Deena Arter

May 26, 1975 ‒ August 18, 2015

Centerburg, Ohio

Deena Arter, age 40, of Centerburg died late Tuesday night, August 18, 2015 at Zusman at the Ross in Columbus.

She was born on May 26th, 1975 in New Eagle, PA the daughter of Jamie (Nichols) Stout.  As a teenager, it may have taken a little while, but once it happened, Tom Stout was forever her Dad and their family was complete.  Tom and Jamie reside in Columbus.

Jamie described Deena as the “glue” that held her together, as she raised a young child as a single mother, and as Deena’s illness grew worse, the roles were reversed and Jamie became that glue.  Tom described Deena as being just like her mom.

Her “babies”, Sam, age 12, Cameron, age 9, and Rigby, age 8 were the most important part of her life.

She enjoyed camping as a family and spending time with her 3 best friends, Kendra, Cindy, and Becky; together they were the “four musketeers”.

In addition to her Mom and Dad and her children, she is survived by her best friend Joe Vermillion, and the father of her children, Bryan Arter of Centerburg.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio with Celebrant Don Lockwood officiating.  Friends may call from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

The Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to handle the arrangements for Deena.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at .

  • Deena you were an amazing person! I loved every minute we worked together! You will truly be missed by so many.God always takes the good ones to soon! I love you and I will never forget you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family!

  • I am so sorry for your loss …… She was such an amazing friend and mother…. She will be missed dearly.

  • My heart is heavy today. You treated my daughter Kailey & grand daughter kinlee as if they were your own and for that I will always be grateful. You were a great woman & mother. You will live on in the hearts and memories of so many. I will pray that the Lord holds your children, family & friends close. RIP, You will be missed Deena.

  • I never knew her, but it’s obvious that she was much loved and will be terribly missed. My Condolences to her family & friends…especially her children.

  • Sending our sympathy & love to Deena’s family & friends. Praying for comfort & peace for all who loved her.

  • I love you so much aunt deena! You were always the sweetest person to be around. So caring and loving. I will miss your sweetness! Remember you will forever be in our hearts & we will be sure to watch over the kids for you! Just promise to watch over all of us! Love you so much. Rest easy my angel. ❤

  • It’s so sad that God took you away so soon. But they say he does things for a reason. Deeana im glad that Sammy and Kyleigh were able to b good friends when they were younger. I enjoyed the times we had together as neighbors. Rest in peace my friend and I hope to see you again one day soon.

  • Deena, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you, but I have worked with your mother for years at Smiths Medical. She is very special to me. May you rest in peace. I hope your family finds peace during this difficult time.

  • We cannot dig down deep enough to the find the words that could comfort you and Deena’s children. But you are all in my prayers and thoughts . There is a quote I would like you to remember and think of often by Ellen Brenneman that I have always loved and feel it is so, so true:

    “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part.”

    Love you


  • Jamie, may God wrap you in his loving arms and provide the strength and comfort that only He can. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jamie, May you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jamie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

  • I work with Tom at Barrington. I know how much he loved Deena. You have my sympathies. I will keep you in my prayers.

  • It was an honor and privilege to meet and care for Deena during her cancer battle. She fought hard and my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. She had a wonderful family supporting her and knew you all loved her with all your hearts. Heaven has gained a new angel to now watch over you all and she will never be forgotten. We will continue to fight hard to end this horrible thing called cancer.

  • To Deena’s husband, her wonderful children, her parents, and all of her family and friends…we are so sorry for your loss. Deena touched our lives and for that we will be forever grateful. May the pain of these days fade and the wonderfulness of Deena become a shining light in you life. Love Robert And Millie Porter

  • I am sorry for your loss, I visited Deena with Kendra in May. I know the girls and kids had a wonderful weekend together a great memory for all of them. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  • Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your friends at Barrington are thinking of you.

  • Please accept my deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. Since death is an enemy that rob us of the joy of being with our loved ones and hurts us so deeply, we need encouragement to cope with such difficult times. The Bible has proven to be the best source for such encouragement. The Bible at Revelation 21:1-4 helps us to appreciate that Almighty God has the power to do away with sickness and death. Also, Isaiah 33:24 states: “No resident will say: ‘I am sick.’ The blessing of God will eventually include the elimination of all suffering due to poor health. Cancer, heart trouble and all other diseases that cause humans pain and unhappiness will simply not exist. I sincerely hope that these scriptures from the Bible will bring your family much comfort and hope.

  • When I think of Deena I think Free Spirited, smiling and laughing. Deena was a very important part of my life several years ago. We spent many days together and many years working together. She taught me how to smile all the time and laugh at just about anything that life threw at you. Deena was always willing to help others and we did get ourselves into some strange predicaments trying to help others at times. She has one of the most beautiful souls of anyone I have ever known! Even though our lives led us down separate roads she has always had a very special loving place in my heart and always will. I have no doubt that Deena is with God now in Heaven with no suffering no pain. Jaimie and Tom I will continue to pray for you and her beautiful children for peace in your hearts someday.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family right now. Please know that the Barrington team is with you in heart and spirit.

  • My condolences go out to you and your family. Losing someone dear to you is never easy but I know that she’ll be a beautiful angel watching over your entire family.

    Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
    If you’re alive, it isn’t.
    -Richard Bach

  • My heartfelt, sincere sympathy to you and all of your family, Jamie. There are no words so I send my love, virtual hugs and my prayer that the God of all comfort will wrap you in His loving arms.

  • I also work with Tom at Barrington. He shared how much he loves Deena and her children. My heartfelt sympathy to you and all of your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Tom and family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your loving memories bring comfort to you and your family as you grieve Deena’s loss.
    Lauren Kowalski (Barrington)

  • Our Sincere thoughts & Sympathy to you all in your loss of Deena. You had her dressed good & looking nice for her funeral. I can only imagine how much grief you are feeling. May God Bless you all and help you through this difficult time and in the days to come. May you be Blessed and Comforted by the Loving Memories you have of her. Bless you always. With Love, <3