Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
OBITUARY - MARY JEAN (COOPER) HAMBLEN
Mary Jean (COOPER) HAMBLEN was born January 11, 1952 to Garvin COOPER & Wilma (SIDDENS) COOPER. She passed away February 6,
2009 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
Mary Jean, better known by those who know her as Jeanie, was married to Butch
THURMAN and out of this union were born 3 beautiful children: Donnie Dee, Danny Dale, and Tammy Lynn. Butch and Jean later
divorced. Jeanie married Bill HAMBLEN 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; step-mother 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 & wife Cindy of Leon and their children
Steven, Serena, Seth, and Shaydon; daughter Tammy STARK & husband Joe of Kellerton and their children Levi, Teawna, and
Logan; daughter Tina VANDERFLUGHT & husband Michael of Kellerton and their children Graydon, Josie, and Willow; brother
Rick COOPER & wife Rhonda of Diagonal; life long friend John HAMBLEN of Leon; many nieces, nephews, loved ones and dear
Jeanie will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr
and burial in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established to the
family to decide later.
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