Violet “Vi” Cline McNamara

February 13, 1927 ‒ May 17, 2019

Lewis Center, Ohio

It is with loving respect and sad hearts that we announce the passing of Violet “Vi” Mae (Longshore, Cline) McNamara. Vi passed peacefully early Friday morning, May 17, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born February 13, 1927 in Center Village, Ohio to the late James Lester Longshore and Ina Lilian (Adams) Longshore.

Vi was a 1945 graduate of Sunbury High School and in 1946, she married Andy Cline. Early in married life she worked for the JC Penney Company. She then worked for the Olentangy School system and retired from there after 20 years. She always considered herself a homemaker and loved to do all kinds of crafts. One of her favorite things to do was crochet afghans and she made one for each of her children and grandchildren. She was still crocheting up until a week before she passed away.

Left to cherish her memory are sons, Jerry (Jeani) Cline, Larry (Gladys) Cline and Douglas (Kim) Cline; daughters, Sondra (Jim) Evans and Ronda (Randy) Michael; daughter-in-law, Sue (Bob) Cline; sisters, Betty Watts and Dorothy (Hale) Souders; brothers, Ken (Julia) Longshore and Phil (Judy) Longshore. Vi is also cherished by her 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several members of the McNamara family that were a big part of her life, and she was very close to them.

In addition to her parents, Vi was preceded in death by her stepmother Beatrice (Goins) Longshore, as well as her first husband Howard “Andy” Earnest Cline, second husband Timothy F. McNamara, son Robert “Bob” Cline, brother Russell Longshore, sister Darlene Kean, and her sister-in-law Hazel Cline.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61 @ State Route 3, Sunbury, and 1 hour prior to the 11:00 am services celebrating Vi’s life on Monday, May 20, 2019 with Pastor Larry DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow in Africa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vi’s memory may be made to Capital City Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr #170, Columbus, OH 43231 or Vans Valley Community Church, 4440 E State Route 37, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the family.

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  • The Vans Valley Community Church would like to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Vi. She was a vital part of our church, contributing so much over the years. Our continued love and prayers are extended to the family

  • Doug, Sonya and Rhonda, I adored Vi! Working with her was so much fun at the Market. She was one fine lady. I loved working with you all Cheshire!!!

  • To Jerry, Larry, Rhonda, and Sondra I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the death of your mom. I had the joy of visiting with her for a short time when I was up at Christmas time and enjoyed sharing some memories of my youth and visiting often, as well as playing ball for years with Larry.
    She was very proud of her family.

  • So sorry for the loss of your momma Sondra and Ronda, our love and prayers, Gene and Jeanie.

  • It is with a heavy heart and a smile on my face, Aunt Vi ..that you will be remembered. So many good times. Thanks for be an inspiration to all of us. The world was a better place because if you. Peg

  • Sondra and Rhonda. So sorry to learn of Vi’s passing. She was a beautiful person and we thought a lot of her. Be comforted in the knowledge that she’s resting in the arms of her Savior

    Love, Saundra & Harold

  • Doug,
    It is with the greatest of sympathy that I offer my condolences at the passing of your mother. May God give you comfort in the coming weeks as you process this tremendous loss to you, and your family.

  • Please accept our sincere sympathy. We were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. We were out of town for a graduation. She was a special lady. The girls recall such happy and fun memories with your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

  • I have such fond memories of both Vi and Andy. Vi was a beautiful woman and my heart goes out to all who will miss her earthly presence. She did wonderful work while she was here…just look at her kids and you’ll see the work. Love to all.