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“Doris has been a part of my family before i was even born. I remember my mom telling me when she was pregnant w me & she was at gma & gpa's & got up...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Tiffany Montanye - Creston, IA

“Growing up, I visited my grandparents, Joe and Betty Carroll, and always took the time to go across the alley to visit with Aunt Doris. As one of...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Stephanie Miller - Pittsburgh, PA

“The world has lost a beautiful person. I was in the second grade when I moved to Maple Street and remember everyone was welcome at the McIntosh...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Belinda Land

“"Aunt Doris" was what we called her. I was 2 when we moved into the neighborhood. Believe it or not, I do remember when they lived down at the end of...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tina Carroll Swanson - Bellevue, NE

“when I think of the word mother doris comes to mind she mothered and was a roll model for alot of children growing up she had a caring giving smile...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Gay Anne Smith Auten - Lenox, IA

“I had just finished first grade when we moved in down the alley from Willard and Doris. Cathy was just a baby, I think she started walking that...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kathleen (Carrolll) Miller - NV

“Even though we have know this day was coming, it is never easy to lose such a dear friend. Doris was such a great friend to my whole family...we...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lindse (Carroll) Reuss - IA

“So sorry to hear of Doris' passing. I was acquainted with Doris and Willard through trucking. In the 1970's I was with a shipper in Shenandoah, Iowa...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: James Patrick Morgans - IA

“Goodbye to a wonderful friend and neighbor. of 46 yrs....How are boys all loved you and Willard...picking pumpkins and delivering....A faithful...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Ramona Weeks - Creston, IA

“So sorry to hear about Doris. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family. Doris was a special lady with lots of smiles for everyone. She will be...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Don and Sharon Irelan - Creston, IA

“Kathy, Chelsea, and Tim, I am so sad to hear that Doris has passed away. I can not remember the Maple Street neighborhood without thinking of...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Frances Bird - Springfield, MO

“Kathy and Chelsea you are in my thoughts and prayers... much love your friend Jaley ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jaleyn Dobbs - Creston, IA

“Doris will be greatly missed. It was always nice seeing her at all the activities. Jerry, Sherri, and Amanda Nissen ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Sherri Nissen - Prescott, IA

“My memories of Doris are there as if it was yesterday I was picking our pumpkins from the yard. As my sister mentioned delivering papers to her house...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Tresha Millslagle - Kanawha Iowa, IA

“I can't tell you how many memories I have of Doris there are too many to mention every single one of them was wonderful, and I will cherish them all....Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Jessen - kanawha, IA

“We lost a very bright, funny, loving, caring and strong woman, but she will never be far away. She will always be in our hearts. She is in Heaven...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Shondel - Blockton, IA - friend

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Doris L. McIntosh, 85, of Creston, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston surrounded by her family and friends. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dan Moore will officiate. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday. Memorials are to be established. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at

Doris Louise (Himiller) McIntosh was born March 16, 1926 in Villisca, Iowa to Flossie L. (Christie) Himiller and Harry H. Himiller. Doris graduated from Villisca High School in 1944. On November 6, 1942 Doris was united in marriage to Willard Paul McIntosh in Villisca. Born to this union was, one daughter Kathryn and also a special nephew Tim who was like a son to them and made his home with them at a young age. They lived in Villisca and later moved to Creston where Doris was a homemaker, wonderful mom and grandmother. She also helped out as a dispatcher for her and Willard's trucking business and delivered meals on wheels.

She loved her rose garden and growing pumpkins and then having all the school children come to the pumpkin patch to pick just that right one. She loved going to all the school plays, musicals, marching bands and color guard contests that her granddaughter Chelsea was in. She never missed a one and was always ready to go even if it was 3:00 a.m. in the morning.

She was a grandma and aunt to a lot of people and children and loved doing things with her nieces and nephews. She always had candy for all the children when they stopped by. She loved the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving with all the fall colors. She loved her church and placing the flowers on the alter each week. She was part of the evening fellowship and was always there with a helping hand. Doris was a member of the St. Johns United Church of Christ in Creston, a hostess at the historical site and volunteered at the Greater Regional Medical Center.

She will be missed by her family and friends. Doris is survived by; daughter, Kathryn Kay Carter of Creston & her granddaughter: Chelsea Kay Carter of Des Moines; special nephew: Tim (fiancée Melinda) McIntosh of Creston; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: John & Betty McIntosh of Creston and sister-in-law: Kathie McIntosh of Caulfield, Mo. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Amanda (husband Jarod) Beede of Des Moines, Ia., Virginia Harlan of Creston, Tim, Jr. (wife Randi Jo) McIntosh of Liberty, Mo., Lisa McIntosh (fiancée Chris Ludwig) of Creston, Tiffany Perkins of Clear Lake, Ia., Tina Etzen of Creston and Tonya Etzen of Creston; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband Willard in 2002 and her sister and brother-in-law.