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Jane Buck

Isabelle Jane (Wheelen) Buck was born November 28, 1938 and passed away October 30, 2016 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr due to complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Jane was born on their farmstead north of Mount Ayr to Emeral and Florence (Herbert) Wheelen. Florence passed away 8 days following Jane's birth, so she was raised by her father, grandmother, Grace Wheelen, Uncle Earl and Maxine Wheelen.

Graduating from Mount Ayr High School in 1957, Jane married Charles Braby. They lived on her family farm in Maloy where they raised 6 children, and she was active with farm operations. They later divorced.

Jane married Roland Buck on December 31, 1988. They took up residence in Mount Ayr, where she was involved in church, played the piano, and was active in the community.

Izzy, as only son, Curt, could get away with calling her, had a great sense of humor and passed that along to her 6 children. You had to have a great sense of humor to raise 6 kids!

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Roland kept Jane at home, and cared for her, as long as he could before placing her in Clearview Home on July 7, 2014.

Survivors include her husband Roland Buck; children Curt (Denise) Braby, Cary (Debbie) Braby, Carme (Todd) Lilienthal, Craig (Kathi) Braby, Casey Braby, and Cami Braby and special friend Bill Walters. Step-children include Robert (Sue) Buck, Melody (David) Brokaw, Marjory (Merle) Comer, Ann (David) Hughes, and numerous grandkids and great grandkids.

Preceding her in death were her father, Emeral Wheelen; mother Florence Wheelen; uncle Earl Wheelen; and aunt and uncle Laverne and Maxine Worthington.

Memorials are to HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services: 11:00 am ~ Thurs, Nov 3, 2016
Armstrong Funeral Home
Officiating: Randy Drake
Open Visitation: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wed, Nov 2
Family Present: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wed, Nov 2
Armstong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Burial: Platteville Cemetery - (at a later date)
Memorials: HCI Care Services in Mt Ayr - and-
Alzheimer's Association

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Curt, ,Carrie, Carme, ,Craig, ,Casey, and Cami , I was so sad to learn of your mom's passing. Aunt Jane has always had a special place in my heart, she had a wonderful laugh and a kind soul, she also meant a lot to my mom! If you focus on all of the good memories that you have, and know that she made a positive impact on many throughout her lifetime you will get through this very difficult time. My sympathies to all of you and your families. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, LeaAnn

LeaAnn (Greimann) Carlson Nov 4 2016 12:00 AM

Curt and family: Wishing you, your siblings, and family comfort and peace in the warmth of wonderful memories. ~Steve and Kristy Quinn

Steve and Kristy Quinn Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

We share your grief over Jane's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29.

Jim & Donna Adams Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

Curt,Cary,Carme,Craig,Casey ,Cami and families So sorry about your mom. I have so many memories of her from back in our good ole Maloy days. I spent a lot of time at your house and your mom was always so much fun. Loved her laughter as it seemed she had a lot of it. I know you all have great memories of her as well. Hold those memories close to help you get through the difficult times. She is at peace and watching over each and every one of you and is so proud of you all and your families. Thoughts and prayers to all.

Colleen Minnick Nov 1 2016 12:00 AM