Leora Orleta Courtright Bainter

August 16, 1928 ‒ January 06, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Leora Orleta Courtright Bainter, 90, passed away at the Laurels of Mount Vernon on Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was born in Coshocton, Ohio, August 16, 1928 to Mary Parks Courtright and posthumously to her father, John Courtright.  She and her husband moved from West Lafayette to Mount Vernon on May 1, 2009.

Orleta worked for several years at Edmont Glove Factory in Coshocton and retired from Curtiss Jewelry Store in Newcomerstown.  She always had a huge garden and spent summers canning and freezing.  Her many loves were of her flower beds, picnics and fishing with her husband.  She and her husband operated Maple Kennel in West Lafayette for several years.  Orleta served as an Elder at Central Christian Church in Coshocton.

Orleta is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Bainter Mahring (Ron) of Apple Valley (Howard); her son, Phillip Bainter and Jamie Sims of Anderson, S.C.; one sister, Naomi Hosfelt of Coshocton and many nieces and nephews; granddaughter, Amy Bainter and great grandson, Tyler Bainter of Dover.

In addition to her parents, Orleta was preceded in death by her husband of  66 years, Stanley Bainter; brother, Charles “Junior” Hawk; sisters, Hazel Miller, Jean Dobson, Irene Daughtery and Maxine Hall.   A stepson, John “Tim” Bainter also preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be held at the Frazeysburg Cemetery with burial following immediately. Family and friends are invited to attend the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Dogs of Knox Fund, c/o Dogs of Knox, 285 Columbus Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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  • Dear Steph, Ron, Phil, Jamie, Naomi and family, Orleta was such a loving and lovable person. I’ve really enjoyed our friendship through the years and getting to know her wonderful family too. God bless you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Val McManis and family

  • So sorry for your loss. Another angel in the Lords garden. Love and hugs
    Danny and Lonnie Hosfelt

  • Orleta’s Family: We share your sorrow and your joy as you mother joins you dad and all the saints who have gone before her. Orleta and Stan were pillars at Central Christian Church for many years. I loved sharing Bible studies and fellowship gatherings with both of them. We celebrate her life with you and will continue to pray for God’s comfort and peace for your family. May you be blessed with the wonderful memories you have of both your parents. Love and Blessings, Mickie Copenhaver Galajda

  • My heart goes out to you Stephanie and Family. Losing a Mother as sweet as yours was is such a loss. I know that she goes to our Father and is well received….God Bless you all….

  • Stephanie my thoughts have been with you for the past week. I was wondering why you were weighing so heavily on my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no other words that can be said. I will forever remember you eating your mother’s canned watermelon rind, walking around the office trying to convince me to try it. I will keep you and Ron in my prayers…..Love and Hugs

  • Deepest sympathy to Orleta’s family. She was such a special lady. I always enjoyed talking with her at Curtis’s jewelry store or at the beauty shop when my mom did her hair.. she was a great friend of our family and my mom truly enjoyed seeing her every week ( for many many years) when she got her hair done. Treasure the time and memories of her always.

    Jeff. Diane and Jennifer Meek

  • I have so many great memories of Aunt Orleta. She always brought fun to all our family gatherings. I not only remember her love of flowers and her garden, but she loved cooking and entertaining. I loved all my visits with my Mom to see in her later years as well.

    Stephanie and Phil – May all the great memories carry you through your grieving times to come.

    My deepest sympathy!

  • Stephanie and Phil: My heart goes out to you. When I think of Aunt Orleta, I see her smile and the little, ornery twinkle in her eyes. Her love for family was always evident as she always greeted us with hugs and kisses. I remember spending New Year’s Day with her and Uncle Stan while celebrating their anniversary and the new year. She was a lady of amazing faith which gives me joy. Find comfort in knowing that she is with our Heavenly Father.

    Love always,