Jean Bethig Bristow

Jean Bethig Bristow, 92, a former longtime resident of Hinsdale and Oak Brook, passed away peacefully at her home in Wheaton on Oct. 18, 2023, surrounded by her sons, daughter and brother.

Jean was born in 1931 in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago to Louis and Mabel, nee Eeningenburg, Bethig. She was raised in a loving home with her siblings, Virginia (Ginny Bova), Marilyn (Nehring) and Merritt Bethig.

Jean's family was her pride and joy. She was the loving cousin and aunt to many throughout the Chicagoland area, across the nation, Canada and Northern Ireland. "Family togetherness," as she called it, was her favorite way to spend her time.

Jean was a woman of quiet faith in her Lord Jesus Christ, and she lived her life reflecting His love for people. Her genuine interest for people created dear friendships at home and across the world. She welcomed everyone into her home and into her life.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William "Bill" Taylor Bristow Jr.; and her son, William Taylor Bristow III.

She is survived by her four sons and one daughter, Brent (Anita), Bryan (Heather), Joy (Mark Larson), Reid (Bonnie) and Troy (Jennifer); her 12 grandchildren; and her 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial serivice will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Wyndemere, 200 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton IL.

Memorials may be made to Evangelical Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale IL 60521

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.