Jean Ruth Feasby
March 2, 1925 – June 12, 2020
It is with great sadness the family must share, at this time, the passing of our mother, Jean Ruth Feasby. She was born March 2, 1925 in Evanston, Illinois to the late Clarence Emerson and Ruth Albertine (Dubratz) Dwyer.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Edgar Feasby and brother, James Clarence Dwyer and sister-in-law, Nancy Dwyer.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverley Lyn Gilbert (Eric) and her son, Wayne Howard Feasby (Natali) and six grandchildren, David, Amanda, Laura, Justin, Leah and John and seven great-grandchildren. Jean was born in Illinois and lived most of her life in Dayton, Ohio. Upon marrying Howard, they lived in Burlington, Ontario and retired in Lexington, Kentucky, with a short move to Fort Myers, Florida, returning to Lexington. After the death of her beloved husband, she moved to Carmel, Indiana.
She was an interior decorator “extraordinaire”, with a long time commitment to the Decorator Showcase House in Lexington, raising funds for the Ombudsmen Society. She loved gardening and was a member of the Royal Botanical Gardens and was instrumental in starting the Griffin Gate Garden Club. She was a long time member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
She will be entombed in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Ohio on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested in Jean’s name to: Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, 3138 Custer Drive, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40517. Online condolences for Jean are available at www.leppertmortuary.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jean Ruth Feasby
June 30, 2020
Jean was a lovely and talented lady. She was respected and well loved by her extended family. After her dear husband Howard passed and she came to live near her daughter Beverley and family here in Carmel, Beverley and Eric took exceptional care of her mom for the remainder of Jean’s days. Jean I’m so glad you were near loving family for the past few years. You were blessed, as well as being a blessing to them. Rest in peace, beautiful Jean. With love, Libby
June 24, 2020
Mrs. Feasby was such a lovely, gracious person, and her family has my deep sympathy. We met when I was on Good Shepherd's clergy staff, at the time of Mr. Feasby's death. May they rest in peace together in God's radiant presence.
June 19, 2020
Both as a member of Good Shepherd and part of Decorators' Showcase with the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency, I knew and enjoyed time with Jean for many years. My last fun showcase with her was at Rose Hill in Wilmore KY. Howard was declining, but he would sit in the car and do Suduko's and bless his heart TAUGHT ME! I attended Howard's service at Good Shepherd. Later on visited Jean at Griffin Gate until her move to Indiana. Actually didn't realize she is a year younger than my mother (1925 vs 1924) because Jean, like mom was, so young in spirit and such fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Fondly, Alice Dehner
June 17, 2020
Jean and I worked together on a number of Decorator Showcases...co-chairing .we always enjoyed each other’s company and worked very well together. We worked hard but had fun and felt good about raising funds for the Nursing Home Ombudsman program of which I was a board member for 30 years. Howard was special also and we went out to dinner often. I have missed her since she moved to Carmel and know that you all will miss her very much. She was a true LADY and very talented. May memories of happy days be of comfort to you at this sad time. Love and prayers. Paula and Mike DeBoor
June 16, 2020
Jean was a delight to know as a founder of Griffin Gate Garden Club. So knowledgeable and helpful whether design in our garden, creating centerpieces for community dinners, helping staff for the decorator's showcase always accomplished with grace. Who will ever forget Jean's signature nail polish color?