Jean S. Greene, 93, Lititz H.S. grad, avid and talented seamstress, mother of three

By on February 10, 2016

Jean S. Greene, 93, wife of the late Richard “Dick” S. Greene, passed away Jan. 31, 2016 at Moravian Manor in Lititz, where she had lived for the past 10 years.

Jean was born June 17, 1922, in Lititz. She was a daughter of the late Clarence Behmer Shaub and Beulah Ruhl Shaub.

Jean graduated from Lititz High School in 1941 and always gave credit to her home economics teacher for fostering her love of designing and sewing her own clothes, which she began doing at age 12. She was an avid and talented seamstress, and when she wasn’t at her sewing machine making clothes for her daughters, her hands were busy knitting sweaters or piecing together quilts.

For a short time after she married in 1944, Jean lived in Ohio and Kentucky. In 1949, she and her husband returned to Pennsylvania, first living in Sproul, and later in Wayne, where they remained until Dick retired in 1973. For the next 32 years they lived in the house that Jean designed and Dick built on land they bought in West Loop, in the rural outskirts of Hollidaysburg. During that time Jean was very active as a volunteer for the Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library and enthusiastically gave her time to many of the organizations fundraisers.

Jean is survived by her daughters: Cathie Greene of Annapolis, Md.; Sally Bunce of Northbridge, Mass; and Vicki Goodman of Exton; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Dick; Jean was predeceased by her sister: Marguerite S. Kirchner.

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