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Jeffry “Bruce” Kitchen

Jeffry “Bruce” Kitchen, 67, of Hebron, died Friday evening, May 29, 2009, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, following an extended illness.

He was born February 15, 1942, in Zanesville, the son of the late Victor Kitchen and Elnora Lee (Smith) Kitchen Orr who survives in Hebron.

He was a graduate of Lakewood High School, Class of 1960, a member of the Hebron Christian Church, and a former member of the Hebron Fire Department where he served as chief for a number of years.

He loved hunting, fishing, OSU football and woodworking. He was also interested in history, especially the Civil War.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Margie (Coleman), whom he married on December 2, 1962; his sons, Jeff of Somerset, and Brian (Dawn) of Hebron; his seven grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren; his brother, Dana (Brenda) of Hebron; his sister, Diane Billow of Harbor Hills; step-brothers, Rick (Terri) and Bill Orr of Hebron; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service celebrating his life was held June 1, 209, at the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Steven Brown as celebrant. Private family burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery at a later date.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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