Jean Brown Donovan

jean donovan

Jean Brown Donovan, 97, of Danville, KY died July 5, 2020 at Stanford Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 16, 1923 in Lebanon, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of the late Clever & Clyde Brown.

Jean was a member of the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville.  She and her late husband Bob owned and operated their own grocery store in Cynthiana, Kentucky for many years.

Survivors include: two sons, Bob (Linda) Donovan of Maysville, and Bill Donovan of Charleston, South Carolina.  She is also survived by 5 grandchildren:  Stephanie Donovan, Mary Beth Donovan, Derek Donovan, Scott Donovan, and Susan (Myles) Bland.  

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert M. Donovan, Sr. and daughter-in-law Bobbye Donovan. She was also preceded in death by three brothers Bill Brown of Cynthiana, Harold “Sug” Brown and Vernon Brown of Lebanon, KY and one sister, Sue Wilson of Lebanon, KY.

She enjoyed volunteering for McDowell Hospital Auxiliary and playing Bridge with her friends.  She loved cooking and playing cards with her family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at A memorial service will be held on a later date. 

Services pending.

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  1. My condolences to the family. I had the honor of meeting mrs donovan and family while she was a resident of morning pointe.

  2. I will always treasure the sweet friendship of my mother and Mama Jean during their years at Morning Pointe. Many good memories of the ladies at Table Four! My prayers are with the Donovan family during these difficult days.

  3. It was such an honor to be able to care for her for a period of time, I loved our conversations and jokes, sweet jean sure will be missed, prayers for the family and friends!

  4. I am sorry to hear this. I will always remember her and Bob at the store. This was part of my life growing up on West Pleasant.

  5. Thinking about y\’all. Prayers for comfort and peace. Blessings, Chad & Carrie Miller (and Dawson and Gavin

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