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DAVID BRYSON BOLT
David Bryson Bolt, 71, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital after a long illness with his loving family by his
side.
He was an assembler with Glenwood Range in Delaware for more than 10
years and was formerly employed for many years with Huber Manufacturing
in Marion. He was a faithful member of Calvary Bible Baptist Church in
Marion and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He was fascinated with photography and owned a collection of
cameras and he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United
States and Canada and amassed many photographs of their vacations. He
will be best remembered as an outstanding family man and his greatest
joy came from being with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born March 7, 1932, in Boltsfork, Ky., to the late Kent and Elva
Louise Blankenship Bolt and was predeceased by two sons, Edward and Todd
Bolt; four brothers, Leonard, Joe, K.R. and Bob Bolt; and a sister,
Doris Nida.
He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Adra Clark Bolt whom
he married Sept. 24, 1955, in Ashland, Ky.; a son, John (Becky) Bolt of
Marysville; two daughters, Libby (Jim) Lister of Caledonia and Monica
Peavy and her fiance, Jim Gentry, of Hitchcock, Texas; seven
grandchildren, Shane (Melanie) Thacker, Jason (Jessica) Bolt, Carrie
Bolt, Rick Hudgel, Amy Hudgel, Kent Peavy and Corrin Peavy; six
great-grandchildren, Josh McCanna, Maddie, Colin and Sophie Thacker, Ian
Cower and Chloe Bolt; two sisters, Elizabeth Gillam of Ashland, Ky., and
Alice Rowe of Flatwoods, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Alice Bolt of Norfolk,
Va.; a brother-in-law, Jim Nida of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with
burial at the Bolt Cemetery in Boltsfork, Ky. The Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Bible Baptist Church
missionary fund or Hospice of Marion in care of the funeral home.

MARY E. HYLAND
Mary E. Hyland, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Columbus
Alzheimer Care Center.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Hyland; her mother, Edith
Reed and a great-granddaughter, Crystal Hannah.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat Holloway; three sons, Mike (Debbie)
Hyland, Terry Hyland and Matt (Jill) Hyland; grandchildren, Adam, Joey,
Jennifer, Jason, Jordan, Nick and Chris; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jerry Spears
Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. The Rev. Marty Cramer will
officiate and burial will be at Glen Rest Cemetery. Friends may call two
hours prior to the service.

 

PAULINE K. MANTLE
Pauline K. Mantle, 85, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was
formerly a 50-year member of Hilltop Christian Church where she was past
president of Church Women United. She was a graduate of Graham High
School in Bluefield, Va.
She was born April 11, 1918, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late Joseph
Millard and Mary Ellen Hammonds Kelley and was predeceased by two
sisters, Norma Fenney and Mary Reese; a son, William M. Mantle; and her
husband, Maynard B. Mantle.
She is survived by a son, John D. (Crystal) Mantle of Marysville; two
grandsons, David J. Mantle of Marysville and Paul (Natalie) Douglas
Mantle of Louisville, Ky.; a great-grandson, Isaac Mantle; a sister,
Lucy Carr of Monroe; a brother, Joseph Kelley of Montana; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and burial will be at
Sunset Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church altar
refurbishing fund or Home Health Care at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.


RAY D. STANDRIDGE
Ray D. Standridge, 76, of Whittier, Calif., died at his residence
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004.
He was the founder and owner of Standridge Granite in Santa Fe Springs,
Calif., until he sold the company and retired in 1993. He served in the
U.S. Army. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Mecca Land Duck Club,
National Rifle Association and Whittier Elks Lodge 1258. He was born
Nov. 20, 1927, in Mena, Ark., to the late Wesley and Gussie Stipe
Standridge and was predeceased by a son, Michael Standridge.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Mosher Dildine Standridge whom he
married June 13, 1992; and a sister, Florece Walls of Taft, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and burial will be at the
Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
532 Fairwood Drive, Marysville, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.

EDNA HASSELBRING
Edna Hasselbring, 86, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at her
home after a short illness with cancer.
She was a lifelong resident of Marysville and retired from the Scott's
Seed office. She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member
of the ELCA church group and Senior Christ Care, a charter member of
Scott's 20-Year Club and a member of the Sew So Card Club.
She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Marysville to the late Henry A. and
Doris Marie Brinkman Hasselbring and was predeceased by a brother,
Raymond Hasselbring; a sister, Esther Gordon; and two nephews, Lloyd R.
Gordon and Bernard Hughes.
She is survived by two sisters, Alvina Hasselbring of Marysville and
Ethel Hughes of Plain City; five nieces, Betty Burton of London, Miriam
Morehart of Clinton, Dora Johnson and Geneva Hughes of Plain City and
Alice Gordon of Marysville; two nephews, Marvin Hughes of Delaware and
Duane Hughes of North Lewisburg; and many great-nieces and
great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

SHARON D. HOSKINS
Sharon D. Hoskins, 56, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Richwood, died
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the Osceola Regional Medical Center in
Kissimmee.
She worked as a secretary for Hoskins Construction and was a dedicated
member of the Heart House Community Church in Clermont, Fla.
She was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Marion to the late Eldon "Bill" and
Chloe Hazel Smith Holbrook and was predeceased by two brothers, Roger
Dale and Edwin Dean Holbrook.
She is survived by her husband, Milton D. Hoskins whom she married Dec.
2, 1995, in Richwood; children, Roger Eric (Tammie) Creviston of
Richwood, Kim Nicholson of Kissimmee, Teri Acker of Nesquehoning, Pa.,
Kimberly Sue Creviston and Heather Lee Cruea of Marysville, Sharlene
Lynn Ruest of Athens, Pa., and Stacey Jeanette McCarty of Nicholsville,
Ky.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pamela
Sue Cosler of Groveport.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Danny Harzog will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart House Community Church
building fund, 1203 F. West Hwy. 50, Clermont, FL 34711.

DOLEVER "BUCK" SLONE
Dolever "Buck" Slone, 56, of Magnetic Springs died Monday, Jan. 26,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family and his faithful
dog, Harley, at his side following a six-month fight with cancer.
A proud and capable man, he was employed for more than 20 years with
U.S. Roofing of Columbus. He recently gave his life to Christ and was
baptized at the Grace Chapel House of Prayer in Richwood. He was well
known in the area as an extremely talented pool player and held
membership with his wife in the American Poolplayers Association. He
enjoyed collecting guns and was a knowledgeable auto mechanic. He was
very happy to have recently renovated an apartment and found great
fulfillment in completing the project.
He was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Harlan, Ky., to Silas and Ruby Combs Slone
and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Barry Drumm, Jan. 31, 2003; and
two nephews, Jamie and Jerry Slone.
He is survived by his parents of Riverview, Fla.; his wife of more than
nine years, Sallie Drumm Slone, to whom he was married June 18, 1994, at
their home by the Rev. Fred Cheney; four sons, Dolever "Bull" Slone Jr.
of Las Vegas; Danny (Dee) Slone and William (B.J.) Slone of Delaware and
Andy Slone of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, DeeAnna (James) Markham of
Delaware; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette (Rick) Eades of
Raymond and Rose Smith of Richwood; two brothers, James Slone and Kenny
Slone of Riverview, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Richard Drumm of Magnetic
Springs; a sister-in-law, Tresa (Chris) French of Marengo; his
mother-in-law, Jessie Drumm of Magnetic Springs; several nieces and
nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Carrol Mathys will officiate and burial will be at
the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Burt Combs, Rick Eades, Jerry Overfield, Bob Smith,
Richard Drumm and Chris French.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady in care of the
funeral home.

CHARLES T. BIRCHFIELD
Charles T. Birchfield, 78, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan.
25, 2004, at his residence.
He was a retired farmer and was also retired from Select Sires in Plain
City. He was a former employee of the Conklin Dairy Farm and his years
as a farmer gave him a love for horses and farm tractors. He was an Army
Air Corps veteran of World War II and a longtime member of VFW Post
3320.
He was born April 16, 1925, in Madison Mills to the late Thomas and
Alice C. Clagg Birchfield and was predeceased by three sisters, Dora
Phillips, Faith Reed and Marie Bumgarner; two brothers, William "Bill"
Birchfield and Lewis Birchfield; and two wives, Virginia Lee Phillips
Birchfield and Edna Mae Elkins Birchfield.
A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by a son, Charles L.
Birchfield of Marysville; a daughter, Charlotte L. (Gene) Eulrich of
West Mansfield; two grandchildren, Tina (John) Carter of Marysville and
Bill Conrad of Bellefontaine; five great-grandchildren, Brittany and
Brandi Conrad, Samantha and Shawna Maxie and Johnna Carter; four
sisters, Dorothy Wolfe of Warren, Anna Lee (Martin) Kelley of Grove
City, Hazel (Ben) Cox of Peebles and Ercell (Thomas) Baldwin of
Marysville; a stepdaughter, Charlene Powers; and two step-grandchildren,
Holly and Jeremy James.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri and James Gardner will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery with full militray honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES F. EVANS
James F. Evans, 78, of Marysville, formerly of the Hilltop area in
Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his
wife and family.
A commercial lines insurance underwriter, he retired from the Home
Insurance Company of New York after 19 years. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during World War II. Upon discharge from
the service, he worked for the military in a civilian capacity in
Frankfort. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where
he organized bingo for many years, Magnolia Lodge F&AM for 50 years and
Union County Master Gardeners. He was a life member of the American
Philatelic Society, the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group and the
Australian Specialists Society/Oceania. He was a 1943 graduate of Wewt
High School in Columbus and the West High School Alumni Association.
He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Columbus to the late Dwight E. and Mabel
LavernE Romine Evans and was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Pettenski
in 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Fenner Evans whom he married Feb.
19, 1955, in Groveport; a son, James (Tammy) Evans of Jacksonville,
Fla.; five daughters, Victoria Lehman McClain of Marion, Christine
(Danny) Griffin of Holt, Mich., Susie (Terry) Taylor of West Jefferson,
Gwendolyn Evans of Marysville and Amy Ellen Evans of Columbus; eight
grandchildren, James, Judy, John, Joshua, Matthew, Evan, Philip and
Derick; a sister, Dorothy E. (Louis) Pettenski of Columbus; three
brothers-in-law, Joseph A. (Margot) Fenner of Groveport, John (Barbara)
Fenner of Enfield, Conn., and James (Doris) Fenner of Dumfries, Va.; a
sister-in-law, Rita (James) Ward of Columbus; cousins, Larry (Susie)
Leeper of Marion and Ronald (Katherine) Leeper of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery where full military
honors will be conducted. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
Underwood Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Master Gardeners
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


BETTY ANN DUTTON
Betty Ann Dutton, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, surrounded by her
family.
She was born March 13, 1949, in Plain City to Hershel and Alice
Fairchild Sparks and was predeceased by her mother; sisters, Joyce Young
and Emma Jean Husk; brother, Earnest Ray Sparks; and sister-in-law,
Betty Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert "Bob" Dutton; a son,
Robert "Bobbie" (Catherine) Dutton of Woodstock; daughters, Jeanie
(Jeff) Peterson of North Lewisburg and Sharon Strong of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Miranda and Erika Dutton, Renee Peterson, Jessica (Bruce)
Loudermilk and Rodney and Ellisha Strong; a great-grandson, Xavier
Loudermilk; sisters, Eula (James) Williams of Urbana and Furn (Bob)
Lindsey of Columbus; brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Sparks of Plain City and
Lee Sparks of Columbus; brothers-in-law, Raymond Young of Columbus,
Eddie Husk of Dresden, Ronnie (Sheryl) Dutton of Eagel, N.C., and Harold
Jenkins of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Mary Katherine (Max) Russell of
Urbana; her brothers and sisters at the House of Prayer in West Liberty;
and her many nieces and nephews who knew her love and hugs.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral
Home in Urbana. Pastor Tom Bauh and Carol Mathy officiated and burial
was at Fairview Cemetery in Mutual.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES F. EVANS
James F. Evans, 78, of Marysville, formerly of the Hilltop area in
Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his
wife and family.
A commercial lines insurance underwriter, he retired from the Home
Insurance Company of New York after 19 years. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during World War II. Upon discharge from
the service, he worked for the military in a civilian capacity in
Frankfort. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where
he organized bingo for many years, Magnolia Lodge F&AM for 50 years and
Union County Master Gardeners. He was a life member of the American
Philatelic Society, the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group and the
Australian Specialists Society/Oceania. He was a 1943 graduate of Wewt
High School in Columbus and the West High School Alumni Association.
He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Columbus to the late Dwight E. and Mabel
LavernE Romine Evans and was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Pettenski
in 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Fenner Evans whom he married Feb.
19, 1955, in Groveport; a son, James (Tammy) Evans of Jacksonville,
Fla.; five daughters, Victoria Lehman McClain of Marion, Christine
(Danny) Griffin of Holt, Mich., Susie (Terry) Taylor of West Jefferson,
Gwendolyn Evans of Marysville and Amy Ellen Evans of Columbus; eight
grandchildren, James, Judy, John, Joshua, Matthew, Evan, Philip and
Derick; a sister, Dorothy E. (Louis) Pettenski of Columbus; three
brothers-in-law, Joseph A. (Margot) Fenner of Groveport, John (Barbara)
Fenner of Enfield, Conn., and James (Doris) Fenner of Dumfries, Va.; a
sister-in-law, Rita (James) Ward of Columbus; cousins, Larry (Susie)
Leeper of Marion and Ronald (Katherine) Leeper of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where the Holy
Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Master Gardeners
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CORA LEE DAVIS
Cora Lee Davis, 64, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was retired and enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Richmond, Va., to the late John T. and
Emily Bell Ray and was predeceased by a son, Tracy; and a brother.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Angela) Davis of Marion, John
(Melanie) Davis of Marengo and Ken (Kristina) Davis of Delaware; a
daughter, Donnetta Davis of Marion; eight grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; eight sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rea will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212, or the National Kidney
Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., #200, Columbus, OH 43212. Cards
will be available at the funeral home.

DWIGHT G. HERD
Dwight G. Herd, 94, of Marysville died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short illness.
He was retired after 32 years as a field veterinarian with the U.S.
government in the Department of Agriculture. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II and had attained the rank of captain. He was a graduate
of Raymond High School and received his D.V.M. degree from the Ohio
State University. He was a member of the State of Ohio Veterinary
Association and U.S. Government Veterinary Association and a lifetime
member of the OSU Veterinary Association. He was a member of the First
United Methodist Church.
He was born Nov. 23, 1909, in East Liberty to the late J. Bry and Eva
Viola Moore Herd and was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Ralph
Herd. He married Ernestine Reed Nov. 14, 1936, and she died June 1,
1996.
He is survived by his son, Ronald (Josephine) Herd of Plymouth, Mich.;
two granddaughters, Kelly (Mario) Furgiuele of Dearborn, Mich., and
Kerry N. Herd of Novi, Mich; two sisters, Sara Cogswell of Marysville
and Mabel Herd of Elyria; his caregiver, Debbie Wilson of Marysville;
and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MILDRED L. CRISP DRUMM
Mildred L. Crisp Drumm, 55, of Marysville died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Jan. 21, 2004, at her home. She was retired after 20 years of service
with the Nestle Corp. in Marysville and Sunbury.
An accomplished cook, she enjoyed collecting cookbooks and duck
pictures, camping with her companion, the family and friends, playing
cards and talking with people. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her grandsons. She was a member of Eagles Lodge 3506.
She was born July 17, 1948, in Richwood, W.Va., to the late Reed and
Luvie Gardner Wilson and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Mitchell;
and her husbands, Donald R. Crisp and Lloyd R. Drumm.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Richard English; two
children, David R. (Marla) Crisp and Gail S. Crisp of Marysville; two
grandsons, Brandon and Lucus Crisp; two sisters, Euvon (Pete) Foreman
and Helen (Dan) Hoffman of Marysville; four brothers, Roy (Sherry)
Wilson, Edgel (Judy) Wilson, Delford (Violet) Wilson and Wendall (Pat)
Wilson of Marysville; and several close nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the cardiac rehabilitation
department of Memorial Hospital of Union County in care of the funeral
home.

PHILLIP M. PICKLESIMER
Phillip M. Picklesimer, 60, of Woodstock died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was retired from Picklesimer Trucking Company in Marysville. He
attended the Catawba Freewill Baptist church and before his health
failed, enjoyed farming, raising cattle and genealogy. He was very close
to his wife and children and enjoyed his grandchildren very much.
He was born March 10, 1943, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Charles
W. and Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer and was predeceased by a brother,
Otis.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie L. VanHoose Picklesimer whom he
married April 28, 1962, in Butcher Hollow, Ky.; a daughter, Terri Long
of Woodstock; a son, Phillip Brian (Linda D.) Picklesimer of
Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, John, Derick and Justin Long; two
step-grandchildren, Michael and Kyle Beckner; four brothers, Bobby G.
(Toody) Picklesimer Sr. and Willard Odell (Georgia) Picklesimer of
Milford Center, Charles A. (Pat) Picklesimer of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and Karl W. (Margaret) Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis
J. Roberts of Irwin, Mary E. (Steve) White of Springfield, Frances A.
(Audney) Combs of North Lewisburg and Nina M. (Robert) Fairchild of
Milford Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Stergil McCarty and John Long will officiate and burial
will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ELLA MAE DODGE CLARRIDGE
Ella Mae Dodge Clarridge, 82, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness with emphysema.
Affectionately known as "Ma Ma," she was a devoted mother and
grandmother and was a loving babysitter to numerous children in the
Marysville area. A licensed beautician, she was a former corrections
officer with the Reformatory for Women and for many years was a school
bus driver for the Marysville schools. She enjoyed gardening and playing
euchre. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville and was a 1939 graduate of Marysville High School.
She was born June 20, 1921, in Union County to the late Murl and Ethel
Evans Dodge and was predeceased by a brother, John Dodge; a special
nephew, Shawn McClain; and her husband, Doyle L. Clarridge in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Teri (Ron) Masters of Bellefontaine
and Tami (Rick) Pfarr of Marysville; five sons, Ty (Suzi) Clarridge, Tim
(Niki) Clarridge and Lynn (Sue) Clarridge of Marysville and Dave
(Brenda) Clarridge and Dan (Debi) Clarridge of Lancaster; 20
grandchildren, Curt (Renee) Martino, Chris Martino and her fiance,
Jeremy Varner, Caitlin Masters, Haley Masters, Jake Pfarr, Kylee Pfarr,
Chad Clarridge and his fiancee, Melissa Borowske, Andy Clarridge, Casey
Clarridge, Cara Clarridge, Josh Clarridge, Austin Clarridge, Robin
(Curtis) Sybert, Christy Brannon, Mark (Rebecca) Clarridge, Matt
(Leslie) Clarridge, Rob Clarridge, Julie (Brett) Banks, Mary (Dan)
Mahaffey and Buddy Clarridge; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and
nephews, Linda (Merrill) Rausch, Chris (Art Warner) Dodge, Larry (Susan)
Coder, Jennifer (Paul) Jenemann, Judy Clarridge, Susan Johnson, Sally
Clarridge, Jane (John) McClain and John (Brenda) Clarridge; a special
friend, Joy Clarridge; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John M. Groat
officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Women's
Association, First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, 210 W. Fifth St.,
Marysville, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY KATHRYN BELL ERICKSEN
Mary Kathryn Bell Ericksen, 66, of Bloomsburg, Pa., formerly of Logan
County, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her home after combating ovarian
cancer for the past 3 1/2 years.
She graduated from Bokescreek Local High School in West Mansfield in
1955 and later received bachelor of science and master of science
degrees from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. As a young
homemaker in Logan County, she was active in many organizations. She
taught CCD classes at St. Patrick's Church in Bellefontaine and was
active in PTA, Republican Women and at the local, county and state
levels in the King's Daughters and Sons. She was a 4-H advisor for many
years and served as Logan County president and editor of "The Ohio
Voice" for several years.
Upon completion of her master's degree, she accepted a teaching position
as instructor at the Ohio State University, serving as Logan County
Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H. She wanted to go into formal
college teaching and accepted a position as head of the Fashion and
Merchandising Department of Business at Virginia Intermont College in
Bristol, Va. While there, she was awarded a Jesse Ball DuPont grant
which she used to further her education and pursue the Ph.D. at Virginia
Tech. She taught part time at Virginia Tech for two years and upon
completion of her degree, accepted a position at Southwest Texas State
University in San Marcos, Texas, as program are chair for Fashion
Merchandising. She was promoted, tenured and appointed assistant chair
of the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. She retired in August
2003 after 14 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she
was promoted to professor, tenured and elected chair of the Department
of Marketing, the position she held on retirement. She served a one-year
term as interim Dean of the College of Business.
She published more than 40 articles during her career, primarily in the
area of consumer behavior. Her professional organization memberships
included the American Marketing Association, Association for Consumer
Research, Academy of Marketing Science, Southern Marketing Association,
Atlantic Marketing Association and Global Awareness Society. She enjoyed
traveling and combining her business meetings with pleasure, she was
able to do extensive traveling. A sabbatical was spent living in
Istanbul, studying the Turkish textile industry.
Her other interests included gardening, quilting, antiquing and
genealogy. She published "The Descendants of John Bell" and the
genealogies of the Ericksen, Parr and Kerns families.
She was born Nov. 21, 1937, in Perry Township, Logan County, to the late
Forest Jay and Ida Elizabeth Parr Bell and was predeceased by her
father-in-law, Erling D. Ericksen.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Duane Erling Ericksen whom
she married Nov. 2, 1957, in West Mansfield; a son, Scott Odin Ericksen
of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Dr. Annette Gabrielle Ericksen of Milton,
W.Va.; three grandchildren, Justin Odin, Stefanie Lyn and Thomas
Ericksen of Bellefontaine; a brother, Robert Joseph "Joe" (Linda) Bell
of Marysville; a sister, Marie (Jack) Powell of Lakeview; her
mother-in-law, Alice Artley Ericksen of Gladstone, Mich.; two nieces,
three nephews; five grand-nieces and four grand-nephews; and three
great-grand-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Patrick L. Sheridan, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Bellefontaine, will
officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery in West
Mansfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302, or in care of the funeral home.

JERRY M. OVERFIELD
Jerry M. Overfield, 68, of near Magnetic Springs died unexpectedly
Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at his home.
He was a carpenter employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation and
was an antique car collector.
He was born June 5, 1935, in Mechanicsburg to the late Harry and Lucille
Penyard Overfield and was predeceased by a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Combs Overfield whom he married
Jan. 12, 1957; two daughters, Peggy (Bryan) Allard of Richwood and Cindy
Lee Overfield of Marysville; a son, Jerry Overfield of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Angie, Jeremy and Eric, three great-grandchildren,
Autumn, Charles Jr. and Savannah; two sisters, Lu and Violet; and two
brothers, Charles and Larry.
Funeral services were held today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood with the Rev. Robert L. Jeffers officiating and burial was at
the Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry M. Overfield Memorial
Trust Fund to benefit his great-grandchildren.

GEORGE E. ORAHOOD
George E. Orahood, 79, of Prospect died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the
Sunbridge Nursing Center in Marion following an extended illness.
He graduated from Ostrander High School in May of 1943 and was drafted
into the Army in June of that year. He served as a tank commander in the
Battle of the Bulge during World War II and ended his career as a
chaplain's assistant, serving until February 1946. He worked for ODOT on
a survey crew and was trained by Lawrence Fleming, his wife's father. He
left ODOT to work as a surveyor at the Union County Engineer's Office,
then worked for D&B Builders in Marysville, working at that time on
National Homes. In 1955 he joined Floyd G. Browne LLC, a company that
put in sewage and water treatment plants, as a surveyor and traveled all
over Ohio for 33 years.
He had a hobby of bulding and designing homes and three of his remodeled
kitchens were featured in a farm magazine. Upon retiring in 1989, he
developed an avid interest in wildflowers and did research for the Texas
Wildflower Farms. He enjoyed history and was always eager to share his
experiences of collecting artifacts and discovering an Indian village on
the Ohio River while working with Floyd G. Browne.
He shared experiences of World War II, finding the Indian village and
how to grow wildflowers with his wife's elementary school class at Elgin
South and expanded the program to other schools.
He loved children and traveled to Camp Ohio for 14 years with Elgin
South fourth and fifth graders. After open heart surgery in 1990, he
joined Elgin South's Jump Rope for Heart to promote heart research,
carrying his teddy bear.
His last volunteer job was greeting everyone at the Prospect United
Methodist Church where he was an active and dedicated member for more
than 50 years. He did this job faithfully for many years and his last
opportunity was Dec. 7.
He was born May 5, 1924, in Ostrander to the late Ray and Esther Spees
Orahood.
He is survived by his wife, Anne P. Fleming Orahood whom he married
Sept. 20, 1947; a son, Mike (Cathi) Orahood of Prospect; two
grandchildren, David Orahood of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kathleen
Konstantelos of Chicago; four step-grandchildren, Anita Rehberg of
Woodstock, Ill., Keith Johnson of Ostrander and Jodi Pereira and
Kimberly Gaines of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and six
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect
United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery where veteran graveside services
will be conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Pallbearers will be Barry and Larry Orahood, John Varhouse, Keith
Johnson, Gary Kellogg, Tony Dunbar, Tracy Morgan and Lacy Blankenship.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Barnes and Phil Cunningham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the trustee fund of the church or
the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio. Cards will be available at
the funeral home.

PERLEY THOMAS "TOM" MOORE
Perley Thomas "Tom" Moore, 88, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville
and Delaware, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at St. Ann's Hospital in
Westerville.
A retired deliveryman with the Diamond Milk Company in Marysville, he
was a member of Springdale Baptist Church in Marysville and the Ohio
National Guard. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his
participation with the American Heart Association's Walk-A-Thon in the
Marysville area and volunteering with Mobile Meals and recycling
programs. He was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County from
1983 to 1996 with 5,342 hours. He was a graduate of Delaware Willis High
School.
He was born May 21, 1915, in Carey to the late Perley T. and Muriel Shaw
Moore and was predeceased by his wife, Nora Beck Moore; his former wife,
Ruby Moore McBride; a brother, Kenneth Moore; two sisters, Georgia
Pinyerd and Virginia Sheets; and two sons, Wayne and Max Moore.
He is survived by six sons, Marvin (Janet) Moore of Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Kenneth (Jeanine) Moore of Pickerington, Rodney (Donna) Moore of
Delaware, Gary Moore of Hilliard, Wendell (Dillis) Moore of New Castle,
Ind., and Steven (Diana) Moore of Columbus; a daughter, Marsha Baker of
New Castle, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Judy Cruse, Roberta Mills and
Etta Beck; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steven R. Waltman will officiate and burial will be at a
later date following cremation. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RUSSELL EUGENE HOFFINE
Russell Eugene Hoffine, 71, of Plain City died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004,
at Doctors Hospital West surrounded by his loving family after an
extended illness.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Plain City
and the Plain City Historical Society. He was retired from O.M. Scott
and Son.
He was born July 14, 1932, in Milford Center and was predeceased by his
mother, Nellie Mae Rice Standley; his stepfather, William Standley; his
father, Martin Hoffine; an infant brother, Donald Hoffine; a brother,
Charles Martin Hoffine; a sister, Frances Frazell; and a granddaughter,
Samira "Sammie" Scott.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Buechner Hoffine whom he
married in 1988; five children, Ed (Cindy) Hoffine of Indiana, Sue
(Bill) Richards of Ontario, Canada, Charles William Hoffine and Anita Jo
Hoffine of Plain City and Pamela Hoffine of Columbus; five
grandchildren, Marie Woolum, Kristi Scott, Timothy Hoffine, Andrea
Hoffine and Teagen Carte; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces
and nephews; and ex-wives, Virgie I. Hoffine of Grove City, Patsy
Hoffine of Plain City and Ruby Hoffine of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ
in Christian Union, 8280 Rickard Road, Plain City. Pastor Phil Conrad
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 lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
the Plain City Historical Society, 315 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City,
OH 43064.

FERN M. YODER HUDSON IVANS
Fern M. Yoder Hudson Ivans, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Seminole,
Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Home after an
18-month illness.
She was a longtime employee of the Ohio Reformatory for Women and
retired from the dietary department of Memorial Hospital of Union County
in 1976.
She was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Dover Township to the late Pearl L. and
Alma Gamble Yoder and was predeceased by her husbands, Pearl Arthur
Hudson and Karlis Ivans.
She is survived by her son, Ronald P. (Sandra J.) Hudson of West
Mansfield; three grandsons, Tony Hudson of Marysville, Rick (Lori)
Hudson of Bradenton, Fla., and Mike (Sheila) Hudson of Newnan, Ga.; 13
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Marjorie J. Sabins Herriott of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Friends may call from 2
to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the
Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio in care of the funeral home.

MELISSA ANN MCCUTCHEON
Melissa Ann McCutcheon, 51, of Prospect died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004,
at her home after a long illness.
She was a motel housekeeper.
She was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Marion to the late Doyle and Delores
Redmon Vanest.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry whom she married Feb. 22, 1970;
two sons, Jerry McCutcheon Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian
McCutcheon of Prospect; a daughter, Shannon Beltz of Prospect; three
grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Vanest of Bristol, Ind., and Ronald
Vanest of Prospect; and two sisters, Carol Thomas of Bucyrus and Bonnie
Camp of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Ken Lance will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

GEORGE MARCUS MEREDITH JR.
George Marcus Meredith Jr., 85, of Marysville, formerly of Westerville,
died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville following an
extended illness.
He was retired after 17 years as an inspector in quality control at
North America Aviation in Columbus. He attained the rank of sergeant in
the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a pilot of small
planes and a talented carpenter and will be remembered for helping
secure a patent for North America Aviation through one of his
inventions. He was a quiet, humble and unassuming man but was capable
and intelligent. He was artistic and found great joy in boating,
fishing, playing golf and listening to country music. His greatest
treasure was his wife and family.
He was born March 16, 1918 in Fairmont, W.Va., to the late George Marcus
and Delcie Dale Pitcher Meredith. The last survivor of seven children,
he was predeceased by three brothers, Paul Meredith, Brooks Meredith and
Carl Meredith; and three sisters, Ruth Bunner, Edith Johnson and Margie
Stuck.
He is survived by his wife of more than 67 years, Iola Evelyn Tatterson
Meredith whom he married Sept. 6, 1936, in Fairmont, W.Va.; a daughter,
Lola Meredith of Pacific Grove, Calif.; two sons, George F. (Vivian)
Meredith of Marysville and Steven E. (Colleen) Meredith of Saugus,
Calif; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Gracie Meredith of
Columbus and Leeta Iona Pendergast of Benicia, Calif.; a brother-in-law,
Joel Johnson of Fairmont, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Community Meals
program.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DAVID P. RUPRIGHT
David P. Rupright, 79, formerly of Marysville and Sidney, died Saturday,
Jan. 10, 2004, in Florida
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and began his banking
career at The City Loan in Marysville during the 1950s.
He was predeceased by a son, Jeff; and a brother, Phil Rupright; and on
Jan. 5, 2003, by his wife, Margaret.
He is survived by a son, Greg, and two grandchildren of Miami, Fla.; two
sisters, Connie and Mary; and a brother-in-law, Connie Weidman of
Marysville; and many other relatives.
Burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's
Association.
The Underwood Funeral Home can be contacted for further information.

DOROTHEA ANNA MARGARETHA RUPRIGHT SCHEIDERER
Dorothea Anna Margaretha Rupright Scheiderer, 95, of Marysville died
Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures, where she had
lived for the past year.
She was a former resident of Carriage Court and lived at Windsor Manor
for more than 20 years. She was a homemaker and lifetime member of St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was baptized Oct. 4, 1908,
and confirmed April 9, 1922. A dedicated Christian and loving mother,
she was strong willed and hospitable. She loved to receive visitors and
was known for her homemade crafts, especially her personally designed
dolls. She liked to oil paint, embroider and quilt and enjoyed playing
cards, especially euchre.
She was born Sept. 29, 1908, on the Rupright family farm on what is now
known as Scottslawn Road to the late Edward and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf
Rupright and was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Carl Rupright;
three sisters, Lucilla Rupright, Clara Clarridge and Christine Jordan; a
daughter-in-law, Jean Scheiderer in 2002; and a son-in-law, Virgil
Krouse in 1994. She married Edwin M.J. Scheiderer Oct. 7, 1928, at St.
John's Lutheran Church and he died Dec. 25, 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Marcelle E. Krouse of Marysville; two
sons, Gerald (Arlene) Scheiderer of Columbus and Edwin L. Scheiderer of
Dublin; four grandchildren, David (Helen) Krouse, Keith Scheiderer and
Dawn (Scot) Kaufman of Columbus and Amy (Larry) Wollett of Sunbury; five
great-grandchildren, John Ashley, Brian, Jacob and Erin; a
sister-in-law, Kathryn Scheiderer of Galena; and many nieces and nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery beside her husband. 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 St. John's Retirement Center.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KAREN RAE ROBERTS
Karen Rae Roberts, 57, of Prospect died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2004, at
Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was formerly a beautician and later worked as a pottery maker for
Homer Laughlin China in Newell, W.Va. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed going to the beach,
playing with her grandchildren, collecting elephant figurines and being
a beautician.
She was born Sept. 15, 1946, in East Liverpool to the late Allen And
Mary Wilson Downard.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Roberts whom she married in
1969; a daughter, Mary (Dave) Poling of Prospect; two stepdaughters,
Cheryl L. Miley of Tampa, Fla., and Kim Hetzinger in Jacksonville, Fla.;
two grandchildren, Aaron and Jacob Poling; three step-grandchildren,
Ryan Miley, Kyle Rager and Misty Rager; two step-great-grandchildren;
eight nieces and nephews, Lisa, Kim, Brian, Craig, Dave, John, Kathy and
Kenny; and four sisters, Norma (LeRoy) Hoppel and Mary (Kenny) Anderson
of Calcutta, Ohio, and Joyce (Bob) Swogger and Cindy (Kenny) Grimm of
Wellsville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARY FRANCES SALYERS
Mary Frances Salyers, 84, of Westerville died peacefully at the home of
her daughter Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, after an extended illness.
She was a 30-year retiree from Rockwell International. She had been a
member of Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg since
1958 and during the seven years of her illness, she was ministered to by
St. Andrew's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She was predeceased by her parents, Russell William and Hattie Rice
Dalton of Ashland, Ky.; her husband of 59 years, Troy H. Salyers; two
brothers, Frank and Fred Dalton; and four infant siblings.
She is survived by a son, Russell William (Ruth) Salyers of Westerville;
a daughter, Patricia A. (William) Scott of Westerville; six grandsons,
Mark W. Salyers of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeffrey A. Salyers of Jacksonville,
Fla., Troy H. (Dianna) Taylor of Powell, Timothy D. (Barb) Taylor of
Powell, Trent M. (Robyn) Taylor of Westerville and Charles R. (Emily)
Bice of Hilliard; a granddaughter, Melanie Scott of Fort Myers, Fla.;
nine great-grandchildren, Samantha, Justin, Sarah, Nick, Emily, Madison,
Briana, Taylor and Ashley; a sister, Ella Pennington of Ashland, Ky.; a
brother, Russell W. Dalton Jr. of Ashland; three sisters-in-law, Beth
Dalton of Ashland, Belva Holbrook of Russell, Ky., and Mada Foughty of
South Point; a brother-in-law, Bill Howard of Russell; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's
Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive in Dublin. Morgan Wickizer will
officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Missions of St. Andrew's Church or
the Cleveland Christian Home, 2002, Prame Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109.

ALMIRA AMELIA  "JONNIE" TULLER
Almira Amelia "Jonnie" Tuller, 80, of Plain City died Sunday, Jan. 11,
2004, at Doctor's West Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid shopper and
would never turn down a chance to go to Odd Lots.
She was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Unionville Center to the late Fred and
Cora Warner Page and was predeceased by two brothers; two sisters; and
in 1990 by her husband, Richard D. "Mickey" Tuller.
She is survived by her children, Tonya (Bill) Bowling of London, Michael
(Annabelle) Tuller of Plain City, Julie (Bill) VanHoose of Raymond and
Douglas (Janell) Tuller of Plain City; six grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9
p.m. Tuesday.

CLAY CANTER JR.
Clay Canter Jr., 21, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital
in Bellefontaine.
He attended Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School, was a member of FFA and
graduated in June 2002 from the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.
He was a diesel technician.
He is survived by his father, Clay E. Canter Sr.; his mother, Vicky L.
Kirian Canter; two brothers, Jesse J. Canter and Loren D. Canter; and
his fiancee, Marilyn Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the D.W. Davis Funeral
Home in South Webster. Daina Booth will officiate and burial will be at
the Pinkerman Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

MAXINE DAUM GABRIEL
Maxine Daum Gabriel, 78, of Milford Center died Thursday, Jan. 8 , 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper. She was a 1943 graduate of
Union Rural High School, attended Miami University and was a member of
the Suzanna Guild and the Milford Center United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed taking walks along the Big Darby Creek behind her home and
watching the wildlife.
She was born July 1, 1925, in Irwin to the late Carl H. and Edna l. Ray
Daum and spent the early years of her life there before raising her
family in Milford Center. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth
Hosack and Kathleen Elliott; a special nephew, Carl H. Elliott; and her
former husband, Deurelle L. Gabriel Jr.
She is survived by her children, Joseph M. Gabriel and Kevin L. (Beth)
Gabriel of Milford Center, Julia D. (Leslie) Robertson of Perrysburg,
Marianna C. "Molly" (Bart) Williams of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Nancy J.
Gabriel of Marysville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Anna Mae Nunamaker of Plain City; and special friends, Jean Holt
of Irwin and Pat Miller of Delaware.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the
Milford Center United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mary Ellen Walters
and Ronald Payne officiating. Following the service, a luncheon will be
held at the church, at which time the family will receive family and
friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the Ingram
Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.


LEONA LOVEY BROWN
Leona Lovey Brown, 84, of Richwood died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the
OSU Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Byhalia/York community.
She was a lifetime member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was
formerly active at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a
former member of the Navy Mothers Club, Richwood Civic Center and
Richwood Garden Club.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Richwood to the late Elsworth and Mae E.
Rosebrook Laughrey and was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Duncan; a
sister, Bertha Cameron and four great-grandchildren. She married Ralph
Brown March 1, 1939, in Kenton and he died Aug. 21, 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Kathy) Brown of Willard, Ronald
E. (Gay) Brown of Julian Calif., and Steve (Becky) Brown of Richwood; a
daughter, Judy May (Lloyd) Collins of Montrose, Colo.; a son-in-law,
Dave Duncan of Raymond; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Starling (Clifford) Gibson
and Betty (Dick) Tevis of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York McKendree
United Methodist Church in York Center and burial will be at the York
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

LEONA LOVEY BROWN
Leona Lovey Brown, 84, of Richwood died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the
OSU Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Byhalia/York community.
She was a lifetime member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was
formerly active at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a
former member of the Navy Mothers Club, Richwood Civic Center and
Richwood Garden Club.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Richwood to the late Elsworth and Mae E.
Rosebrook Laughrey and was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Duncan; a
sister, Bertha Cameron and four great-grandchildren. She married Ralph
Brown March 1, 1939, in Kenton and he died Aug. 21, 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Kathy) Brown of Willard, Ronald
E. (Gay) Brown of Julian Calif., and Steve (Becky) Brown of Richwood; a
daughter, Judy May (Lloyd) Collins of Montrose, Colo.; a son-in-law,
Dave Duncan of Raymond; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Starling (Clifford) Gibson
and Betty (Dick) Tevis of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York McKendree
United Methodist Church in York Center and burial will be at the York
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

BABY BOY SAM
Baby Boy Sam, infant son of Tammy Pettit of Marysville, died Wednesday,
Jan. 7, 3004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Private graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

FREDERICK LEE DETLOR
Frederick Lee Detlor, infant son of Amy Lynn Detlor of Milford Center,
died Tuesday, July 1, 2003.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandparents, Richard
L. and Carolyn D. Detlor of Milford Center; great-grandparents, Mary
Detlor of Columbus and Carol and Ervin Stuckart of Green Bay, Wis.; and
numerous aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a great-grandfather,
Carl F. Detlor.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove
Cemetery in Worthington with the Rev. Beverly Hume officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Detlor Family Memorial Fund,
c/o Merchant's Bank, 279 Lafayette St., London, OH 43140.
The Eberle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

LONIE GAMBILL JR.
Lonie Gambill Jr., 79, of Centerburg died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at
his home.
He began working for International Harvester in 1946, became manager of
the Westerville Farmers Exchange and later owned and operated
Westerville Lawn and Garden. He attended grade school at Allen Center,
his freshman and sophomore years at New Dover High School and was a 1943
graduate of Plattsburg High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a
member of Linden Lodge 637 F&AM.
He was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Blaine, Ky., to the late Lon C. and Lillian
M. Holbrook Gambill and was predeceased by a son, Charley; three
sisters, Irene and Dorothy Gambill and Maxine Coulter; and his wife of
46 years, Ruth Ann Sells Gambill.
He is survived by a son, Gary (Mary Lou) Gambill of New Albany; a
daughter, Linda (Gerry) Pozmantir of Powell; five grandchildren, Ashley,
Justin, Jordan, Chad and Josh; and a sister, Pauline (Lowell) Amrine of
Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery
with pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Route 3 at Route 61 in
Sunbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 253 N. State
St., Suite 100, Westerville, Ohio 43081.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

HENRY TROYER JR.
Henry Troyer Jr., 71, of Dublin died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his home.

He owned and operated the Farm and Home Supply of Plain City and was
treasurer and officer of Troyer Farms Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army.
He was born April 5, 1932, in Plain City to the late Henry D. and Ada
Miller Troyer and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Troyer and
Paul Troyer.
He is survived by two children, Tracy (Cydney) Troyer and Teresa (Jeff)
Freshcorn of Marysville; four grandchildren, Phillip and Samuel Troyer
and Tyler and Jessika Freshcorn; two brothers, Ferman L. Troyer of Plain
City and Leland "Lee" (Sandra) Troyer of Indiana; two sisters, Beulah
(George) Horst of Alabama and Nila Troyer of Alabama; and many nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Dale Baker will officiate. Friends
may call two hours prior to the service.

