Archive for March, 2013

June 9th, Sunday, Lovilia School Reunion Day Tour

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

John Bain and family are welcoming the school reunion attendees to take a tour of the Lovilia school building that day. John and his family bought the building and have been living and working there while remodeling it too.

I am sure anyone who went to school there at some time would enjoy seeing what they have done with the building. We want to thank them for generously letting us have this peek at a place that furnished many a school memory.

Lovilia All School Reunion Update

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The 10th Lovilia High School Alumni Reunion will be Sunday, June 9th at the Lovilia Community building.

Registration begins at 11:30 a. m.
To help defray expenses the registration fee will be $5.00.

Community Betterment committee will serve a light lunch from noon until 1:30 p.m.

Program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The building is now air-conditioned so you can enjoy your celebration in cool comfort.

A letter to all graduates and friends will be mailed the first week of April.

If you have any questions, please call anyone on the reunion committee.

The reunion committee members are: Sandy Winegardner, chairman,
Ruth Belzer, Mary Lou Bingaman, Gayle Hastings, Kae Morgan, Ilene Pottorff, Marilyn Vandenberg, and Margaret Vittetoe.

Be sure and mark your calendar for June 9th, Sunday. You will not want to miss seeing your old friends for a day of remembering and catching up.

April 28 Lovilia Memorial Service for Worker’s Memorial Day

Friday, March 15th, 2013

April 28th each year is the worldwide Worker’s Memorial Day.  This is new to me as it may be to you.  Susan Beary asked Lovilia city council if we could have a memorial walk and service and they agreed.

This day is to remember all workers who have died on the job or contracted a chronic illness from exposure to something harmful at the work site.  If you have someone you want remembered, please call Susan at 641-946-7952.  We invite everyone who wishes to honor these workers to come walk with us.

We will meet at the Lovilia Community Building at 6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m. we will walk from the building to E Ave. South (main street) and proceed South to the Catholic Church. Then we will turn left and walk to F Ave. (back street). Next turn and go North to the car wash where we turn left and go two blocks which returns us to the community building.

Once there we will pass out and light candles to hold in memory of those who died or were injured.  The names and circumstances of the death or illness will be read.  We will also include groups who died that we have no names for from many different work settings.

We will conclude with prayer for these people to rest in eternal peace and for us the living to continue to work for safe and healthy work places for all.


Mark your Calendar for June 8th, Saturday from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

This will be a promotion day for the encouragement of all households in Lovilia and the rural area to come and recycle.  We will have a surprise thank you item for each child who brings something to recycle and for each adult.

See you that day at the recycle trailer in Lovilia.  If you have questions, call Susan Beary at 641-946-7952.

Lovilia city records show 226 households in Lovilia.  How many currently recycle?  Under 50.  A goal to reach of 100 participating households on this day would be a proud day to be sure.

Would you help us reach this goal? If you need to see the list of what you can recycle, click back on the blog to the one posted on Jan. 29, 2013 and all is listed there.   See you June 8th at the trailer!!

Patricia Findley Dies

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Pat died Feb. 28, 2013 in her home in Hesston, Kansas.

Born Nov. 11, 1926 in Albia to Maretta Forster Gray and William Gray. On Dec. 10, 1944 she married Donald Findley of Lovilia.

Together they farmed until he died in 1985. Pat then ran the farm herself until retiring in 2002. Pat then moved to Hesston to be near her daughter , Billie Christine Roth, called Chris.

Both Don and Pat loved square dancing and both became callers for the dances.

She was active in United Methodist Church in Lovilia. In 2001 she was named to the Monroe County Farm Bureau Hall of Fame. Pat also served for 11 years as a Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner.

Pat is survived by her daughter Chris, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren

Graveside services were held at the rural Osborne Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


Megan Marie Selby Dies

Megan was the adopted daughter of Kirby and Pam Selby of Albia, former residents of Lovilia.  Megan’s birthday was Jan. 29, 1984.  She died Mar. 7, 2013 at her home in Chariton.

She graduated from Albia High School in the class of 2002.

Her grandmother is Norma Barnes of Lovilia.

The funeral was Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Cornerstone Community Church in Albia and burial was in Service Chapel Cemetery in rural Monroe County.  May she rest in peace.