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Jacqueline Edwards

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jacqueline Edwards, age 79, of Schaller, died Oct. 27, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, following a long illness.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Schaller. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacqueline was born on July 17, 1932 to Pierre and Suzanne (Bourdeless) LaMache in Cherbourg, France. As a young child Jacqueline was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith, in which she continued to practice throughout her life. Jacqueline received her education while growing up in France.

After World War II, Jacqueline was married, bringing her to the United States. On July 22, 1978 she was united in marriage to Duane Edwards in Schaller.

Jacqueline was a homemaker and worked for many years before retiring in September of 2008. She was active in the church and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Jacqueline enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially gardening. She took great pride in entertaining other people as a hostess and cooking for them. Jacqueline was a talented artist and often spent time painting. Her family was very important to her and she cherished all times she was able to spend with them. Jacqueline will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Duane Edwards of Schaller; her children: Anitta (Tony) Spenner of Des Moines; Valerie (Kim) Nuyen of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Christopher (Cathy) Shell of Kalamazoo, Mich.; step-children: Ken (Karen) Edwards of Hillsboro, Ore.; and Terrie (Bill) May of Sterling, Colo.; grandchildren: Rachel Aherns; Stephanie (Daniel) Licht; Brian (Carmen) Spenner; Lindsay Nuyen; Craig Nuyen; Tyler Shell; Sydney Shell; Cade (Shauna) Edwards; Jared (Kara) Edwards; Micah (Jamie) Edwards; Wyatt (Kathleen) Edwards; and Tiffany (Aaron) Storch; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Pierrette Franquet of California; extended family and many friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents; son Daniel Shell; sister, Suzanne McClure; and brother, Eugene LaMache.