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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 17, 2003

OBITUARY ~ DWAINE LELAND DAUGHTON

Dwain Leland DAUGHTON, age 92, of Maryville, Missouri, was born August 25, 1910, and died April 4, 2003 at Nodaway Nursing Home in Maryville.

Dwain was born and raised in Richland township, Decatur county, Iowa to Emmett and Alice (JACKSON) DAUGHTON. After graduating from Grand River high school in 1926, he attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1931.

In December of 1935 he married Kathryn Irene BROWN. Three children were born to this union.

He was a school principal, teacher and coach at Charter Oak, Iowa until 1936. Then he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps as an education supervisor in several different camps in northern Minnesota. After the outbreak of World War II, he served on the Red Cross in Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska. In 1944 he joined the Navy and served as a Watch officer, Gunnery Officer and Division Officer. While on a troop transport ship in the Pacific Theater, he participated in the last major Pacific battle at Okinawa. He was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant in 1946. He and his family moved back to Grand River and he began a 23-year career as a training supervisor and contact officer with the Veterans' Administration, retiring in 1969. In 1990, he moved to Maryville where he lived until he was admitted to the nursing home in November 2000.

Dwain enjoyed reading and playing cards. In addition, he was a highly valued partner in Trivial Pursuit for his knowledge of history ad geography. He cherished his nine grandchildren and was most proud of their success.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; a brother James L. DAUGHTON; and an infant brother Dwight.

Survivors include his three children and their spouses, James and Della DAUGHTON of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Bruce and Mary Pat DAUGHTON of Billings, Montana, and Sheila and Alfred KELLY of Maryville, Missouri; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2003 at Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon with Reverends Terry D. ROBERTS and James M. DAUGHTON officiating. Casket bearers were Bruce DAUGHTON, Daniel DAUGHTER, James DAUGHTON, Michael DAUGHTON, William DAUGHTON, Alfred KELLY, Douglas KELLY and Jeffry KEIFFER.

Interment was in the Grand River Cemetery, Grand River.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012

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