LUCILLE CRAMER
Lucille Cramer, 84, of Essex died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital.
A graduate of Ostrander High School, she was a homemaker and worked as a
seamstress out of her home. She attended the Essex United Methodist
Church and was a 4-H leader for more than 25 years with the Stitch &
Stir Club. She used to square dance with the Village Squares in
Pharisburg and the Circle Stars in Marion.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Union County to the late Melvin Lee and
Mary Elizabeth Jerew Douglas and was predeceased by two sisters, Helen
Ledley and Gertrude Phipps Redmond. She married Francis B. Cramer Jan.
20, 1938, in Claibourne and he died Nov. 19, 1990.
She is survived by five children, Martha (Joseph Jr.) Ventolo of Enon,
Georgiana (Edward) Almazon of Gordan, Ga., Elizabeth (Vernon) Jones of
Essex, Francis "Eddie" (Ruth) Cramer of Marysville and David (Karen)
Cramer of Dayton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Melvin Lee (Ruth) Douglas Jr. of East Liberty and Richard
Douglas of Otisville, Mich.; and a sister, Isabella Moffet of Alabama.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. James Woodward and Dan Grose will
officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood, or Union County Meals on Wheels, 500 London
Ave., Marysville.

BURNETTE M. HEGENDERFER NICOL
Burnette M. Hegenderfer Nicol, 84, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 6,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and retired from the Scotts Co. in 1982 as an office
and accounting clerk. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church
where she participated in the morning Bible study and was a member of
Women of the ELCA. A former longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church,
she was involved in various women's activities and helped with food
preparation for the church school. From 1938 to 1947 she worked at
Nestle's as a payroll clerk. She was known for her good cooking,
especially Christmas cookies, rhubarb pie, potato salad and deviled
eggs. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
She was born July 26, 1919, in Darby Township to the late Eric and Eva
Ruhl Hegenderfer. She was baptized Aug. 10, 1919, at St. John's Lutheran
Church by the Rev. Kuechle and was confirmed Palm Sunday, April 9, 1933,
at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.J. Goedeking.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Herbert; sisters, Florence Geer,
Tessa Parr, Elsie Van Hoose and Irene Hegenderfer; and brothers, Floyd
and Gilbert Hegenderfer. She was predeceased in 1959 by her husband,
Herbert J. Nicol and in 1945 by her husband, Richard Elsbree who was
killed in action in Okinawa.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy L. Nicol of Marysville; two sons,
Michael (Diane) Nicol of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Daniel (Diane) Nicol of
Louisville, Ohio; granddaughters, Monica, Mandi, Danielle and Carly
Nicol; a brother-in-law, Kermit Nicol of Marysville; and numerous
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First English
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEONA M. LEWIS RUHL
Leona M. Lewis Ruhl, 94, of Richwood died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a member of York McKendree United Methodist
Church and it's women's society. She attended Central United Methodist
Church in Richwood and was a member of Richwood Navy Mothers Club 961,
Richwood Civic Center and Farm Bureau Council 1. She was a volunteer at
Memorial Hospital of Union County for many years.
She was born Dec. 9, 1909, in Raymond to the late Fay and Bessie Black
Jackson and was predeceased by five brothers and six sisters. She
married Merle Lewis and he died in 1973. She then married Harry Ruhl and
he died in 1977.
She is survived by a son, Richard L. (Brenda Kay) Lewis of West
Mansfield; a daughter, Shirley Phipps (Mike Grabovich) of Kentucky; six
grandchildren, Chris (Marla) Phipps, Ryan Phipps, Matthew Phipps, Cindy
(Rick) Lewis Crippen, Greg (Angie) Lewis and Susan Jackson; and three
great-grandchildren, Nathan Crippen, Jamie Lewis Rings and Michael
Phipps.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and
burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to York McKendree United Methodist
Church, 28677 Route 739, West Mansfield, OH 43358.

SANDRA L. CRIDER
Sandra L. Crider, 64, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and attended Christian Assembly Church. She was a
humorous person who enjoyed teasing and hearing jokes and was a loving
mother and grandmother.
She was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Richwood to the late Leroy M. and Reva M.
Phelps Warner. She married Junior R. "Buss" Crider Dec. 8, 1960 and he
died Oct. 21, 1982.
She is survived by her children, R. Ann Lanier and Steven G. Crider of
Marysville; a grandson, Johnathan D. Lanier; and a sister, Shirley
Jewell of Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Raymond
Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray funeral
expenses.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

CONNIE MARIE STULTZ PATTERSON
Connie Marie Stultz Patterson, 49, of Beckley, W.Va., formerly of North
Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A graduate of Triad High School, she was a homemaker and formerly worked
in food service.
She was born Sept. 21, 1954, in Marysville to the late Dallas and Evelyn
Kitchen Stultz and was predeceased by her father-in-law, Nelson
Patterson.
She is survived by her husband, James Patterson; a daughter, Kristen
Stultz and her friend, Chris Cox of West Virginia; a brother, Jerry
(Kay) Stultz of North Lewisburg; three sisters, Beverly (Ron) Bohlen of
Reynoldsburg, Sandra Thompson of Richwood and Donna (Jerry) Munnerlyn of
Irwin; a mother-in-law, Barbara Patterson of Beaver, W.Va.; and many
nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marysville Free
Will Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., where the family will receive
friends two hours prior to the service The Revs. Jon Mountjoy and
William Nicholas will officiate and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
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.

PEGGY J. PAXTON
Peggy J. Paxton, 75, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
She was retired from the housekeeping department at Memorial Hospital of
Union County and enjoyed a faithful membership with the Marysville First
Baptist Church. She was an avid knitter and a member of the Union County
Civil Defense Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose and
the Eagles Auxiliary.
She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Earl and
Tesse Ellis Gibson and was predeceased by three great-grandchildren; a
sister, Wanda Zorn; and a brother, Earl Gibson. She married Denver
Paxton Aug. 8, 1945, and he died Nov. 8, 1999.
She is survived by a daughter, Ernestine (Larry) Wise of Florida; a
granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; a close friend, John Ridgeway of
Marysville; and numerous friends from Countryside Mobile Home Park and
the Marysville First Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Marysville First Baptist Church. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. The Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
the Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

EVERETT SALYER
Everett Salyer, 86, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, from
complications of surgery at Mount Carmel West.
He was an antique furniture dealer for the past 20 years and was
previously the Brookside Country Club greenskeeper.
He was born May 29, 1917, in Volga, Ky., to the late Lonnie and Lillie
Osborne Salyer and was predeceased by his wife, Anna Mary Williams
Salyer in 1994; two sons, Rick Salyer in 1979 and Jimmie Salyer in 1985;
five brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Jack Salyer of Worthington, Donnie (Emma)
Salyer of Plain City and Ronnie (Janet) Salyer of Virginia; a daughter,
Brenda (Scott) Davenport of Marysville; five grandchildren, Tamra
Salyer, Donnie (Terri) Salyer Jr., Shannon Salyer, Sayward (Jason)
Tatman and Sarah Salyer; four great-grandchildren, Peyton, Taylor and
Avery Salyer and Ashtyn Tatman; a brother, George Salyer of Ironton; and
three sisters, June Caudill and Orie Brown of Kentucky and Ruby (Dick)
Wright of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Elton Yutzy will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday.

HENRY W. SHIERA
Henry W. Shiera, 90, of the Milcrest Nursing Center, died Friday, Jan.
2, 2004.
He was a longtime resident of the Richwood area and former caretaker of
the Claibourne Cemetery near Richwood. He had lived at Milcrest for the
past eight years. He served in the United States Army from January 1943
to March 1946, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory
Medal and American Campaign Medal. He was qualified as a sharpshooter
with the M-l rifle and served as a supply clerk, receiving the grade of
corporal. He was a model railroader, avid crossword puzzle enthusiast
and bingo competitor and was active in the Richwood Civic Center in his
years of residence there.
He was born June 9, 1913, in LaRue to the late Matthew and Melinda
VanBuskirk Shiera and was predeceased by sisters, Frieda Jerew, Leona
Kull, Ethel, Lilly and Alma; a brother, Fred; and his first wife, Anna
Mae Orahood Shiera, the mother of their son. He married Katherine Benson
Cicanese, whose son, Roland, lived with the couple, and she died in
1980. His third wife, Frances Easterday Shiera, died in 1996.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Connie) of Virginia Beach, Va.; four
grandchildren, Donald Ray, Carolyn Ann Baxter, Darrell William and
Catherine Lynn Archer; a niece, Anna Nichols; step-grandchildren, John
Cicanese and Teresa Randels of Florida; and numerous
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fulton
Cemetery in Morrow County with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Friends
may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.

GORDON E. BROWN
Gordon E. Brown, 73, of Greenville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at
Wayne Hospital in Greenville.
He was a farmer most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He
was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.
He was born March 18, 1930 in Hardin County to the late Percy N. and
Celesta Penny Brown and was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Miller Brown whom he married March 18,
1955; two sons, Mark (Beverly) Brown of Decatur, Ill., and David Brown
of Troy; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers,
Charles Brown and Russ Brown of Richwood, Guy Brown of Mount Victory,
James Brown and Irvin Brown of Columbus, Nolan Brown of Marion and
Bernard Brown of Morral; and two sisters, Erdine Grose of Richwood and
Sally Sayre of Morral.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Zechar Bailey
Funeral Home in Greenville where friends may call one hour prior to the
service. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is assisting the family
locally.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.


MARCELLA SCHIRTZINGER DODGE
Marcella Schirtzinger Dodge, 77, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at her
daughter's home in Deer Park, Texas.
She moved to Union County after her marriage in 1953, at which time she
joined the New California United Presbyterian Church where she has since
been an active member. She was a graduate of Bliss Business College and
worked for General Motors for eight years. She also worked as a manager
and consultant for Beeline Fashions of Chicago for nine years. She was
active in 4-H and PTO and was a Cub Scout leader.
The family relocated to Delaware County in the early 1970s and she
worked for 26 years as a full-time realtor, 25 of those years as a
manager. She was a member of the Delaware County Board of Realtors,
Union County Board of Realtors, Columbus Board of Realtors and Ohio
Association of Realtors. She enjoyed her work and the people she worked
with. After her retirement from HER Realtors, she and her husband
traveled extensively.
She was born Dec. 19. 1926, in Columbus to the late Ernest and Edith
Hitchcock Schirtzinger; three sisters, Ethel Evans, Thelma Ishler and
Mildred Howard; and a brother, Raymond Schirtzinger.
She is survived by her husband, Homer "Jim" Dodge; a daughter, Brenda
(Joe) Sims of Deer Park; a son, Donald (Judy) Dodge of Delaware; two
grandchildren, Brian and Cory Dodge of Delaware; a sister, Helen King;
many wonderful nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New California
United Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway. The Rev. Philip
Bougher will officiate and burial will be at the New California
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ferguson
Funeral Home.

ROXIE CASTALINE SPARKS
Roxie Castaline Sparks, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Urbana, died
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She taught school in Kentucky for nine years and retired from
Westinghouse in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Gallup Methodist
Church in Gallup, Ky., and attended the First Christian Church in
Urbana.
She was born May 2, 1912, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Joseph Kinner and
Daisy Stella McClure Cheek and was predeceased by her husband, Delorace
"Buster" Sparks whom she married Nov. 5, 1943, in Westville.
She is survived by a son, Ed (Tina) Sparks of Marysville; a
granddaughter, Keri Ann (Dave) Kovanda of Marysville; two
great-grandchildren, Kaela and Kaden Kovanda; and special friends, June
Gearhart and Ruth Brown of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty and burial will be at
Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables activity fund.

Edith E. Young
Edith E. Young, 90, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Spring
Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She was retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County and Don Cook
Realty. She was a graduate of Marysville High School and had attended an
office training school. She was a former member of Faith Baptist Temple
where she was involved with a monthly Friends Gathering.
She was born March 4, 1913, in Marysville to the late James W. and
Estella Cassiday Orr and was predeceased by her husband, David E. Young
May 23, 2003.
She is survived by her stepchildren, Roderick (Joy) Young of Columbus,
Judith (Richard) Teeters of Washington C.H., Joellen Thompson of Ashley,
Marie Beckley of Dublin and David Young of Jeffersonville.
Graveside services will be held at noon Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery with
the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Friends may call at the Ingram Funeral
Home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

LARRY D. CRUM
Larry D. Crum, 57, of Kenton died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was the former operator of the Indian Lake Flea Market.
He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Plain City to the late Willie and Rachel M.
Thompson Crum and was predeceased by six brothers, Billy Crum, Ernest
"Ernie" Crum, Cletus Crum, Robert "Bobby" Crum, Calvin Crum and Timmy
Crum.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Rich) Organ of West Mansfield
and Lori Crum of Mount Victory; two stepdaughters, Pamela Mamon and Lesa
Jordan of Marysville; an adopted daughter, Ronda (Mack) Buroker of
Kenton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Swanie White of Seal Beach, Calif., and Rhoda (Rodney) Eaton of West
Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. James Taylor officiated and burial was at the Mitchell Cemetery
in Milford Center.

MICHAEL "MIKE" DENNIS O'MALLEY JR.
Michael "Mike" Dennis O'Malley Jr., 30 of Ocoee, Fla., died Tuesday,
Feb. 24, 2004, as the result of an industrial accident.
He was a bridge carpenter for Granite Construction and enjoyed baseball,
bowling, golf and his children. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a
1992 graduate of Marysville High School and moved to central Florida in
May 1995.
He was born in Livonia, Mich., and is survived by his parents, Michael
and Patricia O'Malley Sr. of Atlanta, Mich.; his wife, Deanna O'Malley;
a son, Bronson Spears of Ocoee; three daughters, Brianna Spears, Megan
O'Malley and Morgan O'Malley of Ocoee; a brother, Tom O'Malley of
Nashville; and a sister, Michelle O'Malley Anderson who is stationed in
Korea.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, Fla.

WALTER "JR." SANDERSON
Walter "Jr." Sanderson, 80, of rural Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 25,
2004, at his home.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from B.F.
Goodrich in Green Camp where he worked for 25 years. He also worked five
years for the Union County Engineer's office and for the last four years
he drove for Kalmbach Feeds. He attended the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church. He enjoyed playing the guitar and attending his grandchildren's
activities. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and his
family was the center of his life.
He was born June 20, 1923, in Marion to the late Walter I. and Flora
Riley Sanderson and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Richard;
and a sister, Joann Harrington.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Garee Sanderson whom he married
May 30, 1946, at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church; two daughters,
Sandra (Richard) Ridge of Richwood and Shirlee (Rodney Koons) Sanderson
of Hartsville, S.C.; a son, Steve Sanderson of Kansas City, Mo.;
grandchildren, Shelly, Erin, Lance, Ashley, Logan, Matthew and Nicholas;
a brother, Robert (Marilyn) Sanderson of Salem; and two sisters, Dorothy
Hopkins of Lima and Marilyn Beckley of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Geri Lampton and Mo Dunn will
officiate and burial will be at the Broadway Cemetery where veteran
graveside services will be conducted by Richwood American Legion Post 40
and VFW Post 870. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Pharisburg United Methodist Church.

MICHAEL M. BERESTECKY
Michael M. Berestecky, 38, of Ostrander died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 at
his home.
He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., and
the University of Akron. He regularly attended Powell Grace Brethren
Church. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed camping with his
family and designed and built various projects around the house.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Petrus and his grandparents,
Charles and Kathryn Berestecky.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Christine; a daughter, Emily;
his parents, Charles and Marlene Berestecky of Colts Neck, N.J.; his
grandmother, Susan Petrus of Donora, Pa.; sisters, Patti (Joel) Hobbs of
Mathews, N.C., Kathi (Phil) Cesen of Monclova, Mary (Kerby) Wallick of
Grand Rapids, Mich., and Maureen Berestecky or Arlington, Va.; and many
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Brethren
Church, 7600 Liberty Road, Powell. Pastor Rick Nuzum will officiate and
burial will be at St. Dominics Cemetery, Donora, Pa. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 W.
Olentangy St., Powell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Hematology/Oncology Research Fund, c/o Hematology/Oncology Consultants,
8100 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, OH 43235.

LARRY D. CRUM
Larry D. Crum, 57, of Kenton died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was the former owner of the Indian Lake Flea Market.
He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Plain City to the late Willie and Rachel M.
Thompson Crum and was predeceased by six brothers, Bill Crum, Ernest
"Ernie" Crum, Cletus Crum, Robert "Bobby" Crum, Calvin Crum and Timmy
Crum.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Rich) Organ of West Mansfield
and Lorie Crum of Mount Victory; two stepdaughters, Pamela Mamon and
Lesa Jordan of Marysville; an adopted daughter, Ronda (Mack) Buroker of
Kenton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Swanie White of Seal Beach, Calif., and Rhoda (Rodney) Eaton of West
Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Mitchell Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until
the time of the service.

JAMES LACE HATCHER JR.
James Lace Hatcher Jr., 73, of Kenton died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at
his home.
He was retired from Lima Clark Equipment and Kenton Imperial Cup. He was
a U.S. Army infantry veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was
a member of American Legion Post 198, VFW Post 3333 and Christian
Missionary Alliance Church.
He was born April 29, 1930, in Hardin County to the late James Lace and
Isabella Mabrey Hatcher Sr. and was predeceased by two sons, Billy Joe
Hatcher and Carlous Taylor; and seven brothers and sisters, Daniel,
Paul, Betty and Opal Hatcher, Ruth Cronley, Helen Columber and Lucille
Beer.
He married Barbara Miller and Stella Gibson and was divorced from them.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Parthemore Taylor Hatcher; four sons,
Robert (Karen) Hatcher of Lima, Nevin (Deana) Taylor of Marysville and
James (Alisha) Hatcher and Gary (Jackie) Hatcher of Kenton; two
daughters, Lauretta Collins of Kenton and Rebecca (Gary) Brill of West
Mansfield; and a brother, Carl Edward (Faye) Hatcher of Bellevue, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Hess will officiate
and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery where graveside military
services will be conducted by the AmVets Post 1994 Honor Guard. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance
building fund, Gifts for Yanks or Hardin County Hospice.

JULIA A. FRAHER STANG
Julia A. Fraher Stang, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A graduate of the Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State University,
she was retired from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts office. She was
a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville, former
member of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Columbus and member of Delta,
Delta, Delta sorority, Memorial Hospital Twig, Clintonville Women's Club
and United Methodist Women.
She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Ruth Chenoweth Fraher
and her husband, John H. Stang.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane (Frederick) Johnson of Marysville
and Betsy (James) Bullock of Columbus; grandchildren, Ben and Alex
Johnson of Marysville and Abbie, Bryan and Benjamin Bullock of Columbus;
a sister, Susan Rothe of California; a special nephew, Dr. James Rothe
of Columbus; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St. The Rev. Richard Teller
will officiate and a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at
the North Murray Ridge Cemetery in Elyria. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


HENRY H. PIERCE JR.
Henry H. Pierce Jr., 82, of Irwin died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.
A graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., and Colgate University in
Hamilton, N.Y., he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from Marsh McLennan and AON
Corporation, served as vice president of the Insurance Board of Columbus
and was a member of the Columbus Life Underwriters Agents.
He served as Franklin County chairman of the American Red Cross Blood
Center and on the board of managers of the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
and board of trustees of the Columbus Symphony, Center of Science and
Industry, Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and The Johnny
Appleseed Foundation. He was a board member and one of the founders of
the Aviation Safety Institute in Worthington and a member of the Ohio
Association of Insurance Agents.
He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Urbana, Rocky Fork Hunt
& Country Club, Urbana Country Club and the Columbus Club.
He was born March 29, 1921, in Hingham, Mass.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Susan McIlroy Pierce; a
daughter, Priscilla Pierce of Bath, N.C.; a son, Stephen of Irwin; and
two granddaughters, Amanda Edwards of Bath, N.C., and Heather Guay of
Fairhaven, Mass.
Friends may call at the family farm, Elmwood Place in Irwin, from 2 to 4
p.m. Friday and at 12 Sessions Drive in Columbus from 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday. A private family burial will be held and memorial services will
be held in May at the Church of the Ephiphany.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church,
236 Scioto St., Urbana, OH 43078, or a charity of the donor's choice.
The family is being serviced by the Skillman, McDonald and Vernon
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.

CLARENCE D. BEIGHTLER
Clarence D. Beightler, 89, of Bellefontaine died Saturday, Feb. 21,
2004, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
He was retired as an internal auditor for City Loan and Savings Company
and Commercial Credit. He moved to Bellefontaine in 1957 from Marysville
where he had been a city councilman for a number of years. He was a
member of First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine and a former member of
the church council and New Life Foundation of the church. He was active
in Boy Scouts most of his life and was a former member of Tecumseh
District. After retirement, he served on the Bellefontaine Shade Tree
Commission for 18 years, the last 10 years as chairman. He was very
active in the Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club where he was president in 1960,
past president of United Way in 1961-1962 and member of Elks Lodge 132.
He was an active 50-year member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM in
Marysville where he was a past Master Mason, past officer of Chapter 99
Royal Arch Masons and member of Council 89 Royal and Select Masons, York
Rite, Bellefontaine Knights Templar 61 Commandery, Antioch Shrine and
50-year member and Past Patron of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern
Star.
He was born July 29, 1914, in Marysville to the late Gordon and Caroline
Leffler Beightler.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Wolff Beightler whom he married Dec.
24, 1935, in Marysville; two daughters, Joyce Ritter of Bellefontaine
and Nancy (Dr. Richard) Traul of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Anne
(T.J.) Fitzpatrick of Bellefontaine, Michael (Traci) Ritter of West
Liberty, Dr. John (Abigail) Traul of Pocatello, Idaho, Suzanne (Nick)
Selvaggio of Urbana and Dr. David (Dr. Christine) Traul of
Charlottesville, Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel
Ritter, Zachary and Zoe Traul and Stephanie Selvaggio.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jonathan Bull will officiate and burial will be at the
Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.

LOWELL E. GEHO
Lowell E. Geho, 66, of Raymond died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Grant
Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a retired supervisor with Siemans-Alice Corp., formerly Bulldog
Electric Products, ITE-Imperial Eastman, ITE Products and Gould, after
more than 43 years of service in Marysville and Bellefontaine. He was a
member of Millcreek Church of Christ in Raymond. For many years, he
coached junior league baseball and he was a member of the Raymond Junior
Baseball Association and former association president. As an
outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing but more importantly, he
enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events.
He was born June 14, 1937, in Champaign County to the late Paul and
Dorothea Poling Geho and was predeceased by a son, Carson; and a
brother, Herman.
He is survived by his wife, G. Ruth Noland Geho whom he married Oct. 29,
1960, in Wise, Va.; his children, Terri (Glen) Buettner of
Bellefontaine, Sherri (Robert) Wortman of New Milford, Conn., Bryon
(Jeannie) Geho of Roanoke, Va., Lori (Jeff) Sanders of Ansonia and Paul
(Taylor) Geho of Raymond; a daughter-in-law, Linda Geho of North
Lewisburg; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Roberta
(Clyde) Rice of Portsmouth; two brothers, Marvin (Peggy) Geho of
Marysville and James Geho of Jackson; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Geho
Hook of Florida.
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

OPAL JEAN SPROULL
Opal Jean Sproull, 64, of Marysville died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at
her residence surrounded by her family.
She was retired after 26 years with The Scotts Company and operated
Grandma Opal's Sewing from her home for seven years. She was a member of
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and a former 4-H leader for 10
years. Her family was the joy of her life.
She was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Marion and was predeceased by her mother,
Loma McClaskey Henkey. She married Nelson Sproull April 25, 1960, and he
died Jan. 22, 1985.
She is survived by her children, Debra (Andy) Caldwell, Gene (Terri)
Sproull and Susan (Matt) Strayer of Marysville, Steve (Debbie) Sproull
of West Mansfield and Bill Sproull of Mount Victory; eight
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sandy (Jim) Foster
of Richwood and Lisa (Bill) Wood of Ann Arbor, Mich; and a brother, Mike
Coats of West Mansfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell
Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CHARLES W. "CHUCK" WIBLEY
Charles W. "Chuck" Wibley, age 69, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 20,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side
following a long illness.
He was employed for more than 30 years with Eljers Manufacturing and
upon his retirement worked at the Warrensburg Stone Quarry and Scioto
Valley Janitorial Services. He was a devoted fan of OSU football and
NASCAR racing and will be remembered as a loving family man.
He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Marysville to the late Charles L. and Mary
Speakman Wibley. He was preceded in death by a son, John Wibley, on Feb.
15, 1977; two brothers:  Richard Wibley and Edgar Wibley; and two
sisters-in-law: Maxine Wibley and Wilma Wibley.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Milton Wibley, whom
he married Oct. 16, 1954, in Marysville; three daughters:  Rosetta
(Mike) Drumm, Patty (Richard) Bolenbaugh, and Betty (Vaughn) Organ, each
of Marysville; a son, Bill Wibley, and his fiancÚ, Rose Fogle, of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary
(Robert) McConnahea, Lakeview; two brothers:  Paul (Joyce) Wibley,
Marysville; and Kenneth "Butch" (Velda) Wibley, Lakeview; and many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home.  The reverend Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Riverside
Hospice or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Bolenbaugh, Danny Bolenbaugh, Mike Drumm,
Jr., Bruce Loudermilk, Dave Loudermilk, Cody Wibley, and Daniel Beckley.

HAROLD L. DILDINE
Harold L. Dildine, 82, of Morral died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Mount
Carmel West Hospital in Columbus
He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and worked in agriculture
all his life. He, his father and his brother operated the former Dildine
Feed Mill in Raymond for 25 years and he managed the Green Camp
Cooperative elevator. Most recently, he worked with insurance and estate
planning.
He was a past president of Ohio Grain and Feed, an active member of the
Ohio Seed Improvement Association and a charter member of Wood/Longbrake
VFW Post in Raymond. He was on the building committee at Marion General
Hospital at the time of the north addition, had been a Republican
committeeman and was active with sponsorship of 4-H and FFA. He was a
member of the Green Camp Lions Club and American Legion Post 584.
He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Richwood to the late Paul and Mildred
Moehn Dildine and was predeceased by a son, Dale Wendell Dildine and a
brother, Bill Dildine.
He is survived by his wife, Laurabel Stratton Dildine whom he married
June 28, 1946, in Raymond; a daughter, Diane (Doug) White of Morral; a
son, Don Dildine of Marion; five grandchildren, Wes and Lori White and
Paul, Amber and Sammie Jo Dildine; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Douglas Dean will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans graveside services will be
conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends may call
from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214, or the American Cancer Society,
1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.

CHARLES W. "CHUCK" WIBLEY
Charles W. "Chuck" Wibley, age 69, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 20,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side
following a long illness.
He was employed for more than 30 years with Eljers Manufacturing and
upon his retirement worked at the Warrensburg Stone Quarry and Scioto
Valley Janitorial Services.  He was a devoted fan of OSU football and
NASCAR racing and will be remembered as a loving family man.
He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Marysville to the late Charles L. and Mary
Speakman Wibley. He was preceded in death by a son, John Wibley, on Feb.
15, 1977; two brothers:  Richard Wibley and Edgar Wibley; and two
sisters-in-law: Maxine Wibley and Wilma Wibley.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Milton Wibley, whom
he married Oct. 16, 1954, in Marysville; three daughters:  Rosetta
(Mike) Drumm, Patty (Richard) Bolenbaugh, and Betty (Vaughn) Organ, each
of Marysville; a son, Bill Wibley, and his fiancÚ, Rose Vogle, of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary
(Robert) McConnahea, Lakeview; two brothers:  Paul (Joyce) Wibley,
Marysville; and Kenneth "Butch" (Velda) Wibley, Lakeview; and many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home.  The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will take  place
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Riverside
Hospice or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Bolenbaugh, Danny Bolenbaugh, Mike Drumm,
Jr., Bruce Loudermilk, Cody Wibley, and Daniel Beckley

CHARLOTTE J. LIVINGSTON
Charlotte J. Livingston, 71, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and had worked in housekeeping at the old Marion
General Hospital and the current Marion General Hospital. She was a
former member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Marion. She
enjoyed camping cooking and the joy of her life was her family, her
husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in New Lexington to the late John and
Garnett Vernon Murray.
She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Livingston whom she
married at Grace Baptist Church in Marion June 16, 1969; children, Judy
Cochran of Mount Gilead, Lori (Nicholas) Yeager of Delaware, Pam
Franklin, Tracey Livingston, John (Patty) Ryan and Mike (Pam) Ryan of
Marion; grandchildren, Timothy Landon, Heather Cellar, Jasmyne Landon,
John Ryan, Jason Ryan, Billy Cochran, Sarah Yeager, Whitney Ryan, Taylor
Livingston and Morgan Hollenbach; stepchildren, Sally Jo Smith, Connie
Buskirk, Bill Livingston, Tim Livingston, Sheila Dickerson and Renee
Morgan; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Chaplain Daniel Kiger will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road, Marion, OH 43302.

 

CHARLES E. "RED" COONS
Charles E. "Red" Coons, 86, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Feb. 18,
2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital following an extended illness.
A real estate broker and owner of Coons Realty, he served Logan County
and surrounding counties for many years. He was a member of Community
United Methodist Church in York Center and will be remembered as an avid
fisherman and devoted family man.
He was born May 8, 1917, in York Center to the late Allen E. and Norma
Titus Coons and was predeceased by a son, Larry Coons; and two brothers,
Brayton Coons and Kenneth Coons. He married Martha Louise Brooks Oct.
17, 1936, and she died May 9, 1997.
He is survived by a son, Garry (Barb) Coons of Bellefontaine; a
daughter-in-law, Judy Coons of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Tammy
(Bill) Yelton, Bob Coons, Beth VanOsdol and Jason Coons; four
great-grandchildren, Kyle and Larilynn Yelton and Larry and Mallory
Coons; two sisters-in-law, Mary Coons of Bellefontaine and Shirley
Mitchell of Zionsville, Ind.; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Henry Brooks of
Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Henry Brooks will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

BLANCHE "BEA" SHAW DUNN
Blanche "Bea" Shaw Dunn, 93, of Gahanna died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004,
at the New Albany Care Center following an extended illness.
She was retired from the American Red Cross. She attended Broadway High
School through her junior year and completed her senior year at
Marysville High School. She graduated from office training school in
Columbus in 1928. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Medical Center
for many years and was honored in 1990 for contributing more than 17,500
volunteer hours.
She was born April 8, 1910, near Broadway to the late Oliver and Emma
Vanatta Shaw. She married Lewis E. Dunn March 2, 1937, and he died Nov.
5, 1986.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Opal McAlister of Marysville;
several nieces and nephews, including Esther Bunker of Delaware, Larry
(Jan) Dunn of Marysville and Shirley (Jean) Hadley of Indianapolis,
Ind.; former neighbors, Stan and Sandy Gatten of Gahanna; and special
friends, Patricia Miller and her children, Karen (Tom) McCafferty of New
Albany and Janet Miller and Paul (Stephanie) Miller of Gahanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery with
the Rev. John M. Groat officiating. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

GLENDORA GRACE DALL MOHL
Glendora Grace Dall Mohl, 81, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship near
Pharisburg. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family members.

She was born March 24, 1922, in Fostoria to the late Dewey K. and Carrie
M. Smith Dall and was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Irene Smith; and
two husbands, Charles "Chuck" Yoakum and Frank Mohl.
She is survived by a sister, Ida Mae Philipa of Marion; two nephews,
Richard P. (Mary S.) and Harold W. (Helen Jean) Smith of Richwood; and
other nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Claibourne
Cemetery. Pastor Linda Lee White will officiate. There will be no
calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship,
23080 Route 4 North, Marysville.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

CHRIST J. RABER
Christ J. Raber, 90, of Plain City died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at
Doctors West Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Sharon Mennonite Church.
He was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Millersburg to the late John B. and Susan
B. Miller Raber and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Martha Ellen.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Schlabach Raber whom he married
May 15, 1946; six children, David (Linda) Raber, Phillip (Wanda) Raber,
Paul (Rebecca) Raber and Tim Raber of Plain City, Stephen (Dianne) Raber
of Burn City, Ind., and Barbara Ann (Allen) Meyer of Bradenton, Fla.;
and six grandchildren, Steven Travis Raber, Spencer Phillip Raber and
Ronald Allen Egnot II of Plain City, Christopher Scott Raber of Hilliard
and Mathew Christ Raber and Stephanie Nicole (Perry) Marner of Odon,
Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Mennonite
Church. Pastor Howard S. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City and at the church one hour prior to
the service.

HAZEL DANIELS COLLIER
Hazel Daniels Collier, 74, of North Lewisburg, formerly of Plain City,
died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was an assembler at Ranco Controls in Plain City for 12 years and
attended First Freedom Baptist Church in North Lewisburg. She enjoyed
cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was born March 8, 1929, in Van Lear, Ky., to the late F.B. and Lyda
Hatfield Debord and was predeceased by her first husband, Wilmer R.
Daniels in 1987; a daughter, Donna Jean Daniels in 1962; a
granddaughter, Andi Jenkins; three brothers, Beecher Debord, Richard
Debord and Lewis Debord; and a sister, Erma Northup.
She is survived by her husband, Reginald Collier; three children, Brenda
(James) Roberts of North Lewisburg, Ronnie (Cindy) Daniels of Unionville
Center and Sheila (Richard) Jenkins of Auxvasse, Mo.; grandchildren,
Angel (John) Rideout, Rachel (Jimmy) Mackey, J.P. Roberts and Ryan
Daniels; great-grandsons, Andy Rideout, Evan Mackey and Cameron Rideout;
stepchildren, Michael Collier, Mitchell Collier, Mark Collier, Melanie
Dowell and John Collier; 10 step-grandchildren; four
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dallas Debord of Pomeroy; and
sisters, Opal Cordial of London, Eula Preston of Columbus and Rowena
Borders, Lena Roberts and Alice Roberts of West Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor George Konkus will officiate and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be J.P. Roberts, Ryan Daniels, John Rideout, Jimmy
Mackey, David Collier and Eric Collier.

ROBERT E. "BOB" STRUTNER
Robert E. "Bob" Strutner, P.E., 77, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 15,
2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center following a short illness.
A capable man, he enjoyed a 40-year career as an engineer in the steel
and non-ferrous metal working industries. He was experienced in many
facets of engineering and his work provided many assignments in Europe,
Asia, South America and the Middle East as well as the United States. He
received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University
of Toledo and was a graduate of Toledo's Waite High School. He was
registered as a professional engineer in Ohio and held membership with
the Association of Iron & Steel Engineers and the American Society of
Civil Engineers.
He was a veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant while
serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a knowledgeable history buff, an
avid reader and golfer and an extremely good cribbage player.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Alexander L.
and Alice Irene Long Strutner. He married Frances Mary Valiquette Aug.
21, 1948, in Toledo and she died July 22, 2002.
He is survived by three sons, John R. (Linda) Strutner of Gate City,
VA., Richard E. (Carolyn) Strutner of South Bend, Ind., and Gary A.
(Susan) Strutner of Marysville; four grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda,
Robert and William; his mother-in-law, Mary Margaret Valiquette of
Toledo; three brothers, Dr. Norman L. (Carolyn) Strutner of Worthington,
Raymond J. (Laura) Strutner of Lewis Center and Gerald E. (Joyce)
Strutner of Venice, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Donald (Irene)
Valiquette of Oregon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in
the chapel mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pataskala. The Rev. Barry
Bentz will officiate and friends may call 30 minutes prior to the
service.
Mass intentions for the deceased may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, 1033 W. Fifth St., Marysville.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROBERT WILLIAM CRAIG
Robert William Craig, 86, of Dade City, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 11,
2004, at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, VFW, DAV, American
Legion and Moose Lodge in Florida. At one time, he owned and operated a
children' day care center in New Mexico, a rest home in Missouri and a
tavern in Richwood. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Grimms Landing, W.Va., to the late Ira and
Myrtle McCall Craig and was predeceased by three brothers, Ace Craig,
Chancey Craig and Charles Craig; and a sister, Wavie Wood. He married
Bessie Jordan and she died Jan. 5, 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Eddress Bohanan whom he married Dec. 3,
1984; 14 nieces; five nephews; a step-nephew; and three stepchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in LaRue. The Rev. Tim Pasma will officiate and burial will
be at the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA hospital in Tampa in care
of the funeral home.

DOROTHY L. FITE
Dorothy L. Fite, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 30 years at Ranco in Plain City. She enjoyed her
family, playing and winning at cards, crossword puzzles and music and
was an avid OSU fan.
She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Harrison County, Ky., to the late Clyde
and Nellie Jane Lee Readnour and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Readnour; and two sisters, Mabel Keller and Ruby Platt. She married
Melvin C. Fite Jan. 31, 1945, in Paris, Ky., and he died Feb. 25, 2000.
She is survived by her children, Dave (Kathy) Fite of Germantown, Ky.,
Geraldine (Richard) Weber and Debbie Fite of Reynoldsburg, Eileen Fite
and Barbara (Steve) Daum of Marysville, Janet (David) Francis of
McConnelsville, Michael (Linda) Fite of Ostrander, Jeff (Kathy) Fite of
McArthur and Gary (Amy) Fite of Dayton; 24 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sue Holley of Merrills Inlet, S.C.,
Wittie (Milt) Noe and Billie Coffman of Gravel Switch, Ky., and Lucille
McRoberts of Indiana; and a brother, Paul Readnour of Gravel Switch, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Mark Ryan will officiate and private burial will be held at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

DONALD L. FRYE
Donald L. Frye, 76, of Delaware died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Mesa,
Ariz.
He was an insurance agent and owner with the Ditsler and Frye Insurance
Company in Delaware and was a lifetime Delaware County resident. He was
a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was active in numerous service
organizations, including the Postmasters Club, Senior Citizens,
Salvation Army and Boy Scouts.
He was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Union County to James and Eva Smith Frye
and was predeceased by a brother, Paul.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Meddles of Richwood and Betty Marsh
of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a brother, Harold Frye of Avon Lake; and a very
special friend, Tomia Lowe of Marysville.
There will be no calling hours or services at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 252 Curtis
St., Delaware, OH 43015.
The Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

MARY VIRGINIA BOZMAN
Mary Virginia Bozman, 96, of North Lewisburg, formerly of North
Greenfield, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville
following a two-week illness.
A loving homemaker, she truly was the treasured matriarch of her family
and was quite proud to have completed five generations with 17
great-great-grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of the North
Greenfield United Methodist Church and had been active in several garden
clubs. She enjoyed crocheting and especially liked to make baby blankets
and slippers. She had a wonderful sense of humor and possessed a keen
mind up to her final days.
She was born Sept. 4, 1907, in Adena to the late Jesse Craig and Cathern
Brown Singhaus and was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Griffin; two
daughters-in-law, Fay Bozman and Janet Bozman; a sister, Dorothy Hackle;
and two brothers, Howard Singhaus and Joseph Singhaus. She married
Clarence E. Bozman March 20, 1926, and he died Sept. 12, 1983.
She is survived by a daughter Marylyn ((James) Griffin of North
Lewisburg; three sons, Craig Bozman of Russells Point, James Bozman of
Fort Myers, Fla., and Calvin (Ida Mae) Bozman of Bellefontaine; a
son-in-law, LeeRoy Griffin of Lakeview; 14 grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the North Greenfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate and
burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons, Charles Griffin, Terry
Griffin, Richard Griffin, Ray Griffin, Michael Ray and Michael Moler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

CLARICE PAULINE "PUD" HUTCHISSON
Clarice Pauline "Pud" Hutchisson, 85, of Marysville died Friday, Feb.
13, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a long illness.
She retired from the Fort Wayne Credit Bureau in Fort Wayne, Ind., after
31 years of service. She lived in Fort Wayne for 40 years and moved back
to Marysville in 1988. She was a 1936 graduate of Marysville High School
and had worked at O.M. Scotts for several years. She had a great sense
of humor and was interested in sports and world events. She will be
greatly missed by family and many friends and will be remembered for her
compassion for the less fortunate.
She was born June 27, 1918, in Marysville to the late Clinton M.
"Connie" and Kittie Vernon Hanawalt Croy and was predeceased by a
sister, Elloise Kleiber; and two brothers-in-law, Albert Kleiber and
Eber Bell. She married Herbert Hutchisson, formerly of Ostrander, and he
died Aug. 14, 1968.
She is survived by two sisters, Joan Kestella and Georgia Bell of
Marysville; three nephews, Lou Kestella of Marysville, Joe Kestella of
North Lewisburg and John Kestella of Worthington; two nieces, Connie
(Gene) Morrison of Fenton, Mich., and Alice Ann Hutchisson of Fort
Wayne; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be 3
p.m. at Covington Memorial Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Friends may call from
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.

WILLARD ODELL PICKLESIMER
Willard Odell Picklesimer, 69, of Milford Center died Friday, Feb. 13,
2004, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was retired from the Nestle Company in Marysville. He attended
Trinity Chapel in Milford Center, was an Air Force veteran of the Korean
War and was a member of the Milford Center VFW Post. He was a wonderful
husband, father and grandfather and a good provider.
He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Flat Gap, Ky., to the late Charles W. and
Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia M. Fairchild Picklesimer whom he
married June 17, 1954, in Flat Gap; two sons, Jimmy D. Picklesimer of
Marysville and Larry J. (Jackie) Picklesimer of Irwin; two daughters,
Kathy L. (Dwayne) Walk of Unionville Center and Brenda K.
Picklesimer-Farabee of Milford Center; seven grandchildren, Jason
Picklesimer, Laryssa, Abby and Shawna Goldsberry and Kaylee, Courtney
and Brittany Walk; three brothers, Bobby G. (Toodie) Picklesimer of
Milford Center, Charles A. (Pat) Picklesimer of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and Karl W. (Margaret) Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis
J. Roberts of Irwin, Mary E. (Steve) White of Springfield, Frances A.
(Audney) Combs of North Lewisburg and Nina M. (Robert) Fairchild of
Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Flint will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center with military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Picklesimer, Larry Picklesimer, Lee Cantrel,
Jason Picklesimer, Dwayne Walk and Phillip Harbold.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

OBERA J. "RED" SKAGGS
Obera J. "Red" Skaggs, 69, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Hayden Baptist Church
in Hilliard and enjoyed doing mechanical work on cars, trucks and lawn
mowers.
He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Kentucky to Jay and Anna Mae Gillum Skaggs
and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Massie Skaggs whom he married
July 10, 1954, in Liberty, Ind.; his mother of Marysville; children,
Carl J. (Sheila) Skaggs of Plain City, Christine L. (Jerry) McClain of
Marysville and Carla A. (Joe) Reinhard of Milford Center; five
grandchildren; a brother, Ray Skaggs of Indiana; a sister, Melinda Banks
of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and burial will be at the Watkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 7
to 9 p.m. Monday.

