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" 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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James 'Jim' Paxton, Jr.

July 14, 1943 - March 18, 2017

James 'Jim' Paxton, Jr., 73 of Creston died on March 18, 2017 at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. No memorial services will be held. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City at a later date. Memorials are to the American Kidney Foundation or the Dog Gone Rescue in Creston. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com. James...
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Thomas Rotert

August 17, 1961 - March 16, 2017

Thomas Jude Rotert, 55, of Creston died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Open visitation will be 2-6:30 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. Sharing services will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church...
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V. Arlene Madison

July 7, 1930 - March 14, 2017

Arlene Madison, 86, of Creston, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home in Creston. Graveside services were held at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Pastor Delores Doench officiated. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. No public visitation was held. Memorials can be given to the St. John's United Church of Christ in Creston. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh...
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Michelle Roberts

January 4, 1971 - March 11, 2017

Michelle Roberts, 46, of Creston, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Michelle Ann (Doolittle) Roberts was born on January 4, 1971 in Coldwater, Mich., a daughter to Wesley Earl...
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William G. Ray

September 8, 1927 - February 25, 2017

William Gordon Ray of Creston, Iowa was lovingly welcomed by his Savior to his heavenly home, on February 25, 2017 leaving this life at the Creston Nursing and Rehab Care Center in Creston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Interment will be...
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Ronald Cain

September 22, 1938 - February 23, 2017

Ronald L. Cain, 78, of Creston, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Private services will be held at a later date. Powers Funeral Home in Creston has been entrusted with assisting and condolences can be made at www.powersfh.com. Ronald Larry Cain was born September 22, 1938 in Thurman, Iowa to George William Cain and Alma Marie ...
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Fern Holliday

November 19, 1919 - February 20, 2017

Fern Holliday, 97, of Creston, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral services will be 10:30 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6...
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Dale Wagner

December 17, 1943 - February 16, 2017

Dale Wagner, 73, of Creston formerly of Rolfe, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his home in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahontas, Ia. Father Bormann and Monsignor Michael Sernett will officiate the service. Burial will be at Saint Margaret's Cemetery in Rolfe, Ia. Visitation...
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Lorene Means

February 16, 2017

Lorene Means, 90, of Creston, died Thursday February 16, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Private Family burial will be at Graceland cemetery in Creston at a later date. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Lorene Elizabeth Means was born February 7, 1927, in Gown, Okla. to Mollie Eller (Martin) and Marcus Janeway. Lorene attended Edgewood High School in...
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Janet Ferree

February 13, 2017

Janet Ferree, 73, of Creston, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at her home in Creston. Celebration of life Services well be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be at Morgan Cemetery in Kent, Ia. Visitation with the family receiving friends will begin at 12:00 (noon) on Saturday and continue until the start of...
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Marilyn Everman

March 29, 1926 - February 4, 2017

Marilyn Everman, 90, of Creston, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Marilyn requested her body be donated to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. There are no services planned. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Marilyn Rose (Miller) Everman was born on March 29, 1926, in Kansas City,...
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Dennis Gardner

June 19, 1958 - February 4, 2017

Dennis Gardner, 58, of Creston, died Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Rev. Jerry White will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may...
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Patricia Bishop

April 14, 1931 - February 2, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Bishop, 85, of Creston died Thursday, February 02, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Brian Jack and Pastor Dan Turner will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 3-4:00 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church. ...
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Marvin "Smitty" Smith

February 2, 2017

Marvin "Smitty" Smith, 59, of Conway, died Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Allegiant Mercy Hospital in Corning. Celebration of Life Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Ben Turner will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Open visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 5, with family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at...
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Louise Wenzig

October 9, 1922 - February 1, 2017

Louise Wenzig, 94, of Creston, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at the Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell. Pastor Karen Norton and Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery near Cromwell. Open visitation will...
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Aaron Mansour

