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Duane Dixon

Jun 18, 1946 - Nov 01, 2023

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Chariton, IA

West Des Moines, Duane Allen Dixon died at home with his wife at his side on November 1, 2023. Duane was an only child born in Centerville, Iowa, to Max and Vera Mae Mitchell Dixon on June 18, 1946. He was an inquisitive child who due to hearing problems that started when he was very young missed out on a lot of things others absorbed normally. As a young adult he was able to have cochlear implants which were a great help to him. Duane graduated from Centerville High School and then attended a t...Read More

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Anita Rae Morrison

Apr 03, 1945 - Feb 06, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Anita Rae Morrison, 78, of Chariton, IA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Anita was born on April 3, 1945, to parents William “Raymond” and Helen Woods at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, IA, and was one of 5 children. She grew up in Woodburn, IA and attended Woodburn School until 8th grade, and completed her education at the Clarke Community High School in Osceola, IA. She met John while working at the Gross-Galesburg sewing factory in Chariton, IA. John was a mechanic, and Anita was a “zipper lady”. They married and raised two children: Sons Marty Morrison, of Chariton, and Mark Morrison of Russell. Anita enjoyed spending time socializing with people. She worked as a clerk at the local Conoco for many years, and got to know numerous members of the community, surrounding towns, and passers-by. She and John would often have game nights with friends and loved going out to eat together. Anita was a proud member of the local Red Hat Society for a period. She loved attending church on Sundays and going to the Senior Center for lunch with friends later in life. Anita was proud of her two sons and took an active role in her family and adored spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and had a very close relationship with her niece Marge Vaughn of Texas. She loved to cook and didn’t believe in letting anyone leave her home hungry. Anita was preceded in death by her parents; Raymond and Helen, sisters; Shirley Konrath and Colleen Showers, and brother; Raymond “Sonny” Brothers and Terry Woods. She is survived by her sons; Marty Morrison and Mark Morrison, grandchildren; Todd Morrison and Amanda (William)Hallmark, and great-grandchildren; Kaden, Rosalyn and Liam Hinds, Annabelle Hallmark, Carter and Dillion Morrison, and many nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of Anita Rae Morrison, please

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James Robert Johnston

Oct 12, 1938 - Feb 01, 2024

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Chariton, IA

James Robert Johnston (Sugar), ager 85, of Chariton, Iowa. Passed away on February 1, 2024 at the Lucas County Health Center. Jim was born on October 12, 1938, to Lee and Marie Johnston of Chariton. He graduated from Chariton High School with the class of 1956. After graduating he served in the United States Army, before coming back in Chariton. On July 17, 1964, Jim married Davadean Hartley, and they were married for 58 years. They lived in Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE before settling back in Chariton. Jim loved sports and could recite every score and date, and he would remember the birthday of everyone he met. He was very sentimental and would happily give a history lesson on Chariton or his favorite sports players to anyone who asked. He was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather. Jim is survived by his sister Jane (Raymond) Huff of Chariton, IA, son David Johnston (Kristine of Hudson, WI, stepdaughter Janis Weed (Mike) of Corpus Christi, TX, Grandchildren Cody (Heather) Darrah of Kirksville, Mo, Derek (Erin) Johnson of Ellsworth, WI, Marissa Johnston of Hudson, WI and Marly Johnston of La Crosse, WI, and 3 great-grandchildren, Sadie, Sheamus and Sawyer Darrah of Kirksville, MO. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Davadean and his stepson Bob Darrah. Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024 at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be held following the services at the Calvary Cemetery in Chariton. On line condolences may be left at www.fieldingfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chariton. To to the family or in memory of James "Sugar" R Johnston, please

