Elizabeth M. JASPER
1974 - 2013
BORN
1974
DIED
2013


JASPER

Elizabeth Maria (nee Nagel), age 38, of Stonelick Twp, OH, died suddenly, Saturday, March 16, 2013. She leaves behind a devoted husband, Jim, of almost 14 years, two beautiful children, Emma, 11, and Jimmy, 6. She is also survived by her parents George and Patricia (nee Nieporte) Nagel; two sisters, Michelle Hammersmith, Kim Imwalle and Grandmother Frances Nieporte. She was a favorite Aunt to 16 nieces and nephews and friend to many. Beth had a smile that lit up the room and a personality that was the life of the party. Her Motto was, "Life is Good," and she wore a different T-shirt with that logo every day. She was always ready for an adventure, whether it was camping, fishing or hiking. She was very kind, generous and always willing to help other people. Beth was spirited and never afraid to voice her opinion. She never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone she met. Beth was born April 25, 1974. She attended St. Andrew grade school in Milford and graduated from Archbishop McNicholas High School in 1992. She was in the National Honor Society, played basketball, and ran Cross Country and Track. She earned her RN/BSN from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. Beth was employed at the Jewish Hospital as an Oncology/ICU nurse on the Bone Marrow transplant unit for 13 years. She touched the lives of many patients and their families. Beth's hobbies included reading, scrapbooking, sewing and baking. She was happiest when she was spending time with her family, especially her husband and children. She volunteered at St. Louis School in Owensville as a room mother and Girl Scout leader, and helped whenever needed. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Louis Church, Owensville, Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:30 A.M., visitation at the church, Wednesday, 5 - 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jasper Childrens' Education fund at any Fifth Third Bank. Evans Funeral Home serving the family. Please see www.evansfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence to the family.

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Beth was a joy to work with, such a kind and caring individual - a beautiful soul. I am sure she is missed by her family, but her friends miss her as well. God Bless them all
Carmen Pitman
Coworker
March 13, 2019
Michelle Hammersmith
April 16, 2014
Michelle Hammersmith
April 16, 2014
I can't believe its been over a year since you've been gone Beth. We all miss and love you so much. Jim has done a great job taking care of Emma & Jimmy. I'm sure you're so proud of all of them. Your mom and dad have really helped to take care of them. I was so happy to hear that Jim invited them to go to Myrtle Beach. I'm sure you will be with them in spirit. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Its going to be so hard going to Ohio and not spending time with you next month. I always looked forward to seeing you. Until we meet again, you will always have a special part in my heart. Love you Beth.
Karen Walton
April 16, 2014
It has been over a year since I lost my friend and colleague, Beth. It seems like eternity since I saw her laugh, tell a story about Emma girl or Jimmy boy, or encourage someone-anyone- who was having a weak or fearful moment. She is missed by so many. No one will ever be able to replace her She was one of a kind. Life "IS" good, Beth Jasper. I wish you had been able to experience more of it.
Melissa Gaunce
April 15, 2014
We know you will always be looking over us! My son and I were blessed to have shared life with you!
Tracy Young
April 15, 2014
I think of you often, you are truly missed by so many! Thank you for watching over us!
Amy Justice
April 15, 2014
It's now been over a year and feels like yesteday. Watching Jim and the kids over the past year has had it's ups and downs but I know they are holding strong with love, memories and eachother. Beth has been in soooo much over the year but it still saddens me that she is watching from above rather than down on here where she is so missed. Sending love and faith in her to watch carefully over her children and guide Jim's hand and heart as he walks alone~ much love to them all. We miss you Beth~
Marilyn Melcher
April 14, 2014
Michelle Hammersmith
April 14, 2014
Michelle Hammersmith
April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014
I did not know Beth but as a fellow nurse I am sure I would have been proud to work with her. The nursing community continues to be weakened through administrations heartless disregard for true angels like Beth. Any way I can help I would consider it an honor.
Jim Muhlenfeld
November 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Wanted to express that I am sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Though I never met Beth, I have heard stories from her mother, Pat. from all the entries on this sight, it is obvious that Beth was so loved and impacted so many lives. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Deborah Moreno
May 10, 2013
Beth was such a great person. I went to college with her and did many projects with her thru school. She was always so creative. I also worked with her on BMTU at Jewish. She was such a caring and loving person. I was so shocked and sad to hear she is gone. I think of her family often and pray that God will heal them and me. Heart broken for our loss.
Elaine Colvin BMTU at Jewish
April 26, 2013
April 16, 2013
I will never forget those late nights we shared working night shift together...sharing the stories of our lives...our families, our troubles..our just the day to day stuff. I'll never forget the support you gave me when my Mom died or the security I felt when you were working with me (because I knew no matter what the night brought we could get through it together). You taught me to find joy in the small things..and to this day I strive to be as happy as you...you are missed!
michelle jessee
April 16, 2013
Today I light a candle in remembrance of your friendship, you sisterly love you gave to me, unconditionally. I miss you dear friend. There is not a day that goes by when I don't think of you.
Molly Ballard
April 16, 2013
My cousin and godchild will always have a special place in my heart. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Beth was a loving daughter, wife, sister and mother. Beth you were such an inspiration to everyone who met you. I'm sure you're looking down at your mom, dad, sisters, husband and children and will give them strength to get through this pain. My prayers are with the Nagel and Jasper family. Love and miss you so much Beth.
Karen Walton
April 9, 2013
This is Cathy Kernen, Beth's Aunt. One of our Mom's favorite stories about Beth was when Beth was in grade school out on the gym floor playing some sports event. Mom overheard her cheering herself on out loud —“Go Beth, go! You can do it! Go, Beth, go!”

