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Willa Poore

Willa Waneta Poore, daughter of Michael Samuel & Ruth L. (Ellars) Crees, was born at the family farm near Grand River, Iowa on February 4, 1933.

Willa graduated from Beaconsfield High School with the class of 1951. On June 10, 1951, she was united in marriage to Duane Orville Poore at the Beaconsfield United Methodist Church. To this marriage, six children were born; Steven Duane, Douglas Earl, Cynthia Louise, Clinton Ames, Ruth Ann, and Donna Marie.

Willa was a devoted farm wife and homemaker to her family. Willa was a wonderful cook and she always had a big garden. Willa was very active in her church and she held many offices in the Beaconsfield Methodist Church and the Beaconsfield U.M.W. She enjoyed being a member of the Cozy Corner Club and she loved to square dance.

Willa passed away August 9, 2018 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on January 24, 2013; one sister, Patricia Crees; and three brothers, Willis Crees, Carl Crees, and an infant brother, Clarence Crees; parents-in-law Orville and Pauline Poore; sister-in-law Emily Poore; Brothers-in-law Ralph Jones and Leo Morgan.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Steven (Katherina) Poore of Hillsboro, OR, Douglas (Debbie) Poore of Mt. Ayr, Cynthia (Ken) Stephens of Mt. Ayr, Clinton (Pamella) Poore of Mt. Ayr, Ruth Ann Gregg of Mt. Ayr, and Donna (Joe) Warin of Maloy; grandchildren Kimberly Reid, Christopher (Elizabeth) Nestlerode, Corissa (James) Guinn, Scott (Chandra) Poore, Kristen Poore, Matthew Poore, Josie (Wyatt) Mobley, Aimie (Robby) Larson, Caine Poore, Callie Poore, Braydee Poore, Ryan Gregg, Becca Gregg, Rachel Gregg, Katelyn (Jeremy) Maass, and Megan Warin; great grandchildren Riley Reid, Joshua Nestlerode, Lillian Nestlerode, Andrew Nestlerode, Hunter Guinn, Carver Guinn, Cole Mobley, Kerrigan Mobley, Cody Larson, Tucker Larson, Tate Larson, and Karly Kay Poore; one sister Barbara Jones of Leon, IA; two brothers Ken (Bonnye) Crees of Pine Top, AZ and LeRoy (Velma) Crees of Brownstown, IN; three sisters-in-law Peggy Crees of Dysart, IA, Carol Crees of Leon, IA, Darlene Morgan of Greenfield, IA; brother-in-law Donald Poore of Kellerton, IA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services: 2:00 pm – Sunday, August 12, 2018 – Armstrong Funeral Home

Officiant: Pastor Bill Armstrong

Open Visitation: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sat, Aug. 11 – Armstrong Funeral Home

Family Present: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Sun, Aug 12 – Armstrong Funeral Home

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery - Grand River, Iowa

Memorial: Raider Ride Benches At The Mt Ayr Sports Complex

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Please accept my condolences to your family. May the God of comfort be with you during this very difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4)

Tamra Aug 14 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Willa's passing, was out of the office last week and just heard this morning. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of the family.

Lois Ibbotson Aug 13 2018 12:00 AM