Jean Krumm

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April 12, 1926 – October 5, 2018
Jean Frances Ehrmann Krumm died peacefully Friday, October 5, 2018 at her home in New Bern, North Carolina.
Jean was born to Czechoslovakian immigrants Camilla and Joseph Ehrmann in New York City, where she was raised and educated. In 1947 she married her love and best friend Walter. In 1957 Walter's job took them to the Hudson Valley. They eventually settled in Red Hook where they raised a family and where Jean worked as a secretary for the Red Hook School system. She retired in 1979 after having worked many years for the Superintendent of Schools. Walter and Jean returned to city living when Walter was transferred back to Long Island. Jean found part time work as a secretary at Stoney Brook University. In 1988, with both Jean and Walter fully retired, they moved to Morehead City and began life anew in North Carolina.
Jean made lifelong friends wherever she went. She always remembered anniversaries and birthdays, and all who knew and loved her looked forward to receiving one of her carefully shopped for "occasion" cards. They were always relevant, and usually quite funny.
Jean was a terrific hostess, and an avid and skilled cook. She and Walter entertained frequently. Her children all learned to make her Czechoslovakian specialties and her friends were treated to those as well as the other varied dishes she was skilled at making.
Jean loved travel, golf, bridge, and crossword puzzles. She was always ready to "go someplace". Jean was very proud of her family and said that one of the happiest events of her life was celebrating her and Walter's 50th wedding anniversary in the Poconos with the entire family present. She loved God and when able, attended church faithfully.
Jean was predeceased by Walter. She is survived by her son Laurence Krumm and his wife Jeanne, her daughter Susan St. Clair and her husband Michael, her daughter Jodi Reddick and her husband Barry, and her granddaughter Haley Reddick.
Memorial donations in Jean's name can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Morehead City or to Craven County Hospice.

Published in Sun Journal from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2018