Vicki Vanover, 72, of Laurelville, Ohio went to her eternal home on May 19, 2023. She was born on July 9, 1950 in Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of Bonnie Everly and Raymond Adkins. She was a graduate of Waite High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Jack Vanover of 47 years, her sister Terry Attewell and brother Larry Paxson. Vicki leaves behind her children Dana (Bob) Quednau, Rick (Shamber) LaPlante, Brenda (Ernie) Cradlebaugh, Larry (Deanna) Vanover, Jack Jr. (Alida) Vanover; brother, Raymond Adkins of Toledo, Ohio, a very special niece Brandy (Ken) Harrell of Cincinnati, Ohio
And a very special friend/nurse Julie (Douglas) Paul of Laurelville, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren Shane (Erika) Quednau, Landon Quednau, Levi (Celena) Quednau, Jeremy Vanover, Jason (Erin) Vanover, Jerimiah Cradlebaugh, Bub (Tiffany) Cradlebaugh, Bryant (Betsy) Cradlebaugh, Patty (Dereck) Cradlebaugh/Linville, JT Vanover, Daisy Vanover, Alan LaPlante, Heaven (Devon) Kerr, Alyssa LaPlante; nineteen great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren and by many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Vicki was a long standing member and Elder of the Pike Run CCCU. She was an EMT/1st Responder and Firefighter in Adelphi for many years. She volunteered a lot of her time to the Medical Center ER. She worked with the Democratic Committee from 1977-2016. She was a Trustee of the Vinton County Historical Society. Vicki wrote many articles for the Vinton County Courier, having her own forum called “Clippings from the Past” by Vicki Vanover. Jack (husband) and Vicki owned and operated Vanover Logging with sons Larry and Jack Jr. from 1987-2007. Among her many accomplishments, she was best known for her love of her children and grandchildren. She loved to laugh, and had a great sense of humor. Many would say, “Oh, that Vicki, she had me in stitches.” She loved her Gospel music and could turn anything into a party. There was never a dull moment in the Vanover house, as Vicki loved her animals. Not unusual to see a deer, cow, lamb or pig resting on the floor or in her bed! Christmas was her favorite holiday. She always made it very special for all of us. A Celebration of Life will take place at Wellman's Funeral Home 16451 St. Rt. 56 Laurelville, Ohio 43135 on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11 am with Jim Vandergriff officiating. Burial will follow at Pike Run CCCU Church on St. Rt. 327. Viewing will be on Tuesday from 3-7pm. at the funeral home in Laurelville. A gathering will be held after the burial at Pleasant Hill Church for sharing of food, drink and memories. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
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