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Dwight Cunning Mount Ayr

Published: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 9:12 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 10:39 a.m. CST

Dwight D. Cunning, 94, of Mount Ayr died Oct. 9, 2013, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The Rev. Chris Conklin will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Open visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Saturday with family present 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Clearview Estates and Princess Theater. Online condolences may be left at

Dwight Cunning, son of Mamie Elizabeth (Nickle) and William Cunning, was born Oct. 29, 1918, near Clearfield.

On March 2, 1947, Dwight married Charlotte Rice in Lenox.

Dwight was a lifetime farmer, and he farmed south of Mount Ayr for several years. They retired in 1987 and moved into Mount Ayr.

Dwight was a member of First Christian Church.

Dwight is survived by his wife Charlotte Cunning of Mount Ayr, daughter Sherri (Doug) Hymbaugh of Mount Ayr; grandchildren, Jessica (Joe) Snethen of Webster City and Mark and David Hymbaugh, both of Kihei, Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Rori, Vince, and Ellie Snethen; and sisters-in-law, Betty Brooks of Washington state, Peggy Rice of Lenox and Jorene (Bill) Blevins of Springfield, Mo.

Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, son Bradford Mark Cunning; siblings, Thelma (Ed) Richey, Burl (Irene) Cunning, Dortha (Ed) Grossman, Cecile (Bill) Barron and Duane (Christine) Cunning; and in-laws, Opal (Bill) Goodale, Lewis “Mike” (Peggy) Rice, Lewis “Mike” Rice, Paul (Sadie) Rice and Max Brooks.

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