Saturday, May 18, 2013
Laconia Vanessa Selby
died May 11, 2013. Her services are set for Sunday.
Laconia Vanessa (Myles) Selby,
44, born on June 3, 1968 to Glenda Darnell Myles and Gary O'Neal Laudry, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at her home in Ames on May 11, 2013. She is survived by her mother, the father of her children, Robert James Selby, her three children; Christina Darnell Selby, Kyle Isiah Selby, and Aaliyah Sierra Selby, one brother, Laron Christopher Myles, one sister, Layvonne Vanessa Myles and one sister-in-law, Gwendolyn King Myles. She is also survived by two nieces; Lakeisha Beatrice and Sidney Nicole Myles, two uncles; Aaron Douglas and Robert Byron Hendrix. Her visitation is set from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 19 at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, and a service is set for 11:30 a.m. …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ames Area Obituaries: Vera Mae Meyers, Clifford Carlson, Richard Reger and Neoma Carlson
Vera Mae Meyers, Clifford Carlson, Richard Reger and Neoma Carlson passed away recently, their partial obituaries from Adams and Soderstrum and Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care follow below: Vera Mae Meyers May 1, 1919 - February 13, 2013 Vera Mae Meyers was born May 1, 1919 in Elkader, Iowa to Erik E. Aarvig and Pearl Mae Clark. She married LeRoy W. Meyers on August 26, 1939. She lived in Story City since 1940. Vera was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jewell. She worked 18 ½ years at Bourne’s in Ames. Read Full Obit. Clifford "Cliff" Lorin Carlson February 22, 1932 - February 9, 2013 Clifford L. Carlson, 80, of Slater, Iowa passed from this life on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ames area obituaries: Javerna Maland and Pauline “Polly” Henry.
Javerna Maland and Pauline Henry passed away recently, their partial obituaries from Adams and Soderstrum follow below: Javerna Maland November 24, 1916 - February 4, 2013 Javerna Maland was born November 24, 1916 to Martin and Mary (Severeid) Maland in Huxley. She was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of Palestine Lutheran Church. She attended Huxley Consolidated School in Huxley, graduating in 1934. She was an active member of Palestine and over the years worked at Kvali Grocery Story in Huxley, Rushing Grocery in Ames, Puffett Plumbing, Allen Motors, Palmer Plumbing and George White in Ames. Read Full Obit. Pauline "Polly" Henry October 3, 1919 - February 2, 2013 Pauline “Polly” was born on October 3, 1919 on a farm near …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ames area obituaries: Lois M. Christian, Maybl Gertrude Huston and Hal Briley.
Lois M. Christian, Maybl Gertrude Huston and Hal Briley passed away recently, their partial obituaries from Adams and Soderstrum follow below: Lois M. Christian November 17, 1932 - January 30, 2013 Lois M. Christian, 80, passed away January 30, 2013 at Israel Family Hospice House. Lois was born November 17, 1932 to Earl and Wanda (Wierson) Clayberg in Story City, Iowa. She lived most of her life in Story City later retiring from the Heart of Iowa Co-op. Lois also enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends of the Red Hat Society. Read full Obit. Maybl Gertrude Huston July 13, 1921 - January 31, 2013 Maybl Huston, 91, passed away January 31, 2013 at Rochester, Minnesota. Maybl Gertrude Huston was born July 13, 1921 to Oscar A…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ames area obituaries Winfield Scott Rosenberger Jr. and Ronald Wayne Rose.
Winfield Scott Rosenberger Jr. and Ronald Wayne Rose passed away recently, their partial obituaries from Adams and Soderstrum follow below: Winfield Scott Rosenberger, Jr. was born December 25, 1928 to Winfield Scott, Sr. and Irma Ione (Barker) Rosenberger in Iowa City, Iowa. He served in the United States Navy and worked as a baker. He was a longtime member of First Assembly of God Church in Ames, now Life Pointe Church. Winfield had a great love of animals, gardening, working in the yard and spending time with his wife, daughters and grandchildren. Read full obit. Ronald Wayne Rose was born in Madrid, Iowa to Melvin and Margaret Rose. He graduated from Madrid High School in 1959. He was then married in 1960 to Laura Darlene Brown of …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Ames area obituaries William Henry Shonrock Jr. and Sandy Arrasmith.
