Jeanne Lykes

Aug 14 2019 | 11:40 AM

Jeanne Lykes of Milford, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. She was 96.

Daughter of the late George and Mildred Kling, she was born Aug. 23, 1922, in Plainfield, N.J. She grew up in Union, N.J., and after high school graduation attended and graduated from Newark State Teachers College. She later earned her master’s degree.

Jeanne was a first-grade teacher for 23 years at Parkway Oaks Elementary School, Farmingdale, N.Y. She met her husband, Vincent J. Lykes, while on vacation and continued teaching after having two children. In 1982 she and her husband moved to Shohola, Pa., where she remained until 2006. She moved to Milford from 2006 to 2015. After that time, she resided at Twin Cedars in Shohola and then Milford Healthcare.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, Walker Lake Women’s Club, the First Presbyterian Church in Milford, Milford Garden Club, and the Red Hats. She enjoyed square dancing, horseback riding, knitting, sewing, all kinds of crafts, and most of all cooking. She would often say “I am the most happiest in the kitchen."

Survivors include her daughter, Susan, of Milford, Pa.; grandson, John, of Milford, Pa.; granddaughter, Melissa, of Milford, Delaware; great-grandson, Max of Milford, Delaware; and nieces and one nephew.

She was predeceased by her son, Peter, and her husband, Vincent.

Viewing will be held at Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 308 Broad St., Milford, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A funeral service will be held at the church on Aug. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Milford Cemetery, Dingman Township, Pa.

The family would like to thank the staff at Twin Cedars and Milford Healthcare.

Donations may be made to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Milford, 308 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337; or The Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).