Jean Cleland

Wilmette , Illinois

Age 89

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Withrow High School, 1940

Center, as member of Junior League

Jean was highly precocious.

Jean with brother Jim

Jean, springtime early 1930s

Dear Carter,
My thoughts are with you and your family on the loss of a very special lady -- one whom I regarded greatly and whose kindness to my mother when she just moved here in the early 80's from Cleveland to Glenview to be near me will always be appreciated.

Among the first things Mom did was go to Glenview villege to discover what services might be helpful to her. After her first meeting, she told me about this lovely young woman social worker who represented the North...

When I think of lovely and very industrious Jean, too many wonderful traits to list come to mind and heart. As neighbors for close to 50 years, we witnessed her tremendous patience and enthusiasm with and for her sizable and delightful, family; we shared in block events; we witnessed her great endorsement of social work, and in general felt her to be one lovely, talented person whom we shall always miss. A sweet poem occurred to me to comfort her family and all of us who will miss her. It...


Jean's Obituaries

Jean Rolfing Cleland, 89, whose life was defined by devotion to social justice, hands-on advocacy, family, and faith, died September 19 in her Wilmette home. Until early 2013 Cleland worked at the North Shore Senior Center as a case manager and the Community Education Director. For 35 years she...

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