Anna Jean Halter, 86

Anna Jean Halter, 86, passed away Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, at her home in Newton. Funeral services for Anna were Wednesday, July 2, at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton.

Jean was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Russell, the daughter of Tom McDonald and Hazel (Duckwarth) McDonald. She attended rural country school.

In 1947, Jean was united in marriage with Wilbur Blaine Halter in Baxter. She was employed by the local school district in food service, retiring in 1989. She devoted her life to her husband and family, and was a long time member of the Bible Missionary Church. She enjoyed her family, outdoors, her garden, and cooking for her family, neighbors, and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wilbur on Aug. 30, 2010; and two brothers: Clell and Frank McDonald.

Those left to honor Jean’s memory include daughters: Linda (Earl) James of Lynnville, Joyce (Joe) Behrens and Mary (Dennis) Sloan, all of Newton; son David (Bev) Halter of Des Moines; six grandchildren; 14 great-grand-children; a sister Donna (James) Schnieder, and a brother Robert (Karen) McDonald, all of Chariton; and her best friend, Libby the dog.


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