Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 31, 2014 12:38 pm EST


DANVILLE — Marilla Rose (Ferenbaugh) Thorpe, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Loudonville.

She was born in Knox County on Sept. 19, 1926, to Glenn D. and Ferol M. (Payne) Ferenbaugh, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by a sister, Rosalie Boyce; and a brother, Clyde Ferenbaugh.

Surviving is her daughter, Debbie (John) McClain of Danville; sons, Jim (Renee) Thorpe of Jacksonville, Fla., and John (Tammie) Thorpe of Danville; grandchildren, Joanna Farmer, Amy McClain, Nicholas Thorpe, Jennifer Thorpe, Kyle Thorpe and Julie Thorpe; great-grandchildren, Angela Farmer, Eric Farmer, Landon Thorpe, Tristen Thorpe and Marilla Vernon; five sisters, Twila (Dick) Colopy of Danville, Lucille (Rich) Greer of Butler, Kay Weyhmeller of Bellville, Helen Grassbaugh of Glendale, Ariz., and Carol (Bill) Grassbaugh of Glenmont; six brothers, Rodney of Mount Vernon, Robert of Chillicothe, Glenn Jr. (Martha) of Howard, Albert (Denise) and Gerald of Danville, and Edward (Chris) Ferenbaugh of Glenmont; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give thanks to some very special people including Joanna and Angela Farmer, and Nora Brooks for helping take care of Marilla while still at home; and the Colonial Manor staff and Hospice of North Central Ohio during her time there.

Calling hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Jason Postle will officiate. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery.

The family suggest memorial donations be made to a Hospice provider of your choice. Visit

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