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Jean Sidora

April 25, 1930 ~ September 16, 2019 (age 89)

Jean Sidora, 89, of North Buffalo Township, died Monday, September 16, 2019, at Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, Kittanning.

Born April 25, 1930, in Clarion, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Inez Jeannette Claud.

Mrs. Sidora graduated with honors from IUP, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.  She was a teacher in the Armstrong School District, having taught at Garretts Run Elementary, North Buffalo Elementary, and West Hills Elementary.  She also attended Transylvania Bible College, and was a former pastor of Cadogan Union Church.

Jean enjoyed sewing, painting, gardening, home decorating, and calligraphy.  She also loved her farm.

She is survived by her family: Carol (Walter) Delp of North Buffalo Township, Jeannette (Herb) Stitt of Ford City, Sheri (Eric) Smith of Butler, Stephen Michael (Maria) Sidora of Cadogan, Matthew (Stacey) Delp of Cranberry, and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Sidora, who died August 10, 2007.

Friends will be welcomed on Thursday from 5-8 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m., until the time of services at 11 a.m., in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City.  Rev. Richard Samuels will officiate.  Interment will follow in Lawn Haven Burial Estates.  To send an online condolence, please visit

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