Lexie Lorraine DeLong St. John

April 13, 1925 ‒ June 25, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Lexie Lorraine DeLong St. John, age 95, of Lexington, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020, in Mill Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Galion.

She was born April 13, 1925, in West Liberty, KY, to Leander and Minnie (Prince) Johnson.

At the onset of WWII, Lexie went to work for the U.S. Government as a certified ship welder.  During an inspection, she caught the eye of Vernon Edgar DeLong, and soon the couple was married.  Together they raised a family of four children before his death in 1964.  Lexie also worked for JC Penny in the office.  She found joy and companionship with Donald E. St. John, whom she married and shared a daughter, taking his family as her own.  He also preceded her in death.

Lexie loved the Lord and her family with all her heart.  She was a 60-year member of First Congregational Church in Lexington where she taught Sunday School.  Most everyone will remember her for her famous butterscotch pie and also peanut butter fudge.

A long life rich in history, Lexie wrote many articles about life on Cow Branch in Kentucky for the Licking Valley Courier and Kentucky Explorer.

She enjoyed playing the organ and was an accomplished seamstress.  Lexie was blessed with a green thumb, putting out a big garden, and canning the harvest.  The matriarch of the family, she loved having them all in for the holidays and prepared single-handedly a huge spread of food for them to enjoy.

Surviving are her children and their spouses Chester (Gail) DeLong of Mansfield, Gene (Brenda) Delong of Galion, Currie (Shelia) DeLong of Clermont, FL, Lexanne (Steve) Dellos of Delaware and Marsha Bell of AZ;  daughters-in-law Diana DeLong and Zan St. John; 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren; a sister Mary Dean of Deland, FL; and many extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, and first and second husbands, Lexie was preceded in death by her youngest daughter Lori Michelle St. John, a son Larry St. John, grandson Larry DeLong, and siblings Carl, Anna, Vinson, Quentin “Babe”, Woodrow, Sarah, Emma, Rose, and Elizabeth.

Friends may call Monday, June 29, 2020, from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  The family requests that attendees be prepared to adhere to social distance guidelines and wear masks at your own discretion.  A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 am, in Oak Grove Memorial Park with Lexie’s grandson Pastor Christopher DeLong officiating.  Again, social distance will be observed so guests are encouraged to be prepared for the outdoors.  Friends may also watch the service live on the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, where Lexie served as Past Chairman for the Mansfield Chapter, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Homes is serving the family and encourage condolences at:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Chet, Gail and family,we are so sorry for the loss of your mom…..she was a sweet lady….always had a smile….no more suffering…..she lived a long life…..our thoughts and prayers are with you all….our love is sent your way….we love you all…..
    Tom n Lee Seaver

  • To all of Lexie’s family. Please know Denny and I will be praying for healing for all of you. Lexie was a warrior, and a very good lady. She loved all her family with her whole body and soul. You have some wonderful memories to hold on to throughout your lives. Marilyn and Denny Jackson

  • Lexanne, Steve, and to the whole family: Bill and I extend our deepest condolences. I remember spending many days and nights at your home where your mother always made me feel welcomed; not to mention the many times she willingly picked me so we go to the mall or ball games or whatever else we were up to. I am saddened knowing she will be physically absent in your lives. I know she will always be in your heart. Much love, Geri & Bill

  • My deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended to the entire family for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for her and the family.

  • Lexie seemed like a mother to me when Chet, Gene and myself were young in the Lexington school. She was a wonderful lady. Please accept our heartfelt condolences from Terry and I towards all of you.

  • My Condolences to the Delong Family. Lexie was one, that her smile would light up the room. Her warm and welcoming personality put you at ease immediately. She was such a soft spoken, sweet lady, who took a deep interest in you as a person.
    She will be deeply missed by all, but held dear in our hearts.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Love to all,
    Debbie and Gary Sattler 🙏

  • Sorry for your loss prayers for all the family.
    Enjoyed reading some of the articles she had wrote
    several years ago especially the time when she was helping Grandma plant her garden .😇
    God bless y’all!!

  • Jen and family,
    So sad to hear your grandma has died. She was such a kind lady. May the memories from happier times comfort you.

  • My heartfelt condolences and prayers are sent to you all during this time of loss and sorrow. “Lexie-Mom” was such a sweet, loving and kind lady, that she was always smiling and happy to see you. I’m sure she is rejoicing now and that she would want you to do the same for her. She had such a wonderful life!! She will be missed so much! Sending thoughts and prayers.

  • Chet, Gene, Currie, LexAnne, your spouses and extended families: What great inheritance you each can enjoy. The Longevity of life, the GRACE she has showed, her endurance throughout her life, her smile, her love: It’s all to be garnered, reveared and cherished. She’ll be forever part of YOU, your DNA and Blessed you are for having that. Her “specialness” will be with each of you for the rest of your lives, as you continue her memory with these same qualities.
    Our sincere sympathies to you all. God Bless Your families with Healing Peace.

  • Dear chet, gene & families, know your pain of losing your mom. She was a wonderful lady, she had a long life, and it is so hard to let them go, but we must. Your loss will be with you forever but so will all friends and family. Much love.