OBITUARY

Beth Denise Jamison

August 3, 1956November 15, 2021

Beth Denise Jamison, age 65, of Springboro, OH; died Monday November 15, 2021 at Kettering Hospital. Beth was born in Dayton, OH on August 3, 1956 to George Daniel and Janice (Wolfe) Jamison.

Beth was a graduate of Fairmont East High School Class of 1975 and Miami University Class of 1979. She was the music teacher/director with Springboro High School for 32 years. She retired in 2016 and returned part-time as the director of music. Beth organized many student bus trips to New York City to provide them the experience of Broadway Music. Through her tenure, she directed 31 amazing musical productions for the Springboro Schools. It was recently said of Beth that she was “kids first in education and student driven”. Beth also owned the Wooly Bully Shop in Springboro for several years.

Beth was preceded in death by her father, Dan Jamison in 1987. She is survived by her mother, Janice Jamison; her two sisters, Julie (Scott) Harben, Dani (Tom) Sonderman; six nieces and nephews, Samantha (Damon), Andrea, Alexa, Kyle, Connor, Kyra; and longtime companion, Jerry Price.

A Private Funeral Service will held at the convenience of the family with Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. 2nd St Franklin, OH.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local animal shelter in Beth's name.

A Celebration of Life to be announced in the near future.

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Becky Love

November 22, 2021

I just found out today about Beth passing on to Glory! We are so sorry for the family’s loss. Sending prayers and love to the family. Beth and I went to college together and roomed together one year. She was a wonderful friend with a contagious smile and became. an amazing teacher and her love for her students was so apparent, She will be dearly missed.

Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you”

Lachelle McCoy

November 22, 2021

I remember Mrs. Jamison as my music teacher from 1981-87 at Harrison Elementary in Hamilton, Ohio. She was my music teacher from kindergarten to sixth grade, I actually still have the music packet that she gave us as an graduation gift. I loved her!❤️

Linda Johnson

November 19, 2021

I’ve only known Beth for about eight years, but feel I knew her longer. I met her at Wooly Bully when I first learned to knit. I didn’t realize she was the owner. She sat down with me and talked , just so welcoming and friendly and a sense of humor. We laughed and I always looked forward to seeing her there. I was fairly new to Springboro, but being there with her and the staff made me feel at home. I will treasure those times, the friends I made and her sweet spirit. You will be missed Beth. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Denise Rineer-Ritner

November 19, 2021

I am so sad to hear of Beth’s passing. My sympathies go out to Jerry and Beth’s family. I don’t think words can express what Beth did for me or what she meant to me. She was a mentor to me and a friend. She truly helped me with my spiritual journey. She was the reason I made it through my toughest years. The Lord led me to Centerville United Methodist church and to the choir group for a reason, I truly believe that reason was Beth. I will see you again one day!

Pete Elliott

November 18, 2021

I remember Beth (and Jerry) from Centerville United Methodist Church in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They welcomed me as a random kid from the community, not officially part of the church, and made a world of difference for me at that time. All these years later, welcoming EVERYONE is important to me, and I'm grateful that Beth showed me what that can look like.

Angela Ashley

November 18, 2021

Thank you for devoting your life to the students that sit in your choir room. There are so many memories that I could share of trips, performances, songs, and conversations. Thank you for creating a community of belonging to those around you. Thank you for sharing your talents and love of music, we all "have been changed FOR GOOD"!!
I will miss you Ms. J!

Phyllis Harover

November 18, 2021

To Jerry and Beth’s family
The Harover family sends prayers to you as Beth makes her celestial transfer. Beth was a close friend and my husband Dick Harover enjoyed working with her side by side. They were so lucky to spend those years together. I know they will make beautiful music in heaven.

Christina Wylie

November 18, 2021

I was deeply upset to learn of Beth’s passing. Indeed the whole week I keep hoping I’d wake up and find it wasn’t true. Beth was a great colleague and friend. She was more than happy to give suggestions when I asked for help with my choirs. And she was always ready to lend any sets, props or costumes for my JH musicals. When I was hospitalized years ago, Beth came to visit with me and brought me a very kind gift. Over the years, my health hasn’t always been good so Beth pitched in several times taking my show choir rehearsals and indeed even directing a concert for me when I ended up in the hospital. When I went through the worst loss of my life, the passing of my sweet husband, Keith, Beth was there in an instant. I wanted her to sing at the funeral but she had bronchitis. So her sweet and loving, Jerry sang. When he sang, it was so moving and I truly felt that I had glimpsed heaven opening up for Keith to enter. I will forever be grateful for Beth, Jerry & Leslie Sharkey and the beautifully moving piece. When I took a medical disability retirement, Beth brought students over to the JH on the day after school got out for the year. They sang several pieces, one being the “Old Irish Blessing.” So I send that song to you now, Beth. I miss you so much! I take comfort that you and many of my friends and loved ones are now making royally beautiful music in heaven.

“ May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

Susan Matsko

November 17, 2021

I was very saddened to learn of Ms. Jamison’s passing. She was a genuinely lovely woman who touched many students’ lives, and mine was just one of those she impacted with her incredible gift of encouraging her students to believe in themselves.

In Jr. High School I was an outgoing student but also a follower and someone who was shy in sharing any talent or vulnerability.

I remember being in Miss Jamison’s Show Choir group and being asked to sing a solo for a holiday performance that I was beyond nervous to take part it. In preparation for the performance, she worked with me at her piano and oftentimes quipped that I was singing “pastel pink” but had it in me to be “royal deep purple” as a comparison to sing louder, courage-up and be bold enough to share any talents given with the world.

This little phrase has stuck with me throughout my adult life. Through job interviews, fundraising speeches, motherhood, even on my wedding day before walking down the aisle, I have thought to myself “harness your ‘royal purple’”, and I am so grateful to Ms. Jamison for giving that to me and sharing her kindness.

The world is a bit duller now that she is no longer in it, but I am so grateful to have been touched by her life and to know everyone in the heavens is singing their “royal deep purple” because she is there.

With love and gratitude,
Susan Matsko (nee Shrader)

Denise Griffith

November 17, 2021

I am so thankful for Beth and her influence in my life. I first met her when she came to be the Choir Director of the Youth Choir at Centerville United Methodist Church and I went on the first tour choir with her and several other tour choirs and once as "assistant director." She was an incredible spiritual influence on me and is part of the reason I am as strong a believer in Jesus as I am. I will miss her but know that I will see her again.

Denise (Richey) Griffith

FROM THE FAMILY