July 31, 1929 - May 15, 2020
Jean Wetherington, age 90, a resident of Westwood Nursing Home, went to be with our Lord on Friday, May 15th, 2020. She was born in Bismarck, Arkansas, on July 31st, 1929 to James Ellis King, & Nettie Looper King, she was the oldest of 3 sisters. She grew up in Bismarck, Ar, where the family owned a country store.
Preceding her in death, were her husband, Clyde Burton Wetherington of Martinez, Ga; her parents; her baby brother, James Leon King; her sister, Ima Faye Hill of Benton, Ar; her brother-in-law, James Roland Wetherington of Arkadelphia, Ar; and her beloved grandson, Stephen Anson Wetherington, Jr of Augusta, Ga.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Anson Wetherington, Sr (Rosalyn) of Evans, Ga; her daughter, Lisa Wetherington Smith, Rph, BCPS, (Walter) of Evans, Ga; her granddaughters, Mrs. Sarah A. Wetherington (Dylan) of Martinez, Ga; Dr. Megan E. Smith, DVM, of Milledgeville, Ga; and Dorothy Joy Arenas of Evans, Ga; her great-granddaughters, Autumn Leigh Flakes and Brooke Glabas; her great-great grandchildren, Kylan, Jesten, Attleigh, and Korbin Flakes; her youngest sister, Mary Ruth Hill of Benton, Ar; and her Sister-in-law, Marilyn Wetherington, of Arkadelphia, Ar.
After Graduating high school, Jean married Clyde, and moved to Leachville, Ar where she pursued her education, taught kindergarten and 3rd grade, and started a family. They moved to Valdosta, Ga in 1953, where they went into the Life Insurance Business. In 1957, they moved to North Augusta, S.C and finally settled in Augusta, Ga in 1958, where Jean opened & operated Wetherington Insurance Agency. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Carstarphen Paper Company for nearly a decade. Jean returned to the family business, Affordable Insurance Co, where she worked as a bookkeeper, with her son & granddaughter, until she was 85 years old.
Mrs. Wetherington was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was the cornerstone of her family, they loved her dearly and will miss her beyond words. She had a strong faith & love for the lord. She lived it daily as she cared for those she loved. She was an active member of Burns Memorial Methodist Church, where she participated in the Mary Culler White Circle, and served on many committees, sub-committees, and the church council. She utilized her talents as she served as a district officer, treasurer, for the United Methodist Women of the North Georgia Conference. Jean was also an active member of the Aglow Women’s Ministry, where she participated & served as treasurer for many years. She enjoyed the retreats, learning opportunities, and comradery in her quest to become a better woman of God and a better woman of prayer & action. She loved hosting the board meetings and prayer meetings at her home. After relocating to Martinez, Ga, Jean became a member of 1st Assembly of God, on Fenwick St. in Augusta, Ga. She enthusiastically participated in all activities with her church family. As Jean advanced in years, she moved to Morningside Assisted Living in Evans, Ga, and she moved her church membership to The Sanctuary. She attended regularly with her Son, Stephen, until she was no longer able to attend. The family appreciates everything the Sanctuary has done to visit, pray, and help Jean when she was no longer able to attend.
Jean’s hobbies mostly included spending time with her church family and her own family, especially her granddaughters, Sarah & Megan. In her younger years, she loved spending time at the lake and enjoyed water skiing. She was an avid bridge player & frequently hosted bridge clubs. At Morningside, she even helped get a bridge game together, and helped teach others how to play bridge. During her middle age years, she learned how to square dance & enjoyed square dancing & competitions. She crocheted blankets & footies for her family as well as those in need. And of course, she always enjoyed cooking, traveling and shopping, especially with her sisters in Arkansas, and her family.
Mrs. Wetherington’s family would like to thank Dr. Robert Price, and all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, Ga, who helped with her care over the years. The entire staff at Morningside Assisted Living, in Evans, Ga, who helped to enrich her life and offered compassionate care for her for almost a decade. Finally, thanks to the entire staff at Westwood Nursing Home, in Evans, Ga, for helping with her care in the final years of her life, especially during her end-of-life experience.
Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, a celebration of life memorial service at The Sanctuary will be postponed until a later date.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Sanctuary Church, 4584 Cox Rd, Evans, Ga. 30809 or to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Assn.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311
Lisa I am so sorry to hear if Mrs Wetherington’s passing. She was deeply loved by her friends at Morningside as well as the staff. I can definitely say she kept me on my toes. Love hugs and prayers for all of you. Wanda Clark.Wanda Clark. - May 22 at 8:02 PM
Lisa sending my condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Sheri Wilson-Dixon - May 22 at 7:32 PM
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Sorry I never got to know her. Love and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Anna AlleyAnna ALLEY - May 22 at 5:04 PM
Jean was my second mom growing up. She was such a sweet dear friend to my mom Mary Martin. They are now in Heaven praising God together!Melinda Martin Osment - May 22 at 3:37 PM