JEAN LANE FOOTE - CORNWALL - Jean Lane Foote, 85, of Cornwall passed away March 23, 2013, in the Addison Respite Care Home (ARCH) in Middlebury. Jean was born on Feb. 22, 1928, the only child of Earl and Grace Lane. She graduated from Middlebury High School and earned her RN at Rutland Hospital. As a Registered Nurse, she worked at Porter Hospital until she started her family. In 1949, she married Winfield E. Foote, Jr., who predeceased her in 1977. She continued using her nursing skills throughout her life to help neighbors and friends in their time of need. In later years, she also provided childcare for neighbors, having a very special friend in Sarah Dalton. She was very proud to be a farmer and lived on the same dairy farm for nearly 85 years. She leaves her children, Charles (Claudette) and their daughter, Jessica; Cheryl (Edwin) Ettinger and their children, Erica and Amber; Candace (Edwin) Thornton and their children, Lane (Brianna) and Caitlin. She was predeceased by a son, Calvin, in 1960. Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to ARCH at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Mar. 27, 2013