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Memorial for Jean Peterson Voss

Born in Illinois on Nov. 28, 1933
Departed on Sep. 23, 2016 and resided in Worthington, OH.

Jean Peterson Voss died peacefully on September 23, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Tania Ryan, in Alexandria Virginia. Both of her daughters, Cynthia J. Roche and Tania V. Ryan were at her side when she passed. Jean was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 28, 1933 and spent her youth in Evergreen Park, Illinois where she attended Longwood Academy. She attended Loyola University in Chicago, was a professional model and then married her high school sweetheart, Jerrold R. Voss who had attended Morgan Park Military Academy. After marriage, Jean and Jerrold moved to Ithaca, New York but didn't stay put. They became travelers of the world living in Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Indonesia, Thailand, and Africa and finally settled down in Worthington, Ohio. She then became active in the Faculty Woman's Club at Ohio State University. Jean was a strong-willed woman with a great independent spirit. She never feared sharing her opinion and was always ready for a good debate. She was a wonderful entertainer and entertained many dignitaries from around the world. She was also an avid reader and loved to read the New York Times, the Columbus Dispatch and the Worthington News on her back porch; but more than anything or anyone, she loved her grandchildren. She was the best grandmother to each of her grandchildren and celebrated their unique personalities and showered them with love and affection. Jean is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerrold R. Voss and her granddaughter Madeline Jean Roche. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Roche (Tim), Tania Ryan (Stephen), her brother Jack Peterson (Diane), her sister Dorothy Taguson (Torgy), her brother-in-law Peter (Janet), her grandchildren Shawn Roche (Helina), Aaron Roche, Andrew Ryan, Meredith Ryan and her great-grandchildren Aaron Roche and Addis Roche. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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