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Jeanne J. Nelson, age 67, of Byron Center, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Trillium Woods surrounded by family.

The daughter of John & Johnet (Janney) Mayer, she was born January 26, 1949 in Chicago, IL. For the last 15 years Jeanne worked as a social worker for the Allegan Co. Sheriffs Department. 

Jeanne was an artist to say the least, she made books, floral designs, and crafted often. She had a love for shoes and was an avid reader. 

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents.  Surviving are her son, John (Connie) Nelson; daughter, Sara (Garrett) Huff; grandchildren, Nathan Ellison and Fiance Brianne St.John, Amanda (Justin) Spaans, Kaitlyn Huff and Brooklynn Huff; sister, Janney (Jeffrey) Simpson; nephews, Marcus Simpson and Matthew Simpson; loving companion her dog, Lacey; along with many special friends.

Memorial services will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Sierrafilds Condominium Club House, Sierrafield Dr & 76th St SW, Byron Center. The family will also be having another celebration of life in Gaylord at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Riverbanks Pet Resort. 

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 

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  1. Karen Feaster on July 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Jeanne was a very special person that I loved working with. She was friendly and funny and also had a heart of gold. She will be missed so much! RIP my friend and I will remember you in my heart.
    ~Karen



  2. Jennifer Mitchell on July 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Jeanne was such a kind, loving person, with a laugh that was so sweet! She will be missed, but remembered fondly.



  3. Lisa Meyer on July 19, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I can’t imagine not seeing our sweet Jeanne around the Sheriff’s office. She was one of the kindest, most giving human beings I will ever know. Her beautiful smile and her graceful elegance will forever be missed. Rest peacefully Jeanne.



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