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Ronald Scarberry

Obituary for Ronald Scarberry

January 17, 1952 - November 11, 2017
Afton, Iowa | Age 65


Ronald R. Scarberry, 65, of Afton, died Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Rick Titus will officiate.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Military flag presentation will be performed by the Theodore J. Martens Post #1797, Creston V.F.W.

Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, before the service.

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

Ronald Russell Scarberry, son of Edna M. (Paullin) Scarberry and Olen Russell Scarberry, was born on January 17, 1952, in Osceola, Iowa. He graduated from East Union High School in 1970. Rono then enlisted with the Army National Guard and completed his training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

In 1970, Ron married Toni Gonzales in Maryville, Missouri. Together they had two children, Randy and Brandy. They later divorced. Ron began working with the Railroad, operating a crane and other heavy equipment and supervising for over 19 years, retiring in the 1990's.

Survivors include his daughter, Brandy of Arkansas; his son, Jon Wayne Hickman of Omaha, Nebraska; his mother, Edna Johnson of Afton; his grandson, Dylan; five sisters, Patricia (husband Butch) Brittan of Redding, California, Della (husband Marvin) Orndorff of Princeton, Missouri, Connie (husband Tom) Brown of Creston, Rhonda (husband Erv) Falk of Gold Hill, Oregon and Cindy (husband Doug) Sleep of Bedford; three brothers, Randy and Rick Scarberry, both of Creston; and Brad Scarberry of Afton.

Ron was preceded in death by his father in 1977, his step-father, Ralph Johnson in 1998, and a son, Randy Madsen in 2001.



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