Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive the latest news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion, community and more!

Loretta Cole


Loretta Cole, 66, of Afton, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Creston Specialty Care in Creston.

No service will be held. Private burial will be at North Page Cemetery in rural Villisca. Memorials are suggested to the Afton Fire Department. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be given at

Loretta Kay (Scott) Cole, daughter to Bernard Orval Scott and Irma LaVerne (Johnson) Scott, was born on May 1, 1952, in Villisca. She moved to Colorado and obtained her GED but shortly after returned to Iowa where she made Clearfield her home. She worked at a nursing home for a while then left there to work at Bunn-o-Matic with housekeeping. She did so for over 16 years.

Loretta is survived by her children, Kenneth Swan (Deen) of Arkansas, Tracy Swan of Arkansas, Darold Bredberg of Red Oak and Tammy Degutis of Des Moines; brother Doug Scott of Villisca; and two sisters Kathy Racine of New Market and Diane Freshour of Villisca, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Michael Ray Degutis, her brother Dennis Scott, sister Doris Blume and niece Staci Young.

Loading more