Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mary Lou Bingaman Obituary

Mary Lou Bingaman, 73, of Chariton passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Mary Lou was born to Charles and Eulice (Davis) Sims on May 8, 1941 in Marysville, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Marysville and graduated from Lovilia High School with the class of 1958. Mary Lou pursued a career in the travel industry, working for several different airlines and a travel agency. She retired in 1995 from American Airlines, where she made many longtime friends. 

Mary Lou was a fun person who enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed having lunch with her friends and watching her grandkids sporting events. Friends may have known her as Mary Lou, but she will always be Momma Lou to her grandchildren. Laughter was never too far away when Mary Lou was in the area. Lunch dates with her friends always included laughing and giggling. She enjoyed mowing her yard with her zero turn lawn mower and walking around the farm. 

Survivors include her companion Dean Jones of Chariton, brother, Bob Sims of Russell, sister, Barbara Bauman of Cabool, Missouri and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Bingaman, sister, Betty Ann Sims, sister-in-law, Gwen Sims and a brother-in-law, Richard Bauman. 

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton with Rev. Brent Hanna officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior form 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Weller Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Legacy Lodge in Chariton.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Jack (Junior) Jones Obituary

Jack (Junior) Jones, age 82, passed away December 12, 2014 at the Chariton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he resided for the past two years. 
Jack was born September 8, 1932 at his parent’s home in Lucas, Iowa. He attended grade school in Lucas and graduated from Woodburn High School in May 1952. Following graduation, he was drafted into the Army, entering active duty in May 1953. He served as an infantryman in Korea and was honorably discharged in January 1955. He obtained employment as a dietary aide at the Knoxville VA Hospital and worked there until he retired on disability in 1972. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, watching TV and listening to country music. 
Preceding him in death were his parents, Edith and John Jones; his sisters, Roberta Kent, Betty McKinney, Barbara Jones; and his brother, Herbert Jones. He is survived by his brothers, Dick (Mert) Jones of Chariton, Donald (Dixie) Jones of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Gordon (Deanna) Jones of Hewitt, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Judith Karn Death

Died November 29, 2014
Services for Judy will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. 
Visitation will be one hour prior from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Place of rest will be in Chariton Cemetery with her husband, Dave.
Memorials may be given to the family.

Judy is survived by her children: Terri Conway of Urbana, IL; Mike Karn (Pam) of Chariton; and Jon J. Karn of Denver, CO. Also surviving are granchildren: BJ Conway, Kira Bartlemus, Clell Conner, Tara Conway, Harley Karn, Colton Karn, Tori Karn, Dakota Karn and Cherub Karn; three great grandchildren; her brother, John Braisted (Connie); and her sister, Janice Weaver (Bill). She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Karn on October 26, 2013; infant daughter, Lori Ann Karn; daughter, Penny Conner in 2000; great grandson, Cassidy Dunsmoor; parents; and sister, Vicki Hanson

