Jean D. Cress, 89 formerly of Locust Gap passed away Thursday at the Mt. Carmel Senior Living Community.
Born in Mowery on May 30, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Walter R. and Elizabeth E. (Sell) Wolfgang.
Jean was a 1948 graduate of Ashland High School.
She was married on July 23, 1971 in Shamokin to William J. Cress who preceded her in death on September 16, 2011.
Jean was employed as a seamstress before her retirement. She had worked at the Oxford Dress factory in Shamokin and Mt. Carmel Fashion.
She was a member of Christ United Lutheran Church in Ashland and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Jean enjoyed doing crossword and seek a word puzzles.
Surviving are one sister Ruth Wolfgang of Mt. Carmel, nieces and nephews John and Maryann Wolfgang, Sally and Erik Tice, Russ and Carrie Hummel, Raymond (Butch) and Linda Wolfgang.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were three sisters Elizabeth Wetzel, Emma and Jeanette Wolfgang, eight brothers Luther, Raymond, Lester, Russell, Milton, Ralph, James and Walter Wolfgang, two nephews Alex and Otto J. Wolfgang.
Religious services will be held 11:00 am Monday April 15, 2019 at the Christ United Lutheran Church 437 Airport Road Ashland, Pa. Viewing will be held from 9 am until the time of service at the Church. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home 40 South Market Street Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor is in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence to the family, please sign the guestbook at www.stutzfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Christ United Lutheran Church or the Hillside SPCA 51 SPCA Road Pottsville, Pa. 17901