by Brathjen on March 26, 2014

Elizabeth Morlan, 85

Funeral service for Elizabeth “Betty” Morlan, 85, Overland Park, Kan., was held at 11 a.m. Wedneday, March 19, at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, Mo. She died March 16, 2014.

Graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. March 19 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Online condolences may be left at

Elizabeth “Betty” Marie Morlan was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Oliver and Rachel (Van Blaricum) Loy.

She was a member of the Cameron United Methodist Church, the choir and P.E.O. Chapter AU. She loved to write poems and songs.

She married Clayton Morlan June 10, 1966, in Marengo.

Morlan is survived by her husband, Clayton Morlan, Overland Park; two sons, Tracy (Donna) Fultz, Ames, and Terry (Susan) Fultz, Ames; two daughters, Connie Fultz (Curt Feller), Ladora, and Janet (Jim) Barnes, Overland Park; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Shannon, Elizabeth, Danielle, Cerissa, Tyler and Rachel; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bernard Fultz; her parents; one son, Kevin Fultz; four brothers, Leslie, John, William and James, and two sisters, Helen and Gladys.

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Leona Glandon, 97

Celebration of life memorial service for Leona E. Glandon, 97, Williamsburg, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, North English. She died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

The Rev. Edwin Jordan will officiate at the service.

Burial will follow in the North English Cemetery.

A general memorial fund has been established.

Messages and tributes may be left at

Leona Eleanor Glandon was born Nov. 20, 1916, near Eddyville, the daughter of John and Mary Belle (Durbala) Gasper. She attended country schools and received her teaching certificate.

She married Marion William Glandon Jan. 16, 1938, in Oskaloosa. They made their home in Illinois, Washington and Iowa and moved to Williamsburg in 1955.

She enjoyed dancing, baking pies, gardening, canning, reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Glandon is survived by one daughter, Mary Lynn (Roger) Kretchmer, Osage Beach, Mo.; a son-in-law, James Riess, Conroy; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; an infant daughter, Patricia Glandon; one daughter, Nancy Riess; two brothers, Carl and John, and a sister, Helen.

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Glenn Greenlee, 86

Celebration of life service for Glenn L. Greenlee, 86, North English, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service, North English. He died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the English Valley Care Center, North English.

The Rev. Michelle Williamson will officiate at the service.

Burial will be in the North English Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established for the English Valley Care Center.

Messages and tributes may be left at

Glenn Lecil Greenlee was born Aug. 1, 1927, near North English, the son of Lecil Ray and Naoma Fern (Moore) Greenlee. He grew up in Iowa County where he attended Berry country school and later graduated from North English High School.

He married Thelma Ruth Kelley Feb. 3, 1948, in North English. They lived and farmed for 12 years in the Webster area before moving to their current farm near North English in 1960.

He enjoyed farming, sitting on his front porch and watching the traffic go by and watching television. He farmed all of his life. He became a resident of the English Valleys Care Center in May 2013.

Greenlee is survived by sons, Mark (Charline) Greenlee, North English, and Alan (Kathy) Greenlee, Marengo; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Greenlee, South English, and one sister, Naoma Houser, Keota.

He was preceded in death by his wife, December 1987, and his parents.

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Delbert Rankin, 64

Funeral service for Delbert D. Rankin, 64, Ladora, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Presbyterian Church, Marengo. He died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at his home.

Burial was in the Koszta Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Archival Preservation of Church Literature or the Iowa State Conference, in care of Nancy Rankin, 1462 155th St., Ladora, Iowa 52251.

Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Delbert Duane Rankin was born  Aug. 31, 1949, in Peshastin, Wash. He graduated from Peshastin-Dryden High School in 1967. He attended Oregon Bible College, Oregon, Ill., where he met his wife, Nancy. He graduated with a degree in theology in 1971.

He married Nancy Foster Nov. 9, 1968. They raised three daughters, Karah, Chondra and Tascha, on a rural acreage near Ladora. In 2011, he retired from the Iowa Valley Schools after 40 years of service.

He pastored at Churches of God, Faith of Abraham, for 45 years but ministered his entire life.

He enjoyed reading, writing, playing trumpet in the Civil War Ban, attending sporting events and concerts at Iowa Valley Schools, spending time with friends and family, collecting all things eagle and most of all, sharing his love of the scriptures with everyone with whom he came into contact.

He loved to research and wrote a weekly eministry that was sent to over 200 people and was translated by others and shared into several languages.

