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January 2001                                      

LENA WEATHERBY
Lena Weatherby, 101, formerly of Richwood died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at
Union Manor.
Arrangements are pending with the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood

DEAN G. PEDLAR
Dean G. Pedlar, 68, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at his home.
He was a salesman for Frito Lay and Hunts Frozen Foods and a security guard
for Acrux. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
He was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Montevideo, Minn., to the late Emory and Wilma
Pedlar and was predeceased by a brother; a sister; a great-grandchild; and
in July 1992 by his first wife, Carol June Harding Pedlar.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Villicana Pedlar whom he married April 23,
1996, in Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Mike (Jody) Pedlar of Bellefontaine; two
daughters, Kim (Keith) Roberts of Bellefontaine and Wendy (Mike) Craig of
West Mansfield; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Jerry Pedlar, Duane Pedlar and Lyle Pedlar of Minnesota; and two sisters,
Jan Bowman of Hackensack, Minn., and Beverly Williams of Minnesota.
There will be no funeral services and friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Acres Nursing Center

JOY COLE
Lois Joy Dillion Cole, 61, of Marysville died Monday,, Jan. 29, 2001,
surrounded by her family at Riverside Methodist Hospital after an extended illness.
A content and free-spirited individual, she enjoyed crafts, gardening,
genealogy and playing the piano. She enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley and
Peter, Paul and Mary and especially enjoyed spending time with her
granddaughter, children and husband.
She was the founder and proud operator of C&C Medihelp which assisted
senior citizens in the administration of Medicare and supplemental
insurance paperwork from 1985 to 1994. She served as girls physical
education and health teacher at North Union Junior High School from 1968 to
1973. She received her bachelor of science in education degree in 1961 from
The Ohio State University. She was a longtime member of the Marysville
First United Methodist Church.
She was born Oct. 17, 1939, in Mechanicsburg, the youngest of eight
children, to the late Charles Franklin and Helen Mae Lucas Dillion and was
predeceased by an infant son, Douglas Hugh Cole; a sister, Marjorie Ann
Dillion Binkley; and three brothers, Charles William "Billie" Dillion,
David Emerson Dillion and James Elwood "Jimmie" Dillion.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 40 years, Gerald N. "Jerry"
Cole whom she married June 18, 1961, at the Plumwood Methodist Church; a
daughter, Linda Joy Cole of Dublin; a son, Ronald E. "Ron" Cole of
Marysville; a granddaughter, Emily Rene Cole; two sisters, Geraldine
"Jeanie" Streator and Phyllis Eileen Dillion of Plumwood; and a brother,
John Vernon "Jack" (Maxine) Dillion of Grandview.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the
Marysville First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard A. Teller will
officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Marlborough Cemetery in Delaware County and a luncheon for friends and
family will follow at the Marysville First United Methodist Church. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

GLEN STEVEN "STEVE" STILLINGS
Glen Steven "Steve" Stilling, 47, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001,
surrounded by his family at his home following a courageous 18-month battle
with lung cancer.
He was employed for nearly 10 years as a warehouse associate with Midwest
Express and had worked for several years with his father at Darby Glen Turf
Farm. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and had
formerly served as a deacon. He graduated from Fairbanks High School in
1972 where he was active in football, basketball and baseball and attended
Dana College in Blair, Neb., where he was a member of the football team.
A sports enthusiast, he played with the D&S Tire fast-pitch softball team
for several years and was an avid fisherman. He was a fan of the Ohio State
Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns but his greatest joy came from watching
his daughters participate in athletics as young children and as students at
Fairbanks High School. He will be remembered as a very considerate,
thoughtful man.
He was born Jan. 8, 1954, in Marysville, the third of four children, to
Glen J. and Betty Burns Stillings and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife of nearly 20 years,
Sue Vaughn Stillings to whom he was married Feb. 14, 1981, at St. John's
Lutheran Church by the Rev. Ervin Junkans; two daughters, Heidi Renea, a
freshman at Ohio University, and Amanda Jayne, a sophomore at Fairbanks
High School; two brothers, Lane (Carol) Stillings and Stan (Jeanne)
Stillings of Marysville; a sister, Lynn (Robert) Montgomery of Canton,
Mich.; his mother- and father-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Loretta Vaughn of
Plain City; his step-grandmother, Mary Burns of Marysville; three uncles,
Denny (Scarlett) Burns, Bill Burns and Don (Joyce) Burns of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Denise (Tom) Carskadon of Columbus and Roxanne Walk of
Plain City; 11 nieces and nephews, Krista (Royce) Hartmann, Zack Stillings,
Jessica Montgomery, Sara, Sally and Thomas Stillings, Bryn, Thomas and
Connor Carskadon and Jenna and Megan Walk; a great-niece, Jenna Hartmann; a
great-nephew, Jared Hartmann; several cousins; many co-workers and close
friends; and his care giver with Heartland Hospice, Eeileen Corwin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Stan Hicks, Rick Ferryman, Roy Heflin, Dan Navin,
Darrell Walk and Jim Sheares.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Steve
Stillings' Children Education Fund in care of the funeral home

ELIZABETH "LIZ" ANN MARY MOFFA KERN
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Mary Moffa Kern, 58, of Marysville died peacefully at
her home Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, with her husband, mother and brother at
her side. She endured a courageous 10-month illness with pancreatic cancer.
For 15 years, she was an elementary art teacher in Marysville and taught at
Mill Valley, Raymond and Edgewood Elementary schools and at the middle
school. A supporter of the cultural arts, especially the visual arts, she
was well known as a volunteer consultant in decorating, designing logos and
emblems, developing displays and advertising. A multi-talented artist in
all media, she preferred the three-dimensional style and produced her own
designs of whimsical soft sculpture characters and figurines.
She graduate with a bachelor's degree in art education from Kutztown State
University in Pennsylvania and taught art in Baltimore, Md., after
graduation. She was an adjunct instructor at Urbana College and led art
classes at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught
pre-school and made unique cradle gifts for newborn babies of church
families. She was a supporter of the Emmaus and Chrysalis communities and
was a longtime member of the Marysville Art League and the International
Family Center. She served on the board for the Union County Cultural Arts
Council and was one of the founders of the former Marysville Community Theatre.
She was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Glenside, Pa., to Dominick and Frances Marie
Moneglia Moffa and was predeceased by an infant brother, Billy; her father
in 1974; and her father-in-law, Dale E. Kern in 1998. Known as Betty Ann to
her family and friends during her childhood, she grew up in the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her mother of Glenside, Pa.; her husband, Kevin D. Kern
whom she married Dec. 27, 1981, at the Marysville First United Methodist
Church; two daughters, Teresa E. (Chris Shumway) Franklin-Kern of Grandview
and Nicole A. (Billy Sweeney) Franklin-Kern of Marysville; a brother,
Robert William Moffa of Glenside, Pa.; her mother-in-law, Bernie (Gus)
Stewart of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Larry) Levy of Midland,
Mich., and Lynn (David) Bruce of Vancouver, B.C.; a nephew, Matt (Laurie)
Levy of Marysville; a niece, Kacy Levy of Chicago; and a great-niece, Katy
Borkowski of Marysville.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at
the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate.
The family invites friends to the church's Burnside Family Life Center for
dinner, fellowship and reminiscing following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to ArtBox: The Liz Kern Inspired Visual
Arts Award in care of the Underwood Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

EDWARD D. "EDDIE" SEXTON

Edward D. "Eddie" Sexton, 40, of London died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at his residence.
He had been employed at Honda of America for 18 years. He was a 1980
graduate of London High School and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church
in London and the Knights of Columbus.
He was born April 30, 1961, in Columbus and was predeceased by his "other"
mother, Jane Sexton on March 15, 1990; cousins, Mike and Done Sexton;
maternal grandmother, Dorothy "Dot" Foreman; and paternal grandparents,
Edmond and Ethel Sexton.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Ardrey Sexton; children, Chelsea Janel
Sexton, Brandon Michael Sexton and Joshua Ryan Wolford of the home; father,
Leo Sexton of London; mother, Shelby (Robert) Nichols of Plain City;
maternal grandfather, Robert (Betty) Foreman of London; sisters, Lisa (Tim)
Hill and Shawn (Kevin) Bennett of London; brother, Robby Sexton of London;
and numerous very close aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church
in London. The Rev. Ted Sill will officiate and burial will be at St.
Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the
Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London, where a wake
service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Christian Academy
in London in care of the funeral home.

GLADYS THORNBURG
Gladys Thornburg, 65, of Richwood died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Advent Christian Church in Claibourne
and the TOPS group in Richwood.
She was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Kentucky to the late Ed and George Madden
Buckler and was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. She married John
Thornburg Feb. 13, 1959, in Claibourne and he died Nov. 1, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice (Rick) Cline of Marysville; a
granddaughter, Danielle (Earl) Hall of Marysville; and a sister, Joan Plot of Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Dan Grose will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church

JUDSON C. RUSSELL
Judson C. Russell, 90, formerly of Richwood and a resident of Marion Manor
for the last two years, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001.
He was employed at Huber Manufacturing Company in Marion and retired when
Huber left Marion. He was a longtime active member of the First Baptist
Church of Richwood where he had served as deacon, board member and head
usher for many years. His church was the love of his life and he read the
Bible daily and from cover to cover every year. He made a home for his
aunt, Mary Russell, for many years until his death. He loved the
neighborhood children and church youth
He was born Dec. 15, 1910, in Delaware County to the late Albert L. and
Maude Dolan Russell and was predeceased by two brothers, Donley "Sam"
Russell and William N. Russell; and a sister, Nellie Brady.
He is survived by a brother, Robert Russell of San Antonio, Texas; two
sisters, Louise (Gene) McDaniel of Clute, Texas, and Freda Kyle of Richwood
who was his care giver and friend; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour
prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church or
the Richwood fire and EMS


SHIRLEY FORTNER COTTEY
Shirley Fortner Cottey, 79, of Marysville, formerly of Speedway, Ind., died
Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired after 16 years with the Indiana State Fair where she was
manager of the 4-H entry department. She was a loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Bridgeport, Ind., to the late Richard L. and
Lillian Johnson Fortner and was predeceased by four sisters, Iris, Helen,
Phyllis and Wilma, and her husband of 46 years, Bud Cottey.
She is survived by a daughter, Patty (Chuck) Burch of Marysville; a son,
Rick (Arshia) Cottey of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, Jack and Carl
Cottey of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; Susan (Mark) Sajdyk and Tara
(Rob) Horney of Ohio and Dawn Nelson and Tony Cottey of Indianapolis; two
great-grandsons, Corey Nelson of Indianapolis and Joey Sajdyk of Ohio; a
sister, Beryl Lawrance of Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Byron Fortner of
Memphis, Tenn.; an extended loving family, Diana and Gary Larkin and
family; and a host of friends, her card-playing club and many wonderful
neighbors in Nineveh and Speedway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is serving the family

ELIENE VIOLA BLUE ARGO
Eliene Viola Blue Argo, 86, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she was a homemaker and a member of
the Country Culture Club in Raymond. She was a former volunteer for
Memorial Hospital of Union County, with more than 3,000 volunteer hours.
She worked mostly in direct care, delivering meals to inpatients. She was a
well-known seamstress and was an advisor for the Sew Just So 4-H Club in
Raymond. She enjoyed baking and was famous for her pastries and desserts.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Union County to the late Philis and Mabel
Turner Blue and in 1989 was predeceased by a granddaughter, Linda Bushong,
and her husband, Floyd Argo.
She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline (Ted) Bushong of Marysville; a
son, Charles (Sue) Argo of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Ed (Becky)
Bushong of Milford Center, Teri (Steve) Davis of Huntsville, Ala., Connie
Neibarger of Hilliard, Kim (Bruce) Eberly of Marysville, Kelly (Kevin) Hall
of Milford Center and Krista (Mark) Perry and Karol (Colin) Parks of
Marysville; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a
brother, Winston Blue of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a sister, Leona Mae King of Attica.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Frank E. Kampel will officiate and burial will be beside her
husband at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be mad to the Memorial Hospital of Union County
Auxiliary in care of the funeral home

DONALD EDWARD BORING
Donald Edward Boring, 65, of Prospect died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a retired career soldier, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of
Verne I. Mounts American Legion Post 368, Richwood VFW and Disabled
American Veterans.
He was born July 13, 1935, in Delaware to Virgil M. and Dorothy Yant Boring
and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Thora Stone Boring whom he married April 3,
1963, in Jeffersonville, Ind.; his mother, Dorothy Boring of Prospect; two
sisters, Barbara Jean Parmer of Delaware and Helen Bradford of Prospect;
two brothers, Jack Maurice Boring and Jack Ray Boring of Delaware; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Daniel A. Kiger will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery where the Marion County Veterans
Council will conduct military graveside services. Friends may call from 6
to 9 p.m. today

ERDENE LONGBERRY
Erdene Longberry, 88, of the Byhalia area died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at her home.
She worked as a secretary at the Scott's Company and then for the
Marysville schools, from where she retired. She was a member of the former
Grace Chapel and enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Union County to the late Othel and Sylvia
Hartman Longberry and was predeceased by a brother, Starling Longberry and
a sister, Thelma Longberry.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Opal Longberry of Richwood; a niece,
Linda (Olen) McAllister of Columbus; and a great-niece, Dixie (Russell)
Bryant of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Don Moceri will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440-0779

SHIRLEY FORTNER COTTEY
Shirley Fortner Cottey, 79, of Marysville, formerly of Speedway, Ind., died
Monday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired after 16 years with the Indiana State Fair where she was
manager of the 4-H entry department. She was a loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Bridgeport, Ind., to the late Richard L. and
Lillian johnson Fortner and was predeceased by four sisters, Iris, Helen,
Phyllis and Wilma, and her husband of 46 years, Bud Cottey.
She is survived by Patty (Chuck) Burch of Marysville; a son, Rich (Arshia)
Cottey of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, Jack and Carl Cottey of
Indianapolis; four grandchildren; Susan (Mark) Sajdyk, Tara (Rob) Horney
and Dawn Nelson and Tony Cottey of Indianapolis; two great-grandsons, Corey
Nelson of Indianapolis and Joey Sajdyk of Ohio; a sister, Beryl Lawrance of
Fort Lauderdale; a brother, Byron Fortner of Memphis, Tenn.; an extended
loving family, Diana and Gary Larkin and family; and a host of friends, her
card-playing club and many wonderful neighbors in Nineveh and Speedway.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is serving the family

FRANCIS M. DRAKE
Francis M. Drake, 69, of Edison died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at his residence.
He was a laborer with American Mallable and attended the Edison Methodist Church.
He was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Union County to the late John R. and Carrie
O. Bargdill Drake and was predeceased by a sister and a granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Sherman Keckler Scribner Drake whom he
married June 11, 1994; four sons, Donald (Joyce) Dutcher of Marion, Terry
(Phyliss) Drake of Indianapolis, Kenneth (Nancy) Drake of Pedro and Jerry
(Kim) Drake of Marion; two daughters, Donna and Karen of Florida; 22
grandchildren; a great-grandchild; five stepsons; a stepdaughter; and a
sister, Reva Temple of Richwod.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home,
122 S. Columbia, Marion. The Rev. Don Lockwood 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 contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home

ELIENE VIOLA BLUE ARGO
Eliene Viola Blue Argo, 86, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was the mother of Jackie Bushong and Charlie Argo of Marysville.
Arrangements are pending by the Underwood Funeral Home.

ETHEL ALICE EGGER MARKIN
Ethel Alice Egger Markin, 98, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Heartland of
Marysville after a three-year illness.
She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
She was born Feb. 23, 1902, in Little Sandusky to the late Martin VanBuren
and Alice Fedlia Brewer Egger and was predeceased by a daughter, Ernestine
Markin Stump; a son, Ralph Willard Markin; a granddaughter, Jackie Stump;
four brothers; and two sisters. She married Ernest Willard Markin Feb. 23,
1921, and he died in February 1973.
She is survived by a son, Larry Lee (Janet) Markin of Richwood; five
grandchildren, Patricia Markin Wilson, Calvin Markin, Kim Markin Colflesh,
David Stump and Dick Stump; eight great-grandchildren, Stacy Scheiderer
Barry Scheiderer, Jennifer Mitchell, John Stump, Davey Stump, Eric Stump,
Kiera Stump and Courtney DeGood; and two great-great-grandchildren, Blake
and Quentin Scheiderer; a daughter-in-law, Jewell Markin of Richwood; and a
sister, Marguerite Egger Bigley of Upper Sandusky.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Phyllis Radlinski will officiate and burial will
be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

NELLIE K. WAMPLER
Nellie K. Wampler, 74, of Plain City, formerly of Unionville Center, died
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired from Ranco Controls of Plain City and was a member of VFW
3320 Auxiliary.
She was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to the late Arthur
Lee and Ethel Robinson Shively and was predeceased by three brothers,
Arthur Guy Shively, James Shively and Kenneth Shively; a sister, Josephine
King; a great-grandson, Donnie Laird; and in 1990 by her husband, Clyde
"Bus" Wampler.
She is survived by a son, Millard "Butch" (Sharon) Wampler of Marysville;
three daughters, Phyllis (Ed "Spank") Butz of Columbus, Judy (Mike) Tussing
of Marysville and Linda (Phil) Stowers of Ostrander; nine grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Georgia Venrick of Unionville Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be
at the Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

ROLVINDA IRAHETA
Rolvinda Iraheta, 48, of Hilliard died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of Santa Cruz Church in Columbus.
She was born March 31, 1952, in Honduras and was predeceased by her father,
Gaspar Rapalo and her mother, Eva Valle.
She is survived by her husband, Alfonso Iraheta; three children, Denis
Iraheta of Las Vegas, Nev., and Walda Iraheta and Zyra Iraheta of Hilliard;
two granddaughters, Katty and Genesis Iraheta; four brothers, Adan Valle,
Miguel Valle, Gaspar Valle and Tito Valle of Honduras; and four sisters,
Consuelo Valle and Lourdes Valle of Hilliard and Marie Valle and Elena
Valle of Honduras.
Graveside services were held today at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City was in charged of arrangements

PHEBEE VIOLA ALEXANDER
Phebee Viola Alexander, 89, of Richwood died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at
Community Health Care Center in Marion.
In the 1950s, she and her husband owned the Tagalong Restaurant in Richwood
where she was famous for her good cooking and baking, especially her
homemade butterscotch pie. She later baked them at the Georgie Porgie
Restaurant. She was a 50-year member of the Ohio Eastern Star, Mount Carmel
Chapter 42 of Richwood and was of the Protestant faith. She worked in the
craft room at the Richwood Civic Center and taught crafts for many years.
She loved to paint and won many blue ribbons for her paintings at the Richwood Fair.
She was able to stay in her own home after many knee replacement operations
for many years until her doctors insisted she needed additional care. She
had been a resident of Community Health Care Center in Marion since May.
She was born July 29, 1911, in Richwood to the late Jacob and Maude
Yarrington Kline and was predeceased by a sister, Cora Kline and a brother,
Charles Kline. She married Carl Alexander Nov. 13, 1930, and he died Sept. 14, 1961.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Joan Alexander Nick of Carmel, Calif.;
two daughters, Donna (Carl) Alexander Loreno of Marion and Jeanene
Alexander of Richwood; a son, Ronald Alexander of the home; a
granddaughter, Leslie Loreno (Matt) Slemmons of Marion; and a
great-grandson, Matthew Jacob Slemmons.
A private graveside service will be held at the Claibourne Cemetery and
there will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association
or the Alzheimer's Association.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements

ELMER R. BERRY
Elmer R. Berry, 93, formerly of Schertzer Road in Richwood, died Sunday,
Jan. 21, 2001, at Maplewood Nursing Center in Marion.
He owned and operated Berry's Oakland Mart with his late wife and was a
member of the Byhalia United Methodist Church. He was a 1925 graduate of
Byhalia High School.
He was born Oct. 6, 1907, in Union County to the late John Dexter and Clara
Johnston Berry and was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. He
married Florine Mayer Aug. 5, 1935, in Covington, Ky., and she died Dec. 13, 1995.
He is survived by two daughters, Rose L. (Richard L.) Haines of Marion and
Shirley (Dr. A.F.) Allen of Plain City; a son, Robert R. (Maggie) Berry of
Marion; five grandchildren, David I. (Dixie J.) Haines Sr., Carol S.
(Steve) Mills, Wayne A. (Kimberly) Haines, Jon T. Allen and Brian P. Allen;
seven great-grandchildren, Carl D. Smith, David L. Haines Jr., Mary E.
Smith, Abigail L. Haines, Michele L. Mills, Anthony R. Mills and Richard T.
Haines; and a sister, Jessie (F.W.) Crebs.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Denzer Farison
Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 E Center St., Marion. The Rev. Ralph Velazco
will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be David L. Haines Sr., Wayne A. Haines, Steve Mills,
Carl Smith, David L. Haines Jr., Jon T. Allen and Brian P. Allen

RUTH G. MANLEY
Ruth G. Manley, 97, of Columbus died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Rosegate Care Center.
She was a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church, Dublin Rebekah
Lodge 856 and the Shamrockers of Dublin.
She was born April 14, 1904, in Union County to the late Franklin and Dora
Graham Godfrey and was predeceased by three brothers, four sisters and in
1972 by her husband, Rolla Manley.
She is survived by a son, Paul (Olga) Manley of Columbus; two
granddaughters, Paula (John) Hajohn of Columbus and Susan Jolly of
Middleton, N.J.; and four great-granddaughters, Sarah, Rachel, Claire and Alexandra.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in  Plain City. Burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.


TARA JANE EVERETTS
Tara Jane Everetts, 10, of Milford Center, formerly of Delaware, died
suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a student in Mrs. Hegenderfer's fourth grade class at Fairbanks
Elementary School and sang in the school choir. She was a former student at
Smith Elementary School in Delaware where she was a Junior Girl Scout in
Troop 2112 and was the top seller of Girl Scout cookies for her troop last year.
An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoyed roller blading and, with an interest in
sports, she wanted to pursue T-ball, soccer, basketball and speed skating.
She liked reading and video games and loved animals, especially her cat,
"Boo." She liked to care for infants and frequently helped the care givers
in the nursery of the Marysville Church of Christ, of which she was a member.
She was born Sept. 3, 1990, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware to Larry
L. and Georgia Lynn Rucker Everetts. She is survived by her parents of
Milford Center; two sisters, Holly, a Fairbanks Middle School student, and
Rebecca (Frank) Martin of Melbourne, Fla.; a niece, Bethany Martin; a
nephew, Frankie Martin; maternal grandparents, George (Bertha) Rucker of
Nelsonville and Joann Fisher of Florida; paternal grandparents, Dottie Wood
of Delaware, Bill Cooper of Marysville and Floyd Wood of Milford Center; a
great-grandmother, Lyda Wood of Milford Center; an uncle, Steve (Mindy)
Rucker of Grove City; four aunts, Mary Jo (Jack) Yost of Marion, Gail
Rucker of Milford Center, Janie (Lawther) Wood of Marengo and Cherri
(Danny) Pounds of Marysville; and many other relatives and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Ed Bialon will officiate and burial will be at noon Tuesday at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A public
memorial gathering, "Remembering Tara," will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at
the Fairbanks Elementary School gymnasium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tara Everetts Memorial Fund in
care of the Marysville Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

WILLIAM JOHN MINCOFF
William John Mincoff, 65, of Marysville, formerly of Tennessee and Fort
Wayne, Ind., died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001.
He was retired after 30 years of service with Navistar and was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy.
He was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Fort Wayne to the late William V. and
Winifred Mincoff and was predeceased by a son, Kevin Mincoff and a brother,
Marion Mincoff.
He is survived by two sons, William (Carol) Mincoff and Steve Mincoff of
Fort Wayne; a daughter, Kari L. (David) Nichter of Cumberland Furnace,
Tenn.; three grandchildren, Brandon, Melissa and Michael Mincoff; a
great-grandson, Anthoney Mincoff; two half-brothers, Robert Peppler of Fort
Wayne and Herb Peppler of Angola, Ind.; and a half-sister, Pat Zehr of
Knoxville, Tenn.
Private family services will be held. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements

JOHN E. SKILLMAN
John E. Skillman, 76, of Westerville, formerly of Mount Vernon, died
Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at the Village of Westerville Care Center.
He attended The Ohio State University and retired as operations manager of
Bassett Industries in Columbus. He served with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the
European Theater of War during World War Two and was awarded the Purple
Heart for wounds received during the invasion of Normandy. He was a member
of the First Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Whitehall Lodge 761 F&AM in
Columbus, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine AANOMS in
Columbus and Baldwin Shrine Club in Mount Vernon. He was a life member of
Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather and his life was dedicated to his family and friends. He
was an advisor, coach, counselor, example, fan, friend, listener, mentor,
problem solver, provider and teacher to his family and all those fortunate
to have known him.
He was born June 5, 1924, in Marysville to the late Elden H. and Ivaloo
Jenkins Skillman and was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Skillman and
Lewis Skillman and in 1999 by his wife, Reta Rice Skillman.
He is survived by three daughters, Victoria Susan (Dr. Ron) Haudenschilt of
Westerville and Jacky (Ron) Walters and Jennifer Kay Price of Delaware; two
sons, Drew (Melissa) Skillman of Dublin and Edward (Lyn) Skillman of
Columbus; Terry Brasseur of Mount Vernon whom he loved as a son; 11
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral
Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev Jamie Gump will officiate and burial with
military honors conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be
at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday

ERNEST WILLIAM WUERTZ
Ernest William Wuertz, 89, of Amlin died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001.
He was a retired farmer, a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in
Dublin and a charter associate member of Abiding Lutheran Church in Zapata, Texas.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Margaret Krieger Wuertz; a
brother, Arthur; and a sister, Helen Weber.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Florence Vollrath Wuertz; a
daughter, Edna (Jerry) Woodard of Fredericksburg, Texas; three sons, George
(Haila) Wuertz of Tempe, Ariz., Donald (Karma) Wuertz of Delaware and
Dennis (Carolyn) of Plain City; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
four sisters, Florence Burns of Marysville, Ada Rheinscheld of Lancaster,
Margaret Williams of Columbus and Clara Miller of Hilliard.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran
Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin and burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran
Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at
the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the organ fund at the church

ROSE LAVERNE NEWMAN
Rose LaVerne Newman, 82, of Richwood died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Union
Manor Nursing Center.
She was retired as a corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women
and was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church and the
Child Conservation League.
She was born July 26, 1918, in Pharisburg to the late Fred E. and Edith
Jolliff Cramer and was predeceased by a son, Fred Newman.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Newman whom she married Jan. 30, 1938,
in Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Karen Bump of Richwood and Rosalee
Armstrong of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Betty Jean (Cramer) Wilson of Diamond Bar, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Revs. Scot Gorsuch and Todd Nordquist will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood EMS in care of the funeral home

WILLIAM EUGENE  "BILL" REED
William Eugene "Bill" Reed, 53, of Marysville died unexpectedly Monday,
Jan. 15, 2001, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a paint quality inspector for 15 years at the Honda of America
automobile plant and was a former associate of Reynolds Aluminum in Ashville.
He was born March 10, 1947, in Columbus and was predecased by his father,
Ralph Henry Reed in 1984.
He was a graduate of Franklin Heights High School and attended Columbus
State University. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving two enlistments in
Vietnam, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He attended the Marysville Church
of the Nazarene and formerly attended St. Leo Catholic Church in Columbus.
He had a special interest in the restoration of street cars and hot rods
and admired Corvettes. A devoted grandpa and family man, he enjoyed
gardening and his personal computer.
He is survived by his mother, Annabelle Elam Reed of Marysville; his wife,
Glenna Marie Moore Reed whom he married July 29, 1973 in Columbus; two
daughters, Tina Marie (Eric) Shaner and Roseanne Elizabeth Reed of
Marysville; a grandson, Peyton William-Reed Schaner; three brothers-in-law,
Kenny, Brian and Michael Moore; three sisters-in-law, Shani Rae Brown,
Marilyn K. Cremeans and Jodi L. Ulschafer; his mother-in-law, Opal (Johnie)
Brown of Louisa, Ky.; his father-in-law, Glenn E. (Nora) Moore of Indiana;
an aunt, Mary Catherine Moore of Columbus; and many cousins, nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Marysville Church of
the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim B. Jenkerson will officiate and burial will be
at the Mitchell Cemetery in Darby Township where military honors will be
conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may
call at the Underwood Funeral Home from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and
two hours prior to the funeral.
Pall bearers will be Tom Botts, Bob Wilson, Steve Moore, Erich Schaner,
Todd Eldridge, Bernie Noland, Eugene Moore and Michael Moore.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

HELEN SMART
Helen Smart, 82, of Richwood died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a care giver to many families in the Richwood area over the years.
She was a member of Richwood Community United Calvary Church, where she
played the piano, and was a member of the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Aug. 29, 1918, in Marion to the late Lawrence and Jennie
Dougherty Smart and was predeceased by a brother, Harry Smart.
She is survived by a half-sister, Grace Fryman; and many dear friends in
the Richwood area.
Funeral services were held today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home and burial
was at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Calvary Church.

CLAIRE H. GANNON JENKINS
Claire H. Gannon Jenkins, 84, of Sidney died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at
the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney.
She taught physical education at Sidney High School and Bridgeview for more
than 37 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was
currently a deacon. She was a 1942 graduate of The Ohio State University
with a degree in education and was a member of the O.S.U. Alumni
Association and an avid bridge player and sports fan.
She was born Feb. 2, 1916, in Madison County to the late Edgar and Flossie
Hybarger Gannon. She married Griffis E. Jenkins Aug. 27, 1960, and he died
May 20, 1995.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol VanFossen of Sidney and Verona
Maddox of Rome, Ga.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The Revs. Preston Dawes and Charles Stenner and Dr. Fred B. Lacuesta will
officiate at funeral services to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church of Sidney. There will be no calling hours. In keeping
with the wishes of the deceased, her body will be donated to The Ohio State University.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Shelby County Cancer Society

HELEN REBECCA "BECKY" BROOKS
Helen Rebecca "Becky" Brooks, 36, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001,
at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
She was a rate analyst for the Frank Gates Service Company of Dublin for
six years and was formerly employed for 10 years with Fields Publications.
She proudly served as an Avon representative for the past eight years and
was named to the Presidency Club for sales recognition on several
occasions. She was a 1982 graduate of Marysville High School and was a
member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milford Center. She enjoyed
reading, especially mysteries, making latch hook rugs and angels. She was a
hard worker and a devoted mother.
She was born May 12, 1964, in Delaware to Clarence and Florence Rubeck
Bailey and was predeceased by her father in 1974.
She is survived by her mother of Marysville; a son, Steven Allen Brooks
Jr., 9, a third grader at Edgewood Elementary School; a sister, Brenda
(Chuck) Jordan of Marysville; a half-brother, Ronald Bailey of Ecuador; a
half-sister, Patricia Kuver of Nevada; five nieces; Samantha, Shannon,
Sherri, Stephani and Staci Jordan; three aunts, Cecelia Adams of Delaware;
Ruth (Norris) Oberly of Texas and Velma (James) Stinson of California; an
uncle, Albert (Mary Rose) Rubeck of Marion; special friends, Sue Corzine of
Marysville and Lisa Rawlings of Westerville; several cousins; her
co-workers; and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Milford Center. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate
and burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where
a Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 67 W. State St. in
Milford Center or to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville

O. GERTRUDE MARTIN
O. Gertrude Martin, 97, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church and a
50-year member of Mary Chapter OES 9. From 1937 to 1978, she and her family
spent summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Because of her breathing
problems, the time spent in Michigan became a time of rehabilitation. The
scent of pine trees relieved those problems and gave her time to enjoy
picking blueberries and strawberries and spending time with her husband and children.
She was born Feb. 2, 1903, in Lebanon to J. Warren and Elizabeth Patton
Snider. Her father died in 1941 and her mother died in 1956. She was also
predeceased by a brother, Fred Snider in 1981 and a sister, Leora Decker in
1977. She married Horace P. "H.P." Martin June 25, 1928, in Lebanon and he
died Nov. 23, 1998.
She is survived by a son, Robert H. Martin of Marysville; a daughter, Jane
M. (Robert V.R.) Barnard of Cape Vincent, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Robert
V.R. (Lea) Barnard II, John M. (Sharon) Barnard and Saundra (Sandip) Badhe;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and a private burial service will take
place Tuesday. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service
Sunday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star memorial service will be
held at 4 p.m.
Honorary pall bearers will be Walter Herd, David Balderson, William R.
McCarthy, Evelyn Brooker, Carol Humble, Millie Cook, Robert Klang and
Robert Hamilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Loving Care Hospice
in care of the funeral home

PHOEBE ANN MCCULLOUGH PENHORWOOD
Phoebe Ann McCullough Penhorwood, 65, of Marysville died suddenly Saturday,
Jan. 13, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a beautician for 28 years and was retired from Union Manor Nursing
Center. She was a former member of the Evangelical Friends Church and
enjoyed reading and watching harness racing at the Union County Fair.
She was born March 2, 1935, in Marysville to the late Addison and Jeanne
Arquilla McCullough and was predeceased by her stepfather, Donald
Ballinger. She married Kermit Penhorwood Jan. 5, 1963, at the Marysville
First Presbyterian Church and he died April 24, 1984.
She is survived by a son, John R. (Tracy) DeGood of Ostrander and Jeanne
(Robert) Williams of Plain City; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Dell) Sikes
and Amanda Dennis; two step-grandchildren, Jake and Treg Williams; two
great-grandchildren, Whitney and Little Dell; a stepbrother, William L.
(Linda) Ballinger of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse 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 Speech and
Hearing Department in care of the funeral home

ADDISON T. "A.T." HAMILTON
Addison T. "A.T." Hamilton, 78, of Urbana died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001.
He was a retired farmer and was active in the Free Methodist Church and the
Farm Bureau. He was an avid sports fan and fair supporter.
He was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Berry, Ky., to the late Edward and Hester Jolly Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gertrude "Gertie" Smith Hamilton; a
daughter, Judy (Jack) Lowe; two sons, Don Hamilton and friend Elaine of
West Liberty and Wayne Hamilton of Urbana; two granddaughters, Leann
Hamilton and Dawn (Russell) Yocum of Cable; a grandson, Shawn (Liz) Burnett
of San Diego, Calif.; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Bland of
Urbana; a brother, Bob (Betty) Hamilton of Urbana; six nephews, Roger,
Mike, Chris, Larry Paul and Micah; and five nieces, Amy, Robin, Patty,
Susan and Nancy.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Littleton & Rue
Funeral Home in Urbana. The Rev. James Rogers will officiate and burial
will be at Fairview Cemetery in Lest Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today and after the service Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Chris Bland, Shawn Burnett, Russell Yocum, Dustin
Wallen, Don Perry and Roger Hamilton. Honorary pall bearers will be Homer
Ober, Thad Cushman, Dave Kauffman, Vernon Kauffman, Tom Tullis and Dave Clapp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church or Mercy Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

HELEN SMART
Helen Smart, 82, of Richwood died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a care giver to many families in the Richwood area over the years.
She was a member of Richwood Community United Calvary Church, where she
played the piano, and was a member of the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Aug. 29, 1918, in Marion to the late Lawrence and Jennie
Dougherty Smart and was predeceased by a brother, Harry Smart.
She is survived by a half-sister, Grace Fryman; and many dear friends in
the Richwood area.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Cheney 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 Community United Calvary Church.

JAMES FRANK JACKSON
James Frank Jackson, 89, of Kenton died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at the
Corinthian Skilled nursing and Rehab Center in Kenton.
He was a crane operator for Marion Power Shovel.
He was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Kentucky to the late General Lee and Myrtle
Blue Jackson and was predeceased by a son, Philip Jackson; a brother,
Arthur Jackson; and in 1983 by his first wife, Victoria Hill whom he married in 1935.
He is survived by his second wife, Dotty Jackson; four sons, Harlan Jackson
of Raymond, Jack Jackson of West Liberty, James Jackson of Zanesfield and
Robert Jackson of Marion; a daughter, Betty Drake of Portsmouth; 25
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Ruth Craig of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. B.J. hall will officiate and burial will be at
the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care
of the funeral home.

OMAR HOWARD "MITCH" MITCHELL
Omar Howard "Mitch" Mitchell, 85, of Charleston, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan.
9, 2001, in the hospice unit at the Dayton VA Medical Center following a long illness.
He retired in 1980 from Columbia Gas where he had worked as a radio
technologist for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,
serving as a technical sergeant in the 93rd Signal Battalion, and received
a Bronze Star, a Meritorious Unit Award, a Good Conduct Medal, the
European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, the American Theater
Service Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
He was a 1934 graduate of Logan High School in Logan, W.Va., and a graduate
of Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W.Va. He had been a licensed Ham
Radio operator since 1935, with the call letters W8NA, and was a member of
the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club. For many years, he conducted license
testing of radio amateurs for the government. He was an avid reader of all
types of books, enjoyed learning and was faithful to the Swedenborg religion.
he was born July 11, 1915, in Smokey Junction, Tenn., to the late Hardy A.
and Viona Scarbough Mitchell and was predeceased by six brothers, Lacy,
Donald, James, George, Walter and Norman Mitchell; and a sister, Margaret Combs.
He is survived by a sister, Mona Mitchell of Cincinnati; a brother, Roy
Mitchell of Cincinnati; three sisters-in-law, Helena M. Mitchell of
Marysville, Barbara Mitchell of Orange City, Fla., and Helen Mitchell of
Chapmanville, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews, including Annetta Wherry
of Marysville; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday a the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick Rose of the New Church of Jerusalem in
Cincinnati will officiate and burial with full military honors conducted by
the Union County Veterans Association will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Medical Center, Nine
north-hospice unit, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45420

DAVID G. ROBINSON
David G. Robinson, 26, of Columbus, formerly of the Richwood area, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Grant Medical Center.
He was a 1992 graduate of North Union High School and worked as a chef at
Tucci's in Dublin. He enjoyed being with his friends and making people
laugh and he liked music, movies, playing golf and cooking.
He was born Jan. 25, 1974, to William and Angela Coder Robinson and was
predeceased by his grandparents, Robert Coder and David and Helen Robinson.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, William and Pam Robinson of
Richwood; his mother and stepfather, Bobby and Angela Smith of Boise,
Idaho; a very special companion, Lindsay Meeker; two brothers, Graham
Robinson of Boise and Chris Robinson of West Mansfield; a sister Lacy
Robinson of Richwood; and grandparents, Arlene (Jack) Wilson of Laurelville
and Eileen Downing of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch 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 a charity of the donor's choice

HAZEL ELEANOR BOLIN
Hazel Eleanor Bolin, 81, of North Lewisburg died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001,
at the home of her daughter, Mary Bailey.
She was a farmer and homemaker and a member of Union Chapel Ladies Aid. She
enjoyed Christian women's luncheons, reading and studying the Bible,
playing piano, embroidery and sewing. She played basketball at Cable High School.
She was born May 7, 1919, in Cable to the late John and Goldie Brigner Butz
and was predeceased by three sons, twins John Marvin and George Melvin and
an infant son; three brothers, Charles, Ernie and Bull Butz; and a sister, Margaret Randall.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin G. Bolin whom she married Sept. 25,
1936, in Winchester, Ind.; a son, George (Bert) Bolin of Tremont City; two
daughters, Nancy (Dwight) Thompson and Mary (Ronnie) Bailey of North
Lewisburg; five grandchildren, David (Kelly) Bolin of North Carolina and
April (Kelly) Kaylor, Kimberly Bailey, Paul (Jennifer) Thompson and Emily
Bailey of North Lewisburg; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kaleb Kaylor
of North Lewisburg; a sister, Lois Newman of Mutual; and several nieces and
nephews and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Chapel Community
Church. Pastor David Hernandez will officiate and burial will be at Maple
Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at
the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice

CHRISTA L. RANDALL HASTEDT
Christa L. Randall Hastedt, 90, of Bartow, Fla., formerly of the Richwood
area, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at the Rohr House in Bartow.
She was a graduate of Richwood High School and a longtime member of the
Richwood First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and
was active in the women's society. She had worked for the telephone company
in Marysville and was active with the former Claibourne Grange, Farm Bureau
Council and King's Daughters and was a 50-year member of Mount Carmel OES
42 in Richwood.
She was born Aug. 13, 1910, at the Swartz family home near Essex to the
late William A. and Lucy Sparks Swartz and was predeceased by two
grandchildren, Kim Asbury and Brad Randall; a brother, Claud Swartz; and
three sisters, Esther Young, Ethyl Engle and Ethel Wasserbeck. She married
Zane Baker Randall Jan. 4, 1934, and he died Feb. 13, 1964. She then
married Paul Hastedt and he is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Doris (Don) Ransome of Lakeland, Fla.; a
son, William (Donna) Randall of Auburndale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kent
(Kelli) and Douglas (Connie) Randall and Chris (Becky) Ransome; seven
great-grandchildren, Christa and Evan Ransome and Chris, Tatiana, Gayle,
Kyle and Minday Randall; a brother, Paul Swartz of Richwood; a sister,
Daisy Warner of Richwood; and a brother-in-law, Cliff Wasserbeck of Richwood.
The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate at graveside services to be held at 2
p.m. Sunday at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Satursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove
St., Richwood, Ohio 43344

SANDRA K. RECKLESS
Sandra K. Reckless, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at her home.
A graduate of the Columbus School for Girls and The Ohio State University,
she was a former speech and language pathologist at Berne Union Local
Schools. She was a past president of the Columbus Bar Association
Auxiliary, past board member of the Junior League of Columbus, a member of
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Childhood League Board I and Hanna Neil
Board III.
She is survived by her husband, Walter W. Reckless; her mother, Louise
Kirkendall of Marysville; a son, Walter K. "Kirk" Reckless of Dublin; two
daughters, Martha (Michael) Stockinger of Columbus and Sara Reckless of
Washington, D.C.; a grandson, Jacob Stockinger; two brothers, Ben R.
Kirkendall Jr. of Marysville and Tom D. Kirkendall of Potomac, Md.; and two
sisters, Betty Knowles of Nonquitt, Mass., and Sally Lou McDonald of
Greenwich, Conn.
Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's
Episcopal Church, 7121 Muirfield Drive, Dublin. The Rev. Anne Robbins will
officiate and private burial services will be held at Pleasant Cemetery in
Mount Sterling. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the
Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Berne Union Local Schools, c/o S.
Templin, 506 N. Main St., Sugargrove, Ohio 43155, or St. Patrick's
Episcopal Church

EMMA M. MERKLE
Emma M. Merkle, 91, of Columbus died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Sunrise on
the Scioto Assisted Living.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Chuckery and was active in
the choir, Ladies Aid and LWML. She assisted her husband, Rudolf G. Merkle
in his classroom at St. Paul Lutheran School.
She was born July 20, 1909, in Van Wert County to the late Otto L. and
Emilie Marie Schumn Germann and was predeceased by her husband in 1991; a
daughter, Dorothy Calhoun in 1966; two brothers, Kletus Germann and Arnold
Germann; and a sister, Victoria Merkle.
She is survived by children, Gertrude H. (Edward) Losely of Perry, Edward
P. (Vivian) Merkle of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Robert A. (Suzanne) Merkle of
Plain City; six grandchildren, Karl (Kathy) Losely, Paula Merkle, Edward N.
(Debbie) Merkle, James R. (Linda) Merkle, Jennifer (Bill) Pollock and Rob
(Heather) Merkle; seven great-grandchildren, Faith, Troy, Christian,
Bryson, Rachel and Kelsy Merkle and Megan Pollock; and a sister, Ramona Ramsey.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Gerald D. Matzke will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the school or
Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214-3998

MARY FERRELL SWISHER
Mary Ferrell Swisher, 100, of Marysville and formerly of Upper Arlington
died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
She was a devoted homemaker and member of First Community Church in Upper
Arlington. She was formerly a licensed practical nurse in Mayfield, Ky.,
and Memphis, Tenn.
She was born Sept. 14, 2000, in Tennessee to the late William and Henrietta
Valentine Woodard and was predeceased by two sons, Jerry in 1969 and Robert
in 1996; six brothers and a sister. She married Harold F. Swisher and he
died in 1978,
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara F. Kelly of Broadway; five
grandchildren, Gary R. Kelly and Timothy Kelly of Columbus, Jennifer (Jeff)
Hodges of Richwood and Scott (Andrea) Swisher and William Swisher of Upper
Arlington; three great-grandchildren, Jay, Joey and Larry; a
daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Swisher of Upper Arlington; and many nieces and
nephews, including Joe (Mary Lou) Glasgow of South Fulton, Tenn., Jim
(Diane) Swisher of Houston, Texas, and Audra Carol Stine of Iola, Kan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at Sunset
Cemetery in Galloway. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pilot Dog Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

CHESTER JONES JR.
Chester Jones Jr., 57, of Plain City died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001 at Memorial
Hospital of Union County. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was born July 30, 1943, in Hazard, Ky., to the late Ezra and Bernice
Jones and was predeceased by a brother and in 1993 by his wife Edna Mae
Picklesimon Jones
He is survived by children, William Lee Picklesimon of Plain City, Dawn
Renee Wolf of Delaware, Richard Allen Jones of Marysville, Carolyn Lynn
Slone of Magnetic Springs and Chester "Junior" Jones of Richwood; 13
grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
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 Darby Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday

FLORENCE B. SHIRK
Florence B. Shirk, 80, of the East Liberty-Middleburg area died Wednesday,
Jan. 3, 2001, at her resident.
She was a member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church. She was a
homemaker and did lots of cooking and gardening. She enjoyed fishing and
swimming with her grandchildren, entertaining her many nieces and nephews
on the farm.
She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Zane Township to the late Norris and Hazel
Sidesinger Holycross and was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Shirk;
two children, Donna J. and Donald D. Shirk; and sisters, Esther Spain and
Mildred Spain.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie (Vernon) Current of Middleburg; a
son, Allen (Rosann) Shirk of West Liberty; five grandchildren, Don (Lorie),
Dave (Missy), Amy (Jason), Shaundra and Dani; six great-grandchildren,
Aerrinn, Aericka, Sydney, Jessy, Nathan and Nikki; and a sister, Maxine
Lowman of Sarasota, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Middleburg United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David Cottrill will officiate and burial will be
at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg

ABBY M. HAGER
Abby M. Hager, 16, of London died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in the emergency
room at Madison County Hospital.
A sophomore at Jonathan Alder High School, she participated in volleyball
and softball and was active in the Rosedale Grow-em Quick 4-H Club.
 She was born Dec. 4, 1984, in Columbus to Steve and Becki Boyd Hager.
She is survived by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth; a brother, Mitchell;
grandparents, Don and Mary Jo Boyd, Susie and Lou Durham and Rita and
Charley Hager; and great-grandparents, Buck and Irene Boyd and Walter Morris.
Funeral services will be held at11 a.m. Thursday at Rosedale Freewill
Baptist Church, 9700 Rosedale Milford Center Road. The Revs. Oscar B. and
Charles Baldwin will officiate and burial will be at the Plumwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Students are asked to call from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abby Hager Memorial Fund,
Richwood Banking Company, 601 W. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064

DAYTON EARL JIVIDEN
Dayton Earl Jividen, 85, of Richwood died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Marion
Manor Nursing Home.
He retired in 1977 after 36 years of dedicated service from Commercial
Steel in Marion where he worked as a steel grinder. He was a member of
Community United Calvary Church and the First United Methodist Church of
Richwood. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening, reading, camping
and traveling.
He was born April 4, 1915, in Putnum County, W.Va., to the late Robert and
Dulcie Pitchford Jividen and was predeceased by two daughters, Muriel Evans
and Juanita Eaches; two brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Daughterty Jividen whom he married in
April 1934 in Robertsburg W.Va.; four daughters, Janice (Kenneth) Lindstedt
of Waldo, Bonnie (Bob) Dill of Loveland, Colo., Marilyn (Larry) Hauk of
Cusseta, Ga., and Eileen (Jerry) Pfarr of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sons,
David Jividen of Richwood and Michael (Ruth) Jividen of Hilliard; 16
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Bill Eaches of Waldo;
and a sister, Arlene (Frank) Laffler of Merritt Island, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Calvary Church

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DAVID E. "DAVE" MILLER
David E. "Dave" Miller, 30, of Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001,
surrounded by his family at Children's Hospital in Columbus following a
long battle with congenital heart disease.
He was a 1988 graduate of Marysville High School and was a weekend delivery
man for Tubby's Pizza for several years. He was a member of Marysville FOE
3506 and had attended Columbus State Community College. He was a very
talented artist who especially enjoyed sharing his talents with children
and he was know to draw cartoons on the inside of the pizza boxes before
delivery. Some of his drawings are on display on the 6A West Cardiology
Diagnostics Floor at Children's Hospital.
He enjoyed "The Simpson" and WWF wrestling and especially enjoyed
volunteering for many years at the annual Children's Hospital Heart Camp.
He dearly loved his dog, "Scraps."
He was born May 12, 1970, in Marysville and was predeceased by his maternal
grandparents, William Floyd Miller and Martha Jane LeVan.
He is survived by his loving mother, Karen Sue Miller; a brother, Robert
Miller of Marysville; and an aunt, Kathy (Darrel) Wright of Marysville;
special cousins, Jeremy James Dowler and Michael Shane Dowler of Marysville
and Rhonda Jane Miller, Ronald Eugene Miller and Randy Eugene Miller of
Newark; several great-aunts and -uncles; numerous cousins; a longtime
friend, Jack Kunkler of Marysville; his goddaughter, Hope Kunkler; his
cardiologist for nearly all of his life, Dr. Jo Craenen; the dedicated
nursing staff of 6A West Cardiology Diagnostics; and many other friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the David E. Miller family in care of
the funeral home

NICOLE LOUISE SLOAN

Nicole Louise Sloan, 13, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 27,
2001, at her home.
She was in the seventh grade at Marysville Middle School. She was a
resident of Florida from 1988 to 1999 and was an active Girl Scout at
Dodgertown Elementary School in Vero Beach, Fla., from the first through
the fifth grades. She enjoyed swimming at the beach.
She was a member of the YMCA and she wrote poetry, played the clarinet in
her school band, played the piano and enjoyed dancing and singing to
Britney Spears music. She like riding roller coasters, playing with her
cat, "Precious," taking long walks with her mother. She was blessed with
the ability to make many new friends and was funny and liked to make people laugh.
She was a devoted and extremely loving daughter and sister to her mother
and two younger brothers. She was always there for her friends and
cherished her time with them. She was a "loving angel" to her mother and
was always "Daddy's girl." Dan Albritton loved little "Colee." Her grieving
survivors know that this world will never be the same without her.
She was born a beautiful baby girl Jan. 24, 1988, in Fort Pierce, Fla., and
is survived by her loving mother, Lisa Allbritton of Marysville; two
brothers, Justin and Danny of Marysville; her devoted father and
stepmother, Darryl and Susan Sloan of Jonesboro, Ga.; a half-brother,
Andrew of Jonesboro; a stepsister, Nikki of Jonesboro; her loving
grandparents, Hansel and Eloise Picklesimer and Ray and Sylvia Sloan of
Fort Pierce; her great-grandmother, Thelma Sloan of Fort Pierce; aunts and
uncles; Joyce and Dan Allan, Debbie and Lee Boyer, Gary and Janet
Picklesimer, Tina Koehler, Allison Sanchez and Angela Sloan; special
cousins, Ruth, Amy, Linda, Steve, Colleen, Wayne, Shane, Angelina, Brianna
and Kimberly; many other cousins; other survivors, Dan Alsbritton,
step-sister, Jamie Allbritton; Grace "Ga Ga" and Hughie Tiller and Steve
Castle; very special friends, including her best friends, Brittney Blakeman
and Julie "Ju Ju" Denning; and many, many great-aunts and great-uncles and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Marysville
Church of Christ. Ed Bialon will officiate. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home is handling local arrangements.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Haisley-Hobbs
Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Fla. Jerry Bickford will officiate and burial
will follow at the White City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday in Fort Pierce.
Memorial contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network,
5034 Odin's Way, Marietta, Ga. 30068

MARTHA A. WHEELER

Martha E. Wheeler, 80, of Black Mountain, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001.
She was a resident of Highland Farms Retirement Community and was a native
of Seville, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a major
in sociology. After service in World War II in police work, she returned to
OSU and earned a J.D. Degree.
She entered an active and distinguished career in corrections, working in
that field in new Jersey and New York before being appointed superintendent
of the Ohio Reformatory for Women where she served from January 1958 to
April 1974. She was active nationally in the development of standards for
prison administration and was elected president of the American
Correctional Association.
After retirement from active prison administration, she continued her work
on standards by serving on prison accreditation teams across the country.
Among her many honors and awards was a formal recognition by the Ohio
Senate, praising her for her major role in the development of standards
that now apply to the accreditation of correctional institutions in the United States.
She was an active volunteer in civic affairs and in hospital administration.
She is survived by a brother, Arthur Brintnall of Brevard.
The Asheville Mortuary Service handled arrangements

TANITA MARIE COMBS
Tanita Marie Combs, 36, of North Lewisburg died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at
the Ohio State University Hospital.
She was self-employed and was a caring and loving mother, sister and
daughter who had a wonderful sense of humor.
She was born Dec. 9, 1964, in Marysville to Audney A. and Frances A.
Picklesimer Combs of North Lewisburg and was predeceased by an infant son,
James Audney Caudill; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Fanny
Picklesimer; and her paternal grandparents, Preston and Jewell Combs.
She is survived by her parents; a daughter, Erica M. Combs; a grandson,
Bradley Marshall Douglas Picklesimon; a sister, Trisha Combs of North
Lewisburg; two brothers, Todd and Tracy Combs of North Lewisburg; her
fiance, Shannon Tatman of North Lewisburg, whom she loved very much and
whom she was to marry Saturday; special cousins who were like sisters,
Brenda, Terri and Connie; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home
The Rev. Kurt King will officiate and burial will be at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Don Combs, Willard Picklesimer, Charles Picklesimer,
Philip Picklesimer, Karl Picklesimer, Bill Jolliff, Steve White and Bob
Fairchild. Honorary pall bearers will be Bob Picklesimer and Porter Combs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the deceased's daughter and grandson
in care of the funeral home

JACK CARSON GEHO
Jack Carson Geho, 45, of Cable died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, in the emergency
room at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
He was born Jan. 22, 1956, in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Dingey Geho; his parents, Lowell E. and
G. Ruth Noland Geho; three children, Rachel, Phillip and Mark Geho of
Cable; three sisters, Terry (Glen) Buettner of Bellefontaine, Sherri (Bob)
Wortman of New Milford, Conn. and Lori Sanders of Ansonia; two brothers,
David (Jennie) Geho of Roanoke, Va., and Paul Geho of Raymond; and several
nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday 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 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

MILDRED B. NEILL GUY SIMPSON
Mildred B. Neill Guy Simpson, 84, of Marysville died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a two-year illness.
She was a graduate of New California High School and retired in 1978 from
Eljer plumbingware after 20 years as a machine operator. She also worked as
the kitchen supervisor and cook for Memorial Hospital of Union County when
it first opened in the mid 1950s.
She was a former resident of the villages of New Dover, Allen Center and
Broadway and was a longtime member of Allen Center Baptist Church where she
served as pianist and organist for 50 years and assisted in various
administrative capacities, including superintendent and clerk. She was a
member of the Ladies Aid and the Missionary Society of the church and
helped organize Election Day dinners and homecoming celebrations.
She was a community fundraising volunteer for the Heart Association and
Cancer Society and enjoyed making arts and crafts items for church
fundraisers. A devoted mother and grandmother, she was a well-known cook
and baker and regularly visited shut-ins and the sick. She was a superb
note writer and card sender. Despite her heart ailments and diagnosis of
cancer, she maintained an unselfish, hard-working commitment to her
friends, family and church.
She was born March 28, 1916, in Jerome Township, Union County, to the late
Benjamin Cecil and Ursule Clara Wester Neill and was predeceased by a
grandson, Robin Willis Shuster; a granddaughter, Debra Lynn Shuster
Loubert; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Loubert; and in 1990 by her
husband, Ralph B. Simpson.
She is survived by a son, Gene Guy of Marysville; four daughters, Eileen
Guy of Marysville, Bernice (Cecil) Ross of Kenton, Phyllis (Nigle) Standley
of Bellefontaine and Clara (Armond) Shuster of LaRue; two stepchildren, Ann
Marie (Tony) Myers of Virginia and Ralph (Phyllis) Simpson Jr. of
Marysville; 15 grandchildren, Todd Guy, Charla (Rick) Asman, Shawnya (Ken)
Bray, Shad (Angie) Guy, Mark Ross, David (Susie) Ross, Joni (Bill) Siler,
Jeffrey (Jane) Standley, Pamela (John) Taylor, Gregory (Jennifer) Standley,
John (Dawna) Standley, Brannon (Bess) Standley, Kevin Shuster, Karen
(Darius) Murphy and Terry Loubert; five step-grandchildren, Toni Marie
Myers, Bill (Lisa) Myers, Connie Simpson, Nancy (Jim) Burrey and Mark
Simpson; 40 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Neill Sr. of Marysville
and Gerald (Gladys) Neill of West Mansfield; a special friend, Christine
O'Harra of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Allen Center
Baptist Church. The Rev. Stephen R. Waltman will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

JOY L. HEADLEE YOUMANS
Joy L. Headlee Youmans, 70, of Plain City died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Riverside Hospital.
A longtime resident of Plain City, she was active in the community and sold
real estate with King Thompson/Walls Bennett, Inc. She was a member of the
Plain City Presbyterian Church and attended Northwest Chapel.
Born Feb. 21, 1931, in Union County, she was preceded in death by her
parents, Delbert and Bessie Elizabeth Smart Headlee, and a stepmother, Naomi Headlee.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Youmans, whom she married July 22,
1949; daughters, Suzanne (Todd) Wurschmidt and Sharon "Sherry" (James)
Phillips of Plain City; grandchildren, Mitchell and Austin Wurschmidt and
Jay, Gretchen and Sam Phillips; sisters, Pat Collins and Hope (Rex) North
of Plain City; and brothers, Jerry (Rose) Headlee of Philadelphia, Pa., and
Tom (Pam) Headlee of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Northwest Chapel, 6700
Rings Road, Dublin, and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain
City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City

DONALD R. "DON" HAYES

Donald R. "Don" Hayes, 68, of Marysville, formerly of Celina, died suddenly
at his home Friday, Feb. 23, 2001.
He was retired from General Dynamics Corporation of Lima. He was a 1950
graduate of Rockford High School and was a sergeant in the U.S. Army,
stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, during the Korean War. He worked in the
plumbing business in Celina form more than 20 years. After moving to
Marysville, he worked as a maintenance repairman at the Helen Evans
Apartments. He enjoyed his granddaughters and fishing and especially
enjoyed fishing and vacationing the past 10 years with the Grumpy Old Men
fishing group. He was born April 27, 1932, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to the late Chester
Russell and Viola S. Burrous Hayes and was predeceased by a sister, Bonnie
Hayes, and a brother, Russell Hayes.
He is survived by two sons, William "Bill" (Lura) Hayes of Marysville and
Chet Hayes of Ostrander; a daughter, LuAnn (Bill) Wallace of Ostrander; and
three granddaughters, Catherine and Christine Hayes and Nikki Jencson.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and the deceased will
be buried next to his parents at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery
near Rockford. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home

FLORENCE EVANS
Florence Evans, 95, of New Palestine, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at
the Masonic Home in Franklin, Ind.
She was the mother of Robert (Phyllis) Evans of Marysville

MARION IVA JOHNSON
Marion Iva Johnson, 77, of Lakeland, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at
Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
She was a member of Kathleen Evangelical Chapel and enjoyed crafts,
crocheting and spending time with her family.
She was born May 12, 1923, in Parkers Landing, Pa., to the late George and
Iva Foust Fross. She married Herschell Johnson in Lafayette, Ind., march 6,
1939, and he died June 13, 1993.
She is survived by a son, William B. Johnson of Lakeland; four daughters,
Norma J. Ormeroid of Lakeview, Patricia Tucker and Bonnie Tomasina of
Columbus and Gwen Shirk of Ashley; 12 grandchildren; 18
great-great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a stepbrother,
George Fross of Franklin, Pa.; and a stepsister, Delores Gallagher of Grove City, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Thornton Russell &
Hitch Funeral Home, 223 N. Meridian St., Lebanon, Ind., and burial will be
at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown, Ind. Friends may call from 10 a.m.
until the time of the service Monday

JASEN B. LANGE
Jasen B. Lange, 24, of Russells Point died Thursday Feb. 22, 2001, as the
result of an automobile accident of U.S. 33 in New Hampshire, Ohio.
He was employed at Celina Aluminum Precision Technology in Celina and was a
member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point where he
was a server for many years. He was a 1996 graduate of Indian Lake High School.
He was born Oct. 16, 1976, in Bellefontaine and was predeceased by his
maternal grandfather, Joseph Payton; and an uncle, David Payton.
He is survived by his mother and her fiance, Lynn Hammond and Thomas
Presser of Huntsville; his father and stepmother, Jeffrey B. and Roberta
"Bertie" Lange of Russells Point; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Payton
of Marysville; paternal grandparents, John B. and Erma Lange Jr. of
Huntsville; a sister, Angela Lange of the home; two brothers, Ryan M. Lange
of Marion and Dustin A. Lange of Russells Point; a special friend, Crystal
Lillicrap of Lakeview; two stepsisters, Nikki J. (Michael J.) Knott
Moseinski of Toledo and Holly D. (David F.) Knott Maier of Huntsville; a
stepbrother, T. Kirk Knott of Norfolk, Va.; and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Woods
Catholic Church. The Rev. Harold W. Kist will officiate and burial will be
at the Huntsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday at the Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview, where prayers will be read at 1:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com

MILTON P. WISE
Milton P. Wise, 85, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was retired from Eljers Manufacturing after 37 years of service and was
a life member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a 25-year member of the
International Molders and Allied Workers Union and served as secretary of
the local. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and horses.
He was born Oct. 8, 1915, in Union County to the late John and Dora
Hagendeffer Wise and was predeceased by two brothers, Wilson and Edgar Wise.
He is survived by his wife, Jennette Perry Wise whom he married Sept. 8,
1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church; three sons, Carl C. Wise and Roy E.
Wise of Marysville and Gary E. (Carol) Wise of Delaware; a daughter, Vivian
M. Heil of Marysville; five grandchildren, Dan (Dawn) Heil of East Liberty,
Amy (Henry) Croppers of Columbus, Angela (Kevin) Hillyard of Marysville and
Barbara and Chris Wise of Delaware; six great-grandchildren, Brooke Heil,
Johnny Wise, James Croppers, Alysha Hillyard, Clara Hillyard and Nicholas
Heil; two step-great-grandchildren, Tiffany and Kimberly; a sister, Lorena
Bame of Findlay; a sister-in-law, Pearl Wise Marshall of Phoenix, Ariz.;
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the church
cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church

