Jean Weill Nachman, 86, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away on September 24, 2018, after a short illness.
Jean was born March 10, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Hale Cook elementary school (Kansas City), and Camp Chickagami in Wisconsin. She was confirmed at Temple B’nai Jehudah. She graduated from Southwest High School. She attended Briarcliff College in Westchester County, NY – one of the highlights of her life. She met the love of her life Jack Nachman in 1950. They married in 1951.
Jean deeply enjoyed connecting with friends and the community throughout her life. She was a life member of the Menorah Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, and served as its President. She was a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women, an original member of The New Reform Temple and a member of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Jean was a member of Oakwood Country Club, where she was two-time Ladies’ Golf Champion. She cherished the times spent with family and friends on the golf course. Additionally, she was an avid tennis player and bridge player.
She was a licensed real estate agent in Missouri and Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, working with Eugene D. Brown Company, and also worked at Hall’s Plaza. Jean expressed her passion for flowers and floral design working at Seabolt Florist.
Jean touched many lives with her passion for entertaining and bringing people together. She made people feel special through her generous and creative gift giving, always eager to hear what was going on in people’s lives. Jean loved art and culture, and traveled with family and her many beloved friends. Her sweet spirit and sense of humor will be missed by those who loved her.
Jean was predeceased by Jack, her husband of 61 years, her parents Lillie Rose Weill (Mother) and Marcel Weill (Daddy), and her sister Constance (Connie) Glickstein Emery. She is survived by her sons Jimmy of Kansas City, Missouri, and David (Sharon Liese) of Overland Park, Kansas, grandchildren Michael Nachman and Libby Nachman, step grandchild Justine Liese, and her nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family thanks her caregivers at Kansas City Hospice House and Addington Place. Donations may be made to Wayside Waifs Humane Society, Kansas City, Missouri, the Levin Library at The New Reform Temple, or the charity of your choice.
Funeral service will be Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at The New Reform Temple, 7100 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Burial at Rosehill Cemetery.