Raymond Lewis Fiant

July 22, 1916 ‒ November 16, 2011

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Raymond Lewis Fiant, age 95, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. Raymond was born July 22, 1916 in Marion County to George Singer Fiant and Clara (Squibb) Fiant.

He was a lifetime farmer, plus owned and operated a public harness racing stable.

Raymond was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Ohio State and United States Trotters Associations.

Surviving are his daughters Lois Shaffer of Aurora and Bonnie (Sheldon) Eggleston of Canton; sons Ken (Carole) Fiant of Gambier, John (Mary Jo) Fiant of Akron and Carl Fiant of Mount Vernon; a daughter-in-law Mary Fiant Layfield; 13 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie (Lee) Fiant on January 16, 2011, a son Paul Fiant and a brother Walter Fiant.

Friends may call Sunday November 20, 2011 from 2pm to 5pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be expressed to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Private online condolence may expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Raymond L. Fiant.