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Obituaries published the week of Nov. 6, 2012
Nov 7, 2012, 16:52

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Services for Marie Gooding, 75, were held 10:30 a.m., Oct. 31 at the Fielding Funeral Home.
Family will greet friends at the Fielding Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m., Oct. 30.
Interment will be in the Chariton Cemetery.

William Ervin “Bill” Lovell, son of Harmon Uriar and Henrietta Elmira (Reynolds) Lovell, was born in Hasty, Iowa, on Dec. 28, 1914, and passed away on Oct. 29, 2012, at the Westview Acres Care Center in Leon, Iowa, at the age of 97 years.
Bill lived most of his life in Iowa attending country school through the eighth grade and then worked in the family business of truck farming. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Army during World War II as a field lineman in the 641st division. After the war, he returned to Des Moines and was employed with Solar Aircraft.
He later went into business for himself installing chain link fence. He loved gardening, growing flowers, grapes and berries, fishing, hunting, Patsy Kline music, watching the Lawrence Welk Show and Hee Haw on TV. He can be remembered for his wit, never taking anything seriously, always having a comeback and wearing his big sombrero hat while mowing the yard on his riding lawnmower.
Bill was united in marriage to Arlene Elizabeth Payne on Nov. 28, 1940, in Minnesota. They lived in Iowa until he retired, and then moved to an acreage south of Princeton, Mo., where he enjoyed attending auctions, raising grapes and becoming a member of the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Post #477 of Mercer. After his health began to fail, they moved to town.
Bill is survived by his wife, Arlene, of Leon; four daughters, Sheryl Thompson and husband, Ron of Mercer, Mo., Joy Ferris and husband Wayne of Easton, Maine, Darla Murphy and Nancy Daughton of Leon; son, Ervin Lovell of Leon; sister, Minnie Daniels of Des Moines; 16 grandchildren, Sheri Parsons and husband Donnie of Princeton, Makella Hagan and husband Lathe, Melanie Robinson and husband Chuck, Joseph Murphy and wife Ann, Billie Jo Heaton and friend Kevin McAninch, Tammy McFee and husband Skip, all of Mercer, Larry Hartman and wife Sonja, Jerry Hartman and wife Stacey, all of Las Vegas, Nev., Carla McIntosh and husband Doug of Corydon, Kevin Heaton and wife Laurie of Hanford, Calif., Carl Hill and wife Sharon, of Arizona, Jeff Lovell and friend Lasheena Drake Corrina Wires and husband, Anthony of Leon, Kelley Frost and husband Larry of Novinger, Mo., Jon Jeffers and friend Bobbie of Maine and Jessica Ferris and friend Mikel of South Carolina; five step grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; 9 stepgreat-great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dixie Dailey; two grandchildren, Shelley Belcher and Robert Lovell; great-grandson, Cody McIntosh; brother, Harlan Lovell and sister, Norma Rice.
Graveside services will be held on Nov. 6 at 11 a.m., at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lineville with Pastor Jack Stark officiating.
Open visitation and viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Lineville.
Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Lineville was in charge of arrangements.