October 11, 1941 - September 8, 2021
Edward Vinton McFann ("Pete"), age 79 of Casa Grande, Arizona entered Glory on September 8, 2021 following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease at The Oaks Garden House in Gilbert, Arizona surrounded by his beloved family.
Pete was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio on October 11, 1941 to Wesley and Eileen (Syrus) McFann. He graduated from Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. He subsequently attended Cedarville University (Cedarville, Ohio) and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University (Kankakee, Illinois) with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Biology and Secondary Education. He later earned a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), specializing in Educational Administration. He proudly retired from the Northeastern Local School District and classroom teaching with over 3 decades of service. Edward was married to Frances Levada (Hall) McFann of Mechanicsburg, Ohio on July 20, 1963; their love and devotion to each other thrived for over 54 years.
He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially his favorite baseball team the Cincinnati Reds. Cherishing the many family trips to Lake Nipissing in Ontario, Canada and long days fishing on the family boat with his father were among some of his most treasured memories. In addition, Pete relished bowling, throwing the football with his grandchildren, teaching them the "ins and outs" of drowning a worm, and tending to his roses and garden. He was a longtime member and committed Board Member of the First Church of the Nazarene (Springfield, Ohio) and attended the Urbana Church of Christ in Christian Union (Urbana, Ohio) and Crossroads Church of the Nazarene (Chandler, Arizona) prior to his death.
Edward is survived by his son Dr. Gregory A. McFann (52) and daughter-in-law Dr. Lori B. McFann (51), four grandsons, Wesley A. J. & Ciana McFann (26) of Casa Grande, Arizona, Elliot V. McFann (23) and Benjamin A. McFann (20) of Tempe, Arizona, Parker C. McFann (12), and his great granddaughter Olivia Grace McFann (3) of Casa Grande, Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Frances L. (Hall) McFann, his parents, Mr. Wesley "Bus" and Eileen McFann and sister, Mrs. Sonja (McFann) Huffman.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 in VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 in the Urbana Church of Christ in Christian Union in Urbana, Ohio with Rev. Dr. David VanHoose officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park in Springfield, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Oaks Garden House, 3675 E. Rome St., Gilbert, AZ 85297. The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to the expert staff of The Oaks Garden House for their loving care and Nurse Barbara for her tireless compassion and Hannah for her unwavering assistance and support, both of Sage Hospice.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.