Benny Joe Row

April 28, 1955 ‒ November 25, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Benny Joe Row, age 61 of Marion, passed away on November 25, 2016 at his home.

Benny was born on April 28, 1955 in Marion. Benny received his education at MARCA and also worked there for many years. He lived in a residential home through RHAM and loved his home and the staff that worked there. Benny was the kind of guy that if he met you once, he remembered you for life and loved to visit. To say Benny enjoyed sports would be an understatement. He was a loyal Ohio fan, whether it was the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns or the Cincinnati Bengals he cheered them all on. He also liked softball, bowling and watching professional wrestling. He stayed informed on all of his teams by reading the sports page daily. Every year, Benny looked forward to planning his big birthday bash; complete with a live band and a large group of family and friends. Faith was an important part of Benny’s life; he attended the Richland Road Church of Christ as much as he could.

He is survived by aunts and uncles: Patricia and Gerald Helsel, Gary and Linda Row, Larry and Jane Row, Sandra Armbruster and John and Diane Row; cousins: Debra, Stephen, Cheryl, Karen, Larry, Gina, Deanna, Jeffrey, Kevin, Julie, Jerry, Amy, David, Suzanne and Darin.

Benny is preceded in death by his mother Barbara Belt; grandparents: John and Gwendoline Row and cousin Michael.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 5PM to 7PM; Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at Richland Road Church of Christ, 535 Richland Rd., Marion at 10:30AM with Pastor Russell Howard officiating; Burial will be in Highlawn Memory Gardens in Washington Court House at 2:30PM.

If so desired, donations may be made to the church.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Row family and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Benny was real nice guy who was a pleasure to transport to and from work when I did . I wish to express my condolences to his family and friends , he will be missed at work and we are all saddened by his loss.

  • So sorry to hear of Benny’s passing. We knew his grandparents Gwen & John Row also his Mom .

    You will be in our thoughts as we are working MGH desk ;on his funeral day & John is working at Kroger on Benny viewing evening.

    there was only one Benny Row

  • To Larry and Jane and the whole row family Cheryl and I want to express Benny was a good man and always enjoy talking to him rest in peace Benny