Jenny Lynn VanMeter, 28, of Delaware, died unexpectedly Monday (Dec. 10, 2012) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 29, 1984, in Delaware to Judy L. (Long) Van Meter of Delaware and Tim A. Van Meter of Cleburn, Texas. She attended Delaware Hayes High School and participated in the nursing program at Delaware J.V.S. North. Her life's journey was difficult, especially after the untimely death of her brother Tim "T.J." VanMeter on March 15, 2002. Blessed with a wonderful smile, she was friendly and caring in her own unique way. She was a worrier who tried to help others the best she could, especially her mom. She also assisted her grandfather with his garden. She was baptized at the Eastside Mission Church and loved all animals, especially those mistreated. With and artistic flare, she wrote poetry and enjoyed listening to music. Jenny also had a passion for fashion, creating or improvising many of her own clothes.
In addition to her parents, she is also survived by maternal grandparents, Willard and Marjorie Long of Delaware; uncles, John (Bea) VanMeter of Huron, Jim VanMeter of Florida, Will "Uncle Googlee" (Mary Kirk) Long of Marysville, Joy Long of Delaware, Jamie Long of Delaware; aunt, Sherry Perkins of Delaware; cousins: Matt Van Meter, Mark VanMeter, Julie (Steve) Cline, Brandon Long, Drake Long; and numerous other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by paternal grandparents, James F. and Enola Van Meter.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (Ohio 36) Delaware. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Mission Church, 32 Joy Ave., Delaware, with the Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jenny Van Meter Memorial Fund, c/o FirstMerit Bank, 95 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or through the funeral home.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the VanMeter family and condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Dec. 13, 2012