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GERTRUDE MARIE NEWLAND
Gertrude Marie Newland, 95, of McGuffey died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at
Hardin Hills Health Center in Kenton.
She was a homemaker and a member of the McGuffey Church of Christ.
She was born March 24, 1905, in Hardin County to the late William and Della
Kissling Carmean and was predeceased by three sons, Melvin, Raymond and
William Newland; five brothers; and three sisters. She married Ora Melvin
Newland Jan. 19, 1924, and he died Feb. 27, 1990.
She is survived by two sons, Ora (Phyllys) Newland Jr. of Mount Victory and
Leonard Earl (Paula) Newland of Lima; three daughters, Helen Ellis of
Kenton, Dorothy (Fred) Brehm of Raymond and Karen (Eldon) Staley of Ada; 16
grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Carmean of Florida; and two
sisters-in-law, Betty Joe Carmean of Lima and Micky Carmean of McGuffey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hanson-Neely
Funeral Home in Alger. Chaplain Roger Brown will officiate and burial will
be at the Preston Cemetery in Alger. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Sunday and prior to the services Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin Hills Health Center
Activities Department

CHRISTINA B. JOHNSON
Christina B. Johnson, 92, formerly of Ostrander and Marysville, died
Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Delaware Court Health Care.
She lived most of her life in Ostrander and was a homemaker and a member of
the Ostrander United Methodist Church where she served as historian,
trustee and organist. She was also a volunteer for Mobile Meals in
Marysville.
She was born Jan. 5, 1909, in Ostrander to Carl and Kate McPeek Gabriel and
was predeceased by a grandson, David Jr. in 1983 and her husband, Dale
Johnson in 1979.
She is survived by three sons, Darrell of Columbus, David (Marilyn) of West
Covina, Calif., and Donald (Barbara) of Ostrander; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at
Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

JEROME C. "JAKE" KEATON
Jerome C. "Jake" Keaton, 49, of Plain City died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 7,
2001, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired after 30 years of service with the Upper Arlington
Sanitation Department and had been a Columbus Dispatch carrier for the
Plain City area for 21 years. He was a coach for the Plain City Area
Baseball Association for 15 years and served in the U.S. Army from
1971-1973.
He was born Feb. 10, 1951, in Louisa, Ky., and was predeceased by his
mother, Alma Gillum Keaton in 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Irene "Rene" Meaige Keaton whom he
married in 1971; two sons, Ty Douglas (Danielle) Keaton and William Edward
(Danielle) Keaton of Plain City, Jacob Ryan Keaton of the home; Devin
Daniel Keaton, of whom he was a very proud papa; his father, Codie Keaton
of Plain City; three brothers, Rufus Keaton and Clyde Keaton of Grove City
and Elvis Keaton of Unionville Center; three sisters, Evalena Irvin of St.
Henry, Jewel Fugett of Grove City and Lisa Wolfe of Plain City; a
mother-in-law, Doreen Meaige of Plain City; and a brother-in-law, Rick
(Reina) Meaige of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery where military services will be conducted.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jacob Keaton
Fund at the Richwood Banking Co., 601 W. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064

STANLEY H. MAYBERRY
Stanley H. Mayberry, 81, of Plain City died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from the press
room at Ranco Controls in Delaware.
He was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Plain City to the late T.R. and Mina Miller
Mayberry and was predeceased by his wife, Doris H. Ackley Mayberry in 1995.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen (William) Edwards and Kathy (Tom)
DeMatteo of Plain City; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a
sister, Elsie Williams of Shawnee Hills; and five brothers, Bill Mayberry
of California, Robert Mayberry of Wisconsin, Alfred Mayberry of Claibourne
and Richard Mayberry and Bernard Mayberry of Plain City.
The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer officiated at k services today at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City where military services were conducted.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City was in charge of arrangements

DOROTHY BARBARA KIRK SIMONS
Dorothy Barbara Kirk Simons, 76, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center
and Celina, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Milcrest Nursing Home,
surrounded by her family.
She was the Mercer County Mental Retardation superintendent and
administrator from 1967 through 1980 and was named the 1977 Celina Citizen
of the Year. She was credited for the expansion of the county's MR/DD
program, included a new developmental center, the Cheryl Ann School, a
sheltered workshop and a group home.
She began her career in 1948 as an office worker at Stokely Van Camp in
Milford Center where her husband was the plant manager. In 1957, she was
elected clerk of the village of Milford Center. Her young family moved to
Celina with the Stokely company in the early 1960s and she was the business
manager for the Western Ohio Educational Foundation from 1964 to 1967.
During the 1980s, she was a two-term school board member the Celina public
schools.
She was a former member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Celina and
was very active in missions of the Lima District and the United Methodist
West Ohio Conference. She was a member of the Marysville First United
Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Through the years, her
travels across the world were extensive and included China, the U.S.S.R.,
Greece, Japan, Europe, the Philippines, Australia, Haiti, Ireland and the
Holy Land.
She retired as bursar of the western Ohio branch campus of Wright State
University where she received a bachelor's degree in business
administration and a master's degree in special education. She was a 1941
graduate of Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine, and was a veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at the Pentagon during World War II as a
sergeant. She was  a Marine recruiter in Columbus in 1945 and she and her
husband were the first married veterans to join Marysville American Legion
Post No. 79.
She was born July 26, 1924, in Brewer, Maine, to the late Manley G. and
Catherine E. Irving Kirk.
She is survived by her husband, William H. Simons whom she married April
17, 1945, in Covington, Ky.; two daughters, Suzanne "Susie" D. Chrispin
Mioduszewski of Ann Arbor and Lura K. (William J.) Hayes of Marysville; a
son, William "Bill" K. Simons of Hilliard; six grandchildren, Matthew
(Susan) Chrispin of Worthington, Margaret Chrispin of Columbus, Lindsay
Simons of Hilliard, Melissa Simons of Coldwater and Catherine and Christine
Hayes of Marysville; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Hayes Chrispin; a
sister, Catherine (Louis) Bligh of Brewer; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Smith
of Milford Center, Harriet Simons of Lancaster and Betty Simons of Norwalk;
a brother-in-law, Roger Ervin of Dayton; dear friends, Eileen Hill of
Marysville and Esther Karch of Celina; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate. Friends may
call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A Celebration of Life memorial service will
be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 119 E.
Fulton St. (corner of Main and Fulton), Celina. The Rev. Robert Matheny and
Dr. J. Franklin Luchsinger will officiate and a private family burial will
be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Central
Ohio Day Out Club or to the Ohio Special Olympics in care of the funeral
home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

JACK LEE DENNIS
Jack Lee Dennis, 56, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 25,
2000, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after suffering an
abdominal aortic aneurysm.
He was employed for nearly 16 years in the maintenance department of
Marysville Steel and was also employed with S&B Towing for several years.
He attended Crooksville High School. He and his wife enjoyed country and
western music and in recent years had traveled frequently to Pigeon Forge
and Gatlinburg, Tenn. He was a talented welder, enjoyed woodworking, was a
big fan of the Cleveland Browns and loved spending time with his family,
especially his grandchildren, and his many friends.
He was born May 1, 1943, in Morgan County near Zanesville to the late
Ernest R. and Elsie M. Dennis and was predeceased by his stepfather, Frank
Crain and on June 4, 1984, by a son, Ernest R. Dennis.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, Dorothy J. Dusenberry Dennis
whom he married March 20, 1965; two sons, Jack L. (Debbie) Dennis and Dan
A. (Melissa) Dennis of Marysville; two grandsons, Lee David and Joel Allen
Dennis; a granddaughter, Emma Grace Dennis; four sisters, Erma Crain and
Judy (Doug) Thomas of Crooksville, Wanda (Robert) Head of Roseville and
Ellen (Bill) O'Neil of Marysville; three stepbrothers, Marvin (Ethel) Crain
of Hemlock, Jerry (Paulette) Crain of Crooksville and Bruce Crain of
Zanesville; four stepsisters, Cleo Dennis and Pat (Mike) Toth of
Crooksville, Barb (Russell) Kern of Roseville and Phyllis (Carl) Sampson of
Alabama; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARY SUSANNA KERNS
Mary Susanna Kerns, 82, of East Liberty died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and was employed with the Perry Township Trustees for
16 years and has worked as a clerk at the former East Liberty IGA. She was
a 1936 graduate of Huntsville High School and attended Moore Business
School in Urbana. She enjoyed sewing and hunting.
She was born Sept. 12, 1917, in Toledo to the late Harley Price and Ellen
Bailey.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Donald E. Kerns whom she
married Aug. 10, 1940, at a Methodist church in Wauseon; a son, Larry
Kerns, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Helen Waters of North
Lewisburg and June Robinson and Doris (William) Brokaw of Columbus; a
brother-in-law, Max (Hazel) Kerns of Lima; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Dr. Jason Robson
will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the
service Thursday.

JESSIE M. ADAMS
Jessie M. Adams, 86, of North Lewisburg died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She had been retired for a number of years as a cook at Mercy Memorial
Hospital in Urbana. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in
Johnson County, Ky., and had attended the Hickory Grove United Baptist
Church in Mechanicsburg.
She was born March 20, 1913, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Jerry and
Ellen Blair Pennington and was predeceased by her husband, Sonnie Adams in
1967; a son, Willis Adams in 1995; a granddaughter, Kathryn Briedenbach in
1992; and numerous brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a daughter Phyllis (Dan) Clark of North Lewisburg; a
daughter-in-law, Lona Adams of Kentucky; seven grandchildren, Glenn Pack
and Kevin (Jody) Adams of Mechanicsburg, Gary (Angie) Pack of Marysville,
Joyce (Don) Cauley, Dale Adams and Todd Adams of Woodstock and Lori Moore
of Dayton; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Ruby Conley and Ada Johnson of Kentucky and Eva Saylor of
Zanesville; and a brother, Burlie Pennington of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Hickory
Grove United Baptist Church, Route 161, Mechanicsburg. Elder Denver Caudill
will officiate and burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of Jesse Helton,
1308 Oak Knoll Court, Marysville

TOM RAMEY
Tom Ramey, 51, of Marysville, formerly of Cooksville, Tenn., and Pace,
Fla., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000.
He is survived by a daughter, Jody Lynn Ramey, and a son, Travis Ramey of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; his parents, Elizabeth and John Ramey of Marysville;
three sisters, Betty (Scotty) Black of Marysville, Mary Helen (Brian)
Miller of Margate Fla., and Joyce Collett of Springfield; a brother, John
Robert (Marla) Ramey of Middleburg; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, and
burial will be at the Bloomfield Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until
the time of the service.

BERNARD L. "BERNIE" LEIS
Bernard "Bernie" Leis, 64, of Spencerville died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000,
after a lengthy illness with cancer.
He was an auto mechanic at Koenig Chevrolet and Hager Ford in Spencerville
and at Raabe Ford in Delphos and from 1961 to 1978 owned and operated the
Leis Sohio station in Spencerville. In 1978, he purchased the NAPA store
and operated it as the Spencerville Auto Supply until he retired.
He was a 1953 graduate of Spencerville High School and a member of the
Spencerville United Church of Christ where he sang in the choir and
formerly served on the official board. He served in the U.S. Army in
Germany during the Korean War and was a member of Harry J. Reynolds
American Legion Post 191 and Bowersock Brothers VFW Post 6772. He was also
a member of the Northwest Ohio Field and Stream Association and the
Goodtime Campers of Spencerville.
He was born Aug. 27, 1935 in Spencer Township, Allen County, to  Harman and
Lola C. Strohl Leis and was predeceased by his father and a brother, James
L. Leis.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean "Jeanie" Ellerbrock Leis whom he
married Dec. 29, 1958; his mother of Spencerville; three sons, Larry J.
(Wanda) Leis of Winnsboro, S.C., Eugene H. "Gene" (Elizabeth) Leis of
Cridersville and Richard A. (Tonya) Leis of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Teresa
S. "Terri" (Kevin) Klaus of Delphos; five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert E. Leis of Spencerville; a sister,
Delores (Tom) Winters of Raymond; and a sister-in-law, Jan N. Leis of
Spencerville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Thomas E. Bayliff
Funeral Home in Spencerville. The Rev. Ronald L. Shifley will officiate and
burial will be at the Spencerville Cemetery where graveside military rites
will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a
charity of the donors choice


BROOKLIN WORTHY MORGAN
Brooklin Worthy Morgan, 81, of West Mansfield, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz.,
died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was an auto mechanic and body work specialist and was a former associate
of Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington. He served three years in the U.S.
Conservation Corps and enjoyed woodworking and was a devoted husband,
father and grandfather.
He was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Orion Delmar
and Ophia Long Morgan and was predeceased by a brother, Earl Theodore
Morgan; a grandson, Robert Brey; a niece, Patty Holland; and a nephew,
Sherman Ball Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Arletta Duncan Morgan; three
daughters, Bonnie Morgan of Marysville and Sally (Alan) Rupprecht and
Carmen Morgan of West Mansfield; a son, Roger (Kathy) Morgan of Phoenix;
six grandchildren, Roxanne (Mark) Bumgarner and Kaysi Rene Morgan of
Marysville, Aaron Hill of West Mansfield, Brooklyn Peebles, Angie Peck and
Jody Genteman of Arizona; 10 great-grandchildren, Shane, Colin, Jeramie,
Morgan, Joel, Jamie, Bobbi, Parrish, Katie and Ashley; seven
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William Delmar Morgan of Delaware; a
sister, Blanch Louise (Sherman) Ball of Lewis Center; three sisters-in-law,
Emma Savage, Barbara McKenzie and Zona Hughes; and several nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Following cremation, burial will be at the Broadway Cemetery. Friends
may call from noon until the time of the service

MYRTLE CHRISTINE SNEED STANSBERRY
Myrtle Christine Sneed Stansberry, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Ansel,
Ky., died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Eubank Church of Christ in Eubank, Ky.
She was born July 17, 1922, in Ansel, Ky., to the late Henry Pete and
Lizzie Ellen Sweet Sneed and was predeceased by a brother, Roy Sneed and
her husband, Joseph David Stansberry whom she married Jan. 12, 1941.
She is survived by three sons, David Allen (Linda) Stansberry of Hamilton,
Donald Ray (Wanda) Stansberry of Columbus and Ronald Burnett (Pamela)
Stansberry of Londonderry; four daughters, Alice Faye (John) Hunter of Port
Charlotte, Fla., Brenda Kay (Thomas) Yamashita of Seattle, Mary C. Rice of
Marysville and Margaret (Claudius) Blevins of Eubank; a stepdaughter,
Virginia Lee (Charles) Rowe of St. Cloud, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roscoe (Betty) Sneed of Franklin,
Ind., and Albert Dewitt (Gin) Sneed of Cleves.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Morris & Hislope
Funeral Home, North Highway 27, Science Hill, Ky. Brother Harold Carter
will officiate and burial will be at Bethelridge Cemetery at Bethelridge,
Ky. Friends may call at 6 p.m. Friday

EDGAR F. ADELSBERGER JR.
Edgar F. Adelsberger Jr., 79, of Marysville died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired from the Scott Company. He operated a welding repair and
service business for many years on his farm and after his retirement from
Scotts was employed as a parts service man with Bob Chapman Ford.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church the Knights of
Columbus and Scotts 20-year Club. He was a square dance caller with the
String-a-Lings Band and retired from calling dances at the age of 78,
having done so for 60 years. He could be seen many nights at the Old Town
Inn with his wife, helping and visiting with the patrons.
In recent years, he was known as a hog roaster, preparing meats for events
around the county. He was an avid Ohio State fan and enjoyed his family
summer vacations in Myrtle Beach and Renfro Valley in Kentucky.
He was born April 10, 1920, in London, Ohio, to the late Edgar F. and
Loretta Fath Adelsberger Sr. and was predeceased by a brother, Robert
Adelsberger.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Rausch Adelsberger whom he married Feb.
23, 1946, at Our Lady of Lourdes; a daughter, Patricia S. (Joseph)
Szuszkiewicz of Loveland; two sons, Daniel L. (Judy) Adelsberger and David
E. (Cathy) Adelsberger of Marysville; grandchildren, Adam and Kathy
Szuszkiewicz of Loveland, Brian (Beth) Adelsberger, Jason (Sheila)
Adelsberger, Joel Schwartz and Justin Adelsberger of Marysville; and Kelly
(Sabrina) Schwartz of Hilliard; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Amber
Adelsberger and Sarah Schwartz Wietelman; three sisters, Martha (Art)
Edelblute of Ostrander, Lucille (Leonard) Herr of Wooster and Margaret A.
McKitrick of Marysville; a brother, Tom (Mary Alice) Adelsberger of
Danville; three sisters-in-law, Peggy Adelsberger of Athens and Irene
Griffin and Emma Louise Cunningham of Marysville; and several nieces and
nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Adam Szuszkiewicz, Joseph Szuszkiewicz, Justin
Adelsberger, Kelly Schwartz, Joel Schwartz, Matthew Cunningham and Lundy
Adelsberger. Honorary pall bearers will be Jack Holton, Jim Hurst, Ray
Huey, Marvin Twigg and Robert Lowry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the
American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

JOSEPH "JOSE" ALFONSO TEJADA JIMENEZ
Joseph "Jose" Alfonso Tejada Jimenez, 70, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan.
18, 2000, at his home with his family at his side after a brave fight with
cancer for 12 years.
He retired in 1995 from Nestle Research and Development after 35 years as a
coffee and tea specialist. After retirement he continued with Nestle as a
company consultant.
He came to the United States from El Salvador when he was 12 and learned
the coffee trade over many years during his frequent trips to his home
country and other coffee growing nations. Early in his career, he worked
for Machado and Company, coffee traders on Wall Street in New York City.
He served as a corporal in the 31st Infantry Dixie Division in U.S. Army
during the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church, a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 79, a member of
40 et 8, a member and past president of the Marysville Kiwanis Club, a
charter member of Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Lourdes Council 5534,
and a former leader of Boy Scout Explorer Post 101.
He was an avid bicyclist and at age 60 participated in the Tour of Scioto
River Valley, a 200-mile bike trek. He enjoyed classical music, ping pong,
swimming, water volleyball, camping, target shooting and hunting. He was a
beloved husband, father and grandfather and a friend to many in the
community. He epitomized the saying, "There are no strangers, just friends
you have not yet met."
He was born Oct. 5, 1929, in San Salvador, El Salvador to the late Alfonso
Tejada and Julie Jimenez Webb and was predeceased by a brother, Ricardo
Tejada and a brother-in-law, John Phillip Sousa.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Renee Sousa Jimenez whom he married
July 9, 1955, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Brooklyn, N.Y.; four daughters,
Julie M. Whipple of Marysville, Claire (Thomas) Turnbull of Delaware, Mary
(Michael) Kirschenbaum of Mount Carmel, Tenn., and Anne Neininger of
Galloway; two sons, Joseph (Julie) Jimenez of Dublin and Victor (Elaine)
Jimenez of Newark; 10 grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary and Alicia Whipple,
Alexander and Elizabeth Turnbull, Justin Kirschenbaum, Christopher
Neininger, Andrea and Kristina Jimenez and Ethan Jimenez; a brother, Julio
(Linda) Tejada of Daly City, Calif.; a sister, Guadalupe (Maurcio) Hasbun
of El Salvador; a brother-in-law, Dr. Victor (Dr. Elizabeth) Sousa of
Pleasantville, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Rebecca (Dale) Sorrells of Odessa,
Texas; a mother-in-law, Clara Sousa of Odessa; and many friends in the
United States, Latin America and Europe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery where military honors will be
conducted by American Legion Post 79 and the Union County Veterans
Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Underwood Funeral Home where an American Legion Post 79 tribute will be
held at 8 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Wake Service, including the
praying of the Holy Rosary, will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the disabled children's foundation,
Foundacion Hermano Pedro, c/o P. Vito Guarato, O.F.M.; Our Lady of Lourdes;
or Hospice at Grady, 551 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

WILLIAM C. ROSE SR.
William C. Rose Sr., 74, of Delaware died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was the former owner of the Bill Rose Ford/Mercury dealership in
Richwood which is now owned by his son, Bill Jr. Prior to that, he owned
the Bill Rose Lincoln/Mercury dealership in Delaware. He had been involved
for more that 45 years in the automobile business and received many awards
such as the Ford Motor Company President's Award in 1989 and multiple
Distinguished Dealer Award.
He was U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific. He
was a member of the Ostrander United Methodist Church, Richwood Mount
Carmel Lodge 303 F&AM, York Rite in Marion, Delaware Elks Lodge, N.A.D.A.,
O.A.D.A., Ostrander and Delaware Senior Citizens.
He was born July 10, 1925, in Cane, Pa., to the late Alton and Caroline
Myers Rose and was predeceased by a sister.
Her is survived by his wife, Gloria Corey Rose to whom he was married for
more than 46 years; two sons, Corey D. (Lori) Rose of Gahanna and Bill
(Vicki) Rose Jr. of Richwood; a daughter, Gloria (Reese) James of Delaware;
three grandchildren, Erica, Cory and Corey David; and two sisters, Betty
(Rush) Newsome and Virginia Birch of Pittsburgh.
Funeral services will be held at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood at
2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Scott Campbell will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ostrander United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 66, Ostrander, Ohio 43061.


LENORE I. BICE
Lenore I. Bice, 88, of Largo, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Suncoast
Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Blue Star Mothers. She moved to Largo
23 years ago from Milford Center.
She was born Feb. 9, 1911, in Urbana to the late Roy and Edna James and was
predeceased by a son, William T. Irvine. She married Carl B. Bice Feb. 9,
1949, and he died Jan. 11, 2000, in Largo.
She is survived by a daughter, Jackie Howell of Largo; nine grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a
half-brother; and three half-sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boyd Funeral Home,
122 W. Columbia, Marion. The Rev. Victoria Powers-Smith will officiate and
burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II memorial in
Washington, D.C., in care of the funeral home

CARL R. BICE
Carl B. Bice, 82, of Largo, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Suncoast
Hospital.
He was a piece maker with Eljer Plumbingware in Marysville. He was a World
War II veteran of the U.S. Army and moved to Largo from Milford Center 23
years ago.
He was born July 10, 1917, in Dover to the late Eugene and Edna Beard Bice
and was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. He was also predeceased
Jan. 10, 2000, by his wife, Lenore I. Bice whom he married  Feb. 9, 1949.
He is survived by a daughter, Jackie Howell of Largo; nine grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two nephews; and a
niece.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boyd Funeral Home,
122 W. Columbia, Marion. The Rev. Victoria Powers-Smith and burial will be
at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II monument in
Washington, D.C., in care of the funeral home

CLARRETTA RAUSCH
Clarretta Rausch, 80, of Plain City died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a two-week illness.
A homemaker and farmer's wife, she was a longtime member of St. Paul
Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She was a former member of the Farm
Bureau and attended the monthly dinner meetings of the Christian Women's
Club of Marysville at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City. She was
baptized Dec. 14, 1919, and confirmed April 9, 1933, at Trinity Lutheran
Church. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and playing cards in numerous card
clubs. She will be fondly remember as a wonderful cook.
She was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Marysville, the youngest of five children of
the late Charles and Lillie Fox Nicol and was predeceased by  daughter,
Barbara Picklesimer in 1996; two brothers, Gerhard and Herman Nicol; a
sister-in-law, Frieda Nicol; and a brother-in-law, Harry Gilbert. She
married Melvin E. Rausch May 3, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church and he
died Feb. 23, 1982.
She is survived by her son-in-law, David (Kathy) Picklesimer of Milford
Center; four grandchildren, Mike (Lorie) Picklesimer, Erin Picklesimer,
Mark Picklesimer; and Ryan Picklesimer; four step-granddaughters, April
(Jim) Foley Amy Scheiderer, Amber Scheiderer and Annette Scheiderer; two
sisters, Emma Gilbert and Anna Katherine (Pearl) Scheiderer of Marysville;
two sisters-in-law, Frieda Nicol of Marysville and Eloise (Ken) Heichel of
Madison; a brother-in-law, Eldred (Jackie) Rausch of Tucson, Ariz.; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 7960 Route
38, Milford Center.

BONNIE MAE LOUDERMILK
Bonnie Mae Loudermilk, 85, of Milford Center died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000,
at Union Manor Nursing Home.
She was a member of Hayden Baptist Church in Amlin.
She was born March 25, 1914, in Portsmouth to the late Alonza and Cynthia
Rigsby Rigsby and was predeceased by a son, Herman in 1967; a daughter,
Bonnie Cremeans in 1972; three brothers, Edgar Rigsby, Chester Rigsby and
Richard Rigsby; and two sisters, Flora Sparks and Beulah Matthews.
She is survived by her husband, Addison Lee Loudermilk whom she married in
1931; a son, Lester Eugene (Evelyn) Loudermilk of Milford Center; four
daughters, Gladys (Marion) Kise of North Carolina, Leona (George) Burton of
Milford Center, Wanda (Thomas) Morlan of Marengo and Phyllis (Lowell)
Wellman of Plain City; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 10
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Geneva Sparks of London; and nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Price will officiate and burial will be at 9 a.m.
Monday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Hilliard. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, Union County Division, P.O. Box 344, Marysville

JOHN YOUNG READING JR.
John Young Reading Jr., 80, of Wildwood, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000.
He was retired as an offset plate maker for the U.S. Printing Office in
Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Army Signal Corps during World War
II and was a veteran of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Leesburg, life member of VFW Post 4910 in Wildwood and Past
Commander of VFW National Capitol Post 127 in Washington.
He was born in Suitland, Md., and moved to Wildwood from Forestville, Mo.,
in 1974.
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Reading of Wildwood; two sisters,
Nellie Grosart of Annandale, Va., and Nancy Rhoton of Wildwood; and several
nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by the Beyers Funeral Home, 1123 W. Main
St., Leesburg, Fla. 34748

DEBORAH D. WHITED
Deborah D. Whited, 21, of Richwood died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, as the
result of an automobile accident.
She was a secretary at Spencer Consulting Services in Marion. She graduated
in 1997 at the top of her class at Tri-Rivers High School and was an active
member of the Marysville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was born Jan. 5, 1979, in Marion and is survived by her parents,
Garland D. and Sharon G. Kolberg Whited; paternal grandfather, Glen Whited
of Mount Sterling; maternal grandmother, Dorice Kolberg of Richwood; four
half-sisters, Lynn Chovan of Chicago, Rebecca Mettmann and Tonya Whited of
Grove City and Kim Whited of London; a half-brother, David Whited of
London; her best friend, Rainbow Foust of Richwood; special friend, Kevin
Sizemore of Dayton; and numerous aunts, uncles and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses, 17700 Echo Drive, Marysville. Burial will be at the
Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to World Wide Work of Jehovah's
Witnesses. Cards will be available at the church.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements

HOWARD GERALD ELLIOTT
Howard Gerald Elliott, 91, of Zanesfield died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital after a seven-week illness.
He was a lifelong farmer, raising Holstein dairy cattle until the late
1960s and then raising Hereford beef cattle until his retirement. He
attended the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. He served as Perry
Township Trustee and was a former member of the East Liberty School Board
and the Logan County Fair Board. As a younger man he took great pride in
working horses and earned a reputation for being able to break the most
stubborn horses. He especially enjoyed attending the draft horse auctions
each February at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
He was born Jan. 7, 1909, in Bokescreek Township near West Mansfield, the
oldest of 11 children of the late John Lloyd and Hattie Corwin Elliott. He
was predeceased by two brothers, John Wilson Elliott and George Eldon
Elliott. He married Doris Mae Cronkleton March 20, 1933, in Covington, Ky.,
and she died June 28, 1998.
He is survived by a son, John M. (Carmel) Elliott of Bellefontaine; two
daughters, Marilyn Green of Ada and Beverly Ann Kerr of Newport, Ky.; eight
grandchildren, Gregory and Howard Green, Christopher and Tammy Elliott,
Leslie Smith and Kelly, Scott and Todd Kerr; four great-grandchildren,
Morgan and Jamie Smith and Daniel and Rayven Kerr; four brothers, Thomas
Hartley (Bernice) Elliott of Cincinnati, Byron Elbie (Hilda) Elliott of
Fort Myers, Fla., Robert Gary (Pauline) Elliott of Dublin and Charles
Franklin Elliott of Cincinnati; four sisters, Thelma Isabel Kohler of
Lincoln, Neb., Leona Catherine (Norman) Wildermuth of Lewistown, Mary
Imogene (Burgess) Elliott of Springfield and Phyllis Kathleen (Dean)
Huffman of West Jefferson; two brothers-in-law, Milton (Marjorie)
Cronkleton of West Mansfield and Herbert Cronkleton of Ridgeway; a
sister-in-law, Pauline Elliott of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home. The Rev. Ruth Keck will officiate
and burial will be at the Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Greenfield United Methodist
Church or the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in care of the funeral
home

JULIA I. FITZGERALD KENNEDY
Julia I. Fitzgerald Kennedy, 76, of Mansfield died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000,
at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.
She played on the state championship basketball team in Raymond and was an
accomplished artist who painted still life and outdoor scenes. She was a
volunteer collector for the United Way, American Cancer Society and
American Heart Association.
She was born July 7, 1923, in Kent to the late Francis and Myrtle Irene
Anderson Fitzgerald and was predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth
Stierhoff and a brother, Robert Fitzgerald.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Edward J. Kennedy; two sons,
Edward J. (Rebella "Sue") Kennedy of Mansfield and Dale (Kay) Poling of
Mayesville, Ky.; three daughters, Marie "Tissy" (Huy) Doan of Mansfield,
Peggy (the Rev. John) Clarke of Mariah, N.Y., and Cheryl (Charles) While of
Perrysville; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister
Joanne (Smokie) Stover.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield. The Rev. John
Clarke will officiate and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m

CAROLYN MAY MILLER
Carolyn May Miller, 55, of Belle Center died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000.
She was a former employee of Heartland of Marysville and SST Express in
Columbus.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Temple and she enjoyed gospel music.
She was born May 31, 1944, in Marysville to the late Charles Frank and
Betty J. Dodd Emmert and was predeceased by an infant sister, Cheryl Ann.
She is survived by her husband, Russell G. Miller whom she married Aug. 2,
1968, in Marysville; three sons, Edward Pitt and Rusty Miller of Marysville
and Robert Pitt of Kenton; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Emmert
Jr. and James Emmert of Marysville; and a sister, Linda K. Green of
Tremont, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Morgan Miller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Tricare Hospice in care of the funeral home

PAUL FISHERBAUGH JR
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Paul Fisherbaugh Jr., 81, of Raymond died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired route salesman for the Atlas Linen Company, now Van Dyne
Crotty. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was of the Methodist
faith. He was a former member of Ralph R. Rickly Lodge 670 F&AM and
Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed
bowling and playing baseball.
He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Greenville to the late Paul and Gladys M.
Hayworth Fisherbaugh Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Esther M. McBee Fisherbaugh whom he married
Dec. 9, 1962, in Westerville; a son, Gary L. (Susan) Fisherbaugh of
Englewood, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy K. (Don) May of Havre, Mont., and
Cheryl M. (Leroy) LeMaster of Raymond; eight grandchildren; and 13
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Raymond
Cemetery. Elder Ron Speakman will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society,
P.O. Box 18313, Columbus, Ohio 43218

LEREE MAYBELLE GEARHISER
LeRee Maybelle Gearhiser, 83, of Radnor died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at
Grant Medical Center after a short illness.
She attended the Office Training School in Columbus and was employed at the
Delaware County Courthouse fromn 1955 to 1972. She was a member of St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect.
She was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Delaware County to the late LeRoy A. and
Tula O. Clymer Demorest and was predeceased by a sister, Irene Almendinger.
She married Claire Nelson Gearhiser April 9, 1939, and he died in 1982.
She is survived by two sons, H. Richard (Ruth) Gearhiser of Radnor and J.
Charles (Deborah) Gearhiser of St. Joseph, Mich.; a daughter, Constance B.
(James) Janks of Prospect; eight grandchildren, Susan Gearhiser, Matt
Gearhiser, Bethany Gearhiser, Michael Gearhiser, Nathan Tribble, Sonja
Ruth, Michael (Teresa) Janks and Melissa (Joe) Szablewski; five
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Demorest of Waldo and Harold
Demorest of Ashley; and a sister, Loma Kraner of Frankenmuth, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial will
be at the Waldo Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

CHESTER A. MESSER
Chester A. Messer, 62 of Richwood died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Marion
General Hospital.
He was retired from the Fairfield Engineering Company in Marion where he
had worked for more than 20 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Roscoe and Eva
Pridemore Messer and was predeceased by a brother, Henry Messer and a
sister Willa Myers.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Y. Barr Messer whom he married in
December 1968 in Columbus; three sons, Joseph (Delanna) Morone of
Springfield, Frank (Maureen) Morone of Marion and Dan (Lisa) Morone of
Ostrander; two daughters, Mary (Bobb) Pearson of Richwood and Teressa (Ron)
King of Indian Lake; five grandchildren, Belinda (Eric) Hines and Richard,
April, Justin and Jacob Morone; three great-grandchildren, Eric Hines Jr.,
Chester Hines and Nicholas Morone; two sisters, Faye (Frank) Hall of
Marysville and Beverly Sweeney of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Ron Myers of
Pleasant City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran services will be conducted by
Richwood VFW Post 870 and American Legion Baccarat Post 40.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood Community United Calvary
Church, 117 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344

LARRY B. STUMP

Larry B. Stump, 63, of Lapeer Mich., and formerly of Marysville died
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000.
He was head physical therapist at Lapeer County General Hospital and
Suncrest for 17 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a
member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He enjoyed golfing, fishing,
camping and all sports.
He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Marysville to John Franklin "Frank" and Susan
Gay Stump and was predeceased by his mother and his wife, Patricia Lew King
Stump.
He is survived by his father; his children, Kathleen (Frank) Wolowiel and
Andrew (Julia) Stump of Lapeer and Bruce (Lori) Stump of Hadley of Lapeer;
grandchildren, Cameron, Matthew, Nathan, Emily, Lexi, Jack and Noah; his
father of Marysville; a brother, Jerry (Meg) Stump of Buffalo Lake, Minn.;
a nephew, Aaron; and a niece, Taylor.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Muir Brothers Funeral
Home in Lapeer. Pastor Peter DeKlerk will officiate.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or American
Cancer Society

CARL J. RUSSELL
Carl J. Russell, 88, of Prospect died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at his home.
He was a farmer and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect,
where he formerly served on the church board of administration. He was a
former member of the board of directors for the Prospect Farmer's Exchange
and a former Prospect Township Trustee.
He was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Thompson Township to the late Earl I. and
Mabel Landis Russell
He is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Heiby Russell whom he married April
9, 1939; two sons, Ralph (Patricia) Russell and Charles (Shirley) Russell
of Prospect; a daughter, Carolyn (Richard) Clunk of Delaware; eight
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund

HAZEL IRENE JONES PATTERSON
Hazel Irene Jones Patterson, 79, of Marysville died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Sapulpa, Okla., to the late George E. and Kathryn Wilson Jones and was predeceased by her husband, Charles Patterson in 1961.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty (Don) Wheeler of Marysville; two grandsons, Don (Elisabeth) Wheeler of Springfield and Heath (Luci) Wheeler of Marysville; a granddaughter, Selma Jo Johnson of Oklahoma; and a great-grandson, Zayne Wheeler.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

MARTHA E. "MARTY" SKRILETZ

Martha E. "Marty" Skriletz, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and a summertime resident of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her home after suffering a heart attack and related complications two weeks ago.
She was a homemaker during the 1970s was a volunteer with the physical therapy department at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was a graduate of Elyria High School and enjoyed golfing, participating in Flagstone's women's morning golf league this past summer. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville and the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed dining in fine restaurants, the sound of big band music and dancing the jitterbug. She especially enjoyed Ohio State football and after World War II, she and her husband attended countless football games with their very good friends, Mel and Lou Clapp.
She was born July 22, 1924, in Lawrence County to the late Manuel and Mae Allen Cremeans and was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Dulmage and Sadie Hadsell; and two brothers, Rom Willis and Chester Willis. She married Rudolph A. "Rudy" Skriletz Aug. 23, 1947, at the Elyria Baptist Church and he died July 18, 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Mae (Dan) Scott of Carson, Calif., and Barbara Jean (Terry) Slack of Marysville; two sons, Timothy Allen (Jane) Skriletz I of Punta Gorda, Fla., and David John (Sandy) Skriletz of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Timothy Allen Skriletz II, Joe and Mark Skriletz, Cassidy and Tyler Scott and Adam and Kyle Slack; and a brother, Glenn (Jeanne) Willis of Hobe Sound, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale funeral Home. The Rev. John Osborne will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Union County Division, c/o Gerald Dackin, 922 Hickory Drive, Marysville; or the church at 207 S. Court St., Marysville.

SARAH (SALLY) L. SHUCK
Sarah (Sally) L. Shuck, 83, died Dec. 25, 1999, at Sacred Heart Medical
Center in Spokane following a recent illness.
She was an accomplished pianist, a gifted writer, a devoted golfer and
bowler, a talented gardener, an avid sports fan and a fiercely independent
woman.
Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Wilkes Barre, Pa., she graduated from Wayland
Academy of Beaver Dam, Wisc. and from Otterbein College of Westerville,
where she met and married her husband, Emerson C. Shuck, who died in 1995.
The couple raised four children during their 59 years together, making
their homes in Bowling Green, then Delaware, Ohio, and finally Cheney. She
devoted her life to caring for their children as Dr. Shuck pursued a career
in university academia and later administration.
While in Bowling Green, she sang in the Methodist church choir, taught
Sunday school, served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and shared a great
love of nature with her kids.
The couple moved to Cheney in 1967, where Dr. Shuck served as president of
Eastern Washington University for nine years. After moving to Cheney, she
became a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She continued to live in the home they
built in Cheney until her death.
Survivors include her children, Bill (Lynn) Shuck Jarrettsville, Md., Kathy
Demchak of Marysville, Malinda (Hal) Sautter of Cheney and Jane Johnson of
New Berlin, Wisc.; nine grandchildren including Eric (Wendy) Demchak of
Marysville; and 12 great-grandchildren including Alyssa, Abigayle and
Adelyn Demchak.
According to her wishes, no public services will be held. Private interment
will be at Van Horn Cemetery in Bowling Green, next to her husband. A
graveside service for the family will be held in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph's Indian School in
Chamberlain, S.D., 57326 or the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New
York, NY, 10003-9562.

ROBERT D. "BOB" DEAN
Robert D. "Bob" Dean, 52, of Marysville died unexpectedly early Monday
morning, Jan. 3, 2000, in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He was an associate with Honda Transmission Manufacturing for more than 17
years and was a member of the Quality Control department. He had formerly
been employed with Nestles and Rockwell International.
A 1966 graduate of Marysville High School, he served in the U.S. Army and
was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Marysville VFW
#3320 and the Marysville Moose #1651. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed
jogging, playing softball with his brother and pitching horseshoes at
Schwartzkopf Park. He attended the Indianapolis 500 for the past several
years and was a devoted fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati
Reds.
He was born Aug. 31, 1947, at White Cross Hospital in Columbus to the late
Dale H. and Norma Jean Webb Dean. He is preceded in death by an infant son,
Christopher Ryan Dean, in 1982.
Survivors include his wife of eight years, Linda Congrove Lasley Dean, whom
he married Oct. 12, 1991, at the Springdale Baptist Church; a son, Dustin
Raymond Dean of Milford Center; two daughters, Melissa Ann and Michelle
Amanda Lasley of the home; mother-in-law, Jean Congrove of Marysville;
three sisters, Joyce (Gail) Scott, Janice Florkowski and Barbara Morris,
all of Marysville; a brother Larry (Diane) Dean of Marysville; an uncle,
Raymond (Ann) Webb) of Marysville; an aunt, Elaine Webb of Marysville;
brother-in-law, Mike (Becky) Congrove of Marysville; sister-in-law,
Jeanette Copeland of Anaheim, Calif.; his former wife, Roberta "Bobbi"
McKinnon of Milford Center; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dave Hubert will officiate and burial will take place at
Claibourne Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Marysville VFW #3320, 15237 Industrial
Parkway, Marysville, Ohio 43040 or the Union County Heart Association, c/o
Gerald Dackin, 922 Hickory Drive, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

RUBY L. HEDGES
Ruby L. Hedges, 85, of Columbus died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Doctors North
Hospital after a short illness.
She was retired as a housekeeper at Marion General Hospital and OSU
Hospital. She a 1933 graduate and valedictorian of Prospect High School.
She was a 42-year member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect and had
transferred her membership to Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus during
the last few years.
She was born April 2, 1914, in Marion to the late Charles W. and Rella
Eliza Russell Clements and was predeceased by a son, Dan; and two brothers,
Paul and Fred. She married Fred J. Hedges June 16, 1935, and he died Jan.
17, 1965.
She is survived by two sons, William A. (Deanna) Hedges of Hilliard and
Lyle J. (Linda) Hedges of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Erwin (Susie) Clements of Lancaster and
Floyd (Ruth) Clements of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three sisters, Esther (Ward)
Powell of Cardington, Blanche Rutherford of Columbus and Velma (Ray) Brehm
of Powell.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Prospect
Cemetery. The Rev. Roy Godfrey will officiate. There will be no calling
hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 200 E.
Water St., Prospect, Ohio, 43342, or Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 S. Third
St., Columbus, Ohio.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

MARTHA E. "MARTY" SKRILITZ
Martha E. "Marty" Skrilitz, 75, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of
Marysville died this morning, Jan. 4, 2000, at her home following a short
illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph A. "Rudy" Skrilitz, on
July 18, 1998.
Arrangements are being completed by Mannasmith Hale Funeral Home.

MAY BELLE NEWHOUSE
May Belle Newhouse, 79, of Ostrander died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, at her home.
She was born Jan. 29, 1920 in Marysville to the late John and Della Sink
and was predeceased by a daughter, Pat Cordingley; two sons, Les and Tim
and her husband, Hollis.
She lived her lifetime in Scioto Township. She was a former volunteer with
the Grady Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was a member of the Scioto Township
Farm Bureau and served on the township board of elections.
She is survived by a daughter, Sue Kanode of Delaware; two sons, Jeff
Newhouse and Jack Newhouse of Ostrander; four granddaughters, Brenda, Toni,
Angie and Holly; two grandsons, Mike and Rob; a great-grandson, Les; a
sister, Marguerite Shearer of Marysville; and a niece, Betty Lee of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Funeral
Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

F. IVADEL LEIGH HUNT
F. Ivadel Leigh Hunt, 83, of Worthington Christian Village, formerly of
North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000.
She retired from Grimes Manufacturing of Urbana as a supervisor after 24
years of service. She was a 1934 graduate of North Lewisburg High School
and a member of the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Hill and
Valley Club, Sunshine Club, Sewing Club and the Champaign County Quilters
Guild.
She was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Jessup, Iowa, to the late William Everett and
Virginia May Karr Leigh and was predeceased by three brother, Ray, Francis
and John Leigh and a sister, Lois Carmack. She married B. Frank Hunt June
6, 1941, and he died in 1988.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Richard) Young of Westerville and
Judy Hughes of Columbus; five grandchildren, Scott, Mark and Brian Young,
Jennifer Hughes and Jaime Hughes Miller; a brother, Willard (Loraine) Leigh
of Fontana, Calif.; five nephews; two nieces; and several great-nephews and
great-nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Kurtis King
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

LAURA JANE BROWN
Laura Jane Brown, 89, of Delaware died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the
Arbors of Delaware.
She was retired as a cook for Ohio Wesleyan University. She was a member of
Eagles Aerie 376 Auxiliary and enjoyed the fellowship of her friends.
She was born March 17, 1910, in Pickaway County to the late George W. and
Ethel Acker Yoakum and was predeceased by four sisters, Neva Rittenhouse in
1985 and three infants.
She is survived by three sons, Laurence E. and Robert E. of Marysville and
Donald R. of Ashley; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother,
Carl R. Yoakum of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews, including
Shirley Kirby and Michelle who helped care for her.
There will be no calling hours and burial will be at the South Bloomfield
Cemetery at a later date. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015

DOROTHY A. RAFFERTY
Dorothy A. Rafferty, 78, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at
Canterbury Villa Nursing Home in Centerburg.
She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and The
Station Break.
She was born Jan. 31, 1921, in London to the late William R. and Minnie
Peck Herron and was predeceased by five brothers, Ora T., Ralph K., William
A., Elba C. and Odis O. Herron; and two sisters, Mary P. Wood and May
Herron. She married Harold R. Rafferty and he died in January 1989.
She is survived by three sons, Gerald W., L. Michael and Harold Jeffery
Rafferty of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Rebecca R. (John) Schlovenski of
Louisville, Ky., Katherine Fay Rafferty of Endwell, N.Y., and Roberta K.
(Richard) McDonald of Marion; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three
brothers, Raymond Herron and Marvin A. (Naomi) Herron of Urbana and Vernon
"Bud" (Eleanor) Herron of Marysville; a sister, Lyda "Sis" Herron of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the North-Dilley
Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. The Rev. Rodney Buchanan will
officiate and burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Summerford Cemetery in
Summerford. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Station Break, 501 S. Main St.,
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

OPAL FAY GIFFORD YEAZELL
Opal Fay Gifford Yeazell, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Urbana, died
Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Union Manor Nursing Center.
She was a former associate of the Nestle Company and Eljers in Marysville
and also worked at Hans Rausch's Home Restaurant in Marysville and at the
Lennox Company in Columbus and in the Ford Department during World War II.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Windsor and Community Seniors and the Windsor Singers and was a volunteer
for senior bingo. She was a life member and former commander of Disabled
American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 31 in Urbana, Order of the Eastern Star
530 in Urbana; Rebekkah Lodge in Cable and a former auxiliary member of the
Fanning Springs, Fla., Fire Department. While she lived in Urbana she was
involved in Welcome Wagon and card club and was a former member of the
Springfield YMCA Mother's Club.
She was born Aug. 12, 1908, in Woodstock to the late Edward C. and Gatha
Huffman Gifford and was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Rose in 1930; a
grandson, George Patrick Hill in 1953; and a dear friend, Charles Kerns.
She married Melvin E. Yeazell Sept. 19, 1953, and he died in 1973.
She is survived by a daughter, Viola M. Hill of Marysville; a son, Edward
Q. (Barbara Railo) Watts of Summit, N.J.; three grandchildren, Charles E.
Hill of Florida, Daniel D. Hill and Susan (Howard) Bunch of Arizona; five
great-grandchildren; Charles, Randy and Nicholas Hill and Tiffany and
Brandon Bunch; and three cousins, Charles Thompson and Grace Chandler of
Marysville and Paul Thompson of Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Revs. Richard Flynn and Roberta Campbell will officiate and
burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United
Church of Christ

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WALTER M. "TOMMY" THOMASON
Walter M. "Tommy" Thomason, 87, of Ashland, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 27,
2000, at Heartland of Riverview in South Point, Ohio, after an extended
illness.
He was retired as a tech service engineer with the Ashland Oil Company
after 38 years of service. He was a veteran Merchant Mariner with the
United States Coast Guard and a member of First United Methodist Church. He
was associated with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 40 years,
having been a member of the Lone Scout which was the original Boy Scouts of
America and was a member of the Tri State Area Council of the Boy Scouts.
He was a member of Poage Masonic Lodge F&AM 325, a Master Mason, a member
of Kentucky Grand Lodge, Ashland Commandery Knights Templar 28, Easter Star
Ashland Chapter 119 and Everett Council 65.
He was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Mercer County, Ill., to the late Walter
Cleveland and Ethel Audry McKnelly Thomason and was predeceased by a
daughter, Tawyna Thomason, and in 1998 by his wife, Alice A. Thomason.
He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Jones of Raymond; two sons, Virgil
Bruce Thomason of Baton Rouge, La., and Walter C. Thomason of Chesapeake;
three grandchildren, Dawn Gaudin of Baton Rouge, Donald M. Jones II of
Marysville and Jonathon Michael Easton of Wilton, Conn.; a
great-grandchild, Cassidy Easton of Wilton; and a nephew, Larry M. Thomason
of Galesburg, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Steen Funeral Home
Ashland Chapel, 1501 Central Ave., Ashland, Ky. The Rev. Dr. William M.
Moore will officiate and burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a Masonic
service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of
America

LEATRICE JOY SCHACHERBAUER
Leatrice Joy Schacherbauer, 74, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000,
at her son's home in Westerville.
She was a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church and Ostrander Senior
Citizens. She was a loving and caring mother who has relied on the joy of
her grandchildren for the past few years.
She was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Columbus to the late George and Lydia Baker
Markel and was predeceased by three brothers, James Markel, Robert Markel
and Earl Markel; two sisters, Ruth Sipes and Betty Taylor; and her husband
Paul in 1987.
She is survived by a son, G. Michael Schacherbauer of Westerville; a
daughter, Paul (Terry) Nicol of Milford Center; two grandchildren, Brooke
and Ryan Nicol of Milford center; a sister, Gerry Fidler of Westerville;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Andy Lamon and chaplain Eric Williams will officiate
and burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, Jerome United
Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society

KENNETH E. ARMENTROUT
Kenneth E. Armentrout, 64, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000.
He was a retired self-employed carpenter and lived most of his life in the
Plain City and Marysville areas. He was a veteran of the National Guard and
a longtime member of Moose Lodge 1651 and Eagles Lodge 3506.
He was born May 1, 1935, in Madison County to the late Eugene and Ruby
Collins Armentrout and was predeceased by a son, Darryl Armentrout.
He is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Armentrout and Maria (Jim) Rigsby
of Marysville and Carolyn Armentrout of Gahanna; a son, Dale Armentrout of
Plain City; four grandchildren, Jonathan Armentrout and Jacob, Justin and
Jessica Rigsby; a sister, Donna Kaltenbach of Plain City and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at Forest
Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

ANNIE DANIELS
Annie Daniels, 67, of Richwood died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a great Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed visiting friends at local
restaurants.
She was born June 30, 1932, to the late Ralph and Rose Endsley Daniels and
is survived by several cousins and dear friends.
Funeral services were held today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood
and burial was at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Emergency Squad in care
of the funeral home

MARY C. ADAMS
Mary C. Adams, 92 of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died Friday, Feb.
25, 2000, at her home after a long illness.
A member of Faith Baptist Temple, she was retired from the housekeeping
department at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She enjoyed needlework and
crocheting and especially enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
She was born Aug. 14, 1907, in Cordell, Ky., to the late George and Della
Bryant Smith and was predeceased by three brothers, Luther, Clyde and Cline
Smith and her first husband, Jay Vinson. She married Elza Adams April 16,
1953, and he died May 8, 1992.
She is survived by four sons, Jarrell  Vinson and Don (Martha) Vinson of
Marysville; Paul (Phyllis) Vinson of Springboro and Wandell Vinson of
Hudson Bay, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frankie Lyons of Blaine, Ky.,
and Clarice Young of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Morgan Miller will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

RAYMOND FLOYD HUEY
Raymond Floyd Huey, 67, of Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in the
Select Specialty Unit at the Ohio State University Medical Center following
a serious one-month illness.
He retired Dec. 31, 1993, from the Scotts Company after 36 1/2 years of
service in the research and development department. A member of the Weed
Science Society of America, the Northeastern Weed Society of America and
the North Central Weed Society of America, he traveled extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America on behalf of
Scotts.
He was a very active lifetime member of the Old Union Church of Christ and
organized many senior activities and group tours for the congregation. He
was a 1950 graduate of Raymond High School, a 1962 graduate of The Ohio
State University and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid
gardener and enjoyed farming and sharing his vegetables with friends and
family.
He was born July 20, 1932, in Richwood to the late Floyd N. and B. Leone
Fish Huey and was predeceased by an infant brother, Robert Huey.
He is survived by his wife of more than 43 years, Mary Belle Hamilton Huey
whom he married Dec. 30, 1956, at the Old Union Church of Christ; two
daughters, Mary Celeste (Joe) Ryan of Waynesville and Flora Ann (Dee) Stump
of Marysville; four sons, Joseph (Judith Bowland) Huey, Michael (Susie)
Huey and Phillip Vicki Huey of Marysville and Andrew (Victoria) Huey of
West Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Ryan, Britney
Bowland, Ethan Huey, Ajia and Shannon Deardorff and Katrina and Colleen
Huey; two sisters, Lucille (Leonard) Belville of Delaware and Lois Trout of
Marysville; four sisters-in-law, Georgeann Hamilton, Catherine (Fred)
Ferguson and Estelle Hamilton of Marysville and Rachel McMullen of
Pickerington; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Old Union Church of
Christ. Evangelists Joe Thompson, Ralph Shaver and Dennis Faulkner will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Stephen Belville, Bryan Belville, Rick Wolford, Neal
Ferguson, Mark McMullen and James Houston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 557, Marysville, or Old Union Church of Christ, 19980 Raymond Road,
Marysville.

