Linda Long, 71, of Jefferson. Services: Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 pm at The Sanctuary, 600 E. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, 515-386-3234. Visitation: one hour prior to the service. Survivors: husband Tom Long of Jefferson; daughters Andrea (John) Pace of Creston and Kristi (Mark) Ward of Jefferson; sister Marsha Flemming of Red Oak; stepmother Jackie Sowers of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Barbara Ann Riese, 87, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Scranton. Services pending at Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Scranton, 712-652-3350.
Kent Sutton McWilliam, 82, of rural Paton. Services: Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 am at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Interment: Junction Township Cemetery near Grand Junction. Visitation: Friday, Jan. 4, after 1 pm, with family from 5 to 7 pm at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181. Survivors: daughter Ann Marie McWilliam (Scott Yoder) of Sugarland, TX; sister Diane Wlliams (Les) of Houston, TX; and brothers Winston McWilliam (Joan) of Coal Valley, IL, and Evans McWilliam (Linda) of Paton.
Agnes J. Meiners, 97, of Jefferson. Services: Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 am at St Joseph Catholic Church, Jefferson. Interment: St Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials suggested to Greene County Christian Action Resource Center. Hastings Funeral Home of Jefferson, 515-386-8181.