Jean M. Schlimm, 75, of 289 West Creek Rd., St. Marys, died at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
She was born Aug. 23, 1936 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Clara Prechtl Detsch.
On Sept. 2, 1957 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Ferdinand "Buzz" Schlimm.
Mrs. Schlimm was a member of St. Mary's Church. She graduated from Central High School, Class of 1954. She and her husband owned and operated Adventure's Morgan Horse Stables for many years. They also owned and operated Schlimm's Market on Brusselles Street. She greatly enjoyed her horses and dedicated her life to caring for and boarding the horses. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn, Mrs. John Lechene of Patton; three grandchildren, Benedict (Gina) Lechene, Mathias (Cara) Lechene, and Theodore (Lyndsay) Lechene; a great-granddaughter, Claire Lechene; two sisters, Bernice Fodge of St. Marys and Theresa Shanahan of Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, Melvin Detsch and his wife Barb of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her beloved husband of nearly 55 years, Ferdinand "Buzz" Schlimm, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Clarence and Richard Detsch; and four sisters, Kathleen Steffy, Helen Fellows, Leona Steislinger and Mary Nelson.
Relatives and friends of Jean M. Schlimm are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com .