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Jean Melvin

December 3, 1931 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 88)


Jean wrote her own obituary before going to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This is what she wanted everyone to know.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, “wow, what a ride!”. And what a ride it has been!

I was born on December 3, 1931. My parents, Berlin and Dorothy Jackson passed away when I was very young and I was placed in Shawen Acres Children’s Home in Dayton along with my sister, Betty. I lived in a foster home with Ralph and Margaret Warner in Pleasant Hill for five years.

I graduated from Newton High School in 1950. I was of the Brethren faith. I married the love of my life, Harold, in September 1950. I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom and raise our two daughters.

I eventually obtained my real estate license and sold real estate for several years. I served as Deputy Registrar in Troy for 16 years. I also enjoyed the opportunity to help people obtain jobs while running the Troy Employment Service and I had the privilege of serving as a Troy City Council member. I also volunteered as a tax preparer for AARP for twenty years.

I am survived by my husband Harold, who has been my rock for 70 years; my daughters Vicki Moore (Tom) and Marla Elliott (Tom); my grandchildren Kristie Marshall (John), Ashley Lutz (Bill), Erin Coate (Chad), and Scott Jones (Aluscia); great-grandchildren Ryan Marshall, Kaylie Marshall, Jackson Lutz, Whitney Gregg-Jones, Cora Coate, Charlotte Lutz, and Harper Jones; step-grandchildren Bill Elliott, Jayne Osborne (David Clapper), Angela Moore (Keith Cooper), Rhonda Miller, and Jonathan Moore; step-great-grandchildren Madysen Osborne, Delany Osborne, and Mason Moore; as well as brother Dennis Warner (Mary Jane).

I was preceded in death by great-grandson Bryant Jones; sisters Betty, Jesse, and Aletha; and brothers George, Ray, Darrell, and Doug.

Please do not grieve my passing, only celebrate my destination.

A graveside service will be held 1:00PM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.


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Graveside Service
July 31, 2020

1:00 PM
Miami Memorial Park
7875 N Crescent Rd.
Covington, OH 45318


Hospice of Miami County
PO Box 502, Troy OH 45373
Tel: 1-937-335-5191
Web: http://www.hospiceofmiamicounty.org/

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