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Our funeral home provides a full range of funeral service options, from the traditional religious service to simple cremation. Each family is provided with the opportunity to learn about and discuss the wide variety of funeral service options available to them.


Our Obituaries

Rita Brzozowski

December 11, 1929 - February 11, 2016

Rita Brzozowski, 86, of Creston, died Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at Crest Baptist Church 1211 N. Poplar in Creston. Pastor Charles Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, west of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday,...
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Bob Haynes

March 2, 1969 - February 8, 2016

Memorial arrangements are pending.
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Robert Fulton

March 14, 1937 - February 7, 2016

Robert 'Bob' Fulton, 78, of Creston, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at his home in Creston. Memorial services will be held May 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Military honors will be provided by Theodore J. Marten's Post #1797 of Creston. Memorials are suggested to the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be...
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Patrick Hollinrake

May 8, 1949 - February 5, 2016

Patrick Hollinrake, 66, of Creston died Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Melrose, Iowa. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Weller, Iowa after the Funeral dinner. Fr. Pat Lumsden will officiate. Local Creston...
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Loretta Dillinger

March 30, 1978 - February 5, 2016

Loretta Dillinger, 37, of Thayer, formerly of the Creston area, died September 22, 2015 in rural Union County. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tim Haynie will officiate. Burial will be at Lorimer Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends from 9-11:00 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Powers...
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Ronald Cooper

May 8, 1925 - January 31, 2016

Ronald Cooper, 90, of Creston, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 1:30 until the start of the service at 2:30 Friday, February 5, 2016 at...
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Roxanne Edwards Southwick

October 1, 1975 - January 31, 2016

Roxanne (Edwards) Southwick, 40, of Creston, died Sunday, January 31, 2016 at Greater Regional Hospice Home-HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday February 5, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 25 and 34 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from...
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Carl Siddens

December 3, 1929 - January 28, 2016

Carl Siddens, 86, of Des Moines formerly of Creston, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Celebration of life memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday February 13, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Private family burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are to be determined.
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Hazel Cunningham

January 28, 1930 - January 23, 2016

Hazel Cunningham, 85 of Creston died Saturday January 23, 2016 at Greater Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Open visitation will be Wednesday January 27, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the...
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Steven Branan

September 5, 1965 - January 23, 2016

Steve Branan, 50, of Greenfield, died Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his home. Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 28, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Flag presentation will be by Creston Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post 1797. Open visitation with family to receive friends will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 28,...
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Randall Culver

July 18, 1949 - January 23, 2016

Randy Culver,66, of Creston, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate the service. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery, west of Cromwell. Open visitation will be from 3:00 – 8...
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F. Noreen Hoffman

March 13, 1930 - January 22, 2016

Noreen Hoffman, 85, of Creston, died Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday January 26, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate the service. Burial will be held privately at Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday with her family greeting...
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Deanne Hoffman

August 4, 1966 - January 16, 2016

Deanne Hoffman, 49, of Afton, formerly of Creston & Lenox, died Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Greater Regional Medical Center from a tragic motor vehicle accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Fr. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open...
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Raymond Chadwick

December 22, 1917 - January 16, 2016

MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE
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Hazel Martin

May 30, 1931 - January 16, 2016

Hazel Martin, 84, of Creston, died Saturday, January 16 at the Great Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Terry Roberts will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning...
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Leland "Dale" Huber

April 20, 1932 - January 12, 2016

Dale Huber, 83, of Creston died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Flag presentation will be performed by Theodore J. Martens Post #1797 of Creston. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery by Jerusalem United Methodist Church. Open...
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Shirley Hiatt

May 6, 1927 - January 4, 2016

Shirley Hiatt, 88, of Creston died Monday, January 4, 2016 at Homestead Assisted Living in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2016. Family will receive...
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Tom O'Neall

September 2, 1926 - January 4, 2016

Tom O'Neall, 89, of Afton died Monday, January 4, 2016 at his home in Afton. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Murray Cemetery in rural Murray. Military honors will be performed by Theodore J. Martens Post #1797 of Creston and the American Legion Post #405 of Murray. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Open visitation will be 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday...
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William "Bill" Hammons

April 10, 1953 - December 31, 2015

William "Bill" Hammons, 62, of Creston died Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. A memorial gathering will be held 2-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Private burial will be at a later date. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be given at www...
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Kenneth Wright

