Jeanne Pearce Wileen

ALBANY -- Jeanne Pearce Wileen, 65, of Albany, died Friday, April 13, 2012.

Her funeral service will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 2 PM at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church. The Rev. Leigh Ann Raynor will officiate. Mrs. Wileen will be taken to Alexandria, VA for a service and burial at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church on Tuesday prior to the funeral from 1-2 PM.

Mrs. Wileen was born in Morristown, NJ, the daughter of the late Franklin Kenneth Pearce and Gladys Trumpore Pearce, and she moved to Albany in 1955. She attended schools in Albany and graduated from Albany High School in 1964. Mrs Wileen graduated from the Women's College of Georgia (now Georgia College and State University) in Milledgeville, GA. She taught in the Dougherty County School System from 1968-1976. Teaching and education remained very important to her as demonstrated by her volunteering as a tutor with Whiz Kids at Avalon United Methodist Church. She was a member of Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, the Albany Women's Club, and the Daffodil Garden Club. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wileen was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Gordon Charles Wileen, USN (Ret.), and her brother, Franklin Pearce.

Mrs. Wileen is survived by her sister, Peggy Svoboda, Albany; her nieces, Susan Simmons and her husband, Kent, Albany, Stephanie Bradley, Greeley, CO; great nieces and nephews, Emily and Abby Simmons, of Albany, Stephen, Spencer, and Sam Bradley, Greeley, CO.

The family is at Mrs. Wileen's residence at 2008 Cameron Dr.

Those desiring, may send memorial contributions to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Dr., Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own memories with the family of Jeanne Pearce Wileen by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152


MCHedrick 1 year, 12 months ago

I taught school with Jeanne years ago and she was a great teacher. She was admired by students and faculty alike. I had lost touch with her over the years, but will always remember her fondly. Marilyn Hedrick


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