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Jean Elizabeth Atkinson

August 16, 1926 March 22, 2018
Jean Elizabeth Atkinson
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Jean Elizabeth (Shelton) Atkinson, 91, of Rolla, Missouri and formerly of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on March 22, 2018 at Rolla Health and Rehabilitation, Rolla, MO. Jean was born August 16, 1926 in Marionville, Missouri the daughter of Edward Hugh and Daisy (Carney) Shelton. She was married on April 5, 1958, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to James Monroe Atkinson who preceded her in death on September 14, 1990.
She was a graduate of Joplin High School and was employed for several years as Assistant Executive Director with the Missouri State Savings and Loan Office in Jefferson City. She was a member of New Bloomfield Christian Church where she served on the board, worked with Vacation Bible School, quilt making, and participated in the Ladies Fellowship from 1964 to 2002 when she became a member of Greentree Christian Church, Rolla, Missouri. She was a member of the Callaway County Slusher Club and of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 138, of New Bloomfield. Jean was also loved playing Bridge and was a member of several Bridge clubs in the New Bloomfield, Jefferson City and Rolla areas.
Jean was a wonderful cook and loved cooking for her family. She was a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend to so many. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and prayed especially for her family, friends, and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Hugh Carney Shelton, brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Isabella Rohls.
Jean is survived by two daughters, Jo Lynn (Wayne) Parry of Rolla, Missouri and Jan (Ken) Liebel of Crestwood, Missouri; six grandchildren, Dr. Sarah (Paul) Myers of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Rachel (Danniger) Smith of Champagne, Illinois, Caleb (Brittany) Parry of Sparta, Wisconsin, Dr. Leah Parry of Rolla, Missouri, Erik Liebel of Crestwood, Missouri, Kayla Liebel of Crestwood, Missouri; two great grandsons, Ephraim Smith and Isaiah Smith both of Champagne, Illinois; nieces Mary Lee (Rohls) Dohrendorf and Ginny (Rohls) Uber, both of Phoenix, Arizona; and sister-in-law Beverly Shelton of Jefferson City.
A funeral service for Jean Atkinson will be held at 10 am Monday, March 26, 2018 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment and committal service will take place at 2 pm Monday in the California City Cemetery in California, MO. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4-6 pm Sunday, March 25th at Null and Son.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Greentree Christian Church.


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