Jean G. Hubbard (90) of Effingham


Published on December 24 2012 7:04 am

Jean G. Hubbard, 90, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham, IL, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in rural Effingham at a later date. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be left at

Jean was born on December 11, 1922, in Memphis, TN, the daughter of William J. and Leta (Monroe) Gallagher. She married John Wesley Hubbard on June 11, 1948 in Memphis, TN, and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2009. Jean worked as an assistant clerk in the Criminal Courts Building in Memphis, TN from 1944-48, Helen Matthes Library in Effingham from 1967-77 and was also employed at J.C. Penney in Effingham from 1977-87. She was a longtime member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham.

Jean is survived by her sons, John Hubbard of Dallas, TX, Jim Hubbard of Effingham, IL, and Jerry (Barb) Hubbard of Edgewood, WA; grandchildren, Julia (Matt) Poulter of Liberty, IL, Jacob (Ashley) Hubbard and John (Leslie) Hubbard all of Puyallup, WA; step-grandchildren, Robert Woll of Lakewood, WA and Jennifer Woll of Kellog, ID, and great-grandchildren, Dylan Hubbard and Jordan Hubbard both of Quincy, IL, and Nathan Poulter and Nicholas Poulter both of Liberty, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wesley; brother, William J. Gallagher Jr.; and her grandson, Jeremy Hubbard.

The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeland Health Care Center for the kind and
compassionate care shown to her the past few years.