Category Archives: Milestones

Margie Cummings – 75

  Margie Cummings will celebrate her 75th birthday on December 9th. Help make this memorable. Send birthday wishes to Margie at 2596 Hawk Ridge Court SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Mary Yarrow Hoppe – 85

  Mary Yarrow Hoppe will celebrate her 85th birthday December 10, 2016, with a family dinner at Missoula, MT. She is the daughter of Joseph Lembke and Margaret Hamilton. Mary was born December 12, 1931.
Mary Lembke married Roy Yarrow in 1951, he died in 1994. She married John Hoppe, he died in 2009. Mary is retired from employment with the State of Iowa, she was the Manager of the Iowa Liquor Store in La Porte City.
Mary’s children are Ray Yarrow and Kathy DeNeut Cornelius and a deceased step daughter, Linda Stoner. Mary has six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to shower her with cards at 2798 Flynn, Missoula, MT 59808 or phone calls at 406-549-0665.

Mary Hindman – 100

Mary Hindman is celebrating her 100th birthday in December. She would enjoy a Christmas card with a birthday wish, a birthday card with a Christmas wish, a simple note with a memory, or an e-mail Her address is Suite 116, 378 27th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404-4027 

Ruby Sides – 95

  Ruby Dixon Sides celebrated her 95th birthday on November 13, 2016 with a family gathering in her home in La Porte City. She was born on November 19, 1921 in Kings Mountain, NC. She married Warren A. Sides, Jr. on December 15, 1945 in Charlotte, NC. He passed in April of 1982.
Ruby worked at Southern Bell Telephone Co. in NC, as a teacher in La Porte City and Brandon, as a waitress at Angel’s Café, and in Thompson’s Jack and Jill Grocery Store, both in La Porte City. She was active in her church and in the community and still enjoys playing Bridge at the Senior Center.
Her family includes her son Dick (Sally), their children and spouses and grandchildren, and her daughter Helen (Pat Merchant) and their sons and spouses and grandson. She has a sister Nell (Bill Jones) in North Carolina, five sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Cards may be sent belatedly to 503 Locust St., La Porte City, IA, 50651.

Flora Mae Taylor


Flora Mae (Martinez) Taylor, 85, of La Porte City, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her home of natural causes. She was born September 16, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colorado the daughter of James and Elisia (Lopez) Martinez.  She married Orlin Dee Taylor, Sr. on March 2, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado; he preceded her in death on November 18, 2007.

Flora had worked as a nurse, factory worker at Mattel and in housekeeping.  She was a member of the V.F.W, A.B.A.T.E of Iowa District 16 and a Red Cross Volunteer. She enjoyed playing Bingo, yard sales and was a collector of all.

Survived by: two sons, Jim (Sandy) Taylor of Walker, Orlin (Sue) Taylor, Jr. of Waterloo; two daughters, Beverly (Lester) Griswold of La Porte City, Sharon (Lance) Husmann of Mount Auburn; 16 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Tony (Carmen) Martinez of Arizona, Victor (Patricia) Martinez of Colorado and three sisters, Mary Alice Peterson of California, Suzie Martinez of Colorado and Barbara (Jeff) Price of Colorado.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one grandson, Richard C. “Ricky” Coleman, Jr.; one brother, Raymond Martinez and two sisters, Maryann Flanagan and PeeWee.

Services: will be held 11:00 a.m Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with inurnment in the West View Cemetery Saturday, December 3, 2016 following her Grandson, Richard C. “Ricky” Coleman, Jr.’s service.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131.  Online condolences may be left at


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