Jean M. Chenoweth
1927 - 2019
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Jean M. Chenoweth

Lafayette - Jean M. Chenoweth, 91, of Lafayette, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Anthony Health Care. She was born August 13, 1927, in Evansville to the late Seth and Lillian Ellis Largent.

Jean graduated from Nurses Training at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and had worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Elizabeth and Home Hospitals in Lafayette.

On June 4, 1949, she married Howard Chenoweth in Indianapolis and he preceded her in death on December 23, 1988.

Jean was a long-time member of St. Mary Cathedral. She had been a member of St. Mary Choir and Tippi Chorus. Jean loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children Sally A. (Curt) Lindsey of Noblesville, Michael A. (Melody) Chenoweth of Frankfort, Linda C. (Michael) Kennedy of Marina Del Rey, CA, Terry J. (Michael) Simons of Peoria, AZ, Mary E. (Mark Lorell) Chenoweth of Los Angeles, CA, Rita M. (Dave) Peterson of New Port Richey, FL, Amy L. (Terry) Trader of Yemassee, SC, 17 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister Shirley Lamberson.

Visitation will be from 12:30 pm until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 pm on Friday at St. Mary Cathedral, 1207 Columbia Street, Lafayette, Father Dominic Petan officiating. Interment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Cathedral in Jean's memory. You may sign the guest book, leave memories and photos at

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Published in Journal & Courier on Jun. 13, 2019.
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July 5, 2019
Jean was a lovely lady. I met her in the Legion of Mary. She was an inspiration to all of us. I am sorry to hear of her passing.
Jayne Flynn
June 22, 2019
I, too, worked with this wonderful nurse, mentor and friend for many years at our old Home Hospital here in Lafayette. She seemed to always be compassionate and maintained control and yet had a soft spot for the neediest patient on the unit. She truly answered the "nurse" calling. She will be very much missed. Please tell Amy I wanted most to speak to her, but was able to talk to Sally, Michael and Mary. Your mother was so very proud of ALL of you, as her many stories of you often told us. Carolyn Kuespert, RN...also an Indianapolis Methodist Graduate. I agree with Annette Korty. We all worked together......
Carolyn Kuespert
June 14, 2019
To the family of Jean,
I worked with your Mother/Grandmother many years ago, at Home Hospital. She truly answered the Lords calling, to be a nurse!! She was a very compassionate and competent nurse; a real pleasure to know and work with!

The field of nursing has another guardian angel,
Annette Korty
Annette Korty
June 14, 2019
Our sincere condolences during this difficult time. Please know that you can always call us if you need anything.
Theresa Topham
June 13, 2019
Jean and I were both graduates of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing graduates. I enjoyed getting to know her when she joined Tippi Chorus. Sending prayers and condolences to the family.
Sande Martin
June 13, 2019
I used to work with Jean at Home Hospital, Jean was an excellent nurse, and good person. I am so sorry for your loss
Patricia Fitzwater
June 13, 2019
I regret that I am on vacation and will miss both the visitation and the funeral Mass. I very much enjoyed serving your Mother's needs in my Elderlaw practice, and visiting her at Rosewalk Commons, before my retirement.
I remember one visit during which she rather confidently and serenely predicted her repose before the end of the year. Her deep faith had brought her to a place where she did not fear death.
May God especially bless Sally and Melody, the kin who most faithfully were involved with her care (in my experience).
Remember, O Lord, Your handmaiden, Jean, who has fallen asleep in the hope of the Resurrection!
Roger Bennett
June 12, 2019
So very sorry to hear.
Sue (Crum) McGee
June 12, 2019
Sally & Curt, I am so sorry to hear o
Of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Love from. Cindy Schmidt & Mike Sharp
Cindy Schmidt
June 11, 2019
I can remember the big family reunions we had. So much fun.
Toni Taylor
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