Cecil Isaac Worner
May 07, 1933 ‒ August 28, 2011
LEXINGTON: Cecil Isaac Worner, of Lexington passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 in his home. He was 78.
Cecil was born in Bellville on May 7, 1933 to Wilbur and Erma (Clever) Worner. He graduated from Bellville high school and went on to serve in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After his time in the service he returned home and began working at Westinghouse.
Cecil then began his career as a mail carrier delivering mail to families across Mansfield and Lexington until his retirement in 1992. Following retirement Cecil volunteered to serve his community through meals on wheels. Recently he volunteered as an escort at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, lending a helping hand to visitors arriving at the hospital.
Known as the “Euchre Champ”, Cecil’s name often appeared in the local paper for winning tournaments. He usually traveled across Richland County in search for the next Euchre tournament. Cecil was a member of First English Lutheran Church, Buckeye Iron Will Club, Bellville American Legion Post #535, and Appleseed Square Dance Team. He was also a member of local bowling leagues, bowling at Park Lanes every single Wednesday evening in his younger years. A true competitor Cecil loved playing slow pitch softball, his domain was the outfield. Playing for over three decades, Cecil took the field even into his mid 60’s. Recently Cecil and his son David enjoyed attending Cleveland Indians baseball games.
A kind-hearted grandpa, Cecil was his grandchildren’s biggest fan. From softball, basketball or soccer, and choir concerts as well, Cecil was an encourager, always praising his grandkids.
Always a familiar face, Cecil knew just about everyone. He loved the Bellville Street Fair, seeing old friends and was also an everyday face at Paul Revere Restaurant.
Cecil enjoyed his collection of antique Farmall tractors including his Cub, Super A and 130 tractors.
Dependable and honest, Cecil was a pillar of strength for his family. He will be remembered for his integrity, someone who stood firm on his Christian morals. Cecil dearly loved and supported his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Diana & Michael Kelley of Mansfield and son and daughter-in-law Dr. David & Stacy Worner of Bellville; grandchildren Casey Kelley and Brianne, Brody, & Brooklynn Worner; sisters Marge Dailey of Florida and Evelyn Wagner of Lexington; sister-in-law Beverly Worner of Mansfield
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth, in 1992 and siblings Rexford Worner, Richard Worner, Maxine Barber, and Frank Worner.
The Worner family will receive friends Friday September 2, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 11a.m. The Rev. Paul Larson will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Contributions in Cecil’s memory to the Bellville American Legion Post #535 or to the Troy Township Fire Fighters Association may be made through the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Worner family and private condolences may be made to them at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com