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Jan. - June Obits. 2003             July- December 2003

RUTH ELLEN COOK
Ruth Ellen Cook, 61, of Plain City died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 30,
2003, at Doctor's Hospital West.
She wired air conditioner control panels for Leibert Corporation of
Columbus for more than 25 years.
She was born June 6, 1941, in Plain City and was predeceased by her
father, Ellis Berry in 2001 and her mother, Lulua Marie Bugg Berry in
1994.
She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Cook whom she married in
1959; two children, Rica Cain of Plain City and Richard E. Cook III of
Columbus; two brothers, James (Barbara) Berry of Plain City and Jack
Berry of London; a sister, Phyllis (Gene) Johnson of Waukee, Iowa; and
nieces and nephews, Janet Sunnenburg, Brian (Marti) Berry, Bethany Berry
and Jill (Bryan) Dunham.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Floyd Loy will officiate and burial will be
at the Big Darby Cemetery. Fiends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

HELEN S. WATERS
Helen S. Waters, 92, of Lakeview died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Mary
Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was retired from the former Murray Corporation in Marysville and was
a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Kenton, Doyle R.
Miller Amvets Post 39 Auxiliary in Lakeview, Indian Lake Moose Lodge
1533 Auxiliary, Indian Lake Eagles Lodge 3615 Auxiliary and Jackson
Center VFW Post 3316 Auxiliary.
She was born Nov. 23, 1910, in Hardin County to the late John Peter and
Matilda Laubis Siemon and was predeceased by four brothers. She married
Robert Waters Nov. 11, 1932, and he died May 9, 1979.
She is survived by two sons, Robert E. "Gene" (Sally) Waters of Columbus
and Harold L. "Jerry" Waters of Lakeview; two grandchildren, Scott
Charles Waters and April Siemon Waters; and a great-grandson, Jacob
Waters.
According to the wishes of the deceased, her body was cremated. Memorial
services will be held at a later date.
The Van Horn Funeral Home, 115 N. Main St., Lakeview, is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ
Building Fund, 202 E. Carrol St., Kenton, Ohio 43326.
Condolences may be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.


Eugene E. Flint
Eugene E. Flint, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of
Southeast Church of the Nazarene.
He was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Nagley and was predeceased by a daughter,
Sandra Flint; his mother, Verna Flitcraft; and a sister, Lois Mathena.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Margaret with whom he celebrated
50 years of marriage in May; a daughter, Gayle (Mark) Basinger of
Rootstown; two sons, Robert E. (Charlene) Flint of Marysville and Terry
R. (Jana) Flint of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Eric Flint,
Scott Flint, Charissa Flint, Starr Flint, Skylar Flint, Derek Basinger
and Alexis Basinger; two sisters, Geraldine (George) McPherson of
Hanoverton and Dolores (Frank) Lesick of Salem; and a brother, W. Robert
Flint of Mint Hill, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Southeast Church of
the Nazarene, 771 Dunbar Road, Tallmadge. Pastors Joseph Lee and Mike
Quimby will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Road, Akron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Community
Church of the Nazarene Missionary Society.

JAMES TODD HOOPES
James Todd Hoopes, 86, a lifetime resident of Marysville and local
attorney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at his home.
A Union County lawyer from 1947 until his retirement in 1999, he
specialized in probate and estate matters in his office in the Union
Block Building adjacent to the downtown square in Marysville. He was a
1934 graduate of Marysville High School and received a bachelor of arts
degree from the College of Wooster in 1938 and a law degree from Harvard
Law School in 1941. In 1948, he received a master's degree in political
science from Ohio State University while he also taught. He was a member
of the Union County Bar Association.
He was a member of the Marysville First Congregational United Church of
Christ and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville where he served as clerk of session for 25 years. He was
mayor of Marysville during the mid 1950s and once served on the city's
board of affairs. He was a former secretary for the Union County Chamber
of Commerce and in 1952 was named one of the founding board members for
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He formerly served as chairman for the Marysville Salvation Army unit.
He assisted in the establishment of the Union County Historical Society
and was the organization's first president. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army, serving in World War II in the truck regiment of the Quartermaster
Corps. He was stationed in Persia, delivering supplies to the Russian
border and later made transports to Germany. He was a member of American
Legion Post 79 in Marysville.
He was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Marysville to the late Dr. Carl W. and
Nelle G. McCloud Hoopes and was predeceased by a sister, Gene Shaffer.
He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Nell Ray Hoopes whom he married
March 24, 1962, in Columbus; a son, Lt. Cmdr. John McCloud (Allison)
Hoopes, U.S. Navy, of Stuttgart, Germany; a grandson, Robert Todd
Hoopes; a twin sister, Jane Orr, M.D., of Evansville, Ind.; a
sister-in-law, Rebecca White of Kentucky; nieces, Jan Hefti of
Springfield, Ill., and Betsy Holland of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a nephew,
William Shaffer of Belchertown, Mass.; and many great-nieces and
-nephew.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Master Gardeners
or a charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the
Underwood Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HELEN FAYE MCKITRICK MORRISON
Helen Faye McKitrick Morrison, 93, of Delaware died Thursday, Jan. 30,
2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She attended the Delaware Church of Christ in Christian Union.
She was predeceased by her parents, Pearl and Edith Bailey McKitrick;
her husband, Henry Faye Morrison; sisters, Edna Sams, Irene Watson
Johnson, Gladys Humble and Imagene Turner; a brother, Forest McKitrick;
and two sons, Lowell and Larry Morrison.
She is survived by a daughter, Eileen "Sis" Fogel of Medina; two sons,
Erwin (Joanne) Morrison of Columbus and Marvin (Lavonne) Morrison of
Toronto, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Genevieve McAdow; a sister-in-law,
Lyla McKitrick; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of
Christ in Christian Union, 162 Belle Ave., Delaware. The Revs. Marty
Adams and Warren Goble will officiate and burial will be at Forest Lawn
Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9  p.m. today at
the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St. in Powell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870
Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215, or the Arthritis Foundation, 3740
Ridge Mill Road, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

DAN CHARLES LOGEL JR.
Dan Charles Logel Jr., 62, of Marysville died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 28,
2003, at his home following an extended illness.
He was the owner and operator of Marysville Tire and Auto Service on
Delaware Avenue for 20 years and was a longtime Goodyear Tire dealer. He
was associated with Appalachian Tire while he lived in West Virginia
early in his career and he operated service centers in Piqua and Dayton.
He was a 1958 graduate of Northridge High School in Dayton.
During his younger years, he was a radio talk show host known as Dan Koy
in Bluefield, W.Va., and he was also a professional drummer. He enjoyed
playing dance, big band and jazz music and was a member of the NCR band
and drum and bugle corps in Dayton. He also participated in the Air
Force Band.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1963 and was a crew chief
on F100s. He was trained at Spartan Aeronautics School in Oklahoma and
held a commercial multi-engine pilot's license. He and his family
enjoyed boat outings on Lake Erie.
He was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Dayton to the late Dan Charles and Esther
Naomi Carter Logel.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynne Louise Haworth Logel whom
he married Dec. 31, 1966; children, Beverly (Brian) Bickhart of
Columbus, Jeffrey Logel and his friend Richard Xifo of Cincinnati,
Christopher (Nancy) Logel of Connecticut, Daniel Logel III of Dublin,
Chad (Jessica) Noblit of Middletown and Midori (Richard) Owens of
Powell; grandchildren, Christopher, Natalie, Benjamin, Kathryn and Lina;
a brother, Robert (Beverly) Logel of Dayton; a sister, Cindy (Rick)
Clevenger of Tipp City; a brother-in-law, Brent (Cindy) Haworth of
Indiana; a sister-in-law, Carol (Jim) Miles of Illinois; his
father-in-law, Howard (Lillian) Haworth of Indiana; and many nieces and
nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday. The Rev. Paul Lantis will officiate and a private burial will be
held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RUTH E. WARD
Ruth E. Ward, 81, of St. Paris died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, of an
inoperable brain tumor.
She had been a resident at the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center in Urbana since Nov. 18 and had gained many new friends while
there, including "Smokey" David Yeager and a wonderful staff.
She graduated from Urbana High School in 1939 and worked as an operator
for the Champaign Telephone Company. She married Carl R. Ward Aug. 10,
1946, at the Methodist Church of Urbana after having communicated with
him during World War II. After their marriage, they took up residence on
the Ward family farm and she was a housewife, a farmhand and a helper in
her husband's insurance business. She continued as a dedicated partner
in the farm operation until her husband's death in 1985 and continued to
manage the farm and maintain the homestead, finding pleasure in seeing
her farm worked and watching over her woods.
She loved all animals and was a supporter of the ASPCA. She had many
wonderful experiences during her life with her husband, such as flying
their Cherokee 140 together. She was a member of the Methodist Church of
Urbana and more recently attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in St.
Paris.
She was born April 1, 1921, in Urbana, the youngest of three children of
the late Talmadge F. and E. Hazel Impson Hill and was predeceased by a
brother, Robert F. Hill and a sister, Norma Lavonne (Lewis) DeRemer.
She is survived by a niece, Nancy L. (Lewis) Sturgeon of Springfield; a
nephew, Richard E. Lewis of Urbana; 14 great-nieces and -nephews; many
cousins, including Mary K. Gillespie of Dayton; a nephew and two nieces
from her husband's side of the family, Phillip, Kay and Ruth Scott; many
dear friends and neighbors, including Bill and Martina Runkle, Ed and
Shirley Runkle, Alvin Bodey, Dick and Harriet LaRue, Wanetta, Scott,
John, Valerie, Libby and other members of the Vulgamore family and Dan
and Janet Kaffenbarger; and many cats, kittens and her dog, Barnie.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Richeson-Wickham &
Atkins Funeral Home in St. Paris. The Rev. Clifford Kissinger will
officiate and burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Friends will gather after the burial
at the home of Dick and Alice Lewis, 46 Deer Run Road, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, Paws Animal Shelter in
Urbana or the Wellington Center in Urbana.

DOROTHY V. BELL
Dorothy V. Bell, 70, of Columbus died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at the
Laurels of Worthington Nursing Home.
Arrangements are pending with the Schoedinger Funeral home at 2741
Cleveland Ave., Columbus.

RUTH E. WARD
Ruth E. Ward, 81, of St. Paris died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, of an
inoperable brain tumor.
She had been a resident at the Wellington Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center in Urbana since Nov. 18 and had gained many new friends while
there, including "Smokey" David Yeager and a wonderful staff.
She graduated from Urbana High School in 1939 and worked as an operator
for the Champaign Telephone Company. She married Carl R. Ward Aug. 10,
1946, at the Methodist Church of Urbana after having communicated with
him during World War II. After their marriage, they took up residence on
the Ward family farm and she was a housewife, a farmhand and a helper in
her husband's insurance business. She continued as a dedicated partner
in the farm operation until her husband's death in 1985 and continued to
manage the farm and maintain the homestead, finding pleasure in seeing
her farm worked and watching over her woods.
She loved all animals and was a supporter of the ASPCA. She had many
wonderful experiences during her life with her husband, such as flying
their Cherokee 140 together. She was a member of the Methodist Church of
Urbana and more recently attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in St.
Paris.
She was born April 1, 1921, in Urbana, the youngest of three children of
the late Talmadge F. and E. Hazel Impson Hill and was predeceased by a
brother, Robert F. Hill and a sister, Norma Lavonne (Lewis) DeRemer.
She is survived by a niece, Nancy L. (Lewis) Sturgeon of Springfield; a
nephew, Richard E. Lewis of Urbana; 14 great-nieces and -nephews; many
cousins, including Mary K. Gillespie of Dayton; a nephew and two nieces
from her husband's side of the family, Phillip, Kay and Ruth Scott; many
dear friends and neighbors, including Bill and Martina Runkle, Ed and
Shirley Runkle, Alvin Bodey, Dick and Harriet LaRue, Wanetta, Scott,
John, Valerie, Libby and other members of the Vulgamore family and Dan
and Janet Kaffenbarger; and many cats, kittens and her dog, Barnie.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Richeson-Wickham &
Atkins Funeral Home in St. Paris. The Rev. Clifford Kissinger will
officiate and burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Friends will gather after the
burial at the home of Dick and Alice Lewis, 46 Deer Run Road, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA, Paws Animal Shelter in
Urbana or the Wellington Center in Urbana.

KIM R. MOREHART
Kim R. Morehart, 41, of Bellville died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at the
home of her mother in Marysville following a long illness.
She was a 1979 graduate of Fairbanks High School. She was an avid
gardener and enjoyed dancing, a natural extension as she was seen as the
energy of the family. She moved to the Mansfield area nine years ago
from Columbus and had worked as a nail technician at LA Hair Force in
Mansfield.
She was born July 22, 1961, in Findlay to Robert and Jill Wittenmyer
Sonnett and was predeceased by her father in 1997.
She is survived by her fiance, Rick Langer of Bellville; her mother;
sisters and brothers, Cris Morehart and Cindy (Joe) Priday of
Marysville, Ann (Dan) Grzeskowiak of Cincinnati and Vanon (Melinda)
Sonnett of Columbus; eight nieces and nephews; her fiance's parents,
Gerhard and Margaret Langer of Bellville; an uncle, Bill Schmid of
Mansfield; an extended family of co-workers and customers at LA Hair
Force; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Snyder Funeral
Home, 2553 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, and burial will follow. Friends
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker House in Columbus in care
of the funeral home.

GAIL L. OATES
Gail L. Oates, 84, of Mount Victory died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at
Baldwin Manor.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Victory Church of Christ,
Worthington Mothers Club, Jolly Circle and Painter Creek Grange.
She was born May 29, 1918, in Hardin County to the late Henry LeRoy and
Ethel Harmon Robinson and was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Jean
Oates; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Oates; four sisters; and three
brothers. She married Arhl C. Oates Dec. 19, 1936 in Kenton and he died
Nov. 11, 1984.
She is survived by two sons, Arhl "Junior" (Betty) Oates and John Oates
of West Mansfield; four grandchildren; three step-grandsons; five
great-grandchildren; three step-great-granddaughters; a brother, Jack
(Vivian) Robinson of Forest; two sisters, Mary Martha (Howard) Born of
Mount Victory and Lois (Lowell) Breidenbach of Kenton; and a special
friend, Ted Madison of Mount Victory.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thurssday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. The Revs. Harrison Underwood and Joseph Fittro
will officiate and burial will be at the Hueston Cemetery in Forest.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hardin County Cancer Society,
Hardin Hospice Care of the Mount Victory Church of Christ.

WALTER H. OATES
Walter H. Oates, 66, of Kenton died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Hardin
Memorial Hospital.
He was a farmer and had been a salesman at the Ohio Grain Company in
Marysville. He was a 1954 graduate of Hardin Northern High School and
served in the U.S. Army. He graduated in 1958 from the Ohio State
University School of Agriculture with a degree in agriculture education
and before going into farming was a 4-H advisor in Hillsboro County.
He was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 157 in
Kenton, Masonic Lodge at Dunkirk, Hardin County Shrine Club,  4th
Congressional District Military Academy Review Board, was active in the
Hardin County Republican Party where he served as chairman of the
central committee and served on the executive committee of Hardin County
and was a member and past president of the Hardin County E.S.C. school
board..
He was a member and past president of the Hardin County Pork Producers,
member and past chairman of Farm Bureau Council 30, founding trustee of
the Ohio Soy Bean Council and past chairman and member of the Ohio Soy
Bean Association. He was also a member of the Hardin County Extension
and Advisory Council, B.E.T. Council and Hardin County Agriculture
Council, served on the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District and
was a 25-year member of the Blanchard River Ditch maintenance board.
He was born June 1, 1936, in Hardin County to Gordon and Helen Rush
Oates and was predeceased by his mother on Oct. 5, 2000, and two
grandhchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Drumm Oates whom he married June 1,
1962; a daughter, Tammy (Brian) Landon of Marysville; two sons, Michael
(Anya) Oates of Charleston, W.Va., and Thomas Oates of Kenton; five
grandchildren; his father of Kenton; and two brothers, Larry (Michele)
Oates of Potomac, Md. and James (Sue) Oates of Gunnison, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Walnut Grove
Methodist Church on Route 68 in Kenton. The Rev. Tim Hite will officiate
and burial will be at Grove Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call from 2
to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home, where
the Dunkirk Masonic Lodge will hold services at 9 p.m. Friends may also
call one hour prior to the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Hardin Hospice Care.

REBECCA KATHLEEN "BECKY" BORDEN SCHALIP
Rebecca Kathleen "Becky" Borden Schalip, 73, a longtime resident of
Marysville, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She retired in 1994 from the Harding Machine Company and had previously
worked as a correction officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and was
a former associate at O.M. Scott. She was a 1947 graduate of Marysville
High School, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a poll worker
for the Union County Board of Elections. Deeply devoted to her husband,
children and grandchildren, she enjoyed reading and gardening.
She was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Mount Victory to the late Ross and Polly
Stephenson Borden and was predeceased by a brother, William Borden and a
sister, Betty Borden.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lee Paul Schalip to whom she
was married Nov. 13, 1949, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.J.
Goedeking.
She is survived by two sons, Spencer (Chris) Schalip and Andrew Schalip
of Marysville; four daughters, Paula (John) Scheiderer of Milford
Center, Shelley Schalip of Hilliard, Charmaine (Michael) Hamilton of
Marble Cliff and Lisa Schalip of Delaware; 10 grandchildren, Andrea,
Corey, Chantal and Rebecca Lynn Schalip, Summer (Brian) Phelps, Drew and
Ashley Scheiderer and Ryan, Evan and Grant Hamilton; a
great-granddaughter, Jenna Phelps; two brothers, Benjamin Borden of
Florida and Robert (Betty) Borden of Marysville; three sisters-in-law,
Eunice Whiteside and Becky Schalip of Marysville and Joan Borden of New
Jersey; an aunt, Ruth Jo Stephenson of South Carolina and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday 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. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School or the
Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHERYL L. GLECKLER DUERRING
Sheryl L. Gleckler Duerring, 44, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died Friday, Jan.
24, 2003 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., after a courageous
battle with breast cancer.
She was a 1976 graduate of Salem High School and graduated with honors
from Jefferson State College of Technology in Stuebenville. She was the
office manager of the dental offices of Dr. Joseph Smith and Dr. Karen
Smith in Wexford, Pa., and attended Ingomar United Methodist Church in
Wexford. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed ceramics and was a member
of the National Humane Society.
She was born May 19, 1958, at Salem City Hospital in Salem to Donald L.
and Lois E. Allmon Gleckler and was predeceased by her father on Dec.
26, 1998, and her grandparents, Ervin and Margaret Gleckler and Russell
and Ella Allmon.
She is survived by her husband, William F. Duerring Jr.; her mother,
Lois (Robert) Gleckler-Mang of Canton; a sister, Catherin (Michael)
Hubbs of Berlin Center; a brother, Mark Gleckler of Marysville; an AFS
sister, Mozhgan (Mohammed) Mokhber of Los Angeles, Calif.; two nieces,
Megan and Hannah Gleckler of Marysville; and two nephews, Matthew and
Mitchell Hubbs of Berlin Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's
Catholic Church in Salem. The Rev. Thomas Eisweirth will officiate.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Stark Memorial
Funeral Home, 1014 E. State St., Salem.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320
Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205, or a humane society of the donor's
choice.

CARL V. BODEY
Carl V. Bodey, 92, formerly of Cable died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, was a member of
Harmony Lodge #8 F&AM and was a former president of Perpetual Federal
Savings and Loan in Urbana.
He was born July 31, 1910, in Champaign County to the late Carl and
Minnie Ammon Bodey Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Tyson Bodey in
1990; three sisters, Ilo Cotrell, Blanche Vorpe and Ruth McGuire; a
brother, Forrest Counts; and his wives, Edith Carrick Bodey in 1964 and
Marie Baham Bodey in 1998.
He is survived by a son, Paul (Paula) Bodey of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Ben and Tyson Bodey of Marysville; stepchildren, Margaret
and Russ Markin of Mingo, Rick and Jeannie Baham of West Liberty and
Linda and Eli Matthews of Naples, Fla.; and several step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana, where friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the time of the
service. Burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana.

FRANCIS H. "FRANK" HALL
Francis H. "Frank" Hall, 72, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the DAV and
American Legion Post 79 and an avid NASCAR fan.
He was born De. 9, 1930, in Pickaway County and was predeceased by his
father, Maskell Hall and his mother, Effie Neff Hall King.
He is survived by his wife, Faye F. Floyd Hall; three sons, Richard L.
Swisher and Michael L. Hall of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., and William N.
Hall of Marysville; a daughter, Grace Ann Frederick of Arlington, Texas;
eight stepchildren, Roscoe (Susie) Floyd of Florida, Richard (Nancie)
Floyd, Oscar (Valery) Floyd, Carol (Tom) Hamilton and Jennie (Terry)
Hamilton of Marysville, Darryl Floyd and Mollie (Bill) Hamilton of
Raymond and Eva (Ron) Hildrith of Dunkirk; seven grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; many step-grandchildren; and a sister, Vi (Virgil)
Ellis of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Millard Wampler will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City with the Union County Honor Guard
providing full military honors. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DAV or Memorial Hospital
Mobile Meals program in care of the funeral home.

ZOE ANN ZUSPAN CAMPBELL
Zoe Ann Zuspan Campbell, 78, of San Diego, Calif., died Friday, Jan. 24,
2003, at the San Diego Hospice.
She was a member of Clairmont Covenant Church of San Diego and the Order
of the Eastern Star. She had been a bookkeeper, bank teller, registered
nurse and musician and she had many hobbies.
She was born Feb. 23, 1924, to the late Charles V. and Trella O. Zuspan
and was predeceased by two sisters, Enid Zuspan and Laura Jane Rausch.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Campbell whom she married April
28, 1952; three daughters, Dianatha Christine Rau and Valarie Campbell
Kelly of Yellow Springs and Beverly Campbell Brauning of San Diego; a
stepdaughter, Karen Campbell Beaver of Newark; a stepson, Craig Campbell
of Milwaukee, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Jerry Zuspan of Richwood.
A cremation service will be held in San Diego.

HELEN E. DAVIS
Helen E. Davis, 93, of Kingston died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at
Pickaway Manor in Circleville.
She was a graduate of Ohio University and taught at Marysville, Milford
Center and Kingston-Union schools and was an eighth-grade math teacher
for Circleville City Schools. She was a 50-year member of the Order of
the Eastern Star and a fan of OSU football and shared an enjoyment of
antique cars with her husband.
She was born Aug. 12, 1909, in Union County to the late Lewis and Effie
Baughman and was predeceased by her husband, Leo L. Davis on Sept. 15,
1999.
She is survived by two sons, R. Lee (Elaine) Davis of Wauseon and Larry
L. (Elaine) Davis of Kingston; a daughter, Jane (Dan) Vollmar of
Kingston; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Greg) Pawluk of Rocky River, Amy
(Norb) Larkin of Clarksville, Jeff Davis of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Gayle
(Greg) McDonald, Chad (Pam) Vollmar and Lew (Laura) Vollmar of
Circleville and Matthew (Alycia) Vollmar of Kingston;
great-grandchildren, Emily Pawluk, Elizabeth and Leslie Larkin, Madison
McDonald and Trey, Haylee and Abbigail Vollmar.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hill Funeral
Home in Kingston. The Rev. Bennett will officiate and burial will be at
the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Township Fire
Department.


RICHARD A. SPRINGER
Richard A. Springer, 65, of Richwood died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a veteran of the Air Force and had worked at maintenance and at
the former Marion Power Shovel.
He was born April 8, 1937, in Wheelersburg to the late Lewis and Nelle
Hall Springer and was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn; a brother,
Ronald Springer; a sister, Rosemary Springer; and a half-brother, Don
Hall.
He is survived by two sisters, Ella (Dick) McKee and Janice (Charlie)
Johnson of Marion; and three brothers, Lewis (Peg) Springer Jr. of
Caledonia, Larry Springer of Marion and Daniel Springer of LaRue.
In keeping with the deceased's wishes, there will be no public calling
hours or funeral services. Private burial services will be held at the
Claibourne Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center 235
Grove St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


MINERVA KRAMER YODER
Minerva Kramer Yoder, 77, of Plain City died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 25,
2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Franklin County.
She was a member of the World Wide Church of God in Columbus. She had
devoted herself to her family, God, her church and friends and will be
incredibly missed.
She was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Plain City to the late Noah E. and Katie
Whitmer Kramer and was predeceased by a brother, Abe Kramer; and her
husband, Isaac A. Yoder in 1995.
She is survived by her children, Laura (David) Stairs of Pennsylvania,
Katie Yoder, Emma (Tim) Benner and Noah Yoder of Columbus, William Yoder
of Plain City, Melvin Yoder of Florida, Edna (Jim) Todd of New York,
Freida (Greg) Ruscak of Newark, Owen (Dawn) Yoder of Johnstown, Glenn
Yoder of Grove City and Mary (Dan) McKean of Milford Center; 22
grandchildren; a brother, John (Betty) Kramer of Missouri; and two
sisters, Lovina Beachy of Plain City and Emma (Neil) Kauffman of
Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethel
United Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road in Plain City.
Pastor John Karlson will officiate and burial will be at the Jerome
Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

JAMES ROBERT TARLETON
Ret. Army Master Sgt. James "Jim" Robert Tarleton, 65, of Glen Burnie,
Md., died at home Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, after a brief illness.
After graduating from Marysville High School in 1956, he was a regular
entertainer on WMNI's Ohio Jamboree in Columbus, with guest appearances
at the WWVA Jamboree of Wheeling, W.V., Jubilee U.S.A. of Springfield,
Mo., and WSM's Grand Ole Opry of Nashville, Tenn.
On Oct. 26, 1959, he became a member of the prestigious United States
Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. Over 26 years, he served as a member
of the Soldiers Chorus, touring 49 of the United States and Mexico while
attending two World Fairs and meeting three presidents of the United
States. He was the lead singer in an exclusive trio known as The
Hayseeds, having the title of The Singing Auctioneer. Afterward, he
became head librarian, then a member of the Public Affairs Office from
which he retired in 1985.
After retirement, he became an auctioneer at Dixon's Furniture in
Crumpton, Md., and continued his auctioneer's position at Snyder's Inc.
in Hampstead, Md. where he had worked as an auctioneer since 1971. He
was a member of the Auctioneer's Association of Maryland and enjoyed
auctions, singing country music and participating in activities of the
United States Army Field Band Retiree and Alumni Association. He
volunteered as an auctioneer for the charities of Grant-A-Wish
Foundation, Special Olympics and various school and church groups. He
was an antique car enthusiast who entered car shows, rode in parades,
won trophies and was a member of the A.A.C.A. and Chesapeake Car Club.
He was born Nov. 21, 1937, in Ohio to the late Earl and Agnes Butler
Tarleton and lived in Ohio until 1959.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda Sue Tarleton; a son,
Charles of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Dr. Thomas N. Tarleton of
Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424
Veterans Highway, Millersville, Md. 21108.
There will be no funeral services. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. Saturday at the Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway
South East, Glen Burnie. Burial will be at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville with the Rev. Scot Ocke officiating.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

NORA B. HUFFMAN
Nora B. Huffman, 89, of Urbana died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in the
McAuley Center.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
She was born Nov. 26, 1913, in Louisville, Ky., to the late James and
Rosetta VanHoose Moore and was predeceased by a daughter, Laura Corbett;
three brothers, Andrew Moore, Loren Moore and James Moore Jr.; four
sisters, Ithel, Mona Crabtree, Ruth Erwin and Martha Moore; three
grandsons; a great-grandson; and her husband, James Thurman Huffman.
She is survived by six daughters, Rosa (Charles) Pence, Helen (Gary)
Ferryman and Sandra Moffitt and her friend James Marino of Urbana; Joan
(Ray) Kaufman of Columbus, Margaret (Dick) Herron of Oak Hill and
Barbara Ogden of Marysville; three sons, Kenny (Connie) Huffman of
Urbana, Donald (Kathy) Huffman of Macomb, Ill., and Robert (Karen)
Huffman of Marysville; 18 grandchildren, including Tonya Williams of
Conover; 12 step-grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 21
step-great-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Urbana. The Rev. Drs. Ray Kaffenbarger
and Joseph D. Fortna and the Rev. Donald Huffman will officiate and
burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may
call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Condolences may be expressed at www.littletonandrue.com.

 

SCOTT COLBURN
Scott O. Colburn, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the home of his
daughter in West Palm Beach, Fla., after a 10-year illness with
Alzheimer's disease.
He was the grandson of O.M. Scott, founder of the Scott Seed Company. He
was a pioneer of western wear retail in the Detroit area, retiring five
years ago. He attended Michigan State Normal College, now Eastern
Michigan University and began his career in 1941 as a professional
square dance caller. He founded the Michigan Square Dance Leaders
Association in 1949, was the original publisher of the Michigan Square
Dance News and established square dance clubs in metro Detroit. He was a
collector of political memorabilia and was a member of Kappa Phi Alpha
Fraternity of Michigan State Normal College, the Michigan Historical
Society and Preservation Wayne.
He was born in Bellevue Nov. 5, 1917, to the late Rev. Harvey and Mary
Scott Colburn and was predeceased by three sisters, Harriet Tidball,
Martha Salter and Alice Kimmel.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie May Colburn of
Farmington Hills and Interlochen, Mich., to whom he was married in 1943
by his father at the Martha Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village; four
children, Elizabeth Colburn of Ann Arbor, Mich., Sarah Colburn of
Ferndale, Mich., William Colburn of Dearborn, Mich., and Mary Colburn of
West Palm Beach, Fla.; his devoted friend and caregiver, Barbara Tolson;
his brother, William (Pat) Colburn of East Lansing, Mich.; his twin
sister, Mary (Robert) Gibbs of Okemos, Mich.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCabe Funeral
Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills and a private burial will
be held at Acacia Park Cemetery in Beverly Hills, Mich. Friends may call
from 6-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association, Greater Michigan Chapter, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 100,
Southfield, Mich. 48076.



AVERY MARLIN DUMMITT
Avery Marlin Dummitt, 77, of Boone Ridge at Garrison, Ky., formerly of
the Marysville area, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Chillicothe.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a self-employed drywall
contractor.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Greenup County, Ky., to the late James
and Eliza Young Dummitt and was predeceased by a son, Malcolm Dummitt;
two brothers, Herbert Dummitt and Norris Dummitt; and two sisters,
Beatrice Cooper and Leona Layton.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Madelyne Horsley Dummitt; three
daughters, Twyla Webb of Marysville, Debra (Gale) Scott of Windsor
Locks, Conn., and Yvonne (Paul) Kryling of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Martin
Norris Dummitt of Worthington; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter;
two sisters, Wanda Oglesby and Gaynell Dummitt of Muncie, Ind.; and
three brothers, Wesley Dummitt of Garrison, George Dummitt of Salem,
Va., and Leonard Dummitt of Muncie.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Sparks Funeral Home, 203 W.
Main St., Grayson, Ky., and burial was at the Dummitt Family Cemetery on
Dummitt Ridge.


PATRICIA J. LOVE
Patricia J. Love, 60, of Marysville died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 20,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former longtime employee of the Marysville Journal-Tribune.
She was a member of FOE Lodge 3506 and enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies.

She was born Aug. 19, 1942, in Columbus to the late Roy C. and Elsie
June Hatcher Stowers.
She married Paul Donald Love Jr. April 12, 1995. She is survived by two
daughters, Dawn Renee (Sonny) Quijada of Maranna, Ariz., and Debra Jean
(Jessie) Hunter of Marysville; three grandchildren, Taylor, Chase and
Julianna; three sisters, Peggy Stowers, Robin (Lewis) Waters and Debbie
Boerger of Marysville; four brothers, Phil (Linda) Stowers of Ostrander,
Pearl (Sheila) Stowers of Marengo and Robert Stowers and Doug (Paula)
Stowers of Marysville; and an aunt, Donna Sahr of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at the
Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
program in care of the funeral home.

LEONARD J. STRUEWING
Leonard J. Struewing, 91, of Medway, formerly of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Benton County, Ind., to the late Louis and
Anna Pitstick Struewing and was predeceased by two sisters, Mary and
Rita; a brother, Ralph; and in 2001 by his wife, Pauline.
He is survived by three daughters, LeRae (Joseph) Dick of Burlington,
N.C., Helen Andreas of Columbus and Jan (Bill) Schaefer of New Carlisle;
a son, James (Margene) Struewing of Medway; 13 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Romilda Sink of Dayton and Joan Rose
of Englewood; three brothers, Arthur Struewing of Milton, Ind., William
Struewing of Yellow Springs and Paul Struewing of Tipp City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle. The Rev. Michael Bidwell
will officiate and burial will be at the Medway Cemetery. Friends may
call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Trostel, Chapman and Christmas

PATRICIA J. LOVE
Patricia J. Love, 60, of Marysville died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 20,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a former longtime employee of the Marysville Journal-Tribune.
She was a member of FOE Lodge 3506 and enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies.

She was born Aug. 19, 1942, in Columbus to the late Roy C. and Elsie
June Hatcher Stowers.
She married Paul Donald Love Jr. April 12, 1995. She is survived by two
daughters, Dawn Renee (Donny) Quijada of Maranna, Ariz., and Debra Jean
(Jessie) Hunter of Marysville; three grandchildren, Taylor, Chase and
Julianna; three sisters, Peggy Stowers, Robin (Lewis) Waters and Debbie
Boerger of Marysville; four brothers, Phil (Linda) Stowers of Ostrander,
Pearl (Sheila) Stowers of Marengo and Robert Stowers and Doug (Paula)
Stowers of Marysville; and an aunt, Donna Sahe of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at the
Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
program in care of the funeral home.

RALPH MICHAEL FREDRICK NICOL
Ralph Michael Fredrick Nicol, 83, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 19,
2003, at Riverside Hospital after an extended illness.
He was a successful lifetime farmer and served for three years in the
U.S. Army as a corporal stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea
where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He became a child of God when he
was baptized June 15, 1919, confirmed his faith on April 9, 1933, and
remained a steadfast member of St. John's Lutheran Church until his
death. In addition to his love for farming, his favorite pastimes
included woodworking, gardening, reading, using the computer and a
general love of learning. He enjoyed studying his heritage and made
several trips to Germany, the homeland of his ancestors.
He was a dedicated, loving and self-giving husband and father.
He was born May 26, 1919, in Union County to the late Chris G. and Nora
Nicol.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emma L. Blumenschein Nicol to
whom he was married Jan. 14, 1945, by the Rev. August Gerken at St.
John's Lutheran Church; children, Audrey (Frank) Walters of Goode, Va.,
Paul (Rose) Nicol of Milford Center, Dale (Barbara) Nicol of Marysville,
Shirley (Larry) Knueven of Delaware, Trudy (Kevin) Kilfian of Marysville
and Terry (Paula) Nicol of Milford Center; 18 grandchildren; two
brothers, Pearl (Lucia) Nicol of Marysville and Lloyd (Marilyn) Nicol of
Milford Center; two sisters, Helen (Eugene) Scheiderer of Marysville and
Marie Burns of Milford Center; a brother-in-law, Reinhard Blumenschein
and sister-in-law, Leona Blumenschein of Marysville; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be the grandchildren of the deceased and honorary
pallbearers will be Gene Nicol, Dennis Scheiderer, Ronald Nicol and Mike
Nicol.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LCMS World Missions or St.
John's Lutheran Church Special Funds in care of the funeral home.

DORSEY H. "SKIP" REESER II
Dorsey H. "Skip" Reeser II, 60, of Columbus, formerly of Marion and
Marysville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Mount Carmel East Hospital,
surrounded by his loving wife and family.
He was an avid film buff and enjoyed sports, music and traveling,
especially throughout the United States and Europe. He was an active
parent and devoted much of his time to coaching his children and serving
as a Cub Master with the Boys Scouts of America. He will be remembered
as a personable and loving man.
He was a 1961 graduate of Marion Harding High School and attended
Wittenberg University. He was well known in Marysville as the manager of
the Lamplighter Restaurant in the 1980s. He and his wife owned and
operated Village Wines in Columbus for two years.
He was born April 7, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Dorsey H. and Mary
Womer Reeser and was predeceased by his father and an infant brother,
Danny Reeser.
He is survived by his mother of Marion; his wife, Cindy Scott Reeser
whom he married Oct. 12, 1996, in Urbana; a daughter, Beth (Andy) Morse
of Marysville; three sons, Todd Reeser of Salt Lake City, Utah, Adam
Reeser of Lakewood and Chad Reeser of Marysville; two grandsons, Luke
and Owen Morse; a brother, Richard (Lynn) Reeser of San Geronimo,
Calif.; many other relatives; and countless friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

JUNE ROSE CURL HARTZLER
June Rose Curl Hartzler, 79, of West Liberty died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003,
at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She worked for Grimes Manufacturing and the Harriman Collection Agency
and had worked as a waitress. She owned the House of Happy Bookstore in
West Liberty. She was a former member of the United Church of Christ in
West Liberty and attended the West Liberty Church of God. When she was
younger, she was a Girl Scout leader. She was an avid CB34 in the West
Liberty area with the handle of "Mermaid," and she enjoyed cooking, oil
painting, camping and crafts.
She was born June 9, 1923, in North Lewisburg to the late H. Virden and
Verna Holycross Curl and was predeceased by a sister, Dorcas Curl. She
married Robert Maywood Hartzler Feb. 11, 1950, and he died March 19,
1985.
She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Hartzler of Bellefontaine; two
nieces, Jeannette Rose Miller of Bellefontaine and Yvonne (Fred)
Humphrey of Cable; a nephew, Michael Thomas (Deb) Miller of Troy; and a
sister, Connie (Michael) Miller of West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty in West Liberty. The
Rev. Ned A. Michael will officiate and burial will be at Fairview
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior
to the service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty EMS.



GEORGE FRANKLIN OLIVER SR.
George Franklin Oliver Sr., 73, of Richwood died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003,
at his home after a two-month illness.
He was a painter and was employed by Joe E. Davis Realtors. He was of
the Baptist faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was born March 24, 1929, in Crown City to the late Jasper Franklin
and Mary Leona Rice Oliver.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Nance Oliver whom he married March 4,
1949; two daughters, Eleanor Ruth Stites of Columbus and Linda Sue
Wuescher of Cardington; two sons, George Franklin Oliver Jr. of Richwood
and Mark Allen Oliver; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Rosemary (Frank) Nance of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
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. Wednesday.

GEORGE MENDES
George Mendes, 80, of Ostrander died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at his home.

Owner and operator of his own company in Columbus, he was a general
contractor for 34 years, retiring in 1988. Since retirement, he was a
maintenance supervisor at Columbus Colony Housing for the elderly and
deaf and volunteered with resident dinners and activities. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II, serving as a medic in France and England.
He was a devout Christian and he and his family donated land for
building the Calvary Pentecostal Church in East Freetown, Mass., where
he was born. He was a member of Christian Assembly Church in Marysville
where he and his wife served as host and hostess for the fellowship
hours for many years. A former tenor with the Columbus Symphony Chorus,
he was a guest soloist for many churches in the central Ohio area.
He was born April 8, 1922, in East Freetown, Mass., to the late Benjamin
and Matilda Santos Mendes.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Ann "Penny" Lineberry Coon Mendes
whom he married Jan. 1, 1982, in Westerville; three daughters, Geraldine
(Michael) Serreira of Rhode Island, Tana Mendes Cowin of New Mexico and
Laura (Charles) Aldag of Columbus; two sons, Larry George Mendes of New
York City and Michael (Julie) Coon of Texas; seven grandchildren, T.J.
McCarthy, Robert and Brad Cowin, Vanessa and Ryan Aldag, Dawn Blane and
Caitlyn Coon; three great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Ashley and Ryan
McCarthy; a sister, Doris Baptiste of Georgia; a brother, Melvin (Edith)
Mendes of Massachusetts; his father-in-law, Richard Lineberry of
Michigan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Christian Assembly
Church. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be at
Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call at the family home at
7101 Hinton Mill Road, Ostrander from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


DORSEY H. "SKIP" REESER II
Dorsey H. "Skip" Reeser II, 60, of Columbus, formerly of Marion and
Marysville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Mount Carmel East Hospital,
surrounded by his loving wife and family.
He was an avid film buff and enjoyed sports, music and traveling,
especially throughout the United States and Europe. He was an active
parent and devoted much of his time to coaching his children and serving
as a Cub Master with the Boys Scouts of America. He will be remembered
as a personable and loving man.
He was a 1961 graduate of Marion Harding High School and attended
Wittenberg University. He was well known in Marysville as the manager of
the Lamplighter Restaurant in the 1980s. He and his wife owned and
operated Village Wines in Columbus for two years.
He was born April 7, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Dorsey H. and Mary
Womer Reeser and was predeceased by his father and an infant brother,
Danny Reeser.
He is survived by his mother of Marion; his wife, Cindy Scott Reeser
whom he married Oct. 12, 1996, in Urbana; a daughter, Beth (Andy) Morse
of Marysville; three sons, Todd Reeser of Salt Lake City, Utah, Adam
Reeser of Lakewood and Chad Reeser of Marysville; two grandsons, Luke
and Owen Morse; a brother, Richard (Lynn) Reeser of San Geronimo,
Calif.; many other relatives; and countless friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

THOMAS F. GRAY
Thomas F. Gray, 48, of Peoria died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003,
in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He had been a corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women
since 1986 and worked briefly at the North Central Correctional Facility
in Marion in 1995. He participated with the SWAT team at ORW and was a
firearms and unarmed self-defense instructor. He was known as a
dedicated father who wholeheartedly supported not only his two sons with
their music and football interests but also other Marysville teens.
A 1972 graduate of Point Pleasant High School in West Virginia, he was a
drummer in his high school band and played football. He attended
Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., and was a U.S. Army veteran of
the Vietnam War.
He was born Sept. 21, 1954, in Gallipolis to James M. and Rosemary
Duncan Gray.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann "Patty" Rammel Gray whom he
married Aug. 2, 1986, in Portsmouth; two sons, Erik, an eighth grade
student at Marysville Middle School, and Adam, a freshman at Marysville
High School; his father- and mother-in-law, Joe and Jean Rammel of
Portsmouth; and three sisters-in-law, Cathy (Carl) Mullens of
Lucasville, Cindy (Steve) Justice of Minford and Donna Flaugher of
Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Nathan Pugh will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Union
County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Middle School Drama
Club or the Marysville High School Quarterback Club.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GARNET COLLIER
Garnet Collier, 85, of Plain City died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Skaggs Collier, in 1993; his
father, Harry Collier in 1965; and his mother, Lizzie Barker Collier in
1988.
He is survived by a son, Eskil Den of Hilliard; a daughter, Agnes
Hamilton of Columbus; grandchildren, Dottie (Jason) Lopomo, Cecil
(Missy) Hamilton, the Rev. Sherman (Pam) Hamilton, John (Brenda)
Collier, Charles (Kathy) Collier and Nina (Jeff) Gregg; 15
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers,
Leonard (Dorothy) of Plain City, Lawrence of Louisa, Ky., Reginald
(Hazel) of North Lewisburg and Edgel (Lovenna) of Crown Point, Ind.; two
sisters, Darlene (Lewis) Burchett and Shelby Rigsby of Unionville
Center; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tidd Funeral
Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard and burial will be at Arlington Memory
Gardens in Canal Winchester. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

SARA E. HAGLER
Sara E. Thompson Hagler, 67, of Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday, Jan. 18,
2003, after a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Elks Lodge and enjoyed NASCAR races, playing the
slot machines, eating out and spending summers in the Midwest visiting
with family and friends and helping with canning vegetables. She
graduated from Fairborn High School in 1954.
She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Peoria to the late Harry and Edna Lash
Thompson and was predeceased by two brothers, Leo and Harry "Tony";
three sisters, Frieda, Lola and Donna; and her mother-in-law, Ruth
Hagler.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hagler whom she married Oct. 24,
1954, in Fairborn; six sisters, Osie Rice of Georgia, JoAnn (Robert)
Armentrout of Marysville, Cynthia Henderson of Fairborn, Carole Seichert
of California, Becky (Richard) Stermer of Tempe, Ariz., and Sally
(Clyde) Montgomery of West Liberty, Ky.; two brothers-in-law, Lousie
(Pauline) Hagler of Arizona and Ted (Sonja) Hagler, Ind.; a
sister-in-law, Edna Mae (Jim) Oakley of Indiana; many nieces and
nephews; and loving niece and caretakers, Lea, Bruce and Kelly Finley.
Funeral services are being held in Mesa and burial at the Broadway
Cemetery will take place at a later date.

RAYMOND E. HAYSLIP
Raymond E. Hayslip, 85, of North Lewisburg died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women. He enjoyed the
outdoors and trap shooting and was an avid fisherman.
He was born in Urbana to the late Lawrence and Mary Harris Hayslip and
was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Wendell Hayslip and two
brothers-in-law, Jim Bahan and Albert Trout.
He is survived by his wife, Mary V. Bahan Hayslip; two daughters, Anita
Sue (Russell) Hughes of Marysville and Sandra (John) Detwiler of West
Liberty; two sons, Raymond (Rose) Hayslip Jr. and Terry Hayslip of
Urbana; a grandson, Alex Hughes of Marysville and several other
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law, Margaret Trout, Jayne (Eugene) Leiter and Shelley Bahan
of North Lewisburg, Kathryn (Boyd) Fout of Woodstock, Carolyn (Kenneth)
Stanley of Marysville and Jane Hayslip of Urbana; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kathy Reiff will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today
at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg United
Methodist Church Building Fund, 124 Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio
43060, or the Friends of the Library, 365 Sycamore St., North Lewisburg.

JERRY J. MATHEWS
Jerry J. Mathews, 67, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Kobacker House.
He was retired from the Scotts Co. in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters, Julie (Scott)
Becker, Jodie (Kenny) Daniels and Jeannie Mathews; stepchildren, Lori
(Dan) Menninger and Shelby Condo; grandchildren, Carolyn, Kayla, Sarah,
Katelyn, Taylor, Cameron, Cory, Brittany, Hunter, Morgan, Connor, Marcus
and Logan; and a sister, Audrey (Ray) Bugno.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Worthington. Friends may call from
4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker
House, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

IRENE M. SCHEIDERER
Irene M. Scheiderer, 84, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a devoted mother and homemaker and a faithful and lifelong
member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a 4-H leader for nearly 60
years. She enjoyed sewing and collectibles and especially enjoyed
talking on the telephone to family and friends.
She was born March 29, 1918, at the family farm in Union County to the
late George L. and Matilda Starr Rausch and was predeceased by a sister,
Erma Wilkins; and two brothers, Harold C. and Robert G. Rausch. She
married Milton J.E. Scheiderer Feb. 16, 1941, at St. John's Lutheran
Church and he died May 11, 1988.
She is survived by two sons, David George and Allan Milton Scheiderer of
Marysville; a sister, Anita (Ivan) Beckel of Marion; a brother-in-law,
Gene Wilkins of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Estelle Scheiderer of
Marysville and Caroline Rausch of Ostrander; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jacob D. Heino 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 Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church special fund or the
Union County 4-H Endowment Fund in care of the funeral home.

ELIZABETH JANE "BETTY" BARRON
Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Barron, 69, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 16,
2003, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and foster parent who loved children and animals.
She was a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church.
She was born Dec. 1, 1933, in Chesterville to the late Floyd Stephen and
Viola May White Frazier and was predeceased by a brother and two
half-sisters. She married Raymond Barron Sept. 2, 1956, and he died in
1992.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Allen Barron of Marion and James
Ray Barron of Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Floyd Stephen Frazier II; 13
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

ESTHER LAVERNE MCMAHAN
Esther LaVerne McMahan, 88, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the Gables
at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church
where she was a Sunday School teacher and a 4-H advisor for the
Claibourne Calico Cooks.
She was born May 3, 1914, in Dunkirk to the late Carl and Anna Stroud
Grappy and was predeceased on July 25, 1982, by her husband, Ralph J.
McMahan whom she married March 10, 1936.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Dale) Poling of Mount Victory
and Beckie (Mike) Congrove of Marysville; a son, Dennis J. (Cindy)
McMahan of Richwood; four sisters, Marge Greenwood of LaRue, Mary
(Ralph) Sickmiller and Anna Mae (Bob) Keller of Marion and Jean (Bob)
Donnelly of Toledo; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Glenn Decker will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

LOIS MAXINE RAMSEY
Lois Maxine Ramsey, 75, of Delaware died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family. She was a
graduate of Berlin High School where she was a cheerleader.
She was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Kilbourne to the late Delbert and Della
Foreman Bailey and was predeceased by three sisters, Ora Wood, Mildred
Griffith and Emma Hansen; and three brothers, Harley, Everett and
Lawrence.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin G. Ramsey whom she married June
5, 1948; two daughters, Amy (David) Bauerle of Radnor and Sue (Thomas
Z.) Davis of Delaware; four grandchildren, Shane Bauerle of Columbus,
Marnie (Ryan) Camp of Delaware, T. Zack Davis III of Los Angeles,
Calif., and Brian R. Davis of Westerville; two brothers, Floyd of
Florida and Milford of Albany, Ohio; a sister, Eloise Shively of
Delaware; and many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Valley View
Friends Church. The Rev. Wallace White will officiate and burial will be
at Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne. Friends may call at the Robinson
Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 800 W. William St.,
Delaware, Ohio 43015, or Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave.,
Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MAYE DARBY
Maye Darby, 88, a resident of the Saratoga Hospital Nursing Home in
Saratoga, N.Y., formerly of Greenwich, N.Y., and Columbus, died at the
nursing home Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003.
She was a life member and past president of Liberty Unit 515 American
Legion Auxiliary and life member of Post 7291 VFW Auxiliary in Greenwich
and the Cambridge Senior Citizens. She was a member of Saratoga Eagles
Auxiliary 2586, a member for more than 50 years of Ladies Moose Lodge
206 in Columbus and a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich.
She was a graduate of Radnor High School and Marion Business College in
Marion.
She was born April 13, 1914, to the late Ira and Estella Kenyon Oswald
and was predeceased by her husbands, Gilson J. Bass and Sim M. Darby;
two brothers, Charles Lee Oswald and William Oswald; and a sister, Mary
Alice Leaper.
She is survived by a son, Gilson J. (Patricia) Bass of Easton, N.Y.; a
daughter, Stella (Jerry) Strahan of Kamiah, Idaho; her twin sister, Faye
Rouse of Orville; a brother, Arthur Oswald of Prospect; 11
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect where friends may call one hour prior to the
service. Burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church, 36 Bleeker
St., Greenwich, N.Y. 12834, or to the Easton Greenwich Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 84, Greenwich, N.Y.

LOUISE RODGERS ASMAN
Louise Rodgers Asman, 94, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at
the Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she was a 1927 graduate of New Dover High School and lived
most of her life in the New Dover area. She received a business degree
from Bliss College in Columbus.
Born Dec. 3, 1908, in London, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and
Leona Scott Harrington, who are deceased.
Survivors include a daughter, R. Marlene (John) Grozier of Troy, Mich.;
four grandchildren, Douglas D. Grozier, Lesley (Brian) Hill, John
(Maureen) Rodgers and Steven (Susan) Mitchell; and seven
great-grandchildren, Jordan, Natalie, Michael, Jack, Henry, Kelly and
Matt.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial and will be at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

THELMA "STECKIE" CARY
Thelma "Steckie" Cary, 86, of Plain City died suddenly Wednesday, Jan.
15, 2003, of heart failure at Riverside Hospital.
She was retired as a math instructor for 52 years in the New California,
Plain City and Marysville schools, with the last 32 years in the
Marysville Exempted Village School District. She was the 1985 recipient
of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics
Classroom Teacher Award. She was a very active member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church and was choir director for 50 years. She was a 1938
graduate of Capital University and the 1994 recipient of the Capital
Alumni Distinguished Service Award. She was a 20-year member of the
Plain City Library Board, a founding member of the Plain City Book Club,
an avid bridge player a world traveler and an Ohio State football fan.
She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Valley City to the late William and Clara
Gunkleman Steck and was predeceased in 1971 by her husband, Roger V.
Cary; and in 2002 by a sister, Wilma Parfitt and a brother-in-law,
Donald Parfitt.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan (Paul) Irish of Waterford, Mich.;
two grandchildren, Jeffrey Irish and Jennifer Irish; a brother, Paul
(Nancy) Steck of Buffalo, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Stenner will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9
p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, 231 E.
Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

RODNEY STEVEN "STEVE" JACKSON
Rodney Steven "Steve" Jackson, 48, of Cable died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003,
as the result of a tragic car accident.
He was an employee of Jefferson Industries in West Jefferson and
attended the Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church. He served for 20 years
on the Northeast Champaign County Fire District and enjoyed farming and
helping children with their 4-H projects for the fair. He was an avid
NASCAR fan and liked working in his garage. He loved his wife, children
and grandchildren. Most of all, he was a selfless giver who was willing
to help anyone in need and he was a friend to all.
He was born Nov. 6, 1954, in Marysville to Walter W. and Katherine Spain
Jackson and was predeceased by his mother; mother-in-law, Helen Louise
Burden; and a son, Scott Byrd.
He is survived by his loving wife of nine and a half years, Darlene S.
Jackson; his parents, Walter and Rose Mary Jackson of North Lewisburg;
his father-in-law, James E. Burden of Cable; his grandparents, Leonard
and Dorcas Heizer of North Lewisburg; four children, Mike (Melissa) Byrd
of Springfield; Terra Byrd and her fiance, Matthew Grupe of Cable; and
Jennifer Byrd and Justin Bryd of the home; grandchildren, Thoron Byrd of
Urbana, Aaron, Mason and Madison Byrd of Springfield and Derick and
Devin Byrd of Cable; three sisters, Shelley (Gary) Huffman of Cable,
Deana (Robert) James of Belton, Texas, and Sherry (Herman) Erickson of
Marion; three brothers, Rhawn (Jenny) Jackson of Cable, Robin (Jodi)
Jackson of North Lewisburg and Rex (Teresa) Jackson of Springfield; 10
nephews, five nieces; three great-nephews; five great-nieces; numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends at Jefferson
Industries.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Woodstock
Freewill Baptist Church and burial will be at the Jenkins Chapel
Cemetery in Cable. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1
to 8 p.m. Thursday at church.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County
Fire District, 60 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.

ERALDINE KNOX
Geraldine Knox, 63, of Woodstock died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of Mountain of Faith Pentecostal Church.
She was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Fort Gay, W.Va., to the late John A. and
Pearly Gilliam Skaggs and was predeceased by three sisters, Pauline,
Garnett and Donna Jean; two brothers, Jerry and Johnny; and her husband,
John H. Knox Sr.
She is survived by four daughters, Sheila L. (Eugene) Hollar, Midge
(Scott) Loy and Penny M. (Danny) Kramer of Mechanicsburg and Loretta L.
(Perry) Vernon of Urbana; two sons, Henry Knox of Woodstock and Tony
Knox of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Jeremy and Amanda Hollar, John and
Joe Knox, David and Sarah Loy, Destiny and Stephanie Kramer and Zachary
Vernon; a brother, Joe (Bernice) Skaggs of Louisiana; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Pastor Tom Harmon will officiate and
burial will be at the Woodstock Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

ATLEE A. BEACHY
Atlee A. Beachy, 59, of Plain City died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, as the
result of a truck accident in Detroit, Mich.
He enjoyed tinkering with antique tractors and cars.
He was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Plain City to Eli William and Barbara
Mullet Beachy and was predeceased by his mother in 1992 and two sisters,
Susie and Barbara.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Yoder Beachy whom he married Aug.
15, 1964; his father; children, Linda Beachy, Darryl (Lisa) Beachy,
Gregory Beachy and Katrina (Chris Kemats) Beachy; two grandsons, Kyle
Brandel and Johnathan Beachy; three brothers, Ervin Beachy, Noah Beachy
and Roman Beachy; and five sisters, Viola Coblentz, Ada Beachy, Leona
Beachy, Iona Beachy and Virginia Beachy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Heartland
Freewill Baptist Church, 9720 Route 161, Plain City. Pastors Dana Booth
and Travis Coblentz will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.

RICHARD THOMAS JORDAN
Richard Thomas Jordan, 74, of Prospect died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at his
home.
He was a machinist at Ranco and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church
in Prospect and Prospect Senior Citizens. He was a former Boy Scout
leader and assistant for Troop 23.
He was born Sept. 10, 1928, in McGuffey to the late Thomas and Leona
Evans Jordan and was predeceased by two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Rosella Cameron Jordan whom he married July
16, 1949, in Prospect; three sons, Murl Dana (Donna) Jordan and Mark
Richard (Brenda) Jordan of Prospect and Michel Thomas (Michelle) Jordan
of Nevada, Ohio; a daughter, Marilyn Leona (Daylon) Van Gundy of
Prospect; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous
half-brothers and half-sisters.
The Rev. Stephen S. Bull officiated at funeral services today at the
Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect and burial was at the Prospect
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady Memorial
Hospital, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.


CLARA DORICE KOLBERG
Clara Dorice Kolberg, 87, of Richwood died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at
Community Healthcare Center in Marion.
She was a retired teacher and enjoyed teaching reading to children. She
had been a Jehovah's Witness for 46 1/2 years and was a member of
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marysville.
She was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Buchanan Township, Mich., to the late
Ralph Arthur and Eva Susan Burrus Jones and was predeceased by a
granddaughter, Deborah Whited; and on Aug. 15, 1993, by her husband of
55 years, Leo Henry Kolberg whom she married July 1, 1939.
She is survived by three sons, Dean Allen (Judith) Kolberg of Fort
Wayne, Ind., Edward Lee (Joyce) Kolberg of Kendallville, Ind., and Bruce
Howard (Michaela) Kolberg of Englewood, Colo.; two daughters, Sharon
Grace (Garland) Whited of Richwood and Peggy Sue (Don) McNew of Empire,
Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Terriann Graibner, Elizabeth (Larry) Shaffer,
Tracy Kolberg, Jason Nargis, Timothy Nargis, Sara McNew, Matthew
Kolberg, Kristen Kolberg, Allison Kolberg and Courtney Kolberg; and four
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses in Marysville and burial will be at Mission Hills
Memorial Gardens in Michigan. There will be no calling hours.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.


MARGARET JENNY RUPRIGHT
Margaret Jenny Rupright, 76, of Sidney, formerly of Marysville, died
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, in Sidney.
She was 1943 graduate of Marysville High School and worked as a
registered nurse for Dr. Callaway in the 1950s.
She is survived by her husband, David; a son, Greg of Florida; two
grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Connie Weidman of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Sidney and burial will be at a later date.
The Adams Funeral Home in Sidney is in charge of arrangements. The
Underwood Funeral Home may be contacted for more information.

ROBERT CHARLES VOLZ
Robert Charles Volz, 85, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at
Ohio State University Medical Center.
A real estate developer, he planned and designed Timber Trails Estates
in the mid 1950s and collaborating with his wife, Gail, and their
partner, Dick Holycross, he built a nine-hole golf course adjacent to
the Timber Trails development in 1965. His efforts culminated with the
building of the Timber Trails clubhouse, restaurant, bar and pro shop
which opened July 4, 1968. He co-owned and managed the business until it
was sold to the Marysville Country Club in 1972.
Retiring to Florida that same year, he held a Florida real estate
license. He was commodore for the Sportsman Yacht Club for two years,
served on the board of directors at Punta Gorda Country Club for three
years and was a director of the Grasshoppers golfing club for southwest
Florida.
He was a 1935 graduate of South High School in Columbus and studied to
be an airline pilot at several universities, including Cincinnati, Ohio
State, Wittenberg, Youngstown and Minnesota. He was a civilian airline
pilot for the U.S. Air Transport Command during World War II and piloted
one of the first planes to land in Tokyo following the war. After the
war he and his wife lived in La Grange, Ill., and he flew commercial
aircraft for United Airlines until 1951 when they moved to Marysville.
He was co-owner and operator of Mercury Cleaners, serving the Marysville
area for more than 25 years. He built a laundromat at Stocksdale Plaza
and owned a laundry and dry cleaning business in Plain City. He enjoyed
golfing and dancing and was fond of Big Band music. Prior to retiring to
Florida, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a former
member of the Marysville Kiwanis Club. He and his wife returned from
Florida in 1998.
He was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Columbus to the late William and Wilhelmina
Longhenry Volz and was predeceased by three brothers and six sisters,
including Eileen Crosman who lived in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gail J. Schmidt Volz whom he
married Sept. 21, 1940, in Columbus; a son, Terry (Jodi) Volz of
Ontario; a granddaughter, Barbara (Gary) Sullinger of Crestline; a
grandson, Wayne Volz; two step-grandsons, Patrick and Brandon Steele;
four great-grandchildren, Michael, John, Colleen and Michele; a
sister-in-law, Sarah Schmidt of Columbus; many nieces and nephews,
including Tammy (Robert) Turner of Ostrander and Karen (David Herold)
Crosman of Powell; and a dear friend, Dick Holycross.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Volz, nephew of the deceased, will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from
noon until the time of the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert C. Volz Memorial Fund
for kidney research in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


OLIVER BERNARD WESTENDORF
Oliver Bernard Westendorf, 78, of Montrose, ill., died Friday Jan. 10,
2003, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill.
Arrangements are pending with the Meinhart-Neal Funeral Home in
Effingham.

PRISCILLA "ANN" LONGBERRY
Priscilla "Ann" Longberry, 55, of Huntsville died Wednesday, Jan. 8,
2003, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a home interior consultant in the Indian Lake area for six years
and was employed at Ranco Controls in Plain City for 22 years. From 1990
until the time of her death, she was a corrections officer in the
receiving department at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She was a member
of the United Methodist Church in Huntsville and since 1982 a member of
Moose Lodge Chapter 452 and Eagles Auxiliary Chapter 3615 of Indian
Lake.
She was a loving and devoted wife and a wonderful loving and caring
mother and grandmother who enjoyed life at its best when she was with
her family. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. She enjoyed
traveling with her husband, shopping with her sisters, collecting
patriotic items and collecting TY and Boyd's Bears.
She was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Bellefontaine and was predeceased by her
mother, Charlotte "Lottie" Burnside Eaton; a grandson, Trevor Bryant;
and her mother-in-law, Barbara Longberry.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Gary E. Longberry whom she
married Nov. 5, 1976, in Plain City; her father, Max L. Eaton of
Marysville; three sons, Charles Dean Morris of West Mansfield, Jarold
Douglas (April) Bryant of West Liberty and Gary Edward Longberry II of
Oxford, Ohio; two grandchildren, Travis and Ondrea Bryant of West
Liberty; three sisters, Cathy Wyatt and her fiancee Larry Faulkner of
North Lewisburg and Debra (Rod) Phipps and Joyce (Larry) Kreis of
Marysville; her father-in-law, Virgil Longberry of Lakeview; a
sister-in-law, Marilyn (Bob) Wilgus of Middleburg; two brothers-in-law,
Larry (Sharon) Longberry of North Lewisburg and Dan (Cindi) Longberry of
Milford Center; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Bryon Meadows will officiate at funeral services to be held at
the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine at 11 a.m. Monday. Friends
may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in
Huntsville, the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University Hospital or
Tri-Care Hospice in Bellefontaine.

ETHEL MAE STANLEY
Ethel Mae Stanley, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., formerly of North
Lewisburg, died Jan. 8, 2003, in Johnson City, Tenn.
Arrangements are being handled by the Morris-Baker Funeral Home, 2001
Oakland Ave., Johnson City.

MARY BELLVILLE AMRINE
Mary Bellville Amrine, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002,
at Heartland of Marysville where she had lived for the past 18 months.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she was a devoted homemaker and
farmer's wife and a faithful member of the Springdale Baptist Church.
She attended grade school at Pharisburg and graduated from Marysville
High School in 1927 and worked in the offices of local attorneys as a
legal secretary. She was a member of the Leesburg Grange and enjoyed
gardening, sewing and working crossword puzzles. She will be remembered
as an excellent speller and a truly loving aunt.
She was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Dover Township to the late H.A. and Bessie
Coffman Bellville and was predeceased by two sisters, Letha Rowlands and
Martha Stiner Lowe; two brothers, Harry Bellville and John Bellville;
and a nephew, Carlton Hughes. She married Forrest "Frosty" Amrine Oct.
11, 1930, and he died Feb. 20, 1986.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Lowell (Pauline) Amrine and John
Lowe of Marysville; eight nieces and nephews, Lester (Jacqueline) Stiner
of Michigan, Kay (James) Peterson and Roger (Delaine) Stiner of Florida,
Suzanne (Edwin) Fisher of Pennsylvania, Norma Jean (Robert) Eesley and
Kathryn (Jack) Lyday of Columbus, Marilyn (Jerry) Hardacre of Wisconsin
and Max (Karen) Amrine of Milford Center; many great-nieces and -nephews
and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her church family at Springdale
Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church,
18881 Springdale Road, Marysville. The Rev. Steve Waltman will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the church
from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Pallbearers will be Dick Lyday, Mike Easley, Jim Gray, Carroll, Gray,
Gary Lee and Marshall Walker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CAROLYN J. HOLT
Carolyn J. Holt, 67, of Marysville died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after a lengthy illness.
A homemaker, she was a quiet and caring person who loved her family and
friends. She was an active member of the Milford Center United Methodist
Church and the United Methodist Women and enjoyed volunteering at the
Clothes Closet and Mobile Meals program in Milford Center. She was an
avid fisher woman who enjoyed spending time at Indian Lake and Lake
Huron with her husband and family.
She was born April 15, 1935, in Woodstock to the late Avery R. and
Lorena Lincoln Murray and was predeceased by a brother, William "Bill"
Murray.
She is survived by her husband LeRoy M. Holt to whom she was married
Oct. 25, 1953, in Woodstock by the Rev. Homer Gleason; four daughters,
Amy B. (Duane) Davis of Woodstock, Lori A. (Warren) Jones and Andrea K.
(Todd) Brown of Marysville and Suzanne (Jim) Conrad of Elizabethton,
Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Betty Murray of Urbana; and two nephews, Brian
(Carol) Murray of Urbana and Eric (Jenni) Murray of Beavercreek.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday 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. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures or
the Milford Center United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

LEE C. FOREMAN
Lee C. Foreman, 78, of LaRue, formerly of Worthington, died Sunday, Jan.
5, 2003, at his home.
He was retired after 40 years of service with Nationwide Insurance where
he held various sales positions in South Carolina, Virginia, New York
and Ohio and had received his Chartered Life Underwriter certification.
He was a 1942 graduate of LaRue High School and had attended Bob Jones
University and Furman University. He was an Army veteran of World War II
and had attained the rank of lieutenant. He was a member of Trinity
Baptist Church in Marion and was formerly a member of the Mount View
Baptist Church in Upper Arlington. He was active with the Ohio Baptist
Convention and at the national level he served on the finance committee
of the American Baptist Foundation.
He was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Hardin County to the late Paul and Helen
(Gantt) Foreman and was predeceased by two brothers, Lester and Lowell
Foreman.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie A. Watkins Foreman whom he married
June 30, 1949; five sons, Curt Foreman of LaRue, Mark (Denise) Foreman
of Stockton, Calif., Paul Foreman of St. Louis, Mo., Eric (Sandra)
Foreman of Hilliard and Todd (Christine) Foreman of Orlando, Fla.;
beloved grandchildren, David, Matthew, Julie, Benjamin, Holly, Hope,
Tess and Noah; a sister, Mary Jane Bauer of Canal Winchester; and a
sister-in-law, Betty Foreman of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Dr. Carl Brown will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery where veteran graveside services
will be conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends
may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

MARTHA M. BRUCE
Martha M. Bruce, 90, of London died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at The Madison
House in London.
She was a very active member of the Center Street Church of Christ in
Christian Union in London where she taught Sunday School for many years
and very much enjoyed visiting with the sick. She was a member of the
Madison County Hospital Auxiliary and had been a volunteer there since
the hospital was built. She, along with her husband, was on the planning
committee for the London Senior Citizens and for several years she was
employed part time for the Madison County Children's Home. On May first
she and her family and friends celebrated her 90th birthday.
She was born May 1, 1912, in Mount Sterling to the late William and Mary
Lift Toops and was predeceased by three brothers, John Hamrick, Alva
Hamrick and Glendon Toops; a sister, Alice Armentrout; and in 1980 by
her husband, Wade H. Bruce.
She is survived by three daughters, Avanelle (Bob) Oberlin of
Marysville, Alice Faye Round of Huron and Donna (J.E.) Fugate of Big
Stone Gap, Va.; seven grandchildren, John (Michelle) Oberlin, David
(Laura) Oberlin, Doug (Teresa) Oberlin, Janet Oberlin and Doris Oberlin
and Lenny Round and Chris (Linda) Round; 12 great-grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rader-Lynch
and Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London. The Rev. Lee Stanley
will officiate and burial will be at the Kirkwood Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Street Church of Christ
in Christian Union or the Madison County Hospital Foundation. Envelopes
will be available at the funeral home.

OTHO G. JOHNSON
Otho G. Johnson, 88, of Cable, a lifelong resident of Champaign County,
died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at his home.
He was a member of the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Blazing
Star #268 F&AM and Portia Chapter 448 OES. He was a former county
commissioner, was active in the Emmaus Community and served on numerous
boards, such as the Triad School Board, Champaign Memorial Board,
Champaign County Library Board and the RC&D Board for Champaign, Logan
and Union counties.
He was born Sept. 10, 1914, in Mingo to the late Alfred Thomas and Ruth
Gilbert Johnson and was predeceased by a brother, Claude Johnson; a
grandson, Anthony Johnson; and in 1996 by his wife, Roberta Bodey
Johnson whom he married May 10, 1939.
He is survived by six sons, Alfred (Marion), Grant (Gladene), Eric
(Kathy) and David (Mary Ellen) of near Mingo, Dan (Jan) of Gainesville,
Fla., and Dennis (Teri) Johnson of Lima; 14 grandchildren, Laura (Dean)
Durliat, Otho Galen, Chet, Jed, Christopher (Allison), Gregory
(Crystal), Nicholas (Katie), Patrick, Darin (Krishna), Shevon (Eric)
Kaufman, Maria, Millicent, Rachel and Elisabeth Johnson; six
great-grandchildren, Amelia, Agnes, Andrew, Emily, Addalyn and Otho
Garrett; and a brother, Philip Johnson of Mingo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Dan Johnson and Kathy Reiff will
officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service Saturday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at
the church where Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 124 E.
Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in charge of
arrangements.

GEORGEANNE PARROTT
Georgeanne Parrott, 78, formerly of Columbus, died Thursday, Jan. 2,
2003, at Heartland of Urbana.
She was a 1942 graduate of Christiansburg-Jackson High School in St.
Paris and a 1943 graduate of Bliss Business College in Columbus. She was
a member of the Broad Street Christian Church in Columbus. On July 18,
1979, she retired as budget director for the Bureau of Vocational
Rehabilitation in Columbus after 35 years of service.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Richwood to the late Charles William and
Irene Nora Keller Parrott and was predeceased by a brother, Frank Kay
Parrott and a niece, Joette Focht.
She is survived by two brothers, Charles Eugene "Bud" (Thelma) Parrott
of Troy and Guy (Lillian) Parrott of St. Paris; two sisters, Janet
Moriarty of Columbus and Clara Sue (Mark) Perrin of Seattle, Wash.; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Richeson-Wickham
and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris. The Rev.
Douglas Flinn of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church will
officiate and burial will take place at the Terre Haute Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.

MARY BELLVILLE AMRINE
Mary Bellville Amrine, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002,
at Heartland of Marysville where she had lived for the past 18 months.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she was a devoted homemaker and
farmer's wife and a faithful member of the Springdale Baptist Church.
She attended grade school at Pharisburg and graduated from Marysville
High School in 1927 and worked in the offices of local attorneys as a
legal secretary. She was a member of the Leesburg Grange and enjoyed
gardening, sewing and working crossword puzzles. She will be remembered
as an excellent speller and a truly loving aunt.
She was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Dover Township to the late H.A. and Bessie
Coffman Bellville and was predeceased by two sisters, Letha Rowlands and
Martha Stiner Lowe; two brothers, Harry Bellville and John Bellville;
and a nephew, Carlton Hughes. She married Forrest "Frosty" Amrine Oct.
11, 1930, and he died Feb. 20, 1986.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Lowell (Pauline) Amrine and John
Lowe of Marysville; eight nieces and nephews, Lester (Jacqueline) Stiner
of Michigan, Kay (James) Peterson and Roger (Delaine) Stiner of Florida,
Suzanne (Edwin) Fisher of Pennsylvania, Norma Jean (Robert) Eesley and
Kathryn (Jack) Lyday of Columbus, Marilyn (Jerry) Hardacre of Wisconsin
and Max (Karen) Amrine of Milford Center; many great-nieces and -nephews
and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her church family at Springdale
Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the
church, 18881 Springdale Road, Marysville. The Rev. Steve Waltman will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call at
the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MARY BELLVILLE AMRINE
Mary Bellville Amrine, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002,
at Heartland of Marysville where she had lived for the past 18 months.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she was a devoted homemaker and
farmer's wife and a faithful member of the Springdale Baptist Church.
She attended grade school at Pharisburg and graduated from Marysville
High School in 1927 and worked in the offices of local attorneys as a
legal secretary. She was a member of the Leesburg Grange and enjoyed
gardening, sewing and working crossword puzzles. She will be remembered
as an excellent speller and a truly loving aunt.
She was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Dover Township to the late H.A. and Bessie
Coffman Bellville and was predeceased by two sisters, Letha Rowlands and
Martha Stiner Lowe; two brothers, Harry Bellville and John Bellville;
and a nephew, Carlton Hughes. She married Forrest "Frosty" Amrine Oct.
11, 1930, and he died Feb. 20, 1986.
She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Lowell (Pauline) Amrine and John
Lowe of Marysville; eight nieces and nephews, Lester (Jacqueline) Stiner
of Michigan, Kay (James) Peterson and Roger (Delaine) Stiner of Florida,
Suzanne (Edwin) Fisher of Pennsylvania, Norma Jean (Robert) Eesley and
Kathryn (Jack) Lyday of Columbus, Marilyn (Jerry) Hardacre of Wisconsin
and Max (Karen) Amrine of Milford Center; many great-nieces and -nephews
and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her church family at Springdale
Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the
church, 18881 Springdale Road, Marysville. The Rev. Steve Waltman will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call at
the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DANIEL THOMAS PHILLIPS
Daniel Thomas Phillips, 78, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness with
Parkinson's disease.
He was a mechanical engineer and retired from the Nestle Company in
1983, having been the head project engineer in the construction of the
Burlington, Wis., chocolate factory. He was the Marysville Nestle plant
manager for seven years during the 1960s and 1970s and served as an
engineering consultant for Westreco and several construction firms in
Columbus. He also participated in design work for the Ohio State
University. During his career, he traveled extensively throughout the
United States, especially in Wisconsin, California and Oklahoma,
overseeing engineering projects for Nestle.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Puerto Rico. He
received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon
State University in 1950 and he and his family moved to Marysville from
White Plains, N.Y., in 1967, when he assumed the manager position at
Nestle.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville
where he was an elder, deacon and trustee and served on the church's
building committee in 1993. A volunteer and member of the board of
directors for the Central Ohio Parkinson's Society, he offered his own
case as a study for medicinal and physical research. He was instrumental
in organizing the local Parkinson's disease support group. He was a
former member of the Marysville Kiwanis Club and past chairman of United
Appeals and volunteered more than 900 hours for mobile meals at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was born March 1, 1924, in Portland, Ore., to the late Edward Frank
and May Beatrice Sparrow Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia I. Schneringer Phillips
whom he married July 13, 1947, in Portland; a daughter, Karen (Dale)
Richardson of Marysville; two granddaughters, Tracey (Matthew) DeLong of
Tennessee and Abby (Dave) Rohde of Vandalia; two step-grandchildren,
Stephanie (Leonard) Holland of Marysville and Doug (Amber) Richardson of
Richwood; three great-grandchildren, Hayden and Gwynne Rohde and Shelby
DeLong; two step-great-grandchildren, Dalton and Chloe Richardson; two
brothers, Jack E. (Yvonne) Phillips of New York and Thomas (Phyllis)
Phillips of Portland; and an aunt, Fern Mathiesen of Marysville.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb III will
officiate. The family invites those attending to a luncheon in Kennedy
Hall after the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society or to the church. Envelopes will be available at the Underwood
Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SUE MILLER
Sue Miller, 88, of Plain City died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Doctor's
West Hospital.
A homemeker, she was the former owner and operator of Miller's Kountry
Kitchen in Plain City. She was a founding member of United Bethel
Mennonite Church of Plain City.
She was born Dec. 1, 1914, in Yoder, Kan., to the late Reuben S. and
Susan J. Schrock and was predeceased by three son; a daughter, four
sisters; and seven brothers. She married Samuel D. Troyer Jan. 28, 1937,
and he died Dec. 3, 1941. She married Jonas J. Miller May 6, 1945, and
he died Jan. 20, 1992.
She is survived by eight children, Andrew (Loretta) Miller of Tennessee,
Maynard Troyer of New York, John Miller of Florida, Harvey (Miriam)
Miller of Berlin, Toby (Sara) Miller of Plain City, Sam (Karen) Troyer
of Berlin, Verna (Ervin) Chupp of Illinois and Esther (Danny) Kelley of
Plain City; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at United Bethel
Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road in Plain City and
burial will be at United Bethel Mennonite Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH L. COOK
Kenneth L. Cook, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 25,
2003, at the St. Lucie Medical Center.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machine maintenance
supervisor with Marion Power Shovel of Marion. He was a lifelong model
train enthusiast and member of the Train Collections Association. A
native of North Tonawanda, N.Y., he moved to Port St. Lucie 15 years ago
from Mount Victory.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude F. Cook, on July
14, 1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Gerri (Jeff) Haberman of Port St. Lucie;
four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilda
Hassall of Lockport, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Robert C. Kelley will officiate and burial
will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting
Nurse Association, 2400 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, Fla. 34996.

FREDA C. WARNOCK
Freda C. Warnock, 67, of Lucasville died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the
Southern Ohio Medical Center.
She was a former corrections supervisor at the Marysville Reformatory
for Women. She was a graduate of Portsmouth East High School and a
member of Scioto Baptist Church.
She was born Oct. 11, 1935, in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Anna
Lou Logan Patrick and was predeceased by a brother, Ray Lee.
She is survived by her husband, Max G. Warnock whom she married Sept.
27, 1952, in New Boston; two daughters, Pamela (Kenneth) Tillman of
Raymond and Paula (Richard) Foley of Richwood; a son, Dexter Warnock;
five grandchildren, Tara Spicer, Angie Warnock, Arlene Cook and Richie
and Ryan Foley; and six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Ali, Katie, Ivory,
Makayla and Jayden.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Scioto Baptist
Church. The Rev. Dave Lute will officiate and burial will be at Scioto
Cemetery on Cockrell's Run. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
the McKinley Funeral Home and an hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Freda C.
Warnock Athletic Scholarship Fund in care of the Shawnee State
Development Foundation, 940 Second St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.

MARY GRACE ECKSTORM SWENSON
Mary Grace Eckstorm Mills Swenson of Phoenix, formerly of Marysville,
died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, in Phoenix.

KENNETH L. COOK
Kenneth L. Cook, 94, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 25,
2003, at the St. Lucie Medical Center.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machine maintenance
supervisor with Marion Power Shovel of Marion. He was a lifelong model
train enthusiast and member of the Train Collections Association. A
native of North Tonawanda, N.Y., he moved to Port St. Lucie 15 years ago
from Mount Victory.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude F. Cook, on July
14, 1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Gerri (Jeff) Haberman of Port St. Lucie;
four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hilda
Hassall of Lockport, N.Y.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Robert C. Kelley will officiate and burial
will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting
Nurse Association, 2400 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, Fla. 34996.

