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Jean York

In Loving Memory

York, Jean Klosterman

December 1, 1933 - June 7, 2024

Jean Klosterman York (1933-2024)

Our beautiful mom, Jean Irma (Klosterman) York, passed away on June 7th, 2024 at the age of 90 years.  The third of four children, she was born on December 1, 1933 to Alfred and Mabel (Sickmeier) Klosterman.  Jean lived her early years in Monroe County, Illinois and attended a one-room schoolhouse in Maeystown.  In 1940 her family moved to St. Louis where Jean graduated from McKinley High School.  In 1953 she married Gail Sterling York and in 2013 they celebrated their 60th anniversary.  For many years they enjoyed their lovely home in Sunset Hills.  They were parents to seven children: Elaine, Diane, Janet, Jeff, Tim, Susan and Daniel; grandparents to eleven grandchildren: Susan, John, James, Jennifer, Michael, Rachel, Lynn, Elizabeth, Andrew, Matthew and Lauren; and seven great-grandchildren: James Sterling, Landon, Parker, Koa, Eleanor, Charlotte and William.  Jean will long be remembered by her family and friends for her love of travel, antiques, and the St. Louis Cardinals, but most of all for being a caring mom and grandma.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Gail, her daughter Janet, her brothers Lloyd and Rogers, and sister LaVerne.

Services: A visitation will be held on Monday, June 10th, 2024, 9-11 a.m. at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO.  Interment at the St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery in Maeystown, Illinois will follow the visitation.



5 thoughts on “York, Jean Klosterman”

  1. So very sorry for the loss of your mother.
    I have very fond memories of her. She was a very loving Aunt to me. She will be missed. She lives on in the hearts of others.

  2. Sorry your beautiful Mother, grandmother & friend has passed away. I’m sure she will be sorely missed. But she is now out of all the worldly cares & reunited with her loved ones who have gone before.

  3. She was beautiful inside & out! Her personality didn’t quit. Kathy & I were always as fond of her as she us. We went to see her two days in a row last month. We brought her flowers & stayed for some time reminiscing, taking pictures & laughing with her. Really going to miss her love & smile!

  4. I felt very close to Jean. She was such a nurturing person. I loved how she would smile and squeeze my hand when I spoke to her. I especially liked the way she held her thumb and pinkie fingers out as she waved to me. God knew what he was doing when he put so many people in her life to reap the benefits of her love for all.


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