Melvina Jean Rough Willyoung

| July 9, 2018

Melvina Jean Rough Willyoung, 86, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2018, at Grove Manor in Grove City, PA.

She was born on April 30, 1932, in Utica to Clarence (Jack) Gilbert Rough and Myrtle Elvina Heffern, and grew up in the Deckards Run area of Cochranton.

Jean worked for 19 years as a custodian at Polk Center. Prior to that, she worked in food service in the Sandy Creek School District. She lived in Florida and California before returning back to Pennsylvania.

She enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren, working her word-search puzzles, gardening and being outdoors, going to bingo and casinos. She also enjoyed crocheting and made several blankets for her grandchildren. Jean also like to travel and enjoyed her trips to Florida and California where she spent time with her family, taking her grandkids and great-grandchildren fishing. She also loved listening to Bluegrass and Country music.

Jean spent the majority of her time with her great-granddaughter, Kendra Kay – they were as ‘thick as thieves’ when they were together, which was pretty much every day. They traveled together to Florida and took road trips everywhere.

Jean is survived by her sister, Evelyn Joyce Lenhart of Valrico, FL; her two sons, Richard Schwimmer, and his husband, Tim, of Porterville, CA, and Robert Willyoung and his wife, Deb, of Gardland, PA; and her daughter, Patti Klingensmith and her husband, Buck, of Jackson Center. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Crystal Armant and her husband, Steve, Brandi Kerr and her fiance’, Brad, Jake Willyoung, Carla Klingensmith, and Steven Rodemoyer and his wife; her several great-grandchildren; and her numerous nieces and nephews. She is additionally survived by her ex-husband, George Willyoung and his wife, Ruth.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Schwimmer; her brother, Donald Clarence Rough; and her sister, Marilyn June Uber.

As per Jean’s wishes, a memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of her family.

The Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin PA has been entrusted with her arrangements.

To send cards or online condolences, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.


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