Jennie Schober

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Jennie Schober, age 108 of Clinton, passed away September 7, 2013, at Tecumseh Place. Jennie was born July 18, 1905 in Macon Township the daughter of Dill and Mabel (Miller) Burleson. On July 18, 1926 she married LeRoy V. Heilman of Cheboygan, Mich. They had one daughter, Nelma (Heilman) Korth. LeRoy died November, 1966. She later married Duncan Robison and Fred Schober, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lilburn, Charles, Elmer and Clyde Burleson and one sister, Nellie Joyner.

Jennie was a 1924 graduate of Tecumseh High School and then attended Cleary Business College. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for various Clinton and Tecumseh businesses until her 1970 retirement from Ottawa Machine Products in Tecumseh.

From her retirement until she was 101 she wintered in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, first in her motor home and later buying a mobile home in Alamo, Texas. She always loved her flowers — iris and roses were her specialty. Her lifetime love was working in her garden and traveling.

Surviving Jennie is her daughter, Nelma Korth of Clinton; grandchildren, Martin L. (Sarah) Korth of Clinton and Linda Albig of Tecumseh; great grandchildren, Jennifer (Kerry) Kelly of Reading, Justine Andrews of Arizona, Laura Korth of Clinton, Scott Albig of Arizona and Ryan Albig of Ann Arbor; great great grandchildren, Kayla, Lucas and Mitchel Andrews of Arizona and her very special friends, Gene and Ilse Williams of Tecumseh.

Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be in Macon Cemetery at a later date. Contributions in memory of Jennie may be directed to Hospice of Lenawee.

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