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Jeffrey Lynn Rashley




Jeffrey Lynn Rashley, 58, of Fayette, passed from our lives on Nov. 10, 2008 at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center after a year and a half of fighting esophageal cancer.

Jeff was born in Wauseon, on Jan. 17, 1950, the son of Joan (Henricks) Coressel and the late Clifford Rashley. On Nov. 7, 1970, he married Helen Rae Merillat, who survives.

He graduated from Wauseon High School in 1968. He served for the Army National Guard for six years. Jeff was a member of the Wauseon American Legion for 37 years.

He was also a member of the Wauseon Elks for 29 years. He worked for R&S Lines until starting his own dump truck service.

Jeff is also survived by three daughters, Kriss (Curt) Phillips, Fayette, Kalynn (Rick) Schneider, Columbus, and Jenny Rashley, Wauseon; eight grandkids, Kody Rashley, MaKayla, Harley and Sonny Phillips, Fayette, Nate, Zach, Mitch, and Gabbie Schneider, Columbus; mother, Joan Coressel, Coldwater, Mich., stepmother, Pat Rashley, Wauseon; mother-in-law, Nellie Merillat, Archbold; four brothers and three sisters, Tom (Bonnie) Rashley, Manitou Beach, Mich., Kevin Rashley (Bonnie Meyer), Cottonwood Ariz., Scott Coressel, Cottonwood Ariz., Todd Coressel, Paulding, Susan (Lowell) Barbee, Bryan, Deb (Pete) Villalovos, Wauseon, and Beth (Macy) Tschappat, Portage.

Jeff enjoyed sharing his life with his loving wife, daughters and grandkids.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Rashley, stepfather, Bill Coressel, and fatherin law, Ray Merillat.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at Oasis Christian Fellowship in Wauseon, with Pastor Louie Weber officiating.

Friends may call at the Edgar- Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon on Thursday from 2 until 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties, or Oasis Christian Fellowship.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh. com.


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