Josephine A. Ulery

September 17, 1925 ‒ June 26, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Josephine “Jo” A. Ulery, age 91 of Delaware went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Monday morning, June 26, 2017 at the Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home.

She was born on September 17, 1925 to the late Paul and Ann (Mostalski) Gaccek.

In 1950, she was introduced to her future husband, Charles Harold Ulery. Together they shared 63 years of marriage. She held tight to their wedding vows and she was devoted and faithful to him in every way. Sadly, Charles passed away in 2014.

In 1954, Charles founded the Delaware Floor Company and Josephine worked by his side. The business continues in the second generation today, under the operation of their son.

Josephine attended Delaware Grace Brethren Church where she faithfully volunteered with the kitchen, children’s ministry and bible study. She also worked on the weekly bulletin. She enjoyed walking and listening to music and she always looked forward to family gatherings and holidays surrounded by her loving family.

A very friendly and giving woman, her heart was open to bringing joy to anyone she possibly could.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl A. (Steve) Chapman of Worthington, Susan M. (Robert) Harding of Columbus, Thomas C. (Lurrel) Ulery of Delaware and Joan E. (Edward) Oliver of Delaware; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was also preceded in death by 3 brothers Joe, John and Albert and 4 sisters Mary, Helen, Virginia and Viola.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services celebrating her life will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Dan Hermiz officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Josephine’s memory may be made to the Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, OH 43015 or to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive #170, Columbus, OH 43231.

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  • I fondly remember your Mama well as she would gather at the Lincoln house for coffee and chat with my Mama , Georgia and Eileen . If I couldn’t find the children I was watching most likely they went to play with the Ulery children , she was a kind woman always had her smile on . Many blessings to you all , it was an honor to know your Mama , Marty ( Jumper ) Chan

  • Loved your Mom to Pieces. Always so happy and smiling and loved seeing her on my way to work at Grady. Loved seeing her and Betty Chapman at Delaware Grace. God be with you Cheryl and Families. Prayers.

  • When Aunt Jo came to NY to visit, my dad had just become a grandpa. His pride and joy was his granddaughter Natalie. My brother and his wife would not allow my dad the pleasure of holding the baby. My brother is not a very nice person. BUT, my Aunt Jo went over, picked up the baby and handed her to my dad. Mom and I have never forgotten that gesture of chutzpa and bravery she showed that day. My aunt Jo has always been that type of woman in my eyes. She was very kind to me when I was 12 and allowed me to come to her home and spend the summer there. A city kid from NY, this was like being at camp for me. I got to swim and play with cousins. I remember the Lincoln boys across the street finding and raising a baby squirrel. My aunt took us to the movies to see an Elvis movie and she surprised me by buying an Elvis 45 single. I realize now that money was probably tight but she never complained having an additional kid for the summer. My dad loved his baby sister and took a protective posture around her. She was a wonderful woman and I will always remember her fondly with love.

  • Moving into her neighborhood has been such a blessing. She really loved the house on Liberty and after she moved out there was always the occasional walk of her and family going up the alley with I’m sure many wonderful memories. I have been very fortunate to cross paths with her and Charles again at Sarah Moore and it has been a blessing over the years to meet there needs and to talk to her devoted children who have come daily to be with her. She will be greatly missed by me and our staff at Sarah Moore .

  • Cheryl and all of your mother’s family and friends, I send my deepest condolences. I pray God’s comfort and peace upon you all at this time, and that you share fond memories as you gather together to celebrate her life.