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Jill M. Besgrove, 40, of Millbury, Ohio, lost her battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Jill was born to Larry and Susanne (Dreier) Allen in Oregon, Ohio on April 5, 1973. Jill was a 1991 graduate of Clay High School where she played tennis. In 1995, Jill graduated with a Bachelor's degree in business from Defiance College where she was a member of the Gamma Omega Kappa Sorority. She married her high school sweetheart, Jason, on June 21, 1997. Together, they have two children, Trenton, 15 and Taylor, 13. She was currently employed as the Human Resource Director for Heritage Health Care. Jill attended Cedar Creek Church, enjoyed camping with her family, and attending her children's football, basketball and soccer games. Her true passion was spending time with and enjoying pizza with her children.
Jill is survived by her husband of 15 years, Jason; children, Trenton and Taylor; parents, Larry and Susanne Allen; brother, Scott (Jenny) Allen; sisters, Cathy Amburn and Brooke (Andy) Nelson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Teresa Besgrove; sister-in-law, Lisa (Brad) Tilton; along with nieces and nephews, Elle and Brock Tilton and Hunter, Jacob, and Ryleigh Amburn. Jill was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clarence and Lucille Dreier and Herb and Mary Wilcox.
Friends may call at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in Athens Missionary Baptist Church, 101 West Breckman Street, Walbridge, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Lake Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Jill M. Besgrove Scholarship Fund at Lake High School. The family wishes to thank the doctors at OSU Cancer Center for their care of Jill as well as the many friends and family members who have reached out to their family during this difficult time.
Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home
1111 Woodville Rd
Millbury, OH 43447
Published in Toledo Blade from May 17 to May 18, 2013