Powers Funeral Home

We pride ourselves on the service we provide each family we serve.

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

William "Bill" Drake

April 12, 1932 - February 15, 2018

William "Bill" Drake, 85, of Creston died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Lonnie Koons will officiate. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery, south of Macksburg. Memorials are to be established in his name...
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Shirley Wilmeth

June 17, 1938 - February 15, 2018

Shirley Wilmeth, 79, of Creston, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Greater Regional Hospice Home/HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22,...
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Paul Allen Scheel

September 19, 1972 - February 14, 2018

Paul "Boner" Scheel, 45, of Creston died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 23, with family...
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David Parks

July 24, 1975 - February 12, 2018

David Parks, 42, of Creston, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Wed. at the Powers Funeral...
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Baby girl Ariana Hazel Holle

February 10, 2018 - February 10, 2018

Ariana Hazel Holle, was delivered Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Private Memorial Services will be held at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will assist the family. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Ariana Hazel Holle was delivered February 10, 2018 to Caitlyn Ray and Jordan Holle in Creston. She...
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Delores Roberts

August 10, 1929 - February 9, 2018

Delores Roberts, 88, of Creston, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Greater Regional Hospice Home - HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services are tentatively set for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Graceland Cemetery Chapel, south of Creston. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the Graceland Cemetery Chapel and burial...
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Larry Gibson

May 10, 1940 - February 5, 2018

Larry Gibson, 77, of Creston, died Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Powers Funeral Home. In...
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Robert H. Thompson

September 1, 1938 - February 4, 2018

Robert H. Thompson, 79, of Afton, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Military services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, Iowa. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Avenue in Afton, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m....
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Jean Richardson

November 6, 1928 - February 2, 2018

Jean Richardson, 89, of Creston, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m....
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Boone Denton

February 1, 2018

Boone Denton, 18 months old, of Creston, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate. Open memorial visitation, with family receiving friends will be 10- 11 a.m. service time prior to the service on Wednesday....
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Carol Wilcoxson

December 9, 1928 - January 31, 2018

Carol L. Wilcoxson, 89, formerly of Lamoni, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Southern Hills Specialty Care Center in Osceola. No public services are to be scheduled. Private burial will be at the Trinity Christian Cemetery near Decatur, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Christian Church. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com. Carol Louise ...
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Edith Warren

September 24, 1928 - January 30, 2018

Edith Warren, 89, of Lorimor died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Ringgold County Hospital in Mt. Ayr, IA. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery east of Afton. Visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, with family...
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Margaret A. Baker

April 14, 1934 - January 29, 2018

Margaret Baker, 83, of Creston, formerly of Lenox & Red Oak died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Greater Regional Hospice Home - HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Rev. William Richardson will officiate. Burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Visitation with...
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Eugene Kralik

August 1, 1938 - January 25, 2018

Eugene "Gene" Kralik, 79, of Creston, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home in Creston following heart complications. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Phil Price will officiate. Burial will be private at a later date. Open visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, January 27, with family...
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Emma Clem

January 6, 1948 - January 24, 2018

Emma Clem, 70, of Creston, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her home with her family in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. No visitation will be held. Memorials are to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church or to Hospice of Central Iowa or Crestmoor Golf Club. Online...
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Lucille Jones

August 17, 1938 - January 23, 2018

Lucille Jones, 79, of Afton, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at her home in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery, south of Shannon City. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 26, with family receiving...
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Rebecca Paxton

November 5, 1956 - January 22, 2018

Becky Paxton, 61, of Afton, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 10:30 Friday, January 26, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be 3-7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00...
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William "Bill" Cihak

December 26, 1931 - January 20, 2018

Bill Cihak, 86, of Creston, died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Flag presentation by the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797, Creston VFW. Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Iowa Veterans...
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Craig Cordell

November 10, 1963 - January 11, 2018

Craig Cordell, 54, of Creston died Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 1-5:00 p.m....
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Baby Maggie Myers

