Jeanne M. COMER
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COMER, Jeanne M. 89, went to meet the God of Peace whom she so faithfully served, surrounded by her loving family midst prayers and songs, on 11/23/12. Born in Omaha, NE, on August 1, 1923, she moved to Collinsville, IL, where she met and married her husband, Orville, in 1941. This loving relationship produced 8 children and endured 69 years, till Orville's passing. She worked as an executive secretary for Northrop Corp. until retiring in 1996. With her family raised, she then dedicated her life to promoting peace, where much of her time was spent with Friendship Force International. She was the founder of the Dayton chapter and received many awards as a result of her efforts. In 1983 she was selected as one of the DDN Top Ten Women. Jeanne also felt very honored to have been inducted into the Dayton Walk of Fame in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents Grayce (Haddick) and James Kuncl, and her husband Orville. Survivors are children Terry (Carol), Kathie (Barry) Michel, Judy Imparato, Pat (William) Schaefer, Jeffrey (Patty), Janet (Edsell) Burris, Jamie (Mitchell) Giesy, Todd, 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; special family members Martha Comer, Franco Imparato, Carl Frederickson, sister Janet Kuncl, sister-in-law Vera Thompson, niece Patricia Grodzicki, and scores of friends, including former colleagues and Friendship Force members. Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 5 pm to 8 pm at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471Far Hills Avenue at Rahn Road, Kettering, OH. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment David's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Friendship Force, P.O. Box 291992, Dayton, OH 45429 or SICSA, 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, OH 45429. Online-condolences may be sent to

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Nov. 26, 2012.
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November 27, 2012
Judy and family
So sorry to hear about your mother. Your family are in our thoughts.
Denise Beismann
November 27, 2012
Todd, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You will never know what you mean to me, other co-workers and those you fight for daily.
I know this was passed on to you from you mom and dad and the things they taught you. Thanks
Det. Jason Etter
November 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Jeff, praying that God, in his goodness will help you through this sad time.
Tim and Debbie Kolnik
November 27, 2012
Looking through those wonderful pictures of Jeanne's life made me feel so fortunate to have been part of hers on even a small scale. She will be missed. What a Force. Mary Carol Jehn
Mary Carol Jehn
November 26, 2012
My Sympathy to the Family.
June DeBernardi
November 26, 2012
I cannot believe that she will not be at the next FF board meeting -- she was always there and kept us lively. We will miss her insights. Gary Mitchner
November 26, 2012
I was not blessed to know Jeanne, but her son Jeff changed my life, and through his music brought my wife and I together. Our prayers are with the family at this time of lose. May the Lord be your comfort, heal your pain, and remind you that she serves in His court now and forever more.
Peace and prayers to each of you,
Pastor Robert Macclennan and Kari (Vanderhorst) MacClennan (Bradford Ohio)
Robert MacClennan
November 26, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the Comer family. Jeanne was a remarkable woman of strength, character, and compassion. We have lost a friend, and the Dayton community has lost a wonderful ambassador. Rest in peace, Jeanne. With deepest sympathy, Ron, Vicki & Lauren Thompson
Vicki Thompson
November 26, 2012
She is a real jewel. I worked with her at Northrop during the late 1970's, always pleasant and just great! I miss her!
Roger Drummond
November 26, 2012
Jeanne was an inspiration to our family. She promoted PEACE and FRIENDSHIP all over the world. She made it possible for us to experience foreign cultures through Friendship Force by hosting people from other countries in our home and also for us to be an ambassador (representing Ohio and the USA ) to other countries near and far.
She was a wonderful friend and we feel fortunate to have had her and Orville as our dear friends for a long time.
May you rest in peace Jeanne, you are missed but you will forever be in our hearts.
Victor, Louise and Alice Iseli.
November 26, 2012
Fran Schirtzinger
November 26, 2012
My mother, sister and I joined Jeanne and the Dayton FF on an exchange to Siberia and Russia in 1995. I have such wonderful memories of that trip and Jeanne. In 2011 my husband I visited Dayton and we spent an evening with her. Our deepest sympathy to your family on her loss. She will be missed by many.
Judy Greiman of the FF Quad Cities
November 26, 2012
I am sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person and I know she will be missed by many family and friends. I apologize I will not be able to attend her services, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Cathy Close
Catherine Close
November 26, 2012
Not only was Jeanne a good friend to Joan and I, but she had friends throughout the entire world. You really did make a difference in the world, Jeanne.
Bill Blaine
November 25, 2012
Cherish all that was yours.
In friendship,
Friendship Force member
Dayton Chapter
Charlotte Paugh
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