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Obituaries Matthew Hollingsworth

Matthew Thomas Hollingsworth, 21, of Vermillion died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003 near Vermillion as a result of an auto accident.

Mr. Hollingsworth was born May 1, 1982 in Vermillion to Tom and Laura (Jacobsen) Hollingsworth. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 2000, and was employed at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion. He graduated from the Mundus Golf Institute in Phoenix, AZ in February.

Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his parents, Tom and Laura, and two sisters, Morgan and Whitney, all of Vermillion; and his grandparents, Janet Hollingsworth and Pam Jacobsen of Vermillion, and Bud and Alyce Christenson of Mesa, AZ. He is also survived by a great-grandmother, Leone Anderson of Vermillion.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tim Hollingsworth and Jack Jacobsen, and a cousin, Michael Groves.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion, with burial of ashes to follow in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

Visitation will be Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family present at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

James Adams

Dr. James R. Adams, 59, died on Aug. 6, 2003, in San Francisco. He is survived by his three children, James Dietrich Adams of Colorado, Christina Louise Adams of Colorado, and Justin Gardner Adams of Kentucky.

His mother, Louise Lewis Adams, resides in California. Dr. Adams is also survived by siblings Dr. Audrey Adams, Donald Adams, Nancy Adams, Lori Adams Bormann, and Kristi Adams Marsella of California, and Carolyn Adams of Washington. All members of the Adams family are past residents of Vermillion.

Born Feb. 3, 1944, in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Adams was the first son of James R. Adams and Louise Lewis Adams. He graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, in 1962.

He attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls until 1965. He then attended medical school, receiving his BS in medicine from The University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1967.

He graduated with an MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 1969. His postgraduate training consisted of a surgical residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a pathology residency.

Dr. Adams enjoyed a successful career in emergency medicine in Chicago area hospitals, retiring in 2001.

Throughout his life, Dr. Adams had been involved with racing � beginning with sports cars, and ending with motorcycle racing. He was passionately committed to racing safety, founding the Tachyon Sports Injury Research Foundation, which actively researched track safety. He fully embraced the spirit of racing and the racing community.

Dr. Adams was a gifted writer, and produced many publications ranging from a book about autopsy procedure to numerous articles in racing publications. His enthusiasm for life, his sense of humor, and his sharp intellect enriched the lives of his family, friends, and associates.

Leola Hawkins

Leola Hawkins, 79, of Cleghorn, IA, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee, IA.

Leola Fredonia Hart was born Nov. 15, 1923, at Santa Ana, CA, the daughter of William and Grace (Boyce) Hart. She graduated from Santa Ana High School and worked as a dental assistant during World War II.

On April 20, 1946, she and Duane Douglas Hawkins were united in marriage at the United Brethren Church, her home church in Santa Ana.

They lived in California for a few years prior to their move to the Remsen, IA area. They farmed north of Remsen until 1976 when they moved to a farm near Wakonda. The couple retired in 1998 and made their home in Cleghorn, IA.

Mrs. Hawkins had been a member of the Seney United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School with her husband. She had also been active in the Wakonda Methodist Church and was currently attending Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, IA. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery as well as flower gardening and arranging.

Survivors include her two daughters, Pamela Sanow and her husband, Allen, of Marcus, IA, and Jill Roder and her husband, Wayne, of Kingsley, IA; a son, Jon of Woodburn, OR; four grandchildren, Heidi Sanow, Nanette Sanow, Katie Roder and Andy Roder; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dillon and Caden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Duane on Jan. 6, 2001; a son, Timothy Duane, in 1959; and a sister, Wilma Greer.

A Celebration of Life service was held 10:30 a.m. July 21 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars, IA. Burial followed in the Seney Cemetery, Seney, IA. Visitation was after 2 p.m. July 20 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m.

John Jolley

John Robert (Bob) Jolley died July 29, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.

He was born on Jan. 19, 1924 in Vermillion. He was the only child of Mabel and Herbert Jolley. They later moved to California where he graduated from high school in San Diego. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served his country until World War II ended in 1945.

He and Donarae Albers were married Aug. 11, 1952 in Vermillion. They lived for a while in Vermillion, later in California and moved to Blunt in 1963. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers at Oahe Dam near Pierre until his retirement.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Donarae; his daughter, Mary Gregory and her husband, Charlie of Rapid City; sons Mike Jolley and his wife, Kim of Salt Lake City, UT, and Pat and Brenda Jolley of Canistota; and grandsons Brandon, Sioux Falls, Sean, Sam, Shay and Scottie of Canistota.

Mr. Jolley was fiercely loyal to his family, his country and the New York Yankees.

Funeral Mass was at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre.

Mathilda Iverson

Mathilda M. "Tillie" Iverson, 76, Sturgis, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Sturgis Community Health Care Center.

Visitation was noon until 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, and one hour prior to funeral services on Monday, Aug. 4, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with the Rev. Herbert Cleveland officiating. Burial followed in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established.

Mrs. Iverson was born May 23, 1927, at Yankton, to Einar and Hilda (Hanson) Jepsen. She attended Clay County's Lincoln School and graduated from Gayville High School in 1945.

She married Wayne Iverson Aug. 15, 1946, at Danish Lutheran Church, south of Gayville. They lived on a farm until 1951 and then moved to Vermillion, where she worked as a receptionist and medical records librarian at Dakota Hospital. She developed the records library and also set up the office in the new nursing home adjacent to the hospital.

In 1960, they moved to Sturgis, where she started working at the Canteen at Ft. Meade. In 1963, she worked as a deputy for Meade County, first in the assessor's office for six months and then the treasurer's office. She was elected Meade County treasurer in 1973 and served there until Dec. 31, 1988, when she retired.

She volunteered four years with the Civil Air Patrol unit while living in Vermillion. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sturgis, and a member of the Meade County Senior Citizens Center. She was also a member of Zonta. Mrs. Iverson and her husband played in a local band, the Homesteaders, for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Iverson, Donners Grove, IL, and Michelle Rivera, Cross Plains, WI; one son, Douglas and his wife Joyce Iverson, Sturgis; one sister, Beverly Johnson, Gayville; one brother, Harvey Jepsen, Apache Junction, AZ; four granddaughters, Day Kilness, Chawnee Evans, Amanda Iverson, and Daneen Iverson; four grandsons, Jason Iverson, Dustin Evans, Dylan Evans and Joshua Rivera.

Mrs. Iverson was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, Laverne Jepsen and Alva Jepsen, and one daughter, Shana Kilness.

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