Jean Cloutier

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jean E. Cloutier, 87, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Minneapolis, daughter of Herbert and Ethel Beyer Burns. She and Philip Cloutier were married June 21, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. He passed away Feb. 9, 2001.

Jean was formerly a primary school teacher in Minneapolis and in LaGrange, Ky. She enjoyed art and was accomplished in watercolor, oil painting and pottery. Her talent was evident in the many ribbons and awards she received from displaying her work at area art exhibitions.

She was a member of the Art Guild in Cape Girardeau, Bowling Green, Ky., and Murray, Ky., and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.

Loving survivors include two sons, Raymond (Joyce) Cloutier of Bowling Green, Michael (Nancy) Cloutier of High Point, N.C.; two daughters, Anne (Kent) Johnson of Jackson, Susan Spies of Lansing, Kan.; two sisters, Elizabeth Roberts of Celina, Tenn., Ruth Ann Bagley of Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Parish prayers will be at 4.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. John Harth officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimer's Association or Deafness Research Foundation.

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