Jean Isabell (George) Livesay
Jean Isabell (George) Livesay, 85, of Findlay, OH, was born January 26, 1938, to the late Mary Lockhart (Gillilan) George and Henry Hunter George of rural Frankford, WV, in the home in which her mother was born. Jean married Lewis Douglas Livesay of Frankford, WV, on December 22, 1955, in Virginia. He preceded her in death.
Jean is survived by a daughter, DeAnn G. Livesay; a son, D. Alan Livesay; and a grandson, Alexander Livesay, all of Findlay, OH. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Haley Drown of Canal Winchester, OH; as well as a great-grandson, Landon.
Her siblings include, Samuel (Irene) George of White Sulphur Springs, WV, James (Shelby) George of Loveland, OH, M. Ruth Seldomridge of Ronceverte, WV, Sarah Workman of Florida, Judith (Bob) Brown of Frankford, WV; brothers-in-law, James Decker of Edgewood, MD, Collin Osbourne of rural Ocala, FL; sister-in-law, Laura Bryant; brothers-in-law, Paul (Carolyn) Livesay, O. Terry (Debra) Livesay, all of rural Frankford; and a great many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews scattered across the Eastern USA.
Jean was preceded in death by sisters, M. Kay Decker, Patricia Osbourne, and E. Olive Fisher of Greenbrier County, WV; brothers-in-law, Andrew Seldomridge, Allen Workman, Larry Bennett, Gary Bryant, A. Wayne Livesay; sister-in-law, Regina Bennett; and nephew, William George of Greenbrier County, WV.
Jean started school at 4 years of age at Frankford School, where she was first in her class from day one until graduation, and she was valedictorian of the Class of 1955. She was awarded a Scholarship to the Greenbrier College for Women in Lewisburg, WV, where she attended alongside of Ambassadors, daughters, and other dignitaries’ daughters from around the world.
Jean was a homemaker and involved in community endeavors, while raising her children, such as Block Watch. She was PTA President at Howard School, Den Mother for BSA, and a Room Mother, until her children aged out. Later she helped found a Lupus Foundation of America Chapter in Findlay in support of her daughter and other Lupians.
When her children were in high school, she entered the workforce at Sunbeam Printing Services and JC Penney. She retired in 2000.
Jean’s greatest joy was being a grandmother and sharing time with her grandchildren.
Jean also enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her daughter and granddaughter, and some for her son and grandson. She knitted and did a bit of crocheting. Later she took up piecing quilt blocks and hand quilting, until her hands objected. Later she started to machine quilt. She left some unfinished projects.
Jean fought a battle with metastasized Pancreatic cancer. She will be forever missed and mourned.
Jean will be laid to rest with her husband, Lewis; a set of grandparents; and a host of other relatives in Frankford.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Frankford Cemetery in Frankford, WV.
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, OH.
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