Delana Galbreath
Delana Galbreath

VAN WERT, Ohio - Delana Galbreath, 86, of Van Wert, went to be with her Savior at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Van Wert Hospital, Van Wert.

She was born May 20, 1927, in Muhlenberg County, Ky., to the late Mary Jane (Knight) and Ollie James Drake.

Her husband, James Robert Galbreath, died March 29, 2002. They were married Oct. 3, 1953.

Survivors include her daughters: Teresa Gail (Alan) Ingalls of Dalton, Pa., and Myra L. (Paul) Bohner of Van Wert; brothers: Vinuard (Helen) Drake of Owensboro, Ky., and Jerry (Zena) Drake of Utica, Ky.; sister: Alma Ruth (Monty) Moore of Paducah, Ky., and five grandchildren: Jessica, Rachel and Jacob Ingalls, Katie (Kyle) Mullenhour and Kelsey (Calib Cunningham) Bohner.

She was preceded in death by a son: Brian James Galbreath, who died May 18, 1979, brothers: Mack Drake, Bobby Drake, Billie Joe Drake, and a sister: Sarah Magdeline Drake, who died in infancy.

She taught in Van Wert County and City Schools retiring in 1987. She was also director of Brumback Library from 1969-1976. She was a member of First Baptist Church and active in its programs. A graduate of Western Kentucky State College, she attended Bowling Green State University. She was a member of the Ohio Retired Teacher's Association, past president and member of the Van Wert Woman's Club, and a member of the Community Concert Association Board. She and her husband traveled for five years with Roving Volunteers In Christ's Service doing volunteer work for Christian organizations.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Van Wert. The Rev. Steve A. Robinson of First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Calling hours are Tuesday, from 2 - 6 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Preferred memorial is The National Kidney Foundation.