Jack Lee Rhone, age 84 of Colfax, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Colfax United Methodist Church, the Colfax Senior Center or the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The son of Vessie E. & Esther A. (Beals) Rhone, Jack was born on April 26, 1934 in Des Moines. On August 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Marilyn J. Thompson at the Methodist Church in Colfax. Jack worked for the State of Iowa in Maintenance for 20 + years. He was a 60+ year member of the Colfax United Methodist Church, active in 4H, the Grange, Kiwanis, the Colfax Historical Society and the Blue Grass Association (SPBGMA). A life time resident of Colfax, Jack enjoyed wood carving, making jewelry, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting and blue grass music. His family was the most important thing in his life. He especially enjoyed attending all of his kids, grand kids and great grandkids sports events, even though he was not a sports fan.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marilyn; his children, Robert & Nancy (Stevens) Rhone, Donna & Jon Harvey, Joyce & Mike Castell, and Patti & LeRoy Hanna; grandchildren, Gina &Justin Teed, Jeremy & Chrystal (Parks) Rhone, Dave & Jeannie (Smith) Rhone, Faye Davis, Brandon Davis, Aaron & Jessica (Harvey) Post and Jonathan Harvey; 15 great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Janet (John) Gunsaulus and Donna Thompson. Preceding Jack in death were his parents, parents-in-law, and a brother-in-law, Ron Thompson.
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Jack was a good friend during our time at the rural elementary school and at Colfax High School. My prayers go out for Marilyn and all the family. Love in Christ! Bob Sally
My condolences to the family for the dear loss of Jack. May you find the strength and peace of mind God can provide to carry you through this difficult time. -Philippians 4:6,7.
As a friend of Donna Rhone Harvey, I have had the opportunity to hear about the life of Jack. Donna has shared the wonderful experiences of growing up in a fun loving, hard working, compassionate family.
Donna's professionalism and friendship reflects growing up in a household with guidance, support, and one providing the foundation for setting goals for a productive future. The greatest compliment parents can receive is to have successful children that make positive contributions to the lives of other individuals. Donna is an example of such contributions on the local, state, and federal levels
.Even though having a loved one departing this life creates a void in our everyday living, Jack left many wonderful memories for those who knew and loved him. His interest in and joy he experienced from attending sports events, family gatherings and camping, and the many contributions he made to the community leaves a legacy that exemplifies a life well lived.
You Can't remember your dad without that smile. It would just light everyone else up. Sorry for your loss Prayers to all of you.
So sorry to learn of this! My deepest sympathy to you all! Nancy Webb
So sorry for you loss. Jack was such a great guy and so friendly. Prayers to all..
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