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 Rejena “Jean” <I>McKinney</I> Fithian

Rejena “Jean” McKinney Fithian

Birth
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 5 Dec 2010 (aged 80)
North Lima, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 62717138 · View Source
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Youngstown Vindicator Memorial Obituary:

CANFIELD – Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Home, Canfield Chapel for Rejena "Jean" Fithian, 80, who passed away on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Assumption Village.

"My Mom was born Dec. 20, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis., the only child of Roy and Pearl (Allman) McKinney."

She was a member of the Old North Church in Canfield, graduating from South High School in Youngstown and she received her degree in Law Enforcement Administration in 1976, from Youngstown State University.

Mom was a lifetime member of Order of the Eastern Star of New Castle, Pa. She was a member of the Canfield Republican Women's Club and loved going out with the Royale Flames chapter of the Red Hat Society. Over the years, she belonged to numerous antique car clubs in the area and in Phoenix. Mom previously was the membership chairman for the Rolls Royce Owners Club of Northeast Ohio and worked at the Stan Hywet Gardens in Akron every year for their Father's Day Car Show.

"My Mom loved all the holidays, especially Christmas." And for those who knew her, she also thought that her birthday was holiday and should be celebrated like one. "My Mom spent years collecting bunnies." After living in Fountain Hills, Ariz. for 17 years, she made numerous trips back to the West to see her friends. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed discovering new places with her friend, Carolyn May of Mesa, Ariz.

"My Mom is survived by only one child, Heather Davis of Canfield." She also leaves a niece, Gleanna Jean (Don) Currier of Louisville, Ky. Also her great-niece, Wendy (Bruce) Grimes and great-nephew, Eric (Yulissa) Currier and their children.

But one of her greatest joys were spending time with Cassie and Preston Stitt. They were the grandchildren she never had and she was like a "Bonus" Grandma to them. She loved them so much.

A heartfelt thanks to Jane and Tom Scott of New Middletown who always visited with Mom and special blessing to Tom who was with my Mom when she passed away. "There is no one with a bigger heart than you Tom. We love you."

She was preceded in death by Bob Fithian in 2004, and her beloved dog, Bailey, who will be buried with her.

Mom will be laid to rest on Monday, Dec. 13, at Canfield East Cemetery, surrounded by loved ones


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  • Created by: slp
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62717138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rejena “Jean” McKinney Fithian (20 Dec 1929–5 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62717138, citing Canfield Village Cemetery, Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by slp (contributor 47196145) .