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Norma Francis

February 4, 1921 - July 4, 2015

(SEE DIRECTIONS TO PLATTE CENTER CHURCH, BELOW OBITUARY INFORMATION) Norma Francis passed peacefully July 4, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. She was 94. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at Platte Center Presbyterian Church, south of Creston. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. In lieu...
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Matt White

March 11, 1977 - July 3, 2015

Matt White, 38, of Creston, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at his home. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home, junction of Highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving...
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Dan Holker

May 2, 1958 - June 29, 2015

Dan Holker, 57, of Winterset, formerly of Creston, died Monday, June 29, 2015 in Madison County as the result of a vehicle accident. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Carl Cemetery, northwest of Prescott. Open visitation will be 2...
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Lovell Griffin

March 14, 1973 - June 29, 2015

SERVICES FOR LOVELL WILL BE PRIVATE Lovell Griffin, 42, of Afton formerly of Bedford, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Afton Care Center in Afton. Graveside memorial services will be private. No visitation will be held. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com. Lovell Dewayne Griffin was born March 14, 1973 in Iowa City, IA. to Gerald Griffin and Maudie Ellen (Howard)...
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Dina Gilbert

November 25, 1945 - June 27, 2015

Dina Gilbert, 69, of Creston died Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Rev. Paul Vandevender will offiicate. Burial will be at a later date. Open visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving...
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Reva Zellweger

June 21, 2015

Reva Zellweger, 104, of Creston, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at her home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday June 24, 2015 at the Hill of Zion Cemetery. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate. Burial will be at Hill of Zion Cemetery North of Creston. Open visitation with family to receive friends will be from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Wednesday June 24, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in...
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Dennis Chenoweth

December 28, 1959 - June 16, 2015

Dennis Chenoweth, 55, of Afton, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 & 25 in CRESTON. Pastor Ben Turner will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery near Afton. Open visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m...
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William Bliesman

October 21, 1969 - June 14, 2015

William Forrest "Billy" Bliesman, 45, of Bedford, formerly of Lenox, Creston and Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Bergen Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. after complications from a seizure. Celebration of Life Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Tim Haynie will officiate. ...
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Lulu Brown

July 9, 1933 - June 11, 2015

Lulu Brown, 81, of Prescott, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home, jct. of highways 34 & 25, in Creston. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, north of Prescott. Visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m....
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Brandon Hanson

April 27, 1981 - June 11, 2015

BRANDON PASSED ON MAY 21, 2015. Brandon L. Hanson, 34, of Pinellas Park, Flo. passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Pinellas Park Florida. Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m. June 12, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Phil Price will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. June 12, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-8:00 p.m. at Powers...
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Elsie Schuler Stinson

June 8, 2015

ELSIE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 8, 2015, BUT SERVICES WILL BE HELD JUNE 10, 2015 Elsie Schuler Stinson, 92, of Escondido, Calif.; formerly of Creston, died March 18, 2015 in Escondido, California. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Graceland Cemetery Chapel, south of Creston. Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate. Online condolences...
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F. A. Witt

February 10, 1930 - June 5, 2015

F. A. Witt, 85, of Afton, passed Friday, June 5, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday June 10, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in CRESTON. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Military Honors will be provided by John B. Parks V.F.W. Post #8882. Open visitation will be from 2-7 p.m...
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Arlene Gonseth Castillo

January 24, 1941 - June 3, 2015

Arlene Gonseth Castillo, 74, of Clyde, Texas, formerly of the Murray and Osceola areas, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston....
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Keith Bailey

September 29, 1976 - May 30, 2015

Keith Bailey, 38, of Creston, died Saturday May 30, 2015, rural Union County. Celebration of Life Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston and Rev. Robert Pickerell will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Graveside military honors given by the United States...
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Donald Strange

June 13, 1912 - May 28, 2015

Donald Strange, 102, of Mt. Ayr, formerly of Creston, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday June 1, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench and Pastor Skip Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 9:00- 10:30 A.M. Monday, June 1,...
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Marjorie Foy

