Jean Marie Landis, 92, mother of four, Office of Aging volunteer, loved cardinals, jigsaw puzzles

By on August 2, 2017

Jean Marie (Bowman) Landis, 92, left this life on July 29, 2017 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Jean was born in Manheim Township, and was the daughter of the late Lorenze and C. Belle (Fisher) Bowman. She was the wife of the late James E. Landis, who died in 1985.

Surviving Jean are three children: Jean Landis Naumann, wife of Arthur Naumann, of Kingston, Mass.; James Landis, husband of Dorothy Shinn, of Edmond, Okla.; and Jenny Landis, wife of Donald Faix, of Parkesburg. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Bernadette and Colleen Landis, Colorado; Derick Naumann, husband of Charlene, Massachusetts; and Katherine Shinn-Landis, Oklahoma; and two great-grandchildren: Cameron and Kayleigh Naumann.

Jean was preceded in death by a son: Joel Landis; and by her siblings: Elva Eyster, Elizabeth Grube, Virginia Witwer, and Arthur Bowman.

Jean enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches and jigsaw puzzles. She was a housewife for much of her life, and was always baking, canning, and cooking for her family. She loved cardinals and any shade of the color blue, and enjoyed beautiful flowers, especially roses. She was a volunteer with the Office of Aging for 11 years.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Anyone wishing to remember Jean with a gift may make a contribution in her name to Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster, or to the Landis Homes Caring Fund.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Oregon House at Landis Homes for their compassionate care and Hospice for their support during Jean’s final days.

To send online condolences, visit Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, handled the arrangements.

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