Rodney R. Thorpe

September 14, 1973 ‒ December 04, 2007

Marengo, Ohio

Rodney Thorpe, 34, of Marengo died unexpectedly, Tuesday December 4, 2007 at his home.

He was born on September 14, 1973 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Vickie Ann Ruth of Marengo and the late Robert E. Thorpe.

Rodney has lived in Marengo for 16 years since moving here from Columbus. While there, he attended Independence High School, where he played and was very good at, his favorite sport, football.

His proudest achievement were his kids and his role as a stay at home Dad. He would even call himself “Mr. Mom”. Rodney always found time for his kids and could spend countless hours playing football with them.

Rodney always looked forward to family vacations in Canada. He was an avid fisherman and would go anytime he had the chance.

He was also quite the chef, coming up with any number of “concoctions” in the kitchen. Meals with Rodney were always a surprise.

Most importantly, Rodney had a warm heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was always being a clown looking for ways to make you laugh.

In addition to his mother Vickie, he will be missed by his step dad Jerry Ruth; grandparents Myrtle and Dave Fee and Ken and Dorothy Ruth all of Marengo; children Kyle, Anthony, and Jadin Thorpe and Laura Steinbrook; grandson Jordan Steinbrook; sister Shannon Thorpe of Marengo; step brother Jerry Ruth Jr. of Marion; step sister Kimberly Ruth of Marion; two nieces; four nephews, several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

In addition to his dad he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Billie Copley and paternal grandparents Freda and Raymond Thorpe.

Friends may call on the family on Saturday December 8, 2007 from 4-7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held there on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the family C/o First Knox Bank, 17 West High Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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