June 02, 1929 – October 24, 2014
Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson, 85, came to rest on October 24, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Visitation Catholic Church, 1271 E 9th St, Des Moines. A visitation with rosary will be held 5-7 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Merle Hay Funeral Home.
Mary Ann was born to Clara Croat McElwee and Anthony McElwee in St. Mary’s, Iowa on June 2, 1929. She was the oldest of five children. She attended Lincoln High School. She was a proud Alumni of the class of 1946.
Mary Ann worked several jobs, come included: Younkers, Norpel Accounting and Armstrong Tire and Rubber.
She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church. She was a Lay Carmelite. The Catholic Church was her life and her strength.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; her parents; her sister, Jeanie Stapes and her brother, Phillip McElwee.
Mary Ann is survived by her children, Jeannie Millett, Deb Reser, Tim and Joseph Jackson; her grandchildren, Tammi (Jason) Howell, Sara and Jim Tasler, Brian (Andrea) Reser, Curtis (Amanda) Jackson, and Jody (William) Tunberg; and four great grandchildren, Mason and Katelyn Reser, Konrad and Loralei Tasler; her sister, Bernice (Gary) Dalbey; her brother, Arthur McElwee; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a wide, wide circle of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for distribution at a later date.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net