Jean Helene Woodward, 81, past president and officer of York Republican Women’s Club

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Jean Helene Woodward
Jean Helene Woodward

Jean Helene Woodward, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Jean was a native of New York and a Peninsula resident since 1973.

She graduated from Hermitage High School, Richmond, in 1953. She was past president and officer of the York Republican Women’s Club, officer and board member of Virginia Federation of Republican Women, board member of National Federation of Republican Women and a member of the York Exchangettes. In recent years, Jean was active with her ‘lunch bunch’ and the Silver Sneakers.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Woodward; and brother, John W. Witten.

She is survived by her daughter, Helene Woodward Drees, son-in-law, Robert Drees, and two grandchildren, Sara and Daniel Drees, all of Yorktown.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. A reception will be held at her home, 110 Pungo Turn, Yorktown, following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060; or to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A102, Newport News, VA 23606.

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