Jeanne Lee Achey

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Jeanne Lee Achey

May 02, 1956 - June 03, 2018

Jeanne Lee Achey Jeanne Lee Achey, age 62, of Sheldon, Mo., passed away at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born May 2, 1956, in Grandview, Mo., to Dean and Shirley (Kessler) Baxter. She moved with her family to Nevada, Mo. in 1958, and stayed in the area throughout her life.
Jeanne graduated from Bronough High School and earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from MSSU, in Joplin, Mo. In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she had worked at Freeman Health Systems, in Joplin, and Great West Insurance, in Ft. Scott, Kan. Devoted to her faith, she was an active elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church, in Nevada.
Jeanne's family was incredibly special to her and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed knitting, crochet, gardening and being out in nature.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Lynn Achey, of the home; two daughters, Christine (Shawn) Messner, Carl Junction, Mo., and Sandy (Chad) Jimerson, Carthage, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Cora (Phillip) Solum, Carthage, and Sabra (Andrew) Bates, Warrensburg, Mo.; one son, Lonnie Friedli, of Joplin; two stepsons, Nathan (Brandy) Achey, Neosho, Mo., and Matthew (Jessica) Achey, Lamar, Mo.; her parents, Dean and Shirley Baxter, of Milo, Mo.; four brothers, Mark (Debbie) Baxter, Cottage Grove, Minn., Mike (B.J.) Baxter, Sheldon, Melvin (Jan) Baxter, Silver Springs, Fla., and Daniel (Dilly) Baxter, Nevada;17 grandchildren; and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Daniel Funeral Home, in Lamar, with Greg Ferree officiating. Interment will follow at Hackney Cemetery, southeast of Jasper, Mo. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 6, from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions are suggested to the Youth Fund or Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church, in Nevada.
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