Jean Stedman 1941-2017
Barbara “Jean” Stedman passed away on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Florida.
Jean was born on Sept. 9, 1941, to Bernard Edward and Ileta Ethelyn (Neiberger) Holthaus in Baileyville and was raised in a loving family on a dairy farm.
She married RJ Stedman on Oct. 17, 1959, at St. James Catholic Church, Wetmore, and they had three beautiful children: Shelley Stedman, Lisa Yingling (Dick) and Ben Stedman (Lynn). After RJ’s passing in 2006, Jean moved to Florida and married Roy Wainwright, who has also passed on.
Jean spent a large part of her life traveling the world as a result of RJ’s job, and they lived in several states and foreign countries. Upon RJ’s retirement, they settled in Wetmore, and Jean established her own tax business. After many years, she sold that business and worked for the local telephone company until her retirement.
Jean was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Robert, Henry and Carl; and her sisters Mary Ann and Patricia. She is survived by her children, Shelley, Lisa and Ben; her grandchildren, Patrick Redmond (Emily) and Kathryn Redmond; and her great-grandson Wyatt Redmond.
It was Jean’s request that she be cremated and her remains be interred in Wetmore. A memorial will be held in Kansas at that time.