Burl B. Dickerson was born at Mt. Ayr on July 4, 1908 to William and Imogene
(Stark) Dickerson and passed away June 16, 1994 in the Lenox Care Center in
He married Ruth Coverdell in October 1933. They had two daughters, Barbara and
0n July 29, 1961, he married Aileene Hogue Monaghan and accepted her three
children, James, Debra and Jeffrey, as his own.
He lived most of his life in Ringgold County, Iowa, except for 10 1/2 years
when he lived in Bentonville, Ark., and his last year in Lenox.
He worked various jobs in Ringgold County; Mutt Holland Cafe, Ellston
Telephone, owned Texaco, worked at Chevrolet Garage, Ringgold County Hospital
and retired from Contel Telephone in 1973 after eight years.
Burl loved fishing, dancing, playing cards and listening to country music.
When his health failed his wife, Aileene, took care of him
as long as she was able. He entered the Lenox Care Center on Feb. 24, 1994.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Barbara; sister Fern Smith;
and brothers Dale and Evan.
Survivors include his wife Aileene; daughters Claudia (husband Larry)
Schwienebart of Baxter, Iowa; Debra (husband Glenn) Grout of Lenox; sons James
Monaghan, Jeffrey and Cindy Monaghan of Mason City; 11 grandchildren,
including Rachael and Melissa Grout; three great grandchildren; sister Oma
Reynolds of Ames; brothers Hollis (wife Madge) Dickerson of Des Moines, George
(wife Laurie) of Tulsa, Okla., and Percy (wife Virginia) Dickerson of
Greenfield, Iowa; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held June 18 at Wilson Watson Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr,
with burial after cremation in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014