Floyd Lowell Storm, son of Jobe and Gladys (Umbenhower) Storm, was born June 7, 1928 in Pleasant Township and passed away on January 8, 2015 at the age of 86, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA, where he had been a patient for 5 weeks.
Floyd attended grade school at Center Country School and Chariton High School. He worked numerous jobs, including Solar Aircraft and Western Tool, Adcock Produce in Chariton and Farmer’s Co-op, where he retired after 35 years. He also farmed throughout his working years until 1975, when he and his family moved to Chariton.
In 1961, Floyd was united in marriage to Della Irving. They were blessed with four children: Dana, Philip, Eric and Karen. He was from a large, close knit family and family was very important to him. He was never happier than when his children and grandchildren were all gathered around him.
Floyd enjoyed fishing, hunting deer, and coon hunting with his friend, Bob McDonald. He always put in a garden and could be seen in the tomato patch with a salt shaker. He liked playing checkers with his grandchildren and riding through Red Haw was a favorite thing. New Year’s Eve always meant an evening of Bingo with all the family. Floyd always insisted on calling the numbers. He was a very loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Eric; sisters, Thelma Fluke, Lois Dachenbach, Wanda Hall; brothers, Charles, Carl, Ronald, Donald and Lavern; sisters-in-law, Lova, Wilma Storm, Veda Peterson and Jane Fitzgerald; brothers-in-law, James Fluke, Truman Dachenbach, Clifford Hall, Junior Davidson, Don Peterson, Norman Fitzgerald, Bill, Bart, Carl, Jim, Dick and Dave Irving.
He is survived by his wife, Della; son, Philip (Denise); and daughters, Dana (Tom) Koffman, and Karen (Mike) Sherrick; grandchildren, Eric, Brandon and Skyler Storm, Garrett, Cameron and Connor Koffman, and Taylor and Spencer Sherrick; sister, Joanne Davidson; sisters-in-law, Cleo, Guyletha and Connie Storm, Mildred, Audrey, Donna and Mary Ann Irving, Violet Greenslade; brother-in-law, Sam Irving; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015, at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa with Pastor Gearold McElwee officiating. Visitation is held from 11:30 a.m. – 01:30 p.m., Monday, January 12, 2015 at the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Chariton Cemetery following services. Pallbearers are Eric Storm, Brandon Storm, Skyler Storm, Garrett Koffman, Cameron Koffman, Connor Koffman, Taylor Sherrick and Spencer Sherrick. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be sent to FieldingFuneralHomes.com.
Corinne Ruth (Jorgensen) Jackson, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2015. The daughter of Lester and Helen (Kilmer) Jorgensen, she was born October 23, 1944 in North Loup, NE. She passed away in her home in Derby, IA, where she and her husband, Richard Wayne Jackson had resided together for 47 years. There were married on December 11, 1965 in Farnhamville, IA. To this 49 year union, three children were born: Julie, Tony and Cherie.
Corinne attended the Farnhamville High School, graduating in 1962. She then took some business and book-keeping classes to become a secretary, which she was working at, when she and Richard met. She and Richard had a shaved ice business for many years called “R & C Tradewinds Shaved Ice”, which she worked by his side, assisting with shaving the ice and pouring the flavorings onto the shaved ice and doing the book-keeping for the company.
She enjoyed being a home-maker, sewing her kids’ clothing when they were younger, and making Richard’s shirts. Her baking will be well remembered by her family. She enjoyed bowling when she was younger – in the 1960’s and 1970’s. While the children were young, she also enjoyed gardening, canning the fruits of her labors, making her own jellies and apple butter. She and Richard enjoyed fishing together. She attended the Grace Baptist Church.
When Corinne wasn't working around the home, some of her favorite past times were enjoying her 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, (with one more on the way), and playing her favorite video games: Pac-Man and Bubble Bobble.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Richard and their three children: Julie Page of Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Tony Jackson of Derby, IA, and Cherie Cerveny of Jefferson, IA; her 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; brothers: “Pete” (Sherrill) Jorgensen of Gowrie, IA, Alan (Mary Seil) Jorgensen of Farnhamville, IA; and sister: Elaine (Leo) Saliger of Farnhamville, IA.
Services are held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2015, at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa with Pastor Dennis St. Lawrence officiating. Open Visitation held at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Humeston Cemetery following services. Pallbearers are Richard Jackson, Tony Jackson, Gene Page, Caelen Jackson, Jason Cerveny and Alex Cerveny. Memorials may be made to her family. On-line condolences may be sent to www.FieldingFuneralHomes.com.
Services for Betty C. Cain, 88, of Chariton will be Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton with family receiving friends prior to the service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at the Chariton Cemetery. Memorials are requested to the Chariton Athletic Building Fund.