William Henry Shonrock Jr. and Sandy Arrasmith passed away recently, their partial obituaries from Adams and Soderstrum follow below: William "Bill" Henry Shonrock, Jr. was born February 12, 1947 to William Henry, Sr. and Rosalie Louise (Kamm) Shonrock in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Park Forest, IL and graduated from Centerville High School. Bill and Diana Donner were married on May 31, 1969 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning in 1972. Read Full Obit. Sandy Arrasmith of Ames, Iowa, died in the afternoon on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00pm Monday, January 28th at Adams…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
ISU's former head track coach Steve Lynn, 61, died Wednesday.
Former Iowa State University Track Coach Steve Lynn, 61, of Ames, died Wednesday at Mary Greeley Medical Center, according to a release from Iowa State University Athletics. Lynn's death was related to a fall that took place in his home last week, according to an article posted at thegazette.com. Lynn was a former Big Eight Conference Track Coach-of-the-Year and served as head coach for 14 years and 16 years as an assistant coach. Lynn was instrumental in winning 15 Big Eight Conference track and field titles between 1981 and 1994, according to a release from the university. He also served as executive director of the Iowa Senior Olympics since 2009. Find the full release at Cyclones.com.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Memorial contributions may be left to the Emily Weikert Scholarship Fund at West Bank.
Funeral services for Iowa State University graduate and West Des Moines native Emily Weikert, 25, who died last week after she was shot in a Denver suburb, will be held at noon Friday at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 720 Grand Ave. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 1601 Westown Parkway. Burial will be at Jordan Creek Cemetery in West Des Moines. The following obituary is published on Hamilton’s website: Emily was born on May 25, 1987 in Sioux City, IA to Kellie and Rod Weikert. She died on December 27. She graduated with honors from Valley High School and Iowa State University. After graduation Emily moved to Colorado and worked for CoBank. She had a zest for life; with a joy of travel …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Family, friends and the community gathered in Cedar Falls to celebrate the life and love of Elizabeth Collins, whose body was discovered with her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey after a search that lasted nearly five months.
Hope, not despair, was the theme of the night Thursday as the community gathered to bid farewell to one of its stolen children, Elizabeth Collins. Elizabeth, 8, was mourned not just by her family and friends, but by thousands of people who spent months searching and praying for her and her cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, after the two girls disappeared while riding their bikes one sunny July day. "It’s a celebration for her," Elizabeth's mother Heather Collins said as around 1,500 people filled Heartland Vineyard Church in Cedar Falls. Countless others watched the service live on the local and regional news. "I know she’ll be looking down on us, smiling and dancing along with us and singing." The "Life and Love of Elizabeth" ceremony …
Elizabeth Collins and her cousin Lyric Cook-Morrissey, of Evansdale, went missing July 13. Their bodies were recently discovered. A 'Life and Love Celebration' and visitation will be held for Elizabeth tonight.
A "Life and Love" service in honor of Elizabeth Collins is taking place in Cedar Falls tonight. Collins, 8, and her cousin, Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 10, of Evansdale, disappeared while riding their bikes near Meyers Lake July 13. Their bodies were discovered in a wooded area of Bremer County last week. Heartland Vineyard Church, at 405 Greenhill Road, Cedar Falls, will have a visitation and service for Elizabeth tonight, Dec. 13. The visitation is 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the service to begin at 7 p.m. The church also plans to offer a live stream of the funeral on its website. Other media outets, including KWWL and KCRG, are also planning live coverage. A service for Lyric will be held separately. Her mother, Misty Morrissey, grandmother …