Thursday, April 16, 2015

Josephine Reed Obituary

Born: Sun., Feb. 25, 1917

Died: Thu., Apr. 16, 2015

Graveside Service

10:30 AM Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
Location: Russell Cemetery



F. Josephine (Ford) Reed, 98, of Austin, TX. daughter of Dennis B. Ford and Sarah Catherine (Lodge) Ford died April 16, 2015. A graveside service will be held Friday. April 24. 2015 at 10:30 am at the Russell cemetery. 
Jo was born February 25, 1917 in Russell, IA, and graduated from Russell High School in 1934. She received her Bachelors Degree from Drake University. She taught school in many Iowa schools and also worked for Principal Financial. 
Jo married James I. Reed in August of 1938. They were married 61 years and had one son. (Andy) Laurel R. Reed who lives with his wife, Marvel in Ruidoso, NM. She was preceeded in death by her husband. parents, sisters, Phyllis Debok and Carmen Ford, brother. Ivan Ford . 
She is survived by her son and daughter in law, 3 grand children and 9 great grandchildren.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lois L. Werts Obituary

Born: Sat., Mar. 31, 1928
Died: Fri., Feb. 13, 2015

Visitation
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
10:00 AM Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Lois LuVina (LaFavre) Werts, daughter of Trace Glenn LaFavre and Ethel LuVina Kleinbeck was born March 31, 1928, at Yocum Hospital in Chariton, IA. She passed away on February 13, 2015, at the Corydon Nursing and Rehab Center in Corydon, IA, at the age of 86 years, 10 months and 14 days. 
Lois graduated from Chariton High School in 1946. She taught country school for three years until she married Burdette Harvey Werts on June 20, 1948, at A Little Bit O’ Heaven in Davenport, IA. Lois and Burdette’s most proud moment was the birth of Brent Lee in 1954. When Brent was young, she worked for 8+ years at Woolworths in Chariton. Shortly after, Lois left Woolworths to become a full time homemaker for her husband, son and eventual grandkids. She stayed in the Chariton and Russell area her entire adult life. She was a member of the Russell Methodist Church, Millerton United Methodist Church, and Pythian Sisters group. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn LaFavre and husband, Russell Mikesell; in-laws, Harvey Roger and Artie Olive Werts; sister-in-law, Wilma Strait and husband William; brother-in-laws, Dean Werts and wife Ruth, Roger Werts and Dale Werts. 
Survivors include her husband of 66 years; son Brent and Judy Werts of Russell; grandchildren, Jana (Ryan) Rogness of Urbandale, IA, Brad Werts (girlfriend, Bridget Johnson) of Corydon, IA, Jayma (James) Sims of Burlington, IA, Brian Werts (fiancĂ©e Lauren Schenk) of Dekalb, IL; great grandchildren, Evan and Leona Rogness, Bryant and Braden Werts, and Juliana Sims. 
Lois showed her creativity through many areas including crafts, woodworking, painting, and sewing. Thirteen years were spent making many wedding and special occasion cakes. She enjoyed gardening and yard work and was known for keeping a clean house. Lois was a very giving person and took great pride in her grandchildren and their activities. Burdette and Lois spent 27 years traveling to Edinburg, TX, to Citrus Mobile Park from December to March. They also enjoyed going to Rathbun Country Music Theater for 35 years.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Juanita "Nita" F. (Grove) Chamberlain

Born: Fri., Dec. 29, 1933
Died: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015

Visitation
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 07, 2015

Funeral Service
2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 07, 2015

Juanita Fern Chamberlain, daughter of Robert Roy Grove and Lois Allene (Trimble) Grove was born on December 29, 1933 in Corydon, IA. She passed away February 2, 2015 at the Legacy Lodge Hospice at the age of 81. 

Nita attended schools in Millerton and Seymour, IA and graduated from Corydon High School in 1952. She married Sgt. Billy E. Clark on February 13, 1954 in Waynesville, MO. To this union four children were born: Robert Eugene, Cynthia Lynn, William Patrick and Terri Jo. 

Nita was baptized at the Methodist Church in Russell, IA. On January 30, 1962, she was united in marriage to Richard Royce Chamberlain. Three more children: Gary Raymond, John Richard and Steven Royce blessed this family. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Allen; oldest son, Robert Eugene (Bobby), July 31, 1989, and son, John Richard Chamberlain, January 4, 2014; husband Richard, September 2, 1996; a niece, Donna Sue Askren; her brother-in-law, James Askren; and her grandparents. 

