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Jeanen L. Hall

June 24, 1930 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 89)


Jeanen L. Hall, 89, of St. Mary at Asbury Ridge, Erie, formerly of East Brady died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Erie.

Born June 24, 1930 in Butler, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Eva Belle (Craig) McClaine.

Jeanen had an extensive work history.  In 1949 she began work for the US Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh.  In 1953, she joined the US Army and was employed for 2 years at the Pentagon. Upon her discharge as a Sergeant, she held various positions with Proctor & Gamble, Eldon Miller Trucking, Mercy Hospital in Naperville, Ill, as well as Secretary of North Central College in Naperville.  

From 1961-1984, she was the office manager of Daman Industries in Bradys Bend.  In 1984, she had a calling to join the Sisters of St. Joseph (SSJ) of Northwestern PA. Until her retirement, she had served as secretary of the Development and Guidance Offices for Villa Maria Academy and Director of Personnel at St. Mary’s Home East.  She also served as executive secretary for the SSJ leadership.

An active member of her community, Jeanen was a member of St. Eusebius Roman Catholic Church in East Brady.  She served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Religious Education Instructor and member of the former Ladies Guild.  

She volunteered her time at the Sugarcreek Home for Women in Worthington, PA; was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #402, East Brady; volunteered as an EMT with the East Brady Ambulance, and gave her time to the Maria House Project-a haven for recovering men in the Diocese of Erie.

Surviving are three sons; John P. (Lani) Hall of Bristow, VA; Michael K. Hall of East Brady; and Richard (Theresa) Hall of Hope Mills, NC.

She is also survived by 2 brothers, Thomas (Georgie) McClaine of New Bethlehem, C. Frederick (Rita) McClaine of Meridian, 1 sister, Diane Miskiel of Long Beach, CA, 11 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanen was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Juliann Hall, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Friends of Jeanen L. Hall will be received from 4:00-7:00PM Friday, March 20, 2020 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Eusebius Church with Rev. Samuel Bungo officiating. 

Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.

With respect to the current COVID-19 crisis, the family asks that if attending visitation, please respect the social distancing guidelines set by the CDC. 

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern PA 5031 West Ridge Road Erie, Pennsylvania 16506-1249, or the East Brady Ambulance PO Box 325 East Brady, PA 16028

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March 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
707 Kelly's Way
East Brady, PA 16028

Mass of Christian Burial
March 21, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Eusebius Church


East Brady Ambulance
PO Box 325, East Brady PA 16028

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