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Jean Ann Peters Jenrette

May 10, 2021

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Jean Ann Peters Jenrette of Bedford, passed away on May 10, 2021 at Bedford County Nursing Home. She was born on July 18, 1928 to the late Carmie Henry Peters and Rose Ethel Peters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Dr. Freeman W. Jenrette, Sr.

She graduated Radford College with BA in Home Economics / Early Childhood Ed and taught many years at Liberty Academy then Bedford Elementary Schools. Jean and Freeman bought Savenac Farm and turned it into a beautiful farm to raise their 4 children, cattle and horses.  She loved gardening, art, and collected and refinished many antiques.  She was an avid reader as well as belonging to the Bedford Garden Club, Elks Club, Red Hats, and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church for many years.  Jean volunteered at Bedford Memorial Hospital, and was a Girl Scout Leader.

Jean’s sense of humor and love for her family and friends will be greatly missed by all.  She was truly loved.

Jean is survived by her sons, James C. Jenrette (Charlene), Freeman Wesley Jenrette, Jr., Bruce P. Jenrette (Jennifer); daughter, Gina Jenrette; grandchildren, Charla Pauley, Laura Jenrette, Lauren Suon, Erica Keller, Jeremy Jenrette; great-grandchildren, Bobby, Tanner, Conner, Ava and Asher; nieces, FloLena Harris, Ann Coffey, Julie Sterrett; nephews, Jeff Jenrette, John Bernard.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Bright Focus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD. 20871 for the research of Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford. The family will have a private service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit


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I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What a wonderful lady she was! Loved playing cards with your mom and dad and hearing her laugh. Thinking of you all. Lou Toms

Posted by Mary lou Toms on June 5, 2021

Such a loss of a beautiful person. We extend our deepest sympathies to this family. Death comes to all, but it is in seeing someone like her go, we realize how many wonderful people have gone before us, leaving us with the hope of reunions in the hereafter. Take heart in knowing she was a loved and respected person in Bedford. Strangely, I would not have been on her friends list, but when our paths crossed, there was a special acknowledgement of something more. I always thought I would know her more.

Posted by Anonymous on June 3, 2021

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