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Allen Long
Charles Allen Long, 91, of Bloomfield and formerly of Drakesville died Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Davis County Hospital.
He was born Feb. 23, 1910 in rural Davis County to Charles Allen and Isal Shepherd Long. He married Opal Viola Selix on Nov. 2, 1932 n Bloomfield. She died July 6, 1994.
He raised his family, farmed in Drakesville, and was a member of the Ash Grove Christian Church.
He is survived by two sons, Richard of Drakesville and Kenneth of Bloomfield; three daughters, Janet Woolard of Bloomfield, Nancy Shaw of Muscatine and Garnet Jones of Elephant Butte, N.M.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and a sister, Opal Bright of Ottumwa.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Donna; two grandsons; one granddaughter; one step-grandson; one brother, Harold Williams and one sister, Helen McElderry.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Wakelin of the Bloomfield Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Drakesville Cemetery.
Visitation will open at noon Wednesday and the family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church or to the Drakesville United Methodist Church.

Nellie Herteen
Nellie Herteen, 90, of Ottumwa died March 26, 2001 at Ridgewood Nursing Center in Ottumwa.
She was born Nov. 25, 1910 in Unionville to Andrew and Martha Ann Smith Hopkins. She married John E. Herteen May 3, 1934. He died in 1982.
She was raised near Unionville ant attended Lone Start country school. She farmed with her husband in the Unionville area until retiring and moving to Ottumwa. She was moved to Ridgewood Nursing Center in late 2000. She was a member of the East End Pentecostal Church of Ottumwa.
She is survived by two sisters Fairy Harris of Fairfield and Opal Scully of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers: Walker, Delbert, Charley, Lewis, Miner, Lawrence and Orris and one sister, Clarissa Doll.
Funeral services were held March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Alexander-Johnson Funeral Chapel in Ottumwa with the Rev. Loyal Hepker officiating. Burial was in the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wapello/Davis Counties.

Esther C. Wallace
Esther C. Wallace, 100, formerly of Mesa Ariz., died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Medicalodge South. She has been in failing health since last April.
She was born Jan. 19, 1901, at Moulton to Russell and Lily Henderson Horn. She attended local schools at Moulton and graduated from Moulton High School.
She lived in Arizona for 36 years.
In 1996, she moved to Pittsburg to be near her family.
She married Carl E. Wallace in 1920 at Moulton. He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1964. They lived on a farm southeast of West Grove until 1959.
Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Baptist Church at Mesa and the Rebecca Lodge at Mesa.
Survivors include a son Carl E. Wallace Jr., of Joplin, Mo., a daughter, KeaRae Schierbaum of San Ramon, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, and infant daughter, and three brothers.
Graveside services and burial were Thursday at the Crocker Cemetery, southeast of Pittsburg, with Bob Cuthberston officiating.

Carl Wilson
Carl Edwin Wilson, 86, of rural Milton died June 10, 2001, in Polk County as a result of an auto accident.
He was born March 9, 1915, in Van Buren County to Paul Chisman and Mary Bell Wilson. He married Miriam Josephine Erhardt June 19, 1939, in Bloomfield. She died Dec. 31, 1991.
He graduated from Milton High School and Parsons College. He received a Masters of Divinity Degree from Boston University and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Simpson College. He was a retired United Methodist minister in the Iowa Conference, serving in Deep River-Guernsey, Marengo, Bloomfield, Ft. Madison, Knoxville, Boone and Mt. Pleasant. He was a past District Superintendent in the Boone/Perry District. He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Ottumwa, he preached regularly in many area churches.
He is survived by a son, Jonathan Carl Wilson of Des Moines; two daughters, Jane Elizabeth Wilson of Adel and Laura Cean Wilson of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife and two brothers, Robert and Lloyd Wilson.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services and burial of the cremains will be in the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon at a later date.
Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield was in charge of arrangements.

Homer Kinsinger
Homer G. Kinsinger, 90, of Bloomfield died Tues., June 5, 2001, at the Bloomfield Care Center.
He was born June 22, 1911, in Bunch to Lovick and Alda Brown Kinsinger. He married Ruth Keegan in 1936, she died in November 1944. He then married Evelyn McWilliams Sept. 2, 1946. She died June 17, 1986.
A life long resident of Davis County, he was employed at John Deere Ottumwa Works as a machinist for 28 years retiring in 1973. He was a graduate of Unionville High School in 1929. He was a member of the CCC Camp that built Lake Wapello State Park. He was a 50-year member and past master of Franklin Lodge No. 14 A.F. & A.M.; a member of UAW Local No. 74 and was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church.
He is survived by two sons, Dan of Leesville, La., and Mike of Carrollton, Texas; one grandson and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two sisters Edna Rudd and Nona Smith and one brother Charles,
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. James Wakelin officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Bloomfield Care Center Activity Fund.

