Dylan McHenry

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Dylan Robert McHenry

MANSFIELD: Dylan Robert McHenry, 22, of Ontario passed away July 12, 2012. He was born in Westerville, Ohio on November 17, 1989 to Beth (McHenry) Shenberger and Robert Norton.

A graduate of Ontario High School, Class of 2008, Dylan was active as a catcher in the baseball program, and enjoyed his time as a member of the football team as well. He had a big heart, and was a friend to all. First and foremost in his life was his family, and being the best father, son, brother, grandson, fiancée, and friend. He took great pleasure in being able to help people. Honesty, intelligence, and a good degree of humor surrounded Dylan, and it afforded him many friendships throughout his life. Spending quality time with his friends, co-workers, and family was extremely important to Dylan. Though he was just twenty-two years young, he had already started a construction business, Calloway Construction, with a friend. He had an entrepreneurial spirit that helped to keep the business strong. A good friend of Dylan's reflected upon his life, saying ... "Yesterday brought the beginning. Tomorrow brings the end, and somewhere in the middle, we became the best of friends." Anyone who knew Dylan, his passion, his kindness, his peace in this life, would know that all who came to know him were better for it, as he always managed to place the needs of others first.

He is survived by his mother, Beth (McHenry) Shenberger; father, Robert and Karen Norton; the loves of his life, Jessica Grassel and their daughter, Lilli; sister, Baylee Shenberger; brother, Jake Norton; grandparents, Barbara Williams-Walters and James Walters, Richard McHenry, and Carol and George Norton; great grandmother, Elizabeth McHenry; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; business partner and close friend, Jeremy Peoples; and numerous friends and the community of Ontario. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Richard V. McHenry; great grandmother, Kathleen Williams; and friends, Rachel Wilson and Drake Heckert.

Friends may call Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home conducted by Buddy Walters. Burial will follow in Ontario Cemetery.

Online guest registry at www.wappner.com

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Published in the News Journal from July 15 to July 17, 2012
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