John D. Cherrington

December 30, 1926 ‒ January 29, 2001

Mt. Gilead, Ohio

John D. Cherrington, 74, of Co. Rd. 61, Edison, Ohio passed peacefully away Monday morning, January 29, 2001 in Morrow County Hospital with his family around him.

John was born on December 30, 1926, the son of the late Owen D. and Alice G. Dambaugh Cherrington in Enterprise, Ohio. He graduated from Cardington High School in 1947 after serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He retired in 1995 from H.P.M. Corporation in Mt. Gilead after 45 years of service. John was a member of the H.P.M. Retiree’s Club, the V.F.W. Post #8054, and the Canaan United Methodist Church where he served on the PPR and Trustees. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jo Morton Cherrington, whom he married June 24, 1951; one son and daughter-in-law Mark & Cathy Cherrington; two daughters & a son-in-law Jodi & Shane Gordon and Lisa Ramsey; seven grandchildren Jeremy & Jennifer Gordon, Heath, Erica, Kristen & Derek Looker, Kelli Cherrington and Nicole Corso; four great grandchildren Darian, Kendra, Cassidy and Graceon Gordon; and four sisters and a brother-in-law Irene Cherrington, Janet Collins, Kay & John Arnold, and Carol Dille.

A brother Henry Cherrington also preceded him in death.

Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mt. Gilead on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. by Pastors Bob Johncox and Joe Graham. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Canaan United Methodist Church c/o Marlene Shipman, 166 North Cherry St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338.