Garnard Jay Boner, DVM

June 29, 2021

Garnard Jay Boner, DVM, age 90, of Marysville, died Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living in Lexington, Kentucky. A veterinarian for 47 years, he retired from The Ohio State University in 1995 as Associate Hospital Director. He also was Director of Findlay Farm and Building Coordinator of the OSU Equine Center. For 32 of those years, he taught students and practiced at the OSU Large Animal Services in Marysville, serving livestock producers in Union and surrounding counties. He specialized in on-farm practice/teaching accompanied by senior veterinary students as well as classroom teaching of courses in diseases of sheep, goats, and cattle. A 1948 graduate of Johnstown High School and of the Methodist faith, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served in Germany from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Dr. Boner received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1956 from The Ohio State University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from OSU in 1963. He established a private practice in Kenton, Ohio where he served the needs of small and large animals in Hardin County from 1965 to 1974. As a 4-H Advisor while in Kenton, Dr. Boner began the first Veterinary Science 4-H Club in Ohio. He was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, the American Association of Sheep and Goat Practitioners (Past Director), the Union Rural Electric Board of Trustees, the Union County Fair Board and served as veterinarian for county and state fairs. As a longtime member of American Veterinary Medical Association, he was honored in Salt Lake City for his years of membership and service. In 1991, he was a recipient of the Master Shepherd Award from the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. He will be most remembered for being highly respected by his clients, not only as a valuable resource, but also as a friend.  His generosity and compassion for animals and their owners was unparalleled.  He was born September 13, 1930, in Granville, Ohio to the late Lester Wagner and Marcella Gaddis Boner. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Scott and a brother, Gerald L. Boner. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donnie June Hess Boner, whom he married September 8, 1957, at Croton Methodist Church; his daughters, Kaelyn (Robert) Hadley of Lexington, Kentucky, Lori (William) Epperson, and Leanne (Bill Welch) Boner of Reno, Nevada; his grandchildren, Stephen Jay (Lisa Catinchi) Hadley, Stephanie Hadley, Ian Garnard Welch, and Clare Welch; a great-grandson, Rylan Jay Hadley; and other relatives. Graveside services were held at Hartford Cemetery in Croton, Ohio. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Robert Hadley, Stephen Hadley, Bill Welch, Ian Welch, Dr. Gary Bowman, Dr. Andrew Bowman, Lauren Eibling, Jr., Tom Eibling, Gregg Fogle, Roger High, Charles Cochran, Dr. Steve Baertsche, Dr. Kurt Johnson, and Gary Carroll.

A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship, c/o The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association or to the Union Rural Electric Scholarship Fund c/o Union County Foundation or to The Farm Animal Support Fund at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (fund #310054). Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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