Dolores M. Jerew

March 04, 1928 ‒ July 14, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Dolores M. Jerew, age 92 of Marion, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

Dolores was born March 4, 1928 in Turtle Creek, PA, the daughter of Raymond Thomas and Margaret Mildred (Short) McEliece. She was a graduate of Shelby High School.

Dolores met the love of her life while skating at a local roller rink, the two eloped on January 1, 1949 and celebrated 70 years of marriage; Jerald preceded her in death on August 11, 2019.

Dolores was a devoted wife and mother and ran their home while Jerald farmed and worked the land. The two made a great team. In the summers they enjoyed fishing, taking long walks and staying at their cabin on Lake Erie and during the winter months they enjoyed spending time in Lakeland, Florida where they golfed and spent time with friends. Dolores was a woman of deep faith and was a longtime member of Green Camp United Methodist Church. Above all, Dolores cherished her family and delighted in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are her three children: Sharon (Steven) Leeth , Gerrie (William) Nutter, and James E. Jerew, all of Marion; son-in-law, John Austin; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jerald W. Jerew; daughter, Linda Sue Austin; and sister, Rose Marie and brothers: Raymond K., William S., and Kenneth R. McEliece.

Visitation will be Friday, July 17, 2020 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 11:30AM to 1PM; Funeral service will follow at 1PM with Rev. Josh Freshour officiating; burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Camp United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, 205 Broadway, Box 232, Green Camp, Ohio 43322.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the Jerew family and your condolences may be expressed to them via

  • Sorry for your loss, Jeremy. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Deb Fissell

  • My condolences to you all. Aunt Delores was a wonderful lady. I have great memories of spending a summer with you all as a teen. The farm, those loud pigs that scared me to death!(I was such a city girl) and Lake Erie! Aunt Delores’s home made pies! So many great memories! My love and prayers to you all!

  • Dave and I are so very sorry to hear about Delores passing. We loved her… she loved! Very special mother. Love to you all! May the Lord bring comfort!
    I still make her “oven fried chicken”. She always shared her recipes with me❤️

  • I am so sorry to read of Delores’s passing from this earth. I remember her smile and laugh—such a pretty lady! My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  • Sharon, We are so sorry to hear of your mother passing. She was a great lady. Our condolences to your family.

  • My condolences to the family. I remember Delores as a sweet neighbor and loving mother. The Jerew family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Dolores was a very sweet lady and friend. Prayers for all the family at this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. What a living legacy she leaves! It is always comforting to know that her faith will allow her into heaven for eternity.

  • Sharon – sorry to hear of Dolores passing, she was a very special lady. Enjoyed knowing her and your father, enjoyed seeing them in Florida and getting to play golf. Nice memories, I know you have some wonderful memories as a family. Prayers for all of you.

  • My condolences. I was a teenager when we lived next door on the farm in Green Camp. Mrs. Jerew was very kind and included me in many family activities. I always felt welcomed. I was glad to see she lived a long fruitful life.