She had been living at Jackson Gardens for the past several years.
Jean was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Brazil, the daughter of David Nairn and Christina Glineur Nairn. She graduated from Brazil High School, and on Oct. 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to Russell Lloyd Howard.
Jean was a homemaker for their family and was a loving wife, mom and grandma. She was a longstanding member of the Trinity Baptist Church.
She enjoyed traveling in years past, following Brazil sports and bands, and she was a loyal fan of the Colts football team.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Russell Howard in 1997, one sister Betty Wilson, four brothers Jack Nairn, Bill Nairn, James Nairn and David Nairn.
Survivors include her daughter Phyllis Chavis and husband Larry, Terre Haute, two sons and daughters-in-law Larry and Lyle Howard, Terre Haute, and Mike and Susie Howard, Brazil, six grandchildren Melissa Crowley (Michael), Emily Johnston (Carl), Tammy Chavis, Brent Chavis (Kelly), Michael Howard II (Lori) and Andrea Baysinger (David), 12 great-grandchildren Ashlyn Carter, Addison Carter, Cullen Crowley, Jasmine Johnston, Ryan Johnston, Bailey Gyger, Shiloh Chavis, Michael Howard III, Garrett Howard, Lacey Howard, Wyatt Baysinger and Sydney Baysinger, great-great-grandchild Maddison Gyger, sisters-in-law Sarah Nairn, Betty Howard and Melanie Nairn, brother-in-law Thurston Rose, several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will take place Monday at 1 p.m., at French Funeral Home with Pastor John Montgomery officiating.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.