December 17, 1922 - May 28, 2015

Marjorie Foy, 92, of Shannon City, died Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Graveside memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday June 1, 2015 at the Oakland Cemetery, south of Shannon City. Pastor Lila Green will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, south of Shannon City. Memorials can be given to the Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences can be given at www...
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Rodney Dowden-Parrott

December 9, 1963 - May 26, 2015

Rodney Dowden-Parrott, 51, of Earlham, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the H.C.I. Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Rodney Wayne Dowden-Parrott, son of Cheryl Lynn Dowden-Parrott and Dean...
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Michael Symes

September 12, 1957 - May 25, 2015

NO LOCAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FOR MICHAEL. ONLINE CONDOLENCES MAY BE MADE AT www.powersfh.com
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Donald Hansen

January 18, 1952 - May 25, 2015

Donald Hansen, 63, of Afton died Monday, May 25, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Burial will be at Grove Chapel Cemetery, southwest of Creston. Flag presentation will be provided by Theodore J. Martens Post #1797. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Join the family and friends following the burial...
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Clarence Lamb

December 27, 1929 - May 24, 2015

Clarence Lamb, 85, formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully at home in Iowa City, Iowa with his family by his side on May 24, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate. Following the service luncheon will be provided at the First Presbyterian Church, 702 W. Prairie Street,...
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Norma Wolf

March 24, 1929 - May 23, 2015

Norma Wolf, 86, of Creston, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Orient United Methodist Church in Orient. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate. Burial will be at Orient Cemetery, north of Orient. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving...
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Bob Rectenbaugh

December 31, 1927 - May 10, 2015

Robert Rectenbaugh, 87, of Creston, went to be with the Lord on, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Van Meter, Ia. with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Theodore J. Martin's Post 1797 of Creston. Pastor Gideon Gallo will officiate. Lunch will...
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Ethel Baughman

July 15, 1922 - May 5, 2015

Ethel Baughman, 92, of Creston died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Creston Nursing & Rehab in Creston. Graveside Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Memorial visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Tuesday; with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday. ...
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Verlyn Blevins

May 4, 1927 - May 4, 2015

Verlyn Blevins, 88, of Creston, died on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 & 34 in Creston. Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate. Burial will be at Allerton Cemetery in Allerton, Iowa. Family will receive friends during a light luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-12:30...
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Norma Sammons

April 19, 1933 - April 28, 2015

Norma Sammons, 82, of Creston died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Pastor Phil Price will officiate. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday. Memorials are to...
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Evelyn Sandquist

July 4, 1934 - April 26, 2015

Evelyn Sandquist, 80, of Afton; formerly of the Elloitt and Red Oak areas, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Evelyn is the mother of Betty Spangler of Creston. Graveside memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Pilot Grove Cemetery north of Stanton, Ia. Burial will be in the Pilot Grove Cemetery. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. ...
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Ruth Chase

September 14, 1923 - April 24, 2015

Ruth Chase, 91, of Creston died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Creston Nursing & Rehab in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Jonathan Watt will officiate. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. service time at Trinity Lutheran Church in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery,...
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Earla Clark

August 28, 1936 - April 23, 2015

Earla Clark, 78, of Afton, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at Powers Funeral in Afton. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Open visitation will be from 2-7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton, with...
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Naomi Dunphy

July 10, 1918 - April 22, 2015

Naomi Dunphy, 96, of Creston, died Wed. April 22, 2015 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Fr. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family...
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Charl "Catfish" Grinstead

October 3, 1943 - April 21, 2015

Charl "Catfish" Grinstead, 72, of Creston, died Tuesday April 21, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Private services will be held at a later date. Powers Funeral Home at the junction of Highways 25 and 34 in Creston is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com. Charl Nicholas Grinstead, son of Theodore Roosevelt Grinstead and...
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Art Gladfelder

January 9, 1938 - April 18, 2015

Arthur H. Gladfelder, 77, of Shannon City, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr. Celebration of Life Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Oakland Cemetery south of Shannon City. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Family...
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David Sidie

February 23, 1950 - April 15, 2015

David Sidie, 65, of Creston, died Wednesday April 15, 2015, at his home, in Creston. No local services will be held. Powers Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of www.powersfh.com. David Wayne Sidie was born February 23, 1950 in Sparta, WI to Gerald Sidie and Elaine (Brudos). He graduated from George S. Parker High School...
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Elsie Lamb

