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Robert P. Jeffers

d. October 31, 2017

Robert P. Jeffers, age 90, of Gustavus township, OH, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at St. Paul Homes in Greenville, PA. He was born October 19, 1927, in Shadyside, OH, a son of David K. and Nellie M. (Koenemund) Jeffers. Mr. Jeffers was a 1945 graduate of Shadyside High School and went on to attend the Ohio State University from 1945 until 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 in Germany in the Office of Theater Chief of Special Services. He moved to Gustavus in 1948 and was a dairy farmer for 8 years until 1957. Mr. Jeffers worked at Van Huffel Tube Corp. in Warren for 26 years, retiring as chief manufacturing engineer; and then 8 years at Target Stamped Products in Kinsman as sales engineer, retiring in 1992. Mr. Jeffers was a member of the Gustavus Federated Church where he served for many years as choir director, adult Sunday school teacher, and as a certified lay speaker. He was a 50 year member and past master of the Gustavus Lodge #442 F & AM; a past president of the Joseph Badger Board of Education; past president and board member of the Kinsman Public Library; past master of the Gustavus Grange #1417; and member of the Farm Bureau Council. He also served as a trustee for Gustavus township for 10 years. Mr. Jeffers enjoyed doing carpentry and handyman work and he dabbled in poetry. Mr. Jeffers married Patricia A. (Logan) on September 17, 1949, and she preceded him in death in 2004. He is also preceded by his parents; a great granddaughter; sister, Helen Donley; and brother, Charles Jeffers. He is survived by 3 daughters, Susan (Scott) Gray of South Euclid,OH, Judith (Douglas) Harnett of Transfer, PA, and Cynthia (Richard) Stevens of Kinsman,OH; and 1 son, Robert (Victoria) Jeffers of Kinsman,OH; 8 Grandchildren; and 14 Great Grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Gustavus Federated Church, 8850 St. Rt. 193, Gustavus township, OH, with Rev. Ronald Spore officiating. Burial will follow in Gustavus Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, November 3rd from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. Memorial contributions can be made to the church at PO Box 5, Farmdale, OH 44417. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Gustavus Cemetery
St. Rt. 193
Gustavus Township OH 44417


Visitation

Friday, November 3 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman OH 44428


Service

Saturday, November 4 2017
11:00 AM

Gustavus Federated Church

Gustavus OH

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