Cindy Love

  • Born: April 5, 1952
  • Died: May 4, 2018
  • Location: Afton, Iowa

Powers Funeral Home

601 New York Ave
PO Box 431
Creston, IA 50801
Tel. (641) 782-7036

Tribute & Message From The Family

Cindy Love, 66, of Afton, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Street in Afton. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate.

Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family. Online condolences can be given at

Lucinda Kay (Clayton) Love, daughter of Frances Virginia (Still) Clayton and Raymond Darrel Clayton, was born on April 5, 1952 in Creston, Iowa. She was educated in Creston Schools. She studied at Southwestern Community College and then earned her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice & Human Services from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

On August 12, 1968, Cindy married Riley Patrick Love in Corning, Iowa. They lived in Creston, Wilton and then for a year in California, before returning to Creston. Pat died in 1976. Cindy worked at In-Home counseling with kids and families, working in a 7 county area. She worked also with Two Rivers Psychological Services of Des Moines. Additionally, she and her son Dave, operated a respite care service for parents with kids. She lived primarily in Afton.
On January 23, 2015, Cindy married Mark Helmick in Afton. They made their home in Afton

Cindy had also served as a Cub Scout leader in the early years of her kids activities.

Survivors include her husband Mark Helmick of Afton; two sons, David Love (significant other Jessie Comstock) of Lorimor and Joe Love of Redding; two daughters, Tammy Love of Donnellson and Angel Love of Van Meter; a sister Pauline (husband Dave) Richman of Winterset;

eight grandchildren; Tyler (Alyssa) Love, Marriah (Zach Dean) Love, Bradley and Bailey Love, Brett Taylor, Taylor Ruble, Victoria Weiss, Syndi (Tyler) Miller and Shantel (Jordan Ingram) Love; six great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Addison, Aubriana, Kynslee, Regan and Avery; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Pat, a sister Linda Clayton, two brothers Jim & Denny Clayton and two grandsons, Thomas Ruble and Justin Love.



Condolence & Memory Journal

You will be missed.

Posted by Fred Still - Fort Dodge, IA - Friend   April 27, 2019

So sorry for your lost. I will miss her almost as much as you. So sad I couldn't be there to say goodbye. Was in hospital myself. But I know she was looking over me. Will miss you souch my dear friend

Posted by Pat Adams - Murray, IA - Friend   May 10, 2018

We love you cindy

Posted by Cheri Pettit - Osceola - Friend   May 08, 2018

Cindy, you were a great part of our kid's lives. You have taught them and the family. Our thoughts are with all of the family. I'm sure she'll be looking down upon us all in an attempt to keep us in line.

Posted by Earnest and Cheri Pettit - Osceola, IA - Friend   May 08, 2018

Im so sorry dave and rest family

Posted by Tabatha Phelps - Afton, IA   May 08, 2018

To Cindy's family I am truly sorry for your loss. I honestly cared very much for her and that is why I stepped back. If you need anything let me know.

Posted by Robin Jones - Afton, IA - Friend   May 07, 2018


Dave Tammy and Angel and thoughts and prayers are with all of you she fought a long battle and I truly hope she is at peace.

Posted by Joe and Gay Appelhans - ankeny, IA - Friend   May 06, 2018

My heart is with the family! So thankful for her impact on all my kiddos lives.

Posted by Teresa Werneburg - Afton, IA - Family Friend   May 06, 2018


I will miss you so much Cindy Love...Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time! Love you all

Posted by Tammy and Jonathan Buchanan - Ames, IA - family   May 04, 2018

Heaven has gained a very special ANGEL today we will miss you and always love you

Posted by Tom and Paula Borland - Lenox, IA - Friend   May 04, 2018

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