Mary Jane Pike
Mary Jane Pike, 86, of Des Moines died peacefully at home on Friday, August 29, 2014 with her family by her side, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Services will be 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 3 with visitation from 4 p.m. until service time. Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date.
Mary Jane was born July 27, 1928 to William Thomas and Alice McGowan Thomas and lived most of her life on the east side of Des Moines. She had been a member of the Methodist Church. She worked in the offices of Kemin Industries. Mary Jane will be remembered as a lively, athletic, artistic person who enjoyed many interests.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 68 years, Jim Pike of Des Moines; four children, Nancy (Rick) Elliott, Sally (Terry) Henson and Jim (Sherri) Pike all of Pleasant Hill, and John Pike (Claudia Martin) of Des Moines; six grandchildren, Jay (Paula), Lindsay (Kevin), Mindy (Josh), Adam (Karen), Caleb (Nicole) and Judah; and ten great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Jim and Mary Jane's East 36th Street "Family" for their loving friendship and support.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League.
Iles Funeral Home - Grandview Park Chapel
3211 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317
Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2014