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Jean Marie Schwab


Posted By: Sarah Fletcher (email)
Date: 2/26/2024 at 08:18:18

Jean Marie Schwab, 94, lifelong resident of the Iowa City area passed away on February 7, 2024.

Jean was born on July 19, 1929 in Iowa City, Iowa to Alton and Mabel (Bush) Brown. She married John Schwab on May 30, 1953 and together the couple raised their eight children before John passed away in 1987.

She worked for The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for 20 years, retiring in 2001.

Jean enjoyed doing anything with her hands, especially crocheting. She even made and donated 120 afghans to the VAMC and local daycares. Above all, Jean loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was fiercely independent and lived on her own up until her fall when she then began living at Solon Care Center up until her death.

Jean is survived by her children Jeri Conklin of Sigourney, IA, Christine Matthess of Iowa City, IA, John (Judy) Schwab of Cedar Rapids, IA, Connie (Daryl) of Iowa City, IA, Jan (Bruce) Johnson of Williamsburg, IA, Cammy (Wade) Spencer of Fort Worth, TX, and Judy Yeggy (Sam Lensing) of Solon, IA, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Kathleen Bolander, three sisters Suzanne Neuzil, Mary Ann Eaton and Edna Slade, one brother Robert Brown, son-in-law Fred Yeggy, and two grandsons Mark Matthess and Tony Rogers.

Honoring Jeanís wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service

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