Obituaries: Stella Creech

OTTUMWA-Stella Mae Creech, 100, of Ottumwa and formerly of Eldon, died at 1:50 p.m. April 29, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.

She was born August 14, 1916 in Linwood, IA to Ralph William and Cora Mae Stewart Russell.  She married George Washington Creech on June 12, 1935.  He preceded her in death on December 26, 1981.

Stella lived in Eldon from 1947 to 1991 before moving to Ottumwa.

She had attended Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon and was a lifetime member of PTA.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin (Mary Ellen) Creech of Eldon, Delbert (Penny) Creech of Mt. Pleasant, Charles Creech of Ottumwa and two daughters, Sharon Steen of Eldon and Lisa Creech of Ottumwa; a son-in-law, Frank Weeks of Eldon; twenty grandchildren, thirty-five great -grandchildren and nineteen great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by two daughters, Katherine Orman and Charlotte Weeks and a son, Ralph Creech; two son-in-laws, Gene Orman and Verle Steen; two grandchildren and a great-grandson; three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Living Hope Bible Church with  Pastor David Albert officiating. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery near Eldon.

Visitation begins 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.  The family will also be at the church one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Hope Bible Church or the family.