Johanna “Joedy” Jean (Jenkins) Tomecko

June 03, 1944 ‒ September 18, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Johanna “Joedy” Jean (Jenkins) Tomecko, 74, of Delaware, Ohio and Mansfield-Storrs, Connecticut passed away late Tuesday evening, September 18, 2018 at Willowbrook Christian Village in Delaware, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 3, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio to the late William Paul Irwin and Ruth Salena (Plummer) Irwin and later graduated in 1962 as valedictorian of Gahanna Lincoln High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics in 1966 from the Ohio State University.

Joedy worked as a Pharmacy Technician with The Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics, retiring after 30 years. She was an avid quilter who enjoyed many quilt shop hops most recently in Connecticut and Massachusetts. She enjoyed needlepointing, fall foliage, the White Mountains, and all wildlife including deer, cardinals and turkeys. She was happiest utilizing all of her talents to benefit her family. She also enjoyed lighthouses and the ocean and taking cruises with her husband Bill. Very interested in her Irish ancestry, she was able to take the trip of lifetime with Bill to Ireland in 2017.

She enjoyed eating lobster rolls and was also an exceptional cook. Her lasagna, Christmas cookies, magic bars, pumpkin pecan pie and her famous deviled eggs were all-time favorites.

Joedy also enjoyed traveling with her sister to visit plantations and taking river boat cruises up and down the Mississippi River. The two of them were affectionately known as “Thelma and Louise”.

On November 22, 2017, she married George William “Bill” Tomecko Jr. who survives. Joedy is also survived by her daughter, Susan (Michael) Mlynarczyk of Coos Bay, Oregon; son, Rob (Lorri Marie) Jenkins of Vallejo, California; grandchildren, Emily (Dustin) Parkhurst and Alex Nauman of Oregon; great-grandchildren, Daleigh and Daxton Parkhurst; sister, Joyce Irwin Barker of Delaware; nephew, Craig (Steph) Miley of Frankfort, Ohio; niece, Cheri (Luke) Wimmers of Marysville, Ohio; many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, Ohio. Celebration of life services will follow at 2:00 pm. A reception will then be held in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room following the services.

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  • Bill, Sorry for your loss.I enjoyed serving you and Joedy at Bob Evans.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bev

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Mrs Tomecko. During this difficult time I hope that knowing you’re in the thoughts of many will be of comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • To Bill and family,
    We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Joedy. I just got to meet Joedy last year for the first time. She was delightful and a ray of sunshine. I loved hearing about her travels and all the fun things she did. She was very sweet and kind and loved life and those in her life. We enjoyed her delicious baked goodies.
    She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies to Bill, her family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.

    “May the road rise to meet her, May the wind always be at her back. May the sun shine warm upon her face. And until we meet again. May the Lord hold her in the palm of his hand.”

    Ann and Marie Pedro