Delores “Jean” Wise

September 19, 1938 ‒ February 26, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Delores “Jean” Wise, 82, of Galion passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus.

Born September 19, 1938 in Crestline, she was the daughter of Charles and Leona (Simmons) Jacobs. She married Ronald G. Wise on July 6, 1959 and he preceded her on April 13, 2000.

She was a graduate of Galion High School where she played trombone in the marching band. Jean was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Galion; where she was a Deacon and a member of the church Women’s Circle. She was a member of T.O.P.S. 1367 in Galion and volunteered at the Cooperative Christian Services of Galion in the food pantry. Jean was a fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, and OSU football and enjoyed playing the accordion and organ. She was an animal lover, enjoying feeding birds and squirrels, and enjoyed the companionship of her late dog Callie. Jean was a great wife and mother; she was all about her family and church. She touched the lives of many; and many loved her.

She is survived by children Jeffrey (Annette) Wise of Mansfield, Robert D. Wise of Galion, and Laurie (Byron) Haworth of Lebanon; grandson Robert A. (Amanda) Wise of Mansfield; great grandchildren Kaison Erik Wise, Arabella Wise, Lucas Van Horn, Bailey Van Horn, Brayden Van Horn and Logan Erdman; sisters Mary (Ted) Pfeifer of Galion and Marlene Ruby of Galion; brothers Richard (Marilyn) Jacobs of Galion and Timmy (Ann) Jacobs of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews including Nicole Wise and many special friends.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by grandson Erik Jeffrey Wise.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021 with Rev. Gary Proietti officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cooperative Christian Services of Galion or First Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.

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


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  • Laurie , Robert and Jeff.

    Jean was a very special woman, we were very close. I am really going to miss her. She
    would do anything for anyone,

    You were very lucky to have had her for your mother,

    I know she is with the Lord

    Donna Wilson

  • Laurie and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know her and to call her “friend.” She was always so nice and supportive. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary, Marlene, and family,
    So sorry to hear of Jeans passing!! She was such a sweet lady and always had a smile on her face. I know she will be greatly missed by many. Sending sympathy and prayers! 🙏🙏

  • To Jean’s Family. Jean and I were just a year apart in school. We suffered through marching band practices in hot weather. I never heard a complaint about anything from Jean. Years after, when we crossed paths, she was like she was in high school, smiling, positive, always interested in my life. Now I wish we had taken some time to just sit and visit. My deepest condolences to all of you. Always remember her as she was, friendly, good-natured and above all, kind. Nancy Hottenroth Herman

  • If there was ever a lady that went about doing good, it was Jean. She was a true Christian and she lived to serve others. She will be greatly miss. But, we know she is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Jean was a great kind and loving woman with a big heart! My thoughts love and prayers goes out to everyone. May she rest in peace.

  • Having worked for Mrs. Wise I can attest to just how kind and caring she was.
    I’m sure her rest in Heaven will be so wonderful for her!
    She certainly will be missed .
    My prayers and Sympathy go out to her family .
    With a heavy heart,
    Harry and Leslie Holbrook

  • Aunt Jean was a very special person. She cared about so many people and never complained about anything. I have a lot of great memories of her throughout my childhood. She gave of herself with no expectation of anything in return. Aunt Jean will be missed by many.

    Anita Morgan
    Amber and Ashley