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. She was a World War II Army veteran, serving 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. She 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 mid-’80s and moved to this area from South Hamilton, Mass. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood and locally was an active member of Englewood United Methodist Church. She held leadership positions in the various churches to which she belonged.
She is survived by children Sandra Allen, Andrew Abbott, Marcia Whiting, Marlene Taylor, David Clough, Karen Jenkins and Thomas Clough. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Lucien Abbott in 1958 and husband Allan Clough three years ago.
Services: A graveside service with military honors was held Friday, May 30, at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 Englewood Road, Englewood, Fla. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service followed at Village On The Isle. Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, Venice, Fla., Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook, visit: Kays-Ponger.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider making a donation to the Music Therapy Program at Mark Manor, Village On The Isle; or to the Asbury Grove Camp Meeting Place: AsburyGrove.org.