Jodi R. Fanello

Jodi R. Fanello, 50, of Galion, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at her home after a 4 ½ year battle with cancer.

Jodi was born in Willard on November 13, 1963 to James Payne and Mary (Minniear) Houser.

She recently moved to Galion from Kentucky and had been employed as a Registered Nurse. Jodi loved her job and enjoyed taking care of people. Jodi was proud of her granddaughter, Brooklyn and enjoyed “spoiling her rotten”. She loved her horses and two great Danes.

She is survived by her son, Adam Knopsnider of Columbus; her daughter, Tara Knopsnider and her fiancé, Derek Moore of Galion; her granddaughter, Brooklyn Blaising; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Bill Houser of Plymouth; her father, James Payne of Willard; her two sisters, Brenda and Bud Howard of Mansfield, and Patti Reinhart of Plymouth; her brother, Doug and Carrie Houser of Ontario; her fiancé, Chris Kilby of Bloomfield, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Friends may call Friday, April 18, 2014 from 1:00–3:00 PM at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM Friday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Home Health and Hospice, Galion or Louisville Baptist Health in care of the funeral home.

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