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Dorothy Rectenbaugh

Obituary for Dorothy Rectenbaugh

October 30, 1929 - July 27, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 87


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 p.m. with family to receive friends 5-7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Creston. Online condolences may be made under the obituary category at

Dorothy Margaret Rectenbaugh was born October 30, 1929 in Stringtown, Iowa to Anna Mildred (Agnew) and John Leo Craft. Dorothy graduated from Creston High School in 1947.

On May 6, 1948 Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert Rectenbaugh in Lorimor, Ia. They settled on a farm near Orient. While Bob was in the military, they lived in Florida and Norfolk, Va. where Dorothy worked as a social worker for Catholic Charities at DePaul Medical Center. In 1991 following her retirement she moved back to Creston. Dorothy was an active member of the Creston United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Lincoln Neighbors, Eastern Star and Chautauqua.

Dorothy is survived her daughter Leisa (husband Ellsworth) Rectenbaugh-Spicher of Chesapeake, Va.; a grandson Jared Rectenbaugh of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister Joanne (husband Ronald) Piercy of Lenox and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob in 2015 and daughter Cathryn J. Rectenbaugh in 2006.


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