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Jean Ann McIntyre

July 11, 1940 — April 29, 2024

Kalamazoo

Jean Ann McIntyre died Monday, April 29, 2024 at Meilland Square Memory Care in Kalamazoo, MI.  She was born July 11, 1940 in Richmond, IN, the youngest daughter of Chauncey and Marcella (Brock) McNelly, graduated from Hagerstown High, attended Ball State and later Indiana University East, graduating with a Business Degree. 

After homemaking for her children, she returned to college to complete her degree, for which she was especially proud, then worked in accounting for employers in Richmond, IN, Colorado Springs, CO, Ft. Wayne, IN and Kalamazoo, MI, in support of her husband’s career moves.

Jean was known for her faith, her devotion to family, her love of music and sports, and her quick wit.  She was an active member of Hagerstown Congregational Christian Church, participating in choir and many committees.  She attended Gracespring Bible Church in her later years.  She made a solo pilgrimage to Israel after retiring, a lifelong wish.  She supported herself, her children and grandchildren financially in their educational pursuits, and was an ever-present fan at all their sports and other events she could attend.  She enjoyed traveling to attend musical, college and pro sports events with her family.

On July 24, 1959, she married David L. McIntyre in Hagerstown, IN, who preceded her in death. Surviving is a daughter, Carol (Martin) Ranly, granddaughter Claire (Kyle) O’Brien and great grandchildren Elaine and Neil O’Brien of Michigan, granddaughter Michelle (Drew) Imhoff of Michigan; two sons, Michael (Kristina) McIntyre and Kristina’s son, Jacob Dale of Oregon, and Bradley (Kimberly) McIntyre, granddaughters Ashley McIntyre and Shelby McIntyre of California; one sister, Janet (Marion) Culy of Pennsylvania; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will hold a private memorial service to honor David and Jean’s wishes, and extends their gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all who befriended and cared for her at Heritage Community of Kalamazoo and through Centrica Care Hospice.  Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Meilland Square Memory Care, c/o Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, 2300 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care, Richland Chapel. 

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