Sunday, February 22, 2015

Jaydene Watt

Jaydene (Jay) Watt, 80 years old of Chariton, Iowa died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Veterans Home located in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was born January 14, 1935 to Earl and Grace (Coorad) Watt in Dundee, Iowa. He married Sandra Fisher on October 20, 1967. He has one son, John and wife, Cheryl of Brookfield, Wisconsin. A very special granddaughter, Kayla Marie. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife Sandy, his son, John and family, sister-in-laws, Becky Struve, Mary (Spencer) Snyder and brother-in-law, Larry (Marilyn) Fisher. No service is being planned at this time--- there will be a family memorial service held in the spring. Memorials may be sent to Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa for supplies for the Cottages.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stella Robison Obituary

Stella Robison was born February 12, 1930 to Julius Loughead and Mary (Myers) Loughead in Pennville, Missouri. She passed from this life Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home in Mitchellville, Iowa at the age of 85 years, with family and friends surrounding her. 

Stella grew up and attended a one room schoolhouse in the Pennville, Missouri area. In 1970, Stella was united in marriage to Gordon W. Robison. The couple made their home in Lucas, Iowa. Stella was blessed with two daughters, Fern and Sheila. Stella spent her time taking care of her home and family. In her spare time she did like to crochet, cook, and travel. 

Stella was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Gidney Loughead and Mary Elizabeth (Myers) Loughead; her first husband, William Spencer; her second husband, Gordon W. Robison; her brothers, Leonard, Dale and Orie Loughead; her sisters, Ruth Paige, Ethel Myers, Lily Hammons, and Delphine Pitt. 

She is survived by her daughters, Fern Woody of Mitchellville, Iowa and Sheila Andersen of Lucas, Iowa; eight grandchildren and five great grand children; her brother, Junior Loughead of Unionville, Missouri; her sisters, Alice Holiday of Pennville, Missouri, Helen Wright of Tanneyville, Missouri and Dorothy Hobbs of Trenton, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, and cherished friends.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alberta Allen, 91, Obituary

Alberta Allen, 91, of Chariton passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chariton Cemetery. Family will receive friends one hour prior from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Donna B. (Johnson) Mattson Obituary

Donna B. (Johnson) Mattson
Born: Sun., Mar. 15, 1931
Died: Thu., Feb. 5, 2015

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 09, 2015

Funeral Service
2:00 PM Mon., Feb. 09, 2015

Donna Belle Mattson, 83 of Chariton, Iowa died on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Home in Chariton, Iowa. 
Born Sunday, March 15, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Osborne Johnson and the late Georgia Davis Johnson. She was the wife of Raymond Mattson. 
Surviving are sons, Mark (Teresa) Mattson of New Virginia, IA and Ted Mattson (Chrissy) of Chariton, IA; daughters, Nanette (Steve) Smith of Fults, IL and Laura (Rod) Heaton of Van Meter, IA; brothers, Bobby Johnson and Bruce Johnson; and sisters, Nancy Ingram, Rose Mary Wisecup and Winnie Widmer; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. 
She was predeceased by daughter, Roxanne Weiss. 
A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Monday at Fielding Funeral Home with Joe Shafer officiating. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Williamson, IA. 
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Monday, February 9, 2015, at Fielding Funeral Home, Chariton, IA. Online condolences may be left at

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Vernon Everett Kent Obituary

Born: Tue., Sep. 20, 1927
Died: Tue., Feb. 3, 2015

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 07, 2015
Funeral Service
11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 07, 2015

Vernon Everett Kent of Independence, Missouri passed away on February 3, 2015 at 6:42 AM, at the Veteran’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Services will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 11:00 AM at the Chariton Community of Christ Church with David Drummond and Jerry Rowlett officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Joint Conference of Restoration Branches, 1100 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050, while online condolences may be expressed to the family at 

Vernon, a twin, was the eighth child born on September 20, 1927, on a rural Lucas County farm, to William Kent and Laura (Mundell) Kent. He was educated in the Lucas School District and graduated in 1946. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict, and he graduated in 1966 from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri . 

Vernon married Beverly Jean Adams in 1950, and to this union five children were born, prior to Beverly’s death in 1969. He married Evelyn May (Prather) Smith in 1971 and to this union one daughter was born. The couple later divorced in 1987. Vernon married Mary Ann Wright Kent in 1989 and the couple later divorced. 

After high school Vernon worked at Maytag in Newton, Iowa, and later for Hy-Vee, Inc. in Chariton. Then upon graduating from college Vernon taught and coached in the Iowa communities of Dow City, Russell and Osceola. He also worked for many years at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton prior to his retirement. Throughout his life Vernon was very active in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church (later renamed Community of Christ Church), serving as a Teacher, Elder and Pastor for Iowa branches in Chariton, Dow City, Osceola, Ottumwa, Decatur City, and Missouri branches in Warrensburg and Independence. Vernon was known and appreciated for his ministry. 

