Age 63 of Wilmington and formerly of Cherry Hill, passed away Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox.
Born April 23, 1956 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Jeanne Kay was a daughter of Jimmy Eugene and Violet May (Johnson) Andrews. She was raised in Marshalltown until moving to St. Petersburg, Florida with her family during her high school years.
Jeanne waitressed for many years in the New Lenox area, as well as worked in real estate for a short time before gaining employment with Trinity Services. It was here that she was a Counselor of Independent Living in Braidwood, and truly loved going to work with her “other family”. Jeanne was a member of First Christian Church in Wilmington; enjoyed cooking and was an accomplished baker, especially of wedding and specialty cakes. She was a tremendous lover of animals and cherished her many pets. Jeanne will most be remembered for her selfless demeanor. She was one who always put everyone else first, and could never say “no”. Jeanne never knew a stranger.
Survivors include her husband Scott, whom she married May 18, 1992; son, John Meyer (fiancé – Kristi Wilkinson) of Joliet; daughter, Ashley Meyer (fiancé – Bobby Knight) of Carbon Hill; grandchildren: Joshua Meyer, Paytin Meyer, Riley Meyer, Jade Knight and Star Knight; one sister, Vickie (David) Muskin of Florida; sisters-in-law: Nancy (Bill) Greyer of Sugar Grove and Pam (Al) Stromsta of Shorewood, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her faithful canine companion, Gabriella.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joshua Meyer; one brother, Jerry Andrews and her mother-in-law: Arleen Meyer.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service 7:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Pastor Dallas Henry from First Christian Church, Wilmington will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jeanne’s memory to First Christian Church, 1824 Church Street, Wilmington, IL 60481 or to the family for their distribution.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Jeanne’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Jeanne-Meyer
Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)