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Jan-Jun 02
RALPH RAYMOND SHAVER
Ralph Raymond Shaver, 81, a longtime resident of West Mansfield, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at his home with his wife by his
side after being in failing health for the past year.
He was a minister for more than 50 years and served churches throughout
West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio, including locally at the Delaware
Church of Christ, the Lunda Church of Christ and the Old Union Church of
Christ.
He also worked with Harding Machine & Screw in East Liberty and retired
in 1982 from O.M. Scotts after 16 years of service. Upon his retirement,
he took pride in working with the Schnurrenberger Funeral Home on a
part-time basis and especially enjoyed the opportunity to visit with the
public.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps and was
a dedicated Boy Scout troop leader for several years in West Mansfield.
He enjoyed golf and calligraphy and was a talented woodworker, making
many unique crafts. He loved bluegrass music and was a gifted bass
singer and former banjo player He watched "Jeopardy" religiously and was
fortunate to possess a keen and precise memory. His greatest joy came
from his family.
He was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Rainelle, W.Va., to the late John J. and
Myrtle A. Ware Shaver. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford
Shaver, and a sister, Elma Dolinger.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 56 years, Lucille Hoke
Shaver, to whom he was married Dec. 3, 1945, in Rainelle, W.Va.; a
daughter, Sharon (Harold) Dilley of Gallipolis; two grandchildren, Greg
(Julie) Dilley of Columbus and Amy Dilley of Dublin; two
great-grandsons, Jacob and Andrew Dilley; two sisters-in-law, Arlene
Vance and Gladys Swathwood of Vandalia; several nieces and nephews; and
countless friends.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Old Union Church of
Christ on Raymond Road. Jim Taylor and Dennis Faulkner will officiate
and burial will take place at the church cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in
West Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield
Lions Club in care of the funeral home.
Pall
bearers will be Greg Dilley, Gene Reese, Bill Nunn, Joe Thompson, Tom
Taylor and Jim Hites.

MARGARET ALONA HILL LYTLE
Margaret Alona Hill Lytle, 96, of Bellefontaine, formerly of East
Liberty, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital following a
short illness.
She was a long-time educator and life-long musician. She graduated from
Richwood High School in 1922 and attended the Dan Hollis School of Music
in Pennsylvania, the Cincinnati Conservatory, Ohio University and Ohio
Northern University. She taught in the public school system for nearly
25 years, beginning her career, prior to her marriage, at the Leesburg
School near Wilmington and then moving to East Liberty and North
Greenfield schools. In the 1940s she began teaching music at West
Mansfield, Rushsylvania and East Liberty and later taught in the
Marysville school system at Raymond, Broadway and East Elementary.
She had a beautiful voice and sang in many cantatas in the Richwood area
as a young woman. She played the piano at the Opera House in Richwood
for silent movies and later in life she enjoyed singing in operettas,
minstrels and other special occasions for church or requested events.
She was a member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church and served
as church organist and choir director for many years. Upon her
retirement in 1965, she taught piano and organ lessons from her home and
also for 15 years with White's House of Music.
She was honored at the 92nd annual meeting of the East
Liberty/Perry-Zane alumni banquet with a plaque for her many years of
giving special music to that school system. She was a former member of
the hospital guild and the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed the
Cincinnati Reds and listening to books on tape.
She was born Oct. 31, 1905, in Richwood to the late Clarence and
Margaret Biddle Hill and was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Hill in
1965. She married Fay Lytle on Dec. 28, 1925, in Marysville and he died
Dec. 8, 1988.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary (Frederick) Aptowitz of Lake
Worth, Fla., Martha Foulk of West Liberty and Donna (Darrell) Jolliff of
Marysville; three sons, Don (Grace) Lytle of West Liberty, John Lytle of
Worthington and Larry (Carolyn) Lytle of Bellefontaine; 19
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-granddaughter.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will take place at East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

SHEILA ANN ADAMS WEBB
Sheila Ann Adams Webb, 53, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at
Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Fla., with her family at her side.

She spent most of her adult life in Indiana and Ohio but disliked the
snow and moved to Florida. She had recently managed apartments in Plain
City and worked at Kern & Kern in Marysville. She enjoyed being with her
family, fishing, gardening, NASCAR and country music. She asked to be
remembered by "Please Remember Me" by Tim McGraw and "I'll Be" by Reba
McEntire.
She was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Louisville, Ky.
She was very much loved and will be greatly missed by her husband, Dan
Webb of Ruskin, Fla., whom she married in July 1981; her mother, Betty
(Bob) Jackson of Whittier, Calif.; her father, James Adams of
Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Beth Johnson of Waldo and Karen Robinson
of Anderson, Ind.; a son-in-law, Randy Johnson of Waldo; grandchildren,
Kynzie Stults of Anderson and Kyle Johnson of Waldo; five brothers, Dave
Wolgamott and Mike, Jimmy, Steve and Corey Adams; four sisters, Carol
Eggink, Donna Pryor, Rhonda Railey and Kelli Adams; a stepdaughter,
Julie McCormick; best friend, Linda Keener; and her dog, Harlie.
Private services were held in Brandon at the time of her death. A
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley Grove
Freewill Baptist Church, Route 236, Anderson, Ind.


KATHLEEN ANN HEIMLICH TAYLOR
Kathleen Ann Heimlich Taylor, 46, of Prospect died following a
courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at her home,
surrounded, as in life, by her family.
She graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1973 and earned
bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She began full-time
teaching in Prospect in 1978 and while teaching, met her husband, Lodi,
and they were married April 25, 1987. She reached deeply into the lives
of many people. Throughout all, she filled her time with family,
friends, school, church and community activities. She lived her life in
love and as a blessing to others.
She was born April 27, 1955, and was predeceased by her paternal
grandparents, Frank and Imogene Heimlich and maternal grandfather,
Robert Howald.
She was dearly loved and is survived by her husband, Lodi Taylor; a
stepson, Matt Taylor; two daughters, Whitney and Katlin; parents,
Charles and Margaret Heimlich; two brothers, Nick and Mark; two sisters,
Beth Carrier and Lisa Heimlich; and her grandmother, Bernice Howald.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect
at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial
will be in Mayfield Cemetery near Norton. Friends may call at the church
from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital in Columbus.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements.


KENNETH T. LEMASTER
Kenneth T. LeMaster, 88, of Warren died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Autumn
Hills Care Center in Niles.
He farmed most of his life in Union County and retired from Nestle's in
Marysville in 1968. He and his wife lived in Georgia before moving to
Warren in 1986. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of
Warren and its Leisure Timers.
He was born June 30, 1913, in Paintsville, Johnson County, Ky.
He is survived by a daughter, C. Dee "Cathy" LeMaster of Warren; four
sons, Don LeMaster of Marion, James E. (Thersa) LeMaster of Rootstown,
Robert E. (Janice) LeMaster of Warminster, Pa., and K. Ronald (Theresa)
LeMaster of Ravenna; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rudolph (Joy) LeMaster of
Columbus.
Funeral services were held today at the First Baptist Church of Warren,
3217 Surrey St. SE, Warren and burial was at the Champion Township
Cemetery, Warren.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Arrangements were handled by the McFarland & Son Funeral Home, 271 N.
Park Ave., Warren, Ohio 44481.



PATRICIA S. BEACOM CAUDILL
Patricia S. Beacom Caudill, 48, a lifelong resident of Delaware, died
Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Grady Memorial Hospital after a courageous
battle with a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 16, 1953, at the same hospital, then called Jane M.
Case Hospital, to Raymond and Eleanor Turner Beacom and was predeceased
by her father and a nephew, Ryan Smith.
She graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 1972 and was formerly
employed by PPG Industries. She was an avid Ohio State University sports
fan and a member of Kilbourne United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Beacom of Delaware; two sisters,
Judy Smith of Delaware and Cathy (Frank) Peterman of Marysville; a
niece, Tracy Beightler of Marysville; two nephews, Matt (Sarah) Smith of
Columbus and Rob Beightler of Marysville; many relatives and friends;
and her beloved dog, Shelly.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kilbourne
United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Ferris will officiate and the
family will receive friends at the church after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane
Society, 4920 Route 37E, Delaware, Ohio 43015, or the Kilbourne United
Methodist Church, Route 521, Kilbourne, Ohio 43032.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.


LUCIA WELDON BRADY
Lucia Weldon Brady, 89, of Plain City died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a former waitress and worked years ago in Washington, D.C.,
where she served several presidential banquets.
She was born April 1, 1912, in Fairfield County to the late Everett and
Hazel Turner Weldon and was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Brady in
1996.
She is survived by several cousins, including Margia (Norman) Renner of
Irwin, Wanda Rummell of Plain City, Lucy Atkinson of West Jefferson, Tom
Weldon of Marysville and Darlene Walker, Virginia Wright, Elane Torrisi,
Eileen Taylor, Ada Compton, Carolyn Ricketts, John Weldon, Frances
Goldsberry, Dorothy Hansberger, Marilyn Pierce, Robert Crist, Roger
Weldon and Floella Oiler.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the
Underwood Funeral home and graveside services will be held at a later
date in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DAVID ALLEN YOUNG
David Allen Young, 64, of near Richwood died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Jan. 23, 2002, at his home.
He was a 1955 graduate of Harding High School and was a veteran of the
U.S. Marine Corps. He was a drywall finisher and painter with H&H
Decorating in Marion and had formerly owned his own business, David
Young Drywall. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richwood,
had played in the Marion Concert Band and was previously active with the
Boy Scouts. He enjoyed bowling, camping, backpacking, music and fishing
and was a member of the Ohio Bluegrass Association and the United States
Canoeing Association.
He was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Marion to Ralph Oliver and Vera Mae
Vanbuskirk Young and was predeceased by his mother.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Helen Wise Young of Marion;
his wife Jo Ann Prichard Young whom he married July 1, 1968, at the
First Baptist Church of Richwood; two sons, David Andrew (Cheryl) Young
of Norwalk and Timothy Jay (Shari) Young of Elgin, Ill.; two
granddaughters, Jennifer Anne and Makayla Rose; a brother, Ralph Oliver
(Leisha) Young II of Springfield; three sisters, Margaret (Ed) Freshnock
of Manhattan, Kan., Phyllis (Damon) Furniss of New Bloomington and Janet
(Vince) Della Rosa of Seminole, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Rachel Prichard
of Richwood; and two sisters-in-law, Betty (Don) Wheeler of Radnor and
Kathryn (Jim) Price of Magnetic Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Camping
Fund, 101 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

GERALD RAY SHIRK
Gerald Ray Shirk, 59, formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 23,
2002, in Archibold Medical Center in Thomasville, Ga.
He was born Sept. 4, 1942, in Marysville and moved to Thomasville five
years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Kay Shirk of Thomasville; four
children, Mary Kay Day and Steven R. Shirk of Marysville, Ted R. Shirk
of Richwood and Wade Shirk of Thomasville; and six grandchildren, Joshua
W. James, Adam A. James and BreAnne N. James of Marysville, Kelly A.
Patrick of Columbus and Luke A. Shirk and Tiffany C. Shirk of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Allen & Allen
Funeral Chapel, Thomasville, Ga., and burial will be in Cairo, Ga.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.


ISABELLE MARIE MINER
Isabelle Marie Miner, 86, of North Lewisburg died Tuesday, Jan. 22,
2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was born Jan. 9, 1916, in Columbus and was predeceased by her
husband, Challis A. Miner; a son, Thomas E. Miner; and a grandson, Kevin
A Brozny.
She is survived by a son, Charles A. (Sherie) Miner of Woodstock; two
daughters, Linda M. (Bob) Steinberger of South Charleston and Jodelle
(Dave) Cremeens of Wellston; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
and three sisters, Mable Orr of Baltimore, Ohio, Lucille O'Hearn of
Columbus and Florence Cloud of Chesapeake, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Schoedinger East
Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, and burial will be at Sunset
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
DALE D. KNUTSEN SR.
Dale D. Knutsen Sr., 80, formerly of Martins Ferry and Wheeling, W.Va.,
died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Forest Hills Retirement Community in
St. Clairsville.
He was retired as executive director of the former Martins Ferry
Metropolitan Housing Authority and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Martins Ferry and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Sept. 23, 1921, in St. Clairsville to the late Thomas C. and
Elizabeth L. Pickens Knutsen and was predeceased by his wife, Catherine
E. Tierney Knutsen and three brothers, Bert, Howard and Bart Knutsen.
He is survived by two sons, Dale D. (Barbara) Knutsen Jr. and Jeff
Knutsen of Wheeling; two daughters, Sandy (William) Myers of Martins
Ferry and Debbie (Mike) Tobin of Marysville; a brother, Clyde Knutsen of
Titusville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, David A. and Chris R. Myers, Aeleen
M., Eric M., Danny D., Ashley and Carly Knutsen and Matthew M., Luke T.
and Michael C. Tobin; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral liturgy Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St.
Marys Catholic Church in Martins Ferry. The Rev. Thomas Magary will
officiate and burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Friends may call from noon to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Heslop
Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth streets, Martins Ferry, where Rosary
devotions will be held at 3 p.m. and a wake service will be held at 7:30
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice Inc., 98B E. Cove
Ave., Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

MICHAEL P. "MIKE" BUSHONG
Michael P. "Mike" Bushong, 53, of Gibsonburg, formerly of Plain City,
died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, in the emergency room of St.
Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio.
He was a 1967 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School and lived in Plain
City until 1979. He was employed by Bushong Drilling Contractors and
drilled at Martin Marietta in Woodville. He was a loving son, father and
grandfather. He was an avid collector of antique tools and was a member
of the Midwest Tool Collectors, Ohio Tool Collectors and the American
Truck Historical Society. His interest in restoring a 1920 Clydesdale
truck kept him active as a member of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers
Association with numerous appearances in parades and antique car shows.
He was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Columbus and was predeceased by his
grandparents, Clair and Helen Bushong and Jay and Cynthia Adams.
He is survived by his parents, Ernest and Martha Adams Bushong;  a
daughter, Sheila Bo Wilkins of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Connor and
Ashley Wilkins; a sister, Rebecca (Chuck) Longworth of Plain City; a
brother, Stephen Bushong of Plain City; and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.
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 will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.

LUVERNA E. PRICE
LuVerna E. Price, 83, of Plain City died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at her
residence.
She was retired from Ranco Controls in Plain City and was a member of
New Life Church of the Nazarene in West Jefferson.
She was born June 8, 1918, in Columbus to the late William O. and Julia
Boham Righter Sr. and was predeceased by her husband, Paul G. Price in
1992; a grandson, Taylor "Tate" Young in 1999; a sister, Lillian Hale in
1991; and a son-in-law, Paul L. Carpenter in 2001.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Lee Young of Sarasota, Fla.; three
daughters, Jean Carpenter and Christine (Jerry) Brooker of Plain City
and Judy (Tom) Fisher of Fort Gadsden, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Toni
Carpenter, Greg (Peggy) Carpenter, Dave (Dawn) Carpenter, Buddy
Newberry, Tracy Young, Teressa (J.D.) Johnson, Rodney (Pam) Brooker and
Becky Dillon; 18 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsay, Kimberly,
Bethany, Laura, Joshua, Simon, Ethan, Alexandria, Riley, Connor, Taylor,
Ashley, Nick, Joselyn, Jacob, Sarah and Hayden; a brother, William O.
Righter Jr. of Columbus; and a sister, Wilma "Bobbie" Clark of Marengo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at New Life Church of
the Nazarene, 2020 Route 142 NE (corner of Route 142 and I-70), West
Jefferson. The Rev. Jerry Brooker will officiate and burial will be at
the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.



PHYLLIS L. MCCARTY
Phyllis L. McCarty, 77, of Plain City died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at
her home.
She and her husband owned and operated the McCarty Farm Implement
dealership for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at the Plain City Food Bank.
She was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Logan County to the late David and Marie
Walls Johnson and was predeceased by a sister, Wilma Shirk.
She is survived by her husband, Carl McCarty whom she married in 1947; a
son, David McCarty; two daughters, Joyce Ladd and Janie (Randy) Collins;
four grandchildren, Holly Collins, Elizabeth Collins, Joe Collins and
Amy Ladd; a brother, Kenneth (Nancy) Johnson; and two sisters, Ruby
(Gerald) Kelsey and Marcelle Baughman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.


PHYLLIS JEAN PRICE
Phyllis Jean Price, 70, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at her Richwood
home.
A homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who centered
her whole life around her family. She was of the Methodist faith, loved
birds and collecting cookbooks.
She was born July 6, 1931, in Marion to the late Edwin Leroy and Alma
Mary Mulvain Hixon. On Jan. 23, 1948, she was married to Arthur G.
Price.
Survivors include her husband; four children, Rebecca Lynn (Rob) Miller
of Galion, Rose Mary (Bill) Bales of Cincinnati, Stephen G. (Linda)
Price of Larue and Mark E. (fiance Brenda Barton) Price; grandchildren,
Gina (Chris) Selover, Nathan Miller, Kyle Miller, Rachel Price, Sara
Price, Nic Price and Brooks Price; four great-grandchildren, Grace, Joel
and Faith Selover and Jayden Smith; a step-sister-in-law, Betty Lou
Davis of Harrod; and two aunts, Emma Mulvain of Bucyrus and Mary Ellen
Mulvain of Kissimmee, Fla.
Preceding her in death is a step-brother, Richard E. Davis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8
p.m. Burial will be in the Larue Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Cheney will be
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice at 113 S.
Main St. and/or the March of Dimes, 1500 W. Third Ave., Columbus.


VIVIENNE B.E. NICOL
Vivienne B.E. Nicol, 60, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
A 1960 graduate of Chuckery Darby High School, she was a caregiver to
many people throughout her life. She was a creative spirit and enjoyed
painting, photography, crafts and flowers. She was a published poet and
loved cats.
Born Jan. 10, 1942, in Marysville, she was the daughter of LeRoy W.J.
and Clarice Rausch Nicol. She lived for more than 35 years in Columbus.
Preceding her in death were her father, a sister, JoAnn Garlinghouse and
a niece, Suzanne Rausch Kidwell, who died Nov. 22, 2001.
Survivors include her mother of Marysville; three sisters, Jeanine (Tom)
Rausch of Marysville; Nancy (Dr. Dennis) Brunskill of Venetia, Penn. and
Cheryl (John) Alexander of Marysville; several nieces and nephews; and
many close friends from the Columbus and Marysville area.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Gerald Matzke officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's
Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Pall bearers will be Bruce Rausch, Beaux Alexander, Tim Garlinghouse,
Robert Brunskill, Jay Rausch, Nicholas Rausch, Tyler Reed, Bret Rausch
and Clark Rausch.


CLARA A. HOGAN
Clara A. Hogan, 81, of Lexington, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002.
She was a homemaker and a member of Park United Methodist Church.
She was born in Richboro, Pa., to the late Charles and Sophie Strohmier
and was predeceased by her husband, Robert V. Hogan Sr.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Belinda) Hogan Jr. of Lexington; two
daughters, Barbara Freeze of Wilmington and Judy (Larry) Pullin of New
London; seven grandchildren, Steven, Catherine and Brenda Pullin, Dave
and Jeremy Freeze and Kristina and James Hogan; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the W.R. Milward
Mortuary, 159 N. Broadway, Lexington. The Rev. Steven D. Gehring will
officiate and burial will be at the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.


THE REV. CHARLES PACK
The Rev. Charles Pack, 80, of Columbus died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002.
He was a retired minister of the Wesleyan Church.
He was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Charlie
and Cora Chandler Pack and was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Walker;
two sons, Eugene and George Ray Pack; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Pack.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hannah Pack whom he married Jan. 29,
1943; six daughters, Connie (Carlos) Galdamez of Grove City, Beth (Asif)
Sheikh of Lewis Center, Brenda Pack and Deb Pack of Columbus, Judy Pack
of Charleston, W.Va., and Barb (Roger) Salyers of Milford Center; a son,
Tim Pack of St. Peters, Mo.; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Bob Walker of Sykesville, Pa.
Private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Bert Sherman
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in
Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker House (Hospice), 3595
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or the Billy Graham
Evangelical Association.

LEROY EDWARD KERNS
LeRoy Edward Kerns, 78, a longtime resident of West Mansfield, died
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, in West Mansfield following a long illness with
cancer, surrounded by his family at the home of his son.
A capable man, LeRoy owned and operated the L&R Construction Company
with his son-in-law, Russell Weiser for more than 20 years and owned and
operated Kerns Tire Center with his sons, Allan and Roger Kerns for 13
years. He hauled hay and coal throughout the country during his younger
years and worked for various construction companies in the Columbus and
Marysville areas. He built the Ohio Little 500 go-cart racetrack on his
property outside of West Mansfield which attracted a large number of
racers and visitors. He attended East Liberty and Middleburg high
schools and was a former member of the West Mansfield Conservation Club.

His life was full of memorable experiences and he enjoyed sharing his
stories with friends and family members. He took pride in his CB radio
operation as a young man and as an older man, his talents were displayed
in his woodworking ability. He found great pleasure in fishing and
playing cards and his children and grandchildren were his greatest
treasures.
He was born Oct. 23, 1923, in East Liberty to the late Sherman and
Biancia Kerns and was predeceased by a son, Roy Eugene Kerns; three
sisters, Norma Morris, Julie Cordrey and Elizabeth Shoemaker; five
brothers, Robert Foulk and Orville, Harold, Victor and Lewis Kerns. He
married Juanita Allard Mary 4, 1957, in Pasco and she died Feb. 9, 1995.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy (Russell) Weiser of West Mansfield;
three sons, Allan (Sandy) Kerns of West Mansfield, Roger Kerns of
Springfield and Edward (Eleanor) Kerns of Woodstock; eight
grandchildren, Alanda (Mark) Hilty, Chris (Stacy) Weiser and Jenn,
Geoff, Alicia, Bradley, Beverly and Michelle Kerns; five
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Binkley of Middleburg, Margaret
Brooks of Cincinnati and Katherine (Ted) Hoover of Raymond; two
brothers, Sherman (Linda) Kerns of North Lewisburg and Ralph (Eloise)
Kerns of Jasper, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenlawn Cemetery
in West Mansfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, 205 Palmer Ave.,
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.


ELIZABETH "BETTY" HAZELWOOD
Elizabeth "Betty" Hazelwood, 71, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 19,
2002, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and attended the New Dover United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter and was
looking forward to the birth of her second great-grandchild.
She was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Delaware County to the late Francis P. and
Goldie M. Rittenhouse Matthews and was predeceased by a brother, Norman
Matthews. She married H. Curtis Hazelwood Dec. 22, 1956, at the home of
her parents in Delaware and he died Aug. 13, 1988.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Warner of Marysville; a son, Don
(Karen) Hazelwood of Marysville; four grandchildren, Eric (Christy)
Herriott, Michael (Christine) Herriott and Derick and Amanda Hazelwood;
a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Herriott; and a brother, David (Linda)
Matthews of Delaware.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Herman
Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Friends may call from 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

JOHN J. GRAY
John J. Gray, 86, of Marysville died Saturday at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
He was a Certified Public Accountant, retiring after many years of
service in Marysville. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church, the 40 et 8, American Legion Post 79 and, being a mathematician,
had several memberships in mathematical societies. He was in the U.S.
Army for 30 years and had served during World War II. As a young man, he
joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), after which he enlisted in
the Army where he advanced through the ranks and later retired from the
Air Force as a major. A lifelong learner, he enjoyed acquiring his
pilot's license for small planes and in retirement, working with
computers.
He was born in New York City June 24, 1915.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Rausch Gray whom he married Aug. 29,
1943, in Marysville; a son, John J. Gray Jr. of Colorado; a daughter,
Madelaine A. (Kirk) Smith of Massachusetts; two granddaughters, Monica
and Megan; and a nephew, David L. Creviston of Marysville.
There will be no visitation and private graveside services will be held
at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
The Ingram Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

ERMA E. FISH
Erma E. Fish, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at the Delaware Court
Health Care facility.
Until 1994 she lived on Ostrander Road in the home of her birth where
she lived and farmed with her brother. She then moved to Georgetowne
Drive where she lived until 2000 when she moved to Delaware Court.
She was a 1928 graduate of Ostrander High School and was a lifetime
resident of Delaware County. She was a member of the Ostrander
Presbyterian Church, the Farm Bureau and Ostrander Senior Citizens and
was a former 4-H leader.
She was born Jan. 14, 1910, in Scioto Township, Delaware County, to the
late John and Lydia Weaver Fish and was predeceased by her brother,
Walter in 1987.
She is survived by cousins, Gladys Wilson and Betty Camp of Ostrander,
Sharon and Barbara Main of Hilliard, Juddean Creasy Kauble, Atlee
Pittman and Elma Thomas of Delaware, Donnagene Jewett of Westerville,
Darlene Monroe of San Antonio, Fla., and Rosetta Sipes of North
Carolina; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Robinson
Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. John Groat will officiate and burial
will be at Millcreek Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m.. Tuesday.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ostrander Presbyterian Church,
117 W. North St., Ostrander, Ohio 43061.

PAUL V. FRYMAN
Paul V. Fryman, 58, of near Prospect died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 18,
2002 at Riverside Methodist Hospital
He was a farmer, a 1961 graduate of the Radnor High School and a 1965
graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.S. in animal science. He
was also a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity and served in the Air
Force during the Vietnam War where he was a captain serving as a missile
launch officer.
He was commander of the Prospect American Legion Post 368, a member of
VFW Post 7201 in Marion and a member of both the Elks and Moose lodges
of Marion. He was a member of the Radnor United Church of Christ, a
former member and president of the Delaware mental health Committee and
an avid OSU Buckeye fan.
He had worked for more than 30 years as a junior high and high school
basketball official, was a life member of the OSU Alumni Association and
was a member of the Ohio Cattleman's Association. He was also
instrumental in bringing the current American Legion baseball team back
to Prospect.
He was born in Marion on Jun 8, 1943, to Harry W. and the late Dorothy
(Watkins) Fryman. His father and stepmother, Lucille, survive and reside
near Prospect.
Also surviving is his wife Barbara A. (Robinson) whom he married on
March 23, 1985. Four children also survive: Georgeanna Fryman of Waldo;
Matt Fryman of Prospect; Mary Jane (Ron) Tang of Dublin and Christopher
A. (Virginia) Fryman of Columbus.
Also surviving are: stepchildren Connie (Ron) Randall of Marysville and
Chad Garrison of Radnor; grandchildren Kristina Fryman and Hallie
Fryman; stepgrandchildren Ryan Good, Bailey, Sean and Michael Randall; a
brother, retired Col. Kenneth W. (Col. Kay) Fryman of Wright Patterson
Air Force Base; niece and nephew Kari and Kevin Fryman of Columbus;
aunts and uncles, Bob and Mary Fryman of Cocoa, Fla., Caroll and Ruth
Fryman of Sunbury, Polly Fryman of Marion and Harold and Charlotte
Watkins of Radnor; as well as many cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday
from 3 to 8 p.m.
Burial will be at the Radnor Cemetery, where there will be military
veteran services conducted by the Marion Area United Veterans Council.
The Rev. Bob Blevins will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 253
E. Church St., Marion, Oh. 43302.


ALICE MAXINE BURLILE
Alice Maxine Burlile, 81, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, died
Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at the Sarah Moore Nursing Home in Delaware
following a long illness.
A loving homemaker, she formerly worked for the Marysville
Journal-Tribune. She attended the Ostrander Presbyterian Church and was
a former member of the Mount Perry Presbyterian Church. She was a member
and former president of the Union County Genealogical Society, a member
and past president of the Windsor Manor Senior Citizens and a member of
the Madison Grange.
She enjoyed genealogy and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. Her
favorite color was purple.
She was born March 19, 1920, in Marysville to the late Milo Melvin and
Lois Rinehart Burkepile. She was also preceded in death by: a grandson,
Andy Scott in 1974; three great-grandsons, Timothy Morris and twin
brothers Gage and Conner Wimberly; and a brother, Ainsworth Q. Burkpile.

She married Raymond R. Burlile on June 9, 1940, in Raymond and he
preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1969.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy (George) Price of Delaware and
Lois (Oscar) Young Jr. of Mount Perry. Also surviving are seven
grandchildren: Sherry (Richard) Kreider and Tina (Greg) Jungling, of
Newark; Cindy (Steve) Burkhart and Kevin Young of Mount Perry; Tracey
(Tom) Morris of Glenford; Robert (Ella) Price of Ostrander; and Rebecca
Price and her friend, Aaron Wimberly of Galloway. Eighteen
great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren also survive.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home in Marysville. The Rev. Joel Morgan of the Mount Perry Presbyterian
Church will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Moore Nursing Home, 47
E. Williams St., Delaware, Oh, 43015, or the Windsor Manor Senior
Citizens, 376 Dr., Marysville.

JUDITH LUCILLE FORNEY ELLIOTT
Judith Lucille Forney Elliott, 73, of Richwood died Thursday, Jan. 17,
2002, at the home of her daughter, Cyndi Fillinger of Richwood.
She was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School and had attended The
Ohio State University. She retired in 1992 as editor and general manager
of the Richwood Gazette where she began her journalism career as
secretary for editor and owner George Keigley.
She was actively involved in every aspect of the Richwood community,
holding membership and offices in these organizations: North Union
Athletic Complex, one of the original five board members, secretary and
president; Richwood Elementary Parent Teacher Association;
Richwood/North Union Band Boosters; Richwood/North Union Athletic
Boosters; North Union FFA (honorary member); Richwood Baseball for boys,
First United Methodist Church King's Daughters; Ohio Child Conservation
League; Richwood Village Council; Richwood American Legion Baccarat Post
40 Auxiliary; Richwood VFW Post 870; Richwood Park Commission; Union
County Republican Women; Magnetic Springs Polio Foundation; Columbus
Children's Hospital Twig 40; and the Friends of Camp Perry.
She was born April 28, 1928, in Columbus, the only child of the late
John Forney and Betty Clafflin Brill and was predeceased by a daughter,
Angela Sue Elliott. She married Douglass Westbrook Elliott Sr. in
january of 1949 and he died in August 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Victoria Lee (Tom) Phillio of
Evansville, Ind., and Cynthia Anne (John) Fillinger of Richwood; three
sons, Douglass Westbrook (Barbara) Elliott II of Clarksville, Tenn.,
Lance Marshall (Marcy) Elliott of Richwood and Greggory Randolph Elliott
of Columbus; 12 grandchildren, Kelleen Fillinger Huff, Breht Fillinger,
Amber Fillinger, Brandon, Blake and Blaize Elliott, Nathan, Judith
Jeannette and Emily Elliott and Erin, Tracy and Stephanie Sharp; and two
great-grandchildren, Elliott Bigler and Jacob Huff.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Claibourne Cemetery in Richwood. The Rev. Rick Morris will officiate.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Judith L. Elliott Memorial
Fund, Richwood Banking Co., 28 N. Franklin St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.



TORRIE LEE GRIFFITH
Torrie Lee Griffith, 22, of East Liberty died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002,
as a result of an auto accident.
He was an associate of Marysville Concrete and was formerly employed
with Midwest Express. A loyal University of Michigan fan, he was an avid
sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He collected
arrowheads and enjoyed playing the guitar with his friends, Chad Rausch
and Jay Giles.
He was born Jan. 28, 1979, in Marysville and was predeceased by an
uncle, Randy Giles; and grandparents, Lonnie and Margaret Griffith, Mae
Compton, Laurice Giles and Charles R. Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Renee Smith Griffith of East Liberty whom he
married April 24, 1999, at Christian Assembly Church; a daughter, Zoe
Renee Griffith; his father, Darwin E. Griffith of Marysville; his
mother, Cathi Griffith of Marysville; a sister, Shannon Griffith of
Marysville; grandparents, Frances Giles of Marion, Larry Giles and James
and Shirley Dodd of Marysville and Grace Smith of Ostrander;
great-grandparents, Edgar Compton and Kate Giles of Marysville; his
mother-in-law, Pam S. (Dirk) Railsback of Raymond; his father-in-law,
Steve (Sandy) Smith of Marysville; a stepbrother, Mike Spurgeon of
Marysville; a stepsister, Kim Spurgeon of Richwood; a nephew, Dawson
Nathaniel Griffith; two brothers-in-law, Chris Smith of East Liberty and
Joel Railsback of Raymond; numerous nieces and nephews and other
relatives; and special friend, Tyson Bodey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at the
York Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Pall bearers will be special friends, Johnnie Kise, Chris Smith, Daren
Pentz, Terry Giles, Jay Giles, John Fox and Todd Day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zoe Griffith education fund in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY ALICE HINES
Mary Alice Hines, 80, of West Mansfield, formerly of Byhalia, died
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville
following a short illness.
A loving homemaker and mother, she was a devoted member of the West
Mansfield Friends Church. She dearly loved her children and
grandchildren and especially enjoyed spending time with them.
She was born March 27, 1921, in the Byhalia area, the eighth of nine
children to the late Wallace Garner "W.G." and Odessa Cooley Eastman and
was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Sherman; three brothers, Harold,
Ralph and Wallace Eastman; and a sister, Effie Morehead. She married
Lloyd H. Hines July 18, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., and he died Jan. 29,
1989.
She is survived by five sons, Charles (Marianna) Hines of Marysville,
Lowell (Carol) Ann) Hines of Quincy, Paul (Lois) Hines of Marion,
Jeffrey (Connie) Hines of Bowling Green and Victor (Melody) Hines of
York Center; five daughters, Carolyn Sue (Gary) Gillen of Mount Home,
Ida., Sarah Stewart and Rosalie (William) Miller of Columbus, Neoma
Hines of West Mansfield and Esther (Gary) Douglas of York Center; 28
grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; several
great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ben (Marian) Eastman and David
(Frankie) Eastman of West Mansfield; two sisters, Ellen (Bernard)
Wickersham of Broadway and Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
George Freer will officiate and burial will be beside her husband at the
Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Society or the West
Mansfield Friends Church in care of the funeral home.

 

RICHARD JOSEPH PLACAK
Richard Joseph Placak, 77, of Broadway, formerly of Cleveland, died
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after having been in failing health for many years.
He was retired from Cleveland Vibrators where he had worked for 43 1/2
years as a tool and die maker. He was a graduate of West Technical High
School in Cleveland. He was a very talented handy man and had a special
knack for building clocks. He enjoyed fishing and especially enjoyed
spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Barbara
Milota Placak.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Bill) Morris of Broadway and
Susan Placak; three grandchildren, Michael Morris, Roy Morris and Rhonda
(Scott) Maxie; six great-grandchildren, Joey Morris, Josh and Jessica
Adams and Willie, Shawn and Samantha Maxie; and a sister, Ruth (Vincent)
Triner of Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor William G. Preston will officiate and a private
burial will be held at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from
6 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Harvest Church, 10837
Watkins Road, Marysville, or in care of the funeral home.

DENNIS R. COLFLESH
Dennis R. Colflesh, 42, of Plain City died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at
Doctor's Hospital West due to complications from a serious illness.
He fought a long and courageous battle with his serious illness and will
be dearly missed by family members and many friends. He was a 1979
graduate of Jonathon Alder High School and enjoyed playing music with
several local bands, including the Runabouts and Country Drifters. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing and dearly enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren.
He was born June 20, 1959, in Fort Knox, Ky., and was predeceased by an
infant son, Jeremy R. Colflesh in 1981 and a brother, Eric Colflesh in
1991.
He is survived by his parents, William H. "Butch" and Billie Jean
Lovejoy Colflesh of Plain City; his wife, Jackie L. Russell Colflesh
whom he married in 1995; four children, Christopher Colflesh of
Colorado, Amanda Colflesh of Mount Gilead, Mark Schultz of Columbus and
Rebecca Klingler of Lancaster; two grandchildren, James Alan of Columbus
and Jessie Cox of Lancaster; and three brothers, Jeff Colflesh of
Columbus and David Colflesh and James Colflesh of Plain City.
A memorial service was held Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

WALTER "WALT" LINDHORST
Walter "Walt" Lindhorst, 57, of Richwood died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness.
He was a horse trainer and had worked as farm manager at the Terry
Holton Stables in Richwood. He had looked after and helped raise Tim and
Ty Holton. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.
He was born July 26, 1944, in Napoleon to the late Fred H. and Lorna
Bremer Lindhorst and is survived by a sister, Mary Lou Tonjes of
Louisiana and special friends, Michael and Tara Grose of Richwood.
According to his wishes, following cremation, a memorial service will be
held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. The
Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Matinee Club.

MAUDE CLARINDA LEWIS EVANS SCHEIDERER
Maude Clarinda Lewis Evans Scheiderer, 94, a longtime resident of
Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at the
Broadway, Unionville Center and Milford Center schools. She was much
loved by her students. She was a graduate of the College of Normal
School Education, now Ohio University and later received her bachelor of
arts degree in education from Ohio Northern University in Ada. She was a
member of Springdale Baptist Church in Marysville and had previously
held memberships at the West Mansfield Baptist Church and Memorial
Baptist Church in Columbus. She enjoyed singing with the Windsor
Singers, performing at numerous functions. She will be sadly missed by
her family and many friends.
She was born June 5, 1907, in Shawnee to the late David and Sarah
Anderson Lewis and was predeceased by an infant son, Ralph E. Evans; a
daughter, Eloise M. Carlson; a stepson, Carlton Scheiderer; a
son-in-law, Thomas Davie; a brother; four sisters; and her husbands,
Ralph Everett Evans and Julius George Scheiderer.
She is survived by her daughters, Maude Evelyn (Ervin) Coffman of
Columbus, Geraldine Ann (Charlie) Miller of Jerome, Ruth Elaine (Gary)
Lentz of Berry Creek, Calif., and Betty June Davie of West Mansfield; a
stepson, Clifton (Joy) Scheiderer of New California; 17 grandchildren;
26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine
step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and six
step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Della Mae Christman of
Somerset; a brother, the Rev. David (Evelyn) Lewis of Danville, Ill., a
son-in-law, Charles Carlson of Palisade, Minn.; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Gary Miller and Terry Maynard will officiate. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice or
the Arthritis Research Foundation in care of the funeral home.


RUBY E. ORAHOOD
Ruby E. Orahood, 74, of West Mansfield died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at
her home with her husband by her side after a courageous battle with
cancer.
She was retired from Dec-Rite Plastics after nearly 12 years of
employment and was a member of the Bellefontaine VFW. She enjoyed flea
markets, antiquing, tole painting and camping and especially enjoyed
traveling each year with her husband to Nelsonville for the annual Paul
Bunyon Show. Affectionately know as "Mammaw," her greatest joy was
spending time with her grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 17, 1927, in Urbana, one of a set of triplets, to the
late William G. and Stella McClanahan Stephenson and was predeceased by
three sisters, Mae Miliron, Mary Ellen Adams and her triplet sister,
Ruth Fuqua; and three brothers, Ivan and Kenneth Stephenson and her
triplet brother, Joe Stephenson who died at the age of 1.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 29 years, Jack Orahood whom she
married March 9, 1973, in Urbana; a stepson, David (Toy) Orahood of
Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Lisa (Will) Cisco of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Joshua (Cori) Orahood of Bellefontaine, Jason (Sara)
Orahood of Wapakoneta and Jessie Orahood of West Mansfield; a
great-granddaughter, Jada Orahood; a step-granddaughter, Becky Cisco; a
sister, Berdie Sizemore of Urbana; two brothers, William (Irene)
Stephenson of Lima and Paul E. (Geneva) Tole of Ocala, Fla.;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pat Stephenson of Bowling Green,
Frieda (Clarence) Amos of Nokomis, Fla., Goldie (Bud) Garwood of West
Mansfield, Minnie (Jack) Jones of Mount Victory, Frances (Alice) Orahood
of DeGraff, Lela (Sam) Hone of Bellefontaine and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of
DeGraff; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Wesdnesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Willis Moe will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, 205 Palmer Ave.,
Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or the Logan County Cancer Society, 122 N.
Main St., Bellefontaine.

LORRAINE J. STEINBERG
Lorraine J. Steinberg, 67, of Columbus died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at
the Monterey Care Center in Grove City.
She was retired as an account manager for COVA in Columbus after 15
years of service. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and helping other
people, especially those at the mental health facility.
She was born May 6, 1934, in Kentucky to the late Payne and Soula
Seagraves Jackson.
She is survived by a son, Bob Baird of Columbus; and three sisters,
Phyllis (Ronald) Duncan and Roberta (Gaylon) Winning of Plain City and
Georgene (Wayne) Kessler of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

RUTH L. BOYER MCMANNUS
Ruth L. Boyer McMannus, 99, of Marysville, formerly of Worthington, died
Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Columbus Colony Elderly Care in Westerville.
A homemaker, she was a former associate of Worthington Foods and Isaly's
Dairy. She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed floral gardening and
the beauty of flowers.
She was born Feb. 2, 1902, in Ashville to the late Charles and Famah
Stout Boyer and was predeceased by her husband, Jesse McMannus in 1987;
a son, Lloyd in 1972; a daughter, Mary Stone in 1995; and two brothers,
Harry and Ellsworth Boyer.
She is survived by two daughters, Lillian Russell of Vallejo, Calif.,
and Martha Long of Brighton, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Thelma Myers of Piqua.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be
held at a later date at Reber Hill Cemetery in Ashville. Friends may
call from 1 to 3 p.m. and one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside. Envelopes
will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MICHELLE D. "SHELLI" LOWE
Michelle D. "Shelli" Lowe, 31, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood, died
unexpectedly at her home Monday, Jan. 7, 2002.
A devoted wife and mother, she was a homemaker and a Mary Kay
consultant. She graduated from North Union High School in 1987 and
attended Ohio Northern University, Ohio Wesleyan University and The Ohio
State University. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist
Church in Marion and attended Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church.
She was a loving outgoing woman with a passion for music and laughter.
She was very creative and found joy if crafts, poetry, writing and
celestial collectibles. She had a terrific sense of humor and enjoyed
composing a quote book filled with the funniest lines from her favorite
movies. Her voice was a special gift and she sang in several weddings
and talent shows and around the house with her own karaoke machine. She
and her family were fortunate to enjoy a memorable vacation to Disney
World and MGM Studios this past Christmas.
She was born Aug. 26, 1970, in Troy, the only child of Dr. Everett "Ev"
and Diane Ford Leadingham and was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Ruth
I. Lowe Aug. 16, 2000.
She is survived by her parents of Kansas City, Mo.; her husband of
nearly 13 years, Rodney "Rocky" Lowe to whom she was married Feb. 17,
1989, at the Epworth Methodist Church by Bishop C. Joseph Sprague; two
sons, Brandon, 12, a sixth grader at North Union Middle School, and
Logan, 9, a fourth grader at Trinity Lutheran School; her father-in-law,
Donald G. Lowe of Marysville; a close friend, Anna Black of Mount
Vernon; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Chapel. The
Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon and Logan Lowe
education fund in care of the funeral home.

EVANGELYN E. "NICKIE" NICOL VOLLRATH
Evangelyn E. "Nickie" Nicol Vollrath, 85, of Wood Glen Nursing Center,
formerly of Washington Township and Kettering, died Monday, Jan. 7,
2002, after a lengthy illness.
She was a graduate of White Cross Hospital School of Nursing as an R.N.
in 1938 and was a life member of Riverside White Cross Hospital Nursing
Alumni Association, a Campfire Girls leader for 10 years and a charter
member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she was the first
organist.
She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Marysville to the late John and Magdalena
Kandel Nicol.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Werner W. Vollrath; a son,
Kenneth J. (Kathleen A.) Vollrath of Centerville; a daughter, Melinda S.
Wilson of Swanton; three grandsons, Peter and Jill Wilson of Luckey,
Anthony Wilson of Seattle, Wash., and Kevin Vollrath of Covington, Ky.;
two great-grandchildren, Avery and Madeline Wilson of Luckey; and
numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 901 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. The Rev. Thomas D.
Prochaska will officiate and burial will be at Miami Valley Memory
Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Routsong
Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, and at the church one hour
prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio
45449; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; Campfire Girls, 211 S. Main St.,
Suite 200, Dayton, Ohio 45402; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at the funeral home website, guestbook at
www.routsong.com.

RENEE SOUSA JIMENEZ
Renee Sousa Jimenez, 68, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at her home, surrounded by her family after a
courageous battle with a long illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
where she was a former catechism teacher. She was a former nurse aide in
the maternity wing at Memorial Hospital of Union County and a former
Girl Scout troop leader. She was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, a
loving grandmother, a supportive neighbor and a caring friend. She was
the "pillar" of her family and was known for her optimism and sense of
humor.
She was born April 14, 1933, in Flemington, N.J., to Victor Manuel and
Clara A. Sousa and was predeceased by her father; her husband, Joseph
"Jose" Jimenez in 2000; and a brother, John Phillip Sousa.
She is survived by her mother of Odessa, Texas; four daughters, Julie M.
Whipple and Anne Neininger of Marysville, Claire (Thomas) Turnbull of
Delaware and Mary (Michael) Kirschenbaum of Mount Carmel, Tenn.; two
sons, Joseph (Julie) Jimenez of Dublin and Victor (Elaine) Jimenez of
Newark; 10 grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary and Alicia Whipple, Alexander
and Elizabeth Turnbull, Justin Kirschenbaum, Christopher Neininger,
Andrea and Kristina Jimenez and Ethan Jimenez; a sister, Rebecca (Dale)
Sorrells of Odessa, Texas; a brother, Victor (Elizabeth, M.D.) Sousa,
M.D., of Pleasantville, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Julio (Linda) Tejada of
Daily City, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Guadalupe (Mauricio) Hasbun of El
Salvador; two uncles, John (Laura) Glockner of Ottsville, Pa., and
Antonio Glockner of Portland, Ore; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be beside her husband at the church cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
of Union County; Loving Care Hospice; or the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BETTY D. HATFIELD
Betty D. Hatfield, 70, of Fostoria died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at St.
Catherine's Care Center in Fostoria.
She was a homemaker and babysitter, caring for children in her home for
31 years and retiring in 1997. A 1949 graduate of Fostoria High School,
she was employed as a cashier with the American Loan Finance Company in
Fostoria for many years. She was a member of the Fostoria First Church
of the Nazarene, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the church choir,
chairwoman of the stewardship committee and board secretary for many
years and a church board member for more than 30 years. She received the
Distinguished Service Award from the General Church of the Nazarene. She
had been a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Child Conservation
League.
She was born May 14, 1931, in Fostoria to the late Bevon G. and Delilah
E. McGough Painter and was predeceased by a brother, Bevon A. Painter; a
sister, Judith Allison; and a stepbrother, Paul McKee.
She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Hatfield of Fostoria; three
sons, Dr. Jeffrey Hatfield of Marysville and Timothy and Gregory
Hatfield of Fostoria; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
three step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas C. Painter of
Fostoria; a sister, Sally Jo (Ronald E.) Harden of Fostoria; and a
stepsister, Mary (Paul) Brown of Carey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fostoria
First Church of the Nazarene. The Revs. Russell Gumm and Robert Chew
will officiate and burial will be at Knollcrest Cemetery near Arcadia.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the
Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, 301 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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DONNA RUTH KEENER HOLT
Donna Ruth Keener Holt, 75, of Richwood died Monday, March 4, 2002, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and a 1945 graduate of Marion Harding High School.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Marion and VFW Post 870
Auxiliary in Richwood.
She was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Marion to the late Simon Peter and Mary
Siders Keener and was predeceased by two brothers, George W. and Francis
E. Keener; and four sisters, Grace M. Hearn, Mary E. Hatcher, Ethel Kuhn
and Edith M. Osborne. She married Orville N. Holt March 9, 1946, at
Emanuel Lutheran Church and he died Jan. 23, 1983.
She is survived by three children, Cinda Callahan of Richwood, Diana
(Spencer) Jordan of Richwood and Dave Holt of Martinez, Calif.; five
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, June Keener of
Marion; and Linda (Ted) Baldwin of Mount Gilead and their three children
and 10 grandchildren. Donna helped raise Linda when she was younger and
considered her part of the family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Emanuel Lutheran
Church in Marion. The Rev. William Maki will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today
at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, or the Parkinson's Society of Central Ohio, P.O. Box
18313, Columbus, Ohio 43218-0313.

HAROLD E. JOHNSON
Harold E. Johnson, 86, a longtime resident of the Raymond area, died
Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of
Union County after an extended illness.
He was a carpenter with the Defense Construction Supply Center in Marion
and Columbus for more than 30 years before retiring in 1980. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from June 15, 1942, to Aug.
30, 1945, and was a charter member of Wood-Longbrake VFW Post 9909 in
Raymond. He was a former Raymond volunteer fireman and attended
Millcreek Church of Christ where he was baptized as a young boy. He
enjoyed wood working and fishing and especially enjoyed traveling for
more than 39 years to Luddington, Mich., with his fishing buddies, Shade
Watkins, Melvin Courter, Jack Dolph and Gene Harbold. He took great
pride in his family.
He was born Jan. 13, 1916, in West Mansfield, the second of four
children to the late Ora and Ida Yoho Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Betty McColloch
Johnson; three sons, Dick (Patty) Johnson and Bruce (Karen) Johnson of
Raymond and Ron (Sandy) Johnson of West Mansfield; a daughter, Deb
(Dave) Nicol of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Rick Johnson, Randy
(Ellen) Johnson, Terri (Travis) Lance, Jody (Jason) Geer, Janel Nicol,
Kimberly (Robb) Icely and Brian Johnson; three step-grandchildren, Robin
(Jerry) Regula, Rob Dodds and Ronnie Dodds; five great-grandchildren,
Darryl and Danyelle Johnson, Alexis and Nickolas Lance and Tyler Icely;
six step-great-grandchildren, Ginny and Lauren Kleiber, Dustin Little,
Reggie and LeAnn Regula and Kyle Van Buskir; a brother, Francis (Helen)
Johnson of West Mansfield; two sisters, Edna Parmer of the Sarah Moore
Nursing Home in Delaware and Sarah Brehm of West Liberty; three
sisters-in-law, Blanche Watkins of Marysville, Ruby (Charles) Montgomery
of East Liberty and Gladis (Richard) Russell of Bellefontaine; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at the Raymond
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wood-Longbrake VFW Post 9909, the
Raymond EMS or Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

ARYKA ELIZABETH MILLER
Aryka Elizabeth Miller, infant daughter of Roberta "Robbi" and Erik
Miller died March 3, 2002, at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal
grandparents, Gerry and Phyllis Brown of Milford Center; maternal
great-grandmother, Imogene Sparks of Plain City; paternal grandparents,
David and Jill Miller of Galion; paternal great-grandparents, Darlene
and Richard Bowman and Nancy Miller.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery
in Galion with pastor Bruce Copley officiating. Friends may call from
noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Chapel of Werner Funeral Services in
Mansfield.


PAYTON ALEXANDER WRIGHT
Payton Alexander Wright, 2 1/2 months, died unexpectedly Sunday, March
3, 2002, at his home.
He will be missed but will always be a part of the lives of those who
knew him.
He was born Dec. 12, 2001, in Marysville to April Spillman and Larry
Wright of Delaware and is survived by his parents; two brothers, Zachary
Wright and Tristan Spillman; a sister, Crystal Wright; maternal
grandparents, Joe and Pamela Spillman of Mechanicsburg; paternal
grandmother, Debra Wright of Columbus; maternal great-grandparents,
George and Janet Cook of North Lewisburg; and aunts, uncles and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Raymond
Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Baldwin officiating. Friends may call from
noon to 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St.,
Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

TERRY W. BELTZ
Terry W. Beltz, 52, of Altoona, Fla., formerly of the North Lewisburg
and Marysville areas, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Doctors Hospital
West.
He was a former associate of the Nestle Company where he worked as a
machinist and was named on a patent. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a
graduate of Triad High school and a member of the Paisley United
Methodist Church in Paisley, Fla. He was affiliated with the Triad Jr.
Baseball Association for many years and enjoyed car shows, Corvettes and
'49 Fords.
He was born April 21, 1949, in Franklin County and was predeceased by
his father, Harold Beltz, and a son, Paul Andrew Beltz.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Williams Beltz of North Lewisburg; a
son, Daniel (Angela) Beltz; two grandchildren, Dylan Beltz and Kayla
Beltz of Lakeview; a sister, Susan (Pearl) Blumenschein of Marysivlle; a
niece, Nicole (Michael) McCleary of Summerville, S.C.; two nephews, Tony
(Ameena) Blumenschein and Tim (Laura) Blumenschein of Marysville;
several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a devoted caretaker and
special friend for many years, Marie Hughes of Altoona, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John Taranto will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County Military
Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Upper Valley Medical Center
Rehabilitation Program, Troy, Ohio, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA M. THOMPSON
Barbara M. Thompson, 79, of Laurel Hill, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Crestview, Fla.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach and
loved her church and her church friends. She enjoyed flowers and
gardening. She had lived in Florida since 1993.
She was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Wisbech, Cambs, England, and was
predeceased by her husband, Jim P. Thompson in 1991.
She is survived by her children, Jeff A. Thompson of Salmon, Idaho,
Carol (Ralph) Bell of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Susan (Steve) Emerine of
Maumee; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Les
Williamson of Brighton, England; and a sister, Connie Carter of Kings
Lynn, England.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Rev. Jim Ruck will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church mission
fund, 529 Clifford St., Fort Walton Beach, Fla., or in care of the
Ingram Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.

OTIS E. "OTIE" TITUS
Otis E. "Otie" Titus, 74, of Mount Victory died Sunday, March 3, 2002,
at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
He retired in 1982 from Rockwell in Marysville. He was a U.S. Army Air
Force veteran of World War II and a life member of VFW Post 3333 of
Kenton.
He was born July 1, 1927, in Rushsylvania to the late Hobart and Mabel
Chamberlain Titus and was predeceased by a son, James; a sister, Darla
Flowers; and two brothers, Willard "Slim" and Leonard Titus.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lamb whom he married Nov. 14, 1953,
in Kenton; three daughters, Darla Power of Sarasota, Fla., Patti (Jerry)
Reed of Bellefontaine and Evelyn Titus of Ridgeway; two sons, Bob Titus
of Mount Victory and Terry Titus; eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Dresia (Art) Harley of Kenton; and a
brother, Ora (Eunice) Titus of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Kenton. The Rev. Mike Gillett will officiate and burial will be
at Wolfcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society.




WAYNE E. STILES
Wayne E. Stiles, 77, of Marysville died suddenly Sunday, March 3, 2002,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired dairy farmer and owner and operator of Buckeye Sires
for 27 years. Before relocating to Marysville in 1952 he worked for the
Limbach Company and was a member of Sheet Metal Local 98. He had always
had a dream of owning a farm and raising dairy cattle and he realized
that dream after moving to Marysville. He was a life member of the Dairy
Shrine Club and after suffering a heart attack in 1989, he became an
avid genealogist. He tracked the Stiles family back to its arrival in
the united States from England in 1752 on the Christensen. He also
tracked generations of the Strickland, Fausnaugh and Carrington
families. He was known for his love of his family and his farm and
traveling on the senior group trip to Delaware.
He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific
theater during World War II and was involved in the occupation of Japan.
His service medals and ribbons included the American Campaign, Asiatic
Pacific Campaign, Occupation Service, Sharp Shooter Medal, Guadalcanal,
Guam and the occupation of Japan.
He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Columbus to the late Joseph Henry and Inez
Fausnaugh Stiles and was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Beth Stiles in
1991.
He is survived by his wife, M. Delores Carrington Stiles whom he married
Dec. 14, 1946, at the Maynard Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus. They
had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in December. He is also
survived by three daughters, Karen (Leo) Baker of Marysville and Barbara
(Bob) Russell and Gail Stiles of Richwood; grandchildren, Brian
(Cynthia) Baker, Dustin Baker, Jeremy (Julia Metzger) Baker, Amy
(Darren) Smith, Jennifer Russell and her fiance Greg Huff and Brooke
Russell; great-grandchildren, Megan Baker, Brody Baker, Zachary Metzger,
Jordon Baker, Laura Mackenzie Baker and Dominic Smith; two brothers,
Blake (Orvella) Stiles of Columbus and Merrill (Barbara) Stile of Clay,
N.Y.; a sister, Elaine Durham of Columbus; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will Leo Baker, Bob Russell, Jeremy Baker, Darren Smith,
Brian Baker, Dustin Baker and Greg Huff.


LENORA E. MCCARTY
Lenora E. McCarty, 76, of Milford Center died Friday, March 1, 2002, at
her residence after a valiant two-year fight against ALS. During her
illness, her will to live was sustained by the desire to see the birth
of her first great-granddaughter to be born in 2001.
She was a former employee of the Lazarus Department Store in Columbus, a
member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church. She volunteered at
Memorial Hospital of Union County over a period of 18 years, serving
6,706 hours. For 18 years, she and her husband spent winters in Florida
enjoyed close friends and playing shuffleboard. In her spare time, she
enjoyed reading, bird watching and working in her flower garden. Even
though her health was fragile, she enjoyed the past Thanksgiving and
Christmas with her husband, children and grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 20, 1925, to the late Corwin and Alice Gibson and
lived all but nine years of her life in the house where she was born and
died. Her first great-granddaughter, Libby Russell, preceded her in
death as did two brothers, Arthur and Millard Gibson.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice McCarty whom she married Aug.
29, 1941, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Karen (Herb) Ormeroid of Milford
Center; a son, Bob (Jane) McCarty of Milford Center; three
grandchildren, Laura (Jeff) Russell, Matthew (Sandra) McCarty and Joshua
(Kelly) Ormeroid.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial will be at
the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

 

MICHAEL EUGENE MILLS
Michael Eugene Mills, 44, of Marysville died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
Despite his struggle with cerebral palsy since birth, he lived an
encouraging life and for the past 13 months fought a valiant battle with
brain cancer. He attended Resurrection Mt. Foursquare Gospel Church and
enjoyed Ohio State sports, politics, presidential trivia and word search
puzzles.
He was born March 22, 1957, in Columbus and was predeceased by his
father, Edward Eugene Mills on May 7, 2001.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mills of Marysville; a sister,
Debbie (Harold) Neate of Marysville; a niece, Hannah; a nephew, Joshua;
many uncles and aunts, including Betty Newell of Plain City; many
special friends, including Deral Carson, Joyce Kreis, Julie Cardone and
Marilyn Wilking; and many loving caretakers at Heartland.
Funeral services, which were previously set for 10:30 a.m., will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Hensley
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.



JAY N. GREER
Jay N. Greer, 97, of Marysville died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville following a short illness.
He was a hard-working lifelong farmer in Leesburg Township, had formerly
worked for Marion Power Shovel and as a young man, operated Greer and
Son Meat Market with his father in LaRue. He was a member of the
Pharisburg United Methodist Church, a past member of the Leesburg Grange
and the Union County Farm Bureau and a former Leesburg-Magnetic Springs
School Board member. When he was young, he sang with the Green Mountain
Boys and enjoyed playing baseball and boxing. He later enjoyed horse
racing and especially enjoyed camping throughout the United States with
his wife. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his
family.
He was born July 3, 1904, in Ridgeway, the middle child of the late Don
T. and Rebecca Wisecup Greer and was predeceased by a son, Jay Greer Jr.
in 1998; a daughter, Ruth Lowe in 2000; a granddaughter-in-law, Shelli
Lowe in January 2002; a brother, Hugh Greer; and a sister, Vesta Lee. He
married his first wife, Norma Mather, in 1921 and she died from
complications of childbirth in 1923. He married his second wife, Mildred
O. Teets, Oct. 27, 1928, in Covington, Ky., and she died Jan. 5, 1981.
He is survived by a son, Keith (Sherry) Greer of Marysville; two
daughters, Hazel (Willis) Wyeth of Marysville and Rita (Darrell) Krasny
of Delaware; eight grandchildren, Trixy (Greg) Queen, Trudy Westfall,
Rocky Lowe, Tammy (Roger Kougher) Greer, Mike (Brandee Seaunier) Greer,
Kimberly (David) Draghi, Darren (Rainy Wallace) Krasny and Tracey (Mark)
Fuqua; several great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Lauglin
Greer of Bay Town, Texas; a son-in-law, Donald Lowe of Marysville; and
many niece and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Debbie Nance will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday.
Pall bearers will be Darren Krasny, Rocky Lowe, Mike Greer, Tim Greer,
Ralph Lee and Clarence Greer. Ray Forbes will be an honorary pall
bearer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Windsor Senior Citizens, 376
Rosehill Drive, Marysville.

MICHAEL EUGENE MILLS
Michael Eugene Mills, 44, of Marysville died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
Despite his struggle with cerebral palsy since birth, he lived an
encouraging life and for the past 13 months fought a valiant battle with
brain cancer. He attended Resurrection Mt. Foursquare Gospel Church and
enjoyed Ohio State sports, politics, presidential trivia and word search
puzzles.
He was born March 22, 1957, in Columbus and was predeceased by his
father, Edward Eugene Mills on May 7, 2001.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mills of Marysville; a sister,
Debbie (Harold) Neate of Marysville; a niece, Hannah; a nephew, Joshua;
many uncles and aunts, including Betty Newell of Plain City; many
special friends, including Deral Carson, Joyce Kreis, Julie Cardone and
Marilyn Wilking; and many loving caretakers at Heartland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Hensley will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES MEREDITH "JIMMY" YEAGER
James Meredith "Jimmy" Yeager, 85, a longtime resident of Marysville,
died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at Spring Meadow Care Center in Woodstock
after a short illness.
He was employed for 26 years with U-Co Industries and was a faithful and
dedicated worker. He was a member of Faith Baptist Temple and had
recently enjoyed attending worship services at the care center. He was
full of life and possessed an energetic, jovial disposition, enjoying
everything he did and positively touching everyone he came in contact
with, especially the staff and residents at Spring Meadow. He loved
children and animals and especially enjoyed ice cream and Pepsi, riding
his bicycle, attending Columbus Clippers baseball games, taking walks
and flirting with the staff.
He was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Union County to the late Perry L. and
Nancy Viola Butler Yeager and was predeceased by four brothers, Walter,
Perry, Henry and Howard; and two sisters, Silva Fogle and Selma Hilbert.

He is survived by a niece, Ruth (Jim) Hilborn of Frankfort, Ky.; and
special friends, Judy Gall, Katrina Combs, Mindy Bailey, Walt Arick,
Jamay Latham and Steve and Kathryn Henshaw.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be
alongside his parents at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James M. Yeager Scholarship
Fund.


ANNA E. WALKE
Anna E. Walke, 78, of Marysville died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed studying genealogy, Indian history and
collecting arrowheads. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Springfield to the late Nathaniel and
Nellie Lyons Mitchell and was predeceased by her husband, Charles E.
Walke and a son, Jerry.
She is survived by two daughters Ruby Walke of Marysville and Luanne
(Mark) Czarnecki of Wisconsin; two sons, Charles Walke of Magnetic
Springs, David Walke of West Mansfield and Robert (Linda) Walke of
Raymond; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a
daughter-in-law, Lois Walke of Marysville.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Milford
Center Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Matthews will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
Ingram Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.



OTTO G. "OTT" MICHAELS
Otto G. "Ott" Michaels, 95, a lifetime resident of the Marysville area,
died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville after a short
illness.
He was employed for 23 years as a supervisor with the former Wallace
Murray Manufacturing Company. He was a faithful member of Trinity
Lutheran Church and a member of Lutheran Brotherhood. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 79
and a proud supporter of the renovation of the Union County Veterans
Memorial Auditorium. He will be remembered as a thoughtful and generous
man.
He was born July 9, 1906, on Watkins Road outside of Marysville to the
late Charles and Catherine Doellinger Michaelis and was predeceased by
four sisters, Christine Nicol, Catherine Burke, Mary Elliott and
Elizabeth Hudson; and three brothers, John, Charles and William
Michaels. He married May Etta Neil June 29, 1935, at Linworth and she
died June 27, 1986.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews; numerous friends; and his
church family at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union County
Veterans Association. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or to a
charity of the donor's choice.


JANIS KIMLER
Janis Kimler, 73, of Delaware died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Wintersong
Village Nursing Facility.
She was a 1946 graduate of Ashley High School and was employed by the
Ashley Farmer Savings Bank from 1948 until her retirement in 1992. She
was a church organist for several area churches and for the Bennett
Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Ashley. She was a member of the Ashley
United Methodist Church and more recently attended Valleyview
Evangelical Friends Church. An eight-year resident of Delaware, she
lived most of her life in Ashley.
She was born July 24, 1928, in Ashley to the late Charles J. and Gladys
Litzenberger Chadwick and was predeceased by a brother, Merrell
Chadwick.
She is survived by her husband, Orlan "Derl" Kimler; a son, Charles
"Greg" (Rebeccca "Becky") Kimler of Magnetic Springs; a grandson, Ryan;
and a sister-in-law, Donna Chadwick of Ashley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at Ashley Union
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at www.BennettBrownRodman.com, on-line
memorial and registry page.


