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Creta E.  Thirtyacre
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Obituary for Creta E. Thirtyacre

Creta E. Thirtyacre, 89, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 4th. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, July 7th at Lensing’s Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Road in Coralville with Rev. Alecia Hilmer officiating. The family will greet friends after 9 AM. Burial will be at Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Creta was born July 13, 1928 in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of George and Frances Kindred Carter. On August 21, 1946 Creta married Gale Thirtyacre in Hampton, Iowa. They moved to the North Liberty area in 1955 where they farmed for over 20 years. Creta was a librarian for many years at the University of Iowa Library and was a member of the North Liberty First United Methodist Church.

Creta is survived by her three sons, Darwin (Sharon) Thirtyacre of Iowa City, Wendell Thirtyacre of Washington, and Marvin Thirtyacre of North Liberty; five grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; and her brother, Gaylord Carter of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2015, her son G. Dwayne; and eight siblings, Bessie, Dorsey “Red”, Roland, Jack, Arlis “Jack”, Oury, Orville, Delmar.

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, Iowa 52241





10:00 AM
Lensing's Oak Hill

210 Holiday Road
Coralville, Iowa 52241

Cemetery Details


Ridgewood Cemetery

Scales Bend Road
North Liberty, Iowa 52317

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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