April 8, 1971 - January 30, 2017

Aaron Mansour, 45, of Creston died Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Creston after a 15-month battle with a recurrent brain tumor. Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley and Father Ken Halbur will officiate the service. Visitation with the family receiving friends will begin...
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John Kuster

February 12, 1945 - January 29, 2017

John Kuster, 71, of Orient died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Orient United Methodist Church. Rev. Cathy Nutting will officiate. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery west of Orient. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends...
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Martin Shawler

October 25, 1940 - January 26, 2017

Martin Shawler, 76, of Creston, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Services will be at 4 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 & 25 in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial at a later date will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. Flag presentation by the Theodore J....
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Oscar Lovell

April 13, 1933 - January 24, 2017

Oscar Lovell, 83, of Urbandale formerly of Creston passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation, with family receiving friends from 10 to 11 a.m....
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Delores Schieffer

October 30, 1929 - January 24, 2017

Delores Schieffer, 87, of Creston, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her home at the Homestead Assisted Living in Creston. Private services will be Friday, January 27, 2017. Pastor Mary O'Riley and Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials...
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Michael "Shorty" McCarthy

July 26, 1949 - January 13, 2017

Michael McCarthy, 67, of Lorimor, died on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at East Union High School Concourse in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Flag presentation will be conducted following the service by Theodore J. Martens of Afton and Creston VFW Post ...
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Ronald Levine

August 19, 1927 - January 11, 2017

Ron Levine spent the majority of his life as a principal, coach, official, church-goer, volunteer and Chicago White Sox fan. To those who knew him best, though, he was a man of strong faith, who cherished time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends. Levine, 89, of Creston, died Wednesday at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Open...
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Thelma Sammons

November 11, 1921 - January 8, 2017

Thelma Sammons, 95, of Creston, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 10-11:00 before the service on Thursday. Memorials are to the Union...
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Agnes Eklund

December 8, 1924 - January 2, 2017

Agnes M Eklund, 92, of Creston, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at the Greater Regional Hospice House-HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. A lunch will be served, followed by burial in the Oakland Cemetery at Shannon City. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 5, with family...
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Donald Weis

September 25, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Donald E. Weis, 89, of Afton, died Friday, December 30, 2016 at his home in Afton. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 2, 2017 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Afton. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at St. Edward's Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be from 2-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Powers Funeral Home in Afton, a 4:30 p.m. Sunday Rosary...
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Patty Haight

January 7, 1938 - December 30, 2016

Patty Lou (Perkins) Haight, 78, of Mt Ayr, formerly of Arispe passed away of heart failure Friday, December 30, 2016 at the age of 78, one week before her 79th birthday, in Mount Ayr, Iowa. She was loved very much by her family and many friends. Family was the most important aspect of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:00 a.m....
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Herbert Justice

June 8, 1928 - December 21, 2016

Herbert Glenn Justice son of Bonnie Effie (Baxter) and Glenn Herbert Justice was born June 8, 1928, in rural Bondurant in Polk County, Ia. Herbert graduated from Murray High School in 1946. Herbert Glenn Justice, son of Bonnie Effie (Baxter) and Glenn Herbert Justice, was born June 8, 1928, in rural Bondurant in Polk County, Ia. Herbert graduated from Murray High School in 1946. ...
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Al Hoepker

December 19, 2016

Al Hoepker, 91, of Creston, died Monday December 19, 2016, at his home near Creston. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston with flag presentation by Theodore J. Martens, Creston VFW Post #1797. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22,...
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Carol Hauser

June 29, 1934 - December 17, 2016

Carol Hauser, 82, of Creston, died Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Creston Specialty Care. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held privately by her family at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials can be given to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Carol Ann (White...
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Evelyn Lewis

August 12, 1922 - November 25, 2016

Evelyn Lewis, 94, of Fountain West Care Center in West Des Moines, formerly of the Orient and Creston areas, passed away on November 25, 2016 at Mercy West Hospital in West Des Moines, Iowa. Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Phil Price will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill...
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Lottie Riley