DAVID WILLIAM GAMBLE
David William Gamble, 47, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus west
side, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after a
long illness with multiple sclerosis.
A former associate of the state of Ohio Department of Industrial
Relations, he also worked as an insurance underwriter. He was a 1974
graduate of Marysville High School and attended the Ohio State
University at Mansfield. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and
playing golf. A fan of the OSU Buckeyes and a baseball card collector,
he enjoyed all varieties of sports. He was a member of the New Dover
United Methodist Church.
He was born June 30, 1956, in Marysville and was predeceased in 2003 by
a brother-in-law, Steve Pittman.
He is survived by his parents, Clarence W. and Renua Jane Gamble of New
Dover; a sister, Karen J. Pittman of New Dover; a nephew, Steven "Ryan"
Pittman of Marysville; a great-nephew, Gavin Ryan Pittman; and aunts,
uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Revs. Leo A. Cunningham and Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at the Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township. Friends
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Columbus Office, 651G
Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRANCIS W. STEINER
Francis W. Steiner, 100, of Marysville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was owner and operator of the Marathon Oil Company in Marysville for
34 years. He joined the Ohio National Guard in 1921 and served for 30
years in Co. E, 37th Division, a part of the Rainbow Division. In 1937
he received silver and gold medals on the Regimental Rifle Team. In his
early years he played semi-professional baseball and played basketball
for the Kenton Reds basketball team. He was a former employee of Marion
Power Shovel and the Lima Locomotive Works. He enjoyed Ohio State
University sports and was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He
formerly attended the Church of Christ in Kenton.
He was born Jan. 25, 1904, in Hardin County to the late Charles and
Carrie Ducker Steiner and had just celebrated his 100th birthday with
family and friends. He married Hattie E. Smith June 2, 1923, and she
died May 9, 1997.
He is survived by a daughter, Lavonne B. Huffman of Ocala, Fla.; a son,
Marvin C. (Ruby) Steiner of Delaware; four grandchildren, Sandra L.
Hartman, Rita K. Hoppes, Steven Huffman and Bruce Steiner; four
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service
Saturday.

DAVID WILLIAM GAMBLE
David William Gamble, 47, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus west
side, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after a
long illness with multiple sclerosis.
A former associate of the state of Ohio Department of Industrial
Relations, he also worked as an insurance underwriter. He was a 1974
graduate of Marysville High School and attended the Ohio State
University at Mansfield. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and
playing golf. A fan of the OSU Buckeyes and a baseball card collector,
he enjoyed all varieties of sports. He was a member of the New Dover
United Methodist Church.
He was born June 30, 1956, in Marysville and was predeceased in 2003 by
a brother-in-law, Steve Pittman.
He is survived by his parents, Clarence W. and Renua Jane Gamble of New
Dover; a sister, Karen J. Pittman of New Dover; a nephew, Steven "Ryan"
Pittman of Marysville; a great-nephew, Gavin Ryan Pittman; and aunts,
uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at the Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Columbus Office, 651G
Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

DORIS M. BAILEY
Doris M. Bailey, 85, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She worked at DAB from 1953 to 1965.
She was born June 10, 1918, in Zanesfield to the late Frank and Minnie
Johnston Small and was predeceased by four brothers, Robert, Carrol,
Larry and Harold Small; and a sister, Mary Huffman.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Bailey whom she married Oct. 21,
1939, in Newport, Ky.; a daughter, Connie (Ron) Brown of Bellefontaine;
two sons, Bud Bailey and Bob (Suzanne) Bailey of Bellefontaine; seven
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helene Pratt of Grove
City; and a number of niece and nephews in Logan, Union and Franklin
counties.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate and
burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

MAXINE ELIZABETH CLEGG BRUST
Maxine Elizabeth Clegg Brust, 90, of Milford Center, died Tuesday, Feb.
3, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
A homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a
longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where she
was active with the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a former
member of King's Daughters, a volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union
County, a den mother for Cub Scouts and an advisor for the Merry Mixers
4-H Club. She enjoyed songwriting and playing the piano, organ and
dulcimer. She was a fan of the Grand Ole Opry which she visited many
times, socializing with many Opry stars and enjoying the shows from the
front row. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, fishing, playing
cards and traveling and was an avid reader. Known for her good cooking
and baking, she enjoyed roses and hummingbirds. She was a 1930 honors
graduate of Marysville High School and worked at her family's business
in Milford Center, Clegg Dairy, upon graduation.
She was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Bellaire to the late Chester G. and Myrtle
Brannen Clegg and was predeceased by a son, Richard Brust in 1965; a
brother, John Clegg; and her husband, Ralph M. Brust in 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Bernard) Burns of Milford
Center and Joan (Burke) Kile of Franklin, Tenn.; five grandchildren,
Grant (Susan) Cole of Alexandria, Va., Debra Fite of Milford Center,
Kerri (Sean) Rengert of Milford Center, Jeffery (Laurel) Burns of Powell
and Lisa Burns of Florida; seven great-grandchildren, Olivia and Amelia
Cole, Kati and Kara Fite, Seth and Samuel Rengert and Alyssa Powell; a
sister, Donna Miller of Marysville; three brothers, William (Garnet)
Clegg of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Robert (Barbara) Clegg of Columbus and
Chester (Betty) Clegg of West End, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John M. Groat 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. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Burns, Grant Cole, Richard Dodge, Paul
Nicol, Gale Trees and Sean Rengert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Presbyterian Women.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JEFFIE "JAY" GAMBLE
Jeffie "Jay" Gamble, 75, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the
Ohio State University Hospital.
A Marion resident for almost 60 years, he worked as a mechanic's helper
with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for 30 years.
He was born April 26, 1928, in Salyersville, Ky., to the late John and
Gencie Blanton Gamble and was predeceased by three brothers and a
sister.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie "Mickey" Hinton Gamble whom he
married March 27, 1973, in Marion; nine sons, John (Susie) Gamble of
Marysville; Jeff (Paula) Gamble, Scott (Tina) Aldridge, Kenny Ray
Aldridge, David Gamble and Jerry (Dot) Gamble of Marion, Jim (Chris)
Thompson of Georgetown, Ky., Dean (Kim) Aldridge of Prospect and Rick
Gamble of North Carolina; five daughters, June (Skip) Rox of Mansfield,
Lynn (Kevin) Schultz and Vickie (Paul) Van Dorn of Marion, Debbie (Tom)
Rowland of Troy and Sue Wood-Olack; 31 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hollie and Tollie Gamble of Marion;
and two sisters, Hazel Jackson of Marion and Ruthie Guy of Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marion Enterprise
Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Buckner will officiate and burial will be
at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Victory. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St.,
Marion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis
Foundation.

MARTHA LENORA LITTELL
Martha Lenora Littell, 87, of Richwood died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a retired teacher and tutor, having taught in numerous area
school districts. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
She was born July 19, 1916, in Jackson Township to the late Nathan
Marion and Eva Florence Lane Temple and was predeceased by two sons,
Larry and Lanny; two sisters, Blanch Marsh and Mary Fields; and a
brother, Joe Temple. She married Lester Howard Littell in 1937 and he
died in 1972.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Littell of Fort Myers, Fla.,
and Dianne (Karl) Mahr of Torrance, Calif.; a son, David (Michele)
Littell of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist
Church in Richwood. The Rev. Tim Peria will officiate and burial will be
at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund in care
of the funeral home.

JAMES M. MAXWELL
James M. Maxwell, 71, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 3,
2004, in Melbourne, Fla.
He was a manager and operator for the Standard Oil/BP Company, retiring
after 32 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War
where he served as a tank commander in the 224th Tank Company. He
achieved the rank of sergeant and was awarded three Bronze Stars, the
Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat
Infantryman Badge. He had achieved Expert Marksmanship status and was
discharged in 1953. He was a member of VFW Post 3320,  a longtime member
of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Delaware County to the late William A. and
Ivy M. Breece Maxwell. Before he was old enough to start school, his
parents had died and he was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, the
late Caroline and Homer Christian. He was also predeceased by a brother,
Warren "Shorty" Maxwell and a son-in-law, Brian H. Nicol.
He is survived by his wife, Judith F. Layman Maxwell, his high school
sweetheart, whom he married in 1954 in Richmond, Ind.; four daughters,
Deborah G. (Lawrence) Jermyn, Deanna M. Maxwell and Dawna G. Nicol of
Marysville and Denise M. (Douglas) Scheiderer of Berne, Ind.; five
grandchildren, Cole and Blake Scheiderer of Berne and Brianne, Bailey
and Brent Nicol of Marysville; two sisters, Pearl Burch of Columbus and
Doris Elliot of Melbourne; a brother, Harold (Donna) Maxwell of
Melbourne; his mother-in-law, Wanda Layman of Marysville; a sister- and
brother-in-law, Kay and Gene Gregory of Melbourne; a brother- and
sister-in-law, Larry and Arlene Layman of Galion; cousin, Russell
Christian of Shelby; many nieces and nephews; and his four-legged buddy,
Bear.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 or the Marysville
First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

WILLIAM THOMAS "BILL" BROWNING
William Thomas "Bill" Browning, 52, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his home.
He was a certified restorative nurse aide and was a former associate of
Arlington Court Nursing Home. He was an avid fisherman.
He was born Feb. 1, 1952, in Delaware to the late Howard K. and Dorothy
Shaw Browning.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Colleen Baker Browning whom he married
Aug. 7, 1971; two daughters, Billie Jo Browning of Colorado and Tracey
Lynn Chavara of Texas; three grandsons, Matthew, Hosea and Brian; three
granddaughters, Alicia, Alex and Amber; two sisters, Pat Henry of West
Virginia and Marla Browning of Cardington; four brothers, Larry (Kathy)
Browning of Marysville, Mike (Diane) Browning of Colorado, Don (Judy)
Browning of Delaware and Kelly Browning of Marion; his maternal
grandmother, Queen Victoria Hardin of Lewis Center; nieces and nephews,
Shellie, Mindy, Becky, David, Tammy, Judy Lynn, Meagan, Michelle, Keiko,
Johnny, Jody, Miki, Nikki, Jamie, Chris, Larry, Joshua, Danny, Eric,
Joey and Michael; his mother-in-law, Carole Baker of Delaware; two
brothers-in-law, Brian Baker of Delaware and Greg Baker of Cardington;
his step-mother-in-law, Ann Browning of Cardington; three aunts, Juanita
McCrary of Delaware, Donna Shaw of Westfield and Charmaine Mattox of
Delaware; and two uncles, Robert (Sue) Shaw of Delaware and Jack
Bachelor of Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MELBA S. COAKLEY
Melba S. Coakley, 83, of Raymond died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful and active
lifetime member of the Millcreek Church of Christ and was a 1938
graduate of Raymond High School. She was a former member of the Raymond
Country Culture Club, served as a 4-H advisor, was a member of Mary
Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and was previously affiliated with
Harriett Chapter OES. She enjoyed playing the piano and reading and
especially enjoyed laughing. Her greatest joy came from her
grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in the family home to the late Azel A. and
Beatrice Allen Skidmore and lived most of her life in that home. She was
predeceased by a son, David Coakley; a son-in-law, Daniel L. Calnan; a
grandson, Daniel L. Calnan II; two brothers, Robert Thomas Skidmore and
H. Allen (Myrtle) Skidmore; and two brothers-in-law, Paul and Neil
Coakley.
She is survived by her husband of more than 63 years, Kenneth L. Coakley
whom she married Oct. 13, 1940, in Mentor; a daughter, Patricia Calnan
of Columbus; two sons, Kenneth A. (Patricia M. Sweeney) Coakley of
Marysville and Thomas L. (Carol) Coakley of Apple Valley, Minn.; five
grandchildren, Christine Calnan, Kelly (Scott) Buchanan, Mary Murtaugh,
Michael Calnan and Benjamin (Jaime) Calnan; 10 great-grandchildren, Zach
and Ally Buchanan, April Dickman, Hannah and Luke Mills, Scott, Mark and
Abby Calnan and Brittany and Tristan Calnan; seven sisters-in-law, Elsie
Skidmore of West Mansfield, Maxine Purdy of Saint Marys, Joanne (Bob)
Predmore, Alice Coakley and Marilyn Coakley of Marysville, Darlene
(Bill) Ferryman of Urbana and Joan Coakley of Land-o-Lakes, Fla; a
brother-in-law, Jack (Patsy) Coakley of Springhill, Fla.; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Millcreek Church
of Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where an Order of the Eastern Star memorial
service will be held after calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Heart
Association in care of the funeral home.

THOMAS ARTHUR KERR
Thomas Arthur Kerr, 77, of Delaware died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
A wood craftsman, he retired after working 40 years with World Wide
Games, a manufacturer of handmade hardwood table games and puzzles. He
was a longtime brick and stone mason and he also showed world champion
Pekinese dogs with his wife. As one of the original founding members of
the Delaware County Mounted Deputy Sheriffs, he remained active with the
unit for nearly 40 years. Most recently, he served as the unit's
treasurer and was given the 2003 Mounted Deputy of the Year award. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a gunner aboard the USS Sperry, a
submarine tender, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a
graduate of Radnor High School.
He was born April 4, 1926, in Delaware County to the late Chester Arthur
and Daisy Price Kerr and was predeceased by his wife, Candace Sue Kerr
on Aug. 11; and a sister, Martha Honeter.
He is survived by a son, Ted (Mary) Kerr of Sunbury; four daughters,
Carol Ann Myhre of Norway, Sherry Loftfield of North Carolina, Victoria
Lynn Glogaer of California and Jennifer Lou Friday of New Mexico; nine
grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Curtis of Delaware and Sue Kerr of
Florida; five brothers, Robert Kerr of Prospect, Raymond (Dorothy) Kerr
of Marietta, Ga., Bill (Eileen) Kerr of Pennsylvania, Jim (Donna) Kerr
of Florida and Chuck (Pansy) Kerr of Delaware; many nieces and nephews;
other relatives; and special friends at the Hamburger Inn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastors Bob and Lynn Blevins will officiate and burial with
military honors will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in New Dover. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Mounted Deputy
Sheriffs, P.O. Box 422, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LARRY KEITH LOVE
Larry Keith Love, 55, of Delaware, formerly of Plain City, died Monday,
Feb. 2, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 5, 1948, in Jerome to Paul E. and Murial Brown Love and
was predeceased by a son, Brian Love in 1991 and his father.
He is survived by a special friend, Sandra Ramey of Delaware; children,
Angela Smith of Columbus, Patrick Love of Delaware and Heather Graves of
Michigan; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie Love of Marion and
Ronnie (Rita) Love of Amlin; a half-brother, Lester Copley of Plain
City; and six sisters, Sharon Hostetler of London, Polly (Jerry) Rainer
and Mary (John) Pierce of Marysville, Ginny (Joel) Brofford of Columbus,
Sandy (Frank) Phillips of Hilliard and Bonnie Cornell of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Friends may call two hours before the services.

EMERSON MARCUS HENRY BOERGER
Emerson Marcus Henry Boerger, 81, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 1,
2004, at his farm home where he was born and lived his entire life.
He was a retired Union County dairy farmer, a lifelong member of several
agricultural associations and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. As
the result of his faithful 32 years of service as a Darby Township
Trustee, the new children's playground in Unionville Center was named
the Emerson Boerger Playground.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Marie Doellinger Boerger
and his wife of 38 years, Alice May Upperman Boerger.
He is survived by two sons, Fred of Grandview and George (Beverley) of
Kingston, Mass.; a daughter, Kathy (John) Hornsby of Marysville;
grandchildren, Kelly Hornsby and Alison, Emily and Colin Boerger;
brothers-in-law, Jack Upperman of Akron and Dallas Upperman of Hilliard;
sisters-in-law, Erdeen Kearney of Columbus and Minnie (Melvin) Shaver of
Hilliard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Chuckery. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

THOMAS ARTHUR KERR
Thomas Arthur Kerr, 77, of Delaware died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
A wood craftsman, he retired after working 40 years with World Wide
Games, a manufacturer of handmade hardwood table games and puzzles. He
was a longtime brick and stone mason and he also showed world champion
Pekinese dogs with his wife. As one of the original founding members of
the Delaware County Mounted Deputy Sheriffs, he remained active with the
unit for nearly 40 years. Most recently, he served as the unit's
treasurer and was given the 2003 Mounted Deputy of the Year award. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a gunner aboard the USS Sperry, a
submarine tender, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a
graduate of Radnor High School.
He was born April 4, 1926, in Delaware County to the late Chester Arthur
and Daisy Price Kerr and was predeceased by his wife, Candace Sue Kerr
on Aug. 11; and a sister, Martha Honeter.
He is survived by a son, Ted (Mary) Kerr of Sunbury; four daughters,
Carol Ann Myhre of Norway, Sherry Loftfield of North Carolina, Victoria
Lynn Glogaer of California and Jennifer Lou Friday of New Mexico; nine
grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Curtis of Delaware and Sue Kerr of
Florida; five brothers, Robert Kerr of Prospect, Raymond (Dorothy) Kerr
of Marietta, Ga., Bill (Eileen) Kerr of Pennsylvania, Jim (Donna) Kerr
of Florida and Chuck (Pansy) Kerr of Delaware; many nieces and nephews;
other relatives; and special friends at the Hamburger Inn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastors Bob and Lynn Blevins will officiate and burial with
military honors will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in New Dover. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Mounted Deputy
Sheriffs, P.O. Box 422, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ARTHUR HENRY "ART" KANDEL
Arthur Henry "Art" Kandel, 78, of Marysville died Monday, March 29,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired from Denison Hydraulics in 1988 as a machine operator after
25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the
7th Division, 32nd Infantry, in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Union Post 79, Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1651, Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and Scottish Rite. He was a
life member of VFW Post 3320 and BPO Elks Lodge 1130. Known for his
generosity, humor and big heartedness, he enjoyed cards, playing golf
with the Old Timers on Wednesdays and senior bingo.
He was born March 9, 1926, in Marysville to the late George and Laura
Blumenschein Kandel and was predeceased by a son, Jeff Kandel in 1974;
an infant granddaughter, Brooke Rene Bright in 1981; a son-in-law, Edgar
Jackson in 2002; a brother, Ralph Kandel; two sisters, Ruth Kandel and
Lillian Thiergartner; and his first wife, Ferne Butler Kandel on Aug.
14, 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Boerger Kandel whom he married April
30, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two daughters, Debra Jackson and
Connie (Rick) Bright of Marysville; a stepson, Terry (Rhonda) Boston of
Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Virginia Shaffner of West Liberty; eight
grandchildren, Brenda (Rick) Blagg and Mandy Bright of Marysville, Betsy
(Aaron) Boerger of Oceanside, Calif., Kami Kandel of Delaware, Mike
(Angel) Shaffner of Quincy, Jamie (Jamie) Shaffner of Urbana and Sandy
(Caleb) Ziebold and Becky Boston of Bowling Green; six
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Herb
(Elizabeth) Kandel of Marysville; three sisters, Martha (Harry) Gase,
Bertha Scheiderer and Marguerite Keller of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Lillian Taylor of Englewood, Fla., and Martha (Leo)
Miers of Marion; and four brothers-in-law, Luther (Mabel) Boerger of
Tucson, Ariz., Charles (Jane) Boerger of Springfield, John (Rose) Arth
of Marysville and Lloyd Calvert of New Mexico.
Funeral services and military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay R. Decker will officiate and
private burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Arth, Charles Boerger, Karl Chapman,
John "Crawdad" Simpson and Noel Underwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


TIFFANY SUE PHILLIPS
Tiffany Sue Phillips, 14, of Marysville died March 30, 2004, of injuries
sustained in an auto accident in Union County.
She was an eight grader at Marysville Middle School and her goal and
ambition was to be a cosmetologist.
She was born March 2, 1990, in Findlay to Keith W. and Betty Maag
Phillips. She is survived by her father of Arlington; her mother, Betty
Phillips Drain of Marysville; two sisters, Kristy S. Phillips and
Brittany Phillips of Marysville; paternal grandparents, Delmar and Karen
Phillips or Arlington; and maternal grandmother, Marilyn Vermillion of
Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crates Funeral
Home, 620 N. Main St., Arlington. The Rev. Jerry Kellogg will officiate
and burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville with the Rev. James Taylor
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiffany Phillips Memorial
Fund, c/o Lura Hayes, Huntington National Bank, P.O. Box 422,
Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.coldrencrates.com.

MIRIAM A. WEITZENECKER
Miriam A. Weitzenecker, 76, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 30, 204 at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and member of FOE Lodge 3506 Auxiliary. She loved
dogs, was an avid doll collector and enjoyed working with ceramics,
making ceramic dolls.
She was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Mechanicsburg to the late Robert B. and
Minnie McIntire Rutan. She married Paul E. Weitzenecker July 31, 1948,
and he died May 7, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy M. Weitzenecker of Marysville;
two sons, Don P. (Peggy) Weitzenecker of Marysville and William O.
(Georgianna) Weitzenecker of Delaware; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert L. (Mary) Rutan Sr. of
Milford Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at a later
date at Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the BPOE 3506 Auxiliary or the
Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

KATHRYN ISABEL MARSH COLEMAN
Kathryn Isabel Marsh Coleman, 87, a longtime resident of Marysville,
died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she was a former restaurant owner and operator in Tucson,
Ariz. A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was a former
volunteer cook at Trinity Lutheran School. She was a 1934 graduate of
Magnetic Springs High School.
She was born July 21, 1916, in Radnor Township in Delaware County to the
late Herman and Hazel Hanson Marsh and was predeceased by a sister, Ruth
Rupprecht, and in 1970 by her husband, George F. Coleman.
She is survived by a son, James H. Coleman of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Roseanna Coleman of Marysville and Dorothy Ruth
Buckingham of Sunbury; a brother-in-law, Donald G. Coleman of Redmond,
Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Revs. Carl A. Roepcke and Jay R. Decker will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School lunch
program.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ARTHUR HENRY "ART" KANDEL
Arthur Henry "Art" Kandel, 78, of Marysville died Monday, March 29,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired from Denison Hydraulics in 1988 as a machine operator after
25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the
7th Division, 32nd Infantry, in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Union Post 79, Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1651, Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and Scottish Rite. He was a
life member of VFW Post 3320 and BPO Elks Lodge 1130. Known for his
generosity, humor and big heartedness, he enjoyed cards, playing golf
with the Old Timers on Wednesdays and senior bingo.
He was born March 9, 1926, in Marysville to the late George and Laura
Blumenschein Kandel and was predeceased by a son, Jeff Kandel in 1974;
an infant granddaughter, Brooke Rene Bright in 1981; a son-in-law, Edgar
Jackson in 2002; a brother, Ralph Kandel; two sisters, Ruth Kandel and
Lillian Thiergartner; and his first wife, Ferne Butler Kandel on Aug.
14, 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Boerger Kandel whom he married April
30, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two daughters, Debra Jackson and
Connie (Rick) Bright of Marysville; a stepson, Terry (Rhonda) Boston of
Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Virginia Shaffner of West Liberty; eight
grandchildren, Brenda (Rick) Blagg and Mandy Bright of Marysville, Betsy
(Aaron) Boerger of Oceanside, Calif., Kami Kandel of Delaware, Mike
(Angel) Shaffner of Quincy, Jamie (Jamie) Shaffner of Urbana and Sandy
(Caleb) Ziebold and Becky Boston of Bowling Green; six
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Herb
(Elizabeth) Kandel of Marysville; three sisters, Martha (Harry) Gase,
Bertha Scheiderer and Marguerite Keller of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Lillian Taylor of Englewood, Fla., and Martha (Leo)
Miers of Marion; and four brothers-in-law, Luther (Mabel) Boerger of
Tucson, Ariz., Charles (Jane) Boerger of Springfield, John (Rose) Arth
of Marysville and Lloyd Calvert of New Mexico.
Funeral services and military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay R. Decker will officiate and
private burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Arth, Charles Boerger, Karl Chapman,
John "Crawdad" Simpson and Noel Underwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ANNA IRENE OVERTURF
Anna Irene Overturf, 84, of Plain City died Wednesday, March 31, 2004,
at the Convalarium of Indian Run.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chuckery and the Plain
City VFW Auxiliary.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Overturf in 1995; two
daughters, Sue Starrett in 1981 and Diane Mullin in 1986; and a sister,
Alice Wibright.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Ed) Fry of Columbus and Kitty
(Pat) Whitehead of Dublin; grandchildren, David Reiselt, Kevin Reiselt,
Melanie Blumenschein, Joy Litteral, Vicki McComis, Carol O'Cock, Brad
Fry, Christi Edmonds, Jarrod Fry, Tammie Wittenuer and Tom Starrett;
numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Laule; and good friends
and neighbors, Jim and Joyce Thacker.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Plumwood
Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald D. Matzke officiating. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, OH 43045, or a charity
of the donor's choice.

JOHNNY RIHL
Johnny Rihl, 79, of Plain City died Monday, March 29, 2004, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run after an extended illness.
He was the owner of Johnny Rihl Realty for a number of years and was a
past member of the Madison County Zoning Board and Madison County Port
Authority at the Madison County Airport. He was a member of the Plain
City Presbyterian Church for more than 65 years and served as a deacon
for many years. He was a member of Urania Lodge 311 F&AM of Plain City
and the Ohio Auctioneers Association and one of the founding members of
the Plain City Little League Association.
He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Sedalia to the late John and Gretchen
Walker Rihl.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Hennigh Rihl whom he married April
3, 1948; two sons, Leonard (Donna) Rihl of Plain City and O.K (Pamela)
Rihl of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, John (Beth) Rihl, Julie
Rihl, Lindsay Rihl and Alexander Rihl.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday with Masonic services conducted at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Presbyterian Church new entry/building improvement fund, 231 E. Main
St., Plain City, OH 43064.

CLIFTON CONRAD ALFRED SCHEIDERER
Clifton Conrad Alfred Scheiderer, 74, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at
the Ohio State University Hospital after an extended illness.
He was an avid farmer and had a great love for raising horses. He
enjoyed rodeos and participated in the Heart of Ohio Saddle Club. He was
employed for 18 years by the Swift Meat Packing Company and for 10 years
by Ranco of Delaware. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Union
Township School and was a member of Berean Bible Church in Dublin. He
was an Army veteran of the Korean War and in 2000, the 50th anniversary
of the war, received the Korean War Service Medal,
He was born Sept. 17, 1929, to the late Julius G. and Rachel Rausch
Scheiderer and was predeceased by a brother, Carlton Scheiderer in 1978;
a sister-in-law, Vida Lucas Scheiderer; his stepmother, Maude
Scheiderer; a stepsister, Eloise Carlson; and a great-nephew, Kyle
Alexander.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Joy Scholer Scheiderer;
a son, Duane of Illinois; two daughters, Jeannine (Terry) Maynard of
Hamilton and Theresa (Rhett) Dodson of Coatesville, Pa.; four
stepsisters, Evelyn (Ervin) Coffman of Columbus, Gerri (Charlie) Miller
of Plain City, Ruth (Gary) Lentz of Berry Creek, Calif., and Betty Davie
of West Mansfield; three nieces; a nephew; 19 step-nieces and -nephews;
and many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Berean Bible
Church, 7541 Dublin Road, Dublin. Pastor Roger Vogel will officiate and
burial will be at the Watkins Cemetery where military services will be
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the OSU Family
Research Fund, attn.: Libby Sparks, 2nd Floor HLRI, 473 W. 12th Ave.,
Columbus, Ohio 43210.

RACHEL E. GRAUMAN GRAHAM
Rachel E. Grauman Graham, 89, of Woodstock died Saturday, March 27,
2004, at Community Hospital in Springfield.
She was valedictorian of the class of 1935 at North Lewisburg High
School and attended the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed reading, working of crossword puzzles, crocheting and gardening.

She was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Marysville to the late Evan Wayne and
Margaret V. Cook Grauman and was predeceased by an infant son, Jerry,
Lee, and two brothers, Richard and Roland Grauman.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Herman L. Graham whom she
married June 4, 1934, in Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Patricia (Kenneth)
Bird of Cardington; three sons, Lawrence M. "Mick" (Margaret) Graham of
Urbana, David A. (Jean) Graham of Sidney and Terrence K. (Tami) Graham
of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Charles Grauman of Cable and Lionel (Kathryn) Grauman of North
Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Freshwater,
McDonald and Vernon 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.

LILLIAN MAGDALENE GUENTHER
Lillian Magdalene Guenther, 91, of Raymond died peacefully Sunday, March
28, 2004, in the comfort of her own home following a two-week illness.
A loving homemaker, she found great joy in being surrounded by her
grandchildren and enjoyed the serenity of her home and farm.
She was born July 14, 1912, in Beltzhoover, Pa., near Pittsburgh, to the
late Albert and Marie Feldman Roessler and was predeceased by her six
brothers, Albert, Norman, Henry, Ralph, Milton and Robert; and two
sisters, Esther Stocker and Katherine Weslager. She married Raobert A.
Guenther Nov. 15, 1937, in Pittsburgh and he died April 22, 1983.
She is survived by her son, Ron (Marjorie) Guenther of Raymond; three
grandchildren, Kurt (Lisa) Guenther, Shane (Patty) Guenther and Tara
(Alan) Wertz; six great-grandchildren, Paige and Logan Guenther and
Aspen Fanin, Colt and Shelby Guenther and Wyatt Wertz; a sister-in-law,
Betty Jean Roessler of Bethel Park, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Joe Thompson will officiate and burial will be at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh. Friends may
call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice in care of the funeral home.


SUE ANN HOFFMAN
Sue Ann Hoffman, 68, of Morral died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital under the care of Quality of Life Hospice during an
extended illness.
She was a homemaker and managed the House of Cards. She had also worked
for Elder Beerman and Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Prospect United
Methodist Church, was active in Job's Daughters and was elected
Honorable Queen in high school. She loved her family, especially her
grandchildren, and enjoyed working in her flowers.
She was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Marion to the late Harold and B. Avis
Melvin Coffey and was predeceased by her first husband, Larry Evans.
She is survived by her husband, Max E. Hoffman whom she married in
Dayton June 26, 1964; four sons, Scott (Margo) Hoffman of Marion, Todd
(Melissa) Hoffman of Alexandria, La., the Rev. David (Melissa) Hoffman
Prospect and Douglas (Katy) Hoffman of Columbus; a daughter, Beth (Bill)
McKinnell of Peach Tree City, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Brittany, Hayley
and Carolyn McKinnell, Maria, Kelsey, Anna, Evan, Alex, Meredith, Andrea
and Alyson Hoffman; a brother, Fred (Rosalie) Coffey of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel Kiger will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith at the Prospect
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Prospect, OH 43342; or Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite
101, Columbus, OH 43229.


FARREL JEAN HUTCHINSON
Farrel Jean Hutchinson, 77, of London, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at
her home.
She was employed by Ranco Industry for many years, then worked for Eddie
Bauer for several more years. She very much enjoyed spending time with
her family and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Madison County to the late Russell and
Gladys Archer Bush and was predeceased by her husbands; a sister, Eileen
Reed; and two brothers, Carl Bush and Eugene Bush.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicky Clifton of London; two sons,
Seymour Buchanan of Mechanicsburg and Richard (Tonya) Buchanan of
London; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy
Grimes of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, Russell Bush of Mechanicsburg,
Floyd Bush of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Chester Bush of Gainesville, Fla.;
numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Barb Henry and Lucy
Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rader-Lynch
and Dodds Funeral Home in London. The Rev. Charles Wertz will officiate
and burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Kidney Association in care of the funeral home.

BARBARA H. SHAW
Barbara H. Shaw, 67, of Marysville died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her family after an
extended illness with emphysema.
A homemaker, she was an avid crossword puzzle work and enjoyed shopping
at Wal-Mart. She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren.
She was born April 29, 1936, in Columbus to the late John E. and Madge
Messer Parrott and was predeceased by two sons, Charles Harrison and
Kenneth Shaw; a granddaughter, Sonia Wall; a son-in-law, Michael Schall;
and three sisters, Ern, Sis and Vernie. She was married to Charles
Harrison of Rushville and Edward Shaw and was predeceased by Shaw.
She is survived by her children, Sara (Kurt) Wall of Raymond, Linda
(Jerry Pyett) Schall of Columbus, Wanda (Todd) Michael of Bellefontaine,
Tina (Steve) Kerns of Marysville and Lisa Shaw of West Mansfield; 11
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Liz Springer of
Whitehall, Gladys (Greg) Shirin of Westerville and Marie Deyo and Jean
(Merrill) Edwards of Columbus; four brothers, Jim (Millie) Parrott of
Raymond, Henry (Donna) Parrott of Maryland and Eck (Wanda) Parrott and
Harry Parrott of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Keith Matthews will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour
prior to the service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital in care of the
funeral home.

CELESTE B. DAWSON
Celeste B. Dawson, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired after 20 years of service as a secretary in the purchasing
department of O.M. Scott and Sons. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and was an avid flower gardener who for many
years grew flowers for the sanctuary of the church. She enjoyed reading,
crocheting, playing bridge, crossword puzzles and fishing. She founded
Grandma's Fishing Excursions, to the delight of her grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Labadieville, La., to the late Camille B.
and Alice Barlow Blanchard. She married Eugene M. Dawson Feb. 21, 1944,
in Baton Rouge, La., and he died Sept. 27, 1984.
She is survived by three children, Rita J. Rausch of Marysville, Maxwell
E. (Yolanda) Dawson of Lithia, Fla., and Tammie A. (S. Doug) Chute of
Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Angela (Sam) Peake, Aaron (Holly) Rausch, Adam
(Laura) Rausch, Julie and Laurel Dawson, Christopher (Suzanne) Chute and
Elizabeth Chute; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alexis Peake, Cody and
Kelsey Rausch, Nathaniel Chute and Meghan Chute; three sisters, Pauline
Clause of California and Estelle Hull and Alice Melanson of Louisiana; a
nephew, William (Pat) Dawson and a niece, Alice Dawson of Columbus; and
family friends, John Rausch and Pam Gould.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery near Galloway. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a Rosary will
be read at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

ROGER ALLEN HUMBLE
Roger Allen Humble, 64, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the emergency room at Celebration Health Hospital in
Celebration, Fla.
A skilled drywall contractor, he owned and operated Humble & Sons
Drywall for many years. He was a 1957 graduate of Marysville High School
and had wintered for the past 10 years near Kissimmee, Fla. He and his
wife raised poodles for several years and he compassionately cared for
all animals.
He will best be remembered for his love of automobiles, especially
Fords. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a
formidable drag racer in his younger years and in recent years while
working side by side with his sons in their drag racing endeavors. He
and his sons were recognized as the Best Dressed Pit Crew for the orange
and white shirts they wore to match their dragster's paint job. He
shared his passion for cars with his sons and brothers and together they
restored hundreds of antique and hot rod automobiles.
He found peace and confidence while working on cars and thrived on the
adrenaline and thrill that only speed could offer. He was a true friend
to his children and will be remembered as a devoted husband, dedicated
father and proud and loving grandfather.
He was born June 3, 1939, in Columbus to the late Paul Charles and
Gladys Eloise McKitrick Humble and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Humble; his mother- and father-in-law, Al and Marjorie DeVore; and a
brother-in-law, Charles "Punk" DeVore.
He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Carol Ann DeVore
Humble whom he married Sept. 6, 1957; three sons, Gregory (Beth Ann)
Humble, Mark (Linda) Humble and Chris (Patti) Humble of Marysville; a
daughter, Lori Humble of Marysville; 13 grandchildren, Lakrina (Chris)
Carnes and Sarah, Emily, Nicholas, Kalyn, Allison, Tyler, Shawn, Joshua,
Justin, Jared, Jordan and Jason Humble; a brother, Bill (Sharon) Humble
of Maldon, S.C.; a sister, Cheri (Walter) Adkins of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Jeanie Humble and Sharon DeVore of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Martha) DeVore of Hilliard; several nieces and
nephews; countless friends; and close personal friends, Gena Burke, Paul
Haueisen and Brian Steele.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Pfarr will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday.
As a reflection of Roger's love of automobiles, family and friends are
encouraged to drive their restored hot rods or automobiles to visitation
and the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association
in care of the funeral home.

AUGUSTA C. "GUSSIE" SWEET DAVISSON
Augusta C. "Gussie" Sweet Davisson, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Dover
Township, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
She was retired as a file clerk with the O.M. Scott Company after more
than 10 years of service and enjoyed reading, bird watching and
gardening.
She was born Sept. 16, 1909, in Whitney Point, N.Y., to the late Laverne
and Pearle Springer Sweet and was predeceased by a sister, Sara
Whittaker; two brothers, Howard and Herb "Curly" Sweet; and on Feb. 13,
1967, by her husband, Maynard Davisson.
She is survived by a son, Stephen (Linda) Davisson of Marysville; two
granddaughters, Stephanie (Tracy) Morgan of Prospect and Shannon
Sedgwick of Olympia, Wash.; three great-granddaughters, Alexandra,
Jessica and Lauren of Prospect; a sister-in-law, Helen Sweet of Whitney
Point, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and a special friend,
Betty Moseley of Marysville.
Private services will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MAYA CHREE OLIVIA TACKET
Maya Chree Olivia Tackett, 27 days, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.
She was born Feb. 27, 2004, in Canton and is survived by her mother,
Tiffany Tackett; a sister, MaKayla Tackett; grandparents, James and
Karen Wallace of Alliance; great-grandparents, Lois Crockett of Prospect
and Willis Crockett, Helen Tackett and C.J. and Ann Wallace of Marion;
two uncles, Randy Davenport II of Richwood and Michael LeMaster of
Alliance; two step-uncles, Chris Wallace of Reynoldsburg and James
Wallace II of Marion; a step-aunt, Michelle Morris of Albany, Ga.; five
great-aunts, Jane Burris and Liz (Jeff) Lowe of Prospect, Amy (Matt)
Wallace and Teri Wallace of Marion and Tina Lowe of Columbus; a
great-uncle, Ernie (Brenda) Wallace of Marion; Maya's and MaKayla's
special friend, Earl Biggar; and numerous cousins.
The Rev. Mike Reynolds will officiate at graveside services to be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to
9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital NICU in Canton.

CELESTE B. DAWSON
Celeste B. Dawson, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired after 20 years of service as a secretary in the purchasing
department of O.M. Scott and Sons. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and was an avid flower gardener who for many
years grew flowers for the sanctuary of the church. She enjoyed reading,
crocheting, playing bridge, crossword puzzles and fishing. She founded
Grandma's Fishing Excursions, to the delight of her grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Labadieville, La., to the late Camille B.
and Alice Barlow Blanchard. She married Eugene M. Dawson Feb. 21, 1944,
in Baton Rouge, La., and he died Sept. 27, 1984.
She is survived by three children, Rita J. Rausch of Marysville, Maxwell
E. (Yolanda) Dawson of Lithia, Fla., and Tammie A. (S. Doug) Chute of
Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Angela (Sam) Peake, Aaron (Holly) Rausch, Adam
(Laura) Rausch, Julie and Laurel Dawson, Christopher (Suzanne) Chute and
Elizabeth Chute; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alexis Peake, Cody and
Kelsey Rausch, Nathaniel Chute and Meghan Chute; three sisters, Pauline
Clause of California and Estelle Hull and Alice Melanson of Louisiana; a
nephew, William (Pat) Dawson and a niece, Alice Dawson of Columbus; and
family friends, John Rausch and Pam Gould.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery near Galloway. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a Rosary will
be read at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

ROGER ALLEN HUMBLE
Roger Allen Humble, 64, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the emergency room at Celebration Health Hospital in
Celebration, Fla.
A skilled drywall contractor, he owned and operated Humble & Sons
Drywall for many years. He was a 1957 graduate of Marysville High School
and had wintered for the past 10 years near Kissimmee, Fla. He and his
wife raised poodles for several years and he compassionately cared for
all animals.
He will best be remembered for his love of automobiles, especially
Fords. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a
formidable drag racer in his younger years and in recent years while
working side by side with his sons in their drag racing endeavors. He
and his sons were recognized as the Best Dressed Pit Crew for the orange
and white shirts they wore to match their dragster's paint job. He
shared his passion for cars with his sons and brothers and together they
restored hundreds of antique and hot rod automobiles.
He found peace and confidence while working on cars and thrived on the
adrenaline and thrill that only speed could offer. He was a true friend
to his children and will be remembered as a devoted husband, dedicated
father and proud and loving grandfather.
He was born June 3, 1939, in Columbus to the late Paul Charles and
Gladys Eloise McKitrick Humble and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Humble; his mother- and father-in-law, Al and Marjorie DeVore; and a
brother-in-law, Charles "Punk" DeVore.
He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Carol Ann DeVore
Humble whom he married Sept. 6, 1957; three sons, Gregory (Beth Ann)
Humble, Mark (Linda) Humble and Chris (Patti) Humble of Marysville; a
daughter, Lori Humble of Marysville; 13 grandchildren, Lakrina (Chris)
Carnes and Sarah, Emily, Nicholas, Kalyn, Allison, Tyler, Shawn, Joshua,
Justin, Jared, Jordan and Jason Humble; a brother, Bill (Sharon) Humble
of Maldon, S.C.; a sister, Cheri (Walter) Adkins of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Jeanie Humble and Sharon DeVore of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Martha) DeVore of Hilliard; several nieces and
nephews; countless friends; and close personal friends, Gena Burke, Paul
Haueisen and Brian Steele.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Pfarr will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday.
As a reflection of Roger's love of automobiles, family and friends are
encouraged to drive their restored hot rods or automobiles to visitation
and the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association
in care of the funeral home.

BILLY D. NEAL
Billy D. Neal, 69, of Kenton died Friday, March 26, 2004, at his home.
He was retired as a supervisor in the service department at Tecumseh
Products in Marion after 31 years of service and was plant manager at
Shape Form in Plain City for nine years. He was a 1952 graduate of Mount
Victory High School and was a member of St. Johns United Church of
Christ, Kenton Elks Lodge 157, Kenton Moose Lodge 428, Eagles lodges in
Indian Lake and Wapakoneta and Amvets Post 20.
He was born May 2, 1934, in Hardin County to the late Randall Lee and
Audrey J. Hammitt Neal. He married Norma J. Rogers Nov. 7, 1952, and she
died April 30, 1999.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill (Jack) Silverthorn of West Mansfield;
two sons, Jack (Debbie) Neal of Lima and Randy (Robin) Neal of West
Mansfield; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Sally Sue
(Paul) Coen of Charleston, S.C.; his best friend, Pat Scott of Kenton;
and a cousin, Dee Schertzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home in Kenton. The Rev. Scott Johnson
will officiate and burial will be at Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Moose
Lodge 428 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice.

