Jean Ellen Lord, 66
Dec. 15, 1948 -- Aug. 31, 2015
Jean Ellen Lord (nee Burns), born Dec. 15, 1948, in Chicago, passed away to her eternal rest Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer. Jean died in her home in West Bend, and will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Paul; her siblings, Pat Frederick, Mary and Stu Burns-Gardiner, Peggy Burns, Mike Burns and Art and Susan Burns; and her children, Kevin and Emily Russo and their son Oscar, Angela and Adam Boufarsi and their daughter Rokaya, and Bobby Russo. Members of the Lord family, Jeff and Nabuko, Amy and Paul, Meghan, and Michael will also greatly miss Jean.
Jean grew up in the western Chicago suburb of LaGrange, attended St. Cletus Elementary School and Lyons Township High School, and received her bachelorís degree in special education from Illinois State University at Normal. She worked happily for many years as a childcare program coordinator for the Appleton YMCA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Angels Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at 138 N. Eighth Avenue, West Bend. Jeanís ashes will be interred at Holy Angels Cemetery the following week. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in Jeanís name to the Wisconsin YMCA (218 E. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54911), or to the Ray Graham Rehabilitation Center (901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532).
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at