Jodie D. Shearn

September 16, 1960 ‒ May 11, 2018

Warsaw, Ohio

Jodie D. Shearn, age 57, of Warsaw, OH, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

On September 16, 1960, Jodie was born in Coshocton, OH, daughter of Chester Beard and the late Carolyn D. (Fisher) Beard.  She graduated from River View High School in the class of 1978.

Jodie married the love of her life, Terry A. Shearn, on June 1, 1981, in Warsaw.  They shared over 36 wonderful years together as husband and wife, always walking together hand in hand.

For many years, Jodie was a retail manager for Dollar Tree.  She also enjoyed her role as a homemaker.

Jodie found her true passion in living at Kokosing Lake Campground in Fredericktown.  She and Terry lived there in their camper seven months of the year.  She enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels, fishing with Terry on their pontoon boat, and always having the most elaborately decorated lot in the campground.  Jodie loved spoiling the children of the campground, her adopted nieces and nephews.  All of the children would come visit Aunt Jodie on her corner lot for candy and ice cream.  She and Terry also enjoyed going on Riverboat rides in Cincinnati several times a year and always spent Christmas Eve there together.

Jodie will forever be remembered for her loving and caring heart, her beautiful smile, and the carefree way she had about herself.

Jodie is survived by her husband, Terry; two children: Shane and Trudie Shearn; her father, Chet Beard; and two brothers: Tony and Jeff Beard.

Per Jodie’s wishes, no services will be held.

Memorial contributions, if so desired may be made in Jodie’s name to a Hospice of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Jodie’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Terry,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jodie. We will miss her dearly. Please let us know if we can do anything to help!! We will miss hearing her say “Hi Ellie, Hi Brooke!” as you guys drove by the camper.

    Lots of love and prayers!!
    Mike, Alissa, Ellie, Brooke

  • Mrs. Shearn, was always so nice and kind to me when I was growing up. Trudie and I were childhood friends and Mrs. Shearn always made me feel welcomed when I came over to play. She allowed me to raid the cabinets and eat up all the snacks. She had a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She will be missed by many.

  • Terry, My heart is breaking for you. Jodie had a heart of gold. She was so wonderful to Mom and Mom loved her like a daughter…I am so Thankful that we had a chance for a long chat Thursday evening.. but my last memory was of you Terry and her holding hands and walking past my camper and stopping for another quick chat… both of you smiling… I will miss her dearly… Terry know that she loved you so much. You were her world♥️♥️

  • So sorry to hear of her passing.
    We have not seen her in years but have fond memories of her kindness and smiling greetings.
    She always took the time to ask about our children and grandchildren.
    Prayers and condolences to the family….
    The Randles, Bill, Kay, Tucker, Farrah, Jerry and Grandchildren.

  • Clyde and I have only met Terry and Jodie in more recent years through camping.
    We always enjoyed seeing the decorations that were placed around the campsite. Seeing Jodie’s smiled and simple beamed when people stopped to look.
    We are saddened of this news and send prayers of strength.
    ~The Clintons

  • I am so sorry . I will always remember Jodie’s beautiful smile. Prayers and love for all the family.
    Cousin, Vickie WIlde McKee

  • Thoughts and prayers! Thought of her often, gone too soon!
    cousin, Boots aka: JoAnn “Freese” Cannon and family in Cincinnati,OH

  • So sorry for your loss. Jodie and I had some really fun times at the Warsaw pool when we were young.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. It was so good to see you both at the restaurant the other night. She will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • So sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady. No one was a stranger to her.

  • Terry and family…..So sorry to hear about Jodie’s passing. I graduated with Jodie and she would always stop and talk to me when we would see each other in the store. She was always considerate and kind. I will miss her. May the Lord wrap his arms around you all and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    John 14:1-6

  • Terry,
    As you know our hearts are broken for you. You & Jodie had such a wonderful love story. She was the love of your life & your were hers. Since they were toddlers the kiddos have been spoiled rotten by Aunt Jodie. Megan, Riley, Macy, Ellie, Brayden & Dallys knew no matter what, all they had to do was head down to the end of the back loop of the campground, and Aunt Jodie would be waiting with a smile & some candy. Aunt Jodie & Uncle Terry could always be counted on for that stash of candy, pop,ice cream, little gifts, the keeper of secrets, dinner provider (Aunt Jodie made the BEST NOODLES EVER)…if you had a school or sporting event Aunt Jodie & Uncle Terry were always there cheering the kiddos on. Jodie indeed loved her nieces & nephews…spoiling them every chance she could.
    Jodie could also be fiercely stubborn…just like me…so she & I had our moments over the years, but as friends do we always mended fences. I loved her dearly. I will miss our talks, her beautiful decorations were unmatched by anyone else here at Kokosing.
    We love you very much Terry. You are family to our family. Our prayers continue for your comfort & if there is anything we can do to help ease your pain please reach out to us. Love…Tammy, Jerry, Megan, Wendi, Jodi, Brandon, David, Riley, Macy, Ellie, Brayden & Dallys

  • I was so sorry to hear of Jodie’s passing. She and I worked together back in the early 2000’s. Due to age difference we didn’t know each other well in High School. But we really got to know each other while we worked together. I will be praying for Your family.

  • Terry and family Gene and I are so sorry to hear about Jodie’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers and have our deepest condolences. Gene and Janel Mullett

  • Terry, what can I say that hasn’t already been said. Jodie became a dear friend the second I meet her. A friend that will forever be deep in my heart.
    Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen , they just do.
    One thing I learned was that God didn’t say that this must happen to Jodie, he doesn’t plan for this
    But he does say that when these things happen, I’ll be there to help you
    And so will I, Terry


  • Terry and Family:

    We were saddened to hear of Jodie’s passing. She had a vibrant and friendly personality and will be sorely missed. We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to you. We are reminded of an Armenian saying: “The last breath in this life is the first in the next”.

    Ned and Rhonda Davis

  • I was in the waiting room when you heard the news. I can’t even imagine your pain. I could tell you love her very much and my heart goes out to you and your family. Praying.