Tharon Haltom Obituary

   Services for Tharon Haltom, 87, will be Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at the Norwood Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Norwood United Methodist Church or to Karen Banse to support Southern Hills Activities.
   Tharon Haltom the only daughter of Ruth Mildred Thompson and Albert Evan Wignall was born May 10, 1927 in Hynes, Iowa. She attended the United Brethren Church and accepted Christ as her savior when she was young. Her early education was in Lucas and Monroe Counties and graduated from Eddyville High School in 1946. Following high school, she earned her teaching degree from William Penn College.
   On April 12, 1947, she married Glenn Haltom and moved to the family farm in Pukerbrush, a small community in northwest Lucas County. To this union four children were born: Kathy, Karen, Janice, and Steve.
   Tharon was a homemaker and helped worked the farm for 52 years. After the death of her husband, Glenn, she moved to Chariton, Iowa where she lived until 2010. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers. The family will always remember her beef and noodles, crème puffs, banana crème pie, and raspberry pie. Tharon was a gentle soft spoken woman, always very respectful and the best mother-in-law in the world.
   Tharon is survived by her children: Kathy (Jerry) Rouse of Lucas, Karen (Tom) Banse of Waukee, Janice (Pat) Dulin of Lindale, TX, and Steve Haltom of Chariton; grandchildren: Stuart (Jayne) Rouse, Brent (Andrea) Rouse, Nathan (Jodi) Banse, Zachary Banse, Whitney (Seth) Riggs, Aaron (Sabre) Gnade, Garrett (Brittany) Gnade, Janice (Randy) Orr, and Ginger (Brad) Fryrear. Tharon also enjoyed her nineteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers: Bill (Margaret) Wignall of Ottumwa and Jim (Yong OK) Wignall of Denton, TX, a sister-in-law, Sue Wignall of Glenn Saint Mary, FL, and a brother-in-law, John Penick of Milo.
   Tharon passed away November 29, 2014 at the Southern Hills Specialty Care Center in Osceola. Preceding her in death were her parents: Albert Evan and Ruth Mildred (Thompson) Wignall; her husband, Glenn; brother, David Wignall; brother-in-law, Raymond Haltom and wife, Daleth; brother-in-law, Everett Haltom and wife Thelma; and sister-in-law, Jaunita Penick.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mary M. Amos Obituary

Born: Fri., Jan. 8, 1932
Died: Thu., Nov. 27, 2014

Private Family Service
Location: Russell Cemetery Born: Fri., Jan. 8, 1932

   Mary Madolene (Ballard) Amos was born January 8, 1932 in Humeston, IA. She left this world on November 27, 2014 to join family and friends in heaven. She was raised on a farm south of Chariton and resided in the Chariton area most of her life. After retirement in 2006; she moved to Des Moines to be closer to family. 
   She held various jobs including healthcare at Chariton Hospital and Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center. She was always working; whether it was inside or outside her home. Mary was a devoted mother and caregiver for her husband and several friends. Her house was always immaculate. She loved to bake and cook to share with others. She also enjoyed her flower gardens and a well kept lawn. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents; Charlie and Velma Ballard, her husband; Walter Amos, her sister; Darlene McFadden, her twin sister; Margaret Boston, brothers; Millard Smith and Skip Hellyer. Children; Judy Thompson, Lorilee Davis, Melvin Dwayne, Mary Louise, and Homer Boston. 
   She is survived by daughter Janice (Robert) Sorrells, Haughton, LA, son Marvin (Kate Worsley) Boston, Sacramento, CA, daughter Marilee Davis, Des Moines, IA, son Leland (Michelle Miller) Davis II, Des Moines, IA, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Imogene J. (Swinscoe) Boothe Obituary

Born: Sun., Jun. 2, 1929
Died: Wed., Nov. 26, 2014

Visitation
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Dec. 02, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 02, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   Imogene Joyce Boothe of Chariton passed away on November 26, 2014 at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola, IA. 
   Imogene was born June 2, 1929 in Oskaloosa, IA to Fred and Rose (Walker) Swinscoe. She grew up in the Williamson and Chariton areas. She and husband, Dwaine Boothe together raised three children: Dennis Boothe, Carolin Cain, and Karen Murray. Several years they spent farming before moving the family to town. 
   Imogene had various jobs. She worked at the Ben Franklin dime store, a hardware store, and Regal Stamp. She also managed the Tommy Tucker Restaurant. She treasured her time spent with her three grandchildren: Dennis D. Boothe, Ty Murray, and Owen Murray. Imogene loved her flower garden and camping with family and friends. She was a great cook! 
   Imogene was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Rose Swinscoe; siblings, Audrey and Fred Riggle of Red Oak, IA, Margaret and Charles Riggle of Red Oak, IA, Emma and Orval Nusbaum of Chariton, IA; and infant great granddaughter Cadena Paige of Winterset, IA. 
   Imogene is survived by her husband, Dwaine, and her children: Dennis (Cheryl) Boothe of Greeley, CO; Carolin Cain of Chariton, IA; Karen (Dan) Murray of West Point, IA. Imogene is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. 
   Services held December 2, 2014 at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, IA, with burial in the Chariton Cemetery. Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence presided over the services. Pall Bearers included Dennis D. Boothe, Ty Murray, Owen Murray, Gordon Skeffington, Tim Woods, and Joel Boothe.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hope Gildroy Obituary

