Jean M. Schwab

Jean M. Schwab, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at St. Catherine hospital in Garden City, KS. She was born June 16, 1937 in Denver, CO., the daughter of Virgil H. and Florence M. (Geddes) Hutton.


Jean grew up in Denver, CO., where she attended and graduated from East High in 1955. She was actively involved in the drill team and Job’s Daughters. On Jan. 9, 1954, she married Warren William Schwab, Sr. in Raton, NM. They moved to a farm near Brighton, Co., in 1960. In the early 1980’s, they moved to Garden City, KS where they have lived since. Shortly after moving to Garden City, Jean began working at the Finney County Senior Center as a dietician and nutritionist and she served the noon meal until her retirement.


Jean was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Finney County Historical Society and, served on various boards committees at the Finney County Senior Center. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, auctions, antiquing, square dancing, and attending the historical society’s programs. Jean loved her grandchildren and cherished her time with them as she attended and supported their activities.


Survivors include her husband Warren William Schwab, Sr. of the home; three children Warren Schwab, Jr. and wife Chloanna of Holly, CO., Mick Schwab and wife Nancy of Brunswick, Maine, and Linda Elliott and husband Todd of Aurora, CO.; a sister Shirley Nelson of Toronto, Canada; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her parents and her identical twin sister Joan M. Thompson.


Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City, KS. with Pastor Michael Hageman officiating. The service may also be viewed on Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation hours will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, KS. The family suggests memorials given to the Finney County Historical Society or the Finney County Senior Center both in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.