Harold M. Divelbess

Harold Divelbess, age 94, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley. Harold Moats Divelbess was born December 17, 1916, on his family’s farm where he lived all 94 years of his life. His parents were Bart and Carrie (Moats) Divelbess. He attended East Boyer Valley School and graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1934. Harold then began his farming career which spanned six decades as he farmed, first with his father, then by himself, and then with his son Jim. Harold married Mary Ellen Anderson on May 5, 1946 at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley. Harold and Mary enjoyed dancing and were members of the Movallian Dance Club of which Harold was president in 1971-1972. He had an avid interest in coon hunting which began when Harold was nine years old. He was a charter member of the Boyer Valley Coon Hunters’ Club. Harold’s dog, Blue Boy, won the Governor’s Cup in 1997. Harold also enjoyed writing and had several poems and short stories published in Full Cry hunting magazine. He was an avid reader his whole life and listened to books on tape when macular degeneration disabled his vision. Harold was a member of the Board of Trustees for Community Memorial Hospital for six years and a member of the Harrison County Extension Council for four years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors include his daughter: Ruth and husband Roger Crispin of Wichita, Kansas, sons; Wayne and wife Jen Divelbess of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Jim and wife Jill Divelbess of Logan, Iowa. He is also survived by grandchildren: Aaron (Maggie) Crispin, Adam Crispin, Ryan (Erin) Dunlay, Bailey Divelbess, Shelby Divelbess, and three step-grandchildren, Mitchell, Matthew and Marshall Barney, four great-grandchildren, Wyatt Crispin, Jane Crispin, Madeline Dunlay, and Max Dunlay. Harold is preceded in death by: his wife Mary of 62 years, parents, six year old son, Rodney and sister, Alice Divelbess Moorman. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church in Missouri Valley following the committal service. A memorial has been established with the Missouri Valley Public Library, 420 E. Huron Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555 In Loving Memory Of Harold M. Divelbess Born December 17, 1916 Missouri Valley, Iowa Entered Into Rest December 7, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 First Presbyterian Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Barbara and Roger Todd Pastor Larry Green Organist Genelle Riesland Vocalist Rick Powell Music Selections “In The Garden” “When Your Smiling” Casket Bearers Thomas Gann S.J. Acrea Don Brothers John Bertelson Pete Cunard Dave Vorthmann Final Resting Place Frazier Cemetery-Missouri Valley, Iowa

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