Mylah Jean Spohn

October 31, 1928 ‒ February 17, 2020

Lucas, Ohio

LUCAS: Mylah Jean Spohn, 91, passed away peacefully into the presence of Jesus Christ on Monday morning, February 17, 2020 at her home in Lucas, Ohio following an extended illness.

Jean was born on October 31, 1928 in Hamden, Ohio, moving with her family to Mansfield where she met and married Richard E. Spohn, and they recently celebrated 73 years of marriage. As a homemaker for many years raising her children, she also cared for her younger siblings, provided a home for numerous cousins, and enjoyed gardening, canning, playing bingo, casino outings and baking and cooking for her farming family.

In addition to her husband, Jean is survived by her four children, William (Susan) Spohn and Carl Spohn of Lucas, Kathey Shaffer of Bellville, and Jerry (Marie) Spohn of Ocala, FL. Her eleven grandchildren include, Royd Spohn of Lucas, OH, Richard Spohn of Mansfield, OH, Jennifer (Chad) Brown of Ashland, OH, Jason (Becky) Spohn of Lucas, OH, Nicole Baxter of Dublin, OH,  Janna (Tommy) Huie of Cookeville, TN,  Jodie (Ben) Flynn of Bellville, OH,  Jeff (Heather) Spohn of Ocala, FL,  Vanessa Jones of Trafalgar,  IN, Jamie (Jim) Stewart of Butler, OH, and Kristen (Simon) Beach of Ogmore Vale, Wales.  Remarkably, she is the great-grandmother of 24 and great-great grandmother of five grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin brothers Ronald (Kitty) Woodruff of Silver Lake, WA, and Donald (Lucy) Woodruff of Ft. Pierce, FL, a sister, Ellen Schultz of Mt. Vernon, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jean is preceded in death by her mother Tina Frakes Barney and stepfather Clifford Woodruff, her in-laws, Royd and Jennie May Spohn, her beloved grandparents Joe and Lydia Frakes, brothers Carl and Albert Woodruff and sister Rosemary Myers, as well as a great-granddaughter, Ryanne Spohn.

A graveside and memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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  • Sorry for your families loss. A very nice couple. Always felt welcomed at their home. Toni and Rick Fowler

  • My sister is Becky Spohn , I only met grandma once but her radiant kindness shown brite !!!! I know she meant the world to Jay , Becky and their kids ! Living next door to their great grandma was awesome for Maddison and Mason . Please receive Jim and I’s condolences for all the family , and what a long life she had . She will surely be missed

  • We are very sad to hear about the passing of Jean. The Spohn family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • On behalf of the Class of 1968, we offer prayers and condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

  • We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Spohn family. Sooo sorry for you loss Jason, Becky, Mason, and Maddison.❤️

  • Richard and family.
    I am so sorry for your loss of your wife and mother . What a wonderful family. Prayers, may the Lord comfort the Spohn family over this difficult time .

    Jim and Linda Lehnhart and family

  • So sorry to hear that Jean passed….I worked with Jean and knew her from Bingo. She was always so much fun to be around…Hugs and prayers to all…Love Betty and Carlisle Snow