Kenneth Ray Creveling was born in Ellston, Iowa on January 20, 1926 to Carl and Mary Toman Creveling and departed this life on March 24, 2010. Kenny grew up in Ellston and graduated from Ellston high school in 1944. He was united in marriage to Norma Mae Rees on February 27, 1951. He and Norma enjoyed 59 years of marriage. He served in Korea from 1950 to 1952.
Kenny and Norma owned and operated Creveling Oil Company until his first heart attack forced him to sell the company. He also enjoyed working on the farm through the years. Following his retirement, Kenny enjoyed playing golf, gardening, traveling and dancing. He seldom missed morning coffee with the ‘coffee bunch.’
Kenny was baptized in the First Baptist Church in Mount Ayr in 1962 and attended the United Baptist-Presbyterian Church.
Most of all, Kenny enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren adored him. He was always a go-to person for advice on cars, careers or whatever the issue might be and he always had a joke on the tip of his tongue.
Kenneth was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Jake and Mug.
He is survived by wife Norma; children Brent and wife Jill of Johnston, Iowa, Lesa and husband Mike of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kyle and wife Stephanie of Gretna, Nebraska; grandchildren Jacqueline Creveling, Mark Creveling, Scott Gray, Courtney Gray and Grant Creveling; brother Marion Creveling of Sun Valley Lake, Iowa; sister Helen Schaedlich of Johnston, Iowa, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the Mount Ayr Public Library.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, March 27, 2010, with Rev. Michael Maddy officiating. Musicians were Faith Shinkle and Grace Warin.
Casket bearers were Kevin Creveling, Ronald Creveling, Kevin Andrews, Kelly Richards, Dick Still and Mike Warin.
Honorary pallbearers included Clyde Summers, Jim Overholtzer, Jerry Marler, Duane Glick, Leroy Blessman, Charles Richards, Mark Eickert and LBanks Wilson.
Kenny was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.