She is survived by her children: Cynthia Lynn Clark of Des Moines, IA, William Patrick (Terry Ann) Clark of Monroe, IA, Terri Jo Clark of Chariton, IA, Gary Chamberlain of Waukee, IA, and Steven Royce Chamberlain of Chariton; twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Duane) Stoll of Des Moines, Nancy Askren of Chariton and Delores Curtis of Chariton; brothers, Charles (Joyce) Grove of Florida, and Larry Grove of Perry, IA; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends including special longtime friends Jan Graves and Barb Ruepke.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elwyn Eugene Mason Obituary


Born: Wed., Oct. 2, 1929
Died: Sat., Jan. 24, 2015

Visitation6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service10:30 AM Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
Location: Faith United Methodist Church-Russell

Elwyn Eugene Mason of Russell, Iowa, age 85, born October 2, 1929, went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 24, 2015. Elwyn was the son of Ustel and Tena (Schumann) Mason of Russell. He lived in rural Russell from birth to 1950 and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1948. Elwyn enlisted in the United States Air Force, September 14, 1950, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged Feb. 25, 1954; his rank was Staff Sergeant and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Occupation Medal Germany. During his service time he served at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany and Bitburg, Germany.
After his discharge he returned to Russell; in 1954 he moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he was employed by Solar Aircraft Corporation. In 1955, he was employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Des Moines. In 1971, the family moved back to the Russell area and built a new home near his parents home. After working 33 years with Goodyear, he retired in 1988. He worked part time at the Russell Oil Company until 2004. He was known, in town, as the best pizza maker around, although he followed the same recipe as did others who worked there.
November 18, 1955, he married Betty Cain, of Van Wert, Iowa, in Des Moines and to this union, two sons were born; Philip in 1957 and Kenneth in 1960. The family became members of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church. Elwyn was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Charlie Clark Post #308 and was a past member of the Russell Community Club.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Maxine (Mason) Moore of Russell; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wallace (Bud) and Margreet (Marge) Cain of Van Wert, Iowa; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, LuEtta and David Wakefield of Grand River, Iowa.
Elwyn is survived by his loving wife, Betty, Russell, IA; sons, Phil (Shelley) Mason of Diagnal, IA and Ken (Deb) Mason of Russell, IA. Grandchildren, Jaime (Brian) Sabel of Lincoln, NE, Becky (Daren) Jaques of West Des Moines, IA, Ryan Mason of Russell, IA, Robbie (Shayna) Mason of Diagonal, IA and Michael (Emily) Mason of Russell, IA; Great grandchildren, Wynter, Savannah, and Dallas Jaques of West Des Moines, IA, Kaydence and Ryker Mason of Diagonal, IA; Honorary great grandson, Thor Sorensen of Denmark; Nephew, Wallace (Jacqueline) Wakefield of Cibolo, TX, brother-in-law, Bill (Dolores) Moore of West Des Moines, IA; Aunt, Etta Shelton of Lancaster, OH; cousins and a host of friends.

Robert Morgan Obituary

Robert "Bob" Raymond Morgan
Born: Sun., Feb. 8, 1925
Died: Sat., Jan. 24, 2015

Family Visitation
10:30 AM Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Graveside Service
11:30 AM Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Location: Russell Cemetery

Robert Morgan passed away at age 89. He was born February 8, 1925 in Mount Pleasant, IA. He was united in marriage to Virginia Paris in 1947. To this union, one daughter, Peggy was born.

Bob was a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was in business for over 35 years locally with the Russell Produce, Russell Grain Co. and Russell Mall. He was active in many local organizations and still serving as Finance Officer, until 2012, for the American Legion of which he was a lifetime member.

Bob was a great husband, father and grandfather. His generosity to those in need was known to most. He never had any ill will toward anyone and had the friendship of young and old.

At Bob's request, his body was cremated. A gathering of relatives and friends will be on Tuesday morning, January 27, 2015 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Fielding Funeral Home. A burial with Military Rights will be at the Russell Cemetery following the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Legacy Lodge and the Russell Rescue and Fire Department.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Jackie Ray “Jack” Meyer, 81, Obituary

Jackie Ray “Jack” Meyer, 81 of Fredericksburg, VA died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Jack was raised on a farm 4 ½ miles South East of Russell, Iowa, on the Blue Grass Road. He accepted the Lord in his youth while under the ministry of Rev. Archie Beals at the First Baptist Church in Russell. He was active in basketball and the local 4-H club. After graduating from Russell High School in 1951 he joined the Navy and served there for four years during the Korean War as an electronics technician on board the aircraft carrier Shangri-La.

