NEWPORT NEWS - Jean W. Rew, 85, died Monday, April 30, 2012.
A native of Marion, N.C., she had been a Newport News resident for 65 years. Mrs. Rew retired from the ladies fashion department of Sears and Roebuck. In her later years, she provided child care for several children, whom she continued to stay in close contact with as they grew up. She enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and watching 'Dancing With The Stars.'
Mrs. Rew was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Rew.
Survivors include her son, Barry Rew and his wife, Sandy of Midlothian; four grandchildren, Amy Rew of Newport News, Melanie, Craig and Maya Rew of Midlothian; and three nephews, Wayne Agee of Florida, Bill Waters of Tennessee, and Dean Henline of North Carolina.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.