John G. Perkins, 77

John G. Perkins, 77, of Whitten, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Eldora United Methodist Church in Eldora with Pastor Cynthia Moore of the Bethel Grove Church of Liscomb officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. on Monday at Benson Cemetery in Whitten. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Online condolences may be made at

Left to cherish his memory is John’s wife of 54 years, Mary; children Terry (Joel) Weatherspoon of State Center, Mike (Barb) Perkins of Iowa Falls and Tammy (Jim) Callaway of Conrad; brother, Wade (Ione) Perkins of Rawlins, Wyoming; and by six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.