Jean Lyons, age 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville.
She was born August 6, 1929, in O'Neill, Nebraska, the daughter of Chester A. and Hazel (Tarpenning) Calkins. On December 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Walter O. Lyons, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Cathy Jean; a great grandson, Joseph and one brother Harold Calkins.
She is survived by two sons, Gary O. Lyons and his wife, Barbara of Edmond, Oklahoma and Larry D. Lyons and his wife, Patricia of Exeter; two daughters, Connie Jo Writer of Cassville and Christy Jane Creamer and her husband, Ernie of Monett; one brother Donald Calkins and his wife, Claryce of Lincoln, Nebraska; nine grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
Jean, as most people knew her, grew up and received her education in O'Neill, Nebraska, graduating from O'Neill Public High School in 1947. In May, 1960, she and her family moved to Cassville to make their home. From 1964 until 1966 Jean worked for Fairchild Sheet Metal as a bookkeeper. She then went to work for Farmers Produce Exchange in June, 1967. The Exchange later became known as MFA Agri Service, where she remained until September, 2005.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Wayne Deffenbaugh will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences may be seen at www.fohnfuneralhome.com.
Contributions may be made to The Lions Club or your choice in memory of Jean.