Jean Nauert, March 14, 1940 — May 6, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 1:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:25 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jean Nauert of Overland Park, KS, died Monday, May 6 at Village Shalom. She was born March 14, 1940, in Cambridge, MA, to Dr. and Mrs. Louis Porter, moving to Kansas City in 1946. She received a B.A. degree in classical archaeology from Bryn Mawr College in 1962 and her M.A. in archaeology at the University of Missouri in 1964.

On June 21, 1964, she married Charles G. Nauert, later teaching in the department of classical studies at the University of Missouri, until the birth of their sons, Paul in 1966 and Jon in 1970.

Jean worked as a library assistant at Stephens College until retiring in 1998. She was an avid golfer and gardener. In 2009 they moved to the Kansas City area to be near relatives.

Survivors include her husband, Charles, their sons Paul (Robert Covington) of Santa Cruz, CA, and Jon (Jessamyn Tuttle) of Mount Vernon, WA; her brother Dr. Michael Porter (Dr. Sheryl Porter) of Loch Lloyd, MO, and her sister Mary Dees c(Dr. Steve Hazel) of Mission Hills, KS; sister-in-law Donna Porter (Reston, VA) as well as nieces and nephews.

A Shiva and celebration of her life will be held at Village Shalom at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 9. Burial will be in Columbia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean's memory may be sent to Harvester's, Wayside Waifs or a charity of your choice. (Arr: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 8837 Roe, Prairie Village, KS 66207; 913-383-9888)

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