Willard F. Delaney, 90 of Bucyrus passed away Friday August 19, 2022 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus with his loving wife by his side. Willard was born June 15, 1932 in Jackson County Ohio to the late Robert and Clara Delaney.
Willard was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Glen, Chester, Lester, and Floyd. Willard is survived by his high school sweetheart Evelyn (Agnor) Delaney. They married May 24, 1952 in Xenia Ohio. Willard is survived his daughter Kimberly Delaney of Marion, and son Kris Steven Delaney of Jackson, Michigan. Also, grandchildren Jason, Monica, Joshua, Matthew and Aaron, along with 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Willard is also survived by brothers Carroll (Carolyn) and Lamar (Kathy) Delaney both of Xenia Ohio; sisters in law Betty and Luwanna Delaney, Dorothy Kurtz and Rita Duncan and brother in law Ernie Agnor (Omalee) along with many nieces and nephews.
Willard graduated from Xenia Central High School in 1950 and then graduated Cum Laude from Kentucky Christian College with a A.B. Degree in 1955. Willard was an outstanding minister for 71 years. During his college years he served congregations at Sardis, Ky and Oldtown, Ky.
Willard's first full time ministerial position began in 1955 at the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ in Marion, Ohio. He followed that position by establishing Southern Heights Church in Bucyrus now known as Marion Road Church. Willard also served other churches in Columbia, Edon, Ohio and Westside Christian Church as a snowbird in Okeechobee, Fl from 1955 until his passing. Willard held numerous revival meetings at Churches of Christ throughout the years. Willard and Evelyn have been " One in the Lord" for 70 years and currently members of the Crestline Church of Christ while also filling the pulpit at Marion Road Church of Christ.
A Celebration of Life will be held October 1, 2022 at 11am at the Crestline Church Of Christ located at 1814 McNeil Rd in Crestline Ohio with Willard's nephew Greg Delaney officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions made be made to the Crestline Church Of Christ P.O. Box 127, Crestline, Ohio 44827 or Marion Road Church Of Christ P.O. Box 782 Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com.