March 24, 1927- January 30, 2014
Funeral Services for Jeane Barrett, 86, of Jefferson will be 10:00 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, IA. Visitation will be after 11:00 am Monday February 3, 2014 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to P.A.W.S or the Jefferson Public Library and may be left at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Jeane Hill Barrett was born March 24, 1927 in Shelbyville, Illinois to Howard William Hill and Ina Lucille Phegley Hill. She passed away January 30, 2014 at the Greene County Medical Center Long Term Care.
Jeane grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Jones Community High School. While in high school she stayed busy working at Grant’s Department Store. After graduation, she went to work at Harvey Metal where she worked in the payroll department.
On February 4, 1950, Jeane was united in marriage to Walter “Wally” Barrett. They were the parents of two children, Judith and John. They made their home in LaGrange, IL and then later moved to Canton, IL and then Galesburg, IL. This is where Jeane learned to play Bridge, her second passion. Jeane and Wally later moved to West Des Moines, IA where she worked at Brown Jewelry. They then moved to Jefferson, IA where she became the bookkeeper for Barrett Motor Supply, where she worked until she retired.
Jeane had a love for playing Bridge and was very active in a Bridge Club in Jefferson. She was also a Girl Scout Leader, held an office position with the Eastern Star, was a mother advisor for the Rainbows, and was the treasurer for the Greene County Medical Center Auxiliary. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Jeane loved to play Bridge, however, her family was her life and nothing made her happier than spending time with them.
Jeane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter, a grandson Alex John Barrett, sisters Janet Phelps and Patricia Moore, and her brother Howard Hill. She is survived by her daughter Judith A. Jacobsen of Jefferson, IA; her son John E. (Susan) Barrett of West Des Moines, IA; her sister-in-law Cher Hill of Chicago, IL; 4 grandchildren: Kathryn Milbrandt, Erik (Michelle) Jacobsen, Sandra (Jim) Groves, and Emily Barrett; 4 great-grandchildren: Delaney Gibson, Riley Milbrandt, Conner Groves, and Natasha Groves; other relatives and many friends.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com