Jean Annette Henry


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.


  1. Patricia Walsh on March 9, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Know that I am keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of Jean.

  2. Barb Dougherty on March 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Jean many, many years ago through her little sister, Sarah. Sarah married my big brother, Ron.

    After that wedding so very many years ago, I only saw Jean in person a few times. The last time was at my nephew, Gregory’s, wedding. Jean had just begun her last round of chemotheraphy. I know she was not feeling well, but her spirit was still burning brightly for everyone around her. She was thrilled to be at the wedding. Sarah shared that she was secretly hoping (and I am sure praying) that her hair would last through the wedding and reception without falling out. That sounds so much like Jean.

    Sarah, Louise, Ron and the boys, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I know Jean picked out the music and the vocalists for her funeral. Be assured that she will be tapping her toes along with the rest of you on Tuesday. Jean was just so like that.

  3. Joyce Boren on March 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Jean was a very sweet person and will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. Thelma & Larry Shields on March 6, 2013 at 10:15 am

    So sad to read of Jean’s death. As clients of the law firm, weworked with her on many projects and considered her a friend. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer last spring she was so kind to send notes of encouragement. Heaven has gained but the rest of us have lost a truly good person.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Thelma and Larry Shields

  5. Laura Lee Ford on March 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    My dearest Louise and Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I know she is in a better place. I was a co-wooker of Jean’s. She was such a beautiful person, both inside and out. Share your beautiful memories with the rest of your family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Laura Lee Ford

  6. Michael and Rhonda Bohrn on March 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    She will be so missed. Loved her so much. She was a co-worker, a friend, a surrogate mother, she was so much to me. RIP my sweet sweet friend..

    Rhonda Bohrn

  7. Anna Satterley on March 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Jean was a wonderful and joyous lady to be around. She always smiled. She was a wonderful wife to my father, Martin Thomas Henry, who preceded her death in 2001. Jean was also a very dear and great stepmom. She was easy to talk with when I needed someone to really talk to. Jean will be missed in my mind and my heart. Love you, and miss you.
    Ann, your daughter from Kentucky

  8. Granville "Butch" and Jeani Jones on March 4, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    We always admired and respected Jean for her beautiful smile, attitude, sharp wit and intellect. The class of 63 has lost it’s best and brightest.

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