In Memory of Jean Page

Jean Page
Jean Page
Born: September 5, 1928
Died: November 9, 2018
Age: 90
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Jean Page
September 5, 1928 - November 9, 2018
From: Nevada, IA

Jean L. Page, age 90, of Nevada, Iowa, died Friday, November 9, 2018, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, with Pastor Doug Benda officiating.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to services.  Burial will follow in Story Memorial Gardens, Ames. 

Born September 5, 1928, in Havana, North Dakota, Jean L. Page was one of ten children born to Ivan Ralph and Clara Emma (Ziebell) Cook.  The family moved from California to Iowa during World War II, and Jean graduated from Nevada High School.

On December 19, 1947, she married Fred L. Page.  They were blessed with two sons, Bruce and Pat.  Jean worked for a time at Donnelley Marketing, and later was employed by the DOT in Ames.  She retired after 37 years of service. 

Jean’s interests included shopping, watching CNN, and crocheting, as well as the company of family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Connie) Page, and Pat (LuAnn) Page, all of Nevada; five grandchildren, Timothea Page, Antonia (Mike) Harding, Jocelyn (Jerry) Banda, Melissa (Lance) Kuhlmann, and Matt Page; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph (Judy) Cook of Ankeny, and Rex (Iris) Cook of Lisbon; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Ervan, Franklin, and Gary Cook; and four sisters, Gela Sothhard, Dorothy Benda, Betty Nelson, and Barbara Ball.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Jean and her family.


Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:49 PM
“My dear aunt, friend and confidante life will be much different now. I've felt lost since you left but I know you are no longer in pain and for that I'm greatful. I'll never forget all the great times we shared and how we concluded if only we could run the world it would be a better place concerning politics, lol. I never got to tell you everything I wanted to and how I wish I would have stayed longer the last time I saw you. I wanted to thank you for being such a great loving person in my life and how you helped me be a better person. I know you know i loved you but I will miss telling you. I will keep in touch with Bruce and Pat for you. Rest now and be at peace. ”
- Ann Atkinson
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:04 AM
“Condolences sent to Jean's family.
She was Truly a Wonderful Lady in many respects. Peace.”
- Pollyann Grady
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“My forever Love Jean from your youngest brother Rex. I will never forget the times that I stayed with you on the farm in Madrid. I have been blessed with the greatest sisters especially Jean. ”
- Rex Cook
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“My sweet sweet Jean I love you so much. I will miss u too pieces. ”
- Danyel
Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM
“Bruce, Connie, Pat, LuAnn, and family,

My heartfelt sympathies to each of you on your mom, grandma, and sister's passing.

What a beautiful photo of Jean; she always looked like a million buck! Her hair was perfect; well-dressed, and she had such a wonderful, caring personality.

When I started my job as the Ames RME secretary 12.16.73, she was off with her cancer. When she returned, I got to know this terrific woman who became my friend. Everyone gathered at her desk to visit when she was so busy. But she wouldn't scoot any of them out of her office; couldn't say NO!!

Jean, Lois, and I learned how to operate a pc back then around 1985-86; we belly-laughed every day while we were teaching and learning from one another; 1 pc for 2 offices to share! UFFDA/oh my goodness big time!

RIP Jean; you'll be with Fred/family/friends again.

When you are missing her the most, put on a video/cd you have of her. Great hearing her voice/laughter and watching her mannerisms/gestures.”
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11:00 a.m.
Thurs., November 15, 2018
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Pastor Doug Benda


One hour prior to services
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Story Memorial Gardens
Ames, IA