VIRGINIA G. COOLEY
Virginia G. Cooley, 78, of Byhalia died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 23,
2002, at her home.
She was a member of the York United Methodist Church and the Progessive
Buds Garden Club and a past officer of the Ohio Association of Garden
Clubs. She especially enjoyed her flower gardens and feeding birds in
the winter.
She was born July 27, 1923, in Peoria to the late Gertrude Hoagland
Smith and was predeceased by a grandson, Craig Cooley. She married
George W. Cooley April 14, 1941, and he died Sept. 13, 1986.
She is survived by two sons, Jerrold L. Cooley of Byhalia and Carroll L.
(Sue) Cooley of Clyde; two grandsons, Eric Cooley of Columbus and Shawn
Cooley of Byhalia; and two great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday 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 4 to 6
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Craig A. Cooley Memorial
Scholarship Fund, 401 N. Franklin St., Richwood. Cards will be available
at the funeral home.

JOHN ARTHUR SYFERD
John Arthur Syferd, 54, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, in the
emergency room of Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a welder for the past six years with Honda of America Mfg. and
had previously worked as a custodian at the Dublin Baptist Church. He
graduated from Leesburg High School in 1966 and The Ohio State
University in 1972. He was a member of the Dublin Baptist Church. He
enjoyed the outdoors, photography, country and western music and, along
with his son, NASCAR racing. His favorite driver was #6 Mark Martin and
his favorite musicians were the Sons of the San Joaquin, Garth Brooks
and George Jones. He took extreme pride in attending country concerts
with his daughter. He and his wife traveled often to Dubois, Wyo., and
his favorite place on earth was the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. He was a
loving husband and devoted father.
He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Leesburg to the late Russell and Geneva
Hyre Syferd and was predeceased by three brothers, Larry, Willard and
Richard Syferd and his father-in-law, Donald Noonan.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Connie Noonan Syferd whom
he married April 22, 1972, at the Grove City United Methodist Church; a
son, Greg (Kelly) Syferd of Columbus; a daughter Amity Syferd of the
home; his mother-in-law, Wilma Noonan of Marysville; a sister-in-law,
Mary Belle Syferd of Peru, Ind.; two brothers-in-law, Donald (Judy)
Noonan of Hilliard and Travis (Carolyn) Noonan of Lakeland, Fla.;
several nieces and nephews; and the family dog, Bo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Masashi Sugita will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of his daughter to Special
Olympics Northwest Superstars, 5323 Cemetery Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

LESTER SMITH
Lester Smith, 78, formerly of Claibourne, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after a long battle with cancer.
He was a welder at Marion Power Shovel and a member of United Steel
Workers Local 1949. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a
lifetime member of American Legion Post 40.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923, in Skeetrock, Va., to the late Kendrick and
Mary Moore Smith and was predeceased by three brothers.
He married Margaret Wilson March 4, 1954, in Grundy, Va., and she
survives at The Gables. He is also survived by a son, Gary (Correl)
Smith of Centerburg; three daughters, Debra (Michael) Virden of
Richwood, Leslie Dianna Mack of Marion and Ronda (Wade) Hisle of
Claibourne; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Fay Ratliff of Clintwood, Va., and Lois (A.L.) Mullens of Marion; and
numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Harold Mullins will officiate and
burial will be at the Maskill Cemetery where military services will be
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or American
legion Post 40. Cards will be available at the funeral home.


FLORENCE A. WOLFF RAUSCH
Florence A. Wolff Rausch, 94, of Milford Center died Sunday, Feb. 24,
2002, at Spring Meadows Nursing Home in Woodstock.
She was a homemaker and a farmer's wife and a loving wife, mother and
grandmother. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in her
childhood and after marriage was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in
Marysville and the Ladies Aid. She graduated from Irwin High School in
1926 and had played on the girl's high school basketball team. She was a
longtime member of the Union County Board of Elections and was briefly
employed at the former Gefeke Hardware in Milford Center. Her interest
in Memorial Hospital began when her father, John G. Wolff, had served as
one of the original hospital trustees when it opened in 1952 and she
volunteered at the hospital from 1973 until 1999, accumulating 9,351
hours of service.
She was born July 16, 1907, in Milford Center to the late John G. and
Lena Rausch Wolff and was predeceased by a daughter, Delores Black; a
grandson, Kevin E.; and two brothers and their wives, Edward and Emma
Wolff and Walter C. and Helen Wolff. She married Herman D. Rausch June
19, 1927, in Marysville and he died June 14, 1983.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth (Glenna) Rausch of Milford Center;
grandchildren; Donald (Pat) Black of Richwood, Drudy (Mike) Yoakam and
Debby (Bill) Galloway of Marysville, Randy (Jayne) Rausch and Mona
(John) Mapes of Milford Center and Brian (Cheri) Rausch of Marysville;
13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be her grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Filling Memorial Home of Mercy
in Napoleon in memory of her grandson, Kevin, or to Trinity Lutheran
Church in care of the funeral home.

BEN M. COLEMAN
Ben N. Coleman, 81, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a member of the First Congregational
Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a
member of Millcreek Memorial VFW Post 3320 and the Union County Farm
Bureau. He was a 1938 graduate of Marysville High School and had
attended Ohio State University. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling,
playing euchre and gardening.
He was born Aug. 25, 1920 in Paris Township to the late Leo L. and Lucy
Rutan Coleman and lived his life in the house in which he was born.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Trautwein whom he married Aug.
28, 1955, at the Marseilles United Methodist Church; two sisters, JoAnn
(Charles) Hodges and Betty Hill of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Ruby
Trautwein of Upper Sandusky; and special friends, Howard and Dorothy
Stanton of Columbus, Elbert and Mary Horsley of Raymond and Richard and
Rachel Miller of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Bobbi Campbell and Richard Flynn will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of
Christ or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.


MARY L. ALLEN
Mary L. Allen, 94, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
She was a teacher at Richwood Elementary School and a member of the
Richwood First United Methodist Church, Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern
Star, the Fortnightly Literary Club and the Ohio Retired Teachers
Association.
She was born Dec. 9, 1907, in Canal Winchester to the late Jacob and
Ottie Hitt Lehman and was predeceased by a brother, Bob Lehman. She
married Perry David Allen June 4, 1936, in Richwood and he died June 15,
1996.
She is survived by a son, David (Ann) Allen of Marysville; a daughter,
Nancy (Sam) Littlepage of Findlay; three grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; and a brother, Dick Lehman of LaRue.
Funeral services were held today at the Richwood First United Methodist
Church and burial was at the Price Cemetery. The Ballinger Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, 18 S.
Fulton St., Richwood.


BERNECE V. ADRIAN
Bernece V. Adrian, 80, of Conover died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at Miami
Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was a graduate of Brown Local High School and a member of the
undenominational Christian faith. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 26, 1921, in Miami County to the late Claude and Lena
Baker Heaton and was predeceased by a son, Larry in 1960; a brother,
Albert Heaton; and two half-brothers, Joe and Jim Argabright. She
married Marvin Adrian in 1941 and he died in 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Bob) Ewell of Dayton; a son, Dan
(Judi) Adrian of Marysville; four grandchildren, Lara (Kevin) Cordell,
Karla (Sam) Johnson, Tracy Adrian and Kurtis (Julie) Ewell; and five
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Suber Funeral
Home in Fletcher. John Willbur, Scott Richards and Dennis Falb will
officiate and burial will be at the Fletcher Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brown Township Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 34, Fletcher, Ohio 45326.

MORETA F. DIXON
Moreta F. Dixon, 100, a longtime resident of Middleburg, died Thursday,
Feb. 21, 2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after having been
in failing health for the last month.
She and her husband owned and operated the Middleburg Grocery Store for
nearly 20 years. A devout Christian, she was a faithful and beloved
member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church. She was formerly
active with Harriett Chapter 252 Order of the Eastern Star, receiving a
50-year pin on her 90th birthday, Logan Rebekah Lodge in Middleburg, the
A and P Club and the Walnut Grove Ladies Aid. She hosted a Bible study
group in her home for many years and especially enjoyed visitors from
her church. She was a graduate of West Mansfield High School and
attended Kent University for a short time before her marriage. She had a
keen memory and a sharp mind and was able to recite poetry even in
recent days. She was a source of great pride for her family and was
dearly loved.
She was born June 18, 1901, in the rural West Mansfield area to the late
George and Mary Alice Fox Bell and was predeceased by three sons,
Richard, John and Ross; an infant son, David; a daughter-in-law, Donna
Dixon; a half-sister, Lily Arborgast; and a half-brother, Quince Bell.
She married Emmet Dixon Dec. 29, 1920, and they lived on the farm where
Moreta was born until 1954. They moved to Middleburg due to his health
in 1954 and he died Aug. 3, 1965.
She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Jean Dixon of East Liberty and
Alice Dixon of West Mansfield; seven grandchildren, Carol Moon, Becky
Dixon, Dawna (Greg) Reames, Dayna (Jeff) Kite, DiAnna (Randy) Zeigler,
Denver Dixon and Darren Dixon; seven great-grandchildren, Jodi (Ernie)
England, Amanda (Michael) Jackson, Cassandra Moon, Amy Reames, Blaze and
Stormi Kiser and Dylan Dixon; two great-great-grandchildren, Rayven
Houchin and Tori England; and numerous church friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Middleburg United
Methodist Church. The Revs. David Cottrill and Thad McGehee will
officiate and burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral
Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

DONNA MARIE THOMPSON MONTGOMERY
Donna Marie Thompson Montgomery, 60, formerly of Fairborn, died
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, in port Charlotte, Fla.
She was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Peoria to the late Harry and Edna Lash
Thompson and was predeceased by two brothers, two sisters and a
grandchild.
She is survived by two sons, Andrew Rollins and Richard Rollins of New
Carlisle; two daughters, Crystal Chapman of Texas and Victoria (Tom)
Arel of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; seven sisters, Osie Rice of
Georgia, JoAnn (Bob) Armentrout of Marysville, Sara (Bob) Hagler of
Arizona, Cynthia Henderson of Fairborn, Becky (Richard) Stermer of
Arizona, Carole Seichert of California and Sally (Clyde) Montgomery of
Kentucky; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.

GEORGE DIAL GOOD
George Dial Good, 87, of Prospect died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
He was a maintenance technician at Whirlpool, retiring in 1976, and was
a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church and Prospect Senior
Citizens.
He was born March 29, 1914, in Marion to the late Aroy Curtis and Mabel
H. Rollins Good and was predeceased by two brothers; a sister; a
half-brother; two half-sisters; a son, a grandson; and a great-grandson.
He married Nellie Irene Lane Dec. 25, 1936, in Lima and she died Feb.
20, 2002.
He is survived by a daughter, Geraldine (Carl) Hecker of Prospect; two
sons, Robert A. Good of Inverness, Fla., and Richard E. Good of Marion;
15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services, along with services for his wife, will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday at the Prospect United Methodist Church. The Rev. David L.
Hoffman will officiate and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith Building and
Relocation Fund, in care of the Prospect United Methodist Church, 203 N.
Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342. Cards will be available at the funeral
home.

VIRGINIA FARMER
Virginia Farmer, 82, formerly of Atlanta, Ohio, died Thursday, Feb. 21,
2002, at Heartland of Marysville where she had been a patient for three
days.
She lived most of her life in the Atlanta area before moving to Carriage
Court in Marysville four and one half years ago. She was a member of the
Atlanta United Methodist Church.
She was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Kinderhook in Pickaway County to the late
Harry and Elizabeth Redman Phillips and was predeceased by two sisters,
Willa Jean Fausnaugh and Melva Story; and on Aug. 20, 1994, by her
husband, Thomas Jefferson Farmer.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Teters of Marysville; a grandson,
Doug Teters of Marysville; a brother, Bob Phillips of Circleville; a
sister, Lavina Radcliff of Circleville; and a brother-in-law and
sister-in-law, Virgil and Ruth Farmer of Sebring, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kirkpatrick
Funeral Home, 28 S. Main St., New Holland and burial will be at the New
Holland Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist
Church, in care of Mrs. Jerry Newton, 13435 Judas Road, New Holland,
Ohio 43145, or the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont
Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

 

JUDGE EDGAR LEE MILLER
Judge Edgar Lee Miller, 78, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Feb. 20,
2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He practiced law and served as Logan County Probate and Juvenile Judge
for 12 years and 18 years as a member of the Third District Court of
Appeals. He was a graduate of Rushsylvania High School and was an Army
veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the First
United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Masonic Temple in
Bellefontaine, Symposiarchs and Community Growth.
He was born March 19, 1923, in Rushsylvania to the late Eugene and Laura
Titus Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Jeanne Dally Miller whom he married
Aug. 7, 1949, in Bellefontaine and a daughter, Janice Lee Miller of
Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church of Bellefontaine. The Rev. William Zeller will
officiate and burial will be at the Bellefontaine Cemetery where
military services will be conducted by the Logan County Veterans Honor
Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine where a Masonic
service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Masonic Temple.


NELLIE IRENE GOOD
Nellie Irene Good, 84, of Prospect died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
She was a nurse's aid and MGH and Community Medical Center and a member
of the Prospect United Methodist Church and Prospect Senior Citizens.
She was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Prospect to the late Harvey C. and Rosa
Bertha Robinson Lane and was predeceased by a son, a grandson and a
great-grandson.
She is survived by her husband, George D. Good whom she married Dec. 25,
1936, in Lima; a daughter, Geraldine (Carl) Hecker of Prospect; two
sons, Robert A. Good of Inverness, Fla., and Richard E. Good of Marion;
15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, John E. (Ruth) Lane
of Marion; and a sister, Thelma M. Russell of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith Building and
Relocation Fund, in care of the Prospect United Methodist Church, 203 N.
Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342. Cards will be available at the funeral
home.

HAROLD EUGENE HERRIOTT SR.
Harold Eugene Herriott Sr., 56, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of
Valois and Watkins Glen, N.Y., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
He worked many years as a carpenter and auto mechanic and was an avid
NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3506
in Marysville.
He was born April 9, 1945, in Marysville and is survived by his loving
wife, Linda D. Herriott; a daughter, Kimberly (Craig) Hood of Randolph,
N.H; a son, Haywood Herriott of Berlin, N.H.; a granddaughter, Kayla
Hood; a brother, James (Charlotte) Herriott of Marysville; a
sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Charles Feeley of St.
Petersburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were handled by A Life Tribute of St. Petersburg.

LORETTA JOAN SMITH PARENTEAU
Loretta Joan Smith Parenteau, 70, of Dublin died peacefully, surrounded
by her loving family Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She graduated from business
school in Philadelphia and enjoyed a career in modeling and dancing and
later managed an OB-GYN practice in Massachusetts while raising her
children. She worked for Anthem, formerly Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a
teacher and trainer in Worthington from 1979 until her retirement. She
had a zest for life, enjoyed entertaining and accumulated many friends
and will be remembers for her easy smile, quick wit and passion for
dancing.
She was born Nov. 12, 1931, in Camden, N.J., to the late Joseph and
Laura Malan Smith and was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Jr. and
Francis and a sister, Joan Smith.
She is survived by eight children, Nanette (Kevin) Ellinger, Roger E.
Parenteau Jr., Eugene Parenteau, Elise (Jay) Connor and Thomas Parenteau
of Dublin, Cynthia (Dave Della Zoppa) Parenteau of San Rafael, Calif.,
Laurie (Dan) Whittington of Marysville and Celeste (William) Notardonato
of Merritt Island, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Michael and Timothy
Parenteau, Gene and Thomas Della Zoppa, Danielle Whittington, Andrew
Connor, Jeffrey, Amy and Matthew Parenteau and Bryce and Derek
Notardonato; two sisters, Marie (Joe) Carr of Pennsylvania and Elaine
(Derek) Reardon of New Jersey; a brother, John (Marilyn) Smith of
Cincinnati; and her guardian angel, Mary Applegate, M.D.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.
Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church, 7179 Avery Road, Dublin. Msgr. Joseph
Hendricks will officiate and burial will be at the Dublin Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Schoedinger Worthington
Chapel, 6699 N. High St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial
Hospital of Union County, Palliative Care, 800 London Ave., Marysville.
Sympathy may be expressed at parenteau9@schoedinger.com.

HOLLY SUE METZLER VACHERESSE STARKS
Holly Sue Metzler Vacheresse Starks, 35, of Raymond died Thursday, Feb.
14, 2002, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a devoted, loving mother. She was a 1985
graduate of Beechcroft High School.
She was born Oct. 25, 1966, in Cleveland and is survived by her parents,
Robert and Sandra McNamee; her husband Teddy D. Starks of Raymond; three
children, Sarah, Mitchell and Jacob Vacheresse; a stepson, Adam Lee
Starks; a sister, Heidi Metzler; a brother, Christopher (Angie) McNamee;
and her grandparents, William and Betsy Metzler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Lee Starks will officiate and burial will be at the York
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Worthington Youth Boosters
Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneral.com.

ORAL K. "HUTCH" HUTCHINS
Oral K. "Hutch" Hutchins, 73, of Wapakoneta, formerly of West Mansfield,
died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, in the emergency room at Mary
Rutan Hospital.
He was retired after 34 years of service with the International Car
Company of Kenton where he had been employed as a master carpenter. He
took pride in having been a lifelong sheep shearer. He was a member of
the Wapakoneta Eagles and was a longtime Little League coach. He enjoyed
hunting, playing pool and boxing. He was a true character, did not know
a stranger and especially enjoyed visiting with friends and family.
He was born April 12, 1928, in Somersville to the late Earl and Marie
Clements Hutchins and was predeceased by four brothers, Meade, Eddie,
Carl and Elmer Hutchins. He married Rachel Holycross in 1950 in East
Liberty and she died Sept. 17, 1970. He then married Mary Doseck in 1973
in Wapakoneta and she died Sept. 2, 1984.
He is survived by a special friend, Helen Shellenbarger of St. Johns;
three sons, Richard (Dolores) Pettit and Rick Hutchins of West Mansfield
and Jeff (Bonnie) Doseck of Wapakoneta; three daughters, Jo-Ann (Ellis)
Crabtree of Sneedville, Tenn., Grace (Robert) Slusher of Salyersville,
Ky., and Jan (Gary) Young of Waynesfield; several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mae
Phelps and her friend Chuck Sherman of Galion and Bessie Decker of
Kenton; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday 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 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wapakoneta Senior Citizens in
care of the funeral home.


FRIEDA B. GEER
Frieda B. Geer, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she worked for 31 years at Nestle before retiring
Jan. 1, 1973. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the
Trinity Lutheran Women and was a longtime volunteer at Memorial Hospital
of Union County, working at the reception desk and gift shop for more
than 1,000 hours. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and
crocheting and was an excellent cook and baker. She was a devoted wife
and especially enjoyed spending time with her stepchildren and family.
She was born Dec. 15, 1907, in Unionville Center to the late John and
Mary Rausch Mayer and was predeceased by two stepdaughters, Marilyn Wilt
and Marjorie McKitrick; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Lester
Rausch; a sister-in-law, Ruth Mayer; and a brother-in-law, Martin
Justice. She married Lawrence "Pop" Geer Sept. 4, 1954, at St. John's
Lutheran Church parsonage and he died Jan. 18, 1979.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Dorothy Cotton of Marysville; a
stepson, Darrel Wilt of Escondido, Calif.; 11 step-grandchildren; 23
step-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Florentine
Justice of Marysville; a brother, Walter Mayer of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 11 a.m.
Saturday. The Rev. Renee Ahern and a step-grandson, the Rev. Mark Wilt,
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
building fund or St. John's Lutheran Church Radio Broadcast Fund in care
of the funeral home.

MERLE L. WOOD
Merle L. Wood, 91, of Milford Center died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in
Zephyrhills, Fla.
He attended the First United Methodist Church in Marysville.
He was born Sept. 18, 1910, in Kansas and was predeceased by his
parents.
He is survived by his wife, Ora Wood; a sister, Blanche; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery
in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

ANDREW HOLLISTER "ANDY" GREENWOOD
Andrew Hollister "Andy" Greenwood, 79, of Marysville died suddenly
Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
He was retired after 44 years in the construction industry and as a
young man had served as a milkman for Hillcrest Dairy in Newcomerstown
and operated Greenwood Automotive in Barnesville. For the past four
years, he worked for his son's company, Select Forestry, and enjoyed
driving and walking forests with his son. He was raised in the Methodist
faith and had attended the Marysville First Presbyterian Church. He
attended St. Clairsville High School and moved to Marysville Feb. 2,
1968.
He was a great people person and truly enjoyed visiting. He enjoyed cars
and music, especially gospel music, and took pride in shopping and
buying jewelry for his wife and daughter. His family was his life.
He was born June 9, 1922, in Bellaire, Belmont County, to the late
Lawrence and Phyledia Frederick Greenwood and was predeceased by five
brothers, Arthur, Wilbur, Ford, William and Paul Greenwood; and a
sister, June Elkins.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 53 years, Selma Esther
Ward Greenwood whom he married July 25, 1948, at the Zanesville United
Methodist Church; a daughter, Connie (Michael) Klotz of Orient; two
sons, Chris (Mary) Greenwood of Dublin and Curtis Greenwood of
Marysville; a grandson, Bryan (Kim) Davis; a granddaughter, Jennifer
(Timothy) McGlone; a great-granddaughter, Aidan McGlone; a sister, Emily
(Howard) Hawthorne of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral home in Marysville. The Rev. John M. Groat will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

March 03

JEANETTE AMELIA BLUMENSCHEIN SELIG
Jeanette Amelia Blumenschein Selig, 75, a longtime resident of
Marysville, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in the Morey Center at
Memorial Hospital of Union County with her family at her side.
She was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, loving grandmother, supportive
neighbor and caring friend. The stronghold of her family, she was known
for her dedication, optimism and sense of humor. She was a retired
realtor and was associated locally with Century 21, ALT Realty and HER
Realty throughout her career.
She was an emergency services operator for Union Rural Electric Company,
working on call in her home during the nighttime for 15 years. Years
ago, she was a clerk for Carney's Five and Dime store. She was a
lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was
baptized Oct. 31, 1926, and confirmed March 17, 1940. During her teenage
years she lived with her sister Hilda in Columbus and was a 1946
graduate of Columbus North High School.
As a mother, she was dedicated to her children's development,
activities, schooling and hobbies during their growing years and
unselfishly sought her career only later in life. A devoted follower of
Jesus Christ, she volunteered at the church office and was active in
women's Bible study and a member of the church's spiritual care team.
She was one of the original board members for the Union County Family
YMCA in the 1970s and out of concern for the well being of teens, she
and her husband were instrumental in the organization of the Parkview
Youth Center on West Fifth Street in the early 1970s.
She liked decorating her home inside and out for Christmas and her
favorite pastime was sitting on her front porch during the evenings,
enjoying her family, neighbors and friends.
The youngest of nine children, she was born Oct. 8, 1926, on the family
farm on Route 736 to the late Henry F.W. and Rosina Streng Blumenschein.
She was predeceased by two infant brothers, Raymond and Ernest; three
other brothers, John, Lawrence and Herb Blumenschein; and two sisters,
Orlinda Blumenschein Kinney and Hilda Farber. She married George Albert
Selig Jr. July 27, 1949, and he died Dec. 16, 1980.
She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Sam) Norris, Debbie (Dan)
Miller and Valerie (Jeff) Barnhorst of Marysville; three sons, Scott
(Barb) Selig of Marysville, Jeff (Patti) Selig of Whitefish, Mont., and
Matt (Kathy) Selig of West Liberty; eight grandchildren, Vanessa and
Amelia Selig, Carly Norris, Taylor and Ryan Selig, Grant Barnhorst,
Sean-Michael Selig and Nathan Reck; a sister, Lorna Barone of Columbus;
a sister-in-law, Evelyn Blumenschein; and numerous nieces, nephews and
other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial
will be beside her husband at the church cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Jeff Barnhorst, Dan Miller, Sam Norris, Craig
Barone, Jeremy McGlone, Dick Blumenschein and John Junkans.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Special
Funds.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES F. "CHUCK" SULLIVAN
Charles F. "Chuck" Sullivan, age 59, of Magnetic Springs died Friday,
March 29, 2002 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a courageous,
lengthy battle with cancer.
He was owner/agent of Sullivan Insurance Agency in Marysville with his
son, Scott and daughter, Michelle. He established the firm in 1974. A
devoted husband, father and grandfather, his humble character and
friendly approach was impressionable and above all, with be most
remembered.
Because of his genuine sense of humor and the warmth in his laugh, he
was endeared by his closest friends as "Chuckles."
He preserved his friendships with his morning routine of visiting the
Village Grocery in Magnetic Springs and Dennis Barber Shop in
Marysville. He was a member of Mount Carmel Lodge F& AM, Scottish Rite,
Valley of Columbus, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1651, and Fraternal
Order of Eagles, Aerie 3506.  He was a member of the Richwood Gun Club
and was a life member of NRA. He enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing and
was a former member of the Honda Gold Wing Club.
He was born Nov.15, 1942, at home in Magnetic Springs. He was
predeceased in 1969 by his father, Floyd Clarence "Toad" Sullivan. He is
survived by his mother, Anna Marie Daniels Reed of Magnetic Springs; his
wife, Sharon L. Corbin Sullivan of Magnetic Springs; a son, Scott
(Melissa) Sullivan of Marysville; a daughter, Michelle (Rex) Davis of
Richwood; two daughters-by-marriage, Dusty Carmean of Fairborn and
Michelle (Kevin) Blankenship of Marysville; six grandchildren, Adam
Davis, Derik and Aaron Sullivan, Chelsea Ruby, Mykaelah Mercer and
Daniel Blankenship; a sister, Rose Sullivan of Albuquerque, N.M.; many
in-laws, other relatives and close, personal friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to
9 p.m. today.
Larry Davis will officiate and burial will be later at Maple Dell
Cemetery in Magnetic Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Cancer Society or a
charity of choice.  Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral
home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS F. TILLMAN SR.
Thomas F. Tillman Sr., 45, of Marion died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, near
Delaware as the result of an auto accident.
He was an employee of Depriest Masonry in Sunbury.
He was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Marion to Bernard R. and Stella M. Hornsby
Tillman and is survived by his mother of Marion; children, Thomas F.
(Heather) Tillman Jr. of Marion and Monica, Michael and Amber Tillman;
sisters, Roxanna (Paul) Warye of Grafton and Sandy A. (Mike) Gregg of
Marion; brothers, Bernard R. (Patty) Tillman of Kings Mountain, S.C.,
Ricky L. (Tonya) Tillman of Richwood and Richard (Jan) Tillman of
Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.

JEANETTE AMELIA BLUMENSCHEIN SELIG
Jeanette Amelia Blumenschein Selig, 75, a longtime resident of
Marysville, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, in the Morey Center at
Memorial Hospital of Union County with her family at her side.
She was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, loving grandmother, supportive
neighbor and caring friend. The stronghold of her family, she was known
for her dedication, optimism and sense of humor. She was a retired
realtor and was associated locally with Century 21, ALT Realty and HER
Realty throughout her career.
She was an emergency services operator for Union Rural Electric Company,
working on call in her home during the nighttime for 15 years. Years
ago, she was a clerk for Carney's Five and Dime store. She was a
lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was
baptized Oct. 31, 1926, and confirmed March 17, 1940. During her teenage
years she lived with her sister Hilda in Columbus and was a 1946
graduate of Columbus North High School.
As a mother, she was dedicated to her children's development,
activities, schooling and hobbies during their growing years and
unselfishly sought her career only later in life. A devoted follower of
Jesus Christ, she volunteered at the church office and was active in
women's Bible study and a member of the church's spiritual care team.
She was one of the original board members for the Union County Family
YMCA in the 1970s and out of concern for the well being of teens, she
and her husband were instrumental in the organization of the Parkview
Youth Center on West Fifth Street in the early 1970s.
She liked decorating her home inside and out for Christmas and her
favorite pastime was sitting on her front porch during the evenings,
enjoying her family, neighbors and friends.
The youngest of nine children, she was born Oct. 8, 1926, on the family
farm on Route 736 to the late Henry F.W. and Rosina Streng Blumenschein.
She was predeceased by two infant brothers, Raymond and Ernest; three
other brothers, John, Lawrence and Herb Blumenschein; and two sisters,
Orlinda Blumenschein Kinney and Hilda Farber. She married George Albert
Selig Jr. July 27, 1949, and he died Dec. 16, 1980.
She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Sam) Norris, Debbie (Dan)
Miller and Valerie (Jeff) Barnhorst of Marysville; three sons, Scott
(Barb) Selig of Marysville, Jeff (Patti) Selig of Whitefish, Mont., and
Matt (Kathy) Selig of West Liberty; eight grandchildren, Vanessa and
Amelia Selig, Carly Norris, Taylor and Ryan Selig, Grant Barnhorst,
Sean-Michael Selig and Nathan Reck; a sister, Lorna Barone of Columbus;
a sister-in-law, Evelyn Blumenschein; and numerous nieces, nephews and
other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial
will be beside her husband at the church cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Jeff Barnhorst, Dan Miller, Sam Norris, Craig
Barone, Jeremy McGlone, Dick Blumenschein and John Junkans.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Special
Funds.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MILDRED R. TARBILL
Mildred R. Tarbill, 86, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Marysville and
Urbana, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Woodside Village Care Center
in Mount Gilead.
She was co-owner of Tarbill Implement in Urbana and she and her husband
retired to Fort Myers, Fla., in the early 1980s. She was a member of the
North Fort Myers Baptist Church.
She was born June 2, 1915, in Union County to the late Fred and Mariee
Shirk Lash and was predeceased by her husband, Robert Tarbill in 1989; a
sister, Hazel Scheiderer; and two brothers, Harold Lash and Fred Lash Jr.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. Dwight Norris will officiate.
The Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Urbana is in charge of
arrangements.

LOU VICTORIA WURTSBAUGH
Lou Victoria Wurtsbaugh, 70, of Marion died peacefully in her home
Wednesday, March 20, 2002, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was retired after 43 years as a nurse, serving her profession with
great pride and compassion.
She was born at home in Byhalia, Union County, Jan. 14, 1932, to the
late Charles H. and Lida Vannausdle Smith and was the last surviving
member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by brothers, John
and Delmar Smith and sisters Gladys Lytle, Laberta Blaine, Kathryn
Wornstaff, Ethel Kaser and Patricia Wurtsbaugh.
She is survived by her husband, Donald T. Wurtsbaugh whom she married
June 10, 1988, in a private ceremony and who lives at the Sunbridge Care
Center in Marion; a daughter, Leanna K. Moyer (Mickey) Cereoli of
Richwood; grandchildren, Casandra Kelson of Richwood, Donnie J. (Deanna)
Tanner of Marion and Maria (Jeromey) Combs of North Lewisburg;
great-grandsons, Christopher, Dakota, Clay, Hunter and Drake;
great-granddaughters, Gloria, Molly, Sarilyn and Desiray; an aunt,
Gladys Vannausdle Highland of Kenton; three generations of nieces and
nephews; two sisters-in-law, Wilda (Louis) Elliott of Richwood and June
Henderson of the Sunbridge Care Center; the best neighbors anyone ever
had, David and Kathy Campbell and Kenny and Dorothy Webb of Marion; and
will be greatly missed by her running buddy and special niece, Patty
Henderson of Green Camp and good friend, Ella Gearhart of Nevada.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Cindy Peel of the Church of the Brethren will
officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice,
Parkinson's Society of Central Ohio or the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation.


LESTER R. "TOBE" TREES
Lester R. "Tobe" Trees, 79, of Gettysburg, Pa., formerly of Marysville,
died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement
Village.
He was employed by the railroad for 33 years. He served in World War II
and was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Milford Center to the late Chester and
Wylie Ann Trees and was predeceased by a brother, Fred Trees and a
sister, Maxine Gregg.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife and best friend of 58 years,
Betty; two daughters, Pat Lowe of Gettysburg and Noel (Kevin) Nowe of
Greensburg, Pa. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Todd
(Kathy) Lowe of Gettysburg, Lindsay Lowe of Bangor, Maine, and Matt and
Dylan Nowe of Greensburg; and his only great-grandchild, Caitlyn Lowe of
Gettysburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.


JOHN M. "JAKE" MORSE
John M. "Jake" Morse, 71, of Marysville died unexpectedly on his
birthday, Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He retired in 1993 from Union Aggregates in Ostrander where he worked
for many years as a weightmaster. He worked most recently as a pro shop
clerk at Blues Creek Golf Club and was a former employee of the
Thiergartner Implement Company. He was a 1949 graduate of Chuckery Darby
High School and the president of his class and he attended The Ohio
State University. He was a talented athlete and competed in basketball
and baseball during high school.
He was a member of 4-H, Boy Scouts and the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church during his youth. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and
served in the foreign sea service during the Korean War on the USS
Kenneth Whiting. He was a member of American Legion Union Post 79,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3320, Benevolent and Protective Order of
the Elks 1130, Eagles Lodge Aerie 3506, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge
1651 and Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club.
He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, fishing, bowling and the outdoors and
was a sports fan, especially of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed his
daily routine of greeting his fraternal lodge friends and was a proud
grandfather.
He was born March 19, 1931, on the Morse family farm on Route 38 in
Milford Center to the late George Nelson and Mabel Berne Geyer Morse and
was predeceased by two brothers, Kermit and Ray Morse and a sister,
Dorothy Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane "Mardie" Deal Morse whom he
married in May 1969; two sons, John M. (Pam) Morse II and Chad (Julie)
Morse of Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Jacob, Ashley, Beth, Dustin,
Brandon, Travis, Dennis, Vic, Danika and Mackenzie; two sisters, Jane
(Clarence) Gamble of New Dover and Mary McCormick of Marysville; a
brother, Joe (Elizabeth) Morse of Hilliard; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou
Mitchell of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Hughey (Barb) Deal of
Delaware; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jim Jenkerson will officiate and burial will be at the
Mitchell Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 5
to 8 p.m. today.
Pall bearers will be Ron Bayes, Ron Newland, Karl Chapman, Paul
Scheiderer, Pearl Blumenschein and Noel Underwood. Honorary pall bearers
will be Art Kandel, Jim Benedict, Jim Nelson, Mel Slagle, Roger
Glassburn, Reggie Glassburn, Chuck Gaul, Jake Mullet, Pick Simpson and
John Simpson.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the
Jake Morse Memorial Fund as established by his family to be used for
local charity needs.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


CRYSTAL J. DOOLEY
Crystal J. Dooley, 88, of Cable died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, surrounded
by her loving family at her home.
She was retired from the United Board and Carton Company of Urbana where
she worked as an office clerk. She attended the Urbana Church of God and
was a past member of the North Lewisburg Pythian Sisters and a past 4-H
advisor.
She was born Oct. 15, 1913, in Union County to the late Henry and Amanda
Spain Organ and was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Louise Lugar; two
sisters, Emma Huffman and Ethel Mae Summers; and two brothers, Lee Earl
and George Organ.
She is survived by a daughter with whom she made her home, Janie (Sam)
Sowers of Cable; two sons, Jerry (Cindy) Dooley of Sebring, Fla., and
Joe (Melinda) Dooley of Conover; 10 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two sisters, Nancy (Cloyce)
Stuart of North Lewisburg and Gladys (Sam) Rhoads of Springfield; and
two brothers, Jim (Hazel) Organ of North Lewisburg and Bill Organ of
Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. John Hearp
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice of Champaign and
Clark counties.


CLARA MAE "SUSIE" CLEVENGER
Clara Mae "Susie" Clevenger, 69, of Magnetic Springs died Wednesday,
March 20, 2002, at her home after a nine-year battle with cancer.
She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a
1950 graduate of Leesburg-Magnetic High School, was president of the
former S.O.S. in Magnetic Springs and was a member of the Delaware
Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and was a very talented pie
baker.
She was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Chesterland to the late Lawrence and
Katherine Goetz Bidgood.
She is survived by her husband, Rex Leroy Clevenger whom she married
April 8, 1955, in Dillon, S.C.; a son, Ron Klotts of Palm City, Fla.,
and Deb Pine of Prospect; four grandchildren, Tony Klotts and Joseph
Pine of Prospect and Mary Klotts and Aaron Pine of Marion; a
great-granddaughter, Alyssa Pine; and a brother, Donald Bidgood of North
Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Evangelist Keith Ball will officiate and
burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital, P.O. Box
16810, Columbus, OH 43272-5117, or the American Cancer Society, 253 E.
Church St., Marion, OH 43302

JOHN M. "JAKE" MORSE
John M. "Jake" Morse, 71, of Marysville died unexpectedly on his
birthday, Tuesday, March 19, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He retired in 1993 from Union Aggregates in Ostrander where he was a
weightmaster.
He is survived by his wife, Mardie; two sons, John and Chad; and many
other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at the Mitchell Cemetery where full military
honors will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper. For obituary
information and to send condolences to the family, contact
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LESTER R. "TOBE" TREES
Lester R. "Tobe" Trees, 79, formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday, March
19, 2002, at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Home in Gettysburg, Pa.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.


LILLIAN M. SHIRK
Lillian M. Shirk, 91, a lifetime resident of the Marysville area, died
Monday, March 18, 2002, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
She was retired from Nestle's where she worked for more than 35 years.
She was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she was
baptized Jan. 25, 1911, and confirmed April 13, 1924. She was a very
hard worker and through the years took pride in the appearance of her
home. She loved her family dearly and was always concerned for the well
being of others.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, near Marysville, the oldest of five
daughters of the late John Leo and Laura Kathryn Rausch Fladt. She was
predeceased by two sisters, her twin, Lucille Fladt and Mildred
Riedmiller. She married Harold R. Shirk Sept. 28, 1939, in Newport, Ky.,
and he died June 2, 1990.
She is survived by a son, Larry (Bonnie) Shirk of Cuyahoga Falls; a
daughter, Jeanne (Tom) Horch of Marysville; five grandchildren, Andrew
Shirk of Chicago, Ill., Scott Shirk and Kellie Horch of Cincinnati and
Jennifer Horch and Mollie Horch of Marysville; two sisters, Norma Baker
and Erma (John) Kreamer of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Charles
Riedmiller of Marysville; and a very close friend, Matilda Bullock of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday 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.
Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church PA
System Fund, 12809 Route 736, Marysville.


RALPH LEONARD MATTHEWS SR.
Ralph Leonard Matthews Sr., 84, of Columbus died Monday, March 18, 2002,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a World War II
veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a descendant of Aaron Matthews, a
Revolutionary War Minute Man. He lived most of his childhood in Nauvoo
near Portsmouth.
He was born April 6, 1917, in Portsmouth to the late John G. and Mizzie
Prater Matthews and was predeceased by his wife, Merle; a daughter,
Carolie Matthews McClish; four brothers and a sister.
He is survived by a son, Ralph L. Matthews Jr. of Columbus; two
daughters, Barbara (Frank) Bouic of Ostrander and Marilyn Jo Matthews of
Westerville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a
son-in-law, Richard McClish of Circleville; three brothers, William,
Carl and David; and two sisters, Helen Levi and Betty Wagner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home Worthington Chapel, 515 High St. The Rev. David Hubert will
officiate and burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home where a Masonic service
will be conducted at 8:30 p.m.

GERALD L. KINGSMORE II
Gerald L. Kingsmore II, 71, of Estes Park, Colo., died Tuesday, Jan. 29,
2002, at the Lifecare Center of Longmont.
He was a 1948 graduate of Marysville High School and attended Heidelberg
College in Tiffin before serving four years in the Air Force. After his
discharge, he received a bachelor's degree in business education and a
master's degree in school administration from the University of Northern
Colorado. He began a teaching career in 1955 and became a principal and
eventually an administrator. He was a past member of Sertoma, a past
chamber ambassador, a member of K.B.B. and a member of Shepherd of the
Mountains Lutheran Church.
He served on the city council in Grove City, Ohio, for 11 years. He was
a former resident of Grove City and a part-time resident of Estes Park
beginning in 1986. He retired in 1988 and became a full-time resident of
Estes Park in 1990.
He was born April 19, 1930 in Marysville to the late Gerald L. and
Rosina Hoffman Kingsmore.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jensen Kingsmore whom he married
Aug. 16, 1958, in Denver, Colo.; a son, Jerry (Patti) Kingsmore of
Highlands Ranch, Colo; a daughter, Amy (Robert) MacDonald of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Ryan and Nicholas MacDonald and
Konnor Kingsmore; and two sisters, Judy (Richard) Evans of Lima and Anne
(Charles) Cliffe of Defiance.
A memorial service was held Feb. 7 at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran
Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Estes Park Land
Trust or Rocky Mountain National Park Associates in care of the Allnutt
Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Ave., Estes Park, Colo. 80517.

STELLA ALTA FINNEY HOUGH
Stella Alta Finney Hough, 77, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center.
She was a distinguished legal secretary in Marysville, Toledo, St. Paul,
Minn., and Athens, Ga. She practiced real estate in Athens, Ga., and
held a number of offices in the Church of the Nazarene in Ohio,
Minnesota and Georgia. One of her greatest sources of joy was her
58-year marriage to Donald Woodrow Hough and she was a partner with him
in his 37 years as a pastor. She was an extraordinarily gifted pianist
and organist and her music brought great pleasure and inspiration to
untold numbers of people.
She was born May 8, 1924, in The Plains, Ohio, to the late Arthur and
Lulu West Finney.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sharon Kay (Keith)
Granger of Bradley, Ill., and Elaine Louise (David) Hilkert of
McDonough, Ga.; two sons, Richard Louis (Robin Taylor) Hough of London,
Ohio, and Leslie Seldon (Sharon Cornell) Hough of Lilburn, Ga.; 10
wonderful grandchildren, Amity Melinda Hough Farrar, Amanda Michelle
Hough, Leslie Elizabeth Hough, Lauren Mae Thackeray Perino, John Bogart
Thackeray, Ryan Taylor Hough, Korrie Alison Hough, Nathan David Hilkert,
Erich Michael Hilkert and Matthew Christopher Hilkert.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Church
of the Nazarene, 901 E. Home Road, Springfield, and burial will be at
Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home, 2425 N.
Limestone St., Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church

RAMONA K. KIRKPATRICK
Ramona K. Kirkpatrick, 89, of Marysville died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A wife, mother and homemaker, she was a retired nursing home employee
and a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Blue Star
Mothers. In the early years of her marriage, she lived near Springfield,
then moved to a farm on Route 4.
She was born Sept. 24, 1912, in Springfield to the late Walter C. and
Clara A. McCullough Reese and was predeceased by an infant son. She
married Arthur Raymond Kirkpatrick Feb. 20, 1932, and he died Jan. 12,
1977.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Carol (Lawrence) Pitt of Mount
Victory; three sons, Robert Earl (Ann) Kirkpatrick and Thomas Edward
(Marlene) Kirkpatrick of Marysville and James Arthur (Sue) Kirkpatrick
of Lakeview; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother,
William Baltzell of Tiffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



HAROLD A. TILLMAN
Harold A. Tillman, 80, of Raymond died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired as owner of Tillman Trucking Co. in Raymond. He was an
Air Force veteran of World War II and was held as a POW in Romania.
After returning home from the service, he became very dedicated to
veterans organizations and through the years held various offices in
these groups. He was a life member of American Legion Post 79 and VFW
Post 3320 and a member of the 40 et 8 and AMVETS. He was the last post
commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Auxiliary before it disbanded
and he served for 50 years on the county Veterans Service Board.
He was a member of the Union County Fair Board and had devoted many
hours of his time to the maintenance of the fairgrounds and preparation
for fair activities. He was a member of the Raymond United Methodist
Church, Newton Lodge 249 F&AM, AASR Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple
Shrine and the Union County Shrine Club. He formerly served on the Union
County Republican Committee, the Union County Airport Authority Board
and the Liberty Township Zoning Board.
He was devoted to his wife and children and especially loved his
grandchildren. His love of nature was demonstrated by the time he spent
at his cabin and at the lake.
He was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Union County to the late Kenneth F. and
Lillie M. Graham Tillman and was predeceased by a sister, Donna E.
Tillman, and three brothers, Donald A., Maurice E. "Shorty" and Bernard
E. Tillman.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca S. Detwiler Tillman whom he married
May 1, 1942, at the New California Presbyterian Church; a son, Andy
(Susan) Tillman of Marysville; a daughter, Sherry L. (Brent) Sheares of
Marysvillle; grandchildren, Jesse and Abby Tillman and Zach Sheares;
four sisters, Rita M. (Charles) Phillips of Palm Beach, Fla., Wanda R.
Kunce and Mona L. (Merle) Robinson of Marysville; Judy Ebright of
Orlando, Fla.; and a brother, Kenneth F. (Pamela) Tillman of Raymond.
Private family services will be conducted by the Rev. Frank Kampel and
burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery with full military graveside
honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from
7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Rocky Nelson, Lonnie Elmore, Rick Munk, John
Overly, Jeff Frisch and Larry Baird. Honorary pall bearers will be Tom,
Dan and John Cunningham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township EMS, Liberty
Township Fire Department, Loving Care Hospice or the Raymond United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


LOGAN PATRICK MCCASLIN
Logan Patrick McCaslin, infant son of Allen P. and Susan Reinhard
McCaslin of Columbus, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Mount Carmel
West Hospital.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lucas Paul McCaslin in 1995 and a
cousin, Darren A. Blumenschein in 1993.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mary Allison
and Meghan Anne McCaslin; paternal grandparents, Allen and Susan
McCaslin of Ashland; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Ann Reinhard of
Milford Center; aunts and uncles, Richard (Margo) McCaslin of Columbus,
Aimee (Daniel) Blumenschein of Marysville and Joseph (Carla) Reinhard,
Robert Reinhard, David Reinhard and Melissa Reinhard of Milford Center;
and cousins, Brooke, Elizabeth and Connor McCaslin, Olivia, Adam and
Grace Blumenschein and Janell and Jerren Burns.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lockbourne. The Rev. Kevin Lutz will
officiate.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

JAMES K. CLIFFORD
James K. Clifford, 82, of Urbana, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the McAuley Center in Urbana.
He was retired after 34 years from the Marysville Post Office. Many of
those years were spent serving as a window clerk and good service was
his forte. He was co-owner of Dee's Gems with his wife and was a member
of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville. He was a loving husband and
father and treasured his grandchildren.
He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was an avid sailor and
enjoyed fishing, traveling, nature, being out of doors and bird watching
and took great pride in caring for his lawn and vegetable garden. He
enjoyed many sports, especially basketball, and one of his fondest
memories was playing forward in the 1936-37 season which was the only
time Union Rural High School in Milford Center boys basketball team won
a state championship. After high school, he played with a local team
called the Tigers who were considered good competition for the best
basketball players in the area.
He was born Feb. 18, 1920, in Milford Center to the late John I. and
Bertha Reed Clifford and was predeceased by an infant brother, Maynard;
a brother, Paul Reed Clifford; and a sister, Mary D. Mercer.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Doris "Dee" Lee;
three daughters, Carol (Edward) Griffith and Nancy (Bill) Neely of
Marysville and Barbara (Joe) Mlcuch of Miami, Fla.; a stepdaughter,
Shari (Tom) Teutsch of Omaha, Neb.; a stepson, John (Anne) Hahn of
Urbana; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nine
step-grandchildren; and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Renee Ahern and Larry Donner will officiate and burial
will be at the Milford Center Cemetery where the Union County Honor
Guard will conduct full military honors. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or a
charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

HAZEL F. ORGAN NEWMAN
Hazel F. Organ Newman, 92, of Marysville, formerly of North Lewisburg,
died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville where she lived
for two years.
She was raised on her family's farm near North Lewisburg and was a
former waitress for Ewing's Restaurant and Billie's Truck Stop in
Urbana. She was a former member of the Women of the Moose of Marysville
Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1651 and Eagles Auxiliary Aerie No.
3506 and throughout her life, she enjoyed quilting and traveling. She
was an accomplished pianist and organist, having never taken lessons.
She was born July 4, 1909, in Kennard, one of six children of the late
Samuel E. and Viola Shull Martin.
She is survived by six daughters, Eleanor Black and Maxine (Charles)
Murphy of Marysville, Virginia (Philip) Black of Springfield, Charlene
(Paul) Page of Colorado, Marilyn Daniels of Marion and Lois Feasel of
Delaware; a son, Frederick (Marilyn) Organ of Urbana; 24 grandchildren;
60 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mount Carmel
Cemetery in Champaign County. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Underwood Funeral Home.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be sent to Heartland of Marysville, 755 S. Plum St., or in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.



JAMES  "DOC" MCKENZIE
James "Doc" McKenzie, 87, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after a long illness.
He was employed with U-Co Industries for nearly 25 years and was a
member of New Horizons Baptist Church, formerly Faith Baptist Temple. He
enjoyed watching cowboy movies, collecting stuffed animals, telling
stories and tinkering with electronic clocks and radios. He especially
enjoyed bowling and took great pride in his appearance. His favorite
foods were hamburgers and fish and he satisfied his sweet tooth with
coconut cream pie. He was proud and happy to have experienced a vacation
to Disney World in 1996.
He was born Jan. 23, 1915, in Beaver Falls, Pa., the only child of the
late John James and Catherine Hagg McKenzie He was predeceased by a
close friend, James M. "Jimmy" Yeager who died Feb. 25, 2002.
He is survived by many close friends and work associates, including Mary
Lou Diefenbach, Donna Thompson, Bobby Pencil and Carol Navin.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate and burial will be at
the Bainbridge Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.



JAMES HARMON
James Harmon, 56, of St. Paris died Monday, March 11, 2002, at his home.
He was an English and social studies teacher at West Liberty Salem and
Marysville Middle School for 30 years. He received a bachelor of science
degree from Urbana University and a master's degree from The Ohio State
University.
He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Springfield to the Rev. Ralph "Dutch" and
Maxine Gribble Harmon and was predeceased by his father and a sister,
Deborah Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Kristen Furingham Harmon of St. Paris; his
mother, Maxine Atha of Bellefontaine; two brothers, Richard (Nancy)
Harmon of Bellefontaine and Mark (Patti) Harmon of West Liberty; a
sister, Jackie (Jim) Markin of Urbana; three stepsons, Chad Burroughs,
Ty (Becky) Burroughs and Andy (Angie) Burroughs of St. Paris; and two
grandchildren, Logan and Ryan Burroughs.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Urbana. The Rev. William Turner will
officiate and burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in St. Paris.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078; Mercy Hospice,
1343 N. Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504; Urbana University, 579
College Way, Urbana, Ohio 43078; or the Champaign County Arts Council,
115 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

EDWIN EMERSON MANVILLE
Edwin Emerson Manville, 89, of Kettering, formerly of Delaware, died
Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
He was a farmer and worked at Pollack Steel in Marion. He was a member
of the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church and a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. West Virginia.
He was born May 27, 1912, in Delaware to the late Emerson B. and Cora T.
Brown Manville and was predeceased by a son, E. Gene Manville; a
daughter, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick; and a grandson, Lee Manville. He married
Gertrude Parrott May 14, 1932, in Fletcher and she died in February
1990.
He is survived by a son, Malcolm (Fae) Manville of Magnetic Springs; a
daughter, Margaret Ann Cunningham of Kettering; a daughter-in-law,
Virginia Manville of Delaware; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Debbie Nance will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
the American Cancer Society. Cards will be available at the funeral
home.


MAXINE LOIS HILDRETH
Maxine Lois Hildreth, 74, of Richwood died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 6, 1927, in Peoria to the late Mack R. and Zena
Elliott Mitchell and was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband, John Hildreth whom she married June 30,
1945, in Richwood; three sons, Gary Dale Hildreth of Marion, Kenneth
(Gloria) Hildreth of Marion and Danny T. Hildreth of Richwood; a
daughter, Peggy (Gary) Wurtsbaugh of Richwood; six grandchildren, Amanda
Wurtsbaugh, Kenneth Hildreth Jr., Beulah VonDach, Bryan K. Hildreth,
Brandon M. Hildreth and Brandy N. Hildreth.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Ray Mullins will officiate and burial
will be at the Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


EDNA H. BELL
Edna H. Bell, 100, of Richwood died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Heartland
of Marysville.
She was a homemaker. She was the oldest living member of the Richwood
Church of Christ and a member of the Richwood Civic Center. She was an
avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and enjoyed crocheting.
She was born Aug. 19, 1901, in Magnetic Springs to the late Joseph S.
and Nancy B. Hudson Bell and was predeceased by a sister, Naomi Shoup.
She married the late Faris A. Patrick and together they had three
children, Melva Shuman and Janis (Paden) Welsh of Richwood and the late
Joseph Patrick.
She later married Harry Temple and then Harry Bell, both of whom are
deceased.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, Connie (Bob) Hill, Spencer
(Diana) Jordan, Dan Patrick and Julie (Dan) Wisma; five
great-grandchildren, Ryan Hill, Whitney Leonard, Shad and Seth Jordan
and Megan Patrick; two step-great-grandchildren, Andy and Kevin Wisma;
and two special friends, Ruth Shirk and Monie Sellers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ,
29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344, or the Richwood Civic Center,
235 Grove St., Richwood.

STEVEN MARTIN BAYLESS
Steven Martin Bayless, 53, of Richton Park, Ill., formerly of the West
Mansfield area, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 2002, at his home.
He was employed with Chicago's CBS station WBBM Channel 2 for more than
28 years as an electronics engineer. He formerly worked as a disc jockey
and technician for seven years with WCOL 1230 AM in Columbus before
moving to Chicago in 1974. He was a 1966 graduate of Buckeye Local High
School and attended the Career Academy in Milwaukee, Wis., for three
years. He was interested in movies of all types and enjoyed studying
movie theater history and collecting movie memorabilia. He was a former
member of the Screen Projectors Guild of Columbus and a former
projectionist at the Palace Theater, the Ohio Theater and the Drexel
Theater.
He was born April 14, 1948, in Kenton to Willis and Ernestine Bland
Bayless and was predeceased by his father in 1984.
He is survived by his mother of Columbus; a brother, Kevin Bayless of
Gahanna; a cousin, Yvonne (Danny) Hairston of Los Angeles; a longtime
friend, Andy Rayburn of Las Vegas, Nev.; a host of other cousins; and
all his friends and co-workers in Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Leon
L. Troy Sr. will officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway Cemetery
in West Mansfield. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio
43218-2039.

JOHN D. "JACK" SUMMERS
John D. "Jack" Summers, 77, of Shawnee died Thursday, March 7, 2002, at
his home.
He retired in 1988 from North American Rockwell. He was a U.S. Coast
Guard veteran of World War II, serving in the North Atlantic. He was a
member of VFW Post 3320 in Marysville and St. Bernard's Catholic Church
in Corning. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and
especially enjoyed family gatherings. He was a beloved husband, father
and grandfather.
He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Shawnee to the late Marshall D. and Ella
Stobbs Summers and was predeceased by a sister, Doris Hearing and a
brother, Robert Summers.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Fuchs Summers; three
sons, Claude D. (Nancy) Summers of Dresden, John K. (Pam) Summers of
Hemlock and Chris D. Summers of Millersport; three daughters, Donna
(Russell) Browning of Shawnee, Denise (Robert) Swanson of Rosewell and
Georgia Kate Summers of Marysville; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer)
Browning, Dennis Summers, Joey Summers, Jennifer (Jeremiah) Boyden,
Megan Swanson, Makala Summers and Mathew Swanson; a special buddy, Zak;
a brother, Donald (Hazel) Summers of Grove City; two sisters-in-law,
Betty Elaine Fuchs and Pauline Severance; and several nieces and
nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church in Corning. Monsignor Thomas Gallen will
officiate and burial will be at the Shawnee Cemetery where full military
services will be conducted by Corning American Legion post 327. Friends
may call after 7 p.m. today and anytime Sunday at the J.E. Humphrey
Funeral Home, 118 W. Walnut St., Shawnee, where prayer services will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday

JAMES FRANKLIN HUDSON
James Franklin Hudson, 62, of the Marysville area died Thursday, March
6, 2002, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He retired from Westreco in 1994 after 30 years of service. He was a
1957 graduate of Marysville High School and joined the Ohio National
Guard until December 1958, after which he served in the U.S. Navy until
January 1963. He was an avid hunter and drag racing fan, not only
participating but also later as a spectator.
He had been an active member in the Marysville AA program for more than
25 years and had served on the Union County Council of Alcoholism for
several years. He was an example to many in the program. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church and the Central Ohio Emmaus
Community.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Marysville to the late Floyd and Roena
Burns Hudson and was predeceased by a sister, Nancy L. Rausch in January
2002.
He was married April 27, 1979, to the former Nancy A. Streng and she
survives. He is also survived by his children, Brent (Karen) McNamara of
Indianapolis and James G. Hudson and Teresa Hudson of Marysville; seven
grandchildren; four stepchildren, Lori (Paul) Crist of Mustang, Okla.,
and James (Diana) O'Neal, Patti Jo (Chris) Humble and Kim (Chris)
Knisley of Marysville; 11 step-granchildren; three sisters, Ruth Fadley
of Hilliard and Ada Niebler and Betty (Bud) Doebert of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, John (Sharon) Streng of Marysville; numerous nieces and
nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate and burial will
be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be James G. Hudson, Brent McNamara, Jim O'Neal, Don
Wallace, Joe Stenger, Ron Glaze and Tom Roth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Group Fellowship
Inc. of Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

 

WARREN P. ELSOM
Warren P. Elsom, 83, formerly of Plain City, died Wednesday, March 6,
2002, at the Westerville Rehabilitation Center following an extended
illness.
He was retired after many years as manager of Uhlman's Department Store
in Plain City. He was a 1938 graduate of Watkins High School and was a
former member of the Watkins Christian Church and the Plain City Lions
Club. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed the Ohio State Buckeyes and was a
fan and former usher for the Columbus Clippers and their predecessors,
the Columbus Redbirds and the Columbus Jets.
He was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Plain City, the fifth of eight children,
to the late Lee W. and Edith Latimer Elsom and was predeceased by five
brothers, Don, Bill, Russell, Max and Ben Elsom; and a sister, Mildred
Maxwell.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Cornett of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Donna Jean Elsom of Akron and Marie Elsom of Marysville;
and 10 nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Millcreek Cemetery
in Ostrander with the Rev. Craig Jones officiating. No calling hours
will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Lions Club in care
of the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.


MABEL F. DAVIS JACKSON
Mabel F. Davis Jackson, 84, of Plain City died Wednesday, March 6, 2002,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired from Ranco.
She was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Plain City to the late Marion and Bessie
Vanhoose and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Carol Jean; a
daughter, Judith Flowers; and two husbands, Schell Davis and Robert
Jackson.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Mary Alice) Davis of Dublin; five
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Ferryman of
Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5
Sunday.

OTIS E. "OTIE" TITUS
Otis E. "Otie" Titus, 74, of Mount Victory died Sunday, March 3, 2002,
at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
He retired in 1982 from Rockwell in Marysville. He was a U.S. Army Air
Force veteran of World War II and a life member of VFW Post 3333 of
Kenton.
He was born July 1, 1927, in Rushsylvania to the late Hobart and Mabel
Chamberlain Titus and was predeceased by a son, James; a sister, Darla
Flowers; and two brothers, Willard "Slim" and Leonard Titus.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Lamb whom he married Nov. 14, 1953,
in Kenton; three daughters, Darla Power of Sarasota, Fla., Patti (Jerry)
Reed of Bellefontaine and Evelyn Titus of Ridgeway; two sons, Bob Titus
of Mount Victory and Terry Titus; eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Dresia (Art) Harley of Kenton; and a
brother, Ora (Eunice) Titus of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Kenton. The Rev. Mike Gillett will officiate and burial will be
at Wolfcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society.


WAYNE E. STILES
Wayne E. Stiles, 77, of Marysville died suddenly Sunday, March 3, 2002,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired dairy farmer and owner and operator of Buckeye Sires
for 27 years. Before relocating to Marysville in 1952 he worked for the
Limbach Company and was a member of Sheet Metal Local 98. He had always
had a dream of owning a farm and raising dairy cattle and he realized
that dream after moving to Marysville. He was a life member of the Dairy
Shrine Club and after suffering a heart attack in 1989, he became an
avid genealogist. He tracked the Stiles family back to its arrival in
the united States from England in 1752 on the Christensen. He also
tracked generations of the Strickland, Fausnaugh and Carrington
families. He was known for his love of his family and his farm and
traveling on the senior group trip to Delaware.
He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific
theater during World War II and was involved in the occupation of Japan.
His service medals and ribbons included the American Campaign, Asiatic
Pacific Campaign, Occupation Service, Sharp Shooter Medal, Guadalcanal,
Guam and the occupation of Japan.
He was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Columbus to the late Joseph Henry and Inez
Fausnaugh Stiles and was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Beth Stiles in
1991.
He is survived by his wife, M. Delores Carrington Stiles whom he married
Dec. 14, 1946, at the Maynard Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus. They
had celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in December. He is also
survived by three daughters, Karen (Leo) Baker of Marysville and Barbara
(Bob) Russell and Gail Stiles of Richwood; grandchildren, Brian
(Cynthia) Baker, Dustin Baker, Jeremy (Julia Metzger) Baker, Amy
(Darren) Smith, Jennifer Russell and her fiance Greg Huff and Brooke
Russell; great-grandchildren, Megan Baker, Brody Baker, Zachary Metzger,
Jordon Baker, Laura Mackenzie Baker and Dominic Smith; two brothers,
Blake (Orvella) Stiles of Columbus and Merrill (Barbara) Stile of Clay,
N.Y.; a sister, Elaine Durham of Columbus; and many cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will Leo Baker, Bob Russell, Jeremy Baker, Darren Smith,
Brian Baker, Dustin Baker and Greg Huff.



