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Anne P. Fleming Orahood
Anne P. Fleming OrahoodElginCometsAnne P. Fleming Orahood, 89 of Prospect, died Sunday morning, January 29, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.

She was born January 31, 1927 in Prospect, to the late Lawrence and Hildred (Keller) Fleming.  On September 20, 1947 she married the love of her life, George E. Orahood and he died January 17, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Brooks Fleming.

Anne was a school teacher for 25 years in the Elgin School district before retiring, and then returning as a volunteer for another 25 years.  She influenced more than 1200 children in her 50-year tenure at Elgin South and was loved by many.  She had also worked as a payroll clerk for Marion Power Shovel, Whirlpool and Pollack Steel.  Anne was proud to be a 1971 graduate of The Ohio State University.

She and George loved taking care of their family farm on Route 4, always beautifying the roadside with rows of colorful wildflowers.  She loved the Lord and her Prospect United Methodist Church, where she served as financial treasurer for many years.

On January 31 Anne would have been 90 years old and had received many, many cards from well-wishing friends from all over.

She is survived by her loving and devoted son, Mike (Cathi) Orahood, Prospect, whom she adored; six grandchildren, David Orahood, St. Petersburg, Florida; Keith (Aimee) Johnson, Marysville; Kathleen (Johnny K.) Konstantelos, Chicago; Anita (Ron) Rehberg, Chicago; Jodi (Jaime) Periera, Hobe Sound, Florida; Kimberly (David) Ferrara, Annapolis Maryland; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Austin, Trey, Jordan, Hunter, Lucas, Marco, Sabrina, Johnny, Anthony, Gregory, Nicolas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Prospect United Methodist Church with Pastor Carolyn Christman officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the General Fund of the Prospect United Methodist Church, 203 North Elm Street, Prospect, OH  43342.

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#1 from: Jane Ballinger
Prospect, Ohio
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 5:23 PM

Anne was a friend like no other. Loved her so much and will miss her until I see her again. Such a good feeling to have that assurance.

#2 from: Whitney Taylor
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Mrs. O. was such a special and sweet lady! She and my mom taught together and later helped in my mom's classroom. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.

#3 from: Ben Laird
Magnetic Springs Ohio
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 7:23 PM

I often think of this wonderful teacher.We moved from Marysville in 1969 to Prospect. Immediately I was was behind in my verbs and nouns and multiplication and division because Marysville hadn't started teaching it yet. This woman spent a lot of her time to get get me up to speed. I just told my parents how much I appreciated her and I always wanted to tell her that.RIP

#4 from: Candi
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 11:15 AM

She was such an inspiring and sweet lady. She will be sadly missed, but has left such great impressions on so many lives. I hope to be half the woman she was. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

#5 from: Rhonda Burkhardt
Radnor, Ohio
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Mrs. Orahood was a very special lady. She will be missed - love you Mrs. Orahood.   Until we meet again..

#6 from: Eva Myers
Prospect Ohio
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Anne taught both of my sons. She made a big difference for both of them. She was exactly what they needed. I visited with her in Richwood last year and she never failed to ask about them. She was a inspiration to so many. Bless all of you at this time.

#7 from: Annie Ralph
Green Camp, Ohio
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Mrs. Orahood taught my children and grandchildren. She was a very special lady and truly cared about all her students. She will be missed by many many of us. Rest in the arms of The Lord Mrs. Orahood.

#8 from: Molly McMurray
Columbus, OH
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:26 PM

I remember Ann best as one of my Sunday school teachers at Prospect United Methodist church.  My sisters & I also remember the day we went to visit Ann & George when he offered us 'snow shovel rides' down his driveway.  We were so tickled!

#9 from: Harold and Ruth Fryman
State Route 4--Richwood,  OH
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Well, well, heaven got a beautiful and wonderful angel when Anne arrived.  I helped to feed the kids at Elgin South when Anne was there, so I got to know her pretty well.  She just lived north of us a little ways.  She always had a smile and treated everybody in the building equal.  She will be sorely missed, but we shall see her again someday.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.  May God bless.

#10 from: Jennifer Rice-McCleary
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 5:37 PM

What a wonderful teacher, friend, and neighbor. I knew Mrs. Orahood at church, school, and as the neighbor down the road. She was a very special lady who will be missed by many. I know she is enjoying being reunited with George again. Love and hugs to the Orahood family.

#11 from: Mary Jo M
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:25 PM

I was in her class in the early 2000s. I remember her sweetness and her husband coming in to talk with us about his open heart surgery. She was a wonderful woman and now a beautiful angel. Prayers for her family.

#12 from: David and Judith Gast
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 7:17 PM

We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing Mike and offer our sincere condolences.

