In Loving Memory of
Jan Jess, s'82 and KU School of Social Welfare retiree, passed away on Nov. 9, 2019 at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence at the age of 81. Jan was the KU School of Social Welfare assistant director of field practicum for 20 years before her retirement in 2003. Below is the comment posted by her daughter Jill Jess Phythyon. When the official obituary is posted, we will provide a link at that time. You can also read more about Jan who was featured in the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor Community Matters March 2018 edition. In the article, it states, "during one of her last meetings at KU, someone had tallied how many students Jan had likely helped to place in the workforce. 'It was right at 6,000 students. I was instrumental in finding them good places to learn and work,' she said."
The obituary can be found here.