LENORA E. MCCARTY
Lenora E. McCarty, 76, of Milford Center died Friday, March 1, 2002, at
her residence after a valiant two-year fight against ALS. During her
illness, her will to live was sustained by the desire to see the birth
of her first great-granddaughter to be born in 2001.
She was a former employee of the Lazarus Department Store in Columbus, a
member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church. She volunteered at
Memorial Hospital of Union County over a period of 18 years, serving
6,706 hours. For 18 years, she and her husband spent winters in Florida
enjoyed close friends and playing shuffleboard. In her spare time, she
enjoyed reading, bird watching and working in her flower garden. Even
though her health was fragile, she enjoyed the past Thanksgiving and
Christmas with her husband, children and grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 20, 1925, to the late Corwin and Alice Gibson and
lived all but nine years of her life in the house where she was born and
died. Her first great-granddaughter, Libby Russell, preceded her in
death as did two brothers, Arthur and Millard Gibson.
She is survived by her husband, Maurice McCarty whom she married Aug.
29, 1941, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Karen (Herb) Ormeroid of Milford
Center; a son, Bob (Jane) McCarty of Milford Center; three
grandchildren, Laura (Jeff) Russell, Matthew (Sandra) McCarty and Joshua
(Kelly) Ormeroid.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial will be at
the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

April 02

WILLIAM HARVEY "POPPER" SIMONS
William Harvey "Popper" Simons, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Milford
Center and Celina, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 28, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by his family.
He was a resident of The Gables at Green Pastures.
He is survived by two daughters, Suzanne "Susie" D. Chrispin
Mioduszewski of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Lura K. (William J.) Hayes of
Marysville; and a son, William "Bill" K. Simons of Hilliard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral home where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NANCY IRENE LEWIS NAGY
Nancy Irene Lewis Nagy, 73, of Columbus died unexpectedly Thursday,
April 25, 2002, at her home.
A graduate of Columbus East High School, she was retired as a bookkeeper
for the Big Bear Credit Union in Columbus.
She was born July 12, 1928, in Columbus to the late Max and Martha
Burson Lewis and was predeceased by her husband, Al Nagy.
She is survived by a brother, Samuel B. (Joan) Lewis of Pahrump, Nev.;
and numerous cousins and other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery
where she will be buried beside her mother. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb will
officiate. Friends may call at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where a procession will form prior to the graveside services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GERALDINE D. "GERRY" GROVE
Geraldine D. "Gerry" Grove, 66, of Delaware died Thursday, April 25,
2002, at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House in Columbus.
She was retried from Strader's Garden Center in Shawnee Hills and was an
associate of Glenwood Stoves in Delaware for many years. She was a
talented floral arranger, enjoyed handicrafts and collected Barbie
dolls, Coca-Cola memorabilia, baseball cards and demitasse cups and
spoons from all over the world. She was also known as an extraordinary
cook.
She was born March 30, 1936, in Prospect to the late Isaac and Esther
Johnson Darling and was predeceased by a son, John Thomas.
She is survived by a daughter, Rosemarie (John) Osborn of Columbus; two
sons, Charles "Larry" Grove of Columbus and Henry (Sharon) Darling of
Chattanooga, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Kenneth Runde and Ashley Leopard;
an aunt, Betty (Paul) Norris of Marysville; and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour
prior to the service.
The funeral home will assist with memorial contributions which may be
made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FERN I. HEILMAN
Fern I. Heilman, 79, of Ridgeway died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Church of God in Ridgeway.
She was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Union County to the late Charles L. and
Anna Singer Mouser and was predeceased by a brother, James A. Mouser.
She married Earl Lewis Heilman Jan. 11, 1940, in Kenton and he died Dec.
2, 1996.
She is survived by three daughters, Helene Fay of Ridgeway, Peggy
(Clayton) Weaver of Ridgeway and Debra Riley of Kenton; two sons, Lewis
(Dixie) Heilman of Ridgeway and Tim (Donna) Heilman of Mount Victory; 12
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister,
Rachel (Sam) Guisinger of Marysville; and a brother, Charles L. (Carol)
Mouser of Waynesfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church
of God in Ridgeway. Pastor Mike Rucker will officiate and burial will be
at Otterbein Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Price Funeral Home in Mount Victory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

DANIEL L. DETTRA
Daniel L. Dettra, 76, of Richwood died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired in 1966 as a
brakeman for the Erie Railroad. From 1960 to 1966 he and his wife owned
and operated the Dettra Market in Essex and he worked until his
retirement from Wasserbeck Electric. He was a member of the Essex United
Methodist Church and Richwood VFW Post 870, the Ohio Gun Collectors
Association and the National Rifle Association and a 40-year member of
the Essex Knights of Pythias. He was a founding member of the Richwood
Gun and Game Club. He enjoyed collecting guns and coins and most of all
enjoyed his best friend, his Weimaraner dog, Rosie.
He was born May 16, 1925, in Senecaville to the late John Ray and Mammie
Murphy Dettra and was predeceased by three brothers, Edwin, Sam and
David.
He is survived by his wife, Florence L. Pulver Dettra whom he married
March 16, 1950, in Sandoval, Ill.; two sons, Danny Dettra of LaRue and
Don (Amy) Dettra of Prospect; a daughter, Ellen (Kyle) Kunst of Newtown,
Conn.; seven grandchildren, K. Adam, Kane A. and Kara A. Kunst; Danielle
L. and Charlene D. Dettra and Margaret and Matthew Dettra; two sisters,
Daisy (Dave) Jolley of Canal Winchester and Joan Gant of Sarasville; an
aunt, Ina Secrest of Senecaville; nieces, Lynn (Kirby) Clark of
Marysville, Valarie White of Groveport and Trudy Dettra of Byesville;
nephew, John David (Lisa) Jolley of Canal Winchester; and other nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Danny Grose will officiate and burial will be
at the Price Cemetery where veteran services will be conducted by the
Richwood VFW. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Pall bearers will be Daniel Jones, Dennis Crowe, Jerry Dettra, J.D.
Jolley, Timothy Dettra, Paul Clay and Hollice Pulver.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood VFW Post 870 or the
Richwood Gun and Game Club.

HELEN D. PYERS
Helen D. Pyers, 88, of Marysville died Friday, April 26, 2002, at her home.
She was a homemaker and retired secretary of Pyers Moving Company. She was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member and past president of Blue
Star Mothers and a past 4-H leader for the Paris Style Improvers.
She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Milford Center to the late Chester and Carrie
Colflesch Coe and was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Coe. She married Paul D.
Pyers Sept. 17, 1938, and he died Feb. 7, 1993.
She is survived by four children, Sheila (Jack) Kitchen of Magnetic Springs
and Paula (Jim) Warner, Donovan R. (Janet) Pyers and Sue (Roger) Rowlett of
Marysville; nine grandchildren, Ken Kitchen, Michelle (Chris) James, Jim
(Jody) Sawyer, Carrie Sawyer, Sherrie (Eric) Yoakam, George W. (Gail) Pyers,
Benjamin G. Pyers, Tracey L. Risner and Jeff (Stephanie) Risner; 11
great-grandchildren, Anson and Ashley James, Aaron Paul and Alyssa Sawyer,
Jessica and Philip Taulbee, Taylor and Wesley Pyers, Jarod and Regan Yoakam
and Bailey Risner; a brother, Carrol Coe of Milford Center; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday 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. Monday.
Pall bearers will be the son and grandsons of the deceased.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice in care of the funeral home.

SUSAN ELLEN WICKERSHAM
Susan Ellen Wickersham, 88, of Broadway died Wednesday, April 24, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a member of the Somersville Friends Church
and was a longtime Sunday School teacher. She had been active with the
Windsor Seniors and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Mary
Chapter 9, serving as Worthy Matron three times. She graduated form
Byhalia High School in 1933 and enjoyed bowling and reading the Bible
daily.
She was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Washington Township near Byhalia to the
late Wallace Garner and Odessa Cooley Eastman and was predeceased by
three brothers, Harold, Ralph and Wallace Eastman; and two sisters,
Effie Morehead and Mary Hines, who died Jan. 15, 2002.
She is survived by her devoted husband of more than 68 years, Bernard P.
Wickersham whom she married Jan. 25, 1934, at the parsonage of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church; two daughters, Yvonne (Tim)
Orahood and Arlene (Norman) Fischer of Raymond; five grandchildren,
Carin (Michael) Green of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jerri (Walter) Meddles
of Milford Center, Herb (Heidi) Orahood of Raymond and Douglas (Carrie)
Fischer of Suffolk, Va., and Dan (Stephanie) Fischer of Mooringsport,
La.; 12 great-grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Amanda and Alexandria
Meddles, Holly and Haley Orahood, Joshua, Jacob and Jessica Fischer,
Ryan and Allison Fischer, Carlene Callow and Kelly (Adam) Weaver; two
brothers, Ben (Marian) Eastman and David (Frankie) Eastman of West
Mansfield; a sister, Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. George Freer will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and are
invited to stay for an Order of the Eastern Star memorial service to be
held at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Somersville Friends Church in
care of the funeral home.


LOTTIE MAE WISHART
Lottie Mae Wishart, 94, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at The Sanctuary
at Tuttle Crossing.
She was born Nov. 26, 1907, in Byron, Ill., to the late Frank R. and
Elsie Ward Baker and was predeceased by three brothers, George Baker and
William and Robert Helman; and in 1992 by her husband, John "Jack"
Wishart.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Donald) Moore of Columbus and
Jacqueline (Paul) Lazenby of Marysville; three grandchildren, Lori
(Doug) Gustina, Todd (Stephanie) Lazenby and Jamie (Tom) McClary; three
great-grandchildren, Jacob McClary and Caleb and Lilli Lazenby; and five
stepsisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road. Pastor Thomas Knauff 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 Hospice at Riverside Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.


JAMES E. SLONE
James E. Slone, 73, of Marysville died Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at his
home in the care of his family.
He formerly worked in Kentucky for Ray Lewis & Sons.
He was born April 3, 1929, in Hindman, Ky., to the late Judge and Lucy
Mosley Slone and was predeceased by a son, Russell; four brothers,
Steven, Lindsey, Denver and Robert; and three sisters, Josephine,
Druthie Sexton and Nancy.
He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Combs Slone; four sons, Curtis
(Linda) of Chesapeake, James (Mary Ann) Slone and Danny (Dorothy) Slone
of Marysville and Alfred (Clara) Slone of Delaware; two daughters,
Josephine Slone of Marion and Lucy (Jack) Mosley of Marysville; 21
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, William (Sharon)
Slone, Alvie (Betty) Slone and Johnnie (Melvie) Slone of Hindman and
Albert (LuAnn) Slone of LaRue; a brother-in-law, Clancy Sexton; and
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at Good Faith Baptist
Church, 706 E. Mark St., Marion. The Revs. Barkley Slone and Lee Mulls
will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery, Pharisburg.
Calling hours began at 4 p.m Wednesday at the church and will continue
until the time of the service.
The Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at GunderHallFolk@aol.com.

ELDA E. RILEY
Elda E. Riley, 95, of Prospect died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Prospect United Methodist
Church.
She was born Sept. 4, 1906, in Radcliff to the late John and Dora Allen
Cooper and was predeceased by a daughter, four brothers and three
sisters. She married Charles Riley June 4, 1925, and he died in July
1986.
She is survived by two daughters, Norma (Charles) Warren of Prospect and
Ruth (William) Taylor of Richwood; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Dena
Jeffers of McArthur, Luellen McGlothin of Hamden and Melba Perry of
McArthur.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist
Church building fund in care of the funeral home.


KEVIN E. BOWEN
Kevin E. Bowen, 46, of Richwood died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his
home after a battle with cancer.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked at General Castings as a mill
operator.
He was born Aug. 19, 1955, in Marion to Wade and Jessie Grounds Bowen
and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Maryland; his wife, Susan E. Williams
Bowen whom he married Aug. 7, 1987, in Inez, Ky.; a daughter, Shannon
Penny of Bellefontaine; a stepson and stepdaughter, Joey and Nicole
Green of Richwood; grandchildren, Ashton and Clayton Green and Paisha
and Brennen Rasey; a brother, Wade Bowen of Marysville; four sisters,
Karen Shepard of Marion, Elsie Beckle of Galion, Bonnie Steinburger of
Marion and Barbara Ortman of Maryland; and an aunt and uncle, Maggie and
Ron Vaughn of Richwood.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. Terry Cudd will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

WILLIAM S. "BILL" PROSSER
William S. "Bill" Prosser, 93, of Columbus died Monday, April 22, 2002,
at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House.
A devoted husband and father, he was a member of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Columbus. He was a graduate of North High School in
Columbus and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His career
selling ladies shoes began when he was 17. He was a manager for many
years at The Fashion and Madison's Shoe Salon and he traveled the east
coast selling with the Brown Shoe Company until he retired in 1975. An
avid golfer, he was a member of Groveport and Rickenbacker country clubs
and a "snowbird" member of Lauderhill Country Club in Florida.
He was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Sunbury to the late William and Celia
Prosser and was predeceased by three brother, Russell, Everett and
Daniel Prosser. He was predeceased Nov. 22, 2001, by his wife, Pauline
A. Prosser whom he married in Columbus in 1934.
He is survived by a daughter, Mitzi A. Prosser of Columbus; a sister,
Maxine Unverzagt of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and special
friends, Wendell and Mary Janet Ellenwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the
Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. R. Robert Kimes will officiate and
burial will be at a later date in Somerset. Friends may call from 11
a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home. Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY A. POLING
Shirley A. Poling, 62, a longtime resident of Byhalia, died Saturday,
April 20, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A loving homemaker, she had worked at Wilson's Sporting Goods in Ada for
nearly 10 years. She had attended the Alger Pentecostal Church of God
and enjoyed crocheting, cooking and singing at church.
She was born Jan. 13, 1940, near Wapakoneta to the late Edgar and Alma
Hall Wireman and was predeceased by a brother, Monroe Wireman. She
married Richard Poling June 14, 1970, at the Quickstep Pentecostal
Church of God and he died Oct. 29, 2000.
She is survived by a sister, Juanita (Oakie) Pinks of Ada; five
brothers, Chester (Ruth Ann) Wireman and Edgar Eugene (Betty) Wireman of
Kenton, Johnny (Kathy) Wireman of Mount Victory, George (Linda) Wireman
of Aiken, S.C., and Alonzo (Gerta) Wireman of New Hampshire; two
sisters-in-law, Irene Wireman of Delphos and Pam Blumenschein of
Raymond; three brothers-in-law, Stanley (Cindy) Poling, Winston (Pam)
Poling and Patrick (Joyce) Poling of West Mansfield; and many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Jim
Holbrook of the Alger Pentecostal Church of God will officiate and
burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in West Mansfield. Friends may call
from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

TAMARA LYNN ROBSON
Tamara Lynn Robson, 55, of Bellefontaine died unexpectedly Wednesday,
April 17, 2002, at her home.
She grew up in the North Greenfield area and had lived in Oklahoma City
for nearly 20 years before returning home this past July. She attended
Logan Hills High School and Bliss Business College in Columbus and was
formerly employed with Nationwide Insurance. She dearly loved her
grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 30, 1947, in Kenton to Kernan M. and Wilma J. Lucas
Robson and was predeceased by her mother on July 18, 1998, and her
husband, George Woodall.
She is survived by her father of North Greenfield; a son, Shane Hartley
of Zanesfield; a daughter, Mindy Hartley of Oklahoma City; four
grandchildren, Sean, Aiden, Amber and Sarah Hartley; three brothers,
Gary (Debbie) Robson of Grove City, Richard (Robin) Robson of Columbus
and Paul (Rene) Robson of Edmund, Okla.; three nephews and a niece; 10
great-nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.


SHERRY LEE OATES
Sherry Lee Oates, 56, of the Byhalia area died Wednesday, April 17,
2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a farm wife and a member of Community United Methodist Church in
York Center, Mothers Club, Garden Club and B.Y.C.O. She had served as
secretary for the Richwood Fair Board and worked at The Scotts Co. and
the former Marblecast in Richwood.
She was born Feb. 1, 1946, in Kenton to the late Ross and Opal Elsasser
Phelps.
She is survived by her husband, John F. Oates whom she married Nov. 26,
1966, in Michigan; a daughter, Traci (Todd) Hoffman of Byhalia; a son,
Tim (Brandy) Oates of Columbus; three grandchildren, Tate and Thane
Hoffman and Alexandria Oates; a sister, Carol Ann Phelps of Carroll; a
niece and nephew, Cassie Harrod and Josh Harrod of Bellefontaine; and an
uncle, James (Bud) Elsasser of Kenton.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York
Cemetery. The Revs. Phyllis Radlinski, Herk McGraw and Donna Morley will
officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Independent Fair,
P.O. Box 106, Richwood, Ohio 43344, or the Diabetes Association of
Central Ohio, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.

MILDRED JEANETTE OPPHILE BAKER
Mildred Jeanette Opphile Baker, 94, of Marysville died Wednesday, April
17, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
She retired in 1971 after 29 years of service with Eljer's. She was a
former member of the Delaware Moose Lodge and especially enjoyed
gardening and canning.
She was born Aug. 17, 1907, in Marysville to the late Jessie L. and
Jennie Stiffler Spain and was predeceased by two husbands, Leroy Opphile
and Morley Baker; two brothers, Kenneth and Melvin Spain; a sister,
Dorothy Balderson; and an infant sister, Jeanette Spain.
She is survived by a brother, John (Nancy) Spain of Tampa, Fla.; and
several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews including Jennie
Smith of Marysville and Melody (Victor) Hines and their son, Lance, of
Raymond.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate. No calling hours will be held.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



 RUTH ANN WILSON
Ruth Ann Wilson, 72, of Milford Center died Friday morning at The Gables
at Green Pastures.
A homemaker and former bookkeeper at Kaufman's Plumbing and Heating in
Milford Center, in her later years she worked in the flower shop at
Kroger and was a correspondent to the Marysville Journal-Tribune for the
Milford Center news.
She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church where she
was a Sunday School teacher and volunteered at Memorial Hospital of
Union County. She enjoyed working with flowers, crocheting and looked
forward with great anticipation to the birth of her first
great-grandchild.
Born July 17, 1929, in Mechanicsburg, she was the daughter of Clayton O.
and Easie Ferryman Edwards. Preceding her in death were three brothers,
Floyd, Eldon and Buss Edwards; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law,
George and Betty Wilson.
On Dec. 31, 1948, at the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church she
married James W. Wilson, who survives, along with her children, Clayton
W. Wilson of Milford Center and Lynnetta F. (John) Thomas of Marysville;
a grandson, Jason W. (Cassie) Wilson; brothers, Keith (Barb) Edwards of
Mechanicsburg, Vernon (Nancy) Edwards of Oscoda, Mich.; sisters, Evelyn
(Lowell) Harner of Bellefontaine, Wanda (Walt) McFann of Urbana, Janice
(Jim) Weese of Unionville Center, Connie (Ron) Anderson of Springfield;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty J. Edwards of Cable, Phyllis
Edwards of Mechanicsburg, Ruth Hosler of Marysville, Thelma Kessler,
Mary Jane and Eldon Edwards, all of Hilliard, John and Barb Wilson,
David and Martha Wilson, Dorothy Gaa, Jane and Bob Shriver, all of Plain
City, Alice and Jack John of Grove City; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday
from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made The Gables at Green Pastures in care
of the funeral home.

MARIANNE ROBERTS
Marianne Roberts, 71, of Richwood died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at her
home.
She was a homemaker and community activist. She was a member and
treasurer of the First Baptist Church of Richwood, Past Worthy Matron
and Past Matron of Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star and
member of OCCL and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. She served on
the North Union Local School Board for 16 years and on the Tri-Rivers
School Board, the State of Ohio School Board Association, OSBA 1991 All
Region Board and All Ohio School Board in 1991. She received the North
Union Award of Merit from 1980-1995.
She was a hospice volunteer, was named in "Who's Who of American Women"
in 1995-96 and served on the Union County MR/DD Board and with the
Richwood Emergency Squad. She was a vocalist who sang at numerous
weddings and she organized The Performing Richwood Serenaders. She sang
with the Kay Kyser Big Band in Columbus when she was a sophomore in high
school and won the Eastern U.S. Division Horace Heit Talent Review.
Friends and relatives have sampled her well-known potato soup.
She was born May 27, 1930, in Columbus to the late George and Alice
Scott Hunt and was predeceased by a son, Jeff Foreman; and her first
husband, Lester Foreman who died in 1957.
She is survived by her husband, Knute Roberts of Richwood whom she
married April 5, 1962; three daughters, Georgia (John) Masselli of
Margate, Fla., Alyce (Mike) Heminger of Richwood and Ruthie (Greg)
McCloud of Prospect; two sons, Scott Foreman and Charlie (Cindy) Roberts
of Richwood; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood
at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. In accordance with her wishes,
her body has been donated to The Ohio State University Medical School
for anatomical study.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
memorial fund or the Richwood EMS. Cards will be available at the
funeral home.

NANCY ELLEN BEVINS
Nancy Ellen Bevins, 60, of Prospect, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
She was born Aug. 20, 1941, in Delaware to Harold and Anna B. Chambers.
They both preceded her in death as did  a brother, James Chambers, and
grandson, Joey Russell.
She is survived by a special friend, Robert D. Noren of Prospect; a
daughter, Theresa Ann Bradley of Prospect; two sons, Donald (Kristi)
Bradley of Westminster, Md., and Kenny E. Bevins Jr. of Prospect; three
sisters, Frances Pickens of Prospect, Roseanna (Henry) Adams of Oregon
and Norma (Leroy) Rease of Delaware; a brother, Richard (Gale) Skatzes
of Delaware; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home
in Prospect with the Rev. C. Rorke Warne officiating. Burial will be in
the Prospect Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect Baptist Church
Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

DEBORAH LYNN HART WILDS
Deborah Lynn Hart Wilds, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Grant Medical Center.
She was a quality control inspector with AP Technoglass in Bellefontaine
where she had worked for the past 14 years.
She was a 1980 graduate of Marysville High School. She loved children
and animals and enjoyed playing pool and bingo. She was an Oakland
Raiders fan, admired Harley Davidson motorcycles and liked poetry,
reading and music.
She was born Dec. 6, 1961, in Columbus.
She is survived by her parents, Jack and Joyce Erwin of Marysville; her
father, William R. Hart of New Mexico; a daughter, Dena (Aaron)
Klosterman of Kettering; two sisters, Sandra L. Markin of Columbus and
Carmen L. (Jeff) Williams of Wyoming; two brothers, Daniel D. Hughes of
Marysville and Patrick E. (Cynthnie) Hughes of North Carolina; a
stepsister, Jackie Erwin of Newark; two stepbrothers, Jeff Erwin of
Oklahoma and Greg Erwin of North Lewisburg; her maternal grandmother,
Sophia Sheward of Marysville; paternal grandmother, Virginia Hart of New
Mexico; a niece, Kayla Hughes; two nephews, Scott Williams and Keetan
Hughes; special friends, Judy McDaniel of Marysville, Cathy Van Hoose of
St. Paris, Jackie Evans of Ridgeway and Mac, Teddy and Lucy; and
numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dick Douglass will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Dan Hughes, Pat Hughes, Calvin Markin, Jeff Erwin,
Dennis Emerick, Marvin McDaniel, Dennis Evans, Ted Long, Jim Dixon and
Greg Erwin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


HELEN C. MYERS
Helen C. Myers, 83, of Greenville died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the
Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
She was a homemaker and a very active member of the First United
Methodist Church of Greenville. She was a 1936 graduate of Marysville
High School and was a member of Delta Theta Tau sorority in Greenville,
Order of the Eastern Star in Marysville, transferring to Greenville, and
Greenville Country Club. She had been active in Girl Scouts, serving 12
years as a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader.
She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Columbus.
She is survived by her husband, Ernie G. Myers of Greenville whom she
married April 4, 1943; a daughter, Melanie F. Myers of Fort Wayne, Ind.;
a sister, Mary McMahon of Marysville; and a nephew, Gene McMahon of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United
Methodist Church, Fourth and Sycamore streets, Greenville. The Rev. Dr.
Duane Smith will officiate and burial will be at 3 p.m. at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church; the Darke County YMCA;
Darke County Heart Association; or Girl Scouts of America.

MILTON L. RAUSCH
Milton L. Rausch, 96, of Marysville died Monday, April 8, 2002, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired after 42 years of service as a district supervisor with
City Loan in the Dayton area. He was a longtime and devoted member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and was one of the original founding members of
the Marysville Country Club in 1932. He was a past president of the
Kiwanis Club and was very active in various civic organizations in past
years.
He was born May 21, 1905, in Marysville to the late John M. and Caroline
Rausch and was predeceased by a brother, Eugene E. Rausch. He married
Alta E. Zoellner April 28, 1934, in Marysville and she died March 24,
1990.
He is survived by two brothers, Myron J. (Marilyn) Rausch of Marysville
and Lloyd M. (Martha) Rausch of Mansfield; and four nieces, Lynn (Rex)
Bowen, Carolyn (Chuck) Newell, Beth (Gary) White and Susie (Gary) Given.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Rene Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
building fund in care of the funeral home.

OLIVE EVANS
Olive Evans, 69, of Unionville Center died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired from Nestle¹s after 20 years of service as a fork lift
operator.
She was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Greenup, Ky., to the late Ed and Goldie Hamm
Fisher and was predeceased by two sisters, Minnie Griggs and Opal Tennant.
She is survived by her husband, James R. Evans whom she married Jan. 26,
1971, in Columbus; two daughters, Kathy (Rusty) King of Lancaster and Vickie
Lynn (Bruce) Miller of Pennsylvania; a son, Daniel Ray (Laurie Bowens)
Vickers of Circleville; four grandchildren, Kevin Conkle, Jeremy Conkle,
Robert Conkle and Heather Vickers; a great-granddaughter, Brianna Sue
Conkle; three brothers, Edward Fisher, Ernest Fisher and Melvin Fisher of
Kentucky; and two sisters, Madeline White of Wheelersburg and Martha Mae
Yazell of Portsmouth.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at the Unionville Center Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

May 02

GERALDINE A. HUFFMAN
Geraldine A. Huffman, 87, of West Mansfield died Thursday, May 30, 2002,
at Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home following a short illness.
A homemaker, she was a longtime member of the North Greenfield United
Methodist Church and its ladies aid. She was the valedictorian of the
class of 1932 at East Liberty High School. She enjoyed sewing, gardening
and flowers.
She was born June 24, 1914, in East Liberty, the sixth of seven children
of the late Charles and Emma Yelton Robson and was predeceased by a
daughter, Dollie Davis; her former husband, Albert Curl; five brothers,
Wayne, Gail, Gary, Charles and Howard Robson; and a sister, Sybil Rose.
She married Harold Huffman Feb. 23, 1954, in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and he
died in April 1991.
She is survived by a son, Marion (Sharon) Curl of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Jeremy and Jennifer Davis, Lyle (Kris) Curl and Brenda
(Silverio) Garza; five great-grandchildren, Lyle Curl Jr., Kyle Curl,
Connie Curl, Tiffany Garza and Santino Garza; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.

NORA L. JONES-WORKENS
Nora L. Jones-Workens, 68, of Olive Hill, Ky., died Thursday, May 30,
2002, with her loving family at her side at Sunny Vee Nursing Home in
Delaware after a long and courageous battle with cancer and emphysema.
She was a nurse's aid in nursing homes for many years and was an avid
bingo player.
She was born Oct. 1, 1933, in Floyd County, Ky., and was predeceased by
her father, Albert Jones; her first husband, Grover Lee Mooney in 1982;
a son, James Mooney in 1982; a brother, Clarence Jones and infant
brother, Jesse Jones; and a sister, Clara Francis "Can Can" Levings.
She is survived by her mother, Malta Mae Dye Cavandish of Delaware; her
husband, Donald Workens; three children, Grover Mooney of Delaware,
Michael (Nancy) Mooney of Ashley, Jerry Mooney of Magnetic Springs,
Rozenamae "Sissy" (Chalmer) Clark and Esther "Lori" (Bernie) Lane of
Olive Hill and Mitchell (Diana) Mooney of Cardington; 27 grandchildren;
34 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert "Doodle" Jones of Delaware
and Johnny Davis of Ashley; three sisters, Mary Ruth Scott of Maryland,
Nell Coleman of Delaware and Jessie Sexton of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain
City. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

NOEL ROBERT ALLEN
Noel Robert Allen, 68, of Richwood, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his
home.
He was a retired senior lab technician and was a 1951 graduate of North
Union High School and a 1958 graduate of Ohio University. He was a
member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, the Mount Carmel
#303 F&AM and the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus.
Known as Pops or Grand-pops he was well loved by his family even though
he was known to tease. He loved visiting and spending time with his
family. He always replied with "I'm perfect" when asked how he was and
always made his family smile.
He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Richwood  to Robert F. and Mildred Lavina
Fenstermacher Allen. He was predeceased by his mother and a daughter,
Maxine Lavina Allen.
He is survived by his father, two sons, Major Robert C. (Deana) Allen of
Charlotte, N.C. and Ethan H. (Kelli) Allen of Belle Center, two
daughters, JoAnne (Rolando) Aburto and Angela (Brian) Henry, both of
Bellefontaine. Also surviving are two sisters, Polly Jo (Robert) Green
of Frankfort, Ky., and Sally Ann (Edward ) Robe of Athens, as well as
grandchildren, Rowena, Romayra and Joshua Aburto, Danielle and Kristen
Allen, Damian, Benjamin and Reina Moore, Taylor Henry, Mark Stanley and
Stacey Leugers.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will
follow at Price Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

ALAN C. MCPHERSON
Alan C. McPherson, 52, of Marion died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Marion
General Hospital after a long illness.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971, was an employee of Quaker
Oats for 21 years and most recently worked at Depot Sales.
He was born Dec. 20, 1949, in Marion to Charles and Patricia Penry
McPherson and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marion; two children, Emily Kay
McPherson and Adam Charles McPherson of LaRue; a brother, Steven (Kathy)
McPherson of Bluffton; aunts, uncles and cousins who gave their support
and love during his illness; and special friends, Don and Beth Lauer of
Texas.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center,
1730 Marion-Waldo Road, Marion, Ohio 43302, or Lifeline of Ohio, in care
of OSU Medical Center Development, 1375 Perry St., Fifth Floor,
Columbus, Ohio 43201, including the name of the deceased.

LILLIAN I. SMITH
Lillian I. Smith, 81, of Richwood died Tuxesday, May 28, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

LINDA J. TOBIN
Linda J. Tobin, 46, of Marysville died Monday, May 27, 2002, at Mount
Carmel Hospital West in Columbus.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Dec. 22, 1955, in Champaign County to Les Channell and
Janice Harrington.
She is survived by her husband, Scott Tobin; five children, Clayton,
John, Patricia, Tommy and Amber; three grandchildren, Preston, Madison
and Jasmine;
father, Mort Watkins of Urbana; three sisters, Elizabeth Wyatt of
Raymond and Sue and Patty of Urbana; two brothers, Tom Witt of
Springfield and Tony
Witt of Las Vegas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Oak Dale
Cemetery in Urbana. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana.


DOROTHY MARIE HEDGES
Dorothy Marie Hedges, 82, of Radnor died unexpectedly Monday, May 27,
2002, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was a clerk at Sears for 15 yxears and a member of the Radnor
Baptist Church and Prospect Senior Citizens.
She was born June 14, 1919, in Marion County to the late Orlando W. and
Della Mae Beard Fox and was predeceased by four brothers and two
sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Luther whom she married Nov. 24, 1943; a
son, Gary Hedges of Radnor; a daughter, Carol (William) Crawford of
Sycamore;
three grandchildren, Angie, Stacy and Randal Crawford; and a sister,
Ruth Alma (Al) Threlfall of Prospect.
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 the
Radnor Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the
Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Radnor Baptist Church or
Prospect Senior Citizens.


MABEL DAVISON
Mabel Davison, 94, formerly of South Charleston, died Sunday, May 26,
2002, at Heartland of Springfield.
She lived on a farm and was a homemaker her entire life. She enjoyed
flowers, cooking, sewing, crocheting, hand crafts and raising chickens.
She was
especially happy when her family visited. In 1995 she moved to the Grand
Court Assisted Living facility in Springfield where she enjoyed games,
companionship and never having to be alone. She also loved all the
associates at Heartland.
She was born May 7, 1908, to the late Isaac and Minnie Clifton Bond and
was predeceased by a brother, Norman Bond and in 1982 by her husband of
55
years, Virgil Davison.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph (Jane) Davison of Brookville and
Johnny (Virginia) Davison of South Charleston; two daughters, Sharon
(Dave) Tucker of
Hilliard and Louise (Tony) Russell of Irwin; 12 grandchildren, Mike,
Tim, Carl, Bruce, Rachael, Ray, David, Lori, Bill, Chris, Toni and
Cindy; 17
great-grandchildren; four brothers-in law, Ralph, Thad, Orb and Clark
Davison; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Davison; and several nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery
in South Charleston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Rader-Lynch
and Dodds Funeral Home in London.


ELIZABETH "BETSY" CLIPPINGER
Elizabeth "Betsy" Clippinger, 63, of Heath died Friday, May 24, 2002, at
the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Galion.
She retired in 1997 from Rockwell International after 22 years of
service and was a member of the Rockwell Retirees, Rockwell Axlettes and
St. John's
Lutheran Church in Newark.
She was born May 24, 1939, to the late Robert and Maize Householder
Brown.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Clippinger whom she married April
18, 1986; children, Melissa (Randy) Curry of Columbus, Renee (Michael)
Firestone
of Newark, Brian (Stephanie) Burnside of Salt Lake City and Derick
(Donna) Burnside of Ostrander; stepchildren, Lori (John) McCreary, Brad
Clippinger and
Traci (Eric) Byerly of Marysville and Scott Clippinger of Delaware;
grandchildren, Scott, Caroline, Emma, Hannah, Max, Alex, Taylor, Andrew
and Brooke;
step-grandchildren, Ashley, Abbey, Damon, Dustin, Kyleigh and Jake; two
sisters, Linda (Bill) Whitaker of Winterville and Jeannie (Jim) Wilson
of Mount
Gilead; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran
Church, 6004 Linnville Road, Newark. The Revs. Paul Hansen and Don
Shumate
will officiate and burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home,
985 N. 21st
St., Newark.
Condolences may be sent to www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.


JOHN EDWARD WEBB
John Edward Webb, 68, a lifetime resident of the Richwood area, died
Sunday, May 26, 2002, in the Intensive Care Unit of Memorial Hospital of
Union
County after an extended illness.
A dedicated and hard worker, he was employed for more than 33 years as a
welder with Tecumseh Products in Marion. He was a proud member of the
NRA,
Ducks Unlimited, the North American Hunters Association, Union County
Farm Bureau and the Mid-State Radio Association where his handle was
"Spider."
He enjoyed flea markets and the outdoors and was known to be a bit
ornery. He especially enjoyed his family, fishing and taking fishing
trips to Lake Erie,
Michigan and Florida.
He was born Aug. 16, 1933, in the Richwood area to the late Edward and
Garnett S. Fry Webb and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Bob Shaw. He
married
Dorothy M. Hanes May 3, 1952, in Richwood and she died Oct. 19. 1996.
He is survived by four sons, John (Darlene) Webb Jr. of Marysville,
Larry (Letitia) Webb and Earl (Vicki) Webb of West Mansfield and Dan
(Pam) Webb of
Richwood; a daughter, Sharon Bradley of Richwood; 10 grandchildren,
James Allen Webb, Tammy Sue Webb, Larry Gene (Maria) Webb Jr., Melissa
(Dana)
Gamble, Randy Scott Webb, Timothy Lee Webb, Travis Scott Shaw, Tabitha
Lynn Webb, Tasha Renae Webb and Tyler Jay Webb; five
great-grandchildren,
Kyle and Destinee Webb, James Allen Webb Jr. and Patience and Derek
Gamble; two sisters, Shirley (Warren) Levings of Prospect and Delores
(Vic)
McFadden of Indian Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John Cramer will officiate and burial will be at
the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Pall bearers will be John Webb Jr., Larry Webb Sr., Dan Webb, Earl Webb,
James Webb, Larry Webb Jr., Randy Webb, Tim Webb, Dana Gamble and Tyler
Webb.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



MILDRED LUCILE BURDGE WEIST BECK WENIG
Mildred Lucile Burdge Weist Beck Wenig, 96, of LaRue died Saturday, May
25, 2002, in Marysville at the home of her daughter where she had been
living.
She was a 1922 graduate of LaRue High School, attended Bliss College in
Columbus and Marion County Normal School and received a degree in
elementary
education at Bowling Green State Normal College in 1927 and a life
certificate in elementary education in 1931. She taught at Dudley Valley
in 1924 and 1925,
the last year of the one-room schools in Bowling Green Township, then
taught fourth grade in the LaRue Consolidated Schools from 1925 to 1927.
From
1928 to 1933 she taught at Vernon Heights and Forest Lawn elementary
schools in Marion.
She married in 1933 and consequently could not continue to teach, then
resumed teaching in 1952, retiring in 1974 with 30 years of service. She
was a member
of the LaRue United Methodist Church, Mary Martha Circle, Mary Lenox
Chapter 98 OES, Happy Tyme Club, LaRue Senior Citizens, Pythian Sisters
144,
Marion County and Ohio Retired Teachers associations and LaRue Euchre
Club. She was very proud to be the queen of the LaRue Sesquicentennial
at the age
of 95.
She was born Jan. 4, 1906, in Bowling Green Township to the late James
Vesey and Maggie May Harris Burdge and with the exception of going to
college
and vacationing in Canada and Flordia, her entire life was spent in
Marion County. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Nancy Weist; a
son, John Jacob
Weist; a brother, Alonzo Burdge; and a sister, Avonelle Barth. She
married Mac P. Weist in 1933 and he died Aug. 16, 1954. She married
Harry W. Beck
March 29, 1957, and he died Jan. 8, 1964. She married Clifton H. Wenig
Aug. 1, 1983, and he died Sept. 17, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Philip F. (LeAnn) Weist of Green Bay, Wis.,
and James S. (Diane) Weist of Warrenville, Ill.; a daughter, Rosalie Mae
(David K.)
Alltop of Marysville; four stepsons, Henry Wenig of Canal Winchester,
Dwight Wenig of LaRue, George Wenig of North Carolina and Ralph Wenig of
New
Bloomington; 10 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the LaRue United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Edward W. Fugate will officiate and burial
will be at the
LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in LaRue where OES services will be conducted at 8 p.m.
Pall bearers will be Rodney Weist, Todd A. Weist, Mac Weist, Jon Weist,
Jerry Weist and Ray Peters. Honorary pall bearers will be Dwight Wenig,
George
Wenig, Henry Wenig, Ralph Wenig, Ed Mallett and Ron James.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, Loving Care Hospice of
Union County or the Cancer Society.


GERALD B. BUMP
Gerald B. Bump, 78, of Westerville died Friday, May 24, 2002.
He was retired from the Ford Motor Company and was a member of Living
Word Lutheran Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,
serving in
the 306 Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, and was a prisoner of war.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, Susan (John) Umpleby
of Galena and Mary (Allan) McDonald of Plain City; a son, Jerry Bump of
Phoenix,
Ariz.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, Gail
(Rita) Bump of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moreland
Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. The Rev. James Stalder
will officiate.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Living Word
Lutheran Church, 184 Heatherdown Drive, Westerville, Ohio 43081.

DAVID L. BACHMAN
David L. Bachman, 51, of Berea, Ky., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at St.
Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., due to complications from lung
cancer.
He was a computer programmer with Image Entry in Berea and was a member
of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Richmond. He graduated in 1968 from
Fairfield High School in Butler County, Ohio, and attended Luther
College in Decorah, Iowa. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and, with
his computer background, trained future pilots on flight simulators in
the U.S. Navy.
He was born Sept. 19, 1950, in Peoria, Ill., to the Rev. Don R. and
Wilda Gibbon Bachman Sr. who survive in Marysville.
He is also survived by his wife, Alison Koprowicz Marshall Bachman;
three sons, David Anthony Bachman of London, Ky., and Randall John
Bachman and Michael Joseph Bachman of Berea; a stepson, MM1(SS) Bryan K.
(Tina) Marshall of St. Marys, Ga.; a sister, Joan (Bryan) Swenson of
Carrollton, Texas; a brother, the Rev. Don R. (Edie) Bachman Jr. of
Circleville; nieces and nephews, Amber Warnock, Jared and Erik Swenson
and Jamie and Kristin Bachman; three aunts, Marcella (Jack) Bowman of
Columbus, Mary Gibbon of Hemet, Calif., and Jean Bachman of Cable, Wis.;
and two uncles, John S. (Isabell) Bachman of new Port Richey, Fla., and
Dale (Beth) Bachman of Hudson, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Lakes Funeral
Home in Berea. Pastor Andy Rutrough will officiate and friends may call
from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Following cremation, burial will be held at
Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville in the summer.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

RICHARD S. SCHANER SR.
Richard S. Schaner Sr., 77, of Unionville Center died Tuesday, May 21,
2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired locomotive shop foreman having worked 34 years with the
New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroads. He came to Ohio
from Michigan in 1951 to work for the village of Plain City. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a life member and five times past
commander of Darby Post 3268 and a member of American Legion Post 248
and the Military Order of the Cooties. He was a former longtime
Unionville Center Council member, a former trustee of the Pleasant
Valley Fire District Board and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Plain City.
He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing on his boat on
Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. He especially enjoyed the time he spent
camping with his wife, children and grandchildren. His hobbies included
woodworking and attending the tractor pulls at Bowling Green and the
Paul Bunyan festivals at Nelsonville.
He was born April 11, 1925, in Muskegon, Mich., to the late Stephen J.
and Cynthia Matthews Schaner.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine J. "Lena" Hernandez Schaner whom
he married Feb. 28, 1949, in Scottville, Mich.; seven children,
Bernadette C. (Dale) Peterman of London, Richard S. (Debra) Schaner Jr.
of Marysville, Joseph C. (Lynn) Schaner of Mechanicsburg, Robert P.
(Angela) Schaner and Theresa M. (Jim) Weese of Unionville Center, Karl
A. (Deborah Moore) Schaner of North Lewisburg and Mary C. (Mike) Headlee
of Plain City; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Katherine Crosby of Petoskey, Mich., and Joyce Goulet of Ludington,
Mich.; a brother, Gerald (Donna) Schaner of Hart, Mich.; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St.
Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate and burial
will be at the Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center where
military honors will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a prayer service will be
held at 8:30 p.m.
Pall bearers will be Brian Williams, Steve and Jeremy Schaner, Marcus
Young, Eric Schaner, Josh Schaner, Matt Headlee and Billy Weese.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Fire
Department in care of the funeral home.


CARROLL L. "TIPPY" COLLINSON
Carroll L. "Tippy" Collinson, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus,
died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Mount Carmel Medical Center after a
courageous battle with illness for many years.
He was retired after 32 years as a tool machinist with General Motors.
He attended grade school in Peoria and was a graduate of Raymond High
School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS
Louisville during World War II. During his military service, he trained
in the Eddy Program and graduated as an electronic technician. He
oversaw the radio, radar and sonar equipment on board ship. Following
retirement, he took general studies courses at Ohio State University. He
was an avid Ohio State fan and enjoyed reading, target shooting, auto
racing and aviation. He was active throughout his life with the GOP.
He was born March 3, 1917, in Raymond to the late Thomas and Hattie
Tallman Collinson and was predeceased by a daughter and buddy, JoAnn, in
1980.
He is survived by his wife, Pearle Burroughs Collinson whom he married
June 24, 1939, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Ginny (Dick) Sparks of
Marysville; a son, Larry (Jody) Collinson of Senatobia, Miss.; seven
grandchildren, Vicky (John) Burns of Canal Winchester, Homer Ray
Caldwell Jr., Judy (Marvin) McDaniel and Doug (Jackie) Sabins of
Marysville, Larry (Irene) Collinson of Long Island, N.Y., and Michelle
and Kyle Collinson of Senatobia; nine great-grandchildren, Scott, Ryan,
Jason and Courtney Burns of Canal Winchester and Allen and Alexa
McDaniel and Cody, Cory and Mary Sabins of Marysville; and two
sisters-in-law, Elaine Pennington of North Lewisburg and Florence Welch
of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Chaplain Chris Ciampa will officiate and burial will be at
the Raymond Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Pall bearers will be John Burns, Scott Burns, Ryan Burns, Jason Burns,
Kyle Collinson and Marvin McDaniel. Honorary pall bearers will be Homer
Caldwell Jr., Allen McDaniel, Dick Sparks and Homer Caldwell Sr.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA L. COAKLEY
Barbara L. Coakley, 59, of Westerville died unexpectedly Monday, May 20,
2002, at her home.
She was retired after 25 years as an administrative assistant with Ross
Labs. She was a graduate of Byhalia High School and was a devoted
daughter and friend. She was a volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
America and a cancer survivor. She enjoyed traveling with her mother
and, most recently, was a childcare provider for her young cousin,
Dakota.
She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Byhalia and was predeceased in 1971 by her
father, Paul W. Coakley.
She is survived by her mother, Alice Eileen Miller Coakley of
Marysville; a brother, Ronald (Judy) Coakley of Mount Vernon; a niece,
Erin; a nephew, Seth; five aunts, Joanne (Robert) Predmore of
Marysville, Darlene (Bill) Ferryman of Urbana, Maxine Purdy of St. Marys
and Marilyn Coakley and Donna Miller of Marysville; two uncles, Kenneth
(Melba) Coakley of Raymond and Jack (Patsy) Coakley of Florida; and
cousins, Karen Lutz, Jennifer (Mark) Jordan and Dakota Jordan of
Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery beside her
father. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara L. Coakley Memorial
Fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD H. STINEMETZ
Harold H. Stinemetz, 79, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood, died
Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville where he had been a
resident six years.
A longtime farmer, he enjoyed raising hogs and sheep and showing his
livestock at the county fairs. He enjoyed playing practical jokes on his
family and friends.
He was born March 20, 1923, on Sandusky Road near Richwood, the oldest
son of the late Kenneth H. and Anna E. (Beaver) Stinemetz, and was
predeceased by a daughter, Sue Stinemetz.
He is survived by four sons, Bill Stinemetz and Mark (Carol) Stinemetz
of Richwood, Donald Stinemetz of Missouri and John (Lucy) Stinemetz;
three daughters, Patricia (Ed) Cummins of Bellefontaine, Sharon
Stinemetz of Richwood and Anna Denman of Wapakoneta; 17 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Duane, Howard and Glenn
Stinemetz of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. George Freer will officiate and
friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland of Marysville
Activity Fund, 755 S. Plum St., Marysville.



THE REV. CLARENCE A NEWMAN
The Rev. Clarence A. Newman, 76, of Plain City died Saturday, May 18,
2002, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A minister for 45 years, he was senior pastor at Marysville Free Will
Baptist Church. He was raised in Scottown, was a graduate of Monroe High
School in Plumwood and attended Circleville Bible College. He pastored
several churches in Ohio and Arizona and his extensive evangelical work
included building churches and remodeling homes. He was the founder of
many churches and was an encourager for church growth and spiritual
prosperity. His clergy involvement included missions on the state level
for the Free Will Baptist denomination and he served on the Home Mission
Board, was a moderator for the state convention and was a past state
promotion secretary.
He served on the Great Lakes in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
He was a classic car collector, participating in many car shows and
competitions, and was a Grand National winner with his 1969 Mustang
convertible. He enjoyed gospel and country music.
He was born Sept. 30, 1925, in Huntington, W.Va., and was predeceased by
his father, Clarence Elmer Newman; his mother, Edith Faye McCafrey
Newman Runyon; and a half-brother, Don Runyan.
He is survived by his wife, Ollie McGlone Newman whom he married Dec.
11, 1944, in Pomeroy; three daughters, Diana (Bob) Pirkey of Plain City,
Debi (Sterl) Paramore of Cookeville, Tenn., and Denise (Tim) Raburn of
White Bluff, Tenn.; two sons, Jerry (Darlyn) Newman and Jim (Lissy)
Newman of West Jefferson; 16 grandchildren, Jerry (Sarah) Young, Jodi
(Kevin) Ward, Jill (Kevin) Wood, Brian and Brandon Paramore, Ryan,
Bryant, Barrett and Brianna Raburn, Zachary (Elizabeth) Newman, Jason
(Jennifer) Newman, Rachel (John) Stanley, Addie Gayle Newman, Andrea
Murphy, Alecia Newman and Jamie Newman; eight great-grandchildren; a
sister, Mary (Winfred) Conley of Marysville; two half-brothers, Carl
(Bonetta) Runyan of West Jefferson and Fred (Pat) Runyan of London; two
brothers-in-law, Floyd (Lois) McGlone of Thornville and Bruce (Louise)
McGlone of Carter City, Ky.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Marysville
Free Will Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., Marysville, and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call at the
church from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may
be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ALICE N. BRAKE NICOL
Alice N. Brake Nicol, 82, of Marysville died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and former employee of Chenille Products and Bulldog
Electric. A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she enjoyed camping and
sewing.
She was born Aug. 10, 1919, in Marysville to the late Carl A. and Alma
Blumenschein Boerger and was predeceased by a daughter, Genevieve Taylor
and a brother, Fred Boerger. She was also predeceased by her first
husband, Phil Brake and second husband, Harry L.C. Nicol.
She is survived by a son, Richard C. (Kathy) Brake of Marysville;
stepchildren, Joyce (Cliff) Baughman of St. Paris, Carol (Richard)
Tillman, Jane Nicol and David (Deb) Nicol of Marysville and Mark
(Connie) Nicol of Irwin; grandchildren, Bob (Laura) Brake, David (Debra)
Brake, Bryan (Beth) Brake, Doug (Sonya) Brake, Kristy Hamilton, Bret
Taylor, Bart (Diane) Taylor, Connie (Mark) Nicol, Lance (Julie) Taylor
and Leslie (Markus) Martindale; 14 great-grandchildren; eight
step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Kaufman of Milford Center;
and nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. Renee Ahern and Carl Roepcke 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 Ingram Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be the grandsons of the deceased.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Loving
Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

DONALD FULTON MOORE JR.
Donald Fulton Moore Jr., 33, of Richwood died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus from injuries
sustained in an industrial accident on May 9.
He was a 1987 graduate of Fairbanks High School and had worked 13 years
as a material handler for Kern and Kern in Marysville. A dedicated
Jehovah's Witness, he was baptized Dec. 14, 1996, as a member of Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marysville. He was a devoted husband and
father who dearly loved his family and he enjoyed camping and fishing.
He was born June 13, 1968, in Marysville to Donald and Pamela Bolenbaugh
Moore Sr. and they survive. He is also survived by his wife, Amy C.
Britenstine Moore whom he married Sept. 10, 1988, in Marysville; two
children, David, 8, and Maddy, 6; his maternal grandfather, Richard Ted
Bolenbaugh of Marysville; a sister, Patrichia Moore of Raymond; an aunt;
an uncle; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marysville
Kingdom Hall. Bob Graham will officiate.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall, 17700 Echo Drive,
Marysville.

CHARLOTTE E. "LOTTIE" EATON
Charlotte E. "Lottie" Eaton, 76, of North Lewisburg died Monday, May 13,
2002, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother and a homemaker who enjoyed
visiting with family and friends and caring for her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She was a newspaper carrier for the Urbana Daily
Citizen for 23 years.
She was born in Miamisburg to the late Ed and Gertrude Burnside and was
predeceased by two brothers, four sisters; and a great-grandchild,
Trevor Bryant.
She is survived by her husband, Max L. Eaton whom she married Oct. 8,
1943; four daughters, Ann (Gary) Longberry of Huntsville, Joyce (Larry)
Kreis and Debra (Rod) Phipps of Marysville and Cathy Wyant and her
fiancee, Larry, of North Lewisburg; eight grandchildren, Dean Morris,
Doug Bryant, Gary Longberry II, Mike Kreis, Jennifer Barger, Melanie
Martin, Thomas Wyant, Nathan Ormeroid, Tammy Phipps and Brad Phipps; two
step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, Travis and Ondrea
Bryant, Alyssa and Rhoni Martin and Dylan Barger.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral
Home in North Lewisburg and burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Pall bearers were Dean Morris, Gary Longberry, Doug Bryant, Rod Phipps,
Rob Martin and Gary Longberry II.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

MARJORIE PARKER
Marjorie A. McCrone Parker, 65, a lifelong resident of Lorain, died
Monday, May 13, 2002, at her home after a 10-month illness of cancer.
She worked as an assembler at Lorain Technology for 20 years. For 30
years, she was a sports mom and enjoyed reading, cooking, ceramics,
vacationing and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Lorain to the late William and Dorothy
King McCrone and was predeceased by a brother, William "Mickey" McCrone.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leonard Parker; four sons,
David Irish of Marysville and James Parker, Randy Parker and Dick Parker
of Amherst; two daughters, Kathy Brown of Lorain and Lennie Radcliff of
Amherst; nine grandchildren; a brother, Robert McCrone of Amherst; and a
sister, Mary Meldrum of Toledo.
Funeral services will be held at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the
Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway in Lorain, followed
by a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St.
Joseph Drive, Amherst. The Rev. Lawrence Martello will officiate and
burial will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst Township. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe
Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Condolences may be sent to www.gluvna.net.

DALLAS W. GOFF
Dallas W. Goff, 86, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Runnells Specialized
Hospital in Berkeley Heights, N.J., following a short illness.
Born in Broadway, he attended school at God's Bible School in Cincinnati
and furthered his education at Olivet College in Illinois. After
completing basic training during World War II, the Army assigned him to
study the Japanese language at the University of Minnesota. He was a
partner-manager of C.H. Goff and Sons Lumber Company in Broadway and
West Mansfield before moving to Florida in 1956. He was an active member
of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and Lions Club and served
as town treasurer.
After moving from West Mansfield, he was an owner and manager of motels
and gift shops in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and other locations. A
strong believer in the rights of all people, he spoke up for civil
rights during the 1960s. As a result, segregationists attacked his gift
shop in St. Augustine, Fla., and threatened his family and home. He and
his wife, the former Ann Keeney, traveled extensively in the United
States and internationally and retired to Tampa in 1978. Following her
death in 1981, he lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, as well as
Tampa and Orlando. He moved to New Jersey early this year.
He is survived by three sons, Myron Goff of New Providence, N.J., Ronald
Goff of Atlanta, Ga., and Gary Goff of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter,
Teresa Jesse of Mosinee, Wisc.; 11 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Drell Goff of Zanesville and
Delphos Goff of West Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners
Hospital, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612.
Arrangements are being handled by the Brough Funeral Home, 535
Springfield Ave., Summit, N.J.

RUBY RAMEY HICKEY
Ruby Ramey Hickey, 62, of Marysville died Monday, May 13, 2002, at her
home, surrounded by her family and hospice care.
She was a retired Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant and attended True Faith
Baptist Church.
She was born Jan. 22, 1940, in Huntington, W.Va., and was predeceased by
her father, Golden W. Ramey and her husband, Bill Gene Hickey.
She is survived by her mother, Leona Ramey Napier of West Virginia; two
daughters, Renee Hickey of Marysville and Tara (Terry) Sword of
Columbus; a son, William (Vikki) Johnson of Oklahoma; a stepdaughter,
Carol (Roger) Hickey of Cincinnati; two stepsons, Jim (Sara) Hickey and
Stephen (Paula) Hickey of Cincinnati; six sisters, Gladys Robertson,
Ethel Burkes, Pansey Ramey, Phyllis Napier, Marti Long and Shirley
Robertson; two brothers, Andrew Ramey and Golden Ramey Jr.; six
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WYNOLA JEAN "NOLA" WESTER
Wynola Jean "Nola" Wester, 69, of Plain City died today, May 13, 2002,
at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville.
She was born March 5, 1933, in Mount Sterling and worked many years as a
cafeteria aid for Jonathan Alder and Plain City Schools.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Alva and Eva Holbert Archey;
her husband, Lawrence Wester in 1995; a brother, Clyde Archey; and two
sisters, Edith Morris and Helen Archey.
Survivors include her sons, Rick (Amy) Hamby and Ron (Carla) Hamby of
Plain City; stepchildren, Rick (Laura) Wester of Georgia and Linda
(David Harding) Wester of Marysville; grandchildren, Crystal Hamby,
Jamie Hamby and Aaron Hamby; step-grandchildren, Brittney Wester and
Nathan Wester; brothers, Buddy (Carolyn) Archey of West Jefferson,
August (Ruby) Archey of Galloway and Eddie Archey of Athens; and
sisters, Jo (Lee) Hamby of Dublin, Doris (Carl) Prater of West
Jefferson, Betty Boldman of Galloway, Lynn (Dave) Schaffer of Carrol and
Donna Kay (Chuck) Ward of Pataskala.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home
in Plain City. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m.

COLE PAYTON SPRIGGS
Cole Payton Spriggs was stillborn on Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was the son of Steve and Amy Huffman Spriggs of Richwood.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Haley Kathryn;
maternal grandparents, Bill and Chris Huffman of Marysville; paternal
grandparents, Bonnie Spriggs of Marysville and Harold and Janet Spriggs
of Lakeview; two uncles, Bill Huffman and Lucian Huffman of Dublin; two
aunts, Gwen (Bruce) Stayner and Kathy (Greg) Blevins of Ostrander;
great-grandparents, Clarence and Margaret Huffman of Ostrander and Alma
Andrix of Columbus; and many other family and friends.
Private graveside services will be held.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood
Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of the donor's
choice.


FLOYD ROBERT LUX
Floyd Robert Lux, 57, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a retired sales manager. He was a graduate of Cooley High School
in Detroit.
He was born June 7, 1944, in Dearborn, Mich., to Florian A. and Cleta
Ann Clark Lux. His parents survive.
Also surviving is his wife, Brenda, whom he married May 17, 1999; a son,
Adam Lux of Rockwood, Mich.; a daughter, Amy Lux of Monroe, Mich; a step
son, Jim (Dorothy) May of Monroe, Mich; a step daughter, Cindy (Phil)
Balasko of Columbus; four grandchildren, Amanda May, and Chelsea, Jayme
and Daniel Balasko; a brother, Kenneth Lux of Redford, Mich; a sister,
Judy (Tom) Evely of Brighton, Mich. and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home. Friends may call friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.
Burial will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery in Dover Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital of Union County.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


CHARLOTTE E. "LOTTIE" EATON
Charlotte E. "Lottie" Eaton, 76, of North Lewisburg died today, May 13,
2002, in Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
Born in Miamisburg, she was the daughter of Ed and Gertrude Burnside.
She was a devoted wife and wonderful, loving mother, a homemaker who
enjoyed visiting with family and friends, as well as caring for her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a newspaper carrier for
the Urbana Daily Citizen for 23 years.
Survivors include her husband, Max L. Eaton, to whom she was married
Oct. 8, 1943; four daughters, Ann (Gary) Longberry of Huntsville, Joyce
(Larry) Kreis, Debra (Rod) Phipps of Marysville and Cathy (fiancé Larry)
Wyant of North Lewisburg; eight grandchildren, Dean Morris, Doug Bryant,
Gary Longberry II, Mike Kreis, Jennifer Barger, Melanie Martin, Thomas
Wyant, Nathan Ormeroid, Tammy Phipps and Brad Phipps; two step
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, Travis and Ondrea Bryant,
Alyssa and Rhoni Martin and Dylan Barger.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters and one
great-grandchild, Trevor Bryant.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. Burial will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice, 113 S.
Main St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.


ANNA ELIZABETH BENTZ
Anna Elizabeth Bentz was stillborn on Saturday, May 11, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the daughter of Robert and Bethany Hodakievic Bentz of
Marysville.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Madison
Nichole; maternal grandparents, Jim and Joni Hodakievic of Cuyahoga
Falls; paternal grandparents, Dale and Mary Bentz of Tiffin; an aunt,
Natalie Bentz of Westerville; two uncles, John Bentz of Maumee and Peter
(Tamara) Hodakievic of Austin, Texas.
Private graveside services will be held in Tiffin.
Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics Ohio, 3303 Winchester
Pike, Columbus, Ohio 43232.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and will assist with
memorials.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


CLARA MAE BAKER
Clara Mae Baker, 79, of the Essex area died Friday, May 10, 2002, at the
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born March 3, 1923, in Union County to the late Glenn and Carrie
Watering Hines.
A 1940 graduate of Richwood High School, she was a homemaker and devoted
member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect and its Katherine
Luther Circle. After 12 years of service she retired from the Whirlpool
Corp. She enjoyed watching and listening to sports, especially the Reds
and Buckeyes.
Survivors include her husband, Glee E. Baker, whom she married Sept. 27,
1940, in Pomeroy; four sons, Don Baker of Marion, Dennis (Virginia)
Baker of Richwood, Russell (Sheryl) Baker of Forest and Bill (Ceena)
Baker of Delaware; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one
step grandson; and two step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert
(Helen) Hines of Somersville and Glenn (Twila) Hines Jr. of Richwood;
and a sister, Wanda Jane Foreman of Mt. Victory.
Preceding her in death were a grandchild and sister, Helen Boohl.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood. Burial will be in the Price Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen
Bull officiating.
In keeping with her wishes, those who wish may make donations to the
Lutheran Social Services and/or the Lutheran Association of Missionaries
& Pilots.

JUNE 02

HARVEY S. TANNER
Harvey S. Tanner, 79, of Richwood died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.

He was a veteran of the Army and was retired from the village of
Richwood where he worked for 19 years. He was a lifetime member of
Verne I. Mounts American Legion Post 368 in Prospect and the DAV in
Columbus and a member of Richwood VFW Post 870. He was given a lifetime
free pass to the Richwood Fair in appreciation of his many years of work
maintaining the grounds. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting wood.
He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Marion to the late Leroy and Eva Potts
Tanner. He married Wilma Debolt Oct. 7, 1946, and she died May 8, 1999.
He is survived by three sons, Harvey Eugene Tanner of Tampa, Fla., Gary
(Mary) Tanner of Radnor and Jeff Tanner of Richwood; two daughters, Mary
Ann Gibson of Tampa and Peg (Les) Music of Richwood; 16 grandchildren,
Kevin Wood, Tammy (Lacy) Monroe, Shannon Pacha, Lance Pacha, Shawn (Amy)
Pacha, Renee (Brian) Yake, Jason Tanner, Ryan (Theresa) Tanner, Adam,
Eric, John and Christopher Tanner, Harvey Tanner Jr., Georganna Tanner,
Robin Ann Williams and Samuel Allen Gibson; 21 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Helen May of Richwood; three brothers, Clifford Tanner of
Richwood, Richard Turner of Jacksonville, Fla., and Louis (Mary) Tanner
of Richwood; and close family friends, Tim and Ty Holton and June Mann.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Claibourne
Cemetery where Richwood VFW Post 870 will conduct veteran services. The
Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate. There will be no public calling hours.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Fair in care of the
funeral home.


SANDRA E. NEIGHBARGER

Sandra E. Neighbarger, 52, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 25, 2002,
at St. Anns Hospital in Westerville.
She worked as a caseworker for the Franklin County Department of Human
Services.
She was born Nov. 17, 1949, in Mount Vernon to the late Roy and
Katherine Wells Neighbarger and was predeceased by a sister, Melvine
Neighbarger.
She is survived by a son, Joseph (Pamela) Robinson of Mount Vernon; a
daughter, Tara Robinson of Mount Vernon; six granchildren, Mathew,
Trent, Benjamen, Brock, Alexis and Zackery; two sisters, Marla Wright of
Marysville and Barbara (Roderick) Conkle of Melbourne, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gay Street
United Methodist Church chapel in Mount Vernon with the Rev. James Magaw
officiating.
The family asks that no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, Ohio
43302-3807.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio,
43050 is in charge of arrangements.

DALLAS FORD EVANS
Dallas Ford Evans, 70, of Portsmouth, formerly of Lucasville, died
Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at his home.
He was a retired farmer. He attended church regularly and was baptized
at Rarden Church of the Nazarene. He had a wonderful time wherever he
was and enjoyed farming, wood working, fishing and gardening. He greatly
enjoyed sharing his life experiences with children.
He was born April 2, 1932, in Flat Gap, Ky., to the late Benjamin
Franklin and Hazel McKenzie Evans and was predeceased by two brothers,
Bobby B. and Charles Douglas Evans.
He is survived by a special cousin, Catherine Hiles of Portsmouth who
was like a second mother to him; three sisters, Juanita (Earl) Cantrell
and Phyllis (Jim) Hickok of Marysville and Martha (Victor) Holsinger of
Columbus; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the McKinley Funeral
Home in Lucasville. The Rev. Glen Hiles will officiate and burial will
be at the Rockwell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and
11 a.m. to noon Friday.

SARAH WINIFRED SMITH
Sarah Winifred Smith, 101, of Marysville died peacefully Tuesday, June
25, 2002, at her home, surrounded by her family and her special friend
from Windsor Court, Florence Bailey.
She lived on and actively managed the family farm near Unionville Center
until the age of 95. She was a 1918 graduate of Delaware High School,
earned a bachelor of arts degree from Taylor University in 1924 and took
graduate courses at Ohio State University from 1924 to 1936. She taught
high school in Ohio consolidated schools from 1924 to 1936.
She was an editor for the Ohio Historical Survey from 1936 to 1941 and
state editor from 1941 to 1943. She was an assistant in the Ohio
Historical Society Library in 1943 and 1945 and from 1967 to 1968 and
was an Ohio High School assistant editor from 1945 to 1966. She was a
member of the Unionville Center United Methodist Church and the United
Methodist Women and a former member of First Families of Ohio, the Ohio
Historical Society and the Unionville Center Book and Needle Club.
She was born March 15, 1901, in Huntsville to the Rev. Charles G. and
Luella English Smith and was predeceased by her father in 1909; her
mother in 1962; a brother, Edwin Bashford; and two sisters, Lois Eleanor
and Harriet Elizabeth. She married Percy N. Smith in 1942 and he died
July 5, 1983. She will be dearly missed by her loving family, friends
and care givers.
She is survived by two great-grand-nieces, Julie Harris and Robin
Hollander of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and several cousins, Harold "Zeke"
(Susan) Alexander of Marion, Jane Shedlin of Carmel, Calif., and
Marjorie English of Perrysburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Unionville Center
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial
will be at the Darby Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church,
127 Main St., Unionville Center, Ohio 43077

MARY JO SHOFFNER
Mary Jo Shoffner, 81, of Bellefontaine died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
She worked at Mary Rutan Hospital, Standard Overall, the Lutheran Thrift Store, Bellefontaine City Schools and Holiday Inn and was a volunteer at the Friendly Senior Citizen Center. She attended the First Church of God in West Liberty and Bellefontaine and was president of McBeth and Western Schools PTO. She was the last surviving member and president of Harmon Fields Mothers Club and a member of the Daughters of America and the Rake and Hoe Garden Club. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years.
She was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Bellefontaine to the late Emmanuel and Flossie Coil Stoker and was predeceased by two brothers, four sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson. She married Marion Fredrick Shoffner April 7, 1939, in Bellefontaine and he died Feb. 26, 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Fredrick J. (Linda Kay) Shoffner of Bellefontaine and John E. (Marilyn) Shoffner of Marysville; two daughters, Ada Ellen Thames and Joan E. (Pearl) Knox of Bellefontaine; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eliza Easton of Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. Ronald Irick will officiate and burial will be at the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ALMA GERTRUDE MCPHERSON
Alma Gertrude McPherson, 87, of Prospect died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Marion General hospital.
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 26, 1915, in Union County to the late Forrest W. and Anna Taylor Smith and was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. She married George L. McPherson Feb. 14, 1937, and he died in 1999.
She is survived by a son, Sam (Debbie) McPherson of Marion; a daughter, Sondra (Ed) Anderson of Sandusky; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Simmons of Newark; and a special family friend, Ron Vanest of Prospect.
According to the request of the deceased, private family services were held today at the Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel A. Kiger officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church building fund, 203 N. Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342.
Arrangements were handled by the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral home in Prospect.
 

