Jeanne L. Blue, 67, of Grand Island, passed away May 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Mrs. Blue was born June 22, 1951, in St. Paul to Betty and John L. Jelinek.
On May 17, 1968, she married Kenneth J. Blue in Central City. Jeanne and her husband then moved to Oceanside, Calif., to finish out her husband’s time in the service. In 1969, they moved back to Nebraska. Jeanne worked for Delicious Foods, Treasure City, Parkside Nursing Home and Super 8 Motel.
In 1993, Jeanne and Kenneth moved to Pocatello, Idaho, due to the shop closing where Kenneth worked. Then, in 1997 they moved to Denver, Colo. In 2006, after Kenneth’s retirement, they moved back to Grand Island.
Jeanne was a great cook, well known for her homemade Runzas and potato salad. Jeanne always had family over for the holidays. She liked to collect Cabbage Patch dolls, porcelain dolls, Elvis Presley items, cups and saucers and humming-
Jeanne loved doing crafts of all kinds, going to bingo and playing slot machines. She enjoyed going to the park to feed the geese, ducks and squirrels. Jeanne also loved her cats which were very interesting. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She would make up fun boxes with lots of gifts in them.
Her family meant the world to her. She will be remembered as a very caring and giving person. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She loved her grandkids with all of her heart.
Survivors of her immediate family include her husband, Kenneth J. Blue; two sisters, Janet Smith and Bette Plummer; a brother, Jerry Jelinek; two daughters, Misti Phillis and Candi Hoselton; her grandchildren, Heather Dimmitt, Trisha Biberos, Kenneth Hoselton and Krystal Hitz; and her great grandchildren, Oden Biberos, Roger Biberos, Makenna Hitz, Tyler Hitz and Keira Hitz.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her father, John L. Jelinek; and a brother, John C. Jelinek.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.