Amy Jo McGuire

March 12, 1968 ‒ October 26, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Amy Jo McGuire, 49, of Mt. Gilead passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus after a three year battle with cancer.

Born March 12, 1968 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Frank Jerger of Bucyrus and Penni (Fields) Jerger of Galion.  She married John McGuire on August 1, 1992 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1986 and she served in the United States Army Reserve.  She has previously been employed at the Family Dollar Store both in Mt. Gilead and Mansfield.  She enjoyed collecting Precious Moments, listening to country music, watching Hallmark movies and shopping with her mother.  She always thought of others and always had a smile on her face.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also survived by, her brother, Christopher, (Jamey) Jerger of Houston, Texas, and their children, Mikiyla and Brooke and Alexander, mother-in-law, Linda Ostrom of Mt. Gilead, aunts, Kay (Bob) Schroeder of Mansfield and Judy (Art) Schatz of Wyoming, uncles Robert (Rose) Jerger of Butler and John (Joann) Jerger of Mansfield and sister-in-law, Deb (Brad) Baxter of Tiro and their children Victoria and Zane.

She was preceded in death by and aunt, Ann Deley, grandmother, Margaret Jerger and stepfather, Warren Shaw.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 N. Liberty Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 with Father Paul Fahrbach officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stand Up To Cancer in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Amy Jo McGuire, and condolences may be made to them at



  • John and Family, So sorry for your loss. Amy was always a nice girl in school. Prayers sent your way.

  • Penni and Frank, just seen this, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, hugs and prayer’s to all.

  • John and family.

    So sorry for your loss. May you know that God has chosen a rose for the garden of love in Heaven. prayers. Aunt Jean Ridenour Evenden.

  • John,I am so very sorry. My heart is breaking for you. I’m so sorry I didn’t make it out to see her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and mom. I will never forget the day she saved my life or singing at your wedding. She is finally healed,and I praise God for that.

  • I am so sorry to hear this 😞 I remember when we were kids and you lived out at Libby Lane Amy was always so kind and friendly and caring and there was never a time when I saw her that she always said hello. Sending Prayers 🙏🏻 & Hugs to you all 💜 Amy is no longer suffering and she will always be with each of you wherever you may be and she is on your shoulders on your minds and in your hearts 💕

  • Oh my goodness=so very sorry John and family. May hugs, and prayers, and angels of comfort surround you all at this time. Will be holding you close in my heart and prayers in the days to come.

    -Lovingly from John’s cousin Theresa, (Teri McGuire-Temple)

  • Amy Jo, you fought a long battle but always had a positive outlook and a smile on your face. You will be truly missed by many, forever in our hearts. Warmest thoughts and prayers to all of your family in this time of loss.

  • Penni, my thoughts and prayers to you, John and family. Amy is now at peace with God and will be with you always.

  • John,

    We are all saddened by your loss and all have fond memories of you and Amy during her brief time in ABQ.

    Tony and Jamie Charrette

  • So sorry for your loss Amy was always a very sweet girl in school she will be sadly missed prayers to her family.

  • Penni,
    We were so sorry to read about the passing of Amy Jo. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Bob and Deb and McGuire family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Know that your friends and co-workers are keeping you
    in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

  • Penni,
    I am so terribly sorry to hear about Amy Jo. She was a joy to everyone who knew her. There are just no words to express my sorrow. My thoughts are with you, John and the rest of the family.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Marti Smith