The idea tickled Mom, and I thought at the time what a smart, empowering thing it was for Beth to do. How many times as women have we worried that we weren't smart enough, or wouldn't be able to do something? So from the day Mom told me about it, I started emulating Beth's self-cheers myself.

Throughout my career, when I was worried I would fail, I would say to myself (not out loud-- I never had the courage Beth had!) “You can do it, Cath! Go, Cath, go!” No matter what my job threw at me, or when I had to figure out how to come up with my daughter's college tuition, or do other seemingly impossible things, I cheered myself on. And throughout my life I pretty much succeeded.

We all loved Beth. She was so welcoming and warm, was so smart, and absolutely loved her family but somehow still had tons of caring left for all of us and her patients. She could be really funny, with a dry sense of humor. She was so proud and supportive of Emma Girl and Jimmy Boy. She adapted and rose to any occasion, no matter what life threw at her. I always felt that she was fearless too. I can't imagine her being intimidated by anyone, no matter how rich or powerful. And most of all she was a good, good person.

Beth touched me forever, just as she has touched everyone she met. Ever since Beth's death, as I wake up each morning, I remember Beth. And just as she inspired me throughout my career, I am now using the memory of Beth as my inspiration. I put her picture up on my computer to help me through any work assignment that comes my way. And you know all those things we say we are going to do, and the lifestyle changes we keep saying we will make, but we put off—well, I'm using the memory of Beth to motivate me to stick to my Weight Watchers program and do all the other stuff I put off. Because now I can hear her voice, not mine, saying, “Go, Aunt Cathy, go! You can do it!”

