Jean E. Provonsha


Jean E. Provonsha, 94, of Erie, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at home. She was born on  October 25, 1922 to Stanley and Mildred (Schlicker) Prentiss.

Jean was employed as head cashier at J.C. Penny before retiring in 1979. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. She was also involved with American Prisoners of War, Ohio where she held many positions including secretary and treasurer. Jean loved playing golf with her husband and traveling.

Her memory lives on through her husband of 43 years, William W. Provonsha;  son, Thomas (Lynne) McClure; daughter, Joyce (William) Frey; step-son, William J. (Rita) Provonsha; step-daughters, Patricia (Bill) Maxwell and Lori (Todd) Hauenstein; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert McClure; and sister, Marilyn Cassin.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017  from 5 until 8 pm at the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. A memorial service will begin on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11 am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4703 Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611. Pastor Cindy Getzinger will be officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Messiah Lutheran Church or ProMedica Hospice

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

  Memorial Visitation

Join us on August 26th, 2017 from 10am - 11am

Messiah Lutheran Church 4703 Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611

  Memorial Service

Join us on August 26th, 2017 at 11am

Messiah Lutheran Church 4703 Summit St., Toledo, OH 43611

Pastor Cindy Getzinger will officiate.

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John Connors

Dear Mr Provonsha,

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences, to you and your family, for the loss of your wife Jean.

I am very greatful to have been able to meet the both of you when I came to visit last year.

Deepest sympathy,
John Connors (Lefty's son)

 Posted August 27, 2017 - 11:15am
Marilyn Lodge

Tom and Lynne:

Thinking of you & your family and want to express my sincere sympathy in the loss of Tom's mother.

 Posted August 25, 2017 - 2:21pm

As you gather to remember Jean's life legacy, may our God of comfort, Jesus, hold you all in the palm of His hand. Although she is now alive and well in her new home of Heaven, she surely will not be forgotten by all who knew her. We have had a firm foundation through the different seasons of life and we thoughtfully share. 'And He will raise you up on eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn; make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of His hand'.

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 5:09pm
Chuck & Sue Thayer

Tom and Lynne,
We are keeping you and your family in our prayers at this tender time. May it comfort you and your family to share good memories, be with caring friends, and know the loving care of our Lord.

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 2:20pm

Dear family of Jean,
I am very sorry for your loss, in times of loss it can truly be hard to find any kind of comfort. But we can lean on friends and our heavenly father in these times. Our heavenly father can help us, at 1Peter 5:7 tells us "while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you". He promises as well as to get rid of all the suffering and pain we are in permanently at Revelation 21:4. As well as we will get to see our loved ones again by the resurrection hope. (John 5:28,29) if you have questions of why we suffer and why we lose our loved ones, as well as what really is Gods purpose for us feel free to look up

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Another source of inspiration, hope and encouragement that we have used through the different seasons of life.

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 5:12pm
Ron Hauser

So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. My sympathy, Ron Hauser

 Posted August 24, 2017 - 1:24pm

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