Jeanne Leila Stein Lynn
CINCINNATI — Jeanne Leila Stein Lynn, also affectionately known as “Nan,” formerly of East Liverpool, passed away peacefully, at home, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.
Born Sept. 20, 1927, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Stella and Louis Stein.
Her husband, Donald Lynn, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters: Vicki Lynn Wilkinson and Jami Lynn Zuleger (husband, Bruce); and three grandchildren: John Zuleger (wife, Rachel Herbst), Suzanne Zuleger (fiance, Sebastian LaRosa), and Lindsey Wilkinson.
Jeanne was known for many things: her sharp wit, sense of humor, love for her children and grandchildren, as well as her readiness to let others know exactly where she stood on politics and her sense of justice. Don and Jeanne were involved in their temple and were inspired by the lives of John F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Vicki remembers canvassing the neighborhood at 12 years old on a snow day to collect contributions to President Kennedy’s election. Jami and Vicki hold dear the values their parents taught them about working hard and respecting others.
As a young woman, Jeanne left Pittsburgh to work as a fashion model in New York City for “Vicki Lynn Blouses,” where she met Don. They led an exciting and adventurous life, but felt strongly about rearing their children in a small town. After their second daughter was born, they bought Zacks Co. and moved to East Liverpool. Jeanne supported Don’s women’s and men’s clothing businesses, as they both loved style and fashion. During their 46-year marriage, they traveled extensively with family and friends and enjoyed entertaining.
Jeanne was always ahead of her time and her forward-thinking, positive attitude inspired many. She loved tennis, golf, and gourmet cooking. Until her recent illness, she went to the gym three days a week. Jeanne never lost her curiosity about life and current events. She will be sadly missed by those who knew her.
A private celebration of Jeanne’s life will be held in Cincinnati.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Loving Hearts Hospice, 301 Batesville Shopping Village, Batesville, Ind. 47006.