May 16, 2011
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/19/2011 18:00:00
108 W. Maple St. Willard OH 44890 5/20/2011 11:00:00
Leora V. Jump, 96, of East Howard Street, Willard, died peacefully Monday morning, May 16 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Jump was born September 23, 1914 in Willard and was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Eva (Long) Jacobs. A 1932 graduate of Willard High School and a 1936 graduate of Bluffton College, she taught school in Walbridge for 2 years before raising her family and substitute teaching for many years. She was a life resident of Willard, a member of Grace United Methodist Church, an honorary member of the Research Club, and a 50+ year member of Superior Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was an avid reader. On November 26, 1937 she married Harry V. Jump, and he died February 14, 1989.
She is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law: James Jump of Columbus and Sandra Jump of Newark, Michael and Shari Jump of Chattanooga, TN, and Dr. David and Marsha Jump of Willard; 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Deborah and David Harwood of Willard, and Leora “Lee Ann” and John Ward of Grandview Heights; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a grandson: Christopher Jump.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 20, at 11:00am in Grace United Methodist Church, Willard with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call Thursday, May 19, from 6-8 PM in Secor Funeral Home, 202 West Maple Street, Willard, OH. The Jump Family requests memorial contributions be sent to Mercy Willard Hospital Foundation, 110 East Howard Street, Willard, Ohio 44890 or Grace United Methodist Church, 108 West Maple Street, Willard, Ohio 44890. The Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville is honored to be assisting the Jump Family with funeral arrangements.
We only recently heard of your mother’s death and want to extend to your family our sincerest sympathy for your loss. We pray you will be comforted by many happy memories.
I was fortunate to have spent some time with her when she was a substitute teacher. The days that she was at the high school were always more delightful because of her charm and wit.
I was sorry to hear of your sad loss. Aunt Leora was so much fun to be around. I always enjoyed hearing her stories and when visiting her and my mom in Florida, it was always fun traveling around with them. When we all went out to lunch in Willard (I carried the purses!) Leora always told me how she was planning a trip to Bluffton…hmmm, wonder if she ever went!
David and I send our deepest sympathy to you all.
Dear Deb & family,
I’m sorry I was not able to attend the showing or the service. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you. I remember the many times we chatted about our parents and shared stories about our moms. So much fun sharing those stories.
I am so sorry to hear of Leora’s passing.She was one great lady who enjoyed a full life. I have many memories of spending time at the house with Lee Ann and Leora sitting in the chair – feet propped up on the ottoman with a book in hand. She always had a tale to tell and it was so enjoyable listening to her. God bless you during your time of loss and reward you with many memories to cherish.
May God comfort you during this time. I know what it is like to loose a father at sixteen and just so recently my dear mother. It is so hard. Know that your loved one is in heaven with our Dear Lord, and has all that have gone before her with her in complete happiness. No more sickness or age, just joy. Share your memories of her often and she will live on, not only in your heart but in the hearts and minds of your loved ones.
Lee Ann, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
Leora is a lovely lady. How lucky you are to have had someone like her in your life.
My heart is with you in the passing of your mother. Your loss is truly Heaven’s gain & I’m certain, that in the days to come, you will still feel her love surround you, as it always has. Many Blessings & Angels Keep You.
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It is with great sadness that I have learned of Leora’s passing while vacationing in California with my wife Sondra. Leora was a friend from childhood of my own mother (the late Cleo Jump)and they went from being school mates to being sisters-in-law. “Aunt” Leora always treated me with great kindness and I will remember forever her wonderful sense of humor. Her passing marks the end of an era — she was the last of her generation. Sondra and I extend our condolences to Mike, David, Debbie, Lee Ann and their respective families. Special condolences to Jim and Sandy, each of whom has lost a mother and a mother-in-law within the span of a few days.
We were sorry to hear of Leora’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with her and hearing her views on so many aspects of life. I know she will be sorely misssed by her family and friends alike. I am so glad we had the opportunity to know her. May God give her loved ones comfort at this time.
My sympathies to you and your family on the death of your mother. It is always difficult to lose a family member to death, but I believe this is especially true of a mother. May God be with your family as you celebrate your mother’s life.
Dr Jump, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our prayers are with you. Pat & Carol McDaniel.
I am very sorry for your loss. I had the privelage of knowing Leora for the past 6yrs. She was a wonderful lady and I loved hearing her tell us all about her adventures. I loved her dearly and she will be sadly missed. I am so glad I had the opportunity to get to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
To the entire Jump family my deepest sympathy goes out to all. I was one of Leora’s caregivers for about 3 yrs. I’m honored to have gotten to know her. I will never forget her, she was my sunshine on a gray and druey day. Also our Birthdays were on the same day.She would get so excited,saying I was older than her.Leora will be missed by many.
Lee Ann, my prayers are with you and your family. We celebrate her long full life, but also realize how much she will be missed by all her friends and family.
God Bless, Susan & Mike Bray
Jim, Mike, David, Debbie & Lee Ann – Your mother was always so kind and gracious to me and my family and one of the smartest women I’ve ever known. I know that you will miss her greatly and I will always remember her as smiling and laughing.