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Obituaries are listed here by the date of death (from most recent).
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  • Mollie MacKenzie Rechin

    Feb 2, 2016

    Mollie MacKenzie Rechin '53 died Feb. 2, 2016. She was an elementary teacher in both public and private schools and a member of Sigma Alpha Tau. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bob, two sons and two grandchildren.

  • Florence Emert

    Aug 28, 2015

    Florence Emert '42 died August 28, 2015. During World War II, she was the only female chemist in the dynamite plant where she worked.  She contracted polio and was unable to continue as a bench chemist, leading her to a career in several university science libraries, and ultimately, to Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus.  She is survived by generations of nieces and nephews.
  • Frank MarLett

    Aug 26, 2015

    Frank MarLett ’50 died Aug. 26, 2015. He was a United Methodist pastor for 43 years, serving churches in Columbus, Cleveland, Mentor, Akron, Galion and Wooster. He was district superintendent in Mount Vernon, retiring in 1992; then served part-time at West Lebanon UMC for four years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joan Waugh MarLett; three children; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  • Jon Dill

    Aug 15, 2015

    Jon Dill ’88 died Aug. 15, 2015. He was an electrician for Romanoff Electric in Columbus. He is survived by two children.

  • Vicki Smithson Arthur

    Aug 11, 2015

    Vicki Smithson Arthur ’73 died Aug. 11, 2015. She worked for AT&T and The Village Merchant. She was preceded in death by her sister, Holly Smithson Smith ’75. She is survived by her husband, Mick; four children, including Natalie Arthur ’08; five grandchildren; and sister, Bonnie Smithson ’84.

  • Carol Albright Lauthers

    Aug 11, 2015

    Carol Albright Lauthers ’64 died Aug. 11, 2015. She was a dental hygienist working for Dr. W. F. Marshall in Fairview Park, OH, for more than 30 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian  Kiess Albright ’30. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clancy; two children; four grandchildren and sister, Joanne Albright Seith ’59.

  • Joseph Booth

    Aug 11, 2015

    Joseph Booth ’65 died Aug. 11, 2015. He was a veteran of the Air Force Reserves, serving for six years as flight surgeon. He was a board certified physician, specializing in urology, in Zanesville, OH. He was a member of Zeta Phi Fraternity, played football and ran track at Otterbein. He was preceded in death by his father, Edmond Booth ’36 and an uncle, Harrison Booth ’49. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty; five children; eight grandchildren; three brothers, including James Booth ’64 and Jack Booth ’69; and niece, Jennifer Jones ’05.

  • Carla Sawyer

    Aug 7, 2015

    Carla Sawyer ’74 died July 7, 2015. She was a long-time employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren.

  • Susan Murley Barton

    Jul 25, 2015

    Susan Murley Barton ’65 died July 25, 2015. She was a teacher in Burton, OH, before she began raising a family.  She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Louis; four children; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Mary Lou Hammond McKeen

    Jul 20, 2015

    Mary Lou Hammond  McKeen ’72 died July 20, 2015. She retired after 35 years as a school teacher for the Westerville City Schools. She was a volunteer at both the Hanby House and Ohio Village for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jean Cook Hammond ’40 and Granville Hammond ’40. She is survived by one daughter; two grandchildren; sisters, Carol Hammond Orndorf ’69, Gayle Hammond Peterson ’73, Linda Hammond Smith ’75; and and brother-in-law, Richard Orndorff ’65.

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