Jean W. Bagshaw, 92, formerly of Williamsburg, died Wednesday morning at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon.
She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late W. Edward and Minnie Bertha (Hoover) Loose. She married Emory A. Bagshaw on May 16, 1942, in Belleville, Ill. After nearly 30 years of happy marriage, he predeceased her May 16, 1972.
Surviving are two sons: Mark A. and wife, Luding Tong, and Scott E. and wife, Melissa; a daughter, Patricia J. Nourse; special nieces: Cindy Dell and Sandy Tucker; eight granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen A. Iversons of Apex, N.C.; and several other loved family members.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul E., in 1974; and a sister, E. Doris Lang, in 2009.
Jean was a 1938 graduate of Williamsburg High School. Among other positions, she formerly was employed as executive director for the Blair County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Society, a teacher's aide in Williamsburg School District, a title clerk for Jack Beasley Ford Sales and at Frank Insurance Agency, Williamsburg.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Williamsburg, where she was a former member of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Christian education board, parish church council and adult choir. She was a former Sunday school teacher and pianist. She was a former member of Williamsburg Choraleers, Williamsburg Area Improved Dwellings, Williamsburg Burial Association, Order of the Eastern Star, Williamsburg Chapter 538, Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456 Ladies Auxiliary and 8 et 40, and she was a former member and secretary of Williamsburg Community Betterment Corp.
Jean enjoyed chair caning, knitting and crocheting.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. However, friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor Tiffany E. Marvich officiating. Private interment will be held at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.