Jenice M. Gallaway

Born: Sun., Mar. 8, 1936
Died: Tue., Mar. 22, 2011

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Jenice Gallaway, 75 of Ashland passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 unexpectedly.

She was born on March 8, 1936 to Ed and Nina (Enzor) Tennis of Adario, OH. Jenice graduated from Savannah High School in 1954. She married David Gallaway June 20, 1956 at the Adario Methodist Church. Jenice, a graduate of Ashland College taught elementary school in the Ashland area for 27 years, most recently at Pleasant St. School in Ashland.

Jenice was a member of the Ashland Grace Brethren Church where she was a member of the Women of Grace Bible study group. She enjoyed flower arranging, sewing, and attending the activities of her grandchildren. She was recently honored as the "Resident of the Month" at Colonial Manor in Loudonville, where she has resided the past four months.

She is survived by her husband, David of 54 years, children, Elaine (Richard) Hess of rural Ashland, Mark (Kit) Gallaway, Ashland and Cynthia (Ken) Eckenroth of Raleigh, NC. Grandchildren, Matt (Amanda) Hess, Kelly (Steve) Durig, Zac (Sarah) Hess, Megan Gallaway, and Greg Gallaway. Great-grandchildren, Olivea and Kale Durig and Addison and Aubree Hess; Sister, Dana (Bill) Fast; Brothers, Bud (Dotty) Tennis and Vaughn (Stephanie) Tennis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Nina Tennis.

Friends may call Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10:30 am at the Grace Brethren Church Worship Center, 1144 West Main Street with her grandson, Zac Hess, Intern Pastor, Leesburg Grace Brethern Church in Leesburg, IN officiating. Burial will follow in the Ashland Cemetery.

Donations, if desired, in memory of Jenice may be directed to the Hospice of N. Central Ohio, Alzheimer's Support Group, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805 or Gideons International, P. O. Box 5, Ashland, Ohio 44805. Heyl Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Barb Hart
   Posted Wed March 23, 2011
David/Vaughn I am so sorry for you loss. She was truly a good woman and we will miss her.

Barb Hart

Richard Barkes
   Posted Thu March 24, 2011
So sorry for your loss I really enjoyed meeting her at Cindy's wedding. My prayers and thoughts are with you in these difficult times

Kristi Braden Tanner
   Posted Thu March 24, 2011
Mrs. Gallaway was my fifth grade teacher at Pleasant St. I remember her for the confidence she had in her students and the support she gave me as a young child. I have many fond memories of that year and include her in a list of teachers that inspired me to become a teacher myself. May God bless her for the devotion, love and care she gave so freely.

Dawn (Emery) Light
   Posted Thu March 24, 2011
Elaine and family -
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was my 4th grade teacher in a split class at Pleasant Street, many, MANY years ago. I remember her telling me to quit looking out the window and get to work. To this day, I avoid window cubes at the office so I can stay focused! She was a wonderful teacher and she will be missed!!

Pam Weekley Hutchinson
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
Mrs Galloway was a great woman. I remember going over to the house with Elaine and making cookies and that hard tack candy that burned my hands for weeks. But we had a great time. I remember her being involved with the children of Grace Brethren church and how helpful she was. I thank her for those great memories of growing up in Ashland and the great friend that Elaine was. She will be missed!

Dan & Kathy Hiller
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
We would like to extend our sympathies to David and family. Jenice was a wonderful lady and follower of Christ. She will certainly be missed by many.

April Siders Martin & Spring Siders Price
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
To the Gallaway family: So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ken & JoAnn Woode
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
I have shared many special times with Jenice through school, the County Fair and just being friends. She will be sadly missed but with her failing health we know she is in a much better place now.

Chris Adams
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
David and Family,

I had Mrs. Gallaway in school and I remember helping her set up her classroom a few times before school started, along with growing up across the street from you. Bless her and your family in your time of loss.

Trevor,Pat & Bart Ames
   Posted Fri March 25, 2011
Elaine, Rich, Matt & Amanda,
Zac & Sarah,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know that your faith and trust in the Lord will bring you comfort. We are thinking of you during this difficult time and keeping you in our prayers.

Lu Ann Stefaniuk
   Posted Tue March 29, 2011
Mrs. Gallaway will be greatly missed. I spent many hours at her house with my sister and Cindy. Those memories will last a lifetime. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven!

Terry L. Power
   Posted Mon April 04, 2011
Mrs. Gallaway was my fourth grade teacher at Montgomery Elementary in 1956. I loved her and she was one of my favorite teachers. I think it was her first year to teach and, I'm sorry to say, I didn't make it easy for her. I remember her as a sweet, loving, caring and generous lady. My family also attended Grace Brethren with her (West 10th Street Brethren). Please know that I am sorry for your loss but I sense that your sorrow is not like others for you know that, because of her faith in Jesus Christ, you will see her again in Heaven. God Bless, Terry

Cynthia
   Posted Wed March 07, 2012
Oh how I miss you! I just wish I could tell you Happy Birthday, face to face. I think of you quite often being outside and gardening and how you love it. I found a quote from George Washington Carver that reminds me of you being outside and listening to the birds and all that was going on while you were gardening. You were so tuned into God when you were doing gardening, arrangements and/or making wreaths. Mom, oh how I loved you, I am so sorry for all the grief I may have caused you. I am so glad that we became best friends later on. How miss our conversations and times of doing silly things.
Happy Birthday! You will always be missed.

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

Cynthia
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
I come here every once and a while just to say how much I miss you. It has been 2 years. Though you are in heaven now those 2 years are probably like seconds to you. Please know that you are missed.

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