June 5, 1920 - June 25, 2019
Jean Beatrice Sheller, 99, of Port Orchard, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Harbor Heritage Adult Family Home in Gig Harbor. Jean was born June 5, 1920 in Belmond, Iowa to Jovial and Edith Soma. She was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. She graduated from Belmond High School in 1938. On March 29, 1942, Jean married Earl Sheller. They made their home in Belmond, where Jean was a homemaker. She and Earl moved to San Jose, California in July of 1966; and, in March of 1992, they moved to Port Orchard. Earl passed away on December 11, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Joan Soma (infant), Ardell Kinseth, Inez Pasquariello, and brother, Irvin Soma. Surviving Jean are her children: Keith (Cathy) Sheller of Bellingham, Dale (Gail) Sheller of Crystal River, Florida and Janis (Craig) Corey of Port Orchard; grandchildren: Todd Sheller, Sara (Troy) Middleton, Jennifer (Jeff) Fry, Kimberly Sheller, Christopher (Reghann) Corey, Lisa (Chad) Prewitt; and great grandchildren: Everett Prewitt, William Corey, Anneliese Corey, Avery Prewitt, Maxwell Corey, Emmett Prewitt and Carolyn Fry. Jean was a loving, thoughtful and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, reading the Bible, collecting dolls, precious moments and all things pretty. Her smile was contagious and she became quick friends with everyone she met. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank all who shared their love, friendship and support throughout the years. They would also like to express a special note of gratitude to those who cared for and comforted Jean during her struggle with Alzheimers Disease and failing health, especially Dr. Frederick Albrecht, Pastor David Locklair, all of the caregivers at Harbor Heritage Adult Family Home, and the CHI Franciscan Hospice Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHI Franciscan Foundation (Hospice and Palliative Care), Alzheimers Association or Bethany Lutheran Church, Port Orchard.
Jean Beatrice Sheller, 99, of Port Orchard, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Harbor Heritage Adult Family Home in Gig Harbor. Jean was born June 5, 1920 in Belmond, Iowa to Jovial and Edith Soma. She was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran... View Obituary & Service Information
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