MAX BRANT GREGORY
Max Brant Gregory, 60, of Tennessee, formerly of Marysville, died
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in Florida.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a carpenter
and farmer.
He was born Jan. 8, 1943, in Marysville to the late Brant and Elizabeth
Chapman Gregory.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Thomas Gregory of
Tennessee; children, Tammy (Mike) Johnson of Cincinnati, Scott (Tonja)
Gregory of South Carolina, Tawnya Gregory of Naples, Fla., Jeff
(Crystal) Brandel of Plain City and Jerry Brandel and Joe (Nikki)
Brandel of Milford Center; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Sandra
Kaye (Wayne) Choat of Thomasville, Ga., and Betty Jean Turner of
Middleburg, Fla.
Memorial services with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at the New California United Presbyterian Church. The Rev.
Philip Bougher will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 10089
Industrial Parkway, Plain City, Ohio 43064.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

PAUL A. "MOON" BRANNAN
Paul A. "Moon" Brannan, 58, of Zanesfield died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003,
at his home surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.
He owned and operated Brannan Excavating for more than 20 years. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Army and will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman
who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a NASCAR racing
enthusiast and loyal fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr. His greatest moments were
shared with his family and friends.
He was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Bellefontaine to the late Tom and Ruth
Skidmore Brannan and was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Brannan.
He is survived by his wife of more than 26 years, Cynthia Summers
Brannan whom he married April 10, 1976, in Kenton; three daughters,
Lyndsey (Shawn) Stiltner of Rushsylvania, Paula (Kevin) McDonnell of
Tucson, Ariz., and Dakota Brannan, 10, of the home; five grandchildren,
Mykala and Rayvn Stiltner, Samantha McConnell and Joseph and Stevie
Yslas; his stepmother, Rebecca Broadden of Urbana; three sisters, Jean
(Norm) Kenny of Bellefontaine, Phillis Carter of Ostrander and Joy
(Frank) Molden of Pomeroy; three stepbrothers, Bob (Frieda) Metcalf of
Richwood, Victor Scott of Bellefontaine and Matt Scott of Urbana; his
father- and mother-in-law, Paul and Shirley Summers of Russells Point; a
sister-in-law, Pam Scott of Mount Victory; a brother-in-law, Dick (Jane)
Summers of Bellefontaine; several nieces and nephews; and countless
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Michael Messick will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery
in West Mansfield with full military honors conducted by the Logan
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Joe Parker, Jamen Horn, Nelson Baxley, Chuck
Brannan, Wendell Connolly and Art Rausch.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care or the Logan
County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

HELEN HOLLAR
Helen Hollar, 75, of Mechanicsburg died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at
Doctor's West Hospital.
She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church.
She was born March 2, 1927, in Champaign County to the late Mitchell and
Etta Elizabeth Ballard Harrington and was predeceased by her husband,
John F. Hollar in 1985; two sons, Thomas Hollar in 1975 and Gary L.
Hollar in 1999; three brothers, Norman Eugene Harrington, Donald Leroy
Harrington and Samuel Eugene Harrington; and three sisters, Eleanor
Terrell, Alice Swisher and Frances Dunham.
She is survived by two sons, Jack W. (Rhonda) Hollar of Marysville and
Eugene (Sheila) Hollar of Mechanicsburg; four daughters, Betty (Carl)
Davis and Judy Davis of Plain City, Shirley (Thomas) Davis of Irwin and
Linda (Robert) Reed of Rosedale; 20 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary (Kenneth) Goings of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at
Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark/Champaign Diabetes
Association, the American Heart Association and the Kidney Foundation.

DR. JOHN E. CRAIG
Dr. John E. Craig, 91, of Marysville died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
Prior to retiring in 1978, he was a longtime local optometrist and
practiced from his office located across from the courthouse on West
Fifth Street. A 1939 graduate of Northern Illinois College of Optometry,
he served as an optometrist during World War II. As a private in the
Army, he sailed on the Queen Mary and was part of the force that landed
on Omaha Beach five days after D-Day. He served in the European Theater
of Operations and was part of an evacuation hospital where he examined
eyes with a mobile refraction unit in tents. Following the war, he
settled in Marysville to practice optometry.
He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville
where he served as elder, trustee and deacon, was a 60-year member of
Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
He was an avid sports fan and was known for his keen recall of baseball
trivia, especially of the New York Yankees, and he enjoyed golf and
bridge.
Following the death of his mother when he was foure, he was raised by
his father and stepmother on their dairy farm. He helped milk cows and
deliver milk twice a day with the help of his brother and stepbrother..
He was a graduate of West Liberty High School where he was a star
basketball and baseball player and graduated from Moore's Business
College in Urbana. He was a member of American Legion Post 79 in
Marysville.
He was born Jan. 19, 1912, in West Liberty to the late Herbert Guy and
Nellie Daily Craig. He married Chloene Winegardner in 1936 and she died
March 1, 1998.
He is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Earl (Estle)
Winegardner of Bluffton, Carl Winegardner of Waynesfield, Winona
Winegardner of Beaverdam and Maxine (Richard) Dorn of Brookville;
cousins, Katherine Detwiler and Ruth Buck of West Liberty; nieces and
nephews, Carole (Maury) Conn, Sue (Joseph) Winski and Todd (Lisa) Dorn;
and a close friend, Pat Kunkle.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First
Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas A. Lamb will officiate and burial
will be at Willow Branch Cemetery in Waynesfield. Friends may call from
3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where a Masonic
memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. A luncheon in Kennedy Hall at
the church will follow the funeral service.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Dackin, Walter Herd, Robert DeGroot,
Dr. Rodney Hurl, Glenn Irwin, Ted Byus, Larry Brubaker, Warren Widner,
L.P. "Rick" Weis, George Morelock, Jim Westfall, Daniel Niederkohr and
Pat Kunkle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Loving Care Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VERA I. JONES
Vera I. Jones, 87, of Prospect died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the
Maplewood Nursing Center in Marion.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Prospect. A 1933 graduate
of Prospect High School, she was a lifetime member of the Prospect
United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in
the women's circle and other church activities. She was a member of the
Prospect Community Chorus, Prospect Gardeners, O.C.C.L., Prospect,
Prospect Homemakers Club and Prospect Senior Citizens. She enjoyed her
family, gardening and traveling.
She was born Sept.. 7, 1915, in Thompson Township, Delaware County, to
the late William and May Hedges Knachel and was predeceased by her twin
sister, Vena Knachel. She married Robert E. Jones March 27, 1938, in
Prospect and he died March 2, 2001.
She is survived by two daughters, Marian (Richard) Blair of Prospect and
Ruby (Jon) Miller of Peoria, Ill.; a son, Dale (Joyce Ann) Jones of
Prospect; 10 grandchildren, Jon (Casey) Miller, Suzette Lester, Kim
(Mark) Nichols, Chris (Tina) Jones, Teresa (Kenneth) Bevis, Tammie
Ellet, Valinda (Bill) Klinger, Valarie (Doug) Gay, Vickey (Mike) Martin
and Vera (Doug) Mitchell; 24 great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith at the Prospect
United Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342, or the
Battle Run Fire and EMS, P.O. Box 241, Prospect, Ohio 43342.

PATRICIA L. KENOYER
Patricia L. Kenoyer, 66, of Urbana died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at her
home.
She was a travel agent with Creative Travel in Marysville. She was a
member of the First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine and the
Four Seasons Garden Club in Urbana.
She was born March 17, 1936, in Lima to Earl and Edythe Ward Ritchie and
was predeceased by her father and a sister, Jean Allen.
She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Kenoyer whom she married Dec.
31, 1957, in Bellefontaine; her mother of Bellefontaine; a son, Michael
D. (Rose) Kenoyer of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Mary, Mitchell,
Edward and William Kenoyer; and three sisters, Adrianne O'Connor of
Belle Center, Mary Susan Clampet of Philadelphia, Pa., and Ann Atkins of
Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty. The Rev. William Zeller
will officiate and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice of Springfield or
the Champaign County Cancer Society.

DANA C. MATHERS
Dana C. Mathers, 54, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He lived with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis for many
years but with determination was able to enjoy his caring family,
delight in watching Winston Cup auto racing and take pleasure in
traveling and cultural outings. He was a 1966 graduate of Marysville and
a former auto mechanic. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in
an Army maintenance battalion in Germany, and received a National
Defense Ribbon and Good Conduct Medals. He was a longtime member of the
First United Methodist Church of Marysville and a member of Union County
Civil Defense.
He was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Plain City to Ernest C. and Esther Bliss
Mathers and was predeceased by his father and an infant brother, Larry
Lee Mathers.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife, Patricia Ann
Thomas Mathers whom he marred Oct. 19, 1968; a daughter, Wendy (Doug)
Endsley of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Chad A. Mathers of Marysville; a
granddaughter, Jenna Endsley; a brother, Paul D. Mathers of Marysville;
a sister-in-law, Pam (Steven) Yoder of Texas; a brother-in-law, Randy
(Ann) Thomas of North Lewisburg; many aunts and uncles, including Claude
and Alice Mathers of Plain City; Donald and Miriam Bliss of Unionville
Center and Molly Fenner of Columbus; and nieces and nephews, Laurie
Landon and Jennifer Combs, Fred, Jeremy and Kevin Thomas and Zachary
Yoder.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First United
Methodist Church of Marysville. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate
and burial will be at noon Monday at the Unionville Center Cemetery with
military honors conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor
Guard. Friends may call at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ARNOLD B. "WHITEY" BERG
Arnold B. "Whitey" Berg, 82, of Richwood died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a concrete finisher and owned Richwood Concrete Floor. He was a
member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect and Mount Carmel Lodge
303 F&AM in Richwood.
He was born May 30, 1920, in Prentice, Wis., to the late Frank and Anna
Berg.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Evans Berg whom he married 1948; a
son, Tim Berg of Marysville; and a daughter, Elna Berg of Marysville.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire
Department Association, P.O. Box 15, Richwood, Ohio 43344.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN J. DAVIE
John J. Davie, 72, of Bellefontaine, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center following an extended illness.
He retired in 1985 following 30 years of dedicated service with Siemens
in Bellefontaine. He attended Zanesfield High School and served in the
United States Army during the Korean Conflict. An avid outdoorsman, he
always looked forward to his annual spring mushroom hunts and fall
fishing trips with Jim and George Organ. He enjoyed football and
basketball, especially on the high school and college level, and as a
young man was a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. His greatest joy
came from watching his grandsons learn to swim and play T-ball and
soccer.
He was born March 7, 1930, in Raymond to the late Carl J. and Ruth Grant
Davie. Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Jaylyn Johnson; five
brothers: Nathaniel "Shan" Davie, Carl Davie, Jr.; James Harold "Dutch"
Davie, Tom Davie and Ward "Herk" Davie; and four sisters: Esther
Beightler, Ruby Fisher, Laura Jean Penney and Joy Brehm.
Survivors include his wife of more than 46 years, Betty Mayer Davie whom
he married on Sept. 26, 1956, at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Marysville; a daughter, Tina (Norm) Johnson of West Mansfield; two
grandsons, Landon and Cameron Johnson; a sister, Janet Anderson of
Delaware; four sisters-in-law: Dorothy Davie and Beulah Davie, both of
Bellefontaine, Shirley Davie of Mount Victory; and LaDonna Davie or
Marysville; a brother-in-law, Bob Brehm of Raymond and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West
Mansfield. Pastor Keith Matthews will officiate and burial with military
honors conducted by the Logan County Veterans Association will take
place at York Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zanesfield
EMS in care of the funeral home.

FRANCES LUCILLE ELLIOTT
Frances Lucille Elliott, 79, a longtime resident of West Mansfield died
Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at her home following a short illness.
A homemaker, she was a faithful member of the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church. She belonged to the Silver Circle and was a 1942
graduate of West Mansfield High School. She cherished her friendships
with her classmates and was very honored to have hosted their 60th class
reunion at her home in May. She possessed a terrific sense of humor and
was a great source of inspiration to her family.
She participated in the 2002 Logan county Cancer Society Relay for Life
and personally helped raised $1,200. She loved flowers and fishing and
was a devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the University of
Cincinnati Bearcats. She was very proud of her children and
grandchildren and her greatest joy came from cooking meals for her
family.
One of seven children, she was born March 16, 1923, in Lower Salem to
the late James Forrest and Anna Ellen Myers Carpenter. She married Neil
D. Elliott on Feb. 2, 1944, and he preceded her in death. Also preceding
her in death were three brothers: Lawrence, Wayne "Mike" and Forrest
Carpenter; and two sisters: Betty Myers and Ruth Elsasser.
Survivors include her daughter, Shonia (Robert) Stevenson of West
Mansfield; three sons: James (Twyla) Elliott, Bartt (Carol) Elliott, and
Brett Elliott, all of West Mansfield; 11 grandchildren: Sean Stevenson,
Scott (Trisha) Stevenson, Natalie Stevenson, Justin and Logan Elliott,
Levi, Tyler and Codi Elliott, Josh (Cori) Orahood, Jason (Sara) Orahood,
and Jessie Orahood; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Carpenter
of West Liberty; three brothers-in-law: Theodore "Red" Elsasser of
Kenton, Robert D. (Charlene) Elliott of West Mansfield , and Lawrence
Elliott of Glenwood Springs, Co.; many nieces and nephews; a special
friend, Bernard James of West Mansfield; her classmates and countless
other friends and neighbors.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church. Reverend Michael Messick will officiate and burial will take
place beside her husband at Greenlawn Cemetery in West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care, the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church or the Logan County Cancer Society all
in care of the funeral home.

 

MARY E. LEWIS
Mary E. Lewis, 77, of Clearwater, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at
her residence.
She was born in Marysville and moved to Clearwater in 1979. She was a
bank bookkeeper.
She is survived by a son, Richard C. "Rick" Lewis of Safety Harbor,
Fla.; a daughter, Mary K. Minshall of Plain City; 6 six grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Holloway Funeral Home, 112 Bayview
Blvd., Oldsmar, Fla.

CLARA MARIA ARENAS SOUSA
Clara Maria Arenas Sousa, 94, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 15,
2003, at Hospice House in Odessa.
A loving homemaker, Clara was a faithful member of Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church in Odessa. She volunteered much of her time teaching the
English language to many Spanish-speaking members of her community.
During World War II she worked in an airplane factory, contributing to
the war effort as part of the group of women known as "Rosie the
Riveter." She enjoyed playing the piano, flower gardening and supporting
the Girl Scouts. She will be remembered as a loving mother and
grandmother with a terrific and unique sense of humor.
She was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Cordova, Vera Cruz, Mexico, to the late
Oscar and Esther Morris Arenas and was predeceased by a daughter and
son-in-law, Renee Sousa Jimenez and Joseph "Jose" Jimenez; and a son,
John Phillip Sousa. She married Victor Manuel Sousa in 1930 and he died
in 1954.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Dale) Sorrells of Odessa; a son,
Victor (Elizabeth, M.D.) Sousa, M.D., of Pleasantville, N.Y.; 15
grandchildren, Julie Whipple and Anne Neininger of Marysville, Claire
(Thomas) Turnbull of Delaware, Mary (Michael) Kirschenbaum of Mount
Carmel, Tenn., Joseph (Julie) Jimenez and Victor (Elaine) Jimenez of
Dublin, Vicki Switzer, Camille Piccatello, Edward Sousa and Mary (Scott)
Donahue of New Jersey, John Phillip Sousa of Texas and Matthew
(Veronique) Sousa, Anna (Daniel) Stahley, Claire Sousa and Anjana Sousa
of New York; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Laura)
Glockner of Ottsville, Pa., and Antonio Glockner of Portland, Ore.; and
many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz
will officiate and burial will be beside her daughter at the church
cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of
the service Thursday. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston
Ave., Odessa, Texas 79761, or in care of the funeral home.

CATHERINE MCCLAIN WOODS WOLLAM
Catherine McClain Woods Wollam 92, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of
Marysville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Sherley Woods.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha Y. Russell of Pegram, Tenn.,
and Lillian Sorrells of Shelbyville, Ky.; seven stepdaughters; a sister,
Margaret Harris of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shannon
Funeral Home in Shelbyville and burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

MARY E. LEWIS
Mary E. Lewis, 77, of Clearwater, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at
her residence.
She was born in Marysville and moved to Clearwater in 1979. She was a
bank bookkeeper.
She is survived by a son, Richard C. "Rick" Lewis of Safety Harbor,
Fla.; a daughter, Mary K. Minshall of Plain City; 6 six grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Holloway Funeral Home, 112 Bayview
Blvd., Oldsmar, Fla.

CLARA MARIA ARENAS SOUSA
Clara Maria Arenas Sousa, 94, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 15,
2003, at Hospice House in Odessa.
A loving homemaker, Clara was a faithful member of Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church in Odessa. She volunteered much of her time teaching the
English language to many Spanish-speaking members of her community.
During World War II she worked in an airplane factory, contributing to
the war effort as part of the group of women known as "Rosie the
Riveter." She enjoyed playing the piano, flower gardening and supporting
the Girl Scouts. She will be remembered as a loving mother and
grandmother with a terrific and unique sense of humor.
She was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Cordova, Vera Cruz, Mexico, to the late
Oscar and Esther Morris Arenas and was predeceased by a daughter and
son-in-law, Renee Sousa Jimenez and Joseph "Jose" Jimenez; and a son,
John Phillip Sousa. She married Victor Manuel Sousa in 1930 and he died
in 1954.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Dale) Sorrells of Odessa; a son,
Victor (Elizabeth, M.D.) Sousa, M.D., of Pleasantville, N.Y.; 15
grandchildren, Julie Whipple and Anne Neininger of Marysville, Claire
(Thomas) Turnbull of Delaware, Mary (Michael) Kirschenbaum of Mount
Carmel, Tenn., Joseph (Julie) Jimenez and Victor (Elaine) Jimenez of
Dublin, Vicki Switzer, Camille Piccatello, Edward Sousa and Mary (Scott)
Donahue of New Jersey, John Phillip Sousa of Texas and Matthew
(Veronique) Sousa, Anna (Daniel) Stahley, Claire Sousa and Anjana Sousa
of New York; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Laura)
Glockner of Ottsville, Pa., and Antonio Glockner of Portland, Ore.; and
many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz
will officiate and burial will be beside her daughter at the church
cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of
the service Thursday. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, 903 N. Sam Houston
Ave., Odessa, Texas 79761, or in care of the funeral home.

CATHERINE MCCLAIN WOODS WOLLAM
Catherine McClain Woods Wollam 92, of Shelbyville, Ky., formerly of
Marysville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Sherley Woods.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha Y. Russell of Pegram, Tenn.,
and Lillian Sorrells of Shelbyville, Ky.; seven stepdaughters; a sister,
Margaret Harris of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shannon
Funeral Home in Shelbyville and burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

BRANDON KYLE BAKER
Brandon Kyle Baker, 13, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 14,
2003, at the Villa Angela Nursing Center in Columbus.
He enjoyed listening to Christian music artists who sing about angels.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Robert Baker; and an
uncle, Rick Mitchell.
He was born June 10, 1989, to Gary and Gayle Mitchell Baker of
Marysville and is survived by his parents; two sisters, Allison and
Heather; two brothers, Deryk and Zachary; maternal grandparents, Ken and
Sharon Mitchell of Marysville; paternal grandmother, Betty Baker of
Urbana; an aunt, Tammi (Harry) Hilgenberg of Prospect; and three uncles,
Robert Baker of Germany, David Baker of Urbana and Tim Baker of New
York.
The Rev. David Grose will conduct private graveside services. The Ingram
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the
Radiant Life Assembly of God, Church, Operation Jabez, for a youth room
at the church and to support youth ministries.

HUEY E. KLINE
Huey E. Kline, 84, of Prospect died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at
Maplewood Nursing Center.
He was a brick mason. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed
hunting and fishing.
He was born July 7, 1918, in Prospect to the late Hughy and Edna Mae
Boothe Kline and was predeceased by three brothers and seven sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Miley Kline whom he married May 21,
1945, in Prospect; two sons, Kevin Kline of Indian Lake and Steve Kline
of Riverview, Fla.; two daughters, Patty (Billy) Cantrell of Ostrander
and Karen (Jack) Byrd of Prospect; a sister, Lucille Wagnor of Poway,
Calif.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson
Society, P.O. Box 18313, Columbus, Ohio 43218-0313 or the American Lung
Association of Mid-Ohio, 1700 Arlingate Lane. Columbus, Ohio 43228.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

LAWRENCE "LARRY" SCHEIDERER
Lawrence "Larry" Scheiderer, 82, of Milford Center died Friday, Feb. 14,
2003, at his home after a long, hard battle with cancer.
He was a lifelong farmer and a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Chuckery. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard - Merchant Marines
from 1944-46.
He was born March 8, 1920, in Union County to the late Conrad and Lillia
Rausch Scheiderer and was predeceased by a sister, Christine Boester in
2000.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lelia Forshey Scheiderer whom he
married May 19, 1946; a son, Doug (Linda) Scheiderer; a granddaughter,
Tiffany; a grandson, Greg; two sisters, Irene Wolff and Helen Scheiderer
of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Pauline Tate of Hilliard; two nieces and
three nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial will be at St.
Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. today at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
Loving Care Hospice of Union County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.

ADA N. HUGHES
Ada N. Hughes, 93, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Heartland of Greenville.
She and her husband Everett operated the Mobil Gas Station for 25 years
and the Home Restaurant for five years in Milford Center. When Everett's
health began to fail, they moved from Milford Center to Marysville. She
was a 1927 graduate of Milford Center High School, a longtime member of
the Milford Center United Methodist Church and a member of the Windsor
and Community Seniors where she volunteered with the community meals
program for 21 years accumulating 7,541 hours of volunteer service. She
enjoyed bingo, reading and crafts.
She was born Sept. 28, 1909, in Milford Center to the late Simon and
Nellie Suddeth Nichols and she was predeceased by her husband, Everett
M. Hughes in 1998.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James (Joanne) Hughes of
Greenville; two granddaughters, Holly (John) Trittschuh and Angela
Pfoutz of Piqua; two great-granddaughters, Nicole and Amanda Pfoutz of
Piqua; a niece and a nephew; and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ron 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 Memorial Hospital Community Meals
in care of the funeral home.

JAMES A. CUMMINGS
James A. "Koz" Cummings, 52, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at his home in
West Mansfield as the result of a barn fire from which he was trying to
rescue his beloved animals.
Born in Pontiac, Mich., on April 4, 1950, he was preceded in death by
his father John S. "Jack" Cummings.
Survivors include his mother, Eleanor A. "Ellie" Cummings of Marion; a
daughter, Carrie A. (C.C.) Hannah of Powell; grandchildren, Conner,
Zachary and Chloe of Powell; a twin brother, Timothy L. "T.C." (Nancy)
Cummings of Marion; brother, John J. (Sue) Cummings of Galena; sister,
Patricia A. Cummings of Vashon, Wash.; and friend, Connie Schneider of
West Mansfield.
He was a 1968 graduate of River Valley High School, served in the U.S.
Navy and was a graduate of The Ohio State University. He spent most of
his career with the Environmental Protection Agency and in the
telecommunications industry. An avid environmentalist and animal lover,
he enjoyed music and played bass guitar professionally for more than 30
years in numerous bands throughout central Ohio. As a member of the
Little Eric Band, he won the Jaycees National Battle of the Bands in the
early 1970s.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, 197 E. Center St., Marion where family will receive
friends directly following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Humane Society in his
name.
Arrangements are being handled by Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors
of Marion. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
gunderhallfolk@aol.com.

MARY ELIZABETH RENNER PALMER
Mary Elizabeth Renner Palmer, 71, of Columbus died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003,
at Villa Angela Nursing Home.
She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, Casper and Dora Renner; her husband,
William "Bill"; and two brothers, Herbert and Vernon Renner.
She is survived by five sons, Gary (Ruth), David (Sherry), Neil (Linda),
Wayne (Pam) and Mark (Sue): 11 grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda, Erica,
Jessica, Joshua, Elizabeth, Samuel, Krista, Greta, Henry and Jacob; two
brothers, Norman (Margia) Renner of Irwin and Walter (Cynthia) Renner; a
sister-in-law, Adele Renner; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends from church and several Bible study groups.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran
Church, 766 S. High St. The Rev. Peter Reetz will officiate and burial
will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. today at the Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, Columbus,
and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church debt reduction fund or
to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214.


SYLVIA E. BEENEY PHELPS
Sylvia E. Beeney Phelps, 93, of Richwood died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was retired as a cook with the Richwood schools. She was a member of
the Richwood Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening outside.
She was born Aug. 17, 1909, in Portland, Ind., to the late Wilbur and
Susie Chapman Evans and was predeceased by a brother, Dale Evans; and
three sisters, Laura Seelig, Stella Hendrickson and Virginia Snare. She
married Scott Beeney Oct. 11, 1929, in Richwood and he died May 13,
1962. She married Wayne Peak June 1, 1968, and he died May 7, 1974, and
she then married Carelton Phelps Aug. 17, 1977, and he died June 28,
1990.
She is survived by a son, Ernest D. (Norma) Beeney of Richwood and
Shirley A. (Bob) Jerew of Richwood; six grandchildren, Bud, Lynn, Karen,
Doug, Pam and Scott; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two
stepsons, Bruce (Marge) Phelps of Germantown and Mike (Sandy) Phelps of
Amelia; a stepdaughter, Phyllis (John) Smith of Germantown; and four
step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. Pastor Dale Baker will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association, P.O. Box 15, Richwood, Ohio 43344; or Loving Care
Hospice, P.O. Box 613, Marysville.

JEFF HEADLEE
Jeff Headlee, 39, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was born Jan. 13, 1963, in Columbus to Norman and Elena Headlee and
was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother, Elena Woodard of Huntsville; a brother,
Michael Headlee of Plain City; and his stepmother, Emily Headlee of
Marysville.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Carmel Christian
Center, 9986 Amish Road, Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's
Hospital Foundations Department, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio
43272-5117.

DEAN JEFFERSON LEITER
Dean Jefferson Leiter, 82, of Broadway, formerly of the Delaware area,
died Friday, Feb. 7, 2003.
He was a retired dairy farmer and a Na-Churs distributor. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II and was an LCI commanding officer. He was a
1947 graduate of the Ohio State University and a former member of the
Delaware County Farm Bureau.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie I. Leiter in March 1993;
a brother, Elmer Leiter; and a brother-in-law, Russ Bayless.
He is survived by a daughter, Francie (Dale) DeCarlo; two sons, Jeff
(Jenny) Leiter and Duane (Kathleen) Leiter; five grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Will (Jennie) Leiter; and a
sister-in-law, Renie Bayless.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., Delaware. Pastor Wayne Guynn
will officiate and burial will be at Pleasant Cemetery in Harrisburg,
Madison County. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

JOHN JOSEPH "JOE" MICHAEL
John Joseph "Joe" Michael, 88, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 6,
2003, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired from the state of Ohio after 17 years as a financial
institution examiner and formerly was employed with International
Harvester in Springfield. He once served as the mayor of Mechanicsburg
and was the manager of the Awanda Inn restaurant and bar in Marysville
for several years. He was a 50-year member and past master of
Mechanicsburg Chapter 113 F&AM and formerly attended the Mechanicsburg
Methodist-Protestant Church.
He was a member of the Mechanicsburg High School class of 1934 and
played tackle on the football team. He enjoyed horse racing and golf and
was a devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds and OSU Buckeyes football and
basketball programs.
He was born April 2, 1914, in Mechanicsburg to the late Roy and Maudline
West Michael and was predeceased by two grandchildren, Luke Michael and
Tony Mullins; five brothers, Gerald, Eugene, Donald, Lester and Herbert
Michael; a sister, Helen Jane Imes; a step-granddaughter, Tonia Kilfian;
and his former wife, Marjorie Linvill Michael.
He is survived by his wife of more than 22 years, Betty Manahan
Farrington Michael whom he married June 6, 1980, at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Columbus; two daughters, Patricia (Ray) Woodruff of
Urbana and Jodi (Donald) Ballard of Springfield; three sons, John
(Claudette) Michael of Springfield, Jim (Judy) Michael of Marysville and
Richard (Judy) Michael of Texas; two stepdaughters, Rhonda (Glenn)
Wright of Orland Park, Ill., and Barbara (Monty) Kilfian of Huntsville;
14 grandchidlren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step-granddaughters,
Ashley Wright and Tahnee Hales; four sisters-in-law, Dorothea Michael of
Delaware, Helen Michael of Richmond, Va., Patricia Michael of Mutual and
Mabel Michael of Mechanicsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home where memorial service by Mechanicsburg Chapter 113 F&AM
will be held at 5 p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DORTHA ETHEL PARMER
Dortha Ethel Parmer, 96, of Richwood died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from O.M. Scott and Sons in Marysville and was a
lifelong resident of Union County. She was a member of the Claibourne
United Methodist Church and its Women's Society, the Claibourne Grange
and the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Oct. 4, 1906, in Union County to the late Charley and
Minnie Johnson Parmer and was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by two nieces, Nadine Van Winkle of Richwood and Bette
Schultz of Canal Winchester; and several other nieces, nephews and
cousins.
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 Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church memorial fund. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

LORETTA J. SAXTON
Loretta J. Saxton, 66, of near Prospect died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at
her sister's home in Richwood.
She was a graduate of Richwood High School and recently retired from the
Marion Post Office where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of
Shiloh Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling and collecting and making
arts and crafts.
She was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Marion to the late Francis James and
Starling Shaw Millington and was predeceased by five brothers, Robert,
James, William, Ronald and Roger Millington. She married Casper Leslie
Saxton Feb. 12, 1960, and he died Feb. 6, 1989.
She is survived by two daughters, Kay (James) Good of Prospect and
Leslie (Norman) Lanier of Port Clinton; a son, Lester Ray Saxton of
Prospect; five grandchildren, Amber Skaggs, Jon Saxton, Syrus Saxton,
Ray Saxton and Francis Saxton; a great-granddaughter, Shania Skaggs; two
sisters, JoAnna (James) Fields of Richwood and Mary (Dan) Knapp of West
Mansfield; and three brothers, John (Linda) Millington of Mount Gilead
and Richard (Kathy) Millington and Rodney Millington of Bucyrus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Robert Schmelzer will officiate and burial
will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

INEZ PETTERSON BELLOMY HOOKER
Inez Patterson Bellomy Hooker, 81, of Avinger, Texas, formerly of
Longview, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Linden, Texas.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She had lived in
Avinger for three years.
She was born May 15, 1921, in Wood County, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Hooker of Avinger whom she married
Dec. 16, 1983, in Longview; three sons, Glen Bellomy of Prattsville,
N.Y., Charles Bennie Bellomy of Diana, Texas, and Tommy Joe Bellomy of
Zanesfield; two daughters, Muriel Loftin of Avinger, Texas, and Linda
Ellen Miller of Grand Prairie, Texas; 23 grandchildren; 34
great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Croley Chapel in
Gilmer, Texas. Brothers Clay Potter and Melvin Harrell will officiate
and burial will be at Little Hope Cemetery in Wood County. Friends may
call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Bellomy, John Bellomy, Steve Bellomy, Kirk
Logston, Trent Logston and Zack Logston.

GEORGE W. MCCABE
George W. McCabe, 53, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital after a brief illness.
He was employed by the village of Shawnee Hills and was an avid model
car enthusiast. At his death, he became an organ donor.
He was born March 26, 1949, in Columbus to the late Edwin L. and Eva
Brown McCabe and was predeceased by a brother, Edwin E. McCabe in 1994;
a sister, Ruth Townsend in 1988; and a brother-in-law, Charles N. Devore
in 1995.
He is survived by two sisters, Sharon L. Devore of Marysville and Marie
(Loran) Faulk of Dublin; a brother, Robert Jack (Sharon) McCabe of Plain
City; a brother-in-law, Ronald Townsend of Malta; a sister-in-law,
Gladys McCabe of Plain City; special friends, Judy Peters, Julie
Dilenschneider and David Allen; and numerous other relatives and a host
of friends.
The Revs. Mebane McMahon and Roger Gorden will officiate at a memorial
service to be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jerome United Methodist
Church fellowship hall, 10531 Jerome Road in Jerome. Friends may call at
the hall from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

SALLY LOU DEGOOD
Sally Lou DeGood, 66, of Marion died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, surrounded by
her family after a courageous battle with cancer.
She had been employed by Quaker Oats, Huber Manufacturing and FCA and
had helped her nieces with a daycare business. She was a member of
Central Christian Church, was active with Baseball For Youth and enjoyed
playing bingo.
She was born in Marion April 8, 1936, to the late Harry and Ida Layman
Freese and was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. She married
Donnie DeGood June 28, 1955, and he died in 1998.
She is survived by three sons, Pat (Robin) DeGood, Michael "Andy"
(Jennifer) DeGood and Vince (Crystal) DeGood of Marion; two daughters,
Cyd (Jeff) Beam and Tami (Mickey) Bloomfield of Marion; 12
grandchildren, Jeffery, Sarah, Gedy, Mindy, Colton, Brandi, Sarah O.,
Tiffany, Codi, Brooklynn, Gabrielle and Alexis of Marion; and a sister;
Iola (Homer) Watson of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hughes-Allen
Funeral Home, 318 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion. The Rev. Dr. C. Reid Miller
will officiate and burial will follow at the Marion Cemetery. Friends
may call from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.hughesallen.com.


ELSIE BELLE SNYDER
Elsie Belle Snyder, 90, of Bellefontaine died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at
Logan Acres Nursing Home where she had lived since 1980.
She was retired as an X-ray technician with Miami Valley Hospital in
Dayton and had formerly worked at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. She was a
member of the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren and was a 1930
graduate of DeGraff High School. She had a lifelong appreciation for
beauty in all its forms, in nature, music and art. She was always
interested in her family and assisted a cousin in a major genealogical
project that resulted in a book which is available at the Genealogical
Society Library in Logan County. She will be remembered for producing
numerous scrapbooks for family members.
She was born June 8, 1912, in Bellefontaine to the late Paul A. and
Alice E. Rodabaugh Snyder and was predeceased by a sister, Alice G.
Gatten and two brothers, Amos and Clarence Snyder.
She is survived by a brother, Lester L. (Helen) Snyder Sr. of Belle
Center; a sister, Mary Cost of Rushsylvania, with whom she lived for 11
years prior to entering Logan Acres; many nieces and nephews; and her
extended family at Logan Acres.
The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate at graveside services at 2:30 p.m.
Friday at the Philadelphia Cemetery in Bellefontaine. No calling hours
will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan Acres Nursing Home in care
of the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield which
is handling arrangements.

CAROL J. ZELLER TROUT
Carol J. Zeller Trout, 51, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a 1969 graduate of Triad High School and was employed by Honda
of America for 14 years until she resigned with health problems. She
enjoyed roses and her gardens which she maintained until her illness.
She was born May 1, 1951, in Pikeville, Ky., to James Robert and Ruth
Conley Elkins and was predeceased by her father on July 8, 1998, and by
a nephew, Wyatt Scott Fry in 1995.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Trout whom she married Sept. 9,
2002; a son, Adam Zeller of the home; her mother; two sisters, Phyllis
Hook of Mechanicsburg and Michelle (Dave) Hunter of North Lewisburg; and
several nieces and nephews, including Morgan, who was the apple of her
eye.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Freedom Baptist
Church, Route 245 and Burton Road, North Lewisburg. Pastors William
Crawford and David Hernandez 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 church.
The Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 113
E. Church St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

STELLA MAE HORNSBY TILLMAN
Stella Mae Hornsby Tillman, 73, of Marion, formerly of Richwood, died
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.
She was living at Morningview Care Center in Marion. She was a homemaker
and especially enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She dedicated most of
her life to caring for her family.
She was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Maysville County, Ky., and was
predeceased by her father, Hoghie Hornsby; her mother, Marie Perkins
Hornsby Poe; six sisters; four brothers; a daughter, Debra Sue Tillman
in 1965; a son, Thomas Francis Tillman in 2002; and her husband, Bernard
Ray Tillman Sr. on Dec. 24, 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Roxanna (Paul) Warye of Grafton and
Sandra (Mike) Gregg of Marion; a son, Ricky Lee (Tonya) Tillman of
Richwood; stepchildren, Bernard Ray "Pete" (Patty) Tillman of Kings
Mountain, N.C., and Richard (Jan) Tillman of Raymond; 13 grandchildren;
and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Chaney will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morningview Care Center, 677
Marion-Cardington Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

JOHN RITTENHOUSE
John Rittenhouse, 83, of Prospect died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
He was a farmer and a member of the Radnor Baptist Church.
He was born July 21, 1919, in Prospect to the late Norman Stanley and
Lula Stiffler Rittenhouse and was predeceased by a brother and three
sisters.
He is survived by a son, John "Butch" Rittenhouse Jr. of Prospect; two
daughters, Darlene D. Ward of Delaware and Ruth Ann Geeck of Florida;
seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Tom Lasley will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central
Community Baptist Church, 6989 Waldo-Delaware Road, Waldo, Ohio 43356 or
Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 4041 N. High St., Suite 300, Columbus,
Ohio 43214. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ELWOOD B. BOGER JR.
Elwood B. Boger Jr., 58, of Marysville died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union county following a five
year battle with emphysema.
He was employed with Buckeye Pump as a maintenance associate and was
subcontracted with Honda of America in the paint department. A veteran
of the U.S. Army, he enjoyed football and was a devoted fan of the
Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also loved hunting and
fishing and will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman.
He was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Sandusky to the late Elwood and Clara
Hyberger Boger Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles
Boger.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Virginia Rowe Boger, whom he
married on Aug. 19, 1967, in Cuyahoga Falls. Also surviving are a
daughter, Cathy Boger of Marysville, and two sons, Kevin (Marsha) Boger
of Kenton, and Brian (Angela) Boger or Marysville, seven grandchildren:
Nathon, Adam, Trevor, Kaylon, Zachary, Kellie and Cody; a brother,
Edward Boger of Florida, four sisters: Florence Pocock of Clyde, Olive
(Virgil) Chidister of Fremont, Elnora (Paul) Leber of Florida and
Harrietta Smith of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, no calling hours or services will be
observed.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences and memorial contributions to the American Lung Association
may be sent in care of the funeral home.

JOSEPH B. HERVEY

Joseph B. Hervey, 88, of Marysville died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at the
residence of his son in Stanfield, N.C.
He was retried as a Standard Oil Distributor in Marysville and was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church and an Army veteran of World War
II.
He was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Marysville to the late Richard C. and
Melissa McCracken Hervey and was predeceased on March 24, 1991, by his
first wife, Betty J. Marshall Hervey. He then married Helen Hackett and
she also preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, John (Barbara) Hervey of Stanfield; three
grandchildren, Mike (Joellen) Hervey and Amy Hervey of Stanfield and Ben
Hervey of Cary, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Cory, Seth and Marshall
Hervey; a sister, Emelyn H. Payne of Woodstock; a stepdaughter, Shirley
(Chuck) Brown of Byhalia; and a stepson, Robert Montgomery of Chicago.
Dr. Ralph E. Holt will officiate at funeral services which will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland, N.C.
Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday at the Claibourne
Cemetery in Richwood with the Rev. Ron Payne officiating. Friends may
call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home which is
in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 980 N.
First St., Albemarle, N.C. 28002 or in care of the Ingram Funeral Home.

ROBERT M. "BOB" FOX
Robert M. "Bob" Fox, 82, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was a 1939 graduate of Richwood High School and was a dedicated
lifetime farmer. He had been a DeKalb seed corn dealer and won numerous
awards for his corn production and sales. He was a member of the
Richwood First Baptist Church and Richwood Civic Center. He enjoyed
fishing and going to Minnesota to Monson's Camp.
He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Richwood to the late Homer S. and Ethel L.
Hodge Fox and was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Matye.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby J. Blue whom he married Aug. 10, 1940,
at the home of her parents; a daughter, Deborah Ann (John) Lawyer of
Lyndhurst; two children, Michael and Brittany Lawyer; a sister, Ruth
(Arch) Lindsey of Richwood; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Rick and Mike Hoffman, Jesse Conrad, Dick George,
Dan Lehman, Kevin Blue and Larry Dysert.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church,
101 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344, or New Hope Community Church,
P.O. Box 416, Marysville.

F. ETHEL MODER
F. Ethel Moder, 91, of Marysville died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and former employee of Robinson's Poultry Company in
Marysville. She was a longtime member of the First English Lutheran
Church, the ladies group of the church and the McGuffey Literary Club.
Her favorite pastimes included playing cards, dominos and bingo and
working puzzles. She enjoyed visiting with people and was a very devoted
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was born Nov. 14, 1911, in Logan County near Zanesfield to the late
Charles and Rosa Mae Park Levan and was predeceased by four sisters and
a brother. She married Lewis J.G. Moder Feb. 25, 1934, and he died July
21, 1991.
She is survived by their children, Robert E. "Bob" (Lois) Moder and
Barbara Louise Swearengin of Marysville and Michael H. (Donna) Moder of
Chillicothe; seven grandchildren, Tami (Randy) Neff of Zanesville, Brian
L. Moder, Brandi K. Echert and Jill A. Swearengin of Marysville, Randi
K. (Gabe) Zinser of Pataskala and Michael Moder and Amy Moder of
Chillicothe; eight great-grandchildren, Summer and Abbie Neff, Justin
and Travis Eckert, Devin and Zachary Zinser and Christopher and Brittany
Moder.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Richard Genzman and Renee Ahern will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Casket bearers will be Brian Moder, Randy Neff, Michael Moder, Kenneth
Foreman, Pete Foreman and Roger Geer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church
in care of the funeral home.

GARLAND ELVIN "SONNY" WILLIAMS
Garland Elvin "Sonny" Williams, 61, of Raymond, formerly of Hurricane,
W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his home.
He was a lifetime truck driver, retiring from Cassens Transport in 1998,
and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 654 in Springfield. Throughout
his career, he received recognition and awards involving his safety
record and driving skills and for many years was selected to participate
in the Columbus truck rodeo. He was a 1959 graduate of Dunbar High
School in Dunbar, W.Va., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on
the USS San Pablo. He enjoyed bowling.
He was a devoted member of the Marysville Free Will Baptist Church where
he served as Sunday School superintendent, taught the Homemakers class
for married couples, was on the church board and compiled the weekly
bulletin. He sang in the church's gospel group, Vessels. He will be
remembered as being dedicated to his church and a devoted father to
anybody, especially people in need, such as the depressed, sick or
lonely.
He was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Charleston, W.Va. Because his father,
Garland E. Williams died before he was born, he was raised by his
paternal grandparents, the late J.W. and Bessie Williams. He was
predeceased by an infant daughter, Tammy.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Mary McDuell Williams whom he
married Jan. 18, 1961, in Elkton, Md.; three daughters, Vicki (Frank)
Moseley of Raymond, Tina (Jim) Guisinger of Milford Center and Theresa
(Brian) O'Connors; a son, Garland E. "Sonny" (Terri) Williams of
Winfield, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren, Stephanie, Michelle, Hope, Jeremy,
Ryan, Logan, Jessica, Kyle, Shain, Brooke, Jasmine, Summer and Aspen;
two great-grandchildren, Chase and Cody Williams; two brothers-in-law,
Chris (Sandy) McDuell of Connecticut and Stephen (Marietta) McDuell of
Australia; and an aunt, Nancy (James) Schaffer of Campbells Creek, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Marysville
Free Will Baptist Church. Pastor Jon Mountjoy will officiate and burial
will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Garland E. Williams Family
Memorial Fund in care of the Underwood Funeral Home which is in charge
of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELWOOD B. BOGER JR.
Elwood B. Boger Jr., 58, of Marysville died Friday, Jan. 31, 2002, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a 5-year
battle with emphysema.
He was employed with Buckeye Pump as a maintenance associate and was
subcontracted with Honda of America in the paint department. A veteran
of the U.S. Army, he enjoyed football and was a devoted fan of the
Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also loved hunting and
fishing and will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman.
He was born Dec. 6, 1944, in Sandusky to the late Elwood and Clara
Hyberger Boger, Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles
Boger.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Virginia Rowe Boger, whom he
married on Aug. 19, 1967, in Cuyahoga Falls. Also surviving are a
daughter, Cathy Boger of Marysville, and two sons, Kevin (Marsha) Boger
of Kenton, and Brian (Angela) Boger or Marysville, seven grandchildren:
Nathon, Adam, Trevor, Kaylon, Zachary, Kellie and Cody; a brother,
Edward Boger of Florida, four sisters: Florence Pocock of Clyde, Olive
(Virgil) Chidister of Fremont, Elnora (Paul) Leber of Florida and
Harrietta Smith of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, no calling hours or services will be
observed.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences and memorial contributions to the American Lung Association
may be sent in care of the funeral home.

BARRY DEAN DRUMM
Barry Dean Drumm, 45, of Magnetic Springs died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003,
surrounded by his loving family at the home of his sister following a
9-month fight with cancer.
He served as service technician with McAuliffe's Hardware Rental
Department for the past two years. He will be remembered as a cheerful
and knowledgeable man and was known as a "Jack-of-all-trades,
master-of-none." He loved his family, working and his pick-up truck
called "The Boss."
Born April 9, 1957, in Marysville, he was the oldest of four children
born to Donald L. and Jessie Kilfian Drumm. His father preceded him in
death as did his maternal grandparents, R.B. and Omah Kilfian, and
paternal grandparents, Francis and Evelyn Drumm.
Survivors include: his mother of Magnetic Springs; a son, Jarod; two
sisters, Sallie (Buck) Slone of Magnetic Springs, and Tresa (Chris)
French of Marengo; a brother, Richard Drumm of Marysville; a niece,
Kristianna Nicole French; a nephew, Kristofer French; and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home with the Rev. Fred Cheney presiding. Burial will take place at
Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Mannasmith, Jamie Jordan,
Brett Garrard, Chris French, Buck Slone and Emmitt Wallace.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to his son's education fund in care
of the funeral home.

MICHAEL P. STARR
Michael P. Starr, 54, of Delaware died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
He was retired from sales.
He was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Kenton to Franklin P. and Ruth Ilene
Dangler Penney and was predeceased by his father and a daughter Michelle
Starr.
He is survived by his mother of Richwood; a son, Nathan Starr; Sandra
Starr of Delaware, the mother of his children; a granddaughter, Nora K.
Starr; two sisters, Linda Penney of Richwood and Sabra (Mark) Kemp of
Raymond; a brother, Rex (Ann) Penney of Richwood; and five nephews,
Aaron, Kent and Dwight Penney, Logan (Alicia) Rife and Noah Kemp.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
of the cremains will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. There will be no
calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Calvary Church in
care of the funeral home.

GARY LEE BUMGARTNER
Gary Lee Bumgartner, 59, of Marion died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital after a six-month illness.
He was retired from Whirlpool and was a member of the former Zion United
Church of Christ in Prospect. He was formerly active in the Big Brother
program.
He was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Marion and was predeceased by his father
Isaac L. Bumgartner.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Darst Bumgartner; a brother, Darus
(Susan) Bumgartner of Marion; two sisters, Kay (Tim) Bishop of Radnor
and Mary (Tim) Shoewalter of Marion; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Dave Lippert will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212,

DARRELL D. MCINTIRE
Darrell D. McIntire, 67, a lifelong resident of Delaware, died
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Mount Carmel West Hospital.
He retired from Delco Water as a heavy equipment operator with 20 years
of experience and attended the Ostrander United Methodist Church. He
was  a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Delaware I.O.O.F. Olentangy
Lodge. He enjoyed his family and cherished his grandchildren.
He was born July 11, 1935, in Ostrander to the late Merlin and Catherine
McIntire and was predeceased by two sisters, Lila Longworth and Kathy
Engle; and a brother, Eddy.
He is survived by his wife, Mae; a daughter, Reba (Jerry) Yocum of
Delaware; two grandchildren, Ashley and Alexandria Ray of Delaware;
three sisters, Bonnie Spriggs and Susan Marshall of Marysville and Wanda
Hatcher of Sunbury; two brothers, Dick of Ostrander and Woody of
Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at Bokes Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

JOHN J. BROKUS
John J. Brokus, 57, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was business manager of the Catholic Times and was a former CEO of a
Fortune 500 Company in Minneapolis. He was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed
computers.
He was born July 21, 1945, in Naples, Italy, to the late Joseph John and
Ada Bianca Brokus.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dorine Seymour Brokus whom he
had known since kindergarten; a son, Peter (Debra) Brokus of Marysville;
a daughter, Mary (Philip) Brokus-Freeman of Marysville; five
grandchildren, Stephanie, Allen, Caitlin, Michael and Kyra; a brother,
Robert (Susan) Brokus of Groveport; and two sisters, Mary (Martin)
Scharloo of New Jersey and Sonia Manconi of West Virginia.
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 held later at the church cemetery. Friends may call
from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ANNA LOU DETWILER
Anna Lou Detwiler, 72, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness with cancer.
She was a former employee of O.M. Scott and Sons, a homemaker and a
hard-working farmer's wife. She attended Raymond High School, was a
member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and a former member of
Mary Chapter 9 OES. She was dearly loved by her husband and family.
She was born July 14, 1930, in Forest to the late Ivan and Nellie
Williams Jolliff.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph E. Detwiler whom she
married Dec. 18, 1949, at the Raymond United Methodist Church; a
daughter, Carolyn (Larry) Lytle of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren,
Joe (Cara) Pack, Jenni (Marc) Ernst and Luke and Logan Lytle; three
great-grandchildren, Conner Pack and Nick and Jake Ernst; and a sister,
Doris Sedgwick of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the Old
Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Larry Lytle, Joey Pack, Marc Ernst, Luke Lytle,
Logan Lytle, Donavan Pyers, Lee Smith, Denny Schertzer and Harold Pack.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Union
County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

LOUIS G. ELIAS
Louis G. Elias, 70, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at his home
surrounded by his loving family.
He worked in quality control at Ranco and was a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Plain City and an active choir member. He was an Amy
veteran and a member of Plain City VFW Darby Post 3268.
He was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Plain City to the late George and Jamela
Joseph Elias; a son, John Elias in 1997; three brothers, John, Tom and
Norman Elias; and five sisters, Mary Ann Elias, Margaret Elias, Rosemary
Elias, Dora Manhanna and Josephine Elias.
He is survived by his wife, Sharron Lares Elias whom he married Oct. 25,
1983; five children, Mary Jo (Donald) Boyd of London, James (Becky)
Elias of Plain City, David (Linda) Peck of Marysville, David Fowler of
Salesville and Katie (Matt) Copeland of Belleville, Mich.; 10
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph
(Christine) Elias of Plain City and Michael (April) Elias of North
Royalton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City where a Rosary service will be
held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London, Ohio 43140.

DONALD W. HITES
Donald W. Hites, 84, of Marysville died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A former farmer, he retired from O.M. Scott and Sons.
Always ready to help anyone in anyway, he was a longtime member of the
Unionville Center United Methodist Church and former chairman of the
church administrative board and held various other offices in the
church. He was a member and former trustee of the Windsor and Community
Seniors, enjoyed calling bingo as entertainment for the seniors and was
active with the Community Mobile Meals program at Memorial Hospital,
accumulating more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service as well as
serving on the volunteer board.
He was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Kenton to the late David W. and Mabel M.
Switzer Hites and was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy L. Dotson whom he married
on July 31, 1938; their children, Davie (Sue) Hites of Marysville and
Sandra (Gene) Lambert of Grayson, Ky.; six grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; brothers, Edwin Hites of Tecumseh, Mich., and Glenn
Hites of Kenton; and a sister, Anna Marie Berger of Ada.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating and burial will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Doug, Keith and Jim Young, Alan and
Tim Hites and Mike Moceri.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

JOHN F. WIBLE
John F. Wible, 83, a lifetime resident of Milford Center, died
Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
A dairy, livestock and grain farmer, he was a longtime member of the
board of directors for the Ohio Grain Company in Milford Center and
collaborated with other Union Township farmers to form The Ohio Soil
Service Company of which he was president until his retirement in 1982.
He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, the
last surviving charter member of the Milford Center Lions, a member of
the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Association, the Union County Shrine
Club, Mechanicsburg Lodge #113 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Aladdin Shrine
and a lifetime member of the VFW.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served during WW II. He formerly served
on the Union County Local school board and was a charter supporter of
the Union County Family YMCA. He graduated from Union Rural High School
and attended The Ohio State University.
Born Jan. 6, 1920, to the late James Frank and Clara Seel Wible, he grew
up on the family farm on Homer Road near Milford Center where he lived
his entire life. He was preceded in death by a young son, James W.; a
brother, Glenn Wible; and three sisters, Helen Violet, Marian Wible and
Grace Gorton.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Miller Wible, whom he
married Feb. 1, 1942; three daughters, Mary Ann (Jim) Johnson of Milford
Center, Joanne (Phil) Crouch of Folsom, Calif., and Patti (Dave)
Wible-Crouch of Port Orchard, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Sara Simila,
Andy Herb, Ken and Jeff Johnson, Amy, Jody and Amanda Hartzler and Jenna
Crouch; three great-grandchildren, Abbey and Emily Simila and Taylor
Hartzler; a sister, Kathryn (Leroy) Burger of Chuckery; a sister-in-law,
Martha Campbell of Urbana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home, where family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The
Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at the Union
Township Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Wible Memorial
Dialysis Fund in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


GARY WILSON
Gary Wilson, 57, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at The Ohio State
University James Cancer Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born May 5, 1945, in Columbus and was preceded in death by his
parents, John and Virginia Gray Wilson and an infant brother.
He was retired as a line technician from Ranco.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Love Wilson, whom he married May 14,
1963; children, David Wilson of London, Scott (Nancy) Wilson and Tina
(Chris) Newberry of Plain City and Tracy (Donald) Dulgar of Unionville
Center; grandchildren, Matt, Nikki, Mandi, Josh, C.J., Justin, Kyle and
Kayla; a brother, John Wilson of Plain City; and sisters, Jean (Jim)
Matyskella of Dublin and Bernadine (Ben) Kurtz of Plain City.
Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with pastor Paul
Yutzy officiating. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Institute.

ANNA LOU DETWILER
Anna Lou Detwiler, 72, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness with cancer.
She was a former employee of O.M. Scott and Sons, a homemaker and a
hard-working farmer's wife. She attended Raymond High School, was a
member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and a former member of
Mary Chapter 9 OES. She was dearly loved by her husband and family.
She was born July 14, 1930, in Forest to the late Ivan and Nellie
Williams Jolliff.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joseph E. Detwiler whom she
married Dec. 18, 1949, at the Raymond United Methodist Church; a
daughter, Carolyn (Larry) Lytle of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren,
Joe (Cara) Pack, Jenni (Marc) Ernst and Luke and Logan Lytle; three
great-grandchildren, Conner Pack and Nick and Jake Ernst; and a sister,
Doris Sedgwick of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the Old
Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Larry Lytle, Joey Pack, Marc Ernst, Luke Lytle,
Logan Lytle, Donavan Pyers, Lee Smith, Denny Schertzer and Harold Pack.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Union
County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

EDITH A. YEAGLEY
Edith A. Yeagley, 96, of Marysville died Monday, March 24, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a retired elementary school teacher, a longtime member of Faith
Baptist Temple and a member of the Ohio and Union County Retired
Teachers Associations.
She was born Aug. 1, 1906, in Hancock County to the late Pearl D. and
Irnie Warner Yeagley.
She is survived by a stepbrother, David Martin of New Vienna; special
friends, Morgan and Jackie Miller of Pensacola, Fla.; and several
cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Vienna IOOF
Cemetery with the Rev. Morgan Miller officiating.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHESTER H. BARKER
Chester H. Barker, 85, of Milford Center died Monday, March 24, 2003, at
Grant Medical Center.
He was a retired employee of Union Township and a former volunteer with
the Union Township Fire Department. He was an avid fisherman.
He was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Lawrence County, Ky., to the late William
and Margaret Barker. He married Goldie M. Sparks May 19, 1938, and she
died May 7, 1991.
He is survived by five children, Deloris I. Bahan of Urbana, Ronald E.
"Red" Barker of Milford Center, Ruth J. (Kevin) Refner of Fostoria,
Douglas L. (Kathleen) Barker of Marysville and Rick J. (Linda) Barker of
Plain City; 12 grandchildren, Robin Starner, Robert Bahan, Tracy Davis,
Kelly Wilgus, Ron Barker, Mike Barker, Randy Drumm, Rusty Drumm, Rhonda
Howard, Bryant Barker, Leanna Barker and Sara Barker; and 26
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The deceased's grandsons will be his pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Township Fire


DAVID LEE "POTSY" POTTS
David Lee "Potsy" Potts, 50, of West Mansfield died Monday, March 24,
2003, at Heartland of Marysville due to complications from an extended
illness.
He was employed with Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Marysville until he
suffered an accident in 1978 in which his back was broken. Although
disabled physically, he maintained a positive attitude and a unique
sense of humor and never complained about the hardships he had to
endure. He took great pride in his home and properties and was very
particular in their upkeep. In 2001 the mayor and village council of
West Mansfield recognized him with a plaque acknowledging the
improvements made to his properties. He was well-liked and respected by
his community,
He attended Bokescreek Local School and the Woodrow Wilson Vocational
Center in Virginia. He and his brother entered boot camp together March
24, 1970, and he served two tours in the U.S. Navy as a fireman aboard
the USS Bonhomme Richard and the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War.
Returning to West Mansfield, he was a volunteer fireman with the
Bokescreek Township Fire Department. He greatly enjoyed Harley Davidson
motorcycles and older automobiles and was proud to have owned a Harley
Davidson Sportster and a 1964 Servicar.
He was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Kenton, the youngest of three children of
the late John Carroll and Eleanor Dunaway Potts.
He is survived by his son, Opey Potts of West Mansfield; his brother,
John Potts of West Mansfield; a sister, Janie Mohler of Newark; an aunt,
Martha "Micky" Oiler of Chillicothe; an uncle, Charles Dunaway of East
Liberty; two nieces, Tricia (Craig) McPherson and Christina Potts; a
nephew, Kyle Potts and his fiancee, Heather McKee; numerous cousins;
countless friends; and his beloved pet Labs, Ozzy and Mojo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
George Freer will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery with
full military honors conducted by the Logan County Veterans Association.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.


NELLIE M. STANLEY
Nellie M. Stanley, 78, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of West
Mansfield, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Good Shepherd Hospice in
Auburndale, Fla.
A loving homemaker, she moved to Winter Haven in 1988. She was of the
Methodist faith and was a member of the National Federation for the
Blind. Upon losing her eyesight, she became a strong advocate for the
rights of the blind and worked with the Winter Haven City Council to
insure that public transportation would be available for the blind.
She was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late James and
Emma Boyette Howell. She married Robert Stanley in 1944 and he died Dec.
17, 1992.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Kathy) Stanley Jr. of West Liberty;
two daughters, Patricia Hudson of Marysville and Debra (Bill) Dush of
Lakeland; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother,
James Howell of Pikeville, N.C.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenlawn
Cemetery in West Mansfield. Pastor Michael Eckstein of Grace Chapel in
West Liberty will officiate.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield is in
charge of arrangements.

CLAUDE E. BOGGS
Claude E. Boggs, 83, of Marysville died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired as a service manager with Allis-Chalmers. He was
valedictorian of Canaan High School in 1938 and served in the Navy
Seabees during World War II. He was a member of the United States
Trotting Association and Ohio Harness Horseman Association and a former
member of the American and Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
He was born March 31, 1919, in Sandyhook, Ky., to the late Estill and
Nancy Brickey Boggs; and was predeceased by an infant son, Richard; and
a sister, Ferne Hedrick.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary R. Roby Boggs; five
children, Carolyn (David) Boisvert of Bluffton, Beth (John) Wolfe of
Plain City, William C. (Marion) Boggs and Bob (Alison) Boggs of
Marysville and Jill Boggs of Columbus; nine grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Geese of Hilliard and Esther Clo
Smith of Centerburg; a brother-in-law, Paul Hedrick of Plain City; and
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

JACK K. HILL
Jack K. Hill, 74, of Westerville died suddenly Friday, March 21, 2003.
He retired as a vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau. He was a
vocational agricultural teacher in Ostrander, a County Extension agent
for eastern Ohio and deputy director of the Department of Urban Affairs
under Gov. Rhodes. He was a World War II Air Force veteran.
He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Edith Hill; his wife, Anne;
and a brother, Robert.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Mike (Libby) Hill of
Centerburg, Patti (William) Freeh of New Albany, Mark Hill of Pataskala,
Pam (Jim) Ward of Marysville and Tom (Linda) Hill of Grove City;
stepsons, Richard (Paula) Laird of Westerville and Dean (Judy) Laird of
Pickerington; 11 grandchildren; and a sister, Jane (Kenny) Kenworthy.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of
the Messiah, U.M., 51 N. State St., Westerville. The Rev. David Trout
will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the Frank E. Hill Funeral Home in Westerville. Friends are asked to
write down their favorite memories or stories to add to the memory book.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association.

PADEN GENE WELSH
Paden Gene Welsh, 76, of Richwood died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a 1945 graduate of Richwood High School where he was active in
sports. He was a retired farmer and had also sheared sheep. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the occupation of Italy.
He was a member of the Richwood Church of Christ and an active life
member of Richwood VFW Post 870 and Baccarat American Legion Post 40
where he was for many years the leader of the veteran funeral detail. He
was a member of the Richwood Matinee Club, Ohio Farm Bureau, Marysville
Parkinson's Support Group and Richwood Civic Center.
He was born Feb. 16, 1927, in Delaware County to the late Wattie and
Roxie Evans Welsh and was predeceased by a brother, Ross.
He is survived by his wife, Janis L. Patrick Welsh whom he married Oct.
26, 1947, at the Richwood Church of Christ; a daughter, Julie (Dan)
Wisma of North Lewisburg; and two step-grandsons, Andy and Kevin Wisma;
a sister, Mary Ann (George) Click of Marion; two brothers, Ted
(Virginia) Welsh of Radnor and Bob (Pat) Welsh of Richwood; and many
nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veteran graveside
services will be conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion
posts. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Jeff and Max Robinson, Randy and Jerry Moore, Ron
Belville and Jim Johnson. Larry Nibert will be an honorary pallbearer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society or VFW Post 870 in care of the funeral home.

LARRY L. DURST
Larry L. Durst Sr., 55, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was an attendant at Swifty Oil Company in Marysville and was a loving
father and devoted grandpa. He enjoyed the Cincinnati Bengals, was an
OSU Buckeyes fan and enjoyed fishing.
He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Point Pleasant, W.V., and was predeceased
by his father, Martin P. Durst; his wife, Frances Jean Durst in 1973;
and a brother, James R. Durst.
He is survived by his mother, Lucille M. Durst of Springfield; three
daughters, Lucy (Randy) Sams and Lynna (Scott) Jessee of North Lewisburg
and Mindy Durst of Mechanicsburg; a son, Larry L. Durst Jr. of
Marysville; five grandchildren, James Owen, Dalton Sams, Chris
Cornelison, Cody Jessee and Tyler Durst; seven sisters, Sue Durst, Tonya
Durst, Peggy Durst, Jeanie Durst, Gretta Scott, Vickie (Robert) Smith
and Shirley Graham of Springfield; five brothers, Keith Durst, Okey
(Kim) Durst and Roger (Linda) Durst of Springfield, Robert (Bonnie)
Durst of Marysville and Randall Durst of Dayton; and many nieces,
nephews and close friends.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DONALD W. JONES
Donald W. Jones, 80, of West Mansfield died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine with his family at his side following an
extended illness.
A lifelong grain and dairy farmer, he was proud to have farmed and lived
his life on the same homestead as his grandfather. He took tremendous
pride in the land and always vowed to leave the land in better condition
than when he began, He had been a faithful member of the North
Greenfield United Methodist Church since 1951 and formerly acted as
superintendent.
He served on the Logan Hills Board of Education and the Logan County
Board of Education and was an instrumental member in establishing the
Ohio Hi-Point Vocational School. He volunteered with the Perry-Zane Fire
Department and was a past member of the Dairy Co-op Advisory Board in
Columbus and the Knights of Pythias in Huntsville and East Liberty.
He was a 1941 graduate of Byhalia High School where he served as student
council president and excelled as a public speaker. His favorite hobby
was plowing and he won the Logan County Plowing Contest four years in a
row. He suffered a paralyzing stroke in 1980 but maintained an inspiring
attitude and infectious sense of humor. He will be remembered as a very
strong man who did all he could for his family and his community.
He was born Feb. 28, 1923, on the family farm to the late Ray and Iola
Godwin Jones.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Rosalie Green Jones whom
he married Feb. 8, 1945, in Vicksburg, Miss, by the Rev.. Ledbetter;
four daughters, Marcia (Steve) Tennant, Kaye (Gary) Cook amd Kathryn
(Larry) Lewis of Bellefontaine and Cheryl Bass of Marysville; two sons,
John (Sue) Jones and Kent (Kathy) Jones of West Mansfield; 16
grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John D. "Jack" (Minnie) Jones of
Mount Victory; a sister, Mary (Harvey) Shonkwiler of Kenton; a
brother-in-law and lifelong friend, Myron Deryl Green of West Mansfield;
a sister-in-law, Elsie Trump of Yuma, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews;
countless friends and neighbors; and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the North Greenfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Winnie Bateson and pastor Bill Snyder
will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 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.

RALPH "STEVE" PITTMAN
Ralph "Steve" Pittman, 47, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 19, 2003,
at his home.
A truck driver with Columbus Tops and Case Goods, he was a sports fan
who enjoyed the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes and collecting
baseball cards, sports memorabilia and coins. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy.
He was born March 27, 1955, in Columbus to the late Ralph E. and Ethel
Jane Gilliam Pittman.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Karen Jane Gamble Pittman; a
son, S. Ryan (Susan Facemire) Pittman of Marysville; a grandson, Gavin
Ryan Pittman; four sisters, Sheila (Mike) Holcomb of Grove City, Gail
(Darrell) Phelps of Delaware, Nancy (John Sparks) Syphrit of
Mechanicsburg and Becky Pittman of Colorado Springs; a brother, Tom
(Carrie) Pittman of Colorado Springs; his mother- and father-in-law,
Clarence and Jane Gamble of Marysville; a brother-in-law, David Gamble
of Marysville; nephews, Mike and Chad Plummer of Delaware and Kurtis
Pittman of Colorado Springs; nieces, Stephanie (Marty) Hensley of Urbana
and Jodie Syphrit and Shelby Syphrit of Mechanicsburg; and
great-nephews, Hunter Hensley of Urbana and Drew Plummer of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The
Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Herman Cemetery
in Dover Township with military honors conducted by the Union County
Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELDA MARIE TUINSTRA
Elda Marie Tuinstra, 42, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at
the James Cancer Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was an accountant with Honda of America for the past several years
and enjoyed spending time with her children on camping trips and working
in her garden. Her infectious laughter will be missed.
She was born May 23, 1960, in Plain City and was predeceased by her
mother, Iva Kinsinger Miller in 1994.
She is survived by her children, Christa Tuinstra, Christopher Tuinstra
and Christian Tuinstra of Marysville; a granddaughter, Jasmaine; her
father, Richard D. Miller of Plain City; two sisters, Enola Miller of
Plain City and Elaine (Rick) Carrel of Westerville; and a special aunt,
Shirley Spillman of Plain City.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home
in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the account of
her children at either office of the Richwood Banking Co., 601 W. Main
St., Plain City, Ohio 43064, or 249 W. Fifth St., Marysville.

LOUIS MICHAEL GEER
Louis Michael Geer, 90, of Dublin, formerly of Raymond, died Sunday,
March 16, 2003, at his home.
He was retired as an employee of the Department of Highways for the
State of Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; a daughter, Delores Gaddy and a son,
Ermil Geer; and many relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Marysville
Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Jenkerson will officiate and burial
will at the York Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper.

RACHEL PRICHARD
Rachel Prichard, 89, of rural Richwood died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at
Maplewood Nursing Home in Marion.
She was a homemaker. She was a 1931 graduate of Richwood High School and
was the class valedictorian. She had been a member of Central United
Methodist Church and after her marriage, she became an active member of
the Richwood First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Annie
Richards Circle, was a former deaconess and had taught Sunday School for
many years. She was known for visiting friends and neighbors, bringing
friendship and baked goods, and she nurtured many young people in the
area through her babysitting. She had a talent for making Barbie Doll
clothes for young girls and was a former 4-H leader. She had a great
love for all of her family.
She was born Nov. 29, 1913, in Claibourne Township to the late Clarence
Thomas and Ellen May Tuttle Kinney and was predeceased by a son-in-law,
David Young; a brother, Bill Kinney; and a sister, Margaret Minner. She
married Penrose Prichard Feb. 4, 1940, at the Central United Methodist
parsonage and he died Sept. 4, 1986.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty (Don) Wheeler of Radnor,
Kathryn (Jim) Price of Marysville and Jo Ann Young of Richwood; six
grandchildren, Wendy Wheeler, Dean (Kim) Wheeler, Jeff (Amy) Price,
Jamie (John) Weaver, David (Cheryl) Young and Tim (Shari) Young; and six
great-grandchildren, Tallie Wheeler, Nicholas Price, Jennifer and Lance
Young and Malayla and Alexandria Young.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barbara Stevens will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at the First
Baptist Church, 101 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MARIANA M. SKILLMAN
Mariana M. Skillman, 86, of Marysville died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from Rosemary's Hallmark and was a member of the First
United Methodist Church, the Ministering Circle of King's Daughters and
the Senior Mothers Study Club.
She was born May 23, 1917, in Marysville to the late Isaac N. and
Margaret Schoenleb Reed and was predeceased by a daughter, Anne M.
Peterman in 1996. She married Edward A. Skillman in Greenup, Ky., Oct.
25, 1937, and he died in 1969.
She is survived by a son, Reid E. (Sharon) Skillman of Lancaster, Pa.; a
son-in-law, Frank (Kathy) Peterman of Marysville; six grandchildren, Kim
(Joe) Roche of Lititz, Pa., Jill (Brian) Till of Manheim, Pa., Mike
(Faith) Skillman of Lititz, Pa., Kathy (John) Streng of Gahanna, Karen
(Dave) Amrine of Hilliard and Bob (Larisa) Peterman of Marysville; 12
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marcelite Cooper of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dick Teller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
program in care of the funeral home.

RUTH THIERGARTNER SHERMAN
Ruth Thiergartner Sherman, 70, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, after a
courageous struggle with degenerative frontotemporal dementia.
She was a graduate of Fairbanks (Union Local) High School where she was
a cheerleader. As a 4-H member, she won many awards for showing cattle
raised at K.T. Livestock Inc. She worked in food service for the Dublin
Local School District for 26 years and hosted at the Clintonville
Women's Club for 10 years. She was a faithful member of St. John
Lutheran Church in Dublin and cherished the relationships with her
co-workers and church friends. She enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, arts and
crafts and vegetable and flower gardening. Even in recent years she
greeted people with a contagious smile, called out their names and
listened intently to stories about family and friends. Later she would
ask questions about the stories or relate them to her family. She was a
steadfast friend to her husband and a source of support and inspiration
to her children.
She was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Milford Center to the late Fred G. and
Frieda E.M. Kleiber Thiergartner.
She is survived by her caring and compassionate husband of 48 years,
George W. Sherman, who provided unwavering support during her several
years of affliction; children, W. Michael "Mike" (Betty) Sherman,
Barbara A. (David M.) Rushley and Dean F. (Laura) Sherman;
grandchildren, Allison N. Rushley, Aaron D. Rushley, Carley M. Sherman,
Amanda L. Sherman and Lindsay K. Sherman; and many friends and relatives
in the Milford Center, Marysville, Dublin and Columbus areas.
A celebration service was today at St. John Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings
Road, Dublin and burial was at Sunset Cemetery. The Tidd Funeral Home in
Hilliard was in charge of arrangements.

ROGER WILLIAMSON
Roger Williamson, 49, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, in Marysville.
He was employed by the Scotts Co., was an avid science fiction fan and
enjoyed playing chess.
He was born May 10, 1953, in Plain City to the late Paul and Ruth
Williamson.
He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Jeanne Williamson of
Springfield, Mo., and Anita Suzanne Pennington of Canal Winchester; two
granddaughters, Linda Lynn and Katherine Elayne Pennington; three
brothers, James E. Williamson of Antwerp, Clarence Junior Williamson of
Plain City and Jack A. Williamson of Bellevue; five sisters, Mary L.
Millington and Marge S. Sidensticker of Plain City, Carolyn Henry and
Linda F. Bollack of Marysville and Christine D. Kinney of West Liberty.
The Rev. Phil Conrad will officiate at graveside services to be held at
1 p.m. Wednesday in Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Williamson family.

LARRY D. REED
Larry D. Reed, 60, of Marysville died unexpectedly Thursday, March 13,
2003, at his home.
He was retired after 38 years of service with Westreco and was a member
of First English Lutheran Church.
He was born May 4, 1942, in Chillicothe and was predeceased by his
parents, Charles and Cornelia Overly Reed and Charles and Edith Overly
Miller; a grandson, Kyle Bowman; and his father-in-law, James Marine.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Janice J. Marine Reed whom he
married March 16, 1963, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two children,
Matthew D. (Tracy T.) Reed of Dublin and Kelly J. (Terry G.) Bowman of
Irwin; three grandchildren, Heather L. Bowman, Adrienne A. and Claire A.
Reed; his mother-in-law, Rosetta Marine of Marysville; a brother, Ronald
(Barbara) Miller of Marysville; a niece, Crista Miller of Marysville;
and a nephew, Kenny Miller of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to First English Lutheran Church or
Trust Fund A at Trinity Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

RUTH THIERGARTNER SHERMAN
Ruth Thiergartner Sherman, 70, died Thursday, March 13, 2003, after a
courageous struggle with degenerative frontotemporal dementia.
She was a graduate of Fairbanks (Union Local) High School where she was
a cheerleader. As a 4-H member, she won many awards for showing cattle
raised at K.T. Livestock Inc. She worked in food service for the Dublin
Local School District for 26 years and hosted at the Clintonville
Women's Club for 10 years. She was a faithful member of St. John
Lutheran Church in Dublin and cherished the relationships with her
co-workers and church friends. She enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, arts and
crafts and vegetable and flower gardening. Even in recent years she
greeted people with a contagious smile, called out their names and
listened intently to stories about family and friends. Later she would
ask questions about the stories or relate them to her family. She was a
steadfast friend to her husband and a source of support and inspiration
to her children.
She was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Milford Center to the late Fred G. and
Frieda E.M. Kleiber Thiergartner.
She is survived by her caring and compassionate husband of 48 years,
George W. Sherman, who provided unwavering support during her several
years of affliction; children, W. Michael "Mike" (Betty) Sherman,
Barbara A. (David M.) Rushley and Dean F. (Laura) Sherman;
grandchildren, Allison N. Rushley, Aaron D. Rushley, Carley M. Sherman,
Amanda L. Sherman and Lindsay K. Sherman; and many friends and relatives
in the Milford Center, Marysville, Dublin and Columbus areas.
A celebration service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John
Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, and burial will follow at
Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at
the Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard.

MARTHA L. DUNAWAY
Martha L. Dunaway, 82, of East Liberty, a lifetime resident of Logan
County, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at her home after an extended
illness.
A loving wife and mother, Martha taught strong and enduring values and
deep concern for others. She was a faithful member of the East Liberty
United Methodist Church where she served on various committees, taught
Sunday School and acted as the primary Sunday School superintendent for
many years. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and the American
Cancer Society and was a 4-H leader. She was a member of the Logan
County women's championship basketball team while attending Rushsylvania
High school and was a 1938 graduate of Zanesfield High School.
She was born July 27, 1920, to the late E. Jay and Ruth Rusk Busic while
they were visiting friends in Vanceburg, Ky. She was predeceased by a
daughter, Judith L. Dunaway; a sister, M.K. Hoffman; and two brothers,
William "Bill" Busic and Jay F. Busic.
She is survived by her husband of more than 61 years, Charles E. Dunaway
whom she married June 21, 1941; a daughter, Joyce (Howard) Warner of
Columbus; a grandson, Todd (Jayn) Warner; great-grandchildren, Jenna and
Jack Warner; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Liberty
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate and
burial will be at the East Liberty 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 Central Ohio Parkinson Society
or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.


CLARENCE "TENNY" PHILLIPS SR.
 Clarence "Tenny" Phillips Sr., 67, of Plain City died Tuesday, March
11, 2003, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was a retired welder and excavator, a dedicated employee who enjoyed
repairing, rebuilding and creating things out of steel and dirt. He
liked spending time outdoors and could be found at anytime in his
garage, on his pond or out in the woods with tools, fish food or a gun
in his hands. Recent years found him having coffee with his friends at
Jim Moore's Diner almost every morning and spending memorable times with
his loving family.
He was predeceased by his father, James A. Phillips; a brother, Darrell
Phillips; and his dear friend, Bud Lovejoy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Janet Aurand Phillips;
four sons, C.T. (Kathy) Phillips Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., Denny (Kim)
Phillips of Plain City, Keith (Kimmy) Phillips of Butler and Jeff
(Michele) Phillips of Grove City; grandchildren, C. (Stephanie)
Phillips, Josh and Trishia Phillips, Rachel, Brandee and Jozy Phillips,
J.R., Jake, Chelsea, Andy, Kaleb and Korey Phillips and Gabrielle
Phillips; a great-granddaughter, Jade Taylor Phillips; his dear mother,
Eliza Mason Phillips of Isonville, Ky.; a brother, Dennis (Mary)
Phillips of Plain City; three sisters, Edna (Bernard) Reiselt of Plain
City, Faye (Brooks) Rowe of Olive Hill, Ky., and Mavis (Richard) Baker
of New Albany; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and
many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Moceri will officiate and
burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

JOHN JACOB CLARK JR.
John Jacob Clark Jr., 76, of Marysville, formerly of Tiffin and
Sandusky, died Sunday, March 9, 2003, at his home surrounded by his
family.
He was retired from the Ford Motor Company in Sandusky after 30 years as
a gauge and layout inspector. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
and received two Bronze Service Stars and the Army of Occupation Medal,
among other citations. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the
American Legion and a life member of the VFW.
A highly active Mason, he was a member of Tiffin Lodge 77 F&AM and an
honorary member of Reynoldsburg Lodge 340 and Palestine Lodge 158. He
was a member of Tiffin Lodge 189 Order of the Eastern Star, Grand
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio, Ohio Grand Council Order of High
Priesthood and Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio and held
honorary memberships in S.S. Jewell Council 89 and Marysville Council
99.
An advocate of senior citizen activities, he was a charter trustee for
the Community and Seasoned Citizens and was an active participant with
the Windsor Senior Center. He helped organize a senior bowling league in
Marysville and enjoyed Lawrence Welk "champagne" music. He and his wife
enjoyed traveling in their motor home.
He was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Marion to the late John Jacob and Clara
Dell Osborn Clark and was predeceased by a brother, William Clark; a
sister, Bernice Trawick; a sister-in-law, Laly Clark; and a grandson,
Joseph Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy "Pat" Jean Powell Clark whom he
married Nov. 27, 1954, in Angola, Ind.; four daughters, Sandra (Joe)
Ketchaver of Westlake, Jo Ellen (Paul) Schadek of Mansfield, Jennifer
Clark and her friend Peggy Irby of Arizona and Carol (William Daniel)
Whittaker of Worthington; a son, John J. (Audrey) Clark III of
Westerville; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Carolyn and Laura DeGioia,
Chad (Robin) Groves, Steven (Debora) Groves, Elizabeth, John J. IV and
Jacqueline Clark; two great-grandsons, Sam Groves and Cody Schippel; a
brother, Howard Clark of Tiffin; a sister-in-law, Janet (Dick) Wright of
California; two nephews, Tom Clark of Tiffin and Mark Clark of
California; and a niece, Ruthann Rabb of Dayton.
Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marysville
Masonic Temple. The Rev. Renee Ahern will officiate and Masonic memorial
rites and military honors will be held. The family will receive friends
following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community and Seasoned Citizens,
P.O. Box 277, Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DOROTHY M. PACK
Dorothy M. Pack, 76, of Lewis Center died Monday, March 10, 2003.
She was retired from Union Manor Nursing Center in Marysville where she
had worked as a nurse assistant.
She was born May 3, 1926, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Lon and Barbara
Cordle Hannah and was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Charles Pack;
a daughter, Carol Walker; two sons, Eugene and George Ray Pack; a
daughter-in-law, Mary Pack; two sisters, Virginia Kise and Genevive
Huber; and two brothers, George Hannah and Lon Hannah Jr.
She is survived by six daughters, Connie (Carlos) Galdamez of Grove
City, Beth Pack of Lewis Center, Brenda Pack of Worthington, 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;
four great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, Bob Walker of Sykesville, Pa.; a
sister, Fern Akers of East Liberty; and three brothers, Lacy Brown of
Springfield, Tracy (Judy) Brown of Mechanicsburg and Doug (Ruth) Brown
of Urbana.
A private funeral service will be held Thursday and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or to Samaritan's Purse,
Charlotte, N.C.

MARY ANN STICA MUTH
Mary Ann Stica Muth, 56, of Marysville died Monday, March 10, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A beloved wife, mother, sister and teacher, she was a member of Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, classical
music, cross sum puzzles, reading mysteries and her pet dogs. She was a
former volunteer with the Marysville schools. She received bachelor's
and master's degrees of science in physics from Marquette University and
completed doctoral coursework at Ohio State University.
She was born Aug. 7, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis., and was predeceased by
her father, Edward M. Stica and a brother, George Stica.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Robert "Bob" Muth whom she
married Oct. 18, 1969; two daughters, Amy Muth of Port Orchard, Wash.,
and Helen (Paul) Didelius of Waukesha, Wis.; her mother, Mary D. Stica
of South Milwaukee, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Jeanette (Jim) Kalupa of Elm
Grove, Wis.; three sisters, Susan (Frank) Mrnik  of Cudahy, Wis., Terri
(Sam) Travia of South Milwaukee and Ann (Frederick) Miller of Waterford,
Wis.; two brothers, Edward (Antoinette) Stica of St. Joseph, Mo., and
Michael (Margaret) Stica of South Milwaukee; three brothers-in-law,
Victor (Ann) Muth of Scottsdale, Ariz., Charles (Liese) Muth of Brown
Deer, Wis., and Mike (Sharon) Muth of Seattle, Wash.; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles 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 at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Cudahy, Wis. Friends
may call from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation International.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES WESLEY KELLER
Charles Wesley Keller, 88, of Prospect died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a salesman for the Marion Candy and Cigar Company for more than
40 years. He was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church, a
life member of the Prospect American Legion, a former member of the
Prospect Lions Club and a charter member of the Prospect Sunswim pool.
He was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Ohio City to the late Wesley Martin and
Cara Mae Ramey Keller and was predeceased by his first wife, Winifred H.
Ballenger Keller in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Uliano Beaschler Keller whom he
married Nov. 17, 1973; three sons, Jeffrey Charles (Gail) Keller of
Dublin, Fred Alan (Cathy) Keller of Hilliard and Kevin Edward (Cheryl)
Keller of Prospect; three stepsons, James A. (Heidi) Beaschler of
Findlay, David Lee Beaschler of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Peter N.
Beaschler of Marion; nine grandchildren, Kristany Keller, Christy Brown,
Ryan Keller, Ashley Keller, Katie Keller, Jason Beaschler, Mike
Beaschler, Nickolas Beaschler and Brienne Beaschler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prospect United Methodist
Church Building Fund.


