Jean Michaelean Inman, 77, peacefully went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2021 at Good Samaritan Betty Dare facility in Alamogordo, NM. Jean was born on August 23, 1943 in Buckley, MI in Grant Township to Michael William Weber and Ella Mae Weese.
Jean was born on the family farm. She attended Buckley High School where she was a champion in basketball. She worked many jobs throughout her life, but her dream was to own her a business. She owned and ran the snack bar in Timberlane’s Bowling Alley for many years. After selling the business, she opened a secondhand shop which specialized in antiques and enjoyed a new life.
Jean was very devoted to her children and family. She always had enough food to share with anyone who would need a meal. Jean enjoyed life. She had many hobbies, including crocheting, sewing, and gardening. Her most treasured hobby, however, was learning the craft of weaving traditional black ash splint baskets. She was proud to learn the craft from her ancestral tribe of the native Ottawa people. She loved to sit outside and visit with friends and family. Family gatherings and a good poker game were always in her top ten favorite activities. She loved to go yard sale shopping and find that diamond in the rough of a good deal.
Jean always loved a good joke. One of her favorite holidays was April Fool’s. She loved spending time with her grandkids. Once when Rosemary and Mikayla said “Grandma, we’re bored,” she put them to work rolling cigarettes for her! Chris II loved spending time at her camp to hang out, BBQ, and sit around the fire. When he was young, Jean would tease Matthew, saying “Grandma is so stinky” and then she would make him smell her armpits. Nonetheless, he would always tell her “you’re not stinky, Grandma.”
She always had something she made herself to send home with each grandchild every time she saw them. Jean loved all kinds of music, but her favorite was classic country and Elvis Presley. When she moved to New Mexico from Michigan to live with Tina and Mark, we bought her a life size cutout of Elvis Presley. She kept Elvis in her bedroom for years. She would wake up and get startled that a man was there until she realized it was Elvis! She would get a kick out of other people getting spooked by her Elvis. One time Matthew called thinking that someone was in her room and another time Tina walked in, saw the silhouette and screamed.
Jean loved to dance. We have many memories of her teaching her kids and grandkids her favorite moves. Even in her seventies, she was still hitting the rug whenever she could. Jean was always a kindhearted person. She always wanted to help others. She helped her son Chris after his accident for many years until she could no longer take care of him or herself anymore. She moved to New Mexico during her later years. She grew to love the Sacramento Mountains and watching gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. She still made many new friends, went to her first ever rodeo, and even went to see Charlie Pride in concert with these new friends.
Jean will be greatly missed by anyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. She had an unwavering faith in our Lord and she believed we will all be together again someday.
Survivors include: her children Chris Robert Steinberg, of Long Lake Township, MI, Tina Jean Woller and her husband Mark Allan Woller of Alamogordo, NM, her sister June Tipton of Portage, MI, her grandchildren Chris Robert Steinberg II and wife Adriana Teresa of Austin, TX, Matthew Brandon Woller of Alamogordo, NM, Rosemary Ellana Woller of Vail, CO. Mikayla Jean Johnson and husband Jeremiah James Johnson of Albuquerque, NM, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father Michael William Weber and Mother Ella Mae Weber, brothers Edward Weber, Michael Weber and Fred Weber, sisters Julia Gauthier and Joyce Newman.
A graveside service only for Jean Michaelean Inman will be held at St Mary’s of Hannah in Buckley, MI on May 29, 2021 at 1PM.
A celebration of her life will take place later that day at Long Lake Friends Church in Long Lake, MI. at 2:30PM.
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