Delores Jean Landes

October 27, 1939 - October 26, 2023

Delores Jean Landes, age 83, of Franklin, WV, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Pendleton Manor in Franklin, WV. She was born on October 27, 1939, in Franklin, the daughter of the late William Isaac and Gladys Laura (Huffman) Hedrick. Jean was married to Dale Landes, the father of her children and he preceded her in death in 2017. Her companion of more than 40 years, Gene “Crafty” Eye also preceded her in death on March 13, 2016. 

Jean was a 1957 graduate of Franklin High School and a member of the Friends Run Church of the Brethren. She was a former member of the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department ladies Auxiliary. 

She had worked as a teachers aide for the Pendleton County Board of Education for 39 years (1972-2011). Ms. Jean had a kind heart and a love for children and her career as an aide allowed her to developed everlasting relationships with students. She made an impact on many children's lives, and past students would reward her with hugs. Jean was a resident at Pendleton Manor for the last six months, where her caregivers were many of her former students. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Jean leaves behind to cherish her memory: 2 daughters, Mary Ellen Wimer (Tom) of Sugar Grove, WV, Vickie Bennet (Jimmie) of Riverton, WV; 4 grandchildren, Thomas and Phillip (Sara) Wimer, Isaac Bennett (Kaylee), Allison Fawley (Jacob); 6 great-grandchildren, Forest, Henry, Cora, and Genevieve Wimer, Reece and Zellie Bennett; a sister, Ada Belle Huffman of Franklin, WV; an aunt, Alice Johnson of Franklin, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and companion, she was preceded in death by: a daughter, Sheila Jean Landes; and a sister, Catherine Mae Bowers.

Jean's family will receive friends on Sunday, October 29, 2023, 12-2 PM at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, WV. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin, WV. Memorials may be made to the Friends Run Church of the Brethren or Pendleton Manor. Memories and words of comfort may be left at or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.