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William F. Nape

William F. NapeWilliam F. Nape, age 79, of Columbus, passed away at his home Sept. 11, 2010.  "Bill" was born Oct. 9, 1930, and reared on a farm one mile west of Carrollton.  His parents were Harry M. and Leona Pearl (Shepherd) Nape. 

After graduating from Carrollton High School, he attended Kent State University and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1956.  The Army gave him an honorable discharge April 1, 1964, from the Veterinary Corps, U.S. Army Reserves.  He retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 37 years, where he was a regulatory veterinarian, controlling and eradicating livestock diseases at the county and state level.  He served in West Virginia, Illinois, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey and the last eight years in Ohio as Federal Veterinarian-In-Charge.
He was very interested in genealogy.  He published: "The Families of Nape, Shepherd and Guess of Carroll and Jefferson Counties, Ohio" Jan. 1, 2003, and "Scotch-Irish Shepherds from Carroll and Jefferson Counties, Ohio" Nov. 1, 2006.  Both books are on file at the Carroll County Genealogical Society and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. 

As a member of East Columbus Christian Church, he served as an elder and enjoyed singing in the choir.  He was a student of the guitar.  Recently, the Carrollton Schools Alumni Foundation, Inc. was pleased to announce that Dr. William F. Nape was honored as recipient of the 2010 Hall of Fame Award.  The Alumni Foundation honors former students whose professional achievements and/or significant contributions to society, strength of character and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today's youth. 

He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Lois Ann (Ray), a Carrollton native; three children, Sharon Ann (Oran) Scarberry, Jeffrey Lynn Nape, and Karen Sue (Charles) Castle; one grandchild, Krystal Marie (John) Longest; one great grandchild, Aubrie Elyse Longest; all living in the Columbus area; and one sister, Bertha (Lester) Gotschall of Carrollton. 

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Doris Mae (Glenn) Cassidy, Paul W. (Carolyn) Nape, and Harry L. Nape.

The family is grateful to James Cancer Hospital, OSU and HomeReach Hospice for his treatment and care. 5360 E. Livingston Ave. where A funeral service was held Sept. 15 at Schoedinger East Chapel with Andrew Hoover officiating. Interment was at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Bill.

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