Thursday, August 4, 2016

Althea Jean Cooper Obituary

Aletha Jean Cooper, known to all as Jean, passed away July 31, 2016, at the age of 89, in her home at Brookdale Senior Living in Rockford, Illinois.

Jean was born October 12, 1926, in Russell, Iowa to Carl Thomas Goltry and Stella Mae (Moore) Goltry. She grew up on the Goltry Century Farm just east of Russell, Iowa. She spent a lot of time helping her mother Stella in the kitchen on the farm and helping keep her brother and cousins in line. She graduated from Russell High School in 1944.

Jean was a school teacher for over 40 years. She was very passionate about teaching and loved to be around kids. She had her first teaching assignment at Victory country school in Russell, Iowa. She taught at a few other country schools in rural southern Iowa. In fact, school is where she met and then married the love of her life, James “Jim” Cooper on May 28, 1949. They were blessed to celebrate over 64 years together. After they were married, Jean attended Drake University during the summers to obtain her teaching degree and then began teaching in public school.  In the fall of 1954 her son James Thomas was born.

Her longest teaching post was at Van Allen Elementary in Chariton, Iowa, where she taught 3rd and 5th grades from 1965 to 1987. In 1987 she retired from teaching and went to work with her husband at the Iowa State House of Representatives in Des Moines, Iowa while he was serving as Representative for District 67. Jean was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Order of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary since 1953, and Russell Faith United Methodist Church.

Jim and Jean were avid campers. They joined the Red Haw Campers in 1980 and enjoyed many camping trips including all the good times they had spent camping and working at the Iowa State Fair. They also enjoyed travelling and spent many winters in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Survived by daughter-in-law Carolyn Komar, granddaughter Evin (Charles) Thomas, great grandchildren Taya Thomas, Rahmel Thomas and Mason Thomas, sisters-in-law Bonnie Gerry, Mary Jo Polo and Eva Cooper; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband James W. Cooper, son James Thomas Cooper, brother Duane M. Goltry, infant brother Harold D. Goltry; as well as a host of in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Russell Faith United Methodist Church or Russell (Iowa) Historical Society in Russell, Iowa.

The family would like to thank all the medical professionals and staff at Brookdale Senior Living and with Heartland Hospice in Rockford, Illinois who cared for Jean and supported her family during her passing. A very special thank you to Jean’s nieces Lisa Goltry Konig and Linda Goltry Secor for all the time spent visiting her in Rockford, Illinois and especially coming out to be with us during her last days.
Mon., Aug. 08, 2016
Location: Russell Cemetery

Funeral Service
10:30 AM Mon., Aug. 08, 2016
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Clyde LaVerne Hoover Obituary

Clyde LaVerne Hoover 78, passed away at Legacy Lodge in Chariton, Iowa on July 29, 2016. He was born the seventh child of John and Florence Hoover in Lucas County, Iowa September 20, 1937. He lived his life around Lucas county mostly.
He became a really good carpenter built about everything from houses, garages, decks and room additions, and also worked on automobiles in his spare time. When health got going downhill he moved to Russell to be near his brother Ronald Hoover. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him
Surviving are his brothers Ronald (Barbara) Hoover of Russell, Iowa, John (Barbara) Haugland of Solon, Iowa, Doyle (Janet) Hoover of Chariton, Iowa, Kenneth Hoover of Indianola, Iowa. Sisters Vivian Shrader (friend Dan) of Warsaw, Missouri, Betty Bassett of Knoxville, Loretta Calleson (friend Rick) of Derby, Iowa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Clyde is preceded in death by infant son, his parents John and Florence Hoover, brother Keith, sister Sandra, Shirley and his dog Cindy. 

