“Thank you for the thoughtful poem and forget-me-not seeds. I will plant them in my garden if it ever gets warm enough. What a great idea.
— A. W.
Jean E. Seneca
August 13, 1922 - October 23, 2012
Jean E. Seneca, nee Spangler, age 90, was born August 13, 1922 on her family’s farm in Plainfield, IL. On October 23, 2012, Jean passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, IL.
Jean is survived by her loving son, Kenneth (Tammy) Seneca and her grandchildren, Austin, Mackenzie and Aleka Seneca, all of Gibson City. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Frank Seneca in 1994; as well as her parents, Clarence and Helen Spangler and her sisters, Ione (the late Norman) Mueller and Shirley (the late Robert) Hintzsche.
Jean was a graduate of Plainfield High School, class of 1941. Jean was a lifelong member of the Plainfield Methodist Church where she married Frank Seneca in 1957. She enjoyed more than forty years working at the Plainfield National Bank as a teller where she took pride in knowing everyone in town and always balancing her drawer. She was a staunch Republican and took pride in participating in the democratic system. She spent hours keeping up on the political comings and goings. She was also an avid streamstress, taking pride in making her own clothes and drapes.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 27, 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Plainfield. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Plainfield Township Cemetery.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Jean’s life, memorials may be directed to the Gibson Area Hospital Annex Activities, 430 East 19th St, Gibson City, IL 60936.