962 Long Road
Xenia, OH 45385
Jean F. Stuck-Monger, age 90, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Pristine Senior Living in Jamestown, Ohio. She was born on July 29, 1928 in Rockbridge, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ethel Griffith; her husband, Don F. Stuck; her second husband, Dr. William Monger; her daughter, Dr. Karen Stuck Borda; and her sisters, Jane Dover and Martha Wolford.
Jean grew up near Lancaster, Ohio and was passionate about historic preservation. She and her husband Don traveled extensively throughout the country pursuing their passion for antiques and coverlets. Jean served on the board of the Textile Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago. Jean and Don accumulated the country’s largest, most acclaimed collection of earlynineteenth century American coverlets, which Jean ultimately donated to the Columbus Museum of Art in honor of Don after his death. This “quest for excellence,” as she described it, is detailed in the book Weaving a Legacy: The Don and Jean Stuck Coverlet Collection, which is the definitive text about nineteenth-century handwoven American coverlets.
Jean was also passionate about sports. An avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, she loved watching football and basketball. One of her favorite days of the year was “Derby Day”, which she particularly enjoyed celebrating with her second husband, Dr. William Monger (“Bill”). Jean and Bill, an avid equestrian, enjoyed spending time together at “The Island” in the North Channel of Lake Huron, Canada, visiting their children and grandchildren, and riding horses together on the farm.
Jean loved being on the farm her entire life. Jean supported her husband Don early in their marriage as they operated multiple farms in the Lancaster area with as many as 200 head of cattle, and helped manage Stuck Mould Works, which manufactured castings for the glass industry. Her favorite breed of cattle was the Belted Galloway due to its distinct white center stripe. She spent her later years on her farm near Xenia, where she, her late daughter, and sonin-law founded Caesar Creek Vineyards in 2005. Jean continued her “quest for excellence” well in to her sunset years, and it helped solidify southwest Ohio as a worthy wine destination.
She is survived by her son, Tom F. Stuck (Catherine); son-in-law, Walter Borda; grandsons, Andrew N. G. Borda (Paola), Thomas W. J. Borda (Anne), Thomas F. Stuck (Olivia), and Joseph D. F. Stuck; and great-granddaughter, Emmeline M. K. Borda.
Visitation hours are Tuesday, May 14 from 4-6pm at McColaugh Funeral Home in Xenia. The funeral service is on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30am at New Jasper United Methodist Church (3060 Jasper Rd, New Jasper). Jean will be buried at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster, Ohio.
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Tasting Room Hours
The tasting room is closed for the winter. We will reopen March 1st. If you would like to purchase wines please call (937) 952-9388. Appointments can typically be made the same day.
Special wine tastings and parties are available at the tasting room by appointment. Please call Chad at 937-952-9388. We really enjoy putting together special events such as fund-raisers, retirement and birthday parties, car shows, bridal showers, fun runs, etc., and would like to accommodate your interests.
Paint Your Own Glass - Now Available By Appointment!
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Includes one glass and one bottle of wine (your choice!). Additional glasses: $10. Glasses and painting supplies will be provided. Just bring your creative mind, enjoy a glass of wine, and have fun!
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High Quality Estate Wines
Our core goal is to produce excellent wines from Ohio grapes which customers find pleasing and enjoyable. We pride ourselves in making “estate wines.” This means that the our wines are made on site from grapes grown in our vineyard, fermented, bottled, labeled, and aged in our winery, and sold in our tasting room. This is unusual for an Ohio winery, but it is our objective to be true to the finest winery traditions of France and California, where the winemaker knows and loves the land and vines, and makes the best possible wines from them.