Clyde LaVerne Hoover
Born: Mon., Sep. 20, 1937
Died: Fri., Jul. 29, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 01, 2016
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Funeral Service
1:30 PM Tue., Aug. 02, 2016
Location: Fielding Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mary Nolte Obituary

Mary L. Nolte, 85, passed away July 12, 2016 at Chariton Specialty Care, Care Initiatives in Chariton, Iowa.
Mary Louise (Sellers) Nolte was born September 11, 1930 to Everette and Cora May (Sims) Sellers. She was the only girl, with 6 brothers.
 Mary graduated from Kanawha High School in 1948. She married Bernard Nolte on June 19, 1949.  To this marriage were born 2 daughters, Mary Ann (Nolte) Tupper and June Marie Nolte-Davis.  Mary was a stay at home mom until after June started school. Then, she worked in the school kitchen in Goodell up until the time that it closed.
 Mary is preceded in death by her husband Bernard; parents Everette and Cora; brothers Virgil, Donald, Burdette, Herbert, and Robert; son in law Gerald (Jerry) Edward Tupper; grandsons Gerald Don Tupper Sr., and Christopher Allen Tupper; and great grandson Daniel Owen Tupper.
 She is survived by one brother, Carl Sellers, Gerry, New York, her daughters:  Mary Ann Tupper, Alden, Iowa and June (Buddy) Davis, Humeston, Iowa, grandson Ben (Deb) Tupper, Granddaughter Annie (Dwight Moser) Davis; Great Grandchildren , Kiya (Aaron) Peterson, Hollie,  Kodie, and Jenna Tupper, Chloe Miller, Allison Moser, and C.J. Kint, Gerald Don (Nicole) Tupper Jr., David (Heather) Tupper, Kevin (Jenna) Tupper, Paul (Stacy) Tupper, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Patty Deemer Obituary

Patty L. Deemer, 82, passed away on July 9, 2016 at Legacy Lodge in Chariton. Patty was born
on October 29, 1933 in Afton, Iowa to Marion and Lily Rice Overton
Patty married Clarence "Bud" Deemer on February 1, 1950 in Osceola, IA. They began their
married life on Bud's parent
's farm in Van Wert, Iowa. In 1954 they moved to a farm in Derby.

They lived on two different rented farms in the Derby area before settling on the farm south of
Russell in 1966 where she lived until 2006 when she moved to the town of Russell
Patty and Bud had three children - Shirley, Randy, and Tracy.
Patty was a devoted farm wife, faithful daughter and sister, and a loving mother and grandmother
throughout her life
. If she became friends with someone she was their friend for life and loyal to
the end. She was a born-again Christian and was grounded in her faith and the saving knowledge
of Jesus Christ
She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed working in her garden and
flower beds and took a great deal of pride in keeping her yard looking nice. She really missed
her yard work when she was unable to do it in later years
. She took up crocheting as a hobby
and made numerous gifts such as afghans and slippers.
Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed having phone conversations with her
children and other family members. She always enjoyed it when someone came to visit
. She
loved spending time with her grandchildren and was very proud of them. Visits from them were
especially precious to her
. She loved visiting with them and hearing about their daily lives and
perhaps offering a bit of wise advice when needed.
She was referred to affectionately as Aunt Patty by numerous nieces and nephews with some of
them stating she was like a second mother to them
She was a very sweet and special person to all whose lives were touched by her and will be
greatly missed.
Patty is survived by her daughter Shirley (Richard) Sibert of Russell, Iowa; son Tracy (Laura)
Deemer of Lacona
, Iowa; daughter-in-law Cindi (Randy) Deemer; brother Charlie (Pat) Overton
of Baxter, Iowa; grandchildren Shannon Sibert, Desiree (Gary) Hundley
, Darcie (Larry) Russell,

Faith Sibert, Hope Sibert, Sara Sibert, Tyler Deemer, T.J. (Malaya) Deemer, Matt Baldwin,
Dylan Deemer, Kelly (Dave) Pollard and 13 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandkids and
many nieces and nephews
Patty was preceded in death by her father Marion Overton, mother Lily Rice Overton, husband,
Clarence "Bud" Deemer
, sister Donna Houck, and son Randy Deemer.