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Jeane Criswell "Mary Jean" Gish

February 6, 1929 ~ July 22, 2021 (age 92)


Jeane Criswell Gish, 92, passed away peacefully at her home on July 22, 2021. “Mary Jean” was born on February 6, 1929 and graduated from The College of Wooster  in 1950.  After marrying Bob on August 12, 1950, Jeane followed him to his various ministries in Schoolcraft, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Niles, IL; Columbus, OH; Arlington Heights, IL, and Verona, NJ, making friends along the way.  She was later a member of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Pickerington, OH and First Community Church in Grandview Heights, OH.  Jeane was also a member of Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Chapter BA, whose sisterhood was very cherished by Jeane.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and was loved by her family and friends. Jeane is survived by her sons, William (Beverly) Gish, John (Francesca) Gish and David Gish; granddaughters, Megan (Jeremy Linek) Gish, Jenna (Phil) Smith, and Lorian Gish; grandson, Kevin Gish (Abby Schmautz); great-grandchildren, Rowan Smith and Scarlett Smith; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years Rev.  Robert Gish, her parents Robert and Elizabeth Criswell, her sister Ann Madden, her brother Robert Criswell II, and her daughter-in-law Diane Battersby. The family thanks the dedicated staff at Mount Carmel Hospice for their outstanding care of Jeane.  A very special THANK YOU to Bill and Bev who lovingly cared for Jeane the last 19 months of her life, which allowed her to remain at home and be with family and friends. A private service and internment will be planned at Greenlawn Cemetery in the future.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or the P.E.O. Foundation at 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50312.

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