Jeannine Patricia Churchill, 84, of Jamestown went to be with our Lord on Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014) at home surrounded by her loved ones.
Jeannine was born in Jamestown on April 18, 1930, daughter of the late Mary Ribbing Robare and Ivan Lewis.
Jeannine was a 1948 graduate of Jamestown High School, but spent part of her youth at the Tuberculosis Hospital in what is now the Job Corps in Cassadaga.
She was a stay-at-home mom for many years. When she did return to work she worked several jobs including the former Richmond Brothers Clothing Store, The Post-Journal, and as a home health aide for COI before retiring. She was a member of TOPS Club 721 for many years.
Jeannine was a selfless, understanding, and devoted mother who supported her children in every endeavor. She instilled a love of reading that they carry with them to this day in addition to the admiration and love of nature and animals.
She was married for 61 years to Michael P. Churchill who passed away June 21, 2014. She is survived by a son, Michael (Shelly) Churchill of Jamestown: a daughter, Sandy Churchill and her life partner Leslie Wallen of Jamestown: 3 grandsons: Christopher Churchill of Jamestown, Jason (Kristen) Churchill of Maryland and Andrew (Alisha) Churchill of North Carolina; three great-grandsons: Jack, Declan, Michael and the future arrival of baby Anna-belle; in addition she is also survived by her beloved cockatiel, Charlie.
Jeannine was preceded in death by her mother in 1974, her father in 1946 and her stepfather William in 1983. She also lost two sisters: Carol Petit Mulhaupt and Elona Grady; one brother, Jack Lewis; and Sam, a collie shepherd mix.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Deacon Samuel Pellerito of Holy Apostles Parish will officiate. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the funeral service at the Falconer Funeral Home. There will be no graveside service. Interment will be in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks the memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750 or any animal rescue of your choice.
Visit our website at www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.