Jeanette Clarisa (Niedenthal) Scanlon

January 13, 1934 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 86)


Jeanette Clarisa Scanlon (nee Niedenthal), passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Jeanette was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George Scanlon. Jeanette is survived by many nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends. Jeanette was the only child of Albert and Martha Niedenthal (nee Biltz). Jeanette was born January 13, 1934 in Batesville, Indiana. She graduated from Batesville High School, and worked as a secretary at Harshaw Chemical Company, where she met the love of her life, George Scanlon. Jeanette and George were married at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, Indiana on July 27, 1957. Their long marriage was a partnership made in Heaven. They shared interests in golf, visits to the Outer Banks, and shore fishing. George and Jeanette also shared a love of sports. Jeanette was a staunch Cincinnati Reds fan, and George was an avid Xavier basketball fan. Later in life they co-owned the gift store, Rosebud Junction, in Metamora, Indiana. Jeanette’s many talents included gardening, flower arranging, and community service. Jeanette won many awards for her arrangements at the Hamilton County Fair and served as judge for many gardening contests. Jeanette served as President of Federated Garden Clubs of Cincinnati and Vicinity from 1986-1988. Under Jeanette’s presidency, the committee planted many bulbs in the Taft Museum garden, and also planted Red Jade Crabapple trees at Sawyer Point. Jeanette was president of Finneytown Garden Club from 1982-1984, and 2009-2010, and was involved in Springfield Township Beautification. Jeanette was chairperson for the fundraising and renovation of the Reading Garden at the Downtown branch of the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library. Jeanette was honored with a dedication ceremony in 2012 for her contribution with the Reading Garden and biannual decorating of the Downtown library branch. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Somerset, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Somerset, Ohio, or The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, or Bayley Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is in charge of local arrangements.

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Graveside Service
October 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
228 S. Columbus St.
Somerset, Ohio 43783

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