Friday, April 24, 2020

Jean P. Wilcox

Wellsville, NY - Jean P. Wilcox, age 95, of Pine Street passed away on Sunday April19, 2020 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. She was born on July 24, 1924 in Caneadea to Eli and Jennie Rolfe Thornton. On October 6, 1946 in Elmira she married Richard Wilcox who predeceased her on November 23, 1991.

Jean graduated from High School in Tioga, Pennsylvania and had worked for the Gorton Coy Department Store in Elmira. In 1946 she moved to Wellsville where she was the cosmetic buyer and ran the cosmetic department for Rockwells for 32 years. She later became the manager for Gardner Heights and was past president of the Wellsville Art Association.

Survivors include her son Scott Wilcox of Meadville, PA.,

Jean was predeceased by her husband Richard, a daughter Amy Dickerson, two sisters Thelma Hass and Alice Magee and a brother Jack Thornton.

There will be no prior visitation and a memorial service will held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the David A. Howe Library, 155 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  14895. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. I was blessed to have Jean as a dear friend. We shared many good laughs and a few tears over the years.Many good times spent at Rockwells. Jean was a beautiful woman who never aged. Your reunion must have been wonderful with Dick,Amy and all your friends and family. RIP my dear friend. Thinking of you,Scott.

  2. Aunt Jean was a classy lady with a beautiful smile. We will miss her. I quote her often "I learned something new, won't die today". Prayers, Scott.