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E. Jean Hadley Jones

JONES-Jean obit

E. Jean Hadley Jones of Bellefontaine passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, June 14, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Bellefontaine to the late Donald Linton and D. Blanche Sine Hadley. She married William E. Jones on Feb. 2, 1952, in Richmond, Ind., and he preceded her in death March 25, 1991.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Susan Ranae (Robert) Lentz of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Bill (Catherine) Lentz of Cincinnati and Kyle (Becky) Lentz of Bellefontaine; and a brother, Ronald E. (Judy Schrader) Hadley of Bellefontaine.

Jean enjoyed traveling with her family. She and her husband Bill visited many countries. Bill was in the Satan Angels Drum Corps and Jean followed him on all the road trips. To this day, she still loved drum corps competitions. Traveling to DCI finals with her grandsons was a special time.

She also enjoyed her poodle, named Chanel, working crossword puzzles and mushroom hunting.

Jean worked at Harrington’s Office Machines, Sears Catalog Store and Mary Rutan Hospital, where she was a payroll clerk, and also worked for Dr. Douglas Beach. She began working in the courthouse in the county auditor’s office in 1965.

She was elected Logan County Auditor in 1982 and served through March 1995. She served as treasurer of the Republican Party since 1973 and was a life member of the Harold Kerr Post 173 American Legion Auxiliary, where she previously served as president.

Jean volunteered at the Presbyterian Election Day luncheon and the monthly Dinner at the Prez.

Pastor Gene Marine officiates a funeral at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine –– Dinner at the Prez, 117 N. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311.

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