Jean Sturtz

Jean Sturtz

September 13, 1937 July 16, 2019

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Obituary for Jean Mary Sturtz (Childs)

East Liverpool, Ohio- Jean M. Sturtz, 81, of Santa Clara on Sprucevale Road passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:58 p.m. at the East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born September 13, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Thornby Childs. A lifetime area resident, she was a retired cashier from the former Glenmoor Value King after 25 years service. A member of the Smithferry United Methodist Church, she also belonged to the 500 Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. “Chuck” Sturtz, whom she married October 31, 1977.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ronshak and her husband, Ron of Westlake, Louisiana and Janet Guillory and her husband, Michael of Lake Charles, Louisiana; one step-daughter, Kathy Costello of Youngstown, Ohio; and one step-son, Dave Sturtz and his wife, Sherry of Youngstown, Ohio.

There are ten grandchildren, Krista Speaks and her husband, Keith, Kara Lormand and her husband, Donnie, Melissa Jackson, Megan Wright and her husband, Michael, Jason Carpenter, Kasha Carpenter, Kennon Guillory, Jenny Bayer, Jamie Fonner, Alex Sturtz and Hailey Sturtz; and ten great-grandchildren, Erika, Paige, Drew, Drayke, Brittney, Kiarra, Jordan, Makayla, Dylan and Makenzie; and two great great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is one brother, Bob Childs and his wife, Suzanne of Florida; and one brother-in-law, Daniel Gallagher and his wife, Ruth Ann of East Liverpool; and a special friend, Debbie Mackall of East Liverpool.

Besides her husband she was also preceded in death by one son, Earl Joseph “Joe” McDevitt on February 22, 2010; as well as two sisters, Naomi “Nonie” Smith and Lois Gallagher; and two brothers, Charles “Chickie” Childs and John Childs.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool. Reverend Chuck Adkins of the church will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Immediately following the service family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Sunday, July 21st, 2019
    2:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Rev. Chuck Adkins
  • Interment

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 |
    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
  • Reception

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 |
    Dawson Family Center
    220 West Fifth Street
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    Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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Linda Adkins

Heartfelt Condolences to Linda, Janet, and family members on the loss of a wonderful lady, who always had a smile on her face when we saw her. Bobby Dick and Linda Adkins
Comment | Posted at 11:42am via Condolence

Lorie Camp

We are so sorry. Jean was a wonderful person, a joy to be around. The card club ladies are probably catching up as we speak. Prayers for peace in this difficult time. Steve and Lorie Camp
Comment | Posted at 09:21am via Condolence

Marla Stewart

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to all of Jean's family. Jean was the best neighbor and friend anyone could ask for and she will be sorely missed.
Comment | Posted at 06:12pm via Condolence

Jeff McNicol

My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. A truly wonderful lady.
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