Jean VanValkenburg - April 1, 2011

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RAVENA – Jean VanValkenburg died peacefully Friday afternoon April 1, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital while surrounded by her loving family.
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.