Mamye Jean English, 84, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 at the Anamosa Care Center.

A memorial service is being planned for Spring 2021.

Mamye Jean Perry was born March 19, 1936 to Carl Albert and Beryl Pauline (Baily) Perry in Linn County. She attended schools in Anamosa and graduated from Anamosa High School in 1954. She married William “Bill” Matthew English, Jr. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Anamosa, June 16, 1956.

Mamye was a mother and homemaker. She also worked for several years for Congregate Meals of Anamosa. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crocheting and crossword puzzles.

Mamye is survived by her children: William Matthew “Matt” English, Anamosa, Mary (Roger Beers) English, Cedar Rapids, Mike (Ronna) English, Anamosa and Mark (Jordanna) English, Cedar Rapids’ grandchildren: Kasey, Samantha, William Matthew “Matthew” English IV, Curtis, Ashton, Thomas, Martin, Natalie, Christopher, Joshua, Alicia and Jordan; great-grandchildren Laney, Paige, Oliver, Allison, Isabelle, Deacon, Lydia, Sophie, Julian, Axel, Leah and Asher.

She was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Matthew English, Jr., her parents, her stepfather Clifford Phelps and her brother Charles Perry.

Condolence messages can be sent to The English Family, 207 East 1st Street, Anamosa, IA 52205. You may also share thoughts, memories and condolences by visiting

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