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Jeanette 'Jean' Kay (Kiddon) Little

June 3, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Jeanette Kay Little, 76, of Columbiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 3, 2023.

Jean was born in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Julius and Gladys Kiddon.  She attended Struthers High School where she graduated in 1964 and went on to Youngstown State University for Secretarial Studies.  She worked in the tax department at the Republic Steel Manufacturing Division. 

On May 27th, 1972, Jean married the love of her life, Jack A. Little.  Together they shared 51 beautiful years of marriage .  From their early dating years through retirement, Joan loved sailing with Jack.  He was her captain and she was his first mate.  They also enjoyed gardening and canning together, sharing meals outside, visiting Lake Erie and its wineries and their annual anniversary trip to “Tara.”

Jean worked for South Range Schools for 26 years before retiring in 2012.  Most of those years she was the elementary school librarian where she shared her love of reading with the children.  She especially enjoyed using puppets while telling stories. Jean was a member of Paradise Church in Canfield.

Jean enjoyed reading, most of all to her grandchildren, baking for others (she gave muffin tops away everywhere she went!) and most importantly , being with her family.  It was people and enjoying the little things that really brought her joy.

Besides her beloved husband Jack, Jean is survived by her daughter Jill (Brian) Newcomer of Chambersburg, PA, sons James (Kathryn) Little of Waxhaw, NC and Jeremy (Rachel) Little of Worthington, OH; nine grandchildren and a brother James (Karen) Kiddon of Fort Wayne, IN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at noon at Paradise Church, 10020 New Buffalo Road, Canfield with Pastor Brian Regal officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until noon, an hour before the services on Thursday at the church.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

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June 8, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Paradise Church
10020 New Buffalo Road
Canfield, OH 44406

Funeral Service
June 8, 2023

12:00 PM
Paradise Church
10020 New Buffalo Road
Canfield, OH 44406


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