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Obituaries for 6.19.2024


67 year old James Gutschow of Parkville, Missouri, formerly of Blair, died June 17th. He was a 1975 Graduate of Blair High School. Memorial details are pending

98 year old Ruby Christiansen Chapman of Blair passed away June 14th. She is survived by her daughter Susan Hollis and son Jeff Chapman and their families. Visitation is Monday, June 24th from 5 to 7pm at Campbell Aman. The Funeral is Tuesday, June 25th at 1pm at First Baptist Church of Blair.

95 year old Charles Miller of Blair died May 30th. A celebration of life is Saturday, July 6th, 1pm at the Lakeland Community Building.

Details on these services can be found at

67 year old Christine Kephart Toombs of Missouri Valley, formerly of Council Bluffs, passed away June 15th. She is survived by her daughters Sally Thomas and Cori Sales, father of her daughters, Kenny Sales, siblings Glenda Kephart, Kathy Messersmith, David Kephart and their families. A celebration of life will follow at a later date.

Details will be available online at

39 year old Rebecca Townsend of Tekamah, formerly of Blair, passed away June 11th. She is survived by her children, Odin and Avah, parents Art and Udith Johnson, brothers Garrett and Kenneth Robinson, and other family members. The Celebration of Life is this coming Saturday, 10am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.

60 year old Mark Schroeder of Tekamah passed away June 14th. A memorial service is Friday, July 5th at 9am at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah.

More information on these services can be found online at

77 year old Mary Jane Rowe of Missouri Valley died June 14th. She is survived by her children Jean Kerger, Sharon Rowe, Barbara Stabin, Julie Rowe, her brothers Ronnie and Dick Allen and their families. Prayer Service and Visitation are this evening 5-8p, the funeral is tomorrow, 10:30, all at Sunrise Community Church of the Nazarene.

62 year old Dean Malone of Pisgah passed away June 4th. . The Celebration of Life is Saturday, June 22nd, starting at noon at the Four County Fair Building in Dunlap



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