Jean Dittmer


Jean Dittmer, 78, of Calhoun, Missouri, died Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
She was born April 16, 1946, in Clinton, Mo., the daughter of Lester Eugene Parks and Marjorie Mae (Vestal) Parks. On October 23, 1966, she married David Berton Dittmer at the Calhoun Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2019.
Jean graduated from Calhoun High School in 1964. She worked at Citizens State Bank in Calhoun. She became a full time homemaker when she had children and helped out in the office of the family business, Dittmer Ditching. In 1994 she graduated with honors from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with her RN degree and started a new life journey as a hospice nurse for Twin Lakes Hospice. Jean was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and crochet. She sang and played the piano, organ and auto harp and often shared her talents with her local community. Jean enjoyed participating in church functions and was a member of the Church of Israel in Shell City, Mo.
Survivors include a daughter, Cozette Pyeatt, Vacaville, California; 3 sons, David E. Dittmer (Angie), Windsor, Mo., Matthew Dittmer (Mandy), Windsor, Mo., and Patrick Dittmer (Amber), Clinton, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, Audrey Pyeatt, Ian Pyeatt, Erin Pyeatt, Steven Dittmer (Brittany), David L. Dittmer, Christopher Dittmer, Sara Micke (Mike), Haley LeClaire (Michael), Eli Dittmer, Sydney Dittmer, Monte Dittmer, Abby Dittmer, Isaiah Dittmer, Emslie Dittmer, and Brecklynn Dittmer; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Johnny Parks and Ricky Parks; 3 sisters, Donna Klugh, Janice Kronk, and Beverly Murray (Steve), and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband David, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo. The family received friends before the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Church of Israel in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at