MOUNT VERNON — Florence Mae Chanay, 88, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Wadsworth to Leo and Florence (Ryland) Golz. She was a member of the Fredericktown First Church of God, and one of the highlights of her life was being a foster grandparent. She was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. She was a person who adored her family and took great pride in being a homemaker and raising her children. She taught them all to love the Lord with all their heart like she did.
Florence is survived by her children, Rev. Chick (Betty) Chanay and Geraldine Dilly of Millersburg, Darcy (Karl) Blankenhorn and Harold (Margaret) Chanay Jr. of Mount Vernon, and Lillian Wells of Danville; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Miley, and a sister-in-law, Rose Golz, both of Wadsworth; special close friends, Cheryl Rutherford and Don Regal; many nieces and nephews; and her Church of God family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Boyd Chanay, who died Nov. 10, 1993; a brother, Jack Golz; sisters, Lucille Sonnanstien and Thelma Meeks; a son-in-law, Arlie Dilly; a grandson, Jeremy White; and a great-grandson, Anthony Dean.
A funeral service will be Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God, 102 Columbus Road, Fredericktown. Pastor Richard Prater will officiate. Burial, with military rites by the Killbuck VFW Post 7079, will be in Killbuck Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the church on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and one hour before the service Friday.
Memorial donations can be made to the church, or to Gideons International by going to www.gideons.org or by picking up an envelope at the church. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling services.