Devie L. D'Anniballe
49, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2010 after battling melanoma for several months. Born in Covina, California, she had been a Stark County resident for the past 23 years; most of that time residing in North Lawrence. Devie was a member of Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church where she loved worshiping the Lord with her many friends.
Devie, loving wife and mother, was known for her creativity and her ability to make people smile and laugh. Family meant the world to Devie. She was happy and proud to recently be able to spend time with her four new adopted grandchildren. Devie loved children and making people happy. Following are some of the activities where Devie served during her life: Brownie leader, Cub Scout leader, 4-H leader, Sunday school teacher, animal rescue volunteer, softball assistant, support for the men and women of the US armed forces, and she loved taking her two dogs to visit nursing home residents. She believed strongly in helping others and touched many lives. Devie was creator of the mini-plush lop rabbit breed, a project that took her over twelve years to complete.
She was preceded in death by her sister Julie Householder; Survivors include husband of twenty eight years Craig; children Justin D'Anniballe and Kim (Mark) Kintner; grandchildren Rose, Wally, Steven and Lily; parents Melvin and Barbara Householder; brother Stan Fisk; sisters Kennie Kahn, Susie Haigwood, Laura Cochran and Stephanie Fisher and numerous nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010, 3 P.M., at Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church, 14411 Orville Rd NW, North Lawrence, Pastor Ignatius David officiating. Inurnment at Newmans Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-3 P.M. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Devie's name may be made to Chapel of the Cross United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to AIM at Melanoma, 3217 Bob O Link Court, Plano, Texas 75093 or AIM at Melanoma's online website http://www.aimatmelanoma.org
The mission of AIM at Melanoma is to increase support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors and caregivers.
Published by The Repository from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2010.