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Robert E. Henthorn

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Henthorn Robert E. Henthorn, age 95, died on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Otterbein Home - Lebanon. He was born on April 22, 1922, near Marietta, Ohio, to Jacob George and Esther (Shai) Henthorn. After the family moved to Paden City, West Virginia, he graduated from Magnolia H.S., then served in the South Pacific during WWII. He then attended and graduated from Taylor University and married Gene Lois Gibbs on June 5, 1948. After obtaining a M.Div. from Boston University, he served several local parishes in East Ohio before spending 13 years in ministry with the Mill Men's Hostel, precursor to Steubenville's Urban Mission. Retiring from Boardman U.M.C. Bob and Gene relocated to Westerville, Ohio, then Otterbein Home - Lebanon. He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 69 years, Gene; son, Stephen (Nika); and daughters, Catherine (Greg Shaw), and Susan (Steve Ford); four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two nieces, a nephew, and two cousins; very close friend, John (Barb and Andy) Hinton. The family will greet friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at HILL FUNERAL HOME (Westerville). A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at Westerville's Church of the Master U.M.C. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Bob's name to the Urban Mission of Steubenville or Otterbein Home's Benevolence Fund. Remembrances and condolences may be shared at Hill Funeral Home in Westerville, Ohio.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 29, 2017
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