Jean M. Rychener, 52 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the emergency room of St. Luke’s Hospital, Maumee from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Fayette earlier in the day. Jean was born June 7, 1962 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Michael J. and Vera M. (Butler) Yarbrough. Following high school, she attended San Jose State University studying finance. She married William Kenneth Rychener on January 1, 1995 in San Jose, California. Jean began her career working as a hairdresser. She then began working for Merrill-Lynch and for several banks, eventually moving to Indianapolis, then Cincinnati where she worked for 5/3 Bank. Moving to Bryan, Jean continued to work for 5/3 Bank. Jean then began working with people with hearing loss, providing assistance by selling them proper hearing aids. Most recently, Jean was a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor for Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. She was a former member of the Bryan Rotary Club, Bryan Lioness Club and was a member of the Taine Club and the ARTS Club. She enjoyed watching movies, going shopping and making arts and crafts and jewelry. She enjoyed spending time with her husband and children. Jean and Bill hosted several foreign exchange students and Jean was involved with Center for Cultural Interchange where she placed exchange students with host families.
Surviving is her husband, William “Bill” Rychener of Bryan; three children, Kenneth Michael Rychener, Carolyn Whitney Rychener, both of Bryan and Danielle M. Daley of San Jose, California; her parents, Michael J. and Vera M. Yarbrough of San Jose, California; two sisters, Dorothy Pettijohn of Modesto, California and Mary Beth (Mark) Sizelove of Napa, California; three brothers, John Yarbrough, Lloyd Yarbrough and Edward Yarbrough all of San Jose, California; her mother-in-law, Mary Margaret Rychener of Bryan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Yarbrough.
Visitation for Jean M. Rychener will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in th Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Roger Blough officiating. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be directed to Serenity Haven.