Jennie (Jean) M. Webster (nee Mikula), of Springville, passed away January 18, 2018, at the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home on her 93rd birthday.
Jennie was born in Buffalo on Jan. 18, 1925, the daughter of the late Stanley and Katherine (nee Domagola) Mikula. She graduated from Forestville High School.
During her early life, Jennie worked in a doctor’s home assisting in managing their household affairs. Shortly thereafter, she ministered to tuberculosis patients at the Perrysburg Hospital. During this time, she met her husband, Austin, on a blind date. On their first date, Austin asked Jennie to marry him. They were married on June 23, 1945 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Forestville.
For the first two years of their marriage they resided on the Webster family farm in Otto. Together they helped with running the farm. Their next adventure took them to Springville where they lovingly designed and built their house together. The house became the family home where they would raise their six children.
Throughout her married life, Jennie’s focus was caring for her husband, children and community. Her love extended beyond her family, to friends, neighbors and acquaintances. To many she was lovingly known as “Mom.”
Jennie was a member of St. Aloysius Church, the Home Bureau and Holland Hills Country Club. She joyfully served volunteering at the local food pantry. She also enjoyed bowling and bingo and had a great passion for her flower beds and gardening.
In addition to her parents, Jennie was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and three brothers.
Jennie is survived by her children Pat (Ron) Goodrich of Springville, Nancy (Allan) Oyer of Florida, Ronald (Susan) Webster of Michigan, Debbie (Steve) Sloan of Rochester, Kathy (Ray) Tartick of Springville and Dave (Mel) Webster of Springville; 18 grandchildren John Goodrich, Mark Goodrich, Anne Ferraro, Paul Goodrich, Eric Goodrich, Matthew Oyer, Nathan Oyer, Rachel Lynn, Sara Stocker, Allison Webster, Lauren Sloan, Stephan Sloan Jr., Austin Bowen, Jennie Bowen, Alicia Tartick, Tonya Sonner, Melinda Kendall and Angela Schaus; 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 25, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Jan. 26, from St. Aloysius Church, Springville, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Springville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, 222 E. Main St., Springville, N.Y. 14141.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.