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Patricia Price 1935 - 2020Patricia "Jane" Price, age 84 of Fairfield, Iowa, passed away at Mercy Iowa City on May 1, 2020. Patricia was born on September 5, 1935 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Vern and Zylpha (Ferguson) Price. She lived in Fairfield for many years and enjoyed her life at the Calu Apartments for almost 15 years. Most recently, Patricia...Obituary
Bert Ranes 1925 - 2020Bert Ranes, age 94 of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Homestead of Centerville. Bert was born on October 9, 1925 in Appanoose County, Iowa, near Udell, Iowa, the son of Orlo and Geneva (Hedgeco*ck) Ranes. He graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1944. Two weeks after...Obituary
Josh Wells 1963 - 2020Josh Randal Wells of Cincinnati, Iowa succumbed to an auto accident in Appanoose County on April 28, 2020 at the age of 57. Josh, the third son of Clive and Margaret (Kauzlarich) Wells, was born January 4, 1963 at the St. Joseph hospital in Centerville, Iowa. Josh graduated from Seymour Community High School in...Obituary
Frances Bailey 1920 - 2020Frances Florence Bailey, age 99, of Centerville, passed away Monday, May 04, 2020 at the Homestead of Centerville. Frances was born in Centerville, Iowa on September 3, 1920, the daughter of Joe and Winifred (Price) Fadiga. She graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1939. She continued her...Obituary
Dorothy Thompson 1914 - 2020Dorothy May Thompson (nee Worden), age 105 of Des Moines, IA, was born to William Arthur and Fay Marie Worden (nee McBroom) on May 1, 1914 in Garden Grove, Iowa. She died Wednesday April 29, 2020 at the Trinity center in Des Moines, from Covid-19, just shy of her 106 birthday. Dorothy started her education at a...Obituary
Harold Stout 1930 - 2020Harold Richard Stout, 89, of South Beloit, IL died at 11:09 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2020 in his home. Born December 15, 1930 in Seymour, IA, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Janie (Stewart) Stout. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired with 30 years of service from General Motors in 1993. He is survived...Obituary
Lynn Powell 1948 - 2020Lynn Ruth Powell, age 72, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at her home. Services are pending at this time with Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa. Condolences may be shared online at Notice
Margaret Kaprich 1930 - 2020Margaret Kaprich, 89, formerly of Centerville, IA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 at her home in Ankeny, IA. Margaret was born June 16, 1930 in Plano, IA and was the daughter of Milton Vern and Alma (Farley) Herr. She was united in marriage to Joe Kaprich in Centerville, January 7, 1950. Margaret and Joe made...Obituary
Elmer Speirs 1960 - 2020Elmer Vernon Speirs, age 59, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home. Elmer was born on May 16, 1960, the son of Elmer Lew Speirs and Sylvia May (Knowles) Speirs. He was united in marriage to Kathy Foss in 1988. The couple was later divorced in 2004. Elmer held various jobs throughout...Obituary
Larry Potter 1939 - 2020Formerly of Plano, IA. He was a true outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping, fishing "teaching his grandkids the art of fishing", working in the garage and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. He was also a huge animal lover, caring for any stray that came along. He retired from the International Harvest...Obituary
Jerome Moore 1935 - 2020Jerome (Jerry) Ellis Moore of Kirksville, Missouri passed away on Saturday April 4th, 2020. A celebration of Jerry's life will be at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Michaele Price, 12610 Westgate Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66213. Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral...Death Notice
Laura Jensen 1952 - 2020Laura Lee Jensen, age 68, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020. Laura Lee was born February 25, 1952 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Verl and Donna (Wilson) Farnsworth. Throughout her working career, Laura Lee was employed in the fashion industry for numerous clothing stores,...Obituary
Gene Horn 1936 - 2020Gene Horn, 84 of Moulton, Iowa, passed away at his home on April 22, 2020. Lewis Eugene Horn was born to Earl and Mary Bell (Park) Horn on January 12, 1936 in Moulton, Iowa. He attended Ft. Scott Christian School and graduated in 1954. Gene was best known by the communities he served for his dedication to his work...Obituary
Edward Bellendier 1925 - 2020Edward George Bellendier, age 94, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville. Ed was born on August 28, 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Andrew and Anna (Kisner) Bellendier. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Johnson and together, the couple celebrated many...Obituary
Daphan Wood 1924 - 2020Daphan Marie (Coltrain) Wood, age 95, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Centerville Specialty Care. Daphan was born on December 7, 1924 to Fred and Mary Elizabeth (McCumber) Coltrain, who farmed east of Moravia, Iowa. Daphan attended rural Scattersburg School and graduated from Moravia...Obituary
Remmington Rogers 2019 - 2020Remmington Wayne Rogers, age 8 months, of Centerville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at UnityPoint Health- Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Remmington was born on August 31, 2019 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Jack Rogers and Katelynn "Katie" Brown. He was born two months early, so he...Obituary
Sara Morlan 1934 - 2020Sara Lee "Sassy" Morlan, 85 of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the BeeHive Assisted Living Facility. Sara was born to Everett and Etha Morlan on December 11, 1934 in Confidence, Iowa. As a child, she excelled in school and graduated from Corydon high school in 1951. She went on to earn a...Obituary
David Dillon 1951 - 2020David Thomas Dillon, age 69, of Centerville, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville. According to family wishes, cremation has been accorded. There are no scheduled services at this time. Condolences may be shared online at Notice
Bonnie (Exline) Talbot 1932 - 2020Bonnie Elaine (Exline) Talbot, age 87, of Centerville, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Bonnie was born on December 2, 1932 in Exline, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Evelyn (Kaster) Exline. She graduated from Centerville High School with the Class of 1951. On December...Obituary
Nancy Joiner 1952 - 2020Nancy J. Joiner, age 68, of Des Moines, formerly of Plano, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at The Bridges at Ankeny-SNF. Nancy was born on February 16, 1952 in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of Royce and Gladys (Cole) Joiner. She graduated from Seymour High School. On February 21, 1970, she was...Obituary
Kenneth Brown 1936 - 2020Kenneth "Kenny" Elmer Brown, age 83, of Moravia, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville. Kenny was born on October 16, 1936, the son of Harry Glen Brown and Beryl Lucille (Dicks) Brown. He graduated from Moravia High School with the Class of 1955. He was united in marriage to...Obituary
Larry Crew 1942 - 2020Larry Francis Crew, age 78, of Centerville, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Corydon Specialty Care in Corydon, Iowa. Larry was born on April 8, 1942 in Trona, California, the son of Francis Howard Crew and Norma A. (Baldwin) Crew. He graduated from Boone High School with the Class of 1960. On June 30, 1960,...Obituary
David Grove 1950 - 2020David Earl Grove, age 70, of Unionville, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville. See Lange Funeral Home and Crematory Website for service information: Notice
Ronnie "Apache" Clark 1962 - 2020Ronnie "Apache" Fredrick Clark, age 58, of Knoxville, Iowa, formerly of both Davenport and Centerville, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020. Please see Lange Funeral Home and Crematory Website for service information: Notice
Bonnadene Hefner 1935 - 2020Bonnadene Hefner, age 84, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at her home. Bonnadene Wilson was born on April 7, 1935 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Floy (Bennett) Wilson. She spent some of her early years in Bloomfield, Jerome, Davenport, and Seymour. Bonnadene met Norman...Obituary

