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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Edith Alice Jereb (nee Entz)

4/14/1933 - 9/01/2023

Edith Alice Jereb (nee Entz), age 90 of San Antonio, Texas, passed away September 1st, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born April 14, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, the eldest of three daughters. In 1953, she married William A. H. Jereb.

She was a 1952 graduate of Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby, Ohio. She obtained an AA degree at Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio, 1974; a BS at Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio, 1979 and an MA with honors from Incarnate Word College, San Antonio, TX, 1986.

She moved from Ohio to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982 and to San Antonio, Texas in 1984. She worked as a model, real estate agent, bookkeeper and library assistant. After receiving her MA, she worked as an elementary teacher, a special education teacher and an educational diagnostician in the San Antonio and Crosby, Texas schools, retired in 1999.

She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for 19 years and a member of the Order of St. Luke’s healing ministry. She then served as a lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church where she attended since 2003.

Since retirement, she enjoyed being with friends and family, playing games, home projects and gardening.

Edith Alice was the loving wife of the late William Jereb; beloved mother of Theodore (Lori) Jereb in Houston, TX, Jonathan (Zoila) Jereb of Liberty Hills, TX,  Wendy (Tom) Poe Calvin of Delray Beach, FL, Julianne (Steven) Hales of Phoenix, AZ; cherished grandmother of Victoria (Michael) Sawdon, George  Jereb, Alexandra Jereb and Anna Jereb; great grandmother of Lukas Hernandez; daughter of the late Theodore Entz Jr. and Dorothy (George) Walker; sister of Julianne Bitner and the late Adele (Art) Noyes; aunt of many.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville OH 44077. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to The Humane Society (www.humanesociety.org) or Food for the Poor (www.foodforthepoor.org).

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, September 15th at 11:00 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 510 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

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  1. I just soaked in the pictorial tribute to Edith Alice and her loving family. She was a beautiful woman, inside…..and obviously outside. She and I met through our church,The Chapel, in 1979 and have been friends ever since. We were each other’s “sounding boards” in the midst of the respective dramas of our lives. She lived only two blocks away and I remember helping her pack up her home in Mayfield Hts., Ohio, while we were glued to the TV to watch Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. Too bad it wasn’t the fairy tale union we all thought it was then. This was July, 1981, and Edith Alice was moving to Tulsa and I would sorely miss her. We remained telephone friends and occasional visitors throughout the years. We had a mutual love of ice cream, but way more significant was our love of Jesus, who secured our eternal life with Him forever. Thus, with her passing, I look forward to seeing her in glory, where there will be no more tears or crying. What a homecoming that will be!


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