ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Jean Brazelton, Visit the 'Life' page to read about how we will remember her. We would love to hear your thoughts and memories too. Please visit the 'Stories' page of this website or leave a tribute below to be sure her memory lives on forever.
Posted by Jo Schminke on May 3, 2021
Jean &chuck have been our best friends since High School. Our children went to same school and church together growing up. We celebrated reunions New Years lots of dances. Chuck love to dance.
So many fun times. We shared the good times and the heartaches.
In our midlife we had a standing Fri.night
date and enjoyed each other company.
In our retirement years we both got a place on Barkley lake. Indian point.
We were there 12 years. Made some wonderful Ky. Friends. We both cherished their friendship. We enjoyed our grandchildren together.They loved hooking up the pontoons boats . So many fun times. In later years we visited often
and enjoyed each other.
My heart is hurting, but I know she is with her beloved Chuck.
Will always remember her wonderful smiles and big hugs.Feel so grateful for all
many years of friendship and wonderful memories we had together.
To Dennis Sheri Ronnie and all the family
we send our forever love and prayers to you and big hugs.❤

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Posted by Jo Schminke on May 3, 2021
Jean &chuck have been our best friends since High School. Our children went to same school and church together growing up. We celebrated reunions New Years lots of dances. Chuck love to dance.
So many fun times. We shared the good times and the heartaches.
In our midlife we had a standing Fri.night
date and enjoyed each other company.
In our retirement years we both got a place on Barkley lake. Indian point.
We were there 12 years. Made some wonderful Ky. Friends. We both cherished their friendship. We enjoyed our grandchildren together.They loved hooking up the pontoons boats . So many fun times. In later years we visited often
and enjoyed each other.
My heart is hurting, but I know she is with her beloved Chuck.
Will always remember her wonderful smiles and big hugs.Feel so grateful for all
many years of friendship and wonderful memories we had together.
To Dennis Sheri Ronnie and all the family
we send our forever love and prayers to you and big hugs.❤
her Life

A lifetime of great memories

On Tuesday April 27, 2021 at the age of 82 our cherished and sassy mother, grandmother, and great grandmother left this world to join her beloved husband, Chuck. Fannie (don’t tell her we told you) Jean Brazelton was born on November 14, 1938 to Leonard and Ruby Jackson Cash. Jean spent her early years in Clay, KY with her Aunt Cory where her love for music and dream of being a Rockette began. At the ripe old age of 13 she got her first job as a car hop at Dog n Suds and became a big sister for the first time to Cindy, closely followed by Paula and Phyllis. She and Paula remained close until the very end.

She attended Central High School where she met the love of her life, her lifelong friends Josephine & Donnie Schminke and graduated in 1957. Chuck and Jean married on October 12, 1957. They did everything together and there isn’t a story worth telling that doesn’t include the other one. They raised three children Dennis, Ronnie, and Sheri. When the kids were younger, she was always there as the full time cook, maid, seamstress and caregiver. As the kids got older Jean worked outside the home at Chandler State Bank, Arkla Furnace, and Karges.

Jean used her sewing superpowers to make everything from bellbottom jeans to Halloween costumes and seat covers for the pontoon boat. She enjoyed listening to her grandchildren perform music, watching Wheel of Fortune, cooking, playing cards and having a laugh with friends and family especially if she was at the lake.

'Mean Jean' was left-handed enjoyed Diet Dr. Pepper, Bloody Marys, Cheetos, carrot salad from Chic Fila, and going to Cracker Barrel, so long as there was a pull through for the trailer. She loved to cook and while she never lived out her dream of being a short order cook at the Waffle House, she did make the best damn fried chicken and pecan pie around. She shared her love for cooking with her grandchildren by rolling out dumplings with them every Thanksgiving.

Jean may have been the only woman stubborn enough to be married to Chuck. She was deeply proud of her family and would tell anyone who would listen how talented her grandchildren are. She loved God and her church family and while she may be another COVID statistic to the rest of the world and it is hard and sad for us to say goodbye we’re comforted knowing that she’s reunited with husband and at peace.

In keeping with Jean's wishes there will be no formal memorial service. If you would like to show your love and support, donate to the charity of your choice, or perform a random act of kindness because like Jean said, “Be nice or go away”.
Recent stories
Shared by Lori Swonder on May 3, 2021
“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal....
Love leaves a memory that no one can steal”

May the wonderful memories and Blessing that you have of your parents and grandparents provide the Brazelton family solace knowing that Miss Jean is resting peacefully in the arms of our Lord. 
And she is reunited with Chuck! 
it was a pleasure to know them!

Sad  to see all of my parents friends go.....
~until you meet again!!!
my prayers are with you all
Shared by Natalie Green on May 3, 2021
I knew Chuck and Jean from our time at Indian Point Campground together. I remember they always went together, you couldn’t say Chuck without saying Jean and you couldn’t say Don without saying Jo! I loved going to Chuck and Jean’s camper to check their outdoor cushions Jean sewed because they’d always make sure there was money in them for us to find. Jean made mudslides one time and made sure I had a kid version and I thought she was so cool. Chuck and Jean (and Don & Jo of course) came to my wedding in 2016 and I was so thankful they made the trip. I got to dance with Chuck and his cigar at the reception. I have always thought the world of Jean and know she will be deeply missed by all who love her.