Jari Ann Sheese

May 6, 1962 ˜ October 12, 2021

Jari Ann Sheese was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. Jari passed peacefully with her family by her side Oct. 12, 2021, at 59 years old after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
Born May 6, 1962, in Greencastle, IN, Jari was always filled with wonder and curiosity. She attended Indiana University where she studied Spanish, which led her to study abroad in Peru where she found the spark that would one day lead her to her true passion - glass. A prolific glass artist, Jari traveled the world and taught the art of lampworking on four continents. An avid traveler, she traveled to over twenty countries throughout her life, which greatly inspired her art. She also enjoyed hiking and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family and friends.
While lampworking was her life’s greatest work, her life’s greatest love was her family. She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Bianca Dávila and Layli Sheese; her parents, Earl and Marcia Sheese; her siblings, Lori Naanes, Kelly Smith, and David Sheese; and her grandson, Jack Dávila Stinson.
She was vibrant, loving, kind, and full of life.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Ray Hickey Hospice House where Jari spent her final days.
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Published by The Columbian on Nov. 4, 2021.
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I met Jari in a lampworking class 3 years ago. Jari´s beautiful personality and lampwork touched me deeply. I´m so sorry for your great loss. I will miss her greatly. May she Rest In Peace.
Christine Caronna Beard
November 4, 2021
I would love to have gotten to know your mom, Bianca. Lucia always says she was such a wonderful person.
Ann Armstronng
November 4, 2021
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