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Violet M. (Vi) Hennessey, 93, of Zanesville, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2009 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1916, in Zanesville, the daughter of the late Albert and Pansy Shrider George. Vi was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the OES Chapter #485, and a former volunteer Gray Lady at Bethesda Hospital, where she supervised the Candy Stripers. She was a former Cub Scout Den Mother.
Surviving are two sons, Dan (Linda) Hennessey and Pat (Debbie) Hennessey, both of Zanesville; one sister, Elberta Sarver of Beavercreek, Ohio; four grandchildren, Julie (Todd) Sands, Ralph (Raven) Hennessey, Kristen (Jason) Hardcastle and Brian Hennessey, all of Zanesville; ten great grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, and Mary Sands, Carter and Amanda Hennessey and step great grandchildren, Carrie, Andrea, Dallas, Havannah and Carmella; one great-great grandchild, Lauren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Hennessey, who died January 20, 2005; and her step father, Charles DeWitt.
Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Turner officiating. Burial will follow at Zanesville Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Animal Shelter, 1431 Serenity Lane, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701 or to the charity of one’s choice.
To send a condolence to the family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com