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Ima Jean Witbeck

Witbeck, Ima Jean “Jean” age 76 of London, Ohio passed away peacefully November 27, 2018 at her residence with family by her side.

Born May 5, 1942 in St. Paris, Ohio. Ima Jean was the daughter of David and Ethel (Parker) Smith. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Hiram J. “Woody” and four sisters. Ima Jean leaves behind her two children Michael A. (LuAnn) Byrd of Galloway, Ohio and Tim E. (Sheri) Witbeck of South Vienna, Ohio; five brothers, four sisters; and granddaughter Makayla Witbeck also survive.

A memorial gathering will be held December 9, 2018 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Deercreek Township Hall, 75 Middle Street SE, London, Ohio 43140. The family requests guests to please bring a dish of their choice to share. Arrangements in care of Ferncliff Funeral Home.

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  • Kervyn E Smith Posted February 27, 2019 1:02 pm

    Ima Jean will be greatly missed in the Smith Family. What a special cousin. Dad called her every thursday afternoon till his passing at 94 over eight years ago. Our dads were so much alike and Jean felt like talking to dad was like talking to her own dad. Always liked seeing how dad connected with his oldest brothers children. They would tell me, he is just like talking to our dad who has been in heaven for years. So nice! Jean carried on our Smith family reunions that were started in 1988. So many of our family have gone to heaven now so it is so much harder to get eveyone together but Jean was faithful even last year I believe. Loved hearing Jean tell about the advice that Aunt Dorothy Scott told Jean about Uncle David when he died and Jean took that advice and her daddy was a glow with the Glory of God. Now that was a story! Jean was the caretaker of her father. What a lady. Can’t wait to get to heaven to see her!

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