Dr. Daniel L. Jeffers
SHREVE, Ohio — Dr. Daniel L. Jeffers, 69, of Shreve, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at his home. Born March 4, 1938, in Williamstown, Mass., he was the son of Daniel Lewis and Frances Kolbucz Jeffers.
He grew up in Vermont and graduated from Bristol High School in Bristol, Vt.
He was a research agronomist for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Ohio State University in soybean physiology developing field practices to double crop winter wheat and soybeans. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wooster, Ohio, a member of the Toastmaster’s Club, Ducks Unlimited and served a number of years on the Interfaith Housing board of directors and had been chairman of the board.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ricciardi Jeffers, whom he married March 2, 1963; and his children, Rebecca and her husband Rick Havourd of Pinkney, Mich., Dr. Russell and his wife Claudia Dwass Jeffers of Fairfax, Va., Christopher and his wife Andrea Jeffers of Wooster, Ohio, and Sarah Jeffers of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren Rocco and Donato Havourd, Meyer and Paul Jeffers, and Taryn and Brianna Jeffers; a brother, James Jeffers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a sister, Helene Combs of Douglasville, Ga.; and relatives and friends in Addison County, Vermont.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Frances Jones.
Friends were received at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home at 216 E. Larwill Street in Wooster, Ohio, on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Services were held at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Monday, Nov. 12, with Fr. Daniel Reed officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery.
In memory of Dan, plant a tree and turn the garage lights off.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Fund, in memory of Daniel Jeffers c/o Wooster Community Hospital, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or Ducks Unlimited Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.