Betty was born April 30, 1926 in Chariton the eldest child of William and Geneva (Peterson) Kendall. She attended Burgess School near Milo and graduated from Chariton High School in 1944. Betty was married to Walton Cain on July 3, 1946; they were blessed with a son, Earl. Her family was the most important part of her life. They all shared the outside chores as well as their recreational activities. She was a meticulous house keeper and a feisty woman. Betty enjoyed working with and showing horses and working with the cattle. Walton and Betty were active in 4-H as leaders and supporters and they belonged to the Chariton Saddle Club. They enjoyed camping, going to the State Fair, and music jams. Betty always had a vegetable garden which she shared with her family and friends. She always enjoyed watching her son, grandsons, and great grandchildren participate in sports. Betty was so proud that her son and grandsons all graduated from college; to her an education was a must.
Betty passed away December 31, 2014 at the Lucas County Health Center in Chariton. Preceding her in death was her husband, Walton in 2003. Surviving is her son, Earl (Patty) Cain of Chariton; grandsons: Lee (Jana) Cain and Dusty (Kim) Cain; and 4 great grandchildren: Aaron, Dylan, Sydney, and Austin. Also surviving are siblings: Bill Kendall, Elaine Taylor, and Mickey Davis.
Silas S. Hofmann, Jr. of Chariton, IA died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center at 84 years of age. Si was born August 17, 1930 near Morton, IL to Silas S. and Hannah B. Hofmann, Sr. He grew up in the New Castle area, graduating from Deer Creek High School in 1948.
On September 2, 1951 Si was united in marriage to Thelma Mae Knecht in Eureka, IL. To this union nine children were born.
For the first ten years of their marriage, Si drove a truck for Ed Pyles and Chipper Cartage. In 1962 he began his farming career near Gridley, IL.
In 1964 at 34 years of age, Si bought his first farm, moving his wife and growing family from Gridley to Humeston, IA. His farming operation included livestock, dairy, and crops. In 1998 Si sold the buildings with a portion of the farm and moved to Chariton, IA, continuing to work the family farm for the next decade. The year of his death marked a half-century in Iowa.
Si took a particular interest in his friends, family genealogy, old-time country music, and antique trucks.
Preceding Si in death were his parents, infant son, Michael David in 1957, son, Daniel Keith in 2000, and sister-in-law Janet Knecht in February 2014.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Thelma, of Chariton; 7 children: Steve (Nancy) - Lamoni; Carl - Kellerton; Christine - Chariton; Fred (Sheila) - Blue Rapids, KS; Kathleen (Dennis McIntire) - Lamoni, Ron (Micki) - Humeston; John (Cindi) - Humeston; 15 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren; and sister, Lorraine (Herbert Weier) - Ft. Wayne, IN.
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church, Chariton, or Mosaic. Condolences may be sent to 1012 Hillcrest Ave, Chariton, IA 50049.
Services for Bob McCorkle, 81, will be Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Columbia United Methodist Church with burial following at the Columbia Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Sunday at the Columbia Community Center from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbia United Methodist Church or to the Columbia Community Center / Fire Department.
Robert Miller McCorkle was born August 25, 1933 in Chariton, Iowa to N.L. and Venetta (Miller) McCorkle. He grew up in Columbia and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1951. Growing up and after graduation he helped his father, N.L. McCorkle, at the McCorkle Hardware Store in Columbia that N.L. had taken over in 1919. After his father's death in 1963; Bob and his brother, Corky continued to grow the business, offering many products and services. McCorkle Hardware is known far and wide to provide items not found anywhere else. In 1987 the new store was built in its current location. After Corky retired, Bob, his family, and employees continued to operate the hardware. Although Bob turned over management to his daughter, Maurine, he still enjoyed being involved. Bob always appreciated the great friendships he made with his employees and customers.
Bob was married to Estelene Davis on the 17th of June in 1956 at the Columbia United Methodist Church. They were blessed with three children: Maurine, Karen, and Kent. It would be fair to say that Bob loved to work. He enjoyed feeding pigs and always appreciated a good set of hogs. The hardware was always open if someone had an emergency: nights, weekends, Sundays, and holidays. Bob began selling Pioneer Seed in 1964 and won several awards in sales of seed. 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary of selling Pioneer Seed and being recognized as the oldest dealership in Iowa. His son Kent continues the tradition.
Bob enjoyed drives through the country, assessing the condition of crops and seeing the progress his customers were making. He also enjoyed working with numbers and many people have heard Bob ask, "If a guy could..." Bob was always interested in new ideas and how to do it better and more efficiently. His employees (and family) will remember him saying, "Are you looking for a job?" or "Are you out of a job?"
