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Danny J. Grose
Danny J. GrosePraying HandsDanny J. Grose, 67 of Richwood, died Friday morning April 23, 2021 at the OSU James Hospital in Columbus.

He was born December 13, 1953 in Kenton to the late Emor Lestie Jr. and Rose Mary (Smith) Grose

Danny was a 1971 graduate of the North Union High School. He has owned and instructed at the Stewardship Driving School in Marysville and Plain City for many years.

But Danny’s true calling in life was to his faith. He has served the Claibourne Advent Christian Church since 1978 as its Pastor. He and Melisa have been active with the Ohio Advent Christian Junior Camp in Mt. Vernon from 1974-2019, first as counselors and then as Directors. Danny had a true knack with kids of this age, his nickname at camp was “Dan the Man”.

He also served the Richwood Ministerial Assn as its President and Treasurer, Danny really enjoyed acting in the plays that the RMA had put on in the past.
Dan enjoyed writing and conducting puppetry productions in local events. He also had the unique ability to put Christian lyrics to secular music.

In his down time, he enjoyed reading and going to the movies.

On June 9, 1974 at the Claibourne UMC, he married Melisa (Oberdier) and she survives, also surviving are two sisters: Rose (Leo) Speicher and Pamela Webb both of Richwood. In-laws: John (Sue) Oberdier of Richwood and Karen Cramer of Riverside.
And many extended family on both sides and his loving church family.

Funeral services will take place Thursday April 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Fulton Creek Friends Church, Pastor Jim Davis will officiate. Friends may call from 3-6 pm before the service at the church. Private burial will take place Friday at the Byhalia Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Claibourne Advent Christian Church at 26532 Claibourne Rd. Richwood, Ohio 43344 and/or the Ohio Jr. Advent Christian Camp, C/O Kyle Mayberry 93 Lynn St. Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Joy Moreya
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Sorry to hear aboutDan will be praying for the family

#2 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 5:42 PM

So sorry to learn of Danny's passing - always so caring and helpful.  Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#3 from: Robin Lenox
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 8:07 PM

I’m so sorry for the loss of Dan. Prayers for the family💗

#4 from: Mike and JoAnn Tosco
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 9:11 PM

We are sorry for your loss and sending prayers

#5 from: Cynthia Oberdier
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 9:15 PM

My thoughts and prayers remain with you Melissa and family.  

#6 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 10:24 PM

Melissa so sorry to hear the passing of Dan it is so hard when you loose your spouse but, not to see them suffering anymore is the blessing you have to think about no matter how hard it will be on you in the days ahead just think of the good times and cheerish those memories and cry if you have to be strong and your faith family and friends with see you thru. love you

#7 from: Pat Daymude
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 10:43 AM

To the family of Danny
I was sorry to hear of Dan's passing. Every time I think of him I see his smiling face. Prayers for all of you

#8 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Our deepest sympathy,thoughts and prayers. Danny was a good man and preacher and always had a smile or a story to tell.Am sure he did a lot of praying teaching kids to drive !

#9 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Melisa and family,  I am so sorry to hear of Danny's passing but know that he is happy to meet his Lord and Savior and be free of pain.  You have many wonderful memories to help you through these sad days ahead.🙏

#10 from: Lisa Higgins
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 2:20 PM

Sorry to hear of Danny’s passing.  Prayers for your family.

#11 from: Joe Sloop
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 2:47 PM

Melisa so very sorry to hear about Danny my god help you thru this we no he is in heaven and out of pain.  He was a very nice  guy

#12 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Melissa and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  You will meet again. Hugs

#13 from: Lisa Smith
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 4:28 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

#14 from: Konni Buskirk
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Melissa,so sorry for your loss. You and Dan took very good care of Claiborne churches.

#15 from: John and Kay Coder
Marion ohio
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 5:39 PM

Melissa I am so sorry. He will be missed by so many

#16 from: Jim Maynard
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 6:42 PM

I remember Dan would have a group of children flowing him. And would stop and ask if they knew there ABC's and  tell them he could says the ABC's backwards . He would say them and then say I will now say them backwards,  them turn around and say the ABC's.
   Dan always had a joke or trick for the kids that would make them giggle.

