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Mary Jean "Jean" Harper Cate
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1927
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 2010
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Mary Jean Harper Cate
Born in Des Moines on Jan. 24, 1927
Departed on Jul. 21, 2010 and resided in Des Moines, IA.

Visitation: Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010
Service: Monday, Jul. 26, 2010
Cemetery: Private

Mary Jean Harper Cate, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on July 21, 2010. She was born in Des Moines on January 24, 1927 to James Elmer and Ethel Angeline Harper.

Jean was a life-long resident of Des Moines. She graduated from East High School. Jean married Frank Taylor Cate in Des Moines on January 4, 1946.

Jean was a homemaker until her husband passed in 1975. She then returned to school, earning an Associate in Arts degree from DMACC in Human Services. Following her education she worked at Charter Community Hospital until her retirement.

Jean was a member of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ since 1947. She served various organizations as a volunteer for many years. Jean enjoyed reading, travel, needlepoint, and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Boston Red Sox fan.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday July 26 at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll, Des Moines, IA . Private burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday July 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home, 2121 Grand Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ or the Des Moines Public Library Foundation, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: K
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
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Mary Jean Jean <i>Harper</i> Cate
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Mary Jean Jean <i>Harper</i> Cate
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God bless you forever Jean. From a 1948 East High School graduate.
- Beverly Smith Harker
 Added: Aug. 5, 2010

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