GLADYS PAULINE LEVAN MILLER
Gladys Pauline LeVan Miller, 86, of Marysville, formerly of North
Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville after a
long illness.
She was a longtime cook at Hermie's Restaurant and several other
restaurants in the Marysville area.
She was born Jan. 13, 1914, in Unionville Center to the late Harry and
Ethel Overfield LeVan and was predeceased by three sons, Tom, Jim and Paul;
two grandchildren, Tommy and Susan Miller; two sisters, Jane Conkle and
Jenny Messenger; three brothers, Oscar, Millard and Willard LeVan; and her
husband, William "Bill" Miller.
She is survived by a son, Clayton Eugene (Faye) Wolford of Nashville,
Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Miller of North Lewisburg; many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends; two sisters, Bertha (Tom) Shirk of Prospect, Edith
(Ed) Federer of Sheboygan, Wisc.; and a brother, Raymond (Annette) LeVan
Sr. of Sheboygan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Burton will officiate and burial will be at the
Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice of Union County in
care of the funeral home

BERNARD HUGHES
Bernard Hughes, 66, of Arnold died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at his home.
He was retired from Dennison Hydraulics. He enjoyed attending Zion
Christian Fellowship Church in Dublin where his nephew serves as assistant
and youth pastor.
He was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Hilliard and was predeceased by his father,
Harry DeKalb Hughes.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Ward Hughes whom he married in 1952; his
mother, Ethel Hasselbring Hughes; two sons Benny (Linda Kay) Hughes of
Plain City and Willard (Patty) Hughes of Marysville; a daughter, Melissa
(Tim) Wolfle of Paulding; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; three
sisters, Betty Burton of London, Mariam Morehart of Clinton and Dora Lynn
Johnson of Plain City; two brothers, Marvin Hughes of Delaware and Duane
Hughes of North Lewisburg; two great-aunts, Alvina and Edna Hasselbring;
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Eger will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today

CARL W. DAVIS
Carl W. Davis, 89, of Bellefontaine, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield,
died Feb. 21, 2000, at Heartland of Bellefontaine where he had lived for
the past four years.
He was a retired farmer and well-known electrician in the Logan County area
and formerly attended the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. He was a
former member of the Odd Fellows and in his free time was an avid squirrel,
rabbit and pheasant hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his family and
playing cards.
He was born Aug. 23, 1910, in West Mansfield, the only child of the late
George F. and Daisy Mae Bell Davis and was predeceased by four
sisters-in-law, Marie Robinson, Gladys Fout, Marjorie LeVan and Jane LeVan;
and six brothers-in-law, Ervin LeVan, Lowell and Clark LeVan, Francis "Bud"
Fout, Steve Elliott and Hugh Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Lillian LeVan Davis whom
he married June 15, 1936, in Winchester, Ind.; a daughter, Vivian (Bill)
Corkwell of West Mansfield; two granddaughters, Rhonda (Keith) Powell of
West Mansfield and Diane (Steve) Dashner of Marysville; two
great-granddaughters, Heather and Lynette Shields; three sisters-in-law,
Blanche and Eva Belle LeVan and Mabel Elliott of Bellefontaine; and two
brothers-in-law, Leo (Rosalie) LeVan of Zanesfield and Floyd LeVan Jr. of
Edwardsburg, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Messick will officiate and burial will be at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be the deceased's nephews, Greg, Keith and Leslie LeVan,
Terry Fout, Ronald Elliott and Roy Robinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.

ELNORA M. JONES
Elnora M. Jones, 62, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville, died Saturday,
Feb. 19, 2000, at Altercare of Westerville after a long illness.
She was a home care provider and had worked as a nurse's aid at Memorial
Hospital of Union County and at Milcrest Nursing Center. She was a member
of Marysville Christian Church.
She was born Oct. 8, 1937, in Belle Center to the late Tom and Elsie
Schrader Jones.
She is survived by two sisters, Nancy (Edwin) Hower of Columbus and Donna
(Mike) Moder of Chillocothe; a brother, Roland (Marty) Jones of Marysville;
and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. David Hubert will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery next to her parents. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Christian Church, 17000
Waldo Road, Marysville, or the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio,
3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

HAZEL R. BLISS
Hazel R. Bliss, 76, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of Rosedale Free Will Baptist Church.
She was born Feb. 10, 1924, to the late Michael B. and Bertha Burton
Thompson and was predeceased by her husband, Dale M. Bliss in 1997; a
daughter, Barbara Collins in 1996; a son, Robert Lee Bliss in 1951; three
brothers, Denver, Harry and Ishmael Thompson; and two sisters, Rachel Crum
and Sarah Jane Marshall.
She is survived by two sons, John (Brenda) Bliss and Russell (Carol) Bliss
of Plain City; a daughter, Helen (James) Hobson of Marysville; nine
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home. The Rev. Oscar Baldwin will officiate and burial will be at the
Unionville Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice,
701 Park Road, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or the American Lung Association,
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228

DOROTHY J. SPEAKMAN
Dorothy J. Speakman, 61, of Plain City died Feb. 19, 2000, at Arbors West.
She was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Lonnie and Crilda
Crabtree Patton and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Amy Renee Hicks.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Speakman; three daughters, Brenda
Hay (Jeff Jones) of Plain City and Teresa Wolfe and Carolyn Wilson of
Columbus; two sons, Larry (Dena) Hamilton of Plain City and Ronald (Kathy)
Hamilton of Virginia; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three
brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

EDNA MAE MILLER
Edna Mae Miller, 84, of Union Manor Nursing Center, formerly of the
Byhalia-West Mansfield area, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, after a long
illness.
She was a homemaker and a custodian for the North Union schools and she and
her husband were caretakers for the Byhalia Cemetery for many years. She
enjoyed cooking and baking and taking care of her family.
She was born May 22, 1915, in Kenton to the late Clinton Henry and Myrtle
Louise Rudasill Born and was predeceased by three brothers, Richard, Jack
and Clayton Born and four sisters, Ruth Ledman, Hester Born, Grace
Haudenschild and Mariam Tarlton.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carl J. Miller whom she married
Oct. 24, 1938, in Kenton; two daughters, Ann L. (Max) Runkel of Lakeview
and Sondra S. (Robert) Abbott of Hilliard; a son, Jerry R. (Debbie) Miller
of Kenton; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Gillett will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Byhalia Friends Church or Tricare
Hospice in care of the funeral home.

WALTER C. LANSDOWN
Walter C. Lansdown, 76, of Kenton died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Hardin
Memorial Hospital.
He retired after 17 years as a painter at Wilco and was a member of the
Church of Christ. He was a World War II Air Force veteran and a member of
the Disable American Veterans.
He was born March 16, 1923, in Raymond to the late Walter and Bertha
Lansdown Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Gary Lee Lansdown and six
half-sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Hildreth whom he married in 1949; four
daughters, Betty (Tom) Draime of West Mansfield and Wanda (Paul) Risner,
Edith Shirk and Terri Lansdown of Kenton; six grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; and two half-sisters, Grace Loudermilk and Lee Cougill of
Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Kenton and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

JOSEPH F. MORGAN
Joseph F. Morgan, 72, formerly of Prospect, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000,
at Springmeade Retirement Community in Tipp City after an illness of 3 1/2
years.
He was a retired farmer and had served on the Board of Milk Marketing of
Central Ohio. He was a graduate of Worthington High School, a veteran and a
member of the Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Plain City to the late Joseph S. and Alma
Fogle Morgan and was predeceased by a sister, Emma Coleman. He married
Nancy L. Myers March 19, 1952, in Plain City and she died Aug. 22, 1989.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph M. Morgan of Raymond and Dan (Sharon)
Morgan of Troy; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Edna Peterson of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Freda Butterfield and Virginia Williams of Dublin.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shoup
(Thompson Township) Cemetery. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate. There
will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Battle Run Fire Department, P.O.
Box 241, Prospect, Ohio 43342.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements

WILLARD F. ANDREWS
Willard F. Andrews, 77, of Red Creek, N.Y., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000,
at his home.
He had lived in Red Creek since moving from Marysville in 1972. He retired
from the Nestle Company as vice president and director of research and
development after 40 years of service at Westreco in Marysville, Fulton,
N.Y., and other Nestle locations. He owned and operated his own apple farm
in Red Creek.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science
degree in chemical engineering. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps
in World War II. He was an active member and lay leader of the Red Creek
Westbury United Methodist Church and a member and past president of the Red
Creek Rotary Club which honored him in 1997 with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.
He was a member of the Oswego Maritime Foundation of Oswego, N.Y., the
Wayne County Historical Society of Lyons, N.Y., and a former member and
past president of the Red Creek Central School Board of Education. He was
active in many Red Creek Community activities.
He was born April 18, 1922, in Powell to the late Albert R. and Bertha
Colvin Andrews and was predeceased by a brother, Richard Andrews and two
sisters, Velma Herbert and Ethel Andrews.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Lane Andrews whom he married March 21,
1946; two daughters, Carol Sue (Ronald) Spessard of Marysville and Sally
(Tom) Dewing of Esher, Surrey, England; a son, Charles "Chuck" Andrews of
Red Creek; seven grandchildren, Heather Eades, Heidi Young. Richard Andrews
Spessard, Elizabeth Dewing, Christopher, Dewing, Ginger Dewing and Abigail
Andrews; a sister, Louise Conish of Powell and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Red Creek Westbury United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Dale Austin will officiate and burial will be at
a later date at Union Cemetery, Columbus. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m.
Sunday at the Becker Funeral Home, Church Street, Red Creek. A memorial
service will be held at the New Dover United Methodist Church at a later
date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Creek Fire Department
Ambulance Fund, Red Creek, N.Y. 13143

HELEN E. SMITH
Helen E. Smith, 83, of Richwood died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at her home.
She was a sales clerk at the former Cramer's/Livingston's/Zuspan's
Clothiers and was a member of Richwood Central Methodist Church and Plus
Ultra.
She was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Union County to the late Charles F. and
Flora L. Kramer Davis and was predeceased by two brothers, Earl and Joe and
a sister, Martha McBride. She married Howard Smith May 25, 1946, in
Delaware and he died July 22, 1973.
She is survived by a brother, Bill (Dottie) Davis of Richwood; seven
nieces, Sue Ann Bails of Phoenix, Billie Jordan, Kathie Pfister and Amy
Davis of Richwood, Lisa Kellogg of Prospect, Darlene Postell of Marion and
Diane Lindler of Lewis Center; four nephews, Steve Davis and Jim Davis of
Richwood, Dan Davis of Phoenix and Don Davis of Marion; 18 great-nieces and
-nephews; and eight great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Claibourne
Cemetery. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate. Friends may call from
12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice or the Richwood
Emergency Squad in care of the funeral home

LILLIAN C. RUSSELL

Lillian C. Russell, 72, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her home
after a two-month illness.
She had been a self-employed beautician in Marion for many years and had
worked at the former Quaker Oats plant in Marion. She retired at age 68
from the Smith Clinic in Marion.
She was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Williamson, W.Va., to the late George W. and
Lilly Hammock Sellards and was predeceased by a daughter, Phyliss Ann
Russell; three brother, Bill, Jack and Harold Sellards; and a sister,
Pauline Blackburn. She married Franklin O. Russell Jan. 25, 1947, in
Ashland, Ky., and he died Aug. 20, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond D. (Linda) Russell of Richwood and
Phillip E. (Peggy) Russell of Marion; three grandchildren, Bryan, Chad and
Eric Russell; a brother, Walter C. Sellards of Tulsa, Okla., and a
sister-in-law, Mabel Russell or Marion; and a special niece, Gynette (Bob)
Thompson of Williamson, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dave Sedzoil will officiate and burial will be at the Grand
Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015

DOROTHEA E. GRAY
Dorothea E. Gray, 96, of Richwood died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Delaware
Court Nursing Home.
She was a homemaker and a life member of the Prospect Baptist Church, the
Magnetic Springs Service Mothers Club, King's Daughters and Farm Bureau.
She had been active in the community and schools in various capacities.
She was born Nov. 6, 1903, in Prospect to the late Franklin Edward and
Sophronia Anne Griffith Baumgartner and was predeceased by a brother,
Donald Baumgartner. She married Bernard C. Gray Sept. 12, 1926, in Radnor
and he died Nov. 11, 1978.
She is survived by three sons, Richard (Emma L.) Gray of Richwood and
Donald (Addie) Gray and Robert (Ann) Gray of Westerville; two daughters,
Ruth Anne Wynn of Columbus and Linda (Charles) McNamee of Richwood; 14
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect Baptist
Church. The Rev. David Carlyle will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
The deceased's grandsons will be her pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Baptist Church

FRANCES WOLFF CORCORAN
Frances Wolff Corcoran, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at The Sanctuary
at Tuttle Crossing in Columbus.
She was a longtime employee of F&R Lazarus and retired from City Loan and
Savings.
She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Union County to the late Henry and Marie
Bishop Wolff.
She is survived by her husband, Charles of Columbus; two sisters, Bernice
(Clarence) Beightler of Bellefontaine and Mildred Harkrader of Columbus;
two nieces, Joyce (Jack) Ritter and Nancy (Richard) Traul of Bellefontaine;
great-nieces and -nephews, Anne (T.J.) Fitzpatrick of Bellefontaine,
Michael (Traci) Ritter of West Liberty, Dr. John (Abigail) Traul of
Pocatello, Idaho, Suzanne (Nick) Selvaggio of Urbana and David Traul of
Toledo; and special great-nieces, Hannah and Rachel Ritter of West Liberty.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jerry Spears
Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbuslumbus and Linda (Charles) McNamee
of Richwood; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect Baptist
Church. The Rev. David Carlyle will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
The deceased's grandsons will be her pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Baptist Church

MILDRED LAVINA FINSTERMACHER ALLEN
Mildred Lavina Finstermacher Allen, 94, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 13,
2000, at Heartland of Marysville after a short illness.
She was a wife, mother, court reporter and juvenile probation counselor for
the Court of Common Pleas in Union County and a legal secretary for the
prosecuting attorney. She was a member of the Richwood First United
Methodist Church, past president of the United Methodist Women and member
of the church choir. A graduate of Richwood High School and Marion Business
College, she was a member of Mount Carmel Chapter 423 Order of the Eastern
Star and the Fortnightly Club and past president of Carpe Diem.
She was born Jan. 16, 1906, in Trenton, Mo., and was predeceased by her
father, Edmond Finstermacher; her mother, Ola Roberts Finstermacher
Cameron; two brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband, the Hon. Robert F. Allen whom she married
June 15, 1927, in Richwood; a son, Noel Robert Allen of Richwood; two
daughters, Polly Jo (Robert) Green of Frankfort, Ky., and Sally Ann
(Edward) Robe of Athens; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five
step-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Paula Finstermacher Scott of
Security, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Richwood First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the Ballinger Funeral Home.
The deceased's grandsons and grandsons-in-law will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund. Cards will
be available at the funeral home

HARRY E. EVANS
Harry E. Evans, 69, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Spring
Meadows Nursing Home in Woodstock.
He was retried from McAuliffe's True Value Hardware and was formerly
employed at Eljer's for 29 years. He was a graduate of Heidelberg College,
a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, American
Legion Post 79 and the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club.
He was born June 29, 1930, in Marysville to the late Thomas H. and M. Wave
Ridgeway Evans. He married Helen Scheiderer June 29, 1957 at St. John's
Lutheran Church and she died Sept. 14, 1995.
He is survived by a daughter, Rosemary (Jeff) Frontz of Galena; two sons,
Kenneth D. Evans of Amlin and Robert A. Evans of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Blake R. and Jessica D. Evans and Sarah E. and Emily R.
Frontz; and a sister, Erma Jean (Willis) Bartley of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Alzheimer's
Association in care of the funeral home

MARY V. MCCAFFERTY
Mary V. McCafferty, 81, of Richwood died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
She was retired from the Scotts Company in Marysville where she had worked
in the mailing department for 24 years. She was a member of the Claibourne
United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Farm Bureau.
Along with her husband she had worked on the farm and she enjoyed spending
time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 31, 1918, in the home where she currently lived, to the
late Elmer and Lina Snediker Warner and was predeceased by two brothers,
Maurice and Walter Warner and a great-grandson, Benjamin Pfeiffer. She
married Clement McCafferty Dec. 15, 1935, in Coshocton and he died Jan. 5,1990.
She is survived by a son, Lee (Kathy) McCafferty or Richwood; a daughter,
Linda (Gary Carrel of Richwood; five grandchildren, Laurie Davis, Susie
Miller, Shelley Pfeiffer, Kimberly Light and Shawn Patrick McCafferty; six
great-grandchildren, Nikki Davis, Matt Davis, Brandon Pfeiffer, Jared
Miller, Lindsey Pfeiffer and Justin Light; and a brother, Arthur Warner of
Richwood.
Funeral services were held today Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood. The Rev. Glenn Decker officiated and burial was at the Broadway
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church or Hospice at Grady in care of the funeral home

JOHN D. "OWIE" OWEN
John D. "Owie" Owen, 52, of Marysville died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital following a one-week illness.
He was employed for three years with Midwest Express and was a former
employee of the Scott Company. He was a charter member of Marysville Moose
Lodge 1651 and Eagles Lodge 3506. He enjoyed fishing and golf and
especially enjoyed NASCAR racing and rooting for Dale Earnhardt.
He was born April 25, 1947, in Columbus to Clair B. and Veneza Owen and was
predeceased by a son-in-law, Eric Giles and a grandson, Derek Rognon.
He is survived by his parents of Milford Center; his wife of more than 30
years, Lorna J. Sarver Owen whom he married June 3, 1969, in Marysville;
three daughters, Barb J. (Darin) Rognon, Betty J. Giles and Lora (Kevin)
Burkard of Marysville; seven grandchildren, David, Tiffany and Bridget
Giles, Darin Jr. and Christy Rognon and Victoria Long and Todd Burkard; a
sister, Pat (John) McDonald of Talladega, Ala.; a brother, Art (Debbie)
Owen of Jacksonville, Fla.; a mother-in-law, Frances Sarver of Peoria; and
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the funeral home where memorial services will be conducted by the Eagles
Lodge at 8 p.m., followed by the Moose Lodge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association,
922 Hickory Drive, Marysville.

LILLIAN JANE PURSELL WENTZ
Lillian Jane Pursell Wentz, age 91, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Lancaster, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker, a graduate of Lancaster High School, a former member
of the Cat Welfare Society of Columbus and a member of Berean Bible Church
in Dublin.
She was born Oct. 4, 1908, in Lancaster to the late Frederick Wiley and
Maude Seifert Pursell and was predeceased by a daughter, Sally Jane Wentz;
two brothers, James and Robert Pursell; and her husband,  Howard E. Wentz
II in 1976.
She is survived by a son, Howard E. (Martha) Wentz III of Marysville; two
granddaughters, Cindy Rausch (Ronald) Riegel of Marysville and Karen (John)
Boley of Anderson, Indiana; six great-grandchildren, Michelle, Sarah Jane,
Jill, Douglas, Jacqueline and John Adam; a brother, Francis (Virginia)
Purcell of Lancaster; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Pursell of Columbus and
Gretchen Pursell of Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Elmer Loew of Arizona; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home.The Rev. Roger Vogel will officiate and burial will be at
Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the youth ministry at Berean Bible
Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

CURTIS LAMAR WEBB

Curtis Lamar Webb, 71, of Columbus died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at his
residence after a long illness.
He was a retired maintenance man. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War
II and received a Presidential Unit Citation a Good Conduct Medal and the
World War II Victory Medal.
He was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Columbus to the late Theodore L. and Osie
Viola Rose Webb and was predeceased by three grandsons, Nathan and Joshua
Webb and James McCombs.
He is survived by three sons, Leslie (Joellen) Webb and Ted (Christy) Webb
of Marysville and Mike (Kathy) Webb of Oklahoma; a daughter, Beth (Jim)
McCombs of Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Brandon, Matthew,
Lyndsey, Erica, Louren, Michaela and Stuart Webb and Jacob and Jessica
McCombs.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
in West Jefferson. The Rev. Renee Ahern and intern Vince Lyons will
officiate. There will be no calling hours.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..

ROBERT E. REESE JR.

Robert E. Reese Jr., 53, of Richwood died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at the
Altercare Nursing facility in Bucyrus following a lengthy illness.
A former employee of Parker Hannifin at Green Camp, he retired in 1996
after 30 years of service. He was a 1964 graduate of Richwood High School
and was a member of the former Richwood Ringer Slingers Horseshoe Club and
Lima Beagle Club. He attended the Claibourne Advent Christian Church.
He was born March 17, 1946, to Robert E. and Grace Louise Dailey Reese Sr.
and was predeceased by his mother and a step-grandson.
He is survived by his wife, Rayda M. Harraman Reese whom he married Dec.
31, 1984; his father; a son, Charles (Heidi) Reese of Richwood; a daughter,
Cheryl (Ron) Dick of Richwood; two stepsons, Danny (Jackie) Sheets and
Robert (Cheryl) Sheets of Delaware; two stepdaughters, Sallie (Duncan)
Myford of Magnetic Springs and Johna (Steve) Gilliam of Prospect; seven
grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Frederick Reese
and James Jeffery Reese of Richwood; and a sister, Judy Nickel of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Fred Reese, Jim Reese, Ron Dick, Charlie Reese, Dan
Redmond and Dave Mohler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Park in care of the
funeral home.

ERWIN G. "MIKE" RAUSCH
Erwin G. "Mike" Rausch, 86, of Marysville died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
Affectionately known as "Poppy," he was a retired farmer, he was a lifetime
member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he was baptized April 6, 1913,
and confirmed March 28, 1926.
He was born March 30, 1913, in Marysville to the late Henry J. and Mary
Strunkenburg Rausch and was predeceased by two sisters, Rieta Scheiderer
and Irene Rausch and two brothers, Harold W. Rausch and Herbert C. Rausch.
He married Marie L. Bunsold Nov. 9, 1935, and she died March 26, 1989.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas H. (Jeanine) Rausch and Roger E.
(Sandra) Rausch of Marysville; two daughters, Sandra (Myron) Kramer of
Marysville and June (Jimmy) Carmean of Milford Center; 13 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Christine Simmons of Marysville; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 12809 Route
736, Marysville.

JOHNNY NELSH
Johnny Nelsh, 79, of Cable died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at his residence
He was retired from farming and from the West Liberty School where he was a
boiler engineer. A 1938 graduate of Salem High School, he was a lifetime
member of the North Lewisburg Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and
Knights of Columbus. He was very active in the Champaign County Democratic
Party, serving 18 years as county chairman and 14 years on the Board of
Elections.
He was born July 18, 1920, in Champaign County to the late John "Jack" and
Anna Donahoe Nelsh and was predeceased by a son, Mark Anthony Nelsh and a
sister, Catherine.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Weaver Nelsh whom he married Feb. 8,
1945, in Marysville; two daughters, Ritajane Slemmons of Bellefontaine and
Becky (Dwain) Hollingsworth of Quincy; a son, Mike Nelsh and his fiancee,
Leslie Ferrero of West Liberty; five grandchildren, Teresa (Daniel) Jackson
of Sidney, Janie Hollingsworth of Denver, Colo., David Hollingsworth of
Quincy, Nicole Slemmons of Bellefontaine and Shawn Slemmons of North
Lewisburg; three great-grandsons, Joshua, Joey and Jonathan Jackson; and a
sister, Marie Nelsh of Urbana.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Lewisburg. The Rev. John
Wolburt will officiate and burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
Pall bearers will be Shawn Slemmons, David Hollingsworth, Jeff Konz, Mark
Reid, Paul Berick and Daniel Jackson. Honorary pall bearers will be Herb
Bensman, Carlton Lamb, Carl Weaver, Bill Horsley, Jim LaManna and Charlie
Wingfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign
County or Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504

LOWELL B. WILLIS
Lowell B. Willis, 82, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at the
Morey Center.
He was retired from Dennison Engineering and was an Army veteran of World
War II.
He was born April 7, 1917, in North Lewisburg to the late Burrel E. and
Neila Bates Willis and was predeceased by a sister, Claire Williams and his
wife, Edith E. Boyles Willis in 1999.
He is survived by a son, Michael (Carolyn) Willis of St. Louis, Mo.; a
daughter, Kristin Cox of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Ty (Gina) Cox,
Ashley, Bart and Brandy Cox, Holly (Chaz) Maddi and Joey (Ann) Willis; two
great-granddaughters, Autumn and Jade; two stepsons; three step-grandsons;
a step-granddaughter; and a step-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Frank Summerfield will officiate
and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.

ROBERT E. REESE JR.
Robert E. Reese Jr., 53, of Richwood died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at
Altercare Nursing Home in Bucyrus following a lengthy illness.
Arrangements are pending with the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood

E. EDGAR "ED" GOODWIN
E. Edgar "Ed" Goodwin, 61, of Lake County died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000,. at
Lake Hospital in Painesville.
He worked in the field of education for 35 years, retiring in 1993 as
superintendent of the Perry local schools where he had worked for 23 years.
For the past six years, he had worked at Burgess Niple Limited in
Painesville as an education consultant.
He earned his bachelor's degree of administration in education from
Wilmington College, his master's degree in education administration from
Miami University in Oxford and his doctorate of education from the
University of Akron. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Port Clinton
Moose Lodge, Buckeye and American Associations of School Administrators,
the Executive Board of Leadership, Lake County, and Council of Education
Facility Planners. He enjoyed reading, photography and boating.
He was born Jan. 16, 1939, in Union County to the late Donald and Marie
Goodwin.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Jim) Large of Painesville and Karen
Goodwin of Perry; a son, Mark (Claudia) Goodwin of Perry; three
grandchildren, Sarah Osgood and Samuel and Benjamin Goodwin; four sisters,
Ruth Goodwin, Sue Childers, Alice (Bryan) Meadows and Sara (Bill) Nichols;
nine brothers, Floyd (Charma), Lee (Delores), Don (Linda), Truman
(Beverly), John (Natalie), Jim (Carla), Russ (Jane), Art (Janet) and Steve
(Karen) Goodwin of Ohio; a loving companion, Marcia Cook and her daughter,
Amanda of Painesville Township; and his former wife, Sarah Goodwin of Perry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Painesville United
Methodist Church, 71 N. Park Place. The Rev. Gerald Kalb will officiate and
burial will be at the Perry Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at the Brunner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 8466
Mentor Ave., Mentor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
Heartland Region, 155 Ken-Mar Parkway, Broadview Hts., Ohio 44147; Lake
East Hospital Skilled Nutrsing Rehab Unit, 10 E. Washington St.,
Painesville, Ohio 44077; of Broadmoor School in Mentor

JANET KETTLER CARNES
Janet Kettler Carnes of Montgomery, Ala., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, after
a brief illness.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Kettler of Milford
Center. She graduated from Union Rural High School and 1937 and enjoyed
joining her class for reunions every five years.
She was retired from the State of Alabama Pardon and Parole Board and was a
member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the chancel
choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Carnes.
She is survived by a son, Robert W. Carnes of Atlanta; a daughter, Jan
(James D.) Elkin; three grandchildren, Amanda, Emelie and James D. Elkin
Jr. of Jackson, Miss.; and a sister, Mary K. Treiber of Garden City, N.Y.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
The Kettler family were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville
where memorial contributions may be directed.

JUDITH A. HALL
Judith A. Hall, 60, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her
residence.
She was a member of Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church and had worked for
Chenille Products in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Wilmington to the late Howard F. and Wilma
Leota McAdams Spain.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Darlene) Hall of Woodstock; a daughter,
Gayle (William) Moore of West Mansfield; five grandchildren, Amy Lynn and
Alicia Dawn Hall of Woodstock, Brandy Renea (Dustin) Crabtree of North
Lewisburg, Michael Dwain Moore, stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and
Amanda Rose Moore of West Mansfield; a great-granddaughter Hope Elena
Moore; two sisters, Elaine (James Harlow) Chapman and Marilyn (Paul) Miller
of North Lewisburg; a brother, Howard F. (Carol) Spain Jr. of
Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Don W. Hix
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, 701 Park Road,
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or the Cancer Society.

DR. GREGORY I. BROOKS
Dr. Gregory I. Brooks, a Dublin pediatric physician, died Sunday, Feb. 6,
2000, at his home.
Funeral services and burial will be held Thursday in Southfield, Mich.,
near his hometown. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gregory I. Brooks Scholarship
Fund, Dublin Scioto High School, 4000 Hard Road, Dublin.
A memorial registry is available at the Underwood Funeral Home for those
wishing to express their written sympathy to the Brooks family

FRIEDA E.M. THIERGARTNER
Frieda E.M. Thiergartner, 96, formerly of Milford Center, died Saturday,
Feb. 5, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was baptized Feb. 7, 1904, and confirmed April 1, 1917, at St. John's
Lutheran Church and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a
charter member of the Union County Valpo Guild, Rainbow Garden Club and
Milford Center Senior Citizens.
She was born Jan. 22, 1904 in Union County to the late Fred and Anna Nicol
Kleiber and was predeceased by three sisters, Elenora (Chris) Nicol, Ameila
"Mamie" (Henry) Dellinger and Lorna (Carl) Kaufman; and a brother, John
Kleiber. She married Fred G. Thiergartner April 15, 1923, and he died in
1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth (George) Sherman of Columbus; three
grandchildren, William M. (Betty Rider) Sherman of Columbus, Barbara
(David) Rushley of Hilliard and Dean (Loura) Sherman of Marysville; five
great-grandchildren, Allison and Aaron Rushley and Carley, Amanda and
Lindsay Sherman; a sister-in-law, Louise Thiergartner of Columbus; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Milford Center. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will be
at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or the
Lutheran Hour in care of the funeral home.

J. FRANKLIN STUMP
J. Franklin Stump, 90, of Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2000, in
Lapeer, Mich., at the home of his granddaughter.
Born June 23, 1909, in Marysville to the late Walter and Ada Philadelphia
Stump, he was retired from O.M. Scott and Sons.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Scotts 20-year
club, the Windsor and Community Seniors and was a volunteer with Memorial
Hospital Mobile Meals.
He married Susan M. Gay June 8, 1929, at Springdale Baptist Church and she
preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry B.
Stump.
He is survived by a son, Jerry S. (Meg) Stump of Buffalo Lake, Minn.; five
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Thelma Stump
Mayer of Richwood and Mary (Robert) Stump Amrine of Gold Bar, Wash.
Funeral services were held today at the Ingram Funeral Home. Following
cremation, burial will be held in Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in care
of the funeral home.

DORIS V. MORSE
Doris V. Morse, 85, of Marysville died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Heartland
of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and crocheting.
She was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Marysville to the late Clarence and Nellie
Draper Clapham and was predeceased by two brothers, Dana and Herman
Clapham; and her husband Charles A. Morse on Jan. 19, 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Arthur) Hunley of Canal
Winchester and Sheryl (Michael) Stevenson of Delaware; a son, Larry Morse
of Marysville; four grandchildren, John (Shelly) Hunley, Marci (Rex) Harvey
and Mark and Brent Stevenson; four great-grandchildren, Abbey Hunley, Blake
Harvey, Joshua Green and McKenzie Harvey; a brother, Otis Clapham of
Marion; and a sister, Judith (Jack) Wood of Milford Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home

JOANN HARRINGTON
JoAnn Harrington, 68, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Mary
Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former member
of the VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts.
She was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Marysville to the late Walter I. and Flora
Riley Sanderson and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Richard.
She is survived by two sons, Allen R. (Robin) Harrington of Bellefontaine
and Charles W. (Candy) Harrington of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter I. Sanderson Jr. of Pharisburg
and Robert L. Sanderson of Plain City; and two sisters, Dorothy Hopkins of
Lima and Marilyn Beckley of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Tim Shamblin, Matt Endsley, Shawn Harrington, Corey
Lewis Andrew Plumber and Randy Beckley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home

JUDITH A. HALL
Judith A. Hall, 60, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her
residence.
She was a member of Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church and had worked for
Chenille Products in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 13, 1939, in Wilmington to the late Howard F. and Wilma
Leota McAdams Spain.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Darlene) Hall of Woodstock; a daughter,
Gayle (William) Moore of West Mansfield; five grandchildren, Amy Lynn and
Alicia Dawn Hall of Woodstock, Brandy Renea (Dustin) Crabtree of North
Lewisburg, Michael Dwain Moore, stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and
Amanda Rose Moore of West Mansfield; a great-granddaughter Hope Elena
Moore; two sisters, Elaine (James Harlow) Chapman and Marilyn (Paul) Miller
of North Lewisburg; a brother, Howard F. (Carol) Spain Jr. of
Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Don W. Hix
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, 701 Park Road,
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or the Cancer Society.

ROBERT LEE "BOB" ALEXANDER
Robert Lee "Bob" Alexander, 80, of Raymond died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in
the comfort of his own home following an extended illness.
He was retired from Jeffrey Mining Manufacturing Company of Columbus where
he worked as a welder for more than 40 years. He served from 1944 to 1946
in the 753rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. Army and received a Bronze Star and
a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3320 and a member of
Marysville Moose Lodge 1651. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and attending
auctions and proudly enjoyed flying the American flag at his home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Westerville to the late George and Martha A.
Burwell Alexander and was predeceased by three brothers Lester, Bill and
John Alexander; and two sisters, Dorothy Noble and Merrill Hogg.
He is survived by his wife of more than 41 yeas, Betty King Alexander whom
he married July 3, 1958, at the Houston House in Marysville; five sons,
Bill (Cecelia) Alexander of Westerville, Richard (Sue) Alexander and Joseph
(Debbie) Alexander of Marengo and James and John Alexander of Raymond; a
daughter, Nancy (Frank) Ronk of Westerville; 11 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the York
Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Union County
Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville.

JULIA E. SPEASMAKER

Julia E. Speasmaker, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Memorial Hospital
of Union County.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Speasmaker Jr., and a son, Stephen
L. Speasmaker.
She is survived by three daughters, Angela Wallace, Eileen Speasmaker and
Laura Fay Speasmaker; a son, Bryan Speasmaker of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Amy, Melinda, Renee, Christina, Karie and Jacob; four
great-grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan, Kristin and Raeven; two brothers, Paul
and Roger Ryan; and a sister, Mary Reed.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3880 Gateway, Blvd., Columbus. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Southwick-Good Funeral
Chapel, 3100 N. High St., Columbus and one hour prior to the service at the
church. Burial will be at Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals of Memorial Hospital.

SANDRA KAY ROBINSON
Sandra Kay Robinson, 50, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her home following a two-year illness with
cancer.
She was a former employee of Bob Evans and Kern & Kern.
Funeral services  will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will  receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

WILLIAM MICHAEL MYER
 William Michael "Will" Myer, age 50, of Marysville, died Thursday, Feb. 3,
2000 at his residence following an 18-month illness with cancer.
He was  a driver for Roehl Transportation of Wisconsin and was a Vietnam
veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Army National Guard. He was an
outdoorsman, loved to travel and was a history buff.
He was born May 4, 1949, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to the late James Elliott
and M. Bernadine Plass Myer Sr. and was preceded in death by his first
wife, Melinda Lee Hoffman Myer in 1996.
He is survived by his wife, Linda S. Collins Myers whom he married Nov. 22,
1997, in Ann Arbor, Michigan; five children, Alyssa (Aaron) Miller of New
York, Jesse W. Myer of Marysville, Caitlin Myer of Marysville, Adam Howard
of Michigan and Christine Howard of Marysville; three grandchildren
Madeline, Melinda and Mason; three brothers and one sister; a
mother-in-law, Joan Collins; and a brother-in-law, Bruce (Dawn) Collins of
Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society or Hospice at Riverside/Grant Hospital. Underwood Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.

DWIGHT L. "BONEY" EDWARDS
Dwight L. "Boney" Edwards, 50, of Marysville died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at
his home following a short illness.
He was self-employed for the past 22 years as the owner and operator of
Bones Leather in Marysville. He was a member of the Marion Area Harley
Riders and had friends all around the world. He was known as a wonderful
delightful person who could make others smile and laugh and he will be
missed by everyone who knew him.
He was born May 19, 1949, in Kenton to Jimmie and Evelyn Cunningham Edwards
and was predeceased by his mother in 1995.
He is survived by his father of Marysville; his wife, Angie Hickman Edwards
whom he married Feb. 10, 1968; a daughter, Sherri Edwards Stallsmith of
Marion; two grandchildren, Shelby and Jacob Stallsmith; and a brother,
Jimmie (Vanessa) Edwards of Marysville; many nieces and nephews and
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at the Broadway
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice of Union County in
care of the funeral home

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BRADLEY M. FARRINGTON
Bradley M. Farrington died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, in the home in which
he was born near Richwood as the result of a stroke suffered four years ago
from which he did not fully recover.
He farmed and owned, trained and drove harness horses. He was a member of
the United States Trotting Association and the Ohio Harness Horse
Association in which he served as a director for several year. He won
several driving and training titles at tracks in Ohio, Kentucky and
Illinois and had 1,737 lifetime wins. He was a member of the Kenton Moose
Lodge and Amvet Post 1994.
He was born Feb. 9, 1928, to the late Louie and Francis Linn Farrington.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Barnhart Farrington whom he married
Sept. 9, 1947; a daughter, Judy (Jim) Ferguson of Sherman, Ill.; a son,
Larry (Debora) of Richwood; two granddaughters, Traci (Kip) Hendrickson of
Marion, Ill., and Julie (Scott) Foster of Springfield, Ill.; three
great-grandchildren; Jordan and Tess Hendrickson and Chloe Foster; a twin
sister, Marilyn (Tom) Pugh of West Mansfield; a sister, Sue (Floyd)
Carpenter of West Mansfield; three brothers, Rolland (Jean) of West
Mansfield, Richard (Dorothy) of Golf View, Fla., and Robert (Vivian) of
Sanford, Fla; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
the York Cemetery Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Pall bearers will be Charlie Wingfield, Max Ginn, LeRoy Lingrel, David
Weatherby, Wayne Temple and Russell Baldwin. Honorary pall bearers will be
Jack Engle, Bill Griffith, Tom Shields and Rodney Britton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christian
Youth Harness Horsemen's Scholarship Fund or the Rambling Willie
Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home

RICHARD HOWARD HOFFMAN
Richard Howard Hoffman, 56, of Marysville died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at
his residence.
He was a former farm worker and enjoyed fishing, bird watching and the WCW.
He was born Jan. 19, 1944, in Urbana to the late Robert Francis and
Clarabell Piper Hoffman.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Walke Hoffman whom he married June 18,
1971, in North Lewisburg; a son, Shawn (Angie) Hoffman of Plain City; a
daughter, Tina Marie Hoffman of North Lewisburg; a grandson, Alexander
Phillip Hoffman; six brothers, Robert (Evelyn) Hoffman of Plain City,
Marvin (Molly) Hoffman of Bellefontaine, John (Judy) Hoffman of North
Lewisburg, Dan (Helen) Hoffman of Raymond, Dennis (Pam) Hoffman of
Unionville Center and Vern Hoffman of Belle Center; and four sisters, Janet
(George) Cook and Carrie Hoffman of North Lewisburg, Dolly Step of
Woodstock and Hazel Hoffman.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center. The Rev Keith Matthews will officiate and
friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice in care of the
funeral home

LYDA ROSEANNA FROST MARSHALL
Lyda Roseanna Frost Marshall, 82, of Marysville died Thursday, March 30, 2000.
She was retired as a nurse aid at Union Manor Nursing Home. She was known
as Mom to everyone and had many children other than her own.  She was loved
by all who knew her and she loved her family and friends, her music,
plants, flowers, quilting and crocheting and her animal friends.
She was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Peebles to the late Cash and Iva Mae Scott
Frost and was predeceased by two infant sons, Charles in 1937 and Danny in
1952. She was one of a family and 12 and was preceded in death by three
brothers, Elvis, Floyd and Cash "Bud" Frost and four sisters, Grace
Baldwin, Elsie Hixson, Icie Tomblin and Edna McNeilan. She married Homer C.
Marshall Sept. 17, 1934, and he died Sept. 13, 1995.
She is survived by her children, Mildred Frazier of Urbana, John A.
Marshall of Broadway, Cecil Marshall of Marysville, Julia Lemons of
Hamilton, Ind., Linda Johnson of Columbia City, Ind., Elmira Foellinger of
Fort Wayne, Ind., David Marshall of Marysville, Bonnie Bracy of New Dover
and Gay Seely of Columbus; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren;
numerous great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, June Salyers and Jean
Shafer of Urbana and Helen Wilhite of Sterling Heights, Mich.; and a
brother, Elmer Frost of Russells Point.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Roy Burton will officiate and burial will be at 3 p.m. at
Dunkard Ridge Cemetery in Elmville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice or Victory Baptist
Church.

W. PAULINE ARMSTRONG ELLIOTT
W. Pauline Armstrong Elliott, 84, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a 1934 graduate of Byhalia High School and a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville. She was a homemaker and enjoyed
gardening, especially her flowers, and dancing and traveling with her
husband after their retirement. She and her husband lived in the
Rushsylvania area, then moved to North Darby Coe Road in Milford Center.
She was loved and cared for by the staff at Heartland for the last nine
years.
She was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Byhalia to the late Leonard D. and Decima
Warrick Armstrong and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Marlyn June
and a brother, Bernard W. Armstrong. She was married to George E. Elliott
June 19, 1934, in Ridgeway by the late Rev. McGarity and they were the
proud parents of seven children who survive. Her husband preceded her in
death.
She is survived by children, G. Ralph (Virginia) Elliott, Sherry (Keith)
Greer, Robert G. Elliott, Nancy (William) Streng and Mary Lynn Elliott of
Marysville and Nina McPherson and companion Earl Luthman of Bellefontaine;
15 grandchildren, Steven Elliott, George D. Elliott, Lora Kotsaris, Andrea
Elliott, Tammy and Mike Greer, Joseph and Thomas McPherson, R. William
Elliott, Nicholas and Holly Streng and Wendy, Ronald, Pamela and Adam
McGough; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a
sister-in-law, Lamont Armstrong of Toledo; and many brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law from her husband's family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be her grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association in care of
the funeral home

LEROY SEWELL
LeRoy Sewell, 62, of Mount Victory died Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at
Hardin Memorial Hospital after a two-year illness.
He was a retired county employee and was a member of Union Baptist Church
and Knights of Pythias North Star Lodge in Essex. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army Reserve.
He was born July 30, 1937, in Byhalia to Erthen L. and Thelma Marie Reed
Sewell and was predeceased by his father and a sister, Marilyn Trout.
He is survived by his mother; three sisters, Mary Jane Phillians of Grove
City, Linda Dare of Clearwater, Fla., and Nancy Biggerstaff of Delaware;
eight nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church in
Richwood. The Rev. Tim Peria will officiate and burial will be at the
Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at
the Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
Central Ohio Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home

RICHARD ELWOOD WORDEN
Richard Elwood Worden, 79, of Euless, Texas, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Harris Methodist Nursing Center.
He was pastor of Byahlia Friends Church from 1986 to 1994. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and worked for the Department of the Air Force in civil service for 20 year, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Most recently, he retired as pastor of Sturgeon Bay Friends Church in Wisconsin. He had lived in Euless for two years.
He was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Stevens Point Wisc. and was predeceased by a son, William E. Worden.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Worden; two sons, Richard (Patricia) Worden of Madison, Wisc., and Lawrence (Dianna) Worden of Colleyville, Texas; two daughters, Lois (Donald) Laughlin of New Orleans and Kathleen (John) Hall of Royal Oak, Mich.; two brothers, Calvin Worden of Sanesville, Wisc., and Robert Worden, Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister, Francis Ferdon of Rapids, Wisc.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Glade Baptist Church in Colleyville and burial was at Blue Bonnett Hills Cemetery.
Family Funeral Care in Bedford, Texas, was in charge of arrangements

PHILLIP RAY JACKSON
Phillip Ray Jackson, 57, of Marion died Friday, March 24, 2000, near Knoxville, Tenn., as the result of an automobile accident.
He was a superintendent for Central Soya and a member of Union Baptist Church.
He was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Grayson Ky., to James Frank and Victoria Hill Jackson and was predeceased by his mother.
He is survived by his wife, Deanne Andrews Jackson whom he married July 17, 1984, in Marion; his father; three sons, Scott Jackson of LaRue, Jeff (Stephanie) Jackson of New Port Richey, Fla., and Mark Jackson of Clearwater, Fla.; two stepsons, Keith (Michelle) Flesher and Brian (Dorina) Flesher of Marion; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Danny) Cooper of Marion; six grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Ray) Drake of Portsmouth; and four brothers, Harlan (Sandy) Jackson of Marysville, Jack (Cindy) Jackson of West Liberty, James (Donna) Jackson of Zanesfield and Robert M. Jackson of Marion.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Services will be held at a later date

Joyce Wells O'Conner
Joyce Wells O'Connor, age 65, of Marysville died Monday, March 27, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 30 years as a control tester for AT & T in  Columbus.
She attended Marysville Freewill Baptist Church, was a member of the
Delaware Eagles Lodge Auxiliary and was a loving mother, grandmother,
sister, aunt and friend.
She was born Jan. 24, 1935 in Paintsville, Ky., to the late Eugene and Alma
Welles Wells and was preceded in death by a sister, Gayle Pfeiffer.
She is survived by a daughter, Nikki O'Connors and fiancé Thomas Rohweder
of Findlay; two sons, Brian (Theresa) O'Connors of Sunbury, Chris (Jenny)
O'Connors of Marysville; grandchildren, Jessica, Kyle, Shain, Adam,
Nicholas, Caleb and Chase; three sisters, Gwen (Bud) Alexander of
Prestonsburg, Evelyn "Susie" Wells of Lexington, Ky., and Elaine (Steve)
Andrusia of Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Ralph (Barbara) Wells of
Prestonsburg; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Clarence Newman will officiate and inurnment will be at
Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JAMES E. DOLAN SR.
James E. Dolan Sr., 84, of Marion died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Community
Health Care Center.
He was retired as a machinist at North American Rockwell.
He was born June 22, 1915, in Marysville to the late James L. and Florence
M. Brill Dolan and was predeceased by a brother and a granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Rasey Dolan whom he married Jan. 9,
1952 in Marion; a son, James E. Dolan Jr. of Columbus; three daughters,
Barbara Sue (Dennis) Haycook of Cardington, Marjorie Lou (Dennis) Joy of
Allensville and Martha Jane (James) Hopkins of Dublin; a brother, Daniel
Dolan of Marysville; four sisters, Eveline (Harold) Farson of Venice, Fla.,
Mary Rogge of Marysville, Betty Wefferling of Warren and Virginia Hayman of
Byhalia; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home in Marion. The Rev. David Rush will
officiate and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Delaware. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's
Project

GEORGIA FAYE VIDA
Georgia Faye Vida, 73, of Marysville died Monday, March 27, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired from General Industries in Marysville and attended Union
Chapel Community Church in West Liberty.
She was born April 24, 1926, in Junction City to the late Walter Wiley
Scott and Mildred "Billie" Jane Winland Lane and was predeceased by two
grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons, Craig (Linda) Lanning of Burbank, Ill., and
Jerry Dale (Dona) Vida of Middleburg; her stepmother, Dorris Scott of
Florida; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Hernandez will officiate and
burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday

JUDGE JOHN ROBB EVANS
Judge John Robb Evans, 72, of Lima died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was a former judge for the Third District Court of Appeals and a member
of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lima. He graduated from Central High
School in 1945 and received his bachelor of science degree from Miami
University in 1949 where he was a member of Ohio Alpha chapter, Phi Delta
Theta fraternity. He received his doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1952
from Ohio Northern University and was a member of Sigma Delta Kappa law
fraternity. He was admitted to the Ohio bar March 26, 1952.
He served in the U.S. Army Infantry from November 1952 to November 1954 and
was honorably discharged. He began the practice of law in Lima in 1955 and
served as assistant Allen County prosecutor from 1957 to 1960 under Anthony
J. Bowers and in 1961 under Robert L. Balyeat. He was elected law director
in 1961 and 1965 and became a partner in the firm of Gooding, Evans and
Huffman in January 1963. He served three years on the Lima Civil Service
Board, was a member of the Allen County Bar and Ohio State Bar Association
and had served as treasurer and president of the Allen County Bar.
He won election to the Third District Court of Appeals in a hotly contested
race in 1986 and was reelected in 1992. He retired in February 1999 but
continued to serve by assignment until December.
He was a member of American Legion Post 96 and BPO Elks 54. He was named
winner of the Lima Area Jaycees Distinguished Service Award in 1962 for
outstanding community service and was a former member of the Board of
Directors of the Lima Symphony Orchestra and a former secretary of the
Allen County Red Cross Board of Directors. He served on the Board of
Directors of the Lima Cemetery Association, the Ohio Courts of Appeals
Judges Association and the Ohio Biological Survey.
He was serving his third term as a trustee of the Ohio Forestry
Association. He was instrumental in founding the Johnny Appleseed Metro
Parks District and took an active interest in its development. Known in the
area for his knowledge of trees, he planted thousands in the area and was
recognized by the Ohio Forestry Association in 1974 with the Individual in
Private Service Award.
He was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Lima to the late Ernest Snow and Ruth Robb
Evans Sr. and was predeceased by two brothers, William James Evans and
Ernest S. Evans Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Link Evans whom he married April 28,
1962; three sons, James R. (Martha) Evans of Waynesville, David R.
(Shirley) Evans of Lima and George R. Evans of the home; five
grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia (David) Jenkins of Winter Park, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chiles &
Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima. The Revs. William Croy
and Jean Horn will officiate and burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery where
VFW Post 1275 will conduct military services. Friends  may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan
Park District

OWEN BENJAMIN SHROCK
Owen Benjamin Shrock of Plain City died Monday, March 27, 2000, at the age
of 87 years, 2 months and 18 days.
He was born Jan. 9, 1913, in Garnett, Kan., to the late Mose and Amanda
Miller Shrock and was predeceased by a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, 3 months and 22 days, Viola C.
Yoder Shrock whom he married Dec. 5, 1935; two sons, Orley (Esther Troyer)
Shrock of Jamesport, Mo., and Sherman (Alma Hostetler) Shrock of Plain
City; four daughters, Elsie (Mose J.) Hostetler, Mary (Andy D.) Miller and
Saraetta (Henry) Schlabach of Plain City and Leona (John E.) Kramer of
London; 20 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and three
sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Canaan AM
Fellowship Church and burial will be at Canaan Church Cemetery. Friends may
call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Loving Care
Hospice, 25 W. Fifth St., P.O. Box 445, London, Ohio 43140

B. JUNE EIRICH
B. June Eirich, 68, of Marysville died Thursday, March 23, 2000, at her home.
She was a customer service representative with Pearson Education in
Columbus. She was formerly employed for eight years with Highlights for
Children in Columbus and for four years at the Hi-Point Joint Vocational
School in Bellefontaine.
She was a member of Shiloh Chapel Friends Church. She served eight years on
the Marysville School Board and was the board representative to Hi-Point
for four years.
She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Marysville to the late Rell and Lucille
Livingston Laughorn.
She is survived by her husband, W. Eugene Eirich whom she married Sept. 1,
1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two sons, Bill (Celeste) Eirich of
Findlay and Bruce (Darlene Brown) Eirich of Broadway; two daughters,
Rebecca (Keith) Seaburn and Barbara (David) Kent of Marysville; eight
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charlene (Charles)
Connolly of Milford Center and Joellen Watson of Hilliard; and many nieces,
nephews and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel Friends Church or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home

IVAN P. LOW
Ivan P. Low, 77, a lifetime resident of Marysville died unexpectedly
Wednesday, March 22, 2000, in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital of
Union County after a short illness.
He was retired from The Scott Company where he worked in seed packaging and
lawn maintenance for 34 1/2 years. He was an active lifetime member of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering at the
annual rummage sale. He was a member of Palestine Lodge 3320 F&AM and
volunteered with his wife for Mobile Meals for 11 1/2 years.
He graduated from New Dover High School in 1941 and served as a medic in
the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving two Bronze Stars. He grew up
on a farm in the New Dover area and for several years showed Brown Swiss
cows throughout Ohio and the United States. He loved horses and harness
racing and attended all but two runnings of the Little Brown Jug. He
enjoyed watching basketball and football and especially enjoyed yard work
and gardening with his wife, taking pride in having a well-manicured yard.
He worked for six years for the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Marysville to the late Joseph E. and Marie
Curry Low on a farm that is now occupied by the Quail Hollow addition. His
mother died shortly after his birth and his father remarried Ivan's
stepmother, the late Pearl Low, when Ivan was 18 months old. He was also
predeceased by a brother, Bernard Low and two sisters, Virginia Potter and
Anita.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Jane A. Mader Low whom he
married Nov. 18, 1949, at the Methodist parsonage; two daughters, Donna
(Roger) Kise of Marysville and Diana Low of Atwood Lake; four
grandchildren, Tami (Mike) Rausch, Mark (Susan) Kise, Todd (Kathie) Kise
and Tracy Wisse; six great-grandchildren, Kylen and Ryan Rausch, Elizabeth
and Matthew Kise and Maggie and Katie Kise; a brother, Paul (Bertha) low of
Marysville; four sisters, Iris Flack of Mount Vernon, Letha Walk of
Unionville Center, Billie Anderson of Marysville and Norma (Robert)
Davenport of Delaware; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. John Osborne will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where a Masonic service will be held at 8
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 207 S.
Court St., or to Memorial Hospital's Mobile Meals program, 500 London Ave.

