Jean E. Stegman, a retired teacher and former head of the English Department at Eastern High School, died Thursday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson after a six-week bout with cancer. She was 69.
Services for Miss Stegman, who for years resided in the Chestnut Hill area of Towson, will be private.
Miss Stegman was born in Waverly and educated in Baltimore public schools. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1938 and went on to Goucher College, graduating in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in English. She later obtained a master's degree in English from Loyola College.
After college, she worked as a teacher in the Baltimore school system. Within a short time, she received an assignment at Eastern, where she remained for the rest of her career. She was later promoted to head the English Department there. She retired in 1978.