VIRGINIA F. PHELPS
Virginia F. Phelps, 82, of Milford Center died Wednesday, March 24,
2004, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was retired after 28 years as a bus driver for the Fairbanks school
district. She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church
and was an avid card player. She enjoyed cooking for her family and
watching her grandchildren in their many sports endeavors.
She was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Charles and Lorna
Carter Adams and was predeceased by a brother, Roy Adams; two sisters,
Lucille Hammand and RoseMary Brill; and two nieces, Eula Hammand Ortman
and Marilyn Adams Burns. She married Damon David "Dick" Phelps on Oct.
4, 1941, and he died Nov. 23, 1960.
She is survived by her children, Damon Dale (Kay) Phelps of Barrington,
Ill., and Larry Lyn (Jenny) Phelps, Charles Alan (Darlene) Phelps and
Marsha Ann McCreary of Milford Center; nine loving grandchildren,
Richard (Kristy) Phelps of Princeton, Ky., Lori Lyn Phelps of Columbus,
Douglas Alan (Trisha) Phelps of Phoenix, Ariz., Michelle Rhea McCreary
of Cleveland, Brian David (Summer) Phelps, Damon David, Justin Alan and
Greg Phelps of Milford Center and Marc Arron McCreary of Delaware; five
great-grandchildren, Kate and Margaret Chase Phelps of Princeton, Ky.,
Jaden Phelps of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jenna and Brice Phelps of Milford
Center; a brother, John Charles (Elinor) Adams of Woodstock; two
sisters-in-law, Alice Adams of Milford Center and Arlene Phelps of North
Lewisburg; 43 nieces and nephews who will greatly miss Aunt Gin; and
special school bus driver friends, Ruth Thalgott of Reynoldsburg, Dottie
Murish of Galloway, Nancy Bird of Delaware, Corrine Mullins of Grove
City, Pat Agristi of Columbus and Marjorie Lietnaker of Baltimore.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Buster Hammons will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Phelps Fairbanks Special Needs
Fund in care of the funeral home.

MARY L. RISTER
Mary L. Rister, 61, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, in the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County following an extended
illness.
A loving wife and mother, she will be remembered in the area for her
longtime affiliation as a cook and associate with Hermie's Restaurant
and Herschel's Restaurant. She was devoted to her family and found
enjoyment in watching movies and playing Yahtzee and in recent years
became an avid NASCAR fan, following Sterling Marlin and Brian Vickers.
She was born June 5, 1942, in Peoria to Jacob and Frances Underhill
Sarver and was predeceased by her father; a daughter, Kathy Rister; an
infant son, Carl Eugene Rister; a sister, Donna Belle Hamilton; a
brother, Donald L. Sarver; two infant siblings; and two brothers-in-law,
Richard Shreve and John Owen. She married John C. Rister on Oct. 6,
1956, and he died June 13, 2002.
She is survived by her mother, Frances Sarver of Peoria; two daughters,
Patricia (Jim) Warren of Bellefontaine and Karen (Larry) Payne of
Plymouth, Ind.; a son, John Rister Jr. of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Sara and Wayne Vigar, Jessica Payne and Lindsey
Loudermilk; a great-grandson, Taylor Foreman; three sisters, Winnifred
Shreve of Bellefontaine and Elaine Thompson and Lorna Owen of
Marysville; two brothers, Bill (Donna) Sarver of Broadway and Jacob
"Jakie" (Sue) Sarver of Richwood; a brother-in-law, Billy Hamilton of
Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

GERALD L. DYSERT
Gerald L. Dysert, 87, of rural Richwood died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and a 1937 graduate of Byhalia High School. He
was a member of the former Grace Chapel United Methodist Church and
attended Community United Methodist Church in York Center. He enjoyed
gardening, talking on CB radio and wintering in Florida.
He was born March 23 1917, in Union County to the late John Williard and
Delphia Fields Dysert and was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Dysert;
and a sister, Gertrude Gamble. He married Betty Shirk in 1940 and she
died in 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma D. Marsh Dysert whom he married Sept.
8, 1950, in LaRue; a son, Larry (Janet) Dysert of Richwood; three
grandchildren, Roger Dysert, Jeffrey Dysert and April Keiffer; and five
great-grandchildren, Alicia Dysert, Kayla Dysert, Colton Dysert, Evan
Keiffer and Jenna Keiffer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Roger Gordon will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

 

GERALD L. DYSERT
Gerald L. Dysert, 87, of rural Richwood died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and a 1937 graduate of Byhalia High School. He
was a member of the former Grace Chapel United Methodist Church and
attended Community United Methodist Church in York Center. He enjoyed
gardening, talking on CB radio and wintering in Florida.
He was born March 23 1917, in Union County to the late John Williard and
Delphia Fields Dysert and was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Dysert;
and a sister, Gertrude Gamble. He married Betty Shirk in 1940 and she
died in 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma D. Marsh Dysert whom he married Sept.
8, 1950, in LaRue; a son, Larry (Janet) Dysert of Richwood; three
grandchildren, Roger Dysert, Jeffrey Dysert and April Keiffer; and five
great-grandchildren, Alicia Dysert, Kayla Dysert, Colton Dysert, Evan
Keiffer and Jenna Keiffer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Roger Gordon will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

SANDRA LEE "SANDY" JOHNSON
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Johnson, 62, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side
following an extended illness.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, she opened her home to
the community as a child care provider for more than 20 years and
formerly served as secretary for the Horton Landmark. She moved from
Ohio to California at the age of 13 and returned after graduating from
Colton High School in 1960. She enjoyed a collection of unique salt and
pepper shakers and especially enjoyed camping. Affectionately known as
MaMa, she was happiest when surrounded by her family, especially her
grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Springfield to John R. and Thelma L.
Stott Bryant and was predeceased by her father; her father-in-law,
Harold Johnson; and an infant grandson, Aaron Alexander.
She is survived by her mother of San Bernardino, Calif.; her husband of
nearly 33 years, Ronald L. "Ron" Johnson whom she married April 23,
1971, in Rialto, Calif.; four children, Rob Dodds and Ron Dodds of
Bellefontaine, Robin (Jerry) Regula of West Mansfield and Terri (Travis)
Lance of Mount Victory; six grandchildren, Dusty Little, Reggie and
LeAnn Regula, Kyle Van Buskirk and Alexis and Nickolas Lance; a brother,
Gary (Bev) Bryant of Genoa City, Wis.; three sisters, Cheryl Lynn of
Kalispell, Mont., Dru Lane of Belle Center and Denise (Matt) Petersen of
San Bernardino; her mother-in-law, Betty Johnson of Raymond; two
brothers-in-law, Dick (Patty) Johnson and Bruce (Karen) Johnson of
Raymond; a sister-in-law, Deb (Dave) Nicol of Marysville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. J.
Mac Geissinger will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CAROLYN M. NICOL
Carolyn M. Nicol, 75, of Jupiter, Fla., died Saturday, March 20, 2004,
at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
She moved to Jupiter from Marysville in 1984 and was a receptionist with
the physicians' office of Thomas R. Rowe, M.D., and Robin A. Sykes,
M.D., retiring in March 1998. She was a former member of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville and was an active member of the
First Methodist Church of Jupiter/Tequesta. She was affectionately known
as Mom and Nana and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She will be most remembered for the unconditional support and love she
gave her children and grandchildren. She reveled in their individual
accomplishments and was extraordinarily proud of their achievements.
She was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Columbus to the late Murl Stanley and
Kathryn Weisheimer Lake and was predeceased by her husband, Gerald E.
Nicol in 1979.
She is survived by her children, Kathy K. (David) Hale of Jupiter, Ray
A. (Jennifer) Kennedy of Winter Park, Fla., Nancy K. (Raymond F.
Faloona) Nicol of Jupiter, and David L. (Gale) Nicol of Marysville;
grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Courtney, Max, Mitch, Alexandria, Tessa,
Noah, Jensey and Tucker; a brother, John M. Lake of Santa Fe, N.Mex.;
and her precious long-haired dachshund, Muffy.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First
Methodist Church of Jupiter/Tequesta, 815 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter.
The Rev. Patricia M. Daniels will officiate and burial will be at
Riverside Memorial Park Mausoleum in Tequesta. Friends may call from 6
to 8 p.m. Friday at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St.,
Jupiter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association.

RONALD D. TANNER
Ronald D. Tanner, 67, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at
his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
He retired after 22 years as a maintenance engineer from the Ohio State
University where he worked primarily at Ohio Stadium. An avid OSU and
WWF wrestling fan, he enjoyed music and took pride in his yard work,
flowers and landscaping.
He was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Columbus to the late John Gordon and
Alberta A. Tanner and was predeceased by a sister, Lynda Cherri.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris May Clark Tanner; four
children, Larry Tanner of Cape Canaveral, Fla., John Tanner of Columbus,
Nancy (Todd) Rebbin of North Lewisburg and Debbie (Shawn) Chapman of
Alexandria; five grandchildren, Michael Howard, Mallory Tanner, Daniel
Chapman, Jodi Huff and Canden Chapman; two brothers, Denny (Carol)
Tanner of Columbus and Thomas (Rebecca) Tanner of Marengo; and two
sisters, Carol Jean (Dave) Phelps of Logan and Barbara Lilly of
Columbus.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the
Underwood Funeral Home and pastor Kevin Hall will officiate at graveside
services to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in London.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ETHEL JANET FICKLE
Ethel Janet Fickle, 79, of Delaware, formerly of Union County, died
Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Delaware Court Nursing Home.
A homemaker, she attended the Columbus School for the Deaf. She enjoyed
knitting, gardening and children.
She was born Sept. 14, 1924, to the late John and Ethel Spurgeon Fickle
and was predeceased by a sister, Doris Claar; and three brothers,
Howard, John and Walter Fickle.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fickle and Idella
Fickle of Marysville and Mary Ellen Harrison of Delaware; a former
brother-in-law, G.W. Claar; caregivers, Ken and Diana Bird and Lori and
Joe Fehan of Delaware and Tom Stinemetz of Marysville; and many nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Millcreek
Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.

HAROLD KEITH EDWARDS
Harold Keith Edwards, 67, of Mechanicsburg died Saturday, March 20,
2004, in Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born July 4, 1936, in Mechanicsburg, the son of Clayton O. &
Easie Ferryman Edwards. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3
brothers, William "Buss", Floyd & Eldon Edwards, and a sister, Ruth
Wilson.
A 1954 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School, he served his country in
the United States Air Force and retired from Westreco/Nestle R&D. He was
a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and The Palestine
Lodge # 158 F. & A. M. Marysville.  He loved to read and spend time with
his family.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Barbara A. Waldrop of
Mechanicsburg; a son, Michael K. Edwards of Mechanicsburg; a daughter,
Donna R. (Todd A.) Mullins of Springfield; a grandson, Matthew A.
Mullins; four sisters, Evelyn (Lowell) Harner of Bellefontaine, Janice
Rae (James) Weese of Unionville Center, Wanda (Walter) McFann of Urbana
and Connie (Ronald) Anderson of Springfield; a brother, Vernon (Nancy)
Edwards of Oscoda, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Edwards of Cable and
Phyllis Edwards of Mechanicsburg; a brother-in-law, James Wilson of
Richwood; several nieces & nephews.
The family invites friends to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home of
Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Andrew Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in
Maple Grove Cemetery of Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mechanicsburg Public Library, 60
S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.

LINDA GEHO
Linda Geho, 48, of Cable died Friday, March 19, 2004, in Community
Hospital of Springfield.
She was born Sept. 2, 1955, in Urbana, the daughter of John and Jayne
Eubanks Dingey. She is preceded in death by her father; husband, Jack C.
Geho; a sister, Theresa Kiser; and a brother, Mike Dingey.
She received her LPN in 1987 and was employed at Heartland of Urbana.
She also was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association.
Survivors include her mother, Jane Dingey of North Lewisburg; a
daughter, Rachel Geho of Urbana; two sons, Phillip and Mark Geho of
Cable; a sister, Sandy (Dan) Boggs of West Liberty; a brother, Steve
Dingey of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
The family invites friends to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with
the Rev. Frank Summerfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple
Grove Cemetery of North Lewisburg.

ZETA LORETTA HICKOK
Zeta Loretta Hickok, 92, of Marion, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at
Marion General Hospital.
A homemaker and mother, she was of the Methodist faith.
She was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Midland, Mich., the daughter of John and
Rosa Knight Sherwood. On Aug. 1, 1931, she was married in Midland,
Mich., to William L. Hickok, who preceded her in death in 2001. She was
also predeceased by her parents, a son, Jim; a brother; five sisters; a
daughter-in-law, Peggy; a granddaughter, Lisa; a great-grandchild; and a
great-great-grandchild.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest Hickok of Marion and William Hickok
of Ashland; a daughter, Mae (James) Schilling of Marion; a
daughter-in-law, Phyllis Hickok; 15 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. in the Ballinger Funeral
Home of Richwood with the Rev. John Wildman officiating. Burial was in
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of North Central
Ohio, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43214. Cards are available at
the funeral home.

MARY HELEN SKIDMORE
Mary Helen Skidmore, 98, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield died
Saturday, March 20, 2004, surrounded by her daughters at the Kenton
Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Kenton.
She was a prominent citizen of West Mansfield, dedicated to public
service. She was retired from the West Mansfield Post Office and had
served as a clerk for the Buckeye Local School Board and the Bokescreek
Township Emergency Squad. She also took pride in working from her home
to assist clients with income tax filing and as a younger lady, worked
with several area banks. She was a member of the West Mansfield Church
of Christ and its Ladies Aid and a former member of the Kings Daughters.
In 2002, she and Mildred Ballinger were named co-citizens of the year in
West Mansfield. She found great pleasure in raising hybrid T-rose bushes
and especially enjoyed her family.
She was born March 7, 1906, in West Mansfield to the late Pearl and
Estella Stockton McDonald. She was preceded in death by an infant
daughter; a sister, Zula Atkinson; and two brothers, Harold and Herschel
McDonald. She married Herbert "Pete" Skidmore on April 5, 1931 and he
preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1965.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Ann (Don) Grimes of Kenton and
Nancy (Ron) Carpenter of West Mansfield; four grandchildren, Dawn (Ron)
Barker of Kenton, Michael (Jennifer) Grimes of Mount Victory, Lori
(Chris) Roberts of Huntsville and Aaron (Kristy) Carpenter of West
Mansfield; four great-grandchildren, Michaela and Megan Grimes, Caitlin
Barker and Tyler Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield Church
of Christ. Pastor Willis Moe will officiate and burial will take place
next to her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery of West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home of West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Church of
Christ Ladies Aid in care of the funeral home.

NEVA LEE CHALFIN
Neva Lee Chalfin, 88, of Marysville died Thursday morning, March 18,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother.
A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was a member of the
Senior Mothers Study Group and Trinity Ladies Aid. She and her husband,
Jack, enjoyed traveling and camping in their Air Stream travel trailer.
A very social and fun loving persons, she enjoyed performing her Minnie
Pearl impression for her camping friends.
She was born March 16, 1916, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late Chester
A. and Minnie Jane Brumfield Arthur. She was married Nov. 15, 1934, in
Catlettsburg to Jack W. Chalfin and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23,
2001.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Jane (Dale) Dasher of Marysville
and Sue (Sandy) Beech of Columbus; three grandchildren, Michael Dasher
and friend Mary Coberly, Molly (Brady) Gillispie and Amy (Gary)
Williams; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Forest
Cemetery in Circleville with the Rev. Jay R. Decker officiating. Calling
hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice or the
activities fund at The Gables in care of the funeral home.


JOHN E. KANDEL
John E. Kandel, 85, of Lancaster died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at
Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care.
An accountant, he retired in 1985 after serving 45 years with the
Mid-States Wool Growers Co-Op Association. He was a member of David
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Olivedale Senior Citizens, a 4-H advisor
and cub scout leader.
He graduated from Marysville High School in 1936 and Bliss College. He
was a World War II veteran serving in the army.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry E. (Sharon)
Kandel of Pleasantville and Tom E. (Linda) Kandel of Port Tobacco, Md.;
grandchildren, Cori Kandel, Kyle Kandel and Hayden (Jennifer) Kandel;
and great-grandchildren, Masyn and Kade Kandel.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, in 1994; his
second wife, Wreatha Kocher Kandel in 2002; a sister, Ella Coy; and
grandson, Eric Kandel.
Friends may call at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo
St., Canal Winchester, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at David Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 300 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, 43110. Pastor Roger
Lawrence will officiate and burial will be at the Wesley Chapel
Cemetery, Rockmill Road, Lancaster.
Memorials may be made to the church building fund in his memory.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

DEBBIE ANN ALLOWAY LONEY
Debbie Ann Alloway Loney, 33, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 17,
2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.

She was a business manager for the Arbors of Marysville, Oakwood
Management Company and a former beautician for the Hair Happening.
A loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she was a committed
employee.
She was born March 22, 1970, in Marysville to Raymond and Frances Pack
Alloway.
Survivors include her parents of Peoria; husband, James W. Loney; a
daughter, Brandy N. Hildreth and a son, Brandon M. Hildreth, both of the
home; stepchildren, Johnna and Jennifer Maynard, Rebecca Cregmiles and
Michael Loney; five grandchildren, all of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Kim
Soller of Marysville; three brothers, Brian (Trisha) Alloway of Mount
Victory, Robert (Jackie) Alloway of Oxford, Ala. and Jeff Alloway of
Portsmouth; six nephews; two nieces; numerous cousins; and her dog,
Buckeye.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
with the Rev. Doward Runyan officiating. Burial will follow in the
Raymond Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society - Central
Ohio Chapter in care of the funeral home.

GENE L. VOLLRATH
Gene L. Vollrath, 80, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday,
March 17, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville of congestive heart failure.
He was the second-generation owner of H.I. Huffman & Company, the local
Buick-Pontiac dealership, established in 1919. Following in the
footsteps of his father, August Vollrath, he devoted more than 50 years
to the family business. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and became involved in many
church activities. He served on the church council and was former Sunday
School superintendent.
As a proud patriot and a Bronze Star medal recipient, he was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the European Theatre with the 399th
Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. He was a member of American
Legion Union Post 79 and assisted his grandson in procuring military
memorabilia for the renovation of Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium.
He was a longtime member and past president of Marysville Kiwanis Club
and a life member of Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. Supportive of the
community in which he lived, he donated land on Milford Avenue, now
known as Vollrath Park.
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and recently served on
the board of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. He attended
Wittenberg University, where he participated in speech and debate. He
was a 1948 graduate of General Motors Institute.
He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Marysville to the late August and Theresa
Blumenschein Vollrath. He was preceded in death on Jan. 31, 1992, by his
wife, Georgeann Fox Vollrath, whom he married on Aug. 29, 1948, at
Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three sons, William G. (Renee) Vollrath of Downers
Grove, Ill., John L. Vollrath of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and
David A. (Jane) Vollrath of Marysville; four grandchildren, Kristen,
Adam, Matthew and Benjamin Vollrath; and a brother and sister-in-law,
John (Gwen) Fox of Warren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home,
where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Revs.
Scot H. Ocke and Jay R. Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgeann Vollrath Memorial
Fund for the benefit of Christian school scholarships in care of the
Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville, Ohio, 43040 or to
Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 E. Sixth St., Marysville, Ohio, 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GLEN F. FITZENRIDER
Glen F. Fitzenrider, 91, of Bryan died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the
Community Hospitals Williams County in Bryan.
Until his retirement, he owned and operated Fitzenrider Brothers
Construction with his brother, Clarence. He was a veteran of the United
States Army, serving in Panama during World War II as a staff sergeant.
An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Williams County Conservation
League, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and the Black Swamp Audubon
Society. He engineered and planted more than 5,000 trees in Bryan and
the Williams County area, including 69 trees at the Fountain Grove
Cemetery in Bryan that he planted with his brother.
Born on Aug. 6, 1912, in Bryan to Henry and Ella Schlack Fitzenrider, he
married Irma Guy on June 26, 1948, in Marysville and she survives, along
with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home and
Crematory in Bryan with the Rev. Dwight Bowers officiating. Burial will
follow at the Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.
The family will receive friends Saturday two hours prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Bryan Area Foundation 4-H Activities Fund
or the Williams County Sportsman's Educational Fund.

GENE L. VOLLRATH
Gene L. Vollrath, 80, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday,
March 17, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville of congestive heart failure.
He was the second-generation owner of H.I. Huffman & Company, the local
Buick-Pontiac dealership, established in 1919. Following in the
footsteps of his father, August Vollrath, he devoted more than 50 years
to the family business. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and became involved in many
church activities. He served on the church council and was former Sunday
School superintendent.
As a proud patriot and a Bronze Star medal recipient, he was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the European Theatre with the 399th
Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. He was a member of American
Legion Union Post 79 and assisted his grandson in procuring military
memorabilia for the renovation of Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium.
He was a longtime member and past president of Marysville Kiwanis Club
and a life member of Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. Supportive of the
community in which he lived, he donated land on Milford Avenue, now
known as Vollrath Park.
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and recently served on
the board of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. He attended
Wittenberg University, where he participated in speech and debate. He
was a 1948 graduate of General Motors Institute.
He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Marysville to the late August and Theresa
Blumenschein Vollrath. He was preceded in death on Jan. 31, 1992, by his
wife, Georgeann Fox Vollrath, whom he married on Aug. 29, 1948, at
Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three sons, William G. (Renee) Vollrath of Downers
Grove, Ill., John L. Vollrath of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and
David A. (Jane) Vollrath of Marysville; four grandchildren, Kristen,
Adam, Matthew and Benjamin Vollrath; and a brother and sister-in-law,
John (Gwen) Fox of Warren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home,
where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Revs.
Scot H. Ocke and Jay R. Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgeann Vollrath Memorial
Fund for the benefit of Christian school scholarships in care of the
Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville, Ohio, 43040 or to
Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 E. Sixth St., Marysville, Ohio, 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHANCY L. CHRISTY
Chancy L. Christy, 91, of Richwood died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville following a brief illness.
He retired from Urbana Mills after 25 years as a salesman and before
that, had worked with Christy Brothers Produce in Woodsfield for 14
years. Following retirement, he was manager of the Richwood Community
Apartments for 10 years. He was a dedicated member of the Richwood First
United Methodist Church where he served on various boards and committees
and as custodian for many years. He served on the board of Memorial
Hospital of Union County for 18 years and received his 2,000-hour
volunteer pin through the hospital. Many of those hours were spent
volunteering at the Richwood Civic Center of which he was a member. He
enjoyed coon and deer hunting.
He was born Dec. 27, 1912, in Graysville to the late Robert McClennan
"Mac" and Isadore Arbell Byers Christy and was predeceased by four
brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Elifrede Harman Christy whom he married
Sept. 2, 1939, in Woodsfield; two sons, the Rev. James R. (Sandra)
Christy of Piqua and Terry K. (Joyce) Christy of Covington; four
grandchildren, Laina Makar, Jason "Andy" Christy, Jill R. Arent and
Keith M. Christy; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Richwood First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.

INEZ CHRYSTAL LOWERY
Inez Chrystal Lowery, 89, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of the
Unionville Center and Raymond areas, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at
the Wyndridge Nursing Home in Crossville following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was employed as an inspector for more that 22
years with Ranco in Delaware. She was a member of the Seventh Day
Adventist Church in Delaware and enjoyed traveling, baking and spending
time with her family.
She was born Jan. 29, 1915 in Corning to the late Calvin Augustus and
Viola Edith Hogue Embrey and was predeceased by a grandson, Donald Joe
Griffith Jr.; a sister, Ethel Embrey; and five brothers, Wilbert,
Russell, Ernest, Rolland and Isham Embrey. She was married to Ray King
Lowery on July 9, 1938, in St. Marys, W.Va., by the Rev. Carl B. Johnson
and he died May 11, 1973.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Donald Joe) Griffith of
Crossville; two grandsons, Kenneth Ray Griffith and Ronald Eugene
Griffith; seven great-grandchildren, Craig Allen Griffith, Sherry Ann
Griffith, Melissa Lynn (Michael) Griffith Thomas, Whitney Leigh
Griffith, Joseph Keith Griffith, Jordan R. Griffith and Cody A.
Griffith; four great-great-grandchildren, Weston Joseph Leiter Griffith,
Michael Raymond Thomas Jr., Emilee Nicole Thomas and Wyatt Jacob
Griffith; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be at
Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Fire
Department in care of the funeral home.

MARTHA ROSE "PEEPAW" LIBBERT
Martha Rose "PeePaw" Libbert, 84, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A beloved homemaker and former foster mother, she was retired as a nurse
aide at Grant Hospital and was a member of Fellowship Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Libbert.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn "Sue" Fraley and Barbara
(Bruce) Reierson of Delaware, Sally (Donald) Gartner of Westerville,
Nancy (Ron) Shortridge of Marysville and Deborah (Max) Neer of DeGraff;
grandchildren, Shantell Newcomb, Sandy Fraley, Jennifer Austin, Bill
Fraley, Bethany Thompson, Michael Popick, Benjamin Neer, Daniel Neer,
Joshua Neer and John Reierson; step-grandchildren, Karen Compton, Tracey
Shortridge, Bethany Gartner and Laura Reierson; 11 loving
great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Helen) Doherty, Frank (Frances)
Doherty and George Doherty; sisters, Dorothy Lyons, Viola (Joe) Maurath,
Helen Hursey and Mary Ann Park; and foster children, John Bretschneider
of Olympia, Wash., and Pam Bretschneider of Hampton, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fellowship
Lutheran Church, 7350 Sawmill Road, Columbus. The Rev. Michael Sayre
will officiate and entombment will be at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens
in Lithopolis. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 613,
Marysville.

WILBUR B. "BILL" MOORE
Wilbur B. "Bill" Moore, 89, of Stanton, Ky., formerly of East Liberty,
died Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Clark Regional Medical Center in
Winchester, Ky.
He owned and operated the IGA grocery store for 25 years and prior to
that, was employed as a salesman with Bobb Chevrolet in Bellefontaine.
He was a former member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church and
was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church in Stanton. He was a 50-year
Mason and was recognized as a Kentucky Colonel. He had held a pilot's
license and found much excitement in flying and traveling. He was an
avid poker player and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting and his
greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
He was born April 7, 1914, in Indiana to the late H.J. and Mary Bigger
Moore and was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Moore and Dorothy
Bierly; and two brothers, Herb and Harold Moore. He married Winifred E.
Evans in 1935 and she died March 4, 1978.
He is survived by his second wife, Maurine Baker Davis Moore; a son,
James (Roberta) Moore of East Liberty; two daughters, Constance (Robert)
Huffman of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Nancy Kay (George) Barr of East
Liberty; a stepson, Tom (Ruth Ann) Davis and stepdaughter, Dixie (Mike)
Lockard of Stanton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandson; four step-grandchildren; and four
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or
the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

BARBARA L. FREDERICK YOUMANS MOTT
Barbara L. Frederick Youmans Mott, 77, of Alexandria, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness with pulmonary
complications.
A homemaker, loving mother, devoted grandmother and wonderful cook, she
was a former reservations associate of Trans World Airlines. She was a
1944 graduate and class officer of Marysville High School and a 1948
graduate of Denison University where she received her bachelor of
science degree in pre-medicine. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
sorority and a former volunteer in the radiology department at Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a member of Union Post 79 American
Legion Auxiliary and Hanna Emerson Dustin Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Marysville First
United Methodist Church and the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus.
She was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Worthington to the late Harold E. and
Lola "Johnnie" Bailey Frederick.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Mott whom she married April
3, 1982, a daughter, Susan Y. (Randy) Keller of Seville; a son, Steven
F. (Susan) Youmans of Westerville; her children's father, David H.
Youmans of Grandview; a granddaughter, Rachael Elizabeth Youmans; twin
grandsons, Jonathan Bailey and Zachary David Youmans; three
stepchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville, or the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, 741 Wetmore
Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NANCY AVENIUS RANSOME
Nancy Avenius Ransome, 48, of Delaware died unexpectedly Saturday, March
13, 2004, at her home.
She was a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and enjoyed
making baskets, doing beadwork and taking care of her precious bulldogs.

She was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Queens, N.Y., to David J. and Paula
Reeley Avenius and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of Delaware and her husband, Charles
Ransome whom she married Oct. 1, 2003, at their home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Bryan Lauzau and Frank Robinson will
officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood.

BRENDA JOYCE CORBIN RUCKER
Brenda Joyce Corbin Rucker, 59, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the manager of The Locker Room in Marysville for many years. She
was a vocalist with Cam Rucker and The Midnight Express, performing
dance and dinner music, including jazz, blues and country, with her late
husband and friends Steve Kreis, Fred Ahlborn and Joe Elk. A homemaker,
loving mother, astounding grandmother and great cook, she loved family
gatherings, especially at Christmastime, and was known for her cole slaw
and potato salad. She was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School
and a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed frequent jaunts to Atlantic City in the fellowship of her
longtime friends, Walt and Rosemary Smith and Shannon Rivard. She had an
eye for detail and a heart for giving to those she dearly loved.
She was born March 28, 1944, in Urbana and was predeceased by her
husband, Cambron F. "Cam" Rucker on June 12, 2002; a brother-in-law,
Chuck Sullivan; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; a sister, Peggy
Corbin; an infant sister; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Marvin) Cooperider of
Marysville; children, Sonja Boerger of Marysville and Tami (David)
Speicher of Marysville and Jerry (Jenny) Allen of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren, Sgt. Aaron M. (Betsy) Boerger of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
Rob Boerger and Caleb and Lydia Speicher of Marysville and Nash and Cole
Allen of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Sharon Sullivan of Magnetic
Springs and Barbara Wilson and Janet (Rick) DeShazer of Glendale, Ariz.;
three brothers, Dale (Mary Ann) Corbin and Robert (Carolyn) Corbin of
Marysville and Wayne (Liz) Corbin of West Mansfield; a sister-in-law,
Cathy Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.; a cousin, Urma Mains of Portsmouth; and
many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, Union County
Unit, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JAMES EDWARD CURRAN
James Edward Curran, 49, of Marysville, formerly of Bourbon County, Ky.,
died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hinton Turner Funeral Home, 526
Pleasant St., Paris, Ky.

KAREN MAE COX
Karen Mae Cox, 43, of Chillicothe died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at her
home after a five-year battle with cancer.
After graduating from Marysville High School, she moved to Chillicothe
and worked at Heartland Nursing Home, Don's IGA Grocery and Trim-Systems
in Chillicothe. She was actively involved in 4-H with her children and
enjoyed her church activities. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist
Church in Chillicothe and had been attending the Hallsville Methodist
Church.
She was born Dec. 27, 1960, to Willis Lee and Clara Belle Price
Rosebrook and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of East Liberty; husband, Dwight Steven
Cox whom she married Jan. 23, 1982; a daughter, Heather; a son, Darren;
four sisters, Mary Rosebrook of Raymond, Ruth (Joe) Giles of Broadway
and Barbara Ropp and Kathy Harvey of Bellefontaine; five brothers, John
(Jan) Rosebrook of Marysville, James Rosebrook and Joe (Annie) Rosebrook
of Bellefontaine, Jeff (Pam) Rosebrook of East Liberty and Kenneth
(Renee) Rosebrook of West Mansfield; her very loving mother-in-law,
Rosemary Cox; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hallsville
United Methodist Church and burial will be at the Charleston Pike Church
of the Brethren. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adena Hospice Care Center, 111
W. Water St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.
The Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.


JUANITA MAY MILLER
Juanita May Miller, 81, of Marysville died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville with her family by her side after an extended
illness.
A cosmetologist for many years in California, Juanita was affiliated
with the Peoria United Methodist Church and was a former member of VFW
Ladies Auxiliary 7200 in West Farmington. In her younger years, she
enjoyed singing, dancing and yodeling and especially enjoyed fishing,
camping and making Native American jewelry.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Summersville to the late Harry Lewis and
Opal May Underhill Johnson and was predeceased by a granddaughter,
Connie Jan Buck Hubbard; two great-grandsons, Scott Ricky Waddell and
Jared Nathaniel Moore; three brothers, Ross, Lewis and Richard Johnson;
four sisters, Florence Marie Moler, Mary Ritter, Margaret Raymond and
Harriet Culver; and two husbands, James Dolan and Kenneth Miller.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Sue (Dennis) Haycook of
Cardington, Marjorie Lou (Dennis) Joy of McArthur and Martha Jane (Jim)
Hopkins of Lake Wales, Fla.; a son, James Edwin (Evelyn) Dolan Jr. of
Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven
step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; a brother,
Harry "Junior" (Phyllis) Johnson of Marysville; three sisters, Francis
Sarver of Peoria, Evelyn Sarver of Broadway and Martha Wynn of New York;
a brother-in-law, Clifford "Zellon" Ritter of Tucson, Ariz.; a
sister-in-law, Helen Johnson of Sycamore; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland of Marysville
activity fund.

BARBARA L. FREDERICK YOUMANS MOTT
Barbara L. Frederick Youmans Mott, 77, of Alexandria, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness with pulmonary
complications.
A homemaker, loving mother, devoted grandmother and wonderful cook, she
was a former reservations associate of Trans World Airlines. She was a
1944 graduate and class officer of Marysville High School and a 1948
graduate of Denison University where she received her bachelor of
science degree in pre-medicine. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
sorority and a former volunteer in the radiology department at Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a member of Union Post 79 American
Legion Auxiliary and Hanna Emerson Dustin Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Marysville First
United Methodist Church and the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus.
She was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Worthington to the late Harold E. and
Lola "Johnnie" Bailey Frederick.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Mott whom she married April
3, 1982, a daughter, Susan Y. (Randy) Keller of Seville; a son, Steven
F. (Susan) Youmans of Westerville; her children's father, David H.
Youmans of Grandview; a granddaughter, Rachael Elizabeth Youmans; twin
grandsons, Jonathan Bailey and Zachary David Youmans; three
stepchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville, or the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, 741 Wetmore
Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BRENDA JOYCE CORBIN RUCKER
Brenda Joyce Corbin Rucker, 59, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the manager of The Locker Room in Marysville for many years. She
was a vocalist with Cam Rucker and The Midnight Express, performing
dance and dinner music, including jazz, blues and country, with her late
husband and friends Steve Kreis, Fred Ahlborn and Joe Elk. A homemaker,
loving mother, astounding grandmother and great cook, she loved family
gatherings, especially at Christmastime, and was known for her cole slaw
and potato salad. She was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School
and a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed frequent jaunts to Atlantic City in the fellowship of her
longtime friends, Walt and Rosemary Smith and Shannon Rivard. She had an
eye for detail and a heart for giving to those she dearly loved.
She was born March 28, 1944, in Urbana and was predeceased by her
husband, Cambron F. "Cam" Rucker on June 12, 2002; a brother-in-law,
Chuck Sullivan; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; a sister, Peggy
Corbin; an infant sister; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Marvin) Cooperider of
Marysville; children, Sonja Boerger of Marysville and Tami (David)
Speicher of Marysville and Jerry (Jenny) Allen of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren, Sgt. Aaron M. (Betsy) Boerger of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
Rob Boerger and Caleb and Lydia Speicher of Marysville and Nash and Cole
Allen of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Sharon Sullivan of Magnetic
Springs and Barbara Wilson and Janet (Rick) DeShazer of Glendale, Ariz.;
three brothers, Dale (Mary Ann) Corbin and Robert (Carolyn) Corbin of
Marysville and Wayne (Liz) Corbin of West Mansfield; a sister-in-law,
Cathy Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.; a cousin, Urma Mains of Portsmouth; and
many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, Union County
Unit, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CARL M. "WOODY" GRUENBAUM
Carl M. "Woody" Gruenbaum, 84, of Plain City died Friday, March 12,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and
was baptized and confirmed there. He attended grade school at St. John's
and was a graduate of Chuckery-Darby High school, class of 1938. At
Darby, he lettered in basketball and baseball.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific
theatre during World War II, where he was stationed in New Guinea.
After the war, he bought a farm on Fladt Road in Union County and farmed
for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He served as a trustee of St. John's
Lutheran Church for a number of years in the 1960s. He was interested in
politics and was a staunch Democrat. He served two terms on the
Fairbanks Local School board in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1970s he
worked for the Union County Highway Department from which he retired in
1980. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1981 but returned to Ohio in
1987, living in Plain City until the present.
He was born July 30, 1919, to the late William G. and Anna B. (Jordan)
Gruenbaum of Fladt Road. He was also predeceased by three brothers,
William, John L. and Donald.
He married Mary Ann Douglas on April 12, 1947 and they had four
children. He is survived by his wife and children, William T. (Sue
Boettger) Gruenbaum of Rochester, N.Y., John T. (Carolyn) Gruenbaum of
Westerville, Sue Ann (Gene) Dougherty of Plain City, and James M.
(Cindy) Gruenbaum of San Diego, Ca. A brother, Paul (Farrell) Gruenbaum
of Vandalia, Il. also survives.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Lee Ann Fraley; Beth (Jason)
Deere; Carla (Bart) Wilson; Jonathan Dougherty; Scott Gruenbaum; Jayna
Gruenbaum; Melanie Gruenbaum and Henry Gruenbaum. Great grandchildren
Tyler and Aaron Fraley and Kaitlyn and Lauren Deere also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Marysville.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at St.
John's School.
Contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St.,
Marysville.
The family is being served by the Ferguson Funeral Home.

GOLDIE HICKOK PERKINS
Goldie Hickok Perkins, 97, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, March
10, 2004, at Sunbridge Care Center in Marion.
She was valedictorian of the Pharisburg High School class of 1923 and
graduated from Richwood High School in 1924. She attended normal school
at Richwood and Ohio University and taught in one-room school houses in
Richwood and Broadway before her marriage. She was a dedicated member of
the Richwood First Baptist Church.
She was born March 30, 1906, in Union County to the late William M. and
Della Mariah Shreyer Hickok and was predeceased by 12 brothers and
sisters, Glenna Nichols, Lewis Hickok, George Hickok, Sarah Warner, Ora
Patch Kelsey, Dennis Hickok, Cleveland Hickok, Mary Coder, Bertha Davis
Frank Hickok, Delno Hickok and Estelle Lewis Fillinger. She married
Charles H. Perkins July 21, 1928, in the parsonage of the First Baptist
Church in Richwood and they were married for 70 years when he died Aug.
4, 1998.
She is survived by her children, C. Marvin (Georgene) Perkins of
Rockville, Md., D. Duane Perkins and L. Gale (Marilyn) Perkins of
Richwood and H. Ann Perkins of Hagerstown, Md.; grandchildren, Brian
Perkins, Cathy Perkins, Teresa Markham, David Perkins, Christine
Perkins, Mary Jones, Alan Perkins, Gary Perkins, Kevin Perkins, Wendy
Winters, Philip Wolfle and Ernest Wolfle III; and 21
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church in Richwood. The Rev. Alan Perkins, grandson of the deceased,
will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 101 E. Ottawa St.,
Richwood.

RICHARD E. "DICK" EASTMAN
Richard E. "Dick" Eastman, 66, of Raymond died Saturday, March 6, 2004,
in the comfort of his own home with his family at his side following a
courageous and inspirational four-year fight with cancer.
A lifetime farmer, he worked for 23 years as a plumber with Orahood
Plumbing and previously had worked seven years at Denison Abex. He was a
faithful and active member of the Millcreek Church of Christ, a longtime
member of the Northwestern Lions Club, a life member of the Marysville
FFA Alumni and a proud member of the Union County Fair Board and Union
County Draft Horse Association. He was the first recipient of
Northwestern's Lion of the Year Award and was recognized twice by the
state FFA as an Outstanding Alumni.
He had volunteered as a firefighter for Liberty Township since 1964 and
for the past three years was happy to lead his team of Eastman Belgians
for local parades and outings. He enjoyed pheasant hunting in South
Dakota, snowmobiling, fishing and square dancing. He was a friendly and
personable man who never met a stranger and his wonderful sense of
humor, generous spirit and solid character touched the lives of many. He
truly made a difference. His greatest accomplishment was the love and
devotion he shared for his wife, children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
He was born March 24, 1937, in West Mansfield to David Delbert and
Frankie Roselinda Miller Eastman and was predeceased by his mother on
Dec. 5, 2002.
He is survived by his father who lives on the family farm near Byhalia;
his wife of more than 48 years, Betty Longbrake Eastman to whom he was
married Sept. 17, 1955, at her home by the Rev. Carl Longbrake; a
daughter, Marilyn (Dwight) Brill of Richwood; two sons, David Eastman of
Raymond and Richard Wayne (Suzanne) Eastman of Marysville; nine
grandchildren, Rob Brill, Anita (Kris) Price, Becky Brill, Cathy (Chad)
Holloway, Jason and Meredith Eastman and Bailey, Kayla and Sarah
Eastman; two great-grandchildren, Kody and Kallie Price; two brothers,
Henry (Ellen) Eastman and Jim (Judy) Eastman of West Mansfield; five
sisters, Linda Martin of Findlay, Sharon (Ron) Kissling and Jane (Jack)
Eastman of Byhalia, Marsha (Sam) Hartley of Richwood and Valerie
(Russell) Schone of Dundee, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Coranita)
Longbrake of Rushsylvania and Bill (Rae) Longbrake of Chudiak, Alaska;
two sisters-in-law, Bea (Bernhard) Riedmiller of Milford Center and Mary
(Tim) Lyden of Bellefontaine; many nieces and nephews; and countless
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Millcreek
Church of Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at
Millcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be two of the deceased's closest friends, Tim Orahood
and Jerry Rea, and his grandsons, Rob Brill, Jason Eastman, Kris Price
and Chad Holloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DYLAN COLE CONLEY
Dylan Cole Conley, age 3 days, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Cincinnati
Children's Hospital.
He was born March 2, 2004, in Cincinnati and was predeceased by his
paternal great-grandfather, Ora Lee Conley and an uncle, Lucas Conley.
He is survived by his parents, Darran and Sara Conley of Franklin;
maternal grandmother, Bonnie Duff of Middletown; maternal grandfather,
Mike Rupp of Urbana; paternal grandparents, Ernie and Shirley Sparks of
Marysville; maternal great-grandparents, Neva McKinney of Middletown and
Chuck and Gretchen Zander of Monroe; paternal great-grandparents, Sam
and Rachel Guisinger of Marysville; four uncles, Brandon (Lindsey) Rupp
of Trenton, Ohio, Ryan Rupp and Dustin Rupp of Urbana and James
(Stephanie) Conley of Marysville; two aunts, Chelsey Rupp of Urbana and
Melissa (Todd) Guy of Marysville; and four cousins, Jared Guy, Kyle
Conley, Tyler Guy and Alyssa Rupp.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Baker-Stevens
Funeral Home, 1500 Manchester Ave., Middletown, and graveside services
will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford
Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

HELEN F. SMITH
Helen F. Smith, 82, of Marysville died Monday, March 1, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures with her family by her side following an
extended illness.
A loving mother and devoted wife, she worked for more than 18 years as a
die cast machine operator at Ray Lewis & Son. She also had worked at
Cookie's Restaurant, Butler's and the Elm Dairy. She was a lifetime
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Lutheran Women. She,
along with her husband, was an original volunteer for Memorial Hospital
of Union County's Mobile Meals program, amassing more than 6,000
volunteer hours, and she was a proud member of the Blue Star Mothers.
She enjoyed crocheting and working crossword puzzles and especially
enjoyed her family.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Marysville to the late Albert and Lydia
Weaver Poling and was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Judy Smith;
three sisters, Bertha Rausch, Ruth Rausch and Martha Hill; and three
brothers, John, Luther and Willard Poling. She married James R. "Jim"
Smith June 21, 1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church and he died Jan. 13,
1993.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruthann "Cookie" (Merrill) Reed of
Marysville; two sons, Ronald Smith of Columbus and Tim (Anne) Smith of
Lexington Park, Md.; eight grandchildren, Kendra Vanscoy, Kelly Reed,
Marybeth (Stephen) Miller, Amy Lakin, Shelley (Joseph) Mascaro,
Christopher (Amy) Myers, Amy (Jim) Gehrig and Gary (Darla) Smith; 10
great-grandchildren, Jacob Vanscoy, Ti Calkins-Reed, Juels Calkins-Reed,
Devyn Reed, Matthew Ryan White, Kayleigh Miller, Victoria Lakin, Jackson
Gehrig, Megan Smith and Sydney Smith; three sisters-in-law, Helen
Poling, Beulah Poling and Eileen Smith of Marysville; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Reed, Gary Smith, Jim Gehrig, Stephen Miller,
John Mill and Jerry Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobile
Meals or the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.

