Jean Forshey

May 3, 1939 - October 14, 2011

05/03/1939 - 10/14/2011

Past Services

Tuesday October 18, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Wednesday October 19, 2011
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Wednesday October 19, 2011
10:30 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

Jean Forshey, 72, of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday Ocotber 14, 2011 at the Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Ohio.

She was born May 3, 1939 in West Union, WV, a daughter of the late Melvin and Hazel Stubbs VanScoy.

She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio. Jean taught at the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Ohio Valley Medical Center as a Registered Nurse and also was Employee Health Supervisor for 33 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years; Robert Forshey, of Shadyside, Ohio, three daughters; Jennifer Kevin Kirchner of Columbus, Ohio, Rhonda Jason Greenwood of Shadyside, Ohio, Rachel Terry Schultz of Columbus, Ohio, a brother; Donald Dorrie VanScoy of Gallipolis, Ohio, two sisters; Judith Robert Noll of New Port, NC and Shirley Ernest Dunham of Shreveport, LA, and four grandchildren; T.J. and Cassie Schultz and Jacob and Josey Greenwood.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 3900 Central Ave. Shadyside, Ohio. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30am in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shadyside, Ohio with Fr. Samuel Saprano as Celebrant.

Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

A vigil service will take place in the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Kenny Kinsey
8 years ago

Bob, Shirley, Judy, Don and Familys. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. You have our sympathy and God bless all of you. Love Kenny and Jo Anne Kinsey

Gordon McAfee
8 years ago

Dear Bob and Family, it seems so long ago when we were young, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Gordon/Mac

Lori Long Root
8 years ago

Dear Forshey Family,

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Much love and prayers being sent your way.

Roger and Ella Mae Stubbs Underwood
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the loss of Jean. She was such a beautiful person both inside and out. May God grant comfort to her family as he called her home.

John Vichich
8 years ago

I can’t really express how truly sorry I am to hear about Jean’s passing. I am going to have to move the euchre tournament on the 4th to Jean’s cemetery. I sure we can still win if I can find a psychic to come along.

Angie From the care center
8 years ago

I only knew your wife and mother for a short time. She was a great lady with a beautiful personality. I wish you all well and hope that the memories you had will help to consol you during this time.Thanks for sharing her with us.

Kathryn Kitty Comer
8 years ago

Jean And I were classmates at OVGH School of Nursing…Class of 1960.

I remember Jean to be a very sweet, compassionate person and an excellent nurse.

My deepest sympathy to all of your family.

May God give you peace and strength at this sad time.

God bless you, Kitty Lambus Comer

Dave and Susan Hannan
8 years ago

Jennifer and Kevin, So sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. The Hannan family.

Janet Lydick Rogers
8 years ago

Mrs. Forshey was a dynamic nursing instructor responsible for many of my decisions as a nurse today. I’m still practicing after 47 years and she is still one of my favorite instructors. I eventually completed a masters degree and she is greatly responsible for my committment to nursing. My condolescences to family and thanks for sharing her with those of us @ OVGH.

Tracey Conforti
8 years ago

Mrs. Forshey was one of a kind! Many thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time. May your wonderful memories give you peace and comfort today and always. God Bless,

The Conforti Family

Karen Graham Mentzer
8 years ago

Mrs. Forshey was one of my favorite

nursing instructors! I always felt

comfortable when I was on call to do a procedure and she would be there. She was a beautiful person in many ways and I send my condolences to the family. I was in

the class of 1964 at OVGH!!

Nettie Stupak
8 years ago

Our prayers, sympathy and love to your family.

Mr and Mrs. Ted Stupak Sr.

Pat Owen
8 years ago

Our thought and prayers go out to you all! Jean was a special person and will be missed by everyone. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace. God bless you all.

Melissa Hall
8 years ago

Rachel and Family

I am so very sorry for your lost. Your mom was such a wonderful person and I have so many fond memories of her. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

Melissa, James, Sydney, Bailey and Madeline Hall

Cathy Shumway
8 years ago

Rhonda, Jason and family,

I am so so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she rest in peace.

Love you,


Greg Dunham
8 years ago

Sorry to hear about Jean. Our heart and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Love – Greg, Peggy, Megan and Emily Dunham

Jo Ann Stapleton
8 years ago

There are no magic words that will take away the pain & sadness felt in your loss this day. But remember her love will alwys be a part of you & your family. My sincere sympathy…Jo Ann

Tina Mayeres Patterson
8 years ago

Very sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. I will always carry fond memories of her beautiful and generous soul. My condolences to Bob, Jennifer, Rhonda and Rachel. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.