Jean A. Geary

December 02, 1946 ‒ January 26, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Jean A. Geary, 74, of Galion, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Avita Galion Hospital.

Born December 2, 1946 in Fredericktown, Ohio, she was the daughter of John Diehl and Phyllis (Wheatcraft) Diehl. She married David B. Geary, Sr. on November 1, 1966 and he survives.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1965. She was employed at the Galion Community Center YMCA and was very proud of all the swimming lessons that she taught there. She was a former member of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church.  Jean was active in 4H and the Morrow County Junior Fair Board, enjoyed going to auctions, antiques and was an antique appraiser. She was also known for her quilting, sewing and her great cooking.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, David (Tammie) Geary, Jr. of Wakeman, Michael (Elizabeth) Geary of Lorain and Tim (Kathy) Geary of Spring Hill, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Collin Geary, Leona Geary, Curt (Michaela) Geary, Griffin Geary and Matthew Geary; a sister, Judy (Geral) Dyer of Galion.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, William Diehl and an infant sister, Lois Diehl.

The family will celebrate Jean’s life at a private family service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Community Center YMCA or to the charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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


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  • To the Geary and Diehl Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Jean. Jean had a very unique sense of humor and I loved being her nurse many years ago.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • So very sorry for you loss of Jean , your wife, mother ,grandmother & sister. My deepest sympathy & thoughts & prayers are with each of you🙏🏼

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏

  • prayers to your family Jean was a wonderful high school friend. Had so much fun at her slumber parties Great swim instructor to my granddaughter

  • To the Geary Family,

    Jean and family were a big part of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. A hard worker and had much love for all. Our deepest sympathy, praying for peace and comfort at this time.

    Charlotte (Wagner) Sipes
    Friends and Members of the Blooming Grove UM Church

  • Dear Geary family, we are very sorry for your families loss, she will be missed greatly but her memory is fondly remembered in the antique shopping we used to do, sending hugs and prayers

  • To all of Jean’s Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time .
    Jean was a very special person and will be missed by many.
    May God be with you and comfort you.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss Dave and the rest of your family
    Jean will be missed at the sales and by those she came in contact with
    Our deepest condolences