Thursday, February 24, 2011

Marvin Joe Dankworth (February 23, 2011)

Marvin Joe Dankworth, age 74, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 5:45 PM at his residence. He was born on April 19, 1936 in Troy, Ohio, to the late John Robert & Elizabeth (Zicht) Dankworth.
Joe retired from Piqua Engineering where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a member of the United States Navy and Stelvideo Christian Church where he taught Sunday school. Every year Joe was very involved in helping organize the Memorial Service at Stelvideo Cemetery.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers, John & Ed Dankworth; and 2 infant sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean (Rosell) Schultz Dankworth of Greenville, whom he married on January 7, 2000; children and spouses, Sheryl & David Fine of Arcanum, Tony & Becky Schultz of Greenville, and Tonya & Virgil Klosterman of Greenville; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Marlene & Larry Maddux of Richmond, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Vernon Rodeffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
There will be a full military service conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. It’s the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Stelvideo Christian Church.
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