My Pulse News

Mena, Arkansas, News covering Polk County and the surrounding area

Jean Marie Maranell

Jean Marie Maranell, age 89, of Mena, Arkansas, died Monday, November 27, 2023, at Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Texas. She was born on Monday, April 9, 1934, to Percy Parks and Georgia Parks in Sheldon, Iowa.

Jean was raised in Sheldon along with her siblings, Winifred, Don, Margie and Wilma. The family moved to Harris, Iowa, where she attended Harris high school until she was married in 1950 to Chuck Maranell.
The newly married couple moved to Mena, Arkansas, where they lived until 1953, at which time they moved back to Milford, Iowa. She lived happily in Milford raising her children, enjoying her many friends and being the number one fan of a band, The Rhythm Tones, whose lead singer was her husband, Chuck. She worked for 35 years for Berkley & Co in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and retired in 1995 to move back to Mena. Jean was an avid reader and a lover of Country Western and Classical music.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Charles “Chuck” Nicholas Maranell.

Jean is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Nicholas and Jody Maranell of Estherville, Iowa, and Jim and Nikki Maranell of Farmer’s Branch, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Robert Brevik of Arnolds Park, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Gabriel Maranell, Jennifer Perkins, Shane Brevik, Shoni Brevik, Shilo Brevik, Jess Maranell, and Brogan Maranell; sisters, Winifred Adam’s and Margie Sikma and spouse, Harold; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena, Arkansas, with Father Joseph Shantiraj as celebrant. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Online Guestbook:

About Author

Share This Post