Viola Diana Veach

December 09, 1927 ‒ June 09, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

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

  • So,sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed Viola and loved her laugh. Very sweet lady. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Gail and I are so sorry for your loss. Vi was a precious lady, always smiling, always glad to see us. She tickled me she always called Gail, Juney. We will miss her.

  • I was so blessed to have spent time with Vi while working at Kingston . We formed a friendship that I will cherish always. Her laughter was infectious and she had such a loving heart. Prayers to all who loved her. ❤️

  • You’ll be missed here but I know your happy to be back with grandpa. Give grandpa and Todd hugs and lots of love for me. I know one day I’ll see you all again. I love you grandma.

  • Your mom always seemed to have a smile on her face. She was full of life and love. May God comfort your heart and help you remember many good memories.

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We hope God blesses, comforts, and gives you strength during this difficult time. – Angela Woodward & Melanie Fitch – Ashland County Cancer Association

    (Matthew 5:4) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    (Psalm 34:18) “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”