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The FamilySearch Library has two large alphabetical collections of Iowa obituaries. The original collections are at the Iowa Genealogical Society, where most of the obituaries were collected. These obituaries date from about 1850 to 1991.

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Many funeral homes publish obituaries on their websites. These can usually be located with a Google search on the person's name. Local genealogical and historical societies, public libraries, and some newspaper publishers maintain clipping files of obituaries.

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Death notices are short and to the point—Name, date of death and where/when the services will be held. However, the obituaries highlight the deceased's community involvement, accomplishments, interests and survivor's names of the beloved.

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Read The Paper or Watch The Local News

If you receive a physical newspaper, review the obituaries section to see who recently passed. Searching for someone who died more than 30 days ago? Turn to sites like Google News Archives, US News Archives, or International News Archives.

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MyObits: Obituary Listings on the App Store.

How much does it cost to put an obituary in a local paper? ›

An average obituary can easily be $200.00-500.00. Costs vary by publication. Newspapers charge by the line and can average $450 for a complete obituary. The average obituary cost begins at $200.00 and increases due to the amount of content, including a photograph and the length of the obituary.

Can you find out if someone has died? ›

A basic online search may reveal an obituary or information about a memorial service. Type the person's name and words like “death,” “obituary,” or “memorial” and any personal information you may have, such as their date of birth or names of close relatives who could be mentioned as one of their surviving kin.

Who has passed away in 2024? ›

O.J. Simpson, Glynis Johns, Carl Weathers, Chita Rivera, Dabney Coleman, Donald Sutherland, and Louis Gossett Jr. passed away. So did broadcaster Charles Osgood, fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, producer Roger Corman, NBA legend Jerry West, and MLB Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

Is it common to read the obituary at a funeral? ›

It serves as a way to inform the community about the individual's passing and to honor their memory. During a funeral or memorial service, it is common for someone to stand up and read the obituary to the attendees. This reading may be performed by a family member, a close friend, or a designated individual.

What is the appropriate length for an obituary? ›

Keep in mind the length: the average size of an obituary is approximately 200 words, but some publications may accept obituaries as long as 450 words or as short as 50 words.

What does a good obituary look like? ›

Obituary Example: Announcing the Funeral

[Full name], [age], of [where they lived], sadly left us on [date of death] due to [cause of death]. They leave behind [list of surviving family members]. A service will be held in their honor at [time] on [date] at [location].

What information should you never include in an obituary? ›

Obituaries should never be written in the first person as they're not a personal tribute. As stated above, avoid including any personal addresses or phone numbers. Also, the cause of death is not necessary, as careers and education are not necessary details to include as well.

When someone dies, do you have to put a notice in the paper? ›

Obituaries and death notices are not required—but notices to creditors may be. You are under no legal obligation to take out a death notice or obituary.

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Publishing an obituary can be expensive , and the funds may be unavailable. The deceased has few family members or friends , so there might have, unfortunately, been no need for an obituary. Obituaries are also written for the living so that they may learn of an individual's passing.

Are Iowa death records public? ›

At the county level, all vital records occurring in that county are open to the public for inspection. County offices may set and charge a reasonable fee to inspect the records. To secure a certified copy of a record from the county-of-event, applicants must have direct or tangible interest in the record.

Are Iowa death certificates online? ›

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Order online at VitalChek to be shipped to you. VitalChek is the only third-party vendor authorized by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services to accept orders for Iowa Vital Records. Each copy of a certified record costs $15.00.

How to find out if someone is married in Iowa? ›

Marriage and death records that occurred in Iowa after 1954 and birth records that occurred after 1985 are on a statewide system and can be obtained at any Iowa county Recorder's Office. Birth and death records that occurred before these dates must be obtained from the county in which the event occurred.

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When writing an obituary for a woman who had a maiden name, simply write her first name and then in parentheses write her maiden name and then her married last name. For instance, Laura (Ingalls) Wilder, Marie (Sklodowska) Curie or Julia (McWilliams) Childs.


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