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Mary Loudon Creston

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:56 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013 11:16 a.m. CST

Mary E. Loudon, 87, of Creston died July 26, 2013, at Winterset Care Center North.

Celebration of life services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. Mary O’Riley will officiate. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public viewing. Visitation with family present will be 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family to be determined at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Mary Enid Loudon, daughter of Bernice Velda (Brandon) and Lawrence Phillip Weckman, was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Corning.

Mary was raised by her grandparents, Roy and Mary Agnes Brandon, because her mother died when Mary was five years old.

Mary graduated from Corning High School in 1944.

On June 1, 1946, Mary married Paul Robert Loudon in Creston.

Mary worked as a cook at St. Malachy School for seven years. She later worked for Seckington Hardware in Creston for about five years. Mary worked as a hostess at the Knotty Pine Steakhouse. She was also a homemaker.

Mary lived in Creston most of her adult life. She lived at Creston Nursing and Rehab for one year and has lived in Winterset since 2009.

Mary was a former member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and was active in the St. Malachy P.T.A. She managed the sale barn and Eagles Lodge with Paul. Mary was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Creston. In addition, she belonged to several neighborhood card clubs.

Mary is survived by her sons, Dennis (Judi) Loudon Creston and Vernon Loudon, all of Creston; daughter-in-law Susan Loudon of Creston; grandchildren, Traci, Alexa, Amanda, Brook, Angela, Clint, Andrew, Trevor and Abigail; 16 great-grandchildren; special friend Don Smith of Creston; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mary was preceded in death were her parents; husband in 1993; son James Loudon Feb. 16, 2009; brothers, Ivan Weckman and Harold Weckman; and sisters, Kitty DeFabio and Norma Wickwire.

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