Jean Anne Blum Turner Doty
Jean Anne Blum Turner Doty, age 89, of Monroe, passed away Sept. 8, 2012 in the care of Tecumseh Place II’s loving staff, and supported by Hospice of Lenawee. Four generations of family and her devoted husband of almost 66 years of marriage, Robert Douglas Doty, were present at Jean’s death, which ended her long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Monroe, Mich. on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1923, Jean Anne was the fourth child of seven born to George Armstrong Blum and Helen Emma Reisig Blum. She was a talented artist and a well known 4-H leader and seamstress. For 13 years she was a second and third grade teacher in the Ida Public School System. She and her husband owned and operated the Lotus Dale Farm near Maybee.
In addition to her husband, Jean Anne is survived by a daughter, Holly Lynn Turner Doty Becker (Richard) of Tecumseh, two sons, Guy Jeffrey Doty (Martha) of Farmington Hills and Drew Douglas Doty (Margaret) of Livonia. There are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Surviving Jean Anne are four siblings, Richard George Blum (Alice) of Maybee, Mary Lou Tatlock of West Lafayette, Ind., Nancy Heiss (Richard) of Farmington Hills and Loren Armstrong Blum (Sandra) of Warren, and brother in-law, George “Jack” Doty of Monroe. Preceding her in death were her parents and two siblings, Ruth Stoner Bedell and Allen Blum.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at Bacarella Funeral Home, Monroe. On its site, a complete obituary can be accessed on line. Also, a different Sept. 13, 2012 write up can be accessed on-line from the Toledo Blade. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monroe.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Monroe or Tecumseh Place II, Tecumseh.