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Ida Correne Kunch

Aug 09, 1938 - Jan 27, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Ida Correne Kunch, 86, passed away at 3:00 AM on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Chariton Hospital. Ida was born August 9, 1938 in Corydon to Evelyn (Holmes) and Joseph Nichols. Ida attended school in Chariton in the 1940's and 50's, attained her GED in the early 1990's, and attended Indian Hills Community College. Ida dated Richard (Dick) Kunch in high school and they were married August 18, 1956, at the Justice of the Peace in Russell, Iowa. They lived in Chariton, Iowa; San Diego, California; and spent 3 years in Guam while Dick was in the service. They then moved back to Iowa, residing in LeClaire for a period of time before settling back in the Chariton area. Dick and Ida had two children, Crystal Correne born January 17, 1958, and Anthony Dean born November 7, 1959. The couple had 3 grandchildren. Ida worked at garment factories in Davenport, Chariton, and Corydon. She retired from factory work in 1990 and subsequently obtained her GED and attended Indian Hills Community College. One of her instructors there told her she was not cut out to work with computers so Ida instead filled her time with independent work at home. Ida loved to play cribbage, but since Dick always kept score she seldom won. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed word search puzzles. Ida, wearing a signature ball hat adorned with many decorative pins, was often by Dick’s side at any auction within driving distance, and she leaves behind many cookbooks, quilts, and TV lamps as a result. Ida had a great love of animals and took pleasure in watching the birds and deer that were regular visitors to the many feeders she and Dick maintained at their home in the country south of Chariton. Due to health concerns, the couple had recently moved into Chariton. Ida was preceded in death by her parents; both children; two sisters, Wanda Engel and Sharon Hauger; two brothers, Joe and Curtis Nichols; brothers-in-law Don Kunch and Bert Lockard; sisters-in-law Donna Sutton and Ruth Ann Kunch. Brother-in-law Dwain Kunch passed away the day after Ida. Ida is survived by her loving husband; her three grandchildren; sisters-in-law Diane (Buck) Irving, Kathy Lockard, and Glenda Kunch; brothers-in-law Robert (Barb) Kunch and Ron Sutton; and many extended family members that will miss her engaging smile. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Humane Society in Ida’s name. Ida’s body was donated to the Science Center at the University of Iowa and will be cremated at a later date. At Last Weep not for me, now that I have gone. For the tide of life must still flow on, But think of me at rest with God; Rough was the road I have trod. Weep not for me, each fleeting day, For all of my tears are wiped away. I lie not out under the sod But I am safe in the Arms of God Weep not for me, now that I have gone, You need your strength to follow on. The gateway I have just passed through Will be left ajar, my dear, for you. To to the family or in memory of Ida Correne (Nichols) Kunch, please

