Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
A service celebrating her life and Homegoing will follow at 11:00 a.m.
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Mrs. Jean Boutwell (nee: Goodwin), 84, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2021
Jean was born a twin, on March 20, 1937, in Stonewall, MS. One of 21 children, to the late Dave and Alice Goodwin. After high school, she married Samuel Adams and to this union, three children were born.
Jean relocated to Racine, Wisconsin in 1965. She attended the IBA school of Cosmetology, where she received her license. She then attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She was employed with the Racine Unified School District, retiring in 1993, last teaching 2nd grade at Gifford Elementary School.
On May 12, 1973, Jean was united in marriage to Euwauna Boutwell. She obeyed the gospel at the Midtown Church of Christ, where she was a faithful member. Jean played the piano and loved to sing. In the words of her favorite song, she “Really Loved the Lord.” She also loved the daily Sudoku puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.
Jean leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Euwauna, children; Tony Adams, of Cleveland, OH, daughters; Vickie and Cindy Adams of Racine. Stepchildren, Euwauna Jr of Alabama and Cathy West of Pennsylvania, their children, and grandchildren. Grandchildren, Nicholas (Shawntai), and Toni Adams, of Cleveland, OH, Danielle Adams of Gurnee, IL. Melecio (Michelle) Carothers of Kenosha, WI. Medonna Carothers and Samuel Adams of Racine. Melissa Hargrove and Jonnie Lampkin of Racine, WI. Godson, LaBrian Leggett of El Paso TX. and 11 great-grandchildren. Sister; Shirley Oliver and brothers John (Shirley) Goodwin of Racine, WI. Benny Goodwin of Meridian, MS and Sister-in-laws; Betty Goodwin of Racine, WI, Etta Smith of Buffalo, NY, Marzella Wiggins, Mary Lindsey, and Dorothy Brewton of Pensacola, FL. and brother-in-law James (Geneva) Boutwell of Rockford, IL. She is also survived by many, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, grandsons; Joshua Adams and Jerimiah Adams-Greene, Sisters, and brothers-in-law; Lucy (Clarence) Itson, Annie, Mary (David) Dumas, her twin Joan (Johnny) Henry, Emma (Moses) Moss, Edna, Alma (Dannie) Johnson, (Joseph Oliver), and Sandra Faye Henderson. Brothers and sisters-in-law; Dave (May), Gene (Rosemary), Charles, Robert, Billy, Richard, Jerry (Lois), Eddie, and Darnell.
Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A service celebrating her life and Homegoing will follow at 11:00 a.m.