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Donald "Don" Bean, 88
by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017
Donald "Don" James Bean of 3092 Stone Creek Court, Marion, Iowa, passed away June 19, 2017. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, conducted by Reverend Elizabeth Hilkerbaumer and Reverend Dr. Nancy Redmond. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Marion soldier earns 67th Troop Command Patch
by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017
Pvt. Olivia J. Johnston, of Marion, Iowa, was part of more than 35 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ceremony held at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa.

Nancy Barnhart, 67
by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017
Nancy J. Barnhart, 67, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Per Nancy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private committal service will be held at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a later date. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

New principal at Oak Ridge Middle School
by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017
Linn-Mar Community School District has named Travis Axeen the new principal of Oak Ridge Middle School.

Wanda Jordan, 55
by Report submitted · June 22nd, 2017
Wanda Ann Jordan, 55, of Marion, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the lodge in Palisades-Kepler State Park, 700 Kepler Drive, Mount Vernon. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Celebrating 76 years of marriage
by Report submitted · June 15th, 2017
Morris and Betty (Oliphant) Neighbor of Marion will celebrate their 76th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. They were married in Kahoka, MO. They have been blessed with three sons; Kent and Kay of Winthrop, Douglas and Marva of Marion, and Gene and Jeanie of Alburnett; 12 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

John "Jake" Dibel, 20
June 15th, 2017
John "Jake" Thomas Dibel, 20, of Iowa City, died surrounded by his loving family Friday, June 9, 2017, at his parents' home after a two-year battle with cancer. Jake's body has been donated to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program to contribute knowledge to medical students. Celebration of Life is from 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Lake Macbride State Park's Main Lodge, Solon.

Linn-Mar graduate completes U.S. Air Force basic military training
by Report submitted · June 15th, 2017
U.S. Air Force Airman Austin M. Diesburg graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Vayla Waddington, 76
by Report submitted · June 15th, 2017
Vayla Jayne Waddington, 76, of Marion, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017, following a sudden illness. The family greeted friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha. A Celebration of Life, conducted by Pastor Mary Beth Hartenstein, began at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery, Hiawatha. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Matthew Abbott, 49
by Report submitted · June 8th, 2017
Matthew Harry Abbott, 49, of Swisher, Iowa, formerly of Clinton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by Reverend Craig Peters. Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Richard "Dick" Yarnes, 81
by Report submitted · June 8th, 2017
Richard "Dick" Dewey Yarnes, 81, of Marion, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. In agreement with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marion, Iowa, with Rev. John Albertson officiating. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A private committal will take place at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Donna Rhoads, 90
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
Donna Lou Rhoads, 90, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital under hospice care, Cedar Rapids. Per Donna's wishes, cremation has taken place. The family greeted friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, where a Celebration of Life was held at 3 p.m. conducted by Reverend Dr. Howard Chapman.

Lee Miller, 77
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
Lee Richard Miller, 77, formerly of Winthrop, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Buchanan County Health Center, Independence. The family greeted friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Center Point. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by Mike Olinger. Burial took place at Troy Mills Cemetery, Troy Mills.

Patricia (Maloy) McManus, 69
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
Patricia Anna Lee (Maloy) McManus, 69, of Marion, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017, at her home. Celebration of Life was held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, with a Memorial Service beginning at 3 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Stuttgart, Arkansas.

William "Bill" Grant, 84
by Report submitted · June 1st, 2017
William "Bill" T. Grant, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 28, 2017, just shy of his 85th birthday. He grew up in Central City. He was born the son of Joseph and Esther (Clark) Grant.
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