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Jean M. Stiles


Jean Stiles, formerly of Lowell, MI, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 21, 2023, in Ionia, MI. Born on June 9, 1928, in Grand Rapids, MI, the youngest of 8 children to Adrian and Jessie Felix. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Stiles; grandchildren, Roxann Seese, Steven Stiles, and Michelle Stiles. Survived by daughter, Dawn (Danny) Huff; son, Mike Stiles; daughter-in-law, Kim Doyle; grandchildren, Lisa (John) Clarke, Shelly (Brian) DeYoung, Beckie Seese, Chris Huff, Amanda (Eric) Ives, April (Wes) Wright, John Stiles, Bobbie Stiles, Jeana Stiles, Melissa Stiles, Kenzie Stiles, Alex Stiles, and Tyler (Vikki) Lautzenheiser; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and good friends, Terry & Lis Grooters.

For several years Jean could be found managing the variety store in Clarksville, MI and clerking the auction in Alto, MI. She enjoyed spending time with her family, caring for her furry four-legged friends, and watching the wild birds while indulging in her favorite dessert- ice cream!

She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Roth-Gerst Funeral Chapel, 305 N. Hudson Lowell, Michigan, 49331, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Dennis Wilcox officiating.  Interment Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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  1. I only have kind and amazing memories of Jean Stiles. Way back when we would have family reunions on 28th St for Grandma McGlocklin-Evans-Wicks side of the family. I remembered the house being on the north side but Jean’s house was on the south side of 28th with a windmill! Aunt Florence lived in a cement block house way back from the street where a “barn type door” had to be opened in gain access to the inside! My mom, Betty Lou would go there to get perms in her hair. When Jean moved to Bowes Rd, we went to visit her a few times. Memories then was she was glad to see us and always had a positive outlook in life. Very sad family reunions are not what they used to be. Nothing I can say will ease the pain, but I am forever sorry for losing someone so special!

  2. Such a sweet, wonderful, caring woman to be around. She is missed.

    Condolences to Grandma Jean’s family.

  3. A. Jean was like a second Mom to me she helped me with a lot of things we always had a good time together my oldest son Steven and Mike were born one month apart so that was great fun she taught me how to driver I guess she was the only one that was brave enough to do it! I loved her so much and she was so good to me!

  4. My heart felt condolences to Dawn and Shellys family. I had the pleasure of knowing Grandma Jean in her later years after Brian and Shelly got married. What a wonderful spirit and kind, friendly lady she was every time I saw her. All of her wisdom, love, and kindness will continue to be reflected by her loving family.

  5. I only matter a few times but she was a class lady all the way. My condolences out to the family.

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