WILLIAM MICHAEL LEHNER
William Michael Lehner, 49, of Lancaster died Monday, March 10, 2003, at
his home.
He was a registered nurse at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. He
was a member of St. Bernadette Church and an avid target shooter.
He was predeceased by a brother, Patrick Lehner.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Lehner; a daughter, Christina (Kelly)
Thornton of Marysville; a son, John (Krista) Kelso of Apopka, Fla.; a
grandson, Connor Thornton; his parents, William and Nancy Collier Lehner
of Port Clinton; a brother, Rex (Kay) Lehner of Port Clinton; an uncle,
Rex (Malvina) Collier of Nashville, Tenn.; his mother- and
father-in-law, Robert and Maxine Marcinko of Reedsville; and numerous
brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Bernadette
Church. The Rev. Justin R. Reis will officiate and burial will be at Our
Lady of Loretto Cemetery in Long Bottom. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Sheridan Funeral Home, 222
S. Columbus St., Lancaster, where a Rosary service and eulogy will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and a Vigil service will be held at 7:30
p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Health Service of
Fairfield County Inc.

JOHN W. TUCKER
John W. Tucker, 80, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
He was retired after 30 years with Marion Power and Shovel. Prior to
moving to Marysville, he had worked with Carbon Carbide Chemical Company
and Monsanto Chemical Company and was a coal miner with three mines in
West Virginia. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Palestine
Lodge 158 F&AM and was of 32nd Degree Mason of the Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite Lodge, Valley of Columbus.
He will be remembered locally and in central Ohio as a talented and
entertaining western style square dance caller and instructor. His
talents took him throughout the state and the Midwest over a 30-year
period, performing at many festivals and conventions. He and his wife
owned and operated the Alamo Dance Hall in Pharisburg for many years and
upon his retirement, they established the Alamo Teen Center there. From
1985 to 1995 thousands of teens frequented the establishment for games,
pool, dances and snacks. The young people grew to love the Tuckers and
called them Papa and Momma Rocker.
He was born May 15, 1922, in Putnam County, W.Va., one of 11 children of
the late Thomas and Mamie Dowell Tucker and was predeceased by two
infant daughters, Andrea Lynn and Joyce Ann; three infant
great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Stephan and Kevin Saunders; an infant
step-grandson, Austin Claar; two brothers, Harry Tucker and Joe Tucker;
and six sisters, Thelma Hicks, Elsie Lett, Edna Legg, Betty Hill, Jackie
Tucker and Alice Tucker.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joan Rausch Claar Tucker to whom
he was married July 19, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Don
Bachman; two daughters, Gypsy Johnson of Magnetic Springs and Gwin
Wayman of Belle Center; three sons, John Tucker II of Florida, Terry
(Marsha) Tucker of Marysville and Brian (Laura) Tucker of Dublin; a
stepdaughter, Glenna (Steve) Bell of Marysville; a stepson, Gary
(Connie) Claar of Marysville; 12 grandchildren, David (Valarie) Stultz,
Kim (David) Saunders, Shirl (Bruce) Hensel, Johnna, Wesley and Joy
Tucker and their children, Kathy (Mike) Litton, Jennifer Tucker, Stacy
(Mike) Trout, Shawn (Tina) Orahood and Brianne and Greg Tucker; four
step-grandchildren, Tiffany and Michael Bell and Rachel and Audrey
Claar; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Stultz, Korey Saunders, Amanda and
Heather Tucker, Rodney and Stewart Trout and Matthew and Christopher
Orahood; a step-great-grandson, Elijah Bell; two sisters, Charlotte
(Jim) McLaughlin of Hurricane, W.Va., and Helen Tucker of Bancroft,
W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. G. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where a Masonic memorial service will be
conducted at 8:30 p.m.,
Memorial contributions may be made to the renovation fund at the church.
Cars will be available at the funeral home.

LIBBY MILLHOLLAND
Libby Millholland, 97, of Plain City died peacefully Tuesday, March 11,
2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was born Sept. 29, 1905, in Paulding County to the late John and
Dora Kershner Bolenbaugh and was predeceased by her husband, Oscar
William Millholland in 1970; four brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by a sister, Golda Mae Drum of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Mary Bolenbaugh; several nieces and nephews; and a good
friend, Guyla Converse.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

CLARENCE "TENNY" PHILLIPS SR.
 Clarence "Tenny" Phillips Sr., 67, of Plain City died Tuesday, March
11, 2003, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was a retired welder and excavator, a dedicated employee who enjoyed
repairing, rebuilding and creating things out of steel and dirt. He
liked spending time outdoors and could be found at anytime in his
garage, on his pond or out in the woods with tools, fish food or a gun
in his hands. Recent years found him having coffee with his friends at
Jim Moore's Diner almost every morning and spending memorable times with
his loving family.
He was predeceased by his father, James A. Phillips; a brother, Darrell
Phillips; and his dear friend, Bud Lovejoy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Janet Aurand Phillips;
four sons, C.T. (Kathy) Phillips Jr. of Little Rock, Ark., Denny (Kim)
Phillips of Plain City, Keith (Kimmy) Phillips of Butler and Jeff
(Michele) Phillips of Grove City; grandchildren, C. (Stephanie)
Phillips, Josh and Trishia Phillips, Rachel, Brandee and Jozy Phillips,
J.R., Jake, Chelsea, Andy, Kaleb and Korey Phillips and Gabrielle
Phillips; a great-granddaughter, Jade Taylor Phillips; his dear mother,
Eliza Mason Phillips of Isonville, Ky.; a brother, Dennis (Mary)
Phillips of Plain City; three sisters, Edna (Bernard) Reiselt of Plain
City, Faye (Brooks) Rowe of Olive Hill, Ky., and Mavis (Richard) Baker
of New Albany; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and
many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Moceri will officiate and
burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

DONALD LEE CREVISON
Donald Lee Crevison, 50, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield died
unexpectedly Sunday, March 9, 2003, at his residence.
A capable and hard-working man, he found great joy in helping others and
strived for perfection in his work. He enjoyed the challenges of jigsaw
puzzles and was a loyal fan of the PBS television show, "Are You Being
Served?" He will be remembered as a loving and devoted uncle to his many
nieces and nephews.
He was born Dec. 31, 1952, in Ray to the late George and Ina Payne
Crevison and was predeceased by a brother, Franklin Crevison; a
sister-in-law, Gini Crevison; and an infant niece.
He is survived by his twin brother, John Crevison of West Mansfield and
two other brothers, Douglas Crevison of McArthur and Charles (Janet)
Crevison of West Mansfield; three sisters, Lois (John) Reynolds of
Rushsylvania, Daisy (Warren) Green of West Mansfield and Julia Thompson
of Waverly, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Jennie Crevison of Smyrna, Tenn.;
numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a close
family friend, John Morrison of Waverly, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Willis
Moe will officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Give &
Take Program in care of the funeral home.

AUDREY M. HOWE
Audrey M. Howe, 73, of Kenton died Monday, March 10, 2003, at Hardin
Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of Amvets Post 1994 Auxiliary.
She was born July 3, 1929, in Lebanon, Ind., to the late Ed and Ethel
Conrad Hildreth and was predeceased by three brothers, Jim, Floyd and
Henry Hildreth and an infant sister.
She is survived by her husband, Frank E. Howe Sr. whom she married Aug.
1, 1950, in Mount Victory; two sons, Frank (Cynthia) Howe Jr. and Ralph
(Ann) Howe of Kenton; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Helen Lansdown of Kenton and Alice Mae King of Michigan; and a
sister-in-law, Lou Hildreth of Marysville.
The Rev. James Massey will officiate at memorial services which will be
held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral Home in Kenton. There will
be no calling hours.

DOROTHY M. PACK
Dorothy M. Pack, 76, of Lewis Center died Monday, March 10, 2003.
She was retired from Union Manor Nursing Center in Marysville where she
had worked as a nurse assistant.
She was born May 3, 1926, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Lon and Barbara
Cordle Hannah and was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Charles Pack;
a daughter, Carol Walker; two sons, Eugene and George Ray Pack; a
daughter-in-law, Mary Pack; two sisters, Virginia Kise and Genevive
Huber; and two brothers, George Hannah and Lon Hannah Jr.
She is survived by six daughters, Connie (Carlos) Galdamez of Grove
City, Beth Pack of Lewis Center, Brenda Pack of Worthington, 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;
four great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, Bob Walker of Sykesville, Pa.; a
sister, Fern Akers of East Liberty; and three brothers, Lacy Brown of
Springfield, Tracy (Judy) Brown of Mechanicsburg and Doug (Ruth) Brown
of Urbana.
A private funeral service will be held Thursday and burial will be at
Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214, or to Samaritan's Purse,
Charlotte, N.C.

RALPH C. GODWIN
Ralph C. Godwin, 99, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Richwood, died
Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Bradenton, Fla.
He was retired as an assistant attorney general for the state of Ohio.
While he lived in Union County he served as a Union County Common Pleas
Court referee in domestic relations and as city solicitor for Richwood.
He was formerly an attorney with the John Deere Corporation in Columbus
and was the founder and owner and operator for the IGA Food Store in
Richwood. He was a member of Oneco United Methodist Church in Bradenton,
the Masonic Lodge in Richwood and the Ohio Bar Association and was an
avid fisherman and gardener. He received his LL.B. degree in 1931 from
Ohio Northern University where he graduated summa cum laude and later
received a juris doctor degree from Ohio Northern. He had wintered in
Bradenton since 1982 and moved there permanently in 1992.
He was born Sept. 4, 1903 in West Mansfield and grew up in Logan County.

He is survived by a daughter, Connie J. Hodsdon of Bradenton; two sons,
Douglas L. Godwin of Marysville and James R. Godwin of Houston, Texas;
six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a
great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the
Shannon Funeral Home Westview Chapel, 5610 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton,
and burial will be at Manasota Memorial Park. Friends may call from 10
to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 2507 14th St.
W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205, or the American Red Cross, Manatee County
Chapter, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton, Fla., 34209.

NANCY MCCORMICK CRITCHFIELD-NICHOLS
Nancy McCormick Critchfield-Nichols, 66, of Columbus died Thursday,
March 6, 2003, at her residence.
She was retired from the Kroger Company and as a nurse at Riverside
Hospital.
She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister and is survived by two
sons, Tom West and Bill (Jackie) West; five grandchildren, William D.
(Nina Kerns) West Jr., Gary Thomas West, Rebecca (Josh) McClister,
Brendan Michael West and Skylar Lynn West; a sister, Martha Denton; many
nieces, nephews, family and friends; and her pet, Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jerry Spears
Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. Pastor Bill Abernathy will
officiate and burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

MARY GRACE ECKSTORM MILLS SWENSON
Mary Grace Eckstorm Mills Swenson of Phoenix, 92, formerly of
Marysville, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.
She was a retired hospital administrator. During World War II she was a
member of the USO. She moved to Arizona in 1975, was a devoted member of
All Saints Lutheran Church and was active in the Democratic Party, Kappa
Delta Sorority and Eastern Star.
She was born June 12, 1910, to the late John B.C. and Grace Youse
Vittemire Eckstorm, M.D., and was predeceased by two husbands, Lt. Col.
Kermit James Mills and Ingwald Andrew Swenson.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Mary Mills; two grandchildren,
James Mills (Laura) Schweikert and Ian Eckstorm Schweikert and his
fiancee, Danielle Kelly; a great-grandson, Zachary James Schweikert; a
stepson, John Charles (Alice) Swenson; and two step-grandchildren,
Richard and Alison.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's
Cancer Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital, 2701 N. 16th St., Phoenix,
Ariz. 85006.

ARCHIE WILLIAM PRINKEY
Archie William Prinkey, 87, a longtime resident of Milford center, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was retired after 50 years of farming in the Milford Center. He began
his farm career in Mount Sterling and moved to the Milford Center area
in 1947 with his young family, specializing in dairy and grain farming.
He took much pride in his crops and ran his farm efficiently with a
scheduled routine. He worked part-time at Nestle in Marysville and Ranco
in Plain City. For more than 20 years, he raised and trained
standardbred horses and raced them at Northfield Park, Scioto Downs and
Lebanon Raceway.
He was a member of the United States Trotting Association, the Union
County Farm Bureau, the Pharisburg United Methodist Church Windsor and
Community Seniors. He was a past member of the Union County Fair Board
and was recently appointed a charter trustee for the Community and
Seasoned Citizens.
He was raised by his grandparents in a coal mining community where he
lived in humble surroundings with meager belongings. As he grew and
raised his family, he was devoted to centering his life on compassion
and kindness. He was a dedicated father, loving husband, supportive
neighbor and a quiet and considerate gentleman. He enjoyed his pets,
Muffy and Pansy, feeding birds and playing cards.
He was born March 3, 1916, in Normalville, Pa., to the late Nelson and
Jenny Stillwagon Prinkey and was predeceased in 1993 by his wife of 50
years, Mabel Mae Swyers Prinkey.
He is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen (Melvin) Dillion of
Marysville, Shirley (Warren) Wulff of East Liberty and Susan Ann
Palmowski of Columbus; four grandchildren, Bill (Michelle) Elliott of
Maine, Kevin (Krys) Wulff of Richwood, Stacey (Salvatore) D'Aquila of
Connecticut and Doug (Jackie) Sabins of Marysville; 12
great-grandchildren, Cassie, Luke, Heidi, Ethan, Samantha, Alyx, Justin,
Ashley, Patrick, Cody, Cory and Mary; seven brothers, Wayne Prinkey of
Ashtabula and Jessie, Jay, Jack, John and Harold (Gladyce) Prinkey of
Pennsylvania and Melvin McDowell of Florida; a sister, Denie Lilley of
Pennsylvania; and a loving companion and caring friend, Miriam, C.
Hildreth of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be beside
his wife at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hildreth Endowment Fund for
the benefit of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church in care of the
Community Foundation of Union County or to Memorial Hospital community
meals.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

REBECCA MARIE "BECKY" JACKSON
Rebecca Marie "Becky" Jackson, 35, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at her
home in Chaparral, N.M., with her family at her side after a two-year
fight with breast cancer.
A loving and caring mother, she enjoyed arts and crafts and working on
her computer. She had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed e-mailing a joke
each day to her extended family in Marysville. She was a graduate of
Gadsen High School in Anthony, N.M., attended the University of New
Mexico at Las Cruces and had been employed as a billing clerk. She will
be remembered as a special young woman who loved her children immensely.

She was born May 18, 1967, in Marysville to the late Robert Gerald Gowin
and Bernice Marie Helm Gowin and was predeceased by a 9-year-old
brother, Joe Alliman in 2001.
She is survived by three children, Debbie, 17, Cody, 14, and Krystal,
13, of Chaparral; her stepfather, David L. Hamilton of Chaparral; two
brothers, Barry (Nanon) Gowin of Albuquerque, N.M., and PFC Charles
Alliman of Fort Bliss, Texas; a nephew, Bobby Gowin of Albuquerque;
three aunts, Joy Nowlin of Marysville, Fay Michaelis of Columbus and
Carolyn Nees of Burlington, Iowa; and several cousins.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery beside her parents. Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the
time of the service.


DENELDA MARIE "DENNY" WISSE
Denelda Marie "Denny" Wisse, 81, of Marysville died Sunday, April 27,
2003, surrounded by her family after a long illness.
A homemaker and former farmer's wife, she was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible study
classes. She was active with Dorcas Circle, the Senior Christ Care Group
and Trinity's 79ers and for many years was a faithful member of the
Altar Guild. She was a graduate of Delta High School and worked at The
Scotts Co. for six years during the 1960s. She enjoyed vegetable
gardening, sewing and crocheting.
She and her husband spent many winters in Tavares, Fla., near Mount Dora
Lake and attended St. Phillips Church in Mount Dora. She found great joy
in teaching craft classes in Florida and many of her crafts and those of
her students were given to the Shriners Children's Bone Hospital in
Tampa.
She was born April 11, 1922, in Napoleon to the late Fred and Mary
Dehnbostel Bostelman and was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Otto
and Carl Bostelman.
She is survived by her husband of more than 54 years, Charles P. Wisse
whom she married March 5, 1949, at Dola Lutheran Church in Blocktown;
two sons, Larry (Brenda) Wisse of Marysville and Glenn (Tina) Wisse of
New Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Tracy Wisse of Chicago; two
sisters-in-law, Helen Bostelman of Napoleon and Frances Bostelman of
Kenton; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Rene Ahern will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Randall Allemang, Richard Boerger, Mike Congrove,
George Derringer, Jerry Eyerman and Bob Vogt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

Martha Hill Ihle
Martha Hill Ihle, 77, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the Ohio State University 
Medical Center.
A homemaker, she was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
In recent years, she helped her dear friend, Yvonne Ball, at the Ostrander Restaurant as a special order
cook.  She was active with the Cub Scout and Boy Scouts, taught archery and enjoyed gardening 
and yard work.
She was born Feb. 25 1926, in Granville to the Late John and Agnes Masters Hill and was predeceased 
by a brother, John Hill; a sister, Charlotte Cordrey; and her husband, Omer S. Ihle in 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Candy (Thomas) Kerr of Delaware; four sons, Daniel (Theresa) Miller 
of Marysville, Bill (Debbie) Miller of Columbus, Mike (Mary )Showman of Granville and 
John E. (Lori) Miller of Pomeroy; 16 grandchildren; two sisters, Rachel Copeland of Hebron 
and Juanita Humphrey of Granville; a brother , Arlo (Judy) Hill of Newark; two brothers-in-law,
 Jake Ihle of Michigan and Dan Cordrey of Granville; an sister-in-law , Grace hill of Granville;
 and her pet companion, Mac.

Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with the Rev. Steven Smithberger officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where the procession to the cemetery will form beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or St. Joseph Indian School, Chamberlain, S.D 57326

ETTA LOUISE GROSS BAKER
Etta Louise Gross Baker, 70, of Marysville died unexpectedly Monday,
April 21, 2003, at her home.
She was a retired licensed practical nurse and worked for the Red Cross
and home health nursing in Florida.
She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and was predeceased
by her husband, Frederick S. Baker.
She is survived by a son, Lawrence (Kathy) Baker of Columbus; and a
grandson, Everett Lee Johnson of Columbus.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends after the service.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GARY M. COOK
Gary M. Cook, 59, of Bellefontaine died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Grant
Medical Center in Columbus.
We worked for Honda Manufacturing and from 1970 to 1979 managed Camp
Wesley north of Bellefontaine. He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Bellefontaine. A 1962 graduate of Bellefontaine High
School, he raised and sold 4-H lambs with Cooks Club Sheep. He was an
avid softball player. He was president of the Bellefontaine Boosters
from 1986 to 1988 and was named Booster of the Year in 1988.
He was born June 2, 1943, in Bellefontaine.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Leah Kress Cook of West
Liberty; his wife, Kaye Jones Cook whom he married Dec. 31, 1964, at the
First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine; two daughters, Vicki
(Van) Harvey of Huntsville and Shannon (Jim) Berner of Donnelsville; a
son, Ty (Carrie) Cook of Marysville; 11 grandchildren, Jordan, Brandon,
Katie and Keith Harvey, Gabriel Winans, Allison, Macy and Braden Berner
and Ryan, Adam and Haley Cook; and two brothers, Brian (Janet) Cook of
Mount Vernon and Cmdr. Richard (Susan) Cook of Virginia Beach, Va.
Funeral services will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The
Rev. William Zeller 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 Eichholz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Rutan Hospital
Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

DENELDA MARIE "DENNY" WISSE
Denelda Marie "Denny" Wisse, 81, of Marysville died Sunday, April 27,
2003, surrounded by her family after a long illness.
A homemaker and former farmer's wife, she was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible study
classes. She was active with Dorcas Circle, the Senior Christ Care Group
and Trinity's 79ers and for many years was a faithful member of the
Altar Guild. She was a graduate of Delta High School and worked at The
Scotts Co. for six years during the 1960s. She enjoyed vegetable
gardening, sewing and crocheting.
She and her husband spent many winters in Tavares, Fla., near Mount Dora
Lake and attended St. Phillips Church in Mount Dora. She found great joy
in teaching craft classes in Florida and many of her crafts and those of
her students were given to the Shriners Children's Bone Hospital in
Tampa.
She was born April 11, 1922, in Napoleon to the late Fred and Mary
Dehnbostel Bostelman and was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Otto
and Carl Bostelman.
She is survived by her husband of more than 54 years, Charles P. Wisse
whom she married March 5, 1949, at Dola Lutheran Church in Blocktown;
two sons, Larry (Brenda) Wisse of Marysville and Glenn (Tina) Wisse of
New Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Tracy Wisse of Chicago; two
sisters-in-law, Helen Bostelman of Napoleon and Frances Bostelman of
Kenton; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

MAX T. RUNKLE
Max T. Runkle, 49, of Lakeview died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at Honda
Manufacturing in East Liberty.
He was employed by Mobile Power Wash. He was a 1972 graduate of Indian
Lake High School and served as a medic and radio technician with the
U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion and Northside
Bassmasters and was an avid fisherman and reader.
He was born Nov. 7, 1953, in Bellefontaine to the late Melvin L. and
Myrtle A. Neeld Runkle and was predeceased by a brother, Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Louise Miller Runkle whom he married
Oct. 3, 1992; a stepdaughter, Kim Miller of the home; two brothers,
Melvin Lee (Jeannine) Runkle of Huntsville and Martin (Denice) Runkle of
Russells Point; four sisters, Marilyn (Lee) Lawson of Union, Margee
(Don) Leiss and Mollie (Curt) Gibson of Bellefontaine and Millie Runkle
of Lakeview; his father-in-law, Carl Miller of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Letty Runkle of Waynesfield and Sonnie (Bob) Abbott of
Hilliard; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Debbie) Miller of Kenton; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Van Horn Funeral
Home in Lakeview. Pastor Michael Gillette will officiate and burial will
be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty where military rites
will be conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.
Condolences may be sent to www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.

BETTY M. KLEINLEIN
Betty M. Kleinlein, 81, of Russells Point, formerly of the Ostrander
area, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Ostrander United Methodist
Church.
She was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Union County to the late Dale and Nina
Michael and was predeceased by a brother, Dale Wesley Michael. She
married Louis E. Kleinlein March 25, 1951, and he died Aug. 29, 1998.
She is survived by a brother- and sister-in-law, Larry and Pamela
Kleinlein of Columbus; a niece, Jennifer Counts of Columbus; a nephew,
Louis Kleinlein of Columbus; five great-nieces and -nephews; and a
special friend, Louise Bumgarner of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at
Millcreek Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

HELEN V. MYERS
Helen V. Myers, 98, a lifetime resident of Marysville died Thursday,
April 17, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a longtime faithful member of the Marysville First
Congregational United Church of Christ and had been active with its
Missionary Guild. She enjoyed membership with the Mayflower Circle of
the King's Daughters and the Windsor Community Singers and was fond of
growing flowers. She shared her artistic talent through works on many
sets of China paintings.
Born July 4, 1904, in Marysville, she was the daughter of the late W.A.
and Bertha I. Bump Vanderau. She was married to Milo L. Myers and he
preceded her in death in 1957. Also preceding her in death were three
sisters, Clara Vanderau, IvaLou Crim and Lucy Brown; and two brothers,
Philip Vanderau and Robert Vanderau.
Survivors include a step son, Lyle (Jean) Myers of Bamberg, S.C.; a
brother, William (Nina) Vanderau of Marysville; nephews, the Rev. Robert
Vanderau of Cranston, RI and John (Pam) Vanderau of Littleton, Colo.; a
niece, Margaret (Michael) Siddle of Galloway; and many great-nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of
service on Monday.


MARILYN MAHLMEISTER APPLEGATE
Marilyn Mahlmeister Applegate, 67, of Dayton died Wednesday, April 16,
2003, at Miami Valley Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 8, 1936, the daughter of the late Elwood T. and
Margaret Welsh Mahlmeister.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Terry Applegate; two sons,
Dr. David "Tad" (Dr. Mary) Applegate of Marysville and Tony (Sheila)
Applegate of Columbus; two daughters, Kathy (Bill) Hogenson of Houston,
Tex. and Terrilynn (Mike) Tennis of St. Paul, Minn.; and 10
grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Corpus Christi School, Julienne High School and
The Ohio State University. She resided with her family in Grosse Pointe,
Mich., for 15 years before returning to Dayton in 1984.
She was president and owner of Kirkwood Farms, Inc., a food wholesaler,
active member of The Ohio State Alumni Club of Detroit and former
president of Alpha Phi Alumnae Sorority. She was an avid bridge player
and enjoyed genealogy.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Westbrock Funeral Home, 5980
Bigger Road, Kettering. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at
the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Vincent Hotel, 1133 S. Edwin C. Moses
Blvd., Dayton, 45408.

KATHRYN "KATIE" J. FOUT
Kathryn "Katie" J. Fout, 75, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, April 15,
2003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was retired from the Barbara Park Care Center in Middletown. She was
a devout member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was
formerly a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Franklin where she
was active in the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the Altar Rosary
Society. She was named Mother of the Year and was very active in the
Scouting program in Franklin and she received a key to the city for her
volunteerism.
She was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Mingo to the late James and Goldie
Wilkins Bahan and was predeceased by a son, James C. Fout and two
brothers, Bob and Jim Bahan.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Boyd C. Fout whom she
married March 4, 1944; two daughters, Beth Ann (Raymen) Plank of
Englewood and Kathy (Donald) Sosby of West Mansfield; two sons, David B.
(Karen) Fout of Middletown and John B. (Jane) Fout of Charlotte, N.C.;
12 grandchildren, James Holycross, Anne Fout, Jill (Allen) Lambert,
Jennifer (Fout) Jaros, Jason Allen, Jeremy Allen, Jamie Fout, Michelle
Fout Hess, Jacqueline Miller, Kathryn Fout, Jordan Sosby and Jessica
Sosby; five great-grandchildren, Madison Holycross, Lance Lambert,
Garrett Allen, Trey Allen and Dylan Lambert; four sisters, Mary Hayslip,
Margaret "Peg" Trout and Jayne (Gene) Leiter of North Lewisburg and
Carolyn (Kenneth) Stanley of Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Shelly
Bahan of North Lewisburg, Betty Fout of Columbus and Marietta (Jack)
Gaver of Florida; and nine nieces, 13 nephews, 13 great-nieces and 16
great-nephews.
According to the laws and traditions of the Catholic church, the Mass of
Christian Burial cannot take place during the Triduum, Holy Thursday,
Good Friday and Holy Saturday. In order to accommodate the number of
family and friends, funeral services will be held at the North Lewisburg
First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Kathy Reiff
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. Friday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at
7 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, the
North Lewisburg United Methodist Church or the North Lewisburg Library.

BETTY L. FRY
Betty L. Fry, 67, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, with her
family at her side at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended
illness.
She was a devoted and compassionate minister's wife, a loving and
nurturing mother and homemaker and a skilled and hard-working
seamstress. She took an active role within each of her husband's many
charges with the Church of Christ in Christian Union throughout the
state and often served as a motivating Vacation Bible School Director
and shared her talents as a gifted pianist. She was most recently a
member of the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union in Plain
City. She especially enjoyed the love of her family and will be
remembered as a humble woman of great faith.
She was born May 25, 1935, in Urbana to the late Robert and Mary Humble
Wall and was predeceased by a son, Steven Lynn Fry in November 2001. She
married Dr. Richard L. Fry June 8, 1953, and he died Oct. 10, 1988.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Bryan) Sagar of Marysville; two
sons, Perry (Debra) Fry of North Lewisburg and Daniel (Mary) Fry of
Marysville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister,
Prudence (Ed) White of Bidwell; three sisters-in-law, Martha (Frank)
Aultman and Merry Belle (Rick) Henry of Bellefontaine and Betty
(Richard) Dowell of DeGraff; a brother-in-law, Paul (Gloria) Fry of St.
Paris; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless church friends
throughout the state.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana Church of
Christ in Christian Union, 1101 N. Main St., Urbana. The Rev. Carl Ogden
will officiate and burial will be at Springhill Cemetery near West
Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Circleville Bible College
Scholarship Fund, president's Office, P.O. Box 458, Circleville, Ohio
43113, or in care of the funeral home.

RALPH ELLETT HARDMAN
Ralph Ellett Hardman, 89, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003.
He owned and operated a farm on what is now the Transportation Research
Center and owned and operated an excavating business in Logan and
surrounding counties. He was an active member of the Middleburg United
Methodist Church and was very active in the community in his earlier
years, serving at one time as president of the Zane Local School Board
in Middleburg.
He enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing cards, building miniature model
buildings, listening to Cincinnati Reds baseball games, Christian radio
and television, spending time with family and friends and reading his
Bible. His living legacy was for everyone to come to know Jesus Christ
as their Lord and Savior which is why he handed out miniature Bibles.
He was born March 20, 1914, in Clark County to the late Ruben E. and
Gertrude Grube Hardman.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice E. Porter whom he married July 5,
1935; six sons, Ronald Sr., Jack (Rita), Paul (Lois), William (Joyce),
David (Ruthie) and Donald (Jill); a daughter, Sally (Mark) Stierhoff; 29
grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Middleburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. David B. Cottrill will officiate
and burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall at the church. The
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church; WEEC Radio in
Springfield; the 700 Club; or the American Cancer Society.

HULDA V. RAUSCH
Hulda V. Rausch, 94, of Marysville died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
A loving homemaker and farmer's wife, she was a longtime faithful member
of St. John's Lutheran Church. She graduated from Darby High School in
Unionville Center in 1927, attended Normal School and taught for two
years prior to her marriage. She was a past president of St. John's
Ladies Aid and a former volunteer for the American Red Cross.
She was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Chuckery to the late George and Anna
Renner Vollrath and was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Hugh Rausch in
1956 and a brother, Hugo Vollrath. On Nov. 24, 1931, at the St. Paul
Lutheran Church parsonage she married Luther Rausch and he died Feb. 21,
1983.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Buell) Bassette of Sun City,
Fla., and Norma (Jerry) Ruble of Bay City, Mich.; four grandchildren,
Ross Bassette, Carol (Whitney) Schmidt, Jill (Tom) Smith and Janet
(Jeff) Leigh; three great-grandsons, James and Jonathan Leigh and Kevin
Smith; two sisters, Barbara Moder of Marysville and Florence Wuertz of
Amlin; a brother, Carl (Jane) Vollrath of Columbus; many nieces and
nephews; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.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 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church Bus Ministry fund in
care of the funeral home.

SUZANNE MARIE MOORE
Suzanne Marie Moore, 53, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at her home.
She is survived by her lovinghusband of 35 years, Clarence "Butch"
Moore; her parents, John and Elberta Noeth Sr.; devoted children, Jackie
(Jeff) Kirkpatrick and John and Jason Moore; grandchildren, Mallory,
Joel, Paige, McKenzie, Hannah and Kory; three sisters, Judy (Jim) Fox,
Teri (Marv) Romine and Maribeth (Glen) Horn; four brothers, John (Gayle)
Noeth Jr., Ray (Karen) Noeth, Tom (Jeanie) Noeth and David Noeth; and
many nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and special friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1652 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus.
The Rev. Jack Nieberding will officiate. Friends my call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. today at the Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road,
Columbus where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

JAY CURTIS "CURT" HOLLOWAY II
Jay Curtis "Curt" Holloway II, 48, of Milford Center, died Monday, April
14, 2003, surrounded by his family after a 16-month battle with throat
cancer.
He was a 1972 graduate of Marysville High School. He enjoyed working
with his hands and had been employed in various aspects of the
construction industry for many years. Prior to his illness, he had
worked for American Heritage Homes in the Marysville area. He enjoyed
fishing, reading, playing cards, playing the guitar and spending time
with his family and friends at one of his famous cookout bonfires. He
was an avid collector of music and enjoyed listening to many types of
music. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all who knew
him.
He was born July 9, 1954, in Marysville to Jay C. and Clara Lucile
"Lucy" Schiller Holloway and was predeceased by his father; a brother,
Joel Craig; his paternal grandparents, John and Audrey Holloway; his
maternal grandparents, Clark and Lucy Schiller; and numerous close
friends.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, the former Viki Holloway whom he
married Oct. 20, 1984; his mother; two brothers, Jack (Shirley) Holloway
of Huber Heights and Randy Holloway of Plain City and his friend, Rhonda
Beddow; three sisters, Sue (Ray) Rice of Schell City, Mo., Jayne (Ray)
Trenta of Akron and Beth (Brent) Heflin of Raymond; his mother- and
father-in-law, Ray and Alice Holloway of Marysville; a brother-in-law,
Tim (Rosemary) Holloway of Raymond and a sister-in-law, Suzi (David)
Blue of Marysville; several nieces and nephews, Josh, Brandy and Amanda
Heflin; Peggy and Charlie Trenta, Megan and Joey Holloway, Addam and
Alissa Blue and Jordan and Kelsey Holloway; many aunts, uncles and
cousins; his extended family, Rick and Sheila Kuba, Mike, Gloria and
Melanie Rockhold, Jimmie and Monica Dail, Jo Zahn; a goddaughter, Carly
Jo Moran; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will
be at the York Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker
House at Riverside/Grant Hospital in care of the funeral home.

CHARLES L. THOMPSON
Charles L. Thompson, 78, of Marysville, local historian and archivist,
died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at Doctors West Hospital.
He retired after 30 years with National City Bank in Columbus, beginning
as a teller, advancing to line officer and retiring as a supervisor. He
was a 1943 graduate of Marysville High School and grew up in the family
home at the corner of Eighth and Oak streets across from the Big Four
Train Depot. During his teen years he worked at Butler's Restaurant as a
soda jerk. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the board and vice president of the Union County
Historical Society and served as an archivist and docent. He was the
unofficial ambassador for the Union County Visitor and Convention Bureau
and was a resource for tours, advisor to authors and an expert on local
history. He was a lifetime member of the Marysville First Congregational
United Church of Christ where he was baptized April 12, 1925, and served
as church historian, member of the board of trustees, former deacon,
choir member and past church moderator.
He was a member and board member of the Windsor and Community Seniors
and the Windsor Singers and was a member and percussionist for the Late
Bloomers senior citizens band. Knowledgeable about antiques and
collecting, he was entrusted by many families to serve as their estate
administrator, overseeing estate auctions. He was known for his sense of
humor and wit.
He was born April 4, 1925, at the King's Daughters Hospital on Court
Street, the first baby born there after it opened April 1, 1925, and was
predeceased by his parents, the Rev. George F. and Rose A. Gifford
Thompson; a sister, Francelia; five brothers, Robert, Edward, DeWitt,
George "Gifford" and Jim; and in 1985 by his wife, Mary Kay Danison
Thompson.
He is survived by a sister, Grace A. Chandler of Marysville; a brother,
Paul (Patricia) Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla.; nieces and nephews,
George Thompson Jr., Louise Smith, Marjorie Curry, Shirley Shank, Leon
Chandler, Michael Thompson, Jeff Thompson, Marilyn Rausch, David
Chandler, Carol Bell, James Chandler, Susan Emerine, Paula Birmingham,
Wilma Ross, David Thompson, Rosella Renz, Thomas Thompson and Elisabeth
Thompson; many other relatives; and his caregiver, Vi Hill of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard L. Flynn will officiate and burial will
be at Oakland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the
Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Monday.
Pallbearers will be Mike Thompson, Jim Chandler, Leon Chandler, Wes
Thompson, David Chandler and John Shank.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT TURNER
Robert Turner, 75, of Lima died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home.
He grew up in Marysville and was a branch manager for 35 years with City
Loan and Savings and later with Citizens Loan and Savings Bank, retiring
in 1992. He was a member of Shawnee Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge
706 F&AM, Board of Family Counseling and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton;
a charter member of Hi-12 Scottish Rite Masonic Club 590; life member of
BPOE 54; and past member of the board of Tristar Community Counseling
Inc. and the advisory board of Consumer Credit Counseling. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II.
He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in South Webster to the late Richard F. and
Helen Marie Smith Turner of Marysville.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Anne Graham Turner whom he married
Feb. 11, 1950; a son, Mitchell G. Turner of Lima; two daughters, Melinda
(Jeff) Querry of Lima and Molly Andrews of Houston, Texas; a sister,
Mary Elizabeth (Marvin) Twigg of Marysville; and two grandsons, Ryan and
Bradley Querry.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Chiles &
Sons-Laman Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Donald Leckrone will officiate and
burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Tabor Cemetery in
Lancaster. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shawnee Presbyterian Church or St.
Rita's Hospice.
Condolences by be sent to chiles@wcoil.com.

JOHN J. CAULEY
John J. Cauley, 80, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Thursday, April 10,
2003, at Altercare of Bucyrus after an extended illness.
He was a 1940 graduate of Woodstock High school and was a retired farmer
and livestock dealer. He was a active member of St. Michael's Catholic
Church in Mechanicsburg, a member of the Farm Bureau and a 20-year
member of the Farm Council, a charter member of the Lions Club, a
Champaign County Fair and ASC board member and a 4-H advisor for 25
years. He had lived at Altercare for four years.
He was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Union County to the late Adolphus and Mary
Corbett Cauley and was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Robert
Cauley and two granddaughters, Katy and Christina.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Rose Lanigan Cauley whom he married
June 9, 1948; three sons, Edward A. (Jacklyn) Cauley of Hilliard, John
J. (Hope) Cauley of Kenton and James Michael (Melinda) Cauley of
Bucyrus; two daughters, Rosemary Cauley of Virginia Beach and Kathleen
(Oliver) Sever of Grove City; five grandsons; two step-granddaughters; a
great-granddaughter; a brother-in-law, Walter Lanigan of London; and two
sisters-in-law, Marjorie Cauley of Mechanicsburg and Mary Catherine
Murphy of Lilly Chapel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at
St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Clarence Heis
will officiate and burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in London.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Skillman-McDonald
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg where a Rosary service will be held at 6
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association in care
of the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus, Ohio
44820.
FRED F. RIEDMILLER

Fred F. Riedmiller, 88, of Marysville died Friday, April 4, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Home.
He was a farmer and had retired after 45 years of service at Nestle as a
stationary engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War II, attended
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.
He was born Sept. 20, 1914, in Columbus to the late Fred A. and
Catherine Marie Taylor Riedmiller. He was also preceded in death by a
sister Catherine M. Schubert and a brother Thomas A. Riedmiller.
He married the former Donna E. Warner Nov. 10, 1947, in Greenup, Ky. She
preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary and Jane Riedmiller, both of
Marysville; three sons, John and Gary Riedmiller, both of Marysville,
and Zeke (Judy) Riedmiller of Galena; three grandchildren, Amy (Shane)
Willey, Adam and Amber Riedmiller; a great grandchild, Taley Willey;
three brothers, Charles G. (Rebecca) Riedmiller of Marysville, Bernard
J. (Bea) Riedmiller of Milford Center, and George L. (Elaine) Riedmiller
of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. James Taylor officiating with burial following at
Milford Center Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
Program in care of the funeral home.
Full graveside military honors will be provided by the Union County
Honor Guard.

EULA MAE NELMS MILNER
Eula Mae Nelms Milner, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Oklahoma City,
Okla., and Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her home.
She was a homemaker and retired executive secretary and a member of
Cockrell Hill Baptist Church in Dallas. Known for her hospitality and
graciousness, she was a talented artist and painted portraits, still
lifes and landscapes on china. She was a member of the China Painters
Art Guild. She moved to Marysville in 1996 to live near her daughter.
She was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Rosedale, Okla., to the late William C.
and Ethel Kaiser Nelms and was predeceased by her husband, William Frank
Milner on April 3, 1997.
She is survived by two daughters, Anita (Richard) Bailey of Plain City
and Joan (Terry) Hutchison of California; six grandchildren, Shannon
(Lyle) Shackelford of Marysville, Michelle (Kevin) Head of Douglasville,
Ga., Jeremy (Marla) Bailey of Arvada, Colo., Jonathan Bailey of
Galloway, Nathan Hutchison of Detroit and Hillary Hutchison of
California; four great-grandchildren, Evan and Emily Mae Head and Jordan
and Zachary Shackelford; two sisters, Hattie James of Maryland and
Muriel Lambdin of California; and a niece, June Whitney of Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be beside her husband at the Unionville Center
Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRED F. RIEDMILLER
Fred F. Riedmiller, 88, of Marysville died Friday, April 4, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Home.
He was a farmer and had retired after 45 years of service at Nestle as a
stationary engineer. He was an Army veteran of World War II, attended
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.
He was born Sept. 20, 1914, in Columbus to the late Fred A. and
Catherine Marie Taylor Riedmiller. He was also preceded in death by a
sister Catherine M. Schubert and a brother Thomas A. Riedmiller.
He married the former Donna E. Warner Nov. 10, 1947, in Greenup, Ky. She
preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary and Jane Riedmiller, both of
Marysville; three sons, John and Gary Riedmiller, both of Marysville,
and Zeke (Judy) Riedmiller of Galena; three grandchildren, Amy (Shane)
Willey, Adam and Amber Riedmiller; a great grandchild, Taley Willey;
three brothers, Charles G. (Rebecca) Riedmiller of Marysville, Bernard
J. (Bea) Riedmiller of Milford Center, and George L. (Elaine) Riedmiller
of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. James Taylor officiating with burial following at
Milford Center Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
Program in care of the funeral home.
Full graveside military honors will be provided by the Union County
Honor Guard.

PAULINE KLINE
Pauline Kline, 76, of Prospect died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and worked for Marblcast and Abbotts for several
years. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.
She was born June 23, 1926, in Radnor to the late Harry J. and Bernice
M. Mulvaine Miley and was predeceased by two brothers, Carle J. Miley
and Dwight Miley. She married Huey E. Kline May 21, 1945, and he died
Feb. 15, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Kevin Kline of Indian Lake; a stepson, Steve
Kline of Riverview, Fla.; two daughters, Patty (Billy) Cantrell of
Ostrander and Karen (Jack) Byrd of Prospect; a sister, Annabelle Willy
of Waldo; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Battle Run Fire and EMS


HAZEL E. CODY

Hazel E. Cody, 76 of Plain City died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Doctor's
Hospital West.
She was a cook at the Plain City Elementary School for many years and
was a sports addict who enjoyed football and basketball. She had a green
thumb and looked forward to planting and growing her flowers every year.
She was known as a grandmother to everyone and thought the world of her
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was born April 16, 1926, in Marion to the late David and Myrtle
Vance Jordan and was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Cody in 1998; a
son, Gary Hedges in 2001; an infant brother, Buddy Jordan; and two
sisters, Lois Cody in 2001 and Opal Loker.
She is survived by two children, Scott (Shannon) Cody of Plain City and
Kelly Cody of Columbus; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; a
brother, Paul "Ted" Jordan of California; and a sister, Saundra Guidry
of Alaska.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest
Grove Cemetery in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate.
The Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NELLIE MAE MCCUNE
Nellie Mae McCune, 90, of Marysville died Monday, March 31, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a charter member of the Indianola Avenue Church of Christ in
Columbus and attended New Horizon Baptist Church in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Fayette County to the late Charles Ross
and Mary Olive Kier McCune and was predeceased by a sister, Thelma
Willis and two brothers, Stanley and Russell McCune.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Eric Allen
will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call one hour prior to the service.

DEBORAH LYNNE McADOW
Deborah "Deb" Lynne McAdow, 54, of Marysville and formerly of Dublin,
died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, with her family by her side at Riverside
Methodist Hospital after a four and a half month illness.
She retired as a unit clerk in the emergency room of Riverside following
30 years of employment. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed working
part-time at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville where she was able to
share her wonderful compassion and care for the elderly. She was a 1966
graduate of Fairbanks High School. Affectionately known as "Aunt
Bobbie",  her greatest joys came from spending time with her family and
her nieces and nephews. She was a talented cook and her family always
looked forward to one of her delicious cheesecakes or a batch of sugar
cookies. A fan of Woody Hayes and the OSU girls basketball team, she
will be remembered for her witty one-liners and as a cherished member of
her family and circle of friends.
She was born Aug. 27, 1948, in Columbus, to Bernard H. and Genevieve
McKitrick McAdow. Her father preceded her in death on July 16, 1998.
Survivors include her mother of Marysville; a sister, Deanna (Duane) Fee
of Marysville;  a brother, Doug (Pat) McAdow of Marysville; a niece,
Stephanie L. Bass; three nephews, Josh (Phynesia) Edwards, Ryan (Amanda)
McAdow and Nick McAdow; four great-nephews; one great-niece; her special
"Aunt Neeter" Berneta Zacharias of Marysville; many loving cousins; her
former co-workers and countless friends.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Marysville Christian Church
with Pastors Martyn Sheckler and Nathan Pugh officiating. Burial will
take place at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or
the Marysville Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

JOSEPH FRED MYERS
Joseph Fred Myers, 76, of Hillsville, Va., died Tuesday, April 22, 2003,
at his home.
He was a builder in the Marysville area for more than 25 years and was a
member of Palestine Lodge 158 and a past patron of Mary Chapter 9 OES in
Marysville. He was a member of Jerusalem Shrine Temple, Grand Consistory
and Scottish Rite in New Orleans and was a veteran of World War II
stationed in Germany.
He is survived by his wife, Regena Myers; a sister, Laura Branscome of
Hillsville; a brother, John R. (Jenny) Stillwell of Ohio; and several
nieces and nephews.

LOUISE DODGE KIRKENDALL
Louise Dodge Kirkendall, 93, a longtime resident of Union County, died
Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at her home near Marysville.
She was the only graduate in her class at New California High School and
earned an R.N. Degree from Mount Carmel School of Nursing and a bachelor
of arts degree from Ohio State University. She taught nursing at St.
Joseph's Hospital in South Bend, Ind., and home nursing courses at the
Ohio Reformatory for Women and in her home. She was a lifetime member of
the New California Presbyterian Church where she was christened and
later taught children's and adult Sunday School.
She established the lunch program at the New California school and
coordinated the annual reunions of the extended Dodge families at the
American Legion Hall in Marysville. She was a past chairwoman of the
Republican Party of Union County, a Red Cross volunteer and an overseer
of elections in Jerome Township. She was a member of Kappa Delta
sorority, Tecumseh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists,
Columbus Country Club, Scioto Country Club, Castalia Trout Club and Surf
Club in Miami Beach and a charter member of the Childhood League.
She and her husband acquired the family farm from her mother in 1939 and
moved there from Bexley. With the assistance of her nephew, Joe Dodge,
she farmed the land the past 64 years. She had a collection of
arrowheads gleaned from the farm, reminding her of her Wyandot Native
American heritage.
Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, trout fishing and bridge for
which she earned several trophies. She and her family frequented their
winter home in Miami Beach and she and her husband traveled extensively
in Canada and on the East Coast and in England and the Mediterranean.
She regretted that she never crossed the Mississippi River.
She was born to the late Thomas J. and Agnes Dodge in a farmhouse
neighboring the Dodge homestead where her family moved when she was four
years old. She was predeceased in 1968 by her husband, Dr. Ben Renick
Kirkendall whom she married in 1929 and a daughter, Sandra Reckless in
2001.
She is survived by four children, Ben Renick (Billie) Kirkendall of
Marysville, Sally Lou (Paul) McDonald of Greenwich, Conn., Thomas Dodge
(Dorothy) Kirkendall of Potomac, Md., and Betty (Eliot) Knowles of South
Dartmouth, Mass; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Walter Reckless of Dublin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the New
California Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Loving
Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.

JOE P. MORSE
Joe P. Morse, 83, of Hilliard, formerly of the Milford Center area, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Riverside Hospital.
He retired in 1974 from Union Aggregates 5 Points Inc. in Marysville,
Marysville Concrete and Materials, Prospect Sand Co., Green Camp Gravel
and Delaware Ready Mix Inc. of which he was part owner and CEO.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Manila, Luzon.
He was a life member of American Legion Post 79, a 50-year member of 40
et 8, a life member of VFW Post 4599 in Milford Center, past chairman of
Boys State and an organizer of American Legion Junior Boys Baseball. He
served as president of the Union County Welfare Board and was a 4-H club
member. He graduated from Chuckery High School and Darby High School and
attended Miami Jacobs College in Dayton and Columbus Office Training.
He enjoyed fishing, his family, gardening, sports, square dancing and
wood carving and was a charter member of the Coloosa Woodcarvers in Fort
Myers and the Columbus Chippers. He was a past member and former deacon
of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville. He transferred his membership
to Fort Myers to help organize the charter of Lamb of God Lutheran
Church and in 1990 transferred his membership to Resurrection
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hilliard.
He was born June 26, 1919, on the Morse farm on Route 38 near Chuckery
to the late George Nelson and Mabel Geyer Morse and was predeceased by
three brothers, Kermit, Ray and John Marvin; two sisters, Dorothy Davis
and Mary McCormick; and a son-in-law, Ross Barr. He married Minnie Burns
in 1939 and she died in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Pringle Morse whom he married
Nov. 13, 1976; three daughters, Lois Barr of Worthington, Sandra
(Michael) Brown of Marysville and Marilyn (Dr. Greg) Matthews of
Republic; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Julie Matthews and Kelley
Brown; stepchildren, Robert T. (Sherry) Pringle II of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Roberta (Jordon) Horne of Cincinnati and Robin (Dr. F. Wyatt) Butler of
New Berlin, Wis.; step-grandchildren, David, Robert III, Anne, Sarah,
Joseph, Nathan, Alison, Warren, Colin and Byron; a sister, Jane
(Clarence) Gamble of Marysville; four sisters-in-law, Mary Morse, Marty
Morse, Virginia Moore and Marie Burns; brothers- and sisters-in-law,
Lutrelle and Ruth Boerger and Ralph and Dorothy Burns; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services were held today Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home. The
Rev. Warren Ricart officiated and burial was at the Mitchell Cemetery
near Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran
Church in care of the funeral home.

LOUISE DODGE KIRKENDALL
Louise Dodge Kirkendall, 98, a longtime resident of Union County, died
Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at her home near Marysville.
She was the only graduate in her class at New California High School to
further her education and earned an R.N. Degree from Mount Carmel School
of Nursing and a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio State University. She
taught nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital in South Bend, Ind., and home
nursing courses at the Ohio Reformatory for Women and in her home. She
was a lifetime member of the New California Presbyterian Church where
she was christened and later taught children's and adult Sunday School.
She established the lunch program at the New California school and
coordinated the annual reunions of the extended Dodge families at the
American Legion Hall in Marysville. She was a past chairwoman of the
Republican Party of Union County, a Red Cross volunteer and an overseer
of elections in Jerome Township. She was a member of Kappa Delta
sorority, Tecumseh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists,
Columbus Country Club, Scioto Country Club, Castalia Trout Club and Surf
Club in Miami Beach and a charter member of the Childhood League.
She and her husband acquired the family farm from her mother in 1939 and
moved there from Bexley. With the assistance of her nephew, Joe Dodge,
she farmed the land the past 64 years. She had a collection of
arrowheads gleaned from the farm, reminding her of her Wyandot Native
American heritage.
Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, trout fishing and bridge for
which she earned several trophies. She and her family frequented their
winter home in Miami Beach and she and her husband traveled extensively
in Canada and on the East Coast and in England and the Mediterranean.
She regretted that she never crossed the Mississippi River.
She was born to the late Thomas J. and Agnes Dodge in a farmhouse
neighboring the Dodge homestead where her family moved when she was four
years old. She was predeceased in 1968 by her husband, Dr. Ben Renick
Kirkendall whom she married in 1929 and a daughter, Sandra Reckless in
2001.
She is survived by four children, Ben Renick (Billie) Kirkendall of
Marysville, Sally Lou (Paul) McDonald of Greenwich, Conn., Thomas Dodge
(Dorothy) Kirkendall of Potomac, Md., and Betty (Eliot) Knowles of South
Dartmouth, Mass; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Walter Reckless of Dublin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the New
California Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or Loving
Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.

DAVID E. YOUNG
David E. Young, 89, of Marysville died Friday morning, May 23, 2003, at
the Arbors of Delaware after an extended illness.
He was a retired machinist with the O.M. Scott Co. of Marysville and was
very active in the Auxiliary of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
He was born May 2, 1914, in Columbus to the late David C. and Elma
English Young. He married the former Helen Heaps, May 19, 1933, and she
preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 1965. His sisters, Margaret Nader,
Elma Gaver and Harriett Barber also preceded him in death.
He is survived by five children: Roderick (Joy) Young of Columbus; Judy
(Richard) Teeters of Washington Courthouse; Joellen Thompson of Ashley;
Marie Beckley of Dublin; and David Young of Jeffersonville; seven
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and his former wife Edith Orr
Young of Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Oakdale
Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville, with the Rev. Wayne
Engle officiating.
Memorial contributions may be may be made to the Union County Cancer
Society in care of the funeral home.

JOE P. MORSE
Joe P. Morse, 83, of Hilliard, formerly of the Milford Center area, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Riverside Hospital.
He retired in 1974 from Union Aggregates 5 Points Inc. in Marysville,
Marysville Concrete and Materials, Prospect Sand Co., Green Camp Gravel
and Delaware Ready Mix Inc. of which he was part owner and CEO.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in Manila, Luzon.
He was a life member of American Legion Post 79, a 50-year member of 40
et 8, a life member of VFW Post 4599 in Milford Center, past chairman of
Boys State and an organizer of American Legion Junior Boys Baseball. He
served as president of the Union County Welfare Board and was a 4-H club
member. He graduated from Chuckery High School and Darby High School and
attended Miami Jacobs College in Dayton and Columbus Office Training.
He enjoyed fishing, his family, gardening, sports, square dancing and
wood carving and was a charter member of the Coloosa Woodcarvers in Fort
Myers and the Columbus Chippers. He was a past member and former deacon
of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville. He transferred his membership
to Fort Myers to help organize the charter of Lamb of God Lutheran
Church and in 1990 transferred his membership to Resurrection
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hilliard.
He was born June 26, 1919, on the Morse farm on Route 38 near Chuckery
to the late George N. and Mabel Geyer Morse and was predeceased by three
brothers, Kermit, Ray and John Marvin; two sisters, Dorothy Davis and
Mary McCormick; and a son-in-law, Ross Barr. He married Minnie Burns in
1939 and she died in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Pringle Morse whom he married
Nov. 13, 1976; three daughters, Lois Barr of Worthington, Sandra
(Michael) Brown of Marysville and Marilyn (Dr. Greg) Matthews of
Republic; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Julie Matthews and Kelley
Brown; stepchildren, Robert T. (Sherry) Pringle II of Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Roberta (Jordon) Horne of Cincinnati and Robin (Dr. F. Wyatt) Butler of
New Berlin, Wis.; step-grandchildren, David, Robert III, Anne, Sarah,
Joseph, Nathan, Alison, Warren, Colin and Byron; a sister, Jane
(Clarence) Gamble of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Moore and
Marie Burns; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Lutrelle and Ruth Boerger and
Ralph and Dorothy Burns; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Warren Ricart will officiate and burial will be at the
Mitchell Cemetery near Milford Center where full military honors will be
provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where an American Legion
memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m..
Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran
Church in care of the funeral home.

ANNIE CATHERINE COBB
Annie Catherine Cobb, 74, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at her home in
LaRue.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and
cooking. Her whole life revolved around her loving family, her husband,
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born June 30, 1928, in Midway, W.V., to the late Elmer and Ethel
King Hudson and was predeceased by an infant son and a brother, Bill
Hudson.
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Cobb Sr. whom she married July
26, 1947, in Cattletsburg, Ky.; five sons, Bob (Sally) Cobb, Rick
(Deanna) Cobb, Jeff (Judy) Cobb and Roger (Lisa) Cobb of LaRue and David
(Robbie) Cobb of New Bloomington; four daughters, Shirley (Mike)
Schmelzer of Richwood and Sharon (Gary) Butler, Sandy Smith and Sherry
(Lowell) White of LaRue.; 29 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a
brother, John (Vi) Hudson of New Bloomington; and a sister, Marie
(Delbert) Graybill of New Bloomington.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

MARGARET "MARGO" V. CUSHMAN
Margaret "Margo" V. Cushman, 83, of Woodstock died Monday, May 19, 2003,
in Woodstock.
She was a Sunday School teacher for many years in Woodstock and was a
member of the Champaign County Farm Bureau.
She was born June 26, 1919, in Greensboro, N.C., to the late Guthrie and
Addie Crowder Goodman and was predeceased by a brother, William Goodman;
a sister, Elizabeth Hall; and her husband, Charles B. Cushman whom she
married April 3, 1943, at Fort Bliss, Texas.
She is survived by two sons, Thad (Susan) Cushman of Urbana and Charlie
Cushman of North Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Thad A. (Shelly)
Cushman, Greg Cushman, April (Tim) Wilson, Emily Cushman and Alex
Cushman; six great-grandchildren, Cole, Reese, Bailey, Victoria, Denver
and Blake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Tom
Showalter will officiate and burial will be at the Woodstock Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Thad W., Thad A., Greg, Charlie and Alex Cushman and
Tim Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Champaign County
Fire District, 60 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio, 43060.

ARTHUR CHARLES WARNER
Arthur Charles Warner, 96, died Sunday, May 18, 2003.
He was a farmer and a good steward of the land. He was a talented worker
of metal and was particularly proud of the iron railings he designed and
crafted for the Claibourne United Methodist Church. A versatile
mechanic, he built the first two motorized school buses in the area. He
was a member of the Claibourne United Methodist Church, an associate
member of the Sun-n-Fun Community Church in Florida and considered the
Claibourne Advent Christian Church an important part of the community.
He enjoyed his Claibourne community and his winters in Sarasota, Fla.
Although he was physically slowed by ill health, he kept his sharp mind
and keen wit. His greatest joy was visiting with friends and relatives.
He was born July 3, 1906, to the late Elmore and Lina Snedeker Warner
and was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Maurice and a sister,
Mary McCafferty. He was married to Ellen Potts Dec. 24, 1931, in
Coshocton by the Rev. E.K. Barrs and she died Aug. 19, 1988.
He is survived by his daughter, Patt Warner Houk; 10 nieces and nephews
and their families; several cousins; and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral home in Richwood. Pastors Joe Rhea and Glenn Decker will
officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Ned Potts, Charles Warner, Lee
McCafferty, Gary Carrel, Tim Livingston and Joe Howald. Honorary
pallbearers will be Robert Howald, Pearl Johnston, Richard Ridge and
Arch Lindsay of the Richwood area and Harley Hart of Marengo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church, 26434 Claibourne Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344, or the Greater
Columbus Habitat for Humanity, 3259 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio
43224.

MARY ELIZABETH RAMSEY
Mary Elizabeth Ramsey, 76, of Enon died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Mercy
Medical Center in Springfield.
She retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 44 years of
service. She graduated from Olive Branch High School in 1946 and was an
active member of the Enon United Methodist Church.
She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Clark County to the late Frances E. and
Lillie F. Huber Whittington and was predeceased by a brother, Louis W.
Whittington and her husband, Thomas Ramsey.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (David) McMillin of Marysville;
grandchildren, Bridget Knapp, Paul and Jenny Oliver and Ryan McMillin of
Marysville; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith May Robinson of
Enon; a brother, Donald H. (Miriam) Whittington of Texas; and a nephew,
Eric (Marsha) Robinson of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Littleton and Rue
Funeral Home in Springfield. The Rev. Chris Farmer will officiate and
burial will be at the Enon Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
Condolences may be sent to www.littletonandrue.com.

 

MORRIS A. OSTGAARD
Morris A. Ostgaard, 81, of Milford Center died Friday, May 16, 2003, at
his home.
He was retired as head of the research and development of the Guidance
and Control Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He had been
engaged in farming since 1965 when he and his wife purchased their
family farm near Milford Center. Since retirement, he had been an
international consultant as an aerospace engineer in flight controls.
He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering
from the University of Minnesota in 1950 and equivalent master of
science degree in control engineering at the University of Michigan,
U.C.L.A. and Ohio State University. He worked for 35 years in flight
control, including guidance and control, design, analysis and test
experience and was chairman and member of the NATO Advisory Group of
Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) for 13 years. He was source
selection chairman and member of numerous systems, including the space
shuttle, supersonic transport, B-1, C-14, YC-15, YF-16 and YF-17. He was
the originator of the fly-by-wire technology, active control technology,
digital flight control system technology with applications to the F-16,
F-15 and advanced commercial transport. He served as NATO-AGARD
consultant to Turkey, Greece and Italy on Drone missile guidance and
control.
He enjoyed farming, was a member of the Farm Bureau and was an avid
collector. He was an associate fellow in AIAA, vice chairman for the SAE
Committee of Safety, former member of AIAA Committee on Safety, panel
member and chairman of NATO-AGARD Guidance and Control, U.S.
Co-coordinator for AGARD Guidance and Control Panel, member of the Joint
Automatic Control Council and U.S.A.F. member of the Department of
Transportation SST Research Council.
He received many awards in the aerospace field, including numerous
outstanding performance awards, Meritorious Civilian Service Award in
1975, AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award in 1979, Decoration for
Exceptional Civilian Service Award in 1984 and Outstanding Civilian
Career Service Award and NATO-AGARD Certificate of Exceptional Service
in 1985. He had published many technical reports and papers during his
career.
He was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Climax, Minn., to the late John P. and
Emma Ness Ostgaard and was predeceased by two brothers, John and Carl.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane A. Fahlin to whom he was
married by the Rev. Ewald J. Conrad at the Little Homelike Lutheran
Church in Minneapolis on Oct. 10, 1947; two sons, Steven M. (Rebecca)
Ostgaard of Boulder, Colo., and John C. (Sandra) Ostgaard of Fairborn; a
daughter, Nan M. (Kenneth) Reiff of Milford Center; three grandchildren,
Tom W., Andrea M. and Erika N. Ostgaard; two brothers, Vernon (Delores)
Ostgaard of Climax and Allan (Rose) Ostgaard of The Dells, Wis.; two
sisters, Jane Haley of Eau Claire, Wis., Pearl (Vince) Juskoviak of
Milwaukee and Darlene (Jerry) Blokzyl of Topock, Ariz.; and two
sisters-in-law, Ruth Brown of Fullerton, Calif. and Ada Ostgaard of
Meridian, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Kathy Reiff will officiate and burial will be at the
Milford Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Township EMS in care of
the funeral home. The Union County Honor Guard will provide taps and
flag folding at the cemetery.

LEWIS JOHN SCHWARTZKOPF
Lewis John Schwartzkopf, 73, of Findlay died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was retired after 31 years with the Marathon Oil Company and was a
member of many organizations, including the Music Box Society and the
Soaring Society.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer John and Tillie Rausch
Schwartzkopf and a daughter, Laura Lee Schwartzkopf.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria Ringhof Schwartzkopf; his
children, Lois Jon (Kamran) Barin and John David Schwartzkopf of
Columbus; a stepdaughter, Debbie (Eric) Daugherty of Martinsville, Ill.;
two stepsons, Don Taggart of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Steve (Sharon)
Taggart of Houston, Texas; a brother, Don Swartz of Honor, Mich.; a
sister, Lillian Graupner of Plymouth, Minn.; an aunt, Christine
(Herbert) Vollrath of Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and
countless friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Coldren-Crates
Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. Pastor Chris Cravens will
officiate and burial will be private. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Findlay
Public Library, Fort Findlay Playhouse or a charity of the donor's
choice.

ARMINA "MINA" MATILDA PAYNE BIDWELL
Armina "Mina" Matilda Payne Bidwell, 96, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003,
at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Ariz.
She attended many churches and did not graduate from high school because
she was needed to work at home and help take care of her younger
siblings.
She was born Jan. 29, 1907, in Plain City to the late John William and
Edna Mozella Poston Payne and was predeceased by her husband, Eldon
Bidwell; three brothers, William, Andrew and Russell Payne; and a
sister, Pearle.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Helen Bidwell and many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Milford Center
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Payne will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 4
to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.

RAMONA "MONIE" JUNE SELLERS
Ramona "Monie" June Sellers, 74, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood,
died unexpectedly after a short illness Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at
Doctors Hospital West.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she retired from
Memorial Hospital of Union County in 1995 as a secretary in the
radiology department. She was a former associate of O.M. Scott and Sons,
Citizens Federal Savings and Loan and Shields Pharmacy. She was a member
of the Richwood Central United Methodist Church where she was baptized
March 24, 1940. A 1946 graduate of Richwood High School, she was very
active in her high school alumni association.
She was a longtime bowler and past president and secretary of the Union
County Women's Bowling Association and traveled cross country through
the years with her bowling friends. She was known as vivacious, vibrant
and happy, enjoyed playing cards and doing crossword puzzles and was a
talented seamstress who generously volunteered to sew for family,
neighbors and friends.
She was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Richwood to the late John and Anna
Wheeler Mulligan and was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Marvin
Mulligan; a brother-in-law, Donald Sellers; and a sister-in-law,
Patricia Sellers.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Albert "Al" D. Sellers whom
she married Oct. 16, 1946; a son, John (Dolores) Sellers of Marysville;
eight grandchildren, Shawn Sellers, Leah Sellers Bornino, Lori Tamasy,
Angela Sellers, Ben Trumbull, Brian Bornino, Timothy Tamasy and Aaron
Hiller; three sisters, Anita (Leo) Howell of Columbus, Martha (Paul)
Winkle of Richwood and Elizabeth (Jerry) Eaches of Radnor; a
brother-in-law, Robert (Karen) Sellers of Radnor; three sisters-in-law,
Twila Mulligan of Marysville, Marcella (Robert) Yake of Marion and
Evelyn Hines of Pennsylvania; an aunt, Frankie Landon; an uncle, Kenneth
Wheeler; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Bryan P. Lauzau will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VIVIAN L. "SUE" MULLINS
Vivian L. "Sue" Mullins, 47, of Marysville died Monday, May 12, 2003, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center after a short illness.
She was employed as a machinist with Siemans in Urbana for more than 25
years. She enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting and especially enjoyed
country music and Garth Brooks. Her greatest joy came from her family
and she will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and an
incredible sister.
She was born Feb. 2, 1956, in Columbus to the late Phillip and Betty
Griffith Brown and was predeceased by an infant son.
She is survived by two sons, Brian (Janae) Mulvaine and Jonathan Mullins
of Marysville; a grandson, Conner Mulvaine; two brothers, Gene Brown of
London and Steve (Angela) Brown of Raymond; and several nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Moceri will officiate and burial will be at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Thursday.

EDITH BLUE WILSON
Edith Blue Wilson, 90, of Mount Gilead died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at
Woodside Village Care Center after a long illness.
 She worked for Ohio Bureau of Workman's Compensation for many years.
She was born Feb. 10, 1913, to the late Howard and Olive (Schertzer)
Blue in Union County and was preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence
Wood of Richwood and Harold Wilson of Columbus.
She is survived by a brother, H. Wilton Blue of Marysville; a sister and
brother-in-law, Esther and Lloyd Bunker of Delaware; an aunt, Blanche
Dunn of New Albany; a niece, Patricia Blue; and two nephews, L. Max and
Lynn Bunker.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. The Rev. John Goff will
officiate.
Contributions may be made in her memory to Woodside Village, 841 W.
Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.
The Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com.

GARY L. HENDRICKSON
Gary L. Hendrickson, 27, of Mansfield and formerly of Marysville died
Thursday, May 8, 2003, in Mansfield.
He worked in sales, was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors and
was a loving father who loved playing with his children.
He was born Sept. 13, 1975, to Gary E. Hendrickson and Myra L. Wilson
Edwards. He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents,
Lee and Delma Mitchell.
He is survived by his father, Gary E. (Cheryl) Hendrickson of Broadway,
his mother Myra L. Wilson Edwards and stepfather Jim Picklesimer, both
of Marysville, companion Darcy Foor of Mansfield and daughters Ansley,
Haley and McKensey.
Also surviving are sisters Carla Slatten and Susan Bradford, both of
Marysville, brothers Jason Hendrickson of Marysville, Anthony
Hendrickson of Richwood, Jason Picklesimer of Marysville, maternal
grandparents Robert Wilson of Phoenix and Phyllis (Larry) Overfield of
Indian Lake, paternal grandparents Ed and Velma Hendrickson of Richwood,
uncles Jeff and Keith Crisp of Indian Lake and many other aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with
the Pastor Steven Wood officiating and burial following at Milford
Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to his children in care of the
funeral home.

LOIS JEAN SAXTON WILLIAMS
Lois Jean Saxton Williams, 71, of Richwood, formerly of Morral, died
Friday, May 9, 2003, at the home of her daughter.
She was born April 28, 1932, in Marion to the late Bert and Helen
(Marine) Saxton.
She had worked at the former Tecumseh Products in Marion, was a 1950
graduate of the Morral High School and had attended the Wesley U.M.
Church in Marion.
She enjoyed Bingo, fishing and most of all, her family.
On Oct. 11, 1958 she married Harold L. Williams and he died Aug. 20,
1993. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Dick Saxton.
Surviving are a daughter, Lee Anne (Kelly) Monroe of Richwood, six sons,
Mike Monahan of Chillicothe, Gary (Brenda) Williams of Bucyrus, Mike
(Vickie) Williams of Meeker, Steve Monahan of Marion, Tim (Bunny)
Monahan of Marion and Dan (Teresa) Williams of Morral.
Also surviving are a brother, Donald (Norma) Saxton of Caledonia, 17
grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, where friends may call from noon until the time of the
service. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be in the
Frame (Meeker) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.


DOROTHY V. "DOT" GLASSMEYER HULL
Dorothy V. "Dot" Glassmeyer Hull, 90, of Marysville died Wednesday, May
7, 2003, at her home.
She was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel
Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star and White Shrine of Jerusalem.
She was born Feb. 28, 1913, in Leesburg Township to the late George  and
Josephine Groome Jones and was predeceased by her first husband, Wilbur
"Pete" Glassmeyer and her second husband, Howard Hull.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Claibourne
Cemetery. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church, 13317 Route 347, Marysville.

OLIVE ANN BLANKENSHIP
Olive Ann Blankenship, 78, of Green Camp died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital after a short illness.
She was a 1942 graduate of Marysville High School and with her husband,
owned the White Swan Restaurant for 25 years then Babe and Ollie's
Grocery in Green Camp for five years. She was an avid sports fan,
especially of the Elgin Comets and the Ohio State Buckeyes. The one
thing in her life that brought her the most joy was her family, her
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Lewistown to the late William E. and
Jesse Murphy Zolman and was predeceased by a sister, Betty L. Brelsford
and a brother, William B. Zolman. She married Babe R. Blankenship Feb.
8, 1950, in New Castle, Ind., and he died Jan. 8, 1998.
She is survived by her children, Lisa (Lloyd) Smith of Charleston,
Tenn., Lacy (Eva) Blankenship, Lari (Brenda) Blankenship and Lyle
Blankenship of Prospect and Lonn (Gabrielle) Blankenship of Panama City,
Fla.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a special
friend, Patti Henderson of Green Camp. She was a special aunt to Linda
Brelsford and Pam Axline of Marion and Bill Brelsford of Middletown.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Nancy Ratz will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

WILLIAM P. "BILL" POLK
William P. "Bill" Polk, 72, of Marysville, formerly of Flint, Mich.,
died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at the Ohio State University
Medical Center.
He was a history, science and health teacher at Christian Academy in
Marysville for the past six years and was a former associate of the
Scotts Company and General Motors. He was a member and deacon of St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on the stewardship
committee and taught Vacation Bible School. He served on the board of
the Union County Historical Society for five years and was instrumental
in acquiring grant funds for the society's building expansion. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1947 to 1951.
He had lived with his family in Marysville since 1979 and previously
taught in the Fairbanks school district. A highly popular and respected
teacher, he affectionately referred to his students as "my kids." He had
a love for history, especially American and Civil War heritage, and was
knowledgeable about both World War eras. He had a passion for family
genealogy and research and loved caring for animals, especially his pet
dog, Reddi.
An avid University of Michigan football fan, he earned a bachelor's
degree in history from that university where he also worked toward his
master's degree.
He was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Flint to the late James B. and Wonet
Yancey Polk and was predeceased by a stepson, James N. Trevorrow on July
26, 1991; two sisters, Opal Eckert and Nadine McCallum; and three
brothers-in-law, Harold "Red" Forry, the Rev. Hubert Rausch and Quincy
Bridges.
He is survived by his wife, Lora Rausch Trevorrow Polk whom he married
July 7, 1971; a son, William (Linda) Polk Jr. of Davison, Mich.; a
daughter, Karen (William) Worthing of Davison; a stepson, Jeff (Denise)
Trevorrow of Powell; seven grandchildren, Gina (Walter) Thompson,
Nathaniel (Emily) Worthing, Justin and Shane Worthing and Christopher,
Julia and Brittney Trevorrow; a great-grandson, Christian Worthing; a
brother, Clarence Polk of Michigan; four sisters, Christine Green of
Michigan, Betty (Thurston Hauck) DePro of Florida, Jeannie (Al) Statler
of Missouri and Elizabeth Polk of Michigan; three sisters-in-law, Norma
Forry and Charlene Rausch of Marysville and Juanita Bridges of Logan;
two brothers-in-law, Charles (Christel) Rausch of Marysville and Arthur
(Ruth) Rausch of West Mansfield; his former wife, Irmgard Turner of
Michigan; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Revs. Thomas S. Hackett, Jacob D. Heino and Derrick
N. Hurst will officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church debt retirement fund or
the Christian Academy media center.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

IRVIN ROLFE
Irvin Rolfe, 69, of Delaware died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Grady
Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He retired in September 1997 after more than 39 years of service to the
O.M. Scott Co. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of
the Richwood Church of Christ. His hobbies were gardening and hunting.
He was born June 21, 1933, in Fayette County to the late Cary B. and
Stella M. Purdin Rolfe and was predeceased by six brothers and three
sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma J. Young Rolfe whom he married July 6,
1984; two daughters, Deanna Chung of Delaware and Dana Rolfe of Ashley;
stepchildren, Mark Linn of Radnor and Fred Linn and Lori Linn of
Delaware; two granddaughters, Kia Chung and Hillary Rolfe; and two
brothers, Dale (Nancy) Rolfe of Mount Sterling and Edwin (Nancy) Rolfe
of Washington C.H.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Richwood
Church of Christ. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will
be at the Shoup (Thompson Township) Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to
6 p.m. Sunday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 29063
Sivey Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

RICHARD JOHN COSLER
Richard John Cosler, 58, of Richwood died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He was a graduate of Ohio Northern University and had worked as a baker
for the past two and one half years for Buehler's in Delaware. He was a
member of the Breadmakers Guild, F&AM St. John's Lodge 13, Valley of
Dayton Scottish Rite and Marion Community Farmer's Market. He was on the
board for the culinary school at Tri-Rivers and enjoyed collecting and
spending time on his computer.
He was born May 19, 1944, in Columbus to the late Richard Russell and
Elizabeth J Rosien Cosler. He married Pamela Rhoades in 1965 and she
died in 1983.
He is survived by a son, Ryan J. (Christine) Cosler of Johnstown; a
daughter, Kelley Sue (Rodney) Crampton of Iberia; four grandchildren,
Cody and Devan-Dawn Jones and Travis and Alex Crampton; a sister, Sharon
(Rodney) Houston of Tipp City; a special friend, Carolyn Rapp of
Richwood and her daughters, Barbara Sue (David) Austin and Sherrie Linn
Rapp of Greensboro, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Royal Oak
Cemetery Chapel in Phillipsburg where a Scottish Rite Ring Ceremony will
be held. Pastor Jeff Conrad will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to breast cancer research.

ARTHUR CHESTER KEEVER
Arthur Chester Keever, 82, of Indianapolis died Wednesday, May 7, 2003.
He was a welder at F.H. Langsenkamp for 15 years and previously worked
at Weber Engineering as a welder. He believed in Jesus Christ.
He was born May 12, 1920, in Hagerstown, Ind., to the late Chester E.
and Cida A. Coomes Keever and was predeceased by his first wife, Verna
Keever and a sister, Florence Bailey.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth McCleery Keever whom he married March
4, 1960; children, Bruce Keever of Marysville, Phyllis Keever of
Indianapolis, Dena Keever of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Arthur D. Keever of
Covington, Ga.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters,
Waneta Hull and Patience Northern of Indiana and Rosemary Knight of
Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the G.H.
Herrmann Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ind., and burial will be at Mount
Pleasant Glenns Valley in Greenwood. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday.

JOYCE L. TAYLOR
Joyce L. Taylor, 83, of Unionville Center died Wednesday, May 7, 2003,
at the Convalarium at Indian Run.
She was a nurse aide for Memorial Hospital of Union County for 18 1/2
years and a member of the Unionville Center United Methodist Church. She
was an avid sports fan, especially of OSU, and with her husband, enjoyed
watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren play
sports. Quiet and unassuming, she was well liked by everyone and would
do anything for anyone.
She was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Tiffin to the late Fred and Floy Leister
Lambka and was predeceased by her husband John G. Taylor Oct. 31, 2002.
She is survived by three daughters, Meredith (Kenny) Skidmore of London,
Sharon (Tony) Coe of Milford Center and Pat (Jim) Wolfe of Plain City;
seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Skip (Charlotte)
Lambka of Plain City; and a sister, Doris Jordan Eddy of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will
be at the Unionville Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Friday.

ALBERTA PRICKETT BAILEY
Alberta Prickett Bailey, 91, of Plain City died Monday, May 5, 2003, at
the Roman Eagle Memorial Home in Danville, Va.
She retired after 22 years of teaching in the Columbiana Public School
System where her husband was superintendent for many years. She was a
very active member and treasurer of the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, First Families of Ohio and the Union County Retired Teachers
Association.
She was born Sept. 20, 1911, in Plain City to the late William E. and
Anna Amrine Prickett; her husband, Delmore W. Bailey in 1977; a son,
Charles Randall "Randy" Bailey in 2000; and a sister, Mary Blumenschein
in 1987.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence "Larry" (Lovetta) Bailey of
Danville, Va., and John "Joe" (Carol) Bailey of Perrysburg; eight
grandchildren, Del Bailey, Stephanie Constant, Erica Reynolds, Raymond
Bailey, Kate Bailey, Rachel Jones, John Bailey and Beth Bailey; 17
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Susan Bailey of Geneseo, N.Y.;
two sisters-in-law, Erna Bailey of Unionville Center and Katherine
Litsenberger of Davie, Fla.; and a beloved cousin, John Hilbert.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Unionville
Center United Methodist Church. The Revs. Wayne Engle and Bill Hines
will officiate and burial will be at the Unionville Center Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at P.O. Box 125,
Unionville Center, Ohio 43077.

