Jeffrey Stansbery

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DELAWARE - Jeffrey M. Stansbery, 63, of Delaware, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home from injuries sustained in a tree-cutting accident.

He was born to the late Russel and Kathryn (Neumeister) Stansbery on May 5, 1950, in Tiffin, Ohio. He was the middle of three siblings. He graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1968, and went on to graduate from Kent State in 1973 with a degree in Criminal Justice. On Aug. 16, 1975, Jeff married Deborah Zivoder at the Willoughby United Methodist Church in Willoughby, Ohio. He joined the Delaware Police Department in 1974, and was promoted to Sergeant in 1979, and retired as a Sergeant in 2007 with 33 years of service. He was a Trustee for Asbury United Methodist Church and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. In his free time he enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, boating and fishing, swimming, and owning and tending to his race horses.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah, of 38 years, two daughters: Erin (Jeffrey) Flora of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Shelley Stansbery of Enfield, Conn. His two siblings: Karen (Bruce) Merle, and Jon (Maureen) Stansbery.

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robinson Funeral Home where a F.O.P. service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation on Saturday will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Phillip Wilden officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio, 43015 or the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #56, P.O. Box 112, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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Delaware, OH 43015
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Published in The Delaware Gazette from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2014