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Loraine Amos – Afton

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST

Loraine Amos, 86, of Afton died Jan. 12, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Graveside memorial services will be noon Sunday, Jan. 20, at Greenlawn Cemetery northeast of Afton. The Rev. Jim Morris and the Rev. Joel Sutton will officiate. Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., Afton, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Creston Animal Rescue Effort. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Loraine Marie Amos, daughter of Hattie Lillian (Nissen) and Valdemar Martinus Nielsen, was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Harlan.

Loraine graduated from Afton High School in 1944.

After graduation, she moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she worked as a bank teller for Bank of America.

On Oct. 22, 1945, Loraine married H. Malcolm Amos in San Francisco, Calif.

She lived and worked all of her married life in the Afton area.

In addition to being a homemaker, Loraine partnered with Malcolm to operate the Amos Super Value Grocery Store in Afton from 1945 to 1977.

Loraine was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and hosted many a card club gathering.

Loraine is survived by her sons, Mark (wife Lee) Amos of Fairfield, Calif., and Harold Malcolm “Mick” Amos Jr. of Afton; daughters, Blythe (husband John) Shively of Lafayette, Ind., Cynthia (husband Mark) Williams of Afton, Michelle Lynne (husband Michael) Anderson of Shenandoah and Melissa Jane Amos of Afton; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and Henry the dog.

Loriane was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 2011; daughter Lanae Hagen in 2001; and granddaughter Michelle Diane Hagen.

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