Jean Ann Shakeshaft, 63, of Englewood, Florida, former longtime resident of Port Charlotte, FL, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care Home in Port Charlotte.
Born May 19, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan to George M. and Frances Caroline (nee-Kenworthy) Sears, Jean was raised by her beloved adoptive parents Lewis W. and Evelyn Marie (nee-Kenworthy) Laparl. Moving to this area from Algonac, Michigan in 1978, Jean was for many years, a sales associate for the Burnt Store Marina & Country Club Marina Golf Club in Punta Gorda.
She is survived by her beloved daughters, Sue Anne Downs, Robin Crooks and Karrie Marie Stanek; two sisters, Gloria Langell and Ruth (Ruthie) Rittenhouse; three brothers, Jim, Jerry and William Sears; six grandchildren, Michael Stanek, Kathryn and Nicholas Downs, Ryan Johnson, and Albert and Genavieve Crooks; longtime friend and former husband Ken Shakeshaft, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents and adoptive parents.