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Janet Ferree


Janet Ferree, 73, of Creston died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at her home in Creston.

Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in Creston. The Rev. Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery in Kent. Visitation with family present will begin at noon Saturday until the start of the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Janet Irene (Sorenson) Ferree, daughter of Donald Sorenson and Mary Louise (Carns) Sorenson, was born Feb. 27, 1943, in Prescott. She attended school in Greenfield and graduated from Prescott High School in 1961.

On June 6, 1981, Janet married Leon Ray Ferree. Together they lived in Creston. While living in Creston, Janet worked at Kelly’s Flowers and Midwestern Diskette, and later, for Iowa Focus as a social worker, retiring in 2014.

Janet was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Creston.

Janet is survived by her sons, Alan Williams of Creston and Andy (Margaret) Williams of Des Moines; grandchildren, Irene (Brad) Berliue of Ankeny, Scott (Joy) McEachearn of Des Moines, John Williams of Oskaloosa, Casey McLain of Creston, David McLain of Creston, Caleb McLain of Council Bluffs and Mii-Cael Williams of Creston; 15 great-grandchildren and brothers, Rex (Sally) Sorenson of North Carolina and Max Sorenson of Prescott.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Leon in 1995.

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