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Jean Kaple

November 27, 1929 - December 18, 2020

Burial Date January 4, 2021

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Jean Kaple, 91, formerly of Lima, passed away Dec. 18, 2020, at 3:02 p.m., at Mercy Anderson Hospital, Cincinnati.

She was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Columbus Grove, OH to Orval Ray Bogart and Floy Almeda (Eversole) Bogart, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Thomas Eugene Kaple who preceded her in death on Mar. 10, 2011. Also preceding her in death are her siblings: Harold Bogart, Marie Bourquin, Edyth John, Wanda Dilsaver, Estelle Augsburger, Midge Maxwell, Robert Bogart and Ronnie Bogart.

Surviving are three children: Kim (John) Pellegrini of Lima, and grandchildren, Johnny and Joey; Kay Kaple (Charlie Boswell, “Jean’s best friend for the last 4 years”) of Newport, KY; and Keith (Susan) Kaple of Clayton, NC and grandchildren, Derek and Riley. Also surviving is her sister, Alice Burkholder, of Columbus Grove and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was an amazing seamstress, an excellent cook, and loved her vacations to Michigan with her husband, family, and friends. She was a member of Westside United Methodist Church, liked refinishing furniture, and loved a good garage sale or antique store! A terrific mother, she was very active in PTA, supported all 3 kids with school, was a member of OCCL (Ohio Child Conservation League), and loved attending Keith’s sports. She “worked at home” until her youngest was in high school. Then, until her husband’s retirement, she was the secretary of his business, Tom Kaple, CPA.

Her private funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Jan 4, 2021 at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services. Her service will be live-streamed by visiting the funeral home’s website, www.chiles-lamanfh.com. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome contributions that will be used to honor the CAREGIVERS who work at the last 2 places Jean lived (ATRIA/Ky & ANTHOLOGY/Oh). Over the past 3 years, these “angels on earth” have taken such great care of her. Donations can be sent via:

Venmo @kay-kaple (You will see a pic of me between my niece and nephew at the airport)
Paypal kay@kaple.org (You will see a pic of me in my convertible wearing a plaid shirt and a visor)
Check to Kay Kaple 506 Overton St. Newport, Ky 41071.
Or, if you prefer, contribute to The Encore Theatre in Lima, Ohio. Mom and dad had season tickets and it was always a big deal for them to dress up for date night and meet friends. http://www.amiltellers.org/donate. Please put IN MEMORY OF JEAN KAPLE as a note/memo on any donations.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.


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