Holly Swarts
Holly Kaylene Swarts, 21, of Moulton died on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born the daughter of Mike and Glenda (Kirby) Swarts on July 28, 1979, in Bloomfield. She graduated from Centerville Community Schools and was employed by New Focus in Centerville.
She is survived by her mother, Glenda Swarts, and her father, Mike Swarts, of Moulton; a sister, Heather Swarts of Moulton; a brother, Michael Swarts of Moulton; maternal grandparents, Jack and Hanna Kirby of Bloomfield; paternal grandfather, Raymond Swarts of Moulton and special friends, Larry Long of Bloomfield and Dustin Smothers of Cincinnati.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Geneva Swarts.
Services were held Saturday at the Moulton Christian Church in Moulton with the Rev. Reg Higginbottom officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery in Moulton.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family and left at or mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Homes, 501 North Street, Centerville, IA 52544.

Walter Morrison
Walter Raleigh Morrison, 67, of rural Bloomfield died June 4, 2001, at his motherís home in Blakesburg.
He was born Sept. 1, 1933, in Unionville to James Raleigh and Fairy G. Smith Morrison.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired political science and economics professor at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. He was a member of the Burl McClure Post No. 280 American Legion in Moulton.
He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Raleign Striegler of Mesa, Ariz.; two grandchildren and his mother, Fairy Morrison of Blakesburg.
He is preceded in death by his father; a son, James Raleigh Morrison II and a brother, John Richard Morrison.
Funeral services were Friday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Jim Matheney officiating. Burial with graveside military rites by Burl McClure Post No. 280 of the American Legion in Moulton was in the Sunset View Cemetery in Moulton.

Ernst Metzger
Ernst Jacob Metzger, 91, of Rock Rapids died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital in Rock Rapids.
He was born Oct. 3, 1909, to Fred and Karoline Knobloch Metzger southeast of Lester. He married Ella Leuthold Sept. 7, 1933, at Hiawatha, Kans. She died Dec. 2, 2000.
He grew up in the Lester and Larchwood areas and graduated from the eighth grade from Larchwood Township No. 1 country school. He was a dairy farmer and maintained a beekeeping operation. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester and was active in several different areas of the church. After his retirement, he volunteered at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls. He moved to the Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Rapids in the spring of 1999.
Surviving are nine sons, Boyd of Northfield, Ill., Donald, Glen and Harvey of Larchwood, Alvin of Hawarden, Arthur and Rodney of Lester, Virgil of Vernon Hills, Ill. and Harold of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six daughters, Shirley Wuthrich of Bloomfield, Helen Anliker of West Bend, Arlene Grimm of Morrill, Kans., Ida Kellenberger of Elgin, Ill. and twins, Della Luthi of Morris, Minn. and Ella Martin of Marengo, Ill.; 70 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer of Lester, Eli of Alvord and Roy of Bloomfield and five sisters, Emma Meyer and Frieda Mogler of Lester, Karoline Wuthrich of Bloomfield and Lydiann Wyss and Pearline Streitmattr of Washington, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, John; son-in-law, Donald Luthi; five brothers, Wilhelm, Paul, Jacob, Emil and Frederick and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral was May 19, 2001, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Lester with the church ministers officiating. Burial was in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Lester.
The Roste Funeral Home in Rock Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.

Shari Forsythe
Shari Lu Forsythe, 36, of Bloomfield, died July 28, 2001 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born Aug. 1, 1964 in Bloomfield to C. Gary and Karen E. Amstutz Spurgeon. She married Allan Forsythe June 12, 1982, at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
She was a third grade teacher at Cardinal Community School and a former advertising manager of The Bloomfield Democrat. She was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church, the Friday Night Quilters and Delta Kappa Gamma. She was a past member of the Mothers Club and T.T.T. She was a 1982 graduate of Davis County High School, a 1984 graduate of Indian Hills Community College and a 1990 graduate of Buena Vista College.
She is survived by her husband; three sons Clinton, Nathan and Alex at home; her parents of Bloomfield; one brother, Scott Spurgeon of Bloomfield; one sister, Stephanie Henkenius of Iowa City and her grandparents, Lowell and Lubelle Spurgeon and Edward and Frances Amstutz, all of Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Shari Forsythe Education Scholarship Fund.

