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JEWETT, Lawrence A. 96 years of age, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, October 26, 2012. He was born July 10, 1916 to Harry Allen and Mae (MacManaway) Jewett in Murray City, Ohio. He graduated from Stivers High School in Dayton , Ohio in 1934 and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy R. Goodwin on May 17, 1937. His career included working for the US Postal Service, Frigidaire, and Monsanto Research Corporation at the Runnymead Playhouse before the company moved its operations to Mound Laboratory in Miamisburg. During his 10 years at Mound he was a precision research machinist before joining NCR in 1955. While at NCR he felt God's call to the ministry and began studies to pursue that calling. In 1961 he was ordained and became the Central District Superintendent of the Wesleyan Holiness Church, overseeing churches in OH, IN, KY and IL. In 1970 he resigned from NCR to follow God's call full time. He was preceded in death by his mother Mae, father Harry, brothers Wilbert, Milton, and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Dorothy; son Larry Jr. (Trisha) of Indianapolis, James (Betty) of Carlisle, and daughter Gayle of Miami Township; three grandchildren, Kimberly (Deron) Fourman of Port Clinton, Ohio, Randy (Michele) Jewett of Carlisle, and Shelly (Greg) Penn of Indianapolis and five great grandchildren; Alex, Courtney and Kaitlyn Fourman, Nate Jewett and Alyson Penn. Much heartfelt thanks goes to the staff at Walnut Creek Nursing Center for their excellent care and concern. Especially nurse Vickie Reno, whose knowledge and loving patience was so comforting. Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jack Hooker and Rev. G. Clair Sams officiating at Anderson Funeral Home (Springboro). Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. www.anderson-fh.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on Oct. 29, 2012
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