On Monday November 21, 2022, Jean Arlean Whitworth of Damascus, Maryland entered eternity with her Lord and Savior at the age of 86, at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 21, 1935, in Ceres, Virginia to parents Eugene and Dorothy Umberger and later became a resident of Montgomery County Maryland at one year of age.
Jean attended Gaithersburg High school and graduated in June of 1953. She met Scott Whitworth in July of 1953 at the Germantown Baptist Church, where they married shortly after on January 14, 1954. She was an avid piano player, and active in the church choir for many years. Jean worked for A.E. Gude Florist, Montgomery County Public Library in Gaithersburg, Atomic Energy Commission and the MNCPPC. In 1988 she was hired to be the secretary for the Germantown Baptist Church and served in that ministry for 20 years until her retirement in 2008.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years Scott Whitworth, and all of her children Dawna Whitworth, Clarksburg, MD; Eugene (Gina) Whitworth, Martinsburg, WV; Craig (Kelly) Whitworth, Conway, AR; Andrew (Becki) Whitworth, Knoxville, MD, and Brett (Sherry) Whitworth, Mount Airy, MD. Eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Karen (Randy) Harman, Bland, VA; stepbrother Melvin Wright, Hagerstown, MD; brothers-in-law Charles Whitworth, Damascus, MD; Kenny Hamilton, Gaithersburg, MD; and sisters-in-law Gladys Masten, Elkridge, MD; Nancy Whitworth, Elkridge, MD; Lucy Rudder, Bland, VA; Beulah Whitworth, Springfield, WV; and Evelyn Byrd Long, Elliston, VA; and best friend Virginia Miller.
Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Joan (William “Bud”) Whitworth, Elk Garden WV; grandson Kevin Whitworth, Brunswick, MD; stepfather Fletcher Wright; stepbrother Stuart Wright, sisters-in-law June (Frank) Stiles, Dorothy (Jack) Cole, Elsie (Robert) Fisher, Mary (James) Kinder, and Betty Hamilton. Brothers-in-law George (Wilma) Whitworth, Johnny Whitworth, Nunziato Masten, and Karl Rudder.
She loved working at the church and her church family. She was a zealous supporter of the missionaries who spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She enjoyed sending cards to loved ones to remind them of how special they were to her. She also loved doing crossword puzzles and word games. The family wishes to thank Frederick Health Hospice for their care.
Those that were fortunate to know her, found that she was a generous, dedicated, and loving person who never wavered in her faith in Christ. Her family takes comfort in knowing she is resting in the arms of Jesus.
There will be no public viewing. Arrangements will be provided by Barbers Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at the Germantown Baptist Church cemetery on November 28, 2022, at 11:00am, all are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in remembrance of Jean, to Germantown Baptist Church 17640 Riffle Ford Road, Germantown, Maryland 20874.