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Cindy Love, 66, of Afton, died Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge Street in Afton. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family.  Online condolences can be given at
Lucinda Kay (Clayton) Love, daughter of Frances Virginia (Still) Clayton and Raymond Darrel Clayton, was born on April 5, 1952 in Creston, Iowa.  She was educated in Creston Schools.  She studied at Southwestern Community College and then earned her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice & Human Services from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
On August 12, 1968, Cindy married Riley Patrick Love in Corning, Iowa.  They lived in Creston, Wilton and then for a year in California, before returning to Creston. Pat died in 1976. Cindy worked at In-Home counseling with kids and families, working in a 7 county area.  She worked also with Two Rivers Psychological Services of Des Moines. Additionally, she and her son Dave, operated a respite care service for parents with kids. She lived primarily in Afton.
On January 23, 2015, Cindy married Mark Helmick in Afton. They made their home in Afton. Cindy had also served as a Cub Scout leader in the early years of her kids activities.
Survivors include her husband Mark Helmick of Afton; two sons, David Love (significant other Jessie Comstock) of Lorimor and Joe Love of Redding; two daughters, Tammy Love of Donnellson and Angel Love of Van Meter; a sister Pauline (husband Dave) Richman of Winterset; eight grandchildren; Tyler (Alyssa) Love, Marriah (Zach Dean) Love, Bradley and Baylee Love, Brett Taylor, Taylor Ruble, Victoria Weiss, Syndi (Tyler) Miller and Shantel (Jordan Ingram) Love; six great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Addison, Aubriana, Kynslee, Regan and Avery; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Pat, a sister Linda Clayton, two brothers Jim & Denny Clayton and two grandsons, Thomas Ruble and Justin Love.Ruble and Justin Love.

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