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Death Notices

December 13, 2010

C. Jerry Price

CENTERVILLE — C. Jerry Price, 74, of Burlington, died at 7:37 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born July 12, 1936, in Iowa City, he was the son of Vern and Zylpha Ferguson Price. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married Margot "Ticky" Buss in Omaha, Neb. She died July 1, 2007.

Jerry was an entrepreneur and was involved in many businesses.

He was a 1954 graduate of Centerville High School. In 1958 he graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a degree in history.

He was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and helped with youth club meals. He was also a member of many, many bridge clubs, Order of the Arrow and Boy Scouts, where he was a leader, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 579, and B.H.S. Booster Club. He was an Iowa Hawkeyes fan, and enjoyed dancing, playing cards and listening to country western music.

Survivors include five sons, Bill (Joanie) Price of Burlington, Russ (Lisa) Price of Muscatine, Andy (Alyssa) Price of Muscatine, Jobe (Jennifer) Price of North Liberty and Jeremy (Erika) Price of Burlington; three daughters, Jo (Thomas) Clayton of Burlington, Liz (Tony) Rich of Burlington and Ann (Steve) Ralfs of Durant; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his special friend, Mary Saye of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has been accorded.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church.

The memorial service for Mr. Price will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Debra L. Kinney and Bill Price officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Friends of Scouting and his grandchildren's education.

The Hass-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Jerry's obituary at

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