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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 24, 2013 b tP -3P 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, Cummjng, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/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 FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisemetnt at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA50211 * Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY SOPHIA HALAS WELCH Services were held at Peace Evangelical Luthe- ran Church in Des Moines for Sophia Halas Welch, who died Wednesda Oct. 16. She was born March 25, 2013 to Brian and Shelby (Gierstorf) Welch. In her short time on this earth she made big im- prints on the hearts of many. In addition to her mom- my and daddy, she is sur- vived by her sister, Re= Sophia Halas Welch agan; brother, Brady; grandparents Deloris deathbyher great-grand- Welch and Ladean and parents, Elmer and Lor- Jane Gierstorf; aunts, Ter- raine Gierstorf and La- esa Phillipson, Tana VerneWiegel; grandfather, (Dean) Espenchied and Ronald Welch and aunt, Emily (John) Trewin; un- Lori Terbeek. des, David (Jane) Welch Memorials may be and David (Heather) Gier- made to Sophia's family. storf; great-grandmother, Online condolences Amelia Wiegel and many may be expressed at cousins, www.HamiltonsFun She waspreceded in eralHome.com. Start the day off right! /1dtt, e Y,S 515-223.1150 [ P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa , www.kwl.com PHOTO PRINTING is a full commercial printer. *Flyers *Letterhead *Envelopes *Brochures *Magazines *Newsletters *Books, etc. Call for a free estimate! Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st St., Carlisle, IA 50047 515-989-3251 OBITUARY MARY JANE PRAY A Mass of Celebration was held Monday, Oct, 14, at Bishop Drumm Chapel for Mary Jane Pray, who died Thursday, Oct. 10, at Bishop Drumm Health Center in Johnston. Mrs. Pray was born on a farm near Wick in War- ren County, the daughter of William Wick and Mar- tha Pixler Monroe. She graduated from Martens- dale High School in 1934 and from Simpson Col- lege's two-year degree program. She finished her college education at Drake University, receiving her BS degree in Elementary Education. She retired af- ter teaching 30 years in Polk, Warren and Madison counties. After retiring, Mrs. Pray taught piano in her home and was church organist in several Catholic churches. She also entertained at the Knoxville Veterans Hospi- tal as a pianist. In 1983 she represented Warren Coun- ty at the "Older Iowan's Legislature" in the State Capital as part of "Cross Roads of Iowa Agency." During World War II, Mrs. Pray was a typist at Seattle-Tacoma Shipyard Offices in Tacoma, WA. Her husband was sta- tioned at Ft. Lewis, WA in the 183rd F.A. Battalion. She later wrote a column of feature stories for the Warren County Record- Herald News for 10 years. Mrs. Pray and her hus- band, John, were married Mary Jane Pray 62 years. They enjoyed their family life with son, Jack (Marsha) Pray and daughter, Joanna (Dewitt) Jones; grandchildren, Meghan (Doug) Hirsch, Ryan (Stacy) Pray, Justin (Maureen) Jones and Jere- my Jones; four great- grandchildren, Parker and Connor Hirsch, Hailey Russell and Delaney Jones. Mrs. Pray was a mem- be'r of St. T13omas Aquinas Catholic Church in Indi- anola where she served as organist for several years. She was also a member of A.A.U.W., P.T.A. and the Indianola American Le- gion Auxiliary Post #165. Memorials may be giv- en to Martensdale St. Marys School Library in Martensdale; Variety Club, 505 5th Ave., Ste. #310, Des Moines, IA 50309, Bishop Drumm Foundation or Mercy Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.over tonfunerals.com. OBITUARY JENNIFER ALLISON A memorial service was held Thursda3 Oct. 17, at Iles Funeral Homes - Grandview Park Chapel in Des Moines for Jennifer Allison, 37, Des Moines, who died Friday, Oct. 11, at Hospice Kavanagh House from can- cer. Ms. Allison was born November 1, 1975 in Des Moines to Donald and Trish Allison. She graduated from Dowling High School and earned her BA in Communi- cations from the University of Iowa. She began her ca- reer at ITN (Independent Television Network) in New York City and then in 2001 joined WHO TV News as a Graphic Artist, where she worked until March 2013. Survivors include her mother, Trish Allison of Altoona; sister, Melissa (Paul) Blankenhaen of Norwalk; niece, Isabella; nephews, Max and Alexander; grandmother, Evelyn Allison of Des Moines and other relatives. Preceding her in death were her father, Donald, and grandparents, Richard Allison and Dale and LaVon Ives. Online condolences are welcome at www.ilescares. com. I found I could say things with color and Shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for. -Georgia O'Keeffe In-Floor ~ Geothermal Heating "Insured & Certified" (515) 989-0106 SALES - SERVICE - REPLACEMENT BATHROOM REMODEL SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm K-12 th grades ** Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fccnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5  ' grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childchre Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Tim Diebel, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided *** St. John the Apostle Cathofic Church 720Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMMING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm DES MOINES Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2. 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth *** Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & St. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martansdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & St. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchviile Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am InOOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Harting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!