Jean Derleth

78, Died on November 25, 2007 peacefully at home
with her family at her side.
Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Kenneth T Derleth Sr.(Kenny).

Mother of Nancy (late Bill) Cordes, John (Kathy), Ken Jr. (Pam), Rick (Sue), Dan (Angela), Joe (Tammy), Don (Donna), Diane (Earl) Lafferty, Peggy, Matt (Debra) and the late Thomas and Terry.

Grandmother to Bryon (Kristy), Jennifer (Arnold), Tom, Ricky, Nickie, (Ryan), Adam, Mandy (James), Jason, Lisa (Reggie), Kevin (Melanie), Jamie, Kim, Todd, Mike, Josh, Erin, Tyler, Maggie, Nicolas, Mike, Andrea, Amber and Kayla.

Great Grandmother to Brendan, Nolan, Eian, Kyle, Miranda, Laila, Jade, Cole, Braden, Gabrielle and Gavin.

Sister of Mark, Don and the late – Dorothy Kleen, June Gierer and Carol Dillon

Dear Sister, Sister in law, Aunt, Cousin and Friend to many.

Loved fishing with Dad. Picnics at Turner Camp and gardening.
Donated her body to St. Louis University Medical, Full Time Homemaker for many years and St. Louis Board of Education employee.

A very special thanks to the staff of St. John’s Mercy Hospice program.


  1. Jennifer Cordes on November 27, 2007 at 10:53 am

    To my beloved Grams I Love You and will miss you always. I know you and Gramps are smiling down. To my mom I am truly sorry for your loss and love you always, take in some peace knowing that grams, gramps and dad are all in heaven together watching over us. To my aunts and uncles I am sorry for your loss and may you comfort each other,and continue to be a family bonded with love. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!

  2. Mark F Musick sr on November 27, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Thank you for being you JEAN.
    Your wishes have been fullfilled,your back with Kenny,say hello to Dorthy, June, and Carol.
    Until we meet again BEHAVE YOUR SELF.

  3. The Aiello's - Anthony,Connie and Anthony Jr. on November 27, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Derleth Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. Mauda L. Trueblood Levo on November 28, 2007 at 10:38 am

    May the Lord keep you all in the palm of His hand, I had tried for many years to find Jean because we went to grade school together. I will now see her when I see the Lord as she is doing now. Gods Blessing be with you all.

  5. DeAna G. Defino (formerly Eichholz) on November 28, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Warmest condolences to the family. I lived in the old neighborhood and was in gymnastics at Turners and been down to the camp for track etc.. years back.

    May you find consolation in all of your memories and knowing she’s in a better place.

  6. Dirnbeck's Tim Cathy Rick Rob and Megan on November 28, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Derleth family. May she rest in peace. May you find comfort in knowing your mom touched many in her life. We will miss her.

  7. Steve and Rose Dirnbeck on November 28, 2007 at 11:30 pm

    Our hearts go out to the family. Our prayers are with you. May she rest in peace. May you find comfort in knowing how much she will be missed by us all.

  8. The DIrnbeck's on November 28, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    We would like to extend our sympathy to the Derleth family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will remember her with fond memories of great times at Turner Hall and camp and bowling trips of the past.

    Steve and Kay D
    Deb and Roger H
    Mike and Susan D
    Tom and Nancy D
    Nancy, Matt and Jon D
    Ron and Lisa D
    Cathy and Dennis K

  9. Peggy & Greg Tolcou on November 29, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    Derleth Family, Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I cherish all my Turner Camp memories.

  10. Susan and George Franklin on November 30, 2007 at 9:11 am

    We will miss your laughter and love. We know you are fishing with Kenny, having a beer, a smoke and a laugh. Heaven’s a little brighter now that you are there. Will miss you and look forward to the time we can all be together again.

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