James H. ‘Jim’ Mong

Columbiana — James “Jim” Harold Mong was born August 31st, 1946 in Blue Ridge, Georgia and died on March 8th, 2021 at his home in Columbiana, Ohio. He was a graduate of East Palestine High School, attended The Ohio State University and Pittsburgh School of Mortuary Science. He worked alongside George Seederly and later Mark Beck, operating Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Homes until his retirement in 1998. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Mong, mother, Lela Mong Covert, and sister, Brenda Mong Dolan. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janet Gregg Mong, two children, Daniel Mong (Kandis) of Moreland, Georgia and Angie Mong Haustein (Hans) of North Little Rock, Arkansas and three grandchildren, Reagan and Brody Mong and Paul Haustein. He also leaves behind four siblings, Joseph Mong of Salem, Ohio, Ken Mong of St Augustine, Florida, Linda Edwards (Dave) of Kenley, North Carolina, and Sam Mong (Kim) of Salem, Ohio, and 22 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was an active member of the community by serving in Columbiana Jaycee’s, Beaver Township Ruritan, South Range Booster Club, as well as coaching little league baseball. He donated his time to community building projects and hurricane and tornado response teams. Jim’s greatest joy was being with his wife, Janet, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 at the Columbiana Church of Christ (191 East State Rt 14) on Friday March 12th. There will be a private funeral service on Saturday with burial to follow at Columbiana Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that material tributes may be made to The Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team, 9285 S. State Route 202, Tipp City, Ohio 45371

Due to Covid 19, social distancing and mask protocol will be observed. Arrangements were made by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana. Sign the register and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com