January 3, 1934 - April 10, 2015

Elsie Lamb, 81, of Iowa City formerly of Creston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on April 10, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate. Following the service luncheon will be provided at the First Presbyterian Church, 702 W....
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Howard South

January 14, 1923 - April 5, 2015

Howard South, 92, of Winterset, formerly of Afton, died peacefully Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 at Winterset Care Center South. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday until service time, at Powers Funeral Home in...
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Eva Cadman

January 22, 1921 - April 5, 2015

Eva Cadman, 94, of Creston, died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Story Memorial Gardens in Ames, Ia. Pastor Chuck Spindler and Pastor Dennis Reynolds will officiate Burial will be in the Story Memorial Gardens. Open visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m....
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Jack Coates

June 24, 1928 - April 3, 2015

Jack Coates, 86, of Indianola, died Friday, April 03, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society of Indianola. A private family graveside service will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr on May 9th. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Jack Eugene Coates, son of Ambrose Edward Coates and Beatrice Ann (Barentsen) Coates, was born on June 24, 1928 in Audubon, Iowa. He graduated...
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Amy Webb

June 17, 1971 - March 30, 2015

Amy Webb, 43, of Creston, died Monday March 30, 2015 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Celebration of Life Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Winterset City Cemetery in Winterset. Open visitation will be noon-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015...
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Norm Ridinger

August 10, 1917 - March 25, 2015

Norm Ridinger, 97, of Creston, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab in Creston. Celebration of Life services will 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dan Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation will be 1-5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2014,...
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Jim Vicker

April 11, 1958 - March 21, 2015

Jimmy D. Vicker, 57, of Osceola, formerly of Creston, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Celebration of life services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. service time...
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Elaine Doris Gillespie

March 19, 2015

Elaine Doris Gillespie, 64, of Creston, died Thursday March 19, 2015, at her home, in Creston. No services will be held for Elaine. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of www.powersfh.com.
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Lola Baucom

October 1, 1928 - March 14, 2015

Lola Baucom, 86, of Creston died on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Center in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate the service. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from...
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Patricia Jennings

July 22, 1934 - March 11, 2015

Patricia Jennings, 80, of Leon, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Westview Acres Care Center in Leon. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Powers Funeral Home in Afton is in charge of arrangements. There will not be a visitation held. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. ...
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Warren "Nick" Nichols

March 7, 1922 - March 9, 2015

Warren "Nick" Nichols, 93, of Creston, died Monday March, 9, 2015, at Greater Regional Medical Center, in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Gideon Gallo will officiate. Burial will be at Massena Center Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on...
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Jim Oshel

August 15, 1946 - March 7, 2015

James E. Oshel, 68, of Creston died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkemp will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by Theodore J. Martens Post #1797 of the Creston VFW. Open...
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Earl Burkhalter

January 4, 1944 - March 7, 2015

Earl R. Burkhalter, 71, of Creston, died Saturday, at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Dave Tebbenkemp and Pastor Robert Sauser will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Graveside Military Rites by the Theodore J. Martens...
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Dale McGinnis

August 23, 1938 - March 5, 2015

Dale McGinnis, 76, of Creston, died Thursday, March 05, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Open visitation will be from 2 - 7 p.m. Monday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston near the junction of...
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Bert Lockard

May 17, 1949 - March 1, 2015

Bert Lockard, 65, of Afton died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Afton United Methodist Church in Afton. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery in rural Columbia, IA. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-7...
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Byrlee Ramsbottom

March 12, 1922 - February 27, 2015

Byrlee Ramsbottom, 92, of Creston, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Iowa. Open visitation will be from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Powers...
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Merle Beggs

March 24, 1921 - February 24, 2015

Oleta Merle Ferguson Beggs, daughter of George and Mary (Recknor) Ferguson was born March 24, 1921, on the family farm in Taylor County, Iowa. She was the eldest of six girls. Merle entered eternally into peace on February 24, 2015 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa, at the age of 93 years and 11 months. Merle joined the First Presbyterian Church in Lenox at an early age and...
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Cindi Beardsley

