OBITUARY - HAROLD W. "BIB" COMBS
H. W. "Bib" COMBS was born March 23, 1918 in the farm home of his parents, Charley COMBS and Mae (WILKINSON) COMBS, near
Allendale, Missouri. He passed away on February 15, 2010 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
The family moved to Redding, Iowa, where Bib graduated from high school with the class of 1936.
Bib served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He and Maxine SEGO were married September 1, 1945, in Troy, Kansas.
One son, Michael, was born to this union. Following their marriage, the couple farmed in the Redding area until retiring
to their home in Mount Ayr in 1987. They were privileged to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2005.
Bib was a member of the American Legion Post No. 172, Mount Ayr, Iowa; Allensville Lodge 194, Grant City Missouri;
Shriners; Redding United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Mount Ayr Golf and Country Club where he
enjoyed playing golf with the "senior group." He served on the first board of directors of the newly organized Mount
Ayr Community School District. Bib was involved in sports during high school (especially basketball) and maintained
this interest throughout his life.
Bib is preceded in death by his wife, his parents and his siblings Cecil COMBS, Harley COMBS, Tim COMBS, John COMBS,
Gladys THOMPSON, Ruby JENNINGS and Cleda DANIALS.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Gloria COMBS of Mount Ayr; sister-in-law Vera COMBS of Mount
Ayr, nieces and nephews; members of Maxine's family and many friends.
Services were held Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr.
Harold's military page
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010
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