Jersey June Poff

July 21, 2012 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 11) 11 Years Old


Jersey June Poff, 11, the beloved daughter of Jody and Alison (Wibbeler) Poff of Saint Marys, died 2:39 P.M. Sunday, September 3, 2023, at Dayton Childrens’ Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Saint Marys, Ohio.

She is survived by her parents; by her siblings Tannar Rutschilling, Morgan Poff, Jada Poff, Roman Poff and River Poff. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents Gary and Christy Wibbeler of Saint Marys; by her maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Dennings of Saint Marys; by her paternal grandparents, Trish and Jerry Steinke of Lebanon, Ohio. She is survived by her nephews Marlin and  Lincoln Doner.


She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Ralph Dennings; her great-grandmother, Joy Donovan; her great-grandfather, Hasroe Ward. 


Jersey was a 5th grade student at Saint Marys Intermediate School. She had many interests and was involved in soccer, competition dance, wrestling, golf, competition dive, performing in plays and watching sports with her Mom. Her hero was Dolly Parton and she loved the band, “Blackberry Smoke”; she was Little Miss Summerfest for 2 years during the pandemic,  and was a best friend to everyone young and old. She had a very strong, steady faith in Jesus Christ and she dreamed of teaching Kindergarten when she grew up. She enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds but her favorite team was the Tennesee Volunteers. Jersey will be remembered for her incredible loving heart and her passion for giving. She was an active member of the Wayne Street Church.


Funeral rites will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Wayne Street Church in Saint Marys, the Reverend Tim Benjamin, officiant. Burial rites will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Thursday at the Wayne Street Church, where memorial gifts may be given to the Saint Marys All Abilities Park Fund. To honor Jersey, her parents are asking everyone to please dress casually, the way she remembered you. Feel free to wear cowboy boots if you have them!

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, is entrusted with Jersey’s funeral arrangements, and condolences and memories may be shared via


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September 7, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wayne Street Church (St. Marys)

September 7, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wayne Street Church (St. Marys)

Funeral Rites
September 8, 2023

10:00 AM
Wayne Street Church (St. Marys)


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