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“We were so very sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. My mom and I have fond memories of how kind she always was whenever she would see us out in the...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Norma Wolf and Janelle Wolf Kralik - IA

“We have been praying for you since we heard of Jeanne's home-going. Please know that we continue to pray for you, that God would show His grace that...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Charlie & Tami Thorsen - SC

“Jeanne was one of the kindest ladies I have ever met. Everyone time I would run into her she always asked about my family, my mother included. She...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie (Hulett) Angelo - Creston, IA

“Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Keep her memory close to your hearts and she will be there with you. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Dale and Carolyn Dillenburg - IA

“Jim and Family Our deepest sympathy to you in this difficult time of loss. We are praying for you. Ken and Peggy Carder ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Carder - Marshalltown, IA

“I worked with Jeanne at Bunn-O-Matic for a short while, however, she was always greeting you with a wonderful warm smile long after we stopped...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon McKinneyy - Orient,, IA

“Vernita and Family, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your beautiful Aunt Jeanne. I cherished the friendship we shared for a number of years....Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Lana Bearden - Creston, IA

“Jim and family Sorry to hear of your loss. Don Bartholomew ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Don Bartholomew - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Dear Jim and families, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Peggy RogersMarshalltown, Ia. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Rogers - Marshalltown, IA

“Dear Family and Friends of Jeanne, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love to Kevin and Jean Marie and family. (Aunt) Peggy...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Freemyer - Gretna, NE

“Jim and Jeanne's Family. So sorry for your loss. But a comfort to know She is with Her Savior and no more pain. Jim I enjoyed our times at CSBC and...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Irma Dostal - Marshalltown, IA

“Dear Families I am so sorry for your loss. Jeanne was such a nice, kind and caring person. I liked her a lot, and she had many talents. My...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Kay Shipley - Council Bluffs, IA

“To Jeanne's family: I worked with Jeanne both at the nursing home and at Bunn-o-matic. She was a beautiful woman. Always there to help and...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Sharon Williamson - Creston, IA

“Jim and family - We are so sorry about Jeanne. We are glad for the years you were able to share. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Gary & Barbara Peterson - Plano, TX

“What a wonderful lady she was! Our sincere condolences to the family. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Robinson - Creston, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and all your family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Keith and Joyce Drummer - IA

“Jim and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Wayne Faas ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Wayne Faas - Marshalltown, IA

“To Jeanne's Family - What a "GREAT" lady. I worked with her for quite a few years and she was an inspriation to everyone who worked with her. Always...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Roan - Afton, IA - Friend

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Jeanne Hansen Eggleston, 77, of Creston, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at her home.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of Highway 34 and 35 in Creston. Pastor Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenlawn Cemetery near Afton.

Open visitation will from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be given at

Jeanne Ann (Erskine) Hansen Eggleston, daughter of Harold Lester Erskine and Elizabeth Della (Miller) Erskine Osborne, was born on Sept. 22, 1935 in Creston, Ia. She was educated in Creston schools. Early on, she worked at the Greater Community Hospital and the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. On Nov. 21, 1953, Jeanne married Oscar Hansen, Jr. in Creston. They settled in Creston where they raised their four children. Jeanne was a homemaker and also worked at Bunn-O-Matic for 24 years, retiring in 1999. She went on to work at the Historical Complex for three years.

On Nov. 26, 2005, Jeanne married C. James Eggleston in Creston. They settled on an acreage west of Marshalltown. They moved back to Creston in March, 2012. Jeanne was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church northeast of Creston and had been active with the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Creston. She volunteered at the Creston Historical Complex and earlier as a Girl Scout Leader. She was also a member of the Genealogical Society, the Lincoln Neighbors Club and the Red Hat Group. She loved quilting, needlework and reading.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Eggleston of Creston; a daughter, Jean Marie (husband Kevin) Kelley of Afton; three sons, Ed (wife Carol) Hansen of Indianola; Phil Hansen and Jason (wife Amanda) Hansen, both of Creston;

two step-sons, Roger (wife Lori) Eggleston of Bluffs City, Tenn. and Rodney (wife Teresa) Eggleston of Sedgwick, Kan.; one step-son-in-law, Steve Menuey of Marshalltown;

eight grandchildren, Virginia Kelley (Nick Sprague), Branigan (wife Tiffany) Kelley, Aaron Hansen, Kara Hansen, Maddox Hansen, Haley (husband Jason) Schlapia, Brandy Stephens Sick (husband Wade) and Heidi Lee;

ten step-grandchildren, Miranda (husband Matt) Mingle, Jacob Eggleston, Chelsea (husband Matt) Miller, Travis (wife Liz) Menuey, Joshua (wife Stephanie) Menuey, Nathan Menuey, Megan Menuey, Lucus (wife Amanda) Eggleston, Alex and Jason Eggleston;

eight great-grandchildren, Pheolan, Braden and Aedus Kelley, Shannon Schlapia, Jaiden, Jarryn and Eastyn Stephens Sick, and Adianna Lee;

nine step-great-grandchildren, Xander, Christopher, David, Lily, Bristol, Daytona, Lukah, Renley and Aryah;

two sisters, Deanna (husband Larry) Moreland of Creston and Cindy (Bill) Wolff of Omaha; one brother, Chuck (wife Peggy) Erskine; three sisters-in-law, Jean Erskine, Jan Osborne, both of Creston, Loreen Miller of Creston; and many nieces, nephews and other family.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Aidan Kelley, her step-daughter Robin Menuey, her daughter-in-law Colleen Smith, three brothers, Gerald and Jim Erskine and Tom Osborne.