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Jean Kirkwood, 90, formerly of Wampum, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at Rhodes Estates, New Castle, following an extended illness.
Born May 9, 1926, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie A. Cunningham Grinnen. She was married for 73 years to Walter R. Kirkwood, who passed away Dec. 2, 2016. A homemaker, Jean was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Bette Jean (Dave) Capots of West PIttsburg; two sons, Walter Jack Kirkwood of New Castle and Gary Lee (Jana) Kirkwood of Wampum; son-in-law, Elmer McClain; three sisters, Hazel Yahn, Linda Grinnen and Judy Butera; one brother, Lynn Grinnen; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra McClain; a sister, Ethel Mae Harper; six brothers, Johnny, James Richard, Jerry, Robert, Ralph and Walter Grinnen; and a granddaughter, Dawn Ellen.
Per Jean's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Published on March 31, 2017
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