Jeannette Marie Begeman, age 80, of Quincy, died on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 1:02 a.m. in Blessing Hospital.
Jeannette was born July 13, 1939 in Berwyn, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Frances Hines Begeman.
Jeannette grew up in Riverside, IL, and she was a graduate of Riverside-Brookfield High School. She received her Bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University. Jeannette had a passion for sailing, and she soon found herself as an owner of two sailboats and living in Long Beach, CA. While she was there, Jeannette worked as a Financial Aid Counselor for California State University.
Jeannette also enjoyed gardening. She was a member of St. John's Cathedral.
Jeannette is survived by two close cousins: Hugh (Deborah Cookingham) Epping of Silver City, NM; and Myra (James Redlich) Epping of Chicago, IL; and two more generations of cousins: Kendra Epping, J and Michael Burno, Margaret Redlich, Amanda (Rahul Bhattacharyya) Redlich, and Advait Bhattacharyya.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents, an aunt, Helen Hines, and her first parrot, Paddy.
Private graveside services will be held at Woodland Cemetery.
Memorials: Quincy Master Gardeners
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
To Hugh & Family.
I met Jeannette when I began working at Panera ten years ago.
She was one of our regular customers, we would see her for the most part a couple of times a day. The two of us shared our knowledge of flowers & she gave me tips on how to grow Wisteria, which I planted 3 years ago & it is doing fine. It is due to bloom this next year & when it does I will validate Jeanette"s hand in my accomplishment.
She was a sweet person, at Christmas she would return from St. Louis with 2 boxes of Sees Chocolate for us here at the Cafe. We enjoyed her patronage, her visits & her smile.
We have missed seeing her long before now due to her illness. It was indeed an honor to have known Jeannette
It was also our pleasure to meet Hugh & enjoyed his visits as well.
Peace & Everything Good,
Panera Bread Cafe
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