Obituaries

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NEWTON - John David Eighmey, age 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. He was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Orville and Sophie (Voynovich) Eighmey on May 22, 1949. He attended St. Johns Catholic School and Columbus High School.

IOWA FALLSFrank G. Ites passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Mercy in Mason City. He was born July 26, 1936, the son of Tony and Anna (Folken) Ites and lived in Hardin County all of his life. He farmed early in his life before working at and retiring from Martin Marietta. He wil…

STEAMBOAT ROCKGreg Schaa, 60, of Steamboat Rock, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at his home. At Greg's request a celebration of life will be announced later this year. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls is caring for Greg and his family.  Greg “Shazie” Schaa, age 6…

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IOWA FALLS - Gary Lea Tjarks, 62, of Iowa Falls, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Linns Funeral Home Iowa Falls Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to: Gary T…

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FORT DODGE-Wayne Smith, 50, of Fort Dodge and formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be Friday, March 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. M…

WILDWOOD, FLADrusilla Ivah Richtsmeier (Griffith) passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Wildwood, Florida, at the age of 96. Dru was born in Ackley, Iowa, on Feb. 15, 1925, to Charles and Sophie Griffith (Maifeld). She graduated from Ackley High School in 1943, then moved to Cedar Falls, I…

ELDORA - Hester Elerding, 102, of Eldora, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls assisted the family with cremation care.

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IOWA FALLS - Lisa Bartlett, 40, of Iowa Falls, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Williams. She will be laid to rest at the Vernon Township Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dows. Visitation will …

BUCKEYE—Ruth Larson, 89, of Buckeye, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls. A flowing visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Immanuel Memorial United Church of Christ in Alden. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the church.…

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HUBBARD—Charles Smuck Jr., 98, of Hubbard, formerly of Buckeye, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel, 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. …

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IOWA FALLS - Hazel Freeman, 95, of Iowa Falls, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at Scenic Manor. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls. She will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until …

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ELDORA - Marilyn Cakerice, 84, of Eldora, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Bethany Life in Story City. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be planned at a future date at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eldora. She will be laid to rest at the Eldora City Cemetery. Woodl…

IOWA FALLSNancy Barnhart, 77, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Hansen Family Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls is caring for Nancy and her family.Nancy was born to the late James Ross …