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Ella Jean (VanGombos) Ashbrook

April 18, 1939 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 80)

Obituary

Jean Ashbrook, 80, went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2019. She was born April 18, 1939 in Aurora, Indiana to the late Edward W. and Bessie P. VanGombos.

Jean will be remembered as a strong-willed but humble Mother and Grandmother. She was always supportive and encouraging to her family, the "wind beneath their wings." Jean maintained a strong Christian faith and was a five-year member at Northeastern Baptist Church. She enjoyed word puzzles and spent time crocheting and doing needle work. Jean and her daughter, Deb, worked together to complete the Great Lakes Challenge, a 1296 mile walking goal at the Borgess Fitness Center, after 4 years of hard work.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ashbrook and sister, Bessie Ruth Dunn.

She is survived by her children, Deb Ashbrook and David (Annette) Ashbrook; grandchildren, Timothy and Joseph Ashbrook; brothers, Edward (Nedra) VanGombos and Jerry (Suzanne) VanGombos; brother-in-law, Albert Dunn; sister-in-law, Beulah Ashbrook; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4-7:00 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 622 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, December 3 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 E G Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon's International.

Please visit Jean's personalized online guestbook at https://www.langelands.com.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, Memorial Chapel
622 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Funeral Service
Tuesday
December 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Northeastern Baptist Church
6536 East G Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Graveside Service
Tuesday
December 3, 2019

2:00 PM
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Mt. Olivet Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Donations

The Gideons International
P.O. Box 97251, Washington DC 20090
Tel: 8663824253
Web: https://www.gideons.org/donate

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