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GILBERTSVILLE - Jean Elizabeth Marie Stebbins, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Oct. 10, 2017, at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Norwich.
She was born Sept. 24, 1930, daughter of the late Hans and Lillian Stensland in Oneonta.
Jean grew up and spent her early adult life in Gilbertsville.
Jean had two children, Carla and Robert, with husband, George Fitch. She later married John Stebbins in 1973. They and her children moved to Montana, Maine and Arkansas and returned to Gilbertsville in 1987.
Starting in 1992, for the next 22 years, she took great pride in helping care for her grandchildren as they grew and became young adults. In her later years, she enjoyed the campers with the campfires and music on summer evenings at the house.
She is survived by her son, Robert; son-in-law, B Jay; grandchildren, Benjamin, Levi, Chelsea and Devon; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by husband, John; daughter, Carla; siblings, Norman (Mike), Evelyn (Tess), Dorothy (Dot), Pauline (Tink) and John (Cork).
Special thanks to Rich and Linda, Joanne and Alan and Dave and Ronnie for all the help and support for Jean the last couple of years; and to Levi for his daily morning visits down to grama's and the weekly trips to take her to the grocery store.
Per Jean's request, there will be no calling hours or services.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.johnstonfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published on October 11, 2017
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