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Jean L Drish

December 19, 1921 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 99)


Jean L. Drish, 99, of Johns Creek GA (formerly of Champaign) passed away on Sunday, Jan 3, 2021, at Emory of Johns Creek hospital.


Jean was born Dec. 19, 1921 in Nokomis IL, to parents Harold Hartwood and Edna (Wilson) Hartwood.  Jean married her husband Thomas H. Drish in 1949. She worked at Illinois Bell in Champaign, earning retirement in 1983 after 27 years of work.


She was proud to be a long-standing pillar in the Champaign community.   Her passion in life was her family and friends. She loved dogs, plants, jazz, basketball, and her stylish hats.   


Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Harold Bernard Drish and grandson, Ryan Bernard Drish.


Survivors include her four granddaughters, Janet Drish of Flint MI, Natasha Drish-White (Perry) of Augusta, GA, Tamara Drish-Thomas (Stanley) of Atlanta and Shana Drish of Augusta, GA. Three great-grandsons Jordan Bernard Drish, Branden James Drish and Tyson Xavier Thomas.  


Jean will be laid to rest beside her husband at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign. Due to the pandemic, a service will be at a later date.


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