Jane Colony

Jane Colony

1932 - 2019

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Obituary of Jane Colony

M. Jane Colony, age 87, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Bird House, Johnson County Home for Hospice. 

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery west of Tiffin.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Sunday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to any of the following charities that were very dear to Jane.

Children’s  cancer research c/o Holden Cancer Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Bird House – Johnson County Home for Hospice, Iowa City Hospice, or Grace United  Methodist Church in Tiffin. To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

Mildred Jane Brown was born May 21, 1932, in rural Johnson County, Iowa the daughter of Paul C. and Mary Elizabeth (Hrdliska) Brown.  Following graduation from Iowa City City High School in 1950, she married Carl Kyte Colony on April 10, 1951.  The couple farmed, Jane had worked at Younkers, for the Tiffin Schools as a cook, owned and operated along with her girls the “Aunt Jane’s Dairy Kitchen in Coralville, and for over 20 years worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Jane enjoyed the simple things in life, the beauty of their farm, taking day trips in the car with Carl, going out to eat with family and friends (best not be in a hurry!) her patience in her paintings, of course ice cream, but most near and dear to her heart was her dear loving family.

Her family includes her four daughter, Cathy and Thomas Bunnell, Beverly and Stephen Seat, Barbara and Jim Tandy, and Cyndi and Stephen Mick; 8 grandchildren, Tina Regier, Tom (Kim) Tandy, Ashley Seat, John (Jami) Tandy, Angela (Danny) Miller, Julia (Jason) Bulechek, Valerie (Dan) Aguilera, Natalie (Colton) Wears; 13 Great Grandchildren, Drew, Jackson, Trevor, Delaney, Alayna, Paxon, Audrey, Gia, Tyler, Phoenix, Toby, Tristan, and Harper and her furry friends her dogs, CJ & Kiba.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Carl; siblings, Dick Brown, Bill Brown, Frances Stimmel, Florence Louvar, Betty Louvar; infant sister, Peggy; and her dog, Jack.



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Monday, June 17, 2019
Grace United Methodist Church
300 West Marengo Road
Tiffin, Iowa, United States
(319) 545-2281


Oak Hill Cemetery - Tiffin
Highway 6
Tiffin, Iowa, United States