Jeanne Elaine Henshaw

                                                      ┌── James Elmer Henshaw
                                                      │    1867-1956 
                         ┌── Donald Gilmore Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1904-1978               │
                         │                            └── Ida Mae Combs
                         │                                 1877-1926 
Jeanne Elaine Henshaw ───┤
B: 1925                  │                            ┌── William O. Mitchell
D: 2006                  │                            │
                         └── Daisy May Mitchell ──────┤
                             c1902-1971               │
                                                      └── Grace M. Wright
M: Eugene F. Witeck

Jeanne Elaine Henshaw     [ID 13936] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Jeanne Elaine Henshaw1,2 [Jean E. Henshaw3].

Born Jan 18 1925, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa.3,4,5  

She married Eugene F. Witeck.5  

Jeanne Elaine Henshaw died Dec 30 2006, at her home, Alterra Wynwood, Richland, Washington; age 81.4,5  

Jeanne's death was noted in the "Tri-City Hearld" (Kennewick, Washington) on Monday, January 1, 2007:4

Jeanne E. Witeck

Jeanne E. Witeck, 81, of Richland, died Saturday at Alterra Wynwood in Richland.  

She was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, and lived in the Tri-Cities for 20 years.  

She was a retired sales clerk.  

Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne's obituary was published in the "Tri-City Hearld" (Kennewick, Washington) on January 4-5, 2007:5

Jeanne E. Witeck

Richland, Wash.  

Einan's Funeral Home

Jeanne E. Witeck passed away December 30, 2006 at her home at Alterra Wynwood, Richland, Washington.  She was 81 years old.  She was born in Fort Madison, IA to parents Don and Daisy Henshaw on January 18, 1925.  She graduated from Fort Madison High School June 1942.  

Jeanne was married to Eugene F. Witeck for 25 years and even though they divorced, she remained positive and thoughtful of their years together.  

She was a retired retail sales clerk for Mervyns for many years and worked as a grocery checker, telephone operator, and telephone answering service representative.  

She was also a security screener at John Wayne Airport in California.  

Upon coming to Richland, Jeanne was active in the Richland Newcomers and Contact Helpline organizations.  

Always an 'amazing trooper' in her failing health, Jeanne loved getting together with her family at holiday dinners and special events.  

She loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and wanted them all to know how much she loved them and how proud she was of them.  

She was also very proud of her sons and their accomplishments and purpose in life.  

A very direct, honest, and fun person, Jeanne had many fun times with her friends at her home at Alterra Wynwood and also with her bridge club pals.  She will be missed by all.  

Jeanne is survived by her sons, Donald E. Witeck, Charleston, SC; Mark J. Witeck, M.D., Kenosha, WI; Steven J. Witeck, (Wife, Tracy), Kennewick, WA; Grandsons: Christopher S. Witeck (wife Jen); Jason Witeck (wife Lauren); Granddaughters: Erica B. Barclay (husband Chad); Shannon Gregory (husband Bennet); and five great-grandchildren: Ally, Katy, Carter, Casey and Corinne 'We'll miss you Great-Gramma Jeanne but know you'll feel better in Heaven.'  

Jeanne was preceded in death by: parents: Don and Daisy Henshaw; brothers: Dean Henshaw, Norm Henshaw; and Son: Patrick L. Witeck.  

Viewing is Friday, January 5, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. until after the funeral service which begins at 6:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA.  

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  1. Contribution from Alice Daniels ().
  2. Contribution from Jeanne Elaine (Henshaw) Witeck.
  3. 1930 census, 2nd Ward, Fort Madison, Madison Twp., Lee County, Iowa; roll T626-664, ED 22, page 4B, line #85, dwelling #91, family #125.
  4. Death of Jeanne E. Witeck; "Tri-City Hearld", Jan 1 2007:
  5. Obituary of Jeanne E. Witeck; "Tri-City Hearld", Jan 4-5 2007:

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