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Obituaries

Obituaries are listed here by the date of death (from most recent).
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  • Edward "Sonny" D'Andrea

    Feb 16, 1951 –  Aug 4, 2017

    Sony D'Andrea '73 died Aug. 4, 2017.  He was an elementary teacher at Lincoln Elementary, Gahanna, before becoming co-owner of four Dairy Queens, including the Westerville landmark. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Frank Petti '49.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rose; one son; and brother, Robert D'Andrea '75.
  • Joanne Yohn Colberg

    Jun 16, 1934 –  Jul 12, 2017

    Joanne Yohn Colberg '56 died July 12, 2017.  She was a medical technologist at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, and helped found the cytology lab there.  She retired from Pathology Associates after 20 years as a cytotechnologist there.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Yohn '26 and Agnes Tryon Yohn '25; and aunt, Jane Tryon Bolin '42.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul; two daughters; six grandchildren; and brother, David Yohn '51.
  • Julia Mokry DeGrandchamp

    Nov 3, 1923 –  Jul 10, 2017

    Julia Mokry DeGrandchamp '45 died July 10, 2017. She was an elementary school teacher for 41 years.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Leslie Mokry Sr. '47 and one son.  She is survived by a daughter; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marilyn Steiner Mokry '47; nephew, Les Mokry '72; and niece, Jana Mokry Mullen '74.
  • Michael Grayem

    Jan 21, 1944 –  Jul 7, 2017

    Mike Grayem '66 died July 7, 2017.  He was an English teacher and basketball coach in Hamilton Township, Westerville and Reynoldsburg schools; and spent time behind the counter at Blacklick Woods Golf Course.  He was preceded in death by one grandchild and sister-in-law, Janet Jenkins Halberg '54. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jill Jenkins Grayem '66; sister-in-law, Sandra Salisbury Jenkins '64; and brother-in-law, Tom Jenkins '62.
  • Elizabeth Glor Allen

    Sep 26, 1942 –  Jun 27, 2017

    Liz Glor Allen '64 died June 27, 2017.  She taught elementary school in Cincinnati, Minneapolis and Columbus.  When she moved to Arizona, she was elected president of the Catalina Foothills School Board.  She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Hugh Allen '62; three sons; three grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Glor Pagliaro '61, Barbara Glor Martin '62 and  Ellen Glor Dunston '69; and brother-in-law, Richard Dunston '69.
  • Miatta Koroma

    May 14, 1937 –  Jun 21, 2017

    Mit Koroma '65 died June 21, 2017.  After graduation from Otterbein, she taught English in Sierra Leone at the Harford School for Girls and the Albert Academy Boys School. She is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.
  • Philip E. Barnhart

    Sep 2, 1930 –  Jun 19, 2017

    Phil Barnhart died on June 19, 2017.  He joined the science department faculty at Otterbein in 1959 and retired in 1995.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther.  He is survived by two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  • Margaret Jeanne Talley

    Jun 15, 1933 –  Jun 15, 2017

    Jeanne Talley died June 15, 2017.  She retired from Otterbein University where she was director of minority affairs and associate director of admission for 21 years.  She was preceded in death by one son. She is survived by her husband, Robert; three children; nine grandchildren, including Aaron Talley '10; and two great-grandchildren.
  • Rodney L. Cross

    Oct 27, 1967 –  Jun 11, 2017

    Rodney Cross '96 died June 11, 2017.
  • Beth Sanders Hills

    Jun 28, 1951 –  Jun 5, 2017

    Beth Sanders Hills '73 died June 5, 2017.  She was a sales rep with Ricoh for more than 20 years.  She is survived by one sister.

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