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David Moffitt


David Moffitt, 71, of Creston died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Celebration of life Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 107 W. Howard St., in Creston. Father Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel at a later announced date. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave., in Creston with family receiving friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, and a 7 p.m. Christian wake service. Memorials may be directed to Veterans Honor Flight of Union County and St. Malachy School in Creston. Online condolences may be given at

David Marion Moffitt, son of Nellie E. (Brooks) Moffitt and Robert B. Moffitt, was born July 25, 1947, in Ironton, Missouri. He graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri, and then joined the United States Air Force in 1966.

On Feb. 20, 1970, David married Sharon Gross at the Clark AFB in the Philippines. They returned to the states in 1971, where Dave graduated from Missouri Baptist Nursing School in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. David then studied at the Mayo Clinic School of Health Related Services and graduated as a nurse anesthetist in 1977. They then moved to Creston, where David practiced at Creston Medical Clinic before practicing independently, providing anesthesia services within many community hospitals in southwest Iowa.

David was very active in the Iowa Nurse Anesthesia Association, serving two terms as president. He worked hard during this time for legislation to get nurse practitioners the right to practice independently. He also served on the St. Malachy Board of Education and Foundation and volunteered at many other community activities supporting area youth. He loved antiques and cherished friendships with auctioneers and other antique collectors.

David is survived by his wife Sharon and his four daughters, Kristine Combs of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Amanda (Ryan) Mohr of Creston, Elizabeth (Dallas) Pryor of Creston and Davida (Jayme) Suiter of Wayzata, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren, Dylan (Casea) Gathers, Jakoby Gathers and Tilly Combs, Rendon, Aubrie, David and Greyson Mohr, Payton, Lily, Nolan and Willow Pryor and Elise and Everly Suiter; three brothers, Robert (Claudia) Moffitt of Hornersville, Missouri, Philip (Mary) Moffitt of Eudora, Kansas, and Samuel (Radha) Moffitt of St. Petersburg, Florida; sister Judy Young of Springfield, Missouri, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents; his father- and mother-in-law, Merton Gross and Jerry Gross Grant; and his brother-in-law David Young.

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