Marlin R. Henthorn
July 02, 1940 ‒ September 22, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Marlin R. Henthorn, 77, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday morning, September 22, 2017, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He was born July 2, 1940, in Parkersburg, WV to the late Richard M. and Pauline M. (Dixon) Henthorn.
He graduated from Andrew Barber College in Columbus, and owned and operated Henthorn Painting and Decorating which he inherited from his father, Richard. He also owned Henthorn Contracting, and worked at Peabody Galion for several years. Marlin retired from Ariel Corporation in Mount Vernon after 20 years of service.
In addition to his work, Marlin was an active member of the Pine Street First Church of God. He served as a Church Board member, as well as a Monroe Township Trustee. Marlin enjoyed spending his free time gardening, building, driving his back-hoe, playing in a bluegrass band, and always helping any neighbor in need.
Marlin is survived by his loving wife of over 56 years, Phyllis J. (Simmons) Henthorn; children, Penny (Dr. Wayne) Cummings of Westerville and Todd (Amy) Henthorn of Gahanna; beloved brother, Lowell (Carlene) Henthorn of Howard; seven grandsons: Brandon (Heather), Austin (Kayla), Alexander, Jordan, Jaxon, Samuel, and Calvin; three great-grandchildren: Kinley, Barrett and Caden; and numerous nieces and nephews. Marlin was blessed with brothers and sisters-in-law whom he loved and cherished, spending many hours together enjoying each other’s company. Marlin was blessed to have a number of very close, devoted friends whom were truly part of his family.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon. A funeral service celebrating the life of Marlin will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Pine Street First Church of God, 10 Pine St., Mount Vernon. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Pastor Dan Oakes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pine Street Church of God Building Fund.
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