April 15, 1932 – May 14, 2020
Jean Sheffer, 88, of Little Rock, died May 14, 2020. Born April 15, 1932 in Lonoke, Arkansas, she was the daughter of James and Venia Parker Havens. Jean graduated from Lonoke High School, and secretary to Governor Winthrop Rockefeller for many years, served as office manager for President Bill Clinton when he was associated with the Wright, Lindsey, and Jennings Law Firm. Later, she was associated with Bailey Properties in Little Rock. She was of the Baptist faith. Jean loved her family dearly and will be remembered for her kindness to others. She enjoyed model airplane contests and animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Betty Lott and Joyce Leonard; brothers, Donald Havens and Larry Havens. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jack Sheffer, of Little Rock; daughter, Vickie Gann (Rick) of Bryant, Arkansas; sister, Faye Hill (Larry) of Conway, Arkansas; brothers, Paul Havens (Jeanine) of Conway, Arkansas, Jimmy Havens, of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and Leon Havens (Janie) of Greenbrier, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street, Little Rock (501) 661-9111 with Rev. Ben Leonard officiating. Interment will be private at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the funeral home.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Linda Jarboe Vogan
May 20, 2020
Vicky: My memories of Jean and our time we spent together as roommates and best friends are
The most precious and absolutely
the time in my life I most cherish .
She was sweet, smart, fun, and beautiful. So genuine. I thought of Jean, you, Tracy, Suzette, Gigi as “our” family. We had a forever friendship . I hate this “thing” that is keeping us all separated. Prayers for Jack. Love you forever. Linda
May 20, 2020
I remember your mother and the fun and good memories we shared as members of EWI. I represented Stephens Inc and she Bailey Properties. She was a lovely lady and I know she will sorely missed by all who loved her.
May 19, 2020
I am so saddened about the loss of your parents. I live in the neighborhood and used to meet up with your parents when they walked in the park. What a sweet couple. Your Mom was such an elegant lady! Your Dad was the feisty one and would not tolerate bad behavior of people and dogs on their walk!
Your Dad designed a closet for our home and we still refer to it as ‘Jack’s closet’.
Please accept out heartfelt condolences.
JoAnne and John Wilson
May 19, 2020
Jean was such a beautiful person, inside and out. It was a true pleasure working with her at Bailey Properties. She was always quite the lady. My condolences to the family. Heaven has gained an angel.