WILLIAM G. "WILLIE" BLAIR
William G. "Willie" Blair of Marysville died Monday, May 5, 2003, at his
home with his wife and daughter by his side following a courageous
10-month battle with cancer.
An inspiring and hard-working man, Willie was faithfully employed with
Worly's Plumbing in Delaware for 46 years before retiring in March. He
was proud to give an honest day's work and enjoyed interacting with the
public, especially after the onset of his illness. He was a member of
Springdale Baptist Church.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from July
7, 1945, to Nov. 6, 1947, achieving the rank of corporal. He enjoyed
fishing, bowling, traveling and, especially, vacationing in Las Vegas.
His greatest joy came from sharing his love for his wife, daughter and
granddaughter.
He was born in Marengo to the late Alec and Mintie Pickleseimer Blair.
The youngest of nine children, he was predeceased by six brothers and a
sister.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Degood Blair, to whom he
was married April 8, 1967, at Springdale Baptist Church by the Rev.
Sherley Woods; a daughter, Tonna (Mike) McCutcheon of Delaware; a
granddaughter, Carly; his twin brother, Willard (Marlene) Blair of
Raton, N.M.; many nieces and nephews; his former co-workers; and
numerous friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Dell
Cemetery in Magnetic Springs. The Rev. Steve Waltman will officiate and
full military honors will be conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or Springdale
Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

NACRINA P. LAVANN
Nacrina P. LaVann, 45, of Valrico, Fla., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at
University Community Hospital/Fletcher in Tampa, Fla.
She moved to Florida from Marysville in 1991. She was an administrator
for Citi Corp and president of the Sugarloaf Home Owner's Association.
She was of the Lutheran faith and was an avid equestrian.
She is survived by her husband, Gregory E. LaVann of Valrico; her
father, Lutrell Troesch of Marysville; a son, Gregory E. LaVann II of
Valrico; a daughter, Nicole Blatch of New York, N.Y.; a granddaughter,
Kamryn Lewis; a brother, David L. Troesch of Marysville; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stowers Funeral
Home Brandon Chapel, 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Fla. The Rev. Vince
Callahan will officiate and burial will be at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park
in Tampa. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

ERMA L. MATHYS
Erma L. Mathys, 84, a lifetime resident of the Raymond area, died
Monday, May 5, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville after a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted farmer's wife and caring mother
and grandmother. She graduated from Raymond High School in 1937. Her
greatest treasure was her family and the love she had shared with her
husband.
She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Raymond to the late Ralph Washington and
Martha Adeline Middleton Phipps and was predeceased by two brothers, Don
Phipps and Pearl Phipps. She married Philip M. Mathys June 29, 1937, in
Covington, Ky., and he died April 13, 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (James) Cole of Hilliard; a son,
Dennis (Pam) Mathys of Raymond; nine grandchildren, Ryan (Betsy) Cole,
Kevin (Carole) Cole, Lori (Jerry) Skaggs, Stephanie (Chad) Kitchen,
Candice Mathys, Tiffany Mathys, Franny Davis, Scott Reebel and Terri
Spurlock; 16 great-grandchildren, JeriAnn, Cory, Zachary and Dylan Cole,
Courtney, Ashley and Jerry Skaggs, Kierstin, Kelsey, Scottie and
Kristian Kitchen, Tammy, Devin and Heather Cole and Destiny and Keith
Reebel; a great-great-granddaughter, Athena Cole; a sister, Thelma Welch
of Marysville; a brother, Norman (Leona) Phipps of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will be
next to her husband at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to
8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

PATRICIA ANN WRIGHT
Patricia Ann Wright, 74, of Richwood died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the
home of her daughter after a short illness.
She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Cosmo Plastics for 10
years. She was a member of the Salvation Army and a lifelong fan of the
Cleveland Indians. She enjoyed gardening and the joy of her life was her
family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born in Marion to the late Joseph and Dorothy Mae Sherman Lang
and was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Lang and two sisters, Mary
Arthur and Betty Rinehart. She married William Arthur Wright Jan. 23,
1954, and he died March 24, 1993.
She is survived by two daughters, Lucy (Terry) Higgenbotham of Richwood
and Linda (Herb) Fischer of Marysville; two sons, Joseph (Doris)
Williams of Marion and Samuel (Kathy) Wright of Fredricktown; 13
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Charles Fye 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 Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

BRIAN ALAN YOUNG
Brian Alan Young, 52, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at
his home surrounded by his loving family, his pastors and hospice care.
He was a press operator for the stamping department at Honda of America
since 1987 and was an eyeglass lens finisher for Truitt and Truitt
Optometrists. He was a devoted grandfather. A passionate musician, he
was a keyboardist and composer. He was a member of the Marysville Church
of the Nazarene where he was a member of the music ministry team. He
enjoyed woodworking of all kinds, especially furniture and cabinetry. He
was a graduate of West Holmes High School in Millersburg and held a
bachelor's degree in music education from Kent State University.
He was born April 5, 1951, in Millersburg to Paul E. and Elizabeth
Woodruff Young.
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Vicki Lynn Hanna Young whom he
married July 21, 1976, in Millersburg; four children, Teslie
(Christopher) Parks and Ryan, Elizabeth and Lauren Young of Marysville;
a grandson, Elijah Parks; two brothers, Brent (Phyllis) Young of
Millersburg and Brad (Amy) Young of Wooster; two sisters-in-law, LuAnn
(James) Mollohan of Marysville and Pamela (Jim) Billups of Millersburg;
his mother- and father-in-law, James and Lula Hanna of Millersburg; and
his canine companion, Jabez.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marysville Church
of the Nazarene. The Revs. Paul Whiteford and Jim Jenkerson will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from
1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Tom Truitt, Joe Case, Matt Haines, Steve Schulze,
Jim Davis, Ray Zimmerman, Rick Scott and John Cannizzaro.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church music ministry or
Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ESTHER MARIA RAUSCH
Esther Maria Rausch, 88, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 30, 2003,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She retired in 1980 as an executive secretary for Vercoe and Company in
downtown Columbus where she worked for more than 37 years. She was a
lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was
baptized March 14, 1915, and confirmed April 1, 1928, by the Rev. H.C.
Kuechle. She was a member of St. John's Ladies Aid and enjoyed the ACES
card club. She was a graduate of St. John's Parochial School and
Marysville High School.
She was born March 11, 1915, on Weaver Road to the late William A. and
Louise Elisabeth Scheiderer Rausch and was predeceased by two brothers,
Lawrence F.C. Rausch and Edwin G. Rausch.
She is survived by a sister, Bertha Clara Amanda Rausch of Marysville;
two nephews, Dorence (Nancy) Rausch of Marysville and William (Joyce)
Rausch of Edison; two nieces, Carolyn (Norman) Rearick of Westerville
and Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Lively of Worthington; and many other
relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the church. The
Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be beside her
parents at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church organ fund or the
Lutheran Hour.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL A. CENCULA
Michael A. Cencula, 52, of Birmingham, Ala., died Friday, June 27, 2003,
at Birmingham Hospital following a short illness with cancer.
An engineering graduate of Ohio University, he was a construction
equipment buyer and a member of Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church
in Birmingham.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; two children, Michael, 13, and Lacey,
8; seven siblings, including Richard (Lila) Cencula of Marysville; and
many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at Our Lady Of
The Valley Catholic Church.
Local memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
Union County.
The Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.

JEANNETTE T. HELLWARTH
Jeanette T. Hellwarth, 67, of Marysville, formerly of New Bremen, died
Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in
Marysville.
A beloved wife and mother, she was an associate of Memorial Hospital for
more than 25 years and recently retired as the administrative assistant
of Patient Care Services. She was a member of the First Methodist Church
of Marysville where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a member
of the First United Methodist Women's Evening Circle.
She was a member of the OCCL Mothers Club and a former Girl Scout
leader. A member of the hospital Twig, she was a volunteer with Mobile
Meals and the Health Center and worked more than 150 volunteer hours
since her retirement in 2001. She and her husband were former members of
the Village Squares square dancing group. She was the valedictorian and
class president of the Mendon Union High School class of 1953 and
despite her declining health, she recently traveled to her 50-year high
school class reunion.
She was born July 28, 1935, in Rockford and was predeceased by her
father, Waldo Curtis Thomas.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Don R. Hellwarth whom she
married Sept. 3, 1955; her mother, Ella Mae Thomas of Rockford; a
daughter, Robin (Dan) Schwartz of Worthington; a son, Todd R. Hellwarth
of Magnetic Springs; five grandchildren, Brendan and Andrew Schwartz and
Alan, Amber and Brock Hellwarth; four sisters, Lois (Eugene) Joseph and
Eunice (Glen) Richardson of Lima and Joan (Fred) Hasis and Betty Simpson
of Rockford; three brothers, Jim (Mary) Thomas of Convoy, Carl (Mary)
Thomas of Columbus and Wayne (Connie) Thomas of Bowling Green; and many
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at
Marysville First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Scot Ocke and
Richard Teller will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY PATRICIA "PAT" HAVERTY CONLON
Mary Patricia "Pat" Haverty Conlon, 72, of Marysville died peacefully
Sunday, June 29, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her
four children.
A loving and dedicated mother, she was a retired elementary teacher for
the Marysville schools. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church and a member of the PEO Sisterhood and the Aletheia
Society. She enjoyed playing bridge and mah jong. She was an English
major and graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass.
She was born June 27, 1931, in West Newton, Mass., to the late Peter
Joseph and Etta Moriarty Haverty and was predeceased in 1971 by her
husband, William J. Conlon Jr. whom she married Aug. 25, 1956 at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church in West Newton and two brothers Joseph and
Robert Haverty.
She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Blackford of Grandview, Anne
(Mike) O'Mahoney of Philadelphia and Meg (Jeff) DeWerth of Westerville;
a son, Bill (Marlene) Conlon of Columbus; four grandchildren, Sean and
Katie O'Mahoney and Jamie and Julia DeWerth; a brother, Don (Dottie)
Haverty of Pelham NH.; and a sister-in-law, Helen Haverty of Framingham,
Mass.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Lourdes 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 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home
where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Conlon Scholarship Fund
for Marysville High School Students in care of the Union County
Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville. Contribution envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HOWARD E. GRIMES
Howard E. Grimes, 84, of Unionville Center died Friday, June 27, 2003,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He was retired as a supervisor
with Eljer's Plumbingware and served with the Ohio National Guard during
World War II. A 1939 graduate of Marysville High School, he played
varsity football for five years and his love of all sports continued
through his life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking. He
was civically active and was a Scoutmaster for more than 25 years for
Boy Scout Troop 125 in Unionville Center, a member of the Marysville
First United Methodist Church, Urania Lodge 311 F&AM, member and past
Patron of Elizabeth Chapter 56 OES, member of Scottish Rite, Valley of
Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine and Registrar's Group, Union County
Shrine Club and Capital City Good Sam's Club. He was a volunteer for
Memorial Hospital at the Windsor Community Meals site, accumulating more
than 275 hours since 1998.
He was born April 9, 1919, in Union County to the late Ralph J. and
Melvina J. Shaw Grimes and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold W.
and Ralph W. "Red" Grimes and a sister, Mary Shaw.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Cooperider Grimes to
whom he was married March 21, 1943, at the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church by the Rev. Hugh Liggett; children, Laurinda J. (Jim)
Caudill of Unionville Center and Charles R. "Chuck" (Jenny Kaye) Grimes
of Jamestown; a foster daughter, Judy Sweeney of Orange, Calif.; six
grandchildren, Charles Hayes, Shelly (Mike) Hamon, Travis (Melissa)
Grimes, Tisa (Rick) Lenix, Derek Henry and Joann Sweeney; seven
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James W. (Louise) Grimes of
Columbus and Loren "Shine" (Virginia) Grimes of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United
Methodist Church of Marysville. The Revs. Scot Oche and Richard Teller
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. Masonic
and Eastern Star services will begin at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care
of the funeral home.

FRANCES PETER
Frances Peter, 79, of East Liberty died Sunday, June 29, 2003, in the
comfort of her own home following an extended battle with multiple
myeloma.
A loving homemaker, she formerly worked at Harding Machine and served as
a longtime caregiver to Paul Blackburn. She was a member of the East
Liberty Church of Christ and her greatest joys came from spending time
with her family and her pets.
She was born May 30, 1924, in Zanesfield to the late Irvin R. and Mary
Fawcett Hussey and was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Ray
W. and Doris Hussey and a nephew, Keith Hussey.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Peter whom she
married June 18, 1946, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; a daughter, Jenneth
Lavonda (Clare) Burkholder of East Liberty; a granddaughter, Kim W.
Lingrell, a great-granddaughter, Michaela Lingrell and a sister, Phyllis
(Paul) Yocum of Bellefontaine; and a nephew, Bobby Hussey of Zanesfield.

Dr. Jason Robson officiated at private family graveside services today
at the Middleburg Cemetery.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield handled
the arrangements.

FRANK S. MCCLAIN
Frank S. McClain, 74, of Bucyrus died Friday, June 27, 2003, at the
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland after a brief battle with
cancer.
He was born Sept. 21, 1928 in Urbana to the late Oscar and Vera B.
Martin McClain and was preceded in death by two brothers, Max and Martin
McClain.
He graduated from Mount Victory High School and was a veteran of the
Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He and his brothers owned a truck
stop for a number of years in the Mount Victory area before he moved to
Galion where he lived until he married and moved to Bucyrus. He was an
interior/exterior decorator, enjoyed training and working with horses
and attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bucyrus.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Kay Spiegel McClain whom he married
Aug. 3, 1981; eight children, Carol (Dick) Heald of Martinsburg, Larry
McClain of Nevada, Brenda McClain of North Carolina, Randy McClain of
Maryland, Beatrice Marie McClain of Centerburg, Beverly (Todd) Wilcox of
Olathe, Kan., and Elizabeth Vera McClain and Lana Marie McClain of the
home; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Gayle; and
his mother- and father-in-law, Wayne and Joyce Spiegel of Bucyrus.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Wise Funeral
Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus. The Rev. Don L. Neumann will
officiate and burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sulphur
Springs at a later date. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Bucyrus in care of the funeral home.

EDWARD J. VITITOE JR.
Edward J. Vititoe Jr., 75, of Urbana, formerly of the Sidney area, died
Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Heartland of Urbana.
He was retired from the Springcreek Gravel Co. in Sidney and enjoyed
working in his yard and landscape.
He was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Redfield to the late Edward J. and Mary L.
Trunnel Vititoe Sr.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Baker of Urbana; and a nephew, Gary
(Gayle) Baker of Marysville.
A graveside memorial service will be held Monday at Oak Dale Cemetery in
Urbana with the Rev. David Holbrook officiating. There will be no
calling hours.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILMER C. SHAW
Wilmer C. Shaw, 86, of Marysville died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
He owned and operated Shaw's Cycle Sales for many years and over the
years worked as a semi driver for Riss International; a mechanic for
Stein Huffman and O.M. Scotts; a machinist and tool and die/set-up man
at Lewis Machine Shop, Eljers and North American Rockwell; and a
suburban paper deliverer with the Columbus Dispatch.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was an avid
motorcycle enthusiast, lifetime member of the American Motorcyclist
Association, former president of the Heart of Ohio Motorcycle Club and
member of the National Rifle Association and the former Marysville Rifle
Club. He enjoyed fishing, especially with his son at Lake Logan Martin
in Alabama, and he loved his family.
He was born Aug. 25, 1916, in Trenton, Ohio, to the late Emmitt and
Kathrine Schwab Shaw and was predeceased by a special friend, Rodella
"Dee" Dill and a sister, Eleanor Hunt.
He is survived by a son, Gary Shaw of Talladega, Ala.; a daughter, Susan
(Jay) Cowan of Wheatland, Wy.; three grandchildren, Jason, Levi and
Haley Cowan; a special friend, Irene Hanby of Marysville; his former
wife, Alma L. Rausch Hall of Wheatland, Wy.; a nephew and niece, Bob
Hunt and Rose Hunt of the Columbus area; and numerous other friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans Association
will be at the Garwood Cemetery near Middleburg. Friends may call from 2
to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Museum, c/o American Motorcyclist Association, 13515 Yarmouth Drive,
Pickerington, Ohio 43147.

FERN ATHALIA MATHIESEN
Fern Athalia Mathiesen, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Portland, Ore.,
died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a banker for more than 40 years with the First National Bank of
Portland and recently moved to Ohio to live with her niece, Virginia
Phillips of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Oregon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home.

JOHN M. SHAFFER
John M. Shaffer, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Westerville, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home surrounded by his
loving family.
He was retired after 35 years of service with the State of Ohio
Department of Corrections. He had worked at the Ohio Reformatory for
Women, Marion Correctional Institution and former Ohio State
Penitentiary where two riots occurred during his time of service. He was
an active and faithful member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church
and held memberships with Blendon Lodge 339 F&AM since September of
1952, Scottish Rite - Valley of Columbus, Order of the Eastern Star,
Mary Chapter 9 OES and the Union County Shrine Club and its Tin Lizzy
Group.
A proud veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient, he served
in the United States Navy from 1942-1945 aboard the only carrier to
fight throughout the war, the USS Enterprise. He belonged to the USS
Enterprise (CV-6) Association and the Disabled American Veterans and was
a frequent attendee of ship reunions. He graduated from North High
School in Columbus and he and his wife Arlene were fortunate to have
traveled to all 50 states and all but nine countries. He was an active
golfer, hunter and fisherman and will be remembered as a loving family
man who truly enjoyed the company of others.
He was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Columbus to the late Manus David and Ethel
Romine Shaffer and was predeceased by a brother, David and a sister,
Ethel Eileen Mayfield.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Arlene Miller Shaffer
whom he married June 23, 1945, in Columbus; a daughter, Carolyn Ruth
(Jacob "Jake") Mullet of Marysville; two grandsons, Douglas Mullet and
Mark (Danyal) Marsh; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Dylan Mullet
and Tyler Marsh; a sister, Darlene (George) Kern of Waldo; a
brother-in-law, Charles Mayfield of Heath; many nieces and nephews; and
numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate and burial
with full military honors conducted by the Reynoldsburg VFW Post 9473
will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glen Rest Cemetery in
Reynoldsburg. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM will conduct
a Masonic memorial service at 8:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Mullet, Mark Marsh, Carl Miller, Ed Swiger,
Eddie Swiger II, Mark Miller, Gary McLaughlin and Bob Anson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

GLADYS STIDHAM
Gladys Stidham, 90, of Richwood died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at Heartland
of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Richwood Church of Christ.
She was born Feb. 26, 1913, in Greenup, Ky., to the late Henry and
Minnie May Crisp Gilliam and was predeceased by six brothers; six
sisters; and a grandson, Lance Eric Stidham. She married Leonder "Lee"
Stidham Sept. 10, 1934, in Cattlettsburg, Ky., and he died Jan. 27,
1991.
She is survived by seven sons, Robert Lee (Esther) Stidham of
Westmoreland, Tenn., Charles Stidham of Bradenton, Fla., Ralph (Marlene)
Stidham of Jasper, Ark., Kenneth (Beverly) Stidham and Phillip (Pat)
Stidham of Richwood, Ronnie (Pam) Stidham of Warm Springs, Va., and
Jerry (Giney) Stidham of Willard; two daughters, Bonnie (Ted) McClenen
of South Vienna and Barbara (Bill) Jones of Marysville; 19
grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a
sister, Geneva Jones of Ashland, Ky.; and a host of nieces, nephews and
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Richwood
Church of Christ. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today
at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Pallbearers will be her seven sons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ
memorial fund. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

JOHN M. SHAFFER
John M. Shaffer, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Westerville, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home surrounded by his
loving family.
He was retired after 35 years of service with the State of Ohio
Department of Corrections. He had worked at the Ohio Reformatory for
Women, Marion Correctional Institution and former Ohio State
Penitentiary where two riots occurred during his time of service. He was
an active and faithful member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church
and held memberships with Blendon Lodge 339 F&AM since September of
1952, Scottish Rite - Valley of Columbus, Order of the Eastern Star,
Mary Chapter 9 OES and the Union County Shrine Club and its Tin Lizzy
Group.
A proud veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient, he served
in the United States Navy from 1942-1945 aboard the only carrier to
fight throughout the war, the USS Enterprise. He belonged to the USS
Enterprise (CV-6) Association and the Disabled American Veterans and was
a frequent attendee of ship reunions. He graduated from North High
School in Columbus and he and his wife Arlene were fortunate to have
traveled to all 50 states and all but nine countries. He was an active
golfer, hunter and fisherman and will be remembered as a loving family
man who truly enjoyed the company of others.
He was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Columbus to the late Manus David and Ethel
Romine Shaffer and was predeceased by a brother, David and a sister,
Ethel Eileen Mayfield.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Arlene Miller Shaffer
whom he married June 23, 1945, in Columbus; a daughter, Carolyn Ruth
(Jacob "Jake") Mullet of Marysville; two grandsons, Douglas Mullet and
Mark (Danyal) Marsh; three great-grandchildren, Ashley and Dylan Mullet
and Tyler Marsh; a sister, Darlene (George) Kern of Waldo; a
brother-in-law, Charles Mayfield of Heath; many nieces and nephews; and
numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate and burial
with full military honors conducted by the Reynoldsburg VFW Post 9473
will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glen Rest Cemetery in
Reynoldsburg. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM will conduct
a Masonic memorial service at 8:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Douglas Mullett, Mark Marsh, Carl Miller, Ed Sliger,
Eddie Sliger II, Mark Miller, Gary McLaughlin and Bob Anson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ADA M. REIFF
Ada M. Reiff, 76, of Marysville died peacefully after an extended
illness Monday, June 16, 2003, at her residence surrounded by her loving
family.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist
Church and Twig 1, volunteering more than 2,500 hours to Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother and over the years was always faithful at attending
and supporting her family at all of their sporting events. Her love for
sports contributed to her being a die-hard Cincinnati Red's fan.
She was born July 3, 1926, in Kingston to the late Rance J. and Gertie
E. Harpster Polen and was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Howard
and Robert Polen and a sister, Gladys Sands. She married Kenneth C.
Reiff Sr. Oct. 5, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and he died April 14, 1991.

She is survived by four daughters, the Rev. Kathy E. Reiff of North
Lewisburg and Sharon M. (John) Miller, Joanne A. (Dan) Seitz and Karen
L. Reiff of Marysville, a son, Kenneth C. (Nan) Reiff Jr. of Milford
Center; five grandchildren, Craig (MaryAnn) Miller, Christi (Greg) Lee,
Dustin Maynard, Stephanie Maynard and Kaylee Seitz; three
great-grandchildren, McKinzi, Sydney and Kassidy Lee; a brother, Walter
(Ann) Polen of New Port Richie, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Maryln Polen
of Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Mebane McMahon, Richard Teller and
Elaine Sturtz will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant/Riverside Hospice or the
North Lewisburg United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

HARRIET L. HEADINGTON
Harriet L. Headington, 97, of West Mansfield died Monday, June 16, 2003,
at Green Hills Nursing Home where she had lived since Dec. 30, 1999.
A longtime junior high school teacher, she had taught many years in
Hackensack, N.J., as well as in Lewistown, Rushsylvania and East Liberty
in Logan County. She was a devoted member of the West Mansfield Church
of Christ and Harriett Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and was
proud of her affiliation with the Logan County Teachers Association,
Ohio Teachers Association and National Education Association. She was a
graduate of Bowling Green State University and will be remembered as a
strong-willed and high-spirited woman.
She was born Aug. 4, 1905, in West Mansfield to the late William Clay
"W.C." and Dora Winner Headington and was predeceased by a brother and
sister-in-law, Myron and Margery Headington and sister and
brother-in-law, Dorcas and Ralph Curl.
Survivors include a niece, Beverly (Lee) Prochazka of Basking Ridge,
N.J.; a nephew, W. Daniel (Dody) Headington of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.;
five greatnephews, Matthew, Geoffrey and Andrew Headington and David and
Stephen Jayne; local cousins, Bill (Rita) Headington of Richwood and
Lillian Thornton and Delores Harvey of West Mansfield; a dear friend,
Arlene Bechtel of West Mansfield; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Willis
Moe will officiate and burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in
West Mansfield.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

ADA M. REIFF
Ada M. Reiff, 76, of Marysville died peacefully after an extended
illness Monday, June 16, 2003, at her residence surrounded by her loving
family.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist
Church and Twig 1, volunteering more than 2,500 hours to Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother and over the years was always faithful at attending
and supporting her family at all of their sporting events. Her love for
sports contributed to her being a die-hard Cincinnati Red's fan.
She was born July 3, 1926, in Kingston to the late Rance J. and Gertie
E. Harpster Polen and was predeceased by three brothers, Paul, Howard
and Robert Polen and a sister, Gladys Sands. She married Kenneth C.
Reiff Sr. Oct. 5, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and he died April 14, 1991.

She is survived by four daughters, the Rev. Kathy E. Reiff of North
Lewisburg and Sharon M. (John) Miller, Joanne A. (Dan) Seitz and Karen
L. Reiff of Marysville, a son, Kenneth C. (Nan) Reiff Jr. of Milford
Center; five grandchildren, Craig (MaryAnn) Miller, Christi (Greg) Lee,
Dustin Maynard, Stephanie Maynard and Kaylee Seitz; three
great-grandchildren, McKinzi, Sydney and Kassidy Lee; a brother, Walter
(Ann) Polen of New Port Richie, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Maryln Polen
of Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Mebane McMahon, Richard Teller and
Elaine Sturtz will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Ingram Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant/Riverside Hospice or the
North Lewisburg United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

Judge Robert Frank Allen
Robert Frank Allen, 97, husband, father, lawyer and judge, died
Saturday, June 14, 2003, at his residence.
He attended Richwood High School and graduated from Harding High School
in Marion in 1924 and from Ohio Northern Law School in Ada. He was
admitted to the Ohio State Bar Sept. 10, 1930. His offices in the
general practice of law were Robert F. Allen, 1930 to 1938; Allen and
Allen, 1938 to 1948 with F. LeRoy Allen; Robert F. Allen, 1948 to 1956;
Allen and Evans, 1956 to 1960 with Robert E. Evans Jr., totaling 30
years as a lawyer and 19 years as a probate-juvenile judge. He was a
member of the Ohio State and Union County bar associations for more than
70 years and was a past president, is listed in The Lawyer's Directory
of Ohio and was a member of Delta Theta Phi law fraternity. He was a
member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, a past Sunday
School superintendent and past delegate to the Annual Conference of the
United Methodist Church at Lakeside.
He was a full lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve in World War II, a
member of the American Legion and a life member of the VFW. He was a
70-year member of Mount Carmel Lodge 303 F&AM in Richwood, Ancient and
Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, for more than 60 years,
Knights Templar Commandery in Marion, Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus,
past president and charter member of more than 60 years of the former
Richwood Lions Club and a colonel of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky
Colonels. He was the author of "A Rugged Man's Life," a fond narrative
of his father and "Lawyers Are Peculiar," an earthy description of
lawyers and judges.
He was born in Jackson Township, Union County, Jan. 6, 1906, to the late
Frank Calvin and Rosella Bishop Allen and was predeceased by a son, Noel
Robert Allen. He married Mildred Lavina Fenstermacher June 15, 1927, in
Newport, Ky., and she died Feb. 13, 2000, after 73 years of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Polly Jo (Robert) Green of Frankfort,
Ky., and Sally Ann (Edward) Robe of Athens, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and
32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Richwood First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church where a Masonic service will be
held at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, 18 S.
Fulton St., Richwood 43344, or Hardin Hospice Care, 917 E. Columbus St.,
Suite C, Kenton, Ohio 43326.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ballinger Funeral Home.

JENNIE E. JONES
Jennie E. Jones, 85, of New Paris died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at her
home.
She attended the Jefferson schools and in addition to caring for her
home and farm, she worked at Flora's Poultry in Eaton. She was a member
and past president of the Triple L in New Paris and the Senior Citizens
of New Paris. She was a caregiver to many family members.
She was born Aug. 5, 1917, in New Paris to the late Earl and Lillie
Shurte Bradshaw and was predeceased by a brother, Robert F. Bradshaw in
1990; two grandchildren, Carol Elizabeth Wethington in 1967 and Charles
Frederick Wethington in 1978; and her husband, Seymour Casey Jones in
1970.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha (Joe) Wethington of New Paris; two
sons, Charles (Phyllis) Jones of New Paris and Frederick E. (Ellen)
Jones of Eaton; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother,
Charles P. (Marguerite) Bradshaw of New Paris; a sister, Cosetta Collins
of Eaton; a stepsister, Alberta Knox of Marysville; a nephew, Bill
(Bonnie) Jones of New Paris; and many other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Barnes Funeral Home, 109 W.
Main St., New Paris, Ohio 45347 and burial was held at Springlawn
Cemetery in New Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad, 135
N. Washington St., New Paris, Ohio 45347, or Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box
3509, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3509.
Condolences may be sent to www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

BERNARD P. "WICK" WICKERSHAM
Bernard P. "Wick" Wickersham, 90, of Broadway died Friday, June 13,
2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness.
He retired at the age of 67 as supervisor and chief steam engineer of
the power plant at the Ohio Reformatory for Women following 35 years of
service. In his younger years he worked as a farmer, tractor and
implement mechanic and custodian for the Marysville schools. He was a
self-taught piano teacher for more than 30 years and was a capable
television repairman. He had attended Ridgeway High School.
He was a member of Raymond-Newton Lodge 249 F&AM, Chapter and Counsel at
Marysville Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM, Commandry at Bellefontaine Blue
Lodge 209 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Mary Chapter 9
Order of the Eastern Star. He played violin and fiddle with the Windsor
Singers' Late Bloomers band and will be remembered for playing in many
square dance bands throughout the years. He entertained the children of
Broadway with the whistle on his steam engines and especially enjoyed
spending time with his family and his dog, Polly.
He was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Logan County to the late Norris and Murle
Wilgus Wickersham and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Rudisole. He
married Susan Ellen Eastman Jan. 25, 1934, in the parsonage of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville and she died April 24, 2002, after
68 years of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Yvonne (Tim) Orahood and Arlene
(Norman) Fischer of Raymond; five grandchildren, Carin (Michael) Greene
of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jerri (Walter) Meddles of Milford Center,
Herb (Heidi) Orahood of Raymond, Douglas (Carrie) Fischer of Suffolk,
Va., and Dan (Stephanie) Fischer of Mooringsport, La.; 12
great-grandchildren, 2nd Lt. 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; a
great-great-grandson, Grady Weaver; a sister, Lila (Bob) Norman of
Mentor; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ben (Marian) Eastman, David
Eastman and Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannsmith-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. toay at the
funeral home where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by
Newton Lodge 249 F&AM at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township EMS in care
of the funeral home.

MARY JO TONKIN
Mary Jo Tonkin, 75, a longtime Delaware resident, died Friday, June 13,
2003.
She was a devoted homemaker.
She was born June 23, 1927, to the late Samuel and Mable Wara Skidmore
and was predeceased by her husband, Charles William Tonkin.
She is survived by a son, Charles of Marysville with whom she resided; a
daughter, Judy Kern of Kilbourne; four grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; a sister, Sally Skaggs of Arnoldsburg, W.Va.; and a
brother, Robert Skidmore of Florida.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church in
Delaware at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m.
at the Bennett Brown Rodman Fuenral Home in Delaware.
Close friends Jim and Peg Hynek will host a gathering at their
residence, 441 Senate Ave., Delaware, after the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com.

BERNARD P. "WICK" WICKERSHAM
Bernard P. "Wick" Wickersham, 90, of Broadway died Friday, June 13,
2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness.
He retired at the age of 67 as supervisor and chief steam engineer of
the power plant at the Ohio Reformatory for Women following 35 years of
service. In his younger years he worked as a farmer, tractor and
implement mechanic and custodian for the Marysville schools. He was a
self-taught piano tuner for more than 30 years and was a capable
television repairman. He had attended Ridgeway High School.
He was a member of Raymond-Newton Lodge 249 F&AM, Chapter and Counsel at
Marysville Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM, Commandry at Bellefontaine Blue
Lodge 209 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Mary Chapter 9
Order of the Eastern Star. He played violin and fiddle with the Windsor
Seniors' Late Bloomers band and will be remembered for playing in many
square dance bands throughout the years. He entertained the children of
Broadway with the whistle on his steam engines and especially enjoyed
spending time with his family and his dog, Polly.
He was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Logan County to the late Norris and Murle
Wilgus Wickersham and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Rudisole. He
married Susan Ellen Eastman Jan. 25, 1934, in the parsonage of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville and she died April 24, 2002, after
68 years of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Yvonne (Tim) Orahood and Arlene
(Norman) Fischer of Raymond; five grandchildren, Carin (Michael) Greene
of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jerri (Walter) Meddles of Milford Center,
Herb (Heidi) Orahood of Raymond, Douglas (Carrie) Fischer of Suffolk,
Va., and Dan (Stephanie) Fischer of Mooringsport, La.; 12
great-grandchildren, 2nd Lt. 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; a
great-great-grandson, Grady Weaver; a sister, Lila (Bob) Norman of
Mentor; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ben (Marian) Eastman, David
Eastman and Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannsmith-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. Tuesday at the
funeral home where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by
Newton Lodge 249 F&AM at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township EMS in care
of the funeral home.

MARY JO TONKIN
Mary Jo Tonkin, 75, a longtime Delaware resident, died Friday, June 13,
2003.
She was a devoted homemaker.
She was born June 23, 1927, to the late Samuel and Mable Wara Skidmore
and was predeceased by her husband, Charles William Tonkin.
She is survived by a son, Charles of Marysville with whom she resided; a
daughter, Judy Kern of Kilbourne; four grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; a sister, Sally Skaggs of Arnoldsburg, W.Va.; and a
brother, Robert Skidmore of Florida.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church in
Delaware at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m.
at the Bennett Brown Rodman Fuenral Home in Delaware.
Close friends Jim and Peg Hynek will host a gathering at their
residence, 441 Senate Ave., Delaware, after the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com.

BERNARD P. "WICK" WICKERSHAM
Bernard P. "Wick" Wickersham, 90, of Broadway died Friday, June 13,
2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness.
He retired at the age of 67 as supervisor and chief steam engineer of
the power plant at the Ohio Reformatory for Women following 35 years of
service. In his younger years he worked as a farmer, tractor and
implement mechanic and custodian for the Marysville schools. He was a
self-taught piano tuner for more than 30 years and was a capable
television repairman. He had attended Ridgeway High School.
He was a member of Raymond-Newton Lodge 249 F&AM, Chapter and Counsel at
Marysville Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM, Commandry at Bellefontaine Blue
Lodge 209 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus and Mary Chapter 9
Order of the Eastern Star. He played violin and fiddle with the Windsor
Seniors' Late Bloomers band and will be remembered for playing in many
square dance bands throughout the years. He entertained the children of
Broadway with the whistle on his steam engines and especially enjoyed
spending time with his family and his dog, Polly.
He was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Logan County to the late Norris and Murle
Wilgus Wickersham and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Rudisole. He
married Susan Ellen Eastman Jan. 25, 1934, in the parsonage of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville and she died April 24, 2002, after
68 years of marriage.
He is survived by two daughters, Yvonne (Tim) Orahood and Arlene
(Norman) Fischer of Raymond; five grandchildren, Carin (Michael) Greene
of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Jerri (Walter) Meddles of Milford Center,
Herb (Heidi) Orahood of Raymond, Douglas (Carrie) Fischer of Suffolk,
Va., and Dan (Stephanie) Fischer of Mooringsport, La.; 12
great-grandchildren, 2nd Lt. 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; a
great-great-grandson, Grady Weaver; a sister, Lila (Bob) Norman of
Mentor; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Ben (Marian) Eastman, David
Eastman and Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannsmith-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. Tuesday at the
funeral home where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by
Newton Lodge 249 F&AM at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township EMS in care
of the funeral home.

EARL E. TEMPLE
Earl E. Temple, 83, of Richwood died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at
Community Healthcare Center in Marion.
He was retired from the former Marion Metal Products, now Sycon Corp.,
after 38 years and was a member of the Marion Eagles Lodge.
He was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Radnor to the late William and Lucy Hunter
Temple and was predeceased by a son, Carl Humphreys and four brothers.
He married Betty M. Barker Dec. 10, 1949, in Greenup, Ky., and she died
Aug. 20, 1998.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Wayne (Donna) Temple of Richwood and
Michael David Temple of Prospect; eight grandchildren; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m.
Friday.

RALPH F. "BOOTS" STONEROCK
Ralph F. "Boots" Stonerock, 75, of Raymond died unexpectedly Tuesday,
June 10, 2003, at Riverside Hospital.
He was retired after 35 years as a professional truck driver and had
also run the 11th Avenue Garage in Columbus with his brother, Edward
Shaw. He served in World War II and the Korean War with the Army and the
Air Force.
He was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Greenville and was predeceased by his
mother, Dorothy Labig; a brother, Edward Shaw; a son, James; a daughter,
Jodie; and a granddaughter, Sonia.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Smith Stonerock whom he marred June
11, 1960, in Columbus; two sons, Mark Wall of Marysville and Kurt (Sara)
Wall of Raymond; a daughter, Sue (Dave) Hamilton of Urbana; 12
grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at
Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday.

ROSETTA "ROSIE" BOGGS
Rosetta "Rosie" Boggs, 77, of Marysville died Monday, June 9, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She had been a nurse aide for Heartland and Union Manor for a number of
years and enjoyed crocheting doilies, collecting salt and pepper shakers
and quilting. She was an excellent cook for the county and the Plaza Inn
in Mount Victory a number of years ago.
She was born April 23, 1926, in Arcola, Ill., to the late William and
Cora Belle Stevens Adams and was predeceased by her first husband, Jim
Penix March 3, 1958; three brothers, Lowell "Tooty" Adams, Willis "Bus"
Adams and Charles Adams; and a sister, Bessie Nuckols.
She is survived by her husband, Watson Boggs whom she married April 9,
1960, in Richmond Dale; three children, Kathy (Steve) Karr of Moreno
Valley, Calif., James David Penix of Kenton and Watson Allan (Melinda)
Boggs of Marysville; three granddaughters, Regina Penix of Portsmouth,
Rachel Penix of Gettysburg, Ohio, and Aaron Penix of Kenton; a
great-granddaughter, Jaden Penix of Gettysburg; a brother, James (Ethel)
Adams of Richmond Dale; and three sisters, Zelma (Joe) Royster of
Worthington, Ky., and Pauline (Orville) Wilson and Betty Lewis of
Chillicothe.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Richmond Dale
Church of God and burial will be at Little Mound Cemetery in Richmond
Dale. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City.


HELEN NANCY BLUE
Helen Nancy Blue, 86, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Riverside Methodist
Hospital.
She was a longtime resident of Union County and had most recently lived
at Horizons Independent Village in Hilliard. She was an elementary
teacher in the Unionville Center Elementary School in the Fairbanks
Local School District from 1957 to 1981 and she and her husband were the
owners of Blues Animal Farm in Plain City. She was a graduate of Ohio
Northern University and an active member of the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church.
She was born May 11, 1917, in New California to the late Oscar and
Hattie McCloud Reed and was predeceased by her husband, Carrol; a son,
Ed; and a grandson, David.
She is survived by three daughters, Hattie (Roger) Haeflinger of Grove
City, Candi (Fred) Carder of Peoria, Ariz., and Debbie Blue of Columbus;
seven grandchildren, Rob (Julie) Blue of Chicago, John (Kelly) Blue of
Upper Arlington, Tom (Kelly) Bent of Hilliard, Steve (Kim) Bent of
Titusville, Fla., Dan Carder of Cincinnati, Scott Carder of Peoria,
Ariz., and Michelle (Donnie) Friday of Lake Cochiti, N.Mex.; 11
great-grandchildren; an older sister, Lavern Arthur of Vail, Ariz.; her
son's widow, Sandy Shelton of West Jefferson; numerous nieces and
nephews and friends; and her beloved feline companion, Patches.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at the Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In .lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Unionville Center
United Methodist Church, 127 W. Main St., Unionville Center, Ohio 43077.

DONNIE LEMASTER
Donnie LeMaster, 53, of Richwood died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the home
of his brother near Radnor.
He was employed at Fleming Construction of Prospect as a heavy equipment
operator and had formerly worked at the Radnor Martin Marietta
Aggregates Plant. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting.
He was born June 9, 1949, in Hillsboro to the late Early and Beatrice
Bates LeMaster and was predeceased by a brother, Gene LeMaster.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie McMahan LeMaster whom he married May
16, 1981, at the First United Methodist Church in Richwood; three
daughters, Donna LeMaster of Delaware and Tammy (Guy) Williams and Dawn
(Joel) Hickman of Marengo; five grandchildren, Caitlyn, Emily and
Jillian Williams and Morgan, Maddie and Rogan Hickman; four sisters,
Ruby (Harold) Powell of Ashley, Carolyn (John) Wiser of Delaware,
Marilyn (Mike) Zimmerman of Delaware and Irene (Sherm) Moss of
Lancaster; and a brother, Larry (Michelle) LeMaster of Radnor.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. There will be no public services.

LAMONT ARMSTRONG
Lamont Armstrong, 88, of Upper Sandusky, formerly of Byhalia and
Marysville, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Wyandot Manor in Upper
Sandusky.
She was a nurse aide for more than 14 years at Memorial Hospital of
Union County where she was also a volunteer. She was of the Methodist
faith and enjoyed gardening, especially flowers.
She was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Byhalia to the late Lawrence and Leona
Gibson Lingrel and was predeceased by an infant son, Stephen. She
married Bernard Armstrong Aug. 14, 1933, and he died in 1986.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Dick) Bright of Marysville and
Sue (Jim) Hinkle of Upper Sandusky; a son, Robert (Lee) Armstrong of
Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many other
relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wible Kidney Dialysis Fund in
care of the Union County Foundation or the John Stewart United Methodist
Church in Upper Sandusky.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

MARTIN "LAFE" SPARKS
Martin "Lafe" Sparks, 74, of Hudson, Fla., died June 3, 2003, at his
home.
He was retired as a truck driver for Marble Cliff Quarry and attended
Lakewood Church of God in Hudson. He was born in Martha, Ky., and moved
to Florida 26 years ago from Plain City.
He was predeceased by a son, David Darrell Sparks.
He is survived by his wife, Cloa; a son, Jerry Lafe (Billie) Sparks of
Blain, Ky.; two daughters, Deborah (Bernie) Boggs and Linda (Jeff)
Masteller of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
four brothers, Charles of Glouster, Darrell of Grove City, Conard of
Columbus, Okla., and John of Hilliard; and three sisters, Minnie Buck of
Leon, W.Va., Allie Scarberry of Hilliard and Nancy Blackburn of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

DOROTHY D. PERKINS
Dorothy D. Perkins, 86, of Plain City died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a 1934 graduate of Plain City High School and a retired meat
cutter for Lovejoy's Super Duper in Plain City. She was a member of the
Plain City Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens and
Ivory Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons.
She was born March 12, 1917, in Farmersville, Texas, and was predeceased
by her father, Thomas DeShong; her mother, Maude Cundiff Meeks; and her
husband, Russell Perkins in 1977.
She is survived by three children, Alan (Arlene) Perkins of Plain City,
Cary Perkins of Baltimore and JoAnna (John) Minetti of New Jersey; 10
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

NONA ELLEN NISLY
Nona Ellen Nisly, 61, of Powell died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at her home
after a courageous battle with leukemia.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was an administrative
assistant for Carriage Court Communities and was a very active member of
Northwest Chapel. She was a 1960 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School
and enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch and spending many hours of
shopping for her children and grandchildren.
She was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Myersdale, Pa., and was predeceased by
her father, the Rev. Mark Peachey in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Nisly whom she married April 1,
1961, in Plain City; her mother, Fannie Beitzel Peachey of Irwin; a
daughter, Delores Marie (Paul) Groh of Dublin; a son, Keith Lamar
(Lynette) Nisly of Lancaster, Pa.; six beloved grandchildren, Rachel
Groh, Jared Nisly, Rebecca Groh, Josiah Nisly, Sarah Groh and Jaleah
Nisly; a brother, Titus (Linda) Peachey of Lancaster, Pa.; and a sister,
Naomi (Freeman) Miller of Philadelphia, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Chapel,
6700 Rings Road, Dublin. Pastors Dr. Terry Hofecker and Todd Scoles will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City.
 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grant/Riverside
Hospice, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

MARTINA G. MATHYS
Martina G. Mathys, 82, of Bellefontaine died at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday,
June 4, 2003, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was a graduate of North Lewisburg High School. She was a
receptionist at Dr. Lee Moon's office and a member of Pilgrim Fellowship
Church in Bellefontaine.
She was born July 4, 1920, in Champaign County to the late Bert and Lura
Randall Conard and was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence, Leonard
and Willard Conard. She married the Rev. Stephen Lee Mathys July 2,
1938, in Milford Center and he died April 3, 1984.
She is survived by three sons, Leonard Mark (Jan) Mathys of McCormick,
S.C., Lee L. (Margaret) Mathys of Defiance and Paul Tony (Linda) Mathys
of DeGraff; a daughter, Sheree (Milton) Birdsong of Winter Park, Fla.;
10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchild and a sister, Darlynn Conardren
who also died June 4.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz
Funeral home in Bellefontaine. Dr. Marshall Pierson will officiate and
burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Fellowship Church.

DARRELL LEE HOLT JR.
Darrell Lee Holt Jr., 55, of Richwood died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 3,
2003, at his home.
He was employed at Marcy Industries and was a member of Marion
Enterprise Baptist Church.
He was born July 4, 1947, in Dixon County, Va., to the late Darrell and
Elizabeth Joan White Holt Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Bev Arlene McVay Holt whom he married April
12, 1970, in Richwood; three daughters, Kathy Sue (Alan) Rausch of
Richwood, Sherry Lynn (Matt) Meadows of Marysville and Jennie Marie
(Ryan) Pelfrey of Magnetic Springs; six grandchildren; a brother, Tim
(Mary) Holt of Marion; and three sisters, Janice Williams and Margaret
Holt of Marion and Linda (Fritz) Cole of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Marion Enterprise
Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Buckner will officiate and burial will be
at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at
the Ballinger Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

DARLYNN H. CONARD
Darlynn H. Conard, 85, of Marysville died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4,
1003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a graduate of North Lewisburg High School and a press operator
for Siemans in Marysville.
She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Champaign County to the late Bert and
Lura Randall Conard and was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence,
Leonard and Willard Conard and a sister, Martina G. Mathys who also died
June 4.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Dr. Marshall Pierson will officiate and
graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

PHYLLIS JANE CLEM
Phyllis Jane Clem, 65, of Zanesfield died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine after a long battle with cancer.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who
enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and especially enjoyed tending to
her flower and vegetable gardening.
She was born June 6, 1937, near Middleburg to the late Henry and Helen
Newland Burnside and was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffrey.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Harold G. Clem whom
she married Jan. 7, 1955, in Greenup, Ky.; three sons, Don of Urbana,
Mark of Gordonsville, Va., and Dan (Dot) Clem of Bellefontaine; 10
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rita (Jack)
Hardman and Joyce Williams of Middleburg, Connie Hemphill of
Bellefontaine and Kerelene Kennedy of Greenville; and three brothers,
Gene (Ruth) Burnside of Missouri, Dick Burnside of Zanesfield and Eldon
Burnside of West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Ruth
Keck 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 Logan County Cancer Society,
122 W. Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or in care of the funeral
home.

MARY ELLEN SOMERLOT
Mary Ellen Somerlot, 77, of Prospect died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her
home.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Prospect United Methodist
Church, past president of American Legion Post 368 Auxiliary and VFW
Post 7201 Auxiliary and past member of the Amvets Auxiliary. She enjoyed
playing pool and cards and loved her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She liked the color red.
She was born Jan. 20, 1926, to the late Robert and Leona Hayes Holcomb
and was predeceased by a son, Gene Somerlot; two sisters; and two
brothers. She married Paul F. Somerlot Sept. 27, 1943, and he died June
9, 1983.
She is survived by two daughters, Paula (Gene) Utley of Prospect and
Vicky (Dennis) Hardie of Marion; 10 grandchildren, Kiersten and Keili
Somerlot, Jeff and Scott Fox, Kendal Kincaid, Jeremy Utley, James
Howald, Lance Howald, D.J. Hardie and Amber Good; 12
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Linda Somerlot of Cummins, Ga.;
and a special friend, Kenneth Owings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Dan Kiger will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road, Marion, Ohio 43302, or the Gideon Society.

 


DARLYNN H. CONARD
Darlynn H. Conard, 85, of Marysville died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4,
2003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a graduate of North Lewisburg High School and a press operator
for Siemans in Marysville.
She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Champaign County to the late Bert and
Lura Randall Conard and was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence,
Leonard and Willard Conard and a sister, Martina G. Mathys who also died
June 4.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Dr. Marshall Pierson will officiate and
graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

DARRELL LEE HOLT JR.
Darrell Lee Holt Jr., 55, of Richwood died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 3,
2003, at his home.
He was employed at Marcy Industries and was a member of Marion
Enterprise Baptist Church.
He was born July 4, 1947, in Dixon County, Va., to the late Darrell and
Elizabeth Joan White Holt Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Bev Arlene McVay Holt whom he married April
12, 1970, in Richwood; three daughters, Kathy Sue (Alan) Rausch of
Richwood, Sherry Lynn (Matt) Meadows of Marysville and Jennie Marie
(Ryan) Pelfrey of Magnetic Springs; six grandchildren; a brother, Tim
(Mary) Holt of Marion; and three sisters, Janice Williams and Margaret
Holt of Marion and Linda (Fritz) Cole of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Marion Enterprise
Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Buckner will officiate and burial will be
at Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at
the Ballinger Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

MARTINA G. MATHYS
Martina G. Mathys, 82, of Bellefontaine died at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday,
June 4, 2003, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She was a graduate of North Lewisburg High School. She was a
receptionist at Dr. Lee Moon's office and a member of Pilgrim Fellowship
Church in Bellefontaine.
She was born July 4, 1920, in Champaign County to the late Bert and Lura
Randall Conard and was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence, Leonard
and Willard Conard. She married the Rev. Stephen Lee Mathys July 2,
1938, in Milford Center and he died April 3, 1984.
She is survived by three sons, Leonard Mark (Jan) Mathys of McCormick,
S.C., Lee L. (Margaret) Mathys of Defiance and Paul Tony (Linda) Mathys
of DeGraff; a daughter, Sheree (Milton) Birdsong of Winter Park, Fla.;
10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchild and a sister, Darlynn Conard who
also died June 4.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz
Funeral home in Bellefontaine. Dr. Marshall Pierson will officiate and
burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pilgrim Fellowship Church.

NONA ELLEN NISLY
Nona Ellen Nisly, 61, of Powell died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at her home
after a courageous battle with leukemia.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was an administrative
assistant for Carriage Court Communities and was a very active member of
Northwest Chapel. She was a 1960 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School
and enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch and spending many hours of
shopping for her children and grandchildren.
She was born Aug. 10, 1941, in Myersdale, Pa., and was predeceased by
her father, the Rev. Mark Peachey in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Nisly whom she married April 1,
1961, in Plain City; her mother, Fannie Beitzel Peachey of Irwin; a
daughter, Delores Marie (Paul) Groh of Dublin; a son, Keith Lamar
(Lynette) Nisly of Lancaster, Pa.; six beloved grandchildren, Rachel
Groh, Jared Nisly, Rebecca Groh, Josiah Nisly, Sarah Groh and Jaleah
Nisly; a brother, Titus (Linda) Peachey of Lancaster, Pa.; and a sister,
Naomi (Freeman) Miller of Philadelphia, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Chapel,
6700 Rings Road, Dublin. Pastors Dr. Terry Hofecker and Todd Scoles will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City.
 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grant/Riverside
Hospice, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

DOROTHY D. PERKINS
Dorothy D. Perkins, 86, of Plain City died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a 1934 graduate of Plain City High School and a retired meat
cutter for Lovejoy's Super Duper in Plain City. She was a member of the
Plain City Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens and
Ivory Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons.
She was born March 12, 1917, in Farmersville, Texas, and was predeceased
by her father, Thomas DeShong; her mother, Maude Cundiff Meeks; and her
husband, Russell Perkins in 1977.
She is survived by three children, Alan (Arlene) Perkins of Plain City,
Cary Perkins of Baltimore and JoAnna (John) Minetti of New Jersey; 10
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.


MARTIN "LAFE" SPARKS
Martin "Lafe" Sparks, 74, of Hudson, Fla., died June 3, 2003, at his
home.
He was retired as a truck driver for Marble Cliff Quarry and attended
Lakewood Church of God in Hudson. He was born in Martha, Ky., and moved
to Florida 26 years ago from Plain City.
He was predeceased by a son, David Darrell Sparks.
He is survived by his wife, Cloa; a son, Jerry Lafe (Billie) Sparks of
Blain, Ky.; two daughters, Deborah (Bernie) Boggs and Linda (Jeff)
Masteller of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
four brothers, Charles of Glouster, Darrell of Grove City, Conard of
Columbus, Okla., and John of Hilliard; and three sisters, Minnie Buck of
Leon, W.Va., Allie Scarberry of Hilliard and Nancy Blackburn of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

RALPH C. LOWRY
Ralph C. Lowry, 69, of Marysville died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an extended
illness with emphysema.
He was retired from Goodyear after 25 years of employment as a boiler
room operator and formerly served in the same capacity with the U.S.
Naval Academy from 1966-1970. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy
serving his country during the Korean War as a 2nd Class Boatswain's
Mate.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and enjoyed his
association with Marysville Eagles Aerie 3506, Marysville Moose Lodge
1651 and VFW Post 3320. He enjoyed eagles and was affectionately
nicknamed "Eagle Beak" by many of his acquaintances. He was an avid
camper and fisherman and had mastered the art of tinkering. He loved his
family dearly and especially appreciated his black Labrador, Nipper.
He was born Aug. 21, 1933, in Milford Center to the late Charles K. and
O'telia Louise Cooperider Lowry and was predeceased by a brother,
Charles Lowry and a sister, Patricia Garey. He married Rosemary Avery
Feb. 22, 1957, and she died July 5, 1991.
He is survived by his second wife, Betty Young Marine Lowry whom he
married Sept. 12, 1992; four sons, Ralph (Melissa) Lowry Jr. and Paul
(Lois) Lowry of Marysville, James (Betsy) Lowry of Kenton and William
Joseph (Nicole) Lowry of London; two daughters Mary Anna (Joel) Haynes
of Marysville and Martha "Marty" (Michael) Lipe of Bellefontaine; 21
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
a brother, Bob Lowry of Milford Center; five sisters, Nellie Todd of
Marysville, Nancy (John) Schnees of Columbus, Vivian (Ron) Noggle of
Radnor and Helen (George) Dingledine and Virginia Stidam of Milford
Center; a sister-in-law, Nettie Lowry of Ostrander; a brother-in-law,
Thomas Garey of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union County
Military Honor Guard. 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 future Union County Veterans
Memorial, payable to the Union County Foundation, memo: Veterans
Remembrance Fund. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ANNMARIE LYNN "SISSY" RITTER
AnnMarie Lynn "Sissy" Ritter, 2 months, died Tuesday, June 2, 2003, at
her home.
She was born March 31, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was predeceased by her grandfather, James Ritter; great-grandfather,
Olen Green; and great-grandmothers, Gloria Dunlap and Zerida Woodberry.
She is survived by her parents, Bobbie Jo and James Frederick Ritter of
Marysville; a half-brother, Brian Thomas Cummings of Flint, Mich.;
maternal grandparents Robert and Cathy Green of Marysville; paternal
grandmother, Sharon Ritter of Utica, Ky.; great-grandparents, Wilma
Green of Marysville, Harvey and Hazel Dunlap of Richwood and Margaret
and Robert Rowland of Cape Coral, Fla.; and many aunts, uncles and
cousins.
The Rev. Corey Bane will officiate at funeral services which will be
held at noon Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, 3180 Route 37 West in
Delaware. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate at graveside services at
11 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Underwood Funeral Home and at the church two hours before
the service Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AnnMarie Ritter Memorial Fund
in care of the Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET EDNA CUMSTON
Margaret Edna Cumston, 77, of Marysville died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired in 1988 as an assembler at Ranco in Plain City.
She was born March 1, 1926, in Cleveland to the late William Edward and
Jessie Davis Cumston and is survived by a son, Robert of New York and
special friends, Steve Mobley and family of Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton
Cemetery in Fulton.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JEFF D. GANSHEIMER
Jeff D. Gansheimer, 41, of West Liberty, formerly of Milford Center,
died Saturday, May 31, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile
accident on U.S. 68 near West Liberty.
He was a 15-year employee of Midwest Express and formerly served as a
Huntsville firefighter. He attended Fairbanks High School and proudly
received his GED certificate a few years ago. He was a member of Indian
Lake Eagles Aerie 3615. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and camping and
was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and
NASCAR racing and Dale Earnhardt. He especially enjoyed spending time
with his family.
He was born June 9, 1961, in Marysville to Richard and Patricia Stidam
Gansheimer and was predeceased by his father on Jan. 20, 1984, and by a
daughter, Amber Henault.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Richard
McCarty of Columbus; two sons, David E. of Smithville, Texas and Anthony
of Middleburg; a stepdaughter, Barbara J. Henault of Raymond; two
brothers, Danny (Susie) Gansheimer of Troy and Rich (Gina) Gansheimer of
Conneaut; a sister, Tracy (Ray) McLaughlin of Galloway; a close friend,
Michael Landon of Milford Center; and many other relatives, co-workers
and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be
at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from
6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.


DONNA M. ALLOWAY HASTY
Donna M. Alloway Hasty, 75, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, June 1, 2003,
at Ohio State University Hospital East.
She was a homemaker and member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church
and Greenhill Center Daybreak, She enjoyed crocheting and crafts.
She was born March 2, 1928, in Bellefontaine to the late Gail M. and
Freda M. Stahler Alloway and was predeceased by a brother, Gail Alloway
Jr. and a granddaughter, Brenda Castle.
She is survived by two daughters, Vickie (Roger) Creviston of West
Mansfield and Linda (Duane) Hill of Bellefontaine; two grandchildren,
Jason Cline and Daryl Castle; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Billy;
a brother, Robert (Judy) Alloway of Kenton; a sister, Ruth Ann (Roger)
Beech of Huntsville; and a sister-in-law, Betty Alloway of Waynesfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Huntsville
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bryan Meadows will officiate and
burial will be at the Huntsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in
Bellefontaine.

VIRGINIA "GINNY" BROWN LITHGO
Virginia "Ginny" Brown Lithgo, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Nashville,
Tenn., died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Gables at Green Pastures with
her family by her side following a five-year illness.
A homemaker, she worked with her husband's CPA practice for many years
in Marysville and Newark. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church
of Marysville and was active in the Presbyterian Women. She was a
volunteer for Memorial Hospital of Union County Mobile Meals, with more
than 1,500 volunteer hours, a longtime member of the Aletheia Society
and enjoyed golfing and bridge. She was a graduate of Hillsboro High
School in Nashville and attended George Peabody Teachers College in
Nashville.
She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Valdosta, Ga., to the late Isaac E. and
Leona Love Brown.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William J. Lithgo whom she
married Sept. 6, 1947, at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville; two
sons, William "Steve" (Carla) Lithgo of North Lewisburg and Gary Alan
(Peggy) Lithgo of New Jersey; a daughter, Ann Marie (Ed) Means of
Columbus; four grandchildren, Ben and Rachel Lithgo of North Lewisburg
and Amanda and Abigail Lithgo of New Jersey; a brother, Dr. George H.
(Anna) Brown of Virginia; a sister, Janice Gill of Nashville; two
sisters-in-law, Mary Ella (Don) Tingen of South Carolina and Carolyn
Lithgo of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Harold (Kathryn) Sierer of
Pennsylvania; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be John Waite, Gerry Dackin, Bob Bumgardner, Jim Snider
and Ben Lithgo. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Fitzgerald, W.E.
Conrad, Dr. John Linscott, Dr. Joseph Linscott, Don Tingen and Ed Means.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Mobile Meals.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.



WILBUR JAMES "MAC" MCFARLAND
Wilbur James "Mac" McFarland, 91, of Bellefontaine, a former longtime
resident of Zanesfield, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Heartland of
Bellefontaine following a short illness.
He was employed with the State of Ohio Highway Department for 16 years
and upon his retirement, he worked as a newspaper carrier for eight
years and as a pizza deliveryman for five years. He and his wife were
founding members of the Bellefontaine Church of Christ in Christian
Union and supported churches in Mechanicsburg and Christiansburg. He was
a longtime volunteer at the Circleville Bible College and loyal fan of
the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State Buckeyes. He took
pride in the love and admiration of his grandchildren.
He was born April 5, 1912, in West Jefferson to the late Edward and
Carrie Rice McFarland and was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Lou Hodge;
a granddaughter, Dawn Breidenbach; two brothers, Earnest and Lester
McFarland; and a sister, Dorothy Dolt. He married N. Glenna Fry Dec. 24,
1933, and she died Jan. 6, 1999, after 65 years of marriage.
He is survived by his second wife, Robin Piunti McFarland, a resident of
Heartland of Bellefontaine, to whom he was married Jan. 1, 2001, by the
Rev. John Bowman; a son, Robert (Nancy) McFarland of Frazeysburg; two
stepchildren, Rachel Kramer of Bellefontaine and Jonathon (Brandy) Moore
of Lafayette, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Melinda (Jack) Hamilton of
Chesterville, Joe (Donna) McFarland of Newark, Dennis (Joan) McFarland
of Frazeysburg, Rodney (Beth) Hoskins of Groveport, Christina (Ray)
Payne of Ridgeway, Mike (Christine) Hodge and Greg Hodge of Kenton, Chad
(Taby) Hodge of Marysville, Katie and Breanna Kramer of Bellefontaine
and Zachary, Matthew and Kiersten Moore of Lafayette, Ind.; 28
great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Carl McFarland of Nicolsville, Ky., Glen (Helen) McFarland of
Springfield; and Clarence Stevens, Fla.; and many other family members
and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bellefontaine
Church of Christ in Christian Union. The Revs. John Bowman and Charles
Tone will officiate and burial will be at the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Friends may all from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland of Bellefontaine
activity fund in care of the funeral home.

VIRGINIA M. "GINNEY" MICHAEL SANFORD
Virginia M. "Ginney" Michael Sanford, 74, of DeGraff, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Mary Rutan Hospital in
Bellefontaine.
She was a corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women for 11
years and in the early 1970s was the first Community Action alcohol
rehabilitation counselor serving Union, Madison and Delaware counties.
She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary 3614, Women of the Moose Lodge 1651
and VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary and a lifetime member of DAV Auxiliary and
Blue Star Mothers.
She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Union County to the late Thomas Edward
and Effie Lynn Gray Simpson and was predeceased by her stepmother,
Thelma M. Simpson; two husbands, Hugh E. Sanford and Joseph H. Michael;
a granddaughter, Courtney Simpson; a brother, George Simpson; and a
sister, Ruth Bowshier.
She is survived by two daughters, Wendy (Richard) Davis of DeGraff and
Tawni Pence of Marysville; three sons, Tim (Pam) Simpson of West
Liberty, Todd (Wanda) Michael of Bellefontaine and Kip (Shannen) Michael
of Urbana; thirteen grandchildren, Rob Erwin, Tom (Aimee) Erwin, Jerry
(Rhonda) Erwin, Kaci (Brian) Chaffin, Jamie, Cody and Cori Price,
Heather (J.P.) White, Dylan and Ryan Michael, Felisha Foster and Dani
and Zachary Michael; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Harriett (Jim)
Finch of Urbana and Carolyn "Tudie" (Ron) Neibler of Michigan; and a
brother, "Pick" (Amy Lynn) Simpson of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at VFW Post 3320. The
Rev. Keith Mathews will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Rutan Hospital Home Health
Care or Mary Rutan Hospice, 205 Palmer Ave., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SUZANNE KAY "SUZI" FULTON
Suzanne Kay "Suzi" Fulton, 44, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Heartland of
Marysville after an illness of six weeks.
She was fun loving and free spirited in nature. She possessed a
beautiful smile and immeasurable strength and her terrific sense of
humor brought much comfort and laughter to her family. She was baptized
in the Methodist church and was employed as an office worker until her
health no longer allowed her to work. She found great joy in reading and
was an avid movie buff. Her greatest treasure was the love and
appreciation she had for her family.
She was born Jan. 27, 1959, in Columbus.
She is survived by her mother, Marilyn (Mike) Payne Connor of
Marysville; her father, Carl W. (B.J.) Fulton of Indian Lake; her
children, Ryan A. (Holly) Luke of Milford Center and Alexandra Fulton,
Audra Kramer, Dillyn Kramer and Derrick Kramer of Columbus; two sisters,
Lynn England of Dublin and Carla (Jeff) Worthington of Marysville; her
husband, Stephen Kramer of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews, aunts,
uncles and cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Revs. Richard Teller and Blaine Keene
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 CHOICES: Eliminating Domestic
Violence, P.O. Box 06157, Columbus, Ohio 43206.

HELEN ANNETTE LIGGETT
Helen Annette Liggett, 83, of Springfield died Friday, May 30, 2003.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Lemoyne, Pa., and
the Order of the Eastern Star in Marysville.
She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Peoria to the late Willard I. and Ethel
D. Shaw Hamilton and was predeceased by her husband, Ellwood A. Liggett
in 1992 and a great-grandson, Colin Crisler.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne (Larry) Crisler of Springfield
and Susan (Don) Hodges of Camp Hill, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jon
(Kelly) Crisler, Matthew (Melissa) Crisler, Andrew (Denise) Crisler and
Douglas, Daniel, Donelle and Donhelen Hodges; four great-grandchildren,
Megan Crisler, Joshua Crisler, Madison Crisler and Matthew Bryant
Crisler; three sisters, Mildred (Floyd) Brown of Columbus, Sara (George)
Dolby of Salisbury, Md., and Johna and Pearl Brown of Portsmouth; two
sisters-in-law, Marian Dagger of Urbana and Anna Jean Scott of
Marysville; a brother-in-law, George Liggett of Branson, Mo.; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Conroy Funeral
Home, 1660 E. High St., Springfield. The Rev. Dan Reiching will
officiate and burial will be at Rose Hill Burial Park. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Learning
Centre, 1117 Hyde Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45587, or Calvary United
Methodist Church, 700 Market St., Lemoyne, Pa. 17043.


VIRGINIA "GINNY" BROWN LITHGO
Virginia "Ginny" Brown Lithgo, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Nashville,
Tenn., died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Gables at Green Pastures with
her family by her side following a five-year illness.
A homemaker, she worked with her husband's CPA practice for many years
in Marysville and Newark. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church
of Marysville and was active in the Presbyterian Women. She was a
volunteer for Memorial Hospital of Union County Mobile Meals, with more
than 1,500 volunteer hours, a longtime member of the Aletheia Society
and enjoyed golfing and bridge. She was a graduate of Hillsboro High
School in Nashville and attended George Peabody Teachers College in
Nashville.
She was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Valdosta, Ga., to the late Isaac E. and
Leona Love Brown.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William J. Lithgo whom she
married Sept. 6, 1947, at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville; two
sons, William "Steve" (Carla) Lithgo of North Lewisburg and Gary Alan
(Peggy) Lithgo of New Jersey; a daughter, Ann Marie (Ed) Means of
Columbus; four grandchildren, Ben and Rachel Lithgo of North Lewisburg
and Amanda and Abigail Lithgo of New Jersey; a brother, Dr. George H.
(Anna) Brown of Virginia; a sister, Janice Gill of Nashville; two
sisters-in-law, Mary Ella (Don) Tingen of South Carolina and Carolyn
Lithgo of North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Harold (Kathryn) Sierer of
Pennsylvania; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be John Waite, Gerry Dackin, Bob Bumgardner, Jim Snider
and Ben Lithgo. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Fitzgerald, W.E.
Conrad, Dr. John Linscott, Dr. Joseph Linscott, Don Tingen and Ed Means.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Mobile Meals.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

July - Dec

REVA R. CAMPBELL
Reva R. Campbell, 86, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at
Green Hills Center in Middleburg.
She was a member of the Logan County Farm Bureau, Raymond Country
Culture Club and the Middleburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed
many years of playing cards and was a devoted farmer's wife.
She was born June 23, 1917, in Middleburg to the late Henry and Lucy
Phillips Hill and was predeceased by a son, Wilbur L. Campbell; two
brothers, Harold Hill and Arthur Hill; and a sister, Hattie Adams. She
married Wilbur M. Campbell June 30, 1935, and he died Jan. 3, 1995.
She is survived by three children, Roselyn (Gene) Horney and Richard
(Alice) Campbell of Marysville and Donald (Pat) Campbell of Sunbury; 12
grandchildren, Keith (Bonnie) Bell, David (Carol) Campbell, Allen
(Sheila) Campbell, Deborah George and Jeff (Tracy) Horney of
Bellefontaine, Rhonda Horney, Rob (Tara) Horney, Ken Campbell and Pam
(Dan) Cramer of Marysville, Roger (Lisa) Campbell of Lancaster, Brian
(Diana) Campbell of Morrow and Cathlyn (Don) Phipps of Zanesfield; 18
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Middleburg
Methodist Church. The Rev. Mebane McMahon will officiate and burial will
be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday
at the Ingram Funeral Home.


GAIL LEE LAUGHREY
Gail Lee Laughrey, 68, of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday, July 28,
2003, at his home.
He was retired from Marion Power Shovel and Honda and was a veteran of
the U.S. Army and a member of the Marion Eagles.
He was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Richwood to the late Luther L. and Mildred
LaVerne DeBolt Laughrey Sr. and was predeceased by a son, Curtis
Laughrey.
He is survived by two sons, Donald (Anita) Laughrey of Inverness, Fla.,
Chad Laughrey of Richwood; a stepson, Jeff (Belinda) Simpson of
Richwood; three stepdaughters, Valerie (Steve) Ramsey of Galion, Shelly
(Dean) Chapman of York Center and Rhonda (Doug) Westerviller of Marion;
12 grandchildren; three brothers, Luther L. Laughrey Jr. of Grove City,
James Alfred (Teresa) Laughrey of Centerville and Daniel J. Laughrey of
Richwood; and his former wife, Jewell M. Laughrey of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
P.O.. Box 9026, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202-9026.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

VERA LE RICHARDS
Vera Le Richards, 78, of Columbus, formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va., died
Saturday, July 26, 2003, at The Gables in Green Pastures.
She was retired from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
She was born March 1, 1925, in Parkersburg to the late Walter A. and
Carrie M. Metz Richards and was predeceased by two sisters, Margaret A.
Richards and Sylvia Littleton Tomlinson; a brother, Gilbert Richards;
and a nephew, Ira James Littleton.
She is survived by two great-nieces, Toni A. (Dino) Sara and her
children, Katherine, Anna and Dominic Sara of Marysville, and Lori
(William) Taggart and her children, Katie and Michael Taggart of
Westerville; a niece, Cynthia Littleton of Gahanna; cousins, Justine
Allen, Maxine Coss and Betty Metz; and special friends, Anna "Peg" and
Fred Sutton, Chloe and Jim Whitlatch and Walt Dotson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at 3 p.m.
at Blendon Central Cemetery in Westerville. Friends may call two hours
prior to the service.

ELDRIDGE DALLAS "TOMMY" THOMAS
Eldridge Dallas "Tommy" Thomas, 83, of Raymond died Saturday, July 26,
2003, at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine after a long hard-fought battle
with Alzheimer's disease.
He was retired from O.M. Scotts where he had been employed as facilities
manager for many years and was a Liberty Township trustee for 20 years.
He was a proud veteran of World War II during which he served from 1941
to 1946 in the Second Armored Division of the U.S. Army in campaigns in
Normandy, Sicily, the Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge. He was
awarded seven Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead.
He was a charter member of the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire
Department and Wood-Longbrake VFW Post 9909. He was a 1939 graduate of
Raymond High School and was the first president of the school's FFA
Chapter. He remained active with FFA alumni and volunteered many years
as a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed farming and fishing and his greatest
moments were spent with his family at their Indian Lake cottage.
He was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Cheshire to the late Carl and Maude Hanna
Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Louise Poling Thomas whom he
married June 30, 1942; a son, David (Debbie) Thomas of Raymond; a
daughter, Marianne Thomas of Marysville; two grandsons, Dallas and
Denver Thomas; a brother, Donald Thomas of Columbus; a brother-in-law,
Warren (Betty) Poling of Raymond; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends
and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will
be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Dave Thomas, Gary Poling, Larry Poling, Terry
Poling, Bob Poling and Devin Lafollette. Honorary pallbearers will be
Dallas and Denver Thomas. The presentation of the American flag to the
family will be performed by Leo Speicher Jr. and Lloyd Segner of
Wood-Longbrake VFW Post 9909.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Community
Center and Park in care of the funeral home.

THE REV. CHESTER IRVIN MILLER
The Rev. Chester Irvin Miller of London died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at
his home.
He attended Holmes Missionary Training Institute, now Holmes Bible
College, in Greenville, S.C., and went to Brazil in 1941 to serve as a
missionary for the Pentecostal Church of Christ and organized a church
there. He and his wife and family returned to the United States in 1954
to serve in the leadership role for the denomination whose headquarters
are now located in London, Ohio, serving as general overseer for 28
years. Their love for God, missions and Brazil continued through their
lives.
An ordained minister for more than 60 years, he was a retired professor
of theology at Beulah Heights Bible College in Atlanta, Ga., where he
held an honorary doctorate. He was a member of the Madison County
Genealogical Society and authored two genealogical books.
He was born March 17, 1917, at Slabfork in Decatur Township, Lawrence
County, Ohio, the sixth child of the late Rev. Samuel Wilson and Daisy
Altman Miller. He married Rachel H. Yarborough, whom he met at Holmes,
on Dec. 11, 1945, in Recife, Brazil, and she died after 36 years of
marriage. Also preceding him in death was a son-in-law, Billy Jo
Anderson; brothers, Floyd Miller and Elmer Miller; and sisters, Carrie
Guinn, Stella Sibole and Rosabelle Miller.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 20 years, Annie Trent Frew Miller;
daughters, Daisy Ruth (the Rev. Richard W.) Blevins of Springfield and
Edith Keren Anderson of Marysville; sons, the Rev. Samuel Brooks
(Connie) Miller of Jamestown and Lee Allen (Debby) Miller of
Westerville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; stepchildren,
Joanna (Herman) Lewis of Enon, Lawrence Russell (Esther) Frew of
Springfield and Gary Marvin (Dawn) Frew of Dayton; 11
step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles
Miller, John Miller, Forrest Miller and Paul Miller; sisters, Goldie
Hall and Florence Oliver; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rachel Miller
Memorial Tabernacle at the Conference Grounds of the International
Pentecostal Church of Christ in London with Dr. Horace S. Ward of
Easton, Md., officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery in
London. Friends may call at the Tabernacle from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
A the request of the deceased, the family asks that flowers be omitted
and that memorial contributions be made to the Global Missions
Department, P.O. Box 439, London, Ohio 43140, or to the Chester and
Rachel Miller Missions Foundation, 1425 Marinette Drive, Springfield,
Ohio 45503.
The Eberle Funeral Home of London is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.eberlefuneralhome.com.

BERYL L. PHIPPS
Beryl L. Phipps, 86, of Somersville died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital in Riverside.
He was retired after 47 years as a self-employed truck driver. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving 42 months and being involved
in five invasions, and was a lifetime member of Richwood VFW Post 870
and American Legion Baccarat Post 40. He enjoyed his family, especially
his grandchildren.
He was born March 5, 1917, in Union County near Broadway to the late
Albert and Lillie Poland Phipps. He was the last of seven children,
having been predeceased by Albert Phipps, Doris Tossey, Gladys Phipps,
Helen Schuesslein, Victor Phipps and Otis Phipps.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Owens Phipps whom he married Sept..
29, 1946, in Lancaster; two sons, Lloyd Phipps of the home and Jerry
(Denise) Phipps of Prospect; two grandchildren, Barry and Lindsey
Phipps; two sisters-in-law, Helen Phipps of Raymond and Helen Phipps of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. George Freer 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 Somersville Friends Church in
care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

WILLIAM SARAKON
William Sarakon, 71, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus area, died
Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a
brief illness.
He was an interior and exterior house painter. He served in the Air
Force in Germany and enjoyed playing cards, wood working and horse
races.
He was born May 27, 1932, in Seminole, Pa., to the late Daniel and
Esther Mosesta Sarakon. He married Mabel R. Glick June 30, 1967, and she
died Dec. 10, 1992. He then married Barbara Sue Hollingshead Feb. 11,
1994, and she died Jan. 4, 2000.
He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly L. (Barry) Disbennett and
Donna S. (Jerry Combs) Reyna of Marysville; six stepchildren, Sue McVey,
Butch O'Conner, Cheety (Nelson) Hane, Bruce (Bonnie) O'Conner, Joyce
Williams and Judy Henson; five grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren;
eight step-great-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Dutton will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

OWEN HERSHEL THORPE JR.
Owen Hershel Thorpe Jr., 74, a former longtime resident of Marysville,
died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home in McAllen, Texas.
For many years, he was the owner and operator of Thorpe Motors which was
founded by his mother in 1933 at the northeast corner of Fifth and Plum
streets. In 1953 he joined his mother in the business as franchised
dealers of Studebaker and Packard cars and trucks, International
Harvester motor trucks and Chrysler vehicles. In 1964, he built a
showroom facility on Delaware Avenue which later became the Greg Nelson
dealership before it moved to the complex on Watkins Road.
He was the first full-time executive director of the Marysville Area
Chamber of Commerce and founded Marysville Media Sales, an advertising
specialty and sport apparel company. He was co-founder of the Union
County YMCA and Marysville Industrial Development Corporation which was
responsible for helping build many industrial and business building
sites, including the Union County Airport, Rockwell International and
the Bicentennial Building.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion
Post 79. He was a 1947 graduate of Marysville High School and a member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where he served as
trustee, Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and Marysville Elks Lodge. He served
as a charter committee member for the All-Ohio Balloon Rally and Air
Show in 1975.
He was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Marysville to the late Dr. O.H. and
Frances Kirkland Thorpe and was predeceased by a sister, Janice Sims.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie Gray Thorpe, whom he
married Sept. 6, 1953; a daughter, Aimee (David) Ulstad of Dublin; a
son, Owen "Chip" Thorpe III of Salt Lake City; three granddaughters,
Renee, Rachel and Kathryn Ulstad; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Gray of
Spokane, Wash.; and three nephews, Lynn, David and Danny Clarridge.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and the family will
receive friends following the service at a luncheon at the Presbyterian
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Family YMCA or
the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


TIMOTHY ALAN BALLARD
Timothy Alan Ballard, 38, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, July 23,
2003, at his residence
He was employed with Midwest Express for the past five years as a floor
supervisor and was a member of Piqua Moose Lodge 1067. He will be sadly
missed by all.
He was born May 27, 1965 in Piqua.
He is survived by his father, Don (Linda) Ballard of Greenville; his
mother, Bonnie Floss (Frank) Ball of Marysville; a daughter, Ashley
Ballard and her mother, Nadine Ballard of Piqua; five sisters, Jaynie
White, Tamara Burchiel and Amy (Mike) Clark of Piqua, Lori (Bill)
Villars of Plain City, Kelly (Brian) Gill of Yorkshire and Stephanie
(Doug) Hardman of Middleburg; five brothers, Don (Brenda) Ballard Jr. of
Akron, Dean (Gretchen) Ballard of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mark (Stephanie)
Ballard of Crystal River, Fla., Frank (Jodi) Ball Jr. and Daniel (Carey)
Ball of Piqua, John (Amber) Ball of Sidney and Joe Ball of Columbus;
many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends; and a
special friend, Sandra Frined.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. Bill Price will officiate. Friends may
call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley Trust Fund in care of
National City Bank in Bellefontaine.

WILLIAM SARAKON
William Sarakon, 71, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus area, died
Thursday, July 24, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a
brief illness.
He was an interior and exterior house painter. He served in the Air
Force in Germany and enjoyed playing cards, wood working and horse
races.
He was born May 27, 1932, in Seminole, Pa., to the late Daniel and
Esther Mosesta Sarakon. He married Mabel R. Glick June 30, 1967, and she
died Dec. 10, 1992. He then married Barbara Sue Hollingshead Feb. 11,
1994, and she died Jan. 4, 2000.
He is survived by eight children, Kimberly L. (Barry) Disbennett and
Donna S. (Jerry Combs) Reyna of Marysville, Sue McVey, Butch O'Conner,
Cheety (Nelson) Hane, Bruce (Bonnie) O'Conner, Joyce Williams and Judy
Henson; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother; and a
sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Fred Dutton will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.


KATHRYN JANET SIMPSON
Kathryn Janet Simpson, 88, of Urbana died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at
The Wellington in Urbana.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Urbana where she
served as an elder. She sang in the choir at the church and at the
Congregational Christian Church of Covington for more than 70 years. She
was a marvelous homemaker all her life.
She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Covington, Ohio, to the late Elmer I. and
Agnes Ruth Flammer Shafer and was predeceased by a sister, Frances C.
Perkins and a brother, Gene Shafer. She married Burr Simpson and he died
in 1992.
She is survived by a son, Michael (Leigh Ann) Simpson of Urbana; a
daughter, Patricia (Thomas) Detwiler of West Liberty; eight
grandchildren, Kathryn Kauffman, Andrew Detwiler, Matthew Detwiler,
Heather Jameson, Heidi Rosser, Burr Simpson, Leman Simpson and Brynach
Simpson; nine great-grandchildren, Senina McMaken, Patrick McMaken,
Nicholas McMaken, Kylie Detwiler, Sara Jameson, Kendall Jameson, Chase
Hammond, Conner Hammond and Kiersten Rosser; and a sister, Miriam J.
Duff of Seattle, Wash.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church in Urbana with the Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 116 W. Court St., Urbana, Ohio 43078, or
the Burr Simpson Scholarship at Urbana High School, in care of Michael
Simpson, 3328 Kiser Road, Urbana.
The Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Urbana is in charge of
arrangements.


JOHN WOODROW ADAMS
John Woodrow Adams, 83 of Marysville died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was a lifetime carpenter and a minister for more than 30 years with
the Church of God. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Athens County to the late John E. and
Bessie Crum Adams and was predeceased by his wife, Margaret on Dec. 16.
He is survived by a son, John "Jack" Adams of Marysville; 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, Robert Adams of Painesville; six sisters, 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.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at New Horizons Baptist
Church on Paver Barnes Roadwhere a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.
The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate and burial will be held at a later
date.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN FREY
John Frey, 93, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
He was self employed as a sheep shearer and painter and was a member of
the Plain City United Methodist Church.
He was born Oct. 24, 1909, in Madison County to the late Eli B. and
Susanna Yoder Frey and was predeceased by two great-grandchildren; four
brothers, Noah, Eli, Nelson and Lloyd; and two sisters, Ada Yutzy and
Emma Overholt.
He is survived by his wife, Inez (Kramer) Frey whom he married Sept. 30,
1934; a daughter, Sarah Ellen (Wendell) Williams of Lancaster; four
sons, Perry Allen (Carolyn) Frey of Madison, Wis., Richard Lee Frey and
Terrence Gene (Beverly Barrett) Frey of San Diego, Calif., and Norman
Duane (Mary M.) Frey of London; 11 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; a brother, Jonas Frey; and four sisters, Ellen
Bontrager, Verna Miller, Edna Troyer and Clara Frey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Plain City
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.

