CLASS OF 1949

MAY 5, 1931 - JULY 1, 2015

Frances Geraldine “Jeri” Dickey, 84, Grinnell, Iowa, died July 1, 2015, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell.

Jeri was born May 5, 1931, in Osawatomie, the daughter of Francis and Alta Cartwright Schiefelbusch. She was raised in Osawatomie and was a 1949 graduate of Osawatomie High School.

On Nov. 26, 1949, she was united in marriage with LaVerne Dickey in Osawatomie, where the couple continued to make their home.

Her husband worked for the railroad, and she kept busy being a stay-at-home mom and raising her family. The couple lived in Overland Park for several years and later Olathe. They moved to Seeland Park in Grinnell in 2002.

Jeri was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osawatomie and active in the church choir. She was a talented artist, musician and cook. She held a passion for collecting Barbie dolls.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Jon Lacina.

Survivors include her husband, LaVerne of Grinnell; two daughters, Francene Coons (David) of Raleigh, N.C., and Alesia Lacina (Tom) of Grinnell; and one grandson, Joe Lacina of Grinnell.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home, 1103 Broad St., Grinnell, Iowa. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Frances “Jeri” Dickey Memorial Fund.



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