ALBERT E. "BID" TROUT

Albert E. "Bid" Trout, 86, of North Lewisburg died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001,
at Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was an area farmer for more than 25 years and worked as a power shovel
operator for Marion Brick Company. He never retired. He sheared sheep and
his last job was as sexton of Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. He
was a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law. He
always helped everyone who needed help and took special pride in his work
at Maple Grove for more than 17 years. He did take a little time to go fishing on occasion.
He was born April 12, 1914, in Union County to the late Chalmer G. and
Mabel R. Thompson Trout and was predeceased by three brothers, Clarence,
Cecil and Leroy "Bud" Trout; a sister, Dorothy Epps; his stepsister, Patty;
and a brother-in-law, Jim Bahan.
He is survived by his wife, Peg Bahan Trout whom he married April 9, 1936;
two daughters, Judy (Mike) Vallery of Woodstock and Sara (Dale) Neer of
Marysville; two sons, Mike (Linda) Trout of Urbana and Jerry (Phyllis)
Trout of Sugar Creek; 11 grandchildren, Michael Vallery, Suzanne (Jim)
Juzwiak, Melodi (Rick) Wilkins, Mark Witten, Kyle Witten, Clayton Neer,
Andrea (Chris) Millice, Tracey Trout, Shelly (Jim) Ling, Jayme (Lee) Shaw
and Ann (Wes) Levings; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Norman)
Dooley of Findlay; his stepmother, Dorotha Trout of Marysville;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary and Raymond Hayslip, Katie and
Boyd Fout, Carolyn and Kenny Stanley, Jayne and Gene Leiter and Shelly
Bahan; a half-sister, Wanda; a step-sister, Judy; a step-brother, Glenn
Smith; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday

SYLVIA G. COFFMAN HAMILTON KIRK
Sylvia G. Coffman Hamilton Kirk, 98, of Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 21,
2001, at Heartland of Marysville surrounded by her family.
She was a former resident of Columbus and worked as a footwear fancy
stitcher at the J & K Shoe Company. She was a charter member of Westerville
Bible Church and attended Berean Bible Church in Dublin. She was an expert
seamstress and lovingly made hats, dresses and wedding gowns for her
granddaughters and enjoyed crocheting, knitting and tending her flower gardens.
She was born May 29, 1902, in Perry County to the late William and Ella
Hatfield Coffman and was predeceased by her husbands, Garold Hamilton and Roy Kirk.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha (Howard) Wentz of Marysville; a
special nephew who was like a son, Dan Coffman of Dublin; two
granddaughters, Cindy Rausch (Dr. Ron) Riegel of Marysville and Karen
(John) Boley of Alexandria, Ind.; six great-grandchildren; Michelle
(Michael) Davet, Sarah Jane Rausch, Doug Rausch, Jill Boley, Jacqueline
Boley and John Boley; two sisters, Margaret and Virginia; a brother Carl
Coffman; a special niece, Jean Gibson of Pacific, Mo.; a special friend,
John Cox of Columbus; and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Berean Bible Church
on Dublin Road. Elders David White and Dr. Lee Ekleberry will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to
7 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the youth ministry at Berean Bible Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

JACK LEE HARTUNG
Jack Lee Hartung, 77, of Ostrander died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Kobacker House.
He was retired after 29 years of service with North American Rockwell and
was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 1941 graduate of West High
School in Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 79 and VFW Post
3320 in Marysville.
He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Ruth Hartung; his beloved wife,
Marie; a brother, Robert Hartung; and a good friend, Ralph Sanese.
He is survived by children, Jackie (Bob) Engle, Jim (Barb) Craig and Eddie
Craig of Columbus, Sandy (Charlie) Craig of Reynoldsburg and Robert (Rose)
Hartung of Dublin; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan
(Denny) Drummond of Florida; a sister-in-law, Christine Hartung of
Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Tidd Funeral
Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard. Chaplain Steve Rice will officiate and
burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at
Riverside and Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

WILLIAM WILLIS KERNS
William Willis Kerns, 84, of Houston, Texas, formerly of North Lewisburg,
died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001.
He lived most of his life in North Lewisburg before moving to Virginia in
1990 and to Houston in 1996. He was a U.S. Army sergeant in World War II,
serving in the South Pacific and was a longtime employee of North American
Rockwell in Columbus.
He was born March 6, 1916, in Union County to the late Casper and Leota
Willis Kerns and was predeceased on Nov. 25, 1997, by his wife of 60 years,
Mary Mildred Creviston Kerns whom he married May 22, 1937, in Richmond, Ind.
He is survived by his son, Dr. William J. (Sena) Kerns of Houston; a
daughter, Dyna (Harold) Wilson of Reston, Va.; six grandchildren, Nora,
Nancy and Karen Kerns of Houston and Shannon, Megan and Erin Wilson of
Reston; and a sister, Gladys Steiner of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Kurt King
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

MARTIN G. BURNS
Martin G. Burns, 76, of Milford Center died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was a farmer and had retired in 1994 as the district representative for
AAL Insurance. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where
he had served as an elder of the church, chairman of the congregation and
school board member. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the
South Pacific, and was active in many farm organizations.
He was born March 30, 1924, in Union County to the late Arthur and Clara
Rausch Burns and was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Dean Burns.
He is survived by his wife, Norma E. Scheiderer Burns whom he married April
6, 1947, at St. John's Lutheran Church; three sons, Gary M. (Mary) Burns of
Irwin, Michael (Cathy) Burns of Plain City and Danny L. (Pam) Burns of
Milford Center; two daughters, Susan K. (John) Eickhoff of Milford Center
and Sally A. (Kurt) Eischer of Frankenmuth, Mich.; 19 grandchildren,
Matthew (Karen), Josh (Kelly) and Stephanie Burns, Stacey (Kevin)
Scheiderer, Laura, Jenny, Meredith, Ashley, Cory, Trevor, Tanner and Bailey
Burns, Zachary (Niki), Jared, Jacob, Seth and Caleb Eickhoff and Ruth and
Claire Eischer; four great-grandchildren, Rose, Audrey, Ethan and Austin;
two sisters, Evelyn (Ed) Fladt of Dublin and Dorothy (Truman) Nicol of
Plain City; a brother, Harold (Viola) Burns of Milford Center; and a
sister-in-law, Betty Burns of Milford Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home. Pall bearers will be the deceased's grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or the
Central Ohio Parkinson Association in care of the funeral home

EDNA MAE WATSON
Edna Mae Watson, 79, of Plain City died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run.
She was a founder and member of the Living Waters Church of God.
She was born Oct. 15, 1921, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Warren and
Mary James Blanton and was predeceased by a son, Eric Watson; a
great-granddaughter, Ashley Green; three brothers, Sam Blanton, Scott
Blanton and Bill Blanton; and in 1980 by her husband, Mitchell Watson.
She is survived by a son, Aaron (Anita) Watson of Plain City; two
daughters, Juliana (Henry) Smith of Columbus and Edith Houston of Columbus;
five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Alice
Pharis of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Living Waters
Church of God, 10910 U.S. 42, Marysville. The Rev. Jasper G. Marcum will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Contributions may be made to the church

ESTELLE "STELLA" ANN PETRO TOBICASH
Estelle "Stella" Ann Petro Tobicash, 92, a longtime resident of Marysville,
die unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the home of her daughter in
South Bend, Indiana.
She was the co-owner and operator of the Oakland Hotel which was located on
the northeast corner of the downtown square. For many years, she and her
husband also owned Toby's Rainbow Bar and the Tijuana Bar, located in the
vicinity of the hotel. They sold the three establishments before the hotel
burned in 1975 and opened Nick's Bargain Barn which was located on East
Fifth Street in the downtown.
She was a member of Our lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and participated in
the Joy of the Lord prayer group. She was a bingo volunteer, a member of
Windsor and Community Seniors and the Windsor Singers and was a lifetime
member of BPO Elks Lodge 1130.  While living with her daughter for health
reasons, she attended St. Matthew's Cathedral. She was devoted to her
grandchildren, her church and her friends and she enjoyed music.
She was born July 30, 1908, in Lorain to the late Paul and Suzanne Fazekas
Petro and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Petro. She married Nicholas
"Toby" Tobicash in 1938 in Lorain and he died in 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia (Edward Camp) Stull of South Bend;
two grandsons, Nicholas Stull of Wayland, Mich., and Christopher (Katie)
Stull of Niles, Mich.; a granddaughter, Kimberly Stull of Rockford, Ill.; a
brother, Joseph Petro of Mantua; two sisters-in-law, Helen Petro of St.
Louis and Rose (David) Moore of South Amherst; a brother-in-law, John
(Susie) Antonczak of Elyria; a former son-in-law, Pet Stull of Wayland,
Mich.; special friends, Maggie Marvin, Mary McIntire, Esther Trees, Alice
Caplinger and Don and Shirley Rausch; and many 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 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Underwood Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

HENRIETTA MOYER COWGILL
Henrietta Moyer Cowgill, 88, of Richwood died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at
the Wintersong Village Nursing Home in Delaware.
She was a 1931 graduate of Richwood High School and a graduate of Marion
Business College. She ran a floral business where she also did ceramics and
she worked at the Richwood Banking Company for more than 15 years. During
World War II, she worked in war plants in California and Marion. She was a
dedicated lifetime member of the Richwood First Baptist Church where she
served as church secretary for many years. She was a 50-year member and
Past Worthy Matron of Mount Carmel chapter 42 OES of Richwood and was a
talented seamstress who enjoyed knitting, crocheting and painting.
She was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Richwood to the late Charles R. and Lloa
Griffith Moyer and was predeceased by three brothers, Joy, Glenn and John
Moyer. She married Arthur Sullivan on July 17, 1938, in Greenup, Ky., and
he died in May 1966. She then married Vernon R. Cowgill on June 22, 1970,
and he died March 17, 1998.
She is survived by a sister, Janice Moyer Sparks of Delaware, numerous
nieces and nephews; a special friend, Gina North; and a very dedicated church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be
at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church or
the Richwood Civic Center

DEBORAH J. HUMPHRIES
Deborah J. Humphries, 45, of Marysville died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 18,
2001, at Grant/Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was a homemaker and liked to shop and do karaoke.
She was born in Delaware Sept. 25, 1955, to Wesley E. and Shirley F. Wilson
Mitchell and was predeceased by her mother and grandfather, Lee I. Mitchell.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Wesley E. and Dorothy J.
Mitchell of Ostrander; her husband, Eddie F. Humphries whom she married
Oct. 14, 1972, at the home of her parents; two daughters, Tonia J.
Humphries and Michele R. Humpries of Marysville; a granddaughter, Sabrina
L. Zimmer; her paternal grandmother, Delma T. Mitchell of Marysville; four
sisters, Deanna (Jim) Bumgarner of Marysville, Tina (Ron) McGlone of Irwin,
Donna (Chris) Campbell of West Mansfield and Tammy Mitchell of Marysville;
two brothers, Steve (Sheryl) Mitchell of Marysville and Glenn (Sharon)
Mitchell of North Lewisburg; and a special cousin, Myra Picklesimer of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Don Moceri will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

RUTH M. DIXON
Ruth M Dixon, 83, of East Liberty died Wedneday, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center following a long illness.
A farmer's wife, she retired in 1982 from Memorial Hospital of Union County
after 10 years of service in the dietary department. She was a member of
the East Liberty Church of Christ and its Ladies Aid and the Bellefontaine
Friendly Senior Citizens. She enjoyed flowers, going out to eat and
visiting with friends, especially the ladies of the church. She especially
loved her grandchildren and family.
She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in West Mansfield to the late Oliver Ray and
Carrie Garver O'Dell and was predeceased by two sisters, Clara Hutchins and
Minnie Coyer, and a brother, Walter Hardman. She married Lee Roy Dixon
Sept. 25, 1937, in Urbana and he died Aug. 22, 1983.
She is survived by a son, Richard L. (Lou) Dixon of Bellefontaine; two
grandsons, Rick Dixon of Bellefontaine and Todd (Jamie) Dixon of
Huntsville; three great-grandsons, Drew, Blaine and Connor Dixon; a
great-granddaughter, Taylor Dixon; a sister-in-law, Melba Zinkhon of
Urbana; a longtime friend, Imolene Slade; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty Church of Christ,
9505 Foundry St., East Liberty, Ohio 43319

TILLIE F. SCHWARTZKOPF
Tillie F. Schwartzkopf, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville surrounded by family and friends.
A lifelong homemaker, she was a 65-year member of Zion Lutheran Church
where she was active in the Ladies Aid and other church activities.
She was born May 12, 1906, in Marysville to the late Lewis J. and Dorathea
Rausch Rausch and was predeceased by two sisters, Martha Bunsold and Nora
Dellinger; three brothers, Willis Rausch, Gerhardt Rausch and Ezra Rausch;
and a son-in-law, Richard Graupner. She was married to Elmer J.
Schwartzkopf on May 21, 1926, in Chicago by her brother-in-law, the Rev.
Lewis J. Schwartzkopf and her husband, Elmer, died Jan. 31, 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis (Maria) Schwartzkopf of Findlay and
Donald W. (Jean) Swartz of Honor, Mich.; a daughter, Lillian D. Graupner of
Plymouth, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister,
Christine (Herb) Vollrath of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Christine Rausch
of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Reetz of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate
and burial will be at Glen Rest Cemetery in Reynoldsburg at 2:30 p.m.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

BILLY K. MORSE
Billy K. Morse, 82, of Huber Heights died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at
Grandview Hospital in Dayton.
He was an electrical engineer, retiring from Wright Patterson Air Force
Base after 42 years of service. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World
War II and a member of VFW Post 3283, the American Legion, Sulphur Grove
United Methodist Church, Huber Heights Lodge 777 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley
of Dayton, Kittyhawk Shrine Club and Antioch Shrine Temple Motor Corp. He
volunteered at the Air Force Museum.
He is survived by his wife, Ula; a daughter, Janet L. (James D.) Touvell of
Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, William D. (Becky) Morse of Albuquerque, N.Mex.; a
sister, Joan Donaldson of Carey; a brother, Walter Morse of Milford Center;
and six grandchildren, Margaret, Rebekah, Sarah, Caleb, Joshua and Nathaniel.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Sulphur Grove United
Methodist Church, 7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights. The Rev. Jack
Drodge will officiate and burial will be at the Unionville Center Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Marker & Heller Funeral
Home, 5844 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, where a Masonic service will begin at 7 p.m

MARY KATHRYN "KAY" MARSHALL
Mary Kathryn "Kay" Marshall, 83, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Union Manor.
She was a homemaker and a retired Nationwide Insurance agent. She was an
active member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, the United
Methodist Women and the Country Bells. She enjoyed playing bridge.
She was born May 21, 1917, in Marysville to the late William and Mabel
Meddles Parrott Burris and was predeceased by a son, William L. Marshall in
1996. She married Leroy W. "Joy" Marshall in 1937 and he died in 1966.
She is survived by a son, John H. (Beth) Marshall of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Carolyn Marshall of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Jody
(Jim) Cullman of Marysville, Karen Marshall of Columbus, Kim (Kip) Tallman
of Ridgeway, Debbie (Scott) Jarrell of Kettering and Amy, Lindsay and Marc
Marshall of Marysville; 10 great-grandchildren, Trisha and Nathan Moffett,
Tyler and Wesley Cullman, Kincade, Kierston and Kolton Tallman and Zachary,
Caleb and Hannah Jarrell; and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 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 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Loving Care Hospice in
care of the funeral home

BERTHA M. "BERT" THOMPSON
Bertha M. "Bert" Thompson, 77, of Ostrander died on Valentine's Day,
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after
suffering a massive stroke while volunteering at the Windsor Senior
Center's meals Monday.
She was employed for more than 20 years with the Buehler's grocery store in
Delaware where she was manager of the deli department and hostess of the
restaurant. She was formerly employed with Ranco Control of Delaware and
was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the Altar
Guild. She attended Watkins High School and for the last 10 years was an
active volunteer with the Windsor Seniors. She enjoyed her grandchildren
and family, flowers and spending time with the Windsor Seniors.
She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Marysville to the late Jacob and Bertha
Matilda Gase Wuertz and was predeceased by a son, Donald L. Thompson on
March 5, 1990; two brothers, LeeRoy Wuertz and Edwards Wuertz; and two
sisters, Clara Pauline Bell and Ruth Bywater. She married Donald "Van"
Thompson Nov. 26, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church and he died Jan. 7, 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Ted) Beaver; two granddaughters,
Marianne and Heather Beaver; three sisters, Mary (Tex) Beekman of
Centerburg, Elsie Wuertz of Columbus and Anna Wuertz of Los Angeles; two
brothers, Victor (Janet) Wuertz of Cardington and Robert (Ruth) Wuertz of
Edison; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Wuertz and Bev Wuertz of Marysville;
several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. Renee Ahern and John Davoll will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the
Windsor Senior Citizens in care of the funeral home.

HAROLD H. MCNEELY
Harold H. McNeely, 76, of Marion and formerly of Marysville, died Monday,
Feb. 12, 2001 at Marion General Hospital.
He was retired from International Harvester in Springfield and after
retiring had worked at McAuliffe's True Value Hardware in Marysville and
Matthews-Kennedy Dodge Inc. in Marion. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II, serving as a crew chief with the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air
Division, 458th Bomb Group. He was a life member of VFW Post 7201 in Marion
and the Mighty 8th Historical Group. He enjoyed antiques and cardinals. A
family man, he loved his grandchildren and daughters.
He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Greenview, W.Va., to the late Emmett and
Louemma Richmond McNeely and was predeceased by a brother, Carmel McNeely.
He married Florence E. Grauman June 11, 1958, in Marysville and she died Sept. 1, 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mike) Cummins of Ashville and
Virginia Shutts and her fiance, Russell Miller of Marysville; three
granddaughters, Elizabeth (Jeffery) Cummins Allen, Michelle (Jeffrey)
Stiver and Cheryl Cummins and her fiance, Brian Rhodes; two
great-grandchildren, Sydney Elizabeth Allen and Samual Huston Allen; a
special friend, Mabel Conley of Marion; two brothers, Douglas and Ray;
three sisters, Susie, Mary and Betty; a sister-in-law, Maxine McNeely of
Barrackville, W.Va.; a nephew, Randy McNeely of Barrackville; and three
cousins, James, Samuel and Sandra.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will conduct military honors.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARY KATHRYN "KAY" MARSHALL
Mary Kathryn "Kay" Marshall, 83, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 15,
2001, at Union Manor.
She was a homemaker and a retired Nationwide Insurance agent. She was an
active member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, the United
Methodist Women and the Country Bells. She enjoyed playing bridge.
She was born May 21, 1917, in Marysville to the late William and Mabel
Meddles Parrott Burris and was predeceased by a son, William L. Marshall in
1996. She married Leroy W. "Joy" Marshall in 1937 and he died in 1966.
She is survived by a son, John H. (Beth) Marshall of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Carolyn Marshall of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Jody
(Jim) Cullman of Marysville, Karen Marshall of Columbus, Kim (Kip) Tallman
of Ridgeway, Debbie (Scott) Jarrell of Kettering and Amy, Lindsay and Marc
Marshall of Marysville; 10 great-grandchildren, Trisha and Nathan Moffett,
Tyler and Wesley Cullman, Kincade, Kierston and Kolton Tallman and Zachary,
Caleb and Hannah Jarrell; and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 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 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Loving Care Hospice in
care of the funeral home

BERTHA M. "BERT" THOMPSON
Bertha M. "Bert" Thompson, 77, of Ostrander died on Valentine's Day,
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after
suffering a massive stroke while volunteering at the Windsor Senior
Center's meals Monday.
She was employed for more than 20 years with the Buehler's grocery store in
Delaware where she was manager of the deli department and hostess of the
restaurant. She was formerly employed with Ranco Control of Delaware and
was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the Altar
Guild. She attended Watkins High School and for the last 10 years was an
active volunteer with the Windsor Seniors. She enjoyed her grandchildren
and family, flowers and spending time with the Windsor Seniors.
She was born Aug. 8, 1923, in Marysville to the late Jacob and Bertha
Matilda Gase Wuertz and was predeceased by a son, Donald L. Thompson on
March 5, 1990; two brothers, LeeRoy Wuertz and Edwards Wuertz; and two
sisters, Clara Pauline Bell and Ruth Bywater. She married Donald "Van"
Thompson Nov. 26, 1944, at Trinity Lutheran Church and he died Jan. 7, 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Ted) Beaver; two granddaughters,
Marianne and Heather Beaver; three sisters, Mary (Tex) Beekman of
Centerburg, Elsie Wuertz of Columbus and Anna Wuertz of Los Angeles; two
brothers, Victor (Janet) Wuertz of Cardington and Robert (Ruth) Wuertz of
Edison; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Wuertz and Bev Wuertz of Marysville;
several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. Renee Ahern and John Davoll will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the
Windsor Senior Citizens in care of the funeral home.

HAROLD H. MCNEELY
Harold H. McNeely, 76, of Marion and formerly of Marysville, died Monday,
Feb. 12, 2001 at Marion General Hospital.
He was retired from International Harvester in Springfield and after
retiring had worked at McAuliffe's True Value Hardware in Marysville and
Matthews-Kennedy Dodge Inc. in Marion. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II, serving as a crew chief with the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air
Division, 458th Bomb Group. He was a life member of VFW Post 7201 in Marion
and the Mighty 8th Historical Group. He enjoyed antiques and cardinals. A
family man, he loved his grandchildren and daughters.
He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Greenview, W.Va., to the late Emmett and
Louemma Richmond McNeely and was predeceased by a brother, Carmel McNeely.
He married Florence E. Grauman June 11, 1958, in Marysville and she died Sept. 1, 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mike) Cummins of Ashville and
Virginia Shutts and her fiance, Russell Miller of Marysville; three
granddaughters, Elizabeth (Jeffery) Cummins Allen, Michelle (Jeffrey)
Stiver and Cheryl Cummins and her fiance, Brian Rhodes; two
great-grandchildren, Sydney Elizabeth Allen and Samual Huston Allen; a
special friend, Mabel Conley of Marion; two brothers, Douglas and Ray;
three sisters, Susie, Mary and Betty; a sister-in-law, Maxine McNeely of
Barrackville, W.Va.; a nephew, Randy McNeely of Barrackville; and three
cousins, James, Samuel and Sandra.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will conduct military honors.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HAROLD H. MCNEELY
Harold H. McNeely, 76, of Marion and formerly of Marysville, died Monday,
Feb. 12, 2001 at Marion General Hospital.
He was retired from International Harvester in Springfield and after
retiring had worked at McAuliffe's True Value Hardware in Marysville and
Matthews-Kennedy Dodge Inc. in Marion. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II, serving as a crew chief with the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air
Division, 458th Bomb Group. He was a life member of VFW Post 7201 in Marion
and the Mighty 8th Historical Group. He enjoyed antiques and cardinals. A
family man, he loved his grandchildren and daughters.
He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Greenview, W.Va., to the late Emmett and
Louemma Richmond McNeely and was predeceased by a brother, Carmel McNeely.
He married Florence E. Grauman June 11, 1958, in Marysville and she died Sept. 1, 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mike) Cummins of Ashville and
Virginia Shutts and her fiance, Russell Miller of Marysville; three
granddaughters, Elizabeth (Jeffery) Cummins Allen, Michelle (Jeffrey)
Stiver and Cheryl Cummins and her fiance, Brian Rhodes; two
great-grandchildren, Sydney Elizabeth Allen and Samual Huston Allen; a
special friend, Mabel Conley of Marion; two brothers, Douglas and Ray;
three sisters, Susie, Mary and Betty; a sister-in-law, Maxine McNeely of
Barrackville, W.Va.; a nephew, Randy McNeely of Barrackville; and three
cousins, James, Samuel and Sandra.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will conduct military honors.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARGARET HELEN STIMMEL
Margaret Helen Stimmel, 70, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and was a secretary for the Ohio Wesleyan University
Chemistry Department from 1948 to 1952, a clerk/typist at North American
Aviation in Columbus from 1952 to 1959 and a secretary for the First
Baptist Church in Richwood from 1967 to 1980. She attended Mount Gilead
schools and graduated from Delaware Willis High School in 1948. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church and several societies, including NSDAR,
NSDAC, OGS, OHS, OES and the genealogical societies of Knox, Morrow,
Delaware, Greene and Monroe counties.
She was born Aug. 2, 1930, in New Castle, Pa., to William C. and Helga A.
Hyde Morrison and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Stimmel whom she married Sept. 15,
1950; her mother, Helga Morrison of Delaware; two sons, Eric Stimmel of
Aloha, Ore., and James L. (Mary) Stimmel of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter,
Lisa Ann (Don) Jones of Marysville; two sisters, Kathleen Schmidt of
Delaware and Barbara of Seymore, Pa.; two granddaughters; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate. There will be no
burial or calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Genealogical Society or
Disabled American Veterans

DALE GEORGE
Dale George, 70, of Huntsville died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in the emergency
room at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He owned and operated G & G Associates Insurance in Marysville for 27
years, retiring in 1998. Since then, he worked part time at Tinsley's IGA
in Russells Point. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of
Galilee Lutheran Church in Russells Point.
He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Portsmouth to the late William and Nell Hill
George and was predeceased by a sister and six brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda Frock George whom he married Aug. 27,
1950; a daughter, Kathy (John) Michel of Marysville; three sons, James
(Diane) George of Friendsville, Tenn., Michael (Julie) George of Huntsville
and Paul (Stephanie) George of Lima; six grandchildren, Leah, Justin,
Austin, Meriele, Max and Alexis; six step-grandchildren, Paul, Chris,
Shane, Sean, Justin and Megan; a step-great-grandson, Dakota; and three
sisters, Fern Sammons, Rosalee (Don) Landess and Essie Trittle of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at Galilee Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Monday.
The Rev. David M. Buchenroth will officiate and burial will be at 2:30 p.m.
at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Donnellsville. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.
The Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview is in charge of arrangements

BESSIE F. GABBARD
Bessie F. Gabbard, 95, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of
Cincinnati and North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001.
She was a member of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the League of American
Pen Women and Phi Delta Kappa International. At the time of her death, she
chaired the Board of Governors of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
She was born May 26, 1905, in Hamilton to the late Meredith and Loucinda
Flannery Gabbard and was predeceased by a twin sister, Hazel.
She is survived by a brother, M. Wendell (Alma) Gabbard of Bellevue, Mich.;
two nieces; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at
Baird-Case/Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home, 4343 N. Federal Highway, Fort
Lauderdale. Since the deceased donated her body to the Department of
Anatomy at the University of Miami, there will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bessie F. Gabbard Scholarship
Fund, Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402

DAVID T. GEASE
David T. Gease, 39, a longtime resident of Dublin, died Friday, Feb. 9,
2001, at his home in Newark.
He was a 1980 graduate of Dublin High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He
worked as an electrician and was a member of IBEW Local 683.
He is survived by his parents, David H. and Delores J. Gease of Dublin; a
sister, Diana L. (Thomas A.) Swincher; nieces Tiffiny M. Hovatter and
Brittiny J. Swincher; beloved uncles, aunts and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Schoedinger
Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, and burial will be at St.
Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the
donor's choice

THE REV. DAVID POLLOCK THOMPSON
The Rev. David Pollock Thompson, 80, of Lakeland, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan.
31, 2001, at his home.
He had lived in Lakeland since 1984 when he retired as pastor emeritus of
Oak Lane Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa. He had previously served
congregations in Coggan, Iowa, Russellville, Ark., Marysville and the
Hague, The Netherlands.
He is survived by his wife, Jananne "Dude" Thompson; a son; two daughters;
and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Westminster Presbyterian Church

LEW HENRY WARNER
Lew Henry Warner, 74, of Richwood died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001.
He was an engineer employed by Peabody Galion and was a member of the
Richwood First United Methodist Church, the Union County Historical Society
and the American Society of Engineers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving
on the USS New York in the South Pacific and was a woodworker and was
active with Boy Scout troops in Richwood. He was a 1944 graduate of
Worthington High School and graduated from Ohio Northern University with a
degree in engineering.
He was born May 28, 1926, in Worthington to the late Howard and Myrtle
Warner. He married Elizabeth A. "Betty" Grove March 21, 1948, and she died June 22, 1980.
He is survived by a cousin, Art Warner, with whom he made his home
part-time and several other cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist
Church memorial fund in care of the funeral home

CLARENCE JOHN CARL VOLLRATH
Clarence John Carl Vollrath, 86, a lifetime resident of Union County, died
unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at his home.
A retired farmer, he was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church
and a former member of St. John's board of education. He was a member of
the Ohio Farm Bureau. He graduated from Union Local High School where he
played on the basketball team. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his
family and basketball and especially enjoyed rooting for the Ohio State
Buckeyes and Indiana Hoosiers.
He was born April 27, 1914, in Union Township to the late Henry and Flora
Ell Vollrath and was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Harry
Vollrath. He was married to Christine L. Nicol by the Rev. August Gerken on
Jan. 8, 1939, and she died Jan. 15, 1998.
He is survived by a son, Frederick (Debbie) Vollrath of Reynoldsburg; two
daughter, JoAnn Godby of Marysville and Nancy (John) Groome of Sunbury;
eight grandchildren, Tim Blinn, Mark Blinn, Brenda (Tony) Plank, Kim (Greg)
Clark, Kathy Groome, Karla Groome, Aaron (Rachelle) Vollrath and Lesli
Vollrath; and seven great-grandchildren, Josh, Heather, Dustin and Mark
Blinn, Alicia Plank, Kayla Groome and Ezra Vollrath.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday 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. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the radio broadcast fund at the
church in care of the funeral home

PATRICK M. "PAT" KIRCHNER
Patrick M. "Pat" Kirchner, 53, of Milford Center died Wednesday, Feb. 7,
2001, in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family.
He competed in the 1972 Wheelchair Olympics in Heidelberg, Germany, and the
1976 Wheelchair Olympics in Montreal, Canada, and won the Gold Medal in
Archery in Heidelberg. He participated in the National Wheelchair Games and
was able to travel to Hawaii and England, where he had the honor of meeting
Prince Charles. He was a member of the Ohio State Buckeye Wheelers and the
NRA. He graduated from Marysville High School in 1965 and was a former
record holder in the mile. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Delaware to the late Thomas Herbert and
Elizabeth "Betty" Scheiderer Kirchner and was predeceased by his mother-
and father-in-law, Dora June and Herman Fladt.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Fladt Kirchner whom he married
Dec. 6, 1969, at First English Lutheran Church; two brothers, Michael
Thomas (Kathy) Kirchner of Naples, Fla., and Kelly H. Kirchner of Bozeman,
Mont.; a sister-in-law, Linda (Don) Scott of Milford Center; a niece, Lisa
Gase of Columbus; two nephews, Jeff (Susan) Gase of Marysville and Adam
Scott of Milford Center; three great-nephews, Thomas, Troy and Trevor Gase;
and a special friend, Karl Parker of Chino Valley, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at St
John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the athletic fund at St. John's Lutheran Church.

IRENE L. SCHMELZER
Irene L. Schmelzer, 95, of Richwood died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at
Carriage Court in Marysville.
She was a farm wife, a charter and 75-year member of Union Baptist Church,
member of the Richwood Garden Club, charter member of the Girl Scouts in
Kenton and former member of the LaRue Homemakers. She was known for her
exceptional ability to crochet.
She was born Oct. 14, 1905, in Kenton to the late Raymond David and Susan
Viola Myers Briggs and was predeceased by two sisters. She married Herman
Schmelzer March 2, 1927, in Kenton and he died Oct. 10, 1972.
She is survived by a son, John David (Anna) Schmelzer of Mount Victory; a
daughter, Linda (Martin) Beatty of Glen Burnie, Md.; a stepdaughter, Ruth
Turner of Ada; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother,
Raymond Austin Briggs of Dundee, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Revs. Peter Miller and Ernest Bloom will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove
St., Richwood, Ohio 43344

ANNA RUTH HEFLIN

Anna Ruth Heflin, 75, of Norwood died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired as an inspector at General Electric in Cincinnati after
more than 30 years of service. She was an avid golfer and liked to sing at
activities, weddings and festivals in the Cincinnati area and at the
Norwood Baptist Church and Norwood Methodist Church.
She was born March 16, 1925, in Winchester, Ky., to the late Jennings
Bryant and Kathryn Conner Heflin and was predeceased by an infant brother,
George Lewis Heflin and a brother, Herbert Zack Heflin.
She is survived by two brothers, Faunty (Betty) Heflin and J.B. Heflin of
Plain City; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Funerals services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Winchester
Cemetery in Winchester, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Food Pantry, P.O. Box 2, Plain City, Ohio 43064

DONALD MERLE FRYMAN
Donald Merle Fryman, 80, of Marion, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Marion General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood where friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper


BERNARD M. FIELDS
Bernard M. Fields, 81, of Eastpointe, Mich., died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001.
He was employed by Bundy Tubing in Detroit and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 870 and the Loyal Order of Moose.
He was born March 27, 1919, in Richwood to the late Herbert Eugene and Myrtle Mae Morgan Fields and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Biondo Fields whom he married Feb. 9, 1942; a sister, Betty Negendank of Detroit; a brother, Paul Fields of Eastpointe; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association


MARJORIE A. POWERS
Marjorie A. Powers, 65, of Westerville, faithful servant of the Lord, prayer warrior and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001.
She was a member of Acts Again Ministries.
She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Powers.
She is survived by children, Mike (Amy) Powers of Marysville, Brenda (Scott) Linke of Westerville, Debbie (Dave) Edwards of Gahanna and Colleen (Tony) Nixon of Westerville; grandchildren, Tar (Phil) Campredone, Mike (Erin) Powers, Tom (Amber) Powers, Steve "Bone" (Jamie) Powers, Alisha Edwards, Tonya Nixon, Jason Steele, Zach Edwards, Marty Nixon and Jodi Steele; great-grandchildren, Sammy Edwards, Hope Powers and Mikey Powers; sisters, Dorothy Stults, Pap Pratt and Janet Paugh; brother, Ray Wilcox; numerous nieces and nephews; and many very special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Westerville Free Will Baptist Church, 630 N. State St., Westerville. The Revs. Delmar Sparks, Robert Cericola and Robert Murphy and Dr. Bahjat Batarseh will officiate and burial will be at Blendon Central Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville


BEATRICE L. WILCOX
Beatrice L. Wilcox, 94, of Plain City died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was the Plain City Elementary School cook for 33 years and volunteered at Memorial Hospital of Union County and Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens until she was 90. She was a former member of Rebekah Lodge 132 in Plain City and attended the Plain City United Methodist Church.
She was born Oct. 25, 1906, in Athens to the late Palmer and Etna Robinson Tippie and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Juanita Wilcox; a son, Richard Wilcox in 1991; a bother, Lowell Tippie; a sister, Lula Copeland; a son-in-law, Frank Jester in 1997; and her husband, Henry L. Wilcox in 1941.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Jester of Columbus; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Wilcox of Marysville; and a sister, Celia Ankrom of Lima.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City and burial will be at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens, 390 Allgyer Drive, Plain City, Ohio 43064


MARTIN DOUGLAS "MARTY" FALK
Martin Douglas "Marty" Falk, 49, of Hilliard, formerly a longtime resident of Marysville, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
A skilled fisherman, he received many awards from Fish Ohio and especially enjoyed spending time at the Avid Angler in Marysville. He was an accomplished drummer and had played in several rock and roll bands in the area. He was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines. He had also lived in Maryland, Midland, Mich., and Bryan, Ohio.
Known as Tuck to his friends, he was born May 22, 1951, in Frederick, Md., to Douglas and Bettie Bond Falk and was predeceased by his father; two infant sons, Gabriel and Jonathon Falk; and a nephew, Jeremy Primm.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Bettie and Robert Smith of Marysville; a daughter, Season Falk of Hibbings, Minn.; a brother, Randy Wayne (Jane) Smith of Marysville; two sisters, Tereasa (David) Angle of Columbus and Jeni Smith of Hilliard; nieces and nephews, Clayton, Randy, Sarah and Bettie Smith and Audi (Hannan) Primm; two aunts, Sandy Duncan of Atlanta, Ga., and Patricia Mossburg of Frederick; an uncle, Robert (Nancy) Gross of Frederick; his best fishing buddy, Theodore Johnson of Marysville; his former wives; and many other friends and fishing buddies.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. At his request, his body will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at some of his favorite fishing spots


ROLAND E. "PETE" ERWIN
Roland E. "Pete" Erwin, 60, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Richwood, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was a friendly, good-hearted person who enjoyed helping others, especially the people at Regents Park Nursing Home and Deerwood Place assisted living facility where he worked.
He was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Kenton to James and Helen Tanner Erwin and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Tanner May of Richwood; his wife, Sandra Pullins Erwin whom he married Oct. 2, 1988, in Richwood; a son, Petie (Lisa) Erwin of Richwood; two daughters, Jodie Erwin of North Lewisburg and Gale (Mark) Boice of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Jim, Jerry, Robert and Rick Erwin and Bob May; a sister, Pat Adams; and four step-daughters.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Claibourne Cemetery. Tom Gwynn will officiate and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Contributions may be made to the Regents Park Activities Department in loving memory of Pete, 7130 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. 32256

LENA WEATHERBY
Lena Weatherby, 101, of Richwood died at Union Manor Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001.
She was an active member of the Mingo Baptist Church and a past president
of the American Legion Auxiliary of Richwood. She was a care giver to the
elderly and to children.
She was born July 27, 1899, in Mingo to the late James Edward and Lydia
Krebs Newman and was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Edna (Ernest) Cramer of Richwood; five
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be
at Mount Carmel Cemetery near Mingo. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood EMS in care of the funeral home

FLORENCE WERNER BRADLEY
Florence Werner Bradley, 95, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Winebrenner
Village Care Center in Findlay where she had lived for the past few years.
She graduated from York Center High School and moved to Findlay in 1926.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Findlay where she served on
the building committee for the present church building. She served eight
years as president of the Lutheran Women's organization and was statistical
secretary for the Lutheran Church Women of the Western Conference, Synod of
Ohio. She was a past chaplain for the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 23
of Findlay, past president of the Progressive Reading Circle, secretary of
the former Federation of Women's Clubs and a charter member and officer of
the Hancock County Home Auxiliary.
She was born Aug. 7, 1905, in Broadway to the late Marion and Katie Rolfes
Predmore and was predeceased by two sisters, Verna Osborn and Viola Erwin;
and two brothers, John and Charles Predmore. She married Carl B. Werner in
1930 and he died June 9, 1973. She later married the Rev. Dr. W.E. Bradley,
retired minister of First Lutheran Church of Findlay and he died Oct. 9, 1983.
She is survived by three nieces, Ardythe Predmore of Bellefontaine,
Charlene (Duane) Atkinson of Kent and Martha Predmore of Columbus; and two
nephews, Robert (Joan) Predmore of Marysville and Leland (Cherie) Predmore of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kirkpatrick
Funeral Home in Findlay. The Rev. Mark Brodbeck will officiate and burial
will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos. Friend may call from noon
until the time of the service

JUNA MAE "JUNE" BORDERS ADAMS PERRY
Juna Mae "June" Borders Adams Perry, 95, of Plain City, formerly of
Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at the residence of her son,
Dr. John E. Adams.
She was a longtime resident of Mechanicsburg before moving to her son's
home after breaking her hip in 1992. She was a faithful member of the
Mechanicsburg Church of God of Prophecy for more than 60 years.
She was born March 23, 1905, in Big Sandy, Ky., and was predeceased by a
son, Charles Thomas Adams; her first husband, John C. Adams; and her second
husband, Ivan Perry.
She is survived by a son, John E. (Norma Jean) Adams, D.O., of Plain City;
four grandchildren, John E. (Paul) Adams II, D.O., Reggie (Teresa) Adams,
Brett Adams and Tammy (Mike) Stalnaker of Plain City; nine
great-grandchildren, Kelly, Kyle, Britney, Jessica, Zachary, Adam, Jared,
Matthew and Lucas; a brother, Fielden Borders of Ashland; close nieces,
Mildred Crain and Gladys Piper of Urbana and Delma Orahood of Marysville; a
nephew, Roger Borders of Michigan; and a stepdaughter, Thelma Violet of Mutual.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Richard Aites will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Church of God of
Prophecy, 130 Park Ave., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044

JUNA MAE "JUNE" BORDERS ADAMS PERRY
Juna Mae "June" Borders Adams Perry, 95, of Plain City, formerly of
Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at the residence of her son,
Dr. John E. Adams.
She was a longtime resident of Mechanicsburg before moving to her son's
home after breaking her hip in 1992. She was a faithful member of the
Mechanicsburg Church of God of Prophecy for more than 60 years.
She was born March 23, 1905, in Big Sandy, Ky., and was predeceased by a
son, Charles Thomas Adams; her first husband, John C. Adams; and her second
husband, Ivan Perry.
She is survived by a son, John E. (Norma Jean) Adams, D.O., of Plain City;
four grandchildren, John E. (Paul) Adams II, D.O., Reggie (Teresa) Adams,
Brett Adams and Tammy (Mike) Stalnaker of Plain City; nine
great-grandchildren, Kelly, Kyle, Britney, Jessica, Zachary, Adam, Jared,
Matthew and Lucas; a brother, Fielden Borders of Ashland; close nieces,
Mildred Crain and Gladys Piper of Urbana and Delma Orahood of Marysville; a
nephew, Roger Borders of Michigan; and a stepdaughter, Thelma Violet of Mutual.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Richard Aites will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Church of God of
Prophecy, 130 Park Ave., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044

DEAN G. PEDLAR
Dean G. Pedlar, 68, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at his home.
He was a salesman for Frito Lay and Hunts Frozen Foods and a security guard
for Acrux. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
He was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Montevideo, Minn., to the late Emory and Wilma
Pedlar and was predeceased by a brother; a sister; a great-grandchild; and
in July 1992 by his first wife, Carol June Harding Pedlar.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Villicana Pedlar whom he married April 23,
1996, in Nashville, Tenn.; a son, Mike (Jody) Pedlar of Bellefontaine; two
daughters, Kim (Keith) Roberts of Bellefontaine and Wendy (Mike) Craig of
West Mansfield; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Jerry Pedlar, Duane Pedlar and Lyle Pedlar of Minnesota; and two sisters,
Jan Bowman of Hackensack, Minn., and Beverly Williams of Minnesota.
There will be no funeral services and friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Acres Nursing Center

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MARIETTA BIRCHFIELD
Marietta Birchfield, 87, formerly of Bucyrus and Prospect, died Thursday,
March 29, 2001, at Marion Manor.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Marion County to the late Henry and Leola A.
Folk Zieg and was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Jean Miller. She married
Orie E. Birchfield Dec. 28, 1929, in Delaware and he died Aug. 8, 1965,
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Carol) Birchfield of Prospect,
Marvin E. "Bud" (Nancy) Birchfield of Marion and Jerry E. (Nancy)
Birchfield of Middleburg Heights; seven grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Green Camp Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

DOROTHY THOMPSON THOMAS
Dorothy Thompson Thomas, 69, of Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, March 24, 2001.
She was a homemaker. She was born June 28, 1931, in Delaware to the late Edward L. and Nellie
Taylor Thompson and was predeceased by a son, Earl Edward Thomas in 1978
and by a sister, Patricia Paver.
She is survived by her husband, Earl V. Thomas whom she married March 9,
1949; two daughters, Pamela (Lynn) Gooding and Clara (Deane) Mullin of
Florida; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Marilyn
(Myron) Rausch of Marysville; four nephews; and three nieces.
After cremation, a memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the Ingram Funeral Home which is in charge of local arrangements

RUTH JANE GREEN
Ruth Jane Green, 86, of West Jefferson and formerly of Hagerstown, Md.,
died Thursday, March 22, 2001.
She was born Oct. 29, 1915, in Washington County, Md., and was the daughter
of the late Harry Willis Wallick and Elizabeth B. Zimmerman. Her husband of
50 years, Jacob Parker Green, died in 1986. Also preceding her in death
were two brothers, Clarence Wallick and John Wallick; and two sisters,
Edyth Wallick and Mary Gearhart.
She was a life long member of the First Christian Church in Hagerstown, Md.
Survivors include her children, Lois (Russell) Wolfinger of Hagerstown,
Md., Robert (Alice) Green and Judy (David) Arganbright of West Jefferson;
grandchildren, Richard (Janet) Wolfinger of Nashua, N.H., Gary Lynn
Wolfinger (Tammi Stuller), Mary (Tom) Mullane Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., Randy
(Brenda) Green of Galloway, Cynthia Green, Sharon Green (Mathue Chaffin)
and Nicholas Arganbright of West Jefferson; seven great-grandchildren; a
sister, Ethel Green of Hagerstown; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg, Md., today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Fred Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park at Hagerstown, Md.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arbors West Activities, in care
of Bobbi Butler, 375 W. Main St., West Jefferson, Ohio. Please specify Ruth
Green Memorial Donation.

DONALD E. MCKELVEY
Donald E. McKelvey, 80, of Columbus died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Manor of Whitehall.
He was retired from the C&O Railroad with more than 30 years of service and
a member of the United Transportation Union, Local 1397, the Whitehall
Veterans of Foreign Wars, No. 8794 and The Cooties.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Mary, and son, Donald W. McKelvey.
Survivors include his children, Barbara (Ernie) Asbury, Bob (Becky)
McKelvey and Martha (Dan) McKelvey; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Betty), Jack (Judy), Dick (Audrey) and
Doug (Gail) McKelvey; special friend, Hazel Flowers; relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360
E. Livingston Ave., where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Burial
is at St. Joseph Cemetery in Lockbourne

FRANCES IVY BERGANDINE
Frances Ivy Bergandine, 90, of Marysville died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
She was a member of the Marysville Congregational United Church of Christ
for more than 50 years and was employed at Mercury Dry Cleaners for 15
years. She had a special love for animals. Affectionately known as the
"Bingo Queen," she enjoyed playing cards and bingo and for several years
traveled to Las Vegas with her sister.
She was born March 29, 1910, in Marysville, the youngest of three children
of the late Adam Lewis and Nora Goff Kleiber and was predeceased by a
brother, William Kleiber and a sister, Jeannette Kleiber who died March 24,
1996. She married Fay Bergandine Sept. 12, 1933, in Newport, Ky., and he
died April 3, 1966.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Suzi) Bergandine of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Kim Lingrell, Rene (Ronnie) Mays and Holly Wallace; three
great-grandchildren, Andrew Bergandine, Michaela Lingrell and Madison Mays;
and several nieces and nephews, including John Kleiber of Grove City, James
Kleiber of Johnson City, Tenn., and Janis Warner of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Flynn 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 Union County Humane Society,
16540 County Home Road, Marysville

RICHARD H. BOWMAN
Richard H. Bowman, 69, of Centerburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at
Heartland of Centerburg.
The retired sheet metal worker was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Marion to
Clifford E. and Margaret (Overly) Bowman.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Alan Graves of
Delaware; a son, Gary A. Bowman of Raymond; and two grandchildren, Amanda
and Tommy Graves, both of Delaware.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will
be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial gifts may be made to Disabled American Veterans.
The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Highland Chapel.
Condolences may be expressed at www.littletonandrue.com.

RICHARD BOYD "DICK" FURLONG
Richard Boyd "Dick" Furlong, 70, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center following a short illness.
The longtime Zanesfield resident was retired from Rockwell International of
Kenton where he worked as a mechanic for more than 25 years. A
jack-of-all-trades and hard worker, he also owned and operated his own
backhoe business and fix-it shop. He was a member of the North Greenfield
United Methodist Church and was a regular each morning at Main Street in
West Mansfield. He also enjoyed woodworking, reading and spending time with
his family.
He was born July 11, 1930, in Laura, Ohio, to the late Boyd and Frieda
Ditmer Furlong. He is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Christina and
Brandon Carpenter.
He is survived by his wife of more then 52 years, Margaret Riley Furlong
whom he married Nov. 28, 1958, in Springfield; a son Jerry (Susan) Furlong
of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and two daughters, Linda (Kyle) Shirk and Debra (Mark)
Carpenter, both of Zanesfield. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Nina
(Jeff) Thompson, Ryan (Syndi) Furlong, Darren and Holly Shirk, and Anna and
April Spriggs; a great-granddaughter, Jackie Thompson; two brothers,
Kenneth (Regina) Furlong of West Mansfield, and Bill (Pat) Furlong of
Florida; two sisters, Ramona (Glen) Sidders of Bellefontaine, and Maxine
(Linton) Dow of New York; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Reverend Tedd Wittenbrink will officiate
and burial will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where memorial
contributions may be made to the OSU Cardiac Care Center

LILLIAN M. YOUNG
Lillian M. Young, 79, of Plain City died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her residence.
Born Oct. 5, 1921, in Gallipolis, she had been a waitress all her life from
age 21 to 62, and most recently at Lincoln Lodge in Columbus.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Russell and Fanny Harmon Mayes;
her husband, Orville Young Sr. in 1975; a son-in-law, Elmer Morley in 1996;
and three grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Orville "Dink" (Sue) Young Jr. of
Marysville, Thelma Holcomb and Judith Morley of Plain City; six
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and
two brothers, Chester Mayes of Montana and Robert Mayes of Columbus.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ferguson Funeral Home, 202 E.
Main St., Plain City, with Pastor Roger Gorden officiating. Burial is in
Jerome Township Cemetery.
 The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

LLOYD ENGLE
Lloyd Engle, 80, of Brighton died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Mercy Medical
Center after a serious illness of one month.
He came to Ohio at a very early age. He retired in 1983 from Cooper Energy
and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the
South Pacific during World War II and was a member of VFW Post 1031.
He was born March 21, 1920, in Raton, N.M., to the late John and Helen
Gatterer Engle and was predeceased by a brother, six sisters, a niece and a nephew.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Myers Engle; two daughters,
Susan R. Holstein of Woodstock and Judy (Thomas) Bowers of Long Beach,
Calif.; a son, Michael (Bonnie) Engle of Marysville; six grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Teets of Hollywood, Calif.; two
brothers-in-law, Harold Fuller and James (Madelyn) R. Myers; two
sisters-in-law, Ruth (Ed) Fussinger and Alma Patton; and numerous special
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Rose
Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Wednesday at
the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Medical Hospice

DANNY LEE CHAPMAN
Danny Lee Chapman, 52, of Cridersville died unexpectedly Monday, March 12,
2001, at his home.
He was a tool maker at the Ford Motor Company in Lima and was a member of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was born Aug. 31, 1948, in Kenton to the late Theodore Daniel and Helen
Viola Sabo Chapman.
He is survived by a son, Lance Allen Chapman; a daughter, Jenise Nicole
Chapman; a grandson, Tyler Neuenschwander; and a brother, Bradley Louis Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Central Ohio Chapter, 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite 101, Columbus, Ohio
43229, or a charity of the donor's choice

HELEN U. THOMSON
Helen U. Thomson, 62, of Delaware, vice president of The Delaware Gazette
and wife of Gazette publisher W. D. "Tom" Thomson, died unexpectedly
Thursday, March 22, 2001. Her husband and children were by her side.
Survivors include two sons, H.C. "Chip" Thomson and Thomas T. Thomson of
Delaware; and two daughters, Chriss Cawley of Delaware and Cheryl Wright of
Powell. The Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

MARTHA L. DISBENNETT
Martha L. Disbennett, 90, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at The Arbors in Delaware.
She was a graduate of Raymond High School and was a homemaker and member of
the Church of Christ.
She was born June 26, 1910, in Union County to the late Charles and Effie
Campbell Miller and was predeceased by a sister, Edith; two brothers, Lewis
and Wilbur; and on May 21, 1987, by her husband Charles A. Disbennett.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Everette L. (Marie)
Disbennett of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Christine Miller of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Austin Williams of Marysville; and a special friend, George
Schilliger of the Arbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Robinson
Funeral Home in Delaware. Keith Ball will officiate and burial will be at
the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MARTIN FREDERICK GERKEN
Martin Frederick Gerken, 81, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, March
18, 2001, at his home.
He was retired from the Westinghouse Electric Company where he worked as a
quality control engineer for 19 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a
veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a graduate of Marysville
High School and attended Valparaiso University, the University of
Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. He was a member of ST.
John's Lutheran Church and was active with the ACES card club and the
Golden Eagles. He enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, watching all
types of sports and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and
attending the Gerken family reunions.
He was born July 19, 1919, in LeDuc, Alberta, Canada, the fifth of nine
children of the late Rev. August and Alma Kramer Gerken and was predeceased
by two brothers, Walter Gerken and Theodore Gerken; and a sister, Ruth
Mayer who died Nov. 8, 2000. He was married to Nancy M. Anderson Dec. 6,
1941, in Forest Park, Ill., by his father, the Rev. August Gerken, and
father-in-law, the Rev. John Anderson and she died Feb. 1, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Martin (Maxine) Gerken of Pewaukee, Wis., and
Robert Gerken of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a step-granddaughter, Jeni (Paul)
Manago of Waukesha, Wis.; two brothers, the Rev. Erwin (Willene) Gerken of
Puyallup, Wash., and the Rev. Oscar (Tracy) Gerken of Eustus, Fla.; three
sisters, Martha (Harold) Doellinger of Marysville, Dorothea (the Rev. Paul)
Foelber of Oviedo, Fla., and Gertrude (the Rev. Harry) Klepper of Alamo,
Texas; a brother-in-law, Walter Mayer of Marysville; and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association in care of the funeral home

KATHRYN E. BAUGHMAN
Kathryn E. Baughman, 83, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville, died
Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Altercare of Westerville.
She was retired from Weiss Bros. Department Store and was a member of Mary
Chapter 9 OES and Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Circleville to the late Clayton and May E.
Stein Chalfin. She was predeceased by her former husband, Harold Baughman.
She is survived by a son, H. David (Dorothy) Baughman of Marysville; two
daughters, Betty (Michael) Riggilo of Washington C.H. and Jill (Fred)
Elmore of Marysville; grandchildren, Mike (Connie) Griffith, Marlene (Jon)
Young, Holly and Angie Elmore and Brandi and Christi Riggilo;
great-grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Nicole, Stephen, Micheala, Micheal and
Ashley; two brothers, Jack (Neva L.) Chalfin of Marysville and Robert
Chalfin of Circleville; three nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Forest Cemetery
in Circleville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home


KATHRYN E. BAUGHMAN

Kathryn E. Baughman, 83, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville, died
Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at Altercare of Westerville.
She was retired from Weiss Bros. Department Store and was a member of Mary
Chapter 9 OES and Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Circleville to the late Clayton and May E.
Stein Chalfin. She was predeceased by her former husband, Harold Baughman.
She is survived by a son, H. David (Dorothy) Baughman of Marysville; two
daughters, Betty (Michael) Riggilo of Washington C.H. and Jill (Fred)
Elmore of Marysville; grandchildren, Mike (Connie) Griffith, Marlene (Jon)
Young, Holly and Angie Elmore and Brandi and Christi Riggilo;
great-grandchildren, Austin, Alexis, Nicole, Stephen, Micheala, Micheal and
Ashley; two brothers, Jack (Neva L.) Chalfin of Marysville and Robert
Chalfin of Circleville; three nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Forest Cemetery
in Circleville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

EUGENE F. STARR
Eugene F. Starr, 75, of Columbus died Sunday, March 18, 2001, at the
Columbus Rehabilitation and Subacute Care Center after a five-month illness.
He was a retired truck driver and was a member of the Cherry Creek Church
of Christ. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He as born Aug. 2, 1925, in Frankford, Kan., to the late Cleo and Nellie
Brown Starr and was predeceased by a brother, Pat, and a sister, Donna Schell.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Vermillion Starr whom he married Aug.
30, 1974, in Marysville; a daughter, Judy (David) Starr Yasko of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Lisa Cordell, Trina Davidson and Michael
E. Alltop; and four great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Eric, Sabyien and Justin.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Revs. John groat and Paul Pratt officiating. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Cherry Creek Church of Christ in care of the funeral home

FERN FORSYTHE
Fern Forsythe, 95, of North Lewisburg died Monday, March 19, 2001, after
living a good long life.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and had made her home at
Spring Meadows Nursing Home in Woodstock for the past eight years. She was
a homemaker and a member of the North Lewisburg Friends Church where she
was a pianist and organist for many years.
She was born Sept. 3, 1904, in Champaign County to the late James and
Rosella Jackson and was predeceased by a daughter, Nellie Louise Welch on
may 12, 1973; a sister, Susie Esther Ross; a brother, Harris Jackson; four
stepbrothers, Kenneth, Robert, Donald and Charles Wilson; and a nephew,
James Benjamin. She married Floyd Forsythe June 26, 1922, and he died Jan. 7, 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorotha (Eugene) Oaks of Kerman, California;
eight grandchildren, Dale (Marilyn) Oaks of Madera, Calif., Connie (John)
Svihovec of Bakersfield, Calif., John Oaks of Maricapo, Calif., Gary Oaks
and Cathy (Wayne) Lunday of Kerman, George (Henrietta) Welch Jr. and
Timothy (Christine) Welch of Orlando, Fla., and Judith (Tom) Lilige of
Sandusky; 21 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great- grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Lewis Ross of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at the Woodstock
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday

RONALD M. SKINNER
Ronald M. Skinner, 60, of Columbus, formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday,
March 20, 2001.
He was an employee of Anderson General Store.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; his mother, Mary Skinner; a daughter,
Theresa (Hans) Hatcher, two sons, Thomas (Cathy) Skinner and Timothy
Skinner; and a brother, Richard (Helen) Skinner.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. James the Less
Catholic Church, 1652 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus. The Rev. Patterson will
officiate and burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, 2830
Cleveland Ave. at Lakeview Ave., Columbus, where a prayer service will
begin at 7:30 p.m

LLOYD ENGLE
Lloyd Engle, 80, of Brighton died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Mercy Medical
Center after a serious illness of one month.
He came to Ohio at a very early age. He retired in 1983 from Cooper Energy
and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the
South Pacific during World War II and was a member of VFW Post 1031.
He was born March 21, 1920, in Raton, N.M., to the late John and Helen
Gatterer Engle and was predeceased by a brother, six sisters, a niece and a nephew.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Myers Engle; two daughters,
Susan R. Holstein of Woodstock and Judy (Thomas) Bowers of Long Beach,
Calif.; a son, Michael (Bonnie) Engle of Marysville; six grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Teets of Hollywood, Calif.; two
brothers-in-law, Harold Fuller and James (Madelyn) R. Myers; two
sisters-in-law, Ruth (Ed) Fussinger and Alma Patton; and numerous special
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Rose
Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Wednesday at
the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Medical Hospice

DANNY LEE CHAPMAN
Danny Lee Chapman, 52, of Cridersville died unexpectedly Monday, March 12,
2001, at his home.
He was a tool maker at the Ford Motor Company in Lima and was a member of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was born Aug. 31, 1948, in Kenton to the late Theodore Daniel and Helen
Viola Sabo Chapman.
He is survived by a son, Lance Allen Chapman; a daughter, Jenise Nicole
Chapman; a grandson, Tyler Neuenschwander; and a brother, Bradley Louis Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Central Ohio Chapter, 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite 101, Columbus, Ohio
43229, or a charity of the donor's choice


LLOYD ENGLE
Lloyd Engle, 80, of Brighton died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Mercy Medical
Center after a serious illness of one month.
He came to Ohio at a very early age. He retired in 1983 from Cooper Energy
and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the
South Pacific during World War II and was a member of VFW Post 1031.
He was born March 21, 1920, in Raton, N.M., to the late John and Helen
Gatterer Engle and was predeceased by a brother, six sisters, a niece and a nephew.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Myers Engle; two daughters,
Susan R. Holstein of Woodstock and Judy (Thomas) Bowers of Long Beach,
Calif.; a son, Michael (Bonnie) Engle of Marysville; six grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Teets of Hollywood, Calif.; two
brothers-in-law, Harold Fuller and James (Madelyn) R. Myers; two
sisters-in-law, Ruth (Ed) Fussinger and Alma Patton; and numerous special
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Rose
Hill Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Wednesday at
the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Medical Hospice

DONALD JAY DIEHL
Donald J. Diehl of Florida, 87, formerly of Marysville, died Saturday,
March 3, 2001. He had lived in Florida since 1958.
He is survived by his wife of 63 year; three sons, a daughter; two sisters,
Doris Goings of North Lewisburg and June Bockhorst of Dayton; and three
brothers, Charles of Dunedin, Fla., and Frank and Bernard of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held Thursday in Dunedin by DAV Chapter 103 of
which he was the current commander and VFW Post 2550 of which he was a
recent commander

THERESE ANNE "TERI" LEBLANC SINCLAIR
Therese Anne "Teri" LeBlanc Sinclair, age 44, of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Friday, March 16, 2001 at The Cleveland Clinic.
She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, loved her pet dogs and
admired wildlife. She was a supporter of The Ohio State University heart
transplant program as she was a heart recipient herself in 1993. She also
was a supporter of the transplant program at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born August 5, 1956 in Chicago, Ill., to the late Edmund R. and
Grace Marie Hoff LeBlanc. She was also predeceased by her father-in-law,
Richard A Sinclair, Sr. She was a 1974 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High
School. She grew up in the Catholic faith and was confirmed as a youth at
St. Matthew Catholic Church in Gahanna.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. "Rick" Sinclair, Jr. whom she
married December 12, 1974; her mother-in-law, Greta Mae Cooper Sinclair of
Columbus; two sons, Jason Richard (Carla) Sinclair and Jamey Ryan Sinclair,
both of Marysville; two sisters, Diane (Henry) Doyle of Junction City,
Ohio, and Michele Gamble of Brant Lake, N.Y.; two brothers, Raymond
(Charon) LeBlanc of Pataskala and Thomas LeBlanc of Sarasota; an uncle,
Edward Hoff of Chicago; two sisters-in-law Connie Lewis and Kathy (Robert)
Litzinger, both of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Dawn, Sean, Kristen, Ryan,
Kip, Kim and Helena Grace Blackman, Brian and Gary Gamble, Joe, Lisa, Joe,
Jr., Nicholas, Tammy, Al, Jr., and Sean Lewis and Aaron Sinclair; and many
aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home, 703 E. Fifth St., where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8
p.m. today. Deacon Joe Farry and the Rev. Morgan Miller will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorials contributions may be made to LifeLine of Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DANNY LEE CHAPMAN

Danny Lee Chapman, 52, of Cridersville died unexpectedly Monday, March 12,
2001, at his home.
He was a tool maker at the Ford Motor Company in Lima and was a member of
the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was born Aug. 31, 1948, in Kenton to the late Theodore Daniel and Helen
Viola Sabo Chapman.
He is survived by a son, Lance Allen Chapman; a daughter, Jenise Nicole
Chapman; a grandson, Tyler Neuenschwander; and a brother, Bradley Louis Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
Central Ohio Chapter, 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite 101, Columbus, Ohio
43229, or a charity of the donor's choice

