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MARY JEAN COOPER HAMBLEN

MARY JEAN (COOPER) HAMBLEN WAS BORN JANUARY 11, 1952 TO GARVIN COOPER AND WILMA SIDDENS COOPER.  SHE PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 6, 2009 AT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER IN DES MOINES.

MARY JEAN BETTER KNOWN AS JEANIE BY THOSE WHO KNEW HER. SHE WAS MARRIED TO BUTCH THURMAN AND OUT OF THIS UNION THREE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, DONNIE DEE DANNY DALE AND TAMMY LYNN.  BUTCH AND JEAN LATER DIVORCED. JEANIE MARRIED BILL HAMBLEN ON JUNE 21, 1978 AND FROM THIS MARRIAGE JEANIE WAS BLESSED WITH A DAUGHTER, TINA ELIZABETH.

JEANIE HAD MANY JOBS OVER HER LIFETIME, PRIMARILY IN THE HEALTH CARE FIELD AND IN THE MOST RECENT YEARS AS A BARTENDER.  JEANIE LOVED PEOPLE. SHE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND RARELY MET A STRANGER.  JEANIE HAD A BIG HEART ALWAYS PUTTING OTHERS FIRST.  JEANIE LOVED MUSIC AND WHEN HER HEALTH ALLOWED HER TO, JEANIE ENJOYED DANCING AND COOKING BIG MEALS FOR HER FAMILY.  JEANIE’S MOST IMPORTANT THING IN HER LIFE WAS HER FAMILY.  SHE LOVED SPENDING TIME WITH HER CHILDREN AND HER GRANDCHILDREN.

MARY JEAN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER SON, DONNIE THURMAN; HER HUSBAND BILL HAMBLEN; SISTER, ELIZABETH COOPER; HER FATHER, GARVIN COOPER; STEPMOTHER, PEGGY COOPER; SISTER-IN-LAW, MARGARET HAMBLEN SAVILLE, AND BROTHER-IN-LAW JACKIE HAMBLEN.

MARY JEAN IS SURVIVED BY THREE CHILDREN AND TEN GRANDCHILDREN; SON DANNY THURMAN AND WIFE CINDY OF LEON, IOWA, AND THEIR CHILDREN, STEVEN, SERENA, SETH AND SHAYDON; DAUGHTER, TAMMY STARK AND HUSBAND JOE OF KELLERTON, AND THEIR CHILDREN, LEVI, TEAWNA AND LOGAN; DAUGHTER, TINA VANDERFLUGHT AND HUSBAND MIKE OF KELLERTON AND THEIR CHILDREN, GRAYDON, JOSIE AND WILLOW; BROTHER RICK COOPER AND WIFE RHONDA OF DIAGONAL, IOWA; LIFELONG FRIEND JOHN HAMBLEN OF LEON, IOWA AND MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS AND FRIENDS.

JEANIE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.

SERVICES WERE HELD AT WATSON-ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME IN MOUNT AYR, IOWA ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2009 WITH REV. TERRY ROBERTS OFFICIATING.

CASKET BEARERS WERE: NEIL COOPER, WESLEY COOPER, CURT GARNER, EVERETT CREY AND RICHARD SCOTT. HONORARY PALL BEARERS WERE; STEVEN, SETH AND SHAYDON THURMAN, LEVI AND LOGAN STARK, GRAYDON VANDERFLUGHT, ADAM COOPER AND BLAINE SCOTT.

JEANIE WAS LAID TO REST IN THE MAPLE ROW CEMETERY IN KELLERTON, IOWA.

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