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MARCH 4, 1908 -- MARCH 22, 2005

A memorial service for Jean Eleanor Woodhouse, a longtime Hamburg resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. Entombment in the church columbarium will be private.

She died March 22 in Brothers of Mercy nursing home, Clarence. She was 97.

Born Jean Eleanor McRobert in Buffalo, she moved to Kenmore with her family in 1919. She was a member of the first graduating class at Kenmore High School.

A homemaker, she worked during World War II for Colonial Radio, a defense contractor. She was a member of Wanakah Country Club and the Bethlehem Steel Supervisors Club.

Mrs. Woodhouse was a classical pianist but also delighted friends and family with renditions of popular standards.

Her husband of 72 years, James H., died in 1998.

Surviving are a daughter, Marcia J. Irish of Clarence; two sons, Harry J. of Hutchinson Island, Fla., and Dr. Oliver Woodhouse-Grin of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.


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