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Jean E. Naughtrip

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Naughtrip Jean E. Naughtrip, age 91, formerly of N. Canton, currently of Columbus, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014. Jean was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, only child of the late Edward and Mary Edwards. Also preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph "Joe" Naughtrip. Jean graduated as Valedictorian from Norwood High School. She then completed her undergraduate studies from Miami University where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Zeta, and received her Masters from The Ohio State University. Jean worked as a registered dietitian where she enjoyed teaching the student nurses. Jean had an amazing love for life and was devoted to her family. She was fiery, feisty, had a wonderful spirit, sassy wit, and you always knew exactly what was on her mind, whether you wanted to or not. She was very social and gregarious, intellectual, and optimistic. Jean was a board member for International Child Care in Haiti and the Parent Alumni Council at Miami University where she received the John Dolibois Award for her service to the university. She was a member of the Canton Woman's Club, the College Club of Canton, DAR, and was an Elder and Sunday school teacher with Northminster Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed dancing Hula and playing tennis and golf. Jean was a world traveler and enjoyed sharing her travel logs and slide shows. She will be greatly missed by her loving children, Carol (Robert) Richards, Karen (Jeffrey) James, and Robert (Kelly) Naughtrip; grandchildren, John "Jay" (Robyn) Gizzi, Steven (Marlene), Renee and Todd Richards, Adrienne, Dr. Scott, and Katherine Rapp, David (Elizabeth) James, and Kyle, Sean, Tyler, and Jordyn Naughtrip; great grandchildren, Gabriella and Joseph Gizzi, Robert (fiancée, Casey Anderson) and Nicholas Richards, Bennett Rapp, and Carter and Eli James; and special friend, Aaron "Tom" Kendrick. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155 N. High St., where family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of service. Additional services and inurnment will take place at a later date in North Canton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the S. Joseph and Jean Naughtrip Scholarship Fund, Miami University, 725 E. Chestnut St., Oxford, Ohio 45056, attn.: Brian Furnish or to the Kalaiakamanu Hou Congregational Church, P.O. Box 606, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 1 to May 2, 2014
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