   Hope Gildroy was the third child of Susanna Linhart Hope Gildroy and Harry Morgan Gildroy. She was born on August 17, 1918 in Albia, Iowa. She died on November 21, 2014 at the Highland Oaks in Elgin, Illinois. She was 96.
   Following graduation from Albia High School in 1936, Hope worked at the Monroe County Court House in the Auditor's office, then for the Hollingshead Abstract Company. Her next employer was the Maloney Manufacturing Company and its successor the Chamberlain Door Manufacturing Company. She handled the proration and reciprocity taxes and licenses for their trucks traveling in other states. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1965 where she administered proration of taxes on interstate trucks traveling into the State of Nebraska. After the state realigned their departments' duties, she remained with the Nebraska Department of Revenue to work with property taxes on railroad lines in 93 counties of the state. She retired in 1983.
   Hope later moved to Chariton to provide care for her sister, Margaret Johnson. She had never driven. She bought a car and obtained a driver's license several years after retirement.
   She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Chariton where she was active in several groups. She was especially fond of working with the library committee. Hope was an accomplished artist. She was proficient with several methods but grew to enjoy and prefer watercolors. One of her greatest joys was being a member of the Dipsy Dabblers Art Workshop.
   Hope loved her Chariton home. She enjoyed raising flowers which thrived under her care whether they were in her home or yard. She stayed in her home until it became necessary for her to move to the Legacy Lodge. When she had to leave there she then was moved to Highland Oaks in Elgin, Illinois in January of 2014.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother James Gildroy in 1970 and his wife DeVee in 2001, her sister Margaret Johnson in 1993, her brother-in-law, Renus W. Johnson in 1979, and her nephew James R. Johnson in 2000.
   She is survived by her nephew Robert (Bob) Johnson and his wife Sue Piper Johnson of Elgin, Illinois, and their children Anne Veague and her husband Rick, Eric Johnson and his wife Ann, and Amy Johnson and her husband Vernon Hartman. Also by Carol (Jim) Johnson of Omaha, Nebraska and their children Gillian White and her husband Michael, and Peder Johnson and his wife Emily. Also a niece Shirley Gildroy as well as ten great- nieces and nephews.

Marlene Elveta (Ashby) White Obituary

Born: Wed., May 24, 1916
Died: Fri., Nov. 21, 2014

Visitation
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Marlene Elveta (Ashby) White was born May 24, 1916 to Schuyler and Mae Holder Ashby in rural Lucas County and passed away at Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center on November 21, 2014. 
May 1934, Marlene graduated from Melcher High School after which time she moved to Chariton being employed by local families caring for their homes hoping in time to become a teacher. 
Marlene met Kenneth B. White and on March 6, 1937 were married at the Baptist Parsonage in Chariton and she became a full time homemaker. They began their married life in rural Lucas and Marion counties, a marriage that lasted for 75 years. Two children were born to this marriage, Marlin Eugene in 1939 and Linda Kay in 1941. They settled on a farm in English Twp. in 1947. 
Marlene soon became involved in many activities- her children’s school, 4-H and church activities, and also with Farm Bureau Women, Extension. Marlene was the last charter member of the Better Homes Club. Many hours were spent at the county fair as she was in charge of the food stand, a labor of love for her. She was a 4-H leader for the English Happy Helpers 4-H club and always had a kind word for everyone with never ending patience. 
Working with Kenneth in remodeling their homes as well as doing the same for their family, digging in the dirt with flowers and garden, sewing, working on old furniture, crafting, cooking, and being surrounded by family and friends was Marlene’s life. 
Marlene was a mother to Marlin (Linda) of Chariton, Linda (Bob) Halden of Rotonda West, FL., grandmother to Mark, Tim, Kevin White, Heidi Moore, Jay and Kent Halden, great grandmother to Brian, Andrea,Brett, Tori,Brittany, and Ty White, Brendon and Shaun Eilander, Jillian and Schuyler Moore, Connor and Olivia Halden and great great grandmother to Brandt Kenneth and Norah White. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth White in 2012; her parents, her sister, Lucille Stierwalt. She leaves many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trelawney Marie Birkenkamp Obituary


