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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, February 11, 2017
11-12 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

Service:

Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:00 pm
Graveside Service
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 NE 60th Ave.
Des Moines

Disposition:

Burial

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Jean Rae Chance

Des Moines

Jean Rae Chance, 77, passed away on February 7, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines after a long battle with COPD. She was born in Des Moines, on May 17, 1939 to Dean and Della Pierce.

Jean graduated from North High School and worked in the accounting department at Days Inn for many years. She enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, working in her yard and bowling with her bowling league. She was a true homebody.

Jean is survived by her children, Jeff (Amy) Chance, Mark Chance and Angie (Doug) Lee; grandchildren, James (Kourtney) Chance, Jason Chance, Kyle, Adam, Dakota and Austin Lee; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Chloe, Mia and Cayden; sister, Bev Mardis; a host of other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Bob Mardis; and husband, Gary Allensworth.

Visitation will be held from 11 – 12 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines with a graveside service to begin at 12 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.