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Jean A. Lewis

Jean A. Lewis                    

Coudersport, PA – Jean Amundson Lewis, 79, a resident of Sweden Valley Manor, and formerly of Bellefonte, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, with her loving family gathered around her.  At Jean’s request, there was no public visitation and a private service for the family was held on Sunday, August 14 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse, with Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

Jean was the twin daughter of Robert Amundson and Francis Magnuson Timlin-Buskirk born on December 8, 1936 in Punxsutawney, PA.  Her surviving sister, Joan, is married to James North and resides in DuBois, PA.

Jean was a graduate of the Port Allegany High School and completed the training as a Registered Nurse in Sharon, PA.  She married Norman A. Lewis after completing her education and remained a full time stay at home Mom, raising and training her four children in Howard, PA.

She is survived by her loving children, Bradley A. Lewis (Beth) of Shinglehouse, Cheryl A. Gardner (Raymond) of Bellefonte; Brian S. Lewis (Stefanie) also of Bellefonte, and N. Andrew Lewis (Robin) of Port Matilda.  She was very proud of her 10 grandchildren Amber, Josh, Cara, Benton, Ashley, Jaclyn, Britney, Austin, Andrew, and Ethan, as well as her 16 great grandchildren.

Nothing gave Jean greater pleasure than spending time with her children and grandchildren. Many days she attended family activities at school, church, athletic events, and in her community that gave her a sense of pride.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ and maintained an apartment on East Howard Street in Bellefonte, PA.  Jean enjoyed doing word puzzles, playing cards and competing with friends and family in a game or two of Rummikub.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choosing in Jean’s name.



Jean was a delightful part of our high school, class of 1954, and its activities and social life. Those Amundson twins were such close sisters, so different and yet with a beautiful bond! May God bless and comfort those who loved her. We will never forget her sparkle.

Martha Knight Sep 1 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss.  Jean was a sweetie.  Cindy and Tom

Cindy Donahey Aug 28 2016 12:00 AM

We just heard the news of Jean's passing and could not believe it. We lived beside the family in earlier years and had so very much fun and laughter. I really missed you all after we moved away, and have often wandered where you all were and how each were doing. We send our arms and our prayers out to each of you for I know only too well the hurt you are feeling at this time. She was certainly like a sister to me and I have many times remembered the great and crazy times we all had together. May GOD bless you and keep you safe in HIS arms until we all meet again. ALWAYS TO REMEMBER, NEVER TO FORGET------LOV YA FOREVER

Bob & Kay Wayne Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss.  I can't t say that I knew Jean well but she was a sweet lady.  We both attended St. John's UCC and chatted at coffee hour.  I enjoyed her wit and good hearted nature.

Pat Bierly Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

My Sympathies to all on your loss.  Jean was always so nice to me.  She was such a vibrant lady and always so quick to smile!  

Matt Milliron Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

Remembering Jean as always friendly and upbeat, our condolences to Brad, Beth and the whole family.

Ron and Friedel Spackman Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

It is very difficult to think that this lady is gone. Jean was a great mother-in-law who would drive us crazy at times but you just could not help but love her. One of her favorite saying was, "kids, kids, kids." I've not been in Jean's life for many years but the 13+ years that I was were precious. Jean was ALWAYS there to help whether she wanted to or not, she very seldom said "no".
I love you, Sweet Jean!!!

Paula and Tom Ambrosia Aug 15 2016 12:00 AM

You are in our thought and prayers.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Aug 15 2016 12:00 AM