Only time will slowly blunt the pain of losing Beth that everyone in our families feel. But I hope it helps to know that because of Beth, the world is absolutely a better place. And none of us will ever forget her.
Cathy Kernen
April 7, 2013
We were all so saddened to hear about Beth's tragic death. She was always so full of life and her smile could light up a room. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, her precious children and her entire family.
Tim & Lynn Fouts and the staff at Hillside Small Animal Hospital
April 3, 2013
May God "surround and comfort" Beth's loved ones during this time of sorrow.
Psalm 71:21
St Louis Family
March 27, 2013
Jim,
We are very sorry to hear of your wife's passing. You and your children are in our prayers. May God comfort you.
Terry and Lisa Sefton
March 24, 2013
It has been a week since we lost Beth and it still doesn't seem real or make any sense to me. I can only guess that heaven needed the BEST because she most certainly was. I'm so heartbroken for her family and will truly miss seeing her smiling face at school.
Debbie Roberts
March 23, 2013
The nursing staff on the inpatient oncology unit at Bethesda North Hospital is keeping Beth's family in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynne Brophy
March 22, 2013
I am very very sorry to hear the news about Beth. So very sad. I will share this news with the Cincinnati Tri-State Chapter of Oncology Nurses. And I will certainly keep Jim and the 2 kids and family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Gigi Robison
March 22, 2013
so very sorry to hear about this...my prayers are with the Jasper family
Patrick Baker
March 21, 2013
Beth, as I knew her, showed me the ropes as a new grad at MHC. She later cared for my mother with leukemia at Jewish. I thank her for the dedication to nursing and setting the example. May she rest in peace and my prayers to the family. God Bless.
Lesley Hudgel
March 21, 2013
Beth, You were my sister and freind. I will always think of how you were there for me when I was at some of my worst. You know how special you are to me and I will see you again some day.
Ed Perry
March 21, 2013
Beth,
You were one of my favorite nurses on BMTU when I was getting treated for Leukemia. Your positive energy always brightened my day. Thank you and God bless.
Rick Payne
March 21, 2013
My sympathies to the family and friends of Elizabeth. My prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Betsy Marchetti
March 21, 2013
Jim,
I am so sorry for your loss. My hearts aches for you and your children, you all will be in my prayers and thoughts. May God give you all comfort.
Barbara Evans
March 21, 2013
My sincere condolences.
Ron Lanham
March 21, 2013
Such a loss to everyone who knew her. Beth really was the epitome of "cute". I hope Jim and the kids, and others closest to her, soon find the strength to carry on in the gleeful spirit she embodied... and the humility to lean on the many who love them and are mourning along with them.
Dave Beck
March 21, 2013
May God continue to bless the Jasper family...
Moeneick
March 21, 2013
Sending my condolences and prayers to her family..I worked with Beth at Jewish and everytime I saw her she wore a smile on her face....The Lord had to have his angel home with him....God Bless the family...
Moeneick
March 21, 2013
I was so terribly saddened to learn of Beth's passing. I have known her since we were kids playing soccer together. I was blessed to have worked with her on the BMU, and she was the first smiling face I saw my first day there. I will always remember her smiling face and her kind, friendly spirit. She was so endearing and loved to share pictures and stories of her beloved family. You guys were the light of her life and her whole heart as she shared her love for you guys with all of us. My prayers to Beth's family for God's peace and His enduring strength during this time.
Marcy Ehlers (Magee)
March 20, 2013
Beth, Special is the word that best describes you, Special is a word that is used to describle something one-of-a-kind like a hug or a sunset or a person who spreads love with a smile or kind gesture. "Special" describes people who act from the heart and keep in mind the hearts of others. "Special" applies to something that is admired and precious and which can never be replaced. "Special" is the word that best describes YOU!!! Please keep the Jasper & Nagel family in our prays. and please watch over Emma & Jimmie while they grow and know their mother was very very Special.
Linda Nutley
March 20, 2013
Beth was a truly amazing person. She always had a smile on her face and could find the words to help anyone in their time of need. She was kind hearted,dedicated and a loving person. I met Beth on the BMTU and she was always willing to help. She spoke proudly of her family and enjoyed her job as a nurse. My prayers are with her family . I am blessed to have known her. Susie
Susan Combs
March 20, 2013
In January of 2013, Beth was my grandmothers nurse and she was fantastic. She was the most caring, and compassionate nurse at Jewish Hospital. She helped us through the loss of my grandma. Making it very peaceful and comforting for our whole family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Chelsea Fancher
March 20, 2013
To the family especially Jim,Emma and Jimmy who she adored, may GOD give you the Peace that passes all Understanding,This Angel on earth will truly be missed.
Mary Greene
March 20, 2013
I worked with Beth at Jewish Hospital from 2001-2004. I remember being a new nurse on the BMTU, and she was always so kind and helpful to me. I remember when she was pregnant with her daughter Emma, and the excitement she had about being a Mom. When I got the call that Beth has passed, my heart sank. Gone too soon, but never forgotten!!

Continued prayers for her family!!

Love,
Roxanne Munson
March 20, 2013
While Heaven surely gained another angel, it is so sad that her family bears such a huge loss. I will remember her smile and laugh and how much she loved and spoke about her family. I wish them peace.....
Carmen Pitman
March 20, 2013
I met Beth in 1996 at Walgreens. We used to ride bikes and rollerblade together. She was dating Jim then and loved him so much. Over the last five years, I saw her often at St Louis events. She was such a kind and positive person. She will be so missed. I am heartbroken for her family- especially for her Jim, Emma and Jimmy. Sincerely, Kacey Kersting
Kacey Kersting
March 20, 2013
My heart breaks for the family of Beth. I pray for peace and understanding for ALL the loved one's of Beth. She made some of the best brownies and always wanted to share them. I will miss her Rest In Peace Beth...
Tasha Wilson
March 20, 2013
Thinking of Jim, Emma and Jimmy. Sending many prayers to them and the Nagel Family. Such a sad loss, Beth will be missed.
Amy Justice
March 20, 2013
Beth was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She will be greatly missed.
Stephanie Jones
March 20, 2013
To The Jasper family I am so sorry for the loss of your dearly beloved Beth. I was a patient at Jewish hospital and Beth was the first Jewish Angel I met (I call them all Jewish angels). She was my rock in my time of need. She held my hand through that first scary night in ICU. She comfort my husband and family and reassured them that I would be just fine. I can't that you all enough for sharing her with all the patients on the BMT unit. Beth will for ever live in my heart and soul. May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time.

