Mike, age 58, a lifetime resident of Lovilia, died August 16, 2016 in Lovilia. He was born on October 10, 1957 in Grinnell, Iowa to George and Bonnie (Gilliland) Gilbert.
Mike was a graduate of Albia Community High School, class of 1976. His enjoyments were rock hunting, NASCAR races, The Ellen Show, spending time with Landon, family, friends, and riding the golf cart with the grandkids.
He is survived by his children: Gabe (Tiffany) Gilbert of Knoxville, Shanna Gilbert and Nick Floden of Leighton, Heather Pettyjohn of Lovilia, Tatum Gilbert of Lovilia, and Landon Main of Albia. Also surviving are his mother, Bonnie Gilbert of Lovilia; brother, Pat (Teresa) Gilbert of Lovilia; and sister Angie (Mitch) McCombs of Des Moines. Mike also has nine grandchildren: Brayden, Bella, Chase, Gunner, Fisher, Tucker, Mackynzie, Carter, and Kelby. He also leaves a special family friend, Darcy McCombs of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Gilbert.
Interment was at Woodlawn cemetery in Lovilia, Iowa. May he rest in peace.
Leon Russell Chamberlain Has Died
Leon, age 65, of Lovilia, Iowa died Tuesday, August 30 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Leon was born October 3, 1950 in Knoxville, Iowa to Guy and Mary (Ballalatak) Chamberlain.
He graduated from Albia Community High School. Leon has enlistments in both the US Army and the US Navy.
On February 20, 1971 he married Sandra Lee Ryan at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lovilia. They were blessed with two sons: Russ and Tom. Sandra died on March 11, 2014.
Leon worked in maintenance at the Veterans Hospital in Knoxville until retirement.
Surviving are his son, Russ, (Dee) Chamberlain of Lovilia; son, Tom (Carol) Chamberlain of Lovilia and his grandchildren: Garrett Chidester, Devin Chamberlain, Kody Chamberlain, Alex Bonnett, Josey Chamberlain, Cole Chamberlain, Jennifer (Aaron) West, and Kallie (Richie) James. He also has six great grandchildren. Two brothers of Lovilia also survive: Gerald and Doyle.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m., Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia with Rev. Raymond Doser officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the American Legion of Lovilia, Albia, and Melrose will follow services at Osborn Cemetery near Lovilia.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 opening to the public at 1:00p.m. and family will be present from 6-8 p.m., Thursday evening at the Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia.
Memorials may be directed to the Osborn Cemetery. May he rest in peace.
Lovilia Fall Festival Saturday, September 10th
Here is the schedule in a nutshell:
Food served from the Community Building beginning at 11am and going to 7pm. Plus 4-H club will be selling yummy servings of desserts and Rob Wallace will have his kettle corn again.
Vendors mini mall from noon-6pm . From jewelry to airbrush tattoos. Check it out.
Parade lineup 12:30pm at the Catholic Church and parade start will be 1 p.m. Line up and watch from the church all the way to the post office. Floats, cars, tractors, golf carts, and horses. Something for everyone. If you have not entered the parade yet, call Ryan Shaw 641-891-7162 or Jessica Mansur 641-218-0156.
Firemen’s water fights are planned to start after the parade about 2p.m. Come watch the teams battle it out.
Kids games will be available from 2 p.m. through 6 p.m. Lots of games and lots of prizes.
Car show immediately after the parade on E Ave. (main street). Admirers and gawkers can vote on the vehicle they like best. The one with the most votes gets a nice “People’s Choice” plaque.
Stage entertainment will be from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.. Yes, that is right. Eight hours of free music, courtesy of the festival committee and donors. It will be a country, rock, toe tapping extravaganza. Bring your lawn chairs and listen at the stage in front of the community building or sit on the bleachers there. Leading off the day will be Mary and Nick, then Sylvia Bain, Blue Grass Blondies, and Hunter McAninch. Then at 7 p.m. Hunter will join the Coal Mule band and play till we finish at 10 p.m. Coal Mule band is Paul Fey on bass, Bobby Morney on drums, John Bain on lead guitar, and Paul Hatfield on rhythm guitar. And they all join in on vocals. Also, between performances, raffle prizes will be drawn. So don’t miss the great music and chance to win prizes.
Bag tournament at 4 p.m. for those who want to test their skill. Team entry fee is $10, single elimination, and the winning team gets 1/2 of the proceeds. To sign up be at the grassy lot beside the bank at 3:30pm or call or text Shane Nichols 641-660-1756 or Jessica Nichols 641-295-1786.
Be there Sept.10th. Be there or be square.
St. Peter’s Annual Picnic October 9th, Sunday
10:30mass and lunch served from 11a.m.-1p.m. Beef with homemade noodles or ham and real mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls, green beans, desserts, and beverages.
After your meal shop at the country store, buy a raffle ticket(all prizes are cash), and get a seat for the auction. Come join in the fun!