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Joyce Denton Afton

Published: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:13 a.m. CDT

Joyce Denton, 72, of Afton died June 2, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery east of Afton. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Afton Community Building. Online condolences may be left at

Lillian Joyce Denton, daughter of Mary Agnes (Bolton) and Delphous Edmund Bussard, was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Council Bluffs.

Joyce was educated at Red Oak School.

In 1958, Joyce married Walter Allen England in Red Oak. They worked and made their home in Red Oak.

Joyce was a homemaker and waitress. She worked at Rainbow Diner in Red Oak and later the Tank-up Café.

They moved to Creston in 1972, where Joyce went to work at Wellman Dynamics.

Walter died in 1974.

On June 10, 1976, Joyce married William Denton in Creston. They made their home in Afton.

Joyce worked at Hobos in Creston and Eaton’s Manufacturing in Winterset. Joyce later drove a grain truck for Bill. She also co-owned and operated the Long Branch in Arispe.

Joyce is survived by her husband William Denton of Afton; daughters, Julie Stewart (husband Larry Smith) of Lorimor, Susan (husband Matt) Miller of Des Moines, Shelly England of Creston and Rainee (husband DeWayne) Crispin of Lorimor; sister Mary Loudon (Kevin Kleig) of Creston; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and aunt Rose (husband Dean) Goodman of Diagonal.

In addition to her first husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Lori Stone and Sara Mark; and grandson C.J. Miller.

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