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Don Butler
M. Don Butler, 71, of Bloomfield died Jan. 23, 1999, at the VA Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was born July 8, 1927, in Pleasant Mound, Minn. to Donald and Melva Berdine Butler. He married Jacqueline L. Bartley April 30, 1968, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He served in the US Navy during World War II. A resident of Bloomfield for five years, he had been an over the road truck driver for Foodliner in Eddyville.
He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Valerie and Theresa Butler both of Fall River, Mass., Joni Teegarden of Smithville, Mo., Brenda Weinmeister of Oskaloosa and Penny Butler of Bloomfield; two sons, Dennis Butler of Fall River, Mass. and John Krems of Platte City, Mo.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Eldon Butler of Hackensack, Minn. and Preston Butler of Pulaski and a sister, Kathleen Fett of Sebastian, Fla.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark Butler, and a brother, Warren Butler.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Anthony Herold officiating. Burial with military rites by Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield was in the Pulaski Cemetery in Pulaski.
A memorial has been established to his family.

Harold York
Harold Francis York, 85, of Lancaster, Mo. died Jan. 19, 1999 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Centerville.
He was born Jan. 12, 1914 near Savannah to Newton Elbert and Ada Owens York.
On Dec. 26, 1943 he married Edna L. Shirley.
He was a lifetime resident of Schuyler County, where he had farmed until his health began to fail. He and his wife had lived in the Downing, Mo., vicinity and also in the Bethel Community, south of Glenwood, Mo., prior to moving to Lancaster in 1996. He was a member of the Downing and Queen City Saddle Clubs and had been president of the Downing Club for six years.
He is survived his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alvin York, Owen York and Wendell York and one sister, Pauline Briedwell.
Memorial services were held Jan. 22, 1999 at the Norman Funeral Chapel in Lancaster with Pastor Benjamin Wheeler officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery.
Memorials established are donor's choice for the American Heart Association, the Bethel Cemetery Care Association or the family.
 
Jerry Lee Albright
Jerry Lee Albright, 63, of Wellman, died Friday, Sept. 24, at Mercy Hospitals in Iowa City following a sudden illness.
He was born April 27, 1936, in Milton to Louis and Lotty (Doll) Albright. He married Virginia Rotzinger on Nov. 3, 1956, they were later divorced.
He was employed as a farmhand, the Elm Grove Cemetery, the University of Iowa from 1967-1997 and Hy-Vee from 1997 until his death.
He is survived by special friend, Eva Dobbins of Keswick; Two sons, Randy Albright of Wellman and Rich Albright of Washington; three daughters, Vickie McGuire of Washington, Janice Fox of Fremont and Sue Mulnix of Stockton; two brothers, Murl Albright of Washington and Jesse Albright of Washington; two sisters, Lela May Downing of Stockport and Mary Lou Stewart of Drakesville and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Earl Albright.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with the Rev. Gary Dobbins officiating. Burial will be in the Elm Grove Cemetery.
A general memorial has been established in the name of Jerry Lee Albright.

Olive Augspurger
Mary Olive Augspurger, 85, of Columbus, Nebr., and former Davis County resident, died Sept. 26, at her home.
She was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Davis County to Clarence Edward and Jessie Moore Whisler. She married Lloyd Donald Augspurger Nov. 1, 1933, in Centerville. He died July 27, 1989.
She had been a resident of Davis County most of her life, until moving to Columbus, Nebr. two years ago. She was a member of the Pulaski Mennonite Church, the Mennonite Women Quilters and the Columbus Community Hospital Auxilary Quilters. She had been a member of the Davis County Hospital Auxilary, Women’s Farm Bureau, Pulaski Band Boosters and had been a 4-H leader and county chairperson.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Roger Augspurger of Columbus, Nebr.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three sisters, Maude Chapman of North English, Louise Spurgeon of Oskaloosa and Aletha Halden of Ottumwa.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Larry Augspurger; two brothers, Albert and Richard Whisler and two sisters, Leone McCreary and Ruth Whisler.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pulaski Mennonite Church with Pastor Jeff Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in the Pulaski Cemetery. Visitation is at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the family present from 7-8:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Pulaski Mennonite Church or the donor’s choice.

