Jeanne Louise McGrew Tinder of Carlinville, formerly of Sarasota, Florida, passed away at the age of 95, following a life filled with love and compassion for her fellow human beings. She was born in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania, the oldest daughter of Alice Vickers McGrew and Arthur D. McGrew.
Following graduation from Aspinwall High School, she worked as a lab technician in Washington, D.C. before moving to Danville, IL. There she married Robert Tinder and had several jobs including at Alexander’s Sporting Goods. She was a good bowler and tennis player and played golf as well. She had tennis rackets and golf clubs her entire life and played tennis in her mid-80s.
She enjoyed helping “old people” into her 90s. Jeanne moved to Sarasota, FL in the late 1970s. There she worked for and eventually managed an apartment complex. She retired at age 82. Following her divorce from Robert, she had a long and loving relationship with Kendall (Evan) Taylor although they never married.
Jeanne loved gardening and especially roses. She was the oldest volunteer for Make Carlinville Beautiful helping prune roses at the age of 93.
She was preceded in death by her partner, Evan; her brother, Arthur McGrew Jr. (Bud) of Danville, IL; her sister, Elma Lowe of Grand Haven, MI; and her daughter-in-law, Regina Tinder (Jack).
She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Symanski of Madison, WI; her daughter, Barbara Baker (Bill) of Fresno, CA; her son, Randolph (Mary) of Carlinville; her son, Jack of Fenton, MI; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
No public services will be held. Memorials may be made to Make Carlinville Beautiful in care of Winning Communities (Gary Graham) at Carlinville National Bank. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.