Ted C. Severance

May 12, 1960 ‒ September 19, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ted C. Severance, 59, of Mt. Gilead and formerly of Sunbury, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness.

Ted was born on May 12, 1960 in Westerville, son of  Ronald G. and Suzanne E. (Mills) Severance. Growing up in Center Village and during his early years, Ted attended the Big Walnut Schools where he  became very active in sports.  He loved playing baseball, basketball and football.  During his junior year, he transferred to the Centerburg High School where he again enjoyed and excelled in sports, graduating in 1978.  He was employed by Alco Distributors in Westerville for 32 years.  He was a past member of the Sunbury Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Ted loved his pontoon boat, camping, as well as traveling.  Ted was a huge fan of The Ohio State University football and was often seen wearing the OSU colors and apparel.  Ted was a prankster and loved to kid people.  He was a loyal friend to all that he met and especially loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda K. (Burke) Severance, whom he married on June 8, 2013 in Maui where he had requested The OSU fight song be played while walking down the aisle. His mother, Suzanne (Mills) Severance, Sunbury: Two sisters, Thresa (Ed) Karn of Danville and Lisa (Chuck) Stanley of Mt. Vernon; Nephew, Justin (Katie) Stanley, Niece, Jordan Stanley,and nephews, Seth Karn and Jacob Karn; and a great nephew, Zachary Stanley; Brother-in-laws, Rob (Deb) Burke, Ron (Julie) Burke, Larry (Nancy) Burke, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald G. Severance in Dec. 2011.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 pm on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the DeVore Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury,Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, with Pastor Frank Carl of Genoa Baptist Church, officiating.  In Ted’s memory, please feel free to attend services in OSU colors and apparel.  Burial to follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

Memorial contributions may be given to: St. Jude Children’s hospital or to Mansfield Ohio Health Hospice.

The Devore Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury is honored to serve the Severance family.

To share memories or to leave a condolence, please visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • I am saddened to see another student pass over. My condolences to all the family. I remember Ted when he was at Big Walnut. Your family has been a positive force in the Big Walnut community.

  • Aunt Suzanne, Thresa, Lisa and family,
    I am so saddened by the passing of Ted! My deepest sympathies to all. Growing up we all had really great times and it just doesn’t seem possible to lose someone so young. Take comfort that he is no longer in pain, and he is at peace. I love you all🥰🙏🏻

  • Thresa

    Sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. I recently came across some pictures of us on our trip to Levi State park in Kentucky to play ball. Was a great time and memory. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Brenda, we are so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing, I sure remember Ted being such a gentle soul! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Brenda, I am shocked and saddened to learn of Teds passing. You have my deepest sympathy. May the good lord place his hands on your shoulders and comfort you and give you strength during these long difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Brenda, so sorry to hear about this loss. I pray you find peace in the midst of this storm, and that the loving hand of our Father comforts you and your family during this time.

  • Big T and little K will always remember the Great times we had with Ted. You are in our thoughts and prayers and always here for you
    Luv Ya,
    Team Sparks. GoBucks!

  • We are deeply saddened by the news of Ted’s passing. Sent with love and remembrance to get through this tough time. Our most sincere condolences.

  • I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Ted’s passing; I was a classmate of his at Big Walnut, and remember him as being such a sweet guy! To Brenda and family; living out of state prohibited me from being there but please know I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.