Jean Kuehner Anderson, 83

Jean Kuehner Anderson, 83, passed away February 25, 2012, at Brethren Village, Lancaster, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of John H. Anderson for more than 61 years. Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late John G. and Gertrude E. Stepper Kuehner.

Jean was educated at Girls High and West Chester University. She and John worked at an off-campus restaurant, fell in love, and married shortly after graduation. They moved to Michigan where she taught kindergarten for six years. When Levittown, PA, opened its doors the Andersons returned to Pennsylvania where Jean taught kindergarten in the Neshaminy School District.

She sang in church choirs and became involved in church work wherever they lived, particularly the Mountainhome United Methodist Church. Jean and John both accepted early retirement to enjoy 20 years traveling throughout the U.S. and living at their retirement home in the Pocono Mountains. Many enjoyable winters were spent in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas before entering Brethren Village.

Jean and John had a perfect marriage and Jean was the most wonderful sweetheart, mother and grandmother. She had many talents, including pianist, linguist, handcrafter and artist, which she shared with her neighbors. She was devoted to her family and her greatest pleasure was spending time with them.  She especially enjoyed reading to and playing games with her nine grandchildren. Jean was loved by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.

In addition to John, Jean is survived by a daughter, Susan, wife of Richard Stetler, Warrington, PA, two sons, Patrick J. Anderson, DO, husband of Marian, Pequea, PA, and Michael D. Anderson, husband of Cindy, Denver, PA, and nine grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her sister Gertrude E. Wagner.

A Life Celebration Memorial Service will take place 11 AM, Saturday March 3, 2012, in the Chapel of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA, with Pastor J. Mark Tedford officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 AM at Brethren Village. A second Life Celebration Memorial Service, and Interment in the adjoining cemetery, will take place 1 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Mountainhome United Methodist Church, Routes 191 and 390, Mountainhome, PA with The Rev. Barbara Housley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mountainhome U. M. Church, PO Box 327, Mountainhome, PA 18342 or to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Dear Wes, and family,
Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort. Wes, I always appreciated the way you called her your bride with so much affection. I can’t even imagine how much she will be missed.
She is in the loving arms of God and you know you will see her again.
with warm regards,

Mary Steffy

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