DORIS M. "SANDIE" HELLMANN
Doris M. "Sandie" Hellmann, 75, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 22,
2000, at Milcrest Nursing Home.
She was retired from the city of Marysville. She was a 1942 graduate of
Milford High School in Milford, Mich., attended Eastern Michigan University
and graduated from Cleary College in Ypsilanti, Mich. Before relocating in
Marysville, she was employed at the General Motors proving grounds in
Milford. She enjoyed her grandchildren, flowers and gardening.
She was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Milford, Mich., to the late Brooke and Doris
Brown Peters. She married Robert H. Hellmann March 12, 1953, in Milford and
he died July 30, 1990.
She is survived by a son, Randy (Rita) Hellmann of Marysville; two
granddaughters, Brooke and Christine Hellmann; a sister, Marcia Johnson of
Milford; and a niece, Jill Pennington of East Lansing, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home

BERNARD A. "BERNIE" THOMPSON

Bernard A. "Bernie" Thompson, 77, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at St. Ann's
Hospital after a three-month illness.
He was the proud descendent of six generations of Thompsons, beginning with
James Thompson who was given a land grant as pay for his service in the
Revolutionary War and who, along with the Liggetts and Conklins, settled
Watkins in Union County. He entered the Army Air Cops Jan. 21, 1943, at
Fort Hayes in Columbus and was trained as a B-17 top turret gunner and
flight engineer at St. Petersburg, Fla. He was assigned to the 96th Bomb
Group, 339th Squadron at Smetterton, Heath, England, and completed 31
missions over Germany, flying bombing shuttle missions that took him to
Russia and Italy. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air
Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters and was discharged as a Technical
Sergeant Sept. 17, 1945, his father's birthday.
After his discharge from the Air Corps, he attended Ohio State University
and then joined General Foods as a sales representative. He was employed by
Lehn and Fink as a regional sales manager, served as director of retail
sales for a Columbus food brokerage company and became part owner of
Progressive Brokers Inc., a Columbus-Cincinnati food brokerage firm. He
retired as vice president and director of sales and was a 30-year member of
the Columbus Manufacturer's Representatives Association.
He was of the Lutheran faith and knew the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior.
He was predeceased by his father, Richmond Thompson and mother, Imo Thompson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janice Lee Overholser
Thompson of Westerville; a son, Roger Keith Thompson of Tucson, Ariz.; a
daughter, Carol Linn (James) VanDyke; grandsons, David Aaron, Michael
Thompson and Joshua James VanDyke; a granddaughter-in-law, Christianne V.
VanDyke; and sisters-in-law, Eileen Forney and Naomi Wilson.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hill Funeral Home in Westerville

KENNETH C. "KENNY" GREENE JR.
Kenneth "Kenny" C. Greene Jr., 54, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
He was employed by PPG as a computer programmer and had lived most of his
life in Delaware. He was a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School the The
Ohio State University and was a former member of the Delaware Moose Lodge.
He was born Oct. 4, 1945, in Ashland Ky., to the late Kenneth C. and Anne
Abbott Greene Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carole Sue "Cookie" Clapsaddle
Greene; his mother-in-law, Helen Clapsaddle of Richwood; two aunts, Ellen
Greene of Grove City and Norma Greene of Hilliard; and many cousins and
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Debbie Machusak will officiate and a
private family burial will be held. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society,
4920 Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015

RALPH "SONNY" HOLT JR.
Ralph "Sonny" Holt Jr., 58, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Marion General
Hospital.
He was retired from the State of Ohio Scioto Village/River View maintenance
department and most recently worked for the Perfection Baker, delivering
bread to Meijer, Community Market, Gordon Foods, Food Town and both Kroger
stores in Marion. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, working on cars and
conversation with his friends at the Main Street McDonald's morning and
afternoon coffee clubs. He lived most of his life in Delaware and the last
eight years in Marion.
He was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Marysville to the late Ralph and Martha
Galloway Holt and was predeceased by a sister, Alice Justice and two
step-grandchildren, James and Christina Gregory.
He is survived by his wife, Ella Smart Holt; a son, Ralph Holt III; three
stepsons, James (DeeDee) Gregory of Plant City, Fla., William (Stacey)
Gregory of Corsicana, Texas, and Thomas (Dee) Gregory of Homosassa, Fla.;
five step-grandchildren; a brother, Pearl "Wally" Holt of Illinois; an
uncle, Paul Holt of Delaware; a nephew; two nieces; and two step-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. David Rush will officiate and
burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
Diabetes Foundation in care of the funeral home

LOWELL VICTOR ROBINSON SR.
Lowell Victor Robinson Sr., a longtime Detroit area resident, died
Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.
He graduated from Allen Center High School in Allen Township, Ohio, and
served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from November 1933 to August
1937, first in Yellowstone National Park, then in Versailles, Ind. He lived
in Chicago, Cincinnati and Columbus before moving to Detroit in 1942 to
become chief engineer for Crawford Door Company. On April 1, 1969, he
became sales manager for Multi-Elmac Company, retiring in January 1978.
He was an active adult leader with the Boy Scouts for many years at the
troop and council level, rising to District Commissioner in the Detroit
Area Council. He was a longtime member of Christ United Methodist Church on
Detroit's east side and Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills.
He was born July 25, 1912, in Marion to the late Victor and Sara Robinson.
He married Helen Marcelite Stillings of Milford Center June 18, 1938.
He is survived by an extended and loving family including his wife; three
sons, Lowell Jr. (Nancy) Robinson, John (Anne) Robinson, Glenn (Karen)
Robinson and Daniel (Sheri) Robinson; 12 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Burst of Milford Center and Ruth Luh
of Minneapolis; and a brother, Donald Robinson of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Orchard United
Methodist Church and burial will take place at the Union Township Cemetery
in Milford Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orchard United
Methodist Church, 30450 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, Mich.
48334-1939, or Mercy Cranbrook Hospice Care, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite
300, Bloomfield Hi

EDNA "MILLIE" ECKHART
Edna "Millie" Eckhart, 90, of Bradenton, Fla., died Saturday, March 11, 2000.
She was born in Mechanicsburg and moved to Bradenton from Columbus in 1979.
She is survived by a daughter, Fern D. (Leonard) Carsner of Bradenton; a
son, William G. Eckhart of Plain City; five grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at a later date at Union Cemetery in Columbus.
The Brown & Sons Funeral Home in Bradenton is in charge of arrangements

WILLIAM E. "BILL" BOYLES
William E. "Bill" Boyles, 52, of North Lewisburg died Saturday, March 11,
2000, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was a heavy equipment operator for Moore's Excavating of Urbana. He was
a member of NHRA (front-end dragster) and an avid motorcyclist.
He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Bellefontaine and was predeceased by his
father, Charles Boyles, and his stepfather, George Leach.
He is survived by his mother, Juanita Corbet Leach of North Lewisburg; his
wife, Sharon Connolly Boyles whom he married March 11, 1989, in Middleburg;
a daughter, Ami Cooksey of North Lewisburg; two stepsons, Greg and Doug
Phillips of North Lewisburg; two grandsons, Ryan Cooksey and Brandon
Phillips; a sister, Tonnie (John) Guagenti of Buckland; a brother, Randy
Leach of Dublin; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Jeannie
Connolly of Mingo and Bill Connolly of North Lewisburg; five aunts; one
uncle; and two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Frank
Summerfield will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign
County

ELEANOR MAXINE COURTER
Eleanor Maxine Courter, 78, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Marysville and
Indian Lake, died unexpectedly Friday, March 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's
Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla., after suffering a massive stroke.
She attended Kenton High School and was retired from Eljer Manufacturing
where she had worked for more than 22 years. She lived at Indian Lake for
19 years and moved to Florida from Marysville in 1985. She especially
enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Kenton to the late Henry and Daisy Shipp
Armentrout and was predeceased by four brothers, Byron Armentrout, Marion
"Jiggs" Armentrout and infants Henry Lee and Erwin Armentrout. She married
Dana Courter in October 1944 and he died Oct. 1, 1980.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Ed) Pack of Front Royal, Va.; a son,
Ron (Shirley) Courter of Springfield; a granddaughter whom she and her
husband adopted at age 2, Becky Hartley of North Port, Fla.; two
granddaughters, Mindy (Ed) Oliver and Ruth Ann (Charles) Rooney; a
grandson, Ronald (Sherri) Courter II; nine great-grandchildren; a brother,
Robert (Jo Ann) Armentrout of Marysville; a sister, Mary McFarland of
Springfield; a sister-in-law, Alice Courter of Raymond; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-hale
Funeral Home in Marysville. The Rev. Carl Roepcke will officiate and burial
will be at the Broadway cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

JOHN ANTHONY BARTOLAC
John Anthony Bartolac, 52, of London, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a retired driver for Transcom Lines
and a former steward with Teamsters Local 413. He enjoyed collecting model
trains, fishing and reading.
He was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Chicago.
He is survived by his parents, John Matthew and Agnes Lattell Bartolac; a
daughter, Jennifer of Marysville; two sons, Michael and Matthew of
Marysville; a brother, Larry (Treva) Bartola of Hilliard; two sisters,
Barbara (Jack) Byrne and Donna (Michael) Eliades of Illinois; an aunt,
Rosaria Latelle; and a special friend, Kathy Price of Worthington.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where friends may call from noon until the time of the service. The
Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be at a later date.

ERNESTINE DE ETTA KOCH
Ernestine De Etta Koch, 80, of Richwood died Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at
Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was retired form the office of Dr. Lloyd Moore in Magnetic Springs and
was a member of the Richwood Civic Center and the Richwood VFW Auxiliary.
She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Union County to the late Howard Charles and
Mary Virginia Eddy Bonner and was predeceased by a son, Charles L. Miller
and a grandson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Robert
L. Miller whom she married in 1937, and on Aug. 22, 1993, by her second
husband, Walter Koch whom she married in 1968.
She is survived by a son, Robert A. (Juanita) Miller of Ostrander; three
stepsons, Michael (Karen) Koch, Douglas (Janice) Koch and Jeffrey (Connie)
Koch of Hilliard; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin, John
Barden of Upper Sandusky.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wolf Creek Cemetery
in Kenton. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
The Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton is in charge of
arrangements.

BERNIECE WILCOX
Berniece Wilcox, 96, a Taylor Township native, died Thursday, March 9,
2000, at the Carrington health care facility in Bexley.
She was a retired school teacher who had taught in Union and Madison counties.
She was born May 10, 1903, to the late Charles and Columbia Fox and was
predeceased by a daughter, Evoynne Gwathney and two brothers, Cecil and
Cyrol. She married Reuben Wilcox Dec. 8, 1924, and he died in 1965.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn Kellogg of Columbus; a son, Carmon
Wilcox Sr. of Carrollton, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Broadway Cemetery.

CHRISTINE EMMA NICOL
Christine Emma Nicol, 88, of Marysville died Thursday, March 9, 2000.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity
Lutheran Church Women.
She was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Marysville to the late Charles H.P. and
Catherine Doellinger Michaels. She married Wilbur O. Nicol March 12, 1938,
in Marysville and he died Dec. 26, 1987.
She is survived by a brother, Otto Michaels of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Carl Roepcke will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

JOHN ROBERT GEISSLER
John Robert Geissler, 61, of Ponce Inlet, Fla., died Monday, March 6, 2000,
at his home.
He was the owner and founder of Florida Truck Dock, Geissler Equipment
Company, Geissler Corporation and Geissler Sailboat Shop. He was a graduate
of Heidelberg College in Tiffin with a bachelor's degree and received
several degrees in banking and finance. He served in the U.S. Army Corps
Finance Division and the Army Reserves from 1960 through 1966. He and his
family moved to Florida in 1984 and his business ventures took him to New
York, Indianapolis and Atlanta. He was a leader in the material handling
industry from 1968 until his death.
He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Port Orange, Fla., and Our
Lady of Lourdes in Tallahassee, Fla. He was president of Lighthouse Village
Association and held seat #2 on the Board of Adjustments in Ponce Inlet.
Throughout his life, he was a member of many civic clubs and organizations
such as Rotary Club, VFW, Knights of Columbus, Sertoma Club, Jaycees,
Republican Inner Circle, Golden Chief(s) and the area Chamber of Commerce.
He was also a member of the Huron Yacht Club where he and his wife lived
for several years.
His profession earned him much recognition but his main role in life was
his love of family and country.
He was born June 28, 1938, in Marysville to the late John C. and Mary T.
Vining Geissler.
He is survived by his wife, E. Jane Geissler; a daughter and son-in-law, M.
Christian Geissler Lexell and Corey T. Lexell of Ponce Inlet; an aunt,
Virginia Vining of Orrville; eight cousins; nine sisters-in-law; eight
brothers-in-law; 18 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and -nephews; and a
host of loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard
will conduct graveside military services. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flager in care of
the funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home

ELSIE M. KRONINGER YODER
Elsie M. Kroninger Yoder, 88, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Doctor's Hospital West.
She was retired from Turnstead General Motors and was a member of Fisher Road Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, O'Dell Yoder; a son, Donald L.; a daughter-in-law, Carol; two grandsons; and brothers and sisters.
She is survived by three sons, Leo Eugene (Joyce) Yoder, Cecil Charles (Cora) Yoder and Paul G. (Jeanie) Yoder; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a special friend, Paul E. Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., and burial will be at Forestlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

RODNEY L. LUMPKINS
Rodney L. Lumpkins, 41, of Marion, formerly of Richwood, died unexpectedly
Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee, Fla.
He was a 1977 graduate of North Union High School and had worked for
Richwood Flowers and Gifts and Marion Concrete. He was a member of Central
United Methodist church in Richwood and was an avid fan of North Union
Wildcat sports and a fan of the Cincinnati reds and Bengals.
He was born Dec. 26, 1958, in Marion and was predeceased by his father,
Orval Lumpkins and his stepfather, John Murray Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Doris Albert Lumpkins Murray of Marion; a
brother, Jeff Lumpkins of Ottawa Lake, Mich.; six stepbrothers, John (Mary)
Murray Jr. of Westerville, Frank Murray of Arlington, Texas, Mark Murray of
Hilliard, Bob (Margie) Herr and Dale (Sharol) Herr of Marion and Mike Herr;
three stepsisters, Susan Austin of Toledo, Joyce Leslein of Reynoldsburg
and Val (Mike) Bates of Pataskala.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Central United
Methodist Church of Richwood. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Erin James Treatment Fund or the
church in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood.

HELEN P. MANN
Helen P. Mann, 87, of Ansonia died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
She was a homemaker and had assisted her husband with the Sinclair Oil
Company. She was a member of Beamsville Church and the ladies aid of the
church and had worked on the election board for 25 years.
She was born March 11, 1912, in Darke County to the late Ralph and Margaret
Francs Aikey and was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Mann on Oct. 26,
1994, and a sister, Irene Roberts..
She is survived by a son, Ted (Cheryl) Mann of Greenville; a daughter,
Sandra (David) Class of Marysville; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Zechar Bailey
Funeral Home in Greenville. The Rev. Steve Short will officiate and burial
will be at the Greenville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday

EMMA SHULTZ
Emma Shultz, 89, of Dayton died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Walnut creek
Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, Past Matron of
Fern Chapter 170 OES of East Liberty and a current member of Mary Chapter 9
OES of Marysville.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold E. Grawall in 1967 and by
her second husband, Ernest W. Shultz in 1991.
She is survived by a stepson, Paul (Sharon) Shultz of Miami Township;
step-grandchildren, Debbie McNeal, Tom and Janet Shultz and Darlene and
Mike Bonifield of Miamisburg and Denise and Russ Alford of Mainville; 10
step-great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joan Bates
of Portsmouth and Dave and Ilene Shultz of Beavercreek.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tobias Funeral
Home Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave., Dayton, and graveside services
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the York Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church
parsonage renovation fund or Hospice of Dayton

LOUISE G. SLOOP
Louise G. Sloop, 84, of Richwood died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Community
Heath care Center.
She was a beautician and owned and operated Louise's Beauty Shop. She was a
member of the Richwood First Baptist Church and Mount Carmel Chapter 42 OES.
She was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Huntsville to the late James and Bessie
Paige Willoby and was predeceased by two brothers, Merrill Willoby and
Lloyd Willoby. She married William Sloop Oct. 1, 1940, in Ashland, Ky., and
he died April 11, 1984.
She is survived by a daughter, Willa (Dave) Amstutz of Richwood; a son,
Jerry (Josephine) Sloop of Richwood; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; a brother, Horace Willoby of Florida; and two sisters,
Helen Kennedy and Ethel Dysert of Huntsville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund in care of
the funeral home

CHARLES R. HUMBLE
Charles R. Humble, 63, of Marysville died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at his
residence.
He was retired after 18 years as an equipment engineer with GTE and was a
member of Shiloh Chapel Friends Church and Moose Lodge 1651. He was a
member and Past Master of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM, member and past
Excellent High Priest of Marysville Chapter 99, member and past Illustrious
Master SS Jewell Council 89, member of Bellefontaine Commandery 61 and
member, chaplain and Past Patron of Mary Chapter 9 OES. He was a member of
the U.S. Air Force Air Police stationed in Japan. He enjoyed his
grandchildren, wood working, landscaping, motorcycling, reading and working
crossword puzzles with his wife.
He was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Delaware County to the late Paul C. and
Gladys McKitrick Humble.
He is survived by his wife, Jean A. Downing Humble whom he married April
27, 1956, at the Marysville First United Methodist Church; three daughters,
Kathy (Kevin) Payne of Hilliard, Kelly (Frank) Resch of New Albany and
Kristy (Tim) Bosley of Milford Center; seven grandchildren, Kori, Kent,
Kirk and Kylie Payne and Frank, Michelle and David Resch; a sister, Cheryl
(Walter) Atkins of Marysville; two brothers, Roger (Carol) Humble of
Marysville and Willima (Sharon) Humble of Taylors, S.C.; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate at Forest Grove Cemetery in
Plain City. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice of Union County or
Shiloh Chapel Friends Church in care of the funeral home.

MARY E. ENGLE

Mary E. Engle, 91, of Marysville died Saturday, March 4, 2000.
She was retired from the dietary department at Memorial Hospital and was a
volunteer at the hospital and a member of Twig 3. She was a former longtime
member of Rebekah Lodge 474 and a member and former board member of the
Windsor and Community Senior Citizens. She was recognized at the Ohio State
Fair after being selected Outstanding Senior Citizen of Union County. She
enjoyed playing canasta.
She was born April 19, 1908, in Delaware County to the late Oliver Perry
and Maude Ethel Norris Miller and was predeceased by a granddaughter, a
great-grandson, a brother and a sister. She married John T. Engle Jan. 16,
1926, at the United Brethren parsonage in Bellepoint and he died Oct. 31,
1962.
She is survived by a son, Jack W. (Donna) Engle of Broadway; three
daughters, Marilyn J. Coakley and Carolyn J. (Emerson) Bliss of Marysville
and Margaret A. (Lynn) Marshall of Broadway; 15 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Marjorie (Keith) Billingsley of Columbus and Dorothy (Herbert) Reese of
Grove City.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be at the York
Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
The deceased's grandsons will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rebekah Lodge 474 in care of the
funeral home

HARRY B. SUNDAY
Harry B. Sunday, 89, of Richwood died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at his home
after a two-year illness.
He was a retired contractor with N.A.G. Sunday & Sons in Antwerp. He was a
member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church and the Union County
Shriners and a 50-year member of Mount Carmel 303 F&AM and Scottish Rite. A
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers veteran of World War II, he was a member of
American Legion Post 40 and VFW Post 870.
He was born Dec. 2, 1910, in Antwerp to the late N.A.G. and Katie Lane
Sunday and was predeceased by a sister.
He is survived by his wife Mary Esther Street Sunday whom he married June
19, 1932, in Richwood; a brother, Rex W. Sunday of Tipp City; and a sister,
Janet Sunday Abe of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans services will be conducted by the
Richwood VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Saturday at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 7
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist
Church memorial fund or the Richwood Civic Center in care of the funeral
home.

MAXINE M. BALDRIDGE

Maxine M. Baldridge, 89, formerly of Shelby, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Crestline Nursing Home.
She was a former employee of Alice's Dress Shop in Marysville and the Shelby Animal Clinic. She was a 1931 graduate of the Columbus School of Art and Design and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marysville Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and the First United Methodist Church of Shelby and a former member of the Marysville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
She was born July 12, 1910, in Tuttle, Okla., to the late Wesley W. and Nellie M. Mohler Magill and was predeceased by a brother, John Magill, and in 1961 by her husband, Paul W. Baldridge.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dr. Wally Wright of Shelby; a son, Robert W. (Judy) Baldridge of Sun City West, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Brian Baldridge, Jane (Chip) Dietrich, Beth Wright and Lisa Wright; and a great-grandson, David Dietrich.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 W. Main St., Shelby. The Rev. Jeff Matthews will officiate and graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Caring for You or Crestline Nursing Home in care of the funeral home

WILMA HOFFMAN
Wilma Hoffman, 80, of Jerome died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at the Grady Memorial Hospital emergency room.
She was retired from Ranco in Plain City where she had worked for 29 years. She was a 55-year member of the Jerome United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and treasurer. She enjoyed crafts and gardening.
She was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Delaware County to the late Will and Mabel Hines Lavender and was predeceased by two sisters, Faye Noland and Bea Rose, and a brother, Harold Lavender.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Herbert Hoffman; a daughter, jean (Robert) Kesterson of Madison Heights, Mich.; a son, Glenn (Maria) Hoffman of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Devault of Bellefontaine, Irma (Chester) Fox of Buckeye Lake, Helen Fraker of Largo, Fla., and Marlene (Sam) Fry of Delaware; four brothers, Wayne Lavender of Ostrander, Paul (Dorothy) Lavender of Delaware, Gale (Deloris) Lavender of Largo, Fla., and Bobby (Ida) Lavender of Ashley; and a sister-in-law, Luella (Jim) Wheeler of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jerome United Methodist Church and burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, 43017

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JANET L. DAILEY
Janet L. Dailey, 67, of Marysville died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A devoted homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had
served as a supervisor with Bell Telephone during the early years of her
marriage, while her husband attended law school. She was a 1951 graduate of
Union Local High School at Milford Center. She enjoyed all types of music
and especially enjoyed Frank Sinatra.
She was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Milford Center to the late Cecil and Ruth
Elizabeth Lewis Clemans. She married longtime Marysville attorney John W.
Dailey Jr. on June 18, 1954, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19,
1998. She is also preceded in death by a sister, Jane Clemans.
She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Timothy) Weikart and Regina
"Gigi" Dailey of Marysville; two sons, John W. (Shannon Kay) Dailey III and
Daniel Dailey of Marysville; three grandchildren, William Michael and
Sarena Paige Weikart, and Jewel Dailey; six brothers, Herbert (Linda)
Clemans and Mark (Mary) Clemans of Milford Center, Orison Clemans of West
Mansfield, Phillip (Theda) Clemans and Joseph Clemans of Marysville, and
Robert Clemans; a sister-in-law, Jeanne Dailey of Milford Center; and many
nieces and nephews.
Services were held today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home andburial was
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Institute of Mental
Health in care of the funeral home at 621 W. Fifth St., Marysville, Ohio,
43040

BARBARA J. CRAVEN
Barbara J. Craven, 62, of Dayton died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Miami
Valley Hospital.
She was predeceased by a sister, Peggy McCarthy.
She is survived by her husband, William E. "Bill" Bohrer; a daughter, Sheri
Lyn Ellis; three sons, Robert Dale, Randall Lee and Adrian Kenneth Craven;
four sisters, Shirley Ormeroid, Betty Renicker, Dorothy Hilker and Mary
Beth Nolar; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Edwin Thomas Finlinson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairborn St. Luke
United Methodist Church, 100 N. Board St., Fairborn. The Rev. Lilanthi Ward
will officiate and burial will be at the Byron Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St.,
Fairborn

VERA PLUMMER KLINE
Vera Plummer Kline, 89, of West Mansfield died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at
Green Hills Inn Nursing Home in West Liberty after having been in failing
health.
A resident of West Mansfield since 1951, she was a homemaker and a 49-year
member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church where she was a member
of the Victory Sunday School class and the United Methodist Women. For many
years, she accompanied her husband as he showed and judged Belgium draft
horses throughout the country. She was a member of the Logan County Farm
Bureau and enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards, especially euchre,
and spending time with her family.
She was born May 29, 1910, in Roundhead to the late William D. and Margaret
Abel Plummer and was predeceased by two brothers, Brooks and Paul Plummer;
an infant brother; and two sisters, Mildred Phelps and Bernice Fogle.
She is survived by her husband of more than 63 years, Daniel Kline whom she
married March 6, 1937, in New Hampshire, Ohio; two sons, Charles W. (Jane)
Kline of Bellefontaine and R. Gordon (Kay) Kline of Kenton; two daughters,
Carol (Leo) Hale of Caryville, Tenn., and Marcille (Harry) Price of Kenton;
six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Elda (Gerald) Hill
of DeGraff; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and burial
will be at the Hathaway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 212 E. Center St., West
Mansfield, Ohio 43358

MILTON R. COOPER
Milton R. Cooper, 80, of Marysville died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired as the owner of the Marysville Dairy Queen which he operated
with his wife, Marceleite, and his sons, Gary, Lary and Dal and was
formerly an employee of McAuliffe's Hardware for 20 years. He was an Army
veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart, and was a member of
American Legion Post 79 and VFW Post 3320. He was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church and Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM.
He was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Pike County and was predeceased by his father,
Marion Cooper; his mother, Sarah Merritt Cooper Roosa; his stepfather,
Homer Roosa; a brother, Charles Roosa; and in 1997, by a son, Dal.
He is survived by his wife, Marceleite Reed Cooper whom he married Aug. 5,
1940, in Greenup, Ky.; two sons, Gary L. Cooper of Marysville and Lary C.
(Phyllis) Cooper of Marysville; a grandson, Keith E. Cooper of Columbus; a
sister, Catherine Rockenbaugh of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Beatrice
Roosa of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a niece and several nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be John Rockenbaugh, Ronnie Rockenbaugh, Donnie
Rockenbaugh, Jim Bressler, Lou Kestella, Larry Poling, Frank Peterman and
Joe Ohler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church building
fund in care of the funeral home.

CHARLES CLIFFORD "SCOTTY" SCOTT
Charles Clifford "Scotty" Scott, 87, of Marysville died Sunday, April 30,
2000, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a self-employed general contractor for 45 years. He was a member of
the Plain City Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Plain City
Village Council for eight years.
He was born June 29, 1912, in Athens County to the late Charles M. and
Margaret Hewitt Scott and was predeceased by two brothers, Roger and Robert
Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Phillips Scott whom he married Jan. 15,
1948, in Gladwin, Mich.; a son, Stephen Charles (Beth) Scott of Orlando,
Fla.; a daughter, Debra Lynn (Charles) Vedder of Westerville; three
grandchildren, Rodger Scott Vedder, Stephanie Ann Scott and Lauren
Elizabeth Scott; and a sister, Lucille Steenrod of Nelsonville.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Charles Stenner will officiate and friends may call one-half
hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home

DONALD JACKSON
Donald Jackson, 55, of Tullahoma, Tenn., died Thursday, April 27, 2000 in
Manchester, Tenn., following a brief illness.
An electrical engineer, he was employed by LSI Marcole in Manchester and
was formerly employed by Abbott and Co. for 32 years.
He was born April 25, 1945 in Mt. Sterling, Ky., to Conway and Maymie Carl
Jackson. He was predeceased by his father and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Williams Jackson of Tullahoma, whom he
married Dec. 5, 1964; his mother of Marion; five sons, David Matthew
(Candy) Jackson of Tullahoma, Donald Douglas Jackson of Prospect, Daniel
Dean (Angie) Jackson of Prospect, John Robert Jackson of Mt. Gilead and
Christopher Conway Jackson of Tullahoma; a brother, Jerry Jackson of
Marion; and five grandchildren, Davey Jackson and Kyle Jackson of Galion,
Danny Jackson and Adam Jackson of Prospect, and August Jackson of Mt.
Gilead.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the
Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect with the Rev. C. Rorke Warne
officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Monday
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Hemochromatosis Society, 777 E.
Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fla., 33483-5352. Cards will be available at
the funeral home.

ROBERT E. ROSEBERRY
Robert E. Roseberry, 70, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Marion Manor
Nursing Home.
He lived most of his life in Waldo.
He worked in maintenance at Almarkhust Farms for 10 years and was a
member of American Legion Post 605 in Waldo.
He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Marion to the late Frank E. and Lena M.
Beaver Roseberry and was predeceased by two sons, Randy Roseberry and
Jamie Roseberry and a brother, Michael Roseberry.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah J. Trippett of Marion; four
grandchildren, Leslie Trippett, Tom Trippett, Chuck Trippett and Cassie
Roseberry; his best friend and former wife of 32 years, Phyllis
Roseberry of Morral; a brother, Ira "Butch" Roseberry of Arkansas; and
two sisters, Barbara Cross of Circleville and Marlene Uhl of Marion.
There will be no funeral services or viewing hours and burial will take
place at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Boyd Funeral Home in Marion.

ELVERDA REYNOLDS
Elverda Reynolds, 80, formerly of Byesville, died Sunday, April 23, 2000,
at the home of her daughter in Broadway.
She was a longtime practical nurse at the former St. Francis Hospital and
Guernsey Memorial Hospital. She was a member and past president of Eagles
Auxiliary 386 and past treasurer and secretary of VFW 3760 Auxiliary.
She was born June 19, 1919, in Cambridge to the late Harry and Cora Johnson
Ruby and was predeceased by a stepson, Harold L. Reynolds; a brother, James
Ruby; and a sister, Berta Davis. She married Robert H. Reynolds Sept. 11,
1941, and he died Feb. 23, 1990.
She is survived by three daughters, Shirley (Bruce) Strickland and Leanna
(Johnson) Ruby of Broadway and Marjorie Stiffler of Byesville; nine
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Black Family
Funeral Service, 231 E. Main Ave., Byesville. The Rev. Steve Mathews will
officiate and burial will at be Greenwood Cemetery in Byesville. Friends
may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where
Eagles Auxiliary 386 will conduct services at 6:30 p.m


LESLIE F. MOSIER
Leslie E. Mosier, 83, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at his home in
Bellefontaine.
He was a farmer in the Walnut Grove area.
He was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Logan County to the late Elmer and Rosa
Eleanor Black Mosier and was predeceased by a sister, Christina Mosier
Stanley.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette Rodger Mosier whom he married June 15
in Covington, Ky.; three daughters, Sharon (Sam) Goodman of Prestonburg,
Ky., Linda (Al) Tusberg of Pickerington and Connie Mosier Keels of
Bellefontaine; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a
great-great-grandchild; a brother, Robert Earl Mosier of Raymond; a sister,
Phyllis Mosier Irick of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews,
including Gene Mosier of Marysville, Nancy Jo Mosier Wells of Richwood and
Debbie Mosier Sheppard of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral
Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine and burial will be at the
Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today

VIRGINIA VIOLA DAVIS
Virginia Viola Davis, 70, of Marysville died suddenly and unexpectedly
Friday, April 21, 2000, at her home.
A retired LPN, she worked in the office of Dr. James M. Snider for 17 years
and have previously worked in the maternity ward at Memorial Hospital of
Union County. She was baptized in the Methodist faith and was a Blue Star
Mother. She graduated from Plain City High School in 1948.
She enjoyed watching soap operas, playing cards, listening to country music
and bowling for the Gutter Girls in the Tuesday Night Ladies League at
Marysville Lanes. Since her retirement, she especially enjoyed homemaking
and spending time with her family. She and her husband Don were very happy
and proud to have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March. She
will be sadly missed by friends and family.
She was born Oct. 7, 1929, at home in Darby Township to the late Noel and
Bertha V. Kramer Brown and was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Ann Kuhn.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Davis whom she married March 18,
1950, in Norris City, Ill.; two daughters, Sharon (Bobby) Brashears of
Marysville and Nancy Davis of Columbus; a son, Donald Steven (Peggy) Davis
of Gallipolis; eight grandchildren, Jodi Rene Doll, Tacey Suzanne Davis,
Shelley Nicol (Ken) Parrish, Steven Michael Davis, Cassandra Jean Davis,
Ryan Lee Brashears, Michael Girolami Davis and Joseph Johnson Davis; three
great-grandchildren, Kenneth Ray Parrish Jr., Luke Joshua Parrish and Megan
Tyresa Doll; two sisters, Margaret Lucille "Peggy" Adelsberger of Athens
and Donna Louise Poole of Wisconsin; three brothers, Noel F. Brown of
Marysville, Robert L. (Sonny) Brown of Grove City and Gerry A. (Phyllis)
Brown of Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Howard) Mitchell of
Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

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HELEN R. PHIPPS
Helen R. Phipps, 75, of West Mansfield died Wednesday, May 7, 2000, at
Union Manor. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1979.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield

FLOYD GORDON "GORDIE'' MORRIS
Floyd Gordon "Gordie" Morris, 67, of Largo, Fla., died Wednesday, May 31,
2000, at his home.
He was retired from Nestle's Chocolate after 25 years of service. He was a
graduate of East Liverpool High School class of 1950.
He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Morris and is survived by
his wife of 49 years, Jeannette; a son, Gordon (Monica) Morris of Kinsman;
two daughters, Christy Wittenauer of Pinellas, Fla., and Penny Marie (John)
Kelly of Marysville; grandchildren, Gary (Tammie) Wittenauer of
Westerville, Kerry Wittenauer of Pinellas, Fla., Shawn, John and Gordie
Wolfe of Marysville and Desiree and Joshua Morris of Kinsman; two
great-grandchildren, Terry and Shana Wittenauer of Westerville; a brother,
Barry Morris of Largo; and special lifelong friends, Henry and Daisy
Zimmerman of Youngstown.
A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in
Seminole, Fla., June 10 and a special memorial service will be held for
family and friends at the home of John and Penny Marie Kelly at a later
date.


BILL "RED" GREEN
Bill "Red" Green, 78, of London died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 31, 2000,
at Doctor's North Hospital in Columbus.
A resident of Madison County most of his life, he was the founder of Green
and Son Farm Equipment and Tri Green Auction in London. He was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church in Lilly Chapel and Knights of Pythias
Lodge 470 of Harrisburg. A member of the Madison County Farm Bureau, he was
an avid supporter of the FFA and 4-H throughout Ohio.
He was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Franklin County to the late O.F. "Bert" and
Mary Louise Ellars Green and was predeceased by an infant son and a
brother, Wilbur Green of Grove City.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Florence "Tootie" Cooper Green; a
son, Dick (Anita) Green of London; two daughters, Connie (Bob) Ballah and
Judy Green of London; five grandchildren, Billy (Heather) Green of Grove
City and Philip (Tricia) Green, Robbi (Bruce) Daily, Brock Ballah and
Margee Ballah of London; four great-grandchildren, Peyton, Olivia and
Bayleigh Green of Grove City and Jacob Tyler Green of London; a sister,
Mary E. Brookshire of Grove City; and nieces, Nephews, cousins and a host
of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Lilly Chapel. The Rev. Steve Rodgers will officiate and burial
will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Georgesville. Friends may call from 2 to 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Eberle Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St. in
London.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Loving Care Hospice in
care of the funeral home

LAWRENCE WILLIAM "COXIE" WEISS
Lawrence William "Coxie" Weiss, 90, of Haines City, Fla., died Saturday,
May 13, 2000, at his home.
He was a farmer and a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church and
Marion Moose Lodge 889. He served 12 years on the Marion County Election
Board, 16 years as a Pleasant Township Trustee, 15 1/2 years as chairman of
the Marion County Democrats and eight years on the Marion Softball
Commission.
He was born July 7, 1909, in Marion County to the late Joseph and Estella
Garrett Weiss. He married Margaret B. Loy Aug. 19, 1967, and she died Feb.
14, 1997.
The Rev. David Hoffman officiated at private cremation graveside services
which were held Tuesday at the Claridon Cemetery


DENTON E. MOFFITT
Denton E. Moffitt, 79, of West Mansfield died Friday, June 2, 2000, at his
home.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield

EDNA KATHRYN EDWARDS
Edna Kathryn Edwards, 64, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at
Union Manor Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and a 50-year member of the First United Methodist
Church and the United Methodist Women.
She was born Oct. 7, 1935, in Marysville to the late Riley and Susan
Justice Howard and was predeceased by two brother, Russell and John Howard.
She married Carl "Lum" Edwards April 27, 1957, in Westerville and he died
April 8, 1995.
She is survived by two brothers, Harold "Jim" (Mary) Howard and Donald
(Eileen) Howard of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Mary Louise Howard of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
building fund in care of the funeral home

A. WAYNE MCMILLEN
Albert Wayne McMillen, 73, of East Liberty died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in
the intensive care unit at Mary Rutan Hospital after an extended illness.
A retired brick mason, he was a member of Local 55 Brick Masons Union and
had worked for Thomas & Marker Construction Company. He was a World War II
Army Infantry veteran and serviced in the South Pacific. He graduated from
Belle Center High School and attended Ohio University and the University of
Missouri at Columbia. He enjoyed growing roses and feeding the many wild
birds in his back yard and especially enjoyed the company of his dog, Zip.
He was a devoted family man and he and his wife would have celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary June 9.
He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Belle Center to the late Ross J. and Martha
Bullock McMillen and was predeceased by a son, John Harland McMillen; a
sister, Shelby McMillen; and a brother, Ross B. McMillen.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie M. Reames McMillen whom in married June
9, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, Wayne (Gail) McMillen of New Orleans;
two daughters, Kimberly (Donald) Culp of Columbus and Tina (Glenn) Wisse of
New Philadelphia; and a sister, Mildred Egan of Del Ray Beach, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Gene
Marine will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery where
the Logan County Veterans Association will conduct full military honors.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.


GLADYS MARTIN
Gladys May Fawn Martin, 85, of Marysville died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She had been a Marysville resident for the past 10 years and was a member
of the Business Women's Club and the Half-Century Grandmothers Club of
Delaware.
She was born July 17, 1914, in Croton to the late James Clifford and Julia
Perkins Fawn and was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Clifford "Bud"
Fawn and two sisters, Norma Deitch and Janet Detwiler. She married Kenneth
Martin and he died in 1975.
She is survived by a son, James Martin of Lakeview; two granddaughters,
Tammy Martin and Rhonda Drollinger of Lima; two great-grandsons, Jordan and
Kyle Drollinger; two brothers, Herbert Fawn of West Mansfield and Donald
Fawn of Austin, Texas; and four sisters, Lela Clapham of Marysville, Thelma
Ball of Hilliard and Edith Jackson and Ragene Rinker of Delaware.
The Rev. Gary Heimback will officiate at graveside services at 10:30 a.m.
Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at
the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

DORTHA L. TAYLOR
Dortha L. Taylor, 83, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Lakeview and East
Liberty, died suddenly Monday, May 29, 2000, in the emergency room at Mary
Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was a 1935 graduate of North Lewisburg High School and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the East Liberty Garden Club and the Daughters of Union
Veterans and a lifetime member of the Pythian Sisters Brennell Temple of
North Lewisburg. She and her husband spent their winters in Florida for
several years and she enjoyed crafts, gospel music and traveling.
She was born May 23, 1917, in Marion to the late Raymond and Dolly
Holycross Ewing and was predeceased by two brothers, James and Donald
Ewing; a sister, Margaret Stitham; and a son-in-law, Rolland Blanke.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Robert O. Taylor whom
she married June 28, 1935, in Urbana; four sons, Charles (Rita) Taylor of
Irwin, Marion (Linda) Taylor of Huntsville, Raymond (Pat) Taylor of
Lakeview and Jack (Barbara) Taylor of Belle Center; two daughters, Beverly
(Dick) Allen of Bellefontaine and Sharon Taylor Blanke of Canton; 16
grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a
sister, Mabel (Harry) Shaw of Norwalk; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Bruce
Bell of the Goshen Friends Church will officiate and burial will be at the
East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


ANNA MILDRED RIDGEWAY
Anna Mildred Ridgeway, 72, of Richwood died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was retired as a bookkeeper at the Richwood Bank and supported the
Democratic party by working voting booths on election days and the party's
tent at the Richwood Fair.
She was born July 13, 1927, in Union County to the late Harry and Hazel
Mercer Reese and was predeceased by two brothers. She married Roland Duke
Ridgeway Sr. in 1946 in Richwood and he died Nov. 1, 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Roland Duke Ridgeway Jr. of Richwood and
Rodney Ridgeway of Prospect; a grandson, Todd Ridgeway of Marion; a
granddaughter, Betsy Ridgeway of Prospect; a great-grandson, Matt Ridgeway
of Mount Gilead; and a sister, Evelyn Cox of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scott Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Matinee Club in care of
the funeral home


ERNEST L. "ERNIE" PICKENS
Ernest L. "Ernie" Pickens, 61, of Marion died Monday, May 29, 2000, at his
home.
He retired in 1993 as a power vehicle operator for the Whirlpool Corporation.
He was born Feb. 28, 1939, in Marion to Bacel "Mark" and Ruby King Pickens
and was predeceased by his father and by his first wife, Charlene Finley
Pickens.
He is survived by his mother of Marion; his wife, Jan Johnson Pickens whom
he married April 21, 1973; four daughters, Kim (Ron) Balliett and Kandy
(Paul) Conkel of Galion, Karen (David) Ahlberg of Apopka, Fla., and Kay
(Robert) Perry of Norwalk; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Whited, Stevena
Gruber, Mikael Thomas, Craig Ruhl, Daryl Thomas, Casandra Ruhl and Claire
Ruhl; a sister, Eleanor (Melvin) Simpson of Centerburg; and three nieces,
Carla Conley, Cristine Lowery and Delena Gaines.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hughes-Allen Funeral
Home, 318 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion. Chaplain Carver Williams will
officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contribitions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice in Marion


EMMA NEIL STOUT
Emma Neil Stout, 69, of Spencerville died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at St.
Rita's Medical center in Lima after a nine-month illness.
She was retired as secretary to the treasurer of the North Union schools
and was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Richwood.
She was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Marysville to the late William and Catherine
Dunham Lucas and was predeceased by two sisters. She married Jack E. Stout
Feb. 18, 1951, in Richwood and he died July 17, 1973.
She is survived by two sons, David (Peggy) Stout of Santa Clarita, Calif.,
and Jack (Hope) Stout of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Ann (James) Kuhn of
Spencerville and Mary Kay (Jeff) LaPointe of Charlotte, N.C.; five
grandchildren, Micah Stout of Santa Clarita, Gabe and Megan Stout of
Mechanicsburg and Mallory and Katlin Stout of Spencerville; seven sisters,
Mary Dearwester, Kay Taylor, Donna Wilkins and Sharon Deardorff of
Bellefontaine, Florence Curtis of Toledo, Shirley Sargent of Grants Pass,
Ore., and JoAnn Liles of Belle Center.; and a brother, William Lucas of
Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home


EDNA KATHRYN EDWARDS
Edna Kathryn Edwards, 64, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at
Union Manor.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home


A. WAYNE MCMILLEN
A. Wayne McMillen, 73, of East Liberty died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in the
intensive care unit at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield.

GLENN F. FOULK
Glenn F. Foulk, 68, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, May 28, 2000, as the
result of an auto accident in Union County.
He was the owner and operator of Foulks Paint and Body and was an active
member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, attending many car shows
and winning top awards with a 1956 Buick. He was a member of American
Legion Post 173, Logan County Shrine Club, Logan County 32 Club and
Scottish Rite of Dayton.
He was initiated into the Masonic Lodge and entered as an apprentice May
23, 1956, in Bellefontaine Lodge 209 Free and Accepted Masons. He passed to
the degree of Fellowcraft Jan. 23, 1957, and was raised to the sublime
degree of Master Mason Feb. 11, 1957. He was Tyler of the Bellefontaine
Lodge and a member of Lafayette Chapter 60 Royal Arch Masons where he
became Mark Master, Jan. 13, 1958, Past Master and Most Excellent Master
Jan. 22, 1958, and a Royal Arch Mason March 10, 1958.
He became a Royal Master of Logan Council 85 Royal and Select Masons April
17, 1958, Select Master April 21, 1958, and Super Excellent Master May 21,
1958.
He was a member of Bellefontaine Commandery 61 Knights Templar and became a
member of Red Cross and Order of Malta Feb. 23, 1959, and Order of the
Temple (inspection candidate) April 25, 1959. He was a Sublime Prince of
the Royal Secret, 32nd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America
Valley of Dayton, Ohio.
He was a member of Bellefontaine Chapter 459 Order of the Eastern Star and
was elected a representative from that chapter to the Bellefontaine Masonic
Center Association. He was a tireless, devoted and enthusiastic worker,
assisting and accomplishing many projects essential to all Masonic and
related bodies of Masonry.
He was born March 21, 1932, in Bellefontaine to the late Homer and Lula
Foulk and was predeceased by three brothers, Emory, Ike and Paul Foulk; and
a sister, Ada Stewart. He married Edna Naomi Rea April 13, 1952, in
Bellefontaine and she died May 28, 2000, in the same accident.
He is survived by a niece, Louise Maddox of Marysville; and two nephews,
Raymond Alloway and Leland Alloway of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Bellefontaine and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where Masonic services
will be conducted at 7:45 p.m

EDNA NAOMI FOULK
Edna Naomi Foulk, 66, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County as the result of an auto accident.
She was a homemaker and had worked for A.J. Miller, Westinghouse and Carter
Steel and kept the books for her husband's business. She served as Warder
for Eastern Star 459.
She was born Feb. 23, 1934, near Rushsylvania to the late Wallace and Lydia
Hoover Rea and was predeceased by a brother, Harold Rea. She married Glenn
F. Foulk April 13, 1952, and he died May 28, 2000, in the same accident.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph (Alice "Ginger" Virginia) Rea of
Kenton; and a sister, Eva (Richard) Strahm of Mount Victory.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Bellefontaine and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where Eastern Star
services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m


ANNA RIDGEWAY
Anna Ridgeway, 72, of Richwood died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Marion General
Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood

PHILLIP RAY JACKSON
Phillip Ray Jackson, 57, of near Greencamp died Wednesday, March 24, 2000,
near Knoxville, Tenn., as the result of an auto accident.
He was a superintendent at Central Soya and a member of Union Baptist Church.
He was born Dec. 16, 1942, in Grayson, Ky., to James Frank and Victoria
Hill Jackson and was predeceased by his mother.
He is survived by his wife, Deanne Andrews Jackson whom he married July 17,
1984; his father; three sons, Scott Jackson of LaRue, Jeff (Stephanie)
Jackson of Newport Richey, Fla., and Mark Jackson of Clearwater, Fla;. two
stepsons, Keith (Michelle) Flesher of Forrest and Brian (Dorina) Flesher of
Marion; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Danny) Cooper of Marion; six
grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Ray) Drake of Portsmouth; and four
brothers, Harlan (Sandy) Jackson of Marysville, Jack (Cindy) Jackson of
West Liberty James (Donna) Jackson of Zanesfield and Robert M. Jackson of
Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marion Cemetery.
The Rev. Tim Peria will officiate and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30
a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood


CHARLOTTE GERON MURPHY
Charlotte Geron Murphy, age 98, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
 She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in Pottersburg. She worked
at Crowell's Publishing Company in Springfield before she married. She
participated in the Allen Center Baptist Church Ladies Aid. She enjoyed
quilting, singing, bingo and garage sales and was well known for her
homemade noodles. She loved flower and vegetable gardening.
She was born June 26, 1901, in Springfield to the late Jacob and Kathrine
Guntz Geron and was predeceased by a son, Robert Franklin Murphy and an
infant son, Chester; sisters, Elizabeth Poling, Effie Oyler, Anna Johnson,
Mary Kadel, Maggie Wilson, Cora Frock, Kathrine Swartzbough; and a brother,
Pete Geron. She married William Murphy Feb. 26, 1921, and he died Aug. 14,
1978.
She is survived by a son, Charles William (Maxine) Murphy of Marysville;
one granddaughter, Linda (Brian) Frost and two great-granddaughters, Andrea
(John) Malowney and Kristan Frost of Springfield.
 Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the time of
the service. Intern Vince Lyons will officiate and burial will be at 10
a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland of Marysville.

PAUL CHARLES MIFSUD
Paul Charles Mifsud, 53, of Marysville died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center after an 18-month illness with lung
cancer.
He was a government affairs consultant with his own company, Kingwood
Consulting Group. He was chief of staff for Gov. George V. Voinovich from
1991 to 1996. He was gubernatorial campaign chairman and inaugural
committee chairman for Voinovich in 1990 and was vice chairman for the
George Bush Ohio campaign for president in 1988 and 1992. He held the same
position for Bob Dole in 1996.
He was vice president of Union Commerce Bank in Cleveland from 1977 to 1981
and later served as executive vice president of Voinovich Companies, owned
by the governor's brother, Paul Voinovich. Throughout his illness, he
maintained involvement to repeal the Ohio death penalty.
He was a philanthropist and community volunteer and a strong  support for
many community developments in Ohio. He was instrumental in economic
development in Guernsey County and the city of Toledo.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where he was a
lector and served on the building committee. He was a U.S. Air Force
veteran, having served in the security service in the Middle East and
Pakistan during the Vietnam War.
He earned a business degree from San Angelo State University in Texas and
received his master of business administration degree from Case Western
Reserve University in Cleveland. He enjoyed landscaping and hosta gardening
and raised miniature horses and Sheviot sheep. He had just completed
renovation of a 100-year-old farmhouse in Cambridge as a bed and breakfast.
He was a collector of stamps, coins and Native American artifacts. He was a
devoted father and grandfather.
He was born Jan. 25, 1947, in Sunnyside, Queens, New York, to Charlie and
Florence E. Verity Mifsud and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife, Kathleen Rickey
Bartunek-Mifsud, M.D., of Marysville whom he married Feb. 26, 1994, in
Columbus; three sons, Charles Anthony Mifsud and Anthony John Mifsud of
Columbus and Paul Mifsud Jr. of the home; two daughters, Paula (Richard)
Funfgeld of Medina and Carolyn Mifsud of the home; three grandchildren,
Marie, Ryan and Matthew Paul Funfgeld; a brother, George (Cathy) Mifsud of
Henryville, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Bobbie (Linda) Rickey of Alpharetta,
Ga.; a mother-in-law, Mary Rickey of Springfield; and a nephew, George
(Angela) Mifsud of Sunnyside.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Church, followed by military funeral honors conducted by
the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and private interment will be held at a later date. Friends may
call from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or the
Arthur G. James Cancer Center in Columbus.



RUTH M. BYWATER
Ruth M. Bywater, 83, of Marysville died Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Milcrest
Nursing Home.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed her flower garden and being a good mother
and wife. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a current
member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Delaware.
She was born May 25, 1916, in Plain City to the late Jacob P. and Bertha M.
Gates Wuertz.
She is survived by her husband, Walter W. Bywater whom she married Oct. 1,
1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two sons, W. Eugene (Diane) Bywater of
Rockford, Ill., and Ronald P. Bywater of Marysville; two daughters, Marilyn
L. (William) Roades and Linda K. (Darryl) Watson of Marysville; eight
grandchildren, Caroline (Tony) Mayer, Richard Bywater, Jennifer Roades,
Brent Bywater, Michele Bywater, Melissa (Jaime) Leiter, Mike Watson and
Tony Watson; three great-grandchildren, Abby and Paige Mayer and Jeffery
Leiter; four sisters, Elsie Wuertz of Columbus, Bertha Thompson of
Ostrander, Anna Wuertz of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mary (Wayland) Beckman
of Centerburg; and two brothers, Victor (Janet) Wuertz of Cardington and
Robert (Ruth) Wuertz of Edison.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Revs. Renee Ahern and A.T. Stein will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church building
fund in care of the funeral home

MARTHA L. CONVERSE
Martha L. Converse, 86, of Plain City died Monday, May 22, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired from the Hilliard schools in 1976 and was assistant clerk
treasurer for the Jonathan Alder Local School District. She was most
recently employed by the Plain City Pharmacy.
She was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Jerome Township to the late John Alston and
Eva May Wollam and was predeceased by her stepmother, Marie Wollam; two
husbands, Dwight Thornhill and Smith Converse; a brother, Warren Wollam; a
sister, Iona Hines; a nephew, Ivan Wollam; and a step-granddaughter, Connie
Converse.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay (Ralph) Wilson of Terre Haute, Ind.,
and Sue (Thomas) Wilson of Plain City; stepchildren, James (Guyla) Converse
and Robert Converse of Plain City and Jean Cook of Hermosa Beach, Calif.;
grandchildren, Gregory Wilson and David Wilson of Nashville, Tenn., Julie
(Steve) Stanley of Raleigh, N.C., Tom (Telma) Wilson of Plain City and Kay
(Jeff McCargish) Wilson of Columbus; step-grandchildren, Tim Converse,
Robin Converse, Michelle (Ivan) Troyer, Denise (Rick) Scott, Denise
Davidson and Richard Davison; four great-grandchildren; seven
step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren; three
nieces; and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association,
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228.