He loved to travel all over the country. He was planning a third trip to the Philippines to help spread the gospel. He truly cared for people and everyone who knew him, loved him.

Delbert is now resting peacefully, awaiting the return of Jesus Christ, to reside in the earthly Kingdom of God (I Corinthians 15:51-52, Matthew 5:5.)

Rankin is survived by his wife, Nancy Foster Rankin, Ladora; daughters, Karah Rankin, Ladora; Chondra Rankin, North Liberty, and Tascha (James) Hauber, Ames; four grandchildren, Kenneth Dykes-Rankin and David, Daniel and Megan Hauber; six siblings, Ronald Rankin, Cashmere, Wash.; Nola (Sheridan) Payne, Phyllis (William) Wachtel and Arlen (Sharon) Rankin, all Wenatchee, Wash.; Darrell (Loretta) Rankin, Erie, Colo., and Russell (Myrna) Rankin, Clear Lake, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Jean (Jim) Rencontre, Ironwood, Mich.; Mary (Dan) Peterson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Kathy Foster, Sycamore, Ill.; Susan (Dennis) Brown, Allen, Texas; Elisabeth (Ray) Mulli, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Judy Foster, Citrus Heights, Calif., and Sarah (Kenny) Cronin, Belle Plaine; brothers-in-law, Sam (Kathy) Foster, Cashmere, Wash., and Dan (Jennifer) Foster, Rochelle, Ill., and his mother-in-law, Margaret Foster, Rochelle, Ill.

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Dora Jack, 85

Funeral service for Dora Jack, 85, Victor, was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 24, at the Smith Funeral Home, Victor. She died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The Rev. Corby Johnson, United Methodist Church, Hampton, a family friend, officiated at the service.

Burial was in Victor Memorial Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established and memorials may be sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 485, Victor, Iowa 52347.

Dora Jack was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Belle Plaine, the daughter of Otto and Helen Phelps Holst.

She married Melvin Jack June 16, 1948, in Belle Plaine. The couple resided in rural Victor and later moved into Victor.

She enjoyed camping at the Iowa State Fair every year since 1948, spending time outdoors and watching the birds outside her window. She was proud of her children and always enjoyed visiting them at their homes.

She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attending their school events and activities. She was dedicated to the HLV Booster Club and could be found volunteering her time at the consession stands during sporting events. In the Victor community, she had inherited the nickname “Grandma,” which always brought a sparkle to her eye.

Jack is survived by her children, Linda (Rocky) Wallace, Montezuma; Denny (Vivian) Jack, Pleasantville; Connie (Keith) Kempf, Victor; Bruce (Kim) Jack, Hartwick, and Vicky (Dennis) Blum, Peosta; sisters, Viola Klink, Shellsburg, and Maxine Leonard, Marshalltown; sisters-in-law, Judy Holst, Brooklyn; Clara Jack, Victor; brother-in-law, Stan (Sherri) Jack, Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Jack, in 1992; her parents; brothers, John and Mike Holst; sister, Zola Catron; grandson, Trent Cheney; infant granddaughter, Terri Cheney, and son-in-law, LeeRoy Cheney.

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Barbara Torney, 72

Celebration of life memorial service for Barbara M. Torney, 72, Williamsburg, was held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Williamsburg. She died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Highland Ridge Care Center, Williamsburg.

The Rev. James Parks and the Rev. Gary Van Heukelom officiated at the service.

Burial was at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Osage Cemetery, Osage.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church building fund.

Messages and tributes may be left at

Barbara Marie Torney was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Des Moines, the daughter of Ezra Smith and Besse Lorena (Beard) Calhoon. She graduated from Ames High School in 1959 and earned a bachelor of science degree in geology in 1963 from Iowa State University; a master of science degree in geology in 1983 from the University of Iowa and a master of science degree in environmental science and engineering from the University of Iowa in 1988.

She married Donald Torney Jan. 5, 1963, at the First Baptist Church, Ames. She worked for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as an environmental engineer and for the Howard R. Green Company as a hydro-geologist in the last 1980s and 90s.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, and the United Methodist Women.

She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling to visit relatives and national parks, collecting rocks and fossils, music and making sock monkeys.

Torney is survived by her husband, Donald, Williamsburg; two daughters, Susan Torney, Kemah, Texas, and Linda (Jeff) Wille, Williamsburg; four grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Tyler and Kaitlin Wille, and one brother, Clair Calhoon, Walnut Creek, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Max Calhoon.

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