Name: Jeannette Elizabeth (Baumgart) Humphrey
From: The Evansville Courier & Press,
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2005
Jeannette E. Humphrey, 95, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2005 at the Evansville Protestant Home.
Jeannette was a member of St. Benedict Cathedral and the Legion of Mary. She was a member of the Oblates of St. Benedict and a volunteer with the Little Sisters of the Poor and St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary.
Jeannette was president of the first girls' graduating class of Reitz Memorial High School. She taught nursery school for a number of years at Adath Israel and St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and remembered her three-year-old students fondly.
Her first loves were her Catholic faith, her husband Jimmy and their two daughters. But she always made room in her big heart for her extended family, long-term bridge club friends and long-time neighbors, and regarded them all with her clippings of clever and funny stories that she stored in her purse, ready for any appropriate occasion.
Jeannette is survived by daughters, Marjorie Angermeier and her husband, Wil, of Evansville, and Jean Wallace Leach and her husband, George, of Annandale, Virginia. Also surviving are grandchildren, David Angermeier of Geneva, Illinois, Marty Howard of Hatfield, Indiana, Tom Angermeier of Evansville, Mark Wallace of Birmingham, Alabama, Bradley Wallace of Quilota, Chile and Ann Wallace Woody of Ashburn, Virginia; step-grandchildren, Suzanne Ward of Atlanta, Georgia and Brian Leach of Shadyside, Maryland; 14 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.
Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James G. Humphrey Jr. in 2003; her parents, J. W. and Barbara (Kaffenberger) Baumgart; sisters, Irene McKenna, Virginia VerWayne Bettag McKenna and Mildred Ritz; and brothers, Edward, Arthur "Dots", Elmer and infant Stephen Baumgart.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 South Hebron Avenue. A private Mass for the family will be held on Sunday, January 16 at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be on Monday, January 17 in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor or St. Benedict Cathedral.
The family wishes to thank Southern Care Hospice and the Evansville Protestant Home for their gentle and professional care of our mother.