Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ IVAN RAY GROUT
Ivan Ray Grout, son of Donald I. and Helen Stone Grout, was born March 8, 1951 at the Greater Community Hospital
in Creston, Iowa, and passed away January 7, 1987 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, as the result of
a car-pedestrian accident.
Ivan grew up in the Tingley vicinity where he attended Sunday School and church
at the United Methodist Church. He attended and graduated from the Mount Ayr Community High School and
furthered his education at the Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. He worked at Kings John Deere Implement
in Afton but preferred the outdoors life of farming, to which he returned.
He married Beverly Henry of
Mount Ayr on March 28, 1971. To this union was born Tara Dawn Grout, 15 years of age, and Niki Rae Grout,
12 years of age. In February of 1983 Ivan moved his family to Kingdom City, Missouri, were he lived until
Ivan served his country through the National Guard from January 1971 - 1977.
Ivan is survived by his
two daughters; their mother, Beverly; his parents, Donald and Helen; three sisters, Patty (Mrs. Rodney Stark) and
family of Mount Ayr, Mary (Mrs. Harold Adams) and family of Dows, and Billie Jo (Mrs. Curt Greene) and family of Mount
Ayr; two brothers, Glenn and family of Lenox and Ralph and family of Ankeny, and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and a younger brother, Lynn in 1981.
services were held from the United Methodist Church in Tingley, Iowa, on Saturday, January 19, 1987, conducted by
Rev. Jack Kendall. Music was provided by Mrs. Mildred Smith, John Allen and Gary Wurster.
Casketbearers were Allyn
Jarred, Gene Pettinger, Kent Trullinger, Larry Jarred, Gary Petersohn and Danny Lloyd Weeda. Burial was in the
Tingley Cemetery at Tingley, Iowa.
Submission by Mike Avitt, June of 2013
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