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Jean E. Tichy

Jean E. Tichy, 74 years of age, of Omaha and formerly of DeWitt passed away at Hickory Villa in Omaha on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. She was born on April 28, 1943 in Herkimer, Kan. to Arthur and Leona (Behrens) Stohs. Jean graduated from Marysville High School in 1961 and graduated from Emporia State Teachers College in 1965. Jean and Norman R. Tichy were married on Oct. 20, 1965 and they lived in the Beatrice and DeWitt area until Jean moved to Omaha in 2015. She was a teacher in Lincoln, she worked for DeWitt Public School and taught science at Tri-County Public School for 36 1/2 years. Her students were her pride and joy. She truly enjoyed seeing her students learn and grow. And with her eccentricity, Jean showed students that it was all right to be different.

Jean spent hours reading, doing research and writing letters to friends across the country. She continued to teach and share her knowledge her entire life. Jean and Norman gave their hearts and lives to Jesus one summer in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The difference between religion and knowing Jesus personally became a reality for them. They were members of the Family Worship Center in Louisiana since 1993. They spent their summers and holidays traveling, making Jackson Hole their second home.

Jean is survived by her friends and by her many students and co-workers at Tri County Public School. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman (2014); and her brother, Ronald.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in DeWitt. The body will lie in state on Monday from 2-7 p.m. at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Oak Grove Cemetery, with the funeral home in charge. Sign Jean's online register book at www.ghchapel.com.

These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.

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