Sports were an important part of Vernon’s life. He was an excellent athlete, most notably in basketball, golf and softball. His love of sports continued throughout his life, as an avid fan of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Cubs, and the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, spouses Beverly and Evelyn, son Benjamin, sisters Cleo Gwinn, Cecil Gwinn Boyd, Zella Garner, and Wilma Baker, and brother Wayne Kent. Also preceding him in death were in-laws, Andrew Gwinn, John Boyd, Rolland Rollstin, Katherine Kent, Albert Baker, and Ruby Kent. Surviving to cherish his memory are children Deborah (Larry) Villines of Chariton, Yvonne (George) Galusha of Independence, Missouri, William Kent of Chariton, Jennifer (William) Swartz of Osceola, and Sherry (Tim) Kluender of Fairfield, sisters Twyla Rollstin of Des Moines, and Vera (Lewis) Manor of Des Moines, brother Dwight Kent of Des Moines, 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Delores Hemphill Obituary

Born: Thu., Feb. 13, 1930
Died: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 05, 2015

Funeral Service
1:30 PM Fri., Feb. 06, 2015

Delores Hemphill passed Monday, February 2nd at 84 years of age in Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa. She was born February 13th, 1930 in her parent’s home in Garfield, Iowa. Delores is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Glen, and her parents Claude and Ollie Finks. 
Delores attended Garfield Country School and Centerville High School in Centerville, Iowa. Following school Delores worked as a telephone operator in Centerville where she worked until meeting and later marrying Glen in 1951. That same year they were blessed with their daughter Kathy. Glen and Delores lived in Des Moines where Glen worked driving a truck until 1954, when they moved to rural Corydon and made their residence until 2001. Delores worked as a homemaker, farm aide, devoted wife and mother. After retirement Delores and Glen made their residence in Chariton where Delores resided until just recently. 
Delores came to know the Lord at Bethel Church in Corydon in 1965 and later shared in her salvation with her husband whom she spoke of to the very end. A day did not pass where he was not on her mind and we are happy that she gets to be reunited with him once again. 
Delores came from a large family having two brothers, Jimmy and Leland, and four sisters, Mary Slavin, Marion Morlan, Aldene Traylor, Claudine Wilson, and Peggy Howe who is still with us. 
Delores is survived by her daughter Kathy Hitt and husband David of Woodburn, three grandchildren Lea Ann Kirscher and husband Larry of Osceola, Kristi Shelton and husband James of Derby, and Jeffrey Hitt of West Des Moines. Delores also is survived by five great grandchildren Lauren Hagan and husband Bret of Osceola, Caleb Shelton of Woodburn, Landin Kirscher and Autumn and Ava Shelton as well as a great, great grandchild Mia Hagan. 
Delores was a light to her family. She was always quick to laugh and slow to anger. Grandchildren were always welcome, overfed, and abundantly loved whenever visiting. She loved going to auctions and playing games for hours. She was an amazing cook whose meals required an entirely separate table just to accommodate all of the extra food she had prepared. The farmhouse that shares so many childhood memories may be gone but will never be forgotten, the stories we tell will live on through the generations to come and the spirit and legacy that Delores left with us lives on through us. Thankfully there will come a day when we will see her again in the presence of the Lord whom she loved and shared.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Troy Jonathon Watts Obituary

Born: Sat., May 26, 1973
Died: Wed., Jan. 28, 2015

Visitation6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 02, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service10:30 AM Tue., Feb. 03, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Troy Jonathon Watts, 41, of Chariton, Iowa, passed away January 28, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Troy was born May 26, 1973, in Chariton, Iowa to the late Leonard Watts and late Patricia (Patsy Naill) Watts. 
Troy graduated from Chariton High School in 1993. He worked at Johnson Machine Works for 10 years, Pella Corp for 9 years, and was currently employed at Hammer Medical Supply. Troy enjoyed attending sporting activities with his two sons, grilling out with friends and family, fishing and hunting, and watching his favorite teams of the Hawkeyes, Cubs, and Bears. 
Troy is survived by his two sons, Adrian Hill and Kinnick Watts; three sisters, Brandi (Doug)Christian of Allerton, IA, Darci Watts of West Liberty, IA, and Maisi (Sam Maas)Watts of Oskaloosa; niece, Hannah Christian; nephews, Jared Maas and Seth Christian; Uncles, Mike Naill of Centerville, Bill (Deb)Naill of Centerville, many cousins, and countless friends. 
Troy is preceded in death by his parents, paternal grandparents Raymond Watts and Blanche Watts, maternal grandparents Ray Naill, and Virginia Naill, and Aunt Peggy Miskimins. 
Visitation will be held Monday, Feb 2nd from 6-8pm and services will be Tuesday, Feb 3rd at 10:30 @ Fielding Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow services at Oakland Cemetery in Centerville, IA. Memorials may be directed towards the Watts family.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Marvin G. Downing Obituary

Marvin G. Downing, 70, of rural Chariton, IA, passed away at his home on Friday, January 16, 2015. 
Marvin was born in Fonda, IA, to John and Irene (Wolter) Downing. He spent his early years in Fonda, Woodward, and Sioux City, later settling in Chariton. Marvin enjoyed being outside and tending his animals. 
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica; sisters, JoAnn (Russell) Root of Burnside, IA, Roselyn Balcom of Riverside, CA, and Doris Spooner of Storm Lake, IA, and brother, Robert Schossow of Rodney, IA, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, and great-great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. 
In accordance with his wishes, Marvin has been cremated and will be interred with his parents in the spring.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Walter W.Terrell Death

Born: Sun., Oct. 10, 1954
Died: Tue., Jan. 13, 2015

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 15, 2015

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 16, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

William "Bill" Dean Garrington

Born: Mon., Aug. 18, 1947
Died: Mon., Jan. 12, 2015

Private Family Visitation
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Jan. 15, 2015

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Thu., Jan. 15, 2015