Rebecca Jane Trease

September 17, 1924 ‒ November 14, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Rebecca Jane Trease, 93, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. She will always be remembered for her kind and giving nature, a woman who genuinely loved tending to the needs of others.

Jane was born August 17, 1924 in Harpster, Ohio, where she grew up on the family farm. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Nadine (Smith) Mawer and her husband of 52 years, Herschel Trease, two sisters, Irene Cochran and Mary Frances McWade and a grandson, Todd Trease.

Jane leaves behind two children, Dan (Bonnie) Trease of Lexington and Denny (Joyce) Trease of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; five grandchildren: Kristin (Stephen) Billings, Erin Trease, Chad (Amy) Trease, Guy Trease (Megan Karr) and Sarah (Rick) Shifflet as well as four great-grandchildren: Jonah and Eli Billings and Coen and Everly Trease. Also surviving are her two brothers, Steve Mawer and Roger Mawer and a sister, Linda Althouse.

A lifelong sports fan, Jane kept tabs on the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavs to her dying days and also enjoyed playing cards by the hour. Her many friends also marveled at her work ethic and she helped Herschel build their Maple Shade Farm into one of Wyandot County’s finest dairy operations. She loved meeting people and making them feel special which served her well as a waitress at the Steer Barn Restaurant in Upper Sandusky.

Mrs. Trease was a member of Union United Methodist Church and later attended Little Washington Congregational Church in Mansfield.

The Trease family will invite friends to call Friday, November 17, 2017 in Little Washington Congregational Church, 2323 Washington South Road in Mansfield from 10-11 a.m. where a memorial service will begin at promptly 11 a.m. Rev. Dave Root will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Home Care Matters Home Health & Hospice and may be sent to 1220 North Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833.

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  • Dear Dan, Bonnie, Denny, Joyce and all the Trease family: Many fond memories linger in our minds from knowing both of your dear parents. Working with Jane at Wood’s Steer Barn was a real treat! Her level of energy, enthusiasm and sincere concern for fellow workers and each customer were surely appreciated. We shared a lot of fun resulting in a deep and abiding friendship, which is a treasure!
    With sincere condolences, Vicki and Van Orians

  • Grandma Jane was an amazing woman. Her kindness was unparalleled, and we were so lucky to have her take care of Grandpa Frank so well! We will miss her and we’re blessed to know her. Love to you all!
    -Jonathan and Bonnie Lewan

  • Dan and “Pudd,”

    Your mom was a remarkable woman. I will always remember her incredibly hard work: milking the cows, driving tractor, serving up orange popsicles after baling hay, then cooking a fine supper. I also treasure the memory of her laughter. I love you, Aunt Jane…

    Mike Mawer

  • Dan and Denny and families,

    I was sorry to hear of your loss. I vaguely remember your mom and dad coming to our baseball games many years ago. You are in my prayers. Take care.

    Dave Fadley