September 12, 1956 - February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:30 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Monday, February 16, 2015 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
John A. Wren, 58 of West Liberty passed away Wednesday February 11, 2015.
John was born September 12, 1956 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He was a 1975 graduate of West Liberty Salem High School.
John retired from Super Foods after 30 years of service. He was also the proud business owner of Hillside Greenhouse for 18 years and was a local real estate agent since 2009. He started working at Wren-Kilgore Real Estate Agency and most recently for HER Realty.
John was a hard worker, loved his family, dedicated papaw, devoted friend, huge Ohio State Buckeye fan and a disgruntled Cleveland Browns fan.
John is survived by his wife Sally ( Brinnon ), his children Tad ( Andra ) Loffing, Stacey ( Russell ) Bohannon and Stephanie ( Tim ) Vellky; Grandchildren Rachel, Isaac, James, Thomas, Jack, Matthew, Owen, John and Sydney. Sisters, Jenny ( Stan ) Jones and Linda ( Jon Mikil ) Kilgore, several nieces and nephews along with special friend Lori Campbell.
He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Kathleen ( Smith ).
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday February 16, 2015 at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana.
Funeral services to be held at 1:30 Tuesday February 17 at the funeral home with Pastor Dana Kidder officiating. Memorial contributions are requested to Cancer Association of Champaign County P.O. BOX 38125 Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Sally, please accept our deepest sympathys. I was so very sad to here of John’s passing. I so enjoyed him and his sense of humor each time I visited Hillside or saw him or the two of you out in the community. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sad about the passing of John. But I’m not sad about all the fun I had with him in high school. We laughed and did crazy stuff – and some how never got in trouble or got caught. I’ve seen John through the years and he sure seemed the same to me, always with a big smile and good heart. I hope he and Donnie Thomas are having a good time now! I hope that fond memories help to heal your broken hearts. I am so sorry for your loss.
Tim & family,
Just wanted to reach out and let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Sally, I am so sorry to hear about John. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Johm had a great smile and great laugh. Prayer and thoughts are with you all.
Patty & Tom Worthen
John was one of the most fun, happy people I’ve known! I know he will be truly missed. I’m so sorry for your loss….
Thinking of you….
Tina Duke Jones
I am so very sorry to learn of John’s untimely passing. I’ve had a number of memories of John come rushing back over the past few days. Memories of our school days together, years spent in 4-H and FFA, playing basketball together (mostly him playing and me watching!) and especially of his care free spirit, and how he could bring spontaneity and laughter to things. We will miss seeing him each spring at the green house and each fall at the Labor Day festival.
Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
John was a great guy. We will miss him terribly.
Our prayers and condolences to his family and friends
Melia Pond Wagner
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We are thankful for John helping us find our starter home this past April as well as our landlord for the 4 years prior to that. Every spring morning if he was at the flower shop he would stop and talk to the boys while they waited for the bus to pick them up. He will be greatly missed.
I knew John from his work at the Greenhouse. He was always very helpful and provided the best service and quality of plants. He will be missed! Please accept my deepest sympathy.