Jean M. (Mitcheltree) Jeffers

Born: Wed., Jan. 14, 1931
Died: Sun., Mar. 29, 2015

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 02, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church

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Jean M. Jeffers
PORT ALLEGANY-Jean M. Jeffers, 84, of Smith Ave., went to be with her Lord, on Sunday (Mar. 29, 2015) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
     Born January 14, 1931, in Odin, PA, she was a daughter of Truman R. and E. Claire Doughtery Mitcheltree. On Sept. 3, 1949, in Port Allegany, she married James T. Jeffers, who passed away Mar. 29, 1990.  
     Jean was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of the Austin High School, Class of 1948, where she was valedictorian.  
     She was a member of the former Evangelical United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, where she was former Sunday school secretary for 50 years. Currently she was a member and deaconess of the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany. She was also a member of the Port Allegany Senior Center, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Jean enjoyed gardening and reading.
    Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth C. “Beth” (Kenneth) VanSickles of Coudersport, M. Jane Jeffers of Sayre, PA; a grandson, Nathan (Tasha) VanSickles of Emporium, and a great-granddaughter, Lili VanSickles also of Emporiu; a brother-in-law, Lester Thomas Jeffers of Wellsboro, PA, and three sisters-in-laws, Joan M. Snyder of Port Allegany, Jane A. Hultz of Smethport, and Joyce Kent of St. Mary’s , PA.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and husband James.
   At Jean’s request, there will be no visitation.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday (Apr. 2, 2015) in the First Baptist Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
     Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church or the Sweden Valley Manor Activities Fund.
     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made to:  Elizabeth C. VanSickles                       M. Jane Jefffers
                                                       86 Matt Ward Rd.                                 206 Smith Ave.
                                                       Coudersport, PA 16915                        Port Allegany, PA 16743

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