Verna “Jane” Ireland-Reusch

Verna “Jane” Ireland-Reusch, 96 of Zanesville, died, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Clay Gardens Place in Zanesville.  She was born Tuesday, April 15, 1924, in Blue Rock, the daughter of John H. Johnson and Verna E. (Finkle) Johnson.


Jane was a dedicated and faithful member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker and worked for years at the Longshore Turkey Farm. She was a very happy, friendly lady who enjoyed being with people. Jane enjoyed sewing, gardening and especially her flowers.


Jane is survived by one daughter: Jane Ireland of Pflugerville, TX; five nieces: Carol & Chuck Morgan of New Concord, Shelba & Leo Riley of Zanesville, Barb Claypool of Zanesville, Sandy Keller of Arkansas and Joyce Brewer of Lancaster; three nephews: Richard Brewer of Cambridge, Roger & Sandy Johnson of Blue Rock and Herbie & Bev Johnson of Iowa.


In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her first husband: William R. Ireland who died May 14, 1990, her second husband: Robert C. Reusch who died August 10, 2016; two brothers and two sisters.


Friends may call from 10:30 AM till 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 128 South 7th Street, Zanesville, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Andrew Wilson officiating. Jane will be laid to rest in the family plot in Duncan Falls Cemetery. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

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