August 31, 1951 - February 22, 2015

Cyndi Beardsley, 63, of Creston, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Patterson Cemetery, rural Madison Co. Open visitation will be from 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February...
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Burke Gerharz

May 20, 1948 - February 21, 2015

Burke Gerharz, 66, of Creston, Iowa, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at his home. Celebration of Life Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, west of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m...
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Dwight Welcher

August 12, 1976 - February 19, 2015

Dwight Welcher, 38, of Thayer, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 in rural Thayer, IA. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Open visitation will be 2-6:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 4-6:00 p.m. Memorials...
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Richard "Rich" Jones

July 13, 1945 - February 13, 2015

Richard Jones, 69, of Shannon City, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home from Alzheimer's Disease. Celebration of Life Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Reverend Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City. Open visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2015, with...
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Lorraine Brown

November 17, 1926 - February 10, 2015

Lorraine Brown, 88, of Afton, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Online condolences may be given under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com. Survivors include her son, Keith (wife Sheila) Brown of Afton, daughter-in-law Rhonda Brown and four grandchildren. ...
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Roberta Justice

March 23, 1931 - February 9, 2015

Roberta Justice, 83, of Creston, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Lorimor Cemetery, south of Lorimor. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p...
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Betty Davenport

February 6, 1928 - February 8, 2015

Betty Davenport, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 and 34 in Creston. Chaplain Terry Roberts and Rev. Lyndon Davenport will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. ...
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Gene Obbink

July 21, 1922 - February 7, 2015

Gene Obbink, 92, of Creston, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 and 34 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb. at a later date. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with...
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Bob Kinnaman

February 5, 2015

Bob Kinnaman, 83, of Branson West, died Thursday February 5, 2015, at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home, in Belton, Mo. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Oak Hill Cemetery south of Thayer. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials are to be established in his name. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category...
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Maie Jensen

July 18, 1947 - February 1, 2015

Frances Maie Jensen, 67, of Waukee; formerly of Creston, died Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Taylor House in Des Moines. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Lorimor Cemetery at a later date. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at Powers...
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Robert Loudon

March 8, 1929 - February 1, 2015

Robert "Bob" Loudon, 85, of Creston, died Sunday February 1, 2015, at Crest Haven Care Centre, in Creston. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Creston. Reverend Jim Woodworth will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery with military flag presentation will be provided by Theodore J. Martens Post 1797 of Creston. Open...
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Dean Anderson

February 17, 1956 - January 31, 2015

Dean Anderson, 58, of Creston, died Saturday January 31, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in Des Moines. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday...
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Florence Avazian

August 2, 1920 - January 29, 2015

Florence (Danielson) Avazian, 94, of Creston died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 2, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with...
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Carol Bunker Wise

May 14, 1937 - January 26, 2015

Carol Wise, 77, of Creston, died Monday, January 26, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Cheryl Whittington will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, 2015, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday...
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Wesley Keeler, Sr.

November 19, 1961 - January 23, 2015

Wes Keeler, Sr., 53, of Creston, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of Highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends...
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Roger Caudle

January 2, 1961 - January 23, 2015

Roger Caudle, 54, of Macksburg, died Friday, January 23, 2015, at his home in rural Macksburg. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Powers Funeral Home junction of Highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Jamie Cutler of Waukee will officiate. Visitation with the family receiving friends will begin at 12:00 on Saturday and continue until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at...
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Lois Waltersdorf

April 18, 1925 - January 20, 2015

Lois E. Waltersdorf, 89, of Creston, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services will be Friday January 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor David Tebbenkamp and Pastor Robert Sauser will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery near Afton. Open visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to10:30 a.m....
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Scott Moore

September 6, 1947 - January 19, 2015

Scott Moore, 67, of Creston died Monday, January 19, 2015 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston; with a sharing time held at 7:00 p.m, with Pastor Jim Woodworth officiating. Family will receive friends from 4-8:00 p.m. Friday. Following the service it was Scott's desire to be cremated and private...
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David Ekblad

