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Page Two N/Warren Town and Comity News Thursday, August 7, 2014 J NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally HuntoonAdvertising/Managing Editor Arlene Knust " Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Pr0ofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year- Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAYTO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisementat any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY KEITH MCCONNELL Services were held Monday, July 28, at Mar- tensdale Community Church for Keith (Whitey) McConnell, 75, Prole, who died Thursday, July 24, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines following 18 months of battling cancer. Burial was in Wallace Cemetery in Wick. He was known as "Mayor of Pro- le'. Keith Eugene McCon- nell was born September 5, 1938 on a farm near Prole to Alice (Lee) and Fay Mc- Connell. He attended a country school for nine years, then Dover Elemen- tary, graduating from Martensdale High School in 1958. He attended Drake University and worked 37 years at Arm- strong Tire and Rubber. He served in the United States Army Reserves for two and a half years. Some of Mr. McCon- nell's childhood memories included annuaI Bible camp,: County Fair, State Fair with Uncle Milt, his horses and car racing. Lat- er it was sports of every kind, corvettes and car rac- ing. In his Golden years, he liked playing cards and pool at his winter home in Alamo, TX and Cutty's in Des Moines and great con- versations. He was a Ma- son for many years and a member of Eastgate Lodge Keith McConnell #630, Scottish Rite Lodge and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine. Survivors include his sisters, Helen Phillips of Ames and Wilma (Chuck) Seymour of Indianola; long-time companion, Marlene Woodard; ten nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts, Keith Eugene (Max- ine) Lee and Paul (Phyllis) Lee of Indianola and oth- er family. He wasrpreceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy; brother-in-law, Robert Phillips and neph- ew, Kyle Phillips. " Memorials may be giv- en to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's As- sociation. Online condolences may be made at www. overtonfunerals.com. Eric E. O'Leary ~o~t~ceo~ Owner & Director We are a full service funeral home. Let us assist in your time of sorrow. l re-Arrangements Monuments Grief Support www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Streetr Norwalk (515) 981-0700 OBITUARY LISA RAE Lisa Rue (Leichty) En- gland, 48, Norwalk, en- tered into rest Sunda July 27, surrounded by her family and friends. Celebration of Life Ser- vices were held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Fellowship Community Church. Visi- tation with the family was held during a luncheon at the church following buri- al services at the Norwalk Cemetery. Mrs. England was a fotmding member of Fel- lowshi p Community Church and co-founder of Stepping Stones Pre- school, both in Norwalk. Survivors include-her loving husband, Todd; two wonderful children, Hunt- er Ty and Lauren Rachel; her parents, Edwin and Jean Leichty; siblings, Sid- ney, Barry (Joanie), Nancy (Barry), Nanette (Ken) and Scott (Kim), and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, ENGLAND Lisa England nephews, cousins and friends. Memorials in her name, to be designated by the family, will be appreciat- ed. O'Leary Celebration of Life Center - Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk was entrusted to care for Lisa's family. To read Lisa's life story, see page 5 or Sign the guest book at www.oleary funerals.com. OBITUARY PAUL R. SHERIDAN II Services were held Sat- urday, July 26, in Des Moines for Paul R. Sheridan II, 58, Norwalk, who died at his home Tuesday, July 22. Burial was at the Linn Grove Cemetery. Mr. Sheridan was born July 3, 1956 to Paul and Betty Sheridan' in Warrensburg, MO. He joined the Army after high, school. He worked for various companies, most recently with Holt Sales and Service where he en- joyed his job and co-work- ers. Mr. Sheridan was an avid Harley Davidson en- thusiast, enjoyed hunting with his friends and sons, but most of all he loved spending time with his kids and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Sherry; children, Jus- tin "Slim" (Tracey), Brian "Brain" (Chrysti), Joel "Jo Jo" (Meranda), Brittany Paul R. Sheridan II "Sissy", Noah "Barn Barn"; grandchildren, Abby, Brenna, Alivia "Livi", Qwintyn, Bria "Fuzzy", Sabrey, Annabelle, Jax; mother, Betty of Wahoo, NE; sister, Mary (Bob) "Bartek of Ithaca, NE; brothers, David (Gabby), Danny of Boise, ID and Ray; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Online condolences are welcome at www.Iles Cares.com. OBITUARY KAREN CHRISTIKNSON Private family services are planned for Karen Christianson, 61, Johnston, who died Thursday, July 24, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Ms. Christianson was born in Des Moines Janu- ary 26, 1953 to Bart and Wilma (Welsh) Christian- son, Sr. She grew up in Des Moines and lived in Nor- walk before moving to Johnston in 2007. She was employed at Merchants Bonding Company. She loved spending time with herfamily and friends, es- Wegner; mother, Wilma pecially her grandchil-_ Christianson;brother, Bart dren. (Nancy) Christianson, Jr.; Survivors include her sister, Kathie (John) Jones; two children, Joe (Sabrina) nieces, nephews and great- Phillips and Michelle (Pe- nieces. ter) Wegner; grandchil- She was preceded in dren, Matthew and Lauren death by her father, Bart Karen Christianson Christianson, Sr. Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Animal Rescue League. See page 5 for Phil Norton Obituary Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK DES MOINES Christ Our Savior Christian Life Lutheran Church (LC-MS) Assembly of God Church 515 Sunset Dr. Fleur Drive andHwy 5 515-897-4183 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Steven Klawonn, Pastor 515-953-0322 9:00 am Worship 10 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Children's Ministry, 0-5 Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Kids' Church 6 years & up Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Crossroads Church Grace Baptist Church 2601 Border St. 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.2thecrossroads.comwww.gracecares.net Glen Blumer, Pastor Doug VanWey, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am Worship Nursery & Children's Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Programming Women's Ministry 3 years old through 5th grade Nursery Provided. Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** *** Mt. Zion Church of God Fellowship Community 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Church David Chu. Pastor 225 North Ave. 664-2828 www.fccnorwalk.org *** Rob Jones, Pastor MARTENSDALE 981-0699 Martensdale Community 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship (An Evangelical Free Church) Disciple City Classes 18 mo.-5~ 1 Mile North of Martensdale on grade Hwy 28 Nursery also provided.Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 641-764-2491 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service Worship: 9 am *** Bible Study: 10:30 am First Baptist Church Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunset Dr. & Marred Sdnday 981-4391 *** Trey Perr ott, Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church 9 am Worship (Evangelical Lutheran Church 10:15 am Sunday Schoolin America) Class for all ages 615 Iowa Ave. Nursery Provided 641-764-2752 7 pm - Wednesdays Ron Mohr. Pastor. 770-1286 ]3ible Study Prayer Service 9:30 am Worship *** Call for times on Adult and New Life Lutheran Church Children Bible Studies 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 *** www.newlifenorwatk.orgPROLE Nate Liedtke. Pastor Linn Grove 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship United Methodist Church 9:30 am Sunday School 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Childcare Provided Ginni Otto. Pastor *** Free-will offering Norwalk Christian Church Breakfast 8-9:30 am (Disciples) f0 am Worship 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Adult Sunday School - 11 am Travis Stanley, Pastor*** Marti Stanley, Pastor " INDIANOLA 8:30 am Informal Worship Freedom Fellowship Church 9:15 am Church School (IFFC) 10:30 am Worship 2604 N. Jefferson Way Nursery Provided 515-961-5755 Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Pastor Jeff Rabe *** Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Norwalk United 9:30 am Sunday Worship Methodist Church 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Study Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko Tues.-Thurs. is for 9:30 am Worship Community Food Closet. Nursery Provided (Please call for availability) St. John the Apostl.e Good Shepherd Catholic Church Evangelical Lutheran Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. (ELS) 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Father John Ludwig Robert Hatting, Pastor Sacrament of Reconciliation 9 am Worship 4 pro Saturday 10:15 Sunday School Masses: 5 pm Saturday *** 9 am Sunday ' Nursery, Sunday School The above free listings are to *** Help newcomers know the ~]~ Regular worship schedules of Assumption Church Norwalk-area churches. Special 897 West St. Eventsand services will not be 981-4855 FAX 981:9475 listed here. Father John Ludwig *** Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sunday Policy: Churches must be in the *** " Norwalk Area and in Warren CUMMIN(; County for this free listing. Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years I Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm Deadline for ads, I legals and stories is Noon Friday!