Miscellaneous Jasper County, Iowa Obituaries

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Lorie L. James
KELLOGG - Lorie L. James, 42, of Kellogg, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday, June 27 [2001], at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton with Chaplain Merle Smith officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Friends may call after noon Sunday at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton where family will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home in her name.
The daughter of Rodger K. and Rose Ruple James, she was born Aug. 11, 1958, in rural Newton. She was a 1976 graduate of Newton Senior High School. She lived in Long Beach, Calif., from 1963 to 1969, and also lived in Newton and Kellogg. She married Rick LaRose in 1995 in Newton. Ms. James was a member of Eagles Lodge in Grinnell and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Josh Woodard of Woodward; her parents of Newton; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Ruple; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, paternal grandparents, a niece and a nephew in infancy.

Jean P. Von Seggern
Jean P. Von Seggern, 73, of 304 W. 14th St. S. died of cancer Monday, Aug. 20 [2001], at Heritage Manor Care Center in Newton.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton with the Rev. Matthew Martens, pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Newton officiating. The body was cremated.
The family will visit with friends following the memorial service with a coffee time at the funeral home. Memorials will be accepted to First Lutheran Church, Hospice of Jasper County or to the American Cancer Society, and may be left at the funeral home.

Fern H. Whittlesey
Fern H. Whittlesey, 83, of 1201 S. 8th Ave. E. died of a heart attack Wednesday, Oct. 31 [2001], at her home.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Newton with Chaplain Merle Smith of Skiff Medical Center officiating. Burial will be at Newton Memorial Park Cemetery. Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton is handling arrangements.
Friends may call today at the funeral home where family will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Winston Wood
Winston Wood, 75, of 604 E. 3rd St. S. Apt. 1, died of a heart attack Friday, Dec. 21 [2001], at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola with Pastor Brian Hardee and Pastor Kenneth Van Loon officiating. Burial will be at Smyma Cemetery in Clarke County.
Visitation will be Wednesday after 9 a.m. at the funeral home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the family prior to services. 

William M. Schafer
William M. "Bill" Schafer, 78, of 503 E. 19th St. S. died of heart failure Friday, Feb. 8 [2002], at his home. Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton is handling arrangements.

John F. Cannon
PACE, Fla. - John F. Cannon, 78, of Pace, Fla., formerly of Newton, died June 17 [2001] in a local hospital in Pace, Fla. 
Funeral services were held June 21 at the Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Milton, Fla., with the Rev. John Webb officiating. Burial was at Milton Cemetery.
A native of Newton, he graduated from Newton Senior High School in 1940. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of the Elks Lodge #2377 and Moose Lodge #557, and attended Pace United Methodist Church. He had been a resident of Pace for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Katherine; a son, Kevin of Dalton, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Kevin Avery of Pace, Fla.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Dolar of Ames, Harlan of Colfax, Floyd of Oceanside, Calif., and Bruce of Cottonwood, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Eugene E. McDonald
Eugene E. McDonald, 75, of 1024 E. 9th St. N. died of respiratory arrest Friday, Nov. 2 [2001], at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Reese Chapel in Newton with the Rev. James Holmes of Des Moines officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans' Section of Newton Union Cemetery at a later date. Reese Funeral Home in Newton is handling arrangements.
Friends may call today at the funeral home where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Junior "Jay' Karsten
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Junior "Jay" Karsten, 80, of Bowling Green, Ky., formerly of Colfax, died of cancer Friday, Dec. 21 [2001], at his home.
The body was cremated and memorial services will be held Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Kimberly Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Maxine Wood
Maxine Wood, 78, of 420 E. 6th St. N. died of a heart attack Thursday, June 27 [2001], at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Wallace Funeral Home in Newton is handling arrangements.

Lawrence "Buck' Nearmyer
Lawrence "Buck" Nearmyer, 78, of 1630 S. 50th Ave. E., died of cancer Saturday, Dec. 22 [2001], at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton with the Rev. John Zieman, pastor of United Presbyterian Church and Chaplain Merle Smith of Skiff Medical Center, officiating. Burial will be at Palo Alto Cemetery in rural Newton.
Visitation will be Wednesday after 4 p.m. at the funeral home where family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Thomas P. Pitsor 
Thomas P. Pitsor, 63, of 1103 S. 12th Ave. W. died from complications of a stroke Thursday, Aug. 9 [2001], at his home. 

Florence Van Zante Jansen 
LYNNVILLE -- Florence Van Zante Jansen, 83, of Lynnville died from complications of colon cancer Wednesday, Aug. 8 [2001], at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell.

John LeRoy Hobbs 
GREELEY, Colo. -- John LeRoy Hobbs, 77, of Greeley, Colo., formerly of Newton, died of cancer Wednesday, Aug. 8 [2001]

Shirley E. Foreman 
Shirley E. Foreman, 65, of 821 S. 13th Ave. E. died of cancer Thursday, Oct. 25 [2001], at Skiff Medical Center in Newton.

Raymond William Gregory 
MARSHALLTOWN -- Raymond William Gregory, 77, of Marshalltown died Sunday, Oct. 21 [2001], at his home.

Bob Anderson 
MARSHALLTOWN -- Bob Anderson, 74, of Marshalltown, father of Bob Anderson Jr. of Kellogg, died Sunday, Dec. 9 [2001], at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Marianna Schell 
Marianna Schell, 81, of 1300 W. 9th St. S. died from complications of pancreatitis Saturday, Dec. 8 [2001], at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Earl M. Schwienebart 
BAXTER -- Earl M. Schwienebart, 78, of rural Baxter died Monday, Dec. 10 [2001], at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services are pending at Boyd-Davis Funeral Home in Baxter.

Margaret Mulleneaux
Funeral services for Margaret Mulleneaux, 94, of Newton who died of heart failure Monday July 14th [2003] at Heritage Manor, will be held at 10:30am, Wednesday, July 16, at Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Newton Union Cemetery. Friends may call after 9am Wednesday with the family present from 9:-10:30am Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church in Newton
 
August E. “Babe” Damman, Jr.
Funeral services for August E. “Babe” Damman, Jr., 87, of Laurel, Iowa, who died Sunday  [July 13, 2003] at Nelson Manor Nursing Home. Will be held at 10:30am, Thursday, July 17, at Zoar Church in rural Newton. Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery in rural Newton. Friends may call after 3pm, Wednesday, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton, where family will greet friends from 6-8pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Zoar Church or to St. John’s Cemetery may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

Glendora B. Smith
Funeral services for Glendora B. Smith, 94, formerly of Newton, who died Monday morning, July 14 [2003], at Baxter Health Care in Baxter of heart failure, will be held at 10:30am Thursday, July 17, at the Pence~Reese Funeral Home 310 N 2nd Ave. E in Newton. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 - 8pm Wednesday and visitation with the family from 9-10am Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be left in Glendora’s name or to Hospice of Jasper County. Pence~Reese Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Eugene M. Hill
Services for Eugene M. Hill, 89, of Newton, Former Iowa State Senator from Jasper County, who died Monday, July 14 [2003], at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.


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