Jean E. Tichy, 74 years of age, of Omaha, formerly of DeWitt passed away at Hickory Villa in Omaha Wednesday, January 3, 2018. She was born on April 28, 1943 in Herkimer, KS to Arthur and Leona ((Behrens) Stohs. Jean graduated from Marysville High School in 1961, and graduated from Emporia State Teachers College in 1965. Jean and Norman R. Tichy were married on October 20, 1965, and they lived in the Beatrice and DeWitt area until Jean moved to Omaha in 2015. She was a teacher in Lincoln, for DeWitt Public School, and taught science at Tri-County Public School for 36 1/2 years. Her students were her pride and joy. She truly enjoyed seeing her students learn and grow. And with her eccentricity, Jean showed students that it was alright to be different.\n \nJean spent hours reading, doing research, and writing letters to friends across the country. She continued to teach and share her knowledge her entire life. Jean and Norman gave their hearts and lives to Jesus one summer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The difference between religion and knowing Jesus personally became a reality for them. They were members of the Family Worship Center in Louisiana since 1993. They spent their summers and holidays traveling, making Jackson Hole their second home.\n \nJean is survived by her friends, and by her many students and co-workers at Tri-County Public School. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norman (2014); and her brother Ronald.\n \nMemorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in DeWitt. The body will lie in state Monday from 2-7:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice. A memorial has been established to the Oak Grove Cemetery with the funeral home in charge. Sign Jean's online register book at www.ghchapel.com.\n \nThese services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.