Obituaries » Jean Herron
December 9, 2020
December 9, 2020
Jean Herron, 89, of Mountaintop, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Jean was born in Plymouth on May 16, 1931, to the late Jean Garbett Price and Edward Price. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1949. Jean worked as an operator at The Bell Telephone Company.
On April 18, 1953, Jean married the love of her life, Jack Herron. The following year, they were blessed with a daughter and began her career doing what she loved best, being a wonderful wife and mother. After being widowed at age 46, Jean attended Luzerne County Community College to pursue a degree while working full time as a unit secretary. She graduated in 1985 with an Associate degree in Business Management.
Jean was a wonderful mother and loved spending time with her family, baking and traveling. She was always ready for a new adventure. Jean’s strength and perseverance will always be remembered, and she will always be an example to her family of how to live a good and faithful life. Jean will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but we take comfort in knowing she is reunited with her loving husband, Jack, who passed away in 1978 and now in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jean was a very giving person and would drop what she was doing to give her children or grandchildren any help they needed. Family was her life. Her grandchildren always brought a twinkle to her eye and lifted her spirits. She was the Director of Volunteers for The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and donated blood as often as she could. She was honored with the prestigious Clara Barton Award for her dedication to the American Red Cross.
Early in the 1970’s, when there was no one to answer the emergency calls coming into the Communications Center for the Mountaintop Area Ambulance, Jean and Jack volunteered to drive the ambulance and eventually became EMT’s. Jean served as Captain of the ambulance for many years receiving an award for her unselfish devotion and distinguished service in 1992. As a first responder she had the privilege of delivering several babies, even one on the side of the highway.
Jean served as a Eucharistic Minister at the Mercy Hospital and was the President of the Living a New Life organization for several years.
Jean is preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Price. She is survived by her children, Ann Hannagan and her husband Mike; John and his wife Chris; Thomas and his wife Gerri; Paul and his fiancée, Becky Miller; Eileen Kohl and her husband, Chris; and Regina Myers and her husband Bill. Grandchildren, Erin, Caryn, Lauren, Rachel, John, Jessica, Kyle, Ross, Jack, Nicole, Paul, Rebecca, Michael, Katie and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear brother, Edward Price and his wife, Lillian and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 256 N. Sherman St. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. or to the Mountaintop Area Ambulance Association, 1 Woodlawn Ave. Mountaintop, Pa.
Private funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Nat and Gawlas Funeral Home and will be held at the convenience of the family.
Condolences can be sent by visiting Jean’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.