Jennifer Marlene Wren

September 19, 1950 ‒ July 28, 2015

Edison, Ohio

Jennifer Marlene Wren, age 64, of Edison, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

On September 19, 1950, Jenny was born in Crestline, the daughter of the late Harold William Wren Sr. and Linnie Imo (Van Meter) Wren.  She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1968.  She furthered her education by completing some nursing classes at Tri-Rivers and O.S.U.

For many years Jenny was a self-employed legal transcriber, doing much of her work for Horwitz Horwitz & Associates.

Jenny enjoyed being in the outdoors and taking care of her animals.  Over the years she raised chickens, horses, pigs, and even had a few opossums.  She was especially fond of all of her cats.

She was an excellent writer and loved to write poetry.  She also liked to play guitar and would play songs and sing to her kids while they were growing up.

Family meant the world to Jenny.  She would do anything she could to be around the babies, spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren with her love.

Jenny didn’t have much, but she still found a way to help others whenever she could.

She will be dearly missed by her six children: Candi Caldwell of Caledonia, Nikki (Mike) Heston of Johnsville, Bobbi (Bob) Baxter of Galion, Chip (Maria) Findling of Lexington, J.J. (Ashley Brown) Findling of Cardington, Devon (Katelyn Hamilton) Findling of Lexington; six grandchildren: Cheyenne, Garry Allen, Scott, Coral, Chevelle, Tristan; 2 great grandchildren: Jennalynn and Austin; three brothers: Harold (Pat) Wren of Edison, Chris (Clara) Wren of Hillsboro, OH, Roger (Nancy) Wren of Mount Gilead; three half-brothers: Jan, Ron, and Bill Wren; a close cousin, Joyce Burke; and special friends: Rose Lewing, Tami Mays A.K.A. Anita Winters, Wendy Fuentes, and Carmen.

A graveside service officiated by family and friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the North Canaan Cemetery, County Road 28, north of Denmark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jenny’s family to assist with final expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jenny’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Jenny,
    You were the best friend anyone could ever ask for You will always be close in our hearts and the wonderful memories we have of you Till we meet again dear friend RIP

  • Dear angel. You taught me everything I know. Your the reason I’m here, I will never forget you, I will always love you my sweet mother and now my guardian angel. Fly high angel. I love you

  • Jenny,
    I will never forget ask the times you where there when I needed a friend. You were a wonderful woman. RIP

  • Grandma, I was lucky to have had you in my life. This world was a brighter place with you in it, now with you gone its a little sadder and less colorful. You always had a ready answer for any question I had. I will miss your beautiful smile and kind soul. Fly high with your mom and dad my beautiful angel. Until I see you again, I love you so much!

  • My mother’s second passion to being a mom was poetry. She published this one years ago and I think it sums up who she was.

    I AM
    I am the sun – I am the breeze
    I am the moon – I am the trees
    I am the clouds – I am the rain
    I am the joy – I am the pain
    I am the priest – I am the whore
    I am all this and then I’m more.

    I’m life – I’m love – I’m the snow-white dove
    I’m puppies and kittens and the blue skies above.

    I am the flowers – I am the bees
    I am the oceans and the seas
    I am the baby -fresh and new
    I am the Catholic, Baptist, Jew
    I am the Black, the White, the Red
    I am the old man and the newly-wed.

    I’m thought – I’m deed – I’m all you need
    I’m always there – I always care
    I’ll pick you up – I’ll fill your cup
    I’ll dry your tears – erase your fears
    I’ll walk with you – I’ll talk with you
    I’ll be your friend until the end.

    Accept all that I offer you
    And I will make your dreams come true.

    Jenny was my voice when I had none, she was my mother and my friend. It’s hard to say goodbye when someone is so many things. I’ll hold onto my memories until the end. Love you so much.

  • momma wren we will miss you so much. I so with I could have gotten to know you better. I am so grateful that I got to have you as a mother-in-law even if just for a little while you touched my heart in so many ways. fly high beautiful fly high.

  • Jenny was the kindest person to walk the planet. She had the most soothing smile. She was a wonderful part of my life during my teen years and made me feel like I belonged somewhere. Like I fit in. She included me. Once we reconnected after many years, she still referred to me as her little Susie. She never forgot. What an amazing lady. You all are the luckiest kids alive. Your mom would have accepted you and loved you unconditionally under any circumstances. I’m my many conversations, you all were her pride and joy.

  • Mom, though you was an angel here on earth, you grew your wings and became an angel in heaven. You were the sweetest, most loving woman I knew who put others before yourself. You left us with so many memories to make us smile and laugh. We never lost you because you still are and always will be with us everywhere we go! A butterfly flew past me this morning and I knew it was your way of telling me that you are OK. I love and miss you more than anyone could possibly understand. Rest In Peace.

  • Devon my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. i i know she was a loving and caring mother. lean on our Lord for help and guidence. .My prayers for you and the family.
    Rose ( Katelyns grandmother)

  • Josiah,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mom but I’m sure she was an amazing person. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.

  • I am so sorry that Jenny has passed. I am also happy that she had such a full, loving life. She was my childhood best friend and her family was like an extended family to me. Through the years, when I did see her , she would brag about her children. My prayers and loving thoughts go out to all of her family. God bless.

  • My mother, first and foremost. You taught me respect, compasion, ethics, morals, and so much more. You were also my closest and dearest friend. You helped me with my sewing and my crafts. You never ever judged me even when I was the one at fault. You stood by me through thick and thin always offering advice. “I’m going to give you my advice whether you want it or not.” I didn’t want much of the advice at the time but, in the end, I found I used it in one way or the other. Always a trusting person. You never deserved the heartache you went through. One day, we will be able to be together again in a better place where there is no suffering and pain. I look forward to seeing you, Grandma, and Grandpa again. “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite…”

  • Roger, Nancy and Family: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • was so sorry to hear about your loss. I knew Jenny when we were in school. she was very shy at the time. after reading all the memories of you, it seems like you came to be a social butterfly. what a great memories of how much you came along. Rest in peace friend.