January 10, 2018

Baby Maggie Myers, 3 days old, of Creston, died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines. Baby Maggie is the daughter of John Myers, Jr and Amber Rinke, both of Creston. There are no public services scheduled at this time. Powers Funeral Home in Creston assisted with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com.
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Ken C. Hudson

May 9, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Ken Hudson, 87, of Creston, died Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston, Pastor Jim Morris and Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at the St. Lawrence Odd Fellows...
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Chuck Johnson

August 14, 1957 - January 3, 2018

Chuck Johnson, 60, of rural Lenox, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Grove "Guss" Cemetery, south of Corning. Open visitation will be from 1 to 5 p...
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Kelly Konkler

April 10, 1949 - December 30, 2017

Kelly Konkler, 68, of Shannon City, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home. Graveside memorial celebration of life services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Burial will be at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Full Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and the Maurice Dunn American Legion Post # 7. In...
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Bonnie Tallmon

January 22, 1917 - December 28, 2017

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Von Tull

January 23, 1939 - December 22, 2017

W. Von Tull, 78, of Afton, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in CRESTON. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery, south of Macksburg. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, with family...
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Kathleen Seales

September 30, 1921 - December 14, 2017

Kathleen Seales, 96 of Lorimor, died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at West Bridge Care and Rehab in Winterset. Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Private Family burial will be at Lorimor cemetery in Lorimor. Open visitation will be from Sunday December 17, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. with family...
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Florence Kepner

February 14, 1919 - December 8, 2017

Florence Kepner, 98, of Wichita Falls, Texas; formerly of Creston, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at The Gables of Rolling Meadows in Wichita Falls, Texas. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Pastor Jerry Richards will officiate. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery, south of...
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Donna Moran

March 1, 1943 - December 5, 2017

Donna Moran, 74, of Creston, died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 10 to 11 Saturday...
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Wanda Huntington

June 16, 1920 - December 5, 2017

Wanda Huntington, 97, of Afton, died on Tuesday, December 05, 2017, at the Afton Care Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service, Saturday at Powers...
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Amos Barnhouse

May 18, 1952 - November 27, 2017

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...
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Eugene Fitzgerald

February 26, 1938 - November 24, 2017

Eugene Fitzgerald, 79, of Stuart died Friday, November 24, 2017 at his home. Memorial mass will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart. Father Raymond Higgins will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Stuart. Open memorial visitation will be from 4- 7 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, with family...
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Duane Stearns

June 2, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Bernard Duane Stearns, 85, of Ames, formerly of Creston, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Bickford Cottage of Ames. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery. Flag presentation will be by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post #1797 of Creston. ...
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Donald Brown

October 8, 1958 - November 21, 2017

Donnie Brown, 59, of Creston, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A visitation will be held in lieu of a service. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 2 to 6 p.m., December 2, at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made...
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Vincent Schieffer, Jr.

March 25, 1930 - November 19, 2017

Vincent Schieffer, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home- HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Graveside Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Calvary Cemetery, west of Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. Military Graveside Rites by the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797,...
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Darlene Weeda

September 10, 1931 - November 11, 2017

Darlene Weeda, 86, of Afton, died November 11, 2017. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday November 15, 2017 with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m., and concluding time of prayer and sharing at 7 p.m. Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge in AFTON. Private burial will be at Tingley Cemetery, north of Tingley. Memorials can be given to...
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Ronald Scarberry

January 17, 1952 - November 11, 2017

Ronald R. Scarberry, 65, of Afton, died Saturday, November 11, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Military flag presentation will be performed by the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797, Creston V.F.W. ...
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Linda Permann

November 14, 1944 - November 5, 2017

Linda K. Permann, 72 of Tipton, IA went to be with the Lord on November 5, 2017 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Linda was born at Creston, IA on Nov 14, 1944. Her parents were William Kenneth and Bessie (Thompson) Miller. She graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in June 1962. Following graduation she was employed by the Des Moines School Board until her marriage to Neil...
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Jennifer Watkins

