Jean Perry

Jean Perry, the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Sandburg) Holler, was born October 21, 1920 at Lake City, Iowa. She passed from this life December 11, 2018 at the Heritage at Twin Creeks Assisted Living Center in Allen, Texas. She lived a full life to the age of 98 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Jean Holler attended and graduated from the Lohrville High School in 1937 and then attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa where she studied for her teaching career. She began teaching in and around the Lohrville, Lake City and Lanesboro area. Jean taught for several years in a one room school house. Most of her teaching was in the Lohrville elementary school program where she taught for over 23 years.
On June 5, 1947, Jean Holler was united in marriage to Dean Perry at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. A son, Donald, was born to this union. After their marriage, they farmed near Lohrville and Jean taught school. They retired in 1984 and moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas where they spent a lot of time on the golf course and playing bridge. In 1998, they moved to Cyprus Village in Jacksonville, Florida to be closer to their son and grandkids. After Dean passed away in 1999, Jean remained in Jacksonville close to her son. She moved to Birmingham, Alabama when Don relocated in his career and then again to Dallas, Texas. During the time from Jacksonville, Birmingham and finally to Dallas, Jean would always find a group of ladies at the retirement centers and start up bridge games.
Jean was a member of the Lohrville and Belle Vista United Methodist Church. She was a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a Past Matron and took part in Grand Chapter. She was also an assistant Mother Advisor to Rainbow Girls.
Jean will be lovingly remembered by her son, Don and his wife, Judy, of Allen, Texas, grandchildren; Heather Perry and Kenton Perry, great-grandsons; Parker, Ashton and Jackson, nieces and nephews; Carol (Ric) Jurgens, Dick (Bonnie) Gaffney, Keith (Pam) Gaffney and Janet (Dan) McCarthy, many grandnieces and nephews and special friend, Carole Turner-Record. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, husband, sisters; Inez Bott and Faye Gaffney and a brother, Ralph Holler.
A celebration of Jean’s life was held, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the Lohrville United Methodist Church with Pastor Lorinda Hoover officiating. Burial was made in the Lake City Cemetery. Musical selections at the service were “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art” with Nila Spencer as organist.
Casket bearers were Eugene Morris, Ric Jurgens, Kenton Perry, Keith Gaffney, Dick Gaffney and Kriss Lightner.

4 thoughts on “Jean Perry

  1. Martha Boner Parker

    Don, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s death. Mick and I send you our sympathy. We are down in the Rio Grande Valley for the winter.
    Mick and Marty Parker

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