ROBERT THAD EVANS
Robert Thad Evans, 55, of Richwood died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Grant
Medical Center from injuries sustained in a farming accident.
He was a 1962 graduate of Richwood High School and was a farmer. He was a
member of the First United Methodist Church, an active member of the Essex
Knights of Pythias Lodge for 37 year, member and former board member and
president of the Farm Bureau and a 4-H advisor.
He was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Marion to the late Robert L. and Lotus Lucille
Hedges Evans and was predeceased by an older brother, Mark Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Rosebrough Evans whom he married Jan.
20, 1968, at the Richwood First United Methodist Church; two sons, Greg
(Michelle) Evans and Jared Evans of Richwood; a daughter, Carrie Evans of
Columbus; a brother, Tom (Sherry) Evans of Ada; two sisters-in-law, Delores
Evans of Westerville and Vicki Cooper of Columbus; two nieces, Melanie
Evans and Tara Biederman; and three nephews, Brian (Lisa) Evans, Travis
(Tina) Evans and Wade Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Richwood Church of
Christ. The Rev. Scott Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Bill Parish, Gary Ledley, Stan Krawczyk and Brian,
Travis and Wade Evans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex K of P Lodge building
improvement fund in care of the funeral home

PAUL R. CARSON
Paul R. Carson, 88, of Radnor Township died Friday, May 19, 2000, at his home.
He graduated from New California High School in 1932 and moved to Delaware
County in 1943. He was a farmer and carpenter and for the last few years he
razed barns and dealt in antique lumber. He was a member of Jerome United
Methodist Church.
He was born May 19, 1912, in Union County to the late Walker G. and Blanche
McDowell Carson and was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Donovan,
Ralph and Everette and three sisters, Alice, Elsie and Ruth.
He is survived by his wife, Medrith whom he married Oct. 3, 1935; a
daughter, Connie Rolfe; two granddaughters, Deanna Chung and Dana Rolfe;
and great-grandchildren, Nakia Chung and Hilary Lawhon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral
Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware. The Rev. Mebane McMahon will officiate
and burial will be at the Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015

MILDRED L. RIEDMILLER
Mildred L. Riedmiller, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home


LAWRENCE L. CAPIEN
Lawrence L. Capien, 56, of Marysville died Tuesday, May 16, 2000.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a former employee of
the Scott Company.
He was born July 6, 1943, in Akron to the late Howard and Ida Capien.
He is survived by two brothers, Paul (Joanne) Capien of Coventry and
Charles Capien of Akron; and two nephews, Charles and Brian Capien of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at the Eckard-Baldwin Funeral Home, 760 E.
Market St., Akron. The Rev. G. Rod Taylor will officiate and burial will be
at Northlawn Memorial Gardens where military services will be conducted by
the Appleman VFW Post and the American Legion. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday

HELEN J. BUGG
Helen J. Bugg, 67, of Unionville Center died Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at
Bryden Place Nursing Home in Columbus.
She was born May 23, 1932, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Alvin and Verna
Kelly Jenkins and was predeceased by a brother Raymond, and a sister,
Hester.
She is survived by her husband, Forest "Jack" Bugg whom she married in
1963; two sons, Forest Alvin Bugg Jr. of Unionville Center and Vernon
(Trish) Bugg of East Liberty; two grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah; a
brother, Roy Bugg; and five sisters, "Bobbie," Lori, Edna May, Mabel and
Ruth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home
in Plain City. The Rev. George Miller will officiate and burial will be at
the Darby Township Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service


T.W. "BIG MIKE" CARYL
T.W. "Big Mike" Caryl, 66, of Marysville died Monday, May 15, 2000, at his
home.
He was a farmer and was retired from Goodyear of Marysville after 25 years
of service. He was a member of the Marysville Eagles and Moose lodges and
was an avid steelhead fisherman and gunsman.
He was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Union County to the late John W. and Mildred
K. Barger Caryl and was predeceased by his wife, Darlene L. Ropp Caryl in
1999.
He is survived by his daughter, Billie A. Caryl of Marysville; a grandson,
John W. Caryl of Marysville; a sister, Avis (Fred) Maloof of Columbus; two
nephews, Michael (Vanessa) Maloof of Dublin and Edward (Molly) Maloof of
Blacklick; two nieces, Lila (Bob) Fresco of Hilliard and Nadia (Dave)
Ritchie of Columbus; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

JUNIOR HERMAN MOORE
Junior Herman Moore, 78, of Marysville died suddenly and unexpectedly
Monday, May 15, 2000, at his home.
A 1941 graduate of Marysville High School, he retired in 1982 from the
materials handling department at Nestle's after 33 years of service. He was
a member of First English Lutheran Church, the Benevolent Protective Order
of the Elks 1130, Nestle's 25-year Club and VFW Post 3320. He served as a
sergeant in the 1361st Military Police Company of the U.S. Army and was a
veteran of World War II.
He was born April 23, 1922, in Marion to the late Cloyce H. and Elizabeth
Moder Moore.
He is survived by his best friend, Walter (Doris) McCarty of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Genzman will officiate and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Members of the Union County Veterans Association will conduct military
honors and serve as pall bearers.

JOHN LEONARD MORRIS
John Leonard Morris, 91, of Painesville died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Lake
East Hospital.
He was a retired freight train conductor employed by the New York Central
and Penn Central railroads. A graduate of Radnor High School, he was a
member of Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church in Painesville and a Watch Care
member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born May 20, 1908, in Delaware County to the late Bert and Leona H.
Evans Morris and was predeceased by a son, Larry Morris; a sister, Lucille
Carwile; a brother, Richard B. Morris and two brothers who died in
childhood, Bertram and Edwin; a grandchild; and in January 1979 by his
first wife, Helen Graham Morris.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Ruby Collier Perlick Morris; a
daughter, Nancy (Forrest "Bud") Sidle of Cleveland; five grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Myrtle (Rex) Cosgrove of
Noblesville, Ind., Mildred Morris of Marion and Emma Jane (Earl) Bumgarner
of Waldo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Forrest Sidle will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made; to Faith Baptist Community Center
Baptist Mid-Missions, P.O. Box 308011, Cleveland, Ohio 44130-8011 or in
care of the funeral home

FERN LOUISE MCQUOWN
Fern Louise McQuown of Kenton, 77, died Sunday, May 14, 2000 at her home.
She was a member of the Compromise Community Club and the Epworth United
Methodist Church.
She was born April 23, 1923, in Hardin County to the late Elmer and Ruth
Miller Wuethrich and was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Lawrence and
Mary Jo Frater and a brother, Sidney Wuethrich. She married Richard "Dick"
McQuown Sept. 28, 1941, and he died in October 1983.
She is survived by six sons, Richard L. (Pam) McQuown of Bellefontaine,
Jerry W. (Diana) McQuown of Richwood, Michael D. (Sharon) McQuown of Upper
Sandusky, Waland E. (Donna) McQuown of Kenton, Rodney G. (Sue) McQuown of
LaRue and Jeffrey L. McQuown of Kenton; 11 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Wuethrich of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Kenton. The Rev. Mike Raypholtz will officiate and burial will be
at Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association


JEANNE BAKER
Jeanne Baker of Hilliard died Friday, May 12, 2000, after an extended illness.
She was retired from Kentucky Fried Chicken and Arctic Express.
She married Donny Baker June 22, 1958, and he died Aug. 2, 1986.
She is survived by two sons, Trent (Beverly) Baker of Columbus and Todd
Baker of Dublin; a sister, Vada (Robert) Kindell of Kenton; an uncle, Kenny
Warthman of Bellefontaine; a brother-in-law, Dana (Norma) Baker of Mount
Victory; a sister-in-law, Beverly (Red) Shearer of Marysville; godson,
Brock Craft; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tidd Funeral Home,
5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


CHRISTINE M. BOESTER
Christine M. Boester, 90, of Columbus died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at
Lutheran Village of Columbus.
She was a member of and was very active in Zion Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, Conrad and Lillia Scheiderer and her
husband of 61 years, the Rev. Alfred John Boester.
She is survived by two stepchildren, Hepburn Boester of Columbus and
Deloris Williams of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 11 step-grandchildren; numerous
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Scheiderer of Milford Center;
and two sisters, Irene (Leroy) Wolff and Helen Scheiderer of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger North
Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus. The Rev. Peter Reetz will officiate and
burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Concordia Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 766 S. High
St., Columbus, Ohio 43206


ELIZABETH PAULINE LEDBETTER
Elizabeth Pauline Ledbetter, 92, formerly of Pershing, Ind., died Friday,
May 12, 2000, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind., after an extended illness.
She was employed by the Peoples Bank in Cambridge City for 10 years and by
the Wayne Bank & Trust Co. Inc. for 28 years. She lived most of her life in
Wayne County.
She was born Nov. 4, 1907, in New Castle, Ind., to the late Fred E. and
Izora Fern Stover Scott and was predeceased by a brother, Elias Scott and a
sister, Georgia Eckerle. She married Carl Ledbetter and he died April 13,
1977.
She is survived by five daughters, Joan Chenoweth, Deloris Johnson and
Donna Feemster of Cambridge City, Ind., Shirley McDonald of Marysville and
Ruth Birge of Lakeland, Fla.; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Waskom Capitol Hill
Chapel in Cambridge City. The Rev. Harry Holloway will officiate and burial
will be at Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday

MARLYN O. EADES
Marlyn O. Eades, 67, of Raymond died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was an avid fair goer, a former Union County Fair Board member and a
member of the United States Trotting Association.
He was born June 30, 1932, to the late Olis and Beatrice Pollock Eades.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan Calaway Eades; three
daughters, Pam (Quintin) Somers of Florida, Sandra (Joe) Jurcisek of Lewis
Center and Terri Nicol and her friend, Bob, of Raymond; two sons, Rodney
Eades and Rick (Jeanette) Eades of Raymond; 11 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; five sisters, Marcella (Howard) Peters of Mutual,
Marjorie (Dick) Nott of Mechanicsburg, Margo Feasel of North Lewisburg,
Marsha (Imad) Salmon of New Jersey and Marlinda (Brian) Hall of Newark; two
brothers, Marvehl (Carol) Eades of Mechanicsburg and Mark (Marilyn) Eades
of Woodstock; his stepmother, Marie Eades; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Rader-Lynch and
Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London, and burial will be at the
Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday

WAYNE A. CARLSON
Wayne A. Carlson, 82, of Cuyahoga Falls died Sunday, May 7, 2000.
He is survived by a son, Jeff (Thelma) Carlson of Marysville; a daughter,
Christina (Marc) Zitek of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Don Carlson of Akron;
and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dunn-Quigley,
Ciriello and Carr Falls Chapel, 810 Portage Trail, Akron, and burial will
be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
and noon until the time of the service Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Bob's Founders Foundation, P.O.
Box 449, Akron


JANE TANNER
Jane Tanner 71, of Richwood died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Memorial Hospital
of Union County after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of American Legion Post 368 Auxiliary in
Prospect.
She was born July 1, 1928, in Richwood to the late John and Mary Green
DeBolt and was predeceased by four brothers, three sisters and a
great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Tanner whom she married Oct. 7,
1947; a daughter, Peggy (Les) Music of Richwood; two sons, Gary (Mary)
Tanner and Jeff Tanner of Richwood; 12 grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home


VIRGIL CHARLES WOYAN
Virgil Charles Woyan, 90, of Marysville died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home.
He was retired after 41 years as a radio and TV serviceman, operating a
shop at 263 W. Third St. for 30 years. He sold the first television set in
Union County and also had the first TV franchise in the area. He was a
member of the Hambreck United Methodist church in South Side, W.Va., before
moving to Marysville in 1944. His hobbies were his garden, music and
fishing.
He was born Jan. 23, 1910, Mason County, W.Va., to the late Charles and
Anna Litchfield Woyan and was predeceased by two wives, Eunice F. Long
Woyan and Marie Watson Woyan; a daughter, Katherine Cooper; a son and
daughter-in-law, Charles and Omalene Woyan; three sisters; four brothers;
and a great-granddaughter.
He is survived by a daughter, Ruth (Richard) Holbrook of Marysville; two
stepdaughters, Betty (Robert) Schweitzer of Florida and Susie (Charles)
Gray of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Claude Woyan of Westerville; and a
son-in-law, Frank Cooper of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross in care of the
funeral home

FRANCIS LYNN POWELL
Francis Lynn Powell, 56, of Kenton died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.
He worked at Siemens in Bellefontaine as a meg welder and had also worked
at the tank plant and Clark Equipment in Lima. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of the Vietnam War and a member of Amvets Post 1994.
He was born June 9, 1943, in Hardin County to the late Benjamin and Laura
Ish Powell and was predeceased by a brother, Kenny Powell.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Fawley Powell whom he married Dec. 10,
1999, in Lima; two daughters, Lisa Powell of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Laura
Wyomic of Kenton; a son, Tony Powell of Kenton; a stepdaughter, Carolyn
Serles of Richwood; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Kandy (Roger) Shepherd of Kenton and Penny (Jerry) Gibbs of
Dunkirk.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday at the Price Funeral Home
in Dunkirk and burial will be at the Dunkirk Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ada Visiting Nurses or the Hardin
County Cancer Society



MYRON ELWOOD MAGSIG
Myron Elwood Magsig, 91, formerly of Marysville and Fremont, died Saturday,
May 6, 2000, in Plant City, Fla.
He owned and operated Magsig Heating in Marysville, retiring in 1973. He
graduated from Elmore High School, was an elder at Hope Lutheran Church in
Plant City and a Sunday School teacher in Marysville. He was an avid writer.
He was born July 27, 1908, in Elmore to the late Frederick Charles and Anna
Maria Loertscher Magsig and was predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Beeker
and Kathryn Schwartz; and a brother, Frederick Milburn Magsig and infant
brother, Milton. He married Elvira E. Plagman May 15, 1935, at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Fremont and she died May 12, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald of Goreville, Ill., and Richard of
Houston, Texas; three daughters, Karen Baxter of West Warwick, R.I.,
Marilyn Thomas of The Woodlands, Texas, and Sandra Havel of Midland, Mich.;
15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Verna "Betty"
Munk of Yuma, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Nopper-Karlovetz
Mortuary, 900 North St., Fremont. Burial will be at the Lindsey Cemetery.
Friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hope
Lutheran Church in Plant City



MARY LOUISE SINES
Mary Louise Sines, 72, of Marysville died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 30 years with Ranco in Plain City. She enjoyed the
outdoors, was an excellent cook and was an avid Earnhart fan.
She was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Hocking County to the late Jennie Rushing.
She is survived by two sons, Paul E. (Maralene) Sines Jr. of Marysville and
Tony L. (Glenda) Sines of Marysville; grandchildren, Chad Sines, Troy
Sines, Kara (Chris) Belt, Brooke (Dean) Clark and Jesse Sines;
great-grandchildren, Hunter Clark, Skyler Clark and Miranda McKinnon; a
brother, Robert (Delores) Fetherolf of Circleville, nephews and nieces,
Bobby, Brent and Tami; a special friend and longtime companion, Jim Rader
of Marysville; and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital hospice and
diabetes programs in care of the funeral home

FLORENCE HOY ANDREWS
Florence Hoy Andrews, 90, of Moody, Ala., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Birmingham, Ala.
She was retired from Ohio Bell.
She was born Sept. 22, 1909, in Jerome to the late Thomas James and Julia Gray Hoy and was predeceased by a son, Leroy Andrews, and her husband, Laurin Andrews.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Rickard of Columbus; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate. There will be no visiting hours.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.


MADGE EVELYN ROBERTS
Madge Evelyn Roberts, 77, of Bellefontaine died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was a local business owner and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was born April 3, 1923, in North Lewisburg to the late Sherman L. and Evangeline Sager Roberts.
She is survived by a brother, Sherman O. Roberts of Marysville; a sister, Ruth (John) Dunstan of Maine; nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The Rev. William Zeller will officiate at graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Lewisburg. There will be no visiting hours.

WILLIAM HARRISON "BILL" TEMPLE
William Harrison "Bill" Temple, 75, of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday,
May 1, 2000, at Marion General Hospital.
He was a farmer his entire life and was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Richwood and the Richwood Gun and Game Club. He was a 1942
graduate of Richwood High School and a World War II veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving with tank destroyers.
He was born June 4, 1924, in Richwood to the late Harry and Anna Guyton
Temple and was predeceased by a brother, Don Temple and a sister, Rachel
Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Wolbert Temple whom he married Jan.
21, 1945; a son, William Harrison (Regina) Temple III of Richwood; and
three grandchildren, Jessica, Todd and "Wil".
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be at the Price
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home

ROBERT L. MORRIS
Robert L. Morris, 76, of Mount Sterling died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Mount
Carmel Medical Center.
He had been employed as a farmer most of his life and was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II.
He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Oak Run Township in Madison County to the
late Emmett and Osie Brill Morris and was predeceased by a daughter, Mary
Ellen Morris of October 1960; a sister, Ellen Johnson; and a brother; Joe
Morris.
He is survived by a daughter, Patty (Dennis) Boerger of Plain City; two
grandchildren, Drew Boerger of Milford Center and Ann Boerger of Plain
City; nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Hilda Beekman at
home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eberle Funeral
Home, 103 N. Main St. in London. The Rev. Elton Yutzy will officiate and
burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice

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JOSEPH R. "TACO" CLEMANS
Joseph R. "Taco" Clemans, 62, of Marysville died Wednesday, June 28,  2000,
at his residence.
He was baptized at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milford Center and was
retired from the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War and in
Germany.
He was born Nov. 5, 1937, in Milford Center to the late Cecil A. and Ruth
E. Lewis Clemans and was predeceased by two sisters, Janet L. Dailey and M.
Jane Primm.
He is survived by five brothers, Orison Clemans of West Mansfield, Mark W.
(Mary) Clemans of Milford Center and Herbert L. (Linda) Clemans, Phillip P.
(Theda) Clemans and Robert J. Clemans of Marysville; many nieces and
nephews; and close friends, Randy and Pam Jennings of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Deacon Anthony Bonacci will officiate and burial will be at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center where full military honors will be
provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call one hour prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or VFW
Post 3320 in care of the funeral home


RAYMOND F. FELTS
Raymond F. Felts, 91, of Delaware died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at his home.
A resident of Delaware since 1926, he was a retired mathematics teacher at
Willis and Hayes high schools. He graduated from Middlesboro High School in
Middlesboro, Ky., in 1926 and in 1930 received his bachelor of arts degree
from Ohio Wesleyan University. He taught in the Wesleyan department of
mathematics from 1930 to 1933 and received his master of arts degree in
1933. He also did graduate work at The Ohio State University. During World
War II, he taught in the V5 and V12 programs at Ohio Wesleyan.
Many generations of Delaware families remember Felts' mathematics classes
as he taught at Willis High School and later Hayes High School from 1933 to
1974. During most of those years, he was chairman of the department and he
was faculty manager of athletics for six years and high school activities
treasurer for 20 years. The faculty elected him to serve on the executive
committee for the last 20 years of his teaching career.
Some of his greatest joys following his retirement were the many verbal and
written testimonials of so many former students, stating that they had
learned so much more than just mathematics while in his classroom.
Following his retirement, he received a Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
Community Service Award for his "outstanding contribution to the growth,
prosperity and well-being of the Delaware community."
He was a member of the William Street United Methodist Church since 1926,
serving as trustee, member of the Official Board, Church School
secretary-treasurer and recording steward for the Official Board and the
Quarterly Conference. He was an usher from 1926 to 1970, serving as head
usher from 1955 to 1970.
He was born June 5, 1909, in Covington, Ky., to the late Rev. and Mrs. A.F.
Felts.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ardith Cox Felts; a daughter,
Jeanne (Edward) Ifft of Falls Church, Va.; a grandson, John Raymond Ifft
and granddaughter, Sharon Elaine Ifft of Falls Church; nieces, nephews and
other relatives, Lois and Paul Hensley of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Diane
Nutter of Columbus; Leanne Nutter of Cincinnati; the Rev. Mark and Joanne
Yeckley and children, Sarah, Jeremy and Aaron of Toronto, Canada; Elizabeth
Cox of Delaware; Wendell, Wilda, Briane and Shawn Nutter of Delaware; Adam,
Carol and Drake Huffman of Delaware; Eric and Michelle Hensley of Columbus;
Jim and Ginny Cox of San Jose, Calif.; and Bill and Janet Cox and children,
Geoffrey and Andrew of Lewis Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral Home
in Delaware. The Rev. Sharon Beattie will officiate and a graveside service
will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice and Home Care programs at
Grady Memorial Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, of the William
Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware.


MONROE SCHLABACH
Monroe Schlabach of Plain City died Thursday, June 29, 2000, died
peacefully at his residence on his 82nd birthday.
He was a dairy and livestock farmer and retired from Stover Winsted Farm
Implement of Columbus and Ohio Malleable Foundry of Columbus. He was a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Dublin.
He was born June 29, 1918, in Plain City and was predeceased by his wife,
Mavis Rose Schlabach in 1993; a daughter, Sheila Schlabach in 1997; and
several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Harvey Weber of Columbus, Wayne (Karen)
Schlabach of Plain City and Ed Schlabach of North Lewisburg; a daughter,
Susan Carver (Mike) Davis of Marysville; 12 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth (Chris) Raber of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7135 Coffman Road, Dublin. Bishop Marc Halley
will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City


JOIDA E. GOFF DISBENNETT
Joida E. Goff Disbennett, 86, of Cincinnati died Monday, June 26, 2000.
She was born in Milford Center and was the beloved wife of the late Clifton
W. Disbennett and a loving mother and devoted grandmother.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton W. Disbennett; a son, William
(Beverly) Disbennett; and siblings, Leslie, Oscar, William and Woodrow Goff
and Annie Ell.
She is survived by two sons, Frank (Norm) Disbennett and Robert (Eileen)
Disbennett; a daughter, Janet (Ralph) Tucker; 14 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn Cook.
Burial was held today at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Arrangments were handled by the Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 3155 Harrison
Ave., Cincinnati

WILLIAM C. MARSH
William C. Marsh, 81, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Marysville, died
Thursday, June 22, 2000, in Peoria, Ariz.
He retired from Westreco in 1984 after 35 years of service. He received his
bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Cole State University and a
master of science degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University.
He served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II and was a member of the
PORA Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, Pioneer Lions Club and
Engineers Club. He was also a member of the Interfaith Stephen Ministry at
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church and a local hiking group. He
moved to Arizona in 1986 from Marysville.
He was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Fort Collins, Colo.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine "Susie" Marsh; two daughters, Lynne
Marsh and Carol Satej of Eugene, Ore.; two sons, Gregory Marsh of Fort
Collins, Colo., and James Marsh of Hemet, Calif.; one grandchild; a sister
Marjorie Schlicting of Kearney, Neb.; and a brother, Gordon Marsh of
Camarillo, Calif.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at Shepherd of the Hills United
Methodist Church in Sun City West. The Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sun Health Hospice, 12740 N. Plaza
Del Rio Blvd., Peoria, Ariz. 85381; Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 189, Sun
City, Ariz. 85372; or Shepherd of the Hills Foundation, 13658 Meeker Blvd.,
Sun City West, Ariz. 85375


FREDA ANNABELLE JONES
Freda Annabelle Jones, 78, of Prospect died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at
Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was a retired registered nurse and had worked at Grady Memorial
Hospital and Marion General Hospital and with the Red Cross bloodmobile.
She was a 1939 graduate of Pleasant High School and graduated from the
White Cross School of Nursing. She was a longtime active member of Radnor
United Church of Christ, the Lyda Jones Circle and Buckeye Valley Band and
Athletic Boosters. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross and Meals on
Wheels in Delaware and served on the Delaware County Mental Health Board
and the Radnor Township election board.
She was born July 4, 1921, in Delaware County to the late Albert C. and
Anna C. Harris Augenstein and was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas W. Jones whom she married Aug. 7,
1948, in Marion; two daughters and Ann Jones of Worthington, Carol (Bill)
Lathrop of Prospect; a son, Mark W. (Penny) Jones of Worthington; two
granddaughters, Bryn and Darcy Lathrop; a grandson, Parker W. Jones; a
sister, Martha Dasher of Morral; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Radnor Cemetery.
The Revs. Bob and Lynn Blevins will officiate and friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Friday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Radnor United
Church of Christ; Delaware County Red Cross; or Carnegie Public Library of
Prospect in care of the funeral home


WOODROW LUSTER
Woodrow Luster, 84, of Richwood died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center as the result of an accident three weeks
ago.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of Community United Calvary Church.
He was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Pike County, Ky., to the late George and Nan
Luster and was predeceased by two sons and several sisters. He married
Lillie F. Hall April 4, 1933, and she died March 1, 1986.
He is survived by a son, Fred Luster of Palm Springs, Calif.; four
daughters, Ethel Hughes of Pikeville, Ky., Helen Kent of Bucyrus, Billy
Beatrice Harris of Stickney, Ill., and Josephine Garrett of Marion; several
grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Luster of
Pikeville; and four sisters, Thelma Booth of Columbus, Mae of Arkansas,
Lizzie Carroll of Pikeville and Josephine of Pikeville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Calvary Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home

DONALD E. SPENCER
Donald E. Spencer, 71, of Marysville died Monday, June 26, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired in 1994 after 43 years with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company,
working in Akron, Lincoln, Neb., and Marysville. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran. He enjoyed wood working and loved his grandchildren.
He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Akron to the late Henry and Mildred Shaw
Spencer.
He is survived by his wife Ruth E. Derck Spencer Aug. 21, 1954, in Akron;
two sons, Jeff (Linda) Spencer of Bellville, Texas, and John (Melissa)
Spencer of Marysville; two daughters, Donna Franklin of Sealy, Texas, and
Diane (Tim) Hutson of Marysville; nine grandchildren, Jamie, Chase,
Mackenzie, Spencer, Lexi, Emily, Rebecca, Jake and Treg; and a sister,
Betty Spencer of Monroe Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be at Our Lady of
Lourdes Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the funeral home where a Rosary Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Our Lady of Lourdes Church building fund in care of the funeral home

CATHERINE A. SULLIVAN GANCARZ
Catherine A. Sullivan Gancarz, 61, or Freesoil, Mich., died Friday, June
24, 2000, at her home after an extended illness.
She was a 1957 graduate of Marysville High School. She had been employed at
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Scottville Senior Center and
most recently by Memorial Medical Center of Western Michigan from which she
retired after 19 years of service. She was a member of St. John Cantius
Catholic Church in Freesoil and the Ladies Rosary Society and was a CCD
teacher for a number of years. She had also been a member of the Mason
County Band Boosters and the Freesoil PTA and produced a number of variety
shows at Freesoil High School. She was a Mason County 4-H leader for
several years.
She will be remembered for her quick wit and her strong Irish spirit. She
enjoyed spending time with her family at her windy castle in Freesoil,
reading and watching the wildlife.
She was born April 3, 1939, in Marysville to the late Daniel and Frances
Orr Sullivan and was predeceased by a son, Timothy Daniel Gancarz and a
brother, John (Dick) Foley.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin (Gina) Gancarz and Aaron (Deborah)
Gancarz; two daughters, Colleen Gancarz and Megan (Thomas) Peplinski; two
sisters, Joan (Jim) Edwards and June (Jim) Haines of Florida; a brother,
Thomas (Grace) Foley of California; four grandchildren, Shawn, Brooke and
Molly Gancarz of Grand Haven, Mich., and Lane Gancarz of Freesoil; and her
special companion, Muffin Honey.
A Mass of Christian Burial from the Order of Christian Funerals will be
celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church. The Rev.
Joe Fix will officiate and interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dorrell Funeral
Home, 605 N. Washington Ave., Ludington, Mich., where a Rosary Service will
be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


HELEN L. SCHALIP
Helen L. Schalip, 87, of Marysville died Friday, June 23, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Marysville First United Methodist
Church and VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player and
enjoyed playing euchre.
She was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Ashtabula County to the late George and Nancy
McCormick Simpson and was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Winston and Vera
Harshbarger and brothers, Edward, Neil, "Mac," Fred, Burr, James and
Clayton Simpson. She married Harold L. Schalip Oct. 6, 1935, and he died
Jan. 8, 1982.
She is survived by a son, Gene Schalip of Marysville; a daughter, Kathy
(Jerry) Shonebarger of Marysville; two grandchildren, Elizabeth (Doug)
Lobdell and L.J. Shonebarger of Marysville; two great-grandchildren, Hunter
and Garrett Lobdell; two brothers, D. Richard (Roberta) Simpson of
Marysville and Harold K. "Had" (Betty) Simpson of Delaware; a special
friend, Rose Anderson of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW post 3320 Auxiliary in care
of the funeral home


HELEN ANNA PAULINE SCHILLINGER
Helen Anna Pauline Schillinger, 89, of Marysville died Sunday, June 25,
2000, at Milcrest Nursing Center where she had lived for the past six years.
She was retired from Nestle's where she worked in the laboratory for more
than 30 years. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church
in Marysville and was a longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in
Columbus. She enjoyed playing euchre and pinochle.
She was born Jan. 14, 1911, in Marysville to the late Leo P. and Lena Wolff
Rausch and was predeceased by a daughter, JoAnn Bell; a sister, Esta
Hickman; two brothers, Harold A. Rausch and Lutrelle Rausch; and two
nieces, Helen Elizabeth Scheiderer and Elena Dawn Junkans; and on Sept. 26,
1976, by her husband, Stanley J. Schillinger to whom she was married by her
father-in-law, the Rev. James W. Schillinger at the Fairport Harbor
Lutheran Church April 18, 1953.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Schillinger of Columbus; a son-in-law,
William Bell of Westerville; two grandchildren, Gregory (Erin) Grissom and
Margaret (Terry) Thompson; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Lauren
Grissom and Allyssa and Benjamin Thompson; two sisters, Leona Scheiderer of
Columbus and Caroline (Robert W.) Rausch of Ostrander; twin brothers,
Richard (Doris) Rausch of Marysville and Robert G. (Janice) Rausch of Plain
City; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Floyd Stolzenburg will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Gregory Grissom, Henry Scheiderer, James Scheiderer,
Mark Rausch, Douglas Rausch and Gary Lee

CHARLES H. "JIM" HINDERER
Charles H. "Jim" Hinderer, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware and
Ostrander, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retied from The Scott Co. where he had worked in the maintenance
department for several years and was a member of the Marysville Church of
the Nazarene.
He was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Plain City to the late Henry and Lulu
Hinderer and was predeceased by several brothers and sister and a daughter,
Shirley Heffley on Jan. 2, 2000. He married Helen Berdina Pounds Sept. 25,
1940, and she died Aug. 28, 1997.
He is survived by a daughter, Beverly Ragland of Urbana; a son, Jack
(Barbara) Hinderer of Lexington, Ky.; a son-in-law, George Heffley of
Fallston, Md.; eight grandchildren, Brian (Chris) Coder, Kim Ragland, Lisa
(Wade) McCord, Lori Heffley, Rick (Lori) Hinderer, Randy Hinderer, Debbie
Hinderer and Tracey Cole; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews and special friends, including his care giver, Barbara Morse.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Davis will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service
Saturday.

DONALD E. FULTZ
Donald E. Fultz, 74, of Delaware died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
He was a former Delaware City Police Officer and retired from the Delaware
County Sheriff's department. He was a U.S. navy veteran of World War II.
He was born March 30, 1926, in Bellefontaine to the late Samuel and Leiona
Adams Fultz and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Donna and a brother,
Samuel Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; sons, Tom (Barbara) Fultz
of Hilton Head, S.C., Jeff (Denise) Fultz of Milford Center, Kenny (Joy)
Yoder of Dover, Ron Yoder of Westerville and Fred (Phyllis) Yoder of
Bellefontaine; a daughter, Sue (Zane) Potts of Sunbury; three sisters,
Eleanor (Dean) Walters of Indianapolis, Janet (Jack) Allen of Kenton and
Sandy (Jack) Ike of Sidney; three grandsons, Todd (Alana) Fultz of
Marysville and Joshua and Justin Fultz of Milford Center;
great-granddaughters, Payden and Alydia and many other grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware



RUTH E. HOFFMAN
Ruth E. Hoffman, 82, of Richwood died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in York Center,
the Ladies Aid of the church and the Then & Now Antique Friends Club.
She was born March 15, 1918, in Richwood to the late Leo and Gladys Hanna
Eddy Morrison and was predeceased by a sister. She married  James R.
Hoffman March 16, 1938, in Newport, Ky., and he died Feb. 15, 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Jerry L. (Elaine) Hoffman of Raymond and
Thomas L. Hoffman of Richwood; a daughter, Joyce (John) Lydic of Raymond;
eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary
(Willis) Stewart and Polly (Donald) Fryman of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Phyllis Radlinski will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Methodist Church
stained glass window fund in care of the funeral home


THELMA SMITH
Thelma Smith, 90, of Marysville died Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a graduate of Richwood High School and a member of the
Richwood Central United Methodist Church.
She was born April 26, 1910, in Union County to the late Edgar and Frances
DeBolt Rosette and was predeceased by a brother, Lutrelle Rosette. She
married Kenneth Smith May 19, 1928, and he died Dec. 30, 1989.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rosette of Marana, Ariz.; a
nephew, David (Jan) Rosette of Marana; and a niece, Delores Roberts of
Marana.
The Rev. Joseph Fittro will officiate at graveside services at 11 a.m.
Saturday at the Price Cemetery in Essex. At the request of the deceased, no
visiting hours will be held.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home

STEVEN RAE ALCORN
Steven Rae Alcorn, 43, of Marysville, formerly of Marion, died Monday, June
19, 2000, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was a truck driver with CTI Inc. in Marysville for four years and was a
veteran of the U.S. Army.
He ws born June 13, 1957, in Marion and is survived by his parents, Jimmy
and Helen Zuspan Alcorn of Marion; his wife, Deborah Hughes Alcorn whom he
married April 13, 1996, in Marion; a stepson, Steven (Angela) Wood of
Aurora, Ill.; and a brother, Jeffery (Debra) Alcorn of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boyd Funeral Home,
122 W. Columbia, Marion. The Rev. Charles Martindell will officiate and
burial will be at the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Street United Methodist
Church organ fund in care of the funeral home.


ZETELLA MAE "TOOTIE" SCHEIDERER
Zetella Mae "Tootie" Scheiderer, 82, of Marysville died Tuesday, June 20,
2000, in the ICU at Memorial Hospital of Union County following an extended
illness.
A graduate of Broadway High School, she was a homemaker and a longtime
member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
She was born May 22, 1918, in Broadway to the late Thomas and Ida Stout Cox
and was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Alice Cox
and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Harold Rausch. She married
Erwin J. Scheiderer Aug. 30, 1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church and he
died Aug. 25, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Karen) Scheiderer of Marysville and
Larry (Sally) Scheiderer of Granville; four grandchildren, Lynnette (Todd)
Lotz, Gregory Scheiderer, Jason Scheiderer and Jared Scheiderer; two
great-grandchildren, Braeden and Jenna Lotz; a brother-in-law, Milton
(Polly) Scheiderer of Panama City, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Doris (Gerald)
Bump of Westerville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church building
fund, 311 E. Sixth St., Marysville, Ohio 43040, or in care of the funeral
home.


EFFIE C. KING
Effie C. King, 87, of Marysville died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Heartland
of Marysville.
She was retired from the Memorial Hospital dietary department and was a
member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville. She was a member
of Memorial Hospital Twig 4 for more than 20 years and volunteered for the
Mobile Meals program for more than 16 years. In 1978 and 1982 she was
president of the 42nd Rainbow Division Auxiliary and she was past District
President of Rebekah Lodge and past Representative of the 34th District of
Rebekah Lodge.
She was born July 2, 1912, in Galloway to the late Otto W. and Ora M. Smith
Neff and, the last of her family, she was predeceased by three sisters; a
brother; a granddaughter, Bonnie L. Ellis Baird; and two husbands, Maskil
W. Hall and Elmer C. King.
She is survived by a daughter, Viola M. (Virgil) Ellis of Marysville; a
son, Frank (Faye) Hall of Marysville; a stepdaughter, Janet Oglesbee of
Mount Victory; four granddaughters, Linda K. Sanford, Mary Ann Mannasmith
and Cathy S. (Mark) Reed of Marysville and Grace A. (Alan) Fredrick of
Akron; four grandsons, Roger L. Ellis and Richard L., William N. and
Micheal L. Hall of Marysville; two step-granddaughters, Carol Feister and
Pam King; five step-grandsons, Don and Bob Bailey, Jimmy King and Todd and
Rick Oglesbee; and several great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at Greenwood
Cemetery in DeGraff at 2 p.m. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
program in care of the funeral home

JERRY A. REAM
Jerry A. Ream, 60, of Ada died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his home.
He retired in 1992 from the Lima Ford Engine Plant and had completed a
machine repair apprenticeship at the Ford Motor Company in 1988. He was a
1957 graduate of Lima Senior High School and was a veteran of the Marine
Reserves. He was a member of the United Auto Workers and the Lima Post of
the VFW and enjoyed farming, coin collecting and working on anything
mechanical.
He was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Dunkirk to the late Kenneth and Violet
Gossard Ream.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Young Ream; his stepmother, Johnnie
Ream of Lima; a son, Bruce Alan (Cindy) Ream of Rawson; three daughters,
Tina Annette (Michael) Rettig of New Haven, Ind., Kimberly Ann (Michael)
Mathewson of Marysville and Penni Alicia (Ryan) Kloeppel of Columbus Grove;
11 grandchildren; a brother, Donald Ream of Waynesville; a step-brother,
Albert Childers of Lima; two sisters, Ruth Friemoth of Lima and Colleen
Spillman of Waynesfield; and a step-sister, Ruby Pauline of Laguna Hills,
Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chiles & Sons-Laman
Funeral Homes Bluffton Chapel, 239 S. Main St., Bluffton. Chaplain Richard
Coon will officiate and burial will be at the Thompson Cemetery in
Bluffton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita's Hospice

JAMES R. GAST
James R. Gast, 81, of Prospect died unexpectedly Sunday, June 18, 2000, at
Monterey Care Center in Grove City.
He was a retired corn and soy bean farmer and supplied sweet corn for many
local celebrations. He was retired as manager of the Marion Elks Lodge
where he was known for cooking wild game. He hunted and fished throughout
the country, frequently hunting big game with Indian guides on horseback in
the western United States. He was able to continue hunting squirrels
throughout his life and two weeks ago completed a fishing trip with friends
to Tennessee. He was a life member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's
Association and could be seen watching the races at the area's county fairs
each summer. He was a life member of Marion Elks Lodge 32 and a member of
Marion Moose Lodge 889, Durwood Knights of Pythias in Prospect and the
Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Radnor to the late Ray L. and Bess Van Osten
Gast and was predeceased by a brother and a sister. He married Esther L.
Fox March 12, 1940, and she died July 15, 1989.
He is survived by a sister, Betty G. Hughes of Grove City; a cousin,
Earnest Gast; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Luther) Hedges and Ruth (Al)
Trelfall; a nephew; and four nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church
Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home

PHYLLIS K. WELSH
Phyllis K. Welsh, 63, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Wednesday, June 14,
2000, at her residence.
She was a former machine inspector for Denison Hydraulics in Marysville and
was employed at Eckerd's Drugs, Promenade and Kings Highway stores in Port
Charlotte. She moved to Port Charlotte from Marysville in 1991.
She was born March 20, 1937, in Clayborn, Ohio, and was predeceased by a
son, Renny Norris.
She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Welsh of Port Charlotte; a son,
Rodney (Rynecia) Norris of Marysville; four stepsons, Rodney (Jean) Welsh
of Delaware, Bradley (Lori) Welsh of Richwood, Norman (Wendy) Welsh of
Battleground, Wash., and Ty Welsh of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roberson Funeral Home
Port Charlotte Chapel, 2151 Timiami Trail, Port Charlotte. The Rev. James
R. Kuse of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955
Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238

MARY PAULINE CRITES
Mary Pauline Crites, 96, of Marysville died Monday, June 12, 2000, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
A homemaker, she attended the First Congregational United Church of Christ
in Marysville.
She was born June 27, 1903, in West Manchester to the late David and
Evangelina Blose Graves and was preceded in death by her brothers and
sisters. She married William Pearl Crites Aug. 17, 1923, and he died Feb.
12, 1979.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews and several friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

MIRIAM W. ALLEN
Miriam W. Allen, 87, of Marysville died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Milcrest
Nursing Center.
She was the retired owner of Hillside Gardens, a greenhouse and nursery in
South Wales, N.Y., which she and her husband operated for many years. She
was a native of Lewisburg, Pa., and graduated from East Aurora High School
in East Aurora, N.Y., where she was an avid sportsman, playing volleyball,
soccer and track. She was a former school board member for the South Wales
schools and a former Republican Committeewoman and precinct captain. She
was a former member of the Western New York Gladiolus Society and an elder
in the South Wales Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed fishing and hunting.
She was born May 6, 1913, in Lewisburg, Pa., to the late Leland and Anna
Fisher Billington and was predeceased by her husband, Ross E. Allen on Jan.
25, 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (James) Bartoo of East Aurora and
Dawn (Anthony) Terzis of Marysville; grandchildren, Lynn (David) Riley,
Gillian (David) Pfarrer, Stephen Bartoo, Melissa Terzis and Christopher
Terzis; two great-grandchildren, Kyle Riley and Zoe Pfarrer; a brother,
Fred (Betty) Billington of East Aurora; and three nieces, two nephews and
an aunt.
Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at a later date at
Oakwood Cemetery in East Aurora.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
American Lung Association in care of the Ingram Funeral Home which is in
charge of local arrangements


DONALD E. DELLINGER
Donald E. Dellinger, 75,  died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Doctors Hospital North.
He was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church and an original
charter member of the Prairie Township Fire Department where he served from
1942 until he retired as part-time assistant fire chief in 1985. He retired
from the Columbus Dispatch in 1986
He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy S. Dellinger, and a
brother-in-law, Robert Geyer.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis (Chris) Dellinger of Marysville and
Duane (Diana) Dellinger of Galloway; five granddaughters, Heather (Troy)
Johnson, Rachelle, Renee, Nancy and Denise; a grandson, Douglas; and
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ralph "Coke" and Marjorie Hyland,
Kenneth and Gilda Geyer and Martha Geyer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Lutheran
Church, Trabue and Hilliard Rome Road. The Revs. Jay Decker and John Hood
will officiate and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St.,
Hilliard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church "Special Gifts Fund," 5660
Trabue Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228


CLAUDE B. ESTEP
Claude B. Estep, 77, of Richwood and formerly of Ashland died Friday
morning, June 9, 2000, at Marion General Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1922, in Bracken, Ky., to parents Anderson Todd and
Lottie Welch Estep. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a
retired operator engineer. On May 12, 1943, in Maysville, Ky., he was
married to the former Frances E. Jones and she survives.
Also surviving is a daughter, Barbara (Dave) McCracken of Richwood; four
granddaughters, Tabatha (Brian) Saunders of Marion, Jennifer (Dave) Hawkins
of Richwood, Amber and Melissa McCracken of Richwood; two
great-grandchildren, Brianna Showalter and Dawson Hawkins; eight brothers,
Andy (Joyce) Estep of Cincinnati, Wilbert (Shirley) Estep of Felicity, Herb
(Carol) Estep of Mt. Orab, Leo (Ona-Lee) Estep of Blanchester, Emmery Estep
of South Carolina, Roger Estep of Felicity, Morris (Cindy) of Walton, Ky.,
and Billy Estep of Blanchester; and a sister, Essie Welch of Maysville, Ky.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Robert, Charlie, Gene, James,
Paul, Earl Dean and Donald Estep, and one sister, Elise Estep.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Moore & Parker
Funeral Home in Brooksville, Ky.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood and Sunday at the Moore & Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville from
6 to 9 p.m.
Burial will be in the Brooksville Cemetery where there will be veteran
graveside services conducted with the Rev. Sam Jones.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and/or
the Union County Cancer Society\

NORTHRUP H. WOOD
Northrup H. Wood, 85, of Lima died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Lima Memorial
Hospital.
He was a member of First Church of God and FOE 471 of Delphos. He served in
the Ohio National Guard.
He was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Marysville and is survived by three sons,
James (Barbara) Wood of Wood River Junction, R.I., Lloyd Wood of Mansfield
and Leonard Wood; three daughters, Doris Artis of Sealy, Texas, Betty
(Chandler) Elliott of Delaware and Helen Clemmer of Massillon; 10
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Donald Wood of Columbus and Warren Wood of Belleview, Fla.; and a
half-brother, John Bland of North Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman
Lewis Chapel, 1170 Shawnee Road, Lima. The Rev. Kenneth Mishler will
officiate and burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

HELEN ROSETTE BIGELW PHIPPS
Helen Rosette Bigelow Phipps, 75, of West Mansfield died Wednesday, June 7,
2000, at the Union Manor Nursing Home.
A homemaker, she had been attending the Central Presbyterian Church in
Columbus with her son and daughter-in-law. She was a 1944 graduate of Irwin
High School. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and needlepoint and especially
enjoyed traveling and solving word search puzzles.
She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Chuckery to the late Merle and Bertha
Robinson Bigelow. She married Harry W. Phipps on Jan. 13, 1945, in Muncie,
Ind., and he died Feb. 5, 1979. She is also preceded in death by a
daughter, Beverly Shelton and a granddaughter, Wendy Phipps.
She is survived by two daughters, Ninnette (John) Spouse of Raymond and
Marlene (Matt) Smith of West Mansfield; a son, Marvin (Beth) Phipps of
Marysville; seven grandchildren, John and Michael Sprouse, Brent Phipps,
Ronna Shafer, Stacy Zuniga and Jessica and Russell Smith Jr.; three
great-grandchildren, Owen Shafer, Julian Shelton and Damian Zuniga; a
brother, Donald Bigelow of Marysville; a sister, Ruth Bigelow Stewart of
Plain City; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hathaway Cemetery of
West Mansfield with the Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service
on Saturday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield


BETTY BLAUSER KAPPAN
Betty Blauser Kappan, 79, of Tipp City died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at her
residence.
Born Jan. 26, 1921 in Tippecanoe City, she was a member of the Friendship
Community Church of Covington.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Charles and Rachael Brooks and her
husband, Robert Blauser who died in 1996.
She is survived by daughters, Karen (Ronald) Long of Marysville, Barbara
Cox of LaFollette, Tenn., and Linda (Thomas) Louis of Tipp City; sons,
Michael (Dora) Blauser and Bart (Jaci) Blauser of Tipp City; 11
grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Frings and Bayliff Funeral
Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, with the Rev. Forrest Jackson
officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.
Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m .at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County


BLANCHE STOVES WILLIAMS
Blanche Stoves Williams, 90, of Marysville died at her residence Thursday,
June 8, 2000.
She was the widow of P.C. Williams.
At her request, no calling hours will be observed. The family requests no
flowers or memorial contributions.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.


GEORGIA ANN MARTIN ELLER
Georgia Ann Martin Eller, 63, of Marysville, formerly of Marietta, Ga.,
died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, surrounded by her family at the home of her
son.
She had moved to Marysville from Georgia two years ago to be near her
family and was a resident of Windsor Manor. She was a homemaker and enjoyed
flower gardening, cooking and her grandchildren. She was a member of the
Southern Baptist faith.
She was born May 9, 1937, in Marietta, Ga., to the late Joe and Bessie
Martin and was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Eller in 1992;
two brothers, Tommy and Ronny Martin; and a sister, Lucille Martin.
She is survived by three sons, David (Tina) Eller of Marysville, Darryl
(Melissa) Eller of Columbus and Ricky (Tonya) Page of Birmingham, Ala.; and
nine grandchildren, Whitney, Blake, Brandon, Garrett, Mandy, Christopher,
Brittany, Ricky Jr. and Jessica.
A private memorial gathering was held by the family and burial will be held
at a later date at Greer's Chapel Cemetery in Marietta, Ga.
The Underwood Funeral Home handled arrangements.

MARK EDWARD FULMER JR.
Mark Edward Fulmer Jr., 16, of Marysville died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at
Childrens Hospital in Columbus from complications from an infection of the
lungs.
Active with the Union County MR/DD, Mark was a happy-spirited young man. He
enjoyed his life to its fullest and loved being surrounded by his family.
He was a fan of country music, especially Shania Twain, and was very proud
to have recently celebrated his 16th birthday. He will be deeply missed by
all who knew him.
He was born April 13, 1984, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima and was
predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John and Rita Schultheis; and his
paternal grandfather, Willis C. Fulmer.
He is survived by his parents, Mark E. and Peggy Schultheis Fulmer of
Marysville; a sister, Melissa Fulmer and a brother, Matthew Fulmer of the
home; paternal grandmother, Norma Jean Fulmer of Marysville; four aunts,
Jean (Bob) Munroe of Orlando, Fla., Jane Baird and Joy (Bob) Snyder of
Marysville and Judy (Bill) Sandquist of Cincinnati; five uncles, John
Schultheis of Pataskala and Jim (Mary Margaret) Schultheis, Joe (Judy)
Schultheis, Jay (Rayne) Schultheis and Dan Schultheis of Columbus; and many
loving cousins and care givers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the
Chapel of the Resurrection Cemetery, 9571 N. High St., Lewis Center, with
entombment to follow. The Rev. Bill Verbryke will officiate. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Doctors West Pediatric Unit, 5100
W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43228.

