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05/01/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
ean W. Rew

Jean W. Rew
(d. 30 Apr 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I was saddened this morning to read of the death of Jean W. Rew, mother of      Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA, and aunt of    Wayne Agee ('58) of FL and of the late  Kathy Agee Glenny ('64) (d. 03 June 2006) , who passed away in Newport News on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the age of 85.

   I remember Mrs. Rew so well from our days at Magruder School as a strikingly beautiful young mother with a dazzling smile, and over the years was always taken by her warm and gracious spirit whenever I encountered her.  She will surely be missed.

From the Daily Press - 05/01/12: 

                   Jean W. Rew


NEWPORT NEWS - Jean W. Rew, 85, died Monday, April 30, 2012.

A native of Marion, N.C., she had been a Newport News resident for 65 years. Mrs. Rew retired from the ladies fashion department of Sears and Roebuck. In her later years, she provided child care for several children, whom she continued to stay in close contact with as they grew up. She enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and watching 'Dancing With The Stars.'

Mrs. Rew was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth C. Rew.

Survivors include her son, Barry Rew and his wife, Sandy of Midlothian; four grandchildren, Amy Rew of Newport News, Melanie, Craig and Maya Rew of Midlothian; and three nephews, Wayne Agee of Florida, Bill Waters of Tennessee, and Dean Henline of North Carolina.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from May 1 to May 2, 2012. (There were three photos in this Guest Book which unfortunately were lost.)
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May 01, 2012
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. .

- Bonnie Kraft, Richmond, Virginia

May 01, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Barry, his family and all other relatives. Aunt Jean was a very good and close friend. She will be greatly missed.
Martha & Wayne Agee

- Wayne Agee, Hernando, Florida

May 05, 2012

Barry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Aunt Jean with her great sense of humor and infectious laugh will truly be missed.

~ Teresa Agee, Rescue, Virginia
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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Barry and Wayne and their entire family.

     From Barry Rew (NNHS / Ferguson HS - '65) of VA - 05/05/12, 5:24 PM - "Jean Rew":

You may have seen my mother's obituary in the Daily Press. She passed away on April 30th as a result of a stroke about 10 days earlier.
Some may have known my mother when she was a crossing guard at Chestnut Avenue and 16th Street for Magruder School. She really enjoyed that job and she and my dog Mitzi would go to work every day. 
Please mention her in the newsletter.

   I did indeed see it, Barry, and you have my deepest sympathies.  Your mother was a lovely, gracious woman whom I remember with much fondness.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Words by Emma Lou Thayne (b. 1924)
Music by Jolene G. Meredith (b. 1935)

Where can I turn for peace? Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart, Searching my soul?

Where, when my aching grows, Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand? He, only One.

He answers privately, Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind, Love without end.

"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" midi (and available sheet music) courtesy of;
extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 02/03/05
Thanks, Nathaniel!

"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" lyrics courtesy of - 01/27/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Flower Bar 22 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/31/10

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