Friday, September 23, 2016

Donald Gene Schumann Obituary

Donald Gene Schumann to meet his heavenly father September 23, 2016 by his family at Legacy Lodge. Don was born on July 11, 1935, and was the oldest child of Albert and Hazel (Hull)
Schumann. Don graduated from Derby High School in May of 1953. He married Carmen Dorsey of Chariton on December 28, 1973. They were blessed with five children, Dixie, Darla, Todd, Tony and Tonya.
Upon graduation Don worked for Wright Tree Service. He was later employed by Chariton Auto, City Auto and Napa for over 50 years. He also worked for several years at the' Hy-Vee warehouse. Don was a member of the Russell Fire Department for fourteen years during which he acted as Chief for four years as well as Treasurer. Later he served on the Humeston Golf Course Board for four years and the Brushy Church Board for three years.
Don enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his family always came first. Don loved to tell stories about how it was as a child and how to make something out of nothing; he could fix anything. Don's hobbies included, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping and going to music festivals with friends.
Don leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his wife of forty-two years, Carmen; daughters, Dixie (Ed) Bandy, Darla (Dave) Hulseberg, and Tonya (Scott) Brink; sons, Todd (Lisa) Schumann and Tony (Samantha) Schumann; three sisters, Joyce (Fred) Throckmorton, Janet (Garry) Throckmorton, and Judy(Lyle) Dorsey; one brother, OD (Bud) Schumann; sisters-in-law, Joyce Schumann and Carolyn Schumann; eighteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Hazel Schumann; father and mother-in-law, Olen and Irene Dorsey; sister, Jewel Schumann; brothers, Hubert Schumann and Gary Schumann; granddaughter, Courtney Schumann; and sister-in-law, Linda Schumann.
Don was a special man whose generosity, kindness and humor will be truly missed by his many friends and family. Memorial contributions may be made to Brushy Church, Legacy Lodge or Humeston Golf Course.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Robert "Bob" Sims Obituary

Robert "Bob" E. SimsRobert "Bob" E. Sims passed away at Legacy Lodge in Chariton on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the age of 86 following a gradual decline. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

Robert "Bob" E. Sims was born June 29, 1930 in Marysville, Iowa, the first child of Charles Wesley Sims and Eulice Davis Sims. Bob spent the majority of his early years in Marysville, graduating in 1948 from Lovilia High School. On July 2, 1949 he married Gwendolyn Jean Martin in Hamilton, Iowa. To this union were born three children. Steven Marcus, Toni Lynn and Michael Dean. During the early years of their marriage Bob was the office manager for Combs Outdoor Advertising. In the late 60's, when that business was sold, he bought the southern tier of that company and continued in outdoor advertising as Y-Knot, Inc. During his work years Bob participated in various community activities, including Jaycees and Eagle Scouts.

Bob and Gwen spent their entire married lives in Lucas County, first in Chariton and later in rural Russell. They were truly a team, whether building or remodeling their homes, raising their family, or exploring their world together. Their retirement years found them traveling the United States in their conversion van, visiting relatives and interesting places. Bob was an avid outdoors man who loved to hunt and fish, with many annual fishing trips, first to Minnesota and more recently to Missouri. He loved to share his catch with friends almost as much as he enjoyed catching fish. An avid gun enthusiast, he spent many hours reloading his own ammunition and attending shooting events around the mid-west.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Gwen, his parents, sisters Betty Sims and Mary Lou Bingaman, mother and father-in-law Verla and Hazel Martin, brothers-in-law Richard Bingaman, John Wilson and Richard Bauman, and sister-in-law Arlene Wilson. He is survived by his children, Steve (Linda) Sims of West Des Moines, Toni (Jerry) Vogler of Wichita, KS, Mike (Vicki) Sims of Russell; special friend Darlene Arnold of Chariton, 5 grandchildren Jane (Kevin) Cragun of Stillwater OK, Matt Vogler of Wichita, KS, Lindsey (Michael) Deatsch of Oklahoma City, OK, Michelle (Michael) Swainey and Bobby Stanford of Chariton; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Bauman of Cabool, MO, sister-in-law Geraldine (Larry) Ethell of Milo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A quiet man who lived his daily life by the Golden Rule, Bob will be truly missed by his many friends and family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russell Sportsmen's Club.


Visitation

SEP 17. 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 

Service

SEP 17. 10:30 AM 


Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton
914 Roland Ave
Chariton, IA, US, 50049

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Marilyn Clayton

Marilyn Clayton, age 85, of Brooklyn, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Brooklyn Community Estates. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:30 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Brooklyn. She will be laid to rest in the Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn, next to her beloved husband and daughter. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established. There will be a luncheon in the church fellowship hall beginning at 12:00 p.m., prior to the service on Monday, September 12, 2016.
Marilyn is survived by her children R.M. “Rusty” (Jeanne) Clayton, Jr., of Brooklyn, Gerald W. “Jody” of Brooklyn, James G. Sr. (Sandy) Clayton, of Brooklyn, Kathaleen M (Jim) Snoeberger, of Delphi, IN, Joel Clayton and Sandy Dobson, of Brooklyn, and Annette M (Carl) Marshall, of Chariton; twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a sister Janet Manatt Pilcher.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Max and daughter Mari Lynn at birth, six siblings Mary Ellen Christen, G.J. “Junie” Manatt, Merlin Manatt, Clair Manatt, Anita Manatt and Judy Sueppel.
Marilyn Ann Manatt was born June 17, 1931, in Grinnell, the daughter of Gerald “G.W.” and Margaret Brotherson Manatt.  She attended and graduated from the Brooklyn Schools.  Marilyn was united in marriage to Russell Max Clayton and was married for 50 wonderful years.  They were in love their whole adult life, spending much of their free time living life and making friends.  They would always bring food or something to many people in need or who suffered the loss of someone.  They enjoyed traveling to Texas in the winter and hanging out with their friends.  Marilyn had a passion for collecting, from Beanie Babies to glassware and jewelry.  She loved to cook and bake and would always ask you to stay for the meal she had ready, whether you were family, old friends or strangers who happened by.

