Marjorie Jean Redburn, 84, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo.
She was born on March 24, 1928 in Elmdale, to William Earnest and Ethel Janetta Smith McVicker. On July 9, 1946 she married Harold E. Redburn in Erie.
She graduated as valedictorian from Elmdale High School and later attended Neosho County Community College.
Jean worked at Chanute Manufacturing as a drafting clerk, Ragan’s Department Store as an accounting clerk, and many years at Burlington Garment Factory. She retired as a sales clerk from Litwin’s Department Store. During her motherhood years she enjoyed painting, crafts, horseback riding, and caring for grandchildren. After her retirement she enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching birds and squirrels out of her windows.
She was involved in 4-H clubs where she was the leader of Best Yet 4-H Club for several years and Chanute Bit and Spur Club where she was an officer and member.
Jean is survived by her husband, Harold Redburn, of Chanute; sons, Gary Redburn and wife, Selma, of Las Vegas, Nev., Ron Redburn of Pheonix, Ariz., Richard Redburn of Paola; daughters, Sandy Redburn and companion Logan Curtis of Chanute, and Trish Thomas and husband, Brian, of Miami, Okla.; grandchildren, Melinda Witten and husband, Dennis ,of Chanute, Kevin Redburn of Las Vegas, Nev., Justin Redburn of Paola, Jake Redburn of Paola, Travis Ulrich of Wichita, Erik Redburn of Phoenix, Ariz., Nika Redburn of Phoenix, Ariz., Trace Redburn of Chanute, Shanna Bendrick of Las Vegas, Nev., Brandon Thomas of Miami, Okla., and Caleb Thomas of Miami, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Christopher Redburn of Pittsburg, Blaine McNeal of Chanute, Elyse Witten of Chanute, Tanner Bendrick of Las Vegas, Nev., Sydney Bendrick of Las Vegas, Nev., Cole Redburn of Las Vegas, Nev., and Cody Busby of Chanute; and one sister, Betty Sklenar of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son, Glen Scott Redburn.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 4 at the Big Creek United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Shaw Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Memorials in her name may be made to Big Creek United Methodist Church or Best Yet 4-H Club and may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com