February 7, 1936 - December 29, 2015

Kenneth Wright, 79, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Creston, passed away October 29, 2015 in Hot Springs, Ark. No formal services are scheduled. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Kenneth Blaine Wright was born February 7, 1936 in Imogene, Iowa, to the late Wilbur Walter and Frances Ellen (White) Wright....
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Halcyon Looney

March 1, 1918 - December 26, 2015

Halcyon Looney, 97, of Creston, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Cromwell United Church of Christ in Cromwell. Pastor Dan Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation will be Tuesday, December 29, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m....
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Victoria Jansen

December 26, 2015

Victoria Jansen, 74, of Creston, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Creston Specialty Care. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family receiving...
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Curt Turner

September 8, 1953 - December 17, 2015

Curt Turner, 62, of Creston died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O' Riley and Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate the service. There will be a time of visitation, food and fellowship following the service at the Creston Elks Lodge #605. In lieu of flowers,...
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Scott Jones

July 31, 1964 - December 16, 2015

Scottie Jones 51, of Creston died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials are to his family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Scottie Ray Jones was born July 31, 1964 in Osceola, Iowa to Robert Lawrence (Mort) Jones and Karen Lea (Wambold) Jones. Scott grew up in the Afton area...
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Eric Reasland

January 4, 1976 - December 16, 2015

Eric L. Reasland, 39, of Creston, died Wed. Dec. 16, 2015 in Murray, from injuries suffered in a grain bin accident. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wed. Dec. 23, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Rev. Pete Brantner and Rev. Daniel Moore will officiate. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery, west of Cromwell. Open visitation will...
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Rodney Foland

May 30, 1953 - December 11, 2015

Rodney L. Foland, 62, of Bedford, formerly of the Osceola and Thayer areas, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs and Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at a later...
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Naomi Welcher

October 17, 1947 - December 9, 2015

Naomi Welcher, 68, of Thayer, died Wed. Dec. 9, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial gathering will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Pleasant Valley Church, south of Thayer. The Rev. Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later day. Memorials may be given to Pleasant Valley Church. Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com. ...
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Leahann Carney

November 13, 1979 - December 7, 2015

Leahann Carney, 36, of Creston died Monday, December 7, 2015 at her home in Creston. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are to be determined. Online...
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Wilfred Knuth

February 6, 1949 - December 5, 2015

Wilfred Knuth, 66, of Creston died Saturday, December 5, 2015 at his home in Creston. Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Apostle Joanna Davis will officiate. Family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday until the start of the service at Powers Funeral Home in Creston at the junction of Hwy 25 and 34. Burial will be...
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Paul "Willy" Royster

November 6, 1942 - December 4, 2015

Paul "Willy" Royster, 73, of Creston died Friday, December 4, 2015 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Open visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. ...
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Thomas Son

December 1, 2015

Thomas Son, 76, of Creston, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Creston. There will be no public services held. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com Thomas Paul Son, son of Ruth D. (Daniels) and Paul Harold Son, was born April 10, 1939 in Creston, Iowa. Thomas is survived by a granddaughter, Sarah Xanthos of Tucson, Ariz.; a niece Debbie...
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Joel Van Hal

January 2, 1969 - November 30, 2015

Joel Van Hal, 46, of Creston, formerly of Pella, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 at his home in Creston. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2014 at the Faith Christian Reformed Church in Pella. Burial will be at Portergrove Cemetery in Pella. Pella visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Pella. Creston visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m....
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Hugh Kentch

February 6, 1928 - November 28, 2015

Hugh Kentch, 87, of Creston, formerly of Bolivar, Mo., died Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dan Fields will officiate. Family will receive friends from 11:30 to 1 p.m. service time Wednesday at the...
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Franklin Kinkade

May 12, 1922 - November 24, 2015

Franklin Kinkade, 93, of Creston died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 27, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Military rites by the Theodore J. Martens, Creston VFW Post #1797. The family will greet friends at a...
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Kenneth E. Abel

July 7, 1928 - November 23, 2015

Kenneth Abel, 87, of Creston died November 23, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at a later date at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Powers Funeral...
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Pauline Sweet

March 20, 1929 - November 20, 2015

Pauline Sweet, 86, of Shannon City, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Afton Care Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday November 24, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Pastor Lila Greene will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery northeast of Afton. Open visitation will 3-8 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Powers Funeral...
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Michael Kingery

