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Jean Keefe Beavers

June 20, 1923 — April 12, 2024

Mount Pleasant

Catherine Jean Scott Keefe Beavers, 100, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, April 12, 2024, at Park Place Elder Living in Mount Pleasant.

Jean was born June 20, 1923, in Mount Pleasant, the daughter of Leo and Mary Alice (Burns) Scott. On August 24, 1949, Jean was united in marriage to T.W. “Bill” Keefe. He passed away in December 1970. In 1981, Jean was united in marriage to Max Beavers. She worked at the Henry County Mental Health Center for many years, retiring in 1997. Jean was a devoted member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and active in her community.

Jean is survived by her children: James Keefe of Kyle, Texas, Elaine Keefe Brown of Iowa City, Dennis Keefe of Iowa City, Teresa Keefe O’Meara of Traer. Also surviving are step children: Ron Beavers, Rick Beavers, Randy Beavers, Kathy Aicher, Kim Steffes, Rob Beavers, Kerry Luko, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, infant daughter Joan, son-in-law David Brown, two brothers Mark and Francis Scott, and five sisters Winifred Hunting, Ruth Fern, Anna Lee Scott and infant twins, Martha and Alice.


Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory where the family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant. Burial will be at a later date in the St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Mount Pleasant Public Library and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice. The Olson-Powell Chapel and Crematory is caring for Jean and her family.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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