MOUNT VERNON — Oria McGinnis, 100, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at Country Court Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 25, 1916, in Tazewell, Va., the daughter of John and Mittie (Gore) DeBoard.

Oria was employed as a nurse’s aide for over 30 years at Northside Manor and Rose Garden Nursing Homes in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Oria was an avid fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes. When not watching sports or spending quality time with her family, Oria enjoyed listening to her country and gospel music. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister that will be missed by many.

Oria is survived by her daughter, Margie Bell of Mount Vernon; a son, Larry (Kathy) McGinnis of Mount Vernon, daughters-in-law, Eva McGinnis of Danville and Pauline McGinnis of Jamestown, Ohio; six grandchildren, David Bell, Linda Eisma, Marsha Rich, Debbie Lumbatis, Richard McGinnis and Lisa Baker; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers, Fitz DeBoard and Glen “Shorty” DeBoard both of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Rachel Lawson of Mount Vernon, Anna Kirby of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Laura White of Centerburg.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, William McGinnis Sr.; two sons, William McGinnis Jr. and Richard McGinnis; son-in-law, James Bell; three sisters, Helen Mae Meier, Trivel DeBoard, Minnie Bird and three brothers, Marvin DeBoard, Walter DeBoard and Arthur DeBoard.

Friends may call Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Rich will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Oria’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Oria McGinnis.


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