Senator John A. Neighbour View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/3/1985
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 71 (1985)
Home County: Lucas
John A. Neighbour
Lucas County


MR. PRESIDENT: John A. Neighbour was born June 15, 1919, at Buxton, Iowa, son of Alfred and Margaret (Hunter) Neighbour. He passed away November 3, 1985 in Chariton, Iowa, at the age of 65.

Mr. Neighbour graduated from Williamson High School and attended night school at Iowa Success in Ottumwa while working for John Morrell Packing Company. On November 6, 1942 he was united in marriage to Elva Van Zee. To this union was born a daughter, Sue Ellen Eikenberry of Clarion, and a son, John Warren, of Urbandale.

He was employed by Beatrice Foods 1941-1950, Hy-Vee Food Stores 1950-1970 as a buyer and warehouse superintendent. He then served eight years as a member of the Lucas County Board of Supervisors. Senator Neighbour was serving his first term as District 34 State Senator in the Seventy-first General Assembly at the time of his death.

Mr. Neighbour was a member of the Rotary Club and had served as its president, Disciples of Christ Christian Church, Chariton Chamber of Commerce, and the Farm Bureau. He was past president of the Iowa Saddle Horse Association, served five years as president of Family Planning, two years as president of the 5th District Department of Court Services, and president of Community Mental Health Centers Association of Iowa, Inc.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable John A. Neighbour, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate, by this resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to his community, state and nation and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.