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Margaret Harryman 1934-2017


Posted By: Volunteer Rich Lowe
Date: 9/28/2017 at 20:36:08

Margaret “Jean” Harryman, 83, of Cedar Rapids, IA, and former resident of Mount Pleasant, IA, passed away on September 2, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was born April 16, 1934, in Bussey, IA, to Lloyd D. and Irma Faye Stillwell McCombs. She lived in Hamilton, IA, until she married Russell Harryman in Packwood, IA, on November 1, 1952. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1974. Jean attended School in Hamilton and Lovilia, IA, and received her diploma in 1972.

Jean worked from 1956 to 1979 at the Mental Health Institute as a psychiatric aide and spent time as a supervisor until disability forced her into retirement. She was a volunteer driver for six years for the Department of Human Services, earning her a Governor's Volunteer Award. Jean enjoyed writing articles, she wrote the Person to Person column for the Mount Pleasant News and also wrote an article called Spirit Scribe. She was a long time active member of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. Jean volunteered as a Circle Leader and was active in United Methodist Women. Jean enjoyed baking, cooking and sharing with everyone whenever she was able. She loved spending time with her grandkids and great-grandchildren. She was an avid story teller, both written and oral, enjoyed crocheting and mush
room hunting.

She is survived by two daughters: Rhonda (Roger) Watts of Cedar Rapids, IA, Gloria (Kenneth) Sampson of Slater, IA; grandchildren Ryan (Stephanie) Watts of Des Moines, IA, Rachel (Jordan) Witmer of Cedar Rapids, IA; great-grandchildren, Kelvin Witmer, Lincoln and Boden Watts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; four brothers, DeWayne McCombs, Don McCombs, Dick McCombs, Merrill McCombs; and two sisters, Marie Jones, and Arlene Ragan.

Funeral services were held September 5, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, IA, with Rev. Deb Stowers officiating. Burial was at Leando Cemetery in Douds, IA.

Pedrick Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Source: Van Buren County Register, Keosauqua, IA; 7 Sept 2017


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