Jean Spell


NEWTON FALLS — Jean Spell, 86, of Newton Falls, passed away into eternal life on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

Jean was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Petersburg, Ohio, the daughter of the late Rollo and Elizabeth Klit Leippley. Jean had lived in the Newton Falls area and was formerly of Warren.

She married the love of her life, Henry E. Spell Sr., on Jan. 21, 1967, and he passed away after 42 years of marriage on Oct. 8, 2009.

Jean was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, drinking coffee and working around the house.

Memories of Jean will be carried on by her loving family, including her two sons, William Adam Spell of Alliance and Henry (fiancee, Shannon Henricks) Spell Jr. of Alliance; sister, Betty Zigler of Newton Falls; and two granddaughters, Maggie Spell and Alexa Trautwein.

Jean was preceded in death by brothers, Glen, Bill, Robert and Webster; and sisters, Virginia Sidener and Dorothy Leippley.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Calling hours also will be one hour prior to service time,10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov.15, 2016. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband in Newton Falls Cemetery.

Family and friends may view this obituary online and send condolences to

Arrangements are being handled by James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 330-872-5440.

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