Jean A. Stuart, the daughter of Hiram Burton and Bessie Lillian (Bogard) Brown, was born Aug. 17, 1924.
A memorial service for Jean will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, conducted by Chaplain Nick Yancey, Hospice of the Midwest. Burial will be at the Newton Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Nelson Manor Activity Fund, in Jean’s name. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30 p.m. Friday until service time, at the funeral home.
Jean died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Nelson Manor in Newton. She was 95 years old. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; a son in infancy, Lee O’Brian; a brother, Raymond Brown; sister, Phyllis Breneman; son-in-law, Morris Van Baale; and grandson-in-law, Todd Rhoden.
Those left to honor Jean’s memory include a daughter, Patricia Joyce Van Baale of Newton; sons, Evan Keith (Jill) Stuart of Lenexa, Kan., and Dale James Stuart (Barb Woodard) of Des Moines; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be made to pencefh.com.