OBITUARY

Jeannette "Jan" Thorpe Shawen

April 1, 1945June 9, 2021

Jeannette (Jan) Thorpe Shawen died June 9, 2021 in a local hospital after a long bout with cancer.

Jan earned a B.S. from Mary Washington College and a M.Ed. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She taught for 38 years including 34 years at McBrien Elementary School, where she taught fourth and fifth grades.

She loved her family and friends and enjoyed traveling the world on cruises.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents Clifford A. Thorpe, Jr. and Mary Highsmith Thorpe and by her brother Lee A. Thorpe.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edgar M. Shawen; by children Edgar T. Shawen and Elizabeth Shawen Underwood (Derek); by stepmother June Thorpe; by sister-in-law Adrienne Thorpe; by brother-in-law Neil Shawen (Liz) and by nieces Alicia Thorpe, Leslie Crabbs and Jill Goldberg.

A Celebration of Jan’s Life will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Monday June 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm. The family will receive friends on Sunday June 20 from 4 to 6 pm at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home and following the service on Monday a reception will be held from 2 to 4 pm. A private family ceremony will be held in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga.

Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Reception

    Monday, June 21, 2021

Memories

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Ruth Adrienne Thorpe

June 13, 2021

Jan was like a sister to me even though in actuality she was my late husband Lee’s sister. I’ll always think of her as the perky positive person she was. I’ll especially remember the beach trips to Daniel Island, SC. She & Lee are together again. Ruth Adrienne

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