Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Joe Powers Owner/Funeral Director

Joe Powers is married to Karla and has 4 daughters. Originally from Pocahontas, Iowa - he graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary School in Ohio, then from Loras College in Duquque, Iowa and later from the International School of Theology in San Bernadino, Calif. He took over ownership of the Lindsay Funeral Homes on May 1, 1995. He loves people, and considers it a privlege to serve families. He also tries to celebrate life - daily, and to assist families as they celebrate the life of a loved one.

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Brian Cramer Funeral Director

Brian Cramer is married to Sherri and has 2 daughters and one son. He is originally from Audubon. After graduation from high school Brian attended Westmar College. Later while working for Marriott Hotel in Des Moines he attended Des Moines Area Community College, graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Brian served families in the Stuart area until moving to Creston in June of 2004 when he joined the Powers Funeral Home staff.

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Debbie Angelo Office Administrator

Debbie Angelo, a 1980 Creston graduate, has two children, Kayla (husband Chris) and Logan, and two granddaughters and two grandsons. Debbie joined as Office Mngr. in August of 2000. Debbie enjoys personalizing services through designing color service folders and personal video tributes, in addition to looking to all of the details of families wishes. Debbie's after-care assistance includes helping families with filing insurance claims and assisting with their monument needs. She loves working with people and has a heart for serving and helping families celebrate the life of their loved one. Debbie stays active through her involvements with her family and loves spending time with friends. Debbie served as President of the Creston PTO group for many years; was actively involved with the Relay for Life committee for 10 years and also served as a board member of the Bluegrass Optimist club in Union county.

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Chasity Clayton Office staff

Chasity is a 2020 graduate of Creston High School and is attending SWCC in Creston, with plans to pursue a career in funeral service in the future. She enjoys spending time with her family, her cats, and her friends in her spare time. Chasity has a very positive outlook on life, and spent her SOS time at Powers Funeral Home, while in high school, learning all the aspects of funeral service, and expanding on her knowledge of preneed care and personalization, while helping families celebrate the life of their loved ones.  

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Lamona Bilderback

Lamona Bilderback, of Creston, has retired from 40 years serving in a local bank. She is married, has two grown children, and four grandchildren. Lamona serves in pre-arranging funerals, some follow-up care and with visitations. She has wonderful organizational skills.

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Annette Rice

Annette has been with Powers Funeral Home since February 2015. She grew up in Creston and spent several years in Nebraska before moving back to Iowa. Her employment history includes working with the local AEA and then 28 years at Greater Regional Medical Center. Her and her husband Rick have been very fortunate to have been able to travel a great deal over the past 30 years over the world. She continues to serve on the Crestland Community Betterment Foundation, The Civil Service Commission and on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity.

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Betty Wallace

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Paul Somers

Paul Somers is from Creston, his wife is Cheryl and he has 3 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. Paul retired from serving as the Director of Student Services at Southwestern Community College, where he worked for 33 years. He has been associated with the Powers Funeral Homes since 2001, assisting with funerals, visitations, and providing professional care to all ages. He is a care giver.

Joe Powers

Owner/Funeral Director
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Joe Powers is married to Karla and has 4 daughters. Originally from Pocahontas, Iowa - he graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary School in Ohio, then from Loras College in Duquque, Iowa and later from the International School of Theology in San Bernadino, Calif. He took over ownership of the Lindsay Funeral Homes on May 1, 1995. He loves people, and considers it a privlege to serve families. He also tries to celebrate life - daily, and to assist families as they celebrate the life of a loved one.

Brian Cramer

Funeral Director
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Brian Cramer is married to Sherri and has 2 daughters and one son. He is originally from Audubon. After graduation from high school Brian attended Westmar College. Later while working for Marriott Hotel in Des Moines he attended Des Moines Area Community College, graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1995. Brian served families in the Stuart area until moving to Creston in June of 2004 when he joined the Powers Funeral Home staff.

Debbie Angelo

Office Administrator
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Debbie Angelo, a 1980 Creston graduate, has two children, Kayla (husband Chris) and Logan, and two granddaughters and two grandsons. Debbie joined as Office Mngr. in August of 2000. Debbie enjoys personalizing services through designing color service folders and personal video tributes, in addition to looking to all of the details of families wishes. Debbie's after-care assistance includes helping families with filing insurance claims and assisting with their monument needs. She loves working with people and has a heart for serving and helping families celebrate the life of their loved one. Debbie stays active through her involvements with her family and loves spending time with friends. Debbie served as President of the Creston PTO group for many years; was actively involved with the Relay for Life committee for 10 years and also served as a board member of the Bluegrass Optimist club in Union county.

Chasity Clayton

Office staff
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Chasity is a 2020 graduate of Creston High School and is attending SWCC in Creston, with plans to pursue a career in funeral service in the future. She enjoys spending time with her family, her cats, and her friends in her spare time. Chasity has a very positive outlook on life, and spent her SOS time at Powers Funeral Home, while in high school, learning all the aspects of funeral service, and expanding on her knowledge of preneed care and personalization, while helping families celebrate the life of their loved ones.  

Lamona Bilderback

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Lamona Bilderback, of Creston, has retired from 40 years serving in a local bank. She is married, has two grown children, and four grandchildren. Lamona serves in pre-arranging funerals, some follow-up care and with visitations. She has wonderful organizational skills.

Annette Rice

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Annette has been with Powers Funeral Home since February 2015. She grew up in Creston and spent several years in Nebraska before moving back to Iowa. Her employment history includes working with the local AEA and then 28 years at Greater Regional Medical Center. Her and her husband Rick have been very fortunate to have been able to travel a great deal over the past 30 years over the world. She continues to serve on the Crestland Community Betterment Foundation, The Civil Service Commission and on the Family Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity.

Betty Wallace

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Paul Somers

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Paul Somers is from Creston, his wife is Cheryl and he has 3 grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. Paul retired from serving as the Director of Student Services at Southwestern Community College, where he worked for 33 years. He has been associated with the Powers Funeral Homes since 2001, assisting with funerals, visitations, and providing professional care to all ages. He is a care giver.