Jean Keough Whitten

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  • "To Pam & Family, Sincerest condolences."
    - Geraldine T. Robinson
  • "I am so sorry that I can't be there with all of you to..."
    - Kathy Keough-Patterson
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    - Bill and Alexia Lieber
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JEAN KEOUGH WHITTEN VALPARAISO/ FORMERLY CROWN POINT, IN Jean Keough Whitten, age 89, of Valparaiso, formerly of Crown Point, IN passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009 while surrounded by her family. She was born in Gary, IN on March 11, 1920. The daughter of Thomas and Cora Keough who preceded her in death and baby sister, Corinne. In 1943, she married Forrest Whitten who preceded her in death in 2005. Jean and Forrest raised two loving, independent, mutually, supportive daughters: Mary Pam (Jerry) Gasche of Schererville, Laura (Jim) Blythe of Valparaiso; five grandchildren: Scott (Stacey) Gasche of Crown Point, Shelley (Scott) Neis of Crown Point, Skip Gasche of Cedar Lake, Tom Blythe and Jill Blythe of Valparaiso; four great grandchildren: Hayden and Hyatt Neis, Max and Madilynn Gasche; four brothers: Thomas (late Dorothy) Keough of FL, Jack (Pat) Keough of FL, Deacon Jim Keough and Jackie Hansen of LOFS, Jerry (Phyllis) Keough of Crown Point; many nieces and nephews. Extended family; In 1969, Patricia Bollo Foster was an exchange student from Chili that became and continues to be a very special part of the family. Family friend, Isaac Isaiah was an Egyptian medical student, that Jean and Forrest sponsored during his medical education in the United States. Jean was a graduate of Horace Mann High School and a past President and charter member of Zeta Sigma Sorority, which was started in 1939. Friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 6360 Broadway, Merrillville from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m on July 14, 2009. Prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. from Pruzin Brothers Chapel and 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church with Rev. Jerry Schweitzer officiating. At rest, Calumet Park Cemetery. Memorials preferred to VNA Hospice in Porter County. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at
Published in The Times from July 13 to July 14, 2009