Edith Evans
Edith B. Evans, 85, of Fairfield and former Davis County resident died July 26, 2001, at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield.
She was born June 10, 1916, in Davis County to James T. and Mary E. Masterson Briggs. She married Kenneth M. Evans Aug. 7, 1936, in Bloomfield. He died July 8, 1990. She had been a resident of Fairfield since 1993.
She had been a teacher in Davis County, Moulton and Mediapolis school districts. She was a member of the Iowa State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
She is survived by a son Michael Evans of Anamosa; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Rhoda Dabney of Bloomfield and a brother, Jim Briggs of Elmhurst, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers Walter, Charles and Lloyd Briggs and three sisters Irene Fleagle, June Evans and Elnora Bennett.
The body has been cremated and no services are planned. Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

Dee Halferty
Erdene "Dee" R. Halferty, age 69 of Keosauqua and formerly of Des Moines died Sept. 21, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Center in Keosauqua.
She was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Klemme, to Verner and Jennie Meinderts Nelson. She married Robert G. Halfery Dec. 26, 1952, in Klemme.
She lived in Des Moines from 1950 to 1999 when she moved to Keosauqua. She graduated from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse for several years for Dr. Robert Foley.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Rardin of Bloomfield; a son, Brian Halferty of Altoona and 3 granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Ardella Nelson.
The body has been cremated. Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Ell Township Cemetery in Klemme.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be give to the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.
Wagler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dalton Vorhis
Dalton "Red" Vorhis, 86, of Bloomfield died Dec. 5, 2001 at his home.
He was born March 6, 1915 in Bloomfield to Clarence G. and Cal A. Cree Vorhis.
He married Colleen Shook Frick Aug. 9, 1973 in Drakesville. He was a lifetime resident of Bloomfield. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at Englandís Creamery and later at the Bloomfield Lumber Company. He was a member of the Bloomfield United Methodist Church and Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield.
He is survived by his wife; a stepdaughter Susan Grove of Burlington; two stepsons; Robert Frick of Burlington and Jim Frick of Colchester, Ill., and nine step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wagler Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery with graveside military rites by Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday and the family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.

Margaret Smith
Margaret A. "Maggie" Smith, 82, of Bloomfield, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born April 8, 1919 near Mark to Byron Nelson and Alta Emmaline Horn Lamb. She married Francis Bernard Smith June 23, 1937 in Lancaster, Mo. He died Dec. 18, 1992.
She was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband for 30 years east of Bloomfield. She owned and operated Maggieís Taxi service in the 1940s and 1950s. She was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church and the C.W.F. She had attended Bloomfield High School.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lee Burnham and Linda Kay Welch both of Columbia, Mo.; three sons, Jackie Dean of Newark, Calif., Danny Rex and Frank both of Bloomfield; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one brother Richard Lamb of Effingham, Ill.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Harward and Ivalee Jarvis and one brother Howard Nelson.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home with the Rev. James Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Visitation will open after 9 a.m. Wednesday and the family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorials have been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church or the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library.

Kathleen Evans
Kathleen C. Evans, 80, Bloomfield and former Monterey resident, died Nov. 26, 2001 at the Bloomfield Care Center.
She was born Feb. 16, 1921 in Monterey to Charles and Cora Amelang Evans.
A resident of Davis County her lifetime, she was a member of the Monterey Christian Church.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and four brothers Keith, Kyle, Kenneth and Kennon Evans.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnson Cemetery, south of Monterey, with the Rev. Reg Higgenbottom officiating.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Wagler Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Monterey Christian Church.

Edyth Howard
Edyth Mae Howard, 93, Moulton, died Jan. 24, 2002, at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.
She was born Aug. 8, 1908, in Moulton to William M. and Grace Robbins Swarts. She married Marvin Harold Howard on Feb. 11, 1928, in Knoxville. He died Feb. 9, 1997.
A resident of Moulton her lifetime, she was a homemaker. She was a 1927 graduate of Moulton High School and a member of the Moulton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Howard and Glen Howard, both of Moulton; four daughters, Joan Davis of Moulton, Jean Moore of Coatsville, Mo., Judy Mathews of Lancaster, Mo. and Ramona Harrington of Boone; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Russell Swarts of Austin, Texas and Raymond and Bob Swarts, both of Moulton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson; two brothers, Charles and Rex Swarts; and two sisters, Eva Piatt and Helen Kirkland.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Moulton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Schweizer and Brian Hargrave officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Moulton.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the family present from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Moulton United Methodist Church Window Fund.