March 2, 1972 - November 4, 2017

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Family Worship Center of Kellerton. Pastor Bart Shields will officiate.
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Bobbie Jo Bartley

April 19, 1975 - November 1, 2017

Bobbie Jo Bartley, 42, of Creston, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Family will be receiving friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. service time on Friday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 4:20 pm at Montgomery...
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John "Jack" Christensen

October 4, 1942 - October 30, 2017

John "Jack" Christensen, 75, of Lucas, formerly of Creston, died Monday, October 30, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 6, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate the service. Military flag presentation with taps will be by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post #1797. ...
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Mardelle Huss

August 12, 1916 - October 30, 2017

Mardelle Huss, 101, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Creston and Afton, died Monday, October 30th, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris and Ed Ritter will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to service time Wednesday...
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Phyllis M. Schaffer

October 26, 2017

Phyllis M. Schaffer, 96, of Jackson, TN, formerly of Creston, died October 26, 2017. A Memorial Mass for Phyllis will be held in Creston, IA on November 21, 2017 at 10 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Fr. Ken Halbur will officiate. There will be a Graveside service shortly after the mass at the Mount Zion Cemetery, 4 miles north of Prescott . A Funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's...
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James McCulley

August 11, 1958 - October 20, 2017

Jim McCulley, 59, of Afton, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Burial will be held privately at Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. James Alan McCulley was born on August 11, 1958...
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Wayne Scott

February 29, 1956 - October 20, 2017

Wayne S. Scott, 61, of Creston, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate the service. Burial will be at South Oakland/Quincy Cemetery near Carbon. Military rites will be presented by Theodore J. Marten's VFW...
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Marilyn Adams

May 31, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Marilyn Adams, 84, of Thayer, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Afton Care Center in Afton. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Visitation, with family receiving friends will be one hour prior to service on Monday at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. In lieu...
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John McIntire

December 31, 1934 - October 11, 2017

John McIntire, 82, of Afton, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday with family receiving friends from 5:00 – 7...
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Roger McCay

October 24, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Roger McCay, 74, of Diagonal, died at his home on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Visitation, with family receiving friends, will be from 11-1:00 p.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral...
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John Jack Dobberthein

October 4, 2017

John "Jack" Dobberthein, 78, of Thayer, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Father. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in the Murray Cemetery in Murray with full military honors being provided by William Lochery American Legion Post # 405 of Murray...
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Philip Donald Swanson

July 4, 1959 - October 2, 2017

Philip Donald Swanson, "Born on the 4th of July" 1959 in Creston Iowa to Alice June (Huss) and Donald Dean Swanson left our earthly home to join family, friends and our Heavenly Father on October 2, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service, officiated by Pastor Brian Jack, will begin at 10 am Saturday October 7, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home. Hwys 25 & 34 in Creston Iowa. Following the service there...
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Dorothy McAtee

May 2, 1938 - September 29, 2017

Dorothy McAtee, 79, of Kellerton, died Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr, Ia. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Willis Chapel cemetery in Grundy County, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Dorothy Ellen (Phillips) McAtee, daughter of...
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Kenneth Fluckey

August 1, 1930 - September 26, 2017

Kenneth Fluckey, 87, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, formerly of Afton, passed away at his home on September 26, 2017. Celebration of Life Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Afton United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton and Rev. Jim Morris will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for later...
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Betty Johnson

September 24, 2017

Betty Johnson, 84, of Creston, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice House. There will be no public services scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the family. Betty Johnson daughter of Maude Lorena (Clark) and Frank Benjamin Davis, was born July 4, 1933 in Madison County, Ia. Betty graduated from Zion High School in 1951. Betty worked as a...
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H. Jessie Sharp

September 21, 2017

Jesse Sharp, 87, of Kellerton, died at the Clearview home in Mt. Ayr on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Celebration of life memorial gathering, will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Jesse's home in Kellerton, IA. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Jesse Haskell Sharp was born March 4, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas to Jessie Haskell Sharp, Sr....
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Carol Pugh

