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Amos Barnhouse

Obituary for Amos Barnhouse

May 18, 1952 - November 27, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 65


Amos L. Barnhouse, 65, of Creston, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Burial will be at the Waverly Cemetery in Waverly, Illinois. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 9 to 11a.m. Thursday, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be given at

Amos Leroy Barnhouse, son of Bonnie L. (Burris) Hughes and Stanley N.C. Hughes, was born on May 18, 1952 in Muncie, Indiana. He was educated in Muncie schools.

In 1972, Amos married Billie Jean Stouffe in Illinois. They lived and worked in the Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Iowa. Together, they had a son, Michael. Amos and Billie Jean later divorced.

On February 2, 2000, Amos married Peggy Rose Kelly in Osceola, Iowa. They lived most all of their married life in the Creston area. Amos worked at truck driving, construction, tree trimming, the production of wire harnesses for Dekko in Afton and at farm work. He became disabled in later years.
Amos was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lenox. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Amos loved children and his fur babies (dogs/cats).

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Barnhouse; a son, Michael (wife Heather) Barnhouse of Virden, Ill.; a step-daughter, Victoria Lee of Bellevue, Neb.; two step-sons, Jason Watson of Fairbury, Neb. and Matt Niepert of Creston; 9 grandchildren; Austin, Derrick, Kaylee, Michaeh, Zackery, Ethan, Emily, Christian and Jaycee; and 1 great Grandson, Mark; two brothers, Brent (wife Sandy) Hughes of Auburn, Ill. and Stanley "Oddie" (wife Sheila) Hughes of Waverly, Ill.; and two sisters, Brenda (William "Butch") Stouffe of Girard, Ill.; and Jacki (husband Scott) Cloyd of Anderson, Ind.; a cousin, Jim Goodman of Corning; and many nieces, nephews and other family.

Amos was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife Carmen (Woods) Barnhouse and his grandparents.


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