He enjoyed watching: Market to Market, Wall Street Week, and 60 Minutes. Estelene and Bob enjoyed going out for dinner with their friends. On his birthday he was able to throw the opening pitch for the I Cubs a few years ago. Although he enjoyed the weather and his friends while wintering in Texas, it would be hard to say he enjoyed being away from home and the store. Thankfully for him, cell phones kept him in touch with everyone back at work.
Bob passed away December 24, 2014 at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital at the age of 81 years. Preceding him in death were his parents: N.L. and Venetta; and his brother, Charles. He is survived by his wife Estelene McCorkle; children: Maurine McCorkle, Karen (Steve) Van Sant, and Kent (Malane) McCorkle; 7 grandchildren: Eric (Amber) Hall, Lisa (Mike) Willis, Alex Hall, Matt Van Sant, Sarah (Josh) Isley, Amy (Tom) Herwehe, and Alivia McCorkle; and 5 great grandchildren: Chloe Hall, Garret Hall, Connor Willis, Camryn Willis, and Olen Van Sant. Also surviving are siblings: Barbara Woollums, Jean Stewart, and James (Corky) McCorkle; along with many relatives and friends.
Sarah Marie (Edwards) McFarland, beloved wife of Darin, mother of Kelsey, Madelyn and Abram, and daughter of Marlene and Jerry, died on Wednesday, December 24, at home in Chariton. She was 35.
Sarah Marie was born on May 17, 1979, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon. Her parents were Jerry and Marlene (McKinley) Edwards and she grew up on the Edwards family farm North of Williamson, where she loved to help her grandfather, William Edwards with chores.
She was very active in 4-H as a youngster, entering projects in many areas at the county fair and showing a variety of livestock. Cattle, all of which she named, were a special love that continued all her life - - - and she always declined to eat beef as a result. She also enjoyed horses - - - and loved vacation travels with her family.
Sarah attended elementary grades in Williamson and then Chariton High School, where her love of music was expressed by participation in the band. She graduated from Chariton High School with the Class of 1998.
Sarah and Darin McFarland were married on September 6, 1997, at the Edwards Farm and they established their home in Chariton. They became the parents of three children: Kelsey, Madelyn and Abram, who were the greatest joys of her life.
She began working at the age of 16, as an aide at the Chariton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and while working there, earned her Certified Nursing Assistant designation. She went on to earn her Associate Degree of Nursing from Indian Hills Community College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.
Sarah continued to work at Chariton Nursing and Rehabilitation for a number of years as a Registered Nurse, and then joined the staff of Circle of Friends Hospice as a Patient Care Coordinator. At the time of her death, she was a night charge nurse at West Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville.
Throughout her life, Sarah’s strong work ethic was directed toward nurturing and caring for others - - - her husband and children, her extended family, her friends, and as a care center and hospice nurse, for the elderly, the dying and their families.
She died in her sleep after keeping a final night watch with her patients at the Knoxville Care Center.
Sarah loved music, especially attending concerts with her children; cars; decorating cakes; camping and the outdoors in general; coaching her kids’ soccer teams; and the family’s three dogs - - - Fancy, Stella and Ginny.
In addition to her husband, children and parents, Sarah is survived by her grandmother, Ruth Edwards; and five siblings - - - Emily (Louie) Cox of Oklahoma City, Lydia (Joe Goldman) Edwards of Chariton, Ian Edwards of Dubuque, Sylvia (Donovan McFarland) Edwards of Chariton and Kayla Edwards, at home. There are also a nephew and niece, Ashton and Aubrey.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Edwards, and Howard and Alberta McKinley; and a special Step-Grandfather, Doug Ballard.
John Vern Hogue was born September 19, 1922 to George and Bertha (Sparks) Hogue in Plano, Iowa. He passed away, Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Corydon Nursing home and Rehab Center in Corydon, Iowa at the age of 92 years.
Vern lived most of his life in Chariton, Iowa. He worked at Johnson Machine Works for forty-six years as a welder. Vern was united in marriage with Aileen Vera Perkins. To this union two children were born, John William (Billy) Hogue and a daughter, Caroline Kay who died in infancy. In the 1940’s, Vern served as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp in Corydon, Iowa.
December 6, 1973, Vern then married May Ida Nickel-Goben. They moved to Corydon, Iowa in 1992 to be closer to their daughter, Louise Moore. Vern moved into the Corydon Nursing Home and Rehab Center in June 2012. His wife, May moved with him.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bertha Hogue; his daughter, Caroline Kay; his wife, Aileen Hogue; his brother, Homer and his wife, Marguerite Hogue; and his sister, Reva Demichelis.
He is survived by his wife, May Hogue of Corydon, Iowa; his daughter, Louise Moore of Corydon, Iowa; his son, John William (Billy) Hogue; four grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.