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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa

OBITUARY - LOREN MAGGARD

Loren MAGGARD, 68, of Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9 [1981], at the Des Moines General Hospital of cancer after a three-year illness.

He was born August 5, 1913, to Lance E. and Nellie BEAR MAGGARD, in Monroe Township, Ringgold County. He grew to manhood there and on June 19, 1931, he was united in marriage to Doris McCONNELL. This union was blessed with two children, a daughter Lorna Deloris HAMMOND; and a son, Conrad C., both of Altoona.

In 1952, the family moved to Des Moines. In 1967, they moved to Altoona where Loren was an insurance and investment salesman. He had retired in 1975.

In addition to his wife, Doris, and children, Deloris and Conrad, he leaves a son-in-law, Robert HAMMOND, and a daughter-in-law, Maxine MAGGARD, both of Altoona; four grandchildren, Loren Michael HAMMOND of Des Moines, Shaney Doe JACOBSON of Atlantic, Iowa, and her husband, Richard; Lance and Sherri MAGGARD of Altoona; two dear little great-granddaughters, Rebecca and Melissa HAMMOND, and two God children, Vicki SHEPERD of Des Moines, and Teri SHEPERD of Lincoln, Neb. Also, two sisters, Lula BAKER and Mary MILLARD, and a brother, Clifford, all of Creston, dear nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many loyal friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy and Norval; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

For One Who Gives So Much To Others
by Helen Steiner Rice
It's not the things that can be bought
That are life's richest treasure.
It's just the little "heart gifts"
That money cannot measure.
A cheerful smile, a friendly word,
A sympathetic nod
Are priceless little treasures
From the storehouse of our God. . .
They are the things that can't be bought
With silver or with gold
For thoughtfulness and kindness
And love are never sold. . .
They are the priceless things of life
For which no one can pay,
And the giver finds rich recompense
In Giving Them Away.
And who on earth gives more away
and does more good for others,
Than understanding, kind and wise
And selfless, loving Fathers
Who ask no more than just the joy
of helping those they love
To find in life the happiness
That they are dreaming of.

Visitation was held Friday evening at the Altoona Funeral Homes. Church services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Beaconsfield Methodist Church with Rev. Walter ZARR officiating. The organist was Barbara WALTERS, and soloist, Rose McALEXANDER. Interment was in the Ellston Cemetery at Ellston. Casketbearers were Raymond JONES, Donald Sevier, Delbert SEVIER, Jack CORLL, Eugene McALEXANDER and Kenneth McALEXANDER. Honorary pallbearers were Don MOON, Marion ETHINGTON, John SHEPERD, Paul TWEDT, David HARRISON and Al BETTIS.

Photograph courtesy of the Bear Family

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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