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Obituary for Jean Bryant (Vanover)

Wilma Jean (Vanover) Bryant, age 71, entered eternal life May 12, 2020 at her home in Louisville, KY and was place in the care of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Jeremy White officating. Burial was in the Angel Cemetery.

She was born June 27, 1948 to the late Gilbert L. and Elsie Marie Neal Vanover of Parkers Lake, KY. She was the youngest of ten children. Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Vernon Lee, Doyle Ray, Ronald Lee, and Darrell Ray; two sisters, Shirley Dean and Ella Mae Wilson. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Scott Bryant; her son, Matthew Scott and his wife Marie of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, Sophia Jacqueline, Caleb Matthew, and Kaitlyn Jean; two brothers, Dr. Gilbert L. and Ruth Ann Vanover of Stearns, KY and Donald Lee Vanover of Parkers Lake, KY; one sister, who was her best friend, Zella Faye Mills of Parkers Lake, KY; brother and sisters-in-law, Judy and Boyce Worley of Monticello, KY, Patsy and Wayne Phillips of Stearns, KY, Shelia and Anthony Heflin of Stearns, KY, R.D. and Donna Bryant of Monticello, KY, Greg and Beverly Bryant of Hamilton, OH, Stuart and Deedee Bryant of Flat Rock, KY. She is leaving behind many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends, especially Debbie Kay Weaver of Phoenix, AZ.

Jean earned a master’s degree in education from Xavier University and taught school for 30 years in the Boone County Education System in Florence, KY. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. Jean had a passion for gospel music, cooking, reading, and travel, however her favorite thing was to spend time with family. She found great joy in her three grand children and loved to spend time with them.

Our family mourns the loss of a kind, gentle, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Although her physical presence will be missed, we find great comfort and peace in knowing she is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Wilma Jean Bryant