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Dianne Connelly, 85 of Des Moines (formerly of Greenfield)

Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the services at the cemetery.  

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends one hour prior to services at the church. 

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Dianne Connelly memorial fund to be established by the family.

Patricia Dianne Connelly was born June 1, 1934, the daughter of Clarence and Marguerite Pearson in Ottumwa, Iowa. She passed away peacefully June 24, 2019 at the University Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Des Moines, Iowa, at the age of 85.

Dianne was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa and graduated from high school there. She was united in marriage to Jack Connelly on September 2, 1961. She was retired from Northwestern Bell where she was a switch board operator. Dianne was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jim Pearson.

She is survived by her husband Jack Connelly, sons Christopher Connelly, Robert “Bob” Connelly and his wife Deana; William “Bill” Connelly, Brett Connelly and his wife Lori; daughter Rebecca “Becky” Swisher and Randy; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.



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