Jean A. Odbert

A private family ceremony was held for Jean A. Odbert of Milwaukee, who passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the age of 77.

Jean was retired from a long career of teaching language arts at Lakeshore Middle School in Mequon-Thiensville and was a member of Congregation Shalom. Jean loved traveling, knitting and collecting owls.

Jean was the beloved sister of Ann (James) Manteufel, Reno, Nev.; dear niece of June (Odbert) Smith, Lexington, Mass.; and special aunt to her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Royletta (Woodle) Odbert Jr., Portage; and her sister, Marian (John) Erickson, Verona.

Special thanks to her friends and staff at Garden Place Assisted Living who made her last years so enjoyable. Long live the June Bugs! Thanks also to the Ruth Hospice who provided her with excellent care. Memorials to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.