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Obituary for Jean M. Veith (McClung)

Jean M. Veith, of Green Township, passed away in the 100th year of her life at age 99 on November 8th, 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Wilbur F. Veith, parents, Stella and Harry O. McClung, a sister, Estelle Hummel, and a son, Steven. She is survived by her son James (Ann), and daughters Carol Smith (the late Jack Smith), and Janet Reid (Sam). She was a devoted grandmother to Andy Smith (Amy), Karen Ross (the late Ben Ross), Kristen Rodgers (Barry), Patrick Reid (Kelsey) and Adam Reid. She was great grandmother to Hannah Rodgers, Lillian Rodgers, Cecilia Smith and Henry Smith.
Jean’s desire to help others was evident through her many hours of volunteer work. She gave her time to working at The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Thrift store, located in Over-the-Rhine, as well as her church’s soup kitchen in Camp Washington.
After losing an infant son to leukemia, Jean dedicated herself to becoming a regular volunteer at Children’s Hospital, where her son had been cared for. During 34 years, from 1976-2010, she logged 8, 811 hours of volunteer service. She was honored in 2001 with the hospital’s “Timeless Treasure Award” for her selfless service. Jean also was very involved with school PTA, Campfire Girls and activities at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, where she was a member for many years. She was a longtime member of the American Walker’s Association. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, on Saturday, January 6th. Donations in her name may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Pilgrim United Church of Christ.