Jean Elizabeth Frush
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. - Saturday, January 12, 2019 at American Lutheran Church, Jesup, IA, with Pastor Kristen Carr-Rod, officiant, assisted by Katherine Rodriguez. Music was provided by Cassandra and Brian Gorman, Micala Andreassen, Kendra Elwood and Carrie Frerichs. Burial was at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup. Pall bearers were, Terry Frush, Chad Frush, Nick Hoendervoogt, Scott Hoendervoogt, Austin Frush, Ryan Frush and Tyler Frush.
Visitation was from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, at White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA. Visitation continued for an hour before services Saturday at the church. Memorials will be directed to the church and other organizations. Online condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com. White Funeral Home, Jesup, was in charge of arrangements.
Jean Elizabeth Palmer was born August 3, 1927, outside of La Porte City, IA, in rural Benton County; the daughter of Verian Cato Palmer and Bessie Isabelle (Rowe) Palmer. She graduated high school in La Porte City with the class of 1944 and then attended Gates Business College in Waterloo, IA. On October 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to Lloyd “Bus” George Frush, at the First United Methodist Church in La Porte City, IA. They made their home outside of Jesup where they farmed and raised their family. After a short time in Tripoli, IA, they moved back to the Jesup area before moving to town in 1969. Lloyd preceded her in death on March 25,1997.
Jean was very active in her family and her community. She enjoyed going to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildrens’ activities and was always there to help them in any way she could. She drove a school bus for 15 years in the Jesup School District, coordinated the Meals on Wheels program, and cooked at Thompson’s Cafe for a number of years. She loved to bake, especially cookies. Jean also liked to play cards and was a member of different card clubs, playing Pepper and 500. She was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Jesup, where she volunteered much of her time.
Jean is survived by four sons, Kurt (LouAnn) Frush, Craig (Marilyn) Frush, Doug (Ruth) Frush, all of Jesup, IA, and Brent (Sharon) Frush of Colorado Springs, CO; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy (Harold) Huck of La Porte City, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd Frush; one granddaughter, Kristy Frush; and two brothers, Glenn Palmer and Robert Palmer.