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Jane E. Coenen

November 12, 1930 - November 19, 2022
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Jane E. Coenen, 92 of Dover Ohio passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood Village after a debilitating experience with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on November 19, 2022.

Jane was born November 12, 1930 to the late George G. Telle, II and Miriam (Robart) McCullough. She birthed 8 children, currently ages 58 to 70, a…

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Jane E. Coenen, 92 of Dover Ohio passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood Village after a debilitating experience with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on November 19, 2022.

Jane was born November 12, 1930 to the late George G. Telle, II and Miriam (Robart) McCullough. She birthed 8 children, currently ages 58 to 70, all by C-section! After a divorce from the children’s birth father she married Dan C. Coenen in 1973 and has spent the last 50 years with him on their modest homestead just outside of Dover.

Jane lived a humble life with compassion and empathy as the currency that endeared her to all her family and friends. She was self-effacing to a fault; very reserved in expressing a personal opinion, the exception being, when she was in the presence of hurtful arrogance. In those moments her courage surfaced and her indignation could sting those who mistakenly believed they had the power to control.

Although not perfect, she was very consistent in doing what needed to be done without the expectation of personal recognition and in so doing made her a reliable, trustworthy friend, mother, and wife. Her commitment to, and caring for her family, friends, and community superseded her own comfort and was the foundation of her character which she passed on to her children by example.

Jane has left her place in the world better than she found it. May she rest in peace in the bosom of the eternal unknown.

Her family includes her husband and children, Mark, Mike, Joe, Jim, Dan, Mary Ann, and Tim McKenzie, and Kathy Doss; and her brother, George Telle, III; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her sister, Lois E. Geib.

Memorial contributions can made in her to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, and earmarked for Staff Appreciation.

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Born: November 12, 1930
Died: November 19, 2022

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Jan Altier posted on 11/25/22

Always enjoyed seeing and chatting with Jane at Buehlers. A wonderful lady who will be dearly missed by her family. My condolences to her family.

 

MaryAnn McKenzie posted on 11/24/22

My mother was the strongest person I have ever known. Her perseverance was to be admired. Her love for life and her family will always be a guiding light for me. She has been my pillar of strength. And her love never ending. I love and miss you, mom. Love MaryAnn

 

Melissa Dupre posted on 11/24/22

My grandmother was the love that passed on through time to all her children and grandchildren. Every family member knew they could call grandma for an ear to hear a heart to love and good advice. The one I remember most is to always be kind. She combined kindness with love and compassion in a way unequalled by anyone I have ever met. I will for ever love and miss her.

 

Jenny Geib posted on 11/24/22

Mark, You have blessed me and I am sure many others with your deeply thoughtful reflection on the gift that Jane was as your mentor and mother. Her love lives on in you. May you and your family know peace and your own special joy in memories shared of her. Love, Jenny Geib

 

Sue Uebel posted on 11/24/22

To Jane’s family you have our deepest sympathy. I worked with Jane at Buehlers a long time ago. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Dave and Sue Uebel

 

Mark McKenzie posted on 11/23/22

My mother was a puller of weeds! She would not pay someone to pull weeds, or, use a chemical all of which would have spared her from what most of us perceive as a drudgery. She could spend hours clearing a flower bed for the shear joy of beholding it when she was done! Her effort and her joy were symbiotic. She had an innate gift to realize you couldn’t have one without the other. It has taken me the greater part of my life to appreciate her wisdom and to discover my own joy through the simple and mundane act of picking a weed because it needed to be to be picked. If there is a greater source of joy it has eluded me. Thanks mom for being my mentor in joy with simple and humble acts. Love Mark

 

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