Lilly E. (Morrison) Ocheltree
September 29, 1924 ‒ May 29, 2019
Bellville: Lilly E. (Morrison) Ocheltree, 94 years young, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, May 29, 2019 after a brief stay at the Lexington Court Care Center.
She was born September 29, 1924 in Newville, West Virginia, to Cecil and Olive Wanda Morrison. Lilly was one of 10 children. As a young lady she stayed with and worked for several families in the area. She took care of their homes and children.
At the age of 15 she gave her life to Christ and served Him almost 80 years.
She met her future husband, Olen C. Ocheltree while shredding sugar cane. He thought she was the prettiest girl he ever laid eyes on. After he served our country in World War II, they married December 23, 1946. The couple moved to Ohio and eventually settled in the home where she presently lived. Lilly worked over 30 years at the former Essex Wire in Lexington. She would say her main job was caring for her husband and children and mentoring to many.
Together they raised 5 children who will try to carry on her faith, her character, and to serve others; Bill and Kim Ocheltree of Bellville, Sharon and Carnell Bailey of Edison, Carleen and Chuck Wilson of Butler, Gary and Sandy Ocheltree of Bellville, and David and Rayann Ocheltree of Bellville. With those 5 children came numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who where her pride and joy and will continue her legacy. Also surviving are two sisters Betty Parker and Joretta Walton both of Bellville and a brother Chuck Morrison of Newark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Olen in 2010.
A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon June 1, 2019 at 2 pm in Oak Grove Memorial Park. The Rev. Dr. Michael Stine will officiate.
The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008 State Route 97, Bellville, Ohio 44813.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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