Jean Evelyn Harrison

September 09, 1936 ‒ February 21, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Jean Evelyn Harrison, age 82, of Marion, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at The DeWolfe House of Marion, Ohio.

Jean was born in Columbus on September 9, 1936 to the late Cellman Sr. and Lavina (Rice) Price.  She attended Pleasant High School graduating in 1954 and worked for many years at GTE in Ohio and Indiana.

In 1991 Jean married Edwin Harrison who passed away May 24, 2017.

Jean will be missed by children, Judy (Larry) Briggs of Marion, Ohio Lawrence Chaffin of Illinois; step-children, Kevin Harrison of New York and Chris Harrison of Florida, grandchildren, Tiffany (Chad) Williamson of Marion, Andrew Chaffin of Dayton, Tyler Briggs of Fort Benning, Georgia, and Devin Briggs of Marion; great-grandson, Joseph Williamson; sisters, Mary Bowen and Bev McDaniels; first husband, Lawrence Chaffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; brother, Cellman (Maxine) Price Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Julie Chaffin.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E Center St. Marion, Ohio, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 5 until 7 pm.  A funeral service honoring Jean’s life will be held 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home and entombment will follow in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s honor to Capital City Hospice or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Jean’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Jean was a great woman. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her for the past 22 years. She was a person who was full of life and loved to travel and see the world. She loved the Lord and had a deep love for her family and friends as well. She would go out of her way to help someone out.

    She knew of my personal struggles with anxiety and one day she told me, “Why are you worried about things that haven’t even happened yet? You shouldn’t worry about what “might” happen. Just take things as they come.” That’s something that will always stick with me.

    She was a fighter to the end and while it’s hard to let her go, I know that she’s living an even better life now with Jesus. She was a great woman of faith.

    I love you Jean and I’ll miss you until we meet again.

  • I got to know Jean when she lived in Carmel Indiana. Jean always had a smile and loved milkshakes, jigsaw puzzles, her church and to dance. Once at the nursing home they had a band and Jean wanted to dance . She still could cut a rug and I was wore out but not Jean. My sympathy to the family. Jean is where she belongs with her beloved Jesus. Dance in heaven Jean!!!

  • To Jean’s family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I, myself, have found comfort in reading Job 14:14,15 where it shows that Jehovah God yearns to bring back to life the dead who are preserved in his memory. The Bible gives us a wonderful hope of living in a paradise on earth and seeing the resurrection of our dead loved ones. (Luke 23:43; John 5:28,29) May this bring you some comfort and strength as well, remembering that soon God will wipe away our tears and swallow up death forever. (Isaiah 25:8)

  • Our deepest sympathy to Kevin, Kris, Judy, Lawrence and all of Jean’s family and friends.
    Our aunt was so kind and caring to everyone, a generous person, very active, funny, joyful and always smiling. She took care of Ed faithfully, until she was no longer able to. One Thanksgiving, she fixed us all a prime rib dinner that was the best we ever had eaten! She was blessed by the Lord, and is in His presence now.
    For she believed John 3:16-For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. Anyone who believes will have eternal life. Jesus offers eternal life by His death on the cross for our sins. How wonderful a gift He has given us all.
    We love you Jean, and will see you again
    Kay and Greg Faucett, Indiana