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“Peace to you and your loved ones. Pam ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Pam - Silvis, IL

“rest in peace Jean , thank you for years of smiles and good care . you will be missed. blessing to Jean's family in their time of loss and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: connie and dan harvey - IA

“My prayers and love go out to Jean's family. Jean took such good care of my sister and I anytime we came into the office. She measured us, and took...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Watertor - Des Moines, IA

“I never personally met Jean, I worked with Mary Jean for years and we became good friends. I think everyone who knew Mary Jean is a friend of hers. ...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: James and Carole Vrban - Colona, IL

“Jean was always such a pleasant person. I remember her helping us in Dr Carlson's office and she was always in a wonderful mood and so helpful. She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Rena King Crawford - Ankeny, IA

“To all of Jean's family~ My heartfelt sympathy to you. Caring for Jean at Comfort House was a great privilege. During her life she gave so much...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Vink - Pella, IA

“To MJ and LB: So sorry for your loss and I know how much you guys will miss her. Since loosing my Mom in 98 the memory of life in a nursing home is...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Clark - friend

“Our family grew up with "Doc" and Jean. I will always remember her kind smile and reassuring ways to us as children. Even after many years and...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Donna (Major) Flattery

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Jean Marie Spaur, age 83 of Pella, formerly of Bussey, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Comfort House in Pella.

Jean was born February 21, 1930, to Rodney and Hazel (Lee) Phillips in Hamilton, IA. She married Bill Spaur on September 29, 1946 at the Bussey Methodist Church in Bussey. After 62 years of marriage, he preceded Jean in death on May 26, 2009.

Jean grew up and attended school in Hamilton and Lovilia. She was an assistant for Dr. Carlson in Bussey for 31 years. Family was everything to Jean, and she really enjoyed spending time with them.

Jean is survived by two children, Mary Jean Ferguson of Silvis, IL and Bill, Jr. (Audrey) Spaur of Pella; five grandchildren, Mike, Scott, Chad, Sarah, and Alaina; five great grandchildren; and three sisters, Marge Nucko of Albia, Carol Richmond of Lovilia, and Wilma Clubb of Cameron, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; three brothers, Russell, Roy, and James Phillips; and two sisters, Helen Avon and Sue VanNess.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, at Bussey Methodist Church in Bussey, with Pastor Dale Schoening officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery north of Bussey.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Monday, February 25, 2013, at Bussey Methodist Church in Bussey, with Jean's family present.

Memorials have been established to Bussey Methodist Church and Hospice of Pella (Comfort House).