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Honored and privileged to serve more than 60 Ohio counties.

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark and Washington Counties

Administrative Office

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Administrative Office

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice | Cincinnati

Administrative Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Ohio's Hospice | Dayton

Serving: Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler, Warren and Hamilton Counties

Inpatient Care Center

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Administrative Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice | Franklin/Middletown

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

Inpatient Care Center

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice | Marysville

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

Administrative Office

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice | Middleburg Heights

Administrative Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Ohio's Hospice | Mt. Gilead

Serving: Morrow County

Administrative Office

228 South St.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice | Newark

Serving: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Franklin, Fairfield, Perry and Hocking Counties

Administrative Office

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice at
Licking Memorial Hospital

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice | Columbus

Ohio's Hospice at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice | New Philadelphia

Serving: Tuscarawas, Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes Counties

Inpatient Care Center

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330.343.7605

Ohio's Hospice | Springfield

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

Administrative Office

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice | Troy

Serving: Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties

Inpatient Care Center

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice | Washington Court House

Serving: Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Highland, Pike, Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties

Administrative Office

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice | Wilmington

Serving: Clinton County

Administrative Office

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Hospice | Wooster

Serving: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties

Inpatient Care Center

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Volunteer Tear Cloth Program Helps Grieving Family Celebrate Wedding

Through the expertise of its nurses and the kindness of its volunteers, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton had the privilege of providing compassionate care to one of its patients, Jerry Edward Kincer. 

When Kincer entered hospice care at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, nurses Brenna Ullery and Cynthia Bryant were able to monitor his care to ensure comfort and peace around the clock until his passing. In Kincer’s final hours, one of the nurses used a special cloth to wipe away his tears and placed them in a bag that was shared with his great-granddaughter, Haley DePoy. This cloth is called a tear cloth. 

A few days, up to minutes before death, a tear may form in the eyes of a person who is passing away. This tear is significant in that the patient may not be able to talk, and this final tear is a way of saying goodbye, not the emotional crying that comes from both eyes.  

The tear is gently collected onto the white cloth and kept by the family after the patient has died. The family has the tear cloth as a memorial. It can be used for special occasions, such as religious ceremonies, weddings or graduations.  

Upon receiving the tear cloth from Kincer’s nurse, DePoy decided her upcoming wedding would be the perfect moment to have her great-grandfather with her on her special day. She used the cloth to wrap around her bouquet. “I wrapped the cloth around the bouquet that I walked down the aisle with the next day,” DePoy said. “It’s now framed in my living room next to my favorite photo of my great-grandfather and me.” 

Kincer was a U.S. Army veteran, who had settled in Dayton after serving the nation. His great-granddaughter remembers him well. “Anyone who knew him knew how much he loved animals, and of course, his wife, Marlene Kincer,” DePoy said. “He was the biggest ball of sunshine and would have been the sweetest person you’d ever met if you’d had the chance.” 

DePoy’s experience with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton did not just end with her great-grandfather’s care. In fact, it had just started. After seeing firsthand how the nurses treat each patient with superior care and superior services, she was inspired to join the mission and now is a part of the staff at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serving as a patient services coordinator.  

“I started working for Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in October of 2021, just a few months after my great-grandfather’s passing. Our experience with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is what led me here,” DePoy said. “My family and I were in absolute awe with how well we were treated alongside my great-grandfather. The passion that lives in those nurses’ hearts is unmatched.” 

The tear cloth program was started by volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County in the early 1990s. Over time, the program has become a part of patient care at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Last year, Ohio’s Hospice volunteers made more than 1,900 tear cloths. 

“The ability to have a moment in time of such significance through this tear cloth is something the families can cherish,” said Amy LeVan, director of volunteer services at Ohio’s Hospice. “This program is a testament to the fact that our organization goes above and beyond to make every moment — and tear  matter.” 

Ohio’s Hospice is thankful for both the nursing teams and volunteers that helped make this possible. To learn more about joining the mission of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, please visit for more information. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit for more information. 

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, is a not-for-profit hospice provider. Since 1978, it has served patients and families in the Dayton region in their homes, extended care and assisted living facilities, and the Hospice House location in Dayton. Grief support services are available to the entire community through the Pathways of Hope Grief Counseling Center. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton serves more than 1,000 patients and families daily, achieving national recognition for innovative services and outstanding care.

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