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Dana Veigh Depew

May 9, 1933 — March 17, 2023

Dana Veigh (Pearson) Depew, a resident of Columbus, Ohio for 44 years, died peacefully in Springfield, Ohio Friday afternoon, March 17, 2023, surrounded by her children. Dana was born May 9, 1933 in Mena, Arkansas to Frank and Dixie (Billingsley) Pearson. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Dana worked for the Canton Daily ledger in Canton, Illinois and had her own radio show for a time. She met George M Depew, the editor of the paper, in 1958 while teaching English and journalism at the Washington, Illinois high school. They were wed on June 15, 1958 in Macomb, Illinois and were married for 55 years. Dana held a variety of teaching jobs, but her true avocation was writing poetry, for which she won several awards, and published a collection of her favorite pieces. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Dana loved holidays and playing Scrabble. She was a member of Worthington Christian Church.

Dana was predeceased by husband George in 2013. She is survived by daughter Dixie Anne Depew of Springfield, Ohio, daughter Laurel (James) Foster of Clearwater, Florida, and son John (Valerie) Depew of Shady Shores, Texas and her grandchildren Jason Scaff of Clearwater, Florida, Sarah (Chris) Jones of Tampa, Florida, Dana Rose Depew of Dallas, Texas, George M Depew IV of Fort Wainwright Alaska, and Charles Depew of Shady Shores, Texas and great grandchildren, Kylie and Ethan Jones of Tampa Florida. Dana is also survived by brother, Garth (Paula) Pearson, of Yates City, Illinois. She was predeceased by a brother, Fletch Pearson, also of Yates City, Illinois.
 
A visitation will be held on Friday March 24th, 2023 from 11 am - 12 pm with a service to follow at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home Clintonville Chapel (4341 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43214). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Ohio Community Mercy Hospice.
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