Janice Elizabeth Drennon

June 17, 1948 - September 3, 2021
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Janice Elizabeth Drennon, 73, of New Philadelphia, OH passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, Dover, OH on September 3, 2021 following a short battle with Covid-19.

Born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 17, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Davis Alexander and Esther Elizabeth (Bryant) Bragg and pre…

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Janice Elizabeth Drennon, 73, of New Philadelphia, OH passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, Dover, OH on September 3, 2021 following a short battle with Covid-19.

Born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 17, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Davis Alexander and Esther Elizabeth (Bryant) Bragg and predeceased by her older brother Richard. She is survived by her family including her husband David E. Drennon, sons Christopher M. Tweel (Leah) of Richmond, VA and Patrick A. Tweel (Summer Devol) of Williamstown, WV, granddaughters Amara Tweel and Bailey Tweel, and step children Hannah McMillan (Benjamin) of Charleston, WV, Jennifer Huber (Mitchell) of Parkersburg, WV and Caleb Drennon (Emily) of Pittsburgh, PA and step grandchildren Elena and Paloma McMillan and Jaikin Huber.

Janice was a graduate of Huntington East High School and earned BA and MA degrees from Marshall University, and was retired from Wood County Schools (WV) after a number of years as a middle school reading teacher (bless her heart!)

Jan was born with musical notes, rhythm, harmony and creativity in every fiber of her being and she used those gifts with her perfect pitch voice, fingers (and feet) to the glory of God as an accomplished pianist, organist and music director at various churches in Parkersburg and Marietta for many, many years. Her greatest desire was to sing praises of and make beautiful music for the God who dearly loved her.

Just as she was with music, Janice was equally passionate in her love for her family. Her intense blue eyes and quick smile were always accompanied by a warm hug of love and encouragement to do what was right and best. Her absence leaves an unfillable void in our lives but at last she truly sings with the angels in endless praise of her Savior.

Family will receive guests Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. with the service beginning at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7707 Market Ave N., North Canton, OH 44721 with Rev. Anders Davidson officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Schoenbrunn Meadow Burial Park located on Delaware Drive SE between 20th and 21st Streets SE in New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Janice’s memory may be directed to the church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Address:

7707 Market Ave N.
North Canton, OH 44721

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Address:

7707 Market Ave N.
North Canton, OH 44721

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Schoenbrunn Meadow Burial Park

Address:

2037 Delaware Dr.
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Donation Information

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

7707 Market Ave N.
North Canton, OH 44721

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Born: June 17, 1948
 
January 1, 1970
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May 22, 2021
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Died: September 3, 2021

Condolences for Janice Elizabeth Drennon

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sherry Lou Stephens posted on 9/7/21

Jennifer & Mitch Huber & family, Our hearts go out to you in this time of loss. Prayers & God's healing comfort go out to you all in this time. Sharing the love that flows through Jesus Christ, Mike & Sherry Stephens. PS... congratulations with the arrival of Jaikin!!!

 

Carolyn Wells posted on 9/7/21

David and family, Gordon and I are so sorry to hear of your loss.you are all in our prayers. Love, Gordon and Carolyn Wells

 

Jenn Allen posted on 9/7/21

David - I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

 

Cindi Williams posted on 9/7/21

I am so very saddened by your loss. May your hearts find peace and rejoice in the gift that she brought to your lives over the years.

 

Beverly Johnson posted on 9/7/21

The world has lost a beautiful soul. I met Jan at her wedding to Dave and instantly fell in love with her. The love that she and Dave had was so beautiful and refreshing. Their time together was short but so full of memories. Prayers for Dave and the family.

 

Laurie Waggoner posted on 9/6/21

Dave, so very sorry for the loss of your wife, Janice. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

 

Nancy Hyatt posted on 9/5/21

My precious cousin was truly an angel on earth. Jan, you will be greatly missed . Please continue to spread your God given talents of music to make heaven even brighter. Until we meet again, I love you.

 

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