Jean Schwettman

  • Born: March 17, 1927
  • Died: September 12, 2015
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Flanner Buchanan - Washington Park North Cemetery & Funeral Center

2706 Kessler Blvd. West
Indianapolis, IN 46228
Tel. (317) 251-5959

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean Ross Gilchrist Schwettman

88, Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord on September 12, 2015. She worked as a registered nurse at Community East Hospital. Jean enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, and traveling. She was a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis and Trinity Episcopal Church. She spent time supporting United Cerebral Palsy of Indiana as a member of the board. Survivors include her husband, Roy Schwettman, brother, Bob Ross, son, Greg Gilchrist (Monika), son, Jeff Gilchrist, daughter, Nancy Gilchrist, son, Paul Gilchrist (Susan), stepdaughters, Barbara Tipton, Kate (Mark) Sorensen, both of Flagstaff, AZ, grandchildren, Nathan and Travis Gilchrist, Ashley, Ross, and Kyle Gilchrist, Stepgrandchildren Ryan, Clare, Colieen, Nora, Aidan Tipton and Miles Sorensen and great-grandchildren Alexia , Preston , Jackson and Allisa Gilchrist.
Proceeded by death First husband Richard R. Gilchrist and Mother Donna Warren Stepfather AD Warren

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church. Visitation will be held Saturday at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park North from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., with a memorial service to begin at 12 p.m. - See more at:


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

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