Jeanine L. Calhoun-Zearfoss passed away on November 13, 2022 at the age of 53 in Salem, Virginia from cancer. She was born July 31, 1969, in Bellaire, Ohio to John G. Calhoun Sr. and Linda K. (Trella) Calhoun. Surviving Jeanine is her husband of 23 years, Christian D. Zearfoss and son, C. Daniel Zearfoss. She had two siblings John G. Calhoun, Jr., and Theresa “Terri” Calhoun Bradshaw, plus a half-sister, Erica Hunter. She also had an uncle named Louis Trella. Jeanine had a host of nieces and nephews, Derek J. Bradshaw, Alex D. Bradshaw, and Katherine B. Bradshaw (Konnor), and Johnathan J. Calhoun, as well as great nieces, Kendall N. Bradshaw and Addilynn R. Roberts. She had many other family members, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, and other nieces and nephews named C. Douglass Zearfoss (Audrey), Lynn E. Harris (Timothy), Joshua, Hannah, Hope, Lily, Liberty, John, Daniel, David, Mary Grace, and Mathew Honor Harris.
Jeanine met her husband, Christian, in 1991 at the American Research Center in Radford, Virginia. Christian loved Jeanine at first sight, but she was not ready to settle down. After a couple years of dating, Jeanine and Christian were married on March 25, 1999 at the Blue Water Restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. She also had a wedding party in Wheeling, West Virginia for the rest of her family. After they were married, they moved to Salem, Virginia and had a son named Daniel. Jeanine spent her life in Salem. She stated to her family that she wanted to return to the Ohio Valley and be buried at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio with her parents and grandparents.
Jeanine began school at St. John’s Grade School in Bellaire and graduated in 1987 from Bellaire High School. She continued her education at Radford University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry in 1991. After her graduation from Radford, she went to Charleston, West Virginia to obtain a certification as a Cytotechnician. She worked for the Lewis Gale Medical Center as a Cytotechnician for many years before working at Blue Mountain Pathology that later became Path Group, where she was a manager until her retirement in 2015. In 1995, she was granted membership into the American Society for Clinical Pathology which she held until she passed in 2022.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Sunday, November 20, from 6-8pm. Private interment at Holly Memorial Gardens.