Virginia Jane Shannon
Virginia Jane Shannon, 81, of Delaware, died early Monday morning (Jan. 26, 2004) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born July 11, 1922 in Columbus, to Harry Myers and Sylvia Evans Myers. She had been a resident of Delaware since 1944, was a member of Hyatts United Methodist Church and was a farmer’s wife.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Dutcher of Columbus and Susan Lavender of Lewis Center; four granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; a son, Charles; a sister, Helen Amorine; and a son-in-law, Don Dutcher.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tim Reeves officiating. Interment will be at Kingwood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-4102.
Robert Dale Rhodes
Robert Dale Rhodes, 82, of Johnstown, died Tuesday morning (Jan. 27, 2004) at the Arbors at Delaware.
He was born May 31, 1921 in Delaware County, to William and Geneva Moore. He was a shift supervisor/foreman for Eaton Corp. in Marion and was a World War II Army veteran. He spent 29 years in Florida before moving to Johnstown 3 1/2 years ago. He attended the N.E. Park Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., was a 1938 graduate of Willis High School, attended Muskingum College, was a captain in the National Guard, and earned a bronze star and several other medals for marksmanship and sharpshooting.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Ellen (Gordon); daughter, Sandra Kay Dickey of Pinellas Park, Fla.; two stepsons, Steve (Violet) Reisinger of Delaware and Gary Lee (Nancy) Reisinger of Seminole, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Brenda Kay (Al) Fletcher of Johnstown; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three half sisters, Wilma Nicholson of Marysville; Shirley (Larry) Mitchell of Sunbury, and Marilyn (Tom) Murfield of Delaware; two half brothers, Jim (Marilyn) Rhodes and Lee (Shirley) Rhodes, all of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Dale Rhodes; two sisters, Audrey Herning and Patty Fleishman; and a half brother, Joe Rhodes.
Memorial services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St. Burial will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Dolever ‘Buck’ Slone
Dolever “Buck” Slone, 56, of Magnetic Springs, died Monday (Jan. 26, 2004) at home, with his family and faithful dog, Harley, at his side, following a six-month fight with cancer.
He was born Jan. 26, 1948 in Harlan, Ky., to Silas and Ruby Combs Slone, who survive in Riverview, Fla. He was employed for more than 20 years with U.S. Roofing of Columbus. He was a member of the Grace House Chapel of Prayer in Richwood. He was known as an extremely talented pool player and was a member of the American Poolplayers Association. He enjoyed collecting guns and was a knowledgeable auto mechanic.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife of more than nine years, Sallie Drumm Slone, to whom he was married on June 18, 1994, at their home by the Rev. Fred Cheney; four sons, Dolever “Bull” Slone Jr. of Las Vegas, Danny (Dee) Slone and William (B.J.) Slone, both of Delaware, and Andy Slone of Indianapolis; a daughter, DeeAnna (James) Markham, Delaware; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette (Rick) Eades of Raymond and Rose Smith of Richwood; two brothers, James and Kenny Slone, both of Riverview, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Jessie Drumm, of Magnetic Springs; a brother-in-law, Richard Drumm, of Magnetic Springs; a sister-in-law, Tresa (Chris) French, of Marengo; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Barry Drumm, on Jan. 31, 2003; and two nephews, Jamie and Jerry Slone.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home, 621 W. 5th St., Marysville, where funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Carrol Mathys officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Burt Combs, Rick Eades, Jerry Overfield, Bob Smith, Richard Drumm, and Chris French.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady in care of the funeral home.
Freda Mae Weiser
Freda Mae Weiser, 82, of Ashley, died Tuesday evening (Jan. 27, 2004) at her residence.
She was born April 17, 1921 in Waldo, to Walter and Georgia (Hough) Ruggles. She was a homemaker and a farmer and lived most of her life in Delaware County. She was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, was employed by Ranco Manufacturing during the 1970s and enjoyed fishing, her family and family activities.
She is survived by a son, Jon (Joan) Weiser of Kilbourne; a daughter, Nancy Jay Weiser of Ashley; three grandchildren, JoDee Cole, Joyce Leienberger, and Cara Weiser; four great-grandchildren, Joseph Pennington, Matthew Cole, JoAnn Leienberger, and Lisa Leienberger; two great-great-grandchildren, Hailey and Cole Pennington; one brother, Jake Ruggles, of Morrow County; four sisters, Opal Nichols of Delaware, Donna Martin, Rose Hayes and Mary Cowl, all of Ashley; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert Weiser of Parkersburg, W.Va.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Richard Weiser, in 1998; and three sisters, Laverna Holtz, Doris Shaw, and Dorothy Lang.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, 307 E. High St., Ashley, where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady or to the Westfield United Methodist Church.
Marlyn J. Burr
Marlyn J. Burr, 68, formerly of Delaware, died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003).
She was born July 31, 1935 to Thomas and Virginia Swearingen Appleman. She attended Summit Station High School. She was formerly of Pataskala and Gahanna. She was a member of Hyatts United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary 3761 of Baltimore, AMVETS Auxiliary 102 of Delaware and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Peggy Burr of Springfield; a daughter, Stephanie, of Delaware; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly and Bill Whited of Val Rico, Fla., and Ruth Appleman of Pataskala; a brother, John Appleman of Gahanna; two grandsons, Trent Keffer and Tommy Lilly; three granddaughters, Shana Ward, Tara Hansen and Nanci Ables; many great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Monica.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta; one son, Tommy Burr; and a grandson, Michael Keffer.
