DENLINGER, James Marlan, 78, of Kettering, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2008. He was born August 16, 1929 on a farm in Miami County, Ohio, son of Marlin and Mary (Lynch) Denlinger. Jim was employed by Reynolds & Reynolds for 34 years. He enjoyed Bluegrass & Gospel music, John Deere and making people laugh. Jim shared a love of gardening with his wife Nancy and helped her with her activities in The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs and as members of the Miami Valley Hosta Society. His keen interest in genealogy allowed him to track his family lineage back ten generations and contributed to his involvement with the creation of the Brethren Heritage Center in Brookville (OH) where he was a member of the board of directors. Jim was a charter member of Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren where his sense of humor was well known. He had been active in youth group leadership, choirs, card clubs and many areas where his creative talents were put to use. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Rieber, Robert, Ulysses and Rudy. He is survived by his wife of 17 years Nancy; sons Dan (Becky), Tim (Marcia) and Jimmy (Paula); step-daughters Vicki (Keith) Ferguson, Sue (David) Brink, Pat (Larry) Snyder and Carla (Gavin) Harrison; grandchildren Andy (Emily), Shawn (Colleen) and Chris (Jenna) Denlinger, Julie (Josh) Dobbins, Kevin and Jamie Denlinger, Skyler and Zachary Denlinger, Matt (Mareike) Ferguson, Danielle (Adam) Sickmiller, Jessica Carmack, Jacob Brink, Rachel, Kate and Kelsey Snyder; and great-grandchildren Maggie and Isaac Denlinger, Caleb Charles and Gabriel Carmack; siblings Mary June (Jim) Hyslip, Glenna Summers and David (Barb) Denlinger; first wife Betty; numerous family members and good friends all over the world, including the internet. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00A.M., at Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren (800 E. David Road, Kettering OH) with Pastor Larry Tyner officiating. Burial will be at David's Cemetery, Kettering OH. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, at 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren or the Brethren Heritage Center, 428 Wolf Creek St., Suite # H-1, Brookville, OH 45309-0175. Arrangements entrusted by the Routsong Funeral Home Stroop Road Chapel. Condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.routsong.com
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