MARY K. DEVINE MCINTIRE
Mary K. Devine McIntire, 86, of Marysville died Sunday, June 23, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a retired cook. She was a 1936 graduate of Marysville High School and a member of the Windsor and Community Senior Citizens, the Windsor Singers and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles and music.
She was born Jan. 9, 1916, on East Fifth Street in Marysville to the late John W. and Josephine Brian Devine and was predeceased by four brothers, John, Robert, James and Francis Devine and her husband, Francis W. McIntire in 1981.
She is survived by a son, William F. McIntire of Marysville; a daughter, Lois (Michael) Smith of Columbus; two brothers, Richard Devine and Paul (Betty) Devine of Marysville; a sister, Margaret Mathys of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Devine of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home where a Holy Rosary service will be conducted at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN E. GARRETT
John E. Garrett, 68, of Marysville died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie M. Garrett; a son, John Jr.; two daughters, Carolee and Theresa; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; a brother; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. The Rev. Pearl Eugene Garrett will officiate and a private interment will be held. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ROBERT E. “BOBBY” DEAN
Robert E. “Bobby” Dean, 61, of Ostrander, formerly of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Zanesville.
He lived most of his life in Marysville and was employed with the Olentangy Restoration Co. of Marion. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Eagles Aerie 0195.
He was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Marysville to William and Jennie Sarver Call Sr. and was predeceased by his mother; a sister, Priscilla Call; and a brother, Paul Dean.
He is survived by a daughter, Michelle (Richard) Heimlich of Cardington; two sons, Ronnie (Tami) Gavula of Raymond and Shane (April) Dean of Marysville; five grandchildren, Will and Zakary Heimlich, Savannah Gavula and Cameron and Alexis Foster; three brothers, Bill Call Jr. of Delaware, Bud Dean of Pennsylvania and John Dean of Florida; a sister, Jennie Vining of Ostrander; and his father of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander with military honors conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to www.BennettBrownRodman.com.

MAURICE B. BLUE
Maurice B. Blue, 83, of Bellefontaine died Monday, June 24, 2002, at his home.
He was retired from Thomas & Marker in Bellefontaine. A 1936 graduate of Zanesfield High School, he was a member of the Zanesfield United Methodist Church, the Logan County Historical Society and American Legion Post 599. He was president of the Zanesfield Chamber of Commerce and the Benjamin Logan Board of Education and was mayor of Zanesfield. He was Master of East Liberty Lodge 247 F&AM and president of the Past Masters Club, Logan County 32 Club and Logan Shrine Club. He was a member of Logan County 85 Royal and Selected Masters Lafayette Chapter 60, Royal Arch Masons, Bellefontaine Commandery 61, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and Antioch Shrine. He will be remembered as a skilled craftsman for his part in restoring the Zane Cabin, Hicksite Church and the Gazebo in the Helen Wonders Blue Park in Zanesfield.
He was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Logan County to the late Lloyd A. and Helen Wonders Blue.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Pauletich Blue whom he married Aug. 5, 1945, in Portland, Ore.; two sons, Dave F. Blue of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Robert M. Blue of Beavercreek; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Nathan) Rausch of Marysville; four grandchildren, Missy Eigenhuis, Emily Rausch, Lisa Rausch and John Rausch; a great-grandchild, Kai Eigenhuis; and a brother, Luther Blue of Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at the Zanesfield Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Revs. Roger Ashley and Keith Matthews will officiate and burial will be at the Zanesfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to TriCare Hospice.

THELMA STIERHOFF BEENEY ELDRIDGE
Thelma Stierhoff Beeney Eldridge, 80, of Jelloway, formerly of the
Richwood area, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the Country Meadow Care
Center in Belleville.
She was retired from the General Telephone Company in Marion after 20
years of service and during World War II had worked at the former Scioto
Ordnance Plant in Marion for the war effort. She was a member of the
Richwood First United Methodist Church and the Jelloway United Methodist
Church and had been active as a leader in the Richwood area with 4-H and
Girls Scouts.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and traveling to Florida
and to antique engine shows with both of her husbands.
She was born Oct. 18, 1921, in Taylor Township, Union County, to the
late Alfred and Matilda Kleiber Stierhoff and was predeceased by a
brother, Edward Stierhoff; and a sister, Christine Burnside. She married
Richard Beeney in 1939 and he died in 1971. She married Luther Eldridge
in 1979 and he died in 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Tom) Frank of Norwalk and
Peggy (Jeff) Strong of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Helen Eldridge of
Richwood; three grandchildren, Jessi Frank of Norwalk, Reed (Jody)
Strong of Waynesville and Peter Strong of Arlington, Va.; two sisters,
Lucille (Hurd) Cowgill of Richwood and Alice Courter of Raymond; a
brother, Gerald Stierhoff of Bellefontaine; a step-granddaughter, Paula
(Ron) Moccabee of Richwood; two step-great-grandchildren, Logan and
Haylee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Fair for 4-H
programs; the Richwood Civic Center; or the Autism Research Institute in
care of the funeral home.


CLYDE G. "PETE" WATERS
Clyde G. "Pete" Waters, 74, a resident of East Liberty since 1966, died
peacefully at his home Friday, June 21, 2002, after a short battle with
cancer.
He retired in 1966 from the U.S. Navy after a 20-year career as a boiler
technician. He served on 10 ships during his years of service and was a
veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After his
retirement, he moved to East Liberty to be near his parents and worked
as a part-time painter. He was a proud veteran and a member of
Bellefontaine American Legion Post 173. He especially enjoyed spending
time with his close friends and playing cards.
He was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Columbus to the late Okey and Florence
Viola Jacob Waters and was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Jean Waters.

He is survived by five sons, David, Bruce, Steve, Clyde Jr. and Timothy
Waters of Franklin, Mass.; a daughter, Sandy Waters of Franklin; his
former wife, Eileen Morse Waters of Franklin; and many close friends in
the area.
Funeral services were held today at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield and burial was at the East Liberty
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tricare
Hospice or American Legion Post 173 in care of the funeral home.


R. MARIE WOYAN

R. Marie Woyan, 97, of Delaware died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the
Sarah Moore Home.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Delaware since 1933.
She was born May 21, 1905, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Easom
Henry and Victoria Taylor Mayes and was predeceased by a son, Jessie Jr.
in 1941; an infant daughter; 12 brothers and sisters; and her husband,
Jessie in 1965.
She is survived by a daughter, Hester Thomas of Delaware; three
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral
Home in Delaware and burial was at the Radnor Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union
St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.BennettBrownRodman.com.

CLYDE G. "PETE" WATERS
Clyde G. "Pete" Waters, 74, a resident of East Liberty since 1966, died
peacefully at his home Friday, June 21, 2002, after a short battle with
cancer.
He retired in 1966 from the U.S. Navy after a 20-year career as a boiler
technician. He served on 10 ships during his years of service and was a
veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After his
retirement, he moved to East Liberty to be near his parents and worked
as a part-time painter. He was a proud veteran and a member of
Bellefontaine American Legion Post 173. He especially enjoyed spending
time with his close friends and playing cards.
He was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Columbus to the late Okey and Florence
Viola Jacob Waters and was predeceased by a daughter, Sandy.
He is survived by five sons, David, Bruce, Steve, Clyde Jr. and Timothy
Waters of Franklin, Mass.; his former wife, Eileen Morse Waters of
Franklin; and many close friends in the area.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Richard Genzman, pastor of the First English Lutheran Church of
Marysville and chaplain with the Ohio Army National Guard, will
officiate. Burial will be next to his parents at the East Liberty
Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the Logan
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tricare
Hospice or American Legion Post 173 in care of the funeral home.


HARRY B. PARROTT SR.
Harry B. Parrott Sr., 97, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday, June
13, 2002, at Bayfront Medical Center.
Born in Union County, he went to St. Petersburg in 1984 from Cleveland
where he was pastor of Garfield Trinity Baptist Church. He attended
Denison University and graduated from the United Theological Seminary in
Dayton. He was a Mason, a member of American Baptist Church of the
Beatitudes in St. Petersburg and the author of several books.
He is survived by two daughters, Winona Patrick of Damascus, Md., and
Kay Tokar of Saratoga, Calif.; two sons, the Rev. Dr. Harry Parrott Jr.
of St. Petersburg, Fla., and David Parrott of Garfield Heights; 14
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Parrott of
Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the
Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church. The Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood is in charge of local arrangements.

LLOYD R. BOYUM
Lloyd R. Boyum, 39, of Marysville died Friday, June 7, 2002, in
Columbus.
He was born Jan. 1, 1963, in International Falls, Minn., the New Year's
baby of the year. He grew up and attended school in the Falls,
graduating in 1981. He lived there for 15 years, starting his own
trucking company. He later moved to Marysville with his soulmate of 12
years, Sherry, and son, Eric.
A truck driver and concrete finisher, he loved to landscape and had a
passion for flowers. He was an avid Minnesota Viking fan. His morning
prayer was "Aggravation, aggravation ready, begin."
He was predeceased by a niece, Mauricia Bowman.
He is survived by Sherry; Eric; his parents, Glenn Boyum of
International Falls and Betty (Frank) Janson of Elk River; his
stepfather, John Janson of Elk River; a brother, Brian (Tari) Boyum of
Elk River; two sisters, Lisa (Steve) Caulfield of Burnsville and
Jennifer (Chuck) Bowman of Big Lake; his grandmother, Vivian Boyum of
International Falls; three nieces; five nephews; and many aunts and
uncles.
Funeral services were held June 13 in International Falls and the
Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc. was in charge of arrangements.


CARL O. WHITFORD
Carl O. Whitford, 63, of Marysville, formerly of Kansas, died Tuesday,
June 18, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired railroader and a 1956 graduate of Arkansas City High
School in Kansas.
He served in the Army Reserves for nine years and began his working
career as a linotype newspaper operator. He was a production manager of
Prestige Cabinet Company of Neodesha, Kan., before becoming a brakeman,
switchman, conductor and engineer with the Burlington Northern Railroad
from which he retired July 28, 2000. A hunter and fisherman, he was a
member of the National Rifle Association, National Wildlife Federation,
Wildlife Forever and the Bassmaster Association. He enjoyed the music of
Ray Stevens, Jerry Clower and Rodney Carrington.
He was born July 28, 1938, in Arkansas City and was predeceased by his
father, Charles Otis Whitford and his mother, Hazel Sturgis.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie whom he married April 15, 1961, in
Arkansas City; three sons, Andrew Ray (Michele) Whitford of Zanesfield,
Aaron Charles (Tammy) Whitford of Lusby, Md., and Casey Whitford of
Columbus; four grandchildren, Anthony Jordan and Kyle Joseph Whitford of
Zanesfield and Tyson Charles and Tyler James Whitford of Lusby; a
sister, Pearl (Allen) Watkins of St. Augustine, Fla.; his mother-in-law,
Verna Coffey of Arkansas City; a sister-in-law, Patricia Webb of
Arkansas City; and his Waffle House coffee drinking buddies, Dick
Cameron, Dave Rittenhouse, Loren Bishop, Joe Litten, Harry Miller and
Gene Atherton of Marysville.
Bob Moore will officiate at a memorial service to be held at 1 p.m.
Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARTHA VIRGINIA "MARTHY" AMRINE
Martha Virginia "Marthy" Amrine, 72, of Marysville died Tuesday, June
18, 2002, at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family following a
lengthy battle with cancer.
A loving and devoted homemaker, she was formerly employed with Chenille
Products Inc. She enjoyed fishing, making quilts and spending time with
her family.
She was born May 12, 1930, in Grantsville, W.Va., to the late Howard and
Hazel Narr Starcher Murphy. She was married by the Rev. W.R. Sturgell to
Dale Amrine Dec. 12, 1946, in Greenup, Ky., and he died April 22, 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Angela Lynn (Daniel Slane) Flanery of
Marysville; a son, Gene Autry (Teresa) Amrine of Cleveland; three
grandchildren, Gene Amrine Jr., Danielle Amrine and Cory A. Slane; two
brothers, Donald (Shirley) Murphy of London and Gene (Vesta) Murphy of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Butch Wampler will officiate and burial will be
at the Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home

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ALICE MAY MILLER MOODY
Alice May Miller Moody, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Zanesville, died
Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Milcrest Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was a longtime resident of Zanesville, had lived in Westerville and
was a resident of Marysville for the past 1 1/2 years. She was a
homemaker and a waitress and attended the Zanesville Lutheran Church for
many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had a
special gift for cross stitching, crafts and ceramics. She had a special
love for animals, particularly cats and dogs, and she enjoyed watching
Animal Planet on television.
She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Zanesville to the late Fred and Eva Baine
Rudinger and was predeceased by a son, Stephen H. Miller on March 12,
1978, and her stepmother, Vivian Rudinger. She married Howard H. Miller
in January 1944 and he died Sept. 13, 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Vivian (George) Meredith of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Marcia Miller of West Palmetto, Fla.; grandchildren,
Stephen Scott Miller, Christine Michelle (David) Miller and Steven
Marcus (Billie Jo Sewell) Meredith; two great-granddaughters, Aurora
Alexis Sewell-Meredith and Miranda Miller; a great-grandson, Zachary
Chase Miller; two brothers, Kenny Rudinger of California and George
(Georgetta) Rudinger of Columbus; several nieces and nephews; and her
former husband, Robert Moody.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. James Stauffer will officiate and
burial will be at Blenden Central Cemetery in Westerville at the
convenience of the family. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.


VERNA F. HORCH
Verna F. Horch, 92, of Marysville died Monday, June 17, 2002, at her
home.
She was a homemaker and a former bookkeeper at O.M. Scott and Sons. She
was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Lutheran Church
Women and a longtime member of the McGuffey Literary Club. She enjoyed
crocheting, needlepoint and quilting.
She was born Nov. 2, 1909, in Union County, the only child of the late
Phillip J. and Mary Grauman Ell and was predeceased by her husband,
Melvin G. "Charlie" Horch on Dec. 20, 1965.
She is survived by two sons, Harold L. (Becky) Horch and Thomas J.
(Jeanne) Horch of Marysville; five grandchildren, Kim, Steve, Kellie,
Jennie and Mollie Horch; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Harley
Horch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Trust Fund
A. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

THOMAS BREESE COONS
Thomas Breese Coons, 67, of Marion died Friday, June 14, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a retired cabinet maker and attended the Byhalia Friends Church.
He was born April 13, 1935, in Marion to Herbert H. and Ona Fay Breese
Coons and was predeceased by his father and a sister, Jane Cattell.
He is survived by his mother; three daughters, Jan (Jerry) Smith of
Dayton, Diana Greenland of Richwood and Pam (Bob) Ingle of Shawnee,
Kan.; a son, Curt (Melissa) Emmons of Findlay; a sister, Mary (Skip)
Carey of Byhalia; and a brother Jim (Karen) Coons of Mount Victory.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will
be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

GERALD MAURICE "BUDDY" STARKS
Gerald Maurice "Buddy" Starks, 61, of rural Richwood died Saturday, June
15, 2002, at his home surrounded by his family following a 20-month
battle with cancer.
He retired in 2000 from the Scotts Company in Marysville after 20 years
of service. He served in the Army Reserves, was a member of the Allen
Chapel A.M.E. Church in Marysville and was a very talented handyman,
helping many people in the area with all sorts of jobs. He had
previously owned and operated Starks Body Shop in Marion.
Some of the joys in his life were his horses, Bud and Bill, with which
he pulled his Amish buggy. Some people in the area called him the "black
Amishman." He also enjoyed the outdoors, farming and being with his
family.
He was born Dec. 25, 1940, in Cincinnati to Lee West and Margaret Todd
Starks and was predeceased by his father and a brother, Tommy Starks.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Sims Starks whom he married Aug. 6,
1960, in Marion; his mother of Raymond; two daughters, Eugenia Anne
(Fred Carson) Biggs of Springfield and Tracey Lynne (Jerry) Tucker of
Dayton; a son, Robbin Maurice (Terry) Starks of Dayton; three
grandchildren, Marcus Biggs, Tameka Cheeks and Jerald Cheeks; a
great-grandson, Devon Maurice Biggs; four brothers, the Rev. Lee (Lisa)
Starks of Marion, Jeffrey (Sonya) Starks and Ted Starks of Raymond, Greg
(Chris) Starks of Richwood; a sister, Maxine Corley of Columbus; and
special friends, Don (Bev) Barnes and Frank (Dot) Henson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist
Church in Marion. The Rev. Wallace Hazard will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CLARA MAE FORD
Clara Mae Ford, 84, of Hartford City, Ind., died Friday, June 14, 2002,
at Miller's Merry Manor in Hartford City after a long illness.
A homemaker, she was co-owner with her husband of Fordie's Drive-In in
Hartford City.
She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the
Altar-Rosary Society and was a charter member of the St. Anne Study
Club. She was also a member of the Progressive Homemaker Club.
She was a 1935 graduate of Union Rural High School, Milford Center, and
attended Bliss College in Columbus. She had lived in Hartford City since
1946.
She was born May 29, 1918, in Union County to the late Harry and Lelah
Overacker Paver and was predeceased on March 28, 1999, by her husband,
Lowell D. Ford whom she married Feb. 12, 1942, in Covington, Ky.; a son,
Tim Ford; and a sister, Ruth Rider.
Surviving are two sons, Jerry (Mary) Ford of Hartford City and Jack
(Mary) Ford of Harvey, La; a daughter, Debbie (Jim) Ehrhart of Hartford
City; four brothers, Charles Paver and Harry (Phyllis) Paver of
Marysville, Richard (Gwen) Paver of Amarillo, Texas, and Ted (Delores)
Paver of Hartford City; a sister, Dolly Lou Gibson of El Paso, Texas,
and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the
Evangelist Catholic Church, 209 S. Spring St., Hartford City. The Rev.
Robert Moran will officiate and burial will be at the Hartford City
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 9:30 a.m.
on Thursday at the Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford
City. A Christian Wake service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made in the form of masses or to St.
John's School Trust Fund. Cards will be available at the funeral

CAMBRON F. "CAM" RUCKER
Cambron F. "Cam" Rucker, 61, of Marysville died Wednesday, June 12,
2002, at the Ohio State University Medical Center surrounded by family
and friends.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a well-known
musician in the central Ohio area. After retiring from the Nestle
Company, he was a Honda of America associate since 1982 and maintained a
perfect attendance record. The company's VIP recognition program
recently awarded him a new Honda in honor of his work accomplishments.
A gifted pianist and recording artist, he entertained as a member of
several local bands throughout the years, most notably with "Cam Rucker
and the Midnight Express." He and his fellow musicians, his wife Brenda,
Steve Kreis, Fred Ahlborn and Joe Elk performed a variety of dance and
dinner music, including 40s music, jazz, blues and country.
He was a 1959 graduate of Marysville High School and a member of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church. He was an inspiring optimist
and motivational speaker and enjoyed billiards and playing cards.
He was born June 10, 1941, in Newark to the late Lessell and Helen Fouch
Rucker and was predeceased by a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher and a
special brother-in-law, Chuck Sullivan.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Joyce Corbin Rucker whom he married
Feb. 23, 1975, at the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville; two
daughters, Tami (David) Speicher and Sonja (John Harvey) Boerger of
Marysville; a son, Jerry (Jenny) Allen of Mechanicsburg; five
grandchildren, Lance Cpl. Aaron M. Boerger of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
Lydia and Caleb Speicher and Robert L. Boerger of Marysville and Nash
Allen of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Cathy (Don) Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.;
three sisters-in-law, Sharon Sullivan of Marysville and Janet (Rick)
DeShazer and Barbara Wilson of Glendale, Ariz.; three brothers-in-law,
Wayne (Liz) Corbin of West Mansfield and Robert (Carolyn) Corbin and
Dale (Mary Ann) Corbin of Marysville; his mother- and father-in-law,
Dorothy and Marvin Cooperider of Marysville; a cousin, Urma Mains of
Portsmouth; special friends, Walt and Rosemary Smith; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cam Rucker Memorial Piano Fund
for the purchase of a new piano for Navin Elementary School.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN CARL "TUDE" RISTER
John Carl "Tude" Rister, 68, of Marysville and Peoria died June 13,
2002, at the home of his daughter near Bellefontaine.
He was employed by O.M. Scotts in the processing department for 20 years
and was a milk hauler for Everett Smalley. He worked for area farmers
and Connolly Construction. He enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling on TV,
playing euchre and spending time with his family. He enjoyed socializing
at Herschel's and Hermie's Home Restaurant.
He was born Sept. 11, 1933, in Plain City to the late Brady and Edna
England Rister Sr. and was predeceased by an infant son, Carl Eugene
Rister; a daughter, Kathy Ellen Rister; three brothers, Manuel, Brady
Jr. and Frank Rister; and a sister, Mary Ruth Lockwood.
He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Mary Sarver Rister
whom he married Oct. 6, 1956, in Terre Haute, Ind.; two daughters,
Patricia "Patty" (Jim) Warren of Bellefontaine and Karen (Larry) Payne
of Plymouth, Ind.; three sons, Randy Rister of Michigan, Rick Rister of
New Mexico and John Rister Jr. of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Kern and Rose (Lee) Adkins of
Marysville; two brothers, Ralph (Karen) Rister of Pickerington and Dick
(Ruby) Rister of Dayton; a special mother-in-law, Francis Sarver of
Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home and burial will be at the family plot at the Raymond
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.

CHARLES G. "CHUCK" PHILLIPS
Charles G. "Chuck" Phillips, 85, of North Palm Beach, Fla., died
Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at his home.
He was a 1939 graduate of Ohio State University and retired to Florida
in 1978 after 33 years of service with the U.S. Soil Conservation
Service as a soil conservationist.
He was born in Lilly Chapel.
A devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Rita M. Tillman Phillips; four daughters, Connie (Les) Dyer of Atlanta,
Ga., Patty (Dwight) Brown of Del Rio, Texas, Debbie J. Phillips of
Shalimar, Fla., and Amy (Steve) Gagnon of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a
son, Greg (Brenda) Phillips of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a brother,
Robert Phillips of London, Ohio; two sisters, Marge Becker and Thelma
Bell of London; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private family gathering and service will be held Saturday at the
Northwood Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, Fla. Local arrangements are
being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home.

NOREEN MCPHERSON
Noreen McPherson, 74, of Prospect died early Tuesday June 11, 2002, at
her home after a battle with cancer.
She was a homemaker and a 1946 graduate of Green Camp High School. She
enjoyed auto racing, especially NASCAR, and her favorite driver was Dale
Earnhardt. She enjoyed all sports and followed Ohio teams, from high
school to professional. In the last few years she has greatly enjoyed
watching and reading about the Prospect American Legion Post 368
baseball team.
She was born in Hepburn Feb. 15, 1928, to the late Alvin K. "Tom" and
Ruby E. Fetter Thompson.
She was very proud when she and her husband, Donald A. "Ted" McPherson,
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 2000.
She is survived by her husband of Prospect; a son, Dennis A. McPherson
of Prospect; a stepson, David E. (Carolyn) McPherson of Marion; a
step-granddaughter, Theresa McPherson of Marion; a sister, Mozelle Sands
of Richwood; and two brothers, Tommy A. (Florence) Thompson and James K.
Thompson of Richwood.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Prospect
Cemetery. The Rev. Tom Lasley will officiate and friends may call from 6
to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice at 278
Barks Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.


HENRY "HANK" STRAWSER
Henry "Hank" Strawser, 83, of Marysville died unexpectedly Saturday,
June 8, 2002, at his home.
He was employed for many years in the electrical department at the OSU
Hospital. He enjoyed antique guns and hunting.
He was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Plain City to the late Lewis and Della
Wright Strawser and is survived by 15 cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City. The Rev. Virgil Hamilton will officiate.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

DIANNE N. BURNS
Dianne N. Burns, 72, of Plain City died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her
home in Chuckery in Union County.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was an integral part of her
family's farm operation and an active member of her church and
community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville since 1954, had served as deacon and was active in many
church activities. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapter 56 Order of the
Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron in 1954 and as District 18
President in 1959. She was a member and past officer of the Union County
General Health District Board from 1992 to 2001 and was a former member
of the Tri-County Community Action Agency board. She recently retired
from the Union County Board of Elections and was a longtime poll worker
for the Darby South precinct. She was a longtime member and former
treasurer of The Book Club.
She was born in Madison County July 26, 1929, to the late Ella Maud
Hamilton Bumgardner and was predeceased by her mother- and
father-in-law, Walter M. and Maude Ellen King Burns.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walter M. Burns whom she
married Jan. 24, 1948, in Arlington, Ohio.; two daughters, Waltalu Burns
(Alex) Novak of Sylvania and Marilyn Burns (Stephen) Sumpter of Suwanee,
Ga.; and two grandchildren, Trenten Burns Novak and Cara Burns Novak.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb III will officiate 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 at the Underwood Funeral Home
where an Eastern Star memorial service will be held at 5:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VIRGINIA "GINNY" MARIE SHIRK LOCKWOOD
Virginia "Ginny" Marie Shirk Lockwood, 84, of Marysville and a lifetime
resident of Union County, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Heartland of
Marysville.
She retired from United Telephone Company where she was a phone operator
for 31 years. She belonged to the United Telephone Pioneer Club. She was
a member of Marysville First United MethodistChurch and Windsor and
Community Seniors where she was a charter member, former trustee and one
of the founders of the activities program in 1980. Quite athletic in her
teens and young adult life, she was an accomplished bowler in the mid
50's. She was a member of the 600 Club and was a former Union County
Women's Bowling Champion. She enjoyed fishing and was a member of the
Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. She liked putt putt golf and
traveling. She was a 1935 graduate of Raymond High School where she
excelled in basketball and continued playing on a countywide traveling
team following graduation.
She was born Dec. 12, 1917, in Raymond to the late Thomas George and
Nancy Mardotha Garner Shirk and was predeceased in 1982 by her husband,
V. Warren Lockwood; and a brother, Rexall R. Shirk.
She is survived by three daughters, Shelby Jackson of Essex, Karen Berry
and Judy Lockwood, both of Gahanna; 11 grandchildren, Brenda (Luther)
Guisinger of Essex, Jeri (Tom) Kelser of Westerville, Sara (Glenn)
Foreman of Mount Victory, Robert Jackson of Richwood, Judy (John)
Millington of Marion, Richard (Beth) Berry and Randy (Tammy) Berry, both
of Florida, Kelly Black, Debby (Charles) Cline and Scott Berry, all of
Columbus and Lisa Tillman of Gahanna; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great
great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Parker and Sara Shirk, both of
Marysville; two brothers, Thomas (Bertha) Shirk of Prospect and Bernard
(Patricia) Shirk of Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Rev.
Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery
beside her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.

DIANNE N. BURNS
Dianne N. Burns, 72, of Plain City died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her
home.
She is survived by her husband, Walter M. Burns and two daughters,
Waltalu Novak and Marilyn Sumpter.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday
at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD TILLIS
Richard Tillis, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Tuesday,
June 4, 2002, at his home.
He retired in 1977 from General Motors after 31 years as a machinist. He
attended the First Baptist Church of Marysville and was a former member
and deacon of Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church and Williams Road
Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and his
grandchildren.
He was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Chillicothe to the late Jesse and Flora
Waits Tillis and was predeceased by an infant brother; infant sister;
granddaughter, DeVon Young; brother, Leroy Tillis; sister, Nancy
Harmount; and in 1989 by his wife, Hazel.
He is survived by five daughters, Patricia Duffey of Marysville, Jeanie
Ruder of Raymond, JoAnna (James) Wheeler of Alabama, Linda (Ralph) Hay
of Kentucky and Terri (Fred) Thompson of Kentucky; a son, Roger
(Alberta) Tillis Sr. of Columbus; 23 grandchildren, Sherri Greene, Lance
and Dustin Young, Vicki Shay, Christy Thompson, Michelle Garris, Kelli
Roe, Angie Smith, John and Bill Hay, Connie Stephens, Becky Hamric, Kim
Hagens, Paula Marsh, Susan Ruder, Freddie, Eddie and John Thompson,
Melissa DeVault, Brenda Williams and Roger Jr., Richard and David
Tillis; 41 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a
brother, Donald (Dorothy) Tillis of New Rome; two sisters, Florence
Crowder of Florida and Grace Peters of Londonderry; and many other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist
Church of Marysville. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial
will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MICHAEL LANGHIRT
Michael Langhirt, infant baby boy of Alan Q. and Cynthia Atkinson
Langhirt of Marysville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.
He is survived by his parents; a brother, Dustin; grandparents, Jim and
Dixie Atkinson of Marion and Bob and June Langhirt of Worthington; aunts
and uncles, Debbie (Rick) Fulton and David (Tracy) Atkinson of Marion;
John (Lori) Langhirt of Hilliard and Steve Langhirt and Aaron (Mandy)
Langhirt of Worthington; a cousin, Kimberly Langhirt; a
great-grandfather, Gerald Armstrong of Marion; and great-grandmothers,
Beatrice Grear of Marion and Mary Wolfe of Coshocton.
Graveside services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Millcreek
Township Cemetery near Marysville with the Rev. George Parsons
officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

MARTHA ANN STRICKLER
Martha Ann Strickler, 89, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was retired as a legal secretary with the Nationwide Insurance Co.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Strickler
She is survived by her son, Stephen Strickler; two grandsons, Wesley and
Eric Strickler; three nieces, Maryland Canfield, Barbara Hegler and
Juanita McGowen; a nephew, Dan Ditter; a good friend and loved one, Kim
Fields; and many relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Grace
Brethren Church, 7510 E. Broad St., Columbus.
Arrangements are being handled by the Schoedinger East Chapel.


AMOS WINTERS GILBERT
Amos Winters Gilbert, 83, of Marysville died Monday, June 3, 2002, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after an illness of 2 1/2 years.
He was retired with 20 years of service as an inspector of highways with
the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was formerly employed for 10
years as a Prudential Life Insurance agent and worked part-time for
seven years with the Postle-Hale Funeral Home. During World War II, he
served his country as an electrician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
He was a 60-year member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed antique
and coin collecting. His greatest joy came from spending time with his
family.
He was born Sept. 4, 1918, in North Lewisburg to the late Ralph and
Myrtle Bump Gilbert and was predeceased by a brother, Gene Gilbert; and
a sister, Emma Woodruff.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Ethel Yarrington
Gilbert to whom he was married Nov. 7, 1942, in a double-wedding
ceremony with his brother-in-law, Dr. E.A. "Bud" and Christine Wilson
Yarrington; two daughters, Sandra (Ron) Hudson of West Mansfield and
Nancy (Ron) Price of Marysville; a son, George (Kathy) Gilbert of
Newark; eight grandchildren, Tony Hudson, Rick (Lori) Hudson, Mike
(Sheila) Hudson, Brewster, Cori, Jamie and Kaci Price and Devin Gilbert;
13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Private services will be held Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. No calling hours will be
observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures,
Loving Care Hospice or the American Heart Association in care of the
funeral home.

EVELYN R. POLAND
Evelyn R. Poland, 77, of Milford Center died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Chapel in Milford Center and
VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary in Marysville. She was a loving and caring
mother and grandmother.
She was born Oct. 15, 1924, in West Jefferson to the late Jacob M. and
Ruth N. Price Frey. She married Howard T. "Ted" Poland Dec. 15, 1945, in
Urbana and he died April 10, 1989.
She is survived by a son, Larry A. Poland and his fiancee Diana Iiams of
Raymond; two grandchildren, Lori A. and Marc A. Poland; and three
sisters, Pauline Beachy and Mary Dietsch of West Jefferson and Doris Way
of Phoenix, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Revs. Chris Polley and Steve Wood will officiate and burial
will be at the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 37th Division Historical
Association in care of the funeral home.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN "FRANK" LONG
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Long, 86, of Plain City died Saturday, June 1,
2002, at Doctors Hospital West.
He was a retired Union County farmer who was a hard worker, was
fantastic at raising children and very much enjoyed his time with his
grandchildren. He was a charter member of Heartland Union Freewill
Baptist Church.
He was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Lilly Chapel to the late Elmer and Mattie
Vandene Finks Long and was predeceased by three brothers; four sisters;
and a son-in-law, Richard "Dick" Wilcox.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lena Alice Woodruff Long whom he
married Aug. 24, 1937, at Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis; 16 children,
Peggy Wilcox, Roger (Patty) Long, Jane (Joe) Berry and Tim (Pam) Long of
Marysville; Patty (Gene) VanHoose, Phyllis (Joe) Calle, Frank (Jean)
Long, John (Brenda) Long, Jack (Cindy) Long, Jerry (Debbie) Long and
Tina Long of Plain City, Steve Long of Milford Center, Linda (Dick)
Morris of West Jefferson, Bob (Barbara) Long of Irwin, Tom (Janet) Long
of London and Alice (Charles) Renn of Glenn Ellyn, Ill.; 35
grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heartland Union
Freewill Baptist Church, 9720 Route 161, Plain City. Pastors Dana Booth
and James Price will officiate and burial will be at the Hampton
Cemetery in West Jefferson. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.

CHARLES L. "CHARLEY" DAVIDSON
Charles L. "CharleY" Davidson, 43, of North Lewisburg died unexpectedly
Friday, May 31, 2002, as a result of a motorcycle accident.
He was the owner and operator of Charley's Clown Around Ice Cream and
was interested in primitive living.
He was born in Marysville to Robert M. and Dorothy M. Knapp Davidson and
they survive in North Lewisburg. He is also survived by his fiancee,
Kathy Rider of Marysville; two daughters, Rebecca Leigh and Hannah
Marie; three brothers, Keith Wayne Davidson and friend Debbi Cassity of
North Lewisburg; Kevin Leroy Davidson and partner Eric Barnes of Houston
and Jerry Edward (Charlotte Renee) Davidson of Milford Center; a sister,
Diana Lynn (Thomas) Ferrell; a niece, Abigail Davidson; nephews, Rex
Allen (Trina) Davidson, Aaron Jay (Angela) Davidson, James Gregory Baker
and Kristoffer Lee (Teresa) Baker; two great-nephews and five
great-nieces; aunts and uncles, Lena Marie Davidson Ray of Kenton,
Clarence William Davidson of Forest, Glen Knapp of Kirkpatrick, Phillip
Knapp of Monnette, Garry Knapp of Bucyrus, Judy Knapp Blaskis of Lake
Milton and Linda Knapp of Ashley; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Robert Custer will officiate
and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call
from 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Tuesday.

MABEL LUCILLE SILER MILLER
Mabel Lucille Siler Miller, 91, of Prospect died Thursday, June 27,
2002, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Radnor Baptist Church, Dorcas
Mission Society, AARP and Prospect Senior Citizens and a lifetime member
of the Marion County Historical Society.
She was born Nov. 24, 1910, in West Manchester to the late Howard and
Myrtle Howell Siler 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. She married Kenneth H.
Miller Sept. 23, 1930, in Harrisburg, Ind., and he died July 2, 2001.
She is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Miller (Gene) Hack of Hyatts
and Glenna Miller Jarvis of McArthur; 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 caregivers, Chloe Hedges, Sharma Gatton, Kathleen Snyder,
Kathy Wright, Helen Woods and Louise Steedley.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Radnor
Baptist Church. The Rev. Frank Busbey will officiate and burial will be
at the Wares Chapel Cemetery in West Manchester. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady Memorial
Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015, or the Radnor
Baptist Church, 4050 Radnor Road, Radnor, Ohio 43066.

MARY MARTHA MCMAHON
Mary Martha McMahon, 94, of Marysville died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville and
a 50-year member of Mary Chapter 9 OES of Marysville.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Dalton McMahon, and two
brothers.
She is survived by a daughter, Eileen Kinsey of Westerville; a
granddaughter, Pamela (Larry) Betts of Westerville; two
great-grandchildren, Heidi (Scott) Spiers of Hilliard and Eric Betts of
Westerville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United
Methodist Church of Marysville. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior
to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
The Hill Funeral Home in Westerville is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN B. HODGES
John B. Hodges, 81, of Delaware died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his home.
He was a 1938 graduate of Ostrander High School and a World War II Navy
veteran. He was a farmer and retired in 1985 after 32 years as a school
bus driver for the Buckeye Valley Schools. He was a member of the
Warrensburg United Methodist Church and the International Order of Odd
Fellows.
He was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Radnor Township to the late Orrie and
Gertrude David Hodges.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; a daughter, Judy (Tom) Price of
Delaware; a son, Jim (Jan) Hodges of Texas; six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary L. Smith of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Revs. Wayne Engle and Broadius Shamblin will
officiate and burial will be at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warrensburg United Methodist
Church, 1025 Route 257, Delaware, Ohio, 43015, or Hospice at Grady, 561
W. Central Ave., Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

JOHN W. FISCHER
John W. Fischer, 80, of Kettering died Saturday, June 29, 2002.
He was a graduate of Woodward High School in Cincinnati and Purdue
University. He was a World War II Navy veteran and retired as an
electrical engineer in 1981 from Dayton Power & Light after 32 years of
service. He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, the
Milton Athletic Club, American Business Club, American Legion Post 598,
Elks Lodge 58, Dayton Lodge F&AM, Antioch Shrine Temple and the Oriental
Band.
He was predeceased by his parents, William John and Bertha Fischer and
his first wife, Hazel Zobel Fischer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Joan Knapschaefer
Fischer; three children, Sharon Fischer and Carolyn Fischer (Tom Diehl)
of Kettering and John W. (Amy) Fischer II of Mariemont; stepchildren,
Ann (J.R.) Rausch of Marysville; Kay (David) Leitenberger of Mansfield,
Lisa Knapschaefer of Oak Point, Texas, Rick (Carolyn) Knapschaefer of
Foster, Ky., and Mary (Brian) Dunlevy of Haslet, Texas; and nine
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tobias
Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Road,
Dayton. The Rev. Steve Kimpel will officiate and burial will be at
Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners'
Hospital for Children.

KATHRYN V. COOK
Kathryn V. Cook, 79, of Marysville died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a graduate of the Lowery Floral School in Birmingham, Ala., and
her love for growing flowers attributed to her work as a florist with
Cyrus B. Breece the Florist in Delaware, retiring after 40 years of
service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marysville, the
Springdale Garden Club and the Mid Ohio CB Club.
She was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Opelika, Ga., to the late Allen and Adel
Fuller Johnson and was predeceased by two brothers. She married Melvin
L. Cook Sept. 6, 1944, in Tampa, Fla., and he died March 11, 1987.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie I. (David) Ballard; a son, Leroy
(Kathy) Cook; six grandchildren, David L. Cook, Charles Edwin Cook,
Angela M. Lewis, David Westley Ballard, Barte A. Cook and Brett A. Cook;
six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha S. Foster of LaGrange, Ga.
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
Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

AL BLUMENSCHEIN
Al Blumenschein, 89, of Huntsville, Ala., died Sunday, June 30, 2002.
He served in the Army during World War Two, receiving a purple Heart and
a Bronze Star. He was a member of Senior Center Stamp Club and St.
Mark's Lutheran Church. He volunteered for the Humane Society and Meals
on Wheels.
He was born Nov. 20, 1912.
He is survived by his wife, Asta M. Blumenschein of Huntsville; a son,
Frederick W. Blumenschein of Gaithersburg, Md.; a daughter, Alwynna
(Ray) Vinson of Huntsville; a grandson, Jarrell Vinson of Huntsville; a
stepdaughter, Debbie Anne Leonard of Huntsville; and a step-grandson;
Michael Shawn Knowles of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at the Valhalla Memory Gardens Chapel of
Love Tuesday at 2 p.m. Entombment with military honors will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Hospice Family Care.

July - December

JON B. "RULL" SCHMIDT
Jon. B. "Rull" Schmidt, 50, of Irwin died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, in
Madison County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was co-owner of the Touch of Power car wash near Stocksdale Plaza in
Marysville. A truly unforgettable character, he was a loyal and genuine
friend. He lived a simple life, possessed a great intellect and shared
an infectious wit and sense of humor with all who knew him. He was a
very proud father and grandfather and enjoyed traveling to his
daughters' homes and visiting with their friends.
He was an avid fisherman and was happy to cast a line whenever and
wherever the opportunity presented itself. He found great pleasure in
reading and enjoyed trading books on a wide array of topics with the
Rev. Thom Lamb. He was a longtime recreational volleyball player and fan
of Ohio State athletics, the Cleveland Indians and bluegrass music. He
especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many circles of
friends.
He was born Dec. 17, 1951, in Columbus to the late Fredrick Bernard and
Dorothy Wiandt Schmidt.
He is survived by two daughters, Hannah Schmidt of Athens and Sarah
Schmidt of Bryson City, N.C.; a granddaughter, Sierra Hannon; a sister,
Sherrie Schmidt and her husband, Dwight Chambers of Phoenix, Ariz.;
aunts and uncles, Marjorie and Art Loschky of Milford Center, Glen and
Ruth Schmidt of Henderson, Ky., and Gerald and Elsie Schmidt of
LaGrange, Ind.; a close friend, Jason Ferryman of Athens; and numerous
other close friends throughout the state.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Sean
Doebert Amphitheatre at the American Legion Park. A gathering of friends
and family will take place one hour prior to the service and following
the service at the shelter house next to the amphitheatre. Friends are
encouraged to dress casually and are asked to take lawn chairs. No
formal calling hours will be observed at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home which is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Program of Union County, 220 W. Seventh St., Marysville., to provide
resources that will introduce underprivileged children to the joys of
fishing and nature.

EARL M. SCHLOTTERBACK
Earl M. Schlotterback, 73, a lifelong resident of Garrett, Ind., died
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in Garrett.

He was the owner of Schlotterback's Grocery in Garrett from 1969 to
1987, was an oiler on the B&O Railroad and worked at the Pet Milk Plant
in Garrett. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Garrett and was a resident of Miller's Manor since Feb. 25.
He was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Garrett to the late Marion Earl and Mary
Blanche Malcolm Schlotterback and was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah
Kay Schlotterback.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie E. Kleiber Schlotterback, formerly of
Marysville, whom he married Dec. 8, 1950; two sons, Edward (Darlene)
Schlotterback of Kendallville, Ind., and Eugene (Lorna) Schlotterback of
Garrett; three granddaughters, Kimberly Micelli of Fort Wayne and
Bethany Schlotterback and Emily Schlotterback of Kendallville; a
grandson, Brett Schlotterback of Kendallville; and two
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Herbert Schumm will officiate and burial will
be at Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56,
Garrett, and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of the
donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to condolencethomas@skyenet.net.

ANNA E. AGNER
Anna E. Agner, 89, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
peacefully Wednesday, July 31, at Heartland of Marysville after a
lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was retired as a bank teller with Huntington National Bank andwas a
secretary with D. John Smith Electric in Milford Center. She was a
member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church, a former member
and president of the United Methodist Women, former member of Mary
Chapter 9 OES and member of the Windsor Singers and of the Circle of
Love Kings Daughter for more than 50 years. Active in many civic
activities, she had served on the Union County Board of Elections and
was a notary public and Avon representative. She enjoyed reading and was
known for reciting poetry at public functions.
She was born May 31, 1913, in Columbus to the late Lawrence L. and C.
Agnes Botkin Rost and was predeceased by an infant sister, Virginia; a
brother-in-law, John Evans; a brother- and sister-in-law, Glenn and
Margaret Agner Coe; and two nephews, Glenn and Don Coe. She married W.
Edward Agner April 22, 1938, in Milford center and he died Jan. 11,
1986.
She is survived by two sons, Larry (Jessie) Agner of North Lewisburg and
Rick (Lyndy) Agner of Milford Center; five grandchildren, Tammy Agner
and Lawrence Edward "Ed" Agner II of North Lewisburg, Tonya (Tim)
Gilliam of Zanesfield, Kelly (Angel) Agner of Milford Center and
Richelle (Dan) Carmody of Jensen Beach, Fla.; a great-grandson, Jack
Carmody; a sister, Jane R. Evans of Safety Harbor, Fla.; two nieces,
Suzie (Jim) Hulls of Florida and Carol (Larry) Preston of Colorado; and
four great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Nicol will officiate and burial will be at
the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Flora Burns Scholarship Fund
of the Kings Daughter Circle of Endeavor in care of the funeral home.

ESTHER "PEG" WIGFIELD
Esther "Peg" Wigfield, 85, of Zanesville, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, July 20, 2002, at her home. She was the mother of
Marty (Roland) Jones.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home.

THELMA E. MARTINDALE
Thelma E. Martindale, 84, of Circleville died Sunday, July 28, 2002.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and had previously
served in the Kingston, Darbyville and West Portsmouth Nazarene
churches.
She was born Feb. 21, 1918, in Columbus to the late Casper and Ethel
Sheets Strickler and was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Lawrence
Martindale; a sister, Martha Smith; and a son-in-law, Danny McKenzie.
She is survived by five sons, Larry (Carole) of Arlington, Ind., Milton
(Carol) of Marysville, the Rev. Robert (JoAnn) of Grove City, Edgar
(Lola) of Tillamook, Ore., and Kenneth (Joyce) of Irwin; a daughter,
Rhoda McKenzie of Orient; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; three
step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Casper Strickler Jr. of
Columbus; a sister, Betty Nelson of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Lillian
Ruth Brown of Gainesville, Fla., Evelyn Lyons of Bluffton and Mary
Rowland (Walter) White of Pickerington; and a brother-in-law, Glen Smith
of Grove City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of
the Nazarene in Circleville. The Rev. Clyde Barnhart will officiate and
burial will be at the Darbyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. today and 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wellman Funeral Home, 1455
N. Court St., Circleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 2264 Walnut Creek
Pike, Circleville, Ohio 43113.

JAYNE E. DEBOLT BERARD
Jayne E. DeBolt Berard, 54, of Raymond died Saturday, July 27, 2002, in
Birmingham, Ala.
Arrangements are pending with the Ingram Funeral Home.

JERRY MYERS
Jerry Myers, 62, of The Gables at Green Pastures died Saturday, July 27,
2002, at The Gables.
He was a longtime employee of U-CO Industries and a 40-year resident of
Union Manor and The Gables. He like to sing and enjoyed all types of
music, especially marching band music. His favorite pastime was
directing the Marysville High School marching band.
He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in New Dover to the late Howard and Alfreda
Henry Myers.
He is survived by the staff and friends at The Gables, U-CO and those
who knew him in the community.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Dan Steep and Chris Polley will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the MHS marching band in care of
the funeral home.

GEORGE W. DAVIS
George W. Davis, 80, of Byhalia died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at the
home of his daughter in Plant City, Fla.
He was a truck driver with the Union County Highway Department, retiring
in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the
241st Field Artillery Battalion, 20th Corps, and was a lifetime member
of the Mount Victory VFW.
He was born March 3, 1922, in Byhalia to the late Arthur and Geneieve
Mae Hendrick Davis and was predeceased by a brother, Earl and a
great-grandchild. He married Margaret M. Fassler in 1950 and she died
June 28, 1998.
He is survived by a daughter, Sue (Brian) Garver of Plant City, Fla.; a
son, Jim (Donna) Davis of Scottsdale, Penn.; three grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Glen Davis of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ERMA E. RAUSCH WILKINS
Erma E. Rausch Wilkins, 71, of Columbus died July 23, 2002, at Riverside
Hospital.
She was a 1948 graduate of Marysville High School and a member of
Concordia Lutheran Church in Columbus. She retired from Sears after 22
years of service.
She was born Sept. 12, 1930, to the late George L. and Matilda Starr
Rausch and was predeceased by a brother, Robert W.J. Rausch.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Eugene Wilkins; a daughter,
Judy A. (Lindsey) Wesney of Columbus; two sons, Thomas E. (Sue E.)
Wilkins of Chandler, Ariz., and James R. (Tamara L.) Wilkins of Dallas,
Texas; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Mark and Matthew Wesney of Columbus,
Christine and Stephanie Wilkins of Arizona and Angela and Jimmy Wilkins
of Texas; two sisters, Irene Scheiderer of Marysville and Anita Beckel
of Marion; a brother, Harold C. Rausch of Marysville; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rader-McDonald
Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Steve Rice will
officiate and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Homes and
Services Inc., 700 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, Wis. 53094.

FRANCES MARY "FRANNIE" VALIQUETTE STRUTNER
Frances Mary "Frannie" Valiquette Strutner, R.N., 76, of Marysville died
Monday, July 22, 2002, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired after a
25-year career as a registered nurse, formerly employed as a surgical
and medical floor supervisor and private duty nurse. She was a graduate
of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo and served in the Army
Cadet Nursing Corps during World War II. She was the former township
emergency medical management coordinator in Palatine Township, Ill.,
served as an officer in the Palatine Nurses Club, was a founding member
of the Palatine Questor's Club and was a member of Arthur Daly American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 0334 in Toledo and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Marysville. She was an avid antique buff and a collector of
antique glass.
She was born May 20, 1926, in Toledo to Durward B. and Mary Margaret
Statkocki Valiquete and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of Toledo; her husband of nearly 54 years,
Robert E. Strutner to whom she was married Aug. 21, 1948, in Toledo by
the Rev. John Brogan; three sons, John R. (Linda) Strutner of Gate City,
Va., Richard E. (Carolyn) Strutner of South Bend, Ind., and Gary A.
(Susan) Strutner of Marysville; four grandchildren, Matthew, Robert,
Amanda and William; and a brother, Donald J. (Irene) Valiquette of
Oregon, Ohio.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday in the
chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pataskala. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and entombment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. No public
viewing hours will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Mass intentions to Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church or memorial contributions to Loving Care Hospice
in care of the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home which is handling the
arrangements.


GURIL J.C. ALLMAN SR.
Guril J.C. Allman Sr., 63, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 24, 2002,
at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle
with cancer.
He was a diesel truck mechanic and had a vast knowledge of computers. He
served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was stationed as a
Seabee in Rhode Island. He enjoyed fishing and was a devoted father and
grandfather.
He was born April 12, 1939, in Marion, N.C., to the late William and
Lillian Ford Allman.
He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Lenora; three sons, Guril
Allman Jr. of Marysville, Bill (Jodi) Allman of Milford Center and Sean
(Belva) Dreer of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Doris (Bill) Coder of
Philadelphia, Pa., and Christina (Leonard) Minix of Ada; 14
grandchildren, Dylan Jay, Rachel, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, Ronald, Steven,
Glenn, Dylan Sean, Jean, Jon, Joshua, Heather, Stephanie and Trisha; a
great-grandson, Tyler Michael; a brother, Joe (Marie) Allman of North
Carolina; two sisters, Janie (Walter) Guffey and Estelle (Richard) Hall
of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews, including Mary Ann
Roeder of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

OSIE MARTHA COE TORBERT
Osie Martha Coe Torbert, 87, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Sunday, July 21, 2002, of a heart attack after a five-year illness.
She was retired.
She was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Catawba near Mechanicsburg to the late
Frank William and Carrie Bowers Coe. She married Gerald L. Torbert Nov.
1, 1933, and he died April 19, 1981.
She is survived by two children, Eileen M. Daniels of Leesburg, Fla.,
and M. Lavern Torbert of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mabel Lilly of Marysville, Wash.,
Cora Slemmons of North Lewisburg and Dora Messmer; and two brothers,
Donald Coe and James Coe of Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.
The Gentry-Morrison Northside Funeral Home in Lakeland is in charge of
arrangements. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home will handle local
arrangements.

WILLIAM H. AND DOROTHY B. SIMONS
Graveside burial services with military honors will be conducted by U.S.
Army and Marine military honor guards Thursday at Arlington National
Cemetery for retired Sgt. William H. Simons, U.S. Army Air Corps, and
his wife, retired Sgt. Dorothy B. Simons, U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Simons served with the 98th Bomb Group in North Africa during World
War II and Mrs. Simons was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
He died April 28, 2002, and she died Jan. 1, 2001.
Residents of Marysville, formerly of Celina, they were the first husband
and wife members of American Legion Union Post 79.
They are survived by three children, Lura (Bill) Hayes of Marysville,
Suzanne Mioduszewski of Ann Arbor, Mich., and William K. Simons of
Hilliard.

MABEL L. THOMPSON
Mabel L. Thompson, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware, died Monday,
July 22, 2002, at Milcrest Nursing Home.
She was a retired cook for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at Ohio Wesleyan
University. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in
Delaware and enjoyed crocheting, dancing and playing the piano.
She was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Delaware to the late John and Tessie
Banks Fegley. The last of a family of seven, she was predeceased by six
brothers and sisters; her husbands, Clarence N. Willey Sr. and Leo
Thompson; and two sons, Clarence N. Willey Jr. and Walter C. Willey.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma J. (Richard) McKitrick of
Marysville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Grove
Cemetery in Delaware with William Strong officiating. Friends may call
from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

KENNETH R. STRAUSS SR.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Kenneth R. Strauss Sr., 84, died Saturday,
July 20, 2002, at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
He was born in Youngstown and grew up in southern Indiana. He was a
graduate of Indiana University and a veteran of World War II and the
Korean War. He worked in Palm Beach County government and was the first
city manager of Jupiter, Fla. He was a member of Rainbow Springs Country
Club and several community service clubs. He was a loving and caring
husband and a wonderful father.
He was predeceased by his wife, Olga to whom he was married for nearly
60 years; a son, Kenneth R. Strauss Jr.; a brother, Capt. Allison
Strauss.
He is survived by a daughter, Susan; a sister, Lila Dodd of Marysville;
and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home in
Gainesville at 11 a.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
the donor's choice.

THELMA HOLYCROSS DOBBINS
Thelma Holycross Dobbins, 94, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at The Gables
in Green Pastures.
She was born Aug. 30, 1907, in Marion to the late Frank R. and Alice
Yeazel Holycross Sr. and was predeceased by her daughter, Susan Horwitz.
She married Joe. W. Dobbins Feb. 19, 1940, and he died in January 1954.
She is survived by grandchildren, Robb (Kim) Icely and Missy (Keith)
Lewie; great-grandchildren, Rachel and Tyler Icely and Braden and Brooke
Lewie; a brother, Frank R. (Leona) Holycross Jr.; a son-in-law, Ted
Horwitz; a sister-in-law, Mary Ethel Wemlinger; and nieces, nephews and
dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Deyo-Davis
Funeral Home, 1578 W. First Ave., Columbus, and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.

CARL E. KEITH
Carl E. Keith, 66, of Powell died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Kobacker
House of Riverside/Grant Hospice after an extended illness with cancer.
He was a retired executive vice president of CitiFinancial and was
employed by Allied Mortgage Capital Corporation as a mortgage banker. He
served as a supply sergeant in the Ohio National Guard from 1958 to
1964. He coached baseball from the ages of little league through college
in Upper Arlington and two years in Rhode Island during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton and Fraternal Order of
Police, a very active member of the Jerome United Methodist Church and a
Shriner and 32nd Degree Mason in Hamilton. He was an avid golfer who
traveled the country extensively and he loved his dogs, Tykus, Teddi
Bear, Hope and Happy.
He was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Manchester, Ky., to the late Opal and
Stella Davidson Keith and was predeceased by his stepmother, Sadie Weeks
Keith.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hutson Keith whom he married Oct. 5,
1957, in Hamilton; a son, Barry (Star) Keith of Ostrander; two
grandchildren, Kara and Garrett; a brother, Douglas (Carol) Keith of
West Chester; three sisters, Mary Keith McCarty and Norma (Richard)
Thall of Fairfield and Shirley (Paul) Morgan of Middletown; a
sister-in-law, Rose (Gene) Browning of West Chester; a brother-in-law,
Robert Thompson of West Chester; special aunts and uncles, John and
Samantha Milton of Arlington, Va., and Manford and Betty Davidson of
Louisville, Ky.; many nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends and
great neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Mebane Pridgen McMahon will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerome United Methodist
Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064, or Hospice of
Riverside/Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3998.

HUGH RIDGE JR.
Hugh Ridge Jr., 77, of rural Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday, July
18, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
He worked as a farmer until 1960 when he became executive director of
the Union County A.S.C.S. office. In 1978 he became a state price
support specialist, retiring in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Marysville and the Richwood Civic Center where he was formerly a board
member. He was very talented and well-known as a grapevine maker and he
enjoyed gardening. The true joys of his life were his wife, daughters,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born June 20, 1925, in Gilboa to the late Hugh and Tenah Emans
Ridge Sr. and was predeceased by an infant son, Ronald Hugh Ridge; a
son-in-law, Ronald Cunningham; a grandson, Christopher Cunningham; and
two brothers, Park and Dwight Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Brown Ridge whom he married Nov. 3,
1944, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue; three daughters, Toby
Cunningham of Marysville, Laurie (Mike) Goddard of Richwood and Barbara
(Duane) Kavanagh of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Chad (Melissa)
Cunningham, Curt (Lisa) Cunningham, Carrie Cunningham, Amy (Jeff) Price,
Molly (Marc) Mendoza and Brooke, Abby and Drew Goddard; two
great-grandchildren, Nicholas Price and Keaton Cunningham; sisters and
brothers, Wilella (Eloy) Sanchez of California, Paul (Jane) Ridge of
Florida and Carol Oberdier, Ralph (Helen) Ridge and Richard (Beverly)
Ridge of Richwood; a sister-in-law, Margaret Jane (Stanley) Beery of
Richwood; and a brother-in-law, Paul Brown of Richwood.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran graveside
services will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hugh Ridge Jr. FFA Scholarship
Fund, in care of the Richwood Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344.

DWIGHT E. NORRIS
Dwight E. Norris, 74, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Blanchard Valley
Regional Health Center in Findlay.
Arrangements are pending with the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W.
Sandusky St., Findlay.



FREDA HERD
Freda Herd, 86, of Delaware died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Bennington
Glen Nursing Home.
She was a member of the North Park Church of Christ and a volunteer for
Delaware County Mental Health.
She was born May 21, 1916, in Greenfield to the late Clarence and Helen
Everhart Oyler and was predeceased by her husband, Richard Herd Sr., in
2001.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Ed) Bush of Lewis Center and
Dorothy (Allen) Mitchell of British Columbia; two sons, Richard (Ruth)
Herd of Loveland and Mike (Bobbie) Herd of Delaware; 11 grandchildren;
19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. Pastor Tim Rohrbacher will officiate
and burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to
9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

JOHN DALE HENNIGH
John Dale Hennigh, 79, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Plain City, died
Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers,
Fla.
He was a longtime farmer in the Union and Madison County area and a
representative of the Funks Seed Company. He was a 1940 graduate of
Chuckery Darby High School and a U.S. navy veteran of World War II,
stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Rudyerd Bay CVE-81. He was a
member of the Plain City United Methodist Church and Plain City Lions
Club, a former Fairbanks school board member and secretary of the Ohio
Angus Association. He was a volunteer trolley car driver for Health Park
Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Plain City to the late Sam S. and May
Smith Hennigh.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Asman Hennigh whom he married Sept.
11, 1948; a son, Sam (Ann) Hennigh of Oreland, Pa.; a grandson, Brent
Hennigh; and two sisters, Mary (Charles) Drakoulakos of Plantation,
Fla., and Rose Marie "Rink" Pendleton of North Fort Myers, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Virgil Hamilton will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be
conducted by VFW Darby Post 3268. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of
the donor's choice, the Plain City United Methodist Church, 202 N.
Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064, or the Plain City Lions Club in
care of the funeral home.

HUGH RIDGE JR.
Hugh Ridge Jr., 77, of rural Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday, July
18, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
He worked as a farmer until 1960 when he became executive director of
the Union County A.S.C.S. office. In 1978 he became a state price
support specialist, retiring in 1985. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Marysville and the Richwood Civic Center where he was formerly a board
member. He was very talented and well-known as a grapevine maker and he
enjoyed gardening. The true joys of his life were his wife, daughters,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born June 20, 1925, in Gilboa to the late Hugh and Tenah Emans
Ridge Sr. and was predeceased by an infant son, Ronald Hugh Ridge; a
son-in-law, Ronald Cunningham; a grandson, Christopher Cunningham; and
two brothers, Park and Dwight Ridge.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Brown Ridge whom he married Nov. 3,
1944, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue; three daughters, Toby
Cunningham of Marysville, Laurie (Mike) Goddard of Richwood and Barbara
(Duane) Kavanagh of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Chad (Melissa)
Cunningham, Curt (Lisa) Cunningham, Carrie Cunningham, Amy (Jeff) Price,
Molly (Marc) Mendoza and Brooke, Abby and Drew Goddard; two
great-grandchildren, Nicholas Price and Keaton Cunningham; sisters and
brothers, Wilella (Eloy) Sanchez of California, Paul (Jane) Ridge of
Florida and Carol Oberdier, Ralph (Helen) Ridge and Richard (Beverly)
Ridge of Richwood; a sister-in-law, Margaret Jane (Stanley) Beery of
Richwood; and a brother-in-law, Paul Brown of Richwood.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran graveside
services will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hugh Ridge Jr. FFA Scholarship
Fund, in care of the Richwood Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344.

DWIGHT E. NORRIS
Dwight E. Norris, 74, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Blanchard Valley
Regional Health Center in Findlay.
Arrangements are pending with the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W.
Sandusky St., Findlay.




JOHN DALE HENNIGH
John Dale Hennigh, 79, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Plain City, died
Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers,
Fla.
He was a longtime farmer in the Union and Madison County area and a
representative of the Funks Seed Company. He was a 1940 graduate of
Chuckery Darby High School and a U.S. navy veteran of World War II,
stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Rudyerd Bay CVE-81. He was a
member of the Plain City United Methodist Church and Plain City Lions
Club, a former Fairbanks school board member and secretary of the Ohio
Angus Association. He was a volunteer trolley car driver for Health Park
Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Plain City to the late Sam S. and May
Smith Hennigh.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Asman Hennigh whom he married Sept.
11, 1948; a son, Sam (Ann) Hennigh of Oreland, Pa.; a grandson, Brent
Hennigh; and two sisters, Mary (Charles) Drakoulakos of Plantation,
Fla., and Rose Marie "Rink" Pendleton of North Fort Myers, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Virgil Hamilton will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be
conducted by VFW Darby Post 3268. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of
the donor's choice, the Plain City United Methodist Church, 202 N.
Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064, or the Plain City Lions Club in
care of the funeral home.

OLGA FREDA LATHAM
Olga Freda Latham, 88, of West Liberty died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at
her residence.
She was a nursing home administrator and founded the Latham Convalescent
Home in 1960, retiring in 1981. She was a member of First Lutheran
Church in Bellefontaine, the Altar Guild Society and King's Daughters
and a former member of Soroptimist International and the Ohio Real
Estate Association. She was a graduate of Piqua High School.
She was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Cincinnati to the late William Carl and
Cora Caroline Boestler Tegeler and was predeceased by a stepson, John R.
Latham; two brothers, William and Carl Tegeler; a sister, Elsie
Alexander; and her husband, Thomas M. Latham, in December 1976.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen L. (Richard) Holden of
Bellefontaine and Barbara Joyce Roland of Centerville; three stepsons,
Charles E. Latham, Thomas S. Latham and Ron Latham of Urbana; two
stepdaughters, Jeri Lynn (Dave) Drew of Xenia and Kay Slesinger (Paul)
Rich of Buffalo, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a
sister-in-law, Mary Mapes of Unionville Center; and four nephews and two
nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran
Church in Bellefontaine. The Rev. Jonathan D. Bull will officiate and
burial will be at the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Historical
Society or Our Daily Bread.

