David Brian Penn
David Brian Penn, 42, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Thursday (Oct. 20, 2005) in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 2, 1963 in Columbus to Thomas A. Penn and Pauline (Qualls) Penn.
He was a painter for Perfect Painting and Cleaning of Delaware.
He is survived by his daughter, LaDonna Penn, and son, Donnie Penn, both of Delaware; granddaughter, Paige Farrand; two brothers, Thomas (Connie) Penn and Gary (Frances) Penn Sr. of Columbus; sister, Robin (Wayne) Oliver of Columbus; nieces, Trina, Tracey, Tricia and Janis Penn and Carlotta (Janeiro) Blackmon; nephew, Gary Penn Jr.; his Delaware family, Fred, Dawn and Jessica; special aunt, Verian Crump of Delaware; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donnie and Mary Todd; sister-in-law, Brandy Cook of Delaware; and brothers-in-law, Chris Cook of Delaware and Jeff (Anna) Cook of New Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with his brother, Gary Penn Sr., officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.
Douglas W. “Doug” Rowe
Douglas W. “Doug” Rowe, 40, of Centerburg, died at his residence Saturday morning (Oct. 22, 2005) after a two-year illness.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61 where services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with his uncle, the Rev. Frank Rowe officiating. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knox County Hospice, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or Ohio Cancer Research, 50 W. Broad St., Suite 320 Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Irene B. Hanby
Irene B. Hanby, 89, of Marysville, died Saturday (Nov. 19, 2005) at Delaware Court Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 5, 1916 in Morrow County to the late Bruce and Lettie Smith Baldwin. She married Meredith Hanby on Feb. 23, 1935. She was employed as a cafeteria manager with North Union School District for more than 38 years, spending most of her career at Leesburg-Magnetic Elementary School. She was a longtime member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and the Women’s Missionary Unit and formerly served on many church boards and committees. She completed her junior year at Broadway High School in 1934 and graduated from Raymond High School in 1935. She was a member of Mary Chapter 9, Order of the Eastern Star, served as secretary for the Broadway Alumni Association for 50 years, and formerly cooked dinner meetings for the Richwood Lions Club. She loved cooking and baking, collecting jewelry, and riding motorcycles. She will be remembered as a high-spirited and energetic woman who dearly loved life, her family, and her dog, “Tootsie.”
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Rider of Marysville and Sue Meadows, and her fiance, Bruce Griffiths of Marion; two sons, Robert Hanby of Marysville and James (Dixie) Hanby of Peru, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Melba Baldwin of Cairo, Ga., and Miriam (Dewey) Shirk of Richwood; a brother-in-law, Paul (Rosie) McCrary of Richwood; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 15, 1963; a son, Doug Hanby, in February 1994; two granddaughters, Tammy and Michelle Hanby; a son-in-law, Dick Rider; a sister, Darleen McCrary; and a brother, Lloyd Baldwin.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W. 5th St, Marysville, where an OES service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. Burial will take place at Broadway Cemetery. Friends are invited to a fellowship luncheon at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church immediately following the services at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross in care of the funeral home.
Michael M. Leonard
Michael M. Leonard, 59, of Waldo, died Saturday (Nov. 19, 2005) at Delaware Court Healthcare Center.
He was born July 9, 1946 in Toledo to the late George B. and Helen L. (Clark) Leonard. He married Sharon L. (Pelphrey) Leonard on June 29, 1968 in Greencamp. He was a retired firefighter/EMT with the Fort Morrow Fire Department in Waldo and a general manager at R&D Co., for 35 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waldo and a Marion County resident for most of his life.
He is survived by his wife of Waldo; two sons, Christopher (Christy) Leonard of Marion and Eric (Susan) Leonard of Delaware; one daughter, Michelle (Christopher) Paxton of Caledonia; five grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Megan, Sierra, Noah and Sammuel; his mother-in-law, Janice Pelphrey of Prospect; and three nieces.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Waldo, with Pastor Frank Isaacs officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Waldo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Morrow Fire Department.
Judy Heck McCormick
Judy Heck McCormick, 58, of Delaware, died peacefully Sunday (Nov. 20, 2005), surrounded by loved ones in her childhood home.
She was born July 2, 1947 in Carey to the late Charles Heck and Josean (Donelson) Heck, who survives in Naples, Fla. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City and her master’s degree in human services from Boston University in Heidelberg, Germany. As a U.S. Army veteran, she served her country for 12 years, four as a recreation specialist in Heidelberg and eight as a chaplin’s assistant in the Ohio National Guard. She spent her life as a social worker with the Department orf Human Services, in Union County for two years, in Wyandot County for six years and in Delaware County for 11 years. Her love, laughter and joy for life will be missed by all. Through faith and prayerfulness, she has now arrived in Heaven with Christ smiling and welcoming her with his outstretched arms, saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
She is survived by her son, Tanner McCormick; her lifelong companion and lover of her life, Randy McCormick; her twin sister, Trudy Fast; her sister Vicki (Richard) Tanner; her brother, Terry (Pauline) Heck; many relatives; and countless friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 116 W. Findlay St., Carey. A luncheon and gathering to celebrate her life will immediately follow the service at the church. A private burial service will be held at a later time for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, 320 W. Maple St., Suite C, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
Michael 'Mike' Dean Webb Sr.