DONALD BRUCE TEMPLIN
Donald Bruce "Fantastic" Templin, age 72, of Marysville, died Monday, June
5, 2000, at Mount Carmel Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was the owner of the Diamond and Gold Exchange in downtown Marysville.
He attended the University of Kentucky and was a graduate of Lutheran
Brothers School of Business in Kentucky. He was a former court reporter for
Faith County, Ky., and a former service representative for National Cash
Register in Dayton. He  also was an associate of McBee Business Systems in
Cleveland and in 1962, opened Templin Typewriter Company on Fifth Street in
Marysville.
A longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, he served
as elder, deacon and trustee and assisted as an usher and audiovisual
technician. He was also a member of the Thursday Men's Bible Study.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1130
where he was initiated in 1971. He served as Exalted Ruler from 1973 to
1975 and was the lodge chaplain for many years. He was the District Deputy
for the South Central District from 1980-81 and was the Elk's state
cerebral palsy fund grant chairman. He was previously named Elk of the Year
and was a member of the Elks Hall of Fame and an honorary life member.
He was a member and past president of the local American Red Cross chapter,
was a past board member for United Way of Union County and a charter member
of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge # 1651 and Eagles  Lodge, Aerie 3506, in
which he held various offices.
He was born December 15, 1927, in Paris, Ky., to the late Thomas Terah and
Martha McClure Templin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
his stepfather, Vernon Walters; brothers, Thomas Terah and Beverly Templin;
a sister, Fandora Templin Landerer, a niece, Martha Granville Landerer; and
a brother-in-law, Walter Carlos Landerer.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Annie Templin; nieces, Louise Templin,
Mary Ann Templin and Rosita Marie Landerer Vance; nephews, Charles Templin,
Michael Templin, Walter Carlos (Cindy) Landerer II and Lucio Terah (Cindy)
Landerer; great nieces and nephews, Sally (Chris) Custer, Walter Carlos
Landerer III, Monica Vance (Matt) Goodfellow, Nathaniel Vance, Vilisity
(Richard) Stow, Kristin Landerer, Jennica Landerer, Joseph Landerer, Chris
Banks and Connie Banks; great- great-nieces and -nephews Kassidy Custer,
Alexandra Stow, Jacob Stow, Marissa Banks, Breanna Spurlock and Shalee
Spurlock; special friends  Connie Russell, Ruth Ann Ropp and Rodney and
Rynecia Norris; and many relatives in Kentucky.
A fraternal memorial service open to membrs of the community will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marysville Elks Lodge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville, Elks National Foundation, Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund or the
American Red Cross, Union County Chapter.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PATRICK ALLEN DILLARD
Patrick Allen Dillard died Friday, June 2, 2000, at Riverside Methodist
Hospital.
He was born May 15, 2000, at 7:14 p.m. and weighed 2 pounds and 4 ounces
and was 14 1/2 inches long.
He was intensely loved and care for.
He is survived by his parents, David and Renee Dillard of Marysville.
He will be buried in a private ceremony in Carthage, Tenn., Tuesday or
Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital Foundation, specifically for NICU on
Riverside Campus, Fund 04267, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214


AVALYN LAIR GIBSON
Avalyn Laird Gibson, 95, of Deming, N.M., died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at
Mimbres Memorial Hospital.
She taught elementary school in Ohio and Columbus, N.M. A co-founder of the
Columbus Historical Society, she was instrumental in securing the transfer
of ownership of the Columbus Depot from the railroad to the village of
Columbus and subsequently establishing the museum in the old depot. She was
a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
She was born Feb. 17, 1905, in Irwin to the late Raymond and Mary Cody
Laird and was predeceased by a grandchild. She married James Gibson Aug.
22, 1929, and he preceded her in death in 1956.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Larry) Truax of Deming; two sons,
James Gibson of Columbia, Mo., and John Gibson of Mount Vernon; eight
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Regina Getz of Long
Beach, Calif.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated today at Holy Family Catholic Church and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville at a later date.
Arrangements were completed by BACA's Funeral Chapel and Mimbres Crematory
in Deming

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NATHAN WADE MAPLES
Nathan Wade Maples, 23, of West Liberty died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was a 1995 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School and farmed with his
father. He was a member of the West Liberty Church of Christ.
He was born Jan. 7, 1977, in Kenton to Don J. and Wendy Grubbs Maples and
was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Grubbs Jr.
He is survived by his parents of West Liberty; a brother, Brad Maples of
the home; a sister Sara (Luke) Varner of West Liberty; paternal
grandparents, Don and Joan Maples of West Liberty; maternal
great-grandmother, Charlotte Potter of Huntsville; and maternal
great-grandmother, Elsie Meddles of East Liberty.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the West Liberty Church of
Christ. Ned A. Michael will officiate and burial will be at Highland
Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty



DOUG DOUGLAS
Doug Douglas, 75, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Union Manor.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

THURMAN E. "ED" HUGHES
Thurman E. "Ed" Hughes, 75, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at
the James H. Quillen Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.
He was a design engineer. He served in the 4th Armored Division in World
War II under Gen. Patton and received the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf
Cluster for wounds received in combat. He was a former POW and was a member
of the Ex-POWs, DAV and the Old Airport Road Baptist Church.
He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Marion to the late Carney and Winnie Denny
Hughes and was predeceased by a son, Kirk.
He is survived by his wife, Ina M. Ogden Hughes; two daughters, Loma (Dick)
Wilson and Diane (Ron) Bishop of Marion; a son, Douglas Hughes of
Marysville; stepchildren, Debra (the Rev. William) Stottlemeyer of Fergus
Falls, Minn., Diana (Bobby) Asbury of Milford Center and Douglas Crabtree
of Marysville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 16
step-grandchildren; and a mother-in-law, Irene Ogden of Bristol.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. William Stottlemeyer will officiate and burial will be held Monday
at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the stained glass window fund at the
Old Airport Road Baptist Church in care of the funeral home


PEGGY ANN TITUS
Peggy Ann Titus, 42, of Mount Victory died Monday, July 31, 2000.
She was a 1975 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and was employed at
NEX Transport of East Liberty.
She was born Aug. 16, 1957, in Bellefontaine to Robert L. and Thanna Newman
Shields and they survive. She is also survived by her husband, Robert "Bob"
O. Titus whom she married Dec. 6, 1975, in Zanesfield; two sons, Robert R.
Titus and Doug Titus of Mount Victory; a grandson, Ethan of Mount Victory;
a sister, Brenda (Mike) Cremeans of Belle Center; her grandmother, Ruth
Newman of Foraker; and her mother- and father-in-law, Otis and Mildred
Titus of Mount Victory.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mount Victory
United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike Gillett will officiate and burial will
be at Wolf Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the Price Funeral Home in Mount Victory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society


GEORGE W. PRICE
George W. Price, 86, of Marysville died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at his home.
He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Union County Farm Bureau and
Young Farmers of America. He was a graduate of Allen Center High School
where he later drove a school bus. He was a member of the Pottersburg
United Methodist Church where he was a lay minister and a lay delegate to
the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
He was born Jan. 15, 1914, in Paulding County to the late John W. and
Violet Betts Price and was predeceased by an infant daughter; two brothers,
Joseph and Clark Price; two sisters, Jessie Holden and Opal Lockwood; and
two sons-in-law, Ronald Tapp and Joseph Pritchett. He married Zelia R.
Lockwood April 6, 1936, and she died in 1999.
He is survived by six children, James (Sheila) Price of Urbana, David
(Harriett) Price of North Lewisburg, Jennie R. Tapp of Gulfport, Miss.,
George R. (Judy) Price of Delaware, Rachel (Larry) Nauman of Ostrander and
Zella M. Pritchett of Portland, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 35
great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul R. (Martha) Price of Goshen, Miss.; a
sister, Ruth Zinsmeister of Milton, Del.; and sisters-in-law, Ila Shirk of
Peoria and Virginia Lockwood of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and
burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital's Mobile Meals or
the Pottersburg United Methodist Church

MARJORIE JOAN JONES RAUSCH
Marjorie Joan Jones Rausch, age 79, of Marysville, a former longtime
resident  of New Dover, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, at Heartland of
Marysville.
She retired in 1986 after 26 years as supervising secretary for the Union
County Engineer's Office, serving during the tenure of former county
engineer Donald Hart. Pior to that, she was an associate of Dayton Power &
Light and former secretary of United Appeals. She was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church, the church women's group and the 79ers Club. She was also
a member of Mary Chapter No. 9  Order of Eastern Star, VFW 3320 Auxiliary,
American Legion Post 79 Auxiliary and the Senior Mother's Service League of
OCCL.
 She was also a volunteer for mobile meals at Memorial Hospital of Union
County and enjoyed playing euchre, bridge and pinochle. She was a graduate
of Radnor High School.
She was born March 20, 1921, in Magnetic Springs to the late Elmer Crumwell
and Lulu Mae Van Skiver Jones and was preceded in death by a sister,
Dorothy Liller Coleman and a brother, Kenneth W. Jones.
She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Rausch, whom she married April 7,
1943, at the Marysville Methodist parsonage; a daughter, Jane (Raymond)
Hazlett of Lancaster; a son, Jack Edwin (Connie Kleiber) Rausch of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Angela Nicole Hazlett, Adam Robert Hazlett,
Kurt Alan Rausch and Lorinda Faye Rausch; two cousins, Kathryn Clevenger of
Pharisburg and Mary Clark of Florida; a special friend, Catherine Ellis of
Marysville; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Carl Roepke will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home where an Eastern Star memorial service will be held at
6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.



OLA M. HERRIOTT HOBART
Ola M. Herriott Hobart, 95, of Mansfield died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at
Med Central Mansfield after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Watkins Christian Church in Watkins.
She was born March 22, 1905, in Union County to the late Frank and Retta
Tossey Herriott and was predeceased by two brothers, Ernie Herriott and
Emmett "Ben" Herriott; a sister, Frances Clymer; and her husband L. Dow
Hobart.
She is survived by a son, Gerald (Dallas) Hobart of Mansfield; two
grandchildren, Larry Hobart and Janet Welborn; three great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wappner Funeral
Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, The Rev. Paul Haney will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville at 1 p.m. Friends may
call one hour prior to the service.



GLENN W. ROGERS
Glenn W. Rogers, 62, of Marysville, formerly of West Milton, died Friday,
July 28, 2000, at Riverside Hospital following a seven-month illness.
He retired in 1988 after 30 years of service with the Federal Aviation
Administration. He was a longtime supervisor and air traffic controller
with Cox International Airport in Dayton, served as tower chief in Alton,
Ill., and was an instructor for two years in Oklahoma City, Okla. Upon his
retirement, he and his wife enjoyed owning and operating the West Milton
Bowling Alley from 1988-1998.
He was a 1956 graduate of East Liberty High School and served in the U.S.
Navy from Jan. 7, 1957, to Jan. 6, 1961. He was a member of the Wet Milton
American Legion and the West Milton Fraternal Order of Eagles. An avid
bowler, he bowled seven 300 games and one 800 series.
He enjoyed traveling throughout the country by motor home with his wife,
riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and he especially enjoyed bowling.
He was born April 3, 1938, in Westerville to Harry and Martha Biggs Rogers
and was predeceased by his father; his stepfather, Lewis Edwards; and a
stepbrother, Carl Edwards.
He is survived by his wife of more than 43 years, Margaret Spence Rogers
whom he married March 27, 1957, in Westerville; two sons, Gregory (Melody)
Rogers of Union and Tad (Jackie) Rogers of Irmo, S.C.; six grandchildren,
Nicole, Casey, Kyra, Zack, Alicia and Crissy Rogers; his mother, Martha
Woodrum of Marysville; his mother-in-law, Elsie Spence of Marysville; two
sisters, Donnabelle (Herb) Fischer of Marysville and Roberta (Jim) Moore of
East Liberty; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. A nephew, pastor Herb Fischer will officiate and burial with
full  military honors conducted by the Logan County Veterans Association
will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Pall bearers will be nephews Mike, Gary and Wayne Heminger, Rod and Dean
Moore and Keith Tanner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville.



THURMAN E. "ED" HUGHES
Thurman E. "Ed" Hughes, 75, of Bristol, Va., died Sunday, July 30, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Ina M. Ogden Hughes.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home

JOEL DAVIS MEYERS
Joel D. Meyers, 74, died Monday morning, July 17, 2000, at his home in
Lake Wales, Fla. He died of metastatic cancer to the brain and had
suffered from the disease for more than three years.
He was the son of Glenn Davis Meyers and Sylvia Morgan Meyers.
He graduated in 1949 from Portsmouth West High School. He earned his
bachelor of arts degree from Otterbein College and his bachelor of
theology degree from Hamma Divinity School of Wittenburg University in
Springfield. Married Aug. 10, 1951, he is survived by his spouse, Mabel
"Sally" Gregory Meyers.
He was a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., and
retired from teaching in 1986 from North Union Schools.
Survivors include four children, Deborah E. (Donald) Welch of
Marysville, J. Douglas (Beth) Meyers of Florida, J. Dallas (Lori) Meyers
of Marysville and J. Dart (Amy) Meyers of Florida; five grandchildren,
Amanda Welch and Andrew Welch of Ohio; Amber Meyers, Aaron Meyers and
Ashley Meyers of Florida; and 12 brothers and sisters, Glenn Roy Meyers
of Kentucky, Alvaida Long of Ohio, Carl Meyers of Ohio and Florida,
Richard Meyers of Tennessee, Loretta Nolan of Florida, Ralph Meyers of
Maryland, Raymond Meyers of Ohio, Hazeldean Meyers of Florida, Barbara
Lewis of Ohio, Paul Meyers of Ohio, Ronald Meyers of Ohio and William
Meyers of Florida.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Lake Wales,
Fla., at the Twin Fountains Community Center and Saturday, July 29, at
3:30 p.m. at the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Meyers requests memorials to Good Shepherd
Hospice of Mid-Florida, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, Fla., 33823, (863)
297-1880 or The American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.
Acknowledgements may be sent to Sally Meyers, 6400 N. Scenic Highway,
115 Treasure Valley Circle, Lake Wales, Fla., 33853

EDNA FLORENCE CLARK ELLIOTT
Edna Florence Clark Elliott, 93, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 19,
2000, at the Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home.
She was retired from memorial Hospital of Union County where she had
worked in the dietary department for 10 years and was formerly a
longtime clerk at the Orahood McCarthy Drug Store. She attended the
Marysville First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Kings
Daughters and the Retired Public Employees. She graduated from Raymond
High School and especially enjoyed quilting and sewing.
She was born Oct. 26, 1906, in Raymond to the late Otto T. and Anna
Ellen Pearson Clark. She married Arthur Herschel Elliott on Dec. 3,
1927, and he died April 17, 1959. She is also preceded in death by a
son, Lowell Edward Elliott and a sister, Leota Clark.
She is survived by a daughter, Ila Jean (James) Fowler of Columbus; a
son, John Otto (Barbara L.) Elliott of Woodstock; a daughter-in-law,
Miriam Elliott of Mount Victory; 10 grandchildren, Hetti (David) Petty,
Toni (Michael) Petty, James M. Fowler, Wendy Huntsman, Gary (Paula)
Elliott, Roger (Penny Elliott, Dave Elliott, Keith Elliott, Julie (Mark)
Mathys and Brenda (William) Hanawalt; 18 great-grandchildren; and 11
great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home. The Rev. Sue Taylor will officiate and burial will take place at
Oakdale Cemetery. Mrs. Elliott's grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart
Association, c/o Gerald Dackin, 922 Hickory Drive, Marysville, 43040.

 

MARIE CLARA POE
Marie Clara Poe, 87, formerly of Richwood died Friday, July 14, 2000, at
the Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was a mother, cook and homemaker, and member of Community United
Calvary Church of Richwood.
Born Nov. 9, 1912, in Salyersville, Ky., she was the daughter of Ollie and
Della Miles Perkins. On Jan. 1, 1941, she was married to Corbert Poe, who
died Dec. 18, 1983. She was predeceased by two daughters, two sons, two
brothers and a sister.
Survivors include her children, Stella Tillman, Lydia Peck and Jewell
Laughrey of Richwood, Orpha Johnston and Mildred Huffman of Marion, Dottie
Martyr of Dayton, Cecil Poe of Marion, Melvin Poe of Marysville, Ralph Poe
of Ashville, Ala.; sisters, Rosie Arnett, Polly Arnett, Meriel Rice of
Salyersville, Ky., and Vernice Short of Dayton; and brothers, Edgar Reed
and Dewey Simpkins of Salyersville, Ky.; 45 grandchildren; and many
great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be in
Claibourne Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Community United Calvary Church memorial fund
with cards available at the funeral home.

DORIS L. SMITH
Doris L. Smith, 70, of Plain City died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Whetstone
Care Center in Columbus.
She was a very active volunteer for many years, especially for the Union
County Charles B. Mills Center, Union County and Madison County Democratic
parties and Jonathan Alder school district. She was also instrumental in
the creation of the Jerome Township volunteer fire department.
She was born Aug. 6, 1929, in Portsmouth.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Carl and Mary Margaret (Ross)
Ferguson; her husband, Charles Taylor Smith in 1987; and nine brothers and
sisters.
Survivors include her children, Camille Morrison and Michael Smith of
Columbus and Charles T. (Janis) Smith II of Silver Spring, Md.; six
grandchildren, Lamar Morrison, Luster Morrison, Carlissa Morrison, Carlitta
Morrison, Charles T. Smith III, Jeannette Smith, David Ross Smith, Gregory
Smith and Jack Michael Smith; five great-grandchildren, Tapreia Morrison,
Devon Stevens, Cierra Stevens, TaMarra Suber and Awan Suber; a brother,
Orville Ferguson Sr.; and sisters, Imogene Ferguson and Marion Parker.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in the Jerome Township Cemetery of Plain City.

 

JULIETA "JULIE" LEAL TOMINES LEVAN
Julieta "Julie" Leal Tomines Levan, 49, of Marysville died Thursday, July
13, 2000, at her home.
She was an associate of Dec-Rite/GI Plastics and enjoyed gardening.
She was born July 16, 1950, in Manquilion Isabela, Philippines, to the late
Alejandro and Ignanai Leal Tomines.
She is survived by her husband, Gary whom she married Aug. 28, 1982, in
Marysville; two daughters, Christa Dillon of Newark and Raquel Dillon of
North Carolina; and numerous other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home.

LAURA EMILIE STIERHOFF
Laura Emilie Stierhoff, 94, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A homemaker, she was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and
the Lutheran Women Missionary League. She was baptized April 12, 1906, and
confirmed March 16, 1920, by the Rev. J.H. Sieck at the Evangelical
Lutheran Zion Church of Walburg, Texas. She was a member of American Legion
Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary and enjoyed quilting, sewing and baking.
She was born March 27, 1906, the oldest child and only daughter of the late
Gustav and Lydia Neitsch Schwausch and was predeceased by two brothers,
Arthur and Albert Schwausch. She married Elmer Stierhoff April 15, 1945, at
Zion Lutheran Church in Jarrell, Texas, and he died Nov. 3, 1978. She had
lived in Marysville since 1946.
She is survived by a son, Gus (Janet) Stierhoff of Marysville; two
grandsons, Jeffrey and Michael Stierhoff; five brothers, Herman Schwausch
and George Schwausch of Jarrell,  Gus (Ella) Schwausch of Paige, Texas,
Otto (Bea) Schwausch of Independence, Mo., and Bill (Mildred) Schwausch of
Kerrville, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Radio
Ministry Fund, 12809 Route 736, Marysville, or Memorial Hospital Mobile
Meals Program, 500 London Ave., Marysville. Cards will be available at the
funeral home.

JUDITH B. SMITH
Judith B. Smith, 58, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at her home.
She retired after 35 years of service with the Columbus Public Schools and
was a member of Christ the King Christian Church where she was a member of
the school board. She was a member of the Columbus Education Association.
She is survived by her husband, Marysville native Ron Smith; a son, Gary
(Darla) Smith; a daughter, Amy (Jim) Gehrig; a granddaughter, Megan Smith;
her parents, Judson and Ruth Boley; two brothers, Judson C., John and Jeff
Boley; her mother-in-law, Helen Smith of Marysville; several nieces and
nephews; and a godchild.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at Christ the King Christian
Church, 1050 Polaris Parkway and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Friday at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the Barbara
Haferman Scholarship Fund

PAULINE "POLLY" EVELYN KLEIBER
Pauline "Polly" Evelyn Kleiber, 66, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 11,
2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital after an extended illness.
She was employed with the former Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Company
for several years and retired as a branch manager. She was a 56-year member
of the Marysville First United Methodist Church of which she became a
member on April 4, 1944, and she was a 1951 graduate of Marysville High
School.
She enjoyed yard work with her husband and researching her family history
on computer. She was very interested in the Amish culture and especially
enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
She was born Nov. 3, 1933, in Marysville to the late Robert and Ethel
Henderson Mummey and was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Means and Ruth
Mummey and a brother, Robert Mummey Jr.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 48 years, George E. Kleiber whom
she married Aug. 9, 1952; a daughter, Shelley (Bill) Gonzales of
Marysville; a son, Michael (Cindy) Kleiber of Urbana; four grandchildren,
Tracy and Lisa Kleiber and Ashley and Aaron Gonzales; a sister, Helen
(John) Smith of Marysville; an aunt, Ruth Roof of Dayton; and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John Osborn will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church,
207 S. Court St., Marysville, or in care of the funeral home


LUCILLE E. STEPHENS
Lucille E. Stephens, 92, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and the last living charter member of the First English
Lutheran Church. She was a member of the church women's group, Mothers
Study Group and American Legion Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary and was an
original organizer of the Community Concerts during the 1940s. She was a
member and Past Worthy Matron of Mary Chapter 9 OES and former District
President of the 6th Eastern Star District.
She was born Dec. 2, 1907, in Union County to the late Max and Louise Fox
Moder and was predeceased on Feb. 11, 1972, by her husband, Russell Murrel
Stephens whom she married June 4, 1930, in Newport, Ky.
She is survived by a daughter, Anne C. Stephens of New York, N.Y.; three
sons, Richard M. (Sandra) Stephens of Piedmont, Okla., Robert Z Stephens of
Missoula, Mont., and David L. (Jane) Stephens of Elizabeth, Colo.; six
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Norman) Geer of
Marysville; and a brother, Eugene Moder of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at First English Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Hank Langknecht will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 687 London Ave.,
Marysville.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

BOBBY L. ASMAN
Bobby L. Asman, 72, of Dublin died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Whetstone
Care Center.
He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by five sons, Steven (Sue) Asman, Jeff (Cindy) Asman, David
(Jerri) Asman, Terry (Kodi) Asman and Rick (Teri) Asman; and nine
grandchildren, Matthew, Kelly, Brent, Christopher, Allyssa, Stephanie,
Kristen, Valery and Lauren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Rutherford Funeral
Home, 450 W. Olentangy St. (Powell Road), Powell. Burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Society


HOMER F. GIBSON
Homer F. Gibson, 74, of El Paso, Texas, died Saturday, July 8, 2000.
He worked at Ascarate Auto Parts for 30 years and retired after 10 years as
a greeter at Transmountain Wal-Mart. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World
War II and was a member of DAV Post 187, VFW Post 8919, American Legion
Post 58, Moose Lodge 2185 and Highland Presbyterian Church. He had lived in
El Paso since 1947.
He was born Feb. 16, 1926, in Marysville to the late Olen F. and Cleo Anna
Murphy.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolly Gibson; three daughters, Sue
Ann Wiggins, Gloria Stevens and Linda Rose; a son, Robert W. Gibson; nine
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and an uncle and aunt, Chet and
Ruth Murphy of Ohio.
Graveside services were held today at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by the Kaster-Maxon Futrell Funeral Home in El Paso


POLLY KLEIBER
Polly Kleiber, 66, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.s
She is survived by her husband, George.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

LOLA MAE HEDRICK
Lola Mae Hedrick, 72, died July 5, 2000, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
She was born June 6, 1928, in Columbus to the late Harry and Edna Lash
Thompson and was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
She was of the Christian faith. She graduated from Bath High School in
Osborn and was retired from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton after
43 years of service.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Kenny) Kilby of Dayton; two sons,
Rodney Hedrick of Dayton and Randy (Eileen) Hedrick of Bradenton, Fla.;
five grandchildren, Charles Kilby and Jessica, Nathan, Nicole and Ryan
Hedrick; two great-grandchildren, Christopher and Zackery Kilby; and eight
sisters, Osie Rice of Acworth, Ga., JoAnn (Bob) Armentrout of Marysville,
Sara (Bob) Hagler of Mesa, Ariz., Patty Henderson of Fairborn, Becky
(Richard) Stermer of Tempe, Ariz., Carole Seichert of California, Donna
Montgomery of Florida and Sally (Clyde) Montgomery of West Liberty, Ky.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Morris Sons Funeral Home in
Kettering and burial was at Woodland Cemetery in Dayton


GLADYS MAE HOFFMAN
Gladys Mae Hoffman, 79, of Prospect died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Marion
Manor after having been in failing health for several years.
She was a courtroom steno typist and retired from the Marion County
Recorder's Office. She was a graduate of Lockyears Business College in
Evansville, Ind., and was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church, Tri
Kappa Sorority and the Prospect Searchlight Literary Club.
She was born May 30, 1921, in Bicknell, Ind., to the late William P. and
Mary Brotherson Fyfe and was predeceased by a brother and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Hoffman whom she married April 4,
1944, in Hot Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Janice (Jay) Keller of Newburgh,
Ill.; two sons, William J. Hoffman of Hermitage, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs.
James F. Hoffman of Urbana; three grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Prospect Baptist
Church. The Revs. C. Rorke Warne and Thomas J. Lasley will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home


FREDERICK L. NEIBLER
Frederick L. Neibler, 78, of Bay View died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his home.
He retired in 1992 from New Departure Hyatt after 27 years of service. He
was a pharmacist mate in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945 and was an avid
wood worker.
He was born March 2, 1922, in Marysville to the late Lawrence and Francis
Turner Neibler and was predeceased by a sister, Georgeanna.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rebecca K. Lust Neibler whom he
married Sept. 26, 1959; three daughters, Kathleen (Bill) Whited of
California, Georgeanne (David) Cowan of Marysville and Debbra (Stephen)
Warden of Franklin, Tenn.; two sons, Jeffrey Neibler of Huron and Jerry
Neibler of Sandusky; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Mary Elizabeth (Edward) Kiss of Dunedin, Fla.
Funeral services were held toady at the Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S.
Washington St., Castalia, and burial was at the Graves Cemetery in
Margaretta Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore
Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, or Cancer Services of Erie County, 912 Perry
St., Sandusky

JOSEPH K. "JOE" WOOD
Joseph K. "Joe" Wood, 79, of West Mansfield, formerly of DeGraff and
Lakeview, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Heartland of Bellefontaine after a
five-month illness.
He retired from Airstream in 1997 at the age of 77 after 43 years of
service and formerly worked for the DeGraff Creamery. He graduated from
DeGraff High School in 1941 and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He
attended the Hi-Point Church of Christ. He enjoyed chocolate milkshakes and
playing cards and will be remembered as a very generous man who loved
children.
He was born Dec. 21, 1920, in Bellefontaine to the late Bert E. and Sarah
Elizabeth Lessnett Wood and was predeceased by two brothers, Paul Wood and
Caiss Wood and a sister, Pauline Caseldine.
He is survived by a niece, Sharon Furrow of Tampa, Fla.; two nephews, David
Johnson and Edward Johnson of Tampa; special care givers and friends, Don,
Charlotte, Dwayne, Derrick and Suzie Detrick of West Mansfield; and special
friends, Burtis, Ruth, Phillip and Steve Moses of West Mansfield and Carol
and Charlie Bliss and their children of Broadway.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home. Mike Sandlin will officiate and
burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be
conducted by the Logan County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hi-Point Church of Christ, 1815
Route 540, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311 or in care of the funeral home.


WARREN E. "BUD" PEARSON JR.
Warren E. "Bud" Pearson Jr., 54, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday, June 29,
2000, at Gardner Home Hospice as a result of long term complications of
diabetes.
He was born May 31, 1946, in Kenton in Kenton and raised in Marysville
where he lived for 25 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Warren E. Pearson Sr. and E. Lucille
Pearson Bishop; and his maternal grandparents, Julius and Imo Kezerta.
He is survived by a son; his longtime companion, Carol Sue Rodocker; and
two sisters, Sandra L Pearson Zigler and Patricia A. Bishop of Phoenix.
Cremation and memorial services are being arranged at A.L. Moore and Sons
in Phoenix


IONA M. BRYAN
Iona M. Bryan, 69, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, July 2, 1000, at Mary
Rutan Hospital.
She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 459 of Bellefontaine and the
Bellefontaine Athletic Boosters.
She was born March 2, 1931, in Springfield to the late Francis and Dorothy
Smith Scott and was predeceased by a son, John Bryan; a daughter-in-law,
Kathryn Palmer-Bryan; and a sister, Ramona F. Grimes.
She is survived by her husband, Don W. Bryan; two sons, Kelly Bryan of
Springfield and Don P. Bryan of Marysville; a sister, Linda (Richard)
Cornell of Springfield; three brothers, Francis (Janet) Scott of
Springfield, Donald L. (Mae) Scott of Ocala, Fla., and James M. (Janet)
Scott of Enon; two grandsons, Dustin and David; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Littleton Funeral
Home-Highland Chapel in West Liberty and burial will be at  Highland
Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Friends may send condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

WILLIAM E. FRAKER
William E. Fraker, 58, of Delaware died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center.
He was a corrections officer with the North Central Correctional Institute
in Marion and a member of Moose Lodge 1309 in Waynesboro, Va. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was born May 22, 1942, in Marysville to the late William P. and Florence
Reeves Faker and was predeceased by his stepmother, Nancy Fraker and
sisters, Barbara Ward and Linda Kimes.
He is survived by his wife, Jane D. Patterson Fraker whom he married Aug.
14, 1984, in Waynesboro, Va.; a daughter, Betty Jean (Gary) Hunt of Inez,
Ky.; three sons, William F. "Will" (Tami) Fraker of Pataskala, Michael
Fraker of Delaware and Brian E. Fraker of Warfield, Ky.; two stepsons, Kirk
Hyden and Kenneth Hyden of Stuarts Draft, Va.; four grandchildren,
Thomasina, Brandi William Ray. "B.J." and Stephen M.; four brothers,
Michael Fraker of Shawnee, Ok., Charles Fraker of Grove City, Robert Fraker
of Marysville and V. Joseph Fabiny of Waldo; and four sisters, Joan Erwin
of Columbus, Veva Villinger of Newark, Virginia Hashman of Mount Gilead and
Chris Stokes of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. L. Wayne Booth will officiate and burial will be at
Kingwood Memorial Park in Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday.
Taps and a flag presentation will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard

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LLOYD CARL NICOL
Lloyd Carl Nicol, 56, of Columbus died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at the
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital following a four-year battle with cancer.
He was a claims manager for the Personal Service insurance Company of
Columbus for the past 15 years. He was a 1962 graduate of Marysville High
School, a 1966 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1969 graduate of
the University of Toledo Law School. He practiced law in Defiance from 1970
to 1982 and ran a private practice for two years upon moving to Columbus.
He was a member of the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church where he was an
adult Sunday School teacher. He was a talented handyman and an avid Ohio
State Buckeyes fan, especially enjoying attending home Buckeye football and
basketball games with his wife. A loving husband, father and grandfather,
he will be remembered for his devoted relationship to God and his family.
He was born May 29, 1944, in Marysville to Herman and Frieda Scheiderer
Nicol and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife of more than 34 years,
Marsha Paulus Nicol whom he married June 18, 1966, in Port Clinton; a son,
Tony (Heather) Nicol of Columbus; a daughter, Sonya Kelley and her fiance,
Greg Kimball of Columbus; three grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah and
Patrick Kelley; a sister, Eileen (Ron) Vollrath of Marysville; a father-
and mother-in-law, Peter and Jo Paulus of Ocala, Fla.; and many aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Upper
Arlington Lutheran Church, 2300 Lytham Road, Columbus. The Rev. John C.
Stolzenbach will officiate and a fellowship luncheon will be held at the
church following the service. Private family graveside services were held
today at Oakdale Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made specifically for
research to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove
Research Institute, 300 W. 10 Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43210.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


RONALD WAYNE WATERS
Ronald Wayne Waters, 65, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a milk hauler and was retired from the Hipoint Beef Co. in
Bellefontaine. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1958 in
Mountain Home, Idaho.
He was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Marysville to Alfred and Helen F, Kerns
Waters and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of North Lewisburg; his wife, Jane L. Rettig
Waters whom he married Feb. 14, 1959, in Plain City; nine children, Richard
(Cheryl) Waters, Ronald W. Waters Jr. and Carol Waters of Columbus, Tina
(John) Bartholomew of Urichsville, JoAnn (Calvin) Wallace of Coshocton,
Dona (Lewis) Stump and Mary (Timothy) Gwilliams of Springfield and Patricia
(Kenneth) Spaw and Chris (Kelly) Gaines of Marysville; several
grandchildren; and three sisters, Janet (Paul) Stull of Dayton, Janice
(Charles) Lowder of Pasadena, Calif., and Alfreda Waters of North Lewisburg.
The Rev. Donald Moceri officiated at private funeral services today at the
Ingram Funeral Home

PENNY LYNN GHENT
Penny Lynn Ghent, 36, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at
Riverside Hospital.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Optimist Club and a loving mother of
three children.
She was born Aug. 16, 1964, in Columbus to Harold D. and Barbara A. Wolford
Seese.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Ghent whom she married Aug. 23,
1981, in Phoenix, Ariz.; her parents of Powell; three children, Justin L.,
Nikki L. and Anna E. Ghent of the home; a sister, Sharon A. Kennedy of
Mount Vernon; a brother, Michael D. (Sheri) Seese of Mount Vernon; a niece,
Jackie Schertzer; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Revs. Izetta Cayton and Steven Wood will officiate and burial will be
at Fairview Cemetery in Delaware. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the children of the deceased in care
of the funeral home


RICHARD HUBERT REINHARDT
Richard Hubert Reinhardt, 82, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in
the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was employed in the payroll department for more than 33 years with
General Motors-Delphi in Columbus, formerly Fisher Body and Turnstedt. He
was a 1936 graduate of Collinwood High School and a 1949 graduate of The
Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture. He was
a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to 1945 and was a
member of the VFW. He attended Grace Bible Church and was a loyal longtime
member of the John Birch Society. He enjoyed collecting coins and
postmarks, working outdoors and reading, especially enjoying books on
constitutional Americanism.
He was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Cleveland to the late Clarence W. and Frances
Leona Miller Reinhardt and was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Aingworth, and
an infant grandson.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Mildred Carrie Cole
Reinhardt whom he married Jan. 2, 1950, at the Marlborough Primitive
Baptist Church in Delaware County; two sons, John Reinhardt of College
Park, Md., and Charles (Rita) Reinhardt of Powell; two daughters, Martha
Priest of Caulfield, Mo., and Nancy (Cory) Aingworth of St. Joseph, Mo.; 11
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, John W. (Eve)
Reinhardt of Willoughby and Robert M. (Fran) Reinhardt of Branson, Mo.; and
several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Grace
Bible Church, 13680 Hinton Mill Road. The Rev. Dennis Fox will officiate
and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Cemetery
in Galloway. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Advancing the
Ministries of the Gospel, P.O. Box 18220, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37422; the
Wycliff Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, Fla., 32862-8200; or
the John Birch Society, P.O. Box 8040, Appleton, Wis., 54912.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY MARIE STENGEL MYERS
Dorothy Marie Stengel Myers, 75, a longtime Marysville resident, died
Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at her home.
After 28 years in education, she retired in 1983 as an elementary teacher
and junior high English teacher for the Marysville schools. She was a
highly involved community volunteer and a dedicated advocate for education,
literacy, the visual, musical and performing arts and her church.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she once served
as choir director for 20 years. She was instrumental in developing and
directing the handbell choir and most recently served as ensemble director.
She taught adult Sunday school for 50 years and was a former member of the
church council. She was a Stephen Minister, Christ Care Leader and member
of Hannah Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church Women and served in many other
functions in the church throughout the years.
An accomplished musician and vocalist, she played the piano and organ and
directed numerous musicals and cantatas throughout her teaching and choir
directing careers. She was a substitute school teacher at Trinity Lutheran
School and for the local public schools.
She was a member of the International Family Center where she taught
English conversation for almost 10 years. She was a member and past
president of the Woman's Parliament and served on the Civil Service
Commission for the City of Marysville.
Since 1993 and until the rededication last month, she helped spearhead the
recent refurbishing of the Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium by
serving on the auditorium renovation committee. She was a charter member of
the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and supported the
Ohio Theatre renovation and summer movie series in Columbus.
She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma education honorary and was a
member and former vice president of the Union County Retired Teachers
Association where she served as co-chairman of the scholarship committee.
She was a past president of the Marysville Education Association.
She earned a bachelor of science in education degree from Capital
University in 1946 and was the editor of the school's newspaper, "Chimes."
She was an active member of the university's alumni association and was a
member of the Capital University Heritage Club.
She was born July 8, 1925, in Bellevue to the late Rev. George F. and
Marie Domrose Stengel. She grew up in Bellevue and Glenford and upon
college graduation, began her teaching career at Pike Elementary in
Bellevue. Following the birth of her children, she began teaching in
Marysville Sept. 1, 1960. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth
Lundberg in 1966.
She is survived by her husband, J. Kennedy Myers to whom she was married by
her father Oct. 16, 1949, in Gibsonburg; a son, Hugh Myers of Fort Myers,
Fla.; a daughter, Julie (Tom) Kirgis of Dublin; two grandchildren, Adam and
Caitlin Kirgis; a brother, the Rev. Paul (Phyllis) Stengel of Sandusky; two
sisters, Lois (Gerald) Acord of Mebane, N.C., and Eunice (Fred) Ahle of
Longview, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate at a Celebration of Life and
Resurrection service to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the
Underwood Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity
Lutheran Church Cemetery on Route 736.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sow The Word Together building
fund of Trinity Lutheran Church.


G. DOUGLAS "DOUG" BEASECKER
G. Douglas "Doug" Beasecker, 70, of Hemet, Calif., died Wednesday, Aug. 23,
2000, at Hemet Valley Medical Center.
He was a loan officer at Citizen's Federal Savings and Loan in Marysville
for more than 10 years and was a district manager for the Scott Company for
15 years. He was a 1950 graduate of Bowling Green State University and was
a chef at a large hotel in Columbus while attending college. He was an
inspector with Fireman's Fund Insurance and worked for Tom Nuckles
Insurance before joining the Scott Company. He was a city councilman in
Marysville and was president of the building commission in Marysville. He
was a past president of the Marysville Jaycees and was designated a Jaycee
Senator.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a corporal when he
was released from active duty. He was a member and past commander of
American Legion Post 53 in Hemet, for which he was bingo chairman and had
been an alternate caller of the numbers for nine years. He was a member of
the board of directors of the Memorial Honor detail based at Riverside
National Cemetery and of the Memorial Honor Detail of Post 53. He was also
a service officer for the 21st District of the American Legion.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan Beasecker of Richmond, Va.; a son,
Scott Beasecker of Puerto Rico; a grandchild; and two sisters, Katheryn
Jaffke of Hemet and Jane Worner of Dayton.
A memorial service with full military honors conducted by the American
Legion Post 53 Honor Detail was held today in the amphitheater at Riverside
National Cemetery. After cremation, a private inurnment will be at the
cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 53, P.O. Box 6,
Hemet, Calif. 92546.
The Hemet Valley Mortuary was in charge of arrangements

RUSSELL L. ROBERTS
Russell L. Roberts, 82, of Richwood died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at his home.
He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Union County. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 79th Infantry Division
where he rose to the rank of staff sergeant and was awarded two Purple
Hearts with Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a 1936 graduate of Richwood High
School and a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Union
County Farm Bureau, VFW Post 870 and American legion Baccarat Post 40. He
was also a member of Elks Lodge 1130 in Marysville and the former Richwood
Lions Club and had served on the Richwood School Board and as a Claibourne
Township Trustee. He was an original member of the Richwood Gold League and
the Sweet Sixteen golf group.
He was born Aug. 10, 1918, in Radnor to the late Jesse L. and Maude Kyle
Roberts and was predeceased by a son, Michael J. Roberts and a sister, Ruth
Sprague.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Detwiler Roberts whom he married May 2,
1942, in Hillsboro; children, Connie (William) Cowgill of North Baltimore,
Dennis (Judi) Roberts of Plain City and Jody (Nick) Wall of Marion; 11
grandchildren, Tiffany Wood, Tracy Stover, Robyn Overly, Brynne Dieterle,
Jason Cowgill, Cassandra VanHorn, Dan Campbell, Jesse Wall, Bart Wall and
Kacy Kirby; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held Wednesday at the Claibourne
Cemetery, with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating. The Richwood VFW and
American Legion Post will conduct veterans services. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, Ohio 43344


CARL R. "BUD" YOAKUM
Carl "Bud" R. Yoakum, 80, of Marysville, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at
Union Manor Nursing Center.
He was retired after 40 years as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic at
Shawnee Lime and Stone Company in Delaware County. He was a veteran of the
U. S. Marine Corps and served during World War II in the South Pacific.
Prior to his military duty, he farmed in Delaware. He was a life member of
VFW Post 3320 in Marysville and a member of the International Union of
Operating Engineers.
He was born May 27, 1920, in Shadesville to the late George Washington and
Ethel Acker Yoakum and was preceded in death by five sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Barbara Crist Yoakum whom he married
July 25, 1938, in Delaware; two sons, Charles (Becky) Yoakum of Marysville
and Jerry Yoakum of New Milford, Conn.; a daughter, Barbara Badertscher of
San Angelo, Texas; and six grandchildren, Joani, Jeff, Josh, Shawn, Jason
and Riann.
Following cremation, graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township, at the corner of Whitestone and
County Home roads. The Rev. Richard R. Genzman will officiate and military
honors will be conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National World War II Memorial in
care of the funeral home.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY M. STENGEL MYERS
Dorothy M. Stengel Myers, 75, a retired Marysville schools English  teacher
and longtime resident, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at her home.
 The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NORMA E. BOWEN
Norma E. Bowen, 88, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at
Wyandot Manor Nursing Home in Upper Sandusky.
She was a homemaker, was of the Methodist Faith and was a member of Mount
Carmel Chapter 42 O.E.S.
She was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Urbana to the late Jack and Stella Cobus
Salsbury and was predeceased by two sisters. She married Dr. William Bowen
Jan. 8, 1932, and he died Feb. 22, 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Mark (Pam) Bowen of Upper Sandusky and Alan
(Hilda) Bowen of Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or a
charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home

NEAL D. "DOC" ELLIOTT
Neal D. "Doc" Elliott, 78, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield died
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville after a serious
illness of 4 1/2 months.
He was retired after 39 years as a buffer with the former Eljer
Manufacturing of Marysville and was a lifetimne member of the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church and a member of Marysville Moose Lodge
1651, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2163 in Kenton and the Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks 157 in Kenton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army,
serving in the 93rd Armored Division during World War II, and was a member
of AmVets 20 in Kenton. He attended Bokes Creek High School and was an avid
fisherman and hunter and a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State
Buckeyes.
He was born July 1, 1922, in West Mansfield to the late Dean B. and Ruth
Atha Elliott.
He is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Lucille Carpenter Elliott
whom he married Feb. 2, 1944, at the West Mansfield United Methodist Church
parsonage; a daughter, Shonia (Bob) Stevenson of West Mansfield; Jim
(Twyla) Elliott, Bartt (Carol) Elliott and Brett (Sherri Stone) Elliott of
West Mansfield; 12 grandchildren, Natalie, Sean and Scott (Trisha)
Stevenson, Justin and Logan Elliott, Cole Stone, Levi, Tyler and Codi
Elliott and Jason (Sarah Fisher) Orahood, Joshua (Cori) Orahood and Jessie
Orahood; five great-grandchildren, Brenden, Ashlyn, MacKenzie and Jessica
Stevenson and Jada Orahood; two brothers, Robert D. (Charlene) Elliott of
West Mansfield and Lawrence Elliott of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; several
nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Messick will officiate and burial with full military honors conducted by
the Logan County Veterans Association will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church remodeling fund, the Logan County Heart Association or the
Bokescreek EMS in care of the funeral home.


ROBERT THOMAS RATLIFF
Robert Thomas Ratliff, 37, of Lakeview died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in a
drowning accident at Indian Lake.
He had worked at the Whirlpool Corporation in Marion for 15 years. He
enjoyed fishing, playing softball in the Marion area and the Indians,
Browns and Buckeyes. Most of all, his loved his family and friends.
He was born Nov. 8, 1962, and is survived by his father, Ronald E. Ratliff
of Marysville; his mother, Shirley F. Dowell Retterer of Lakeview; six
brothers, Ron (Jennifer) Ratliff, Dennis (Linda) Ratliff, Rick (Molly)
Ratliff and Brent (Brenda) Retterer of Prospect, George Ratliff of Lakeview
and Brian (Kim) Retterer of Richwood; a sister, Beth Ann (John) Boehm of
Radnor; a grandmother, Clara Dowell of Magnetic Springs; 14 nephews; seven
nieces; and a special friend and her children, Cindy, Jon, Justin and
Elliot Price.
He was predeceased by his other father, Phil Retterer, earlier this year.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Harry Meade will officiate and burial will be at
the Shoup (Thompson Twp.) Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions to the Ratliff family may be made in care of the
funeral home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344

DOUGLAS BEASECKER
Douglas Beasecker, 70, formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday, Aug. 23,
2000, in Hemet, Calif.
No funeral arrangements are available have been made at this time



NEAL D. ELLIOTT
Neal E. Elliott, 78, of West Mansfield died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville after a 4 1/2 month serious illness.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Elliott.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

MATTHEW DAVID LUSK
Matthew David Lusk, 22, of Byhalia died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Illini
Hospital in Moline, Ill., due to injuries suffered in an automobile
accident near the Illinois and Iowa border.
He was a diesel mechanic for Bowen Implement in Upper Sandusky. He was a
graduate of North Union High School and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School
and a member of the Tri-Rivers FFA and the American Haflinger Registry.
He was born June 1, 1978, in Kenton to Harold and Mary Milner Lusk and was
predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Mildred Milner Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Brandi Hutchins Lusk whom he married June 7,
1997, in Marysville; his parents of Byhalia; two brothers, Alan (Melinda)
Lusk of Richwood and Mark Lusk of Byhalia; a sister, Lynn (Rod) French of
Marion; two nephews, Beau Lusk of Richwood and Chris French of Marion; a
niece, Emma Lusk of Richwood; paternal grandparents, Jack and Stella Lusk
of Heath; a brother-in-law, Buddy Hutchins of Cincinnati; grandparents by
marriage, Jeff and Nancy Meister of Byhalia; and a great-grandfather by
marriage, Carl Ballinger of Byhalia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Tom Moceri will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home


WILLARD F. "SLIV" WILLSON
Willard F. "Sliv" Willson, 95, of Broadway died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at
Union Manor Nursing Center after an extended illness.
He was retired as the owner of Willson Gas and Appliance in Broadway for
more than 25 years and had been employed formerly with the Shell Oil
Company in Fairborn. He drove school bus for Taylor Township for seven
years and was a Taylor Township Trustee for two years.
He was of the Methodist faith, was a 1934 graduate of Broadway High School
and attended The Ohio State University. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and
member of Newton Lodge 249 F&AM and the Chapter and Council of Scottish
Rite Valley of Columbus. He was a Past Worthy Patron of Mary Chapter 9
Order of the Eastern Star.
He was considered a local and family historian and will be remembered as a
talented handy man. He traveled extensively throughout the continental
United States and the Carribean. He enjoyed gardening and had a special
love for the railroad.
He was born June 13, 1905, in Pottersburg to the late Justin and Bell
Fischer Willson and was predeceased by three sisters, Marvel Hamilton,
Justine Bruerd and Dorothy Cashell; a brother, Robert Willson; and niece,
Marguerite Bruerd.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Brelsford Willson whom he
married Aug. 21, 1939, in Wapakoneta; five nieces, Charlene Segner of
Raymond, Eleanor (Lyle) Cross of Marysville, Maxine Cashell of Springfield,
Pam (Dick) Axline of Waldo, Linda (Phil) Thomas of Marion; four nephews,
Wilson (Opal) Cashell of Springfield, Robert Willson, Dave (Jane) Winkle of
Granville and Bill (Beth) Brelsford of Middletown; a special great-niece
who considered Willard as a grandfather, Kerrie Winkle of Newark, and
several other great-nieces and -nephews; and many neighbors and close
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home where Masonic and Order of the Eastern Star memorial services
will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union Manor Nursing Center, 18000
Route 4, Marysville.

JAMES W. SMALLWOOD
James W. Smallwood, 82, of Saraland, Ala., formerly of Marysville, died
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Saraland, Ala.
He was a retired machinist for Ingalls Shipbuilding. He was a 1936 graduate
of Marysville High School and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He especially enjoyed traveling.
He was born in November of 1917 to the late John G. and Ines I. Sanderson
Smallwood Sr. and was predeceased by an infant child; an infant sister; and
two brothers, John G. Smallwood Jr. and Eugene W. Smallwood.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Collier Smallwood; a son, John (Mary)
Smallwood of Saraland; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a
sister-in-law, Catherine Smallwood of Marysville; two nieces, Jean Ann
(Ronald) Henry of Alaska and Janet (Donald) Pyers of Marysville; and two
nephews, Gary (Carlene) Smallwood of Marysville and Jerry (Denise)
Smallwood of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at the Serenity funeral Home in Theodora,
Ala., and burial was at Serenity Memorial Gardens.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home may be contacted for further information.


WILLARD F. WILLSON
Willard F. Willson, 95, of Broadway died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Union
Manor Nursing Center.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.


MICHAEL G. TOSCO
Michael G. Tosco, 85, formerly of Richwood died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at
the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. He had lived at Union Manor
for several years.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a lifetime member of the American
Legion. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and enjoyed farming.
He was born Feb. 21, 1915, in New York City, one of 12 children of the late
Michael and Rosa Vizola Tosco and was predeceased by his wife, Alice
Kathryn Bell Tosco.
He is survived by two sons, Michael G. (JoAnn) Tosco III and Robert T.
(Tracey) Tosco of Richwood; two daughters, Sherry Hitt and her fiance, Fred
Neiberger of Marysville and Lori (Tony) Sigrist of Richwood; 11
grandchildren, Michael Tosco IV, Kimberly Sue Tosco, Bobby Tosco, Brandy
Beecham, Blake Tosco, Tammy Hitt, Susan Sigrist, David Sigrist, Stacy
Sigrist, Stephanie Sigrist and Shannon Sigrist; three step-grandchildren,
Adam, Shawn and Courtney Davis; four great-grandchildren, Taylor McKenzie,
Brittany, Devin and Michael.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, where graveside services
will be held. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Manor activity fund in care
of the funeral home

Martin D. Floyd
Martin D. Floyd, age 18, of Broadway, died unexpectedly Friday, August 18,
2000 in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a student, having attended Marysville High School, and an avid Ohio
State Buckeyes fan. He was a regular camper at Recreation Unlimited and
enjoyed fishing, big time wrestling, country music and the Dallas Cowboys.
He was born May 13, 1982, in Marysville. He is survived by his father,
Darryl M. Floyd of Broadway and his mother, Beverly Ann Louck Floyd of
Marysville. He is also survived by a stepmother, Carleen Mackey of
Broadway; a sister, Angela D. (Morgan) Brey of Marysville; paternal
grandmother, Faye (Frank) Hall of Marysville; maternal grandmother Jane
Louck of Raymond; step-grandparents, Pick and Amy Simpson of Marysville; a
step sister Bobbi Brey; stepbrothers, Shane (Heather) Brey, Jeramie (Jill)
Brey and Jamie (Krista) Brey; uncles, Rocky (Sue) Floyd, Richard (Nancie)
Floyd and Oscar (Valory) Floyd, all of Marysville; aunts, Carol (Tom)
Hamilton of Marysville, Molly (Bill) Hamilton of Raymond, Eva (Ron)
Hildreth of Dunkirk, Jennie (Terry) Hamilton of Fremont, Diana Imes of
Raymond and Melissa Andrews of Delaware; nephews, Logan, Phoenix, Tyler and
Avery; nieces, Kyleah, Trinity and Alexis; special friend Bob Mackey of
Broadway; and numerous cousins and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Rev. Thomas A. Lamb will officiate and burial will be at the Broadway
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Recreation Unlimited.


