Cathryn Mann

April 20, 1929 ‒ May 04, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Cathryn Mann, age 88 of Delaware and formerly of Galena passed away Thursday morning, May 4, 2017 at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.

She was born on April 20, 1929 in New Richmond, Ohio to the late Raymond and Mabel (Turner) Oetzel. A graduate of New Richmond High School in 1947, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College. Cathryn taught grades 2-6 in her younger years.

She married Olen Mann in 1953 and together they shared 61 wonderful years.  Always a steadfast supporter of her husband, after teaching she worked as his receptionist with the Delaware Chiropractic Center. Sadly Olen died in 2014.

She attended the Unity Church in Delaware and was a member of the AAUW and CCL.  Cathryn enjoyed needle point, quilting, sewing, and tending to her garden.  Other passions included traveling, drives through the mountains, as well as reading and journaling.  Cathryn was happiest crafting something with a needle and thread.  She will be remembered for her love of family, especially her granddaughters.

She is survived by daughters:  Cynthia Kay (Carl) Eyman of Sunbury, Donna Jean (Stephen) Favor of Westerville; grandchildren: Laren (Bryan) Cox, Ashleigh (Cass) Brown, Erin (Josh) Waldman, Lynsey (Jeff) Polley, Leah (Nick) Pahren; great grandchildren: Mackenna & Brody Cox, Logan & Lincoln Brown, Jaxon & Colton Polley, and Charlotte Waldman; brother: Robert (Sally) Oetzel; sister Norma Jean (Roy) Graybill, and sister-in-law Naomi Oetzel.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Charles Oetzel.

Friends may call 1:00 – 2:30 pm Monday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074 where services will follow at 2:30 pm, with Chaplain Kyle Bucholz officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice or Willow Brook Christian Village.

Condolences may  be expressed at

  • My sincere condolences to the family of Cathryn Mann. May you find comfort in your loving memories memories, and in God’s promise to soon to “swallow ip death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

  • Dear Sue and Rick so sorry to hear of the loss of your aunt. I will keep your family in my prayers much love Susan

  • Dear Cindy and Donna and families,
    We have many good memories of your mom- and your dad, too-
    at the family reunions in Findlay. We remember sitting and visiting
    and sharing memories together and laughing.
    We will not be able to celebrate her life in person, but will be thinking of you
    and praying for you.
    Love, Liz and Mike