Jean Ann Yosie
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Jean Ann Yosie
Jean was born in Vintondale, Pa. on August 6, 1927 and moved to Twin Rocks following her marriage on October 20, 1947. In 2008, she moved to an apartment in Ebensburg until her recent move to Brookside Manor in Portage, Pa.
Jean was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Vintondale, Pa. and sang for many years in the church choir. During the Second World War she organized letter writing to US soldiers. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of Twin Rocks, Pa. and served as a school patrol crossing guard at the Big Bend Elementary School in Twin Rocks in the 1960s.
She was very involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren who embody her determination and spirit. She read many books of biography, history and, most importantly, her Bible. She enjoyed travel across the United States and to Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Ukraine. She had a passion for education; while she did not initially complete high school due to an urgent need to care for her younger siblings following the death of her mother, she obtained her high school equivalency certificate in the 1960s when in her 40s. She motivated her two children and three grandchildren to achieve college degrees.
A memorial service for Jean will be held on July 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Matevish and Matevish Funeral Home, 307 North Center Street in Ebensburg. Family and friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Frank and Jean Yosie Scholarship Fund, Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa. 15705-1087.
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