Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June, 12, 2003
OBITUARY - FRANK BRICE REASONER
Frank Brice REASONER, the oldest child of Brice "Babe" REASONER and Estella "Stella" (LANDES) REASONER, was born Sept. 18,
1921, at home northwest of Beaconsfield and died June 2, 2003, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr where he had lived for a
short time. He was 81.
He lived most of his life near Beaconsfield in the home where he was born. He graduated from Beaconsfield High School in
On Jan. 23, 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served in the 7th Air Force 11th Bomb Group in the Pacific Theatre
Campaign. He was proud to have served his country and remained active in their reunion association. He was honorably
discharged from the military on Sept. 2, 1945.
Mr. REASONER married Mary Louise PETERSON on June 4, 1945, in Page, N.D. They returned to Beaconsfield where he joined
his father at REASONER Garage and Implement, a business his father started in 1935.
He served on the Beaconsfield School Board, held various positions with the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church and was
a member of the American Legion in Grand River.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife on March 16, 1986, and an infant sister, Jeanette REASONER on Dec. 25,
Mr. REASONER is survived by a daughter, Lois SCHULTZ and her husband, John SCHULTZ, of Indianola; two sons, John REASONER
and his wife, Diane REASONER, of Beaconsfield and Robert REASONER and his wife, Glenda REASONER, of Osceola; seven
grandchildren, Laura MARQUARDT of Ankeny, Nathan, Jeremy and Dan REASONER of Beaconsfield, Andrea, Lindsey and Travis
REASONER, of Osceola; a sister, Mescal GILBERT; his dear friend Marie WATSON of Mount Ayr; nieces, nephews, cousins and
Funeral services were June 5 at the United Methodist Church in Beaconsfield, the Rev. Rick HAWKINS officiating. Musicians
were Gloria FAUST and Garry PALMER. Nathan REASONER played Taps and Melvin PLOESSEL played the bagpipes. Musical
selections were In the Garden and The Lordís Prayer. The congregation sang How Great Thou Art.
Casket bearers were Nathan REASONER, Dan REASONER, Bill HYNEK, Jeremy REASONER, Travis REASONER and Nick MORRELL.
Honorary bearers were Duane POORE, Wayne PALMER, Rex WALTERS, Albert HEWLETT, Raymond JONES, Kenneth DRIFTMIER, Jim
STUMPF, Keith WHITSON, Lee BAKER, Ron WILLEY, Jim SMITH, Jean MANNING, Don KELLER, Richard HOHL and David JENNINGS.
Military rites were by Ringgold Post No. 172 American Legion.
Interment was in the Oliver Cemetery in Kellerton.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010
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