ENFIELD - Jean Amy (Harris) Thurlow, 84, wife of the late Rev. Willmont Thurlow, passed away peacefully July 28, 2015, at a Howland healthcare facility. She was born December 2, 1930, in Burlington, the daughter of Ernest and Evelyn (Shorey) Harris.
Jean was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was always welcoming to her children and grandchildren's friends. Her door was always open and she always made extra food at mealtime in case there were unexpected guests at the table. She was well known for her sense of humor and for her famous homemade doughnuts. She is survived by five children, Ronald Thurlow and his wife, Celeste, LuAnn Wells and her husband, Steve, Jeffrey Thurlow and his wife, Mary Jean, Kelsey Thurlow and his wife, Linda and Denise McCormick and her husband, Mitch; a sister, Shirley Bailey; 19 grandchildren, Vicki, Stephen , Katie and Samuel Clay, Rachel Williams, Joshua and Thad Thurlow, Carl Engleman, Stephanie Thurlow, Austin and Jordan Wells, Laura and Andrea Thurlow, Ryan and Kelsey Norwood, Katie Holland, Allan, Danielle and Melissa McCormick; 23 great-grandchildren; and her first great-great-granddaughter expected in December; a sister-in-law, Helen Harris; and son-in-law, Hervey Clay; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Willmont, she was predeceased by a son Joseph; a daughter, Sherry Clay, a grandson, Anthony Wells; and two brothers, Alden and Jerold Harris.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 31 at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Activities Fund at Cummings Healthcare Facility. Those who wish may sign an online guest register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.