GEORGE W. "GEORGIE" BRIGHT JR.
George W. "Georgie" Bright Jr., 62, of Raymond died Friday, July 18,
2003, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus after a short
illness.
He retired June 27, 2002, after nearly 44 years with Ray Lewis & Son. An
avid coon hunter, he attended the Kenton Nationals for more than 40
years and was a member of the Ohio Water Race Association. He enjoyed
attending auctions and relaxing to classical music and his greatest joy
came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. He was a caring and hard-working man and will be
remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather.
He was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Raymond to the late George W. and Margaret
Myers Bright Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Bright and two
brothers, Carlton and Carl Bright.
He is survived by his wife of more than 44 years, Christine Daum Bright
to whom he was married July 5, 1959, at the Unionville Center Methodist
Church by the Rev. Morgan; a son, Todd (Tracey) Bright of Raymond; three
daughters, Tammy Sue Bright of Delaware, Twyla Kay (Brent) Carter of
Bellefontaine and Georganna (John) Voiles of West Mansfield; eight
grandchildren, Allison (R.J.) Crosby, Erica Giles, Sara (Bill) Thompson,
Evan Nicol, Jake Nicol, Betty Jean Carter, Kayla Stillings and Dalton
Carter; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden Giles and Reagan
Crosby; three brothers, Richard (Anne) Bright Sr. of Marysville, John
"Banjo" (Patricia) Bright of Nashville, Tenn., and Jim (Peg) Myers of
Columbus; two sisters, Marcella (Ermond "Woody") Lilly of Columbus and
Rose (Dwight) Reed of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews; and countless friends and former co-workers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Jeffers will officiate and
burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Brent Carter, John Voiles, Evan Nicol, R.J. Crosby,
Gary Trees and Bobby Wilgus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.

ROBERT JEWELL MACIVOR
Robert Jewell MacIvor, 90, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home.
A businessman and civic leader, he retired in 1978 as owner of his real
estate and insurance company, MacIvor Agencies. As a scholar of
religion, history and literature, he was frequently invited to speak at
public forums and patriotic occasions. He was a longtime member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where he served as elder,
deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher.
During his active years, he volunteered for the American Red Cross and
Memorial Hospital of Union County and was instrumental in the
construction of the first municipal swimming pool in Marysville in the
1930s. He was a former member of the board of the Marysville Public
Library.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in combat infantry in the
European Theater as a first lieutenant, then a captain, in the 134th
Infantry of the 35th Division under the command of Gen. George Patton's
Third Army. He was a member of American Legion Post 79. He was also a
member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM. He traveled extensively with his
wife throughout the world, visiting Asia, Africa, Europe, Malaysia, the
Pacific and the Mediterranean.
He was  a 1931 graduate of Marysville High School and a 1935 graduate of
the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in history. During
his senior year at OSU he was president of his class, business manager
of the school yearbook, "The Makio," and was one of three members of the
student judicial court. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
and was inducted into the Bucket and Dipper and Sphinx honoraries at
Ohio State.
He was born July 1, 1913, on West Fourth Street in Marysville to the
late Dr. Angus and Gladys Jewell MacIvor and was predeceased by his
brother, Dr. Malcolm MacIvor on July 9, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Lipscomb Cox MacIvor whom he
married June 22, 1935; a daughter, Dr. Virginia MacIvor (Dr. Henning)
Meyn of Brevard, N.C.; a son, Angus Neil (Roberta) MacIvor of
Willoughby; a grandson, Dr. Till MacIvor (Laura) Meyn of Poland, Ohio;
two granddaughters, Hanna Spangler Meyn of San Diego and Flora Margaret
MacIvor of Willoughby; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Cox Kirk of Bexley
and Ruth Cox Williams of Brunswick, Ga.; many nieces and nephews,
including John MacIvor, Peggy Hendricks and Louise Gordon of Marysville,
Dr. Duncan MacIvor of Virginia, William S. Hoopes of Delaware,
Jacqueline Johnson of Florida, Gilman D. Kirk Jr. and Richard H. Kirk of
Columbus, Lucy Kirk of New York City, James S. Kirk of San Francisco and
Carol Holloway of Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at the MacIvor family burial site at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or
the Marysville Public Library.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELOISE WATT TRAPP DEMPSEY
Eloise Watt Trapp Dempsey, 84, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, July
19, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and taught piano for 55 years. She was a member of
the Raymond United Methodist Church and the Country Culture Club and
WSCS of the church. She directed the Central College Presbyterian Choir
and the choir at her church.
She was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Franklin County to the late Charles
Leland and Florence Shank Watt and was predeceased by two grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; four brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law. She
married Carlton E. Trapp June 12, 1937, and he died March 1, 1977. She
married Thomas Everett Dempsey July 15, 1979, and he died Dec. 25, 1998.

She is survived by three daughters, Joan (Marvin) Porschet, Pattsy
(Edsel) Dotson and Annette (Harold) Porschet of Richwood; a son, Ortho
"Bud" (Jeannie) Trapp of Marysville; three stepchildren, Tom Dempsey of
Missouri, Robert (Nancy) Dempsey of Ashland and Barbara (George) St.
Clair of New Concord; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances
Trapp of Galena; a brother, Wendell (Charlotte) Watt of Westerville;
three sisters-in-law, Audrey Bevis of Richwood, Yolah Hastings of
Prospect and Louise Mueck of Richwood; and a brother-in-law, Lester
Fields of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan P. Lauzau and burial will be
held at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association in care
of the funeral home.

DOUGLAS B. MOORE
Douglas B. Moore, 29, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Saturday, July
19, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness.
A loving son and brother, he graduated from Fairbanks High School in
1992 and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.
He was born Feb. 18, 1974, in Urbana to Thomas D. and M. Joan Wood
Moore.
He is survived by his parents of Milford Center; a brother, David B.
Moore; his paternal grandmother, Isabell Moore of Cable; four aunts,
Minnie (James) Roberts of Milford Center, June (Larry) Hodge of Houston,
Texas, Phyllis (Lester) Richendollar of Urbana and Beverly Eickemeyer of
Georgia; four uncles, William (Mary) Hix of Newark, Walter (Peggy) Wood
and R. Wayne (Nina) Wood of Milford Center and Gerald Moore of Cable;
and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Steven Wood and James Jenkerson 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. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

TALMAGE F. SPARKS
Talmage F. Sparks, 71, of Xenia died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at
Greenewood Manor.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of Xenia Grace Chapel.
He was born Dec. 25, 1931, in New Holland to the late Ardel and Marie
Sargraves Sparks and was predeceased by two sisters, Vivian Daniels and
Barbara Sparks.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Daniels Sparks; a daughter, Deborah
J. (Charles) Lamb; four sons, Jerry F. (Lynn) Sparks, Gary S. (Holly)
Sparks, Barry K. (Marla) Sparks and Tim R. (Stacey) Sparks of Xenia;
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob (Virginia)
Sparks of Medway; and four sisters, Alma Daniels, Opal (Gene) Thompson
and Ann (Melvin) Daniel of Marysville and Mary (Tim) Kibby of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Xenia Grace Chapel,
100 Grace Drive, Xenia. Pastor Dan Jordan will officiate and burial will
be at Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington
Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420.
The Neeld Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STANLEY L. VERMILLION
Stanley L. Vermillion, 69, of Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday, July
17, 2003, at his home.
He was retired after 30 years of service with the Goodyear Tire and
Rubber Co. of Marysville. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a
member of VFW Post 3320, Marysville Moose Lodge 1651 and Marysville
Eagles Lodge. He attended the Pharisburg United Methodist Church. He
enjoyed racing cars, hunting and archery and in his earlier years, built
and flew airplanes.
He was born March 10, 1934, in Marion County to the late William and
Clara Vanestt Vermillion; a sister, Judy Matthews; a brother, Richard
Lehner; and a son and daughter, Danny and Toni Vermillion.
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah C. Knapp of Columbus; four sons,
Michael L. Vermillion and William L. (Theresa) Vermillion of Marysville,
Brian K. (Yvonne) Vermillion of Miamisburg and Steve D. Vermillion of
North Lewisburg; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister,
Joyce Clevenger of Richwood; and a brother, Paul Lehner of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and the Union County Veterans
Military Honor Guard will provide full military honors. Burial will be
at a later date. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Wish Foundation, 5340
E. Main St., Suite 208, Columbus, Ohio 43213, or in care of the funeral
home.

JOHN WOODROW ADAMS
John Woodrow Adams, 83 of Marysville died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was a lifetime carpenter and a minister for more than 30 years with
the Church of God. He enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Athens County to the late John E. and
Bessie Crum Adams and was predeceased by his wife, Margaret on Dec. 16.
He is survived by a son, John "Jack" Adams of Marysville; 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, Robert Adams of Painesville; six sisters, 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.
A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at New Horizons Baptist
Church on Paver Barnes Road. The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate and
burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the church two
hours prior to the service.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROSALIE ROMINE
Rosalie R. Romine, 66, of Buckeye Lake died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at
Mount Carmel East Medical Center.
A 1955 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a wife and homemaker
for 47 years.
She was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Marysville to the late George and Carrie
Orr Lowrie Sr. and was predeceased by a grandson, Cory Lenhart.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard D. Romine; four daughters,
Deborah and Diana Romine, Rosanna (Tim) Lenhart of New Lexington and
Christina Romine of Buckeye Lake; a son, Bernard D. Romine Jr. of
Buckeye Lake; five grandchildren, Wanda L. Fowler of Buckeye Lake, Timmy
Lenhart Jr. and Travis Ray Lenhart of New Lexington and Sarah and
Cassandra Romine of Newark; a great-grandson, Skyler Mauller of Buckeye
Lake; a brother, George (Irene) Lowrie Jr. of Ashley; two half-sisters,
Patricia (Roger) Long of Marysville and Barbara Graham of Bakersfield,
Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boring-Sheridan
Funeral Home Hebron Chapel. The Rev. Charles Cupp will officiate and
burial will be at the Hebron Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212-2000.

GRANT "BUD" CORDELL
Grant "Bud" Cordell, 83, of Catawba, formerly of the Milford Center,
London and Mechanicsburg area, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at
Heartland of Urbana.
He worked as a farmer all his life and was a member of the Farm Bureau.
He was a lifelong member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ in Christian
Union in Mechanicsburg where he was a former elder and taught adult
Sunday School. He enjoyed playing the banjo and singing in the church
choir.
He was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Madison County to the late Roscoe and
Pearlie Love Cordell and was predeceased by a son, Donald W. Cordell;
two sisters, Mildred Travis and Irene Salyers; a brother, Herbert
Cordell; and his wife, Anna Ruth Coe Cordell whom he married April 19,
1941.
He is survived by two sons, Jim (Joy) Cordell of South Vienna and Dan
(Linda) Cordell of London; a daughter, Sandra DeWeese of Catawba; 10
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Granville and
Raleigh Cordell of Mechanicsburg; and a sister, Pauline Cordell of
Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove CCCU
Church, 11160 Rosedale Road in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Richard
Cartwright will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in
Mechanicsburg. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg.

CLARENCE RICHARD "PETE" MCCLELLAN
Clarence Richard "Pete" McClellan, 56, of Delaware died Thursday, July
17, 2003, at his residence.
He was a truck driver and a lifetime Delaware resident.
He was born Oct. 11, 1946, in Orange Township to the late Essay and
Helen Pritchard McClellan and was predeceased by four brothers, Kenneth,
Essay Jr., Jack and Bob.
He is survived by four sisters, Carol (Gene) Ufferman of Marysville,
Almira (William) Philput of Lewis Center, Betty (Edward) Plummer of
Delaware and Doris (Glen) Wood of Ostrander; an aunt, Mary Pritchard of
Marysville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and
good friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Africa Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett Brown Rodman
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady or the Arthur G.
James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Condolences may be made to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

MARY LOU LESCALLEET
Mary Lou Lescalleet, 75, of Zanesfield died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was an office manager for Dr. James Sampsel. She as also a jazz
musician and played piano and saxophone.
She was born March 13, 1928, in Marysville to Forrest and Veva B.
(Hager) Harger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Robert Lescalleet.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Highland
Chapel West Liberty.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at littletonandrue.com

CYNTHIA A. "CINDI"  FREEMAN
Cynthia A. "Cindi" Freeman, 45, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Thursday, July 17, 2003, at her home.
She and her husband were the proud owners of the  Steppin' Out bar on
East Fifth Street and recently celebrated 10 years of ownership in June.
She was a graduate of Ashville High School and the Campbellsville
Baptist College in Campbellsville, Ky., where she graduated with a
bachelors degrees in psychology and early childhood education. Her
father died during her college years yet she maintained a strong faith
and determination to focus on her studies; participate on the school's
swim and tennis teams and sing as a tenor in the school chorus.
A very creative and spiritual person, she loved gardening, drawing, and
reading romance novels. She was a talented handywoman and enjoyed
working with her father-in-law on various plumbing, carpentry or
electrical jobs around her home. She enjoyed rock-n-roll and country
music and was a member of the American Poolplayers Association playing
in weekly pool leagues in the area.
She will be most remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother.
She was born Oct.r 6, 1957, in Ashville the second of six children to
Franklin D.R. and Jean Durrand Lowe. Her father preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 21 years, Charles "Chuck"
Freeman, to whom she was married on Oct. 9, 1982, at the Ashville
Baptist Church; a son, Jessie, 20; two daughters:  Jenna, 17, and Sarah,
14. Also surviving are: her mother and step-father,  Jean and Earl
Hoffner, South Bloomfield; two brothers, Steven (Caroline) Lowe, of
Circleville; and Michael (Tammy) Lowe, of Georgia; three sisters: Amy
(Rick) Brown, of Circleville; Diane (Leroy) Tincher, and Brenda (Robert)
Edmond, each of West Virginia; her parents-in-law,  Forrest Deloyd and
Florence Jane Freeman, of Marysville; two brothers-in-law,  Roger
(Linda) Freeman, of Marysville; and Dale (Sharon) Freeman, of Mount
Vernon; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephew and countless
friends.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home. The Rev. Bob Shackelford will officiate and burial will take place
at Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday and
from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cynthia Freeman Children's
Education Fund in care of the funeral home.

STELLA IRENE AKERS
Stella Irene Akers, 90, of Heartland of Marysville died Monday, July 14,
2003, at Heartland.
She was a homemaker, attended Community United Methodist Church in
Richwood and was a member of the Richwood Civic Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1912, in Boyd County, Ky., to the late Harrison and
Anna Horn Akers and was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Jessie) Boysel of London; a
grandson, Steven Pinson; great-grandchildren, Zackary and Allison
Pinson; a special granddaughter-in-law, Pamela (Jim) Bolger; and a
brother, Clifford "Jim" Akers of Marion.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the York Cemetery
in York Center. The Rev. Phyllis Radlinski will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church
in York Center.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

NORMAN LESTER BRENNER
Norman Lester Brenner, 68, of Urbana died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at his
home.
He was a member of the Lions Club in Woodstock where he served as
president and was a member and inductee into the Ohio A.S.A. Hall of
Fame. He was an avid horse racing fan and avid golfer and played
softball for 27 years for Grimes Manufacturing, the North Lewisburg
firemen and the Ohio Caverns Cavemen. He was an outstanding athlete
while in high school. He served as a private first class in the U.S.
Army with a tour of duty in Germany during which he played semi-pro
football and baseball.
He was born March 16, 1935, in Milford Center to the late Lester Leroy
and Ester Francis Taylor Brenner.
He is survived by his wife of seven and one-half years, Bonnie Kay
Troyer Brenner; a daughter, Kimerly (Dennis) VanHoose of Marysville; a
son, Rock (Wendy) Brenner of Cable; two stepchildren, Ty Zimmer and
Keely Zimmer of Urbana; six grandchildren, Brooks Nicole Collier,
Miranda Mae VanHoose, Steven and Andrew Towns, Tieler James Zimmer and
Kameron Zimmer; two brothers, William "Bill" (Pat) Brenner of Ontario,
Ohio and Larry (Bev) Brenner of Hilliard; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Littleton & Rue
Funeral Home in Urbana. Pastor Joyce McKeever will officiate and burial
will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Condolences may be sent to www.littletonandrue.com.

HAZEL MAE EVANS
Hazel Mae Evans, 67, of Richwood died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales.
She was born Jan. 20, 1936, in Richwood to the late Francis Leo and
Mildred Fern Wilson Hendrickson and was predeceased by a brother, Donald
Hendrickson and a sister, Ruby L. Dowell.
She is survived by her husband, Robert O. Evans whom she married April
7, 1952, at the Baptist parsonage in Richwood; a son, David Robert
(Joyce) Evans of New Bloomington; a daughter, Diana Sue (Richard)
Robbins of Orange Park, Fla.; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy Dever of Marion, Anna (Glenn)
Carman of Bucyrus and Ruth (Jack) Rouse and Helen Jean (Harold) Smith of
Richwood; a brother, Francis "Ed" Hendrickson of Richwood; and an aunt,
Hazel Graham of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. George Freer will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

HOWARD C. "TIMER" FICKLE
Howard C. "Timer" Fickle, 73, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 15, 2003,
at his home after an extended illness.
He was retired after 20 years of dedicated service as a machinist with
the Jeffrey Dresser Manufacturing in Columbus. He was a member of the
Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union and a 1948 graduate of
Magnetic Springs High School. He proudly served his country in the
United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a
talented woodworker, making many shelves, clocks and bird houses and
enjoyed spending time on the computer and rooting for the Ohio State
Buckeyes.
He was born Aug. 12, 1929, on Springdale Road in Marysville to the late
John P. and Ethel Spurgeon Fickle and was predeceased by two brothers,
John Robert Fickle and Walter Fickle; a sister, Doris Claar; and a son,
Greg Fickle on April 6, 2001.
He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of nearly 49 years,
Dorothy Dixon Fickle whom he married July 24, 1954, in South Charleston;
a son, Paul David Fickle of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Cortney McKinley
of Westerville; a grandson, William Clay McKinley; a sister, Ethel Janet
"Jane" Fickle of Marysville; and two sisters-in-law, Idella Fickle of
Marysville and Mary Ellen Justice of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Alfred Young will officiate and burial with full
military honors conducted by the Union County Military Honor Guard will
be held at Mount Herman Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

OLEN J. THOMPSON
Olen James Thompson, 77, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, July 3,
2003, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.
He was a graduate of Raymond High School and retired after 30 years with
the Chrysler Corporation in Dayton, moving to the Port Charlotte area 21
years ago from Piqua. He joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high
school and served overseas during World War II. After the war, he
married his high school sweetheart, Donna L. Phipps. He was a member of
Harmony Lodge 8 F&AM and Royal Arch Masons Chapter 4 in Urbana.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 59 years; three sons,
Robert T. Thompson of Knoxville, Tenn., Hugh E. Thompson of Fernwood,
Miss., and Olen J. Thompson Jr. of Oklahoma; and two grandsons, Joel
Martin Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jason Andrew Thompson of
Sevierville, Tenn.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Ohio Masonic Home, 2655 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio
45504.
Arrangements are being handled by the Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory,
Port Charlotte Chapel.

ANNETTA PINNEY
Annetta Pinney, 91, of Plain City died Friday, July 11, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A longtime resident of Dublin, she was born April 26, 1912, in Plain
City. She was a graduate of Plain City High School and a member of the
Plain City United Methodist Church, the Dublin and Plain City historical
societies and Heart of Ohio Saddle Club.
She was predeceased by her father, Lemuel Rouse in 1976; her mother,
Hallie Harper Rouse in 1989; her husband, Eli M. Pinney in 1990; a son,
Jack Pinney in 1998; a daughter, H. Janice Orser in 1991; and a sister,
Betty Wright in 1968.
She is survived by a son, David Pinney of Plain City; four
grandchildren, Kenneth (Chris) Pinney, Julie (Mark) Cyphers, Michael
(Connie) Priday and Joseph (Cindy) Priday; eight great-grandchildren,
Andrew and Erin Priday, Mitchell and K.C. Cyphers, Kale and Luke Priday
and Rachael and Seth Pinney; a brother, Tommy L. (Ruth) Rouse of Dublin;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate
and burial will be at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City or Dublin
Historical Society.

RUTH L. GRUETT
Ruth L. Gruett, 90, of Marysville, formerly of Wauwatosa, Wis., and
Palentine, Ill., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Milcrest Nursing Home.

A loving homemaker, she lived her life in the Lutheran faith,
participating in various church groups. She was a member of the Audubon
Society and found much delight in bird watching, poetry and spending
time with her family.
She was born Feb. 20, 1913, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Charles and
Helen Plato Kuhl and was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert Gruett and
her daughter, Jane Jensen.
She is survived by a son, James (Sharon) Gruett of Marysville; 11
grandchildren, Cheri Bullerman of Marysville, Jeff (Lynn) Gruett of
Hilliard, Kathy (Mark) Hodges of Circleville, Lori (Mike Smith) Gruett
of Marion, Jamie Coldwell of Marysville, Laura Landstrom and Ashley
(David Celusta) Landstrom of Madison, Wis., Mark (Katy) Apmann of
Barrington, Ill., David (Kathy) Apmann of Cury, Ill., and Chris (Shelly)
Cook and Jonathon Cook of Eau Claire, Wis.; 20 great-grandchildren,
Chris, Mandy, James and Aulbri Gruett, Isaac and Noah Hodges, Tara and
Tori Fox, Kaden Celusta, Kennedy Hobbs, Ceirra, Brittney, Chad, Johnny,
Kayla and Austin Cook, Kevin Klahn and Peter, Scotty and Kevin Apmann;
and a stepsister, Winifred Kile of San Diego, Calif.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Moore of Trinity Lutheran
Church will officiate and burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in
Brookfield, Wis. Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.

ELIZABETH IRENE PUMMELL
Elizabeth Irene Pummell, newborn daughter of Bill and Mindy Pummell of
Plain City, died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
She is also survived by her maternal grandmother, Rita Pine of
Pataskala; paternal grandparents, Max and Mary Pummell of Huntsville;
great-grandparents, Irene Pummell of Wapakoneta and Bill and Marcella
Homola of Minnesota; two uncles, Bryan (Tara) Spradling of Reynoldsburg
and James (Jennifer) Pummell of Marysville; cousins, Jacob, R.J.,
Katherine, Michael and Ashley; and many other relatives.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Von Spradling and an
aunt, Cherie Pummell.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ALBERTA LEE LINDSEY OSBURN
Alberta Lee Lindsey Osburn, 86, of Marysville, formerly of Akron, died
Thursday, July 10, 2003, at her home.
A homemaker and mother of five, she retired in 1979 from the civil
service as a secretary with the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission
in Akron. She was a former secretary at the Veterans Administration
hospital in Brecksville and after retiring, she became a massage
therapist, calling on the elderly in their homes. She was an ordained
minister, having graduated from the United Christian International Bible
Institute in Cleveland, Tenn., where she received the degree of Doctor
of Bible knowledge. She was a life member of the National Association of
Retired Federal Employees. She was a graduate of North high School in
Akron and Akron Business College.
She was born April 25, 1917, in Bellaire and was predeceased by her
husband, John Osburn; a son, Mark S. Osborne; a brother, Harry Lindsey;
and a sister, Elsie Evans.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Kettering of Akron and Elaine
L. Nicol and her friend, Larry Amrine, of Marysville; two sons, John D.
Osborne of West Virginia and Daniel L. Osborne of Lowell; six
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Sheets of
Akron.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Adams-Mason
Memorial Chapel, 791 E. Market St., Akron, where friends may call one
hour prior to the service. Pastor Robert Webb Jr. will officiate and
committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Northlawn
Memorial Garden Mausoleum Chapel in Peninsula. Friends may call from 2
to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riverside
Adult Day Health Program, 3724A Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214; New Beginnings Church of God, 333 N. Maple St., Marysville; or
the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road,
Columbus, Ohio 43221.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES W. GIBSON
James W. Gibson, 70, of Columbia, Mo., died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at
The Bluffs in Columbia.
He was a 1950 graduate of Marysville High School and earned a bachelor
of arts degree from Otterbein College and a master of arts and Ph.D from
the Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Army
Counterintelligence Corps in Japan during the Korean War. He was a high
school teacher in Ohio, including Maryville during the 1950s, and
Indiana, an assistant professor of speech at Butler University and
taught at the University of Omaha before going to the University of
Missouri in 1967.
He was the author and co-author of numerous college level texts and more
than 29 articles in scholarly journals and was the editor of the Central
States Speech Journal from 1970 to 1974. He was the recipient of several
awards for outstanding teaching and research, including the Purple Chalk
Award which is given by students of the College of Arts and Sciences to
outstanding instructors. He served as chair of the Department of
Communications for 15 years and in 1997 was named Professor Emeritus of
Communications upon his retirement from active service.
He was born July 15, 1932, in Marysville to the late James W. and Avalyn
Laird Gibson.
He is survived by is wife, Joanne McNamee Gibson whom he married July
16, 1960, in Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sons, Matthew L. Gibson of Chicago,
Stephen A. Gibson of Kansas City, Mo., Timothy A. Gibson of Columbia and
James W. Gibson Jr. of Villa Park, Ill.; two grandchildren; a brother,
John A. Gibson of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Margaret Gibson Traux of
Deming, N.M.
Funeral services and burial in Ohio are pending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missouri River
Hospice, 1032 Bluff Creek, Columbia, Mo. 65201, or Fellowship of John,
3300 New Haven Road, Columbia.

 

JAMES DENVER BARRY
James Denver Barry, 56, of Reynoldsburg died unexpectedly Monday, July
7, 2003.
He was a coach, teacher and administrator in the Reading and
Pickerington schools for 33 years and had been serving as a supervisor
with the Fairfield County Educational Service Center. As a student, he
was the recipient of many athletic awards including All-American in
football at Ashland University. A 1965 graduate of Marysville High
School, he received his master of education and master of arts in
history degrees from Xavier University and did his doctoral studies at
Ohio University. He was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. He
dedicated his life to his family and was an advocate for the thousands
of students and many teachers he served over the years.
He was predeceased by a son, Mark Richard. He is survived by his wife,
Linda Moder Barry; a daughter, Fay Grace; three sons, Michael, Matthew
(Michelle) and Andrew; grandchildren, Adam, Brock and Carson Marie;
special uncle and aunts, Howard and Mary Rockhold of West Mansfield and
Beth Blumenschein and Kathryn Simpson of Marysville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at
Epiphany Lutheran Church, 268 Hill Road North in Pickerington, where a
celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday. The Rev.
David L. Shugert will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epiphany Lutheran Endowment
Fund or any charity which advocates for children.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cotner Funeral Home,
Reynoldsburg.

ROBERT D. "BOBBY DEAN" DILL
Robert D. "Bobby Dean" Dill, 73, of East Liberty died Tuesday, July 8,
2003, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side
following a courageous and hard-fought two-year battle with cancer.
A Perry Township Trustee for the past five years, he and his wife owned
and operated Bob's Meat Market in East Liberty for more than 35 years.
His work as a butcher continued until recent weeks and his strong work
ethic and desire to stay busy helped sustain him during his illness. He
was a 1948 graduate of East Liberty High School and a veteran of the
U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Bellefontaine VFW and East
Liberty Wood-Rosebrook American Legion.
He was a well-liked character of the East Liberty area with an unmatched
sense of humor. He was a longtime sponsor and coach of the Bob's Meat
Market softball team and an avid golfer and bowler. He found great
enjoyment in horse racing and playing poker and will be remembered for
his pride in Perry Township. His greatest treasure was found spending
time with his family and grandchildren.
He was born Sept. 22, 1929, in East Liberty to the late Roy W. and Ida
B. Evans Dill and was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Dill and a
brother, Harley Dill.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Evelynn Herford Dill
whom he married Jan. 2, 1953, in Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Barbara
(Dennis) Dill-Rose of Bellefontaine and Belinda (Paul) Dill-Tracey of
East Liberty; five grandchildren, Tarra Tracey-Deardurff, Brian Tracey,
Dameon Jones, Payton Rose and Jonathon Rose; a great-granddaughter,
Grace Deardurff; two brothers, James L. (Joan) Dill of Bellefontaine and
Forest E. (Peggy) Dill of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Nancy J. (Bob) Hague
of Richwood; and countless friends.
A gathering to celebrate Bob's life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday
at the Perry Township Community Building in East Liberty. Friends and
family are encouraged to visit and share in this informal and uplifting
tribute. No formal viewing hours will be held and burial will take place
at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home which is handling
arrangements.

IVERNA M. "BEANIE" WESTFALL
Iverna M. "Beanie" Westfall, 76, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 8,
2003, at her home following a six-month illness.
A dedicated mother and wife, she was a homemaker and former associate of
Nationwide Insurance and Battelle Institute. She was a longtime member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and enjoyed playing
bridge and crossword puzzles. She was a 1949 graduate of Heidelberg
College.
She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Sandusky to the late Robert and Martha
Montz Burger and was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Wright.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James D. Westfall whom she
married June 2, 1951, in Bloomville; two sons, Kirk (Nancy Kovacs)
Westfall and Scott (Elisabeth Leisi) Westfall of Marysville; a daughter,
Jody Diane Westfall of Irving, Texas; two granddaughters, Nicole and
Molly Westfall; a brother, Harold Burger of Sandusky; and a
brother-in-law, Dick (Jeanette) Westfall of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be held at
Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
Following the funeral, a luncheon will be held in Kennedy Hall at the
Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WARREN GAROLD YOUNG
Warren Garold Young, 82, of Raymond died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 8,
2003, at his home.
He retired in 1982 after 14 years of service as a boiler operator at the
Ohio Reformatory for Women. He was a proud veteran of World War II,
having served in the U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery in the European
theater and being responsible for the capture of an SS officer while
stationed in Austria. He loved motorcycle and sprint car racing and coon
hunting. He will be remembered as a trusting man with a gentle heart.
He was born July 4, 1921, in Pliney, W.Va., to the late Robert Harvey
and Nancy Steele Young and was predeceased by 12 siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Smith Young; a son, W. Keith (Arlene)
Young of Raymond; a daughter, Nancy Gatchel of Marion; two stepsons,
Emerson of Chillicothe and Kenneth of Waverly; five grandchildren,
Michael, Connor and Erin Young and Christopher and Lisa Williams; five
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. Jack Knox will officiate and burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Military Veterans
Honor Guard will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to
8 p.m. Friday.

DAVID STIDAM JR.
David Stidam Jr., 58, of Bellefontaine died Monday, July 7, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He worked for the Kroger Company from 1974 to 1988 as a department
manager and was a licensed real estate agent for the former Dick Weber
Realty and Barbara South Realty. He joined the Bellefontaine Police
Department in January 1988 and became a sergeant in 1994. Prior to that,
he was a member of the Logan County Sheriff's Department. He was the
first D.A.R.E. officer for the Bellefontaine City Schools and worked
with the Safety Town program. He was an active secretary and past
president of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Bellefontaine and the
Homebuilders Sunday School Class and served as a deacon and Sunday
School teacher. He was a Youth Baseball and Softball coach, a member of
the Optimist Club and the board of the Friendly Senior Center and served
on the Logan-Champaign County Mental Health Board.
He was born Aug. 8, 1944 in Milford Center to David and Virginia Lowry
Stidam and was predeceased by his father and a brother, Robert Stidam.
He is survived by his mother of Milford Center; his wife, Denise Wilson
Stidam whom he married Feb. 20, 1976, in Belle Center; a son, Shad
(Angie) Stidam of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Darci Stidam of
Bellefontaine and her fiance, Travis Ramsey; two brothers, Roger
(Phyllis) Stidam of Milford Center and Dale (Libby) Stidam of North
Lewisburg; five sisters, Becky (Michael) Luke of Marysville, Pam (Greg)
Pinney of Plain City, Robin (Lloyd) Stillings of Milford Center, Angie
(Terry) Donohoe of Woodstock and Candy (Chris) Welch of Mechanicsburg;
two grandchildren, Kylee and Justin Stidam; his mother-in-law, Frances
Adelia Wilson of Bellefontaine; two sisters-in-law, Alvine Wilson of
Dayton and Carole Watkins of Dallas, Texas; a brother-in-law, Dennis
(Sherrie) Wilson of Belle Center; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends; and canine friends, Megan and Demeter.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian
Church. The Rev. Jeffery Bartlett and Gene Marine will officiate and
burial will be at the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to
3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in
Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Law
Enforcement Fund.

IVERNA M. "BEANIE" WESTFALL
Iverna M. "Beanie" Westfall, 76, of Marysville died Tuesday, July 8,
2003, at her home following a six-month illness.
A dedicated mother and wife, she was a homemaker and former associate of
Nationwide Insurance and Battelle Institute. She was a longtime member
of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and enjoyed playing
bridge and crossword puzzles. She was a 1949 graduate of Heidelberg
College.
She was born Feb. 1, 1927, in Sandusky to the late Robert and Martha
Montz Burger and was predeceased by a sister, Sylvia Wright.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James D. Westfall whom she
married June 2, 1951, in Bloomville; two sons, Kirk (Nancy Kovacs)
Westfall and Scott (Elisabeth Leisi) Westfall of Marysville; a daughter,
Jody Diane Westfall of Irving, Texas; two granddaughters, Nicole and
Molly Westfall; a brother, Harold Burger of Sandusky; and a
brother-in-law, Dick (Jeanette) Westfall of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be held at
Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Following the funeral, a luncheon will be held in Kennedy Hall at the
Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DOROTHY JANE "DOT" EICKEMEYER
Dorothy Jane "Dot" Eickemeyer, 83, a lifetime resident of Marysville,
died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville after an
extended illness.
She was employed for more than 30 years as a cashier with the Kroger
Company. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Puritan
Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons. She was a graduate of Marysville
High School, enjoyed knitting and was an avid sports fan, especially
Ohio State football and basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. Her greatest
joy came from her family.
She was born June 12, 1920, in Marysville to the late Elmer Wesley and
Mary Mae Turner Coder and was predeceased by a son, Robert Eickemeyer; a
daughter-in-law, Eileen Eickemeyer; an infant son; and a sister, Mary
Louise Bigelow. She married Eugene S. Eickemeyer April 15, 1939, at
Trinity Lutheran Church and he died May 7, 1985.
She is survived by a son, James "Jim" Eickemeyer of Cable; 13
grandchildren, Bob and Debbie Eickemeyer and Charlie and Beth Eickemeyer
of Marysville, Ronnie Eickemeyer of East Liberty, Rick and Brenda
Molden, Mike Eickemeyer, Hope Armstrong, Robbie Eickemeyer, Shelly
Strauss and Shane Strauss of Columbus, Tina and Dave Dodds and Kevin and
Tina Eickemeyer of Springfield, Jeff Eickemeyer of Cable and Shelley
Eickemeyer of Urbana; 18 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Donald Bigelow of
Marysville; a niece, Shirley Bigelow Korpowski of Marysville; two
nephews, Roger (Debbie) Bigelow of Powell and Russell (Mitzi) Bigelow of
Dublin; and two great-nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. G. Renee Ahern will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 1 p.m.
until the time of the service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of
the funeral home.

WALTER EDWARD "ED" STRUNKENBURG
Walter Edward "Ed" Strunkenburg, 55, of Plain City died suddenly Friday,
July 4, 2003, at his family's farm after an Independence Day family
gathering.
He was employed as a customer service representative with Merck-Medco
Pharmaceutical Company and operated his own vending machine route. He
had been a long-time employee of Vances Shooters Supply and formerly
worked with the O.M. Scott Company. He was a faithful and active
lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, was serving as chairman
of the Board of Elders and Sunday School teacher and was a member of the
building committee during the construction of the 1989 church and school
addition.
He attended St. John's Lutheran School, graduated from Marysville High
School in 1965 and earned a bachelor of business administration degree
from Bliss College in 1968. He enjoyed reading, movies and television,
computer games and sports of all kinds. His greatest fulfillment came
from spending time with his family on the family farm.
He was born Aug. 15, 1947, at White Cross Hospital in Columbus to the
late Walter E.H. and Rosina Boerger Strunkenburg and was predeceased by
several uncles and a nephew, Kevin Wilhelm.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Dianne Wilhelm Strunkenburg whom
he married April 13, 1969, at St. Jacob's United Church of Christ in
Leetonia, his daughter, Kristen Ann, a 2003 graduate of Fairbanks High
School and Tolles Technical Center, her close friend, Keith Mullikin, a
sister, Sara (Walter) Halley, a niece, Rebecca Halley, a nephew, Bill
(Viantha) Halley and a great-nephew, Robert Halley all of the family
farm near Plain City; his mother- and father-in-law, Gladys and Howard
Wilhelm of Sebring; his brother- and sister-in-law, Ronald and Judy
Wilhelm of Salem; and a nephew, Todd Wilhelm of Columbiana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St.John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas M. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Fuenral Home.
Pallbearers will be Steve Boerger, Keith Mullikin, Todd Wilhelm, Bill
Halley, Steve Scheiderer, Charlie Wingfield, Matt Clemans and John
Boerger.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kristen Ann Strunkenburg
education fund to further her education at DeVry University in Columbus.

PAUL RICHARD FRANKLAND
Paul Richard Frankland, 45, of Worthington died Monday, June 30, 2003,
at his home of complications from juvenile diabetes.
A case programmer analyst III for eight years with the State Teachers
Retirement System of Ohio, Frankland graduated from Canfield High School
and cum laude from The Ohio State University.
He was born in Salem to Richard "Dick" and Carol Frankland of Bradenton,
Fla.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cindy Ackley
Frankland; children, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Michael; and sisters, Karen
(Bruce) Aihara of Bradenton and Loni (Dan) Twomey of Livermore, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Worthington
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Alan Sippel presiding. Burial will
be at Mount Herman Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call at the
Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Sunday from 2 to 4
p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday at the church one hour before the
service.
The family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation, Mid Ohio Chapter, 247 Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
On-line condolences may be sent www.schoedinger.com.

SHIRLEY J. COPP
Shirley J. Copp, 64, of Irwin died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the James
Cancer Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness.
She was retired after 29 years as a teacher in the Fairbanks school
district and as a teacher and FHA/FCLA advisor in the London school
district. She was a loving person who always put others ahead of
herself. Her love of hiking, walking and bicycling was passed on to her
children and being raised on a farm led to her appreciation of flower
and vegetable gardening. Every head would turn to admire Shirley and
Bill bop around the dance floor.
She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church for more
than 50 years. Active civically, she was part of the planning and
development board that was instrumental in building the Della Selsor
County Extension Office and Multipurpose Building at the Madison County
Fairgrounds and was a longtime member of the MR/DD board in Madison
County. She was a 4-H advisor for 15 years and subsequently was a judge
of Open Class and 4-H entries at county and Ohio State fairs. She was a
member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Rosedale Harmony Club, CCL, Pike
Township Home Council, Madison County Farm Bureau, Darby Plains Farm
Bureau Council and the State of Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
She was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Milford Center to the late Paul C. and
Jean Wood Overturf and was predeceased by an infant brother, James C.
Overturf and a son, Benjamin R. Madden Feb. 2, 1994. She married C.
Nolan Madden in Milford Center Sept. 5, 1959, and he died March 21,
1986.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur W. "Bill" Copp whom she married
Oct. 11, 1987, at the Milford Center United Methodist Church; a son,
Michael N. (Laura) Madden of London; a daughter, Rebecca K. Madden of
Dehradun, India; stepchildren, Jeanne L. (Clyde W.) Haley Jr. of
Delaware and Sara J. Copp and Bryan J. (Jody) Copp of Westerville;
step-grandchildren, Januarie C. (David) Coleman, Joshua A. Shaver,
Justin M. Shaver, Jordan S. (Kelly) Shaver, Tyler M. Butterfield,
Zackery B. Copp, Alexus Taylor and Jonathan T. Taylor; a sister, Saundra
L. (Powers) Pace III of Plain City; a niece, Suzanne M. (Eric) Holdaway;
a nephew, Jeffrey S. (Cheryl) Pace; two great-nieces, Gillian Pace and
Samantha Holdaway; and an uncle, George (Doris) Wood of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial will be at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

EVELYN L. COX
Evelyn L. Cox, 73, of rural Richwood died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her
home.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed being outdoors, working in the garden
and taking care of her animals.
She was born April 1, 1930, in York Center to the late Harry and Hazel
Mercer Reese and was predeceased by two brothers and a sister. She
married Miles Archie Cox Sept. 9, 1948, and he died March 7, 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Sheldon) Davis of Oxford, Ohio; a
son, Jim (Valerie) Cox of Richwood; three grandchildren, Kim Davis,
Rusty (Lisa) Cox and Megan Cox; and a great-grandson, Tyler Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Meadows will officiate and
burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals of Union County, 500
London Ave., Marysville.

MARY PATRICIA "PAT" HAVERTY CONLON
Mary Patricia "Pat" Haverty Conlon, 72, of Marysville died peacefully
Sunday, June 29, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her
four children.
A loving and dedicated mother, she was a retired elementary teacher for
the Marysville schools. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church and a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Aletheia Society and
Marysville Mothers' Study Service League, OCCL. She enjoyed playing
bridge and mah jong. She was an English major and graduate of Emmanuel
College in Boston, Mass.
She was born June 27, 1931, in West Newton, Mass., to the late Peter
Joseph and Etta Moriarty Haverty and was predeceased in 1971 by her
husband, William J. Conlon whom she married Aug. 25, 1956, at St.
Bernard's Catholic Church in West Newton, and two brothers, Joseph and
Robert Haverty.
She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Blackford of Grandview, Anne
(Mike) O'Mahoney of Philadelphia and Meg (Jeff) DeWerth of Westerville;
a son, Bill (Marlene) Conlon of Columbus; four grandchildren, Sean and
Katie O'Mahoney and Jamie and Julia DeWerth; a brother, Don (Dottie)
Haverty of Pelham, N.H.; and a sister-in-law, Helen Haverty of
Framingham, Mass.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our
Lady of Lourdes 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 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home
where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Conlon Scholarship Fund
for Marysville High School Students in care of the Union County
Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville. Contribution envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY J. COPP
Shirley J. Copp, 64, if Irwin died Monday, June 30, 2003, at the James
Cancer Hospital in Columbus after an extended illness.
She was retired after 29 years as a teacher in the Fairbanks school
district and as a teacher and FHA/FCLA advisor in the London school
district. She was a loving person who always put others ahead of
herself. Her love of hiking, walking and bicycling was passed on to her
children and being raised on a farm led to her appreciation of flower
and vegetable gardening. Every head would turn to admire Shirley and
Bill bop around the dance floor.
She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church for more
than 50 years. Active civically, she was part of the planning and
development board that was instrumental in building the Della Selsor
County Extension Office and Multipurpose Building at the Madison County
Fairgrounds and was a longtime member of the MR/DD board in Madison
County. She was a 4-H advisor for 15 years and subsequently was an Open
Class judge of 4-H entries at county and Ohio State fairs. She was a
member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Rosedale Harmony Club, CCL, Pike
Township Home Council, Madison County Farm Bureau, Darby Plains Farm
Bureau Council and the State of Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
She was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Milford Center to the late Paul C. and
Jean Wood Overturf and was predeceased by an infant brother, James C.
Overturf and a son, Benjamin R. Madden Feb. 2, 1994. She married C.
Nolan Madden in Milford Center Sept. 5, 1954, and he died March 21,
1986.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur W. "Bill" Copp whom she married
Oct. 11, 1987, at the Milford Center United Methodist Church; a son,
Michael N. (Laura) Madden of London; a daughter, Rebecca K. Madden of
Dehradun, India; stepchildren, Jeanne L. (Clyde W.) Haley Jr. of
Delaware and Sara J. Copp and Bryan J. (Jody) Copp of Westerville;
step-grandchildren, Januarie C. (David) Coleman, Joshua A. Shaver,
Justin M. Shaver, Jordan S. (Kelly) Shaver, Tyler M. Butterfield,
Zackery B. Copp, Alexus Taylor and Jonathan T. Taylor; a sister, Saundra
J. (Powers) Pace III of Plain City; a niece, Suzanne M. (Eric) Holdaway;
a nephew, Jeffrey S. (Sheryl) Pace; two great-nieces, Gillian Pace and
Samantha Holdaway; and an uncle, George (Doris) Wood of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial will be at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

JEANETTE T. HELLWARTH
Jeanette T. Hellwarth, 67, of Marysville, formerly of New Bremen, died
Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in
Marysville.
A beloved wife and mother, she was an associate of Memorial Hospital for
more than 25 years and recently retired as the administrative assistant
of Patient Care Services. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Marysville where she was a former Sunday School teacher and a
member of the First United Methodist Women's Evening Circle.
She was a member of the OCCL Mothers Club and a former Girl Scout
leader. A member of the hospital Twig, she was a volunteer with Mobile
Meals and the Health Center and worked more than 150 volunteer hours
since her retirement in 2001. She and her husband were former members of
the Village Squares square dancing group. She was the valedictorian and
class president of the Mendon Union High School class of 1953 and
despite her declining health, she recently traveled to her 50-year high
school class reunion.
She was born July 28, 1935, in Rockford and was predeceased by her
father, Waldo Curtis Thomas.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Don R. Hellwarth whom she
married Sept. 3, 1955; her mother, Ella Mae Thomas of Rockford; a
daughter, Robin (Dan) Schwartz of Worthington; a son, Todd R. Hellwarth
of Magnetic Springs; five grandchildren, Brendan and Andrew Schwartz and
Alan, Amber and Brock Hellwarth; four sisters, Lois (Eugene) Joseph and
Eunice (Glen) Richardson of Lima and Joan (Fred) Hasis and Betty Simpson
of Rockford; three brothers, Jim (Mary) Thomas of Convoy, Carl (Mary)
Thomas of Columbus and Wayne (Connie) Thomas of Bowling Green; and many
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at
Marysville First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Scot Ocke and
Richard Teller will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SARAH M. SANDERS DIAMOND
Sarah M. Sanders Diamond, 38, of Raymond died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003,
at her home as a result of an ATV accident.
She was a restaurant waitress and a graduate of Marysville High School.
She enjoyed fishing, children, music, gardening, playing the piano and
shopping with her sister-in-law.
She was born Sept. 7, 1964, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
parents, Bill and Bonnie Graham and a brother, Terry Sanders.
She is survived by her husband, Rickie J. Diamond whom she married Sept.
17, 2001, at New Horizons Baptist Church; her children, Kayla Trimble of
Milford Center, Nikki Sanders and Jennifer Diamond of Marysville and
Lisa Jo (Mike) Siders, Jessica Diamond and Rickie Diamond of Raymond;
two grandchildren, Chase and Bailey Siders; two sisters-in-law, Connie
(Mike) Kise of Raymond and Nancy (Bryan) Smith of Broadway; a
brother-in-law, Randy (Tracy) Diamond of Marysville; her mother- and
father-in-law, Johnnie Diamond and Rose McMillen of Raymond; and many
other relatives and friends, including a special nephew, Austin Bobblitt
of Marysville.
Graveside services were held today at the Broadway Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


DONALD R. "JAKE" HINES
Donald R. "Jake" Hines, 76, of West Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 30,
2003, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima.
He was retired from farming and Howard Sober Trucking where he was a
semi truck driver. He was a member of the Bellefontaine VFW and enjoyed
farming, camping, auto racing and spending time with his family.
He was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Arbelia to the late Guy F. and Zella
Cunningham Hines and was predeceased by a son, Donnie Hines; a
granddaughter; a brother, Lloyd Hines; and two sisters, Lena Fields
Bates and Ruth McIntosh.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Roth Hines whom he married June 20,
1975, in Springhills; four sons, Dennis K. Hines of Bellefontaine,
Timothy F. (Beverly) Hines of Urbana, C. Joe (Diane) Hines of DeGraff
and Brian J. (Lisa) Roth of West Liberty; three daughters, Lori D. Hines
and Julie D. (Pete) Hatfield of Bellefontaine and Marlee J. (Craig)
Parker of West Liberty; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty. The Rev. William Yanney
will officiate and graveside services will be held at Philadelphia
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


CHARLES M. HILL
Charles M. Hill, 84, of Ostrander died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired farmer and a 23-year associate of Dennison Abex. He was
also a former employee of G.W. Way in Delaware for 17 years. He was a
veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippines and Northern Solomons as an
ambulance driver in the 112th Medical Battalion, and a life member of
VFW Post 3320.
A graduate of West Mansfield High School, he was born Jan. 2, 1919, in
Leesburg Township to the late Pearl E. and Carrie M. Jones Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Current Shanks Hill, whom he married
Sept. 6, 1947; four sons, C. Terry (Jean) Hill of Jerome, Gary (Wanda)
Hill of Marysville, Ron (Margie) Hill of Ostrander and Tony D. (Betty)
Hill of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Yacoub, Kristi
(Kevin) Smith, Kevin, Chad, Scott, Betsy, Candy and Tony Hill.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial
will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 and condolences may
be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VERNON MAR HOBBS
Vernon Mar Hobbs, 90, of Marysville died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, with
his family by his side at Milcrest Nursing Center after an extended
illness.
A proud lifetime farmer, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and
served in the invasion of Normandy. He was a member of Marysville
Millcreek VFW Post 3320 and Marysville Eagles Lodge 3506 and enjoyed
hunting and fishing. He took great joy in maintaining his independence
and was a truly unique person who will be remembered as a much-loved
grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Apple Grove, W.Va., to the late Elisha and
Laura Flint Hobbs and was predeceased by a son, Vernon D. "Pete" Hobbs
Nov. 15, 2002; a sister; five brothers; and his first wife, Vesta Wray
Hobbs. He married Effie Alfaretta "Babe" Crabbe Hobbs in December 1959
and she died March 6, 1998.
He is survived by a daughter, Ruby Niday of Springfield; his
stepdaughter and longtime care giver, Harriette Vance of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Georgann Hobbs of Marysville; a grandson, Larry (Barb)
Hobbs; five granddaughters, Mary Jo (Allan) DeGood, Clarine (Jeff)
Marsh, Molly (Lee) Hundley, Marilyn (Gene) Vigar and Carolyn (Tom)
Jackson; three step-granddaughters, Barbara Swinning, Melissa (James)
Withrow and Melinda (Jay) Detty; several great- and
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Marilyn) Hobbs of
Findlay; four sisters, Rosalie (Ivan) Phelps of Marysville, Annie
Phillips of New Riegel, Della Terry of Tiffin and Marie Coppes of
Leesburg, Fla; two sisters-in-law, Alice and Marie Hobbs of Findlay; and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Kandy Burch of the Raymond United
Methodist Church will officiate and burial with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Honor Guard will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Charles Parker, Allan DeGood, Vernon Swinning, Wayne
McCarty, Doug Leibold, Larry and Matt Hobbs and Shane Poling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Methodist Church,
21698 Main St., Raymond, Ohio 43067.


JOHN RICHARD JOLLIFF
John Richard Jolliff, 83, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Byhalia, died
Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
He owned the Harris, Jolliff and Michel Lumber Yard in Byhalia and was a
member of the former Byhalia United Methodist Church, Ohio Lumberman's
Association, Union County Fair Board and Lions Club. He was an active
member of the Union County Republican Party and served on the board of
directors for the Richwood Banking Company, M&M Bank and Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Union County to the late Delbert Grant
and Eva Krouskup Jolliff and was predeceased by three brothers, Charles,
Paul and Delbert Grant "Junior" Jolliff; and two sisters, Mildred
Cummins and Rachel Harris. He married Margaret Maxine Clark May 23,
1941, and she died Dec. 22, 1983. He was also predeceased by his second
wife, Betty Miller Jolliff, to whom he was married for four years before
her death.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Grant (Rebecca) Jolliff of Zanesfield
and John Dennis (Sue) Jolliff of Findlay; two daughters, Jennifer Coons
of Richwood and Linda Pope of Genoa; six grandchildren; three
great-granddaughters; and a sister, Kay Lower of Michigan.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating and burial was at the
Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.

LOWELL L. PICKLESIMER
Lowell L. Picklesimer, 76, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Friday,
Aug. 29, 2003, at the OSU hospitals.
A retired accountant, he was a longtime employee of the Ohio Grain
Company in Milford Center and had retired from the Prospect Farmers
Exchange in Prospect. He was also retired after 25 years as a volunteer
on the Union Township Fire Department. He was a member of Mount Carmel
Friends Church, a former clerk for the and village of Milford Center and
treasurer for the Fairbanks Summer Little League Baseball Association.
Through his church, he belonged to the Men of Vision and Friends
Disaster Service which built homes for victims of tragedies around the
world.
He was a man of faith who was generous with his time to help others who
were less fortunate. He was content with life and had a wonderful sense
of humor, always ready to pass on a joke. His jolly personality was
exhibited in the years he played Santa Claus and his pleasure in giving
was shown by surprising young children in his church with a 50-cent
piece on their birthdays. He had a great outlook of life and never met a
stranger. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, puttering around his vegetable
garden, planting cabbage in flowerbeds, playing euchre and serenading on
his harmonica.
Dedicated to his family, he was always ready to play marbles with his
grandchildren, go fishing with anyone who wanted to go or have a good
time traveling and camping with them.
He was born March 23, 1927, in Mechanicsburg to the late Challie and
Suna Mae Lemaster Picklesimer and was predeceased by a brother, Willis.
He married Dorothy M. Cushman Sept. 11, 1949, in Beloit and she died
Dec. 2, 2002.
He is survived by his second wife, Jean Fleenor whom he married July 31,
2003; children, David M. (Kathy) Picklesimer of Milford Center, Mary
Lynn (Steven) Strausbaugh of Irwin and Susie M. (John) Gamble and John
L. "JP" (Jennifer) Picklesimer of Marysville; three stepsons, Rick
(Connie) Esch and Michael (Melissa) Esch of West Liberty and Terry
(Lisa) Esch of Huntsville; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
James (Jean) Picklesimer of Florida and Max (Marilyn) Picklesimer of
Upper Sandusky; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Picklesimer of Galloway.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel
Friends Church near Cable. The Rev. Tom Showalter will officiate and
burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends
may call today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's seven grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the Union Township
Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

HELEN M. HEGENDERFER
Helen M. Hegenderfer, 89, of Marysville died Friday morning, Aug. 29,
2003, at Heartland of Marysville. She was a homemaker and former
employee of the Lamplighter Restaurant in Marysville.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Sew So club, a
50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a 15-year poll
worker for the Union County Board of Elections.
Helen gave her life to being a caregiver, always giving to others. She
and her husband, Gilbert traveled and camped extensively, many times
being accompanied by nieces and nephews. Her pastime was taken up by her
love for crocheting and playing euchre and solitaire and her Tuesday
afternoon bowling league.
She was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Powell to the late John and Etta Price
Rockenbaugh and was also preceded in death by her brothers, John,
Lawrence, Dorence "Rocky;" sisters, Doris, Irma Sullivan, Aleta Evans; a
son, Harry Ebright; and a granddaughter, Jennifer.
She married Gilbert G. Hegenderfer at their minister's parsonage Oct.
14, 1939. He also preceded her in death on April 14, 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Karl) Picklesimer of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Julie (Brad) Myers, Karla (Pete)
Nestoff, Kelly Brown, Chad (Suzanne) Ebright; a granddaughter, Emily
Ebright; three sisters-in-law, Catherine Rockenbaugh of Marysville,
Viola Drumheller of Westerville, Burnette Nicol of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Renee Ahern officiating. Burial will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the heartland Hospice in care of
the funeral home.

LUCILLE REX CROSBY
Lucille Rex Crosby, 95, of Marysville, formerly of Cohocton, N.Y., died
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a bookkeeper for the Crosby family-owned furniture store in
Cohocton for many years and was a longtime member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Cohocton where she served as organist and pianist
for 58 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Cohocton
and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Marysivlle. She was an
avid reader, especially of mysteries, and enjoyed knitting and playing
bridge.
She was born May 29, 1908, in Cohocton to the late Myron E. and Mary
Cotton Rex and was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Hart and Dorothy
West. She married Thomas J. Crosby in 1926 and he died in 1980.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Robert) DeGroot of
Marysville and Sally (Donald) Hoople of Castine, Maine; four
grandchildren, Nancy Hoople, Douglas (Gwen) Hoople, David (Betsy) Hoople
and Anne (Joe) Connors; and two great-grandchildren, Peter and Emily
Hoople.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends following the service. The
Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be held later at
Mapleview Cemetery in Cohocton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, or First Presbyterian Church of Cohocton, P.O.. Box
305, Cohocton, N.Y., 14826.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RUTH E. NEILL ACKERMAN
Ruth E. Neill Ackerman, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003.
She was predeceased by her parents, William J. and Ollie Tossey Neill;
her husband, Meyers C. Ackerman; a brother, Clarence Neill; and three
sisters, Violet Fawcett, Mary Myers and Lucille Clark.
She is survived by a sister, Betty (Raymond) Veley of Marysville; four
brothers, Merle Neill and Richard (Norma) Neill of Marysville, Floyd
(Ruth) Neill of Deltona, Fla., and Robert (Dorothy) Neil of Jerome; a
niece, Cheri L. Gregory of Marysville; a great-nephew, Dan Wampler Jr.
of Marysville; many other nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Maxine
(Dale) Miller of Westerville and Meyers C. (Harriett) Ackerman Jr. of
Traverse City, Mich.; and step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor James Summers will officiate and burial will
be at Union Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m.
Monday.

BRIAN HAROLD NICOL
Brian Harold Nicol, 39, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at his
home surrounded by his family following a year-long heroic battle with
brain cancer.
He was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where
he served as president of the St. John's school board of education. He
was a 15-year associate of Honda of America as an information services
manager. He graduated from Fairbanks High School in 1982 where he was a
standout scholar triathlete and as senior quarterback of the Panther
football squad, led his team to an undefeated 10-0 season and was named
WCOC Player of the Year and MVP of his team. He played football at
Bluffton College where he received a bachelor's degree in 1986 in
computer science and economics. He coached for the Marysville Junior
Football League, Fairbanks girls youth softball and Little League
baseball. An avid Ohio State sports fan, he enjoyed golfing and
especially attending his children's' sports games. He was baptized at
St. PaulLutheran Church in Chuckery Jan. 12, 1964, and confirmed March
28, 1977. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School.
He was born Nov. 16, 1963, in Marysville to Don and Karen Nicol of Plain
City and was predeceased by his grandparents, Harold Nicol, and George
"Pip" and Irene Rausch; and his grandfather-in-law, Gene Layman.
He is survived by his wife, Dawna Maxwell Nicol whom he married Sept.
20, 1986, at the First United Methodist Church of Marysville; three
children, Brianne, Bailey and Brent Nicol; his parents; three sisters,
Kim Nicol of Houston, Texas, and Sonya (Ray) Cross and Michelle (Scott)
Thrush of Plain City; mother- and father-in-law, Jim and Judy Maxwell of
Marysville; grandmother-in-law, Wanda Layman of Marysville; three
sisters-in-law, Debbie (Larry) Jermyn and Deanna Maxwell of Marysville
and Denise (Doug) Scheiderer of Berne, Ind.; nephews, Cole and Blake
Scheiderer, Tyler and Troy Cross and Todd Dotson; a niece, Micah Cross,
aunts and uncles, Carmon (Janet) Rausch of Troy and Kathy (Ron) McKenzie
of Raymond; and many other relatives and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Evangelical
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Rex Johnson, John Fox, Kevin Chalk, Tony Mullet,
Brian Gundy, Keith Benedict, Bill Cremeans and Doug Cline.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian H. Nicol Family
Children's Education Fund in care of the Honda Federal Credit Union,
19775 Route 739, Marysville, or St. John's Lutheran School, 12809 Route
736, Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

TIMOTHY M. WOERLEIN
Timothy M. Woerlein, 59, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a former farmer and a graduate of Fairbanks High School.
He was born Nov. 24, 1943, to the late Paul and Marguerite Craig Worlein
and is survived by a son and daughter, Joshua and Tia; and three aunts.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center with Millard Wampler officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral home.

DORIS E. QUAY
Doris E. Quay, 85, a resident of Heartland of Bellefontaine and a former
Rushsylvania resident, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Mary Rutan
Hospital of Bellefontaine.
A loving mother and homemaker, she enjoyed flower and vegetable
gardening and reading and most of all enjoyed helping others by cooking
meals for those confined to their homes. She attended the Harper United
Methodist Church and was a 1935 graduate of Huntsville High School.
She was born March 11, 1918, in Huntsville to the late Raymond and
Frances Slane Hurley and was predeceased by a grandson, Rocky Quay and
three brothers, Robert, Donald and Edwin Hurley. She married Glenn I.
Quay April 8, 1936, in Kentucky and he died March 18, 1991.
She is survived by three sons, Gary Quay of Wetumpha, Ala., and Richard
(Sharon) and Glenn (Frieda) Quay of Kenton; a daughter, Barbara (Pearl)
Schertzer of West Mansfield; 12 grandchildren, Wade (Cathy) Quay, Susie
(Pat R.) Whittington, Kerry (Dan) Boysel, Katie (Tom) Watson, John Quay,
David (Teresa) Quay, Judy Quay, Scott Quay, pastor Terry (Cindy)
Schertzer, Nick (Lori) Quay and Sonja (Tom) Wies; 18
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Jean (Max) Green
of Belle Center; and many nieces, nephews, friends and residents of
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Terry
Schertzer will officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial
Cemetery near West Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday and one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be five of the deceased's grandsons, Wade, John, David,
Scott and Nick Quay and a close friend, Dan Craig.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MICHAEL R. PULLINS
Michael R. Pullins, 34, of Woodstock, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003.
He was a resident of Woodstock for many years and was a beloved son and
brother, loving uncle and caring friend.
He was born April 4, 1969, in Columbus to Karl and June Beeksma Pullins
and is survived by his parents; a loving brother, Karl Pullins II; a
sister, Julie Bryan of Reyholdsburg; three nephews, Dustin, David and
Jesse Bryan; a niece, Barbra J. Henault; many cousins; and special
friends, Keith Rose and Dana Fuller.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg where friends may call
one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home at 257 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

MARYANN JOLLIFF
MaryAnn Jolliff, 58, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Monday, Aug.
25, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was an employee of The Scotts Company for 22 years, a member of
Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church and a former member of King's
Daughters. Dedicated to family, she was a loving wife, mother and
grandmother who enjoyed traveling and square and line dancing with her
husband, Bill. She served three years as a Cub Scout den mother when her
sons were in Cub Scouts, was active in school activities during their
high school years and was a proud grandmother to Derick and Kaleb.
She was born July 19, 1945, in Milford Center to the late Preston and
Jewell Finch Combs.
She is survived by her husband, Paul W. "Bill" Jolliff whom she married
July 15, 1967, at the Church of God in Milford Center; two sons,
Christopher P. (R. Tracy) Jolliff of North Lewisburg and Chad W.
(Melissa) Jolliff of Marysville; two grandsons, Derick T. and Kaleb M.
Jolliff; four brothers, Porter J.B. (Gloria) Combs and Audney (Frances)
Combs of North Lewisburg, J. Charles Combs of Palatka, Fla., and Don
(Jody) Combs of Milford Center; and numerous nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Ed Vinson and Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial
will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

MARGARET "LORIE" LOWE
Margaret "Lorie" Lowe, 39, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at
her home.
She was a waitress at Dutch Kitchen in Plain City and held a real estate
broker's license. She attended West High School in Columbus and was a
graduate of Columbus State University. She enjoyed reading and skiing.
She was born Feb. 26, 1964, in Columbus to the late Ray Edward and
Margaret Loretta Parks Lowe and was predeceased by her grandmothers,
Nellie Lowe and Margaret L. Parks.
She is survived by a son, Branden L. Lowe of Marysville; a brother, Ray
E. Lowe II of Phoenix; a sister-in-law, Alicia (Rocky) Searles of Grove
City; nieces and nephews, Ray E. Lowe III, Buck, Beverly, Regina and
Robert Williams and Randy Bruce; a cousin, Eddie Chapman; and many other
relatives and friends, including Kim Bruce, Tim Shirey, Lisa Reck and
Teresa Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EDWARD A. SCHAMBS IV
Edward A. Schambs IV, 68, of Richwood died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital.
He had worked for The Scotts Co., the former B.F. Goodrich plant in
Green Camp and retired in 1997 after 32 years of service with the Parker
Hanifan Company. He was a 1954 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School
and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Richwood, the NRA, F&AM Mount Carmel Lodge 303 in
Richwood, Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons Marion Chapter 62,
Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Marion Council 22, Knights Templar 36 of
Marion, Aladdin Shrine Temple of Columbus and Marion Shrine Club. He was
a life member of Raymond VFW Post 9909 and a charter member of the Union
County Shrine Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and
photography.
He was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Wichita Fall, Texas, to the late Edward A.
and Gay J. Cramer Schambs Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille B. Stafford Schambs whom he married
June 14, 1960, in Portsmouth, Va.; a son, Edward A. (Alisa) Schambs V of
Richwood; a daughter, Sheila Black of Newland, N.C.; three
grandchildren, John and Evan Schambs and Margaret Hardin; and a sister,
Mary Gay Mowery of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at
7:45 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Larry Leeper, Mike Martin, Joe Mowery, Jim Thompson,
Tim Schambs and Gary Herd. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Hesson and
Larry Dunn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
or the Northern Union County Fire and EMS Association.

MARY ESTHER STREET SUNDAY
Mary Esther Street Sunday, 91, of Richwood died Wednesday, Aug. 20,
2003, at Willowbrook Christian Nursing Center in Delaware.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Richwood First United Methodist
Church and Richwood VFW Post 870 Auxiliary. She was a 60-year member of
the former Mount Carmel Chapter of OES, now Mary Chapter, and past
president of the Carpe Diem Club. She had sold real estate in the area.
She was born June 7, 1912, in Richwood to the late Bruce Adair and Eva
Howison Street. She married Harry B. Sunday June 19, 1932, in Richwood
and he died March 2, 2000.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, Rex (Marcella) Sunday of Tipp City;
two nieces and two nephews; and a special family friend, Phyllis Mead of
Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at
the funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held at 2:45 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344, or the Richwood Civic Center, 2325 Grove Street,
Richwood.

DELMER R. SHAMBLIN
Delmer R. Shamblin, 64, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2003, after
a two-year illness.
He was retired as a truck driver for USF Holland.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy L. Elberfelb Shamblin; two
stepchildren, Jacob Stacy Elberfelb and Carrie Beth Elberfelb.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilson Funeral
home in Procious, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

JERRY EUGENE HACKLEY
Jerry Eugene Hackley, 60, of Lima died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at St.
Rita's Hospital in Lima.
He was retired.
He was born May 10, 1943, in Woodstock to the late Ivan and Ruth Hackley
and was predeceased by two brothers, Clayton and John.
He is survived by three sons, Robert, David and Michael Hackley; two
daughters, Lisa and Tammy Hackley; several grandchildren; a brother,
Ivan Hackley of Reynolds, N.D.; two sisters, Ann Rafferty and Roxanne
Wood of Marysville; and a special friend, Charlotte Dyer of Lima.
Funeral services will be held Monday at the Freshwater-McDonald Funeral
Home in North Lewisburg and burial will be at the Woodstock Cemetery.

KATHRYN IRENE SHUSTER
Kathryn Irene Shuster, 77, of Powell died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at her
home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Delaware to the late Carl and Helen
Grooms Peters and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Angie Shuster; two
brothers, William and Orlando Peters; and her husband, Hugh.
She is survived by three daughters, Patty (Woody) Turner of Delaware,
Carolyn (Curt) Lambert of Vinton and Sharon (Jim) Herriott of
Marysville; two sons, Gary of Ringling, Okla., and Ronnie (Debra) of
Marion; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert
Peters of Delaware; a sister, Sarah Drumm of Milford Center; and special
friend, Joe Means.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at Kingwood Memorial
Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com

ANN "ANNIE" HALL
Ann "Annie" Hall, 62, of Huntington Beach, Calif., formerly of
Marysville and Columbus, died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at
her home.
An accomplished and highly skilled administrative assistant, she enjoyed
a diverse 30-year career with organizations in Ohio and California. She
began as secretary of the purchasing department with Battelle Memorial
Institute, then served three years as secretary to the director of
admissions for dental, dental hygienists and medical students at the
Ohio State University. From 1963 to 1977, she was head secretary to
psychology professors in the Department of Counseling Psychology at OSU.
She moved to California in June of 1977 and was employed as secretary
and purchasing agent with the GAF Corporation in La Habra, Calif., for
seven years. From 1984-1989 she served as secretary to the production
department responsible for Mazda car and truck television commercials at
Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising Co. in Santa Ana, Calif. Her final
position was with the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporate Office in
Newport Beach, Calif., where she worked as coordinator to the trainer of
real estate agents.
She was a 1959 graduate of Northwestern High School in Raymond and
graduated from the Columbus Business University and private secretarial
school in 1960. She had been a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church since 1948. She found great joy in her cat, Barney, and was
rewarded personally when she could entertain at nursing homes.
She was born July 23, 1941, in Marion to the late Meredith and Garlatine
McAdow Hall.
She is survived by her stepmother, Eunice Hall of Lebanon; a brother,
David (Charlene) Hall of Marysville; two nephews, Dennis (Lynne) Hall
and Dan (Peggy) Hall of Marysville; three great-nieces, Hillary, Maggie
and Grace; a great-nephew, Riley; and numerous friends and co-workers
from throughout the years.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour
prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

MARY LOU HOLBROOK
Mary Lou Holbrook, 70, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital after a two-year illness.
A loving and devoted homemaker, she served as a librarian at the Raymond
Public Library for seven years before retiring in 2001. She was a member
of the former Peoria Community Church and was a 1951 graduate of
Northwestern Local High School in Raymond. She was a fan of the
Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians baseball teams and especially
enjoyed crocheting, playing cards with family and friends and Native
American collectibles. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife,
mother and grandmother.
She was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Peoria to the late Ivan and Esther Blue
Jackson and was predeceased by a brother, Robert Jackson. She married
Edward Earl Holbrook Nov. 10, 1951, and he died June 26, 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Dwayne) Rausch and Edie (Dave)
Lemaster of Marysville; a son, Ed Holbrook of Marysville and his friend,
Sharon Kidwell; six grandchildren, Justin and Brittany Rausch, Erin
Lemaster, Kyle Holbrook, Cody Kidwell and Kyle Stidam; three sisters,
Carol (Pearl) Paver and Sharon Evans of Marysville and her friend, Sam
Yohn, and Marty (Dave) Preston of South Vienna; two brothers, Chuck
Jackson of Marysville and Rick (Karen) Jackson of North Lewisburg; a
sister-in-law, Shelby Jackson of Richwood; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be
at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Public Library
Children's Reading Fund in care of the funeral home.


JAMES HARLEY NIPLE
James Harley Niple, 78, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at
his home.
He graduated from Grandview High School in 1943 where he was a member of
the Brotherhood of Rooks fraternity. He attended Ohio State University
and received his degree in forestry from the University of Washington
where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a captain in World War II. He worked
at Burgess and Niple, was in partnership with Walter Ramey at the
Niple-Ramey Construction Company, was the former owner of Northwoods
Tree Farm and retired in 1994 from the Franklin County Engineer's
Office. He was a member of Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren Church. He
will be missed by all who knew him.
He was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Grandview to the late Chester and Sue Diehl
Niple and was predeceased by two brothers, Dr. Richard Niple and John
Niple, and a son-in-law, Robert Ruscilli.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia V. Niple; children, John (Rene
Euchner) Niple, Dr. Edward (Margaret) Niple, Thomas (Rosemary) Niple,
Craig Niple, Deborah Niple Ruscilli, Diana Niple Sauer, Jodi (Ray) Niple
Garcia, James P.H. (Kelly) Niple, Stephen (Debra) Miller, Michael Miller
and Lee (William) Pollitt; 24 grandchildren, Holly, Greg, Kathleen,
Andrew, Lily, Gail and Mary Beth Niple, Susan (Derek) Smith, Pollyanna
DeLong, Curtis Ewing, Andrea (Bill), Allysa and Matthew Neibler,
Elizabeth and Jessie Pollitt, James Robert Ruscilli, Marshall Knock,
Lauren and Jacob Sauer, Rachel and Nathan Garcia and Jade, Emma and Nate
Green; special family, Richard, Madeline, Eric and David Levitz, Mark
Princehorn and Arlene Federsen; cousins, Dorothy Poeth, Julia Miller and
June Lewis; and his two dogs, Bear and Samantha.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Chapel
Grace Brethren Church, 6700 Rings Road, Dublin. Pastors Ronald Sams,
Terry Hofecker and Brian Etheridge will officiate and a private
interment will be held for the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the James
Niple Memorial Fund, c/o the church, P.O. Box 1234, Dublin, Ohio 43017,
or Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio
43214.
Arrangements are being handled by the Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740
Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

FRANCES M. WHITT
Frances M. Whitt, 79, of Richwood died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Columbus and attended
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue. She was a home health care
provided to many people in the Richwood area, including Bertha Beckley,
Vern Thomas and Sylvia Beeney Phelps. She enjoyed fishing and spending
time with her family.
She was born July 1, 1924, in Albuquerque, N.M., to the late Frances
Edward and Clara Marie Born Spiers and was predeceased by a son, Gene
Stewart; a brother; and two sisters.
She is survived by a son, Michael Stewart of Marysville; three
daughters, Sue Stalcup of Gun Barrel City, Texas, and Pat Reese and
Marianne Brown of Richwood; 12 grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Losh will officiate
and burial of cremains will be at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Priests of the Sacred Heart, P.O.
Box 900, Hales Corners, Wis. 53130-0900, or Boys Town U.S.A., c/o Father
Vl J. Peter, Boys Town Center, Boys Town, Neb. 68010.


EUPHA E. PIERCE
Eupha E. Pierce, 79, formerly of Marion-Waldo Road, died Sunday, Aug.
17, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and lifetime member of the Richland Road Church of
Christ.
She was born March 1, 1924, in Marion County to the late Lowe and
Armitta Bacon Phelps and was predeceased by her husband, Carlos Pierce.
She is survived by two sons, Randy L. (Victoria) Pierce of Zanesville
and Ronnie (Mary Beth) Pierce of Huntington Beach, Calif.; six
grandchildren, Michelle Brammer, Whitney Pierce and Patrick Pierce of
Marion, Beth (Jeremy) Lingel and Brian (Jamie) Pierce of Zanesville and
Monica Brammer of Jacksonville, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Marika
Brammer, Autumn Hicks, Cody Lingel, Caitlynn Lingel and LouiseAnn Ward;
and a brother, Ivan (Rosalie) Phelps of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hughes-Allen
Funeral Home, 318 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion. Russel Howard, minister,
will officiate and burial will be at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.
Condolences may be sent to www.hughesallen.com.

JAMES C. "CHET" RINEHART
James C. "Chet" Rinehart, 85, of Columbus died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at
Windsor Place of Dublin.
He was retired as a printer with Xerox in Columbus where he worked from
1951 to 1983 and was previously employed as a printer with the Hilltop
Record. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in
Europe during World War II. He was a 1937 graduate of Columbus West High
School and a member of Charity Newsies and the Burgess Avenue United
Methodist Church. He was a walker who enjoyed working in his yard and on
his home and he was an avid sports fan of his beloved Buckeyes.
He was born March 12, 1918, in Springfield to the late Lonnie and Rose
Rinehart Rinehart and was predeceased by six brothers, Harold, Larry,
Ernie, Mel, Doug and Rich; and two sisters, Gladys Morlan and Audrey
Postle.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Gardner Rinehart whom he married
June 27, 1948; a daughter, Sandra Lee (William) Bratcher of Knoxville,
Tenn.; a son, Steve (Rita) Rinehart of Plain City; three grandchildren,
Shannon Linares of Orlando, Fla., and Rachel and Jenna Rinehart of Plain
City; three step-grandchildren, John Bratcher and Kellie Goodwin of
Orlando and Robin Lange of Houston, Texas; two great-grandchildren,
Loren and Ian Linares of Orlando; two brothers, Ralph (Gloria) Rinehart
and Robert (Mary) Rinehart of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Milford Center. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and
burial will be at Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola
Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214, or the St. Paul Lutheran Church building
fund, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, Ohio 43045.

WILLIAM "TED" DAVISSON
William "Ted" Davisson, 62, of Urbana died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at the
O.S.U. James Cancer Clinic.
He was a 1959 graduate of Triad High School and was a farmer and owner
and operator of Bilmarc Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a
member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Urbana, Woodstock
Lions Club, Blazing Star Chapter 268 F&AM, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and
Eastern Star Portia Chapter 448. He formerly served as a Champaign
County Fair Board member and a Rush Township Trustee.
He was born July 27, 1941, in Urbana to William H. and Margaret Merritt
Davisson and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Springfield; his wife of 12 years,
Bonnie L. Cooper Davisson; two daughters, Jill D. (Jeff) Krunnfusz of
Des Moines, Iowa, and Jodi A. (Jerry) Welty of Zanesfield; three
stepdaughters, Melissa J. Edwards and Jennie E. Ames of Urbana and Jami
J. (Mark) Baldwin of Mechanicsburg; a son, Kent W. (Lori) Davisson of
North Lewisburg; a stepson, James "J.T." Edwards of Mechanicsburg; 15
grandchildren; a brother, Charles (Leila) Davisson of Milford Center;
two nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ
in Christian Union in Urbana. Pastor David Van Hoose will officiate and
burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg where Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 1101 N. Main St.,
Urbana, Ohio 43078.

RUTH ISABEL FORD
Ruth Isabel Ford, 97, of Plain City died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
She was a member of the Plain City United Methodist Church.
She was born June 20, 1906, in Toledo to the late Ernest and Minnie
Adams Andrews and was predeceased by two daughters, Luella Carr Greenler
and Linda Vinson; three brothers, two sisters; and her husband, Samuel
Walter Ford Jr. in 1974.
She is survived by four sons, Gerald (Charlotte) Ford of Richwood,
Marvin (Janis) Ford of Lima, Wayne Ford of Plain City and Charles
(Vicky) Ford of Russells Point; three daughters, Mary Wing of
Mechanicsburg, Wilma Blythe of Plain City and Wanda Jarvis of
Frazeysburg; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur (Doris) Andrews of
Montgomery, Ala.; and a sister, Viola Lewis of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Barb Stevens will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

HELEN B. REEDER
Helen B. Reeder, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the home of her
son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Leah Reeder in Marysville.
She was born July 17, 1915, to Alma and Walter Haldeman in Downing, Mo.,
and was predeceased by five brothers. She married Bill Reeder March 11,
1939, and he died Aug. 11, 2002.
She and her husband lived on Wiltshire Road in Columbus for more than 50
years before moving to Marysivlle in February 2001.
She is survived by two sons, Ron, (Myrna) Coup of Tampa, Fla., and Jim
(Leah) Reeder of Marysville; six grandchildren, Steve (Jody) Coup, Mike
(Debbie) Coup, Mark (Rhonda) Coup, Angela (John) McConnell, Bryan
(Carol) Reeder and Heidi Downs; 10 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and longtime
friends.
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. 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.


MARGRETTE T. "MAGGIE" VAN BRIMMER
Margrette T. "Maggie" Van Brimmer, 72, of Marysville died peacefully
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, with her family by her side at the home of her
daughter in North Lewisburg after an extended illness.
She was retired from the Hayes and Grey Shoe Store after 32 years of
service. She possessed a mischievous grin, an infectious wit and a
terrific sense of humor and enjoyed gospel music, bingo and being
ornery. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and
her family considered her their greatest treasure.
She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Oneonta, Ala., to the late Joseph Edward
and Alta Mae Jordan Beasley Sr. and was predeceased by a daughter,
Patrice Hoffman; two brothers, Joseph E. Beasley Jr. and Max A. Beasley;
four sisters, Ruby Heath, Lola Mae Elrod, Leona Schwarz and Bill Sue
Higginbotham; and three husbands, Richard Terry, Delbert Vandale and
Dale E. "Eddie" Van Brimmer who died Oct. 17, 2002.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" (Dale) Stidam of North
Lewisburg; two sons, Frank (Sue) Terry and Rick (Mary) Terry of
Marysville; two stepsons, Jerry (Yvonne) Van Brimmer of Lompoc, Calif.,
and Jeff (Tena) Van Brimmer of Ostrander; two stepdaughters, Rosanna Van
Brimmer and her friend, Richard Roloson, and Judy (Mark) Christian of
Delaware; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah
(Jerry) Abston of Arab. Ala.; a brother, John (Elaine) Beasley of
Springville; many nieces and nephews; and very special friends and
caregivers, Mary Arnett and Chris Carpenter of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Elton Yutzy will officiate and burial will be at
the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be six of the deceased's grandsons, Michael John, Frank
Terry Jr., Dale Stidam Jr., Travis Stidam, Jamie Stidam and Mike Hoffman
Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

MARJORIE ANN MCKINLEY WATSON
Marjorie Ann McKinley Watson, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Mercy
McAuley Center in Urbana surrounded by her loving family.
She was a member of the New California United Presbyterian Church and a
past member of Plain City Rebekah Lodge 132. A loving and devoted mother
and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking, baking, flower arranging, reading
and Ohio State basketball. She traveled to Hawaii, California and other
western states, Canada and the New England states with her daughters and
a special highlight of her life was celebrating her 50th wedding
anniversary in September 1979. Her love, wisdom and companionship will
be missed.
She was born March 2, 1913, in Dublin to the late Dorse and Mary Elmira
Spangler McKinley and was predeceased by four brothers, George, Dorse,
Ralph and Kenneth; a sister, Ruth Blumenschein; a son, Steven Keith
Watson in 1982; and her husband, David Watson in 1982.
She is survived by nine children, Mary Ann (Bill) Eckhart, David
(Shirley) Watson Jr., Robert (Helen) Watson and Ralph (Jane) Watson of
Plain City, Jean (Ron) Newland, Sharon Newell and Karon (Jim) Kaufman of
Marysville, Richard (Delana) Watson of London and Patricia (Paul) Frye
of Tampa, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Revs. Philip Bougher and Don Hilkerbaumer will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be John Watson, Ken Kaufman, Todd Kaufman, Eric Newell,
Keith Watson, Wesley Watson and Brian Frye.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

RICHARD E. "BRAD" BRADFORD
Richard E. "Brad" Bradford, 65, of Climax Springs, Mo., passed away
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at his home.
He will be forever remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father,
grandfather, son and brother. He happily led his life as a faithful
servant of the Lord.
He had been a member of the United States Navy Reserve. He owned and
operated Bradford Electric Inc. for 20 years. A member of the River
Church of Warsaw, he had served as a church deacon while living in
California and was a member of the Koinoia Fellowship Group for which he
was a youth minister for several years.
He was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Casper, Wyo., to Richard Francis and
Marcella Dendinger Bradford. On May 30, 1958, he was married to Beverly
June Stokx.
Preceding him in death was his father.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Dan of Clovis, Calif., Kevin and
Todd of Bakersfield, Calif., Ryan and Chris of Climaxs Springs, Mo., and
Todd of Bakersfield, Calif.; his mother, Marcella Bradford Mann of Paso
Robles, Calif.; six sisters, Betty Parlet of Paso Robles, Calif.,
Marcella Parlet of Paris, Ark., Barbara (Bob) Bushong of Marysville,
LaVona (Bob) Styn of Bay City, Mich., Maryetta (Jim) Dulcich of
Mariposa, Calif. and Arlene (Ernie) Hoover of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a
brother, Earl (Yvonne) Bradford of Fresno, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in Warsaw, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Benton County Cancer Society in care of the
Reser Funeral Home of Warsaw, Mo.

