Jean Colbert (Wessel) Love was born January 15, 1932 in Oklahoma City. She entered eternity with Jesus, our Lord, peacefully and with a smile on her face. Jean is the daughter of Kennis N. and Lillian Louise (Colbert) Wessel. Jean graduated from Old Classen High School in 1950 and went on to Oklahoma A&M. Jean married Howard J. Vanhook, Jr. in 1950 and they had four children. Jean’s family will always fondly remember her quick-witted humor, bold fashion, love of her Chickasaw heritage, resilient qualities and her love of laughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Mrs. Kennis (Anne) Wessel; and her husband, John A. “Jack” Love.
She is survived by her children Kim Fergason, Kent Vanhook, Karol Tapscott, Karla Severin, and their spouses; her brother Kenn Wessel, her sister Sharon Martin and their spouses; her grandchildren Gene Fisher, Kelli Basinger, J.C. Hartpence, Justin Hartpence, Tyler Fergason, Julie Winfrey, Wes Batson, Taylor McKinnon, Anthony Severin; and her 16 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4350 Will Rogers Parkway, Suite 400 Oklahoma City, OK 73108 (goodshepherdhospice.com) .
Her Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will precede the service beginning at Noon. Both visitation and service will be at Crossings Community Church Chapel, OKC.
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