Area Obituaries

Donald H. Severidt, 94, formerly State Center

Donald H. Severidt, 94, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at his home in Calvin Community of Des Moines after a brief illness. Those who celebrate his life include his wife of 71 years, Eloise (Pfantz) Severidt; his sons Dr. Larry (Linda) Severidt of Des Moines, Dr. Dean Severidt of Dallas, Texas and Dan (Elizabeth) Severidt…

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Ricky Dean Poling, 68, Grundy Center

Ricky Dean Poling, age 68, of Grundy Center, passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Memorial services for “Rick” will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home West Marshall Chapel, 104 West Main…

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Thelma Lucile Smith, 101, Clemons

Thelma Lucile Smith, 101, of Clemons, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Hubbard Care Center. Funeral services for Thelma will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Clemons United Church of Christ in Clemons, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior; starting at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be…

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Betty Jean (Stewart) Barry, 93, Pisgah

Betty Jean (Stewart) Barry was the fifth child born on August 22, 1925, to Joe and Clara Stewart on a farm just north of Magnolia, Iowa. At the age of 14, Betty met George Barry at the Logan 4th of July Celebration. They started dating soon after that, but they broke up when she got…

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Richard “Dick” G. Witt, 87, Clemons

Richard “Dick” G. Witt, 87, of Clemons, Iowa, went to be with the Lord and his wife, Joan, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family. Following Richard’s wishes there will be no public services.  The family of Dick will be holding a private celebration of…

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Lorraine Coulter, 78, Melbourne

Lorraine Coulter, 78, of Melbourne, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services for Lorraine will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown and family has requested casual dress. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January…

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Arlene Bogan, 90, formerly State Center

Arlene Bogan, 90, died peacefully January 13, 2019, at Oakview Nursing home in Conrad.  Arlene was born February 22, 1928 in State Center, Iowa, the daughter of Art and Idella (Gerke) Davis.  She was a 1945 graduate of State Center High School.  She was a graduate of Central Iowa Business College and worked as a…

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Gary “Boomer” Maxwell, 88, Rhodes

Gary “Boomer” Maxwell, 88, of Rhodes, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at State Center Specialty Care with his loving family by his side. Funeral mass will be held for Gary at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in State Center with Father Rick Dagit officiating.…

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Roger Gray, 92, formerly State Center

GOD’S  STEWARDS Of all the treasures upon this earth, one crown jewel requires unique and eclectic guardianship. Its worth is beyond measure,  transcending any human attempt at appraisal as livestock, crops and families alike are raised within its arms. Those chosen to champion this precious endowment will touch the sky, earth, water and life itself…

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Winifred Thompson, 100, State Center

Winifred Thompson, 100, of State Center, passed away on Monday, December 3rd, at Unitypoint Health in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8th, at the First Presbyterian Church in State Center with Rev. Tom Bower officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Clemons Cemetery. Visitation will be held…

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