Jan Carolyn Spath



Jan Carolyn Spath, 84, of Mechanicsville, passed absent on Dec. 24, 2021, at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. There will be a celebration of Jan’s life at a later on day. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.

Jan was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Iowa Town, Iowa, to John Irving and Bertha Mae (Onstott) Cook dinner. She married Richard “Dick” Spath on Oct. 4, 1958, in Chicago at the Fullerton Covenant Presbyterian Church. Richard handed absent on April 5, 2013.

Survivors include a son, John of Austin, Texas daughter, Nancy (Rob) Davis of Stockton, Calif. 3 grandchildren a single wonderful-grandchild and niece, Colette Cook of Cedar Rapids.

Preceding her in death were her mom and dad husband sister, Geraldine “Jeri” Kavanaugh and brother, James “Jim” Prepare dinner.

At a youthful age Jan displayed creative and musical talents that ended up inspired at house and at faculty. She graduated from Mechanicsville Consolidated universities in 1955 and then went on to go to the American Academy of Art in Chicago, followed by Stephens Higher education in Columbia, Mo., the place she graduated with an A.A. degree in trend layout in 1957. Jan labored in numerous capacities associated to the style style sector keeping work in garments layout, newspaper art and style illustrating. Jan was lively in many choirs, chorus’ and took unique pleasure in singing with a Sweet Adenines team in Oregon. Even though in Texas, Jan participated as an newbie ice skater with the “Icebreakers” drill staff, which gained National Championships in 1984 and 1985. Jan appreciated videos, cooking, songs, examining, drawing, sewing, crafts and experienced a distinct gentle place in her coronary heart for cats. She valued the friendship of a exclusive team of superior school pals and on a regular basis shared emails with this team for quite a few years.

Mainly because of Dick’s task, the family members known as lots of elements of the state house including, Tennessee, Maryland, California and Texas. Upon Dicks retirement in 1986, they produced their dwelling on the central Oregon coast near Depoe Bay. Jan returned to Mechanicsville in 2014, exactly where she grew to become an active member of the Mechanicsville Back garden club and the nearby chapter of The Pink Hats Society.

Jan will be remembered for her stylish gown, art and music talents and her gourmand cooking.

Chapman Funeral Property has Jan and her loved ones in their treatment. Memories and condolences may possibly be remaining at www.chapmanfh.com.

By Amalia