MOUNT VERNON — Richard Melvin Henthorn, 94, of Carson Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Akron to the late William Elsworth and Allie Ethel (Ruble) Henthorn. In his early years, Richard worked as a farmer and eventually came to own and operate Dick’s Pawn Shop and Henthorn Decorating and Painting. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Elks Lodge and Lions Club and was a charter member of the Mount Vernon Parking Co. Richard attended the Church of God in Fredericktown and the First Church of God on Pine Street. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking. Richard has made many pieces of furniture for family and friends and was most known for his beautiful grandfather clocks.
He is survived by a son, Marlin (Phyllis) Henthorn and his children, Penny (Wayne) Cummings and Todd (Amy) Henthorn; a son, Lowell (Carleen) Henthorn of Howard and his children, Kevin (Becky) Henthorn and Keith (Tanya) Henthorn; 11 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Austin, Alex, Jordan, Jaxon, Samuel, Calvin, Chase, Caden, Joey and Shaun; and a brother, Warren (Rowena) Henthorn of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Pauline Henthorn; his second wife, Norma (Watson) Henthorn; and five brothers, Carl Henthorn, Harrison Henthorn, Gilbert Henthorn, Cleetice Henthorn and Camden Henthorn.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at noon at the First Church of God, 10 Pine St., Mount Vernon. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw Church of God Camp Ground and can be sent to the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Richard Henthorn.