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John Amstutz

December 7, 1945 — April 25, 2020

John Roy Amstutz, 74, of Mount Vernon, was welcomed into eternity, on eagles’ wings, on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.

John was born December 7, 1945 in Wooster, Ohio to Roy E. and Wava M {Harris} Amstutz.

He married Marylin Hines on August 7, 1965 at 3:00 pm est.

John was a youth leader for over twenty years at the Mohican Youth Center in Loudonville.  There he learned to love people (especially kids) and make a difference. He then transitioned into becoming a student at Ashland University, where he received a BS in Education.  John taught for three years at Richland County Juvenile Detention, before answering his true calling of being a full time Grandpa. He would spend the next decade of his life traveling, helping family, and loving on people. John and Marylin were members of Storyside Church, East Knox - Mount Vernon. Even with his daily battle with Parkinson’s, he always made a point to love those around him.

A man of faith and love, John will be deeply missed by his wife Marylin; children Lisa Amstutz, Philip Amstutz, and Paul (Shelley) Amstutz; eleven grandchildren; brother James (Susan) Amstutz; sisters Joyce Amstutz, and Janet (Larry) Gardner; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends he considered family.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be held August 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Roberts Funeral Home-Mount Vernon Chapel with Pastor Ethan Boggs officiating. Burial will follow at exactly 3:00 pm, (the exact time Marylin and John wed), at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at   Memorial contributions may be made to Storyside Church Children’s Expansion P.O. Box 553 Bellville, Ohio 44813 .

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Friday, August 7, 2020

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18260 Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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