If Jean was your friend, she was on your side completely. She was a tireless helper, caregiver, advocate, and she loved to laugh. She was direct, open , honest and if she had something to say - she said it. There was little doubt as to what Jean thought on any given subject. She enjoyed being in the kitchen and was an excellent cook. She was an incredibly kind and long term friend to my mother, Ruth Hettinger McArdle, helping her, and so many others, through rough times in their lives, and sharing good times with joyful enthusiasm. She will be sorely missed, but happily and lovingly remembered by those whose lives she touched.