DONNA MAY MORRISON KEETON
Donna May Morrison Keeton, 69, of Magnetic Springs died Tuesday, July
16, 2002, at the Ohio State University Medical Center from injuries
sustained in an automobile accident July 10.
She was retired from Farmers Insurance of Dublin where she was employed
for eight years. She was formerly employed with Nuckles Insurance in
Marysville. She was a graduate of Woodstock High School and attended
busines school in Columbus. She was a dedicated member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served on the spiritual living
committee with the Relief Society.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and always offered
caring support to her family. She was a former advisor with the Dover
Clovers 4-H Club, volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and served
as an advisor with the Girl Scouts. She enjoyed reading spiritual books,
sewing and researching genealogy and especially enjoyed spending time
with her family, her pet cat, Utah, and her pet dove, Lorenzo Snow.
She was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Woodstock to the late John and Eunice
Alice Ayers Winner and was predeceased by a son, John Morrison Nov. 8,
2001, and her second husband, Gerald Keeton.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen Sue (Stephen) Rieske and Krista
(Gerald) Keeton of Delaware; a daughter-in-law, Debby Morrison of
Marysville; five grandchildren, Crystal Lynn Keeton, Gerald Thomas
Keeton, Christina Marie Asbury, Tarah Shaunell Lephart and Amber Nicole
Morrison; two brothers, Larry (Barbara) Winner of Marysville and Jack
(Jeanie) Winner of Urbana; a brother-in-law, Rick (Pam) Morrison of
Galion; her former husband, Howard Morrison of Tiffin; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints in Marysville. President Lee Froehlich will
officiate and burial will be at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donna Keeton Grandchildren
Education Fund in care of the funeral home.


VICKEY L. EUBANKS BIRCHFIELD
Vickey L. Eubanks Birchfield, 38, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and
daughter. She was a 1982 graduate of Fairbanks High School and was an
assembler at Ranco in Plain City for 11 years. She liked antiques and
auctions and was a gardener who took pride in the appearance and
tidiness of her home. Her bubbly personality and dedication to her
friends and family was admired by many. She especially enjoyed her dog,
Bear.
She was born Aug. 5, 1963, in Urbana to Rodney R. and Maggie Burroughs
Eubanks who survive in Irwin. She is also survived by her husband of 22
years, Jeffrey L. Birchfield; two daughters, Carrie (Michael) McGovern
and Karen (Gordon Erhardt) Birchfield of Marysville; two grandsons,
Cameron McGovern and Jacob Erhardt; a sister, Sherry (Tracy) Mabry of
Marysville; four brothers, Tim (Holly) Eubanks of East Liberty, Bud
(Lynn) Eubanks of Raymond, Rob (Lisa) Eubanks of Marysville and Rex
Eubanks of Irwin; three sisters-in-law, Lisa (Eric) Canter of Plain
City, Saundra (Calvin) Dickerson of Michigan and Linda (Steve) Grubb of
Tennessee; two brothers-in-law, John (Bonnie) Birchfield of Plain City
and Earl (Becky) Birchfield of Marysville; her mother- and
father-in-law, Katherine and George Birchfield of Plain City; several
nieces and nephews; and many friends and close work associates.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pall bearers will be Eric Canter and Tim, Bud, Rob, Rex and Rick
Eubanks.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PAUL FOSTER REEBEL
Paul Foster Reebel, 77, of LaRue died Monday, July 15, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and
great-great-grandfather. He was a retired farmer, having farmed with his
father in both dairy and hog operations, and a paint repairman at
Whirlpool Corporation where he worked for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II and served in the 637th Tank Destroyer Unit. He
served as a 4-H advisor for many years.
He was born March 4, 1925, in Jackson County, W.Va., to the late
Lawrence E. and Vinnie Miller Reebel and was predeceased by a son, Bruce
Randolf Reebel; a daughter, Vera Kathlene Parks; two stepsons, Larry and
Robert Haught; and two sisters, Faye Saunders and Eloise Hughes. He
married Yvonne Miller Haught Aug. 26, 1956, and she died Nov. 25, 1990.
He is survived by a daughter, Kristy (Mike) Apt of Prospect; a
stepdaughter, Loretta (James) King of Marion; two stepdaughters-in-law,
June Haught of West Virginia and Nancy Haught of Florida; 11
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and
sisters and brothers, Martha McFarland of Waldo, Roberta Banks of
Arizona, Vera Campbell of California, Lawrence "Jr." Reebel of LaRue,
Gail E. Reebel of Texas and Neason M. (Patty) Reebel of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in LaRue. The Rev. Scott Gorsuch will officiate and burial
will be at Fairview Cemetery where veterans graveside services will be
conducted. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vera Kathlene Scholarship Fund
in care of the Richwood Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin St., Richwood,
Ohio 43344.

FRANK HALL DIEHL
Frank Hall Diehl, 74, of Marysville died peacefully Monday, July 15,
2002, at his home with his wife at his side after a long battle with
cancer.
A 1946 graduate of Marysville High School, he was an educator and coach
at Marysville High School from 1961 to 1980 and athletic director from
1975 to 1980. He taught special education and served as varsity baseball
coach and assistant coach with the football and basketball programs. His
baseball teams were always competitive and often on top in league
standings and his 1968 team had 18 victories.
He was a stellar athlete. He was named MVP of the basketball team and
earned first team All-Mid State League honors his senior season. He
continued his athletic career at Ohio Northern University where he won
three varsity letters in basketball and was a member of the track and
baseball teams before graduating in 1953. He was honored in 2001 with
induction into the Marysville High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his
achievements as a coach and player.
After college he taught and coached for two years at Mount Victory and
seven years at Dublin. He served from August 1946 to December 1947 in
the U.S. Army occupation of Japan. He was a member of the First
Congregational United Church of Christ in Marysville and was a
seven-year associate with Honda after his retirement from Marysville
High School. He enjoyed golf, baseball, basketball and the Cincinnati
Reds and his greatest joy came from his family and grandchildren.
He was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Champaign County to the late William and
Lavina Paver Diehl and was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Musser,
Bertha Davis and Ruth Thacker; and a brother, Donald Diehl.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Ellen Elbin Diehl to whom
he was married June 23, 1950, in Marysville by the Rev. Roger Sillars;
three sons, David (Carol) Diehl of Marysville, Jeff Diehl of Marion and
Doug (Miriam) Diehl of Lancaster; two daughters, Deborah (Philip)
Present of Loveland and Dianne (Jeff) Ravella of Schenectady, N.Y.; 11
grandchildren, Danielle Lynn Diehl, Omar Elbin Diehl, Sarah Elizabeth
Present, Anne Katherine Present, Philip Selling Present III, Andrew
Frank Diehl, Rebekah Irene Diehl, Rachael Kristine Diehl, Tiffany Nicole
Diehl, Tonia June Bohanske and Anthony Joseph Bohanske; two sisters,
Doris Goings of North Lewisburg and June Bockhorst of Dayton; a brother,
Bernard Diehl of Columbus; his twin brother, Charles (Elaine) Diehl of
Dunedin, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Pauline Diehl of Dunedin, Fla.; several
nieces and nephews; countless friends; and many former students and
players.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Congregational Church. The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville High School Hall of
Fame, the church or the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in care of the
funeral home.

FRANCES M.K. SCHEIDERER
Frances M.K. Scheiderer, 89, of Marysville died Sunday, July 14, 2002,
in the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and farmer's wife and a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women's Missionary
League. She enjoyed quilting and was able to make a quilt for each of
her sons and grandchildren.
She was born June 18, 1913, in Jerome Township to the late William and
Ida Rausch Kasper and was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law,
Frieda and Gearhardt Nicol. She married Harry Scheiderer April 14, 1936,
at St. John's Lutheran Church parsonage and he died Sept. 3, 1970.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Judith) Scheiderer of Plain City
and Paul (Janet) Scheiderer of Marysville; four grandchildren, Doug
(Denise) Scheiderer, Ronna Scheiderer, Julie (Randy) Ellerbrock and Greg
(Barb) Scheiderer; four great-grandchildren, Cole and Blake Scheiderer,
Jayson Scheiderer and Kyle Ellerbrock; three sisters-in-law, Norma Burns
of Milford Center and Frieda Nicol and Gertrude (Ludlow) Nicol of
Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Edgar (Marjorie) Scheiderer of
Marysville and Roy (Berdetta) Scheiderer of Columbus; many nieces and
nephews; and a special friend and caretaker at Heartland of Marysville,
Stephanie Fields.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday 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.
Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care
of the funeral home.

D. KEITH DEWITT
D. Keith DeWitt, 37, of Green Camp, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a self-employed carpenter and a former volunteer fireman for
Green Camp.
He was born May 5, 1965, in Marion to Jerry and Ellen Erwin DeWitt and
was predeceased by a son, Joshua Keith DeWitt in 1996.
He is survived by his parents of Green Camp; his wife, Jodi White DeWitt
whom he married July 15, 1989; three brothers, Kent (Brenda) DeWitt of
Richwood and Kyle (Gina) DeWitt and Kirk DeWitt of Green Camp; his
father- and mother-in-law, Lowell and Jeanne White of Marion; two
brothers-in-law, Rocky (Pam) White of Marion and Scott White of
Columbus; a sister-in-law, Jill (Johnny) Probst of Marion; nieces and
nephews, Keri, Cory and Jacob White; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Glenn Decker will officiate and
burial will be at the Green Camp Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards
will be available at the funeral home

JOSEPH R. LEWIS
Joseph R. Lewis, 85, of Richwood died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a former member of the National Rifle Association and the
Mid-State CB Radio Club.
He was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Richwood to the late John L. and Irene
Kinikin Lewis and was predeceased by a sister, Axile Phillips.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn E. Titus Lewis whom he married Sept.
8, 1947; a son, Duane R. Lewis of Richwood; a granddaughter, Gina
(Chris) Selover of Marysville; three great-grandchildren, Grace, Joel
and Faith Selover; a brother, John E. Lewis of Richwood; and a sister,
Imogene Sehnert of Carbondale, Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Steve Wood will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

MALCOLM MACIVOR, M.D.
Malcolm MacIvor, M.D., 80, longtime Union County Coroner and physician
and a lifelong resident of Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July
9, 2002, at his home.
He had been on the medical staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County
since it opened in 1952 and was chief of staff from 1963 to 1973. A
Republican, he served as county coroner from 1949 through 2000 and was a
member of the National Association of Coroners. He maintained his
private practice in Marysville for 53 years, following the career of his
father, Dr. Angus MacIvor.
A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University in 1944, he earned a pre-medical
degree from the University of Chicago, graduated from the Ohio State
University College of Medicine in 1948 and served his internship at St.
Luke's Hospital in Cleveland. He was a member of the American Medical
Association, the Ohio State Medical Association and the American
Association of Physicians and Surgeons. He was a charter fellow and life
member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and past president
of the Ohio State Medical Alumni Association.
During World War II, he served two years in the U.S. Army and from 1952
to 1954 during the Korean War he served as medical officer for troop
transport in the U.S. Navy on the USS Thuban. He was a member of
American Legion Union Post 79 and a lifetime member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville where he served as elder, deacon and
trustee. He was a member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and was a York Rite
Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
For 52 years, he and his wife raised their family on the Oakland Farm on
the west side of Marysville and he recently donated a large portion of
primary woodland to the Nature Conservancy for protection of the native
flora and fauna. As a master gardener, he enjoyed his greenhouse and
plantings of various botanicals obtained from all over the world.
A proponent of higher education, he was a 1940 graduate of Marysville
High School and a board member of the Marysville High School Alumni
Scholarship Foundation and the Union County Foundation. A loving
husband, father and grandfather, he was faithful to his God, church,
family, medical practice, friends and community. He was a historian,
especially of the Civil War era, and a well-known authority on local
genealogy. Among his many passions, he loved reading and reciting
poetry, studying history and theology and was interested in the life and
career of Samuel Johnson. He and his wife traveled extensively through
the years, journeying frequently to his family roots in Scotland.
He was born April 10, 1922, in Marysville to the late Dr. Angus Malcolm
and Gladys Mae Jewell MacIvor. He married Barbara Edwards Sept. 7, 1947,
in Springfield and she died Aug. 15, 2001.
He is survived by 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 brother, Robert (Virginia)
MacIvor of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Edwards of Springfield;
a brother-in-law, Walter (Louise) Edwards of Phoenix; and many nieces
and nephews, including Dr. Virginia MacIvor (Dr. Henning) Meyn of
Brevard, N.C., and Angus (Roberta) MacIvor of Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb III will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery beside his wife with
military honors conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor
Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the church where
Masonic memorial services will be held at 8 p.m.
Pall bearers will be John McClain, William Hecker, Leon Herron, George
Finn, David Applegate, M.D., James Sampsel, M.D., John Linscott, M.D.,
John Evans, M.D., and Rodney Hurl, M.D. Honorary pall bearers will be
Junior Tignor, Walter Herd, Robert Caulkins, M.D., Dr. John Craig,
Hubert Miller and the medical staff of Memorial Hospital.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Malcolm MacIvor, M.D.,
Memorial Fund in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville, or in care of the funeral home.
The Underwood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY RUTH MCINTOSH
Mary Ruth McIntosh, 85, of Mount Victory died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and farmer and a member of the former Grace Chapel
Church of rural Byhalia.
She was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Union County to the late Guy and Zella
Cunningham Hines and was predeceased by a grandson, Gregory Wiley. She
married Philip C. McIntosh Jan. 5, 1938, in Union County and he died
Dec. 28, 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Harold) Van Fossen of Mount
Victory; four grandchildren, Tammy (Russel) Fout of Mount Victory,
Roxanne (Dwight) Friermood of Mount Victory, Cynthia (Jeff) Brown of
Ridgeway and Randy (Kari) Wiley of Richwood; three step-grandchildren,
Sue (Larry) Gantt of Englewood, Janet Van Fossen of Zanesville and Max
Van Fossen of New Lexington; 10 great-grandchildren; five
step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mount Victory
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tim Sherer will officiate and burial
will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home in Mount Victory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Hospice.

CARL WILLIAM BISCHOFF
Carl William Bischoff, 93, of Marysville died Friday, July 5, 2002, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after a brief illness.
He was a former pastor at Middleburg Church of Christ and a member of
Millcreek Church of Christ where he was ordained in 1968. As a licensed
radio operator, he worked for WBNS Radio and built the WVKO station on
Henderson Road. During World War II, he worked at the Curtis Wright
aircraft factory and continued his radio transmitter career at North
American Aviation after the war.
A longtime electrician, he retired from Battelle after 17 years and was
associated with McKitrick Electric until his second retirement at the
age of 75. He was a farmer for many years and helped his son Fred with
his silo filling business for more than 22 years. He was a 12-year 4-H
Club advisor for the Central College Clod Busters. He was a member of
the Gideons Columbus Camp, a former member of the Marysville
Toastmasters, a member of the Union County Farm Bureau Council and
participated in the adult farmer class in the Dublin schools' vocational
agriculture department.
In his early years, he played the clarinet in the St. Louis Symphony
Orchestra and he was also a violinist.
He was born July 1908, in Pilot Knob, Ind., to the late Fred and Anna
Bauer Bischoff and was predeceased by a brother, Jesse Bischoff and in
1995 by his wife, Lois Ganelle Holt Bischoff.
He is survived by two sons, Fred (Shirley) Bischoff of Marysville and
Charles (Marge) Bischoff of Prospect; a daughter, Louise Parrish of
Westerville; five grandchildren, Charles Bischoff II of Texas, Lorena
(Don) Current of Middleburg, Cheryl (Kevin) Nielson of Prospect, Eric
(Kellie) Bischoff of Marysville and Tim Parrish of Toledo; and six
great-grandchildren, Aerrinn, Aericka, Kyle, Cory, Eric and Katelyn.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Millcreek Church of
Christ on Lunda Road in Raymond. Pastors Jack Knox and Phil Williams
will officiate and burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be Eric Bischoff, Tim Parrish, Donny Current, Kevin
Nielsen, Bill Keck and Jeff Yinger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association or Millcreek Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOSHUA AUGUST BOLINGER
Joshua August Bolinger, 25, of West Mansfield died Monday, July 8, 2002,
at his residence.
He graduated from North Union High School in 1997 and attended Ohio
State University as an art major. He was a member of the National Wild
Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever. He loved hunting, water sports
and mountain biking.
He was born Nov. 20, 1976, in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is survived by his
mother, Jo Wilcox; a brother, Jake Bolinger; a sister, Jolene Bolinger;
grandparents, DeLynn and Eilene Kale of Richwood, Maxine Gray of Byhalia
and Carmen Wilcox of Texas; an aunt, Debbie Gratz and her family of
Richwood; and an uncle, Chuck Wilcox and family of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Revs. Michael Gillette and Scot Gorsuch will
officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joshua A. Bolinger Memorial
Fund at the Richwood Banking Company.

CLARK VAN WINKLE
Clark Van Winkle, 45, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Richwood, died
Friday, June 28, 2002.
He was employed for 22 years in the outdoor advertising business in San
Antonio. He was a 1975 graduate of North Union High School and attended
Ohio State University.
He was born Sept. 30, 1956, in Kenton to John and Nadine Clark Van
Winkle and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Richwood; his wife Melanie Rosencran Van
Winkle; a stepdaughter, Heather White of San Antonio; a sister, Lisa
(Gary) Baker of Richwood; and four brothers, Gary Van Winkle, Richard
(Julie) Van Winkle and Neil (Peg) Van Winkle of Columbus and Alan
(Deborah) Van Winkle of Marion.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark Van Winkle Memorial Fund
for his stepdaughter's college tuition. Cards will be available at the
funeral home.

EDNA MCKITRICK SAMS
Edna McKitrick Sams, 91, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in Marysville.
She retired from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and was a member of the
Indianola Church of Christ.
She was predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Edith Bailey McKitrick;
her husband, Jack Sams; three sisters, Irene Watson Johnson, Gladys
Humble and Imagene Turner; and a brother, Forest McKitrick.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Morrison of Delaware and Genevieve
McAdow of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Lyla McKitrick; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rutherford
Funeral Home in Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell. Bill Benge will
officiate and burial will be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indianola Church of Christ,
2141 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.


EDNA LUCILLE MEANS PARMER
Edna Lucille Means Parmer, 89, a 45-year resident of Delaware, died July
5, 2002, at the Sarah Moore Home.
She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Delaware and of the
Order of the Eastern Star in Marysville.
She was born July 14, 1912, in West Mansfield to the late Orville and
Ida Yoho Johnson and was predeceased by a son, William Means; a brother,
Harold Johnson; her first husband, Kenneth Means and her second husband,
Harry Parmer.
She is survived by a daughter, Melanie (William) Berry of Ostrander;
five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
a brother, Francis Johnson of Raymond; and a sister, Sarah Brehm of West
Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. William Saunders will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Sarah Moore Home, 47 E. William
St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.


EARL LEROY HENRY
Earl Leroy Henry, 86, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at the
home of his daughter.
He was a baker for Kroger for more than 30 years. He was a member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II.
He was born April 25, 1916, in Uhrichsville to the late Ray Theron and
Hannah Echardt Henry and was predeceased by four brothers, John, Robert,
Ray and Ralph Henry and three sisters, Mary Herrin, Clare Marie Henry
and Betty Henry.
He is survived by his wife, Hildred E. Thompson Henry; a daughter,
Roxane (Garland) Rowe of Marysville; a son, Ronnie (Jean Ann) Henry of
Sterling, Alaska; five grandchildren, Thad (Sarah) Henry, Zach (Jenny)
Henry, Jessie Henry, Jason Rowe and Abby Rowe; two great-grandchildren,
Dawson and Bethanne; two brothers, Gene Henry of Tuscarawas and Walter
(Barb) Henry of Uhrichsville; a sister, Gert (Frank) Dalpiaz Henry of
Uhrichsville; and a sister-in-law, Louise Smith of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MERL GEORGE MANNASMITH
Merl George Mannasmith, 90, of Richwood died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short illness.
A lifetime farmer, he was very proud to have made his living in
agriculture and was grateful to have lived on the family homestead for
the past 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, playing euchre, horse racing,
dining out and riding his four wheeler which he was still capable of
doing in recent months. He was a source of great pride for his family
and was honored by his children with a 90th birthday celebration this
past March. He shared a special love and admiration for his family and
was especially fond of his faithful Chihuahua, Mickey. He will be
remembered as a hardworking man.
He was born March 30, 1912, in Claibourne to the late Roy L. and
Florence Earick Mannasmith and was predeceased by a son, Carroll Lee
Mannasmith Oct. 15, 1965; two sisters, Lucille Keeran and Mildred
Ferguson; and a brother, Lyal Mannasmith. He married Grace Violet Strohl
Oct. 18, 1934, in Delaware and she died April 15, 1998, after 64 years
of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Carl) Grose of Marion and
Shirley (Jerry) Young of Westerville; two sons, Gary (Linda) Mannasmith
of Medina and Roger (Becky) Mannasmith of Marysville; 19 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen Mannasmith of Marion; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl McCall will officiate and burial will be by
his wife be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the services Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the
Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

CHARLOTTE KAUFMAN BOERGER
Charlotte Kaufman Boerger, 77, of Plain City died Monday, July 8, 2002,
surrounded by her loving family in the Intensive Care Unit of Memorial
Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
She was a secretary for the School of Journalism at Ohio State
University and retired from Roche Biomedical of Dublin. She was a very
active life member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church where she was a
Sunday School teacher for many years, an elder, deacon and trustee and
took part in many other church activities. She was also active at St.
Paul Lutheran Church in Chuckery.
She was a member of the Plain City Daughters of the American Revolution,
national vice chairman of NSDAR, member of the Daughters of the American
Colonists, Old Trail Chapter, the Ohio Cameo Society, Plain City and
Union County Genealogical societies, Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens,
National Secretaries Association and Ohio Federation of Republican
Women.
She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Plain City to the late Asa and Esther
Worthington Lombard and was predeceased by a sister, Maxine White in
1999. She married Henry "Shorty" Kaufman in 1943 and he died in 1974.
She then married Robert W. Boerger in 1976 and he died in 1992.
She is survived by three sons, Richard (Janet) Kaufman of Apple Creek,
Robert F. Kaufman of Brownsville, Texas, and James (Karon) Kaufman of
Marysville; a daughter, Valerie (Russell) Merideth of Irwin;
stepchildren, Eugene (Karen) Boerger of Canton, Mass., and Ronald
(Linda) Boerger of Plain City; 13 grandchildren, Dion (Rhdawnda) Bliss,
Stacy Clark, Todd (Debi) Sawyer, Kelly (Steve) Miller, Ken (Gretchen)
Kaufman, Todd (Cindy) Kaufman, Kim (Junior) Moody, Angie (Keith) Lester,
Toni (Doug) Lozen, Katie Boerger, Cody Boerger, Janet (Scott) Ritter and
Teresa (Kip) Oakley; nine great-grandchildren, Maryellen Bliss, Timmy
Clark, Noah Miller, Payton Kaufman, Katelyn Moody, Kyle Moody, Austin
Lester, Robbie Lozen and Noah Lozen; and a sister, Vivian Lester of
Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City. The Rev. 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. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Entry
Fund of the church or the Tamassee Summer Program, Plain City Chapter of
DAR, 10745 Rosedale-Milford Center Road, Irwin, Ohio 43029.

JOAN FLETCHER
Joan Fletcher, 73, of Prospect died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at her
home.
She was a homemaker and co-owned and operated the Lawrence Fletcher
Garage in Prospect. She was a member of the Richland Road Church of
Christ in Marion and the Prospect Senior Citizens.
She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Jackson to the late Frank L. and Blanche
Lombarger Neville and was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law,
James and Gloria Neville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and
Angela Fletcher; and a sister-in-law, Esther Styer. She married Lawrence
E. Fletcher Nov. 30, 1952, in Columbus and he died Dec. 25, 1989.
She is survived by four daughters, Rachel (Allen) Crum and Karen
Fletcher and friend, Kel Bollinger of Prospect, Judy (Randy) Mobley of
Dublin and Regina (Stanley) Foos of Marion; eight grandchildren, Monica
Roush, Valerie Daniels, Brent Crum, Marla (Brad) Sager, Ellen (Phil)
Mueller, Cheryl (George III) Collins, Taylor Mobley and Reid Mobley;
eight great-grandchildren, Kyle, Zack, Courtney, Dustin, McKenzie,
Brayden, Alexa and Carter; a brother, Frank E. (Doris) Neville of
Westerville; four sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Cecil) Thornton of Florida,
Ruth (Gene) Majewski of Texas, Nancy (Cephus) Fowler of Arkansas and
Mary Ellen (Robert) Callens of Mississippi; and two brothers-in-law,
Robert (Gwen) Fletcher of Missouri and Paul Styer of Magnetic Springs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Richland Road
Church of Christ in Marion. Russell Howard and John Hill will officiate
and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willowbrook Christian Home in
Worthington; Hospice at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware or the
church. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ANNA M. REED
Anna M. Reed, 82, of Magnetic Springs, formerly of West Liberty, died
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Retired as an associate at Ranco in Delaware, she was a patient,
hardworking and loving grandmother who enjoyed quilting, baking and
bargain shopping. Fond of traveling, she frequently visited relatives in
New Mexico.
She was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Ridgeway to the late Charles Wilhelm and
Florence Edna Ramsey Daniel; and was predeceased by her husbands, Floyd
Clarence "Toad" Sullivan and Wayne Reed; a son, Charles F. "Chuck"
Sullivan; a sister, Bertha Hemminger; and a brother, Clarence Daniels.
She is survived by a daughter, Rose Sullivan of Albuquerque, N.M.; a
granddaughter, Michelle (Rex) David of Richwood; three grandsons, Scott
(Melissa) Sullivan of Marysville and Justin Curtner and Nathan Curtner
of Albuquerque; three great-grandsons, Derik and Aaron Sullivan and Adam
Davis; three sisters, Katherine Kindell of Marion, Hazel Moore of
Zanesfield and Carrie Britton of Belle Center; two brothers, Jim (Pat)
Daniels of Lake Placid, Fla., and Charles Daniel of Chariton, Iowa; a
son-in-law, Richard Curtner of Albuquerque; two daughters-in-law, JoAnn
Sullivan of Marysville and Sharon L. Sullivan of Magnetic Springs; and
many close and caring friends.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Larry Davis will officiate
and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hale
Cemetery in Mount Victory.
Memorial contributions may be made to FosterFriends in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM H. "BILL" GOODRICH
William H. "Bill" Goodrich, 69, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002, at Doctors
Hospital West.
He worked for Gilbert Shoes, was a greeter at Waffle House and
volunteered at the Hocking Valley Railroad. He also enjoyed singing in
barbershop quartet.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Westland Senior Citizens, the
Alzheimer's Support Group and Columbia Heights United Methodist Church
where he belonged to the choir and Tuesday Men's Breakfast Club.
Survivors includes his wife of 49 years, Maxine; daughter, Barbara
(Scott) Warner; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah and Benjamin; brother,
Robert (Hazel) Goodrich; mother-in-law, Naomi Rees of Marysville; and
other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Columbia Heights
United Methodist Church, 91 Sturbridge Ave., with the Rev. A. Gail Sims
officiating. Interment is Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel,
3030 W. Broad St., Columbus.

PHILIP W. GALLOWAY
Philip W. Galloway, 52, died Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital in
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Born in Steubenville, he was the son of Gerald and Bonnie Galloway of
Marysville, who survive. He retired in 2002 from Verizon Data Center
after 27 years.
He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic and the Rifle and
Revolver Club of Allen County.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Sue A. Thiel of
Fort Wayne; three sisters, Heidi Fisher and Trudi Sorg of Marysville and
Gigi Masters of Rexburg, Idaho; and a brother, Jeff of Dublin.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday with calling one hour prior at D.O.
McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort
Wayne, Ind. Graveside services will be at noon at St. Mary's Catholic
Cemetery in Kirby.
Memorials may be made to the SPCA.

HEATHER MARIE GERFEN-WALKER
Heather Marie Gerfen-Walker, 23, of Columbus and formerly of Marion and
Marysville died unexpectedly Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Bland, Va.
Born Jan. 22, 1979, in Marion, she was the daughter of Linda Walker-Carr
of Kentucky and Tim Walker of Marion.
Survivors include her parents and stepfather, Tony Carr of Kentucky; her
biological father, Dennis Gerfen and his wife, Arlene, of Richwood; her
grandparents, Jack (Delores) Fillinger of Florida and Margaret (Leonald)
Walker of Marion; stepsisters, Vanessa and Dawn Carr both of Kentucky,
Kim Jerew of Richwood; a stepbrother, Bobby Blumenschein of Florida; and
several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Todd Walker.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home  in
Marion with the Rev. Robert Young officiating. Burial will follow at
Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.

LT. COLONEL EDWIN H. SHUMAN (RETIRED)
Lt. Colonel Edwin H. Shuman (retired), 86, of Gahanna and formerly of
Richwood and Seminole, Fla., died early Sunday morning, Aug. 18, 2002,
at Traditions on Stygler Road in Gahanna.
He was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Upper Sandusky to the late Adam E. and Leah
Harriman Shuman.
He taught high school and was an administrator in Ohio and Florida, then
was retired from the Air Force after 28 years of service.
He was a member of the VFW Post 4256 in Maderia Beach, Fla., the Varsity
'O' Alumni and several military organizations; past VFW state commander
in Florida, 1984-85; a life member of the organization of the Cooties
through the VFW; and past president and member of the AARP.
On Sept. 9, 1967, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., he married Arlene Ruth
Pierce, who survives.
Also surviving are children, Geoffrey Ray (Patricia) Shuman of Columbus,
Robert James (Martha) Dillion of Pataskala, Tommie (Donald) Zacharias of
Mississippi and Kay (Phil) Karsell of Minnesota; sisters, Mary Florence
Blue of Richwood and Patsy (Ivan) Kunkleman of Troy; numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were sons, Kenneth Edwin Shuman and Richard E.
Dillion; daughter, Mary Frances DeCosier; and brothers, Max, Adam and
Mike Shuman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until time
of service with the Rev. James Christy. Veteran services will be
conducted at the funeral home following the funeral service. Burial will
take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood VFW Post 870, 9 W.
Blagrove St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MARY E. EASTERDAY
Mary E. Easterday, 79, formerly of Marion died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002,
at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky following declining health.
"Mary Kay" was born Sept. 17, 1922 in Delaware to the late George and
Mamie Spencer Easterday. She moved to Marion in 1946 and worked as a
housekeeper.
Survivors include relatives in the Marysville area and special friends
Mona Miller and Don Vance of Marion.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of service at
Gunder-Hall & Folk Funeral Directors in Marion.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Marion Cemetery
with the Rev. John H. Hill officiating.
Condolences may be expressed through gunderhallfolk@aol.com

FRIEDA I. STEWART SHIRK
Frieda I. Stewart Shirk, 84, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired in 1983 as dean of the College of Nursing at Capital
University. She was the first woman to be appointed as a member of the
board of trustees for The Ohio State University Hospitals board, serving
from 1980 to 1985, and prior to her tenure at Capital, she was the
associate director of the OSU School of Nursing. For 36 years, she held
positions in nursing education, administration and research.
Though nursing schools in the 1940s and 1950s and prior years were
located in and administered by hospitals, Shirk believed that
preparation for nursing should be offered by colleges and universities.
She felt that students could enroll in courses along with students in
other fields and share in the same activities in social, academic and
recreational clubs, broadening their education.
Throughout her career, she served on various boards and committees of
The Ohio State University and on state and national organizations to
help achieve this. She was the recipient of many awards for her work. Of
particular significance and joy to her was an award from students
campuswide for her contributions to their interests and an award for
outstanding teaching from the faculty of the university.
She earned a bachelor of science degree in education with a major in
nursing from The Ohio State University and a master of arts degree and
doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University in New
York City. A 1936 graduate of New California High School, she served in
the Army Nurse Corps in North Africa, Italy and France during World War
II.
She was a member of Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church and a
former member of the Jerome United Methodist Church. A teacher of youth,
she served on various church boards and committees and was the former
director of Christian education at the Marysville Friends Church. After
her retirement, she and her husband spent winter months in Naples, Fla.
She was born May 12, 1918, on a farm in Jerome Township to the late
Clarence and Bessie R. Vermillion Stewart and was predeceased by two
brothers, Woodrow and Carl "Burton" Stewart.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd H. Shirk whom she married June 30,
1960, in Jerome; a daughter, Donna R. Kinder of Mechanicsville, Va.; two
sons, G. Houston (Linda) Shirk of Virginia Beach, VA., and Dennis D.
(Cynthia) Shirk of Newark; two grandchildren, Douglas R. (Heather)
Kinder of Mechanicsville and Darin R. (Heather) Kinder of Hoboken, N.J.;
two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jordan Kinder; a loving sister,
Audrey B. Lawwell of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Don (Ruth) Shirk of
Foster; and two nephews, Benjamin Lawwell and Richard Lawwell of
Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Revs. Glenn Althouse and Ed Vinson will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred E. Newton Fund at The
Ohio State University or Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church in
care of the funeral home.

JANET IDA RUESLER STOFFLE
Janet Ida Ruesler Stoffle, 50, of Harlan, Ky., formerly of Jackson, Mo.,
died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in
Houston, Texas, following a courageous two-year battle with non-Hodgkins
lymphoma. She was a sister of Charlotte (Dudley) Blumenschein of
Marysville.
She was a loving wife and mother and her life revolved around her
family. She truly loved and adored her children and was always concerned
for the well-being of others. She was a member of the Harlan Mennonite
Fellowship Church in Harlan, Ky., and was a 1969 graduate of Jackson
High School in Jackson, Mo., and a 1973 graduate of Southeast Missouri
State University. She served as a teacher for several years until the
birth of her children, then worked as a teacher's aide when they reached
school age. She will be remembered as a woman of great faith, courage
and love.
She was born Jan. 6, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Wilbert H. and Ida
Pohlmann Ruesler and was predeceased by her father and an infant
sister-in-law, Laura Stoffle.
She is survived by her mother of Jackson, Mo.; her devoted husband of
more than 26 years, Frank Stoffle whom she married Feb. 21, 1976, at St.
Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, Mo.; a daughter, Audrey of the home;
two sons, Jeffrey and Jocob of the home; three sisters, Marilyn (Wayne)
Ferkel of St. Louis, Mo., Charlotte (Dudley) Blumenschein of Marysville
and Sharon (Bill) Laxton of Scott City, Mo.; a brother, Wayne (Jae)
Ruesler of Sikeston, Mo.; mother- and father-in-law, Lee and Frank
Stoffle of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law;
many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and countless friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the
Harlan United Methodist Church in Harlan. No calling hours will be
observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the M.D. Anderson Lymphoma
Department or the Janet Stoffle Fund in care of the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home which is assisting with local arrangements.

JUANITA L. REESE
Juanita L. Reese, 83, of Sabina died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at
Clinton Memorial Hospital.
She was a lifelong homemaker and member of the Sabina Church of Christ.
She graduated from Sabina High School in 1937.
She was born in Sabina Feb. 24, 1919, to the late Abel M.S. and Laura
Jones Rude and was predeceased by a sister, Zelma Rude Cox; a brother,
Raymond Rude; and a grandson, Wayne Kirk Grose.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harley N. Reese; a daughter,
Kay (Bill) Shepherd of Wilmington; a son, Barry L. (Connie) Reese of
Plain City; and two grandchildren, Laureese Allison Shepherd and William
Kent Grose.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Littleton
Funeral Home, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina and burial will be at the
Sabina Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabina Church of Christ.


DONALD DEAN PARROTT
Donald Dean Parrott, 95, of near Magnetic Springs died Wednesday, Aug.
14, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a lifelong devoted member of the Magnetic Springs United
Methodist Church and served in most of the church and Sunday School
offices. A graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, he and his brother
Chester founded the Parrott Implement Company in 1946 and he could
regularly be found at the business until shortly before his last illness
and death.
He actively promoted community interests, serving as president of the
Richwood Community Apartments at the time they were dedicated in 1972, a
member of the Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational Advisory Committee, Union
County representative to the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, member
of the Union County Board of Health, trustee of NUAC, organizer and
supporter of the annual Richwood Springenfest and until the age of 94
was an active supporter of the North Union community recycling effort.
He was a past president of the former Richwood Lions Club and a member
of the Knights of Pythias at Magnetic Springs.
Among his many unsought honors were Honorary Chapter Farmer of the
Leesburg-Magnetic Springs FFA, Union County Senior Citizen of the Year,
Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year for the Central Ohio Area Agency
on Aging and Central Ohio Hall of Fame as well as recognition for his
support of the North Union Local Schools in the installation of the
track and athletic complex, development of the Richwood Emergency
Assistance Program and continuing support of Springenfest.
He was born March 18, 1907, to the late William J. and Rose Bonnett
Parrott.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Dorothy Ballard Parrott
whom he married April 4, 1931, in Fletcher; three children, Kathryn Kay
(John) Bishop of Marysville, William L. (Sally) Parrott of near Magnetic
Springs and Richard E. (May) Parrott of Marysville; grandchildren, Mark
(Michele) Bishop, Kendra (Stephen) Hamby, Mary Jean (Nevin) Smith, Rita
(James) Monroe, Donald (Connie) Parrott, Anne (Damon) Crabtree, Karen
(Rick) Rausch, Robert Parrott, Neil (Sally) Parrott and Angela Rowlett;
and 19 great-grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, relatives
and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Magnetic
Springs United Methodist Church. The Revs. Stephen Hamby and Mo Dunn
will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald D. and Dorothy B.
Parrott Scholarship Fund for North Union Students, 401 N. Franklin St.,
Richwood, 43344.


IRMA M. LANDON
Irma M. Landon, 85, of Richwood, formerly of Marysville, died suddenly
and unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at her home.
She was a 1935 graduate of Richwood High School and had attended the
Marysville First Baptist Church. She especially enjoyed her family and
socializing at the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Essex to the late Charles and Laurana
Salyer Collins and was predeceased by a son, Marion Landon on June 25,
1996; two grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Walter
Collins; and two sisters, Glada Maxine Collins and Vera Pryor. She
married Harold T. Landon Nov. 10, 1938, in Magnetic Springs and he died
Oct. 18, 1998.
She is survived by three daughters; Janet (Ron) Carr of Prospect, Judy
(Don) Harshfield of West Mansfield and Jean Straley and special friend,
Earl Stump of Marengo; a daughter-in-law, Georgia Landon of Marysville;
15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Annabel
(LaMoyne) Converse of Richwood and Dorothy Landon of Milford Center;
several nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Vi Ferguson of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Peter Miller Jr. will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235
Grove St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home in Marysville is handling arrangements.

MELVIN G. BOLIN
Melvin G. Bolin, 84, of North Lewisburg died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was a retired dairy farmer and had retired from O.M. Scotts Co. He
was a member of the Fountain Park Church of Christ in Christian Union
and most recently attended Union Chapel Church in West Liberty. He was a
volunteer fireman and avid hunter and a member of the Farm Bureau.
He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Cable to the late George A. and Myrtie
(Will) Bolin and was the last surviving sibling. He married H. Eleanor
Butz Sept. 25, 1936, in Winchester, Ind., and she died Jan. 10, 2001.
He is survived by a son, George H. (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,
April (Kelly) Kaylor, Kimberly Bailey, Paul (Jennifer) Thompson and
Emily Bailey; three great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kaleb Kaylor and Lanee
Thompson of North Lewisburg; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
At his request, his body was donated to Ohio University in Athens.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Union Chapel Church
on Route 287 in West Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association or Tricare Hospice of Bellefontaine.


LOUISE T. FIELDS
Louise T. Fields, 83, of St. Clare Shores, Mich., died Sunday, Aug. 11,
2002.
She was the loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.
She was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Silverton, Colo., to the late Louie and
Amelia Serena Michelutti. She married Bernard Fields Feb. 9, 1942, and
he died Feb. 2, 2001.
Funerals services will be held at noon Wednesday 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 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday.

WILLIAM A. "BILL" REEDER
William A. "Bill" Reeder, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at the home of his son.
He worked for General Motors for 30 years in the shipping and security
departments and was an avid fisherman and rod maker for more than 60
years.
He was born Jan. 3, 1914, in Arthur, Ill., and was predeceased by his
father; Fred Reeder; his mother, Myrtle L. Trout; his stepfather, Claude
Trout; a sister, Annie Moser; and a twin brother, Tom Reeder.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen B. Reeder; two sons, Ron
(Myrna) Coup of Tampa, Fla., and Jim (Leah) Reeder of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Steve, Mike, Mark, Angela, Bryan and Heidi; 10
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger
Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus. The Rev. Wayne Engle will
officiate and entombment will be at Green Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum in
Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.

BERNARD R. BUTLER
Bernard R. Butler, 89, of Plain City died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at
the Convalarium at Indian Run after an extended illness.
He attended Calvary Bible Church on North High Street in Columbus and
was a member of the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union in
Plain City. He was an amateur violinist who taught string instrument
lessons during the 1970s.
He was born Aug. 16, 1912, in Bellefontaine to Claude and Flossie
Swysgood Butler who died July 9, 1949, and July 10, 1958, respectively.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Yutzy Butler whom he married Dec. 28,
1958, at the Bellefontaine Church of Christ; and a son, Hugh B. Butler
of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Phil Conrad will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.

MOZELLE MCCANN
Mozelle McCann, 92, of East Liberty died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
She retired in 1975 from Harding Machine Company after 35 years as a
dedicated inspector. She was a 1928 graduate of East Liberty High School
and a longtime member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church,
serving as church treasurer for 40 years. She was a former member of the
Susan Henry Circle, the East Liberty Garden Club and Fern Chapter 170.
She especially enjoyed watching television.
She was born March 29, 1910, in East Liberty to the late Otis Elmer and
Bertha Johnston Smith. She married Dale McCann Feb. 25, 1945, and he
died Aug. 30, 1988.
She is survived by a sister, Louise Geraldine Poling Collins of Kenton;
and two nephews and their families, Robert (Connie) Poling of Kenton and
Terry (Dawn) Poling of Tallahassee, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mnansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. No calling hours will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist
Church in care of the funeral home.

LOUISE CLAY
Louise Clay, 86, of Forest and formerly of East Liberty and Cincinnati
died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at The Corinthian Nursing Home in Kenton
following an extended illness.
She was a loving homemaker and perfectly defined the role of mom and
grandma for her family. She enjoyed baking and sewing and will be
remembered for her homemade noodles and breads and especially her
butterscotch pies. She was a member of the East Liberty Church of Christ
and was a 1934 graduate of Liberty Rural High School.
Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Raymond to the late Guy and Mabel Montgomery
Hodge, she was married on Oct. 23, 1938, in Covington, Ky., to Kenneth
Clay, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1978. She was also preceded
in death by a son, Billy Clay, on Jan. 5, 2002; two brothers, Earl Hodge
and Duane Hodge; and a sister, Maxine Temple.
Survivors include three daughters, Toni (Leonard) Cox of Belle Center,
Tobi (Michael) Sanders of Cincinnati and Gina (Dick) Price of Forest;
two sons, Mick (Carol) Clay of Forest and Steve (Jean) Clay of Provo,
Utah; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Drumm of
Alger; two brothers, Merton Hodge of Forest and Larry Hodge of Houston,
Tex.; an uncle, Charles "Wattsy" (Ruby) Montgomery of East Liberty;
several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Tuesday at noon at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home of West Mansfield. Dr. Jason Robson will officiate and
burial will take place at East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin

WILLIAM L. "BILL" GRIFFITH
William L. "Bill" Griffith, 67, of Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday
evening, Sept. 26, 2002, at the Marion General Hospital.
A current member of the Richwood Village Council, he was a director of
the Ohio Harness Horseman's Association, a member of the Richwood
Matinee Club and original member of the "Grumpy Old Men Stable." He was
known in the Richwood Gazette for his writings as "Race Track Willy,"
was a former member of the Richwood Fair Board and member of the Essex K
of P, the Central Committeeman for the Republican Party in Union County,
had formerly played fastpitch softball for the Hunt Milling Team, was an
avid supporter of North Union athletics and had formerly coached Little
League Baseball in Richwood. A 1952 graduate of the Richwood High
School, he was retired from the Richwood Post Office after 36 years of
service and currently worked part time at the Richwood Cardinal. He was
a member of the Richwood Church of Christ.
He was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Waldo to the late Charles Wilbur and Zita
Bosley Griffith. On Aug. 15, 1953, at the Richwood Church of Christ,  he
married Phyllis I. Roberts and she survives.
Also surviving are children, Jeff (Phyllis) Griffith and Deb Lewis of
Richwood; sister, Sally (the Rev. William) Osborne of Hamilton, Mich.;
grandchildren, Cyndi, Chrisy and B.J. Griffith and Gina (Chris) Selover;
and great-grandchildren, Brennan Griffith and Grace, Joel and Faith
Selover.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Richwood Church
of Christ with the Rev. Scot Gorsuch officiating. Friends may call
Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Burial will be in the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Union Lady Cat
Basketball Team for their trip to San Diego. Mailing address is North
Union High School, c/o Brian Terrill, 401 N. Franklin St., Richwood,
Ohio, 43344.

ROBERT B. TRENT
Robert B. Trent, 78, of Columbus died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at the
Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center.
A farmer for many years, he also worked for the Linworth Farmer's
Exchange before retiring from Smarts Farm Equipment in Plain City.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Pike County to the late Harley "Jack" and
Bessie Green Trent and was predeceased by his former wife, Mary
Elizabeth Howard.
He is survived by two sons, Robert H. Trent of Columbus and John Trent
of Marysville; four daughters, Diana Lee Guice of Pleasant Gap, Pa.,
Barbara (Robert) Cooper of London, Carol (Ray) Wilson of Delaware and
Linda (Kenneth) Nevels of Medina; 13 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert "Pete" Trent and Charles "Ed"
Trent of Beaver; two sisters, Clarice Jackson of Columbus and Peggy
Mickey of Beaver; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday at the Eberle Funeral
Home, 103 N. Main St., London. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

 

KENNETH LEO "KENNY" WARTHMAN
Kenneth Leo "Kenny" Warthman, 92, of Bellefontaine, formerly of West
Mansfield, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital after a
short illness.
He retired in 1972 from Bell Laboratories in Whippeny, N.J., after a
distinguished 30-year career as a mechanical engineer. He took great
pride in his engineering experiences and was especially proud to serve
on the design team of the Land-Based Antenna for the ECHO Satellite
System. He was a 1927 graduate of West Mansfield High School and a 1939
graduate of the Ohio State University where he received a bachelor of
mechanical engineering degree.
A proud veteran of World War II, he attained the rank of captain in the
U.S. Army Air Corps and served his country from Dec. 19, 1940, to April
16, 1946. He was a loyal alumnus of Ohio State University and will be
remembered as a talented fix-it man and an entertaining joke teller.
He enjoyed a 30-year retirement and was able to travel extensively to
Africa and Europe on several occasions. He had a keen interest in
photography and amassed an impressive collection of photos and slides
from his travels and military and work assignments.
He was born Oct. 5, 1909, in Mexico, Mo., to the late William and Hattie
Engel Warthman and was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel Fattig
Warthman on Feb. 25, 1987; his second wife, Betty Richardson Warthman on
Sept. 6, 1998; two sisters, Velma Eastman and Cleota Simpson; a niece,
Jeanne Baker; and a stepson, Joe Scott.
He is survived by three stepsons, Robert (DeAnn) Scott of Springfield,
Ill., Richard Scott of Worthington and Jon Michael (Caroline) Scott of
Orlando, Fla.; a step-daughter-in-law, Alice Scott of Melbourne, Fla.;
several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two nephews,
Marvin (Eunice) Eastman of Roanoke, Texas, and Carroll (Anna Mae)
Eastman of West Mansfield; two nieces, Mary Pauline Fields of Mansfield
and Vada (Robert) Kindell of Kenton; several great-nieces and -nephews;
and special friends, Florence Kerns of Green Hills and Beulah Orahood of
Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Walter
Cramer, a close family friend, will officiate and burial will be at the
York Cemetery in York Center with full military honors conducted by the
Logan County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

ANNABELLE E. STOKES
Annabelle E. Stokes, 73, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002,
at her residence.
She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed flowers and gardening and loved
her family.
She was born May 13, 1929, to the late Calvin and Alberta (Shurte) Knox
and was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Wanda, Mildred, Rose,
Ronnie, Jimmy, Billy, Junior (Calvin), Tommy and John; a grandchild,
Chance; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Elizabeth; and her husband,
Richard Stokes on Jan. 1, 1987.
She is survived by four sons, Dale Stokes, Cliff (Tonya) Stokes and Bart
Stokes of North Lewisburg and Brett (Ginny) Stokes of Kenton; seven
daughters, Sis (Buck) Taylor, Barb (Duane) Hughes, Ann (Randy) Thomas,
Millie (Randy) Damron, Vonnie (Dan) Welch and Vicky (Mike) Newhart of
North Lewisburg and Tammy (Rick) Earl of Marysville; 36 grandchildren;
30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Knox of Richwood and
Russell Knox of Woodstock; four sisters, Marilyn Moore, Lea Boyer and
Marlea Tatman of North Lewisburg and Linda Legge of Sidney; several
nieces and nephews; and special friends, Rhonda, Ronnie and Otto Farley
and William of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Brian Votan will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home.

THOMAS L. COONS
Thomas L. Coons, 52, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at
Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was a welder at Honda of America. A 1968 graduate of Bellefontaine
High School, he served in the Army Reserve from 1968-1974. He was a
member of Elks Lodge 132 and the Moose Lodge at Indian Lake.
He was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Kenton to the late Kenneth L. and
Charlotte R. Winters Coons and was predeceased by an infant child.
He is survived by a son, Bradley (Kyle) J. Coons of Bellefontaine; a
granddaughter, Alix Coons; a brother, Charles A. (Susie) Coons of West
Liberty; a niece and nephew; a great-niece and great-nephew; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. Ronald Irick will officiate and
burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society.

LESLIE V. JOHNSON
Leslie V. Johnson, 87, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Heartland of
Marysville.
He was retired from the Norfolk and Western Railroad.
He was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Ashtabula to the late Elmer and Bernice
Farr Johnson and was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Johnson; a
brother, Harold Johnson; special friends, Valetta Blackstone and Juanita
Haybron; and in 1989 by his wife, Catherine Green Johnson.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Domnic) Garbo of Lorain; two
sons, Timothy (Charlotte) Johnson of Richmond, Va., and Thomas
(Kathleen) Johnson of Plain City; nine grandchildren; and a sister,
Geraldine Wilkes of Huron.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET KARRER RODABAUGH
Margaret Karrer Rodabaugh, 87, of Columbus, formerly of Plain City, died
Sept. 21, 2002, surrounded by her family at Riverside Methodist
Hospital.
She was a 1937 graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Columbus
and worked as a nursing supervisor. After her marriage in 1939, she
served as office nurse in family practice in Plain City with her
husband, Herman, for 44 years. She was a 50-year member of King's
Daughters, the Plain City Book Club and the Plain City Presbyterian
Church. She will be remembered for her keen sense of humor, love of
nature, generosity and Christmas cookies.
She was born Dec. 24, 1914, in Carey to the late George I. and Minnie
Stoll Pahl and was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Herman E.
Karrer; a grandson, Andrew E. Karrer; two brothers, Gerald and Leroy
Pahl; and a sister, Martha Pahl White.
She is survived by her husband of seven years, Dr. Galon Rodabaugh; two
sons, George H. (Carol) Karrer and John P. Karrer; grandchildren,
Matthew Karrer and James (Paula) Karrer; and a sister, Catherine Long.
Other survivors include Steve (Carol) Rodabaugh, Carol (Jack) Benninger,
Ron (Sue) Rodabaugh and Priscilla Baker and their families; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church. The Revs. Don Hilkerbaumer and Dr. Charles Stenner
will officiate and burial will be at the Dublin Community Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral
home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
Easy Entry Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

HOWARD WESLEY HAWTHORNE
Howard Wesley Hawthorne, 86, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002,
at The Gables in Green Pastures.
He was a 1933 graduate of St. Clairsville High School where he was class
secretary and he attended Muskingum College. His early occupations
included being the owner of a milk delivery business, owner/partner of a
hardware store in Flushing, substitute rural mail carrier and, finally,
a tractor-trailer driver for Transamerican Freight Lines, which
satisfied his passion for travel. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Marysville and a former member of the First Presbyterian
Church and Calvary Presbyterian in St. Clairsville. He was devoted to
and loved by his family who will miss him every day.
He was born Nov. 7, 1915, in St. Clairsville to the late Earl A. and
Cora Sutton Hawthorne and was predeceased by a son, Thomas; a sister,
Helen; and a brother, Kenneth.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Greenwood Hawthorne whom he married
Sept. 10, 1938, at Thoburn Methodist Church in St. Clairsville; a
daughter, Donna (Robert) Riegler of Marysville; a grandson, Eric Wharton
of Marysville; a niece, Gretna Hawthorne Lambert of Lehigh Acres, Fla.;
a daughter-in-law, Judy Hawthorne of Austin, Texas; and many cousins and
other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kelly-Kemp-Braido
Funeral Home in Bethesda, Ohio. The Rev. Peter Miller of the Marysville
First Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be at Ebenezer
Cemetery in Bethesda. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a church or
charity of the donor's choice.

JOAN KINKADE CLARRIDGE
Joan Kinkade Clarridge, 85, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at her home following a courageous
10-month battle with lung cancer.
A resident of Florida for the past 20 years, she retired from the Union
County Department of Human Services. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. She was a devoted mother with a
wonderful sense of humor, an avid reader and a dedicated Ohio State fan.

She was born Nov. 6, 1916, in Marysville to the late Robert and Edith
Reemsnyder Kinkade and was predeceased by a brother, Robert Kinkade; a
grandson, Shawn McClain; and her husband, Bernard L. Clarridge.
She is survived by four daughters, Susan Johnson and Jane (John) McClain
of Marysville; Judy and Sally Clarridge of Clearwater; a son, John
(Brenda) Clarridge of London; five grandchildren, Gary, Mike and Steve
Johnson, Debbie Carter and Courtney McClain; five great-grandchildren; a
sister, Natalie Hall of Dublin; and many nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of the Sun Coast, 300 E. Bay Drive, Largo, Fla.
33770. Envelopes are available at the Underwood Funeral Home which is
handling local arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT TUCKER
Robert Tucker of Geneva, Ill., a former teacher and coach in Marysville,
died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, of cancer.
Arrangements are being handled by the Yurs-Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771
W. State St., Geneva, Ill.

MILDRED V. PHELPS SNYDER
Mildred V. Phelps Snyder, 84, of Delaware died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002,
at the Sarah Moore Home.
She was a homemaker, a devout Christian of the Protestant faith and a
member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Delaware.
She was born June 6, 1918, in Union County to the late Oliver and Mary
Alice Sparks Phelps and was predeceased by a son, Ted; a grandson, Tony;
a granddaughter, Rebecca; and three brothers, Fred, Albert and Bill
Phelps.
She is survived by her husband, Candom O. Snyder; three daughters, Peggy
(George) Buckingham of Delaware, Marcena Webster of North Lewisburg and
Jennie (Dean) Ecker of Ashley; a son, Dan (Julie) Snyder of Marengo; 11
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Phelps of
Chillicothe; two half-brothers, Jim Phelps of Lancaster, Calif., and Tom
Phelps of Dallas, Texas; and a half-sister, Ethel Fields of Mason.
Funerals services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral home in Delaware and graveside services will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held
at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Moore Home or the
Centrum at Willowbrook in Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

RUBY V. BURNSIDE
Ruby V. Burnside, 85, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a farm wife and a longtime member of the Marysville First United
Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family and many friends, doing lawn
work around the farm and gardening and was an avid horse lover. She was
known for her baking abilities and in 1969 won first place honors in the
All Ohio Electric Bake-A-Rama Baking Award held at the Ohio State Fair.
She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Woodstock to the late Roy and Florence
Stout Lucas and was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Burnside on Oct.
26, 1975; a sister, Mildred Herman; and a brother, Fay Lucas. She
married Robert L. Burnside April 6, 1941, in Woodstock and he died Oct.
26, 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Nancy A. (Douglas) Smith of Monroe and
Sandra K. (John) McBride of Marysville; a granddaughter, Stephanie L.
Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; and a sister, Stella Runyan of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Stephenie Smith, the granddaughter of the deceased, will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals in
care of the funeral home.

CHARLES RALPH ELLIOTT
Charles Ralph Elliott, 91, of Mentor-On-The-Lake for the past 40 years,
formerly of Euclid and West Mansfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at
Mentor Way Care Center.
He retired in 1976 after 23 years of service as a machinist with the
Eaton Corporation. He was raised in the Baptist faith as a child and was
a 1931 graduate of West Mansfield High School. An avid outdoorsman, he
enjoyed basketball, baseball, gardening, hunting and fishing.
He was born April 3, 1911, in West Mansfield to the late Lloyd and Belva
Drake Elliott and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Peggy M.
Elliott and a brother, Donald Elliott.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Edna Margaret Chambers Elliott
whom he married Jan. 30, 1932; three sons, Ronald (Audrey) Elliott of
Westlake Village, Calif., Jack (Caroline) Elliott of Mentor and Gary
(Joanne) Elliott of Philadelphia; two daughters, Nancy (James) Snider of
New Baltimore, Mich., and Kathleen Knight of Riverdale, Ga.; 17
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Mortimore
of West Mansfield and Virginia Inskeep of East Liberty; two brothers,
Jonathan (Helen) Elliott and Carl (Susan) Elliott of West Mansfield; a
sister-in-law, Rosemary Pummell of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hathaway
Cemetery in West Mansfield. The Rev. Robert Buchanan will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2634
Lexington Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45505.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

SANDRA M. KRAMER
Sandra M. Kramer, 56, of Marysville died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at
her home.
An associate of WECU Credit Union for 15 1/2 years, she was the wife of
Myron L. Kramer and mother of Ryan, Ethan, Bethany and Anthony Kramer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to
6 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Saturday's newspaper.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRANCES C. ANDERSON
Frances C. Anderson, 96, of Urbana died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at
Mercy McAuley Center.
She was born May 12, 1906, in Cable to the late Royal B. and Zella Black
Green and was predeceased by her stepmother, Clara Green; a daughter,
Loudonna Koehnen; and four sisters, Ruby, Nellie Willura, Hazel and
Ethel.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roger P. Anderson; a son,
LeRoy (Carolyn) Holt of Marysville; two sisters, Minnie Reeder of
Springield and Erma Schooley of Commercial Point; eight grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Milford Center
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and
burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6
to 8 p.m. Monday at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, 235 Miami St.,
Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

SANDRA M. RAUSCH KRAMER
Sandra M. Rausch Kramer, 56, of Marysville died Thursday, Sept. 12,
2002, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was an associate at WECU Credit Union for more than 15 years and was
a longtime sales representative for Avon. A dedicated and loving wife
and daughter, her primary devotion was to her children. She was a life
member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was baptized
and confirmed.
She was involved with New Hope Community Fellowship and enjoyed reading,
flowers and floral gardening and collecting hummingbird figurines. She
was a 1964 graduate of Fairbanks High School and received a business
degree in Columbus after high school.
She was born May 7, 1946, in Union County to the late Erwin and Marie
Bunsold Rausch and was predeceased by a niece, Suzanne Kidwell.
She is survived by her husband, Myron L. Kramer whom she married Oct. 9,
1971, at St. John's Lutheran Church; four children, Ryan, Ethan, Bethany
and Anthony Kramer; a sister, June (Jimmy) Carmean and two brothers,
Thomas (Jeanine) Rausch and Roger (Sandy) Rausch of Marysville; her
father- and mother-in-law, Leon and Martha Kramer of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Valerie Kramer of Portsmouth and Kim (Dave) Ragan of
Idaho; an aunt, Christine Simmons of Marysville; and numerous nieces,
nephews and loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday 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 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to
6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to World Vision or Habitat for
Humanity in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ZELLA MARIE DAY BALLOU
Zella Marie Day Ballou, 97, of Marysville and formerly of Mansfield died
Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
A homemaker, she and her husband were engaged in farming for many years.
She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, canning, sewing and raising
her children.
She was born Aug. 20, 1905, in Carl Junction, Mo., to the late Alonzo
Ambrose and Elizabeth Elmore Day. She was predeceased in 1991 by her
husband, James Lyle Ballou; in 1959 by a daughter, Lila Lee Ballou and
two sisters, Imogene Gale and May Fleck and two brothers, Elmer Day and
Clifford Day.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay (Gordon) Schultz of Marysville and
Marlene (Jim) Herres of Bellefontaine; a grandson, Jeffrey (Tracy)
Herres of Marysville; three granddaughters, Mechele Herres of Powell,
Kristy (Rich) Rowland of Marysville and Terri (Randy) Schmidt of
Bellefontaine; six great-grandchildren, Katey and J.B. Rowland, Derrick,
Chris, Pat and Lance Schmidt; a sister, Helen Ellis of Mansfield and a
brother, Harold (Mildred) Shroats of Chicago.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery with
the Rev. Peter Miller officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at
Underwood Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CARL CLIFTON WISE
Carl Clifton Wise, 59, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, due to
injuries received in an automobile accident near Milford Center.
He was an employee Premier of Marysville and a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church. He was a former member of the Marysville Jaycees, was
an avid football fan and enjoyed watching harness racing and playing
golf.
He was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Marysville to Milton P. and Jennette
Perry Wise and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; a sister, Vivian M. Heil of
Marysville; two brothers, Roy E. Wise of Marysville and Gary E. (Carol)
Wise of Delaware; three nieces and two nephews; five great-nieces and
three great-nephews; three aunts; one uncle; and several cousins.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the St.
John's Lutheran Church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the Ingram
Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

DELMAR CHARLES COOK SR.
Delmar Charles Cook Sr., 84, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, in the
intensive care unit of Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness.
He was retired after 20 years of service as an inspector with Ranco and
was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II, serving from Nov. 26, 1940, to Oct. 28, 1945. He
especially enjoyed his family.
He was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Dover Township to the late William and
Mary Smith Cook and was predeceased by two brothers, Merle and Lutrelle
Cook and two sisters, Jean Foust and Elizabeth Bradley.
He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Loretta Rausch Cook
whom he married May 3, 1942, in Indianapolis; a son, Delmar C.
(Stephenie) Cook Jr. of Marysville; two daughters, Loretta M. Moe of
Marysville and Lila S. (Mike) Pritchett of Jefferson City, Mo.; seven
grandchildren, Jeffery and Michael Graves, Matthew Cook, Andrea Sprague,
Andrew and Courtney Pritchett and Elissa Moe; two great-grandchildren,
Flint Graves and Marlena Cook; a brother, Richard Cook of Circleville;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 5 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church general fund in care of
the funeral home.

HAROLD LEONARD GEORGE DAUM
Harold Leonard George Daum, 76, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville after a nine-week
battle with cancer.
He retired in 1980 after more than 30 years of dedicated service as a
job setter with General Motors. After retirement, he operated Daum's
Lawn Equipment from his home. He was a faithful member of Trinity
Lutheran Church and regularly attended the early morning Sunday service
with his family. He became a member of the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game
Club within the past year and enjoyed gardening and attending auctions
and especially enjoyed playing euchre and pinochle. He took great pride
in maintaining the appearance of his home and will be remembered as a
jack-of-all-trades and a devoted family man.
He was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Marysville to the late George P. and
Margaret Streng Daum and was predeceased by a great-grandson, Ronald
Sidney Nicol; an infant twin sister; four brothers, Gerhardt, Leonard,
George and Ray Daum; and four sisters, Lena McCarty, Ernestine Daum,
Kathryn Heath and Clara Baltz.
He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Patty Jean Amrine Daum
whom he married April 23, 1947, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Linda
(Ronald) Nicol of Great Falls, Mont.; a son, Danny (Joan) Daum of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Julie (Kenneth) Dennis of Parkersburg,
W.V., Ronald Matthew (Pam) Nicol and Stephanie Nicol of Great Falls,
Mont., and Andrew Daum of Marysville; two great-grandsons, Floyd Dennis
and Matthew Nicol; two brothers, Manuel Daum of Marysville and Ernest
(Lena) Daum of Huntsville; a sister, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell; four
sisters-in-law, Alice Reams of Prospect, Janet (Everett) Humble and
Carolyn Amrine of Marysville and Carolyn Daum of Columbus; a
brother-in-law, Richard (Evelyn) Amrine of Marion; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. Renee Ahern and Steve Smithberger will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Sunday at the West Chapel at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity
Lutheran Church building fund in care of the funeral home.

