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Jean A. Black, 69

October 18, 2012
Dysart Reporter

Funeral services for Jean Ann Black, 69, of Manchester, Iowa, were held on Saturday, September 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornerstone Community Church in Manchester. Interment was in the Dysart Cemetery. She died at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. She was born on March 12, 1943, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernard and Alice (Libby) Bottemley. Jean was raised by her father and step-mother, Jane, and educated in the Dysart area. She was a 1961 Dysart High School graduate. Jean married Allen B. Trask in 1963, and they later divorced. On March 8, 1991, Jean was united in marriage to Loren Black. Together they lived in the Lake Delhi area. Jean was employed outside of the home and retired in 2001 to help care for her Mom. Jean's hobbies included gardening, boating, light houses, traveling, and the outdoors. She loved her family, her church, friends, and her pets. Survivors include her husband, Loren Black of Manchester; her four children, Juan (Teri) Trask of Roanoke, Ala., Dawn (Kelly) Trask of Des Moines, Troy (Diana) Trask of Wellsburg, and Kelly (Jim) Laurie of Norwalk; three step-children, Carol (Mike) Cox, Julie (Curt) Jensen, and Michelle (Kent) Meyer, all of Cedar Rapids; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and two siblings, David (Tan) Bottemley of Cedar Rapids and Patsy (Merle) Steva of Waterloo. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Jane Bottomley; and a step-son, Doug Black.

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