Goldie L. Matthews
Goldie Leora Matthews, 93, Bloomfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Oct. 1, 1905, in rural Davis County to Charles Irvin and Nancy Maude Bartlett Hunt. She married DeWayne Scott Matthews on Nov. 14, 1925, in Bloomfield. He died February 1983.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Drakesville United Methodist Church and of the Drakesville United Methodist Church Quilters.
She is survived by two daughters, Maxine Rudd and Irene Frymoyer both of Bloomfield; four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Roy Hunt of Bloomfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Rodney D. Rudd; one brother, Bernie Hunt; and one sister, Alma Black.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Officiating the service was Pastor Dan Lindsey of the Mark Baptist Church. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the IOOF Cemetery Foundation.

Mary E. Morris
Mary E. Morris, 83, 3014 Friendship Street, Iowa City, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at Mercy Iowa City following an extended illness.
She was born July 17, 1917, in Solon to Joseph F. and Matilda Miller Cerny. She married LaMar Morris on Nov. 25, 1947, at St. Bridget’s Church in Nolan Settlement. He died in 1994.
Following graduation from Solon High School she attended the Paris Academy of Beauty in Cedar Rapids. She later owned and operated a beauty salon in Solon. She served in the Navy during World War II at Anaheim, Calif. as a hospital corpsman, specializing in physiotherapy. Upon returning from the service she was employed at Mercy Hospital doing physiotherapy. She later earned a BS degree from the University of Iowa. She taught in the West Liberty and the Iowa City area. In 1972 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of America Award.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She had a special love for the Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs.
She is survived by one son, John Morris of Farmers Branch, Tex.; two sisters, Lavona Leonard of Solon; Rosetta Seery of Cedar Rapids and three granddaughters.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Ken Kuntz officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or St. Mary’s Church.

Rick Morgan
Rick L. Morgan, 50, of Bloomfield died Oct. 22, 1999, in Greenview, Mo.–Lake of the Ozarks.
He was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Centerville to Byron and Lola White Morgan. He married Anne Wilson Aug. 26, 1972 in LaBelle, Mo. He graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in 1972 and was a member of the National Guard, 224 Engineering Battalion in Fairfield.
He became a resident of Bloomfield in 1973 when he began working at John Deere in Ottumwa. He was affiliated with the Bloomfield Christian church and was a member of the Bloomfield Country Club, Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield and the Izaak Walton League in Bloomfield.
He is survived by his wife; mother, Lola Morgan of Unionville, Mo.; a son, Eric Morgan of Bloomfield; a daughter, Michelle Morgan of Tulsa, Okla. and a brother, Richard Morgan of Pollock, Mo.
He is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Roger Dean Morgan.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. William McDermet III officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6:30-8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to Davis County Dollars for Scholars.

Clyde Swindler
Clyde Junior "Jim" Swindler, 77, of Downing, Mo., formerly of Bloomfield, died Oct. 21, 1999, at his home.
He was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Bloomfield to Clyde Walter and Mattie Pearl Burton Swindler. He married Helen Iva Lee Kratzer on Jan. 24, 1941.
He grew up in the Downing area and attended Brush Creek School in rural Schuyler County. He worked in the family grocery business and Bunker Hill Country Store trucking in supplies to stock the shelves. He served in the Army Air Force 11th Airborne Division during World War II. After the war he returned to Downing and built the Stockyards; he was an experienced and respected livestock dealer throughout several states. He was a member of Wallace-Gillispie Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4958 at Memphis, Mo., and a member of the Schuyler County Bank Board for more than 10 years. He was a strong supporter of Schyler County 4-H clubs and was honored with a "Friend of 4-H" recognition award.
He is survived by his wife of Downing; two daughters, Sandra Redding of Lancaster and Pam Lusher of Shibley’s Point, Mo.; a son, Steve Swindler of Downing; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viva Cuddy of Florida, Icle Wetzel of Des Moines and Inez Bowling of Bloomfield and a brother, Wilbur of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Joe Dean and John and a sister, Wilma Flynn.
The service was Oct. 24.
Memorials may be made to the Downing Christian Church or the Schuyler County 4-H Council.
Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster was in charge of arrangements.

