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A letter from Jeanne Binkley

THIS JULY, AFTER 42 years of practicing dental hygiene, I am going to retire to spend time with my wonderful family. I appreciate more than you know all of the kind words and compliments I’ve received as I plan to leave Stutsman Dentistry. For many of you, and you know who you are, we have traveled through years and perhaps decades of laughter, joy, and tears as we’ve shared adventures, anguish, and milestones in our lives. This will be the most difficult part of my job to leave behind, catching up on a regular basis with my friends.

I thank you all for your years of support, patience, confidence, and trust. Your friendship is a gift I will always treasure. I hope our paths will cross in the future and I pray God grant you all his choicest blessings.

With Love,



38 responses to "A letter from Jeanne Binkley"

  • Jill Coleman says:

    My daughter goes to Dr. Danielle but I just want to say :”Congratulations on your retirement and enjoy that beautiful family of yours!”

  • Pat Moser says:

    Jeanne, I sure am going to miss you. You always made cleaning my teeth fun. I enjoyed the laughs we had together. God Bless you on your retirement.

  • Angela (Kovatch) Kessler says:

    It’s been a long time since we caught up, but I’m glad to see things still seem to be going well for you. Enjoy your retirement!

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Angie, How great to hear from you!!! Thanks for the kind words. I hope all is well in your world. God bless….

  • Jim Butler says:

    How can this be? You are nowhere near old enough to retire! (insert brownie points here) Congratulations and best of luck. I’ve been in your capabily hands several times and you are one of the best.

  • Bob Smoker says:


    Blessings to you as you move into this new phase of life. I have always appreciated the friendly and thoughtful way you went about doing your job. You will be missed!
    Bob Smoker

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Bob, Thanks for the uplifting words. I will miss seeing you and hearing about your family. God bless….

  • Michelle Huddleston says:

    i will miss your smiling face and warm personality. You always made the visits something to look forward to. Congratulations!!!

  • Marlin Jeschke says:

    Thanks Jeanne, old neighbor, for your friendship and dental service! Marlin

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Marlin, We go back a long way to my babysitting days! Hopefully our paths will cross again. God bless…..

  • Becky Fox says:

    What an enjoyable time I had when visiting with you over the past 16 years! You were good at what you did with a smile and a positive attitude! I am so glad our paths crossed and have fun with those grandkids! Time with them—PRICELESS!!!
    Many Blessings,
    Becky Fox

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Becky, I also wish you the best as you start a new adventure in your life. Thanks for the kind words.

  • Lisa Brumbaugh says:

    It’s been a joy to know you over the past decades! You are the only one to clean my and my kids teeth! It will be strange not talking to you at least several times a year. You deserve this time to enjoy your retirement! God bless!

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Lisa, Who will I talk to about traveling pointers now??? You know I have loved keeping up with you and your family. Your kids are super!!! I wish you all the best. God bless you all….

  • carl Hurst says:


    I will really miss you. You made my trips to the dentist not only endurable but even pleasant. Maybe I’ll see you shopping or volunteering down at 10 Thousand Villages sometime. Have a great retirement and get that house renovation finally finished. Carl

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Carl, I look forward to seeing you at 10 Thousand Villages….and in your spare time you can come help me with my renovations!!! Thanks so much for thinking of me. God bless….

  • D. Richard Miller says:

    Jeanne, thanks for the good humor and patience as you have worked on my teeth.

  • Stan Shetler says:

    Thanks Jeanne,
    Retirement is the best! Now you get a voice in what you do each day and maybe when you do it. I wish you the best life has to offer. Have fun with your grandkids. I’ve got my second one due at Christmas.

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Stan, We’ve traveled a long journey together. Thanks for the memories. You enjoy your grandchildren…you have a ways to go to catch up with me there :) God bless you and your family….

  • Ron Kennel says:

    Dear Jeanne,
    Your professional competence inspired my trust. Your personal radiance made a major contribution to the therapeutic milieu that blessed so many of us who received dental care at the Stutsman office Your friendship and our engaging conversations will remain treasures. Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement! May God bless you with many broad spaces and much holy time.
    – Ron Kennel

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Ron, I always looked forward to our interesting discussions….we talked so much I don’t remember cleaning your teeth :) God bless you and your family.

  • Nancy Leichty says:

    This is NOT goodbye, Jeanne! You know we’ll connect all over Goshen. :)
    Enjoy this next chapter. It should be the sweetest.
    Hugs & thanks dear friend~

  • jeanne binkley says:

    Nancy, What a great friend you have been. You’ll definitely hear from me. God bless you….

  • Judi Edmundson says:

    Enjoy the time you are going to have with all of your beautiful grandchildren and family. Thanks for the years of Friendship!!! I will sure miss you.
    If ever you are in Elkhart stop in and we can catch up.
    Wishing you all the best…. Judi

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Judi, You’ve been such a good friend all these years. I always enjoyed our time together…it was fun. Thanks again for thinking of me.

  • Lucy Long says:

    I was hoping to see you in September. I want you to know I am happy for your retirement and wish you many wonderful moments with your family.

  • Gail Leffler says:

    I started missing you at my last visit when you told me you were leaving. I have thought of you so many times since then. wondering how you are doing . Good picture of you and your family. May God bless you and I consider it a real blessing in knowing you these past years. Much lovee Gail

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Gail. We had so many good talks over the years. I will truly miss you. Thanks for the kinds words. God bless you and your family…..

  • Evan St. Germain says:

    Congrats Jeanne! I hope you have a fantastic time in retirement! You have been taking care of me for over 30 years. You will be missed by all.

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Evan, Thanks for thinking of me. We did this dance for a long time, didn’t we? Your kind words are really appreciated :)

  • Roger Blaine says:

    Best wishes, Jeanne! Retirement is great and I heartily recommend it! On the other hand, I (and everyone else) will miss your excellent work and good cheer in the dental office!

    • jeanne binkley says:

      Roger, I seem to be enjoying retirement so far. If I have any questions I’ll be sure and call you for suggestions!! Thanks for thinking of me…..

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