He was a graduate of Iowa State University in Electrical Engineering and served in the Minnesota State legislature from 1967 to 1969. He then became the Director of the Cincinnati Transit Authority for several years before moving to the Washington, DC area to serve on a number of electrical engineering projects as a civilian for the Walter Reed Hospital and the U.S. Navy. At the time of his retirement he was involved in solving electromagnetic interference problems on mine sweepers and guided missile cruisers.

Survivors include his wife, Betsey Ann Meyer, Two daughters, Deborah Meyer Burget (Craig} of Fairmont, W. VA., and Ruth Meyer (Matt Belval) of Vacaville, CA; son Benjamin Franklin Meyer (Michelle) of Evans, GA; two brothers, John Meyer of Chino Valley, AZ, and Robert E. Meyer of Sebring, FL; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Raymond Meyer, and his parents, Raymond E. Meyer and Florence A. Meyer, both of Russell, IA.

The family received friends the evening of Dec. 4, at Covenant Funeral Services, Fredericksburg, VA.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Spotswood Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. Internment was held on Monday, Dec. 8, at the Quantico National Cemetery.



An on-line guest book is available at: Covenantfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rilla Fern (Church) Enterline Obituary

Rilla Fern (Church) Enterline was born October 13, 1930. She was called Home January 07, 2015. 
Fern, the daughter of Edgar and Twila (Wolverton) Church, was born in rural Derby, Iowa. She attended school at Cambria and Derby before attending and graduating from AIB with a degree in business. 
Fern married her husband, Boyd Saylor Enterline December 6, 1957, at the Lucas Assembly of God Church. To this union two sons were born: Edgar Eugene and Todd Alan. 
Fern traveled all over the country performing Bible School Programs that included chalk talks, object lessons, and “Rusty Doolittle”. She later pastored for many years at the Lucas Assembly of God church, until she retired in 1994. She and Boyd then attended different churches before settling at Center Community Church in Russell, Iowa, where Fern came out of retirement and pastored until the church closed in November of 2014. She was incredibly proud of the fact that she got to dedicate all six of her grandchildren to the Lord, and also performed three of the grandchildren’s wedding ceremonies. 
Fern will be remembered for many things. Among them, her love of her six grandchildren and their spouses, her great-granddaughter, her ventriloquism, her quirky ways, and of course none could forget her experimental cooking. Some of the best memories of her are her “do a dumb thing days”, her advice and her stories. 
Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Saylor Enterline; her parents Edgar and Twila Church; brothers Edgar Church Jr. and John Franklin Church; and sister Betty Jo Church. 
Fern will be remembered by her family, sons Edgar and wife, Rhonda Enterline, and Todd and wife, Mary Enterline, all of Chariton; grandchildren Rilla Enterline of West Des Moines, Kenny Enterline and wife, Shelby, of Lucas, Joshua Enterline, Tony Enterline and Robin Enterline, all of Chariton, Cody and wife, Tasha Enterline, of Derby; great-granddaughter Alivia Enterline; brother Larry and wife, Barbara Church, of Des Moines; nieces and nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mary Lou Bingaman Obituary

Mary Lou Bingaman, 73, of Chariton passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Mary Lou was born to Charles and Eulice (Davis) Sims on May 8, 1941 in Marysville, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Marysville and graduated from Lovilia High School with the class of 1958. Mary Lou pursued a career in the travel industry, working for several different airlines and a travel agency. She retired in 1995 from American Airlines, where she made many longtime friends. 

Mary Lou was a fun person who enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed having lunch with her friends and watching her grandkids sporting events. Friends may have known her as Mary Lou, but she will always be Momma Lou to her grandchildren. Laughter was never too far away when Mary Lou was in the area. Lunch dates with her friends always included laughing and giggling. She enjoyed mowing her yard with her zero turn lawn mower and walking around the farm. 

Survivors include her companion Dean Jones of Chariton, brother, Bob Sims of Russell, sister, Barbara Bauman of Cabool, Missouri and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Bingaman, sister, Betty Ann Sims, sister-in-law, Gwen Sims and a brother-in-law, Richard Bauman. 