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Pamela Jane (Mosher) Buck

Jul 20, 1952 - Dec 11, 2023

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Chariton, IA

Pamela Jane (Mosher) Buck, 71, Chariton, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 11, 2023. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Pierschbacher’s Funeral Home, 914 Roland Avenue, Chariton, Iowa 50049. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to her grandchildren’s college funds. Pam was born July 20, 1952, to Merrill E. and Loyciene D. (Baber) Mosher. She was the third child and first girl to bless her parents' union. Joining older brothers Ted and Merrill E. (Ed) Jr. Ted, Ed and Pam welcomed the fourth and final child, Tim, to their family. Growing up with three brothers on the farm lent itself to Pam’s wisdom and strength. They had many animals, including dogs, cats, goats, cows, birds, pigs, ponies, horses, and even amphibians. Some were considered pets, and some were not. The amphibians, for example, may have been used in "experiments." All for the sake of learning, I am sure. Lots of crazy shenanigans ensued, stories for another time, not good fodder for an obituary I am told, but I digress. As Pam grew out of her formative years, sports became of greater interest, mainly softball and basketball. However, softball soon fell by the wayside as the season conflicted with many area horse shows. Pam was passionate about showing horses, so this was a no-brainer. The colder months were spent on the hardwood, playing the infamous 6-on-6 Iowa Girls Basketball. Another lifelong passion. After an amazing high school career at SouthEast Warren (SEW), Pam graduated in 1970 and went on to play for one year at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. The 1971-72 Bearcat Women's basketball team was later inducted into the Northwest Bearcats Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, with a 9-2 record and as the MAIAW Champions with wins over Graceland (twice), Kansas State, Missouri State, Truman, and Central Missouri among others. Following her second year at Northwest Missouri State, Pam returned home to Milo where a serious courtship began with a young Navy man; a classmate since 5th grade, Martin Buck. What initially began as an exchange of letters culminated in wedding vows on April 14, 1973. Quickly thereafter, the newlyweds moved to Concord, California, as Martin was to be deployed to the South Pacific during the Vietnam Conflict. Once Martin was discharged from the Navy, he and Pam moved to Des Moines, Iowa where Pam took a position with Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Martin pursued a Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University. Additionally, Pam babysat part-time for the children in her church nursery to save money for a horse. In 1978, the young couple relocated to Green Mountain, Iowa, where they rented a country home that allowed Pam to welcome her beloved black gelding, Mister. Pam continued to commute to Des Moines, until her resignation in early 1979 from BCBS. Pam and Martin welcomed their only child, Andrew, on May 31, 1979. The following spring, the family of three moved to the apartment above the Mosher Funeral Home in Chariton, where Martin took a position as a funeral director with the family business. Pam’s passion for showing horses continued; taking a multitude of weekend trips to Murray, Osceola, and many points beyond. Among Pam’s many treasured blessings, was the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom throughout Andrew’s school years in Chariton. Upon Andrew's graduation, Pam held positions with Hy-Vee and the Chariton School District. In 2017 and 2018, Pam was blessed with her "Grandies," Gwendolyn Rose and Sterling Edison. Holding them was the proudest moment of her life, and she cherished every opportunity to do so! Pam went on to retire in 2021, after 21 years of service, from her position as Payroll and Insurance Specialist, with the Chariton School District. Unfortunately, the following two years were quite tumultuous and brought a decline in health. Drawing upon her strength and her love for her family, Pam fought hard. She was determined to see her "Grandies" grow up. Pam was preceded in death by her parents Merrill Edison and Loyciene Donna Mosher, a brother Merrill Edison (Ed) Mosher, Jr., and special D.U.P.R.A. sister Julie Rockman. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Martin J. Buck, her son and daughter-in-law Andrew W. and Stephanie A. Buck, her "Grandies" Gwendolyn Rose Buck and Sterling Edison Buck, brother Ted (Terri Deuser) Mosher, brother Tim Mosher, sister-in-law Boya Mosher, sister-in-law Cathy Marker, sister and brother-in-law Peggy and Bruce Williams, sister-in-law Lori Buck, nephews; John Mosher, Tony Mosher, Nick Mosher, and Shane Stotts, nieces; Nicole Housman, Amy Bitner, and Amanda Schneider, a host of great-nieces and nephews and amazing friends. Two of her very best friends and sisters Deb Payseur and Jo Fisher survive on to carry the Dolled Up Previous Round Ballers Association (D.U.P.R.A) to the next level. Death comes for each of us; Emily Dickinson in her poetic lines captures this final moment gently and poetically. "Because I could not stop for Death -/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held just but Ourselves -/ And Immortality." Sad though the moment is, the carriage came for Pam on December 11, 2023. May Pam’s "Immortality" be our loving memories and her legacy.

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Corey Joe Darrah

Sep 14, 1962 - Jan 24, 2024

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Chariton, IA

By request of the family. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Wayne County Hospital Dialysis at 417 S East Street Corydon, Iowa. To to the family or in memory of Corey Joe Darrah, please

