October 22, 2021

Dona Booth


Dona Booth, 87, of Afton, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Greater Regional Health in Creston. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home in Afton, with Rev. Jim Morris officiating, please note that masks are required. Open visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday. The service will be livestreamed on Powers Funeral Home website.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton.

Dona’s family will not be present for the open visitation. In lieu flowers, memorials are to be determined at a later date for the Afton Park and Kylie and Ayzlee’s Butterfly Garden. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.

Dona Mae (Klos) Booth, daughter of Floyd Ernest Klos and Crystal (Wick) Klos, was born June 21, 1934, in Iowa. Following the death of her mother, Dona was raised by her father and stepmother, Lavilla Louise (Terwilliger) Klos. She attended Afton Community schools and was a graduate of Afton High School.

Dona was united in marriage to Samuel Rex Booth, Aug. 28, 1953, in Papillion, Nebraska. This union was blessed with two children: Connie and Randy. Together, Dona and Rex owned and operated the East End Café and Bar in Afton as well as the Afton meat locker. Dona also held various jobs, worked at C.A.R.E. for many years and sold Avon for more than 18 years. While a sales representative for Avon, Dona received many awards. She was active while living in Afton and enjoyed bowling in the town leagues.

Dona is survived by her daughter, Connie (Dave) Cunningham of Afton; grandchildren, Adam Cunningham of Afton, Amber (James) McCarthy of Elkhorn, Ia. and Aric (Erin) Cunningham of Earlham; great-grandchildren, Easton and Irelynd McCarthy and Koen and Nora Cunningham; two brothers, Linden (Wilma) Terwillinger of Stillwater, Minn. and Marvin (Shirley) Klos of New London, Ia.; three sisters, Sally (Wayne) Phillips of Murray, Cindy (Ron) Hornseth of Floyd, Ia. and Deb (Dave) Haymond of Winterset; sister-in-law Brenda Klos of St. Joseph, Mo.; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rex in 2003, son Randy in 1975, sister Karen (Larry) Geary, brother Bob (Luetta) Klos and Dick Klos and great-granddaughter Ayzlee.