Frances Jean Brackett (Jean), \n96, of Butler, died on January 22, 2023, surrounded \nby her loving family. She was born January 7, 1927, \nin Pittsburgh, PA and was the daughter of the late \nAlbert E. Worsley, Sr. and Anna E. Hawthorne Worsley.\n\n\nJean graduated from Butler High School in 1945. She \nmet William Francis Brackett (Bill) upon his return \nfrom service as a U.S. Marine during WWII. They were \nmarried on Valentine's Day of 1947. Jean and Bill \nenjoyed a 61-year love affair during which time they \nbuilt two homes to raise their family, spent many \nweekends boating with family and friends, enjoyed \nflying their homebuilt airplane, and generally \ndelighted in life together. She was deeply loved and \nwill be deeply missed.\n\nJean and Bill founded and operated Brackett Machine \nCo., serving the global specialty steel industry for \nover 50 years, and a business which continues \nsuccessfully today.\n\nJean, a cheerful, loving, and generous mother and \ngrandmother, was devoted to her family, strong in \nher faith, and enthusiastic about life. She relished \nfamily gatherings and quality time with her \ngrandchildren. A passionate bridge player, Jean was \nawarded Life Master status from the American \nContract Bridge League in 2000.\n\nShe is survived by two sons, Timothy A. Brackett and \nhis wife, Karen, of Butler, PA and James M. Brackett \nand his wife, Angela, of Grove City, PA; two \ndaughters, Ronna M. Drennen and her husband, Dr. \nJames K. Drennen III, of Mars, PA and Jean \nCunningham and her husband, Dan Cunningham, of \nButler; nine grandchildren; a number of \ngreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and \nnephews.\n\nJean was preceded in death by her husband, William \nF. Brackett and her brothers, James and Albert \nWorsley. \n\nThe family of Jean Brackett extends a heartfelt \nthank you to the caring staff of New Haven Court, \nButler, PA and Good Samaritan Hospice. \n\nVisitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on \nFriday, January 27, 2023 at Thompson-Miller Funeral \nHome, 124 East North Street, Butler, PA. \n\nA funeral service will be held Saturday, January 28, \n2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Thompson Miller Funeral \nHome, 124 East North Street, Butler, PA, with \nJeannine Sanford, Associate Pastor of St. Luke's \nEvangelical Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, \nofficiating. \n\nInterment will take place at the Butler County \nMemorial Park on Saturday, January 28, 2023.