Jean Wilson Gough 1947-2021

TROY, Pa. — Jean Wilson Gough, 73, formerly of Poland, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2021, at Martha Lloyd Community Services.

Jean was born June 14, 1947, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Dorothy Burns Gough.

At a very young age, Jean was identified with special needs and she happily lived her young life at home in Poland with her parents and brothers. At the age of 27, Jean had the opportunity to move to Troy to the Martha Lloyd School for Ladies, now known as the Martha Lloyd Community Services. There she achieved independence and led a fulfilled life. She developed work skills and was employed at the Copper Tree and also assisted in setting and clearing away the tables in the dining room of Martha Lloyd.

A HUGE sports fan, Jean loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and especially loved basketball and LeBron James. When she came home for visits, she enjoyed attending her younger cousins’ basketball games at Struthers and later at Mount Union College. She also loved watching “Only the Wins” of recorded Cavalier games.

In addition to sports, Jean loved bowling, shopping, movies and socializing with her friends at Martha Lloyd, as well as with friends and family. She especially enjoyed her birthday and receiving birthday cards with $1 bills for shopping. She looked forward to holidays and vacations to Poland and spending quality time with her brother, Ted.

Jean’s friendly, outgoing nature meant greeting everyone in her path with friendly conversation, and she never met a stranger.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her brother, Edward “Ted” Gough of Poland; cousin, Mary Minor of Humboldt, Iowa; and her many family friends at home and at Martha Lloyd.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Gough.

A private service celebrating Jean’s life will be held at a future date. She will be interred in Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.

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