There will be a memorial service Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hyatts UMC, 6000 Liberty Road, Powell. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hyatts UMC, 6000 Liberty Road, Powell, OH 43065.
Sandra R. Cantrell
Sandra R. Cantrell, 61, of Centerburg, died Monday morning (Dec. 15, 2003) at Morning View Care Center.
She was born in Columbus on May 25, 1942 to the late Ohmar and Frances (Keller) Rhoads. She was active in a breast cancer support group. She was a member of Grace Chapel Community Church and loved all her animals.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Karla of Westerville and Steve and Sonja of Centerburg; a daughter, Vicki Cantrell of Centerburg; grandchildren, Jessica, Paige, Skye and Joshua; three brothers, Don Rhoads, Anson (Pam) Rhoads, all of Marengo, and Larry Rhoads of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Becky Morgan, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and best friend, Bud Cantrell, of Sunbury.
Visiting hours will be Friday one hour prior to the noon memorial service at Grace Chapel Community Church, 7798 Big Walnut Road, Westerville, with Pastor James Meacham officiating. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4920 Ohio 37E., Delaware, OH 43015.
Edith J. Cavanaugh
Edith J. Cavanaugh, 88, of Delaware, died Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was born in Mason City, Ill., on Feb. 20, 1915 to the late Edward and Nellie (Redman) Moser. She previously resided in Peoria, Ill., where she worked for the Sealtest Dairy Co., hand dipping cottage cheese and inspecting milk bottles. She was a member of the Averyville Baptist Church. She moved to Delaware 14 years ago and became an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary No. 376, and had been honored with the mother of the year award. She was also a member of the Georgetowne Rhythmettes Kazoo and Kitchen Band. She will be remembered for her dancing, pumpkin pie, coffee drinking and collecting clowns. She was a very loving and religious person who enjoyed reading her Bible.
She is survived by her daughter, Vella Runyan of Delaware; grandchildren, Deborah (Allen) Nagle, Kathleen VanBuskirk, and John (Amy) Runyan, Linda, Lisa, Lila, and Todd; and 12 great-grandchildren, including Jenna VanBuskirk, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Floyd Cavanaugh; sons, Floyd Jr., Richard and Robert Cavanaugh; a daughter, Marlene Cavanaugh; a granddaughter, Olivia VanBuskirk; and former son-in-law, Gerald Runyan.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Sedziol officiating. Interment will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43213-2804.
Dana Lee VanAntwerp
Dana Lee VanAntwerp, 39, of Ashley, died at home surrounded by her family Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) following a five-month illness.
She was born in Tiffin on Jan. 28, 1965 to Harry and Marilyn (Bush) Long of Bucyrus. She was a 1983 graduate of Bucyrus High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Ohio State University. She was an accountant with Liberty Castings of Delaware. She was a devoted wife and mother, who enjoyed softball, collecting Snoopy items, and was a fan of all sports and especially Ohio State University sports teams.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 11 years, Scott VanAntwerp; two daughters, Shana and Shannon; three sisters, Lisa Stansbery of Euclid, Linda (George) Dawson of Mansfield, and Denise (William) Long of Watertown, Tenn.; nephews, Shawn, Billy, and Jesse; a niece, Effie; parents-in-law, Bob and Janet VanAntwerp of Delaware; sister-in-law Leanne Hauger of Delaware; and grandmother-in-law, Jean King of Marysville, Mich.
Visiting hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Mayfield Cemetery near Waldo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 5 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Denver L. Burton Sr.
Denver L. Burton Sr., 60, of Galena, died Friday morning (Jan. 30, 2004) at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
He was born on March 8, 1943 in Stollings, W.Va., to the late Arbie D. and Edith M. (Fry) Burton. He gradated from Watkins Memorial High School in 1951 and moved to Galena in 1972 from Hillard.
He was formerly employed with Nestle’s Corp., in Sunbury as a bean dumper and lift operator, retired from the Ohio Dayton Malleable Company where he worked as a die setter and forklift operator. He was a member of the Centerburg Conservation Club, enjoyed golfing, bowling, camping, fishing, woodworking and especially his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth (Martin); a son, Denver Jr. and his fiancée Mindy Thoman of Delaware; three daughters, Julie (Tim) Scott of Sunbury, Brenda (James) Davis of Warfield, Ky., and Kimberly “Lamb” and her fiancée Ron Spears of Delaware; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Diane) Burton of Columbus; a sister, Sue Zimmerman of Columbus; and friends and family.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Laura M. Burton; a brother, Doug Burton; and a sister, Liz Kline.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, Ohio routes 3 at 61, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
James “J.R.” Edwards
James “J.R.” Edwards, 69, of Ostrander, died Thursday evening (Jan. 29, 2004) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born May 9, 1934 in Sunbury to the late Vada “Johnny” and Irene L. (Rarick) Edwards. He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1952 and he was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired maintenance mechanic from the Delaware County Engineer’s office.
Edwards enjoyed horses, cutting wood, and was a member of the Ohio Standard Bred Association, U.S. Trotters Association and Ohio Trotters Association.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Sharon Edwards of Cardington; a daughter, Kathy Oliver of Marion; grandchildren, Jacob, Kyle, Trevor, and Tracy; and a sister, Helen L. Bowers of Glendale, Ariz.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039.