Rita Werts Coffman Obituary

 

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 October 19, 1931-May 7, 2016

 Lorita (Rita) Mae Werts Coffman, daughter of Richard Robert Werts and Lorita Colette Smith Werts, was born October 19, 1931 in Chariton, Lucas County, IA. She passed away on May 7, 2016 in Springfield, MO.  She was 84 years of age.

     She was raised on a farm near Russell, IA in Lucas County. Upon graduating from Russell High School, she graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA with a major in home economics. Later in life, she attended graduate school at Missouri State University.

     She was employed with Crosley-Bendix in Cincinnati, OH, where she tested Crosley refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers in their engineering & research development laboratories.

     Her career was continued in Kansas City, MO at the Midwest Research Institute (MRI) and at Niven-Russell Research Associates, where she did laboratory research for Maytag and Folgers. She was later employed as a substitute teacher at Rogersville, MO. She was also an active partner in a family rental business.

     She married Paul Robert Coffman on August 19, 1956.  To this marriage, three daughters were born.  Rita continued to work, while Paul attended law school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

     The couple moved to Carthage, MO, where Paul began his law practice. They moved to Joplin for a short time and then to Springfield in 1960.

     As a mother, she played an active role in her daughters’ activities, nurturing their musical training and made many of their clothes.

     Her hobbies included bridge, reading, investments, bird watching and genealogy.  As a member of the Rachel Donelson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she became interested in family history and participated in the publication of two family genealogy books.
She was a fitness enthusiast, loved the outdoors and walking the neighborhood sidewalks. She participated in several local runs, including the hilly Wilson Creek 10K.

     She was known for her involvement in the community, serving as a volunteer for the Cox Hospital Auxiliary for 36 years; as a Sunday School teacher and choir member at Wesley United Methodist Church; and as a Camp Fire Girls Leader.

     Survivors include cherished companion, James P. Gray of Springfield, MO; daughters Colette Lorita Coffman of New York City, NY; Catherine Grace Coffman of St. Louis, MO; Carolyn Marie Coffman Fox and her husband Gary Winckel of Valdosta, GA; grandchildren Hannah Elizabeth Fox, David Louis Fox, Jr. and John Paul Fox; brother Donald Eugene Werts, his wife Heidy Pan Werts of Brea, CA; sister-in-law Betty Hedegard Werts of Elkhart, IN and four nieces and one nephew.

     Preceding Rita in death were her husband Paul Robert Coffman of Springfield, MO; father and mother, Richard Robert Werts and Colette Lorita Smith Werts of Russell, IA; and brother Wayne Eldon Werts of South Bend, IN.

     A graveside service for the family will be held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Richard Martin Obituary

Richard Mervin Martin age 87 passed away surrounded by his family on September 2, 2016 at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa. Richard was born on June 19, 1929 at home in rural Russell, Iowa. Richard also graduated from Russell High School in 1949. Richard was the youngest of three children.
Richard married Winifred Eva Allen on June 28, 1953 in Monroe, Iowa. From this union three children were born Dennis, Colleen, and Barbara. He was saved and baptized at the Brushy Church and later in life attended services at Chariton Christian Union. He served in the National Guard and was honorably discharged. He went on to become an Automotive Body & Mechanical Technician working in various shops until he opened Martin's Auto Body located in Russell, Iowa. He continued running his own business until his health prevented him from doing so in 1973 at the age of 46. He grew up and spent most of his adult life in Lucas County, Iowa.
Richard enjoyed old cars, studying bible prophecy, and playing Skip-Bo with his family. His children have many fond memories with him growing up. Dennis remembers climbing Seven Falls with his father. Colleen remembers him taking time out of his busy schedule several days in a row to help her sand, paint, and shellac her art project until it was perfect. Barbara remembers as a teenager playing basketball with her father and that he was a great guard.
Richard was preceded in death by his Wife Winifred (Allen) Martin, his brother Merlin Martin, his wife Mildred Martin, his sister Juanita (Martin) Moore, her husband Paul Moore, father Richard A Martin, mother Alma (Printy) Martin, 3 unborn children, and son-in-law Jerry Wright.
Richard leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his son Dennis Martin, daughter-in-law Beverly (Griswold) Martin, their 4 children Michael, David, Matthew and Stephen Martin and 12 great grandchildren; his daughter Colleen (Martin) Gwinn, son-in-law Roger Gwinn, their 2 children Richard Gwinn and April (Gwinn) Brown and 5 great grandchildren; his daughter Barbara (Martin) Wright her children Amy Wright, Melissa (Wright) Connor and Jennifer (Wright) Kannenberg and 6 great grandchildren. Richard was very loving and dedicated to all of his family.

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.
Burial
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

Visitation
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.