Age 87, passed away August 12, 2016. She was born September 18, 1928, in Toledo, Ohio, to Chester and Ruth Rischman. Jean graduated from Lansing Community College with a degree in Business Management, and worked at Farm Bureau as the Purchasing Manager, retiring after 28 years. She was proud to be a Certified Purchasing Manager and served as President of the Purchasing Managers Association of Central Michigan. Jean was an active member of Holt United Methodist Church. She loved to bird watch, travel, and golf, but mostly she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean was a teacher at heart and was an exceptional mentor to her family.
Surviving are: 3 daughters, Karen (Douglas) Sloat, Sharon (Michael) Zajac, and Denise (Jeffrey) Shattuck; 6 grandchildren, Jason Abel (Debbie Kenyon), Stacy (Scott) Daniels, Roberta Zajac (Andrew Poincot), Stephen Zajac, Chauncey Shattuck (Heather Gaudard) and Alexander (Erin) Shattuck, and 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Chester Rischman and mother Ruth Nuoffer; brothers, Chester, James and Jack Rischman; sisters, Dorothy Rischman, Susan Musgrave and Betty DeShetler.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius Rd. Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or Holt United Methodist Church in memory of Jean Patton. Online condolences and further details are available at www.EstesLeadley.com.