Jean Parks Lynn

Columbus, Ohio


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LYNN Jean Parks Lynn, age 68, of Worthington, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 peacefully at her home. Lifelong and active member of Worthington UMC where among many other activities she was a part of the Jubilee Ringers. Graduate of Worthington High School, Class of 1960, Ohio Northern...

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Longtime customers at the Village Bookstore, we met Jean at her first Columbus studio on Dublin-Granville Road in the 1980s, when she agreed to re-bind a rare and somewhat water-damaged volume of Herodotus' Histories I had recently bought in London. We became instant friends, I as a calligrapher, then fledgling paper marbler, and occasional book binder, and she in working leather and in bringing often dilapidated volumes back to life.
Over the years, we collaborated on a couple of...

I only ever spoke with Jean on the phone, she was trying to help me find a mentor to become a bookbinder like her. Even with so much on her plate she offered to teach me herself if no one else was willing or able. She was SUCH a nice lady and so giving. Even after she got sick she sent me books on book repair to help me out. When my last few emails and phone calls received no response I looked her up and found this, I WAS SOO SAD to hear of her passing. My condolences to all of her...

Jean was my step-mother, married to my father, Austin Lynn. My prayers go to Jean's sons and their families, at this time of loss. God Bless.

Jean was my neighbor for many years. In the past we had shared pleasant conversations and enjoyed the antics of her cats Edgar and Sebastian, and the Baker's collies. I appreciated Jean as a neighbor and will miss her.