Jean Metz

South Roxana | Wednesday, March 16 2016

Jean Metz, 84, passed away at 3:42pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born on February 22, 1932, in Advance, Missouri, the daughter of the late Raleigh and Opal (McKee) Cox. She married Leto John Metz on August 4, 1950, in South Roxana and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2006. Survivors include her children: Lee and Nancy of Bethalto, Lynn and Jim of Edwardsville, Terry and Vickey of Edwardsville, Marc and Theresa of Bethalto, a special daughter: Jane Biggerstaff of Sugar Hill, Georgia, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great – great grandchild, and one brother and sister in law: Mike and Phyllis Cox of Bunker Hill.

Jean and her husband owned and operated Wood River Landscaping for 42 years. She enjoyed crappie fishing with Leto.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter in law: Rebecca K. Metz.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.

Memorials are suggested to Found A Hound Rescue, PO Box 392, Godfrey, Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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