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Lois Monday

Obituary for Lois Monday

April 25, 2017
Creston, Iowa


Lois Monday, 74, of Creston, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Brian Jack will officiate.

Open visitation will be 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday with family to receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Burial will be held privately at Graceland Cemetery in Creston.

Memorials can be given to the Greater Regional Hospice Home - HCI in Creston. Online condolences can be given at

Lois Marie (McNichols) Monday was born on December 17, 1942, in Creston, Ia., a daughter to Henry Paul McNichols and Gladys Lucille (Conklin) McNichols. She was educated in Creston and graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1961. Lois took classes as she needed to sell real estate, complete income taxes and sell insurance. She found her knack as a real estate broker and did so in the Creston area her whole life. She owned and operated Monday Realty Income Tax and Accounting Services in Creston for many years.

Lois was united in marriage to Jerry Allen Monday on February 18, 1978 at the United Methodist Church in Creston. After 34 years together, Jerry passed away in 2012.

Lois was in her third term on the Union County Board of Supervisors. She took pride in being a voice for the people of Creston and wanted nothing but the best for her home, Union County. Lois was a member Salem Lutheran Church in Creston along with multiple organizations locally.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Lesha (husband Jeff) Clark of Creston; two sons, Timothy (wife Shelly) Leach of Creston and Taylor (wife Amanda) Monday of Iowa City; mother-in-law Doris Monday of Redding, Ia.; six grandchildren, Lara Vanderpluym, Jamie (husband Josh) Horton, Jenna (husband Josh) Greene, Jordan (wife Brandea) Leach and Aiden and Owen Monday; seven great-grandchildren, Brenton, Jonah Jude, Cooper, Carver, Parker and Rylie,; three brothers, Wayne (wife Becky) McNichols, Gary (wife Carol) McNichols all of Creston and Ron (wife Julia) McNichols of Fayetteville, N.C.; sister Shirley Kimball of Beaumont, Calif.; sister-in-law Teresa (husband Jack) Wilcox of Grant City, Mo.; along with several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, grandson Travis Vanderpluym, father-in-law Denzel Monday and brother-in-law Larry Kimball.



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