Genevieve (Jean) Ann Noel
December 22, 2022 | View PDF
Genevieve (Jean) Ann Noel was born on May 8, 1936 on Uncle John Kitzke’s Farm southwest of Densmore, Kansas to John and Josephine (Glennemeier) Noel. Jean was the youngest of ten children. She passed away on December 12, 2022 at the Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney, NE at the age of 86.
When Jean and her sister Marcella started school, they stayed with Grandma Glennemier in Logan the first year. The next year Jean’s parents bought the Logan House Hotel and that was home for several years. Around the year 1947, Jean started taking tickets at the Theatre. Jean worked there till her mom sold the Hotel and bought the grocery store. Jean worked at the store and went back to work at the Theater at night selling popcorn.
On May 25, 1953, Jean married Leo Noel at St. John’s Catholic Church in Logan, Kansas, they started their married life on Leo’s Uncle Franks farm Northwest of Logan. All their children were born while living on the farm. Thomas Leo, Karen Sue, Catherine Ann, Anna Marie and David Paul. Catherine only lived a few hours.
When David started Kindergarten Jean started working at the Creamery till it closed. In October 1968 Jean went to work for Nola McClellan’s dry Goods Store. She worked there for ten years. January 15, 1979. Jean started a new job at the Hansen Trust and Foundation. Jean worked there till her retirement. In June of 1986 Leo and Jean bought the Liquor Store from the Jandera’s and ran it for six years. They closed the store and Leo retired.
Jean was a member of the North Star Home Demonstration Unit and the Logan Women’s Club. She was also a member of the St. John’s Ladies Guild and the Ralph DeFors American Legion Auxiliary.
Jean moved to Sidney ten years ago after Leo passed away to be closer to her Kids and Grandkids. Jean loved being around all the new babies and spoiling them.
Jean is survived by her children Thomas (Linda) Noel Sidney, NE, Karen (Floyd) Long Kimball, NE, Anna (Dale) Brophy Commerce City. CO and David (Brenda) Noel Sidney, NE. and 10 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by both her parents John and Josephine, her husband Leo, infant daughter Catherine, her brothers, Lawrence, Henry, Raymond, Joseph and sisters Louise, Agnes, Angeline, Rosemary and Marcella.
A Rosary service was held Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Logan Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Dec. 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. John Catholic Church, Logan, with Fr. Daryl Olmstead officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan Intergenerational Project in care of the Logan Funeral Home. P.O. Box 563, Phillipsburg, KS 67661.