Jean V Clendining

(Dec 14, 1925 to Nov 20, 2012)

She never had to raise her voice: her “mom” look was all it ever took. Jean loved and raised her daughters as a single parent. She lived her entire life on her farm and didn’t like leaving it: she could go away for a day or two but by the third her bag was packed to head home. She was known as Gramma Jean at the Collingswood Farmers Market. Interacting with customers and working side by side with her nephews made for an enjoyable day. Her last job was as a bookkeeper with Otto C. Rode. Jean worked in the office all week and on weekends ran Barbecues. She enjoyed being busy, helping others was her style. If the TV was on it could only be the Phillies, Eagles or the Barefoot Contessa. She was quiet easy going and enjoyed a game of pinochle with the ladies. rnShe was blessed by 3 daughters: Joan C. Snodgrass, Suzanne Caltabiano, and Kay Shrader; a brother, Leslie ‘Peck” Viereck; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Jean was pre deceased by a grand daughter, Rebecca Cancila. rnCome celebrate 86 helpful years Monday 9 to 11AM at Daley life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where the service will begin at 11AM. Burial Lake Park Cemetery. rnDonations to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 150 9th Ave., Runnemede 08078 will be appreciated.rnrn

4 thoughts on “Jean V Clendining

  1. freda caltabiano chew

    Clendining Family: I am so sorry for your loss.nJean was a wonderful & loving person. She was anwonderful mother and every one loved her. May GodnBless all of you in your time of sorrow. nnSincerely,nFreda Chew

  2. Marian Whitley

    Dear Joan,Suzanne, and Kay,rnI was sorry to hear of Jean’s death and only knew via Lois. When Lois was at the funeral, she texted me. I didn’t really know Jean well, but somehow I knew that she was a special person because of her mothering style. Although divorced, she made sure that you girls kept in touch with the Clendining side of the family. Every time I roll out pie dough I think of Jean and you girls. You gave me my special rolling pin (unique)as a shower gift.rnrnIt’s not easy losing a mother, but how wonderful to have had her for so many years.rnrnLoving wishes,rnrnMarian Clendining WhitleyrnrnKeep in touch!

  3. magge barchuk

    My sincere sympathy to Jean’s famly,frends and anyone who knew her.I was one of the lucky ones,she was like a second mother for many years.There are a lot of memories of summers on the farm ,stories I still tell to anyone who’ll listen.I’ll always remember her as hard working, reasonable (Sue you know what I mean!)and especially kind. She was a wonderful mother, her daughters are proof of that.Joan,Sue and Kay know I’m thinking of you and I’m glad to have known your Mom.

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