Funeral notices

Maxine Byrdena Johnson, 94, of Rippey. Services pending at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181. Survivors: sister LeJane (Maurice) Dillivan of Jefferson; nieces and nephews Kristine (Dr Courtney) Goodwin of Minneapolis, MN, Cynthia (Ronald) Cole of Omaha, NE, Angela Brown of Ames, Andrea (Don) McFadyen of Ankeny, Brenda (Stan) Kiner of Rippey, Kim (Mary) Dillivan of Powell, WY, and Lori (Todd) Minnehan of Scranton; 17 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces and one great-great-nephew.

Funeral notices

Mardelle Hane of Perry. Services: Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 am at Hastings Funeral  Home, Perry, 515-465-4691. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday after 1 pm, with family from 3 to 5 pm. Survivors: daughter Karen Gamerdinger (Randy Meyer) of Johnston; son Mark (Theresa) Hane of rural Adel; son-in-law Bob Pieper of Stuart; brothers Jim (Susan) Smith of Clive and Richard (Adrienne) Smith of Jefferson; sister Donna (Ray) Van Buskirk of Sioux City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Linda Foster, 1940 – 2017

A memorial service for Linda Foster, 77, of Jefferson, will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Windsor Christian Church in Windsor, IL. Interment will be in the Windsor Cemetery. At a later date, the family will host a time of remembrance in Jefferson, Iowa.

Linda Kay Foster was born Feb.19, 1940 in Windsor. She was the youngest of eight children born to Jennie (Ranard) and Rush Neal. Linda lived part of her growing-up years with her Aunt Ruth and Uncle Carl Cooper in Windsor. Continue reading Linda Foster, 1940 – 2017

Harold Woodruff, 1922 – 2017

Services were held Sept. 16 at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Harold G. Woodruff, 95, of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by the Rev Julia Poulsen, pastor of the church. Gary Haupert was soloist, accompanied by Sheryl Sloan. Honorary bearer was his granddaughter Joy Campbell, deceased.

Casket bearers were Harold’s grandchildren April Burnett, Ryan Woodruff, Jamie Rattanapamonsook, Matthew Woodruff, Megan Woodruff, Kyle Campbell, Kristofer Campbell, Danielle Durbala O’Hara and Jennifer Durbala. Continue reading Harold Woodruff, 1922 – 2017

Bernice Carter, 1921 – 2017

Bernice (Bruce) Carter passed away on Aug. 30, 2017, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson at the age of 96.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, preceded by the Catholic Daughters’ rosary beginning at 10:30 am Saturday at the church. Visitation with the family will be held after the Mass during lunch. Private burial of the cremains will be done by the family. Continue reading Bernice Carter, 1921 – 2017

John Walter Meyer, 1949 – 2017

Funeral services for John Meyer, 68, of Jefferson will be held Monday, Sept. 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. A graveside service will be held at that afternoon at Silver Valley Cemetery in Hancock.

John Walter Meyer, first-born son of Milton and Drusa Dell (Thomas) Meyer, was born on March 15, the Ides of March, 1949, in Council Bluffs. He died at home on Sept. 2, 2017, in Jefferson at the age of 68. Continue reading John Walter Meyer, 1949 – 2017

Nancy Morris, 1951 – 2017

A Celebration of Life service for Nancy Morris, 66, of Jefferson was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Dr David Ohrt of Jefferson offered words of comfort, and Deenie Schuchert gave the eulogy. Burial will take place at a later date at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

Nancy D’Ann Morris passed away on Sept. 1, 2017, after a valiant fight against terminal cancer. Continue reading Nancy Morris, 1951 – 2017

Frances Safley, 1927 – 2017

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson for Frances Louise Safley, 90, of Jefferson.

The Rev Sheldon Henderson, pastor of the church,  offered words of comfort. Gary Haupert was soloist with Danille Curtis as soloist. Honorary bearers were Fran’s grandchildren Mie Safley, Jeff Safley, Mark Safley, Andrea Kemble, Matt Safley, Erin Drew, Jacob Safley, Stanton Safley, Sarah Borgeson, Liz Pierce, Mary Hinton and Bill Frederick. Continue reading Frances Safley, 1927 – 2017

Phyllis McCollom, 1924 – 2017

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson for Phyllis Lavone McCollom, 92, of Jefferson.

The Rev Sheldon Henderson, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Danille Curtis was soloist and pianist.

Casket bearers were Terry McCollom, Rick McCollom, Duane Mosher, Mark Cranston and Brett Cranston. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Phyllis McCollom, 1924 – 2017

Robert Custer, 1940 – 2017

Funeral services for Robert Custer, 77, of Jefferson were held Friday, Sept. 1, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson. Burial will take place at a later date at Dawson Township Cemetery, Greene County, Iowa.

Robert Wray Custer was born January 23, 1940, in Jefferson to Wray Joseph Custer and Nina Blanche Smith Custer. Bob died August 26, 2017, with his family by his side at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll at the age of 77 years. Continue reading Robert Custer, 1940 – 2017

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 Durham, Kara Minnihan, 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