Jean A. McKee / Jan. 8, 1926-Nov. 2, 2009Published 10:31am Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Jean A. McKee, 83, of Greendale Avenue, Niles, died at 11:37 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility in South Bend following an extended illness.
Jean was born Jan. 8, 1926in Wheaton, Ill. to Arthur Garrison and Audry Allen Garrison. She was raised in South Bend and had lived in Niles since 1963. She graduated from Brandywine High School. She married Robert C. McKee Sr. on Aug. 10, 1945 in South Bend.
She was formerly employed at Flynn Advertising Promotions in Niles for 24 years. She was a member of Saint Mark Catholic Church in Niles, where she was a past president of Saint Mark’s Christian Mothers and a former Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of White’s Lanes Spare Timers Bowling League and the Niles-Buchanan YMCA, where she enjoyed swimming, and the Brandywine Garden Club.
Jean is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robert C. (Gail) McKee Jr., Saint Joseph; granddaughter, Amanda Mollison; grandson, Anthony McKee; step-grandsons, Paul Miller, Adam Miller and Mark Miller; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Niedemyer, of Columbia City, Ind., Betty Marcusse, of Grand Rapids, Sandra Bale, of Fennville, Sylvia Scurio, of Fennville, Judy Mehos, of Niles; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at Saint Mark Catholic Church, Niles with the Rev. Thomas King, C.S.C. of Saint Mark Catholic Church, officiating.
Burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Halbritter.
Memorials may be made to Saint Mark Catholic Church.