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Jill H. Doan


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DOAN, Jill H., 68, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 in SOIN Medical Center. She was born September 17, 1951 in Springfield, the daughter of the late Jack L. and Janet L. (Jones) House. Jill was a graduate of Shawnee High School, Miami University and received her Masters from Wright State University. She was a health and physical education teacher at Shawnee High School for 35 years. Jill was a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church. She is survived by a daughter, Bailey E. Doan, Springfield; three siblings, Bart House, Brian & Kathy House, and Eric House, many generous brothers and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Jill’s friends and family will miss her love of color and style, her wit, and her intense compassion. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael L. Doan in 2007 and a sister, Lisa J. House. Due to CDC guidelines a Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be buried in Ferncliff Cemetery alongside her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul. The family is being served by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.

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I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My prayers are with the loving family who has been left with a huge void in their hearts and lives. I remember her from Shawnee....she was tough but caring but oh what a contagious smile and sense of humor😄💝. Rest in Peace Jill!

- Tammy Olinger, Saturday April 25th, 2020

Bailey, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Your Mom, Dave and I would always have a great time chatting and visiting whenever we ran into each other or walked by and saw her. It always seemed like we'd never missed time at all because it was just your Mom's way. I'm glad to have known her. I know you have family but if you need anything let us know. Take care. All our love.

- Kitty and Dave Smith, Katrina and Christiana, Friday April 24th, 2020

Bailey and Brian, We are so sorry to have learned about Jill. She was always so sweet and happy. I enjoyed sitting with her at different games. She and your dad were great people. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Denise & Bob Kneisley

- Denise & Bob Kneisley , Friday April 24th, 2020

Bailey, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I worked with your Dad at the Fire Department, and met your Mom through your Dad, she always seemed so happy, and fun loving. She had both of our Daughters at Shawnee for PE. they enjoyed her as well. We are sending comforting thoughts and prayers to you, and ask that you share them with your Family.

- Dale and Sheila Warfel, Thursday April 23rd, 2020

Bailey - I will always remember what your mother did for a string student of mine when the student was enrolled in your mother's freshman P. E. class. The girl needed a friend and Jill took it on. I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you in the days and weeks ahead.

- Evalind Pickering, Thursday April 23rd, 2020

I’m so sorry that Jill was taken at such a young age. May she Rest In Peace.

- Judy, Thursday April 23rd, 2020

My condolences on the loss of Jill. I knew Jill and Mike from the old days at the Springfield Kiwanis Club. They were such good people. They left their mark on Springfield; and they both will be missed.

- Judge Carey, Thursday April 23rd, 2020

Dear Bailey, Bart, Brian and Eric, I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. We attended Shawnee HS together and participated in many sports together. Jill was always such a happy and optimistic person. My children attended Shawnee and liked her so much as a PE teacher because she was so kind. My prayers are with you at this time. I pray you will find comfort in the fond memories that others share about Jill.

- Holly Holzworth Harford, Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

To all of the family I extend prayers for comfort+support.Hold right to the many wonderful+happy memories.Blessings to all. Kim Williamson

- Kim Williamson, Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Bailey, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I wish I could give you a big hug. I will miss her for her wit, creative designing, and caring of people. We will all miss her deeply.

- Diane Van Hook, Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

Bill and I are so saddened by her passing. She and your Dad were great friends of ours. She was truly one of my best friends in high school as well. Please stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love, Jean

- Jean Moore, Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

I'm so sorry Bailey. No words can express, and I cant imagine your pain. I am here if you need anything or just want to come over and watch an old movie. Take care.

- Michele Shotts, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Had her as a gym teacher. Was a nice person.

- B.Kitchen, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

My condolences. Love ❤️ to your family

- Ceci Greenwalt, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I recall many memories at Shawnee involving Mrs. Doan. I am so very sorry for your loss.

