Jean Cartwright

14958051_10154719367337342_602997214_oJean Cartwright of Helena, AL, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. She was born and raised in Hobart, In. After marrying Kevin Cartwright her and her children moved to Alabama. Where she fell in love with her Roll Tide Football Team. But she was happy being at the lake on the boat all the time. Jean loves spending time with her children & her 5 grandchildren. She enjoyed going home to In. to spend time with her mom, dad, Brothers  & Sister. Jean will be missed by many nieces & nephews that she loved and that loved her back and a friend of over 30 years Kim Brady Jean’s survivors include: Her husband of 33 years Kevin Cartwright Son: Craig Cartwright (Elizabeth) Daughter : Kelly Blackmon (Luke) Parents: Freddie & Patsy Edmond Sister: Candy Goad (Kevin) Brothers: Jeff Edmond (Laurie) & Kenny Edmond (Laurie) Grandchildren: Kevin Cartwright, Danny Cartwright, Douglas Cartwright, Lillyanna Blackmon and Abigail Blackmon Jean is preceded in death by her brother Michael Edmond. Services for Jean are private.


  1. Brian and Sue Erickson - valparaiso in on November 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    I was shocked to hear of jean’s passing. Sending love and prayers to Kevin and the family to get through this tragic time.

  2. Chuck Crow on November 3, 2016 at 8:33 am

    So sorry for ur loss. Our thought and prayers r with Kevin and his family. The Crow family n Texas

  3. Robin Rich on November 3, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I’m not sure what to say, my prayers are with you Kevin and your children. I so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do please let me know. I would have never made it in Alabama with out Jeans help I only wish I could have been there to help her. Sending our Love Robin & Tom

  4. Barb and Dick Donnelly on November 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Kevin, so sorry for your loss…There aren’t any words to help explain…trust in the Lord to keep her safe now.

  5. Michelle Abila on November 4, 2016 at 7:26 am

    My daughters and I are thinking of you and send our loving and sincerest condolences. I know exactly how you are feeling, I know your heartbreak, I know the grief and despair that has taken over your mind, body, heart and soul. Losing our spouse suddenly and tragically sends us into many emotional episodes and stages. The unfortunate ones who have gone through losing their spouse know exactly how we feel. Many people will offer their comfort by saying I can only imagine… realistically they can’t because it hasn’t happened to them. After losing my husband Frank Abila 15 years ago suddenly and tragically, my only advice is don’t alienate yourself from those who love you most. Even though they were young my daughters gave me the strength to pick up the pieces, the will to live, the will to carry on. Although it’s not easy with such an empty and unknown outlook as to how to we go on without our soulmate, our spouse, unfortunately we have no choice, we still have a family that needs us and is counting on us.
    Lots of emotional outbursts, gut wrenching hurt and spiraling into despair and extreme grief will happen, and it’s normal and it’s something we need to do for us..Keeping every thought, emotions and cry for help bottled up and to ourselves isn’t healing. It can become more harmful and hurtful. It’s going to take quite sometime to take your spiraling life back, no longer feeling numb to everything eventually gets better, doing the things that helps you, your loss, your grieving, your anger, will no longer define who you are and how people see you. You will find your place among friends, family, and new friends will be helpful too. You have a long, hard, road ahead of you. You will get through this, I promise you. You will never forget but eventually in several years, become numb to the grief and pain caused by losing your loving spouse. My daughters and I will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We can only tell you how we got through the worst time of our lives through our experience, strength and hope. Hope does become a strong, and comforting lifeline. If you need anything at all or you need someone to talk to who knows and understands what you are having to endure and accept. I am here to talk anytime day or night. I will listen, talk and help you any way I can. It may help you if you ever feel the need to talk knowing I know how you feel, I know what you are thinking, what you are going through, facing the uncertainty and unknown doesn’t seem as isolated and angry. It will give you the hope and strength you had lost but are beginning to find. My deepest sympathies from myself and my daughters, we are truly and deeply sorry for your loss. May she always live within you and inside your heart all the time. Memory Eternal. May God guide you and give you strength. Sincerely, Michelle Abila and daughters: Natalie Abila, Ashley Abila, Rachel Abila and Allison Abila.

  6. Betsey Schroeder-Kimpan on November 4, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Kevin, Kelly & Craig, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I am so very sorry for you loss. I have had the pleasure of having her as a best friend growing up and will always cherish the wonderful memories I have.

  7. candy goad on November 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Love u my beautiful sister we will all truly miss everything about u. Thank you everyone for the kind words. Love u too enernity your big sister