Linda Blasi
Linda Jean Blasi, 46, of rural Bloomfield died Oct. 23, 1999, at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born May 10, 1953, in Bloomfield to Harold Moses and Iva Mae Huffman Howk. She married Kevin Blasi Sept. 3, 1971, in Pulaski.
A resident of Davis County her lifetime, she was a homemaker and real estate broker for Blasi Real Estate in Bloomfield. She was affiliated with the Church of the Open Bible in Bloomfield.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Kim Byrd of Baxter and Kari Blasi of Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Ciara Keller; four brothers, Ben, Tom and Dick Howk all of Bloomfield and Harry Howk of Pulaski and four sisters, LaRue Heaton of Kirksville, Mo., Betty Ames of Maxwell, Sharon Johnson and Vicki Shively, both of Bloomfield.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jackie Ray Howk and a sister Sandra Kellson.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Gordon Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Pulaski Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to her family.

Freda Lagle
Freda M. Lagle, 89, of Eldon died Oct. 20, 1999, at the Long Term Care Unit at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Oct. 21, 1909, in Van Buren County to John and Nancy Godown Brooks. She married Vern Lagle on Aug. 8, 1930, in Ottumwa; he died Jan. 3 1993.
She lived in Van Buren County most of her life where she and her husband farmed in the Eldon/Troy areas until their retirement in 1970. She was a member of the Christian Church in Eldon, Oakdale Women’s Club and Neighbor Little Club of Eldon.
She is survived by a son, Larry of Eldon; two daughters, Catherine Downing of Ottumwa and Rowena Mathias of Birmingham; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar and Leo Brooks; a sister, Glow Pickens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The service was Sunday at the Christian Church in Eldon with the Rev. George Conz officiating. Burial was in Mount Moriah Cemetery north of Douds.
Memorials may be made to the Long Term Care Unit at Davis County Hospital.

Lawrence Eastridge
Lawrence Eastrige, 73, of Bloomfield died Oct. 20, 1999, at Davis County Hospital.
He was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Herington, Kan., to Loris and Agnes Ballentyne Eastridge. He married Betty Sue Brickrell; she died. He married Joyce Lynette Byerley on Dec. 12, 1981, in Alameta, Calif.
He grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II between 1943-1946, specifically in the South Pacific Theatre during 1944-1946. He was a hotel manager in Texas and California for 40 years before retiring to Bloomfield in 1989.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Thomas of El Cerrito, Calif.; a daughter, Suzanne Boggs of Bloomfield and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; a brother, Edward and two sisters, Lorraine Eastridge and Evelyn Taylor.
The body has been cremated. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to his family.

