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Rodney Longabaugh Corning

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 9:21 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 11:31 a.m. CDT

Rodney Longabaugh, 75, of Corning died June 20, 2013, at Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. today, June 24, at the United Methodist Church in Corning. The Rev. Andrew Bardole officiated. Interment with military honors will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family to be determined. Online condolences may be left at

Rodney Wayne Longabaugh, son of Helen Gertrude (Foreman) and Solomon Lewis Longabaugh, was born June 14, 1938, in Nevada, Mo.

Rodney graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1957.

On June 14, 1959, Rodney married Arlene Hill.

On Nov. 16, 1961, Rodney entered into the United States Army, where he served as a warehouseman.

On Oct. 23, 1963, Rodney was honorably discharged and began his farming career.

In 1974, the family moved to Adams County, where he farmed from 1974 to 1988, when he retired.

After his retirement, Rodney worked for Precision Pulley and also at Cropmate (Crop Production Services) for more than 15 years. Rodney helped his son Keith in his farming operation, as well.

Rodney was a member of Corning American Legion OURCQ Post 117. He was a former member of the NRA, Adams County Fair Board and Spring Hill United Methodist Church.

Rodney is survived by his wife Arlene Longabaugh of Corning; sons, Jeffrey Wayne (Carla) Longabaugh of Bedford and Keith Alan (Brenda) Longabaugh of Corning; daughter Valerie Mildred (John) McMullen of Clive; grandchildren, Amber and Keegan Longabaugh, Alex and Riley McMullen and Jason and Nicole Longabaugh; brother Steven (Jessica) Longabaugh of Haslett, Mich.; and sisters, Kay (Gary) Clausen of Elgin, Ill., and Sherry (Richard) Beem of Casa Grande, Ariz.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents; mother- and father-in-law and grandparents.

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