Janet Deeney

Janet Ruth Deeney, 85, of Marion, formerly of Postville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at her home in Marion. Graveside Service was held Sunday, September 25 at Postville City Cemetery in Postville with Pastor Karla Johnson as the officiant.

Janet was born May 1, 1937 in Postville, the only child of Harry L. and Ann E. (Anderson) Overeen. She attended school in Postville and continued her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Upon graduation in 1957, Janet became a kindergarten teacher in Keystone.

She would meet the love of her life, Richard F. Deeney, at the Hiedelberg in Luana in the summer of 1959. They were united in marriage in 1961 and settled and raised a family in Marion. Janet eventually returned to the education community, working as a librarian and media aide specialist for Mentzer Elementary and Marion High School, retiring in 1993.

Janet was a warm and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest pride and joy was her family. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved spending time watching the birds and squirrels in her yard, and never turned down the nightly ice cream bar Richard would pull from the freezer.

Janet is survived by her husband, Richard; four children, Dennis (Bobbie) Deeney of Kansas City, MO, David (Cathy) Deeney of Springville, Denise Deeney of Urbandale and Debra (David) Zwank of Adel; 13 grandchildren, Amanda, Chelsea, Erica, Derek, Dylan, Cailyn, Elizabeth, Nathan, Melissa, Jennifer, Emily, Jakob and Holland; and two great-grandchildren, Caden and Quincy. Janet was preceded in death by her parents.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville assisted the family with arrangements.