Wednesday, March 31, 2010

World War II veteran Robert Vance passed away Tuesday

Mr. Robert R. Vance, age 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:15 A.M. Tuesday March 30, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Robert was born July 20, 1922 in Ansonia, Ohio and the son of the late Major and Opal (Jones) Vance.

He retired in 1989 from the Frame Gallery of Arcanum and was a Veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army as a Machinist in the Engineer’s Maintenance Company. He was also a member of the Evangelical United Methodist church of Greenville.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife—Joan M. (Thomas) Vance October 21, 2003. They were married January 19, 1947. Also by his brothers—Joe Lloyd and William E. Vance.

He is survived by sons and daughters in law—Thomas Robert and Sherri Vance of Greenville and Todd Allen Vance and Kathy Riesen-Vance of Geneva, Indiana, daughter and son in law—Susan Jayne and Paul Whittington of Lima, Ohio. Grandchildren Jason Vance and Cynthia Achterberg, Matthew and Debbie Vance, Adam and Sarah Vance, Elizabeth Whittington and David Branco. Great grandchildren—Morgan Vance, Zachary Vance, Nathan Vance and Mackenzie Vance, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday April 2, 2010 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Full Military Services being conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard as well. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The Family will receive friends on Friday from 1 to 2 P.M. in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions may be given to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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