Jean Gantz

April 22, 1940 ‒ April 30, 2018

Garland, Texas
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Jean Gantz of Garland, TX, passed away April 30, 2018, at the age of 78. She was born April 22, 1940, in Mansfield, to David Albert and Thelma (Bartram) Salyers.

Jean is survived by children, Eddie Hooper and wife Glenda of Quinlan, TX, Denise Cascio and husband Vince of Rowlett, TX, and Jack Hester of Garland, TX; siblings, Janet Baker of Defiance, OH, Richard Salyers, Rob Salyers and wife Vickie all of Mansfield, OH; grandchildren, Eric, Caylee, Cole, Aryanna, Alexa, Alayna, Anya and Allen; 4 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Maxine, Mary Ann, and Delores.

Jean’s family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a graveside service following in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

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  • Mom, I love you and still can’t believe you are gone. I’m comforted by knowing you are no longer in pain and are with God, Grandma and Aunt Dee. You will be in my heart until we meet again. Xoxo

  • Grandma,

    I may have only know you for a very short while, but I know that you loved me. We were able to finally meet and that has made all the difference in my life. I know that you are in a better place and no longer in pain. I will never forget the time we first met and had dinner together. I had an absolute blast getting to hear stories of dad. You are a truly amazing grandma to all us grandkids. Sarah and I love you and can not wait for when Joy is born as you will get the first look before any of us.

    Eric and Sarah Grotegut
    (Joy Grotegut)

  • So many memories of my beloved aunt Jeannie. Walmart shopping stands out the most she always asked me to take her to walmart. We usually stayed at least an hour 🙂 Will miss you terribly. Tell dad, aunt dee, and grandma we love and miss them! We love you aunt Jeannie. Fly with the angels! Lori and matt

  • Mama J I will miss our trips to Sams Club and the Amish bent and dent store you just loved the” almighty bargain. I will miss you so much & seeing how you made Dad Gantz smile and laugh the love you still shared was beautiful. You were a true angel to Melvin and Karissa and the way you bragged on them when you were in Ohio for Visits they both felt the love you had always had for them never would cease. You truly treasured all of your kiddos too hearing how they enriched your life and the love you had for your grand babies and great grand babies . You beautiful angel your love innnow in their hearts.

    Till we all are reunited in heaven

    Andrea & Melvin & Naomi and Amy Gantz

  • To a very special lady who will be missed. May you Rest In Peace. Love you

  • I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful most giving light hearted hard working woman that I had the most wonderful pleasure to call my Aunt Jeanie..God surly has an angel and she’s right where our Good Lord wants her…To my sweet cousins my heart and prayers will be with you today..I am truly sorry that I cannot be there with you in this very difficult day ..My heart and soul will be there in spirit..God bless you all xoxoxo

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Your mom was such a sweet person and I feel thankful to have known her. The love she had for her children and grandchildren was like no other. The joy that she received by showering y’all with love and gifts was so evident that you were her life. I admired many things about her, but mostly by the amount of love you all had for her; that showed just how truly beautiful she was inside and out, Love and many hugs to you all.

  • The world lost a very precious woman that I’m so blessed to call my Nana. Words are unspeakable to how much you are loved and will selfishly be missed. Your pain has finally been healed and you’re now living the true life that we so anxiously await. Loving and missing you forever and always.

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

  • Jean was a blessing from God. She stood her ground and told you what she thought. She worked hard and raised her children up to show love and respect. She was a wonderful daughter to my Aunt Thelma, a loving sister to her siblings, a very dedicated mother to Eddie, Denise, and Jackie. A loving aunt, grandmother, cousin, and a caring friend. Thank you GOD for letting us all enjoy and share the precious memories we have to remember Jean! She has done her work on earth and she is resting in peace! YOU are loved and missed. Love you!!