Jean Templeton Sawtelle

January 17, 1927February 15, 2012

Jean Strong Templeton Sawtelle, 85, of Germantown, TN joined the Lord on Wednesday February 15, 2012. Jean was a Shelby County native graduating from Memphis Technical High and Memphis State University. Jean enjoyed many years as a square dancer and Memphis City Schools Teacher and was a member of Woodland Presbyterian Church. Jean leaves a daughter Ami Sawtelle of Maine son William Sawtelle, Jr. and daughter Patti Cole both of Shelby County; three grand children, Ashley Sawtelle, Robert Cole and Kimberly Cole and very dear friends Kirby and Winnie Cate and their children Lee, Mandy and Necci also of Memphis. The family requests memorials sent to Heifer International or the American Diabetes Association Visitation is Friday February 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar. The funeral service will also be held at Memphis Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 18 with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Whitten Road following. Online condolences and floral tributes may be made by visiting Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100


  • Visitation Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jean Templeton Sawtelle

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GInger Huffman Carter

February 26, 2012

Just found out about the passing of Mrs Sawtelle. She was a favorite of my father, William (Bud) Huffman. He often talked of her and thought highly of her.

February 24, 2012

Our prayers and sympathy are with you. We loved Miss Jean so much and enjoyed our time with her and Mr Bill.

God Bless,
Mike and Brenda Adams

Dick & Jo Jones

February 18, 2012

Patti and Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of Jean.

Bill McGroom

February 18, 2012

Patti, Will and Ami. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Your Mom and Dad were two of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of having as friends. I hope you can take solace in the fact they are now together again and with the Lord.

Steve Gabriel (Floied Fire Ext. retired )

February 18, 2012

Patti, I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD bless and comfort you

Katie Rhea Stokes

February 17, 2012

Some of my fondest memories of being a little girl revolve around visits and time spent with our next door neighbors, the Sawtelles. My prayers are with the many friends and family members who will surely miss Jean's presence in their daily lives.

Irene Hollingsworth

February 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.