November 11, 1930 - January 19, 2015

David Ekblad, 84, passed away on Monday, January 19 in Creston, Iowa, the town he had called home since his birth. David Harold Ekblad was born November 11, 1930, to Idella Regina (Youngberg) Ekblad and Erik Harold Ekblad. He graduated from Creston High School in 1948 and went on to earn a business degree at the University of Iowa. After college, he enlisted in the Army, serving his country...
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Twyla Johnson

September 4, 1936 - January 14, 2015

Twyla Johnson, 78, of Creston, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Ia. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery at approximately 3 p.m.. Open visitation will be from 2-7:00 p.m. Friday...
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Irma Roberts

May 20, 1932 - January 10, 2015

Irma Roberts, 82, of Creston, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2...
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Eldon E. Ray, Jr.

March 24, 1943 - January 8, 2015

Eldon Ray, 71 of Creston, died Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Mass will be 11:00 Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Reverend Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery west of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11 at...
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Bettye Coates

January 21, 1934 - January 5, 2015

Bettye Coates, 80, of Indianola, died Monday, January 5, 2015. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr at a later date. An Open House with Family and Friends to celebrate Bettye's life will be held in Indianola in Smith Chapel's Dirlam Lounge at Simpson College on Saturday, January 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Memorials can be made to the Mercy Hospital Cancer Center. Online...
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Donald Hoyt

May 1, 1932 - January 2, 2015

Donald Hoyt, 82, of Afton formerly of Hopeville, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Afton Care Center in Afton. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Hopeville Methodist Church. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Hopeville Cemetery at a later date. Open memorial visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, one hour...
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Charlotte Norman

December 4, 1926 - December 31, 2014

Charlotte Norman, 88, of Creston, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Afton Care Center in Afton, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday January 5, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Reverend Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Open Visitation will be from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday,...
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Norma Ryan

November 9, 1931 - December 28, 2014

NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THIS TIME FOR NORMA
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Barb Kuyper

December 16, 1947 - December 26, 2014

Barbara Ann Kuyper, 67, went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston, Iowa. Her Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastors David Tebbenkamp and Robert Sauser will officiate. A private family burial will be held at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation...
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Mary Jane Tyler

June 8, 1925 - December 12, 2014

Mary Jane Tyler, 89, of Des Moines, formerly of Creston, died December 12, 2014 after many years of illness. Her family thanks the nurses and staff at Trinity Center Luther Park and UnityPoint Hospice for their special care. The family has chosen not to hold a traditional funeral. The date and location of Graveside Services and Family Rememberance to be held in a few months will be announced in...
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David "Dave" E. Stevens

October 12, 1945 - December 9, 2014

David E. Stevens, 69, of Creston died Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Flag Presentation by the Theodore J....
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Nellie Eblen

January 4, 1942 - December 9, 2014

Nellie Eblen, 72, of Creston, died Tuesday, December 09, 2014 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of Highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with family...
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Blanche Gilbert

March 23, 1913 - November 26, 2014

Blanche Gilbert, 101, of Shannon City, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr. No public services are planned for Blanche. Private burial will be in Missouri. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Blanche A. Gilbert was born March 23, 1913 to Dollie (Nelson) Wrex and Wesley Wrex in Warrensburg, Mo. and moved to Cameron, Mo. at the age of...
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Lois Smith

August 29, 1920 - November 25, 2014

Lois Smith, 94, of Urbandale; formerly of Afton, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Street in Afton. Pastor Joel Sutton and Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Private burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. ...
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Margaret L. Baker

June 14, 1930 - November 25, 2014

Margaret L. Baker, 84, of North Sycamore Street in Creston, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2...
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Richard "Rick" Provost

October 19, 1927 - November 24, 2014

Dr. Richard "Rick" Provost died Monday, November 24, 2014 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 28, 2014 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston, with Masonic services at 9:45 a.m. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Military rites will be by the U...
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Regina Angell White

February 13, 1940 - November 11, 2014

Regina Carol Angell White, known to most as simply Angell, of Creston, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014. At Angell's request, the family will hold a private ceremony at a later date. Angell was born in Centralia, Missouri to James Buford Angell and Mildred L. Roberts Angell on February 13, 1940. She bounded into adulthood by attending college at the University of Missouri Nursing...
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Virginia Lewis

