Jean Schwab

Jean M. Schwab

Wednesday, June 16th, 1937 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Jean M. Schwab, 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Catherine hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born June 16, 1937 in Denver, Colorado the daughter of Virgil H. & Florence M. (Geddes) Hutton.

Jean grew up in Denver, Colorado where she attended and graduated from East High in 1955. She was actively involved in the drill team and Job’s Daughters. On January 9, 1954, she married Warren William Schwab, Sr. in Raton, New Mexico. They moved to a farm near Brighton, Colorado in 1960. In the early 1980’s, they moved to Garden City where they have lived since. Shortly after moving to Garden City, Jean began working at the Finney County Senior Center as a dietician and nutritionist and she served the noon meal until her retirement.

Jean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Finney County Historical Society and, served on various boards committees at the Finney County Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, auctions, antiquing, square dancing, and attending the historical society’s programs. Jean loved her grandchildren and cherished her time with them as she attended and supported their activities.

Survivors include her husband Warren William Schwab, Sr. of the home; three children Warren Schwab, Jr. & wife Chloanna of Holly, Colorado, Mick Schwab & wife Nancy of Brunswick, Maine, and Linda Elliott & husband Todd of Aurora, Colorado; a sister Shirley Nelson of Toronto, Canada; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her parents and her identical twin sister Joan M. Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City with Pastor Michael Hageman officiating. The service may also be viewed on Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to the Finney County Historical Society or the Finney County Senior Center both in care of the funeral home.
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    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, October 1st, 2020 2:00pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    1010 Fleming St.
    GARDEN CITY, KS 67846
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John & Doris Thompson

Posted at 04:23pm
Jean was always a great sister in law. Comforting to know that she and Joanie are now reunited forever.

Silver Woodbury

Posted at 06:03pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Paul Garrison, Silver (Garrison) and Harlon Woodbury

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