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Jeannette D. (DeGroft) Giles

July 5, 1918 ~ March 25, 2020 (age 101)

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Jeannette “Jean” D. Giles, 101, of Parkman, OH passed away peacefully at Blossom Hill Health Care Tuesday morning, March 25th, 2020. She was born in Parkersburg, WV on July 5th, 1918 to the late Glenn and Elsie (Boger) DeGroft. Jean is once again reunited with her husband of 60 years, Richard W. Giles, who died November 12th, 2003.

She moved from West Virginia to Geauga County in 1929. Jean graduated from Chardon High School and then Kent State University before marrying Richard on February 19th, 1943. In 1945, she relocated to Parkman and was a teacher for 37 ½ years. After teaching, Jean continued driving a school bus for the next 7 years before retiring. She was also co-owner of D & J Amusements for 8 years, a mother, and housewife.

Jean enjoyed reading, doing volunteer work at Geauga Hospital, and spending time with her family and friends.

She was an active member of the following organizations: Chardon V.F.W. Post #6519 Auxiliary; the Chardon Daughters of the American Revolution; Ohio and Geauga County Retired Teacher’s Association; life member of the Geauga Historical Society; the Antique Car Club of Eustis, FL; and the Geauga Maple Festival Board.

Jean will be dearly missed by: her children, Marsha (Gerald) Komandt of Vienna, VA, Dixie (Henry) Warner of Troy Twp, Terry (Tim) Ross of Leesburg, FL; grandchildren, Tammy (Michael) Palermo, Debby (Alex) Prvanovic, Rick (Liza) Warner, Tanya Komandt, Tara (Michael) Brill, Jennifer (Craig) George, David (Sierra) Shefchuk, Brian Shefchuk; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

She is preceded in death by: her parents, Glenn and Elsie; and husband, Richard.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE IN THE FUTURE OR FEEL FREE TO CALL THE FUNERAL HOME. Jean will be laid to rest in Overlook Cemetery in Parkman with private services. In lieu of flowers, donation in Jean’s memory are requested to be made to: Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110 or by visiting; Geauga Historical Society, P.O. Box 153, Burton, OH 44021; Parkman Fire Department, 16299 Main Market Rd, West Farmington, OH 44491; or the Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Madison Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062.

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Private Services


Hospice of the Western Reserve - Contributions
17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110
Tel: 1-855-475-0245

Geauga Historical Society
P.O. Box 153, Burton OH 44021

Parkman Fire Department
16299 Main Market Rd, West Farmington OH 44491
Tel: 1-440-548-2515

Parkman Congregational Church
18265 Madison Rd, Middlefield OH 44062

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