Beverly “Jayne” Lenehan, 84, of Waterloo, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.
Jayne was born March 22, 1934, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Murray and Lyle (Burroughs) Gallaher. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1953. On August 22, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” J. Lenehan at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. Jayne worked at Rath Packing Company for 17 years, Kurtts Jack and Jill for 15 years, and then ran daycare out of their home in Waterloo for several years.
Jayne was a longtime member of Queen of Peace Church in Waterloo. She enjoyed playing cards, especially 500. Her greatest joy came while spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially around Easter time.
Jayne is survived by her husband, Bob, one son, Mike (Mona) Lenehan of Denver, four daughters, Kim Widdel of Waterloo, Cheri (Rick) Smedley of Waterloo, Julie (Larry Welch) Cerwinske of Mason City and Karen Lenehan of Waterloo, 16 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Leola Lenehan of Waterloo. She is preceded in death by her parents, mother and father in law, one grandson, Nathan Picht and two brothers, Murray Gallaher and Dennis Jacobs.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Queen of Peace Church in Waterloo. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for an hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements. 319-984-5379
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