Jane Parsons

Obituary of Jane Parsons

Funeral services for Jane Parsons, age 87, of Gilbert, Arizona formerly of Spirit Lake, will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Jane Anne Parsons, the daughter of Charlie and Adele (Johnson) Collins, was born on December 19th, 1933, in Humboldt, Iowa.

Growing up, Jane attended school in Humboldt. She was a cheerleader at Humboldt High School and graduated in 1950. She then went on to study at Iowa Teachers College.

On October 20, 1957, Jane was married to John R. Parsons Jr. in Humboldt. The couple was blessed with three sons: John III, Steve, and Dan.

Throughout her life, Jane has lived in Humboldt, Des Moines, Estherville, Spirit Lake and Florida. She has lived at her cottage on Big Spirit since 1975.

In her free time, Jane enjoyed hosting family and friends, painting, golfing and traveling.

Jane passed away August 21, 2021 at BeeHive Homes Assisted Living in Gilbert, Arizona. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her three sons: John, Steve, and Dan; her four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Adele Collins; siblings: Leonard, Glenn, Roger, Ray, and Betty Lou; husband, John Parsons Jr.; and great-grandson, Brenan.