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Samantha Neely Creston

Published: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 8:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 11:55 a.m. CDT

Samantha Neely, 22, of Creston died Dec. 27, 2013, from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Osceola. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Samantha Jo Neely, daughter of Brenda Sue (Giles) and Mark Wade Neely, was born Dec. 14, 1991, in Creston.

Samantha was educated at Winterset, Orient and Creston schools.

Samantha lived most of her life in the Creston area.

She worked at Bunn-O-Matic for a short time. She also worked as a CNA at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center and most recently at Prairie View Assisted Living, where she also became licensed as a medical aid.

Samantha is survived by her fiancé Danny Fry of Creston; parents, Mark and Brenda Neely of Creston; sons, Kason and Nathan Fry, both of Creston; sisters, Melinda Neely (fiancé Leo McGeorge) and Ayla Neely, all of Creston; maternal grandfather Marvin Glidden of Afton, paternal grandmother Helen Purcell of Shannon City and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other family.

Samantha was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Leon Jensen and Mary Diehl; and paternal grandfather William Neely.

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