Lucille E. Lenzo

February 10, 1926 ‒ November 24, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Lucille Evelyn Lenzo passed away November 24th, 2019. She was a native of Chicago, Illinois, born February 10th, 1926 to Jack and Margaret Thomas. Lucille attended Parker High School in Chicago, where she was an accomplished accordion player in the Parker High School Marching Band. Lucille and her family moved to Newcomerstown, Ohio where she graduated from Newcomerstown High School. She went on to receive her degree in Education at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Lucille returned to Newcomerstown, Ohio to teach First and Third Grade. She furthered her career in Education as a Nursery School Teacher at Ohio State University.

Lucille served on the Marion General Hospital Board of Directors, as well as the Board of Directors for the School of Practical Nursing, and the Marion General Hospital Foundation Board; She served two terms as President of the Marion County Community Mental Health and Retardation Board; Lucille dedicated 17 years to establishing awareness of Mental Health within our Community, which led her to serve on the State of Ohio Mental Health Board; Lucille represented Marion County for the Ohio Children’s Services; She was the Regional Director of Women in our Community (WICS); Lucille served as the Parish Chairwoman of the Catholic Diocesan Development Fund, as well as the first Catholic School Board of Education; She was President of the Woman’s Auxiliary to the Marion County Academy of Medicine; Lucille served on the Ohio Citizens Policy Council; the Junior Service Guild; and Twig I of Marion General Hospital.

Lucille was married for 64 years to Victor G. Lenzo. They were world travelers, the highlight of all their journeys was a trip to Rome, Italy, with their five children, where she was recognized for her dedication and volunteerism with a private audience with Pope Paul VI in 1971.

Lucille was a loyal Buckeye football fan, she knew each player by name and position before the first whistle of every season. She was an avid reader, she looked forward to her weekly trip to the Library in pursuit of a good book. Above all else, she was a connoisseur of all things dipped in chocolate.

Lucille was a loving wife, mother, sister, and best friend. She inspired us to be our best and was always at our side when we were at our worst. Our Mother lived her life with such grace and dignity, she will be dearly missed.

Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Margaret Thomas; her husband, Victor G. Lenzo; and her son in law, Robert Davidson. She is survived by five children, Stephen (Joyce); Thomas (Debi); Vickie; Ronald; Jan (James Ferree); eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; and Sister, Darlene Sellers.

In lieu of flowers, we request donations in Lucille Lenzo’s name be forwarded to MDS: Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation, 4573 South Broad St. Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620 or OhioHealth Hospice Marion, Ohio.

At Lucille’s request, there will be a private service at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Lucille’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • Steve, Tom, Vicki, Ron and Janice,
    Sending our love and condolences on the death of your beautiful mother. Our families really grew up in tandem because of the close relationship our moms had. I can still see our Mom Eleanor on the phone with Lucille, rapt in conversation for a looong time with her dear friend and confidant. Lucille (with your dad Vic) remained close to our parents and were such a comfort to us during our parents’ decline. I recall a special fondue gathering after Christmas midnight Mass with both of our families.
    Even though your mom lived such a long, full and accomplished life and you were all preparing for this , we understand how hard it is to say the final goodbye from this earth.
    I know Lucille is in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus and may he hold you all close in the hollow of His hand in your sorrow and until your joyous reunion with both of your parents in Heaven.
    Mary Beth and Ron Gilligan

  • Oh my. So many stories. Delightful lady, neighbor and friend. To Vicki, Tom, Steve and family, I am very sorry to hear this.

  • We fondly remember Lucille, who was our next door neighbor for more than a decade. She was a lady of charm and warmth whose love for her family and community will long be remembered. We’ll smile as we recall Victor and Lucille, whose stately home marked the entrance to Vernon Heights Circle. Our condolences to all the family.

  • To Lucille’s wonderful (and lucky family to have had Lucille in your lives all these years) — what a loss you all have to deal with. What an amazing and accomplished woman Lucille was! What I knew most about Lucille is also what I’ve always known of her daughter, my lifelong friend, Vickie — both women being accomplished, modest, and so kind. Sending hugs and prayers and my deepest condolences.

    Cathy McCarthy

    PS — my first grandchild just arrived in October, and her name is Lucy! I will tell my daughter of this happy naming coincidence.

  • Wishing your family peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. My Sincere Sympathy

  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathies at the death of your mother. Mary Ann worked with Lucille on the Mental Health Board for nine years. We had the greatest respect for all can be so proud of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.