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Lorene Means

Obituary for Lorene Means

February 16, 2017
Creston, Iowa


Lorene Means, 90, of Creston, died Thursday February 16, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Private Family burial will be at Graceland cemetery in Creston at a later date. Online condolences can be given at

Lorene Elizabeth Means was born February 7, 1927, in Gown, Okla. to Mollie Eller (Martin) and Marcus Janeway. Lorene attended Edgewood High School in Edgewood, Colo. Lorene worked for a potato chip factory for a short time, as well as, volunteering in a U.S.O. club for a short time. On February 9, 1944 Lorene was united in marriage to Robert Harrison Means in Denver, Colo. They settled in Sarasota, Fla. until the completion of Bob's military service.

In December of 1945, Lorene moved back to Creston where she worked a variety of jobs at the Chicken Inn, she also filled in the area cafes, photography business in Missouri and being an active mother and homemaker. Lorene was also was an active member of Eagles Lodge #1398where she served in many different rolls including district chairman until 2008. She also volunteered at Greater Regional Hospital for many years.

Lorene is survived by three grandchildren, Delora Beal, Julia Beal and Raymond Beal; two great-grandsons, Michael and Steven Beal and one great-great-grandson. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert and daughter, Dorene Beal.

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Graceland Cemetery
Creston, IA 50801

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