Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


March 1, 2013

Jean Spaur

Jean Marie Spaur

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

Jean was born Feb. 21, 1930, to Rodney and Hazel (Lee) Phillips in Hamilton. She married Bill Spaur on Sept. 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, Ill., 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 were Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Bussey Methodist Church in Bussey, with Pastor Dale Schoening officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery north of Bussey.

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

Condolences may be left for the family at

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