In loving memory of

Jeanette B. Plowman
December 2, 1927 - August 5, 2019

Jeanette B. Plowman, 91, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue, Iowa.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Jeanette on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 5 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation will follow the visitation, and burial will be at the Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, at a later date.

Jeanette Bertha Smothers was born on December 2, 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Oscar and Elsie (Miller) Smothers. She grew up in Dubuque. She married Clyde M. Plowman on December 1, 1973 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Jeanette had worked for Aladdin Dry Cleaners, Loras and Clarke College in the housekeeping department, and for the Mount Caramel Convent in Dubuque, Iowa.
She enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Debbie (Steve) Bodkin of Maquoketa, IA; a sister Esther (Joe) Hunt of TX; 2 grandchildren, Albert (Charlotte) Martin Jr. of Dubuque, IA, and Daniel (Crystal) Martin of Maquoketa, IA; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister Marie Ludovissy and a grandchild Amy Martin.

The family would like to especially thank Barb Dannatt.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jeanette B. Plowman memorial fund has been established.

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Deanna Merrick wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"So very sorry Debbie, another has gained there wings fly high"

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Aug 7, 2019:


Barb Meyer wrote on Aug 7, 2019:

"RIp beautiful angel you have your wings to fly so beautiful an free you will forever hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts an prayers are with all of you "

Korene Shady wrote on Aug 6, 2019:

"Heaven gained another sweet angel fly and free grandma Jeanette love you to the moon and back."