Monday, October 20, 2014

Deborah Keith Death

Deborah Keith
Born: Tue., Jun. 16, 1964
Died: Mon., Oct. 20, 2014


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lester "Bud" F. Ambelang Obituary

Born: Tue., Jul. 8, 1919
Died: Tue., Oct. 14, 2014

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   Lester "Bud" Frank Ambelang was born July 8, 1919 in Benton Township, Chariton and died peacefully October 14, 2014 at The Legacy Lodge with his wife of almost 66 years Colene by his side. He attended country school through 8th grade. He served in the Army during WW II. He married Twyla Colene Reid on October 16, 1948. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for over thirty years. His hobbies were gardening, playing cards, spending time with family and in previous years he enjoyed walking many miles. Survivors include his wife Twyla Colene and several nieces and nephews.

Marie Rissler Lyman Obituary

   Marie Rissler Lyman passed away on Aug. 15, 2014 in Sun City, Az.  Born Aug. 23, 1914 in Rudyard, Montana, Marie and her sister, Myrtis, were orphaned at a young age and spent their younger years in the west.  She met and married Ralph Rissler and settled in Chariton, Iowa.
   Marie was active in the Presbyterian Church, was the Clerk of District Court and was a member of Eastern Star.  After Ralph passed away in 1968, she married Willard Lyman in 1972.  After spending a few years in Chariton, they moved to Sun City, Az.
   Marie was preceded in death by her sister Myrtis Hobbs, her husband Willard Lyman and her granddaughter Regina Reynolds.  She is survived by daughter Nancy Reynolds and her husband Warren Reynolds, her son Bob and his wife Cathy, her stepson Bob Lyman and his wife Beverly, her step daughter Sandy Anderson and her husband Bob, twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
   A graveside service was attended by the family on October 3, 2014 in Chariton.

Beverly Peterson AnsleyObituary

   Beverly Peterson Ansley was born on January 15, 1924 to Victor and Grace Peterson in Des Moines, Iowa.  When Beverly was a child they moved to a farm near Oakley, Iowa.
   Bev graduated from Chariton High School in 1941.  After graduation she taught at various rural schools in Lucas County.  On Sept. 20, 1942 she married Warren Ansley of Chariton.  In 1948 they moved to southern California.  Bev and her family spent many summers in Iowa and always had fond memories of the farm.
   She was preceded in death by her parents Vic and Grace Peterson; husband Warren and brothers David Peterson and Russell Mikesell.
   She is survived by her children:  Toni Sue Webb, Jillanne (Greg) Richards, Sam Ansley, Erin (Ray) Campbell, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are brother Rodney (Bonnie) Peterson - sister Barbara Walker - sister-in-law Nancy Peterson and many nieces and nephews.
   Beverly passed away on October 5, 2014.  Graveside services will be at Green Hills Memorial Park, Palos Verdes, California on October, 18th.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Robert C. Curtis Obituary

Born: Thu., Dec. 18, 1924
Died: Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
2:00 PM Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Robert Curtis, 89, passed away October 13, 2014 at the Lucas County Health Center. Services were held October 17, 2014 with visitation from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and funeral at 2:00 p.m. Burial at the Chariton Cemetery, arranged by Fielding Funeral Home.

Robert was born December 18, 1924 in Ottumwa, IA to Homer and Fern (Carson) Curtis. He attended and graduated from Chariton High School. Following his senior year in high school, he was named the Future Farmer of America and traveled to Kansas City, MO for his award.

He met Mildred Lucille Anderson during high school in Chariton, and they were married on September 30, 1945. To this union four daughters were born: Sharon Powell, Kathy Laing, Joan Curtis and Jan Curtis.

Bob and Mildred lived and farmed the family’s Century Farm for many years. In 1967, Bob became the Lucas County Assessor. He served in this capacity until he retired in 1990. After retirement, he volunteered with RSVP, Chariton Senior Center, Lucas County Historical Museum, Pin Oak Marsh and the Crisis Center, to name a few. Bob was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

His greatest joys were with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob looked forward to the times that his family was all together.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; brother, Gerald; and his parents.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his children, Sharon Powell of Des Moines, IA; Kathy (Steve) Laing of Chariton, IA; Joan (Mike Haag) Curtis of Mason City, IA; and Jan (Gary Allen) Curtis of Harlan, IA; five grandchildren, Jason (Brandi) Powell; Jennifer (Jim) Paugh; Dennis (Carla) Laing; Shelley (Scott) Finneman; and Curtis Laing; five great grandchildren, Brooke Laing, John Laing, McKenna Finneman, Trent Paugh and Zoey Paugh; sister, Carrie Mae Brown, and nieces and nephews. Bob will be missed by his family and friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lucas County Historical Museum or the Chariton Senior Center.

