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Locke Jo Ellen Locke, age 69, of Galloway, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community. She was born in Chardon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Grover. Jo Ellen retired as the Head Reference Librarian at Capital University after 23 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard Locke; daughter, Michelle Locke; sisters, Clara Paryzek, Chardon, OH and Lillian Slusher, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Stephen Grover and sister Jane Crawley. Originally from Mesopotamia, Ohio, Jo Ellen graduated Cardinal High School in Middlefield, Ohio and from Kent State University with a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Library Science. She attended Columbia Heights United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. After retiring, Jo Ellen served on the Westland Area Commission for 10 years where she was the Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee. Jo Ellen also volunteered in many capacities with the Westland Food Pantry for over 40 years. At the family's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jo Ellen's name may be made to the Westland Ecumenical Community Food Pantry, c/o 423 Branding Iron Drive, Galloway, OH 43119. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER MIDTOWN CHAPEL, 229 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 2 to July 3, 2017
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