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Jo Levine


Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:32 a.m. CDT

Jo Levine, 84, of Creston died April 21, 2014, at HCI Care Service Hospice Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ben McIntire will officiate. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mamrelund Cemetery near Stanton. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Monday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Memorials may be given to Salem Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be left at

Joan P. (Phillips) Levine, daughter of Pauline (Duquette) and Donald R. Phillips, was born April 25, 1929, in Lincoln, Neb.

She graduated from a high school in Baltimore, Md., in 1947. She went on to graduate from Simpson College in 1951.

Jo taught for a year at Missouri Valley.

On Nov. 29, 1951, Jo married Ron Levine in Lincoln, Neb. They lived and worked in Henderson.

In 1953, they moved to Elk Horn and in 1964 to Schleswig.

In 1968, they moved to Creston.

Jo was a homemaker.

Jo was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she was active on numerous church committees. She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter LG in Creston and formerly active with the Elzevir Reading Circle. Jo was also a volunteer with the election board and had been active with several bridge clubs.

Jo is survived by her husband Ron Levine of Creston; sons, Kirk (wife Ann) Levine of Creston, Gary (wife Julie) Levine of Anthem, Ariz., and Roger (wife Cathy) Levine of Hinsdale, Ill.; daughter-in-law Lisa Levine McLaughlin of Pleasant Hill; son-in-law Jerry Walker of Alleman; brother Don (wife Mary) Phillips of Ballwin, Mo.; grandchildren, Sara Walker (Pedro), Matt (wife Melissa) Levine, Jeff (wife Amy) Levine, Scott (wife Christina) Levine, Ryan (wife Hilary) Levine, Nick, Alex, Bryan, Sophie and Jack Levine; great-grandchildren, Roman, Evelyn, Hayden, Rebecca, Carter, Peyton, Phoebe and Emmett Levine; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Cindy Walker in 1991; and sons, Greg in 2006 and Mark in infancy.

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