Lillian Schuler
Lillian Marie Schuler, 89, Irwin died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999 at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 10, 1910 in Jackson, Minn. to Ernest and Bernice Davis Withers. She was married to Sidney L. Schuler.
She was a retired teacher and cook.
She is survived by one son, Joseph Schuler of Myrtle Beach, S. Carolina and former Bloomfield resident; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; and a half-sister, Amy Edeker of Roland.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Dorothy Bliss; a brother, Howard Withers and a half-brother, Bill Honnerman.
Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Irwin with the Rev. Ted Sieck officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Loyd Entwisle
Loyd Entwisle died Aug. 2, 2000, at the Palmer Lutheran Health Center.
He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Volney to Charles and Cora (Slack) Entwisle. His mother died when he was an infant, and he was raised by his aunt and later by his older siblings. He attended school in Monona and Hawkeye.
He married Violet Walker on March 17, 1937, in the Hawkeye Methodist Church. They farmed for a while and then Loyd was employed with Doscher-Miller and Sage Implement Co. of West Union for ten years. He wored for Sidney Crowe and Rodney Drewes doing dairy farming.
He retired to Hawkeye in 1979. Following his retirement his cared for his wife until her death in 1991.
He entered the Good Samaritan Home in April 1998.
He is survived by three sons, Jim and Mark of Hawkeye and Dennis of West Union; seven daughters, Merilee Kleppe of Floris, Linda Weltzin of LaPorte City, Janet Entwisle of Cresco, Nancy Nagel of McGregory, Peggy Kurt of Bridge Port, Nebr., Diane Nagel of Prairie DuChein, Wisc. and Julie Zentz of Cedar Rapids; 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a dauaghter, Sherry Ellen; two brothers, Earl and Orville Entwisle; three sisters, Bessie Kolby, Ruby Hayward and Ruth Schott and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 4, 2000, at the United Methodist Church in West Union with the Rev. Richard Speight officiating. Burial was in the West Union Cemetery.
Burnham-Wood Funeral Home in West Union was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Langdon
Virginia F. Piatt Langdon, 75, of Ottumwa, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 11:15 a.m. Aug. 5, 2000, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
She was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Dean to Elmer and Sylvia Watkins Piatt. She married John Willier on Jan. 26, 1945; he died Aug. 28, 1958. She married Joseph Langdon on Aug. 6, 1960; he died Dec. 28, 1984.
She graduated from Glenwood High School, Glenwood, Mo. in 1942. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Bloomfield before moving to Ottumwa. She was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church and the Bloomfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Mike Willier of Ottumwa; two daughters, Jone Willier McGrew of Columbus Junction and Kathy Langdon Williams of Pella; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Piatt of Glenwood and a sister, Ramona Gravett of Eddyville.
She was preceded in death by infant twin sons and a brother, Charles Piatt.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Priester Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Burliss Parker officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Harold Mills
Harold Mills, 93, of Bloomfield died August 6, 2000, at the Bloomfield Care Center.
He was born March 17, 1907, in Leon to Charles E. and Effie Mae Lindsey Mills. He married Ella Nupp, she died Aug. 26, 1983. He was a farm worker.
He is survived by four nieces and a nephew.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife and a sister, Hazel Harrison.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Eldon Cemetery with the Rev. Harold Baker officiating.
Open visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Robert Shobe
Robert Edward Shobe, 72, of rural Milton died Monday, July 31, 2000, at his home.
He was born Nov. 8, 1927, near Milton to George Edward and Mabel Kritzman Shobe. He married Dorothy Irene Miller Nov. 8, 1954, in the Keosauqua Methodist Church.
He was a life-long farmer in the Troy-Milton area and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Milton United Methodist Church, a past commander of Russell-Strait Post No. 483 American Legion, Milton and Van Buren County American Legion, past president of the Troy Saddle Club, and had served on the Fox Valley school board.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Betty Lathrop of Columbia, Mo., Susan Mercer of Brighton; Shirley Petersma of Keosauqua and Peggy Vannoy of Milton; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson and a sister, Helen Isabelle Hoy of Ottumwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Blount.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 3, 2000, at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with the Rev. Michael Druhl officiating. Burial with military rites by Russell-Strait Post was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
Memorials may be made to Van Buren County Ambulance Service or Iowa City Veterans Hospital and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at Route 1, Box 153, Milton 52570.
 
Richard Fleming
Richard L. Fleming, 72, of Bloomfield died Dec. 3, 2000 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City.
He was born Feb. 14, 1928 in Iowa City to Charles T. and Jessie M. Baines Fleming.
He married Aleda Rupe Nov. 23, 1956 in Hernando, Miss. He served in the United States Air Force. He had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1994. He had owned and operated Dicks Sales and Service AC and Refrigeration in Burlington for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife; four sons Thomas Fleming of Vancouver, Wash., Douglas Fleming of Somerset, Penn., Larry Fleming of St. Charles, Mo. and Richard D. Fleming of Mattoon, Ill; two daughters Carolyn Fleming of Brighton and Debbie Swisher of St. Joseph, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers William Fleming of Fairfield and Harold Fleming of Baxter, Tenn. and a sister, Naomi Strode of Fort Madison.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Linda Arbgaste; a brother Charles Fleming and a sister Irene Fleming.
The body has been cremated.
Graveside services with the Rev. Keith Putney officiating and military rites by Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the IOOF Cemetery.
No visitation is planned.
A memorial in lieu of flowers has been established to the Avenue of Flags at the IOOF Cemetery.
Wagler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Merle Overturf
Merle Overturf, 60, of Bloomfield died Dec. 4, 2000 at the Davis County Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home.
 
