Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 10, 2016, Page 14
Johnny Hamblen, 68, of Kellerton, formerly of Grant City and Allendale, MO, passed away March 6, 2016 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr. A visitation will be held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr
on Wednesday, March 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 10.
A complete obituary will appear in next week's edition.
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OBITUARY ~ JOHNNY ALFRED "John" HAMBLEN
December 30, 1947 ~ March 06, 2016
Johnny Alfred Hamblen was born December 30, 1947 at the family farm just outside of Allendale, Missouri. He was called home on March 6, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
John was the 3rd of 4 children born to Henry & Cora (Scott) Hamblen. John attended Allendale area school before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on December 5, 1967. It was shortly after John enlisted that he was called into action and fought for his country in the Vietnam War. John served until being honorably discharged on December 4, 1973. John was a very proud Marine; never saying, "I was a Marine" but rather, "I am a Marine". John fought like a Marine until his final breath.
John worked at the Grant City Sale Barn for many years. He broke horses; was a farm hand; and built grain bins among many other jobs in his life. Nothing gave him as much joy as his cowboy way of life.
John was married and divorced three times. From these unions came 4 sons, 2 daughters and a step-daughter that he loved very much.
John was preceded in death by his parents; sister Margaret; brothers Billy and Jackie; and his life long friend Jeanie Hamblen.
Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Regina Culbreth & husband Scott of Bladenboro, North Carolina & their children Jacilyne, Jonathan, Josephine and Jude; son John Minteer of Liscomb, Iowa & his children Tye and Tres; son Clifford Minteer of Union, Iowa & his children Kaitlyn, William, Waylen and Walker; son Ryan Minteer of Union, Iowa & his son Christian; step-daughter Mindy England of Sac City, Iowa; son Jackie Marler of Creston, Iowa & his son Kolten; daughter Amanda Mains of Sharpsburg, Iowa & her children Nathan and Clinton; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and loved ones.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
[Interment was made at Kirk Cemetery, Allendale, Missouri.]
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016