Jean L. Hoyt, 84, formerly of Sumter, S.C., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Jamestown, the daughter of the late George M. and Ellen M. Heglund Thornblad.
Jean was a graduate of the former Celoron High School, and had worked in the drapery department of the former Bigelow's Department Store. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in South Carolina, and Bethel Luth-eran Church in Jamestown. Jean was very active over the years at both churches, including membership in the Dorca Circle and sing-ing in the choir. She en-joyed quilting and had a green thumb for indoor plants and outdoor gardening.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Donald R. Hoyt; a daughter, Frances (Gregg) Guichard of Lakewood; two sons: Patrick Hoyt (Jeffrey Seblink) and Timothy (June) Hoyt, both of Jamestown; seven grandchildren, Stephen Hoyt of Jamestown, Shannon Lee Sauder of Massachesutt, Amber Lee Arrance and Jack Lee Jr., both of Lakewood, Gregg (Amy) Guichard of Lakewood, Brooke Guichard of James-town, and Danielle Guichard of Newport News, Va; and four great-grandchildren: Jameson, Parker, Kathryn, and Ethan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian F. Simmons.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Alan W. Anderson, pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, will officiate.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 904 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701 or the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Jean at www.lindfuneralhome.com.