Jean Vee Vogt Herr, 79, of Amarillo, died Monday (Dec. 29, 2008) in Amarillo.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Moundridge.


Jean Vee Vogt Herr, 79, of Amarillo, died Monday (Dec. 29, 2008) in Amarillo.

She was born June 30, 1929, in Newton to Ada Mae Suenram Vogt and Vernard Vogt. Jean was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Suenram and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vogt, all of Moundridge.

Jean attended school in Moundridge and graduated in 1948, attended Kansas State University and graduated at McPherson College majoring in home economics. She taught at Moundridge High School and was dietician for the Moundridge school system for several years.

Jean married Gordon Herr in 1949 in Moundridge. Jean and Gordon were involved in ownership and management of three newspapers, mainly the Moundridge Journal from 1966 until 1991, which had been owned by Jeanís family since an early date.

Jean lived in Amarillo 18 years and worked as a church secretary for San Jacinto Methodist and Evangelical Fellowship. She was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.

Jean was a member of PEO sisterhood and held every office of the organization. In 2008, she received recognition as a 50-year PEO member. In everything Jean did, she did well, and her calm, even-handed way of dealing with everything she encountered was typical of her personality.

Jean loved her friends and family, of which she had many. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and always enjoyed life with a wonderful sense of humor. She played bridge, enjoyed world travel and was involved as a volunteer for Sharing Hope in Amarillo.

Jean is survived by her husband, Gordon Herr; her daughter, Claudia McMurry and her husband, Dave, of Amarillo; her son, Scott Herr and his wife, Claudia, of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Andrew McMurry and his wife, Brooke, of Amarillo, Sarah McMurry and daughter, Caroline, of Lubbock, Texas, and Ian Herr of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Moundridge.

Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. in Amarillo.

Memorials may be directed to Sharing Hope of Amarillo or BSA Hospice.