April-June

ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY" KUBA
Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Kuba, 23, of Radnor died unexpectedly Thursday,
April 29, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She graduated in 1999 from Buckeye Valley High School and recently
graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in
psychology. She was employed at Honda of America in Marysville and had
just started a new job working with mentally handicapped adults. She
also worked as a Longaberger consultant. She enjoyed the outdoors and
loved horses, cats and many other animals.
She was a lifetime member of the Radnor Baptist Church and enjoyed
playing on the church softball team, skiing and swimming, especially
participating in the Swim for Diabetes every year. She also participated
in the 2001 Columbus Marathon. She was an active member of 4-H and FFA
during high school. She recently became engaged and a September 2005
wedding was planned. She was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others.
She donated blood at the Red Cross regularly and was an organ donor.
She was born Nov. 13, 1980, in Delaware to Don and Cindy Baxter Kuba and
was predeceased by her grandmothers, Irma Baxter and Clarabelle Kuba.
She is survived by her parents of Radnor; two sisters, Kelly Kuba (Kurt
Sellers) of Radnor and Holly (Matt) Whitaker of Delaware; a niece, Logan
Kuba; grandparents, Jimmie and Christine Baxter of Radnor and Lewis Kuba
of Richwood; her fiance, Mark Moseley of Ostrander; several aunts,
uncles and cousins; many friends and family members; and her special
cat, Mittens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Radnor Baptist
Church. The Rev. Tony Klinedinst will officiate and burial will be at
the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 4050 Radnor Road,
Radnor OH 43066.

 

MARVIN MULLIGAN
Marvin Mulligan, 60, of Richwood died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at
Kobacker House after an extended illness.
He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings, Charles, John and
Ruth.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Mulligan of Richwood and Jerry
(Mary) Mulligan of Kenton; two sisters, Catherine (Joe) Johnson of
Bonita Springs, Fla., and Margaret (Ken) Renshler of Delaware; and a
sister-in-law, Mary Mulligan of West Mansfield.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
The family is being served by Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society/Rodman
Funeral Service

LAWRENCE J. "LARRY" BURKETT
Lawrence J. "Larry" Burkett, 65, of Powell died Wednesday, April. 28,
2004, at Riverside Hospital.
He was an Ohio licensed social worker affiliated with South East Inc.
and was the founder of the former volunteer program at the Carpenter
House. He was a board member of Partners in Active Living and a member
of Ohio Advocates for Mental Health, receiving the Advocacy of the Year
Award in 2000. He graduated from the Ohio Sate University and received a
master's degree in rural sociology from Cornell University.
He was a member of Community Lodge 684 F&AM, Community Chapter 227 RAM,
Valley of Columbus ? 32nd degree Mason, Aladdin Shrine and Ascension
Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Thelma Burkett; a
sister, Charla; and a brother, Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepchildren, David (Margaret)
Rohal, Dennis (Lisa) Rohal, Michaelann (Joseph) Jannsen and Stephanie
Leisten; grandchildren, Christine, Jack, Allison, Jaclyn, Cassandra and
David; and a brother, Gale (Carol) Burkett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Lutheran
Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. The Rev. Ron Huff will officiate and
a reception will follow. Interment and graveside services will be held
at 3 p.m. Monday at New Teegarden Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington
Chapel, 6699 N. High St., where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Ohio Advocates for
Mental Health.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

PAULINE R.E. ELLINGER
Pauline R.E. Ellinger, 69, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she worked as a housekeeper and home sitter for many years.
A close companion of local business owner Miriam Hildreth, she helped at
Hildreth's Jewelry Store and at Hildreth's Granary on Sandusky Road. She
was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where
she was baptized and confirmed. She attended St. John's school and was a
graduate of Marysville High School. An alumnus of 4-H and a junior
livestock exhibitor, she received top honors with her grand champion
goat. She enjoyed animals, especially cats and dogs, and tended to her
potted flowers, crafts and needlework.
She was born Aug. 23, 1934, at her family home at the edge of Marysville
on Route 38 to the late Edwin Henry and Cornelia Blumenschein Ellinger.
She is survived by her special friend of 18 years, Orville L. Weaver of
Marysville; her brother, Hugo (Susan) Ellinger; a nephew, Scott Ellinger
of Marysville; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to
the services.
Pallbearers will be George Ellinger, Stephen Racer, Lloyd Nicol, Dale
Scheiderer, Dana Scheiderer and William Tarleton.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

LAWRENCE J. "LARRY" BURKETT
Lawrence J. "Larry" Burkett, 65, of Powell died Wednesday, April. 28,
2004, at Riverside Hospital.
He was an Ohio licensed social worker affiliated with South East Inc.
and was the founder of the former volunteer program at the Carpenter
House. He was a board member of Partners in Active Living and a member
of Ohio Advocates for Mental Health, receiving the Advocacy of the Year
Award in 2000. He graduated from the Ohio Sate University and received a
master's degree in rural sociology from Cornell University.
He was a member of Community Lodge 684 F&AM, Community Chapter 227 RAM,
Valley of Columbus ? 32nd degree Mason, Aladdin Shrine and Ascension
Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Thelma Burkett; a
sister, Charla; and a brother, Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepchildren, David (Margaret)
Rohal, Dennis (Lisa) Rohal, Michaelann (Joseph) Jannsen and Stephanie
Leisten; grandchildren, Christine, Jack, Allison, Jaclyn, Cassandra and
David; and a brother, Gale (Carol) Burkett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Lutheran
Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. The Rev. Ron Huff will officiate and
a reception will follow. Interment and graveside services will be held
at 3 p.m. Monday at New Teegarden Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington
Chapel, 6699 N. High St., where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Ohio Advocates for
Mental Health.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

PAULINE R.E. ELLINGER
Pauline R.E. Ellinger, 69, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she worked as a housekeeper and home sitter for many years.
A close companion of local business owner Miriam Hildreth, she helped at
Hildreth's Jewelry Store and at Hildreth's Granary on Sandusky Road. She
was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where
she was baptized and confirmed. She attended St. John's school and was a
graduate of Marysville High School. An alumnus of 4-H and a junior
livestock exhibitor, she received top honors with her grand champion
goat. She enjoyed animals, especially cats and dogs, and tended to her
potted flowers, crafts and needlework.
She was born Aug. 23, 1934, at her family home at the edge of Marysville
on Route 38 to the late Edwin Henry and Cornelia Blumenschein Ellinger.
She is survived by her special friend of 18 years, Orville L. Weaver of
Marysville; her brother, Hugo (Susan) Ellinger; a nephew, Scott Ellinger
of Marysville; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to
the services.
Pallbearers will be George Ellinger, Stephen Racer, Lloyd Nicol, Dale
Scheiderer, Dana Scheiderer and William Tarleton.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JUNE OLIVA POLAND
June Oliva Poland, 87, of West Liberty died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a
member of the Zanesfield Community Church and the Senior Citizens and
she enjoyed walking, flowers, cooking and being with her family.
She was born June 1, 1916, in Marion to the late Charles and Leona M.
Barr Stroud and was predeceased by a son, Gary Poland; two brothers; and
two sisters. She married Richard Poland Nov. 17, 1934, in Indiana and he
died in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Clarence) Rees of Zanesfield,
Kathleen (Charles) Contizano of Marysville and Geraldine Sharp of
Spotsylvania, Va.; seven grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Glenn Blinn of Tennessee.
The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate at graveside services to be held at
2 p.m. Saturday at the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine is in charge of
arrangements.

MARY CATHERINE BRUMBAUGH
Mary Catherine Brumbaugh, 84, of Covington, Ohio, died Wednesday, April
28, 2004, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
She was a 1937 graduate of the Newton Schools in Pleasant Hill and
retired in 1981 from Hobart Brothers in Troy. She was a member of St.
Johns Lutheran Church and participated in the ladies aid group, helping
and volunteering for the different ministries of the church. After her
retirement, she and her husband enjoyed their woodworking business and
traveled to area festivals to display their crafts. She enjoyed tole
painting and quilting.
She was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Covington to the late Leander Edward and
Mary Wagner Roeth and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Robert Penny.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Leroy Brumbaugh whom she
married Aug. 10, 1940, at St. Johns Lutheran Church; a daughter, Judy
Kay (Herbert) Van Tilburg of Sidney; a son, Gene (Brenda) Brumbaugh of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Van Tilburg, James Van Tilburg
and Jeremy Van Tilburg; two step-grandchildren, Timothy Butt and Brad
Butt; three step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Butt, Matthew Butt and
Isabel Butt; a sister, Glenna Penny of Bradford; and a sister-in-law,
Ruth (James) Roeth of Bradford.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pearson-Jackson
Funeral Home in Covington. The Rev. Stephen Nierman will officiate and
burial will be at Miami Memorial Park in Covington. Friends may call two
hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.
Condolences may be sent to www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.

BETTY L. STIDAM
Betty L. Stidam, 67, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital after a long
battle with cancer.
She retired as a housekeeping supervisor for Ohio Wesleyan University
and was a member of the Redmen Club, FOE Aerie 376, VFW Post 3297 and
Amvets Post 104. As a child, she sang gospel music and later developed a
love for country music. She enjoyed bird watching and collecting owls.
She was born in Cherokee, Ky., Sept. 25, 1936, to the late Herman and
Wilma Wellman Ward and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Ward; and in
1986 by her husband, Richard "Jack" Stidam Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Rick (Cindy) Stidam of Delaware and Tony
(Janice) Stidam of Ostrander; two daughters, Tammy (Tony) McWherter and
Beth Ann Stidam of Delaware; grandsons, Storm, Joshua, Ricky (Angie),
Benjamin, Brody, Tyrease, Richie, William and Joshua; granddaughters,
Ashley, Chantay and Easha; great-granddaughter, Breanna; five brothers,
Jim Ward of Port Clinton, Donald Ward of Texas, Ronald (Debra) Ward of
Delaware, Freddy Ward of Georgia and Jackie Ward of Pennsylvania; five
sisters, Della (Roy) Hedrick of Georgia, Anna (Ross) Whitney of
Marysville, Lily (Dale) Heironimus of Springfield, Linda Ward of
Cincinnati and Velma (Scott) Cyrus of Pickerington.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware and burial will be at Maple
Dell Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

MARGARET "MAGGIE" MARVIN
Margaret "Maggie" Marvin, 86, of Richwood died Tuesday, April 27, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Richwood
Civic Center. She had worked at Ranco in Plain City and Bulldog in
Marysville. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of
her life.
She was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Glouster to the late Ernest and Mary S.
Ranier Sedgwick and was predeceased by a daughter, Patsy Hoffman; a
granddaughter, Marilyn K. Tillman; a great-grandson, Joel Graham; two
brothers, Marvin and Kenny; and two sisters, Louise Sedgwick and Bessie
Marvin; and in 1971 by her husband, Jay Marvin of Urbana.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil; a daughter, Yvonne (Sam) Chapman
of Richwood; a son, Jay (Molly) Marvin of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren,
13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arthur Clifford (Mary) Sedgwick.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central United
Methodist Church. Paul Wood will officiate and private burial of the
cremains will be Monday at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR W. HARPER
Arthur W. Harper, 79, formerly of the Upper Sandusky-Marseilles area,
died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the home of his niece, Carolyn Dague, in
Marysville.
He worked at the LaRue Tile Company for 11 years and helped others with
their farming. He loved his dogs and animals in general.
He was born June 5, 1924, in Delaware County to the late James A. and
Viola Wygle Harper. He married Nellie Faye Wood May 23, 1946, in
Harpster and she died May 30, 1994.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the York Street
Cemetery in Marseilles Township with the Rev. Louis Shuster officiating.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lucas Funeral Home in Upper
Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital's Mobile Meals
c/o Lucas Funeral Home, P.O. Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.


JOHN D. PIERSOL
John D. Piersol, 52, of Columbus, formerly of the Watkins area, died
unexpectedly Friday at his home.
He was an electrician with Midstate Generator in Hilliard.
He was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Columbus to the late Donn E. and Lois Jean
Wolpert Piersol.
He is survived by his children, David Allen Piersol of Marysville, Gery
Kay Piersol and Christopher Glenn (Suzie G.) Piersol of Columbus and
Terri Lynn (Michael) Cline of Richwood; four grandchildren, Cody David
Piersol, Tressie May Hicks, Hailie Lynn Cline, Anthony Rejan Piersol;
his former wife, Cheryl Lynn Clegg Piersol; three sisters, Diana L.
(Dennis G.) Smart and Pamela S. (Timothy) Long of Marysville and Carol
A. (Troy) Johnson of Linton, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Alfred Young will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

JOHN JEREW
John E. Jerew, 80, of Union City, Ohio, formerly of Richwood, died
Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was employed at Sheller Globe ? Hardy Division for 35 years as a
welder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of
the American Legion in Fairborn, Masonic Blue Lodge and Eastern Star of
Ansonia and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton.
He was born May 17, 1923, in Albany, N.Y., to the late George and Dana
Marie Strawser Jerew.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Jean Beam Jerew; four
daughters, Janice and Jean Jerew of Marysville, Phyllis (Dan) Mosier of
Columbus and Pam (Kevin) Hampshire of Union City, Ohio; and five
grandchildren.
Burial was at the Union City Cemetery in Union City, Ind.


DOROTHY M. SHIVELY
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Shively, 59, of Milford Center died Sunday, April
25, 2004, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was an employee of Memorial Hospital of Union County and a former
longtime employee of the Fairbanks school district. She enjoyed making
crafts, baking and playing with her grandsons.
She was born March 19, 1945, in Lilly Chapel to the late Harry H.H. and
Frances Casto Hegenderfer and was predeceased by her stepfather, Robert
Duhl.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Shively whom she married June
5, 1964, at St. John's Lutheran Church; a daughter, Tabitha K. (Allen)
Couch of Marysville; two grandsons, Nick and Cody Couch; a sister, Deb
Hegenderfer of Plain City; two brothers, Rick Hegenderfer of Plain City
and Terry (Deb) Hegenderfer of Marysville; many precious nieces and
nephews, including nephews Bob (Jeanie) Shively of Bellefontaine and
Donnie (Kathy) Shively of Buckeye Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Millard Wampler will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.

DONALD GENE KINNEAR JR.
Donald Gene Kinnear Jr., 31, of Mount Victory, died Wednesday, April 21,
2004, at his home.
A 1991 graduate of Ridgemont High School, he was an installer for
Quality Mechanical Services of Bellefontaine. He was an avid golfer and
enjoyed the Cleveland Browns and the outdoors. He cared very much for
his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He was born Nov. 15, 1972, in Jacksonville, N.C., to Donald G. and
Janice Baum Kinnear Sr. and was predeceased by his grandparents, Mary
and Paul "Brownie" Kinnear and Richard and Jessie Baum.
He is survived by his father of Kenton; his mother of Mount Victory; his
wife, Amy Lee Braskett Kinnear whom he married May 12, 2001, in Mount
Victory; three children, T.J. Braskett, Jamie Braskett and Cody Baker of
Mount Victory; a brother, Kevin Kinnear and a sister, Kelly Kinnear of
Galloway; his mother-in-law, Tina Akers of London; and numbers aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory and burial will be at Grove Cemetery in Kenton.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

THOMAS EUGENE "TOM" TROUT
Thomas Eugene "Tom" Trout, 68, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday,
April 18, 2004, at his home.
He worked in many capacities during a 45-year career with The Scotts
Company and retired as manager of plant maintenance. He was a member of
Scotts Twenty Year Club and will be remembered as a meticulous and
well-organized man. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and golf and
especially appreciated his time with his family.
He was born Feb. 28, 1936, on the family farm near Marysville to the
late Clarence and Maxine Blue Trout and was predeceased by a sister,
Sally Tarleton.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Doug) Barker of Piqua; three
grandchildren, Shannon (Brian) Helman, Abbey Barker and Douglas Barker;
four great-grandchildren, Shelden Barker and Abby, Tori and Hayden
Helman; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Zuspan of Richwood; three brothers, John
(Nancy) Trout of Marysville, Richard Trout of West Jefferson and Jimmy
Trout; many nieces and nephews; a lifelong friend, Noel "Brownie" Brown
of Marysville; and a former wife, Faye Swiger of Piqua.
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 Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.

ILA GERTRUDE ROBINSON
Ila Gertrude Robinson, 97, of Radnor died unexpectedly Monday, April 19,
2004, at her home.
She worked at Marion Steam Shovel for one and one-half years, Betty Zane
Popcorn Canner for five yeas and Universal Cooler for two and one-half
years. She also did housework and cared for the elderly. She was a
member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall West Congregation in
Delaware.
She was born Jan. 7, 1907, in Union County to the late George and Carrie
Thornburg Dunnan and was predeceased by three brothers; two sisters; her
first husband, Walter Wood; and her second husband, Paul McPeek. She
married Clyde "Robbie" Robinson Nov. 26, 1953, and he died Aug. 29,
1973.
She is survived by a son, George L. (Starling) Wood Sr. of Radnor; six
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and
a sister, Martha Sweeney of Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. Brother Brendan Rocks will officiate and
burial will be at the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses in care of the
funeral home.

FREDRICK EUGENE "FRED" BREHM
Fredrick Eugene "Fred" Brehm, 74, of Raymond died unexpectedly Saturday,
April 17, 2004, in the peace and comfort of his own garden.
He retired in 1986 after 21 years with Westinghouse in Bellefontaine and
formerly was employed for 10 years at Nestle's. After retiring, he
worked for Scioto Valley Janitorial Services for three years. He was a
1948 graduate of Northwestern High School in Raymond. He was baptized in
the Church of Christ and had attended Bethel United Methodist Church
near West Mansfield.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially to Nova Scotia, and found
extreme joy in working in his vegetable garden. He especially delighted
in sharing his vegetables with neighbors and taking the vegetables to
the Marysville Farmer's Market where he enjoyed visiting with all the
buyers.
He was born Feb. 16, 1930, on Ash Street in Marysville to the late
Fredrick Ernest and Iona Dale Collinson Brehm.
He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Dorothy LeVon Newland
Brehm whom he married Sept. 14, 1949, in Alger; a son, Gerold Brehm of
Hilliard; a daughter, Marsha Kae (Terry) Tucker of Pharisburg; three
grandchildren, Shawn (Velma) Brehm, Richard (Angella) Bywater and
Michele Bywater; a brother, Robert (Lola) Brehm of Raymond; a cousin who
was raised as a brother, Jack (Patty) Dean of Prospect; a sister-in-law,
Karen (Eldon) Staley of Ada; two brothers-in-law, Ora (Phyllis) Newland
of Mount Victory and Leonard (Paula) Newland of Lima; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Revs. David Clark and John Cramer will
officiate and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.

DAVID A. SPURGEON
David A. Spurgeon, 67, of Dover Township, Marysville, died unexpectedly
Friday, April 16, 2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
He retired as maintenance supervisor at the Scott Company after 40 years
and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Japan following the
Korean War. An avid golfer, he was a member of Hidden Valley Golf Course
in Delaware. He was devoted to his family and was an enthusiastic,
dedicated grandfather. He enjoyed woodworking and was meticulous in
cabinetry and furniture making.
He was born Aug. 19, 1936, to the late Lawrence E. and Alzina Swearingen
Spurgeon and was predeceased by a brother, James Ivan Lawrence Spurgeon;
two nephews, Kelly and Larry Spurgeon; a sister-in-law, Denise Litt; and
a best friend, Roy Mullins.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Lee Jervis Spurgeon whom
he married June 7, 1957, in Richmond, Ind.; five children, Steven
(Jennifer) Spurgeon, Sheryl (Jody) Davia and Jackie (Alan) Hinderer of
Marysville, Gary (Julie) Spurgeon of West Mansfield and Gregory Spurgeon
of Delaware; 16 grandchildren, Michael, Kimberly and Nena Spurgeon,
Samantha and Jordan Simmons, David (Brandy) Spurgeon, Daniel Spurgeon
and his fiancee, Mindy Bays, Sarah Marie Spurgeon, Nicolas Hoodlet,
Colton Heck, Chad, Garrette and Gage Davia and Brittany, Sutton and
Mackenzie Hinderer; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kaylee Spurgeon;
a brother, Jessie Lee Spurgeon of Pasco, Wash.; six sisters-in-law, Iris
Pettit, Sandy (Fran) Andrews, Terry (Paul) Perdue, Rita (Charles) Flory,
Donna (Bill) Shaffer and Debbie Curry; five brothers-in-law, Jerry
Jervis, Jeff (Linda) Jervis, Lee Jervis Jr., Tony Jervis and Randy
(Brenda) Jervis; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and close
friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. Interment services will be held at a later
date.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT E. BUMGARNER
Robert E. Bumgarner, 75, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 14, 2004,
at his home with the support of Loving Care Hospice.
He retired in 1981 after 33 years as a purchasing agent with O.M. Scott
and Sons and he was a car salesman and finance/insurance consultant for
Bob Chapman Ford for seven years. He was a valued member of Beth Messiah
Congregation, a community of Jewish and Gentile believers on Hamilton
Road in Gahanna where he served on the prayer team. He was a passionate
supporter of the Crippled Children and Burn hospitals. An avid golfer
and motorcycle enthusiast, he biked extensively throughout the United
States.
A talented musician and singer, he played the keyboard and various reed
and string instruments. He enjoyed hunting and camping and was a very
capable mechanic who enjoyed remodeling projects. He was a member of the
Central Ohio Emmaus Community and was active in his Emmaus share group.
He was a graduate of Watkins High School.
He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in northern Union County to the late Ernest
B. and Delsie Mather Bumgarner and was predeceased by three brothers,
Raymond, Glenn and Fred Bumgarner; two sisters-in-law, Lucille and
Freida Bumgarner; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; and a
daughter-in-law, Linda Bumgarner.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley a Ross Rucker Bumgarner
whom he married March 23, 1968, at Maize Manor United Methodist Church;
his children, Kathy (Paul) Parmenter, James Bumgarner, Mark (Roxanne)
Bumgarner and Tami (David) Speicher of Marysville and Steven Bumgarner
of Delaware; grandchildren, Renee Poling, Tony Bumgarner, Colin
(McKenzie) Bumgarner, Katie Bumgarner, Joel (Kristen) Bumgarner, Megan
(Jeff) Tornburg, Brittany Bumgarner and Caleb and Lydia Speicher;
great-grandchildren, Kyle and Zoe; a brother, Ernest (Rieta) Bumgarner
of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Louise Bumgarner of Marion and
Barbara (Gary) Bahan of Mount Victory; two brothers-in-law, Terry
(Linda) Jones of North Lewisburg and Rickey (Betty) Jones of Peoria; his
mother-in-law, Carrie Morris of Peoria; and many other relatives and
friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where services will follow at 7 p.m. Rabbi Howard Silverman
will officiate and graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville, or Beth Messiah Congregation, 5327
N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna OH 43230.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


FLORENCE ELOISE BYERS
Florence Eloise Byers, 78, of Ostrander died Thursday, April 15, 2004,
in Delaware.
An educator most of her life, she taught 26 years in the Buckeye Valley
and Fairbanks school districts. She graduated in 1943 from Radnor High
School and in 1966 graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with honors.
She possessed a lifelong interest in science, recycling and ecology and
served as a Buckey Valley and Fairbanks Middle School science fair judge
for many years. She was a 4-H advisor, Sunday School teacher and
basketball coach at Fairbanks Middle School. She was a board member on
the Council of Older Adults and a member of the Ostrander Senior
Citizens.
She was a devoted member of the Warrensburg United Methodist Church and
a faithful volunteer at the Parker Medical Library at Grady Memorial
Hospital, Global Village and the Delaware County Farm Bureau. She
delivered community meals to shut-ins for several years. Known as the
"Egg Lady," she home delivered farm-raised eggs to Delaware residents
for more than two decades. She was recognized as a Friend of Farm Bureau
and Delaware County Agriculture by the Delaware County Farm Bureau and
was honored along with her family as a Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
Farm Family of the Year recipient in the 1980s.
A "lefty," she played bare-handed as a pitcher and first baseman in a
church softball league and shucked corn in the Ohio Hand Corn Husking
Contest. She loved Eastern square dancing with Marysville and Delaware
clubs. She was an avid and supportive fan of her grandchildren's sports
activities, including softball, baseball, tennis, soccer and basketball.

She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Delaware to the late Ethel Georgia Van
Voohris and Russell Henry Bill and was predeceased by two sisters,
Marilyn McCumber and Ora Ellen Coffee Davenport; a brother, Wilbert
Stanley Bill; six brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law. She married
Lyle W. Byers May 27, 1944, and he died April 24, 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis W. "Bill" (Karlyn) Byers and Michael
J. (Willie) Byers of Ostrander; a daughter, Marla J. Gordon of
Ostrander; seven grandchildren, Lowell W. "Billy" (Karri K. "Cooky")
Byers of Delaware, Khadine K. Byers of Dublin, Sara White of
Worthington, Mandy Gordon of Clintonville, Michelle Byers of Obetz and
Luke Gordon and Curtis Byers of Ostrander; a great-granddaughter, Konnor
Byers; four sisters-in-law, Arlene Snyder and Helen Dillon of Delaware,
Pauline Byers of Ostrander and Todd Byers of Greenville; 12 first
cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and
great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Warrensburg
United Methodist Church, Route 257 and Warrensburg Road. The Rev. Wayne
Engle will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the
church.

SONDRA LEE ATHERTON CONNOLLY
Sondra Lee Atherton Connolly, 65, of Marysville died Thursday, April 15,
2004, at the Monterey Care Center in Grove City.
She was a homemaker and longtime caregiver. She was an avid singer and
enjoyed traveling and the outdoors.
She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Marion to the late Delmer P. and Mildred
I. Gettys Benedict and was predeceased by a son, Melvin L. Atherton;
three sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Melinda (George) Heil of Grove City
and Michelle Palmer of Marysville; five grandchildren, Mark and Daniel
Atherton, Harley and Justus Heil and Derrick (DJ) Palmer, a sister,
Virginia Miller of Wilmington; and three brothers, Donald Benedict of
Kerrville, Texas, Dale Benedict of Marysville and Day Benedict of
Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Pat Street will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Mount Carmel Hospital
in care of the funeral home.


ANNA ROSE CAULEY
Anna Rose Cauley, 81, of Bucyrus, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Bucyrus Community Hospital after an extended
illness.
A 1940 graduate of London High School and Bustan Beauty School in
Columbus, she was a cosmetologist for 10 years. She was a homemaker and
a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg and the Farm
Bureau.
She was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Madison County to the late Edward and
Anna Rose Sullivan Lanigan and was predeceased by two brothers; John and
Raymond Lanigan; and two granddaughters, Katy and Christina. She married
John J. Cauley June 9, 1948, and he died April 10, 2003.
She is survived by three sons, Edward A. Cauley of Hilliard, John J.
(Hope) Cauley of Kenton and James Michael (Melinda) Cauley of Bucyrus;
two daughters, Rosemary Cauley of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kathleen
(Oliver) Sever of Grove City; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two
stepdaughters; a brother, Walter (Mary Ellen) Lanigan of London; a
sister, Mary Catherine (Don) Murphy of Lilly Chapel; and two
sisters-in-law, Marjorie Cauley of Mechanicsburg and Dorothy Lanigan of
London.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
St. Michael Catholic Church. The Rev. Clarence Heis will officiate and
burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in London. Friends may call
from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home in Bucyrus and
from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
in Mechanicsburg where a Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the
Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus OH 44820.

JONATHAN EDWARD EAST
Jonathan Edward East, 70, of Blacksburg, Va., died Wednesday, April 7,
2004, at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the owner of East
Upholstery in Blacksburg and Quality Upholstery in Marysville and had
worked as a contractor for Rakes Upholstery in Christiansburg, Va. He
was a former employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad and Lawrence
Transfer of Roanoke.
He was born in Montgomery County, Va., and to the late Ellis Marshall
and Nannie Mae Reece East Sr. and grew up in the Ellett community.
He is survived by his wife, Candy Lynne Mills East; two sons, Kenneth
Wayne Mills of Falls Church, Va., and Robert Phillip Patrick Mills of
Blacksburg; two daughters, Melissa Kimberly Jennette (Brian J.) McAuley
of Christiansburg and Della Marie Mills of Radford; grandchildren, Gavin
Taylor McAuley, Dawn Lynne Mills and Skylar A. McAuley; a brother,
Herbert Lee (Irene Cupp) East of Ravenswood, W.Va.; three sisters,
Rebecca (Arvil A.) Adkins of Christiansburg, Helen (Frank) Hemetek of
Ravenswood, W.Va., and Virginia East of Blacksburg; and his father- and
mother-in-law, James and Tina Della Bernard Fitzgerald of Chesapeake,
Va.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel,
1300 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg, Va., and burial was at West View
Cemetery in Blacksburg.

CHRISTINE L. SIMMONS
Christine L. Simmons, 88, of Marysville died peacefully Tuesday, April
13, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A sweet and thoughtful woman, she was a longtime faithful member of St.
John's Lutheran Church. She retired in 1985 from Equitable Federal,
formerly Citizens Federal, following 19 1/2 years of service and had
previously worked at Scott's from 1939 to 1948. Upon retirement, she was
a part-time associate for the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home for more than
15 years, serving an invaluable role. She was often found greeting
visitors at the front desk during calling hours or toiling on Saturday
mornings, laminating news articles and photos to send to the public. She
sent greeting cards regularly, enjoyed word jumbles and scramblettes and
dearly loved her family.
She was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Marysville to the late Otto and Emma
Doellinger Bunsold and was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law,
Marie and Erwin Rausch; a niece Sandra Kramer; and a great-niece,
Suzanne Rausch Kidwell.
She is survived by a son, Jerry T. Simmons of Marysville; a niece, June
(Jimmy) Carmean of Milford Center; nephews, Thomas (Jeanine) Rausch,
Roger (Sandy) Rausch and Myron Kramer of Marysville; many great-nieces
and -nephews; close friends, Irene Griffith, her roommate at Heartland,
and Anne Zacharias and Sheila Bullerman of Marysville; her friends at
the Mannasmith Funeral Home; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's organ or building
fund in care of the funeral home.

FONTABELL EDDY
Fontabell Eddy, 92, of Heartland of Indian Lake died Monday, April 12,
2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church.
She was born March 6, 1912, in Union County to the late William and Anna
Moody Shoemaker and was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters and a
granddaughter. She married Everett R. Eddy Oct. 10, 1930, in Delaware
County and he died in 1972.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna L. Smith of Waynesfield; two
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Don Smith of the Waynesfield Baptist
Church will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery near
Magnetic Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
A former president, executive director and chairman of the board for
Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milford Center and Marysville, he retired
in 1982 as senior vice president for Huntington Bank. He also served as
FDIC bank examiner for the state of Ohio. He was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and served as church council president. A
talented musician, he played the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano and
was a member of the Rudy Weise Combo for many years, playing for round
and square dances. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II
in the 86th and 96th divisions of the Army Infantry. He grew up in
Cardington and graduated in 1940 from Cardington High School.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Morrow County to the late William H. and
Hazel B. Casto Kreis and was predeceased by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Click Kreis whom he married
Nov. 16, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cardington; three sons,
John (Elizabeth Ann) Kreis of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Mark (Janet I.)
Kreis of Marysville and Steven (Joy) Kreis of Milford Center; four
grandchildren, Matthew John Kreis of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Susan
Elizabeth Kreis of Upper Arlington, Kimberly (Shannon) Bailey and
William (Jeannie) Kreis of Milford Center; three great-grandchildren,
Nicholas Mullet, Madalyn Bailey and Christopher Bailey; two aunts, Golda
Belt of Galion and Florence Kreis of Mansfield; and many nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at
Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILMA W. DANIELS
Wilma W. Daniels, 88, of Claibourne died Monday, April 12, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She worked for the Scotts Company for 28 years, part of that time as
manager of the Scott House. She was a dedicated member of the Claibourne
United Methodist Church and its women's society and the former
Claibourne Grange. Her husband died when she was young and she devoted
her life to her five beloved children.
She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Meigs County to the late Claude Monroe
and Cora Blanche Grim Schultz and was predeceased by a son, Charles G.
Daniels Jr.; a grandson; and four brothers, Paul, Monroe, Denny and
Grover Schultz. She married Charles Gahale Daniels Jan. 24, 1938, and he
died Nov. 7, 1955.
She is survived by two sons, Keith (Dalene) Daniels of Ashley and John
(Sharon) Daniels of Marysville; two daughters, Britta (Gene) Sellers of
Richwood and Gloria (Pearl) Nicol of East Liberty; 12 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two brothers, Albert
(Bette) Schultz of Canal Winchester and Claron (Gloria) Schultz of
Sunbury; two sisters, Thelma (Thomas) Taylor of Radnor and Britta Brown
of Miamisburg; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Lane Daniels of Columbus; a
sister-in-law, Marlene Schultz of Sunbury; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Glen Decker will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
A former president, executive director and chairman of the board for
Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milford Center and Marysville, he retired
in 1982 as senior vice president for Huntington Bank. He also served as
FDIC bank examiner for the state of Ohio. He was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and served as church council president. A
talented musician, he played the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano and
was a member of the Rudy Weise Combo for many years, playing for round
and square dances. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II
in the 86th and 96th divisions of the Army Infantry. He grew up in
Cardington and graduated in 1940 from Cardington High School.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Morrow County to the late William H. and
Hazel B. Casto Kreis and was predeceased by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Click Kreis whom he married
Nov. 16, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cardington; three sons,
John (Elizabeth Ann) Kreis of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Mark (Janet I.)
Kreis of Marysville and Steven (Joy) Kreis of Milford Center; four
grandchildren, Matthew John Kreis of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Susan
Elizabeth Kreis of Upper Arlington, Kimberly (Shannon) Bailey and
William (Jeannie) Kreis of Milford Center; three great-grandchildren,
Nicholas Mullet, Madalyn Bailey and Christopher Bailey; two aunts, Golda
Belt of Galion and Florence Kreis of Mansfield; and many nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at
Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DAVID LOUDERMILK JR. AND JENNIFER TERRY
Jennifer Terry and David Loudermilk Jr. of Marysville announce their
engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Marysville and Thomas Terry of Marion. She
is a 2000 graduate of Marysville High School and is employed as an STNA
at Milcrest Nursing Center. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
David Loudermilk Sr. of Byhalia and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Drumm Sr. of
Marysville. He attended North Union High School and is employed with
Shelley Material. The wedding will be held in the early fall.


JOHN E. ADAMS, D.O.
John E. Adams, D.O., 77, of Plain City died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at
Doctors Hospital West.
He was a family physician in Plain City since 1956 and at West Broad
Street since 1975. He had been a staff member at Doctors Hospital since
1955. He was a dedicated team physician for Jonathan Alder High School
from 1971 to 1985.
He was born March 1, 1927, in Bedford and was predeceased by his father,
John C. Adams; his mother, June Mae Borders Adams Perry; his stepfather,
Ivan Perry; a brother, Tommy Adams; and a daughter-in-law, Thresa Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Harbin Adams whom he married June
16, 1954; three sons, John Edward (Paula) Adams II, D.O., Reggie Adams
and Brett Adams of Plain City; a daughter, Tammy (Mike) Stalnaker of
Plain City; grandchildren, Kelly (Jeremy) Yantes, Kyle Adams, Jessica
Adams, Zachary Adams, Jared Adams, Matthew Adams, Adam Stalaker and Luke
Stalnaker; a great-granddaughter, Gracie Yantes; a step-granddaughter,
Britney Wolf and her son, Logan; a stepsister, Thelma Violet; and a
beloved cousin, Mildred Crain.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Bethel
Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City, and
burial will be at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jonathan
Alder Education Foundation for athletic facilities, 154 N. Chillicothe
St., Plain City, OH 43064.


DELMAS C. "DEL" CLEVENGER
Delmas C. "Del" Clevenger, 92, of Marysville died Friday, April 9, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a farmer in his younger years and always remained a farmer at
heart. He retired in 1974 from the packaging department at The Scotts
Company and served as Union County Dog Warden after his retirement. He
was the original driver for the Union County Mobile Meals Program and
after the program was taken over by the hospital he accumulated 5,655
volunteer hours.
He was a proud veteran of World war II, serving in the 359th
Anti-Aircraft Battalion of the U.S. Army. He was a life member of the
American Legion and VFW, a member of the State Highway Patrol Auxiliary
and a faithful member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church.
He graduated from Pharisburg High School in 1929 and was valedictorian
of his 1930 graduating class at Richwood High school. In his younger
years he enjoyed playing and umpiring softball, pitching horseshoes,
bowling and reading. He possessed a wealth of knowledge in family,
county, state and national history and was a source of pride for his
family.
He was born March 18, 1912, near Pharisburg to the late John and Edna
Gaston Clevenger and was predeceased by four brothers, James, Warren,
Willard and Robert Clevenger; and two sisters, Ruth Norris and Hilah
Ritchie. He married Verna Stierhoff Jan. 19, 1941, and she died June 20,
1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice (Mark) Mathys of McCormick, S.C.;
two sons, Robert (Nancy) Clevenger of Marysville and Jack (Ginny)
Clevenger of Fredericksburg Va.; five grandchildren, Scottie (Scott)
Melody, Todd (Clara) Clevenger, Kathy Clevenger, Susan (Mike) Allred and
Dan Clevenger; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn
Clevenger and Gertrude (Alfred) Blumenschein of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery with full military honors
provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Union County
Veterans Memorial in care of the funeral home.


ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH COMBS
Alexandra Elizabeth Combs, infant daughter of Joe C. and Marina A.
Iakovleva Combs II, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Mary Rutan
Hospital in Bellefontaine a short time after her birth.
She is survived by her parents of Bellefontaine and maternal and
paternal grandparents.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. Ronald Payne
officiating.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church and burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper.

DONALD LEWIS JAMES
Donald Lewis James, 81, of Prospect died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at
Community Healthcare Center.
He graduated from New Bloomington High School in 1941, was a farmer and
served on the New Bloomington Village Council and Volunteer Fire
Department. He drove a school bus for the New Bloomington schools and a
petroleum truck for Landmark. He moved to Prospect in 1969 and worked in
maintenance at Marion General Hospital, retiring on disability in 1980.
He served on the Prospect Village Council and was a member of the School
Employees Retirement Organization, AARP, Prospect Senior Citizens and
the Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Marion County to the late Gerald and Ester
Schlecht James and was predeceased by a daughter and two step-grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Ward James; a twin sister, Donna
(James) Denman of Marysville; a son, Robert (Eva) James of New
Bloomington; granddaughters, Kimberly and Misty and Robyn (Steve) Herr
of Marion; a great-grandson, Logan Herr; a stepdaughter, Joan (George)
Norris of Prospect; a step-grandson, Nathan McGinniss of New
Bloomington; step-granddaughters, Kellie (Larry) Price of LaRue and
Sally (Dan) Gorby of Texas; step-great-grandchildren, Robert, Danielle
and Maggie and Anna McKinniss of LaRue; a
step-great-great-granddaughter; and a niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Project Faith fund at the
church, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association or the Arthritis
Foundation in care of the funeral home.

SARAH A. "TAMI" JOHNSON
Sarah A. "Tami" Johnson, age 45, of Prospect died Tuesday, April 6,
2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware as the result of a
motorcycle accident.
She was employed at the U.S. Postal Service Westerville office and was a
member of Sunbury Eagles Lodge 3614, Worthington Moose Lodge and the
Postal Worker's Union.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul E. Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Sally Dye of
Columbus; a son, Paul Zachary Trout of Columbus; stepchildren, Amanda,
Branda, Chipper and Kandra of Prospect; grandchildren, Logan Dye, Emma
Ryleigh Medrano and Bryanna Elizabeth Trout; her mother, Mary C. Miller
of Westerville; sisters, Vickie (John) Stupp of Bellefontaine, Mary F.
O'Connors of Galloway and Heather (Mark) Moyer of Raymond; a brother,
Paul E. Miller Jr. of Columbus; and numerous nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moreland
Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. Pastor Joe Lahrmer will
officiate and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.


