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“i miss you so much ,cant belive your gone .but not forgotten you will always be like a sister to me. and i will see you agin . and we can talk and...Read More »
1 of 45 | Posted by: Savannah Gideon - springfield, MO

“My heart goes out to the family,may Jehovah continue to give you comfort at this time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wa Christian love ”
2 of 45 | Posted by: Shelley lee Spruce grove , canada

“Dear Judy, Mike and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. How blessed we are to serve Jehovah the God of all comfort. Just remember for...Read More »
3 of 45 | Posted by: Griffin & Newman Families - CA

“My Dear Family, My heart aches with saddned for your loss (although for a short time), Judy, Mike, and your entire family. Thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Robin Acosta (Williams) - Phoenix, AZ

“I can't express the shock & sadness I felt today when I found out about Shawnna. My heart breaks for the loss her family is going through. The last...Read More »
5 of 45 | Posted by: Meshea Danner (Williams) - CO

“Sorry about your loss, my husband met her and her husband at a Kingdom Hall built and was telling me about this nice young couple he had worked with....Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Phyllis Whitmer - PERRY, IA

“This goes to my beautiful sister. Every day my heart aches for you. I miss u more and more every day. There are no words to describe how i feel...Read More »
7 of 45 | Posted by: chelsea powell - angleton, TX

“I have just a few childhood memories of Shawnna, at sleepovers at the Budd's house, and she was a very lovely person. I am glad that I had an...Read More »
8 of 45 | Posted by: Betty Araiza (AKA Betty Watson) - AZ

“Dear Austin, We love you and Shawnna. You guys are such a huge part of our wonderful memories and experiences when we attended the International...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Emilio & Rachel Muralles - AZ

“What a tragedy to lose a daughter at such a young age. I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the Powell Family. May your faith bring you...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Donna Davis - Cheney, KS

“Shawnna loved the Bible and it was her source of comfort and hope. Our hearts & prayers are with all those who are suffering. We share your sadness...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Karen & Kim Pennington - TX

“We love you dear family of Shawnna- It hurts when one in our worldwide family is taken away by mankinds enemy 'death" but Shawnna is just asleep . ...Read More »
12 of 45 | Posted by: Larry & Birdie Falk - AL

“I rememeber meeting Shawna while her and her husband were cleaning at Cardinal IG in Greenfield. I didn't know her well, but I always thought that...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Hilary Boden - Fontanelle, IA

“Austin, Ivan, Karen, I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of Shawnna. My my heart goes out to you, to her parents, family and friends. I don't...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Peggy Zimmerman - Des Moines, IA

“Words can not express our deep sorrow for your loss. May Jehovah comfort you thru this difficult time. Our love and prayers are with you ”
15 of 45 | Posted by: Ray darner

“Dear Dan, Diana, Austin, and family, We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mike and Sharon McCarty,...Read More »
16 of 45 | Posted by: Sharon McCarty - Brighton, CO

“Words can not say how sorry I am to hear this. I wish you all strength to get through this, and always think of the good times. Thinking of you all...Read More »
17 of 45 | Posted by: Monica Farrell - Erie, PA

“I will miss her.and I will keep her in my hart and prayers. ”
18 of 45 | Posted by: todd peters - council bluffs, IA

“Shawnna was a bright light with boundless energy. I saw her as a beautiful, hard working, professional with SO MUCH potential. She was VERY good at...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Julia Weisshaar-Mullin - Creston, IA

“I remember the first day we met you. You were just a little girl. We thought you were so beautiful. Ill never forget the memories and the pictures we...Read More »
20 of 45 | Posted by: todd and cindy peters - IA

“We lived in Creston for a short while, and attended the kingdom hall there, we went to Bookstudy with Shawnna and Austin, what an adorable couple!!!...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: VINCE AND BETTY LAU - AZ

“My thoughts and prayers to Shawnna's family and friends! ”
22 of 45 | Posted by: Brenda Goodvin - Corning, IA

“Your family is in our prayers. It is comforting to know that for Shawnna the trials of this old system is over. She now sleeps safe in Jehovah's...Read More »
23 of 45 | Posted by: James Lininger (Southern Hills Congregation) - IA

“So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Shawnna. Although I didn't know her long, she was such a fun, kind, and caring person. Everyone in our...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Susan Klindt - GRISWOLD, IA

“Shawna, we hadn't seen you in quite a while, but what a beautiful young woman ( inside and out) you turned into! We are blessed to have known you. We...Read More »
25 of 45 | Posted by: Laura Visser Anderson - Emporia, KS

“My family was so sad over the loss in your family. Thoughts and prayers to all of Shawnna family and a little extra prayer to Judy. My friend, I'm...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: Anita (Countryman) Brunner - KS

“I'm sending regrets on behalf of my Mom and Dad, Audrey, and Glenn. We are so sorry. ”
27 of 45 | Posted by: Corrina Countryman - Emporia, KS

