Jean Broadwater

April 18, 1922August 30, 2012

Jean Sloan Broadwater, 90 of Waynesburg, formerly of Mather, died Thursday, August 30, 2012 in the Golden Living Center, Waynesburg. She was born April 18, 1922 in Fayette City, a daughter of the late Daniel R. and Viola Reynolds Sloan. Mrs. Broadwater was a 1941 graduate of Jefferson High School. She was a former house parent at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey. She was co-owner of the J & R Corner Store in Mather for several years. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Emerald Chapter, Waynesburg. She volunteered for many years at the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home. She was a member of the Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, where she had many wonderful friends. She was a member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church for over 57 years, and at one time had been a trustee and served on many committees. On November 8, 1941 she married Charles Broadwater, who died November 4, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Cowell and her husband Don of Waynesburg, where she had made her home; four grandsons, Gregory Cowell (Karen) of Zelienople, Scott Cowell (Michelle) of Zelienople, Kent Broadwater of McKees Rocks and Ryan Broadwater (Nicole) of Moorestown, NJ; six great grandchildren, Zachary, Alexandra, Seth and Tess Cowell, and Benjamin and Madeline Broadwater. Deceased in addition to her husband are a son and daughter-in-law, C. Daniel and Mary Lou Broadwater. Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the hour of services on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in the Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with the Rev. John R. Dorean and Rev. Richard E. Bowser officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial to the Jefferson United Methodist Church, 127 Washington St., Jefferson, PA 15344. Condolences may be expressed online at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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Cyndee Scott

September 12, 2012

To the family of Jean Broadwater, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Cyndee (Titus) Scott

Donna Stassa Helwig

September 5, 2012

Ruth Ann,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. She was a lovely person. May she rest in peace.

Vicky Devore

September 4, 2012

Ruth Ann, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She is walking and talking with Jesus.

Robin Price-Dixon

September 3, 2012

Ruth Ann, Thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was such a beautiful lady. May God bless you and your family.

Judy & Mike Paluda

September 3, 2012

Dear Ruth Ann and Family,

Your Mom was a gem! May happy memories carry all of you through this sorrowful time. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.

God bless,
Judy & Mike Paluda

Dave Baker

September 2, 2012

Ruthann, I'm so sorry of your mom's passing. I always enjoyed taking care of her down at the nursing home! May God bless you and your family at this your time of sorrow.

Bridget Vernon

September 2, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady. I will always have fond memories of Jean. I will always remember going to the drug store with my grandmaw, Arabell moon and Jean making me the best hamburgers, She always had hugs and kisses for me..My thoughts and prayers are with her family and may god bless..

Tina Taylor and Family

September 2, 2012

So sorry for your loss...No sweeter lady ever, we worked alot of dinners with her at the Jefferson United Methodist Church. Always a smile and kind words...God Bless you all.

Bella Venick

September 1, 2012

Ruth Ann, So sorry about your loss.

john brottish

September 1, 2012

so sorry