September 19, 2021

Jim Means


Jim Means

Jim Means, 67, of Creston, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery Street in Creston. The family will greet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Reverend Jodi Rushing will officiate.

Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Jimmy “Jim” Franklin Means, the son of Ralph Bingley and Phyllis Marie (Stice) Means, was born Nov. 15, 1953, in Creston. Jim graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1972. He then attended Southwestern Community College and graduated in 1976 with an associate’s degree in drafting.

In 1975, Jim married Michelle Andrews at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Creston. Two girls, Misty and Summer, blessed this union. The couple divorced in 1998.

Jim worked for nine years at Vanmark and would later operate his own screen printing business. He then began Jim’s Handyman’s Service and would operate that for a short time. As a side job he was a photographer taking family and senior pictures.

Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting, watching softball and following his Iowa Hawkeyes. He coached little league softball for five years and was commissioner of the league for one year. Jim was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Creston.

Left to cherish Jim’s memory are his daughters: Misty (Brad) Johnston of Creston and Summer (Larry) Murdock of Creston; grandchildren: Saige Johnston, Josie Johnston, Ricci Johnston and Evan Murdock; sisters: Vicki Means of Ormond, Florida, and Nancy (Larry) Latham of Creston; brothers: Larry (Pat) Means of Creston and Kevin (Andrea) Means of LaVista, Nebraska; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ralph and Phyllis.