NAOMI F. HERRON
Naomi F. Herron, 77, of Marysville died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
She was retired after 23 years with Ranco in Plain City, attended the
Marysville Vineyard Church, was an Avon representative for many years
and a member of the VFW Post #3320 Ladies Auxiliary.
Born April 24, 1926, near Milford Center, she was the daughter of the
late John P. and Pauline Holt Troesch. On Dec. 5, 1942, she married
Marvin A. Herron at the home of her parents near Milford Center.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years; their daughters, Sue (Dale)
King of Magnetic Springs, Barb (Ted) Luke of Ostrander and Pat (Stan)
Belcher of South Gate, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; an aunt, Garnet (William) Clegg of Florida; a
brother-in-law, Vernon "Bud" Herron of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Lyda
Wood of Milford Center; and many cousins including a special cousin,
LeRoy Holt of Marysville.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home
with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Burial will follow at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the
funeral home.
Pall bearers are Brian Belcher, Eric Belcher, Todd Foughty, Luke
Meenach, Rick Perry, Larry Cordial, Bill Deavers and LeRoy Holt.

MARIETTA "MARY" S. WANAMAKER
Marietta "Mary" S. Wanamaker, 91, of Hilliard died Friday, Aug. 15,
2003, at Broadmore Assisted Living at Hilliard.
A 1934 graduate of Capital University, she began her teaching career in
Irwin after graduation and then moved to northern Michigan in 1947 where
she taught sixth grade from 1957 to 1969 in Petosky, Mich.
Born Sept. 18, 1911, in Union County to the late Carl and Mary
Scheiderer Gugel, she was married in 1937 to George A. Wanamaker of
Bexley. He preceded her in death in 1981, as did her sisters, Frieda
Burns and Ruth Hirth.
Survivors include her children, Jean (Roger) Caron of Los Gatos, Calif.,
the Rev. John (Doris) Wanamaker of Seymour, Ind., Raymond (Connie)
Wanamaker of Columbus and Mary (Brent) Billideau of Petoskey, Mich.;
seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. John Lutheran Church,
6135 Rings Road, Dublin. Pastor Dave Reimann will officiate. Burial will
be in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery of Milford Center.
The family will receive friends from noon until time of service at the
church.
Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church building fund,
6135 Rings Road, Dublin, 43016.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home of Plain
City.

ANITA EDWARDS JOHNSON
Anita Edwards Johnson, 86, of Bellingham, Wash., died Friday, Aug. 8,
2003, in Alderwood Park Convalescent Center.
She was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Central Valley, N.Y., and was predeceased
by her husbands, Forest Edwards and Rex Johnson.
She is survived by four sons, John (Jane) Edwards of Churbusco, Ind.,
William Edwards of Roseburg, Ore., Henry (Peggy) Edwards of Marysville
and Joseph Edwards of Oakhurst, Calif.; two daughters, Anne (Glenn)
Church of Granbury, Texas, and Jenny Edwards of Lummi Island, Wash.; 11
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Helen
Edwards and Mildred Edwards of Marysville.
Private services were held in Washington.


AUDREY PHYLLIS MONROE
Audrey Phyllis Monroe, 87, of the Community Apartments in Richwood died
Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Heartland in Marysville.
She was a member of the Community United Calvary Church in Richwood and
Richwood Civic Center. She had worked at various places around Richwood
over the years including the Creme Station, Siegs Drug Store, Carmeans
Shoe Store, Richwood Furniture and Spain's Five and Dime. She had also
worked with Shorty Burnside.
Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Richwood, she was the daughter of the late
Andrew and Nettie Tanner Monroe.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Russell and Harold Monroe, and
two sisters, Alice Rockhold and Sadie Adams.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Richwood Civic
Center social room. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Cheney.
Private burial has already taken place at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood Civic Center or the
Community United Calvary Church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.

ETHEL MARIE SMITH BIDWELL
Ethel Marie Smith Bidwell, 90, of Marysville died Saturday, Aug. 9,
2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from Warren-Teed Pharmaceuticals in 1976 and lived in
Seton Square North in Columbus for 26 years. She moved to Marysville
some weeks ago. She enjoyed attending church, sightseeing on bus trips,
singing in the choir, playing euchre and bingo and feeding the ducks and
squirrels that appeared by her patio each morning. She was a 1931
graduate of Plain City High School where she played basketball. She was
an avid Ohio State sports fan and enjoyed attending her
great-granddaughter's basketball games.
She was born April 10, 1913, in Union County to the late Merle and
Nellie Lowry Smith and was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Wilcox and a
nephew, Charles Wilcox.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice (Tom) Hurd of Marysville; a son,
Jerry Bidwell and friend Patricia Edwards of Shelby; a sister, Juanita
(Arthur) Shaeffer; two granddaughters, Molly (Michael) Rossetti and Lori
(Todd) Disbennett of Marysville; great-grandchildren, Matthew and
Michael Barker and Will and Lisa Burns; nieces, Miriam Wilcox, Peggy
(Roy) Napier, Connie (Rodger) Troyer, Judy Shaeffer, Rosemary Anderson,
Margaret (Johnnie) Wood, Celia (Joshua) Diamond and Linda (Robert)
Chambers; nephews, Robert R. (Brenda) Bidwell and Rodney (Lois)
Anderson; cousins, Albert Reed, Mary Perfect and Edna Lowry Bolon; and
many other cousins and friends, including Jane and Elden Anderson,
Martha Sciacca and her friends at Seton Square.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society
Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 414, Marysville, or to Loving Care Hospice, 113
S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CANDACE SUE KERR
Candace Sue Kerr, 55, of Delaware died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 11,
2003, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
A registered nurse, she graduated from The Ohio State University School
of Nursing and was employed at the Arbors at Delaware Subacute &
Rehabilitation Center where she was recently given special recognition
for more than 20 years of service. She had also been active for 20 years
showing registered Pekingese dogs in Ohio and surrounding states with
her husband.
She was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Granville and predeceased by her mother,
Martha Hill Ihle, who died April 20.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Thomas A. Kerr; four
step-daughters, Carol Ann Myhre of Norway, Sharon Loftfield of North
Carolina, Victoria Lynn Glogaer of California and Jennifer Lou Friday of
New Mexico; a step-son, Theodore (Mary) Kerr of Sunbury; nine
grandchildren, Jeffery, Matthew, JonMaurious, Andrew, Margaret, Anna,
Carolyn, Justin and Rachel; four brothers, Daniel (Theresa) Miller of
Marysville, Bill (Debbie) Miller of Columbus, Mike (Mary) Showman of
Granville and John E. (Lori) Miller of Pomeroy and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be noon on Friday at Underwood Funeral Home.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, 43218-2039.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


EILEEN DURBAN
Eileen Durban, 80, of Plain City died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Known as the "first lady of land and soil conservation," she was a
member of the National Association Conservation District Ladies
Auxiliary and Ohio Federation Conservation District Auxiliary. She was a
strong supporter of her husband as they traveled the nation, as well as
abroad, in the cause of natural resource conservation.
She was a member of the Plain City Presbyterian Church, Women's
Association & Friendship Circle, Plain City VFW Darby Post #3268 and
Plain City Order of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter #56, charter member
and first president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Plain City American
Legion Post #248 and past president of the Marysville American Legion
Auxiliary Post #79.
She was a bookkeeper for Youman's Elevator, teller for the Farmer's
National Bank and had been a secretary for attorney Gil Kirby for a
number of years.
Born July 11, 1923, in Zanesville, she was the daughter of Cecil Magill
and Esta Roush Magill Michaels, who preceded her in death, as did a
stepfather, Johnie Michaels.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence, whom she married on Nov. 14,
1943, at Plain City Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Frank Patterson; a
daughter, Barbara (Joe Jenkins) Bruning; step-grandchildren, Jason
(Julia) Jenkins and Jenny Gigandet; sister-in-law, Mary (Harold)
Boerger; and several nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dr. Charles E. Stenner will officiate. Burial
will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church Easy Access
Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio, 43064.

CHARLES HERMAN "FUZZ" FOSNAUGH II
Charles Herman "Fuzz" Fosnaugh II, 52, of Lakeview died Friday, Aug. 8,
2003, at Marion General Hospital as a result of an automobile accident.
He was a system cleaner for the Whirlpool Corporation in Marion, where
he had been employed since 1969. A member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge
#1533, he enjoyed four wheeling, camping and life.
On Dec. 3, 1950, he was born in Marion to the late Charles Herman Sr.
and Gloria Mae Spears Fosnaugh. On Aug. 30, 1988, he was married to
Helen Vigus Travis Fosnaugh.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Diane (Carl) Tackett of
Marysville and Jennifer (Larry) Allen of Kenton; two sons, Charles
Herman (Tina) Fosnaugh III of Marion and Richard (Kristi) McCabe of
Marysville; 12 grandchildren; one sister, Nancy (Dennis) Fields of
Cardington; three brothers, Rick (Sylvia) Fosnaugh, Doug (Karen)
Fosnaugh and Randy Fosnaugh of Marion; several nieces and nephews; and
father-in-law, William Vigus of Manchester, N.J.
Preceding him in death was an uncle, Dan.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Van Horn Funeral Home
in Lakeview. The Rev. Glen L. Freshour will officiate. Burial will be in
the Huntsville Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed to www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.


RUSSELL L. SILVEOUS
Russell L. Silveous, 78, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware and Sunbury
areas, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the Mill Run Care Center in
Hilliard.
He was a former restaurant owner in West Virginia, a member of the
Eagles Lodge in Sunbury and attended the Goshen Friends Church in
Zanesfield.
He was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Columbus to the late Charles L. and Effie
F. Coffman Silveous.
He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Vogel Silveous, whom he married
Sept. 11, 1948, in St. Marys; two daughters, Linda L. (A. Wayne) Everts
of Grove City and Sharon E. (Edward) Markin of Urbana; a son, Jonathan
R. Silveous of Washington C.H.; six grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Zella Temple of Columbus; numerous nieces
and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Irene Brown.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Bruce Bell officiating and burial following at
Berkshire Cemetery near Sunbury. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of
Mid Ohio in care of the funeral home.

ARNOLD D. "DUKE" CREMEANS
Arnold. D. "Duke" Cremeans, 81, of West Mansfield and formerly of
Marysville, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, with his family by his side at
Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home following a short illness.
A retired welder, he was employed for 16 years with Bill Bradley Welding
and 11 years with Ray Lewis & Son of Marysville. He was a member of the
West Mansfield Friends Church and former member of the Mid-Ohio Radio
Association and the Knights of Pythias Lodge. He took immense pride in
his collection of more than 900 hats and enjoyed spending time with his
family, visiting friends and going out to eat.
He was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Rutland in Meigs County to the late Walter
and Dora Dameron Cremeans. Preceding him in death were his first wife,
Elizabeth "Betty" Gilmore Cremeans on Dec. 2, 1976; a son, Edward
Cremeans; a brother, Willard "Bill" Cremeans; a sister, Bessie
Stollings; two step-sons, Tom McNelly and Robert Hobart; and two
step-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of more than 23 years, Christine Randall
McNelly Hobart Cremeans, to whom he was married on May 16, 1980; his
son, Richard (Ann) Cremeans of Spring Hill, Fla.; a step-son, Gerald
(Diane) Hobart of West Mansfield; two step-daughters, Mary (John) Moran
of Lakeview and Wuanna Brown of Caldwell; a daughter-in-law, Shirley
Cremeans of Marysville; a step-daughter-in-law, Karen McNelly of Celina;
eight grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15
step-great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; two brothers, George
(Nancy) Cremeans of Proctorville and Darrell (Judy) Cremeans of Crown
City; two sisters, Adra (John) Dillon of Huntington, W. Va. and Erma
Wilson of Branchland, W. Va.; a sister-in-law, Mary Cremeans of
Titusville, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Roy Stollings of Barbousville, W.
Va.; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Revs.
George Freer and Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at
Maskill Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.
Pall bearers will be Brian Cremeans, Bill Cremeans, Rick Cremeans, Jerry
Hobart, Jeremy Hobart and Tim Clarridge.

NORA ESTYLE HARPER
Nora Estyle Harper, 94, of Marysville and formerly of the Peoria area
died Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a member of the former Peoria Community Church.
A wonderful person and mother, she loved her children and taught them
how to respect other people as well as each other.
She was born March 15, 1909, in Galia County, to the late Sherman E. and
Sadie B. Towns McKean. On June 6, 1925, she married William S. Harper,
who died on April 12, 1975. Also preceding her in death were a brother,
Ellsworth McKean; a sister, Chloe Horch; and two sons, William L. and
Tony E. Harper.
Survivors include her children, Ralph S. (Latsy) Harper of Stockport,
Paul D. Harper of Magnetic Springs, Carl E. (Sharon) Harper of
Marysville, Roger L. (Judy) Harper of Richwood, John D. (Laura) Harper
of New Port Richie, Fla., Annabelle Osborne of Raymond and Frances Jones
of Sacramento, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a
sister, Edna Seimon of Kenton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will follow at the
Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.


KENNETH F. HECKEL
Kenneth F. Heckel, 88, of Marysville died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
A small engine mechanic, he and his wife were owners and operators of
Ken's Service in Clyde from 1955 to 1973. He was a former member of
Clyde United Methodist Church and a 32nd degree Mason and member of
Clyde Lodge F&AM. He was a former Green Creek Township trustee, member
of the Exchange Club and enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. A U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II, he served on the USS Lassen in the Pacific
Theatre.
Born Feb. 4, 1915, in Kelley's Island, he was the son of the late Ralph
J. and Bertha Maag Heckel. He was predeceased by his wife, Lealia in
November, 2000; a son, Ralph in November, 2002; and a sister, Olive
Williams.
Survivors include two sons, Ron (Mary) Heckel of Marysville and Roger
(Pat) Heckel of Columbus; grandchildren, Tricia (Tim) Smith of Columbus,
Capt. Kenneth Heckel currently serving in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne
Division, Ryan (Christy) Heckel, Tiffany D. Heckel and Melissa E. Heckel
of Marysville; great-grandchildren, Austin Smith, Emily Heckel and
Hayley Ann Smith; two brothers, Quentin "Lefty" Heckel of Fort Myers,
Fla., Roy (Rose) Heckel of Sandusky; a daughter-in-law, Mary Heckel of
Arkansas; and brothers-in-law, Vernos Williams and Leroy Maag of
Sandusky.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bakertown Cemetery in
Clyde. The Rev. Dennis Rinehart will officiate and a luncheon will
follow the service at the Clyde United Methodist Church.
Family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Central Ohio
Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARILYN E. LEWIS
Marilyn E. Lewis, 73, of Richwood died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed fishing at Indian Lake,
deer hunting, gardening and canning. She and her husband enjoyed
traveling to Michigan, Pennsylvania and around Ohio and attending many
North Union sporting events. The real joy of her life was her family,
her son, granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
She was born May 6, 1930, in Kenton to the late Jay and Bertha Rogers
Titus and she was predeceased by a brother, Jerry, and a sister, Dixie.
She married Joseph Lewis Sept. 8, 1947, and he died July 10, 2002.
She is survived by a son, Duane R. Lewis of Richwood; a granddaughter,
Gina (Chris) Selover of Marysville; and great-grandchildren, Grace, Joel
and Faith; a brother, Gary Titus of Arizona; and two sisters, Linda
(Larry) Douglas of Marion and Barb Titus of California.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday 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 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

BERNICE LOUISE SHROYER
Bernice Louise Shroyer, 92, of Richwood died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She and her husband moved to a farm outside of Richwood in 1944. For
many years, she was employed by R&M Shop in Springfield.
She was born May 19, 1911, in Jackson County to the late William and
Margaret Morgan Reece. On July 18, 1935, she married Herbert W. Shroyer,
who died January, 1978. Also preceding her in death were six brothers,
Evart, Harry, Evan, Edgar, Pearl and Howard Reece; and a sister, Mildred
Jackson.
Suvivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home followed by graveside services  at 3:30 p.m. in the Horeb Cemetery
at Oak Hill. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will be officiating.
Friends may call today at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

RUSSELL LLOYD ABERCROMBIE
Russell Lloyd Abercrombie, 85, of Ostrander died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003,
at his home.
He started his career as a metallurgical engineer with Jones and
Laughlin Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pa., and transferred to
Negaunee, Mich., Calumet, Minn., and Star Lake, N.Y. He retired in 1975
as manager of the Ore Dressing Department and Chemistry Lab for LTV
Steel after 36 years of service. He lived in Hoyt Lakes, Minn., from
1976 to 2003 when he moved to Ostrander. He was a member of Faith
Lutheran Church in Hoyt Lakes, Biwabik Lodge 293 F&AM in Biwabik, Minn.,
and the AAD Shrine Temple of Duluth, Minn.
He had boundless creative energy and enjoyed designing and personally
constructing engineered projects. His favorite hobbies were fishing,
hunting and ham radio and the fulfillment of his life was being involved
with and surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by his
loved ones.
He was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Pittsburgh to the late Charles and
Katherine Pritchard Abercrombie and was predeceased by a sister, Bernice
Abercrombie Crawford.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Hildegard Richter
Abercrombie; five children, Carol (Bill) Fideldy of Bovey, Minn., Joann
(Ron) Beaupre of Duluth, Minn., Susan (Walt) Remele of Wasilla, Alaska,
Elizabeth (Neil) Skoog of Ostrander and Russell (Anne) Abercrombie of
Plano, Texas; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Betty Abercrombie Newlon of Wexford, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Henry Hoversten of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Music will be provided
by Anne Abercrombie. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Pallbearers will be Russell Joseph Abercrombie, Ron Beaupre, Neil Skoog,
Erik Skoog, Ross Skoog and Benjamin Abercrombie.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BOBBIE JO ARMENTROUT
Bobbie Jo Armentrout, 19, of Prospect died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, as the
result of an automobile accident near Richwood.
She was an office manager for G & M Marketing Corp. in Mansfield.
She was born April 9, 1984, in Marion and is survived by her father,
Roger Armentrout of Lakeview; her mother and stepfather, Lola and Mike
Pine of Prospect; paternal grandparents, Robert and JoAnn Armentrout of
Marysville; two brothers, James Fraley of Prospect and Robert Armentrout
of Bellefontaine; a sister, Amber Kerns of Huntsville; and three
stepbrothers, Aaron Pine, Mike Pine and Joe Pine of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Russell Howard will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland Road Church of
Christ, 535 Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302. Cards will be available
at the funeral home.

ALBERT WILLIAM "BILL" FAUSNAUGH
Albert William "Bill" Fausnaugh, 62, of Marion died Tuesday, Aug. 5,
2003, as the result of an automobile accident in Marion County.
He was a former construction worker.
He was born June 29, 1941, in Richwood to Charles William and Ruth
Bolenbaugh Fausnaugh and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marion; two sons, Charles Fausnaugh of
Colorado and Rusty Hoover of LaRue; two daughters, Mar Liza (Steve)
Valencia of Colorado and Lorianne (Robert) Reed of Texas; a brother,
Robert (Noan) Fausnaugh of Westerville; and a sister, Marianne (Jim)
Brown of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. James L. Caister will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

RUTH L. GRUETT
Ruth L. Gruett, 90, of Marysville, formerly of Wauwatosa, Wis., and
Palentine, Ill., died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Milcrest Nursing
Center.
A loving homemaker, she lived her life in the Lutheran faith. She
participated in various church groups and was a member of the Audubon
Society. She found much delight in bird watching, poetry and spending
time with her family.
She was born Feb. 20, 1913, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Charles and
Helen Plato Kuhl and was predeceased by her husband, Gilbert Gruett and
her daughter, Jane Jensen.
She is survived by her son, James (Sharon) Gruett of Marysville; 11
grandchildren, Cheri Bullerman and Jamie Coldwell of Marysville, Jeff
(Lynn) Gruett of Hilliard, Kathy (Mark) Hodges of Circleville, Lori
(Mike Smith) Gruett of Marion, Laura Landstrom and Ashley (David
Celusta) Landstrom of Madison, Wis., Mark (Katy) Apmann of Barrington,
Ill., David (Kathy) Apmann of Cury, Ill., and Chris (Shelly) Cook and
Jonathon Cook of Eau Claire, Wis.; 20 great-grandchildren, Chris, Mandy,
James and Aulbri Gruett, Isaac and Noah Hodges, Tara and Tori Fox, Kaden
Celusta, Kennedy Hobbs, Ceirra, Brittney, Chad, Johnny, Kayla and Austin
Cook, Kevin Klahn and Peter, Scotty and Kevin Apmann; and a stepsister,
Winifred Kile of San Diego, Calif.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Moore of Trinity Lutheran
Church will officiate. Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. until the
time of the service. Burial was at Wisconsin Memorial Park in
Brookfield, Wis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.

JOHN HERBERT KANDEL
John Herbert Kandel, 54, of Marysville, formerly of Billings, Mont., and
Klamath Falls, Ore., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Heartland of
Marysville.
A driver for Roby's auto dealership, he was a former staff associate in
Washington, D.C., for Montana Senator John Melcher. He was in the Peace
Corps Africa from 1971 to 1980 where he served at Mali, Upper Volta, St.
Lucia and Niger. He attended Trinity Lutheran grade school and graduated
from Marysville High School in 1966 and from Ohio University in 1970.
He was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Columbus to Herbert R. and Elizabeth Heiby
Kandel.
He is survived by his parents of Marysville; three sisters, Mari (Gary)
Campbell of Alameda, Calif., Nancy (Reginald) Snyder of Marysville and
Judy (Blair) Sell of Ashville; nieces and nephews, Peggy Campbell, Keith
Snyder, Jennifer and Laura Sell, Duncan and Heather Campbell and Timothy
Snyder; an uncle, Art (Elsie) Kandel of Marysville; and three aunts,
Bertha Scheiderer, Martha Gase and Marguerite Keller of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service. The Rev. Robert Moore will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus, Ohio 43210, or Loving
Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville. Envelopes will be available
at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


KORY WORDEN "KEIGS" KEIGLEY
Kory Worden "Keigs" Keigley, 24, of Richwood died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003,
as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He attended North Union Schools and had worked for the last three years
for Billiard Plus in Columbus. He was an avid sports fan and talented
athlete and enjoyed the time he spent with his friends as a member of
the Brewskies softball team. He will be missed by many friends.
He was born April 22, 1979, in Marion County and was predeceased by
grandparents, George and Margaret Keigley, Clarence E. McMahon and Henry
V. McCalla and a loving stepfather, David Lee Shirk.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Ronald Lee and Tammy
Keigley of Richwood; mother and stepfather of Richwood, Debra Jane
McMahon Brown and Donnie Brown of Richwood; five half-brothers, Jason,
Dustin and Cody Keigley and Tyler and Gabe Shirk; grandmothers, Marilyn
McCalla of Richwood and Linda McMahon of Prospect; step-grandparents,
Donald and Dorothy Brown of Marion, Thomas and Bertha Shirk of Prospect
and Norma Brake of Caledonia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richwood Church
of Christ. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Union Baseball for Youth,
P.O. Box 13, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MARY "MOE" SAMPSEL
Mary "Moe" Sampsel, 53, of Boulder, Colo., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003,
after a nine-month fight with recurring melanoma cancer.
She was a 1968 graduate of Marysville High School and earned a
bachelor's degree in home economics and a master's degree in school
administration at the University of Dayton. She moved to Boulder and
began a 15-year teaching career. After teaching, she started a sewing
business called Sew in Love, followed by another business, Hands on
Learning, which provided students with various games to increase their
learning capabilities. In 2000, she became a facilitator to help
parents, police and clergy become aware of student drug problems.
She was a lover of life. She enjoyed hiking in the mountains, skiing,
music, reading and social gatherings with friends. People who knew her
came away with a new friend. She would always be there to help and will
be missed immensely, especially during the holidays.
She was born June 23, 1950, in Marysville to Dr. James W. and Dolly
Sampsel. She is survived by her parents; her husband, Mark Schunemann
whom she married in July 1992; four brothers, Jim Sampsel of Cleveland,
Charles (Terry) Sampsel of Columbus, Kevin (Mary) Sampsel and Bill
(Lisa) Sampsel of Marysville; and four nieces and nephews, Carly, Nick,
Emily and Patrick Sampsel.
Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas of Boulder.
In lieu of flowers, the deceased requested that donations be made to the
Humane Society of Boulder, 2323 55th St., Boulder, Colo.

JACK EUGENE WILSON
Jack Eugene Wilson of West Milton died suddenly Tuesday, July 22, 2003.
He was a project manager for the Calvary Contracting Company of West
Milton and a former deputy of the Union County Sheriff's Department.
He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Marilyn Sharf Wilson of
Marysville; his wife, Jill Denise Nuckles Wilson; two sons, Rusty Wilson
of Dayton and Rodney Wilson of Columbus; stepsons, Alexander and Darren
Ditmer of West Milton; three grandchildren, Jessica, Chase and Zachary;
two brothers, Mark Wilson of Marysville and Rex Wilson of London; and a
sister, Stephanie (Delmar) Cook of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
16540 County Home Road, Marysville, or in care of the funeral home.

ESTELLA A.D. SCHEIDERER
Estella A.D. Scheiderer, 87, of Marysville died unexpectedly Monday,
Aug. 4, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a devoted and longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church, the
Ladies Aid of the church and the LWML. She enjoyed playing euchre and
quilting with her friends.
She was born April 9, 1916, in Union County to the late August and
Amelia Hubman Bunsold and was predeceased by a sister, Martha. She was
married to Clarence G.W. Scheiderer April 25, 1937, at St. John's
Lutheran Church by the Rev. August Gerkin and he died March 17, 1992.
She is survived by her sister, Hulda L. (Lutrelle) Rausch of Marysville
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. The
Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries or
the church building fund in care of the funeral home.

LINDA YVONNE FERRYMAN
Linda Yvonne Ferryman, 49, of Marysville died Saturday Aug. 2, 2003, at
her home after a long battle with cancer.
She attended West Jefferson High School and was a member of the
Marysville Eagles Lodge and St. James Lutheran Church.
She was born May 24, 1954, in Columbus to the late Robert and Louise
Osborne Imel and was predeceased by a son, Curt Eugene Ferryman.
She is survived by a son, Everett Michael Ferryman of Marysville; a
sister, Dianne Miller of West Jefferson; four brothers, Wayne Imel of
London, Melvin Imel of Columbus, Chris Imel of Galloway and Jeffrey
Imel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Jay Decker
will officiate and burial will be at the Hampton Cemetery in West
Jefferson. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions to assist with funeral expenses may be made to
the family in care of the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home, 257 W. Main
St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

ESTHER H. LOCKWOOD
Esther H. Lockwood, 85, of Hilliard, formerly of Bellefontaine, died
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Mayfair Village Nursing Home in Columbus.
She retired in 1985 after teaching in the Bellefontaine schools for 30
years, in York Center from 1944-1948 and in West Mansfield from
1948-1956. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Bellefontaine and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a resident
of Hilliard for 14 years.
She was born March 26, 1918, in Raymond and was predeceased by her
father, Arthur Lockwood; her mother, Hazel Johnson Lockwood Thompson;
and a brother, Everett Lockwood.
She is survived by nieces and nephews; Phyllis (Paul) Foreman of
Cleveland, Jean (Pete) Steva, Ken (Jackie) Lockwood, Marge (Jess) Blount
and Jim (Mickey) Lockwood of Columbus and Sandy (Dave) Johnson of
Manning, S.C.; 20 great-nieces and -nephews; and 10 great-great-nieces
and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. William Zeller will officiate
and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m.
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
of Bellefontaine.

HULDA G. OLSON
Hulda G. Olson, 93, of Richwood died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at
Maplewood Nursing Center in Marion.
She entered the Salvation Army Training College in New York City in 1927
and upon graduation was commissioned a lieutenant, serving as an officer
in New York City and Cleveland for 10 years. She lived in New Jersey for
many years and worked at Long Branch Memorial Hospital as a practical
nurse. She moved back to her home town of Richwood in March 1960 and was
active in the Navy Mothers Club and First Baptist Church. She worked for
many years providing home care as a nursing assistant until 1992.
She was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Green Camp to the late Harry E. and
Minnie C. (James) Millington and was predeceased by a son, David E.
Olson; a sister, Reatha Smeltzer; and six brothers, Clint, Frank, Mark,
Paul, Ernest and Jack Millington. She married John T. Olson Sr. in 1938
and he died Oct. 6, 1967.
She is survived by three sons, John T. Olson Jr. of Richwood, Richard F.
(Peggy) Olson of Kenton and Edward W. (Pat) Olson of Mansfield; seven
grandchildren, Eric, David, Vicki, Christopher, Kurt, Stephen and
Douglas Olson; six great-grandchildren, Terri, Eric Logan, Aaron, Jenna
and Lauren Olson and Chandler Teems; a sister, Abigail (Ed) Shark of
Richwood; and a brother, Isaiah Millington of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Alan Perkins will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 317 W. Church
St., Marion, Ohio 43302.

MOLLIE LEE MARSHALL
Mollie Lee Marshall, 58, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital with her family by her side following a
courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was employed with AVI Food Systems and formerly with Sanese Food
Services for more than 18 years and spent the past 10 years stationed at
the Honda East Liberty cafeteria. She was a 1962 graduate of Fairbanks
High School and enjoyed flowers, gardening, bowling, bird watching and
watching soap operas. She found great joy from her cat, Rascal, and will
be remembered as a hard-working woman and devoted wife, mother and
grandmother.
She was born Sept. 18, 1944, in Crab Orchard, Ky., to the late Arvin Lee
and Elizabeth Klien Bray.
She is survived by her loving husband of more than 40 years, William
"Bill" Marshall whom she married Dec. 20, 1962; two sons, Rick (Kathy)
Marshall of Marysville and Dan Marshall of Grandview; six grandchildren,
Danette, Britni, Dominick, Colin and Alec Marshall and Leah Schneider;
two sisters, Martha Archer of West Alexander and Nancy Snyder of
Millersville, Tenn.; three brothers, Robert (Susan) Marshall and James
(Barbara) Marshall of Marysville and Terry McHugh of Marion; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be
at the Mount Herman Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

MARTHA LEONA HERSHNER ALLEN
Martha Leona Hershner Allen, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Xenia, died
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after a short illness.
A loving wife and mother, she was employed as a secretary with Buckeye
Rug in Dayton for more than 30 years. After moving to Marysville, she
was a loyal employee of Dec-Rite for more than 10 years. She will be
remembered as a strong-willed woman of great faith who took tremendous
joy in spoiling her grandchildren.
She was born July 17, 1912, near Mount Gilead to the late Fred and Effie
James Russell and was predeceased by a sister, Mabel Kiefer; a brother,
Marion Russell; her first husband, Howard Hershner; and her second
husband, Clarence Allen.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Horace) McConnell of Marysville;
three sons, Marion (Lois) Hershner of Black Canyon City, Ariz., Fred
(Betty) Hershner of Beavercreek and Norman (Bonnie) Nietzel of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial
will be at River Cliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead at 2:30 p.m. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

BETTY LOUISE BERGER
Betty Louise Berger, 87, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, in
the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness.
She was a longtime faithful member of the Marysville First
Congregational United Church of Christ and was employed with the Scotts
Company for more than 21 years and the Sanders & Grigsby law firm for
five years. She was a member of Scott's Twenty-Year Club and was named
Scott's Woman of the Year in 1980. She graduated from New Holland High
School and Bliss Business College. She especially enjoyed traveling the
western United States and visiting her son.
She was born March 12, 1916, in Joplin, Mo., to the late Milton I. and
Olive Betty Mossbarger and was predeceased by a sister, Jean Cupp and a
brother, Lee Mossbarger. She married John Howard Berger Aug. 3, 1938,
and he died Oct. 17, 1964.
She is survived by a son, John Milton Berger of Lakewood, Colo., two
nieces Mary Ann Summers of Baltimore, Md., and Becky Grecco of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; a cousin, Donald Mossbarger, D.V.M., of Bloomingsburg;
a sister-in-law, Jane Mossbarger of New Holland; and special friends,
Rebecca Christian of Somerset, Ky., and Kim Fields of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. The Revs. Richard Flynn and Bobbie Campbell will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
the donor's choice.

JUSTIN SAWYER HOOPER
Justin Sawyer Hooper, 85, of Columbus died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at
the residence of his son and daughter-in-law.
He retired after 35 years as a machinist with the Shaffer Tool Works in
Brea, Calif., and enjoyed fishing, camping and working in his vegetable
and flower gardens.
He was born May 27, 1918, in Roberts, Idaho, to the late Robert W. and
Hattie M. Sawyer Hooper.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia K. Callow Hooper whom he married
July 25, 1943, in Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Kenneth G. Hooper of
Florence, Mass., and Melvin L. (Arlene) Hooper of Columbus; five
grandchildren, Jennifer Holman, Anne Hooper, Sandra Hooper, Shannon Cook
and Paul Hooper; five great-grandchildren, Ashley M., Nicholas, Ashley
M., Maykala and Aidan; three brothers, Arvin, Virgil and Marvin Hooper
of Idaho; and a sister, Thelma Bocksnick of Montana.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alton
Cemetery, Alton-Darby Creek Drive, with the Rev. James Taylor
officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.


MINNIE BELLE JONES
Minnie Belle Jones, 74, of Mount Victory died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at
Hardin Memorial Hosptial in Kenton.
Over her lifetime, she was employed with Merchants Industry, Omart
Department Store and Hunts Frozen Foods and she retired from DAB. She
was an active member of the Bellefontaine First Church of God where she
faithfully supported the bus ministry. She was a 1949 graduate of West
Mansfield High School and was a member of Kenton VFW Post 3333 Ladies
Auxiliary, Starlight Circle of Kings Daughters of West Mansfield and the
Sportsmen Club of Mount Victory where she served as treasurer and she
was a former member of Rebekkah Lodge of Bellefontaine. After
retirement, she worked at the Hen House Antique and Craft Store in Mount
Victory and enjoyed camping, bowling, crafts, decorating cakes,
traveling and dining out. She especially enjoyed spending time with her
family.
She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in East Liberty to the late Lloyd Rea and
Clara Belle Smith Orahood and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Gary
Jenkins; a grandson, Claude Michael Stinson Jr.; four brothers, Charles,
Frank, Fay and Fred Orahood; and two sisters, Marie Wilson and Nadine
Clagg.
She is survived by her husband of more than 16 years, John D. "Jack"
Jones to whom she was married June 14, 1987, at the Ridgeway First
Church of God by the Rev. A.W. Purdin; a son, Tracey (Vickie) Smith of
West Liberty; three daughters, Dinah (Paul) Blair of Piqua, Brenda
Fridley and her friend Don Myers of Troy and Terri Jo (Mike) Stinson of
Kenton; three step-children, Terry (Shirley) Jones of West Mansfield and
Rosalind (Herb) Coy and David Jones of Mount Victory; 30 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Freida (Clarence) Amos of West
Liberty, Goldie (Francis "Bud") Garwood of West Mansfield, Lela (Sam)
Hone of Bellefontaine and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of Logansville; two
brothers, Francis (Alice) Orahood of DeGraff and Jack Orahood of West
Mansfield; four sisters-in-law, Beulah Orahood of Bellefontaine, Frances
Orahood of Raymond, Mary (Harvey) Shonkwiler of Kenton and Rosalie Jones
of West Mansfield; a brother-in-law, David Clagg of Detroit; many nieces
and nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bellefontaine
First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown St., Bellefontaine. Pastors Gary
Brown and Jim Ashford will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gambro Health Care of Columbus,
3830 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.

MITZI ANNETTE PROSSER
Mitzi Annette Prosser, 66, of Columbus died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at
Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Columbus where
she sang in the choir for many years. An instructor of medical
illustration at the Ohio State University School of Allied Medical
Professions for 28 years, she was a faculty member of Ohio Staters Inc.
and was also associated with Children's Hospital. She was a graduate of
St. Mary of the Springs Academy and the Ohio State University.
She was born July 23, 1937 in Columbus to the late William and Pauline
Augustus Prosser and was predeceased by an aunt, Jeannette A. Parsons
and other relatives.
She is survived by an aunt, Maxine Prosser Unverzagt; six cousins,
Mariann (Kenneth) Prosser Price, Robert W. (Catherine Kurila) Prosser,
J. Craig (Fern) Prosser, Barbara Delong Osborne, Ruthann (Larry) Toops
and Mark Prosser; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends after the service.
The Rev. R. Robert Kimes will officiate and a private burial will be
held later in Somerset.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Riverside and Grant.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARIAN EVANS TOSSEY
Marian Evans Tossey, 97, of Marysville died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville after a lengthy illness.
She was a 1923 graduate of North High School in Columbus and a 1929
graduate of Ohio State University. She retired after 44 years as a
teacher in the Powell, Watkins and Marysville schools and was a 70-year
resident of the Marysville and Watkins areas. She was a 49-year member
of the First Presbyterian Church, a volunteer with Memorial Hospital
Twig 1, past president of the Union County Retired Teachers Association.
She was a 72-year member of Ostrander Chapter 504 OES, serving as Worthy
Matron in 1931 and Deputy Grand Matron in 1939. She was a member of
Delaware Chapter 53 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem from 1960
until 1991, Marion Chapter 15 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem,
serving as Worthy High Priestess in Delaware and Supreme Hand Maid in
1979 and 1980. She was a member of the Watkins Helping Hand Club for
many years and the National, Ohio and Union County Retired Teachers
associations.
After retirement, she traveled the world and wrote the curriculum for
Boys Home Management for the state of Ohio. In 1953 she worked with the
production of the 17th Star at the Ohio State Fair.
She was born Feb. 21, 1906, in Columbus to the late Carl T. and Edna H.
Smith Evans and was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Parmenter in
1996. She married Charles F. Tossey June 30, 1930, in Columbus and he
died Oct. 8, 1954.
She is survived by a niece, Suzy Davis of New Albany; a niece and
nephew, Glenna and Tom Edgar of Marysville; great-nieces, Debbie Mimran
of Switzerland and Linda Farschie of New Albany; great-nephews, Scott
(Abby) Davis of Bellefontaine, Glenn (Kelly) Edgar of Marysville and
Bill (Anne) Edgar of Sylvania; seven great-great-nephews; and five
great-great-nieces.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City with the Rev. John Groat officiating. Friends may
call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a White
Shrine of Jerusalem service will be held at 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Retired Teachers
Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

MELBA LEONA AVERS
Melba Leona Avers, 104, formerly of Clyde, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2003,
at Elmwood Nursing Home in Green Springs.
She was a resident of Clyde from 1943 to 1978 and lived at Kiwanis Manor
in Tiffin from 1978 to 1999. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Clyde and the Missionary Circle. She was a former Sunday
School teacher at Lewisville, Cleveland and Clyde and was known as the
story lady with Scene-o-Felt pictures and Bible stories. She was a
member of the former Welcome Farms Women Club, Religious Education
School Release Time in Tiffin and she taught a week-long course at
Lutheran Chautauqua in Lakeside for five years.
She was a graduate of Lewisville High School and Bliss Business College
in Columbus, receiving the Gregg shorthand teacher's certificate. From
1920 to 1932 she was stenographer to the chief bank examiner of National
Bank Examiners at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. From 1951 to
1956 she worked in the cafeteria at the South Main St. School in Clyde.
She was the recipient of the Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds in Clyde
in 1970.
She was born June 12, 1899, in Lewisville to the late William and Emma
Sebach Zerger and was predeceased by four brothers, Francis, Bernard,
Paul and Walton Zerger. She married Paul Henry Avers Oct. 12, 1922, and
he died Feb. 27, 1954.
She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Robert P. (Joanne) Avers of Tiffin
and the Rev. James W. (Linda) Avers of Fremont; a foster daughter, Ruby
Miller of Marysville; six foster grandchildren; and 10 foster
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Clyde. The Rev. Gerry Gosnell will officiate and burial will
be at the McPherson Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home in Clyde.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

BETTY LOUISE BERGER
Betty Louise Berger, 87, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, in
the Morey Center of Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness.
She was a longtime faithful member of the Marysville First
Congregational United Church of Christ and was employed with the Scotts
Company for more than 21 years and the Sanders & Grigsby law firm for
five years. She was a member of Scott's Twenty-Year Club and was named
Scott's Woman of the Year in 1980. She graduated from New Holland High
School and Bliss Business College. She especially enjoyed traveling the
western United States and visiting her son.
She was born March 12, 1916, in Joplin, Mo., to the late Milton I. and
Olive Betty Mossbarger and was predeceased by a sister, Jean Cupp and a
brother, Lee Mossbarger. She married John Howard Berger Aug. 3, 1938,
and he died Oct. 17, 1964.
She is survived by a son, John Milton Berger of Lakewood, Colo., two
nieces Mary Ann Summers of Baltimore, Md., and Becky Grecco of
Pittsburgh, Pa.; a cousin, Donald Mossbarger, D.V.M., of Bloomingsburg;
a sister-in-law, Jane Mossbarger of New Holland; and special friends,
Rebecca Christian of Somerset, Ky., and Kim Fields of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. The Revs. Richard Flynn and Bobbie Campbell will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of
the donor's choice.

CATHERINE R. O'DONNELL
Catherine R. O'Donnell, 85, formerly of London, died Friday, Sept. 26,
2003, at Doctors Hospital West.
She was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in London.
She was born May 24, 1918, in Madison County to the late William and
Catherine Murphy Cawley and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Ann
Bardon in December 2002 and her husband, Walter F. O'Donnell in August
1993.
She is survived by two sons, Robert T. "Tom" O'Donnell of Columbus and
Donald F. (Rebecca) O'Donnell of London; and two brothers-in-law, Jack
O'Donnell of London and Charles (Liz) O'Donnell of Delaware.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick
Church in London. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at
the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home with a wake service and rosary
service to be held at 7:45 p.m.

LENA MARIE RAY
Lena Marie Ray, 78, of Kenton died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a Logan County home nurse aide, a member of the Kenton VFW
Auxiliary and attended the Church of God in Plain City.
She was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Kenton to the late Harvey and Margaret
Lawrence Davidson and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Eileen
Titus; a brother, Harvey Gale Davidson; and her second husband, Bill
Ray. She was divorced from her first husband, James M. Ray.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Eileen (Clifford) Chamberlain of
Kenton and Crystal Darlene Ray of Marysville; a son, Larry Eugene
(Patti) Ray of Marysville; six grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence (Mary) Davidson of
Forest and Robert (Dorothy) Davidson of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services were held today at the Schindewolf Stevens Stout
Funeral Home in Kenton and burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DELORNE EDWARD STUMP
DeLorne Edward Stump, 75, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He retired as an industrial mechanic from the Nestle Company after 20
years of service at the Marysville and Sunbury facilities. He was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and in his retirement was a
transportation van driver for the Mills Mental Health Center. His
hobbies included auto restoration and mechanical repair and he liked
Christmas tree painting.
He enjoyed traveling, camping and boating and was an animal lover,
especially his Norwegian Elkhounds. He served with the Ohio National
Guard as a sergeant during the 1950s.
He was born Aug. 27, 1928, in Marysville to the late Dana William and
Clarice Vivian Crist Stump.  He married Dotty Joan Smart on Aug. 1,
1969, and she survives in Marysville.
He is also survived by two daughters, Michelle (Scott) Roehl of Holgate
and DeLores (Ed) Bruce of Marysville; two sons, Greg (Karen) Wells of
Williamsburg and DeLorne William "Dee" (Flora) Stump of Milford Center;
eight grandchildren, Cameron, Alexis, Joshua, Jacob, Tim, Cris, Sean and
Bethany; several great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Doug
(Stella) Smart of Delaware, Tod (Carole) Smart of Marion, Tom (Delores)
Smart of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Donna (Lloyd) Myers of Prospect.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mill Creek
Cemetery in Ostrander. The family will receive friends beginning at 7
p.m. today at Underwood Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held
at 8 p.m. with Rev. Bob Moore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

HELEN L. HONETER
Helen L. Honeter, 84, of Ostrander died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at
Grady Memorial Hospital.
She lived in Scioto Township most of her life and was a homemaker who
was devoted to her family. She enjoyed flowers and was a wonderful cook
who enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She was a member of
Millcreek Baptist Church and the Ostrander Senior Citizens.
She was born March 9, 1919, in Magnetic Springs to the late Ezra and
Gertrude Riley Green and was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Dunkle
in 1988; a stepbrother, Larry Hutchisson in 1968; and her husband,
Carroll in 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Teresa (Randy) Dilley of Ostrander; three
sons, Leroy (Linda) of Ostrander, Ronnie (Kay) of Radnor and Donnie
(Sheila) of Marion; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. Pat Bruce will officiate and burial will be
at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box. 182039, Dept. 13, Columbus, OH 43218-2039, or the American
Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.


PHYLLIS IRENE WINNER MCDONNELL
 Phyllis Irene Winner McDonnell, 72, of Marsing, Idaho, died Tuesday,
Sept. 23, 2003, as the result of an auto accident.
She graduated from Woodstock High School and has lived in Marsing for 32
years.
She was born in 1930 in Middleburg to the late Sherman and Emmie Voke
Winner. She married Hull Taylor in 1952 and he died in 1967. They had
four children.
She married Ron McDonnell, who also had four children, in 1971 and he
survives. She is also survived by her children, Peggy (Ralph) Hutchison,
Steve McDonnell and Mike (Carolyn) McDonnell of Nampa, Idaho, Ruthi
(Bruce) Caba and Gary (Cindy) McDonnell of Marsing; MarieAnne (Jeff)
Woodman of Meridian, Idaho, Amy Taylor of the home and Debbie (Dan)
Davis of Middleton, Idaho; and two sisters, Betty (Dick) Bunnell of
Springfield and Peggy (Harvey) Watkins of Celina.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Marsing
Community/Legion Hall Center.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be
made to the American Lung Association, Marsing Lions Club or the
Multiple Sclerosis Society.

JACK ARTHUR "JJ" MUSGRAVE JR.
Jack Arthur "JJ" Musgrave Jr., 28, of Madisonville, Ky., died Thursday,
Sept. 25, 2003.
He was an auto mechanic.
He was born Aug. 15, 1975, in Fairmont, W.Va., and was predeceased by
his father, Jack Arthur Musgrave Sr. and a son, Jack Arthur Musgrave
III.
He is survived by his mother, Rosemary (Mark) Price of Marysville; a
daughter, Harley Jo Sutherland-Musgrave; grandparents, Ernest B. and
Peggy Jamison and Fred and Velva Furno of Richwood; great-grandmothers,
Agnes G. Lemunyon of Greensboro, Pa., and Dorothy Jamison of Sebring,
Fla.; step-grandfather, Arthur Price; a brother, Nicholas M. Price of
Columbus; a sister, Brooks Price of Claibourne; an uncle, Wayne Musgrave
of Fairmont; and the mother of his children, Joey Musgrave.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack A. Musgrave Memorial
Fund, c/o WECU Credit Union, P.O. Box 426, Marysville.

DELORNE EDWARD STUMP
DeLorne Edward Stump, 75, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at
Heartland of Marysville.
He retired as an industrial mechanic from the Nestle Company after 20
years of service at the Marysville and Sunbury facilities. He was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and in his retirement was a
transportation van driver for the Mills Mental Health Center. His
hobbies included auto restoration and mechanical repair and he liked
Christmas tree painting.
He enjoyed traveling, camping and boating and was an animal lover,
especially his Norwegian Elkhounds. He served with the Ohio National
Guard as a sergeant during the 1950's.
He was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Marysville to the late Dana William and
Clarice Vivian Crist Stump.  He married Dotty Joan Smart on Aug. 1, 1969
and she survives in Marysville.
He is also survived by two daughters, Michelle (Scott) Roehl of Holgate
and DeLores (Ed) Bruce of Marysville; two sons, Greg (Karen) Wells of
Williamsburg and DeLorne William "Dee" (Flora) Stump of Milford Center;
eight grandchildren, Cameron, Alexis, Joshua, Jacob, Tim, Cris, Sean and
Bethany; several great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Doug
(Stella) Smart of Delaware, Tod (Carole) Smart of Marion, Tom (Delores)
Smart of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Donna (Lloyd) Myers of Prospect.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mill Creek
Cemetery in Ostrander. The family will receive friends beginning at 7
p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home where a prayer service will be
held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Bob Moore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

ROBERT EVANS
Robert Warren Evans, 75, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 25,
2003, at his home after an extended illness.
He graduated from Marysville High School in 1945, from the Ohio State
University in 1950 and received his Ph.D. from Kent State in 1976. He
was a longtime educator in Ohio and received both state and national
recognition for his work in the Effective Schools Concept and the Oasis
Workshop. In 1992 he moved to Florida where he was a member and resident
of the Indian River Club in Vero Beach.
He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Marysville to the late Pearl D. and
Gretchen Warren Evans. He was previously married to Elizabeth B. Barnett
and had two sons from that marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred; four sons, Robert (Rhonda) Evans
Jr., Leonard (Monique) Evans and Michael (Valerie) Rake of Columbus and
Deron (Elizabeth) Rake of Suwanee, Ga.; five grandchildren; and an aunt,
Lena Johnson of Columbus.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero
Beach, FL 32960, or End of Life Choices, P.O. Box 101810, Denver, CO
80250.

LENA MARIE RAY
Lena Marie Ray, 78, of Kenton died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a Logan County home nurse aide, a member of the Kenton VFW
Auxiliary and attended the Church of God in Plain City.
She was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Kenton to the late Harvey and Margaret
Lawrence Davidson and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Eileen
Titus; a brother, Harvey Davidson; and her second husband, Bill Ray,
whom she married in 1995. She was divorced from her first husband, James
M. Ray.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Eileen (Clifford) Chamberlain of
Kenton and Chrystal Darlene Ray of Marysville; a son, Larry Eugene
(Patti) Ray of Marysville; six grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence (Mary) Davidson of
Forest and Robert (Dorothy) Davidson of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Schindewolf
Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

HELEN L. HONETER
Helen L. Honeter, 84, of Ostrander died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at
Grady Memorial Hospital.
She lived in Scioto Township most of her life and was a homemaker who
was devoted to her family. She enjoyed flowers and was a wonderful cook
who enjoyed cooking for her friends and family. She was a member of
Millcreek Baptist Church and the Ostrander Senior Citizens.
She was born March 9, 1919, in Magnetic Springs to the late Ezra and
Gertrude Riley Green and was predeceased by a daughter, Carolyn Dunkle
in 1988; a stepbrother, Larry Hutchisson in 1968; and her husband,
Carroll in 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Teresa (Randy) Dilley of Ostrander; three
sons, Leroy (Linda) of Ostrander, Ronnie (Kay) of Radnor and Donnie
(Sheila) of Marion; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. Pat Bruce will officiate and burial will be
at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box. 182039, Dept. 13, Columbus, OH 43218-2039, or the American
Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.


PHYLLIS IRENE WINNER MCDONNELL
 Phyllis Irene Winner McDonnell, 72, of Marsing, Idaho, died Tuesday,
Sept. 23, 2003, as the result of an auto accident.
She graduated from Woodstock High School and has lived in Marsing for 32
years.
She was born in 1930 in Middleburg to the late Sherman and Emmie Voke
Winner. She married Hull Taylor in 1952 and he died in 1967. They had
four children.
She married Ron McDonnell, who also had four children, in 1971 and he
survives. She is also survived by her children, Peggy (Ralph) Hutchison,
Steve McDonnell and Mike (Carolyn) McDonnell of Nampa, Idaho, Ruthi
(Bruce) Caba and Gary (Cindy) McDonnell of Marsing; MarieAnne (Jeff)
Woodman of Meridian, Idaho, Amy Taylor of the home and Debbie (Dan)
Davis of Middleton, Idaho; and two sisters, Betty (Dick) Bunnell of
Springfield and Peggy (Harvey) Watkins of Celina.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Marsing
Community/Legion Hall Center.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be
made to the American Lung Association, Marsing Lions Club or the
Multiple Sclerosis Society.

JACK ARTHUR "JJ" MUSGRAVE JR.
Jack Arthur "JJ" Musgrave Jr., 28, of Madisonville, Ky., died Thursday,
Sept. 25, 2003.
He was an auto mechanic.
He was born Aug. 15, 1975, in Fairmont, W.Va., and was predeceased by
his father, Jack Arthur Musgrave Sr. and a son, Jack Arthur Musgrave
III.
He is survived by his mother, Rosemary (Mark) Price of Marysville; a
daughter, Harley Jo Sutherland-Musgrave; grandparents, Ernest B. and
Peggy Jamison and Fred and Velva Furno of Richwood; great-grandmothers,
Agnes G. Lemunyon of Greensboro, Pa., and Dorothy Jamison of Sebring,
Fla.; step-grandfather, Arthur Price; a brother, Nicholas M. Price of
Columbus; a sister, Brooks Price of Claibourne; an uncle, Wayne Musgrave
of Fairmont; and the mother of his children, Joey Musgrave.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack A. Musgrave Memorial
Fund, c/o WECU Credit Union, P.O. Box 426, Marysville.

DELORNE EDWARD STUMP
DeLorne Edward Stump, 75, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003 at
Heartland of Marysville.
He retired as an industrial mechanic from the Nestle Company after 20
years of service at the Marysville and Sunbury facilities. He was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and in his retirement was a
transportation van driver for the Mills Mental Health Center. His
hobbies included auto restoration and mechanical repair and he liked
Christmas tree painting.
He enjoyed traveling, camping and boating and was an animal lover,
especially his Norwegian Elkhounds. He served with the Ohio National
Guard as a sergeant during the 1950's.
He was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Marysville to the late Dana William and
Clarice Vivian Crist Stump.  He married Dotty Joan Smart on Aug. 1, 1969
and she survives in Marysville.
He is also survived by two daughters, Michelle (Scott) Roehl of Holgate
and DeLores (Ed) Bruce of Marysville; two sons, Greg (Karen) Wells of
Williamsburg and DeLorne William "Dee" (Flora) Stump of Milford Center;
eight grandchildren, Cameron, Alexis, Joshua, Jacob, Tim, Cris, Sean and
Bethany; several great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Doug
(Stella) Smart of Delaware, Tod (Carole) Smart of Marion, Tom (Delores)
Smart of Marion; and a sister-in-law, Donna (Lloyd) Myers of Prospect.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mill Creek
Cemetery in Ostrander. The family will receive friends beginning at 7
p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home where a prayer service will be
held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Bob Moore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

ROBERT EVANS
Robert Warren Evans, 75, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 25,
2003, at his home after an extended illness.
He graduated from Marysville High School in 1945, from the Ohio State
University in 1950 and received his Ph.D. from Kent State in 1976. He
was a longtime educator in Ohio and received both state and national
recognition for his work in the Effective Schools Concept and the Oasis
Workshop. In 1992 he moved to Florida where he was a member and resident
of the Indian River Club in Vero Beach.
He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Marysville to the late Pearl D. and
Gretchen Warren Evans. He was previously married to Elizabeth B. Barnett
and had two sons from that marriage.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred; four sons, Robert (Rhonda) Evans
Jr., Leonard (Monique) Evans and Michael (Valerie) Rake of Columbus and
Deron (Elizabeth) Rake of Suwanee, Ga.; five grandchildren; and an aunt,
Lena Johnson of Columbus.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero
Beach, FL 32960, or End of Life Choices, P.O. Box 101810, Denver, CO
80250.

LENA MARIE RAY
Lena Marie Ray, 78, of Kenton died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a Logan County home nurse aide, a member of the Kenton VFW
Auxiliary and attended the Church of God in Plain City.
She was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Kenton to the late Harvey and Margaret
Lawrence Davidson and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Eileen
Titus; a brother, Harvey Davidson; and her second husband, Bill Ray,
whom she married in 1995. She was divorced from her first husband, James
M. Ray.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Eileen (Clifford) Chamberlain of
Kenton and Chrystal Darlene Ray of Marysville; a son, Larry Eugene
(Patti) Ray of Marysville; six grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence (Mary) Davidson of
Forest and Robert (Dorothy) Davidson of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Schindewolf
Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

LELAND EDWARD FEASEL
Leland Edward Feasel, 68, of Marysville died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003,
at his home with his family by his side following a heroic battle with
cancer.
He retired as a foreman from General Industries following 44 years of
loyal service from February 1955 to July 1999. A proud veteran of the
United State Marine Corps, he served his country during the Korean War
and was a member of VFW Post 3320. He was an avid golfer and his
greatest joy came from spending time on a golf course, especially Blues
Creek, and being with his family.
He was born June 26, 1935, in Delaware to the late Howard and Ethel May
Johnson Feasel and was predeceased by four brothers, Paul, Herman, Harry
and Gary; a sister, Pauline Young; an infant sister, Mary Jane Feasel; a
stepdaughter, Judy Crump; and his loving wife, Barbara Brown Feasel on
June 22, 1993.
He is survived by three sons, Dave (Paula "Annie") Feasel of Raymond,
Greg (Rhonda) Feasel of South Vienna and Kevin (Shelly) Feasel of
Richwood; three stepdaughters, Debra (Kevin) Russell of Marysville,
Penny (Jim) Randell of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Denise Young of Martel;
15 grandchildren, Brad, Amena and Sarah Feasel, Jody and Roxanne Davis,
Anthony and Joseph Feasel, Lori and Kaleb Russell, Anthony, Adam and
Holly Brown and Richard, Cory and Darren Young; three
great-grandchildren, Trey Shelton and Devyn and Trevyn Feasel; three
sisters, Edith (Charles) Sarver and Norma Jean Feasel of Delaware and
Margery McGrady of Fredricktown; five brothers, Lawrence Feasel of
Delaware, Roger Feasel of Detroit, Robert Feasel of Pataskala, Roland
Feasel of West Virginia and Terry Feasel of Sunbury; two sisters-in-law,
Pat Feasel of Sunbury and Helen Feasel of Marysville; two former wives,
Shirley May Feasel Hann of Columbus and Sandy Feasel Anderson of
Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and his best friends and longtime
golfing buddies, Don "Sarge" Wheeler and John Page.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Guynn will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by the
Union County Veterans Military Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Brad Feasel, Gordy Feasel, Anthony Brown, Adam
Brown, John Page and Don Wheeler.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

MARTHA LEONA HERSHNER ALLEN
Martha Leona Hershner Allen, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Xenia, died
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after a short illness.
A loving wife and mother, she was employed as a secretary with Buckeye
Rug in Dayton for more than 30 years. After moving to Marysville, she
was a loyal employee of Dec-Rite for more than 10 years. She will be
remembered as a strong-willed woman of great faith who took tremendous
joy in spoiling her grandchildren.
She was born July 17, 1912, near Mount Gilead to the late Fred and Effie
James Russell and was predeceased by a sister, Mabel Kiefer; a brother,
Marion Russell; her first husband, Howard Hershner; and her second
husband, Clarence Allen.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Horace) McConnell of Marysville;
three sons, Marion (Lois) Hershner of Black Canyon City, Ariz., Fred
(Betty) Hershner of Beavercreek and Norman (Bonnie) Nietzel of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial
will be at River Cliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead at 2:30 p.m. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

MATTHEW FREDERICK BRAMLEY
Matthew Frederick Bramley, 79, of Marysville, formerly of Mouth of
Wilson, Va., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his home.
He was a line metal industry salesman.
He was born July 10, 1924, in Cleveland and is survived by his wife of
55 years, Jeannette Bluck Bramley; a daughter, Vicki (Steve) Seyler of
Marysville; a son, Fred Bramley of New Jersey; five grandchildren,
Tristan and Katie Seyler and Carolyn, Kristin and Matt Bramley; and a
brother, Phillip Bramley of Arizona.
Following cremation, burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in
Cleveland.
The Underwoood Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

DONALD JAY "DONNYPOO" GIBBS
Donald Jay "Donnypoo" Gibbs, 45, of Prospect died Saturday, Sept. 20,
2003.
He was employed by Trucco Construction in Powell and was an avid
fisherman who enjoyed nature. He was a loving father and uncle.
He was born Jan. 26, 1958, in Columbus and was predeceased by a niece,
Valerie.
He is survived by his parents, Jacob L. and Edith Gardner Gibbs of
Columbus; two daughters, Melissa and Ashley of Athens; his former wife,
Karen Gibbs of Athens; a special friend, Cindy Kelley of Lima; a niece,
Brittney; a nephew, Jeffrey; three sisters, Laura Garcelon of Michigan,
Christina Ott of Prospect and Robin Osborne of Columbus; and two
brothers, David Gibbs of California and Richard Gibbs of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral
Home in Prospect. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Division of Wildlife,
1840 Belcher Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224-1300. Cards will be available
at the funeral home.

DORCAS HEIZER
Dorcas Heizer, 83, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, in
Marysville.
She was a member of the former North Lewisburg Friends Church and
attended the River of Life Church in Urbana and Mount Carmel Friends
Church in Cable.
She was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Milford Center to the late Maurice and
Rachel E. DeHaven Wheeler and was predeceased by three sisters, Helen
Barnes, Mary Dubbs and Mamie Wheeler; and two brothers, Walter and
Morris Wheeler Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Leonard D. Heizer whom she
married March 14, 1942, in North Lewisburg; five daughters, Rachel
(John) Hoskinson of North Canton, Rose Mary (Walter) Jackson of North
Lewisburg, Rebecca (Charles) Guisinger of Enon, Ruth (Donald) Erickson
of Sugar Hill, Ga., and Rhoda (Steve) Bosco of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a
son, David (Sheila) Heizer of Ostrander; numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Annette (Lloyd) Metts of Salem and
Jean Fleenor-Picklesimer of Russells Point; and a former
daughter-in-law, Frances Heizer of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel
Friends Church and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Freshwater-McDonald Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

CHARLES W. KIRSCH
Charles W. Kirsch, 77, of Grove City died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003.
A graduate of Marietta College and the Ohio State University, he served
as an Army combat engineer in Europe during World War II. He started his
career in education as a teacher and coach in the Bokescreek Local
School District in Logan County in 1951. He was superintendent of the
Buckeye Local School District and transferred to the Ohio Department of
Education, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church, the VFW, the West Mansfield American Legion and
the Woodsfield Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Joan, and a son, Charles
Randall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Michael Messick will officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway
Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


FREDERICK CARL ALLGOWER
Frederick Carl Allgower, 87, of Sun City, Ariz., for the last 30 years,
formerly of Richwood, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Marion General
Hospital.
He was a 1934 graduate of Richwood High School and a Navy veteran of
World War II. He owned and operated the former Allgower TV Sales and
Service in Richwood and was a member of Richwood VFW Post 870. He
attended both the Central and First United Methodist churches and
enjoyed playing baseball and bowling. He retired from the city of
Fountain Hills, Ariz., as manager and comptroller for the roads and
sanitation district. He was an Arizona Diamondbacks fan and enjoyed
golfing and playing pool with his group, the Hotshots.
He was born June 23, 1916, in Richwood to the late Carl and Anna
Schlegel Allgower. He was the last of his family, having been
predeceased by three brothers, Edgar, Walter and Rusty and a sister,
Florence Duemmel.
He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Andrews Allgower whom he married
Jan. 12, 1941, in Gallipolis; two sons, Fred (Jackie) Allgower of Cave
Creek, Ariz., and Dr. Craig (Barb) Allgower of Cincinnati; a daughter,
Judy (Gary) Benner of Marion; grandchildren, Dr. Lance (Devon) Allgower,
Nicole Lyn Watterson, Kristen Noelle Watterson, Jessica Diane Benner,
Tara Allgower, Lauren Allgower and Chris Allgower; a
great-granddaughter, Taryn Shea Allgower.
In keeping with his wishes, after cremation, a memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Claibourne Cemetery whre veteran's
graveside services will be conducted by Richwood VFW Post 870. The Rev.
Fred Cheney will officiate.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home.

ROBERT MARION PHELPS
Robert Marion Phelps, 75, of North Lewisburg died Saturday, Sept. 20,
2003, in Columbus.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a loving husband,
father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was born May 12, 1928, in Milford Center to the late David L. and
Mary Jane Rhodes Phelps and was predeceased by three sisters, Elsie
Erler, Betty Crum and Lucille Nicklaus; three brothers, Lowan, Everett
and Dick Phelps; and two great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Jake.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice "Arlene" Ferryman Phelps
whom he married March 1, 1947; five daughters, Pamela (Dan) Spain,
Sharon (Larry) Longberry, Linda (Paul) Rutan and Alicia (Carl) Davis of
North Lewisburg and Judy Jackson of Bellefontaine; four sons, Gary
(Steph) Phelps, Dennis (Chris) Pehlps and Douglas (Amelia) Phelps of
North Lewisburg and Steven Phelps of North Lewisburg and his friend,
Connie of Bellefontaine; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 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. Kathy
Reiff will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

ESTHER M. BRUGGER
Esther M. Brugger, 100, of Marion died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at
Community Health Care Center in Marion. She was a former resident of
Rotary Towers for 18 years.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was born May 6, 1903, in Delaware County to the late John W. and
Hattie Wilkins Davis and was predeceased by four brothers, John, David,
Lawrence and Clarence Davis. She married John C. Brugger July 2, 1966,
and he died June 3, 1995.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Claibourne
Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Reed officiating. There will be no
calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.


ELDEN JAY ROPP
Elden Jay Ropp, 82, of Marysville died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was retired from Stocksdale Markets and was a member of the
Marysville First United Methodist Church. He served in the Army Air
Corps in World War II. In years past, he frequently visited the soda
fountain at McCarthy's Drugstore and more recently he enjoyed ordering
and eating burned toast and drinking coffee at the hospital cafeteria.
He was born June 16, 1921, in Wyandot County to the late Elden J. and
Nellie Sicklebaugh Ropp Sr. and was predeceased by a young brother,
Charles A. Ropp.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Cline Ropp whom he married April
10, 1958, in Bellefontaine; three sons, Michael J. (Melissa) Ropp of
Hilliard and Mark J. Ropp and Douglas A. Ropp of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Amy, Eric, Matthew and Kevin; and Amy's mother, Jackie
Callicoat of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday 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. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County MR/DD. Cards will
be available at the funeral home.


MAFALDA ERNASTEINA CARMELLA "MUFFY"
RICCARDI SINCLAIR

Mafalda Ernasteina Carmella "Muffy" Riccardi Sinclair, 73, died
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, after living a full, extraordinary life.
She left her smile and undying spirit on all whom she met and her
greatest legacies are the people she knew and loved. She came to
Marysville in 1973 and retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in
1996 after receiving numerous awards and recognition for her outstanding
years of service. She visited many local churches throughout her
lifetime.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Providence, R.I., to wonderful Italian
immigrant parents, the late Dominic and Elena Rivera Riccardi and was
predeceased by a brother, Frank Riccardi; a sister, Mary (Manny) Duruda;
and her husband, Raymond Sinclair Sr.
She is survived by four children, Mary Ellen (Michael) Maniatis of New
York, Raymond Sinclair Jr. and Melissa Sinclair of Marysville and
Rebecca Sinclair of Florida; grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
including Erica and Logan Freeman, Joshua and Beth Kuehnl and Sabbath
and Autum Lippencott; her oldest sister, Linda (Len) Sward of Rhode
Island; special in-laws and friends, including Dwight and Lois Lowry,
Grace Packman and Mae Carter; and special nieces, including Paula Ryan
and Tiffany Markin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Don Moceri 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.

WILMA JANE HILLIARD
Wilma Jane Hilliard, 62, of Lovell, Wyo., formerly of Marysville, died
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell after a
year-long illness.
She worked at Chenille Products Inc. in Marysville for 21 years before
moving to Wyoming in 1992 where she lived with her niece, Debby Salyer
and family and cared for her great-niece, Raven and great-nephew, Chris.
She was an active member of the Lovell Assembly of God Church and was a
youth Sunday School teacher.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Inith Hilliard of
Urbana-Woodstock Pike; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and
Mary Hilliard Jr. of Marysville.
She is survived by four sisters, Bertha (Ralph) Strunk of Sidney, Judith
Morris of Wyoming, Gloria (Pete) Inskeep of North Lewisburg and Sharon
(Butch) Wampler of Marysville; an uncle, Robert Hilliard of Urbana; and
nieces, nephews and cousins.
After cremation, a memorial service will be held at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lovell Assembly of God, 320
Idaho Ave., Lovell, Wyo. 82431.

REBECCA S. NIXON
Rebecca S. Nixon, 62, of London died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at her
home.
She was employed by the Madison County Probate Court for 45 years where
she was currently serving as chief deputy clerk. She was also currently
serving as London city treasurer, Ward 2B committee member of the
Republican Central Committee and member of the Madison County Republican
Women's Club. She was a founding member of the Career Women's Community
Club where she headed the membership committee and was a member of the
London Federation of Women's Clubs for which she recorded the minutes
for several years. A past member of the London BPW, she had been
president and was 1994 Woman of the Year. She was a member of St.
Patrick Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society and of the
Coover Society where she served as secretary.
She was born Oct. 18, 1940, in London to the late Roy E. and Ruth A.
Stevens Feeley and was predeceased by three sisters, Teresa A. Tatman,
Rosemary Feeley and Betty J. Daily; and a brother, Robert Feeley.
She is survived by her husband, Larry L. Nixon; a daughter, Candace
(Derrick) Kurtz of Galloway; a son, Miles Nixon of London; a brother,
Michael J. (Idella) Feeley of Marysville; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick
Catholic Church in London. The Rev. Ted Sill will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today at the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St., London,
where wake services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Loving Care Hospice.

Condolences may be sent to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

HARRY E. CARPENTER
Harry E. Carpenter, 85, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003,
at Green Hills Nursing Center in West Liberty following an extended
illness.
He operated the West Mansfield Grain Elevator for more than 52 years. He
was a proud member of the West Mansfield Conservation Club and was an
avid hunter and fisherman. He will be remembered as a hard-working man
and devoted father.
He was born July 31, 1918, in Lower Salem to the late Jim and Anna Myers
Carpenter and was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence, Mike and
Forrest Carpenter; and three sisters, Ruth Elsasser, Betty Myers and
Lucille Elliott; and on Nov. 15, 1972, by his beloved wife, Martha James
Carpenter whom he married Oct. 5, 1939.
He is survived by a daughter, Valerie (Duane) Stanley of West Mansfield;
a son, Bob (Sue Ellen) Carpenter of West Mansfield; four grandchildren,
Hillary (Chad) Weiser and Hayden Stanley of West Mansfield, Bob (Barb)
Carpenter of Marysville and JoNell (Jim) Rowan of Oxford; six
great-grandchildren, Haley Weiser, Braxton and Brodie Carpenter and
Zeth, Sydney and Gabe Rowan; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Michael Messick will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Conservation
Club.

FREDERICK CARL  ALLGOWER
Frederick Carl Allgower, 87, of Sun City, Ariz., for the last 30 years,
formerly of Richwood, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Marion General
Hospital.
He was a 1934 graduate of Richwood High School and a Navy veteran of
World War II. He owned and operated the former Allgower TV Sales and
Service in Richwood and was a member of Richwood VFW Post 870. He
attended both the Central and First United Methodist churches and
enjoyed playing baseball and bowling. He retired from the city of
Fountain Hills, Ariz., as manager and comptroller for the roads and
sanitation district. He was an Arizona Diamondbacks fan and enjoyed
golfing and playing pool with his group, the Hotshots.
He was born June 23, 1916, in Richwood to the late Carl and Anna
Schlegel Allgower. He was the last of his family, having been
predeceased by three brothers, Edgar, Walter and Rusty and a sister,
Florence Duemmel.
He is survived by his wife, Doris E. Andrews Allgower whom he married
Jan. 12, 1941, in Gallipolis; two sons, Fred (Jackie) Allgower of Cave
Creek, Ariz., and Craig (Barb) Allgower of Cincinnati; a daughter, Judy
(Gary) Benner of Marion; grandchildren, Dr. Lance (Devon) Allgower,
Nicole Lyn Watterson, Kristen Noelle Watterson, Jessica Diane Benner,
Tara Allgower, Lauren Allgower and Chris Allgower; a
great-granddaughter, Taryn Shea Allgower.
In keeping with his wishes, after cremation, a memorial service will be
held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.

FLOYD WESLEY DOBBIN
Floyd Wesley Dobbin, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Brocton, N.Y., and
Cadillac, Mich., died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
He was retired after 30 years with Welch Foods of Westfield, N.Y., and
was one of the founders and charter members of The Church of the
Nazarene in Brocton. He had attended the Church of the Nazarene in
Cadillac, Mich., and Marysville.
He was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Jamestown, N.Y., to the late Floyd Earl
and Minnie May Terwillinger Dobbin and was predeceased by his first
wife, Edna Bosworth Dobbin in June 1972; his second wife, Nancy Tallman
Dobbin in March 2000; and a brother, Clyde Dobbin.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Dobbin of Jamestown and Kenneth
(Kareen) Dobbin of Marysville; a daughter, Sue (Don) Moore of Jamestown;
a stepdaughter, Pamela Weast of Waipahu, Hawaii; seven grandchildren;
several great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Claire Christensen of Stockton,
N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of the
Nazarene in Brocton. The Rev. David Nelson will officiate and burial
will be at Westfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Morse
Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave., Brocton, from 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 122 W. Main St.,
Brocton, N.Y. 14716.
Local arrangements were handled by the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

LILLIAN HAZEL YOUNG
Lillian Hazel Young, 90, of Raymond died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures following a two-week illness.
She was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. A homemaker, she especially loved bluegrass music.
She was born March 15, 1913, in Sandy Hook, Ky., to the late Riley and
Julie Adkins Day. Preceding her in death were three brothers, Acie,
Wilace and Wilard Day; two sisters, Jewel and Rena Day; and four
husbands, Leander Brown, Clifton Kight, Ralph Smith and Warren G. Young,
who died July 8.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Rosella) Brown of Chillicothe and
Wilard Emerson (Patricia) Brown of South Salem; a step-son, W. Keith
(Arlene) Young of Raymond; several grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will take place at Raymond
Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Church of Christ in
care of the funeral home.

CHARLES N. RINEHART
Charles N. Rinehart, 73, of Bellefontaine died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003,
at his residence.
He was retired after 30 years as a soil technician with the U.S. Soil
Conservation Service. He worked for the Logan County Map Room for nine
years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of
Bellefontaine and actively served on various committees and boards. He
served on community service projects such as our Daily Bread and Green
Hills Center and he enjoyed playing Santa at various functions. He was a
former Boy Scout Troop leader, chairman of Lutheran Community Service,
member of First Lutheran Church Council, past president of the Loan
County American Cancer Society and an active member of the Loan County
Agrarian Club. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Nelsonville to the late Orville and
Glenetta Beard Schott and was predeceased by a sister, Audry Sines; and
a nephew, Lionel Sines.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Dort Rinehart whom he married June
23, 1952, in Jerome; four daughters, Kathleen Topping and her friend,
Tom Wood of Bellefontaine, Bonnie Watkins of Bellefontaine, Joy (Joe)
Buffkin of West Liberty and Jill Vanover of Bellefontaine; three
grandchildren, Emily (Drew) Reminder, C. Ryan Buffkin and Colt Vanover;
and two sisters, Phylis (Dale) Leppert of Ocala, Fla., and Betsy Schott
of Leesburg, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United
Methodist Church in Bellefontaine. The Rev. William Zeller will
officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West
Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Tricare Hospice of
Bellefontaine.

CLYDE EDISON STOCKDALE
Clyde Edison Stockdale, 82, inventor, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at
Milcrest Nursing Center.
A graduate of Philo High School, he worked as a lock tender on the
Muskingum River and at one time was the youngest person in the country
to hold a river boat pilot's license. He served with the Army Coast
Artillery during World War II and was awarded the American Theater
Ribbon and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars for
participation in the battles of the Western Pacific, Saipan and Iwo Jima
and the Ryukyus. He used his G.I. benefits to learn to fly and held a
pilot's license for many years. He moved to Canton in 1946.
He worked for Diebold Inc. for 35 years and in 1984 invented a machine
that is used to recycle loose-fill polystyrene packaging material. He
founded the Poly-Vac Company and was granted a patent for the invention.
He was a faithful and active member of Perry Trinity United Methodist
Church. He was active in the lives of his children which led to his
involvement with Great Trail Girl Scout Camp, Young Life and Habitat for
Humanity. For many years, he served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop
17 in Perry Township.
He was born in Philo to the late Nell Lynch and Ira Lewis Stockdale and
was predeceased by two sisters, Hilah Stockdale and Edith Robinson and a
nephew, Jon (J.D.("Jack") Robinson.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Margaret Bremkamp Stockdale whom
he married Dec. 27, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Canton; four
sons, David (Judi) of Cincinnati, Jon "Jack" (Joan of Poznan, Poland,
Daniel of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Timothy (Kathryn) of Bolivar; three
daughters, Jean (Vladimir Jivotovski) Stockdale of Highland Park, N.J.,
Martha Stockdale of Canton and Susan (Gary) Strutner of Marysville; 19
grandchildren; a great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and his caring
friends at Milcrest.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Reed Funeral Home in Canton. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Loving Care
Hospice in Marysville; Stark County Young Life or Boy Scouts of
American, Buckeye, Council; or volunteer time with a charity of choice.
Local arrangements are by the Underwood Funeral Home.