February 29, 1924 - November 21, 2016

Lottie Riley, 92, of Creston; formerly of Afton, died Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Open visitation...
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Louise Brandt

April 7, 1926 - November 18, 2016

Louise Brandt, 90, of Afton, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Afton Care Center. Celebration of life services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be at the Blakesburg Cemetery in Blakesburg, Ia. Open visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 5...
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Maxine McElroy

September 2, 1919 - November 14, 2016

Maxine (Beaumont) McElroy, 97, of Creston, died Monday November 14, 2016 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Memorial services will be on 10:30 a.m. Tuesday November 22, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate the service. Private family burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery south of Creston. Open memorial visitation will be...
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Larry D. Gile

August 10, 1937 - November 13, 2016

Larry D. Gile, 77, of Creston, died Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Flag presentation will be conducted by Theodore J. Marten's V.F.W. Post #1797 of Creston. Private burial...
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Robert "Bobby" DeBord

February 7, 1960 - November 8, 2016

Robert "Bobby" DeBord, 56, of Creston, died Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 9-11...
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Merritt Eblen

January 27, 1932 - November 7, 2016

Merritt Eblen, 84, of Creston, died Monday November 7, 2016, at Homestead Assisted Living and Memory Care in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 11, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be Monday, November 14, at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Van Meter. Military honors will be conducted by Theodore...
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Dave Rissler

September 1, 1931 - November 6, 2016

David Rissler, 85, of Creston, died Sunday, November 6, 2016, at the Northridge Village in Ames. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Crestmoor Country Club in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be from 3:00 until the start of the service at 4:00 at Crestmoor Country Club...
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Carolyn Stamper

November 5, 2016

Carolyn Stamper, 85, of Creston, died Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Pastor David Tebbenkamp will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family...
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John "Jack" Davis

February 20, 1940 - November 3, 2016

John "Jack" Davis, 76 of Orient died on November 3, 2016, at the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. No Services will be held. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com. John D. "Jack" Davis, son of Howard Earl Davis and Emma Marie (Murray) was born February 2, 1940 in rural Corning. He was educated in the Orient Schools. On February 28...
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Harlow Hall

April 16, 1927 - November 1, 2016

Harlow Hall, 89, of Afton; formerly of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his home in Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5 at the Shannon City Community Church in Shannon City. Pastor Lila Green will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Oakland Cemetery near Shannon City. Military rites will be by the...
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Payton Glynn

March 22, 1991 - October 31, 2016

Payton Glynn, 25, of Creston died Monday, October 31, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Visitation will be 1-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in...
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Richard Thompson

October 12, 1933 - October 30, 2016

Richard Thompson, 83, of the Orient/Zion areas, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Afton Care Center in Afton. Celebration of Life Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Karen Norton will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton, Iowa. Military graveside rites by the Theodore J. Marten's Post #1797...
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Wilma Otis

November 1, 1913 - October 29, 2016

Wilma Otis, 102, of Perry, formerly of Afton, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Spring Valley Retirement Center in Perry. Celebration of Life Services will be 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Afton United Methodist Church 111 S. Douglas in Afton. Rev. Joel Sutton & Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, east of...
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Larry Geary

June 16, 1941 - October 28, 2016

Larry Geary, 75, of Afton, died Friday, October 28, 2016, at his daughter's home in West Des Moines. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge in Afton, Ia. Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Military honors will be provided by Theodore J. Marten's VFW Post ...
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Donald Brown

March 4, 1954 - October 26, 2016

Donald Brown, 62, of Rochester, Minnesota, formerly of Creston, died Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Mayo Medical Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Celebration of life services will be 11a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Rev. Aaron Wager will officiate. Burial will be at the Murray Cemetery in Murray, Ia. Visitation with family will be from 10...
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Tony Dunkerson

December 3, 1959 - October 21, 2016

Tony Dunkerson, 56, of Creston, died Friday, October, 21, 2016, at his home in Creston. Time of sharing will be 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Flag presentation will be provided by Theodore J. Marten's VFW Post #1797 of Creston. Memorial visitation will be from 2 until 3:30, October 28, 2016, at the Powers...
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Jim Webb

October 5, 1940 - October 14, 2016

Jim Webb, 76, of Creston, died Friday, October 14, 2016 at Creston Specialty Care in Creston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 and 25 in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends 6 to 7 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers,...
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Carol Moberg

January 5, 1934 - October 11, 2016

Carol Moberg, 82, of Creston, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, with family...
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Calab Brammer, Jr.

