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Bernadine Stalker Creston

Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 11:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 1:33 p.m. CDT

Bernadine Stalker, 97, of Creston died Oct. 26, 2013 at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center in Creston.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell. Burial is at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Open visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell. Memorials can be directed to Cromwell Congregational United Church of Christ or Platte Center Church. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com. 

Bernadine B. Stalker, daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Smith) and Lester Leroy Burton, was born Oct. 6, 1916 in Adams County.

She lived in Adams and Union County until about the age of 10. Her family moved to a farm northeast of Afton. She attended school at Dodge #7 Country School through eighth grade. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1937.

On Dec. 25, 1941, Bernadine married Lee Stalker at the Christian Church in Creston.  They settled and farmed southwest of Creston.

Bernadine was a homemaker and farm wife. 

Lee died on April 9, 1976. 

Bernadine moved off the farm to Creston, and later to Crest Ridge Estates.

Bernadine was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Cromwell, where she was active with the church quilters. 

Bernadine is survived by her sister, Evelyn Griffey of Creston, and many nieces, nephews other family and friends.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, Charlie and Jessie Stalker, husband, three brothers, Howard, Arlo and Melvin Burton and three sisters, Vada Burton, Beulah Irons and Dorothy Benefiel.

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