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Lori L. Clapper

March 4, 1962 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 58)


Lori L. Clapper, 58, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Wexner Medical Center, in Columbus.

Lori was born March 4, 1962 in Zanesville, Ohio to Samuel and Mary Lou {Fraunfelter} Gantz.

 Lori played basketball, and was in the band, while at Cardington-Lincoln High School.  She graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1985.  Lori served in the United States Navy.

She married Russell Clapper on May 29, 1999. 

Lori worked for Mount Vernon Developmental Center for almost thirty years. She loved camping, bowling, playing softball, being a referee, and following all sports, especially OSU athletics.    

Lori will be deeply missed by her husband; children  Courtney (Justin) DeBord of Columbus, and Sheena (Josh) Carothers of Chesterville;  stepdaughter Heidi (Ally) Hawk of Nevada; grandchildren Autumn and Gotham; mother Mary Lou Gantz of Canton;  brother Jeff  (Beth) Gantz of Canton.

Lori was preceded in death by her father.             

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