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Jean A. States, 86

December 23, 2016
Traer Star-Clipper

Jean Ann States, 86, long time resident of Roseville, MN, passed away peacefully November 21, 2016. Jean was born February 24, 1930 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Verda Messerly of Buckingham, IA and Claude and Marjorie States of Traer, IA. Jean married Duane 'Charlie' States December 2, 1950 and they enjoyed a marriage lasting 66 years. She is survived by husband, Charlie, and their two children and their spouses, Barbara (Lonnie) Sandberg and David (MaryKay) States together with 7 grandchild children and 9 great grandchildren.

Roger Messerly purchased the Buckingham Store in 1944 and the family worked together to create a successful business in their community. Jean attended Traer High School and graduated in 1948.

Jean and Charlie loved to travel and they also spent many winters in Ft. Myers, Florida. Jean was active at her church and her interests included golf, gardening and family. She was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, and proud grandmother. Jean will be greatly missed.



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