NAOMI GAY "SUSIE" APPLEMAN REES
Naomi Gay "Susie" Appleman Rees, 90, of Marysville, formerly of the
Irwin area, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County. A longtime
resident of Irwin, she was a member of the Caldwell Memorial United
Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Union County to the late Floyd and Ella
Morgan Appleman and was predeceased by five sisters, Freida Eby, Fay
Cook, Audrie Blum, Leona Goins and Ethel Primmer; a brother, Orville
Appleman; and a daughter, Maxine E. Goodrich. She was married to LeRoy
Douglas Rees Aug. 30, 1930, by the Rev. Ben Middleton in Milford Center
and he died June 7, 1998.
She is survived by her sons, LeRoy Gene (Irene) Rees of Marysville, John
W. (Karen) Rees of Middleton, Wis., and Stephen D. (Jean) Rees of
Ostrander; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Mark Rees, Kevin Rees, David Frasier, Scott Warner,
Josh Rees and Gene Rees.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DOROTHY LIEDER CURRY
Dorothy Lieder Curry, 92, of Marysville died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a resident of Naples, Fla., for 35 years where she
attended Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. She was a member of First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville and was a volunteer for Memorial
Hospital of Union County, the Windsor Senior Center and her church in
Florida. She was a former board member for the Union County Chapter of
the American Red Cross. She was a graduate of Salem High School and
attended Ohio Wesleyan University where she studied food and nutrition.
She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and sharing lunch and fellowship
at the senior center. She also enjoyed her home which overlooked MacIvor
Woods where she enjoyed watching wildlife.
She was born Aug. 7, 1911, in Salem to the late Phillip H. and Emma
Zuberbuhler Lieder and was predeceased by her husband, John Blair Curry
on March 22, 1987; and two brothers, Phillip and Robert Lieder.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty "Betsy" (Ken) Schooff of Chapel
Hill, N.C., and Judy (Larry) Ohnsman of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
Doug (Laura) Smith of Dublin, Susan (Mac) Greer of Florida, Anne (Bill)
Edgar of Sylvania, Mary (Rick) Ing of New Jersey, George (Karen) Schooff
of Michigan, Peter Schooff of New York and Blair Schooff of London,
England; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elnora Lieder of
Pennsylvania; and many special friends at the Windsor Senior Center.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Meals, c/o Cathy Amrine,
376 Rosehill Drive.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MAE E. RAUSCH
Mae E. Rausch, 82, of Summerton, S.C., formerly of Marysville, died
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Lake Marion Nursing Facility in Manning,
S.C.
She was a retired bookkeeper for the Marysville Journal-Tribune and a
longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
She was born May 19, 1921, in West Carrollton to the late Dale R. and
Vera L. Holaday Pullins and lived most of her life in the Mechanicsburg
and Marysville areas. She married John L. Rausch in Mechanicsburg and he
died Sept. 1, 1972.
She is survived by her children, Mark A. (Susan) Rausch of Summerton and
Teri A. West of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Joe Barker, Andrea and
Shannon Rausch, Tara R. West and Rodney Urton; three
great-grandchildren, Alec Hendricks, Kendra Taylor and Logan Kenneth
Alan Dunn; a brother, James L. (Glenna) Pullins of Mechanicsburg; a
sister, Juanita (Skeeter) Coffey of Summerton; and a special friend of
more than 70 years, Maybelle Wiant of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

TERRENCE "TERRY" LEE HORCH
Terrence "Terry" Lee Horch, 61, of Plain City died suddenly Tuesday,
Sept. 2, 2003, at his home.
He was employed by Ranco Controls of North America in Plain City for 42
years. A 1960 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, he was a U.S. navy
veteran. He was a life member of VFW Darby Post 3268 in Plain City and a
member of the Plain City United Methodist Church.
He was born May 6, 1942, in Columbus to the late Edward J. and Kathryn
Thomas Horch and was predeceased by his stepmother, Florence Hawes Adams
Horch.
He is survived by cousins, Jimmy Moder and Thomas Horch of Marysville,
Harold Horch of Milford Center and James Kaufman and Paul Kaufman of
Plain City; a stepsister, Marjorie McCreary of Plain City; a
stepbrother, Phillip Adams of Plain City; and his beloved dog, Satch.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Forest
Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post
3268. The Rev. Stephen Price will officiate. The Ferguson Funeral Home
in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

HELEN PATCH
Helen Patch, 83, of Union County died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at St.
Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was a lifelong member of the Jerome United Methodist Church, a
50-year member of the George Lewis Bherens Order of the Eastern Star and
a member of the Rebekahs.
She was born March 1, 1920, in Union County to the late Grover and
Mattie Jones Jackson and was predeceased by three sisters, Mabel Duffy
Carson, Irene McCormick and Eleanor Firman; and a daughter, Linda
Brenning.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, George "Bud" Patch Sr.; a
son, George "Buddy" Patch Jr.; two daughters, Virginia "Ginny" Smiley
and Teresa "Terry" Perry; nine grandchildren, Scott and Sherri Patch,
Rick and David Smiley, Brenda Smiley Compton, Senior Airman Jeremy
Perry, Amy Perry Smith and Sean and Chris Brenning; 12
great-grandchildren, Jesse and Crystal Patch, Tyler, Wesley, Kirsten,
Joshua and Hannah Smiley, Tallon Smiley Coffee, Jacob and Jillian Smiley
Compton, Riley and Sadira Brenning; and a great-great-granddaughter,
Hailie Smiley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at the Oller
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and one
hour prior to the service at the funeral home where an Eastern Star
service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scioto Valley Christian Union,
5447 Riverside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

ROBERT "ROB" EUGENE ROSETTE II
Robert "Rob" Eugene Rosette II, 40, of Marysville died quietly
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home.
A gentle man of faith, big-hearted son and brother, fun-loving friend,
generous neighbor and courageous example to the community, he was the
oldest survivor of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy in the central Ohio
area. He was a 1982 graduate of Marysville High School and a 1990
rehabilitation graduate of Wright State University. He worked as a
consumer advocate of Worknet, a division of Union County MR/DD.
He was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church where he
was active in Sunday School and enjoyed Bible studies with friends. He
was a member of the Central Ohio Emmaus community and attended Promise
Keepers. He was a former member of DeMolay and a member of B.P.O. Elks
3320. He was a "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" enthusiast and a devoted Ohio
State football fan.
He was born May 21, 1963, in Marysville and was predeceased by his
father, Russell "Gus" P. Rosette on Dec. 17, 1996.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia "Ginny" Ferris Rosette; a sister,
Teresa "Terri" (Doug) Paver of Tampa, Fla.; two uncles, Charlie Ferris
of Marysville and Robert E. Rosette of Arlington, Va.; three aunts, Char
(Curtis) Daggett of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sandy (Doug) Morris of
Bellefontaine and Lillian (Dan) Eley of Denver, Colo.; a niece, Natalie
Nelson; nephews, Jeremy (Lisa) Sampsell and Ken and Matt Nelson;
great-aunts, Lucette Zwerner and Sally Carney of Florida; special
cousins, Eric Smith and Amy Westervelt; and many other relatives,
friends and loving nurses.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Scot Ocke and Richard Teller will
officiate and private burial will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home
where an Elks memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A luncheon will
be held following the funeral at the Burnside Family Life Center of the
church.
Pallbearers will be Jim Fitzgerald, Jamey Johnson, Dan Ryan, Jeremy
Sampsell, Michael and Patrick Slater, Eric Smith, Scott Waters, Gary
Woodson, Scott Vallery and Clay Bauserman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Muscular
Dystrophy Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ZOLA L. CAROTHERS WHITE
Zola L. Carothers White, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, after a
short illness.
A lifetime resident of Marion County and a 1939 graduate of LaRue High
School, she was a seamstress in the alteration department at J.C. Penney
until her retirement in April 1990. She was a wonderful seamstress and
cook, well known for her orange jelly roll which won the best
miscellaneous dessert in the Marion Star Cookbook Contest in 1986. A
devoted wife and mother, she was a member of the former Morral Baptist
Church and served the Lord in many capacities.
She was born Jan. 30, 1921, in LaRue to the late Howard and Ella Calvert
Carothers and was predeceased by a daughter, Faye VanGorden in 1998; two
brothers, Carl Carothers of LaRue and Floyd Latimer of Hepburn; five
sisters, Viola Fierbend of Bryan, Relva Osborn of Kenton, Pauline Vance
of Marysville, Cora Emma Rinesmith of Marion and Ethel Latimer of LaRue.
She married J. Harmon "Whitey" White and he died Oct. 1, 1981.
She is survived by son, Leonard (Bonnie) White; four daughters, Carol
(Richard) VanGorden, DeLee (David) Spriggs, Robyn White and Phyllis
(Ken) Kiggans; nine grandchildren, Rick (Sheryl) VanGorden, Philip
(Jalayne) VanGorden, Tim (Janet) VanGorden, Mathew (Stephanie)
VanGorden, Beth White, Scott (Robin) White, Shari (Kevin) Davis, Bradley
Spriggs and Judson White; great-grandchildren, Richie, Connor, Andrew,
Ethan and Jacob VanGorden, Justin Clark, Kristen and Erica White,
Sabrina and Matthew Middleton, Cassandra Washmund, Dakota Brugler, Karol
VanGorden and Audrey Davis; a sister-in-law, Mary Owen of Marion; many
nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boyd Funeral
Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion. Dr. Charles Reed will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgedale schools in honor of
Zola and her love of children.

FLOYD R. BURCHETT
Floyd R. Burchett, 62, of Unionville Center died Thursday, Sept. 4,
2003, at his home.
He was retired from Dublin Building Systems with more than 20 years of
service and was a member of the Unionville Center United Methodist
Church, Hardin County Coon Hunters Association and McGuffey Conservation
Club. He was an avid Dale Earnhart NASCR fan and enjoyed fishing camping
and, most of all, his grandchildren.
He was born June 18, 1941, in Vanceburg, Ky., and was predeceased by his
father, Albert Burchett and an infant brother, William Lloyd.
He is survived by his mother, Bernice Spillman Burchett of Louisa, Ky.;
his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia "Patty" Lou Brown Burchett; three
children, Melinda (Lee) Lutz of Kenton, Rex Allen (Tammy) Burchett of
Grayson, Ky., and Michelle (Martin) Exline of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Jessica Lutz and Marcus Lutz of Kenton and Nathan
Burchett of Grayson; four brothers, Gilbert (Donna) Burchett of Plain
City, Arthur Burchett of Richwood, Paul (Dixie) Burchett of Portsmouth
and Wayne (Kathy) Burchett of Louisa; four sisters, Alberta (Keith) Gee
of Olive Hill, Ky., Ruth (James) McKennie of Adams, Ky., Barbara (Gene)
Green of Johnson County, Ky., and Edith (Chris) Hogston of Portsmouth;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastors Phil Conrad and Leo Cunningham will
officiate and burial will be at the Darby Township Cemetery in
Unionville Center. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church at 127 Main St., Unionville Center, Ohio 43077, or
Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 613, Marysville.

ELOISE IONE FORRY GIBSON
Eloise Ione Forry Gibson, 97, died at her home in Orange, Calif.,
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003.
She taught business courses in public schools in Union County and was
the junior high school principal at Chuckery Darby for several years.
She also taught advanced business at the Criss Business College in
Orange and the Orange County Business College in Anaheim, Calif. She
graduated from Ohio Northern University and spent 52 years as a teacher.

She was a member of Alpha Iota International Sorority, a 50-year member
of Mary Chapter 9 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Marysville, the
American Legion Auxiliary and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
She was born June 22, 1906 in Richwood to the late Frank L. and Mary E.
Bricker Forry and was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Forry of
Anaheim, Calif., in 1989 and Mary A. Scheiderer Cross of Marysville in
1996; three brothers, Carleton of Delphos an in 1974 and Harold "Red"
(1993) and Wilber (1963) of Marysville. She had been married to Paul J.
Gibson 39 years when he died in 1981.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Dr. Kingsley and Sally Forry of
Clermont, Fla., Dr. David and Kathryn Forry of Jeffrey, N.H., Debra
Forry Best of Delphos, Robert and Marilee Scheiderer of Marysville, Rick
and Sue Scheiderer of Columbus and Mary Lou "Molly" Wagner of Kenton;
and many great-nieces and -nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anaheim
Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. David Forry will officiate. Friends may call from
3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vitas Hospice Health Care
Corp., 333 S. Anita Drive, Suite 950, Orange, Calif. 92868.

ROBERT "ROB" EUGENE ROSETTE II
Robert "Rob" Eugene Rosette II, 40, of Marysville died quietly
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home.
A gentle man of faith, big-hearted son and brother, fun-loving friend,
generous neighbor and courageous example to the community, he was the
oldest survivor of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy in the central Ohio
area. He was a 1982 graduate of Marysville High School and a 1990
rehabilitation graduate of Wright State University. He worked as a
consumer advocate of Worknet, a division of Union County MR/DD.
He was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church where he
was active in Sunday School and enjoyed Bible studies with friends. He
was a member of the Central Ohio Emmaus community and attended Promise
Keepers. He was a former member of DeMolay and a member of B.P.O. Elks
3320. He was a "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" enthusiast and a devoted Ohio
State football fan.
He was born May 21, 1963, in Marysville and was predeceased by his
father, Russell "Gus" P. Rosette on Dec. 17, 1996.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia "Ginny" Ferris Rosette; a sister,
Teresa "Terri" (Doug) Paver of Tampa, Fla.; two uncles, Charlie Ferris
of Marysville and Robert E. Rosette of Arlington, Va.; three aunts, Char
(Curtis) Daggett of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sandy (Doug) Morris of
Bellefontaine and Lillian (Dan) Eley of Denver, Colo.; a niece, Natalie
Nelson; nephews, Jeremy (Lisa) Sampsell and Ken and Matt Nelson;
great-aunts, Lucette Zwerner and Sally Carney of Florida; special
cousins, Eric Smith and Amy Westervelt; and many other relatives,
friends and loving nurses.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Scot Ocke and Richard Teller will
officiate and private burial will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood Funeral Home
where an Elks memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A luncheon will
be held following the funeral at the Burnside Family Life Center of the
church.
Pallbearers will be Jim Fitzgerald, Jamey Johnson, Dan Ryan, Jeremy
Sampsell, Michael and Patrick Slater, Eric Smith, Scott Waters, Gary
Woodson and Scott Vallery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Muscular
Dystrophy Association.

EDNA MAE CAREY
Edna Mae Carey, 80, of West Liberty died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Green
Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
She was born July 18, 1923, in Freeport, N.Y., to the late Joseph and
Grace Bliss Golden Allen and was predeceased by a son, Stephen Hatcher
in 1975; and two husbands, Ray Hatcher and Hugh Carey.
She is survived by three daughters, Lori Hatcher of Woodstock, Ellen
Moore of North Lewisburg and Dawn Pettis of Kentucky; two sons, David
Hatcher of Alabama and Roger Hatcher of Georgia; nine grandchildren,
Stephen, David, Scott, Sarah, Samantha, Kelsey, Kelly, Barry and Aaron;
a great-granddaughter, Michelle; and a sister, June (Jerry) Cooper of
North Carolina.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Lewisburg. The Rev.
Clarence G. Heis will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the contributor's local humane
society.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SARAH M. SANDERS DIAMOND
Sarah M. Sanders Diamond, 38, of Raymond died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003,
at her home as a result of an ATV accident.
She was a restaurant waitress and a graduate of Marysville High School.
She enjoyed fishing, children, music, gardening, playing the piano and
shopping with her sister-in-law.
She was born Sept. 7, 1964, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
parents, Sam Sanders and Bill and Bonnie Graham and a brother, Terry
Sanders.
She is survived by her husband, Rickie J. Diamond whom she married Sept.
17, 2001, at New Horizons Baptist Church; her children, Kayla Trimble of
Milford Center, Nikki Sanders and Jennifer Diamond of Marysville and
Lisa Jo (Mike) Siders, Jessica Diamond and Rickie Diamond of Raymond;
two grandchildren, Chase and Bailey Siders; three sisters, Colleen
(David) Speicher, Sandy (Rick) Bushong and Liz (Mike) Ripley of
Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Connie (Mike) Kise of Raymond and Nancy
(Bryan) Smith of Broadway; two brothers-in-law, Randy (Tracy) Diamond of
Marysville and Paul (Jeannie) Diamond of Raymond; her mother- and
father-in-law, Johnnie Diamond and Rose McMillen of Raymond; and many
other relatives and friends, including a special nephew, Austin Bobblitt
of Marysville.


CHARLES M. HILL
Charles M. Hill, 84, of Ostrander died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired farmer and a 23-year associate of Dennison Abex. He was
also a former employee of G.W. Way in Delaware for 17 years. He was a
veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippines and Northern Solomons as an
ambulance driver in the 112th Medical Battalion, and a life member of
VFW Post 3320.
A graduate of West Mansfield High School, he was born Jan. 2, 1919, in
Leesburg Township to the late Pearl E. and Carrie M. Jones Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Current Shanks Hill, whom he married
Sept. 6, 1947; four sons, C. Terry (Jean) Hill of Jerome, Gary (Wanda)
Hill of Marysville, Ron (Margie) Hill of Ostrander and Tony D. (Betty)
Hill of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Yacoub, Kristi
(Kevin) Smith, Kevin, Chad, Scott, Betsy, Candy and Tony Hill.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial
will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 and condolences may
be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ABBIGAIL "ABBY" ELIZABETH MARIE SCHEIDERER
Abbigail "Abby" Elizabeth Marie Scheiderer, 2, of Marysville died
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She enjoyed classical music, especially Bach and Beethoven, and enjoyed
watching Disney movies. Her favorite movie was "Fantasia."
She was born June 27, 2001, in Marysville to Michael C. and Shelly L.
Williams Scheiderer and they survive. She is also survived by a twin
brother, Evan Bricker Lee Scheiderer; maternal grandparents, Caleb and
Janie Williams of Peoria; paternal grandparents, Mary (David) Sampson of
Arizona and Bob (Marilee) Scheiderer of Marysville; a great-grandmother,
Winnie Inez Williams of Raymond; aunts and uncles, Connie (Jonathan)
Downey of Gahanna, Corinna Williams of Peoria, Matthew Williams and his
fiancee, Brandi Boone of Russells Point and Robert (Greta) Scheiderer of
Nashport; cousins, Rosealyn and Nathaniel Downey and Andrew, Jacob and
Rebecca Scheiderer; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, other relatives
and good friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at
the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LUTRELL H. TROESCH
Lutrell H. Troesch, 81, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the
OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
He retired in 1987 after 25 years of service as superintendent of the
school system at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. A proud veteran of the
U.S. Air Force, he was a graduate of Chuckery Darby High School and
received a bachelor of science degree from the Ohio State University. He
taught and served as superintendent of Tiro High School beginning in
1951 and in 1954 moved overseas with his family and taught science and
physical education at George Washington High School in Mong Mong, Guam,
until 1957. Upon his return to the United States, he taught at Darby
High School in Unionville Center until his employment with the state
reformatory system began.
He was born March 3, 1922, in Marysville to the late Emil and Selma
Rausch Troesch and was predeceased by his wife, Maxine; and a daughter,
Nacrina on May 3, 2003.
He is survived by a son, David Troesch of Marysville; a brother, Carl
(Helen) Troesch of Marysville; and a sister, Burdetta (Roy) Scheiderer
of Upper Arlington.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial with full military
honors conducted by the Union County Veterans Military Honor Guard will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John F.
Wible Memorial Dialysis Fund in care of the funeral home or the Union
County Foundation, 126 N. Main St., Marysville.

SARAH M. SANDERS DIAMOND
Sarah M. Sanders Diamond, 38, of Raymond died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003,
at her home as a result of an ATV accident.
She was a restaurant waitress and a graduate of Marysville High School.
She enjoyed fishing, children, music, gardening, playing the piano and
shopping with her sister-in-law.
She was born Sept. 7, 1964, in Marysville and was predeceased by her
parents, Bill and Bonnie Graham and a brother, Terry Sanders.
She is survived by her husband, Rickie J. Diamond whom she married Sept.
17, 2001, at New Horizons Baptist Church; her children, Kayla Trimble of
Milford Center, Nikki Sanders and Jennifer Diamond of Marysville and
Lisa Jo (Mike) Siders, Jessica Diamond and Rickie Diamond of Raymond;
two grandchildren, Chase and Bailey Siders; two sisters-in-law, Connie
(Mike) Kise of Raymond and Nancy (Bryan) Smith of Broadway; a
brother-in-law, Randy (Tracy) Diamond of Marysville; her mother- and
father-in-law, Johnnie Diamond and Rose McMillen of Raymond; and many
other relatives and friends, including a special nephew, Austin Bobblitt
of Marysville.
Graveside services were held today at the Broadway Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


DONALD R. "JAKE" HINES
Donald R. "Jake" Hines, 76, of West Liberty died Saturday, Aug. 30,
2003, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima.
He was retired from farming and Howard Sober Trucking where he was a
semi truck driver. He was a member of the Bellefontaine VFW and enjoyed
farming, camping, auto racing and spending time with his family.
He was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Arbelia to the late Guy F. and Zella
Cunningham Hines and was predeceased by a son, Donnie Hines; a
granddaughter; a brother, Lloyd Hines; and two sisters, Lena Fields
Bates and Ruth McIntosh.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Roth Hines whom he married June 20,
1975, in Springhills; four sons, Dennis K. Hines of Bellefontaine,
Timothy F. (Beverly) Hines of Urbana, C. Joe (Diane) Hines of DeGraff
and Brian J. (Lisa) Roth of West Liberty; three daughters, Lori D. Hines
and Julie D. (Pete) Hatfield of Bellefontaine and Marlee J. (Craig)
Parker of West Liberty; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty. The Rev. William Yanney
will officiate and graveside services will be held at Philadelphia
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


CHARLES M. HILL
Charles M. Hill, 84, of Ostrander died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 30,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired farmer and a 23-year associate of Dennison Abex. He was
also a former employee of G.W. Way in Delaware for 17 years. He was a
veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippines and Northern Solomons as an
ambulance driver in the 112th Medical Battalion, and a life member of
VFW Post 3320.
A graduate of West Mansfield High School, he was born Jan. 2, 1919, in
Leesburg Township to the late Pearl E. and Carrie M. Jones Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Current Shanks Hill, whom he married
Sept. 6, 1947; four sons, C. Terry (Jean) Hill of Jerome, Gary (Wanda)
Hill of Marysville, Ron (Margie) Hill of Ostrander and Tony D. (Betty)
Hill of Richwood; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason) Yacoub, Kristi
(Kevin) Smith, Kevin, Chad, Scott, Betsy, Candy and Tony Hill.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial
will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 and condolences may
be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VERNON MAR HOBBS
Vernon Mar Hobbs, 90, of Marysville died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, with
his family by his side at Milcrest Nursing Center after an extended
illness.
A proud lifetime farmer, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and
served in the invasion of Normandy. He was a member of Marysville
Millcreek VFW Post 3320 and Marysville Eagles Lodge 3506 and enjoyed
hunting and fishing. He took great joy in maintaining his independence
and was a truly unique person who will be remembered as a much-loved
grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was born Dec. 12, 1912, in Apple Grove, W.Va., to the late Elisha and
Laura Flint Hobbs and was predeceased by a son, Vernon D. "Pete" Hobbs
Nov. 15, 2002; a sister; five brothers; and his first wife, Vesta Wray
Hobbs. He married Effie Alfaretta "Babe" Crabbe Hobbs in December 1959
and she died March 6, 1998.
He is survived by a daughter, Ruby Niday of Springfield; his
stepdaughter and longtime care giver, Harriette Vance of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Georgann Hobbs of Marysville; a grandson, Larry (Barb)
Hobbs; five granddaughters, Mary Jo (Allan) DeGood, Clarine (Jeff)
Marsh, Molly (Lee) Hundley, Marilyn (Gene) Vigar and Carolyn (Tom)
Jackson; three step-granddaughters, Barbara Swinning, Melissa (James)
Withrow and Melinda (Jay) Detty; several great- and
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Marilyn) Hobbs of
Findlay; four sisters, Rosalie (Ivan) Phelps of Marysville, Annie
Phillips of New Riegel, Della Terry of Tiffin and Marie Coppes of
Leesburg, Fla; two sisters-in-law, Alice and Marie Hobbs of Findlay; and
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Kandy Burch of the Raymond United
Methodist Church will officiate and burial with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Military Honor Guard will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Charles Parker, Allan DeGood, Vernon Swinning, Wayne
McCarty, Doug Leibold, Larry and Matt Hobbs and Shane Poling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Methodist Church,
21698 Main St., Raymond, Ohio 43067.


JOHN RICHARD JOLLIFF
John Richard Jolliff, 83, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Byhalia, died
Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
He owned the Harris, Jolliff and Michel Lumber Yard in Byhalia and was a
member of the former Byhalia United Methodist Church, Ohio Lumberman's
Association, Union County Fair Board and Lions Club. He was an active
member of the Union County Republican Party and served on the board of
directors for the Richwood Banking Company, M&M Bank and Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Union County to the late Delbert Grant
and Eva Krouskup Jolliff and was predeceased by three brothers, Charles,
Paul and Delbert Grant "Junior" Jolliff; and two sisters, Mildred
Cummins and Rachel Harris. He married Margaret Maxine Clark May 23,
1941, and she died Dec. 22, 1983. He was also predeceased by his second
wife, Betty Miller Jolliff, to whom he was married for four years before
her death.
He is survived by two sons, Robert Grant (Rebecca) Jolliff of Zanesfield
and John Dennis (Sue) Jolliff of Findlay; two daughters, Jennifer Coons
of Richwood and Linda Pope of Genoa; six grandchildren; three
great-granddaughters; and a sister, Kay Lower of Michigan.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating and burial was at the
Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.

LOWELL L. PICKLESIMER
Lowell L. Picklesimer, 76, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Friday,
Aug. 29, 2003, at the OSU hospitals.
A retired accountant, he was a longtime employee of the Ohio Grain
Company in Milford Center and had retired from the Prospect Farmers
Exchange in Prospect. He was also retired after 25 years as a volunteer
on the Union Township Fire Department. He was a member of Mount Carmel
Friends Church, a former clerk for the and village of Milford Center and
treasurer for the Fairbanks Summer Little League Baseball Association.
Through his church, he belonged to the Men of Vision and Friends
Disaster Service which built homes for victims of tragedies around the
world.
He was a man of faith who was generous with his time to help others who
were less fortunate. He was content with life and had a wonderful sense
of humor, always ready to pass on a joke. His jolly personality was
exhibited in the years he played Santa Claus and his pleasure in giving
was shown by surprising young children in his church with a 50-cent
piece on their birthdays. He had a great outlook of life and never met a
stranger. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, puttering around his vegetable
garden, planting cabbage in flowerbeds, playing euchre and serenading on
his harmonica.
Dedicated to his family, he was always ready to play marbles with his
grandchildren, go fishing with anyone who wanted to go or have a good
time traveling and camping with them.
He was born March 23, 1927, in Mechanicsburg to the late Challie and
Suna Mae Lemaster Picklesimer and was predeceased by a brother, Willis.
He married Dorothy M. Cushman Sept. 11, 1949, in Beloit and she died
Dec. 2, 2002.
He is survived by his second wife, Jean Fleenor whom he married July 31,
2003; children, David M. (Kathy) Picklesimer of Milford Center, Mary
Lynn (Steven) Strausbaugh of Irwin and Susie M. (John) Gamble and John
L. "JP" (Jennifer) Picklesimer of Marysville; three stepsons, Rick
(Connie) Esch and Michael (Melissa) Esch of West Liberty and Terry
(Lisa) Esch of Huntsville; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
seven step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
James (Jean) Picklesimer of Florida and Max (Marilyn) Picklesimer of
Upper Sandusky; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Picklesimer of Galloway.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Carmel
Friends Church near Cable. The Rev. Tom Showalter will officiate and
burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends
may call today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's seven grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the Union Township
Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

FLORENCE ELLEN WELCH
Florence Ellen Welch, 89, of Marysville died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife and beloved matriarch of her
family. She was a 1933 graduate of North Lewisburg High School where she
excelled in basketball. She formerly worked as a cook for the Marysville
schools. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and cooking and took great pride
in taking care of her family. She will be remembered for her terrific
sense of humor and all her wonderful motherly attributes.
She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in North Lewisburg to the late Lawrence and
Ethel Bloomquist Burroughs and was predeceased by a grandson, Michael
Griffis; two brothers, Earl Burroughs and Clark Burroughs; and four
sisters, Blanche Cowgill, Hazel Winslow, Ruth Simpson and May
Scheiderer. She married Lester J. Welch Oct. 14, 1939, in Kentucky and
he died Dec. 28, 1996.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Virginia) Burroughs of Sidney; three
daughters, Jean (Jim) Campbell of Cincinnati, Dora (Paul) Griffis of
Sidney and Debbie Gordon of Marysville; 11 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine
Pennington of North Lewisburg and Pearle Collinson of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Bob (Margaret) Welch of Raymond; many nieces and
nephews; and the caring staff of The Gables at Green Pastures.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Sharritts will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2 to 6
p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables activity fund in care
of the funeral home.

WILLIAM C. FRALEY
William Clifton Fraley, 81, of Mechanicsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 29,
2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Dayton.
He retired from Johnson Manufacturing and served his country in the
United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Freewill
Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 42 years. He was a loving
husband, father and grandfather.
He was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Greenup County, Ky., to the late Farris
and Anna Boggs Fraley and was predeceased by two sisters, Janie Hayes
and Augusta Mae Fraley and a brother, Jonas Fraley.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eva Tatman Fraley whom he
married July 14, 1946; five daughters, Anna Mae (William) Culwell of
Mount Sterling, Ethel (Max) Collier of London, Beverly Sanford and
Virginia Wilson of Mechanicsburg and Katherine (Tim) Lewis of Wellston;
four sons, Charles (Lois) Fraley of Marysville and Paul (Bev) Fraley,
David Fraley and Victor Fraley of Mechanicsburg; 19 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charley, Gene and Paul Fraley; two
sisters, Mozelle Sparks and Louise Young; and a host of nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rosedale
Freewill Baptist Church. The Revs. Oscar Baldwin and Wandell Toney will
officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.

GLENNA F. HYLAND MAPES
Glenna F. Hyland Mapes, 71, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a serious one-month illness.
She was employed for many years as a secretary/receptionist with Don
Cook Real Estate in Marysville and also worked as a pharmacy clerk at
McCarthy's Drug Store. She was a member of the First Congregational
United Church of Christ and Mary Chapter 9, Order of the Eastern Star.
She graduated from Union Local High School in 1950. She enjoyed
vegetable and flower gardening and visiting family and friends. She will
be remembered as a kind woman and a loving and devoted mother and
grandmother.
She was born June 4, 1932, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late William and
Lorena May Rice Jones and was predeceased by a sister, Helen Crider; her
father- and mother-in-law, Harold E. and Ruth By Hyland; a
sister-in-law, Claudia Jones; and a brother-in-law, Donald E. Hyland.
She married Richard D. Hyland Dec. 26, 1951, and he died July 18, 1976.
She then married Rodney L. Mapes July 8, 1981, and he died Jan. 15,
1994.
She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Donald) O'Donnell of
London, Jan (Mike) Kimbler of Milford Center and Carla (Marc) Wells of
Grove City; two grandchildren, Sarah and Brian Kimbler; a sister, L.
Hope Jones of Marysville; two brothers, Don C. Jones of Marathon Key,
Fla. and John W. (Linda) Jones of Lancaster; two brothers-in-law, Max
Crider of Marion and Robert (Mary Ann) Hyland of Marysville; several
nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Revs. Marty Cramer and David Berna
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home where an Order of the
Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

ROMAN MILLER
Roman Miller, 98, of Plain City died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, at Doctors
Hospital West after complications from a broken hip sustained in a fall
a day after his birthday.
He lived most of his life in Plain City and since 1992 had lived at
Pleasant Valley Colony. He was retired from Youman's Feed Mill and
worked at Howland Hardware in Plain City. He was a charter member of
Sharon Mennonite Church when it was founded in 1933 and continued to be
an active member until his death. He will long be remembered for his
interest and participation in music. For many years he sang tenor in a
quartet with his brother, Abner, and nieces, Emma and Nancy. He was an
enthusiastic song leader and soloist.
He was born Oct. 19, 1905, near Millersburg to the late William and
Lovina Miller Miller, the ninth child in a family of 11 and the last
living child. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Ann Slabaugh of
Canton whom he married March 26, 1933.
He is survived by two daughters, the Rev. Lois Ann (the Rev. Wilmer J.)
Hartman of Archbold and Carol Ruth (the Rev. S. David) Garber of
Scottdale, Pa.; six grandchildren; four grandsons-in-law; and 12
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Sharon Mennonite Church at 10 a.m.
Thursday. Pastor Howard Schmitt will officiate. Friends may call at the
church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church building
fund, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City, OH 43064, or Mennonite Missions
Network, 500 S. Main St., P.O. Box 370 Elkhart, IN 46515-0370.
The Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CORINNE RUTH DODGE
Corinne Ruth Dodge, 91, of Dublin, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday,
Oct. 25, 2003, at Friendship Village of Dublin.
She was a graduate of Ohio State University and worked in Puerto Rico
for the U.S. Army as a civilian classification analyst. She worked in
China immediately after World War II with the United Nations Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration, relocating displaced persons, and later
as secretary to the Commanding General of the Advisory Committee to the
Chinese Air Force. She was a staff member on the Panel of Consultants on
Vocational Education to President John F. Kennedy. She retired after 20
years at the National War College in Washington, D.C.
She was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Cleveland to the late Charles and Carrie
Myers Sobotta and was predeceased by a brother, Myron C. Sobotta; and a
sister-in-law, Christine Sobotta.
She is survived by a niece, Sheila (Ricardo) Portillo and her children,
Gabriela Portillo and Carlos Portillo of Boulder City, Nev.; and a
step-niece, Christina Lenhardt and her family of Plain City.
At the request of the deceased, the body has been cremated and a private
burial will take place at Lakewood Park Cemetery in Rocky River at a
later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

DALE C. "STOGIE" NEILL I
Dale C. "Stogie" Neill I, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Jerome, died
Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at his home.
He was retired from O.M. Scott and Sons after 25 years of service. He
was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Jerome Methodist Church
and an avid sports fan who enjoyed eating at Der Dutchman Restaurant.
He was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Jerome to the late Cecil and Ursule Wester
Neill and was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Neill; a sister, Mildred
Simpson; two grandchildren, Robert Schalip and Danniel Schalip, and two
wives, Geraldine Strawser Neill and Hattie Stewart Neill.
He is survived by a son, Dale C. (Faye) Neill II of Marysville; three
daughters, Rebecca Schalip of Marysville, Margaret Neill of Amlin and
Linda Neill of Pickerington; three grandchildren, Donald Schalip, David
Schalip and Brian Neill; and two great-grandchildren, Jesse and Joseph
Schalip.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jerome
Township Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerome United Methodist
Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, OH 43064.

MARY LEONA FARMWALD YUTZY
Mary Leona Farmwald Yutzy, 68, of Plain City died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003,
at her home.
She was a member of United Bethel Mennonite Church.
She was born Feb. 11, 1935, in London to the late Daniel and Emma Miller
Farmwald and was predeceased by her stepfather, Levi Miller and a
sister, Frances Mae Yutzy.
She is survived by her husband, pastor Allen Yutzy; four children,
Regina (Terry) Wolfer of Columbia, S.C., Onita (Stan) Gingerich of
Hamilton, Mont., and Connie (Lonnie) Miller and Jon (Tonya) Yutzy of
Sarasota, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Matthew and David Wolfer, Olivia and
Shea Gingerich, Abby, Amy, Angie and Alyssa Miller and Emily and Holly
Yutzy; three sisters, Frieda Whitmer of Dublin, Sarah Farmwald of
Columbus and Katie (Eli) Beachy of Plain City; and two brothers, Alfred
(Charlene) Farmwald of Plain City and E. Mylo (Nancy) Farmwald of
Columbus.
Funeral services were held today at United Bethel Mennonite Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London, OH 43140.
Arrangements were handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.

JOYCE ELAINE DARBY SCHMID
Joyce Elaine Darby Schmid, 64, of Denver, Colo., formerly of Marysville,
died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Fitzsimmons Nursing Home after a
lengthy illness.
She was a 1956 graduate of Marysville High School and was a flight
attendant for Frontier and Continental Airlines for 35 years, retiring
in 1996.
She was born Nov. 14, 1938, in McArthur to the late Gleneth L. and
Lucille Darby and was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Darby Wilson in
March 1992.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Harvey Schmid; a son,
Gregory (Kellie) Schmid of Denver; a grandson, Hondo Schmid of Denver;
three sisters, Jean Graham of Dallas, Texas, and Donna (Mel) Slagle and
Kay (Terry) Glassburn of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel
and private committal will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

ROBERT ELSMORE JR.
Robert Elsmore Jr., 53, of Nevada, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003,
at his home. He was the father of James R. Elsmore of Marysville.
Arrangements are pending with the Bringman-Clark and Co. Funeral Home in
Upper Sandusky.

IRIS M. QUIMBY
Iris M. Quimby, 91, a resident of Logan Acres and former longtime
resident of West Mansfield died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Mary Rutan
Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She worked as an inspector for 34 years with Harding Machine. She was a
faithful member of Old Union Church of Christ and was a graduate of
Raymond High School. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, shopping and Ohio
State football and was very proud to have attended a Rose Bowl.
She was born July 3, 1912, in Raymond to the late Elmer and Frances
Hayes Quimby and was predeceased by a sister, Helen Thompson and a
niece, Zelma Thompson.
Survivors include her close friend, Elsie Skidmore and family of West
Mansfield; several distant cousins, her church family and countless
friends in the West Mansfield area.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Old Union Church of
Christ, 19980 Raymond Road, Marysville. Dennis Faulkner will officiate
and burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5
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.

HAZEL L. STIERHOFF
Hazel L. Stierhoff, 89, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at
Heartland of Marysville after a long illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where
she was a longtime Sunday School teacher and was active with the Trinity
Women's Circle. She was also active with the Windsor Singers. She will
be remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother.
She was born June 27, 1914, in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Alvin and
Florence Lame Leonard and was predeceased by a son, Alvin Stierhoff; and
two brothers, Harold Leonard and Ralph Leonard. She married Harry G.
Stierhoff Sept. 26, 1932, in Indianapolis and he died June 11, 1982.
She is survived by a son, Harold (Betty) Stierhoff of Cary, N.C.; a
daughter, Sharon (Michael) McConnell of North Canton; four
grandchildren, Michael (Denise) Stierhoff, Vickie (John) Jones, Amanda
McConnell and Shannon McConnell; three great-grandchildren, Christy
Stierhoff and Taylor and Ryan Jones; a brother-in-law, Delmas Clevenger
of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Gertrude (Alfred) Blumenschein of
Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Robert Moore will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School in care of
the funeral home.

MARGARET LAKE BOGGS
Margaret Lake Boggs, 102, formerly of Sutton, W.Va., died Tuesday, Oct.
21, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She had been living since 1995 with her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and
Mrs. Charles W. Holcomb of Richwood. In December 2001 she moved to The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a graduate of Virginia College in Roanoke, Va., and attended
West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. She was a member of Davis
Memorial Presbyterian Church is Gassaway, W.Va., an honorary member of
the Sutton Woman's Club, a past member of Judy's Garden Club and a
member of the Presbyterian Women's Fellowship. Prior to her marriage,
she taught domestic science in the high schools in Gassaway and Davis,
W.Va.
She was a forward-looking business woman in an era when few women were
accepted in managerial positions. Her long association with C.M.
Singleton and Company is well known and under her guidance and
management, the small business of the late 1920s expanded into one of
Sutton's most modern and thriving businesses. The store later held a
franchise with the Ben Franklin Company. She became a partner in the
business in 1959 and continued in its management until her retirement in
1964.
She was born June 25, 1901, in Republican City, Neb., to the late Otis
Kennedy and Nellie Brandt Lake of Lake Charles, La., and was predeceased
by two sons, Thornton Lake Boggs and Ralph Colbert Boggs Jr.; a
granddaughter, Margaret Boggs Hoover; three brothers; and her husband,
Ralph Colbert Boggs Sr. whom she married June 10, 1925.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Charles W.) Holcomb; seven
grandchildren, Martha Campa of Cortland, William G. Boggs of Sutton, Dr.
James W. (Judy) Holcomb of Flowery Branch, Ga., Ann Holcomb of New York,
N.Y., Timothy B. Holcomb of Noblesville, Ind., and Sally (Joseph) Wiley
and Mary (Michael) Price of Richwood; 10 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Kenneth B. Lake Jr. of Lake
Charles, La., and Dr. Francis T. Lake of Gainesville, Ga.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Davis Memorial Church
in Gassaway. The Ballinger Funeral home in Richwood is in charge of
local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 206 Birch St.,
Gassaway, WV 26624, or Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 S.
Fulton St., Richwood, OH 43344.

BERTHA CLARA AMANDA RAUSCH
Bertha Clara Amanda Rausch, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Clintonville,
died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She retired in 1979 after 40 years as legal secretary for Horner and
Kennedy in downtown Columbus. She was a lifetime member of St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was baptized Sept. 29, 1912, and
confirmed March 28, 1926. She was a member of St. John's Ladies Aide and
ACES card club. She attended St. John's parochial school in Marysville
the East School and high school at the West School.
She was born Sept. 20, 1912, in Marysville on Weaver Road to the late
William A. and Louise Elisabeth Scheiderer Rausch and was predeceased by
a sister, Esther Rausch in April 2003; and two brothers, Lawrence F.C.
Rausch and Edwin G. Rausch.
She is survived by two nephews, Dorence (Nancy) Rausch of Marysville and
William (Joyce) Rausch of Edison; two nieces, Carolyn (Norman) Rearick
of Westerville and Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Lively of Worthington.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 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 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church organ fund or the
Lutheran Hour.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JUDITH LEE WHITE
Judith Lee Michael White, 61, of Marysville died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003,
at the OSU Medical Center.
She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church.
She was born June 12, 1942, in Urbana to the late William and Mabel
Vordermark Michael.
She is survived by a son, William Matthew White of Boston, Mass.; two
daughters, Michelle Elizabeth White of Mechanicsburg and Andrea Denise
White of Boston; two sisters, Sue (Jim) Montgomery of Upper Arlington
and Carolyn (Dan) Rice of Marysville; a brother, William E. Michael Jr.
of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mechanicsburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg.

RUBY R. STALEY CRAIG
Ruby R. Staley Craig, 90, of Marysville died
She was the mother of L. Kay Alexander and Walter Staley III of
Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call one hour
prior to the services.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper.

DAVID R. SMART
David R. Smart, 72, of Ostrander died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 18,
2003, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He graduated from Ostrander High School in 1949 and served in the Air
Force. He was a farmer, former Scioto Township Trustee,  P.C.A.
director, former director for Delaware Rural Electric Co-op, former
member of the Scioto Township Zoning Committee and he attended the Old
Stone Presbyterian Church.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931, in Scioto Township to the late Perry and
Annabelle Cryder Smart.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; a son, Mark and his
fiancee, Patty of Ostrander and her children, Mike Long, Chad (Rachel)
Long and their children, Tyler and Hayley; a daughter, Christy Smart of
Ostrander; two grandsons, Matthew and Clinton Green; and two brothers,
Gene (Chris) Smart of Plain City and Jim (Joan) Smart of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. John Quist will officiate and burial will be
at the Newhouse Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

JERRY L. WILHELM
Jerry L. Wilhelm, 61, of Marysville died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 18,
2003, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He retired in 2002 after working 30 years in medical technology. He
began his career as head of the lab department at Pike County Hospital
in Waverly from 1963 to 1968. He then worked in the sales force for
Roche Biomedical Laboratories where he was district and regional manager
for lab services in the Columbus area and also worked as lab manager for
LabCorp in Wichita, Kan. He was a realtor for MacIvor/Graham Agency and
Michel Realty. He was a 1959 graduate of Van Wert High School and played
trumpet during high school for a dance band and a drum and bugle corps.
He played baseball as a youth and enjoyed men's league softball. He
attended the Ohio State University and medical technology school in
Cleveland. During his retirement he was an associate of Underwood
Funeral Home, enjoyed his grandchildren, antiques, fishing, hunting and
woodworking.
He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wichita and was a
former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marysville. He was a
board member of the Union County Cancer Society and a former board
member of the American Cancer Society for the Union County area. He was
a member and past president of the Marysville Jaycees and was named
Who's Who of Outstanding Young Jaycees in the United States. He was a
member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and a member of the Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1651. He was a volunteer for the Memorial Hospital Health
center.
He was born Dec. 16, 1941, in Spencerville to the late Robert and
Mildred Moorman Wilhelm and was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Ruth
Edwards Oct. 12.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Hayden Wilhelm whom he
married Sept. 3, 1960, in South Shore, Ky.; two daughters, Diana (Mike)
Walsh and Gerri Lynn (Mike) Fraizer of Wichita; seven grandchildren,
Bylan, Mackenzie and Carlyn Walsh, Kalen Allen and Dalton, Seth and Josh
Fraizer; a brother, Dennis (Joan) Wilhelm of Delphos; a sister, Karen
Begley of Florida; a brother-in-law, Carl Len (Terry) Hayden of South
Webster; a sister-in-law, Ruth Ann (James) Carroll of Maryland; an
uncle, Malin (Mary) Wilhelm of Virginia; and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the funeral home where Masonic memorial services will be held
at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MARY ELIZABETH LODWIG WYATT
Mary Elizabeth Lodwig Wyatt, 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at
Parkview Medical Center in Riverside, Calif.
She was a graduate of Marion Harding High School and attended Capital
University. She completed catechism and was confirmed as a member of
Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Marion. During World War II she worked for
the U.S. Army Depot in Marion, assisting in the procurement of necessary
supplies and services for the war effort. She lived form approximately
1950 to 1973 at 128 Blaine Ave. in Marion and in 1973 moved to Richwood
and began work as office manager and co-owner with her husband of Wise's
IGA Supermarket until their retirement in early February 1986. She was
the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her husband on Feb.. 26,
1986. She became a resident of the Richwood Community Apartments in
April 1986 and lived there until March of 2000 when she moved to
Riverside, Calif. She was a resident of Magnolia Retirement Center in
Riverside and later moved to the Sky County House in Mira Loma, Calif.
She was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Marion, the youngest child and daughter
of Ray Thomas and Minnie Matilda Wolfinger Lodwig and was predeceased by
a brother, John T. Lodwig, and on Feb. 26, 1986, by her husband, John
Brundige Wyatt Jr. whom she married Nov. 17, 1946.
She is survived by a son, John B. Wyatt III of California; two
grandchildren, John B. Wyatt IV and Jacqueline Eva Marie Wyatt; two
nephews, Ray T. Lodwig of Xenia and John T. Lodwig Jr. of Dearborn,
Mich.; and a niece, Lynne Lodwig Maxim of Ellsworth, Maine.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. William Maki will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary E. Wyatt Scholarship in
Contract Management and Procurement, c/o Associated Students Inc.,
attention, Elaine Townsend, Acct. No. 3S0221, California State
Polytechnic University, Bldg. 35, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768.

HSIEN-WANG HSU
Hsien-Wang Hsu, 82, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at her
home.
She was a self-employed dressmaker throughout her life in her homeland
of Taiwan.
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Tainan, Taiwan, to the late Zien-Gett and
Suen-Hsieh Wang and was predeceased by a sister, Sanyi-Wang Yang.
She is survived by her husband, Cheng-Shou Hsu; a son, Sam (Mei-Mei) Hsu
of Marysville; a daughter, Ming-Hsu (Chiapo) Chen of Taiwan; six
grandchildren, Helen Hsu (Mark) Bewley of Chesapeake, Va., Jeany Hsu
(Nathan) Gorenflo of Columbus, Judy Hsu, a student at Miami University
of Ohio, Tsung-Hsien (Liping-Hong) Chen, Tsung-Sen Chen and Huei-Zen
Chen of Taiwan; three great-grandchildren, Zoe Bewley, Horng-Shi Chen
and Shiuan-Yeu Chen; and a brother, Mom-Po Wang.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET MARY FRAPPIER JONES
Margaret Mary Frappier Jones, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Hilliard,
died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and was retired as an office clerk for the state of
Ohio. She was a longtime member of St. Brendan Catholic Church.
She was born May 30, 1921, in Caledonia, Minn., to the late George and
Elizabeth Schoeman Frappier and was predeceased by three brothers and
two sisters.
She is survived by four sons, Robert (Donna) Jones and Steve (Laura)
Jones of Marysville, Tony Jones of Columbus and Bruce (Debbie) Jones of
Youngstown; nine grandchildren, Michael Jones of Columbus, Holly (Brian)
James of Indianapolis, Kim (Brian) Nottingham of Akron, Amy (Matthew)
Szyndler of Cincinnati, Emily Jones of Youngstown, Scott (Carrie) Jones
of Del Rio, Texas, Jennifer Jones of Florida and Nikki Jones and
Christopher Jones of Marysville; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made the Pregnancy Care Center, P.O. Box
682, Marysville.

RUTH HAYDEN EDWARDS
Ruth Hayden Edwards, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Portsmouth, died
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a supervising associate of Mitchellace Inc. in Portsmouth for 26
years and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Portsmouth. She
enjoyed crocheting, cooking and reading.
She was born Aug. 8, 1922, in DeLorean, W.Va., to the late John and
Emaline Potter Robinson and was predeceased by five brothers, Ralph,
Raymond, Robert, Andy and Bill Robinson; two sisters, Clara Katz and
Betty Marion; and two husbands, Vernon Hayden and Bill Edwards.
She is survived by two daughters Betty (Jerry) Wilhelm of Marysville and
Ruth Ann (James) Carroll of Maryland; a son, Carl Len (Terry) Hayden of
South Webster; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Ruby (Lawrence) Reynolds of Siloam, Ky., and Hester "Polly" Summers of
Portsmouth; a brother, Lloyd (Betty) Robinson of Natz, Mo.; and three
sisters-in-law, Ruth Robinson of Kentucky, Nora Robinson of Portsmouth
and Doshie Robinson of Mouth Card, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Roberson Funeral
Home in South Shore, Ky. The Rev. William Frank Hayden will officiate
and burial will be at the Siloam Cemetery. Friends may call two hours
prior to the funeral and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville; the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St.,
Portsmouth, OH 45662; or the McKell Public Library, Box 330, South
Shore, KY 41175.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM LEE "BILL" ROBSON
William Lee "Bill" Robson, 80, of Park Rapids, Minn., formerly a
lifelong resident of the East Liberty and North Greenfield areas, died
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003.
He was a lifelong farmer and a man capable of doing anything he set his
mind to doing. He was a member of the North Greenfield United Methodist
Church and was salutatorian of the 1941 class at East Liberty High
School. He was a very proud veteran of the United State Navy, attaining
the rank of lieutenant and serving as a naval aviator during World War
II and the Korean War.
He enjoyed harness horses, woodworking and computers and worked very
hard to trace and compile his genealogy back to the year 1610. He will
be remembered as an outstanding Little League baseball coach, helping to
shape the lives of many young men. He appreciated history and was well
versed in many subjects. His greatest treasures were his wife and
family.
He was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Logan County to the late Paul and Esther
Danforth Robson and was predeceased by a son, Ronald Thomas "Tom"
Robson.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Margaret Dell Dickerson
Robson whom he married Oct. 28, 1945, at the New Orleans First United
Methodist Church; two sons, William (Diane) Robson of Occidental,
Calif., and Robert "Robby" Robson of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Susan
Lee Robson of West Mansfield; five grandchildren, Lauren "Lauri" Long,
Michelle "Mikki" (Brad) Bates, Kyla (Mike) Weaks, Andrea Leigh Robson
and Derek Thomas "Tom" Robson; a step-granddaughter, Brande Harshfield;
two great-grandsons, William Morgan Lockwood and Kaiden Weaks; a
brother, Kernan Robson of North Greenfield; several nieces and nephews;
and his adopted children, Mark and Sherrie Eischens of Park Rapids.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the North
Greenfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Snyder will
officiate and burial with full military honors conducted by the Logan
County Veterans Association will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery.
Friends are invited to the church for a meal and continued fellowship
after the burial.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in
care of the funeral home.

RUTH EILEEN MANNASMITH SHIRK
Ruth Eileen Mannasmith Shirk, 75, of Richwood died Sunday, Oct. 12,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a 1946 graduate of Richwood High School and had lived in Cocoa,
Fla., for more than 20 years. While living there, she worked for
Montgomery Ward and was a receptionist at the Kenaston Clinic. She was
an active and dedicated member of the Richwood Church of Christ and
enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and playing cards. Her family was the
joy of her life, especially her grandson Cody whom she helped look
after.
She was born March 17, 1928, in Essex to the late William and Mildred
Parish Fisher. She married James Lyal Mannasmith Jan. 11, 1948, and he
died June 23, 1983. She married Elmer "Bob" Shirk Jan. 14, 1989, and he
died June 1, 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Kidwell and her friend, Ed
Holbrook and his son, Kyle of Marysville; a son, George Murphy of
Pennsylvania; a grandson, Cody Lyal Kidwell; and a sister, Jane Miller
of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Scot Gorsuch and Todd Nordquist will
officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.

MARGARET M. JONES
Margaret M. Jones, 82, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures. Arrangements are pending with the
Underwood Funeral Home.

HSIEN-WANG HSU
Hsien-Wang Hsu, 82, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at her
home. The family will received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the
Underwood Funeral Home. Burial will be held Friday at Oakdale Cemetery.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper.

 

DORIS L. ARY
Doris L. Ary, 78, of Marysville died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the OSU
Medical Center East.
She was a homemaker and mother and will be remembered as a very loving
and caring person devoted to her family and friends.
She was born March 30, 1925, in Arcanum to the late T. Lester and
Blancehmae Lyons Brown and was predeceased by a brother, Doyle Brown and
on June 1, 1983, by her husband of 37 years, Wilbur "Pete" L. Ary.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Ed) Jolliff of Marysville with
whom she lived; two sons, James (Donna) Ary and Kenneth (Mary) Ary of
Marysville; grandchildren, Roxie, Joe, Jennifer, Jason (Amanda), Nathan
and his friend Mindy, Ben (Sabrina), Megan and Mitch (Mindy);
great-grandsons, R.B. "Beezer," Nick "Nicoli" and Gabriel "Goober;" two
brothers, DeWitt (Barbara) Brown, Dansen (Leanne) Brown; a sister,
Darrleen (Gene) Fourman; a sister-in-law, Kitty Brown; and several
special nieces, nephews and loving friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum. The family will receive
friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.


MABEL MICHAEL
Mabel Michael, 88, of Mechanicsburg died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and
Caroline Chapter 39 Order of the Eastern Star in Mechanicsburg.
She was born Nov. 30, 1914, in Kettlerville to the late Edwin and Clara
Vordermark and was predeceased by a brother, Emerson Vordermark; a
sister, Dorothy Myers; and her husband, William E. "Gene" Michael whom
she married Nov. 3, 1933.
She is survived by three daughters, Sue (Jim) Montgomery of Upper
Arlington and Judy White and Carolyn (Dan) Rice of Marysville; a son,
William E. Michael Jr. of Marysville; nine grandchildren; three
step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six
step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mechanicsburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Poling will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association,
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228, or the church at P.O. Box
111, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.

DOROTHY C. MINGUS
Dorothy C. Mingus, 81, of Cable died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Spring
Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She was retired from General Motors and was a member of Community Free
Will Baptist Church in Galloway.
She was born in Kingston Nov. 19, 1921, to the late Arthur and Nora
Cantrell and was predeceased by two infant daughters, Wanda Jean and
Patricia Marlene and in 1993 by her husband, the Rev. Elda D. Mingus.
She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine (Bob) Henry of
Mechanicsburg, Delores (Gene) Instine of Cable and Dottie (the Rev.
Donald) Hix of Woodstock; a son, the Rev. E. David (LaDonna) Mingus of
Spring Hill, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Helen Call of Texas; three brothers, Clyde, Carl and Frank Cantrell of
California; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Community Free Will
Baptist Church, 130 Plain City Georgesville Road, West Jefferson. The
Rev. Jerry Newman will officiate and burial will be at the Alton
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Skillman-McDonald Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.

RUTH E. ROBINSON
Ruth E. Robinson, 79, of Ostrander died Saturday Oct. 11, 2003, at her
home.
She was a resident of Delaware County sine 1943 and was retired as a
bookkeeper for the Delaware Farmer's Exchange and Judson Lumber Co. She
was a member of the Radnor Baptist Church and enjoyed Monday evenings
with the Ceramics Girls, shopping on Wednesdays with her sisters-in-law
and flower gardening and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Columbus, to the late Francis and Bernice
Smith Frederick. She graduated from Columbus Central High School in
1940.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; two daughters, Barb Fryman of
Prospect and Lois (Rick) Oswald of Radnor; a son, Dale (Christine)
Robinson of Powell; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Robinson Funeral
Home in Delaware. The Rev. James Will 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 Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

ETTA RHEA SPRADLIN
Etta Rhea Spradlin, 63, of Mount Victory died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003,
at the James Cancer Hospital.
She was a homemaker and attended the Auglaize United Baptist Church in
Maysville.
She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to the late Wilson
Clark and Amanda C. Chaney Preston and was predeceased by a son, Rodney
Eual Preston; two grandchildren; and a brother, Will Preston.
She is survived by a son, Eric Gordon (Kimberly) Spradlin of Milford
Center; four daughters, Tina Marlene (Jerry) Munafo of Mount Victory and
Rhea Jean (Paul) Mitchell and Erica Robin (Michael) Vermillion of
Marysville and Rosemary Newport of Richwood; 20 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; five brothers, David (Alma) Preston of Delaware,
Jim (Rhonda) Preston of East Liberty, Bill (DJ) Preston of Marysville,
Rick (Carolyn) Preston of Sunbury and Mike Preston of DeGraff; and two
sisters, Virgie (Jimmie) Jones of Milford Center and Johnna Gay (Bill)
Ulm of Reynoldsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. Pastors Russell Manns and Bill Preston will
officiate and burial will be at the Hale Cemetery. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contribution may be made to the James Cancer Hospital.

LANE ALEX YODER
Lane Alex Yoder, 4 months and 23 days old, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003,
at Children's Hospital in Columbus of a rare neurological disorder.
He was born May 16, 2003, in Marysville.
He will be sadly missed by his parents, Nate and Janae Hershberger Yoder
of Plain City; two brothers, Bryce and Sean of Plain City; paternal
grandparents, John H. and Fannie Mae Yoder of Plain City; maternal
grandparents, Ivan and Treva Hershberger of Due West, S.C.;
great-grandparents, Stanley and Anna Schrock of Macon, Mass., and
Elizabeth Hershberger of Abbeville, S.C.; two uncles, Loren (Pam)
Hershberger and Wendyn (Abigail) Hershberger of Due West; an aunt, Londa
Hershberger of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; and cousins, Kara, Braden and
Kristen.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at United Bethel
Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City. Pastor
Lonnie Beachy will officiate and burial will be at Haven Fellowship
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Haven
Fellowship Church, 7730 Converse Huff Road, Plain City.
The Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES W. GRIMES
James W. Grimes, 83, of Columbus died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Willow
Brook Christian Home.
A retired plumber and pipe fitter, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army in
World War II. He was a member of Maize Manor United Methodist Church and
local #189 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters.
He was preceded in death by brothers Harold Grimes, Howard Grimes and
Ralph Grimes; a sister Mary Shaw and a daughter-in-law Bonnie Grimes.
Surviving are his wife Louise; children Ronald Lee (Darlene) Grimes of
Columbus, Patricia Gale (Jay) McClintic of Upper Arlington, James Dennis
(Julie) Grimes of Upper Arlington; and grandchildren Heather (Troy)
Miller, Hollie (Josh) Freshour, Ron Grimes, Abigail Grimes, Scott
McClintic, Sarah McClintic, Keri McClintic, Maria Grimes and Brooke
Grimes. Also surviving are great grandchildren Whitney and Troy Miller;
brother Loren "Shine" (Virginia) Grimes of Marysville; sister-in-law
Mildred Grimes of Unionville Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Maize Manor United
Methodist Church, 3901 Maize Road with the Rev. James Freshour
officiating.
Interment will follow at the Kingwood Memorial Park.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger North
Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Maize Manor Scholarship Fund or to the
Willow Brook Christian Home in his memory.

MARY MACAULEY DAVIS
Mary Macauley Davis, 72, of 166 Touraine Road, Grosse Pointe Farms,
Mich., died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at her home.
She attended high school in Scottsdale, Ariz., and was a graduate of
Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She worked in corporate public
relations for General Motors, the New York World's Fair and the National
Bank of Detroit. She was a member of Sigma Gamma sorority, Junior
League, Grosse Pointe Club, Mill Reef Club in Antiqua, B.W.I., Detroit
Country Club and Otsego Ski Club in Gaylord, Mich. She was a volunteer
at the Detroit Artists Market.
She was born Nov. 4, 1930, in Detroit to the late Alvan and Kathryn
Shiell Macualey Jr. She was married in 1969 in Christ Church Grosse
Pointe to Jon Francis Davis of Milford Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Shiella Macauley Davis.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Church and
burial was at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Chas.
Verheyden Inc. in Grosse Pointe Park.

PATTY A. LONG VAN HOOSE
Patty A. Long Van Hoose, 64, of Plain City died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at
her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was the owner of the Plain City Mini Maid for more than 20 years.
She attended the Radiant Life Church of Dublin and was a member of the
Silent Hands Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons.
She was born June 15, 1939, in Galloway to Frank and Alice Woodruff Long
and was predeceased by her father in 2002 and two brothers-in-law, Dick
Wilcox in 1991 and Don Van Hoose in 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald E. Van Hoose whom she married in
1963 at the Plain City Presbyterian Church; a daughter, Debbie (Jessie)
Hunter of Marysville; five grandchildren, Taylor Bradley, Chason
Bradley, Julianna Hunter, Jessie Hunter Jr. and Jessica Hunter; her
mother of Plain City; nine brothers, Frank (Jean) Long, John (Brenda)
Long, Jack (Cindy) Long and Jerry (Debbie) Long of Plain City, Roger
(Patty) Long and Tim (Pam) Long of Marysville, Steve Long of Milford
Center, Bob (Barbara) Long of Irwin and Tom (Janet) Long of London; six
sisters, Peggy Wilcox and Jane (Joe) Berry of Marysville, Phyllis (Joe)
Calle and Tina "Tiny" Long of Plain City, Linda (Dick) Morris of West
Jefferson and Alice (Charles) Renn of Henry, Tenn.; her mother-in-law,
Georgia (Shively) Venrick of Plain City; a brother-in-law, Dale
(Barbara) Van Hoose of Columbus; and a sister-in-law, Donna Van Hoose of
Oceanside, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Radiant Life Church,
7055 Avery Road, Dublin. Pastor Dean Bohl 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 Plain City.

JUDITH K. AMRINE
Judith K. Amrine, 61, of Plain City died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
A 1960 graduate of Bellefontaine High School, she was an administrative
assistant for Damon's International in Columbus and a member of the
First United Church of Bellefontaine.
She was born March 12, 1942, in Bellefontaine to the late Robert L. and
Elizabeth Jane Swysgood Amrine and was predeceased by a brother, Robert
L. Amrine Jr.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Libby" (Douglas)
Dellinger of Plain City; two grandsons, Robert and D.J. Dellinger of
Plain City; and a brother, Charles (Patricia) Amrine of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Eichholtz
Funeral home in Bellefontaine. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County or Boy Scout Troop 158 in care of the United Methodist Church in
Milford center.

ALBERTA REBECCA STORMS FOOS
Alberta Rebecca Storms Foos, 87, of York Center died unexpectedly
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of
Union County in Marysville.
She was an elementary teacher for 29 years in the Byhalia and York
Center Schools and was affiliated with the Union County Teachers
Association. She was a faithful and active member of Community United
Methodist Church in York Center and its Ladies Aid and was given
honorary membership in Pheasants Forever. She graduated from York Center
High School in 1933 and received a bachelor of science degree in
education in 1967 from Ohio University.
She will be remembered as a talented artist and many individuals in the
community were fortunate to receive her works. She was a longtime
collector of antiques and frequently exhibited at the Richwood Fair. She
enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, traveling and crafts. She loved
life and her greatest joy came from her family, socializing with the
community and enjoying her independence right up to her death.
She was born Nov. 12, 1915, in York Center to the late Lutellus and Ocie
Atha Storms and was the fourth generation of her family to live on land
that made up the Storms farm. She was predeceased by a sister, L'Atha
Humphreys on Oct. 2, 2001. She married Kenneth B. Foos June 8, 1940, and
he died in November 1985.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue (Leroy) Harmon of Byhalia and Jane
Grose of York Center; two sons, Michael (Catherine) Foos of Richmond,
Ind., and Joseph (Susan) Foos of Needham, Mass.; four grandchildren,
David (Cameron) Foos, Benjamin Grose, Gregory Foos and Marianna Foos;
many nieces and nephews; and countless former students.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Community United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Gorden will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Foos, Joseph Foos, David Foos, Benjamin
Grose, Marianna Foos and Jack Miller.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
church in care of the funeral home.

MARTHA J. "MARTY" LONGWORTH
Martha J. "Marty" Longworth, 74, of Plain City died Friday, Oct. 3,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her family.
A homemaker, she was a 1946 graduate of North High School in Columbus
and attended the Ohio State University and Franklin University. She
enjoyed painting, the outdoors and her animals and her love of horses
led her to be a longtime 4-H advisor for the Durango Dudes Horse Club.
She was a member of the former Zion United Church of Christ in Prospect.

She was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Columbus to the late Clarence L. "Pete"
and Josephine Bennett Brown. She married Charles M. Longworth Sr. Sept.
8, 1949, in Columbus and he died Nov. 9, 1999.
She is survived by children, Charles M. (Laurie) Longworth Jr., Todd E.
(Sandra) Longworth and Michelle E. (Dan) Phipps of Plain City, James
"Scott" (Glenis) Longworth of Hilliard and Stephen D. (Edie) Longworth
of Newport, Mich.; and grandchildren, Steve, Justin, Clayton, Conner and
Camryn Longworth, Ashley Hammonds and Robby Sauter.
Private graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Canaan Township Cemetery in Plain City with the Rev. Fred McKnight
officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital in care of the
funeral home.

WILMA RUTH PAULINS PRICE
Wilma Ruth Paulins Price, 94, of Prospect died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003,
at Marion General Hospital.
She retired in November 1978 from Marion General Hospital after 35 years
of service.
She was born Oct. 10, 1908, in Marion to the late John and Ethel Hudson
Knickle. She married Hurley Price Oct. 5, 1962, and he died Dec. 16,
1995.
She is survived by a son, Milton (Carol) Paulins of Prospect; two
grandsons, Martin (Ann) Paulins of Athens and Micheal (Mary) Paulins of
Columbus; two great-grandsons, Matthew A. Paulins of Athens and Mitchell
A. Paulins of Columbus; and a sister, Leah Griffith of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Joe Shrock will officiate and burial
will be at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

BRENDA J. ROBERTS
Brenda J. Roberts, 52, of Deshler died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at her
home.
She worked as an accountant for Arthur Anderson and Roger Watson &
Associates and was a member of the Field and Stream Bow Hunters Club and
Art Space in Lima.
She was born Oct. 23, 1950, in Fulton County to the late Durwood and
Thelma Baldwin LeVeck and was predeceased by a grandson, Austin;
sisters, Kathy Verity, Gwen LeVeck and Tony Wolfe; and a brother, Doyle
LeVeck.
She is survived by her husband, Curtis Roberts whom she married June 6,
1970, in Rudolph; a son, Rob (Kathy) Roberts of Deshler; two
grandchildren, Kristin and Quentin Tyler Roberts; her mother-in-law,
Ilene Roberts of Perrysburg; seven sisters, Roberta (Dick) Robeson and
Josephine "Jo" (Bill) Reidlaw of Wauseon, Phyllis (Vern) Warnke of
Delta, Pat (Bill) McCance of Deshler, Sandy Whitman of Toledo, Pam
LeVeck of North Carolina and Jackie (Mike) Bretsch of Sylvania; and two
brothers, Gary LeVeck of North Baltimore and Don (Donna) LeVeck of
Florida.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Marsh
Funeral Home, 110 Main St., Luckey. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's
disease) or the Lions Club Scholarship fund in Pemberville.

HELEN E. HUEY
Helen E. Huey, 85, of Gahanna died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Mount
Carmel East Hospital.
She was predeceased by her parents, Mannie and Irma Rogers; a brother,
Mannie Rogers; and her husband, Everett Huey.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Margaret) Huey; three daughters,
Barbara (Hal) Smith, Karen (John) Swank of Marysville and Debbie (Mike)
Grose; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie
Zellers; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Schoedinger
Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, and burial will be at
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

EDWARD J. WILLET
Edward J. Willett, 73, of Lancaster died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at the
Fairfield Medical Center.
He was the owner of Domestic Appliances and was an Army veteran of World
War II.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Helen Perry Willet; brothers,
Wesley and Bill Willet; a granddaughter, Monica Carroll; and a grandson,
Edward Willet.
He is survived by a daughter, June (Jay) Evans of Marysville; three
sons, Danny (Barbara) Willet of Columbus, Larry (Ruth) Willet of Logan
and Bart Willet of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Marvin Willet of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sheridan Funeral
Home, 222 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Lancaster
Veterans Burial Detail. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society
or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society.

DOROTHY L. CURRY
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home for Dorothy L. Curry who died Sept. 5, 2003.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Larry) Ohnsman of Marysville and
Betty "Betsy" (Ken) Schooff of Chapel Hill, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Meals, in care of Cathy
Amrine, 376 Rosehill Drive, Marysville.

MARJORIE ANN "MARGE" DACKIN
Marjorie Ann "Marge" Dackin, 78 of Marysville died Sunday, Nov. 23,
2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a short illness with acute
myelogenous leukemia.
A longtime manager of the gift shop at Memorial Hospital and member of
Twig 6, she was a 34-year volunteer at the hospital with more than
12,800 hours. She began her service there in 1969 as a volunteer for
patient care. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of
Marysville, Hannah Emerson Dustin Chapter of Daughters of the American
Revolution, Tecumseh Trails Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists,
Aletheia Society, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern
Star and Marysville Art League. She was a former leader and life member
of Campfire Girls. She was a graduate of Pickaway Township High School
in Circleville and the Office Training Business School in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Laurelville, the sixth of seven children
of the late W. Kelson and Ida Hazel Fetherolf Bower and was predeceased
by three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald E. "Gerry" Dackin whom she
married Feb. 4, 1951, at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church in
Columbus; two daughters, Deborah A. (Peter) Kopetzky of Nordland, Wash.,
and Nancy J. (Charles) Davis of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Amanda
and Conner Davis; a brother, Wayne L. Bower of Circleville; a
sister-in-law, June (Carl) Streeter of Elida; and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church. The Revs. Richard Teller and Scot Ocke will officiate
and graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hitler-Ludwig
Cemetery in Circleville. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home where an Eastern Star memorial
service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Parker, Bob Parker, Jim Parker, Joe
Parker, Steve Bower, Mark Bower, Beth Wilson, Bob Bower, Fred Mavis,
David Streeter and John Bower.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation for
the Memorial Hospital Fund, P.O. Box 608, Marysville, or Loving Care
Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DELMER VAN HOOSE
Delmer Van Hoose, 56, formerly of Bellefontaine, died of cancer
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at his home in Groveland, Fla.
He was retired from Honda of America. He was well-loved and will not
soon be forgotten.
He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Mechanicsburg to Russell and Lydia
Margaret Estep Van Hoose and was predeceased by his mother and two
sisters, Juanita Hudgel and Sarah Schwartz.
He is survived by his father of Hermitage, Pa.; a son, William Van Hoose
of Raymond; a daughter, Jamie Florez of Farrell, Pa.; two grandchildren,
Courtney Renolds and Anthony Ciccone; and two brothers, Ron Van Hoose
and Rodger Van Hoose of Mount Gilead.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of Ron
Van Hoose on County Road 30 in Mount Gilead.

CHARLES R. "BOSS" SEITTER
Charles R. "Boss" Seitter, 48, of Prospect died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003,
at his home after a five-month illness.
He was employed by Patent Construction of Marion and formerly worked at
General Castings in Delaware. He was of the Baptist faith and was a
member of Amvets Post 138 in Marion.
He was born Nov. 11, 1955, in Mount Gilead to Jack and Shirley Waddell
Seitter.
He is survived by his parents of Delaware; a son, Robert (Toni) Seitter
of Prospect; two daughters, Dawn Seitter and her friend, Brad Heater and
Tracy Seitter and her friend, Ricky Simones Jr. of Galion; three
brothers, Alvin Seitter, William (Rebecca) Seitter and Martin (Tammy)
Seitter of Delaware; a sister, Irene (Rocky) Lawrence of Hyatts; and his
former wife, Kathy Seitter. He was Papa-dad to Kaycie, Emilee, Autumn,
Angel, Bryce, Katelynn and Jocelynn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Prospect Baptist
Church. The Rev. C. Rorke Warne will officiate and burial will be at the
Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at
the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.

TAMMY SUE VINES
Tammy Sue Vines, 36, of Columbus died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at her
residence.
She was a loving mother and wife who enjoyed spending time and playing
with her daughter Amber.
She was born Oct. 22, 1967, in Marysville to the late Melvin M. and
Linda L. Fraker Kimes Jr.
She is survived by her friend and husband of 15 years, Keith E. Vines;
six children, Steven, Christopher, Ray, Amber, Michael and Melissa; a
sister, Laurie Hickey of Marysville; and a brother, John M. Kimes of
Michigan.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

ROBERT LOWELL BLISS
Robert Lowell Bliss, 41, of Columbus, formerly of Union County, died
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Riverside Hospital.
He was an avid TV watcher and enjoyed seeing the Minnesota Vikings play,
watching the band Kiss perform and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He was born March 19, 1962, in Columbus to Robert G. and Barbara J.
Harris Bliss and was predeceased by his mother; his grandparents, Julius
and Blanche Bliss and Lowell and Rachel Harris; and a stepbrother, Gary
Karr.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Robert G. and Louise Bliss
of Circleville; a stepsister, Roxan (Larry) Sigmon of Circleville;
stepbrothers, Roger Karr of Circleville and Ronnie (Bea) Karr of
Ashville; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be at the
York Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

LUCILLE B. STAFFORD SCHAMBS
Lucille B. Stafford Schambs, 72, of Richwood died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003,
at her home.
She was retired as a cook at the North Union Schools. She was a member
of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Mary Chapter 9 Order of
the Eastern Star, Better Mothers Club and Richwood Civic Center. She
enjoyed traveling abroad, reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She was born March 21, 1931, in Avery County, N.C., to the late Orville
and Pearl Burleson Stafford and was predeceased by three brothers,
Harlan, Bill and Don. She married Edward A. Schambs IV June 14, 1960, in
Portsmouth, Va., and he died Aug. 24, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Edward A. (Alisa) Schambs V of Richwood; a
daughter, Sheila Black of Newland, N.C.; three grandchildren, John and
Evan Schambs and Margaret Hardin; two sisters, Marie (Jack) Cook of
Gastonia, N.C., and Betty (Frank) Burleson of Bristol, Tenn.; and two
brothers, Wayne Stafford of Sedro Wooley, Wash., and Howard (Millie)
Stafford of Newland, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home where an Eastern Star service will be held at
7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First United
Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood OH 43344, or Quality of
Life Hospice, 278 Barks Road, Marion OH 43302.

MARK LANE DOSS
Mark Lane Doss, 46, of Pickerington, formerly of Jerome, died Thursday,
Nov. 20, 2003, at Grant Medical Center.
He worked in management for DFS Inc. for 16 years and was a member of
Epiphany Lutheran Church.
He was predeceased by his father, Harold Doss.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Doss; his daughters, Kaitlyn Nicole
Doss and Kortney Lane Doss and their mother, Jamie Doss; brothers,
Harold Dwayne (Barbara) Doss and John (Connie) Doss; sisters, Launa
(Marc) Baldwin and Jennifer Doss; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Doss,
Christy Doss, Jeremy Doss, J.R. Doss, Holly Taupier, Jodi Carroll;
daughter Shayna Doss; and his fiancee, Kyra DeWeese.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at 268 Hill Road North
in Pickerington. Pastor David Shugert will officiate and burial will be
at the Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, 550 Hill Road North in
Pickerington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.spencefuneralhome.com.

BARBARA GRAY FRUTH KRUEGER
Barbara Gray Fruth Krueger, 76, of Marysville died Monday, Nov. 17,
2003, at St. Vincent's Hospital Hospice in Indianapolis.
She was a longtime associate of the Marysville Journal-Tribune where she
was society editor, feature writer, editorial cartoonist, for which she
received many Associated Press and state-wide awards. She will be
remembered for her visits with Santa Claus and her Grandmother Grace
column. She had also been a bank teller and real estate assistant but
her main career was raising her three children and being very involved
in activities such as Scouts, school and art projects.
She was a charter member of the Marysville Art League and a member of
P.E.O. Sisterhood, Mother's Study Club, Aletheia Society and the
Marysville Presbyterian Church. As a member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, she spent many years tracing her family tree and in
1996 traveled to the Mormon Library in Utah to research her ancestors in
the Revolutionary War.
She graduated from Miami University in 1949 with a bachelor of arts
degree in fine arts, was president of her sorority, Chi Omega, and was a
member of Mortar Board. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and
visited California, Arizona, Montana, Hawaii, Hong Kong, England, Europe
and the Caribbean.
Throughout her life, Barbara was admired for her generosity, leadership
and commitment to her family, her organizations and her community and
she shared her creativity and artistic talents in those areas of her
life.
She was born April 8, 1927, in Fostoria to the late Elden and Elinor
Riley Fruth and was predeceased on May 31, 1998, by her husband, Norris
F. Krueger Sr. whom she married Sept. 3, 1950, in Fostoria. They spent
their early married life in Cairo, Ill., moving to Marysville in 1953.
She is survived by three children, Norris F. "Rick" Krueger Jr. of
Boise, Idaho; Jere (Tracey) Krueger of Indianapolis and Gretchen (Mike)
Nauman of Englewood; seven grandchildren, Meghan, Erich, Elinor and Anne
Krueger and Emily, Michael and Callie Nauman; and a sister, Mary Ann
Fruth of Fostoria.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville where friends may call two hours prior to the
service. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in
Kennedy Hall at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Art League or a
charity of the donor's choice.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES R. "CHARLIE" SNYDER
Charles R. "Charlie" Snyder Sr., 82, of Marysville died Wednesday, Nov.
19, 2003, with his family at his side in the Morey Center of Memorial
Hospital of Union County following a short illness.
An honest and hardworking man, he will be remembered as a wonderful
husband and father who provided for his family. He was a farmer for 25
years and then was employed for 11 years at Denison ABEX before
retirement. A very proud veteran of World War II, he was a member of the
475th Infantry MARS Task Force and an elite jungle-fighting group known
as Merrill's Marauders that served under Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill. His
primary service was in Burma where he was assigned to a group of eight
men who were airlifted by gliders behind enemy lines to destroy a radar
station. Later, he served in the main combat group that fought to
recapture an important airfield at Myitkina and ultimately conquered the
Japanese forces in Burma. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat
Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War
II Victory Medal. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed
fishing and nature and his greatest treasure was his family.
He was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Elmwood, W.Va., to the late Lewis and
Rowena Tucker Snyder and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Alan L.
Farnlacher and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 63 years, Anna Keller Snyder
whom he married Nov. 23, 1940, in Kenton; his caring daughter, Sharon
(Marion) Ward of Marysville; his devoted son and caretaker, Charles R.
Snyder Jr. of Marysville; two granddaughters, Monica (Duane) Young and
Tonnie Jean Farnlacher; three great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Taylor
Young and Courtney Keirns; two brothers, Wally (Pearl) Snyder of
Marysville and Bob Snyder of Delaware; a sister, Margaret (Clarence)
Thornburg of Delaware; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of the
service.

CARL AUSTIN BOWERS
Carl Austin Bowers, 85, of Marysville died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital with family members by his side.
He was a graduate of Pickerington High School and served in the Army in
Panama during World War II. After the war he worked for the Pickerington
Creamery and later managed the Med-O-Pure Dairy and Diamond Milk Company
in Marysville from 1951 to 1975. He later owned the North Main Street
Short Stop until he retired. He enjoyed walking outdoors, gardening,
feeding birds, Florida, traveling, Kiwanis, Toastmasters, playing
Scrabble, dogs and his family.
He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Laurel Township in Hocking County to the
late Walter and Ellen Woltz Bowers and was predeceased by two brothers,
Dale and Ralph and a sister, Wilma Faye.
He is survived by his wife of 57 1/2 years, Rose Savich Bowers; a
daughter, Becky (Harold) Horch of Marysville; two sons, John (Sally)
Gancarz of Freesoil, Mich., and Phil (Diana) Bowers of Radnor; eight
grandchildren, Kevin, Colleen, Aaron and Megan Gancarz of Michigan, Mike
(Christy) Jackson of Milford Center, Alana (Todd) Fultz of Marysville
and Jessica and Martha Bowers of Radnor; 13 great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Helen, Marvine and Gwendolyn; two brothers, Sterl and Don; and
numerous 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 where full military honors
will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from
5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
In memory of the deceased, the family requests that friends take time to
feed some birds this winter.

VIRGINIA LINGO SMITH
Virginia Lingo Smith, 80, of Mount Victory died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003,
at Hardin Hills Health Center.
She was a cashier at the former Martin's Meat Market in Mount Victory
and worked at the former North Electric Company of Kenton and the Mount
Victory Post Office. She was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist
Church.
She was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Dudley Township to the late Holmes and
Ferne Dickason Lingo and was predeceased by two brothers, C. Robert
Lingo and Chester Lingo and a sister, Joanne Furbush.
She is survived by two sons, Jaymee (Von) Smith of Kenton and Randy
(Pauline) Blue of Mount Victory; four daughters, Polly (John)
Rodenhausen and Jinell Roeder of Marysville, Jan Blue (Paul) Hershberger
of Vandalia and Lanna Blue of Columbus; 14 grandchildren; and two
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. The Rev. Mary Curtis will officiate and burial
will be at the Otterbein Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin Hospice Care or the
Ridgemont Public Library.

