Monday, August 29, 2011

George Richard Mincks, 1924-2011

The Seymour Herald- 25 August 2011
  George Richard Mincks, 87, passed away peace-fully to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines following a tractor accident.
  Richard was born in Jerome, Iowa to George and Ida (Morrison) Mincks, April 24, 1924.  In 1943 he graduated from Seymour High School and was united in marriage to Genevieve Catherine Rash. To this union two children were born: Mary Catherine and Steven Richard.
George Richard Mincks
  Richard lived his entire life in the Jerome-Seymour area pursuing his desired profession of farming. He served as a Monroe Township Trustee, a member of the Wayne County Fair Board, and a leader of the Walnut-Monroe Lone Tree 4-H Club. He was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church where he held numerous positions and enjoyed singing in the choir. He also enjoyed singing with the Coal Miners Choir.
  He is survived by his daughter Mary Catherine (Gary) Couchman of Bella Vista, Arkansas and son Steven Richard Mincks and Bill Williams of Seymour; grandchildren Duane of Urbandale and Troy (Melanie) of Bella Vista, Arkansas; great-grandson Keith of Bella Vista, Arkansas; brother William (Donna) Mincks of Cedar Falls, Iowa; and sister-in-law Deloris Darrah of Seymour, Iowa. He leaves many loving nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
  His loving wife Genevieve, sister-in-law Rowena Robinson and brothers-in-law Don Robinson and Eugene Darrah, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services were held Monday, August 22 at the Seymour United Methodist Church with Reverend Mike Finn officiating.
  Pianist was Mary Parker and vocalists were the United Methodist Church Choir and Milton Albertson.
  Musical selections were “The Lord’s Prayer,” “My God and I,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Hard to Say Good-Bye.”
  Bearers were Keith Couchman, Josh Wells, Todd Rider, Todd Robinson, Nathan Wells, and Nolan Wells.
  Interment was in Southlawn Cemetery.
  In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the Seymour United Methodist Church.
  Picture of George Richard Mincks is from the Obituaries Section of the Daily Iowegian website posted on 19 August 2011.

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