Funeral Service Announcements

Frances Boese

Posted: Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Funeral services are pending for 84 year-old Frances M Boese of Mt. Pleasant. The Beatty Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Rolin “Rod” Whitmire

Posted: Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 6:40 am

Memorial services for 76 year old Rolin “Rod” Whitmire of Sigourney, will be held at 11:00 a. m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Lancaster Christian Church in rural Sigourney. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sigourney at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
A memorial fund has been established for the family. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Rod and his family. Condolences may be e-mailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

Patricia Johnson

Posted: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 5:00 pm
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Funeral services for 61-year-old Patricia Johnson, of rural Columbus Junction

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Vyrle Grout

Posted: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Ninety-one year old Vyrle Grout of rural Riverside has passed away. The body has been cremated and per her requests there will be no services. A memorial fund for the South Sharon Grout Cemetery and Hospice of Washington County has been established. Memorials may be sent to the Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona.

Edward J. Hough

Posted: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 8:23 am

Funeral services for 98-year-old Edward J. Hough of Washington will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 11, at the West Chester United Methodist Church with Pastor Marlene Janssen officiating.

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Gerald Fankhauser

Posted: Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 8:23 am

Funeral service arrangements are pending for 86 year-old Gerald Fankhauser, of Washington at the Beatty Funeral Home.

Esther Birney

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 11:55 am

Funeral services for 90-year-old Esther Birney of Washington will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with Ilene Schnicker officiating. General calling hours will be held at the Jones & Eden Funeral home from noon until 5 p.m. Friday. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church where the family will be present to receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Burial will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, the Halcyon House Good Samaritan Fund or Washington County 4-H.

Lucille Reighard

Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 8:33 am

Funeral services for 81 year-old Lucille Reighard of Washington will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Washington with Father Troy Richmond officiating. General calling hours are to be held from noon until 5 p.m. tomorrow (3/8) at the Jones and Eden Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tomorrow in Tobin Hall at St. James Church. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (3/8) at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A general memorial has been established.

Kathrin Lieberknecht

Posted: Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Funeral services for 98-year-old Kathrin Lieberknecht of Columbus Junction will be held 11am, Monday, March 11th at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction. Visitation will be held from 10 until the time of service. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery.

Leona Yoder

Posted: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Graveside Services for 87 year-old Leona Ferne Yoder of Kalona will be at 10 am Wednesday  in the East Union Cemetery.

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Henry Fowler

Posted: Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 9:11 am

Funeral arrangements are pending for 65 year old Henry Fowler of Sigourney.

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Edna Mae “Marnie” Simmering

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

A celebration of life for 88 year old Edna Mae “Marnie” Simmering of Washington

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Raymond Howsare

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am

Celebration of life services for 95-year-old Raymond Howsare, of Indianola, formerly of Crawfordsville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the United Church of Crawfordsville.

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Edward Lee Conger

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 9:03 am

Funeral services for 71-year-old Edward Lee Conger of Ollie will be held Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 in the Fremont Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the VanOrsdall Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation will be held tomorrow, March 1, at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. The Fremont Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Lois Killian

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 9:02 am

A celebration of life service for 89-year-old Lois Killian of Sigourney will be held at Bethel Methodist Church in rural Sigourney on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be tomorrow evening, March 1, from 5 to 8 at the Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney. Donations in her memory may be made to the Keokuk County Hospice. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Lois and her family.

Eleanor Timmins

Posted: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 7:39 am

Funeral services for 73 year old Eleanor Timmons of Washington will be held at 10:30AM Thurday at the United Methodist Church in Washington.

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Marjorie M. Snyder

Posted: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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A Celebration of Life service for 84 year-old for Marjorie M. Snyder of Kalona will be held Monday at 1pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond.

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Ron Plate

Posted: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Funeral services for 63 year old Ron Plate of Hedrick

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Judy Williams

Posted: Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Celebration of Life Service for 65 year old Judy Williams of Keota

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Mary Hackert

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

A memorial service for 86 year-old Mary Hackert of Richland will be held on Thursday at the Richland United Methodist Church in Richland.

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