James T. Rutter
James T. "Jim" Rutter, 60, of 9150 Highway 6 East died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Funeral.
Darcie (Danley) Balducki
RUNNELLS — Darcie (Danley) Balducki, 35, of Runnells died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Paul W. Myers
Paul W. “Ringo” Myers, 81, of Newton died on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his home in Newton. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at the St. Aidan’s Anglican Catholic Church in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Newton Union Cemetery.
PRAIRIE CITY — Maryalyce Clark, 78, of Prairie City, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Graveside memorial services will be Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City at 1 p.m.
Roscoe K. “Skeets” DePenning, 92, of Newton died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the Newton Health Care Center in Newton.
Nancy L. Bosma
Nancy Lynn Bosma, the daughter of Donald Charles and Shirley Williams Nebergall, was born May 24, 1957, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She attended Grinnell schools before moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Kennedy with the class of 1975. Nancy attended Iowa State University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in education in 1993 from Buena Vista University and received her Master’s degree in education from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wis., in 2000.
Larry Dean Hunerdosse, 54, of Central City, Iowa, the son of Jesse W. and Evalee (Greene) Hunerdosse, was born in Des Moines. He died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, (on his father’s birthday) at the Hiawatha Hospice of cancer.
Mark C. Mellinger
Mark C. Mellinger, 53, of Flower Mound, Texas, beloved partner, son, father, brother, friend, coach, engineer, manager and mentor, died peacefully on Dec. 13, 2009, surrounded by friends and family in his home, after fighting cancer with their help for nearly two years.
Marion Ray Heemstra was born May 27, 1920, to Neal and Edith Baker Heemstra at the family home in Marion County, Iowa. He passed away at the Mercy Medical Center the morning of Dec. 11, 2009, at the age of 89.
Clifford R. Jackson
HARTFORD — Clifford Russell Jackson of Hartford passed away on Dec. 7, 2009, at the age of 81. He was born March 13, 1928, on a farm near Newton.
Mary Joesphine Mullen Porter
Mary Joesphine Mullen Porter, 51, of Monroe died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at the Hospice of Jasper County Monarch Wing at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
Scott E. Halter
Scott E. Halter, 42, of Newton died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the First Christian Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention may be left at the funeral home or the church the day of the service.
Mildred L. Ratcliff
Graveside services for Mildred Ratcliff of Fulton, Ill., formerly of Sully, Iowa, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Friends Cemetery in Lynnville, Iowa. Visitation will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sully Garden Chapel Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Estella L. Birkenholtz of Newton will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, who have been entrusted with the arrangements. A visitation with the family will be held from 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in Estella’s name are being designated to Hospice of Jasper County or St. Luke Methodist Church.
Scott E. Halter
Scott E. Halter, 42, of Newton died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the First Christian Church in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention may be left at the funeral home or the church the day of the service.
Mildred C. Cline
Mildred C. Cline, 92, of Prairie City died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Monarch Wing at Skiff Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Prairie City United Methodist Church, with burial following at Waveland Cemetery.
Robert C. May
Funeral services for Bob May will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home. A visitation with the family present will be on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until service time. Memorials in Bob’s name may be left at the funeral home.
Paul L. Hillers
Paul L. Hillers, 55, of Newton died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Hospice of Jasper County’s Monarch Wing in Newton.
OSKALOOSA — Henry Arie Bennink, son of John H. and Carrie Bogaards Bennink, was born June 26,1916, at the family home near Taintor. He passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at the Oskaloosa Care Center at the age of 93.
Richard A. Buchanan
Richard A. “Dick” Buchanan, 78, of Newton, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Hospice of Jasper County’s Monarch Wing in Newton.
Mary F. Klemm
Mary F. Klemm, 67, of Des Moines died at home on Wednesday, July 8, 2009. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Newton.
Robert Lee Conn
Robert Lee Conn, the son of David and Muriel (Montegomery) Conn, was born June 28, 1938, in Polk County. He graduated from Lynnville High School with the class of 1956. Robert had lived in Washington state for a time but has lived the majority of his life in Newton. He worked as a foreman for Thomberts, Inc. in Newton, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #997. Robert enjoyed being with his family, NASCAR Racing and was a Green Bay Packers fan.
Mildred Van Gorp
MISSION. S.D. — Visitation for Mildred Van Gorp, 89 of Mission, S.D., will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Monday, June 1, at Newton Baptist Temple in Newton. Funeral services will be at the church on Tuesday, June 2, at 1 p.m. with burial following at Newton Union Cemetery. Holmes Funeral Home of Valentine, Neb., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Services in Newton will be conducted by Wallace Family Funeral Home.
Kenneth E. Loomis
Kenneth E. Loomis, 78, the son of Manford E. and Ruth I. (Tufts) Loomis, was born April 29, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended East High School in Des Moines. Kenneth was a retired over the road trucker, employed by Pulley Freight twenty-one years and Hy-Vee Food Store sixteen years, in 2008.
On August 21, 1971, Kenneth was united in marriage with Sonnie Brodersen Smith in Newton. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, Church of the Nazarene, and attended Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton. Kenneth had devoted his life to his family, enjoying his grandchildren, his church, sports and reading his bible.
