Jean P. Devereaux, 88, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1930 in Creston, Iowa, the daughter of Ronald Earl and Ermal Olive Hudson Phillips. She married Carl “Buck” Devereaux on June 5, 1950 in Corning, Iowa. Buck passed away on Aug. 12, 2011.
Jean worked as a waitress, bookkeeper, and as a police radio dispatcher before retiring in 1995. She was an avid knitter, making sweaters and afghans for friends, family, fundraisers, and football fans. She followed news and events of the towns she lived in over the years and was still taking the Adams County Free Press after moving away from the area over 51 years ago. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Devereaux, Pattie (Rick) Singley both of Bloomfield, Donna (Nick) Copeland of Keosauqua, Iowa; three sons, Glenn (Joyce) Devereaux, Bill Devereaux both of Clinton, Iowa, Jim (Sheila) Devereaux of Charles City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Phillips of Corning, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary (Bill) Anderson; infant grandson, Justin Singley; sister, Nan Strein; and an infant brother, Richard Phillips.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with family will be present to greet friends from 2-4 p.m. No funeral is scheduled and burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date at the Bloomfield South Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library and to the Bloomfield Care Center Activity Fund. Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.