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Emilie Donehoo Creston

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:57 a.m. CDT

Emilie Donehoo, 54, of Creston died April 29, 2014, at her home.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Tim Maxa will officiate. Visitation with family present will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the family of Emilie Donehoo. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Emilie Ann Donehoo, daughter of Mary Louise (Marlow) and Gary Evan Donehoo, was born Jan. 12, 1960, in Omaha, Neb.

Emilie graduated from Omaha North High School in 1978.

On May 27, 1986, Emilie married Michael Lee Kingery in Yankton, SD.

They settled in Omaha, Neb., where she worked as a cashier and a nurse’s aid, before moving to Norfolk, Neb., where she continued to work as a nurse’s aid and owned and operated her own child care business.

Emilie and Michael were later divorced.

In 1990, Emilie moved back to Fontanelle, where she worked as a nurse’s aid until she moved to Perry in 1998, when she went to work for Walmart as a cashier and later for Casey’s General Stores.

In 2010, Emilie moved to Creston, where she worked as a cashier at Dollar General and later for P.T.I. transporting railroaders.

Emilie attended Creston Congregational United Church of Christ and Open Table meals on Tuesdays.

Emilie is survived by her daughters, Tosha Todd of Orient and Holly Donehoo (fiancé Josh Smith); sons, Floyd (wife Abbie) Donehoo of Lenox and Robert Kingery (fiancée Ashley Willets); sisters, Heidi (husband Guy) Pensyl and Dianna (husband Tom) Wagner of Bellevue, Neb.; grandchildren, Riley, Brody and Jackson Kimery, Adrina Todd, Christina, Zoey and Trinity Donehoo and Kasen and Kayn Kingery; and her cat Lady Luck.

Emilie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Deanna Donehoo and grandson Corbin Donehoo.

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