Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jeanne R. (Karnes) Driver

Jeanne R. Driver passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, with her family at her side. She was born February 2, 1926, in Kenosha but resided most of her adult life in Racine.

She was married for 39 wonderful years to Don (DJ) Driver,  who preceded her in death in 1984. She chose teaching as her lifelong vocation. Throughout her career she taught at Ives Groves, St. Rose, St. Lucy, St. Catherine's High School, Gateway Technical College, and continued to tutor Reading and English in retirement.

Surviving her are four sons and one daughter, Darryl, Danny, Darcy (David Paulson), Davis (Lisa), and Dennis (Theresa); six grandchildren, Jade Driver (Spencer Wallace), Jon and Alison Paulson, Don, Elinor and TJ Driver; niece, Candace Mullen, nephews, Bill and Bob Mullen; godchild, Sandy Karnes; and additional relatives and friends. Jeanne was preceded in death by one son, Donnie; parents, Jack and Ruth Karnes; mother-in-law, Clara Driver; brother-in-law, Bob Driver; sister-in-law, Dorothy Mullen; niece, Debbie Mullen.

A family memorial service was held at Siena Center, and entombment at Calvary Cemetery Crypts. Please direct all memorials to St Catherine's High School.

"Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened." -- Dr. Seuss

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