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Nancy "Mema" L. Jeffries

February 1, 1939 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 81)


Nancy L. "Mema" Jeffries, 81, of Steubenville, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Trinity West ER. She was born February 1, 1939 in Niles, OH. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Genevive Timlin Smith. Also preceding her in death is her husband Benjamin S. Jeffries, Sr.

Nancy was retired from Sears where she was a manager for over 30 years. She was a graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central class of 1957. Mema was known to be an avid sports fan and greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.

Surviving are two sons Benjamin S. Jeffries, Jr. of Houston and Bryan (Ro) Jeffries of Columbus; a daughter  Lori (Joseph) Colabella of Steubenville; grandchildren Logan & Brenton Colabella, Allison (Matt) Watson, Emily (Sam) Bench and Abigail Jeffries; great grandchild Zoey Lee Watson; her aunt Betty (Joe) Mickey.   

The family would like to thank Dr. John Figel, Roseann Trimmer, Dr. Denise Gilman, Trinity Wound Center staff, Elite physical therapy, many dear friends and family members, as well as the staff of the Meadows of Cadiz for their loving care and compassion for their mother.   

Memorial donations can be made in her honor to the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, 3204 Johnson Rd., Steubenville, Ohio 43952 or Triumph of the Cross Church, 200 Rosemont Ave., Steubenville, Ohio 43952.  

Private services were held today and burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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