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In Memory of

Jean Tibbits

July 9, 1922 - September 5, 2017

Obituary


Jean Purrington Tibbits, age 95, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017 at 6:45 a.m. at her residence.

She was born July 9, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Edwin and Hazel (Harvey) Purrington. They preceded her in death along with one sister, Charlotte Purrington.

Survivors include two sons: Dale (Robin) Tibbits of Wauconda, IL, Cory (Cathy) Tibbits of West Peoria, one daughter, Janet (Mike) Premas of Lake Geneva, WI, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jean was a Sales Clerk for Marshall Fields in Schaumburg, IL. retiring in 1990. She enjoyed...

Jean Purrington Tibbits, age 95, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017 at 6:45 a.m. at her residence.

She was born July 9, 1922 in San Francisco, CA to Edwin and Hazel (Harvey) Purrington. They preceded her in death along with one sister, Charlotte Purrington.

Survivors include two sons: Dale (Robin) Tibbits of Wauconda, IL, Cory (Cathy) Tibbits of West Peoria, one daughter, Janet (Mike) Premas of Lake Geneva, WI, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jean was a Sales Clerk for Marshall Fields in Schaumburg, IL. retiring in 1990. She enjoyed volunteering her time at the Luthy Botanical Gardens and Lakeview Book Court Museum.

Jean’s creative spirit manifested itself in her lifetime interest in various arts and crafts projects. She also had a passion for gardening which she shared with other Luthy Botanical Garden volunteers, working in her garden every decent day and quite a few inclement days.

Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services at this time. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials in Jean’s name may be made to the Luthy Botanical Gardens.