Jean Kirkwood, 90

Jean Kirkwood, 90, formerly of Wampum passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at Rhodes Estates in New Castle following an extended illness.

Born May 9, 1926 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie A. Cunningham Grinnen. She was married for 73 years to Walter R. Kirkwood who passed away December 2, 2016.  A homemaker, Jean was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Bette Jean (Dave) Capots of West PIttsburg; two sons, Walter Jack Kirkwood of New Castle, Gary Lee (Jana) Kirkwood of Wampum; son in law, Elmer McClain; three sisters, Hazel Yahn, Linda Grinnen, and Judy Butera; one brother, Lynn Grinnen; eight grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra McClain, a sister, Ethel Mae Harper; six brothers, Johnny, James Richard, Jerry, Robert, Ralph and Walter Grinnen; and a granddaughter, Dawn Ellen.

Per Jean’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to

4 thoughts on “Jean Kirkwood, 90

  1. I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean. She was one of my favorite aunts. I guess it’s kind of peaceful to think that she’s with Uncle Walter again.

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