Jean Louise (Cork) Nye
April 5, 1937 - April 4, 2020
Jean L. Nye, age 82, passed away peacefully in her home on the evening of April 4th after battling cancer.
She was born in Rochester, MI on April 5, 1937 to Herbert and Elizabeth (Jane Cash) Cork. Jean was predeceased by her parents, sister Joan (Cork) White Matheson, her children Steven (Bridget) Adams, Becky Adams and daughter-in-law Kimberley (Steve) Adams. She is survived by her loving husband David Nye, siblings Herbert (Patricia) Cork, Janet Cork (dec. May 15th 2020) and Michael (Julie) Cork, children Robert (Patricia) Adams, Paul (Alice) Adams, Tracy (Lisa) Adams, and stepdaughters Brenda (Jack) Jewell, and Kristine (Kevin) Hollenbeck.
Jean was most proud of her 17 grandchildren, who affectionately called her "Grandma Jean", Derek (dec. June 10th 2020) (Alaina), Jacqueline, Rebecca (Matt), Kristin (Patrick), Meghan, Douglas, Jessica (Adam), Erica (Colin), Alyssa, Joshua, Paul, Justin (Eliza), Sara (Rob), Alicia (Nick), Kameron (Sara), Kolten and Kassidy. She has 19 great grandchildren with more on the way (since her passing four more beautiful great grandchildren have been born).
Jean, raised in Madison Heights, MI, was the 1952 Madison High School Homecoming Queen. She married James Adams of Hazel Park, MI in 1953 with whom she had five children. She married David Nye of Frankfort, MI in 1973. Jean and Dave have been married for 47 years. During that time, they lived in Frankfort, MI and wintered in Okeechobee, FL. They traveled all over the Eastern U.S., her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren, fishing and traveling with Dave. As her grandchildren grew up and had children of their own, she had a whole new batch of great grandkids. She was able to entertain and play with the children right up until her last month of life. In her younger grandma days, she would have as many grandkids as possible come to Frankfort and stay with her. Every child was welcome for summer fun at the beach. They wintered in Florida and opened their house to all visitors (especially those with kids) to enjoy the Florida sunshine and fishing.
Jean had a special relationship with all children, no matter which generation or family they came from. She adored them all and was adored by them all. She was "that favorite grandma". Each child's face would light up at the mere mention of "Grandma Jean". She loved to sew, crochet, knit, cook and enjoyed canning. She shared her gifts with everyone, while making everything she did look easy. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was one in a million! A beautiful angel to us all.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Jowett Family Funeral Home. The family will be receiving friends and family one hour prior, at 10:00AM. Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Home.
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Published by Benzie County Record Patriot on Jun. 17, 2021.