Funeral notices

James “Jim” Scott, 72, of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Dana. Local arrangements pending at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171. Survivors: daughters Brenda (Greg) Gill of Altoona and Becky (Rod) Freeman of Jefferson; and stepchildren Rhonda Rogers, Roy Rose and Marnie Rose, all of Arizona.

Larry Correy, 80, of Jamaica. Services: Friday, Aug 25, at 10 am at St Patrick Catholic Church, Perry. Interment: St Mary Cemetery in Franklin Township, Greene County. Visitation: Thursday after 1 pm with family present at 5 pm and a vigil service at 7 pm at Hastings Funeral Home, Perry, 515-465-4691. Survivors: wife Janet of Jamaica; sons Michael of Story City, Daniel of Dyersville, and John of Johnston; daughters Beth Lide of Houston, TX, and Kristen Scott of Lee’s Summit, MO; sister Geraldine Henson of Brighton, CO; and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Margene Miller, 1922 – 2017

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A celebration of the life of Margene Miller, 95, of Jefferson was held Aug. 19 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson.

Pastor Matt Glawe of Lubbock, TX, offered words of comfort. Congregational singing was accompanied by Mary Ann Haver, with Rob Clause as song leader. Honorary bearers were Margene’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren Kevin Minnihan, Tracey Durham, Alan Durha, Kara Minniha, Debra Harrington, Dwayne Harrington, Amanda Triemstra, Dan Triemstra, Ashley Meads, Matthew Meads, Kate Minnihan, Matthew Harrington, Sage Minnihan, Ethan Triemstra and Reagan Meads. Continue reading Margene Miller, 1922 – 2017

Sheila Runkle – 1950 – 2017

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Sheila Kay Runkle, 66, of Jefferson.

The Rev Linden Wendzel of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson will offer words of comfort. Honorary bearers will be Earl Williams and many beloved co-workers.

Casket bearers will be her loving surgery team – Brenda Luther, Heather Shipley, Christie Pille, Ashley Wells, Janelle Cates and Tina McCollum. Continue reading Sheila Runkle – 1950 – 2017

Welcome, Baby

Catherine and Shane Lucas of Des Moines are the parents of a daughter, Anna Lucille, born Aug. 2. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by Gus, the family dog and former ruler of the house. Grandparents are Tori Riley of Jefferson, Dan and Brenda Chargo of rural Glidden, and Pete and Janet Lucas of Roscoe, IL.

Glen Hoyt celebrates 90th birthday

Birthdays are reasons to celebrate and when a member of the family reaches 90 years, it’s important to note that milestone. Glen Hoyt was honored for his 90th birthday which occurred on July 11. His brothers and sisters joined his family in the celebration.

They are (front, from left) Clifford and Millie Said and Glen and Beverly Hoyt, all of Jefferson; and (back, from left) Linda and Dale Hoyt, Ralph and Shirley Hoyt, Gaye and Larry Barr, and Neal and Caroline Hoyt, all of Scranton. ~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Joan Canady, 1930 – 2017

A Service of Remembrance was held July 29 at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Joan Canady, 86, of Solon, formerly of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by the Rev Julie Poulsen, pastor of the church. Sheryl Sloan was organist with David Petersen as soloist. Honorary bearer was Larry Turner.

Casket bearers were John Canady, Franklin Canady, Adam Canady, James North, Todd Turner and Douglas Turner. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Joan Canady, 1930 – 2017

Rita Reis, 1925 – 2017

Mass of the Resurrection was held July 28 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Rita Ann McDermott Reis, 91, of Perry.

Celebrant was Fr Jeff Schleisman. Wayne Ahern was lector and Rachel Ahern, Sarah Goodchild and Megan Romens were gift bearers. Altar servers were Donivan and Sullivan Tighe. Soloist was Amy Roberts with Lois Last as accompanist.

Casket bearers were  Ryan Tighe , David Tighe,  Patrick McDermott, Matt Dirkx , Chris Dirkx , Michael Dirkx, Megan Romens, Kacie Purl, Sarah Goodchild, Rachel Ahern, and   Ethan Ahern. Interment was at St Mary Cemetery in Franklin Township, Greene County. Continue reading Rita Reis, 1925 – 2017

Margaret Last, 1922 – 2017

A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, July 17, at First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction for Margaret Mae Last, 95, of Jefferson, formerly of Grand Junction.

Pastor Steve Ransom offered words of comfort. Sheilah Pound was soloist, accompanied by Keri Brooker. Honorary bearers were Andy Foster, Phoebe Renslow and Sue Ann Blackburn.

Casket bearers were J.C. Last, Doug Schrader, Nick Foster, Terry Augustus, Joel Cody and Lynn Marshall. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Margaret Last, 1922 – 2017

Edwardson, Naylor wed

Rev Bruce Espe, Patti and George Naylor

Patti Edwardson and George Naylor were joined in marriage the evening of June 3, 2017.

The ceremony took place on the Naylor farm in their new organic apple orchard. The Rev Bruce Espe, a friend of the groom and a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, officiated. All in attendance sang along with the selection of an old Shaker tune, “Tis a Gift to be Simple,” and a hymn from the Unitarian Universalist songbook, “Come Sing a Song with Me (that I might know your mind).” Continue reading Edwardson, Naylor wed

Arvis Gross, 1923 – 2017

Mass of the Resurrection was offered June 24 at St Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction for Arvis Marie Gross, 94, of Grand Junction.

The Rev Jeff Schleisman celebrated the mass. Lector was Marilyn Lansman. Soloist was Amy Roberts with pianist Lois Last. Honorary bearers were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Jimita Consier, Kelly Gross, Nikki Cardin, Josie Consier, Joelle Consier, Paityn Porter, Landon Cardin, Kaylynn Gross and James Eckstrom. Continue reading Arvis Gross, 1923 – 2017