Jean Herald Walsh

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Walsh Jean Herald Walsh, 94, of Columbus, passed away peacefully Friday, February 22, 2013 at Dublin Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. Born December 8, 1918 in Youngstown, OH, beloved daughter of James Gallagher Herald and May Kennedy Herald. Married for 59 years to James J. Walsh, whom she married on October 23, 1948. Survived by children, Maurya (Thomas F.) Walsh Johnson, Philadelphia, PA; James J. (Teresa Lautar) II, DeWitt, MI; Kevin (Kathy Reed), Columbus; and Megan Walsh, Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Timothy (Dr. Jessi Witt) Johnson, Fort Collins, CO; Daniel Johnson, Millford, CT; James J. (Dr. Gretchen) Walsh III, Caledonia, MI; Emily (Greg) Walsh Lahnum, Wilmington, NC; Colin (Andrea) Walsh, Oxford, MI; great-grandchildren, Daniel Lahnum, Laney Walsh, James J. "Shea" Walsh IV, and Garrett Walsh; brother-in-law, John P. (Jack) Walsh, Struthers, OH; sisters-in-law, Ann Walsh Jofery, Hermitage, PA, and Bonnie Walsh, Temecula, CA; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister and brother-in-law Mary Herald Chambers and Jim Chambers, brothers and sisters-in-law James and Kathryn Herald, Jack and Helene Herald, Bill and Betty Herald, sister Dr. Clare Herald; niece Susan Herald, brothers-in-law Thomas Walsh and Joseph Jofery and sister-in-law Nona Walsh. Graduate of the Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Jean taught home economics at Hillman Junior High School in Youngstown, OH for eight years. She left her teaching career to raise her four children. Strongly committed to her Catholic faith, she was a member of St. Andrew Parish, Columbus, Ohio. Her community volunteer efforts included St. Andrew and the League of Women Voters. Jean was an excellent cook, a gracious hostess who welcomed all to her home, an avid bridge player, a devoted friend. Her joy was being a loving grandmother to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-nieces Cara and Lisa Chambers, and a loving aunt and friend. She lived a long and good life, filled with blessings. Calling hours at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 4661 Kenny Road, Columbus, 43220 on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Prayer Service 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Columbus, 43220, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, where Jean's family will greet family and friends from 10-11 a.m. with a reception to follow Mass. Fr. Michael B. Watson Celebrant. Private interment, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the giver's choice. Visit for condolences.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 24, 2013