Theodore L. “Ted” McKendrick

October 06, 1936 ‒ June 18, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Theodore L. “Ted” McKendrick, age 80, of Marengo died unexpectedly Sunday, June 18, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born on October 6, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late George H. and Julia (Hazzard) McKendrick.

On June 15, 1963, he married Donna L. Dixon in Columbus, Ohio.  While they just celebrated 54 years of marriage, they’ve actual been together for 60 years.  Donna was 11 years old when their friendship began.

Ted served in the United States Army as a paratrooper and a Platoon sgt. From 1954-1957.

He was a member of the Marengo United Methodist Church for 35 years where he was an usher and active in Sunday School.

Before retirement in 1995, he worked as a research technician for Battelle Research in Columbus for 34 years.  In fact, he was the guy that would ride is Yamaha motorcycle to work year-round; rain, sun, snow, sleet, you name it.

He loved playing the harmonica and Jeopardy, but most important was being surrounded by his loving family.

In addition to his wife, Donna he will be missed by his son Tim and his wife Amanda of Edison; daughters Melany McKendrick of Mount Gilead and Kathleen DeMarks of Cincinnati, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and sister Sharon (Pat) Hensel of Blacklick, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers William and Nelson; and his sister Eileen Kellogg.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1 PM at the Marengo United Methodist Church.  Friends may call on the family from 11 AM until the time of the service.  Inurnment will take place privately at Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. McKendrick’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • Donna and family. We are so sorry to hear of Ted passing. He was a great neighbor and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. May God wrap His loving arms around you. Richard and Suzanne Alexander

  • Kathleen and family. It is so hard to let go of a loved one. Our prayers and love goes to you. No words can heal anything but, time does help to heal, You`ll miss and love him more each yr. The Lord has another great angel in haven watching down on you each day. Don & Linda Blair