“Floy” Jean (Kinney) Philpott was born on March 20, 1930 in Sand Springs, OK to Floyd and Lorene (Wood) Kinney. Jean passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at her home in Muskogee at the age of 91, with her daughter at her side.
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Jean married Aaron “DOC” Philpott on November 15, 1947. They were blessed with 3 children: Lonnie, Eugene and Terry. Doc and Jean were married for 39 years, until his untimely death in May of 1987. She was a long-time member of West Side Church of Christ.
Jean was a glass inspector for the baby food jar line at Brockway Glass for 22 years before retiring on July 1st, 1994. Working at Brockway was how she made her living but her true passion was sewing for her family and others. She loved to sew. Jean started sewing when she was a young girl in the 3rd grade and continued to sew up until she became ill in April of 2016 and was no longer able to continue sewing.
For most of her adult life, Jean was either making clothes or doing alterations for someone. After retiring from Brockway, she started working full time as a seamstress doing alterations for Mike’s Mens Wear, J.C. Penney, Crowning Moments, as well as many others throughout the community. She was known as the lady who could make or fix anything; from wedding dresses to prom dresses to square dance dresses, to a pair of curtains or pillows here or there and she was even known for making costumes for the Nutcracker at Sadler Elementary and flags and uniforms for the MHS Color Guard. But her true passion and love was taking care of her Muskogee Police Officers, Sheriffs Department Officers, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officers and 1 very special US military Solider, right up until she became ill and could no longer sew. Her other passion was working with Kathy and Phill Long of Crowning Moments and doing alterations on both prom dresses and wedding dresses. Girls came from all over to have Jean alter their formals because she was known as the lady who could fix anything.
Jean loved to spend time with both her grandchildren and great grandchildren and making them just about anything they wanted or needed. In her eyes, her great grandchildren could do no wrong. She held on as long as she could, but went home to be with the Lord just a few short days before getting to meet her 1st Great great grandson. Jean loved goats and having Natalie show goats at her house made her very happy.
To cherish her loving memories, Jean leaves behind 2 sons: Lonnie Philpott and wife Doris of Simpsonville, SC and Eugene Philpott and wife Sue of Wildwood, FL; 1 daughter: Terry Gann and husband Jerry of Muskogee, OK; 7 grandchildren: Sheri Smith and husband Kevin, James Gilbreth and wife Kim, Paula Moen and husband Brad, Tami Fowler and husband Ken, Chris Philpott and wife Heather, Leslie Daniels and husband Rick, and Jeanie Philpott; 13 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great grandson on the way. Along with several nieces and nephew and a host of other friends and family.
Honorary Pallbearers are Jerry Gann, James Gilbreth, Rick Daniels, Brad Moen, Wyatt Walker and Robert Hill.
Jean is proceeded in death by her loving husband Aaron “Doc” Philpott, her parents Floyd Kinney and Lorene “Peggy” (Wood) Fitzpatrick, her sisters Betty Kinney and Alma Hill, brother-in-law Herb Hill, nephew James Hill and grandson Billy Jay Gilbreth.