Dora Marie Creel passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018. She was born on September 3, 1929 to Henry and Ella Poteet in St. Joseph, Missouri.  She is preceded in death by her husband John, parents and brothers, LeRoy and Bernard Poteet.  She is survived by her sister, Janet Poteet, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is retired from Kansas City Power and Light and Arizona State University bookstore. Dora was a member of Eternal Life Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona, Elks Lodge Auxiliary #74 in Kansas City, Missouri, American Legion Auxiliary #39 Gilbert Arizona, VFW Ladies Auxiliary #7968 Mesa Arizona and the DAR Governor Hunt Chapter.

Dora served as a board member for the Gilbert Schools Education Foundation and the Gilbert Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Her work in the community revolved around children, youth and Patriotism.  Gilbert Elementary School and the Arizona State Veterans Home were most dear to her heart.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona. The funeral will be held at Eternal Life Lutheran Church on Friday July 20 at 10:00 am., 7025 E. Main St. Mesa, Arizona (Main St. & Jefferson). Burial will take place at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona at 2:00 p.m.

Donations may be made to Eternal Life Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona and Hospice of the Valley.

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