THEKA ISABEL EBY
Theka Isabel Eby, 89, of Carson City, Nev., formerly of Marysville and
Milford Center, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Sierra Place Senior Living
Center in Carson City.
She was a homemaker and a former associate at McCarthy's Pharmacy. She was
a member of the Marysville Congregational United Church of Christ and the
Milford Center Garden Club. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and
especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She moved from the
Marysville area in 1990 to be nearer to her children.
She was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Goshen, Ind., to the late John and Edna
Simpson Bigler and was predeceased by her husband, Daniel B. Eby.
She is survived by a son, Hal (Pat) Eby of Reno, Nev.; two daughters,
Deanna (Gary) Snider of Oceanside, Calif., and Una Jean Lewis of Columbus;
five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, LaVoid
(Bernita) Bigler of Goshen, Ind., and Willis (Ellen) Bigler of Elkhart, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial will take
place at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service Tuesday

WILLIAM GREEN EVANS
William Green Evans, 71, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 14, 2001.
He was a job setter for General Motors for 30 years and was a member of the
Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union.
He was born March 26, 1929, in Webbville, Ky., to the late John Lewis and
Alva Marie Crabtree Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Marie Evans; two daughters, Carol A.
Parrott of Marysville and Sharon S. Bellomy of Bourbonnais, Ill.; a son,
William D. Evans, of Marysville; eight grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Nagel of Westland, Mich., and
Irene Blankenship and Hazel Hogston of Webbville, Ky.; and three brothers,
Arnold Evans and Roger Evans of Flatwoods, Ky., and Larry Joe Evans of Flint, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Young Funeral Home
chapel, 201 W. Main St., Louisa, Ky. Alfred Young will officiate and burial
will be at the Evans Cemetery in Webbville. Friends may call from 3 to 9
p.m. Saturday and family calling hours will begin at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville, or the Raymond Church of Christ in
Christian Union. Local arrangements were handled by the Ingram Funeral Home

WANETA IRENE WYGANT
Waneta Irene Wygant, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, March 15, 2001, in Bryant, Ind.
She was a homemaker and a member of True Bible Holiness Church. She and her
husband were missionaries in Haiti from 1980 to 1985.
She was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Greenville, Ill., to the late Ira and Myrtle
Renninger Fox and was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. She
married Bernard Ellis Wygant Sr. Oct. 10, 1940, in Oil City, Pa., and he
died Nov. 12, 1993.
She is survived by three sons, Bernard E. "Barney" Wygant Jr. of Richwood,
Bruce Wygant of Pennville, Ind., and Mark Wygant of Ocala, Fla.; four
daughters, Joyce Hough of Bryant, Ind., Mary Wygant of Marysville, Mildred
Replogle of Ocala, Fla., and Peggy Payne of Marysville; 20 grandchildren;
and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Lawrence Borton will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the True Bible Holiness Church
Mission Fund in care of the funeral home

DAVID A. GIBSON

David A. Gibson, also known as "Double Clutchin' Dave," 54, of Plain City
died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was raised in the grocery profession and operated Gibson's IGA in Plain
City for 12 years. For the past six years, he hosted a 15-minute radio
show, "NASCAR News, Notes and Gossip," on Sunday mornings on 610 WTVN. He
was an avid race car fan and drag raced for 20 years in the car "Trick or Treat."
He was born May 28, 1946, in Columbus to the late William and Sylvia Weese Gibson Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Griffis) Gibson; children, David "Butch"
(Lori) Gibson of Denver, N.C., Robert (Laurie) Gibson of Columbus, Tony
(Mayda) Gibson of Milford Center and Brooke (Andy) Tomblin of Plain City;
nine grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Shirley) Gibson of Zanesville and
William (Laura) Gibson II of Plain City; and two sisters, Shirley (Duke)
Dozer of Mechanicsburg and Barbara (Tel) Blackburn of Columbus.
A combined Celebration of Life and memorial service will be held from 4 to
7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home, with the memorial service to
be held at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Chris Polley of Trinity Chapel in Milford
Center will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Head Trauma
Program in care of Kathy Haley, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205,
or Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214

JAKE DAVID LAUSBERG
Jake David LAUSBERG, 6, of Hanover, died Tuesday, March 3, 2001, at home,
with his family at his side, after a two-year battle with a brain tumor.
He was a kindergarten student at Toboso Elementary School, played T-ball
for Licking Valley Little League and attended Community Wesleyan Church.
He was born Aug. 27, 1994, in Newark and was predeceased by a grandfather, John R. Porter.
He is survived by his parents, Harold and Traci Neibarger Lausberg; a
sister, Tessa Lausberg of the home; maternal grandparents, Karen Porter of
Nashport and Fred Neibarger of Marysville; paternal grandparents, William
and Phyllis Geraci Lausberg of Natrona Heights, Pa.; maternal
great-grandparents, Fed and Hester Neibarger of Louisville, Ky.; paternal
great-grandparents, Theresa Greco Geraci; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funerals services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Criss-Kirkpatrick-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark.
The Rev. Danny Gordon will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for the Jake Lausberg
Memorial Scholarship Fund

HELEN VOILES
Helen Voiles, 85, of Dayton died Sunday, March 11, 2001.
She was retired from Elder Beerman after many years of service.
She was predeceased by two brothers and is survived by her loving husband,
Floyd; a daughter, Linda V. (Charles) Pence of Sidney; a son, Dennis D.
(Linda) Voiles of Marysville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Magetti Gavin
Funeral Home, 1508 Valley St., Dayton, and burial will be at Glen Haven
Cemetery in Donnellsville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today

ROY WESLEY CARTER
Roy Wesley Carter, 81, of West Liberty died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his home.
He owned and operated R.C. Mower Repair and had farmed all his life in
Champaign County before moving to West Liberty in 1978. He was a World War
II Army veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge, and a former P.O.W. He
had served as grand marshal of the West Liberty Memorial Day parade.
He was born Aug. 12, 1919, to the late Frank C. and Nettie Fairchild Carter
and was predeceased by a brother, Ray Carter and two sisters, Hattie
Orahood and Betty Goff. He married Mary Kathryn Bishop Nov. 20, 1941, and
she died July 16, 1977.
He is survived by a son, Herbert (Bonnie) Carter of West Liberty; two
daughters, Nancy (Jack) Hole of West Liberty and Linda (John) Bell of
Richwood; four grandchildren, Karen Aldo of Bellefontaine, Stuart Carter of
West Liberty, Kenneth Plank of Mount Vernon and Lance Cpl. Christopher
Plank of Jacksonville, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Kayla, Maverick and
Jayden Aldo and Kenneth Plank Jr.; a brother, Roscoe (Ivolue) Carter of
North Lewisburg; a sister, Maybelle Hunt of Urbana; a brother-in-law,
Raymond Orahood of North Lewisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home in West Liberty and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty EMS

JAMES W. FOWLER
James W. Fowler, 73, of Columbus, formerly of Milford Center, died Tuesday,
March 6, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was retired from sales in the industrial management industry.
He was predeceased by his parents, George A. and Iva M. Hobbs Fowler; two
brothers, Russell and Arthur Fowler; and three sisters, Goldie Gregory,
Edith Keel and Iva Lowe.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ila J. Elliott Fowler;
children, Hetti (David) Petty of Canal Winchester, Rose "Toni" (Michael)
Petty of Colorado Springs, Colo., James M. Fowler of Nampa, Idaho, and
Wendy Huntsman of Dayton; grandchildren, Becki Brinker, Bobbi Boyer,
Matthew, Marc, Nathan, Todd and Jason Petty, James W. Fowler II, Jenni
Beckwith and Kelli Huntsman; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elza
(Edna) Fowler of Urbana and Walter (Mae) Fowler of Marysville; other
relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schoedinger East
Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, and burial will be at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association

PAUL K. "BUD" LOVEJOY
Paul K. 'Bud" Lovejoy, 62, of Plain City died suddenly Wednesday, March 7,
2001, in the emergency room at Mount Carmel East.
He was the owner and operator of the Plain City Super Duper Inc., a
family-owned business for 50 years. He was a member of the Central Ohio
Team Penners Association and enjoyed family activities, horseback riding,
motorcycle camping and his dogs, Sadie and Joe.
He was born March 10, 1938, in Portsmouth to the late Paul A. and Louise
McGraw Lovejoy and was predeceased by two sisters, Pauline Eberle in 1994
and Mae Louise "Johnny" Lovejoy in 1948.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Brush Lovejoy; children, Rex (Carol)
Lovejoy, Paula (Rick) Bolen, Charlie (Cindy) Lovejoy, Lisa (Joe) Bishop and
Tina (Jerry) Sullivan, all of Plain City; grandchildren, Paul, Westley,
Rachel and Ashley Lovejoy, Caetie and Laura Bolen, C.J. and Lyndsey
Lovejoy, Bekah, Patti, Charles and Tara Bishop and Jered, Jacob and Cassidy
Sullivan; a sister, Billie Jean "Butch" Colflesh of Plain City; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Dick Smyers will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the
donor's choice

BERTRUM L. "BERT" PARTHEMORE
Bertrum L. "Bert" Pathemore, 53, of St. Paris, formerly of Marysville, died
Monday, March 5, 2001, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
He was a 1966 graduate of Graham High School and was employed at Conover
Lumber Company. He was formerly employed for 25 years at PK Lumber, St.
Paris, and Ingle and Sons Lumber of Conover.
He was born Dec. 25, 1947, in Kenton to the late Melvin Leroy "Roy" and
Elva Karstens Parthemore and was predeceased by a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Purk Parthemore whom he married Aug. 29,
1969; two sons, Philip Parthemore of St. Paris and Brian Parthemore of the
home; a brother, Gordon Parthemore of Sidney; four sisters, Karla (Bill)
Dotson of Conover, Judith Parthemore of Grove City, Joyce Parthemore of
Springfield and Kathryn (Jim) Goble of Fletcher; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Richeson-Wickham and
Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris. Pastor James Larry
Dotson will officiate and burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in St.
Paris. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

MICHAEL L. "POPS" SCHALL
Michael L. "Pops" Schall, 40, of Marysville died Monday,  March 5, 2001 at
his home, surrounded by his family after a short illness.
He  was an associate of Shepherd's Excavating Company of Dublin and a
former maintenance supervisor for Marysville Estates for 12 years.
A devout Cleveland Browns fan, he enjoyed fishing and was a member of the
Darby Conservation Club. An auto mechanic, he was fond of Chevy  cars.
He was born Feb. 22, 1960, in Columbus to the late John William and Bernice
Imogene Riffle Schall.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Shaw Schall; three sons, Ed (Kim)
Shaw of Mechanicsburg, Mike (Jenny Cook) Schall of Marysville and Billy
(Tera Lott) Schall of Milford Center; nine grandchildren, Alex, Cory,
Kylor, Devon, Samantha, Justice, Tevin, Braden and Ashlyn; two brothers
Robert Schall of Marysville and Steven (Jan) Schall of Columbus; and two
sisters, Pam Schall and Sharon Schall, both of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. N. Matthew Wrigth will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
Contributions may be made in honor of his family in care of the funeral
home. Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

WORTHY J. FOWLER
Worthy J. Fowler, 78, of Marysville died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at his
home in Florida, surrounded by his family.
He was a retired structural iron worker and a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church and enjoyed
working in his garden and flower garden. He was known as a "fixer upper"
and took great pleasure in helping people.
He was born March 1, 1923, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Harry C. and
Anna Flora Fowler and was predeceased by a brother, John, and two sisters,
Carrie Rife and Sylvia Byers.
He is survived by his wife, Ailene Blackburn Fowler whom he married Feb.
28, 1948, in Angola Ind.; three sons, K. Michael (Janie) Fowler of Baton
Rouge, La., Ronald A. (Debbie) Fowler of Delaware and Mark W. (Tammy)
Fowler of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Sue (John) Carl of Raymond; 10
grandchildren, Blake, Brian, Brett, Travis and Devon Fowler; Johnchristian,
Zeb, Ezekiel, Jarisah and Karisah Carl; and four brothers, Ernie Fowler of
Marysville, Lee (Meredith) Fowler and Harry E. (Abalee) Fowler of Fort
Myers, Fla., and Charlie Fowler of Apple Grove, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. P. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
the Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church in care of the funeral home

MATTHEW KRATOWICZ

Matthew Kratowicz, 58, of Marion died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Korea, and retired in 1999 after 30
years of service as a tow motor operator at the Whirlpool Corp. in Marion.
He was born May 9, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Meseslaus Joseph and
Jean Antoinette Nowakowski Kratowicz.
He is survived by two sons, Mark (Tamie) Kratowicz of Marysville and
Patrick (Patty) Kratowicz of Richwood; a daughter, Kaki (Tom) Johnston of
Richwood; five grandchildren, Cody, McKenzie and Makaylin Johnston and
Tiffaney and Zachary Kratowicz; four sisters, Jean Kratowicz of Oaklawn,
Ill., Marlene (Dan) Ragonese of Calumet City, Ill., Diane (Giuseppe)
Labriola of Lansing, Ill., and Jackie (Stan) Sucharski of Chicago; and a
brother, Dennis Kratowicz of Chicago.
The Rev. Scott Gorsuch will officiate at private graveside services to be
held at the Price Cemetery Saturday. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ, 29063
Sivey Road, Richwood, or Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, 43015

 April 2001

IRIS ROSE WILCOX
Iris Rose Wilcox, 82, of Plain City died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at her home.
She was retired from the medical records department at Memorial Hospital of
Union County. She was a member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church where
she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and sponsored the Junior High
Youth Fellowship. She was a member of the Plain City Women's Club and Ivory
Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons and served as a volunteer at
Memorial Hospital for 17 years.
She was a past member of the Open Path Garden Club, the Board of Trustees
of the Madison County Hospital and the Village Swimming Pool Board. She was
a member of the State and National Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary and
served as treasurer and vice president. For a period of time, she was a
writer for the Marysville Tribune.
She was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Union County to the late Sam and Ella Lamb
Hennis and was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Cameron; and two brothers,
George Hennis and Earl Hennis.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold Wilcox; two daughters,
Karen (Jay) Straley of Plain City and Linda Messina of Columbus; a son,
John (Janice) Wilcox of Hilliard; eight grandchildren, Brook Messina of
Atlanta, Ga., Tobi (David) Wood of Worthington, Roseann (Jerry) Wholaver,
Cheryl (Mike) Rex and Jason (Kristie) Straley of Plain City and Jared
Wilcox, Nathan Wilcox and Lyndsey Wilcox of Hilliard; 12
great-grandchildren, Miranda, Ciara and Dylan Wholaver, Alexandra, Michael,
Nathan and Megan Wood, Madison Messina and Vanessa and Kayla Straley; a
brother, Ed Hennis; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Redding and Don Hilkerbaumer will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International
Order of Kings Daughters and Sons, Ohio Branch, c/o Karen Straley, 7415
Lucas Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064, or Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43214-3998

MAY KATHERINE ROUSH OSBORN
May Katherine Roush Osborn, 78, of Marysville died Monday, April 30, 2001,
at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a housekeeper and delivered the Columbus Citizen Journal for
several years. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles.
She was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Marion to the late Monty W. and Esther
Elliott Roush and was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Swam and Ora Roush
and a brother, Dale Jacobs.
She is survived by a daughter, Twila (Martin) Seeley of Cedar City, Utah; a
son, John (Rosemarie) Osborn of Columbus; two sisters, Bertha (Craig)
Stansberry and Charlotte Arthur of Marion; and a niece and nephews.
Private services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Children's Hospital.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

ELIZABETH ANN "LIBBY" KINNEY
Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Kinney, 60, of North Greenfield died Monday, April 30, 2001.
Affectionately known as "Mom" and "Grandma" by her family and customers,
she was a co-owner of Kinney and Kinney Mini-Mart in East Liberty. She has
formerly worked as a dental assistant and was a union steward with United
Telephone Company. She volunteered for several years for the Perry Township
voting precinct and was a member of the International Society of Poets. She
enjoyed sharing random acts of kindness with family, friends, neighbors and
strangers and will be remembered as a loving, caring, compassionate and generous woman.
She was born June 7, 1940, in Bownemont, W.Va., to the late Thomas and
Carrie Elizabeth Welch Paynter. As an older child, she lived with her aunt
and uncle, Oscar and Maxine Pickering, because her mother had tuberculosis
and she grew to consider them her second set of parents. They also predeceased her.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 45 years, Byron Jr. Kinney
whom she married Sept. 29, 1956, in Richmond, Ind.; two sons, William
(Connie) Kinney of West Mansfield and John Kinney of North Greenfield; two
daughters, Susan (Stephan) Kinney Sampson of Burkburnett, Texas, and Kim
(Ralph) Fout of North Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Jerad Miller
Sampson, Wesley Sampson, Bradley Fout, John Fout, Lora (Sam) Kinney Dotson,
Mandy Kinney and Kyle Kinney; two great-grandsons, Tyler and Storm; her
stepfather, Ed Carver of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Carla Crapnell of
Bellefontaine; a brother, Dean Pickering of Cary, N.C.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, customers and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael
Messick will officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Earth Angels, 5400 Elder Road,
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110 or in care of the funeral home

GEORGEANNA M. ROBINSON
Georgeanna M. Robinson, 86, of Columbus died Monday, April 30, 2001, at
Doctor's Hospital North.
She was active in the Marion Square, McDowell and Second and Summit Senior Citizens.
She was born May 14, 1914, in Columbus to the late George and Mabel
McKitrick Nunamaker and was predeceased by a brother, William Nunamaker in
1995; two sisters, Blanche Bliss in 1993 and H. Frances Judson in 1995; and
her husband, Edgar A. Robinson in 1994.
She is survived by a brother, Ralph (Jo Ann) Nunamaker of Columbus; two
sisters, Esther Paugh of South Charleston and Elizabeth Weldon of Hilliard;
and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle 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. Thursday

DAVID W. GENTIS
David W. Gentis, 44, of Urbana died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Community
Hospital in Springfield.
Arrangements are being handled by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Urbana

SUSAN GERTRUDE ELLIOTT
Susan Gertrude Elliott, age 102, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of West
Mansfield, died Friday, April 27, 2001 in Indianapolis.
She served for 20 years as the assistant clerk at the West Mansfield Post
Office and was a long-time volunteer for the Bokes Creek Township Election
Board. She was a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in
Indianapolis. She was active in the Kings Daughters and the Harriet Chapter
of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she served one year as district
president. She especially enjoyed playing the piano and was a piano teacher
for many years.
She was born July 31, 1898 in Rushylvania to the late George Marion and
Mary Francis Titus Frey. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert
Harriman; a brother, Otis Frey; and a sister, Elva Ferguson.
She graduated for Rushylvania High School in 1916 and married Pearl H.
Harriman on March 22, 1922 in Rushylvania. He died on Dec. 3, 1968.
She married her second husband, Clayton Elliott on July 1, 1974 at the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church and he died March 29, 1981.
Mrs. Elliot was the last of 32 first cousins in her generation.
She is survived by a son, Dale Harriman of Indianapolis; a step-daughter,
Janet Schonwald of California; three step-sons, Donald Elliott and Robert
Elliott, both of North Carolina and the Rev. John Elliott, Franklin,
Indiana; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three great-great
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 West Center St., West
Mansfield. Reverends John Elliott, Michael Messick and Al Styron will
officiate and burial will take place at the North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, in
care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Stephen, Joseph and David Harriman, Joe Gilmore, Joseph
Harriman, Jr. and William Harriman.

DAN MILLER JR.
Dan Miller, Jr., 91, of Plain City, died Friday, April 27, 2001, following
complications from a light stroke on March 24.
He was born June 30, 1909 to Joe J. and Martha (Stutzman) Miller.
Miller was a member of the Canaan Fellowship Church, He was married on
November 24,1932 to Gladys Whitmer, who survives. They lived in matrimony
for 68 years, five months and three days.
To this union were born two daughters: Wilma (Eli) Miller of London and
Alberta (Ray) Stutzman of Plain City. He is also survived by one brother,
Joe J. Miller of Plain City and two sisters: Mary Mast of Clarence Center,
N.Y. and Martha Helmuth of Plain City; eight grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jacob and Melvin,
three sisters, Sarah Gingerich, Susie Miller and Lydian Miller, and
step-mother Mary Anne Miller.
Services will be held Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Canaan Fellowship
Church, where the family will receive friends from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. on Saturday.
Arrangements are in charge of Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.

CECILE A. DERR
Cecile A. Derr, 96, a longtime resident of the Pharisburg area died
Thursday, April 26, 2001, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County following an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church.
She worked at the Marion Ordnance Plant during World War II and was a
former member of the Marysville Eagles. She enjoyed dancing in her younger
years and watching soap operas. She had great faith in Jesus Christ and
enjoyed attending church.
She was born May 21, 1905, in Pharisburg, the only child of the late
William J. and Jennie Clevenger Turner and was predeceased by a son, Carl
Miller on March 7, 1997, and by her second husband, Harry Derr.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Altizer of Marysville; a son,
William "Bill" (Mary) Miller of Kingman, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Angela
K. (Freeman) Foughty, Charles William (Debby) Busic, William (Rose) Miller
Jr., Melody K. (Victor) Hines, Joseph Wayne Miller, Carla (Kevin) Rees and
Carl Miller Jr.; 14 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and
special friends and neighbors, Dick and Martha Smith of Pharisburg.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hopewell Cemetery.
The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30
p.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home before leaving in procession for
the cemetery

NORMA JEAN FULMER
Norma Jean Fulmer, 70, of Bellefontaine died Friday, April 27, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville after a short illness.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Bellefontaine First Presbyterian
Church and a graduate of West Liberty High School. She enjoyed cross
stitching and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was born July 12, 1930, in Logan County to the late Carl William and
Leah Louise France Weber and was predeceased by a grandson, Mark Fulmer
Jr.; several brothers and sisters; and her husband, Willis C. Fulmer.
She is survived by a son, Mark (Peggy) Fulmer of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Melissa and Matt Fulmer; two brothers, Jack (Judy) Weber of
Bellefontaine and David Weber of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Patty Hunt of
Sydney and Phenon Shaffer of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Huntsville
Cemetery. The Rev. Rob Fulton will officiate and no calling hours will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Progeney Family Training Center
in care of the funeral home. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GOLDIE MAE CUTLIP
Goldie Mae Cutlip, 86, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday,
April 29, 2001, at the Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville.
A homemaker, she was a former member of Potter's House Church in Columbus,
attended the Marysville First Baptist Church and was a member of the Order
of the Easter Star. She enjoyed shopping at Wal-Mart, eating out at Bob
Evans, painting stained glass windows and playing bingo.
She was born April 14, 1915, in Glouster to the late Charles and Nettie
Morrison Palmer and was predeceased by a brother, Delbert Palmer, and a
son-in-law, Rabon Finch. She married Willis L. "Bill" Cutlip Oct. 26, 1945,
in Columbus and he died July 29, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan Finch of Marysville and a
granddaughter, Brenda (David) Volpe of Hilliard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Lawn Cemetery, where graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice

MARY BERNICE LEPPERT
Mary Bernice Leppert, 84, of Plain City died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the
Columbus Alzheimer Care Center.
She was retired from the Dublin school system as a cook after 20 years of
service and was a member of the Dublin Community United Church of Christ
and an associate member of the North Congregational United Church of Christ.
She was born May 26, 1916, in Hilliard and was predeceased by her father,
Irvin Billingsley in 1954; her mother, Bernice Price Billingsley in 1976;
her husband of 43 years, John R. Leppert in 1992; and two brothers, Nelson
Billingsley and Robert Billingsley.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan K. (Ken) Kinzer of Plain City and
Linda (David) Thornton of Troy, Mich.; grandchildren, Kevin Kinzer,
Kristine (Chad Freeman) Kinzer, Elisabeth Thornton and John Thornton; and
two sisters, Eulalia Frantz of Mason and Dorothy (Paul) Smith of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Jon C. Schultz will officiate and burial will
be at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221

EVELYN IOLA GOLDBERG FOGLE EWING
Evelyn Iola Goldberg Fogle Ewing, 78, of Marysville, formerly of North
Lewisburg, Bellefontaine, Delaware and Indian Lake, died Saturday, April
28, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She retired after 35 years as a practical nurse, having practiced mostly at
Grady Memorial Hospital and the former Jane M. Case Hospital in Delaware.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Bellefontaine and the Eagles
Auxiliary in Delaware and a former member of Grace United Methodist Church
in Delaware. A devoted mother and grandmother, she enjoyed reading and
collecting decorative eggs from all over the world. Her possessions include
all sizes of eggs in crystal, wood, hand-painted designs and a variety of
chocolate eggs from Germany.
She was born May 17, 1922, in Panama Canal, Panama, to the late Harry E.
and Rose Lee Shroyer Goldberg and was predeceased by three sons, Harry E.
Fogle, Willard Guy Fogle and Clayton Allen Fogle; a brother-in-law, Harold
Yoe; a grandson, Kenny Wayne Wright; and her husbands, Willard Dale Fogle
and Harvey Eugene Ewing.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Wright of North Lewisburg and
Sharon (Darryl) Davenport of Delaware; 13 grandchildren, Carey Beth (Rick)
Stevens, Tim (DeeAnn) Fogle, Victor (Debbie) Fogle, Scott (Brenda)
Davenport, Terry (Jill) Davenport, Dirk (Diane) Davenport, Christie (Gary)
Christian, Kelly (Barbara) Fogle, Becky Fogle, Jody and Jeremy Grosscup,
Missy (Doug) Bahnsen and Michael (Lynn) Wright; 18 great-grandchildren; a
brother, Harry E. (Alice) Goldberg Jr. of Ozark, Ala.; a sister, Jean Yoe
of Bellefontaine; a sister-in-law, Betty Goldberg of Bellefontaine; a
son-in-law, Harold Wright of Huntsville; two daughters-in-law, Carol Sue
Fogle of Delaware and Beverly Fogle of New London; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Lake State Park
in Lakeview. The Rev. Deb Click, Heartland Hospice chaplain, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Home
Health Care and Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229,
or in care of the funeral home.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

EUGENE "PETE" EGER
Eugene "Pete" Eger, 77, of Delaware, formerly of Dublin, died Friday, April
27, 2001, at Delaware Court Nursing Home.
He was a self-employed stone mason for Eger Brothers Stone Masonry in
central Ohio for a number of years.
He was born July 6, 1923, in Dublin to the late Daniel and Iva Roop Eger
and was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Eger; a sister, Mary Shumway; and
a great-grandson, Ronald Peters Jr.
He is survived by his wife, N. Jean Daniels Eger whom he married Oct. 24,
1959; four daughters, Carol Clark, Buffie Barckhoff-Faulk, Julie Potter and
Jody Stephens; two sons, Mark Eger and Joey Eger; nine grandchildren; and
four brothers, Calvin, George, Ralph and Edgar.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Don Eger will officiate and burial will be at
the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday

MILLY WALLACE
Milly Wallace, 75, of Delaware died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a Rusty Wallace NASCAR fan.
She was born March 31, 1926, in Delaware County to the late Bert and Lelah
Rhoades Hutchisson and was predeceased by seven brothers and three sisters.
She married Raymond Eldo Wallace Nov. 6, 1943, and he died June 16, 1981.
She is survived by her companion, Marion Rose of Delaware; five sons, Rick
(Sheri) Wallace of Delaware; Jim (Gail) Wallace of Temecula, Calif., Dan
(Jo) Wallace of Delaware, Kerry (Debbie) Wallace of Richwood and Kevin
(Sis) Wallace of Caledonia; two daughters, Tonja (Rick) Tillman of Richwood
and Sonja (Rob) Swihart Dale of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; a sister, Nina Caskey of Marion.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood. A private memorial service will be held at a later date following cremation

GERALD JOLLIFF
Gerald Jolliff, 67, of Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday, April 26, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A 1951 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, he was a retired farmer
and attended the Fulton Creek Friends Church and the Richwood Gun and Game
Club, where he enjoyed trap shooting. He was a part owner of The Grumpy Old
Men harness horse stable and enjoyed spending time at the Richwood
racetrack with his friends and the horses. He was an avid reader,
especially of historic fiction, and spent many afternoons playing and
watching softball and baseball games in the area. His greatest love was his
family, especially his grandchildren.
He was born Dec. 12, 1933, in Byhalia to the late Elmer and Martha Helen
Atkinson Jolliff and was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Jolliff, and
three sisters, Juanita Battles, Virginia Croft and Jane Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Leila Sarver Jolliff whom he married Nov. 21,
1952, in Circleville; two sons, Steven (Sandra) Jolliff of Magnetic Springs
and William (Brenda) Jolliff of Newberg, Ore.; a daughter, Vicki (Dennis)
Hillman of Middleville, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Jesse (Rachel) Hillman,
Andrew Hillman, Elizabeth Hillman, Matthew Hillman and Joanna Hillman,
James Jolliff, Douglas Jolliff, Jacob Jolliff, Rebecca Jolliff and Anna
Jolliff; a brother, Donald (Bernice) Jolliff of Marysville; and a sister,
Sharon (Joe) Robinson of Pinehurst, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and burial will be at
the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The deceased's grandsons will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Creek Friends Church
building fund or the multiple sclerosis society in care of the funeral home

DORA E. RAUSCH
Dora E. Rausch, 97, of Marysville and a longtime resident of Elwood Avenue
died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at The Gables of Green Pastures after a long illness.
A retired housewife, she was an active lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church where she was the oldest member of the congregation. She
was a member of the Ladies Aid and a charter member of the Valparaiso Guild
and the former Jolly Dozen card club. Her involvement with her church was a
very special part of her life. She especially enjoyed quilting and baking
pies and will be remembered for her lemon meringue and chess pies.
She was born Dec. 2, 1903, in New California to the late Phillip and
Elizabeth Scheiderer Blumenschein and was predeceased by a sister, Bertha
Rausch, and two brothers, Carl Blumenschein and Walter "Pete" Blumenschein.
She married Lawrence Rausch on June 14, 1927, and he died Aug. 10, 1968.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a close friend, Margret
Luke of Marysville.
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 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church bus ministry of the
Valparaiso Guild, 12809 Route 736, Marysville, or in care of the funeral home

MARCENIA E. ULMER
Marcenia E. Ulmer, 84, of Bucyrus died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Marion
General Hospital.
She worked as a registered nurse for 37 years in Bucyrus, Galion and
Crestline and was the first nurse at Rosewood Manor and Fairview Manor. She
was the first school nurse at Colonel Crawford High School in Bucyrus,
where she started the Candy Stripers program which  became the Future
Nurses Club. She was a 1934 graduate of North Robinson High School and a
1937 graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She was a member of Grace
United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Sunday School class, the United
Methodist Women, Farm Bureau Council and American Nurses Association. She
enjoyed sewing, music, reading scripture and growing plants.
She was born July 22, 1916, in Crawford County to the late Lucius E. and J.
Arminta Roston Kepler.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Ulmer whom she married March 17,
1940; a son, James Daniel (Linda) Ulmer of Marysville; a daughter, Marica
Kay (W. James) Weir of Marion; four grandchildren, Michele Ulmer and Kayla
Ulmer of Marysville and Laura Weir and Sarah Weir of Columbus; and a
sister, Dorothy (Harold) Pollock of Bucyrus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Millard Mead will officiate and burial will be
at Union Cemetery. Friends may call any time after noon Wednesday at the
Wise Funeral Home, 129 W. Warren St., where the family will receive friends
from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

MILDRED E. COSGRAY ARNOLD
Mildred E. Cosgray Arnold, 79, formerly of Lakeview and Marysville, died
Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Whetstone Care Center in Columbus.
She grew up on a farm in the Plain City area and graduated from New
California High School. She was known for having a wonderful sense of humor
and she enjoyed cards, music, cooking good meals, sewing, her family and
socializing with people. She was an avid sports fan, with basketball being
her favorite sport. She was co-captain of her high school girls basketball
team and, being an OSU grandmother, she had followed the OSU basketball
team since 1960.
She was the wife of a World War II veteran and was a member and president
for several terms of the VFW Auxiliary in Roundhead, near their Lakeview
home. She was a store manager for the former Hayes and Gray Shoe Store in
Marysville but spent most of their married life as a devoted wife and
stay-at-home mother. She and her husband were active in the booster club
and other activities as their children grew up and graduated from
Marysville High School. She will be greatly missed by her family and those
whose lives she touched.
She was born Aug. 16, 1921, the fourth of five children of the late Eugene
and Clara Schatz Cosgray, in Union County at the southeast corner of
Mitchell-DeWitt and Hyland-Croy roads which was also the birthplace in 1899
of her future mother-in-law, Bertha DeWitt Arnold.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Curtis and Lloyd Cosgray; two sisters,
Virginia Cosgray Anderson and Elsie Cosgray Bump; a grandson, Dareck
Gloeckner; and a special friend, Paul Sheely. She married Marvin Arnold of
Marysville in 1941 and he died in 1979 after 38 years of marriage.
She is survived by four children, Avis (Robert) Arnold Gloeckner of
Columbus, Lloyd (Yasuko) Arnold of Tokyo, Japan, Eddy (Ann) Arnold of
Dayton and Hersha Arnold of Charleston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Ann Bailey of
Toledo, Matthew Bailey of Marion, David (Anne) Gloeckner of Beaufort, N.C.;
and Dianne, Douglas and Danielle Gloeckner of Columbus;
great-grandchildren, Shaina Skeen and Lelia Davis; nieces and nephews,
Berry Frederick of Marysville, Maria (Chuck) Frazier of Baltimore, Ohio,
Richard (Laura) Bump of Marysville, Duane (Karen) Bump of Athens, Kathleen
(William) Wisenberg of Westerville, Robert (Mardene) Cosgray of
McConnelsville, Ann (Don) Burdsall of Cardington, Carol (Robert) Whitman of
Marysville, Judy Anderson of Columbus, Steve (Linda) Cosgray of Alabama,
Mark (Patti) Cosgray of Marysville and Bruce (Casey) Cosgray of Hilliard;
sisters-in-law, Dorothy Cosgray and Mary Smith; a brother-in-law, Jim L.
Anderson; a cousin, Patty (Gene) Byers of Pataskala; and wonderful friends
during her life and later at the Whetstone Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Deitz will officiate and burial will be at Forest
Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
and 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Dick Bump, Robert Cosgray, Mark Cosgray, Bruce
Cosgray, Robert Whitman and Chuck Frazier. Honorary pall bearers will be
Larry Robinson, Gayle Trees, Jim L. Anderson, Gene Byers and Duane Bump.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the
American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home

JEANNETTE A. HORISBERGER
Jeannette A. Horisberger, 68, of Plain City died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home.
She was an insurance agent for Smucker Insurance for 17 years. She was a
member of the Plain City United Methodist Church, where she sang in the
choir a number of years, the Silent Hand Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons
of Plain City and Ceramics Anonymous of Columbus.
She was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Winesburg to Hans and Alice J. Burkhalter
Grossniklaus and was predeceased by her father in 1964 and a sister,
Suzette "Snooks" Grossniklaus in 1986.
She is survived by her husband, Hans Horisberger whom she married Nov. 8,
1950, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, Don H. Horisberger of Lake Bluff, Ill.;
two daughters, Trudy A. (Michael) Scheiding of Whitehouse and Heidi L.
(William) DeLong of Marysville; two grandchildren, Jonathan Scheiding and
Rachel Scheiding; her mother of Wilmot; and a brother, Don "Sonny"
Grossniklaus of Wooster.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Plain City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Steven Price will
officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Riverside/Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-4034, or
the Plain City United Methodist Church building fund

ISABELLE M. TOBEY
Isabelle M. Tobey, 82, of Hilliard, formerly of Prospect, died Saturday,
April 21, 2001, at Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was a 1936 graduate of Marion Harding High School and was a retired
retail sales clerk. She was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church and
Prospect Senior Citizens.
She was born April 27, 1918, in Kilbourne to the late Edward and Ruth
Fleming Willey and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Donald
Willey, and a sister, Arlene Garner. She married Myron L. Tobey Oct. 5,
1936, and he died May 22, 1978.
She is survived by two daughters, Deanna (William) Hedges and Phyllis (Ken)
Phelps of Hilliard; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a
sister, May Whitney of Ilion, N.Y.
Private graveside services will be held Wednesday at the York Cemetery. The
Rev. Sol Green will officiate. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norwich Twp. Fire Dept., 4164
Avery Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck funeral Home in Richwood.

KYLE LOGAN SIMPSON (MAY)
Kyle Logan Simpson (May), 10, of Marysville died Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. He underwent a bone
marrow transplant March 9 as a result of a diagnosis with Fanconi Anemia.
A gentle and polite youngster, he was a fourth grader at Edgewood
Elementary School and attended New Beginnings Church of God. He was a
member of the Marysville Stingrays swim team and enjoyed fishing and
boating with his father. Fond of playing in the snow, he liked snow
boarding, snow skiing and sledding.
He liked visiting the zoo and loved all kinds of animals, especially his
pet dogs, Star and Betsy. He collected hundreds of stuffed animals. He was
a junior astronomer and he and his mother frequently stargazed through a
telescope in the wee hours of the morning. He will be lovingly remembered
for riding his bike throughout his neighborhoods.
He was born Sept. 24, 1990, at Memorial Hospital of Union County and was
predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Lee Huber.
He is survived by his mother, Connie Lynne Simpson and his father, Bryan
(Diane) May of Marysville; grandparents, Ralph and Phyllis Simpson of
Marysville and Samuel G. Huber of Columbus; step-grandparents, Irvin and
Maxine McDaniel of Marysville; an aunt, Nancy (Jim) Burrey of
Bellefontaine; two uncles, Mark Simpson of Bellefontaine and L. Michael May
of Mansfield; and many cousins and loving friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. April 27 at
the Union County Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 233 W. Sixth St.,
Marysville. The family will receive friends after the service at the
Burnside Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church, adjacent
to the auditorium. Private funeral services and burial will be held for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stem Cell Transplant Program,
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Development Office, 3333 Burnet Ave.,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039, or the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Inc., 1801
Willamette St., Suite 200, Eugene, Ore, 97401.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

RALPH B. STILLINGS
Ralph B. Stillings, 85, of rural Richwood died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a farmer and retired from Marion Power Shovel in 1978 after 19 years
of service. He had also worked at Timken in Kenton. He had attended Grace
Chapel and the Byhalia Friends Church. He was an avid O.S.U. Buckeye fan
and loved to fish, wood work and camp.
He was born Sept. 1. 1915, in Union  County to the late John and Alice
Parthemore Stillings and was predeceased by a grandson, Jeff Mackley; two
brothers, Robert and William Lewis Stillings; and two sisters, Edna
Beightler and Donna Streng. He married Mary E. Fisher Jan. 23, 1937, in
Union County and she died Nov. 24, 1983.
He is survived by his second wife, Vera Viola Thomas Stillings whom he
married April 16, 1984, in York Center; three sons, John (Judy) Stillings
of Findlay, Bob (Sharon) Stillings of Claibourne and Louis (Marilyn)
Beightler of Marysville; two daughters, Barbara Lee of Worthington and
Betty (Richard) Gerfen of Waldo; grandchildren, Debbie (Jeff) Parkins,
Theresa (Todd) Finnerty, Brian Lee, Brett Stillings, Shelly (Ben) Powell,
Shelby (Ben) Bender, Christopher (Kristine) Stillings, Ryan (Jen)
Stillings, Scott, Gary, Todd, Heidi, Joshua (Twyla), Joey, Britni and
Bryani Stillings, Steve (Amy) Beightler and Lisa (John) Howard;
great-grandchildren, Abby and Andy Parkins, Tim and Taylor Finnerty, Trevor
and Tyler Bender, Taylor Stillings, Chandler and Chayse Stillings, Sheena
and Robbie and Johnathan and Kyla Stillings, Kimberly, Matthew and Stephen
Beightler, Justin and Allison Howard and Aaron Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. David Carlyle will officiate and burial will be
at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be the grandsons of the deceased.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fite Memorial Baptist Church, 497
Davids St., Marion, Ohio 43302, or to the Fort Morrow Fire Department in Waldo

BARBARA J. SPENCER
Barbara J. Spencer, 66, of Delaware, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at Grady
Memorial Hospital. She was a retired press operator for Ranco Controls and a member of Grace
Baptist Church. She was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Columbus, to the late Harry and Gladys
Oberfield Rinker and was preceded in death by her husband, Denzel Spencer;
a daughter, Catherine Keene; a brother, Robert Rinker; and a stepdaughter, Diane Seroussi.
She is survived by five daughters, Diana McGlothlin and Margaret Lynn
MacRae of Delaware, Ruth Ann Thompson of Haines, Alaska, Elizabeth Ann
Nelson of Bellefontaine and Carolyn Jean Nichols of Marysville; a son,
Michael Anthony Thompson of Prospect; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Spencer of
Kenton; 15 grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; seven
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Carolyn Farrand and Nancy Jane
Stout of Delaware and Shirley Ann Terry of Powell; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. Pastor Corey Bane of
Grace Baptist will officiate and burial will be at the Radnor Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. Those unable to visit the funeral home may log onto
www.BennettBrownRodman.com and link into the on-line memorial and registry page

MARTHA VIRGINIA COOKSEY
Martha Virginia Cooksey, 96, who lived in the Zanesfield area most of her
life, died April 17, 2001, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife in Marmon Valley. She was a member
of the Goshen Friends Church where she taught Sunday School, was active
with the Missionary Society and played piano. She graduated from Zanesfield
High School in 1922 and the normal school in West Liberty in 1923. She then
taught in a one-room school house in Stokes Township in 1924. She was a
member of the Taloga and Mac-O-Chee garden clubs. She loved Jesus, her
Savior, her family, church and school and will be remembered for always
having a cheery work or saying for all she met and for the poetry she
wrote, especially about people she knew.
She was born April 20, 1904 in Kenton, the oldest of seven children of the
late George Edward and Anna Lois Van Hyning Dunaway and was predeceased by
two brothers, Edward Dunaway and Dwight Dunaway, and two sisters, Mary
Dunaway and Eleanor Potts. On June 11, 1925, she was married to W. Hobart
Cooksey at the East Liberty United Methodist Church parsonage by the Rev.
Van DeGriff. Her husband died July 28, 1974.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Donald) Henry of Zanesfield; a son,
William (Mary Joan) Cooksey of Zanesfield; five grandchildren, Dick (Nancy)
Cooksey, Don (Melodie) Cooksey, Mary Elizabeth Cooksey, John Henry and
Douglas (Karen) Henry; nine great-grandchildren, Christina (Sam) Wallen,
Andrea, Abigail and Dwayne Cooksey, Eric Ropp, Preston, Ben and Jordan
Henry and Noah Henry; two great-great-grandchildren, Brian and Madison
Wallen; a brother, Charles (Martha) Dunaway of East Liberty; and a sister,
Marguerite Oiler of Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Goshen Friends
Church, 5527 Road 153, P.O. Box 36, Zanesfield, Ohio, 43360. The Rev. Fred
Clogg will officiate and burial will be at the Zanesfield Cemetery. Friends
may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield

SIDNEY RAY "SHORTY" LONGSHORE
Sidney Ray "Shorty" Longshore, 98, of Newark died Tuesday, April 17, 2001,
at Licking Memorial Hospital.
He attended the Tanner Barber School in Toledo and was a barber in Toledo
and Richwood for 77 years. He was a member of the Richwood First Baptist
Church but more recently attended Southgate Church of Christ near his home
in Newark. He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and friend
and will be missed by all.
He was born April 28, 1902, in Hardin County to the late Minor W. and
Jeanette Hites Longshore and was predeceased by a son, Melvin Ray
Longshore; two sisters; four brothers; and his wife, Chloa Orth Longshore
whom he married Dec. 24, 1923.
He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Alice Longshore of Delaware; his
children, Patricia Ballard of Newark and Robert Tanner of Atlanta; nine
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a
sister, Juanita Barnhart of Rushylvania; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. Wayne Cass will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease
Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1946.

CARLISLE B. PAINTER
Carlisle B. Painter, 78, of Delaware died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the
Kobacker House of Hospice at Riverside.
He touched many lives as a farmer, a tool maker for Denison Engineering, a
Concord Township Trustee, an officer in Riverside Grange and a deacon and
elder in his churches. As a loving and wonderful father, grandfather and
husband, his primary endeavor was to serve Jesus Christ and make Him known
by living an honest live of integrity.
He was born Feb. 23, 1923, to the late Lee "L.L." and Ethel Carlisle
Painter and was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Virgil.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lowe Painter whom he married Aug. 18,
1946; a son, Charlie (Karen) Painter of Centerville; two daughters, Carla
(Gary) Wilber of Troy and Cathy (Douglas) Dickson of Powell; grandchildren,
Cristian and Victoria Painter, Jennifer and Mathew Klint, Emily and Abigail
Wilber, Christopher and Amanda Dickson, Angela and Brett Carlson and Heidi
and Matthew Shelton; and two great-grandchildren, Maddison and Alexander Klint.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dublin Baptist
Church. The Rev. Darrel Gabbard will officiate and graveside services will
be held at the Oller Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and
one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the H.E.L.P.
Cancer Support Group, Right Start Radio at Grace Brethren Church or the
Dublin Baptist Church memorial fund. Envelopes will be available at the church.
The Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware is in charge of arrangements.

MARY OLIVE ZINK
Mary Olive Zink, 91, of East Liberty died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Green
Hills Center in West Liberty after a long illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the East Liberty United Methodist
Church, the United Methodist Women and the East Liberty Garden Club. She
was a 1927 graduate of Randolph High School and attended nursing school in
Piqua. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening and reading.
She was born Oct. 11, 1909, in Clayton to the late Stewart and Ora Storer
Jones and was predeceased by a brother, Carl Jones; a son-in-law, Carl
Eley; and a granddaughter, Shawn Dee Zink. She married Floyd Zink Dec. 14,
1928, in Richmond, Ind., and he died June 22, 1978.
She is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann (Arthur) Renner of Xenia, Janice
Eley of East Liberty and Judith (Forest) Hill of Trinity, Texas; a son,
Steven (Lois) Zink of St. Paris; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Florene Jones of Clayton;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the East Liberty
United Methodist Church. A grandson, the Revs. John Eley, a
grandson-in-law, John Gregory, and Tedd Wittenbrink will officiate and
graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in
Englewood. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home

MILDRED M. WRIGHT NAU
Mildred M. Wright Nau, 82, died Friday, April 6, 2001, in Colorado Springs,
Colo.
She was a 1936 graduate of Byhalia High School and was retired as a
registered nurse.
She was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Byhalia to the late Lewis and Edna Gregory
Wright and was predeceased by two infant sons and two brothers.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey (Charlotte) Nau of Colorado Springs; a
daughter, Nancy (Michael) Brooks of Janesville, Wis.; five grandchildren;
four sisters, Helen (Herman) Lockwood of West Liberty, Mary Jane (Marion)
Rapp of Bellefontaine, Maxine (John) Vicario of Bellefontaine and Bonnie
(Ray) Kavanagh of West Mansfield.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Byhalia
Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Gillett of the Byhalia Friends Church will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E.
Church St., Marion, Ohio 43302-3807, or a charity of the donor's choice.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is handling local arrangements.

BEVERLY ANN KERR
Beverly Ann Kerr, 61, of Newport, Ky., died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at The
Highlands of Fort Thomas.
A homemaker, she was a former elementary school teacher and bank teller.
She was a 1957 graduate of Perry-Zane High School where she was
valedictorian and she was a graduate of Ohio Northern University. She
attended St. Paul's Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, was active with the
Jolly Seniors and the Monday Club and especially enjoyed playing bingo,
euchre and bridge.
She is survived by two daughter, Leslie (Edward) Smith of Louisville, Ky.,
and Kelly Kerr of Cincinnati; two sons, Scott (Tamela) Kerr of Warsaw, Ky.,
and Todd Kerr of Fort Myers, Fla.; four grandchildren, Morgan and Jayme
Smith, Daniel Hagan and Ravyn Kerr; a brother, John (Carmel) Elliott of
Bellefontaine; a sister, Marilyn Green of Ada; and several aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield and burial will
be at the Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millvale Community Center, 3301
Beekman Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45225, attn.: Kelly Kerr

ROBERT J. O'CONNOR
Robert J. O'Connor, 85, of Prospect, formerly of Bay Village, died Friday,
April 13, 2001, at Marion Manor.
He retired as a maintenance supervisor at the Ford Motor Company after 25
years of service and was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church,
the Prospect Senior Citizens and for 50 years was a member of the Free and
Accepted Masons.
He was born Oct. 30, 1915, at Wellsville, N.Y., to the late James P. and
Helen Sleeper O'Connor and was predeceased by a brother. He married Ruth
Morgan Nov. 26, 1938, and she died March 8, 1995.
He is survived by three daughters, Sally O'Connor of Marion and Wilmot,
Susan (Bruce) Thielen of Keene, N.H., and Kathryn (Randall) Johnson of
Prospect; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at the Prospect United Methodist Church at
11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 and at the Bay United Methodist Church in Bay
Village at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, with the Rev. David Hoffman will
officiate. The family will be available one hour before each service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church,
203 N. Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements.

HAROLD ARTHUR SKOOG
Harold Arthur Skoog, 80, a resident at The Gables at Green Pastures, died
Monday, April 16, 2001.
He was born in Little Falls, Minn., and worked as a mechanic at the LTV
Erie Mine in Hoyt Lakes, Minn., until he retired in June 1982. He lived in
Rogers, Ark., for 12 years before moving to Marysville in 1998 and was a
member of the First English Lutheran Church.
He was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth, and is survived by his wife of
50 years, Anita Strauch Skoog; two sons and their families, Arthur and Mona
Skoog, Jennifer, Raymond and Jeffrey of Eagle River, Alaska, and Neil and
Elizabeth Skoog, Erik, Ross and Helene of Ostrander; nieces, nephews,
cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
First English Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard Genzman will officiate.
There will be no calling hours. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

CHARLENE MARIE "COOKIE" APPEL TAULBEE
Charlene Marie "Cookie" Appel Taulbee, 58, a longtime resident of
Marysville, died unexpectedly Friday, April 13, 2001, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital from complications following surgery.
She was an associate with the Union County Board of MR/DD and worked as a
production trainer for U-Co Industries for several years.
She was a loving wife and mother and a devoted grandmother. She was proud
of her huge collection of salt and pepper shakers, especially her Christmas
sets, and enjoyed collecting antiques. She was an experienced seamstress
and loved to crochet and quilt. She was a 1961 graduate of Villa Madonna
Academy in Covington, Ky.
She was born Aug. 17, 1942, in Springfield to the late Charles and Evelyn De La Croix Appel.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years John C. Taulbee Sr. whom she
married Sept. 16, 1961, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in
Russells Point; a son, John C. Taulbee Jr. of Marysville; three daughters,
Joan (Dale) Andrews of West Mansfield, Jenny (Dan) Kibbey of Raymond and
Jill Taulbee of Massena, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Jessica and Philip
Taulbee, Julie, Jarid, Tori and Allison Andrews, Amanda (Vaughn) Young and
Joe, T.J., and Heather Kibbey; one great-granddaughter, Rowan Andrews;
three sisters, Sue (Dennis) Kelly of Springfield, Virginia Sachs of Urbana
and Mary Lynn Johnson of Springfield; a brother, Charles Nancy) Appel of
Powder Springs, Ga.; a brother-in-law, Julian Taulbee; two sisters-in-law,
Frances Schroer and Louanna Walker; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St.
Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick A. Toner will officiate
and burial will be at the Huntsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to U-Co Industries, 835 E. Fifth St.,
Marysville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

JACK DOUGLAS HOBSON
Jack Douglas Hobson, 19, of West Jefferson died unexpectedly Saturday,
April 14, 2001, in the emergency room at Doctors West Hospital.
He was a travel consultant for the Student Travel Agency of the Ohio State
University, attended Columbus State University and was a volunteer for
meals of wheels. He was a graduate of West Jefferson High School where he
participated in the band, was very active in the high school newspaper and
did the school announcements for four years. He made a perfect score on the
high school proficiency exams.
He was born Oct. 22, 1981, in Columbus and is survived by his parents, Jack
and Ruby Johnson Hobson of West Jefferson; a sister, Dena (Jeff) Hooker of
West Jefferson; a nephew, Jordan; special friends, Heather Myers, Craig
Witten, Mary Beth Witten, Josh Miller and Amanda Horn; and special aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the West Jefferson
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Kinne will officiate and burial will
be at the Hampton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home in West Jefferson

JAMES TIMOTHY LIGGETT
James Timothy Liggett, 53, of Columbus died on Good Friday, April 13, 2001,
at the Cincinnati V.A. hospital.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a private in the U.S. Marine Corps and
was active in various volunteer projects for veterans. He was a 1965
graduate of Linden McKinley High School and earned a degree as a dairy
plant technician from the College of Agriculture at The Ohio State
University.
He is survived by his only son, Timothy Micah Liggett; a brother, Michael
Lee Liggett; his former wife, LaDonna Liggett Jones; a stepbrother, Chuck
Gould; and a special cousin, Barb Atkins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate
and burial will be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Assembly Church, 1003 N.
Maple St., Marysville

MARY G. SMITH
Mary G. Smith, 94, a resident of Inskeep Cratty Road for more than 75
years, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She helped her late brother, Donald, on their farm on the Darby Creek and
also at their restaurant, The Silver Bell, in North Lewisburg during the
1950s. She was a excellent cook and gardener, an avid and knowledgeable
horse race fan and a Democrat.
She was born Nov. 19, 1906, on Smoky Road in Allen Township to the late
W.B. and Grace Warner Smith and was predeceased by her brothers, Donald and
Harold, and her sisters, Mildred Hannum and Helen Robb Minogue.
She is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home
in North Lewisburg and burial was at Maple Gove Cemetery

DESMOND D. HECKER
Desmond D. Hecker, 77, of Richwood died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired from American Malleable Casting after many years and was an
active member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church and the
Richwood Civic Center. He attended school in Marion and graduated from
Magnetic Springs High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His
joys in life were fishing and his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Marion to the late Henry F. and Ruth Iams
Hecker and was predeceased by two brothers, Harvey and Billy Dale Hecker.
He is survived by his wife, Marcile Ballard Hecker whom he married May 11,
1947, in Delaware; a son, Steve (Lynne) Hecker of Marion; two daughters,
Shirley Hecker of Springfield and Carolyn (Tom) Marvin of Richwood; five
grandchildren, Chad Hecker, Michelle Hecker, Jeremy (Shanda) Hecker, Cody
Hecker and Cole (Nicole) Marvin; a great-granddaughter, McKenzie Marvin;
and three brothers, Vance Hecker of Texas, Burton (Juanita) Hecker of
Westerville and Kenneth (Dee) Hecker of Duncan Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday 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 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Chad, Jeremy and Cody Hecker, Don Ballard Josh Rich
and Sam Chapman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., or the Richwood Emergency Squad Association, 101 S. Franklin St.

