Dr. Jeannine St. Pierre Hirtle, 63, of Clarksville, Tenn., died on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 1, 1949 in Lake Charles, to Arthur Fritz St. Pierre and Mertie Lea St. Pierre. She was preceded in death by her father, Fritz St. Pierre.
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A memorial service was held in Clarksville, Tenn. on May 29 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and will be followed by a memorial service in Sulphur at Mimosa Pines South on June 15, 11 a.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
Jeannine was a Professor of Education at Austin Peay State University. Her education included a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from McNeese State University, a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Columbus College, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Houston. Jeannine was a choir member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was also a member of Phi Mu Sorority, NCTE, AACE, International Reading Association, TRA, and Mid Cumberland Reading Association. Dr. Hirtle has over 30 published writings and has presented in over 37 writing and English conferences, workshops, and in-services throughout the U.S.
She is survived by her mother, Mertie Lea St. Pierre of Houston; husband William W. Hirtle of Clarksville, Tenn.; son CW4 Jared P. Hirtle of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; two daughters, Tiffany Hirtle Lindsey of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Jessica (Hirtle) Houston of Spring, Texas; sister Denise R. St. Pierre of Houston; and 10 grandchildren, Joshua, Sophia, Mara, Micah, Fritz, Makoa, Makai, Olly, Noa and Zoe Mae.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the
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