Jeanne E. Colwell, 78 of Myakka City, Florida passed away at home on January 2, 2020.
Born January 25, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to Harry M. and Elva C. Barlow, she graduated from Hillsdale College in 1963 with a BA in early childhood education. She taught in Michigan and in Bradenton. In 1974, she moved to Bradenton and started a 30 year teaching career at Palma Sola and Stewart Elementary. She specialized in teaching children who were English Speakers of Other Languages. In 2003, she was teacher of the year at Stewart Elementary. Jeanne was an active member of the Manatee County Retired Educator Association as well as being President of the Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation and the Deanery Director of the Manasota Diocesan Episcopal Church since 2014. She was also a former member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla #81. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Annmarie Colwell, and her granddaughters Natalie and Caitlin. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Richard J. Kelly, and her parents, Harry and Elva Barlow.
Funeral Services and Burial will be Saturday, January 25th at 11:00 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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