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Jane E. Coenen

November 12, 1930 - November 19, 2022
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Jane E. Coenen, 92 of Dover Ohio passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood Village after a debilitating experience with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on November 19, 2022.

Jane was born November 12, 1930 to the late George G. Telle, II and Miriam (Robart) McCullough. She birthed 8 children, currently ages 58 to 70, a…

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Jane E. Coenen, 92 of Dover Ohio passed away peacefully at the Inn at Northwood Village after a debilitating experience with Dementia/Alzheimer’s on November 19, 2022.

Jane was born November 12, 1930 to the late George G. Telle, II and Miriam (Robart) McCullough. She birthed 8 children, currently ages 58 to 70, all by C-section! After a divorce from the children’s birth father she married Dan C. Coenen in 1973 and has spent the last 50 years with him on their modest homestead just outside of Dover.

Jane lived a humble life with compassion and empathy as the currency that endeared her to all her family and friends. She was self-effacing to a fault; very reserved in expressing a personal opinion, the exception being, when she was in the presence of hurtful arrogance. In those moments her courage surfaced and her indignation could sting those who mistakenly believed they had the power to control.

Although not perfect, she was very consistent in doing what needed to be done without the expectation of personal recognition and in so doing made her a reliable, trustworthy friend, mother, and wife. Her commitment to, and caring for her family, friends, and community superseded her own comfort and was the foundation of her character which she passed on to her children by example.

Jane has left her place in the world better than she found it. May she rest in peace in the bosom of the eternal unknown.

Her family includes her husband and children, Mark, Mike, Joe, Jim, Dan, Mary Ann, and Tim McKenzie, and Kathy Doss; and her brother, George Telle, III; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her sister, Lois E. Geib.

Memorial contributions can made in her to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, and earmarked for Staff Appreciation.

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Born: November 12, 1930
Died: November 19, 2022

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Dan Mckenzie posted on 12/2/22

I had to decide who I was posting this message for before sharing it. I realized, it’s only for those who never had the opportunity to meet our mother. It goes without saying if you did know or meet her, well enough said, you know she was the epitome of unconditional love in all its forms. For those who did not know her I could fill volumes about her extraordinary life. No, not extraordinary by Kardashin standards, or social media standards of today but rather real, down to earth holistic foundational standards of absolute love. A love she spent her entire life giving away. One can look anywhere in nature to see when there is a healthy plant or tree with a solid root system the healthy fruit such a plant produces. My Mothers root system and foundation were solid enough to not only bear an abundance of fruit but to nurture that fruit for over 90 years. The fact that she gave C-section birth to all 7 of my brothers and sisters and myself, all almost one year apart, meant she spent the better part of her life raising a gaggle of babies, teenagers, and young adults. I don’t think many people can fathom just how challenging that could be. From babies to adults, she was the common denominator and integral part of our beings. All of us today alive, healthy and happy. No small achievement by any standard and yet a reminder of how extraordinary she really was. Everyone one of my brothers and sisters are now parents and grandparents. We can’t help but to look each other in the eyes with bewilderment and wonder of just how challenging it is to raise even one child, much less eight. That is extraordinary. Because I live out of town, my ritual with my mother evolved into one of calling her every Sunday for the last 40 plus years just to “catch up.” What I was really doing was going back to my source and connection of feeling her love. It never had to be stated, it just was. That elixir has been there my entire life and is what gave me my sense of peace and calm when dealing with all the crazy, bizarre and irrational events that go on in life. There is no replacing that and truly no way to overcome her absence. Like a pebble dropped into a calm pond, the ripples carry in all directions the energy from that source. My brothers and sisters can only hope to be a diminutive ripple of our mothers love. I truly thank God and the Universe for blessing us all with her 92 years of love and presence. Her 5th son, Danny

 

Paul Coenen posted on 11/29/22

My deepest condolences to the entire McKenzie clan, my uncle Dan, and to everyone else Jane touched with her life. Aunt Jane was always a bright burst of energy and sunshine. She was such a loving person... she was caring, giving, and also a lot of fun to be around; I wish I could have spent more time with her. I always enjoyed it when I would call the house, because I knew that Aunt Jane would answer the phone, and we would have a lively conversation and share some laughs. She will be sorely missed. Love from Paul and Lynne

 

Donna Hirsch posted on 11/28/22

My mother's dear, sweet friend. Jane was always there for Mom. Just a phone call away. The past couple years I would take Mom to visit Jane. This is where I witnessed true love in friendship. They would sit side by side on the couch or out by the garden holding hands, laughing, sharing. Always talking about their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you Jane for your support, love and friendship with my Mom throughout your lives. You are truly missed. We are truly blessed. Love, Donna

 

Jim McKenzie posted on 11/28/22

My mom was the brightest light in my life. she believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. She made me the man I am today. I am honored and proud to be her son. She taught me what unconditional love is all about. She was a role model of God’s grace. I will miss her dearly.

 

Josephine Longer posted on 11/27/22

To Jane’s family, My deepest condolences to you for the loss of dear Jane. She always had a smile whenever we met. May happy memories be a comfort to you. May she Rest In Peace. Most sincerely, Jo Longer

 

Jan Altier posted on 11/25/22

Always enjoyed seeing and chatting with Jane at Buehlers. A wonderful lady who will be dearly missed by her family. My condolences to her family.

 

MaryAnn McKenzie posted on 11/24/22

My mother was the strongest person I have ever known. Her perseverance was to be admired. Her love for life and her family will always be a guiding light for me. She has been my pillar of strength. And her love never ending. I love and miss you, mom. Love MaryAnn

 

Melissa Dupre posted on 11/24/22

My grandmother was the love that passed on through time to all her children and grandchildren. Every family member knew they could call grandma for an ear to hear a heart to love and good advice. The one I remember most is to always be kind. She combined kindness with love and compassion in a way unequalled by anyone I have ever met. I will for ever love and miss her.

 

Jenny Geib posted on 11/24/22

Mark, You have blessed me and I am sure many others with your deeply thoughtful reflection on the gift that Jane was as your mentor and mother. Her love lives on in you. May you and your family know peace and your own special joy in memories shared of her. Love, Jenny Geib

 

Sue Uebel posted on 11/24/22

To Jane’s family you have our deepest sympathy. I worked with Jane at Buehlers a long time ago. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Dave and Sue Uebel

 

Mark McKenzie posted on 11/23/22

My mother was a puller of weeds! She would not pay someone to pull weeds, or, use a chemical all of which would have spared her from what most of us perceive as a drudgery. She could spend hours clearing a flower bed for the shear joy of beholding it when she was done! Her effort and her joy were symbiotic. She had an innate gift to realize you couldn’t have one without the other. It has taken me the greater part of my life to appreciate her wisdom and to discover my own joy through the simple and mundane act of picking a weed because it needed to be to be picked. If there is a greater source of joy it has eluded me. Thanks mom for being my mentor in joy with simple and humble acts. Love Mark

 

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