#13 from: Cynthia a Moore
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Mike, Chuck and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.We know you were very close to her.May she Rest In Peace. Cindy&Chuck

#14 from: Cathy Copeland
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:59 AM

I got to know Anne at Elgin Elementary while she was helping in Sally Ballinger's room.  She was such a kind person.  Her love of learning and children was enlightening.  I am sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady.

#15 from: Phil Messenger
Tampa Florida
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Mike, I am sorry to learn of your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phil and Bonnie

#16 from: Sandy Irwin
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Mrs. Orahood was such an outstanding lady.  She was so kind and an inspiration to all of those who came to know her.  My children were touched by her as a teacher.  I always admired her lovely garden as I drove down Rt. 4.  Many prayers are sent to her family during this difficult time.

#17 from: Cathi Orahood
Prospect, Oh
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 4:58 PM

Anne was one of the most wonderful women I have ever meant. I was very fortunate to have her as my mother in law. She wrote me many notes and cards telling me how much she loved. I loved her as much. We shared many good times. I will miss her each and every day

#18 from: Russ & Lisa Ramey
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Mrs Orahood was such a marvelous and influential  lady touching hundreds of lives in so positive ways. From teaching us through the week to Sunday School at Prospect UMC; she was a a true Proverbs 31 woman, and who does better than that? We praise the Lord to have known her, during our reunion at the end of days we shall rise up and called her blessed, so rest in peace Mrs Orahood. Our condolences to the family in your time of loss.      

#19 from: Norah & Molly McMurray
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Many Good memories of Ann's sweet smile & hug when visiting Church with our Mom. greatest memory of Ann & George taking care of us 4 girls when my father was sick. Ann made cookies read stories & wiped tears. George pulled us on the snow shovel as he dug out the drive. Always in our heart!

#20 from: Ron & Pat Jackson
Columbus, Ohio
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 7:06 AM

We are thinking of you in you sorrow. It is hard to lose a Mother. In your heart you will always have her. You are in our prayers.

#21 from: Ed and Beth Jennings
Okeechobee,  Florida
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM

May you be wrapped in the welcome arms of Jesus. Until we meet again.

#22 from: Peggy Border Seay
Palm Coast, FL
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Such a sweet lady.  I loved her and will miss her a lot.  Prayers for Mike, Cathi and family in this difficult time. Love Peggy

#23 from: Brooke Harper
Cairo, OH
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 5:35 PM

She will be deeply missed. I have and as well as many, were influenced positively throughout our lives. When I was younger, I was almost deaf and had a few ear surgeries and along with that I had speech impairment. I couldn't pronounce her name so she had me call her Mrs. Oreo and for me it stuck. She took me under her wing and took the time to help me learn and speak. RIP my sweet lady and thoughts and prayers are with your family.

#24 from: Fred Saull
Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 10:58 PM

I worked with Mrs. Orahood at Elgin South in Prospect for the last 3 years. She loved the children and was a great asset to them and Mrs. Ballinger as her classroom volunteer. She was a dear lady and a true professional. She was an example for all teachers. May God Bless her and her family. I am sorry that we are unable to attend services. With sincere sympathy, Fred and Margie Saull

#25 from: Cynthia a Moore
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Chuck and I were so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.We know how close you were to her.May she Rest In Peace. We will see you at the calling hours. Cindy & Chuck

#26 from: David Morris
Delaware, Ohio
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Mike and family: Although we have not met, and I unfortunately did not know your parents, through your father (and the Weaver and Houtz families before him), you are a 3rd cousin 1x removed and your children are 4th cousins of my wife Rebecca and her siblings, children of the late Victor Phillian. We are very sorry for the loss of your mother. As a school teacher, volunteer and servant of the Lord she most assuredly was a role model and positive influence for so many others.

#27 from: Diana Hudson Carr Napier
Bucyrus, OH
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 6:29 PM

My deepest sympathies to Anne's family.  She was a sweet lady, who was an inspiration to me and encouraged me to become a teacher later in life.  RIP.

#28 from: Eileen Kirby Clemens
Mansfield, Ohio
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 8:34 PM

I am one of Stanley Kirby's twin daughters and I was in Mrs. Orahood's 4th grade class in the 1972-73 school year. I remember her as a patient and kind teacher. I'm sorry that I was unable to attend calling hours. Her family has my sincere condolences.

#29 from: Stacy
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:06 PM

I had Mis Orahood as a teacher when I was in the third grade she was there for Mis ballinger when she had cancer. She was my all time favorite teacher. She was always so kind and sweet. My grandparents live across the street, and me and my grandma Eva would walk over and visit her. She was such a loving preson and will be missed dearly. So sorry for your loss, she had such a beautiful soul.

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