CLYDE E. MOODY
Clyde E. Moody, 87, of Circleville died Aug. 18, 2000, at Pickaway Manor.
He was a retired farmer.
He was born Sept. 30, 1912, in Chillicothe to the late Charles and Hazel
Holdren Moody and was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Belle; two brothers,
Dwight and Kenneth Moody; and a sister, Geneva Carroll; and on Sept. 25,
1994, by his wife, Edith Rinehart Moody whom he married Aug. 1, 1934.
He is survived by his loving children, Maynard (Connie) Moody of Milford
Center, Joseph (Irma) Moody of Laurelville, Rick (Brenda) Moody of Florida,
Sondra (Gilbert) Hurwood of Columbus and Bonnie (Tim) Summers; two
brothers, William (Jan) Moody of Adelphi and Charles (Letty) Moody of
Circleville; three sisters, Bernice (Richard) Hicks, Dorothy (Larry) Mick
and Mary Miller of Circleville; 11 grandchildren; and 16
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hill Funeral Home
in Kingston. The Rev. Coyt Carroll Jr., a nephew of the deceased, will
officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. today

MATTHEW DAVID LUSK
Matthew David Lusk, 22, of Byhalia died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Silvis,
Ill., from injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Arrangements are pending with the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood


RUTH ELLEN PHILLIPS
Ruth Ellen Phillips, 77, of North Lewisburg died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at
Union Manor.
She was born March 15, 1923, in Madison County to the late Harold and Lola
Tanner Bradley and was predeceased by a grandson, Justin Wagner; an infant
sister; and her husband, Marshall Phillips.
She is survived by five sons, Gary (Pat) Phillips, Kenny (Diana) Phillips,
Ed (Kim) Phillips, David Phillips and Steve Phillips of North Lewisburg; a
daughter, Marsha "Susie" Davidson of North Lewisburg; 18 grandchildren;
several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond (Phyllis Jean) Bradley
of Xenia, Carl (Virginia) Bradley of Jamestown and Elwood (Shirley) Bradley
of Forth Worth, Texas; and two sisters, Mary Eavers of Jamestown and Eileen
Turner of Xenia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Kurtis King
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County Fire
District E.M.S

JOE W. SPAIN
Joe W. Spain, 72, of Delaware died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at his residence.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and moved to Delaware in 1958 from Columbus. He
was the owner and operator of Bonar-Spain Heating and Air Conditioning in
Delaware where he worked for 41 years before retiring. He was a member of
the Delaware Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge, Amvet post 104 and the Army/Navy
Club. He enjoyed his grandchildren, wood working and tending his garden,
especially his tomatoes.
He was born Jan. 5, 1928, in North Lewisburg to the late Robert and Myrtle
Pease Spain and was predeceased by a brother, Richard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Judith Hoffman Spain; five
sons, Jerry (Diana) Spain of Palm Bay, Fla., Jim Spain of Columbus, Ed
(Ida) Spain of Galion and Stephen (Dorothy) Spain and Bill Spain and his
special friend Debie Gore of Delaware; seven grandchildren, Zackary and
Matthew of Delaware, Jessica, Stacy, Sarah and Rachel of Delaware and
Morgan Rose Todd of Crestline; a brother, Malcom Spain of Columbus; and two
sisters, Joanne Bogan of Columbus and Judy Little of Marion.
Memorial services were held Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in
Delaware and private family burial services were held today at St. Mary
Cemetery in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015

CURT EUGENE FERRYMAN
Curt Eugene Ferryman, 24, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 14,
2000, in Jacksonville.
He was a truck driver. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, canoeing,
motorcycles, NASCAR Winston Cup racing and #24 Jeff Gordon.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Louise White and paternal
grandparents, Robert and Rita Ferryman.
He was born Sept. 10, 1975, in London and is survived by his mother, Linda
Y. Ferryman of Marysville; his father, Robert "Mike" (Tammy Lynn) Ferryman
of Jacksonville; a girlfriend, Brandy Wilson of Jacksonville; four
brothers, Everett M. Ferryman of Marysville, Charlie and James Ferryman of
Daytona Beach, Fla., and Levi Ferryman of Bellefontaine; a stepbrother,
Tyler Williamson of Jacksonville; a nephew, Logan; several other nieces and
nephews; and aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and
burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friend may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

RUTH I. LOWE
Ruth I. Lowe, 65, of Marysville died at Heartland of Marysville Wednesday,
Aug. 16, 2000, after a three-year battle with cancer, with her husband and
longtime friends, Charles and Louise Bliss by her side.
She was a school teacher for 32 years. She taught first grade at Raymond
Elementary School and served as principal and fifth grade teacher at
Leesburg-Magnetic Elementary School. After her retirement she worked with
the Union County Auditor's Office and was a Mary Kay representative. She
was a 1953 graduate of Northwestern High School and was a graduate of Ohio
Northern University.
A lifetime member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, she
volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and formerly served as Youth
Fellowship director. She served as president of the Union County Retired
Teachers Association in 1992 and 1993 and was a former member of the Union
County Board of Mental Health.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing and needlework and was a talented cake
decorator. She loved all animals and adopted many stray cats and dogs. She
and her family enjoyed camping at Occoneechee Park on Bug's Island in
Clarksville, W.Va., for more than 35 years and she especially liked
attending all of her grandsons' sporting events.
She was born May 17, 1935, on the family farm outside Marysville to Jay and
Mildred Teets Greer and was predeceased by her mother; a brother, Jay Greer
Jr.; and two brothers-in-law, Russell Lowe and Don Hagar.
She is survived by her father who remains on the family farm; her husband
of more than 37 years, Don Lowe to whom she was married March 6, 1963, at
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church by the Rev. Don Webb; a son, Rocky
(Shelli) Lowe of Marysville; two grandsons, Brandon and Logan Lowe; two
sisters, Hazel (Willis) Wyeth of Marysville and Rita (Darrell) Krasny of
Delaware; a brother, Keith (Sherry) Greer of Marysville; four
sisters-in-law, Margaret Greer of Baytown, Texas, Juanita (Burton) Hecker
of Westerville, Virginia Hagar of New Port Richey, Fla., and Tomia Lowe of
Marysville; 3 aunts, Rachel Teets of Magnetic Springs, Doris Perkins of
Marysville and Goldie Perkins of Richwood; 13 nieces and nephews; and
countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pharisburg United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Debbie Machusak will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the church
building fund or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home

CHRISTINE ANNA SCHWARTZKOPF
Christine Anne Schwartzkopf, 79, of Marysville died suddenly Thursday, Aug.
17, 2000, at her residence.
She was a linotype operator with the Marysville Tribune and retired from
the Marysville Journal-Tribune. She was a lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church and was active with the Union County Senior Citizens.
She was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Marysville to the late August and Alma Weber
Schwartzkopf and was predeceased by a sister, Frances Schwartzkopf and a
brother, Carl Schwartzkopf.
She is survived by a sister, Gertrude (Floyd) Belt of Hilliard; a brother,
John Henry (Christa) Schwartzkopf of California; a sister-in-law, Grayce
Schwartzkopf; a great-aunt, Tillie Schwartzkopf of Marysville; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or to a
charity of the donor's choice.

VIOLET MAE JOHNSTON SHOEMAKER
Violet Mae Johnston Shoemaker, 89, of West Mansfield, formerly of East
Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at her home following a brief illness.
A homemaker, she was employed with the Harding Machine Company for six
years and Bulldog Electric for five years. She graduated from Ridgeway High
School in 1929 and joined the East Liberty Chapter of the Order of the
Eastern Star in 1940. She was a former member of the Big Springs United
Methodist Church and a longtime member of the East Liberty United Methodist
Church. She enjoyed cooking and canning and especially enjoyed spending
time with her grandchildren.
She was born March 3, 1911, in Big Springs to the late Lance Hicks and Ida
Mae Stephens Titus and was predeceased by a son, Robert Eugene Shoemaker; a
daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Mae and George Zedeker; a grandson, George
Douglas Zedeker; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Freda Musselman
and Vivian Stokes.
She married Lester Moore Johnston in 1933 and he died Nov. 11, 1942. She
was predeceased on May 11, 1987, by her second husband, Robert William
Shoemaker whom she married in 1945.
Affectionately known as Granny, she is survived by a son, William Roger
(Pauline) Shoemaker of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Nancy
Shoemaker of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Albertas "Bert" (Kenny) Berry of
Bellefontaine; and Altha Thomas of Traverse City, Mich., and a host of
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Tedd
Wittenbrink will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1129
Park Road, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

JAMES B. GRIFFITH
James B. Griffith, 59, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 22, 1940, in Hannah, Ky., to the late Millard Griffith
and Becky Edwards Griffith who survives in Ashland, Ky.
He was an equipment operator for the Olen Corporation in Hilliard.
He is survived by his wife, Connie L. Hicks Griffith; stepsons, Tom
(Tracie) Lansing and Terry Lansing; stepdaughters, Trish Minor and Penny
Wright; and two sisters and a brother of Ashland.
There will be no funeral services or calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home.


JANET MARIE MORRIS
Janet Marie Morris, 77, of Westerville died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former teller at First Investment Mortgage Company and a sales
clerk for Woolco. After retirement, she enjoyed spending her time
babysitting.
She was predeceased by her parents, Irvin L. and Helen B. Myers and a
sister, JoAnn Deckard.
She is survived by her children, William (Judy) Morris of Marysville; James
(Lida) Morris of Pickerington and Marianne (Mark) Fallert of Gahanna;
grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Smith of Gahanna, Julie (Paul) Schleuter of
Seymour, Ind., Loren and Taylor Fallert of Gahanna and Michael Morris of
Pickerington; a brother, Robert (Cora) Myers of Columbus; and sisters,
Helen Burger of Northville, Mich., and Donna Fogg of Gahanna.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger Northeast
Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. The Rev. Paul Schleuter will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may
call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 900
Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio



FREDA MARIE KEMPTON
Freda Marie Kempton, 87, of Prospect died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Marion.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Prospect Baptist Church and the
church Ladies Circle, American Baptist Women's Ministries of the Prospect
Baptist Church and Prospect Senior Citizens. She was also a 68-year member
and Past Worthy Matron of Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern
Star, White Shrine.
She was born Aug. 10, 1913, in Prospect to the late William and Hannah
Downs Hull and was predeceased by a sister, Esther Hull LeMasters. She
married Orvel A. Kempton Jan. 13, 1943, in Prospect and he died Dec. 16,
1991.
She is survived by a son, William (Janet) Kempton of Marion and three
grandsons, Michael Kempton and Todd Kempton of Hilliard and Mark Kempton of
Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Revs. Steven Boothe and Steven Roper will
officiate and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call
from 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Eastern
Star services will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association
or Gideons International in care of the funeral home


VIOLET MAE SHOEMAKER
Violet Mae Shoemaker, 89, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at
her home.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield


WILLELLA MAY SAYGROVER
Willella May Saygrover, 72, of Prospect died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Prospect Senior Citizens, Bits and
Pieces Quilting Guild and the Olde Thyme Herbalist Club.
She was born March 18, 1928, in Unionville Center to the late Clayton and
Rose Brown Donohoe.
She is survived by her husband, William L. Saygrover whom she married Nov.
4, 1944, in Prospect; a daughter, Sharon (Stanley) Ulrich of Marion; a son,
Thomas (Peggy) Saygrover of Delaware; and three sisters, Marjorie Drumm of
Marysville, Joyce (Thomas) Thayer of North Canton and Marva (Larry) Bailey
of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David Lippert will officiate and burial
will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Senior Citizens in care
of the funeral home


LEE PARKER
Lee Parker, 62, of Richwood died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Ohio State
University Medical Center in Columbus due to complications in an attempted
heart transplant.
She was a custodian at North Union High School for the past 17 years and
was a member of the Richwood Community United Calvary Church, the Richwood
Civic Center and the Kitchen Band. She cherished all the children she came
in contact with at the high school, enjoyed watching sporting events and
especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She was born July 9, 1938, in Marion to the late Alva and Mildred Porter Orr.
She is survived by her husband, Lovell R. Parker whom she married Aug. 11,
1956, at the Richwood Church of Christ; three sons, Jimmy, Fred and Doug
Parker of Richwood; four grandchildren, Ashley, Katie, Evan and Nick; two
brothers, Alva "Jr." (Viola) Orr and Marty (Joan) Orr of Marion; and a
sister, Janie Orr of Westerville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center at 235
Grove St., Richwood

JAMES R. "JIM" BAHAN
James R. "Jim" Bahan, 71, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at
his home.
He worked for the Siemens Company in Bellefontaine and Marysville for more
than 36 years, retiring as a supervisor. He was a farmer all his life and a
member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Lewisburg.
He was born June 13, 1929, in North Lewisburg to the late James M. and
Goldie Wilkins Bahan and was predeceased by a son, Vance R. Bahan in 1994
and a brother, Bob Bahan.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley Weikel Bahan whom he married Sept. 15,
1951, in Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Chris (Dennis) Phelps of North
Lewisburg and Lisa (Gary) Haulman of Urbana; a grandson, Michael L. Phelps
of Urbana; five sisters, Mary (Raymond) Hayslip, Peggy (Albert) Trout, Kate
(Boyd) Fout and Jayne (Gene) Leiter of North Lewisburg and Carolyn
(Kenneth) Stanley of Marysville; a special nephew, Kevin Leiter of North
Lewisburg; and several other nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. Clarence Heis will officiate and
burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home where a prayer service
will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Northeast Champaign
County Fire District or the Cancer Association of Champaign County



ALBERT GEORGE ZACHARIAS
Albert George Zacharias, 80, formerly of London, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000,
in Wheeling, W.Va.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in London and was a farmer
most of his life.
He was born April 8, 1920, in Marysville to the late Albert John and
Elizabeth Daum Zacharias and was predeceased by a son, Larry Zacharias; and
on Dec. 16, 1999, by his wife, Evelyn May Augenstein Zacharias.
He is survived by three daughters, Pat Miller of Riverview, Fla., Linda
(John) Brown of Bethesda, Ohio, and Karen Branch of Slidell, La.; a son,
Robin L. (Vicky) Zacharias of London; grandchildren, Christine (Mark)
Savage of Tallahassee, Eric (Shanna) Zacharias of Woodville, Fla., Scott
(Kenda) Miller of Riverview, Fla., Todd (Katie) Zacharias of London, John
and David Brown of Bethesda, Ohio, Mark Branch of Slidell and Jason
(Lesleigh) Branch of Atlanta; three great-grandchildren, Connor Zacharias
of Woodville, Tyler Branch of Atlanta and Hannah Zacharias of London; a
sister, Erma Eirich of Marysville; a brother, Edwin Zacharias of
Brooksville, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Zacharias of Tallahassee; and
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran
Church in London. The Rev. G. Karl Gaston will officiate and burial will be
in Deercreek Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Eberle Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St., London.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour

LINDA LOU ISAACS
Linda Lou Isaacs, 54, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at her
residence.
She was co-owner of the Country Skillet Restaurant and loved her family and
her dogs.
She was born July 25, 1946, in Urbana to Harold and Mary Goff Hoffman and
was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her husband, John S. Isaacs Jr. whom she married April
1, 1971, at the Middleburg United Methodist Church; her mother of
Marysville; a son, Russell G. (Belinda) Bright of Mechanicsburg; three
daughters, Jill Ann Bowersmith, Tracy Lynn Marvin and Julie Ann Isaacs of
Marysville; a stepdaughter, Bobi Jo Wibley of Marysville; grandchildren,
Tiffany Nicole Bowersmith, Matthew Ryan Bowersmith, Earl Wayne Corbin III,
Russell Gene Bright III, Jessica Nicole Erichson and Cody William Wibley;
step-grandchildren, Crystal, Aleisha, Brandie, Jordan and LeeAnn; four
sisters, Barbara Delaney of California, Carolyn Wissinger and Debra
Stiltner of Milford Center and Ruth Hoffman of Marysville; a brother,
Harold Hoffman of Marysville; and special friends, Beverly Bright and a
brother-in-law, Lester Isaacs.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Huff will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home

JENNA L. SHAW
Jenna L. Shaw, 66, of Marysville died Aug. 1, 2000, at her home.
She was a person who helped other people any way she could.
She was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Delaware County to the late James C. and Ada
Mills Graham and was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Graham and two
brothers, Johnny and Clifford Graham.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Jerry) Deahl of Marysville; a son,
David "Butch" Brown of Marysville; two grandchildren, Jerod Deahl and Jodi
Taylor; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Katheryn "Kathy" Dunivant of
Delaware; two brothers, Charles Graham of Delaware and James "Junior"
Graham of Oregon; a very close friend, Bobby Tucker of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenmound Cemetery in
Kilbourne. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
the cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in
Delaware.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in care of
Katheryn Dunivant, 165 Kensington Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015

DOUG DOUGLAS
Doug Douglas, 75, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at Union
Manor Nursing Center after an illness of 1 1/2 years.
He was retired as an auditor for the state of Ohio, serving from 1977-1988.
He was employed with the Shell Oil Company from 1965 to 1977 and traveled
extensively throughout the United States with the company's personnel
department. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years from 1942 to 1964,
retiring as a chief petty officer, and was a member of the Marysville
Amvets and a lifetime member of the VFW. He attended high school and
business college in Canton.
He was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Canton to the late William J. and Hazel R.
Jones Douglas and was predeceased by a sister, Betty Steen.
A loving family man, he is survived by his wife of almost 33 years, Dorothy
Weldon Douglas, a resident of Union Manor, whom he married Oct. 27, 1967,
in Columbus; a son, John (Ruth) Douglas of Richwood; a daughter, Kimberly
(Shawn) Wright of Marysville; five grandchildren, Bethany Douglas, Tabitha
and Elijah Wright and Josh Michael and Wade Allen Vermillion; and a
brother-in-law, Don (Tammy) Weldon of Marion.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Eric Allen will officiate. Friends may call one hour
prior to the service.
At Mr. Douglas' request, his body has been donated to the OSU Medical College.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II National Memorial
Fund in care of the funeral home.


EMMA ELLIS
Emma Ellis, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000.
She was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur; a son, Don; sisters, Bertha
Miller and Maria Copley; and brothers, Jack Hinkle and Vee Hinkle.
She is survived by children, Brenda Evans, Columbus Ellis, Mary (Richard)
Fellure, Margaret (Mike) White, Bobby (Margie) Ellis, Mike (Cathy) Ellis,
Joe Ellis, Ray (Pat) Ellis, Gary (Ruth) Ellis, Allie (Bobby) Clark, Jackie
Ellis and Todd (Maryanne) Ellis; grandchildren, Dawn, David, Marsha, Tammy,
Scotty, Preston, Steven, Candice, Leean, Todd Allen, Christina, Niki, Said,
Wilbur, Crystal, Heather, Mikalea, Emma Lou and Elvis and April Ellis whom
she raised; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Allie Fair Evans; brothers,
Alex (Opal) Hinkle, Robert Hinkle, Curtis (Myrtle) Hinkle and Frank
(Margie) Hinkel; and nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Baptist
Church, 5040 Groveport Road. The Rev. Bernard Ferrell will officiate and
burial will be at Kingswood Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the O.R. Woodyard Co. Chapel, 1346 S. High St.,
Columbus, and at the church from 2 p.m. Friday until the time of the
service Saturday.

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CARL VERNON CALASKI JR.
Carl Vernon Calsaki Jr., 69, a New Dover resident for the past 22 years,
died at his home Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, after having been ill with cancer
for the past year.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service. He was
highly decorated, having received many Honorable Mention Certificates and
the Bronze Star for his dedication and outstanding service in Vietnam. He
had traveled extensively, both in the U.S. and abroad, serving in Thailand,
Okinawa, the Azores and many of the states.
He was a member of the New Dover United Methodist Church, VFW Post 3320 and
the Fraternal Order of Eagles and had become a Mason while serving in
Okinawa. After retiring from the military, he served 15 years with the
Marysville Police Department and then in the security field.
He was the recipient of a heart transplant five years ago. He was devoted
to his family, friends and the community and will be greatly missed.
He was born June 5, 1931, in LaPorte, Ind., to the late Carl V. and
Lorraine Parthun Calaski Sr. and was predeceased by a daughter, JoAnn, and
a sister, Lois. He married Glenda M. Combs Aug. 15, 1978, in North Carolina
and she died Jan. 7, 1999.
He is survived by children, Anita K. (Charles L. Fenter) Calaski of
Richards, Texas, Liz (Andy) Gleissner of Lancaster, Carl V. (Marie) Calaski
III of Indianapolis and George (Gisela) Hall of Suffolk, Va.; 12
grandchildren, Jimmy, Katie, Crystal, Rebecca, Danny, Brian, Christopher,
Chelsea, Devin, Austin, Jesse and Seth; eight great-grandchildren; a
sister, Jo (Bob) Purcell of Waldorf, Md.; and a brother, Sonny Schlicht of
Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the New Dover United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at
Mount Herman Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the
Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Marysville Police Department officers will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home


LEON T. NICOL
Leon T. Nicol, 59, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center.
He had retired in February 2000 from Honda of America Manufacturing as
manager of supplier support. The eighth hired associate at Honda, he began
his employment in February 1979 as personnel manager for the motorcycle and
automobile plants. Throughout his 21 years at Honda, he was instrumental in
establishing support vendor and supply companies and worked closely with
administration in evaluation and assessment of manufacturing operations.
In 1996 he was honored for his commitment and dedication to Honda by being
chosen to ride the one millionth Gold Wing motorcycle off the assembly
line. He was one of the developers of Honda Homecoming and was a major
supporter of Ride for Kids, a motorcycle charity fund raiser for pediatric
brain tumor research. He was one of the initial organizers of Honda family
day festivals.
Prior to his work at Honda, he was an associate at Ranco in Plain City for
20 years. He began there as an assembler and received promotions until he
was named personnel manager.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville, where he was
baptized and confirmed. He was president of the Marysville Chamber of
Commerce in 1985 and 1986, a former Little League coach, a member of the
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1651 and D-3 Chapter of the Gold Wing Road
Riders Association of Marysville and the American Motorcyclists Association.
He was a motorcycle collector and owned a Gold Wing, a Shadow and a
Valkyrie. He was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed fishing,
camping and flat track motorcycle races. He was a graduate of Northwestern
High School and attended Franklin University.
A lifetime resident of Union County, he grew up on a farm near Peoria. He
was born Dec. 2, 1940, to the late Theodore A.G. and Emma Starr Nicol and
was predeceased by a brother, Eldon Nicol.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Gallant Nicol whom he married Jan. 1,
1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two sons, Leon Jeffrey "Jeff" Nicol and
his fiancee, Cherie Bell of Marysville and Michael Wayne "Mike" Nicol and
his girlfriend, Jodi Quinn of Marion; six grandchildren, Ciera Michelle
Nicol, Aubrey Lynn Nicol, Clinton Jeffrey Nicol, Jacob Marlin Nicol,
Matthew Blaine Bell and Kevin Patrick Quinn; a brother, Willard (Mildred)
Nicol of Dublin; a sister-in-law, Betty Prater of Marysville; two
brothers-in-law, Richard (Vicki) Gallant and William (Jerrie) Gallant of
Marysville; his stepfather, Oscar Scheiderer of Marysville; a stepsister,
Patricia (Larry) Blinn of Marysville; an uncle, Richard Starr of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home where a Moose memorial service will be held at
9 p.m.
Pall bearers will be Mario Castaneda, Joseph Franklin, Gregory Gallant,
Douglas Henry, Keith Nicol, Mark Nicol, Timothy Rayl and Matthew Tucker.
Honorary pall bearers will be Bill Alsop, William Blue, Jack Caldwell and
Ron Chapman.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ride for Kids in care of Children's
Hospital Foundation in Columbus.


LOIS JANE OBERDIER
Lois Jane Oberdier of Richwood, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at
Heartland of Bucyrus.
She was a member of the Union Baptist Church and its Ladies Fellowship and
the Progressive Buds Garden Club of Byhalia.
She was born April 4, 1922, in Melville, N.D., to the late Walley and Clara
Myers Glass and was predeceased by her stepmother, Josephine Glass; a
daughter, Cheryl J. Jones; and two brothers, Melvin and Charles Glass.
She is survived by her husband, J. Donald Oberdier whom she married June
30, 1939; a son, Donald D. (Ann) Oberdier of Vincent; a daughter, Susan
(James) Fox of Caledonia; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three
brothers, Ralph Glass of Deer Island, Ore., Marvin Glass of Stone Mountain,
Ga., and David Glass of Richwood; and a sister, Mildred Highley of
Jamestown, N.D.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Baptist Church.
The Rev. Tim Peria will officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in LaRue.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church

RUTH SCHEIDERER WILLIS
Ruth Scheiderer Willis, 84, of Upper Arlington died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000,
in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
She graduated from North High School and attended The Ohio State University
and was a charter member of Twig 90. She served as a board member of
NNEMAP, working there and in the Pantry. She was a lifelong active member
of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
A woman for whom "faith" and "fun" were lifetime mottoes, she leaves a
lasting example and a loving memory in the hearts and minds of all whose
paths she crossed through the years.
She was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Columbus and was predeceased on May 23,
1988, by her husband, Jim Willis whom she married Oct. 26, 1940.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Jo Willis of Santa Rosa Beach,
Fla., and Jean W. LeLoup and her husband, Jeff Morris, of Cortland, N.Y.;
three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; many beloved nieces, nephews and
other family members; a close friend, Anita Sloan of Santa Rosa Beach; and
a multitude of friends.
The Rev. Alfred Buehner will officiate at a memorial service to be held at
10:30 a.m. Monday at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St.,
Worthington. A private family burial will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to
the service Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark Foundation, in care of
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 95 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214; NNEMAP
Pantry, 1064 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43201; The Community Church
Building Fund, P.O. Box 1723, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 32459; or a charity of
the donor's choice

EDGAR F. "HANK" GREENBAUM
Edgar F. "Hank" Greenbaum, 74, of Irwin died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was a retired farmer who had been active with the Union County Farm
Bureau, Thiergartner Implement, Mechanicsburg Implement and Select Sires of
Plain City. A graduate of Rosedale High School, he was the founder and a
life member of the Darby Valley Conservation Club, treasurer for 35 years
for the Union County Bowling Association and a Republican Central Committee
member of Pike Township, Madison County.
He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Madison County to the late Albert and Emma
Dellinger Greenbaum.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Virginia Weaver Greenbaum; a son,
Jerry (Beverly) Greenbaum of London; two daughters, Janet (Darrell) Pauley
of Worthington and Jayne (Randy) Rausch of Milford Center; four
grandchildren, Derek Lawler, Danielle Greenbaum, Mitchell Rausch and Ashley
Rausch; and a brother, Norman (Marilyn) Greenbaum of Irwin.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran
Church, Pleasant Valley EMT or the Darby Valley Conservation Club Inc

WILLIAM R. STRAYER
William R. Stayer, 64, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 26, 2000, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was a graduate of Urbana High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He
was a graduate of The Ohio State University and received a master of
education degree from Xavier University. He was dedicated to education for
more than 30 years as a teacher and principal and most recently an
educational consultant for the Department of Special Education for the
state of Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Assocation.
He was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church where he was Clerk of
Session and an Elder and was a valuable asset to the Presbytery of Scioto
Valley, serving on many committees. He was serving as chairman of the
Session records review.
He was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Urbana to the late Floyd Pearl and Gladys
Katherine Kite Strayer and was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd "Buddy"
and Paul Emmitt Strayer.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Strayer; a son, Matt (Susan) of
Marysville; a daughter, Jennifer of Cincinnati; a sister, Dorothy (Dick)
Dawson of Delaware; a brother, Robert E. (Helen) Strayer of Springfield; a
sister-in-law, Mary Strayer of Corpus Christi, Texas; and several nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Old Stone Presbyterian
Church. The Rev. Barbara Morrison will officiate and burial will be at 3
p.m. Thursday at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio
Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039


GARLAND E. "SONNY" HICKS
Garland E. "Sonny" Hicks, 46, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Richwood,
died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Kansas.
He was a graduate of North Union High School where he excelled in football,
basketball and track and still hold the school records in the 100-yard dash
and the 800 relay. He attended Graceland College in Iowa where he played
football and earned a bachelor of arts degree in social services. He was
drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He was working for Sprint Communications in
Kansas.
He was born July 26, 1954, in Marion to the late Bert Garland and Martha L.
Carter Hicks.
He is survived by and will be sadly missed by two sons, Tyrone and Andre
Hicks of Preston, Mo. He is also survived by his former wife, Twila Hicks
of Preston, Mo.; a brother, Tom (Trish) Hicks of Overland Park, Kan.; three
sisters, Phyllis Gaskins of Marysville and Beverly (Donald) Barnes and
Debra Jerew of Richwood; an aunt, Thelma Lowery of Westerville; two nieces
and seven nephews; and many cousins.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood and private family burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Union Athletic Department,
401 N. Franklin St., Richwood

ROBERT G. "BOB" MUECK
Robert G. "Bob" Mueck, 84, of Richwood died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a farmer and a retired auto mechanic, having worked at the former
Almendinger Chevrolet in Prospect and the former Gruber Reidenbaugh Pontiac
dealership in Richwood. He was a 1935 graduate of Radnor High School and a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a dedicated member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect where he served the church in several
capacities. He was formerly a Boy Scout leader in the York/Byhalia area and
was active with the Byhalia PTA and the York Grange.
He was born July 14, 1916, in Marion County to the late Gustavus A. and
Etta Mary Kibler Mueck and was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Mueck.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Trapp Mueck whom he married Feb. 12,
1949; three sons, Jeff (Sylvia) Mueck of Mansfield, Tim Reibel Mueck of
Richwood and Jay (Valerie) Mueck of Dayton; three daughters, Jacque Mueck
of Columbus, Joyce (Darryl) McKitrick of Marysville and Judy Mueck of
Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Josh and Julie Mueck, Rita and Sean
McKitrick, Olivia and Alexander Mueck and James Greer; and a sister,
Lucille (Robert) Taylor of Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen Bull will officiate and burial will be
at the Prospect Cemetery where veterans graveside services will be
conducted by the Military Honor Guard of the Ohio National Guard. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 200 E. Water St.,
Prospect, Ohio 43342


EMMETT "JUNIOR" WURTSBAUGH
Emmett "Junior" Wurtsbaugh, 74, of Richwood died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000,
at his home.
He was a retired carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a
member of the Richwood Civic Center.
He was born Oct. 25, 1925, in the home in which he still lived and was
predeceased by a brother, Robert, and a grandson. He married Patricia Ann
Smith Wurtsbaugh Feb. 18, 1950, and she died Sept. 21, 1995.
He is survived by four sons, Rocky (Brenda) Wurtsbaugh and Junior (Sandy)
Wurtsbaugh of Marysville, Gary (Peg) Wurtsbaugh of Richwood and Donny
(Bernie) Wurtsbaugh of Delaware; a daughter, Clarice Ann (Ron) Phillips of
Richwood; 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Lou) Wurtsbaugh of Marion; and two
sisters, Wilda (Lewis) Elliott of Richwood and June Henderson of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans graveside services will
be conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion posts. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove
St., Richwood, Ohio 43344

BARBARA JEAN LONGBERRY
Barbara Jean Longberry, 72, of Lakeview died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at
the home of her son, Larry.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Milford Center Trinity Chapel
Church and enjoyed crafts and bingo.
She was born June 20, 1928, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Ray and
Flossie McGee Davis and was predeceased by a sister, June Davis and a
brother, Lowell Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil Longberry whom she married May 31,
1945; a daughter, Marilyn (Bob) Wilgus of Middleburg; three sons, Gary
(Ann) Longberry of Huntsville, Larry (Sharon) Longberry of North Lewisburg
and Dan (Cyndi) Longberry of Fort Myers, Fla; 11 grandchildren, Rob (Terri)
Wilgus, Randy (Kelly) Wilgus, Gary Longberry II, Heather, Angel and Melaine
Longberry, Doug (April) Bryant, Dean Morris, Nicki (Gene) Edley, Tyson
(Erica) Longberry and Amy (Kevin) Longberry; 11 great-grandchildren; three
brothers, Lloyd (Phyllis) Davis of Bellefontaine, Bob Davis of Jackson
Center and Jack (Wanda) Davis of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral
Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Chris Polley will officiate and burial
will be at Highland Memorial Garden in West Liberty. Friends may call from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday


ROBERT G. "BOB" MUECK
Robert G. "Bob" Mueck, 84, of Richwood died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect, with the Rev. Stephen Bull officiating. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper



EMMETT WURTSBAUGH
Emmett Wurtsbaugh of Richwood died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at his home.
Arrangements are pending with the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood

RUSSELL E. MICHAELIS
Russell E. Michaelis, 74, of Marion, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at Marion General Hospital.
He was a self-employed hauler and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Union County to the late William and Mary
Maybery Michaelis and was predeceased by a brother; two sisters; and two
wives, Lydia Michaelis and Margaret Michealis.
He is survived by three sons, Russell E. Michaelis Jr. of Seattle, Wash.,
Paul David Michaelis of Cleveland and William Michaelis of Plain City; four
daughters, Mary Ann (John) Hale of Plain City, Patsy Dunn of Pennsylvania,
Juanita Dubay of Pittsburg, Pa., and Jean Michaelis of Columbus; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosealla Michaelis,
Eva May Michaelis and Irene Michaelis of Plain City; and a special friend,
Alice Moon of Marion.

DONNA M. HUFFMAN
Donna M. Huffman, 81, of Urbana died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, in the
emergency room at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
She was retired from the Urbana City Schools and was a member of the
Milford Center United Methodist Church.
She was born June 17, 1919, in Milford Center to the late Edward and Marie
Hinton Whited and was predeceased by a daughter, LuDonna Cottrell on Feb.
6, 1999; a sister, Doris Rolfe in 1998; a grandson, Patrick McAtee on April
l, 1999; and her husband, Harold Huffman on Dec. 16, 1999.
She is survived by children, Pat (Mike) Brozouski, Bill (Gretchen) Huffman
and Jenny (Donovan) Thackery of Urbana; grandchildren, Gary, Mike, Stacey,
Kelli, Melanie, Sarah, Amanda, Rusty, Brandon and Kathi; and nine
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Walter-Schoedinger
Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. The Rev. William Turner will
officiate and burial will be in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to
8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign
County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio, 43078; or to the Urbana Paramedic
Fund Inc., Box 637, Urbana

GEORGIA OVERLY COLLINS
Georgia Overly Collins, 79, of Chillicothe died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at
her residence following an extended illness.
She was a retired employee of Mead Paper in Chillicothe and a member of
Calvary Lutheran Church and the E. Pluribus Unum Club.
She was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Chillicothe to the late Louis and Christina
Diehl Overly and was predeceased by four sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Edgar W. "Red" Collins whom she married
Oct. 12, 1946; a sister, Elizabeth Ginther of Groveport; two brothers,
Lloyd E. Overly of Chillicothe and Carl E. Overly of Kingston; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fawcett Oliver Glass
and Palmer Funeral Home, 77 E. Fifth St., Chillicothe. The Rev. Randy
O'Donnell will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary
Lutheran Church building fund

CLARIBEL HERVEY MOORE
Claribel Hervey Moore, 79, of Columbus, formerly of Marysville, died
Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at Kobacker House.
She was a retired accountant, having worked for the Athletic Department of
The Ohio State university. She was a longtime member of the Gideons
Auxiliary and the Lane Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.
She is survived by her husband, Leo T. Moore; children, Leo "Tom" (Sharon)
Moore Jr., James "Lenny" (Carol) Moore and Gary "Dick" (Cindy) Moore;
grandchildren, Christy, Gary and Nathan Moore; a sister, Emy Payne; and a
brother, Joe Hervey.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the York Cemetery in
York Center and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at Lane Avenue
Baptist Church, 1610 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger
Road, Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church;
Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214; or Caring Hands Deaf Church, 3953 Casa Blvd., Grove City, Ohio 43123

STARLING L. LONGBERRY
Starling L. Longberry, 91, of rural Richwood died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000,
at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton.
He was a retired farmer, a member of the former Grace Chapel United
Methodist Church and had attended McKendree United Methodist Church. He
enjoyed playing golf at the Kenton Memorial Golf Course and he enjoyed
mowing his yard.
He was born Feb. 21, 1909, at his current home to the late Othel R. and
Sylvia Hartman Longberry and was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Longberry.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Cook Longberry whom he married June 1,
1935, in Bellefontaine; a daughter, Linda (Olen) McAllister of Columbus; a
granddaughter, Dixie (Russell) Bryant of Springfield; and a sister, Erdene
Longberry of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Gene Speich and Bryan Meadows will
officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church,
28414 Route 739, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358


BESSIE COLLINS
Bessie Collins, 98, of Plain City died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Union
Manor Nursing Center.
She was born July 28, 1902, in Plain City to the late Joseph and Jennie
Wright Williams and was predeceased by her husband, Walter Collins in 1975;
a son, John W. Collins Jr. in 1997; a brother; and a sister.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Patricia Headlee Collins; two
grandsons, John F. "Rick" (Gai) Collins and Randy J. (Janie) Collins; and
seven great-grandchildren, Kim Eaches, Johnna Beth Prince, Michael Collins,
Zane Collins, Holly Collins, Elizabeth Collins and Joe Collins.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Grove Cemetery
in Plain City.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements

RALPH E. ZACHARIAH
Ralph E. Zachariah, 67, of Richwood died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at
Kobacker House in Columbus following complications from open heart surgery.
He was a 1950 graduate of Kenton Senior High School and in the early 1970s
managed the WKTN radio station in Kenton and was known as the "Wanderin'
Star." He retired in 1995 from Occidental Chemical in Kenton and was the
canteen manager of Richwood VFW Post 870 for the last six years.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a lifetime member of
VFW Post 870, Verne I. Mounts American Legion Post in Prospect and the
Marysville Eagles Lodge.
He was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Hardin County to the late George and Kathryn
Laura Faurot Zachariah and was predeceased by a sister, Jane Cribbs.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa A. Harraman whom he married Aug. 26,
1977, in Richwood; two daughters, Kim (John) Bond of Findlay and Holly
Zachariah of Marysville; a son, Tom Zachariah of Kenton; a stepson, Troy
Ransome of Richwood; a stepdaughter, Tammy (Mark) Hempy of Prospect; seven
grandchildren, Renee and Kristal Smith of Findlay, Justin Shepherd of
Marysville, Kaine and Klarke Ransome of Richwood and Michael and Sarah
Hempy of Prospect; and two sisters, Donna (Richard) Comstock of Kenton and
Sharon (Richard) Kearns of Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery where veteran graveside services will be
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion posts. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 870, 9 W. Blagrove St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344; or The American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St.,
Columbus, Ohio 43214

LARRY WHITSON
Larry Whitson, 57, of Unionville Center died Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at his
home.
He was a member of Marysville Moose Lodge 1651 and Marysville Eagles Aerie
3506.
He was born June 22, 1943, in Circleville to the late Harry and Bernice
Nellie Simpson.
He is survived by a daughter, Tabatha Keaton of Unionville Center; a son,
Craig Whitson of Unionville Center; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Monday at the Unionville Center Cemetery.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City was in charge of arrangements

 

RAYMOND W. KEMPER
Raymond W. Kemper, 81, of Woodstock died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at
Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana.
He grew up in Portsmouth and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1937.
He was a graduate of Portsmouth Intrastate Business School. He moved to
Woodstock in 1939 to become a partner in farming with his father, Ray
Kemper, and retired from farming in 1982. Known in the Woodstock community
as "Joe," he was a member of the Woodstock Lions Club, a former member of
the Moose Lodge of Urbana and Knights of Pythias and a longtime member of
the Triad Board of Education. He was a director of the Federal Land Bank of
Springfield for 25 years.
He was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Portsmouth to the late Ray and Ollie Mitchell
Kemper and was predeceased by his stepmother, Tessie Kemper; brothers,
Walter and Monte Kemper; sister, Elizabeth McCluer; and a son, Jerry Kemper.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Kemper; two daughters, Sandra (David)
Leiter and Judy (Barry) Boerger of Woodstock; a granddaughter, Heather
(Bill) Hayes of Naperville, Ill; a sister, Frances Skinner of Virginia
Beach, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Dan Leiker
will officiate and burial will be at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Barry Boerger, Mark Westfall, David Leiter, Bill
Hayes, Tim Kemper, Ray Denning and Skip Dunn. Honorary pall bearers will be
Greg Russell, Walter Kemper Jr., Skip Wheeler, Marion Blazer, Dick Neer,
John House, John Westfall, Lut Boerger, Jim Butler, Kevin Leiter, Barry
Dunn, Richard Spain and Bill Kemper.
A meal for family and friends will be served at the Woodstock Lions Club
after the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg Emergency Squad


ELEANOR N. DASHER
Eleanor N. Dasher, 83, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday,
Sept. 13, 2000, in the intensive care unit of Memorial Hospital after a
short illness.
She was retired from the Marysville Public Library where she had worked as
clerk-treasurer for 25 years and she had formerly worked at the City Loan.
She was a graduate of Marysville High School and a 70-year member of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church, the Ministering Circle of Kings
Daughters and the Business and Professional Women's Association. She
enjoyed vacationing with her daughter and son-in-law at Surfside Beach,
S.C., and especially enjoyed attending the Belin Memorial United Methodist
Church at Murrell's Inlet, S.C.
She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Millwood, W.Va., the youngest of eight
children of the late Walter and Ella Norris Sayre. She married Phillip E.
Dasher Feb. 1, 1941, and he died Dec. 1, 1976.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Myron Kempfer of
Dublin; two sisters, Florence Ulrey of Newark and Bertha Maurer of Mount
Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Manor
Nursing Center, 18000 Route 4, Marysville.

ETHYL E. ENGLE
Ethyl E. Engle, 84, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000.
She was a member of the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church and had
lived in Cape Coral since 1974, when she and her husband moved there from
Hicksville, N.Y.
She was born Feb. 2, 1916, in the family home in Essex to the late William
and Lucy Sparks Swartz and was predeceased by a brother, Claud Swartz and
two sisters, Esther Young and Ethel Wasserbeck. She married Gail Engle Feb.
1, 1936, in Richwood and he died Oct. 11, 1998.
She is survived by her loving children, Philip Engle of Freeport, N.Y.,
Jane Carpenter of Collierville, Tenn, and Diane Alenitsch of Cape Coral;
five grandchildren, Allen Carpenter III, Thomas Carpenter, Karen Chaney,
Philip Engle Jr. and Jason Engle; seven great-grandchildren; a brother,
Paul Swartz of Richwood; and two sisters, Daisy Warner of Richwood and
Christa Hastedt of Florida.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Price Cemetery,
with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice of Lee County, 9470
Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements

Rev. Dr. Philip Evan 'Phil' Taylor
Reverend Dr. Philip Evan 'Phil' Taylor, age 74, of West Mansfield died
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000 at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness with colon cancer. he was surrounded by his family.
Originally from Wales in Great Britain, Phil enjoyed two successful careers
as a veterinarian and as a minister. He performed large animal practice in
Britain, Canada and the U.S. for many years and was a Supervisory
Veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 23 years, retiring
in 1981.
Following government service, he answered a life-long calling and attended
seminary at Ashland Theological Seminary. He served several pastorates in
Ohio, including pastor of the Bellefontaine Friends Church, assistant
pastor of North Olmsted Friends Church and Minister of Pastoral Care at
Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. He retired from active ministry in
1996. His education included Membership in the Royal College of Veterinary
Surgeons (MRCVS) from the University of London; and a Masters of Divinity
and a Masters of Counseling, both from Ashland Theological Seminary.
He was a member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene and the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons. He especially enjoyed gardening, poetry,
literature and theology.
he was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Burry Port Wales, Great Britain, to the late
Evan James and Millicent Ruth Heaven Taylor.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of
over 52 years, Jane 'Jean' Cullen Wilson Taylor, to whom he was married
March 26, 1948 in the Parkhead Church of the Nazarene in Glasgow, Scotland;
3 daughters: Gail (Roy) Grider, Mokena, Ill.; Valerie (Christopher) David,
and Deborah (Mark) Mills, each of West Mansfield; 2 sons: Richard (Brenda)
Taylor and Maynard (Ronlynn Brennan) Taylor, each of West Mansfield; 9
grandchildren: Scott and Stephanie Grider, Richard, Robert, Jennifer and
Kimberly Taylor, Nikki Tullis, Jamie Carpenter, and Jared Mills; a brother
David (Irene) Taylor, Burry Port, Wales; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth 'Betty'
Smith, Canada; and two brothers-in-law, Richard Wilson, Scotland, and
William (Chris)  Wilson, Toronto, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at
the Marysville Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Paul Whiteford will officiate.
Private family burial will take place Monday morning at the York Cemetery,
York Center. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home, 621 W. Fifth St., Marysville, OH 43040. Friends and family
are invited to a fellowship luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Marysville Church
of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be made to the World Vision in
care of the funeral home.

James Anderson
James 'Kenneth' Anderson, age 83, of Marysville died Thursday, Sept. 7,
2000, at home surrounded by his family following a serious two-month
illness with cancer.
He was employed with the State of Ohio Highway department for 18 years and
for several years helped his sons operate their car wash business. A
veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in
Central Europe. He was a rifle marksman and was awarded three Bronze Stars
and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post #79
and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #3320. He was of the Baptist faith.
he was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan and especially enjoyed playing
euchre and other card games.
Also known as 'Andy' or 'Kenny', he was born July 1, 1917 in Marion, the
only child of Clifton and Myrtle Day Anderson. he was preceded in death by
a grandson, Mike Anderson.
A loving family man, he is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Rosa Lee
Callicoat Anderson, whom he married June 7, 1946 in Columbus; 4 sons:
Darrell L. (Marsha) Hixson, Larry K. Butch (Penni) Anderson, James L.
(Sharon) Anderson, and Steve L. (Linda) Anderson, all of Marysville; a
daughter, Judy K. Nickles, Marysville;  9 grandchildren and 8
great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial
with full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Memorial
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, Grady memorial
Hospital, Attn.: Development Office, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH
43015.
Pall bearers will be Steven L. Anderson, Jr.; Jimmy Anderson, Jr.; Todd
Burris, Jim Conckle, Keith Altop, and Jim Phillips.

ETHEL MAE JACKSON
Ethel Mae Jackson, 91, of Sebring, Ohio, formerly of Marysville, died
Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at the Crandall Medical Center in Sebring following
a long illness.
She served with her husband for more than 38 years ministering in the
Friends Church. They pastored at churches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and
Virginia.
She was born Feb. 2, 1909, in Pickaway County to the late Charles and Ida
Mae Mouser Lughorn.
She is survived by her husband of more than 70 years, Seth Jackson, whom
she married May 30, 1930,; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway
Cemetery, with the Rev. L. Edwin Moser officiating. Friends may call from
noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.


CATHERINE B. "AUNT KATIE" ODER
Catherine B. "Aunt Katie" Oder, 88, of the East Liberty/North Greenfield
area died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Union Manor Nursing Center after
having been in failing health for a short time.
She was a homemaker and devoted wife. She attended East Liberty High School
and worked at the Harding Machine Company during World War II while her
husband served overseas. She faithfully baked cookies for the annual North
Greenfield United Methodist Church bake sale and enjoyed producing her own
unique art work by cutting pictures from magazines. She especially enjoyed
her nieces and nephews.
She was born May 28, 1912, in East Liberty to the late Noah R. and
Christine Ethel Cole Coons and was predeceased by an infant daughter,
Judith Ann. She married Kenneth E. Oder June 9, 1934, and he died Sept. 19.
1998.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews,
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Messick will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in
care of the funeral home.

AGNES C. WOLFORD
Agnes C. Wolford, 82, of Columbus died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at Columbus
Center.
A graduate of Columbus Business University, she was a housewife and retired
bookkeeper. She was a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church, OES
Robert Morris #372 and past president of the Robert Morris Social Club and
Deborah Circle Club at Glenwood.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence A. "Jerry" Wolford; a son,
Robert L. Wolford; great-grandchildren, Justin P. Huffman, Jessica Lynn
Huffman and William James Huffman; a brother, Earl Hines; and a sister,
Edna Mulvaine.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Ron) Craven; three grandchildren,
Rhonda E. (Andy) Lucas, Rebecca E. (Steven) Huffman and Raymond E. (Sherri
Carson) Craven; four great-grandchildren, Jerald Lucas, Alexis Lucas,
RonaldJames A. Lucas and Morgan Huffman; a brother-in-law, Paul Richard
"Dick" Wolford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jerry Spears Funeral
Home, 2693 W. Broad St. The Rev. Roy Fisher will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to
8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be
held at 7:30 p.m


JIM K. ANDERSON
Jim K. Anderson, 83, of Marysville died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at his home.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.



PHILIP EVAN TAYLOR
Philip Evan Taylor, 74, of West Mansfield died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, in
the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral
Home in West Mansfield.

MINNIE COLLINS
Minnie Collins, 89, of Mechanicsburg died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at
Heartland of Urbana.
She was born Dec. 22, 1910, in Athens County to the late Andrew and Maggie
Leffer Collins and was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Albert and
Virgil Collins, Frank and George Riley, Emma Collins and Alice Riley.
The Rev. Steve Blanton will officiate at graveside services at 4:15 p.m.
Friday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 2 to
4 Friday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the London Baptist Church



AVALYN LAIRD GIBSON
Avalyn Laird Gibson, 95, of Deming, N.M., died Saturday, June 1, 2000.
She attended schools in Pharisburg and graduated from Marysville High
School in 1922. She attended Ohio University and later taught school in
northern Union County. After the death of her husband in 1956, she returned
to college and graduated from New Mexico Western University and taught
school at Unionville Center from 1958 to 1960. While she was a resident of
Marysville she was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,
the Union County Historical Society and the Mother's Study Group. In 1960
she returned to New Mexico where she taught elementary school in Columbus,
N.M., until her retirement. She was a founding member of the Columbus
Historical Society and was instrumental in establishing the historical
museum in that community.
She was born Feb. 17, 1905, in Irwin to the late Ray T. and Mary Cody Laird
and was predeceased by brothers, Leland, John and Glenn Laird; sisters
Josephine Outland and Margaret Prentice; and a grandson. She married James
W. Gibson June 26, 1929, and he died in April 1956.
She is survived by two sons, James W. (Joanne) Gibson of Columbia, Mo., and
John (Barbara) Gibson of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Margaret (Larry) Truax
of Deming; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Regina
Getz of Long Beach, Calif.; and a special sister-in-law, June Laird of
Columbus.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Oakdale Cemetery

BETTY J. MINKEN
Betty J. Minken, 71, of Conneaut died at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was a housewife and mother. She was a 1947 graduate of Conneaut High
School and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Chat-N-Chew Club from
high school. She was a 59-year member of the First Baptist Church of
Conneaut where she was very active in the choir and Sunday School classes,
was a past choir director, was a member of the Fartherlights Missions,
president of the Memorial Committee and was a former church trustee. She
was very active at the morning Arthritis Club at the YMCA, enjoyed
gardening and knitting and was an avid Cleveland Indians fan who enjoyed
scoring the game.
She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in West Springfield, Pa., to the late Lewis and
Vesta Lawrence Rood and was predeceased by a brother, Gilbert Rood; a
sister, Beatrice Torok; and two infant brothers, Howard and Eugene. She
married William Minken Jr. Jan. 24, 1948, and he died in 1991.
She is survived by a son, William J. (Mary Ann) Minken of Marysville; a
daughter, Lynda J. Minken of Conneaut; and two granddaughters, Lisa and
Katie Minken of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist
Church, 370 State St. in Conneaut. The Rev. Todd Regester will officiate
and burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Raisian Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St.,
Conneaut, and at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund
of the church in care of the funeral home

RAY M. "BUD" BRAKE
Ray M. "Bud" Brake, 73, of Milford Center died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, at
Union Manor.
He was a farmer and a member of the Milford Center Lions Club and the
Milford Center United Methodist Church of which he was a former trustee.
He was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Milford Center to the late Ray A. and Ercil
Miller Brake and was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Bryant on Feb. 27,
1995; a sister Virginia Boerger, on Sept. 24, 1988; and a brother, Dean
Burns. He married Jeanette Taylor Aug. 20, 1946, in Milford Center and she
died Aug. 5, 1997.
He is survived by three sons, Michael W. (Barbara) Brake of Richwood, R.
Don (Marcia) Brake of Marysville and Roger M. Brake of Milford Center;
grandchildren, Michelle (Greg) Evans, Nathan (Toni Robinson) Brake, Jason
(Rebecca Woody) Bryant and Angie (Ray) Clark; a sister, Olive Jean (Earl)
Dunbar of Marysville; a son-in-law, Crennis Bryant of Gilbert, W.Va.; A
brother-in-law, Richard Boerger; and special friends and care givers, Ray
Cross and Juanita Rausch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Konrad Modschiedler and Keith Matthews will officiate and
burial will be at the Union Twp. Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be Dick Brake, Scott Phillips, Ambrose Phillips, Ron
Burns, Dick Laird and John Byers. Honorary pall bearers will be Jack Engle,
Ray Cross, Donald Rausch, Duane Stillings and Ray Chappelear.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United Methodist
Church or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home

SARAH A. LOVE
Sarah A. Love, 81, of Plain City died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at her home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late John P. and
MaudJeska (Jeffers) Smith and was predeceased by a son, Robert Love in 1992
and her husband, Dwight A. Love in 1986.
She is survived by children, Patricia (Roy) Rowe of London, Paul
(Stephanie) Love of Marysville, Nancy (Gary) Wilson and John Love of Plain
City, Richard (Tina) Love of Greece, Virginia (Delmas) Sparks of North
Lewisburg, Carolyn Sue (Richard) Gale of Plain City and Leslie Keith
(Bambi) Love of Russells Point; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
several great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Wolfe of
Plain City.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home


RICHARD W.O. BURNS
Richard W.O. Burns, 75, of Milford Center died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2000, at
his residence.
He was a dairy farmer and had served on the board of Landmark of
Marysville, was a delegate for MMI and was on the Union County Dairy
Service Committee. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church
where he had served as an elder, church secretary and choir member. He was
an Army veteran of World War II and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. He
enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together in his spare time.
He was born June 11, 1925, on the homestead on Route 38 near Milford center
where his brother Harold now lives, to the late Arthur and Clara Rausch
Burns.
He is survived by his wife, Betty F. Schmidt Burns whom he married April
22, 1951, at St. Paul Lutheran Church; two daughters, Judy (Rick) Spadafore
of Gahanna and Cindy (Rick) Bethel of Cincinnati; a son, Richard L. Burns
of Milford Center; 10, grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Martin (Norma) Burns and Harold (Viola) Burns of Milford Center;
two sisters, Dorothy (Truman) Nicol of Plain City and Evelyn (Ed) Fladt of
Dublin; a sister- and brother-in-law, Barbara and Leland Nicol of Plain
City; and his mother-in-law, Frances Schmidt of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friend may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Gary Burns, Kevin Burns, Roger Nicol, Brian McCreary,
Jerren Burns and Jacob Bethel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

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DANIEL RUSSELL "DAN" RAUSCH
Daniel Russell "Dan" Rausch, 62, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at The Ohio State University Medical Center after
suffering a massive stroke and heart attack Friday.
A truck driver for 42 years, he retired in 1998 after working with Lester
Rausch and Son for 20 years. He had formerly worked for Union Rural
Electric and the state of Ohio. An avid fisherman, he enjoyed camping with
his wife at Indian Lake. He especially enjoyed his family and babysitting
for his grandchildren and great-grandson.
He was born Dec. 24, 1937, in Marysville and was predeceased by his father,
Pearl Edward "Whitey" Rausch, his mother, Thelma Myers Rausch Vance and an
infant son, Dana Rausch.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Carolyn Hudson Rausch whom
he married Nov. 17, 1956, in Brooksville, Ind.; a daughter, Debrah (Tom)
Fox of Marysville; a son, William Russell "Rusty" Rausch and close family
friend Jenni Wheeler of the home; his mother-in-law, Avis Hudson of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Avis (Stephen) Biehl of Broadway, John Fox
of Marysville, Amanda Marie Rausch of Milford Center and Kenneth Russell
Rausch of the home; a great-grandson, Colt Thomas "Little Turtle" Biehl;
two brothers, Tom (Dorothy) Rausch and Frank (Leota) Rausch of Marysville;
and several nieces and nephews.

