The Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
July 3, 1975
OBITUARY - ARLEN H. DREDGE
Arlen Hubert DREDGE passed away June 21, 1975, at his farm in Rice Township after a lingering illness at the age of
84 years, six months and six days.
Arlen was born Dec. 15, 1890, to Martha CHAMBERLAND and Albert DREDGE near
Elmo. Mo. On Dec. 24, 1910, he was married to Arzetta COLTER; this union was blessed with nine children, five boys and
four girls. In 1915, Arlen and his family of three children came to Iowa to live on a farm near Tingley; the rest of
his life was spent on farms in Ringgold county. He also drove the school wagon near Arispe.
Arlen and Arzetta were
priviliged to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversay Dec. 25, 1974. Arlen has lived a good life and will be greatly
missed by his loved ones and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Arzetta and his nine children - Lorene and Edward
JONES of Kansas City, Kan.; Hubert and Helen DREDGE of Wichita, Kan.; Henry and Elaine DREDGE of National City, Calif.;
Anna Belle and Richard KNIGHT; Frank and Elizabeth DREDGE; Junior and Roena DREDGE of Mount Ayr; Marie and John
RAINS, Elva Lee HALEY of Des Moints; Lloyd and Loree DREDGE of Valley
Center, Kan.; 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margie LINCOLN of Sheridan, Mo. and a host of
nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, his parents, one brother, Walker DREDGE,
one sister, Kathy HORN, and one son-in-law Raymond R. HALEY.Loving Memories
Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall. You had a kindly word for each and died beloved by all.
The voice is mute and stilled, the heart that loved us well and true, Oh, bitter was the trial to part from one so
good as you.
You are not forgotten, loved one. Nor will you ever be; as long as life and memory last, we will
We miss you now, our hearts are sore. As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your
gentle face, no one can fill your vacant place.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24, from Rhoades-Wilson
Funeral Home with Rev. Jerrold SWINTON officiating. Casketbearers were Ralph LONG, George STILL, Harold LINDEMAN,
Larry GILES, Lyndon NICHOLS and Jim EASTON. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery, Mount Ayr.
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