Family of Counselor Killed in Crash: ‘She was Selfless’

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TALLMADGE, Ohio -- A popular guidance counselor for GlenOak High School in Canton was killed in a car crash as she drove to work Wednesday morning.

"I just feel like she should be coming home any minute," her husband of 35 years, Doug Kilbreath, said at their Tallmadge home.

Jung-Kilbreath was driving south on SR 43 in Suffield Township when her vehicle collided with another car at the intersection of US 224, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the other car was driven by a 15-year-old boy who had an adult relative as a passenger, along with two other children in the car.

No one in that car was seriously hurt.

Police have not said who was at fault, and the crash is under investigation.

Police said Jung-Kilbreath was not wearing her seat belt, something her husband said she always does.

Jung-Kilbreath's family describes her as a free spirit with a great sense of humor, who went out of her way to help others.

She worked a lot with student intervention, teaching kids to prevent bullying, and helping kids get into college, her family said.

"Helping kids who were on the verge of dropping out or getting into drugs and alcohol," Doug Kilbreath said.

"She was just such a selfless person who was always at school working with the kids. Some nights she wouldn't be home until past eight, nine in the evening," said Miles Jung-Kilbreath, one of her two sons.

"She was just such a source of information, and she's just your best friend, and you could rely on her, and trust her, and know whatever it is she tells you is the right thing to do," Doug Kilbreath said.

"I just appreciate everything she's ever done for me," Miles Jung-Kilbreath said.

Her family said the visitation and funeral will be held close to the school so students and staff from GlenOak can attend.

Visitation is Friday at Rossi Funeral Home, 730 30th St. NW, Canton from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at the same location Saturday at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the GlenOak Scholarship Fund.

A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 9 p.m. at the high school in the staff parking lot.

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