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Obituary for Jean Seibles Utley (Ritchie)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mrs. Jean Seibles Ritchie Utley, 93, of High Point, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Pennybyrn, surrounded by her family. Jean was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery, on Saturday, April 29, 2023 officiated by Rev. Beverly May Maulden. The family will greet friends following the service.

Jean was born on February 24, 1930, in Columbia, SC, to the late Helen Linker Ritchie and Elbert Ritchie. She was a longtime secretary at Concord Telephone Company, where she made many cherished friendships.

Jean enjoyed playing bridge and cards with her friends and working on crossword puzzles. However, her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, and she cherished every moment spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Hank” Gerald Utley, with whom she shared a long and loving marriage.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Linda U. Johnson and husband, Sammy of High Point, her son, Robert Utley and wife, Melissa of Salisbury, and her grandchildren, Kelly Lee, Sam Johnson, Matt Johnson, Nicholas Utley, and Jessica U. Kepley and husband, Paden, as well as her great-grandchildren, Mary Kate Johnson, Brax Johnson, Carter Johnson, and Jackson Lee.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Covenant Church 1526 Skeet Club Road High Point. NC 27265-9530.

Jean will be dearly missed by all who knew her, but her legacy of love, kindness, and devotion to family will live on.