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Jean Mealey Slavin

February 25, 2021
Jean Mealey Slavin
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JEAN MEALEY SLAVIN, 98, of Resthave Home in Morrison, IL, died Thursday, February 25, 2021 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.

Due to the pandemic, there will be no visitation or funeral service. The family hopes to have a celebration of Jean’s life at a later date. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers or a memorial, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to either the Morrison Schools Foundation or the American Red Cross.

Jean was born and raised in Greenwich, NY, the only child of Clarence (Chip) and Ione (Wilson) Mealey. She was educated at Wheelock College in Boston, MA and also at Columbia University, New York City, NY. She first taught for four years in Schenectady, NY where she met the love of her life, James E. Slavin. They married February 4, 1950. Jim preceded her in death on June 9, 2001. She spent 71 years in Morrison where she and her husband moved as he helped start up the then fledging G.E. plant. Jean taught kindergarten at Union Grove School for 15 years. She was involved in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, the Morrison Hospital Auxiliary and the Morrison Women’s Club. She also served for many years as the Red Cross Bloodmobile coordinator and was a volunteer for Resthave Home. Her passions included socializing (parties!), ballroom dancing (which she taught), golf, tennis, traveling and even college basketball and football – especially Notre Dame.

She is survived by son Judge Tim Slavin and his wife, Ann, and their immediate family- Molly Slavin, her husband, John Larsen, and their son, Jack, all of Atlanta, GA and Maggie Slavin of NYC; daughter, Penny Carney, and her husband, Bill, of Denver, NC and their daughter, Kelly Carney, of Moline.

Jean was always grateful for her wonderful fulfilling life and the care she received at Resthave Home for the last four years of her life

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