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Jeff Ibbotson

Obituary for Jeff Ibbotson

October 12, 1942 - March 22, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 75


Jeff Ibbotson, 75, of Creston died Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Iowa Veterans Hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Creston. Flag presentation will be by Creston Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post 1797.

Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Creston at a later date. Pastor David Tebbenkamp will officiate.

Open visitation with family receiving friends will be 3-5 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Creston. Memorials may be made in Jeff Ibbotson's name. Online condolences can be made at

Jeffrey Lee Ibbotson was born October 12, 1942 in Diagonal, IA to Jessie Caroline (Carson) Ibbotson and Boyd Milton Ibbotson. Jeff graduated from Creston High School in 1961. He later attended Colorado State University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Electrical Engineering. Jeff also served his Country as a part of the United States Air Force as a Captain.

Jeff was united in marriage to Phyllis Roberta Skinner on August 25, 1965 in Fort Collins, Colo. They settled in in Green River, Utah. Jeff moved to Mt. Ayr, where he operated a milk farm for a short time. After moving to Nevinville, he worked building farm buildings in the area before moving to Creston in 1982. While in Creston he worked at Wellman Dynamics until Phyllis's passing in 1989.

Jeff moved to Shannon City and began his own plumbing, heating and electrical business. On May 21, 1994, Jeff was united in marriage to Linda Susan Taylor in Tingley, Ia., they settled there in Tingley for a short time before moving to Creston in October of 1995. Jeff continued to operate his plumbing, heating and electrical business until his health prevented him from doing and he retired in 2016. Jeff was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creston.

Jeff is survived by his wife Linda of Creston; 11 children, Jean Ibbotson of Dallas, Texas, Chuck (wife Krystle) Taylor of Creston, Ia., Mike Taylor (fiancé Tera Thompson) of Des Moines, Ia., Josiah (wife Laura) Ibbotson of Bremerton, Wash., Lois Taylor of Creston, Ia., Julia (husband Matthew) Amos of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ira (wife Amanda) Ibbotson of Afton, Ia., Benjamin Taylor of Creston, Jaymie Taylor of Creston, Avery Ibbotson of Creston, Ia. and Brittany Taylor of Winterset, Ia.; 22 grandchildren, Mathew Taylor, Terrance Taylor, Isaiah Taylor, Madison Taylor and Dakota Taylor, Michael Taylor, Jr. and Gabrielle Taylor, Mathew Ibbotson, Jonathon Ibbotson, David Ibbotson and Daniel Ibbotson, Taylor Groves, Bailey (husband Christian) Yenzer, Jeremy Ebrecht and Sydnie Taylor, Matthew Amos II, Jeffrey "Elijah" Amos, Rebekah Amos and Nathaniel Amos, Onxe Ibbotson, Ethan Taylor and James Hoch; five great-grandchildren, Eliza Ebrecht-Haley, Izabella Yenzer, Rayfe Yenzer, Noah Yenzer and Killian Yenzer and a sister Janis Denny of Pella, Ia.

Jeff is preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis in 1989, a son Jonathan Ibbotson and a granddaughter Victoria Michelle Taylor.

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