Jean Pemberton, 101
Jean Pemberton, 101, Hallock, Minn., passed away April 25, 2017, at the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home, Hallock.
Jean was born on March 22, 1916 in Orleans, Minn., to John and Nellie Lang. She grew up in Orleans, attended high school in Lancaster where she graduated in 1932. She attended Moorhead State Teachers College graduating in 1934. She returned to Kittson County to teach.
On January 14, 1937, she married George Pemberton in Wiggins, Mississippi. They returned to Hallock. She raised four daughters. In 1955 she started to work as Deputy Clerk of Court and went on to become Kittson County Clerk of Court. She retired in 1980.
She started working with oils and filled her home with paintings. She loved her bridge groups. A lifelong member of the Hallock Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday School and participated in Circle. Reading the Bible was her goal and she read it more that fifty times and studied it closely.
Survivors include daughters Susan Pemberton (Ed Schneider) Minnetonka, Minn., and Joanie Farbo, Lancaster, Minn. Two granddaughters Elizabeth Uliana, Sacra-mento, Calif., and Susan Mann (Travis), San Clemente, Calif., great granddaughter Katie Uliana, Sacramento; sister-in-law, Gladys Lang; nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband George Pemberton, (November, 1994), daughters Jane Pemberton-Cecchettini, (May 2015), and Beth Pemberton-Seewald, (March, 2016); parents, John and Nellie Lang; brother, Douglas; sisters, Lois Stenquist and Joan Clark.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church, Hallock. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery Hallock. Visitation was held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Galen Nordin, presided; Kristi Morrison, organist; Galen Nordin and Erik Finney, duet. Casket bearers were John Stenquist, Chris Koland, Lee Pemberton, Jake Pemberton, Jim Strege and Jesse Strege.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements.
I remember Jean as a wonderful gracious lady who always had a smile. She was more than willing to help whoever was across the counter in her office. Fond remembrances of both her and George for their dedicated service.