February 2, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Carol M. (Cheers) Pugh, 92, of Arispe died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Arispe. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with family...
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Rod "Ironman" Abell

March 15, 1954 - September 13, 2017

Rod "Ironman" Abell, 63, of Orient, died at his home near Orient on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Celebrations of Life services will be11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Cromwell. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Open visitation will be from 8-11:00 a.m. Saturday, with family receiving friends...
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Lanny Green

March 19, 1944 - September 7, 2017

Lanny Lee Green, 73, formerly of Creston, Iowa, died Thursday, September 7, 2017, at his home in Dallas, Texas. A funeral service was held at the First Christian Church of Carrollton, Texas, on September 9, 2017. A memorial is anticipated in Creston, Iowa, at a future date. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com. Lanny was born March 19, 1944, to Doris J. and Delbert W. Foster in...
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Gary Wimmer

September 7, 2017

Gary Wimmer, 71, of Creston, joined his Savior in Glory on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastors David Tebbenkamp, Dan Fields and Norman Hoag will officiate. Burial will be at the Jerusalem Cemetery at a later date. Open memorial visitation will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at...
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Wayne Hiland

January 23, 1934 - September 6, 2017

Wayne Hiland, 83, of Orient, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Cathy Nutting will officiate the service. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, Ia. with honors provided by the Iowa Navy Funeral Honors...
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Marvin Ringberg

September 5, 2017

Marvin Ringberg, 85, of Shannon City, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Arispe United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Private family burial will be at Harmony Cemetery in south of Creston at a later date. Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 9-11 a.m. service...
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Norma J. French

February 4, 1928 - September 5, 2017

Norma French, 89, of Creston, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Powers Funeral Home near the junction of highway 25 and 34 in Creston. Pastor Dan Fields and Pastor Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate the service. Norma donated her body to Des Moines University and the...
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Grace Cornelison

April 3, 1918 - August 25, 2017

Grace Cornelison, 99, of Creston died Friday, August 25, 2017 at Afton Care Center. Time of Sharing Graveside Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Grace Marian (Keehn) Cornelison, daughter of Frank C. Keehn and Stella Bertha (Wallace) Keehn, was born on April...
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Bernard Shea

October 3, 1917 - August 20, 2017

Bernard Shea, 99, of Creston, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home – HCI in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery, west of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with family...
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William "Bill" G. Jones

October 12, 1930 - August 9, 2017

William G. Jones, 86, of Afton, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter following the service. HCI Hospice Chaplain Mike Albert will conduct the committal...
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Sherry Taylor

December 24, 1942 - August 7, 2017

Sherry L. Taylor, 74 of West Des Moines, formerly of Creston, entered eternal rest Monday, August 7, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 followed by a meal, at Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. in Creston with Pastor Charles Spindler presiding. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a...
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Carl Woods

August 2, 2017

LCDR Carl Woods, USN Retired, 93, of Corpus Christi, Texas went to his eternal patrol, on August 2, 2017 at his home in Corpus Christi. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Murray Church of Christ in Murray, IA. Rev. Roger Woods will officiate. Interment will be at the Murray Cemetery south of Murray with military graveside rites by the William...
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John McIntosh

December 11, 1927 - July 31, 2017

John McIntosh, 89, of Creston, died Monday July 31, 2017 at Creston Specialty Care. Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Dan Fields will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Military honors will be provided by Theodore J. Marten's Post #1797 of Creston. Open visitation will be...
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Herbert 'Hub' Brantner

August 14, 1928 - July 28, 2017

Herbert "Hub" Brantner was born August 14, 1928 at Dixon, Illinois and passed away peacefully at the Lenox Care Center, Lenox, Iowa on July 28, 2017. He was the 6th of 10 children of Benjamin Michael and Hassie Mae (White) Brantner, named after President Herbert Hoover. While in the 6th grade, Hub made his profession of faith in Christ and was baptized in the Lanark Church of the Brethren by Rev....
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Dorothy Rectenbaugh

