RAVENA – Jean VanValkenburg died peacefully Friday afternoon April
1, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital while surrounded by her loving
Jean is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard and their
children Dawn (Mickey) Sherman, Kim Moore, Bill VanValkenburg and
Mike VanValkenburg (Sheila Santini). Minick, Benjamin Moore, Breann
Moore, Matthew Sherman (Kiley Shortell), Sarah Michelle Sherman and
Michael VanValkenburg, Jr. Also surviving is her sister, Alice
Lansing and five great-grandchildren.
Jean’s emotional and physical strength was evident her whole life,
down to her very last moments. Her life and her family were one in
the same. This family includes Jean’s late daughter, Michelle
“Shelly” VanValkenburg, who she has now joined for eternal rest.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the
physicians, nurses and staff of 6 Pavilion and the Hospice Inn for
bringing tranquility to Jean’s final days.
Funeral services will be held 6 PM Monday, April 4th at the Babcock
Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call prior to the service starting
at 4 PM.