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Lincoln Edward Dearth

October 12, 1931 ~ November 29, 2020 (age 89)


Lincoln Edward Dearth, 89 of McArthur, passed from this life on Sunday morning, November 29, 2020 in the Adena Regional Medical Center.  He was born October 12, 1931 in Vinton County, the son of William Edward and Winnie Hannah (Maxwell) Dearth.  On February 14, 1954 he married Mary Lou Perry and together they shared 66 years of marriage.  Mary Lou preceded him in death on September 15th of this year.

Surviving are daughters, Debra L. (Terry) Palmer, Chillicothe, Cheryl A. (Roger) Ritton, Bremen and Cynthia L. (Alan) Pekkanen, Columbiana; a son, George Bruce Dearth, McArthur; grandchildren, Andrew Palmer (T.J. Alsept), Jonathan (Kimberly) Palmer, Allison (Matt) Morgan, Kyle Pekkanen and Alex Ritton; great-grandchildren, Cameron Palmer and Luke Morgan; and a host of cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.

Lincoln was a graduate of McArthur High School and a U.S. Army veteran.  He was a retired Rural Letter Carrier for the USPS.  A member of the McArthur United Methodist Church, he served on various committees. He was a member of the former Green Valley Grange, the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Association, serving as President, and was a member of Delta Lodge #207, F&AM and Jackson Commandry #53, Knights Templar.  He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather and to many, “our favorite mail man”.

Private funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, December 7, 2020 with Rev, Jim Taylor officiating.  The service will be  live streamed on the funeral home website (  A public graveside service will follow at 1:00 pm Monday in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.  Public calling hours will not be observed.  The family asks that those attending the service to observe social distancing and the wearing of masks.  Memorial contributions may be made to Adena Palliative Care or a charity of choice.

The FAWCETT OLIVER GLASS AND PALMER FUNERAL HOME is honored to serve the family. 

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Graveside Service
December 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Elk Cemetery
State Route 93
McArthur, Ohio 45651

Private Funeral Services
December 7, 2020

Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home
77 East Fifth Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Video is available for this event

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