Jean Howry, 83, of Clinton, IL passed away 10:10 A.M. November 11, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Celebration of Life services will be 4 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to FCC Neighborhood Care Center Food Bank.
Jean was born December 18, 1934 in Friendship, New York, the daughter of William and Argie (Calhoun) Jandrew. She married Darwin “Dob” Howry March 25, 1956 in Vernal, Utah. He passed away June 29, 2012.
Survivors include her children, Kelly Howry, Clinton, IL, Karen (Stuart) Campbell, Cary, NC, Kay (Tim) Bostwick, Hendersonville, TN, Koni (Ken) Lovett, Clinton, IL; 12 grandchildren, Travis, Kelsey, Allie, Jordan, Connor, Spencer, Tyler, Taysha, Tanner, Reese, Sadie, Betsy, and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Earl Jandrew, Allentown, NY, Donna (Gary) Fanton, Holley, NY, JoAnne Grover, Wellsville, NY, Helen (Bill) Hutchinson, Scio, NY.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother, Dale Jandrew.
Jean worked at Webster School as a cook and for many years she worked at Gibson’s Ace Hardware in Clinton, IL. Everyone called her Jean or Mom or Grandma or GG. She loved being a grandmother and prioritized her family. She loved to plant seeds and nurture them into flowers, trees, fruits and vegetables. She was an excellent gardener, cook, baker and even fisherwoman. She enjoyed camping and traveling; she and Dob made many friends along the way pulling the fifth wheel and seeing most of North America. Jean saw beauty in things others didn’t, an old boot became a planter for chicks and hens, old jeans became Jackets by Jean. She adored a crowded dinner table and always had dessert. She would always squeeze in another plate for late joiners, all were welcome, and she always made plenty of food. Jean took meals to friends that couldn’t cook anymore. She loved to dance in the kitchen with Dob. Now Jean and Dob are dancing again.