Jeaninne S. Phelps

Jeaninne Shirley Phelps, 77,  of Colesburg,  died at the Finley Hospital in Dubuque on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Private family graveside service were conducted by Pastor Mike Jackson.

Interment was Oak  Hill Cemetery, Colesburg.

Jeaninne was born on Nov. 11, 1935, in rural Colesburg, the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Smith) Schenke. Jeaninne was raised and educated in the area and was a 1954 Colesburg High School graduate.

Jeaninne was united in marriage to Lowell Phelps on Sept. 2, 1955, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Together they resided at Colesburg.  Jeaninne was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, gardening, and doing crafts.

Survivors include her husband, Lowell Phelps of Colesburg; brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Lillian Handke of Guttenberg, Wallace Hill of Waukegan, Ill., Lenny (Janet) Phelps of Colesburg, and Lila (Ronald) Bushaw of Plant City, Fla.

Jeaninne was preceded in death by her parents; her mother and father-in-law, Merton and Bertha Phelps; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lyle and Dorothy Phelps, Leland and Vivian Phelps, Clarence Handke, and Lois Hill.

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