Jean’s soul and spirit were strengthened by a lifetime of caring, loving, helping and encouraging her family and many friends and by her long-term support of child welfare and animal protection causes.
She is deeply loved by her sons, Gordon (wife Joan) and Edward (deceased 2008); her husband, Victor (deceased 1966); grandchildren, William Burnett (wife Megan), Lia Palisin (husband Thomas), Haley Lensner and Shannon Lensner; and five great grandchildren, Thomas, Jack, and Lily Palisin, Laine and Maren Burnett.
Jean resided in Avon Lake since 1994 and in Rocky River for 40 years prior. In early years she was an avid student of the arts and voice at The Ogontz School, Chautauqua Institution and Western Reserve University, culminating in several opera and cathedral performances. She served her community on several service boards, including those for Rainbow Baby and Children’s Hospital, Beck Center for the Arts, Eliza Jennings and Project Learn.