ANNA K. HOFBAUER
Anna K. Hofbauer, 88, of Plain City died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plain City and the
Pleasant Valley Senior Citizens.
She was born Dec. 10,  1914, in Germany to the late Valentine and Anna
Maria Franz Kress and was predeceased by her husband, Joseph V. Hofbauer
in 1989; a brother, Joseph W. Kress in 2003; and a sister, Margaret F.
Matthews.
She is survived by a son, Joseph G.V. (Mary) Hofbauer of Plain City; two
granddaughters, Mary Catherine Spodar of Plain City and Julia Ann
Hofbauer of Columbus; and a sister, Paula Kress of Germany.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St.
Joseph Catholic Church, 140 West Ave., Plain City, with a Rosary service
to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service. The Rev. Patrick Toner will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church;
St. Vincent DePaul Society, in care of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6604
Perry Pike, Plain City, OH 43064; Plain City Historical Society, 341 N.
Chillicothe St., Plain City; or Grant/Riverside Hospice, 3535 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3998.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

DONALD L. PACK
Donald L. Pack, 70, of Urbana died Nov. 14, 2003 at Mercy Medical Center
in Springfield.
He was retired from Ohio Steel Teledyne after 33 years and worked at
Urbana East Elementary School for 10 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of the Korean War and was an avid reader.
He was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Cattlasburg, Ky., to the late Walter and
Mintie Jones Pack and was predeceased by a sister, Ollie Hitchcock and
three brothers, Hobart, Homer and Walter June Pack.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cecelia Ann Davis Pack; two
daughters, Dessie (Joe) Bowers and Amy E. (John) Ambs of Urbana; a son
and special friend, Timothy Lee Pack and his friend Beverly Rouch of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Joshua Henry and his friend Heather
Myers, Kiley Bowman and Thad Bowman; two great-grandchildren; Tristen
and Leah Henry; two step-grandchildren, Emily and Ethan Ambs; and a
sister, Calista (Carrell) Hitchcock of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday and burial will be at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. Monday at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home in Urbana.
Condolences may be sent to www.littletonandrue.com.

HAROLD I. "MAC" MCDONALD
Harold I. "Mac" McDonald, 74, of Marysville died Wednesday, Nov. 12,
2003, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was retired after 33 years with Conrail and since his retirement had
worked 10 years for Roby Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. He was a member of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman and enjoyed riding motorcycles and
keeping his automobiles cleaned and polished.
He was born April 26, 1929, in Junior, W.Va., to the late William and
Virginia McDonald. The last of a family of four, he was predeceased by
two sisters, a brother; a daughter, Linda S. Johnson; and a
granddaughter, Sherri L. West.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Ledbetter McDonald whom he
married June 24, 1961, in Cambridge City, Ind.; two daughters, Sharon K.
(Larry) McKibben of Pataskala, and Penni A. (Larry) Anderson of
Marysville; a son, H. Alan (Rhonda) McDonald of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Gary L. Johnson Jr., Kelly J. Fry, Holly R. Demmler and
Karlissa M., Noah I. and Emily C. McDonald; and a great-grandson, Bryan
M. West.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Larry McKibben, Larry Anderson, Jon Fry, John
Demmler, Jim Anderson, Mick Hinton and Noah McDonald.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

 

PAUL M. "ZEKE" AUSTIN
Paul M. "Zeke" Austin, 76, a lifetime resident of East Liberty, died
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, with his family by his side at Mary Rutan
Hospital in Bellefontaine after a serious two-day illness.
A hard-working man, he had been employed during his life with B.F.
Goodrich in Green Camp, O.M.. Scotts in Marysville, Harding Machine in
East Liberty and A.J. Miller in Bellefontaine. He was a proud veteran of
World War II and served as an MP in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed membership
with the Indian Lake Moose Lodge and was a girls softball coach in the
East Liberty area for more than 20 years.
He was a tremendous Ohio State Buckeyes fan and attended the 1977 Orange
Bowl and 1978 Sugar Bowl. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially
enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy came from spending time
with his family and watching his granddaughters play softball. He was
generous with his time and talents and possessed a fun-living humble
spirit. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and
grandfather and a unique character.
He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in East Liberty to the late John and Ada
Ballinger Austin and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and
an infant son, Terry Lee Austin.
He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Joella Hunt Austin
whom he married Sept. 24, 1949, in Richmond, Ind.; a son, Randy (Anieta)
Austin of Lakeview; a daughter, Bunny (Wayne) Van Brimmer of Richwood;
three granddaughters, Brandy, Andrea and Cara Van Brimmer; two sisters,
Lucille Evans of Grove City and Lula Hyronimus of Columbus; numerous
nieces and nephews; countless friends; his two dogs, Magnum and Jake;
and his cat, Yep.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Max
Powell will officiate and burial with full military honors conducted by
the Logan County Veterans Association will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

RICHARD "PETE" E. BARNHART
Richard "Pete" E. Barnhart, 69, of Rushsylvania died Sunday, Nov. 9,
2003, at his residence.
He worked for Hertenstein Elevator at Rushsylvania and was the owner and
operator of Barnhart's Garage for 48 years. He retired in 1998 from
Robert Screw Products after 34 years of service. He was a lifelong
member of the Harper United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at the
Rushsylvania Fire Department for 12 years. An avid snowmobiler, he was a
member of the Michigan Snowmobile Assoication. He enjoyed all the
special children in his home over the years.
He was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Hardin County to Wilbur and Juanita
Longshore Barnhart and was predeceased by his father and two brothers,
Paul and Lester "Bud" Barnhart.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Swam Barnhart whom he married Sept. 1,
1955, in Liberty, Ind.; his mother of Rushsylvania; three daughters, Deb
(Dave) Booher of Zanesfield, Pam (Charlie) Alexander of Bellefontaine
and Rose (Peter) Brown of Chagrin Falls; four grandchildren, Danielle
(Bert) Gonzalez of East Liberty, Ryan (Katie) Booher of Eagle River,
Alaska and Scot and Jeff Brown of Chagrin Falls; three
great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alicia and Maya Gonzalez; four
step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren, including Josh and
Brittney Pedlar; a sister, Patricia Farrington of Richwood; and a
special little friend, Jewel.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Rushsylvania Church of
Christ at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Pastors Lynn Cleaveland and John James
will officiate and burial will be at the Norman Cemetery in Hardin
County. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, the Rushsylvania
Church of Christ or Harper United Methodist Church.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home in Rushsylvania is in charge of arrangements.

MARVIN A. HERRON
Marvin A. Herron, 78, of Marysville died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired from the Goodyear Tire
and Rubber Company and attended the Marysville Vineyard Church.
He was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Madison County to the late William and
Minnie Peck Herron. He married Naomi F. Troesch Dec. 5, 1942, at the
home of her parents and she died Aug. 14, 2003, after more than 60 years
of marriage.
He is survived by their children, Sue (Dale) King of Magnetic Springs,
Barb (Ted) Luke of Ostrander and Pat (Stan) Belcher of Southgate, Mich.;
nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon "Bud"
Herron of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Lyda Wood of Milford Center; an aunt
and uncle, Garnet and William Clegg of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews
and cousins and a special cousin, LeRoy Holt of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steven Wood will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center where full military honors
will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Brian Belcher, Eric Belcher, Todd Foughty, Bill
Devers, Rich Perry, Larry Cordial, Luke Meemach and Norman Herron.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Center at Children's
Hospital in care of the funeral home.

TERI LYNN KAFFENBARGER
Teri Lynn Kaffenbarger, 36, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Zanesfield, died
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

CHARLES R. MCNEAL
Charles R. McNeal, 95, of Marion, formerly of Delaware and Magnetic
Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at the Arbors of Delaware.
He was retired from Tecumseh in Marion, was a lifetime member of the
Marion Gas and Steam Association and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran
Church in Prospect, the Prospect Senior Citizens, U.A.W. Retirees Local
750, Huber machinery Museum, Marion County Historical Society, Marion
Community Action Center and the Delaware County Pioneers. He enjoyed his
retirement at various campgrounds, doing his blacksmithing.
He was born March 25, 1908, in Prospect and was predeceased by a son,
Robert; four grandchildren, Joy, Jerry, Linda and Nancy; and his wife
Starling Hendrickson McNeal.
He is survived by a daughter, Betty Scheeder of Delaware; two sons,
Harold (Mary) of Marysville and James (Donna) of Delaware;
grandchildren, Larry Scheeder, Susan McBride, John McNeal, Patti Bach,
Peggy Hoffman, Rob McNeal, Kathy Johnson, Dianne Morrison and Charlie
McNeal; 11 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Loretta (Jack) Miller of Florida;
and a daughter-in-law, Rosella McNeal of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Joe Schrock will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.

ERNST "ERNIE" ASMAN
Ernst "Ernie" Asman, 89, of Urbana died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at the
Essex of Springfield.
He was a 1934 graduate of Marysville High School and attended the Hobart
School of welding. He was owner and operator of the Asman Trucking
Company and Mad River Feed and Grinding. He served as Civil Defense
Director, American Red Cross Chapter chairman, American Heart
Association board member and lieutenant governor of Civitan
International. He was a member of the Champaign County Fair Board for 34
years, served on the national Plowing Match in Iowa in 1950 and was very
active in 4-H.
He founded the first pony trotting association in Ohio and was very
active in various standardbred horse organizations. He was a member of
Elizabeth M. Hood Chapter 505, White Shrine of Jerusalem and various
other Masonic bodies. He was a member of Concord United Methodist
Church.
He was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Marysville to the late Henry and Anna
Barbara Schalip Asman and was predeceased by three sisters and two
brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years and high school sweetheart,
Eileen Coder Asman; a daughter, Janalee Myers of Urbana; a grandson,
Scott A. McCulla of Urbana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Littleton &
Rue Funeral Home in Urbana. The Rev. Wayne Engle of Concord United
Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be at Oak Dale Cemetery
in Urbana. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Clark and Champaign counties, 2634 Lexington Ave., Springfield, Oh
45505.

RICHARD "PETE" E. BARNHART
Richard "Pete" E. Barnhart, 69, of Rushsylvania died Sunday, Nov. 9,
2003, at his residence.
He worked for Hertenstein Elevator at Rushsylvania and was the owner and
operator of Barnhart's Garage for 48 years. He retired in 1998 from
Robert Screw Products after 34 years of service. He was a lifelong
member of the Harper United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at the
Rushsylvania Fire Department for 12 years. An avid snowmobiler, he was a
member of the Michigan Snowmobile Assoication. He enjoyed all the
special children in his home over the years.
He was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Hardin County to the late Wilbur and
Juanita Longshore Barnhart and was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and
Lester "Bud" Barnhart.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Swam Barnhart whom he married Sept. 1,
1955, in Liberty, Ind.; three daughters, Deb (Dave) Booher of
Zanesfield, Pam (Charlie) Alexander of Bellefontaine and Rose (Peter)
Brown of Chagrin Falls; four grandchildren, Danielle (Bert) Gonzalez of
East Liberty, Ryan (Katie) Booher of Eagle River, Alaska and Scot and
Jeff Brown of Chagrin, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alicia
and Maya Gonzalez; four step-grandchildren; six
step-great-grandchildren, including Josh and Brittney Pedlar; a sister,
Patricia Farrington of Richwood; and a special little friend, Jewel.
A celebration of life service will be held at the Rushsylvania Church of
Christ at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Pastors Lynn Cleaveland and John James
will officiate and burial will be at the Norman Cemetery in Hardin
County. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice, the Rushsylvania
Church of Christ or Harper United Methodist Church.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home in Rushsylvania is in charge of arrangements.

SHIRLEY L. HOFFMAN
Shirley L. Hoffman, 74, formerly of Bucyrus and Richwood, died
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at the Altercare Nursing Home in Bucyrus where
she had lived for the last nine years.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping with her husband, had a strong
faith and was talented at arts and crafts.
She was born Sept. 30, 1929, in Eau Claire, Wis., to the late Albert and
Jennie Livingston Livingston and was predeceased by a brother, Arlen
Livingston and a granddaughter, Velenia Quail. She married Edgar L.
Hoffman Nov. 20, 1953, and he died Oct. 2, 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Randy F. Hoffman of Tiffin and Paige A.
Hoffman of Caledonia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.

CHARLOTTE LEAH BALDERSON
Charlotte Leah Balderson, 56, of London died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at
her home surrounded by family and friends.
She was an employee at Ranco Inc. in Plain City for 18 years and Stanley
Electric in London for 11 years. Charlotte's most memorable moments were
the time she spent with her family and friends.
She was born May 21, 1947, in Orr, Ky., and was predeceased by her
mother, Garnett A. Hahn in February 2003; her father, Thurman E.
Crabtree in March 1989; and a sister-in-law, Judith Trapp.
She is survived by her loving husband, John B. Balderson Sr.; a
daughter, Crystal Lane (Roman) Rudy of Galloway; a son, John Bruce
(Sandy) Balderson Jr. of West Jefferson; grandchildren, Catherine,
Elizabeth and John Balderson III; sisters, Sharon (Art) Stockman of
Arizona, Shirley Crabtree of London and Judy Hahn of Arizona; brothers,
Ronnie Crabtree of California and Randy (Cheryl) Crabtree, Donnie
(Linda) Hahn, Danny Hahn and Jimmy Hahn of Arizona; her mother-in-law,
Josephine Balderson; a sister-in-law, Rebecca (Ellis) Watkins; and
numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home in London.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

ROENA L. KIRK
Roena L. Kirk, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Villa Angela Care
Center.
She was retired from Motorist Mutual Insurance Company and was a member
of the North Broadway United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Marion H. Kirk; two nephews, Louis
(Doris) Huffman of Delaware and Bill Huffman of Urbana; and two nieces,
Pat (Mike) Brozouski and Ginny (Donovan) Thackery of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Shaw-Davis Funeral
Home Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St., Columbus. The Rev.
Richard Ward will officiate and burial will be at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time
of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Grant/Riverside Hospice.

NEVA FAYE DANIEL
Neva Faye Daniel, 86, formerly of Plain City, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003,
at Heartland of Marysville, surrounded by her loving family.
She was a member of the Heartland Union Freewill Baptist Church.
She was born March 29, 1917, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late W.B.
"Bud" and Catheryn Grim Daniels and was predeceased by a son, Clarence
in 1983; a brother, Wilmer R.; and her husband, the Rev. Clyde Daniel in
1981.
She is survived by her children, the Rev. James E. (Barbara) Daniel of
Allen Park, Mich., Troy L. (Bonnie) Daniel of Plain City, Elmer R.
(Rebecca) Daniel of Shepherdsville, Ky., Wilma Jean Crum of Ashley,
Glenda Kay (Ray) Kelley of Blaine, Ky., and Linda Sue (Randy) Kelley of
Marysville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Daniel of
Hilliard; two brothers, Willard C. (Betty) Daniels of Columbus and
Virgil Eugene Daniels of Kentucky; a sister, Fannie Mae Hatfield of
Kentucky; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Collier of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Heartland Union
Freewill Baptist Church, 9720 Route 161, Plain City. The Rev. James E.
Daniel, son of the deceased, and pastor Dana Booth will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.

SALLY ANNE SWANSON
Sally Anne Swanson, 72, of Belle Center died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
A 1949 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a retired teacher.
She was a member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church and a former
member of the Marysville United Methodist Church.
She was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Columbus to William and Martha Southard
Asman and was predeceased by her father and a sister, Barbara Brandt.
She is survived by her husband, Charles F. "Rusty" Swanson; a daughter,
Susan (Jason) John of Elk Grove, Calif.; two sons, David (Jessica)
Swanson of Lincoln, Calif., and Michael (Sharon) Swanson of Arlington,
S.D.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Martha
Asman of Marysville; three sisters, Susan (Larry) Easton of Worthington,
MaryAnn (Fernando) Garcia of Marysville and Nancy (Thomas) Pruitt of
Oregon; and a brother, William (Linda) Asman of Indian Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Huntsville
United Methodist Church.
At her request, the body of the deceased was donated to the Ohio State
University. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society's Outreach Recovery Program.
Condolences may be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.
The Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview is in charge of arrangements.

LUANNA BELL OWEN
Luanna Bell Owen, 87, of Albuquerque, N.M. and a longtime former
resident of Milford Center, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at the Laurel
Heights Nursing Home in Albuquerque.
A loving homemaker and devoted farmer's wife, she was a longtime
faithful member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed playing euchre and will be remembered as a wonderful mother and
dear friend.
She was born May 16, 1916, in Zanesville to the late James and Mary
Barns Tracy. She married J. Wilfred Owen on June 25, 1934, and he
preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1987. Also preceding her in death were
four brothers, Herman, Kenneth, Paul and Samuel.
Survivors include her son, William "Bill" (Annette) Owen of Albuquerque;
a sister, Gladys Shaffer of Zanesville; two brothers, Carl Tracy of
Mansfield and Arthur Tracy of Stockport; a brother-in-law, C.B. Owen of
Alabama; several nieces and nephews; and her church family and friends
and neighbors in the Milford Center area.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Milford Center United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Mary Ellen Walters will officiate and burial
will take place at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

FLORENCE ELLEN WELCH
Florence Ellen Welch, 89, of Marysville died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife and beloved matriarch of her
family. She was a 1933 graduate of North Lewisburg High School where she
excelled in basketball. She formerly worked as a cook for the Marysville
schools. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and cooking and took great pride
in taking care of her family. She will be remembered for her terrific
sense of humor and all her wonderful motherly attributes.
She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in North Lewisburg to the late Lawrence and
Ethel Bloomquist Burroughs and was predeceased by a grandson, Michael
Griffis; two brothers, Earl Burroughs and Clark Burroughs; and four
sisters, Blanche Cowgill, Hazel Winslow, Ruth Simpson and May
Scheiderer. She married Lester J. Welch Oct. 14, 1939, in Kentucky and
he died Dec. 28, 1996.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Virginia) Burroughs of Sidney; three
daughters, Jean (Jim) Campbell of Cincinnati, Dora (Paul) Griffis of
Sidney and Debbie Gordon of Marysville; 11 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine
Pennington of North Lewisburg and Pearle Collinson of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Bob (Margaret) Welch of Raymond; many nieces and
nephews; and the caring staff of The Gables at Green Pastures.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Sharritts will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2 to 6
p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables activity fund in care
of the funeral home.

JAMES W. RILEY
James W. Riley, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Glen View Manor in
Mineral Ridge.
He worked for 30 years as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service at
the San Francisco Airport and had served in the Marines during World War
II.
He was born May 8, 1925, in St. Clairsville to the late Harry W. and
Mary Rinker Riley and was predeceased by a sister, Mary Riley.
He is survived by a sister, Sarah Gunter of Hubbard; four brothers,
Harry G. and Alfred L. Riley of Girard, John T. Riley of Flushing and
Robert R. Riley of Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Funeral
Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.
Condolences may be sent to www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

ERNIE WASSERBECK
Ernie Wasserbeck, 79, of rural Prospect died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at
Community Nursing Center in Marion after a two-month illness.
He was a retired farmer and independent electrician. A graduate of
Richwood High School, he was an active and dedicated member of Emmanuel
Reformed Church near Green Camp where he has held various offices
through the years. He was a 50-year member of the Essex Knights of
Pythias Lodge, a former member of the Richwood School Board and a member
of the former Union County Civil Defense. He enjoyed collecting and
restoring antique tractors.
He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Jackson Township, Union County, to the
late Dan and Louie Butz Wasserbeck and was predeceased by a brother, Joe
Wasserbeck.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Ellen Imbody Wasserbeck whom he
married Dec. 6, 1944; two daughters, Sharon (Marvin) Gilbert of
Marysville and Annie (Larry) Joseph of Prospect; two grandsons, Jason
Joseph and Brad (Tara) Gilbert; and a great-grandson, Andrew Joseph.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. David Lippert will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Reformed Church, 4234
Green Camp Essex Road, Marion, OH 43302, or the Chapel Hill House, a log
house that is used for helping children with cancer, at Kids 'N Kamp,
3340 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202.

THE REV. EDWIN F. DANA
The Rev. Edwin F. Dana, 93, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a beloved and faithful minister with the Assembly of God Church
for more than 60 years. His lifelong mission began after graduation from
the Missionary Alliance Seminary in Nyack, N.Y. He taught Bible School
at the Penial Bible Institute in Stanton, Ky., and later moved to
eastern Kentucky where he helped establish and develop several new
churches. He could vividly recall the need to use motorcycles, Jeeps or
horseback to reach his congregations and evangelization sites. He served
at the Assembly of God Church in Donaldson, Ky., before moving to
Marysville in 1950 to serve as pastor of the Glad Tidings Tabernacle and
held that position until suffering a heart attack in 1959.
While his health improved, he became well known in the area for his
abilities as an organ repairman and piano tuner for schools and
churches. He worked briefly for the Marysville Lumber Company and served
as a janitor for Trinity Lutheran Church and School. He returned to the
ministry as interim pastor at the Allen Center Baptist Church, then
served Assembly of God churches in Delaware, Kenton and Jonesboro, Ga.,
and concluded as assistant pastor at the Fayette Fellowship Assembly of
God Church in Peachtree City, Ga., where he received an honorary
doctorate degree for 50 years in the ministry.
He retired to the Marysville area to be near his family in 1986. He was
thankful for his loving family and especially blessed by his wife who
served by his side his entire career. He will be remembered best by his
motto, "To serve rather than be served."
He was born April 19, 1910, in Banner, Okla., the youngest of seven
children of the late Owen and Idora McCullough Dana. He married Dorothy
M. Musselman Dec. 29, 1939, in Lost Creek, Ky., and she died June 7,
1996.
He is survived by two sons, Crell (Elaine) Dana of Beavercreek and
Bernard (Susie) Dana of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Martha Sue
(Tom) Brennan of Alton, Ill., and Ruth Ann (Loran) Eastman of
Marysville; six grandchildren, Timothy Dana, Kevin (Joyce) Dana, Kyle
(Kimberly) Dana, Mark (Debby) Eastman, Lorinna (Russ) Hawkins and Lanita
(Charles "C.J.") Gaul; 13 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; sister- and brother-in-law, Orpha and
Burdette Shell of New Lebanon; several nieces and nephews; and countless
friends from his years in the ministry.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christian
Assembly Church. The Rev. Donald Moceri, who followed the deceased at
Glad Tidings Tabernacle, the Rev. Jack Marcum and various family members
will officiate and burial will be beside his wife at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures
activity fund, 393 Gables Drive, Marysville.

CLARENCE W. DAVIDSON
Clarence W. Davidson, 70, of Forest died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at St.
Charles Mercy Hospital in Oregon, Ohio.
He was a retired plumber and National Guardsman and a member of Masonic
Lodge 378 in Forest.
He was born May 12, 1933, in Kenton to the late Harvey and Margaret
Lawrence Davidson and was predeceased by a stepson, Mike Cribley; two
sisters, Margaret Eileen Titus and Lena Marie Ray; and a brother, Harvey
Gale Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Urban Davidson; two daughters, Pam
(Chuck) Lebar of Georgia and Teresa (Bill Rich) of Columbus; a son, Gary
Davidson of Columbus; a stepson, David Cribley of Forest; a
stepdaughter, Jeannine (Greg) Hayes of Alabama; seven grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert (Dorothy) Davidson of North
Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home in Kenton and burial will be at
the Norman Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call from noon until the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

PAUL MORGAN FIELDS
Paul Morgan Fields, 78, of Kenton died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at The
Corinthian in Kenton.
He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Richwood to the late Herbert and Myrtle
Morgan Fields and was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a sister, Jackie Negandank of Detroit, Mich.; and
several nieces and nephews, including Betty Fields of Marion.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price
Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating.
The Ballinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

APRIL ANN LAWARRE
April Ann LaWarre, 47, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital after complications from surgery and a
long, determined battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Despite her ailments, she persevered with a sense of humor and a loving
spirit. She was a former associate of General Industries and a former
employee of Kmart and Sanese. She was a 1974 graduate of Marysville High
School and studied accounting at Marion Technical College. She was a
member of the New Dover United Methodist Church and collected teapots,
coffee mugs form every state in the U.S., panda bears and, as a
collector of Hummel figurines, she was a member of the Hummel Club. She
liked to cross stitch, crochet and read. She appreciated various
cultures and heritages and enjoyed music, especially the Bee Gees.
She was born Sept. 15, 1956, in Marysville and was predeceased by a
great-aunt, Josephine Harris; her grandfather, Wade Smith Lee; and her
step-grandfather, Harold LaWarre.
She is survived by a daughter, Ameena, a student at Marysville High
School; her parents, Jim and Kathryn LaWarre of Marysville; her maternal
grandmother, Ruby LaWarre of Marysville; and a brother, Ben (Cindy)
LaWarre of Marysville; two sisters, Kathy (Lary) Cline of Broadway and
Sheila (Rick) Kuba of West Mansfield; a niece, Heather (Ed) Lowe of
Marysville; three nephews, Joel (Sharon) LaWarre of Morrow, Kyle Kuba of
East Liberty and Joey Kuba of California; a great-niece, Emma; a
great-nephew, Hunter; an uncle, Jerry (Nola) LaWarre of Marysville; and
an aunt, Mary (Bob) Ormeroid of Marysville; her caregivers, Fran Rausch
of Plain City and Nikki Ross of Marysville; her pet cat, Cosmic; and
many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Leo A. Cunningham of the New Dover
United Methodist Church will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ameena LaWarre Education Fund
or the Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, 3740 Ridge Mill
Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221, or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DORTHY STILLINGS MAIMONA
Dorthy Stillings Maimona, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Englewood,
Fla., died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville, surrounded
by her family and hospice caregivers.
She retired in 1981 after almost 20 years as head cashier at the Ohio
Reformatory for Women. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Marysville and St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood.
During retirement, she enjoyed traveling and was devoted to her family.
She was a graduate of Union Darby High School and the wife of a U.S. Air
Force serviceman.
She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Chuckery to the late Vinton and Lois
Fenner Stillings and was predeceased by a daughter, Lois Maimona in
1993; three brothers; and a sister. She married Andrew J. Maimona and he
died Feb. 14, 1999, after 57 years of marriage.
She is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Rusty) Oetker of Marysville; a
son, Andrew J. (Cheryl) Maimona of Hudson; 10 grandchildren, including
Alex and Tessa Nicol of Marysville, Matthew Maimona, a student at the
University of Dayton and Allison Maimona, a student at Fordham Law
School in New York City; and a sister, Mary Oberdier of Columbus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch
Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DORIS LUMPKINS MURRAY
Doris Lumpkins Murray of Marion died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 27,
2003, at her home.
She was a 1949 graduate of New Bloomington High School and an active and
dedicated member of Central United Methodist Church in Richwood. She
worked for the North Union School District as the superintendent's
secretary and then retired from Ohio Edison as a line clerk. She
volunteered at Marion General Hospital and was active with world
missions. She enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds and she and her family
attended many spring training games in Florida. Most of all, she was a
devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her entire family.
She was born in Logan County to Erdean Gamble and raised by Ray and Ida
Albert. She married Orval L. Lumpkins in 1956 and he died in March 1977.
She then married John R. Murray in 1984 and he died in September 1994.
She was also predeceased by her oldest son, Rodney Lumpkins.
She is survived by a son, Jeff (Paige) Lumpkins of Greenville;
stepchildren, Mark (Jenny) murray of Columbus, Dale (Sharol) Herr of
Marion, John (Mary) Murray Jr. of Delaware, Frank Murray of Arlington,
Texas, Bob (Margie) Herr of Marion, Mike Herr and Susan Austin of
Toledo, Joyce Leslein of Reynoldsburg and Val (Mike) Bates of Pataskala;
and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Central United
Methodist Church in Richwood. The Revs. Bryan Lauzau and Allan Ocampo
will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Humane Society, 2264
Richland Road, Marion OH 43302 or to a humane society in the donor's
area in keeping with her love for animals.

ANNA LOUISE SHOCK
Anna Louise Shock, 88, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from the Shelby Business Forms Company after 21 years of
service. She lived in Shelby for more than 50 years and moved to
Marysville five years ago. She was a longtime member of the First United
Church of Christ in Shelby where she belonged to the Circle of Faith and
Women's Guild and, through the church, volunteered at the Fairhaven
Nursing Home in Upper Sandusky. She was a 50-year member of the Union
Grange in Shelby and for the past five years attended the Marysville
Church of the Nazarene and was an active member of the Widows Support
Group of the church. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens,
quilting, crocheting, sewing and canning vegetables.
She was born May 17, 1915, in Venice Township, Seneca County, to the
late Delbert Earl and Orlena Bollinger Schaaf and was predeceased by a
sister, Ruth Heefner. She married Marlin Raymond Shock May 16, 1940, in
Attica and he died Aug. 12, 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret A. (Thomas E.) Burkhart and
Dorothy E. (James W.) Trease of Marysville; five grandchildren, Lisa
(Robert) Kolakowski of Marysville and Allan (Tammy) Burkhart, Scott
Burkhart, Mathew Trease and Rachel (Ryan) Sheridan of Columbus; three
great-grandchildren, Kimberly and Samantha Kolakowski and Corban
Sheridan; and two sisters, Blanche Shock of Attica and Clara Shaaf of
Bucyrus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Barkdull
Funeral Home, 33 N. Gamble St., Shelby. The Rev. Melvin Smitley will
officiate and burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Friends may
call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home and one hour
prior to the services Saturday at the Barkdull Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson
Society, P.O. Box 8313, Dublin OH 43218-0313.

EILEEN R. GORDON
Eileen R. Gordon, 90, of West Mansfield died Christmas day Dec. 25,
2003, at her home surrounded by her family.
In 1941 Gordon and her family moved to Elyria and then to Euclid in
1942. During WWII she was a homemaker and worked at the Weatherhead Co.,
later moving to the office of a subsidiary of that company, the L.P.G.
Corp. She later became manager of the post office at J.J. Newberry Co.
department store in Mentor. She and her husband returned to the West
Mansfield area in 1966 where he later passed away.
She was employed for many years in the maternity ward of Hardin Memorial
Hospital and took special delight in working in the nursery. After
leaving there, she provided home care for the elderly for a period of
years. She spent several years at the West Mansfield Library as
librarian until finally retiring.
She was a member of the West Mansfield Church of Christ and the Ladies
Aid of the church, attending regularly until recently. She was a member
of the Charity Circle of Kings Daughters and Sons and an Ohio Branch
Officer for a number of years. She was also past treasurer for the Home
Town Bug Tusslers garden club and exhibited plants and flowers at the
Logan County Fair, winning many ribbons and at times being called on to
judge exhibits. For many years she was active in the local Girl Scouts
and spent her summers as a camp nurse at Camp Myeerah. She lived a full
life of service and was well known and loved in her community.
She was born March 26, 1913, in Marion. She was the second of six
children of the late Thomas G. and Laura M. (Kraus). She married J.
Robert Gordon on Feb. 17, 1934, and he preceded her in death in 1976.
She was also preceded in death by a bother, Eugene Kraus, brother and
sister-in-laws, Geraldine and Harold Shirk, Irma and Howard Russell and
Charles Peak, daughter-in-law Virginia Gordon and two great
grandchildren, Brittany and Brandon Kerns.
Surviving are her son J. Michael (Jean) Gordon and daughters, M. Diane
(Howard) Brubaker of Aurora, Judyth Roach, who lived with her mother,
Penny (Robert) McCarthy of Bellefontaine, a brother, Thomas (Joyce)
Kraus of Salt Springs, Fla.,  a sister, Betsey Peak of Rice Lake, Wis.,
and a sister-in-law, Bernice Kraus of Waldo. Also surviving are 24
grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and nine great great
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the West Mansfield
Church of Christ. Willis Moe will officiate and burial will take place
next to her husband at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends of the family may call Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Care Hospice, 21 Hunter Place
suite two, Bellefontaine, 43311.

CLARENCE C. MODER
Clarence C. Moder, 86, of Marysville died suddenly Christmas Day, Dec.
25, 2003, at his home.
He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for nine years prior to moving
to Florida in 1956 where he worked as a courier for the Hughes
Electrical and Plumbing Supply Company for several years. He was a
lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a U.S. Army Signal Corps
veteran in World War II. He and his wife moved back to Marysville in
1985 to help care for family members. He enjoyed card games and will be
remembered as a hard worker.
He was born April 2, 1917, on the family farm on Coleman-Brake Road near
Milford Center to the late William P. and Anna Barbara Nicol Moder and
was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Luther Moder and two
sisters, Florence and Marie Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Alnet Mayer Moder to whom he was married
Aug. 8, 1946, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Columbus by the Rev.
Bierstedt; three nieces, Barbara (Andrew) Detrick of Bellefontaine,
Revena (Kenneth) Metzler of Westerville and Sandra Schofield of Fort
Myers Beach, Fla.; two nephews, William P. (Mary Ellen) Moder of New
Holland and Roy Andrews of Marysville; and several cousins, great-nieces
and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers will be family members William Moder, Kenneth Kleiber, Jim
and Garret Andrews, Harold Dillion and Gary Greiner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 311 E. Sixth St.,
Marysville.

AGNES R. BROWN
Agnes R. Brown, 91, of Amlin died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at her home
surrounded by her loving family.
She retired as a sales clerk at Lazarus and was a member of the 20-year
club. She was a member of Amlin United Methodist Church and Starlight
Rebekah Lodge of Dublin where she received the Rebekah Assembly Degree
of Chivalry from the Grand Lodge of Ohio. She was a very active member
in six senior citizens groups.
She was born June 3, 1912, in Delaware County to the late James and
Stella Neill Bower; and was predeceased by her husband, Roy Brown in
1969; a son-in-law, John Jordan in 1992; three sisters, Mary Temple,
Margaret Rhodes and Isabelle Brown; and two brothers, William Bower and
James Bower.
She is survived by her loving children, A. Rosella Jordan of Milford
Center and Leona (Herb) Jones of Dublin; a son, John R. Brown of
Hilliard; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother,
Frank (Joy) Bower of Pickerington; a sister-in-law, Opal Bower of
Delaware; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends and card-playing
buddies, Rose Reynolds, Jenny Showalter and Pauline Orr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Amlin United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Casey Wilson will officiate and burial will
be at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 5441
Cosgray Road, Dublin OH 43016, or Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3595
Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214-4034.

CARL CLINTON MCCLURE
Carl Clinton McClure, 60, of Magnetic Springs died Monday, Dec. 22,
2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was an LP service and deliveryman for AmeriGas (Columbia Propane) for
25 years and a member of the Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. He
enjoyed fishing, camping and HAM and CB radios.
He was born May 1, 1943, in Ironton to the late Floyd Selby and Grace
Helen Freeman McClure.
He is survived by three daughters Carla (Michael) Porschet and Jennifer
(Brett) Schilling of Marysville and Christi (Mark) Straight of Hilliard;
a son, Jeffrey McClure of Marysville; four grandchildren, Taylor, Brian,
Brandon and Cameron; his former wife and special friend, Brenda Lewis of
Marysville; a sister, JoAnn Sinclair of Upper Arlington; aunts and
uncles, Marlin McClure, Eugene Freeman, Edith McClure Freeman, Helen
McClure and Mary McClure of South Point; a nephew, Tom Sinclair of
Florida; and a special family friend, Joan Finch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marysville Free
Will Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., where friends may call from 6 to
8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Services will
also be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton
with visitation beginning two hours prior to the service. Burial will be
held at 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219, or the Central Ohio
Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTY RAY ROGERS
Christy Ray Rogers, 48, of Grove City died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003.
She was a graduate of Fairbanks High School and earned an associate
degree from Columbus State University and a bachelor's degree from
Franklin University. She was an application manager for the city of
Columbus and member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
She was predeceased by her father and is survived by her mother, Mary
Morse; her husband of 18 years, Dan Rogers; children, Brad and Danielle;
a great-grandmother, Anna Davis; sisters, Sheila (Rob) Perlman, Deborah
(Edmund) James, Lori (David) Throndsen and Mary Jane (Dave Kelley) Hale;
her father-in-law, William Rogers; a brother-in-law, William D.
(Christi) Rogers; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3710 Broadway, Grove City. The Rev. John
Swickard will officiate and burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where a prayer
service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer
Society. Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

JACK THOMAS
Jack Thomas, 60, of Cable died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, as the result
of an automobile accident.
He was the founder of Pop's Pizza in Cable and was affectionately called
Pops. He was a former employee of Technoglass in Bellefontaine and had
been helping his son with Plantscape Landscaping. He was a member of the
Cable United Methodist Church and was involved in the renovation of the
church. He was an executive board member of Ohio Inter City Bowling
Association and a member of the Moose Lodge. He was past president of
the Triad Alumni Association and was a strong supporter of Triad school
functions and sponsored many soccer softball and basketball teams. His
hobbies were his children and grandchildren and their sporting events,
along with bowling, golf and softball. He will be sadly missed by all
who knew him.
He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Mechanicsburg to Jack and Mary Jane
Nichols Thomas and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Ann Case Thomas; two
daughters, Jacqueline (Amos) Watson and Angela (Robert) Johnston of
North Lewisburg; a son, Troy (Tonya) Thomas of Cable; his mother of
Cable; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Matthew and Joshua Watson, Skylar
and Alissa Ohashi, Alex Caryl and Tori and Truitt Thomas; a brother,
Gary (Pat) Thomas of Cable; several nieces, nephews, an aunt, uncles and
many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. The Revs.
Joyce McKeever and Doug Muchiri will officiate. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cable United Methodist Church
building fund. Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.

CARL "MIKE" R. KLOTTS
Carl "Mike" R. Klotts, 70, of Lakeview died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at
his home.
He was retired from Goodyear in Marysville after 20 years of service and
was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a life member of
Amvets Post 39 and VFW post 5451 and a member of American Legion Post
120, Moose Lodge 1533 and the Eagles 3615.
He was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Columbus to the late Richard and Ocie
Langley Klotts; his grandparents, Rebecca and Embert Langley who raised
him; and a brother, James Klotts.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glenna Overfield Klotts of
Lakeview; two daughters, Rhonda Jean (Bill Adams) and Elizabeth Ann
"Beth" (James Wild) of Urbana; grandchildren, Jason Adams, Aaron Adams,
Brad Wild, Melanie Cooksey, Justin Wild; seven great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Margie Bidgood of Urbana and Kathryn Ball.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. Pastor Nancy
Hardin will officiate and burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a local
hospice.


CARL CLINTON MCCLURE
Carl Clinton McClure, 60, of Magnetic Springs died Monday, Dec. 22,
2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was an LP service and deliveryman for AmeriGas (Columbus Propane) for
25 years and a member of the Marysville Free Will Baptist Church. He
enjoyed fishing, camping and HAM and CB radios.
He was born May 1, 1943, in Ironton to the late Floyd Selby and Grace
Helen Freeman McClure.
He is survived by three daughters Carla (Michael) Porschet and Jennifer
(Brett) Schilling of Marysville and Christi (Mark) Straight of Hilliard;
a son, Jeffrey McClure of Marysville; four grandchildren, Taylor, Brian,
Brandon and Cameron; his former wife and special friend, Brenda Lewis of
Marysville; a sister, JoAnn Sinclair of Upper Arlington; aunts and
uncles, Marlin McClure, Eugene Freeman, Edith McClure Freeman, Helen
McClure and Mary McClure of South Point; a nephew, Tom Sinclair of
Florida; and a special family friend, Joan Finch.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marysville Free
Will Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., where friends may call from 6 to
8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday. Services will
also be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton
with visitation beginning two hours prior to the service. Burial will be
held at 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,
2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219, or the Central Ohio
Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KATHLEEN "KATHY" DIANE BARKER
Kathleen "Kathy" Diane Barker, 56, of Marysville died at her home
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, surrounded by her loving family after a yearlong
battle with cancer.
As a child of an Army family, she attended schools in a number of places
in the United States and Germany. She graduated from Fairbanks High
School in 1966. She was an avid crafts person, a longtime member of the
St. John's Lutheran Church bazaar committee, an expert seamstress and
member of the sewing committee at the church and one of the youngest
quilters at the church. For many years she was a volunteer lunch worker
at St. John's Lutheran School. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and
working with her talented hands. She was a loving wife, mother and aunt
who made herself available to her nieces and nephews on occasions too
numerous to mention when they needed help.
She was born in Norfolk, Neb., March 25, 1947.
She is survived by her parents, retired Maj. Gen. Oscar C. and Ella Mae
Tillson Decker Jr. of Marysville; her husband, Douglas Barker to whom
she was married May 28, 1967, by her grandfather, the Rev. Oscar Decker,
at St. John's Lutheran Church; a son, Michael (Rene) of Marysville; a
sister, Linda (Vernon) Ingram of Virginia who has been by her side
during her battle with cancer; a brother, David (Patricia) of Michigan;
and a number of nieces and nephews to whom she was very dear.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church on Route 736. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday
at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church organ fund or the Union
County Cancer Society.

ETHEL M. FLETCHER
Ethel M. Fletcher, 87, of Sunbury died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Country
View Care Center in Sunbury.
She worked at Nestle's for 29 years as a capper operator, retiring in
1981. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, her children and grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Delaware County to the late David and
Anna Ethel Neds Grooms and was predeceased by five brothers, Bill,
Albert, Ben, Joe and Pearl; three sisters, Mary Kegg, Helen Feasel and
Margaret Grooms; a son-in-law, Charlie Richardson; and on Jan. 24, 2003,
by her husband, Sammie Fletcher.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Bob) Jackson of Milford
Center, Helen Richardson of Pleasant Gardens, N.C., and Roberta (Bill)
Morris of Sunbury; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six
great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur (Betty) Grooms of Ashley
and Richard Grooms of Delaware; a sister, Jayne Swope of Sunbury; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, Route 3 at Route 61, Sunbury and burial will be at the
Galena Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care,
2760 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43219.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

WILLIAM H. "BABE" NORRIS
William H. "Babe" Norris, 88, of Richwood died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a former
self-employed farmer and truck driver and hauled for Producers
Livestock, Heinhold Hog Markets and many area farmers. He was a 50-year
member of Mount Carmel Lodge 303. He was always on the go, enjoying
talking, visiting and kidding with family and friends. He never knew a
stranger.
He was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Union County to the late Harrison and
Blanche Willison Norris and was predeceased by a sister, Mary Louise
Norris. He married Velma Maxine Warner Dec. 4, 1955, and she died June
13, 1991.
He is survived by a son, William Ed Norris of Richwood; a daughter, Mary
Lu (Kelley) Swartz of Richwood; and two grandsons, Kelton and Kyle
Swartz.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery
where veteran graveside services will be conducted by the Richwood VFW
and American Legion Posts. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the
time of the service the funeral home where Masonic services will be
conducted at 11:15 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals of Union County, 500
London Ave., Marysville

 

 

WADE ROBERT "ROBB" CORMANY
Wade Robert "Robb" Cormany, 37, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a 1984 graduate of Findlay High School and served in the U.S.
Navy aboard the USS Lexington. He enjoyed airplanes, trains and ships
but his biggest love was for his family and he enjoyed camping with
family and friends at Dogwood Valley Campground in Mount Gilead.
He was born Dec. 21, 1965, in Findlay to Wade and Mary Ashmore Cormany
and was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Roy and Vicki Ashmore;
his paternal grandfather, Lee Cormany and a nephew, Justin Smith.
He is survived by his parents of Lakeview; his wife, Korina Ballard
Cormany whom he married Aug. 18, 2001, in Mount Gilead; two sons,
Channing and Christopher; a daughter, Morgan; a stepdaughter, Sara
Edwards; a stepson, Joshua Edwards; three sisters, Roxanne (Jerry) Smith
of Marysville, Randi (Dan) Hoyer of Findlay and Ricci (Dennis) Miller of
Delaware; four nieces, Jennifer, Lesa, Danielle and Angie; five nephews,
David, Joshua, Nathanial, Dallan and Westley; two great-nieces, Madison
and Ashley; three great-nephews, Zachary, Aaron and Justin; paternal
grandmother, Mildred Cormany of Waverly; two sisters-in-law, Sheila
(Herman Richardson) Ballard of Mount Victory and Marie Ballard of
Milford Center; his father- and mother-in-law, David and Marilyn Ballard
of Marysville; an uncle, Gary (Cynthia) Cormany of Fairlawn; an aunt,
Mary Ellen Cormany of Waverly; and many cousins, including a special
cousin, Abby Snyder of Rome, Ga.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Findlay. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NELSON LEROY COOK
Nelson Leroy Cook, 65, of East Liberty died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at
his home with his loving family by his side following a courageous and
hard-fought battle with cancer.
A capable and talented man, Nelson was self-employed for more than 25
years as a general contractor. He worked with John Fleck Construction in
Marysville during his younger years and for the past six years enjoyed a
partnership with two of his sons, working as Triple C Construction. He
enjoyed hunting and fishing and during the past two years thoughtfully
made several wood crafts for his family to treasure. His greatest joy
came from spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He was born Oct. 23, 1938, in Marysville to the late Robert Arthur and
Daisy Lavern Underhill Cook and was predeceased by a brother, Charlie
Cook.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol L. Coons Cook whom he
married Sept. 17, 1956, in North Lewisburg; five sons, Jeff (Diana)
Coons of West Mansfield and Terry (Rhonda) Cook, Dave (Margie) Cook,
Rodney (Julie) Cook and John (Jennifer) Cook of East Liberty; a
daughter, Teresa Amerine of West Mansfield and her fiancÚ, Tim Rausch;
15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Robert (Joan)
Cook and Ronnie (Susie) Cook of Marysville, George (Janet) Cook of North
Lewisburg and Russell (Peggy) Cook of Cable; four sisters, Emma (Lee)
Holycross of Bellefontaine, Marlene (Marvin) Hoffman of Marysville,
Evelyn (Bob) Hoffman of Columbus and Dodie (Larry) Burton of Middletown;
numerous nieces and nephews; and his best buddy and pet dog, CJ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Keith Matthews will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Tri-Care
Hospice.

DAVID N. BAIRD
David N. Baird, 55, of rural Richwood died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec.
20, 2003, at his home.
He was a hard-working farmer and a dedicated and active member of the
Richwood First Baptist Church where he held many leadership positions
over the years. He was a member of the Taylor Township Zoning Committee
and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, a former member of the
Marysville Young Farmers and a 15-year member of the Union County Fair
Board. He had attained the American Farmer Degree.
In the last few years, he enjoyed taking motorcycle rides and visiting
friends and family and he had an open door policy at his home. He was
supportive of neighbors, friends and family and people always knew where
they stood with him. His direct but fair approach was felt by many
people.
He was born May 16, 1948, in Zanesville to the late John and Helen
Zimmerman Baird.
He is survived by three children, Natalie Baird of Boston, Mass.; Angela
(Marc) Counts of Raymond and Lucas Baird of Columbus; his best friend
and mother of their children, Sheryl Baird of Marysville; and two
sisters, Cynthia (Tom) Lewis of West Liberty and Barbara (Harley) Hanna
of Zanesville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Richwood First
Baptist Church. The Revs. Alan Perkins and Scot Gorsuch will officiate
and burial will be at the Ford Reed Cemetery in Taylor Township near the
deceased's home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Pallbearers will be John, David and Josh Lewis, Caleb Hanna and Ben,
Brandon, Mike and Bruce Beery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville FFA Alumni or the
church.

THOMAS OWEN CLARK
Thomas Owen Clark, 80, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a resident of Heartland of Marysville for many years. A former
section hand for the New York Central Railroad, he attended the Peoria
United Methodist Church and was an associate of U-Co Industries. He was
known for his kindness to and love for children.
He was born July 13, 1923, in Peoria to the late Orlen Robert and Helen
Louise Sarver Clark and was predeceased by a brother, James F. Clark.
He is survived by three sisters, Ethlyn (Willard) Byrd of Jackson,
Tenn., and Margaret Wolever and Marlene (Bill) Marsh of Marysville;
three nephews, Bruce Lockwood, Dennis Wolever and Jeff Marsh; four
nieces, Kathy Wolever, Karen Titkemeyer, Trina Simpson and Sandy
Johnson; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dale Rexroth of the Peoria United Methodist Church will
officiate and private burial will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at a later
date. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activities department at
Heartland of Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRANCIS EDWARD "ED," "SMOKEY JOE" HENDRICKSON
Francis Edward "Ed," "Smokey Joe" Hendrickson, 80, of Richwood died
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at his home surrounded by his family.
He had worked as a mechanic, working on small engines at his former shop
in Claibourne. He farmed for John Wiley and enjoyed arrowhead hunting,
trapping, coon hunting, fishing, auto racing, playing euchre and
spending time on his CB radio. Family was very important to him and his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mildred Wilson Hendrickson
and sisters and brother, Ruby Dowell, Hazel Evans and Donald
Hendrickson.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Sexton Hendrickson; children, Kenny
Downing, Eddie (Dawn) Hendrickson, Kathy (Dean) Henderson and Kevin
(Connie Taylor) Hendrickson of Richwood, Gary (Cheryl) Hendrickson of
Broadway, Terry (Denise) Hendrickson of Blanchester, Renee (Charlie)
Crabtree and Juanita (Johnny) McLaughlin of Marysville and Vonda (Brad)
Kempton of Prospect; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four
sisters, Jeannie (Harold Smith and Ruth (Jack) Rouse of Richwood,
Dorothy (Bob) Dever of Marion and Lucille (Glen) Carmen of Bucyrus; and
a brother-in-law, Bob Evans of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

ARTHUR JAMES SWEENEY
Arthur James Sweeney, 56, of Richwood died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at
Riverside Methodist Church.
He was retired from Ranco Corporation in Plain City and enjoyed fishing,
camping and all family activities.
He was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Marion to Arthur James and Martha Dunnan
Sweeney Sr. and was predeceased by his father and a grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Ellen Whited Sweeney; three daughters,
April, (Stephen) Bash of Columbus, Shannon (Joe) McKay of Westerville
and Heather Sweeney of Marion; three grandchildren, Dalton Stacy,
Madeline McKay and Hanah Bash; his mother of Warsaw, Ind.; a brother,
John (Wendy) Sweeney of Peru, Ind.; and a sister, Sonja (Jerry) Byrd of
Warsaw.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. Jerry Byrd will officiate and burial will be
at the Maskill Cemetery with committal services conducted by George Wood
Jr. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

AUSTIN LEE JONES
Austin Lee Jones, infant son of Joseph L. Jones, formerly of West
Jefferson, and Kristi D. Thacker Jones, formerly of Columbus, was born
Dec. 9, 2003. He weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces and was 15 inches long.
Due to complications, he died 15 minutes after birth at the Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents,
Bruce and Anita Keller of Columbus; a great-grandmother, Edna Palmore of
Columbus; two uncles, Bruce Allen Keller Jr. of Columbus and William
Jones of Plain City; and an aunt, Jamie Jones of London. He was
predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ruth and Howard Sexton who
lived in Unionville Center.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at the Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

PHYLLIS IRENE DRAUDT
Phyllis Irene Draudt, 77, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at
the Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock after an extended illness.
She was a loving homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She attended
Emmanuel Baptist Church in recent years and formerly attended the
Marysville Missionary Baptist Church. Her greatest joy came from taking
care of her family and her home.
She was born April 26, 1926, in Marion to the late Jesse Lee and Grace
Redmond Warrick and was raised by her loving grandparents, William and
Sarah Gornflo Redmond.
She is survived by her husband of more than 53 years, Robert A. Draudt
whom she married June 10, 1950, at the home of her mother- and
father-in-law on Wolford Maskill Road; two daughters, Janet Draudt, a
resident of Spring Meadows Care Center, and Carol (Allen) Yeoman of
Raymond; two grandchildren, Tanya M. (Daniel) Smith of Marysville and
Rob E. (Shannon) Cunningham of Richwood; two great-grandchildren, Zane
and Zoe Smith; three foster great-grandchildren, Gary, Austin and Bryan;
a half-brother, Ronald (Martha) Warrick of Marion; and her half-sister,
Barbara Dennison of Caledonia, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannamith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor David Elmore will officiate and burial will be at
the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Meadows Care Center in
care of the funeral home.

EDWARD CHAPMAN
Edward Chapman, 83, of Marysville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a former farmer and was retired from Dayton Power and Light
Company after 29 1/2 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II with
service in the Philippines and Japan. He was a longtime member of BPOE
1130 and a life member of VFW Post 3320.
He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Springfield and was predeceased by his
father, Charles Chapman and his stepfather and mother, Will and Agnes
Dixon Thorton.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Fry Chapman whom he married March
11, 1944, at the Springfield Baptist Church parsonage; a son, Mike
(Nancy) Chapman of London; a daughter, Mickey Jo (Drew) Hutson of
Galena; five grandchildren, Corey (Joe) Massarelli of Beaver Creek,
Kelly Chapman of London, David (Kelly) Chapman of Westerville and Ryan
Hutson and Sara Hutson of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will conduct full military
graveside honors. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home where an Elks memorial service will be held at 8
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

FRANCES MARIE FRAZELL
Frances Marie Frazell, 87, of Plain City died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a loving Christian mother and wife and a member of the
Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union in Plain City.
She was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Marysville to the late Martin and Nellie
Mae Rice Hoffine and was predeceased by a younger brother, Charles
Hoffine; a daughter, Connie Louise Douglas; a son-in-law, Floyd
Burchett; and in 1974 by her loving husband, Charles Richard Frazell.
She is survived by three daughters, Patty Burchett of Unionville Center,
Carol (Sam) Skaggs of Plain City and Nellie Masten of Elkhart, Ind.; two
sons, Charles Earl Frazell of Marysville and Steve (Karen) Frazell of
Plain City; a brother, Russell (Barb) Hoffine of Plain City; two
sons-in-law, Richard Douglas of Otisville, Mich., and Luther Herdman of
Elkhart, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Fred Frazell of Plain City; a
sister-in-law, Lula (Bill) Koon of Plain City; 9 grandchildren, Rex
Allen (Tammy) Burchett of Grayson, Ky., Michelle (Mitch) Exline of
Marysville, Michael (Shari) Douglas and Richie Douglas of Culumbiaville,
Mich., Todd (Tracey) Douglas of Lapeer, Mich., Roy Herdman of Montezuma,
Ind., Clinton Herdman of Kentucky, Jerry Herdman of Elkhart, Ind., and
Melinda (Lee) Lutz of Kenton; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews and friends, especially many friends at Milcrest Nursing Center
where she had been wonderfully taken care of for eight years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone
Church of Christ in Christian Union, 8280 Rickard Road, Plain City.
Pastor Bob Kline will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home.

JOANNA BEACH WHALEN
Joanna Phyllis Marie Beach Whalen, 27, of Langley Air Force Base,
Hampton, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at her home following a
hard-fought battle with brain cancer.
 The devoted wife of a military serviceman, she volunteered with the
Enlisted Spouses Club at Langley, organizing social events and family
gatherings. A 1994 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a former
associate of The Scotts Co. and Liebert Corporation. She was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed and
attended Trinity School. She enjoyed stamping crafts and was a Stamping
Up consultant.
She was born June 20, 1976, and is survived by her husband, Senior
Airman Darrell Whalen to whom she was married Aug. 8, 1998, in
Greenville by her sister, the Rev. Christy Wendland; her parents, David
and Cheryl Beach of Marysville; two sisters, the Rev. Christy (the Rev.
Mark) Wendland of Glenville, Minn., and Andrea (Brian) Bushong of
Marysville; a niece, Kayla Wendland; a nephew, Joey Noble; mother- and
father-in-law, Gloria and Rick Harmon of Bradford; grandparents-in-law,
Bruce and Shirley Drieling of Bradford; sister-in-law, Lynn Noble of
Bradford; aunts and uncles, Jay (June) Evans, Jill Evans and Pauline
(David) Weaver, Tami Moceri and her friend, Troy Cox of Marysville, Jim
(Kim) Evans of East Liberty, Jan Williams of Texas, Mary (David) Sampson
of Arizona, Kathy Abney of Bradford; many cousins; special friends,
Brian and Lora Harrison of California, Jon and Spring Kemp of Virginia
and Philip Jones of Urbana; and her pet dog, Lexi.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and graveside services
will be held at 4 p.m. at Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford with Scott
Payne officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Brian Harrison, Jon Kemp, Travis Copeland, Justin
Cain, Larry Moore, Matt Evans, Nathan Moceri and Michael Evans
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Union
County Unit, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET ANN DEVORE
Margaret Ann Devore, 85, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the
home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Ravenswood, W.Va., to the late Wilbur N.
and Inez Haskins Gould and was predeceased by her husband, Charles "Al"
Devore in 1999; a son, Charles N. Devore in 1995; two brothers, Edwin
Gould and Harry Gould; and two sisters Alma Lake and Helen Roberts.
She is survived by a son, Tom (Martha) Devore of Dublin; a daughter,
Carol (Roger) Humble of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Devore of
Marysville; grandchildren, Gregg (Beth) Humble, Mark (Linda) Humble,
Chris (Patti) Humble, Lori Humble and Doug (Kerrie) Devore of
Marysville; Scott Devore of Texas, David Devore of North Carolina,
Rodney (Denise) Devore of Columbus, Darin (Melanie) Devore of Plain City
and Rhonda (Dan) Moore of Ashley; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth
Bosworth of Marengo; three sisters-in-law, Ellen Headlee of Florida,
Irene Cummings of West Virginia and Oretha Watts of Columbus; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and burial
will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.

EVELYN HART GRINDELL
Evelyn Hart Grindell, 91, formerly of Richwood, died Sunday, Dec. 7,
2003, at Doctor's West Hospital.
She was retired as a teacher with the North Union schools and was a
member of the First Baptist Church in Richwood, OSU Alumni Association
and Retired Teachers Association. She was a Past Worthy Matron of the
former Mount Carmel Chapter 42 Order of the Eastern Star and was a
member of the Civil Air Patrol during wartime. She received her pilot's
license in 1942 after teaching aviation to fourth grade students and her
master's thesis on aviation in elementary education remains on file in
the FAA library in Washington, D.C.
She was born April 28, 1912, in Franklin County to the late Edgar and
Bertha Hart and was predeceased by a brother, Virgil Hart and a sister,
Cynny Hart. She married Leo Grindell Aug. 1, 1945, and he died in 1981.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan (John) Tomlinson of LaCrosse,
Wis., Robyn (Frank) Miller of Ventura, Calif., and Reba (Dave) Fisher of
Commercial Point; a son, Jim (Deb) Grindell of Carrollton, Texas; six
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Alan Perkins will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
P.O. Box 414, Marysville.

JOANNA BEACH WHALEN
Joanna Beach Whalen, 27, of Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va., died
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at her home following a hard-fought battle with
brain cancer.
 The devoted wife of a military serviceman, she volunteered with the
Enlisted Spouses Club at Langley, organizing social events and family
gatherings. A 1994 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a former
associate of The Scotts Co. and Liebert Corporation. She was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed and
attended Trinity School. She enjoyed stamping crafts and was a Stamping
Up consultant.
She is survived by her husband, Airman 1st Class Darrell Whalen to whom
she was married Aug. 8, 1998, in Bradford by her sister, the Rev.
Christy Wendland; her parents, David and Cheryl Beach of Marysville; two
sisters, the Rev. Christy (the Rev. Mark) Wendland of Glenville, Minn.,
and Andrea (Brian) Bushong of Marysville; a niece, Kayla Wendland; a
nephew, Joey Noble; mother- and father-in-law, Gloria and Rick Harmon of
Bradford; sister-in-law, Lynn Noble and brother-in-law, Travis Copeland
of Bradford; aunts and uncles, Jay (June) Evans, Jill Evans and Pauline
(David) Weaver, Tami Moceri and her friend, Troy Cox of Marysville, Jim
(Kim) Evans of East Liberty, Jan Williams of Texas and Mary (David)
Sampson of Arizona; many cousins; and her pet dog, Lexi.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and graveside services
will be held at 4 p.m. at Harris Creek Cemetery in Bradford. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Union
County Unit, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES T. DOYLE
James T. Doyle, 81, of Richwood died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 5, 2003,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired from Ranco in Plain City and had worked at the former
Army depot in Marion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a life
member of Richwood VFW Post 870 and a past member of St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in LaRue. He will be sadly missed by his family and
friends who knew him as an easygoing, well-liked and respected family
man. He was a fixture at the Heritage Restaurant in Richwood where he
enjoyed coffee time with friends.
He was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Marion to the late Joseph Francis and
Frances Seaman Doyle and was predeceased by twin great-grandchildren and
two brothers, John Edward and Louis Dean Doyle. He married Ada Lea
Pacifici on July 12, 1942, in Pine Camp, N.Y., and she died May 7, 1997.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Herb) Stokes of Prospect and
Donna (Ralph) Moore of Richwood; five grandchildren, Dessie Coder,
Dawana Laase, Darin Moore, Bradley Moore and Amy Jo Moore; eight
great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Beverly Smith of Long
Island, N.Y., Bavara Hoffman of New Paris, Twila (Keith) Reed of Mira
Loma, Calif., Mary (John) Spiegal of Moline, Ill., Marion (Jewell Dean)
Carter of Davenport, Iowa, Myron (Carol) Doyle of Neosha, Mo., and
Richard Doyle of Truman, Ark.
Private services will be held Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery with veteran graveside services conducted by the
Richwood VFW and American Legion posts. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood VFW Post 870, 9 W.
Blagrove St., Richwood, OH 43344.

CHARLES HERMAN GAMBLE SR.
Charles Herman Gamble Sr., 66, of DeGraff died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003,
at his home.
He was retired as a machine operator at Glacier-Daido in Bellefontaine
and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He graduated from DeGraff High
School in 1955 and attended Tri State University in Angola, Ind., and
Urbana College. He was a member of Philadelphia Lutheran Church in West
Liberty, where he was a church councilman, and was a member of the
Riverside Boosters, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Johnny
Appleseed Society and the Village Pantry Breakfast Liars Club. He was an
avid sports fan, mainly watching his children's and grandchildren's
activities.
He was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Lakeview to the late Bradford Morgan and
Wanda Novelda Lowery Gamble and was predeceased by a brother, Max Edward
Gamble and a sister, Novelda Jeanne Sommers.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Ellen Schrader Gamble whom he married
Nov. 15, 1958, in Indiana; three sons, Charles (Diana) Gamble Jr. and
Jeffrey L. Gamble of DeGraff and Dr. Christopher M. (Patty) Gamble of
Bellefontaine; a daughter, Jennifer A. (Nathan) Thompson of Belle
Center; nine grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily, Brittni, Breanne, Brice
Gamble, Nathalie and Katharine Thompson and Brandon and Conner Gamble;
and two brothers, Bradford Morris (Charlotte) Gamble of Lewistown and
David Lawrence (Maxine) Gamble of Reynoldsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Philadelphia
Lutheran Church. Dr. Timothy Thoresen will officiate and burial will be
at Philadelphia Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home in
DeGraff.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside EMS, the church or the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Condolences may be expressed at timeformemory.com/madden.

ALBERT LEROY RICE
Albert LeRoy Rice, 90, of Dexter, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at
Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
He was a former machinist for Detroit Aluminum and Brass in
Bellefontaine.
He was born July 7, 1913, in Marysville to the late Harry LeRoy and
Elizabeth Mummey Rice and was predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Rice and
two sisters, Elsie Forsyth and Edith Rice.
He is survived by a son, Jack A. Rice of Galion; three grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; a brother, Eldred Eugene Rice of Lakeview; and
a sister, Betty White of Marysville.
The Rev. Clifford Wray officiated at funeral services which were held at
the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and graveside services were
conducted today at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.

PAMELA KATHLEEN SMITH
Pamela Kathleen Smith, 57, of Marysville, formerly of Whitby, Ontario,
Canada, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at her home after a long and
courageous battle with cancer.
She had worked at the Ontario Workers Compensation Board in Canada as a
special needs adjudicator where she managed the unique medical and life
care needs of seriously injured workers. She was admitted to the Quarter
Century Club there in 1991 and retired in 1997 after more than 30 years
of exemplary service. She moved to Marysville in 1998.
She will be lovingly remembered as a kind and caring wife and friend to
all. She enjoyed travel, skiing, knitting, sewing and home decorating
and was especially accomplished and devoted to her English garden. She
was a patron of the arts, enjoying the theater and collecting the works
of Trisha Romance and others and amassing a Longaberger basket
collection. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
She was born June 25, 1946, to the late Ida Winifred Smith in
Nottingham, England, and emigrated to Canada at the age of 19 after
completing her schooling.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Smith; a cousin, Peter Adams
of Hucknall, England; and her extended family, Lowell and Dotti Smith of
Fairfax, Va., Kaye and Kathleen Tertzag of Browns Town, Mich., Melvin
Smith of Fayetteville, N.C., Josephine Wakefield and Clay and Cindy
Harmon of Charlottesville, S.C., Barb Bushaw, of Port Huron, Mich.,
Patrick and B.J. Miljour of Gwinn, Mich., Michael Smith of Traverse
City, Mich., Kevin and Sara Smith of Champion, Mich., Ray and Lisa
Johnson of Skandia, Mich., and many other friends.
A celebration of life service will be held locally at a later date at
the convenience of the family and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial
Gardens, Toronto, Canada.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society or Loving Care Hospice.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

SUSAN KAY MCINTIRE MARSHALL
Susan Kay McIntire Marshall, 58, of Marysville, died Thursday, Dec. 4,
2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. A homemaker, she
was a former cook at Honda of America. She was a longtime member of the
Warrensburg United Methodist Church where she dedicated her time and
talent to several activities of the church. She was also a member of the
pastor parish relations committee. She was a 1964 graduate of Buckeye
Valley High School.
She was born May 30, 1945, in Union County to the late Merlin Herbert
and Catherine Lake McIntire. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward
and Darrell McIntire; two sisters, Lila Basiger Longworth and Kathryn
Engle; a son, Jeffrey Marshall; and a granddaughter, Samantha Marshall.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Robert D. Marshall, whom she
married June 6, 1980, at the Ostrander United Methodist Church; her
children, Johnna (James Dean) Grieble of New Jersey, John Edward (Cindy)
Grieble of New Jersey, Douglas (Stephanie) Grieble of Hilliard, Travis
(Tara) Grieble of Blacklick, Rob (Geni) Marshall of Kenton and Steve
Marshall and Ronnie Marshall of Byhalia; grandchildren, Zach, Katana,
Susan, Katelyn, J.D., Kevin, Cera, Emma, Robbie, Chandra, Cassidy,
Chelsea, Cheyenne and Amara; two brothers, Woody (Janie) McIntire of
Delaware and Richard (Sandy) McIntire of Ostrander; two sisters, Wanda
Hatcher of Sunbury and Bonnie Spriggs of Marysville; an aunt, Avis
Hudson of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Mae McIntire of Delaware;
brothers-in-law, Wayne (Debbie) Engle of Urbana, William Marshall of
Marysville, James (Barbara) Marshall of Marysville and Terry McHugh of
Greencamp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Revs. Mary E. Sandberg and Wayne Engle will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Warrensburg United Methodist
Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.undewoodfuneralhome.com.


MARTHA K. PREDMORE
Martha K. Predmore, 85, formerly of Cleveland, died Thursday, Dec. 4,
2003, at the Wesley Glen Health Center in Columbus.
She was retired from Bryant Air Conditioning Co. in Cleveland. While
living in Cleveland, she was an active member of the Ridgewood First
United Methodist Church in Parma and more recently was a member of the
Worthington First United Methodist Church.
A native of Union County, she was born July 21, 1918, to the late John
A. and Nellie Flickinger Predmore and was predeceased by a sister,
Mildred Predmore.
She is survived by her brother, Robert M. (Joanne) Predmore of
Marysville; two nieces, Tami (Bob) Feucht of Marysville and Joyce
Predmore and her friend Robbin Bowman of Sausalito, Calif.; a nephew,
Gary (Sue) Predmore of Englewood; two great-nieces, Shannon and Erica
Predmore; and two great-nephews, Nick and Kyle Feucht.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the York Center
Cemetery. The Rev. Beverly Hume will officiate. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Glen Retirement Community, 5155
N. High St., Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Healthcare Foundation,
6432 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ingram Funeral Home.

RUTH ALICE RAGAN
Ruth Alice Ragan, 81, of Van Wert died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Van
Wert County Hospital.
She was a teacher's aide at Valley Elementary School in the Beavercreek
school system and a homemaker. She was a member of Beaver United
Methodist Church of Christ and attended the First Presbyterian Church of
Van Wert.
She was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Broadway to the late John T. and Edith K.
Foreman Vance and was predeceased by a brother, Delmar Vance and a
sister, Mary Craig.
She is survived by three children, Michelle (Greg) Picklesimer of
Colorado Springs, Colo., Michael (Lynda) Ragan of Van Wert and Renee
Robbins of Beavercreek; seven grandchildren, Sara (Zack) Mather of
Colorado Springs, Brian, Brandon and Melanie Picklesimer of Colorado
Springs, Joshua and Nicholas Ragan of Van Wert and Nicole Robbins of
Beavercreek; two brothers, John L. Vance of Lima and Paul Vance of
Springfield; three sisters, Martha Heflin of Cincinnati, Sara Dill of
Estes Park, Colo., and Rosemarie Taylor of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First
Presbyterian Church in Van Wert. The Rev. Edward W. Jillson will
officiate and burial will be 2:30 p.m. at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends
may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cowan & Son Funeral Home, 616 S.
Washington St., Van Wert and one hour prior to the services at the
church Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the children's fund at the church.

R. JANET MORIARTY
R. Janet Moriarty, 84, of Urbana, formerly of Columbus, died Wednesday,
Dec. 3, 2003, at Heartland of Urbana.
She was a 1936 graduate of Christiansburg-Jackson High School in St.
Paris and a member of the Broad Street Christian Church in Columbus.
She was born Dec. 19, 1918, in Richwood to the late Charles William and
Irene Nora Keller Parrott and was predeceased by her husband, Edward; a
brother, Frank Kay Parrott; a sister Georgeanne Parrott; and a niece,
Joette Focht.
She is survived by two brothers, Charles Eugene "Bud" (Thelma) Parrott
of Troy and Guy (Lillian) Parrott of St. Paris; a sister, Clara Sue
(Mark) Perrin of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the
Richeson-Wickham and Atkins Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St.
Paris. The Rev. Douglas Flinn of the Grafton United Methodist Church
will officiate, assisted by Cindee Johnson, and burial will be at the
Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

ROSCOE E. ELLIOTT
Roscoe E. Elliott, 87, of Delaware died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was a lifelong area resident and was a foreman for Ranco, retiring
with 31 years of service. He was a member of the Ostrander United
Methodist Church and the Ostrander and Delaware Senior Citizens and had
served in most capacities on the board of Senior Citizens Inc. of
Delaware County since 1996. He was the driving force with the mediation
between the Delaware County Council for Older Adults and Senior Citizens
Inc. of Delaware County. He served on the board that selected the
director of the center and volunteered at every opportunity for the
Council for Older Adults, including the Magic Night of Giving.
He was born April 12, 1916, in Union County to the late Lutrell and
Jessie Beard Elliott.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; a daughter, Susan (Richard) Rzonco
of Raleigh, N.C.; a son, Steven (Lillian) of Columbus; two
grandchildren, Barry (Amy) Jackson and Shelley Jackson of Raleigh; and
two great-grandchildren, Adam and Elijah Dupavillion of Raleigh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Scott Campbell of the
Ostrander United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will follow
the service. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Contributions may be made to the church at 166 W. North St., Ostrander,
OH 43061.

WILDA P. STEFANYK
Wilda P. Stefanyk, 78, of Delaware, formerly of Lakeville, died Sunday,
Nov. 30, 2003, at her home.
She was a retired registered nurse and had worked at the Wooster Clinic
and the Ashland and Loudenville hospitals. She was a volunteer for the
American Red Cross and was a former member of St. James Episcopal Church
in Wooster. In 1991, she and her family moved from their Fourponds farm
in Lakeville to Delaware. She was a 1948 graduate of Brockville General
Hospital in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, and worked there following
graduation as well as Ontario Hospital.
She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Brockville to the late Robert Clink and
Janet Purvis Tennant and was predeceased by a son, Lance M. Stefanyk in
1981; two sisters, Hughena M. Cooke and Marjorie Levi; and a brother,
Norman Tennant.
She is survived by her husband, Harry G. Stefanyk whom she married Sept.
29, 1951, at the Brockville Presbyterian Church; a daughter, Holly J.
(Scott) Underwood of Marysville; three grandchildren, Grant, Grace and
Mallory Underwood of Marysville; a sister, Eunice Janis of Perth,
Ontario, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and graveside services will
be held at noon Friday at the Jeromesville Cemetery in Jeromesville,
Ohio. Friends may call from 4 to 7 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.

HELEN ORTENSIE EDWARDS
Helen Ortensie Edwards, 92, of Marysville, a former longtime resident of
Windsor Manor, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville.
She will be remembered as a loving and capable caregiver who was
welcomed to the homes of many local families to provide assistance and
support to a new mother and her infant. During World War II, she served
her country on the home front by working with B.F. Goodrich. She was a
member of the Pottersburg United Methodist Church and the McGuffey Club
and was a graduate of Marysville High School.
She lived an uncomplicated lifestyle and will be remembered for her
feisty sense of humor and warm personality. She volunteered for many
years with Windsor Community Meals and enjoyed sewing, gardening,
cooking, baby sitting and spending time with her family whom she loved
dearly.
She was born March 22, 1911 in Pottersburg to the late Owen and Mary
Robinson Edwards and the farm where she lived during her life is now
part of Honda's main plant. She was predeceased by a sister, Crystal
Edwards and two brothers, Forest (Anita) Edwards and Bernard Edwards.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mildred Edwards of Allen Center;
three nieces, Marilyn (Harold) Dillon, Ann (Glenn) Church and Jenny
Dickinson; seven nephews, John (Jane) Edwards, Bill Edwards, Henry
(Peggy) Edwards, Joe Edwards, Don (Betty) Edwards, Bob Edwards and Jim
Edwards; a special cousin, Dorothy Long of Phoenix, Ariz.; and many
great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd Ferguson of the Pottersburg United
Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the
service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Windsor and Community Seniors or
the church in care of the funeral home.

STEVEN DONALD RAUSCH
Steven Donald Rausch, 36, of Duarte, Calif.,died at his residence
Sunday, Nov.23, 2003.
He was a member of St.John 's Lutheran Church, a 1985 graduate
of Marysville High School and attended Hocking Technical College
in Nelsonville.
He was born Aug. 24, 1967, in Cleveland to Donald G.and Shirley
L. Hill Rausch and they survive in Marysville. He is also survived by
a daughter, Amanda Suzanna Rausch of Duarte, Calif.; a sister,
Pamela S. (Aaron) Hines of Marysville; three nieces, Hollie,Hillary
and Devon Kasper of Marysville; and numerous aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev.Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial
will be at the St. John 's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Hines, Larry Hill, Randy Spain, George
Scheiderer, Jim Clevenger and Mike Smith. Charlie Neate will be
honorary pallbearer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund
in care of the funeral home.

PHILIP JEFFREY "BUGS "OPPHILE
Philip Jeffrey "Bugs "Opphile,53,of Marysville died unexpected-
ly Thursday,Nov.27,2003,in the emergency room of Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was an assembler at the Honda Auto Plant where he had been
employed for 15 years.He was an avid music lover and enjoyed
playing the guitar and playing flight and train simulators on his com-
puter.He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville.
He was born April 6,1950,in Columbus to the late Elmer M.and
Gretchen V.Fife Opphile.
He is survived by his wife,Linda S.Border Opphile;three
stepchildren,Shelly (Mark)Trout,Ginger (Ron)Kossel and Rick
Coleman Jr.;six grandchildren,Ashley B.,Brittany L.,Cody,Justin,
Lacie and Boe;a brother,M.Craig (Linda)Opphile of Marysville;a
nephew,Jordan Opphile of Marysville;and an aunt,Mary Opphile
of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.Tuesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.The Rev.John Groat will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley and Brittany
college fund in care of the funeral home.

EMELYN ISABEL HERVEY PAYNE
Emelyn Isabel Hervey Payne,87,of Milford Center died Friday,
Nov.28,2003,at Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She and her husband owned and operated Payne 's Jewelry Store in
Milford Center for 40 years and she was a longtime and faithful
member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church.
She was born Jan.31,1916,in Marysville to the late Richard
Carter and Melissa Eleanor McCracken Hervey and was prede-
ceased by a sister,Claribel and brothers,James,Leonard,Joseph and
Richard.She married William H.Payne June 27,1937,and he died
Oct.9,1986.
She is survived by two sons,the Rev.Ronald G.(Jane)Payne of
Milford Center and William H.(Sandra)Payne,D.V.M.,of Leitch-
field,Ky.;five grandchildren;five great-grandchildren;and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m.Sunday at the Milford
Center United Methodist Church.The Rev.Mary Ellen Walters will
officiate and private burial will follow at the Union Township Ceme-
tery in Milford Center.Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
Memorial donations may be made to the church.
The Ingram Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

JOELLA JANE AUSTIN
Joella Jane Austin,72,of East Liberty died Tuesday,Nov.25,2003,at
Mary Rutan Hospital with her family by her side.
A loving homemaker,she was a devoted wife and active mother.She
served as a Girl Scout leader and den mother and faithfully supported
her
husband,children and grandchildren in all their endeavors,especially as
a "softball mom."She attended Broadway High School where she was a
basketball cheerleader and catcher on the softball team.She collected
ladybugs and unicorns,loved dancing the jitterbug,enjoyed the music of
Elvis Presley and always rooted for the Ohio State basketball team.She
had her stubborn moments but will be remembered as the treasured
matriarch of her family.
She was born April 24,1931,in Marion County to the late Melvin E.
Hunt and Deliah J.Truitt and was predeceased by an infant son,Terry
Lee Austin.She married Paul M."Zeke "Austin Sept.24,1949,and he
died two weeks ago on Nov.11,2003.
She is survived by a son,Randy (Anieta)Austin of Lakeview;a daugh-
ter,Bunny (Wayne)Van Brimmer of Richwood;three granddaughters,
Brandy,Andrea and Cara Van Brimmer;two sisters-in-law,Lucille Evans
of Grove City and Lula Hyronimus of Columbus;numerous nieces and
nephews;her two dogs,Magnum and Jake;and the family cat,Yep.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at the Manna-
smith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.The Rev.Max
Powell will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m.Friday.Memorial contributions may be
made to the Logan County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

MARJORIE ANN "MARGE "DACKIN
Marjorie Ann "Marge "Dackin, 78 of Marysville
died Sunday, Nov.23, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a
short illness with acute myelogenous leukemia.
A longtime manager of the gift shop at Memorial
Hospital and member of Twig 6, she was a 34-year
volunteer at the hospital with more than 12,800
hours. She began her service there in 1969 as a vol-
unteer for patient care. She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville, Hannah
Emerson Dustin Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution,
Tecumseh Trails Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists, Aletheia
Society, .E.O.Sisterhood, Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and
Marysville Art League. She was a former leader and life member of
Campfire Girls.She was a graduate of Pickaway Township High School
in Circleville and the Office Training Business School in Columbus.
She was born Sept.3,1925,in Laurelville,the sixth of seven children
of the late W.Kelson and Ida Hazel Fetherolf Bower and was prede-
ceased by three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald E."Gerry "Dackin whom she
married Feb.4, 1951,at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Colum-
bus;two daughters,Deborah A.(Peter)Kopetzky of Nordland, Wash.,
and Nancy J.(Charles)Davis of Richmond,Va.; two grandchildren,
Amanda and Conner Davis; a brother,Wayne L.Bower of Circleville;a
sister-in-law,June (Carl)Streeter of Elida;and many nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church.The Revs.Richard Teller and Scot Ocke will offici-
ate and graveside services will be held at 3 p.m.at the Hitler-Ludwig
Cemetery in Circleville.Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 5:30 to 8:30
p.m.Friday at the Underwood Funeral Home where an Eastern Star
memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Parker, Bob Parker, Jim Parker, Joe
Parker, Steve Bower, Mark Bower, Beth Wilson, Bob Bower, Fred
Mavis, David Streeter and John Bower.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation
for the Memorial Hospital Fund,.O.Box 608,Marysville,or Loving
Care Hospice,113 S.Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FLOANN W.WRIGHT
Floann W.Wright,91,of Springfield died Monday,Nov.24,2003,at
Green Hills Nursing Center in West Liberty following an extended ill-
ness.
She was a loving homemaker and a minister 's wife.She graduated
from Miami Valley Hospital Nursing School and served as a registered
nurse in home health care in Marietta.She was a faithful and supportive
woman and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Spring-
field.
She was born Jan.26,1912,in West Mansfield to the late Hugh and
Lillian Lawrence Wagner.She married the Rev.Frank Wright June 3,
1935,and he died Sept.27,1998.
She is survived by a son,Philip (Barbara)Wright of San Ramon,Calif.;
a step-granddaughter,Jody Wait of California;two step-great-grandchil-
dren,Jaxon and Lilliana Wait of California;a sister,Florence Kerns,a
resident of Green Hills;a nephew,Dr.Don (Sharon)Kerns of West
Mansfield;and a niece,Karen (Charles)Modespaugh of Lake Suzy,Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m.Friday at the Hathaway
Cemetery in West Mansfield.Jack Knox will officiate.No calling hours
will be observed.The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home is
handling arrangements.

CHARLES F. GOLDBERG
Charles F. Goldberg, 72, of Richwood died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at the
VA Hospital in Dayton after an illness of 23 years.
He was a horse trainer employed by Farrington Stables. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army and a member of VFW Post 870 and the Richwood Matinee
Club. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and working in his garden.
He was born Feb. 23, 1931 in St. Peter, Minn., to the late Ray and
Clairenda Tormane Goldberg.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie Marie Hill Goldberg of Richwood whom
he married Jan. 16, 1965; a daughter, Marla Jean (R.G.) Easter of Lake
in the Hills, Ill.; three grandchildren, Tristin, Kieran and Alyssa
Easter; a brother, LeeRay Goldberg of Lake Elsinor, Calif.; and three
sisters, Jean (Sam) Miller and Joyce (Bill) Matthews of Lake Elsinor and
Arllys Buesing of Park Rapids, Minn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where full military services will be
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion. Friends may call from
5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 870 or Northern Union
County Fire and EMS. Cards will be available