Shawn C. Hawxby

Shawn, 51, passed away July 11, 2018 at his home.  A memorial visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Friday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home.


Shawn Christopher Hawxby was born July 1, 1967 in Des Moines to T.J. and Starlyn...
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Donald C. Ludwig

DONALD “DON” CHRISTOPHER LUDWIG,89, passed away on July 9,2018. Don was born Nov 17,1928 in Casey, IA to Christopher and Esther Ludwig. Don graduated from Casey High School in 1947. On September 6, 1950 Don married Maxine (Corrigan) Ludwig...
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Janice Boudewyns

Janice Carole (Blount) Boudewyns, 78, passed away peacefully July 11, 2018 at Kavanaugh Hospice House. She was born on June 6, 1940 and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Jan graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1958. Jan retired from...
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Karen Heather

Karen Loretta (Thomas) Heather died on July 5, 2018. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Karen was born on September 28, 1935 in Prole, Iowa to Gregg and Loretta Thomas. She was a strong,...
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Susan Baker

Susan Linnett Baker joined the Lord’s angels on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.

Susan was born in Des Moines, Iowa on...
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Neil Richard “Dick” Ford, Jr.

Neil Richard Ford, Jr., known as Dick to family and friends, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9th at Adel Acres.  His funeral service will be held on Friday, July 13th at 11 am at the Merle Hay...
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Rose Mary Lacona

Rose Mary Lacona, 85, went peacefully to the Lord on Wednesday, July 4, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston following a week-long illness.  She was born to Teresa and James Lacona on May 13, 1933, the youngest of six children.

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William Jeffery Dorn

William Jeffery Dorn, born August 14, 1942 in Des Moines to Jerome and Jeannette Dorn, passed away July 4, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He had one sibling – Bonnie Jean Hadden.

Bill married his best friend...
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Frances M. Ramsey

Frances M. Ramsey, 92, passed away on March 31, 2018. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 11 am at Fort Des Moines United Methodist Church in Des Moines. The family will greet friends from...
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Mary Kathleen Snook

Mary Kathleen (Evans) Snook
July 10, 1938-March 25, 2018

“Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.” Mary K Snook, one of Des Moines’ most prolific and generous quilters had to...
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