Jeanne Lee Achey age 62 of Sheldon, MO, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 3, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer.  She was born May 2, 1956 in Grandview, MO to Dean and Shirley (Kessler) Baxter.  She moved with her family to Nevada, MO in 1958 and stayed in the area throughout her life.  

Jeanne graduated from Bronough High School and earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from MSSU in Joplin, MO.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she had worked at Freeman Health Systems in Joplin and Great West Insurance in Ft. Scott, KS.  Devoted to her faith, she was an active elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church in Nevada.  Jeanne’s family was incredibly special to her and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She also enjoyed knitting, crochet, gardening and being out in nature.  

Jeanne is survived by her husband, Lynn Achey of the home; two daughters, Christine (Shawn) Messner, Carl Junction, MO, and Sandy (Chad) Jimerson, Carthage, MO; two step-daughters, Cora (Phillip) Solum, Carthage, and Sabra (Andrew) Bates, Warrensburg, MO; one son, Lonnie Friedli of Joplin; two step-sons, Nathan (Brandy) Achey, Neosho, MO and Matthew (Jessica) Achey, Lamar, MO; her parents, Dean and Shirley Baxter of Milo, MO; four brothers, Mark (Debbie) Baxter, Cottage Grove, MN, Mike (B.J.) Baxter, Sheldon, Melvin (Jan) Baxter, Silver Springs, Florida, and Daniel (Dilly) Baxter, Nevada,17 grandchildren, and many extended family members.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar with  Greg Ferree officiating. Interment will follow at Hackney Cemetery, Southeast of Jasper, MO.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6-7pm at the funeral home. 

Contributions are suggested to the Youth Fund or Music Fund at First Presbyterian Church in Nevada. 



#9 Quinlan, TexasVickie Grissom 2018-06-10 00:47
I am so sorry about Jeanne's passing. I wish we had been closer in our adult years, but wishing doesn't change things. Will be praying for you.
#8 NevadaSamie McCullough 2018-06-09 15:56
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I have a few memories when we were teenagers of talking to her on the phone with her when you weren’t home; she would crack me up. She was a funny and beautiful lady. Thoughts with you and your family.
#7 Lamar, MoMax and Kathy Orahod 2018-06-09 03:10
Lynn and family.. we are so sorry for your loss!!! You are all in our prayers!!!
#6 Bronson, KansasDoris Decker 2018-06-07 11:10
Jeanne and I spent a lot of lunch breaks together when we worked at Lincoln National and Great West in Fort Scott. We discussed everything and I counted her as one of my best friends. Over time and due to distance and jobs- we didn't stay as close but we still continued to exchange Christmas cards. When our kids were little she was so proud of Christine, Sandy and Lonnie. She attempted to teach me to crochet, I was a difficult student, but Jeanne made little bunny rabbit pins for me to sell to raise money for Jullea to do pageants. I am truly heart broken and I will sincerly miss her. I love you Jeanne- may you rest in peace my dear friend!
#5 Nevada MoSHARON HAUF 2018-06-06 23:56
Was sad to hear of her passing. Jeanne was a great lady and I know she will be missed. May God envelope you in his love and comfort you all in your loss. Love you guys!
#4 Carl Junction, MoNick & Denise Esser 2018-06-06 23:00
Our thoughts and prayers of comfort for the entire family. Jeanne will be missed!
#3 Nevada, MONathan & Patty Ferri 2018-06-06 21:58
We are sending our sympathy and prayers for all of the family. I remember Jeanne when she was growing up in Nevada. So sorry for your loss.
#2 BronaughPenny Laflen Beattie 2018-06-06 21:00
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Jeanne was such a special person. It was so much fun working with her for our 41st class reunion. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
#1 LamarLeonard & Dian Forst 2018-06-05 23:32
So sorry to hear this! God bless and comfort you all in your loss.

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