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Margaret “Jean” Collyer

Posted December 12, 2014 in Obituaries, Urbandale
Margaret (Jean) Collyer, 91, died on Tuesday, December 9. 2014, at Karen Acres Health Care Center in Urbandale. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Des Moines, where the family will receive

Margaret "Jean" Collyer

Margaret “Jean” Collyer

friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Jean was born on July 30, 1923, in Des Moines to John (Jack) and Loretta (Sullivan) Collyer. Some of her jobs included work at the Air Force Academy in Colorado and locally as a bookkeeper at Traviss Audio and Video. She led a very active life until Alzheimer’s struck about a decade ago.

Jean is survived by her nieces, Bernadine (John) Travers of West Des Moines, and Rose Connolly of Adel, and her nephew, Barney Connolly of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Loretta (Sullivan) and John (Jack) Collier, and by her sisters, Frances Lalor and Mary Ellen Connolly.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, 50266 or to Karen Acres Health Care Center, 3650 Elm Drive in Urbandale, 50322. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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