JEAN IRWIN DANFORTH (nee Garside) age 88, beloved wife for 57 years of the late Reverend Merrick; loving mother of Marna Blake (husband Jack) and James (wife Gynith); devoted grandmother of Ryan Dennison, John Blake, Kelley Turner (husband Samuel) and Benjamin and great-grandmother of 5; cherished daughter of the late John and Beulah (nee Irwin) Garside; dearest sister of the late John I. Garside Jr (wife Vivian); dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Jean was born on April 2, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts and died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 in Richmond Heights, Ohio. She raised her family in Lancaster, Ohio where she and her husband, the Reverend Merrick Danforth, worked together at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Jean later went on to work as a secretary for Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. She and her husband later moved to Lake Helen, Florida. Jean enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling on cruises and watching the New England Patriots. She especially enjoyed learning about her ancestry and even took a trip to Ireland to find some of her relatives. Jean also enjoyed camping in the mountains and along the coast. She will be remembered for being social and faithful, having a good sense of humor, always smiling and being a loyal friend to many. Jean will be deeply missed
Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Graveside service and burial will take place next to her beloved husband in New Hampshire at a later date. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS. Online obituary, guestbook, and order flowers atPrint This Obituary & Condolences