Alice MacBlane

September 07, 1911 ‒ August 25, 2008

Delaware and Sunbury, Ohio

Alice MacBlane, age 96, of Delaware formerly of Sunbury, died Monday, August 25, 2008 at Country View of Sunbury.

She was born September 7, 1911 in Prairie County, Arkansas to the late John B. and Ollie M. (Randolph) Sweet. Originally from Columbus, she moved to Sunbury/Galena area in 1958 and to Delaware in 1996. A homemaker, she had also worked as a cookie packer for the Kroger Bakery and was a member of Sunbury Christian Church.

Alice was a loving mother and grandmother. She possessed great wisdom in all things and was a confidant encourager to every one. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survived by Daughters: Janet (Jim) Thatcher of Sunbury, Shirley (Robert) Schontzler of Aiken, S.C. Grandchildren: Colleen (Jerry) Stambaugh of Centerburg, Stephen (Valerie) Thatcher of Centerburg, Bradd (Georgina) Skinner of Bristow, VA, Great-grandchildren: Ashley (Everett) Haley of Newark, Aunna Stambaugh of Centerburg, Derrick, Madison, Donovan Skinner of Bristow, VA, Gavin, and Gracyn Thatcher of Centerburg.

Preceded in death by her husband of 68 years: Jesse A. MacBlane on October 29, 2003, her twin brother Alonzo Sweet, and sisters: Dorothy Ishler on July 13, 2008, Elsie Stevens, Pauline Johnson, Elford Alexander, and Ruby Sweet.

Friends may call Thursday 4-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral services will be held Friday 10:30 a.m., Michael D. Bratten, Minister officiating, interment Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

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