Kenneth died on Sunday afternoon, September 14, 2008, in the Monarch Wing of Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left to honor Kenneth's memory include his wife Sandra "Sonnie" Loomis of Newton; son Douglas (Paula) Loomis of Des Moines; his daughters: Kathy (Ole) Jensen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Diana (Ray) Owens of Memphis, Tennessee, Robin (Carl) Day Jr. of Norwalk, Iowa and Cindy (Mike) McCoy of Altoona, Iowa; his nine grandchildren: Jane LaFleur, Kirk Day, Patricia Day, Scott Jensen, Rodney Jensen, Cody McCoy, Cameron McCoy, Monica Loomis and Justin Loomis; five great-grandchildren; his brothers: Keith S. (Peggy) Loomis of Walker, Minnesota and Donald J. Loomis of Madison, Wisconsin; and his many good neighbors and friends.
George Marion Sports
Our precious husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, George Marion Sports went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. He was born July 12, 1921 in Blenheim, Marlboro County, South Carolina the son of George Washington Sports and Annie Steel Edwards Sports. Sergeant George Marion, United States Army, served in World War II and was honorably discharged October, 1945. He felt honored to serve his country. After his service, George Marion married his beloved, Nondas Matilda Lewis Sports. Together they had three sons, George Jr. of San Diego, California, Larry Richard of Arlington, Texas, Michael James of Keller, Texas and three daughters, Sallie Ann Sports Aschan of Marshalltown, Iowa, Patricia Lee of Addison, Texas and Marion Kay Sports Stayskal of Kennington, Michigan.
He was wholeheartedly devoted to providing his siblings, children and grandchildren the opportunities that were inaccessible for him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, yet we are assured and thankful to know that today, he is walking tall again, among the giants in heaven. The family wishes to thank all the physicians, nurses and caregivers who gently cared for our precious husband and father. George Marion was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Hattie Sports and step-brother, Albie Sports.
George Marion is survived by his wife Nondas, his children, George, Jr., Sallie (Carl), Larry (Pat), Patricia, Marion (Greg) and Michael (Sherri), his grandchildren, Major Shawn Aschan (Chantel), Shane Aschan (Trish), Christina Sports, Chelsey Sports (Layton), George Scott Sports, Bryan Van Wyk (Diane), Breanna Stayskal, Kelsey Sports and Lindsay Sports, his great grandchildren, Lauren, Wyatt, Morgan, Joey, Emma, Derrick, Bodie and Tayteum, his sister-in-law, Mary Sports of Georgetown, South Carolina and grandpuppies, Cody and Abby.
Because God sent His Son to die for the sins of the world, George Marion is with our Lord. He loved his Lord and Savior. George Marion was a loving and caring father. He was courageous and cheerful in adversity and beloved by all those he touched. George Marion loved his family, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren and a multitude of friends.
The family will be receiving friends Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton. The will be a celebration service conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday by Pastor Randy Mason. Burial will be at the Newton Union Cemetery Veteran's Section.
The family requests in George Marion's memory that you honor someone you love with flowers and a hug today. Memorials may be left in his name.
Curtis Polhamus, 54, of Newton died Saturday, Nov. 20, at his home.
Services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Newton. Friends may greet the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Pence-Reese Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Mary J. Manley
Mary Jean Manley, 47, of Monroe passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2010, at Newton Health Care.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with a visitation and fellowship time to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being designated in Mary’s name.
Mary Jean, the daughter of Donald Ernest and Colleen Marie (Harbour) Manley, was born Aug. 14, 1963, in Newton. She attended Newton Senior High School. In 1987, Mary was united in marriage with Bradley Johnson. She owned and operated Mary’s Day Care, retiring in 2007, due to her health. She had devoted her life to her family and friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Michael Manley, in 1965; a sister, Nancy Mackerman, in 2007; and her grandparents, George and Jennie Manley and Ival and Lillian Harbour.
Those left to honor Mary’s memory include her son, Joshua Ernest Johnson (Lindsey Howe) of Monroe; her daughter, Jami Taylor Manley of Monroe; her former husband, Brad Johnson; a brother, Ron (Renee) Manley; her sisters, Kathy (Lyle) Thurman, Jayne (Mancil Laidig) McKeever, Susan (Randy Cooley) Manley and Rebecca (Tony) Farver; her brother-in-law Richard Mackerman; her many nieces and nephews; and her many friends.
W. Colleen Cook
W. Colleen Cook, 78, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at her home in Baxter.
A funeral service took place on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter with the Rev. Rollin Watters officiating. Visitation was on Friday at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton, and burial was at Restland Cemetery.
Memorials to the Baxter Rescue Unit or the Congregational United Church of Christ may be left at the funeral home or the church the morning of the service.
The daughter of Cloise Boone and Hazel L. (Fehrmann) Bartlett, Colleen was born April 17, 1932, in rural Laurel, Iowa. She was a graduate of Laurel High School in 1950.
Colleen was united in marriage to Paul Cook on Dec. 5, 1959, in Laurel. She grew up in rural Laurel before moving to rural Baxter after she was married.
Colleen was a homemaker and also had worked at Marshall Manufacturing for nine years, and as a house cleaner for over 20 years. Colleen was a Girl Scout Leader, and she enjoyed family, her grandchildren and friends. She also liked to play cards, good jokes, wine making and vacations.
Colleen is survived by a son, Clark (Michelle) Cook of Des Moines; a daughter, Cindy (Todd) Foreman of Collins; two grandchildren, Nathan and Maddy; and her siblings, Mardell Newcomb of Montour, Iowa, and Larry Bartlett of Laurel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, in 2007; a sister, Phyllis; and two brothers, Wayne and Max.