NEOMA BELLE HINES
Neoma Belle Hines, 53, of West Mansfield died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
her son's home in Marysville following a nearly two-year battle with
cancer.
She was a chef for AVI for seven years and also worked in the same
capacity for 17 1/2 years at Milcrest Nursing Center and for nine years
at Doctors Hospital. She was a 1969 graduate of Jonathan Alder High
school and attended the West Mansfield Friends Church. She has lived
with and been the primary caregiver for her aunt for the past few years.
She enjoyed crocheting and country music and found great joy in spending
time with her family.
She was born July 15, 1950, in Kenton, the seventh of 11 children of the
late Lloyd H. and Mary Alice Hines and was predeceased by a sister,
Nancy Sherman; a nephew, Andrew Gillen; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her twin sons, Eric Hines of Marion and Aaron (Pam)
Hines of Marysville; four grandchildren, Eric Hines Jr., Chester Hines,
Emily Hines and Talor Hines; three step-grandchildren, Holly, Hillary
and Devin Kasper; four sisters, Carolyn Sue (Gary) Gillen of Mount Home,
Idaho, Sarah Stewart and Rosalie (William) Miller of Columbus and Esther
(Gary) Douglas of York Center; five brothers, Charles (Marianna) Hines
of Marysville, Lowell (Carol) Hines of Quincy, Paul (Lois) Hines of
Marion, Jeff (Connie) Hines of Bowling Green and Victor (Melody) Hines
of York Center; an aunt, Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; two uncles,
Ben (Marian) Eastman and David Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Shiloh Chapel
Evangelical Friends Church, 16435 Square Drive. (Please not change of
service location.) The Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will be
at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or Loving Care Hospice
in care of the funeral home.


GARY LEE SNOUFFER
Garey Lee Snouffer, 52, of Richwood, formerly of Texas, died Tuesday,
April 6, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on the USS Columbus during the
Vietnam era. He enjoyed playing classical piano.
He was born Feb. 14, 1952, to the late Charles and Esther Rutledge
Snouffer and was predeceased by a stepbrother, Ronnie.
He is survived by a son, Jason Paul (Christina) Snouffer of Marysville;
stepchildren, Dawn, Jeremy (Stephanie) and Rhiannon Allee; five
grandchildren, KaSara, Christian, Jacob, Madlyne and Lilian; two
brothers, Charles (Gail) Snouffer of Columbus and Chuck Snouffer of
Boerne, Texas; three sisters, Sharon (Asa) Kinnaman of Rolla, Mo., Carol
Ann (Rod) Smith of Columbus and Laurie (Kerry) Inskeep of Mountain Home,
Ark.; and numerous niece and nephews.
To celebrate his life, the family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Richwood VFW Post 870 on West Blagrove Street in Richwood.
Following cremation, burial will take place at the Dayton National
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 870 or a charity of the
donor's choice.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LARRY A. POLAND
Larry A. Poland, 54, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Tuesday, April
6, 2004, at Grant Medical Center.
He was retired as a maintenance employee from the State Department of
Corrections and was the former owner of Ted's Tire Service and Larry's
Video. He was formerly employed at Denison-Abex and Dublin Mill Works.
He was a former member of the Milford Center Lions Club, was an avid
NASCAR fan and enjoyed woodworking.
He was born April 15, 1949, in Milford Center to the late Ted and Evelyn
Frey Poland.
He is survived by his wife, Martha L. "Marty" Brown Poland whom he
married Jan. 22, 2004, in North Carolina; and two children, Lori A.
Poland of Dublin and Marc A. Poland of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 37th Division Historical
Society in care of the funeral home.

LELAND CARROLL JAMES
Leland Carroll James, also known as "Jiggs" and "Shorty," 78, of
Marysville died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his home with his family by
his side.
A longtime grain and hog farmer, he worked at Whirlpool and Tecumseh
Products in Marion and for the past several years worked as a security
guard with Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Memorial Hospital of Union County and
Denison Hydraulics. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and
served aboard a communication ship in the 7th Fleet. He was a lifetime
member of Marysville VFW Post 3320. He enjoyed being outdoors, mowing
the lawn, splitting wood and working in his workshop and especially
enjoyed caring for the family's Dalmatians over the years.
He was born July 23, 1925, in East Liberty to the late Roy and Mabel
Austin James and was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Fay and
Donald James; a sister, Mildred Ervin; a halfsister, Lenore Bice; a
daughter-in-law, Debbie James; and his best friend, Walter "Jr."
Sanderson. He married Mildred Mae Keller Oct. 19, 1946, and she died
Sept. 27, 1998.
He is survived by a son, Leland Eugene "Gene" James of Broadway; a
daughter, Kathy Lynn James of Marysville; a grandson, Adam James and his
friend, Erin Benton, of Marysville; a granddaughter, Emily James of
Broadway; a great-granddaughter, Lillian Carol James of Marysville; a
brother, Bernard James of West Mansfield; three sisters, Florence Savage
and Glada (Dale) Stuckert of Bucyrus and Pauline Davidson of Crestline;
a sister-in-law, Anna Elizabeth Snyder of Marysville; many nieces and
nephews; and several loving friends and neighbors who truly knew what
they meant to him.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Adam James, Bryon Bay, Jim Carsey, Marion Ward, Bob
Ervin, Tom Custer and Steve Custer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Pharisburg United Methodist Women in care of the funeral home.

CHARLES FREDRIC KERNS
Charles Fredric Kerns, D.V.M., 83, fondly known as "Fred" and "Doc" and
a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at
Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton after a long and courageous battle
with cancer.
He was a well-known and respected large animal veterinarian in the area
and served the community for 35 years from 1950 to 1985. He graduated
from West Mansfield High School in 1938 and received his bachelor of
agriculture degree in 1946 and his doctorate in veterinary medicine in
1950 from the Ohio State University. He was a veteran of World War II,
serving in the U.S. Army's 548th Night Fighter Squadron. He received two
Bronze Stars and was a proud and active member of West Mansfield
American Legion Post 603.
He was a longtime supporter of 4-H and many 4-H members in the
community. He was a lifetime member of the Ohio Sheep Association and
was always willing to mentor aspiring veterinarians. He was a founding
member of the West Mansfield Conservation Club and will be remembered as
an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and was always a loyal
supporter of local sports teams. He was a regular for coffee at Main
Street in West Mansfield where he enjoyed the camaraderie of local
friends. He possessed a wonderful smile and was a generous and honest
man who loved to interact with children.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920, in West Mansfield to the late Charles and
Elsie Brelsford Kerns.
He is survived by his wife of more than 58 years, Ellen Denzer Kerns
whom he married March 17, 1946; two daughters, Pat (Dave) Johnson of
Reynoldsburg and Jane Kerns of Honolulu, Hawaii; a son, Michael
(Melanie) Kerns, D.V.M., of Findlay; three grandchildren, Tom Johnson
and Eric and Rachel Kerns; a sister, Gladys Kerns, a resident at
Heartland of Bellefontaine; many nieces and nephews; and countless
friends.
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 the Rushsylvania
Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Logan County
Veterans Association. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

RUDOLF "RUDY" EPPICH
Rudolf "Rudy" Eppich, 68, of Marysville died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
his home.
He was retired after 32 1/2 years of service with General Motors of
Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of
VFW Post 3320. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1651, BPOE 1130, Hiram
Lodge 18 F&AM, Aladdin Shrine Temple, the Weekend Warriors Motorcycle
Club and a member, past president and secretary for 29 years of FOE
Lodge 3506.
He was born April 6, 1935, in Hamburg, Germany, to the late Albert and
Anna Eppich.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon F. Myers Eppich whom he married Dec.
13, 1974; four sons, Lee (Liz) Eppich of Sparta, Johnny (Kim) Eppich of
Marengo and Bill (Lora) Eppich and Ricky (Janie) Eppich of Columbus; 10
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nephews; two nieces; three
great-nephews; and a great-grandniece.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Dan Steep will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery with the Union County Honor Guard providing full military
honors. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home where FOE Lodge 3506 will hold memorial services at 8 p.m.,
followed by a Moose Lodge 1651 memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to FOE Lodge 3506 for the Camp for
Kids program in care of the funeral home or lodge.

NEOMA BELLE HINES
Neoma Belle Hines, 53, of West Mansfield died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
her son's home in Marysville following a nearly two-year battle with
cancer.
She was a chef for AVI for seven years and also worked in the same
capacity for 17 1/2 years at Milcrest Nursing Center and for nine years
at Doctors Hospital. She was a 1969 graduate of Jonathan Alder High
school and attended the West Mansfield Friends Church. She has lived
with and been the primary caregiver for her aunt for the past few years.
She enjoyed crocheting and country music and found great joy in spending
time with her family.
She was born July 15, 1950, in Kenton, the seventh of 11 children of the
late Lloyd H. and Mary Alice Hines and was predeceased by a sister,
Nancy Sherman; a nephew, Andrew Gillen; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her twin sons, Eric Hines of Marion and Aaron (Pam)
Hines of Marysville; four grandchildren, Eric Hines Jr., Chester Hines,
Emily Hines and Talor Hines; three step-grandchildren, Holly, Hillary
and Devin Kasper; four sisters, Carolyn Sue (Gary) Gillen of Mount Home,
Idaho, Sarah Stewart and Rosalie (William) Miller of Columbus and Esther
(Gary) Douglas of York Center; five brothers, Charles (Marianna) Hines
of Marysville, Lowell (Carol) Hines of Quincy, Paul (Lois) Hines of
Marion, Jeff (Connie) Hines of Bowling Green and Victor (Melody) Hines
of York Center; an aunt, Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; two uncles,
Ben (Marian) Eastman and David Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or Loving Care Hospice
in care of the funeral home.



SANDRA JEAN JACKSON
Sandra Jean Jackson, 65, of Raymond died suddenly Monday, April 5, 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was a farm wife who had a great love for life. She enjoyed laughing,
singing and caring for her children and grandchildren and was fondly
referred to as "MawMaw" by every child that she touched. She knew every
nursery rhyme that was ever written and a tune to go along with each
one. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a
longtime volunteer for the board of elections. She especially enjoyed
the fellowship of her co-volunteers at the Liberty North precinct on
election days.
She was born June 25, 1938, in Bellefontaine to the late William E. and
Margaret G. Bradley Johnson and was predeceased by a brother, William
Johnson; a son-in-law, Charles L. Canode; and a brother-in-law, Phillip
Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of more than 45 years, Harlan Jackson whom
she married Nov. 28, 1958; four daughters, Patricia Gaddis and Margaret
(Bob) Beightler of Broadway, Victoria Canode of Marysville and Barbara
(Sam) Heaston of Springfield; a son, Harley Jackson of Raymond;
grandchildren, Phillip (Rachael) Sanders, Jarren Sanders, Rob Beightler,
Tracy Beightler, Ricky Cotton, Alex Cotton, Sammy Heaston, Cassandra
Jackson, Hal Jackson, Hannah Jackson, Holden Jackson and Wayne Gaddis; a
brother, Richard (Shirley) Johnson of Sidney; two sisters-in-law, Pat
Johnson of Braddick, Pa., and Deane Jackson of Green Camp; three
brothers-in-law, Jim (Donna) Jackson of Zanesfield, Bob Jackson of
Marion and Jack (Cindy) Jackson of West Liberty; and several nieces and
nephews.
A Christian Burial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a Rosary Service will be held
at 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Sanders, Jarren Sanders, Rob Beightler,
Ricky Cotton, Alex Cotton, Sammy Heaston, Hal Jackson, Richard Cotton
and Eddie Lucas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association in care of the funeral home.

FRANK A. DAVIS
Frank A. Davis, 78, of Richwood died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his
home.
He was retired from the Eaton Corporation in Marion and was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He was a member of
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue.
He was born Sept. 20, 1925, one of 18 children of the late James and
Desi (Kramer) Davis and was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Harold,
Foster, Richard, Lavern, Herb, Alberta, Josephine, Bob, Lloyd and Floyd;
brothers-in-law, Albert Amato and Carmel (Marialyce) Amato; and a
grandson, Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Amato Davis whom he married March
8, 1947; children, Randall (Diana) Davis, Steve (Brenda) Davis, Angela
(Paul) Phipps, Bruce (Marsha) Davis and Keith (Linda) Davis of the
Richwood area; grandchildren, Miki (Brian) Palmer and Tami (Brodie)
Rochenbaugh of Marysville, Stephanie (Jeremy Massie) Phipps, Franny
(Breht Fillinger) Davis and Brandon, Brock, Alison, Emily and Timothy
Davis of the Richwood area; a step-grandchild, Lisa (John) McGuire of
Plain City; great-grandchildren, Joey Palmer and Eli Rockenbaugh of
Marysville and Raven Wendling Phipps of Richwood; a
step-great-grandchild, Robbie Barclay; brothers and sisters, Carroll
(Jean) Davis of Gahanna, Kramer (Mabel) Davis of London, Betty Wycoff of
Marysville, Peggy (Vernon) Wood of Milford Center, Cecilia Pack of
Urbana, Mary Gebhart of Arizona and Flora (John) Demattio of Novelty;
brothers-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Amato and Frank (Dottie) Amato of
Delaware; and more than 200 surviving nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue. The Rev. Joseph Losh will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans graveside
services will be conducted by Richwood VFW Post 870 and American Legion
Baccarat Post 40. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association, 602 N. Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.

ELSIE M. "MAGGIE" PINSON
Elsie M. "Maggie" Pinson, 66, of Marysville died Friday, April 2, 2004,
at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, dedicated mother and loving
grandmother. She was a 1956 graduate of Columbus East High School and
was a member of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Easter Star, Mount Olive
Chapter 3 Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Columbus Court Chapter 58
Order of the Amaranth and Damona Temple 45 of Pythian Sisters.
She was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Wheeling, W.Va., and was predeceased by
her father, John D. Bogard and two brothers, Robert and Thomas Bogard.
She is survived by her mother, Alice M. Tidrick of Columbus; her husband
of 47 years, Earnest "Red" Pinson Jr. whom she married Feb. 23, 1957;
children, Karen (Bob) Paver and Judy (Darrell) Strauch of Marysville,
Patricia Hoosier of Columbus, Cindy (Jay) Payne of San Diego and Scott
(Karen) Pinson of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren, Danielle (Tim) Hakola,
Eddie Paver, Kristina Paver, Kristin (Jim) Damske, Jessica (Jeff) Adams,
Thomas Payne, Ryan Payne, Toni Strauch, David Strauch, Cassandra
Strauch, Jacob Pinson and Megan Pinson; two great-grandchildren, Briana
and Jordan; two brothers, Clarence "Sherman" (Debbie) Wright of Columbus
and Jack (Shirley) Bogard of Pennsylvania; and many other relatives,
nieces, nephews and close 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
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where Eastern Star and
Amaranth services will be held following calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society for Diffused Lewy Body Disease Research.
Condolences may be made to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHEILA ANN DAVIS
Sheila Ann Davis, 70, of Columbus died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in the
comfort of her home with her family at her side from complications with
a 57-year battle with diabetes.
A devoted homemaker, she was the much-beloved and adored matriarch of
her family. She was strong willed and fun loving and always available to
offer advice and words of encouragement to her family. She loved playing
cards and gambling and especially enjoyed traveling to many of the local
casinos. She will be remembered as the life of the party and the best
wife, mother and grandmother.
She was born April 23, 1933, in Columbus to the late Lee and Cecil Drumm
Cloyd and was predeceased by her beloved baby brother, Ronnie Cloyd.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Noah E. Davis Jr. to whom
she was married March 7, 1951, at the Marysville Congregational Church
by the Rev. Snyder; three children, Douglas Lee (Judy) Davis and Glenn
E. Davis of Columbus and Cynthia R. (Robert) Cobb of Sunbury; eight
grandchildren, Jason (Linda) Davis, Kelly Davis, Christy Cobb, Luke
Cobb, Glenn Davis Jr., Anita Davis, Angle Davis and Ronnie Davis; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn (Thelma) Ullom of Columbus; a
sister-in-law, Shirley Cloyd of Bellefontaine; three brothers-in-law,
Fred Davis, Elwood Davis and Parks (Sandy) Davis of Columbus; and three
special nieces, Patti Eckhart of Thornville, Jackie Scott of Columbus
and Ronna Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hays will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central
Ohio Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

SUSAN HASSEL SNYDER
Susan Hassel Snyder, 46, of Plain City died suddenly Sunday, April 4,
2004, at her home.
She was an operations manager for PSI Inc. in Marysville. She attended
the Plain City United Methodist Church and Crusade Bible Church in Plain
City. She was a member of the Plain City VFW Darby Post 3268 Auxiliary,
was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed shopping for her granddaughters.
She was born May 22, 1957, in Bellefontaine and is survived by her
husband, Eric Todd Snyder whom she married July 1, 1989, at the Plain
City United Methodist Church; her parents, Karl and Carolyn Garrett
Hassel; two children, Danielle (Shawn) Bray and Joey Snyder of Plain
City; granddaughters, Tristyn and Trisha; brothers, Karl (Denise) Hassel
Jr. of Reynoldsburg and Chris (Angie) Hassel of Hilliard; a sister,
Linda (Mike) Hodge of Plain City; nieces, Trinity, Taylor, Kylee,
Chanda, Lori, Christina, Katie, Stephanie and Samantha; nephews, Trevor,
Cameron, Kendrick, Jason, Big Joe and Matthew; her mother- and
father-in-law, Charlotte and Don Snyder; brothers-in-law, Jim (Sherry)
Snyder, Aaron (Shelly) Snyder and Scott (Laura) Snyder; a sister-in-law,
Denise (Steve) English; and her faithful companion, Chief.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate
and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
United Methodist Church at 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064,
or Crusade Bible Church, 145 W. First Ave., Plain City.

ELEANOR AMBROS MARSH
Eleanor Ambrose Marsh, 66, of Marysville, formerly of Portsmouth, died
Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an
illness of two years.
She was a longtime professor at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.
She held a master of science degree in sociology and anthropology from
Washington State University and received an MBA from Ohio University.
She started her teaching career at the Ohio University branch in
Portsmouth which later became Shawnee State University. She attended the
Evangelical United Church of Christ and Christ's Community Church in
Portsmouth and was very active civically throughout her years in
Portsmouth.
She was born April 28, 1937, in Colville, Wash., to the late Allie and
Myrle McManimie Ambrose and was predeceased by her husband, James K.
Marsh in 1995.
She is survived by her children, J.I. (Joyce) Marsh of Marysville,
Thomas A. (Diana) Marsh of Portsmouth and Jennifer E. Marsh of
Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren, Heather Hoffman, Alexandria Ruby,
Megan Marsh, Katherine Marsh and James Marsh; and a brother, Willard
Ambrose of Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christ's
Community Church in Portsmouth. The Rev. Ralph Clay will officiate and
burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society, 1380 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215, or in care of the Ingram
Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.

CLEO JANETTE LAYNE
Cleo Janette Layne, 83, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Essex, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at her home with her husband at
her bedside.
She was a homemaker.
She was born July 22, 1920, in Martel to the late Weldon and Janette
Massey Lama and was predeceased by two sisters, a brother and her first
husband, Lynn Seaman in 1973.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Austin Layne whom she married
Dec. 13, 1981; a son, Charles Lester Douglas of LaRue; two daughters,
Eloise Poland of Mount Gilead and Sharon Douglas; grandchildren, Brice
Blanton, Shannon Plott, Nicole Tennar, Richard and Amy Moss and Jeffrey
Moss and Brian Moss; and great-grandchildren, Sidney, Sutton, Isabelle,
Brianna, Joey, Keegen, Garret and Kelsi.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home. Pastors Robert L. Matney and J.R. Smith will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Tabor Freewill Baptist
Church or True Bible Church in care of the funeral home.

MARY E. ALTMAN SESLAR
Mary E. Altman Seslar, 83, of Marysville died Thursday, April 1, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 28 years in teaching. Her teaching career began in
a one-room school on North Bass Island in Lake Erie in 1942 after she
attended Bowling Green State University. She taught in Vanlue from 1965
to 1968, in Bellefontaine for one year and finished her career in
Unionville Center from 1969 to 1980. She was an aircraft pilot, a
veteran of World War II and a 1952 graduate of Kent State University.
She was an avid genealogist, a member of Hannah Emerson Dustin Chapter
DAR, an active member of women's groups of the First Presbyterian Church
for more than 40 years and an active member of the Union County Retired
Teachers Association.
She was born March 19, 1921, in Bryan to the late Phillip and Ruth
Altman.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Seslar whom she married Sept.
20, 1953; a son, David (Sharon) Seslar of Hilliard; a daughter, Barbara
(Mark) Oty of London, Ohio; two grandsons, brothers John Altman of
Edgerton and Arthur Altman of South Charleston, W.Va.; and three
sisters, Doris Kovac of Surfside Beach, S.C., Helen Horner of Oroville,
Calif., and Phyllis Leeking of Calabasas, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Dr. Thomas J. Mori and the Rev. John Groat will officiate and
burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Cemetery in Bryan.
Friends will call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in
care of the funeral home.

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GERALD HARLEY HUFFMAN
Gerald Harley Huffman, 91, of Maitland, Fla., formerly of Milford
Center, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at his home.
He retired as a consultant in the mid-1970s and had been employed for
more than 30 years in government service. In 1962 he was appointed by
President Kennedy to serve as the U.S. commissioner on the Sino-American
Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Taipei, Taiwan. He
concurrently served as the Agency for International Development
representative for the China mission in Taipei from 1965 to 1968. He was
the Associate Director for Domestic Production for the Agency for
International Development Mission to Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.
His career began as a vocational agriculture teacher in 1937 and from
1938 to 1947 he was a county agent for the Agricultural Extension
Service. He served as an Ag Extension Service Specialist on a U.S. aid
mission to Italy from 1949 to 1952 and to France in 1952 and 1953. He
was affiliated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1954 to
1962.
He was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and served aboard
the USSPC #1174 in the Mediterranean Theater. He was a graduate of
Milford Center High School and received a bachelor of science in
agriculture from the Ohio State University in 1936 and a master's degree
in public administration from Harvard University in 1948. He formerly
attended the Milford Center United Methodist Church.
He was born April 3, 1913, in Milford Center to the late Harley and
Margery Fry Huffman. He married Iris Craig Sept. 3, 1941, and she died
Aug. 26, 1973. He married his second wife, Helen Strong, Nov. 14, 1975,
and she died June 17, 2004.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Myers of Fairfax, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. William Stear will officiate and burial will be
at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from
9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

ELIZABETH MORRISON CONRAD
Elizabeth Morrison Conrad of Peachtree City, Ga., died Saturday, June
26, 2004.
She is survived by a son, Thomas (Eileen) Conrad of Peachtree City; two
grandsons, Alan Conrad and Phillip Conrad of Peachtree City; two
sisters, Peg Macherey of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Nordberg of Acton,
Mass; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville
at a later date.
Metro Crematory in Peachtree City is in charge of arrangements.


JUANITA L. HYSELL
Juanita L. Hysell, 62, of West Mansfield, formerly of Columbus, died
Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital following an extended
illness.
A loving homemaker, she formerly attended the Groveport Baptist Church.
She was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley.
She was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Columbus to the late Norman and Margaret
Kinney Holiday and was predeceased by a son, Charles Hysell and a
brother, Ron Holiday.
She is survived by a son, Robert "Bobby" Hysell Jr. of West Mansfield;
two daughters, Brenda Hysell of West Mansfield and Debbie (Jim) Wetzel
of Mount Sterling; two grandsons, Christopher Hysell and William Wetzel;
two brothers, Charles Holiday of Columbus and Paul Thomas of Manning,
S.C.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Holiday of Columbus; two aunts, Frances
Kinney of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Katie Budd of Largo, Fla.; her
husband, Robert Hysell of Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Mannasmith Funeral Home in Marysville assisted the family locally.


JOSEPH W. "JOE" MCLAUGHLIN
Joseph W. "Joe" McLaughlin, 50, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday,
June 25, 2004, at his home.
He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and
regularly served as an usher for the Saturday evening Mass and
volunteered for the funeral dinner committee. He was an invaluable,
well-liked and highly active member of Knights of Columbus Council 5534
and enjoyed playing darts, working fish fries and spaghetti dinners and
sharing in the camaraderie with his fellow Knights. He was proud to live
on his own and took pride in keeping up the appearance of his home. He
enjoyed golfing and riding his bicycle and especially held tremendous
love and esteem for his mother. A truly hard-working man, he was always
available to lend a hand and he will be remembered for his gentle spirit
and his wonderful sense of humor.
He was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Marion to the Edmond W. and Norma Spoltman
McLaughlin and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; a brother, Patrick
McLaughlin of Columbus; two sisters, Peggy (Donald) Spangler of Dublin
and Carol McLaughlin of Heath; three uncles, Wayne (Marcia) Spoltman of
Sidney, William (Eleanor) McLaughlin of Urbana and Robert McLaughlin of
Lexington, Ky.; five aunts, Leona (Paul) Smith of California, Marcella
Mott and Mary Ann Wallace of Urbana, Patty Spoltman of Olympia, Wash.,
and Ann Spoltman of Sidney; many cousins; and his church family.
A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will
be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana at a later date. Friends may call at
the church from 6:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Refreshments
and fellowship will follow the Mass in Falvey Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 5534
in care of the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home which is in charge of
arrangements.

LADONNA A. MINSHALL
Ladonna A. Minshall, 71, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Monday, June 28, 204, at Milcrest Nursing Home after an extended
illness.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus.
She was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Franklin County to the late Harry and
Emily Lustnauer Distelhorst and was predeceased by two brothers, Elwood
Distelhorst and Carroll Distelhorst; and a sister, Alverta Rause.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Minshall whom she married
April 1, 1955; two sons, Gregg (Kate) Minshall of Las Vegas, Nev., and
Brad Minshall of Columbus; two grandchildren, Kimberly Minshall and
Christopher Minshall; and a brother, Orville (Margene) Distelhorst of
Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev Paul Heine will officiate and burial will be
a Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity
Lutheran Church, 404 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215

NORMA I. HULLINGER
Norma I. Hullinger, 95, of Cincinnati, formerly of Marysville and Terre
Haute, Ohio, died Saturday, June 26, 2004.
She was born May 28, 1909, on a farm in Terre Haute where she was
raised, moved to Osborn in 1936 and to Lebanon in 1938 and lived in
Marysville from 1950 to 1997. She moved to Cincinnati in 1997.
She was the beloved wife of Orville Hullinger who was the owner of
Marysville Lumber Co.; devoted mother of Carolyn (Walt) Wyatt of
Cincinnati and Leona (John) Schaefer of Kansas City, Mo.; loving
grandmother of Ann (John) Furnier of Midland, Mich., and Jeff (Sheila)
Wyatt of Cincinnati; great-grandmother of Sarah, Matthew and Hannah
Furnier and Nicholas Wyatt; and dear sister of Ruth Goddard of Terre
Haute and the late Ivan Goddard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Terre Haute
United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of
the service. Burial will be at the Terre Haute Cemetery in Champaign
County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville United Methodist
Church or Terre Haute United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are being handled by the John Hodapp Sons Inc. Funeral
Directors in Cincinnati.


JOHN ANDREW HUTCHINS SR.
John Andrew Hutchins Sr., 67, of Marysville, formerly of Dayton, died
Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a driver for the Hutchins Oil Company, a beer delivery driver for
Hudepohl and Black Label, a Complete Auto Transit driver and a driver
for U.S. Truck for 16 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served
during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Union Post 79
and VFW Post 3320 and a life member of AmVets. He was an avid Chicago
Bears and Cincinnati Reds fan.
He was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Dayton to the late Forrest Wayne and
Stella Mae Carper Hutchins Sr. and was predeceased by two brothers,
Forrest Hutchins Jr. and Bob Hutchins.
He is survived by his wife, Belinda Kay Wagner Hutchins whom he married
May 12, 1990, in Huber Heights; children, Doug (Julie) Hutchins of
Marysville, John (Joyce) Hutchins Jr. of North Dakota, Deb Hutchins of
California, Donna Ball of Dayton, John K. Snodgrass of Kettering, Todd
Douglas Snodgrass of Miamisburg, Matthew Curtis Snodgrass of Georgia,
Nicole Christian Snodgrass of Indiana, Joshua Andrew Snodgrass of
Kettering, Andrew Jason Snodgrass of Kettering and Kimberly Christine
Beck of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three
brothers, Russ, Daniel and Ernie Hutchins of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dayton Memorial Park,
8135 N. Dixie Drive and burial with military honors will follow. Friends
may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ELDA M. HAINES MCCARRON
Elda M. Haines McCarron, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Akron, died
Friday, June 25, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a former beautician and an associate of Ferriot Plastics Company
in Akron. She enjoyed sewing, reading and, especially, her
grandchildren.
She was born July 13, 1909, in Pickford, Mich., to the late Elmer and
Eva Sanderson Haines and was predeceased by her husband, John T.
McCarron; a son, Don McCarron; a brother, Melvin Haines; and a sister,
Mary Jane Hossack.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Donna (Tom) Hershberger of
Marysville, Linda Smith and Kim Smith of Akron and Chris (Rachelle)
Smith of Ravenna; great-grandchildren, Jon (Julie) Hershberger of
Northfield Center Township, Dawn (Jim) Thompson of Marysville, Mike
(Arwen) Smith and Steve Smith of Akron and Ashton Smith of Ravenna; two
great-great-granddaughters, Emma Grace Hershberger and Elianna Smith;
other relatives including Charles "Bill" Smith of Mogadore; a special
friend, Norma Hershberger of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends two hour prior to the
service. The Rev. Scot Ocke will officiate and burial will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday at the Cottle Cemetery in Pickford, Mich.
Contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


THOMAS LEUELLEN TAYLOR
Thomas Leuellen Taylor, 92, of Radnor, died Saturday, June 26, 2004.
He was retired from farming and sheep shearing. He was a state sheep
shearing champion and one spring sheared 4,000 sheep. He was a charter
member of the Fulton Creek Friends Church and was a loving husband,
father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
He was born April 20, 1912, in Marion County, the eldest son of the late
Arthur and Bertha Parish Taylor and was predeceased by eight brothers
and sisters and a great-grandson, Jack Calvin.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Thelma Mae Schultz
Taylor; a son, Lowell (Aldena) Taylor of Radnor; three daughters, Pat
(Charlie) Snare of Marion, Sherry (Bill) Shelton of Keller, Texas, and
Linda (Phil) Seiter of Blanchard, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth (Gene) Clady of Richwood.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Fulton Creek Friends Church, 10950 Fulton Creek Road, Richwood. The
Revs. Wayne Evans and Paul Williams will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road West, Marion OH 43302, or Fulton Creek Church Building Fund in care
of the church.
The Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements.

KYLE R. THOMPSON
Kyle R. Thompson, 21, of Broadway died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in
Champaign County.
He was a carpenter and an employee of LawnScapes Lawncare and
Landscaping in Marysville. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing,
big trucks, pretty girls and remodeling his house. He was a graduate of
Marysville High School and was a former volunteer with the Liberty
Township Fire Department.
He was born Feb. 15, 1983, in Marysville to William M. "Butch" and Tracy
Braithwaite Thompson III and was predeceased by his paternal
grandfather, William M. Thompson Jr.
He is survived by his parents of Broadway; a sister, Megan (Judd) Coffey
of Cable; two nephews, Dexter and Johnathan Coffey; maternal
grandparents, Jack and Naomi Braithwaite of Richwood; paternal
grandmother and step-grandfather, Catherine and John Cugeber of
Marysville; special friend, Lindsay Marshall of Marysville; and numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Broadway Cemetery and a gathering of family and friends will follow at
the home of his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Fire
Department in care of the Ingram Funeral Home which is completing
arrangements.

RUTH I. EVANS
Ruth I. Evans, 83, of Mechanicsburg died Friday, June 25, 2004, at her
home surrounded by her family.
She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished
being around her family as well as her love for flowers and working in
her garden. She graduated from Mechanicsburg High School and the Dayton
Art Institute. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist
Church, the United Methodist Women, Goshen Garden Club and Women's
Tourist Club. She was the First Lady of the Ohio State Fair while her
husband served as general manager. During her youth, she and her family
lived throughout the United States and Nova Scotia.
She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Sylvia Wilt Rasmussen; a
brother, Luther Rasmussen; a sister Elsie Ireland; and her husband, John
F. Evans.
She is survived by her children, Jane (Ed) Byrne of Terre Haute, Ohio,
Maggie Wolf of St. Germain, Wis., and John (Linda) Evans of Galena;
eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchidlren;
five step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Lord of Urbana; and
caregivers, Sharon, Loretta and Christina and Mercy Hospice, especially
Candy.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mechanicsburg
United Methodist Church. The Revs. Larry Poling and William Turner will
officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana OH 43078, or the church.
The Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg is in
charge of arrangements.

CYNTHIA J. HALE KRAJCIK
Cynthia J. Hale Krajcik, 43, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of
Marysville, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at the home of her sister
following a brief battle with cancer.
She was a 1979 graduate of Port Clinton High School and was employed as
a legal secretary and office manager for the law firm of Cannizarro,
Fraser, Bridges and Jillisky in Marysville. She was a member of the
Marysville Moose Lodge and was an officer for the Women of the Moose.
She was born May 21, 1961, in Sandusky and is survived by her son,
Stephen C. Krajcik of Marysville; her parents, Clifford R. and Leta
Couch Hale of Okeechobee, Fla.; and a sister, Peggy (Don) Day of
Sandusky.
There will be no visitation. Private family services will be conducted
with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Okeechobee. The Groff Funeral Home,
1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky is in charge of local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services Inc., 1200
Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870.


ELDA M. HAINES MCCARRON
Elda M. Haines McCarron, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Akron, died
Friday, June 25, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a former beautician and an associate of Ferriot Plastics Company
in Akron. She enjoyed sewing, reading and, especially, her
grandchildren.
She was born July 13, 1909, in Pickford, Mich., to the late Elmer and
Eva Sanderson Haines and was predeceased by her husband, John T.
McCarron; a son, Don McCarron; a brother, Melvin Haines; and a sister,
Mary Jane Hossack.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Donna (Tom) Hershberger of
Marysville, Linda Smith and Kim Smith of Akron and Chris (Rachelle)
Smith of Ravenna; great-grandchildren, Jon (Julie) Hershberger of
Northfield Center Township, Dawn (Jim) Thompson of Marysville, Mike
(Arwen) Smith and Steve Smith of Akron and Ashton Smith of Ravenna; two
great-great-granddaughters, Emma Grace Hershberger and Elianna Smith;
other relatives including Charles "Bill" Smith of Mogadore; a special
friend, Norma Hershberger of Akron; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends two hour prior to the
service. The Rev. Scot Ocke will officiate and burial will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday at the Cottle Cemetery in Pickford, Mich.
Contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH W. "JOE" MCLAUGHLIN
Joseph W. "Joe" McLaughlin, 50, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday,
June 25, 2004, at his home.
He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and
regularly served as an usher for the Saturday evening Mass and
volunteered for the funeral dinner committee. He was an invaluable,
well-liked and highly active member of Knights of Columbus Council 5534
and enjoyed playing darts, working fish fries and spaghetti dinners and
sharing in the camaraderie with his fellow Knights. He was proud to live
on his own and took pride in keeping up the appearance of his home. He
enjoyed golfing and riding his bicycle and especially held tremendous
love and esteem for his mother. A truly hard-working man, he was always
available to lend a hand and he will be remembered for his gentle spirit
and his wonderful sense of humor.
He was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Marion to the Edmond W. and Norma Spoltman
McLaughlin and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; a brother, Patrick
McLaughlin of Columbus; two sisters, Peggy (Donald) Spangler of Dublin
and Carol McLaughlin of Heath; three uncles, Wayne (Marcia) Spoltman of
Sidney, William (Eleanor) McLaughlin of Urbana and Robert McLaughlin of
Lexington, Ky.; five aunts, Leona (Paul) Smith of California, Marcella
Mott and Mary Ann Wallace of Urbana, Patty Spoltman of Olympia, Wash.,
and Ann Spoltman of Sidney; many cousins; and his church family.
A memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate and burial will
be at Oak Dale Cemetery in Urbana at a later date. Friends may call at
the church from 6:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Refreshments
and fellowship will follow the Mass in Falvey Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 5534
in care of the Mannasmith Funeral Home which is in charge of
arrangements.

FRANK E. THOMPSON
Frank E. Thompson, 67, of the Raymond/West Mansfield area died Thursday,
June 24, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after an
extended illness.
He and his brother were lifelong Jersey dairy farmers and he worked in
the paint department at McAuliffe's Ace Hardware store during his
retirement. He was a faithful member of the Old Union Church of Christ
and a past member of the Liberty Feeders 4-H Club. He graduated from
Raymond High School in 1954 and served in the National Guard. He
especially enjoyed collecting model trains. He lived his entire life on
the family farm.
He was born Nov. 11, 1936, on the family home place to the late Marion
James and Edna Leota Davis Thompson and was predeceased by a brother,
Mervin J. Thompson.
He is survived by a brother, Francis E. (Dorothy) Thompson of West
Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Thompson of Mount Vernon; nieces
and nephews, Curt (Karen) Thompson of Mount Vernon, Doug (Ana) Thompson
of Oklahoma City, Okla., John Thompson of Sunbury, Laurie (Jerry) Tucker
of Brentwood, Tenn., Brian (Cathy) Thompson of West Mansfield, Barry
(Becky) Thompson of Nashville, Tenn., and Lynda Thompson of Estes Park,
Colo.; great-nieces and -nephews, Gracie Tucker, Brandon, Bethany and
Phillip Thompson and Greg and Donna Thompson; and a special friend,
Sharon Price of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Old Union Church
of Christ, 19980 Raymond Road, Marysville. Dennis Faulkner will
officiate and burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery in Raymond. Friends
may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the India Fund or Potter's
Orphanage in care of the church.

RAYDA A. BAILEY
Rayda A. Bailey, 97, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Union County, died
Friday, June 18, 2004, under hospice care at her home.
She was a retired school teacher and homemaker and moved to Florida in
1992.
She was born May 17, 1907, in Marion County to the late Earnest and
Rebecca Converse and was predeceased in 1988 by her husband of 52 years,
Thomas C. Bailey.
She is survived by three children, Thomas of Houston, Texas, Gary of
Melbourne and Joyce Ryerson of Hanover, N.H.; and a brother, LaMoyne
Converse of Richwood.
Memorial services were held today at the Beach Funeral Home, 1689 S.
Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

MARY L. DIPIETRO LEAVER
Mary L. DiPietro Leaver, 75, of Marysville, formerly of Westford, Mass.,
died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in
Columbus.
She was a 1947 graduate of Malden High School, a United States Army
Women's Army Corps veteran and was retired from the United States
federal government.
She was born June 4, 1929, in Stoneham, Mass., to the late Frank and
Edna DiPietro and was predeceased by a brother, Frank DiPietro.
She is survived by her children, Maureen (Steve) Leaver Goodwin of
Westford, Susan Leaver Kestella of Marysville, Rick (Judith) Leaver of
Pickerington and Scott (Kate) Leaver of Dublin; grandchildren, Rachel
and Clark Goodwin, Lou and Brett Kestella and Marshall Leaver; and
brothers, Joseph (Delores) DiPietro of Malden, Mass., and Robert (Alice)
DiPietro of Holiday, Fla.
Funeral services will be held in Massachusetts at the convenience of the
family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Violet Township Fire
Department, 8700 Refugee Road, Pickerington OH 43147.
The Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home & Crematory in Pickerington is in
charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.spencefuneralhome.com.

LYNN ELWOOD "COONDOG" KING
Lynn Elwood "Coondog" King, 59, of Marysville died Saturday, June 19,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
He retired in 1994 after 30 years with Rockwell International as a
repairman, servicing Army trucks, tractor trailers and buses. He was a
charter member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1651 in Marysville. An
avid hunter, he enjoyed fishing and was a gun enthusiast.
He was born March 12, 1945, in Columbus and was predeceased by his
father, Gail R. King.
He is survived by his mother, Mary McIntosh King of Pataskala, now
living in Marysville; his wife of 35 years, Charlotte K. Bradford King
whom he married Feb. 8, 1969, in Marysville; a daughter, Clara (Todd)
Clevenger of Marysville; a son, Gail R. King of Pataskala; a grandson,
Nathan Clevenger of Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Clayton (Nancy)
Bradford of Marysville and Calvin (Patricia) Bradford of Hilliard; an
uncle, Emerson McIntosh of Pataskala; an aunt, Florence Bevelhymer of
New Albany; and many other relatives and good friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home with Paul Reynolds officiating. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY LOU HITCHINSON DOWLING
Mary Lou Hutchinson Dowling, 97, a Richwood resident since 1973 and
former resident of Chesapeake and Columbus, died Saturday, June 19,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
She was retired as the owner of the former Dowling's Grocery, Corner
Market in Chesapeake and was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed
gardening, crossword puzzles and doting on her grandsons.
She was born Jan. 17, 1907, in Dennis, Ky., to the late Roland and
Maggie Ramey Hutchinson and was predeceased by a brother, Paul
Hutchinson; and six sisters, Emma Cooksey, Bertha Allen, Virginia Van
Horn, Opal Kitchen, May Stuart and Laura Rice. She married Emory A.
Dowling in September 1929 and he died in October of 1942.
She is survived by a son, E.A. (Sandra) Dowling of Proctorville; a
daughter, Phyllis Rees of Richwood; four grandsons, Michael Rees of
Delaware, Eric (Penny) Rees of Richwood, Jeffrey Rees of Detroit and Tom
Rees Jr. of Circleville; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Essie
Brainard of Dayton and Ruth Prince of Dennis, Ky.
Funeral services were held today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood and burial was at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church,
18 S. Fulton St., Richwood OH 43344.

