2008-05-31 / Obituaries

Jeffrey T. VanSickle

Funeral services for Jeffrey T. VanSickle, 50, of Somerset, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, Somerset, with Dave Mason officiating. Burial will be in Somerset Cemetery.

Jeff passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008, from complications from a work-related accident at the age of 50.

He was born Oct. 30, 1957, in Newark, the son of JoAnne VanSickle, of Somerset, and the


late John T. (J.T.) VanSickle.

Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Sheridan High School. He had a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agricultural Education and was employed for 12 years with Hydromaster Seeding and Tree Trimming.

Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and life-long farmer. He embraced the natural world and was a true shepherd who tended his flocks with love and care.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary-Jo (Partlo) VanSickle; a step-son, Gary Partlo, of Somerset; a grandson, Devin Partlo, of Louisa, Ky.; three sisters, Leslie (Ron) Schifer, of Marion, Lori (Norm) Baldwin, of Thornville,


and Lynn (Sam) Mason, of Heath; one brother, John VanSickle, of Somerset; his mother and fatherin law, Peggy and Clyde Partlo, of Lansing, Mich; three brothersin law, Bill (Edie) Partlo, Ron (Cindy) Partlo and Pete (Sherry) Partlo; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jeff's wife, family and friends would like to thank everyone for the support, thoughts and prayers they received in the past seven weeks, especially the great staff at Grant Medical Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant Medical Center Trauma Unit, 111 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.

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