Patricia M. Hardin-Ward, age 60, of Hunnewell, died April 10, 2016 at Sumner County District Hospital #1 in Caldwell.Â She was a L.P.N. and had worked at various nursing homes in our area.Patricia M. (Hensley) Hardin-Ward was born on November 13, 1955 in Emporia, KS to Carl Hensley and Margaret (McAuliffe) Hensley.She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Chatqua Rosia Youniacutt; and sister, Carolanne Turner.Survivors include two children, Cassie Kinman and her husband Samuel of Central, SCÂ and Shannon Youniacutt and her life companion Freddy Collins of Hazard, KY; two brothers, Donald Ray Hensley and Carl James Hensley; one sister, Brenda Norris; grandchildren, Ambir, Brandon, Christopher, Ronnie, and Whitney; great grandchildren, Madison and Peisley; and her companion and life partner, J. Ward.Graveside Services will be held at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia, KS on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1 p.m.There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.A memorial has been established with St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers.Â Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
MASON CITY — Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing last Friday night in Mason City.Police say they were called to the 1300 block of North Federal, where 34-year-old Benny Montgomery was found with multiple stab wounds. Montgomery was transported to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center where he remains in critical condition at last report.Police on Thursday arrested 35-year-old Antoine Rodgers and 37-year-old Marvell Rodgers, both of Mason City. They are both charged with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.Both are being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail without bond until they make an appearance before a magistrate.