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Thank you so much for adding the pictures of all of their headstones. My ancestor EO Millen helped Eliza as she died.
Added by Cristy on Oct 23, 2016 10:37 AM
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James McCarty

Could you add my grandfather - James F. McCarty to the list of children under family links? He is mentioned in the obituary on this page.

Thank you,

His granddaughter
Added by Sarah Spencer on Oct 21, 2016 4:53 AM
Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr

Peggy Jo (Chidester) Lahart Rogers, age 53, of Ottumwa and formerly of Albia died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Peggy was born September 30, 1954 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Edward Forrest and Norma Jean (Morgan) Chidester. Peggy graduated from Albia High School, class of 1972. After High School Peggy worked at Bankers Life Company in Des Moines, she also worked at Everco in Ottumwa for nineteen years, and went to Indian Hills Community College night classes and received her AA Degree. After Everco closed Peggy attended Buena Vista College, receiving a certificate in computers. Peggy later worked for the Monroe County Extension Office in Albia.
Peggy married Gary Lahart and to this union two children were born Callie and Stephen. They later divorced and Peggy married Bob Rogers, they divorced and Peggy began a companionship with Andy Davis.
Peggy enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, camping, bicycling, crafts, and working with children through 4-H and the extention office.
Peggy is survived by her companion Andrew Davis of Ottumwa; her children, Callie and her husband Rich Johnson of Ottumwa, and Stephen Lahart of Ottumwa; two grandsons, Joey and Blake; her father Edward F. Chidester, two brothers Dale Chidester and wife Vicki of Austin, MN, and Ronnie Chidester and Annie Chwalek of Albia; two sisters Kathy Lientz of Austin, MN, and Karin and husband Larry M. Jackson of Richmond, Texas. Peggy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Peggy is preceded in death by her mother, Norma Jean; one niece Shana Jean Lientz, and her grandparents Tom and Lorena Morgan and Dewey and Blanche Chidester.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30A.M., Friday, January 18, 2008, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Albia with Hospice Chaplin Kate Stangl officiating. Burial will follow the services at Oak View Cemetery in Albia.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M., Thursday, January 17th, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Albia. Peggy's family will be present from 6 to 8:00 P.M., Thursday evening.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Tharp-Winfield Funeral Home and Crematory
116 Benton Avenue
Albia, IA 52531
Added by Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr on Oct 15, 2016 2:32 PM
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Sammons, Icel M. Chidester (In Memoriam)
Icel M. Chidester Sammons, 96, of Brookview Living,Cedar Rapids, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 5:10 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
She was born Oct. 17, 1914, in Wapello County, Iowa, to Charles and Laura Pearl Bachman Howk. She married Max Chidester. He preceded her in death in 1983. She married Harold M. Sammons on Feb. 18, 1990. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1994.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Lorena Kay (Don) Feldmann of Cedar Rapids; a son, Randy (Cynthia) Chidester of Blakesburg; a stepson, Donald (Mabel) Sammons of Ottumwa; a stepdaughter, Marilyn (Keith) Smith of Quincy, Ill.; stepdaughter-in-law, Charlotte Sammons of Kirkville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and five stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lee; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Chidester; a stepson, Jerry Sammons; two brothers, Ray and Floyd Howk; and three sisters, Iva Wagner, Olive Farnsworth and Gertie Harrison.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home, Ottumwa, with Dr. Craig Bex officiating. Burial will be in the Blakesburg Cemetery.Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5 Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church or Blakesburg Christian Church.
Posted on Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Added by Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr on Oct 06, 2016 12:59 PM
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Thank U so much for taking your time to take and post the picture of Moris & Marion's marker from the Woodlawn Cemetery. Really appreciate your work in Find A Grave.
'Thanks Nancy
Added by Nancy on Sep 23, 2016 8:25 AM
Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce
RE: Freda Hagerman
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Shanna (Flaherty) Pierce on Sep 10, 2016 8:53 PM
60831262 - Sarah Ruby
Karen.... the other lady deleted hers. Thanks so much!!
Added by LSJRJT on Sep 02, 2016 4:13 PM
60831262 - Sarah Ruby
Hi Karen!!

I am researching the Ruby Family, as I am a descendant, and I found that there are two Memorials for the same person, Sarah Ruby.

The other person is listed as Judy K. Can you two possibly communicate and merge your data so it won't be so confusing for those looking for Sarah and her family?

Thank you very much!!


Added by LSJRJT on Sep 01, 2016 5:21 PM
RE: Lucy Ann Ingle
Added by LSJRJT on Aug 27, 2016 8:49 PM
Russell Ballard Snodgrass
Hello Zoey,

Thank you for all of the memorials and photos you have added to and for adding all of the information I have been sending to you for my family members. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Added by M M on Aug 23, 2016 8:56 PM
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