Obituaries

02/06/2019 - 1:03pm
OTTUMWA – “Jimmy” James W. Mefford, 61, of Ottumwa died at 1:05 a.m. February 2, 2019 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born March 25, 1957 in Ottumwa to Earl and Joan Willhoit Mefford.  He married Christine Bormann on October 7, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feburary 7, at Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Schoepf...
02/06/2019 - 1:00pm
Richard Joe Shipley 63, of Burlington, formerly of Gibson, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Great River Hospice House. Born September 27, 1955, in Sigourney, he was the son of Joe and Wilma (Leathers) Shipley. He married Debora Thatcher and the couple had three daughters and later divorced.  Burial will be held at a later date at Garrett...
01/21/2019 - 2:06pm
KEOTA-Mary Vincent, age 75, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at State Center Specialty Care in State Center.        Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota, with Pastor Vince Homan officiating.  Burial will be at Keota Cemetery.  Visitation will...
01/09/2019 - 3:44pm
Betty Walther Fischer, age 68, a resident of Oceanside, California, formerly of Portland, Oregon, died December 27, 2018.          Survivors include sister, Linda Tygart of Sigourney, sister-in-law Peggy Walther of Oceanside, niece Sandi Walther Reynolds, and nephew James Walther, Chuck Tygart and Shawn...
01/09/2019 - 3:43pm
Doris Jean Reinert was born January 27, 1935 near Parnell, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn Paul & Lucille (Banes) Lekin.  Doris died on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the English Valley Care Center in North English at the age of 83 years. Celebration of Life Service was held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 4, 2019 at the North English United...
01/09/2019 - 3:42pm
Sigourney- Glenn Alva Parsons was born April 11, 1935 in Moody, Missouri the son of Alva Zellis & Bertha (Willard) Parsons. Glenn died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Sigourney at the age of 83 years. Celebration of Life Service was be held 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. Messages...
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