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“I have many fond memories of spending time at your house while growing up in Arispe. Those were definitely good times and the benefit of living in a...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Gayla McKinnie - Jefferson City, MO

“Esther was a sweet woman and she will be missed. May you all find comfort in each other and God during this difficult time. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Nurses on Call - Creston, IA

“Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. So sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pam McCampbell - Creston, IA

“I have had the wonderful opportunity , to have been a neighbor for 23 years , to this fine Lady , and her husband. As I sit here, and think about...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Robin Vogel - Arispe, IA - Friend

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. I remember going to stich and chatter with my mother. Esther will be missed by the entire community. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dorothy A.Eyberg - Naples, FL

“Sharon & family, We are sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family have our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Janeen, Shelby, Ethon, Casey & Clayton - IA

“Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri Nissen - Prescott, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Skarda - Creston, IA

“Esther and Lyle were among the first people I met when I came to Arispe in 1945. We have been friends for all those years. She was always a good...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Wilmoth Nichols - Perry, IA

“Lyle & Family, We are sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you all at this time. Medicap Pharmacy Jeff, Skip, Linda, Shelby, Deb and Brooke ”
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Esther Fluckey

Esther L. Fluckey, 89, of Afton, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston, Ia.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Powers Funeral Home 612 N. Dodge in Afton. Pastor Lila Greene will officiate.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton.

Open visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wed., with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed. at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shannon City Community Church or the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Online condolences may be given at

Esther Lavonna Dobson, daughter of Charles Dobson and Lillian (Lathrop) Dobson, was born Nov. 12, 1922 in Athelstan, Ia. She graduated from Arispe High School.

On Sept. 28, 1940, Esther married Lyle Adam Fluckey in Mt. Ayr, Ia. They moved to the Arispe area in 1942, where they have continued to live for the next 70 years. Esther was a farmwife and homemaker. They retired from farming in 1980. Esther was a great seamstress and made a lot of the clothing for the kids. She also loved to play the piano and sing. Esther was a member of the Shannon City Community Church and the Stitch and Chatter Club.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle Fluckey of Afton; three daughters, Janice (husband Gary) Matson of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Sharon (husband Red) Cox of West Des Moines, Ia. and Carolyn Bollman of Creston; a son, Leslie (wife Hayley) Fluckey of Algonquin, Ill.; six grandchildren, Melissa Stenberg, Mike and Mark Matson, Erin Bollman, and Jason and Shawn Fluckey; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Harmer of Carlisle, Ia., and many other family and friends.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Vivian Wilson.