Jean Elizabeth Heard 81, of New Kensington passed away on Tuesday May 4, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital n Monroeville, Pa. She was born on Monday January 2, 1940 in Indiana, Pa the daughter of the late Alfred H. and Martha Eleanor Dick Heard. Jean was a member of the Saltsburg Presbyterian Church. Before her retirement, she was employed for over 30 years as a teacher at Knoch High School in Saxonburg. Jean was a star athlete, she played field hockey, basketball and was an avid golfer. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Slippery Rock for her achievements in Women’s Sports. Jean was credited for starting the Girls Volleyball team at Knock High School. In 2019 She was Inducted into the Knoch High School Hall of Fame. She is survived by two sisters; Nancy Zimmerman of Saltsburg and Marjorie Gordish and her husband Alan of Pittsburgh, and 9 Nieces and Nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Carol Newhouse in 2008.At her request all arrangements are private.
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