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Joseph Ankrom

October 16, 1926 — July 6, 2015

Jenkins Funeral Chapel       Wellston, Ohio     740-384-2704

Joseph Henry Ankrom

Joseph Henry Ankrom, age 88, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away on Monday morning, July 6, 2015, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston.

He was born in Wellston on October 16, 1926, to the late Howard and Helen Matthews Ankrom. He was a 1944 graduate of Wellston High School. He was an Army veteran of the 11th Airborne Division, WWII. He was a graduate of the Parachute School of the United States Army and was classified as an Army qualified gliderist. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #371, the 82nd Airborne Division of Dayton, Ohio , and BPOE #     Lodge of Jackson, Ohio. He was a retired draftsman by trade. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and working in his yard. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Ankrom Jr. and his sister, Mary Ann Claar.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gladys Long Ankrom; his daughter, Deborah ( Harold) Hammond of Jackson; his grandson, Christopher (Michelle) Hammond of Jackson; three great grandchildren, Raylene, Braxton, and Keagan Hammond; his sister, Laura Mae Hollberg of Wellston; his brother-in-law, Steve Claar of Wellston; and several nieces.

The family will receive friends at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Wednesday from 4 until 8 P.M. Services will be Thursday at 1 P.M. at the Jenkins Chapel with John Pelletier CLP officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with military honor services by American Legion Post # 371 of Wellston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Wellston, 18 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692 in Joe’s memory.


Charitable donations may be made to:

First Presbyterian Church
18 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston OH 45692



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