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Mike Middlebrook, 48, of Corydon passed away from a short hard fought battle with an aggressive cancer on March 4, 2020, at Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines with his family by his side. His loving wife, Mendy never left his side and they had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

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Ivy Coffey was born March 16, 1945, to Ivan and Georgia Kost in Leon, Iowa. She was the youngest of three girls and spent most of her early days on the Kost farm east of Humeston. School was attended at both Cambria and Mormon Trail School Districts in Wayne County where she greatly enjoyed …

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Services for Carol Janet Booth, 94, of Indianola, Iowa, who passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at The Village in Indianola, were held Feb. 24, at the First United Methodist Church.

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Linda Sue Clark was born on July 25, 1943, to Archie Marion Clark and Elva Lorraine (Hull) Clark. She departed this life on Dec. 24, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.

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Thomas Perry Brock was born on Jan. 18, 1941, and passed away on Dec. 24, 2019, at the Wayne County Hospital. He was born in Putnam County, Mo., but his parents Samuel Watson Brock and Gladys Irene Johnson Brock moved their family to Wayne County, Iowa, where they lived the remainder of thei…

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Travis Street, 40, of Creston died Dec. 21, 2019, as the result of a four-wheeler accident in Wayne County.  Celebration of Life Services were held Dec.30 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O’Riley officiated. Burial will be private at the Maple Hill Cemetery of Cromwell. In …

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Joe Dean Sloan, 87, of Warrensburg passed away Nov. 20, 2019, at Western Missouri Medical Center.

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Funeral services for Gerald "Jerry" Gass, 66, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher-Dallas. Interment will be in the Bauer Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the church. A prayer servi…

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Betty Jean (Wilkie) Kauffman, 87, passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2019, in Lake Placid, Florida. She had been a resident of Sebring, Florida, since 1987, where she and her husband, William “Bill” Kauffman moved from Bourbonnais, Ill., after his retirement.

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Lana Clark, 48, of Seymour passed away, Dec. 1, 2019, at Wayne County Hospital surrounded by her family.

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Colleen Maxine Polsdofer, 85, of Corydon passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Corydon Specialty Care.

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Benjamin M. Shoup Sr., 87, of Allerton, Iowa, formerly of Peoria Heights, Ill., passed away at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon on Aug. 10, 2019. Ben was born on Jan. 29, 1932, in rural Secor, Ill., to Ancil and Goldie (Woosley) Shoup. On Feb. 27, 1950, he married Wanda Farner in Eureka,…

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Virginia Viola (McKeeman) Kyner, 92, recently gained status as the oldest person in her immediate family. Sometimes known as “Ginny”, she passed away surrounded by family on Aug. 6, 2019. Oldest child of Melvin James (1904-1993) and Edna Ethel Elwell (1908-1986) McKeeman, was born July 15, 1…

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Raymond Dale Hartley of Smithville, Mo., died suddenly on July 6, 2019, following a freak camp fire explosion.*

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Dennis Criswell, 71, of Corydon, passed away on July 1, 2019, at Chariton Specialty Care after a brief illness. 

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Dwight Thurman Joy was born to John Herman Joy and June Wilkie Chapman Mackey Joy, Dec. 7, 1938, in Union Township, in Lucas County Iowa, joining an older sister, Dixie Joy McKay, in the family. Dwight passed away in Hartselle, AIa., March 24, 2019.

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Evelyn Wynema Bettis was born on July 1, 1927, in Humeston, Iowa, to Earl and Neola Rickert Bellon. She attended schools in Wayne County and graduated from Allerton High School as salutatorian with the class of 1945. Venturing out into the world, she signed her first teacher’s contract for t…

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Tyler LeRoy Evitt, 35, of Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away on May 10, 2019, at his home in Ottumwa.

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Leola Evelyn Lain, 105, of Mystic, passed away May 6, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. 

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Jackie Elaine Stephens, 88, Mercer, Mo., passed away April 30, 2019, at the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.

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A celebration of the Life of Karen (Gibbs) Cochran will be held May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Cambria. Karen passed away Dec. 11, 2018, in Colleyville, Texas, following a courageous battle against brain cancer.

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James David Darrah, Sr., 78, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on April 21, 2019.

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David Lee Murrow was born March 17, 1936, in Corydon, Iowa, to Rondel and Vera (Sayers) Murrow. He passed away on May 1, 2019, at Chariton Specialty Care.

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Orley Mark Spinler, “Mark”, 62, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away, April 4, 2019, in Milton, Flo. He was born Feb. 19, 1957, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Dale and Barbara Spinler. Mark attended and graduated from Wayne Community in Corydon in 1976 and then attended Lincoln Tech. On March 15, 199…

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Linda Marie Seddon, 79, passed away March 23, 2019, at Circle of Life Hospice in Chariton after a sudden illness. Private services will be held at a later date, with burial at the Cambria Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Linda’s name to Homestead of Chariton or to The American Shetland Pony Club.

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At the age of 87, Dr. Eldon Bills passed away Dec. 17. Recently living in Cottonwood, Ariz., he is survived by his wife Marilyn of 61 years. Other survivors are his brother Burl Bills of Corydon, Iowa, sons Loren and wife Lynne of Cottonwood, Erick and wife Debra of Chino Valley, and Koner a…

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Alberta June (Darrah) Snider, 95, of Seymour, passed away Feb. 1, 2019, at the Corydon Specialty Care.  Alberta was born to Roy and Vera (Nicholson) Darrah on Nov. 4, 1923, in Appanoose County, Iowa.  She graduated from Cincinnati Iowa High School.  On Oct. 23, 1948, she married Miles A. Sni…

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Jerald Fetters, 78, of Millerton, passed away Feb. 2, 2019.  Jerald was born at home in Confidence on Oct. 2, 1940, to Ernest and Irene (Holmes) Fetters. Jerald attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Corydon High School with the class of 1958. The class celebrated th…

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Christopher Lee Perryman, 33, of Garden Grove, Iowa, the son of Marty Dale Collis and Theca Liuwana Perryman, was born Feb. 25, 1985, at Chariton, Iowa. He died at his home in Garden Grove on Jan. 12, 2019.