Richard E. Ankrom

September 11, 1944 ‒ May 26, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Richard E. Ankrom, age 70, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.

He was born on September 11, 1944 in Columbus to the late Leroy and Julia Ankrom. Richard was employed at AT&T in Columbus and also Jeld-Wen Windows in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #760 Mount Vernon. Richard enjoyed listening to music and taking long walks.

He is survived by his wife Sandra (Arquilla) Ankrom; two sons, Kevin and Brian Ankrom; a step-daughter Corey White; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his sister Judy Evans; his mother-in-law Dorothy Arquilla; his sisters-in-law Virginia Ankrom and Nancy Arquilla; and his brother-in-law Brad Arquilla.

Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his brother Ron Ankrom and his sister Barbara Ables.

In keeping with Richard’s wishes there will be no calling hours or service.

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  • Brian and Kevin, I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t think I have seen any of you since Kevin and Steven graduated from high school. Please extend my sympathy to your families.