DANIEL ERSKINE KLINE
Daniel Erskine Kline, 90, formerly of West Mansfield died Wednesday, April
11, 2001, at Logan Acres near Bellefontaine.
A dedicated family man and humanitarian, he was a lifetime farmer and
breeder of Belgian horses. He served as a judge of horses throughout the
United States and Canada and was a member of the Agriculture Hall of Fame
at the Ohio State Fair for more than 50 years of showing and judging.
He was a longtime member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, the
West Mansfield Lions Club, the Logan County Farm Bureau, the Belgium Draft
Horse Association of America and the Ayrshire Cattle Association. He was a
former president of the Production Credit Association; a former member of
the Logan County Board of Education; and a graduate of New Hampshire High School.
He especially enjoyed working with his horses and visiting with family and friends.
He was born Aug. 24, 1910, in Lakeview to the late William King and Blanche
Spyker Kline. He married Vera Plummer on March 6, 1937, in New Hampshire
and she preceded him in death after 63 years of marriage on April 29, 2000.
He is also preceded in death by a younger brother, David Kline.
Survivors include two sons, Charles W. (Jane) Kline of Bellefontaine and
Gordon (Kay) Kline of Kenton; two daughters, Carol (Leo) Hale of Caryville,
Tenn., and Marcille (Harry) Price of Kenton; six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Pugh of Sidney and Madge
Bendle of Sun City, Fla.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and burial will
take place at Hathaway Cemetery in West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church, 212 E. Center St., West Mansfield, OH 4335

CLARENCE W. FOUT
Clarence W. Fout, 86, of Mount Victory died Sunday at his home.
He was a 1932 graduate of Byhalia-York High School and had worked at Marion
Power Shovel and Quaker Oats in Marion. He retired from the Plaza gas
station in Mount Victory. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a
member of William Britton VFW Post 6817 in Mount Victory and the Mount
Pleasant Church of God.
He was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Marion County to the late James Andrew and
Glenna Sullivan Fout and was predeceased by two sisters, Mabel Dominy and
Bertha Mouser.
He is survived by a son, Andrew Norman Fout of Marysville; two
grandchildren, James Andrew and Andrea Kaye Fout; a sister, Opal Greenawalt
of LaRue; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. C.L. Fuqua will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery where veterans services will be conducted. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 6817, P.O. Box 133, Mount
Victory, Ohio 43340

IRENE EMELINE GAST
Irene Emeline Gast, 102, formerly of Prospect, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Marion Manor.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect
and the Missionary Aid Circle. She was also a member of Beacon Sewing,
Prospect Senior Citizens and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was born Oct. 5, 1989, in Pleasant Township to the late George and
Clara Seiter Dodrill and was predeceased by a son, Paul B. Gast Jr. and two
brothers, Walter Dodrill and Lawrence Dodrill. She married Paul B. Gast
Nov. 19, 1919, in Prospect Nov. 19, 1919, in Prospect and he died in 1963.
She is survived by a son, Loren (Dolores) Gast of Prospect; five
grandchildren, Judy, Bruce, Brian and Sam Gast and Nancy Lord; and five
great-grandchildren, Wes, Sara, Cory, Andy and Josh Gast.
Funeral service were held today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect
and burial was at the Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
The Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

GREGORY A. FICKLE
Gregory Allen Fickle, age 33, of Marysville died Friday, April 6, 2001, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, due to complications from a brain tumor.
He was an associate of Kern and Kern for the past two years. He was a
member of the Springdale Baptist Church where he had participated in
Baptist Youth Fellowship, formerly attended the Raymond Church of Christ in
the Christian Union, and was a member and strong supporter of the Coalition
for Community Values. He was a member of several 4-H Clubs as a child and
enjoyed raising goats. He attended North Union High School and was a
graduate of Marysville High School. He enjoyed latch hook, basketball, the
Beatles, playing piano, reading his Bible, and especially enjoyed riding
his bicycle and the freedom it provided.
He was born August 19, 1967 in Denver, Colorado to Howard and Dorothy Dixon
Fickle who both survive in Marysville. Also surviving are a brother, Paul
Fickle, Tucson, AZ; a sister, Courtney McKinley, Gahanna; a nephew, Clay
McKinley; 4 aunts: Joan Hileman, Ashland; Janet Fickle, Marysville; and
Mary Ellen (Harrison) Justice and Idella Fickle, each of Delaware; several
cousins; and his much loved black Labrador, "Charles."
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Reverend Steve Waltman and Reverend Alfred
Young will officiate and burial will take place at Mount Herman Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home where memorial
contributions may be made to the Brain Tumor Association

WILLIAM F. GRIFFIN
William F. Griffin, 75, of Columbus, died Thursday, April 5, 2001 at home.
Born Oct. 23, 1925 in Marysville to Dana and Cleo Catherine Hamilton
Griffin. He retired as publications director from Rockwell International,
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and an aviation cadet in World War II. He
was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Gladys and brothers Donald,
Ray and George. He is survived by his sisters Myra (Walter) Colflesh,
Columbus, and Kathleen Shumway, Marysville; many nieces and nephews. He was
a member of the first Congregational Church and the Columbus Museum of Art.
he was an artists known for his jewelry designed.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at the First
Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St., Columbus, 43215-3885; the Rev.
Timothy C. Ahrens officiating. Family will receive guests one hour prior to
the service at church. A memorial service and burial will be held in May in
Scituate, Mass. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First
Congregational Church or to a charity of choice in his memory. Arrangements
by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington

EMMADA V. SANDERSON
Emmada V. Sanderson, 90, of Marion died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was an L.P.N. at Marion General Hospital for 20 years and was a member
of the First Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the C.C.L. Club
for many years.
She was born June 3, 1931, and was predeceased by her father, John D.
Krautter; her mother, Etta M. Cleveland Krautter-Gushurst; three brothers;
a sister, two stepbrothers; two stepsisters; a half-sister; and in 1972 by
her husband, Gail V. Sanderson whom she married June 3, 1931.
She is survived by a brother, Frank Gushurst of Terre Haute, Ind.; three
sisters, Esther Wilson of Ventura, Calif., Anna Richeson of Gas City, Ind.,
and Grace Osborne of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Broadway Cemetery.
The Rev. David Gossard will officiate and those who wish to attend may meet
at the Boyd Funeral Home in Marion for a procession to the cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the
L/D wing at Marion General Hospital



ALICE LILLIAN SCOTT HUNT
Alice Lillian Scott Hunt, 90, of Coral Springs, Fla., died Friday, April 6,
2001, at her home after a two-year illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church and
Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star.
She was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Richwood to the late Frank and Daisy Clayton
Scott and was predeceased by a grandson, Jeff W. Foreman. She married
George W. Hunt Jr. June 8, 1929, in Richwood and he died Oct. 30, 1980.
She is survived by a daughter, Marianne Hunt Foreman (Knute) Roberts of
Richwood; five grandchildren, Georgia (John) Masselli of Margate, Fla., L.
Scott Foreman of Marion, Alyce (Mike) Heminger of Richwood, Ruth (Greg)
McCloud of Prospect and Charles L. (Cindy) Roberts of Richwood; 13
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

LAURA MARGARET KLEIBER
Laura Margaret Kleiber, 96, of Marysville died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at
The Gables at Green Pastures, surrounded by two of her daughters, following
a short illness.
A homemaker, she was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was
baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Chuckery.
She attend the St. Paul Christian Day School and Chuckery High School. She
enjoyed crocheting, quilting, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and
visiting with friends and relatives. She especially loved her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren and was proud to have had two great-grandchildren
born on Christmas Day.
She was born June 12, 1904, in Darby Township, the youngest of nine
children, to the late G. Casper and Margaretha Streng Rausch and was
predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Deborah Schlotterback; five
brothers, Frank, Walter, Daniel, Louis and Edward; and three sisters, Lydia
Ell, Emma Mayer and Rosine Nicol. She married Walter Kleiber Aug. 24, 1930,
and he died Nov. 4, 1961.
She is survived by a son, Ralph (Grayce Ann) Kleiber of Raymond; three
daughters, Elsie (Earl) Schlotterback of Garrett, Ind., and Bernette
(Loren) Nicol and Dorothy (Ray) McCarty of Marysville; nine grandchildren,
Cheryl Morrisey, Edward (Darlene) Schlotterback, Eugene (Lorna)
Schlotterback, Jeffrey (Cheri) Nicol, Neil (Marla) Nicol, Lori (Scott)
Reed, Timothy (Sue) McCarty, James (Allison) McCarty and Steven McCarty; 13
great-grandchildren, Bethany, Brett and Emily Schlotterback, Andrew and
Daniel Nicol, Caleb and Krista Nicol, Nathan, Nicolas and Jacob Reed,
Alicia McCarty and Benjamin and Christopher McCarty; one
step-great-granddaughter, Kimberly Miceli; three
step-great-great-granddaughters; three sisters-in-law, Bertha Kleiber,
Katherine Blumenschein and Frances (Jim) Anderson of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Alfred (Gertrude) Blumenschein of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
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 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church organ
fund, 12809 Route 736, Marysville, Ohio 43040. Cards will be available at
the funeral home

EMMA L. CARRICK
Emma L. Carrick, 98, formerly of Milford Center died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She had worked at Grimes Manufacturing in Urbana during World War II and retired from Nestle's. She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and enjoyed quilting and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 28, 1903, in Chuckery to the late Mathais and Louise Troesch Brehm and was predeceased by three brothers, Fred, Lennie and John Brehm and her husband, Ronald E. Carrick on April 15, 1943.
She is survived by two daughters, Rilla (Raymond) Chappelear of Milford Center and Marjorie (Charles) Weaver of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Michael (Teresa) Chappelear and Diana Weaver of Westerville, Karen (Steve) Masters of Marysville, Debra (Robert) O'Donnell of Prospect, Lora (Robert) Chappelear Pearson of Upper Arlington, Bruce (Debra) Weaver of Hilliard and Lois Exline of Copley; seven great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Adam Masters, Shawn and Mollie O'Donnell, Raleigh and Gretchen Pearson and Travis weaver; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Selma Perdue of North Lewisburg; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home



KENNETH W. HARVEY
Kenneth W. Harvey, 79, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at his residence.
He was a farmer and a harness race horse driver and trainer for 32 years. He was also a concessionaire of K & M Pony Rides and Stagelines at Cedar Point and Ohio fairs for 20 years. He was a member of the Ridgeway United Methodist Church, Painter Creek Grange, U.S.T.A. and O.H.H.A.
He was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Hardin County to the late Paul and Bessie Hughes Harvey and was predeceased by two great-grandchildren and an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Dickinson Harvey whom he married July 2, 1944, in Kentucky; a son, Lonnie (Elaine) Harvey of Rushsylvania; three daughters, Melanie (Tony) Williams, Katie (Jim) Meddles of East Liberty and Melinda Bailey of Wooster; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Connolly of Mount Victory and Avonelle Martino of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home in Mount Victory. The Rev. Douglas Upton will officiate and burial will be at the Hale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or Tri Care Hospice


LEONA RUTH CLINE
Leona Ruth Cline, 91, of Marion died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marion.
She was born Nov. 22, 1909, in Prospect to the late Huey and Edna Mae Booth Kline and was predeceased by three brothers and six sisters. She married Kenneth Cline April 20, 1932, and he died in 1979.
She is survived by a brother, Huey (Pauline) Kline of Prospect; a sister, Lucille Wagner of Poway, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marion or Jehovah's Witnesses World Wide Work. Cards will be available at the funeral home

May 2001                                           

HILA RITCHIE
Hila Ritchie, 86, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, May 29, 2001.
She was a native of Pharisburg and had lived in Sacramento since 1951. She
was a member of the Sacramento Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edwin Ritchie, and is survived
by two sons, David of Los Angeles and Steve of Oakland; two grandsons,
William and Michael of Oakland; a special cousin, Frances Brown of
Sacramento; a brother, Delmas Clevenger of Marysville; and a sister-in-law,
Kathryn Clevenger of Pharisburg.
A private service will be held at East Lawn Mortuary in Sacramento June 11

MURRAY NEWTON SPECK
Murray Newton Speck, 75, of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, died suddenly
Thursday, May 24, 2001, at the Orillia Soldiers Memorial hospital in
Orillia, Ontario.
He had served honorably in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II
and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Post at Port Carling, Ontario.
He was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Port Carling to the late Newton Roy and
Crystal Speck and was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Dennis Speck in
November 1997 and an infant son, Gerald Murray Speck who died in January
1947 at the age of 5 months.
He is survived by four daughters, twins Carola (Denis) Anderson of San
Marcos, Calif., and Karen (Max) Amrine of Miford Center, Valerie (Ron)
Poulin of Richwood and Vickie (Ben) Standefer of West, Texas; two
granddaughters, Michelle Amrine of Marysville and Nicole (Amrine) Lietz of
Palatine, Ill.; two grandsons, Jamie and Robert Poulin of Richwood; a
great-grandson, Ryan Gallaspie (Michelle Amrine) of Marysville; five
additional grandchildren, Patricia, Kristina, Jacob and Katie Rose Brooks
and Alexis Standefer of West; a step-grandson, Wayne Anderson; and a
great-grandson, Joshua Mattew (Anderson) Ferri of San Marcos.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion of Port
Carling through the Max Amrine family



WILLIAM L. HICKOK
William L. Hickok, 95, of Marion died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Sunbridge
Care and Rehabilitation in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and prison guard at the Marion Correctional
Institution.
He was born Feb. 18, 1906, in Selma, Ind., to the late George and Allie Mae
Cary Hickok and was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Penn and Frieda
Liggett; a son, Jim Hickok; a granddaughter, Lisa Hickok; and a
daughter-in-law, Peggy Hickok.
He is survived by his wife, Zeta Sherwood Hickok whom he married Aug. 1,
1931, in Midland, Mich.; two sons, Ernest Hickok of Marion and William
Hickok of Ashland; a daughter, Mae (James) Schilling of Marion; two
brothers, Robert Hickok of Mount Gilead and Raymond Hickok of Magnetic
Springs; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. John Mayes 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 the American Heart Association. Cards
will be available at the funeral home

CAROL ANN REESE
Carol Ann Reese, 66, of Richwood died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County after a two-week illness,
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 18, 1935, in Marion to the late Mervin and Leona Wilson
Reece and was predeceased by two brothers, Glen Reece and Warren "Friday"
Reece.
She is survived by her husband, William Reese whom she married Oct. 8,
1955; three daughters, Karen (Michael) Boysel of Marysville; Christina
Reese of Bucyrus and Jacquelyn "Jackie" (John) Levingston of Richwood; four
grandchildren, Michael Boysel, Jason Boysel and Joshua Levingston of
Marysville and Brandon Crisp of Richwood; a brother, Jim Reece of Richwood;
and two sisters, Violet Howe of Upper Sandusky and Norma Edmunds of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney 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 American Cancer Society. Cards
will be available at the funeral home


VIRGINIA LEE MONROE

Virginia Lee Monroe, 84, of Marion died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Marion
General Hospital following a long illness.
She was a retired machine operator with International Paper Company at
Wooster where she worked for more than 25 years.
She was born April 20, 1917, in Richwood to the late Leo and Ruth Murphy
Rizor and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Diane Coleman and a sister,
Thelma Ross.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Marilyn) Ridge of West Mansfield; a
daughter, Pat Bauman of Santa Paula, Calif.; five grandchildren, including
Debbie Ridge of Marion and Brian Ridge and Ronnie (Susan) Ridge of West
Mansfield; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Betty) Rizor
of Sebring, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hathaway Cemetery
in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate. There will be
no calling hours.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield is handling
the arrangements

WALTER "PETE" DRAKE
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood for former Richwood physician Walter
"Pete" Drake.
Dr. Drake practiced in Richwood for 40 years, retiring with his wife
Barbara to Tucson, Ariz., in 1987. Barbara died in 1990 and he married Fran
Turci in 1993.
He was an integral community member, involved in various activities. He was
instrumental in the development of the Richwood Community Apartments, the
Richwood Civic Center, the consolidation of the school districts and the
athletic complex at North Union High School through his leadership in the
North Union Athletic Complex and the passing of school levies. Pete and
Barbara were very involved in quarter horses and he was co-founder of the
Ohio Quarter Horse Association, whose office is located in Richwood, and
the annual Ohio Quarter Horse Conference.
He is survived by his wife, Fran of Tucson; three sons, Kelly (Linda) Drake
of Atlanta, Ga., Tracy (Pam) Drake of Salem, Ohio, and Cody (Allison) Drake
of Stoneville, N.C.; stepdaughters, Patricia Ambrose of North Hollywood,
Calif., and Candice Turci of Vallejo, Calif.; granddaughters, Evin, Sarah,
Emily and Meredith Drake; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Following the memorial service at the funeral home, there will be a
gathering of friends and family at the new secretary's office at the
Richwood Fairgrounds


RALPH LEROY GORSUCH
Ralph LeRoy Gorsuch, 50, of Marysville died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in the
comfort of his own home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with
cancer.
He worked for more than 24 years as a motor assembler with Rail Products
International (RPI). A 1970 graduate of Westerville High School, he was a
member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene, the Street Elite Corvette
Club of Dublin, the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club and the MORKS Model
Airplane Club. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed deer hunting and was a car
show enthusiast.
He was born April 6, 1951, in Columbus to Ralph and Beatrice McDonald
Gorsuch and was predeceased by his mother Sept. 18, 1990.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 12 years, Kay Shirk Gorsuch whom he
married June 24, 1989, in Westerville; a daughter, Leigh Ann (Brian)
Reppart of Sunbury; two stepsons, Chad (Michelle) Worstell and Jason
Worstell of Marysville; a granddaughter, Ashley Worstell; his father of
Westerville; a sister, Linda (Larry Sr.) Williams of Johnstown; two
nephews, Larry (Crystal) Williams Jr. of Newark and Chad (Carrie) Williams
of Croton; his father- and mother-in-law, Ralph and Sara Shirk of
Marysville; a special aunt, Barbara Henry of Grove City; and other aunts
and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home in Marysville. The Rev. Paul Whiteford will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Jason Worstell, Larry Williams Sr., Larry Williams
Jr., Chad Williams, Gary Russell, Gary Parlette, Bill Groves and Bill
Janosick.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St.,
Marysville


HAROLD E. PITZER
Harold E. Pitzer, 79, of North Lewisburg died Monday, May 28, 2001, in
Columbus.
He retired from the city of Urbana and was a member of Trinity Chapel in
Milford Center.
He was born May 16, 1922, in Madison County to the late John and Della
Turner Pitzer and was predeceased by a sister, Wanda Beadle.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Burnside Pitzer; a daughter, Lorrie Boyd
of Urbana; two grandchildren, Jessica (Brad) Arn and Douglas (Angie) Boyd;
and a great-granddaughter, Macy Arn.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Chris Polley
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

SAMUEL B. SCOTT
Samuel B. Scott, 84, of Ostrander died Monday, May 21, 2001, at Delaware
Court Nursing Home in Delaware.
A retired farmer, he was a member of the Grange and Millcreek Baptist
Church in Ostrander.
He was born Oct. 1. 1916, in Taylor Township in Union County to the late
Samuel B. and Jenny Fergus Scott Sr. and was predeceased by his wife,
Florence G. Teets Scott on April 8, 1986.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Foor of Pataskala; two sons, Earl
D. (Donna) Scott of Marysville and J.R. (Julianne) Scott of Marquette,
Mich.; grandchildren, Troy (Martha), Teresa (Phil), Robert, Wanda, Joab
(Kelly) and Jenny (Chris); step-grandchildren, Alicia, Jim (Mary Pat),
Timothy (Diane) and Cindy; eight great-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John W. (Barbara) Scott of San Diego,
Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Rachel Teets of Magnetic Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Pat Bruce 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 Millcreek Baptist Church in care of
the funeral home

MARIBELLE NEWCOMER MILLER
Maribelle Newcomer Miller, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., and a longtime resident
of Marysville died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at her home.
She retired in 1981 after 20 years as an elementary school teacher for the
Marysville schools where she taught first grade and remedial reading at the
Edgewood, East and Raymond schools. She grew up in North Henderson, Ill.,
and graduated from Alexis High School. She received an associate degree
from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and a bachelor's degree in
education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 1943. She
began her teaching career in Bangor, Mich., and in Libertyville, Ill.,
before moving to Marysville.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville for 53
years where she served as elder, deacon and trustee and was a former Sunday
School teacher. She was a member of the Presbyterian Women and the former
Mr. and Mrs. Club and Quaintance Club. She was an affiliate member of
Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood where she sang in the choir,
served on the worship committee and was a cluster leader and friendship
caller.
She was a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter EA, the Aletheia Society and
the Windsor Singers and volunteered with Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
of Union County. As a young mother, she served as a Cub Scout den mother
and county chairperson for the Girl Scout cookie sale. A dedicated
grandmother, she followed and supported her grandchildren in school and
community activities, was a dedicated letter and note writer, visited shut
ins and traveled extensively with her husband throughout the world. She
focused her life around her family and her church.
She was born April 21, 1921, in Galesburg, Ill., to the late Ray Alexander
and Bess Ann Loveridge Newcomer and was predeceased by a brother, Ray A.
Newcomer Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Hubert James "Hubie" Miller
whom she married Dec. 28, 1946 at the Presbyterian Church in Alexis, Ill.;
a daughter, Jane (Gene) Mosier of Marysville; three sons, James Miller of
Cincinnati, John Miller of Barre, Mass., and Joseph Miller of Sarasota,
Fla.; three grandchildren, Stasia (Ray) Torres of New Port Richey, Fla.,
Andrew Mosier, a student at The Ohio State University, and Amy Mosier, a
student at Wittenberg University.
Private funeral services will be held for the family. Friends may call from
3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maribelle Miller memorial fund at
the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville or Loving Care hospice in care
of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


NORMAN H. "TOM" LANE
Norman H. "Tom" Lane, 85, of Hilliard died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at the
Chillicothe VA Hospital.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and the APWU. He was a 1934
graduate of North High School where he was a member of the Old North High
Club and the Polar Bear Alumni Association. He was a former well-known
athlete in baseball, basketball and football at the amateur and semi-pro
levels.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, serving in the
European Theatre and was a life member of DAV #3, American Legion #614, VFW
#3320 of Marysville and the 15th Air Force Association. He was a 50-year
member of Linden Lodge 637 F&AM and a member of Scottish Rite, OES #109,
Mount Olive Shrine, Hilliard Senior Center and Moose Lodge 2236.
He was predeceased by his mother, Gertrude N. Lane and brothers Lawrence
"Red" and William "Billy" Lane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Leora M. Lane of Upper
Arlington; a beloved son, Norman "Tom" (Dorothy) Lane of Upper Arlington;
precious grandchildren, Billy, Bobby and Jessica; brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; and nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends, comrades
and wives of the 20th Air Depot Group.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Schoedinger
Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, and burial will be at
Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday. Casual attire is requested.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilliard Senior Center, 3810
Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

CHARLES O. PIDCOCK
 Charles O. Pidcock, 72, of Marysville died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at his
home.
 He was a fish and tackle merchant and enjoyed his family and friends,
 playing his harmonica, dancing and taking long walks. He was a member of
 VFW post 3268 of Plain City.
 He was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Springfield to the late Olin E. and Sarah
 Ruth Roe Pidcock and was predeceased by his half-sister, Dorothy M. Roe.
 He is survived by a daughter, Kelly (Donald) Jones of Marysville; a son,
 Martin O. Pidcock of Springfield; two grandchildren, Jasmine (Rusty)
Fullon
 and Malia Pidcock of Springfield; two brothers, Clyde Pidcock of Hillsboro
 and Frank Pidcock of Troy; and a sister, Sarah Sparrow of St. Louis.
 The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate at graveside services to be held at
 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle. The
 Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


 CURTIS RAY WILLIAMSON
 Curtis Ray Williamson, 71, of Plain City died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at
 Doctor's Hospital West.
 He was retired as a group leader for Ranco Controls after 27 years of
 service and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of VFW
 Darby Post 3268 of Plain City and was past commander several times. He was
 District 11 commander in 1977-78, Past Seam Squirrel and a former member
of
 American Legion Post 248 of Plain City. He was a former Plain City Little
 League coach and Plain City Village Council member and was currently
active
 on the Plain City Zoning Board and Veterans Service Board of Madison
County.
 He was born Aug. 29, 1929, in Morgan Creek, Ky., to the late John and
 Martha Holley Williamson and was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond
 Williamson and John Junior Williamson and a sister, Daisy Hughes.
 He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Williamson whom he married Aug. 22,
 1956; three children, Jerry L. Williamson, Rita J. Williamson and Rick J.
 Williamson; two grandchildren, Kristina Leedy and John Leedy; a
 great-grandson, Tyler Leedy; two brothers, William (Phyllis) Williamson
and
 James "Nate" (Betty) Williamson; and a son-in-law, Daniel Leedy.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
 Home and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery where military services
 will be conducted. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday



 GLADYS MARIE JOHNSON NEILL
 Gladys Marie Johnson Neill, 74, of West Mansfield died Saturday, May 19,
 2001, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima following an eight-month illness.
 She formerly owned and operated the Family Restaurant in West Mansfield
and had worked as a waitress at Millie's Restaurant and the Lamplighter
 Restaurant in Marysville. She served as a cook for the YMCA of
 Bellefontaine and was a former employee of Essex Wire of Kenton. She
 enjoyed playing cards and especially enjoyed playing euchre at the Raymond
 VFW, the Prospect Senior Citizen Center and Bellefontaine Senior Citizen
 Center. She was devoted to her family and loved to spend time with her
 grandchildren.
 She was born March 23, 1927, the fifth of 10 children of the late Milford
 and Hazel Klaiber Johnson and was predeceased by a husband, Edward Arnett;
 three sisters, Vada Jaycox, Mary Shields and Dorcas Payne; and three
 brothers, John Johnson, Jim "Sonny" Johnson and Roy Lee Johnson.
 She is survived by her husband of nearly 46 years, Lewis Gerald Neill whom
 she married July 7, 1955; three sons, James (Rose) Large of Kenton, Ronald
 (Nancy) Large of Marion and Lewis Gerald (Becky) Neill Jr. of West
 Mansfield; two daughters, Jane Arnett Motter of Bellefontaine and Terry
 (Paul) Segner of Broadway; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two
 sisters, Pearl "Wilma" (Carl) Large Mohr of Marion and Ruby Belt of Xenia;
 a brother, Milford "Jr." Johnson of Xenia; and several nieces, nephews and
 in-laws.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
 Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Brad Cramer will officiate and
 burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
 Tuesday.
 Pall bearers will be Ronald Large Jr., James Large Jr., Chad Segner, Brian
 Neill, Clay Cook and Ray Payne


 FRED J. TERBRACK
 Fred J. Terbrack, age 67, of Olmstead Falls, Ohio died suddenly Thursday,
 May 17, 2001 following a heart condition at St. John West Shore Hospital
in
 Westlake, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Mr. Terbrack had been a resident of
 Olmstead Falls for the past 10 years. He was a self-employed painter,
 owning Fred's Painting and Wallpapering, retiring in 2000.
 Terbrack is survived by two daughters: Brenda L. Hein (husband late
Timothy
 G.) and Tory Palivoda (husband Paul J.), both of Marysville, four
 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.
 Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the Kacikek
 Funeral Home, 29060 Lorain Road, North Olmstead. Visitation will be held
 from 4-6 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment in
 Evergreen cemetery, Westlake, Ohio with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating.
 Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. John and West Shire Hospital
 Dialysis Unit, 2900 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.

 MAURICE A. HAMILTON
 Maurice A. Hamilton, age 64, of near Byhalia, died unexpectedly Thursday
 evening May 18, 2001 at his home.
 He was born Jan. 13, 1937 in Hardin County to the late Arnette and Ruth
 (Fisher) Hamilton.
 he was a lifelong farmer, a 1955 graduate of the Byhalia High School, had
 been in the Ohio National Guard and the Army Reserve. He enjoyed hunting,
 fishing and going to antique tractor shows.
 On Dec. 10, 1961 at the former Grace Chapel, he married Marylyn L. Fisher
 and she survives.
 Also surviving are two sons, David (Nancy) Hamilton, of Cygnet and Donald
 Hamilton of Richwood; three step-grandchildren, Dena Olson, Nick Lamb and
 Donna Lamb, one step-great-granddaughter, Sidney Marie Olson.
 Grave side funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the
 Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
 Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate. Memorial
 contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High
 St., Columbus, Ohio 43214

 WILLIAM E. SCHLEETER, JR.
 William E. 'Billy' Schleeter, Jr., 60, of Springettsbury Township, Pa.,
 died at 11:57 p.m. May 15, 2001 at his residence.
 He was a senior technical representative with United Defense for 33 years.
 He visited more than 44 countries during his career. He was also an
 employee of BMY, of Marysville for four years and a U.S. Army veteran.
 He attended Kreutz Creek Presbyterian Church. He was an avid model
 railroader, hunter and fisherman, was a past president of Riverside Acres
 Property Owners' Association, McVeytown, Mifflin County. He was a 1960
 graduate of Central York High School.
 Born Nov. 10, 1940, he was a son of the late William E. and Mary E. Bluste
 Schleeter, Sr.
 He leaves his wife, Cherie A. Navin Schleeter; a sister, Virginia K.
 Deardorff of York; two stepsons, Dirk Railsback of Raymond, and Rex
 Railsback of Lanexa, Kansas; five step-grandchildren, a
 step-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.
 Viewing is 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Workinger-Semmel Funeral Home and
 Crematorium, 849 E. Market St., York, Pa., with services to follow at 10
 a.m., the Rev. John W. Anderson officiating. Burial is in Mount Rose
 Cemetery.
 Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 924-N
 Colonial Ave., York, Pa., 17403 or to the building fund of Kreutz Creek
 Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 6126, Hellam, Pa., 17406


 WILLIAM R. 'BILL' FLECK
 William R. 'Bill' Fleck, 68, of St. Mary's, Ohio, formerly of Fulton
 County, died on May 18, 2001, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb.
 13, 1933 in Metamora, Ohio to the late Edward and Mildred (Bates) Fleck.
 he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeannette (Rowland) Fleck,
 daughters Julie Kale and Linda (Bob) Schwyn, all of Marysville, Shari
 (Roger) Gallup of Lyons; sister Marilyn Eisley; brother Duane Fleck and
 seven grandchildren.
 Visitation will be in the Biehl-Malone Funeral Home, Swanton, from 2-7
p.m.
 Sunday, with funeral services from the mortuary at 11 a.m. Monday with the
 Rev. Robert Metheny officiating. Burial in Amboy Township Cemetery.
 Donations may be made to Escuela El Sembrador, Donald Hawk or Loving Care
 Hospice


 MARY ELIZABETH SMITH KING

 Mary Elizabeth Smith King, 86, of Zanesfield, died Thursday evening May
17,
 2001 in the Intensive Care Unite of Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine
 after a two-day illness.
 She was born June 1, 1914 in Marmon Valley near Zanesfield where she spent
 her life. She is preceded in death by her parents Chester and Margaret
 (Reames) Campbell; one brother William Campbell; two who husbands James C.
 Smith whom she married in 1931 and who died in 1975 and Paul King who died
 in 1979.
 She was a longtime member of the Goshen Friends Church and the Zanesfield
 Chamber of Commerce. She enjoyed being outdoors, working in her flower and
 vegetable garden, doing needlework and especially enjoyed feeding birds
and
 animals.
 She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Dana and Donna Smith, West
 Mansfield; a daughter Donna Elaine Stanforth, Rochester, N.Y., eight
 grandchildren, Lauren and Joel Stanforth, of New York, Adam Stanforth of
 Rhode Island, Lisa (Lane) Philpott of Fredericktown, Lynn (Amy) Smith,
West
 Mansfield, Tim (Rachel) Smith North Fairfield, Terri (Kenneth) Gravatt,
 Richwood, Mark (Julia) Smith, West Mansfield; 11 great-grandchildren; one
 sister, Doris Vance of Everett, Wash.; one brother, Homer (Betty) Taylor,
 Zanesfield; and a sister-in-law Reva Campbell, Bellefontaine.
 Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Goshen Friends
 Church, Zanesfield with the Rev. Bruce Bell officiating. Interment will be
 at Marmon Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the
 Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Contributions may
 be made to the Goshen Friends Church in Mary's honor


 MARIBELLE NEWCOMER MILLER
 Maribelle Newcomer Miller, 80, of Bradenton, Fla., and a longtime resident
 of Marysville died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at her home.
 She retired in 1981 after 20 years as an elementary school teacher in the
 Marysville schools. She is survived by her husband, Hubert "Hubie" Miller.
 Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

ELDEN L. "WIMPY" DUNHAM
Elden L. "Wimpy" Dunham, 82, of Gahanna, formerly of Milford Center, died
Friday, May 18, 2001, at Kobacker House in Columbus.
He retired after 28 years of service with International Harvester
(Navistar) of Springfield and was a member of the Milford Center United
methodist Church and the American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II as an aviation chief machinist's mate. He was very active in
the Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts and Explorer Scouts and was a past president of
the Milford Center Lions Club.
He was born June 26, 1918, in Champaign County to the late Ira and Ella
Lane Dunham and was predeceased by eight brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Phoebe Ellen Goodfellow Dunham whom he married
Aug. 30, 1941; four children, Phoebe Ann (David) Burns of Plain City, John
Elden (Janet) Dunham of Powell, Mary Ruth (Robert) Cilles of Wheeling,
W.Va., and Jay Leonard (Lynn) Dunham of Pataskala; three grandchildren,
Jeremy, Tyler and Lauryn Dunham; step-grandchildren, Krista (John) Reed of
Wildwood, Mo., Brian (Barb) Burns of Milford Center and Karla (Jeff)
Mitchell of Plain City; great-step-grandchildren, Sarah, Leah and Hannah
Burns, Amber and Coleman Mitchell; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. A very special and old friend, the Rev.
James Dickey will officiate with the assistance of the Rev. Larry Poling
and burial will be at the South Vienna Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to
8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Riverside/Grant Hospitals
in Columbus or the American Cancer Society

KENNETH EDWARD "KENNY" MATHEWS
 Kenneth Edward "Kenny" Mathews, 47, of Richwood, formerly of North
Lewisburg, died accidentally Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at his home.
 He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post
 79 and VFW Post 870 in Richwood. He was a loving father and his hobbies
 included collecting and making T-shirts and the restoration of classic
cars.
 He was born June 23, 1953, in Columbus and was predeceased by his father,
 Charles Mathews; an infant son, Kenneth Jr. "L'il Kenny;" and his maternal
 grandparents, Otmer and Flonnie Spears.
 He is survived by his mother, Vesta (Gene) Murphy of Marysville; his wife
 of 25 years, Teresa Algoe Mathews of North Lewisburg; five children,
 Nichole (Nicholas Florkowski) Mathews of Middleburg, Tricia (Jason
 Pinkerman) Mathews of North Lewisburg, Laura Mathews of Bellefontaine and
 Nicholas and Dustin Mathews both of the home in North Lewisburg; a sister,
 Cheryl (Ben) Reynolds of Columbus; three brothers, Michael Mathews of
 Columbus, Robert Mathews of Ostrander and Gerald (Catherine) Mathews of
the
 United Kingdom; three brothers-in-law, Tex (Tammy) Algoe of Florida, Jerry
 (Tammy) Algoe of Columbus and Timothy (Holly) Algoe of Grove City; his
 mother-in-law, Shirlean Algoe of North Lewisburg; good friends, Roger
 Schilling and Kenny Jones; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
 cousins.
 Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral
 Home. The Rev. Roger Childers will officiate. Friends may call from 2 p.m.
 until the time of the service.
 Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

 ERMA A. CARLISLE
 Erma A. Carlisle, 101, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, after a
 long illness.
 She was a homemaker who with her husband moved from Cleveland in 1947 to
 their farm on Watkins Road where she lived until moving to her current
home on South Cherry Street in 1968. She was a charter member of the
Evangelical
 Friends Church and she loved her Lord. She enjoyed vegetable and flower
 gardening.
 She was born March 10, 1900, in Hollywood, W.Va., to the late John W. and
 Lelia McMann Reed and was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters and in
 1981 by her son, Garland Carlisle.
 She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Virginia Carlisle of El Segundo,
 Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Reed of Plain City and Wilburna
 Carlisle of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
 Funeral Home. The Revs. Glenn Althouse and P. Edward Vinson will officiate
 and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
 p.m. Thursday.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends
 Church, 16435 Square Drive, Marysville, or Loving Care hospice, 113 S.
Main St., Marysville. Cards will be available at the funeral home

 

ERMA A. CARLISLE
Erma A. Carlisle, 101, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, after a
long illness.
She was a homemaker who with her husband moved from Cleveland in 1947 to
their farm on Watkins Road where she lived until moving to her current home
on South Cherry Street in 1968. She was a charter member of the Evangelical
Friends Church and she loved her Lord. She enjoyed vegetable and flower
gardening.
She was born March 10, 1900, in Hollywood, W.Va., to the late John W. and
Lelia McMann Reed and was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Reed and in 1981
by her son, Garland Carlisle.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Virginia Carlisle of El Segundo,
Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn Reed of Plain City and Wilburna
Carlisle of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Revs. Glenn Althouse and P. Edward Vinson will officiate
and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends
Church, 16435 Square Drive, Marysville, or Loving Care hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville. Cards will be available at the funeral home





MERELE ANNE WARD KELLER
Merele Anne Ward Keller, 61, of Marysville, formerly of Dublin, died
Saturday, May 12, 2001, at her residence.
She was retired from Ameritech as an engineering specialist and began her
telephone company career as an operator with Ohio Bell in the 1970s. She
was a 1958 graduate of East High School in Columbus. Following retirement,
she worked as a cosmetics clerk at Marshall Field department store and as
assistant manager at Wild Flowers gift boutique in Marysville. She was a
gift shop volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County and enjoyed
shopping for bargains. She was a loving and dedicated foster grandmother
and enjoyed the ocean, family gatherings, decorating for Christmas and
helping as a docent for the tour of homes.
She was born March 21, 1940, in Spartanburg, S.C., and was predeceased by
her father, Jerry Ward.
She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Singer of Battle Creek, Mich.; her
husband of 43 years, Jerome Leon Keller whom she married March 15, 1958, in
Columbus; two daughters, Julie (Todd) Dickson of Pataskala and Lorelei
Keller of Marysville; a son, Todd Keller of Columbus; five grandchildren,
Sarah, Brittany, Tracy and Ashley Dickson and Alyssa Keller; a sister,
Brenda (Willie) Lowe of Berea, Ky.; three brothers, James and Robert Ward
and Bill Singer; and sever nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at New Song Community
Church, 13873 National Road (Main St.), Reynoldsburg. The Rev. Kelly
Linhart will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St.,
Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com





WILMA ANN WALLACE
 Wilma Ann Wallace, 85, formerly of London, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at
 Milcrest Nursing Center.
 She was a member of the Berean Bible Church in Dublin and the Kings
 Daughters. She worked with the Watkins School PTO for many years and
 enjoyed her family and cooking.
 She was born April 7, 1916, in Madison County to the late Thomas Henry and
 Dora Lucille Duffey Eades and was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Lucille
 Brill; a great-grandson, Nicholas Gibson; and in 1978 by her husband, Paul
 Wallace.
 She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Dorence) Rausch of Marysville; four
 sons, Richard E. "Dick" Wallace, Donald P. (Bonnie) Wallace, Robert Lee
 "Bob" Wallace and William H. "Bill" Wallace of Marysville; grandchildren,
 Tina, Betty Ann, Dee Ann, Dickie, Joyce, Mike, Paula, Donnie, Lori, Allen,
 Chris, Misty, Robbie, Jenny, Danica and Crystal; 18 great-grandchildren; a
 sister, Mary Ethel Anderson of new Carlisle; a brother, William T. "Bill"
 (Ruth) Eades of London; a sister-in-law, Alice "Bernice" King of
 Springfield; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rader-Lynch and
 Dodds Funeral Home in London. Pastor Roger Vogel will officiate and burial
 will be at the Paint Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
 Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville and from 6 to 8 p.m.
 Wednesday at Rader-Lynch and Dodds.
 Pall bearers will be her grandsons.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Bible Church in Dublin

 HAROLD W. HICKMAN
 Harold W. Hickman, 88, of Mount Victory died Monday, May 14, 2001, of an
 apparent heart attack while operating the riding lawn mower at his home.
 He was a retired farmer in Hale Township, Hardin County and had lived on
 the farm on which he died since 1938. In the 1930s and 1940s he raised
 Chester white hogs which he showed at fairs throughout the East. He was
 active in the Mount Victory Lions Club and the Mount Victory Volunteer
Fire Department. Although he and his wife had no children, many nieces and
 nephews and family friends enjoyed many hours at the Hickman home.
 He was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Marion County to the late Irven Tilden and
 Mary Alice Baker Hickman and was predeceased by a brother, Clifford.
 He is survived by his wife, Ruth F. Blue Hickman whom he married April 25,
 1936, in Greenup, Ky.; and a sister, Vera Barnard of Marion.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. The Rev. John Gray will officiate and burial will be at
 the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Southeast Hardin E.M.T. or the
 Mount Victory United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home

JAN EVA KELLY MICHAEL
Jan Eva Kelly Michael, 70, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Thursday, May 10, 2001, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She retired in 1992 as head cook at Raymond Elementary School where she
worked for 16 years. Prior to her work for the Marysville schools, she was
a school cook at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. A homemaker and loving
grandmother, she enjoyed caring for her vegetable and flower gardens and
liked ceramics.
She was born May 14, 1930, in Waynesboro, Miss., to the late Isaac A. and
Jewel Roberson Kelly and was predeceased by a brother, Tony Kelly.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald H. Michael whom she
married Jan. 4, 1954, at Bunker Hill, Ind.; two daughters, Nita (Russ)
Huffman of Marysville and Samantha (Tom) Parry of Medina; three
grandchildren, Jeannette (Jason) Segner and Julie Huffman of Marysville and
Michael Parry of Medina; a sister, Joyce Dean of Alabama; sisters-in-law,
Helon Kelly of Alabama, Arlene (Jack) Wilson of Laurelville and Elaine
(Charles) Diehl of Florida; brothers-in-law, Larry (Bette) Michael of
Raymond and Glen (Maggie) Michael of South Carolina; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. David Hubert will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Riverside in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT DALE KASPER
Robert Dale Kasper, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
He was a retired carpenter and formerly worked for the Scott's Company. He
was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, graduated from Jerome High
School and attended vocational school. He was a decorated veteran of World
War II, serving with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater, and was a
life member of the Purple Heart Association, the DAV, American Legion Post
3320 and the Marion 40 et 8. He was a member of the Good Sam Club and the
8th Air Force Historical Society and was a past Chef de Gare of the 40 et
8. He especially enjoyed watching the wildlife near his home in Florida.
He was born June 12, 1922, in Marysville to the late Walter G. and Frances
Ell Kasper. He married Eloise McAdow Dec. 19, 1943, and she died Nov. 14,
1972.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 26 years, Gwendolyn B. Bochard
McKinney Kasper whom he married June 8, 1975, at the Mount Sterling United
Methodist Church; two sons, Larry D. (Karen) Kasper of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
and Dennis L. (Denise) Kasper of Marysville; a stepson, Jackie Lee (Kyoko)
McKinney of Chillicothe; six grandchildren, Melanie, Chad and Wendy Kasper,
Christy Lee McKinney, Cindy Sue Morrison and Bruce Jackson; four
great-grandchildren; a brother, Loren (Betty) Kasper of Marysville; and a
sister-in-law, Glenna Merle Sells of Port Charlotte.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery where the Union County Veterans Association will conduct
full military honors. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home West Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home



JAN EVA KELLY MICHAEL
Jan Eva Kelly Michael, 70, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Thursday, May 10, 2001, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She retired in 1992 as head cook at Raymond Elementary School where she
worked for 16 years. Prior to her work for the Marysville schools, she was
a school cook at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. A homemaker and loving
grandmother, she enjoyed caring for her vegetable and flower gardens and
liked ceramics.
She was born May 14, 1930, in Waynesboro, Miss., to the late Isaac A. and
Jewel Roberson Kelly and was predeceased by a brother, Tony Kelly.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald H. Michael whom she
married Jan. 4, 1954, at Bunker Hill, Ind.; two daughters, Nita (Russ)
Huffman of Marysville and Samantha (Tom) Parry of Medina; three
grandchildren, Jeannette (Jason) Segner and Julie Huffman of Marysville and
Michael Parry of Medina; a sister, Joyce Dean of Alabama; sisters-in-law,
Helon Kelly of Alabama, Arlene (Jack) Wilson of Laurelville and Elaine
(Charles) Diehl of Florida; brothers-in-law, Larry (Bette) Michael of
Raymond and Glen (Maggie) Michael of South Carolina; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. David Hubert will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Riverside/Grant in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.



CHARLES DAVID "DAVE" DYER
Charles David "Dave" Dyer, 78, of Marysville died Thursday, May 10, 2001,
in the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by his
family following a long illness.
A retired research chemist, he worked for several Nestle's locations over
the course of 27 years and had previously worked for the A&P Company,
formerly Quaker Maid, in Terre Haute, Ind., for 20 years. He was a member
of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and was a 20-year member of
the Marysville Lions Club and the Terre Haute Elks Club.
He graduated from Bloomington High School and DePauw University in
Greencastle, Ind., and was a U.S. veteran of World War II as a Navy
lieutenant junior grade. He enjoyed collecting cameras, reading, climbing
mountains and vacationing with his family in Estes Park, Colo. Upon
retirement, he passionately bought, sold and collected used and rare books
on mountain and arctic regions.
He was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Carthage, Ind., the middle son of the late
Everette and Estella Dayhouf Dyer.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years Edith Flowers Dyer to whom
he was married Oct. 10, 1950, at Centenary Methodist Church in Terre Haute,
Ind., by the Rev. Samuel Carruth; a son, Greg (Hope) Dyer of Wooster; three
daughters, Janet (Mark) Ebersold of York, S.C., and Carol (David) Diehl and
Judy (Tim) Rubadue of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Logan, Brenton and
Blair Ebersold, Danielle and Omar Diehl and Christopher, Allison and
Benjamin Rubadue; two brothers, Lloyd (Ann) Dyer of Bethesda, Md., and Paul
Dyer of Brewster, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Leukemia Society of
America in care of the funeral home

JAN EVA KELLY MICHAEL
Jan Eva Kelly Michael, 70, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Thursday, May 10, 2001, at her home, surrounded by her family.
She retired in 1992 as head cook at Raymond Elementary School where she
worked for 16 years. Prior to her work for the Marysville schools, she was
a school cook at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. A homemaker and loving
grandmother, she enjoyed caring for her vegetable and flower gardens and
liked ceramics.
She was born May 14, 1930, in Waynesboro, Miss., to the late Isaac A. and
Jewel Roberson Kelly and was predeceased by a brother, Tony Kelly.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald H. Michael whom she
married Jan. 4, 1954, at Bunker Hill, Ind.; two daughters, Nita (Russ)
Huffman of Marysville and Samantha (Tom) Parry of Medina; three
grandchildren, Jeannette (Jason) Segner and Julie Huffman of Marysville and
Michael Parry of Medina; a sister, Joyce Dean of Alabama; sisters-in-law,
Helon Kelly of Alabama, Arlene (Jack) Wilson of Laurelville and Elaine
(Charles) Diehl of Florida; brothers-in-law, Larry (Bette) Michael of
Raymond and Glen (Maggie) Michael of South Carolina; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. David Hubert will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Riverside in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT DALE KASPER
Robert Dale Kasper, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.



CHARLES "DAVE" DYER
Charles "Dave" Dyer, 78, of Marysville died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He is survived by his wife, Edith.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

EDWARD EUGENE MILLS
Edward Eugene Mills, 71, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Ohio State University Medical
Center after suffering a massive stroke at home Sunday.
He retired in 1992 from Denison Hydraulics as a maintenance electrician and
had formerly worked at the Scotts Company and Eljer Plumbingware. He was a
member of Resurrection Mt. Foursquare Gospel Church where he served as a
greeter. He was a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School and was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean War. A loving husband and devoted father who was fond
of his grandchildren, he took pride in his lawn. He loved to travel and his
favorite trips were in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia and
Tennessee.
He was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Columbus to the late Clarence and Mae Benson
Mills and was predeceased by a sister, Betty Jean.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Kinniard Mills whom he married June
26, 1954, in Lansing, Ohio; a son, Michael Eugene Mills of Marysville; a
daughter, Debbie (Harold) Neate of Marysville; two grandchildren, Josh and
Hannah Neate; five brothers-in-law, Billy (Marie), Marvin (Dorothy), Johnny
(Joyce), Jim (Darlene) and Larry (Sally Kinniard; three sisters-in-law,
Betty Newell, Erma Zochok and June Kinniard; an uncle, Clarence Benson; and
many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Hensley will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Military Funeral honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com



RICHARD L. BARRY
Richard L. Barry, 74, of York Center died Sunday, May 6, 2001, after a
brief illness.
He retired in 1990 from the L.G. Rockhold & Sons Stone Quarry in York
Center after 30 years of service. He was a 1944 graduate of Marysville High
School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a small plane pilot
and enjoyed fishing and reading.
He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Paris Township to the late Denver and Fannie
Turner Barry and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a brother, Robert M. Barry of Middleburg; seven sisters,
Mary (Howard) Rockhold of York Center, Janice Porter of Florida, Kathryn
Simpson and Beth Blumenschein of Marysville, Anita Sturgeon of Mount Vernon
and Betty Putch and Agnes Collins of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and
nephews, including a special nephew, James D. Barry of Reynoldsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. John Groat will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday


SAVANNAH NATALIE HEBERT HUNT
Savannah Natalie Hebert Hunt, 72, of Dublin died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was an original employee of Westinghouse of Columbus, working there for
more than 25 years until her retirement. Her life enjoyment was her
husband, children and grandchildren and her hobby of gardening. She
attended Calvary Apostolic Church much of her life and in later years
attended Healing Waters Cathedral of Delaware. She had lived in Dublin
since 1962,
She was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Columbus to the late Henry Joseph and
Savannah May Eaton Hebert and was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Eugene
Hebert and a sister, Louise Hebert Miller. She married Walter E. Hunt Oct.
25, 1947, and he died in 1997 after 49 years of marriage.
She is survived by two daughters, Leslie Cheryl (Mark) Inscho of Marengo
and Dianna Lynne (Gary) Whitt of Coshocton; two sons, Walter E. Hunt II of
Dublin and Dana Andrew (Jacquelyn) Hunt of London; 10 grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Samuel R.
(Patricia) Hebert and Michael (Barbara) Hebert of Columbus and Lemuel
Rolland (Sandra) Hebert of Powell; a sister, Faith Elizabeth (Rodney) Opp
of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and Vickie and TC of Columbus Home Health Care and
the oncology nurses of Riverside Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017



MARVIN "LUCKY" COLLIER
Marvin "Lucky" Collier, 75, of Woodstock died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at his
residence.
He was an employee of Navistar International for the past 57 years. He
attended Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of UAW Local
402. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was born April 26, 1926, in Paintsville, Ky., to Oscar and Clara Woods
Collier Sr. and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Mechanicsburg; his wife Linda Haynes
Collier; seven children Richard (Karen) Collier of Marysville, John Collier
of Summer, Ga., Debra Sigmon of Georgia, Brenda (Roger) Brannon of
Springfield, Peggy Collier of Huntington Beach, Calif., Phillip (Jackie)
Collier of Springfield and Jimmy (Tammy) Haynes of Lakeview; six sisters
and brothers, Dorothy Dobbins of Marysville, Oscar Collier Jr. of Columbus,
Mildred Wallace of Mechanicsburg, Barbara Moore of West Liberty and Marilyn
Wyatt and Donald Collier of Mechanicsburg; 13 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Don Hix will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.

EDITH M. "BABE" OSBORNE
Edith M. "Babe" Osborne, 91, of Richwood, formerly of the Covington, Ky.,
area, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a former grocery store owner in Covington and had attended Emanuel
Lutheran Church in Marion.
She was born June 19, 1909, in Marion to the late Simon Peter and Mary
Siders Keener and was predeceased by two brothers, George W. Keener and
Francis E. Keener; three sisters, Grace M. Hearn, Mary E. Hatcher and Ethel
Kuhn; and in July 1971 by her husband, Hobert Osborne.
She is survived by two sisters, June Keener of Marion and Donna Holt of
Richwood; 19 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews and
great-great-nieces and -nephews.
The Rev. J. Weston Jones officiated at funeral services which were held
today at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at the Highland Cemetery in Covington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455
N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements



RICHARD BARRY
Richard Barry, 74, of York Center died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at his home
after a brief illness.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home




EDWARD E. MILLS
Edward E. Mills, 71, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Monday, May 7,
2001, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home


BARBARA JEAN "BARBIE" PHILLIPS
Barbara Jean "Barbie" Phillips, of Marysville died Saturday, May 5, 2001,
at Heartland of Marysville after a long illness.
She was a homemaker and she and her husband served as foster parents to
several children throughout the years. They were members of the Union
County Foster Parents Association and were named Ohio State Foster Parents
of the Year in the early 1980s. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano
and collecting antiques and dolls.
She was born July 14, 1939, in Columbus to the late Gene and Ada "Ducky"
Yinger Stinson.
She is survived by her husband, John "Jack" Phillips of Marysville; a
daughter, Brenda Lee (Ralph) Mason of Powell; two sons, John Phillips and
David (Lisa) Phillips of Marysville; six grandchildren, John Phillips III,
Christopher, Matthew and Kathrina Mason and Lindsey and Ryan Phillips;
three sisters, Uleta (James) Moore of Glouster, Cherie (Rich) Lent of
Jacksonville and Nora Lacy of Silver City, N.M.; four brothers, Tom (Pat)
Stinson and Geno (Jenny) Stinson of Columbus, Bob (Amy) Stinson of
Rushville and Richard (Lesie) Stinson of East Liverpool; and numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate at funeral services which will be
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Monsignor F.
Thomas Gallen of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Corning will officiate at
graveside services at 3:30 p.m. at Maple Wood Cemetery in Glouster. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Foster Friends, 703 E. Fifth St.,
Marysville

 

Raymond Lane
Raymond Lane, 84, of West Mansfield, died Friday, May 4, 2001 in the
intensive care unit of Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine following a
short illness.
He was a retired farmer and cattle buyer and had traveled extensively
throughout the Carolina's and Texas purchasing cattle. He was a member of
the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, the West Mansfield Conservation
Club, the Bellefontaine Elks #132, a former member of the West Mansfield
Lions Club and was a morning regular at Main Street. An avid sports fan, he
especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren's teams.
He was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Columbus to the late William F. and Mary Jane
Kolwitz Lane. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ellen Lane, a
sister, Ellen Henry, three brothers, Harley, Frank and Danny and a
grandson-in-law, Trell Hall.
He is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Janet Bowers Lane, whom
he married on Feb. 20, 1942, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in
Columbus; a daughter, Shirley (Wendell) Connolly of West Mansfield; a son,
Dennis Ray (Marcia) Lane of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Michael
(Angie) Alspaugh, James Alspaugh, Jennifer Hall, Ryan Lane and Carrie Lane;
three great-grandchildren, Jacob Hall, Reiss Hall and Jenna Alspaugh; a
brother, Roy (Hazel) Lane of Belle Center and several nieces, nephews and
friends.
Services will he held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and
burial will take place at the Greenlawn Cemetery in West Mansfield. Friends
may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West
Mansfield Conservation Club care of the funeral home



WANDA LOU KNOX ARTHUR
Wanda Lou Knox Arthur, 59, of North Lewisburg died Wednesday, May 2, 2001,
at The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus following a four-month battle with
cancer.
She diligently worked alongside her husband for more than 20 years while he
owned and operated Berry Excavating in Springfield. She formerly attended
the Springfield Central United Methodist Church and was a member of the VFW
3320 Auxiliary in Marysville. She was a faithful supporter of the causes of
the Freedom Road Community Center, enjoyed playing bingo and was always
willing to help a friend in need. She had lived in Springfield and
Marysville.
She was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Mechanicsburg, the 12th of 16 children of
the late Calvin and Alberta Shurte Knox and was predeceased by two sisters,
Rose Fox and Mildred Knox; six brothers, Thomas, Calvin Jr., William,
James, John and Ronald Knox; and her husband, C. Thomas "Tom" Arthur whom
she married Nov. 23, 1966.
She is survived by a son, Tim Knox of North Lewisburg; a daughter and her
fiance, Toni Arthur and David Layne Jr. of Springfield; two grandsons,
Ronald William "R.B." Knox and Nicholas Knox; five sisters, Annabelle
Stokes, Marilyn Moore and Lea (Steve) Boyer of North Lewisburg, Linda Legge
of Sidney and Marlea Tatman of Milford Center; two brothers, Russell (Joan)
Knox of North Lewisburg and Donald (Goldie) Knox of Marysville; and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturday. A fellowship luncheon for family and friends at the North
Lewisburg Municipal Building will follow the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital, 300 W.
10th Ave., B-13-4-459, Columbus, Ohio 43210

IRIS ROSE WILCOX
Iris Rose Wilcox, 82, of Plain City died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at her home.
She was retired from the medical records department at Memorial Hospital of
Union County. She was a member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church where
she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and sponsored the Junior High
Youth Fellowship. She was a member of the Plain City Women's Club and Ivory
Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons and served as a volunteer at
Memorial Hospital for 17 years.
She was a past member of the Open Path Garden Club, the Board of Trustees
of the Madison County Hospital and the Village Swimming Pool Board. She was
a member of the State and National Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary and
served as treasurer and vice president. For a period of time, she was a
writer for the Marysville Tribune.
She was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Union County to the late Sam and Ella Lamb
Hennis and was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Cameron; and two brothers,
George Hennis and Earl Hennis.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harold Wilcox; two daughters,
Karen (Jay) Straley of Plain City and Linda Messina of Columbus; a son,
John (Janice) Wilcox of Hilliard; eight grandchildren, Brook Messina of
Atlanta, Ga., Tobi (David) Wood of Worthington, Roseann (Jerry) Wholaver,
Cheryl (Mike) Rex and Jason (Kristie) Straley of Plain City and Jared
Wilcox, Nathan Wilcox and Lyndsey Wilcox of Hilliard; 12
great-grandchildren, Miranda, Ciara and Dylan Wholaver, Alexandra, Michael,
Nathan and Megan Wood, Madison Messina and Vanessa and Kayla Straley; a
brother, Ed Hennis; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church. The Revs. David Redding and Don Hilkerbaumer will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the International
Order of Kings Daughters and Sons, Ohio Branch, c/o Karen Straley, 7415
Lucas Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064, or Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43214-3998

June 2001                                         

Herthel Warren Jenkins
Herthel Warren Jenkins, 80, of Bellefontaine, died surrounded by his family
and friends Thursday, June 28, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures after
an extended illness.
He retired from Penn Central Railroad, formerly New York Central and
currently Conrail, in 1980 after 34 years of service as an engineer. He was
a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army in the European
Theatre. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and traveling to Las
Vegas.
He was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Middlepoint to the late Francis Charles and
Lenora Isabelle Horn Jenkins. He married Alice Virginia Burkhammer on Oct.
12, 1949, in Bellefontaine. They divorced in 1955 yet remained very close
friends throughout the years. She survives.
He is survived by two daughters: Sandra (William) Jordan, of Kenton; and
Joyce (Michael) Barthhauer, of Quincy; a son: Charles (Ritsuko) Jenkins, of
West Mansfield; eight grandchildren: Melany (Jed) Ramge; Patrick (Nicole)
Gates; Virginia and Lucinda Jordan; Jennifer (Bart) Rogers; Jeremy (Lynda)
Barthauer and Kassandra and Clinton Jenkins; seven great-grandchildren; two
sisters: Louise (Audleigh) Purdin, of Bellefontaine; and Meredith Stevens,
of Columbus; and a brother: Norman (Betty Jenkins, of Australia.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. A.W.
Purdin, brother-in-law of the deceased, will officiate and private
graveside services will be held at the Huntsville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at
Green Pastures, 390 Gables Drive, Marysville, Oh. 43040

GWENDOLYN BEATRICE "DODY" UFFERMAN
Gwendolyn Beatrice "Dody" Ufferman, 85, of Delaware died Thursday, June 28,
2001, at her residence.
She was a lifelong resident of Delaware and a 22-year employee of Ranco.
She was a member of the VFW and the Moose Lodge and enjoyed vacationing in
Florida.
She was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Powell to the late Walter I. and Eliza V.
Hall Weaver and was predeceased by a sister, Lillie E. Smith; two brothers,
Parry W. Weaver and Dalton E. Weaver; and in 1981 by her husband, Francis
W. Ufferman.
She is survived by two sons, Gene (Carol) Ufferman of Marysville and Gary
Lee (Cindy A.) Ufferman of Columbus; three grandchildren, Brent Allen
(Elisa) Ufferman of Marysville, Christine (Brian) Book of Delaware and
Aaron (Patricia) Ufferman of Columbus; four great-grandchildren, Rebecca,
Nicholas, Noel and Veronica; a sister, Minerva (Robert) Gardner of
Delaware; and a longtime companion, Robert McDonnell of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Don Bakenship will officiate and burial
will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 Central Ave.,
Delaware.
Condolences may be made to www.bennettbrownrodman.com


HERTHEL W. JENKINS

Herthel W. Jenkins, 80, of Bellefontaine died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield
 

SHIRLEY A SPRINKLE
 Shirley A. Sprinkle, 59, of North Lewisburg died Tuesday, June 26 2001, at
 the Ohio State University Medical Center.
 She was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Clark County and was predeceased by her
 father, Jack Bowman; a sister, Pamela Stocker; and a brother, Jack Bowman
 Jr.
 She is survived by her mother, Hannah Knisley Stocker of Circleville; her
 husband, Gene Sprinkle whom she married May 27, 1960; a son, Donald J.
 (Lena) Sprinkle of Seattle, Wash.; a grandchild; a sister, Mary Luckhart;
 and a brother, Robert Bowman.
 Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
 Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Ralph Hucks
 will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday


 BETTY ANN SCHOONMAKER MORTON
 Betty Ann Schoonmaker Morton, 69, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., formerly of
 Marysville, died Saturday, June 23, 2001.
 She attended high school in Haverstraw, N.Y., and received a bachelor of
 science degree in education and a master of science degree in special
 education from Syracuse University. Visually impaired from birth due to
 retinitis pigmentosa, she became the first blind elementary public school
 teacher in New York. She moved to Marysville in 1974 and was a volunteer
 for the American Cancer Society and was one of the founders of S.E.R.V.E.,
 the first volunteer agency in the county to respond to the needs of people
 who are visually impaired.
 When the family relocated to Rochester, N.Y., in 1982, she became program
 director of To Reach and Inform About Developmental Disabilities, a
 community education program designed to increase awareness, understanding
 and acceptance of people with disabilities. She later joined the
 Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired as manager of consumer
 affairs.
 She never considered blindness to be a tragedy in her life. Believing that
 it is not what we don't have that matters but what we have and what we do
 with it that counts, she became a sought-after public speaker. A survivor
 of breast cancer at 36, she expanded her public speaking to include "Why
 Not Me," an inspirational message sharing her thoughts about living with
 cancer. Convinced that life could be entirely too serious, she presented
 programs on humor as the best medicine.
 After retiring in 1997, she turned her efforts to writing and was a member
 of the Plateau Writers Group in Fairfield Glade. She was also a member of
 Gamma Phi Beta sorority and P.E.O.
 She was born in Newburgh, N.Y., to the late Harriet and DuBois Schoonmaker
 and is survived by her husband, Jack T. Morton whom she married on
 graduation day in 1954; a daughter, Ann L. Nichols of Fairport, N.Y.; and
a granddaughter.
 Memorial services will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church and at
 Mountain Rise UCC in Fairport, N.Y.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, local
 hospice organizations of the National RP Foundation

ROBERTA A. CORDELL
Roberta A. Cordell, 72, of Marysville died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Mount
Carmel Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and was retired as bookkeeper for Cordell Construction
of Marysville. She had attended the Mechanicsburg Oak Grove Church of
Christ in Christian Union and enjoyed country music, travel, especially to
Hawaii, cooking for her family and sewing. Every Saturday night was known
as "Grandma Night," as her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
gathered for her great food.
She was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Clark County to Robert and Marcella Milledge
Wood and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother; her husband, Frank whom she married July 2,
1945; a son, Barry (Susan) Cordell; four daughters, Sheryl (James) Cox and
Billie Jo Denty of Marysville, Diana Bryant of Delaware and Karen Rush of
London; 10 grandchildren, Robert (Lisa) Cordell, Paul (Kathy) Cordell,
Kevin (Lara) Cordell, Roberta Cox, Jamie (Chris) Rausch, Donna Bryant,
Brenda Bryant, Brad (Daphne) Denty, Tracie Denty and Heather Rush; five
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marvin (Joanne) Wood of Lake Wales, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Kelly Grimmett will officiate and
burial will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may
call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Robert, Paul and Kevin Cordell, Chris Rausch, Doug
Kensinger and Brad Denty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Oak Grove Church of
Christ in Christian Union



LOWELL RAYMOND BAYES
Lowell Raymond Bayes, 63, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died
Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
He was a small engine repairman and was self-employed in the lawn care
business. He had been an insurance agent and an associate of Montgomery
Ward and he managed the Isaly Dairy Store in Marysville for several years.
He was a graduate of Magnetic Springs High School and enjoyed woodworking
and car racing.
He was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Waverly to the late John Raymond and Thelma
Gladys Robinette Bayes and was predeceased by his former wife, Nancy.
He is survived by six children, Cindy Reiger, Tony Robbins, Scott Robbins
and Brenda Mitchell of Columbus and Daniel Bayes and Jennifer Scott of
Forest; two sisters, Darlene (Donald) Goddard and Celia Green of Richwood;
three brothers, Ronald (Inez) Bayes and Robert (Linda) Bayes of Marysville
and James (Erika) Bayes of Richwood; grandchildren; great-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Betty Bayes of Forest.
Private family funeral services and burial will be held. The Underwood
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


ROBERT THOMAS SKIDMORE
Robert Thomas Skidmore, 78, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, June 26, 2001,
surrounded by his family in the ICU at Mary Rutan Hospital.
A proud family man, he was a faithful lifetime member of the Millcreek
Church of Christ in Raymond and served as an elder and treasurer of the
church for many years. He was retired from Harding Machine where he was
employed for more than 46 years as a manufacturing engineer. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II and served aboard the U.S.S. Whitney. He
graduated from Raymond high school in 1940 and was a loyal fan of the
Cleveland Indians. He especially enjoyed spending winters with his wife on
Pine Island, Fla.
He was born Jan. 25, 1923, near Raymond to the late Azel and Beatrice Allen
Skidmore and was predeceased by a brother, Allen Skidmore.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Elsie Thompson
Skidmore whom he married Oct. 13, 1941; two daughters, Sharon (Don) Kerns
of West Mansfield and Penny (Jerry) Robinson of Bellefontaine; a son, Mark
(Christi) Skidmore of West Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Steve (Suzanne)
Rife, Jana (James) Mitchell, Jill Manville, Scott (Carol) Robinson, Matthew
(Krisy) Robinson, Mark Robinson, Ann Robinson, Ryan (Chasity) Skidmore and
Luke Skidmore; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Melba (Kenneth)
Coakley of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Millcreek Church of
Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Mr. Skidmore's six grandsons will serve as pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 24538 Lunda Road,
Raymond, Ohio 43067


RALPH LEROY SHIRK
Ralph LeRoy Shirk, 79, of Marysville died Monday, June 25, 2001, surrounded
by his family at Riverside Methodist Hospital after undergoing open-heart
surgery June 19.
He retired in 1985 from Whirlpool in Marion where he had worked as a
maintenance technician and electronic repairman for 30 years. He also
worked 7 1/2 years with International Harvester in Springfield and worked
Part-time with L.H. Miller Funeral Home, Postle-Hale Funeral Home and
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home for 11 1/2 years. He was a devoted member of
the Marysville Church of the Nazarene, was active with the Heart of Ohio
Fish and Game Club and MORKS Model Airplane Club and had participated in
the Plant Emergency Organization at Whirlpool.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Africa and Italy
during World War II. He helped organize the local Civil Defense and
achieved the rank of sergeant in his 25 years of service. He was a flying
enthusiast as a younger man and enjoyed country and western music,
woodworking, making dulcimers and other instruments and traveling,
especially to Florida during the winter and Minnesota during the summer for
fishing trips.
He was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Marysville to the late Rollie and Elsie
Parker Shirk and was predeceased by a son, Ronald Dean Shirk who died at
the age of eight in 1951; and a son-in-law, Ralph LeRoy "Lee" Gorsuch who
died May 29, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Sara Shirk whom he married March 24, 1942, in
Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Kay Gorsuch of Delaware; two grandsons, Chad
(Michelle) Worstell and Jason Worstell of Marysville; a
great-granddaughter, Ashley Worstell; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Lockwood
and Mary Parker of Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Bertha) Shirk
of Prospect and Bernard (Patricia) Shirk of Bellefontaine; several nieces
and nephews; and numerous friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Marysville Church of
the Nazarene. The Revs. Paul Whiteford and Jim Jenkerson will officiate and
burial with full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 1126 N. Maple St.,
Marysville


JOHN STEWART ALTHAR

John Stewart Althar, 70, of Dublin died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run in Dublin following a seven-month illness with
cancer.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Marysville and is
survived by his wife, Donna J. Doebert Althar.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Revs. Richard Flynn and Bobbie Campbell will officiate and
graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dublin VFW Post 10691.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

MARION M. KUHN
Marion M. Kuhn, 75, formerly of Milford Center, died Sunday, June 24, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a former constable for Milford Center and for many years was
employed as a meat cutter by the Kaufman brothers at Kaufman's Red and
White Grocery Store and their packing plant and as a bar tender at the
Knotty Pine Restaurant. He retired as a meat cutter with their successors
at Kaufman's IGA. He enjoyed shooting pool and playing euchre with his many
friends.
He was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Washington Court House to the late Elmer and
Iva Wilson Kuhn and was predeceased by two sons, Roger E. Davis on Sept.
10, 1993, and Ray J. Kuhn on Nov. 6, 1975. He married Alberta Davis Aug. 9,
1947, and she died Feb. 13. 1979.
He is survived by two daughters, Penny L. (Roger) Ingram of Mechanicsburg
and Vicki L. (Don) Booth of Milford Center; a son, Richard M. (Kathy) Kuhn
of Marysville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred
(Harold) Smith of Grove City; and two brothers, Elmer (Leah) Kuhn Jr. of
South Bloomfield and Lawrence Kuhn.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. James Davis and Billy Kuhn Jr. will officiate and burial
will be at the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Food Pantry in care
of the funeral home

LOWELL RAY BAYES
Lowell Ray Bayes, 63, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died
Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

DOUGLAS GRANT KNOX
Douglas Grant Knox, 41, of Gray, Ga., formerly of Marysville, died Monday,
June 18, 2001 in Gray.
A mechanical engineer for the Brown & Williamson Co. of Macon, Ga., he was
a graduate of Marysville High School, attended the U.S. Naval Academy at
Annapolis, Md., and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from
Clemson. He was an avid golfer and a computer genius and enjoyed fishing
and woodworking.
He was born Dec. 8, 1959, in Marysville to the late Thomas L. and Ida Mae
Means Knox and was predeceased by two brothers, Rodney and Roger.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Bullington Knox; two children, Jerushia
and Jeremiah Knox of Springfield; two brothers, Steve (Aspasia) Knox of
California and Jeff (Connie) Knox of North Carolina; aunts and uncles,
Annabelle Stokes, Marilyn Moore, Lea Boyer and Russell Knox of North
Lewisburg, Linda Legg of Sidney, Marlea Tapman of Milford Center, Donald
Knox of Marysville, Helen George of Springfield, June Adams of
Strongsville, Franklin Means of Tempe, Ariz., and Mary Palmisano of Laguna
Hills, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Greenwood will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care
of the funeral home


LAURA LEONA ASKINS LONGBRAKE
Laura Leona Askins Longbrake, 91, of Raymond died Wednesday, June 20, 2001,
at her home after short illness.
A homemaker and farmer's wife, she was a member of the Raymond United
Methodist Church. She was the valedictorian of the Magnetic Springs High
School class of 1927 and was a graduate of the Marion Business School. She
was a longtime volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County and a member
of the Raymond Country Culture Club. She especially enjoyed her children
and grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 10, 1909, near Magnetic Springs to the late Elias and
Adeline Freeman Askins and was predeceased by a brother, Harold Alfred
Askins. She married Harold E. Longbrake Oct. 22, 1932, and he died July 10,
1996.
She is survived by three daughters, Beatrice "Bea" (Bernard) Riedmiller of
Milford Center, Betty (Richard) Eastman of Raymond and Mary (Tim) Lyden of
Bellefontaine; two sons, Harold (Coranita) Longbrake of Rushsylvania and
Bill (Rae) Longbrake of Chugiak, Alaska; 17 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise
Evans of Richwood and Bea (Don) Baer of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister-in-law,
Martha Harbold of Marysville; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Kampel, OSL, and Jack Knox 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 the Raymond United Methodist Church
or the Liberty Township EMS in care of the funeral home


JOHN L. KAUFMAN
John L. Kaufman, 83, of Milford Center died peacefully Tuesday, June 19,
2001, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief courageous battle
following a stroke.
His retirement was enhanced by following his grandchildren's endeavors and
he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He and his family were
touched by the loving care he received by his physicians and the staff at
Memorial Hospital and the Gables at Green Pastures during his brief
illness. The thoughts and prayers of the pastoral staff, friends, family,
card playing buddies and coffee friends sustained him.
He was retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 20 years of
service. He was a 1936 graduate of Union Rural High School and served as a
second lieutenant in an Army field artillery division from 1941 to 1946,
receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He attended the Springfield
Business College and sold insurance for Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company.
He owned and operated the Knotty Pine Restaurant for 20 years. He was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a charter member and past president of
the Milford Center Lions Club, a member of VFW Post 4599 and the DAV and
served as a Republican Central Committeeman.
He was born March 1, 1918, in Milford Center to the late Jacob and
Friedaricke Brett Kaufman. The last of his family, he was predeceased by
his sisters, Martha Lewis and Anna Stillings, and brothers, William, Carl,
Walter and Ed Kaufman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, M. Jean Pletcher Kaufman
whom he married June 13, 1943, in Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Carolyn L.
(James T.) Dunbar of Conway, Ariz., and Marilyn S. (Bruce A.) Reames of
Plain City; grandchildren, Brian J. (Colleen) Dunbar of Villa Park, Ill.,
Melissa J. Dunbar of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Heather L. (Stephen) Gruenbaum
and Mark Reames of Plain City; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and
Riley Gruenbaum.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at the Milford
Center Cemetery where full military graveside honors will be conducted by
the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church building
fund in care of the funeral home.


