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Life Story / Obituary
Age 92, died September 22, 2015, at Rose Arbor, Kalamazoo. She was born August 11, 1923, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of John and Beulah (Keister) Brown. Jean was preceded in death by her son, Brian Elkins and by five siblings. Surviving are her daughter, Victoria Elkins, and several nieces and nephews. A private celebration will be held at a later date. Jean was the ultimate Viking mother, sister, aunt and friend. A fiercely independent woman, she lived with conviction and on her own terms until the end. She was generous with her love, empathy, and compassion. She leaves a huge void for all who loved her. Please visit Jean’s personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Loaves and Fishes, food bank of your choice or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive; 375-2900