Rebecca A. Sheets

April 21, 1919 ‒ January 31, 2011

Delaware, Ohio

Rebecca A. Sheets, age 91 of Delaware died peacefully Monday evening, January 31, 2011 at the Centrum of Willow Brook Christian Village.

She was born on April 21, 1919 to Guy and Mabel (Gephart) Dawson in Pickaway Co.. At the age of one she moved to Fayette Co., then Madison Co., moving to Brown Twp. in Delaware Co. when she was 16. A graduate of Brown Twp High School in Kilbourne, she attended OSU.

On September 20, 1940, she married her high school sweetheart; Glenn T. Sheets, together they shared a wonderful life of 67 years on the same farm, making a home and raising a family. Glenn passed away on December 3, 2007.

She is survived by son James (Carol) Sheets of Delaware, daughters: Mary Anne (Mike) Slattery of Bath, OH, Grandchildren: Sarah Maxwell (Anthony) Meyer, Leann (Randle) Sheets Hamon, Laura Ann Sheets, Great-grandchildren: Aidin Kalbaugh, Rheyse Hamon, James Maxwell Meyer, Brother: Richard (Dottie) Dawson of Delaware, 2 nieces, and a nephew, as well as numerous friends.

She was also preceded in death by daughter Rebecca Sue Maxwell in 2009.

A charter member of Kilbourne Child Study Club, she was a 29 year Grady Hospital Volunteer, a 4-H counselor, active in the Extension Homemakers, Sunday School and Church. She was also a member Farm Bureau Council, Berlin Grange No. 629, and the Ladies Aux. of the National Cattleman’s Association – The Cowbelles.

She and Glenn enjoyed traveling, visiting many states including, Hawaii, Alaska; as well as Canada, Western Europe, England, and Ireland. Many winters were spent in Sun City West, Arizona near Phoenix. While strong willed and independent, her generous and loving qualities will long be remembered.

Memorial services will be held Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Terrace Room at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware with Pastor Julie Carmean officiating.

Burial will take place privately for her family in Green Mound Cemetery; arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the William Street United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Willow Brook Christian Village.

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