   Trelawney Marie Birkenkamp, 54, of Chariton passed away on November 19, 2014 at Circle of Life Hospice/Legacy Lodge.
   A Sharing of Memories Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
   Trelawney was preceded in death by her brother, Brian O'Leary; father, Thomas O'Leary; stepdad, Ernie Bebee; and grandparents, Lowell and Mary Dachenbach.
   She will be greatly missed by her mother, Sharon Bebee; husband, Randy Russell Birkenkamp; children: David Michael (Roberta) Heppler, James Scott Heppler, Jeremy James Birkenkamp, Randi Rachelle (Todd Morrison) Birkenkamp and Josie J (Brent Jones) Birkenkamp; stepdaughters: Misty Marie Birkenkamp, April Ina (Zach) Wamsley and Sasha Renee (James) Lewis; grandchildren: Travis, Kaylee, Colton, Carter, Seth, Jakob, Caden, Cody, Cael, Brooklyn, Tito, Jade and Clay; and siblings: Scott O'Leary and Dawn Fortier.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guy Buttz Obituary

Born: Wed., Jun. 30, 1926
Died: Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

Visitation
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   Guy L. Buttz, 88, of Russell went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
   Guy was born to Homer and Julia (Kern) Buttz on June 30, 1926 in Confidence, Iowa. He lived near Confidence all his school years. On August 30, 1946, Guy was united in marriage to Evelyn LaFavre. They began their marriage by digging potatoes in North Dakota. To this union were born two children: Linda and Doyle.
   Guy loved to fish and hunt and would take trips all over with his family and friends in search of that big catch. There were trips to Alaska with Doyle and friends, trips with the grandkids to Washington Island, Puerto Rico, Mississippi, California and Canada. Guy also spent many opening weekends of deer season with family and friends rehashing tales from previous years and making a game plan for the upcoming drive.
   Guy loved his family and friends and spent his whole life helping and doing for others. He was known far and wide as Grandpa Guy. He was always around to give advice on how better to do something and then would fix things when you did it all wrong. He had a knack for fixing and building things and worked building four trailer parks in Ames and Huxley. While in Ames, Guy hauled snow for the city of Ames and even took tickets at Iowa State football games.
   Guy and Evelyn loved to travel and they traveled to almost every state...camping along the way. He spent several weekends over the years rodeoing with the grandsons and was their biggest fan. He had some of the best spots for mushroom hunting and would only trust a few close family members with the location of his secret spots. Guy could also be seen around Russell and Corydon and other local parades driving his model T. He was a survivor....He made it through rolling a tractor, flipping a skid loader, several car wrecks, a stroke, a ditch caving in, and a broken neck. A little bit of stubborn helped with this too. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife from the window in his home and watching Iowa State Football on T.V.
   Guy was quite the early riser. He would get up early and tinker around in the garage, always just loud enough to ensure each of the kids would wake up to assist him in whatever project he was working on. 
   Guy was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence. He was a long-standing deacon and trustee at the church and spent numerous hours working on the church and adjacent park. He was also dedicated to the Forest Lake Bible Camp in Ottumwa using his many talents, cutting wood and building an RV park.
   Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Buttz of Russell, daughter Linda Johnson of Russell, son Doyle Buttz of Russell, three sisters: Velma Petty of Newton, Vera Peterson of Chariton, Donna (Tom) Beal of Curlew, Washington, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Guy is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Julia Buttz, brother Leroy Buttz, brother-in-law Dale Peterson and son-in-law Don Johnson.
   Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday November 17, 2014 at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa with Pastor Alva Skiles and Donna Beal officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 16 at the funeral home. Interment was held in the Confidence Cemetery following services. Memorials may be made to New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence, Iowa or the Legacy Lodge Hospice House in Chariton, Iowa.