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Jean Birchmier

Written by on May 4, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Birchmier, 75, of Cantril will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 9 at St. John’s Church in Memphis with the Rev. Simeon Etonu officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Troy (IA) Cemetery.

Jean Birchmier died Monday, May 1, at the MercyOne Medial Center in Des Moines.

A rosary will be said, prior to the funeral Mass, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John.

Memorials are suggested to the Milton Heritage Society or St. John’s Church and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Mrs. Birchmier is survived by her husband, Ernie, of the home; daughter Mary and husband Allen Huff of Bondurant, IA; four brothers; two sisters and three grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to the family of Jean Birchmier by signing the guestbook at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.