September 23, 2013


Nona L. Warford, 95, of Carroll, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Dennis Bailey of First United Methodist Church in Carroll officiating.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Casket bearers will be Steve Heuton, Brett Robinson, Allen Vermillion, Mick Heuton, Shawn Robinson, Craig Heuton, Chad Heuton, Zach Robinson, Andrea Polstalka and Steven Polstalka.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery in Guthrie Center.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Born July 1, 1918, at on her family's farm near Guthrie Center, Iowa, she was the daughter of Dallas and Lyle(McLuen) Nelson. She graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1935. Following high school she worked in a café. She was married Leonard E. Warford on May 25, 1935 in Des Moines.

Following their marriage the couple lived in Guthrie Center until Leonard went into the Army. They lived in Ames for a short time and then moved to California. Following his discharge they moved to Carroll in 1946. Nona was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carroll. She enjoyed having coffee with her friends, dancing, shopping, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Nona is survived by her daughter, Nyla Heuton of Carroll; four grandchildren: Steve Heuton and his wife Brenda of Platte City, Mo., Lori Robinson and her husband Brett of Hudson, Wis., Mick Heuton and his wife Patty of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Cari Vermillion and her husband Allen of Millington, Tenn.; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nona was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard, her brother Gail Nelson and a son-in-law Dean Heuton.