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Jerry Melvin Javens, 80, of Hammondsville, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at his sons residence.

Jerry was born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 27, 1936 to the late Melvin L. and Martha E. (Smith) Javens.

Jerry was a retired construction worker from Local #833, New Brighton, Pennsylvania and he enjoyed stock car racing.

He is survived by his sons, Jerry LeRoy Javens, of Mount Gilead, William Javens, of Hammondsville; his daughters, Diana Javens, and Brenda Palmer, of East Liverpool; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert Javens and his sisters, Betty Carbaugh, Shirley Stollings, Carolyn Gordan, Mary Daniels, Juanita Knauber, and Debbie Lai.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret (Haga) Javens, and brothers, Harry L. Javens, John T. Javens, Kenneth Javens, Walter Javens, George Javens.

Friends may call Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memorial Gardens, Crestline.

The Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jerry Javens.

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