Jean Louise Combs, 91, of Beloit, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1930 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, to the late James and Lillian Allen.

She graduated from Brodhead High School. She later attended Platteville Teachers College and Blackhawk Vocational School.

She married Dorman Combs in 1950. He predeceased her on Oct. 13, 1989.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, according to her family, whom she loved spending time with. She enjoyed history, volunteering at the Beloit Historical Society and visiting many historical sites.

She also volunteered for RSVP and was involved in America Reads programs.

She was a Sunday school teacher, a talented pianist and an understanding counselor for family and friends. She loved animals, bird watching and animals, especially the strays.

She was further preceded in death by a brother, Dr. James Allen; and nephew, John Allen.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Combs, Mark (Kim) Combs, John (Diane) Combs and Thomas Combs; grandchildren, Jaron (Carey), Rebekah (Brad) Dement, Robert Combs, Ashley (Anthony) Hoverson and Taylor Combs; great grandchildren, Mallory, Camden, Lacy, Lilliana, Kayleigh and Wesley; sister-in-law, Katherine Allen; one nephew, David Allen; and her cat,  “Zoey.”

Services for Jean were held. Burial was held in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI, assisted the family.

Memorials may be made in her name to Central Christian Church or to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin in her name.

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