December 17, 1919 - January 19, 2017
Jean Thrush, 97, of LaOtto died Thursday, January 19, 2017, in Chandler Place, Kendallville.
She was born December 17, 1919, in Swan Township, Noble County to Chester and Gertrude (DeHoff) Whonsetler.
On September 14, 1944, in Garrett she married Robert Thrush. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1997.
She was a lifetime LaOtto resident and a homemaker.
Mrs. Thrush was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran church in LaOtto and a member of the Ladies Aide. She was the last member of the LaOtto Euchre Club, a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Swanettes Home Demonstration Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Jean loved cooking, canning, freezing, and maintaining a large garden. She was a master seamstress who also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and could make anything. She also enjoyed crafting.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judith “Judy” and Charles Wolf of Kendallville; four grandchildren, Zachary and Kristen Wolf of Fishers, Joshua and Bethaney Wolf of Fishers, Stacy and Troy Foote of Churubusco, and Rebecca and Todd Freeman of Albion; and 11 great-grandchildren, Maggie Wolf, Lucas Wolf, Carson Wolf, Everett Wolf, Charlotte Wolf, Brooke Foote, Bridgette Foote, Blaire Foote, Courtney Freeman, Sydney Freeman, and Nicklaus Freeman.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Thrush; a sister, Catherine Brindle Moore; and two brothers, Robert Whonsetler and Bernard Whonsetler.
Private funeral services will be held at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Jeremy Russell of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery in DeKalb County.
Preferred memorials are to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 307 South Main Street, LaOtto, Indiana, 46763.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
All our sympathy for your loss....we were out of town during the viewing. Would love to catch up. Take care and enjoy those grandkids!! Prayers, Jayne
Praying for all of you in your saddness and loss. So thankful for Aunt Jean and how blessed we all were to have her in our lives. Love. Wanda, Garry and family
Judy, I send my prayers to you and your family. I loved your mother very much.
Sorry to hear of your loss. She will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My sincerest sympathies to the Wolf family on Jean's passing
Glad to have met such a lovely lady.
We are saddened to hear of Jean's passing. She and Bob were our lake neighbors for many years. We were honored to know them.
So sorry for your loss. She lived a long life but will be missed by many. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Prayers with Judy, Charles and family. It was my honor to know Jean working at Chandler she was smart , funny and an amazing person. Heaven is brighter with it's new angel.
Our condolences to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss, she was a great lady and Jean's a part of my childhood memories as we were growing up.
Aunt Jean will be greatly missed. I remember fondly her lovely laugh and her gentle voice. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs, Julia
Aunt Jean was such a special person, and I always so enjoyed visiting with her and listening as she shared stories from the past. She had such a wonderful sense of humor, and there was always a special twinkle in her eye! She will certainly be missed. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers!
So many fond memories of Aunt Jean in LaOtto. Love her and all her family.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. This life is so brief but it is comforting to know we live forever in spirit and will be reunited with all our loved ones in God's presence. A time to grieve and lean on friends. Call me anytime. Kate
Prayers and hugs to all of you. Heaven just received another angel.
Our condolences to you and your family.
Our condolences on the loss of your mother, Judy.
Our condolences on the loss of your mother, Judy. Terry and Grace Housholder
You all have my heatfelt sympathies. Aunt Jean was an exceptional person and will certainly be missed by many. She had such a great heart for family, whether it was relating family stories from the past or encouraging and loving her family members. Over the years, I've learned life lessons in wisdom, humor, and acceptance, as well as a lot of history. I feel blessed to have known her and to have been a part of her extended family. Thinking of you and keeping you in thoughts and prayers. With love, Janet
Dear Judy and Charlie, We are so sorry for your loss! May you find peace knowing she is with our Father and happier than ever! God bless!
Judy, Stacy, Becky and families. We are very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Now Aunt Jean is at peace and with Uncle Bob. God's love be with you all. Doug, Shari, Ashton & Taylor Mossberger