March 11, 1922 – February 12, 2020
Jeanette Crnko departed this life for her heavenly home on February 12, 2020, at St. Luke’s Woodlands Hospital. Jeanette was born to Thomas A. and Alice Hull Nelson on March 11, 1922, near Nacogdoches, TX. The family moved to Sudan, TX, for a few years, then returned to east Texas near Beckville. The search for better job opportunities brought her to Houston in the early ‘40’s. Eventually, during WWII, she went to work at Hughes Tool Company as a welder on drill bits where she met the love of her life, John Crnko. They enjoyed 57 years of marriage before his death. After 25 years at Hughes Tools, Jeanette retired. Then, she enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, gardening, sewing, and entertaining. She and John enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. They were members of Lazybrook Baptist Church. Jeanette enjoyed playing “42,” time with her Ladies Lunch Bunch, eating boiled crawfish, and watching the Houston Rockets. She was fiesty, fun-loving and fabulous, and she was loved by many. Jeanette is predeceased by her parents, her husband, John, and 11 siblings and their spouses. She is survived by her sister June Jones Saxon, and numerous nieces, nephews, and their children and special friends Max and Dottie Koehler, Ada Tomczak and Dorothy Cloud.
- Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2020
- Committal Service Friday, February 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
My sweet Aunt Jeanette was a lot of fun. She always had a story that made me laugh. She was the best hostess and a good cook. She gave me some beautiful plants from her yard. Aunt Jeanette was thirty years older than I was, but twice as active. I loved her very much and wish I would have spent more time with her.