Jeanne Elizabeth (McGinn) Collison
JEANNE ELIZABETH (MCGINN) COLLISON Left this life to be with our Savior Jesus Christ on August 2 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was surrounded with love by her immediate family. Jeanne was born on May 25, 1947 in Gagetown, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University and the University of Michigan and received a BBA and an MBA from the University of Delaware. Jeanne and her family moved to Hawai'i in 1983, where they lived for 23 years. Jeanne taught at Chaminade University and the University of Hawai'i, earning a graduate certificate in elementary education from the University of Hawai'i. She also worked at Maililand Transitional Homeless Shelter in Nanakuli. She and husband Fred moved to Liberty, MO in 2006 where Jeanne enjoyed spending lots of time with her granddaughter. She was very involved in volunteer work lectoring at mass, doing taxes for the AARP/IRS programs, and with Girl Scouts. She (and Fred) also volunteered for a number of years at Bryce Canyon National Park. Jeanne was also blessed to be made an honorary member of her son-in-law's family, the Grelingers. They became ohana and were a major part of her life in Missouri. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, all of her grandparents, father-in-law and brother-in-law. She is survived by husband Fred, daughter Beth, son-in-law Tom, granddaughter Malia, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousins, niece, and nephew. Her memorial service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO on Friday, August 14. Thank you also to all the many family and friends that have kept our family in their thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Rita's (Nanakuli, HI) Catholic Church building fund or the Mary Kay Cancer Foundation. A more extended obituary may be found at jeannecollison.blogspot.com. You may share a message with Jeanne's family or sign an on-line guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.
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