#17 from: Rev, Dr. Randall Cheney
Sun, Apr 25, 2021 at 11:14 PM

I was shocked to hear of Danny passing. He was a great friend and classmate and will be greatly missed around Richwood and the county. His dedication to the things he loved along with his wit and humor was amazing. Our Lord surely has wonderful plans for Dan. May God ease your hearts and sorrows.

#18 from: Suzanne Patterson
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Danny, you always had a smile, and some off-the -wall joke. Your RAMA work was very much appreciated and we will miss you.
Melisa, you have been such a rock, Prayers for strength for you and family.

#19 from: Traci Hoffman
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 11:12 AM

Thinking of you all during this time. Sending prayers of comfort. Hugs

#20 from: Susan Garrick Slagle
Berlin, Oh
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 2:37 PM

My sincerest sympathies with fondest memories of a grand man. Love, Susan

#21 from: Sue Harmon
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Heaven just gained a true angel  Whom GOD loved him and he loved and tell he really loved GOD by his life passion and zest for life and everyone especially those whom he knew from.years ago Fly High Dan

#22 from: Rona penix
Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 9:57 PM

So very sorry to hear off pastor Dans passing, what a great person he was . He sure knew how to make you laugh God bless you all!

#23 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Melissa. So sorry to hear about Danny.  Always a smile when he would see you.  He was truly a wonderful servant.

#24 from: Matt & Heidi (Williams) Dunbar
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 4:37 PM

So sorry to hear the loss of Danny. We send our condolences to Melisa, Rose and family. Love & prayers to everyone

#25 from: Beckie McMahan Congrove
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 7:55 PM

Dear Melisa and Family,  sending our heart felt prayers to you all at the loss of someone so special. Dan was such a super person, mentor and pastor.  Blessings and regrets, Beckie and Mike Congrove

#26 from: Richard and Betty Tevis
Raymond, Ohio
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

#27 from: Steve Allison
Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 10:42 PM

Dan the funny man came up to me after Glaidie Thornburg's funeral and quote, I see you are still combing your face. I said Dan your always know what to say to lift a person's sport at a sad time. Melissa and family Regina and I extend our deepest sympathy.

#28 from: Diora J Edgell
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 1:23 AM

Danny, you have left an impressionable legacy that will live on in our hearts and lives always.  There are empty shoes that cannot be filled. Your work here is complete nowadays we will do our best to carry on.
We will watch over Melissa and help her to be comforted.
I love you Melissa and may God give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

#29 from: Nancy Clute Wiley
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 7:05 AM

 I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Danny.  He always had a wonderful smile and a happy personality.  His spiritual blessings touched so many and he will be greatly missed.  May God give you strength at this difficult time.

#30 from: Dawn Dawson
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 5:59 PM

I’ve worked for Dan for almost 5 years.  He truly was one of the nicest humans I’ve known.  He had the patience of Job for sure.  He will be missed.

#31 from: Pamela Peters
Prospect,  Ohio
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 9:45 PM

Pastor Dan was a good friend. He helped lead Bible study at the Civic Center for many years. We enjoyed partnering with him at the Festivals of Praise and Thanks. He was always kind and jovial and will be missed. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

#32 from: Derk and Izumi Miller
Antioch, IL
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 11:32 PM

May our Lord bless and comfort you, Melisa and family during this time of grief.  Our condolences.

#33 from: Cheri Covrett
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 11:51 AM

Dear Melisa and Rose,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

#34 from: Larry Davis
Richwood, OH
Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 7:06 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Danny was a very special person and did so much for the Lord through his teachings and actions.  Prayers for strength to you in the coming days.

#35 from: Glena Savage
Sat, May 1, 2021 at 8:16 PM

I am so sorry for your loss of such a precious man of God. My heart aches with you and my prayers are with you as you walk this path. I join you in celebration that Dan is Home and at Peace. God bless you

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