Saturday 23 May 2015


Robert “Dick” Ballantyne Sr.



Robert “Dick” Ballantyne Sr., 88, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 419 North Delaware Avenue, Mason City, with the Rev. Mark Larenz officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. 


Ruth A. Tice



Ruth Alice Tice, 94, Clear Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Cedar Health in Charles City, Iowa.


J. Amelia James



J. Amelia “Amy” MacNeil James, 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at Wesley Acres, Des Moines, Iowa, where she resided. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines.  Burial was at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa.  


Rex P. McChesney



Rex Patrick McChesney, 52, of 714 9th Ave. North, Clear Lake, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa surrounded by his loving family.

Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating.  Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake.


Paul L. Hartwell



Paul LaVerne Hartwell, 83, Clear Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Hancock Regional Health Center in Britt, Iowa.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Ave. North, Clear Lake, with the Reverend Bernie Colorado officiating.  Military honors will be conducted by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Clear Lake, at the church.  Inurnment will be at a later date in the Clear Lake Cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the church.


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