Jeri Anne Clapham

October 04, 1953 ‒ February 05, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Jeri Anne (Hamblin) Clapham, age 66, entered into the Throne Room of Heaven on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Willowbrook Christian Village in Delaware, Ohio where she was a resident.

Jeri retired from Nationwide of Columbus, Ohio.  She was a charter member of Fellowship Bible Chapel, Sunbury, Ohio.  Her family and friends knew Jeri as a deeply devoted follower of Jesus Christ.  She was committed to the Word of God and the gospel.  Jeri was a lover of music and had a delightful sense of humor.

Jeri is survived by her husband of 12 years, Michael C. Clapham, her brother, Joe (Kathi) Hamblin; step-sons, M. Craig (Melissa) Clapham, Jr. and Jonathan E. Clapham; granddaughter, Lily; sister-in-law, Sheryl Stolarski; nephews, Dan (Kortney) Hamblin, Dave (Kristin) Hamblin; two great-nieces, a multiple friends.

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Fellowship Bible Chapel, 2949 CR 605, Sunbury, OH where the family will be receiving visitors from 9 AM until the time of service.  Interment Africa Cemetery, Lewis Center, OH.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church toward 2 mission ministries that Jeri supported: Finish Line Ministries and/or Finish the Mission.

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The DeVore- Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Jeri has always been, and still is, one of the most delightful people I have known. She is a motivation for doing right, forward thinking, always pressing toward the mark. I thank God in advance for her eternal residence for all time. Wow, Jeri, you’re there. We’re right behind you, sis! Hug Jesus for us, Love, Amy

  • Sending prayers of peace and comfort to the family to help you through this difficult time. Keep her memories close to your heart.

  • I’ll always remember her wonderful sense of humor. She was always smiling and laughing. She helped Dan and me with a short film project many years ago and I think she may have had more fun than us. She was someone you just wanted to be around. Love and prayers to all of you.

  • I was so blessed to spend an hour with Jeri last Sunday where she showed her delightful sense of humor and her sensitivity. I first met Jeri in a Sunday School class, back in 2000, where she demonstrated her love and compassion, helping me through a diagnosis of cancer by having the class prepare a “basket of hugs,” made up of lotions, treats, warm sox, and other fun treasures. I have learned so much from her as she walked an extremely difficult path of health challenges. She will always hold a special place in my heart; I can’t wait to SEE her in Heaven. Ours is the loss, for now; hers is the victory forever!

  • I met Jeri in the singles group at Grace and as a fellow Nationwide Employee and have always enjoyed her sweet spirit. Jeri will be greatly missed. Mike and family I will keep you in my prayers as God beings you to mind. May God give you extra strength for today and comfort you at this time.

    Shirley & Jay Rodgers

  • Keeping all who loved Jeri in my prayers. I met Jeri at Xenos and always liked her.

  • I met Jeri at Singles for Christ in 1976. We became fast friends. We hung -out together every Friday night and on Wednesdays. We hung-out with Joe and Kathi as well. When I met my future -husband, Steve Clapham, I remember her saying that she had gone to school with Mike Clapham. Then she went on to say that the Clapham guys were cool. They were and are! Decades later she married Mike ! What a GOD-thing. !!!!!!! Praying for you all who had the privilege of hanging with her. HIS comfort to all of you! I did not have the fortune…. of hanging with her these past 30 years. .however I will hang with her in Heaven!

  • So sorry to hear of Jeri’s passing. I have many fond memories of working with Jeri at Nationwide and our time in a Bible study there. I remember her being very proud of a pictorial view of the Bible that her mom put together. She was a highly thought of worker and was known for being a Christian.

  • Jeri and I met in high school, lost contact for a number of years, and later reconnected through Nationwide. Jeri provided sound council when asked, had an upbeat disposition, and was devoted in her service to the Lord. I’m saddened by her passing.