FLORIDA – Jean E. Prior, 92, formerly of Salem, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Port St. Lucie, Fla. She was born July 22, 1929 in Beloit Ohio, daughter of the late Orville K. and Emma (Brunner) Burbick.
Jean last worked at Home Care Advantage Inc. as a file clerk for three years. She previously worked at Glogan’s Hardware and the Salem Public Library.
She was a member of Sunlight Community Church and previously Calvary Baptist Church in Salem, Ohio and Zion Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana, Ohio.
Her husband, William B. Prior, whom she married February 1983, preceded Jean in death July 22, 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy K. (Rex) Brown of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Cyndi S. Blakeman of Leetonia, Ohio, and Tammy J. (Robert) Morgan of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; son, Steven D. (Joan) Baum of Tucson, Ariz.; stepson John (Jackie) Prior of Leetonia, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, multiple step grandchildren, and a sister, Evelyn Yaggi of Alliance, Ohio.
Jean was preceded in death by her ex-husband, James E. Baum; stepsons, James Prior and Dr. Richard Prior; sisters, Mildred Fiscus, Vanita Kubas and Joann Garwood; and brother, Orville K. Burbick Jr.
Friends and family will be received July 8, 2022, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Rd., Columbiana, OH.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. at the church with Pastor Roger Dulaney officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Rd. Salem, OH 44460 or Zion Hill Church of the Brethren, 14550 New Buffalo Rd, Columbiana, OH 44408.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services. To view Jean’s obituary, send flowers or condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.