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Jeannette Ruth Chilcoat, active in the Methodist Church

Jeannette Ruth Chilcoat, active in the Methodist Church

Jeannette Ruth Chilcoat, who worked in a family insurance business, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 24 at the Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge retirement facility. She was 93.

Born in Lincoln University, Pa., she was the daughter of Arthur Wichhart, an insurance broker, and Violet Hannum, a teacher.

She graduated from Oxford High School in Oxford, Pa., and studied nursing at Union Memorial Hospital.

As a student nurse, she lived at Wohomis, now the Susanna Wesley House, a residence for working women. It was located on Park Avenue in Mount Vernon.

At Wohomis, she met her future sisters-in-law, who also lived at the house. They brought her home to meet their...

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