L. Jean VanNorman

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.

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Chris McWhorter
March 6, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Will dearly miss everything about you lovely dear Jean, may you be at peace now for all of GOD’s eternity. It’s not good bye, it’s see you later.

Dr. Linni
March 8, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Hugs and healing blessings to you in this time of sorror. Deepest condolences to you Chris.

Dr. Linni
March 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Jean Van Norman – While she was here on this earth, she was such a sweet, kind, and gentle woman. Although, I am sure there was much more depth to her character, than that of the tea pots with which she collected, or perhaps the daily walks she made through the mall while collecting clothing and friends, as well as the cooking and entertaining she enjoyed. I was blessed to be graced by her witty banter and beautiful, smile. It was my pleasure to spend those few fleeting moments in time with Jean, Vance, and Christopher.
To the family of Jean, I send to you a memories and helaing blessings.
My deepest, and sincerest condolences,


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