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Jean Papo

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Sept. 14, 1946 — Feb. 10, 2023

In loving memory of Jean Papo.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jean, a beloved member of our community, who departed from this world on Feb. 10, 2023. Jean's journey came to an end, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, warmth and indelible contributions to those fortunate enough to have known her.

Jean was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Spencer, where she spent her formative years surrounded by the love of her family. From an early age, Jean exhibited an innate curiosity and a passion for life that would shape her character and endeavors in the years to come.

Throughout her life, Jean was a beacon of compassion and empathy, always extending a helping hand to those in need. Whether it was through her unwavering support for local initiatives, or her simple acts of kindness towards friends and strangers alike, Jean's impact rippled far and wide, touching the lives of many.

Jean's professional journey was marked by excellence and dedication. Her commitment to her work, whether in the field as a Abyssinian cat breeder or an ACBL life master and any other pursuit she undertook, was unwavering. She approached each task with diligence, integrity and a relentless pursuit of excellence, earning the admiration and respect of colleagues and peers.

Beyond her professional achievements, Jean's true joy stemmed from the love her cats shared with her family and friends. As a devoted spouse, sibling and friend, Jean's presence radiated warmth and joy, filling the lives of those around her with laughter, love, and cherished memories.

In her leisure time, Jean found solace in the simple pleasures of life. Whether it was spending time in nature, indulging in her favorite hobbies, or engaging in thought-provoking conversations, Jean's zest for life was infectious, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of sharing in her company.

Jean's departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew her, but her spirit will live on in the memories she created and the lives she touched. As we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the legacy of love, kindness and compassion that she leaves behind.

Jean will be dearly missed but never forgotten. May her rest in peace, knowing that her life was a testament to the power of love and the beauty of a life well-lived.

Rest easy, dear Jean, knowing that your light will continue to shine brightly in our hearts.

Jean is interred in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer with her mother and father, George and Elsie Williams, and her two husbands, Claudius Papo and Michael Merwin.

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