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Jennifer Coen


Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 9:59 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 10:52 a.m. CDT

Jennifer Anne Coen, 41, of Creston died Monday, February 3, 2014 at her home in Creston.

Mass of Christian Burial Services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, February 6, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Creston. Father Kenneth Halbur, Jr. will officiate. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open Visitation will be from 1:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 5th at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Association. On-line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Jennifer Anne Coen, the daughter of Mike and Kate Coen, was born on September 28, 1972 in Spencer, Iowa. Jennifer was baptized and was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Jennifer was active in whatever was going on: all the sports; horseback riding; school musicals and school plays; and playing the flute. But dance was her true love. Jennifer never met a stranger.

Left to cherish Jennifer’s memory are her parents, Mike and Kate Coen, Creston; her brothers:  Brian (Katie) Coen, Johnston, IA; and John (Jacque) Coen, West Des Moines, IA; her grandmother Dora Coen, Creston; her nieces and nephews:  Jack, Brooklyn, Charlie, Hudson, Addie, and Maddox; her aunts: Connie (Dennis) Purdum, Creston; Julee Cruise and husband Edward Grinnan, New York, NY; and Meg (Clarke) McGrath, Harlan, IA; her uncles: Dan (Connie) Coen, Creston; Craig (Linda) Coen, Oskaloosa, IA; Bruce (Diane) Coen, Helena, MT; Chris (Cindy) Coen; Indianola, IA; and Tony (Kay) Cruise, Omaha, NE.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents: Jack and Wilma Cruise; her grandfather, John Coen; her sister, Jill Coen on February 27, 1986; her uncle, Mick Cruise; and her cousin, Benjamin McGrath.

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