Barbara Joan Creason, 87, Iola, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Joan was born March 12, 1926, in Harris, the daughter of Emmett and Charlotte (Richardson) Reddington. She grew up in Harris and Garnett and graduated from Garnett High School.
On Jan. 12, 1944, Joan married Clifford L. Creason. They made their home in the Iola area all of their married lives. She worked as a sales clerk for Kress and J.C. Penney stores in Iola. Clifford preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2012.
Joan enjoyed square dancing when she was younger, quilting and playing cards. Her memberships included Salem United Methodist Church and Sunflower Quilters Guild.
Survivors are her three children, Harold Creason and wife Janice, Bonner Springs, Carol Perez and husband Fidel, Kansas City, Mo., and Vinnie Wille, LaHarpe; one sister, Jean Earl, Casper, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son Darrell, great-grandsons Cyrus Graham Burchett and Cole Michael Creason, sister Nadine Northway, and brothers Thomas and Jack Reddington.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel, Iola, where visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials to Salem United Methodist Church or Iola Senior Center may be left at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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