RICHARD C. POLING
Richard C. Poling, 65, of West Mansfield died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, in the
emergency room at Marion General Hospital following an extended illness.
He retired after 22 years as a fork life operator and general laborer for
Nestle's in Marysville and Sunbury and was a member of the West Mansfield
Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching monster truck competition and
professional rodeos and especially enjoyed playing volleyball at family get
togethers.
He was born June 30, 1935, near Raymond, the oldest of six children of
Merrill M. and Pearl Gregory Poling and was predeceased by his father, by
his mother on May 2, 2000, and by a brother, Robert Poling.
He is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Shirley A. Wireman Poling
whom he married June 14, 1970, at the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God
near Alger; three brothers, Stanley (Cindy) Poling, Winston (Pam) Poling
and Patrick (Joyce) Poling of West Mansfield; a sister, Pam Blumenschein of
Raymond; six brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; and several nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Funeral service
times will be listed in Wednesday's newspaper.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Baptist Church,
North Dean Street, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358.



DANIEL "DAN" RAUSCH
Daniel "Dan" Rausch, 62, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home



BENJAMIN CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND
Benjamin Christopher Rowland, 16, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly
Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Grant Medical Center as the result of an
automobile accident
He was a student at North Union High School and a member of the West
Mansfield Friends Church.
He was born June 22, 1984, in Marion and is survived by his parents, Donald
G. and Brenda E. Phipps Rowland; a half-brother, O.J. Rowland of Kenton;
and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. George Freer will officiate and burial will be
at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Union in care of the funeral home.

VESTA COOK
Vesta Cook, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, Oct. 29,
2000, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She retired after 20 years with the Continental Insurance Company where she
worked as a secretary. She attended Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Catholic Church in Columbus and graduated from South High School. She
enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.
She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Columbus to the late Oran and Elsie Penn
McCoy and was predeceased by a brother, Vernon McCoy.
She is survived by two daughters, Carla (Jeff) Lamb of Marysville and
Teresa Curran of Athens; two granddaughters, Corie and Jenny Lamb of
Marysville; and a sister-in-law, Florence McCoy of Columbus.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice or the Central Ohio Lung Association.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family by e-mail at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


ELTON CLARENCE RENNER
Elton Clarence Renner, 75, of plain City died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
A World War II veteran of the Merchant Marine, he was a retired carpenter.
He was a member of Carpenter Local 200 of Columbus, the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, a 32nd degree Mason of Westgate Grand Lodge 623 F&AM,
Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite,
Valley of Columbus.
He was born March 18, 1925, in Madison County to the late Edwin and Clara
Greenbaum Renner.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda Baas Renner whom he married Aug. 18,
1946; two sons, Charles (Barb) Renner of Manassas, Va., and Kenneth (Amy)
Renner of plain City; Stephanie (Jay) Gardiner of Hudson; six
grandchildren; a brother, Milton Renner of Wyoming; and a sister, Charlyne
(Arthur) Bullard of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Kilkerbaumer will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery where military services will be conducted.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where a Masonic service will be
held at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Presbyterian Church memorial fund, 321 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064

ROBERT L. SPURRIER
Robert L. Spurrier, 90, of Centerville, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Bethany Lutheran Village in Centerville.
He retired after serving as executive secretary of the Dayton Savings and
Loan League for 25 years. He was a graduate of Marysville High School and
The Ohio State University where he was a member of the Honor Society and
Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Tau Delta fraternities. Upon his college
graduation, he served as an assistant to a member of the Federal Home Loan
Bank Board in Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of World War II, servicing
with the Third Air Force and was a member of the Marysville First United
Methodist Church.
He was born April 20, 1910, in Marysville to the late O.L. and Bessie Gray
Spurrier and was predeceased by a sister, Helen Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret of Bethany Lutheran Village; a niece,
Gayle Welling of New York City; a niece-in-law, Karen (Douglas) Roof of
Wilmington, Del.; two grandnieces; and four grandnephews.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the
chapel of the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jim Stauffer will
officiate and a private family burial will be held at Oakdale Cemetery

DOROTHY L. FIELDS MONROE
Dorothy L. Fields Monroe, 85, of Richwood died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a 1935 graduate of Byhalia High School and had worked at North
Union High School as a custodian. She was a member of Richwood Community
United Calvary Church, the Richwood Civic Center and the Kitchen Band.
She was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Washington Township to the late Roscoe and
Cora Ellen Bulen Fields and was predeceased by a son, Richard F. Monroe; a
special friend, Kenneth Evans; three brothers, Kenneth, Clyde and Charles
Fields; and two sisters, Ivaloo Pryor Ansley and Cleo Fields. She married
C. Harold Monroe July 22, 1935, in Greenup, Ky., and he died July 31, 1986.
She is survived by a son, Ronald L. "Ink" (Judy) Monroe of Richwood; a
daughter, Janet Sue (Phil) Williams of Radnor; 10 grandchildren, Rhonda
Carter, Roxanne (Barry) Smith, Kelly (LeeAnn) Monroe, Shelly (Dale) Copely,
Lacy (Tammy) Monroe, Jim (Rita) Monroe, Tim (Tracey) Monroe, Tami (Bill)
Holloway, Nathan Williams, Natalie Williams and Christi (Lee) Houseworth;
24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a
daughter-in-law, Becky Kavanaugh of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Richwood Civic Center


ALVA GREEN ROSEBROUGH JR.
Alva Green Rosebrough Jr., 79, of the Kingsville area died Oct. 2, 2000, at
his residence.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the S.C.M.
Plant in Ashtabula on June 1, 1986, after many years of service. He had
been previously associated with the Masonic Lodge in Ashtabula and was
active with the Kingsville Public Library where he worked with the Friends
of the Library. He was a talented artist and enjoyed woodworking, carving
and gardening.
He was born April 10, 1921, in Lawrence County to the late Alva Green and
Lona Mae Stumbo Rosebrough Sr. and was predeceased by two brothers and a
sister.
He is survived by three daughters, Jeannie Evans of Richwood, Vicki Cooper
of Columbus and Tina Brewer of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Greg
(Michelle) Evans, Carrie Evans, Jared Evans and Tara Biederman; two
sisters, Gladys (Robert) Watkins of Marion and Frances (Alfred) Jividen of
Richwood; a brother, Russell (Jeri) Rosebrough of Marion.
The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate at private graveside services Saturday
at the Price Cemetery where veterans services will be conducted by Richwood
VFW Post 870 and American Legion Baccarat Post 40. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Guerriero Funeral
Home in North Kingsville. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of
the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsville Public Library, 6006
Academy Ave., Kingsville, Ohio 44048



YVONNA ILENE "COOKIE" RAUSCH
Yvonna Ilene "Cookie" Rausch, 65, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware following a
six-month battle with ovarian cancer.
A 1953 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a homemaker and cleaned
houses in the community for more than 34 years. She was a member of the New
Dover United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed
collecting angels, working needlepoint and going to flea markets and
especially enjoyed visiting with friends and family and talking on the
telephone.
She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Marysville, the youngest of four children of
the late Charles Arthur and Zelma Faye Appleman Cook and was predeceased by
two brothers, marlin Cook and Melvin Cook.
A loving and devoted wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Lee
L.W. Rausch to whom she was married Sept. 25, 1953, at Springdale Baptist
Church by the Rev. George Reed; a son, Jeffrey Lee Rausch of the home; a
daughter, Janet Marie Lyons of Columbus; a sister, Donna Drumm of
Marysville; sisters-in-law, Betty Cook, Kathryn Cook and Betty (Bob) Borden
of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Rausch of Marysville; several nieces
and nephews; and many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Merrill Nicol, Gene Reese, Ralph Primmer, Cliff
Huffman, Loran Eastman and Steve Rausch.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover
United Methodist Church, 16637 Church Road, Marysville

CHRISTOPHER JOHN KENDALL
Christopher John Kendall, 39, of West Mansfield, formerly of St. Paris,
died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home.
He was assistant manager of pullet facilities for the DayLay Egg Company in
West Mansfield. He was a 1979 graduate of West Liberty-Salem High school
and had served as an advisor for the Country Wranglers 4-H Club. He was a
member of the American Dairy Goat Association, enjoyed showing his dairy
goats throughout the state and had won several awards.
He was born Feb. 3, 1961, in Urbana and was predeceased by his father,
Willard Kendall in 1973; his mother, Glenna Ropp Kendall on Sept. 24, 2000;
and a sister, Wilma Hodge who died in January 2000.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Miriam Yoder Kendall whom he
married July 7, 1992, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, Adam Kendall, a
sophomore at Michigan State Univ., and Zach Kendall, 11, of Springfield; a
stepdaughter, Sally Prickett of the home; his mother-in-law, Sarah Yoder of
St. Paris; three brothers, Rick (Virginia) Kendall of Lakeview, Willard
(Sharon) Kendall of Colorado and Roger (Becky) Kendall of Mechanicsburg;
two sisters, Karen Sue (Bill) Cole of Conway, S.C., and Edith (Mike)
Forsythe of Myrtle Beach; a brother-in-law, Bill Hodge of Columbus; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Messick will officiate and burial will be at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery
in DeGraff. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be Jim Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell, Rian Mooneyham, Scott
Bayliss, Brandson Blair, Eric Reames, Rick Tevis and Robert Schmid.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County
4-H Endowment Fund or the American Diabetes Association in care of the
funeral home


C. DWIGHT MINTER
C. Dwight Minter, 80, of Richwood died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Grant
Medical Center.
A graduate of Dola High School, he was involved with farming for more than
71 years and was president of The Minters Inc. He was an active member of
St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect, past president of the former
Richwood School Board and a member and past president of the former
Richwood Lions Club.
He was born Jan. 8, 1920, near Kenton to the late R.E. and Amy Martin
Minter and was predeceased by a brother, Ronald Minter, and a grandson. He
married Ruth A. Eibling March 1, 1941, at Dola Lutheran Church and she died
Sept. 30, 1998.
He is survived by six sons, Charles (Chong Hui) Minter of Richwood, William
(Janice) Minter of Burlington, N.C., James (Gayle) Minter of Phoenix,
Ariz., John Minter of Richwood, Dr. Richard (Pamela) Minter of Dublin and
Steven Minter of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two daughters, Johnna Sue (Greg)
White of Hilliard and LuAnne (Carl) Davis of Richwood; 15 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vivian Eibling and Virginia (Andrew)
Dirmeyer of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Stephen Bull will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday.
Mr. Minter's sons and sons-in-law will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or a
hospice organization of the donor's choice


EDNA MILDRED HIX
Edna Mildred Hix, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at Arbors of London.
She was born April 16, 1915, in Lawrence County to the late Edward and Ida
Ward and was predeceased by three children, Carl William, Mildred Mae and
Robert Clinton; a twin brother, Freddie Willard; brothers, Charles, Pearl
and Oscar; and sisters, Alice Henry and Lucy Jones; and her husband, the
Rev. Henry R. Hix.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (The Rev. Jim) Blankenship of Mount
Sterling; two sons, the Rev. Donald (Dottie) Hix of Woodstock and Russell
and Mary Lou Hix of Lilly Chapel; nine grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Good Hope Community
Church. The Rev. Johnnie Sparks of Vanceburg, Ky., and the Rev. Larry Brown
will officiate and burial will be at Madison Mills Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Porter Funeral Home in
Mount Sterling



YVONNA "COOKIE" COOK RAUSCH
Yvonna "Cookie" Cook Rausch, 65, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000,
at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Rausch.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

C. DWIGHT MINTER
C. Dwight Minter, 80, of Richwood died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Grant
Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood

MARY MARGUERITE SCHNEIDER
Mary Marguerite Schneider, 89, of Upper Sandusky died Friday, Oct. 20,
2000, at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center in Findlay.
She was the former owner and operator of Hoys Recreation in Marysville and
was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Findlay and our Lady of
Consolation Catholic Church in Carey.
She was born July 20, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late James and
Marguerite O'Conner Daniels and was predeceased by a sister, Monica Strohm;
a brother, James Daniels; and a great-grandchild. She married Russell L.
Schneider Nov. 12, 1934, and he died Feb. 16, 1991.
She is survived by a son, R. Larry and Cheryl Schneider of Marysville; a
daughter, Eileen (Fred) Ferguson; eight grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathleen Galvin of Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral services were held today at St. Michael Catholic Church in Findlay
and burial was at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to either church of which she was a member.
The Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay, was in
charge of arrangements


ALLEN W. STEWART
Allen W. Stewart, 75, of Belle Center died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at the
Dayton Veterans Hospital.
He was a former employee of the Ohio Grain Company, a bulk milk hauler and
retired from National Feeds Inc. He was a 53-year member of American Legion
Post 258 in North Lewisburg and a member of the O.S.P. Auxiliary for
several years.
He was born July 14, 1925, to the late Allen M. and Sarah E. (Mitchell)
Stewart.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris A. Swiss Stewart; three
daughters, Sherry (John Field) Boggs of South Vienna, Cathy (Richard
McGraw) Stewart of Urbana and Martha (Tim) Clay of Huntsville; five
granddaughters, Angela (Tim) White of Elkins, W.Va., Amy (Larry) Adams of
Bellefontaine, Tiffney (Earl) Blosser of South Vienna and Danielle and
Abigail Clay of Huntsville; five great-grandchildren, Greg Butler of
Bellefontaine, Latalia and Lukas White of Elkins, Dean Adams of
Bellefontaine and Gabrielle Blosser of South Vienna; two sisters, Mary
(Don) Smith of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Daisy Delaney of Unionville Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery
where military graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call from
1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg fire and E.M.S.
squads


SONDRA K. BURSON
Sondra K. Burson of New Concord died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, after a
four-year battle with breast cancer.
She was a 1958 graduate of Marysville High School and had been a secretary
at John Glenn High School in New Concord.
She was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Marysville to the late James and Ellen Saam.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jim Burson; children, Jamie
(J.P.) Nelis of Blue Ash and Jay (Leann) Burson of Westerville; four
grandchildren, Madison and Margo Nelis and Lee and Ty Burson; a brother,
Doug (Joyce) Saam of Texas; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian
Church on the Muskingum College Campus. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Mock and Miller Funeral Home in New Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur James
Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210

BEVERLY JEAN FAWN CARVER
Beverly Jean Fawn Carver, 56, of Marion, formerly of Delaware, died Sunday,
Oct. 15, 2000, at Marion General Hospital.
A 15-year resident of Marion, she was the commissary manager at the Ohio
Reformatory for Women for 10 years and owned Carver's Chair Caning. She was
a member of St. Mary's Church and helped at the church. She was a member of
Love Inc., the Creator's Guild and the Bereavement Committee and helped
with the baccalaureate breakfast. She enjoyed caning chairs, making baskets
and custom quilts and taking long rides in the country.
She was born Jan. 12, 1944, in Delaware to the late Frank W. and Betty Jean
Nixon Fawn and was predeceased by a brother, Frank Wesley Fawn Jr.
She is survived by her husband, William David Carver whom she married Feb.
15, 1986, in Marion; She is survived by children, Joel Ray Brown of
Prospect, Tracey Clarke Garee of Mount Vernon, William Clinton Garee of
Delaware, Dawn Shellen (John) Dixon of Charlotte, N.C., and Tanya Richelle
Garee Ballard of Marion; seven grandchildren, including Christopher
Ballard, Heather Detwiler, Chance Garee Roberts and Axi Garee; a sister,
Jackie Tenney of Sacramento, Calif.; and a cousin, Nicki (Chris) Acker of
Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic
Church. The Revs. James Klima and Wayne Evans will officiate. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Boyd Funeral Home where a
prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County

JAMES W. ORGAN
James W. Organ, 17, of Urbana died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was a junior at Graham High School where he was in the marching band and 4-H. He was an active member of FFA and last week was accepted for the FFA national convention in Louisville, Ky. He worked with his family on the Organ family farm and for the Maurice dairy farm where he helped with milking the cows. He was an active member of Covenant Fellowship Church of West Liberty and had a good faith of his own. He volunteered once a month at Our Daily Bread in Bellefontaine and was a member of the Concord Clove Leaf Squares.
He was born May 22, 1983, in Springfield and is survived by his parents, Frederick W. and Teresa S. Rucker Organ of Urbana; a brother, Paul J. Organ of Urbana; paternal grandparents, Frederick V. and Marilyn Organ of Urbana; paternal great-grandmother, Hazel F. Newman of Marysville; maternal grandparents, Carl and Shirley Rucker of Marysville; aunts and uncles, Elizabeth and Jerry Carter of Urbana, John and Kim Organ of St. Paris, Ronald and Kum-NyaNam Rucker of Lincoln, Neb., Carl Jr. and Julie Wagner Rucker of Columbus; and cousins, Jennifer Lynn Organ and Brian Michael Organ of St. Paris and Vincent Spiert, a student at Xavier University.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Westville United Methodist Church. The Revs. Donovan Zook and Frank James will officiate and burial will be at the Concord Cemetery. A meal will follow at the church. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Fellowship Youth Group, P.O. Box 348, West Liberty, Ohio 43357.
The Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Urbana is handling arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.littletonandrue.com

 

HOLLIS E. "SONNY" BRADLEY
Hollis E. "Sonny" Bradley, 73, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, a
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired hydraulics mechanic and a great father and husband. He was
a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and a member of VFW Post 3320.
He was born Nov. 27, 1926, in Enon to the late Phillip and Rhea Bradley
Mullaney.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Reisinger Bradley whom he married Sept.
29, 1962, in Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Nancy P. Brust of Raymond; three
grandchildren, Jason, Francheska and Patrick; an aunt, Ruth (Wayne) Parish
of Tulsa; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.


EDITH HELEN SPENCER NEILL
Edith Helen Spencer Neill, 81, of Watkins died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at
the Arbors in Delaware.
She was retired after 18 years as a cook at Watkins Elementary School in
the Fairbanks Local School District. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and
spending time with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born April 27, 1919, in Columbus to the late Fred and Virgie
Simpson Spencer and was predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude Thompson and
Ruth Childers; three brothers, Giles Spencer, John Spencer and Earl
Spencer; and a grandson, Eric Fields
She is survived by her husband, Merle W. Neill whom she married June 4,
1939; children, Robert (Rebecca) Neill and Roberta (Marlin) Fields of
Marysville and Merle A. (Alice) Neill of Delaware; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be
at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday

WILLIAM J. "BILL" BOLLACK SR.
William J. "Bill" Bollack Sr., 66, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Oct. 9,
2000, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a heavy equipment operator and a former employee of the Connolly
Construction Company of Marysville. He was a member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church of North Lewisburg, a 30-year volunteer of the
North Lewisburg Fire Department and a former Little League coach.
He was born March 16, 1934, in Franklin County to the late August and
Theresia Bollack.
He is survived by his wife, Janet E. Eggelston Bollack; six children,
Catherine Watkins of North Lewisburg, Anna (Arthur Sr.) Johnson of
Woodstock, William Bollack Jr. of West Mansfield, Kenneth "Pete" (Cindy)
Bollack and Patricia (Bryce) Brown of North Lewisburg and Mary (Jeff)
Miller of West Mansfield; 13 grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be at the convenience of the family and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Arrangements are being
handled by the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County Fire
Department, Immaculate Conception Church or Memorial Hospital of Union
County


HELEN O. HOWISON
Helen O. Howison, 92, of Ostrander died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000.
She was a graduate of Ostrander High School and The Ohio State University.
She began her teaching career at Zanesfield High School and taught
elementary school in Pharisburg, Warrensburg, Bellepoint and Ostrander. She
was a faithful member of the Warrensburg United Methodist Church since 1936
and was organist, pianist and a member of the United Methodist Women. She
was a member of the Delaware County Retired Teachers Association.
She was born Aug. 3, 1908, in Delaware County to the late Odell and Belva
Long Liggett.
She is survived by her husband, Homer L. Howison whom she married Aug. 25,
1936; a daughter, Martha (Tom) Smith of Plain City; two sons, John
(Charlene) Howison of Ostrander and Thomas (Jeanne) Howison of Galion; six
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Belvadell Sindlinger
of Brilliant.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Warrensburg United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Joe Beeler will officiate and burial will be at
Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Center St.,
Delaware, Ohio 43015

CONSTANCE WILSON
Constance Wilson, 96, formerly of Richwood died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at
Marion Manor Nursing Home where she had been living.
She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Fortnightly Club and
the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born April 23, 1904, in Richwood to the late John S. and Mary Sterr
Collier and was predeceased by a brother, two sisters and her husband,
Frederick Wilson.
She is survived by a sister, Isabel Blackford of Findlay and a
sister-in-law, Helen Collier of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove
St., Richwood


EVERETT EUGENE NICHOLS
Everett Eugene "Gene" Nichols, 59, of Oberlin died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000,
at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a long illness.
He had lived in Oberlin for 25 years and worked as a truck diver for
P.J.A.X. in Pittsburg for seven years until he became ill. He enjoyed
fishing and hunting.
He was born July 4, 1941, in Plain City to Everett and Gladys Debolt
Nichols and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Raab; his mother, Gladys Nichols of
Plain City; two stepdaughters, Tammy Gilbert of Oberlin and Tracy Barkacs
of Cleveland; two sons; a grandchild; and two brothers, Robert Nichols and
George Nichols of Plain City.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cowling Funeral
Home, 228 S. Main St., Oberlin, and burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in
Wellington. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road,
Elyria, Ohio 44035


DAVID D. SEITER
David D. Seiter, 85, formerly of Prospect, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, after
an extended illness at The Arbors in Delaware where he had been living for
the past five years.
He was a retired farmer, a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect
and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a 1933 graduate of Prospect
High School and received the FFA State Farmer Degree while at school.
He was born May 4, 1915, in Pleasant Township to the late Samuel D. and
Susan Elizabeth Oehler Seiter and was predeceased by a brother, Carl Seiter.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Almendinger Seiter whom he married Sept.
26 1936; two sons, Wayne (Roberta) Seiter of Prospect and Richard (Pat)
Seiter of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; a daughter, Kathleen Seiter of Prospect;
seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at the Prospect Cemetery. There
will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 200 E.
Water St., Prospect, Ohio 43342.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements


MARY ANN TAYLOR
Mary Ann Taylor, 77, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 6, 2000,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She retired in 1992 after 26 years as an unemployment claims examiner for
the Bureau of Employment Services in Marysville and London. She was a
member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Windsor Singers and a
former member of the Marysville Business and Professional Women. She
attended Holy Family and St. Aloysius schools and graduated from Sacred
Heart Catholic School in Columbus. She was an eternal optimist, a pillar of
strength to her entire family and a comforter and encourager of others. She
enjoyed traveling, playing low stakes poker, taking casino trips and bingo.
She was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Columbus to the late Henry and Alice Farmer
Falter and was predeceased by a brother, William Falter, and an aunt and
uncle, Kathryn and Tom Welsh. She married Paul Taylor, a well-known local
sheep shearer and he died in May 1991.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Mary) Taylor of London; two daughters,
Kathy (Alan) McCormick of Marysville and Karen (Frank) Rehm of Winterville,
N.C.; grandchildren, Cindy (Steven) Jackson and Lori (Paul) Jones of
Marysville, Randy Taylor of Columbus, Heather Taylor, Staci Taylor and Matt
Taylor of London and Megan Rehm of North Carolina; great-grandchildren,
Taylor and Ashley Jackson, Bridget Taylor and Skyler Jones; a brother, Paul
(Doris) Falter of New Orleans; three sisters, Nancy (Richard) Jones and
Martha (Walter) Dutko of Columbus and Virginia Linkous of Daytona Beach; a
sister-in-law, Betty Henry of Ann Arbor; several nieces and nephews,
including Mary Kay Dyer of Columbus; and special friends, Peggy Barry,
Florence Larcomb and Paul and Debbie Henning of Marysville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Community Center. The Rev. Barry Bentz will
officiate and burial will be at the Watkins Cemetery in Millcreek Township.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral
Home where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Agency
Transportation Service which provided her with transportation to her
medical appointments

DOROTHY MAE OLEXA
Dorothy Mae Olexa, 74, of Richwood, formerly of Hamilton, died Tuesday,
Oct. 3, 2000, at her home following an extended illness.
She was a dedicated pastor's wife, having served with her husband at United
Methodist churches in Obi, N.Y., Brush Valley, Pa., Bethel church in Salix,
Pa., and the Salvation Army on Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of the
Richwood First United Methodist Church and president of the United
Methodist Women. She had been a Sunday School teacher for 60 years and had
been president of the Johnstown, Pa., Ministers Wives Association. She was
a member of the Kings Daughters, Fortnightly Literary Club and the Sharing
Group of Richwood.
She received certification from the Duke University School of Dentistry as
a dental assistant and was a founding member of the Keeley Dental
Assistants Association and a member of the Ohio Dental Assistants
Association and the American Dental Assistants Association in which she
served as president. She had worked for Dr. Paul Gaylord in Hamilton and at
the Union County Extension Office from 1981 to 1986.
She was born May 25, 1926, in Hamilton to the late Edward Arthur and Flora
Mae Bowman Zimmerman. She married the Rev. John F. Olexa Aug. 18, 1968, and
he died March 24, 1981.
She is survived by a brother, Edward A. (Sylvia) Zimmerman Jr. of Richwood;
a sister, Shirley (George) Schmitt of Crestwood, Ky.; nieces and nephews,
Jenny (David) Morris of Delaware, Edward A. (Lori) Zimmerman III of Radnor,
Christopher Zimmerman of Richwood and Jillanne (Rick) Raggard of Crestwood,
Ky.; great-nieces and -nephews, Daniel and Mary Zimmerman of Radnor, Hannah
Raggard of Crestwood and Nathan and Rebekah Morris of Delaware; and six
stepchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the First United
Methodist Church of Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and
friends may call at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Calling hours will also be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the
Charles Young Funeral Home in Ross, followed by burial in the Darrtown
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of
Richwood at 18 S. Fulton St.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood

WALTER LOUCK JR.
Walter Louck Jr., 73, of London died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the
Madison County Hospital.
He retired in 1981 as a press operator at Desmon-Stevens Manufacturing Co.
in Urbana and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.
He was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Union County to the late Walter and Margaret
Gregg Louck Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Thomas Eugene Louck; a
grandson, Martin Floyd; and two sisters, June Bateman and Dickie Rieble.
He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Tatman Louck; four daughters, Diana
Iiams of Raymond, Beverly Floyd of Marysville, Melissa Andrews of Delaware
and Margaret "Tiny" Statler of Springfield; three sons, Walter Joseph Louck
and John Charles Louck of Urbana and Richard George Tatman of Grove City;
two stepdaughters, Sandra Smith of Urbana and Vickie Griffith of
Mechanicsburg; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters,
Dorothy Organ, Marjorie Bright and Betty Gordon of Delaware and Bernice
Fousnough of Marion; a brother, Geno Louck of Byhalia; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Eberle Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St.,
London, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Wendell Hurley will officiate and
burial will be at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
American Cancer Society

DOROTHY ELIZABETH CARLISLE
Dorothy Elizabeth Carlisle, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Marysville,
died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center.
She was a former employee of the Marysville Journal-Tribune and retired
from the Springfield News & Sun. She was a member of the Northridge
Methodist Church.
She was born Oct. 3, 1911, in Coalton to the late Walter and Clara Griffith
Vititoe and was predeceased by a brother, Willard Vititoe and a sister,
Mildred Husted. She married Otho Kermit Carlisle June 16, 1934, and he died
April 10, 1986.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Elizabeth) Carlisle of Springfield, Beverly
Knippenburg of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sharon (Elton Jr.) Webb of
Marysville; five grandchildren, Cheryl Hall, Tracy Gillis, Ty Webb and
Stacie and Brian Carlisle; two great-grandchildren, Jacqueline and Thomas
Gillis; two sisters, Leona Rockfield of Delaware and Mary Beck of
Springfield; a brother, Walter (Eiline) Vititoe of Columbus; and two
sisters-in-law, Erma Carlisle of Marysville and Wilburna Carlisle of
Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Jackson Lytle &
Ingling Williams Funeral Home, North Limestone Chapel, 2425 N. Limestone
St., Springfield. The Rev. Brenda Lifland will officiate and burial will be
at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle. Friends may call from 11
a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300
S. Limestone St., Springfield, Ohio 45502

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PAMELA JANE SMITH
Pamela Jane Smith, 53, of Marysville, formerly of Dublin, died Thursday,
Nov. 30, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville following a courageous battle
with brain cancer.
She was a data entry associate of Lab Corp of Dublin for 22 years and
formerly worked at the Scott Co. She was a 1966 graduate of Marysville High
School and received a business degree from Mata Business School in
Columbus. She enjoyed her family, especially her niece, nephews and
great-nieces, and enjoyed reading, traveling and flowers.
She was born June 11, 1947, in Columbus to the late Donald Ward and
Marguerite Jane DeGood Smith.
She is survived by a sister, Linda (Gale) Trees of Marysville; a nephew,
Billy (Cindy) Hoopes of Coronado, Calif.; a niece, Carrie Hoopes of
Oceanside, Calif.; two great-nieces, Alycia and Amy Jo; an uncle, Donald
(Rosalyn) DeGood of Marysville; an aunt, Edith Mae (Russell) Parrott of
Fort Lauderdale; special friends, Claudia and Craig; several cousins; and
her loving dog, Tiffany.
Her sister and brother-in-law invite friends for remembering and fellowship
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home. Graveside
services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union or Franklin County Humane
Societies.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


CHARLES W. "BILL" SHRIVER
Charles W. "Bill" Shriver, 79, of Plain City died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at
his home, surrounded by his family.
He was the former owner of Superior Plating and Shriver Anodizing and was
president of American Electroplaters Society in 1970 and president of the
National Association of Metal Finishers, Tri-State Branch in 1980. He was a
member of the Hayden Falls Gun Club, Lake Hill Hunting Club, Jerome United
Methodist Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 11 in Columbus and member of
the Dublin Historical Society.
He was a Master Mason in good standing of The Grand Lodge of Free and
Accepted Masons of Ohio Urania Lodge 311 in Plain City, Ancient Accepted
Scottish Rite member in good standing of the Lodge Council Chapter
Consistory, Valley of Columbus 32nd Degree Mason. He was a Noble in good
standing of Aladdin Temple AAONMS of Columbus and Past Patron of Order of
the Eastern Star Level Chapter 109, Hilliard (1961).
He was born Oct. 27, 1921, in Dublin to the late Charles William and Jennie
A. Price Shriver and was predeceased by a sister, Elsie E. Shriver; and a
son, James C. Shriver.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcia Gould Shriver; a daughter,
Melinda Payne; a daughter-in-law, Sherryl Shriver; a grandson, Tom (Donna)
Payne; a granddaughter, Laura (Charles) Ooten Sr.; two great-grandchildren,
Ashley Ooten and Charles Ooten Jr.; a sister, Eileen Johnston; and two
nephews, Gary (Alice) Johnston and David (Cheryl) Johnston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Roger Gorden will officiate and burial will be
at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be
held at 8:30 Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215

CHARLES JOSEPH "JOE" CALL
Charles Joseph "Joe" Call died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000.
He was president of Cabinet Pak Kitchens and was a real estate developer in
Marysville. He was a graduate of Marysville High School and attended The
Ohio State University and the University of Florida. He was a member of
Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple
Shrine, Honorable Kentucky Colonels, Fraternal Order of Elks 1130 and Loyal
Order of Moose 1651. He was also a member of the Union County Chamber of
Commerce, Union County Builders Association, President's Club at OSU, past
president of the Men's Board, Project Hope, Capitol Club, Scioto Country
Club and Timberview Golf Club, Marysville.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Mary Kathryn Call and is
survived by his wife, Belva Call; two daughters, Deborah Ann (William)
Allison of Columbus and Kathryn L. Call of Cape Coral, Fla.; six
grandchildren; a sister, Alice (Lawrence) Ahlers of Marysville; a niece and
two nephews; an uncle, Robert Call of Circleville; and close friends and
cousins.
Funeral services will be held at the Southwick-Good Funeral Chapel, 3100 N.
High St., at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3998



MARY ELIZABETH HESS
Mary Elizabeth Hess, 88, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 29,
2000, at the Arbors at Delaware after an illness of several years.
She was a homemaker and a member of Croton United Methodist Church.
She was born March 17, 1912, in Gunn City, Mo., to the late William and
Laura Manley Fitzgerald. She married Clarence W. Hess Nov. 20, 1931, in
Pleasant Hill, Mo., and he died Dec. 24, 1984.
She is survived by a daughter, Donnie June (Garnard) Boner of Richwood;
three granddaughters, Kaelyn (Robert) Hadley of Lexington, Ky., Lori (Bill)
Epperson of Valga, S.D., and Leanne (Bill) Welch of Reno, Nev.; four
great-grandchildren, Stephen and Stephanie Hadley and Ian and Clare Welch;
dear friends, Jim and Linda Wright of Richwood; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hartford Cemetery in
Croton. The Rev. Brian Dunham will officiate. A memorial service will be
held Dec. 27 at the Croton United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Ballinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


PAMELA JANE SMITH
Pamela Jane Smith, 54, of Marysville, formerly of Dublin, died Thursday,
Nov. 30, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

MARY HESS
Mary Hess, 88, of Richwood died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the Arbors at
Delaware.
Arrangements are pending with the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood


FEROL ERETTA KALE
Ferol Eretta Kale, 89, of Richwood died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the LaRue Senior Citizens and the Union
County Farm Bureau.
She was born Sept. 25, 1911, to the late Benton E. and Mildred Thomasson
Denman and was predeceased by a brother, Victor Denman and a sister, Letha
Shirea.
She is survived by her husband, Foster L. "Bus" Kale whom she married Feb.
15, 1930; a son, Robert L. (Pauline) Kale of Richwood; three
granddaughters, Kandy L. (Daniel) Lahut of Marion, Tracey L. (David)
Hollenbaugh of South Glastonbury, Conn., and Stephanie A. (Roger) Pitchford
of Richwood; six great-grandchildren, Bob and Tom Lahut, Ryan and McKenzie
Hollenbaugh and Spencer and Alex Pitchford; three brothers, William (Donna)
Denman of Byhalia, Benton (Joan) Denman Jr. of New Bloomington and Ed
(Sherry) Denman of LaRue; four sisters, Ima Robinson and Ruth (Eston)
Williams of LaRue and Joan (Neil) Denman and Phyllis (Charles) Leeth of
Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in LaRue. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will beat the
Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


ROSE R. CHAMBERLIN
Rose R. Chamberlin, 80, of Satsuma, Fla., formerly of North Lewisburg, died
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Putnam Community Medical Center.
She was a retired nurse's aide and had been a winter resident of Satsuma
for the past 10 years, moving there permanently three years ago. She
enjoyed knitting, crocheting and collecting oil lamps.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Edna Marie Chamberlin.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold W. Chamberlin; three
sons, Joe Chamberlin of Satsuma, Tom Chamberlin of Meriden, Conn., and Jim
Chamberlin of DeBary, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters.
No services are scheduled.
The Masters Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

HERBERT GLEN "HERB" FERRELL
Herbert Glen "Herb" Ferrell, 75, a Marysville resident since April and
formerly of the West Mansfield-York Center area, died Tuesday, Nov. 28,
2000, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous 1 1/2 year
battle with multiple myeloma.
He was retired after 34 years of service as a machinist with Eaton Axle in
Marion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S.
Army 711th Tank Battalion in Okinawa and Korea. He was a member of American
Legion Post 79 in Marysville after transferring from American Legion Post
603 in West Mansfield where he served in the Honor Guard.
He and his wife were active square dancers with the High Point See Saws
Square Dance Club and enjoyed traveling to Lexington, Ky., each fall for
the running of the Red Mile harness meet. He was especially happy to have
attended the running of this year's Little Brown Jug, having missed only
one Jug in the past 30 years.
He was an avid history buff and enjoyed wood working and golf. He dearly
loved his family and especially enjoyed participating in the activities of
his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Delaware to the late Joseph and Mazie Casto
Ferrell and was predeceased by two brothers, Earl and Joe Ferrell; and a
sister, Nola Bettice.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Donna Tallman Ferrell whom
he married Dec. 22, 1946, in Edison; two sons, Jim Ferrell of Columbus and
Jeff (Heather) Ferrell of Prospect; three daughters, Barb (Don) Eastman of
Raymond, Bonnie (Bob) Haughn of Richwood and Bev (Dave) Deck of Flower
Mound, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Dawn (Dave) Caldwell, Amy (Will) Wilson,
Kim (Kirby) Day, Matt (Amy) Eastman, Brad and Brian Haughn, Abbey and Logan
Ferrell, Ashley and Tyler Deck and Philip Ferrell; nine
great-grandchildren, Blaine, Dillon and Carlie Wilson, Ridge and Beau
Caldwell, Taylor and Haylee Day and Brayden and Carson Eastman; three
brothers, Don (Jane) Ferrell of Marion, Willard (Phyllis) Ferrell of
Delaware and Rae (Kam) Ferrell of Vienna, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Helen
Ferrell of Southbury, Conn.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John Cramer will officiate and burial with full
military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans Association will be
at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or the oncology department at Memorial
Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., Marysville.
Pall bearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Matt Eastman, Brad and
Brian Haughn, Kirby Day, Dave Caldwell and Will Wilson.

DONNA BELLE SARVER HAMILTON
Donna Belle Sarver Hamilton, 54, a lifetime resident of Peoria, died
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Marion General Hospital after a long illness.
A homemaker, she formerly worked in the kitchen at Hermie's Home
Restaurant. She was a member of the Peoria United Methodist Church and
especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was born June 21, 1946, in Kenton to Jacob H. and Frances E. Johnson
Sarver Jr. and was predeceased by her father; a brother, Donald Sarver; two
infant sisters; and a son, Billy Hamilton Jr.
She is survived by her mother of Peoria; her husband of 36 years, Billy G.
Hamilton to whom she was married Oct. 22, 1964, at the Peoria United
Methodist Church; three sons, Edward (Resia) Hamilton of Richwood, Dennis
Hamilton and his friend Penny Allen of Broadway and Robert Hamilton of the
home; a daughter, Frances (Donnie) Spain of Marysville; seven
grandchildren, Tiffany, Brittany, Michael, Stephanie and Miranda Hamilton
and Sabrina and Donald Eugene Spain Jr.; two brothers, Bill (Donna) Sarver
of Broadway and Jacob (Sue) Sarver of Richwood; four sisters, Winifred
Shreve of Bellefontaine and Elaine Thompson, Lorna Owen and Mary (John)
Rister of Marysville; nine aunts, Leona Stanford of Perrysburg, Winifred
Sarver of Peoria, Florence (Lowell) Appleman of Prospect, Evelyn Sarver of
Marion, Juanita Miller of Marysville, Mary Grace Ritter of Tucson, Ariz.,
Margaret Raymond of North Bloomfield, Martha Wynn of New York and Helen
Johnson of Sycamore; two uncles, Charles (Edith) Sarver of Delaware and
Harry Johnson Jr. of Marysville; and several nieces nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Matthew Wright will officiate and burial will be at
the Raymond Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until
the time of the service

CHRISTINE SCHOTTE SCHAEFER
Christine Charlotte Maria Martha Schotte Schaefer, 94, died Wednesday, Nov.
22, 2000, at Beatrice Manor in Bremen, Kan.
She was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church near Bremen, Kan.,
where she was baptized Feb. 25, 1906, by the Rev. Fredrich Pennekamp and
confirmed March 28, 1920, by the Rev. Otto Mencke. She sang in the choir
before her marriage and was active in the Ladies Aid. She attended Bluhm
Public School and Immanuel Lutheran School during her first through eighth
grades, then attended Deshler Lutheran Business College, continuing her
education and learning sewing and pattern drafting. She did good deeds for
others, kept a beautiful flower and vegetable garden, enjoyed sewing for
her family and was an excellent cook. She enjoyed spending time visiting
with family and friends.
She was born Feb. 15, 1906, to the late Henry and Hulda Meyer Schotte and
was predeceased two sisters, Mary Holle and Hulda Duensing; two brothers,
Paul and Henry Schotte; a daughter-in-law, LaVerna Schaefer; and a
great-grandson, Zachary Scott Luedders. She was also predeceased  on May
15, 1993, by her husband, Lester Schaefer Sr. to whom she was married May
8, 1927, by the Rev. A.C. Traugott at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Eleanor Schaefer of Marysville, Kan.,
MaryAnn (Elmer) Luedders of Beatrice and Carol (Dennis) Dellinger of
Marysville, Ohio; two sons, Eldred (Verena) Schaefer of Bremen and Lester
Schaefer Jr. of Palmer, Kan.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-granddaughter; a brother, William (Margaret) Schotte of Bremen;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Bremen and burial will be at the church cemetery. Calling hours
will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Kinsley Mortuary in
Marysville, Kan., and the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m

MARY EDYTHE NEWTON
Mary Edythe Newton, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Carriage Court in
Marysville.
She was a member of the Owensville United Methodist Church and enjoyed
playing bridge.
She was born July 11, 1912, in Posey County, Ind., to the late Lawrence and
Alene Tatum Reynolds and was predeceased by her husband, Winfred L. Newton;
a son, Dave Newton; two brothers, Harold and Glen Reynolds; a sister,
Elizabeth Jean Redman; and a grandson, Brett Barnard.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Weathers and Sara Ader of
Marysville; a son, Paul Newton of Rockford, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Maumee Cemetery near
Johnson, Ind. The Rev. William Ping will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Holder Funeral Home in
Owensville, Ind.
Local arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home


THELMA M. WARYE
Thelma M. Warye, 88, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in
the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and had lived at Union Manor Nursing Center since the
spring of 1998. She graduated two years ahead of her class at a
Bellefontaine High School in 1928. She was known in the community for her
cooking, canning vegetables, membership in Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of
the Eastern Star and her unwavering dedication to her family.
She was born Aug. 8, 1912, in a log farmhouse near West Liberty to the late
Ruby Prater and was predeceased Sept. 10, 1984, by her husband, Herman
"Hinie" Warye whom she married in 1938.
She is survived by a son, Paul Kieth (Roxanne) Warye of Grafton; a
daughter, Marsha Ann Warye of Whittier, Calif.; two granddaughters, Crystal
Ann Warye and Angela Suzzanne Warye of Grafton; two step-granddaughters,
Sherry Lynn Tillman Miller of Elyria and Toni Michele Durant of Columbus;
and two step-grandsons; Leo Tillman of Elyria and Lewis Edwin Durant of
Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Wayne Gwynn will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday


DONALD LEE WILLIAMS
Donald Lee Williams, 61, of Green Camp died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital after an illness of 15 months.
He was a retired dog warden and was of the Protestant faith. He was a
veteran of the Army National Guard and a member of Waldo American Legion
Post 605.
He was born March 1, 1939, in Crawford County and was predeceased by his
father, Omer P. Williams and a sister, Wanda Sandlin.
He is survived by his mother, Helen L. Williams of Prospect; his companion,
Virginia "Ginny" Holton of Green Camp; four sons, Ricky (Laurie) Williams
of Marion, Randy (Cindy) Williams and Fred Williams of Louisville, Ky., and
Ronnie (Sonny) Williams of Missouri; a daughter, Deborah Williams Hahn of
Louisville; several grandchildren; six brothers, Bill (Millie) Williams and
Larry (Kathy) Williams of Marion, Phil (Janet) Williams of Radnor, Richard
(Pam) Williams and Bud (April) Williams of Prospect and Mark (Sandy)
Williams of Iberia; and two sisters, Jean Jackson of Prospect and Linda
(Herb) Bilger of Mount Gilead.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home. The Rev. C. Rorke Warne will officiate and burial will be at
the Shoup Cemetery in Thompson Township. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home

MARY ROBERTA RIPLEY
Mary Roberta Ripley, 76, of Marysville died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville, surrounded by her family.
A homemaker and wonderful mother, she and her husband owned Ripley
Chevrolet-Oldsmobile agency from 1959 to 1975. A 1942 graduate of
Springfield High School, she worked in a factory during World War II and
volunteered at Memorial Hospital of Union County. An avid reader and
traveler, she and her husband cruised the Caribbean extensively and visited
Europe three times. She especially enjoyed her German shepherd, Greta.
She was born May 24, 1924, in Springfield to the late Robert and Mary
Cromes Morgal and was predeceased by a sister Jean Crider.
She is survived by her husband of more than 55 years, Forest E. Ripley whom
she married Feb. 16, 1945, at the Wittenberg chapel in Springfield; four
sons, Robert Forest (Connie) Ripley of Auburn, Ala., Michael Eugene
(Elizabeth) Ripley of Marysville, Thomas A. (Valerie) Ripley of Huron and
Tim (Annette) Ripley of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren, Jessica Renee,
Lauren Nicole, Karleigh McKell, Samantha Lynn, Chad Michael and Carmen Lee
Ripley; and two brothers-in-law, Paul Crider of Vero Beach, Fla., and Okey
Ripley of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
16540 County Home Road, Marysville

MARY ELLEN MOORE
Mary Ellen Moore, 77, a lifetime resident of East Liberty died peacefully
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in her home, surrounded by her family.
She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife and a longtime member of the East
Liberty Church of Christ and its Ladies Aid. She was a 1941 graduate of
East Liberty High School and belonged to numerous bridge and euchre clubs.
She traveled extensively and had spent her winters in recent years in
Hawthorne, Fla.
She was born May 20, 1923, in East Liberty to the late Ansel Wooster and
Margaret Wood Grubbs and was predeceased by a brother, Roy Grubbs. She
married Lowell V. Moore Aug. 18, 1945, in East Liberty and he died Nov. 17,
1986.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann (Tom) Martin of Columbus, Jane
Moore of Grosse Ile, Mich., and June Bray of Cary, N.C.; four
grandchildren, Abbey (Scott) Heath, Nick Martin and Kerri and Adam Bray; a
sister-in-law, Iola Grubbs of Virginia; an aunt, Grace Brown of Columbus;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Liberty
Church of Christ, 9505 Foundry St., East Liberty. Dr. Jason Robson and
David Young will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty Church of Christ
Ladies Aid

JOE L. GINGERICH
Joe L. Gingerich, 67, of Plain City died Satufday, Nov. 25, 2000, after a
three-month illness.
He was a member of Bethesda Fellowship and had a heart for missions, being
involved in many foreign missions.
He was born to the late Levi J. and Sarah Miller Gingerich and was
predeceased by a sister, Mary Yutzy and two grandchildren, Anthony
Gingerich and Tonya Gingerich.
He married Mary Ada Miller Feb. 21, 1957, and she survives. He is also
survived by seven children, Philip (Ruth) Gingerich of Plain City, Karen
Gingerich of the Dominican Republic, Mark (Mary) Gingerich of Plain City,
James (Rhonda) Gingerich of Amanda, Timothy (Charlene) Gingerich, Joseph
Gingerich and Beth Gingerich of Plain City; 19 grandchildren; six brothers,
Lloyd (Mary) Gingerich, Dan (Wilma) Gingerich, John (Erma) Gingerich, Jonas
(Mae) Gingerich, Lawrence (Wava) Gingerich and Lee (Celesta) Gingerich;
three sisters, Martha (Mel) Shetler, Edna (Perry) Troyer and Anna
Gingerich; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday and United Bethel
Mennonite Church where friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge
International for Christ, in care of the Richwood Bank, 601 W. Main St.,
Plain City, Ohio 43064.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City


KYLE WILLIAM BOWMAN
Kyle William Bowman, 17, of Irwin died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000.
He was a junior at Fairbanks High School and played center for the
Fairbanks Panthers. His football career included two years in Pee Wee
League, two years in junior high and three years on the high school squad.
He was a member of FFA and enjoyed showing cattle at the Union County Fair,
baling hay in the summer and skiing in the winter. He was devoted to his
family and always looked forward to spending time with his grandparents and
cousin, Gage.
He was born Oct. 25, 1983, in Marysville and was predeceased by
grandparents Cecile Collins, James Marine and Edgar Bowman.
He is survived by his parents, Terry G. and Kelly J. Reed Bowman of Irwin;
a sister, Heather L. of the home; maternal grandparents, Janice and Larry
Reed of Marysville; paternal grandparents, Barbara and William "Bill"
Bowman of Indian Lake; maternal great-grandmother, Rosetta Marine of
Marysville; paternal great-grandmother, Laura Bowman of Marysville; aunts
and uncles, Matt and Tracy Reed and their children, Adrienne and Claire,
Jeff and Heather Bowman and their children, Mackenzie and Gage and Patti
Bowman and Tim James and her children, Lori and Brook; and many friends on
the football team and in the high school.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home in Marysville. The Rev. John Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers and honorary pall bearers will be teammates on the Fairbanks
High School football team.
Memorial contributions may be made to the FHS Touchdown Club in care of the
school or the funeral home

DONNA BELLE SARVER HAMILTON
Donna Belle Sarver Hamilton, 54, of Peoria died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Hamilton.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

SHAWN KYLE MCCLAIN
Shawn Kyle McClain, 19, of Richwood died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Ohio
State University Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident.
An Eagle Scout, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 355 of the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. He was a 2000 graduate of Marysville
High School where he played football and was a member of the track and
cross country teams. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a
freshman at Columbus State Community College. Known for his sense of humor,
he enjoyed athletics and painting and sketching.
He was born Sept. 5, 1981, in Marion and was predeceased by grandparents,
Raymond and Dorothy McClain and Bernard Clarridge.
He is survived by his parents, John and Jane McClain; a sister, Courtney J.
McClain, a junior at Ohio State; his maternal grandmother, Joan Clarridge
of Clearwater, Fla.; aunts, Brenda Porter of Columbus, Susan Johnson of
Marysville, Judy Clarridge of Los Angeles and Sally Clarridge of
Clearwater; an uncle, John (Brenda) Clarridge of London; a great aunt, Ella
Mae Clarridge of Marysville; and many other relatives and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian
Church, Fifth and Court Streets, Marysville, and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Friends may call at the church from 4 to 7
p.m. Sunday and from 4 p.m. until the time of the service Monday.
The Underwood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scout Troop 355 memorial fund
for special needs and projects.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

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BETTY J. FORSYTHE
Betty J. Forsythe, 79, of Woodstock died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Spring
Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She was retired from the Robbins & Myers Co. in Springfield and was a
loving mother, grandmother and friend to those who survive her.
She was born July 25, 1921, to the late Glenn and Hazel Ullom Garey and was
predeceased by a siste, Ruth Graham; a brother, William Roger Garey; and in
1994 by her husband, Earl R. Forsythe.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Briget) Forsythe of Springfield; two
grandsons, Cole Forsythe of Springfield and Grant Forsythe of Urbana; two
sisters, Jean Graham of Marysville and Mary Jane (Bill) Duff of Wellton,
Ariz.; a very special family, Steve and Bea Metz of Woodstock, Natalie
(J.D.) Moore and daughter, Darian of North Lewisburg, Nathan (Candice) Metz
and their daughter, Cydnee of Woodstock; and special friends, Alberta Craig
and Mary Nance.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Don Hix will officiate and burial
will be at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday


PAUL E. COWGILL
Paul E. Cowgill, 80, of the Masonic Village in Springfield died Friday,
Dec. 29, 2000, at Community Hospital in Springfield. He was a former
resident of Upper Arlington and Richwood.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war. He
was retired in 1984 after 37 years in the construction industry and was a
member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Triangle 748 F&AM,
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine and Richwood Civic
Center. He was also a member of American Ex-Prisoners of War, American
Legion Baccarat Post 40 and VFW Post 870 in Richwood, D.A.V. #55 Union
County and the 80th Division Veterans Association.
He was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Jackson Township, Union County, to the late
Elmer E. and Callie Stultz Cowgill and was predeceased by a sister, Vera
Cowgill Clark; and on Feb. 20, 1998, by his wife, Jane Anders Cowgill whom
he married Sept. 27, 1942.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Sharon) Cowgill Sr. of Enon and
Gregory (Sarah) Cowgill of Fairfax, Va.; two grandchildren, Amy (Jason)
Tingley of Enon and Jeffrey Cowgill Jr. of Fairborn; two
great-grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Tingley; a niece, Theresa Clark; and
two sisters-in-law, Marjory Moon of DeWitt, Iowa, and Mary Adams Smith of
Gainesville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery where veterans services will be conducted by the VFW and
American Legion posts of Richwood. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 18
S. Fulton St., Richwood, or the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove St.,
Richwood