(Jewish Hospital patient)
Erika Turner
March 19, 2013
I worked with Beth at Jewish a few years ago. She was an awesome nurse and a very kind, compassionate person. Praying God will surround her family with love and comfort.
Cynthia Kennedy
March 19, 2013
I just arrived home from out of town to hear this horrible news. words can not begin to express my sorrow for the loss of this wonderful, friendly, kind woman. She truly never met a stranger.
Take comfort knowing we will meet again. Praying for the comfort of the Holy Spirit to encompass her family.
Jana Hill
March 19, 2013
I worked with Beth a few years ago at Jewish Hospital and the first thing that comes to mind was Jim, Jimmy and Emma. She always was sharing stories of how proud she was of her family. Beth was always such a joy to be around and her smile was contagious. My heart breaks for your family. I hope you receive peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Stacy Lehman
March 19, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the Jasper family and Nagel family. I can not imagine losing a wife, mother or daughter. May God be with both families and friends in your time of loss
Doug Giordano
March 19, 2013
I was fortunate enough to have met Beth while working on the BMTU. She was an amazing nurse and friend. I feel extremely lucky to have known here, even if it were only for a short while. I will always remember her kindness and loving smile. Words can not express my deepest sympathies to her beloved family.
Heather Klosterman
March 19, 2013
So heartbreaking,, may god be with the family.
Ree Day
March 19, 2013
Am remembering your family in my prayers. I never met Beth, but she was a good friend to my cousin, Dianne Mahaffey, and I heard so many good things about her. xo
Becky Smith
March 19, 2013
Beth was one of the kindest souls I've ever known. She brought light and love to all of us at The Jewish Hospital. We will miss her. Prayers of comfort and peace to her family.
Chaplain Karen Behm
March 19, 2013
Thank you Beth for taking care of my friend Derik while he was in the hospital. You were always very nice to him. Tell him we miss him.
Katy Auxier
March 19, 2013
RICK MUSHABEN CLASSMATE OF GEORGE NAGEL AT PURCELL CLASS 1959. SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER GEORGE. OUR PRAYERS WILL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
March 19, 2013
I met Beth when I started working at Walgreens in 1996. We used to ride bikes & rollerblade together. She was already dating Jim then & loved him so much. Over the last 5 years, we saw each other at St Louis events because my sister's kids go there too. Beth was always such a positive person. I will miss her so much. My heart aches for her family- especially her Jim, Emma & Jimmy.
Sincerely, Kacey Kersting
Kacey Kersting
March 19, 2013
Beth was a friend to everyone she met. She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and her family.
Keith and Betsy Mains
March 19, 2013
March 19, 2013
I went to see my very close friend, Penny who dying of cancer. Beth was her nurse and it was so comforting to know that anything and everything that could be done for Penny was there. Beth was an angel. I am Jimmy' great Aunt Darla Smith Potter
March 19, 2013
March 19, 2013
Jim, Emma, Jimmy, and all your family, Anneliese and I are so terribly sad for the loss of Beth. Words truly cannot convey the shock and sadness that we feel for all of you at this time. Beth always had a smile, no matter what, and made everyone whose lives she touch feel loved. I know that her joy for life and God will stay in your hearts to help ease your pain. May God comfort you during this time of great sorrow. Beth will never be forgotten!
Lisa Shay-Blevins
March 19, 2013
Beth, my "bud," no matter how much time went by, we always picked up right where we left off. You had a smile bigger than life with such a positive outlook on life. You were a devoted wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt and friend. I have been blessed to have you known you; you touched so many lives. Until we meet again, my friend, please shine your perpetual light down upon us. Love you always. My prayers to Jim, Emma, Jimmy and family.
Ami Armbruster
March 19, 2013
i didn't know Beth too well, but we went to school together for a couple yrs at McNicholas & knew she was a good & kindhearted person.
Joy Farmer
March 19, 2013
Beth was an example for all of us. She was a devoted mother, wife, nurse,and Christian. Every time I saw her at work she had a story about her family to share. All of us coworkers felt a part of Beth's family. We all knew how Emma was doing in Girl scouts, how Jimmy was doing in school. She never alcked words or a smile. I will miss most her honesty and dedication. It was her defining characteristic. I pray for peace and comfort for your family. Words will never be able to express my empathy for your loss.
Kat muncy
March 19, 2013
Jim,

