Jean Annette Henry, age 68, a resident of Lake Ozark, Missouri died March 3, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is survived by two sisters, Louise Gann of Belton, Missouri, and Sarah Steimel of Gerald, Missouri, three step-daughters, five step-sons, and a host of step- grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was formerly married to Junior Shelton, and together they adopted Darren Paul Shelton, who predeceased her in 2003.
Jean attended Crocker High School and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1963. She worked at Fort Leonard Wood during the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 1983 she began working for John Curran of Osage Beach, Missouri, and became his paralegal, where she continued until her illness in 2011.
Jean accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church of Richland, Missouri, where she taught, acted as church clerk, and played the piano.
Jean was a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Course and a charter member and past president of Lake Area Master Gardeners. She enjoyed gardening, music, needlework, and painting and was a member of the Ozark Brush & Palette Club.
A memorial service will be held at Beulah Baptist Church, Richland, Missouri, beginning at 11 a.m.on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The church will be open for visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Ozark Brush & Palette Club Scholarship Fund, or the Hawkeye Cemetery Fund.