DOUGLAS G. KNOX
Douglas G. Knox, 41, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Marysville, died Monday,
June 18, 2001.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home


BENJAMIN SCOTT REEVES
Benjamin Scott Reeves 18, of Ostrander died Sunday afternoon, June 17,
2001, at Grant Medical Center from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
He was a June 8 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School, where he was a
member of the Visions Show Choir, the marching band, the jazz band and the
symphonic band and participated in school musicals. He was active in 4-H
and was a member of Bellpoint United Methodist Church and attended Hyatts
United Methodist Church where he was a youth group member and participated
in mission camps. He had been accepted at Ohio Northern University. He
worked in the bakery at Buehler's Food Market.
He was born May 4, 1983, in Salem to the Rev. Timothy and Susan Hare Reeves
and they survive. He is also survived by two sisters, Amanda, a student at
The Ohio State University, and Danielle of the home; a brother, Christopher
of the home; his grandparents, Tom and Millie Hare of Canton and Jake and
Barb Reeves of East Palestine; aunts and uncles, Diane and Myron Smith of
Paris, Theresa and Bob Strecker and Tom and Carolyn Hare of Cuyahoga Falls,
Ted and Mary Ann Reeves of San Diego and Becky and Tom Eisiminger of
Maryland; many cousins; and many other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bellpoint United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Dirk Elliott and Benjamin's father will
officiate and burial will be at the Oller Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions to the high school fine arts program may be made to
the treasurer, Buckeye Valley Board of Education, 670 Coover Road,
Delaware, Ohio 43015

REBECCA LEE KAUFMAN HEAPS
Rebecca Lee Kaufman Heaps, 58, of Columbus died Monday, June 18, 2001, as
the result of an automobile accident.
She was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Marysville to the late Walter and Christine
Coleman Kaufman.
She graduated from the Milford Center High School and Capital University
and received her master's degree from The Ohio State University. She taught
nearly 30 years, the majority of that time at Northridge Middle School. She
taught middle school language arts and advised the student council, Power
of the Pen and Quiz Bowl. Throughout her career, she was honored with
numerous awards, including the Dow Teachers Golden Apple Award, Licking
County Foundation Leader for Learning Award, the Coughlin Teacher of the
Year Award and the Golden Viking Award. She was responsible for writing and
earning grants for the benefit of student learning. She was a loved and
well respected teacher, colleague and friend and the staff and students of
Northridge Local Schools, as well as the Northridge community, will truly
miss her.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Heaps of Sunbury; a daughter,
Sharon Heaps of Columbus; a sister, Connie (Avery) Shaw of Erie, Pa.; and
two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at in the auditorium of
Northridge Middle School/High School, 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road. The Rev.
Dan Hamilton will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rebecca Heaps Memorial
Scholarship Fund, Huntington National Bank, P.O. Box 66, Alexandria, Ohio
43001, or any Huntington Bank.
An online memorial can be found at crousekaubersammons.plan4ever.com


JOHN L. KAUFMAN
John L. Kaufman, 83, of Milford Center died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief illness.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home



LAURA L. LONGBRAKE
Laura L. Longbrake, 91, of Raymond died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at her home.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home


MARJORY M. DEGOOD

Marjory M. DeGood, 85, of Marysville died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at
Heartland of Urbana after an extended illness.
She was a retired beautician, with more than 62 years of service to the
community. She began her career with Betty Tossey and worked more than 45
years with Belva Ewing at the Ewing Beauty Shop. In her later years, she
worked at Jackie's Hair Fashion, P.J. Shirer's and Shearer Expressions.
After retirement, she visited her homebound customers, running errands for
them and fixing their hair. She enjoyed her grandchildren, cats, playing
the piano, traveling with her family and fishing with her husband "Baldy."
She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was born July 11, 1915, in Marysville to the late John Paul and Bertha
Ellen Turner Schoenleb and was predeceased by a son, John Huber DeGood in
1958 and two brothers, Lutrelle and Edwin Schoenleb. She married Max Huber
"Baldy" DeGood June 4, 1934, in Maysville, Ky., and he died July 31, 1965.
She is survived by two sons, James Max (Nancy) DeGood of Warren and Gerald
Lutrelle (Mary) DeGood of South Reading, Vt.; a daughter, Jayne Ellen
(Randy) Overfield of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren;
a sister-in-law, Elaine Schoenleb of Akron; a brother-in-law, Donald (Rose)
DeGood of Marysville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Elder Lynn Zell and Donald DeGood 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 Alzheimer Association or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home

CUMA HELEN MCDANIEL
Cuma Helen McDaniel, 87, of Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware died
Friday, June 15, 2001, at her residence.
She was a homemaker and was the librarian at the Richwood Public Library
for 15 years. She was a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church.
She was born May 12, 1914, in Kentucky to the late John W. and Cordia Dyer
Williams and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristi Bruce and a sister,
Rosemary Hines. She married Giles F. McDaniel Nov. 27, 1937, and he died
April 9, 2000.
She is survived by a son, Roger (Judith) McDaniel of Beaver Creek; two
daughters, Marsha Rizor of Prospect and Barbara (Thomas) Bruce of
Granville; four grandsons, Ryan McDaniel, Brett Rizor, Jarrod Bruce and
Mark Bruce; two granddaughters, Wendy (Erik) Christensen and Brooke Rizor;
a great-granddaughter, Allison Christensen; and a sister, Elizabeth Hardman.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood The Rev. Jim Christy will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
Scholarship Fund, 101 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344, or Hospice at
Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015


GARY THOMAS

Gary Thomas, 61, of Kenton died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Hardin Memorial
Hospital.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Brass Pro
Association.
He was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Hardin County to the late Parker and Beatrice
Thomas and was predeceased by a brother, John, and a stepbrother, Cleo
Young.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Brown Thomas whom he married in 1959; a
daughter, Cheryl (Kim) Crisp of Kenton; two sons, Clayton Thomas and Gary
P. Thomas Jr. of Kenton; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother,
Howard Thomas of Kenton; and two sisters, Judy (Bill) Brown and Pat (Dick)
Jones of Kenton.
Graveside services were held today at Grove Cemetery.
The Price Funeral Home in Kenton is in charge of arrangements

ROBERT W.J. "BOB" RAUSCH
Robert W.J. "Bob" Rausch, 81, of Ostrander died Wednesday, June 13, 2001,
surrounded by his family in the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He was retired as a self-employed carpenter and builder and was a lifelong
member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and usher.
He attained the rank of first lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force during
World War II. He was a glider pilot and was involved in the D-Day invasion
of Normandy. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3320 and American Legion
Post 79 and was a charter member of the Highway Patrol Auxiliary. He
attended Marysville High School and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and
hunting.
He was born March 30, 1920, in Marysville to the late George M. and Matilda
S. Starr Rausch and grew up on the family farm south of Marysville on Route
736. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Elena Dawn Junkans.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Caroline J. Rausch to whom
he was married Sept. 1, 1951, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev.
Henry Allwardt; three sons, Steven L. Rausch of Plain City, Ken (Jackie)
Rausch of Milford Center and Doug (Cathy) Rausch of Marysville; two
daughters, Dee (John) Junkans of Ostrander and Wendy (Pat) Decker of
Jeffersonville; 14 grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Lowe, Jason Rausch, Chad M.
(Manda) Rausch, Shannon (Shawn) Whitt, Kendra, Chad, Christy and Caleb
Rausch, Joanna Junkans, Clinton Decker, Aubrey (Michael) Keplinger and
Jerrob, Brody and Brantlyn Decker; three great-grandchildren, Connor and
Collin Whitt and Keera Keplinger; a brother, Harold C. Rausch of
Marysville; three sisters, Irene Scheiderer of Marysville, Anita (Ivan)
Beckel of Marion and Erma (Eugene) Wilkins of Columbus; two
brothers-in-law, Richard (Doris) Rausch of Marysville and Robert G.
(Janice) Rausch of Plain City; a sister-in-law, Leona Scheiderer; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where a VFW service will be held at 8 p.m.
Pall bearers will be Chad M. Rausch, Chad Rausch, Jason Rausch, Dan Lowe,
Clinton Decker and Shawn Whitt. Honorary pall bearers will be Lawrence
Brown, Randall Allemang, Herman Blumenschein, Richard Way, John Rausch and
Allan Scheiderer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church radio ministry fund or to
Grady Home Health Care


MAX "MICK" R. KING
Max "Mick" R. King, 61, of Ostrander died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a maintenance supervisor for NEX Transportation and a former
employee of National Softwater. He was a member of the Goshen Friends
Church in Zanesfield and had attended the West Liberty United Church of
Christ for many years and was a former officer and coach for the West
Liberty Junior Baseball Association and a former West Liberty auxiliary
policeman. He was a member of the Desoto Car Club and an avid bowler.
He was born Aug. 3, 1939, in Champaign County to the late Paul R. and Lois
Troyer King.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Steele King whom he married Jan.
3, 2001, in Marysville; seven sons, Mike King, Greg (Maureen) King, Robb
King and Anthony King of West Liberty, Doug King and Jim (Beth) Haude of
West Mansfield and David King of Columbus; two daughters, Molly King of
West Liberty and April Pittman of Marysville; 11 grandchildren; a sister,
Sharon Kaye Pfaff of Arizona; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home in West Liberty. The Rev. Ned A. Michael will officiate and
burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery in Watkins. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty Lions Club

THELMA CRANDELL HILL

Thelma Crandell Hill, 90, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at her home in Winter
Haven, Fla.
She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven and the DAR.
She was born June 4, 1911, near Irwin to the late Asa and Olive Miller
Crandell and was predeceased by a brother, David Miller Crandell and her
husband, William James Hill.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith Ann (Frank) Soprina of Winter Haven;
two sons, William J. (Jackie) Hill of Dillsboro, Ind., and David Crandell
(Chris) Hill of Lakeland, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren
and three nephews and their families; and a sister, Betty (Ralph) Higerd of
West Hartford, Conn.
A memorial service was held Saturday


GEORGE A. TRON
George A. Tron, 89, of Marion died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Marion General
Hospital.
He was a 1929 graduate of Agosta High School and had worked as an
electrician and farmer. He was a member of the New Bloomington United
Methodist Church.
He was born June 24, 1911, in Montgomery Township to the late Mike and
Maude Wood Tron and was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. He
married Iscah Lucille Artz Sept. 21, 1932, and she died July 26, 1993.
He is survived by a son, Douglas A. (Sonalee) Tron of Marysville; a
daughter, Janet (Joe) Prettyman of Meeker; seven grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in LaRue. The Rev. Donald J. Riker will officiate and burial will be
at Chapel Heights Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bloomington United Methodist
Church

HELEN LOUISE HINKSON
Helen Louise Hinkson, 48, of Plain City died suddenly Monday, June 11, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 31, 1953, in Marysville and was predeceased by her father, Luther Holbrook in 1973; her mother, Ruby Maxine Holbrook in 1990; and a brother, James Holbrook in 1965.
She is survived by her husband, Chris Hinkson; three sons, William James "Bill" Holbrook of Marion, George Anthony "Tony" (Wendy) Holbrook of Marysville and Martin Jacob "Marty" Hornsby of Dublin; six grandchildren; three brothers, Marvin (Beverly) Holbrook of Plain City, Thomas Holbrook of Amlin and David Holbrook of Columbus; and four sisters, Joyce (Pete) Hill and Fay (Kenny) Baker of Hilliard, Jean (Frank) Long of Plain City and Lynne DePriest of Dublin.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

RUTH M. MOUSER
Ruth M. Mouser, 95, of Marysville died Monday, June 11, 2001, at Heartland
of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening.
She was born Feb. 6, 1906, in Hardin County to the late Lewis and Caroline
Furer Sewell and was predeceased on Dec. 21, 1996, by her husband, Lawrence
E. Mouser whom she married Aug. 27, 1923.
She is survived by nieces Cathy (Ron) Cronley of Mount Victory, Marsha
(Gary) Rutledge of Lima and Penny (Doug) Boose of Bakersfield, Calif.; a
nephew, Jeff (Amy) Mouser of Marysville; a brother- and sister-in-law,
Wesley and Kate Mouser of Marysville; and many great-nieces and -nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. James Taylor officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home


DALE O. STOKES
Dale O. Stokes, 69, of Bellefontaine died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was an accountant and a member of the First United Methodist Church of
Bellefontaine where he was a member of the Methodist Men and served on the
evangelism and finance committees. He was a 1950 graduate of Middleburg
High School and served on the alumni board. He attended Bliss College for
two years before entering the Army where he served from 1952 to 1955. He
was a member of the Logan County Senior Citizen Center and was its
accountant and he served on the board of RTC Industries of Logan County
from 1976 to 2001.
He was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Zane Township, Logan County, to the late
Perry Hudson and Vivian Titus Stokes and was predeceased by a son, Darren
Allen Stokes.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene VanBuskirk Stokes whom he married June
28, 1958, in Mount Victory; three sisters, Ruth Ann (Ray) Baker of Milford,
Eileen Marie (John) Lee of DeGraff and Norma Jean Baker of Irwin; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in
Bellefontaine. The Rev. William Zeller will officiate and burial will be at
Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital Foundation or
Make a wish Foundation



THOMAS JOSEPH LLOYD
Thomas Joseph Lloyd, 82, of West Mansfield died Friday, June 8, 2001 in the
emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, following a long
illness.
He was a retired carpenter with the DayLay Egg Company and formerly worked
with Knolton Construction and the Super C. Grain Building Company. He was a
member of the West Mansfield Baptist Church and enjoyed working around his
home.
He was born June 30, 1918 in Oka, W. Va., to the late Clarence Edward and
Metta Lue Jarvis Lloyd. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Gregory
Wayne Lloyd,  a great-grandson, Nathan Kerns; two sisters, Geraldine
Woodrum and Imogene Cottrell; two brothers-in-law, Raymond and Roy Boggs
and two sisters-in-law, Gustia Gandy and Bonnie Cavendar.
He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Grace Jean Boggs Lloyd,
to whom he was married on Aug. 23, 1940 in Spencer, W. Va. She now resides
at Logan Acres; a daughter, Wanda (Stephen) Bahan, West Mansfield; two
sons, Larry (Diane) Lloyd, West Mansfield, and Garry (Debra) Lloyd,
Rushsylvania; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren two sisters, Ruth
Ellen Boggs, Strawsburg, and Georgia (Charles) Conley, Virginia; two
sisters-in-law, Myrtle (Alfred) Holley, Charleston, W. Va., and Doris
(John) Osborn, Edgewater, Fla., two brothers in law, Robert Boggs,
Massilon, and Ronzle Boggs, Bellefontaine and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Pastor Willis Moe
will officiate; burial will take place at the North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where memorial
contribution may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society




CARSON "RED" VAN GUNDY
Carson "Red" Van Gundy, 72, of Marysville died at his home Thursday, June
7, 2001.
He was a machinist at Denison Hydraulics for 40 years. He was a Navy Seabee
and served in Saipan and Guam. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist
Church of Marysville, Plain City VFW post 3268, the Marysville Loyal Order
of Moose 1651 and Marysville Eagle's Lodge Aerie 3506. He enjoyed his dogs,
Sassy and Smokey, playing cards, hunting and following the Cincinnati Reds.
He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Amity to the late Jacob and Cora Van Gundy.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah (Gerald) Holland of Marysville; a
son, Richard Van Gundy of Marysville; three grandchildren, Trina Beeching
and Tiffany (Jason) Conrad of Marysville and Michael (Tisha) Beeching of
Byhalia; three great-grandchildren, Hayden and Josalyn Conrad and Morgan
Michael of Marysville; a sister, Virginia (Robert) Crooks of Washington
Court House; and special friends, Delores Jones and Judy Blankenship of
Marysville.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the
Free Will Baptist Church where military honors will be conducted by the
Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. The Revs. Clarence Newman and
Jerry Newman will officiate. The deceased's body is an anatomical donation
to Ohio University in Athens where his granddaughter attended school.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.underwood,funeralhome.com


RUTH P. STEIGER
Ruth P. Steiger, 89, of Lebanon, formerly of Marysville, died Thursday,
June 7, 2001, at the Otterbein-Lebanon Community Center where she had lived
for the past 19 years.
She was a homemaker and an art teacher and had received her education at
the Hamilton schools, Western College for Women and The Ohio State
University. She attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church.
She was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Hamilton to the late Reese and Ann Eliza
McCormick Pipher and was predeceased by a sister, Katherine P. Auraden. She
married Samuel C. Steiger May 6, 1933, in Hamilton and he died April 21,
1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ann (Eugene) Mayer of Marysville; two
sons, Joseph R. (Carolyn) Steiger of Zanesville and S. Michael (Marcia)
Steiger of Cassville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Peter (Kristi) Steiger of
Washington, D.C., Karen (Tom) McGirty and David (Diane) Steiger of
Columbus, Edward (Jennifer) Steiger of Westerville, Kimberly Ann (Bryan)
Tauzer of Lexington, Ky., Tony (Caroline) Mayer of Marysville, Michelle Lee
(Jeff) Rhymestine of Cassville, Michael T. (Ellie) Steiger of San Mateo,
Calif., and Mary Ann Steiger of Vienna, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; and
a niece and nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Webb Noonan Funeral
Home, Ross Ave. at South D Street, Hamilton. The Rev. Stanley M. Lawrence
will officiate and burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may
call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein Benevolent Fund, 585 N.
Route 741, Lebanon, Ohio 45036




EDNA JENKINS CARMEAN
Edna Jenkins Carmean, 97, of Annville, Pa., died Wednesday, June 6, 2001,
at United Christian Home. She was the wife of D. Clark Carmean, a
Marysville native.
She was born May 7, 1904, in Joppa to the late George M. and Helen E.
Knight Jenkins. She was a member of the Annville United Methodist Church
and was a former church organist. She earned her RN at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Sandusky in 1926 and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology at
Lebanon Valley College in 1959. She was awarded an honorary doctor of
humane letters from Lebanon Valley in 1985.
She arrived in Annville in 1933 when her husband joined the music faculty
and she worked in several positions at the school. She was the college
historian and an editor and writer for the "Alumni Review." She was
involved in fund raising activities at Lebanon Valley, established the D.
Clark and Edna J. Carmean Distinguished Chair in Music in 1997 and assisted
in writing several historical works. She published three novels, wrote
three historical musical dramas and was working on her memoirs at the time
of her death.
She was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers, Sigma Alpha Iota, an honorary music fraternity, and Psi Chi, a
national honor society in psychology.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. D. Clark Carmean with whom she would
have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary June 23; and five nephews
and a niece.
A musical celebration of her life is planned for the fall and will be
announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. D. Clark and Dr. Edna Carmean
Scholarship Fund, in care of the Advancement Office, Lebanon Valley
College, Annville, Penn. 17003

SIERRA ROSE HOYT
 A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marysville Church of
Christ
 in memory of infant Sierra Rose Hoyt who died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at
 the Ohio State University Medical Center. The Rev. David Hubert will
 officiate.
 She was born May 27, 2001, at the OSU Medical Center and is survived by
her  mother, Kelly Hoyt of Richwood; a brother, Austin Hoyt of Richwood;
grandparents, Terry and Jerry Henderson of Marysville and George Hoyt of
 Newell, W.Va.; an uncle, Kyle Hoyt of Marysville; an aunt, Kerry (Eric)
 Koren of East Liverpool; and cousins, Cheyenne and Dakota Koren of East
 Liverpool.
 Arrangements are being handled by the underwood Funeral Home.
 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


 CARSON "RED" VAN GUNDY

 Carson "Red" Van Gundy, 72, of Marysville died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at
 his home.
 A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at
the
Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. The Revs. Clarence Newman and Jerry
 Newman will officiate.
 Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home. A full
 obituary will appear in Saturday's newspaper.

LELAND C. "LEE" ALLOWAY

Leland C. "Lee" Alloway, 69, of Peoria died suddenly Monday at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was retired after 30 years as an auto body repairman and enjoyed cars
motorcycles, fishing and his family.
He was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Bellefontaine to the late Leister and Ada
Faulk Alloway and was predeceased in 1971 by a son, Stephen.
He is survived by his wife, Alice E. Shirk Alloway whom he married May 14,
1965, in Rushsylvania; children, Lester (Peggy) Alloway of Bellefontaine,
Judith (Robert) Edmonds of North Lewisburg, Amy (Billy) Endsley of Richwood
and Ben Alloway, Mark (Denise) Bell and Robert (Terri) Shirk of Peoria; 11
grandchildren; a brother Raymond (Frances) Alloway of Peoria; and a sister,
Louise Maddox of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the York
Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Emergency Squad
in care of the funeral home


REX ALLEN "RICKY" HECKER JR.
Rex Allen "Ricky" Allen Jr., 24, of Mingo died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his
residence.
He was employed by Web Tress in Plain City. He enjoyed fishing, hunting,
animals and sports and held a fishing membership at Appleseed Ridge Girl
Scout Lake.
He was born Dec. 30, 1976, to Rex Allen and Edna Bingham Hecker Sr. and was
predeceased by his grandfathers, Paul Bingham and Myron Hecker and three
uncles, William "Bill" Bingham, Paul "Art" Bingham and Jim Ogden.
He is survived by his parents, with whom he lived; a brother, Philip Hecker
and his fiancee, Amanda Allen; his grandmothers, Marie Bingham and Barbara
Hecker; aunts and uncles, Catherine Ogden of Russells Point, Sarah S.
Cauley of Urbana, Lois and Mike Hecker of Springfield, Tina and Ron
Anderson of Springfield, Elizabeth and Chris Seifer of Millerstown, Lisa
and Jammie Whitman of Urbana, Erick and Karen Hecker of Kingscreek, Cheire
Black of Urbana, Carol McCall of California and Marilyn Craiser of
Columbus; and many cousins and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Littleton and Rue
Funeral Home's Highland Chapel in Urbana. The Rev. Thomas Baugh of the
House of Prayer in West Liberty will officiate and burial will be at
Nettlecreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
Condolences may be expressed at www.littletonandrue.com

NORMA LOUISE THOMAS
Norma Louise Thomas, 66, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at
her home.
She worked as an LPN at Memorial Hospital of Union County for 22 years and
was a member of the First Methodist Church of Marysville and the North
Lewisburg United Methodist Church.
She was born March 23, 1935, in Urbana to Thaddeus and Josephine Whiteside
Robison and was predeceased by her father and a sister, Wilma Wood.
She is survived by her mother of Urbana; a son, Dale E. Thomas of North
Lewisburg; two granddaughters, Jessica Thomas and Catherine Kerns; two
sisters, Doris Eileen Donahoe and Judith A. Horsley of Urbana; three
brothers, Russell (Mary) Robison and Roger Robison of Urbana and Ralph
(Connie) Robison of West Liberty; a special niece, Angie Bowshier; and
several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday 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

VIRGINIA M. FLEMING
Virginia M. Fleming, 74, of Mechanicsburg died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the
McAuley Center in Urbana.
She was a former writer and columnist for the Mechanicsburg Telegram, a
member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and a Sunday School
teacher. She enjoyed writing poetry, traveling and lighthouses.
She was born May 29, 1927, in Mechanicsburg to the late Theron and Viola
Venrick Corbett.
She is survived by her husband, Kermit Fleming whom she married Dec. 12,
1948; three sons, Ray (Sherry) Fleming of Marysville, Kevin (Kathy) Fleming
of Kingston, Ark.,  and Roger (Sandy) Fleming of Niles, Mich.; a daughter,
Judy (Kent) Tullis of Urbana; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mary (Sam) Boggs of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mechanicsburg United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the
church.
The Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg is in charge of
arrangements

Dec. 01

ROGER ALLEN SHEARER
Roger Allen Shearer, 62, of California, a longtime resident of Richwood,
died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001.
An insurance representative in Richwood, he was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Richwood and a member of the Richwood Lions Club. He
was an avid fisherman and gardener and leaves a great love of family and
friends. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and his many
friends in the Richwood area.
He was born May 10, 1939, in Union County and was predeceased by his
father, Charles Ottis Shearer.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Louise Henry Shearer
Kilfian and Roy Kilfian of Richwood; his loving wife of 43 years, Linda
Chapman Shearer; six children, Kathy (Mike) Church of Marysville,
Annette (Butch) Boyd of Illinois, Renee (Tim) Holbrook of Marion and
Michelle (Pat) McMurphy and Bradley (Sylvia) Shearer and Brandi (Roger)
Nicanor of California; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and
a brother, Robert Shearer of Marblehead.
After a service in California, graveside services will be held at the
Claibourne Cemetery in Richwood at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Fred Cheney
will officiate.

EUGENE J. OPPHILE
Eugene J. Opphile, 92, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired from Nestle's and was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church. He served in the Army during World War II and enjoyed watching
sports and nature shows on television.
He was born Dec. 21, 1909, in Marysville to the late Phillip J. and
Dollie E. Melching Opphile and was predeceased by two sisters, Edith
Lowenfeld and Dorothy Opphile and five brothers, Carroll, Phillip, Paul,
Elmer and Bernard Opphile. He married Ernestine R. Streng Feb. 28, 1942,
and she died June 18, 1961.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Opphile of Marysville; nieces and
nephews, Craig (Linda) Opphile and Jeffrey (Linda) Opphile of
Marysville, Sandra (Ron) Kannard of Cardington, Nina (William) Fox of
Galveston, Texas, and Ron Opphile of Conroe, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Thomas Hackett and Dr. Joseph Blair will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

LEHR P. MILLER
Lehr P. Miller, 89, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, having served in
England and Australia during World War II. He was a graduate of
Millersport High School, graduated in 1940 from The Ohio State
University with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and for a
short time was engaged in poultry farming. He worked for the Farm
Security Administration, the Veterans Administration and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and retired from the local ASCS office in 1973
as a program specialist and assistant director. He also taught in the
Marysville and Magnetic Springs schools.
He was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church,
American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 3320, Palestine Lodge 158, F&AM, AASR,
Valley of Columbus, the Union County Shrine Club and Mary Chapter 9 OES.
He was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Millersport to the late Tazwell and Rachel
Miller and was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. He married
Marjorie Clarridge June 6, 1947, and she died Nov. 1, 2001.
He is survived by nieces, nephews and close friends, Rose Marie Cook,
David Cook, Dean Cook and Dawn Marie Burns of Marysville.
Funeral services were held today at the Ingram Funeral Home and burial
was at Oakdale Cemetery. The Rev. James Stauffer officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

JUNE I. JOLLY
June I. Smith Jolly, 65, of Mount Prospect, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 21,
2001, at Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Ill.
She was a nurse who retired 18 months ago from Life Source and formerly
worked at Fahey Medical Center in Des Plaines, Ill. She received her
nursing degree from Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Logan County and moved to Mount Prospect,
Ill., in 1967.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Jolly whom she married in 1961;
a son, James E. (Celeste) Jolly of Algonquin, Ill.; a daughter, Jamie L.
(Donald) Lundquist of Rolling Meadows, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jonathan
and Jenna Lundquist; three brothers, Neal Smith of North Lewisburg,
Robert (Jayne) Smith of Rushsylvania and Donald (Mary) Smith of
Scottsdale, Ariz; and two sisters, Ruth (Paul) Kinney of Huntsville and
Alma Lou (Philip) Westfall of Marysville.
A memorial visitation was held Friday at the Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral
home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, Ill.

PRICE "BILL" CHARTER CORN
Price "Bill" Charter Corn, 74, of Marysville, formerly of the Elyria and
Lorain areas, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at his home.
He was a retired self-employed truck driver and a former associate of
Westinghouse and Bethlehem Steel in Cleveland. A U.S. Navy veteran, he
served during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock and the
battleship Missouri, receiving numerous commendations including the
Meritorious Mast and the Philippine Liberation Medal. He was a member of
the VFW and AmVets in Elyria.
He was born May 14, 1927, in Dahlonega, Ga., to the late John H. and
Cora Corn and was predeceased by two wives, Gladys M. Corn and Shirley
Mae Corn; three sons, David, Paul and Eugene Corn; a daughter, Barbara
A. Corn; a grandson, Edwin A Corn; a granddaughter, Janice M. Corn; four
brothers, Thomas, Eugene, Charles and Rudolph; and a sister, Eunice.
He is survived by six sons, Edwin Corn of Marysville, Frank Corn of
Elyria, Jordan Corn of Caldwell, Price H. Corn of Lorain, Michael Corn
of Columbus and Ricky Corn of Cleveland; two daughters, Sheila Corn of
Lorain and Vicki Corn of Elyria; two grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and four sisters Fay Perry, Edith Moore, Gladys
Jones and Lila Mae Williams.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and
burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today
and two hours prior to the service.

ELLEN ELIZABETH ROBY WILSON CORMANY
Ellen Elizabeth Roby Wilson Cormany, 87, of Plain City died Tuesday,
Jan. 1, 2002, at Sandy's Helping Hands in Plain City.
She was retired from Ranco Controls of Plain City after 25 years of
service and was a member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church USA and
VFW Darby Post 3268 Auxiliary.
She was born April 17, 1914, in Madison County to the late Benjamin and
Mary Harper Roby and was predeceased by two husbands, Orville Wilson in
1964 and Justin C. Cormany in 1988; a grandson, Robert B. Wilson II,
U.S. Army captain, in 1989; and a sister, Stella Cooper in 2001.
She is survived by seven sons, Richard (Kathy) Wilson, Thomas (Sue)
Wilson and Charles Wilson of Plain City, Robert (Carole) Wilson of
Knoxville, Tenn., Ted (Betty) Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz., Neal (Sharon)
Wilson of Conroe, Texas, and Hugh Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 17
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a
brother, Lloyd (Doris) Roby of Hilliard; and a sister, Beulah Lombard of
Plain City.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City and a memorial service will be held at the Plain
City Presbyterian Church at noon. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer and the Rev.
Dr. Charles E. Stenner will officiate. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church New Entry Fund, 231 E.
Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064, or Loving Care Hospice, Box 445,
London, Ohio 43140.


BRAYTON L. COONS
Brayton L. Coons, 86, of Bellefontaine died Jan. 1, 2002, at Logan Acres
Nursing Home in Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
He was a home builder. He attended York Center Local School, served as a
sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a longstanding
member of Newton Masonic Lodge 249 of Broadway. A devoted husband,
father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was deeply loved and will
be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He was born May 8, 1915, in Raymond to the late Allen and Norma Titus
Coons and was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth L. Coons.
He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, Mary L. Bolen Coons to
whom he was married on his 20th birthday, May 8, 1936, at the Mount
Victory Methodist Church by the Rev. C.W. Black; a daughter, D. Joanne
(Richard) Reed of Bellefontaine; a son, Jerry L. (Lois) Coons of West
Liberty; two grandsons, Douglas Reed of Dublin and Justin Coons of
Gahanna; a granddaughter, Katie Coons of West Liberty; two
great-granddaughters, Lindsay Reed and MacKenzie Reed of Dublin; a
great-grandson, Devin Coons of Gahanna; a brother, Charles E. "Red"
Louise Coons of Bellefontaine; and a sister-in-law, Charlotte R. Coons
of West Liberty.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the York Cemetery
in York Center. The Rev. Henry Brooks Jr., a longtime family friend,
will officiate. No calling hours will be observed.
Pall bearers will be Garry Coons, Chuck Coons, Tom Coons, Jack McCarty,
Bill McCarty, Douglas Reed, Justin Coons and Donnie Clapsaddle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, in care of the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral home, 222 W. Center St., West
Mansfield, Ohio, 43358, which is handling arrangements.

LEHR P. MILLER
Lehr P. Miller, 89, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First united Methodist Church
of Marysville.
A full obituary will be printed in Wednesday's newspaper.

JAMES C. JOLLIFF
James C. Jolliff, 89, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Sunrise on the
Scioto in Columbus.
He was a former longtime resident of Patrick Brush Run Road in Raymond
and was a retired farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and
a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and York Lodge 563 F&AM.
He was predeceased by two wives, Rosalie Jolliff and Blanche Hanby
Jolliff and is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Lloyd) Gill and
Joanne Pierce (John Gill); and two sisters, Anna Lou (Joe) Detweiler and
Doris Sedgewick.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Deyo-Davis Funeral
Home, 1578 W. First Ave., Columbus, and graveside services will follow
at Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond United Methodist
Church, 21535 Main St., Raymond, Ohio 43067.

PHYLLIS A. CORWIN LEHMAN
Phyllis A. Corwin Lehman, 72, of LaRue died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at
Marion General Hospital.
Born and raised in Marion, she was a 1947 graduate of Marion Harding
High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Richwood. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts and
spending time with family and friends. She was an avid bingo player and
especially enjoyed attending sporting events.
She was born April 5, 1929, in Marion to the late Albert and Lulu Eaton
Corwin and was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Bailey and a niece, Cindy
Bailey.
She is survived by her husband, Richard M. Lehman whom she married June
19, 1949, in Richmond, Ind.; four sons, Richard Keith Lehman of
Westerville, Daniel J. (Diane) Lehman of Richwood, Kevin A. (Dana)
Lehman of Galion, and Daryl A. (Kim) Lehman of Fort Worth, Texas; a
daughter, Cheryl (Ron) Shaffer of Mount Gilead; five grandchildren,
Shelly and Troy Lehman, Devin Shaffer, Nicole (Brian) Waeltz and Shawna
White; a brother, Damon Corwin of Waverly; a sister, Alberta (Marion)
Kelley of Marion; a brother-in-law, Melvin Bailey of Marion; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and
burial will be at the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344. web


MABEL M. DEBOLT
Mabel M. DeBolt, 84, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001,
at Marion General Hospital after a two-month illness.
She had been employed as a cook at Claibourne Elementary School and was
a well-known Union County artist and a member of the Richwood First
Baptist Church, Annie Richards Circle, American Baptist Women, Carpe
Diem and a charter member of the Marysville Art League.
She was born July 7, 1917, in LaRue to the late Wilbur and Bertha Lee
Hicks Miller and was predeceased by two brothers. She married Earnest
DeBolt May 12, 1938, in LaRue and he died Dec. 19, 1986.
She is survived by a son, David (Nita) DeBolt of Nashville, Tenn.; a
daughter, Dee Ann Payne of Richwood; a granddaughter, Amy Dee Jolliff;
and a sister, Sue Millisor of Fort Myers, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to
the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
Scholarship Fund. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

DORIS JANE WOODS CARY
Doris Jane Woods Cary, 95, of Plain City died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a lifelong member and ordained elder of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church (USA). She attended the College of Wooster,
graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree
and received a master of arts degree in guidance and personnel from
Columbia University, New York City campus. She was employed in guidance
in the public schools of Bronxville, N.Y., for seven years and was a
guidance counselor in the Jonathan Alder School District from 1959 until
her retirement in 1976. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
Community activities include the Plain City and Union County Historical
Societies, various church activities, the Union County Mental Health
Association and Madison County Retired Teachers Association. She was a
20-year member of the Plain City Book Club.
Her dignified presence, calming selfless demeanor, generosity,
consummate love of others and her abiding faith were an inspiration to
all who had the honor and privilege of knowing her. She will be sadly
missed but very fondly and lovingly remembered.
She was predeceased by her parents, John Roy and Bess Cole Woods; her
husband, Martin P. "Pat" Cary in 1943; a sister, Virginia Woods Snyder;
and a brother, John Stewart Woods.
She is survived by two nieces, Judith Woods Walker of Plain City and
Susan Snyder Nantz Moore of Simpsonville, S.C.; three nephews, John
(Norma) Woods of Eaton, Dr. James (Karen) Woods of Venice, Fla., and Dr.
Jeffrey (Carolyn) Woods of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; 12 grandnieces and
grandnephews, J. Roy (Lisa) Woods, Mike (Dawn) Woods, John (Tami) Nantz,
Joel (Sunny) Woods, David (Dawn) Walker, Amie Woods, Jennifer (Mike)
Rothwell, Stewart (Sonia) Walker, Wendy Walker, Stephen Woods, Madelyn
Woods and Hiatt Woods; and 10 great-grandnieces and -grandnephews.
Graveside services were held today at Forest Grove Cemetery and a
memorial service was held at the Plain City Presbyterian Church. The
Ferguson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's New Entry Fund, 231
E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

MARY BOYSEL YOUNG
Mary Boysel Young, 69, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001.
She was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother, daughter, and sister.
She was predeceased by a brother, Charles "Jack" Boysel; special angel
daughter, Roxanne Williams-Hurst; her in-laws, Sam and Pansy Young; and
her father, Ralph Boysel Sr.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Paul Young Sr. of
Woodstock; a son, Eddie (Donna) Young of Columbus; a daughter, Ruby
"Sissy" Lyle of Woodstock; her mother, Ruby Keaton of Marysville; eight
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Richard)
Kendrick of Columbus and Shirley (Bill) Dildine of West Jefferson; a
stepsister, Patricia "Patty" Kinder and half-sister, Susie Bowen of
Columbus; two brothers, Ralph (Gaye) Boysel Jr. of West Jefferson and
David (Georgia) Boysel of Hilliard; a half-brother, Richard (Linda)
Boysel of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend
who was like a sister, Bernice Six of Dighton, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Holiness
Church, 76 N. Grener Road, Columbus. The Rev. Clifford Sarver will
officiate and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W.
Broad St., Columbus, and one hour prior to the service Friday.


PAULINE BEATRICE STRUEWING
Pauline Beatrice Struewing, 85, of Medway died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001,
at Dayspring of Fairborn.
She was retired as a clerk with the Ohio Reformatory for Women after 25
years of service.
She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in South Charleston to the late John and
Etta Smith Kirkham.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Leonard J. Struewing
whom she married Nov. 15, 1934; three daughters, LeRae (Joseph) Dick of
Burlington, N.C., Helen Andreas of Columbus and Jan (Bill) Schaefer of
New Carlisle; a son, James (Margene) Struewing of Medway; 11
grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rev. Mike Bidwell will officiate and
burial will be at the Medway Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the Trostel, Chapman & Christmas Funeral Home, 507 W.
Jefferson St., New Carlisle.


PHYLLIS A. LEHMAN
Phyllis A. Lehman of LaRue died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Marion
General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church in Richwood and burial will be at the Marion Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood.
A full obituary will appear in tomorrow's newspaper.


ELIZABETH F. "BETTY" BLISS
Elizabeth F. "Betty" Bliss, 88, a longtime resident of Broadway, died
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a former Amish school teacher and for many
years, she and her husband tended their family's dairy farm on Reed
Road. She was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and the
former Broadway Get Together Club. She enjoyed gardening and had a keen
knowledge of entomology. She was the valedictorian of her eighth grade
and high school classes.
She was born Oct. 9, 1913, in Cleveland to the late Josef Peter and Anna
Slapak Friiihauf and was predeceased by her husband, George C. Bliss in
1993; three brothers, Josef, Eddie and Frank; and four sisters, Julia,
Emma, Mary and Rose.
She is survived by two sons, George C. Bliss II and Charles J. "Charlie"
(Carol) Bliss of Marysville; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann "Lani" Austin of
Vermont; five grandchildren, Joey (Tara) Bliss, Kevin M. Bliss and
Ashley Christine Bliss of Marysville, Holly Michelle Bliss of Cincinnati
and Calvin Duke of the U.S. Air Force.; a sister, Christine (Steve)
Forrest of Novelty; and a brother-in-law, Ladimir Kubichek of Ashtabula.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Bob Buchanan will officiate and burial will be at
the Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond United Methodist
Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELLIS CARTER BERRY
Ellis Carter Berry, 82, of Plain City died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 25,
2001, at his winter residence in Fort Mead, Fla.
He was an Army staff sgt. in Co. B, 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th
Infantry Division, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge in World
War II. He retired from The Ohio State University as a stationary
engineer after service from 1953-1983. He enjoyed spending time camping
and fishing with his family and late wife.
He was born March 16, 1919, in West Jefferson to the late James and Ruth
Carter Berry and was predeceased by his wife, Lulua Marie Bugg Berry in
1994 and by his sister, Martha Jean Caynor.
He is survived by his children, Ruth Ellen (Richard) Cook of Plain City,
Phyllis (Gene) Johnson of Waukee, Iowa, James (Barbara) Berry of Plain
City and Jack Berry of London; grandchildren, Rica Cain, Janet
Sunnenberg, Richard Cook, Brian Berry, Bethany Berry and Jill Berry; a
sister, Ella Mae Kincaid of Illinois; and a special friend, Ruth Wilson
of Ostrander.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial with full military honors will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

ROBERT DEAN "ROBBIE" FEE
Robert Dean "Robbie" Fee, 46, of Newark died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Dec. 19, 2001, in Newark.
He was self-employed as a concrete finisher. He was a 1974 graduate of
Marysville High School and enjoyed the Cleveland Browns, hunting and
Winston Cup NASCAR racing.
He was born Sept. 11, 1955, in Columbus to Robert D. and M. Sue Price
Fee and was predeceased by his father.
In addition to his mother of Marysville, he is survived by a sister,
Linda S. (Terry) Schmitter and family of Ostrander; and a brother, Duane
(Deanna) Fee and family of Marysville.
At the request of the deceased, a private family service will be held at
a later date.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN L. KLEIBER
John L. Kleiber, 65, of Grove City died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at
Monterey Care Center.
He was retired from Rickenbacker and Wright Patterson Air Force bases
and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He worked for Sanese Vending and enjoyed
working as a volunteer at Mount Carmel Medical Center.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Jane Glendening
Kleiber.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Grove City; four daughters,
Teresa Thompson, Kathy Kleiber and Colleen Cuckler Gillespie of Grove
City and Christy Kleiber of Athens; a son, Daniel Cuckler II of Arizona;
eight grandchildren; a brother, James "Jim" (Carolyn) Kleiber of
Tennessee; two aunts, Irma Glendening of Delaware and Harriet Balderson
of Marysville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends,
Joe and Joyce Freeman and Mardelle and Dean Wiseman of Grove City and
Erma and Reid Kette of Grandview.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral
Home, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until
the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Franklin County Unit, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215-1165.

WALTER J. SPARKS
Walter J. Sparks, 87, of Hilliard died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He had retired from the Fisher Body Division of General Motors after 29
years of service as a security guard. He was a paratrooper in World War
II and was a life member of VFW 4931 and the DAV. He was of the Baptist
faith. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be
greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Henry K. and
Della Salyers Sparks and was predeceased by two sisters, two brothers
and three grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pansy E. Reynolds Sparks of Hilliard;
a son, Ronald A. (Margaret) Sparks of Hilliard; five daughters, Rebecca
S. (Gary) Brown of Plain City, Nancy L. (Daniel) Phillips of Unionville
Center, Wilma J. (James Donohoe) Sparks of London, Patricia A. (Roger)
Penwell of North Lewisburg and Roberta L. (Tim) Martin of Galloway;
grandchildren, Ramona J. (Matthew) Nicol and Cody L. (Leslie) Phillips
of Marysville; Jacqueline S. Phillips of Unionville Center and her
fiance Robb Hill of Richwood, Andrew M. and Karly M. Martin of Galloway
and Cory M. and Audrey R. Penwell of North Lewisburg; great-grandsons,
Derek R.M. and Deven L. Nicol of Marysville; and a sister, Mae Fortner
of Huntington, W.Va.
A private family service will be held at the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265
Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.

ROBERT DEAN "ROBBIE" FEE
Robert Dean "Robbie" Fee, 46, of Newark died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Dec. 19, 2001, in Newark.
He was self-employed as a concrete finisher. He was a 1974 graduate of
Marysville High School and enjoyed the Cleveland Browns, hunting and
Winston Cup NASCAR racing.
He was born Sept. 11, 1955, in Columbus to Robert D. and M. Sue Price
Fee and was predeceased by his father.
In addition to his mother of Marysville, he is survived by a sister,
Linda S. (Terry) Schmitter and family of Ostrander; and a brother, Duane
(Deanna) Fee and family of Marysville.
At the request of the deceased, a private family service will be held at
a later date.

FREDERICK "FRITZ" DANIEL
Frederick "Fritz" Daniel, 56, of Delaware died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at
his home.
He was a longtime Delaware resident and worked for the Liebert
Corporation. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, attended
Highpoint Nazarene Church and was the assistant baseball coach for Hayes
High School for the past 11 years.
He was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Columbus to William Harold and Thelma
Whaley Daniel and was predeceased by his wife, Carole Ruth in 1997.
He is survived by a son, Jacob (Mickie) Daniel of Marysville; two
daughters, Tracy Daniel of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Amanda Daniel of
Delaware; two grandchildren, Gunner and Cannon of Marysville; his
parents of Mesa, Ariz.; three sisters, Gaynell Hughes of Ulysses, Ky.,
Carol (Butch) King of Mesa and Judy (Carl) McClaskey of Mesa; and a
brother, William (Sharyn) Daniel Jr. of Columbus.
The Rev. Kevin Seymour will officiate at a memorial service at 7 p.m.
Thursday at Highpoint Nazarene Church, 795 Pollock Road, Delaware.
Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
The Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bennettbrownrodman.com.


CHESTER S. ROBERTSON
Chester S. Robertson, 85, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was a graduate of Essex and Richwood High Schools. He was a retired
carpenter and with his wife, owned and operated the Richwood Apple
Orchard on North Franklin Street for many years.
He was born Jan. 4, 1916, in Union County to the late Robert and Molly
Fields Robertson and was predeceased by two brothers, Quint and Oliver
Robertson; and a sister, Lena Moore. He married Maxine Blaine Jan. 15,
1937, and she died Aug. 19, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald R. Robertson of Dayton and Dan G.
Robertson of Denver; two grandchildren, Paul (Jackie) Robertson and
Kelly (Troy) Gillology; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn and
Nathaniel Robertson.
Graveside services were held Monday at the Price Cemetery. The Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood handled arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus.

CHESTER S. ROBERTSON
Chester S. Robertson, 85, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Marion.
He was a graduate of Essex and Richwood High Schools. He was a retired
carpenter and with his wife, owned and operated the Richwood Apple
Orchard on North Franklin Street for many years.
He was born Jan. 4, 1916, in Union County to the late Robert and Molly
Fields Robertson and was predeceased by two brothers, Quint and Oliver
Robertson; and a sister, Lena Moore. He married Maxine Blaine Jan. 15,
1937, and she died Aug. 19, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald R. Robertson of Dayton and Dan G.
Robertson of Denver; two grandchildren, Paul (Jackie) Robertson and
Kelly (Troy) Gillology; and two great-grandchildren, Autumn and
Nathaniel Robertson.
Graveside services were held today at the Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus.

TALITHA B. PAYNE
Talitha B. Payne, 89, of Milford Center died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother who loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings,
playing cards and being outdoors working in her yard. She was a member
of the Milford Center United Methodist Church and was a faithful
volunteer for Community Meals.
She was born in Marysville July 14, 1912, to the late Verl and Anna
"Lizzy" Kechele Graves and was predeceased by two infant children; two
brothers, Albert and Harry Graves; a sister, Madeline Wilson; and a
granddaughter, Kimberly A. Scott. She married Andrew J. Payne July 26,
1936, and he died Aug. 18. 1979.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy M. (Richard) Scott of
Marysville, Martha J. Barker of Milford Center and Mary P. (Lamarr)
Coleman of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Karyl Scott, Andy Scott,
Tracy Davis, Kelly Wilgus, Ron Barker, Andrea Weaver and Treasa Rea; 13
great-grandchildren, a sister, Betty (Chet) Clegg of North Carolina;
three sisters-in-law, Mina Bidwell and Pearl Marshall of Arizona and
Louise Graves of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and many
good friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Renee Ahern and Ronald Payne will officiate and burial
will be at the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be Ron Barker, Andy Scott, Dave Davis, Randy Wilgus,
Jeff Rea and Mike Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


HELEN MARIE HOUSMAN
Helen Marie Housman, 70, of New Dover died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001,
surrounded by her family at Milcrest Nursing Center after a two-month
illness.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a former member of the
New Dover United Methodist Church and Glad Tidings Tabernacle. She
enjoyed rides in the country, watching butterflies, soap operas and
especially time with her grandchildren.
She was born April 11, 1931, in Newark to the late Theodore and Cora
Lansdown Dodd and was predeceased by twin brothers, Robert and Harold
Dodd; a brother, Charles Dodd; and a sister, Betty Jane Emmert. She
married Robert A. Housman May 25, 1955, in Milford Center and he died
Oct. 22, 1989, after 46 years of marriage.
She is survived by two daughters, Treena (Larry) Blue of New Dover and
Theresa (Randy) Organ of Marysville; three grandchildren, Robin (Mike)
Thompson, Tina Blue and Randi Organ; a great-grandchild, Trinity Alexis
Thompson; and a brother, James (Shirley) Dodd of Marysville
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Huff of Chirstian Assembly Church officiated and
burial was at Mount Herman Cemetery. Calling hours were held from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

GEORGE E. ENGLISH
George E. English, 70, of Galloway died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at
Arlington Court Nursing Home in Upper Arlington.
He retired from Kal Kan after 10 years and was the meat clerk for Meijer
at Sawmill Road for 12 years. He graduated from Athens High School in
1950 and was an avid OSU Buckeye fan.
He was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Pennsylvania to the late George H. and
Clara English.
He is survived by three sons, George (Paula) English, Thomas English and
his fiancee Yolanda Barcus and Robert (Gwen Sagraves) English and
Angelic; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Howard English.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Jerry Brooker will officiate. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


NELDA J. HENESY
Nelda J. Henesy, 71, of Marysville died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, in the
intensive care unit of Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker and loving mother, she had worked as an office assistant for
Drs. James Sampsel and Jacob Eberfield and retired from the Marysville
Public Library. She had attended both the Pottersburg and Peoria United
Methodist churches and attended school in the Richwood and Radnor areas.
She was an accomplished trumpet player and played in dance bands during
and after high school. She enjoyed watching baseball and Ohio State
basketball and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for
being a very hard worker throughout her life.
She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Delaware County, the youngest of three
children of the late Joseph Dale and Emma Frances Norris Bailey, and was
predeceased by two sons, Robert Wesley Erwin and Steven Ray Erwin; a
sister, Mildred Anthony; and a brother, Richard Bailey. She married
Donald W. Henesy May 28, 1977, and he died Aug. 3, 1987.
She is survived by a son, William "Bill" Erwin of Marysville; nine
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; former daughters-in-law, Wendy
Erwin Davis of DeGraff, Patricia Erwin Little of Marysville and Betty
Erwin of Columbus; a stepson, Donald W. Henesy of Los Angeles; two
stepdaughters, Barbara (Robert) Youngerman and Peggy (Michael) Richards
of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home and
burial was at the Middleburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital of Union County,
500 London Ave., Marysville.

JOEL CURTIS BROFFORD SR.
Joel Curtis Brofford Sr., 47, of Logan died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, at
Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and was a member
of U.S.W.A. Union Local 843. Next to his family, he enjoyed music and
riding his Harley.
He was predeceased by a sister, Tina Rogers in 2000; and a cousin, J.R.
Brofford in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Ginny (Love) Brofford; children, Joel Curtis
(Amanda) Brofford Jr. of Grove City, Krista (Tony) Campbell of Grove
City, Joshua Richard Douglas Brofford and his fiancee, Kimmy Miller of
Grove City; seven grandchildren, Brittney, Jayme, Cody, Ginny, Ashley,
Nathan and Joshua Jr.; his parents, Richard and Patricia Brofford of
Galloway; a stepdaughter, Michelle Lee Walden of Logan; a brother, Mark
Brofford of Pataskala; two sisters, Shelby Brofford of Plain City and
Aerika Brofford of Galloway; and numerous relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tidd Funeral
Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

DONALD E. "FLASH" EVILSIZOR
Donald E. "Flash" Evilsizor, 53, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 20,
2001, at Riverside Hospice after a hard-fought and courageous battle
with cancer since 1999.
He worked for the Scotts Company for 30 years and was a member of Moose
Lodge 1651. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and good country music.
He was born July 14, 1948, in Irwin to Ralph and Harriett Walker
Evilsizor and was predeceased by his father, a sister, Eloise Rogers;
and a brother, Raymond Evilsizor.
He is survived by his mother; his wife, Cathy M. Price Evilsizor whom he
married Feb. 14, 1998; two children, Ryan and Megan Arthur; seven
siblings, Paul (Gwenn) Evilsizor, Irene Howell, Bernice Baker, James
(Linda) Evilsizor, Roger (Zadie) Evilsizor, Doris Evilsizor and Hal
Evilsizor; his mother-in-law, Margaret Price; two sisters-in-law,
Barbara Dranschak and Sheryl Rice; three brothers-in-law, Bruce, John
and Dan Price; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHESTER S ROBERTSON
Chester S. Robertson, 85, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Marion.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Price Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
A full obituary will appear in the next issue of the newspaper.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.


NELDA J. HENESY
Nelda J. Henesy, 71, of Marysville died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, in the
intensive care unit of Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker and loving mother, she had worked as an office assistant for
Drs. James Sampsel and Jacob Eberfield and retired from the Marysville
Public Library. She had attended both the Pottersburg and Peoria United
Methodist churches and attended school in the Richwood and Radnor areas.
She was an accomplished trumpet player and played in dance bands during
and after high school. She enjoyed watching baseball and Ohio State
basketball and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for
being a very hard worker throughout her life.
She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Delaware County, the youngest of three
children of the late Joseph Dale and Emma Frances Norris Bailey, and was
predeceased by two sons, Robert Wesley Erwin and Steven Ray Erwin; a
sister, Mildred Anthony; and a brother, Richard Bailey. She married
Donald W. Henesy May 28, 1977, and he died Aug. 3, 1987.
She is survived by a son, William "Bill" Erwin of Marysville; nine
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; former daughters-in-law, Wendy
Erwin Davis of DeGraff, Patricia Erwin Little of Marysville and Betty
Irwin of Columbus; a stepson, Donald W. Henesy of Los Angeles; two
stepdaughters, Barbara (Robert) Youngerman and Peggy (Michael) Richards
of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Huff will officiate and
burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5
p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital of Union County,
500 London Ave., Marysville.

WILLIAM "BILL" EDWARD SPIERLING
William "Bill" Edward Spierling, 79, of Delaware died Monday, Dec. 17,
2001, at the Arbors of Delaware.
A resident of Delaware for most of his life, he was a graduate of
Grandview High School and attended OSU. A dairy and grain farmer, he
retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Meat Inspection. He was a
Member of Hiram Masonic Lodge 18, Delaware Chapter 54, Sydney Moore
Council 84, AA Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine Temple
and Delaware Shrine Club. He was a lifetime member of the Delaware
Riding Club and the Delaware County Fair.
He was born Oct. 18, 1922, to the late William Edward and Helen Kate
Palmer Spierling Sr. and was predeceased by his wife, Margaret.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara of Delaware; a son, Bill of
Delaware; a brother, Robert of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Leslie and Alyson
Spierling of Pittsburgh; a nephew, Michael Anderson of South Point,
Ore.; and many close friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Robinson Funeral Home
in Delaware where Masonic memorial services will be conducted by members
of Hiram Lodge at 7 p.m. Friends are invited to gather at the family
home following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Wilds Nature Preserve,
Cumberland, Ohio 43732, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences via the web at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

DIATRA "DEEDEE" WILD
Diatra "DeeDee" Wild, 39, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at
her residence.
She was a 1980 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.
She was born April 15, 1962, in Columbus and is survived by her parents,
Francis Arnett of Mechanicsburg and Mary A. Arnett of Marysville; two
children, Dustin and Arianne; two brothers, Ed (Paula) Arnett of
Somerset and Jeff Arnett of Pataskala; two sisters, JoAnn Hall of Urbana
and Linda McDonald of Mechanicsburg; several nieces and nephews; and
special friend and nurse, Gail Brenaman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Jim Jenkerson
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

MARY E. WELDON
Mary E. Weldon, 84, of Jeromesville died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Good
Shepherd Nursing Home in Ashland.
She had been a school dietician at West Holmes High School.
She was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late Charles and
Mary Ramsey Freeland and was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Wisard; a
brother, Charles Freeland; and on Aug. 30, 1994, by her husband Louis
Weldon.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice (Lowell) Steinbrenner of
Chatham, N.Y., and Joyce (James) Miller of Jeromesville; a son, Thomas
Weldon of Marysville; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Robert Freeland of Tallahassee, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Fickes Funeral
Home in Jeromesville. The Rev. James Fravel will officiate and burial
will be at the New Pittsburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 9451
Ashland Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691, or the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society, 520 S. Main, Suite 2501, Akron, Ohio 44311-1010.

CHARLES "BERT" MEAD
Charles "Bert" Mead, 80, of Richwood died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a 1939 graduate of Richwood High School and a World War II
veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from the Boise Cascade Co. in
Marion and was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church,
International Paper Workers Union 1313 and the former Richwood Lions
Club. He was a life member of DAV in Marysville, life member and past
commander of Richwood VFW Post 870 and member and past commander of
Baccarat American Legion Post 40. He had retired after years of service
with the Richwood Fire Department. He had served the community as a past
councilman, with the Richwood Police Department, the Union County
Sheriff's Department and the Richwood Fair Board. He had been active
with the Claibourne PTA. After retiring, he worked at the Parish
Thomasson Hardware Store in Richwood.
He was born June 5, 1921, in Marion to the late Jesse J. and Starling D.
White Mead. He was predeceased in 1953 by his first wife, Mabel Elliott
whom he married in 1944.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis A. Skidmore Mead whom he married
June 26, 1955, at the Richwood First United Methodist Church; a son,
John (Pam) Mead of Richwood; a daughter, Lisa Robinson of Richwood; two
grandchildren, Brooke and Joseph Mead; step-grandchildren, Mindy (Chad)
Fitch and Meagan Patrick; step-great-grandchildren, Bryce, Blake and
Brittany Fitch; and a brother, Richard C. (Lois) mead of Morristown,
N.J.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran's military services will be
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion Post. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United
Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, or the Northern Union
County Fire Association, 602 N. Franklin St., Richwood.

HELEN MARIE HOUSMAN
Helen Marie Housman, 70, of New Dover died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001,
surrounded by her family at Milcrest Nursing Center after a two-month
illness.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a former member of the
New Dover United Methodist Church and Glad Tidings Tabernacle. She
enjoyed rides in the country, watching butterflies, soap operas and
especially time with her grandchildren.
She was born April 11, 1931, in Newark to the late Theodore and Cora
Lansdown Dodd and was predeceased by twin brothers, Robert and Harold
Dodd; two brothers, James (Shirley) Dodd of Marysville and Charles Dodd;
and a sister, Betty Jane Emmert. She married Robert A. Housman May 25,
1955, in Milford Center and he died Oct. 22, 1989, after 46 years of
marriage.
She is survived by two daughters, Treena (Larry) Blue of New Dover and
Theresa (Randy) Organ of Marysville; three grandchildren, Robin (Mike)
Thompson, Tina Blue and Randi Organ; and a great-grandchild, Trinity
Alexis Thompson.
Funeral services were held today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

ANN L. BORDER
Ann L. Border, 79, of Marysville, formerly of the Ostrander area, died
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2001.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed bingo and loved her grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Crooksville to the late Harley and Lilly
Cook McNabb. She married William V. Border Dec. 26, 1941, and he died
Dec. 20, 1995.
She is survived by her children, Robert L. (Rosie) Border of New
Orleans, Ronald V. Border of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Linda S. (Jeffrey)
Opphile of Marysville; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Roy Burton will officiate and burial will be at Forest
Lawn Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

LOWELL MEREDITH SMITH
Lowell Meredith Smith, 55, of Marysville died Dec. 15, 2001, at his home
after an illness with cancer.
He was an associate for TKS Industrial Company in Columbus for 13 years.
A 1965 graduate of Lima Senior High School, he as a veteran of the U.S.
Navy, serving on the aircraft carrier Shangri-la from 1965 to 1969
during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Marysville Christian Church
where he served as deacon and trustee. He enjoyed woodworking, coin
collecting, playing the harmonica and word puzzles.
He was born Oct. 20, 1946, in Lima to Robert Meredith and Mildred Irene
Wheeler Smith and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Columbus; his wife, Rita Louise McCleery
Smith whom he married Sept. 25, 1970, at the Maynard Avenue United
Methodist Church in Columbus; a son, Jason W. Smith of Grove City; two
sisters, Mary (Brant) Tedrow of Groveport and Janet Haran of Columbus;
two brothers, Ronald A. (Karen) Smith of Massachusetts and Leland R.
Smith of Raymond; a sister-in-law, Virginia Cotner of Grove City; his
mother- and father-in-law, William and Diana McCleery of Grove City; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marysville
Christian Church. The Rev. David Hubert will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by
the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Hospice at
Riverside. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at underwoodfuneral.com.


