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Jo Loudon


Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:51 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:23 a.m. CDT

Jo Loudon, 77, of Creston died June 18, 2014, at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 30, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 25 and 34. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Woodworth will officiate. Visitation with family present will be 9 to 10 a.m. service time Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are to be determined. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Jo Rees Loudon, daughter of Ellen Lottie (Barnett) and Ralph Rees, was born March 21, 1937, on the rural homestead in Mount Ayr.

Jo graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1955. After graduation, she settled in Mount Ayr, where she worked for ASCS doing clerical work.

On April 21, 1966, Jo married Robert Douthirt Loudon. They moved to Glenwood in 1968, and Jo was an active mother.

In 1970, they moved to the Creston area, and she did clerical work for FHA until 1976. She was the general manager and office manager for SIRWA until retiring in 1984.

Jo was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, community card club and RS Prussia Group.

Jo is survived by her husband Robert Loudon of Creston; son Tim (wife Karen) Loudon and grandson Tyler of Creston; sister Mari McGehee of Mount Ayr; sister-in-law Virginia Rees of Clinton and many nieces and nephews.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, brother William Rees and brother-in-law Max “Ike” McGehee.

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