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton with Rev. Brent Hanna officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior form 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in Weller Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Legacy Lodge in Chariton.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mary Madolene (Ballard) Amos Obituary

Born: Fri., Jan. 8, 1932
Died: Thu., Nov. 27, 2014

Private Family Service
Location: Russell Cemetery Born: Fri., Jan. 8, 1932

   Mary Madolene (Ballard) Amos was born January 8, 1932 in Humeston, IA. She left this world on November 27, 2014 to join family and friends in heaven. She was raised on a farm south of Chariton and resided in the Chariton area most of her life. After retirement in 2006; she moved to Des Moines to be closer to family. 
   She held various jobs including healthcare at Chariton Hospital and Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center. She was always working; whether it was inside or outside her home. Mary was a devoted mother and caregiver for her husband and several friends. Her house was always immaculate. She loved to bake and cook to share with others. She also enjoyed her flower gardens and a well kept lawn. 
   She was preceded in death by her parents; Charlie and Velma Ballard, her husband; Walter Amos, her sister; Darlene McFadden, her twin sister; Margaret Boston, brothers; Millard Smith and Skip Hellyer. Children; Judy Thompson, Lorilee Davis, Melvin Dwayne, Mary Louise, and Homer Boston. 
   She is survived by daughter Janice (Robert) Sorrells, Haughton, LA, son Marvin (Kate Worsley) Boston, Sacramento, CA, daughter Marilee Davis, Des Moines, IA, son Leland (Michelle Miller) Davis II, Des Moines, IA, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ed Dillman Obituary

   Services for Ed Dillman, 76, of Carlisle will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chariton Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton.
   Ed passed away at home on Friday, November 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Mildred Dillman. Surviving is his wife, Sherrill; brother, Don Dillman; brother-in-law, Lynn Morrow; many relatives and friends. Also surviving is his beloved dog, Heidi.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Guy L. Buttz Obituary

Born: Wed., Jun. 30, 1926
Died: Thu., Nov. 13, 2014

Visitation
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

   Guy L. Buttz, 88, of Russell went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
   Guy was born to Homer and Julia (Kern) Buttz on June 30, 1926 in Confidence, Iowa. He lived near Confidence all his school years. On August 30, 1946, Guy was united in marriage to Evelyn LaFavre. They began their marriage by digging potatoes in North Dakota. To this union were born two children: Linda and Doyle.
   Guy loved to fish and hunt and would take trips all over with his family and friends in search of that big catch. There were trips to Alaska with Doyle and friends, trips with the grandkids to Washington Island, Puerto Rico, Mississippi, California and Canada. Guy also spent many opening weekends of deer season with family and friends rehashing tales from previous years and making a game plan for the upcoming drive.
   Guy loved his family and friends and spent his whole life helping and doing for others. He was known far and wide as Grandpa Guy. He was always around to give advice on how better to do something and then would fix things when you did it all wrong. He had a knack for fixing and building things and worked building four trailer parks in Ames and Huxley. While in Ames, Guy hauled snow for the city of Ames and even took tickets at Iowa State football games.
   Guy and Evelyn loved to travel and they traveled to almost every state...camping along the way. He spent several weekends over the years rodeoing with the grandsons and was their biggest fan. He had some of the best spots for mushroom hunting and would only trust a few close family members with the location of his secret spots. Guy could also be seen around Russell and Corydon and other local parades driving his model T. He was a survivor....He made it through rolling a tractor, flipping a skid loader, several car wrecks, a stroke, a ditch caving in, and a broken neck. A little bit of stubborn helped with this too. In his later years, he enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife from the window in his home and watching Iowa State Football on T.V.
   Guy was quite the early riser. He would get up early and tinker around in the garage, always just loud enough to ensure each of the kids would wake up to assist him in whatever project he was working on. 
   Guy was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence. He was a long-standing deacon and trustee at the church and spent numerous hours working on the church and adjacent park. He was also dedicated to the Forest Lake Bible Camp in Ottumwa using his many talents, cutting wood and building an RV park.
   Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Buttz of Russell, daughter Linda Johnson of Russell, son Doyle Buttz of Russell, three sisters: Velma Petty of Newton, Vera Peterson of Chariton, Donna (Tom) Beal of Curlew, Washington, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Guy is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Julia Buttz, brother Leroy Buttz, brother-in-law Dale Peterson and son-in-law Don Johnson.
   Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday November 17, 2014 at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa with Pastor Alva Skiles and Donna Beal officiating. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, November 16 at the funeral home. Interment was held in the Confidence Cemetery following services. Memorials may be made to New Providence Baptist Church in Confidence, Iowa or the Legacy Lodge Hospice House in Chariton, Iowa.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rebecca "Becky" Franck Obituary

