Jean F. Straker, 88, of Zanesville, passed away at 7:00 AM Saturday November 17, 2012 at Adams Lane Care Center.
She was born November 29, 1923 in Schenectady, NY the daughter of the late Harley and Gwendoline Boggs Schulze. She was a graduate of Meredith Business College, member of First United Methodist Church, former chairman of Muskingum County Heart Association and an excellent homemaker who enjoyed knitting, camping and traveling. Jean was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.
Jean is survived by her grandchildren; Gwendolyn (Foster) Stangel of Minneapolis, MN and Dana Kane of Gurnee, IL, great grandchildren; Taylor Kane and Trevor Kane and Ivan Stangel and Gemma Stangel, sister; Carol (David) Hallet of Weems, VA, special daughters and family; Charlotte (Dan) Snider of Zanesville and sons; Devin (Kate) of Zanesville, Adam (Emily) of Huntingdon, PA and Kyle (Courtney Cox) of Cincinnati and Connie (Bruce) Vansickle of Adamsville and daughter; Valerie Watson of Nashport and children: Payton Watson and Piper Watson, brothers and sisters-in-law: JW (Mary Helen) Straker, Charles (Sue) Straker and June Straker all of Zanesville and special friends John and Leona Fornataro of Zanesville and Jean’s shadow “CC”.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband: Robert A. “Bob” Straker who died October 2, 2006 and daughter; Rebecca Ann “Becky” Kane who died December 31, 1994, brother-in-law: Richard Straker and sister-in-law: Mary Lou Taylor.
Friends may call from 11:00 AM till time of service at 12:00 Noon Monday, November 19, 2012 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. Pastor Joy French will officiate followed with committal service at Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you for all the wonderful caregivers at the Adams Lane Care Center.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jean’s honor may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701 or to a charity of your choice.
To send a note of condolence or share a memory of Jean, visit the on-line register book at: www.bryansniderfuneralhome.com.