Jean (Ohrnstedt) Woolverton, 91, of Plainville, wife of Gene F. Woolverton for more than 63 years, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Born in New Britain on December 5, 1927, she was one of two daughters to the late Maurice and Marie (Retz) Ohrnstedt. Raised in Bristol, she was a 1945 graduate of Bristol High School on the Memorial Boulevard, and went on to work at the former New Britain Machine Company for the next ten years. She then worked in the administration field for the Rourke-Eno Paper Company and retired from the Congregational Church of Plainville after 17 years as their head secretary. Jean and Gene were married in 1955, and moved to Texas for two years, returning to Plainville where they settled for the next 62 years and raised their family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Plainville until 1993, when she became a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Bristol, where she leaves many friends. Her many interests include painting, sewing, quilting, and rug braiding. She and Gene were longtime members of the Plainville Choral Society.
In addition to her husband, Gene, she leaves her son, Scott and his wife, Patti of Bristol; her daughter, Rebecca Bocon-Hyde of Lakeland, FL; two grandsons, Justin Woolverton of Pensacola, FL and Garrett Bocon of Tampa, FL; and her granddaughter, Cara Bocon, DVM of Lincoln, NB. She also leaves her cousin, Evelyn Dudek of East Burke, VT and her three very dear friends, Janet (Nelson) Bennett, Bette (Cooney) Smulski, and Barbara (LeBlanc) Buchanan, whose friendships span six decades. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and George Olson, and her nephew, Donald Olson.
Jean may be remembered with contributions to the Liberty Baptist Youth Fund, 265 Maple Ave., Bristol, CT 06010.
Funeral services in celebration of Jean’s life will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave, Bristol. Family and friends may gather at the church prior to the service, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. She will be placed to rest at Holleman Cemetery in Oak Flat, TX at a later date.
Liberty Baptist Youth Fund
265 Maple Ave, Bristol CT 06010