Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  26 May 2003

 

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Piqua Daily Call

Piqua, Ohio

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

 

Robert C. Pence

 

     Robert C. Pence, 85, of Piqua, formerly of Sidney, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 in Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home.

     He was born on March 12, 1917 in Shelby County, the son of the late Earl and martha (Stockstill) Pence.

     Robert was a 1923 (wrong date in paper) graduate of Sidney High School and served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific area.  He later became a member of USMC Reserves.  On Jan. 4, 1963 he married Florence (Cron) Wintrow, and she survives.  Robert was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Piqua, the Lena Masonic Lodge No. 217, Sidney, Chapter No. 130 Royal Arch Masons, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 54 of Port Jefferson, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 04874, Piqua.  Robert retired as a Miami County employee.

     In addition to his wife Florence, he is survived by on daughter, Barbara Hay of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, William “Bill” Pence of Sidney, Bruce Pence of Minster; a step-son, Leroy Wintrow, Jr. of Covington; a stepdaughter, Freda Creager of Piqua; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

     Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in Suber Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher.

     Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. by Lena Masonic Lodge No. 217.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Frank Sapp of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Piqua, presiding.  Burial will be in Fletcher Cemetery.  Military services will be provided at the cemetery by VFW Post of No. 04874 of Piqua.

     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Ambulance Fund, 301 W. Water St., Piqua, Ohio 45356 of the charity of your choice.

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