   Becky, the daughter of Dale and Mary Lou (May) Johnson, was born Jan. 29, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa.  She grew up in Russell, Iowa and was a graduate of Russell High School.  She was united in marriage with Fred Franck on Aug. 22, 1969, in Russell.  She worked at Bandag for several years, where she was a marketing manager.  She enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, computers, and spending time with her family.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James "Jim" Johnson and a sister, Nancy Johnson.
   Those left to honor her memory include her husband Fred Franck of Newton, daughter, Amanda (Jarret) Nicholson of the Cayman Islands; and her siblings: Esther (Larry) Clark, Dan (Roxanne) Johnson, and Rose (Gary) Kline.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Vicki Jo Lockridge Obituary

Born: Fri., Jul. 25, 1952
Died: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014

Visitation
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
1:30 PM Wed., Oct. 29, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Vicki Jo Lockridge, age 62, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, from complications of renal disease. Vicki was born July 25, 1952, in Chariton, Iowa, to Cecil H. and Audrey E. (Exley) Lockridge. At the age of 10, Vicki moved with her family to a farm north of Russell. Vicki was a graduate of Russell High School, Russell, Iowa, and Salvador's Beauty Academy, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Vicki owned and operated "The Lock Shoppe" salon in Chariton, Iowa, for over twenty years. Vicki took great pride in her work as a stylist, and had a very strong work ethic and close relationship with her clients. She especially loved to cut children's hair, and relished prom and graduation time. It was very important to her that her special clients looked beautiful, regardless of the occasion. 
Vicki was very well-known for her candor, and was not shy about speaking her mind. She was a generous person, and would do anything for a friend. She was a huge supporter of public education, and always encouraged her youthful clients to acquire the skills needed to follow their dreams. 
Vicki's two nieces, Erin (Lockridge) Johnson and Amy (Lockridge) Swigart were the apple of her eye. She was always supportive of their interests and educational goals. 
Preceeding Vicki in death were her parents, Cecil and Audrey (Exley) Lockridge, her grandparents, Adam and Beatrice (Merrill) Caylor, Alva Lockridge, and Claude and Verna (Troutman) Exley. Vicki is survived by her brother David (Gail) Lockridge, Russell, Iowa; nieces Erin (Wesley) Johnson, Ames, Iowa; Amy (Christopher) Swigart, State Center, Iowa; great nieces Abigail Johnson, Lucille Johnson, and Mya Swigart; great nephews Joseph Swigart and Kenneth Johnson. Also surviving are aunts Altha (Don) Offenburger, Dorothy Exley, uncles Alan (Carol) Lockridge and Dean Chappell; and numerous cousins. 
Memorial donations in Vicki's honor may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the Talented and Gifted Program, Chariton Community School District. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Deborah Keith Death

Deborah Keith
Born: Tue., Jun. 16, 1964
Died: Mon., Oct. 20, 2014

Private Family Service
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
Location: Chariton Cemetery

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lucille Elizabeth Duckworth Obituary

Born: Wed., Sep. 14, 1932

Died: Sun., Oct. 12, 2014

Visitation
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Wed., Oct. 15, 2014
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Lucille Elizabeth Duckworth (Lucy), age 82 of Russell went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 12, 2014. She attended college at Omaha Bible Institute at Omaha, Nebraska. She married Duane George Duckworth on April 22, 1951 at Temple Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

With this union in marriage was born 5 girls, Mary Elizabeth, Teresa Ann, Vicki Lynn, Pamela Joy, and Kindra Marie.

Lucy worked at Lucas County Health Center for over 20 years. After she retired, she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also attended Grace Baptist Church for 40 plus years. She attended Cornerstone Community Church with some of her daughters during the last 3 years of her life.

When Lucy wasn't working, her favorite past time was camping, boating, and just being with family and friends enjoying the outdoors, and playing Uno & Skipbo.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Duane; her mom & dad, Asa & Edith; an infant brother, James Donald; three brothers, Bob, Bruce & Bill; four sisters, Dora, Wyoma, Betty & Helen.

She is survived by her five daughters, Mary (Bob) Chipp, Teresa Duckworth, Vicki (Ron) Bingham, Pam (Mike) Ellis, and Kindra (Dan) Utzke; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The day before Lucy's 82nd birthday, September 14th, she participated with her best friend, Marilyn, her girls, their husbands, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in a Walk to End Alzheimer's in Ottumwa, IA.