Peggy Sue Augspurger
Peggy Sue Augspurger, 44 of Iowa City, and former Pulaski resident died Jan. 21, 2002 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born Sept. 30, 1957 in Bloomfield to Larry A. and Darlene L. Murphy Augspurger. A resident of Iowa City since 1976, she was a 1975 graduate of Davis County High School, a 1979 graduate of the University of Iowa, and received her Masters Degree from Marycrest University in 1997.
While at the University of Iowa she pitched for the I-Softball Team. She was instrumental in the development of Women's Athletics at the University of Iowa. She taught at Highland Community Schools for 15 years, retiring in 1997. She was the varsity softball coach at Highland Community Schools and coached softball at City High School.
She had been a volunteer at Riverside Elementary School. She was affiliated with the Pulaski Mennonite Church and had been involved with the NEA-ISEA as a negotiator.
She is survived by a brother Michael Augspurger of Burlington.
She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
The family will be present from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, where a Sharing of Memories will be held at 5 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Quentin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Pulaski Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday until the time of the service at the Wagler Funeral.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Auggy Doggy Scholarship at the Highland Community School or Davis County Dollars for Scholars.

Iris Van Horn
Iris Marie Van Horn, 87, died Jan. 15, 2002 at the Davis County Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
She was born Sept. 30, 1914 in rural Davis County to George M. and Clara Small Howell. She attended the Howell School.
She married Garold E. Van Horn Jan. 26, 1935 in Mark. He died March 3, 1999.
She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband. She was affiliated with the Mark Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for several organizations in Davis County.
She is survived by two daughters Janet Boone of Bloomfield and Connie Denny of Agency; one son Rodney D. Van Horn of Ottumwa; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one sister Gladys Harper of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by two sisters Bernice Bowling and Inez Horn and two brothers Otis Dean and one in infancy.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2002 at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Quentin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Drakesville Cemetery.
Visitation will open at 9 a.m. Thursday. The family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Drakesville Cemetery or the Drakesville First Responders.

Scott Davis
Scott Allen Davis, 46, of rural Bloomfield, died of cancer on Jan. 15, 2002 at his home. He was born April 23, 1955 in Centerville to Charles A. and Bonnie Kirby Davis. He married Marta Swaim April 16, 1983 in Bloomfield, they later divorced. A resident of Davis County his lifetime, he was a 1973 graduate of Davis County High School. He was a farmer and worked for Turner Concrete in Ottumwa.
He is survived by three sons Kirby, Kasey, and Kyle Davis all at home; his mother Bonnie Davis of Moulton; three brothers William Davis of Unionville, Russell Davis of Centerville, and Louis Davis of Louisburg, Kansas; a sister Peggy Spaw of Des Moines; and 12 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father and a brother Gilbert Davis.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Jerry Weller officiating.
Burial will be in the Burgher Cemetery in Davis County.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to his children.

Ben Richardson
Ben Richardson, age 47 of rural Milton died Jan. 9, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born Aug. 12, 1954, in Keosauqua to Merle and Lucille Manz Richardson. He was a resident of Van Buren County most of his life.
After high school he moved to Clinton and worked in a chemical plant for 13 years, he later owned and operated Richardson Machine Shop in rural Milton.
He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomfield and was a volunteer firefighter with the Milton Fire Department.
He is survived by his parents Merle and Lucille Richardson of Milton; three brothers Charles Richardson of Runnells, Tom Richardson of Fairfield, and Jerry Richardson of Ottumwa; and two sisters Lynn Richardson of Des Moines, and Theresa Johnson of Mt. Pleasant.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bloomfield with Pastor Duane Marburger officiating. Burial will be in the Troy Cemetery in Troy.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the family present from 2-4 p.m.
Memorials have been established to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Milton Fire Department.

Ronald Bogle
Ronald Ray Bogle, 75, Drakesville, died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home.
He was born Jan. 11, 1927 in Davis County to G. Everett and Eda Fern Peden. He married Dorothy M. Dunkle on Feb. 9, 1949, in Marysville, Kan.
He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1946 and lived in Moberly, Mo. until 1962. He moved back to the Mark area in 1963 where he farmed until 1974. He moved to Bloomfield and worked at BIMCO Manufacturing until 1985 then working at Coastal until 1990. He then retired to Drakesville where he owned and operated Ron's Gun Shop for 10 years.
He was mayor of Drakesville for the past eight years. He was also a member of the Davis County Development Corporation and the Eagles Club.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald L. Bogle of Garner and James Bogle of Ottumwa; three daughters, Carolyn Hitt of Moberly, Mo., Sherry Lacy of Hannibal, Mo. and Anna Seals of Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Weede of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Kevin Gingerich officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2-4 p.m.
A memorial has been established to Hospice, Inc.

