Jean Bayers of Jamaica passed on to her next life March 11, 2016. She was born to Aratus and Marjorie Senter on a farm near Jamaica, Iowa, Aug. 14, 1923. Jean was 92.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Richland Township Cemetery in Guthrie County.
Jean graduated from Jamaica High School in 1941.
She married Richard Bayers in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 17, 1943.
When Richard returned from the Pacific after World War II, they began farming in Jamaica, Dawson and Bagley. They retired from farming in 1984 and moved into Jamaica.
Jean was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jamaica and a charter member of the Paul Johnson Post Legion auxiliary.
In January 2009, Jean moved to Altus, Okla., to live with her son, Jim, and wife, Kathy.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; brother, Keith Senter; and infant granddaughter, Jenny Bayers.
Jean is survived by her two sons, Jim (Kathy) Bayers of Altus, Okla., and John (Shirley) Bayers of Cypress, Texas; four grandchildren, Amy (Ron) Cargulia of Freehold, N.J., Deena (Greg) Schrein of Savannah, Ga., Damon (Heather) Bayers of Fort Worth, Texas, and Erin Smith of Waukee; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Root and his staff, Kay Stewart and the Tamarack Assisted Living Staff, and Jackson County Hospice for their untiring dedication and love to our mother.
Services will be under the direction of Hastings Funeral Home of Perry. www.hastingsminburncomm.net