HELEN MAY SMITH
Helen May Smith, 78, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at OSU
Medical Center after a two-week illness.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blue Star Mothers
and VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary. She enjoyed family picnics, fishing, bingo,
flower gardening and euchre.
She was born July 9, 1923, in Marysville to the late Robert and Ethel
Henderson Mummey and was predeceased by three sisters, Dorothy Means,
Polly Kleiber and Ruth Mummey; a brother, Robert Mummey Jr.; her first
husband, Virgil Webb who died during World War II in Italy; and two
sons, Virgil Webb Jr., who died in the Vietnam War, and a 3-year-old
son, Danny Smith.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John J. Smith whom she
married Oct. 5, 1949, in Greenup, Ky.; two daughters, Ruth Ann (John)
King and Margaret L. Smith of Marysville; nine grandchildren, John and
Kevin Webb, John Simpson, Tonya (Greg) Spires, Tracey Adams, David
(Melissa) King, Shannon Smith, Jason Smith and James R. (Kimberly)
Smith; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, George Kleiber of
Marysville; and a special aunt, Ruth Roof of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Craig Jones will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

JAMIE SLONE
Jamie Slone, 31, of Magnetic Springs died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 14,
2001 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A 1988 graduate of North Union High School, he was assistant manager for
Marcy Industries in Richwood where he had worked for the last five
years. He was an avid Cleveland Browns football fan and helped coach his
sons' baseball teams with North Union Baseball for Boys.
He was born Jan. 13, 1970, in Delaware and was predeceased by a brother,
Jerry Wayne Slone.
He is survived by his father, James Slone of Magnetic Springs; his
mother, Linda Baldridge Ridgeway of Mount Victory; his wife, Lynn Jones
Slone whom he married June 13, 1998; and four children, Mark,
Christopher, Sara and Kayla Slone; two sisters, Arica Ridgeway of Mount
Victory and Cynthia Ann Jones of Richwood; and paternal grandparents,
Ruby and Silas Slone of Riverview, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral home in Richwood. The Rev. Carrol Mathys will officiate and
burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

LOUISE A. PARTHEMER
Louise A. Parthemer, 84, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at
OSU Hospital.
She was a former legal secretary and was retired from AAA. For the past
seven years, she was employed by the Kroger Company as a part-time
product demonstrator. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Marysville and a 50-year member of Portia Chapter 448 OES in
North Lewisburg. She was an avid sports fan, especially enjoying major
league baseball and the Buckeyes.
She was born May 18, 1917, in Villa to the late Eldon and Ruth Huffman
Allender and was predeceased by a brother, Lee Allender; and her
husbands, Robert Miller in 1969 and George Parthemer in 1994.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn L. (Joe) Ohler of Marysville
and John D. Miller of Powell; grandsons, Andrew J. (Tricia) Ohler and
Todd J. Ohler; great-grandsons, Jim and Tom Ohler; a sister, Ann Bernard
of Springfield; a brother, Lewis Allender; a sister-in-law, JoAnn
Allender of Columbus; nieces, Cindy (Terry) Haggy, Bonnie (Dan) Schutte,
Molly Bernard and Marlie Locke; and nephews, Leonard (Linda) Kadel and
Dan (Becky) Allender.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 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.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
Bulding Fund.

WILLIAM FRANCIS MCEVOY
William Francis "Pat" McEvoy, 87, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 16,
2001, at Heartland of Marysville. A retired farmer, he was a member of
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Grange and enjoyed hunting.
He was born May 12, 1914, in Dover Township to the late Patrick J. and
Margaret M. Powers McEvoy and is survived by his wife, Genese Guy McEvoy
whom he married Feb. 4, 1951; a daughter, Sandy L. (Phillip) Slane of
Ostrander; two sons, Patrick D. McEvoy of Franklin and Michael (Tammy)
McEvoy of Marysville; grandchildren, Kimberly (Kris) Madden, Daniel
(Angie) Slane, Jennifer (Rob) Asbury and Shannon McEvoy;
great-grandchildren, Brett and Jared Madden, Malory, Phillip and Cory
Slane and Bridget, Samantha and Ross Asbury; three sisters Mary
Armstrong of Springfield, Catherine (LeRoy) Ellis and Patricia (Richard)
Croy of Marysville; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins in Ireland and
friends.
Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be
at Mount Herman Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.

SHIRLEY ANN MACDONALD
Shirley Ann MacDonald, 59, of Bellefontaine died Saturday, Dec. 15,
2001, at her home.
She was a cosmetologist and a devoted homemaker and for seven years was
the owner of a styling salon in Wapakoneta where she featured Men's hair
styling. She was also employed at several styling salons in the Logan
County area. She enjoyed gardening and home interior designing.
She was born March 23, 1942, in Huntsville to the late Faye and Lucille
Lash Pool and was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Pool.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon MacDonald whom she married March
1987 in Bellefontaine; two daughters, Brenda (Gregory) Beecher of
Marysville and Denise (Todd) kipker of Belle Center; a stepdaughter,
Kimberly (Chris) Zachar of Denver; a stepson, Clark (Diane) MacDonald of
Upper Arlington; five grandchildren, Chad Beecher, Kyle Beecher, Shayla
Kipker, Devin Kipker and Gordon MacDonald; six brothers, Faye Pool Jr.
of Willard, Jim Pool, Bob Pool and George Pool of Bellefontaine and Ed
Pool and Roger Pool of Bryan; a sister, Susie Hunsicker of
Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Gene Marine will officiate and burial
will be at the Huntsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 463, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or Tricare Hospice, 205 Palmer
Ave., Bellefontaine.


HELEN MARIE HOUSMAN
Helen Marie Housman, 70, of New Dover died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001,
surrounded by her family at Milcrest Nursing Center after a two-month
illness.
She was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a former member of the
New Dover United Methodist Church and Glad Tidings Tabernacle. She
enjoyed rides in the country, watching butterflies, soap operas and
especially time with her grandchildren.
She was born April 11, 1931, in Newark to the late Theodore and Cora
Lansdown Dodd and was predeceased by twin brothers, Robert and Harold
Dodd; a brother, Charles Dodd; and a sister, Betty Jane Emmert. She
married Robert A. Housman May 25, 1955, in Milford Center and he died
Oct. 22, 1989, after 46 years of marriage.
She is survived by two daughters, Treena (Larry) Blue of New Dover and
Theresa (Randy) Organ of Marysville; three grandchildren, Robin (Mike)
Thompson, Tina Blue and Randi Organ; and a great-grandchild, Trinity
Alexis Thompson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Huff of Christian Assembly
Church will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


WARD L. "HERK" DAVIE
Ward L. "Herk" Davie, 63, of Rockbridge, formerly of Raymond, died
unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
Involved in building construction since 1966, he was a well-known brick
mason in the Marysville area and throughout Ohio and had a longtime
association with local contractors Kenny Segner and Larry Johnson. A
loving husband, father and grandfather, he and his wife moved to
southern Ohio to enjoy their fox trotting and racking horses, trail
riding and camping. While his children were growing, he and his family
raised and showed quarter horses and he was a former advisor for the
original Bit and Bridle 4-H Club in Union County.
He bought and sold horses and tack, judged for open class horse shows
and shod his own horses. He enjoyed wood projects, yard sales and
campfires with friends. He was dependable help to his children in
various projects at their home and on the farm. He was of the Methodist
faith and was a former member of the Heart of Ohio Saddle Club and the
American Quarter Horse Association. He was a former volunteer fireman
fro Liberty Township in Raymond.
He was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Raymond to the late Carl J. and Ruth Grant
Davie and was predeceased by four brothers, Nathaniel Davie, Carl Davie
Jr., Tom David and James David; and four sisters, Joy Brehm, Esther
Beightler, Ruby Fisher and Laura Jean Penny.
He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Barry Rausch Davie whom he married
Feb. 6, 1965, in Rushylvania; four children, Sharon (Nick) Johnson of
Zanesfield, R. Lee Rausch of Wilmington, N.C., and Debra (Jim Rogers)
Sweeney and Steve (Angie) Rausch of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
David Johnson, B.J. Phillips, Melanie Sweeney and Austin, Chelsie,
Brittany and Caleb Rausch; a brother, John (Betty) Davie of
Bellefontaine; a sister, Janet "Peg" Anderson of Delaware; his
mother-in-law, Frances M. Amrine of Marysville; sisters-in-law, Dorothy
and Beulah Davie of Bellefontaine and Shirley Davie of Richwood; a
brother-in-law, Bob Brehm of Raymond; many nieces and nephews; and
special friends, Phyllis Jackson, Mike and Bobbi McGrady, Jack and Betty
Haffner and "Doc" and Mary Jo DeGood.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and beginning
at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home. A car procession
will form at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for graveside
services at the Raymond Cemetery. The Rev. Frank E. Kampel, O.S.L. will
officiate.
Pall bearers will be the deceased's closest friends, Dan Davie, Wayne
Rogers, "Doc" DeGood, Sam Jackson, John McBride, Dale Corbin, Doug
Kilfian, Kevin Poling, Ron Masters and Lloyd Segner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Fire
Department in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhhome.com.

BARBARA A. CARTER
Barbara A. Carter, 61, of Raymond died unexpectedly Friday at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was retired from Honda of America and had formerly
worked at Nestle and DecRite. She was a loving wife and mother who
enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.
She was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Peoria to the late Pearl L. and Carrie M.
Hayman Shirk and was predeceased by her first husband, William J.
Bartel.
She is survived by her second husband, Lloyd Z. Carter; a son, Roland E.
"Boots" Bartel of Raymond; two grandchildren, Miranda D. and William E.
Bartel; two sisters, Alice Alloway and Sandra (Pearl) Cline; a brother,
Jerry (Edith) Shirk; and a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and
Hazel Carter of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James Taylor
will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HOWARD EUGENE "GENE" SOMERLOT
Howard Eugene "Gene" Somerlot, 54, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of
Newburgh, Ind., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at his residence.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, was an avid golfer,
coached his daughters' softball teams and enjoyed water sports. He
served in Germany in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion
Post 368 and the Moose Lodge in Delaware.
He was born March 7, 1947, and was predeceased by his father, Paul
Somerlot. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Linda Somerlot; two
daughters, Kiersten of Cumming and Keili of Michigan City, Ind.; his
mother, Mary Somerlot of Prospect; a grandson, Cain of Michigan City;
and two sisters, Paula Bingley of Prospect and Vicky Hardie of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Alexander
Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, Newburgh. The Rev. Spencer R.
Downs will officiate. Friends may call from 1 until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital; the American
Cancer Society; or Healthfield Hospice, 6600 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta,
Ga. 30309.

MARY RUTHELLA CLARK SMART

Mary Ruthella Clark Smart, 86, of Ostrander died Thursday, Dec. 13,
2001, in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
A lifetime resident of Delaware County, she was a graduate of Ostrander
High School. She was a member of Millcreek Baptist Church and the
Ostrander Senior Citizens.
She was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Delaware County on Route 37 in her
great-grandmother Jackson's house to the late Charles Edward and Celia
Marilla Jackson Clark and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Ralph Holt
Jr.; two brothers, George and Floyd Clark; a sister, Geneva Williams;
two great-grandchildren, James and Christina Gregory; and several nieces
and nephews. She married Leonard E. Smart July 16, 1937, and he died
Nov. 19, 1998, four months after their 61st wedding anniversary.
She is survived by three daughters, Ella Ruth Holt, Rosemary Stowers and
Wanda (Gary) Cramer of Ostrander; eight grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Millcreek Baptist
Church in Ostrander. The Revs. David Rush and Pat Bruce will officiate
and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5
p.m. Sunday at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 59 N. Fourth St.,
Ostrander, Ohio 43061.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MABEL SMALL

Mabel Small, 84, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a waitress for many years in the Columbus area until becoming
disabled in her early 60s.
She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Graun, Ky., to the late Ollie and Madge
Stapleton Frazier and was predeceased by three brothers, Royce Frazier,
Victor Frazier and Noah Carl Frazier; and two sisters, Joyce Dunbar and
Nadine Frazier.
She is survived by two daughters, Mitzi (Harold) Haberman of Delaware
and Carolyn Wilkinson of Florida; a son, Roger Small of Columbus; nine
grandchildren, Pete (Jaydeen) Haberman, Brian (Karen) Haberman, Lori
(Marvin) Watson, Lisa Marie (Rick) Carter and Kristi, Alan, Joshua,
Jimmy and Yolanda; seven great-grandchildren, Amber Watson, Stephanie
Tanner, Keri Tanner, Alexander Haberman, Shanya Haberman, Scott Carter
and Hayley Carter; a brother, Robert Frazier; and four sisters, Clair
Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Betty Nickell and Carol Bailey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
home in Plain City. Friends may call from noon until the time of the
service.

ALICE CATHARINE BRITENBUCHER
Alice Catharine Britenbucher, 96, a resident of Brethren Care Village in
Ashland, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001.
She was a graduate of Ashland High School and Oberlin Business School.
For a number of years she was bookkeeper for Judge Mildred Myers in the
Probate Juvenile Court Division and she was secretary for the First
Christian Church in Ashland for 22 years. She was an active member of
First Christian Church where she served as Sunday School pianist and
taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. She was very active in the
Christian Women's Fellowship on the local, district and state level and
was honored as elder emeritus of the church. She was an active member
and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star Ashland Chapter 92, a
member of the Past Matrons group, the Town and Country Garden Club and
Halcyon Club and was a Red Cross volunteer at Samaritan hospital for 15
years.
She was born Nov. 14, 1905, in East Liverpool to the late Edwin Watson
and Nellie Jane Roach Craven and was predeceased by a sister and a
brother. She married Carl Knox Britenbucher May 30, 1929, and he died
Dec. 14, 1990.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Vernon) Scheiderer of
Marysville and Joyce (Guy) Waltman of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a
granddaughter; and a sister, Mildred Bishop of Ashland.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home, 313 Center St., Ashland. Chaplain
Kenneth Lindecamp will officiate and burial will be at the Ashland
Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 405
Cottage St., Ashland, Ohio 44805, or Brethren Care Village, 2000 Center
St., Ashland, Ohio 44805.

LINDA G. COLEMAN
Linda G. Coleman, 54, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 8, 1947, the youngest daughter of Dorothy May of
Columbus and Wilmont May of Wellston.
She is survived by three children, Mechelle (Christopher) Davis of Plain
City, Denese Coleman of Atlanta, Ga., and George W. Coleman III of
Hilliard; seven grandchildren, Justin Davis, Shea Hale, Aaron Davis,
Christopher Davis, Zachary Hale, Ashley Hale and Tyler Hale; brother,
Robert Blue of Rio Grande; and a sister, Sharon Grothaus of Idaho Falls,
Idaho.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Schoedinger
State Street Chapel, 229 E. State St., Columbus, and burial will be at
Union Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4 to
8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 574 S.
18th St., Columbus, Ohio 43205.

OPAL B. LONGBERRY
Opal B. Longberry, 91, of rural Richwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a 1928 graduate of Byhalia High School and was a homemaker. She
was a former member of Grace Chapel and its WSCS and the Progressive
Buds Garden Club. She attended York-McKendree United Methodist Church.
She was born June 4, 1910, in Union County to the late Kelly and Maude
Looman Cook and was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Cook and a sister,
Hazel Clark. She married Starling L. Longberry and he died Sept. 16,
2000.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Olen) McAllister of Columbus; and
a granddaughter, Dixie (Russell) Bryant of Springfield
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and
burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the York-McKendree church, 28414
Route 739, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358.

VERNON T. HOFFMAN
Vernon T. Huffman, 90, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a former employee of the city of Marysville and retired from
Dennison Engineering in 1976. He was a loving dad and grandpa who loved
his family. He enjoyed Ohio State basketball, the Cincinnati Reds,
county fairs and harness racing.
He was born Aug. 6, 1911, in Hilliard to the late Herbert and Nettie
Trish Hoffman and was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Jean; two
brothers, Milburn and Alfred Hoffman; and a sister, Louise Mertz.
He is survived by his wife, Magdalena D. Herchenhahn whom he married
April 10, 1936; children, Don (Phyllis) Hoffman and Joan (Robert) Cook
of Marysville, Sara Hoffman of Dublin and Virgil Hoffman of Richwood;
grandchildren, Suzi (Richard) Bergandine, Sandy (Robert) McNary, Mickie
(Jacob) Daniel, Sally Hay, Tim Hay, Karen Gilmore, Eddie (Shannon) Hay,
Greta (Jeff) Graham, Mary Gould and Greg Tillman; and special friends,
Judy Salyers and Steve Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
St. John's Lutheran Church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church trust
fund A or Hospice at Grady in care of the funeral home.

JENNIE PEARL BROWN CAMPBELL

Jennie Pearl Brown Campbell, 78, of Hilliard died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert William Campbell Sr. and
three sisters, Viola Shaffer, Opal Malott and Frances Kestler.
She is survived by three daughters, Sharon Wright of Troy, Beverly
(Andrew) Greenbaum of Marysville and Jennifer (William) Boehm of Grove
City; two sons, Herbert William Campbell Jr. and Michael (Jody) Campbell
of Plain City; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three
sisters, Bernice Miller of Leesburg, Willimae Davidson of Lynchburg and
Carol (Bob) Williams of Allensburg.
Funeral services were held today at the Davis Turner Funeral Home, 201
Broadway St., Lynchburg.
Condolences may be expressed at www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.

OSCAR G. SCHEIDERER
Oscar G. Scheiderer, 90, of Milford Center died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at
The Gables in Green Pastures.
He retired from farming at the age of 60 and became involved with the
Windsor Singers, directing them for nine years and singing in the chorus
for a number of years after that. He organized the Windsor progressive
euchre parties and was inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
May 24, 1994.
He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church were he served on
the church council for more than 20 years and on the building committee
until the new church was built in 1963. He sang in the church choir for
many years and played on the dartball team for more than 40 years. He
played trumpet in the Chuckery Band from 1928 to 1942 and in the church
brass ensemble. He also played in the Madison Community Band in London
and the 112th Medical Regiment Band in Columbus.
He served as a Union Township Trustee for 24 years and during his tenure
a new fire and trustee house was built in Milford Center and an
emergency squad and several fire trucks were added to the fire
department. He served on the Landmark Co-op board of directors for 21
years. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards and watching sports
and especially enjoyed watching his granddaughters play softball,
volleyball and basketball.
He was born Nov. 3, 1911, in Milford Center to the late Martin and
Margaret Scheiderer and was predeceased by a son, Richard L. Scheiderer,
an infant daughter, Julia Scheiderer; a stepson, Leon Nicol; two
brothers, Herman and Alfred Scheiderer; a sister, Eleanor DeLancey; his
first wife, Leona Thiergartner Scheiderer; and his second wife, Emma
Nicol Scheiderer.
He is survived by a daughter, Pat (Larry) Blinn of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Kathy (David) Picklesimer of Milford Center;
granddaughters, April (Jimmy) Foley, Amy, Amber and Annette Scheiderer;
a sister, Charlotte Doellinger of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; a stepson,
Willard (Mildred) Nicol of Dublin; a step-daughter-in-law, Mary Ann
Nicol of Marysville; a sister-in-law, MaeEtta Thiergartner of Plain
City; step-grandchildren, Tim Blinn, Mark Blinn, Brenda (Tony) Plank,
Mike (Lori) Picklesimer, Erin (Jim) Andrews, Mark and Ryan Picklesimer,
Jeff and Mike Nicol, Keith (Chris) Nicol, Mark (Colleen) Nicol and Janet
Nicol; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and
step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Helen Myers of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Milford Center. The Rev. Gerald Matzge will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Loving
Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

EDNA IRENE MCMAHON MANGUS
Edna Irene McMahon Mangus, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001.
She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Union County and was predeceased by her
husband, Dr. A. Ray Mangus.
She is survived by a son, Theodore, (Jean) Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; a
stepdaughter, Margery (Ron) Kruse of Findlay; four grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mable Foreman and Bertha (Paul)
Low of Marysville, Florence Zieg of Marion, Martha Marsh of Richwood and
Ardeth (Orman) Salyer of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tidd Funeral Home,
5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at the Claibourne
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio
43218-2039, or a charity of the donor's choice.

ELLIOTT E. HOUSE
Elliott E. House, 67, of Fowlerville, Mich., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001,
at his home.
He retired after 42 years as a highway construction foreman and was a
veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by four sons, Scott (Kathy) House of Marysville, Steve,
Andrew and Christopher; two daughters, Leesa and Pamela; 16
grandchildren, including Greg, Kelli, John, Justin and Kyrstin House of
Marysville; a great-grandchild; and a sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or
the Salvation Army. Envelopes are available at the Underwood Funeral
Home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


LILLIE S. BLANKENSHIP
Lillie S. Blankenship, 90, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was born July 7, 1911, in Flat Gap, Ky., to the late Thomas Green
and Laura Vanover Skaggs and was predeceased by her husband, Millard
Blankenship; a brother, Jay Skaggs; and two sisters, Victoria Curtis and
Mattie Curtis.
She is survived by a nephew, Obera Skaggs of Marysville.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Burial
Park in Grayson, Ky.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

EDNA IRENE MCMAHON MANGUS
Edna Irene McMahon Mangus, 91, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001.
She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Union County and was predeceased by her
husband, Dr. A. Ray Mangus.
She is survived by a son, Theodore, (Jean) Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; a
stepdaughter, Margery (Ron) Kruse of Findlay; four grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mable Foreman and Bertha (Paul)
Low of Marysville, Florence Zieg of Marion, Martha Marsh of Richwood and
Ardeth (Orman) Salyer of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tidd Funeral Home,
5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at the Claibourne
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio
43218-2039, or a charity of the donor's choice.

ALBERTA EMMELINE FOUT JOHNSON
Alberta Emmeline Fout Johnson, 90, of Raymond died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001,
following a lengthy illness at Heartland of Bellefontaine where she had
lived since September 1997.
A homemaker and a farmer's wife, she was a member of the Raymond United
Methodist Church and the Raymond Country Culture Club. She enjoyed
crafts, antiques, flowers and gardening. She had lived in Raymond for 66
years.
She was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Zanesfield to the late Earl and Stella
Barnes Fout and was predeceased by three brothers, Eugene Fout, Earl
Fout and Francis "Bud" Fout; and five sisters, Ruth Retterer, Mildred
Jolliff, Dorothy Baker, Patsy Enoch and Bertha Lenora Fout. She married
Henry Johnson July 27, 1931, and he died Dec. 25, 1966.
She is survived by two sisters, Irene Ransbottom of Phoenix, Ariz., and
Eunice Hone of Bellefontaine; a sister-in-law, Mary Fout of
Bellefontaine; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends and
neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at
Green Hill Cemetery in Johnstown. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond United Methodist
Church, 21535 Main St., Raymond.

RAY PLUMMER
Robert L. Plummer, 60, of Ostrander died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He retired after 36 years as a water well driller and was the owner of
Arthur E. Plummer and Son Water Well Drilling. He graduated from Dublin
High School and was a promising football athlete. He was a member of
Delaware Moose Lodge 1167 for 27 years and his hobbies included golf,
horseshoes, playing the mandolin and loving people.
He was born March 12, 1941, in Dublin to the late Arthur E. and Betty A.
Moats Plummer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alma J. "Bobbie" Plummer whom he
married Dec. 6, 1974, at his sister's house in Delaware; a stepdaughter,
Tina (Don) Curtis of Marysville; three stepsons, Robert (Jeanie) Cook,
John Cook and Clifford (Heather) Cook of Grove City; six grandchildren,
Caleb, Michala, Christopher, Lindsay, Janee and Joshua; two sisters,
Patricia (David) Merkle of Galena and Becky (Matt) Payne of Centerburg;
two nieces, Jordan Payne of Centerburg and Daylyn Merkle of Johnstown; a
nephew, Bryan (Kathy) Merkle of Johnstown; and his beloved dog, Ben.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Mebane Pridgeon McMahon will
officiate and burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends
may call today from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Speech and Hearing
Center, 561 Central Ave. or 27 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

OSCAR G. SCHEIDERER
Oscar G. Scheiderer, 90, of Milford Center died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home.


LEWIS GERALD NEILL SR.
Lewis Gerald Neill Sr., 79, of West Mansfield died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001,
at Heartland of Bellefontaine after a short illness.
He was retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women where he was employed
for more than 19 years as a guard and transportation officer. He
formerly worked for the Jaeger Machine Company in Columbus and Nestle's
in Marysville. He enjoyed playing cards and especially enjoyed playing
euchre at the Raymond VFW, Marysville VFW, Prospect Senior Citizen
Center and Bellefontaine Senior Citizen Center.
He was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Jerome Township, the third child of the
late Cecil and Ursula Western Neill and was predeceased by a sister,
Mildred Neill Simpson. He married Gladys Johnson on July 7, 1955, and
she died May 19, 2001.
He is survived by three sons, James (Rose) Large of Kenton, Ronald
(Nancy) Large of Marion and Lewis Gerald (Becky) Neill Jr. of West
Mansfield; two daughters, Jane Arnett Motter of Bellefontaine and Terry
(Paul) Neill Segner of Broadway; 13 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Neill of Marysville; and several
nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Vince Hoying, chaplain at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima, will officiate
and burial with full military honors conducted by the Logan County
Veterans Association will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Ronald Large Jr., James Large Jr., Chad Segner,
Brian Neill, Clay Cook and Ray Payne.



NOAH LEE MOORE
Noah Lee Moore, 18 months and 2 days, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, as a
result of a house fire.
An outgoing, radiant youngster with a big smile, he was energetic,
spunky and curious. He enjoyed the water and bouncing balls and enjoyed
dancing to music. Nicknamed "The Boy" by family and friends, his
favorite song was "You Are My Sunshine," He was blue-eyed and blond and
liked to play with cars, trucks and any toy with four wheels. He would
scoot his diaper wipe container across the floor, pretending that it was
a truck. Known as "Daddy's Little Buddy," he liked to dress in
camouflage and climbed inside his father's hunting boots when he had the
chance. He was fond of his dog, "Sage."
He was born June 5, 2000, in Marysville and is survived by his loving
parents, Erin Nicole Moore and Eric Eugene Henry; maternal grandparents,
Ronald and Sharon Moore of Woodstock; paternal grandparents, Wanda L.
Henry of Marysville and Jimmie L. Henry of Florida; a great-grandmother,
Minnie (Roy) Pack of Florida; aunts and uncles, Tracy Moore of Columbus,
Ula (Rick) Clark of Middleburg, LouAnn (Donny) Reisinger of Marysville,
Jimmy L. Henry Jr. of Columbus, Robert P. (Diane) Henry of Columbus,
Dean (Jessie) Henry of Marysville, Jason (Tammy) Moore of Marysville and
Hezekiah (Rita) Moore of Milford Center; his godparents, Mark and Jamie
Cooper of Marysville; and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodstock Free
Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Hix will officiate and burial will
be at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Underwood Funeral Home and at the church two hours prior to the
service.
Memorial contributions and donations of any kind may be made to the
family in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEO "CY" SULLIVAN
Leo "Cy" Sullivan, 83, formerly of Broadway, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001,
at the Sunbridge Nursing Home in New Lexington.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a World War II Navy veteran.
He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Columbus to the late Jerry and Sara Lucy
Sullivan and was predeceased by a son, Jerry W. Sullivan, and his wife,
Ruth E. Disbennett Sullivan.
He is survived by his children, Cherry A. (Rowland) Miesse of Columbus,
Roy L. (Val) Sullivan of Morrilton, Ark., Steve P. Sullivan of Columbus
and Ronald L. (Darlene) Sullivan of Broadway; nine grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Hopper of Powell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the INGRAM FUNERAL
HOME. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.


CLARA E. "LIBBY" DUNN
Clara E. "Libby" Dunn, 85, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001, in
the comfort of her daughter's some, surrounded by her family, after a
lengthy illness.
She was a devoted homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She
formerly attended Christian Assembly Church and was a member of the
women's auxiliaries of the Moose Lodge, VFW and Eagles Lodge in
Marysville. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching television
game shows and playing cards and especially enjoyed spending time with
her family and friends.
She was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Akron to the late Robert L. and Susan A.
Manley Rice and was predeceased by a son, James L. Dunn; a son-in-law,
Mike Mansfield; a brother, Robert Rice; and a sister, Lyda Dunn. She
married Charles V. Dunn Aug. 19, 1933, in Washington C.H. and he died
Aug. 29, 1985.
She is survived by four daughters, Charlotte Peterson of Petaluma,
Calif., Barbara Stryker of Urbana, Linda J. Mansfield of Sacramento,
Calif., and Deb (Richard) Schaner of Marysville; a son, Robert V. (Judy)
Dunn of Jacksonville, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren;
seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many
special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be
at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 2
to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union
County Cancer Society, 532 Fairwood Drive, Marysville, or
Grant-Riverside Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214.

LORAINE "RAINIE" SEDGWICK
Loraine "Rainie" Sedgwick, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a resident of Raymond for 77 years and enjoyed
embroidery and gardening.
She was born June 15, 1919, in Springfield to the late Robert Clell and
Glenrose C. Williams Sedgwick and was predeceased by two brothers,
Robert C. Sedgwick and Roland Sedgwick.
She is survived by two sisters, Grace Ann (Paul) Wood and Diane
(Charles) Modena of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Betty Jo Sedgwick of
Riverview, Fla., and Doris Sedgwick of Hinesville, Ga.; a special
cousin, Margaret Marvin of Richwood; and many nieces, nephews and
cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Raymond
Cemetery. Paul Wood, a brother-in-law, will officiate. No calling hours
will be observed.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


MARJORIE KUNZLER
Marjorie Kunzler, 82, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
She was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Trafford, Pa., to the late Howard and
Francis Croft. She was active in the Trafford Methodist Church and the
ladies club. She moved to Lorain in 1950 and retired in Florida with her
husband in 1973. Since 1997 she has lived in Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Kunzler; a sister, Fredia
Price; and a grandson, Matthew Howard.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Gierhart of Plain City and
Claudia Howard of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Michelle and Larry
Kuhlwein of Ostrander, Nolan and Christi Gierhart of Kenton, Courtney
Lockhart, Christopher Howard and Skye Howard; and two
great-grandchildren, Jared and Dustin Kuhlwein of Ostrander.
Funeral services were held today in Punta Gorda, Fla., and burial was at
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens in Fort Myers, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
The Walter-Schoedinger Funeral home in Urbana served the family.


WALTER F. BUSHONG
Walter F. Bushong, 80, of Brookville died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at
Harborside Nursing Home after an extended illness.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He retired from
the Ohio State Highway Patrol Nov. 9, 1974, after 30 years of service in
the Van Wert, Findlay, Bellefontaine, Kenton, Dayton and Eaton posts. He
also worked for the PUCO transportation division for more than eight
years.
He was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Union County to the late Burnis and
Atlanta Bushong. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Hover
Bushong; two daughters, Beth (Wayne) Yeary of New Lebanon and Beverly
(Allen) Orre of Brookville; four grandsons, Dustin Yeary, Andrew Yeary,
Jacob Orre and Jordan Orre; and two brothers, Sumner Bushong of
Marysville and the Rev. Burnis Bushong of Florida.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Royal Oak Memorial
Gardens in Brookville.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, 3
Hay Ave., Brookville.


IVA P. BLACKLEDGE
Iva P. Blackledge, 41, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at her
home.
She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Delaware and enjoyed crafts.

She was born Dec. 19, 1959, in Pomeroy to Fred and Helen Hysell Vandall
and was predeceased by her mother in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Blackledge of Marysville; a son,
Joshua Glassburn of Marysville; a granddaughter, Courtney Glassburn of
Dallas, Texas; her father, Fred Vandall of West Virginia; a special
friend, Chuck Crawford and family of Cardington; five sisters, Betty
Sparks and Sherry Sosa of Delaware, Nancy Jenkins of Columbus, Paula
Hubbard of West Virginia and Melissa Percell of Marysivlle; two
brothers, David Vandall of Marysville and Edward Vandall of Bloomington,
Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sanduky St., Delaware. Pastor Joseph Blair
will officiate and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any family
member.
Those unable to attend may log on to www.bennettbrownrodman.com and link
onto the online registry page.

NORMA JEAN ANDERSON
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home for Norma Jean Anderson, 76, who died Sunday, Sept. 9,
2001, as the result of an auto accident in Columbus.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Bruce Anderson; two daughters,
Cheryl L. "Sheri" (Daniel K.) Robinson and Lori J. Anderson of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Michele (Omar) Herbon, Angela (Mike)
Short and Daniel K. Robinson II of Marysville and Jeffrey Van Ness of
Louisville, Ky.; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Evelyn
(Jim) Crider of Naples, Fla., and Ellen (Eddie) Charles and Ardella
Landerman of Crooksville.
Pastors Tony Gray and Ron Benedict will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to God's Country Church or the
Marysville Missionary Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

MERLE LEE LANDON
Merle Lee Landon, 79, of Richwood and Fort Pierce, Fla., died Sunday,
Dec. 2, 2001, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center after a one-year
illness.
He was retired after 37 year as manager of Isaly's and Smith Dairy and
was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Prospect
United Methodist Church, Richwood VFW Post 870, a 50-year member of the
former Prospect Lodge 444 and Sojourners 653 F&AM and Scottish Rite
Valley of Columbus. He was a lifetime member and past post master of
Prospect American Legion Post 368 and was on the original board for the
Sun Swim Pool in Prospect. He owned, trained and raced harness horses
for many years.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Prospect to the late George and Ethel Eaton
Landon and was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Wood and Vera Longfellow
and a brother, Ernie Landon Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Elaine Temple Landon whom he married
Nov. 21, 1978, in Richwood; four sons, Mickey (Linda) Landon of Marion,
Kurt (Pam) Creamer of Mount Victory, Kraig Creamer of Bentonville, Ark.,
and Blue Creamer of Mount Victory; four grandsons, Kevin Landon of
Columbus, Kyle Landon of Marion, Kevin Creamer of Findlay and Kody
Creamer of Mount Victory; a granddaughter, Katie Creamer of Bucyrus; and
a brother, Karl (Mary) Landon of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be in the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist
Church building fund.


MARTHA L. GERKEN DOELLINGER
Martha L. Gerken Doellinger, 84, of Marysville and Oviedo, Fla., died
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Florida.
She was a retired teacher, having taught at Broadway, St. John's
Lutheran School and Trinity Lutheran School. She was also a substitute
teacher and was a member of the Union County Retired Teachers
Association. A longtime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church, she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Ladies Aid.
She was a member of the King's Daughters Circle of Light, the Mother's
Study League and Twig 2 of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered
with Mobile Meals for many years with her husband. She was a devoted
wife and caring mother and was faithful to the church she loved.
She was born Sept. 18, 1917, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to the late
Rev. August and Alma Kramer Gerken and was predeceased by three
brothers, the Rev. Walter Gerken, the Rev. Theodore Gerken and Martin
Gerken and a sister, Ruth Mayer.
She is survived by her husband, Harold C. Doellinger to whom she was
married Oct. 12, 1940, at St. John's Lutheran Church by her father; a
daughter, Kathryn A. Swithers of Portland, Ore.; two sons, John C.
Doellinger of Highland Hills, N.Y., and D. Douglas (Patti) Doellinger of
New Freedom, Pa.; six grandchildren, Dan, Sarah, David and Paul
Doellinger, Jennifer Haugen and Rebecca Reed; six great-grandchildren,
James, Noah, Caleb and Adam Haugen and Isabel and Trevor Reed; two
brothers, the Rev. Erwin (Willene) Gerken of Washington and the Rev.
Oscar (Tracy) Gerken of Florida; two sisters, Dorothea (the Rev. Paul)
Foelber of Florida and Gigi (the Rev. Harry) Klepper of Texas; and many
other relatives.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and
the family wishes to receive friends following the service at St. John's
school.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church
scholarship fund; Lutheran Haven, 20141 W. State Road 246, Oviedo, Fla.
32765; or Lutheran Hour Ministries. Envelopes will be available at the
reception.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

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 MARTHA LYDIA GERKEN DOELLINGER
Martha Lydia Gerken Doellinger, 84, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 2,
2001, in Winter Park, Fla.
She is survived by her husband, Harold.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home.


THOMAS E. HUBBARD
Thomas E. Hubbard, owner and publisher of the Bellefontaine Examiner,
has died at the age of 94.
Hubbard died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital where he had
been a patient for a week. The cause of death was not immediately
announced.
Hubbard began work with the newspaper in 1930, after moving to
Bellefontaine from Indianapolis. The Examiner has been owned by the
Hubbard family since 1871, and has been published daily since 1891.
Hubbard is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters, Susan MacBoyle of
Phoenix and Bonnie Williams of Safety Harbor, Fla.; and a son, Jon B.
Hubbard of Bellefontaine. Other survivors include three grandsons, two
granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, a nephew and a niece.
Visitation will be Tuesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine.
A memorial service will follow.


HELEN LAVON WOLFE
Helen Lavon Wolfe, 92, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She formerly worked as a secretary with the Standard Oil Company in
Mansfield and had served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World
War II. She was a member of New Horizons Baptist Church, formerly Faith
Baptist Temple.
She was born Aug. 17, 1909, in Medina County to the late Charles and
Clio Conkey Drushal and was predeceased by her husband, Orlin P. Wolfe;
four brothers, Carl Drushal, Frank Drushal, Charles Blake Drushal and
Millard Drushal; and two sisters, Mabel Perrott and Lois Clevenger.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including, locally, Norma
Clevenger of Delaware and Jim (Carol) Clevenger of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at New Horizons Baptist
Church, 17939 Paver Barnes Road. The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home and from noon until the time
of the service Tuesday at the church.

MARY M. THOMPSON
Mary M. Thompson, 87, of Unionville Center died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001,
at her home.
She was retired from the school cafeteria of the Fairbanks schools and
was a member of Heartland Union Freewill Baptist Church in Plain City.
She was born Nov. 29, 1914, near Paintsville, Ky., to the late Getha and
Louella Daniels Fairchild and was predeceased by her husband, Denver
Thompson Sr.; a brother, Chester Fairchild; and three sisters, Elizabeth
"Liz" Fairchild, Lula Mae Wheeler and Della Osborne. She is survived by
a son, Denver (Linda) Thompson Jr. of Unionville Center; two
grandchildren, Mickie Lynch of Powell and John Thompson of Columbus; two
great-granddaughters, Latricia and Jessica; a sister, Ruby Ousley; two
cousins, Jane Myers and Joyce Bromley of London; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dana Booth will officiate and
burial will be at the Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.


GRACE JEAN BOGGS LLOYD
Grace Jean Boggs Lloyd, 79, of West Mansfield died Saturday, Dec. 1,
2001, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after a lengthy illness.
She was employed for 18 years as a nurse's technician at Mary Rutan
Hospital and was a member of the West Mansfield Baptist Church. She
enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.
She was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Oka, W.Va., to the late Henry and Louisa
B. Lane Boggs and was predeceased by a grandson, Gregory Wayne Lloyd; a
great-grandson, Nathan Kern; two sisters, Gustia Gandy and Bonnie
Cavendar; two brothers, Raymond and Roy Boggs; and two sisters-in-law,
Geraldine Woodrum and Imogene Cottrell. She married Thomas J. Lloyd Aug.
23, 1940, in Spencer, W.Va., and he died June 8, 2001.
She is survived by a daughter, Wanda (Stephen) Bahan of West Mansfield;
two sons, Larry (Diane) Lloyd of West Mansfield and Garry (Debra) Lloyd
of Rushsylvania; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Myrtle (Alfred) Holley of Charleston, W.Va. and Doris (John) Osborn of
Edgewater, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Boggs of Massillon and Ronzle
Boggs of Bellefontaine; three half-sisters; eight half-brothers; two
sisters-in-law, Ruth Ellen Boggs of Strausburg and Georgia (Charles)
Conley, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Willis
Moe will officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or
the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

JUDITH LYNN "JUDY" CRUMP
Judith Lynn "Judy" Crump, 47, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001,
at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was an associate with Honda Manufacturing from 1982-2000 and was
previously employed at Ranco. She formerly attended Calvary Baptist
Church and had attended North Union High School. She enjoyed her home
life, collecting lighthouses and teddy bears, piano and country music,
riding bikes with her husband in their neighborhood and the fall and
spring seasons.
She was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Beckley, W.Va., and was predeceased by
her maternal grandparents, Kyle and Thelma Pettrey.
She is survived by her husband of more than 10 years, Ronald E. "Ron"
Crump to whom she was married May 10, 1991, at Calvary Baptist Church by
the Rev. Gerald Barlow; her mother and stepfather, Shirley (William)
Feasel Hann of Columbus; a son, Chad (Janey) Jolliff of Richwood; a
daughter, Nicole "Niki" Peterman of Marysville; four grandchildren,
Logan and Lexi Peterman, Destiny Proffitt and Brock Jolliff; three
brothers, David (Annie) Feasel of York Center, Greg (Rhonda) Feasel of
West Mansfield and Kevin (Shelly) Feasel of Richwood; her mother-in-law,
Dorothy (Michael) Holman of Tampa, Fla.; her father-in-law, Ron (Beth)
Crump of North Little Rock, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Melissa (Tom) Wilson
of Tampa, Fla.; two stepbrothers, Thomas E. Hann of Columbus and William
J. Hann of San Antonio, Texas; a stepsister, Susan Suttles of Columbus;
several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and her former
husband, Chuck Jolliff of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Dick Van Gorden will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

HELEN DEVOSS MONROE
The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate at graveside services at 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 8 at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center for Helen DeVoss
Monroe, 70, who died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at her home in Greenwood,
S.C.
She was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth DeVoss and is
survived by her husband, John B. Monroe; a daughter, Martha Monroe; a
son, Jonathan Monroe; two granddaughters; a sister, Lou Ann Mitchell;
and a brother, John DeVoss.
The family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville after the service.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Westminster
Presbyterian Church House in Wooster.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


VIRGIL E. ORGAN
Virgil E. Organ, age 66, a longtime resident of Union County, died
Thursday, Nov.29, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a security guard for 13 years with United Security. He was a
former car detailer at Bob Chapman Ford and worked as an auto body
repairman and mechanic at Thorpe Motors for 22 years. A veteran of the
U. S. Army, he was a former member of the Union County Civil Defense.
He enjoyed metal detecting, wood carving and collecting trains and
bottles. He was a former 4-H rocket club leader and was a NASCAR fan.
He was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Union County to the late Cleo and Crystal
Jackson Organ.  He is survived by his wife, Donna K. Plummer-Baker, whom
he married on June 15, 1997, in Dayton; two daughters, Pam (Mike
Wampler) Mamon and Lesa (Shane Walters) Jordan; one son, Richard (Cindy)
Organ, all of Marysville; five step sons, Richard (Chris) Baker, Randy
(Dee) Baker and Jamie (Annetta) Baker, all of Jackson, John Baker and
Keith (Shannon) Baker, both of Marysville.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Shannon, Jerrad, Sara, Renea,
Quinn, Travis, Christopher, Arion and Hanna; 21 step-grandchildren; six
great grandchildren, Stephanie, Sabrina, Randi, Andrea, Jasmine and
Chantel; a brother, Darrel Organ of Marysville; a sister, Beth (Farrol)
Waltz of Lima, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and in-laws.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home
in Marysville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home. Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will
be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a family fund in care of the
funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

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MICHAEL S MCCOY
Michael S McCoy, 49, of Plain City died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his
home.
He was an ASE certified master technician for Lexus of Columbus and a
member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church. He attended Ohio North
University and Columbus State Community College.
He was born April 24, 1952 in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne "Jo" (Hicks) McCoy whom he married
March 7, 1987, at the Plain City Presbyterian Church; his parents, Ralph
and Magdalene Schmidt McCoy of Plain City; a daughter, Brianna Herr of
Washington; a sister, Rebecca (Keith) Beachy of North Carolina; and a
nephew, Joshua (Sarah) Beachy of Reynoldsburg.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the
time of the service. Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation
Army, 340 E. Fulton St., Columbus, Ohio 43215; the Plain City
Presbyterian Church Easy Access Fund, 231 W. Main St., Plain City; or
Loving Care Hospice, 25 W. Fifth St., London, Ohio 43140.


BYRON H. MOFFITT
Byron H. Moffitt, 86, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine following a three-week illness.
He was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer and sold insurance with
Patron's Mutual before retiring in 1978. He attended the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church and was a member of East Liberty F&AM 247 and a
charter member of the West Mansfield Lions Club and the West Mansfield
Conservation Club. He was a former member and past master of West
Mansfield F&AM 588 and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
He was a 1932 graduate of Middleburg High school and served as a
volunteer fireman for Bokescreek Township. He wintered with his wife in
Sarasota, Fla., for 16 years and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending
time with his family. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of
humor.
He was born Jan. 10, 1915, in Middleburg, the oldest of three sons of
the late Edwin E. and Lula Johnson Moffitt and was predeceased by an
infant daughter and a brother, Denton E. Moffitt.
He is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Eleanor Floriene Spain
Moffitt to whom he was married June 11, 1938, in North Lewisburg; a
daughter, Marilyn Garvin of Worthington; a son, Dr. Paul (Karen) Moffitt
of Bradford; six grandchildren, Matthew P., Michael E. and Robert B.
Moffitt, Tara (Craig) van Dernoot, Natalie (Eamonn) Rooney and Erin
(Dave) Myers; three great-grandchildren, Garvin Wolfe van Dernoot,
Declan Flynn Rooney and Eleanor Louise Myers; a brother, Philip (Jane)
Moffitt of Marion; a sister-in-law, Ruth-Joy Moffitt of West Mansfield;
and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Michael Messick will officiate and burial will be at the Middleburg
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
where East Liberty F&AM 247 will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2634
Lexington Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45505, or the American Diabetes
Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

MARY F. RILEY LOUCK
Mary F. Riley Louck, 74, of London died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at her
residence.
She had attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Rosedale.
She was born March 27, 1927, in Madison County to the late Charles and
Ethel Baker Tatman and was predeceased by three brothers, Robert Lee,
Emery and Roy Tatman and on Oct. 4, 2000, by her husband Walter Louck.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Dale and Kathy
George of Grove City; stepchildren, Diana Iiams of Raymond, Beverly
Floyd of Marysville, Melissa Andrews of Delaware, Margaret "Tiny"
Statler of Springfield, Wally Louck of Urbana, John Louck of
Springfield, Sandy Smith of Urbana and Vickie Griffith of New Jersey;
grandchildren, Becky (Brett) Henkle of London and Richard Dale George
Jr. and Sheila (Bruce) Russell of Mechanicsburg; three
step-grandchildren, Nicole Mitchell and Brian Nontell of Grove City and
Joshua Mitchell of West Jefferson; seven great-grandchildren, Kelsie and
Bradley Russell, Joshua and Crystal Henkle and Justin, Jordan and Jedin
George; a twin sister, Martha McHenry of London and sisters, Eva (Bill)
Fraley of Mechanicsburg and Nellie Tatman of London; a brother, Charles
(Ruth) Tatman of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tatman of
Delaware and Marlea Tatman of Milford Center; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Eberle Funeral
Home, 103 N. Main St., London. The Rev. Wendell Hurley will officiate
and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

BETTIE J. SIMPSON
Bettie J. Simpson, 84, of Delaware died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, in the
emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was retired after 25 years as chief operator for GTE and was a
member of George Lewis Behrens OES and the VFW Auxiliary.
She was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Delaware to the late Lawrence and Cora
Blinn Watrous.
She is survived by her husband, Harold "Had" Simpson whom she married
Aug. 5, 1952; a stepson, Jerry Simpson of Gambier; two step-grandsons,
Rod of Zanesville and Matt of Chicago; two step-great-granddaughters
Sofia and Natalie Simpson of Zanesville; two sisters, Pauline Johnson of
Brooksville, Fla., and Virginia Perfect Travis of Gahanna; and nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove
Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Condolences may be expressed at robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

MARY E. SHROYER
Mary E. Shroyer, 90, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001,
at Marion Manor Nursing Home where she had lived for the last three
years.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for the former L&K
Restaurant in New California, The Winners Circle in Richwood and the
former Tracy's Restaurant in Richwood. She was a member of the Richwood
First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and Rebekkah
Lodge.
She was born Sept. 3, 1911, in Richwood to the late Charles and Arminda
Howison Griffith and was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law,
Harry and Hazel Griffith, and by her foremer husband, Lloyd V. Shroyer.
She is survived by a daughter, Ellen (Frank) Carter of Richwood; a
stepson, Verlin (Joanne) Shroyer of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a
stepdaughter, Mary Barton of Green Camp; three grandsons, Malcolm,
Michael and Marcus Carter; four step-grandchildren; and numerous
step-great-grandchildren; two nephews, Richard (Doris) Griffith of
Richwood and Stanley (Mary) Griffith of Columbus; and a niece, Bette
(Larry) Michael of Raymond.
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Richwood First United
Methodist Church and burial was at the Claibourne Cemetery. The
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood.

JACK W. CHALFIN
Jack W. Chalfin, 88, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He owned the former Jack's Auto Parts and was a NAPA jobber for 43
years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, OSU Nautical Group
Power Squadron, life member of BPOE 1130 and former member of the
Marysville Evening Lions Club. He enjoyed traveling extensively with his
wife, Neva, in the Airstream Travel Trailer in the U.S. and Canada. He
also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He was born May 18, 1913, in Circleville to the late Clayton and Mae
Stein Chalfin.
He is survived by his wife, Neva L. Arthur Chalfin whom he married Nov.
15, 1934, in Catlettsburg, Ky.; two daughters, Mary Jane (Dale) Dasher
of Marysville and Suzanne (Sandy) Beech of Columbus; three
grandchildren, Michael (Brenda) Dasher, Molli (Brady) Gillispie and Amy
(Gary) Williams; five great-grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan and Michelle
Dasher, Matthew Cochran and Aaron Stahl; and a brother, Robert Chalfin
of Circleville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at 2 p.m.
Friday at Forest Cemetery in Circleville. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today at the funeral home where an Elks memorial service will be
held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

CHARLES A. WINGFIELD
Charles A. Wingfield, 85, of Milford Center died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001,
at Riverside Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and former member of the Milford Center Lions
Club, Farm Bureau, U.S. Trotters Association and Milford Center Grange.
He formerly played baseball for the Grange, was a Pony league baseball
coach and a former Union Local School District board member. In his
retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing and gardening and was an
avid Ohio State University and Cincinnati Reds fan.
He was born Nov. 3, 1915, in Mechanicsburg to the late Charles E. and
Emma Z. Legge Wingfield.
He is survived by his wife, Helen L. Stanley Wingfield whom he married
Jan. 2, 1936, in Richmond, Ind.; three daughters, Mary Lou (Jerry) Ryan
of Milford Center, Sue (Joe) Lowery of Marysville and Joan (Ron)
Tillinger of Sanford, Mich.; a son, Charles S. (Shirley) Wingfield of
Urbana; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Zella Creviston of West Mansfield;
and a brother-in-law, Kenneth (Carolyn) Stanley of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at
the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Township EMS in care of
the funeral home.

MARY E. SHROYER
Mary E. Shroyer, 90, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001,
at Marion Manor Nursing Home where she had lived for the last three
years.
She was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for the former L&K
Restaurant in New California, The Winners Circle in Richwood and the
former Tracy's Restaurant in Richwood. She was a member of the Richwood
First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and Rebekkah
Lodge.
She was born Sept. 3, 1911, in Richwood to the late Charles and Arminda
Howison Griffith and was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law,
Harry and Hazel Griffith, and by her husband, Lloyd V. Shroyer.
She is survived by a daughter, Ellen (Frank) Carter of Richwood; a
stepson, Verlin (Joanne) Shroyer of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a
stepdaughter, Mary Barton of Green Camp; three grandsons, Malcolm,
Michael and Marcus Carter; four step-grandchildren; and numerous
step-great-grandchildren; two nephews, Richard (Doris) Griffith of
Richwood and Stanley (Mary) Griffith of Columbus; and a niece, Bette
(Larry) Michael of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Richwood First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood.

RALPH D. MCKINSTRY
Ralph D. McKinstry, 95, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He worked for the Lamb Glass Company in Mount Vernon for 26 years, then
went into business for himself as a carpenter and home builder. He
retired when he was 80 years old. He was a member of the Gay Street
United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
He was born May 24, 1906, in Liberty Township to John and Dora Kerns
McKinstry. He was a twin and one of eight children and was predeceased
by seven brothers and sisters and in 1993 by his wife of 65 years,
Margaret Hollingsworth McKinstry.
He is survived by a daughter, Luanna Girten of Plain City; two
grandchildren, Nancy Butler and James Porter; three great-grandchildren,
Beth Brink, Dawn Kosegi and Donald Kosegi; and a great-great-grandson,
Taylor Brink.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Flowers-Snyder
Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Dr. David Baker will officiate and burial
will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist
Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.


SAM C. VANCE
Sam C. Vance, 73, of Powell, formerly of Upper Arlington, died suddenly
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was retired after 22 years with the Prudential Life Insurance Co. as
a special agent and he managed Kroger stores for 14 years. He was a 1945
graduate of New California High School and attended Westminster College
in Pennsylvania and Ohio State University. He sang in choirs at both
schools, with the Master Singers of Mansfield and in church choirs all
his life. He was well known for his voice and sang throughout the United
States.
He was a former national director of the Holiday Rambler Recreational
Vehicle Club and was active with the Kiwanis Club and the Salvation
Army. He was a member of Northwest United Methodist Church in Upper
Arlington and attended the New California Presbyterian Church.
He was born march 8, 1928, in Dravosburg, Pa., to the late Rev. John and
Harriett Hood Vance.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Somerville Vance to whom he was
married July 23, 1950, at the First Baptist Church of Salem, Ohio, by
his father; a son, John Samuel (Holly) Vance of Boulder, Colo.; a
daughter, Jennifer (Roger) Kelly of Alto, Ga.; two grandchildren, Hannah
Vance and Chloe Vance; and a cousin, Mary Knecht of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the New California
United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Philip L. Bougher will officiate
and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City and
one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building
fund of the New California Church, 10089 Industrial Prkway, Marysville.

JANICE BARLOW
Janice Barlow, 49, of Milford Center died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001.
She was a secretary with the admissions office at The Ohio State
University in Marion for three years.
She was born June 29, 1952, in Kenton and was predeceased by her father,
Lowell H. James and a brother, John James.
She is survived by her mother, Mary "Bibby" Brammer of Marion; her
fiance, Gary Hetrick of Milford Center; a son, Larry Barlow and his
fiancee, Sheri Williams of Marion; five grandchildren, Alicia Barlow,
Ashley Dildine, Chelsea Williams, Ashley Williams and Britney Pride; and
two brothers, Butch Brammer of Brooksville, Fla., and Terry James of
Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boyd Funeral Home
in Marion. The Rev. Lonnie Brammer will officiate and burial will be at
Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSU Marion.


JOANN FRANCES SPAIN BOGEN

Joann Frances Spain Bogen, 72, of Columbus died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001,
at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House.
She was a retired geriatric nurse and had worked at Wesley Glen, First
Community and Thurber Village retirement centers. She was a graduate of
White Cross Hospital School of Nursing. A homemaker and World War II
historian, she attended Covenant Presbyterian Church in Columbus. She
enjoyed flowers, birds and reading and especially enjoyed the beach and
ocean.
She was born July 29, 1929, in North Lewisburg to the late Robert J. and
Myrtle Ruth Pease Spain and was predeceased by two brothers, Joe an
Richard Spain.
She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer (Vernon) Morrison of Upper
Arlington and Rebecca (Andrew) Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; two
granddaughters, Kathryn and Margaret Morrison; a sister, Judy (Curt)
Little of Marion; a brother, Malcolm (Rosemary) Spain of Grandview; a
dear friend, Evelyn R. (Ward) Barritt of Florida; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Covenant Presbyterian
Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Road, Columbus. The Rev. Tom Albaum will
officiate and the family will receive friends at the church following
the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Arlington Education
Foundation, 1950 N. Mallway, Columbus, Ohio 43221, or Hospice at
Riverside Kobacker House in care of the funeral home.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


NANCY ELIZABETH LINGREL
Nancy Elizabeth Lingrel, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Fairfax
Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va.
She and her husband Gaylord were engaged in farming in Byhalia for more
than 40 years. She was a member of the Byhalia United Methodist Church
for her entire life and was an active member of the WSCS. She graduated
from Byhalia High School in 1928 and attended Ohio Northern University.
She was born March 12, 1911, in Byhalia to the late Ora and Nellie
Norris Bonham and was predeceased by a son, Larry Jon Lingrel and his
wife Betty in 1962; five sisters, Margaret Baker, Winifred Harris, Sara
Buell, Louise DeGood and Hazel Headington; and two brothers, Elmer
Bonham and Robert Bonham. She married Gaylord Lingrel Nov. 12, 1934, and
he died July 7, 1980.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Jerry (Sally) Lingrel of Cincinnati; a
daughter, Rebecca (Douglas) Corner of Herndon, Va.; five grandchildren,
Douglas (Kim) Lingrel, Lynne Lingrel, Amy (Geoff) Erwin, Jason Corner
and Mark Corner; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Evan Lingrel.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Phyllis Radlinski will officiate and
burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Friday.w

Charles L. Cocklin
Charles L. Cocklin, 82, of Allen Center and a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
He retired in 1983 from Nestle after 27 years as a stationary steam
engineer. Of the Methodist faith, he was a Navy veteran of WW II having
served in the Pacific Theater.
He was a 1937 graduate of Allen Center High School and enjoyed fishing
and ceramics.
Born Sept. 19, 1919, in Marysville, he was the son of the late James and
Elizabeth Tuffin Cocklin. Preceding him in death were three brothers,
Jim, Bill and Richard Cocklin and a sister, Cecile McCombs.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June M. Wheeler Cocklin, whom he
married Sept. 9, 1939, in Newport, Ky.; two sons, Carl (Betty) Cocklin
of Sunbury and Paul (Dawn) Cocklin of Cincinnati; three daughters, Janet
Graham of Marysville, Juanita Cocklin and June Cocklin of Allen Center;
five grandchildren, Delbert (Christy) Cocklin of Wadsworth, Joan Flach
and David (Judy) Cocklin of Cincinnati, Andrew Cocklin of Ironton and
Kelly (Jim) Zakrajsek of Sunbury; four great-grandchildren, Jeremy
Flach, Amber and Steven Cocklin and Asher Zakrajsek; and many nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery.
His son, Paul, will officiate.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BLOSSOM JEANNETTE LANGFORD CHILDS
Blossom Jeannette Langford Childs, 70, of Surfside Beach, S.C., and
formerly of Ramsey, N.J., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the
Woodstock home of her daughter.
A homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she
enjoyed traveling, shopping, arts and crafts, garage sales and
crocheting. She was a 1948 graduate of Wood-Ridge High School in New
Jersey.
She was born March 27, 1931, in Reading, Pa., to the late Arlington
Nelson and Clara Mary Albert Langford.
Survivors include her husband, Frank J. Childs, whom she married Dec.
21, 1952, in Wood-Ridge, N.J.; two daughters, Lynn (Paul) Zizzo of
Woodstock and Cindy (Scott) VanCarpels of Wantage, N.J.; two sons, Frank
(Bev) Childs of Columbus and Glenn (Joy) Childs of Ramsey, N.J.; 11
grandchildren, Michael (Dawndee) Zizzo, Jennifer (Todd) Dellinger, Aaron
Zizzo, Robert (Jennifer) Zizzo, Christopher Sanborn, Ashley Sanborn, Ian
VanCarpels, Charles (Tasha) Childs, Brittany Childs, Craig Childs and
Dale Schular; seven great-grandchildren, Dezria, Anthony, Zachary,
Kierstyn, Kayle, Dawson and Mason; and her mother-in-law, Vivian Childs
Jones, of Wood-Ridge, N.J.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. The
Rev. Jim Stauffer will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY KATHRYN ELL RODENFELS
Mary Kathryn Ell Rodenfels, 90, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Holzer
Medical Center in Jackson. She had lived with her daughter for the past
five years and for the past two months had been a resident of Jenkins
Memorial Nursing Home in Wellston.
She lived most of her life in Columbus. She retired from the F&R Lazarus
store at Town and High streets where she was a sales clerk and sold
Revlon cosmetics. She worked there from June 1947 to Dec. 11, 1970, and
was a member of the 20-year club. She graduated from East High School in
1929 and attended Ohio State University for a year. She was a member of
Christ United Presbyterian Church in Columbus. She was a volunteer for
the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Gallia and Jackson counties and
in the gift shop at Holzer Medical Center in Gallia County and visited
nursing homes in Jackson County.
She was born Oct. 5, 1911, in Toledo to the late John S. and Emma
Morford Ell and was predeceased by a sister Christine Ell Weylman on
Dec. 7, 1991; a son-in-law, Robert W. Scott on March 16, 1995; an infant
daughter; and her former husband, Lester James Rodenfels.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara J. Scott of Wellston; and a
nephew, Harry Weylman of Hanna City, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Douglas Thompson will officiate and a
graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

SAMUEL EUGENE TAYLOR
Samuel Eugene Taylor, 75, of Westminster Md., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001,
at Carroll County General Hospital.
He was a World War II Army veteran and prior to his retirement had been
a chemist for W.R. Grace. He had also worked for the American General
Life Insurance Co. in the Frederick, Md., area.
He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Ohio to the late Harry E. and Martha
Humphrey Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Sophia Galatis Taylor; four sons, Harry
Taylor of Cherry Hill, N.J., Samuel Taylor Jr. of Woodbine, Md., and
Nick and Dan Taylor of Westminster; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Greek Orthodox
Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, Md. The Rev. Constantine
Monios will officiate and burial will be at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630
Edmonson Ave., Catonsville, Md., and one-half hour prior to the service
Friday.

GEORGE R. CLARK
George R. Clark, 63, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Marysville,
died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home.
He was a heavy equipment operator and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was born Feb. 4, 1938, in Marysville to the late Charles T. and
Lizzie Clark. He is survived by three children, Theresa, David and Venus
of California; and two sisters, Jane Clark of Plain City and Maxine
Taylor of Marysville.

CHESTER L. RITTENHOUSE
Chester L. Rittenhouse, 91, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A retired grain and livestock farmer, he was a 1928 graduate of New
Dover High School and had played on the 1928 New Dover championship
basketball team. He flew small airplanes for many years as a pipeline
inspector and for pleasure. He enjoyed trapping and trap shooting.
He was born March 7, 1910, in Union County to the late Edgar L. and Lulu
B. Rogers Rittenhouse and was the last of his family. He was predeceased
by two brothers and three sisters. He married Neva P. Yoakum Sept. 1,
1933, and she died July 8, 1985.
He is survived by a daughter, Shirley J. (Frank) Kirby of Delaware; a
son, David L. (Chris Hall) Rittenhouse; and a granddaughter, Michelle J.
(Steven Babcock) Kirby of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be
at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. 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.

