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Davena "Dena" Louise Oswald
Davena "Dena" Louise Oswald, 76, of Prospect died Thursday, Nov. 14,
2002, at Wintersong Village in Delaware, surrounded by loving family
In her younger days, she was heavily involved in sports, She showed
talent in basketball, playing for the Gray Toppers, and she enjoyed
playing fast-pitch softball for Wilke Meats of Delaware. She later took
up golf and bowling and was a member of the State Champion Ohio Women's
Bowling Team in 1965. Her life revolved around her family.
She was born March 7, 1926, in Radnor to the late David R. and Ada E.
Mohr Thomas and was predeceased by three sisters, Evelyn Gast, Ruth
Thomas and Margaret Lockhart; and a brother, David Thomas.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur R. Oswald of Prospect whom she
married March 14, 1944; four sons, Michael Oswald of Jackson, Mich.,
Richard (Lois) Oswald of Radnor, Thomas Oswald of Hudson and Steven
(Lisa) Oswald of Prospect; a daughter, Tammy (David) Layne of Prospect;
15 grandchildren, Tessa (Craig) Thompson, Jon Oswald, Lisa (Doug) Smith,
Richard Oswald II, Adam Boyer, Liz Boyer, Damon Parmenter, Angela
Oswald, Owen Oswald, Scott, Dennis, Kirk and Timothy Millisor and Joseph
and Jacob Layne; three great-grandsons, Grant Smith and Caleb and Kieran
Thompson; a sister, Anna Grieser of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Joyce
Thomas of Marion; a special niece, Ruth Ann Rodgers; and a good friend,
Charlotte Mason.
Private family services will be held Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in

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