Age 93, passed away March 1, 2019. She was born Sept 16, 1925, in Lansing, to George and Mettie Root. Jean worked as a hearing technician for Ingham County. She walked every day, and loved clothes and shopping. She was always smiling. Jean collected tea pots and loved cooking and entertaining family.
Surviving are: 2 sons, Randall (Diana) Kirby, Dan (Mary) Kirby; 8 loving grandchildren; 13 loving great-grandchildren; and Christopher McWhorter, who was like a son to her. She was preceded in death by her parents; long-time companion, Vance McWhorter; son, Tom Kirby; and 2 brothers.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan in memory of L. Jean VanNorman.