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Jean P. Secor, 81

September 27, 2011
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Dora Jean ("Jean") Putney Secor, age 81 of Omaha, entered her new life on September 18, 2011. She was born on April 15, 1930 at home in Gladbrook, to Lawrence and Geneva Putney. Jean was the beloved mother of Darcy Secor Juraska (John), Glen Elynn, Ill.; Dr. Mark Richard Secor (Laura), Berea, KY; Richard Eugene Secor , Jr. (Sharon), Omaha, Neb.; and, Dr. Thomas Eldridge Secor (Christina), Harrisburg, S.D. She was also loving grandmother to Andrew, John Scott, Stuart, Neal, Sean, Spencer, Nikolas, Loren and Nathan ; great-grandmother to Jadon, Tevin and Nicholas; sister of Mark Putney, John Putney and Joan Putney Tews (deceased). Jean graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1947. She attended Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri her freshman year and transferred to the University of Iowa, Iowa City, her sophomore year. She graduated in 1956 from the University of Iowa with a BA in Economics. She met Richard Eugene Secor, Sr in 1951 and they were married that same year. Jean had many interests and was a member of several organizations: American Association of University Women, life-member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association, Iowa Archeological Society, Des Moines Lapidary Society, Midwest Paleontology Society, Cedar Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Iowa Geological Society, Blackhawk Gem and Mineral Club, Tama County Historical Society, The Nature Conservancy, a supporter of the National Trust for Historical Preservation, and long-time member of MENSA. Friends are invited to celebrate Jean's life 10:30 am, Saturday, October 15 2011 at the Nature Center at Otter Creek Lake and Park, 2283 Park Road, Toledo. Luncheon immediately following Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 12565 West Center Road, Omaha, Neb., 68144 or Good Samaritan Society, 12856 Deauville Drive, Omaha, Neb. 68137.

 
 

 

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