Jean Maynard Hoff of Charleston, WV passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston.
She was born in Williamson, WV on December 2, 1929, the daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Stella Maynard.
Jean graduated from Williamson High School in 1947. She received her BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College in 1953, graduating with honors, while at AB she met her future husband, John Hoff of Spencer, WV. They married in 1955. Jean later received her master’s in Public Health Nursing from the University of Pittsburg in 1971.
Jean was a member of the WV Nurses Association; American Nursing Association; Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society; is Associate professor Emeritus of WVU School of Nursing; and former member of Nursing Education Foundation of WV.
Early in her marriage, Jean worked as a Community Health Nurse in Washington, DC. After relocating back to WV, she taught nursing at A-B College and at WV Wesleyan College. For 22 years she was on the faculty at WVU School of Nursing and also served as Assistant Dean. She was on WVU faculty at both Morgantown and Charleston campuses with a short period working at WV State Health Department as Director of Community Health Nursing in between.
While at WVU, along with her life-long colleague and friend, Dean of Nursing Lorita Jenab, Jean had a significant impact on nursing education in WV. At WVU-Morgantown she was the liaison for the WV Association of Deans and Directors of Nursing Education. The goal of this association was to promote and develop more baccalaureate degree programs state-wide. This effort greatly increased the number of college degree programs available in WV and insured consistency in the curriculum content, prerequisites and standards. Later at WVU-Charleston, Jean wrote the grant for development of the first outreach education via satellite, providing classroom nursing education to campuses all across the state.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Thomas Maynard and Stella Crum Maynard; her husband John David Hoff; and by all seven of her siblings.
She is survived by her children, Susan Slack of Charleston, WV; Karen E. Hoff of Charlotte, NC; David T. Hoff (Francy) of Charlotte, NC; and Douglas T. Hoff (Melodie) of Morehead, KY; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 11, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV with Dr. Bob Newman officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park South Charleston WV.
Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, WV.
In lieu of flowers, the family is working on a way to honor Jean at her alma mater, Alderson Broaddus. We are asking for donations in Jean’s name to Alderson- Broaddus University, 101 College Hill Drive, Box 2154, Philippi, WV 26416. Telephone 304-457-6202.
You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.