Gary “Frenchy” Dwain Jeardoe was born on January 22, 1949, in Belleville, to Pearl E. & Viola Bernadean (Awalt) Jeardoe. Gary graduated from Scandia High School, class of 1967, and then attended Cloud County Community College.
He was united in marriage to Jacqueline Skocny on February 14th, 1976, in Belleville, and to this union of 45 years, three sons were born.
Frenchy, as he was known by many, was a crop consultant for over 26 years, helping many farmers, and later his sons, to grow corn, wheat, soybeans, and other crops. Gary continues to hold the Kansas state record for highest corn yield at 337 ¾ bushels/acre. Gary owned and operated the Mustang Inn in Cuba for a period of time. During his free time, Gary enjoyed golfing, umpiring softball and baseball games, and especially loved fishing. He also served on numerous boards and committees in the area. He never knew a stranger.
Gary passed away peacefully at his home, with his wife and sons at his side, on April 20, 2021, at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 29 days.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Randy Jeardoe.
He will be forever remembered by his wife Jackie, son Gary Dwain Jeardoe Jr. and his friend Ruby of Concordia, son Wayne Adam Jeardoe and his wife Sarah Ann of Concordia, son Derrek Lee Jeardoe and his wife Karla of Clearwater, Kansas, and grandchildren Abigail Faith, Wyatt Lee and Claire Marie. Gary is also survived by his brothers, David Jeardoe and his wife Karla, Jessie Jeardoe and his wife Jane, his sister, Trudy Beam, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, at 11:00 am, at Zion Cemetery, rural Talmo. Friends may sign Gary’s book at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home on Monday, April 26th, from 9am – 5pm.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are requested to Meadowlark Hospice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted the Jeardoe family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com