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January 9, 1929 - March 29, 2011
JEANNE (Jean) JACQUELINE KOUNTZ WEBER (82) died March 29, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. At the time of her death she was surrounded by her six children and several grandchildren. Jean was born January 9, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Lily Jacqueline (nee Lale) and Albert Kountz.
Jean was a graduate of Southwest High School and Harris Teachers College in St. Louis. She worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp Wyman. She developed a lifelong enjoyment of music and was known for her beautiful singing voice. Jean particularly loved Broadway musicals, hymns, and opera. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto, Missouri.
Jean was a teacher for over 40 years; her entire career was spent with the public school system of St. Louis. She primarily taught language arts to seventh and eighth graders at the Long Middle and Humbolt Visual and Performing Arts Schools. Her husband, Kenneth (d. 1981), was a firefighter for the St. Louis City Fire Department before becoming a teacher at Grandview Elementary School in Ware, Missouri. Jean and Ken raised their children at Woodfield Farm in rural Dittmer, Missouri.
Jean loved children and was devoted to their educational process. She insisted on good discipline in the classroom and attention to studies. Mrs. Weber served, for many years as president of the local School Board of Grandview R2 School District in Ware, Missouri.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Kountz (2009), and son-in-law, Joseph Drummond, in 2001. Jean is survived by her children, fifteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Her oldest daughter, Judith Weber Chen (Gerry), resides in Tampa, Florida; they have three children Adam, Erica, and Julia. Son, Mark Weber (Gloria Overturf), of St. Louis; he has two daughters Lauren and Jennifer. Daughter, Barbara Weber Pitts (David), of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; she has three children, Orlando Juarez, Kate and Laura Marley, and two grandchildren. Daughter, Katherine Dallos (Richard), from Woodbridge, Virginia; she has a daughter, Nicole Emmith Bodycombe, and two grandchildren. Daughter, Lauren Juliette (Ed), of DeSoto, Missouri; she has three children, Jarod, Benjamin, and Evelyn Drummond, and four grandchildren. Youngest son, Kenneth “KC” Weber Jr. (Kelly Holben), of Batavia, Illinois; he has three children, Alex, Lily, and Emma.
Memorial donations may be made to Grandview School for teachers in need or the Alzheimer’s Association.