Jean Esther (Houck) Neighbarger NEWARK: Jean Esther Neighbarger, 83, of Newark, passed away suddenly on October 14, 2016. She was born November 27, 1932 in Gambier to the late Homer and Ruth (Sesser) Houck. Jean was a 1950 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She was a member of Knox County Fish and Game Association, Centerburg Conservation Club and the Archaeological Society of Ohio Jean was always a hard worker, enjoyed the farm, her flowers, wildlife, fishing, attending fairs & festivals, and time with family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gail Neighbarger, son, Daniel Neighbarger of Newark, daughters, Cheryl Smoke of Vero Beach, FL, Rhonda (Steve) Goldenberg of Newark, sister, Elinor Stauffer, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Howard Houck, sisters, Mildred Davis and Maxine Page and step-sister, Elaine Fisher. Family will welcome friends from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main Street, Utica. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Utica Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 147, Utica, OH, 43080-0147 or Homer Fire Department, P.O. Box 8, Homer, OH 43027-0008. To sign an online guestbook please visit www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com .
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