E. Jeanne (Ganson) Holtrey

August 23, 1937 ‒ March 21, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

E. Jeanne (Ganson) Holtrey, age 81, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully at her residence Thursday morning, March 21, 2019. For many months, she was cared for by her loving husband, family and caregivers

She was born on August 23, 1937, in Mansfield, to the late Charles E. and Violet E. (Hartley) Ganson.

On June 22, 1954, Jeanne married the love of her life, Donald E. Holtrey Sr. at the Baptist Church in Mount Gilead. While they were dating, Jeanne often rode her horse, Teddy, to his farm to visit.

A woman dedicated to serving the needs of her family, Jeanne defined what it meant to be a homemaker. She was a fantastic mother to her children. She kept the house spotless, tended her gardens which looked better than any picture in a magazine. She loved to entertain groups of people. Jeanne had a love for the outdoors and spent numerous hours enjoying the beauty of nature. When she wasn’t tending to her garden she could be found feeding the birds and playing with her dogs. Jeanne was a hard worker who was also creative, always joking, and had a wonderful laugh to match her humor.

Deeply rooted in her faith, Jeanne accepted Christ at the age of 13. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Galion. She enjoyed decorating the church for the holidays and attending ladies Bible Studies and events.

She will be dearly missed by her devoted husband, Don Sr.; children: Donald Jr. (Carol) Holtrey of Mount Gilead, Edward (Kimberly) Holtrey of Mount Gilead, and Trever (Renee) Holtrey of Dayton; grandchildren: Mack (Sabrina) Holtrey and Laura (Kyle) Laramore; great grandchild, Maleigha Holtrey; a sister, Loretta (Gerald) Holtrey; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Ganson, many nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Mattie Mae.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Violet, and a brother, Charles Ganson.

Her family will greet friends from 10 to Noon, on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to celebrate her life will be held there at Noon with Pastor Jeff Pennington officiating. Burial will follow at Bryn Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to either Galion Grace Brethren Church or Hospice of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jeanne’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • My dear Sis, I will miss all the fun silly times we had! I am happy you are now at peace! I will always love you! Please give our precious mother aand brother a hug for me. Until we meet. Love, your little Sis Loretta Ann
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  • Dear Friends and Family, we are saddened to read about Jeanne’s passing. So many memories of day’s past. She was always smiling and laughing is a memory I will always have of her. May God lay His healing hand upon all of you to help ease the pain of your loss, giving you comfort and peace.

  • Don and Family, prayers for all at this time for comfort and peace to see you through this time. Sorry I could not be there for you. Know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  • PLEASE ACCEPT MY GREATEST REGRETS IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE, JEANNE. I AM SORRY I DIDN’T LOOK AT SNYDERS LIST SOONER SO THEREFORE I WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE SERVICES. DON, I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HER TERRIBLY BUT REMEMBER THE REUNION SOME DAY. AND LORETTA SHE SPOKE SO LOVINGLY OF YOU SAYING : I SPOILED HER ROTTEN, JUNIOR AND CAROL YOU SHOWED YOUR LOVE TO HER IN SO MANY WAYS AND SHE LOVED YOU JUST AS YOU LOVED HER HUGS TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY KNOWING HOW YOU ALL WILL MISS HER, I SO LOVED HER INFECTIOUS GIGGLE AND HOW SHE LOVED HER MAGGIE MAY AND SPOKE FREQUENTLY OF “HER “BABY” DUE TO HER ILLNESS WE WERE NOT ABLE TO TALK ON THE PHONE ANY LONGER. I, AS ONE OF MY SWEETEST FRIENDS, TOO LOVED HER,. I BELIEVE ANGELS MET HER AND SOARED HER TO THE LORD. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN. AND MAY GOD HELP YOU THROUGH HER PASSING . GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • Dear Holtrey Family,
    So sorry to read of Jeanne’s passing, what a sweet lady she was. Always smiling and so friendly, she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
    Ed and Carol Sickmiller

  • We are sorry for your loss. Jeanne will be remembered for her quick smile, laugh and joyful attitude. There was such a love for Don and her family, May the Lord comfort each of you during this season of change.

    Sincerely, Tom and Diane