October 30, 1929 - July 27, 2017

Dorothy Rectenbaugh, 87, of Creston, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. A celebration of life prayer service will be Tuesday August 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be in Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter, Ia. Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Open visitation will be from Tuesday 2-7...
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Wade Geary

September 25, 1965 - July 25, 2017

Wade J. Geary, 51, of Adair, Iowa died Monday July 24, 2017 at his home in Adair. Celebration of Life Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at...
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Lois Criss

July 8, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Lois Criss, 93, of Afton died on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lorimor United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton and Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery near Afton. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends...
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Allie (Winkler) Faust

May 25, 1914 - July 21, 2017

Allie (Winkler) Faust, 103, of Mulberry, Ind., formerly of the Creston and Lorimor areas, died Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Mulberry Nursing Home in Mulberry, Ind. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Chaplain Matt Novotny will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation...
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Russell Reasland

November 8, 1938 - July 16, 2017

Russ Reasland, 78, of Creston, died Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate the service. The family requests causal dress. Burial will be at the Summit Cemetery in rural Cromwell. Open visitation will be from 2:00 –...
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Aaron Parker

September 3, 1978 - July 14, 2017

Aaron Parker, 38, of Creston, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Visitation, with family receiving friends will be from 3- 4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the...
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Eldon Starmer

July 19, 1950 - July 11, 2017

Eldon Starmer, 66, of Creston, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Bill Armstrong will officiate. Burial will be at Diagonal Cemetery in Diagonal. Full military honors will be conducted by the Diagonal American Legion Post #395. Open visitation...
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Marjo Brown

February 11, 1933 - July 10, 2017

Marjo Brown, 84, of Creston, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Cameron Adams will officiate. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott at a later date. Visitation with family receiving friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the start of...
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Emma Jean Packnett

July 9, 2017

Emma Jean (Kauffman) Packnett was born in Geneseo, Ill. to Melvin and Mabel (Kropf) Kauffman. She peacefully passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017 after a lengthy illness, at the age of 75 years 1 month and 14 days. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 13, 2017 at the Crest View Amish Mennonite Church north east of Creston. Edward Headings, Leonard Headings, Gerald Hostetler and...
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Larry Hartle

May 31, 1961 - June 13, 2017

Larry D. Hartle. 56. Of Creston, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held by the family at a later date in Colorado. Powers Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Hartle Family at 607 N. Pine, Creston, Iowa 50801. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of www.powersfh...
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Melvin Stauffer

October 29, 1928 - June 5, 2017

Melvin Stauffer, 88, of Creston, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8...
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Jeanne Herzberg

May 26, 1930 - May 28, 2017

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 1, at noon, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 N. Sumner Avenue, Creston, Iowa, 50801. Visitation with the family will be 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, 1614 P Avenue, Clarinda, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church for either the Outside...
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Darrel Wilcoxson

December 27, 1926 - May 28, 2017

Darrel D. Wilcoxson, 90, of Creston, formerly of Lamoni, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. No public services are to be scheduled. Private burial will be at the Trinity Christian Cemetery near Decatur, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Christian Church near Decatur. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com. ...
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Judy Clark

January 8, 1943 - May 11, 2017

Judy Clark, 74, of Creston died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Rev. Paul Vandevender will officiate. Visitation will be 12-3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017; with family receiving friends from 1-3:00 p.m. Sunday at Powers Funeral Home in...
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Carol McGuire

April 2, 1958 - May 10, 2017

Carol McGuire, 59, of Thayer, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her home near Thayer. A celebration of life will be held May 20, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. at the Roadside Bar and Grill in Arispe. Private family burial will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery, south of Thayer. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be to the Hospice of Central Iowa. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. ...
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Carol Harrison

