Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 12, 2012 8:23 am EDT


DELAWARE — Dwight Harold Hewett, born June 21, 1917, in Licking County, Ohio, to Dean L. Hewett and Ada Ellen (Myers) Hewett, passed away late Thursday evening, May 10, 2012, at the Arbors at Delaware.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Evah Belle (Ward) Hewett; a son, Harold Eugene Hewett; son-in-law, Neil Duane Rutan; brother, Dorace Paul Hewett; and a great-granddaughter, Miranda Stewart.

Dwight and Evah were married Oct. 24, 1936, and he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed with his father in Licking County until 1952 when he moved his family to Ashley, Ohio, where he was employed at Ranco Manufacturing and later at Bryant’s Lumberyard until retirement. He served as Sunday School Superintendent, Elder and Deacon at the Stantontown Advent Christian Church. He was in community service as an Ashley volunteer fireman, councilman and mayor of the village of Ashley. He was a member of the Clyde C. Keltner Post of the Ashley American Legion.

Dwight was known for his dependable nature, going out during bad weather to repair furnaces to keep families from suffering from the cold. He was very talented in his woodworking skills, from turning wooden bowls to making dulcimers, bookcases, and helping while in his late 80s to finish the inside of a log cabin, even to climbing up on the roof. Dwight was a man of few words, but when he talked you listened.

He leaves behind his son, Raymond Dean (Velma Lee) Hewett; daughter, Jane Ellen Hewett Rutan; nine grandchildren, Harold Gene Hewett, Deana Lee (Jeff) Shadwick, Glenda Sue (Mike) Feasel, Peggy Lynn Hewett, Cathy Elaine (Kerry) Stewart, Nancy Lavonne (Jon) Swafford, Roger Allen (Kelly) Hewett, Neil Dexter Rutan and Nathaniel Daniel (Gerri) Rutan; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one stepgreat-great-granddaughter; and one stepgreat-great-great-grandson.

The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, and where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Young officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery, where the Delaware County Veterans Association will provide military honors at graveside.

Memorial contributions in Dwight’s memory may be made to the Ohio Advent Christian Campground. To share a memory of Dwight or to offer condolences to the family please visit

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