Lieutenant George Edward Jeffery (1942-2019)


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Lieutenant George Edward Jeffery

George was born June 8, 1942 in Middletown and raised in Franklin.  He attended Franklin High School; where he played varsity football and basketball and graduated in 1960.

Through his teenage years he was employed by Kroger Better Supply.  He then took a position at National Cash Register for eleven years.

George attended Sinclair University for the Law Enforcement Program and joined the Middletown Police Department as a Patrolman during February 1972.  He rose through the ranks of detective and sergeant to lieutenant.  He travelled to London, England for Comparative Study and trained at the American Institute of Polygraph to become a certified Forensic Polygraphist.  He also served as a Shift Commander. Lieutenant Jeffrey retired during April 2006 with 34 years of service to his community.

Lieutenant Jeffery passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 30, 2019, eight days short of his 77th birthday.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Amilda Frisby, and sister, Claudia Fallin.  Lieutenant Jeffery is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joan (Bowman) Jeffery; daughters, Laurie Jeffery, Jennifer (Jay) Dietz, Kristina (Brent) Hughes, Kimberly Selby, Lisa Jarbo; grandchildren, Adam Selby, Abby Selby, Kaylee Hughes, Ava Hughes, Cole Jarbo, Brooke Jarbo, and Jerin Jarbo; and sisters, Jacki Mahlmiester and Sandy Shaver.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Holy Trinity Church at 201 Clark Street.  Internment will immediately follow at Woodside Cemetery.  A celebration of his life will take place at Holy Trinity Church afterwards.

Flowers may be sent to Breitenbach Anderson Funeral in Middletown.


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