Condolence & Memory Journal

Jean was such a wonderful woman and my mother's lifelong best friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Posted by marcy olive brinegar - indianapolis, IN   September 18, 2015

She was the Mother to what was then and remains my closest high school friend. During a tragic loss in her life, she remained strong but mainly calm for her family. She helped navigate Greg and I through our challenging, difficult teen years. I hope she was able to look back with some fondness for all the turmoil I know we put her through. When we suffered our tragic loss of our daughter, Jean sent a comforting note, I'll always keep. Our deepest condolence to the entire family. Chip & Jo

Posted by Chip McCarthy - Lake Zurich, IL - Friend   September 18, 2015

Whom we knew as Mrs Gilchrist - a great lady, always a friend offering her strength and confidence. Your friends from Crittenden Ave - Schumachers et al

Posted by Wm Schumacher - Indpls, IN   September 18, 2015

I have many role models in my life, but Jean, my mother-in-law was the biggest role model for me. She was caring, loving and supportive. I will miss her deeply. I love you Jean and you will always be in my heart.

Posted by Monika Gilchrist - Indianapolis, IN   September 17, 2015


Rest in Peace, dear Aunt Jean. I will always remember you as a wonderful person, great cook, classy dresser, and avid reader. My thoughts and prayers are with Roy, Greg, Monika, Jeff, Nancy, Paul and Susan and their children. I know you are in Heaven with my Mom and that comforts me.

Posted by Carol and Frank Rodenbeck - Indianapolis, IN   September 17, 2015


It has been many years since I have seen Jean but I spent many hours and nights at her home. Nancy and I have been friends since the fourth grade. I think her strength and perseverance became apparent to me even then. She raised four children on her own. She was a lady in the true sense of the word. My deepest sympathy to her husband Roy and her children Nancy, Greg, Jeff and Paul.

Posted by Patty Krull-Dellenbach - Tinley Park, IL   September 16, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with Jean's family and friends as they abide their loss of a very strong and beautiful woman.

Posted by Ron Robbins - Greenfield   September 16, 2015