Jean Medley

Jean M. Medley, 83, of Staples, passed away November 4, 2022, at Lakewood Care Center surrounded by loving family. 

Memorial services will be held Fri., November 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. 

Jean was born February 2, 1939, to Albert and Helen (Lloyd) Whitley in Minneapolis. She completed VoTech school and was employed as a food service worker at Methodist Hospital and the Staples Hospital for many years. Jean married Richard Medley on July 7, 1956 in Plymouth. In 1978, they moved to the Browerville/Staples area and have lived in the area ever since. 

Jean enjoyed camping, traveling, bird watching, gardening, watching auto racing and bowling. She was a past president of the Hopkins American Legion, was a member of the Staples Senior Citizens Club and a member of the local card club for over 30 years. 

Jean is survived by one  son Kyle; one daughter, Gloria; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Beihoffer and loved by many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard in 2014; one son, Mark and one brother, Dennis Whitley. 

Arrangements are by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. 

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