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Sheila Ann Sivill

Sep 08, 1942 - Jan 24, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Sheila Ann Sivill, 81, passed away on January 24, 2024, in Chariton, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. A private graveside service will be held at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family will greet guests from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the funeral home. Sheila was born on September 8, 1942, in Chariton, Iowa, to Edward and Evelyn (Krutsinger) Williams. She grew up in Chariton, graduating from Chariton High School. On February 28, 1959, Sheila married David Smith. To this union, they were blessed with four children: Bruce, Shari, Bob, and Barry. On May 29, 1975, Sheila married Larry Sivill and they were blessed with a daughter, Karen. Sheila had several positions during her working career, working for Lucas County Health Center, First State Bank, and for the Hy-Vee Distribution Center. For several years, Sheila enjoyed working at the Iowa State Fair. She was a devoted volunteer for the Chariton Fire Department, serving the Auxiliary for many years. An accomplished quilter and seamstress, Sheila gifted countless works to her family and friends. Her quilts can still be found in many households where they will be cherished for years to come. When she was not volunteering her time or making beautiful quilts, Sheila enjoyed spending time with her family. She cherished every moment she spent with those she loved. Attending her grandchildren’s events or enjoying Christmas time were some of her favorite things to do. Larry and Sheila also loved camping and went south for the winter for several years. Sheila is survived by her husband, Larry; children: Bruce (Bonnie) Smith, Shari Swarthout, Bob (Cindy) Smith, Karen (Ross) Klein, and Barry (Denise) Smith; grandchildren: Curt (Stacy) Smyser, TJ (Kenna) Smyser, Katie (Randy) Pace, Brooke (Jeremy) Bellon, Karcy (Todd) Hall, Brandt (Jenna) Smith, Blake (Hannah) Smith, Kevin Klein, Ryan Klein, Cassedy Smith, and Cody Smith; great grandchildren: Lexi Smyser, Brynli Smyser, Grady Smyser, Maddox Pace, Braxton Pace, Dexlan Pace, GraceAnn Bellon, Gabrielle Bellon, Genevieve Bellon, Shelby Hall, Mitchell Hall, Jentry Hall, Mason Smith, Reese Smith, and Beau Smith; and a special niece and nephew, Mandy Allison and Andy Williams.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marty Williams; and a grandson, Joey Dean Smith.Memorials may be directed to the Chariton Fire Department, the Chariton Fire Department Auxiliary, or the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Suzanne Rutz

Nov 21, 1970 - Jan 18, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Suzanne Rutz, 53, of Charition, Iowa, passed away on January 18, 2024. Memorial services are pending.

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Norma Jean La Rue

Feb 18, 1936 - Jan 07, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Norma Jean La Rue, 87, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2024, in Chariton, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Chariton. A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. A luncheon will be held immediately following the funeral at the church. Norma will be laid to rest at Oxford Cemetery. A full obituary will be available soon.

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Gregory Alan Adams

Oct 31, 1959 - Jan 02, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Gregory Alan Adams was born October 31, 1959 and left this earth January 2, 2024. Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Carolyn and Kenneth McCart, Corydon, brothers, Randy (Sheila) Adams, Chariton and Mark (Jamie) Adams, West Des Moines, step-brothers, Doug (Judy) McCart, Neal (Dorene) McCart and step-sister, Brenda (Darwin) Foster, he also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of Gregory "Greg" Alan Adams, please

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Robert Leo Robinson

Feb 19, 1947 - Jan 01, 2024

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Chariton, IA

Robert Leo Robinson, 76, passed away on January 1, 2024, at his home in Chariton, Iowa. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Chariton Cemetery. A luncheon will immediately follow at First United Methodist Church in Chariton. Rob was born in Monticello, Iowa on February 19, 1947, to Jack and Lucy (Tuel) Robinson. Following high school, he joined the United States Army, where he proudly served his country for three years. His entire life, Rob had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. He spent countless hours studying topics he found interesting or helpful. Not only did he want to grow intellectually, but Rob also craved spiritual growth as well. He spent many hours reading the Bible, enthralled by its teachings. Rob studied law and business at the University of Iowa. His love of reading and learning led him to a career in publishing. Rob not only published books, but he was also an accomplished author. When it was time to relax, Rob loved to garden; he even built a greenhouse on the property. Rob is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughters: Heather (Matt) Riechmann, Kara Shafran, and Nicole (Matt) Denlinger; son, Shea (Chloe) Trenary; grandchildren: Carter, Kobey, Griffin, Kasen, Rhett, Harlow, Brittany, Bradley, Madie, Mia, Eli, and Emily; great granddaughter, Zyra; and sisters, Carol Lawrence, Mary (Bob) Yanda, and Donna Banowetz. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother in-law, Don Lawrence. Rob’s final journal entry read: "As of this date, the Primary Care Doctor in my life is Doctor Robert L. Robinson, a member of various medical associations and a senior at the University of Life." Memorials may be directed to his family.

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