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Eugene O. Pendleton
Eugene O. PendletonWalleyeEugene O. Pendleton, 84 of Prospect, died peacefully Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home.

He was born October 1, 1933 in Ridgeway to the late Frederick and Mildred (Holt) Pendleton. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Pendleton-Compton, and a brother, Dale Pendleton.

On December 2, 1956 he married the former JoAnn Drown in Takoma Park, Maryland and she survives.

A graduate of Elm Valley (Ashley) High school, he served as Staff Seargent in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from Sept. 1953 to Sept. 1957. He then worked as a Tool & Die Maker at Ranco in Delaware and Plain City for 45 years. Eugene served as Councilman of the Village of Prospect from 1973 - 1981 and was voted in as Mayor of the Village of Prospect from 1974 - 1999. He was a member of the Prospect Lions Club and Verne I. Mounts Prospect American Legion #368 where he was Post Commander for the last 5 years. He loved fishing at Lake Erie.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Susan (Paul) Schweinfurth, Prospect; Shirley (John) Hyatt, Prospect; Shari (Barry) Baxter, Prospect; grandchildren, Stacey (PJ) Reeb, Steven (Staci) Schweinfurth, Andrew Schweinfurth, Jessica (Nicholas) Hoodlet, Jason (Ashley) Baxter, Alex Compton, great-grandchildren, Taylor & Bennett Reeb, Landon, Josie, Kris & Alexa Hoodlet, Landon Manning, Colt & Hunter Baxter; brothers, Edward (Irene) Pendleton, Marengo; Margaret J. Church, Dixon, Missouri; John (Karen) Pendleton, Ashley.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect with Pastor Steve Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be given to Prospect Park, P. O. Box 426, Prospect, OH 43342.

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#1 from: Dan and Carol Knoch
Hillsdale, Michigan
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:45 AM

JoAnn and family, Our  thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of Gene.  You were all such a blessing as wonderful and helpful friends and neighbors to my parents, Charlie and Marge Lauer for at least 50 years. May the Lordís peace get you through this time of loss of your husband, father and grandfather.

#2 from: Linda Raupp
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 12:18 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and I enjoyed time spent with him while caring for Charlie. God bless you and your family.

#3 from: Brenda Amrine
Dayton Ohio
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:41 PM

Mr. Pendleton was a great neighbor to me for many years. He also shared the same name as my dad. Thank you for fighting for our country. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family today

#4 from: Holly Schultz
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 5:41 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Gene was kind and special man,he will be missed by many.

#5 from: Jack and Evelyn Porter
Dawsonville, GA
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:25 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Prayers to the family.

#6 from: Marke & Denise Lyon
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 9:52 PM

Dear Sue & Family,
So very sorry for your loss.
Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
God Bless/
Marke & Denise Lyon

#7 from: Carroll Dix Bosse
Worthington, OH
Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Please accept my prayers and sympathy in your loss.  He will be missed in our town.

Carroll Dix Bosse

#8 from: Julie Dendinger
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:17 AM

Shari, I am so sorry for your familyís loss. My heart is heavy. Please know that everyone is in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything at please let me know. r
Love and prayers, Julie

#9 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West  AZ†
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:59 AM

JoAnn and family,
We send our sincere sympathy to all of you. We know how important he was to your family and the Prospect community. May you hold forever in your hearts all the good memories and love he gave to you. May that love see you through the days ahead.

Pauline Oehler
Tom and Peggy Knickel

#10 from: Randy Reeder
Arlington, TX. 76014
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 6:33 PM

With tears in my eyes, as I type this. he will be so missed.
Now he can enjoy the peace of fishing in Heaven.

Love to all,

#11 from: LeRoy Zent
Galion, Ohio
Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:46 PM

So sorry for your lost, Gene was a good man and will be missed.

#12 from: cindy mason
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Sue and Family, So sorry for your loss.

#13 from: Jimbob Frank
Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:59 PM

Many good memories of what I always called him when his term was over EX MAYOR We as prospect people had a lot good times with him especially fishing trip on sassysal on 368 legion tripsRIO OL BUDDY

#14 from: Connie Johnston
Denver, Co
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM

Sue, your father was always a gentleman
when I was introduced to him many years ago. My prayers and sympathy to you and your family.

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