Jeannie (Taylor) Easton

Jeannine (Taylor) Easton was born to Kenneth L. and Zelpha (Marriott) Taylor on February 5, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa. Being born at the beginning of the Great Depression, Jeannine would move across the country because her father worked as a carpenter at military installations.

Consequently, Jeannine attended schools in Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, and Indiana. Her folks finally settled in Indiana where she attended Heltonville Jr. High and Shawswick High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Roland (Biscuit) Easton in July 1948 and they became parents to four children, Richard Easton and wife Kevin of Louisiana, Eric Easton and wife Susan of Springville, Terry Roberts and husband Randy of Bedford area, and Sherry Umphress and husband Jerry of Bedford.

Jeannine loved being a mother and was very active in her children’s activities, band, sports, PTO, 4-H, she found being a grandmother an even more delightful role in life, showering her love and attention on Kaelyn (Blaze) Carmouche of Louisiana, Aaron (Amy) Wells of Florida, Tina (Nick) Langbeen of Arizona, Stephen (Ariel) Easton of Bedford, Brian (Camila) Roberts of Maryland, Amanda (Josh) Rollins of Bedford, Kelly Wilson of Indianapolis, and Kenna (Jason) Allender of Bedford. Then her world expanded to include great- grandchildren, Neioh and Zaeda Carmouche, Rayne, Haley, Amry, Kaden, Brody and Elsie Wells, Emmett and Elliott Easton, Molly and Maddy Langbeen, Simon, Joaquin, and Victoria Roberts, Cam, Carson, Carter Rollins, Michal Wilson, Drew (Aaron) Stewart, Luke, Emma, and Beau Allender.

Jeannine worked briefly at RCA in Bloomington, Hoosier Christian Village, and Fit For Life Spa. She filled her days with volunteer work in schools, church, and throughout her neighborhood. She was a skilled seamstress lavishing her talents upon her family and friends. Even as her health waned, she knitted and crocheted daily.

At 36 years of age, she gave her life to JESUS and never looked back. Her church was in her heart always and she sought whatever way she could convey God’s love to those around her.

Besides her children, she is survived by a sister, Paloma Kelley of Bloomington, a brother, Verl (Odie) Taylor of
Bedford, sister-in-law, Alice Gates of Illinois.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband of 60 years, one brother, Gary Taylor, brothers-in-law, Joe Gates, Frank Axsom, Bill Kelley, and one great-granddaughter, Cadence Rollins.

Jeannine’s heart always leaned toward young people, so according to her wishes friends and family are asked to consider Wonder Valley Christian Camp or Mt. Pleasant Christian Church youth group instead of flowers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Brother Jeff Huddelson, officiating, visitation will be held on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until service time at 6:00 p.m. at the church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

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