Jean Marie Schneider Kreyche
1948 - 2021
BORN
1948
DIED
2021
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Marana Mortuary & Cemetery
12146 W Barnett Rd
Marana, AZ
KREYCHE, Jean Marie Schneider

73, passed away unexpectedly in her home on February 23, 2021. Born on January 29, 1948 in Ravenna, OH, to Leo and Betty (Francis) Schneider, Jean was a graduate of Ravenna High school ('66) and Kent State University ('70). In 1977 she married Michael Kreyche in Hamlin, West Virginia; the couple remained together in loving partnership for 44 years. Jean lived a life of service to others in every sense. As a teacher, humanitarian, and active member of the recovery community, she touched the lives of countless people. Her generosity of spirit, unconditional love, and deep wells of compassion will not soon be forgotten.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Betty, and survived by her husband, Michael; three daughters and their respective partners, Jessica and Brian Larson, Carrie Mae Rose and Kenny Wistuk, Emma Kreyche and James Gatherer; granddaughter, Aurelia; sisters, Carol Martin and Nancy Sorboro; as well as many extended family members and friends. Services will be held at a later date when family and friends can safely gather. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Colibri Center, Humane Borders, Inc., Tucson Samaritans or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by MARANA MORTUARY.



Published by Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 28, 2021.
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My warmest condolences to Mike and family. I have nothing but wonderful memories of hikes and dinners with Jean and Mike and activities with the Ajo Samaritans.
Gilbert Gutierrez
March 4, 2021
Wonderful childhood memories, we were so lucky to have jean and such a great family living right across Zeta street. Good thoughts and prayers to all the family.
Bob Trivelli
March 2, 2021
Rest in peace, Mrs. Kreyche. I went to St. Pats from the early 90s to 2001 and she was a really important part of those formative years. She inspired my entire career in tech and A/V. A lovely person. Sad to see her go.

All the best to her family. Jean was a really good one.
Jon E
Student
February 28, 2021
Rest in peace, Mrs. Kreyche. I went to St. Pats from the early 90s to 2001 and she was a really important part of those formative years. She inspired my entire career in tech and A/V. A lovely person. Sad to see her go.

All the best to her family. Jean was a really good one.
Jon E
Student
February 28, 2021
Rest in peace, Mrs. Kreyche. I went to St. Pats from the early 90s to 2001 and she was a really important part of those formative years. She inspired my entire career in tech and A/V. A lovely person. Sad to see her go.

All the best to her family. Jean was a really good one.
Jon E
Student
February 28, 2021
My condolences to the family. I met Jean in 2019 as she was walking about in St. Mary's Cemetery here in Kingston, NY. Jean was looking to fill requests for Find-a-Grave. We both had our wide-brimmed hats on to protect from the Sun and a conversation ensured. After that, we saw each other occasionally looking for memorials. Such a lovely lady, doing a great service. May angels speed you home, Jean.
Walt Witkowski
Friend
February 28, 2021
Wagon Chasers
February 27, 2021
Jean was a very unique person. I remember her as an early pioneer with microcomputers in primary education at St Patrick in Kent. I remember her efforts with justice in El Salvador, and with aid to immigrants. Her heart was truly so big that it took in the world. I will always remember her kindness and overflowing compassion, and her unassuming, humble friendship.
Tom Shaw
Friend
February 27, 2021
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