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Jean  Ellis Rogers Neumeyer

Jean Ellis Rogers Neumeyer
  • November 30, 1925 - November 17, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels
    P.O. Box 583
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation
    300 Ministry Drive
    Irmo, SC 29063

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“I just discovered that Jean had passed away in November. We were very good friends in college and she spent many a night at my house on the...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Harrelson Davidson

“Your mom and dad were wonderful people. I first had the pleasure of knowing them at Respite Care, where I would dance with Wil...he had moves! Jean...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kelly

“I am so sorry for your lost Kathy! Your mom was beautiful and talented. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sheryl Hill - North Charleston, SC

“I will like too say she was a sweet lady ...i work at the JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE AND WE BECAME FRIENDS FOR MANY YEARS..HER LOVE FOR THE HOUSE AND...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Gail Pinder - Friend

“Dear Kathy and Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother. I met Jean at the Franke home when my mother was a resident and...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Alisa Swift - Friend

Jean Ellis (Rogers) Neumeyer of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was born November 30, 1925, in Cape Girardeau MO. She passed away Tuesday afternoon November 17, 2020, just short of her 95th birthday, at her residence in Franke at Seaside. Jean grew up in St. Louis MO, and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1948 with a B.Sc. in chemistry. It is there she met her husband Wilber W. Neumeyer. They moved after graduation to St. Louis, where she had a brief career at Mallinckrodt Chemical as a chemist. The family, now including three children, lived for nine years in Weldon Springs MO, before relocating for Wil's work to Hartsdale NY in the first of many moves. Jean became a full time explorer, navigator, and bridge-builder for the family. Following were moves to Shaker Heights OH, Hingham MA, Creve Coeur MO, Oak Brook IL, and finally Mt. Pleasant.

Through all the relocations, Jean sought out volunteer opportunities and established a family tradition of participation in outreach organizations. She volunteered in inner cities, Head Start, Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, libraries, hospitals, and as a docent in the Manigault house of Charleston. A member of Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, Jean served on the Altar Guild and cooked for the Spoleto Festival Tea Room, which raised amazing amounts of money for local charities.

Always energetic and with helpful hands, Jean developed lifelong friends and connections. She loved needle work, and sailing and symphonies with her husband Wil. She also provided her children and grandchildren a legacy of good works.

Jean is survived by her brother Joseph E. Rogers of Oklahoma City and her three children: David Neumeyer and Mary Barney and their children Ben and Joy, Nancy Brian and husband Tom Brian and son Nathan, and Kathryn Parker.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 pm. Due to COVID-19 masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

To view the funeral service please visit the following:

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute in Jean's memory to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 583, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29465 or their local chapter, or to Lutheran Homes of SC Foundation, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC, 29063.