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Allow my 86 year old Grandfather to return to his home!
  • Petitioned Iowa Department of Human Services/State of Iowa

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Iowa Department of Human Services/State of Iowa

Allow my 86 year old Grandfather to return to his home!

    1. Alida Rodriguez
    2. Petition by

      Alida Rodriguez

      Santa Ana, CA

Percy “Ike” McElroy, 86 years old, is being held in  Des Moines, Iowa, against his will since June 2012. The State of Iowa has made him a “ward of the state” while he was living with and being cared for by his daughter. The State became involved when allegations of Elderly Abuse/Financial Exploitation charges were brought against a couple his grandchildren (of his deceased son). Those charges were unfounded and his grandchildren were exonerated of all allegations. During the investigation, the State ordered my grandfather to remain in Des Moines, IA, until the investigation concluded. Meanwhile, the Iowa Department of Human Services/State of Iowa were under-handedly, making my grandfather a “ward of the state," deeming him incompetent, taking away his right to vote, as well, as his right to marry. His court appointed Attorney went along with the State and has assisted in this wrong-doing. This was all a collaborative effort and an attempt to take possession of his home, property and assets to their gain. Truly,the State of Iowa, in this case, are the real predators. This is a flagrant violation of my grandfather's human rights.  The State of Iowa must be stopped and they need to relinquish custody of my grandfather.

 

Since September 2012, my grandfather has been living independently in a senior retirement community that his daughter chose for him. My grandfather pays his own rent (which includes his meals) by way of his own personal resources, his retirement pension, without any assistance from the State. But, still they deem him incompetent.

My grandfather’s adamant wishes are to return to his home in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he resided for almost 50 years. He is well-known, respected and loved in that community. The state of Iowa has appointed a conservator (of their choice) and is trying to sell his property and all of his possessions. They refuse to allow him to go home without just cause. My grandfather has worked very hard for many years to pay for his home and personal possessions.

Please join my family by signing my petition.  Support my grandfather’s last wishes to be in his home until his death. We demand the State of Iowa relinquish their hold over my grandfather's life.

 
To:
Iowa Department of Human Services/State of Iowa
Allow 86 year old Percy "Ike" Mc Elroy to return to his home!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. My Grandfather's home was SOLD!

      Alida Rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      My grandfather's home, sadly was seized and sold. He will never again go "home" to his house of many many decades. ALL of his belongings were left outside. None of his children or grandchildren were allowed to retrieve any of his precious valuables. A LIFETIME of well earned valuables and mementos GONE due to corrupt wicked sadistic power hungry individuals. It's hard for me to believe that in this great country all that you work for can be lawfully seized and squandered by morally depraved conniving thieves. Please put your assets in a trust. If it could happen to my grandfather and people like Robert Queener, it can happen to anyone! Please pray the wicked are caught by their own snare so that justice would be done and other innocent families would be spared.

    2. A sad day

      Alida Rodriguez
      Petition Organizer

      This is a sad day. It looks as though today is likely the last day the home is owned by anyone in the Mc Elroy bloodline. It appears the home will be transferred over to the state. I only wish my children could have visited my childhood home, before it was unconstitutionally seized by DHS. Percy Ike Mc Elroy worked hard, provided for his family and lived 50 years in this community. He raised his children here. He looked after his wife in her final years here. Now the home is being seized and sold by the State of Iowa. This independent man who raised grandchildren as recently as two years ago, will be forced to live out the remainder of his days in a nursing home. What a human tragedy that the state can usurp the wishes of people and family. If it can happen to the Mc Elroy family, and people like Robert Queener it can happen to you. http://www.newtonindependent.com/newton_independent/2011/03/black-introduces-bob-queener-protection-bill.html

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • natasha grady FORT DODGE, IA
      • 9 months ago

      because I know ike hes a great guy and my friend

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    • lisa mccullough DES MOINES, IA
      • 9 months ago

      Dhs petition court for conservator and guardian for my grandfather and made him a ward.

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    • Alida Bradley MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 11 months ago

      I, myself, and my brothers and sisters grew up in Rutland, IA, a short distance from Fort Dodge. I can't imagine after living on his own for all those years and maintaining his own housekeeping, that this freedom could be jeopardized in this manner. Please cease and desist immediately this illegal activity.

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    • Jenny baker CALDWELL, ID
      • 11 months ago

      It is wrong to make a person a ward of the state if they can pay rent and take care of themselves. I believe the state of Iowa is completely wrong in this.

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    • Catrina Howell COOKEVILLE, TN
      • 11 months ago

      This is wrong and should not be tolerated!! Please stop this evil immediately!! Please let this man go home and live out the rest of his life there. DO NOT sell his land and property...THAT IS THEFT!!!

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