ANNA GENEVA "NEVA" GILLIAM
Anna Geneva "Neva" Gilliam, 68, of Plain City died Wednesday, Sept. 11,
2002, at her home.
She was retired from Medex Inc. of Dublin and enjoyed crocheting,
quilting and spending quality time with her grandchildren.
She was born April 24, 1934, in Mazie, Ky., to the late Emory and Sally
Jane Fannin Sparks and was predeceased by her husband, Danville Gilliam
in 1989; three brothers, John Walter Sparks, James Sparks and William
Sparks; and four sisters, Geneva Sparks, Zolena Sparks, Rinda Sparks and
Glenna Ison.
She is survived by a daughter, Tami Dille of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Brandon Dille, Brody Dille and Danielle Schrienk; four
brothers, George (Rosemary) Sparks of Plain City, Buck (Bonnie) Sparks
of Fairborn, Delmas (Virginia) Sparks of North Lewisburg and Emory
(Phyllis) Sparks Jr. of Ostrander; and two sisters, Maggie (James)
Robinson of Blaine, Ky., and Evelyn (Paul) VonDach of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Phil Conrad will officiate and burial
will be at 3 p.m. at the McConnelsville Cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

ROSS F. HEADINGTON
Ross F. Headington, 87, of Morrow, formerly of Union County, died
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.
He graduated from Byhalia-York High School and retired in 1987 after 20
years as a carpenter with Gallenstine in Cincinnati. He was a member of
Kenton Elks Lodge 157 and was an avid reader.
He was born March 28, 1915, in Union County to the late Charles and Omah
Tallman Headington and was predeceased by three sisters, Raola Floyd,
Lois Schafer and Betty Shawd.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Chrystene Bowles Headington; two
sons, Joel (Ellen) Headington of Kenton and Cary Headington of
Ludington, Mich.; three stepchildren, Mitchell Howard of Lebanon, Suzie
(Link) Hart of Wilmington and Deborah Spencer of Missouri, Texas; five
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy "Bill" (Rita)
Headington of Richwood; two sisters, Catherine Bush of Daytona Beach,
Fla., and Peggy Stanford of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a brother-in-law, Walter
Shawd of Daytona Beach; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Vale-Hoskins Funeral
Home, 513 W. Pike St., Morrow, with funeral services at 8 p.m. Graveside
services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

JOHN F. RAMGE
John F. Ramge, 89, of Kenton died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at his home.
He was retired from farming and the Soil Conservation Service. He was a
member of Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus, Council of
Churches, Hardin County Farm Bureau, Crippled Children and Adults
Association of Hardin County and a life member of Kenton Elks Lodge 157.

He was born April 23, 1913, in Hardin County to the late Franklin "Pete"
and Marie Diehl Ramge and was predeceased by two sisters, Jean Barringer
and Rebecca Stilson.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Grace Linington Ramge whom he
married Dec. 28, 1940, in Kenton; two sons, John A. (Mona Kay) Ramge and
James F. (Sharon) Ramge of Kenton; a daughter, Judy (John) Hill of
Marysville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two
brothers, Donald "Bud" (Mary) Ramge of Findlay and James E. (Shirley)
Ramge of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate
Conception Church in Kenton. The Rev. William Faustner 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. today at the Price Funeral Home, 123 N. Main
St., Kenton, where prayer services will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care or the
Crippled Children and Adults Association

CHARLES D. SIMPSON
Charles D. Simpson, 79, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Marysville
and Worthington, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at the Friendship Manor
in Pewee Valley, Ky., following an extended illness.
He retired after a 30-year career as a machinist with Rockwell
International. A proud veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Africa and
Europe during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was born Jan. 9, 1923, in Nelsonville to the late Gerald and Ruth
Griffin Simpson. He was married to Anna Benesova Simpson on March 29,
1947, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 1985. He was also
preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Simpson.
He is survived by his daughter, Charlotte B. (James) Daly of Louisville,
Ky.; his son, Milan (Brenda) Simpson of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; a
step-grandson, Robert McNelley II of Nashville, Tenn.; a
step-granddaughter, Jennifer McNelley of Leesburg, Va.; a
step-great-granddaughter, Madison Ebersole of Leesburg, Va.; his
brother, Norman (Helen) Simpson; two sisters, Imo Riley and Marcella
Dunham and an aunt, Kathryn Simpson, all of Marysville; and many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home with Deacon Anthony Bonacci officiating. Friends may call from 2
p.m. until time of service. Burial with military honors will be
conducted by the Union County Veterans Association on Monday at 2 p.m.
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation For
Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY
10163.

MELVIN E. "BARNEY" BARRY
Melvin E. "Barney" Barry, 85, of near Richwood died Wednesday, Sept. 4,
2002, at Marion General Hospital.
He was retired as manager of Hertz Rental Car in Marion after 30 years
of service. He had formerly farmed, worked at the former Pure Oil and
Standard Oil gas stations in Marion, been in the trucking business,
hauling milk to Belle Center and sold machinery for the International
Harvester Company. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
He was born June 26, 1917, in Pottersburg to the late Jesse Melvin and
Myrtle Thompson Barry and was predeceased by three brothers, James
Thompson and Walter and Wilbur Barry.
He is survived by his wife, Virgina E. Snowden Barry whom he married
June 8, 1940 in Columbus; two sons, Charles (Lyn) Barry of Richwood and
Robert (Pat) Barry of Marion; two daughters, Rosann (George) Stickford
of Dublin and Jodi (Tom) Stage of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Omah Kilfian of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Pall bearers will be Eric Stickford, Tim Barry, Alan Barry, Pat Stage,
Tom Clark, Todd Cunningham, Reggie Streicher and Mitch Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association, P.O. Box 15, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

SYLVIA L. SHORT
Sylvia L. Short, 78, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She had been going to dialysis for 17 years, the first 11 years in
Columbus and the next six years at Mad River Dialysis in Bellefontaine
where she was the first patient. She enjoyed watching birds and
squirrels, shopping and eating good food. She will be missed by
neighbors and many friends she met through all the years of dialysis and
Helping Hand of Champaign County.
She was born in Woodstock to the late Elvis E. and Susie Copas Eubanks
and was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Louise; brothers, Russell E.,
Raymond F. and Bernice C. Eubanks; and a sister, Ora Lee M. Eubanks.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Fredrick Short; a
daughter, Brenda Rister of North Lewisburg; a grandson, Matthew L.
(Kiesha) Warner and a great-grandson, Zachary of North Lewisburg; two
brothers, Thomas H. (Beverly) Eubanks of Marysville and Rodney R.
(Maggie) Eubanks of Irwin; two sisters, Jane M.A. (John) Dingey of North
Lewisburg and Barbara V. (Clarence) Burroughs of Bellefontaine; a
special friend, David L. Groves; and an ex-son-in-law, Tracy L. Rister.
Private services were held at the convenience of the family and burial
was at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of
Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., FTE 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

MARY LOUISE FOGT
Mary Louise Fogt, 90, of Sidney, a lifelong Shelby County resident, died
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community
Center in Sidney.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and
Esther Circle at the church, Wilson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the
Shelby County Senior Citizens.
She was born July 26, 1912, in Sidney to the late Ira J. and Alice
Dinsmore Fisher and was predeceased by a sister. She married Leroy B.
Fogt June 19, 1938, and he died Aug. 19, 1971.
She is survived by a daughter, Marcia (Robert) Sorrell of Middletown;
two sons, David L. (Jane) Fogt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Daniel E. (Betty)
Fogt of Marysville; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Annabel Fisher of
Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oliver and
Peg Amos Chapel at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. The Rev.
Jonathan Schriber and Dr. Fred Lacuesta will officiate and burial will
be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main St. in Sidney and from
9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in
Sidney.

ROBERT E. "BUD" HINES
Robert E. "Bud" Hines, 73, of Somersville died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002,
at his home after a nine-month illness.
He was retired after 36 years as fire marshal for the Whirlpool
Corporation. After retirement, he was instrumental in opening the
Richwood Auction Center with Ted Pfarr and was the overseeing manager.
He was a 1948 graduate of York Center High School and a member of the
Whirlpool Retirement Organization.
He was born Jan. 27, 1929, to the late Glenn and Carrie Wattering Hines
and was predeceased by two sisters, Clara Mae Baker and Helen Boole.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Jean Wood Hines whom he married April
17, 1949; a daughter, Linda (John) Miller of Richwood; two sons, Steve
(Mary Ann) Hines of Marysville and Roger (Lisa) Hines of Indian Lake;
three grandchildren, Lori (John) Nenzoski, Kirby Hines and Cody Hines; a
great-grandchild, Matthew Nenzoski; two step-grandchildren, Chris Taylor
and Ashley Taylor; a sister, Wanda Foreman of Mount Victory; and a
brother, Glenn J. Hines of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, 21 Hunter Place,
Suite 2, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43331.

ALVIN L. LINDLEY
Alvin L. Lindley, 71, of East Liberty, formerly of Tampa and Clearwater,
Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a
self-employed truck driver. He and his wife enjoyed traveling and were
animal lovers.
He was born May 11, 1931, in Prospect to the late Frank and Blanche
Stoner Lindley and was predeceased by a brother, Leo Lindley.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Haines Lindley whom he married June
30, 1956, at the Richwood First United Methodist Church; two sisters,
Irene (Eddie) Pendelton of Marengo and Vonie (Glen) Slemmons of Marion;
two sisters-in-law, Helen Ballinger of East Liberty and Dorothy (Tom)
Patterson of Richwood; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Danny Grose will officiate and
veterans services will be conducted following the funeral. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of
the donor's choice.

EDGAR H. ROBERTS
Edgar H. Roberts, 84, of Radnor died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He was a retired farmer. He was a 1936 graduate of Radnor High School
and earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering from
the Ohio State University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Air Force
during World War II, flying 50 missions and earning the Distinguished
Flying Cross and the Presidential Citation. He was a member of Alpha
Zeta Fraternity, served on the board of the Prospect Farmers Exchange,
was master of Pomona Grange and master and secretary of Radnor Grange.
He drove a school bus for Buckeye Valley schools for 36 years and was
active in the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, serving in
several offices, including president. He served as president of the
Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters for Buckeye Valley and was a member
of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Delaware.
He was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Radnor to the late Emery L. and Susanna Guy
Roberts and was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Nugent Roberts whom he married Feb. 7,
1948; four sons, Tom (Joan) Roberts of Colleyville, Texas; Daniel
Roberts and John (Tammy) Roberts of Radnor and Joseph Roberts of Athens,
Ga.; a daughter, Mary (Tom) Fernald of Bexley; seven grandchildren,
Kristi, Timothy, Katie, Jillena, Nathan, Julia and Nicholas Roberts; a
sister, Helen Collins of Prospect; and a brother, Guy (Betty) Roberts of
Radnor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's
Church. The Rev. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by
the Marion County Veterans Council. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sunday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home where a vigil of prayer will
be held at 5 p.m.

STARLING MAXINE COLLINS
Starling Maxine Collins, 84, of Richwood died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church.
She was born May 13, 1918, in Jackson Township to the late Theodore and
Florence Temple Monson and was predeceased by three brothers and two
sisters. She married Denvil Collins May 20, 1939, and he died Dec. 22,
2000.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Nancy) Collins of Richwood; three
daughters, Reva (Jim) Munro of Tampa, Fla., Linda (Cecil) Martin of
Toledo and Karen (Richard) Shaffer of McComb; 10 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jared Monson of Radnor.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. Dr. James Munro will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

DALE ALAN ESTEP
Dale Alan Estep, 41, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 3,
2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He had attended Fairbanks High School and was an avid sportsman who
enjoyed the outdoors, hunting mushrooms, fishing and music.
He was born Aug. 24, 1961, in Marysville to Oakley and Georgianna Daum
Estep and was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis A. Mackey on Oct. 8,
1997.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Oakley and Glenna Estep of
Marysville; his mother, Georgianna Estep of Marysville; a daughter, Sara
Coe of Marysville; a special friend, Marilyn Stanley of Marysville; a
brother, Jeffrey E. Estep of Wagoner, Okla,; a sister, Deborah L. Blinn
of Milford Center; three nephews, Joshua Blinn of Marysville; Codie
Shreve and Kyle Mackey of Wagoner; three aunts; four uncles; and many
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Chris Polley will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

OSIE MARTHA COE TORBERT
Osie Martha Coe Torbert, 87, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Sunday, July 21, 2002, of a heart attack.
She was a very strong woman and a hard worker all her life. She was a
graduate of West Mansfield High School and had lived in West Mansfield,
Broadway and Marysville. She and her husband enjoyed spending their
winters in Lakeland and going to flea markets. In 1983, two years after
her husband's death, she moved to Lakeland. She continued to enjoy flea
markets and also collected cans with a friend. When her knees began
wearing out two years ago, she found a new pastime in sorting through
the new state quarters and rolling a coin wrapper of each state for her
children. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother.
She was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Catawba to the late Frank and Carrie
Leach Bowers Coe and was predeceased by three sisters, Mildred
Holycross, Marie Brown, Ruth Cordell; and a brother, Ernest Everett Coe.
She married Gerald L. Torbert Nov. 1, 1933, and he died April 15, 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Eileen M. (Bob) Daniels of Leesburg,
Fla.; a son, M. Lavern Torbert of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren,
Diana Jones of Indianapolis, David Daniels of Conway, S.C., and
Christina Torbert of North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Rebecca
and Jeffrey Jones of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mabel Lilly of
Arlington, Wash., Cora Slemmons of Middleburg and Dora Messmer of
Orland, Calif.; two brothers, James Coe and Donald Coe of Marysville;
and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate at graveside services to be held
at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery. No calling hours will be
observed.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

DWIGHT W. BALLINGER
Dwight W. Ballinger, 88, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, after an extended illness.
He retired as vice president of the Union Banking Company of West
Mansfield in September 1980 after a dedicated 45-year career that began
Jan. 1, 1936, when he accepted a position as assistant cashier. He was a
caring and capable man and will be remembered as a respected community
leader.
He was a faithful lifetime member of the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church where he had served as teacher and superintendent of the Sunday
School, acted as lay delegate for the church at the annual conference
and sang in the choir. He was a charter member of the West Mansfield
Lions Club and served as president, secretary, treasurer and tail
twister. He was a former president of the Bokescreek Board of Education,
former Bokescreek Township assistant volunteer fire chief, past member
of the Logan Union Champaign Planning Commission, former treasurer of
the West Mansfield Corporation, member of the West Mansfield
Conservation Club and 60-year member of F&AM 588 in West Mansfield.
He graduated from West Mansfield High School in 1932 and from Bliss
Business College in 1936. He was a loving husband, father and
grandfather and always had time to share with his family. He and his
wife spent their winters in Hawthorne, Fla., for the past 21 years and
the family experienced and enjoyed many memorable vacations throughout
the years.
He was born March 29, 1914, in West Mansfield to the late Bertice and
Elizabeth S. Brown Ballinger and was predeceased by a brother, Cletus
Ballinger and a sister, Ruth Lucas.
He is survived by his wife of more than 66 years, Mildred Kress
Ballinger whom he married June 11, 1936, at the home of the bride's
parents in Bellefontaine; a daughter, Sandra (Thomas) Jameson of Ann
Arbor, Mich.; a son, Philip (Nancy) Ballinger of Upper Arlington; four
grandchildren, Keith (Dottie) Jameson of Hillsdale, Mich., Katherine
(Steven) Kapp of Dexter, Mich., and Eric Ballinger and Monica (Andrew)
Powers of Hilliard; two great-grandchildren, Brock Burger and Sarah
Jameson; a brother-in-law, Merlin (Shirley) Kress of West Liberty; two
sisters-in-law, Leah (Dick) Cook of West Liberty and Miriam (Gene) Wynn
of Elida; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will officiate and
burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
today at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield
and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church,
212 E. Center St., West Mansfield, Ohio 43358, of the Alzheimer's
Association, 2634 Lexington Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45505.

ROBERTA A. "BOBBIE" THOMPSON
Roberta A. "Bobbie" Thompson, 50, of Plain City died Sunday, Sept. 1,
2002, at the Arbors at Hilliard after a courageous battle with breast
cancer.
She was a 1970 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and was employed
with Medex of Dublin. She was an avid reader of science fiction novels.
She was born Aug. 1, 1952 in Louisa, Ky., to the late Ishmael and Ola
Fugate Thompson and was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, David,
Stanley and William; and three sisters, Janice Wears, Phyllis Jones and
Ellen Thompson.
She is survived by a daughter, Megan Thompson of Plain City; four
sisters, Judy (Paul) Corney and Sharon (Junior) Williamson of Plain
City, Cathy (Dave Fingerhuth) Pancake of Ostrander and Joan Thompson of
Delaware; three brothers, Russell Thompson of Dayton, Robert (Debbie)
Thompson of Florida and Doug Thompson of West Virginia; and numerous
nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Funerals services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City where the family will receive friends from 6
to 8 p.m. today. Pastor Dale George will officiate.

DR. JACK B. SCHRICKEL
Dr. Jack B. Schrickel, 62, of Wintersville died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002,
at his home.
A 1962 graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, he was a
chiropractor in the area for 35 years and was board certified in
chiropractic orthopedics, neurology and pain management. He was a
Protestant and was a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association
and the American Chiropractic Association.
He was born Feb. 24, 1940 in Martins Ferry to the late John Henry and
Mary Elizabeth Dorsch Schrickel.
He is survived by two sons, Dr. Thad (Jodi) Schrickel of Wintersville
and Dr. Aaron (Dr. Dory) Schrickel of Cincinnati; three daughters, Susan
Andrea (Schrickel-Maxwell) White of Brilliant, Dore Danelle (Danee)
Schrickel-Suggs of Columbus and Jennifer Jo (Kevin) Brandfass of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren, Thaddaeus, Abagale, Taylor, Axel, Jason,
Jacqueline, Madison, Abel, Presley, MacKenzie, Dylan, Jett and Austin;
and a brother, Dr. Henry (Peggy) Schrickel of New Philadelphia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mosti Funeral
Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. The Rev. Thomas
Bullard will officiate and burial will be at Fort Steuben Burial
Estates.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Unit of the
American Cancer Society, 1212 Jefferson St., Steubenville, Ohio 43952.

JOSEPH C. DUTTON
Joseph C. Dutton, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Winchester Terrace
Nursing Home in Mansfield.
After serving with Gen. George S. Patton in the U.S. Army during World
War II, he graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. He owned and managed
the Town and Country Ford dealership in Marysville from 1948 until
moving to Mansfield in 1966 where he became affiliated with The Ohio
State University Mansfield Campus and later served as its first
associate director until he retired in 1988.
He was closely involved with the construction of the campus, including
the Eisenhower Memorial Center, Fallerius Technical Center, Physical
Activity Center, Richard Schuttera Service Building and particularly the
Bromfield Learning Center. He was instrumental in bringing the Louis
Bromfield collection into the custody of the Bromfield Learning Resource
Center for its preservation.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church where he was active
in the choir and a former member of Kiwanis and SCORE.
He was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Columbus to the late Clarence and Helen
Dutton of Milford Center. He was predeceased in 1995 by his wife of 47
years, JoAnn Evans Dutton.
He is survived by two sons, Steve (Molly) Dutton and Tom (Susan) Dutton
of Columbus; two daughters, Debbie (Ken) Prendergast of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and Cathy (Paul) Goldman of Mansfield; and grandchildren, Amy and Emily
Dutton, Micol and Robert Baldini, Dan, Nick and John Goldman and Lisa,
Ned and Sarah Dutton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First
Congregational Church, 640 Millsboro Road, Mansfield. The Rev. David
Root will officiate and burial with full military honors will be held at
Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University
Mansfield Campus or Ohio Wesleyan University in care of the funeral
home.

CONNIE B. MCNAMARA
Connie B. McNamara, 43, of Delaware died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002.
She was a Domino's pizza employee.
She was born Oct. 3, 1958, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
grandparents, Russell C. and Mildred Evans of Marysville and
step-grandparents, Martin and Emilia Reichert of Delaware.
She is survived by her loving mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Edgar
Reichert of Delaware; a sister, Mary (Jim) Fish of Delaware; four
brothers, Andy (Lisa) McNamara and Jim (Deidri) Reichert of Delaware,
Rex (Linda) Reichert of Williamsburg, Va., and Anthony Reichert of
Columbus; four nieces, Kristina, Samantha, Megan and Christina Reichert;
and five nephews, Jason Adams, Cameron McNamara, James Fish Jr., Rex
Earl and Dustin Reichert.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic
Church in Delaware. The Rev. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate and burial
will be at the York Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware
where a vigil of prayer service will be held at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
937 High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.


SAMUEL AMOS MUSIC
Samuel Amos Music, 27, of Marion died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 30,
2002, at his home.
He was a machinist.
He was born July 23, 1975, in Albany, Ga., to Ted and Martha Carey Music
and was predeceased by his paternal grandparents.
He is survived by his father of Royston, Ga.; his mother, of Canon, Ga.;
a son, Samuel Blake Music; a special friend, Melissa Pack of Marion; a
brother, Brian Ted Music of Brazelton, Ga.; a sister, Amy Lynn Music of
Canon, Ga.; two stepbrothers, Mike and Josh; a stepsister, Lora; and
maternal grandparents, J.C. and Elder Carey.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. today at Community United
Calvary Church in Richwood and burial will be at the Price Cemetery at a
later date. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate. Friends may call from 2
to 4 p.m. today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.


MR. AND MRS. LLOYD ROBY
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Roby will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
Sunday at an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at Big Darby Baptist Church,
6921 Plain City Georgesville Road, Plain City. They were married at the
church Sept. 7, 1952, and are the parents of Ben (Ava) Roby of Hilliard,
Nancy (Jerry) Yantes of Plain City, George (Shelly) Roby of Hilliard,
Rich (Sheri) Roby of Marion, Jim (Loretta) of Centerburg and Amy (Mark)
Pelphrey of West Jefferson. There are 17 grandchildren and a
great-granddaughter. The omission of gifts is requested.

NORMA "PEE WEE" DAVENPORT
Norma "Pee Wee" Davenport, 78, of Delaware died Wednesday, Oct. 30,
2002, at home.
She attended Dover High School and was employed by the Nestle Company in
Sunbury. She moved to Delaware County in 1940 and was employed by Ranco
from 1949-1986. She was a Sulk Sweety, an honorary member of DCHHA and
an FHA homemother at Olentangy School.
She was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Knox County to Joseph and Pearl Andrews
Hutton and was raised by Pearl and Joseph Low. She was predeceased by an
infant daughter, Karen Ann in 1947; two sisters, Virginia Potter and
Anita Brining; a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Hildreth Low; a
brother, Ivan Low; and nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Davenport whom she married Oct. 9,
1943; a daughter, Barbara Hines and her friend, Dennis Clark of
Delaware; granddaughters, Chris Hines and Susan (Eric) Leonard and
great-granddaughter, Sierra Leonard of Delaware; three sisters, Iris
Flack of Mount Vernon, Leatha Walk of Unionville Center and Billy
Anderson of Marysville; a brother, Paul (Bert) Low of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Jane Low of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cheshire
Cemetery with the Rev. Don Alexander officiating. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

EDGAR I. "ED" JACKSON JR.
Edgar I. "Ed" Jackson Jr., 57, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 30,
2002 at his home.
He was an auto body repairman for many years and worked in the
automotive business with his brother. He was a former maintenance
employee at the Union County Engineer's Office and worked as a security
guard at American Honda in East Liberty. He attended Trinity Lutheran
Church and enjoyed playing the electric guitar, mandolin, banjo and
steel guitar and restoring classic and historic cars. He grew up in the
Pharisburg area and attended North Union schools.
He was born June 13, 1945, in Somersville to the late Edgar I. and Leona
Maude Griffith Jackson Sr. and was predeceased by his first wife, Janet;
and children, Melissa and Ed Jackson III; a brother, Kenneth "Bud"
Jackson; a sister, Erma June Houghland; and a brother-in-law, Jeff
Kandel.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Kandel Jackson whom he married Sept.
25, 1970, at his parents' home in York Center; a daughter, Brenda (Rick)
Blagg of Marysville; two grandsons, Treg and Travis; a brother, Ernie
(Charlotte) Jackson of Marysville; two sisters, Edna Poe of Byhalia and
Donette (Billy G.) Moore of LaRue; a sister-in-law, Connie (Rick) Bright
of Marysville; his father- and mother-in-law, Art and Elsie Kandel of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home
and the Rev. Renee Ahern will conduct a prayer service following the
visitation. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the
American Heart Association or the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


THELMA MARIE LOUCK
Thelma Marie Louck, 67, of Byhalia died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital with her family by her side after a
one-month illness.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was retired after 25 years as
an assembler with Ranco in Worthington., She was a member of the Byhalia
United Methodist Church and was a past senior regent at the Marysville
Women of the Moose Lodge 1772. She enjoyed fishing with her husband at
Lake Erie and Indian Lake and playing bingo and cards. She was a
wonderful cook and her macaroni salad and homemade noodles will be
remembered as family favorites.
She was born June 8, 1935, in Columbus, the second of four children of
the late Jerry and Dorothy Perkins Jordan Sr. and was predeceased by a
niece, Diana Louck Iiams on Oct. 25, 2002.
She is survived by her husband of more than 20 years, Harold "Gene"
Louck to whom she was married Aug. 15, 1982, at the Newark Masonic Lodge
on her parent's 50th wedding anniversary.; a daughter, Carolyn
Billingsley of Marysville; two sons, Ed (Ramona) Billingsley and Keith
(Mindy) Billingsley of Marysville; two stepdaughters, Penny (Rick)
Parnell of Jacksonville, Fla., and Roxie (Matt) Flowers of Marysville; a
stepson, Rusty (Robin) Louck of Delaware; 16 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean (Rich) Wilson of Columbus
and Pat (Ron) Freeman of Newark; a brother, Jerry (Linda) Jordan Jr. of
Newark; an uncle, Loren (Wanda) Jordan of New Albany; four
sisters-in-law, Bernice Fausnaugh of Marion and Margie Bright, Betty
Gordon and Dorothy Organ of Delaware; and many nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where the Women of the Moose,
Chapter 1772, will conduct a funeral ceremony at 8 p.m.

WILLIAM L. MCGINNIS
William L. McGinnis, 72, of Marion, formerly of Delaware, died
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
 Arrangements are pending with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in
Delaware.

ADA ONALEE HOLT CANTRELL
Ada Onalee Holt Cantrell, 85, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Columbus,
died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at Regina Continuing Care.
She was a bookkeeper, a former member of Linden Church of Christ in
Columbus and a member of First Christian Church in Evansville.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ulis "Bud" Cantrell in 1978 and
several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Kettell of Columbus and Chris
Stichler of Evansville; three granddaughters, Shelly Boyer, Holly Rilea
and Farrah Jones; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Bartelt of
Worthington; a brother, Chalmer Holt of Aurora, Colo.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Price
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Regina Continuing Care, 3900
Washington Ave., Evansville, Ind. 47714.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.

MILDRED MAE MEDDERS
Mildred Mae Medders, 72, of Proctorville died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at
Cabell Huntington Hospital.
She is survived by a sister Polly Tull of Marysville.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hall Funeral Home in Proctorville.

ARDITH M. SMITH
Ardith M. Smith, 86, of Richwood died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at her
home.
A resident of Richwood for 54 years, she was a graduate of Mansfield
High School and was a seamstress for Howison and Howard for 30 years.
She was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Griswold, Iowa, to the late Albert J. and
Maude M. Johnson Juelke and was predeceased by a son, Raymond Smith;
three sisters; and a grandson. She married Lloyd A. Smith Feb. 8, 1939
in Anderson, Ind., and he died June 30, 1997.
She is survived by two sons, John M. (Phyllis) Smith of Germantown and
Lloyd "Bud" (Lisa) Smith Jr. of Cleveland, Tenn.; two daughters, Jerri
(Bruce) Edwards of Waldo and Lois Smith-Weber of Rocky River; 11
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral
Home in Marion. Pastors John Jones and Harry Simmons will officiate and
a private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends
may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS, 602 N. Franklin St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MAGGIE MARIE BELCHER DILLON
Maggie Marie Belcher Dillon, 65, of Marion died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002,
at Marion Manor after a three-month illness.
She was a homemaker and attended the Prospect Street United Methodist
Church in Marion.
She was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Greenup County, Ky., to the late Charlie
and Eliza Stevens Burton and was predeceased by a daughter, Shannon and
two brothers. She married James A. Belcher Oct. 29, 1954, and he died
May 8, 1979.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Dillon II of Columbus whom she
married Aug. 14, 2000; four sons, James (Angela) Belcher Jr. of
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Danny Belcher, Brian (Marlene) Belcher and Shawn
Belcher of Marion; five daughters, Patricia (Jeff) Evans of Richwood,
Sherry (Bill) Day and Sandra (Roy) Hood of Marion, Rebecca Lynn Jude of
Portsmouth and Jami (Dale) DeWitt of Spring Hill, Fla.; 19
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ida Bernice Brown
of Marion and Ella May Branson; and two brothers, Don (Ruby) Burton of
Troy and Charles Burton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. William Houck 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 Quality of Life Hospice, 1000
McKinley Park Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302.

LUCILLE ELSOM LYONS
Lucille Elsom Lyons, 95, formerly of Columbus, died Friday, Oct. 25,
2002, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was born March 22, 1907, in Youngstown to the late Charles and
Minnie Elsom and was predeceased by a sister, Helen Schaefer and by her
husband, Joseph K. Lyons in 1979.
She is survived by her children, Nancy L. (George) Ruger of Wisconsin,
Susan H. (Kenneth) Wanamaker of Marysville and Kirk J. (Cheryl) Lyons of
Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren, Mark (Marilyn) McClenathan of Illinois,
Michael McClenathan of Wisconsin, Brian McClenathan of Alabama, Charissa
Lyons of Fort Wayne, Daniel (Tamara) Wanamaker of Oregon and David
Wanamaker and Douglas (Jennifer) Wanamaker of Milford Center; and seven
great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be held at a later date at Grand Prairie Cemetery
in Brush Ridge, Ohio.
Arrangements are being handled by the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in
Worthington.

EVANGELINE BEALER
Evangeline Bealer, 71, of Mount Victory died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at
her home.
She was a teacher at Lewistown Local Schools in Lewistown and Mount
Victory-Dudley School in Mount Victory. In 1961 she organized and
developed the first school at Apple Creek State Institute where she was
principal and program coordinator, retiring in 1981. In 1988 she moved
back to Mount Victory and owned the Menagerie Shop.
She was a graduate of Byhalia High School and attended Ohio Northern,
Kent State and Akron universities. She was a member of the Byhalia
Friends Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the
Friends Ladies Missionary Society, serving as president from 1989 to
1991, and the United Methodist Women's Society. She was a member of the
National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters, Sign Post Chapter of
Tole and Decorative Painters in Wooster, Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild,
Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild, Ohio Retired Teachers Association,
Hardin County Retired Teachers Association, Mount Victory Business and
Professional Association, Mount Victory Antique and Craft Association,
Ridgemont Library Board, Mount Victory Village Council and Friends of
Freedom Society Underground Railroad Historical Preservation. She helped
with the Mount Victory Sesquicentennial book and the Mount Victory
Cookbook.
She was born June 21, 1931, in Union County to the late Zelotes and
Daisy Summers Bealer and is survived by several cousins.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. The Rev. Mike Gillett will officiate and burial
will be at Wolfcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until
the time of the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Byhalia Friends Church or the
Ridgemont Public Library.


LINDA S. BORTON
Linda S. Borton, 55, of Marysville died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 26,
2002, at her home.
She was a telemarketer and a member of Bible Holiness Church in
Delaware. She and her husband, the Rev. Lawrence G. Borton, pastored for
11 years at the True Bible Holiness Church in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 8, 1946, in Bristol, Va., to the late Carl and Rosa
Trivett Thomas.
She is survived by her husband whom she married Aug. 24, 1970, in
Concord, Tenn.; children, Elizabeth (David) Wooley of New Lexington,
Mary (Ray Metzger) Piatt of Delaware, John P. (Miranda Whaley) of
Columbus and Esther Borton of Marysville; five grandchildren, Codie,
Kathy, Connie, Kay and Waymon Borton; a sister, Shirley Conley of
Spokane, Wash.; three brothers, Garland (Cathy) Thomas of Birmingham,
Ala., James Thomas of Tennessee and Carl (Dorcas) Thomas of Petersburg,
Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Paul Kirkman will officiate and burial will be at 3 p.m.
at the Fletcher Cemetery in Quaker City. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Holiness Church in care of
the funeral home.

DIANA LYN LOUCK IIAMS
Diana Lyn Louck Iiams, 48, of West Mansfield died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002,
at the Ohio State University Hospital Medical Center.
She was an employee of the Ohio Reformatory for Women for more than 24
years where she most recently served as a correctional supervisor
captain. She was a supervisor for the Outreach Five inmate service group
and received considerable honors and awards for charity fund raising,
distinguished service and special training. She attended the First
United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir years ago. An avid
NASCAR fan, she enjoyed Ohio State football. Devoted to her family, she
was supportive of her children's activities, especially Little League
baseball.
She was born July 13, 1954, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
father, Walter Louck in 2000; a brother, Thomas Eugene Louck; and a
nephew, Martin Floyd.
She is survived by her mother, Jane E. Louck of West Mansfield; a
daughter, Sharolyn (Tom) Foreman of Marysville; three sons, Alan (Lynn)
Floyd of Marysville, Brian (Terrah) Floyd of Loveland and Tommy Iiams of
West Mansfield; 12 grandchildren, Zachary, Ti, Juels, Tyler, Devyn,
Kaleb, Jacob, Talan, Alek, Dyllan, Cassie and Ashley; two sisters,
Beverly Floyd of Marysville and Melissa (Johnnie) Andrews of Delaware; a
step-sister, Margaret "Tiny"; two step-brothers, Wally and Johnny; many
aunts and uncles, including Gene (Thelma) Louck of Byhalia; her fiance,
Larry Poland of West Mansfield; and many nieces, nephews and special
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery with members of the
ORW Honor Guard serving as pallbearers. Friends may call from 2 to 8
p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


IMOGENE SPARKS
Imogene Sparks, 81, of Plain City died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Charlie
and Missouri Bolin Hayes and was predeceased by her husband, Clarence
Sparks in 1990; a son, Charles Sparks in 1971; a grandson, Mark Vanover
in 1980; and a great-granddaughter, Aryka Miller in 2002.
She is survived by three children, Pat Hoffine of Plain City, Gary
Sparks of Marysville and Phyllis (Gerry) Brown of Milford Center; seven
grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. John Karlson will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

HAROLD C. "UNC" WATKINS
Harold C. "Unc" Watkins, 84, of Indian Lake, formerly of West Mansfield,
died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
A farmer and horse dealer, he had attended Walnut Grove and North
Greenfield United Methodist churches. He was a member of the National
Horse Pulling Association and especially enjoyed his family, farming and
working with his horses. In his adult years, he lived with his twin
brother, Gerald Watkins and his family.
He was born July 28, 1918, in West Mansfield to the late Melvin and
Sarah Oder Watkins and was predeceased by his twin brother; a sister,
Gladys Little; a nephew, Lester Little; and a niece, Mary Lou Watkins.
He is survived by a brother, Melvin (Phyllis) Watkins of West Mansfield;
and nieces and nephews, Sara "Sally" (Mike) Lewis of Lima, Dwight
(Beverly) Watkins of West Mansfield, Rick (Becky) Watkins and Jo (Randy)
Miller of Bellefontaine, Phyllis (Herbert) Warye, Herbert Little and
Wanda Beagle of Arlington, Judy (Joe) McClanahan of Logan, Bonnie (Don)
Casey of Grove City, Peggy (Carl) Trout of Quincy and Steve (Bonnie)
Watkins of Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield
Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Pallbearers will be Steve Watkins, Carl Trout, Don Casey, Randy Miller,
Josh Miller and Zac Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Watkins
and Rick Watkins.

WILLIAM W. (BILL) DENMAN
William W. (Bill) Denman, 84, of the Byhalia area died Friday morning,
Oct. 25, 2002, at The Ohio State Medical Center following a nine-week
battle with pancreatitis.
He was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, to
the late Benton E. and Mildred Thomasson Denman.
A 1936 graduate of the Larue High School, he had worked as a farmer and
carpenter in the Meeker and Byhalia areas, was a lifetime member of the
Meeker Sportsman Club and a member of the Maumee Valley Moose Legion
#30, Kenton Moose Lodge #428 and Carpenter's Union #976 in Marion. He
had been on a bowling team for many years in the area and loved to play
pool.
On Sept. 14, 1941, in New Bloomington, he married Donna James and she
survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth (Carol) Denman of Alexandria,
Virg., and formerly of Marysville and Keith (Marsha) Denman of
Chesapeake, Virg.; a daughter, Constance (Barry) Reese of Plain City;
five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two step grandchildren and
two step great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Benton (Joan) Denman
Jr. of New Bloomington, Joel E. (Sherry) Denman of Larue, Ruth (Eston)
Williams of Larue, Joan (Neil) Denman of Marion and Phyllis (Charles)
Leeth of Marion.
Preceding him in death were a son, Thomas Eugene Denman; a grandson,
Kirk Grose; a brother, Victor Denman; and three sisters, Letha Shirea,
Ferol Kale and Ima Robinson.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Larue, where friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. John
Cramer will be officiating and burial will be in the Larue Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society at
16540 County Home Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

STEVE Z. JEREW
Steve Z. Jerew, 55, of Richwood died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at his
home after a battle with cancer.
He was a material handler with Kern & Kern in Marysville for the last
six years. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards, sports cards, stamps
and, most of all, NASCAR collectibles.
He was born July 7, 1947, in Marion County to Marion L. and Edna L.
Zigler Jerew and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Richwood; his wife, Peggy Bowers Jerew
whom he married July 12, 1982, in Richwood; two sons, Steve (Kim) Jerew
Jr. of Richwood and Robert Leroy (Williams) Jerew of Richwood; a
stepson, Roger Williams of Richwood; five grandchildren; Alisha and
Bruce Jerew, Chance Jerew, Bradley Jerew and Hunter Jerew; a brother,
Ronald (Linda) Jerew of Richwood; and a sister, Charlotte Britton of
Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. Dean Henderson will officiate and burial will be at
the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

THRESA LYNN MOORE ADAMS
Thresa Lynn Moore Adams, 42, of Plain City died peacefully Thursday,
Oct. 24, 2002, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long
and courageous fight against cancer.
She was employed by the United States Post Office in Plain City. She was
born in Morehead, Ky., but had been a resident of Plain City for 42
years.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Carl and Hazel Matthews; her
father, Robert Eldridge; and a stepfather, Jerry Moore.
She is survived by her parents, Keith and Opal Matthews Hunter of Plain
City; her husband, Reginald Jared Adams; a daughter, Britney Lynn Wolf,
daughter of Carl David Wolf of Plain City; two sons, Jared Hunter Adams
and Matthew Jonathan Adams of Plain City; a sister, Tammie (Michael)
Aquino of Plain City; two brothers, Jerry E. Moore and Rodney W. Moore
of Plain City; three half-sisters, Bobbie (Jay) Meredith, Pearl (Tim)
Palmer and Barbara (Forrest) Shelton of Kentucky; a stepsister, Debra
(Joe) DeFalco of Columbus; and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Howard Schmitt will officiate and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James
Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43210 for research in
Adinocarcinoma signet cell (stomach cancer), attention Development
Office.

DOROTHY M. OVERLY GIBSON
Dorothy M. Overly Gibson, 78, of Kenton, formerly of Mount Victory, died
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was a clerk for the city of Kenton for 23 years, a member of Women
of the Moose for Lodge 863 and a lifetime member of VFW Post 3333 Ladies
Auxiliary.
She was born March 23, 1924, in Hardin County to the late Howard C. and
Goldie Pearl Smith Overly and was predeceased by a sister, Clarabelle
Overly. She married Dano E. Gibson Jan. 14, 1946, in North Carolina and
he died in 1986.
She is survived by a son, Frank C. "Bud" (Sandra K.) Gibson of Mount
Victory; two daughters, Pamelia (Robert) Arnold of Mount Victory and
Patricia A. Pleasant of Ashtabula; nine grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Price Funeral
home in Mount Victory. The Rev. J. Mac Geissinger will officiate and
burial will be at the Hale Cemetery in Mount Victory. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home where Women of the
Moose services will be held at 7 p.m. and a VFW Auxiliary service will
be held at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenton Downtown Flower Fund.


DONNA J. LEVAN
Donna J. Levan, 56, of New Dover died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at the
Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
She was a nurse aide at Heartland of Marysville for 16 years and a
member of the New Dover United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling
with her husband and her devotion to caring for people led to her
longtime employment with Heartland.
She was born Sept. 1, 1946, in Irwin to the late John A. and Pearly M.
Skaggs.
She is survived by her husband, Millard L. Levan whom she married Dec.
13, 1986, at the Marysville Evangelical Friends Church; children, Donald
Jackson of Florida, Phyllis Lowe and Brenda Jackson of Columbus and
Steven (Cindy) Jackson and Eric (Barbie) Jackson of Marysville; 10
grandchildren; a brother, Joe (Jeannette) Skaggs of Louisiana; a sister,
Geraldine Knox of Woodstock; many special friends at Heartland; and her
dogs, Chrissie and Fergie.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the New Dover United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be
held at a later date at the Fairview Cemetery near LaRue. Friends may
call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

CURTIS A. MOODY
Curtis A. Moody, 78, of Urbana died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the
McAuley Center in Urbana.
He was retired from Grimes Manufacturing after 35 years of service and
was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was affiliated with the Renewed
Strength Church and was a member of North Lewisburg Blazing Star 268
F&AM and American Legion Post 258. He is a 1942 graduate of North
Lewisburg High School and an avid golfer and bowler.
He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Urbana to the late Curtis A. and Stella
Bolin Moody Sr. and was predeceased by his stepfather, Charles Eastman;
a brother, Robert Moody; and on Aug. 12, 1990, by his first wife,
Lucille Wayman Moody.
He is survived by his wife, Donna "Maxine" Moody of Urbana; children,
Marilyn (Michael) Clark of Urbana and Chuck (Cindy Mohler) Moody of
North Lewisburg; stepchildren, Steve (Bea) Metz of Woodstock and Deb
(Kevin) Snyder of Urbana; nine grandchildren, Michele (Michael) Leach,
Matthew (Laurie) Clark, Christopher Moody, Jennifer (Ian) Cooper, Megan
(Roger) Hayes, Natalie (J.D.) Moore, Nathan (Candice) Metz, Wade Snyder
and Justin (Tera) Mohler; five great-grandchildren, Lauren Leach, Hunter
Clark, Austin Stickney, Darian and Jaycee Moore and Cydnee Metz;  a
sister, Mertie (Marvin) Lantz of Urbana; other relatives and friends;
and special friends, Doris and Don Snyder and Mike and Irene Clemens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. The Revs. Mark
Hackworth and Frank Summerfield will officiate and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today.
Pall bearers will be Christopher Moody, Matt Clark, Matt Westfall, Bill
McDaniel, Kevin Snyder, Ian Cooper and Ron and Gary Lantz. Honorary pall
bearers will be Marvin Lantz, Jack Moody, Harvey Applegate, Bob Peters,
Mark Clemens and Don Snyder.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1343 Fountain
Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504; Mercy McAuley Center, 906 Scioto St.,
Urbana, Ohio 43078; or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mem.com.

MORIAH NICOLE SCHULZ
Moriah Nicole Schulz, 20, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, from heart
failure at Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was a resident of Gainesville, Fla., for 16 years where she attended
East Side High School and was a member of First Christian Church. She
moved to Marysville two years ago and enjoyed her miniature golden
retriever, Taz. Despite her lifelong ailments, she inspired many by
living life to the fullest. She enjoyed Winnie the Pooh cartoon
characters and was a fan of the big-time wrestler, Sting.
She was born July 11, 1982, in Okinawa, Japan, and was predeceased by a
grandfather, Edwin "Red" Dunn.
She is survived by her lifelong companion, Forrest "Ricky" Hanson of
Marysville; and her mother, Leslie A. Fletcher and a brother, Brian
Schulz of Gainesville.
Pastor Tony Gray officiated at funeral services today at the Marysville
Missionary Baptist Church and burial was at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

JOE "J.T." "PAW PAW" BLEVINS
Joe "J.T." "Paw Paw" Blevins, 71, of Plain City died Wednesday, Oct. 16,
2002, at Riverside Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a long
and courageous battle with cancer.
He was retired as a truck driver for CTI in Marysville and previously
owned and operated the Sohio Station on U.S. 42 in Plain City. He was a
member of Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church in Hilliard and was a NASCAR
Ford fanatic. He was a loving, gentle man who cared for numerous
children over the years, including the ones his wife babysat for a
number of years.
He was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Webbville, Ky., to the late Calvin and
Betty Caldwell Blevins and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Flowers
and a brother, William Blevins.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Sparks Blevins; six
children, Randy (Connie) Blevins, Calvin (Vicki) Blevins and Lance
(Debbie) Young of Marysville, Doug Blevins of Columbus, Twana (Tom)
Sheridan of Galloway and Tracy (Jodi) Blevins of Galloway; 10
grandchildren, Shawn, Melissa, Chad, Joel, Jordan, Allison, Trevor and
Chase Blevins, Jerri Young and Vaughn Young; four great-grandchildren,
Tessa, Brady, Olivia and Aislynn; eight sisters, Doris Thomas, Nettie
Davis, Eulah Zoldak, Cora Sue Pyles, Chloe Nell Mendenhall, Janice
Noland, Rosemary Sparks and Betty Lou Hackney; a brother-in-law, Johnny
Sparks; and an adopted sister-in-law, Maxine Fairchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hayden
Enterprise Baptist Church, 6279 Hayden Run Road. The Rev. William Webb
will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain
City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ferguson
Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that blood be donated in his
memory.

IRA LEROY KRAMER
Ira Leroy Kramer, 66, of Ostrander died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at his
home.
He was a Millcreek Township Trustee for 13 years. After serving in the
Marine Corps he returned to the Ostrander area where he farmed for the
rest of his life.
He was born July 17, 1936, in Union County to the late Ira and Erma
Amerine Kramer and was predeceased by two brothers, Dale Kramer and Max
Gordon and his father-in-law, Elwin Gale.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sherry Gale Kramer; two sons,
Kent (Kay) and Kevin of Ostrander; a daughter, Krista of Columbus;
grandchildren, Megan Moore and Kaleb, Robert and Kayla Kramer; his
mother-in-law, Clara Gale of Delaware; a brother, Leon (Martha) Kramer
of Marysville; two sisters, Rosezella Gordon of Delaware and Luella
(Robert) Conklin of Delaware County; a sister-in-law, Lura Kramer of
West Jefferson; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ the King
Church on U.S. 23 North. Pastors Randy Runyon and Donald Moore will
officiate and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends
may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Robinson Funeral home in
Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

DALE E. "EDDIE" VAN BRIMMER
Dale E. "Eddie" Van Brimmer, 73, of Marysville died Thursday, Oct. 17,
2002, at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville following a long battle
with prostate cancer.
He was retired after 40 years as a mechanic with Delaware Tractor Sales
and was a former member of the Marysville Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed
dancing, farming and tinkering on things and will be remembered as a
hard-working man and a very talented Ford mechanic.
He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Warrensburg to the late Charles Edward and
Helen Elizabeth Fish Van Brimmer and was predeceased by a grandson, Todd
Joseph Wintz; two infant grandchildren; two brothers, Walter J. Van
Brimmer and Joe Van Brimmer; and a stepdaughter, Patrice Hoffman.
He is survived by his wife of nearly seven years, Margette T. "Maggie"
Van Brimmer to whom he was married Nov. 24, 1995, in Ostrander by his
son officiating as mayor; two sons, Jerry (Yvonne) Van Brimmer of
Lompoc, Calif., and Jeff (Tena) Van Brimmer of Ostrander; two daughters,
Rosanna Van Brimmer and her close friend, Richard Roloson and Judy
(Mark) Christian of Delaware; two stepsons, Frank (Sue) Terry and Rick
(Mary) Terry of Marysville; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth "Libby" (Dale)
Stidam of North Lewisburg; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Donald (Naomi "Poochie") Van Brimmer and Harold (Beverly) Van
Brimmer of Warrensburg; two sisters, Susie (Bob) Coffman of Marion and
Mae (Darrell) McIntire of Delaware; two sisters-in-law, Lois Van Brimmer
Rush of Waldo and Carolyn Van Brimmer of Ostrander; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at
the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

STELLA A. RUNYAN
Stella A. Runyan, 93, of Springfield, died Thursday Oct. 17, 2002, at
The Glaesner Health Center at Oakwood Village.
She retired in 1993 as office manager for Robbins & Myers, was a member
of the Oakland Presbyterian Church and an honorary member of the 20th
Century Literary Club and the Elderly United Senior Citizen Club.
She was born April 29, 1909, in Champaign County to the late Roy L. and
Florence Stout Lucas and was predeceased by her husband, H.  Carlton
"Tim" Runyan; a grandson, Brian Runyan; a niece, Linda Burnside; two
sisters, Mildred Herman and Ruby Burnside; and a brother, Fay Lucas.
She is survived by a stepson, Don (Gretta) Runyan of Springfield; a
granddaughter, Kim Runyan of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; two nieces, Nancy
(Doug) Smith of Monroe and Sandra (John) McBride of Marysville; a
great-niece, Stephanie Smith of St. Louis, Mo.; and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Jackson Lytle
& Ingling Williams Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield. The
Rev. Laurie B. Davis will officiate and burial will be at the Woodstock
Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at the Oakland
Presbyterian Church, 2327 E. High St., Springfield, Ohio 45505.

LINDA ANNE CARPENTER
Linda Anne Carpenter, 16, of Hilliard died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A junior at Hilliard Darby High School, she was attending the nursing
program at Tolles Technical Center where she enjoyed much academic
success and looked forward to a career in nursing.
She held a part-time job as a cashier with Big Bear on Mill Run and had
worked two years at Kroger on Hilliard Rome Road. A member of the
Hilliard Darby lacrosse team her freshman and sophomore years, she truly
loved hanging out with her friends and enjoyed R&B music and the music
of Incubus and Blink 182. She found much delight in the stars and moons
that decorated her room and valued spending time with her family.
She was born Jan. 30, 1986, in Columbus to John and Donna Friend
Carpenter, who survive in Hilliard. She was preceded in death by
maternal grandparents, Cloyce and Olive Friend and paternal grandfather
Jack Carpenter.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Donna
(Bryan) Carpenter-Kidder and Jonda (Dan) Aumiller of Hilliard; a
brother, John Carpenter II of the home; a niece, Alanna
Carpenter-Kidder; a nephew, Jacob Carpenter-Kidder; her paternal
grandmother, Jo Anne Carpenter of Ostrander; numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins; countless friends; her best friend, Angie Straquadine; and
boyfriend, Judd Leonard.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith Hale Funeral Home,
West Chapel, 621 W. Fifth St. The Rev. Jim Long will officiate and
burial will take place at Broadway Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Limbgirdle Muscular Dystrophy
Association in care of the funeral home


HELEN P. CHIPOLET ALBANESE
Helen P. Chipolet Albanese, 81, of Milford Center, formerly of
Groveport, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at her home.
She was a retired registered nurse with the U.S. Postal Service and was
of the Catholic faith.
She was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Freeland, Pa., to the late Nicholas and
Rachel Santoro Chipolet and was predeceased by her husband, Emanuel, in
1980.
She is survived by four children, Joseph (Wendy) Albanese of Michigan,
Ellenjeane Albanese, M.D., of Pennsylvania, Lawrence (Donna) Albanese of
Milford Center and Lisa Diaz of Florida; 11 grandchildren, Nicole,
Anthony, Sarah, Gabriel, Christopher, Daniel and Amy Albanese, Alex
Senn, and Dylan, Rachel and Cierra Allen; and a brother, Patsy (Toy)
Chipolet of Alabama.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at Arlington National
Cemetery, Washington, D.C. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bair Foundation, 665 E.
Dublin-Granville Rd., Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43229, for the Christian
foster care fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOE "J.T." "PAW PAW" BLEVINS
Joe "J.T." "Paw Paw" Blevins, 71, of Plain City died Wednesday, Oct. 16,
2002, at Riverside Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a long
and courageous battle with cancer.
He was retired as a truck driver for CTI in Marysville and previously
owned and operated the Sohio Station on U.S. 42 in Plain City. He was a
member of Hayden Enterprise Baptist Church in Hilliard and was a NASCAR
Ford fanatic. He was a loving, gentle man who cared for numerous
children over the years, including the ones his wife babysat for a
number of years.
He was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Webbville, N.Y., to the late Calvin and
Betty Caldwell Blevins and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Flowers
and a brother, William Blevins.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Sparks Blevins; six
children, Randy (Connie) Blevins, Calvin (Vicki) Blevins and Lance
(Debbie) Young of Marysville, Doug Blevins of Columbus, Twana (Tom)
Sheridan of Galloway and Tracy (Jodi) Blevins of Logan; 10
grandchildren, Shawn, Melissa, Chad, Joel, Jordan, Allison, Trevor and
Chase Blevins and Jerri Young and Vaughn Young; four
great-grandchildren, Tessa, Brady, Olivia and Aislynn; eight sisters,
Doris Thomas, Nettie Davis, Eulah Zoldak, Cora Sue Pyles, Chloe Nell
Mendenhall, Janice Noland, Rosemary Sparks and Betty Lou Hackney; a
brother-in-law, Johnny Sparks; and an adopted sister-in-law, Maxine
Fairchild.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hayden
Enterprise Baptist Church, 6279 Hayden Run Road. The Rev. William Webb
will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain
City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that blood be donated in his
memory.

CLARENCE EDWIN KIETZMAN
Clarence Edwin Kietzman, 95, of Midland, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.
He moved to central Ohio with his family at the age of 7 and spent his
early youth in Marysville where he attended Trinity Lutheran School. He
was employed by the Huber Company in Marion and spent most of his life
farming in the Delaware and Marion County areas. He was a longtime
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect and his life was filled
with caring for family, friends and neighbors. He moved to Midland,
Mich., in 2000 to be near his family and kept abreast of hometown Ohio
through local newspapers and letters. He enjoyed reading about history
and liked learning of various aspects of agriculture and the Buckeye
sports scene.
He was born March 17, 1907, in Ashgrove Township, Iroquois County,
Cissna Park, Ill., to the late Emil Julius and Elizabeth Meyer Kietzman
and was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Leonard; two sisters,
Amelia Farris and DelSrena Meyers; two sisters-in-law, Bess and Edna;
and two brothers-in-law, Walter Farris and Richard Meyers; and in 1982
by his wife, Henrietta May Geer Kietzman whom he married Aug. 31, 1929.
He is survived by two daughters, Ethelen (John) Herbstreit of Grand
Ledge, Mich., and Mary Alice (Darryl) Crabb of Midland, Mich.; five
grandchildren, Deborah Herbstreit, Michael (Daleann) Herbstreit, Mark
Herbstreit, Krista (John) Crabb Kane, Danae (David) Graves; five
great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Emily, Breanna, Sydney and Cameron;
nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and many other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial
will be at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today
at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect and from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at
200 E. Water St., Prospect, Ohio 43342; Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701
Jefferson Ave., Midland, Mich. 48640; or MidMichigan Hospice, 3007 N.
Saginaw Road, also in Midland.

LILLIAN E. HAUGHN COOK
Lillian E. Haughn Cook, 91, of Richwood died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after an eight-week illness.
She retired from Marion General Hospital in 1974 as a seamstress in the
sewing room. She was a former member of Grace Chapel Church and a member
of York McKendree United Methodist Church since 1987 and the United
Methodist Women of York Center. She was a charter member of the
Progressive Buds Garden Club of Byhalia and Civic Center Hummers of
Richwood.
She was born Nov. 3, 1910, in Union County to the late William and
Bertha Miller Haughn and was predeceased by three brothers, Howard, Leo
and Sam Haughn; and a sister Hazel M. Clark. She married Robert A. Cook
Dec. 14, 1936, and he died March 7, 1974.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary C. Haughn of Richwood and
Maude Cook of Marion; her nephew and caregiver for 12 years, Gregory
Haughn of Richwood; her namesake, a great-great-niece, Lillian G. Bell
of Sylvania; many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly; and numerous
lifelong friends whom she cherished.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the York McKendree
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Phyllis Radlinski will officiate and
burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. The family will receive friends
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral Home
in Richwood and at the church one hour prior to service Friday.
Pall bearers will be Wayne Gray, Ed Haughn, Bob Haughn, Sam Haughn,
Chuck Jeska and John Richardson. Honorary pall bearers will be Dr. John
W. Haughn and Ed L. Haughn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

RICHARD H. ALKIRE JR.
Richard H. Alkire Jr., 77, of Milford Center died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a popular entertainer in the Los Angeles area for the past 30
years. Known professionally as John Osborne, he was a comedian and night
club singer and had shared the spotlight with Lon Chaney Jr. and Bob
Hope. After retiring from show business, he lived the past few summers
in Union County, helping with his brother's dance instruction business.
He was a member of BPO Elks in Culver City, Calif.
He was born March 14, 1925, in Cambridge, Ohio, to the late Richard H.
and Helen L. Day Alkire.
He is survived by a son, Richard H. Alkire III of Los Angeles; a
daughter, Cindy Alkire of Tennessee; two brothers, R. David Alkire of
Milford Center and William D. (Susan) Alkire of Wooster; and a cousin,
Valdo Thrush of Milford Center.
Memorial services will be held at a later date, after cremation.
The Underwood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at the home of his brother at 642-3194 or
at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EMILY C. HAWTHORNE
Emily C. Hawthorne, 89, of Marysville and formerly of St. Clairsville
died at Heartland of Marysville Friday, Oct. 11, 2002.
A homemaker, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and a former
Brownie Scout troop leader. She served as a deacon, Sunday School
teacher and youth club teacher at Calvary Presbyterian Church in St.
Clairsville.
She was born June 22, 1913, in Bellaire to the late Laurence and
Phylledia Frederick Greenwood and was predeceased by a son, Thomas; a
sister, June (Stevens) Elkins; and six brothers, Arthur, Wilbur, Ford,
Andrew, William and the Rev. Paul Greenwood. She married Howard W.
Hawthorne Sept. 10, 1938, in St. Clairsville and he died Sept. 16, 2002.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Robert) Riegler; a grandson, Eric
Wharton of Marysville; a great-granddaughter, Erica Picklesimon of North
Lewisburg; a daughter-in-law, Judy Hawthorne of Austin, Texas; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home in Bethesda. The Rev. Burkhart will
officiate and burial will be at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda. Friends
may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

KENNETH M. WOOD
Kenneth M. Wood, 62, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Milford Center, died
unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, in Naples.
A retired maintenance employee, he was a Navy veteran and was a member
of Golden Gate 4028 and the Moose Lodge.
He was born May 18, 1940, in Columbus to Floyd "Tom" and Lyda Herron
Wood and was predeceased by his father and a brother, Howard "Gene"
Wood.
He is survived by his mother of Milford Center; three children, Leeanna
Wood of Belle Center, Floyd Gene (Kathy) Wood of Marysville and Sabrina
L. (Matthew) Shumsky of Cypress, Texas; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Don (Joan) Wood of Mechanicsburg,
Floyd Wood of Milford Center and Ernest (Linda) Wood of Marysville; and
two sisters, Pauline Castle of St. Louisville, Ohio, and Ann Gobel of
Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steve Wood will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery with military services conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville VFW Post 3320 in care
of the funeral home.

HERMAN BLAINE LOCKWOOD
Herman Blaine Lockwood, 93, of West Liberty died Saturday, Oct. 12,
2002, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was a public school teacher and administrator for 20 years and an
agent for Nationwide and other insurance companies for 35 years. He was
a 1926 graduate of Salem High School in Kingscreek and a 1934 graduate
of Wittenberg University in Springfield. He was a life member of the
Evangelical Friends Church and a member of Goshen Friends Church in
Zanesfield for more than 60 years.
He was born Feb. 22, 1909, in Champaign County to the late Otto and
Effie Wilkins Lockwood and was predeceased by a stepson, Larry Sherwood;
and on Feb. 1, 1982 by his first wife, Reba Jackson Lockwood whom he
married Aug. 17, 1932.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Sherwood Lockwood whom he married July
24, 1983; a son, Blaine (Suzanne) Lockwood of Springfield; a daughter,
Marlene (Willis) Ruff of Eastlake; two stepdaughters, Patricia
Scheiderer of Marysville and Linda (George) Fowler of Marysville; four
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; seven
step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Goshen Friends
Church in Zanesfield. The Rev. Bruce Bell will officiate and burial will
be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in
West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty Medical Service.

BILLY E. HINES
Billy E. Hines, 71, of Richwood died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a farmer and worked for Premier at Honda for 10 years. He was a
1949 graduate of Byhalia High School and a member of the York United
Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in York Township to the late William H. and
Beatrice Wright Hines. He was predeceased by his stepmother, Olive
Sands.
He is survived by a sister, Kathryn Hutchins of Marion and two nieces,
Donna Hutchins of Marion and Kalla Hutchins-Han of Korea.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Revs. Phyllis Radlinski and Mike Gillett will
officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital in care
of the funeral home.

ALICE LOUISE ISSLER
Alice Louise Issler, 82, formerly of Prospect died Thursday, Oct. 10,
2002, at Community Healthcare Center.
She was a floral designer and avid gardener. She enjoyed flowers whether
they were living, cut, dried or silk and enjoyed sharing them with
family and friends. When she was younger, she would make all the floral
bouquets for weddings by herself. She was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect, Prospect Senior Citizens and Marion Senior
Citizens.
She was born June 25, 1920, in Pleasant Township to the late Travis and
Mabel Court Green and was predeceased by five brothers; four sisters; a
son, John in 1990; and a daughter, Sue in 1998. She married Ralph Issler
June 24, 1940, and he died in May 1970.
She is survived by three daughters, Carrol (Tim) Hickman of Eaton,
Sharry (Stu) Long of Lebanon and Donna (Rocky) Luckeydoo of Johnstown; a
son, Ralph (Diana) Issler of Prospect; 10 grandchildren, David Hickman,
John Hickman, Debbie Hickman Schmidt, Andrew Hickman, Malinda Long
Copland, Julie Meister, James Issler, Amanda Issler, Travis Issler and
Adam Issler; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, June Snively of
Noble, Okla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church
memorial fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
The Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA A. GARVEY KISS
Barbara A. Garvey Kiss, 47, of Zanesfield died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at
Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1955, to the late Fred E. and Grace M. Ramsey
Garvey and was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Holland and Billy
Blue; and a brother, Raymond Garvey.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Leroy A. (Tony) Kiss of
Zanesfield; two sons, Mark and Keith Kiss of North Lewisburg; seven
grandchildren, Trae, Bryan, Dylan, Tiffani, Justice, Christian and
Robert Kiss; three sisters, Geneva (Frank) Corwin of Fort Myers, Fla.,
and Rosie (Jim) Slusher and Connie (Gerald) Scott of Kenton; six
brothers, Larry Garvey, John (Pat) Garvey, Kenny (Sandy) Garvey, Frank
(Sherry) Garvey and Gary (Shelly) Garvey of Urbana and Fredrick Garvey
of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. Pastor Christine
Manns will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday. According to her wishes, her body will be cremated after the
services.

HENRY EARL "BUD" O'BRIEN
Henry Earl "Bud" O'Brien, 72, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 9,
2002, at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus following a courageous
five-month battle with cancer.
He retired in 1992 after more than 30 years of service as a machinist
with Grimes Aerospace in Columbus. He was a graduate of New Dover High
School and served his country in the U.S. Army from March 27, 1951, to
March 5, 1953. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville.

He loved to mow and spend time outdoors. He was an avid reader of
western novels and was an admirer of John Wayne. He and his wife were
fortunate to travel extensively throughout the United States and he had
a great interest in sports of all kinds and farming. His greatest joy
came from spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born Oct. 1, 1930, in West Jefferson to the late James Owen and
Clara Marie Van Gundy O'Brien and was predeceased by a brother, James
O'Brien.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 51 years, JoAnn Woerlein
O'Brien whom he married Sept. 26, 1951, at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Richmond, Ind.; two sons, Kenneth (Hazel) O'Brien and Mark (Teresa)
O'Brien of Marysville; four daughters, Nola Barton of Shreveport, La.,
Peggy (Don) Weitzenecker and Loree (Andy) Scott of Marysville and Jolene
O'Brien and her husband, Steve Paver of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Herron of Woodstock, Iolene
Snodgrass of Urbana and Hazel McKenzie and Becky (Lowell) Wilson of
Marysville; a sister-in-law, Sara O'Brien of West Mansfield; many nieces
and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Joe Moseley of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. G. Renee Ahern, Carl Roepcke and Steve Smithberger
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 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pall bearers and his sons and
sons-in-law and Joe Moseley will serve as honorary pall bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of
the funeral home.

