1944 – 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jean I. Remeika Oliveto of St. Petersburg, Fla., entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Born July 19, 1944, in Lewiston, she was the daughter of Edward H. and F. Irene (Shurtleff) Powell. She was raised in Mexico and graduated from Mexico High School in the Class of 1962. She also attended nursing school.

On May 2, 1964, she married Robert J. Remeika. Jean was an air force wife and made their home in Texas and New York before returning to Mexico to raise their three sons. She served as a leader of Pioneer Girls at First Baptist Church in Mexico.

She worked at Floyd’s Nursing Home in Rumford. Jean was the owner/operator of Bride’s World on Main Street, Mexico, a boarding home, and later of The Restaurant on Waldo Street in Rumford with her husband. She volunteered as a teacher’s aide at the Mexico High School. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, was a very skilled crafter, and created many beautiful crafts through the years. She was a friend to everyone she met.

In 1995, she and Bob retired and moved to Florida. Together they celebrated 37 years of marriage. After Bob’s death in 2001, she married Frank Oliveto on June 10, 2006, and they celebrated 10 years of marriage together.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, and every Monday that she was able had a Bible study in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; children, Mark and his wife, Darlene, Brian and his wife, Barbara, and Christopher; grandchildren, Bethany Preston and her husband, Garrett, Andrew, Peter, Timothy, Daniel, Sarah, Susanna, Stephen and Paul Remeika, Ashley Hauser and her husband, Luke, Jeremy Remeika, Nathaniel Blodgett and his wife, Danielle, Carter and Brianna Remeika; one great-grandchild, Vivian Rose Preston; siblings, Patty Kaulback and her husband, Victor, Polly Laskey and her husband, Sam, Peggy Hunt, Greg Hunt, Jeff Powell and his wife, JoAnn; and Frank’s children, Heather and Stephanie and their families.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Bob Remeika; siblings, Keith and Janet Powell; and stepson, Michael.

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