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David F. Jeffers
David F. JeffersFlagDavid F. Jeffers, 69 of Marion, loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and went to be with him on February 23, 2021 at his home, following a 20-year battle with Parkinsonís/Lewy Body Dementia.

He grew up as a member of the Green Camp Baptist Church, he later became a member of the LaRue Baptist Church and attended until he joined the service. After he returned from the service, he attended the Calvary Baptist Church for a short time.

He joined the Army at the age of 34, served seven years and was awarded numerous medals and badges during this time.

He was a 1970 graduate of the Elgin High School. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns and hated when the professional teams began kneeling during the National Anthem. He loved umpiring and it was the one thing he had always wished he had pursued professionally. He loved his days of growing up in Green Camp and all the backyard games of baseball and football and could talk for hours with his brother Dan reminiscing of their childhood days. He also loved playing basketball at the Green Camp Elementary gym on Sunday afternoons.

He loved taking road trips with his wife Janice. He never knew or cared where he was going, he just loved riding. He loved his family, his wonderful Aunt Kitty, all his nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

His beautiful eyes, sweet smile and wonderful sense of humor will be missed. We will mourn his departure from us but will be comforted knowing he is now in his forever home with Jesus Christ. No more pain and no more suffering for the victory has been won due to the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for us.

He was born May 26, 1951 in Marion to the late Floyd and Eleanor (Kempton) Jeffers.
Surviving is his wife: Janice (Greene) Jeffers, they were married February 2, 1974 at the Green Camp Baptist Church. Also surviving are their sons: David Scott (Rini) Jeffers of Vermillion and Frederick Ryan Jeffers of Delaware
Grandchildren: Carter and Charlie Belle Jeffers
Siblings: Dan (Nancy) Jeffers of LaRue and Debbie (Richard) Robinson of Irwin
Many nieces and nephews and extended family

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 27, 2021 at 12 noon at the LaRue Baptist Church, Pastor Tim Pasma will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
There will be Military Honors conducted by the Marion Area United Veterans Council. Burial will follow in the LaRue Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimerís Assn and The Parkinsonís Foundation

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

Directions to LaRue Cemetery

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#1 from: Bill & LuAnn Ragle
†Cedarville, Ohio
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:51 PM

So many good memories of Dave and BYF. He was a gentle heart, and kind soul who loved Jesus. Grateful that we will see him again! Praying for all of your family, Janice. Sending love and hugs.

#2 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 7:05 PM

With my sincere sympathy to the family.  Always treasure your fond memories.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Librarian 1965-1995.

#3 from: Ruth Banner
Westerville Ohio
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:12 PM

Janice you are very special, you gave  everything to him. Memories are so great of the times spent together. Praying for you.
Aunt Ruthie

#4 from: Cheryl Bond Kandel
Delaware, Ohio
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:44 PM

So many memories growing up with you and Dave. Green Camp and our BYF was my whole childhood. Dave is with our heavenly father now. Thoughts, love and prayers to Janice and family.

#5 from: Terry Weston
1910 Sandy Ct., Mansfield, OH 44904
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 9:50 AM

Great memories from Green Camp, the church, youth activities, playing baseball and football in yards, and basketball in the gym.
Nothing better during this life than knowing Jesus as Savior and One who controls our life. A great promise that God gives in life with Him after this one.

#6 from: Cynthia Scherdt
Ypsilanti, Mi
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM

So sorry to hear about Dave. With growing up with him in Green Camp, the Baptist Church, 8Teens singing group and BYF I knew him quite well when I was younger.
Prayers to Janice and all the family.  
One thing we do know he is no longer suffering and has gone home to be with his Savior.

#7 from: Marvin and Sandra  Guider
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:09 PM

Debbie and family: We are so sorry to hear of your Brotherís passing. May you be comforted by your sweet memories and knowing that he is in the arms of our Father in Heaven.🙏

#8 from: Kevin and Susan Wagner
Baltimore Ohio
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:52 PM

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Susan Wagner

#9 from: Judy Smith Kirkpatrick
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:07 PM

To the family of David,

Offering sympathy for the loss of David. My brothers and I grew up in Green Camp just up the street from David. We all have the same fond memories of growing up together back in the day in Green Camp. Prayers for each of you🙏🏻

#10 from: Nancy Dave Lashey
Middletown, DE
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:14 PM

I am very sorry to hear of Daveís passing.  He was a fine man and a good friend and classmate.  I enjoyed having his son, Dave, in Health Tech.  Love and prayers to and for you all.

#11 from: Jodi Weber (Greene)
Pensacola, FL
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:47 PM

Uncle Dave, you will forever be in our hearts and missed.

#12 from: Amy Brown
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Prayers to the Jeffers Family.  

#13 from: Dick Roux
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 7:34 PM

I remember Dave as a kind and generous classmate. Yes it's not fair to lose a loved one but they do have a greater purpose. He will always be taking care of his family. God bless you all! 🙏

#14 from: Brian E. Napper
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:57 PM

I hope GOD will comfort you during this time.

#15 from: Suzy Wall
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 6:39 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you Debbie and family. Growing up as neighbors in are small town and in the Baptist Church was special days. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.             Jeff & Suzy (Wilson) Wall

#16 from: Laura Ann Joseph
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 7:25 AM

He was a terrific brother-in-law and I always thought of him as one of my best friends.  May he rest in peace.

#17 from: Judy Hempy White
10870 Askins Rd. Marysville
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 8:52 AM

Janice, prayers to you and your family! We have lost touch! That is not a good thing! But I send love and good thoughts to you and family! Love and miss you!

#18 from: Annie Ralph
Delaware Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 10:52 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to the entire family.🙏🙏🙏✝️

#19 from: Joe and Kathy Rice
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:15 PM

Janice, Debbie, Dan, and families, Hugs to you and prayers for you as you go through this difficult journey. Treasure your memories of Dave. How wonderful it will be to reunite with him again one day in a place where there is no more pain or suffering.

#20 from: Lindsay Wirth & Family
Dublin, OH
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Janice, sending my condolences. I know from our conversations at work that the years have been challenging. You are a blessing to this world, and I know your sweet husband is now pain free and has met our Savior, Jesus Christ. Sending hugs and love your way.

-The Wirth Family

#21 from: Deb Rush
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Janice and family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the beautiful memories you made together live in your hearts and minds forever!

#22 from: RD Bowling
Cardington, OH
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 6:40 AM

To David's family and many friends ....May the Peace of God that passes all understanding be with each of you through this time of great loss, and may His Love and Mercy comfort you.

#23 from: Mike & Paula Jenner
New Bloomington, Ohio
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 8:27 AM

I have so many good memories of David at Elgin and playing basketball with him on Sun. afternoons at Green Camp. The best memory was when I told him I had been Born Again several years ago. He had a big smile on his face. He was a walking testimony for Jesus Christ. Now he is with Him. FOREVER!! No more pain. Dan, we are praying for you and all the family.

#24 from: Paul & Julie Derry
Clermont, FL
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM

So many memories with you & Dave in Green Camp! We grieve with you in your loss and at the same time rejoice that Dave is with our Savior. Know that our prayers are with you today!

#25 from: Charlene Flint
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 12:34 PM

Sweet Janice and family,
My heart aches for you as you grieve the loss of dear Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in those ahead. May sweet memories and the love of your family and friends be a comfort to you.

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