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Jean-Marie (Lawless) Gorham, 64, died at her home on February 13, 2019.

She was born on December 19, 1954, to Patrick and Eleanor (Hyde) Lawless in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

 She attended and graduated from the Catholic School in Pittsburg. After high school, she waitressed at various restaurants in the Carolinas. Jean-Marie married Robert Gorham on June 29, 1990, in Logan, Iowa.

Jean-Marie loved truck driving and traveling the country with Robert. She cherished being a grandma. She also enjoyed thrift shopping at the Goodwill and watching TV.

Jean-Marie was preceded in death by her parents and son, Timothy Gorham on July 16, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Robert Gorham of Woodbine, Iowa; daughter, Kristine Miller of Woodbine; daughter-in-law, Kelly Steffen of Sierra Vista, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Hayley, Erika and Vaeda Miller, Andria and Aleshia Gorham, Alaina Jacobsen, Timothy Gorham, Evan Straight, Seth Gruver and Leah Beard; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Kuhlman; and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of the Christian Burial was held at 2:30 p.m. on February 15, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine, Iowa. The officiating clergy was Rev. Joel McNeil.

The organist was Mary Kay Eby. Jean-Marie’s pall bearers were Doty Brunow, Adriel King, Johnny King, Larry Shafer, Clark Smith and Ted Tharp. Her final resting place is at the Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of arrangements.