Jeanette "Jean" E. Kugley

February 19, 1921December 30, 2020

Jeanette “Jean” Kugley, 99, passed away Tuesday December 29, 2020 at her son’s home. Jean was born February 19, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Bertha (Mauge) and Henry Helman Lexow. Jean was a graduate of Lindbloom High School.

On April 27, 1940 she married Walter V. Kugley. Mr. Kugley passed away on April 23, 1992. Jean worked at Delco in Chicago & Kokomo. She retired after 30 years of service. During the time Jeanette lived in Kokomo, she was member of the First Christian Church. She was also a member of U.A.W. Local 292 and the Women’s Indiana State Bowling Association. During Jean’s life, she loved being with her family. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening, crocheting & reading.

Jean is survived by a daughter, Judith E. Popp & her husband Jim of Monee, IL, a son, Ronald W. Kugley & his wife Carol of Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Jim (Chris) Popp, Jon (Sharon) Popp, Jennifer (Phil) Serrano & Jason (Katie) Popp all of Illinois. Ron (Mary) Kugley of Tipton, IN. Craig (Shannon) Kugley of TN and Sabrina (Brian) Gilbert of West Lafayette, IN. She also is survived by 16 great grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son & daughter-in-law Vic & Nancy Kugley; one grandson, Ken Kugley; five sisters, Doris Novak, Helen Gardner, Mildred Raun, Delores Rickey & Betha Straubing and a brother, Harold Lexow.

Private funeral services will Tuesday January 5, 2021, 1:30 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary and Cremation Center Webster Street in Kokomo. Her funeral service will be streamed live on Ellers Facebook page starting at 1:25pm. Pastor Jeff Sexton will officiate.

Burial rites will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be held in Monee, IL at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to American Stroke Foundation 6405 Metcalf Ave. Ste. 214 Overland Park, KS 66202


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Jennifer Serrano

January 5, 2021

Love her so ❤

Jennifer Serrano

January 5, 2021

Gramma loved music and dancing. One of my favorite memories is when Gramma would come for a visit to Chicago and she would play music with her sisters. They gather at my parent's home with their instruments and play for hours. When they were done playing they would talk about when they were younger and all went to "the dances" together. What great group of women they were! ❤❤

Alyssa Popp

January 5, 2021

In loving memory of my sweet great grandmother Koko ❤️

Sandra Tressler

January 4, 2021

My family come down from Chicago the same as Wally and Jean in the early 60. So sorry about your loss.
Sandra Woida-Tressler

Christina Popp

January 3, 2021

Beautiful grandmother ❤️

Teri Wides

January 2, 2021

Auntie Jean was my second mom. When Vic was young, I would come from from school in the winter and go to Auntie's until mom got home from work. Auntie would always have warm butterscotch pudding waiting for me. May she rest in peace with all the family that preceded her. Love always, Auntie. Teri