Obituary of Jean Huff
Born in Crawfordsville, IN on January 2, 1937
Departed on March 2, 2022
Jean Huff, 85, a former resident of Cedar Rapids, IA, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Services at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 13 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She is survived by her loving daughter Sarah K. Wagner; son Phillip A. Huff; sister Pat Cleveland of Sherwood, Oregon; an uncle, Archie Krout of Crawfordsville, Indiana; grandchildren Christina, Alec, Brandon and Jacob, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judith Birgerson, and her husband of 59 years, Stanley A. Huff.
Rosalyn Jean was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Lyle O. and Eva L. (Kendall) Powell and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1955. She received her college education and training at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette, Indiana that began her over 35-year career in nursing in Iowa and Florida. Jean furthered her education by receiving her MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). She was serving as the Vice President for Nursing Administration at Holmes Regional Medical Center before her retirement in 1998. She was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Melbourne, Florida where she particularly enjoyed preparing hundreds of pies and rolls and crocheted items and volunteering for their Genesis Pantry. Jean was also a two-time president for P.E.O. Chapter HJ and recently received her 50-year membership pin. Jean’s joy and dedication to service for her community was surpassed only by the love she had for her family and friends. She and Stan loved traveling in their RV visiting friends and loved ones across the nation.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the village of friends who helped and supported Jean through her recent diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. Donations in Jean’s honor may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church. 2800 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935