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Jean Symonds
In Memory of

Jean E. Symonds

1929 - 2018

Obituary of Jean E. Symonds

Jean E. Symonds



Age 88, our loving mother, grandma, and great-grandma passed away June 11, 2018.  Born November 19, 1929 in Melvindale, MI.  Jean loved working jig saw puzzles and was called the “The Puzzle Lady”. She also loved to sew towels and diapers.  She always enjoyed playing the lottery and her trips to the casinos.  She was life member of the V.F.W. Post #671 Ladies Auxiliary. 

Surviving are her son, John (Ann) Symonds and their daughter, Erin E. Symonds; Son, Donald (Sandra) Symonds and their 3 children Nick (Rachel) Symonds, Chris Symonds, and Kim (Jake) Schultz; daughter, Gail (George) Shea and their 2 daughters, Tara Shea, and Julie Shea; son-in-law, John Spiece and his 2 daughters, Bonnie Spiece, and Kellie Spiece; 5 great-grandchildren, Alyse, Evelyn, Lucas, Mariska, and Wes; devoted sister, Wanda Mullins; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Andrist, and Katherine Smith; and many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard H. “D.R“ Symonds; daughter, DiAnn Spiece; parents, Mary & Charles Andrist;  sister, Betty Brewer; brother, James Andrist.

Services will be 12:00 Noon Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Lansing, with Dr. Steven Matthew officiating.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Jean. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.  Friends may visit the guest book at