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Judy Hansell

Judy Ann Hansell, 71, of Creston, passed away December 11, 2015 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa.

Judy was born January 7, 1944 at the hospital in Creston, Iowa to Ivan and Arlene (Shrimpton) Hansell. Judy grew up at Diagonal and while attending school, she was a member of the student council and was the prom queen. Judy graduated from Diagonal High School in 1963. Following graduation, Judy moved to Clearwater, Florida where she loved the sunshine and she worked as a dental assistant. Judy married and later divorced. Judy returned to Iowa and lived in Creston for much of her life.

Survivors include her son, Todd Hansell and fiance Carissa of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother Marion Hansell of Des Moines, IA; step-niece Amanda; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of her life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 19 at the United Church of Diagonal. The family will be present and receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials are to the Creston Animal Recue Effort and online condolences maybe left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

  • Family Will Be Present

    December 19, 2015
    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    United Church of Diagonal

    Diagonal, IA

  • Celebration of Life Service

    December 19, 2015
    10:30 AM

    United Church of Diagonal

    Diagonal, IA

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Posted by LINDA LUDWIG - des moines, IA - Friend   October 16, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Todd and Marian,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and sister. This has been a difficult time for both of you in the last several months. Praying that God gives you strength and comfort to help you both through this difficult time.
Linda and Bob

Posted by Linda & Bob Godlewski - Des Moines, IA - Friend of family   December 22, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Heart felt condolences to the family. I too worked with Judy at Dollar General in Creston. She was such a genuine person, very easy to get attached to. I always enjoyed our time together, RIP my friend...until we meet again!!

Posted by Michele Fry-Pollock - Cedar Rapids, IA - Friend   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

She was a dear friend who became our family. Forever will be missed. Little Page

Posted by Connie Page Scott - St. Peter''s, MO - Friend   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Judy''s passing ! I haven''t seen her since high school but
have pleasant memories. We walked home from country school together all
the time. One day we took the long way home, past Jack Taylor''s house and
I was in so much trouble when I got home!!!! Guess it took us too long! Arlene
had good after school treats!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Dixie Linkey - Kansas City, MO - friend and classmate   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Hansel was my Granny''s best friend as long as I can remember. She came to all our family functions. We loved her like family.

Posted by sara miller (Marcia''s daughter) - cameron, MO - grand niece   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Just heard of Hansels passing. I worked with her for years at Dollar General in Creston. We would scavenge through the drawers forrare coins together! She always had a smile on her face. Such a gentle soul. We would run into each other every so often Ann''s make plans to get together..but sadly we never did. I will regret that forever.

Posted by amy lohoff - creston, IA - friend   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Rodger and I were sorry to hear of Judy''s passing. We haven''t seen her since school but have fond memories of our school days. Our thoughts are with Marion and her son and the rest of her family.

Posted by Rodger and Trish Loudon - minneapolis, MN - classmates   December 16, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

When Judy moved to Creston, she lived across the hall from me and my roommate. My nickname for her was Blossom. We stayed friend until I moved away and lost touch. I will always cherish the memories we shared. Sorry to hear of her passing. Judy will be missed by all that knew her. Rest in peace by friend.

Posted by Carol (Bradley-Kessler) McFee - Rosalie, NE - Friend   December 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Todd, Marion & family - sorry to hear of Judy''s passing. I have not seen her since high school but have lots of fun memories from way back then. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Donna Hartman Jones - Nodaway, IA - High school friend   December 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM