Viola Henrietta Platt Mills DeLaney, age 88 of Grove City, Ohio and formerly of New Richmond, Ohio, where she lived for 48 years, died Monday, June 11, 2018. She worked for Frisch’s in several cities and retired as the manager for KFC owned by HG Reed in Aberdeen, Ohio, was a member of the Grove City Church of the Nazarene and she loved fried chicken. In her later years, she lived with her son Stuart, his wife Dee and granddaughter Maria Lynne. Viola was born April 26, 1930 in New Richmond, Ohio the daughter of the late William Mortimore and Mary Ann (Mercer) Platt. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband- Bernard Lee DeLaney in 2003, daughter – Kellie, two step-children – Ginger and Dale, granddaughter – Krystal LeAnn and eight of her nine brothers and sisters who were her lifeline – Martina, William “Guy”, Nadine, Mary Ellen, Shirley, Frank, Edward and John Platt.
Mrs. Delaney is survived by nine children- Stephen, Edward (Debbie), Victoria (Jimmy), Terry, Stuart (Deirdre), Stacey, Duane, Lillian and David; two step-children – Anita “Jeweline” and David; one brother – Richard Platt; 30 grandchildren; 40+ great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Viola loved her whole family so very much. They were all in her prayers every day and night of her life. She was grateful to Jesus for giving her the many years she had together with her big family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Pastor Stuart Platt DeLaney will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Internment will be in the the Hillcrest Garden of Memories in Plumville, Kentucky followed by a friendship and family lunch gathering at the Centenary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 112 South 2nd Street, Ripley, Ohio 45167 from approximately 1:00 P.M.– 5:00 P.M., where memories, family stories and photos will be shared.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Center, 501 St Jude Place,Memphis, TN 38105.