The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 27, 2013

Jodean Chesnut

Published 3-27-13


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Memorial service for Jodean Chesnut will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Waukomis United Methodist Church. The Rev. Garry Vincent will officiate the service. Burial of the cremains will follow in Waukomis Cemetery.

A family visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. today at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Jodean Chesnut was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Enid, Okla., to Charles Ernest Rapp and Dessie Mae Taylor Rapp and passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Golden Oaks Village.  

Jodean was raised in the Waukomis area.

Jodean married James W. Jay Chesnut April 13, 1943, in Neosho, Mo. They made their home in the Drummond area, moving to Enid in  1972. They have resided at Golden Oaks Village for 17 years.

Jodean was a wife, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and loved by all that met her.

Her family of two children increased to seven grandchildren and their spouses and 17 great-grandchildren.

She worked at SW Bell Telephone as a telephone operator, and with her husband at the Enid Livestock Market on sale days.  

Jodean was a member of Waukomis Oklahoma Eastern Star Chapter 137, Past Grand Ruth in 1987, and a lifetime member of OES. Jodean also was a member of Enid Shrine Club Ladies, Drummond Study Club and Waukomis Methodist Church. She also enjoyed Tuesday morning breakfast at the Ramada and was a volunteer with Bass Hospital.

Survivors include: a son, Tim Chesnut and wife Thelma; daughter, Kathi Chesnut; granddaughter, Bengi Beebe and husband Tim and their children, Jessica, Jacob, Joshua and Jennifer; granddaughter, Torrie Vann and husband Jason and their children, Randa and Briley; granddaughter, Kimi Vesta and husband Chad and their children, Cade and Camden; granddaughter, Tennille Chesnut and Cheyenne Watashe and their daughter, Jaidan, and son Sage; granddaughter, Kati St. John and husband Brandon and their children, Abigail, Brady and Ethan James; grandson, Tony Chesnut and his children, Carter and Callie; granddaughter, Tianne Dent and husband Ryan and their children, Drake and Hailee.

She was preceded in death by Jay, her husband; her parents; two sisters, Lorraine and Ernestine; a brother, Doug; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Waukomis United Methodist Church with Ladusau-Evans serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made online at ladusauevans@sud denlinkmail.com.

(Submitted by family)