- Tracey Tackett, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

So sorry had her as teacher prayers and thoughts for you and your family

- Teresa Wise, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I am so very sorry for the loss of this dear bubbly gal! Remember her from years ago at Reid. Always smiling! God will be blessed by her! 💕💕

- Vickie Dailey Tooker, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I knew Jill in high school! She was was my sister, Donna Rigsby Van Horn’s graduating class of 1969.. I had the pleasure of seeing Jill while she was still out and about. Always a smile and always a warm-hearted person. She will be missed. My condolences to her family and loved ones.

- Nancy Rigsby, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Sorry for your loss Bailey, my thoughts and prayers for you.

- Melissa Tuttle , Tuesday April 21st, 2020

my deepest condolences,,,, I remember when she lived on 41 just before you get to Reid school,,,, we went to the same school for a while and I remember her being so nice and thoughtful to people

- Sally Cryder Wells, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I know you are not familiar with me Bailey, but your dad was a customer of mine at Springfield Federal when it was downtown. When I was pregnant in 86 I asked if we could borrow your name. That is how my Bailee got her name. You then played soccer together later on. I am so sorry for the loss of both of your parents. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

- Lydia Johnson, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Deepest sympathies and prayers for her family. She was my high school gym teacher and she worked with our softball team. She was always dedicated to her students.

- Karen (Slaughter) Holstein, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

We send our sincere condolences, Bailey. We have many fond memories of your mom, and will keep you in our hearts.

- The Bruggers, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Jill will definitely be missed. Jill was one reason I became a Health and Physical Education teacher myself. She was an awesome cheerleading coach, and mentor. May your hearts know she is in a better place.

- Gail Bedingfield Rich, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

So sorry to learn of Jill's passing, condolences.

- Kim and Dave Marshall, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bailey, Praying for comfort in your mourning and joy in your memories. She was a lovely person.

- Linda Augustus, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Jill's passing, she was a wonderful neighbor for over 22 years. If you need anything Bailey, you know we are here for you.

- Kris and Mitch Smith, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bailey, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I truly enjoyed having her as a colleague and she could always make me smile. She was so proud of you! Thinking of you

- Kelly (Sallot)Wyen, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bailey, My condolences to you! She was a sweet lady to work with at Shawnee High School. Sending prayers! Love, Julie Rower

- Julie Rower, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Oh, Bailey, I’m so sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in the knowledge that your mom was loved by many. I smile when I think of stories involving your mom! Now her difficulties are over. I’m hoping that she’s wrapped in the angel’s arms, studiously creating a new color name for their wings!

- Kathy Botti Amling, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

She was a wonderful gym teacher. I always looked forward to her class

- Karlene Johnson , Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bailey, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She loved you with all her heart; I hope you can take some comfort in your memories. My memories of your mother just make me smile! She was loved and will be missed by many.

- Phyllis (Collins) McCrory, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jill's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

- Traci Swartzbaugh Wehlau, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Bailey, I am sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I just opened my work email. My wife, Nancy and I are sending our condolences and deepest sympathy. I know you will miss your mom but you know that she is in a better place. We will keep you and your mom in our prayers. God bless.

- Garry Florea, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Stunned by this news. Have many fond memories of our friendship that began as 1st graders at Reid School and continued through high school. Although our paths went different directions after high school, when our paths did cross, there were always warm memories and a comfort level built on those becoming adults at the same time. Jill, you touched many people in positive ways and you will remain a presence in their lives. Love and Peace.

- Stacey Pavlatos, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I am so sorry and sad to hear of Jill’s passing. I always enjoyed our conversations, with her wit and sense of humor. I will always remember her laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you. (May God hold you in his arms my friend.)

- Leslie Kunkle, Tuesday April 21st, 2020

Very sorry for your loss, Bailey. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏

- Mary Lu Moss , Tuesday April 21st, 2020

I’m so very sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. Under different circumstances I’d surely be with you all to share stories. You’ll all be in my thoughts and prayers.

- Mindy Seymour, Monday April 20th, 2020

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