June 28, 2022

Dale Wearmouth


Dale Wearmouth, 92, of Creston, died Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, 601 New York Avenue. Services will be live streamed. Pastor Ben Carter-Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Moon Cemetery near Macksburg.

Memorials can be left for the family. Online condolences can be left at www.powersfh.com.

Dale Harris Wearmouth was born June 15, 1929, the son of Thomas E. and Opal (Eldridge) Wearmouth, in Madison County, Iowa. He graduated from Macksburg High School in 1949.

On Nov. 7, 1954, Dale was united in marriage to Ava Blake in Sharpsburg, Iowa. They settled on the farm in Madison County south of Macksburg where he farmed. To this union three daughters were born. In 1974, he purchased a farm southeast of Macksburg where he continued to farm. Dale enjoyed time with his family, supporting “his girls,” camping, square dancing and taking loving care of his farm animals.

Survivors include his wife Ava Wearmouth of Creston; three daughters: Susan (Russel) Myers of Middletown, Pennsylvania., Sharon Cox of Macksburg, Iowa and Sally (Rick) Brown of Lenox, Iowa.; 10 grandchildren: Samantha (Wesley) Mowers, Seth Myers, Amanda (Ryan) Summers, Kelly Cox, Nick (Caitlyn) Cox, Jennifer Smith, Jared Breakenridge (Kyle), D.J. ( Shawna) Brown, Mitchell Brown and Megan (Cody) McMann; eight great-grandchildren: Kayson Mowers, Landon Summers, Collin Summers, Emma Cox, Eli Cox, Hailley Brown, Daysen Gregg and McCoy McMann and two sisters-in-law, Martha Blake and JoAnne Wearmouth.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Russell Wearmouth, sister Norma Winkler and son-in-law Craig Cox.