Jean (Barrow) Bone

August 20, 1927 ‒ June 06, 2015

Crestline, Ohio

Jean (Barrow) Bone, age 87, passed away on Saturday June 6, 2015 at the Signature Nursing Home in Galion Ohio.

Jean was born August 20, 1927 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England to Joseph and Betsy (Wagstaff) Barrow. She was the youngest of 9 children, her siblings having all predeceased her.

She finished her schooling in England and after the Second World War moved to the states.  She was married to Stanley Henry Bone of London, England.  They had 3 children together and lived in Sterling Heights, Michigan until moving to Costa Mesa, California in 1969.  Sadly, Stanley passed away on November 22, 1970.  Jean took the children back to England where they could be surrounded by the love and support of her family.  The children continued their education in England, all eventually returning to the states.

Jean worked at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Michigan for 16 years before retiring.

Jean was well-loved, had a beautiful singing voice and loved being with family and friends.  A lady of rare strength and courage, she will be dearly missed.  She joined her beloved husband in heaven on what would have been his 89th birthday.

She provided a loving home for her family, and, in her younger years, enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and camping with the family.

During her lifetime she travelled through most of the United States, throughout Europe and New Zealand.

Waiting to greet her in heaven are her parents, her 8 siblings, her husband Stanley and her son Robert Stanley Bone (died December 25, 2004).

She is survived by her daughters Maureen Swanwick of Romeo, Michigan and Kathleen (Gary) Jones of Crestline, Ohio; daughter-in-law Christine (Lawton) Bone;  her grandchildren Lisa (Dave) Rosenow, David Bone, Sarah (Dave) Teschler, Bryan (Miranda Lash) Jones, Rebecca Jones, Christopher Swanwick and Victoria (Jerry Hayes) Swanwick; her great grandchildren Marissa, McKenna, Emma, Christina, Noah, Alyssa and step-great grandson Mason.

There will be a private memorial celebration held at a later date.

Contributions in Jean’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or Foundation Fighting Blindness (

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  • We are so sorry for your loss. We feel so fortunate to have gotten to know Jean. She was a real gem. We loved talking to her and listening to her charming accent. She will truly be missed. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Love, Marvin and Vicki Lash

  • We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we will always remember her in our hearts. XO

  • Nanna Bone was a kind hearted lady who made everyone feel loved. Her laugh and kindness will always be remembered. ..
    Sorry for ur pain. ..

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. She was such a beautiful woman, both inside and out and so full of talent. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Nana!

  • I am saddened to hear that Jean is no longer with us but I rejoice as I know where she is alive and well! Jean was such a sweetheart. She loved to sing and she was such a joy to spend time with. I pray the Holy Spirit will bring you all comfort in this time of sorrow and grief. May you rest comfortably knowing she is with our Lord.

  • Jean was my aunt by marriage to my mother’s brother Stan. He came to live with us from England in 1950 in Detroit, MI. Stan met Jean @ Bud Wheel on Warren & Conner my father introduced him to her. I have always had fun with Jean we could speak to each other very candidly on everything from soup to nuts. My mother & her were good friends. As families go we lost touch for many years but found each other again in 1993. Talking and being with Jean was like being a kid again bringing me back to my roots. I miss her like I miss my own mother. They are together in a better place free of pain and life’s hurts. I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and fly on eagle’s wings.