HUGH B. RICHARDS
Hugh B. Richards, 44, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at The
Ohio State University Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a 1975 graduate of Columbus Academy and a 1982 graduate of
Franklin University. He was the owner of Richards Landscaping and had
retired in 1996. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
He was born May 24, 1957, in Columbus to the late Grant S. and Grace
Laylin Richards.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Richards of Marysville; a
daughter, Misty (Enrique) Leon of Columbus; a granddaughter, Alisia
Leon; a sister, Liza (Chris) Keller of Dublin; a niece and nephew,
Samantha Keller and Christopher Keller of Dublin; two aunts, Martha
(Gale) Johnson of Upper Arlington and Ethel McKinney of Poplar Bluff,
Mo.; a great-aunt, Ella Farnsworth of Janesville, Wis.; a godmother, Kay
Condit of Fort Myers, Fla.; numerous cousins; many dear friends; and his
beloved Hush Puppy.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 2151 Dorset Road. The Rev. Vicki L. Smith will officiate and a
private family entombment will be held later at Green Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington.

 

FRANCES C. SCHMIDT
Frances C. Schmidt, 87, of Marysville, formerly of the Milford Center
area, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she was a 27-year employee of Scotts and a member of St.
Paul Lutheran Church.
She was born July 11, 1914, in Amlin to the late Herman and Gladys Tripp
Rings and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Richard W. Burns on Sept. 3,
2000. She married William J. Schmidt July 22, 1931, at St. John Lutheran
Church in Amlin and he died Sept. 15, 1980.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty F. Burns of Milford Center and
Barbara A. (Leland) Nicol of Plain City; six grandchildren, Judy
(Richard) Spadafore, Cindy (Richard) Bethel, Richard L. Burns, William
L. (Sara) Nicol, Debbie (Bob) Kleiber and Denise (Don) Commings; 13
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Betty Pence of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Richard L. Burns, Richard Spadafore, Richard
Bethel, William Nicol, Robert Kleiber and Don Commings.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

ANNE C. SAVAGE
Anne C. Savage, 50, of Delaware died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Mount
Carmel West Hospital.
She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Virginia Bash and a
brother, Lt. Col. Douglas Bash.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeannie Savage and Kristine Scott; a
grandson, Hunter Douglas Scott; and a sister, Rita (Jack) Bash of Eaton.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Shaw-Davis Funeral
Home's Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel. Dr. Joel Baer will officiate and
burial will be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

EDNA WANITA MOORE
Edna Wanita Moore, 89, of Marysville died Monday Oct. 8, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was of the
Methodist faith.
She was born Nov. 5, 1911, in Union County to the late Maurice W. and
Cora Snedicker Bulen and was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Bulen and
Eva Clevenger. She married John F. Moore Sept. 22, 1937 and he died Jan.
4, 1996.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Lois) Moore and Paul E. (Ruth)
Moore of Marysville; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; a
great-granddaughter; 12 step-great-grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and
many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Ed Thompson will officiate and burial
will be at the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Mobile Meals in care
of Memorial Hospital of Union County.

NANCY MARETA MCCOY
Frances Mareta McCoy, 78, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at the
Ohio State University Hospitals.
She was retired from Fisher Body in Columbus. A home-loving person, she
enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and family.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Noble County to the late John W. and Leresia
A. Andreas Khune. The last of her family, she was predeceased by her
brothers and sisters, Herbert, Marion, Noah, John Jr., Icel Marks and
Burlena Lestock Vorhis.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan A. "Nate" McCoy III; a daughter,
Mary J. (Frank E. Jr.) Smith of Maryville; a stepdaughter, Teri A. (Jerry)
Donnelly of North Hampton; grandchildren, Scott W. (Rachael) Smith of
Dublin and Tiffany N., Danielle L. and Michelle L. Smith of Marysville;
step-grandchildren, Kelli L., Mark and Kevin Donnally of North Hampton; a
step-great-granddaughter, Madison Donnelly; a sister-in-law, Louella Khune
Tilton of Caldwell; nieces and nephews, Mary (Duke) Cayan of Iowa, Patty
(Frank) Vincent of Pleasant City, Noah (Carol) Khune Jr. of Caldwell, James
(Becky) Khune of Caldwell, Barbara (Charles) Weber of Malta, Donna Ginn of
Caldwell, Edwin (Rhonda) Khune of Pleasant City, Wanda (Brent) Bates of
Caldwell, John (Kathy) McCoy of Dublin, LeAnn (Ed) Favsnaugh of Columbus,
Patrice (William) Paider of Johnstown and John (Gail) Carlos of North
Carolina.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Chapel
Evangelical Friends Church. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and
burial will be at the Dublin 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 Raymond Emergency Squad in care
of the funeral home


FRANCES C. SCHMIDT
Frances C. Schmidt, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's newspaper

 

THOMAS A. MCCONNELL
Thomas A. McConnell, 70, of Willowick died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at the
Cleveland Clinic after three major surgeries and an 11-month courageous
fight with cancer.
He retired in 1996 after 30 years as the self-employed founder and
president of Insurance Adjusters Inc. which is now the Insurance Adjusters
Group. He was formerly employed with Safeco in Euclid and Calbert in
Cleveland. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the
U.S.S. Randall. He was a member of the Willowick Golf League for more than
40 years and was an avid golfer and gardener. He was a wonderful husband,
father and grandfather.
He was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Massillon to the late Albert and Naomi
McConnell and is survived by his wife of 48 years, Delores; three sons, Dr.
Thomas (Laura) McConnell of Marysville, Jerome of Willowick and James
(Beth) McConnell of McCarrell; two daughters, Susan (John) Uranker of St.
Louis, Mo., and Jayne (Robert) Ohly of Middlefield; grandchildren,
Victoria, T.J., Steve, Stephenie, Daniel, Christopher, Brian, Michael,
Alexandra, Bobby and Samantha; two sisters, Virginia Flasig of Parma
Heights and Natalie Gravo of Massillon; and three brothers, Donald of
Asmara Eitrea and Robert and David of Massillon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Magdalene
Catholic Church, 460 E. 321 St., Willowick and burial will be at All Souls
Cemetery in Chardon Township. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday
at the Jack Monreal Funeral Home, East 320 and Vine streets in Willowick


KENNETH E. SHUCK
Kenneth E. Shuck, 51, of Marysville died this morning in his home following
a brief illness.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev.
Thomas Hackett officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran
Cemetery.
A full obituary will be printed in Saturday's paper

HELENA M MITCHELL
Helena M. Mitchell, 76, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at her
home surrounded by her daughter and several nieces after a short battle
with cancer.
She retired as an inventory control clerk from the Lazarus Department Store
in downtown Columbus in 1982. She had formerly worked at Madison's
Department Store, Montgomery Ward's service department and People's
Department Store in Logan, W.Va. She enjoyed quilting and needlework and
found great pleasure working in her flowerbeds and yard. She was dearly
loved by her nieces and nephews and appreciated the importance of her
extended family. She was especially proud of her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and her daughter.
She was born Feb. 10, 1925, the youngest of eight children of the late
Greenwood and Myrtle Bench Mullins and was predeceased by an infant
daughter, Rebecca Mitchell; a sister, Callie Bryant; and four brothers,
Rass, Willie, Earl and Elba Mullins. She married Walter Ray Mitchell Jan.
25, 1945, in Logan, W.Va., and he died May 6, 1998.
She is survived by her daughter, Annetta Wherry of Marysville with whom she
shared a home; three grandsons, Capt. John R. (Joann) Wherry Jr., U.S.
Army, Germany; David J. (Jennifer) Wherry of Columbus; and Donald R.
(Karen) Wherry of Marysville; eight great-grandchildren, Elyse, Alexis,
Kyle and Noah Wherry of Germany, Christopher and Caleb Wherry of Columbus
and Moira and Fiona Wherry of Marysville; two sisters, Corna Evans of
Delbarton, W.Va., and Opal Weaver of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Lillian
Mullins of Charleston W.Va., and Joyce Mullins of Elyria; and numerous
loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Curtis Booth of the Gahanna Freewill Baptist Church
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service
Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the American
Cancer Society in care of the funeral hom


PERRY ANDREW "ANDY" SNIDER
Perry Andrew "Andy" Snider, 43, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Marysville,
died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001.
He was employed as an arborist for Davey Trees for the past six years and
was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. He served in
the U.S. Navy from 1987-1991 during Desert Storm and was post commander at
VFW Nelson Campbell Jr. Post 8054 in Mount Gilead. He was a 1976 graduate
of Fairbanks High School and attended Hocking College.
He was born April 25, 1958, in Marysville and is survived by his parents,
Bernard and Dolores Henderson Snider; a daughter, Rebecca; a brother Terry
Snider; a sister, Pam (Jim) Hunter; a nephew, Jameison Snider; three
nieces, Jackie Hunter, Jill Hunter and Kacie Snider; and special friends,
Julie and children, Dustin, Chyenne and Dakota.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Craig Jones will officiate and burial will be at
the Mitchell Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday, where full military honors will be
conducted by VFW Post 8054. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW post,
Route 61, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

NANCY A. OHMER DICKINSON
Nancy A. Ohmer Dickinson, 84, of Harrisburg, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 1,
2001.
She was a 1936 graduate of Oakwood High School where she represented the
school in Ohio state speech contests and tennis tournaments. She
attended Erskine College and the Boston Conservatory of Music. Her
career in the performing arts spanned many decades. She served as a
historic interpreter at Williamsburg, Va., and was active in many
charitable and volunteer organizations. She was a member of the Junior
League of Dayton and later of the Junior League of Pittsburgh.
She was predeceased by her father, H. Beckman Ohmer; her mother, Erminie
Kiefaber Ohmer Schottland; her husband, James Dickinson; and a sister,
Jane Ohmer Jones.
She is survived by a son, John (Lynn) Dickinson of Harrisburg; a niece,
Nancy Palmer Jones; a nephew, Sherwood "Woody" Jones; and numerous
cousins and friends.
The Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Pa., is in charge of
arrangements.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Germantown
Cemetery, Germantown, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m.
Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh,
Pa.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, the September 11th Fund or a
local homeless shelter.


BONNIE L. GRAHAM
Bonnie L. Graham, 65, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001,
surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter following a
courageous battle with cancer.
She was retired from Nestles and was a 1953 graduate of Northwestern
Local High School in Raymond. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling and
especially enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family.
Born Jan. 24, 1936, in Union County, she was the second of six children
to the late Derwood and Gertrude Burkepile Leeper. On Aug. 1, 1980, she
married Bill Graham, who died Dec. 3, 1990. She is also preceded in
death by a son, Terry Sanders, who died March 1, 1987.
Survivors include four daughters, Colleen (David) Speicher, Sandy (Rick)
Bushong and Liz (Mike) Ripley of Marysville and Sarah (Rick) Diamond of
Raymond; two step-daughters, Lynette (Woody) Hamilton of Bexley and
LeeAnne (Ed) McEntire of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, David
(Shawna) Speicher, Erin and Jeremy Speicher, Melissa, Nick and Megan
Bushong, Chad and Samantha Ripley, Niki Sanders and Kayla Trimble; four
step-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Sean Hamilton and Eli and Joel McEntire;
three great-grandchildren, Patience Bellville, Austin Speicher and Chris
Barton; a brother, Dick (Jane) Leeper of Marysville; four sisters,
RoseAnn (Harold) Thompson of Hilliard, Elaine (Jerry) Hoffman of
Raymond, Dixie Grossman of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Dean (Jim) Duncan of
Marysville; her mother-in-law, Jean Graham of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Bob (Marilyn) Graham of Magnetic Springs; a
sister-in-law, Avolee (Harry) Fowler of Florida; her former husband, Sam
Sanders of Rockport, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will take place at
Broadway Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St.


L'ATHA M. HUMPHREYS
L'Atha M. Humphreys, 89, of Bellefontaine, formerly of East Liberty died
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Logan Acres Nursing Home after a long
illness.
An elementary school teacher for 35 years, she had taught fourth and
sixth grades at Mount Victory, East Liberty, Middleburg and West
Mansfield schools. She was a longtime member of the East Liberty United
Methodist Church and attended York McKendree United Methodist Church as
a child. She was graduated from York Center High School in 1929 and
received a bachelors degree in education from the Ohio University in
1965.
She was born Sept. 14, 1912, in York Township to the late Lutellus and
Ocie Atha Storms. She married W. Estel Humphreys in 1938, and he
preceded her in death in March, 1983. She was also precede in death by a
grandson, Timothy Staub, in 1998.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Baldridge of East Liberty, four
granddaughters, Leslie (Michael) Smith, Leah (Ray) Thompson, Anna (Luis)
Lopez and Mary Beth Baldridge; six great-grandchildren, Erin, Emily and
Seth Thompson, and Drew, Matt and Lydia Smith; and a sister, Alberta
Foos of West Mansfield.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the East Liberty United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Winnie Bateson officiating. Burial will
take place in the East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist
Church.


JOHN M. MURRAY
John M. Murray, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday,
Sept. 30, 2001, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and was a member of St.
Cecilia's Catholic Church in Columbus. He retired in 1997 as a food
stamp distributor with the state of Ohio and was a former accountant at
Mount Carmel Medical Center in the business office and data processing
department.
He was born Aug. 19, 1921, in London to the late Fae and Clara Dillow
Murray and was predeceased by a nephew, Lance Cpl. James Kandel.
He is survived by a sister, June (James) Ray of Marysville; a niece, Amy
(Jeff) Mouser of Marysville; a nephew, Tim (Yvonne) Kandel of Mount
Gilead; a special friend, Mary Lou Allen of Columbus; and many cousins
and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and a private burial will be held later at Lafayette Cemetery in Madison
County. The family will receive friends after the Mass.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be
made to Milcrest Nursing Center or Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

Sept. 01

RUTH C. BRELSFORD
Ruth C. Brelsford, a lifelong resident of Richwood, died Saturday Sept.
22, 2001, at Bay Breeze Nursing Home in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
She was a retired teacher, having taught for more than 37 years. Thirty
years of that time was spent in the Richwood/North Union district. She
was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Fortnightly
Club, Richwood Civic Center, Mount Carmel Chapter 40 O.E.S. and Union
County Retired Teachers Association.
She was born in Union County to the late Charles and Verna Hartman
Chandler and was predeceased by a daughter, Helen Safko; a sister, Hazel
Pfeiffer; and her husband, Paul R. "Red" Brelsford whom she married Nov.
25, 1932.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Carl) Hertzer of Gulf Breeze, Fla.;
five grandchildren, Mark Hertzer of Warren, Ann Fultz of Gulf Breeze,
Andrea Bradley of Oakland Park, Fla., Paul Safko of Pensacola, Fla., and
Thomas Safko of Dover, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday 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 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held
at 4:45 p.m.
The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood.

CECELIA SUE KELLY
 Cecelia Sue Kelly, 63, of Springfield died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at
her home.
 She received her degree in floral design from David Curtis Floral Design
 School and she loved floral design, gift wrapping, knitting, crocheting
and crafting. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, St. Bernard's
 Booster Club, Catholic Central Boosters Club and St. Mary's Booster Club.
 She was a past president of the Knights of Columbus Women's Council and a
 member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi. She was also a member of St.
 Hubert's Catholic Church of Higgins Lake, Mich., St. Hubert's Booster
Club, the Dig-n-Dirt Garden Club and Garden Partners Garden. She was loyal, fair
 and creative.
 She was born March 3, 1938, in Springfield to the late Charles Victor and
 Evelyn DeLaCroix Appel and was predeceased by a sister, Charlene Marie
 Taulbee and a nephew, Christopher Sachs.
 She was the beloved wife of 44 years of Dennis Robert Kelly and is
survived by two daughters, Debi Sue Kelly of Springfield and Denise Marie (Dave)
 Dunn of Marysville; two sons, Brian Robert (Mary) Kelly of Springfield and
 Sean Patrick (Amy) Kelly of New Carlisle; the most precious talented and
 beautiful grandchildren in the world, Kelly Marie Spencer, Kaci Ann Dunn,
 Jessica Cecelia Kelly, Jacob Dennis Kelly, Chloe Kelly Alt and Chase David
 Dunn; two sisters, Virginia Lee Sachs of Urbana and Mary Lynn Johnson of
 Springfield; a brother, Charles Joseph Appel of Atlanta, Ga.; many
precious nieces and nephews; precious friends, Marilyn Scanlan, Susan Lough, Janet
 Fazio, Shirley Georges and Barbara Pickleseimer; and many other close
 friends.A memorial service will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 910
Lagonda Ave., Springfield, at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Paul Hurst will officiate
 and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
 p.m. Thursday at the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark County Public Library, 201
 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45506, or Mercy Hospice Fund, 1343 N.
 Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504.
 Condolences may be expressed at www.littletonandrue.com.

JILL JORDAN HOFFMAN
Jill Jordan Hoffman, 32, of Plain City died suddenly Monday, Sept. 24,
2001, in Florida.
She was born May 21, 1969, in London, Ohio, and was predeceased by her
father Jimmie Dale Jordan in 1984.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Gloria and Charlie Calle of
Plain City; three children, Heather, Tiffany and C.J. Hoffman of Logan;
three brothers, Jeff (Colleen) Jordan of Lewis Center and Jeff Radcliff and
Tyler Jordan of Columbus; three sisters, Kim Miller of Oak Harbor, Julie
Jordan Tomlinson of Ostrander and Whitney Jordan of Columbus; her
grandmother, Doris Eddy of Marysville; her grandfather, Marvin (Jean)
Binkley of London; and many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Arrangements are pending with the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City

ETHYL E. WILLIS
Ethyl E. Willis, 94, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She had worked at Sawyer's Sanitarium and Spain's 5 and 10 Cent Store in
Richwood. She was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church in Ironton.
She was born May 12, 1907, in Ironton to the late Abe and Murdie Pemberton
Pancake and was predeceased by two sons, Landon and Damon Willis; two
brothers; and a sister. She married John Willis in 1930 and he died in 1969.
She is survived by two daughters, June Mann of Alabama and Helen Eulett of
Toledo; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
At the family's request, there will be no public visitation or funeral.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood


EARL C. GREWELL
Earl C. Grewell, 74, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his home.
He retired in 1969 as a U.S. Air Force missile squadron tech sergeant. He
enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served in the
Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was stationed at Little
Rock, Minot and Tyndell Air Force bases throughout his military career.
After retirement, he worked as a parts manager at Sears Automotive at
Eastland Mall and as a truck driver for Roberts Express.
He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. He
enjoyed landscaping, flower and vegetable gardening and carpentry. He liked
jigsaw puzzles and playing the harmonica and was known for his sense of
humor. He was fond of his pet dogs.
He was born April 18, 1927, in Newcomerstown to the late John Ervin and
Hannah Gertrude Plants Grewell.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara E. Morgan Grewell whom he married June
21, 1950, in Cambridge; a son, Earl "Chris" Kathy Grewell of Smyrna, Tenn.;
four daughters, Jane (Daniel) Craig of California, Nora (Michael) Cook and
Theresa (Terry) Agin of Columbus and Mary (Roger) Ingold of Groveport; 13
grandchildren, John (Tara) Grewell, Tracy (David) Sawyer, Roger Hanna,
Erica VanDeWater, Jamie Spann, Jenny (Virgil) Hough, Amber Harvel, Doug
(Amy) Robinson, Barbie (Allan) Page, Aunalie (Eric) Parson, Amy (Eric)
Brace and Josh and Joe Ingold; 23 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Tacy
Ray of Michigan, Helen Gotshaw of Washington, Alice Denton of Oklahoma,
Mary Campbell of South Carolina, Dorothy Courtney of Florida and Thelma
Morris of West Lafayette; four brothers, Walter Grewell, Loren Grewell and
Victor Grewell of West Lafayette and Richard Grewell of Missouri; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ron Everetts will officiate and burial with military honors
will be held at noon Thursday at the Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


CHARLES WILLIAM CLARK
Charles William Clark, 74, of Urbana died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at
Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.
He served with the United States Army at the end of World War II. In the
1950s and 1960s he managed Todd's Book Store and Clark's Gift Store which
he owned with his wife. He retired in 1989 from Siemens in Bellefontaine
where he was a printer. He enjoyed spending time at the Urbana-Champaign
County Senior Center. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
He was born May 15, 1927, in Milford Center to the late Ralph W. and
Ernistine W. Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Gwynola J. Shepard Clark whom he married March
2, 1946, in Urbana; a son, Jonathan L. Clark of Chicago; three daughters,
Cerena Clark Miele of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cynthia G. Clark of Urbana and
Carol J. Clark of Columbus; grandchildren, Nathaniel C. Clark and Joshua G.
Clark of Urbana, Justin I. Clark of Hammond, Ind. and Kathryn R. Clark of
Chicago; a brother, Dwight M. (Phyllis) Clark of Milford Center; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
At his request, there will be no memorial services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the senior center.

JOE BAKER
Joe Baker, 52, of Brownwood, Texas, formerly of the Arcanum and Marysville
are, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Bellhaven Nursing Center in
Killeen, Texas, after an extended illness.
He is survived by his parents, Don and Maxine Ditmer Baker of Greenville;
four sisters, Carol (Gene) McGuire of Englewood, Christy Quinn of
Haymarket, Va., and Mary Jean Kauffman and Sandra Pilcher of  Greenville;
and a brother, Ted E. Baker of Greenville.
Private services will be held at a later date and burial will be at the
Abbottsville Cemetery

RUTH C. BRELSFORD
Ruth C. Brelsford, a lifelong resident of Richwood, died Saturday Sept. 22,
2001, at Bay Breeze Nursing Home in Gulf Breeze, Fla.
She was a retired teacher, having taught for more than 37 years. Thirty
years of that time was spent in the Richwood/North Union district. She was
a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Fortnightly Club,
Richwood Civic Center, Mount Carmel Chapter 40 O.E.S. and Union County
Retired Teachers Association.
She was born in Union County to the late Charles and Verna Hartman Chandler
and was predeceased by a daughter, Helen Safko; a sister, Hazel Pfeiffer;
and her husband, Paul R. "Red" Brelsford whom she married Nov. 25, 1932.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Carl) Hertzer of Gulf Breeze, Fla.;
five grandchildren, Mark Hertzer of Warren, Ann Fultz of Gulf Breeze,
Andrea Bradley of Oakland Park, Fla., Paul Safko of Pensacola, Fla., and
Thomas Safko of Dover, Fla.; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 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 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 at the
funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held at 4:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United
Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood




RICHARD LINCOLN HERD
Richard Lincoln Herd, 88, of Delaware died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001.
He was a member of the First North East Church of God and retired from
Jefferies Manufacturing with more than 40 years of service. He enjoyed his
family, his work and his hobby farm.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Jessie and Franklin; and two sisters,
Flossie McGrew and Ivaloo McNier.
He is survived by his wife, Frieda; two sons, Richard Jr. (Ruth) of
Cincinnati and Mike (Bobbie) of Delaware; two daughters, Dorothy (Allen)
Mitchell of British Columbia and Mary (Ed) Busch of Lewis Center; 11
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service
Tuesday


DONALD E. WELSH
Donald E. Welsh, 61, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 20,
2001, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was a foreman at Denison Hydraulics for 25 years and moved to Port
Charlotte in 1991, where he was store manager at Rich's Mobil.
He was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Washington Courthouse and was predeceased by
his father, Dennis Welsh; his stepfather, Leo Bell; and his wife, Phyllis
Welsh.
He is survived by his companion, Terri Chiacchiaro of Port Charlotte; his
mother, Velma Bell of Washington Courthouse; four sons, Rodney (Jean) Welsh
of Delaware, Bradley (Lori) Welsh of Richwood, Norman (Wendy) Welch of
Battleground, Wash., and Donald Ty Welsh of Portsmouth; a stepson, Rodney
(Rynecia) Norris of Marysville; seven grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lynn (Tom) Dennis of Chillicothe and
Lynda (Paul) Rodgers of Greenfield; and four brothers, Stanley (Joyce)
Welsh of Washington Courthouse, Jerry (Paula) Welsh and Earl (Elsbeth)
Welsh of Delaware and Robert (Jackie) Welsh of Greenfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Roberson Funeral
Home Port Charlotte Chapel. The Rev. James. R. Kuse of the Port Charlotte
United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today. A memorial service will be held in Ohio at a later date


EARL C. GREWELL
Earl C. Grewell, 74, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his home.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

SALLY ANN STIPP
Sally Ann Stipp, 58, formerly of Claibourne, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001,
at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas.
She was born May 21, 1943, in Delaware and was predeceased by her father,
Lester Jolliff.
She is survived by her mother, Ethel (Wilt) Belville; two daughters, Debbie
Huff of Houston and Josie Thomas of Palm Bay, Fla.; a son, Brian Rutan of
Troy; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Steve Jolliff of North Lewisburg
and Donald Jolliff of Rexford, Mont.; and two sisters, Sandy Evans and
Sharon Price of Marysville.
Private services were held Wednesday in Houston


LUCILLE CAMPISI STOUGHTON

Lucille Campisi Stoughton, 79, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at
St. Ann's Hospital.
She was retired from the state of Ohio after many long years of service and
was a homeroom teacher at Bishop Watterson High School. She was a member of
St. Michael Parish since 1947 where she was actively involved in many fund
raising activities and served as a member of the Resurrection choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; a sister, Kathryn; and
brothers, Russell and Joseph.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Craig and Lynn (Walt) Henderson;
two grandchildren, Cari (Mike) Bambach and Christine (David) Todd; a
sister, Edith (Anthony) Tarquinio; a brother, Leon (Eileen) Campisi; and
many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic
Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. The Rev. Will Everett will be the
celebrant and the Rev. Thomas Brosmer will be co-celebrant. Burial will be
at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at John Quint and Sons Funeral Home, 1177 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church




FRANCIS JOSEPH DEVINE
Francis Joseph Devine, 79, of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001,
at Reid Hospital after a short illness.
He worked for the Richmond Baking Company for 15 years and retired in 1975
from Wayne Dairy as an ice cream mixer. He was a Navy veteran of World War
II and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion.
He was born March 8, 1922, in Marysville to the late John and Josephine
Brim Devine and was predeceased by two daughters, Carol Sue Devine and
Sandra Rose Devine; and three brothers, Robert, James and John Devine. He
had lived in Richmond since 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Devine whom he married Feb. 6, 1948;
two sons, Tim Devine of Holly Hill, Fla., and Tom Devine of Richmond; three
daughters, Cynthia Devine, Sally Walter and Diana Smith of Richmond; two
grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Devine and Richard Devine of Marysville;
two sisters, Mary McIntyre of Marysville and Marjorie Mathys of Columbus;
and several nieces and nephews.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial was held today at St. Mary's Church and
burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, in care
of the Richmond Catholic Office, 240 S. Sixth St., Richmond, Ind. 47374.
The Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Lucille Campisi Stoughton, 79, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at
St. Ann's Hospital.
She was retired from the state of Ohio after many long years of service and
was a homeroom teacher at Bishop Watterson High School. She was a member of
St. Michael Parish since 1947 where she was actively involved in many fund
raising activities and served as a member of the Resurrection choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; a sister, Kathryn; and
brothers, Russell and Joseph.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Craig and Lynn (Walt) Henderson;
two grandchildren, Cari (Mike) Bambach and Christine (David) Todd; a
sister, Edith (Anthony) Tarquinio; a brother, Leon (Eileen) Campisi; and
many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic
Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. The Rev. Will Everett will be the
celebrant and the Rev. Thomas Brosmer will be co-celebrant. Burial will be
at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at John Quint and Sons Funeral Home, 1177 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church




FRANCIS JOSEPH DEVINE
Francis Joseph Devine, 79, of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001,
at Reid Hospital after a short illness.
He worked for the Richmond Baking Company for 15 years and retired in 1975
from Wayne Dairy as an ice cream mixer. He was a Navy veteran of World War
II and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion.
He was born March 8, 1922, in Marysville to the late John and Josephine
Brim Devine and was predeceased by two daughters, Carol Sue Devine and
Sandra Rose Devine; and three brothers, Robert, James and John Devine. He
had lived in Richmond since 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Devine whom he married Feb. 6, 1948;
two sons, Tim Devine of Holly Hill, Fla., and Tom Devine of Richmond; three
daughters, Cynthia Devine, Sally Walter and Diana Smith of Richmond; two
grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Devine and Richard Devine of Marysville;
two sisters, Mary McIntyre of Marysville and Marjorie Mathys of Columbus;
and several nieces and nephews.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial was held today at St. Mary's Church and
burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, in care
of the Richmond Catholic Office, 240 S. Sixth St., Richmond, Ind. 47374.
The Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Lucille Campisi Stoughton, 79, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at
St. Ann's Hospital.
She was retired from the state of Ohio after many long years of service and
was a homeroom teacher at Bishop Watterson High School. She was a member of
St. Michael Parish since 1947 where she was actively involved in many fund
raising activities and served as a member of the Resurrection choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; a sister, Kathryn; and
brothers, Russell and Joseph.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Craig and Lynn (Walt) Henderson;
two grandchildren, Cari (Mike) Bambach and Christine (David) Todd; a
sister, Edith (Anthony) Tarquinio; a brother, Leon (Eileen) Campisi; and
many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic
Church, 5750 N. High St., Worthington. The Rev. Will Everett will be the
celebrant and the Rev. Thomas Brosmer will be co-celebrant. Burial will be
at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at John Quint and Sons Funeral Home, 1177 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Church




FRANCIS JOSEPH DEVINE
Francis Joseph Devine, 79, of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001,
at Reid Hospital after a short illness.
He worked for the Richmond Baking Company for 15 years and retired in 1975
from Wayne Dairy as an ice cream mixer. He was a Navy veteran of World War
II and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the American Legion.
He was born March 8, 1922, in Marysville to the late John and Josephine
Brim Devine and was predeceased by two daughters, Carol Sue Devine and
Sandra Rose Devine; and three brothers, Robert, James and John Devine. He
had lived in Richmond since 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Devine whom he married Feb. 6, 1948;
two sons, Tim Devine of Holly Hill, Fla., and Tom Devine of Richmond; three
daughters, Cynthia Devine, Sally Walter and Diana Smith of Richmond; two
grandchildren; two brothers, Paul Devine and Richard Devine of Marysville;
two sisters, Mary McIntyre of Marysville and Marjorie Mathys of Columbus;
and several nieces and nephews.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial was held today at St. Mary's Church and
burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, in care
of the Richmond Catholic Office, 240 S. Sixth St., Richmond, Ind. 47374.
The Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

HARRIET S. SIMONS
Harriet S. Simons, 95, of Lancaster died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the
Main Street Terrace Nursing Home in Lancaster after a long illness.
She was born Jan. 1, 1906, in Powell to the late Jacob H. and Grace L.
Moore Simons and was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a sister, Ruth I. Smith of Milford Center; a brother,
William H. Simons of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held Monday and burial was a Walnut Grove Cemetery in
Worthington. The Rev. Richard Teller officiated.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home handled arrangements

RUTH P. SMITH
Ruth P. Smith, 92, a lifelong resident of Union County and formerly of the Richwood Community Apartments, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Morningview Care Center in Marion where she had lived for the last four years.
She was retired from the former Glosser's Greenhouse in Richwood and had answered phones for the Stofcheck Funeral Home. She was a longtime member of Richwood Central United Methodist Church and a former member of the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Union County to the late Clyde S. and Bertha Norris Chandler and was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. She married Marion J. Smith Aug. 6, 1927, and he died Jan. 28, 1968.
She is survived by three sons, Marion (Betty J.) Smith Jr. of Pataskala, Donald E. (Esther) Smith of Johnstown and Vernon Lee (Jackie) Smith of Pleasantville; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau 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 Central United Methodist Church, 22 E. Blagrove St., Richwood


JANET KAY SCHEIDERER
Jane Kay Scheiderer, 62, of Magnetic Springs died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and had worked at the bath houses and hotels in Magnetic Springs as a young woman.
She was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Magnetic Springs to the late Paul D. and Freda Mae Ballard Scheiderer and was predeceased by three brothers, Bob, Denny and Malcomb Scheiderer and two sisters, Anita Kleiber and June Scheiderer.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Dave) (Bishop) Mahon of Marion; three grandchildren, Marci, Avery and Josiah; and a great-grandson, Meshach; three brothers, Dave (Brenda) Scheiderer of Richwood, Ron Scheiderer of Marion and Jerry Scheiderer of Magnetic Springs; two sisters, Miriam Scheiderer of Magnetic Springs and Beverly (Harold) Vanbrimmer of Warrensburg; and a brother-in-law, Harold Kleiber of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral home in Richwood. The Rev. Melvin Terry will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday


JUNE E. STEVENS ELKINS
June E. Stevens Elkins, 83, a 40-year resident of Marysville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marysville and enjoyed being with her family more than anything in this world.
She was born Feb. 13, 1918, in Bellaire to the late Lawrence and Phylledia Frederick Greenwood and was predeceased by a son, Ronald at the age of six and a daughter, Janet at the age of six months; and four brothers, Arthur, Paul, Wilbur and William Greenwood. She married James F. Stevens in Bellaire and he died in 1985. She married Clyde Elkins of Hilliard in 1992 and he died in 1995.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Joan) Stevens of Marysville; a daughter, Cheryl (Rod) Nicol of Plain City; four grandchildren, Troy (Ning) Coons and Guy (Tonya) Stevens of Marysville, Vicki (Richard) Stevens of Maryland and Jodi Foertmeyer of Fort Lauderdale; two great-grandchildren, Kirsten and Kara Stevens; a dear sister, Emily Hawthorne of Marysville; two brothers, Ford Greenwood of Maryland and Andrew Greenwood of Marysville; and several dearly-loved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery in Galloway. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Marysville, 645 S. Chestnut St


JANE MARIE BROWNING WATKINS
Jane Marie Browning Watkins, 98, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She lived a great deal of her life in the Pharisburg and Marysville areas and was a former employee of Gugel Hardware. She was the oldest living member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by friends and family.
She was born Aug. 7, 1903, in Barberton to the late Joseph M. and Effie Guy Browning and was predeceased by three sisters, Inez Weidman, Julia Fishbaugh and Josephine Kaufman; and two brothers, Lavern Browning and Delmore Browning; and her husband, Clarence Watkins.
She is survived by a son, Thomas M. (Jane) Watkins of Crossville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Arlene Hooper of Hilliard, Darlene Watkins of Westland, Mich., Beverly Preston of Whitmore Lake, Mich., and Becky Dominador of Ontario, Calif.; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leroy Browning of California.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home

MARGARET H. CHITTUM
Margaret H. Chittum, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at Riverside
Hospital. She was retired from Timken Rollerbearing and was a member of
Calvary Apostolic Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester Chittum Sr. and sons, Lester
Chittum Jr. and Donald Eugene Chittum.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Margaret R. Chittum; five
grandchildren, William (Sheila) Chittum, David Chittum, Lisa Chittum, Debra
Breitfeller and Linda (Michael) Haye; nine great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rose Lee; a sister-in-law, Bertha
Armstrong; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jerry Spears Funeral
Home, 2693 W. Broad St. The Rev. Frank Yokum will officiate and burial will
be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday


HUNTER EDWARD PERKINS
Hunter Edward Perkins died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Grant Riverside Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7 to Jeffery D. and Sheri Strickland Deel Perkins of West
Mansfield; a sister, Heather Deel and a brother, Heath Deel of the home;
paternal grandparents, Carl and Loretta Perkins of Forest; maternal
grandparents, Bruce and Shirley Strickland of Broadway; paternal
great-grandmother, Lillie Perkins of Forest; and paternal
great-grandparents, Kenneth and Cora Holcomb of Kenton.
A private family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Broadway Cemetery. The Rev. Rex Roth will officiate.
The Shields Funeral Home in Forest is in charge of arrangements

FLORENCE "FLO" ROBINSON BOLLACK
Florence "Flo" Robinson Bollack, 66, of Marysville, formerly of North
Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
She was retired from the Sunray Stove Company in Delaware and was a member
of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a former member of Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church in North Lewisburg. She enjoyed bowling, euchre
and collecting angels and bells and was an avid sports fan.
She was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Union County to the late Lester and Evelyn F.
Brown Robinson Sr. and was predeceased by her husband, Aloisius "Boob"
Bollack in 1975 and a daughter, Theresa L. Coplan in 1981.
She is survived by two sons, Mike (Debbie) Bollack of Marion and Harold
Bollack of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Angela Dawn, Brian and Crystal
Bollack; three sisters, Delores Baker of Maryville and Ethel Miller and
Sandra (Robert) Puckett of Milford Center; three brothers, Lester (Ruby)
Robinson Jr. of Milford Center, James (Marylee) Robinson of Freemont,
Calif., and Harold "Bub" Robinson of Delaware; a special friend, Gerald
"Shorty" Wells of Delaware; many nieces and nephews; three aunts, Myrtle
Brown of Kentucky and Gladys Brown and Mary Lou Schnees of Milford Center;
and two sisters-in-law, Rose Koenig of Jefferson City, Mo., and Patricia
(Jack) Dean of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home



ILAH M. HARPER
Ilah M. Harper, 85, of Marysville died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease.
A loving mother and grandmother, she was employed for more than 20 years as
a timekeeper at Eljer Manufacturing. She was a member of First English
Lutheran Church and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She and her husband enjoyed
traveling, especially their trips to Alaska and the Black Hills of Montana
and Canada.
She was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Redstone, Mont., to the late Thomas and
Sarah Johnston Ragsdale and was predeceased by two brothers, Earl and Floyd
Ragsdale; a grandson, Ken Graves; and a granddaughter, Sharon Ann Atkin.
She married George Henry Harper July 14, 1934 in Covington, Ky., and he
died Sept. 15, 1997.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Gerald) Graves of Marysville and
Yvonne Morrow of Smithville, Tenn.; a son, Dave (Thelma) Harper of
Broadway; eight grandchildren, Terri (Ray) Myers, Jill Mershon, Wayne
Graves, Jerald (Debbie) Harper, Cindy (Roy) Glaze, Mary McDonald, Ellen
(Randy) Johnson and Mark Harper and his fiancee, Kim Winters; and a sister,
Myrl Dunn of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Genzman will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3380
Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Cards will be available at the funeral
home


JACK M. SNYDER
Jack M. Snyder, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home in Alice, Texas.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1942 and because of having been
blinded in one eye during his youth, was assigned stateside duty guarding
POWS and as the company mess sergeant. He was attacked by a Japanese POW
and lost one of his lungs and was released from the service in February
1945.
He began working with the Autolight Company in Akron in 1947 as a salesman
and retired after 40 years with the company. He joined Joppa Lodge 666 in
Akron in 1948 and was raised to a Master Mason and attained his 32nd Degree
in 1951 in Little Rock Ark. He became a Shriner in 1951 and became a member
of Blue Lodge in Lubbock, Texas, in 1952. He was a member of the Clown unit
at the Amarillo Kiva Shrine and a member of the drum and bugle corps of the
Sons of Arabia Shrine in Houston.
His family moved to Marysville in 1970 and established the Triple JB
Catfish Farm and Campground on McAdow Road and attended the First
Presbyterian Church.
He was born March 1, 1918, in Mullinville, Kan., and was raised by his
grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Monroe Snyder whom he married July 4,
1945; two daughters, Jan Anderson of Marysville and Jill (Dr. James)
Koerner of Alice; a son, Robert Snyder of Key Largo, Fla.; 11
grandchildren, Amy (Clint) Dummitt, Amanda (Jason) Ary, Samantha Olson,
Kelly (Steve) Schaner, Russell Koerner, Amanda Koerner, Keith Snyder,
Bonnie (Shawn) McCormick, Tara Estrada, Jackie Koerner-Wolfrey and Zach
Koerner-Wolfrey; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners
Crippled Children's Hospital in Galveston

NORMA JEAN ANDERSON
Norma Jean Anderson, 76, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, as the
result of an auto accident in Columbus.
A homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She enjoyed collecting dolls and singing at church with
her sisters and was an election day poll worker in Broadway. A lifelong
Christian she attended God's Country Church and was affiliated with the
former Main Street Church of Christ in Marysville.
She was born March 16, 1925, in Rosefarm to the late Charles and Maude
Walsh McIntyre.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Bruce Anderson; two daughters,
Cheryl L. (Daniel K.) Robinson and Lori J. Anderson of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Michele (Omar) Herbon, Angela (Mike) Short and Daniel K.
Robinson II of Marysville and Jeffrey Van Ness of Louisville, Ky.; four
great-grandchildren, Jordan, Amber, Austin and Alex; and three sisters,
Evelyn (Jim) Crider of Naples, Fla., Ellen (Eddie) Charles and Ardella
Landerman of Crooksville.
Due to the convalescence of her husband, a memorial service will be held at
a later date.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to God's Country Church or the
Marysville Missionary Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


FLORENCE "FLO" ROBINSON BOLLACK
Florence "Flo" Robinson Bollack, 66, of Marysville, formerly of the North
Lewisburg area, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper


ILAH M. HARPER
Ilah M. Harper, 85, of The Gables at Green Pastures died Tuesday, Sept. 11,
2001.
She was predeceased by her husband, George Harper.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

MELLINDA S. PAYNE
Mellinda S. Payne, 60, of Plain City died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of the Dublin Community Church and a past member of OES
Level Chapter 109 of Hilliard. She was a 1958 graduate of Dublin High
School and a three-year member of the Ohio State University marching band.
She enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed spending time at the cabin in
Canada.
She was born July 27, 1941, in Columbus and was predeceased by her father,
Charles William Shriver Jr. in 2000; her husband, Thomas M. Payne Sr. in
1991; and a brother, James C. Shriver in 1998.
She is survived by her mother, Marcia Gould Shriver; a son, Tom (Donna)
Payne Jr.; a daughter, Laura (Charles) Ooten Sr.; and two grandchildren,
Ashley Ooten and Charles Ooten Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Jack Marcum will officiate and burial will be at
the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 900 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215

NORMA JEAN ANDERSON
Norma Jean Anderson, 76, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001.
Due to the illness of her husband, Bruce, arrangements are pending and a
full obituary will be published in Wednesday's newspaper.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

CLARISSA MARY GARRETT HOBOR
Clarissa Mary Garrett Hobor, 79, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. She attended Bliss
College and coordinated the Red Cross blood drive for Plumbers and Pipe
Fitters Union Local 189 in Columbus for several years. She enjoyed ceramics
and pulik dogs.
She was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Ada
Catherine Shaffer Garrett and was predeceased by her husband, George Albert
Hobor in 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Diana Hobor of Marysville and Janette
Pryor of Westerville; many other relatives; and her pet dogs, Atilla and
Katta.
A prayer service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Graveside
services will be held at noon Monday at the Galena Cemetery in Galena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society or
the National World War II Memorial. Envelopes will be available at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


IDA DELORES SPAIN JONES
Ida Delores Spain Jones, 65, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at
her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer.
A great mom, she was a retired waitress who had worked at Millie's
Restaurant in Marysville and Nipperd's in Delaware. She was a member of the
Marysville Free Will Baptist Church and the ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed
her church, music and yard sales and especially enjoyed spending time with
her sons and grandchildren.
She was born April 28, 1936, in Greenup, Ky., the oldest of five children
of Roy and Ella Burton Hicks and was predeceased by her father; her former
husband, Norman Spain; her second husband, Charles Jones; a brother, Lonnie
Hicks; and a close friend, Red Van Gundy.
She is survived by her mother, a resident of The Gables at Green Pastures;
two sons, Norman "J.R." Spain Jr. and Terry Lee (Tammy Dull) Spain of Grove
City; three granddaughters, Angela Cox and Summer and Kellie Spain; four
great-grandchildren, Avery, Ryan, Isaiah and Samantha Cox; three sisters,
Vena (Jess) Louden of Irwin, Betty (Junior) Thacker of Marysville and Norma
(Mike) Kuhns of Unionville Center; numerous nieces and nephews; and a
special friend, Judy Blankenship.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Revs. C.A. Newman and Clarence Workman 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 Union County Cancer Society, 532
Fairwood Drive, Marysville



NORMA JEAN ANDERSON

Norma Jean Anderson, 76, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce, and two daughters, Sheri Robinson
and Lori Anderson.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

DONNA M. ANDREWS WARD
Donna M. Andrews Ward, 73, of Milford Center, formerly of the Columbus
area, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Riverside Hospital.
She was retired as event coordinator for Darby Dan Farms in Galloway. She
enjoyed reading, sewing and fishing and was an avid NASCAR fan.
She was born March 26, 1928, in Richwood to the late Donald and Arleen
Mathers Webb and was predeceased by an infant sister; a granddaughter,
Jennifer R. Andrews; and two husbands, Dwight E. Andrews on June 10, 1976,
and William H. Ward on Nov. 17, 2000.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen S. (Greg) Sherman of Milford Center; a
son, Daniel D. (Louann) Andrews of Marysville; a stepdaughter, Barbara
(Charles) Massie of Columbus; five grandchildren, Amy (Bo) Spain, Angie
Berry, Niki (David) Hull, Kathy (Tad) Rumas and Roberta (Paul) Caudill;
nine great-grandchildren, Josh, Darren and Hailey Spain, Roger Beekman,
Kyle Berry, Kayla and Timothy Rumas, Caine Dixon and Jessee Caudill; and
two brothers, Carl (Annabelle) Webb of Marion and Robert (Bettie) Webb of
Delaware.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Claibourne Cemetery
in Richwood. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and friends may call
from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville.
The deceased's grandsons will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Mid
Ohio in care of the funeral home


CLARISSA M. HOBOR

Clarissa M. Hobor, 79, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home


DONNA M. ANDREWS WARD
Donna M. Andrews Ward, 73, of Milford Center died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001,
at Riverside Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home


DEBORAH GIBBS
Deborah Gibbs, 49, of Rushsylvania died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her home.
She was a homemaker. She graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 1970
and attended Mount Tabor Church of God.
She was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Bellefontaine to Doyle and Laura Brunson
Thurman and was predeceased by her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Gibbs whom she married July 13, 1973;
two sons, Micheal Gibbs and Ryan Gibbs of Rushsylvania; her father and
stepmother, Doyle and Ann Thurman of Springfield; a sister, Marilyn Thurman
of Lakeland, Fla.; and three brothers, Gene Thurman of Marysville, Doyle
Thurman of Mechanicsburg; and Joe Thurman of Lakeland, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Tabor Church of
God. Brother Bill Price will officiate and burial will be at the
Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice in Bellefontaine.
The Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview is in charge of arrangements


NELLIE O. JOHNSON
Nellie O. Johnson, 88, of Heath, formerly of Mingo, died Wednesday, Sept.
5, 2001, at Arlington Care Center in Newark.
She was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Champaign County to the late Dave and Dora
Reynolds Holycross and was predeceased by two brothers; three sisters; and
three husbands, Benny Louden, Dwight Westfall and Claude Johnson.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Louden (Carl) Evans of Heath; four
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a
sister, Mildred Edwards of Allen Center; and a brother, Carl Holycross of
California.
Graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg
at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Kurt King will officiate and there will be no
calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg United Methodist
Church building fund, 124 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com

KATHRYN VIRGINIA TAYLOR WENTZ
Kathryn Virginia Taylor Wentz, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Milford
Center, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville surrounded
by her loving family and hospice care givers.
A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she had been a member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville since 1948. She sang in the
choir, served as elder and deacon and was a member and former president of
the Presbyterian Women.
She was a former secretary to the vice president of Eljer Plumbingware in
Salem and worked as a secretary at the Union County Health Department many
years ago. She assisted in the Union Local School cafeteria during her
children's growing years and was employed briefly at the meat department at
Kaufman's IGA Market.
She sang with the Windsor Singers and was a member of Windsor and Community
Seniors, an original member of Memorial Hospital of Union County's women's
auxiliary, a member of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and member
and past president of OCCL Senior Mother's Club. She was a former member of
the Business and Professional Women, the Marysville Lioness Club and Kings
Daughters and served as a Cub Scout den mother for the Boy Scouts of
America and a Girl Scout leader.
She was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Salem to the late Emmor and Lillian Spencer
Taylor and was predeceased by a brother, Homer S. Taylor in 1988; a nephew,
Mitchell Wentz; and a brother-in-law, Charles A. Wentz.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Wentz whom she married Oct. 8,
1938, in Salem; a daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Scheiderer of Marysville; a son,
Tom (Susan) Wentz of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; four grandchildren, Daniel D.
Wentz and Jill (Jeff) Harriman of Marysville, Neil (Corrine) Wentz of
Phoenix and Amy (Tom) Gousios of Fair Oaks, Calif.; five
great-grandchildren, Megan and Seth Harriman and Christine, Alexis and Cyra
Jane Wentz; two sisters-in-law, Opal Taylor of Sebring and Rita Mae Wentz
of Lompoc, Calif.; two nieces, Rebecca (Bourbon) Ziegler of University
Heights and Dale (Danny) Drake of Martinsville, Ind.; and a nephew, Robert
(Melissa) Taylor Rochester, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb will officiate and private
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home where Eastern Star services
will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Loving Care Hospice


PAUL R. FISH
Paul R. Fish, 74, of Leesburg, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001.
He was a retired engineer for Western Electric and was of the Methodist
faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and moved to Florida in
1982 from Joppa Towne, Md.
He was born in Radnor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Leesburg; a son, James Fish of
Clearwater; a daughter, Paula McVey of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by the Page-Theus Funeral Home, 914 W. Main
St., Leesburg, Fla


BILLI DAWN WILSON MOORE
Billi Dawn Wilson Moore, 41, of Plain City died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Washington Court House.
She is survived by her husband, James M. Moore whom she married Aug. 11,
2001; two sons, William Owensby and Kelly Stockton; her mother, Barbara
(Lou) Murray of London, her father, Bill Wilson of Washington Court House;
four sisters, Judy Moore, Vicki Wilson, Brandi Boyer and Suzi Wilson; her
mother-in-law, Helen Virginia Moore of Plain City; and a brother-in-law,
Terry L. (Phyllis) Moore of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate and burial
will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday

 

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SALLY LOUISE PRICE NAVIN
Sally Louise Price Navin, 63, died June 12, 2001, at her home in Norfolk,
Va., of cancer.
She was born June 7, 1938, in Marysville.
A lifelong educator and traveler, she graduated from Marysville High School
in 1956 and earned a Ph.D. in guidance and counseling from The Ohio State
University in 1968. She joined the faculty of Ohio University in Athens and
began a distinguished career in higher education. Her areas of interest
included assertiveness training, counseling children, HIV counseling, human
sexuality, counseling ethics, counseling disabled adults and international
counseling.
It was the latter subject that brought her the greatest personal and
professional satisfaction. In 1982 she joined the Ohio University USAID
project in Botswana where she introduced guidance and counseling concepts
to local teachers. She returned to Botswana in 1985 to work with the
government ministry of education and again in 1988 when she was awarded a
Fulbright lecture grant. Additional projects brought her back to the region
many times in the 1990s.
In addition to her work in southern Africa, she lectured widely throughout
the world and spent a year in Ankara, Turkey, in 1996-97 as a member of the
World Bank/Turkish Higher Education Council project.
Professional honors included the Ohio Counseling Association Past
Presidents Award in 1992 and the Ohio Mental Health Counselors Researcher
of the Year Award in 1994. She retired from Ohio University as a full
professor in 1998.
Prior to her retirement, she was active at Christ Lutheran Church in Athens
where she served on the campus ministry committee. She was a member of
First Lutheran Church in Norfolk at the time of her death.
She is survived by a brother, James W. Price of Chandler, Ariz.; a nephew,
James E. Price of Los Angeles; and a niece, Amy Heneghan of Lahaina, Hawaii.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Christ Lutheran
Church, 69 Mill St., Athens, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, 6340 Center Drive, York Building Suite 129, Norfolk,
Va., 23502, or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk,
Va. 23518


LUCEILE CLARA NIESET
Luceile Clara Nieset, mother of Clara Rose Gucwa of Raymond, died
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
She died in her home in Millersville, surrounded by loving and devoted
family members


KATHRYN VIRGINIA TAYLOR WENTZ
Kathryn Virginia Taylor Wentz, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Milford
Center, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville surrounded
by her loving family and hospice care givers.
A homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she had been a member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville since 1948. She sang in the
choir, served as elder and deacon and was a member and former president of
the Presbyterian Women.
She was a former secretary to the vice president of Eljer Plumbingware in
Salem and worked as a secretary at the Union County Health Department many
years ago. She assisted in the Union Local School cafeteria during her
children's growing years and was employed briefly at the meat department at
Kaufman's IGA Market.
She sang with the Windsor Singers and was a member of Windsor and Community
Seniors, an original member of Memorial Hospital of Union County's women's
auxiliary, a member of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and member
and past president of OCCL Senior Mother's Club. She was a former member of
the Business and Professional Women, the Marysville Lioness Club and Kings
Daughters and served as a Cub Scout den mother for the Boy Scouts of
America and a Girl Scout leader.
She was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Salem to the late Emmor and Lillian Spencer
Taylor and was predeceased by a brother, Homer S. Taylor in 1988; a nephew,
Mitchell Wentz; and a brother-in-law, Charles A. Wentz.
She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Wentz whom she married Oct. 8,
1938, in Salem; a daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Scheiderer of Marysville; a son,
Tom (Susan) Wentz of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; four grandchildren, Daniel D.
Wentz and Jill (Jeff) Harriman of Marysville, Neil (Corrine) Wentz of
Phoenix and Amy (Tom) Gousios of Fair Oaks, Calif.; five
great-grandchildren, Megan and Seth Harriman and Christine, Alexis and Cyra
Jane Wentz; two sisters-in-law, Opal Taylor of Sebring and Rita Mae Wentz
of Lompoc, Calif.; two nieces, Rebecca (Bourbon) Ziegler of University
Heights and Dale (Danny) Drake of Martinsville, Ind.; and a nephew, Robert
(Melissa) Taylor Rochester, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb will officiate and private
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home where Eastern Star services
will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Loving Care Hospice


PAUL R. FISH
Paul R. Fish, 74, of Leesburg, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001.
He was a retired engineer for Western Electric and was of the Methodist
faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and moved to Florida in
1982 from Joppa Towne, Md.
He was born in Radnor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Leesburg; a son, James Fish of
Clearwater; a daughter, Paula McVey of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Arrangements are being handled by the Page-Theus Funeral Home, 914 W. Main
St., Leesburg, Fla


BILLI DAWN WILSON MOORE
Billi Dawn Wilson Moore, 41, of Plain City died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 2, 1959, in Washington Court House.
She is survived by her husband, James M. Moore whom she married Aug. 11,
2001; two sons, William Owensby and Kelly Stockton; her mother, Barbara
(Lou) Murray of London, her father, Bill Wilson of Washington Court House;
four sisters, Judy Moore, Vicki Wilson, Brandi Boyer and Suzi Wilson; her
mother-in-law, Helen Virginia Moore of Plain City; and a brother-in-law,
Terry L. (Phyllis) Moore of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate and burial
will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday

BUELAH LUCILLE PARISH
Buelah Lucille Parish, 90, of Richwood died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after a nine-month illness.
She was a homemaker and farm wife and a member of the Fulton Creek
Evangelical Friends Church and the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born May 4, 1911, in Delaware County to the late Elza Lawrence and
Iva Jackson Stults and was predeceased by three brothers. She married Don
D. Parish Jan. 9, 1936, in Delaware and he died June 23, 1971.
She is survived by a son, Larry (Merlena) Parish of Richwood; three
grandsons, Dean (Kim) Parish of Marysville, Terry Parish of Marysville and
Brian (Stephanie) Parish of Delaware; two step-granddaughters, Kelly (Luke)
Leach of Kopperl, Texas and Melissa Parish of Richwood; a great-grandchild;
and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and burial will be at the Price
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care of
the funeral home

HERBERT C. BLUMENSCHEIN
Herbert C. Blumenschein, 80, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He retired in 1981 from Columbus Metal Forge Company where he worked 43
years as a press operator in downtown Columbus. He was a member of St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He
enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing and hunting.
He was born March 23, 1921, in Union County on the family farm on Route 736
to the late Henry F.W. and Rosina Streng Blumenschein and was predeceased
by two brothers, John and Lawrence Blumenschein and a sister, Hilda Farber.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Journell Blumenschein; two
daughters, Pam Blumenschein of Marysville and Jenny (Larry) Phelps of
Milford Center; a son, Richard (Lynda) Blumenschein of Plain City; four
grandchildren, Lori Phelps, Douglas (Tricia) Phelps, Brian Phelps and Cheri
(Chris Nicol) Blumenschein; a great-granddaughter, Jenna Anne Scheiderer;
two sisters, Jeanette Selig of Marysville and Lorna Barone of Columbus;
many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Frankie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. 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
Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


KELLY REED BOWERSMITH

Kelly Reed Bowersmith, 46, of Pearland, Texas, formerly of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, of respiratory failure after a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 22, 1954, in Marysville to Chester and Dorothy Reed
Bowersmith who survive in Pearland.
He is survived by two brothers, Terry (Sandra) Bowersmith and Bruce
(Barbara) Bowersmith of Pearland; a grandmother, Ethel Laudermilk of
Delaware; and uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
 Graveside services were held Aug. 16 at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.
The South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements


BESSIE N. MARVIN

Bessie N. Marvin, 75, of Richwood died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Central Methodist Church and the
Richwood American Legion Auxiliary.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Columbus to the late Ernest and Mary Raynor
Sedgwick and was predeceased by two brothers, Marvin and Kenneth Sedgwick
and a sister, Louise Sedgwick. She married Robert Marvin Sr. March 27,
1946, and he died Nov. 22, 1981.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Carol) Marvin of Gahanna; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Marvin; and a
brother, Arthur Clifford "Ossie" (Mary) Sedgwick of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral
home in Richwood. The Rev. Brian Lauzau 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 the Central Methodist Church memorial
fund in care of the funeral home



HERBERT C. BLUMENSCHEIN
Herbert C. Blumenschein, 80, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and the
Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper



BURNETTE R. SCHEIDERER
Burnette R. Scheiderer, 85, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She
enjoyed bingo and gardening and especially enjoyed traveling with her
husband, Herbert. She was a graduate of Chuckery-Darby High School.
She was born April 10, 1916, in Marysville to the late Walter M. and Lottie
B.S. Fox Rausch and was predeceased by a sister, Leona Krohn. She married
Herbert C. Scheiderer June 6, 1936, and he died March 18, 1989.
She is survived by a daughter, Sue A. (James) Barber of Milford Center; two
sons, Glenn W. Scheiderer of Tavares, Fla., and Daniel (Robin) Scheiderer
of Sunnyvale, Calif.; five grandchildren, Darilyn Scheiderer, Sharilyn
(Bryan) Lewis, Jeremy Barber and Stephanie and Ryan Scheiderer; a
great-granddaughter, Santana Lewis; and a brother, Wallace G. "Wally"
(Mildred) Rausch of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Trust A, 311
E. Sixth St., Marysville

WOODROW ANDERSON "ANDY" GIBSON
Woodrow Anderson "Andy" Gibson, 84, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 27,
2001, at his home following a long courageous battle with Parkinson's
Disease.
He was a dedicated and hard-working farmer and carpenter who liked fishing
and working and took great pride in planting and building. He especially
enjoyed spending time with his family and wintering 28 years in Sumpter
County, Fla. He lived parts of his life in Sandy Hook, Ky., Clark and
Madison counties in Ohio and 45 years in Union County. He attended the
Church of God at Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.
He was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Thomas and
Susan Ison Gibson and was predeceased by a younger brother, Thurman "Dude"
Gibson on April 7, 1998.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Louise Smith
Gibson whom he married April 6, 1941, in Madison County; two daughters,
Barbara L.G. (Steven) Hayner and Janet J. (Ermil) Geer of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Cheri L. (Brian) Rausch, Michael A. (Lori) Geer, Jason E.
(Jody) Geer and Randy Sue (Chip) Salyer of Marysville; five
great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Austin Rausch, Woodrow "Woody" and Jared
Geer and Madison Salyer; an older brother, Raymond Gibson of Lake
Panasoffkee, Fla.; four sisters-in-law, Irene Banion of London, Helen
Reisinger (Ray) Bowman and Mildred Hamilton of South Charleston and Sally
Ann (Paul) Bennett of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. David Reisinger, a nephew, will officiate and burial will be
at Greenlawn Cemetery in South Charleston. Following burial, lunch will be
served at the International Pentecostal Church of Christ, East Jamestown
Street in South Charleston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Steven Hayner, Ermil Geer, Michael Geer, Jason Geer,
Brian Rausch and Chip Salyer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com



ROBERT L. HERREN
Robert L. Herren, 71, of Granville died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at Mount
Carmel East Hospital.
He was a retired builder and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Columbus.
He was born Sept. 13, 1929, to George W. and Marie Bivens Herren and was
predeceased by his father and his wife, Elaine.
He is survived by his mother, Marie Herren; two daughters, Patsy (Tad)
Hammond and Peggy (Steve) Heimbush; grandchildren, Don Perry, Jon Heimbush,
Greg Heimbush and Stephanie Heimbush; a brother, Wayne (Gloria) Herren of
Reynoldsburg; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the O.R. Woodyard Co.
Chapel, 1346 S. High St., Columbus. The Rev. Gary Pieper will officiate and
burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Gahanna. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's
Lutheran Church, 322 E. Stewart Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43206, or the American
Heart Association



BURNETTE R. SCHEIDERER
Burnette R. Scheiderer, 85, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 27, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home

MARION L. JEREW
Marion L. Jerew, 79, of Richwood died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at his
residence following a short illness.
He retired from the former Pollack and Armco Steel Plant in Marion in 1982.
He was a veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of Richwood VFW Post
870 and Amvets Post 102 in Delaware. He was formerly active with the Marion
Airfoil Club and enjoyed wood working and fishing.
He was born May 23, 1922, In Jackson Township to the late William S. and
Martha Dell Douglas Jerew and was predeceased by two sisters, Maxine Wood
and Hazel Florine Jerew and a son-in-law, Rick Britton.
He is survived by his wife, Edna L. Zigler Jerew whom he married Feb. 24,
1942; two sons, Rollin (Linda) Jerew and Steve (Peggy) Jerew of Richwood; a
daughter, Charlotte Britton of Delaware; seven grandchildren, Roger
(Martha) Jerew, Tim (Suzanne) Jerew, Steve (Kim) Jerew, Robby Williams,
Roger Williams, Donovan Britton and Lora Britton; nine great-grandchildren,
Jessica, Allison, Loren, Nick, Alisha, Bradley, Hunter and Chance Jerew and
Caitlan Britton; four brothers, Kenneth Jerew of Byhalia, Bill (Grace)
Jerew and Bob (Shirley) Jerew of Richwood and Jerry (Deloris) Jerew of
Green Camp; and a sister, Patty Ann (Lorain) Bassinger of Kenton.
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 Price Cemetery where veteran's graveside services will be conducted the
Richwood VFW Post 870. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Richwood Emergency Squad
Association, 101 S. Franklin St., Richwood



BLANCHE CURTIS
Blanche Curtis, 77, of Mechanicsburg died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, in
Mechanicsburg at the home of her daughter, Joella.
She was retired from Grimes Manufacturing of Urbana and was a past employee
of the Mechanicsburg school cafeteria. She was a member of the
Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and Mechanicsburg Senior Citizens and
was a founder and 50-year member of the Mothers Memorial Circle.
She was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Buchanan to the late Charles and Mary Perkins
Mathews and was predeceased by a sister, Pat and in 1998 by her husband,
Robert L. Curtis.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Jim) McFarland of Springfield and
Joella (Randy) Hartman of Mechanicsburg; a son, Bob "Harlo" Curtis and his
friend, Cathy Fry of Milford Center; eight grandchildren, Michele Barclay,
Brian McFarland, Kara McFarland, Kerri Ritchie, Seth Curtis and Danielle,
Logan and Dylan Hartman; four great-grandchildren, Zachary, Brandon, Marsia
and Taylor; eight sisters, Gladys, Della, Bessie, Dorothy, Barbara, Grace,
Shirley and Wilma; and two brothers, John and Carl.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and
burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mothers Memorial Circle or the
Mechanicsburg Emergency Medical Service.



