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Nell Jane (Severs) GareySeptember 29, 1935 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 82)
Nell Jane Garey, 82, of Marysville died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Memorial Gables surrounded by her loving family.
She was employed with The Nestle Company from 1955‑1993 where she worked as a senior technician in the chemistry department. After retirement she returned to work in the company's microbiology department. Jane was a faithful and active member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She chaired the Communion Committee, was President of Friendship Circle, served on the Worship and Mission Committees, performed shut‑in communion, and served as chairperson of the Women's Clothing Department during the annual Women In Mission's Rummage Sale for many years. Jane was honored with a Special Mission Award in 1983.
She became a charter member of the former Marysville Lioness Club in 1974 and held several offices while maintaining 25 years of perfect attendance. As a lioness, she was inspired to chair the fundraising drive for the Union Manor Cooling Fund in 1980 and was recognized with the Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award in 1981 and the Elks Foundation Award in 1982.
A devoted volunteer with the Mobile Meals program since 1993, Jane co‑chaired the fundraising drive for the annual Mobile Meals Christmas Basket Campaign with her husband. As well the two worked together to co‑chair the Lions Eye Glass Pick‑up program. She took tremendous pride in her lawn and gardens, enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, and treasured time spent with her family.
She was born September 29, 1935, in Champaign County to the late Darwin and Donna Price Severs. On October 27, 1973 she and her husband of 42 years, David E. Garey were married at the Marysville First United Methodist Church by the Reverend Terry Thompson. David preceded her in death on November 17, 2015. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Geer and her sister and brother‑in‑law, Anne and Ed Thompson.
Surviving are her children, Jeff (Sandy) Garey of Marysville and Janet Eisenberger of Stow; 8 grandchildren, Melissa (Dale) Banfield, Bill (Caileen) Lane, Michael (Christy) Garey, Jennifer Eisenberger, Jamie (Ryan) McArdle, Lindsay (Jeremy) Cox, Katie Endicott and Jim (Christina) Eisenberger; 18 great‑grandchildren; a son-in-law, Roger Geer of Marysville; 2 brothers, Fred (Elnora) Severs of Grove City and Tom (Shirley) Severs of Harrisburg, PA and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4-7 P.M. on Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Marysville First United Methodist Church. Reverend Aaron Brown will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mobile Meals program or Marysville First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com
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