April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:00AM Westville United Methodist Church
Monday, April 16, 2012 2-4pm & 6-8pm
Olajeane Kathleen Stradling Faulkner, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, left home on earth to be with God in Heaven on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Meeting her at the gates along with our blessed Savior, Jesus Christ was her husband Richard and her mother, Sylvia, as well as many family members and friends that have gone before.
Jeanie was born April 21, 1931 in St. Paris, Ohio and was a 1949 graduate of St. Paris High School. She married Richard J. Faulkner February 8, 1951.
She was a faithful member of the Westville United Methodist Church, the Westville United Methodist Women and the Joy Sunday School Class. She served others in many ways and never wanted recognition – very behind the scenes and a humble type of person. She had a card ministry, which she spent many hours crafting cards for all occasions. She sent many cards to people she didn’t even know, when she heard they had a need and wanted to brighten their day. Each grandchild received a special card of pictures and memories of the past year, including verses at birthday time. Her trademark always found on the back of each card was ”To God Be The Glory OKF and the date”. Jeanie enjoyed making creative cakes; Birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, showers or any celebration or cause, just because of her love for others. Whatever the reason if you asked for a cake she rarely said no. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden and yard and creating the many table decorations and displays for her church.
She is survived by her children, Toni L. (Jerry) Cain of Springfield, Lenny D. (Zoe E.) Faulkner of Urbana and Trixi L. (Steve Short) Myers of Springfield; her grandchildren, Rosanne (Jeff) McCollister, Luke (Eryn) Smith, Andrew (Tonya) Smith and Amanda (Will) Speakman, Allen and Ashley Cain, Kirby (Stephen) Rader, Kelsey and Shelby Faulkner and Mandy (Brian) Vincent, Makala and Tanner Myers; great grandchildren, Matthew, Marissa, Macy and Megan McCollister, Ried and Rennen Smith, Drew and Valerie Smith, Blake Speakman and Rachel Vincent; her sisters, Mildred Heath of Kettering and Diana (Melvin) Perdue of St. Paris; her brothers, Warren (Faye) Stradling of Mechanicsburg and Ralph (Doris) Stradling of St. Paris; sister-in-law, Sue Stradling of St. Paris and several brother-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sylvia (Grube) and Warren Timothy Stradling, her husband, Richard J. Faulkner and her brothers, James Scoby, Dana and Ronald Stradling.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the Westville United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Glover and Rev. Dr. Peter Bellini officiating; where friends may call one hour prior.
Burial will take place in Nettlecreek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westville United Methodist Church, 76 N. 560, Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.