Jean E. Strouse

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Jean E. Strouse, 78, of 24 Cemetery Ave., DuBois and formerly of RD #3 Reynoldsville, passed away at home Saturday Oct. 31, 2015, after an extended illness.
She was born in DuBois, July 3, 1937, and was the daughter of Walter J. Faulkner and Lydia (Schreiber) Faulkner.
Jean was a 1955 graduate of DuBois High School, the DuBois Business College, and attended Penn State.
She was married in DuBois on June 5, 1960, to Bruce R. Strouse who preceded her in death July 31, 1993.
She was employed at Dealer's Finance, McClure Contracting, DuBois Area Schools, the Unemployment Office (Office of Employment Security), and was the Secretary of the Sykesville Fair under Milo Zimmerman. She retired in October 1997 and began billing insurance in her daughter's optometric practice.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Joy Carlson; her husband, Bruce; and her son, Walter J. (Wally Joe) Strouse on July 4, 1981.
She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Wendy Strouse Watt (Mark) of Reynoldsville. Mark was her favorite son-in-law. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Jean was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church as she began attending in 1945. She served as the Financial Secretary, was a Sunday school teacher, and the Chairman of the Board, as well as serving as Chairman and member of numerous committees over the years. She took joy in supplying the yearly Christmas and Easter candy for the children. For many years, she took part in the local World Day of Prayer Services. ln September of 1990, she went to the Dominican Republic on a church-sponsored missionary trip along with Bruce and Wendy. She continued to support the missionaries and had a deep faith in God as was apparent to all who met her even after she suffered the stroke on 12/12/12.
She enjoyed bowling, won many trophies, bowled on TV, was a founding member of the Cloverleaf Bowling League and served as its president, and bowled in the Summer Mixed League with Bruce. She was a member of Henderson Grange. She was a room mother, active in the PTA at C. G. Johnson, a Den Mother for Boy Scout Troop #72, and hardily supported her children in every endeavor. She loved to read and travel and loved history and genealogy. She enjoyed outings with her family, enjoyed fellowship and Bible Study with her church friends, and loved her kitties - Katy, Barney and Boots. She loved children and especially Mark's great nieces, Madalyn, Jordan and Maggie.
Viewing will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Bernard Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 54 E. Long Ave., DuBois. Burial will be in Paradise at the Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to Trinity UMC and the Gateway Humane Society.
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Snyder-D'Argy Funeral Home
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Reynoldsville, PA 15851
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 2015