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Ragan, Linda (Death Notice) - Davenport  
Linda Ragan, Davenport. Arrangements: CelebrateLifeIowa.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 27, 2015
Rankin, Mary (Death Notice) - Melbourne  
Mary Rankin, Melbourne. Arrangements: Caldwell Parrish.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 23, 2015
Richards, Lynda Lou Elizabeth - Rolla, Mo  
Lynda Lou Elizabeth Richards Rolla, MO Lynda Lou Elizabeth Richards, 71, of Rolla, MO died peacefully attended by family on March 28 in Columbia, MO from complications of long standing respiratory illnesses. She was a brilliant scientist and lifelong student of the natural world who loved to share her knowledge with others. Her professional career included positions at the Live Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources retiring in 1979 after 21 years of service having attained the position of Chief Ecologist of the Mark Twain National Forest in southern Missouri. She maintained through it all that she "just liked to look at bugs". In 1997 she married John Grinstead with whom she shared a great love for Missouri' s natural environment. Lynda loved the outdoors and was active in many local and national nature preservation and appreciation activities. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. Lynda was preceded in death by infant brother John W. Richards, parents Myrlin James and Mary Virginia Richards, husband John Grinstead and nephew David L. Begg. She is survived by sisters Mary Anne (Gary) Begg, Gloria Jean Richards, Dorothy Janet (Rodney) Richards-Tidrick and brother Thomas James (Nancy) Richards, nephew Josh Tidrick, and neices Michelle (Dave) Owen, Jamie Richards, Charlotte Richards, and Lydia Richards. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Lynda's life will be held at Lane Springs near Rolla on May 30 at 10:30 am followed by a potluck. Memorial gifts may be directed to: newburgchildren'museum.org ozarkriversaudubon ctf4kids.org/how-you-can-help/make-a-donation grace.org/general-information
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 24, 2015
Roberts, Mary Lou - Prairie City  
Mary Lou Roberts Prairie City Mary Louise Roberts, age 87 of Prairie City, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie City United Methodist Church with burial following at Waveland Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015, after 2:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com . The daughter of Henry and Mary (Callahan) Van Ekeren, Mary Lou was born on April 8, 1928, in Colfax. Mary Lou graduated from Colfax High School in 1945. On June 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to Raymond Roberts at the Colfax Christian Church. Mary Lou's first love was her home and family. She, along with Raymond, owned and worked at Roberts Brothers True Value in Prairie City. She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church, VC-8, TTT, Women's Society of PCUMC, and the Prairie City Historical Society. Those left to honor her memory include her four daughters, Francy (Jim) Furman, Ginny (Mike) Dalton, Patty (Kevin) Huffman, and Sharon (Steve) Frykman; four grandchildren, Kevin (Andrea) Dalton, Traci (Bryan) Nelson, Wendy (Scott) Rains and Addison Huffman, nine great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Hazel Van Ekeren, and several cousins, including her special cousin, Jeanie Crane. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Raymond and a brother, John Van Ekeren.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 28, 2015
Ross, Elnora (Death Notice) - Des Moines  
Elnora Ross, 85, Des Moines, died 05-14-2015. Arrangements: Cannon Mortuary.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 22, 2015
Ross, Elnora - Des Moines  
Elnora Ross Des Moines Elnora Ross passed on May 14, 2015 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She was 85 years old. Homegoing Celebration Services will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 noon, St. Paul AME Church, 1201 Day Street. Viewing and Visitation with the family at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Glendale Cemetery.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 22, 2015
Ross, Gary - Johnston  
Gary Ross Johnston Gary Ross went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2015. He was born October 10, 1967 to Chester and Wanda Ross. He will be greatly missed by his wife, sons, sisters, brother and many expanded family. Funeral services will be 1pm, Friday, May 29 at New Hope Assembly of God Church, with visitation beginning at noon. Private burial will be at Quincy Cemetery, rural Corning, IA. Memorials may be given to his family.
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 27, 2015
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