Jean Ellen Meirick
July 31, 1918 ~ September 1, 2008
Jean E. Meirick, Age 90, of New Hampton, IA died on Monday, September 1, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Jean Ellen Meirick was born on July 31, 1918 to John & Maud (Mabry) Mahoney in Elma, IA. Jean graduated from Elma High School in 1934 first in her class. After graduation she worked as a bookkeeper in Atlanta, GA., Jacksonville, FL., and Sarasota, FL. Jean was united in marriage to Francis G. Meirick on September 13, 1939 at Immaculate Conception Rectory in Elma, IA. After her marriage Jean was employed at Peoples Savings Bank in Elma. Later Jean and Francis owned and operated the Elma Locker Plant for 25 years. In 1969 Jean and Francis moved to Keystone Heights, FL. and in 1999 they moved to New Hampton, IA. Jean resided in a nursing home in New Hampton since 2005. Jean enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, playing bridge and spending time with her family. Jean was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Marys Center and Rosary Society. Jean is survived by two daughters Louise (Donn) Harris of New Hampton and Maureen (Bob) Bird of Keystone Heights, FL; one son Michael (Bev) Meirick of West Chicago, IL; six grandchildren John (Lori) Harris, Brian (Stacey) Harris, Michael Meirick, Angela (Mike) Peterson, Amelia Bird and Carson Bird; three great grandchildren Eric, Lauren and Levi; three step grand children Keri (Shane) Schulz, Kelly (Ron) Deverick, and Michael Schieve; four step great grandchildren Madison, John, Katelyn Schulz and Haley Deverick She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis; brother Harrison; three sisters Aleatha, Ena, and Abigail; daughter-in-law Patricia Meirick. Service: Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Holy Family Parish- St. Marys Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt officiating.