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Janette Ratcliffe (Jean) Geiger

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GEIGER, Janette (Jean) Ratcliffe Vogel, Of Centerville, Ohio, age 85, died peacefully on Friday, July 4, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Ratcliffe and first husband, Howard Vogel. She is survived by husband, William F. Geiger; sister-in-law Marcella Ratcliffe; nieces Susan Sulski and family; Kimberly Glasgow and family; step-daughters Nikki (Collins) Griffith; Maria (Larry) Suttman; Heidi Geiger; Kate (Eric) Kohler; step grand-daughters Jennifer (Travis) Andersen; Brooke Kohler and special family member Cindy "Poodle" Geiger. Jean graduated from Dayton Co-operative High School, class of 1941. After graduation , she was employed at Ohio Bell Telephone Co & Harris Seybold Potter Co. She was in the Womens Army Corps for 2 years. She attended The Ohio State University and graduated from Miami-Jacobs Business College. She was employed at Kettering Board of Education as Secretary to the Superintendent and as Secretary to the Director of Personnel & Community Relations. She also worked for The Ohio State University at Wright Patterson AFB, and for the Ohio Department of Mental Health at Dayton Mental Health Center where she was Secretary to the Clinical Director. After retirement, she continued to work part-time. She was a passionate activist for humane treatment to animals and was a member of area animal welfare and environmental organizations. The family wishes to thank the multitude of loving caregivers including Brooke Kohler and all of the Hospice aides and nurses. Most especially the family is particularly grateful for the outstanding loving care and attention provided by long term caregiver to Jean; Karen Heydinger. Visitation 5-8 pm Tuesday July 8, 2008 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL 5471 Far Hills Ave at Rahn Rd. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Wednesday July 9, 2008 at the Church of the Incarnation Far Hills Ave, Centerville, OH; Burial will be at a later date next to first husband Howard Vogel at Twin Valley Cemetery in Preble County.
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 6, 2008
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