Obituaries articles

Donna Smock – Ryan

Donna Smock – Ryan

Donna Smock, 76, of Ryan, Iowa, died Monday, March 13, 2017.  Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017, Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.

Wilma M. Wolfe – Worthington

Wilma M. Wolfe, 62, of Worthington died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at her residence of natural causes.   Relatives and friends may gather after 9:30 am Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.  Burial of

Betty Guilford – Monticello

Betty Guilford age 86, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday morning, March 13, 2016 at the United Church of Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Ed Moreano will officiate at the services.  Friends may call from 2

Jean T. Gibson – Earlville

     Jean T. Gibson, 76, of Earlville, Iowa, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Heartstone Health Campus, Bloomington, Indiana.  Visitation: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, and from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March

John Joseph Nachtman – Manchester

John Joseph Nachtman, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, formerly of Ryan, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on July 31, 1935, at Sand Springs, the son of Louis F. and Leona (Greiner) Nachtman. John was raised and educated in the

LaVerl Chapman – Greeley

LaVerl Chapman, 77, of Greeley, Iowa died peacefully Sunday, March 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital of congestive heart failure.  Visitation: 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville, and one hour prior the service on Friday at the church. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, 2017,

Wilda “Woody” Becker – Independence

Wilda “Woody” Becker, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence. She was born on February 7, 1935, in Buchanan County, Iowa, the daughter of Henry Cleveland and Grace Marie (Anderson) Bantz. She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1953. On October

Eileen Bildstein – Earlville,

Eileen Isabell (Greiner) Bildstein, 80, of Earlville, Iowa, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.  Visitation: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2017, Clifton – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Earlville with an 8:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and additional visitation from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Funeral

William A Billings – Delhi

William A Billings, 74, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Sunday, March 5, 2017.  He was born on September 7, 1942, the son of E. Errol and Flora (Heiserman) Billlings.  Bill was raised and educated in Delhi, and graduated from Maquoketa Valley in 1960.  He served honorably in the U.S.

Donald “Duck” E. Davis – Masonville

Donald “Duck” Eugene Davis, 67, of Masonville, Iowa, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on June 9, 1949, at Independence, Iowa, the son of Frank “Buck” and Evelyn (Hansen) Davis. Donald was raised and educated in the area and attended Dundee High