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Shirley Wilmeth

Obituary for Shirley Wilmeth

June 17, 1938 - February 15, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 79


Shirley Wilmeth, 79, of Creston, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Greater Regional Hospice Home/HCI in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Chuck Spindler will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Open visitation will be 2-7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, with family receiving friends from 5-7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with a 7 p.m. Eastern Star Service. Memorials are to be made in Shirley's name. Online condolences can be made at

Shirley Jean Wilmeth was born June 17, 1938 in Sharpsburg, IA., to William "Lester" McKay and Neatha (Akers) McKay. She graduated from Sharpsburg High School in 1957.
She was married to Guy Lawrence, Jr and they later divorced.

On April 2, 1987, Shirley was united in marriage to Glen A. Wilmeth in Creston. She was a homemaker for many years and also a caretaker for many families over the years. From 1987-1996 she worked for the United States Postal Service, Bernings Restaurant, Blimpees for a short time and for the past 4 years she has worked for PerMar Security at Wellman's, retiring in December 2017. Shirley was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Greenfield and Osceola.

Survivors include her daughter Ruth (husband Kenneth) Batten of Creston; a son, Isaac (wife Angelina) Herrera, Jr. of Creston; six grandchildren, Colton Knipfer, Ashley Knipfer, Cassandra Batten, Matthew Borha, Isaac Herrera, III and Emily Herrera; two brothers, Mac McKay of Corning; Roland (wife Rochelle) McKay of Ft. Dodge, one sister, Leota "Pinkie" Collins of Tingley.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, husband Glen Wilmeth in 2006, her sister Rosalie Bolinger and brother in-law Weldon Bolinger, sister in-law, Mary McKay and her brother in-law, Dale Collins.



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