Jeanne E. Schenk

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, December 2, 1952
Date of Passing: 
Monday, September 13, 2021

WOOSTER – Jeanne E. Schenk, 68, of Wooster passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 2, 1952 in Dover the daughter of Orin and Lois Bowman Swihart.  She married Michael A. Schenk on June 24, 1973.  He survives.

Jeanne was a 1971 graduate of Garaway High School and was the Chief Deputy Bookkeeper for the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas for 30 years and had also worked part time in the Buehler’s Deli.  She was a member of Wooster United Methodist Church.

She loved gardening and mowing and spending time with her family whom she always put first in her life.  Jeanne had a very strong faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Mike, are her children Aaron Schenk of Wadsworth and Seth (Becky) Schenk of Smithville; grandchildren Blake, Shelby and Cheyenne Schenk and Will and Devanne O’Connor; her siblings Carole Douglass of Strasburg, Linda Harding of New Philadelphia and Jim Swihart of Sugarcreek.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law Tami O’Connor.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 3-5:00 p.m.

Private family services will be held.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or to the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 or to the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.


Friday, September 17, 2021 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Private family services



Words fail at times like this. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all of you. I know mom and her are looking down on us together.

Mike,Aaron & Seth- there are no words to express our sadness reading this news. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Jeanne was a special lady with a big heart & beautiful smile. May your memories carry you thru this difficult time. You will all be in our thoughts & prayers!

Jeanne always was smiling. She could light up a room. I was lucky to be at their wedding. I sure wish we would have spent more time together. Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend Friday's services. Chris and Sally Whitemyer

Mike, Aaron, Seth and family
I am so sorry to see of your loss of Jeanne. She was a good neighbor, and my memory is one of her strong love of the boys. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. Although unable to attend visitation Friday, please know my thoughts are with you.

So sorry for ur loss. Jeanne was such a kind and sweet person. So glad she came to Garaway Class of 1971 gathering in February 2020 & we had a chance to catch up. She will be missed by her friends/classmates of Garaway Class of 1971. Will keep ur family in my prayers.


I am so sorry. Jeanne was so kind and smart and such a pleasure to know.

Mike, We are very sorry. Jeanne was a very nice women that will be missed. We will be thinking of the family during these times difficult times.

Mike I am so very sorry to hear this .please know
my heart goes out to you and family..My God give
you comfort during this time...

Mike,Aaron,Seth and family
I am so terribly sorry. Jeanne was such a positive influence on me through Christ Church. Please know that your whole family is on my thoughts and prayers
Cindy (Murray) Linehan

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for all.

Dear Mike & Family: I just found out about Jeanne! I am so shocked and so very sorry! Jeanne was so kind and always had a smile on her face! We worked together at the Courthouse & she was always so sweet & never had a negative word to say about anyone! My heart breaks for you! So sorry~Debbie Wallace-Anshutz

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