Gladys "Jean"'s Story

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Gladys "Jean" Ashcraft, 83, of Bridgeport, formerly of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, passed away Saturday (April 1, 2017) at Maplewood Assisted Living in Bridgeport.
Jean was born on Sept. 26, 1933, daughter of the late Clyde Edward Ashcraft and Grace Edna Johnson Ashcraft.
Jean was a 1951 graduate of Mannington High School and attended Rutgers University in accounting. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Mannington. She worked as a bookkeeper for James Chevrolet in Mannington and, after moving to New Jersey, she was an accountant for U.S. Cocoa Company for more than 35 years. Jean enjoyed going on cruises, traveling the United States as well as Europe and flower gardening.
Jean is survived by a brother, John Ashcraft of Las Vegas, Nevada; four nieces and nephews, Benita Jernigan and her husband Joe of Fairmont, Sandra Bajus and her husband John of Fairmont, Jeff Ashcraft and his wife Lisa of Irvine, California, and Wendy Lawson and her husband Steve of Corona, California. Also surviving are several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Keith Ashcraft; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Louise Ashcraft and Karen Ashcraft.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A committal service will follow at Mannington Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 3, 2017
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