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In Memory Of

Brenda Kile
Brenda Kile Class of 1984
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards Class of 1987
(Passed date unknown)
Died in a car accident 1 to 2 years after graduating High School.
Candace Edwards
Candace Edwards Class of 1984
Passed Dec 06, 2004
(no additional information)
Darin Thompson
Darin Thompson Class of 1987
Passed Mar 25, 2009
Darin passed away in a truck accident in March in Higginsville, MO. Darin was married to a wonderful lady named Edith. They both had 2 children. Darin will be missed by his family and his close friends. Darins father and his wife are living in Cameron, MO. His brother Kyler/ wife Teri live in Chillocothe, MO.
Written by Darin's Aunt, Marta Parrott
Donald Norman
Donald Norman Class of 1971
Passed Jun 17, 2007
Don lost his battle against lung cancer. He was survived by his wife, Patricia (Trish), two sons, Jeramia (fiancee Tonya Carlo) and Joseph, 3 grandchildren Zac, Marcus and Kenni, and another grandchild on the way. He also left behind his parents, Bob and Charlotte as well as 4 brothers Ron (wife Sandy), Jim (wife Debbie), Mike (wife Sherri) and Jeff (wife Cindy), and many nieces and nephews. He lived life to the fullest. He was a seasoned musician, playing with many talented people. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him. His music will live on in our hearts.
Edsel Dean Claiser, Jr
Edsel Dean Claiser, Jr Class of 1972
Passed Aug 04, 1969
Born January 30, 1954 to Edsel & Irene Claiser Had three brothers and two sisters. Died in truck accident by Mt Ayr the summer of 1969
Edward Paul "ted" Roeder
Edward Paul "Ted" Roeder Class of 1981
Passed Aug 08, 1999
Edward Paul "Ted" Roeder, 36, of Platte City, Missouri, formerly of the Afton area, passed away at his home Sunday, August 8, 1999. Mr. Roeder, the son of Paul L. and Dorothy (Blair) Roeder was born April 13, 1963, near Afton in Union County, Iowa. He graduated from East Union High School in 1981. He worked for several plumbing and heating businesses, including Holt Plumbing and Heating in Afton. He most recently was employed with Platte-Clay Electric as a lineman. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, active with the Platte County Fair and many community affairs in Platte County. Services will be held Friday, August 13, 1999 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church of Creston, with the Fr. Leonard Kenkel and Fr.Emeka Akabueze officiating. Visitation is Thursday, August 12, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the powers Funeral Home, 610 New York Avenue, Creston. Family time is 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Creston.
Gary D. Skarda
Gary D. Skarda Class of 1960
Passed Jun 01, 2007
Gary passed away after a 3 year brave battle with Sarcoma Cancer. He loved life and was a terrific husband, father and grandpa. We all miss him.
Isaac Michael James
Isaac Michael James Class of 1997
Passed Jun 01, 2009
Isaac Michael James, born July 3, 1978 passed away on June 1, 2009. Isaac was a confident and pleasant member of the class of 1997. While it is not clear that he actually graduated from hs...he was a strong member of the class and is missed greatly. He will forever be remembered in our minds, fondly.
Jan Allison Kelly
Jan Allison Kelly Class of 1981
Passed Feb 11, 2007
Jan was born March 2, 1963 in Des Moines, the daughter of Michael and Nancy (Werner) Kelly. Jan grew up in Afton and graduated from the East Union High School in 1981. She later attended college in Maryville, Missouri and received a nursing degree from Southwestern Community College in Creston. During her working career she primarily worked as a pool nurse for various hospitals and doctor’s offices.
She enjoyed attending the Mid Day Connection Bible study group and volunteering at her son’s school.
Survivors include her son, Race Kelly of Winterset; her parents, Michael and Nancy Kelly of Winterset; her sister, Julie Ingram and husband, Dwight of Winterset; a grandmother, Maxine Werner of Shannon City; a niece, Ashley Molyneux and husband, Aaron; four nephews, Matthew, Drew and wife, Natalie, Jonathan and Jordan Ingram; a great nephew, Braden Molyneux; two aunts and uncles, Steve and Marilyn Werner of Shannon City and Ron and Loretta Kelly of Afton.
Interment is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Iowa
June Stout
June Stout Class of 1984
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Kyler Thomspon
Kyler Thomspon Class of 1983
Passed May 07, 2011
