Jean S. Roberts
1923 - 2020
Berry Funeral Home
106 W. Wright Ave
Shepherd, MI
Jean S. Roberts; age 97 of Mt. Pleasant passed away Monday, August 31, 2020 at Mission Point of Greenville nursing home. Jean was born July 3, 1923 and raised by Ben and Blanche Roberts on a family farm in Iowa. Jean loved the outdoors and being in the woods. She enjoyed hunting and cutting wood. She was an avid reader and loved animals, especially her dogs. Jean had a Masters degree and taught at Kalamazoo and Comstock Public Schools. She later was a counselor at Reed City Public Schools and also ran the business J & J Leather for 15 years with her life partner Janet Bush of 41 years. Jean was also an accomplished musician. Jean is survived by her wife Janet Bush; 3 nieces Barbara Hillebrand, Peggy (Gary) Freese, and JoAnn (Craig) Anderson; and nephew Ben (Sue) Roberts all of Iowa. Jean is preceded by both her parents; brothers Lyle and Arlo Roberts; and twin sisters JoAnn Tarrant and JoMary Smith. There will be a memorial service on Friday, September 4 at 11 a.m. at Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd. The service will also be livestreamed on the Berry Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials can be made on behalf of Jean to the Central Michigan Free Methodist Church.
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Published by Morning Sun from Sep. 1 to Sep. 2, 2020.
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Things won't be the same without Jean. She was such a character! You never had to wonder where you stood with her but she loved my cousin and had a truly good heart. She will be missed.
Kathy Darnell
September 3, 2020
Aunt Jean. What a lady. I remember when I was 15 and just learning to drive. Jean had a old Model A automobile. She let me drive it and bet me I could not shift the gear with out grinding them. I did. She still owes me a milkshake. She also could not wait for me to arrive at family gatherings so she could tell me her latest off color joke. They were always good. Janet and Jean were at a gun show in Des Moines one time. We went to see them. As we were watching, both of them were carrying a large amount of money. They were not young ladies at the time. I ask Jean if she was uncomfortable carrying that much cash. She said as she pull her gun from her back pocket “ Oh Ben, they might take it, but they won’t keep it”.
Rest In Peace.
Ben Roberts
September 3, 2020
a loved one
September 3, 2020
We enjoyed Jeans company at the Judges Bench for early coffee, breakfast and conversation. Sorry for her loss, thankful to have had her aquantace.
Nancy & Larry Gott
September 2, 2020
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