November 14, 2014 - October 4, 2016

Calab Brammer, Jr., 22 months, of Lorimor, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 due to injuries from a farm accident near Afton. Celebration of Life Services will be 12 noon Saturday, October, 8, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Street in Afton, Iowa. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 11 to 12 noon Saturday at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. In lieu of...
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Robert McCoy

March 22, 1934 - October 1, 2016

Robert McCoy, 82 of Creston, died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Afton Care Center. Celebration of life memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be held privately at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Flag presentation will be provided by the Theodore J. Marten's VFW Post ...
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Marilyn Rummel

October 29, 1926 - September 30, 2016

Marilyn, 89, of Saratoga, Wyoming died Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Afton Care Center in Afton, Iowa. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Naja Shrine Travel Fund, Naja Shrine, 4091 Sturgis Rd, Rapid City, SD, 57702. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Marilyn Louise Rummel was born October 29,...
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Ronald Sprague

September 25, 2016

Ronald W. Sprague, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston, with full military honors by Theodore J. Martens V.F. W. Post #1797. Open...
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Anne Bear

January 2, 1940 - September 24, 2016

Anne Bear, 76, of Creston, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at the 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 from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with...
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Mary Carson

July 10, 1941 - September 20, 2016

Mary Carson, 75, of Creston, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Southern Hills Specialty Care, in Osceola. Celebration of Life services will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday September 30, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston near the junction of highways 25 and 34. Rev. John Rutz will officiate. Memorials are to Creston Animal Rescue Effort. Online condolences may be given at...
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Nick Sprague

February 10, 1979 - September 19, 2016

Nick "Peaches" Sprague, 37, of Creston, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at his home in Creston. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Phil Price will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Powers...
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Shirley Klingensmith

September 11, 2016

Shirley Klingensmith, 80, of Creston, died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Private Graveside Celebration of Life Services were held Friday September 16, 2016 at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Memorials are to the family. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com. Shirley Joann Klingensmith was born on January 2, 1936 in Keokuk, Ia., a...
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Daniel Young Blood

January 17, 1945 - September 9, 2016

Daniel Young Blood, 71, of Creston, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at the Crest Haven Care Centre in Creston. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor William Richardson will officiate. (Family receiving friends from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston...
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Melvin Huber

March 29, 1957 - September 5, 2016

MELVIN LEONARD HUBER, age 59 of Harlan, IA, passed away surrounded by family on the morning of Monday, September 5, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Celebration of life services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in rural Afton, Ia. Visitation...
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Gene Trost

May 24, 1930 - September 5, 2016

Gene Trost, 86, of Creston; formerly of the Lenox and Kent areas, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at the Afton Care Center. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate. Burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 1 to 2 p.m....
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Marvin Garrett

December 29, 1924 - September 3, 2016

Marvin E. Garrett Sr., 91, of Creston, died Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston. Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be private at Moon Cemetery, south of Macksburg. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com. Marvin Earl Garrett Sr., son of Martha...
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Gary Veitz

June 22, 1957 - September 1, 2016

Gary Veitz, 59, of Creston, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday with family receiving...
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Alvin "Red" Benson

July 16, 1920 - August 29, 2016

Alvin E. "Red" Benson, 96 of Creston, died August 16, 2016, at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, IA. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 3rd at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave. in Creston. His cousin, Pastor Dean Porter will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from1 to 2 p.m. service...
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