Willetta “Jean” S. Conklin

August 29, 1925 - May 10, 2019 West Grove, PA | Age 93 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend


Willetta “Jean” S. Conklin, age 93, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Jenner’s Pond. She was the wife of Donald S. Conklin, who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Ames, IA, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Tebbitt Stanhope and the late Marjorie Garretson Stanhope.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Roger Conklin and his wife Marie of Broomall, PA; two daughters, Gail Crawford of Bel Air, MD and Patricia Ihde of Branchburg, NJ; one brother, John W. Stanhope of Orwell, VT; one sister, Nancy F .Hume of Orrington, ME; one granddaughter, Kathleen Crawford Yust and one great grandson, David Crawford Yust.

Services and burial will be held privately.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.

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Funeral Service

Services and burial will be private.


  1. I thought I would try to find “Billie Jean” one more time using the internet, and was amazed and sad to find this lovely obituary. My mother, Virginia Lee Clary Wing, was Jean’s first cousin. Their mothers were sisters, and both were born in Ames. My mother’s mother was B. Myrl Garretson Clary. My mother asked me on several occasions to look for an address for your mother, but I was unsuccessful in doing so in my mom’s lifetime. My mother, know to all in Maquoketa, St. Donatus, and Dubuque Iowa, passed away on September 19, 2018, at the age of 87 years and 10 months. I am her oldest child. I send my sincere condolences to your family. My family has always decorated Great-Aunt Marjorie’s grave in the Esgate Cemetery in rural Jackson County Iowa, out of love of the Garretson/Bradley family.

    Valerie Wing McNally | January 15, 2020 at 3:47 AM
  2. Jean was such a special person that I had the privilege of taking care of for several years while she was at the Preston building. Her cheerful smile and witty sense of humor will be missed by everyone who knew her. You will always hold a special place in my heart and you are missed dearly. Rest In Peace my dear Billy Jean ❤️

    Karen Laffey | May 17, 2019 at 9:32 PM
  3. Jean was a lovely woman who I met through Avondale Presbyterian Church. We stayed in touch through these
    last years and I always admired her smile even through some difficult events. She was a truly sweet person.

    Judy Young | May 17, 2019 at 2:31 PM
  4. Jean was one of my best friends for a huge part of my life! She has impacted my life in ways I cannot express enough gratitude for! I will miss her dearly, and cherish the many memories I have of great times I shared with her. All my love💜.

    Chrissy Williams | May 16, 2019 at 10:04 PM

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