Steve Holdgrafer of Swan, formerly of Bryant, 50, passed away suddenly May 2, 2013, in Des Moines.
Steve was born Oct. 29, 1962, in Maquokata to Kenneth and Darlene (Bormann) Holdgrafer. He attended East Central High School. He received a two-year degree from Indian Hills Community College,
He married Susan McCart on July 18, 1987.
He was self-employed and the owner of Ducts in a Row. Steve was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.
Steve enjoyed concerts, golfing, tailgating, Iowa football games and keeping things clean.
He is survived by his parents, Ken and Darlene; wife, Susan; sons, Ethan and Colin; brothers, Dave (Debra) Holdgrafer, Brian (Keri) Holdgrafer and Gary (Lisa) Holdgrafer; Susan’s family; parents, Don and Bonnie McCart and Susan’s sister, Gina (Trig) Hoveland.
A memorial services was held May 6 at Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home in Urbandale.
Online condolences may be left at caldwellraddetz.com.
May 14, 2013, 07:42
SANDRA M. DARRAH
Sandra M. Darrah, 67, of Van Buren, Ark., passed away April 25, 2013. Sandra was born March 30, 1946, in Monroe, La.
Sandra was a loving sister, daughter and mother. She was a real estate broker in Iowa.
Her mother, Ruth King; father, Havis Payne; husband, Donald Darrah and son, Dwight Kandle, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two brothers, Michael Payne of Van Buren, Ark., and Sonny Payne of Houston, Texas; stepmother, Cledia Payne of Van Buren; aunts, Betty Fife and Kay McClanhan , both of Louisiana, and Gladys Varnell of Dallas, Texas.
A private service was under the direction of Van-Alma Funeral Home.
May 14, 2013, 07:41
Sandra Jean Wright
SANDRA JEAN WRIGHT
Sandra Jean Wright, 72, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away April 29, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
She was born in Mystic, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 1940, to Dallas F. and Geraldine Avanelle “Avie” (Kirk) Walker.
Sandra attended Moravia High School and graduated in 1958. Sandra was united in marriage on June 7, 1958, to John David Lewis who preceded her in death in December 1960. To this union, one child was born, David Michael “Mike” Lewis of Seymour.
Sandra was united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1966, to Stuart M. Wright who preceded her in death in September 2006. She was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency and worked out of the Kansas City, Mo., office from 1983-2003. She traveled throughout the United States, working in many different areas of the organization.
Sandra loved her family and friends. She had many special times with them. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, fishing, boating, playing cards and having family get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by them.
She was a member of the Seymour American Legion Auxiliary and NARFE for active and retired federal employees.
Sandra is survived by son, Mike (Tiena) Lewis; grandchildren, David Lewis and Gregory (Amanda) Lewis; great-grandchild, Khloe Lewis; sister, Sharon (Duane) Scott of Fort Madison; sisters-in-law, Nancy (LeRoy) Tietsort of Sedona, Ariz., and Peggy Oden of Centerville; brother-in-law, Timothy (Ellen) Wright of Wentzville, Mo.; nieces and nephews, Jeff (Jan) Walker of Norwalk, Penny (Rick) Sharp of Centerville, Randy (Jody) Walker of Mystic, Peggy (Rob) Clement of LaPlate, Mo., Kay (Mike) Spieler of Lovilla, Keith (Betty) McCord of Fort Madison and John (Sue) Tietsort of Sedona.
Her parents, husbands and one brother Dallas L. (Mickey) Walker, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held May 1 at the Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Mike Finn officiating.
A memorial has been established to The Wayne County K-9 Fund and the Walnut City Christian Church Restorative Fund, and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, IA 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
May 7, 2013, 07:35
Betty Fry Jones
BETTY FRY JONES
Betty Fry Jones, 89, died peacefully April 18, 2013, in Denver, Colo. She was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Corydon, Iowa, to Ruth (McMurry) and Myrl Fry. She resided in Des Moines for the majority of her life and spent the last 11 years in Denver.
Betty lived an active and interesting life and wore many hats during her lifetime, including wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, business owner, hospice volunteer and Army private. She owned and served as president of Des Moines-based Office Outfitters from 1961 to the late 1970s, providing business systems consulting to various central Iowa companies at the time. She was also an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she served, for a time, on the church's board of trustees, taught Sunday school along with her husband, John Paul and supported Senior High Group fundraising efforts. She was an active member of the Ding Darling Chapter of the Izaak Walton League from the late 1940s through the late 1950s and served as president of Des Moines Women’s Advertising Club in the early 1960s. She served in the Women’s Army Corps from late 1944 to the end of World War II.
Betty is survived by a sister, Jean Cunningham of Tacoma, Wash.; daughter, Ruth (Dean) Nichols of Denver; son, Chuck (Bertha) Jones of Chula Vista, Calif.; stepsons, Larry (Carol) Jones of Cañon City, Colo., and Bill Jones of Middletown, R.I.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Her parents; brother, Don Fry; sister, Jo Fry Wilson and husband, John Paul Jones, preceded her in death.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to HCI Care Services, formerly Hospice of Central Iowa, where Betty served as a volunteer in the 1980s.
A memorial service date is pending.
May 7, 2013, 07:34
Kenneth Williams, 80, died April 20, 2013, at Lucas County Health Center.
Kenneth was born in Tuthill, S.D. on Nov. 25, 1932, to Telford and Mary (Everheart) Williams. Kenneth was a long time farmer in Washington Township in Wayne County. He was a loyal John Deere owner who loved the land and raising his Hereford cattle.
Kenneth was united in marriage Nov. 26, 1955, to Alyce Teater at the Derby Methodist Church. The two enjoyed 43 years of marriage until her passing July 4, 1999.
After leaving the farm, Kenneth and Alyce moved to Cheyene Wells Colo., where he worked for an implement dealer until his retirement. After retirement, the two moved back to Chariton where Kenneth was able to spend quality time fishing with several different friends. Dancing was another favorite activity of Kenneth’s. He frequently danced at Woodburn, Humeston, Melcher and at the Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center. Kenneth especially enjoyed time spent with Betty Brodsack and her family after Alyce’s death. Many friends enjoyed the nutmeats that Kenneth had painstakingly picked out. Besides fishing, Kenneth found time to tend his garden, with tomatoes being a specialty. He was a true gentleman and made friends in many walks of life. Noontime would find Kenneth at the Senior Center eating lunch with his many friends.
Kenneth is survived by his three children, Missy Vela of Stillwater, Okla., Joe (Cindy) Williams of Humeston and Jon (Teresa) Williams of Corydon; five siblings, Irene Bellon of Knoxville, Roberta Allen of Corydon, Donald Williams of St. Francis, Kan., Richard Williams of Chariton and David Williams of Corydon; 10 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
His parents, Telford (1953) and Mary (1984); wife, Alyce in 1999 and two infant grandchildren, preceded him in death.
A celebration of Mr. Williams’s life was held April 25 at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence officiating.
A private family inurnment was in the Sharon Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorials may be given to Lucas County Senior Citizen Center or the American Cancer Society.
Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton was in charge of arrangements.
Apr 30, 2013, 07:43
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