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Charles Homer SHEETS
(1867-1925)
Florence Catherine STERNER
(1875-1970)
Archibald James Kelly BRADLEY
(1881-1959)
"Queen" Elizabeth HENSLEY
(1878-1958)
Forrest Isaac SHEETS
(1907-1995)
Sara Saphronia Marie BRADLEY
(1909-2004)

Forrest Keith SHEETS
(1936-2010)

 

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Mary Kathryn JONES

Forrest Keith SHEETS

  • Born: 11 May 1936, Delaware Co., Ohio, USA
  • Marriage: Mary Kathryn JONES on 7 Dec 1958 in Delaware Co., Ohio, USA
  • Died: 22 Sep 2010, Delaware Co., Ohio, USA at age 74
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cem., Delaware, Ohio
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General Notes: Born on 120 Fountain Ave Delaware OH

Forrest Keith Sheets, Sr. Friday, September 24, 2010 Forrest Keith Sheets, Sr., 74, of Delaware, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2010) at home after battling bladder cancer. He was born May 11, 1936 in Delaware to Forrest Isaac and Marie S. (Bradley) Sheets. He married Mary Kathryn (Jones) on Dec. 7, 1958 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Delaware. A lifelong resident of Delaware, he attended Delaware City Schools including, North, East (Conger) and Willis High School. As a freshman at Willis, he played guard on the undefeated and CBL Championship football team of 1951. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves' 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 85th Regiment in 1953 and served as a staff sergeant in Germany at the end of the Korean War, earning the National Defense Service Medal. He was very proud to have served and enjoyed attending Veterans' Day assemblies with his grandchildren, standing with pride while the Caisson Song, "The Army Goes Rolling Along" was played. After an honorable discharge in 1956, he worked for Kenny Hardin and Wes Fiant in the plumbing business, first taught to him by his father, Forrest. In 1997, he retired after 32 years in the maintenance department at PPG, Delaware. He was an active member of the UAW union. Keith served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 393 and backpacked Philmont Boy Scout Ranch with his son. He was active in the Delaware Hayes' athletic and music boosters. He was a member of several golf leagues, member, past trustee and deacon, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and member of AmVets Post 102. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed trapping and hunting, tinkering on older homes, traveling and camping all over the United States, cruises to the Caribbean, working on and driving the Model T car with his father and brothers, attending family reunions, annual trips to Arizona to be with family, eating homemade ice cream, and spending treasured time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and David Swisher of Delaware; son and daughter-in-law, Forrest Keith Jr. "Bub" and Jennifer of Mandeville, La.; sister, Kathryn Sullivan of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., Kermit and Athern of Dresden and Kris and Barb of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Idabelle Jones of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Peggy and Edward Phillips of Delaware; six grandchildren, Meghan, Matthew and Mariah Swisher, and Sadie, Allison and Madelyn Sheets; numerous loved nieces and nephews and their children and cousins and friends, including his buddy and constant companion, Kappy. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Eleanor (Breece) Sheets; and nephew Mark Sheets. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Robinson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St., with the Rev. Bruce Quatman officiating. Graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery where the Delaware County Veteran's Association will conduct full military honors. Memorial donations may be made to the church or HomeReach Hospice. Many thanks to the staff at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and HomeReach Hospice for their loving care and to all for the many prayers and support.

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Forrest Keith Sheets, Sr.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Forrest Keith Sheets, Sr., 74, of Delaware, passed away Wednesday
(Sept. 22, 2010) at home after battling bladder cancer.
He was born May 11, 1936 in Delaware to Forrest Isaac and Marie S. (Bradley) Sheets. He married Mary Kathryn (Jones) on Dec. 7, 1958 at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, Delaware. A lifelong resident of Delaware, he attended Delaware City Schools including, North, East (Conger) and Willis High School. As a freshman at Willis, he played guard on the undefeated and CBL Championship football team of 1951. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves' 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 85th Regiment in 1953 and served as a staff sergeant in Germany at the end of the Korean War, earning the National Defense Service Medal. He was very proud to have served and enjoyed attending Veterans' Day assemblies with his grandchildren, standing with pride while the Caisson Song, "The Army Goes Rolling Along" was played. After an honorable discharge in 1956, he worked for Kenny Hardin and Wes Fiant in the plumbing business, first taught to him by his father, Forrest. In 1997, he retired after 32 years in the maintenance department at PPG, Delaware. He was an active member of the UAW union. Keith served as Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 393 and backpacked Philmont Boy Scout Ranch with his son. He was active in the Delaware Hayes' athletic and music boosters. He was a member of several golf leagues, member, past trustee and deacon, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and member of AmVets Post 102. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed trapping and hunting, tinkering on older homes, traveling and camping all over the United States, cruises to the Caribbean, working on and driving the Model T car with his father and brothers, attending family reunions, annual trips to Arizona to be with family, eating homemade ice cream, and spending treasured time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and David Swisher of Delaware; son and daughter-in-law, Forrest Keith Jr. "Bub" and Jennifer of Mandeville, La.; sister, Kathryn Sullivan of Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., Kermit and Athern of Dresden and Kris and Barb of Phoenix, Ariz.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Idabelle Jones of Morgan Hill, Calif., and Peggy and Edward Phillips of Delaware; six grandchildren, Meghan, Matthew and Mariah Swisher, and Sadie, Allison and Madelyn Sheets; numerous loved nieces and nephews and their children and cousins and friends, including his buddy and constant companion, Kappy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Eleanor (Breece) Sheets; and nephew Mark Sheets.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Robinson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St., with the Rev. Bruce Quatman officiating. Graveside service will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery where the Delaware County Veteran's Association will conduct full military honors.
Memorial donations may be made to the church or HomeReach Hospice.
Many thanks to the staff at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center and HomeReach Hospice for their loving care and to all for the many prayers and support.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



1. Wedding Photo.



2. Wedding Photo.


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Forrest married Mary Kathryn JONES, daughter of Frederick Jennings JONES and Mary Louise HALL.

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