Lauren Ashley Vinson

Lauren Ashley Vinson

HARPSTER: Lauren Ashley Vinson, age 19, of Harpster, OH, along with her cat "Meowsers" passed away on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 during an early morning fire.

Lauren was born to Melanie A. Wilson and Keith E. Vinson on November 20, 1993 in Galion, OH.

Lauren is survived by her Mother, Melanie Wilson of Harpster, OH, her Father, Keith Vinson of Bucyrus, OH, her Second Father (Uncle "Harry Gary" Vinson); a half sister and brother, Daniel Vinson of Marion, IN, and Sarah Vinson of Columbus, OH; two uncles, Jerry Wilson of Tampa, FL and Gary Vinson of Bucyrus, OH; two aunts, Beth Vinson of Bucyrus, OH and Laura Vinson-Browning of Marion, OH; a grandfather, Clay Landon of Ellijay, GA; a grandmother, Sharon Vinson of Bucyrus, OH; many wonderful cousins along with lifelong friends and her family pets, Scooby Doo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Bellatrix and Fish the Fish.

She was preceded in death by her Grandma, Anna L. Wilson-Landon and two Grandpas', Roland M. Wilson and Paul D. Vinson.

Lauren aka "Mini Me" et "LA" et "LaurenBell" graduated from Upper Sandusky High School and was attending The Ohio State, Marion Campus, studying Marine Biology.


Lauren touched many hearts through her young life. Her kindhearted, amazing, humorous spirit will live vicariously though everyone she came into contact. She enjoyed spending summers with Grandma Landon in Georgia; watching Wheel of Fortune and the Three Stooges with Grandma and Grandpa Vinson; doing crosswords puzzles with her boyfriend Jimmy; attempting to play tennis with her friends and team with a broken "horsefly" hand; picking on her teachers; rocking out to Just Dance with her besties; reading nearly every book at Barnes and Noble; going on misadventures with her zany cousins and giving her mom lots of grey hairs and allowing her to share so many beautiful precious memories. Je t'aime Lauren!

Calling hours will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Bringman Clark Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky. A service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Church in Upper Sandusky with Pastor Jim Stauffer officiating. A dinner will also follow at the church, on Saturday, February 16th, 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Sandusky Library or Upper Sandusky Choir in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. Visit to extend a condolence or share a memory.

Published in the Telegraph-Forum on Feb. 13, 2013