Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Obituaries

January 9, 2014

Sandra Lee Ford

Sandra Lee Ford, age 68, of Bussey, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center in Pella.

Sandra was born in Des Moines on March 19, 1945, the daughter of Clarence Henry and Bonnie Jean (Grylls) Plum. Sandra was raised in Bussey and attended Bussey High School.

On Jan. 18, 1962, Sandra and Phillip Dean Ford were united in marriage. Sandra and Phillip shared 44 years of marriage and they were blessed with three children: Cindy, Richard and Russell. Phillip passed away on July 20, 2006.

Sandra was a homemaker and enjoyed visiting with her family and playing games, especially 31 with her lady friends. She liked to scratch lottery tickets and go gambling. She also, with her family, helped run the Liberty Recreational Center in Bussey.

Sandra is survived by her children, Cindy (Joe) Hirchak of Bussey, Richard Ford of North Liberty and Russell Ford of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Josh Ford, Makayla Hirchak, Micheal Brees and Chris Ford; and four great-grandchildren, Kennedi, Kaisey, Zoey and Stephanie. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mary Showers of Lovilia, Bobbi Plum of Altoona and Patty Sage of Knoxville; and one brother, Robert Plum of Knoxville.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bonnie Plum; her husband, Phillip Dean Ford; and one sister, Pam Plum.

A celebration of life service for Sandra was held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the Bussey Community Center of Bussey. Following services a luncheon and visiting will be held at the Community Center. A private family burial will be held at the Liberty Cemetery at a later date.

A memorial has been established to the Liberty Cemetery Association. Condolences may be sent to www.winfieldfh.com. The Winfield Funeral Home is assisting Sandra’s family with services.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Noftsger obit pic Mary Noftsger Mary Dorathea Willson Noftsger was born on Oct. 14, 1914, in Blue Hill, Neb., the daughter of Dora and George Willson. She attended kindergarten through high school in Blue Hill, where she enjoyed sports and being in the high school pep club. Mary wa

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gray obit photo Lavonne Gray Lavonne Harriet Gray, age 87 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, at the Mercy West Lake Hospital in West Des Moines. Lavonne was born in Frost Village, Minn., on March 4, 1927, the daughter of Theodore Knute and Hannah (Lund)

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Geery obit pic Wilma Geery Wilma Lucinda Geery was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Tracy, the daughter of John and Anna (Thompson) Angelo. On Dec. 27, 1953, Wilma was united in marriage to Keith Geery, Sr. Keith was in the service and the couple lived in several locations, including Ca

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dewey obit pic Dewey A. Fastenau Dewey A. Fastenau, age 77 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014, at the Hospice Comfort House of Pella. Dewey was born in Villisca, Iowa, on June 13, 1936, the son of Henry and Elvira (Sunderman) Fastenau. Dewey attended the Vill

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Linda Cowman Linda S. Cowman, age 73 of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening, April 14, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital of Knoxville. Linda’s wishes were to be cremated and a Celebration of Life memorial gathering, with Linda’s family present, will be held from

    April 16, 2014

  • Starr obit pic Donald Starr Donald Wesley Starr was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Carl and Etta (Hansel) Starr. As a young man, Don worked on the family farm and for Strawberry Point Creamery. On Aug. 14, 1942, Don enlisted in the United States Army and fait

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lova obit pic Lova Devee Storm Lova Devee Storm was born in Wayne County on Feb. 19, 1923. She was the daughter of Lester and Floy (Guthrie) Thatcher. Lova departed this life on April 5, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville, at the age of 91 years. Lova grew

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bly obit pic Charles M. Bly Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist. Charles was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Pleasantville, to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Lova Storm

    April 8, 2014

  • Jackson obit pic Duane Jackson Duane Glen Jackson was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Newell, Iowa, the son of Ralph Andrew Jackson and Carmaleta (Rogers) Jackson. Growing up, Duane's family lived in various towns around Iowa, including Fonda, Derby and Des Moines. As a young adult he work

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

Features
AP Video
Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Obama, Biden Announce $600M for Job Grants Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Boston Officials: No Bags at Marathon Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Events
Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
Other
     View Results