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Elizabeth Custer Creston

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:29 a.m. CDT

Elizabeth Custer, 94, of Creston died April 5, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Jim Woodworth will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. No visitation will be held. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church or Gibson Memorial Library. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Elizabeth J. Custer, daughter of Marie (Kline) and Perry E. Bolton, was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Creston.

Elizabeth grew up in Creston, graduated from Creston High School in 1938 and attended Creston Community College.

On June 15, 1941, Elizabeth married Robert J. Custer in Creston.

They moved to Marshalltown after marrying, and back to Creston in April 1942.

While her husband served in the military, Elizabeth moved in with her parents and worked for several local businesses until starting their family in 1953.

Elizabeth was a homemaker for the remainder of her life.

Elizabeth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Creston, where she was in quilting circles and taught Sunday school. She also helped with fundraisers for the Creston community theater and library and was a life member of P.E.O.

Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Steve (wife Jeanne) Custer of Lancaster, Pa., and Peter (wife Colleen) Custer of Creston; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2005; and brothers, John, Bill and Sid.

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