Eva Tews
Eva Tews, 82, of Bloomfield, died January 26, 2002 at the Bloomfield Care Center.
She was born Dec. 16, 1919 in Davis County to Schuyler Albert and Mabel Lillian Lyons Willier. She married Ralph Wesley Tews Oct. 19, 1942 in Queen City, Missouri.
A resident of Davis County all her life, she had been a clerk at O'Briant's Drugstore in Bloomfield. She was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church, serving as deaconess and later an elder of the church. She was also a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship, holding several offices and serving on the Regional CWF Commission for three years, which serves North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. She was also a member of the So and Sew Club.
She is survived by her husband; a son Stephen Tews of Bloomfield; a daughter Susan Beary of Lovilia; five grandchildren; and a brother Wilbur Willier of Lancaster, Missouri.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Carl in infancy and John and Guy Willier.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor James H. Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with the family present from 7-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Bloomfield Christian Church Scholarship Fund.

Edyth Howard
Edyth Mae Howard, 93, Moulton, died Jan. 24, 2002, at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.
She was born Aug. 8, 1908, in Moulton to William M. and Grace Robbins Swarts. She married Marvin Harold Howard on Feb. 11, 1928, in Knoxville. He died Feb. 9, 1997.
A resident of Moulton her lifetime, she was a homemaker. She was a 1927 graduate of Moulton High School and a member of the Moulton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Howard and Glen Howard, both of Moulton; four daughters, Joan Davis of Moulton, Jean Moore of Coatsville, Mo., Judy Mathews of Lancaster, Mo. and Ramona Harrington of Boone; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Russell Swarts of Austin, Texas and Raymond and Bob Swarts, both of Moulton.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson; two brothers, Charles and Rex Swarts; and two sisters, Eva Piatt and Helen Kirkland.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Moulton United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Schweizer and Brian Hargrave officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Moulton.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the family present from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Moulton United Methodist Church Window Fund.

Irvin Westhoff
Irvin F. Westhoff, 88, Bloomfield, died May 25, 2002, at the Bloomfield Care Center.
He was born July 30, 1913, in Schuyler County, Mo., to Theodore and Bertha Gooden Westhoff. He married Louise Roberts on March 1, 1938, in Kahoka, Mo. She died June 7, 1995.
A resident of Davis County most of his life, he was a farmer and sold seed corn for Olds Gold and Asgrow for several years. He was a member of the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons, James Westhoff of Bloomfield and William Westhoff of Paxton, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother, Ivan Westhoff.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with the Rev. John Spiegel officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.
Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wagler Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.

Aurthella Epperly
Audrey Aurthella Dodge Epperly, 85, Milton, died May 15, 2002, at her home.
She was born March 15, 1917, in Drakesville to James and Ramie Kinsler Henderson. She married Eugene Dodge in Milton in 1973. He died in October 1988.
She received her GED in 1969 and was a LPN graduate of Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. She retired from the Davis County Hospital in 1987. She had also worked as head cook at the Milton and Fox Valley Schools.
She was a member of the Top Hat Club, Chapter A.D. P.E.O., Carr Chapter No. 10 Order of Eastern Star and the Milton Christian Church.
She is survived by two sons, Steve Epperly of Mason City and Roger Epperly of New Melle, Mo.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one sister, Leona Keesey of Keokuk.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Loyal, Lonel and Roscoe Henderson and four sisters, Elsie Benge, Esthel Shelton, Inez Bonar, Almeda Proctor and Helen Thompson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Henkenius-Priester Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Ellis Andrews officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Milton.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials have been established to the Milton Christian Church or the Milton Senior Citizens Site.

Larry Rowell
Larry M. Rowell, 63, Bloomfield died May 21, 2002, at his home.
He was born June 13, 1938, in Ottumwa to Joseph E. and Virginia Eakins Rowell.
He married Kiku Shinjo July 23, 1962, in Okinawa, Japan. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Viet Nam, retiring after 19 1/2 years. He was a rural mail carrier in Bloomfield and owned C and R Communications in Pulaski.
He had been a resident of Davis County his lifetime. He was a member of Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield, the Fleet Reserve Association, Shooters Roost and the Civil War Skirmish Association.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Virginia Rowell of Bloomfield; a daughter, Mona Fowler of Moulton; two sons, Matthew Rowell of Waverly and Morgan Rowell of Marshalltown; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie Jean Birchmier and Cathy Sue Garrett both of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Quentin Johnson officiating. Burial with graveside military rites by Reed Whisler Post No. 78 of the American Legion in Bloomfield will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday with the family present from 7-8 p.m.
A memorial has been established to Hospice, Inc.


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