Jean Lincoln
May 19, 1942 - March 1, 2015

Jean Rae Lincoln, 72, of Oelwein died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein. Services for Jean will be at 10:30 AM on Friday March 6, 2015 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 3-7 PM on Thursday March 5, 2015 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein and one hour before services at the church on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, Mercy Living Plus and CurePSP (Progressive supranuclear palsy).  To leave a condolence, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

Jean was born on May 19, 1942 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, the daughter of Raymond “Pete” Meyer and Ethel Mae (Butler) Meyer. During her high school years she met William “Bill” Lincoln and on August 16, 1964 at Grace United Methodist Church they were united in marriage.     

Jean graduated from Oelwein High School in 1960, continued her education at UNI in Cedar Falls where she graduated with a BA in Home Economics and Music. She taught home economics at McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids, and Williams Junior High in Davenport before returning to Oelwein where she taught Music in Maynard and substituted for the Oelwein Community Schools. In 1967 Jean and Bill joined the family business at Meyer Lincoln True Value Hardware and eventually became the owners. They worked there for forty years before retiring in 2007.

As an active citizen of the Oelwein community, she was a member and past president of the Tuesday Tourist Club, a member of PEO Chapter CL, McDowell Club, a fifty-year member of Eastern Star Chapter 45, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Renewal Group and an Ambassador of Oelwein Chamber of Commerce for ten years.

Jean is survived by her husband Bill of Oelwein; her daughter Beth (Jeff) Conrey of Waterloo; her son Brett (Ann) Lincoln of Fountain Hills, AZ; five grandchildren: Sam, Rachel and Noah Lincoln and Lincoln and Lauren Conrey; her sister Joan Duea of Cedar Falls; her brother-in-law James (Mary) Lincoln of Oelwein; and her sister-in-law Jackie Euans of Oelwein; five nieces: Jill (Jeff) Bergman, Joy (Kendall) Palmer,Tammy (Marty) Stasi , Jona Schlosser, and Pam Euans; five nephews: Doug (Tisha) Lincoln, Brian (Stacey) Lincoln, Pat (Jean) Lincoln, Steve Euans and Jeff Euans; and her uncle Ed Meyer of Oelwein.

She was preceded in death by her parents Pete and Ethel; her brother-in-law Jerry Duea; and her nephew Randy Euans.  

 

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Dave Poggenklass on April 1, 2015 at 7:47 PM said:

Bill,
I did not know until today that Jean had passed. I am sorry for your loss.
I know that you have been a wonderful caregiver to her and you will miss her very much. Please know that you and family are in my prayers.
Dave Poggenklass
Guttenberg, Ia.
David Mulder on March 10, 2015 at 6:51 AM said:

Bill: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jean was a marvelous person and an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
Don & Charlotte Bergman on March 6, 2015 at 1:55 PM said:

Bill, sincere sympathy to you and your family. Cherish the many good memories of Jean.
Mike & Mary Gaffney on March 6, 2015 at 1:53 AM said:

Our deepest condolences to Bill and the family of Jean. She was a very wonderful lady I always loved to visit with. Be very proud of her involvement in the Oelwein community*She was a great leader for the town.We will talk with you soon Bill. God Bless you to have the strength going forward
Joe Stasi family on March 5, 2015 at 6:33 PM said:

Our deepest condolences.
Joe and Tara Stasi
Sheryl & Dick/Dalene Gosse & family on March 5, 2015 at 12:52 PM said:

Bill, family & Joan: Jean you are at peace now as our new angel in heaven. We always enjoyed our visits at the store with you and Bill, at your mom's or MLP. Our mom thought alot of you as you both shared conversations at MLP, now in heaven. We continue to think of you daily forever. We pray for you and your family and love you forever in our hearts. Cherish the good times, always be close with Joan and your family.
Gene and Eleanor Hill on March 4, 2015 at 8:45 PM said:

Bill, Gene and I join our hearts with you in your sorrow, but rejoice with you that Jean is with the Lord. We were blessed reading her obituary and learning what a full life she had and how involved she was with the business and community.Jean was a beautiful lady with a wonderful personality.

We sent a memorial to Cure PSP and pray that one day there will be a cure.

Our love and prayers for your wonderful family.

Your cousin Gene and wife Eleanor
Dave & Kris Peters on March 4, 2015 at 1:54 PM said:

Jeff, Beth, Lincoln, & Lauren-
So sorry to hear about your mom. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You!
Dave & Kris
Jim and Jeannine Becker on March 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM said:

Bill,
We mourn with you your family's loss. Jean was a good wife, mother and grandmother. We pray you will find comfort, peace and joy in your wonderful family. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Jim and Jeannine
Tom & Loretta Conrey on March 3, 2015 at 1:10 PM said:

Sorry for your lost . Thoughts and prayers to you and your family .
Kurt, Donelle, Seth and Cole Johnson on March 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM said:

Brett, Ann and family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
J'Andrea Kolsto Gibney on March 3, 2015 at 8:52 AM said:

Wanted the entire family to know I was thinking of them.
Always enjoyed our talks when I came to the store. We
shared the love of music and family.
Karen Wilharm on March 3, 2015 at 7:05 AM said:

Brett and all of the family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family was such a staple for the city of Oelwein. Prayers and thoughts.
Mike Lorenz on March 3, 2015 at 6:06 AM said:

Bill, Brett, Beth and family,

I am sorry to hear of Jean's passing. You have our condolences, and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Barb Lorenz
Susan (Gosse) Leibold on March 2, 2015 at 10:25 PM said:

Bill, Brett & family - Everytime we needed a gift, we went to your store to pick something practical out. We went there for a lot of other things, of course, but I always remember Jean being there, being helpful and being so nice. You have my sympathies.
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