Fern E. Jolley

April 10, 1921 ‒ November 26, 2007

formerly of Marion, and of Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Fern E. Jolley, age 86, formerly of Marion, and of Upper Sandusky, died early on Monday morning, November 26, 2007, at the Fairhaven Community following a battle with the debilitating illness of osteoporosis.

She was born in Athens, Ohio, on April 10, 1921, the daughter of the late William and Jenny Palmer Douglas. Fern graduated from Athens High School in the Class of 1938.

In 1939, Fern moved in with her cousins in Marion, Ohio. She worked for Universal Kooler, and later worked as a braider operator for the BF Goodrich Company until she retired in 1983.

At a local restaurant in Marion, Fern met her soon to be husband, Russell C. Jolley, while sharing lunch. On November 24, 1945, Fern and Russell were married they shared 37 wonderful years together. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1982.

Following the death of her husband, Fern dedicated herself as a volunteer at Marion General Hospital as a Twig V, until 1997. She was a member of the BF Goodrich Retirement Club, and was formerly a member of the Emanuel Baptist Church.

Dedicated to her family, Fern looked forward to the yearly vacations with them to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she would soak up as much sun as she could. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was guilty of spoiling them.

With a kind, giving and forgiving heart, Fern often surprised her family with her subtle, yet very funny sense of humor.

For many years, Fern often would give gifts to her family that she would crochet for them.

Left to cherish her memory are her son: Russell W. Jolley of Marion; two daughters: Brenda Jolley of Marion, and Rosemary (Glenn) Davis of Cardington; four grandchildren: Ted (Cheryl) Rowland, Valerie Jolley, Kimberly (Steve) Blackwell, and Sarah (Randall) Johnson; and eight great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Grant, Cole, Carah, Maya, Jame, Dre, and Amber.

Including her husband and parents, Fern was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, and by her daughter-in-law: Judy Jolley.

Her family will greet friends on Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mary Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens in Marion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairhaven Community, 850 Marseilles Ave., Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.