Jean Hepker

Jean I. Hepker, age 74, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Marengo, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2024, at Arbor Court Nursing Home in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral service: 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2024, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Roy Libby officiating. Burial will be at Dunkard Cemetery in Toddville, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., until service time at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2024. In lieu of flowers memorials may be contributed to the American Diabetes Association for diabetic research.

Jean is survived by her daughter Tonya (Joe) Campbell-Golding, of TN; two grandchildren Melanie Campbell, of FL and Gabriel Whaley, of Mt. Pleasant; two sisters Ellen (Dave) Ewing, of NC and Janice (Jim) Hoylman, of Webster.

She is preceded in death by her parents Warren and Virginia; two sisters LaVonne Hinkle and Carol Jean Hepker, in infancy; and a brother Kenneth Hepker.

Jean Irene Hepker was born August 10, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Warren and Virginia Lee Hepker. She graduated from Iowa Valley High School in 1968. Jean was united in marriage to Donald Campbell and to this union Tonya was born. The couple later divorced.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Marengo until she moved to Iowa City.  Jean loved being an active member of the church, helping with mission projects and teaching Sunday school. Jean worked at Oral B and also provided childcare in her home for many years until she moved to Chatham Oaks in Iowa City. Jean enjoyed working on activity books, reading, doing word searches, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. She moved to Arbor Court Nursing Home in  Mt. Pleasant where she liked to contribute to the activities there and also attended Wellspring Evangelical Free Church.

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