Thursday, January 19, 2017

OUC Mourns Passing of Former Quinn Library Director, Stanley Planton Jr.

The OUC community is mourning the loss of former Quinn Library Director, Stanley Planton Jr., who passed away Jan. 14, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Stan,” said Martin Tuck, OUC Dean. “He was an instrumental figure in OUC’s rich history and made significant contributions to the Quinn Library and campus overall. We send our condolences to his family and friends and will celebrate his legacy at OUC.”

Planton directed the Quinn Library for 25 years and was a formidable figure in the Chillicothe community. He was a well-established researcher who’s work contributed to the success of numerous individuals, including famed author Dan Brown.  Stan’s research work included gathering information for both of Brown’s first two novels as well initiatives for economic development in Southern Ohio.

Due to the extensive work Planton put forth in helping with Brown’s novels, Brown donated a significant portion of money to establish a religious tolerance collection of books at Quinn Library.

Stan leaves behind a wife of 48 years, Margaret Planton, and two sons. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 74 W. Main Street in Chillicothe on Feb. 4, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made by check to the Ohio University Foundation, with OUC Quinn Library “The Religious Tolerance Collection,” in the memo line, and mail to OUC, Attn: Joyce Atwood 101 University Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

View Stanley Planton Jr.’s obituary in the Chillicothe Gazette here.

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