Jean Clough, 93, of Village on the Isle, Venice, Fla., passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
She was born March 24, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Harold and Ethel Moody.
Jean was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, where she served as a Registered Nurse with the Nurse Corps. She was always an Educator, teaching in Georgia and Melrose, Mass., where she taught fifth and sixth grade for 20 years. Jean loved children, and was always a teacher, whether it be raising her children, teaching Sunday School or as a longtime Girl Scout leader. Always the activist, Jean organized and coordinated community members in civic activities that related to the well-being of children. She retired in the 1980s, and moved to this area from South Hamilton, Mass. Jean was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, and locally was an active member of Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Fla. She held leadership positions in the various churches to which she belonged.
Jean is survived by her children, Sandra Allen, Andrew Abbott, Marcia Whiting, Marlene Taylor, David Clough, Karen Jenkins and Thomas Clough; and she had many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucien Abbott, in 1958; and husband, Allan Clough, three years ago.
A Graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 Englewood Road, Englewood. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. at Village on the Isle, Renaissance No. 1, 920 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider making a donation to the Music Therapy Program, Mark Manor at Village on the Isle; or to the Asbury Grove Camp Meeting Place at www.asburygrove.org. Please visit www.kays-ponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guest book.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Venice Chapel.