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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, December 10, 2014

OBITUARY ~ EARLE M. SCHAD
July 25, 1917 ~ December 08, 2014

Earle M. Schad, 97, of Mount Ayr Iowa passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 with his family at his side at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Earle left this life as a unsung artist in farming, pencil art, woodworking, geneology, his personal naval history and publishing of his own book. A celebration of life visitation for Earle and Mona will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 13 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Private family burial will be held at the Oakland Cemetery south of Shannon City. Memorials will be decided later to stay in Ringgold County.

Earle was born July 25, 1917 in Fontanelle, Iowa to Fay Alexander Schad and Lulu Frances (Rosebaugh) Schad. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1947. On December 2, 1948 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Althea Ramona Hineline at the First Christian Church in Creston. Earle spent most of his adult life in Ringgold County where he farmed and retired as shop foreman for Ringgold County.

Earle was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Althea (Mona) Schad in 2011; infant daughter; two sisters, Wynette Schad and Cheryl Arnold. Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Larry (wife Joyce) Schad of Creston and Gary (wife Carol) Schad of Clive; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.

Earle Schadís family would like to thank the Maple Ridge Assisted Living and Mount Ayr Healthcare and their staff for the great care they received.

Memorials will be decided later to stay in Ringgold County.

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Althea Ramona Hineline was born in Florence, Nebraska to James F. and Martha Green Hineline on January 30, 1922. She received her education in the Florence schools through 10th grade. She took a GED course and graduated with her youngest son at the old Afton high school. She was the fifth child of nine children. She had four brothers and five sisters. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death as did her parents.

She was a quiet gentle soul. She loved us all with all her heart and soul. She worked beside me on the farm and loved the farm life. She was a great gardener and had a yard full of flowers. I taught her to shoot a rifle and shotgun and she had a dead eye. One day she opened her porch door and faced a badger not six feet away. In checking the cattle one day, she came upon a sleeping coyote and both were very surprised. She loved working with the cattle. She put hay bales in the elevator for me and she drove the tractor.

She left the city out of her life. She was a thrifty person. I would say, "Mona why don't you get some better clothes?" Her answer was, "These will do." She never in all our married years asked me to take her anyplace. I would say, "Shouldn't we go see your parents?" She was always satisfied with things as they were. Most times we never went anyplace without each other.

What a wonderful person. She loved me for whatever reason and I loved her. We bid you fond farewell; Mona. Mona passed away August 27, 2011.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2015

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