Jeri Ann Grant, 80, of Le Mars, formerly of Remsen, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Remsen. The Rev. Craig Miller will officiate the 10 a.m. service. Burial will be in Remsen City Cemetery.
Visitation will resume today from 8:30 a.m.
Casket bearers will include Bill Grant, Aaron Grant, Kevin Mulvey, Rochelle Tentinger, James George and Karla Prichard.
Mrs. Grant, the daughter of Verl "Barney" and Daisy (Woolwine) Bryant, was born Dec. 17, 1926 in Des Moines. She was raised in Jefferson and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1944. She then attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
On Feb. 24, 1946, she married Duane "Dewey" Grant in Jefferson, where they made their home. In 1947, they moved to Remsen where they operated Dewey's Variety Store form the mid 1950s until 1965. They moved to Spencer and returned to Remsen in 1973.
Jeri Ann Grant was the librarian at the Remsen Public Library from March 1973 until Sept. 11, 1996, and served as the librarian at Remsen Union Public School for nine years. She moved to Le Mars in 1999 and had been a resident of Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars since April 2006.
Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Michael Grant, a brother, Donald Verl Bryant, and her husband, Dewey Grant.
Jeri Ann Grant is survived by: a daughter, Teri Ann Mason, and her husband, Dr. Craig Mason, of Kailua, Hawaii; a son, William Grant and his wife, Diane Grant, of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter-in-law Renee Grant Mulvey and her husband, Kevin Mulvey, of Altoona; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Judy Grant of Houston, Texas; brother-in-law Robert Grant of Hot Springs, Ark.; other friends and relatives.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Evangelical Church or the Remsen Public Library.
Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.