Jean Schwerizer

Jean Ann Schwerizer

1937 - 2014

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Jean A. Schweizer, 76, of Larksville, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Born on June 15, 1937, in Edwardsville, she was a daughter to the late Sidney and Ada May Thomas. Jean grew up in the Edwardsville area and attended local schools. She was a graduate of the Edwardsville High School, class of 1956. Upon graduation, she entered workforce holding a job at the cigar factory and then in the shoe factory both located in Edwardsville. She left her job to become a homemaker after marrying Richard A. Schweizer. Together they raised two children Richard T. and Sheri. As the children started school, Jean volunteered as a homeroom mom in Main Street Elementary, Plymouth. After several years Jean returned to working as a cafeteria aid in the Wyoming Valley West Middle School. She enjoyed working with children for several years until her retirement. Throughout her life, Jean enjoyed going to yard sales and spotting a good buy. She loved fishing and spending time at Lake Sylvan. In the evenings, she loved reading a good book, or teaching her children the skill of bowling. Around the home, she was an avid gardener. She claimed to have the largest gardenia bushes in the town. In her later years, she took pride in helping to raise her grandchildren and spoiling them with her famous French toast sticks. Jean was also a lifelong member of the Bethesda Congregational, Edwardsville. She is survived by her son Richard T. and his wife Christine, Plymouth; daughter Sheri Musgrave and her husband Bryan, Trucksville; sister Ruthanne Sokoloski and her husband Fred, Kingston; brother Wayne Thomas and his wife Denise, Edwardsville; grandchildren Lexy and Ricky; and several nieces and nephews A Memorial Service will be held on Friday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc. 55 Stark Street, Plains. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Online condolences and directions to the service can be accessed at
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MAR 7. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc 55 Stark Street Plains, PA, US, 18705-2906