Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Jane Rider Gompf, 99, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at West View Healthy Living in Wooster.
She was born December 29, 1919 in Massillon, the daughter of Fred and Mary F. Jarvis Rider.   She married Jack Gompf in 1942.   He preceded her in death on July 23, 2011.
Jane graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 1937 and from Miami University in 1941 where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.   She had taught school in Sandusky, Massillon and Wooster.  Jane was a member of the Women ™s Service League, Trowel and Trellis Garden Club and Thursday Bridge.
Surviving are her sons, John (Linda) Gompf of Michigan and Phillip (Carole) Gompf of Maryland; a grandson, Jeff Gompf, a great-granddaughter, Tessa and step grandchildren, Nina and Ian Kirkpatrick.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Gompf in 1997.
There will be no calling hours and private family services will be held at a later date.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wayne Co. Public Library, PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions
Wayne Co. Public Library, PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691

Private family services will be held at a later date

No calling hours


  1. Dear John and Phil,
    So sorry to read of the passing of your mother. She was a “neighborhood Goddess” in my book. Her smile was almost always present…except when we deserved a good scolding…which we got! I loved the way she handled her boys giving you and all of us the freedom to roam and grow in the Miller’s Lake neighborhood. She continued to be lively and smiling for her long life. She will be a model in my memory for how to age gracefully and to live fully. It has been nice to run into you (Phil) occasionally in our boat travels, and hear about you (Floyd) from Jane Horn your Michigan neighbor. Oakley road, the Miller’s Lakes and the Gompf boys hold some of my fondest memories. Peace and blessings to you all.
    Linda (and Dave)Bush

  2. We would like to offer our condolences to both your families on the passing of your mother.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Jane’s passing. Please know I’m thinking of you at this difficult time.


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