May 7, 1960 - November 13, 2015

Michael Kingery, 55, of Creston died on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston Celebration of Life Memorial visitation will be held from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Eagles Club in Creston. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com. Michael Lee Kingery was born...
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Irene Hubbard

December 26, 1921 - November 13, 2015

Irene R. Hubbard , 93, of Creston died Friday, November 13, 2015 at the home of her daughter in rural Shannon City. Graveside services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Tingley Cemetery in Tingley, IA. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Open visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials are to be established. Online condolences may be...
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John Franklin

May 31, 1925 - November 1, 2015

John L. Franklin, 90, of Afton, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at Afton Assembly of God Church in Afton. Pastor William Richardson will officiate. No visitation will be held. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Cemetery in Cedar Rapids at a later date. Flag presentation by...
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Jerry Dean Richards

June 4, 1954 - October 30, 2015

Jerry Dean Richards, 61, of Creston, died Friday, October 30 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home - HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of Highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr at a later date. Family receive friends...
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Norma Crago

January 4, 1928 - October 29, 2015

Norma Jean Crago, 87, of Creston died Thursday, October 29, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of life funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, at the Powers Funeral Home at the junction of Highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home in...
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Oren Jeter

July 28, 1928 - October 25, 2015

Oren Jeter, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be at Grove Chapel Cemetery, southwest of Creston. Open visitation will be from 3 to...
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Jean Broman

November 3, 1918 - October 18, 2015

Jean Broman, 96, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Afton, died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Mount St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday November 2, 2015 at the Afton Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Afton. Memorials can be given to Mount St. Francis Nursing Center, 7550...
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Donald "Jerry" Freemyer

October 17, 2015

Donald 'Jerry' Freemyer, 79, of Lebanon, Mo., formerly of Creston died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at his home in Lebanon, Mo. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. Monday until the start of the service at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at a...
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Dr. George 'Doc' Pennebaker

June 7, 1925 - October 14, 2015

George Roland 'Doc' Pennebaker, 90, left us October 14, 2015, with several family members by his side at Clearview Homes in Mt. Ayr. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Family will be receiving friends from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday with a Masonic...
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Marilynn Conard

October 12, 2015

Marilynn Conard, 83, of Creston, died Monday October 12, 2015 at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Ia. Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday October 16 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Private family burial will be at Harmony Cemetery south of Creston. Family will receive friends during a lunch following...
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Delmar Eblen

April 4, 1925 - October 10, 2015

Delmar Eblen, 90, of Creston died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with a prayer service starting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Following the prayer service there will military rites performed by the Theodore J. Martens Creston VFW Post #1797 of Creston. Burial will...
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Jeff Bierle

January 14, 1962 - October 6, 2015

Jeff Bierle, 53, of Creston, died Tuesday October 6, 2015, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital, in Corning. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2015 with family receiving friends from 5:00...
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Carolyn Mullin

September 26, 2015

Sister Mary Carolyn Mullin, CHM, 95, died September 26, 2015 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, IA. Services there in Our Lady of Peace Chapel are on Wednesday, September 30: Visitation at 8:30 am; Funeral Mass at 9:30 am. Interment: St. Mary Cemetery, Maloy, IA, 2:30 pm. Ellen Kathryn Mullin was born August 18, 1920 in Omaha, NE to Roger and Catherine Flanagan Mullin. She...
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Mary Ross

March 1, 1943 - September 21, 2015

Mary Lou Ross, 72, of Murray, died Monday September 21, 2015 at her home in Murray. Graveside memorial services will be held October 3, 2015 at 1:00p.m. at Newbern Cemetery south of Lacona, Ia., at a later date. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Mary Lou Ross was born March 1, 1943, in Des Moines, Ia. to Elmer Steil and Erma Rowena Logan. Mary was educated in Des...
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Jennifer Lillie

September 20, 1979 - September 13, 2015

Jennifer Lillie, 35, of Creston, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Great Regional Medical Center in Creston. A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Lenox Park in Lenox, Iowa. No visitation will be held. Memorials are to be established. Powers Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. ...
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Brandon Wright

