Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
OBITUARY - GLEN ARCHIE WILMETH
Glen Archie WILMETH, 87, of Creston died January 1, 2006, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave. The Rev. Clark FINEHOUT will
officiate the service. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Afton. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with
the family receiving friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Masonic service at the funeral home. Memorials may be
directed to the family.
Mr. WILMETH, son of Edith (CARSON) and Archie WILMETH, was born October 20, 1918, in Diagonal.
He attended Diagonal Schools. On August 10, 1941, he married Carol M. HUSS in Afton. They lived in the Afton area where
After retiring in 1983, they moved to Creston. On April 2, 1987, he married Shirley (McKAY) LAWRENCE at the
First United Methodist Church in Creston. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 522 in Creston, Eastern Star No. 554 in
Prescott and Emblem Chapter No. 64 in Corning, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church for many years. He served on the
Farmers Co-op Board of Directors in Afton.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley WILMETH; daughter Rosalie (husband
Larry) DENTON of Creston; son Stephen (wife Roxy) WILMETH of Carol Stream, Ill.; four grandchildren, Cynthia McREYNOLDS
(fiancÚ Todd CURTIS) and Charles (wife Tammy) DENTON, all of West Des Moines, Kimberly (husband Steve) MARTIN of Waukee,
Kelly (husband Bernie) PALLARDY of Geneva, Ill.; six great-grandchildren, Kayla STRAIN, Gary DENTON, Leslie DENTON, Haley
MARTIN, Jacob MARTIN, Bryan PALLARDY and Tanner CURTIS; two brothers, Dale (wife Ida) WILMETH of Creston and Orlo (wife
Imogene) WILMETH of Des Moines; two stepchildren, Ruth Ann (husband Ken) BATTEN of El Cajon, Calif., and Isaac (wife
Angelina) HERRERA Jr. of Creston; six step-grandchildren, Colton James KNIPFER, Ashely Rene KNIPFER, Casandra Marie
BATTEN, Kenneth Duane Batten Jr., Matthew Bosha and Isaac HERRERA III,; one step-great-grandchild, Jayce BATTEN; three
brother in-laws, D. L. Mac (wife Mary) McKAY of Corning, Roland (wife Rochelle) McKAY of Fort Dodge and Bill BAILEY of
Coin; sister in-law, Leota COLLINS of Tingley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Carol WILMETH in 1985 and brother Oren WILMETH.
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