Rev. Dene W. ANSTINE Jr.

News Death Notice

ANSTINE, Rev. Dene W. Jr. age 84, of Springfield passed away on January 1, 2013. He was born April 18, 1928 in Washington Court House, OH to the late Dene W. and Bessie (Sibole) Anstine Sr. In addition to his parents, Dene is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Anstine and sisters: Anna Mae Strader, Verna Sebold and Helen Marlene Anstine. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 ½ years, Carolyn Sue "Susie" Anstine; daughters, Sharon (Roger) Smith of Springfield, Connie Miller of Marysville, Marsha Kay (John) Zornes of Pickerington; son, Stephen (Lori) Anstine of Marysville; a brother, George Merl (Nettie) Anstine of Bainbridge; a sister, Marjorie Voorhees of Springfield, as well as 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He retired from Boeing Aircraft after 13 years of dedicated service; although his true calling was being a pastor. He was in the ministry for over 60 years, serving different Nazarene and Church of Christ in Christian Union churches. Up until his passing, Reverend Dene was an associate pastor for 10 years at Kennard Church of the Nazarene in Cable, Ohio. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and fishing. Dene was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be truly missed by those who knew him. The family will receive friends 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm Friday, January 4, 2013 in the JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, Springfield. Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 5, 2013 at First Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Nelson Perdue officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kennard Church of the Nazarene in Dene's honor. Condolences are forwarded to the family by visiting


Published in Springfield News-Sun on Jan. 3, 2013