Jean A. Mahan

November 26, 1929 - April 14, 2015

11/26/1929 - 04/14/2015

Jean A. Mahan, 85, of St. Clairsville, OH died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Forest Hill Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 26, 1929 in Morristown, OH, a daughter of the late William “Russ” and Edith Hamilton Ambrose, Sr. Also, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John H. Mahan, in 2003; sister, Dama Stubbs; brother, William R. Ambrose, Jr.
Jean was a graduate of St. Clairsville High School in 1947, OVGH School of Nursing and the first graduating class of the Nurse Anesthetist program in 1952. Then embarked on a stellar career at the Wheeling Clinic, OVMC, and the St. Clairsville Clinic until 1975. After marrying Doc, they enjoyed ‘life on the farm’, continued dedicating, working, & serving on the auxiliary boards of OVMC and the Wheeling Symphony. She was a passionate fan of WVU and the Pittsburgh Steelers and an expert Contact Bridge player.
Surviving are her children, Timothy Janie Witchey of Bannock, OH., Celia Paul Hanson of Bridgeport, OH., Barbara Bob Moore and son Brody Snyder, Lee Mahan, Todd Lori Witchey all of St. Clairsville, Nancy Paul Gjording of Seattle, WA., Dr. Sarah Gabe Mahan-Hays; 10 grandchildren, Travis Erin Witchey, Trevor Jennifer Witchey, Myles Hanson, Adam Snyder, Holly Wesley Wiles, Samantha and Christian Witchey, Spencer and Nicholas Gjording, Jaiden Hays; seven great-grandchildren, Chris and Ireland Witchey, Charles and Ian Witchey, Lilah and Anna Snyder and Lilly Wiles; a brother-in-law, Ernie Stubbs; a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Mahan.
Friends will be received Friday from 4-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 am at Thoburn United Methodist Church, St. Clairsville with Rev. Kim L. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Thoburn United Methodist Church.
Her family would like to thank friends, Thoburn Church, OVMC/Auxiliary, Wheeling Symphony/Auxiliary, Dr. John Holloway and staff, Dr. George Cholak and our Forest Hill family for their love and prayers.
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Candy & Carl Crone
8 years ago

“Every blade in the field – Every leaf in the forest – lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.”

Henry David Thoreau

We are sorry for your family’s loss. We know you all have so many memories to cherish – may they give your hearts comfort now and as time passes.

Nathan McKeen
8 years ago

Dr. Sarah,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Jean sounds like a wonderful lady and your character is a testament to that. I will keep you, Gabe, and the rest of your family in my prayers for strength and comfort.

Jim & Susan
8 years ago

Lee, Nancy, Sarah & Family,

Jean led a grand and graceful life. Ours prayers go to you today and everyday.

Linda Davison
8 years ago

Nancy, Paul, Lee & Family,

We were sorry to see Jean’s obituary in tonight’s paper. We always knew that she and your father made an amazing couple. I know that together you all have many special memories as a family.

We would like to extend out sincere condolences to all of you. We wish you the best as you carry on with both she and your father forever in your hearts.

Ken & Linda Davison

Margie and Mike Suponcic
8 years ago

Such good memories and such good family times–Jean will be missed.

She’s another great lady that will be in our hearts forever. May you all let the blessings that her life gave you help you through this grieving time. God Bless.

Donna Franz
8 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing Jean with all the Foster family. The memories that you have – no one can take away. A human life is a story told by God. ~Hans Christian Andersen – – And Jean Mahan had a beautiful story! My prayers are with you. God bless.

Don & Mary Yeager
8 years ago

We were so sorry to read about Jean’s passing. I remember her from The Clinic where she was always the ultimate professional. Jean was a very nice lady, and she will be missed by all. Keeping your family in thought and prayer.

7 years ago

Cincinnati’s WSTR-64 ended regular aloang broadcasting shortly before 11:30 PM Tuesday night, following broadcast of “Everybody Loves Raymond” and a couple of ads. The absolutely final item? An ad for a prominent local used car dealer, Jake Sweeney.Their Nightlight service is now all that’s visible on 64 aloang, just still slides with info on DTV including phone numbers to call, and several videos on DTV (including at least one in Spanish).Southwest Ohio continues lurching into the DTV era with this single station — one down, fifteen to go in Cinci/Dayton (counting Kentucky’s local PBS), I think!