Service


Date:

August 23, 2019

Start Time:

11:00 a.m.

Location:

First Christian Church

Address:

611 Clark Avenue

Ames, Iowa 50010

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

August 23, 2019

Start Time:

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:

First Christian Church

Address:

611 Clark Avenue

Ames, Iowa 50010

Isobel Jeanne Bond

August 6, 1923 – August 18, 2019

Isobel Jeanne Bond, 96, left this earthly life on August 18, 2019, at Bethany Life in Story City, Iowa. Jeanne, as she preferred to be called, was born August 6, 1923, to Frank Edward Marchant and Edna Isobel (Bradbury) Marchant in Bradgate, Iowa. She was the second of six children.  She grew up on her family farm where she preferred helping her dad and three brothers with the farm chores rather than working with her mom and two sisters in the house.

Upon graduating from Bradgate High School, she moved to Des Moines, to attend Capitol City Community College (4 Cs) where she trained to become a secretary.  While attending the 4 Cs, she met the love of her life, Raymond Elmer Bond. They were married on February 3, 1944, at Capitol Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Des Moines.  Following the war, they built a home in the Beaverdale area in Des Moines and started their family.  They had one daughter, Darla Rae.

Jeanne worked as a stay-at-home mom until Darla was in 6th grade when she returned to work as church secretary at Capitol Hill Christian Church and worked there for 25 years.  She was very active in her church, serving as a Deaconess, Women’s Group leader, financial secretary, active in the Tuesday sewing group and her Sunday School Class.

Jeanne loved gardening. She and Raymond spent many hours in their beautiful gardens.  In the fall, they canned fresh tomatoes, beans, beet pickles, pears and peaches.

During the summer, the family would camp as they visited the Southwest, the Great Lakes region, Texas, Colorado, and South Dakota, to name a few.  For countless years, they went to the Lake of the Ozarks with their best friends for a week of waterskiing, swimming, boating and fishing.  In 1976, the two families went to the East Coast and visited many historical sites.

In her later years, she and Raymond actively explored their genealogy and met many new friends and distant relatives. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Iowa.

Jeanne was a kind and loving soul.  She was well loved by her family, friends and the caring staff at Bethany Life.  She is survived by her daughter, Darla (James) Ewalt, grandchildren, Michael James (Aubrey) Ewalt, Karen Jeanne (Jacob) LeCount, great grandchildren, Jack William and Nathan James Ewalt and Morgan Nichole and Kyle James LeCount, sisters-in-law Donna Marchant and Kathryn Marchant Cavanaugh and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was proceeded in death by her husband, parents, siblings, Roberta LaVonne (Leonard) Lanus, Frank Junior Marchant, Robert LeRoy (Mary Ellen) Marchant, Betty Lou (Robert) Bradburn and William Lee Marchant and nephews James Lanus and Robert Lanus.

Celebration of Life services will be at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 611 Clark, Ames, Iowa, on August 23 at 11a.m. with a visitation at 10. Burial services will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens cemetery, Des Moines, at 3 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Capitol Hill Christian Church, Des Moines, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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