MARCELLA E. BUSHONG
Marcella E. Bushong, 84, of West Mansfield died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, in
the emergency room of Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield


IVALEAH IRENE SHULTZ
Ivaleah Irene Shultz, 91, of East Liberty died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
Arrangements are pending with the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home
in West Mansfield

ROBERT E. TAYLOR
Robert E. Taylor, 73, of Marysville died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at his
residence after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
He had retired from the Columbia Gas Company after 23 years of service to
Union County and the surrounding area. He was a member of the Marysville
First United Methodist Church and a 1948 graduate of Maryville High School.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and with his wife, Phyllis,
was actively involved with their grandchildren's activities. He enjoyed
family reunions and gatherings and derived great pleasure vacationing in
the Smoky Mountains with Phyllis. He spent hours immaculately maintaining
and waxing his automobile.
He was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Columbus to the late Harry E. and Martha M.
Humphrey Taylor and was predeceased by infant granddaughters, Audrey,
Kristina and Sarah Meyer; a sister, Beverlee J. Wolpert in 1980; and his
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry M. and Ruth M. Bakes.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis A. Bakes to whom he was married Sept.
9, 1956, by the Rev. Warren Bumgarner at the home of the bride's parents; a
daughter, Pamela J. (Mark E.) Meyer of Marysville; three grandchildren,
Laura A., Matthew E. and Amanda J. Meyer of Marysville; a brother, Samuel
E. (Sophia) Taylor of Westminster, Md.; brothers-in-law, Walter (Phyllis)
Wolpert of Marysville and Thomas E. Bakes of Columbus; a sister-in-law,
Janet L. Nowlin of Marion; other family members, including three uncles and
many nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Loving
Care Hospice in care of the funeral home


SANDRA JO GIBSON
Sandra Jo Gibson, 41, of Richwood died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County after a brave battle with her illness for the past
11 years.
She was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and had worked
at the Gooseberry Patch and Buehler's Market in Delaware and Child Support
Services in Union County. She was active with the Canine Kids 4-H Club,
trained pilot dogs and was an Explorer with the Boy Scouts. She and her
husband took care of the records at the Claibourne Cemetery and were active
with Richwood Baseball for Boys.
She was born Aug. 19, 1959, in Marion to Herman and Helen Jackson Feasel
and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of Magnetic Springs; her husband, Calvin
Gibson whom she married July 8, 1978, at the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church; a daughter, Angela Gibson of Richwood; two sons, Christopher and
Bobby Gibson of Richwood; a brother, Mike Feasel of Richwood; her mother-
and father-in-law, Clifford and Starling Gibson of Richwood; aunts, uncles
and cousins; and a special friend, Donna Morley.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pharisburg United
Methodist Church. The Revs. Debbie Nance and Donna Morley will officiate
and burial will be at the Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood


MARY H. WILLET
Mary H. Willet, 71, of Lancaster died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at Crestview
Manor.
She and her husband owned and operated the Domestic Appliance and Service Shop.
She was predeceased by her parents and two sisters and is survived by her
husband, Edward Willet; three sons, Danny (Barbara) Willet of Columbus and
Larry (Ruth) Willet and Bart Willet of Lancaster; a daughter, June (Jay)
Evans of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Raymond (Diane) Perry of Columbus and John E. (Minnie) Perry of
Lancaster; and three sisters, Doris Heeter of Lancaster, Sara Nell (Junior)
Grice of Willison, S.C., and Mary Magdalene Baker of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Frank E. Smith
Funeral Home Chapel, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster. The Rev. Roy Maple
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice



MICHELLE STARR
Michelle Renee Starr, 26, of Delaware, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at
Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker and member of the Jewish faith. The River Valley High
School graduate also loved all kinds of music.
She was born July 12, 1975 in Marion to Mike and Sandra Starr. They survive
and live in Delaware.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Nora Starr; a brother, Nathan Starr of
Delaware; and two grandmothers, Ruth Penney of Richwood and Nora Clark of
Kenton.
She was predeceased by two grandfathers, Frank Penney and Wilbur Clark.
Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will follow at the Claibourne
Cemetery


BARBARA EDWARDS MACIVOR

Barbara Edwards MacIvor, 79, of Marysville, wife of Malcolm MacIvor, M.D.,
died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at her home surrounded by her loving and
devoted family following a long battle with cancer.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, a steadfast friend and a
patient listener and wise counselor to many. A member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville, she was a devout Christian and loyal
supporter of all worthy causes. She was a former member and past president
of The Woman's Parliament and a member of the Western Reserve Alumni
Association. Shy and retiring by nature, she sought no recognition for
herself but preferred to give the credit for successes to others. She gave
her life in gentle love and truly gained from Heaven all she asked, that
most precious gift of all, a Savior and Friend.
She graduated from Wittenberg University in 1943 and from the Frances Payne
Bolton School of Nursing at Western Reserve in 1945 with a master's degree
in nursing. She taught surgical nursing at The Ohio State University and at
St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland.
She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Springfield to the late Walter V. and
Gertrude M. Edwards.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Malcolm MacIvor whom she
married Sept. 7, 1947, at the home of her family in Springfield; three
children, Dr. Duncan (Virginia) MacIvor of Richmond, Va., John (Sue)
MacIvor of Bellefontaine and Peggy (Herbert) Hendricks of Marysville; seven
grandchildren, Lauren and Craig MacIvor of Richmond, James and Beth MacIvor
of Bellefontaine and Jessica, Heather and Thomas Hendricks of Marysville; a
sister, Phyllis Edwards of Springfield; a brother, Walter (Louise) Edwards
of Phoenix; a brother-in-law, Robert (Virginia) MacIvor of Marysville; and
many nieces and nephews including Dr. Virginia MacIvor (Henning) Meyn and
Angus (Roberta) MacIvor of Cleveland.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. The Revs. Thomas A. Lamb and John M.
Groat will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, Loving Care Hospice, the
Union County Cancer Society or Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com



ROBERT E. TAYLOR
Robert E. Taylor, 73, of Marysville died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Loving
Care Hospice.
A full obituary will appear in Saturday's newspaper

FANNY E. KING JAMES
Fanny E. King James, 71, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She retired from Ranco in Plain City after 30 years as an assembler and was
a member of Christ the Rock Church in Radnor and a life member of VFW Post
3320. She enjoyed crocheting and collecting angel figurines. She was a
seamstress and made many clothing outfits for her granddaughters.
She was born June 12, 1930, in Marysville to the late Arthur H. and Imogene
Wolford King.
She is survived by her husband of eight years, Bob James; a son, LaMoyne
(Tracey) Simpson of Marysville; a daughter, Brenda (Ron) Foraker of
Marysville; a stepdaughter, Margaret (Jerry) Midkiff of Chillicothe;
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Jerew and
Irma Jean Fancey; three brothers, Omar, Clyde and Melvin King; many other
relatives; and special friends, Marilyn Altizer, Jan and Vern Bright, Jim
Simpson and Travis Vandran.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastor Dale Baker will officiate and burial will be at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital,
Office of Development; 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


MARTHA P. "MARTY" HILL
Martha P. "Marty" Hill, 86, of Marysville died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 10 years of service with Union County Children's
Services and with her husband, Bunker, owned and operated the Elm Dairy,
Bunker's Cab and Small Package Deliveries and Western Union.
She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was an active member
of Trinity Lutheran Church Women and a Sunday School teacher. She was a
member of the Kings Daughters and Blue Star Mothers and volunteered with
the Marysville Library Outreach Program and Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals.
She was a graduate of Concord College in Athens, W.Va., and prior to her
marriage taught at schools in North Baltimore and Byhalia.
She was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Marysville to the late Alfred and Lydia
Weaver Poling and was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. She married
Willard G. "Bunker" Hill March 7, 1941, and he died Nov. 9, 1995.
She is survived by two sons, Willard G. "Jerry" (Margot) Hill II of
Columbus and John D. (Judy) Hill of Marysville; three grandchildren, Aaron
D. (Dee) Hill and Ann M. Hill of Marysville and Kathleen M. (David) Sipes
of Gahanna; two great-grandchildren, David Daniel and Rachel Kathleen
Sipes; and a sister, Helen Smith of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church building
fund in care of the funeral home



BARBARA EDWARDS MACIVOR
Barbara Edwards MacIvor, 79, of Marysville, wife of Malcolm MacIvor, M.D.,
died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at her home surrounded by her loving and
devoted family after a long battle with cancer.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

MARJORIE E. TUSSING
Marjorie E. Tussing, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at Heartland of
Marysville.
She was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Columbus to the late Herbert and Pearl
Richards Claggett and was predeceased by two sons, David and Herbert; four
brother; four sisters; and her husband, Donald H. Tussing.
She is survived by a son, Mike (Judy) Tussing; six grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Ingles will officiate and burial will be
at the Deer Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday


RUSSELL "FRED" RILEY
Russell "Fred" Riley, 71, of Delaware died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at his
home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held today.
The Bennett-Brown-Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware was in charge of arrangement


FANNY JAMES
Fanny James, 71, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home

PAUL H. SWARTZ
Paul H. Swartz, 82, of Richwood died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at The Gables
at Green Pastures in Marysville.
He was a 1936 graduate of Essex High School and a 1937 graduate of Richwood
High School. He was a retired farmer and had been a radio operator in the
Merchant Marines during World War II. He was a member of the Richwood First
United Methodist Church and served on the Richwood school board for eight
years.
He was born March 16, 1919, at the family home in Jackson Township to the
late William A. and Lucy Sparks Swartz and was predeceased by a son, Danny
Swartz; a brother, Claud Swartz; four sisters, Esther Young, Ethyl Engle,
Ethel Wasserbeck and Christa Hastedt; and a granddaughter, Julie Ann
Swartz. He married Helen Laverne Martino Feb. 8, 1941, at the Richwood
First United Methodist Church and she died Oct. 6, 1991. He then married
Maxine Rausch Dec. 27, 1998, and she died in November of 1999.
He is survived by a daughter, Peggy Swartz of Columbus; two sons, Jeff
(Janet) Swartz and Kelley (Mary Lu) Swartz of Richwood; Karleen
Streitenberger of Columbus whom he thought of as a daughter; stepdaughters,
Carol Rausch of New Orleans and Connie (Gene) Smith of Louisville, Ky.;
grandchildren, Jason (Mandy), Nathan (Teresa) Jennifer, Jerry, Kelton and
Kyle Swartz; a great-grandson, Case Daniel; a step-great-granddaughter,
Caitie; a sister, Daisy Warner of Richwood; a daughter-in-law, Connie (Joe)
Isler of Prospect; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Leila
Cunningham of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Revs. Jay Decker and Joe Rhea will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood



ROSE M. ANDREWS
Rose M. Andrews, 71, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at her home
after a lengthy illness.
She was co-owner with her husband Roy of Lee Floor Covering and was a
member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and
outdoor life and with her husband was supportive of all the community
events that their grandchildren participated in.
A lifelong resident of Union County, she was born Aug. 30, 1930, a loving
daughter of the late Lorna and Carl Beightler. She is survived by her
husband, Roy H. Andrews whom she married Jan. 9, 1952, at the Allen Center
Baptist Church; children, Lenard L. (Kim) Andrews of Marysville, Denise Y.
(Gary) Greiner of Milford Center and Cindy L. (Harold) Dillon and James R.
(Julia) Andrews of Marysville; 12 grandchildren, Shawn Andrews, Nathan
Andrews, Garret Andrews, Zachary Andrews, Gabriel Andrews, Bryan Critser,
Lucas Greiner, Amanda Rose Greiner, Cassandra Rose Clemans, Tosha Nicole
Dillon, Branden Dillon and Alexis J. Andrews; and a sister, Darlene Dubbs
of Michigan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller 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 Ingram Funeral Home.
The grandsons of the deceased will be pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.




JEANNE KAY CARPENTER
Jeanne Kay Carpenter, 59, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the OSU Medical Center following a serious
one-month illness.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she had served as a beautician at
Milcrest Nursing Home in Marysville for 27 years.
A lifelong member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, she had
sung in both the youth and chancel choirs, was a member of the United
Methodist Women and the Starlight Circle. She was a 1960 graduate of
Bokescreek Local High School.
She was a recipient of a pancreas and kidney transplant in 1995 due to
complications from diabetes.
She had a wonderful sense of humor and a lively spirit. She enjoyed camping
and family gatherings and especially enjoyed spending time with her
granddaughters and family.
Born May 5, 1942, in Kenton, she was the daughter of Ben and Jennie Fish
Culp. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Robert "Bob"
Culp.
Survivors include her husband of more than 40 years, Richard F. "Dick"
Carpenter, to whom she was married March 23, 1961, in Greenup, Ky.; a son,
Jeff (Desi) Carpenter of West Mansfield; a daughter, Teresa (Rick) Cummins
of West Mansfield; six granddaughters, Destinie, Danielle and Deanndra
Carpenter, Amber, Ashley and Aimee Cummins; a sister-in-law, Carol Culp of
West Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev.
Michael Messick officiating. Burial will be in the Hathaway Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Diabetes
Foundation in care of the funeral home

 

July 01

MARGARET E. "PEGGY" ROBERTS
Margaret E. "Peggy" Roberts, 49, of Hopewell died Tuesday, July 31, 2001,
at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House, in Zanesville.
She was born Jan. 29, 1952, to Chester and Erma Lee Mayes and was
predeceased by her mother.
She is survived by her father of Montana; her husband, Albert E. Roberts
whom she married July 15, 1972; six sons, Michael, Tom, Jeff, Skip and Chip
Roberts of Hopewell and John Roberts of Zanesville; two daughters, Kathy
Hammonds of Zanesville and Kelly Roberts of Hopewell; a grandson, Ryan
Michael Hammonds; two sisters, Wilma Blessing of Pleasantville and Barbara
Jolliff of Montana; and two brothers, Elden Zigler of California and Arthur
Mayes of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bolin Funeral Home,
1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. The Rev. Roger McElfresh will officiate and
burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery in Hopewell. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today

WILLIAM L. CRAMER
William L. Cramer, 77, of Richwood died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital after a short illness.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a
member of Sojourners Lodge 653 F&AM in Marion, a former member of Prospect
Lodge 444 and a member of Baccarat American Legion Post 40 and VFW Post 870
of Richwood.
He was born March 7, 1924, in Richwood to the late Zerah "Zeke" and Effie
E. Daniels Cramer.
He is survived by his wife, June Andrews Cramer whom he married May 25,
1944, in Richwood; a daughter, Sue (Darwin) Clem of Richwood; three
granddaughters; a step-grandson; a step-granddaughter; four
great-grandchildren; a sister, Patty (Max) Robinson of Marysville; and two
brothers, Dan (Phyllis) Cramer of Boca Raton, Fla., and Bob Cramer of
Kansas City, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Debbie Nance 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 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be
held a 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church or the Richwood Emergency Squad and Fire Department Association


MARJORIE "MIDGE" HORN

Marjorie "Midge" Horn, 70, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Monday,
July 30, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a final
battle with cancer.
A proud and creative homemaker and loving wife and mother, she was a
longtime floral designer and interior decorator. Having retired in 1989,
she worked locally at numerous floral shops throughout the years. She was a
1949 graduate of North Plainfield High School in New Jersey and received a
degree from the McDowell School of Design in New York City and was employed
by Bamberger's Department Store in Newark, N.J., as a buyer of women's
wear.
A member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, she was a
passionate and enthusiastic volunteer in the community. She dedicated many
hours of service to the community Thanksgiving dinner, cancer society fund
raisers and the high school band parents association in the 1970s.
Her philanthropy to Memorial Hospital was untiring and openhearted. As one
of the early members of the hospital's women's auxiliary, she was active
for more than 40 years as a hospital volunteer, accruing thousands of hours
of service. She was a member of Twig 8, a former member of Twig 9 and an
inpatient volunteer. She served on committees for the Hi Fever Follies and
the Festival of Trees and personally designed a Christmas tree for the fund
raiser each year. She was a past president and a former auxiliary board
member and delegate to the Ohio Hospital Convention.
She enjoyed all types of sports, especially major league baseball, and was
an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She collected old world Christmas tree
ornaments and enjoyed flower gardening, feeding and watching birds and
making daily trips to the Dairy Queen.
She was born march 27, 1931, in Albion, N.Y., to the late Edgar and
Elizabeth Taylor Decker. At age 11, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle,
Ethel and Clarence Mercer who preceded her in death. She was also
predeceased by a brother, Charles.
She married 1st Lt. George E. Horn of the U.S. Army Dec. 13, 1952, in
Plainfield, N.J., and he survives. She is also survived by two daughters,
Deb Horn of Marysville and Cindi Horn of West Mansfield; and a sister,
Helen Hefferin of New York.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Private services and burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the hospital auxiliary or the Union
County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


FOREST E. JENKINS

Forrest E. Jenkins (FEP II), 81, of Columbus died Monday, July 30, 2001, at
the Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a retired chemical analyst with Chemical Abstract Services in
Columbus and had previously worked at National Lead of Ohio in Fernald. He
was a member of the North Broadway United Methodist Church and a former
member of the American Chemical Society. He enjoyed his family, especially
his grandchildren, and enjoyed taking them out to eat and to the Ohio State
Fair.
He was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Bucyrus, Kan., to the late Rev. Festus E. and
Winifred Nicholson Jenkins and was predeceased by an infant sister; a
daughter, Belle T. Cole; and his loving wife Mary Caroline Johnson Jenkins
whom he married in 1940 in Springfield, Mo.
He is survived by two sons, Forrest E. "Ed" (Dolly) Jenkins of Marysville
and Howard E.H. (Linda) Jenkins of Johnstown; a daughter, Toni A. (Nelson)
Cox of West Harrison, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and
two brothers, William (Patsy) Jenkins of Warrenston, Va., and Charles
(Evelyn) Jenkins of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio in care of the funeral home

ALICE FAYE CHANEY
Alice Faye Chaney, 57, of Raymond died suddenly Monday, July 30, 2001, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She enjoyed the outdoors, collecting arrowheads and being a grandmother.
She was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Greenup, Ky., to Kenneth W. and Dorothy B.
Bays Hamilton and was predeceased by her father and a brother, Anthony W.
"Bud" Hamilton.
She is survived by her husband, James Greg Chaney whom she married Aug. 16,
1999; her mother of York Center; children, Kenneth Paul "Butch" (Bobbi)
Craft of Richwood and Melody Craft of Marion; a stepdaughter, Debra (Andy)
Schuster of Chicago; grandsons, Kyle David and Matthew Jacob Craft; a
step-granddaughter, Kateland Schuster; three sisters, Wanda (Abe) Chumley
of York Center, Debbie (Denny) West of Kenton, Vivian (Eddy) Fitzwater of
Greenup, Ky.; and four brothers, Kenneth (Debbie) Hamilton of Raymond, Paul
and Timothy Hamilton of York Center and Chris (Shelley) Hamilton of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Elder Lynn Zell will officiate and burial will be at the York Center
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

VERNA JEAN SOUTHWARD
Verna Jean Southward, 45, of New Bloomington died Saturday, July 28, 2001,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a short illness.
She was a home health assistant.
She was born Aug. 6, 1955, in Delaware to the Wayne and Ilene Yost Ruby.
She is survived by her parents of Marion; her husband, James Southward whom
she married June 9, 1973, in Prospect; a son, James (Sherri) Southward Jr.
of Gahanna; two daughters, Wenetta (Michael) of New Bloomington and Sabrina
Southward of New Bloomington; two grandsons, Nathan and Presden Deal; a
brother, Ronald (Brenda) Ruby of Marion; and two sisters, Sara Ruby of
Marion and Dorothy (Dan) Meyers of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and
burial will be at the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home



FORREST EARL JENKINS
Forrest Earl Jenkins, 81, of Columbus died Monday, July 30, 2001, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was the father of Forrest E. "Ed" Jenkins of Marysville


LINDA L. WELCH
Linda L. Welch, 64, of Raymond died peacefully at her home Tuesday, July
24, 2001.
She was retired from Lab Corp in Dublin as a medical technologist. She was
a volunteer at the Union County Humane Society, was actively involved with
canine rescue and was a friend of Bill W.
She was born April 25, 1937, in Canton to the late John E. and Alice Louise
Green Miller.
She is survived by two sons, Mark W. (Ivy Moya) Welch of San Francisco,
Calif., and David P. (Rosemarie) Welch of Lewis Center; and a brother, Mark
(Shaun) Miller of North Canton.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home


ANNAVESTA "BILLIE" NANCE

Annavesta "Billie" Nance, 89, of Marysville died Friday, July 27, 2001, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She and her husband operated a coffee shop in the Atlas Building at Long
and High streets in Columbus for many years. She was a graduate of New
Dover High School and was a former member of the Neil Avenue Methodist
Church for 40 years where she served on various church committees and was a
past president of the women's society, member of the church choir and
financial secretary for 10 years. She was a 50-year member and past
president of the White Cross Riverside Sewing Guilds and, upon completion
as president of the executive board for two terms, was honored with a life
membership. She was a member of the Linden Community Guild and the
Riverside Methodist Church Guild in Upper Arlington. After the death of her
husband in 1989, she moved to Marysville in 1990 and became a member of
Springdale Baptist Church, the American Baptist Women and the True Blue
Sunday School class.
She was born May 22, 1912, in Union County to the late Otte and Nora
Rittenhouse Amrine and was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law,
Gertrude and Ralph Fox, and a brother and sistere-in-law, Eugene and
Gertrude Amrine. She married Wilbur J. Nance Nov. 15, 1938, and he died
April 25, 1989.
She is survived by two nephews, John (Ann) Fox of Sarasota, Fla., and James
(June) Amrine of Marysville; two nieces, Anita (Tim) Thomas of Carrollton,
Ga., and Donna J. Johnson of Fostoria; a great-niece and six great-nephews;
a cousin; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steve Waltman will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springdale Baptist Church in care
of the funeral home.

M. KENNETH RAYMOND JR.
M. Kenneth Raymond Jr., 44, of Upper Sandusky died Sunday, July 22, 2001,
at home.
He had been a tool and die maker at Honda in Marysville and was most
recently employed at the Todco Division of Overhead Door Corp. in Upper
Sandusky. He was a former member of the Prospect Presbyterian Church and
attended First Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky. He was a 1976 graduate of
Upper Sandusky High School and attended The Ohio State University and
Marion Technical College. He was a past member of the Marion County Power
Boat Squadron, had been a Boy Scout and Cub Scout assistant leader and
coached fourth grade basketball at the Elgin school. He enjoyed paint ball
competitions, scuba diving, boating, fishing, camping and traveling with
his family.
He was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Upper Sandusky to the late Merle K. and Ilse
Greilich Raymond. He married Sue Dunn July 26, 1980, and she died Dec. 13,
1992.
He is survived by his wife, Tami E. Dutton Raymond whom he married Jan. 24,
1997; three sons, Keaton Allen Raymond, Brandt Kristopher Raymond and Kaleb
Scott Raymond; two stepchildren, Brandi Covert Jenkins of Kenton and Teri
Cook of Jackson; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Dawn M. Davidson of
Tiffin and Karine S. Lewis of Shelby; and his maternal grandmother, Helen
K. Greilich of Upper Sandusky.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bringman Clark and
Co. Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky. The Rev. Julianne Smith will officiate
and burial will be at Old Mission Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Raymond Children's Fund




ERVIN CHANDLER
Ervin Chandler, 88, of Woodstock died Friday, July 20, 2001, at his residence.
He had retired from the Champaign Nursing Home in Urbana and was a member
of the Trinity Chapel Church of Milford Center. He was also an avid
gardener.
He was born May 24, 1913, in Rockhouse, Ky., to the late Lafayette and
Fabra Daniels Chandler. He married Gypsy Johnson Chandler on July 2, 1955
in Toms Creek, Ky. She survives.
Also surviving are two sisters: Laura Wheeler and Nora (Earshel) Pack, both
of Ashland, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by three sisters: Emma; Mildred and Martha.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg with the Rev. Chris Polley officiating.
Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Mutual.
Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Mercy Hospital in Urbana



THEODORE E. GUEBERT
Theodore E. Guebert, 96, of Red Bud, Ill., died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at
St. Clement Hospital in Red Bud.
He was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and
the RSVP Program and a charter member of St. John's Men's Club, the
Randolph County Farm Bureau and the Red Bud Senior Citizens.
He was born May 16, 1905, in Red Bud to the late Henry and Bertha Rosenberg
Guebert and was predeceased by a son, Marvin Guebert; four brothers, Louis,
Edwin, Albert and Herbert Guebert; and six sisters, Rose Husemann, Frieda
Herschmann, Martha Guebert, Adele Krause, Edna Wegener and Minnie Frick. He
married Amelia Blumenschein May 19, 1929, in Chuckery and she died Jan. 16,
1994.
He is survived by children, Ruby (Paul) Hering of Staunton, Ill., Willard
E. (Susan) Guebert of Red Bud, Marian Knop of Chester, Ill., Eula (John)
Rehberg of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Eunice (John) Wiatr, Eugene (Mary)
Guebert of Red Bud; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Bertha Cording of Loveland, Colo.; a daughter-in-law, Elaine Guebert of Red
Bud; a brother-in-law, Edward Blumenschein of Maryville; and
sisters-in-law, Elsie Hartmann of St. Louis, Mo., Lillian Dannenberg of Red
Bud and Katherine Blumenschein of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran
Church in Red Bud. The Rev. Fritz Schmitt will officiate and burial will be
at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the
Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or School
or the KFUO

MARY KATHRYN "KIT" MORRISON
Mary Kathryn "Kit" Morrison, 85, of Richwood died Wednesday, July 18, 2001,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and school secretary at Claibourne Elementary School.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richwood, the Richwood
Carpe Diem, Fortnightly Literary Club and several Baptist Women's groups.
She was born Sept. 21, 1915, in Madison County to the late Damon Dorr and
Bertha May Connolly Bennett and was predeceased by a sister, Doris EllaMay
Krenek. She married William Walter Morrison Oct. 10, 1935, and he died Dec.
23, 2000.
She is survived by 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; a sister, Ruby
Rebecca Craig of Marysville; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church of Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the
Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance for Mentally
Ill of Union County (NAMI), 131 N. Main St., Marysville, or the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Cards
will be available at the funeral home



RONALD M. INGRAM
Ronald M. Ingram, 59, of Dublin died Tuesday, July 18, 2001, at Kobacker
House after a brief illness with cancer.
He was a 10-year employee with Anderson Concrete Company in Columbus and
was a former 30-year employee of 30 years with American Aggregates Corp. in
Columbus. He served with the Seabees during the Vietnam War and was a
member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Milford Center. He was a loving
husband, father and proud grandfather of Ben and Nick. He enjoyed fishing,
telling jokes, wise cracking, having a good time and having his granddog
Sadie with him.
He was born Nov. 26, 1941, in Columbus to Ralph K. and Mary M. Curl Ingram
and was predeceased by his father; a daughter, Rhonda M.; and father- and
mother-in-law, Mark J. and Mertie M. Dellinger.
He is survived by his wife, Janet M. Dellinger Ingram whom he married Aug.
17, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two daughters, Michelle M. (Steve)
Olesen of Everett, Wash., and Melissa M. (Marc) Carlson of Dublin; two
grandsons, Nicholas A. Carlson and Benjamin S. Oleson; his mother, Mary M.
Ingram of Milford Center; a sister, Susan K. Ingram of Milford Center;
three brothers, D. Michael (Elaine) Ingram of Findlay, Daryl L. (Kathi)
Ingram of Marysville and Stephen G. (Soni) Ingram of Milford Center; a
brother- and sister-in-law, Ronald and Judith Scheiderer of Plain City;
many nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend to him and his family, Judy
VanDuzen of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Lloyd Nicol will officiate and burial will be at the St.
Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside or the church in
care of the funeral home


EDWIN ALLEN DEGOOD
Edwin Allen DeGood, 63, of Marion died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at his home
after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was a foreman for 25 years with the former Tecumseh Products Co. and 15
years with Continental Hose Co. of Upper Sandusky. He was a member of Grace
Baptist Church and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a fan of drag
racing and NASCAR, especially of the late Dale Earnhardt. He retained his
great sense of humor until the very end of his life and his many nieces,
nephews and friends will especially miss that.
He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Union County to the late Leslie and Myrtle
Drumm DeGood and was predeceased by three brothers, Bill, Don and Tommy and
a sister, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Melba J. Bowman DeGood whom he married March
20, 1993, in Tennessee; a son, Bobby Dale DeGood of Marysville; a daughter,
Ruth (John) Douglass of Richwood; two grandchildren, Joshua and Wade
Vermillion of Richwood; three stepchildren, Rick (Wanda) Bentley of
Florida, Sheri (Joel) Paris of Georgia and Tom (Teresa) Bentley of Marion;
nine step-grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine Allen of Broadway, Christine
Miller of Marysville and Marie (Everett) Disbennett of Delaware; four
sisters-in-law, Betty DeGood of Marysville, Sally DeGood of Marion and
Sharon (John) Hunt and Janice (Joe) Hoffman of Prospect; a brother-in-law,
Gary Bowman of Cleveland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home
in Marion. The Rev. Bill Middleton will officiate and burial will be at
Chapel Heights Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pall bearers will be Cecil Hesson, Jim Slone, Gene Klaiber, Steve Mills,
Tom Jackson and Stan Krawczyk.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice
of Marion County or a charity of the donor's choice



ROBERT J. DIEHL
Robert J. Diehl, 47, died Monday, July 16, 2001, at Grant Hospital in
Columbs after a short battle with cancer.
He was a graduate of Urbana High School and was a creative machinist and
talented pyrotechnician. He was employed at Mary Haven in Columbus. He had
12 years of sobriety and many of those years were spent as a drug and
alcohol counselor, helping many clients overcome the same addictions that
plagued him for so many years. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Urbana.
He was born Oct. 18, 1953, in Urbana to William and Lucille Caton Diehl and
was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his dear mother and stepfather Bunny Caton and Homer
Baker of Urbana; his loving wife, Gayle Evans Diehl, formerly of West
Liberty; beloved daughter, Amy (James) Todhunter of North Lewisburg; Amy's
mother, Diane Diehl of North Lewisburg; devoted siblings, William "Bill"
Diehl II of Urbana, Beth Diehl McKeever of Centerville and their
significant others, Angie and Mark; three nephews, Brett McKeever and
Nathan and Andy Diehl; and his cherished cat, Lollipop.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary
Church, 231 Washington Ave., Urbana. The Rev. Gregory Kornerman will
officiate and burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral home, 642
S. Main St., Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to AA, 131 E. Water St., Urbana, Ohio 43078




ELIZABETH MAEVE RUSSELL
Elizabeth Maeve Russell, daughter of Jeffrey S. and Laura A. McCarty
Russell of Marion was born and died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Riverside
Hospital in Columbus.
She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Robert and Jane
McCarty of Milford Center; paternal grandfather, James A. Russell Sr. of
Stow; maternal great-grandparents, Maurice and Lenora McCarty of Milford
Center and Albert and Louise Weinlein of Marysville; uncles, Matt (Sandra)
McCarty of Marysville, James A. Russell Jr. of Citrus Springs, Fla.; aunts,
Sandra Jean Russell of Atwater, Pamela Sue Russell of Kansas City, Mo., and
a cousin, Ian Michael Russell of Kansas City, Mo.
She was predeceased by two great-grandmothers, Nancy E. Russell and Marilyn
Weinlein.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Milford Center
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in care of
the Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville, which is in charge
of arrangements

CLARICE V. MYERS

Clarice V. Myers, 77, a longtime resident of the New Dover area, died
Saturday, July 14, 2001, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in
Columbus following a long illness.
She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a
graduate of The Ohio State University.
She was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Marysville, the only child of the late Ralph
C. and Anna Mabel Fogle Myers.
She is survived by an aunt, Thelma "Berdena" Fogle of Marysville; and five
cousins, Dallas Hobart of Mansfield, Robert Fogle and Jim Herriott of New
Dover, Harold Herriott of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Don Herriott of
California.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate and burial will be at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to
the service


CHARLES W. "BILL" BRINSER SR.
Charles W. "Bill" Brinser Sr., 77, of Columbus died Sunday, July 15, 2001,
at Doctors West Hospital.
He was retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad and was employed at Bulk
Transit Corporation. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe.
He was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Logan County to the late Charles "Brownie"
and Zelia Brinser and was predeceased by a sister, Avinal Sampson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bernice; a sister, Dayle (Robert)
Winslow; a son, Charles (Brenda) Brinser Jr.; three daughters, Theresa,
Janie and Danielle; a stepdaughter, Sandra Parker; a stepson, David
(Valeda) Parker; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8
p.m. today


SOPHIA E. LIGGETT
Sophia E. Liggett, 101, of Dublin died Sunday, July 15, 2001, at Friendship
Village in Dublin.
She was a former member of the Amlin United Methodist Church, the Hilliard
Grange and Starlight 856 Rebekah Lodge in Dublin.
She was born June 19, 1900, in Franklin County to the late Charles and Anna
Eiterman and was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, Carl and Laurence;
and by her husband, Alvin Liggett in 1963.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may
call from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday

CLYDE LEO BIRD
Clyde Leo Bird, 68, of Xenia died Thursday, July 12, 2001, after a
courageous battle with cancer.
He was a member of Faith Community Methodist Church in Xenia, the Old
Timer's Club, the Hospitality Squares Dance Clubs and the 31st Infantry
"Dixie" Division Society Inc. of Marysville. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and
was a past treasurer of the Horace W. Wright Chapter in Worthington. He was
a veteran of the Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. He was retired from
the Huntington Bank of Columbus and the Army Reserve.
He was born Jan. 7, 1933, to the late Hubert and Zelma Baker Bird in Knox
County and was predeceased by a brother, Ensel.
He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 40 years, Mary Alice Six Bird;
a daughter, Julie (Patrick) Link of Bellefontaine; a son, Denver (Bonnie)
Bird of Columbus; six grandchildren, Michael, Kimi, Sarah and Amber Bird of
Columbus and Victoria and Travis Link of Bellefontaine; two brothers,
Donald (Ilene) Bird of Tulsa, Okla., and Charles Bird of Mount Vernon; and
several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Community
Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Road, Xenia. At the request of the
deceased, friends may call at 1 p.m. at the church. The Revs. Robert
McDowell and Rex Robinson will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 40 S. Perry St., Suite 120, Dayton, Ohio 45402; Hospice of
Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420; or Faith Community
Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385.


ROBERT L. STALLSMITH
Robert L. Stallsmith, 77, of Richwood died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Marion
General Hospital.
He was a 1942 graduate of Richwood High School and worked as a security
guard for United at The Scott Co. in Marysville. He was a member of the
Essex Knights of Pythias and a life member of the N.R.A. and had attended
the Essex United Methodist Church.
He was born in Union County to the late David G. and Leah Baker Stallsmith.
He is survived by two sons, David (Doris) Stallsmith of LaRue and John
(Danise) Stallsmith of Richwood; grandchildren, Rob, Mike (Kelly) and Chad
(Kim) Stallsmith and Erin and Jenny Stallsmith; step-grandchildren, Tim
Houk, Jamie (Jeremy) Hook and Andrew Flagg; great-grandchildren, Shelby,
Jacob, Hunter and Brock Stallsmith, Colton Daily and Brock Landon;
step-great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Kyle Hook; a sister, Betty (Lowen)
Meyers of Lucky; the mother of his children, Rose Marie Pearson of
Sarasota, Fla.; and a special friend, Marie Schillings of Broadway.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Harley Roston will officiate and burial will be
at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the
church


CLIFFORD STIFFLER
Clifford Stiffler, 88, formerly of Prospect, died Thursday at Alterra
Sterling House after a two-year illness.
He was retired after 40 years in the furniture business with the former
City Furniture Mart and Loeb Furniture Co. He was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect, with many years of perfect Sunday School
attendance, and Prospect Senior Citizens.
He was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Marion County to the late Earl and Laura Miley
Stiffler and was predeceased by a sister, Goldie Wood; and a brother,
Arthur Stiffler. He married Caroline Lauer June 26, 1936, and she died
April 9, 1993.
He is survived by a son, Robert (Sharon) Stiffler of Marion; a
granddaughter, Angela (Hal) Chase; a great-granddaughter Aubree; a
step-great-grandson, Ty; a sister, Hazel Cluff of Greensboro, N.C.; and a
faithful brother-in-law, Charles Lauer of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday 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 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund in care of
the funeral home.



SUSAN D. YODER
Susan D. Yoder, 84, of Plain City died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Doctors
Hospital West.
She was a member of Canaan AM Fellowship Church.
She was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Plain City to the late Daniel and Etta Kurtz
Miller and was predeceased by a daughter, Anna Mae; five grandchildren; a
brother, Jonas D. Miller; and a sister, Fannie Kauffman Miller. She married
Abe Yoder and he died in 1996.
She is survived by seven children, Alvin (Katie) Yoder of London, Perry
Yoder and Ervin (Wilma) Yoder of Plain City, Dan (Nancy) Yoder of
Mechanicsburg, Milton (Carol) Yoder of Sarasota, Fla., Vernon (Valetta)
Yoder of Plain City and Vera (Myron) Yoder of Leon, Iowa; 23 grandchildren;
25 great-grandchildren; a brother, John E. (Lorna) Miller of Bourbon, Ind.;
a stepbrother, David P. Yoder of Plain City; and a sister-in-law, Fannie
MIller of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Canaan AM Fellowship
Church, 9380 Amish Pike, Plain City, where friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Nelson Beachy will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements


FLORENCE J. BROBECK DUEMMEL
Florence J. Brobeck Duemmel, 97, of Richwood died Friday, July 13, 2001, at
her home.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect and had worked
for Dr. Drake in Richwood for 10 years.
She was born April 18, 1904, in Richwood to the late Carl and Anna Schlegel
Allgower at the Hotel Villa which was built by her parents in 1903. She was
predeceased by three brothers, Edgar, Walter and Rolland Allgower. She
married John Ivan Brobeck May 12, 1928, and he died in September 1962. She
married William Duemmel Dec. 26, 1971, and he died in May 1983.
She is survived by four daughters, Beverly Jean (Robert) Allen of Prospect,
Martha Ann (Jack) park of Altadena, Calif., Barbara Kay (Robert) Woodrow of
Camden, N.C., and Josephine (James) Mayers of Richwood; 11 grandchildren;
19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred C. (Doris) Allgower of Sun City
West, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen Bull will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 200 E. Water St.,
Prospect, Ohio 43342, or Loving Care Hospice at 113 S. Main St., Marysville


RICHARD H. "RICH" SELLERS
Richard H. "Rich" Sellers, 87, of Marysville died Saturday, July 14, 2001,
in the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County after a serious
two-week illness.
He was a longtime farmer and was a former owner and operator with the Pure
Oil Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of
the Claibourne Advent Christian Church. He especially enjoyed flower and
vegetable gardening.
He was born Feb. 21, 1914, in Portland, Ohio, to the late Lemuel and Anna
Goddard Sellers and was predeceased by five brothers, Elmer, Wilbur,
Charles, Kenny and Homer.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 64 years, Mattie E. Rice
Sellers whom he married June 19, 1937, in Parkersburg, W.Va.; a son, Alfred
E. "Gene" (Britta) Sellers of Richwood; a daughter, Betty (Earl) Reynolds
of Nashotah, Wis.; three grandchildren, Kevin (Cheryl) Terman, Richard
(Susan) Sellers and Melanie (Mike) McCune; nine great-grandchildren,
Jennifer and Zeke Terman, Morganne Landon, Mitchell and Michael McCune,
Ethan and Danielle Sellers and Kevin and Amber Wooten; a
great-great-grandson, Corwin Joshua Lee Shreve; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan Grose will officiate and burial will take place
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church

MARGERY ELIZABETH ADAMS HICKS
Margery Elizabeth Adams Hicks, 81, of Marysville, formerly of the Raymond
area, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired as a cook from the Juvenile Detention Center and had worked in
food service throughout the years at Raymond Elementary School, Memorial
Hospital of Union County and Camp Kirkmont. She was a former sales clerk
for Carney's Five and Dime store. She was a 4-H advisor for the Liberty
Feeders Club for more than 25 years and a former member of Mary Chapter 9
Order of the Eastern Star and the Raymond United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville and the
Central Ohio Emmaus Community since 1986. She and her husband were named
Foster Parents of the Year in 1982 and Gov. James A. Rhodes personally
presented the award. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. A devoted
grandmother, she loved to travel and read and was known for her gooseberry
pies.
She was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Drew B. and Earlie
Thompson Adams and was predeceased by a sister, Nora Moore; a son-in-law,
Glenn McComas; and a granddaughter, Diana Conley. She married Henry Clay
Hicks Feb. 12, 1938, in Vanceburg, Ky., and he died in 1983.
She is survived by four daughters, Patricia McComas of Round Rock, Texas,
Karen (Jim) Rausch of Marysville, Joyce (Carrol) Mathys of York Center and
Sheryl (Morris) McKinney of Lebanon; two sons, Ronald (Dorothy) Hicks of
Raymond and Greg Hicks of Fort Lauderdale; 21 grandchildren, Ronald Keith
and Lisa Hicks, Susan Schaefer, Donna and Ronald D. McNeeley, Roger Case,
Mike Rausch, Connie Scheiber, Jennifer Lawrence, Darnell, Justin and Jeremy
Mathys, Stacy and Tracy Carpenter, Renee Kavanagh, Chris, Clay and Julia
McComas, Ruth Elrod and Kaleb and Kegan McKenney; 32 great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Donald (Rosalie) Adams of Hilton Head, S.C., and Drew (Betty)
Adams of Marysville; a sister, Dorothy (Maynard) Marine of Medway; a
sister-in-law, Irene Hart of Xenia; a brother-in-law, Tom Moore of
Delaware; and an aunt, Nora Thompson of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church of Marysville. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery, beside her husband. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Emmaus Community in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com



ELOISE CORNELL SMART
Eloise Cornell Smart, 88, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Sunday,
July 8, 2001, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a legal secretary for 30 years for the Hoopes law firm in
Marysville. She was a 1930 graduate of Cumberland High School in
Cumberland, Iowa, received a degree from Capital City Commercial College
and attended Drake University in the Des Moines, Iowa, area. She enjoyed
reading, travel, crossword puzzles and entering prize drawing contests.
She was born Dec. 29, 1912, in Atlantic, Iowa, to the late Charles and
Pearle Werner Cornell and was predeceased by two former husbands, Robert
Gibson, D.O. and Robert Smart; a longtime friend, Shorty Hinkle and a
great-grandson, Garrett Harrington.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy (Harold) Harrington of Marysville; a
son, Robert William (Helen) Gibson of Columbus; six grandchildren, Julie
(Paul) Troesch and Jeffrey Harrington of Marysville, Jason (Kellena)
Harrington of Richwood, Keith Gibson of Pittsburgh and Diane (Clarence)
Shaffer and Brenda (Steve) Sparks of Columbus; 10 great-grandchildren; a
brother, Charles Cornell, Jr. and a sister, Jennie Bauer of California; and
many other relatives.
A memorial gathering was held at the Underwood Funeral Home. Memorial
contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MARY RUTH LOCKWOOD
Mary Ruth Lockwood, 74, of Marysville died Monday, July 9, 2001, at The
Gables of Green Pastures after an extended illness.
She was a member of New Horizons Baptist Church, formerly Faith Baptist
Church, and was active with the Ladies Missionary Group and the Jolly
Sixties. She was a loving homemaker and will be remembered for her peanut
butter cookies and lemon pies.
She was born July 1, 1927, in Wheeling, W.Va., the oldest of 10 children,
to the late Brady William and Edna Goldie England Rister and was
predeceased by three brothers, Manuel Green Rister, Frank Willard Rister
and William Brady Rister; and an infant sister, Anna Louise Rister. She
married Forrest L. Lockwood Aug. 13, 1960, in Dublin and he died Jan. 30,
1997.
She is survived by two sisters, Rosemarie (Lee) Adkins and Margaret Ann
Kern of Marysville; three brothers, John Carl (Louise) Rister of
Marysville, Harold (Ruby) Jackson Rister of Dayton and Ralph Lee (Karen)
Rister of Pickerington; two stepdaughters, Ola Pauline (Jack) Sutherly of
Richwood and Mary Lee Kesterson of Raymond; three stepsons, Blain Lockwood,
Jacob "Jake" Lockwood and John Dale (Linda) Lockwood of Peoria; several
step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Russell Karnes will officiate and burial will be at
the Mitchell Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home

LOLA MAE DURFEY SNYDER
Lola Mae Durfey Snyder, 84, of Marysville, formerly of Moorehaven, Fla.,
died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a former cafeteria manager and head cook for the Precision
Scientific Company in Chicago. She attended Central High School in Columbus
and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts and
shopping.
She was born Dec. 3, 1916, in Columbus to the late Elmer and Amy Marie Huey
Durfey and was predeceased by five brothers, Charles, Elmer, Paul, Howard
and Bill Durfey. She married Jerry C. Snyder and he died in 1984.
She is survived by a sister, Della Hubbard of Marysville; four nieces,
Diana McNichols of Marysville, Carolyn Hatton of Forth Worth, Texas, Margie
Dolan of Columbus and Jeannine Kendrick of California; two nephews, Bob
Durfey of Arizona and Timothy Durfey of Columbus; a special daughter,
Deanea Soukup of Central City, Iowa; and many other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery on
Sunbury Road, Columbus. Friends may call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at
the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activities department at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


HARLEAN W. SHORT
Harlean W. Short, 64, died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Marion Manor after a
17-year battle with Parkinson's Disease.
She was a graduate of Richwood High School and was an elementary school
teacher aide in the Marion City Schools before she became ill. She had
lived at the recently abandoned East Lawn Manor since 1993, where she made
many friends, before being relocated to Marion Manor. She enjoyed working
with children and making crafts.
She was born March 7, 1937, in Union County to the late Harlan and
Christine Stierhoff Burnside and was predeceased by her husband, John W.
Short whom she married Nov. 26, 1961.
She is survived by three children, Beth Short (John Besch) of Columbus,
Doug (April) Short of Marion and John R. Short; two grandchildren, John
Daniel and Sarah Short of Marion; two brothers, Bryan Burnside of Richwood
and Bud (Peg) Burnside of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Sharon (Dick) Fish
of Toledo; a sister-in-law, Awilda (Dale) Reep of Columbus; and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Denzer Farison
Hottinger Funeral Home in Marion. The Rev. Ken Peterson of Columbus will
officiate and burial will be at the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio
Parkinson's Society or the American Cancer Society


KATHERYN E. CALASKI
Katheryn E. Calaski, 77, of Marysville died Saturday, July 7, 2001, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marysville and enjoyed
reading and doing canvas crafts.
She was born March 1, 1924, in Mechanicsburg to the late Benjamin Sherman
and Mary E. Harrington Delay and was predeceased by two sisters, Betty A.
Coder and Edna Mae Birchfield; a brother, Benjamin S. Delay Jr.; and a
stepdaughter, JoAnn.
She is survived by a son, Arlen E. Delay of Aurora, Colo.; stepchildren,
Carl Vernon (Marie) Calaski III of Indianapolis, Ind., Anita K. (Charles
Fenter) of Richards, Texas; grandchildren, Kate, Crystal, Brian, Jimmy and
Danny; great-grandchildren, Paris, Milan, Jeremy, Jonathan, Sierra, Elaina
and Bridget; sisters, Pauline Cox, Juanita (Charles) Saft of Marysville,
Geneva Rutledge of Palisades, Neb.; a niece and caregiver, Brenda (Jerry)
Rostorfer of Marysville; and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne 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


RONALD L. "RON" HALL
Ronald L. "Ron" Hall, 54, of Marysville died from complications of a long
illness Saturday, July 7, 2001, at Kobacker House at Riverside Hospital.
He was a 1965 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a forklift
operator with O.M. Scott for more than 28 years. He attended the Church of
Christ in Christian Union in Raymond and was a member of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles 3506, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks 1130 and
Marysville Moose Lodge 1651. He was a proud veteran of the United States
Marine Corps. Affectionately known as "Pop" by his family, he enjoyed
watching sports of all types, playing golf and working on the computer. He
especially enjoyed fishing with his grandsons and spending time with his
family.
He was born March 4, 1947, near Rosedale in Madison County to the late
George and Mary Lewis Hall and was predeceased by a niece, Melody D. Hall
Engle and in 1982 by a brother, Gary L. Hall.
He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Shirley J. Clevenger Hall
whom he married Aug. 13, 1970, in Shelby; a son, Sean Hall of Columbus; a
daughter, Heidi (Bob) McWilliams of Marysville; two grandsons, Nicholas and
Logan; his father- and mother-in-law, Harry and Rose Clevenger of Ellenton,
Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth (Vernon) Cornelius of Dallas, Texas; four
brothers, Douglas Hall and Terry (Sue) Hall of Dallas, Dewey (Pat) Hall of
Marysville and Danny (Pam) Hall of Tucson, Ariz.; several nieces and
nephews; and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Young will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home where FOE 3506 will conduct a memorial service
at 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the
American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in care of
the funeral home


ROY E. MCBRIDE
Roy E. McBride, 81, of Richwood died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He had been employed at National Can in Marion and was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 670 in Richwood.
He was born March 29, 1920, in Hancock County to the late Joe T. and Garcia
Z. Longsworth McBride and was predeceased by a daughter, Monna McBride and
a brother, Dale McBride. He married Martha Louise Davis Jan. 23, 1945, in
Pascagoula, Miss., and she died Aug. 14, 1994.
He is survived by a daughter, Sue Ann (Pete) Bails-Watson of Phoenix,
Ariz.; two granddaughters, Heidi Bails of Columbus and Bobbi Sue Bails of
Richwood; a great-granddaughter, Monica Bails; two sisters, Esther (Robert)
King of Dunkirk and Ruth Bidwell of Kettering.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care
of the funeral home


KATHRYN J. MITCHELL MCMAHON
Kathryn J. Mitchell McMahon, 54, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, July 7,
2001, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a 1964 graduate of Buckeye Local High School and worked 22 years at
the Knox County Career Center cafeteria. She was a member of the Ladies of
the Moose and the Ladies Guild at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.
She was predeceased by her father, Vernon Mitchell and is survived by her
husband of 35 years, Steve McMahon; children, Brian (Era) McMahon and
Amanda McMahon; parents, Ruth and Aaron Holycross of Bellefontaine;
stepmother, Mary Lou Mitchell of Marysville; brothers, Ron (Gail) Mitchell
of Manchester, N.H., Aaron Holycross of DeGraff, Gary (Chris) Holycross of
Ridgeway and Kevin Mitchell of Marysville; a loving sister, Pam (Jerry)
Pitman of Bellefontaine; aunts and uncles and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent
DePaul Catholic Church. The Rev. Ted Thomas will officiate and burial will
be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon,
where a Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High
St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

THE REV. WILLIAM J. BRITTON
The Rev. William J. Britton (Retired Lt. Col. USAF), 77, of Marysville,
formerly of Columbus, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Heartland of
Marysville.
He was a minister for the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod for 49 years and
was a retired chaplain for the U.S. Air Force with the rank of lieutenant
colonel. He was ordained at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, Mich.,
in 1952, and retired in 1986 from Zion Lutheran Church in Columbus. He
served at Grace Lutheran Church in McPherson, Kan., Immanuel Lutheran
Church and Student Center in Lawrence, Kan., Martin Lutheran Chapel at
Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., Trinity Lutheran Church
in Davison, Mich., and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Detroit, Mich. He
served as vacancy pastor in Ohio at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chuckery,
Concordia Lutheran Church in Columbus, Our Savior Lutheran Church in
Newark, Faith Lutheran Church in Mansfield and Zion Lutheran Church in
Schumm.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marysville
where he served as elder and Bible teacher and was a former visitation
pastor. He received the honorary title of pastor emeritus from the Lutheran
Church - Missouri Synod and was a former circuit counselor of Southern
Circuit II, Ohio District. He served as the Lutheran Women's Missionary
League Ohio District pastoral counselor and the Lutheran Laymen's League
Ohio District pastoral counselor and received The Bronze St. Martin of
Tours Award.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific,
and was a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Following
his discharge from active duty in 1955, he was a chaplain for the Air Force
Active Reserve until 1980.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. He
was a graduate of Ann Arbor high School, attended the University of
Michigan and University of Kansas and graduated from Concordia Theological
Seminary in Springfield, Ill. He received advanced chaplain training at
Fort Slocum in New York, Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and
Maxwell Air Force Base in Georgia.
He was born April 27, 1924, in Ann Arbor to the late Bert and Agatha Wagner
Britton and is survived by his wife, Marilyn A. Kruger Britton whom he
married June 26, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ill.; two
daughters, Suzanne (David) Ramsey of Berne, Ind., and Elizabeth (Lee)
Renner or Irwin; three sons, John (Ann) Britton of Jacksonville, Ill.,
David (Linda) Britton of Saginaw, Mich., and Mark (Wanda) Britton of
Springfield, Ill.; 12 grandchildren, LeighAnne and Vincent Ramsey, Miriam,
Monica, Luke and Nathan Renner, Pascal and Simone Stahel, Chris Ferris and
Joshua, Hannah and Kyle Britton; a sister, Arlene Tisdale of Wabash, Ind.;
a niece, Penny (the Rev. Ken) Kueker of Hamilton; and a nephew, Steve
(Cathy) Frost of Wabash, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Revs. Thomas S. Hackett, Jack Heino and Peter Reetz
will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery with military
honors conducted by the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Military Honor
Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church ministerial fund,
Concordia Lutheran College in Ann Arbor or Concordia Theological Seminary
in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

HERBERT L. HOFFMAN

Herbert L. Hoffman, 87, of Jerome Township died Thursday, July 6, 2001, at
his home.
He was a graduate of Miller City High School, worked at Ranco for 29 years
and was a part-time farmer. He was a member of the Jerome United Methodist
Church.
He was born July 29, 1913, in Putnam County to the late Milton and Carrie
O'Hara Hoffman and was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Woodruff and Mable
Stone; a brother, Max Hoffman; and on March 1, 2000, by his wife, Wilma
Lavender Hoffman.
He is survived by a daughter, Jean (Robert) Kesterson of Madison Heights,
Mich.; a son, Glenn (Maria) Hoffman of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren,
Jeff (Lori) Kesterson of Sterling Heights, Mich., Rhonda Milsap and Toni
(Steve) Opal of Warren, Mich., Kim Cole of North Carolina, Karen Hoffman of
California and Shelly (Shawn) Spaulding of Lincoln; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Edward) Maki of Howell, Mich.; and a
brother, Carl (Deloris) Hoffman of Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. Roger Gorden will officiate. Friends may call
from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

EUGENIA "GINA" M. LUTZ
Eugenia "Gina" M. Lutz, 41, of North Lewisburg died Wednesday, July 4,
2001, at The Gables in Green Pastures.
She was proud to attend the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church and was
active in Triad Junior Baseball, Triad Peewee Football, Triad Junior
Wrestling and Triad High School Wrestling. She was an inspiration to
everyone she met.
She was born Aug. 14, 1959, in Springfield and was predeceased by her
mother, Harriet Whitehead; her stepfather, Ralph Whitehead; and a sister,
Joyce Webster.
She is survived by her husband, John Lutz; two sons, Sean Lutz of North
Lewisburg and Larry (Molly) McCoy of Cable; siblings, Sharon and Tom
Bickford of Anna, Anita and Greg Price of Springfield, Charma Hopper of
South Vienna; Ralph Whitehead Jr. of Springfield and Linda and Chris Harper
of Springfield; her father-in-law, Harry Lutz of Pennsylvania; her
mother-in-law, Carolyn Lutz of Wadsworth; a sister-in-law, Rachelle (Ed)
Hanchee of Wadsworth; a brother-in-law, Joel (Candi) Lutz of Wadsworth;
very special friends, Carol Tillman of Cable, Terasa Hawke of Springfield;
and numerous special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kurtis King will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
The church invites everyone to a dinner and celebration of Gina's life
following the burial.

HELEN HOCK
Helen Hock, 95 of Ostrander died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Sunny Vee
Nursing Home.
A lifetime Union Country resident, she retired from Ranco after 21 years
and was a member of the Ostrander Presbyterian Church, Ostrander Senior
Citizens, and Ostrander Order of Easter Star and was president of the
Ostrander PTA in 1945. She was a founder of the Buckeye Valley Boosters
food tent at the Delaware County Fair and gave piano lessons to
neighborhood children.
She was born Nov. 15, 1905, in Union County to the late Allan T. and Lulu
Kritzer Whiteside and was predeceased by her first husband, Frank L.
Parrott; a son, Frank A. Parrott; her second husband, Joseph Hock; and a
brother, Ernest Whiteside.
She is survived by a son Don (Gloria) Parrott of Ostrander; six
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Mary
Parrott of Ostrander.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Scott Campbell will officiate and
graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Bloomingburg Cemetery near
Washington Court House. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital or
Shriners Burn Institute in care of the funeral home.
Those unable to visit may log onto www.BennettBrownRodman.com and link into
the online memorial and registry page

THE REV. WILLIAM J. BRITTON

The Rev. William J. Britton, 77, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 4,
2001, at Heartland of Marysville. He was the former pastor of Zion Lutheran
Church in Columbus and served as interim pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Chuckery.
Arrangements are pending at the Underwood Funeral Home

KENNETH H. MILLER
Kenneth H. Miller, 90, of Prospect died Monday, July 2, 2001, at his home.
He was ordained a minister in 1965 by the American Baptist Convention and
served Allen Center, Marysville and Wyandotte Baptist Church in Nevada,
Ohio. He was a member of the Radnor Baptist Church. He was executive
secretary of the Ohio Jersey Cattle Breeders Association from 1952 to 1976,
was a secretary of the Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association for 15 years
and was a member of the Dairy Shrine in Madison, Wis., the American Jersey
Cattle Club and the Ohio Association of Realtors.
He managed the Sears and Montgomery Ward farm stores in Middletown in the
1940s and was an agent for Prospect Realty later in life. He was inducted
into the Ohio State Senior Citizen Hall of Fame in 1986 and was chairman of
the Marion County Commission on Aging in 1988. He was president of the
Prospect Senior Citizens in 1980-82. He received the Ohio Purebred Dairy
Cattle Association Award of Honor in 1989 and the Ohio Jersey Cattle
Breeders Association Recognition of Service Award in 1996.
He was born Feb. 26, 1911, in Eldorado to the late George and Olive Kimmel
Miller and was predeceased by a son, Leonard Paul Miller; a daughter, Ruth
Anna Miller Guckian; an infant daughter, Kay Veldine Miller; a grandchild;
and a great-grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel L. Siler Miller whom he married Sept. 23,
1930, in Harrisburg, Ind.; two daughters, Glenna Miller Jarvis of McArthur
and Sylvia Miller (Gene) Hack of Hyatts; two sons, Raymond A. (Linda)
Miller of Hilliard and Douglas J. (Arlene) Miller of Waldorf, Md.; 15
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Donald Guckian of
Eaton; and care givers Chloe, Helen, Kathleen, Louise and Sharma.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Radnor Baptist
Church. The Rev. Frank Busbey will officiate and burial will be at Wares
Chapel Cemetery in Eldorado. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Radnor Baptist Church memorial
fund, 4050 Radnor Road, Radnor, Ohio 43066, or Hospice at Grady, 561 W.
Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 4301

VIOLA C. YODER SHROCK
Viola C. Yoder Shrock, 89, died Monday, July 2, 2001.
She was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Holmes County to Chilion and Anna Kurtz
Yoder and was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. She married
Owen B. Shrock Dec. 5, 1935, and he died March 27, 2000, after 64 years of
matrimony.
She leaves to mourn four daughters and two sons, Elsie Marie (Mose J.)
Hostetler of Plain City, Orley Eugene (Esther Troyer) Shrock of Jamesport,
Mo., Mary Louise (Andy D.) Miller and Sherman Benjamin (Alma Hostetler) of
Plain City, Leona (John E.) Kramer of London and Saraetta (Henry) Schlabach
of Plain City; 20 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a half-sister,
Esther Troyer.
Funeral services will be held a 10 a.m. Saturday at Canaan AM Fellowship
Church in Plain City. Pastors Nelson Beachy and Perry Troyer will officiate
and burial will be at Canaan Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice, P.O. Box 445, London, Ohio 43140

THELMA P. MAYER
Thelma P. Mayer, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, July
1, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired from the Morningvue Nursing Home in Marion and enjoyed
playing cards and dancing.
She was born June 13, 1913, in Marysville to the late Walter and Ada
Phildelphia Stump and was predeceased by three brothers, J. Frank, Floyd
and Leroy Stump.
She is survived by a sister, Mary (Robert) Amrine of Gold Bar, Wash.; many
nieces and nephews; and special friends, Betty Bushong of Richwood and Mary
Louise Green of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will follow in the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center in care of
the funeral home

LINDA G. LASLOW
Linda G. Laslow, 83, a resident of Park Haven Nursing home, died Sunday,
July 1, 2001, at the home.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She had worked at Brunner Fabric in
Ashtabula and enjoyed cooking and baking.
She was born Feb. 17, 1918, in Ashtabula to the late Frank and Nancy Azzano
Church and was predeceased by her husband, Michael; brothers, Joseph, Pete
and Robert; and sisters Jenny Piscietteli, Mary Ruffo, Antoinette Egley,
Nancy Kubick and Margaret Pugliese.
She is survived by three sons, Michael of Ashtabula, Randy of Bellefonte,
Pa., and David of Marysville; two grandchildren, David and Nathan Laslow;
and a sister, Rachel Troiano of Ashtabula.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church and
burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 10:45
a.m. Thursday at the Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the Park
Haven activity department

THELMA P. MAYER
Thelma P. Mayer, 88, of Richwood died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home