Jessica Marie Dearth

By | December 9, 2016

Jessica Marie Dearth, age 28, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. She was born Dec. 14, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio to Gregory Steele and Amelia Hobbs.

Jessica loved her family and friends, and would do anything for anyone. She enjoyed photography, traveling to Tennessee, and shopping. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother.

Jessica is survived by her husband, Joshua Dearth of Jackson, Ohio; daughters: Kaya Tripp, Kyleigh Tripp, and Paisley Dearth; sons, Kaden Tripp and Evan Dearth; mother, Amelia Hobbs of Jackson, Ohio; father, Gregory Steele of Perry County; grandmother, Rosemarie McKinniss of Columbus, Ohio; sisters: Amanda Goheen of Jackson, Ohio, Rebecca Goheen of Jackson, Ohio, and Destiny Hobbs of Jackson, Ohio; two brothers: Jared Keplar of Jackson, Ohio and Dominick Steele of Columbus, Ohio; and brothers-in-law, Brandon Dearth of Jackson, Ohio and Steven Dearth of Jackson, Ohio; sister-in-law, Nashanda Dearth of Jackson, Ohio; father and mother-in-law, Eric and Susan Dearth of Jackson, Ohio; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, William Steele and Charles McKinniss; and her brother, Tyler Steele Craft.

Viewing will be held on Monday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson and again on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be sent to