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Jean Tierney Foster (1934-2017) - Albia Newspapers: Obituaries

Jean Tierney Foster (1934-2017)

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Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:55 am

Jean Ann Tierney Foster died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery.

Jean was born Nov. 2, 1934 to William and Marie (Barron) Tierney. She grew up in Melrose along with three brothers on the family farm. Jean graduated from Melrose High School and went on to work for the West Des Moines School District at Valley High School as an office administrator until her retirement. She loved her home in West Des Moines and her community of friends at the senior center. Jean very much enjoyed her travels with her family to South Carolina, Minnesota and Colorado.

Jean is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Foster of West Des Moines; three daughters, Claudette (Don) Brandt of Washburn, Joan (Howell) Clyborne of Campobello, S.C., and Paula Foster of Estes Park, Colo.; and one granddaughter, Ann Marie of Campobello, S.C. She was preceeded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Don, Robert and Vince Tierney.

The family would like memorials to be directed to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, 200 Trinity Ave., Melrose, Ia. 52569.

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