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Carolyn "Jean" Mendes

Carolyn "Jean" Mendes, 71, of York, South Carolina, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Jean was born July 9, 1942, in Lorain, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Popson Herbert.

She retired from Wellington Manor Nursing Home after 22 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She enjoyed crafts and hobbies, her flowers and gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her husband of over 30 years, Guy Mendes; sons, Ronald Baer (Peggy) of Fairfax, Virginia, Robert Baer (Heather) of Pineville, North Carolina and Bruce Mendes (Karrie) of Delaware, Ohio; daughters, Deb Coe (Jim) of Sandusky, Chris Hughes (Todd) of North Lima, Sonja Mendes of Bellville, and Melissa Mendes (Chris) of Clarksville, Tennessee; brother, Michael Herbert (Judy); sisters, Margie Yavornitzky (Joe) and Mary Jankowski (Allan), all of Lorain. Jean is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Sandusky Eagles back hall at 1235 West Perkins Ave., from 2 until 5 P.M.

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