June 14, 1925 - November 10, 2014

Virginia Lewis, 89, of Johnston, formerly of Creston, died Monday, November 10, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday November 15, 2014 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open memorial visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 Saturday,...
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Judith "Judy" Lewis

March 14, 1949 - November 4, 2014

Judy Lewis, 65, of Creston, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Private Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Eldon Cemetery in Eldon, Iowa. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is assisting with arrangements. No visitation will be held. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Judith Ann Lewis was born March 14...
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Anne "Nancy" Eadie

April 4, 1927 - October 31, 2014

Anne A. "Nancy" Eadie, 87, of Creston, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, October 31, 2014, at her home in Creston. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Evergreen Cemetery, near the Jerusalem Church, north of Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. At Nancy's request, no visitation or viewing were held. Memorials may be directed to the Billy...
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Brad Sheren

April 11, 1964 - October 18, 2014

Brad Sheren, 50, of Creston, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his home in Creston. Sharing time by Pastor Jim McCutchan will be at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Open memorial visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m....
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Esther Butcher

September 14, 1923 - October 17, 2014

Esther Butcher, 91 of Greenfield; formerly of rural Orient, died Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Greenfield Rehab & Healthcare Center in Greenfield. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Chaplain Kelly Gafkjen will officiate. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery, south of Macksburg. ...
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Thressa Willey

January 2, 1919 - October 11, 2014

Thressa Willey, 95, of Creston, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston. Celebration of Life graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. at Powers Funeral...
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Claudette Sue Young

November 19, 1943 - October 10, 2014

Claudette Sue Young, 70, of Afton, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of Life services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Str. in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at private at a later date at the Wheelis Cemetery near Grand River. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m....
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Donald Keller

June 3, 1935 - October 7, 2014

Donald Keller, 79, of Lorimor, died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 and 34 in Creston. Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be at the Lorimor Cemetery near Lorimor. Open visitation will be Friday October 10, 2014 from 2- 7 p.m. with the family...
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Dawn Ide

October 2, 2014

Dawn Ide, 77, of Creston passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services will be 1:00 p. m., Monday, October 6, 2014, at Crest Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be 3-7 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2014 with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at...
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Pam (Cottrell) Conley

January 29, 1954 - September 30, 2014

Pam (Cottrell) Conley, 60, of Clarinda, formerly of Creston, entered into rest Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at her home, in Clarinda. Celebration of Life memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2014 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 & 34 in Creston. Pastor Richard Iske will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation...
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Richard "Rick" Rusk

April 14, 1953 - September 30, 2014

Rick Rusk, 61, of Afton, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 5 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Afton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Unit in his honor. Online condolences can be given...
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Helen Seley

January 28, 1926 - September 26, 2014

Helen Seley, 88, of Creston, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Private family services will be at a later date. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com Helen Irene Seley was born January 28, 1926 in Tingley, Iowa to Cora Ellen (Jose) and William...
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Dorothy Repplinger

May 30, 1926 - September 25, 2014

Dorothy Repplinger, 88 , of Creston, died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral service will be 11:30 a.m.Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Powers Funeral Home, jct. hwy 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 1-5 p.m Sunday, September 28, 2014...
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Connie White

June 21, 1939 - September 15, 2014

Connie Elaine White, daughter of Ansell Lee and Goldie Lorene (Shell) White was born on June 21, 1939 in Brooks, Adams County, Iowa. She passed away on September 15, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Lisa Masswi, in Galveston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. Connie will be cremated under the guidance of J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home in Galveston, Texas. She will be returning home...
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Christian Silva

January 26, 1999 - September 11, 2014

Christian Silva, 15, of Creston, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 due to injuries from a pickup accident in Adams County. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the First Baptist Church 1001 N. Lincoln Street in Creston. Rev. Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. Open visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends 5 to 8 p.m.,...
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Shirley Page

October 7, 1947 - September 5, 2014

Shirley Page, 66, of Creston, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home- HCI in Creston. Memorial graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Shirley's family is in charges of handling the graveside services. Memorials may be directed to the family, and mailed to the Powers Funeral Home Box 431 Creston, Iowa...
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