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In Memory of

Jean Eleanor Weers

July 27, 1918 - October 1, 2017

Obituary


Jean Eleanor Weers passed away on October 1, 2017, at Lakeview Village Care Center, Lenexa, Kansas. She was born July 27, 1918, in Westfield Township, Iowa the daughter of Myrten and Alma Grace (Mellon) Hutchison.

After high school, Jean attended Upper Iowa University where she received her degree in Home Economics Education. She married Wilbur H. Weers on August 18, 1943, in Santa Monica, California where he was stationed in the U.S. Army during World War II. Their daughter, Cynthia, was born February 16, 1945.

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Jean Eleanor Weers passed away on October 1, 2017, at Lakeview Village Care Center, Lenexa, Kansas. She was born July 27, 1918, in Westfield Township, Iowa the daughter of Myrten and Alma Grace (Mellon) Hutchison.

After high school, Jean attended Upper Iowa University where she received her degree in Home Economics Education. She married Wilbur H. Weers on August 18, 1943, in Santa Monica, California where he was stationed in the U.S. Army during World War II. Their daughter, Cynthia, was born February 16, 1945.

When Wilbur got out of the Army, their family returned to Iowa City, Iowa, where Wilbur finished his degree in Clinical Pharmacy. Jean and her family moved to Wenatchee, Washington in 1950 where she taught Home Economics class at the Junior and Senior High Schools while Wilbur worked at the Rexall Drugstore. Several years later, Jean and Wilbur purchased a drugstore of their own in East Wenatchee. Jean was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and held many offices in the ladies' organizations.

Wilbur passed away November 15, 1959. Jean continued teaching and began college classes toward her degree in Pharmacy. In 1961, Jean and Cynthia moved to Seattle, Washington where Jean continued her education at the University of Washington. In 1964, Jean graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Pharmacy.

For 12 years Jean worked in various pharmacies in Washington, including Moses Lake and Everett. She also purchased property on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands. When she "retired", Jean moved to Orcas where she built a beautiful

home. She enjoyed clearing the land and doing all of the finish work on her home. She planted several gardens and grew a small apple orchard, much to the delight of the deer who were constant companions. In 1993, Jean moved to Overland Park, Kansas, to be closer to her sister, Mary Beatty, who preceded her in death in 2016.

Over the years Jean traveled extensively to Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Germany and the British Isles. She also had an immense interest in American Indian culture, particularly the tribes of the southwest. Jean was a voracious reader, collected art pieces and jewelry, and visited many tribal lands.

Jean is survived by her daughter Cynthia, four granddaughters, five great grandsons, three great granddaughters, two great-great grandsons, and two nieces.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 11800 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas where Jean was a member. Inurnment will take place in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Wenatchee, WA. Please no flowers or gifts.

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Olathe, KS.