Arlene V. Schilling Obituary

Born: Wed., Apr. 14, 1920
Died: Mon., Oct. 13, 2014

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
1:30 PM Mon., Oct. 20, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   On April 14, 1920 Arlene Velere Arnold Schilling, daughter of Bruce Bond Arnold and Anna Louise Mason Arnold, “was delivered at home on a farm 2 miles N. of Lucas by Dr. Bell.” October 13, 2014 she died at her home of 6 and one half years, the Corydon Nursing and Rehab Center in Corydon, Iowa. 
   As a child Arlene lived “in Whitebreast Township Lucas Co. until 3rd grade”. Her family moved several times, and she last lived at home on a farm called “The Baker Place” about one mile east of the Norwood Church. She helped care for her younger twin sisters, Burnetta and Barbara, and rode horses and made play houses and sand castles with her brother Keith. The neighboring Snuggs kids and Arlene shared adventures “riding horses, playing with goats, roller skating in the hay mow and cooking Easter eggs over an open fire.” 
   Arlene walked to Plympton Country School through third grade and later rode or drove a horse to Prairie View in Jackson Township. She attended Norwood Community School her first two years of high school. There she met Loren Schilling. Arlene moved in with Wayne and Eulala Wallace, her older sister and sister’s husband, to help with housework and to finish high school at North High in Des Moines, Iowa. Her “Musings of a 1937 graduate” follow: 
   Lived in a one room apt.? at 1430 8th St. Des Moines. Worked as cashier for the Schiff Shoe Co. located in The Globe Dept. Store 5th & Walnut. Salary $16.00 wk. Room rent $3.50 wk. Groceries, street car & clothing came from balance. 
   At this time a very nice dress was $15.00. Most dresses 9.00 or 10.00. Purses 1.00. Shoes 7.00.  The Globe burned down. Worked for an exclusive dress shop (Their regular cashier was off for surgery) then dept. store rebuilt and went back to Schiff shoe.   A major purchase was a winter coat. Remember the coat (a blk chesterfield with off center closing) can’t remember price.  Loren worked on farms for $25.00 mo. Worked for Walter Clothier and Riley Marker. When we were married we lived in 3 rooms of the Roy Allen house and worked for him. 30.50 in the summer and 25.00 mon. in winter. We also got a hog for meat. Made payments on a ’34 Ford V.8. 
   Arlene was united in marriage to Loren Steven Schilling June 29, 1940. This marriage was blessed with three children: Mary Ann, Martha Lynne, and Thomas Loren. The couple made lifetime friends in neighborhoods where they farmed in Lucas County. They and their friends played cards, square and round danced, and enjoyed visiting and working together. Arlene was baptized May 16, 1965 and became a member of The Last Chance Christian Church located a quarter mile from her home in southwest Lucas County near Derby, Iowa. As a Last Chance Church worship leader, teacher and youth leader and as a Whitebreast Zippers 4-H leader, Arlene taught her children many valuable skills. 
   She was at home full-time until December of 1963 when she started work as a checkout clerk at the Hy-Vee store on the corner of the Chariton Square. She was promoted to bookkeeper. She retired from Hy-Vee in April of 1985. Arlene and Loren enjoyed their country, retirement home on the bike trail east of Derby. As a member of the Derby Garden Club, Arlene continued her interest in growing and arranging flowers. She was creative with needlework and especially liked crocheting. Lawn work and car trips were something she and Loren especially enjoyed. 
   Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Loren; her parents; her sisters, Eulala Wallace (Eulala’s husband, Wayne) and Barbara Ratermann (Barbara’s husband, Mark); her brother, Keith Arnold (Keith’s wife, Kay); her son-in-law, Walter E. (Gene) Shanks. 
   She is survived by: her children, Mary and husband Terry Lister of Bloomfield, Martha Shanks of Derby, and Dr. Tom Schilling and wife Linda of Corydon; her sister, Burnetta Wood and husband Wayne of Sun City, Arizona; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Doris Klages Obituary

Born: Fri., Sep. 4, 1925
Died: Thu., Oct. 9, 2014

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   Doris Maxine Klages was born September 4, 1925 in Melcher, Iowa to Henry A. and Beryl Caviness Fowler. Doris had two sisters, Ruth Box and Marjorie Pulley. 
   Doris married Junior Aaron Klages September 7, 1941 in Unionville, Missouri. Following their marriage they moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Two daughters, Sandra Kay and Delores Ann were born to this union. After Junior drowned in 1946, Doris married Junior’s brother, O.T. (Rosy) on December 25, 1946, at the home of his parents S.J. and Melinda in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. In 1949, Doris and Rosy moved back to Chariton, in 1951, a daughter, Janice Marie was born. Doris spent 30 years working at Regal Stamp Redemption Center, owned by Hy-Vee. 
   She was active in the Community of Christ Church, Charter member of the Eagles Auxillary, she was a volunteer at the DHS and RSVP offices. Doris enjoyed being with family, sewing and her bell collection plus traveling with her sister, Marjorie, daughters and grandchildren. Her trip to Costa Rica was her favorite. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to others. 
   Doris passed away October 9, 2014 at the Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, sisters, one daughter, Dee Barton and great-grandson, Matthew Shelton. 
   Doris is survived by daughters, Sandra Shelton and Janice Klages, son-in-law, Ron Barton, five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren. 
   Memorials may be directed towards Legacy Lodge or Community of Christ Church.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Max Jones Obituary