June 20, 1925 - May 4, 2017

Carol Le (Hatfield) Harrison, 91, of Creston, Iowa, passed away on May 4, 2017, at the Afton Care Center in Afton, Iowa. Carol was born June 20, 1925, a daughter to Roy and Goldie (Bates) Hatfield, at the family farm west of Lorimor, Iowa. She attended country grade school and graduated from Lorimor High School in 1942. She then went on to Simpson College for a year before transferring to...
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Dale McDonald

February 8, 1938 - May 2, 2017

Dale M ͨ Donald, 79, of the Creston and Afton areas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his daughter's home in Winterset. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Macksburg . Rev. Jim Morris will officiate the service. Burial will be at Moon Cemetery in rural Macksburg, Ia. The family will receive friends from 2:00...
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Lois Monday

April 25, 2017

Lois Monday, 74, of Creston, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Brian Jack will officiate. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with family to receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Powers Funeral...
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Bonnie Routh

April 16, 1931 - April 24, 2017

Bonnie Routh, 86, of Creston, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Clearview Nursing Home in Mt. Ayr. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Family will receive friends from 10-11:00 a.m. Thursday service time. Pastor Delores Doench will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Platte Center...
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Jack Rusk

July 17, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Jack Wendell Rusk, 91, of Afton, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Afton Care Center. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton at a later date. Open visitation with the family receiving friends will be 1- 3 p. m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge in Afton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Jack's name. Online condolences may be given...
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Cynthia McCloud

December 13, 1951 - April 22, 2017

Cynthia McCloud, 65, of Creston, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Greg Sargent of Kansas City will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences...
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William Harpin

June 2, 1925 - April 19, 2017

William Harpin, 91, of Creston died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines at a later date. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be one hour prior to the service on...
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Mildred Sullivan

December 27, 1925 - April 16, 2017

Mildred (Spare) Sullivan, 91, of Afton, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Afton. Father Ken Halbur will officiate the service. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, with...
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Jim McGuire

June 7, 1928 - April 13, 2017

Jim McGuire, 88, of Thayer died Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home in Thayer. Celebration of Life services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, south of Thayer. Family receiving friends, will be 5-8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in...
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Virginia Hilman

October 18, 1931 - April 12, 2017

Virginia Hilman, 85, of Creston, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Clearview Home in Clearfield. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18...
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Dorothy Gose

March 27, 1922 - April 10, 2017

Dorothy Gose, 95, of Afton, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Rev. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Private Family Burial will be at a later date at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open memorial visitation, with family receiving friends will be from 12 noon to...
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Ralph Goff

September 14, 1941 - April 3, 2017

Ralph E. Goff, 76, of Afton, formerly of Creston, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p...
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Merwyn 'Merv" Richardson

March 6, 1937 - April 2, 2017

Merv Richardson, 80, of Creston, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Family requests your presence at a luncheon for time of fellowship following the service also at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. ...
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Damian Baker

June 29, 1938 - March 29, 2017

Damian Baker, 78, of Creston, died Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Creston Specialty Care. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Open visitation with family to receive friends will be Tuesday April 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. time of service at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Private family...
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Noah Aaron Caplinger

March 27, 2017

Noah Caplinger, 11 day old son of Amanda Ayers and Aubrey Caplinger, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Ia. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Open memorial visitation will be from 1- 4 p.m. Sunday April 2, 2017, with family receiving...
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Betty Hudson

July 24, 1922 - March 27, 2017

Betty Hudson, 94, of Creston, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Funeral services will be 10:30 on Monday, April 3, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Creston. Pastor Jim Woodworth will officiate the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday with the family receiving friends...
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Theresa Lovell

September 15, 1935 - March 19, 2017

Theresa Lovell, 81, of Urbandale formerly of Creston passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:30 p.m. Friday with family receiving...
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Dennis Nelson

March 15, 1937 - March 18, 2017

Dennis G. Nelson, 80, of Ellston, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home near Ellston. Services will be held at a later date in Mankato, Minnesota. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is assisting with local arrangements. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Dennis Gene Nelson, son of Norris Clifton Nelson and Glenda (Hastad) Nelson, was born on March 15, 1937 in...
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