Jean Howry

CLINTON — Jean Howry, 83, of Clinton, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on November 11, 2018, at Manor Court, Clinton.

Celebration of Life services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on  Saturday, November 17, 2018, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Visitation will be held from 2–4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. 

 Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church Community Care Food Bank.

 Jean was born on December 18, 1934, in Friendship, N.Y., the daughter of William and Argie (Calhoun) Jandrew.  She married Darwin “Dob” Howry on March 25, 1956 in Vernal, Utah. He passed away on June 29, 2012.

Survivors include her children, Kelly Howry, Clinton; Karen (Stuart) Campbell, Cary, N.C.; Kay (Tim) Bostwick, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Koni (Ken) Lovett, Clinton, 12 grandchildren, Travis, Kelsey, Allie, Jordan, Connor, Spencer, Tyler, Taysha, Tanner, Reese, Sadie, Betsy, 10 great-grandchildren, siblings, Earl Jandrew, Allentown, N.Y., Donna (Gary) Fanton, Holley, N.Y., JoAnne Grover, Wellsville, N.Y., Helen (Bill) Hutchinson, Scio, N.Y.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Dale Jandrew.

Jean worked at Webster School as a cook, and for many years she worked at Gibson Ace Hardware, in Clinton. 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 ever fisherwoman. She enjoyed camping and traveling; she and her husband, Darwin “Dob” Howry, 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, “Jean’s Jackets”. 

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.

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