New London - Shelvey Jean "Jeanne" Lyons passed gently away at home on Jan. 5, 2013, in the presence of God and family.
Born in Jackson, Ky., on March, 16, 1937, to Golden Marie Brewer and Alfred Sterling Howse. She lived most of her life in New London and was a bartender at Ernie's Cafe for 35 years until her retirement at age 70.
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Ann Little of Denver, Colo.; her son, William Arthur Little of Edinboro, Pa.; and her sister, Batina Lee Babcock of Tucson, Ariz. She is also survived byher grandchildren, Stephanie Soothworth of Virginia; Mick Little and Theodora Little of Pennsylvania.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Ernie's Cafe.