September 22, 1933 - January 2, 2019
Jean Elizabeth Tibbits, 85, of Williamsburg, formerly of Lewiston and Saginaw, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019, in Traverse City after her long battle with COPD. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Jean was the daughter of the late William T. and Otellia (Mynarova) Kulow of Carrollton, Michigan. Jean’s husband of 65 years Keith A. Tibbits, Sr., son Keith A. Tibbits, Jr., (Lt. Col., USMC, and graduate of the United States Naval Academy), and siblings Silvia (Linus “Len”) Countegan, Marjorie (Sanford) Black, Sally (Kenneth) Krueger, and Richard (Kathryn “Kate”) Kulow preceded her in death. Jean was a wonderfully loving and efficient housewife, bank teller, and antique shop manager. She enjoyed reading, camping, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, trivia games, spending time with family and friends, and cheering for the Detroit Tigers. She is survived by her son Jeffrey (Christine) Tibbits of Cedar, daughters-in-law Michelle Ryan Tibbits (TX) and Karen (Larson) Tibbits (SC); granddaughters Ashley (Todd) Huff (TX) and Kelsey Williams (OK); grandsons AJ (Ashley) Tibbits, Hayes Huff, and great-grandson Hayden Huff (all of TX); siblings Kenneth (Lila) Kulow, William A. (Penny) Kulow, and many nieces and nephews in the Saginaw area. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place. Jean’s immediate family will hold a private memorial service for her in northern Michigan later this summer. Arrangements were entrusted to the Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home of Kalkaska. Condolence messages can be sent via our website: wolfeoneill.com . Per Jean’s wishes, in lieu of sending flowers, Jean asked for friends and family members to donate generously to any of the following organizations: the American Lung Association, the COPD Foundation, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Thank you and God bless you!
Jean Elizabeth Tibbits, 85, of Williamsburg, formerly of Lewiston and Saginaw, Michigan, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2019, in Traverse City after her long battle with COPD. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her many... View Obituary & Service Information
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