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“So sorry to learn of Jeanne's passing. I had been calling and stopping by since my father passed away. She was such a good friend to him and to me....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sarah Ehlers Summers - IA

“A gentle soul with a giant intellect has been lost to us. Jeanne was such a great neighborhood mom. She made us feel so at home in her house when...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dave Linder - Manson, IA

“One of the most beautiful women I have ever had a chance to meet. She exuded grace, integrity and charm. She was so much fun and I loved listening...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Helen Turner - Grimes, IA

“Greg and I had the pleasure of knowing Jean as she was the grandmother of our daughter-in-law. She was an amazing lady! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Greg and Sandy Weisheipl - FL

“I remember when Jeanne got her ipad: it was a whole new world and way to share about those grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was gracious,...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jessica Wietzke

“A wonderful neighbor and friend in Glenstone Village. A great occasional bridge partner and always a smile and a friendly word. We will miss her...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Doug/Carolyn Drake - Surprise, AZ

“Offering my sincere condolences to the Family, may you find comfort from the encouraging words found at 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: JT

“I will always treasure my memories of this amazing lady. And, she was definitely a lady. Loved our coffee time together when I was cleaning her house...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Petrone - Ogden, IA

“We will all miss Jeanne here at Glenstone Village . I enjoyed talking with her, she so reminded me of my Grandmother . So sorry for your loss, but...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Darcy Rice - Grimes, IA

“Words can't express how much I thought of Jeanne. Our many visits were filled with stories and pictures of her family. Although I share your loss,...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bev Boyd - Friend

“My sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May the many memories you shared with her and the words at John 11:43-44 comfort you...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

Jeanne D. Blyth passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 at The Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center. She was 94.

Jeanne was born Jeanne Denison Wilson on September 11, 1923 to Charles and Emma Wilson in Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She moved from town to town frequently with her family while growing up and then graduated high school at Ogden, Iowa in 1940. Jeanne then attended Drake University for two years before transferring to the University of Iowa where she majored in elementary education and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors in 1945. She married Paul B. Blyth, also an Ogden high school graduate, on May 5, 1945 in Greenbelt, MD, near Fort Meade, where Paul was stationed in the army. She took her first teaching job there while Paul was stationed overseas in Japan. The couple then moved back to Ogden where Jeanne taught first grade and she and Paul raised their family. Jeanne lived in Ogden for over fifty-five years until 2006 when she moved to Glenstone Village in Grimes, Iowa.

Everyone who knew Jeanne would know her to be compassionate, caring, considerate, generous and thoughtful, always caring about other's well-being before her own. She eagerly gave back to her community, serving as treasurer of the Ogden library for years, listening to elementary students in Ogden and Grimes read to her, tutoring students in English as a second language and volunteering and serving at church in various capacities. Her family will always remember her as being ever so supportive, concerned and proud. Jeanne's eyes would light up whenever she had a chance to be with any of her four grandchildren or six great-grandchildren.

Jeanne is survived by her two sons, Tom (and Kate) Blyth of Lake of the Ozarks, MO and John (and Mary) Blyth of Clive, IA, four grandchildren, Sarah (Nick) Britton, Anne (Chad) Wearmouth, Alison (Mark) Weisheipl and Nick Blyth, and her six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, her parents, and a brother and sister.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Grimes in Grimes, Iowa, at 10:30 am on March 29, 2018. Rev. Jessica Wietzke will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. A graveside burial service will be held at 1:00 at Glenwood Cemetery, Ogden, Iowa. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church of Grimes or for designation to the Jeanne Blyth Scholarship of the Ogden Community Scholarship Foundation.