Catherine Jean "Jean" Landes

Catherine “Jean” Landes, 59, of Pittsfield and formerly of Beardstown, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at her home.

She was born June 28, 1958 in Beardstown, the daughter of William “Dan” and JoEllyn Potter Brasel. She married Jack Landes on January 2, 1991 in Beardstown and he survives.

She is also survived by her children, Timothy (Sarah) Givens of Springfield, Sarah (Joe Engelbrecht) Givens of Beardstown and Zach (Stephanie Mahoney) Landes of Springfield; three grandchildren, Brok Ratliff, Austin and Abigail Givens; and two brothers, Rob Brasel of Missouri and James “Dude” Brasel of Beardstown. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Sarah Royer Avery; and one sister, Lynn Brasel Bless.

Mrs. Landes was a 1977 graduate of Beardstown High School and a member of First Christian Church in Beardstown. She was employed by St. Luke’s Health Care Center in Beardstown for fifteen years, before working for Pathway School in Jacksonville for ten years. Jean had a love for animals, enjoyed spending time on the river, gardening and craftwork, especially sewing.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Family will meet with friends from 12:30 PM until time of services at the funeral home. Private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Schuyler County Humane Society. Condolences may be sent to the family online at