Archive for February, 2015

Delbert Hastings dies, age 83

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Delbert Hastings, 83, of Norway, Iowa died Jan. 21, 2015.  He was born March 7, 1931 to Robert and Deanie Smith Hastings at Eddyville, Iowa.  He and his younger brothers, Harold and John, grew up on a farm near Lovilia.  He graduated from Lovilia School with the class of 1949.

Delbert served for two years in the US Army during the Korean conflict.  After the service, he earned a degree at Simpson College.  June 3, 1956 he married Barbara Malloy.  They moved to Norway, Iowa where he taught school for 35 years.

Delbert was also a talented carpenter.  He was a very active member of Norway United Methodist church.

His son, Jeffrey, and wife, Sue, have two children, Emily and Scott and they all live in Cleveland, Ohio.  His daughter, Julie, and husband, Mike Sankot, live in Walford, Iowa.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.  Funeral service were in Oskaloosa Jan. 26.  Burial was in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa.  May he rest in Peace.


Joann Flahive Derby dies Feb. 14, 2015

Josephine Ann “Joann” Flahive Derby was born in Weller, Iowa to Bill and Mary Ann Bingaman Flahive Nov. 4, 1936.  She was educated in Lovilia, Iowa and graduated with the high school class of 1954.

On Jan. 12, 1957 she married Samuel L. Derby.  They were blessed with four children:  Rick, Randy, Sandy, and Shelly.  In turn she is blessed with nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, children, and grandchildren.  Also by six sisters: Mary Theresa, Marge, Geraldine, Florence, Catherine, and Delores, as well as one brother James.

Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Madeline and Bernice, and brothers, Ed, Bill and John.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Thursday Feb. 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Albia , Iowa.  Private burial at a later date.

Visitation Wed., Feb. 18 at Tharp Funeral Home, Albia, Iowa 3pm-8pm with rosary at 4pm and wake at 5pm.

Memorials may be made to Exira Care Center at 409 South Carthage, Exira, Iowa 50076.  She was residing there at the time of her death, Feb. 14, 2015.  Joann was 78 years of age.  May she rest in peace.