TIPP CITY - Jeri Lou Weikle, 60, of Tipp City, entered Heaven Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She passed peacefully accepting God's will, leaving this life just as she lived it during her courageous 22-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
She was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Troy, to the late Frank A. Jr. and Oleta F. (Wolfe) Cawley. On July 10, 1976, Jeri married John S. Weikle, who survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jean (Matt) Mitchell of Westerville, Jane (Tim) Borchers of Versailles, a son, Joel of Lansing, Mich., five grandchildren, Mackenzie, Madison, and Graham Mitchell, Jack and Kacey Borchers, and a sixth grandchild to be born in January 2014. Additionally Jeri is survived by three sisters, Jill (Terry) Garman of Covington, Jackie (James) Hewatt of Lilburn, Ga., Sherry Moore of Covington, a brother, Ted Cawley of Troy, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Tipp City, where she was a part of the church prayer circle.
Jeri was a 1971 graduate of Troy High School and a 1973 graduate of the Miami Valley Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. For 18 years, she was a radiologic technologist at the former Stouder Hospital and later at the Hyatt Center in Tipp City.
Jeri's commitment to bettering her community began at an early age. While in high school, she was a candy striper at the former Dettmer Hospital. Later efforts included serving as a Brownie troop leader, volunteering at The Wellness Center in Troy as an aerobics instructor, being a founding member of the Tipp-Bethel Food Co-op, and working with the Dayton MS Society.
Jeri enjoyed cooking, crocheting, music, riding horses, reading, and the Cincinnati Reds. However, it was spending time with family, her grandchildren, her sister Sherry, who cared for her in so many ways, and good friends Tom & Lucy Wolfe, that brought her the greatest joy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 753 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, with the Rev. Fr. R. Marc Sherlock as Celebrant. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, with additional visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Equestrian Therapy Riding Program at The Riding Centre, 1117 E. Hyde Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com