May 4, 1992 - September 13, 2015

Brandon Wright, 23, of Creston, died Sunday, September 13, 2015, at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at God's Outreach Deliverance International Church 306 N. Oak Street in Creston. Pastor JoAnna King will officiate. Open visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015 with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday...
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Helen Riedel

September 2, 1932 - September 11, 2015

Helen Riedel, 83, of Tahlequah, Okla. formerly of Creston, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Cherokee County Nursing Home in Tahlequah, Okla. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday September 18, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor David Tebbenkamp and Rev. Robert L. Sauser will officiate. Burial will be at West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Open...
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Marie Knapp

December 8, 1919 - September 9, 2015

Graveside Memorial services for Marie Knapp will be 2 pm Sunday September 13th at Evergreen Cemetery near Prescott Iowa. In case of rain, the service will be moved to Marie's home on 1st street in Prescott. The family requests any donations in honor of Marie be made through memorial contributions to either the Prescott First Responders or HCI Hospice Care Services. Powers Funeral Home in...
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Virginia Seeley

September 3, 2015

Virginia Seeley, 92, of Grinnell formerly of Afton, died Tuesday, June23, 2015 in Grinnell. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Open visitation will be from 2:30-5 pm Friday at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton, with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. The service, conducted by family and friends will be a time to...
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Richard Lechtenberger

December 2, 1939 - September 2, 2015

Richard Lee Lechtenberger, 75, of Creston, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life memorials services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Crest Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Visitation with the family to receive friends will be from 10-11:00 a...
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Arthur "Art" Lilly

April 17, 1942 - September 2, 2015

Art Lilly, 73, of Afton died Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at Greater Regional Medical Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Open visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, with family receiving friends from 6-8:00 p...
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Marion Matthews

October 12, 1935 - August 28, 2015

Marion Matthews, 79, of Murray, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at his home in Murray. Celebration of life services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday August 31, 2015 at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Open visitation with the family to receive friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service on Monday at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. ...
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Grace Spindler

April 19, 1920 - August 24, 2015

Grace Spindler, 95, of Creston, formerly of Benton, Arkansas, died at Greater Regional Hospice House on August 24, 2015. Memorial service will at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday at Crest Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Local memorial visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Crest Baptist...
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Ruth Lyons

June 29, 1945 - August 17, 2015

Ruth Lyons, 70, of Creston, died Monday, August 17, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Jonathan Watt will officiate. Family will receive friends before the service 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers...
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Ilene Coverdell

September 24, 1950 - August 17, 2015

Ilene Coverdell, 64, of Creston died Monday, August 17, 2015 at her home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Creston. Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2:00 –7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston,...
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Darlene Abel

August 27, 1926 - August 11, 2015

Darlene Abel, 88, of Creston died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be held privately at a later date at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2015 at Powers Funeral...
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Ina Garside

June 1, 1947 - August 5, 2015

Ina Garside, 68, of Greenfield, died Wed. August 5, 2015 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home- HCI in Creston. Private graveside memorials service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at the Fontanelle Cemetery. Pastor Steve Broers will officiate. Open visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in...
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Lucille Beaman

October 10, 1918 - August 3, 2015

Lucille Beaman, 96, of Arispe, died Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the...
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Helen Eagan

June 12, 1928 - August 2, 2015

Helen Eagan, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2015 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to...
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Delma Bittner

August 25, 1925 - July 28, 2015

Delma Bittner, 89, of Creston, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston, IA. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Ia. Pastor David Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Ia. Open visitation will be 3-8:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Powers Funeral...
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Carolyn Tuttle

October 27, 1946 - July 16, 2015

Carolyn Tuttle, 68, of Orient, passed away Thursday July 16, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in Des Moines. Dorothy Carolyn Tuttle was born October 27, 1946 in San Francisco, Calif., to John L. & Dorothy Hoover Tuttle. Carolyn was raised by her grandmother in Orient, after her mother passed. She attended and graduated from Orient-Macksburg High School in 1965. In 1966, she...
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Ryan Ott

April 21, 1981 - July 13, 2015

Ryan Ott, 34, of Creston, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Brian Jack will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Memorials are to be...
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Matthew Martin

January 19, 1969 - July 12, 2015

Matt Martin, 46, of Creston, died Sunday July 12, 2015, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday July 17, 2015 at Powers Funeral Home at the junction of Highways 25 and 34 in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston at a later date. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday July 17, 2015 at...
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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 18, 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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