James Jay Ornduff

February 21, 1942 ‒ June 05, 2015

Howard, Ohio

James Jay Ornduff, age 73, of Howard, OH, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2015 at his residence. He was born on February 21, 1942 in Ottumwa, IA to the late Leonard and Frances (Gobble) Ornduff.

James loved to read, especially novels which he would easily read in 1 to 2 days. He enjoyed boating on Apple Valley Lake, loved watching sports, particularly March Madness. He was as avid movie watcher, enjoyed concerts at the Memorial Theatre, but most of all he loved his children and grandchildren.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Bonnie Ornduff, 2 sons, Jason (Karen) Ornduff of Glenview Il, and Daniel Ornduff of Chicago, Il; 3 grandchildren, Katelyn, Stephanie and Andrew.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by 2 sisters.

Friends may call from 3-4 PM on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home; 619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, where a memorial service will follow officiated by Pastor Marvin Haught.   Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery in Gambier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Salvation Army; 206 E. Ohio Ave. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James Jay Ornduff.

  • Bonnie and Carl,

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. He was a great husband and brother in law to you and I was fortunate to call him a wonderful friend. We all had a lot of fun times together and you always made me feel so at home when I visited. I’ll always remember the good time I had at the lake, sitting on the pontoon while it poured down rain. Cristi and I will never forget Carl and Jim’s adventure on Cristi’s jet ski. What fun times. Hold onto those memories. He will certainly be missed. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Uncle Jim wil be dearly missed. He was so generous and loving. I especially loved his pontoon boat rides on the 4th of July family reunions. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Bonnie, Diane and I were saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Hopefully he was not in pain and passed peacefully with his loved ones close by. Jim was always cheerful and made everyone feel at home. He was a good friend and will be missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family..

  • So sorry to hear about Jim. Though we haven’t spent much time together as adults, we were together often growing up. I thought of him and his family often and tried to keep in touch. It was always in the back of my mind that he might come back for his class reunion again and stop by. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys, Bonnie. Take care of yourself.

  • We always enjoyed seeing Mr. Ornduff at the library. He will be sadly missed. You have our deepest condolences.

    -Circulation Staff
    Public Library of Mount Vernon

  • Bonnie & family – Tom & I are so heartbroken that we will never get to share another laugh filled meal with Jim & Connie. We will cherish those times. So sorry we cannot make it to the services but will be thinking of you all that day!

    Love, Karen & Tom Baker

  • Dear Ornduff Family,

    I have known Jason Ornduff for over 10 years and his commitment to his family, above all, is one of his most remarkable traits. He had an incredible role model in his father and we share in Jason’s and your loss at Harrison & Held, LLP.

    Katarinna McBride
    Harrison & Held, LLP

  • We extend our sincere condolences to the family and will remember you in our prayers. I have worked with Jason for only a few years, but if he is any reflection of his father, then the world has lost a great man. May the memories of your good times together bring you comfort.