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1954 Mary 2015

Mary Huntsman Jessen

October 31, 1954 — June 12, 2015

Mary Huntsman Jessen, the daughter of Richard and Norma (Miller) Huntsman, was born October 31, 1954, in Corning, IA. Mary entered eternal rest on June 12, 2015, at her home in Creston, IA., at the age of 60 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
Mary attended Russell High School and graduated with the class of 1973. She later attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, IA. In 1984 Mary married Gary Jessen. The two later divorced. Throughout her life she worked as bank teller, bred and raised Yorkie dogs and most recently bought and sold antiques. She loved her Yorkie dogs “Jazzy and Oxley”. Mary enjoyed painting, crafts, attending auctions, and following politics. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and had a special bond with her granddaughter Adian.
Mary was a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Christina Raskie Jessen, Des Moines, IA., Melissa (Andrew) James, Corning, IA; grandchildren; Adian Bynum, Quintin James, and Jayce Wright; Sisters; Pamela (Lee) Sandy, Chariton, IA., Jacqueline (Mark) Greene, North Carolina, and Jill (Joe) Offenburger, Woodburn, IA.; brothers; Jeffery (Lyndsay) Huntsman, Creston, IA., Christopher Huntsman, Des Moines, IA.. and Timothy (Kathy) Huntsman, Michigan; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents and grandparents.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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