Jeanne Harriet (LeFevre) Minshall, age 92, formerly of rural Avondale, PA and recently a resident at Linden Hall in Kennett Square, died on June 27, 2018, just before her birthday. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Jay Roland Minshall. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Katherine Martha (Crossan) LeFevre.
Jeanne was a graduate of Kennett High School in 1943 and graduated from the University of Delaware in 1946 with honors in math education and science as a minor. She was a tutor for many local students over the years. She was very busy as chauffeur and supporter for her children’s many activities throughout the years.
During her life Jeanne was a member of several community organizations. She was a charter member of the Kennett Symphony Orchestra (1940-1982); organizer and leader with 4-H Clubs for 20 years; den mother for the Cub Scouts; New Garden Election Board for 38 years, member of Eastern Star. She was a Certificate Holder in the Wilmington Power Squadron for over 50 years – also serving as editor for the Lubber’s Line and the annual yearbook. She participated in rummage sales and women’s Circle groups at the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed bingo, bowling and swimming in her later years, as well as being a source of much local history.
She is survived by 7 children: Tom, Susan (Clark) and Bob in the local area. Ann Brown of Las Vegas NV, Dot Smith of Salunga PA, Kay Cocciolone in Northeast MD, and Steven Rutherford of Tampa FL; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a sister Dorothy Johnson of Downingtown PA.
A memorial service will be held at the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of KENNETT SQUARE, 211 S. Broad St., Kennett Square on Friday, July 6, at 11AM. Visitation with the family and a luncheon will follow the memorial service at the church.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Kennett Symphony Orchestra, P O Box 72, Kennett Square, PA 19348 -or- Friends Home in Kennett, 147 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.
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