Jean B. Weirich, 92, WWII vet, mother of two, registered nurse, LGH School of Nursing director

By on June 29, 2016

Jean B. Weirich, 92, of Lickdale, formerly of Lititz, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Spang Crest Manor, Lebanon.

She was the wife of Harold Weirich, who died in 1977. Born in Lickdale March 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late J. Lloyd and Edith (Batdorf) Bohn.

A 1941 graduate of Jonestown High School, Jean earned a bachelor’s degree at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, her registered nursing license at the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing, and her master’s degree in education at Temple University.

She served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II, and was employed as an anatomy and physiology instructor at the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, later becoming director of the school, and also as director of the Brandywine Hospital School of Nursing in Coatesville.

Jean was a member of Salem Walmers Union Church, Annville, a life member and past president of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, and a life member of the American Nurses Association.

She is survived by a son: Michael, husband of Michelle Weirich, of Lickdale; grandchildren: Josh Miller of Lititz; Aaron Miller of Selbyville, Del.; Valerie Weirich, of Marietta; Ina Spicer of Newmanstown; and great-grandchildren: Mandi, Mila, and Ian.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: J. Patrice Miller, in 1999.

Services were held June 29 at Salem Walmers Union Church, Annville. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Union Salem Evangelical Congregational Cemetery, Jonestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 4138, Fullerton, CA 92834; or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1274, Lebanon, PA 17042.

Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at GroseFH.com.

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