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Obituary ~ Leora Blanche (Downey) Creswell
Leora Blanche Creswell was born May 3, 1885 in Clarke County, Van Wert, Iowa, youngest of five children, to Robert Theodore and Elizabeth Melinda Downey, who preceded her in death. She was married to Arthur James Crewell, June 14, 1904, at Decatur City, Iowa. To this union were born three children: Lyle Harlan Creswell, Evelyn Eldine Craig, and Helen May Dickey. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Lamoni, being a 50-year member. She was also a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of the Methodist Church. She was active in lodge and church work in Decatur City where she lived for many years until moving to Lamoni in 1923.
She is survived by her three children, Lyle Creswell, Osceola; Evelyn Craig, Des Moines; and Helen Dickey, Perry, four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband December 1, 1958.
The last eight years she has resided in Des, Moines with her daughter, Evelyn Craig.
[Interment was made at Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa.]
Submission by Earl & Pat Koeble
Saturday, July 07, 2001