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“Know you will miss Harvey. Very sorry about your loss. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Karon Finn - Creston, IA - friend

“Debbie and family - so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember so many things about the Chicken Inn and your dad. Seems like EVERYONE knew...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Melodee & Daryl Roberts - IA

“Debbie, What a beautiful tribute, to a very special man! He always gave me a hard time, everytime I seen him! He will be missed by so many! Take care...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ellen Jensen - Afton,, IA

“I always enjoyed working with Harvey at the Adams County Auction Barn and the household and farm sales. I watched Jeff grow up at this time. Harvey...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Garland Wallter - Lenox, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Harv and Glen both lived at Prescott and ran around some together. After we were married we hung out some...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Virginia Luther Hilman - Creston, IA

“Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He was a fine man. I can not remember not knowing him as my parents knew him years ago....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: sharon england - Mount Ayr, KY

“We will miss Harvey's smile, he always teased about us being the richest people in Union County, just because we always have different trucks in ...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: kelly schultz - creston, IA

“Plesase accept my sympathy and of my sons....Harvey fought the 'good fight' a blessing to know that he is no longer in pain...Max and him loved...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ramona Weeks - Creston, IA

Harvey Briles

Harvey Briles, 82, of Creston, died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. A Celebration of life memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the Chicken Inn, 2 miles west of Creston. Pastor Diana Clark will officiate. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Maple Hill Cemetery, north of Cromwell. Military rites by the Williamson American Legion Post #719 and the Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post #1797 of Creston. Memorials will be established in his name. Online condolences may be given under the obituary category at

Harvey Louis Briles, son of Edward Louis Briles and Doris Irene (Simpson) Briles, was born on Feb. 23, 1929, west of Prescott. Harvey played football, basketball and baseball before graduating from Prescott High School in 1947. He worked at the Corning Sale Barn through his senior year, and later owned and operated it. In 1947, Harvey began working nights for the railroad. He also started the auction business with his dad and brother in 1950. They manage many sales, for many years. In 1950, he married Doris White. Together they had four children. They later divorced.

In March of 1951, Harvey entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Harvey lived in Creston, and moved to a farm south of Creston in 1970. In 1974, Harvey purchased the Chicken Inn. In 1980, Harvey married Patricia (O’Riley) Bantz. They lived and work in the Creston area. Harvey retired from the railroad in 1991. They have continued to have jam sessions at the Chicken Inn, to the present day.

Harvey was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Eagles Lodge, both of Creston; he was a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Prescott American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Briles of Creston; three daughters, Sandy Manrose of Papillion, Neb., Cathy (fiancé Jerry Balius) Hayes and Debbie (husband Kevin) Glick, all of Creston; a son, Jeff (wife Brenda) Briles of Perry; a step-daughter, Sandy (husband John) Schulte of Maryville, Mo.; and step-son, John (friend Paula Zillmer) Bantz of Glenwood; 9 grandchildren, Ryan (fiancée Julie Kroeger) Manrose, Shawn Manrose, Jason (wife Wendy) Hayes, Nicki Hayes, Chad and Cody Means, and Davin, Larissa and Beau Briles; 5 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, James Briles.