MARILYN "JEAN" HAWKINS
Marilyn "Jean" Hawkins, 71, formerly of Delaware, died Sunday, June 20,
2004, at the residence of her son in Richwood.
She was a bookkeeper for the American Cancer Society and a member of
Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union in Plain City.
She was born April 5, 1933, in Delaware County to the late Fred and
Gladys Heath Wolfe and was predeceased by two sisters, Wiletta Mae Wolfe
and Freda Anderson and by her husband, Lloyd, in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Victoria (Ken) Kelley of Flushing; a son,
David (Jennifer) Hawkins of Richwood; two grandchildren, Dawson and
Abagail Hawkins; a brother, Fred Wolfe of Riley, Kan.; and a sister,
Ruth Wade of Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rodman Bennett
Brown Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Phil Conrad will officiate and
burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Real Life United Methodist Church
in Flushing or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

JAMES LEROY NOTTINGHAM JR.
James Leroy Nottingham Jr., 70, died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at
University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., after a seven-month illness.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school graduation and
saw active and reservist duty as an aerial photographer. He served in
Korea and earned the rank of sergeant. Upon his discharge, he attended
Ohio University and received a bachelor of science degree in
architectural engineering. After being certified as a P.E.., he worked
at the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Environmental Protection
Agency. He and his wife moved to Marysville in 1973 and he continued in
the Columbus office of the Ohio EPA for 20 years and later worked for
the engineering firm of Bischoff and Associates.
Upon retirement, he moved to Green Valley where he was active in working
with the homeowners association. He enjoyed many hobbies, including
beekeeping, gardening, woodworking and photography. He enjoyed working
as a jack of all trades, building additions to his house and serving as
a handyman for his church for many years.
He was born April 7, 1934, in Buffalo, N.Y., the second child of James
and Wilma Nottingham Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Schumaker Nottingham whom he married
Feb. 12, 1972; a daughter, Lori (Charles) Fraleigh; a son, Bill (Sharon)
Nottingham; a granddaughter, Lindsay Nottingham; two sisters, Jane
(Charles) Haefner and Sue (Ray) Hagedorn; two brothers, Bob (Diane)
Nottingham and Bill Nottingham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass was held Friday at Our Lady of the Valley Church in
Green Valley and burial was at Green Valley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arizona
Cancer Center, Rescue a Golden of Arizona or Our Lady of the Valley
Church.

CHARLES R. "CHARLIE" SARVER
Charles R. "Charlie" Sarver, 80, of Delaware died at his home Saturday,
June 19, 2004, surrounded by his family.
He worked as a supervisor for the Eljer Plumbing Company in Marysville
for 21 years and for Delo Screw in Delaware for 21 years. A 1942
graduate of Raymond High School, he served his country in the U.S. Army
in the European Theater in World War II. He was a member of Reed Miller
VFW Post 3297 and was an active member of the Delaware Bible Church. His
faith was very important to him and he loved the Lord. He enjoyed Bible
study, flower gardening, bird watching, woodworking and making things
for his grandchildren. He was very proud of his family.
He was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Peoria in Union County to the late Jacob
H. and Mary Opphile Sarver and was predeceased by a grandson, Zachary
Reichelderfer in 1997; three brothers, Jacob II, Frank and John; and
seven sisters, Mildred Wood, Helen Clark, Elizabeth Sarver, Alice
Mitchell, Mary Lockwood, Martha Donaugh and Florence Appleman.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Edith Feasel
Sarver whom he married Sept. 9, 1944; five daughters, Lois (Don)
Armstrong of Encampment, Wyo., Carolyn (Bob) Corbin of Marysville,
Beverly (Chuck) Johnson of Delaware, Sally (John) Reichelderfer of
Mansfield and Valeta (Dean) Goon of Marion; 12 grandchildren, Kim
Lehnert, Tracey Stevenson, Michelle Suiter, Kevin Corbin, Kathy Burson,
Charlene Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Lyndsey, Katlyn and Olivia
Reichelderfer and Hunter and Juliette Goon; seven great-grandchildren; a
great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Winifred Sarver of
Marysville and Leona Stanford of Toledo.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Delaware
Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware. The Rev. Richard Van Gorden will
officiate and burial will be at Fairview Memorial Park where military
honors will be conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75
W. William St., Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

IVAN D. BECKEL
Ivan D. Beckel, 83, of Marysville, formerly of Marion, died Thursday,
June 17, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired after 25 years as a cabinet maker with Beckel's Cabinet
Shop. He was a member of Peace Community UCC Church in Waldo where he
had served as treasurer, deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher and as a
member of the church board. He enjoyed woodworking and photography and
did art glass work, such as stained glass windows. He had a keen sense
of humor.
He was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Marion to the late Jacob and Laura
McClenathan Beckel and was predeceased by two brothers, Marlo and Cletus
Beckel and a nephew, Larry Beckel.
He is survived by his wife, Anita E. Rausch Beckel to whom he was
married Dec. 26, 1968, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Marysville by
the Rev. Oscar C. Decker; two nephews, Rex Beckel of Cardington and Mike
Beckel of California; a brother-in-law, Eugene Wilkins of Columbus; two
sisters-in-law, Joy Beckel of Cardington and Caroline Rausch of
Ostrander; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Peace Community
Church in Waldo. The Rev. John Bradley will officiate and burial will be
at the Marion Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of the
donor's choice.

MARY ANN GRUENBAUM
Mary Ann Gruenbaum, 80, of Plain City died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after a six-month illness.
She graduated from Plain City High School in 1941 and attended office
training school in Columbus. She was employed by the Girl Scouts of
America and later by the state of Ohio during the 1940s. She worked at
the Fairbanks Local Schools from 1968 to 1980 and was clerk treasurer of
the school board upon her retirement. She was raised in the Methodist
church and upon her marriage, was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran
Church in Marysville and was a member there until her death.
She was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Plain City to the late Tod and Nellie
Hilbert Douglas. She married Carl M. "Woody" Gruenbaum of Fladt Road,
Marysville, on April 12, 1947, and he died March 12, 2004.
She is survived by her children, William T. (Sue Boettger) Gruenbaum of
Rochester, N.Y., John T. (Carolyn) Gruenbaum of Westerville, Sue A.
(Gene) Dougherty of Plain City and James M. (Cindy) Gruenbaum of San
Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Lee Ann Fraley, Beth (Jason) Deere, Carla
(Bart) Wilson, Jonathan Dougherty, Scott Gruenbaum, Jayna Gruenbaum,
Melanie Gruenbaum and Henry Gruenbaum; great-grandchildren, Tyler
Fraley, Aaron Fraley, Kaitlyn Deere and Lauren Deere; sisters, Virginia
(William) Wall of Charlottesville, Va., and Dorothy (Charles) Conklin of
Scotia, N.Y.; a brother, Richard (June) Douglas of Hartselle, Ala.; and
numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and inurnment of
the deceased and her husband will be at St. John's Cemetery. Friends may
call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.


SHEILA ANN HESSON
Sheila Ann Hesson, 44, of Thurston, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Friday, June 11, 2004, at her home.
An associate of Fairfield Industries in Lancaster, she worked at Martins
Partitions as an assembler. She attended New Horizons Youth Center and
Our Place activities club in Lancaster. She was a 1979 graduate of
Marysville High School and attended Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in the
food management program. She was a member of Stony Creek Church of the
Brethren in Bellefontaine. While growing up in Marysville, she was a
member of 4-H and participated in Junior Fair activities. She enjoyed
singing, theatrics, traveling, camping and reading and especially
enjoyed her dog, Taff.
She was born Dec. 16, 1959, at Memorial Hospital of Union County and is
survived by her parents, Robert and Gladys Hesson of Marysville; a
brother, Rodney Hesson of Marysville; two uncles, Larry E. Hesson of
Marietta and Harold (SueAnn) Early of Bellefontaine; four aunts, Martha
(Phil) Myers of Holland, Ohio, RoseMarie (Bill) Slemmons of Wyoming,
Ohio, Frances Core of Cridersville and Ruth Ann Early of Upper Sandusky;
a great-uncle, Neil Deisher of Bellefontaine; special friends, Tammy,
Colt and Chase Huffer and Buck Clark of Thurston; and many other
relatives and good friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Pastor Wayne Downing will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield Industries, 219 N.
Columbus St., Lancaster OH 43130.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LELAND EUGENE "GENE" JAMES
Leland Eugene "Gene" James, 56, of Broadway died Saturday, June 12,
2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center following a brave 10-month battle with
cancer.
A six-year associate with Midwest Express, he formerly was employed for
more than 20 years with Ranco and had worked at Scotts. He was a 1965
graduate of Richwood High School and was a member of Marysville Moose
Lodge 1651 and Marysville Eagles Lodge 3506. He enjoyed attending flea
markets and was a very proud father and grandfather.
He was born Nov. 26. 1947, in Columbus and was predeceased by his
father, Leland Carroll James on April 5, 2004, and his mother, Mildred
Mae Keller James on Sept. 27, 1998. He married Debbie McKenzie Sept. 7,
1968 and she died Feb. 17, 1994.
He is survived by a son, Adam James and his close friend, Erin Benton of
Marysville; a daughter, Emily James, 17, of Marysville; a granddaughter,
Lillian Carol James; a sister, Kathy James of Marysville; an uncle,
Bernard James of West Mansfield; four aunts, Florence Savage and Glada
(Dale) Stuckert of Bucyrus, Pauline Davidson of Crestline and Anna
Elizabeth Snyder of Marysville; several cousins; and many friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. William Crawford will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call
from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emily James College Fund in
care of the funeral home.

DR. JOHN M. WILKINS
Dr. John Monroe Wilkins, 87, of Athens, Ga., died Wednesday, June 9,
2004.
A native of Marysville, he was a 1934 graduate of Marysville High School
and also graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and the Ohio State
Medical School. After his internship at Maumee Valley Hospital in
Toledo, he served in the medical department of the U.S. Army Air Corps.
After World War II, he practiced in Covington, Ohio, for several years.
After receiving his anesthesiology degree from the Medical College of
Georgia, he was an anesthesiologist with St. Mary's Hospital in Athens,
Ga., for 30 years before his retirement. He was a member and former
officer of Central Presbyterian Church of Athens.
He was the son of the late Lee and Mary Van Brunt Wilkins of Marysville
and is survived by his wife, Ruth Kendell Wilkins; a son, John Lee
Wilkins of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three daughters, Mary Ruth Negro of
Wellesley, Mass., Sarah Goodrich of Schoharie, N.Y., and Martha Stansel
of Southbury, Conn.; three sons-in-law; eight grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Central Presbyterian
Church, 390 Alps Road, Athens, GA 30606. The family will receive friends
in the fellowship hall after the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
the American Heart Association, 1353 Jennings Mill Road, Suite A,
Bogart, GA 30622.
The Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.

WILBUR G. "RUSTY" MILLER
Wilbur G. "Rusty" Miller, 83, of Indian Meadows in Huntsville, died
Friday, June 11, 2004, at his home.
He was a retired manufacturing manager and a member of the Huntsville
Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Joseph Robbins Lodge 930 F&AM in
Peoria, Ill., Bellefontaine Lions Club, Indian Lake Moose Lodge, William
H. Nauss Post 143 American Legion in New Cumberland, Pa., and the
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in Columbia, Pa. He
was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was
a past Governor of Lions District 12L in Tennessee.
He was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Maon and Jessie
Burk Miller and was predeceased by a daughter; a son; and a
great-grandson. He married Opal Faye Kraft Jan. 23, 1942, and she died
March 18, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hurley Miller whom he married in
Nov. 1999; two sons, Glen (Patty) Miller of Destin, Fla., and Ralph
(Karen) Miller of Marysville; four grandchildren, Tracy Miller, Ty
Miller, Lorie Schuler and Shawn Schuler; four great-grandchildren; and a
brother, Robert (Bob) Miller of Peoria, Ill.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Springdale
Cemetery in Peoria, Ill. The minister from the Dayton Avenue Baptist
Church in Peoria will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Van Horn Funeral Home in Lakeview.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pilot Dog Foundation.
Condolences may be sent to www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.

AMIL EUGENE COLLINS
Amil Eugene Collins, 84, of Richwood died Friday, June 11, 2004, at
Community Nursing Center in Marion.
His family moved to Richwood when he was 2 years old and settled on a
farm. In 1938, he was in the last class to graduate from 11th grade at
the Essex school and he then graduated from the 12th grade in Richwood
in 1939. He farmed until he entered the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va.,
from March 1945 to the end of 1946.
He served on the early Richwood Volunteer Fire Department and was a
deputy sheriff for former sheriff Ed Amrine. He had a small plane in the
1950s and did farm ditching and was always a farmer at heart. He drove a
Peterbilt truck for the Dallas-Mavis Forwarding Company. He was a member
of the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Teamsters Local 40 in
Mansfield, American Legion Baccarat Post 40 in Richwood and the Richwood
Civic Center and was a 50-year member of the former Richwood Lions Club.

He and his wife Mary enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, time spent at Ted and
Fern Monson's resort on Lake Kabetogama, Minn., and their 13 seasons in
Bonita Springs, Fla., near Mary's sister. In spite of being diagnosed
with dementia in January 1999, he never lost his sweet disposition.
He was born May 25, 1920, in Portsmouth to the late Henry Harrison and
Viola Dickison Collins and was predeceased by a brother, Denvil.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Price Collins whom he married
Feb. 14, 1943; a brother, Paul (Betty) Collins of Ogden, Utah; two
sisters, Madlyn Sawyer of Marion and Ruth Chipman of Manhattan, N.Y.;
and many loving and caring nieces and nephews, including Gary Collins
and his wife Nancy who have been there helping them in every way the
past four years.
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 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church,
18 S. Fulton St., Richwood OH 43344.


DANIEL CARL DILLARD
Daniel Carl Dillard, 65, of Mechanicsburg died Thursday, June 10, 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A 1957 graduate of Northwestern High School, he was a retired salesman
and had worked for the Springfield Carpet Shop, the Sears Roebuck Co.
and Clark Landmark of Springfield. He was a devout Christian who
attended Pleasant Community Church of God and New Life Ministries in
Mechanicsburg and served as Sunday School superintendent for Pleasant
Community Church of God for a number of years. He enjoyed woodworking,
camping, traveling and life.
He was born Feb. 20, 1939, in South Vienna to the late Ralph and
Margaret Long Dillard and was predeceased by a brother, Manley; and two
grandchildren, Tobias and Victoria Dillard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Virginia Harvey Dillard
whom he married Nov. 25, 1967; five sons, Dean (Teresa) Dillard of
Springfield, Douglas Dillard of Bellefontaine, Donald (Jennifer) Dillard
of Urbana, Dale (Shirley) Dillard of Stryker and David (Lora) Dillard of
Indianapolis; three daughters, Dannita (Bill) Day of Dothan, Ala.,
Margaret (John) Engle of Marysville and Deborah (Chris) Vanvoorhis of
Mechanicsburg; a stepdaughter, Susan Brown Rutan of San Diego, Calif.;
19 grandchildren, Chad, Jonathon, Nathan, Joshua, Elizabeth, Kristen,
Brice, Kyle, Hannah, Bethany, Derek, Matthew, Samantha, Drew, Brandon,
Lucas, Justin, Tracy and Stacie; three great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Wanda (Elijah) Tomlin and Wilma (Lee) Rowland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at New Life Ministries,
11160 Rosedale Road, Mechanicsburg. The Revs. Kelly Grimmet and John O.
Wiseman 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. Sunday at
the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.

HELEN M. ENGLE
Helen M. Engle, 86, of Marysville, formerly of South Vienna, died
Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at The Gables in Green Pastures.
She retired as a licensed practical nurse, having worked at several
nursing homes in the Springfield area. She was a homemaker and enjoyed
birdwatching, flowers, reading and jigsaw puzzles.
She was born April 13, 1918, in Springfield to the late Earl and Mattie
Myers. She married Lloyd A. Engle Aug. 11, 1941, and he died March 19,
2001.
She is survived by a son, Michael (Bonnie) Engle of Marysville; two
daughters, Susan R. Holstein of Marysville and Judy (Thomas) Bowers of
Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a
brother, James (Madelyn) Myers of Springfield; and two sisters, Alma
Patton of Springfield and Ruth (Ed) Fissinger of Clifton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Rose
Hill Burial Park. Pastor Don Hix will officiate. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home
in Springfield.

BETTY PARLET
Betty Parlet, 78, of Paso Robles, Calif., died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at
the Danish Nursing Center in Atascadero, Calif., after a long illness.
A graduate of King City California High School, she was a former bus
driver for Paso Robles schools for many years. In her retirement, she
enjoyed being a school crossing guard and was actively involved serving
in the local senior citizen lunch program.
She was born Oct. 21, 1925, to Richard F. and Marcella Bradford and was
predeceased by her father; an infant daughter, Betty Lou Parlet; a
brother, Richard E. Bradford; and her husband, Robert Parlet.
She is survived by her mother, Marcella Bradford Mann of Paso Robles;
two sons, Van (Samantha) Parlet and Norman Parlet of Paso Robles; two
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Barbara (Bob)
Bushong of Marysville, Marcella Parlet of Paris, Ark., La Vona 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 many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plato Cemetery in
California. Local arrangements are being handled by the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

ARLINGTON B. "ABE" HOWISON
ELIZABETH J. EASTMAN HOWISON
Arlington B. "Abe" Howison, 95, died June 29, 2002, in San Antonio,
Texas.
He attended the Prospect schools and graduated from Prospect High School
in 1927.
He was born Jan. 25, 1907, to the late Lee Arlington and Elizabeth
Romoser Howison at the Howison farm close to Richwood and was
predeceased by two brothers, Marion Owen Howison and Sanford Howison and
a sister, Louisa Howison Yost. He is survived by a brother, Charles
William Howison of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Elizabeth J. Eastman Howison, 93, died Nov. 25, 2003, in San Antonio,
Texas.
She was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Columbus to the late Jacob and Emma Martin
Eastman. She graduated from Byhalia High School in 1928. She was an only
child and had many Eastman relatives in and around the Byhalia area.
They married July 2, 1934, and were married 68 years. They moved to
Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1948 and lived there until 1994 when they
moved to San Antonio.
They are survived by a daughter, Eleanor Howison (Robert) Webb of San
Antonio; a son, David Arlington Howison of Alvin, Texas; three
grandsons, Mark (Tara) Webb of Waller, Texas, David A. (Susan) Howison
Jr. of Pearland, Texas, and Jeffery (Michelle) Howison of Friendswood,
Texas; a granddaughter, Laura Webb (Ron) Hoch of San Antonio; four
great-grandsons, Travis and Matthew Hoch, Kevin Webb and Trent Howison;
and three great-granddaughters, Marcie Webb, Kelsi Howison and Jamie
Howison.
A combined graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and friends
may call from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ballinger Funeral Home.


FLORENTINE JUSTICE
Florentine Justice, 88, of Marysville died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted mother, she had formerly worked for
Nestle's and Grady Memorial Hospital. She was a faithful member of First
English Lutheran Church in Marysville and enjoyed playing euchre and
bingo and spending time with her family.
She was born April 27, 1916, in Marysville to the late John A. and Mary
Rausch Mayer and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lori Ann Gregory
May 22, 1972; two sisters, Frieda Geer and Frances Rausch; a
sister-in-law, Ruth Mayer; and on Aug. 25, 1969, by her husband, Martin
Justice.
She is survived by two sons, Donald (Becky) Justice of Morral and Joe
(Anne) Justice of Zanesfield; a daughter, Diana (Brian) Ross of Fort
Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother,
Walter Mayer of Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and her church
family.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Genzman will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society
or the church in care of the funeral home.

WARREN K. TITUS
Warren K. Titus, 83, of East Liberty died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Green
Hills Nursing Center in West Liberty after an extended illness.
He was a machinist with Harding Machine in East Liberty for more than 36
years. A proud veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in
the southwest Pacific and was a member of the East Liberty American
Legion and the West Mansfield Lions Club. He was a loyal fan of the Ohio
State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, an avid bowler and fisherman
and especially enjoyed playing cards with his wife, Lois, and their East
Liberty euchre club friends. He will be remembered as a loving family
man and proud grandfather.
He was born May 23, 1921, in Rushsylvania to the late Knowles and Winnie
Dixon Titus and was predeceased by four brothers, Russ, Daryl, Ron and
Malcolm Titus. He married Lois Stevenson Dec. 14, 1946, and she died
Jan. 4, 1995.
He is survived by a son, Gary (Vickie) Titus of East Liberty; two
daughters, Linda (Joe) Cronkleton of Zanesfield and Cheryl (Don) Bradley
of West Liberty; eight grandchildren, Kimberly Sue (Darren) Rees, Krista
Anderson, Cara (Russ) Slayback, Joey (Jill) Cronkleton, Matthew (Jill)
Titus, Alyson (Neal) Stanford, Tyler Bradley and Kate Titus; five
great-grandchildren, Cody and Trent Rees, Micah Anderson, Tad Slayback
and Lynzee Cronkleton; three brothers, Raymond (Nadine) Titus of
Bellefontaine, Glenno (Olivia) Titus of Rushsylvania and Leonard
(Phylis) Titus of Springfield; a sister, Berdena Taylor of Napoleon; two
sisters-in-law, Betty Titus and Everetta Titus of Bellefontaine; and
many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the East Liberty
Cemetery. The Rev. Rob Kilgore will officiate and military honors will
be conducted by the Logan County Veterans Association. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

TROY LEE DANIEL
Troy Lee Daniel, 61, of Plain City died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at
Doctors Hospital West.
He attended Heartland Union Freewill Baptist Church and served in the
National Guard for eight years.
He was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Floyd County, Ky., to the late James Clyde
and Neva Daniel of Plain City and was predeceased by a brother, Clarence
Daniel in 1983 and an aunt, Hazel Collier.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Belcher Daniel whom he
married Sept. 19, 1960; children, Connie Daniel (Elvin) Bocook of
Columbus, Carolyn Daniel, Cathy Daniel (Les) Cox and Michelle Daniel of
Plain City and Robert Daniel of Marysville; nine grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. James E. (Barbara) Daniel of
Allen Park, Mich., and Elmer R. (Rebecca) Daniel of Shepherdsville, Ky.;
three sisters Wilma Jean Crum of Ashley, Glenda Kay (Ray) Kelley of
Blaine, Ky., and Linda Sue (Randy) Kelley of Marysville; and a
sister-in-law, Shirley Daniel of Hilliard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Heartland Union
Freewill Baptist Church, 9720 Route 161, Plain City. The Revs. James
Earnest Daniel, Dorsal Messick and Dana Booth will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 

THOMAS H. CONNOLLY
Thomas H. Connolly, 82, of Zanesfield died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at
Green Hills Center in West Liberty.
He was retired as a supervisor at the East Liberty Stone Quarry which
was part of the Connolly Contruction Company. A graduate of North
Lewisburg High School, he was a lifelong Logan County farmer, a maple
syrup producer and a member of the Ohio Maple Producers Association.
He was born April 23, 1922, in Zanesfield to the late Fred and Syrena
Moffitt Connolly and was predeceased by a stepson, William Michael
Short; two brothers, Richard and Roscoe Connolly; and a sister, Dorothy
Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Betty VanBuskirk Short Connolly whom he
married in May 1964 in Indiana; a son, Wendell (Shirley) Connolly of
West Mansfield; two stepsons, James A. (Irene) Short of St. Paris and
Richard "Keith" (Shelly) Short of West Liberty; two daughters, Sheila
(Charlie) Grimes of Columbus and Betty Mowery of Urbana; a stepdaughter,
Judy (Tom) Berry of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; numerous
step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Reba Huffman of Sunbury; and a
brother, Junior Connolly of Zanesfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty. Pastor Michael Eckstein
will officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial Gardens in West
Liberty. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society.


JUANITA MERRYFIELD VANNATTA
Juanita Merryfield Vannatta, 73, of Marysville died Saturday, June 5,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired from Eljer Plumbingware and Rockwell International. She
served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the
Roseville American Legion and Kingscreek Friends Church.
She was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Fremont to the late Leon and Helen
Diebert Merryfield and was predeceased by three brothers, Ken, Dick and
Don Merryfield.
She is survived by her children, Cecilia "Midge" Tucker and Wilma (Ed)
Miller of North Lewisburg, Steve (Jeannie) Vannatta and Margaret "Peg"
Sullivan of Marysville and Martha (Harry) LeVan of Graysville; 17
grandchidlren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements for private burial services are pending with the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

Jacob "Ash" Sheares
Jacob "Ash" Sheares, 90 of Byhalia died Friday, June 4, 2004, at The
Gables of Green Pastures in Marysville.
He was retired from Goodyear in Marysville. He also was a farmer who was
well known for raising sheep and doing sheep shearing.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving four years in the Pacific area
with the U.S. Army. He was a lifetime member of the Mount Victory VFW,
where he was a past commander. He also was a district two past commander
and held other positions in the VFW over the years. He was a member of
the Painter Creek Grange and the Indian Summer Sportsman Club.
A graduate of Byhalia High School, he was born March 30, 1914 in
Randolph County, W. Va. to Charles and Barbara Ella (Carr) Sheares. He
was preceded in death by brothers Nathan, Russell, Eston and Wes Sheares
and sisters Ruth Temple, Susie D'orsay and Mary Stephenson.
He is survived by his wife Louise (Thomas), who he married on Oct. 18,
1958, son Brent (Sherry) Sheares of Marysville, daughter Brenda (Jay)
Kovarik of St. Joseph, Mich., stepson Joe (Karen) Ewing of Byhalia,
seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Price Funeral Home in Mount Victory
on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday. Burial
will be at a later date.
 Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


RUTH CONLEY ELKINS
Ruth Conley Elkins, 84, of North Lewisburg died Tuesday, June 1, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a senior aide at Union Manor in Marysville, Green Hills in
Bellefontaine and Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock. She also
worked at Lewis Manufacturing in Marysville and was a dedicated
homemaker.
She was born May 22, 1920, in Elliott County, Ky., to the late Kirby K.
and Rissa Mae Fannin Conley and was predeceased by a daughter, Carol
Zeller and her husband, James Robert Elkins.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Hook and Michelle (Dave)
Hunter of North Lewisburg; eight grandchildren, Timothy, Teresa, Paul,
Barbara, Julie, Heather, Adam and Justin; 13 great-grandchildren, Amber,
Dustin, Shawn, Lane, Andrew, Levi, Sarah, Brian, Morgan, Kylie, Mykayla,
Michael and Austin; three great-great-grandchildren, Hope, Ian and
Cameron; and two sisters, Maggie Thompson of Florida and Muriel Thompson
of Pikeville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Chapel
Community Church, 9490 County Road 41, West Liberty. Pastor David
Hernandez will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in
North Lewisburg. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Chapel Community Church
building fund.
Arrangements are being handled by the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon
Funeral Home in North Lewisburg.


CHESTER A. MAYES
Chester A. Mayes, 89, of Eureka, Mont., formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in
Eureka after a three-month illness.
He was retired after 12 years with the Union County Maintenance
Department and previously worked 19 years with the city of Marysville
and more than 20 years with The Scotts Company. As a young man, he
entered the Civilian Conservation Corps for a six-month enrollment and
worked for the War Department in Fort Knox, Ky., and The U.S. Forest
Service in Huntington, Calif. He enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie and Indian
Lake and pitching horseshoes. He will be remembered as an ornery and
beloved patriarch to his family.
He was born May 3, 1915, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to the late Russell
and Fannie Harmon Mayes and was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy
Roberts; an infant sister, Mildred Mayes; and four sisters, Virginia
Logan, Dorothy Simpson, Opal Broderick and Lily Young. He married Irma
Lee Ziegler July 19, 1947, in Greenup, Ky., and she died Jan. 26, 1993.
He is survived by a son, Arthur (Sue) Mayes of Raymond; a daughter,
Barbara (Donald) Jolliff of Eureka; a stepdaughter, Wilma (Jerry)
Blessing of Pleasantville; a stepson, Eldon (Carole) Ziegler of Marana,
Ariz.; a son-in-law, Albert Roberts of Hopewell; 22 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; a brother, Bob Mayes of Columbus; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri 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. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Community Seniors
activity fund or Eureka St. John's Home Healthcare in care of the
funeral home.


THEODORE E. NICHOLS JR.
Theodore E. Nichols Jr., 78, of Mechanicsburg died Thursday, June 3,
2004, at Doctors Hospital in Columbus.
He was a Past Commander of Plain City VFW Darby Post 3268, a life member
of South Bloomfield VFW Post 7149 and a life member of MOCA, an honor
degree of the VFW. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the
island of Palawan.
He was born Nov. 12, 1925 to the late Theodore E. and Gertrude R.
Nichols and was predeceased by a brother, Richard "Dick" Nichols.
He is survived by his wife, Carrol; a sister, Reva Wright; three
stepdaughters, Diana Smith, Debbie Seely and Paulette Smith; five
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nephews, Larry and Gary
Wright; and many friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Skillman,
McDonald and Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clark Champaign Diabetes
Association, P.O. Box 1106, Springfield OH 45501.

NATALIE KINKADE HALL
Natalie Kinkade Hall, 92, of Columbus died Monday, May 31, 2004, at
Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center in Columbus.
She was retired from O.M. Scott and Sons and was a former employee of
the Marysville Public Library. She was a longtime member of the
Marysville First Presbyterian Church.
She was born Aug. 14, 1911, in Union County to the late Robert C. and
Edith Reemsnyder Kinkade. She married Richard E. Hall June 5, 1932, and
he died June 20, 1974.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Dean) Younker of Altamonte
Springs, Fla., and Nancy (Gilbert) Gynn of Dublin; six grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Claibourne
Cemetery with the Rev. John Groat officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Public Library in
care of the Ingram Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.

N. RAE FERRELL
N. Rae Ferrell, 92, of Vienna, Ga., formerly of Delaware, died Jan. 7,
2003.
He was a cattle farmer and a national field representative for the
Aberdeen Angus Association. He was a former president of the Georgia
Farm Bureau, a member of the Masonic Lodge and was of the Methodist
faith. He and his wife raised camellias, a flower native to the South,
and he was a member of the Camellia Association.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Kamma Norring Phelps
Ferrell whom he married Nov. 25, 1949, in Pine Plains, N.Y.; a brother,
Donald (Norma Jane) Ferrell of Marion; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ferrell
and Donna Ferrell of Marysville, Helen Ferrell of Connecticut and Anne
(Aston) Sadler of Boulder, Colo.
Graveside services and interment of ashes will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at the Broadway Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


WILLIAM J. "BILL" MILLER
William J. "Bill" Miller, 53, of Marysville died Sunday, May 30, 2004,
at his home.
He was a technician with Mr. Tire of Columbus and formerly worked at
W.D. Tire and General Tire. He was a veteran of the U.S.. Marine Corps,
serving in Japan, the Mediterranean and Vietnam from 1969 to 1973 and
with the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Schofield Barracks,
Hawaii, from 1974 to 1980. A hard worker and family man, he attended
Buckeye Valley High School.
He was born Dec. 28, 1950, and was predeceased by his parents, Omar and
Martha Ihle and a sister and brother-in-law, Candy and Tom Kerr.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Debbie Lavender Miller whom he
married Nov. 30, 1974, in Shawnee Hills; two sons, Mike and Donny Miller
of Marysville; two daughters Melody Miller of Ashley and Christy (Tim)
Misiaszek of Hilliard; a granddaughter, Sara Christine Misiaszek; three
brothers, Dan (Theresa) Miller of Marysville, Ernie (Lori) Miller of
Pomeroy and Mike (Mary) Showman of Granville; and many nieces and
nephews, including Johnny Miller of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at
Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township where military honors will be
conducted by the Union County Military Honor Guard. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bill Miller family fund in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRANK W. SMITH
Frank W. Smith, 74, of Peoria died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County following a serious two-week illness due to a
hard-fought two-year battle with cancer.
He retired from the Fulfillment Corporation of America in 1994 after
more than 20 years of service and was previously employed for more than
20 years with The Scotts Company. He graduated from North Lewisburg High
School in 1947 and served in the Ohio National Guard from June 1948 to
June 1957. He was a member of Scott's 20-Year Club, and Marysville FFA
Alumni and was a former advisor with the Liberty Feeders 4-H Club. He
was a faithful and active longtime member of the Peoria United Methodist
Church. He enjoyed raising sheep and fishing and camping at Indian Lake.
He always put the well-being of others ahead of his own needs and will
be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. His greatest
achievement was living his faith day in and day out.
He was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Peoria to the late Frank and Ella Wheeler
Smith and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lois Kay and a
sister-in-law, Margaret Scheiderer.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Lucia Scheiderer Smith to
whom he was married June 11, 1950, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Chuckery by the Rev. Alwardt; four children, Linda (Don) Paver of
Raymond, Chief Master Sgt. Chris (Gina) Smith of Dover, Del., and Sue
Altschul and Joe Smith of Dublin; 12 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; a sister, Lida Penhorwood of Peoria; a
sister-in-law, Christine (Harvey) Kasper of Marysville; an aunt, June
Cocklin of Marysville; two uncles, Jim Wheeler and Bill Wheeler of
Columbus; two nephews and a niece; his church family; and many friends
and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. The Rev. Dale Rexroth will officiate and burial will be at
the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

July

PAULA JUNE RIECKERS SCHEIDERER
Paula June Rieckers Scheiderer, 75, of Milford Center died Friday, July
30, 2004, after an extended illness.
She was born June 12, 1929, in Seymour, Ind., to the late E.W. and
Martha Hanck Rieckers and was predeceased by a sister, Flora Rieckers
Burns and her husband, Roland K. Scheiderer whom she married July 16,
1949, at St. John's Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children, John D. (Paula K.) Scheiderer of
Milford Center, Sheila J. (Scott) Steckel of Galena and Kevin P. (Jayme)
Scheiderer of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Summer (Brian) Phelps, Drew
Scheiderer and Ashley Scheiderer and her fiance, Nick Hodges;
step-grandchildren, Michael, Rachel and Joshua Dannenhauer;
great-grandchildren, Jenna and Brice Phelps; a brother, Roger
(Geraldine) Rieckers of New Iberia., La.; two sisters, Rhoda (Gene)
Blumenschein of Milford Center and Judith (John) Walkup of Marysville;
numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Margie Patman,
Margaret Tormoehlen and Ruth Ann Lippencott.
She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She was retired
from Memorial Hospital of Union County, serving as manager of the
Milford Center site of the Mobile Meals program, and was a longtime
volunteer at the gift shop. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church, St. John's Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Women's Missionary League
and Rainbow Garden Club.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will
be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Union
County Cancer Society or St. John's Lutheran Church in care of the
funeral home.

OLEMA M. COON
Olema M. Coon of Columbus, 82, died at The Gables at Green Pastures
Nursing Home Friday, July 30, 2004.
She was predeceased by her husband, John S. Coon.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty L. (Gary C.) James; grandchildren,
Angela and John; and great-granddaughter, Peyton Christine.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jerry Spears
Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St. and burial will be at the Byers Cemetery
in Jackson County. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

BETTY MARIE EAGLESTON TOSSEY
Betty Marie Eagleston Tossey, 73, of Marysville, formerly of New Dover,
died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus.
A beautician for 52 years and a loving wife, she was highly devoted to
her family and enjoyed feeding hummingbirds, fishing, bingo and her
pets. She was a 1948 graduate of New Dover High School and completed
cosmetology school in Columbus. She first worked as a beautician with
Marge DeGood at Belva Ewing's beauty shop on East Fifth and Walnut
streets. Later, she operated her own beauty shop at home until she
opened Betty's Beauty Shoppe in 1966 at the corner of Fourth and Court
streets. Upon her retirement, the shop became known as Shear
Expressions, operated by Sherie Noble and Deanna Fee, and she continued
to work part time. She was also a beautician at Heartland of Marysville
and Carriage Court. Despite acquiring diabetes in 1978 and having a
heart attack in 1984, she maintained an active schedule in cosmetology
and kept up with her grandchildren's ball games.
She was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Delaware County to the late Dennis and
Claudia May Shroats Eagleston and was predeceased by her stepfather, Leo
Fleck.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gene R. Tossey whom she
married Jan. 7, 1951, at her family home in New Dover by the Rev. George
Reed; a son, Tim (Saundra) Tossey of Waverly; a granddaughter, Jennifer
(Eric) Tossey-Zoldak of Raymond; a grandson, Brett (Christina) Tossey of
Broadway; five great-grandchildren, Maggie and Kacey Huffman, Savannah
Dickinson, Brandon Zoldak and Paul Tossey; a stepsister, Patricia Eddy
of Houston, Texas; a sister-in-law, Becky Evans of Marysville; an aunt
and uncle, Sis and Harold Shroats of Chicago; her mother-in-law, Clymena
Wagner of Columbus; and many other relatives and friends, including Kay
Schultz of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JUDY ANN DAUM PHIPPS
Judy Ann Daum Phipps, 61, of North Lewisburg died Thursday, July 29,
2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A 1962 graduate of Fairbanks High School, she was a homemaker and was
devoted to her family. She enjoyed flower gardening, taking snapshots of
loved ones and the company of her dog, Lacey. She was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed.
She was born May 5, 1943, in Columbus and was predeceased by her mother,
Lena Thompson Daum in 2002; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Don
and Gertrude Phipps.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Jimmie Dale Phipps whom she
married July 3, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church; her father, Earnest
H.P. Daum of Huntsville; two sons, William (Jodi) Phipps of St. Paris
and Michael (Stephanie) Phipps of Marysville; three grandchildren,
Kirsten, Alex and Ainsley; two brothers, Ernest E. (Shirley) Daum of
Florida and Larry (Linda) Daum of West Mansfield; four brothers-in-law,
Gene (Nancy) Phipps and Terry (Karen) Phipps of Marysville, Danny
(Patti) Phipps of Raymond and Don Allen (Cathleen) Phipps of Zanesfield;
two uncles, Jack (Esther) Thompson of Unionville Center and Manuel Daum
of Marysville; three aunts, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell, Patty Daum of
Marysville and Carolyn Daum of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


CLAUDE CHAPMAN
Claude Chapman, 48, of Plain City died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 28,
2004, at his residence.
He was employed by Arched Casings of Plain City and was an extremely
talented musician who enjoyed writing and playing music in his home
recording studio. He spent many hours on his 1932 Fort T Bucket and was
very proud of his home remodeling.
He was born Nov. 6, 1955, in Columbus and was predeceased by his father,
Luther Chapman in 2001.
He is survived by a daughter, Dawn (Martin) Spanhel of the Czech
Republic; two granddaughters, Darian and Natalia; his stepfather and
mother, Frank and Ruby Parsley Decker of Grove City; his maternal
grandmother, Irene Parsley of Orient; a sister, Linda (Dan) Colvin of
Plain City; two nieces, Daniella Wolgemuth and Amy Walker; a nephew, Ben
Colvin; two great-nephews; and four great-nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Howard Schmitt will officiate and burial will
be at Concord Cemetery in Grove City. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Central
Mental Health Services, 1301 N. High St., Columbus OH 43201, attn.:
Suicide Prevention Services.

SCOTT F. "COWBOY" CHIARELLO
Scott F. "Cowboy" Chiarello, 44, of York Center, formerly of Florida and
New Jersey, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 25, 2004, at his home.
He was a roofer and enjoyed bull riding, singing, watching NASCAR,
riding motorcycles and being outdoors. He was a talented artist.
He was born July 14, 1960, in Ridgewood, N.J. and is survived by his
father, Paul Frank Chiarello of Florida and Nancy Mulbarger Chiarello of
Marysville; his wife, Jeanie M. McDonough whom he married June 25, 1983,
in Coral Springs, Fla.; three children, Jessica Leigh, Caitlin Murphy
and Casey Joseph Chiarello of the home; a brother, Paul Frank Chiarello
of Marysville; and two sisters, Sheri (Gary) Kitson of Florida and
Stacey (Jon) Basiliadis of Marysville.
The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate at a celebration of life service
to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ADAMHS Board, 131 N. Main
St.,Marysville.

VERNA MOSHER IVES
Verna Mosher Ives of Marysville died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
She grew up in Greenwich, N.Y., lived in Ticonderoga, N.Y., from 1953 to
1978 and then lived in Kissimmee, Fla., where she also spent her winters
while living in Union County for the past 11 years. She was a retired
bookkeeper for the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper, a member and Past
Worthy Matron of Ashlar Chapter OES in Greenwich and a member of the
Mountain-Doers Western Square Dance Club in Port Henry, N.Y., the Wagon
Wheels and Buttons and Bows Western Square Dance clubs and the Round
Dance Club of St. Cloud, Fla. She was a member of the First United
Methodist Church in Kissimmee and was a volunteer at Kissimmee Humana
Hospital for 10 years with 10,000 hours of service. She was an animal
lover and was fond of gardening and flowers.
She was born in Easton, N.Y., to the late Edward and Mary Hildage Mosher
and was predeceased by her first husband, August Foss in 1977; by her
second husband, Clarence Ives; and a son, August E. Foss.
She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Donald Graham; a daughter,
Nancy Alexander of Sandwich, Mass.; eight grandchildren; ten
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three
step-children; four step-grandchildren; and three
step-great-grandchildren.
There will be no local services. A committal service and burial will be
held at a later date in Greenwich.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Hospice, 2760 Airport Drive,
Suite 100, Columbus OH 43219; the Ostrander United Methodist Church, 166
W. North St., Ostrander OH 43061; or the Delaware County Humane Society,
4920 Route 37 East, Delaware OH 43015.
Arrangements are being handled by the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.

 

FRANCES KATHRYN "KIT" WIBLE BURGER
Frances Kathryn "Kit" Wible Burger, 91, of Marysville died Tuesday, July
27, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired as a clerk at the Plain City Post Office after 25 years
of service and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid
and the Book Club. She studied music at Capital University and played
the violin and piano.
She was born May 28, 1913, in Irwin to the late James Frank and Clara
Seel Wible and was predeceased by two brothers, Glenn Wible and John
Wible and three sisters, Helen Violet, Grace Gorton and Marian Wible.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Edward Burger whom she married
April 4, 1945, in Marysville; five children, Anne Kathryn (James)
Scheiderer of Milford Center, George (Rita Black) Burger of Marysville,
William (Dawn) Burger of Irwin, Laura (James) Paluch of Plain City and
Mary Alice (Jerry) Carpenter of Irwin; 13 grandchildren, Robert (Nancy)
Scheiderer, David Scheiderer, Joe (Meredith) Scheiderer, Tammy Kathryn
(Ron) Hunt, Edward (Laura) Burger, Philip Burger, Christopher (Unmi
Defibaugh) Burger, Benjamin Wible (Melissa) Burger, Hope Burger, Daniel
(Nikki Rainwater) Paluch, Kathryn Paluch, Angela LaPat and Aaron
(Jackie) Carpenter; nine great-grandchildren, Caleb and Evan Scheiderer,
Ryan Hunt, Hannah Burger, Molly, Harley and Presley Burger, Andrew Lapat
and Gracie Kathryn Carpenter; a sister-in-law, Ruth Wible of Milford
Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Milford Center. The Rev. Gerald D. Matzke will officiate and
burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul
Lutheran Church Building Fund, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, OH 43045.

