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It’s time for us to say goodbye to our long-time friend and former employee, Jean Kirsch. Jean passed away this last week and will be dearly missed.

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Jean first came to us as a customer in November of 2002 and then began working for us the following June at the age of 62. She had recently retired from a career as a math teacher and school principal. She was a dedicated part of the Cobbler Bill’s team for years and finally retired completely this last year.

She was an amazing employee who helped customers find the right shoes for their feet. In fact, Jean was passionate and skilled at helping all types of different people in her community including those with disabilities and other people in need. She did a lot of charity work through her church and was very passionate about helping others.

Jean attended St Phillips of Benizi in Redland Oregon. There will be a service for her there on Mon 8/25 at 10am.

Jean was a vivacious and generous person. She was an outstanding cook and liked to have people over for dinner. She always had a very productive vegetable garden and used to bring us all kinds of goodies! We’ve greatly appreciated Jean’s friendship and loyalty over the years. We are sad to say goodbye but so glad to have known her.

Goodbye, Jean. Thank you for all the memories!