Jean Clemenger Larson

Jean Clemenger Larson, 98, of 45 Lovall Ave., Jamestown, died Monday Jan. 28, 2013, in WCA Hospital.

A Jamestown area resident since the age of 5, she was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Kane, Pa., the daughter of the late William Earl and Edith Mayers Clemenger.

She was a 1933 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for many years. Jean worked as a manager of a small neigh-borhood grocery store at 100 Hedges Ave., until its closing. She then worked at various Quality Markets stores until 1975. She was active in Girl Scouting, serving on the council, and had a Brownie Troop at the Falconer Street Elementary School for several years.

Jean enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to two different bridge clubs for more than 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters: Connie (William) Wright and Carol Sorg, both of Jamestown; four grandchildren: Susan W. (Gregory) Carlson of Avon, N.Y., William L. (Colleen) Wright Jr. of Jamestown, Stephen J. (Debra) Wright of Lakewood, N.Y., and Daniel J. Sorg of Concord, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren: Geoffrey Carlson of Rochester, N.Y., Brenton Carlson of Avon, N.Y., Kendall and Megan Wright of Bemus Point, N.Y., El-izabeth Wright of James-town, N.Y., Kasey James Sorg of Concord, Ohio, Jef-frey (Kate) Wright of Bos-ton, Mass., and Gregory Wright of Erie, Pa.; two stepgrandchildren: Stephen B. Sorg of Jamestown, N.Y., and Julie A. Culhane of Bemus Point, N.Y.; five step great- grandchildren: Zachary Swan of Rochester, N.Y.; Jacob Swan of Lake-wood, N.Y., Brendan (Caro-lyn) Sorg of Independence, Ohio, Stephanie (Jason) Labovitz of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert Sorg of Jamestown, N.Y.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur R. Larson, who died July 25, 2003, just a month after they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary; a sister, Audrey Bollier; and a son-in-law, James Sorg.

Jean was able to stay in her home thanks to the help of caregivers, Diane Na-zario, Betty Miller, Cindy Penhollow, Patrice Heath, and her devoted neighbors, Bonny and Larry John.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 556 E. Second St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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