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Ethel L. (Mitchell) VanDyke

Ethel L. Mitchell Wintermute VanDyke, age 95 of Marengo, died Tuesday morning October 30, 2012 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on January 15, 1917 in Sunbury to the late William and Zoa (Johnson) Mitchell.
Ethel was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds, a homemaker and had worked for local nursing homes after the death of her first husband. Ethel was born and raised on the family farm on Rosecrans Road and moved to Marengo when she married in 1946.
She is survived by daughters: Eva (Fred) Criswell of Marengo, Dorothy (Walter) Babbs Saunders of Cardington; 8 grandchildren: Kellie (Rob) Bishop, Mary Criswell, Hope Jessica Criswell, Sherry (Scott) Sherer, Ron (Lisa) Babbs, Shelley (Jeff) Benson, Rob (Jessica) Babbs, Roger Babbs; 18 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Ethel was preceded in death by her husbands: Ronald Wintermute on November 14, 1960, Charles Van Dyke on November 20, 2000; brothers: Cliff, Clay, Pearl, Doc, Golden; sisters: Margaret Belcher, Freda Bonzo.
Friends may call Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held Friday 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Roush officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to: American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Morrow County Sentinel on Nov. 7, 2012
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