Joe With Teeth Whitened Joe Powers
Owner/Funeral Director
Joe Powers is married to Karla and has 4 daughters. Originally from Pocahontas, Iowa - he graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary School in Ohio, then from Loras College in Duquque, Iowa and later from the International School of Theology in San Bernadino, Calif. He took over ownership of the Lindsay Funeral Homes on May 1, 1995. He loves people, and considers it a privlege to serve families. He also tries to celebrate life - daily, and to assist families as they celebrate the life of a loved one.
Brian 2018 Photo Brian Cramer
Funeral Director
Brian Cramer is married to Sherri and has 2 daughters and one son. He is originally from Audubon. After graduation from high school Brian attended Westmar College. Later while working for Marriott Hotel in Des Moines he attended Des Moines Area Community College, graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Brian served families in the Stuart area until moving to Creston in June of 2004 when he joined the Powers Funeral Home staff.
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Desirae Davis

Funeral Director
Desirae Davis is married to Jake Davis and they have two sons Hank born in May of 2015 and Emmett born in December 2017. Desirae is originally from Lexington, Nebraska, graduating from there in 2004. She completed her Bachelor's of Science from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and attended DMACC Mortuary Science Program, graduating from there in 2009. Desirae started her career in funeral directing in Clarinda, Iowa and relocated to Creston, joining the staff at Powers Funeral Home in December of 2014. Desirae is an avid Husker fan who loves to golf and be in company of good friends.

Deb 2015 Edited Photo Debbie Angelo
Office Manager
Debbie Angelo, a 1980 Creston graduate, has two children, Kayla and Logan  and one granddaughter and one grandson. Debbie joined as Office Mngr. in August of 2000. Debbie enjoys personalizing services through designing color service folders and personal video tributes, in addition to looking to all of the details of families wishes. Debbie's after-care assistance includes helping families with filing insurance claims and assisting with their monument needs. She loves working with people and has a heart for serving and helping families celebrate the life of their loved one. Debbie stays active through her involvements with her family and loves spending time with friends. Debbie served as President of the Creston PTO group for many years; was actively involved with the Relay for Life committee for 10 years and also served as a board member of the Bluegrass Optimist club in Union county.
Paul Edited Photo Paul Somers

Paul Somers is from Creston, his wife is Cheryl and he has 3 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. Paul retired from serving as the Director of Student Services at Southwestern Community College, where he worked for 33 years. He has been associated with the Powers Funeral Homes since 2001, assisting with funerals, visitations, and providing professional care to all ages. He is a care giver.
        Eloise Edited Photo Eloise White

Eloise has lived in rural Union county most of her life. She has 3 grown children, 8 grandchildren and has been blessed with 3 great-grandchildren. Her love of people and ability to serve them in their time of need is what she enjoys about her job and she feels this is her calling. Eloise enjoys the time she is able to spend with her family, friends and her church family. Also in her spare time Eloise loves to take care of her flowers, crochet and still makes an occasional cake for family and friends.
         Lamona Edited Photo Lamona Bilderback

Lamona Bilderback, of Creston, has retired from 40 years serving in a local bank. She is married, has two grown children, and three grandchildren. Lamona serves in pre-arranging funerals, some follow-up care and with visitations. She has wonderful organizational skills
Ernie Edited Photo Ernie Burke

Ernie Burke of Creston, is married to Mary Lou, and has 3 grown sons and 2 grown daughters. Ernie has resided in Union county over 32 years where he has farmed south of Creston. He assists in the funeral home with visitations and general maintenance when ever needed. Ernie enjoys reading about alot of different subjects and spends time with his church family whenever the opportunity arises.
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 Sam Beaty

Sam Beaty of Creston, has lived in the area since 1974. He is married and has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. He attended mortuary school at the University of Minnesota and has been a licensed funeral director since 1965. Sam is a member of the First Christian Church in Creston, Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge, both of Creston and in his spare time enjoys following his grandchildren through their school events.

 Betty Edited Photo  Betty Wallace
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Annette Rice  

Annette has been with Powers Funeral Home since February 2015. She grew up in Creston and spent several years in Nebraska before maving back to Iowa. Her employment history includes working with the local AEA and then 28 years at Greater Regional Medical Center. Her and her husband Rick have been very fortunate to have been able to travel a great deal over the past 30 years over the world. She continues to serve on the Crestland Community Betterment Foundation, The Civil Service Commission and on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity.                                    



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