Jean Feree, 66, Cocalico teacher, social worker

By on October 3, 2012

Jean Ann Ferree, 66, of Reinholds, passed away September 28, 2012 at Ephrata Manor. She was the beloved wife of Gene R. Ferree with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.

Born in Wyomissing, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth W. and May (Bohn) Ganser.

She was a 1964 graduate of Wyomissing High School and a 1968 graduate of Shippensburg University, with a degree in elementary education. She worked as a teacher for Cocalico and Reading school districts and retired as a social worker at MH/MR in Lebanon.

Jean loved spending time with her family. She also loved animals and cared for many pets over the years. Her other interests included music, gardening, reading, and needlepoint.

In addition to her husband, Gene, she is survived by two sons: David R., husband of Kimberly T. Ferree, of Havertown; and Brian C. Ferree, of Ephrata; two daughters: Rebecca L. Ferree, of Lititz; and Michelle A., wife of Marc Komlos, of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister: Susan A.. wife of Ronald Horvat, of Zion; and two nieces: Sarah A. Horvat, of Allentown; and Emily E. Horvat, of Philadelphia.

Services were held Sept. 25 at Ephrata Manor Chapel with Chaplain Sally Maxwell officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA, Attn: Linda Tiramani, 520 Eighth Ave., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10018, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

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