Dortha Jeanne (Baird) Jessup

Born: Tue., Jan. 29, 1924
Died: Fri., Dec. 31, 2010


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jan. 22, 2011

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 Dortha Jeanne Jessup

January 29, 1924 – December 31, 2010



Dortha “Jeanne “Jessup, 86, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010 in Memorial Hospital.  Dortha was a resident of Healthwin Specialized Care Facility, South Bend, for the past six years.  She was very happy there and was treated with dignity and respect.  Dortha was born January 29, 1924 in Edwardsburg, MI to the late Wilamena (Kowalski) and Ray Baird.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Armond and Walter Baird and a sister, Delores Dunn.  Dortha went by “Jeanne” most of her life.  In 1942 she married Raymond J. Williams who preceded her in death in 1950.  She had three children with Raymond, Larry, Lora, and Douglas.  Douglas and her son in law, Richard Koons preceded her in death in 2006.  Jeanne married John J. “Jack” Jessup, Jr. in 1961 and their son Todd was born in 1963.  Jack had four children from a previous marriage, John, JoAnn, Janice, and Judith.  Jack preceded Jeanne in death in 1995.  Surviving Jeanne are Larry (Sharon) Williams, Lora Koons, Todd (Amanda) Jessup, John Jessup, Janice (Tim) Donahue, JoAnn Jessup and Judy (Tom) Kasczowski; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and three nieces, Diana Rose, Linda Wescott and Wendy Kidwell.  Jeanne worked as a waitress for many years in Niles at the Pickwick Club and in South Bend at the Lido and The Loft restaurants.  Upon Jeanne’s marriage to Jack she became an avid sports fan.  She especially followed golf, baseball, and football.  Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. where the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Family and friends are invited to join in celebrating Jeanne’s memory at the PNA Club at 2401 W. Western Ave., South Bend, phone (574) 233-0880.  E-mail condolences may be left at  


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Kathy (Tabbert) Van Lue
   Posted Mon January 17, 2011
Dear JoAnn and family,

I was sorry to hear about the passing of your step-mother. I know it has been many years since we have seen each other, but have fondly remembered you as a great friend while we attended Pucker Street School. God bless you all at this time. Would love to hear from you when you are up to it. Take care.

Kathy (Tabbert) Van Lue
P.O. Box 368
New Carlisle, Indiana 46552