Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN


Jean Rule Saunders

July 1, 1934July 16, 2019

SAUNDERS, JEAN RULE - Age 85, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019. She is survived by her sister, Rose Charnock of Hendersonville, North Carolina and twenty-three nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Saunders; parents, Oscar Wilbur Rule and Elizabeth May Fersch; siblings, Maybelle Argie, Wilbur Oscar Rule, William Rule, Josef Rule, George Rule, Albert Rule, and infant twin brother, John Rule.

A native and lifelong resident of Knoxville, she was a graduate of the Class of 1953, Knoxville East High School. She taught private piano for fifteen years and served as a substitute teacher in Knox County Schools for twenty years. She was a member of Spring Place Presbyterian Church where she faithfully served as organist. The family would like to say a special thank you to Becky Russell, neighbor and friend for the care and compassion she demonstrated to Aunt Jeanie. The love and support that was shown by so many of her family and friends lifted her spirits and gave her strength. Her strong faith in her Lord and Savior carried her through to the end of her journey and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Spring Place Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment of ashes will be private. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International or The Mission of Hope Knox.


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Tom Pannell tapannell@msn.com

July 21, 2019

I remember Jean as a fellow classmate at East High School. I got to know her much better in recent years as a few classmates met once a month for lunch and reminisce about high school and keep up with news about the rest of our classmates. She always had a happy countenance. We will all miss her.

Laurette and Tom ARGIE

July 20, 2019

We will miss aunt jeanie very much. We went to see her all the time when we lived in Tn, how funny she was. What a very lovely lady she was inside and out. Miss and love her!! Sorry for your loss.

Laurette, Tom and kids

Susan Hux Cotter

July 19, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Miss Jeannie’s passing. She was my Sunday School teacher at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church. She was always very kind and loving. May our Heavenly Father comfort all of her family. Susan Hux Cotter

Judy Rule

July 19, 2019

John Self, D.C.

July 18, 2019

Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of a great person that I personally got to know as her chiropractic physician and friend for over 10 years.
Jean was absolutely a Joy to know. Her heart was pure as gold as she always shared her testimony about her love for the Lord and her church, her Jim, her precious family including her mother and daddy, brothers and sisters and Forest, many nieces and nephews.
She shared many precious memories with me, shared lots of great laughs, she loved the fact we both had July birthdays, and always had a Smile!
She is now healed and has joined all those who have gone before her and is in the arms of Jesus. Heaven has gained a Jewel!
My prayers will be with your family in the days to come. Love and peace to all of you.

Marsha Self

July 18, 2019

She will be missed by all of us at Self Health and Wellness Center. She was always cheerful and we enjoyed our laughs and letters she would share with us that her husband wrote her while they courted. She truly loved her family members and I know is enjoying being with the ones who were waiting for her in heaven.

Treva Miller

July 18, 2019

I had the prevelidge of getting to know Jean.She was a fun loving person.We shared alot of laughter at Self Health and Wellness Center.I will truly miss her smiling face.