Janice “Jo” Greenwood
March 04, 1935 ‒ July 20, 2018
Janice “Jo” Greenwood, age 83 of Marion, passed away Friday July 20, 2018 at Heartland of Marion.
Jo was born on March 4, 1935 in Marion, the daughter of William G. and Edna (Frye) Earl. Upon graduating from high school, Jo continued her education at the Ohio State University earning her Master’s degree in education.
She was united in marriage to Robert “Larry” Greenwood on September 16, 1956. They have shared nearly 62 years of marriage and made memories that will last a lifetime.
Jo was a devoted educator in the River Valley School district for 30 years. It was there that she inspired, mentored and cared for her students. Jo was responsible for starting all of the girls sporting events at River Valley and also coached the girls in track, volleyball, cheerleading, pep club and more. A proud achievement for Jo was becoming the Athletic Director for River Valley, this made her the first female athletic director in the state of Ohio.
Travel was another passion of Jo’s; she and her husband owned and operated Uniglobe Towne & Country Travel for over 30 years. They planned individual and corporate travel for all over the world. Jo and Larry’s favorite trips were the many cruises they took.
As a young girl, Jo helped her father and uncle raise dairy cows and she showed them at the fair. As she got older and started her family, her children became her great joy. As her family grew and her children married and had children of their own, the title of “grandma” became one of her proudest achievements. She will also be remembered for her great love of OSU sports, especially football. Jo and Larry attended countless games including away games. She also loved watching her son coach and her grandchildren play.
She is survived by her devoted husband Robert “Larry” Greenwood; her son Randy (Kathy) Greenwood; grandchildren: Jason (Audrey) Jenkins, Brady Greenwood and Kylee (Bob) Herberger; special friends: Sue Mullins, Jerry and Dorothy Emery and Judy Penix; and several cousins.
Jo is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Tami Reiff.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 East Center St. Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Funeral service will be Thursday at the funeral home at 10:30AM with Derek Wright officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or Heartland of Marion.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Greenwood family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com