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David Love, 54, of Mount Ayr, formerly of Afton, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023, as the result of an automobile accident in Ringgold County. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2023, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Tim Maxa will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Open visitation will be 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the family. Online condolences may be given at
David Love was born September 14, 1968, in Creston to Lucinda Kay (Clayton) Love and Riley Patrick Love. He lived in Creston and Mount Ayr growing up and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1986. He went on to continue his education at Southwestern Community College in the carpentry program.
David spent most of his life living in the Mount Ayr, Afton and Creston areas, where he worked a variety of different jobs in the construction trades for 30 plus years, owning and operating his own business, which has become known as Love Heating and Air Conditioning.
Survivors include his sweetheart, Jessie Fleurent, love of his life, of Mount Ayr; daughter, Marriah Love (Zach Dean) of Fontanelle, IA; two sons, Tyler (Alyssa) Love of Afton, IA and Caleb (Bailey Lukavsky) Comstock of Afton, IA; his brother, Joe Love (Christy Jaeschke) of Redding, IA; sisters, Tammy Love of Donnellson, IA and Angel Love of Van Meter, IA; along with his five grandchildren: Addison Benge, Aubriana Benge, Sebastian Love, Kynslee Love and Kalvin Benge.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Justin Love, in 2009.

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