Mary Frances Jack, 91, of Oelwein, passed from this life on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. and one hour before services on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Hazleton.
Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.
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Mary was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of James E. and Ayleen (Farmer) Scheibe. She graduated from Central High School of Little Rock in 1942, with a class of 505. Mary was employed by the Union Bank of Little Rock until she was united in marriage to Darwin Jack on Nov. 11, 1944. Mary moved to Marion, Iowa, in 1945 while Darwin was away in the military. After Darwin returned home, they moved to Iowa City, where they lived during his college years. After he graduated in 1951, they moved to Oelwein.
Mary was a stay-at-home mother where she raised their three boys, Edward, Leslie and Timothy. She was also very active in the Cub Scouts as the boys grew up. Mary enjoyed golf, playing bridge and camping. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, singing in the church choir, and a member of Chapter CL, P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Mary is survived by her husband, Darwin; two sons, Edward D. Jack of Boone and Timothy (Diane) Jack of Cedar Rapids; a daughter-in-law, Debra Jack of Mechanicsville; six grandchildren, Amanda Jack Yarges, Adam Jack, Lukas Jack, Tyler Jack, Jeremy Bunn and Christopher Jack; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Yarges and Maggie Mae Yarges; nieces, Susan (Dan) Hill, Jennifer (Donald) Hayes and Stephanie (Michael Berry) Jack; and a nephew, James (Gloria) Jack.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Jack (2000); a brother, James E. Scheibe; and her parents, James and Ayleen.
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016