Mark Maurice Wycoff, 73, Fayetteville, AK

Mark Maurice Wycoff was born July 29, 1947 in Ames, Iowa to Maurice and Laurine Day Wycoff. He lived and went to school in Shipley, Iowa until his 7th grade when schools consolidated and then went to Nevada High school for 3 years until he moved to Melbourne, Iowa and finished his last 3 high…

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Merline “Mert” Klaas, 87, Rhodes

Merlin “Mert” Klaas, 87, of Rhodes is forever fishing after his peaceful passing at home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 under the care of Mary Greeley Hospice. Funeral services for Mert will take place on Monday, June 14 at 11:00 A.M. at Mitchell Family Funeral Home, 1209 Iowa Ave W., Marshalltown, with burial following at…

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Frank Richard “Dick” Needs, 79, Laurel

Frank Richard “Dick” Needs, 79, of Laurel, Iowa, passed away suddenly on the evening of June 7, 2021 at UnityPoint Health in Marshalltown surrounded by his family. Services for Frank will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at the Ferguson Bible Church. A visitation for family and friends will be held…

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Gloria Pfantz, 75, State Center

Gloria Pfantz, 75, of State Center, went to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of May 22, 2021 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, surrounded by her loving family. A visitation for family and friends will be held for Gloria on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Mitchell Family Funeral…

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Rex E. White, 92, & Marilyn White, 92, Rhodes

Together more than 67 years in life, Rex and Marilyn White are now together forever in eternity. Rex E. White, age 92, longtime Rhodes resident and proud U.S. Veteran, passed away early in the morning of Tuesday, May 18, 2021. His wife, Marilyn, 92, passed away only three short days later on Friday morning, May…

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James “Jim” Montgomery, 85, State Center

James “Jim” Montgomery, 85, of State Center, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the evening of May 8, 2021 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. Services for Jim will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center. A visitation…

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Jean Helen Lively Melton Curtis, 83, Oklahoma City, OK

 After a brief but brave battle, Jean Helen Lively Melton Curtis passed away on April 26, 2021. Jean was born August 7, 1937 in State Center, Iowa to Kenneth and Helen Lively. She attended Freelove Country School through 4th grade. She continued her education in the State Center school system, graduating in 1955. In high…

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Patricia “Pat” “Patsy” Ferneau, 83, formerly State Center

Patricia “Pat” “Patsy” Ferneau, 83, of Gilman, formerly of State Center, returned to the arms of her heavenly Father on Thursday, April 8, 2021 after her passing at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.  A funeral mass for Pat will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in…

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Vernon James Phillips, “Bud”, the son of Alice (Rodden) and Fred Phillips was born July 13, 1929  in State Center, Iowa.  He passed away at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa on March 31, 2021. Bud grew up in rural Melbourne where he learned about farming from his dad.  He attended the Melbourne school…

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John W. Sparks, 85, State Center

John W. Sparks, 85, of State Center, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 under the exceptional care of Iowa River Hospice. Per the wishes of John and his family, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League in…

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