Born: Tue., Feb. 3, 1925
Died: Thu., Oct. 9, 2014

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 13, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
1:30 PM Tue., Oct. 14, 2014

   Max Fellows Jones, 89, of Indianola, Ia. and formerly of Chariton, Ia. died Thursday October 9, 2014 at The Taylor House in Des Moines with his loving family at his side. 
   Max was born February 3, 1925 to John and Ellen (Fellows) Jones on the family farm at Derby, Ia. He attended school in Derby and graduated from Chariton High School.
   Max was united in marriage to Anetus Fogle on August 3, 1947 at the Norwood United Methodist Church. They had the distinction of being the first couple married at this church. To this union four daughters were born, Linda, Kathy, Karen and Joyce. 
   Max’s passion was farming to which he dedicated his life. He lived on farms near Derby, Belinda and settled in Norwood where he farmed for the majority of his career before retirement in 1988. For many of the years he farmed, Max and his Norwood friends helped each other with their farming operations as well as spending many enjoyable days hunting. Upon retirement, he and Anetus moved from the farm to Chariton and wintered in Apache Junction, Az. with several of their Lucas County friends. They also enjoyed camping, especially at the Iowa State Fair. During fair time, Max could be found working at both the Lucas County Fair and the State Fair. 
   He served on the Norwood School Board, Lucas County Fair Board and the F.S.A. Board. He was a member of the Chariton I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) and the Chariton Baptist Church. 
   Max is survived by his wife Anetus, daughters Linda Case, Kathy (Ron) Lilly, Karen (Keith) Hamilton, Joyce (Randy) Vanderleest, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Frances Jones, Marjorie McFarland, Brother-in-law Don McFarland, son-in-law Kermit Lohner and great granddaughter Arrow Nebola.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mark Throckmorton Obituary

Mark Throckmorton, 52, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at home. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, at Iles-Westover Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Cremation will follow the service and a private burial will take place at the Chariton Cemetery in Chariton, Iowa at a later date.
   Mark was born March 6, 1962 in Chariton, Iowa to Garry and Janet Throckmorton. He married Janeen Rainey in 1999 in Des Moines and to this union was born one son, Ian, in 2009. Mark was the most patient and loving Dad and Ian was the joy of his life. Mark was a hard worker all of his life, starting at the age of 14. He had various jobs but his last 20 + years was with Contractor's Rental in Des Moines.
   Mark loved to fish, especially in Canada with his Dad, brother and uncle and ice fishing in Minnesota with his buddies. He also enjoyed auto racing and Iowa Cubs Baseball games.
   Mark is survived by his son Ian, his parents, Garry and Janet Throckmorton of Chariton, his brother, Michael (Laurie) Throckmorton of Ankeny and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
   Mike and Laurie were his two best friends and it kept Laurie busy trying to keep him towing the line.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Ian's college education fund. Online condolences will be welcomed at
   Mark loved life, had many friends and would do anything for anybody. He will be missed by all. Forever there will be a pain in our hearts and a missing link in our family. - See more at:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Christy Lee (McKenzie) Tackitt Obituary

Christy Lee (McKenzie) Tackitt, 35, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines.
   Funeral services for Christy will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa. Memorials are requested to Christy's family.
   Christy was born on November 6, 1978 in Des Moines, Iowa at Methodist Hospital. She is the daughter of Arlo McKenzie of Chariton, Iowa and Lyn Hook of Cambridge, Iowa.
   Christy was united in marriage to Robert Tackitt (her brother's best friend) on September 4, 2010 in Johnston, Iowa. She loved most of all being a mother. Christy also enjoyed spending time with family. She was an accomplished cook and enjoyed reading. In her early years, she also played the piano and never stopped riding her unicycle. That she did for nearly thirty years. Christy graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's Degree, bought her own home, and had a fifteen year career at the Krause Gentle Corporation (Kum & Go) as a fuel supply specialist. She loved animals, especially her dogs. Christy had a very deep faith that helped to keep her strong throughout her battle with cancer.
   Christy was diagnosed with stage IV endocervical cancer on April 1, 2014. This very aggressive form of cancer consumed her body in just six short months. Every day was a new challenge. Christy was a very strong person and fought hard to the end. Never once was there a complaint from that beautiful selfless person. Christy is dearly loved and never went through a single day without her husband or a family member by her side, as "Nobody Fights Alone" became her chosen slogan. Christy will be dearly missed and will always be an inspiration to all who loved and knew her. Rest in peace our beloved Christy.
   Christy is survived by her husband, Robert Tackitt, of Des Moines; her 17-month-old daughter, Vada, of Des Moines; a step-son, Tylen Tackitt, of Des Moines; her father, Arlo McKenzie and his spouse, Connie, of Chariton; her mother, Lyn Hook and her spouse, Bill, of Cambridge; her half sister, Nicole Keller, of Chariton; her step-brother, Joe Hook, of Des Moines; her step-sister, Erin Hook, of Chariton; her niece, Lorelai Hook, of Chariton; and her grandmothers: Irma (McKenzie) Hill and Barbara Peterson, both of Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her brother, Andy McKenzie; and her grandfather, Al McKenzie.