Lucy M. Earl

October 19, 1927 ‒ January 18, 2004

Delaware, Ohio

Lucy M. Earl, age 76 of Delaware died Sunday January 18, 2004 at St. Ann’s Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927 in Ottawa, Ohio to the late Willard and Florence (Bowman) Bennett. Lucy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, Dayton. She was a homemaker and moved to Delaware in 1993 from Trotwood, near Dayton.

Lucy loved to learn and enjoyed reading. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware, the church choir, and United Methodist Women.

Survived by Son: Dana L. (Paula) Earl of Upper Arlington, Daughters: Robin H. (James) Messner of Delaware, Gwen (Ralph) Antone of Dublin, Heather (Kevin) Ackley of Sunbury, 9 Grandchildren: Tyler, Caitie Earl, Megan, Andy, Beth Messner, Dan, Aaron Antone, Joshua and Hannah Ackley, and a brother James Bennett of San Diego, CA.

Preceded in death by her husband of 40 years: William Andrew Earl in 1991, sons: David & Daniel Earl; brother Gale Bennett; sister Cora Williams.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Rev. Bonita Rollins officiating. Graveside committal services will follow Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Lima Memorial Park, Lima, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church.

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