David C. Deever, 71, of Kenton, died peacefully on March 4, 2018. He was
born on October 15, 1946, in Ashland, to Harold and Estelle (Hoover)
Deever. He was married on December 23, 1968 to Marilyn Zehner at Trinity
Lutheran Church, Ashland.
Dave was a 1964 graduate of Ashland High School and a 1968 graduate of
He served six years in the 906th Army Reserve Unit, Mansfield, Ohio.
In 1969, he began his career in Ada with State Farm Insurance Co. and
moved to Kenton to establish a new agency serving Hardin County for 47
years until his retirement in May 2017. In 1995, Dave completed his
Chartered Life Underwriter accreditation from American College in Bryn
Mawr, PA. He served as a Director beginning in 1999 and was Chairman of
the Board for Home Savings and Loan, Co., Kenton from 2012-2017. He
attended the Kenton First United Methodist Church.
Dave loved the game of golf all his life and played varsity golf in high
school and college. His high school golf team won the Ohio High School
State Golf Championship in 1962 and has the distinction of being the first
Ashland High School sports team to win a state championship. He was a
longtime member of The Veterans Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton.
Dave was member of the Kenton Elks Lodge No. 157. He served in various
leadership positions including Moderator and Representative in the
Northwest Ohio Association and the Ohio Conference of the United Church of
Christ. He was a former member of the Kenton Lions Club and coached Little
He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, two sons David Christopher
(Joan) Deever, Westerville, and Benjamin Britton (Courtney Williams)
Deever, Upper Arlington, and grandchildren Alyssa and Angela Deever and
Lucas Williams. In addition, he is survived by two sisters Gloria Scott,
Wooster, and Judy Echelberger of Ashland, his mother-in-law Bernice
Zehner, Ashland, brother-in-law Peter (Penny) Zehner, Mansfield, and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents
Harold "Hank" L. and Estelle Deever.
Services for David C. Deever will be at 10:30 AM Friday March 9, 2018 at
the Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home in Kenton by The Reverend David
Plant of Defiance. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland on a later
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 - 8 PM Thursday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Dave's memory be made
to Hardin County Golf Foundation, c/o Joe Prater,
611 N. High St., Kenton, OH 43326, the Kenton First United Methodist
Church, 234 N. Main St., Kenton, OH 43326, and/or Heartland Hospice of
Marion, 685 Delaware Ave., Suite 300, Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting stoutcrates.com.