Michael 'Mike' Dean Webb Sr., 44, of Prospect, died Saturday (Nov. 19, 2005) at his home.
He was born June 12, 1961 in McArthur to Ruth Webb and Melvin Mays and was raised by his adoptive parents, Pat and Paul Webb. He worked for Quality Assured Products.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cheryl; children, Michael Dean Jr. and Kim Webb; mother, Ruth; and adoptive father, Paul; brothers, Kenny Kelly and sister-in-law Angie of Union County, Richard Marcum and Melvin Smith Jr. of Jackson; many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amanda Lynn; adoptive mother, Pat Webb; father, Melvin Mays; and brothers, Melvin Mays and Jack Mays.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Curry Cemetery in Wilkesville.
Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Verne William Andrews
Verne William Andrews, 81, of Delaware, died Wednesday evening (Nov. 23, 2005) at his residence.
He was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Ostrander to Verne William and Mary Alice (Mathias) Andrews. He was a lifelong Delaware County resident, graduated from Bellepoint High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Delaware’s First Presbyterian Church and Veterans of The Battle of the Bulge, Central Ohio Chapter 68. He worked for Hughes-Kennan for almost 20 years and later retired in 1986 from General Electric. He loved all sports and was a special and devoted fan of the Delaware Cows baseball team, Ohio Wesleyan University’s football and men’s and women’s basketball teams.
He is survived by his step-daughter, Marlene (Bill) Cooperider of Delaware; a son, Robert (Barbara) Andrews of Delaware; special grandsons, Charlie (Lynn) Cooperider of Delaware, Wayde (Eleanor) Cooperider of Helena, Mont., Garth Cooperider of Clearwater, Fla., and Shane, Robert and Angie Andrews, all of Delaware; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and very dear friends and neighbors Barb and Dave Golden.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Albeada “Bea” Andrews on March 11, 2005; two brothers, Sonny “Pap” and Richard Andrews; and an infant sister, Darlene.
Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Deborah Patterson officiating, followed by interment in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Delaware County Veterans Association providing military honors.
Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware OH 43015, or Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware OH 43015.
Carolyn 'Connie' A. Bradley
Carolyn 'Connie' A. Bradley, 62, of Buckeye Lake, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 2005) at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1943 in Ostrander to Mary (Geary) Taylor of Delaware and the late Lawrence Taylor. She was retired from the G.E. Plant in Hebron and was a member of Lighthouse Memorial Church. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She was a great daughter, sister, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She will be missed by all her family members and friends.
She is survived by her children, Marjorie Cochran, Miechelle (Ed) Mansker; Meridi (Roger) Bosley and Jeannie Ludgwig; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Dale and Ronald Taylor; and sisters, Virginia (Ernest) Wotring and June Dennis.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Taylor.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.
Jason Alan Seaman
Jason Alan Seaman, 25, of Dublin, died early Saturday (Nov. 26, 2005) as a result of a car accident.
Seaman was employed by The Wasserstrom Co. He graduated from Olentangy High School and attended Wright State University and graduated from the Ohio State University in 2004. He was an avid sports fan of the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Bengals and Reds.
He is survived by his father, Arden Seaman; mother, Patricia Seaman; stepfather, Chris Armentrout; brother, David Seaman; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including dear friends, Tony and Carla Luzio.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Sarah Seaman and George and Elizabeth Brest.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Kingwood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Kenneth 'Dean' Van Brimmer Sr.
Kenneth 'Dean' Van Brimmer Sr., 88, died Saturday (Nov. 26, 2005).
He was born Nov. 4, 1917, to Joseph L. and Margaret (Goodman) Van Brimmer of Warrensburg. The youngest of four children, he lived most of his life on the family farm along the Scioto River and was well-known in the community for his generosity. Van Brimmer, who liked to work with his hands, built a home on the farm and renovated the farm house. Along with his wife, Louise, he rehabbed an old filling station on Franklin Street where Louise operated La Petite Beauty Salon.
He served in the Indian Head Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He was deployed to Europe shortly after D-day and served in France and Czechoslovakia during the occupation. After the war, he worked as a mechanic at Suburban Motor Freight in Columbus. He retired in November 1982, after which he and Louise traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Alaska.
Dean and Louise loved being surrounded by their family. Their door was always open and wonderful holidays on the farm will live in the memories of their seven children, 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth Dean (Nina) Van Brimmer Jr., of Delaware; three daughters, Sandra (Richard) Mitchell of Ostrander, Sherry Dunn of Delaware and Denise Random of Grove City; three stepsons, Gene (Madelyn) Bauman of Marysville, Marion Baument of Seattle, and Frank (Terri) Bauman of Delaware; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Rife, Bauman) Van Brimmer; his parents; siblings; and many friends.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow at Newhouse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio chapter, 3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026-9231.