I'm so heartbroken for you and your family. There are no words I can say, but my prayer is that God will comfort you and your family & keep you all under his care.
Sandy Fetick
March 19, 2013
Jim and family, I was truly saddened of the unexpected passing of Beth. She was a great lady. May it be of some comfort to know others grieve and pray for all of you. May God bless and keep you at this most difficult time.
Karen Heller
March 19, 2013
Kelly Morgan
March 19, 2013
I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time. Beth truly was an exceptional woman, and I feel blessed to have known her!
Kelly Morgan
March 19, 2013
thank you beth for your care for my son and us as a family. My prayers are with your family now. I know you made a huge difference in my son's recovery while he was in the bmtu.
Brenda Frankenhoff
March 19, 2013
Just spoke to Beth last week...and the last words written to her was I <3 you Beth. Heartbroken for you husband, kids, family, coworkers & patients. I worked with Beth for a few years on the BMTU at Jewish, and she was an amazing nurse and friend. Always happy & smiling. She talked nonstop about her "Emma-girl & Jimmy-boy". May the Lord wrap everyone up tight & help us all though all this grief & sorrow. <3 <3 <3
Angie Clark (Poynter)
March 19, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of Beth from our high school days. May God bless you and hold you at this difficult time.
Chad Burbrink
March 19, 2013
Jim,Emma,and Jimmy, my heart and prayers go out to you and the rest of your family! Your amazing wife and adoring mom cared for my husband Emmett for the last 6 months of his life. We spent a lot of time together, and she spoke of you three every shift she worked. You were the light of her life and her face lit up with every story she shared with me. Please know so many of us are holding you close now and forever. God Bless!
Christina Bold
March 19, 2013
Such a tragic loss for all who ever met her - continued prayers and thoughts for the family.
Melissa Ross
March 19, 2013
May God bless your family with strength during this difficult time. Beth was a lovely person, she always knew the right words to say and never held back what she needed to say. As a newer nurse to the Bone Marrow Unit, 7 years ago, Beth was always available to help me and provide me with resources in order to provide superior care to the patients we served. She was a wonderful nurse and loved her career. She spoke candidly about her family and she lit up whenever she spoke about her children and husband. Beth you will missed by many! Your spirit and memories will always be with us. May you continue to smile with the angels above.
Tamara Small
March 19, 2013
TO THE JASPER FAMILY
SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS.BETH TOOK CARE OF MY HUSBAND AT JEWISH/GREAT NURSE SHE WILL BE MISSED LOIS GORDLEY
March 19, 2013
I only meet her once but, you could feel how loving she was. thoughts and prayers to Jim and the kids.
Pegatha Eddingfield
March 19, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Beth and her family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sean Jones
March 19, 2013
I was so terribly sorry to hear of Beth's passing. I played softball with Beth many years ago. We had reconnected when I saw her with Jimmy as a newborn baby at the pediatrics office. I then took over care as being pediatrician to Emma and Jimmy. Beth was a wonderful woman, a great mom. I remember her talking of her scrapbooking weekend with Emma and how much she enjoyed it. She also took great care of my Dad a couple of times when he was in the hospital at Jewish. I am truly saddened by her sudden passing. My prayers to her family and especially the children.
Lori Gordley
March 19, 2013
My heart is broken for you Jim, Emma,and Jimmy.I can't express my thoughts. I pray God will help you to keep Beth alive in your heart and souls. Sending Hugs, thoughts and many prayers.
March 19, 2013
So very sorry for your loss. I really liked Beth. She always had a smile and we talked whenever she came into IGA. Prayers for her family and friends.
Cheryl Shannon
March 19, 2013
My heart breaks for you loss. Prayers to Jimmy and the children and all who grieve the loss of this beautiful woman. Kelli Jasper
March 19, 2013
I didn't know Beth, but her Mom Patsy Nieporte, through Carmel Manor. I can only imagine that Beth was as wonderful as her Mom was to my Mom who just passed away two weeks ago. Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort during this difficult time.
Judy Kohrs
March 18, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Beth. Beth was a wonderful nurse, although I did not personally know her well, I knew Her when she cared for my brother who was a patient of hers about a year ago. Beth was sweet and professional, she provided great care and made it much easier for us to leave our brother at night because we knew when she was his nurse he was getting great care. She often spoke of her family - especially of how much she loved her 2 kids, being a room mom, and supporting them in sports. Please know our prayers are with you. Sincerely. Kim Neff.
March 18, 2013
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