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Jean Spung


Jean (Thompson) Spung, age 94, of Lancaster, died May 5, 2016, at Main St. Terrace Nursing Facility.

She was born on March 29, 1922, to the late Donald and Bessie Ebert Thompson in Hocking County.

She was valedictorian of her class at the Laurelville High School. She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, was a social society columnist for local newspapers, the first full-time director at Olivedale and was inducted into the Senior Citizen’s Hall of Fame.

Jean was a member of Red Glad Hatters of Olivedale, and she treasured this great group of friends. Jean enjoyed life and socializing, whether it was around a group quilting or writing about grand events. Jean will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara J. (Dennis L) Lewis; grandchildren, Travis G. Lewis, Ben E. (Anna) Lewis and Ryan A. (Kristen) Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Jr., Caleb, Chance, Madison and Brittany; step-grandchildren, Zack and Brent; sisters, Betty Sakas of Baltimore and Arla Lines of Lancaster; brother, Jack Thompson of Laurelville; sister-in-law, Jackie Snelling of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Gale R. Spung; her parents; brothers, Charles, George, Robert, John Thompson and an infant brother; and sisters, Bernice Woodward, Sara Disbennett, Alice Jones, Helen Ruth Burns and Edith Shonk.

A funeral service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday May 13, 2016, at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Stuckey Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

Online condolences can be made online at www.funeralhome.com.

Memorials can be made the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 324 East St., Sugar Grove, OH 43155.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal