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Janet Evelyn Nesbit


Published: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 10:58 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 11:17 a.m. CDT

Janet Nesbit, 77, of Creston, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Ben McIntire will officiate. Burial will be in Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2014, with family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25 in Creston. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Gibson Memorial Library or Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.

Born on March 20, 1936, in Des Moines, Janet Evelyn (Skeie) Nesbit was the daughter of Evelyn E. (Butler) and Arthur O. Skeie. Her family lived for a few years in Polk City before moving to Ames. Janet graduated from Ames High School in 1954. She attended Iowa State University and then the University of Iowa, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

On November 8, 1958, Janet married Floyd Wallace Nesbit at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. After briefly living in San Diego, California, the couple settled in Creston in 1960, where Floyd was a dentist and Janet assisted him later in his practice. They had two children.

Janet was actively involved in PEO Chapter LG, holding most of the officer positions, including chapter president, at least once. She volunteered for many years at the Greater Regional Medical Center and was a supporter of the Gibson Memorial Library, both in Creston. Janet enjoyed playing bridge with friends, was an avid reader and was a life-long supporter of the Iowa State Cyclones. She loved cooking for her family as much as her family loved her cooking.

Janet is survived by her son Scott Nesbit, Sioux Falls, SD, and daughter Susan (Paul Fisher) Nesbit-Fisher, West Des Moines; four grandchildren Sara Nesbit, Justin Nesbit, Sydney Fisher and Will Fisher; brother and sister-in-law L.J. and Nan Skeie, Litchfield, CT, and brother-in-law Harry Nesbit, Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Floyd, and her parents.

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