JANET LOUISE SWARTZ
Janet Louise Swartz, 52, of Richwood died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at her
home surrounded by her husband and children after a three-month battle
with pancreatic cancer.
She was a well known and respected pharmacist in the Marion area. She
graduated summa cum laude from the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State
University in 1973 and began her career at Whiston's Pharmacy in Mount
Gilead. She worked at Henney & Cooper Drug Stores for 22 years and had
been employed at Rite Aid in downtown Marion since 1996.
She was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, the
Wesley Class and the Chancel Choir. She was an active member of the
Central Ohio Emmaus Community and will long be remembered for her
friendship and love of flowers.
She was born Sept. 15, 1950, in Kenton to Wilma (Arn) and the late
Clarence Overly.
She is survived by her mother of Kenton; her husband Jeff whom she
married July 2, 1972; two children, Jennifer of Richmond, Va., and Jerry
of Richwood; and a sister, JoAnn Overly of Marysville.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the Richwood First United
Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Friday and burial will be at the Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood, 43344, or Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks Road West,
Marion, Ohio 43302.

DONALD G. SCHEEDER
Donald G. Scheeder, 77, of Delaware died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving from 1943 to 1946
as a B-29 crew member. A former PPG truck driver, he retired as a driver
for ODOT in 1991. He was a private pilot, an avid fan of auto racing, an
amateur photographer and an antique camera collector.
He was born June 9, 1925, in Huntingdon, Pa., to the late Marshal and
Helen Harbaugh Scheeder and was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte and a
daughter, Nancy.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty McNeal Scheeder; a son,
Larry (Linda) Scheeder of Delaware; a daughter, Susan (Doug) McBride of
Delaware; a grandson, Ryan; many relatives and friends; and his favorite
cat, Pedro.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at Oak Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Honorary pall bearers will be Chris Fogle, Rob Fogle, Glenn Hursey, Bill
Yoakum, Paul Yoakum and Billy Simpson.

LOUISE SMITH
Louise Smith, 87, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at The
Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her family following an extended
illness.
A beautician since 1943, she worked for several local beauty shops and
owned and operated her own salon, Louise's Beauty Salon. She was a
member of the Marysville First Presbyterian Church and will be
remembered for opening the first pizza restaurant in Marysville.
She was born March 8, 1915, in Delaware County to the late Lee and Pearl
Sible Thompson and was predeceased by three brothers, Eugene, Harold and
Paul Thompson; and a sister, Esther Ziegler. She married John C. Smith
in 1934 and he died May 19, 1992.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Ron) Walker and Melanie
Sherwood of Marysville; a son, Charles Ray Smith of Bradenton, Fla.;
eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hildred Henry of Marysville; and
several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakdale
Cemetery. The Revs. Thom Lamb and John M. Groat will officiate. No
calling hours will be held.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JANET LOUISE SWARTZ
Janet Louise Swartz, 52, of Richwood died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at her
home surrounded by her husband and children after a three-month battle
with pancreatic cancer.
She was a well known and respected pharmacist in the Marion area. She
graduated summa cum laude from the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State
University in 1973 and began her career at Whiston's Pharmacy in Mount
Gilead. She worked at Henney & Cooper Drug Stores for 22 years and had
been employed at Rite Aid in downtown Marion since 1996.
She was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, the
Wesley Class and the Chancel Choir. She was an active member of the
Central Ohio Emmaus Community and will long be remembered for her
friendship and love of flowers.
She was born Sept. 15, 1950, in Kenton to the late Clarence and Wilma
Arn Overly and was predeceased by a daughter, Julie Ann.
She is survived by her husband Jeff whom she married July 2, 1972; two
children, Jennifer of Richmond, Va., and Jerry of Richwood; and a
sister, JoAnn Overly of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at the Richwood First United Methodist
Church at 11 a.m. Friday and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood, 43344, or Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks Road West,
Marion, Ohio 43302.

CLAYTON W. WILSON
Clayton W. Wilson, 52, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 8,
2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a farmer and part-time truck driver. He was a member of the
Milford Center United Methodist Church and a former member of the Ohio
National Guard. His love for horses led to a longtime membership with
the Union County Draft Horse Association. A family man, he was
especially proud of his son Jason and granddaughter LeAnna.
He was born Feb.. 26, 1950, in Columbus to James W. and Ruth Ann Edwards
Wilson and was predeceased by his mother on April 19, 2002.
He is survived by his father on the family farm near Milford Center; a
son, Jason W. Wilson and granddaughter, LeAnna K. Wilson of Marysville;
a sister, Lynnetta F. (John) Thomas of Marysville; and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures in
care of the funeral home.

JACK CARLTON
Jack Carlton, 92, formerly of Cuyahoga Falls, died Saturday, Oct. 5,
2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He retired after 29 years as an Akron police officer and was the oldest
retired policeman. He worked four years for Roadway Express as a safety
director and was former Akron Mayor John Ballard's deputy service
director for six years. He was a member of the Akron Crime Clinic and
Fraternal Order of Police and a 65-year member of Henry Perkins Masonic
Lodge.
He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Christine Grace Carlton. He is
survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Ellen Emmons Carlton; children,
David E. (Margaret) Carlton of Montgomery, Ala., Nancy Gruber of Akron,
Robert P. (Mary) Carlton of North Canton and Marcia (Michael) Keating of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many beloved
nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First
Christian Church of Cuyahoga Falls. The Rev. Edwin Shriver will
officiate and private inurnment will be at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends after the service in the church social
hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of
Cuyahoga Falls, 2253 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223.
The Billow Funeral Home and Crematory Falls Chapel is in charge of
arrangements.

GRACE SETSER REDMON
Grace Setser Redmon, 78, of Richwood died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a cashier for Wise's IGA for several years and later was a
daycare provider for friends and family. She was a member of Community
United Calvary Church and the Richwood Church of Christ.
She was born March 20, 1924, in Greenup County, Ky., to the late Henry
and Minnie Crisp Gilliam and was predeceased by five brothers and five
sisters. She married William Setser in 1952 and he died in 1978.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Redmon of Richwood whom she
married in 1975; a son, Terry (Debbie) Setser of Richwood; two
grandchildren, Eric and Amber Setser; and two sisters, Gladys Stidham of
Richwood and Geneva Jones of Ashland, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. Larry Davis will officiate and burial will be
at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

RITA ROSE SEHLHORST
Rita Rose Sehlhorst, 83, formerly of the Lima area, died Saturday, Oct.
5, 2002, at Heartland of Urbana after a lengthy illness.
She was a dignified, loving and honest person who had a heart of gold
and was respected by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor,
was full of spunk and loved to tell stories about her past. She was a
devoted Catholic and had a close loving family.
She was born April 14, 1919, in Lima to the late Sebastian J. and Lenora
B. Riesner Bensman and was predeceased by her husband, Victor H.
Sehlhorst and a sister, Cecelia Eversole.
She is survived by her children, Colleen Marie Geer of Milford Center,
Donald R. (Doris) Sehlhorst of Rushsylvania, Doris A. (Bill) Powers of
Lakeview, Cecelia L. (Douglas) Bryan of British Columbia and Vicki
Wilson of Marion; 11 grandchildren, including twin grandsons, Andrew and
Matthew Geer of Milford Center; her twin sister, Regina Greenwood of
Lakewood, Fla.; and very dear friends, Gaylord and Fannie Hilander of
Georgetown, Ky.
A graveside memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Wolf Creek
Cemetery north of Mount Victory on Route 31, with the Rev. John Perryman
officiating. The Ingram Funeral Home in Marysville is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221, or in care of the
funeral home.

ELVA L. CASTLE
Elva L. Castle, 82, a longtime resident of North Lewisburg, died
peacefully with his family at his side Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was the former owner of Castle Home Building and Development for more
than 40 years and was a former employee of Westinghouse in
Bellefontaine. He attended the North Lewisburg Church of Christ in
Christian Union until his failing health.
He was born in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Sullivan and Mima Wilbur
Castle and was predeceased by a brother and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gladys P. Weaver Castle whom he
married April 3, 1946; a daughter, Wanda (Everett) McClasky of Marion;
four sons, Eugene Castle of Edison, Steven L. (Linda) Castle and  Keith
A. (Susan) Castle of North Lewisburg and Darrell (Cathy) Buffenbarger of
Tampa, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Hazel (Jim) Organ of North Lewisburg, Jean (Don) Jones of Union
City and Faye (Jim) Ferryman of Springfield; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral home in North Lewisburg and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one
hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County
Fire District, P.O. Box. 142, North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.


JOHN PORTER ELLIOT
John Porter Elliot, 86, of West Mansfield died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002,
at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton after a short illness.
He was a lifetime Holstein dairy and grain farmer. He attended Bowling
Green State University and Ohio State University and needed only a few
hours to obtain his degree. He was a lifetime member of the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church, a former West Mansfield School Board
member and a longtime board member of the Logan County Production Credit
Association.
He was a very caring and compassionate father, husband, grandfather and
great-grandfather and will be remembered as a hard worker, friend to all
and a strong paternal figure to his family and friends. He and his wife
spent 21 winters in Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where he enjoyed fishing and
visiting with fellow retirees.
He was born March 4, 1916, near West Mansfield, in the same home that he
lived in his entire life, to the late Porter and Alice Grabiel Elliot.
He was predeceased by a brother, Joe Elliot and two sisters, Ruth Alice
Goodrich and Helen Jameson.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Lorena Brugler Elliot to
whom he was married on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1943, by the Rev. Oliver
in the Big Springs United Methodist Church; three sons, Joe P. (Rae
Nita) Elliot of West Mansfield, John (Teri) Elliot of Zanesfield and Dr.
Jerry (Linda) Elliot of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; two daughters, Suzanne
(Max) Antrim of West Mansfield and Julie (Douglas) Scott of Boulder,
Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Lori (Kirk) Reese, Eric (Mollie) Elliot, Todd
Elliot, Andrea (Nick) Maksim, Aaron (Rachel) Antrim, Samuel, Benjamin,
Logan and Daniel Elliot and Wynn Scott; three great-grandsons, Jacob,
Kent and Luke Reese; three sisters, Marjorie Elliot and Mary Sharpe of
Bellefontaine and Jane Peterson of Worthington; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Michael Messick will
officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway Cemetery in West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

MARGARET M. RUSSELL
Margaret M. Russell, 88, of Prospect died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Prospect where she was a Sunday School teacher for 17 years and a member
of the Katherine Luther Circle. She was a member of the Prospect Garden
Club and the Jolly Joysters.
She was born May 11, 1914, in Waldo to the late Oscar and Alma
Augenstein Heiby and was predeceased by a brother, Lowell Heiby. She
married Carl J. Russell April 9, 1939, and he died Jan. 5, 2000.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph (Patricia) Russell and Charles
(Shirley) Russell of Prospect; a daughter, Carolyn (Richard) Clunk of
Delaware; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother,
Donald Heiby of Marion; and two sisters, Virginia Baxter and Mary Loyer
of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Pall bearers will be Mike Russell, Andy Russell, Ty Williams, Bryon
Bigford, Alan Clunk and Lonnie Daniels. Honorary pall bearers will be
Larry Clunk and Christopher Russell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or a
charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

ERMA BOSLEY WEAVER
Erma Bosley Weaver, 92, of Leesburg, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002.
She was born Nov. 15, 1909, and was predeceased by her parents, Clayton
and Bertie Bosley of Irwin; her husband, Earl Weaver; four brothers; a
sister; and many nieces and nephews.
She formerly worked at the Ohio Reformatory for Women
She is survived by two sisters, Ruth Franks of Leesburg, Fla., and Reta
Ward of Mechanicsburg; a brother, Edwin "Bud" Bosley of Milford Center;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

NANCY LEE YOAKAM
Nancy Lee Yoakam, 60, of Russells Point died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed knitting, crocheting and catfishing.
She was born June 5, 1942, in Kenton to the late Perry and June Harriman
Longshore.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Francis "Bud" Yoakam whom
she married Nov. 18, 1962 in Russells Point; two sons, Mike (Drudy)
Yoakam of Marysville and Tony Yoakam and friend, Linda McCrary of
Russells Point; a daughter, Penny (Tony) York of Bellefontaine; a
grandchild, Shawn Smith whom she was raising; and grandchildren Becki,
Stacia and Jared Yoakam of Marysville and Elizabeth Wheatley and June
and Phillis York of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Barbra Miller and
Jeannie (Bob) Hildreth of Richwood; a brother, Harold (Pat) Longshore of
Delaware; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

MARY GERTRUDE LOCKWOOD
Mary Gertrude Lockwood, 91, of West Liberty and formerly of East Liberty
died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Green Hills Nursing Home following an
extended illness.
She served as a cook at the East Liberty School for several years and
along with her husband owned and operated Lockwood Farm Supply. A
faithful member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church and its
Ladies Aid, she enjoyed membership in the Liberty Belles and the East
Liberty Farm Bureau Council. She graduated from Richwood High School in
1928 and was affectionately known as "Bill" by friends and family and
"Poppy" by her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and
playing euchre and had especially enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren and pet dogs Spot and Danny. She will be remembered for
her delicious cinnamon rolls and kindhearted ways.
She was born Nov. 5, 1910, in Richwood to the late Carey and Sadie
Hanawalt Crabtree. On March 21, 1930, in Kentucky, she married Robert D.
Lockwood, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1996. She was also
preceded in death by a sister, Mae Robertson.
Survivors include a son, Robert (Zelma) Lockwood Jr. of Urbana; two
grandchildren, Brenda (Carl) Olen of Columbus and Rod (Margie) Lockwood
of Sylvania; three great-grandchildren, Derek and Casey Olen and Kelsey
Lockwood; and three sisters-in-law, Ruby Carter of Marion, Ind. and Opal
Wyandt and Wilma (Dwight) Lovett of West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield with the Rev.
Winnie Bateson officiating. Burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist
church in care of the funeral home.

RILLA LEVAN
Rilla LeVan, 87, of East Liberty died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 4, 2002,
at her home.
She was retired from Harding Machine & Screw Company where she served as
an inspector for many years. She was a member of the East Liberty Church
of Christ, attended Marysville schools and Monroe School in Logan County
and played basketball while in high school.
She had a terrific sense of humor and enjoyed word search puzzles,
reading People magazine, playing euchre, fishing and watching college
basketball and soap operas. She was a loyal fan of Bobby Knight and John
Elway. Affectionately referred to as Grandma, she will be remembered for
her weekly Sunday fried chicken dinners for her family.
She was born Nov. 15, 1914, in Broadway to the late Lynn E. and Sarah
Elizabeth Stanford Roney. She married Paul LeVan on Aug. 13, 1932, in
East Liberty and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1983. She was
also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Martin and Virginia
Tanner.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet (James) Moore of Plain City; four
grandchildren, Paul Moore of East Liberty, Kimberly (Charles) Wiese,
Jeffrey Moore and Tina Murphy of Plain City; three great-grandchildren,
Matthew Murphy and Kristin and Jamie Wiese; a sister, Hazel Zahn of
Marysville; a brother, George Lee Ackley of Marysville; and a
brother-in-law, Allen Tanner of Jay, Okla.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield with the Rev.
Winnie Bateson officiating. Burial will take place in the East Liberty
Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Township EMS in care of
the funeral home.

GARY L. ALLTOP
Gary L. Alltop, 58, of Shawnee Hills died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at
the Kobacker House after a courageous six-year battle with lung cancer.
He was retired as a carman for Conrail Railroad after 23 years of
service and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. He was a member
of the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware where he showed his pride and joy,
a 1967 Olds 442. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid card
player.
He was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Huntington, W.Va., to Earl and Dorothy
Bradley Alltop and was predeceased by his father in 1982.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife of 36 years,
Beverly Hatcher Alltop; children, Brandie Alltop and Jason Alltop;
brothers, Keith (Rose) Alltop and Patrick (Fritzi) Alltop of Marysville,
Mike (Susan) Alltop of Delaware, Earl (Barbara) Alltop Jr. of South
Point and Peter (Norma) Alltop of Corinth, Texas; numerous nieces and
nephews; and dearest friends, Joe and Sherry Myers of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Michael Wilson will officiate and
burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery where military services
will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside
and Grant, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

MARGARET E. DANIELS
Margaret E. Daniels, 91, of the Community Apartments in Richwood died
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
A 1927 graduate of LaRue High School, she was a homemaker and in her
younger years, worked as a nurse. She was a member of Union Baptist
Church and an active member of the Richwood Civic Center. She was a very
talented quilter who for many years donated a quilt to the Civic Center
for the raffle at the Richwood Fair.
She was born Nov. 23, 1910, in LaRue to the late Finley and Allie
Wilhelm Deisher and was predeceased by a son, Carl E. Daniels; a
brother, Williard Deisher; and two grandchildren. She married Calvin C.
Daniels in 1928 and he died in 1983.
She is survived by two sons, Dale C. (Atha) Daniels of Charleston, S.C.,
and Russell L. (Pat) Daniels of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Caroline
Daniels of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235
Grove St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

EARL G. DAVIS
Earl G. Davis, 51, of Moreno Valley, Calif., formerly of the Marion
area, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002.
He was an automotive technical writer and a former technical editor for
several car magazines. He had published two automotive technical manuals
and was working on a third. He served in the Army Reserve.
He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Paintsville, Ky. to the late Addie
Whitaker. He was raised by his grandparents, Grant and Virgie Davis who
are also deceased.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Davis; a daughter, Carrissa Lynn Davis
of Lakeland, Fla.; three brothers, Robert (Randi) Davis of Alabama,
Jerry (Becky) Whitaker of Bucyrus and Gary Whitaker of Marion; a sister,
Dolly (Ron) Williams of Richwood; nieces and nephews, Winona, Chasity
and Brian Davis, Sherri (Mike) Greter, Christa Whitaker and Tiffany and
Brian Williams; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In keeping with his wishes, he was an organ donor and following
cremation, his ashes will remain in California.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marion County Humane Society 2264
Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

GEORGIA MAY DAVIS
Georgia May Davis, 82, of Marion died Nov. 26, 2002, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.
She was retired as a lab technician at Eljer Plumbingware in Marysville.

She was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Mount Gilead to the late Washington and
Lula Dilsaver Schultz and was predeceased by three brothers, Ernie,
Harold and Tunney Schultz and a grandchild. She married Glenn Davis
April 23, 1952, and he died Nov. 12, 2002.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Fuson of Holly Hills, Fla.; two
stepdaughters, Carol Jean (George) Showalter of Richwood and Sondra K.
(James) Ricksecker of Marion; two grandchildren, Diana McIntyre of
Jacksonville, Fla., and Alan Fuson of Holly Hills; a step-grandchild,
Donald Thomas Spitzer Jr. of Marion; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth
Combs of Holly Hills; two step-great-grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew
Spitzer of Marion; a sister, Ethel Borchers of Delaware; and her dog,
Fluffy and cat, Precious.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Mount
Herman Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Fye will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.

JOSEPH P. PAYNE SR.
Joseph P. Payne Sr., 68, of Richwood died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville after a short illness.
He retired in March 1999 as the owner and operator of Payne's Machine
Shop in Marysville. He was a 1952 graduate of Richwood High School and a
member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and
most of all enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was born April 6, 1934, in Union County to the late Paul H. and Edna
June Smith Payne.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lessig Payne to whom he was married
Nov. 17, 1952, at the home of the late Rev. Chester Meddles; two sons,
Larry J. (Janet) Payne of Richwood and Joseph P. Payne of Lombard, Ill.;
three grandchildren, Brandi Payne, Joseph P. Payne III and Jessica
Payne; a step-granddaughter, Janette D. Blevins; three brothers, Ora
"Jack" (Mona) Payne and James E. (Doris) Payne of Richwood and Jerry L.
(Virginia) Payne of Wildwood, Fla.; and a sister, Marlene (Jim) Reece of
Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Danny Grose will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville; or the Union County Cancer Society, 532 Fairwood Drive,
Marysville.

LILLIAN E. WOLFE
Lillian E. Wolfe, 89, of Ostrander died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, in the
intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
She was a resident of Delaware County most of her life and worked as a
stock clerk for Harts Stores in Delaware and Columbus. She was a member
of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Chuckery and the Mink Street Neighbors
Club.
She was born Dec. 29, 1912, in Columbus to Jacob C. and Bessie L. Vigar
Bowersmith and was predeceased by four brothers, Lee, Ernest, William
and Joe Bowersmith; a son-in-law, James A. Rausch; her first husband,
Charles A. Miller; and her second husband, Fred C. Wolfe.
She is survived by two sons, John C. (Virginia) Miller of Lewis Center
and Don A. (Tresa) Miller of Delaware; two daughters, Virginia L. Rausch
of Ostrander and Carol A. (Ralph) McGhee of Delaware; nine
grandchildren, Teresa (Ed) Landing of North Carolina, John M. Miller of
Ostrander, Kenneth (Michelle) Rausch of Marysville and Kelly Rausch,
Leah Ann (Clayton) Childers, Billi (Kevin) Green, Bobbi (Eric) Burris,
Shaun Munday and Kyle Miller of Delaware; eight great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandson; two step-daughters, Ruth (Bill) Wade of Delaware
and Jean Hawkins of Marysville; a stepson, Fred (Imogene) Wolfe Jr. of
Riley, Kan.; numerous step-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen
Bowersmith of Chillicothe; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7960
Route 38, Milford Center, Ohio 43045.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

JOHN J. BROWN
John J. Brown, 65, of Marysville, formerly a longtime resident of
Hilliard died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home.
He was a production associate at Anheuser Busch for 29 years, retiring
in 1997. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed making woodcrafts, toys
and small furniture.
He was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Kurz, Ky., to the late Rollie and Ruth
Daniels Brown and was predeceased by a brother, Charlie Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Betty M. Castle Brown; a daughter, Debra
(James) Haley of West Jefferson; a son, David L. Brown of Marysville;
two beloved grandchildren, Madeline and Jonathan Haley; three sisters,
Virginia Alley of Marysville, Ina (Thurman) Alley of Columbus and Ella
(Callahan) Blanton of West Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Pat (David) Evans
of Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Bill (Barbara) Castle of Columbus
and Bob (Wanda) Castle of Worthington; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at Wesley
Chapel Cemetery in Norwich Township.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KATHRYN E. COOK
Kathryn E. Cook, 73, of Milford Center died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Home after an extended illness with cancer.
She was retired from the Nestle Company in Marysville and enjoyed
traveling to flea markets with Bob Lowry and walking her dog, Nosey.
She was born July 26, 1929, in Milford Center to the late Francis Noble
and Mary Elizabeth Rees Goff. The last of her family, she was
predeceased by five brothers, Oscar, Leslie, Woodrow, William and James
Goff; and two sisters, Joida Disbennett and Annie Ell.
She is survived by her son, Walter M. "Mike" Goff of Milford Center; a
special friend, Robert Lowry of Milford Center; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and good friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 5
p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

MABEL I. WRIGHT
Mabel I. Wright, 87, of Plain City died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former telephone operator and house mother at the Methodist
Children's Home in Worthington. She was a member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Rawson to the late George C. and Ella
Fickel Cunningham and was predeceased by her husband, Frank Lee Wright
in 1994.
She is survived by her niece, Ferne (Merle) Cline of Florida and many
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral home. The Revs. Don Hilkerbaumer and Dr. Charles Stenner will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
Easy Access Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

 

JOHN J. BROWN
John J. Brown, 65, of Marysville, formerly a longtime resident of
Hilliard died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home.
He was a production associate at Anheuser Busch for 29 years, retiring
in 1997. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed making woodcrafts, toys
and small furniture.
He was born Aug. 11, 1937, in Kurz, Ky., to the late Rollie and Ruth
Daniels Brown and was predeceased by a brother, Charlie Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Betty M. Castle Brown; a daughter, Debra
(James) Haley of West Jefferson; a son, David L. Brown of Marysville;
two beloved grandchildren, Madeline and Jonathan Haley; three sisters,
Virginia Alley of Marysville, Ina (Thurman) Alley of Columbus and Ella
(Callahan) Blanton of West Jefferson; a sister-in-law, Pat (David) Evans
of Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Bill (Barbara) Castle of Columbus
and Bob (Wanda) Castle of Worthington; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at Wesley
Chapel Cemetery in Norwich Township.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KATHRYN E. COOK
Kathryn E. Cook, 73, of Milford Center died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Home after an extended illness with cancer.
She was retired from the Nestle Company in Marysville and enjoyed
traveling to flea markets with Bob Lowry and walking her dog, Nosey.
She was born July 26, 1929, in Milford Center to the late Francis Noble
and Mary Elizabeth Rees Goff. The last of her family, she was
predeceased by five brothers, Oscar, Leslie, Woodrow, William and James
Goff; and two sisters, Joida Disbennett and Annie Ell.
She is survived by her son, Walter M. "Mike" Goff of Milford Center; a
special friend, Robert Lowry of Milford Center; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins and good friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 5
p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

MABEL I. WRIGHT
Mabel I. Wright, 87, of Plain City died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former telephone operator and house mother at the Methodist
Children's Home in Worthington. She was a member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Rawson to the late George C. and Ella
Fickel Cunningham and was predeceased by her husband, Frank Lee Wright
in 1994.
She is survived by her niece, Ferne (Merle) Cline of Florida and many
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral home. The Revs. Don Hilkerbaumer and Dr. Charles Stenner will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
Easy Access Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

MABEL I. WRIGHT
Mabel I. Wright, 87, of Plain City died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former telephone operator and house mother at the Methodist
Children's Home in Worthington. She was a member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Rawson to the late George C. and Ella
Fickel Cunningham and was predeceased by her husband, Frank Lee Wright
in 1994.
She is survived by her niece, Ferne (Merle) Cline of Florida and many
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral home. The Revs. Don Hilkerbaumer and Dr. Charles Stenner will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
Easy Access Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

PAUL C. STIMMEL
Paul C. Stimmel, 74, of Richwood died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired lineman for Ohio Edison. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force and a member of Hiram Lodge 18 F&AM in Delaware, Richwood
First Baptist Church and VFW Post 870.
He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Delaware to the late Paul Clifford and
Nellie Wycoff Stimmel and was predeceased by a sister. He married
Margaret Helen Morrison Sept. 15, 1950, and she died in February 2001.
He is survived by two sons, Paul Eric Stimmel of Aloha, Ore., and James
LeRoy (Mary) Stimmel of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a daughter, Lisa Ann (Don)
Jones of Rushsylvania; two granddaughters and a grandson; two brothers,
Jim Stimmel of Delaware and Jack (Maxine) Stimmel of Sunbury; and a
sister, Jean Fisher of Mount Gilead.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O.
Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. Cards will be available at the
funeral home.

EDGAR L. "SPANKY" BUTZ
Edgar L. "Spanky" Butz, 57, of Columbus died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002,
after a long battle with cancer.
He was retired from Ranco in Plain City and was employed by Casto
Community Housing of Columbus. He was a special one of a kind man,
devoted to family and friends. He was a member of the True Faith Baptist
Church of Plain City and a proud supporter of the 2002 North Union Lady
Cats.
He was born March 1, 1945, in Springfield to the late Ernie and Louise
Gilmartin Butz.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Phyllis A. Wampler Butz whom he
married May 28, 1977, at the Unionville Center United Methodist Church;
a son, Dale M. (Angie) Butz of Columbus; a daughter, Mindy A. (Bill)
Price of Columbus; five grandchildren, Joshua and Becky Price, Zachary,
Brenden and Cassie Butz of Columbus; four brothers, Nick (Geneva) Massie
of Marysville, Steve Butz of Naples, Fla., Carl (Judy) Butz of Ormond
Beach, Fla., and Bill Butz of Galloway; and two sisters, Sue (Mike)
Perry of Marion and Tracy (Kevin) Marble of Galloway.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Bill Pellum, Wayne Engle and Butch Wampler will
officiate and burial will be at the Unionville Center Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pall bearers will be Carl Henry, Mike Newland, John L. Barnett, Mervin
Miller, Mike Tussing, Dale Butz and Ed Wiser. Honorary pall bearers will
be Emily and Colin Butz, Brody Newland and Mike Hodges.
In lieu of flowers, because of the deceased's devotion to his family,
friends are asked to spend an evening with loved ones or make a donation
to Hospice at Riverside or to a charity of their choice. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

NANCY E. COOKE
Nancy E. Cooke, 54, of Plain City died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Grant
Hospital.
She was retired as a Jonathan Alder High School math and computer
instructor. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2001 and the year book
was dedicated to her in 1996. She was a member of the Ohio and National
Counsel of Mathematics Teachers and a past president and former member
of the Book Club. She was a member of the Plain City Presbyterian
Church, where she was a member of the Semi Circle and was an active
choir member who directed the Carol Choir for 18 years. She held
honorary membership in the Presbyterian Women (USA). She was an avid
golfer who enjoyed playing in local leagues and around the country.
She was born Aug. 19, 1948, in Columbus to H. Parker and Ruth
Humberstone Adkins and was predeceased by her father in 1993; an infant
brother, Paul Adkins; a brother-in-law, John R. Cooke in 1987; and a
niece, Kimberly Baldridge in 1999.
She is survived by her mother of Columbus; her husband, Larry Cooke whom
she married in 1969 at the Plain City Presbyterian Church; a son, Shane
(Stephanie) Cooke of Plain City; two grandsons, Ethan and Alex; a
brother, George H. (Sonya) Adkins of Bradenton, Fla; two sisters, Anne
(Gayne) Gunderson of Columbus and Jane (Fred) Jacobs of Punta Gorda,
Fla.; her mother-in-law, Medrith Beach of Plain City; a brother-in-law,
Robert Cooke of Plain City; and two sisters-in-law, Louisabelle "Punk"
Taylor and Patricia Cooke of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St. and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Health Services at Grant
Medical Center, 111 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215, attn.:
Development Foundation; or the Plain City Presbyterian Church Easy
Access Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

BETTY KATHLEEN CUNNINGHAM MOORE
Betty Kathleen Cunningham Moore, 75, of Marysville, formerly of
Reynoldsburg, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at OSU Hospital in Columbus
She spent her life building and nurturing her family and cultivated
hobbies which included baking, candy making, gardening and sewing. She
was a member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene.
She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Kermit, W.Va., to the late Carl and
Ethel Davis Maynard and was predeceased by her husband, Harold
Cunningham and a son, Timothy Cunningham.
She is survived by two daughters, Helena (Steven) Anderson of Marysville
and Kathy Cunningham of Columbus; two sons, Michael (Arlene) Cunningham
of Steubenville and Harold (Nina) Cunningham of Waianae, Hawaii; eight
grandchildren, Matthew Tilmann, Chad (Stephanie) Kitchen, Jami (Kevin)
Pfirrman, Toby Kitchen, Lindsey (Sean) Driscoll, Veronica Cunningham,
Victoria Cunningham and Amber Figeroa; three step-grandsons, Joe
(Nicole), Clint (Amy) and Michael (Marla) Anderson; and nine
great-grandchildren, Cristin Cassidy Burdette, Keirstin, Scotty, Kelsey
and Kristian Kitchen, Madeline Pfirrman, Clare Driscoll and Emma and
William Anderson.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. Dr. Paul Whiteford will officiate and burial will be at
Glen Rest Memorial Park in Reynoldsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Food Pantry or the
Marysville Church of the Nazarene in care of the funeral home.

WILLIAM EDGAR YEAGER
William Edgar Yeager, 82, of Summerville, S.C., formerly of Marysville,
died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at a Summerville hospital.
He was retired as a soil conservation technician and as a bridge
inspector for Union County. He was a graduate of West Jefferson High
School and attended Ohio State University. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy, serving in World War II and was a member of the American Legion
and the Moose Lodge.
He was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Columbus to the late Edgar Kincaid and
Phyllis Marie Fisher Yeager and is survived by his wife, Bernice Bugg
Yeager; a son, Arch (Sharon) Yeager of Summerville; a daughter, Ann E.
Young of Spartanburg, S.C.; three grandsons; two great-grandsons; a
brother, Robert M. Yeager of Columbus; and a sister, Phyllis Ann Young
of Columbus.
Private services will be held.
The James A. Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville is in charge of
arrangements.

NANCY ANN KIRBY DAYTON
Nancy Ann Kirby Dayton, 69, of Vero Beach, Fla., a native of Marysville,
died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at her home after a prolonged illness.
She worked as a receptionist with the Indian River Blood Bank for five
years and was a member of Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church. She
moved to Vero Beach from Columbus 19 years ago.
She was born May 22, 1933, in Delaware and is survived by her husband,
James O. Dayton; two sons, James Stephen Dayton of Atlanta and Mark
Richard Dayton of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; a brother, William R. Kirby of Titusville, Fla.; and a
sister, Shirley C. Shuler of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held Monday at Christ by the Sea United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Dawn Lawton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church endowment fund, 3755
State Hwy. A1A, Vero Beach, Fla., 32963.
The Lowther Cremation Service in Vero Beach is handling arrangements.

ORISON CLEMANS
Orison A. Clemans, 79, of West Mansfield, a native of Milford Center, died Wednesday, Nov.20,2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a retired electrician and radio and television technician.  He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II,
serving in the 3rd Fleet in the South Pacific in the CR division on the USS Indiana.  He received a silver star and three bronze stars.  He will be remembered for his warm smile.
He was born May 1, 1923, in Columbus to the late Cecil A. and Ruth E. Lewis Clemans and was predeceased by two sisters, Janet L Dailey and M.Jane Primm; and a brother , Joseph R. Clemans.
He is survived by his special friend and longtime companion, Marilyn Dunnan of West Mansfield;  four brothers
Herbert L(Linda) Clemans, Phillip P. (Theda) Clemans and Robert J. Clemans of Marysville and Mark W. (Mary Clemans of Milford  Center; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  
Memorial services will be held at 2p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.  The Rev. Don Moceri 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 one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the American Legion in care of the funeral home.

CLAYTON LEE WOOSLEY
Clayton Lee Woosley, 81, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A nationally renowned horse trainer, showman and horseman, he had a
longtime affiliation with the American and Ohio Quarter Horse
Associations and the National Reining Horse Association. He was a
respected horse show judge for more than 30 years and earned many state
and national championship riding titles throughout his career. He was
instrumental in developing youth horse programs in the 1960s, working
closely with many equine associations, including FFA and 4-H. He was
inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 1990. While serving as a
consultant and trainer outside of Marysville, he and his family also
operated their equine business locally for many years.
He was born June 7, 1921, in Leitchfield, Ky., to the late Marshall and
Laura Sanders Woosley and was predeceased by a son, Steve Woosley in May
2002; a son, Leroy Woosley; a grandson, Gary Thompson in January 2002;
five brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nancy Jo Mason Woosley whom he
married Dec. 16, 1965; four daughters, Janie (Denny) Sidener of
Wetherford, Texas, Tami (Jerry) Collingsworth of Wheelersburg, Tonya
(Dean) Bicknell of Bethel and Cathy (Van) Luse of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Mark, Jamie, Clint, Lindsey, Kevin and Kelly; five
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Woosley of Noblesville,
Ind.; five sisters-in-law, Patty Ralston, Linda Gipson, Barbara Eyler,
Jeanie Laker and Pam Brenneman; and a brother-in-law, Philip Mason.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Ron Liming will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to
the service Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clayton Woosley Quarter Horse
Congress/Youth Reining Memorial Fund in care of the Ohio Quarter Horse
Association, 101 Tawa Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SANDRA JEAN FURROW
Sandra Jean Furrow, 59, of North Lewisburg died Nov. 10, 2002, at her
home.
She was employed at A.V.I. Inc. She was active in scouting for several
years and had been a foster parent for many years.
She was born March 22, 1943, in Springfield to the late Milton and Opal
Huffman Furrow.
She is survived by a sister, Patricia Hill of North Lewisburg; two
nephews, Mark (Paula) Hill of Cable and Matt (Lori) Hill of North
Lewisburg; a niece, Cheri Hill of Springfield; and a daughter, Jennifer
Furrow of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Douglas
Muchiri will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O.. Box 351, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

HELEN F. WATERS
Helen F. Waters, 87, of Centerville, formerly of North Lewisburg, died
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
She was a 1933 graduate of East Liberty High School.
She was born Oct. 6, 1915, in East Liberty to the late Guy and Helena
Beightler Kerns and was predeceased by a son, Ronald Waters; a daughter,
Alfreda Waters; and her husband, Alfred Waters.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Paul) Stull of Dayton and
Janice (Chuck) Lowder of Pescadero, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jane Waters of North Lewisburg;
two brothers, Don Kerns of East Liberty and Max Kerns of Lima; two
sisters, June Robinson and Doris Brokaw of Columbus; a sister-in-law,
Rosella Waters of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Danny
Griffith will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, or
Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

GLENNA MAY WILSON
Glenna May Wilson, 103, of Marysville died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at The
Gables of Green Pastures.
She was a retired homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. A music
lover, she sang in the women's choir and played the piano. She moved to
Warren with her family when she was 4 years old and as an adult she
lived in Mount Dora, Fla., for 10 years and in Marysville for more than
30 years.
She was born Feb. 17, 1899, in New Castle, Pa., and was the last
surviving child of the late James F. and Nan Ashton Escott. She was
predeceased by three brothers, Tom Escott, Jim Escott and Charlie Escott
and two sisters, Elsie Coller and Hazel Crawford. She married Frank
Austin Wilson Oct. 10, 1925, and he died Sept. 22, 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlene (Fred) Sweet of Fresno, Calif.;
two grandchildren, Judith Sweet (Richard) Guittar of Goshen, Ky., and
James Sweet of Fresno; three great-grandchildren, Richard (Angel)
Guittar, Jeffrey Guittar and Marilyn Guittar; a great-great-grandson,
Michael Guittar; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Rev. Richard Teller of the Marysville First United Methodist Church
will officiate. No calling hours will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables of Green Pastures
Activity Fund, 390 Gables Drive, Marysville.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SANDRA JEAN FURROW
Sandra Jean Furrow, 59, of North Lewisburg died Nov. 10, 2002, at her
home.
She was employed at A.V.I. Inc. She was active in scouting for several
years and had been a foster parent for many years.
She was born March 22, 1943, in Springfield to the late Milton and Opal
Huffman Furrow.
She is survived by a sister, Patricia Hill of North Lewisburg; two
nephews, Mark (Paula) Hill of Cable and Matt (Lori) Hill of North
Lewisburg; a niece, Cheri Hill of Springfield; and a daughter, Jennifer
Furrow of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Douglas
Muchiri will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O.. Box 351, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

HELEN F. WATERS
Helen F. Waters, 87, of Centerville, formerly of North Lewisburg, died
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Kettering Memorial Hospital.
She was a 1933 graduate of East Liberty High School.
She was born Oct. 6, 1915, in East Liberty to the late Guy and Helena
Beightler Kerns and was predeceased by a son, Ronald Waters; a daughter,
Alfreda Waters; and her husband, Alfred Waters.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Paul) Stull of Dayton and
Janice (Chuck) Lowder of Pescadero, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jane Waters of North Lewisburg;
two brothers, Don Kerns of East Liberty and Max Kerns of Lima; two
sisters, June Robinson and Doris Brokaw of Columbus; a sister-in-law,
Rosella Waters of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Danny
Griffith will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720, or
Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.

GLENNA MAY WILSON
Glenna May Wilson, 103, of Marysville died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at The
Gables of Green Pastures.
She was a retired homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. A music
lover, she sang in the women's choir and played the piano. She moved to
Warren with her family when she was 4 years old and as an adult she
lived in Mount Dora, Fla., for 10 years and in Marysville for more than
30 years.
She was born Feb. 17, 1899, in New Castle, Pa., and was the last
surviving child of the late James F. and Nan Ashton Escott. She was
predeceased by three brothers, Tom Escott, Jim Escott and Charlie Escott
and two sisters, Elsie Coller and Hazel Crawford. She married Frank
Austin Wilson Oct. 10, 1925, and he died Sept. 22, 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlene (Fred) Sweet of Fresno, Calif.;
two grandchildren, Judith Sweet (Richard) Guittar of Goshen, Ky., and
James Sweet of Fresno; three great-grandchildren, Richard (Angel)
Guittar, Jeffrey Guittar and Marilyn Guittar; a great-great-grandson,
Michael Guittar; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Rev. Richard Teller of the Marysville First United Methodist Church
will officiate. No calling hours will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables of Green Pastures
Activity Fund, 390 Gables Drive, Marysville.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PETE D. HOBBS
Vernon D. "Pete" Hobbs, 70, of Raymond, a longtime resident of Union
County, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Grant Medical Center.
He was involved in farming nearly all his life and retired from
Taggart's Building Supply in 1994. A loving and devoted grandfather, he
enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a member of the Raymond United
Methodist Church.
He was born June 27, 1932, in Mercers Bottom, W.Va., and was predeceased
by his mother, Vesta Mae Wray Duncan.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Georgann Rhoads Hobbs whom he
married Sept. 19, 1950; his father, Vernon M. Hobbs of Marysville; six
children, Larry (Barb) Hobbs, Mary Jo (Allan) DeGood, Clarine (Jeff)
Marsh and Molly (Lee) Hundley of Marysville, Marilyn (Gene) Vigar of
Milford Center and Carolyn (Tom) Jackson of Raymond; 13 grandchildren,
Mandy (Joe) Pfarr, Kim (Derek) Fox, Matt Hobbs, Marcy Jo (Kevin)
Patrick, Summer DeGood and Rena, Amy and Brett Hundley of Marysville,
Cari Hobbs of Massachusetts, Samantha DeGood of Columbus, Amber Marsh of
Cincinnati, Angie (Joe) Wellman of Milford Center and Nathan Jackson of
Raymond; two great-grandchildren, Alexandria DeGood and Joseph Wellman;
four sisters, Ruby Niday of Springfield, Patty (Cameron) Criner and
Betty (Gary) Kent of Columbus and Harriette Anne Vance of Marysville;
and a sister-in-law, Becky (Willard) Johnson of Minnesota.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Kandy Burch will officiate and burial will be at
the Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
today.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons and honorary pallbearers
will be the granddaughters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond United Methodist
Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES E. MEHAFFEY
Charles E. Mehaffey, 83, of Prospect died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at
his home where he was born.
He was the beloved husband of the late Opal L. Bayles, whom he married
Oct. 20, 1940.
He was a lifelong farmer and in 1938 was selected as a regional Star
Farmer of the national FFA organization. He was a school bus driver for
the Elgin schools for 25 years and after retirement worked at Meijer in
Marion. He was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, a past
Worshipful Master of Prospect Lodge 444 F&AM and a past board member of
the Prospect Farmers Exchange.
He was born Aug. 21, 1919, to the late Charles D. and Alice I. Bender
Mehaffey and was predeceased by his wife; a daughter, Shirley Ann; and a
great-granddaughter.
He is survived by two sons, John (Becky) Mehaffey and Robert (Kate)
Mehaffey of Prospect; two daughters, Alice (Charles) Belt of North
Olmstead and Ruth Ann Price of Prospect; 11 grandchildren; Nannette
Mehaffey Murphy, Amy Mehaffey, Lynn Golden, Michelle Mehaffey Zimmerman,
Chrissi Mehaffey, John Belt, Sondra Belt Wendt, Sean, Simon and Sarah
Mehaffey and Charlie Summers; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation or
Quality of Life Hospice at Marion General Hospital. Cards are available
at the funeral home

THE REV. LAWRENCE G. BORTON
The Rev. Lawrence G. Borton, 63, of Marysville died Thursday, Nov. 14,
2002, at Milcrest Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
A minister for more than 30 years, he most recently was pastor with his
wife Linda at Bible Holiness Church in Marysville.
He was born Dec. 21, 1938, at the family home in Guernsey County to the
late John C. and Wilma Groves Borton and was predeceased by an infant
sister, Mary Josephine Borton. He married Linda S. Thomas Aug. 24, 1970,
in Concord, Tenn., and she died Oct. 26, 2002.
He is survived by four children, Elizabeth (David) Wooley of New
Lexington, Mary (Ray Metzger) Piatt of Delaware, John D. (Miranda
Whaley) Borton of Columbus and Esther Borton of Marysville; six
grandchildren, David Lawrence Eugene Wooley and Codie, Kathy, Connie,
Kay and Waymon Borton; and two brothers, John H. and Charles W. Borton
of Quaker City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Fletcher Cemetery in
Quaker City. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

DAVENA LOUISE OSWALD
Davena "Dena" Louise Oswald, 76, of Prospect died Thursday, Nov. 14,
2002, at Wintersong Village in Delaware, surrounded by loving family
members.
In her younger days, she was heavily involved in sports, She showed
talent in basketball, playing for the Gray Toppers, and she enjoyed
playing fast-pitch softball for Wilke Meats of Delaware. She later took
up golf and bowling and was a member of the State Champion Ohio Women's
Bowling Team in 1965. Her life revolved around her family.
She was born March 7, 1926, in Radnor to the late David R. and Ada E.
Mohr Thomas and was predeceased by three sisters, Evelyn Gast, Ruth
Thomas and Margaret Lockhart; and a brother, David Thomas.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur R. Oswald of Prospect whom she
married March 14, 1944; four sons, Michael Oswald of Jackson, Mich.,
Richard (Lois) Oswald of Radnor, Thomas Oswald of Hudson and Steven
(Lisa) Oswald of Prospect; a daughter, Tammy (David) Layne of Prospect;
15 grandchildren, Tessa (Craig) Thompson, Jon Oswald, Lisa (Doug) Smith,
Richard Oswald II, Adam Boyer, Liz Boyer, Damon Parmenter, Angela
Oswald, Owen Oswald, Scott, Dennis, Kirk and Timothy Millisor and Joseph
and Jacob Layne; three great-grandsons, Grant Smith and Caleb and Kieran
Thompson; a sister, Anna Grieser of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Joyce
Thomas of Marion; a special niece, Ruth Ann Rodgers; and a good friend,
Charlotte Mason.
Private family services will be held Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Arrangements are being handled by the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in
Prospect.

GLENN DAVID DAVIS
Glenn David Davis, 72, of Marion, formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday,
Nov. 12, 2002, at Marion General Hospital.
He was a retired electroplater with Eljer Plumbingware in Marysville. He
served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was a member of the Mount Victory
VFW.
He was born March 26, 1930, in Byhalia to the late Arthur and Genevieve
Hendrickson Davis and was predeceased by two brothers, George W. Davis
and Earl O. Davis; and a step-grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Schultz Davis whom he married April
23, 1952, in Marysville; two daughters, Carol Jean (George) Showalter of
Richwood and Sondra K. (James) Ricksecker of Marion; a stepdaughter,
Peggy Fuson of Holly Hills, Fla.; a grandson, Donald Thomas Spitzer Jr.
of Marion; two step-grandchildren, Diana McIntyre of Jacksonville, Fla.,
and Alan Fuson of Holly Hills; two great-grandchildren, Samantha and
Andrew Spitzer of Marion; a step great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Combs of
Holly Hills; a sister-in-law, Ethel Borchers of Delaware; several nieces
and nephews; his dog, Fluffy and cat, Precious.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.


DOROTHY M. DOBBINS
Dorothy M. Dobbins, 74, of Marysville, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died
Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born in Paintsville, Ky., to Ollie Oscar and Clara Woods Collier
and was predeceased by her father; two infant children; and a brother,
Marvin Collier.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Calvin Dobbins of Marysville
whom she married Dec. 6, 1947; her mother, Clara Collier of
Mechanicsburg; a son, David C. (Tanita) Dobbins of Marysville; a
daughter, Janie E. (Robert) Harper of Marysville; six grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar Collier Jr. of Columbus and
William D. Collier of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Mildred (Lee)
Wallace and Marilyn (Norman) Wyatt of Mechanicsburg and Barbara (Bill)
Moore of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

MARY LOU BUSHONG
Mary Lou Bushong, 79, of North Lewisburg, a longtime resident of West
Mansfield, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures
after a lengthy illness.
She was a 1941 graduate of Middleburg High School.
She was born July 11, 1923, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., to the late Rev. Lloyd
Earl and Minnie G. Ruckle Weaver and was predeceased by two brothers,
Lloyd Earl Weaver Jr. and Charles B. Weaver; two sisters, Hazel Welch
and Edith First; a brother-in-law, Elva Castle; and her husband of 28
years, Cloyce "Bucky" Bushong.
She is survived by two sons, Ted Bushong of North Lewisburg and Tom
(Peggy) Bushong of Worthington Hills; two granddaughters, Jennifer and
Allison; a brother, Harold (Rachel) Weaver of North Lewisburg; and two
sisters, Ruth Case of North Lewisburg and Gladys Castle of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Jim
Jenkerson of the First Nazarene Church of Marysville will officiate and
burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may
call from 6 ot 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhills Daybreak Center in
West Liberty.

CAMERYN SPENCER COOPER
Cameryn Spencer Cooper, 12, of Marysville died suddenly Thursday, Nov.
7, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Columbus after fighting aplastic
anemia.
He was a sixth grade student at Creekview Elementary School and enjoyed
soccer, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his parents, Cindy Johnson and Spencer Cooper; a
brother, Connor Cooper; three half-sisters, Megan Cooper, Raven Peters
and Mikayla Cooper; grandparents, Charles and Eva Johnson, Mary Jane
Cooper and Ronnie and Kathy Cooper; three aunts, Heidi Cooper, Tammy
Hayes and Cheryl Johnson; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Schoedinger
State Street Chapel, 229 E. State St., Columbus. The Rev. Craig Collins
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER MCCONNELL
Stephen Christopher McConnell, 19, of Marysville died Friday, Nov. 8,
2002.
He was a junior at Ohio State University where he studied Japanese
language and culture and was on the Dean's List. He was involved in
Kendo martial arts, the Philosophy Club and studied in Japan last
spring. A 2001 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a member of
the National Honor Society, Mock Trial, debate and forensics, Model UN
and the In The Know team. He was a Marysville High School representative
to Boys State in 2000 where he was elected lieutenant governor for the
entire model state program.
He was a member of the Young Republicans Club and Boy Scout Troop 287,
was a recipient of the Order of the Arrow and attained the rank of Eagle
Scout in 2001. He was a past volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union
County where he worked in the emergency room and with patient care. He
enjoyed tennis and playing the piano.
He was born Dec. 2, 1982, in Dayton and was predeceased by his
grandfathers, Val Pakis and Thomas A. McConnell.
He is survived by his parents, Dr. Thomas and Laura McConnell of
Marysville; his twin sister, Stephenie, a student at Ohio Wesleyan
University; his older brother, Thomas Joseph "T.J.", a student at Case
Western Reserve University; his grandmothers, Therese L. Pakis and
Delores McConnell of Willowick; his great-grandmother, Helen Puzika of
Wickliffe; aunts and uncles, Val (Jane) Pakis of Chicago, Fred (Sue)
Pakis of Arizona, Jerry McConnell of Willowick, Jim (Beth) McConnell of
Chesterland, Sue (John) Urankar of Missouri and Jayne (Bob) Ohly of
Middlefield; cousins, Val, Jenny, Alex, Courtney, Geoff, Grant,
Christopher, Michael, Vicky, Danny, Brian, Alex, Bobby, Samantha and
Sebastian; and many caring and loving friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Consolidated Care Inc. mental
health support at the Mills Center.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARIE K. BISHOP
Marie K. Bishop, 85, of Ottawa died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Milty
Memorial Home in Pandora.
Arrangements are pending with the Love Funeral Home in Ottawa.

ELSIE B. MEDDLES
Elsie B. Meddles, 93, of East Liberty died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was retired after almost 20 years as a registered nurse at Memorial
Hospital of Union County and was a member of the East Liberty United
Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, candle making and
basket weaving and especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with
her family.
She was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Pickrelltown to the late Charles and
Martha Shope Dubbs and was predeceased by three brothers; five sisters;
a son-in-law, Jim Potter; and a great-grandson, Nathan Maples. She
married William Meddles Sept. 11,1936, and he died in September 1971.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte Ann Potter of Huntsville; two
sons, Charles (Thelma) Meddles of Bellefontaine and William (Gail)
Meddles of East Liberty; 10 grandchildren, Melony (Gary) Baker, Dawn
Coy, Wendy (Don) Maples, Claudia (Ben) Rogers, Molly Vance, Walt (Jerri
Lu) Meddles, Michael (Diane) Meddles, Deborah (Steve) Daum, Emily (Doug)
Robinson and Jacob (Jackie) Meddles; 19 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Hands Day Program in care
of the funeral home.

JIMMIE L. EDWARDS
Jimmie L. Edwards, 51, of Marysville died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 7,
2002, in Kenton.
He was a truck driver with Valley Transport in Ashland and enjoyed
camping, car shows and riding motorcycles.
He was born Sept. 17, 1951, in Bellefontaine to Jimmie and P. Evelyln
Cunningham Edwards and was predeceased by his mother in 1995 and a
brother, Dwight "Bones" Edwards in 2000.
He is survived by his father, Jimmie of Marysville; his wife, Vanessa D.
Rowe Edwards whom he married March 8, 1980, at the First Baptist Church
in Marysville; children, Joshua Edwards, Stephanie Bass, Josie Edwards,
Dean Clark Jr. and Marcy Clark of Marysville; grandchildren, Tyler,
Tanner, Tyrstan, Ryley, Kyle, Cole, Skylar and Hunter; his paternal
grandmother, Donna Edwards of Marion, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Bessie
Rowe of Marysville; a niece, Sheri Edwards and her children, Shelby and
Jacob; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

EDWIN AUGUST ALFRED NICOL
Edwin August Alfred Nicol, 73, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday,
Nov. 8, 2002, at his home on the farm where he was born, raised and
lived his entire life.
A lifetime dairy and grain farmer, he was also a lifetime member of St.
John's Lutheran Church. He graduated from Chuckery Darby High School in
1947. He loved farming and antique equipment and was proud to be
affiliated with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers, the Union County Draft
Horse Association and the Union County Old Timers Association. He
received numerous certificates of achievement and appreciation from the
Marysville High School FFA Chapter and his greatest enjoyment came from
his family and showing his restored Ferguson antique tractor at the
Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show in Plain City.
He was born Jan. 20, 1929, on the family farm to the late August John
and Minna M.K. Hubman Nicol. His father died Nov. 24, 1985, and his
mother died Dec. 12, 1985. He was also preceded in death by his brother,
Norbert Nicol on April 8, 2000; his sister-in-law, Rosina Nicol on May
11, 1992; and his nephew, Douglas Kleiber on July 17, 1999.
He is survived by his sister, Anna Barbara (Fred) Kleiber, Marysville;
six nieces and nephews: Dwight (Eva) Kleiber, Phoenix, Az.; Wayne (Jill)
Kleiber, Phyllis (Lary) Cooper, Karen (Rick) Collier, Gary Nicol and
Dennis Nicol, all of Marysville; six great-nieces and nephews: Gregory
Kleiber, Jason Kleiber, Brooklyn Kleiber, Keith Cooper, Michael Collier
and Laura (Tony) Burnham; and his church family.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Reverend Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will take place next
to his parents at the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either St. John's Lutheran Church
Building Fund or the Mobile Meals program in care of the funeral home.


ROBERT L. CAULEY
Robert L. Cauley of Woodstock died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was retired from O.M. Scotts in Marysville and was the former owner
and operator of B&D Garden Center in Urbana. He was a member of St.
Michaels Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg, a former member of the
Woodstock Lions Club and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was predeceased by his parents, Adolphus G. and Mary Corbett Cauley
and a brother, Donald C. Cauley.
He is survived by a brother, John (Rose) Cauley of Bucyrus; a
sister-in-law, Marjorie E. Cauley of Mechanicsburg; nieces, Rosemary
Cauley, Kathleen Cauley, Mary Foulk, Becky Jacobs, Irene Short and Paula
Clapp;  nephews, Edward, John, Mike, Don and Joe Cauley; several
great-nieces and -nephews; and many close cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St.
Marys Catholic Church in Urbana. The Rev. Clarence Heis will officiate
and entombment will be at the Oakdale mausoleum. Friends may call from 6
to 8 Friday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral home in Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 40
Walnut St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044, or the Clark/Champaign Diabetes
Association, P.O. Box 1106, Springfield, Ohio 45501.


MICHAEL L. CLAY
Michael L. Clay, 53, of Marysville, formerly of Plain City, died
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002, at his home.
He was an associate of U-Co Industries for many years and was loved by
all who knew him.
He was born May 5, 1949, in Rosedale and was predeceased by his father,
Otis E. Clay in 1990; his grandparents, Chilt and Lyda Ward and Lewis
and Marie Clay; and a sister-in-law, Rita J. Clay in 1997.
He is survived by his mother, Juanita Ward Clay of Marysville; four
brothers, Daryl Clay of Broadway, Chris (Donna) Clay of West Jefferson,
Robin (Sue) Clay of Plain City and Tim (Robin) Clay of Rosedale; and
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Don Eger will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist
Church memorial fund, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064, or
U-Co Industries, 835 E. Fifth St., Marysville.

WILBUR WAYNE PARKER
Wilbur Wayne Parker, 76, of West Mansfield died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at
Heartland of Indian Lake following a short illness.
He had lived with his sister and her family since 1966. He was a gentle
man who found joy in sitting on the front porch, helping his sister
around and house and coloring with his great-nieces. He collected many
different items, including Santa Claus figurines, and was especially
proud of the American flag.
He was born May 30, 1926, in Bellefontaine to the late Clarence and
Jessie Stephens Parker and was predeceased by two brothers, Herbert
Parker and Ralph Parker.
He is survived by three sisters, Helen Drake of West Mansfield, with
whom he lived, Pauline Presnell of Lima and Ruth (Dale) Huffman of Tipp
City; a brother, Robert Parker of Rushsylvania; two sisters-in-law,
Evelyn Parker and Betty Parker of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Harper
Cemetery with the Rev. A.W. Purdin officiating. Friends may call from
noon to 2 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland of Indian Lake in care
of the funeral home.

CONSTANCE MICHELLE CHAVEZ
Constance Michelle Chavez, 38, of Bloomfield, Ind., died Wednesday, Oct.
30, 2002.
She was a homemaker and avid collector of many things. She enjoyed
helping people and hunting herbal roots.
She was born Jan. 26, 1964, in Indianapolis, Ind., and was predeceased
by maternal grandparents, Cora and Alois Uppenkamp and paternal
grandparents, Alexander Gardner and Madge Gardner Stalcup.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Lou Gardner of West Liberty, Ohio;
her father, Rodney Gardner of Bloomington, Ind.; her companion of 16
years, Sebastian B. Olvera of Bloomfield; three daughters, Michelle
Brown of Bloomington and Yeni Yvette Chavez and Delia E. Olvera of the
home; three sons, Dane K. Brown of Troy, Ohio, Jose Omar Diaz Chavez of
Cincinnati and Miguel Angel Olvera of the home; a grandson, Antonio
Xavier Brown of the home; two brothers, George Koch of Ocoee, Fla., and
Harry Lee Koch of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Lois Ann McCrory of
Ogden, Utah; and her dogs, Zeus and Zina.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Solsberry Christian Church and the
cremains will be scattered at sea at a later date.
The Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene and Harrell Chapel was in charge of
arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

ROY JOHNSON JR.
Roy Johnson Jr., 62, of Columbus died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002 at the Ohio
State University Hospital East.
He had worked for the last three years at the Heinzerling Foundation in
Columbus and enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and the outdoors.
He was born June 5, 1940, in Columbus and was predeceased by his father,
Roy Johnson Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Sarah B. Nelson Perrin of Columbus;
children, Candy, Eric, David, Terry and Ruth; grandchildren; brothers
and sisters, Maggie (Jerry) Midkiff, Janet Johnson, Ova Johnson, Diane
(Larry) Dean, Lamoyne (Tracy) Simpson, Steve (Carla) Simpson and Brenda
(Ron) Foraker; and aunts, uncles and other family members.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. The Rev. George
Freer will officiate and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the Byhalia Cemetery.

CHARLES EDWARD HOFFMAN
Charles Edward Hoffman, 84, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at The Arbors at Delaware.
He was a former pastor at the Claiborne United Methodist and Asbury
Community churches and was a minister at churches in Broadway, Watkins,
Lily Chapel and Catawba. He was a former associate of The Scotts Co.,
having worked in the seed room and for the lawn maintenance department.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Morocco and
Sicily and received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained at the
Anzio beachhead. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

A graduate of Prospect High School and Taylor University in Indiana and
he attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio State University and the
Philadelphia School of the Bible. He was a former history and social
studies teacher and substitute teacher for the Marysville, Triad,
Fairbanks and North Union schools. He enjoyed fishing and reading.
He was born July 5, 1918, in Prospect to the late Kent and Ethel Kirby
Hoffman and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Hoffman; two sisters,
Mary Ford and Betty Hoffman; and a son-in-law, Jim Caryer.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Vera Cleo Herd Hoffman whom he
married Nov. 25, 1944, at the Raymond United Methodist Church; a
daughter, Ruth Caryer of Marion; two grandsons, Keith (Terri) and Randy
(Shannon) Caryer; a granddaughter, Sally Caryer; five
great-grandchildren, Christina, Amy, Lauren, Lisa and Margaret Caryer; a
brother, James (Joan) Hoffman of Marion; a sister, Erma (Tom) Pendergast
of Washington, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at 1 p.m.
Monday at Oakdale Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted
by the Union County Military Honor Guard. Friend may call from 2 p.m.
until the time of the service Sunday.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEONARD O. "STEVE" HAYES JR.
Leonard O. "Steve" Hayes Jr., 82, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Tampa,
Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dora and Oliver Hayes; wife,
Louise Engle Hayes; and daughter, Lori Stirges.
Survivors include a daughters, Sallie (Lowell) Page of Arizona and
Brenda (Ed) Jones of London; stepsons, Paul "Gene" (Phyllis) Engle and
Eddie Engle of Florida; brother, Richard D. (Elsie) Hayes of Columbus;
and sister, Janice (Vern) Bright of Marysville.
A military funeral and burial will be held at the National Cemetery in
Bushnell, Fla., at a later date.

MARGARET E. DART SEELIG
Margaret E. Dart Seelig, 98, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of the
Columbus area died Thursday, Dec. 26, in San Diego.
She was born May 14, 1904, in Marysville to the late Clifford A. and
Clara J. Randall Dart and was also preceded in death by three brothers,
Charles, Orville and James Dart; a sister, Louis McKay; a son, William
Seelig; and a daughter, Joan Wood.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Joyce Seelig of San Diego; and
sisters, Florence J. Larcomb of Marysville and Elizabeth Muche of
Columbus.
Following cremation, burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. There will be
no services. Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home.

BERNITA MARIE BOWERS
Bernita Marie Bowers, 79, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at
Heartland of Marysville following a serious five-week illness.
She was the manager of the Marysville Arms Apartments and was a devout
member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of
Columbia. She enjoyed interacting with her tenants and especially
enjoyed her family.
Born Feb. 28, 1923, in Bellevue to the late Albert and Irene Moyer
Frisch, she married Leland Bowers in September 1943 and he preceded her
in death on Aug. 26, 1993. She was also preceded in death by an infant
son, Dennis Bowers in 1948; a grandson, Mark Bowers; a sister, Edna
Wise; and brothers-in-law, Jim Jensen and Walter Wise.
Survivors include two sons, James (Vicky) Bowers of North Lewisburg and
Scott (Kim) Bowers of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren, Dennis Bowers
of Findlay and Rebecca (Bill) Wilder of Cincinnati; three brothers,
Charles (Norma Jean) Frisch of Sandusky, Alton (Caryl) Frisch of
Sebring, Fla. and Eugene (Norma) Frisch of Ocala, Fla.; a sister,
Dorothy (Jim) Jensen of Napa, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father J. Barry Bentz officiating.
Following cremation, Burial will take place at a later date at Bellevue
Cemetery in Bellevue.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland of Marysville
Activitiy Fund, 755 Plum St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 or in care of the
funeral home.


ELSIE M. WILSON MILLER
Elsie M. Wilson Miller, 73, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 29, at
Memorial Hospital.
She formerly owned Odds and Ends and Used Furniture in Marysville. A
member of the World Wide Church of God Church, she was a good mother to
her sons.
Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Dublin to the late Howard Raymond and Orpha
Berniece Hall Wilson, she married Cyrus F. Miller Oct. 9, 1955, at the
Bethel Methodist Church in Columbus. Her husband preceded her in death
Feb. 28, 1969.
Survivors include her sons, David F. and Benjamin H. Miller of
Marysville; sisters, Geneva Wilson of Hilliard and Marilla Wasem of
Burlington, Wash.; and brother, William Howard (Jo) Wilson of
Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Oak Dale Cemetery in
Urbana with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.

