Jean M Yow

May 10, 1953October 5, 2020

Jean Marie Yow went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2020 with her family by her side.

Jeannie was born May 10, 1953 in Janesville, WI to Gerald and Geraldine Chamberlain.

Jeannie was an accounting clerk at Brazos Savings and then retired from Texas A&M Veterinary School after 20 years as an accountant.

She participated in many organizations at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church - Bible study, Mt. Calvary Rosary Guild, Women’s Guild, Meals on Wheels, and Perpetual Adoration. She enjoyed singing in the St. Joseph Folk group during Mass for many years.

If you knew Jeannie, you may have received one of her crafting projects, or she may have sent you a card or given you a handpicked gift for your birthday. She enjoyed making rosaries and packing scapulars to give away. You could find her quilting a beautiful blanket or playing Scrabble with her brothers or enjoying time at The Theatre Company. Being at the theatre made her feel close to her son, Chris, who had enjoyed acting and singing in many plays there. She loved family singalongs with Jim and Danny playing guitars and banjos. Jeannie also loved to travel, especially with Tom and Marcia.

Jeannie battled serious illness much of her life with great faith and courage. She believed strongly in the power of prayer. She was a thoughtful and generous woman.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved son, Chris Yow.

Jeannie is survived by her loving family: sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Frank Zemanek, brother Reverend Tom Chamberlain, sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Carl Cooper, brother Reverend Jim Chamberlain, sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Danny Borski, many cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, and lots of wonderful friends.

Per Jeannie’s request, please make donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


  • Tom Chamberlain, Brother
  • Jim Chamberlain, Brother
  • Marcia & Frank Zemanek, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Mary Jo & Carl Cooper, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Kathy & Danny Borski, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Numerous, Cousins
  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Gerald John Chamberlain, Father (deceased)
  • Geraldine Waldschmidt, Mother (deceased)
  • Chris Yow, Son (deceased)

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  • Per Jeannie’s request, please make donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church


  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020


    Friday, October 9, 2020


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Christy Overton

October 9, 2020

Dearest Jeannie (and family) - I am so, so sad to hear of your passing. You were like a second mom to me, and grandma to my children. I wish we had lived closer, but I will forever cherish the times we did have together, your stories and journeys with your family, and the unconditional love you gave us. You will be missed dearly.


Patti Wade

October 8, 2020

What a blessing it was to have know such a beautiful lady full of determination in life! Her talents, caring heart, love of singing And love of family, will be missed. Her sweet gleaming smile to that funny giggle when she caught on to a joke. I am blessed and honored to have known her and be part of our St Joseph Folk Group family with her. I have a happy heart knowing she is with her son and parents. Thank you Jeannie for your gifts and for always being a Warrior dealing with health issues. You have set many examples. You are forever loved and will be missed! Love and hugs!

Melanie Mattil

October 7, 2020

Jeanie always had a pretty smile. She also played handbells for a year. Heaven has gained an angel singing praises to our Lord!
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was so caring!


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