Glen H. Dearth

April 09, 1955 ‒ September 14, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio

Glen H. Dearth, age 61 of Sunbury, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Bennington Glen in Marengo.

He was born on April 9, 1955 in Bernhausen, Germany to the late James and Jeanne Dearth.  Raised in a modest military family, Glen worked hard as a self-achiever to get to where he was in his business life and personal life.

Glen graduated from Dover High School in the class of 1973 and umpired youth baseball to put himself through college; graduating Cum Laude, from Ohio University in the class of 1976.  He was the founder of Morning View Care Centers in 1979 and Bennington Glen Nursing Center in Marengo in 1999.

Ohio Health Care Association Past President (1993-1995): Vice President (1991-1993): Treasurer (1989-1991): OHCA Executive Committee (1989-1997): Chairman Legislative Committee, member Facility Standards Committee, Member Political Action Committee, Chairman ICF/MR Task Force, appointed by House Speaker Vern Riffe as a member of the Reimbursement Study Committee charged with developing a new prospective reimbursement system. Appointed by Governors, Dick Celeste and George Voinovich to two 3 year terms as a member of the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators, Chairman of the continuing Education Committee.

Appointed by Speaker JoAnn Davidson as a member of the LTC insurance task force.  Member, The Ohio State University Faculty Core of Knowledge for Administrators in Training that did not have direct entry to LNHA Exam (12 Years).

Glen in his spare time enjoyed golf, deep sea fishing, boating, watching The Ohio State Buckeyes football and basketball, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns, and the OU Marching Band.  He also enjoyed watching Robert Schuller and the Hour of Prayer and was an avid reader of motivational speakers.

He loved music and enjoyed going to concerts.  Glen was a big Harry Chapin fan, and enjoyed listening to his music whenever he could.  In fact, he was quite proud of the benefit concert he arranged in Dover where Harry Chapin performed.

Family was an extremely important part of Glen’s life.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years: Peggy (Dietzel) Dearth and they were married on May 9, 1987 in Dover; step-daughters: Cara (Jerry) Yost-Gilpin of Palm City, FL, Beth (Kyle) Yost-Morden of Seattle, WA; grandchildren: Skylyn Gilpin, Griffin Morden; brothers: Doug Dearth of Dover, Danny Dearth of Hagerstown, MD; Mother-in-law: Charlene Dietzel of Johnstown; Aunt Clara Mae; sisters-in-law Terri (Brent) Fetters, Connie (Don) Ryan, and Donna LaValle; brother in law Jim (Donna) Dietzel; and many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by his parents James and Jeanne Dearth and father-in-law: Richard Dietzel.

Friends may call on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Rebecca Shaw-Piatt officiating.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Glen’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at .