KENNETH VANZANT
Kenneth VanZant, 93, of Richwood died early Sunday morning, Dec. 29,
2002, at his home.
He was born July 18, 1909 in Gallia County to the late Carl and Stella
Baird VanZant. On Aug. 28, 1930, at Kirkpatrick, he married Burnetta
Burris and she died July 23, 1994. Also preceding him in death was a
brother, William VanZant and one great-great-grandchild.
A farmer, he was a 50-year-member of the Richwood Fair Board, member of
the former Richwood Lions Club and Richwood Civic Center where he
enjoyed playing euchre. He attended the Richwood First United Methodist
Church and enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
great-great-grandchildren, gardening and watching football on
television.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara J. Matteson of Richwood; two
grandchildren, Judy McComas and Tim (Becky) Matteson of Richwood; seven
great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Doris
Wissler of Marion.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood where friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial
will be in the Price Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Independent Fair.

STEVEN SCOTT COLLIER
Steven Scott Collier, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Mechanicsburg,
died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
He was a driver for Pizza Hut and graduated from Mechanicsburg High
School in 1993.
He is survived by his mother, Dinah L. Collier of Bradenton; two
sisters, Tiffany Kremer of St. Petersburg and Hawaii Grimes of
Clearwater; and many other relatives.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Guy Cemetery in
Rosedale. Friends may gather at 2 p.m. at the Underwood Funeral Home to
form a procession to the cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH F. ROSE
Elizabeth F. Rose, 80, of Gaylord, Mich., died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002,
at her home.
She lived in Ohio most of her life, moving to Indian River, Mich., in
1990 and Gaylord, Mich., in 1994.
She was born in Somerset Nov. 9, 1922 and was predeceased by a son,
Bobby Rose and a brother, Wilbur Snider.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ralph Rose; a daughter,
Robyn (Steven) Allen; a granddaughter, Josette; two brothers, Jack (Le)
Snider of Marysville and Zane (Juanita) Snider of Worthington; and a
sister-in-law, Ruth Snider of Marengo.
After cremation, memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan in care of the
Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center St., Gaylord, Mich. 49735.


MARY LOUISE SKAGGS
Mary Louise Skaggs, 64, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, on
Christmas Day at the Kobacker House of Riverside Hospital in Columbus,
surrounded by her family.
She was employed for 15 years as a teller with National City Bank and
was a member of Shepherd's Voice Church in Powell. She enjoyed reading,
camping and hiking and especially enjoyed her grandchildren.
She was born  May 5, 1938, on Perkins Road near West Mansfield to the
late Roger and Emma Shirk Bennett.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay Disbennett of Plain City and
Teresa Skaggs of Marysville; a son, Michael Skaggs of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Alexander Disbennett, Ryan Skaggs and Abigail Skaggs;
three brothers, Charles "Cobb" (Ruth) Bennett of Middleburg, Bill
(Carolyn) Bennett of Marion and James "Pete" (Becky) Bennett of
Marysville; two sisters, Martha (Tom) Devore of Dublin and Edna (Don)
Hinderer of Plain City; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home in Marysville. The Rev. Joe Borghese 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 Kobacker House, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or in care of the funeral home.


BRIAN SCOTT NOBLE
Brian Scott Noble, 38, of Marysville, formerly of Hilliard, died
unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at Community Hospital in
Springfield.
He ws a training specialist for the Franklin County Board of MR/DD for
19 years and was a champion for the rights of the disabled of all ages.
A longtime supporter and volunteer of mental retardation and development
disabilities programs in the central Ohio area, he was a swim coach for
Special Olympics for two years and volunteered at the Ohio Special
Olympics competition at Ohio Stadium. Known as "Pappy" and "Teddy Bear"
to the youth in the communities in which he lived, his passion and
teaching, educating and support youth at church and through sports.
He was a coach for the Hilliard Baseball and Softball Association and
was a former commissioner for the Marysville Junior Baseball/Softball
Association. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marysville
and a former member of Northwest Bible Church where he served as an
AWANA leader. He also served the church as an usher and summer youth
program leader. A longtime supporter of Promise Keepers, he helped form
a men's Bible study and prayer group at his work.
An avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, he ushered at football games in Ohio
Stadium. He enjoyed Christmas and volunteered as Santa Claus at work,
around his neighborhood and for various businesses. He was a former Boy
Scout and enjoyed a variety of music, especially contemporary Christian
and classical. Known affectionately as "Tuba Dad," he was a Band Booster
for the Marysivlle High School Marching Monarchs and assisted the band
as a first aid medic during travel to competitions and at band camp.
He enjoyed restoring antique furniture and liked woodworking, especially
making Christmas decorations. A competitive swimmer in his youth, he was
a swim captain and water polo captain at Upper Arlington High school
from which he graduated in 1983. He held an Honorable Mention
All-American title in water polo.
He was born Oct. 3, 1964, in Columbus to Robert H. and Tarita A.
McKinley Noble and was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Tarita
McKinley; his mother-in-law, Ruth E. Gordon; and his brother-in-law,
Franklin J. Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Kachina Mia Gordon Noble whom he married
Aug. 13, 1983, in Westerville; his parents of Columbus; a son, Joshua
Scott Noble; two daughters, Tabitha Mia and Lauren Nicole Noble; a
sister, Sherri (Russ) Bennage of Florida; three brothers, Douglas
(Susan) Noble of Dublin, Richard (Donna) Noble of Grove City and
Christopher Noble of Orlando; a brother-in-law, Rick (Deb) Gordon of
Kenton; four sisters-in-law, Rojonda (Bill) Charlton of Florida, Tara
(Bo) Milby of Plain City, Christinia (Spencer) Hall of Pataskala and
Rhonda Gordon of Johnstown; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist
Church. The Rev. David Elmore will officiate and burial will be at
Greenlawn 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 Noble Children Trust Fund or
Emmanuel Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JACK KLEE MCLAUGHLIN
Jack Klee McLaughlin, 69, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died peacefully at his home Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, surrounded by
his family.
For the past 17 years, he maintained an active lifestyle but struggled
with lymphocytic leukemia, diabetes and asthma. A devout church and
family man, he was a dedicated volunteer at East Elementary School and a
caring and sharing group leader at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He
was a member and elder of Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church where
he was a member of the choir, served as treasurer for 11 years and was a
longtime Sunday School teacher.
Due to a back injury in 1981, he retired after 22 years as a milk
deliveryman for Elm Dairy and Diamond Harmony Milk Company in Columbus.
He was a former trustee of the Windsor and Community Seniors and was a
member of the Windsor Singers. He loved sports and was an avid Ohio
State Buckeye fan. A 1950 graduate of Leesburg-Magnetic High School, he
was a veteran of the U.S. Army, doing his basic training in Honolulu and
serving in the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 79.
A kind man with a sense of humor, he was considerate of helping others.
Honesty, respect and regard for the feelings and rights of others and
justice to all men were cardinal virtues with him.
He was born Dec. 27, 1932, on the family farm north of Marysville to the
late Charles W. and Millicent Klee McLaughlin Sr. and was predeceased by
a sister, Opal Engle and three half-brothers, Wilbur, Charles Jr. and
Perry McLaughlin.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alma Jean Stump McLaughlin to
whom he was married June 20, 1959, at Owl Creek Baptist Church in Utica
by the Rev. George Reed; a daughter, Debora Lee (Tim) Soller of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Valerie and Melissa; three
sisters, Mary (Jim) Howard of Marysville and Ila Wilson and Carolyn
Cooperider of Florida; two half-brothers, Charles W. (Betty) McLaughlin
III of Marysville and Jerry R. (Sue) McLaughlin of Pennsylvania; four
half-sisters, Marjean (Don) Buckner of Florida, Patricia (Bill) Myers of
California, Julia Kay McLaughlin of Florida and Eilean (Mike) Spangler
of Virginia; a half-sister-in-law, Bessie McLaughlin of Columbus; a
sister-in-law, Betty Lou (Harold) Shockey of Marysville; and several
nieces and nephews and other relatives, including Perry McLaughlin of
Columbus.
His family carried out his desire for body donation to Ohio State
University.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Shiloh Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Leukemia
Society. Envelopes are available at the Underwood Funeral Home which is
in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LILLIAN K. SIMPSON
Lillian K. Simpson, 87, of North Lewisburg died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002,
at her home.
She was a longtime member of Portia Chapter 448 OES and the Hill and
Valley Club of Champaign County.
She was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Champaign County to the late William and
Eva Marie Schafer Coleman and was predeceased by her husband, Glen A.
Simpson; four brothers, Edwin, James, Kenneth and Ralph Coleman; and a
sister, Evelyn Winkie.
She is survived by a son, Jerry L. (H. Jane) Simpson of North Lewisburg;
two grandchildren, Scott Simpson of North Lewisburg and Debra (Mike)
Weigel of Cincinnati; five great-grandchildren, Natasha, Nathan and
Nicholas Simpson of North Lewisburg and Lydia and Coleman Weigel of
Cincinnati; a brother, Robert (Esther) Coleman of Sebring, Fla., two
sisters, Avis Jenkins and Betty (Wesley) Duncan of Three Rivers, Mich;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday 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 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where
Eastern Star services will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 2600 N. Limestone,
Springfield, Ohio 45503.

THOMAS J. DODGE
Thomas J. Dodge of Tucson, Ariz., 83, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at
Veterans Hospital in Tucson.
He served his country with honor and pride in World War II as a corporal
with the 9th Armored Division in the European Theater. He served in the
Normandy, northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and central European
campaigns.
He was the son of the late Homer T. and Lucile Watts Dodge and was
predeceased by a sister, Virginia Hein of Toledo.
He is survived by his wife Francis, a resident in a nursing home; a
stepdaughter, Johna Cohen; and four brothers, Amer (Judy) Dodge and Joe
(Karen) Dodge of Marysville and Jim (Marcella) Dodge and Dick (Gloria)
Dodge of Powell.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

THOMAS B. JANES
Thomas B. Janes, 91, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Home.
He was retired from Unocol Oil Company and was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM.
He was born Jan. 19, 1911, in Washington C.H. to the late Joseph W. and
Bertha J. Baum Janes. He married Florence Weaver Sept. 7, 1931, in
Greenup, Ky., and she died Nov. 19, 1995.
He is survived by a son, Dr. Lewis J. (Clara) Janes of Palm Coast, Fla.;
a daughter Esther Marie (Richard) Oberholtzer of Newark; five
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at the Ingram Funeral Home. The Rev.
Renee Ahern officiated and burial was at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

RICHARD LOREE OWEN
Richard Loree Owen, 81, of Magnetic Springs died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Feb. 22, 1921, to the late Asa Clark and Bessie M. Keeran
Owen II and was predeceased by a daughter, Sherrill; two brothers, Asa
Clark Owen III and Luther Owen; and a grandson, Richie Owen.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Stena Francilla Fletcher Owen;
three sons, Richard Michael (Jeannette) Owen of Wendell, N.C., Robert
(Becky) Owen of Pensacola, Fla., and Steven (Joyce) Owen of Durham,
N.C.; two daughters, Laurie C. Davis of Magnetic Springs and Betsy L.
(Gary) Carter of North Lewisburg; 12 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; a sister, Veneza (C.B.) Owen of Talladega, Ala.;
and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Freshwater-McDonald
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg where funeral services will be held at 7
p.m. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at a later
date.

LENA THOMPSON DAUM
Lena Thompson Daum, 78, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a homemaker, a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and during their retirement
years, she and her husband were snowbirds in North Fort Myers. She grew
up in Unionville Center and enjoyed singing, playing the guitar,
listening to the Grand Ole Opry, fishing, camping and baking.
She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in West Virginia to the late Millard and Mary
Lee Thompson Thompson.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Earnest E. Daum whom she
married June 19, 1940, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Judy (Jim) Phipps of
North Lewisburg; two sons, Ernest Eugene "Sonny" (Shirley) Daum of
Marysville and Larry Paul (Linda) Daum of Russells Point; nine
grandchildren, Bill (Jodi) Phipps of St. Paris, Mike (Stephanie) Phipps,
Mark (Kelly) Daum, Steven (Debbie) Daum and Tony (Rita) Daum of
Marysville, Karen (Eric) Williams of Indiana, Margaret Daum of Delaware
and Mary Daum and David Daum and his fiancee Jennifer Maitland of West
Mansfield; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred "Jack" (Esther)
Thompson of Unionville Center; a brother-in-law, Manuel Daum of
Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell, Patty
Daum of Marysville and Carolyn Daum of Columbus; and many nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the
Underwood Funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneral.com.

M. CHRISTINE COLEGROVE
M. Christine Colegrove, 69, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a retired employee of the Lamplighter Restaurant in Marysville.
She was born Feb. 19, 1933, at home in Carter County, Ky., to Robert and
Alene J. Davis and was predeceased by her father, a son, a daughter and
a sister.
She is survived by her mother, Alene J. O'Neal of Camden, Tenn.; two
sons, John Colegrove and special friend Janice Scheiderer of Marysville
and George (Diana) Harder of Frisco, Texas; a daughter, Debbie Gerloff
of Mount Vernon, Texas; a grandson, DeWayne Gerloff of Mount Vernon,
Texas; four sisters, Corine (Wayne) Cox of Richwood, Edith (Jerry) Shirk
of Raymond, Berea (John) Walters of Camden, Tenn., and Daisy Davis;
three brothers, Ernie (Loraine) O'Neal of Vine Grove, Ky., Bill O'Neal
of Florida and Lenore (Kitty) Hill of Jackson, Mo.; and nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home.

JACK K. MCLAUGHLIN
Jack K. McLaughlin, 69, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, Monday,
Dec. 23, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Alma Jean McLaughlin; a daughter, Debora
(Tim) Soller of Marysville; and many other relatives.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are pending with the Underwood Funeral Home.

THOMAS B. JANES
Thomas B. Janes, 91, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Home.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

GEORGE WILLIAM "BILL" BIRCHFIELD
George William "Bill" Birchfield, 79, of Plain City died Saturday, Dec.
21, 2002, at Carlton Manor in Washington C.H. after an extended illness.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who
loved to tell stories. An avid gardener, he had a green thumb and
especially enjoyed listening to country music.
He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Fayette County to the late Thomas and
Alice Clagg Birchfield and was predeceased by three sisters, Dora
Redmond, Faith Reed and Marie Bumgardner; a brother, Lewis Birchfield;
and a daughter-in-law, Vickey Birchfield.
He is survived by his loving wife Katherine Truesdell Birchfield whom he
married Feb. 6, 1945, in Washington C.H.; children, Barbara Ann (Ray)
Viars of Indiana, William Earl (Becky) Birchfield and Jeffrey Birchfield
of Marysville; Linda (Steve) Grubb of Tennessee, John (Bonnie)
Birchfield and Lisa (Eric) Canter of Plain City and Saundra (Calvin)
Dickerson of Michigan; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a
brother, Charles Birchfield of Marysville; and four sisters, Dorothy
Wolfe of Warren, Hazel (Ben) Cox of Peebles, Ercel (Tom) Baldwin of
Marysville and Anna Lee (Martin) Kelly of Grove City.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Dana Booth will officiate and burial will be
at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.

Iola Grubbs
Iola Louise Grubbs, 81, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of East Liberty,
died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Lake Taylor Hospital in Norfolk, Va.,
after suffering a major stroke Dec. 6.
She retired from the Benjamin Logan School System in 1990 after nearly
15 years as head cafeteria cook. She was a longtime member of the East
Liberty Church of Christ and had attended Suburban Christian Church in
the Virginia Beach area. She graduated from Perry-Zane High school in
1940 and worked at Harding Machine Shop during World War II. She was an
avid reader and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star
Mary Chapter 9, the JG Club and the Liberty Belles. She moved to
Chesapeake in 2000 to live with her daughter.
She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Ridgeway to the late Perry Isaac and
Hazel Mitchell Everingham and was predeceased by a brother and
sister-in-law, Carl and Betty Everingham; a sister-in-law, Phyllis
Everingham; and a brother-in-law, Thurman Bayliss. She married Roy
Grubbs March 11, 1950, and he died Dec. 7, 1977.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (George) Fordyce of Chesapeake;
two sons, Eric (Eileen) Grubbs of Norman, Okla., and Don (Janelle)
Grubbs of Powell; three grandsons, Steven Fordyce, Joshua Grubbs and
Elijah Grubbs; a sister, Martha Bayliss of Ridgeway; a brother, Stanley
Everingham of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at the East Liberty Church of Christ. Dr. Jason Robson will officiate
and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in
West Mansfield,
Visitors are encouraged to bring photographs that include the deceased.
The family will find comfort and appreciation in the opportunity to view
those photos.

LENA THOMPSON DAUM
Lena Thompson Daum, 78, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a homemaker, a devoted wife and a loving mother and grandmother.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and during their retirement
years, she and her husband were snowbirds in North Fort Myers. She grew
up in Unionville Center and enjoyed singing, playing the guitar,
listening to the Grand Ole Opry, fishing, camping and baking.
She was born Feb. 6, 1924, in West Virginia to the late Millard and Mary
Lee Thompson Thompson.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ernest E. Daum whom she
married June 19, 1940, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Judy (Jim) Phipps of
North Lewisburg; two sons, Ernest Eugene "Sonny" (Shirley) Daum of
Marysville and Larry Paul (Linda) Daum of Russells Point; nine
grandchildren, Bill (Jodi) Phipps of St. Paris, Mike (Stephanie) Phipps,
Mark (Kelly) Daum, Steven (Debbie) Daum and Tony (Rita) Daum of
Marysville, Karen (Eric) Williams of Indiana, Margaret Daum of Delaware
and Mary Daum and David Daum and his fiancee Jennifer Maitland of West
Mansfield; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred "Jack" (Esther)
Thompson of Unionville Center; a brother-in-law, Manuel Daum of
Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell, Patty
Daum of Marysville and Carolyn Daum of Columbus; and many nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the
Underwood Funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneral.com.


JEAN M. FRY SIMPSON
Jean M. Fry Simpson, 79, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, in the Morey Center at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
A secretary for her entire career, she was a devoted wife and loving
mother and grandmother. She retired in 1986 as an administrative
assistant with the Nestle Quality Assurance Laboratory, with 33 years of
service. She was a member of the New Dover United Methodist Church and
VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary. She was a 1941 graduate of New Dover High
School, where she played basketball, and attended Bliss College in
Columbus. She enjoyed solitaire and her collection of cookbooks.
She was born June 23, 1923, in Union County at the family home located
between the villages of Watkins and New California and was predeceased
by her father, Harold Fry and her mother, Nellie Fairbanks Fry Seely.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John M. "Crawdad" Simpson to
whom she was married Dec. 23, 1945, at the Trinity Lutheran Church
parsonage by the Rev. E. J. Goedeking; two daughters, Marsha (Dean)
Manning of Waverly and Maralene (Paul) Sines of Marysville; five
grandchildren, Michael (Angela) Williams of Ashtabula and Wendy (Eric)
Demchak of Marysville, Chad Sines and his fiancee, Amy Scheiderer, Troy
Sines and Kara (Chris) Belt of Marysville; eight great-grandchildren,
Alyssa, Abigayle, Adelyn, Amberly, Miranda, Matthew, Isaiah and Hope;
three sisters, Julia Yoder and Mary Jane (Edward) Chapman of Marysville
and Ann Rausch (Robert) Sidle of Richwood; and a brother, Hubert H. Fry
of Richwood; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Dean Manning and Michael Williams will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Paul Sines and the deceased's grandsons. Honorary
pallbearers will be Ed Chapman, Ron Finch, Gary Jobe, Art Kandel and
Noel Underwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PHYLLIS M. ALLEGREE
Phyllis M. Allegree, 80, of Marysville died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec.
18, 2002, at her residence.
She was retired from The Scotts Company and enjoyed crossword puzzles,
gardening, picture puzzles and being of help to a friend less fortunate
than herself.
She was born July 31, 1922, in Marysville to the late Bert and Minnie
Smith Paver.
She is survived by her children, Janet Van Meter of Delaware, James
(Helen) Hobson of Raymond, Jerry (Cheryl) Allegree of Marysville and
Diane (Steve) White of Tazewell, Tenn.; grandchildren, Bryan K. and
Jeremy L. Allegree and Robert and Michael Van Meter;
great-grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Allegree and Levi Van Meter;
sisters, Dorothy Hunt, Annette Stratton and Joan Gilebs; and brothers,
Roy, Don and Forrest Paver.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

LOWELL W. BORDNER
Lowell W. Bordner, 72, of Holgate died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 at his
home.
He was a farmer and was employed at Campbell's Soup Company of Napoleon
for 35 1/2 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Defiance where he served on various boards, sang in the choir, taught
Sunday School and was on the Youth for Christ board. He served in the
Air Force stateside during the Korean War as a staff sergeant and
mechanic.
He was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Holgate to Burdette and Ethel Hoffman
Bordner and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife Anna Bond Bordner whom he married Oct. 23,
1930; his mother of Defiance; a son, David Bordner of York Center; a
daughter, Jeannine (Chuck) Powell of North Lewisburg; four
grandchildren; and a sister, Norma Jean Smoot of Toledo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist
Church of Defiance. The Rev. Al Wikes will officiate and burial will be
at the Cole Cemetery in Flatrock Township. Friends may call from 1 to 9
p.m. Saturday at the Snyder Funeral home in Holgate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Defiance Hospice,
The Caring Way.

JOHN P. HACKLEY
John P. Hackley, 54, of Columbus, formerly of Woodstock, died Thursday,
Dec. 19, 2002, at the OSU Medical Center.
He was an avid fisherman.
He was born May 3, 1948, in Bellefontaine to the late Ivan Lester and
Ruth Taylor Hackley Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley A. Pinyerd Hackley; a
daughter, Donna Hays of Columbus; a son, Ronald E. (Jane) McIntire of
Marysville; seven grandchildren, Michele, Brandy, Joshua, Alex, Lacie,
Katie and Tracie; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Breanna and Autumn;
two brothers, Ivan Jr. (Ester) Hackley and Jerry Hackley; and two
sisters, Ann (Jim) Rafferty and Roxanne Wood of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be
at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

OMAH O. KILFIAN
Omah O. Kilfian, 88, of Raymond, formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday,
Dec. 18, 2002, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended
illness.
She was born June 7, 1914, in New Dover to the late Jessie and Myrtle
Thompson Barry and was predeceased by a son, Robert Kilfian; a
son-in-law, Donald Drumm; and four brothers, Melvin Barry, Walter Barry,
Wilbur Barry and Jim Barry. She married R.B. Kilfian March 10, 1932, and
he died Nov. 19, 1987.
She is survived by a son, John (Marilyn) Kilfian of Raymond; a daughter,
Jessie Drumm of Magnetic Springs; a daughter-in-law, Ann Kilfian of
Marysville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two
sisters-in-law, Virginia Barry or Richwood and Dorothy Barry of
Steubenville; and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
home is handling arrangements.


JOHN J. SHIRK JR.
John J. Shirk Jr., 68, of rural Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday,
Dec. 19, 2002, at his home.
He had worked as a janitor at the former Medcenter Hospital in Marion.
He also sold Prudential Insurance and had an Omar then a Nickles Bakery
routes. He was a past member of the Eagle Lodge in Kenton. He enjoyed
spending time at home listening to the radio and watching sports on
television. He was also an avid gardener.
He was born July 4, 1934, in Peoria to the late John J. and Jessie
Eunice Laughorn Shirk Sr. and was predeceased by three sisters, Betty J.
Rider, Wilma F. Emmons and Joan Shirk; and a brother, Robert E. Shirk.
He is survived by his companion of 12 years, Shirley Davie, her
daughter, Karen Taylor, and her children, Eric and Amy Taylor and Sara
Hatcher; his children, Randy and Terry Shirk of Marion, Tim Shirk of
Gables, Mich., Lisa Fruth of Republic and Amy Shirk of Toledo; two
stepsons, Jim Shirk of Tucson, Ariz., and Lee Shirk of Marion; five
grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two
sisters, Bernice (Dwight) Williams and Mary Ann Keefer of Marion; and a
brother, Larry L. (Phyllis) Shirk of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Victoria Powers-Smith 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 a charity of the donor's choice.

JOAN L. COYER-WEAVER
Joan L. Coyer-Weaver, 59, of Lakeview died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in the
emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was retired as head of housekeeping from Logan Acres where she had
worked for 18 years. She was a 1961 graduate of Indian Lake High School,
was president of Doyle R. Miller Amvets Post 39 Auxiliary in Lakeview
and was a member of Indian Lake Eagles 3615 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Kenton to the late William "Bus" and
Pauline Oglesbee Hisel. She married Jack E. Coyer Sr. July 1, 1961, and
he died July 25, 1993.
She is survived by her husband, Rodger F. Weaver whom she married Aug.
22, 1997; two sons, Jack E. (Patricia) Coyer Jr. and William H.
(Elisabeth) Coyer of Lakeview; a daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Smith of
Lakeview; six grandchildren, Nicci and Heather Clark, Matthew and
Christopher Coyer, Andrew Hughes and Logan Coyer; and two
step-grandchildren, Cody and Alexis Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Van Horn Funeral
Home in Lakeview and burial will be at the Huntsville Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home where an Amvets
Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 4:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Auxiliary Amvet
Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.

PHARABA A. EYERMAN
Pharaba A. Eyerman, 97, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church
and was the oldest member of the congregation. She had been a member of
St. John's Lutheran Church in Grove City prior to moving to Marysville
in 1962. She enjoyed membership in the Dorcas Circle and the Broadway
Get-Together Club. She enjoyed flowers and needlework and had especially
enjoyed working with crafts with the Windsor Seniors.
She was born June 21, 1905, in Columbus to the late Davis and Sophia
Graf Hampshire and was predeceased by an infant son, David and her
stepfather, Louis Ranke. She married Walter E. Eyerman Oct. 9, 1928, in
Grove City and he died in January 1964.
She is survived by three sons, Gerald "Jerry" (Miriam) Eyerman of
Marysville, Louis (Joan) Eyerman of Orient and Tim (Kathie) Eyerman of
El Paso, Texas; nine grandchildren, Stephen (Barbara) Eyerman, Elaine
Eyerman, David (Dana) Eyerman, Annette (Rodney) Rausch, LeAnn Eyerman,
Kenneth (Christi) Eyerman, Gretchen (Michael) Klebasko, Shawn Blackiston
and Julie Eyerman; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Agnes
Eyerman of Lutheran Village in Columbus; her Trinity Lutheran Church
family; and her many friends at Milcrest Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. G. Renee Ahern will officiate and
burial will be at the Grove City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons and great-grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care
of the funeral home.

WALTER MORRIS
Walter Morris, 75, of London died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at the Madison
County Hospital.
He was a longtime farmer in Champaign County, working for the John Wing
Farms for 25 years and the Westfall Farms for 20 years. He served in the
Air Force during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post
238 in Mechanicsburg.
He was born April 19, 1927, in West Jefferson to the late Robert E. and
Mary Elizabeth Perkins Morris and was predeceased by two brothers,
Arthur and Orville; a sister, Ruth Hall; a great-granddaughter, Abby
Hager; and in 1990, his wife, Ercil Louise Morris.
He is survived by two daughters, Susie (Lewis) Durham of London and Kim
(Tony) Fraley of Milford Center; three grandchildren, Becki (Steve)
Hager, Brandey (Mike) Rice and Josh Fraley; three great-grandchildren,
Elizabeth and Mitchell Hager and Evan Rice; a sister, Ruby Thomas of
London; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Pastor Jim Blankenship will officiate and
burial will be at the Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9
p.m. Thursday.

JAMES "JIM" E. ROUSH
James "Jim" E. Roush, 70, of Ostrander died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at
Grady Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Scioto Township, he was a master contractor and
worked in construction for many years. He attended the Ostrander United
Methodist Church. An active resident of Scioto Township, he was a town
marshal, past president and council member and chairman and longtime
Scioto Township Trustee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and
gardening.
He was born July 1, 1932, in Ostrander to the late Elwood J. "Bus" and
Georgia Mae Sipes Roush.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary; four children, Teresa
(William) Raeuchle and Pam Roush of Delaware, Steve (Brenda) Roush of
Cable and Lori (David) Miller of Ostrander; eight grandchildren, Sean
Raeuchle, Jamie, Jason and Josh Roush, Raychell McCoy, Jeremy, Cinnamon
and Derek Miller; a sister, Marcena Stults of Ostrander; nieces and
nephews; and his dog, Teki.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ostrander United
Methodist Church and burial will be at the Millcreek Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Robinson Funeral Home in
Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

DELORES AL JEAN HUNTSMAN
Delores Al Jean Huntsman, 82, died Monday Dec. 16, 2002, at Heartland of
Indian Lake.
She had been a corrections officer at the Ohio Women's Correctional
Institution. She was a 1939 graduate of Lima Central High School and was
a member of the Young at Heart Senior Center at Indian Lake.
She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Evansville, Ind., to the late Alfred
Anthony and Clara Loretta Stewart Kaltenborn and was predeceased by her
husband, David Howard Huntsman.
She is survived by a son, David Ramond Huntsman of Findlay; and a
grandson, Jonathan Huntsman of Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Siferd Funeral
Home, Westwood Chapel, in Lima. Richard H. Riggs will be the reader and
burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until
the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

BURTIS "PHILLIP" MOSES
Burtis "Phillip" Moses, 45, of Florida, formerly of West Mansfield, died
unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 13, 2002.
He was an electrician with Millennium Electrical Contracting in Naples,
Fla. A talented mechanic, he found enjoyment in motorcycles, mudrunning
in his truck and working on hot rod cars. He was a fan of the Florida
University Gators and enjoyed football, hunting and fishing. He was a
1975 graduate of Marysville High School and Northwestern Business
College in Lima and during his childhood was a member of the West
Mansfield Baptist Church.
He was born June 22, 1957, in Bellefontaine to Burtis and Ruth Price
Moses and they survive in West Mansfield. He is also survived by his
brother, Steven Moses of Florida with whom he had shared a residence for
the past 10 years; two sisters, Carol (Charlie) Bliss of Marysville and
Charlotte (Don) Detrick of West Mansfield; seven nieces and nephews, Joe
(Tara) Bliss, Holly Bliss, Kevin Bliss, Ashley Bliss, Dwayne Detrick,
Derrick (Sharalyn) Detrick and Suzi Detrick; a great-nephew, Hunter
Bliss; two uncles, Everett Moses of Williamsburg, Ky., and Don Price of
Marion; and an aunt, Dorothy (Eddie) Mumaw of Piqua.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Dr.
Gary Staats will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to his niece's medical mission trip
to Australia. Checks may be made payable to Suzi Detrick in care of the
funeral home.

EUGENE "GENE" OPPIHLE
Eugene "Gene" Oppihle, 91, of Columbus died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002.
He was employed with Jeffrey Manufacturing for more than 25 years and
retired from Janitrol Aero Space.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maxine Hoyt Oppihle; two
daughters, Diana Lynn (Wayne) Dummitt of Radcliff, Ky., and Teresa
(Jack) Ward of Bellefontaine; a son, John (Sandy) Oppihle of Delaware;
eight grandchildren, Tiffany Hansbro, A.J. Dummitt, Amanda Ward, Amber
Rose, Anna Ward, Garrett Oppihle and T.J. and Aaron Selby;
great-grandchildren, John Wayne and Kyle Hansbro, Julia Dummitt and
Amira, Alexis and Memphis Paul Selby; a sister, Okala Hultz of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Graumlich & Son
Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., Columbus. The Rev. Wayne Dummitt will
officiate and burial will be at the Grove City Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

AVIS IONE RAINES
Avis Ione Raines, 88, of Marysville died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 15,
2002, at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
A graduate of Cottageville High School in Cottageville, W.Va., she
received her teaching certificate from Salem College in Salem, W.Va.,
where she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse before moving to Ohio.
She took a job as a matron at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in 1964 and
retired as a corrections supervisor in 1976 but continued with special
duty assignments for many years.
She was an avid reader, worked countless crossword puzzles and enjoyed
writing letters, working in the yard and cooking. She and her husband
were well-known for the love and compassion given to all those who lived
in and passed through their Mulberry Street neighborhood. She devoted
her entire life to her husband and to raising her children, later
enjoying time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her
creed was that example is not the main thing in influencing others, it
is the only thing.
She was a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church since 1947, a
member of the Puritan Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons and American
Legion Post 79 Auxiliary.
She was born May 12, 1914, at home in Jackson County, W.Va., to the late
Russell and Clara Sayre Baker and was predeceased by her first husband,
Sam Balch who was killed in World War II; a grandson, Jason Lusson; two
brothers, Hal and Chester Baker; and a sister, Iris Baker.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Raines whom she married Jan.
10, 1947, at the Marysville First United Methodist Church; a son, Max
Raines of Lancaster; a daughter, Marilyn Raines of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Charity (Chad) Ritchey and Hesper (Brett) Stover of
Lancaster and Nick Lusson of California; five great-grandchildren,
Cameron, Dominic, Paige, Max and Emma Iris; two sisters, Lila Casto and
Ann (Raymond) Skeen; and many special friends whose lives she touched.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home where friends may call from noon until the time of the service. The
Rev. Dick Tuller will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, or in care of the funeral home.

THE REV. WILLIAM WALKER
The Rev. William Walker, 81, of Wheelersburg died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002,
at his residence.
Arrangements are being handled with the Don Wolfe Funeral home in
Sciotoville.

 

MARGARET ANNE PHILLIPS ADAMS
Margaret Anne Phillips Adams, age 81, of Marysville, formerly of
Willoughby, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she assisted her husband with their Church of God ministry
for more than 30 years. She enjoyed singing, playing the piano and being
with her church and family.
She was born on Nov. 5, 1921, in New Straitsville to the late Frank and
Sarah Jones Phillips and was predeceased by five brothers, Joseph,
Gilbert, James, Ralph and Barnett Adams; and two sisters, Mildred and
Myrtle.
She is survived by her husband, John W. Adams of Marysville; a son, John
"Jack" Adams of Willoughby; two daughters, Susie (Wayne) Barker of
Marysville and Kathy (Ed) Barker of Minerva; four grandchildren, Rick
Adams of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Eddie Barker and Jessica "Nicky" Barker of
Minerva and Shane Barker of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Robert Adams
of Painesville; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Pearson and Erma Crick of Mentor,
Betty Patton of Tennessee, Margaret Adams of Georgia, Helen Rice of
Painesville and Olive Phillips of Mayfield Heights; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home with the Rev. Eric Allen officiating. The family will receive
friends two hours prior to the service. Burial will be held  at a later
date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Margaret Adams Memorial Fund
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


BONNIE M. CHENEY
Bonnie M. Cheney, 65, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief illness.
She was a 1955 graduate of Richwood High School and had worked as an
admissions clerk at Memorial Hospital for the last 151/2 years. She
enjoyed gospel music, especially the Gaithers, and enjoyed many
Saturdays shopping with her daughter. The joy of her life was her
grandchildren and all their activities.
She was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Richwood to the late George E. and Nina
Wurtsbaugh Kirby and was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Laverne E.
Kirby, Leland A. Kirby, George "Jack" Kirby, Katherine E. Creech and
Betty J. Kirby.
She is survived by a daughter, Tracey (Tim) Monroe of Richwood; a son,
Robert E. Cheney of Richwood; six grandchildren, Chris, Brian and Steven
Monroe and Kayla, Levi and Zachariah Cheney; and sisters and brothers,
Marlene L. Mount and Kenneth "Pete" (Darlene) Kirby of Marion and
Richard (Joan) Kirby of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. James Taylor and Jerry McQueen will
officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
532 Fairwood Drive, Marysville.

GERALD W. GALLOWAY
Gerald W. Galloway, 81, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was retired from the shipping department at Eljer's Plumbingware and
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy and Africa. He
was wounded in action in Africa and received the Purple Heart. He was a
life member of the DAV, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the
Browns and Indians and playing cards.
He was born March 19, 1921, in East Liverpool to the late D. Frank and
Mary E. Winland Galloway and was predeceased by a son, Philip W.
Galloway.
He is survived by his wife, Waunna L Allison Galloway whom he married
July 7, 1948, in New Cumberland, W.Va.; children, Jeffrey W. Galloway of
Dublin, Heidi A. (Don) Fisher and Trudi A. (Randy) Sorg of Marysville
and GiGi A. (Ken) Masters of Rexburg, Idaho; a daughter-in-law, Susan
Galloway of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, James S. and Jason W.
Roush, Anthony W. (Darby) Pozenel, J. Kyle Masters, Bethany N., Brooke
E., Blake M. and Brice A. Sorg; a great-grandson, Braxton A. Pozenel; a
brother, Bert Galloway and a sister, Gladys (Michael) Ring of East
Liverpool.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Danny Grose will officiate and burial will be at the
Broadway Cemetery where graveside military honors will be conducted by
the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

HAROLD CHRISTOPHER RAUSCH
Harold Christopher Rausch, 80, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 14,
2002, at his residence.
He was a retired dairy farmer who took pride in land stewardship while
he farmed. He was a lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and
was very active in the church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War
II, serving on an LST in the Pacific Theater, and was a life member of
VFW Post 3320 and American Legion Post 79. He was a quiet man and will
be remembered for his humor and wisdom.
He was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Union County to the late George L. and
Matilda Starr Rausch and was predeceased by a son, Lyle D. Rausch on
Dec. 26, 1986; a brother, Robert G. Rausch; and a sister, Erma Wilkins.
He married Doris Margaret Dellinger April 25, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran
Church and she died April 17, 1990.
A devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, he is survived by
two daughters, Lynn S. (Jerry) Smith of Columbus and Gayle C. (Dennis)
Earl of Marysville; four grandchildren, Emily Jane Rausch and
Christopher William, Matthew Alan and Colleen Margaret Earl; a
daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen (Nathan) Rausch of Marysville; two sisters,
Irene Scheiderer of Marysville and Anita (Ivan) Beckel of Marion; a
brother-in-law, Gene Wilkins of Columbus; and a sister-in-law, Caroline
Rausch of Ostrander.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will
conduct military graveside honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Earl, Allan Scheiderer, Ken Rausch, Jay
Van Gorden, Nathan Rausch, Jeff Nicol, Dan Blumenschein and James
Vandre.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church special
funds or the World War II National Memorial. Cards will be available at
the funeral home.

GERALD LOWELL REA
Gerald Lowell Rea, 86, of Raymond died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a lifetime grain and Holstein dairy farmer and an active lifetime
member of the Millcreek Church of Christ where he had served as deacon,
elder and chairman of the board. A 1934 graduate of Raymond High School,
he was a charter member of the Northwestern Lions Club and the West
Mansfield Conservation Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and
took great pride in his annual fishing trip to Georgian Bay, Canada,
that he had made since 1948.
He was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Raymond to the late Herbert and Fern
Middleton Rea and was predeceased by a sister, Lois Russell; an infant
brother, David Rea; and three brothers-in-law, Frank Orahood, Jim
Russell and Robert Sedgwick.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nell O'Neil Rea whom he married
Jan. 25, 1941, in Monroe, Mich.; a son, Jerry (Barbara) Rea of Raymond;
a daughter, Margery (Robert) Baldridge of Plain City; four
grandchildren, Jeff (Teresa) Rea, Jane (Tim) Kirk, Holly (John) Sarosi
and Brad (Karen) Baldridge; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Rea, Chelsea
Kirk, Emily Rea, Nicholas Rea, Blake Baldridge and Brock Baldridge; two
sisters, Frances Orahood and Betty Jo (Bob) Sedgwick of Raymond; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Millcreek
Church of Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church in
care of the funeral home.

ZELLA ANN "PEGGY" MCCALLISTER
Zella Ann "Peggy" McCallister, 60, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 12,
2002, in the comfort of her own home following an extended battle with
lung cancer.
She had served as a nighttime supervisor with Kmart and formerly was
employed as a dietary aid with Milcrest Nursing Center. She was a member
of Christian Assembly Church, enjoyed cow collectibles and was a devoted
fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Affectionately referred to
as "Memie" by her grandchildren, she found great excitement in traveling
to Las Vegas and her greatest joy came from spending time with her
family.
She was born July 2, 1942, in Wayland, Ky., to the late Acie and Mary
Osborne Marshall and was predeceased by a son, Dennis Michael
McCallister Nov. 19, 1997; two brothers, Otis Marshall and Acie Marshall
Jr.; and a sister, Carol Louise Baldridge. She married Robert
McCallister March 14, 1959, and he died March 21, 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Lynn (Kenneth) Simpson of
Marysville; a son, Robert Allen McCallister of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Jodie McCallister of Marysville; five grandchildren,
Amanda (Brent) Morrison, Ashley Simpson and Kayla, Taylor and Hunter
McCallister; two step-granddaughters, Kim and Ashley Woodrum; a
great-granddaughter, Zellalyn Morrison; two brothers, Paul (Joy)
Marshall of Cleveland and Jimmie Marshall of Marysville; two sisters,
Martha Kufel of Lorain and Myrna Willis of Painesville; a sister-in-law,
Jean Marshall of Utica, Mich.; three brothers-in-law, Jim (MaryAnn)
McAllister of Summerville, S.C., Chuck (Martha) McAllister of Hilliard
and John (Carol) McAllister of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
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 Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


LLOYD NICHOLSON BROWN
Lloyd Nicholson Brown, 81, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Columbus,
died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home
after a four-month battle with cancer.
He was associated with Buckeye Federal Savings in Columbus for 32 years
before retiring in 1979 as a director and senior vice-president. During
his career, he served numerous terms on the boards of directors of the
Columbus Board of Realtors, Central Ohio Home Builders Association and
Columbus Mortgage Bankers Association. He was a retired member of the
American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers where he held an M.A.I.
designation.
He attended Franklin University in Columbus and was a graduate of the
American Savings and Loan Institute, Ohio Savings and Loan Academy and
The Ohio State University Executive Development Program. His charitable
endeavors included serving at various times as director of the Central
Community House, as a member of Charity Newsies and as chairman of the
financial division of the annual United Way Drive in Columbus. He was a
50-year member of the West Gate Masonic Lodge and was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II, where he trained as a radar operator and saw
duty in the Pacific Theater.
He served his Lord over the years as an active member of several
Methodist congregations in Ohio and since relocating to Arizona, he had
been a member of the Christian Fellowship of the Paradise Valley United
Methodist Church. He greatly enjoyed golf and served several terms as a
director for the Brookside Golf and Country Club. After retiring to
Arizona, he stayed active in the sport, most recently being a member of
the Mountain Shadow Golf Club.
He was born April 21, 1921, in Columbus to the late Maurice T. and Alice
Nicholson Brown and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Daryl Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bonnie Collins Brown, a resident
of Carriage Court, whom he married in June of 1940; a son, Lloyd
(Carole) Brown Jr., of Arden, N.C.; two daughters, Nancy (Steve) Murray
of Irwin and Margaret (David) Benjamin; 10 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert C. (Betty) Brown of Columbus.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St.
John's Lutheran Church in Marysville. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will
officiate and burial will take place at a later date at the Paradise
Valley United Methodist Church Columbarium Memorial Garden. No calling
hours will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church
Outreach Ministries, in care of PVUM Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive,
Paradise Valley, Ariz. 85253.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LARRY R. SNYDER JR.
Larry R. Snyder Jr., 31, of Marysville died Friday morning, Dec. 13,
2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by his family.
A loving person who enjoyed life, he enjoyed everyone that he met and
knew. He also enjoyed happy music. He was especially appreciative of his
doctors and all the staff of Memorial Hospital who cared for him during
his long illness.
He was born April 2, 1971, in Akron to Larry R. Snyder Sr. and Barbara
A. Firth Snyder. His mother survives in Marysville and his father and
stepmother, Linda Snyder, survive in Richwood.
He is also survived by a brother, Charles R. Snyder of Columbus, his
paternal grandmother, Stella A. Snyder of Akron and his special friends
and nurse caregivers Sheila Ballinger, Michelle Cunningham, Pat McKeehan
and Michelle Wiegerig.
A Celebration of Life funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home with Rev. James Taylor officiating.
Calling house will be Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Memorial Hospital of
Union County.

ARNEL LEE NICHOLS
Arnel Lee Nichols, 70, of Kenton died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, in Big
Springs.
He was retired from Tecumseh Corporation in Marion and was a veteran of
the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Lima Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge
2163 and a life member of Amvets Post 20 in kenton.
He was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Kenton to the late Ovie and Mae Perkins
Nichols and was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his former wife, Hazel Montgomery Nichols of Big
Springs; a brother, Terry (Jane) Nichols of Kenton; and a sister, Ida
Poling of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, 200 E. Columbus St., Kenton. The
Rev. William Koppert will officiate and burial will be at Grove Cemetery
where graveside military services will be conducted by Amvets Post 1994
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

NINA P. WOOD
Nina P. Wood, 91, of Lancaster, formerly of Prospect, died Wednesday,
Dec. 11, 2002, at the Fairfield Medical Center.
She worked at BF Goodrich in Green Camp and was a member of St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect and the Prospect Senior Citizens.
She was born Oct. 2, 1911, in Gallipolis to the late Elias W. and Luemma
Evans Shappard and was predeceased by six brothers and a grandchild. She
married Raymond W. Wood Aug. 28, 1934, and he died Aug. 26, 1969.
She is survived by a son, Ronald A. (Linda) Wood of Naples, Fla.; two
daughters, Marilyn L. (Paul) Messner of Lancaster and Diana W. (Max)
Coltrane of Colfax, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Stephen S. Bull will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Memorial Fund, 200 E. Water St., Prospect, Ohio 43342. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

J. KENNEDY MYERS
J. Kennedy Myers, 83, a longtime resident of Marysville died Sunday,
Dec. 8, 2002, at the Convalarium at Indian Run.
Active in the local business community and a supporter of cultural
activities in central Ohio, he was a Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance
agent for 25 years before retiring in 1985. A resident of Marysville
since 1959, with friends and associations spanning generations, he was a
longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was active in the
79ers, church choir and adult Sunday School.
He and his wife formerly served on the planning committee for the
assemblies of the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
of America and were members of the Capital University Heritage Club. He
was a 35-year member, past treasurer and former song leader and pianist
for the Marysville Kiwanis Club. He was a charter member of the Columbus
Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) where he supported the Ohio
Theater renovation and summer movie series. He assisted the Union County
Veterans Memorial Auditorium renovation committee, was a member of the
Windsor and Community Seniors and the Windsor Singers and was formerly a
Mobile Meals volunteer for Memorial Hospital of Union County, with 700
hours of service.
He was a 1937 graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., and a
1942 graduate of Bliss Electrical College in Washington, D.C. During
World War II, he worked in a civilian capacity for the U.S. Army in
special weapons research and development and was a member of the team
that designed and implemented the first wire-guided rockets, the
forerunners of today's "smart" weapons. Following the war, he was a
plant superintendent for General Electric and Bulldog Electric before
starting his career with Lutheran Brotherhood.
He was born April 7, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late William J. and
Julia Kennedy Myers and was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy
Stengel Myers and two brothers, William K. and Hugh K. Myers.
He is survived by a son, Hugh K. Myers of Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter,
Julie (Tom) Kirgis of Dublin; two grandchildren, Adam and Caitlin
Kirgis; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Paul F. (Phyllis) Stengel of
Sandusky; two sisters-in-law, Lois Acord of Melbane, N.C., and Eunice
(Fred) Ahle of Longview, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life and Resurrection service will be held at 1 p.m.
Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate
and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or
Windsor and Community Seniors. Envelopes will be available at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BONNIE J. WALLACE
Bonnie J. Wallace, 59, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at her
home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with
lung cancer.
She was retired from Chenille Products and was a member of VFW Post 3320
Auxiliary. She was a lifelong resident of Marysville and, along with her
mother, was an avid bingo player.
She was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Marysville to Lawrence W. and C. Lucile
Estep Bright and was predeceased by her father and a brother, Gene.
She is survived by her husband, Donald P. Wallace whom she married at
Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church Nov. 16, 1959; her mother of Marysville;
children, Tina L. (Donald) Snyder of Elkhart, Ind.; Dee A. (Mike) Clark,
Paula J. (Steve) Tignor and Lori S. Snyder of Marysville and Donald P.
(Melanie) Wallace Jr. of Dublin; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
two sisters, Mary Ann (Clair Norris) Ralph and Ruth E. (Dick) Cole of
Marysville; four brothers, Lawrence "Sonny" (Linda) Pitt and Don (Nadie)
Bright of Mount Victory and William (Harriett) Pitt and Tom (Jane)
Bright of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Dorence) Rausch; three
brothers-in-law, Richard "Dick" Wallace, Robert "Bob" Wallace and
William "Bill" Wallace of Marysville; a special friend of 53 years,
Sandy Salyers of Marysville; a special niece, Jill Corbin of Marysville;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home where VFW Auxiliary memorial services will be held
at 8:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dick and Mike Wallace, Robbie Audrey, Allen Roberts,
Terry Ralph, Rick Cole, Jason Pitt and Justin Louck. Honorary pall
bearers will be Dustin Coomer, Adam and Kodey Tignor, Zack Clark, Jordan
Snyder, Jacob Higginbotham and Eli Wallace.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hematology Oncology Research
Fund, 8100 Ravines Edge Court, Worthington, Ohio 43235. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

MAXINE E. GOODRICH
Maxine E. Goodrich, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at Arbors of West
Jefferson.
She was retired as an executive secretary for the Department of Mental
Health of the State of Ohio. She was a graduate of Union Rural High
School and a member of the Columbia Heights United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, William H. "Bill"
Goodrich.
She is survived by her mother, Naomi Rees; a daughter, Barbara (Scott)
Warner; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah and Benjamin; two
brothers, Gene (Irene) Rees, John (Karen) Rees and Steve (Jean) Rees;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Columbia Heights
United Methodist Church, 91 Sturbridge Ave., Columbus. The Rev. A. Gail
Sims will officiate and burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in
Milford Center. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association.

PAUL E. "BUD" BROWN
Paul E. "Bud" Brown, 74, of Richwood died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at
Community Health Care Center in Marion.
He retired in 1988 from the Ohio Department of Transportation
construction department after more than 30 years of service. He was an
Army veteran of World War II and a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic
Parish in Marion.
He was born on July 11, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Wayne E.
and Lauretta Scharf Brown.
He is survived by his very much beloved son, Anthony Brown of Marion;
and his sister, Margaret Ridge of Richwood and her children and
grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Parish
with the Rev. James Klima officiating and burial will be at the church
cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.

PAULA SUE ROGERS LEHMAN
A Service of Remembrance was held Wednesday for Paula Sue Rogers Lehman,
37, of Homosassa, Fla.
Arrangements were handled by the Homossassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral
Homes & Crematory.

EUGENE "BUB" SMITH
Eugene "Bub" Smith, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Hilliard, died
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He retired in 1985 after 44 years as a heavy equipment operator at
Marble Cliff Stone Quarry. He was a past president of Union Local 23
AFL-CIO and was a member of Faith Harvest Baptist Church in Watkins. A
gentleman farmer, he and his family lived in Hilliard for 33 years.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Roscoe and
Mona Williams Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Irene Klise Smith whom he
married Sept. 16, 1943, in Covington, Ky.; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Rick)
Sanderson of Marysville; a son, Charles (Martha) Smith of Marysville;
four granddaughters, Kathryn (Joseph) Borghese, Jennifer Sanderson,
Kimberly June Smith and Faith Irene Smith and a grandson, Daniel
Sanderson of Marysville; and a great-grandson, Michael of Marysville;
five sisters, Louise McKenzie, Faye McKenzie, Pauline Baker, Edra Rossi
and Neva Massart of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Bob (Nellie Mae) Klise
of West Jefferson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Bobby Jones will officiate and burial will be at
Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Norwich Township, Hilliard. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Harvest Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EARL GAIL NANCE
Earl Gail Nance, 63, of London died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Doctors
West Hospital.
He was retired from Calmar in Washington Court House. He attended the
First Assembly of God in Springfield, was a member of the Poor Boys Bass
Club and was an avid golfer and fisherman.
He was born Dec. 8, 1938, in Champaign County to the late Fred and
Florence Marie Donnal Nance and was predeceased by three brothers and
two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Cora Jeffers Barcus Nance; a daughter, Joy
(William) Solivon of Groveport; sons, Brian (Hazel) Nance of Lockbourne,
Darrin (Amy) Nance of Woodstock, Paul Barcus Jr. and his fiancee Jamie
Spence of London and Patrick (Chong Sim) Barcus of Okinawa, Japan; 16
grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; five sisters, Joan (Marshall)
Dixon of Woodstock, Jeanette (Richard) Westfall and Rose (John) Arth of
Marysville, Donna (Harold) Clevenger of Woodstock and Margaret (Mick)
Grahm of Urbana; a brother, William (Imogene) Nance of Woodstock; his
mother-in-law, Daisy Jeffers of London; brothers-in-law, Guy Jeffers Jr.
and William Jeffers of London; sister-in-law and special brother-in-law,
Helena and Ronnie Scaggs of Springfield; sisters-in-law, Betty McGee,
Janice (Larry) Oty, Joan (Larry) Gullett and Carol (Steven) Oty of
Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Rader-Lynch and
Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St. in London. The Rev. James
Armpreister will officiate and burial will be in the Somerford Township
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the London Fire Department
Christmas Toy Fund in care of the funeral home.

DONALD E. CASE
Donald E. Case, 79, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, died peacefully
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired from Bulldog Electric of Marysville and formerly owned
Case's Sewing Center. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed working in his
greenhouses and going to flea markets. He was an Army veteran of World
War II, serving in Africa and Europe, and was a member of VFW Post 3320
and American Legion Post 79. A beloved father, grandfather and husband,
he will be remembered for his constant and unique sense of humor. A
loved person, he will be truly missed by his family, friends and dogs.
He was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Toledo to the late Clarence and Edith Beck
Case and was predeceased by his first wife, C. Alma Daniels Case and two
children, Carol and Jerry.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lowe Case; three sons, Dan (Audrey)
Case of Culpepper, Va., Earl Case of Marysville and Tim (Pat) Case of
West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Case of Petaluma,
Calif.; stepchildren, Dan Henry of Newark, Terry Henry of Delaware; nine
grandchildren, Yolanda, Tisha, Jeff, Jamie, Jenny, Zach, Michael, Tony
and Lisa Henry; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery
in Delaware with the Rev. Robert Lowe officiating. At the request of the
deceased, there will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital of Union County
in care of the funeral home.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRANKIE ROSELINDA EASTMAN
Frankie Roselinda Eastman, 86, of West Mansfield died Thursday, Dec. 5,
2002, at her home surrounded by her family following an extended battle
with Alzheimer's disease.
A homemaker and farmer's wife, she was the beloved matriarch of a loving
and devoted family. She was a longtime member of the Byhalia Friends
Church and its Women's Missionary Society and was a faithful supporter
of the church youth groups. She took an active role in her own
children's lives and volunteered many hours for the FFA, FHA and 4-H.
She enjoyed playing card games of all kinds, was a member of the Byhalia
Garden Club and enjoyed many crafts, especially crocheting.
She was eager to go fishing and camping whenever the opportunity
presented itself and she and her husband spent their winters in Pine
Island and Clearwater, Fla., for nearly 20 years. She participated in
several bowling leagues over the course of 30 years and was very proud
to comprise a team with her five daughters. She will be remembered for
her famous "Grandma's Homemade Donuts" that she sold at the Richwood
Fair. Her greatest joys came from her family and the many memories that
were created on the family farm.
She was born July 15, 1916, in Columbus to the late Joseph and Roselinda
Clements Miller and was predeceased by two brothers, Clarance Miller and
Russell Miller and a sister, Edna DeVita.
She is survived by her husband of more than 63 years, David Delbert
Eastman to whom she was married Feb. 10, 1939, in Bellefontaine; three
sons, Richard (Betty) Eastman of Raymond and Henry (Ellen) Eastman and
Jim (Judy) Eastman of West Mansfield; five daughters, Linda Martin of
Findlay, Sharon (Ron) Kissling and Jane (Jack) Eastman of West
Mansfield, Marsha (Sam) Hartley of Richwood and Valerie (Russell) Schon
of Dunedin, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Simmons of West
Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Byhalia Friends
Church. Pastor Mike Gillett will officiate and burial will be at the
Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

JAMES PIERRE WAGNER
James Pierre Wagner, 41, of Marysville died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec.
4, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a layout technician in quality control at GI Plastek. He was a
1979 graduate of Triad High School and was a longtime baseball coach for
the Marysville Little League Association. A beloved son, father,
husband, uncle and grandfather, he was a member of the Heart of Ohio
Fish and Game Club and enjoyed woodworking, antiques, hunting and
fishing.
He was born in Marysville July 17, 1961, and was predeceased by a
nephew, Justin Wagner and a father-in-law, Lutrelle Dellinger.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Dellinger Wagner; a son, Jason
(Theresa) Wagner of Marysville; a daughter, Brittney of Marysville; his
parents, Fred and Pat Wagner of North Lewisburg; grandchildren, Dylan
and Lane; a twin sister, Cindy (Tom) Ogden of Marysville; a sister,
Becky (Paul) Miller of North Lewisburg; two brothers, Henry (Cheryl)
Wagner and Sam (Annie) Wagner of North Lewisburg; his mother-in-law,
Caroline Dellinger of Marysville; sisters-in-law, Evah (Jeff) Conn, Gail
(Kevin) Reames, Carol Hinterschied and Jenny Marshall of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Rick Dellinger of Marysville; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Allen Center
Baptist Church. The Rev. Craig Kise will officiate and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
The Underwood Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

BRAINARD M. "JUNIOR" DRUM JR.
Brainard M. "Junior" Drum Jr., 72, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
He was retired from the Union County Highway Department as a road
supervisor after 27 years of dedicated service. He was an avid fisherman
and enjoyed camping, playing bingo, horse racing and county fairs, He
especially enjoyed an annual fishing trip to Rice Lake in Canada with
his wife. He loved his family dearly and was affectionately known as
"Poppy."
He was born April 18, 1930, in Delaware to the late Brainard Manley and
Florence Underhill Drum Sr. and was predeceased by two sisters-in-law,
Annie Kreis and Geraldine Kreis; and a brother-in-law, Clarence "Dutch"
Asman. He married Kathryn Daniels Sept. 4, 1948, and she died Oct. 5,
1997, after 49 years of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Darrell) Hixson of Marysville
and Dori (Dave) Newren of Oxford; a son, John (Judy) Drum of Mesa,
Ariz.; five grandchildren, Kim (Jim) Phillips, Cindy (Todd) Burris,
Emily Drum, Carly McFadden and Nicholas Newren; two great-grandchildren,
Justin Hixson and Melani Phillips; two sisters, Clymena "Skip" (Fred)
Wagner of Linworth and Norma Asman of Michigan; two brothers, Charles
Kreis of Marysville and John Kreis of Hilliard; a sister-in-law, Doris
Wilson of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends from
the county garage.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale 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. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

RONALD W. TREASE
Ronald W. Trease, 55, of Marysville, formerly of Galion, died Tuesday,
Dec, 3, 2002, at the OSU Hospitals.
He was a retired truck driver and an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam
War.
He was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Ashland County to George C. and Dorothy E.
Hartson Trease and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy E. and Clayton
Harrison of Fort Meade, Fla.; a daughter, Grace MacKeever of Galion; two
sons, Robert (Patience) Trease and Thomas (Kendra) Trease of Bucyrus;
six grandchildren; two brothers, Robert L. Trease of Galion and James W.
(Dorothy) Trease of Marysville; and his fiancee, Cheryl Pennington of
Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Galion. The Rev.
James Jenkerson will officiate and burial will be at a later date in
Galion.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

JAMES PIERRE WAGNER
James Pierre Wagner, 41, of Marysville died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec.
4, 2002, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Dellinger Wagner; a son, Jason
(Theresa) Wagner of Marysville; a daughter, Brittney Wagner of
Marysville; his parents, Fred and Pat Wagner of North Lewisburg; and
many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Allen Center
Baptist Church and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
church.
A full obituary will appear in Friday's newspaper.
The Underwood Funeral Home in is charge of arrangements

D. PAULINE NEEL
D. Pauline Neel, 89, of Richwood died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at the home
of her daughter, Barb Schultz.
She was a homemaker and a devoted member of the Richwood Church of
Christ where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a 1930
graduate of Richwood High School and a member of the Richwood Civic
Center, the former Navy Mothers Club and the Solitaires. She enjoyed
playing cards.
She was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Delaware County to the late Thomas Ray
and Clara Rider Fryman and was predeceased by two granddaughters; a
brother, Perry "Bud" Fryman; and two sisters, Clarice Fryman and Evelyn
Johnson. She married Glennard G. Neel Oct. 12, 1931, in Greenup, Ky.,
and he died in February 1978.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Richard) Schultz of Radnor; two
sons, Harold (Nita) Neel of Prospect and Don (Pam) Neel of Richwood; 11
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren;
seven great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Glass and Dale
Fryman of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Richwood Church
of Christ. Scot Gorsuch and Todd Nordquist will officiate and burial
will be at the Shoup Cemetery in Thompson Township. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ,
29063 Sivey Road, Richwood.

CHARLES ANDREW CULWELL
Charles Andrew Culwell, 58, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at
his home, surrounded by his family.
He was employed by Volvo North America and was an avid fisherman.
He was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Plain City to Andrew and Della Mae Culwell
and was predeceased by his father on Aug. 5, 2002, and a brother, James
Culwell.
He is survived by his mother of Plain City; two daughters, Dawnnetta
(Robert) Leib of Edison and Mary (William) Fitzpatrick of Rushsylvania;
two sons, Adam (Danielle) Culwell of Marysville and Charles (April)
Culwell of Kenton; 12 grandchildren, Shanna Leib, Stephanie Leib,
Clinton Short, Erin Short, Beth Fitzpatrick, Amber Fitzpatrick, Josh
Fitzpatrick, Kyle Culwell, Alisha Culwell, Courtney Culwell, Christopher
Culwell and Corban Culwell; two brothers, Ray (Loretta) Culwell of Plain
City and Estell (Pam) Culwell of Richwood; and a sister, Phyllis
Moccabee of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Tom Young will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.

Dorothy Picklesimer
Dorothy M. Picklesimer, 74, of Milford Center died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002,
at her residence surrounded by her loving family and after a lengthy
illness with cancer.
She had a very strong Christian faith that was evident in everything she
did. She was an avid seamstress, did countless repairs and projects for
others and hung wallpaper for many people. She loved to play Rook, other
card games and games of all kinds and enjoyed working puzzles and
camping. She spent many hours watching the Cincinnati Reds baseball team
and celebrated her 53rd wedding anniversary at a Reds game.
Over the years she was involved in many community activities and donated
much of her time to the Fairbanks Band Boosters, Fairbanks Summer Ball
Association and numerous church functions. She was a member of Mount
Carmel Friends Church near Cable, was involved in missions work and was
a former Sunday School teacher. She was one of the most generous and
giving people who ever lived and truly never met a stranger. She was a
dedicated wife and mother who loved her children and grandchildren
dearly and she will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.
She was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Clark County to the late C. Franklin and
Alta M. Yoder Cushman.
She is survived by her husband, Lowell whom she married Sept. 11, 1949,
in Beloit; children, David M. (Kathy) Picklesimer of Milford Center,
Mary L. (Steven) Strausbaugh of Irwin and Susie M. (John) Gamble and
John L. "JP" (Jennifer) Picklesimer of Marysville; 14 grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary J. Headlee of West Liberty; and
two brothers, James F. Cushman of Cable and Earl D. (Martha) Cushman of
West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel
Friends Church. The Revs. Tom Showalter and Fred Clogg will officiate
and burial will be at the Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from
1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's seven grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the church
in care of the funeral home.

EVELYN HOLYCROSS PRESTON
Evelyn Holycross Preston, 68, of Del City, Okla., formerly of Union and
Champaign counties, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2002.
Arrangements are being handled by the Eisenhour Funeral Home, 5005 S.E.
29th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73115.

NICOLE LEE BRUCE
Nicole Lee Bruce, daughter of the Rev. Pat and Heather Bruce of
Ostrander, was born and died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Riverside
Hospital.
She is also survived by two sisters, Brittany Lee and Hannah Nicole.
Funeral services were held today at the Mill Creek Baptist Church in
Ostrander with the Rev. Wayne Gwinn officiating and burial was at
Fairview Cemetery near Ostrander.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Library,
Ostrander Branch, in care of the Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple St.,
Marysville, which is in charge of arrangements.