Jeanne A. Stiles

  • Born: November 3, 1945
  • Died: November 16, 2015
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeanne A. Stiles, 70, of Coralville, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lantern Park Specialty Care.

A gathering for family and friends to remember and celebrate Jeanne's life will take place Friday, December 4th from 4-6 p.m. at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Memorials in her memory may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Johnson County (NAMI).

Jeanne Ann Stiles was born November 3, 1945, in Staten Island, New York; daughter of Jesse H. and Lucille R. (Driscoll) Stiles. She earned her Bachelor's from Stony Brook University, and went on to obtain her Master's in Special Education from the University of Hawaii. While in Hawaii she enjoyed teaching, and later in her career, spent a majority of her time substituting where she could. Over the last 25 years, Iowa City had been home to Jeanne; prior to that she had resided in California and Hawaii.

She will be remembered as a very compassionate, caring and forgiving woman, who had a passion for local volunteer work and helping where ever there was a need. She had a strong love for music, especially her classic rock and enjoyed sharing her witty sense of humor with those around her. Even in her recent battle with breast cancer, Jeanne always had a concern for others; while at her chemo treatments, she would go out of her way to share her concern of those around her and do what she could to make their day a little better.

Jeanne's family includes her son, Jesse Ebersole and his wife, Michele of Hilo, HI; grandchildren, Jamie and Mari Ebersole; siblings, Jim Stiles (Marge) of E. Quogue, NY, Sean Stiles (Cathy) of Lake Grove, NY, Bradford Stiles (Tricia) of Iowa City, IA, David Stiles (Michelle) of Smithtown, NY and Patty Stiles (Wayne) of Vero Beach, FL, she will also be missed by many nieces and nephews and numerous extended family members as well as her dear friends, including, Mary Lou Lesser of Alexandria, VA, Donna Stiles of Honaunau, HI, Claudia Posphisal of Iowa City and the Goodwin family of Coralville.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I will miss Jeannie very much. She was just like a sister to me. I 've known Jeannie for over 25 years thru life's " ups and downs." We had so much fun together with our crazy sense of humors. Love of our pets we lost, she Macaroni and Dax and me Tabby and Chico.Also certain music and songs will remind me of her! There will be a empty spot in my heart and she will be greatly missed.

Posted by Claudia Pospishil - Iowa City, IA - Good friend   November 18, 2015

I was so honored to get a glimpse into Jeanne's life as her Hospice volunteer
Yes we laughed out loud on many occasions but also had serious discussions about education today and the world in general. Wonderful, intelligent woman full of love !

Posted by Sarah Sobocinski - Coralville, IA - Hospice Volunteer   November 18, 2015


so sorry to here of jennys passing she was a caring and loving person i will miss going over and visiting her when i was over at my moms the goodwins she could allways make me laugh. ( your freind allways jenny!) kim

Posted by kim schlabach - hills, IA - freind   November 18, 2015

I delivered Meals to Jeanne for several years; she was always so pleasant and cheerful even during her illness. I always enjoyed our short time together.

Posted by Marilyn Gaffey - Iowa City, IA   November 18, 2015

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