Obituaries Monday June 9th

Lorena Marie Moyers, age 95 of Mediapolis, died Thursday June 5, 2014 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis. The daughter of John and Mary Boden Frieden, she was born November 10, 1918 at New Boston, Illinois. On November 10, 1937 she married Roy L. Moyers at Hurdland, Missouri; he died November 25, 1996. She was a graduate of the Muscatine High School, class of 1936. She worked in food services at the Mediapolis High School for 22 years. She was a member of the Mediapolis First Baptist Church. She was well known in the entire area for her pie baking skills, fondly being referred to as the “pie lady.” She also enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include: three sons, Thomas and Sharon Moyers of Mountain Home, Idaho; Larry and Joanne Moyers of Marietta, GA.; Jerry Moyers of Burlington; 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Kenneth, two brothers and six sisters.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with Pastor Dan Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday June 16 from 2-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends from 5-7:00 p.m. A General Memorial has been established in her name.


Mary Irmalea Richenberger, age 81 of Morning Sun, died Thursday June 5, 2014 at the Morning Sun Care Center. The daughter of Carl and Mary (Mehaffy) Linder, she was born May 5, 1933 at Burlington. On June 14, 1958 she married Rex Richenberger at Media, Illinois. He died February 11, 1988. She was a graduate of the Morning Sun High School and attended Business College for one year in Burlington. She worked for the Des Moines County Dept. of Motor Vehicle and also at the Mellinger Library in Morning Sun. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Morning Sun First United Presbyterian Church and active in church related activities.

Survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Bashusen of Illinois; three sons; Ron Richenberger and Sam Richenberger both of Morning Sun; Jim Richenberger of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Bob and one daughter in law Lu.

The funeral service will be held Monday June 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Morning Sun, with Rev. Sue-Ellen Sherman officiating. Interment will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5-6:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun where the family will be present to greet friends.
Memorials have been established for First United Presbyterian Church and Mellinger Memorial Library.


Nell J. Mutter, age 83 of Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Dallas City, Illinois died at 7:50 a.m. Friday June 6, 2014 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living Center in Fort Madison. She was born June 20, 1930 near Dallas City, the daughter of Hugh and Dulcie Godsey Byers. On May 29, 1948, she married Harry Mutter in Dallas City.


Mrs. Mutter lived most of her married life in Dallas City. She was employed at Sheaffer Pen Company for many years, retiring in 1986. She enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, cooking and crocheting. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and golfing.


Survivors include her husband, one daughter – Tara (Tuley) Elliott of Monroe City, MO, two sons- Bill (Terri) Mutter of Fort Madison, Jim (Deborah) Mutter of Quincy, IL, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, four sisters- Kay (Fred) Sherwood and Norma Brandon, both of Springfield, IL, Willa (Duane) Covert of LaHarpe, IL, Frances Petersen of Dallas City, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Bunch, one sister, Beryl Collivar, and one nephew, Michael Brandon.


A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday June 13, 2014 at Harris Cemetery, near DallasCity, Illinois. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Alzheimers Association. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Dallas City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at



Diane Marie Beck, 49, of Burlington, died peacefully with friends and family at her side at 10:15 PM Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home.


Born April 20, 1965, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Larry and Mary Langer Walker. She married Steve Gawron. They later divorced. On October 30, 2005 she married Craig Beck on the river front in Burlington.


Diane was a manager for several different retail stores in the Chicago Suburbs. When she relocated back to Burlington, she worked for the City of Burlington as a dispatcher for the city and county. She was very honored to serve the City of Burlington as well as the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.


She was a 1983 graduate of Burlington High School and attended The University of Iowa.


She made friends with everyone she met. She loved people, cooking, taking pictures, being in the sun (her handle was Sunnbunnie), gardening, and cruising in her convertible with her golden retriever Frankie. She also loved to watch Friends. Her love and care for people was her greatest joy.


Survivors include her husband, Craig; four sons, Jacob (fiancée Eva) Gawron of Plainfield, IL, Ian (fiancée Susan) Gawron of Burlington, Nathan (Alex) Beck of Fort Madison, IA, and Justin Beck of Fort Worth, TX; two daughters, Sophia (boyfriend, Logan) Gawron of Burlington, and Danielle Beck of McKinney, TX; two grandchildren, Ayden and Aaron; her mother, Mary Blake of Burlington; two brothers, Darrin (Beate) Walker of Burlington, and Chad Larson of Iowa City, IA; one sister, Debra Yansky of San Antonio, TX; her grandmother, Gladys Langer, and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her father, her stepfather, John Blake and her grandparents.


Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Thielen Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 PM with Rev. Dean Graber officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory following the visitation.


The memorial service for Mrs. Beck will be held at a later date.


Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice House, Ronald McDonald House, and Children of Cancer.


Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.


A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Diane’s obituary at


Jimmy Lee Morrow, age 68 of Wapello, died Thursday June 5, 2014 at his home. The son of Melvin and Eloise (Ash) Morrow, he was born April 22, 1946 at Green County, Iowa. On July 7, 2000 he married Dorothy Foster at Wapello. He served in the US Army during Viet Nam from 1965-69. He was a self employed trucker for the past 20 years. He enjoyed racing, restoring vehicles and spending time with family.

Survivors include: his parents, of St. George, GA.; his wife of Wapello; one son, Jody and Jeannie Nylin of Iona, Iowa; one stepdaughter, Joey and Robert Adams of Wapello; two stepsons, Charles and Jennifer Calvin and “Dusty” Calvin all of Wapello; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; three sisters, Vickie and Phillip Evans of Darby, Montana; Kathy and Jim Dunlap of Jacksonville, Florida; Janice Wortman of San Mateo, Florida; He was preceded in death by one son Johnny.

Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service will be Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wapello Cemetery with graveside military rites; Pastor Bob Spilger will officiate.

Memorials have been established for Washington County Hospice.

Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is assisting the family with arrangements.