2012-06-30 / Obituaries

Mary Alice Dernberger

A funeral service for Mary Alice (Slater) Dernberger, age 87, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Hebron Christian Church with Pastor Nik Donges officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery.

Mary Alice passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Chapel Grove Inn in Heath. She was born February 6, 1925, in Union Township, Licking County, to the late Charles Worthington and Ethel Julia (Sharer) Slater.

Mary Alice was retired from the Hebron and Lakewood school districts where she had been a school bus driver for 16 years. She had formerly been employed at H.L. Art Jewelers in Newark, the Officer’s Club, Columbus Army Service Forces Depot and Slater’s Filling Station.

She was a 1942 graduate of Hebron High School where she was a member of the first marching band. Mary Alice attended The Ohio State University where she was a member of the Women’s Glee Club. She was a 75-year member of Hebron Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed gardening and was also a member of the Hebron Junior 4-H Flower Club, was a charter member of the Hebron Junior Women’s Club and was pastpresident of the Mutual and Civic Improvement Club where she arranged for the “Ohio Flower Bed” in Canal Park. A very patriotic person, Mary Alice was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hebron Historical Society and the Hetuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by three sons, David Slater (Vivian) Dernberger of Hebron, Ralph Edwin “Buddy” (Judy) Dernberger of Alexandria and John Peter (Kimberly) Dernberger of Newark; daughter, Sara Ruth Dernberger of Newark; six grandchildren, David S. Dernberger II, Angela K. (Matt) Cornett, Hannah Thompson, Austin S. Dernberger, Lindsay A. Dernberger and Evan R. Dernberger; three great-grandchildren, Kaycee Dernberger, Wesley and Wyatt Cornett; sisters-in-law, Mary Sue Slater of Millersport and Anne Slater of Hebron; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. Dernberger, on December 25, 2006; a sister, Margaret Slater; three brothers, Charles, John and Robert Slater; and sister-in-law, Wanda Slater.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath, and also from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hebron Christian Church, PO Box 736, Hebron, OH 43025.

Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Dernberger family.

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