Larry T. Harvey
Larry Thomas "Kelly" Harvey, 61, of Bloomfield died Friday, Dec. 1 at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
He was born Oct. 28, 1939, in Dallas to Oliver Worth and Helen Mae Miller Harvey. He married Sandra Minear on March 17, 1979, in the United Methodist Church in Bloomfield.
He was a graduate of the Tracy High School Class of 1957 and a graduate of William Penn College Class of 1963. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired supervisor of the Department of Human Services for over 30 years; he also served as director of Davis County and Van Buren County Departments of Human Services, he served as the Davis County Veterans Affairs Commissioner and served on the board of directors of the Senior Citizen Housing of Bloomfield. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Bloomfield, the Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 American Legion of Bloomfield and the Bell Fountain Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 163 of Tracy.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra; one son Bryan M. Morrison of Bloomfield; two brothers, Lyle E. Harvey of Knoxville and Dan Harvey of Hamilton; three sisters, Lois Morgan of Knoxville, Louise Cooprider of Diamond City, Ark. and Linda Fox of Oskaloosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 4, at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 American Legion of Bloomfield was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Masonic services were Sunday night, conducted by the Bell Fountain Lodge No. 163 A.F. and A. M. of Tracy and the Franklin Lodge No. 14 A.F. and A.M. of Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library.

Alice Sullivan
Alice Anna Sullivan, 89, of rural Bloomfield died Nov. 29, 2000, at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
She was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Davis County to Samuel and Maud Hartzler Ramseyer. She married Robert L. "Bob" Sullivan Nov. 29, 1941, in Kirksville, Mo.. He died March 29, 1996.
A resident of Davis County her lifetime, she was a 1929 graduate of Pulaski High School and attended Parsons College. She was a homemaker and taught in rural Davis County schools. She was a member of the Pulaski Mennonite Church and was affiliated with the Bloomfield United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Prairie Home Club, the Bloomfield United Methodist Women and quilted with the Dorcas Circle at the Pulaski Mennonite Church. She was a past 4-H leader and served on the Extension Council for several years.
She is survived by a son, Keith Sullivan of Bloomfield; two daughters Carolyn Scott and Roberta Veatch, both of Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruby Hoskin of Savannah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Charles Ramseyer.
Funeral services were Sunday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastors Kevin Gingerich and Jeff Ludwig of officiating. Burial was in the lOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Memorials have been established to the Davis County Fair, the Pulaski Mennonite Church and the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.

Esther L Buck
Esther Louise Buck, 79, of Bloomfield died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Bloomfield Care Center
She was born Oct. 22, 1921, in Dean to Leo and Grace Childs Wilfawn. She married James Oris Buck in Centerville. He was killed in World Ward II in October of 1944.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook and waitress for the R & L Truck Stop in Bloomfield, the Bloomfield Country Club and P M. Place store in Bloomfield. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and a member of the Reed-Whisler Post No. 78 American Legion Auxiliary in Bloomfield.
She is survived by her son, Jerald L. Buck of Prairie Village, Kan.; one granddaughter; two sisters, Dorothy Huffman of Ottumwa and Pat Weidemann of Dubuque; two brothers, Ralph Wilfawn of Bloomfield and Leon Wilfawn of Albia.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister in infancy; and two brothers, Lawrence and Russell Wilfawn.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Keith Putney officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Bloomfield.
A memorial has been established to the l.O.O.F. Cemetery Foundation and may be left at or mailed to the Henkenius Priester Funeral Home, 18754 Hwy 63, Bloomfield, lowa 52537.

Louise Ritz
Louise Ritz, 84, of Milton died Dec. 3 at the Bloomfield Care Center.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Milton to Charles and Chloe Hale Conlee. She married Reo A. Ritz Sept. 30, 1934, in Bloomfield. He died May 24, 1997.
She was a 1934 graduate of Milton High School. She had been a resident of Milton since 1997 and was a member of the Milton Christian Church. She attended the Memphis Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons Jack Ritz of Milton, and Charles Ritz of Muscatine; a daughter Garnet Armstrong of Belknap; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a brother, Hale Conlee of Milton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson Shelby Ritz; and two sister, Madge Strausbaugh and Helen Bechtel.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Harold Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
A memorial has been established to the Davis County Dollars for Scholars.

David Grey
Capt. David M. Grey, USAF (Ret), 77, of San Antonio, Texas, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000.
He was born to Jacob Frank and Carrie Turner Grey in Davis County.
He attended high school in Lancaster, Mo.
He is survived by three sons, David Grey, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, Phillip Grey of Houston, Texas and Eric Grey of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Grace in 1987.
The service was held Dec. 6, 2000 at Porter Loring Chapel. Interment was in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


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