Jeanne Lee Achey age 62 of Sheldon, MO, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born May 2, 1956 in Grandview, MO to Dean and Shirley (Kessler) Baxter. She moved with her family to Nevada, MO in 1958 and stayed in the area throughout her life.
Jeanne graduated from Bronough High School and earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from MSSU in Joplin, MO. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she had worked at Freeman Health Systems in Joplin and Great West Insurance in Ft. Scott, KS. Devoted to her faith, she was an active elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church in Nevada. Jeanne’s family was incredibly special to her and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting, crochet, gardening and being out in nature.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Lynn Achey of the home; two daughters, Christine (Shawn) Messner, Carl Junction, MO, and Sandy (Chad) Jimerson, Carthage, MO; two step-daughters, Cora (Phillip) Solum, Carthage, and Sabra (Andrew) Bates, Warrensburg, MO; one son, Lonnie Friedli of Joplin; two step-sons, Nathan (Brandy) Achey, Neosho, MO and Matthew (Jessica) Achey, Lamar, MO; her parents, Dean and Shirley Baxter of Milo, MO; four brothers, Mark (Debbie) Baxter, Cottage Grove, MN, Mike (B.J.) Baxter, Sheldon, Melvin (Jan) Baxter, Silver Springs, Florida, and Daniel (Dilly) Baxter, Nevada,17 grandchildren, and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar with Greg Ferree officiating. Interment will follow at Hackney Cemetery, Southeast of Jasper, MO. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6-7pm at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested to the Youth Fund or Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church in Nevada.
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