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Leonard Serle Deaver


1938 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
CHARITON, IA-Leonard Serle Deaver was born September 29, 1938 in Ocheydan, Iowa to Leonard Everett Deaver (1916-1999) and Joycelyn Brody Deaver (1919-2009). Serle died on August 29 at home in Chariton, Iowa.
On November 29, 1969 Serle married Sharon Cline Deaver at First Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa. Serle and Sharon have one son, Leonard Thomas "Tom" Deaver of Springfield, Missouri. The family moved to Hendersonville in 1986 and lived there for 20 years. During that time Serle worked for the YMCA for two years and M. B. Kahn Construction Company, Inc. of Greenville, SC until his retirement in 2003. In 2006 the couple moved to Charleston, SC.
The Deaver family were members of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church for several years. Serle was active in the missions program. At the time of their move to Charleston in 2006 they were members of Balfour Baptist Church near their home and supported every effort in youth work. In 2010, they left the Carolina's and returned to their home state of Iowa.
Serle is survived by his wife and son and sister, Kaye Deaver Winter of Altoona; brothers, Keith (Jan) Deaver of Animosa, Iowa; Gery (Connie) Deaver of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and, David (Jan) Deaver of Cedar Falls . A private burial was held September 4th at the Glasgow Cemetery , Lockridge, IA (near Fairfield)
A Celebration of Serle's Life Service conducted by The Rev. Dennis St. Lawrence, Pastor; will be Saturday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m. Grace Baptist Church, in Chariton, Iowa Memorials may be made to the Henderson Co. YMCA in Hendersonville or to the Gideon's International Camp in Hendersonville (please have them notify us so we may thank you). Or, you may send your memorial to Dr. Larry Hirschy, Treasurer; Chariton Camp; Gideons International; 801 Linden Ave.; Chariton, IA 50049.
Fielding Funeral Home of Chariton in charge of arrangements. www.fieldingfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Times-News on Sept. 14, 2013
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