After working in the field of banking for the past 45 years, Kathy Creed has announced her retirement from U.S. Bank in Monett. An open house reception will be held in Creed's honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank's 522 Broadway branch on Thursday, Dec. 30. Light refreshments will be served, and memories will be shared.
Creed began her career in banking in 1964 when she joined the staff at First National Bank in Sarcoxie. She later moved to work at the bank's Mt. Vernon location until she was hired by Mercantile Bank as a loan secretary in 1990. Creed continued with the company while it became Firstar and then U.S. Bank. During those years, Creed gained increasing responsibility, serving as branch manager to her most recent post as sales and service coordinator.
Creed has worked in many areas of the U.S. Bank branch, from bookkeeping to proofing to teller, cashier and loan secretary. She also has worked with annuities and life insurance and says technology is the biggest change she's seen in the banking world.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at the bank," said Creed. "I've always loved serving our customers and watching families and businesses grow and prosper. I will greatly miss seeing them and my coworkers on a regular basis."
The individuals and customers who Creed has worked with over the years will also miss her.
"We have appreciated Kathy's devotion to her customers and fellow employees and wish her well in the next exciting phase of her life," said Linda Wallace, U.S. Bank district manager,
After she retires, Creed plans to relax with her husband, Marlin, and spend time with her two children and seven grandchildren. Travel is also part of her retirement vision.
U.S. Bancorp, with $291 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,013 banking offices in 24 states and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.