“I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. It is a loss beyond all loss and I pray for your family to have alot of love and support to get...Read More »
28 of 45 | Posted by: Susan gasso-Arnold - TX

“i know words cannot express how you feel at this time. even tho we did'nt know shawnna personally she was our spiritual sister and we want to express...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: nancy seddon - mystic, IA

“I am so very sorry about your lose.I went to high school with Shawna she was an amazing person.may God be with your family and many prayers your way. ”
30 of 45 | Posted by: Paula cotton - Salina, KS

“Such a Pretty Girl ... i remember growing up with you and your sister chelsea comming out to your house i always loved that house so peaceful out in...Read More »
31 of 45 | Posted by: Chelsea Johnson - Salina, KS

“i met Shawna at Zumbal What a wonderful, energetic young lady, She was the greatest Zumba instructor and got the group really moving, I met her...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Kelli Bucy - Red Oak, IA

“I met Shawnna when she started teaching Zumba in Red Oak February2011. This was the first exercise class I really liked. Shawnna was a great...Read More »
33 of 45 | Posted by: Sue Drake - Red Oak, IA - Friend

“So sad to hear of Shawna's passing. She was a beautiful soul who encouraged all of us Red Oak Zumba students with her positive, happy and giving...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Lisa Rice - Red Oak, IA

“Shawnna was my best friend in school! She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. Heaven received a beautiful angel even though we weren't ready...Read More »
35 of 45 | Posted by: Tiffany Curtis - Enterprise, KS

“Shawna was such a bright light; I will cherish my memories of her. A very bright and hard working young woman, Shawna was highly professional. I...Read More »
36 of 45 | Posted by: Jan and Karl Knock - Creston, IA

“I am so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
37 of 45 | Posted by: Patty Countryman Fancher

“I became acquainted with Shawna thru the Red Oak Zumba class and what a wonderful person she was. Always a smile, positive attitude and encouraging....Read More »
38 of 45 | Posted by: Sue Geer - Stanton, IA - Friend

“We can't express how sweet Shawnna was to us & how sad this is. Our prayers are going out to the family, especially Austin. ”
39 of 45 | Posted by: Jon,Kellie,Mina, & Wolfgang DeFoor - CA

“I was one of the many Zumba students that Shawnna had in Red Oak. She was so inspiring with her love of fitness and life in general. She was a...Read More »
40 of 45 | Posted by: Amy Johnson - Red Oak, IA

“It breaks my heart to hear this! I know its been so long since we had talked but I have never forgotten how amazing you are! I'm so sorry Austin that...Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Kristi stewart-wright - IA

“I met Shawna thru her Zumba class in Red Oak. She was always smiling and bubbly!!! This is such a tragedy. She will always hold a place in our hearts. ”
42 of 45 | Posted by: Amanda Baldwin

“This was such a shocking tragedy. I met Shawnna through her zumba class when she first came to Red Oak. She was such an inspiration to all of her...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: nora herzberg - emerson, IA

“To Shawna's family, so very sorry to hear of this tragic accident and the loss of a special young lady. We did not know Shawna but were neighbors to...Read More »
44 of 45 | Posted by: Don and Sharon Irelan

“My prayers and love to Shawnas family, she will be missed so very much until we see her again in the paradise. ”
45 of 45 | Posted by: Alisia Dickerson - Des Moines, IA

Shawnna Curtis, 26, of Creston, died Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 east of Stanton from injuries resulting in a vehicle/deer accident.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1000 Cottonwood Creston.

Burial will be private.

Powers Funeral Home of Creston is assisting with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at

Shawnna Michelle (Powell) Curtis, daughter of Michael Alan Powell and Judy Kay (Fowler) Powell, was born on August 11, 1986 in Emporia, Kan. She was baptized as one of the Jehovah's Witnesses December 12, 1998 and volunteered much of her time helping others learn about the Bible. In May 2004, she graduated from Chapman High School in Chapman, Kan.

On Nov. 6, 2004, Shawnna married Austin Daniel Curtis in Emporia, Kan. They moved to Creston. Shawnna was a Certified Zumba Instructor in Creston, Red Oak and Corning, Iowa.

Shawnna is survived by her husband Austin Curtis of Creston; her parents, Mike and Judy Powell of Abilene, Kan., grandparents, Jule and Imogene Fowler and Austin Powell, Sr.; siblings, Chelsea, Austin and Lydia Powell; parents-in-law, Dan and Diana Curtis of Creston; brothers-in-law, Gabe(wife Emileah) Curtis and Gordon Curtis, both of Creston; sisters-in-law, Rachel and Olivia Curtis of Creston; grandparents-in-law, Ronald and Beverly Shelley of Creston and Ivan and Karen Fredericksen of Patterson, Ia. and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.