Jean Louise Wolford

February 09, 1944 ‒ September 30, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jean Louise (Baker) Wolford, age 75, of Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.  She was born on February 9, 1944 in Mount Vernon to the late Cleo J. and Edith Leah (Kearns) Baker.

Jean graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1962 and shortly after started working for Cooper Bessemer as a secretary.  She married Ronald James Wolford on October 8, 2005 and spent 13 great years together.

She was a member of the Covenant Church in Mount Vernon and loved spending time and helping with the food pantry.  Jean also helped the church on a mission and helped with building projects for the needy.

Jean is survived by her cousins, Barb (Tim) Hildebrand, Sharon (Mike) Gattshall; a son, James (Kendra) Wolford; grandchildren, Macy, Connor, Shane; and a special friend, Mildred Wolford.

Along with her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her aunts, Mildred Baker, Beulah Baker Furniss; and an uncle, Ernest Baker.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the Covenant Church; 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, with a celebration of life service starting at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Tim Overly will officiate.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Church Food Pantry.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jean Louise (Baker) Wolford.

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  • To Jean’s family,
    I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Jean’s passing today. We worked together as secretaries/administrative assistants for Cooper and then Rolls-Royce. Jean was an exceptional employee with a great work ethic. She actually walked to work during the blizzard of 1978 when hardly anyone else made it in. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Jean was a wonderful person.

  • My sympathy to all of Jean’s family and friends. I worked and Cooper and Rolls-Royce with Jean. We were both members of the Cooper Womens Club.
    She was such a beautiful, kind, hardworking and caring lady.

  • Ken and I extend our sympathy to Jean’s family and friends. Jean and I called ourselves “forever friends.” We walked to elementary school together, played together, and rode our bikes all over the west end. We celebrated our February birthdays together, not missing a year since we turned 50. Whenever we’d meet we’d sit and chat for hours just catching up. She was so happy when she married Ron whom she called her rock. When she became ill, we’d text several times a week and always end with “praying for you” and “love you, my friend.” I will greatly miss Jean but know we’ll meet again someday.

    • I read your note. She always talked so loveingly about you. I felt as though I knew you. She had so much love in her heart. She never left without saying “ I love you, “ on the phone or saying “good bye.” I hope to see you at the calling hours. Jane

  • Deepest Sympathy to the family of Jean. Jean was a wonderful and dedicated worker when I knew her at Cooper/Rolls-Royce.

  • I have lost a precious and loving friend. Jean and I worked at Coopers in Contract Engineering for many years till it was transferred to Grove City, Pennsylvania. Jean was like a sister to me. There are not words enough to describe what a wonderful person she was. She made numerous trips to visit me just recently while I was recovering from a shoulder replacement in the Eastern Star. She was a gem. I know she is at pease now. I will miss our long talks. God Bless you Jean.

  • Jean was one of our secretaries when I worked in Contract Engineering at Cooper. She was great to work with. Always a smile, and pleasant personality. Rest in peace, Jean

  • Rest In Peace Dear Jean, There are many of your “Cooper Family” who have great memories of working with you. You were always smiling and so nice to everyone. You will be missed. Our deepest sympathy is being sent to your family and friends. May it help to know that we all care and we have great memories of our time with you. Sincerely, Susie (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • I am so sorry I grew up knowing Jean a First Christian on Vine Street she and I always had a strong bond we shared so many wonderful memories . I remember so many times at first Christian and at Covenant the two of us just sitting reminiscing she was able to be present for so many of of my precious moments growing up ,I told her so many times she seemed like my adopted aunt saw me grow from a baby into kindergartener into middle school,high school , graduate , marriage, & motherhood . I am gonna miss you Jean rest easy your a angel in in heaven now