Lillian Landacre

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DELAWARE - Lillian Mae Landacre, 98, of Delaware, passed away May 24, 2014, at her residence.

She was born on April 29, 1916, in Delaware to Richard A. and Della (Thomas ) Dunlap Bartholomew.

Lillian was a member of Zion United Church of Christ since 1932, where she was a devoted choir member and taught Sunday school.

She was a member of the George Lewis Behrens Chapter #504 O.E.S. for more than 30 years and also served as Past President of the Ladies Democratic Club.

Lillian married Ralph Landacre April 4, 1933. They worked together when Ralph later became Chairman of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, also known as The March of Dimes of Delaware County, until the Salk Vaccine was discovered and became a cure for polio for which everyone was grateful.

She worked for Sam Moore Chair Factory, Ciro-Ectro Camera Factory, Delaware Dry Cleaners, Bob Burns Fine Shoes and Sells Stationary Store in downtown Delaware. Later she worked for The Ohio Department of Transportation from which she retired in 1986.

When she was 15 years old she wrote a poem titled "Love." A copy was accepted and published in a book called Tears of Fire by The National Library of Poetry.

Lillian was preceded in death by husband Ralph, her parents and stepfather Fred Bartholomew, son Bruce, dear daughter-in-law Rosilyn, grandson Scott , sisters Virginia Davison and Marie Foster, brother Richard Dunlap , stepbrother Dale Bartholomew, stepchildren Ralph and Phyllis Landacre and nephew Paul Foster.

She is survived by her beloved grandson Mark (Debra) Landacre, nieces and nephews Donald (Eugenia) Davison, Darlene Foster, Thomas (Jean) Foster, Marilyn "June" Ufferman, Darlene Paulins, Yvonne Taylor, Cheryl Davison Briggs, Steven Davison and other extended family.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jon Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Arrangements are in care of Robinson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to send their appreciation to her entire team of Hospice and all her caregivers.

In lieu of flowers she wished that contributions be made to Zion United Church of Christ 51 W Central Ave. Delaware, OH 43015 or Hospice of Central Ohio 805 Hillsdowne Rd. Ste A Westerville, OH 43081.

Lillian wished blessings and thanks for her family, church members, lunch bunch at ODOT and her dear friends and neighbors.

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Delaware, OH 43015
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Published in The Delaware Gazette from May 26 to May 27, 2014
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