Jan Carolyn Spath | The Gazette

Jan Carolyn Spath | The Gazette

Jan Carolyn Spath



Jan Carolyn Spath, 84, of Mechanicsville, handed away on Dec. 24, 2021, at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Clinic in Cedar Rapids. There will be a celebration of Jan’s life at a later on date. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.

Jan was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, to John Irving and Bertha Mae (Onstott) Cook dinner. She married Richard “Dick” Spath on Oct. 4, 1958, in Chicago at the Fullerton Covenant Presbyterian Church. Richard passed away on April 5, 2013.

Survivors include things like a son, John of Austin, Texas daughter, Nancy (Rob) Davis of Stockton, Calif. three grandchildren a person wonderful-grandchild and niece, Colette Cook of Cedar Rapids.

Preceding her in demise have been her dad and mom partner sister, Geraldine “Jeri” Kavanaugh and brother, James “Jim” Cook dinner.

At a younger age Jan displayed artistic and musical skills that had been encouraged at dwelling and at university. She graduated from Mechanicsville Consolidated faculties in 1955 and then went on to show up at the American Academy of Artwork in Chicago, followed by Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., where she graduated with an A.A. degree in fashion design in 1957. Jan worked in different capacities relevant to the trend style marketplace keeping jobs in outfits design and style, newspaper art and fashion illustrating. Jan was energetic in several choirs, chorus’ and took certain enjoyment in singing with a Sweet Adenines group in Oregon. Though in Texas, Jan participated as an amateur ice skater with the “Icebreakers” drill team, which gained Nationwide Championships in 1984 and 1985. Jan enjoyed movies, cooking, new music, studying, drawing, stitching, crafts and had a certain soft location in her heart for cats. She valued the friendship of a distinctive group of substantial faculty close friends and regularly shared email messages with this group for quite a few years.

Because of Dick’s position, the family called quite a few parts of the region home together with, Tennessee, Maryland, California and Texas. Upon Dicks retirement in 1986, they manufactured their residence on the central Oregon coast close to Depoe Bay. Jan returned to Mechanicsville in 2014, in which she turned an active member of the Mechanicsville Back garden club and the regional chapter of The Crimson Hats Modern society.

Jan will be remembered for her stylish dress, art and songs abilities and her gourmet cooking.

Chapman Funeral Household has Jan and her family in their treatment. Recollections and condolences might be left at www.chapmanfh.com.