CHARLES MARSHALL BOSWELL
Charles Marshall Boswell, 68, of Prospect died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a retired train conductor for the C&O Railroad and was an avid bowler.
He was born June 26, 1932, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to the late Marshal
and Mary Miller Boswell.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith Boswell whom he married Oct. 20,
1972, in Prospect; three sons, Marshal (Becky) Boswell and Glenn (Debbie)
Boswell of Marion and David Boswell of Delaware; two daughters, Kathi
(Gene) Ritchie of Caledonia and Beverly Gamble of Willard; eight
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David Rush will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio

LUCILE J. ISLER
Lucile J. Isler, 93, formerly of Prospect and a resident of Marion Manor
for several years, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at Marion Manor.
She was a secretary in the College of Education at the University of
Maryland from 1957 to 1965 and was an active member of the Prospect Baptist
Church and was active in the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
She was born Oct. 24, 1907, in Denver, Colo., to the late Edward and Martha
Bawtenham and was predeceased by a son, David Edward Isler and a sister.
She married David A. Isler Sept. 2, 1934, and he died Feb. 1, 1980.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Dickson of Westminster, Colo.; four
sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Prospect Baptist
Church. The Rev. C. Rorke Warne will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect is in charge of arrangements

MICHAEL "MIKE" FRANKLIN SIMPSON
Michael "Mike" Franklin Simpson, 44, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at his home.
He was a 1975 graduate of Marysville High School and loved country "oldies"
music, fishing and video photography. He was a former member of the Moose
and Eagles lodges in Marion.
He was born July 15, 1956, in Delaware and was predeceased by his mother,
Madelyn Marie Smith Clapham and grandparents, Effie and Tom Ebright and Ed
and Thelma Simpson.
He is survived by his parents, Franklin "Pick" and Amy Lynn Simpson of
Marysville; a brother, Glen Simpson of Marysville; six sisters, Carleen
(Bob) Mackey of Broadway, Sherry (David) Martin of Marysville, Deb. (Ray)
Large and Joni (Gary) Thacker of Marion, NaNette (Tom) Taylor of Hillsboro
and Kathy Hood of Portsmouth; three aunts, Harriet (Jim) Finch of Urbana,
Ginny (Sandy) Sanford of Middleburg and Tude (Ron) Neibler of Michigan; his
stepfather, Odie Clapham of Marion; a special friend, Darryl Floyd of
Broadway; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be Ray Large, Bob Mackey, Gary Thacker, Dave Martin, Tom
Taylor, Darryl Floyd, Ramie Large, Morgan Brey and Glenn Simpson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Care of Memorial Hospital
of Union County.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN MELVIN WILLIAMS
John Melvin Williams, 83, of North Lewisburg died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000 at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a past member of the Pork Council and a member of the Farm Bureau,
Champaign Agriculture and Pure Breed Pork. He was a custodian and bus
driver for the Triad schools and an avid trap shooter.
He was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Champaign County to the late John Anderson
and Elizabeth Runyan Williams and was predeceased by his wife, Klare
Williams and two brothers, Charles and Bill Williams.
He is survived by two sons, John Burrell (Katie) Williams of North
Lewisburg and Steve (Stella) Williams of West Liberty; three grandchildren,
Jennifer (Jason) Patterson, Jacqueline Williams and Joshua Williams; three
step-grandchildren, Josetta Frantz, Michelle (Mark) Amidon and Annette
Finch; two great-grandchildren, Courtney Williams and Jaycie Patterson;
five step-great-grandchildren, Christopher, Bradley, Terra, Meisha and
Emily; a sister, Mary Beltz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Kurtis King
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today

CAROL L. WILSON
Carol L. Wilson, aka Jessa Wells, 48, of Lima died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000,
at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
She had lived in Odessa, Texas, and had worked for Rapid Account professionals.
She was born March 5, 1952, in Delaware to the late Elmer Guy and Fanny
Belt Gaines.
She is survived by her husband, Paul "Tim" Wilson whom she married Aug. 17,
1969; a daughter, Clista Cobb of Lima; three grandchildren, Tony Cobb,
Jessica Cobb and Chasalin Cobb of Lima; three brothers, Dave Gaines of
Newark and Kenneth Gaines and Kelly Gaines of Marysville; a sister, Pam
(Jim) Marriner of Marysville; and her mother-in-law, Maxine McClintock of
Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral
Home, 311 W. Main St., Cridersville. The Rev. Joe Heeter will officiate and
cremation will follow the services. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society

KIRK ANTHONY STEPHENS
Kirk Anthony Stephens, 41, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, as
the result of an automobile accident.
He attended Marysville Freewill Baptist Church where he sang in the choir
and was a former volunteer for Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital of Union
County. He enjoyed playing the guitar, singing old country songs, fishing
and camping.
He was born Nov. 13, 1959, in Springfield and was predeceased by his
father, Harold E. Stephens and a brother, Mark, in 1975.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Stephens of London; his wife, Terry L.
Teague Stephens of Marysville; seven children, Rick, Misti, Brandi, Joshua,
Cody and Courtney Stephens and Amber Teague; a granddaughter, Alyssa
Stephens; a sister, Julie Stephens of Marysville; four brothers, Brad
(Brenda) Stephens of Marysville, Eric (Amy) Stephens of Gahanna, Bart
(Jodi) Stephens of Raymond and Aaron Stephens of London; his former wife,
Sherri (Marty) Turner of Gahanna; an uncle, Max (Linda) Phillips of
Florida; three aunts, Patricia (John) Jordan of Plain City, Josephine Able
of Newark and Marjorie (Winfred) Lindsey of Georgia; his mother-in-law,
Evelyn Teague of Fairborn; seven cousins, Doug and Dennis Brady, Max Jordan
and John Jordan Jr., Angie Brown, Kimberly and Kiley Phillips; nieces and
nephews, Jeremiah, Shaunelle, Shane, Todd, Justin, Kane, Christine and
Logan; a special friend, Jay Collins of Westerville; several other
relatives; and many church friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made in the name of the deceased in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JAMES R. MCCONNAHEA
James R. McConnahea, 67, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired after 17 1/2 years of service with Eljer's. He enjoyed
crafts and was and avid wrestling fan.
He was born May 2, 1933, in Urbana to the late Robert R. and Rosa Gordon
McConnahea and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret E. Wenger and a
brother, Roger McConnahea.
He is survived by his wife, Delores J. "Sue" Rader whom he married May 30,
1959, at St. John's Lutheran Church; two sons, James R. (Theresa)
McConnahea of West Mansfield and Steven E. McConnahea of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Michael, Johnathan and Ryan McConnahea; two brothers, Robert
E. (Mary) McConnahea of Lakeview and John E. (Mary Ann) McConnahea of
Columbus; a sister-in-law, Irene (James) Williamson of Antwerp; two
brothers-in-law, George Wenger of Marysville and Harold (Aryln) Rader of
San Diego; a special friend, Jim Rader; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 6 to 9
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home

MARGARET P. CUBBEGE
Margaret P. Cubbege, 89, of Ostrander, formerly of Portsmouth, died Monday,
Dec. 25, 2000, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was retired as office manager for Dr. James Berent Orthopedics in
Portsmouth and was a former church secretary for Trinity United Methodist
Church in Portsmouth where she was a lifelong member. She served as the
church Sunday School secretary and was a member of Young at Hearts. She was
a member of the Portsmouth Literary Club and an associate member of the
Portsmouth Retired Teachers Association and was a meals on wheels
volunteer. Since moving to Ostrander a few years ago to be closer to her
daughter, she attended the Ostrander Presbyterian Church. She traveled
extensively all over the United States with church friends and enjoyed
reading and hand sewing.
She was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Portsmouth to the late Rutherford B. and
Edna McAdow Cross and was predeceased by her stepmother, Rachel Cross in
1979 and a sister, Martha Brock in 1965.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Leo "Tom") Morgan of Ostrander; three
grandsons, Kevin Morgan of Ostrander, Tom (Heather) Morgan of Marysville
and Mark (Deborah) Morgan of Marysville; two great-grandsons, Matt and
Shawn Morgan and three great-granddaughters, Erin, Katie and Madison Morgan.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
The Rev. John Groat will officiate and burial will be at Mill Creek
Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour
prior to the service Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6555
Busch Blvd., Suite 102, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


IRENE M. MCCRACKEN
Irene M. McCracken, 95, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A retired elementary teacher, she taught third and fifth grades at several
Union County schools. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
of Marysville and enjoyed sewing, knitting and her family, especially her
grandchildren. During her retirement years, she and her husband, Curtis,
traveled extensively across the county in their campers and enjoyed their
many acquaintances in their camping clubs and their winters in Florida.
She was born April 27, 1905, in Union County to the late Edgar L. and Lulu
B. Rogers Rittenhouse and was predeceased by a daughter, Marian Sabins. She
married Curtis H. McCracken May 1, 1926, in Columbus and he died Aug. 14,
1982.
She is survived by a son, Charles C. "Chuck" (Marie) McCracken of Spring
Hill, Fla.; a daughter, Clara G. King of Marysville; nine grandchildren,
Kathy (Rick) Lewis of Newark, Charles (Marla) Sabins of Kenton, Kevin
Sabins of Denver, Colo., Jan (Tom) Wanucha of Naperville, Ill., Wayne
McCracken of New Port Richey, Fla., Tammy (David) Hyder of Marysville and
Felicia (Arnie) Andrade, Renee (Jay) Bolan and Sean Backman of Florida; 19
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester L.
Rittenhouse of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Charles McCracken, Wayne McCracken, Kevin Sabins, Rick
Lewis, Tim Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis, David Hyder and Mitch Hyder.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home


EMMA C. WILLIAMS
Emma C. Williams, 90, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in the
intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness.
She was retired after 36 years as a stenographer and bookkeeper with
Nestle's. She was an Avon representative for 15 years and worked for eight
years as a secretary with Scott Mills Inc. She was a longtime member of the
First United Methodist Church of Marysville and  member of the United
Methodist Women, in which she enjoyed fellowship in the Friendship Dinner
Group. She was a graduate of Union Local High School in Milford Center and
of Moore's Business College in Urbana.
She was born Aug. 22, 1910, in Milford Center, the third of four children
of the late Jacob W. and Ella Walke McIntire and was predeceased by a
son-in-law, Dorence Sabins; two brothers, Cornelius "Corny" McIntire and
Francis "Frank" McIntire; and a sister, Minnie Rutan. She married Wilford
"Bill" Williams in 1949 and he died in 1960.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Sabins of Marysville; a stepson,
Wilford Williams Jr.; a grandson, Robert W. Sabins of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Mary McIntire of Marysville; two nieces, Mariam Weitzenecker
of Marysville and Lois (Mike) Smith of Columbus; and two nephews, Robert
(Mary) Rutan of Milford Center and William McIntire of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. James A. Stauffer will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the
service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church,
207 S. Court St., Marysville


HARRY P. SCHOENMAN JR.
Retired Lt. Col. Harry P. Schoenman Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., died Friday,
Dec. 22, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jane A. Sherman Schoenman; a son,
Philip C. Schoenman of Marysville; and a sister, Anna Mae Urban.
Private funeral arrangements are pending with the Aubertine-Lopes Funeral
Home, 129 Allen St., New Bedford


ROBERT RUSSEL PACHA
Robert Russel Pacha, 69, of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 25,
2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired truck driver for Madison Landmark and a member of Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church, Baccarat American Legion Post 40 in Richwood
and the Richwood Civic Center. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the
Korean War and enjoyed fishing and being with his family, especially his
grandchildren.
He was born May 27, 1931, in Richwood to Frank W. and Hazel Wilson Pacha
and was predeceased by his father and a brother, Paul Pacha.
He is survived by his mother, Hazel Graham of Richwood; his wife, Marion L.
Millette Pacha whom he married Dec. 4, 1954, at St. Joseph's Church in
Burlington, Vt.; a son, Robert Frank (Lynn) Pacha of Richwood; two
daughters, Doris Irene (John) Willis of Richwood and Kathy Marie (Alan)
Fitzpatrick of Magnetic Springs; eight grandchildren, Shelby McClincy,
Jeremy Wurtsbaugh, Michael Goins, Robert Willis, Jessica Check, Michael
Fitzpatrick, Alishia Rodman and Rhiannon Rodman; two step-grandchildren,
John Willis and Miranda Swartz; five great-grandchildren; and a
step-great-granddaughter.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes
Church in Marysville. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran services will be conducted by
the Richwood American Legion and VFW posts. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood where a Rosary
service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church for masses to be said for
the deceased


ROBERT RUSSEL PACHA
Robert Russel Pacha, 69, of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 25,
2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired truck driver for Madison Landmark and a member of Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church, Baccarat American Legion Post 40 in Richwood
and the Richwood Civic Center. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the
Korean War and enjoyed fishing and being with his family, especially his
grandchildren.
He was born May 27, 1931, in Richwood to Frank W. and Hazel Wilson Pacha
and was predeceased by his father and a brother, Paul Pacha.
He is survived by his mother, Hazel Graham of Richwood; his wife, Marion L.
Millette Pacha whom he married Dec. 4, 1954, at St. Joseph's Church in
Burlington, Vt.; a son, Robert Frank (Lynn) Pacha of Richwood; two
daughters, Doris Irene (John) Willis of Richwood and Kathy Marie (Alan)
Fitzpatrick of Magnetic Springs; eight grandchildren, Shelby McClincy,
Jeremy Wurtsbaugh, Michael Goins, Robert Willis, Jessica Check, Michael
Fitzpatrick, Alishia Rodman and Rhiannon Rodman; two step-grandchildren,
John Willis and Miranda Swartz; five great-grandchildren; and a
step-great-granddaughter.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes
Church in Marysville. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran services will be conducted by
the Richwood American Legion and VFW posts. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood where a Rosary
service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church for masses to be said for
the deceased

DENVIL LEON COLLINS
Denvil Leon Collins, 84, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and driver, working for Parrot Implement. He was a
member of the Union Baptist Church and the Board of Bible Memory
Association, St. Louis, Mo.
He was born July 3, 1916 in Portsmouth to Harry and Viola Dickerson Collins
who predeceased him in death. Also predeceased are a sister and a
half-sister.
He was married to Starling Monson on May 20, 1939 in Richwood. She survives.
He is also survived by a son, Gary (Nancy) Collins of Richwood; three
daughters, Reva (James) Munro of Clearwater, Fl., Linda (Cecil) Martin of
Toledo, and Karen (Richard) Shaffer of Findlay; two brothers, Amil Collins
of Richwood and Paul Collins of Ogden, Ut.; two sisters, Madlyn Sawyer or
Marion and Ruth Chipman of New York; as well as 10 grandchildren and nine
great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Dr. James Munro will officiate and burial will follow
at the Price Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood EMS. Cards are available
at the funeral home.


JOSEPH S. GILLESPIE
Joseph S. Gillespie, 84, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at the Ohio Veterans
Home in Sandusky.
He was a supervisor at the Marion Correctional Institution for 26 years.
The 1934 Harding High School graduate was a weightlifter, avid sportsman,
gardener, carpenter and animal lover.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a WWII Navy veteran. He
was a member of the Prospect American Legion Post 368.
He was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Marion County to Carl Cash and Grace Lloy Rapp
Gillespie who predeceased him in death. Also predeceased are five brothers
and three sisters.
He was married to Virginia Pitts June 15, 1948 in at St. Mary's Rectory in
Marion. She survives and lives in Prospect.
Also surviving are a two daughters, Peggy Jo Koogler and Dr. Carmella
Gillespie; a son Michael Gillespie; a sister Ruth Albright; and five
grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date at the Prospect
Cemetery. The Ballinger Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Humane Society, 2264
Richland Rd., Marion, 43302.

ROGER E. OMAN
Roger E. Oman, 66, of the Radnor area died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a 1953 graduate of Richwood High School and a lifelong farmer who
farmed with deep respect for the soil. He drove starting gate for the
harness races and was a member of the Magnetic Springs United Methodist
Church and the former Richwood Lions Club. He enjoyed trips on the back
roads and was an avid reader.
He was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Richwood to the late Jack and Frances
Schertzer Oman.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Tumbleson Oman whom he married Dec. 27,
1959; three sons, Mark, Keith (Becky) and Mike Oman of the Radnor area; two
grandchildren, Dillon and Isaac; step-grandchildren, Steve Bankes and Amy
Beightler; a step-great-grandson, Brick Bankes; a brother, Dick (Marilyn)
Oman of Celina; a nephew, Jeff Oman of Columbus; and a niece, Jodi Uetrecht
of Oregonia.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time
of the service. The Rev. Michelle Davis will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Serendipity Sanctuary Church,
21721 Route 47, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358, or the Delaware County District
Library (large print books), 84 E. Winter St, Delaware, Ohio 43015


MARGIE HITCHCOCK MCKENZIE
Margie Hitchcock McKenzie, 86, of Cedarville died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000,
at Union Manor Nursing Center.
She was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Winifred, Ky., to the late James M. and
Martha Curtis Williams and was predeceased by a son, Jimmy R. Hitchcock;
four sisters, Junie R. Ross, Bessie Hall, Jessie Ross and Lester Ross;
three brothers, Earl, Carson and James Williams.
She is survived by her husband, William H. McKenzie; a son, Gene (Vickie)
Hitchcock of Cedarville; five grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kellie) Hitchcock,
James (Lori) Hitchcock, Michael (Ronica) Hitchcock Kyle Hitchcock and
Thomas Hitchcock; four great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Grace, Allan and
Amber; two stepdaughters, Normazene (Buddie) Tuttle of Springfield and
Theresa (Tony) Madoto of Sidney; a sister, Genevera Moore of Springfield;
two brothers, Carl Williams and Estill (Maxine) Williams of Springfield;
and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Phyllis Roberts
of Irwin.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home, 1002 E. High St., Springfield. Pastors
Thomas Chapman and Sturgill McCarty will officiate and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastside Freewill Baptist Church


MARJORIE M. ARMSTRONG
Marjorie M. Armstrong, 87, of Marysville died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at her
home.
She was a 1931 graduate of Hilliard High School and a member of First
Alliance Church.
She was born March 22, 1913, in Franklin County to the late George W. and
Alta Holmes Gilbert and was predeceased by a daughter, Janice Lee "Susie"
Armstrong and in 1997 by her husband of 61 years, Emerson E. Armstrong.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky Fisher and Mary Ann (Jack) Moore of
Marysville; four grandchildren, David K. Leist, Angie (Craig) Combs, Mark
Smith and Matt Smith; a great-grandson, David E. Moore Leist; a sister,
Marvel Miller of Delaware; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at the Millcreek Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3998 or the Alzheimer's
Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221


WILLIAM WALTER MORRISON
William Walter Morrison, 95, of Richwood died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of First
Baptist Church and a lover of his family and Clydesdale horses.
He was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Delaware County to the late Edmon W. and
Elizabeth E. Jones Morrison and was predeceased by five brothers and a
sister.
 He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Bennett Morrison whom he married Oct.
10, 1935, in Richwood; a son, John W. (Noel) Morrison of St. Paul, Minn.;
three daughters, Rebecca Jane (Paul) Diedrich of Richwood, Beth Ellen
(Marvin) Carbonneau of Champagne, Ill., and Molly Charles of Sidney; 12
grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Ellen Elizabeth Spain of
California.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church
in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Transitional House for the Mentally
Ill, 723 S. Walnut St., Marysville

 

LEOTA M. BROWN
Leota M. Brown, 80, of Marysville died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000,
in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker and lifetime resident of Marysville, she was a longtime member
of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was retired after several years
with Chenille Products. She liked to read and especially enjoyed her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her family.
She was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Broadway to the late Fred A. and Victoria
Westrick Fox and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Fox and a sister, Mary
Burson. She married Paul R. Brown June 22, 1940, and he died Feb. 28, 1983.
She is survived by a son, Jerry L. (Patricia) Brown of Marysville; two
daughters, Sally Kay Orahood and Vicki L. Spain of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Brian "Buff" Brown, Christy (Mike) Jackson, Cortney (Brenda)
Page, Doug (Elizabeth) Page, Bo (Amy) Spain and Vicky (Charles) Morris;
nine great-grandchildren, Zachary Heminger, Matthew Fox Jackson, Drew
Jackson, Joshua, Darren and Hailey Spain, Cassidy Page and Starla and Derek
McWilliams; a brother, Mike Fox of Jacksonville, Fla.; a special niece, Sue
(Charlie) Argo of Marysville; other nieces and nephews; and special
friends, Louise "Weezie" Gordon and Pat Conlon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will take place at the church cemetery at a later date. There will
be no public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements

MINNIE R. ODER
Minnie R. Oder, 82, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital after a short illness.
A homemaker, she had worked for several years at Eljer Manufacturing. She
was a devoted mother and grandmother and was very proud of her family. She
especially enjoyed spending her winters in Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Maxville, Fla., the sixth of seven children
of the late M.J. and Eliza Butler Austin and was predeceased by a sister,
Ruby Savage; two brothers, Joe and Percy Austin; and an infant brother. She
married Carl B. Oder Jan. 2, 1959, in Georgia and he died Nov. 24, 1987.
She is survived by a son, Lloyd John (Sandra) Dilmuth Jr. of Jacksonville;
two daughters, Ann (Bud) Griffith and Judy (Don) Teets of Marysville; 10
grandchildren, Donnie (Mairi) Dilmuth, Connie (Dane) Clark, John Richard
(Denise) Dilmuth, Janie (Dave) Blumenschein, Steve Griffith, Cheryl (Larry)
Ryan, Kimberly (Steve) Hudolin, Michael (Judy) Teets, Janet Sue (Edward)
Schofield and Robin (Bo) Schmutz; 18 great-grandchildren, John Richard and
Matthew Scott Dilmuth, Amy and Joseph Clark, Andrew Dilmuth, Bryan, Ann and
Lindsay Blumenschein, Ashley and Justin Ryan, Jennifer, Keith and Stephanie
Hudolin, Austin and Emily Teets, Logan and Brady Schofield and Alicia
Scott; a sister, Mary Ella Phillips; two brothers, Marion (Frances) and
Jack D. (Jamie) Austin of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville

ANN M. SHEPARD
Ann M. Shepard, 62, of Radnor died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at The Arbors of
Delaware.
She was a homemaker and worked as a cook in food service in the area. She
had attended Fulton Creek Friends Church. Her greatest joy was her family,
especially her grandchildren.
She was born May 16, 1938, in Buskirk, Ky., to the late John C. and Bessie
Mae Miller Blankenship and was predeceased by a sister, Alice Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Shepard whom she married July 3,
1967, in Clintwood, Va.; two daughters, Tammy Anita (Terry) Henderson of
West Mansfield and Mary Marie (James) Shepard-Mooney of Waldo; three sons,
James Dean Bailey and Richard Joseph Shepard Jr. of Richwood and Michael
Kevin (Cindy) Shepard of Marengo; eight grandchildren, Sarah
Henderson-Stetzinger, Tammy Bailey, Katie Henderson, Michael Shepard,
Brittany Shepard, Emily Shepard, Skyler Shepard and Jett Mooney; a brother,
John W. Blankenship Jr. of Buskirk; and two sisters, Faye (James) Akers of
Oak Hill and Stella Blankenship of Buskirk.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and burial will be in
the Shoup (Thompson Twp.) Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice


LARRY TIM BECK
Larry Tim Beck, 59, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 17,
2000, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was retired after 22 years of service as a computer programmer with the
Transportation Research Center in East Liberty. He was a member of the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church, where he formerly served as
superintendent of the Sunday School, and a former member of the West
Mansfield American Legion and Lions Club. He was a 1959 graduate of Ford
City High School in Ford City, Pa., and a 1963 graduate of Dakota Wesleyan
University in South Dakota where he earned a bachelor of mathematics. He
was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army from May 17,
1965, to May 31, 1971. A very proud father, he especially enjoyed his
family, farming and reading history books.
He was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Mateer, Pa., to the late Timothy A. and B.
Blanche Huston Beck and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, John
Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sharon Beard Beck whom he married
Dec. 19, 1968, in Honolulu; a son, Brian J. (Julie) Beck of Fridley, Minn.;
twin daughters, Jennifer N. Beck of Hilliard and Amy (Eric) Mann of
Columbus; three sisters, Florence (Paul) Crissman of Edinburg, Texas, Ruby
(Walter) Iseman of Monroe Center, Ill., and Allene Fitzgerald of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother-in-law, David A. (Christy) Beard of Columbus;
five nieces; three nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and burial
will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville, or the Union County Heart Association, 922
Hickory Drive, Marysville


EVERETTE EUGENE MCKENZIE

Everette Eugene McKenzie, 73, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after suffering a heart attack.
He was employed with the state of Ohio Highway Department for 34 years and
retired as a foreman. He enjoyed working outdoors, mowing his lawn and
vegetable and flower gardening. He was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and
especially enjoyed his family and his life at home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1927, near Catawba to the late Eskel and Pina Castle
McKenzie and was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra James; an infant
son, Steven; and three brothers, Eskel, James and Robert McKenzie.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hazel O'Brien McKenzie whom he
married July 14, 1945, in Mechanicsburg; a daughter, Charlotte (Fred) Cook
of Marysville; a son, Ron (Kathy) McKenzie of Raymond; 11 grandchildren,
Richard Cook, Jeff (Ronni) Cook, Angela Elliott, Shellie Hay, Heath (Amber)
McKenzie, Aaron (Candice) McKenzie, Megan, Matthew and Marcus McKenzie and
Adam and Emily James; five great-grandchildren, Casey and Taylor Cook,
Trent Elliott, Mara Manson and Jordan Hay; a brother, Richard (Ruth)
McKenzie of London; a sister, Margaret Ann Glassburn of Mechanicsburg; a
brother-in-law, Bud (Joann) O'Brien of Marysville; four sisters-in-law,
Becky (Lowell) Wilson and Iolene Snodgrass of Marysville, Dorothy (Raymond)
Herron of Woodstock and Sarah O'Brien of Zanesfield; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home

ARNOLD WARNER "WINKY" CHURCH
Arnold Warner "Winky" Church, 58, of Columbus, formerly of London, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was a tax commissioner agent supervisor for the state of Ohio for 30 years. He attended The Ohio State University and was a "redcoat" for OSU football games for many years. He volunteered to tutor children in reading and math.
He was born Aug. 13, 1942, in London to the late Arnold and Elizabeth Reed Church and was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Church.
He is survived by a brother, James Melvin (Rita) Church of San Diego, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City and burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in London. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday



DONALD C. GAMBLE
Donald C. Gamble, 95, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was born and raised on the farm on which he lived his entire life and was a 1923 graduate of Jerome Local High School. He was a member of the New California Presbyterian Church, Millcreek Grange and Heart of Ohio Good Sam's Club.
He was born Feb. 9, 1905, in Union County to the late Emmett and Ada Seigman Gamble and was predeceased by a brother, Walter Gamble, and in 1996 by his wife, Lucille Gamble.
He is survived by a son, Marvin (Ruth) Gamble of Marysville and a daughter, Joan (Charles) Harris of Michigan; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the New California United Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway. The Rev. Philip Bougher will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund

ROBERT DEAN PENIX
Robert Dean Penix, 36, of Richwood died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at OSU East Select Specialty Hospital after a two-month illness.
He was born June 19, 1964, in Hardin County to Roy M. and Rona S. Griffith Penix.
He is survived by his parents; a sister, Renetta D. Johnson of Richwood; special friends, Regina North and Roy Barnhart; and nieces, Ronatta Eldridge, Rheann Epps and Alecia Epps.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ballinger Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Blinn will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Spinal Mobility Services, the Richwood EMS or the family in care of the funeral home.


JAMES H. "BRICK" DAVIS
James H. "Brick" Davis, 88, of Marion died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was a retired farmer and served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II with the 390th Bomber Squadron. He was a former Union County Sheriff Deputy, Union County treasurer, superintendent of the Union County Children's Home, corrections officer at Marion Correctional Institute and adult workshop supervisor of MARCA.
He was a member of the Green Camp United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, past president of the Green Camp Lions Club and Green Camp Senior Citizens and charter member of the Marysville Lions Club. He was past master of Raymond Masonic Lodge 249 F&AM and a member of the Raymond VFW and Marysville American Legion.
He was born Dec. 24, 1911, in York Center. He married Marjorie Luh Aug. 11, 1945, in Columbus and she died Nov. 14, 1995. He was also predeceased by a son, Mark.
He is survived by a son, Jefferson H. (Debra) Davis of Delaware; three daughters, Pamela (Gary) Melhorn of Dayton and Margot (Lawrence) Dennis and Xema (Bruce) Whitney of Columbus; and four grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. The Revs. Douglas Dowson and Woodrow Bell will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

FOSTER L. "BUS" KALE
Foster L. "Bus" Kale, 90, of Richwood died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Union County Farm Bureau and
the LaRue Senior Citizens.
He was born Nov. 2, 1910, in Raymond to the late Ira E. and Icy Hall Kale
and was predeceased by two brothers, Elmer and Mike Kale and two sisters,
Ethel Born and Lucille White. He married Ferol E. Denman Feb. 15, 1930, and
she died Nov. 28, 2000.
He is survived by a son, Robert L. (Pauline) Kale of Richwood; three
granddaughters, Kandy L. (Daniel) Lahut of Marion, Tracey L. (David)
Hollenbaugh of South Gastonbury, Conn., and Stephanie A. (Roger) Pitchford
of Richwood; great-grandchildren, Bob and Tom Lahut, Ryan and McKenzie
Hollenbaugh and Spencer and Alex Pitchford; and a sister Marie Shuster of
Marseilles.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in LaRue. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pall bearers will be Daniel Lahut, Bob Lahut, Roger Pitchford, Richard
Kale, DeLynn Kale, Charles Leeth and Merrill Williams.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


EVERETTE EUGENE MCKENZIE
Everette Eugene McKenzie, 73, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after suffering a heart attack.
He was employed with the state of Ohio Highway Department for 34 years and
retired as a foreman. He enjoyed working outdoors, mowing his lawn and
vegetable and flower gardening. He was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and
especially enjoyed his family and his life at home.
He was born Aug. 8, 1927, near Catawba to the late Eskel and Pina Castle
McKenzie and was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra James; an infant
son, Steven; and three brothers, Eskel, James and Robert McKenzie.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Hazel O'Brien McKenzie whom he
married July 14, 1945, in Mechanicsburg; a daughter, Charlotte (Fred) Cook
of Marysville; a son, Ron (Kathy) McKenzie of Raymond; 11 grandchildren,
Richard Cook, Jeff (Ronni) Cook, Angela Elliott, Shellie Hay, Heath (Amber)
McKenzie, Aaron (Candice) McKenzie, Megan, Matthew and Marcus McKenzie and
Adam and Emily James; five great-grandchildren, Casey and Taylor Cook,
Trent Elliott, Mara Manson and Jordan Hay; a brother, Richard (Ruth)
McKenzie of London; a sister, Margaret Ann Glassburn of Mechanicsburg; a
brother-in-law, Bud (Joann) O'Brien of Marysville; four sisters-in-law,
Becky (Lowell) Wilson and Iolene Snodgrass of Marysville, Dorothy (Raymond)
Herron of Woodstock and Sarah O'Brien of Zanesfield; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home



DOROTHY A. MANLY
Dorothy A. Manly, 80, a resident of Heartland of Marysville, died
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
 A former resident of Morgan County, she assisted her husband in his
veterinary practice from 1948 to 1967. She was a former member and Sunday
School teacher at Gurdon Presbyterian Church in Gurdon, Ark., and a member
of Deerfield Presbyterian Church in Malta.
She was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Gurdon to the late A. Bert and Annie L. Hill
Lowe. She married Phillip C. Manly Jan. 3, 1942, in Kansas and he died May
27, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Fred (Mary Jo) Manly of Baden, Pa., and Jim
(Juil) Manly of Syracuse, N.Y.; a daughter, Virginia (Robert) Rusiska of
Marysville; grandchildren, Jim, Jane, Kathy and Ian Manly and Kenny
Rusiska; and a sister, Helen Tarpley of Gurdon.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant
United Presbyterian Church, 670 Pleasant Hill Road, Wexford, Pa., and
burial will be at a later date at the Deerfield Presbyterian Cemetery.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home

RALPH L. SEWELL
Ralph L. Sewell, 91, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the
intensive care unit of Memorial Hospital of Union County after suffering a
massive heart attack.
He was retired from the Marion Correctional Institute where he had worked
for more than 15 years as chief engineer of the power plant. He formerly
worked for the Ohio Reformatory for Women and Snyder's Electric Shop. He
was a 1927 graduate of Marysville High School and held an engineering
license with the state of Ohio.
He was a founding member of the Marysville Police Auxiliary in 1959-60 with
former mayor Russ Rohr and had served as president. He was a member of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church since 1952, Union County Civil
Defense, Marysville Eagle's Lodge 3506 and the Five Cent Coffee Group at
Herron's Fifth Street Deli.
He was very proud of his association with local law enforcement and looked
forward to his daily visits to the police station for coffee or the
opportunity to visit the firing range for target practice. He and his wife
were avid harness racing fans and traveled to Lexington, Ky., for more than
50 years for the running of the Red Mile Circuit Race. They recently
celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on
Thanksgiving. He enjoyed working in his lawn, vegetable gardening, feeding
birds and being outdoors.
He was born Feb. 21, 1909, in Byhalia to the late Frank and Myrta Guy
Sewell and was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Garey; a brother, Guy
Sewell; an infant brother; five sisters, Mable Latshaw, Blanche Stone,
Lamont Faulkner, Marjorie Dellenbach and Ellen Sewell; and sisters- and
brothers-in-law, Isabel (Frank) Clevenger and Glendora (Gerald) Carr.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Herd Sewell whom he married
Nov. 22, 1930, at the Marysville First United Methodist Church parsonage; a
son-in-law and adopted daughter, David and Jane Garey of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Vicki (Roger) Geer, Jeff (Sandy) Garey and Janet (Steve)
Eisenberger; eight great-grandchildren, Katie Geer, Melissa (Dale)
Banfield, Michael and Lindsay Garey, Bill Lane and Jenny, Jamie and Jim
Eisenberger; two great-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Codie Banfield; and
numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Stauffer will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Jeff Garey, Roger Geer, Steve Eisenberger, Eugene
Mayer, Ron Nicol, Don Robinson and Mike Skaggs. Honorary pall bearers will
be Dick Simpson and Leonard Struewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals, 500
London Ave., Marysville


JOHN H. LOY
John H. Loy, 80, of Plain City died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an illness of two
months.
He was a member of the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division during World War II.
He was active in the Plain City Little League from 1961 to 1979 and was
inducted into the Plain City Little league Hall of Fame. He played music
and called square dances in the central Ohio area for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Nimrod and Effie Clark Loy and two
brothers, George W. Loy in 1998 and Frances O. Loy in 1980.
He is survived by a daughter, Florence "Marti" Loy of Plain City; two sons,
Roger (Janet) Loy of Hilliard and Scott (Midge) Loy of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren, Amy (William) Wood, Rebecca Loy, P.J. George, Erica (Tracy
Stewart) Loy, David Loy and Sarah Loy; three great-grandchildren, Marcus
Wood, Mardria Stewart and Sabrina Wood; two brothers, Calvin (Fleeda) Loy
of Plain City and Floyd (Virginia) Loy of Zanesville; two sisters, Irene
Harriman of Obetz and Ruth (Bob) Hayes of Ostrander; and was loved by many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery where
military services will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday

DOROTHY A. MANLY
Dorothy A. Manly, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Morgan County, died
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home

ROBERT L. "BOB" ARMSTRONG
Robert L. "Bob" Armstrong, 79, of Springfield died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000,
after a brief illness with cancer.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired electrician
with International Harvester. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and camper
and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
He was born May 2, 1921, in Springfield to the late Frank and Mary A.
Armstrong.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary McEvoy Armstrong; two sons,
George (Susie) Armstrong of Kettering and Thomas (Ann) Armstrong of
Clearwater, Fla.; two daughters, Theresa (Robert) Reid and Marilyn (Doug)
hinderer of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Francis
(Genese) McEvoy; sisters-in-law, Catherine (LeRoy) Ellis and Patricia
(Richard) Croy of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews in the
Marysville area.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Springfield.

RALPH SEWELL
Ralph Sewell, 91, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the
intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years Mary Herd Sewell.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

MARGARET E. WENGER
Margaret E. Wenger, 73, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Grant
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Blue Star Mothers and the Windsor
and Community Seniors. She enjoyed sewing, especially with her friends in
the Windsor community.
She was born May 15, 1927, in Urbana to the late Robert and Rosa Gordon
McConnahea and was predeceased by a brother, Roger McConnahea and a
great-granddaughter, Morgan Wenger.
She is survived by her husband, George L. Wenger whom she married Dec. 23,
1945, in Greenup, Ky.; a son, Robert R. (Irene) Wenger of St. Michael,
Minn.; a daughter, Rebecca L. (Dan) Hanby of Wapakoneta; five
grandchildren, Eric (Mindy) Wenger, Ryan Wenger, Michele (Shawn) Flarida,
Danielle (Rob) Passek and Madison (Shari) Hanby; five great-grandchildren,
Alexandra, Kaleb, Cody, Conner and Cameron; and three brothers, Gene (Mary)
McConnahea of Lakeview, Jim (Sue) McConnahea of Marysville and Eddie (Mary)
McConnahea of Columbus.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Broadway
Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Wenger officiating. At the request of the
deceased, there will be no calling hours.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County in care of
the funeral home


ORVILLE W. MILLER
Orville W. Miller, 69, a resident of West Mansfield since 1956, died
Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after a long
illness.
He owned and operated his own appliance repair business, Miller Appliance,
for 14 years and was retired from Rockwell International after 19 years of
service as a supervisor and from Siemans in Bellefontaine after 13 years in
the quality control department.
He was a 1951 graduate of Middleburg High School and was currently serving
as president of the Middleburg Alumni Association. He served in the U.S.
Air Force for 2 1/2 years and the Ohio National Guard in Marysville for
four years. He was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church,
West Mansfield American Legion Post 603 and its Honor Guard, Indian Lake
Moose Lodge 1533 and a former longtime member of the West Mansfield
Conservation Club.
He enjoyed bluegrass and country music, camping and traveling with his wife
on tours sponsored by the Springfield Methodist Church group. He was a
regular for coffee at Main Street in West Mansfield and especially enjoyed
watching his grandsons play baseball. He was affectionately known as "Bear"
and "Grandpa Bear."
He was born March 23, 1931, in Marion, the seventh of 12 children of the
late George and Mary Chapman Miller, and was predeceased by two brothers,
Arliss Miller and Edward Miller; and four sisters, Doris and Mary Alice
miller, Evelyn Bowersmith and Frances Reames.
He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Kathryn A. Bishop Miller,
whom he married July 25, 1952, at the Middleburg United Methodist Church
parsonage; five sons, Douglas (Rebecca) Miller and Tom (Lynn) Miller of
Bellefontaine, Tim (Virginia) Miller of West Liberty, Terry (Natalie)
Miller of Columbus and Greg (Bonnie) Miller of West Mansfield; two
daughters, Teresa (Bryan) Crabtree of West Mansfield and Kristy (Dave) Lane
of Belle Center; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nelson Miller and Keith Miller of
Marion and Stephen Miller of Berian Springs, Mich.; three sisters, Janice
Willard of California, Luella Blanton of Marion and Glenna Blackwell, Fla.,
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and burial
will be at a later date. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
937 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085

ELIZABETH J. "BETTY" WELLING
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Welling, 54, of Mansfield died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000,
at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was a registered nurse at MedCentral Mansfield and a member of
Community Baptist Bible Church where she was a soloist and sang with the
Joyful Sounds Trio and the Exaltation Choir.
She was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Kenton to the late Elmer F. and Maudie D.
Stewart Sherwood and was predeceased by two brothers, a sister and her
husband, Herman E. Welling.
She is survived by a daughter, Beth (Forest) Dyer of Willard; a
granddaughter, Stephanie Dyer of the home; three stepdaughters, Betty Davis
of Galion and Nancy Edmunson and Connie Kordish of Mansfield; a stepson,
Arthur Welling of Arizona; several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae (Carroll) Eastman of West
Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wappner Funeral
Directors in Ontario. The Rev. Randall Collins will officiate and burial
will be at Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Ohio Kidney Fund


JEAN ANN JOLLIFF
Jean Ann Jolliff died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at her home.
She was retired from the state of Ohio. She was a U.S. Navy W.A.V.E.S.
veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1950 to 1958 as a corpsman and
naval recruiter and had been serving as secretary for W.A.V.E.S. National
Buckeye Breakers Unit 65 of which she was a past president. She was a
member of Hilliard Memorial American Legion Post 614.
She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
father, Alfred Jolliff and her mother, Irma Jolliff Troesch.
She is survived by four sisters, Jerry Rita (Norman) Brunton of St.
Petersburg, Fla., Joy (Carlos) Nye of Rockbridge, Jo Esta Whipple of
Columbus and Julia Boe of Morgan, Texas; a brother, Bud (Joanne) Jolliff of
Coldwater, Mich.; 17 nieces and nephews; many devoted friends; and family
pets, Rupert and Beastie.
A Memorial of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Jerry
Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. Pastor Brian Nance will
officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home where American Legion Post 614 will conduct services at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus AIDS Task Force, 751
Northwest Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212.


BETTY A. CODER
Betty A. Coder, 73, of Columbus, formerly of Marysville, died Friday, Dec.
8, 2000, at Doctors Hospital West.
She was retired as an inspector at General Industries and enjoyed quilting
and her Yorkshire terrier, Misty.
She was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Mechanicsburg to the late Benjamin S. and
Mary E. Harrington Delay and was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin S.
Delay Jr. and a sister, Edna Birchfield. She married Lloyd L. Coder and he
died in 1972.
She is survived by three sons, Charles L. Coder of Columbus, Lewis E.
Durant of Bellefontaine and Clark A. Durant of Fairbanks, Alaska; six
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Pauline Cox,
Katherine Calaski, Waunitta (Chuck) Saft of Marysville and Geneva Rutledge
of Palisade, Neb.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne
Cemetery in Richwood. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today.


RUTH A. JONES
Ruth A. Jones, 73, of London, formerly of Unionville Center, died Friday,
Dec. 8, 2000, at Doctor's Hospital West.
She was born March 19, 1927, in Marysville to the late Walter and Frieda
Hood Goldsberry and was predeceased by her husband, Albert Jones in 1964
and a brother, John Robert Goldsberry in 1987.
She is survived by seven children, Charles (Becky) Murray of Mount Gilead,
Jessie (Larry) Sexton of Kentucky, Albert (Robin) Jones of West Jefferson,
Jeff (Brenda) Jones and Billy (Crystal) Jones of Unionville Center, Joe
(Kristi) Jones of North Carolina and Jamie (James Rizer) Jones of London;
eight grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Emmert of Marysville and Christine
Burchett of Magnetic Springs; and two brothers, William Goldsberry of Plain
City and Jeff Dunbar of Magnetic Springs.
Funeral service were be held today at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City and burial was at the Unionville Center Cemetery


KATHRYN SHEARES
Kathryn Sheares, 91, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at heartland of
Marysville.
She was born Dec. 18, 1909, in Logan County to the late William and Bertha
Pearl Marmon Andrews and was predeceased in 1941 by her first husband,
Howard Pfouts. She married Nathan Sheares May 3, 1945, and he died in 1993.
She is survived by a son, John Pfouts of Richwood; a daughter, Ann Sheares
Castle of Lithia Springs, Ga.; several grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
Private family services were held Sunday at the Byhalia Cemetery.
The Price Funeral home in Mount Victory was in charge of arrangements


ORVILLE W. MILLER
Orville W. Miller, 69, of West Mansfield died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannamsith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home

MARGARET E. WENGER
Margaret E. Wenger, 73, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Grant
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home

 

JANIS "JAN" MINSHALL
Janis "Jan" Minshall, 64, of Marysville died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Grant
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was retired from Ashland Chemical and was a former Marysville City
Council member. She was a 1954 graduate of northwestern Local High School
and had served as president of the alumni association. She was also a
member and past president of the Broadway Alumni.
She was active in the Republic Party at the local, state and federal level.
She had served as president and secretary of the Union County Republican
Women's Club and was currently first vice president..
She served as treasurer of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women, past
regent of the National Federation of Republican Women, member of the
Century Club of Union County and past central committee person for the
Republican Party. She was a former secretary to the state president of the
Republican Party, an Ohio delegate to several NFRW conventions and had
worked on state and local campaigns for several candidates.
She was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and the
Gold Wing Road Riders Association and was a veteran of the Marine Corps.
She was proud to be a Regent Donor since 1991 and an Ohio Cardinal. She was
a past vice-president of the Ohio Paint Horse Club and a youth club advisor
in that organization.
She was born Oct. 25, 1936, to the late Kenneth "Tuck" and Lottie Snively
Cole and was named after the movie star, Elsie Janis.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Minshall whom she married Sept.
21, 1957, at the Broadway United Methodist Church; two children, LeAnys J.
(Jeffrey) Cutright of Springfield and James L. "J.L." (Lisa) Minshall II of
Plain City; four grandchildren, Bailey and Taylor Cutright and Jasa, Jared
and Tyler Minshall; and a brother, Ralph D. "Pete" Cole of Mount Victory.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Elaine Sturtz will officiate and burial will be at the Broadway
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday

LINDA J. NEWMAN
Linda J. Newman, 57, of Huntsville died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was predeceased by a sister, Jean Johnson, and is survived by a
daughter, Johna Renee Newman of Columbus; three sisters, Betty Bears of
Kingsport, Tenn., Donna Pflugh of Warren and Patricia Hoover of Gallitzen,
Pa.; a special friend, Bill Harsh of Huntsville; and several nieces and
nephews.
The Rev. Joe Farry will officiate at services to be held at 5 p.m. Sunday
at the Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where friends
may call two hours prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home

CARRIE ALICE HOFFMAN
Carrie Alice Hoffman, 58, of North Lewisburg died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000,
at Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock following an illness with cancer.
She was a homemaker and loving mother.
She was born June 27, 1942, in Champaign County to the late Robert Frances
and Clarabell Piper Hoffman and was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and
Richard Hoffman.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey, a senior at Triad High School; a dear
friend, Susan Sidner of Woodstock; three sisters, Janet (George) Cook of
North Lewisburg, Hazel Hoffman of Gelbo, W.Va., and Dolly Stepp of West
Liberty; and six brothers, Robert (Evelyn) Hoffman Jr. of Plain City,
Marvin (Marlene) Hoffman of Bellefontaine, John (Judy) Hoffman of North
Lewisburg, Dan (Helen) Hoffman of Pharisburg, Vern Hoffman of Belle Center
and Dennis (Pam) Hoffman of Unionville Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Kurtis King will officiate and burial will be at a later
date at the Union Twp. Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from
noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to her son's college fund in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com



RALPH H. SHULTZ
Ralph H. Shultz, 90, of East Liberty died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Mary
Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after a long illness.
A retired Holstein dairy farmer, he was a lifetime resident of Logan County
and had lived on his farm since purchasing it in 1943. He was a member of
the East Liberty United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau, served for
four years as a Perry Township trustee and was a former volunteer fireman
for East Liberty. He was a 1928 graduate of DeGraff High School and a June
13, 1932, graduate of Ohio Northern University with a bachelor of arts
degree. He attained the rank of corporal in the Ohio National Guard before
his discharge on July 1, 1932. He especially enjoyed fishing and his life
on the farm.
He was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Bellefontaine to the late David F. and Carrie
Hudson Shultz.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Ivaleah Irene Parrott Shultz
to whom he was married Dec. 30, 1961, in East Liberty by the Rev. Jerry L.
Schmalenberger; special family friends whom he and his wife considered
their adopted children and grandchildren, Barry and Marcia Moffett and
their children, Michelle and Shari, of Marysville; and other close family
friends, Ron (Gretchen) Moffett of Swanton, Dan (Joan) Moffett of Columbus,
Karen Moffett of Celina, Becky (Chuck) Schmitt of Wheeling, W.Va., and
Cindy (Randy) Bell of Kenosha, Wis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Tedd
Wittenbrink will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist
Church, 3293 Main St., East Liberty, Ohio 43319

 

CLARA A. ORGAN
Clara A. George Organ, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a housekeeper and a cook for Hermie's Home Restaurant and was known
for baking and giving away zucchini and banana breads. She lived her life
in the Wilmington, Springfield, North Lewisburg and Marysville areas and
was a member of Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, Aerie 3506.
She was born June 29, 1913, in Clermont County to the late Victor and
Katherine Kuebler George and was predeceased by three sisters; two
brothers; and two husbands, George Crowe whom she married in 1937 and
Alfred Organ whom she married in 1947.
She is survived by four nephews and three nieces; stepchildren, Fred Organ,
Maxine, Murphy, Virginia Black, Charlene Page, Eleanor Black and Marilyn
Downing; and special friends, Susan Sautter, Pick and Amy Simpson, Merle
and Mona Robinson, Ralph and Betty Lowry Roxie Dixon, Ann Shuler, John
Frey, JoAnn Kestella, Pat Brown, Gary Stewart, Libby Dunn and Steve
Scheiderer.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and the Marysville Eagles Lodge will host a remembrance
luncheon following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to FosterFriends in care of the funeral
home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


DONALD EDWARD BROFFORD
Donald Edward Brofford, 74, of Plain City died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He raised and placed sod for Living Carpet Farms of Plain City with his
brother his entire life. He was a 1945 graduate of Westerville High School.
He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Vinton County and was predeceased by his
wife, Hazel Cornwell Brofford in 1992 and by his father, Brady Brofford.
He is survived by his mother, Isabelle Snyder Brofford of Westerville; a
son, Edward Brofford of Columbus; a stepson, John Tipton of Houston, Texas;
two grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Brofford of Columbus and Walt
Brofford of Plain City; and a sister, Nellie Curtis of Centerburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Burial will be a Manasota Memorial Park in Bradenton,
Fla. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday


CARL DONIVAN BALLINGER
Carl Donivan Ballinger, 86, of the West Mansfield-Byhalia area died Sunday,
Dec. 3, 2000, at Heartland of Marysville after a long illness.
He was a retired maintenance foreman with more than 20 years of service
with Whirlpool in Marion. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy
and was a member of Christian Assembly Church. After his retirement, he
stayed busy with his saw sharpening business and he enjoyed fishing and
woodworking and especially enjoyed playing music on any stringed instrument.
He was born Dec. 2, 1914, in Claibourne to the late William and Hazel
Phipps Ballinger and was predeceased by a son, Donivan "Don" Ballinger; a
stepson, Charles Horney; and a sister Mildred Disbennett. He married Freda
Estelle Jackson Nov. 1, 1934, and she died March 29, 1984.
He is survived by his second wife, Helen Horney Ballinger; a daughter,
Nancy (Jeff) Meister of Richwood; a stepson, Gene (Rosie) Horney of
Raymond; a stepdaughter Sherry Horney of Columbus; six grandchildren,
Donnie (Pauline) Ballinger, Tami (Jim) Inskeep, Randall Hutchins, Lori
Ballinger, Angie (Ed) Lucas and Dawn (Joel) Juzwiak; four
step-grandchildren, Jeff (Tracy) Horney, Rob (Tara) Horney, Debbie George
and Rhonda Horney; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannsmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Don
Moceri will officiate and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery where the
Union County Veterans Association will conduct full military honors.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Assembly Church, P.O. Box
435, Marysville

Gladys Mae Shoup Cahill
Gladys Mae Shoup Cahill,  88, of Marysville died Friday, December 1, 2000,
at the Union Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a devoted mother and grandmother. She graduated
from Richwood High School in 1928. She was born on February 11,1912, in
Richwood to the late Durward and Bessie Mannasmith Shoup. She was preceded
in death by her husband whom she married in April 1933, Fred Cahill, in
November in November of 1979; a brother: Ross Shoup; and a sister: Margaret
Barker.
She is survived by a daughter: Linda (Joe) Bell, Marysville; two sons:
James (Eileen) Cahill, Florida; Larry (Luanna) Cahill, Mt. Vernon; 6
grandchildren: Dr. James Cahill, Jr., Daniel Cahill, Larry J. Cahill, Jr.,
Mary Cahill, Amy Bell, and Brenda Griffith; 7 great-grandchildren: James
and Erin Cahill, Meghan and Kaitlyn Cahill, Curtis Spain, and Colton and
Tyler Griffith; 2 sisters: Doris Griffith, Richwood and Lamont Fogt,
Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday, December 4, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Reverend Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will take place at York Cemetery, York Center. Friends may call from
2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home


CLARA A. ORGAN
Clara A. George Organ, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Milcrest Nursing Home.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper


CARL BALLINGER
Carl Ballinger, 86, of West Mansfield died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, after a
long illness.
He is survived by his wife Helen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Don
Moceri will officiate and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Assembly Church, P.O. box
435, Marysville

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