Kyler passed away May 7, 2011 at the Hearland Long Term Acute Care Hospital in St. Joseph, MO. He was a current resident of Chillicothe, MO. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker and he also worked at Lowe's. He was married to Teri White. Kyler was a avid bowler. He was awarded a 300 ring for a 300 point game. He loved playing golf, the Chicago Bears and El Camino's. He enoyed attending Flea Markets. Survivors included his wife, Teri, 2 sons and one daughter, 5 grandchildren and his father and stepmother. Kyler was laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe, MO. Love and miss ya Kyler, Aunt Marta
Leona (walters) Carney
Leona (Walters) Carney Class of 1988
Passed Mar 14, 2008
Leona A. (Walters) Carney passed away on March 14, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Andrew, daughter Andrea (6 years old), and son Marcus (4 years old), along with two step-daughters Lakisha and Angie. Her family resides in Creston.
Lori Barnes
Lori Barnes Class of 1984
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Nick E Claiser
Nick E Claiser Class of 1968
Passed May 25, 2006
Born March 22, 1950 to Edsel and Irene Claiser. Nick passed away at his home in Skicmore, MO from heart disease. Nick was survived by his father, two brothers, two sisters and son, Jody and one grandson.
Peggy Ripperger Woodsmall
Peggy Ripperger Woodsmall Class of 1984
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Robert Blobaum
ROBERT BLOBAUM Class of 1963
(Passed date unknown)
Robert J. Long
Robert J. Long Class of 1968
Passed Nov 10, 2001
Robert grew up on a farm near Shannon City, where he attended grade school. He was active in and enjoyed playing in the band. The music department actually had to place a large box under his feet in order for Robert to play the tuba. Another interest of his was the 4-H Club. His diligent work in that organization even awarded him a trip to Washington, D.C. Robert was person who followed his dreams in life. After graduation from East Union in 1968, Robert attended Central College in Pella, majoring in social work. Part of his training included a semester of social work in an inner city slum in Chicago. In 1972, Robert married but later divorced. That union produced a son, Jeffery. In 1981, Robert graduated from New Brunswick Seminary in New Jersey with a MDIV. He interned at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, as a clinical pastor and was a parish assistant at the Pathway School. On November 21, 1982, Robert was ordained as a minister in the UCC. His first call was at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. After serving a couple of churches as pastor, Robert entered a new phase of ministry, as a supply pastor to over 20 churches. Having fulfilled his dream of living in urban areas, Robert continued in his love of song and music. In addition, Robert was an avid reader. In his home, Robert had stacks, and shelves, and boxes, and piles of books. His thirst for knowledge directed him back to school. In May 1999, he received a dual master's degree in Social Work, and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. He had been employed at Bryn Mawr and was also working toward his Doctorate degree. Robert was attending a conference in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, when the terrorist bombing on the Pentagon occurred. Just a few weeks later, he became ill with a respiratory infection and entered the hospital on October 20. He lost his battle with Guillian Barre Syndrome and left this life on November 10, 2001. A service of Celebration for the life of Robert John Long was held on November 17, 2001 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Robert has a host of Professional and Research experience to his name.
Ron Lilly
Ron Lilly Class of 1984
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Todd Stauffer
Todd Stauffer Class of 1981
Passed Mar 09, 1999
This is the Obituary that my mother sent me:

Todd E. Stauffer of Des Moines, passed away of carbon monoxide poisoning on March 9, 1999 at his father's farm home, southwest of Indianola, at the age of 35.
Todd, the son of Edwin and Judith Stauffer, was born in Fort Dodge. He lived in Keystone and Afton, before moving to Des Moines 13 years ago. He was employed as a boilermaker for Pittsburgh Des MoinesSteel, making tanks and water towers.

Services were held March 13, at the Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. The body was cremated after the services.

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