Jeffrey Root

Jeffrey M. Root, 22, of Coolville, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Ohio State University Hospital.

He was born Sept. 5, 1991, in Marietta, Ohio, son of Robert Root of Coolville, Ohio and Traci (Ralph) Shumar of Belpre, Ohio.

Jeffrey was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was the life of every party.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Evon Root of Belpre; his paternal grandpa, Bob Root of Coolville; maternal grandparents, Kristin Stewart and Larry and Sandy Rooks; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandma, Rosemary Root; maternal great-grandma, Helen Stewart; his great-grandparents, Jessie and Ernestine Rooks; and great-grandpa, Paul Stewart.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with Pastor George Horner officiating. He will be laid to rest at a later date in the Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

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