Mount Vernon News
  • Roy E. Von Ins

  • November 20, 2010

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Roy E. Von Ins, 89, of Glenmoor Life Care Resort Community at World Golf Village, formerly of Howard, passed away Nov. 16, 2010, at Glenmoor Health Center.

He was born in Baltimore, Ohio, and was a graduate of Ohio State University. He served his country in World War II as an officer in the U.S. Army under Gen. George Patton. He later graduated with honors from the School of Banking at Rutgers University. Roy began his career in banking with the Bank of Basil in Baltimore, Ohio. He also served as president of Bank One (now J.P. Morgan) in Fremont and Marion, Ohio. Roy moved to Sebring, Fla., in the early 1980s and later lived in the Apple Valley community of Howard, Ohio, before relocating to St. Augustine in 2001. While in Ohio he was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, and upon his move to St. Augustine, he attended Anastasia Baptist Church. He was also a member of Ohio State University Alumni President’s Club, Luther B. Turner Masonic Lodge 732 F&AM in Columbus and VFW Post 3761 in Baltimore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Von Ins, in 2009; and his first wife, Dorothy Von Ins, in 1993.

He is survived by a son, James E. (Sherry) Von Ins Sr. of Gladwin, Mich.; a daughter, Mary Von Ins of Hilliard, Ohio; a brother, Paul Von Ins of St. Augustine; sisters, Lois Wiley and Leota Trimmer, both of Baltimore, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jimmy (Amy) Von Ins and Candi Von Ins; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Madison Von Ins, all of Columbus, Ohio.

Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Warren Outhwaite officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made in Roy’s memory to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements for the Roy Von Ins Family. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit the funeral home’s website at

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