Viola Diana Veach
December 09, 1927 ‒ June 09, 2020
Viola Diana Veach passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Colonial Manor. She was 92.
She was born December 9, 1927, to parents Howard R. & Freddie Mae (Bowles) Blankenship in Rock Castle, West Virginia. Viola’s family later moved to Mansfield, Ohio, during which time she was a nanny for a family in town. Her senior year she was invited to move with that family to Princeton, New Jersey, where she graduated from Princeton High School in with the class of 1945. After graduation Viola moved back to Mansfield and met Jack E. Veach on a blind date. They married on July 3, 1948, and the pair were married for 55 years until his passing on December 26, 2003.
Viola worked on the assembly line at Mansfield Plumbing Products for 18 1/2 years until retiring. After retirement, she worked for 13 years at Taco Bell on Hanley Road in Mansfield.
In her spare time, Viola took pleasure in crocheting, crafting, babysitting her grandchildren, and playing euchre and most recently Skip-Bo. She also enjoyed traveling to Sanford and Orange City, Florida where she and Jack spent many winters. Viola was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her children Terrel (Peggy) Veach and Marjene “Marti” (Phillip) Smith; grandchildren Kerri (Rich) Dobec, Scott (Kim) Smith, Tammy (Tom) Dishman and Terry Burkhart; great-grandchildren Krista, Erin, Madison, Marissa, Tyson, Tanner, Courtney, Austin, Aleona, and Lexi; and a great-great-grandson Knox.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Veach; great-grandson Todd; brother Charles R. (Jane) Blankenship; and sister Helen Swift.
A memorial service in Viola’s memory will take place Friday, June 19, 2020, at 11 a.m. with an hour prior to calling in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville. Chaplain Doug Olsen will speak. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Contributions in Viola’s memory to the Colonial Manor Activities Department may be made at the funeral home or mailed to 747 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, Loudonville, Ohio 44842.
Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Viola’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com