Jean Kendall is the wife of Arthur Kendall Jr. and the father of Rosemary Kendall. Jean fell ill and was admitted to hospital so Rosemary went to stay with the Sugden family in February 1975. Jean was discharged in October 1975 and came to stay at Emmerdale Farm for a few days. Jean was a chatty woman and a bit of a gossip. She tried to convince Rosemary to return home with her but failed. However, Rosemary decided to return home in April 1976.