Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jean Greiner (Briggs) Lovett

Jean Greiner Lovett, age 97, of Shelby, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Shelby Pointe.

Jean was born February 21, 1915 in Rochester, NY to the late James Albert and Georgiana (Greiner) Briggs. She was a 1933 graduate of Toledo Whitmer High School and was a former employee of Toledo Scales and Woodville Lines. Jean was the oldest member of Trilby United Methodist Church in Toledo where she played the organ and piano for many years. She was very active in an African violet garden club in Toledo, was an avid bird watcher, and enjoyed growing irises.

Jean is survived by her children: Gary (Gretchen) Lovett, of Reading, MI, Carolyn (David) Martin, of Corning, NY, Jane Christie Sanzi, of Reading, MI, Barbara Fugate, of Shelby; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Lovett, in 1987, and her son-in-law, Charles Fugate, in 2002.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 1 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Shelby. The Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to Shelby First United Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Name: :John & Colleen Ball
    Your Condolence Message::Many years ago
    we spent many fun filled days with
    Jean and Jesse as National Life employees. Great
    memories of better times with some of the finest
    folks we ever knew. So very sorry for your loss.
    Two days ago we were driving on Boydson and
    mentioned that is where Jean and Jesse lived.
    God Bless.
    Name: :mike schnapp
    Your Condolence Message::So sorry!
    I always considered you as cousins.
    But the last time I saw Gary, he didn’t even remember the name. Right out of
    high school (1959-60) I worked for the state highway dept. I remember
    stopping in at a restaurant for lunch and Barb was working there. We chatted
    and the guys on the crew thought she was very hot . . . and she was! They
    bugged the driver to go back every day, but I think during the entire summer
    we only returned once and I think Barb was off when we returned, much to the
    disappointment of the crew. Carolyn, I can close my eyes and still see your
    class picture with the pixie-type cut.
    Retired from the Blade in 2001. God Bless you all!
    To The Family of::Jean LovettYour Name: :Bob &Carolyn Kieswetter
    Your Condolence Message::I remember
    some very good times playing cards with my folks, Jean & Jesse, Carolyn
    & Dave. It was always such a fun time. All of you will miss her greatly,
    especially after all her many years with you. Our prayers and thoughts go
    out to all of the family.
    To The Family of::Jean LovettYour Name: :Ed (Skip) Papenfuse
    Your Condolence Message::I have fond memories
    of Aunt Jean and Uncle Jesseas well as the fun times with the whole family.
    She was the last of Mom’s (Ruth’s) generation of
    cousins who kept in touch
    among themselves and did so much for us
    and for their parents. As I sit here with the
    grandchildren, listening to the chatter about
    shared video games, the memories of play times
    with the cousins and Aunt Jean’s comforting
    kindnesses come flooding back. Love to her
    and to all those now scattered cousins
    wherever they might be

    Your Name: :Carol Schuch
    Your Condolence Message::Our family
    has many wonderful memories of Jean and Jess when they lived on Boydson
    Drive, especially his beautiful garden and her lovely quilts. They were very
    kind neighbors.

    To The Family of::Jean Lovet
    tYour Name: :Pat KeenYour
    Condolence Message:
    I have many fond memories of Jean from Shelby Pointe
    (Heritage Care Center). We had good times together playing BINGO,
    discussions, etc.

    Jean loved to sing the old hymns and had her special seat for BINGO.

    Jean enjoyed going to her daughter’s house and being with family.

    Her love for birds was also seen with all the feeders the family provided
    for her enjoyment.

    She will be missed dearly. A very sweet and lovely lady.

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