EDDIE H. "BUB" SISSON
Eddie H. "Bub" Sisson, 59, of Marion died Monday, July 26, 2004, at
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
A 1962 graduate of Radnor High School, he was employed for 39 years with
the Whirlpool Corporation in the maintenance department as a masters
control technician. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 and was
a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. An
avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, firearms, camping and
boating. He was a resident of Marion for 34 years and had lived in
Delaware the previous 25 years.
He was born Oct. 31, 1944, in Delaware to the late Clarence H. and Helen
Congrove Sisson and was predeceased by two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Clara M. Layman Sisson whom he married Aug.
13, 1976, in Marion; a son, Thomas W. Sisson of Columbus; a daughter,
Christina M. (Randy) Sisson-Gay of Waldo; two brothers, Gene (Florence)
Sisson of Columbus and Don (Wanda) Sisson of Marysville; and a sister,
Ruth Ann "Abby" (Charles) Mason of Waldo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home,
122 W. Columbia St., Marion. Pastor John Trumble will officiate and
burial will be at the Radnor Cemetery where military rites will be
conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

CLARA BELLE WILLIAMS FRENCH
Clara Belle Williams French, 73, of Marysville, formerly of Gahanna,
died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at her home surrounded by her family
following an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother.
She was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Columbus to the late Sterling and
Margaret Spencer Williams and was predeceased by three brothers and
three sisters.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert F. French Sr.
whom she married May 22, 1947, in Obetz; three daughters, Janet Miller
of Marysville, Brenda Welle of Largo, Fla., and Tina Lowery of
Marysville; a son, Robert F. (Jodie) French Jr. of Hopewell; eight
grandchildren, Misty (Joe) Roberts, Dan (Sara) Miller, Christina (Ed)
Rausch, Douglas Adams, Candie (Bob) Lanier, Mark "Adam" Lowery, Trisha
Lowery and Stephanie French; four great-grandchildren, Joey, Nikki,
Jesse and Cassidy; a brother, Donald Williams of Black Canyon City,
Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Norma Williams of Hilliard; a brother-in-law,
Earl (Mary) French of Pataskala; several nieces and nephews; special
friends, Donald French, Tim Williams, Mark Middleton and Bill Miller;
and loving pets, Queenie Girl, Scooter, Dude, Jake, Bessie, Lacy and
Mojo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHERYL ANN KINCAID LEFEVRE
Cheryl Ann Kincaid LeFevre, 46, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of the
Peoria-Raymond area, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at Dallas Presbyterian
Hospital following an extended illness.
She had been employed as a systems administrator with Southwest Airlines
in Dallas and her career had allowed her to live in several other
states. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints and completed an 18-month mission trip to Scotland
from 1978-1980. She was a 1976 graduate of Marysville High School,
received an associate degree from Columbus State and completed her
bachelor's degree in Florida. She was a passionate genealogist.
She was born Oct. 31, 1957, in Marysville to Newman E. and Erma Mae
Lockwood Kincaid and was predeceased by her father on Ocxt. 3, 2002.
She is survived by her mother of Washington C.H.; her husband, Byron
LeFevre whom she married Oct. 9, 1987, in the Washington Temple; five
brothers, Terry (Gretchen) Kincaid of Washington C.H., Ron (Mary)
Kincaid of Columbus, Don Kincaid of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Newman
Earl (Belinda) Kincaid of Whitehall and Wesley Myrl (Chris) Kincaid of
Marengo; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Raymond
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association in care of the Mannasmith Funeral Home which is assisting
the family.

KATHRYN JOAN "KATHY" GAUCHAT
Kathryn Joan "Kathy" Gauchat, 45, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, she had formerly worked as
a nurse aide at Milcrest Nursing Center and had recently been employed
with Burger King at the Shell Gas Station.
She was born Oct. 11, 1958, in McKeesport, Pa., to Allen O'Hara and Mary
Appleby and was predeceased by her father, a brother, John O'Hara; and
her father- and mother-in-law, Gerard and Edith Gauchat.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Mary and Gary McKinley of
Marysville; her husband of nearly 24 years, Ronald Gauchat whom she
married Sept. 29, 1980, in Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Cristy Gauchat
of Columbus; a son, Michael Gauchat of the home; two sisters, Pam O'Hara
of Oakland, Calif., and Roxanne (Carl) Lowe of Raymond; a brother,
Gerard (Rachel) Gauchat of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sisters-in-law, Susan
Adair of Canyon Country, Calif., Karen Spencer and Donna (John) Chapon
of Lorain and Anita (Jim) Naulty of Cleveland; two brothers-in-law,
Donald (Carol) Gauchat of Las Vegas and Pete Gauchat of Middleburg;
three aunts, Grace (Leon) Adams of Carlinville, Ill., Yvonne Skalsky of
Disputanta, Va., and Ruth (Ed) Bowers of West Mifflin, Pa.; an uncle,
Harold (Laverne) Appleby of Powder Springs, Ga.; and many nieces and
nephews, including Brandy, Brenna, Eugene and Brady.
A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home. The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate and burial
will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to the time
of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kathryn Gauchat Children Fund
in care of the funeral home.

SALLY A. WATERS
Sally A. Waters, 70, of Columbus died Sunday, July 18, 2004.
She was a 1952 graduate of Marysville High School and attended Bowling
Green State University. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern
Star in Marysville and the DAR. She retired after 26 years of devoted
service to the Hilliard City Schools where she served as a secretary to
the treasurer.
She was predeceased by her parents, Rink and Kate Worthington; a sister,
Madeline; and a brother, Bill Worthington.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Eugene Waters; a daughter,
April Waters of Dublin; nieces and nephews and their families, Marsha
Worthington Edwards, her husband Roger and their children, Jordan and
Emily Edwards, Jeff Worthington, his wife Carla and their children,
Trey, Trenton and Crystal, Angie Worthington Osborne, her husband Damon
and their children, Cameron and Boston Osborne, Jay Bonar, his wife
Ronda and their children, Kyle and Katelynn Bonar, and Scott Waters, his
wife Cheryl and their son Jake; and a host of relatives and friends.,
A celebration of life service will be held at noon Friday at the Tidd
Funeral Home with Crematory, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard. Friends may
call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilliard Education Foundation,
5323 Cemetery Road, Hilliard OH 43026.

 

MICHELLE LYNN CLARK
Michelle Lynn Clark, 26, of Columbus died unexpectedly Monday, July 19,
2004, at her home.
She touched many people and their hearts with her eyes and smile and
will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by her grandfather, Ralph Price and grandmother,
Shirley Clark.
She is survived by her loving parents, Gerald and Beverly; her
grandmother, Lela "Mommom" Price; brothers and sisters, Roger (Lana)
Clark, Tracey (Shawn) Kaeser, Christopher (Stacy) Clark and Kimberly
Clark; nieces, Maggie, Rachel and Hannah; nephews, Aaron, Connor, Joshua
and Ethan; special friend Lorie Miles; special brother, Taloren; and
aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m.Thursday at the
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St.,
Worthington, and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

NANCY LOU KENNEDY
Nancy Lou Kennedy, 64, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from Sprint and was a member of the Sprint Pioneers Club
Region 2 and District, Communication Workers of America where she was a
past president and held many other offices, Buckeye State Chapter IATP,
Indiana Telephone Pioneer Association and County Culture Club of which
she was a past president. She received the Regional 2 John Knox Johnson
Award and helped to organize, holding all offices and remaining active
in the Pioneer Club through the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center. She was a
member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday
School for many years and was a representative for the church at the
Methodist Church Conference. She volunteered at The Gables at Green
Pastures and made afghans for Appalachian families.
She was born Jan. 6, 1940, in North Lewisburg to Robert and Hazel E.
Poling Kennedy and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of North Lewisburg; a sister, Judith (Dan)
Adrian of Marysville; a brother, Robert (Kathy) Kennedy of Raymond; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Middleburg United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Mebane McMahon 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. Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activity center at The Gables
at Green Pastures, 390 Gables Drive, Marysville.
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in
charge of arrangements.

MABEL IRENE COE LILLY
Mabel Irene Coe Lilly, 91, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in Marysville,
Wash.
She served as a specialist S in the U.S. Navy during World War II and
worked for many years at the downtown Lazarus Department Store in
Columbus.
She was born Feb. 26, 1913, near Mechanicsburg to the late James
Franklin and Carrie Leach Bowers Coe of Milford Center and was
predeceased by four sisters, Laura Mildred Coe Holycross of Milford
Center, Marie Helen Coe Brown of Marysville, Osie Martha Coe Torbert of
Lakeland, Fla., and Anna Ruth Coe Cordell of Mechanicsburg; and a
brother, Ernest Everett Coe of Ostrander. She married Henry James "Bob"
Lilly of Millersport July 26, 1952, in Fairfield County and he died Feb.
3, 1958.
She is survived by a daughter, Jannine Lilly Weaser of Marysville,
Wash.; two grandsons, Phillip John O'Herron II of Lake St. Louis, Ill.,
and Michael Angelo Castaneda III of Lake Stevens, Wash.; a
great-granddaughter, Isabella Rain O'Herron of Lake St. Louis; two
sisters, Cora Bell Coe Slemmons of Middleburg and Dora Grace Coe Messmer
of Reno, Nev.; and two brothers, James Paul Coe and Donald Robert Coe of
Marysville.
Funeral arrangements are pending.

CHARLES J. CARTER
Charles J. Carter, 63, of Marysville died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his
residence surrounded by his loving wife of 43 years, Beverly, and their
children.
He was the owner of Carter's Lawn and Garden in Marysville for 25 years
and had retired in 1983 from Whirlpool after 18 years of service. He was
active in many Masonic organizations, including the Union County Shrine
and the Cans for Kids program for Shrine Hospitals. He was a member and
past Patron of Mary Chapter No. 9 OES, member of Palestine Lodge No. 158
F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine and Union
County Shrine Club of which he was a past president. During his term as
president of the Union County Shrine Club, he was awarded the membership
award by the Aladdin Temple and the meritorious service award from the
Union County Shrine. An avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the AMA
for 30 years.
He was born in Marion County Nov. 13, 1940, to Stanley and Violet
Conklin Carter and was predeceased by his father; a brother, Martin; a
sister, Carol; and his father-in-law, Russell Flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Flowers Carter to whom he was
married Dec. 23, 1961, at the Unionville Center United Methodist Church
by the Rev. Buster Hammond; his mother of Milford Center; a son, Gene
(Debra) Carter of Marysville; a daughter, Dawn (Bobby) Tipton of
Broadway; five grandchildren, Tyler and Erin Carter, Jennifer and Robert
Arm and Samantha Tipton; a sister, Donna (David) Silva of Charlotte,
N.C., his mother-in-law, Doris F. Flowers of Unionville Center;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judith and Leland Walk of Marysville
and James and Cindy Flowers of Unionville Center; five nieces; three
nephews; a step-niece; and a step-nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Ron Payne and Wayne Engle will officiate and burial will
be at the Unionville Center Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday with Order of Eastern Star and Masonic memorial services to be
held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, the Union
County Cancer Society or the Union County Shrine Club Cans for Kids
Program in care of the funeral home.


BURL J. MAYER
Burl J. Mayer, 81, of Plain City died Friday, July 16, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He moved to Plain City Jan. 1, 1957, from Marysville and was a lifetime
member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Marysville and a longtime member
of the Plain City Lions Club. He enjoyed raising black Angus cattle,
farming and fishing on Lake Erie.
He was born Jan. 17, 1923, near Watkins to the late Albert and Flora
Kasper Mayer and was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Baby Weeks
in 1984; a sister, Elda Mayer Lyons in 1990; and a brother, Alvin Lee
Mayer in 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dormalee Andrews Mayer; a son,
Andrew Burl Mayer of Plain City; a daughter, Ann (Roger) Weeks of Plain
City; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann "Bethany" Weeks and Jennifer
Weeks; two sisters, Doris (Dick) Graham of Columbus and Betty Davie of
Zanesfield; a brother, Emerson (Kay) Mayer of Columbus; numerous nieces
and nephews; and a special friend of the family, Peggy Graf.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Lions Club, 13859 Robinson Road, Plain City OH 43064, or the St. John's
Lutheran Church building fund, 12809 Route 736, Marysville.

MARVIN C. TWIGG
Marvin C. Twigg, 82, of Marysville died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
A very capable man, he owned and operated Twigg's Greenhouse for more
than 50 years with his wife and was retired following 16 years of
service with the Grounds and Maintenance Department of O.M. Scotts. He
was a graduate of Oldtown High School in Oldtown, Md., received his
bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of
Maryland and earned his Ph.D. in horticulture from the Ohio State
University. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of
World War II. He especially enjoyed his work and reading.
He was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Oldtown, Md., to the late Michael C.S.
and Rosa B. Huff Twigg and was predeceased by a sister, Buelah Lewis and
two brothers, James "Jim" Twigg and Roy Twigg.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Mary Turner Twigg
whom he married Sept. 6, 1952; three daughters, Marvena Elizabeth Twigg
of Upper Arlington and Mary Michaela (Bruce) Limes and Marina Faye
(Brian) Vincent of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Clint (Danielle)
Twigg, Jonna Twigg, Carri Twigg, Michael, Melissa and Daniel Limes and
Rayne and Chelsea Vincent; four great-grandchildren, Joey, Elizabeth,
Dustin and Alex; a sister, Mabel Millison of Cumberland, Md.; two
brothers, Wayne Twigg of Cumberland and Bernard "Pete" (Jean) Twigg of
College Park, Md.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a close family
friend, John King of Columbus.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Mannasmith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society
or the Oliver Grove Church in Oldtown.


RONALD E. CRAMER
Ronald E. Cramer, 68, of Marysville died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after a brief illness.
He was a retired truck driver  for General Medical Company.
At his request, there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be
at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center at a later date. The
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.


LEE B. FOWLER
Lee B. Fowler, 86, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died
Friday, July 16, 2004, at the home of his son, Paul Fowler, in Richwood
after a lengthy illness.
A member of the O.M. Scotts 20-Year Club, he retired in 1982 after 39
years with the company. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene
where he served as a Sunday School superintendent and was affiliated
with the church since its beginnings on South Maple Street. He attended
the Winkler Road Baptist Church in Fort Myers. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army and served in Germany during World War II. He enjoyed lawn
work, gardening and traveling.
He was born May 8, 1918, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Harry Couch
and Nancy Ann Flora Fowler and was predeceased by his first wife, Gladys
Gay Gowin Fowler on May 29, 1987; two sisters, Sylvia Byers and Carrie
Rife; two brothers, John and Worthy Fowler; a step-great-grandchild,
Mariah Haish; and two brothers-in-law, Robert and Jesse Gowin.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Meredith Eileen Lowe Fowler whom
he married July 10, 1993, at the Marysville Church of the Nazarene; a
son, Paul D.L. (Lana Goddard) of Richwood; a step-daughter, Rebecca
Patterson of Missouri; two stepsons, Robert Kaufman of West Virginia and
Kenneth (Emily) Kaufman of Cedarville; three grandchildren, David
(Carrie) Fowler of Virginia, Kathleen (Marc) Silverstein of Maryland and
Victoria (Kevin) Endicott of Prospect; five great-grandchildren,
Courtney, Taylor, Spencer, Alexis and Logan Lee; six step-grandchildren,
Christen, Jennifer, Lauren, Sara, Justin and Ryan; five
step-great-grandchildren, Carolynn, Christopher, Charles, Carissa and
Kristopher; three brothers, Charlie Fowler of West Virginia, Harry
(Avolee) Fowler of Fort Myers and Ermie Fowler of Marysville; five
sisters-in-law, Joy Nowlin of Marysville, Fay Michaelis of Columbus,
Ailene Fowler of Marysville, Ruth Fowler of West Virginia and Patricia
(Raymond Schriner) Lowe of Little Hocking; a brother-in-law, Max Lowe of
Sarasota, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Whiteford will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Military Funeral Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Gene McBride, Roy Fraker, Ken Wheeler, Jeff
Hatfield, Harold Greene and Clarence Henson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marysville Church of the Nazarene
building fund, 1126 N. Maple St., Marysville, or Union County Loving
Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JOHN ARTHUR HERZOG
John Arthur Herzog, 76, of Upper Arlington died of pancreatic cancer
Friday, July 16, 2004, at his home.
He retired after 20 years as treasurer of George Byers Sons, Inc. He was
a 1946 graduate of Piqua Central High School and a 1953 graduate of the
University of Dayton and was a member of Northwest United Methodist
Church, Capital City Lodge No. 656 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of
Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine and the York Golf Club. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army and served in Italy as a surgical technician from 1946
to 1949.
He was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Piqua to the late Arthur William and Alma
Lawton Rase Herzog and was predeceased by his brother, George Bernard
Herzog; a granddaughter, Courtney Jo Wertz; and his father-in-law,
Harley T. Knoop.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis June Knoop Herzog whom
he married Sept. 8, 1951, at First Presbyterian Church in Sidney; two
daughters, Barbara (Randy) Early of Upper Arlington and Judith (Daniel)
Wertz of Centerville; four grandchildren, Jacob and Kaitlin Early and
Trevor and Nathan Wertz; his mother-in-law, Agnes E. Knoop of Sidney; a
brother-in-law, Charles L. (Nancy) Knoop of Upper Arlington; a
sister-in-law, Shirley Herzog of Piqua; three nephews, Michael L. Herzog
of Piqua, William T. Knoop of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peter J. Knoop of
Northville, Mich.; and many other relatives and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Northwest United
Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, just south of Henderson Road.
The Revs. William Hunter and Paul Brown will officiate and entombment
will be at Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday where Masonic memorial services will be held at
8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside and Grant,
3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214-4034, or the church.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JEFFREY STARKS
Jeffrey Starks, 46, of Raymond died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, as a
result of an accident while riding his bicycle in Marysville.
He was a home inspector, United Way Volunteer, member of the NAACP, ACLU
representative and student at Marion Technical College. He had worked at
the former Parker Hanifan plant in Green Camp.
He was born May 29, 1958, in Marion to Lee W. and Margaret L. Todd
Starks and was predeceased by his father and two brothers, Gerald and
Tommy.
He is survived by his wife, Lasonya Shaw-Burgess Starks whom he married
Dec. 24, 1989; his mother of Raymond; two sons, Joshua Starks and
Jeffrey Starks II; five daughters, Tamekia, Latavia, Ciera, Adelaide and
Rebeckah Starks; three brothers, Lee A. Starks of Marion, Gregory L.
Starks of Richwood and Teddy D. Starks of Columbus; a sister, Maxine
Corley of Columbus; and two stepbrothers, Rick Williams and John Collins
of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Lee A. Starks will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of
the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Union County, 232 N.
Main St., Marysville.



BETTY M. JEREW
Betty M. Jerew, 78, of Tiffin died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 13, 2004,
at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.
She was retired from Kmart in Marion and Columbus. She was of the
Methodist faith and had recently attended the United Church of Christ in
Tiffin. She enjoyed crocheting and reading and loved her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Marysville to the late Arthur Houston and
Imogene Wolford King and was predeceased by two sisters and two
brothers. She married Glen Edward Jerew June 20, 1942, and he died March
10, 2001.
She is survived by a son, William Edward "Ed" (Caroline) Jerew of Upper
Sandusky; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers,
Melvin King of Orient, Clyde King of Lewisville and Omer King of
Richwood and Bernard Robinson of Marysville; and a sister, Irma Jean
Fancey of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo in care of the funeral home.

VIRGINIA M. "GINNY" ALEXANDER GRIMES
Virginia M. "Ginny" Alexander Grimes, 72, of Marysville died Wednesday,
July 14, 2004, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She retired in 1980 after 19 years of service with the Nestle Company.
She was a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and was
a former coach, scorekeeper and player with the Stocksdale Dollarettes.
She was a devoted and loving grandmother who was very active and
involved with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She
inspired many with her unselfishness and caring.
She was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Marysville to the late Everett L. and
Freidabelle Baker Alexander Sr. and was predeceased by a daughter, Lori
Jane, and two brothers, Everett L. Alexander Jr. and Robert E.
Alexander.
She is survived by her husband, Loren E. "Shine" Grimes whom she married
Aug. 3, 1951, at the Marysville First United Methodist Church; two
daughters, Lynn (Glen) Heard of Raymond and Lisa (Duane) Miller of
Urbana; a son, Larry (Sherri) Grimes of West Mansfield; grandchildren,
Jason Heard, Jodi Sheets, David and Shane James, Lucas, Lance, Levi and
Lauren Grimes; great-grandchildren, Hunter, Walker and Lincoln Heard and
Shelby and Gracie Mae Sheets; step-grandchildren, Keisha Hunt and Kris
Gilbert; step-great-grandchildren, Maddy and Macey Hunt and Dante
Gilbert; a sister, Mary (Clarence) Snodgres of Marysville; a brother,
John (Cheryl) Alexander of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Kay Alexander of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scot Ocke will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Larry Grimes, Jason Heard, David James, Shane James,
Lucas Grimes and Lance Grimes. Honorary pallbearers will be Levi Grimes,
Andy Sheets, Glen Heard and Duane Miller.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

PEARL THACKER PROFFITT
Pearl Thacker Proffitt, 88, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, Plain
City and Cardington, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at her home.
A homemaker, she attended the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian
Union. She had a great fondness for country living and especially
enjoyed embroidery, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, shopping and
traveling to visit her family.
She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in Black Creek, Va., the oldest of eight
children of the late Andy and Dora Belle Thacker and was predeceased by
four brothers, Ed, Paul, Raymond and Jessy Thacker; and three sisters,
Virginia Preter, Ruby Ball and Gracie Utter. She married John W.
Proffitt Oct. 16, 1936, and he died Jan. 19, 1998.
She is survived by six daughters, Ethel Marie (Ron) Holcomb of Acton,
Calif., Juanita (Bud) Postlethwaite of Hookstown, Pa., Thelma (Bill)
Harris of Arizona and Georgia (Bill) Nickelson, Ruby Hoffine and
Caroline Wilson Salyers of Marysville; five sons, Sidney (Sue) Proffitt
of Bellefontaine, Donald (Barb) Proffitt of Canyon Country, Calif., Jack
Proffitt of Bridgeville, Pa., Wayne (Terry) Proffitt of Chatsworth,
Calif., and R.J. Proffitt of Marysville; 24 grandchildren; 41
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Mary
Carter of Greensboro, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Warren Goble 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 in care of the
funeral home.

 


JEAN NORVIEL
Jean Norviel, 76, of West Liberty died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at
Mercy McAuley Center in Urbana.
She retired as a secretary at O.M. Scott and Sons and was a member of
the Middleburg United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking
and was a champion pie baker for Logan County.
She was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Union County to the late Truman and
Florence McKitrick Lowe.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jack Norviel; a daughter,
Ann (Jim) Spain of Middleburg; three grandchildren, Amber (Shannon) King
and MaryAnn (Dan) McGill of West Liberty and Krista (Jonathan) Winn of
Akron; four great-grandchildren, Mya, Elijah, Carson and Naomi; two
brothers, Richard (Jane) Lowe and Donald (Warrenetta) Lowe of
Marysville; a sister, Ruth Simpson of Richwood; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Middle United
Methodist Church. Jonathan Winn and the Rev. Mebane McMahan will
officiate and burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1343 Fountain Ave.,
Springfield, OH 45504, or Middleburg United Methodist Church, 11824
Route 287, Middleburg, OH 43336.

RUTH M. PIERSON
Ruth M. Pierson, 84, of Worthington died Monday, July 5, 2004, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a 1937 graduate of Marysville High School and a longtime member
of Bethel United Methodist Church in Columbus. She enjoyed reading,
playing bridge, flowers and cooking and baking for her family and
friends. She loved her family and was delighted in their
accomplishments. Her family and friends were always buoyed by her great
spirit and her enthusiasm for life.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William R. "Bill"
Pierson and a brother, Allen Bump.
She is survived by a daughter, Sue (Lynn) Elfner of Delaware; a son,
David W. (Janet) Pierson of Columbus; four grandchildren, Angy (Byron)
Zalenski, Amy (James) Sordi, Nathan (Jenn) Elfner and Elizabeth Pierson;
two great- grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Ruth) Bump of Tiffin.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home
in Worthington. Pastor Tom Keene officiated and a private family burial
was held at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cat Welfare Association, 741
Wetmore Road, Columbus, OH 43214.

JANE "JEAN" CULLEN WILSON TAYLOR
Jane "Jean" Cullen Wilson Taylor, 81, of West Mansfield died Sunday,
July 11, 2004, at the home of her daughter with her loving family at her
side.
A loving homemaker and minister's wife, she was a devoted mother and
grandmother and was the beloved matriarch of her family. A faithful
member of the Church of the Nazarene, she had also been a member of the
Evangelical Friends Church in North Olmsted, Bellefontaine and Van Wert
where her husband had been a pastor. She enjoyed knitting, reading and
working crossword puzzles and especially enjoyed spending time with her
family.
She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Glasgow, Scotland, to the late Matthew
Salson and Mary Grant Wilson. She married the Rev. Dr. Philip Evan
Taylor March 26, 1948, and he died Sept. 7, 2000.
She is survived by three daughters, Gail (Roy) Grider of Mokena, Ill.,
and Valerie (Christopher) Davis and Deborah (Mark) Mills of West
Mansfield; two sons, Richard (Brenda) Taylor of West Mansfield and
Maynard (Ronlynn) Taylor of Darwin, Australia; 11 grandchildren, Scott
Grider, Stephanie (Joel) Newsham, Taylor Mills, Jared Mills, Richard
(Dawn) Taylor, Robert Taylor, Jennifer (Dave) Maurer, Kimberly Taylor,
Sierra Hawkins, Nikki Tullis and Katie and Clair Lindsey; three
great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Smith of Canada; two
brothers, Richard Wilson of Scotland and William (Chris) Wilson of
Toronto, Canada; a brother-in-law, David (Irene) Taylor of Burry Port,
Wales; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will celebrate their mother's life with a funeral service at
2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home and burial will be
beside her husband at the York Cemetery in York Center. Friends may call
from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

LEAH ELIZABETH BINGHAM-CROSS
Leah Elizabeth Bingham-Cross, newborn infant daughter of Erica Marie
Bingham and Oaschia York Cross of Marysville, died Wednesday, July 7,
2004, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Cathy Bingham of
Marysville and Michael Bingham of Pensacola, Fla.; paternal
grandparents, Angela and Greg Cross of Marysville; and numerous aunts,
uncles and other relatives.
Friends may call from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Private burial services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOY LEE FOUGHTY CONKLE
Joy Lee Foughty Conkle, 62, of Marysville died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at
her home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle with
cancer.
She retired in February 1999 as executive secretary to the warden of the
Ohio Reformatory for Women after working for the state of Ohio for more
than 28 years. She was a member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene
and a life member and past president of VFW Post 3320 Auxiliary. She was
active in fundraising events for Loving Care Hospice and Children's
Hospital and enjoyed interacting with her grandchildren, especially at
ball games and on family vacations. She graduated from Jefferson High
School in Adams County in 1959 and attended business school in Columbus.

She was born July 12, 1941, in Adams County to the late Freeman M. and
Carrie Ellen Stamper Foughty and was predeceased by her first husband,
Danny Dean Keiber and a niece, Kimberly Hicks.
She is survived by her husband, Jim H. Conkle whom she married Sept. 23,
1983; two daughters, Kimberly (Tim) Morley of Gahanna and Susan
(Preston) Kriel of Marysville; four grandchildren, Michael Oiler, Austin
Morley, Olivia Kriel and Zachariah Kriel; a brother, Freeman "Red"
(Angie) Foughty of Bellefontaine; a sister, Dottie Foughty of Ripley;
three brothers-in-law, John (Nancy) Howard and Clyde (Teresa) Hicks of
Marysville and the Rev. Roy (Mary) Burton of Milford Center; nieces and
nephews, Tracey Deavers, Todd Foughty, B.J. Niemeier, Karey Chrismer,
Meghann-Jo Rose Foughty, Leslie Kay, Sara Edwards, Rita Howard, Melisa
Hicks, Andrea Hicks, Helena Cain, Roy Burton Jr. and Becky Burton;
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, including Mary
Gingery of Marysville; and her loyal companion and pet sheltie, Noah.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Jenkerson will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville; or the Union County Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 557, Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


VIOLET HUMBLE
Violet Humble, 93, of Marysville, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Milcrest
Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in
Marysville.
She was born June 24, 1911, in Mill Creek Township to the late Pearl and
Viola Bice Herriott and was predeceased by her husband, Monford A.
Humble; a son, Robert A. Humble; a grandson, Robert Humble; and a
great-granddaughter, Laura James.
She is survived by a son, Everett (Janet) Humble; grandchildren, Doris
Humble of Columbus, Deb (Alan) Herd of Raymond, Everett (Billy Jo)
Humble II of Broadway and Steven Humble of Delaware;
great-grandchildren, Nathan Vanover, April Dean, Aaron Humble and Todd
Burkard; a great-great-granddaughter, Macey Vanover; a daughter-in-law,
Pat Humble; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held today at the Ingram Funeral Home.


SILAS SLONE
Silas Slone, 76, formerly of Pharisburg died Sunday, June 6, 2004, in
Riverview, Fla., with his family at his side.
He was employed as a foreman at General Castings in Delaware for 28
years and attended Freedom Assembly Church in Gibsonton, Fla.
He was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Harlan, Ky., and was predeceased by a son,
Dolever "Buck" Slone and two grandchildren, Jerry and Jamie Slone.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Combs Slone; four children,
Rose Smith of Richwood, Jeanette (Rick) Eades of Raymond and James
"Cotton" Slone and Kenny Slone of Riverview; a daughter-in-law, Sallie
Slone of Magnetic Springs; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and
countless friends.
A memorial service will be held at the Hopewell Cemetery at 4 p.m.
Saturday. David Hudson will officiate.

 

GLORIA MAXINE WEBB
Gloria Maxine Webb, 76, of Marion Manor died Wednesday, July 7, 2004.
She was a homemaker and a health care giver for residents of her
community. She was a volunteer for the Richwood Emergency Squad and a
member of the Essex United Methodist Women.
She was born March 31, 1928, in Delaware to the late Lester and Iris
Manley. She married Royal Owen Webb July 2, 1946, in Greenup, Ky., and
he died Sept. 17, 1999, after 53 years of marriage.
She is survived by 11 children, Wayne Manley, Monty Webb, Debbie
Webb-Shelton and Leslie Webb of Marion, Pam Lambert, Kay Krawczyk and
Dennis Webb of Richwood, Keith Webb of Findlay, Sandy Hammond of Kenton,
Connie Barton of Escatawpa, Miss., and Sonja Horn of Mount Solon, Va.;
24 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Women,
32697 Route 37, Richwood, OH 43344.

VIOLET HUMBLE
Violet Humble, 93, of Marysville, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Milcrest
Nursing Center.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marysville.
She was born June 24, 1911, in Mill Creek Township to the late Pearl and
Viola Bice Herriott. She is also predeceased by: her son, Robert A.
Humble; a grandson, Robert Humble; a great granddaughter, Laura James
and a great great granddaughter Macey Vanover.
She is survived by: a son, Everett (Janet) Humble; grandchildren Doris
Humble of Columbus, Deb (Alan) Herd, Everett (Billy Jo) Humble II and
Steven Humble of Delaware; great grandchildren Nathan Vanover, April
Dean, Aaron Humble, Tom Burkard; great great granddaughter Macey
Vanover; daughter-in-law, Pat Humble and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Scott Oakley officiating. Burial will follow at
Jerome Township Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


WINIFRED ARLETTA "WINNIE" HODGES LOWE
Winifred Arletta "Winnie" Hodges Lowe, 88, of Marysville, formerly of
Dover Township, died Friday, July 9, 2004. at the Gables at Green
Pastures.
Affectionately known as "granny" to relatives and close friends, she was
a hardworking homemaker and a caregiver to many ill relatives and
friends. She was a longtime member of Springdale Baptist Church where
she served for many years as a representative for the Northern Baptist
Association conference at Denison University. She was also a Sunday
School teacher and was a member and past president of the American
Baptist Women.
She was a former member of William Street United Methodist Church in
Delaware where she served as president of the United Methodist Women's
Society and for which she received a lifetime membership pin. She was a
member of the Memorial Hospital of Union County auxiliary where she was
a volunteer for mobile meals and patient care. She also was a volunteer
for Jane Case Hospital (now Grady Memorial) in Delaware. She was a
member of Kings Daughters Circle and the Delaware Advance Club.
She was a graduate of New Dover High School and proudly played on the
school's women's basketball team. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting,
knitting and quilting and was known as a wonderful pie baker.
She was born July 30, 1915, in Dover Township to the late Watterman
Maxwell and Lettie Ann Hanawalt Hodges and was predeceased by her
husband, Arthur D. Lowe on Feb. 24, 1978; an infant brother, Robert
Eugene; two brothers, James and Charles Hodges and a foster
granddaughter, Julie Marie Jensen.
She is survived by two daughters, Meredith Eileen (Lee) Fowler of Ft.
Myers, Fla., and Patricia Arletta (Raymond Schriner) Lowe of Little
Hocking; a son, Chester Max Lowe of Sarasota, Fla. Also surviving are:
eight grandchildren, Rebecca Patterson, Robert Kaufman, Kenneth Kaufman,
Jacqueline Bailey, Jeffrey Lowe, James Lowe, Arletta Lynn Bowman and
James Bowman; 12 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; a
sister-in-law, JoAnn Hodges of Marysville; and many other relatives and
friends including Bill (Tomia) Lowe of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. T
he Rev. Stephen Waltman will officiate and burial will be beside her
husband at Oakdale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and Bill
Lowe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JOHN V. JOHNSON
John V. Johnson, 87, of Milford Center, formerly of Plain City and Upper
Arlington, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He worked with the Fredonia Seed Company, Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
Company and two companies he formed, Johnson-Scott Company and Pension
Plans Inc. He served as a lieutenant junior grade from 1942 to 1945 in
the South Pacific during World War II and as commander of an LST from
1950 to 1952 during the Korean War. He was an avid hunter and golf
enthusiast and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. He was a member of
Jerome United Methodist Church and First Community Church of Upper
Arlington and was active in the Couples Circle of both churches
beginning in 1957. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University.
He was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Defiance to the late Earl and Lula South
Johnson; two brothers, Virgil Johnson and Robert Johnson; a sister,
Velma Stuckey; and on Feb. 9, 2000, by his wife, Virginia Powell
Johnson.
He is survived by three sons, Jerome E. (Linda) Johnson of Dublin,
Douglas S. (Nancy "Maggie") Johnson of Grove City and Frederick B.
(Jane) Johnson of Marysville; four grandchildren, Juni (C.J.) Frey of
Frankfort, Jill (Hernan) Ramirez of Weston, Fla.; and Ben Johnson and
Alex Johnson of Marysville; step-grandchildren, Christi Cornell and
Micki Cornell of Columbus; and a great-grandson, Jordan Wayland of
Frankfort.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jerome United
Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City. The Rev. Gloria Brooks
will officiate and burial will be at the Jerome Township Cemetery where
military honors will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home.

LEROY H. WOLFF
LeRoy H. Wolff, 89, of Marysville died Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A lifetime farmer, he was a hard-working man and a dedicated and loving
husband and father. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church
and had served as a trustee of the church. He graduated from Union Rural
High School in 1933 and had been an active and proud volunteer with
Mobile Meals since 1982. He served on the Union County Fair Board for 12
years, was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Dairy Association and for
eight years was affiliated with the North Central Egg Co-op. He enjoyed
vegetable gardening and his life on the farm and especially enjoyed his
family.
He was born Dec. 16, 1914, in Milford Center to the late William C. and
Anna Kandel Wolff. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Lawrence
Scheiderer and a sister- and brother-in-law, Christine and Alfred
Boester.
He is survived by his wife of more than 63 years, Irene E.R. Scheiderer
Wolff whom he married June 1, 1941, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church; a
daughter, Janet (Mike) Wiley of Hawthorne, N.J.; a son, Earl L. Wolff of
West Liberty; two grandsons, Todd (Suzanne) Wiley and James (Fro) Wiley;
a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Wiley; a brother, Lester (Martha) Wolff
of Milford Center; two sisters-in-law, Helen Scheiderer and Leila
Scheiderer of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals or the Trinity
Lutheran Church building Fund in care of the funeral home.

DONALD REYNOLDS WERNTZ
Donald Reynolds Werntz, 83, of Upper Arlington died Monday, July 5,
2004, at Whetstone Care Center after an extended illness.
He graduated from William Penn Charter High School in Philadelphia and
received a bachelor's degree in history and political science from
Guilford College in 1946. He then earned a master's degree in history
from the University of North Carolina in 1948 and a Ph.D. in history
from the Ohio State University in 1953. He worked as a research engineer
at North American Rockwell Corporation for 15 years before becoming the
owner of the H&R Block franchise in Marysville which he operated for the
last 35 years. He enjoyed playing tennis with his friends at Northam
Park for many years and was an avid contract bridge player.
He was born March 31, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Cecil and
Margaret Reynolds Werntz and was predeceased by his first wife, Marie
Gallagher Werntz.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Beresh Werntz;
a stepson, Terrence P. Specht of Columbus, "grandchildren," Jordan and
Molly Kotick; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Schoedinger
Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, and burial will be at
Union Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside/Grant, 3535
Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.


ALVIN LEE "PEE WEE" MAYER
Alvin Lee "Pee Wee" Mayer, 74, of Raymond died unexpectedly Sunday, July
4, 2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A lifetime farmer, he valued the independence of being his own boss and
truly appreciated his work. He was a 1947 graduate of Raymond High
School where he played basketball and football and he served in the U.S.
Army in Germany from 1956 to 1958. He enjoyed building and flying model
airplanes, attending air shows and steam engine shows and photography.
His greatest joy came from spending time on his farm in the country and
visiting with his friends and family. He will be remembered for his
ornery sense of humor.
He was born Oct. 10, 1929, near Watkins to the late Albert and Flora
Kasper Mayer and was predeceased by a sister, Elda Lyons, and a
brother-in-law, John Davie.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Snider of Raymond; his stepson, Jim
Chapman of West Mansfield; two sisters, Doris (Dick) Graham of Columbus
and Betty Davie of Bellefontaine; two brothers, Emerson (Kay) Mayer of
Columbus and Burl (Dormalee) Mayer of Plain City; a brother-in-law,
Frank Lyons of East Liverpool; several nieces and nephews; and many
friends, including Dave Thomas of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will be
at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township EMS or the
Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

STEPHANIE KEIKILANI LUST
Stephanie Keikilani Lust, 18, of Prospect died Friday, July 2, 2004, at
Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident in southern Delaware County.
She graduated with honors in the Pleasant High School class of 2004 and
received scholarships from the Ohio State University, the Smith Clinic
and the Marion Community Foundation, Marion Area Auxiliary. She was a
member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the National Honor Society and
was active in 4-H and had been involved with school musicals at
Pleasant. She volunteered at Marion General Hospital and had worked for
Dr. Nowacki. She had planned to attend the Ohio State University and
major in pharmacy. She enjoyed being with her friends and family and
going shopping.
She was born Feb. 4, 1986, in Marion to Steven M. and Geri L. Lumpkins
Lust of Prospect and is survived by her parents; a sister, Rachel L. of
the home; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Helen Lumpkins of Marion;
paternal grandparents, Art Lust and Ruth Weeks of Plain City and Maxine
and Ed Roberts of Marion; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church in Marion. The Revs. J. Weston Jones and William Maki will
officiate and burial will be at the Waldo Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 241 S. Prospect St.,
Marion, OH 43302; or to the Stephanie Lust Memorial Scholarship in care
of Pleasant High School, 1101 Owens Road, Marion.

JOSEPH WESLEY DEWEESE
Joseph Wesley DeWeese, 60, of Mechanicsburg died Sunday, July 4, 2004,
at Ohio State University Hospital, exactly 30 years to the day after his
mother died of the same illness.
He was a 1963 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and worked for 36
years at Navistar International until his retirement. He was a member of
UAW Local 402 and Navistar retirees. He spent most of his life in the
Springfield-Mechanicsburg area until he bought his retirement home in
Ajo, Ariz. He enjoyed boating, hunting and cowboy stories around the
campfire under a starry desert sky. He had a true appreciation for the
beautiful lands across our nation and he met and made many friends all
over the United States.
He liked to build things and help others with their projects and always
managed to make whatever he did a good time for himself and everyone
around him. He enjoyed life to the fullest in everything he did and made
every day count. Anyone who knew Joe will never forget Joe. He was very
loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. It was very fitting
that Joe died on Independence Day at the precise hour that celebrations
and fireworks were exploding all over the country.
He was born March 24, 1944, in Springfield to the late Clifford and
Geneva Powell DeWeese and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Kelli;
a sister, Wilma; and in 1997 by his horse Joe.
He is survived by his son, Jason of Florida; a special friend, Juanita
Cordell of Columbus; brothers, Paul (Lora) DeWeese of Ely, Minn., and
Stephen (Christy) DeWeese of Sidney; two sisters, Ruth Smith of
Marysville and Barbara (Mike) Graham of Springfield; two special aunts,
Stella and Lucille DeWeese of Springfield; and many cousins, nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Pastor John Lockwood
will officiate and burial will be at Rosehill Memorial Park. Friends may
call two hours prior to the service. The family will receive friends
after the burial at the home of Bernie and Bonnie DeWeese Roush at 4529
Tulane Road in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

DELORES JEAN "SUE" MCCONNAHEA
Delores Jean "Sue" McConnahea, 67, of Marysville died Friday, July 2,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was born May 29, 1937, in Jerome Township, Union County, to the late
Harold E. and Anna Mae "Peggy" Shaw Rader.
She is survived by two sons, James Richard (Nancy) McConnahea of West
Mansfield and Steven Eric McConnahea of Marysville; grandchildren,
Michael (Teesha) McConnahea, Jonathon McConnahea, Steven Ryan
McConnahea, Jason (Jennifer) Brust, Francheska Brust and Patrick Brust;
great-grandchildren, Ashton McConnahea and Tyler Brust; a sister, Irene
(James) Williamson of Antwerp; a brother, Harold Rader of California;
brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) McConnahea and John E. (Mary) McConnahea;
numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jim Rader, Betty
Caldwell and Sandy Gordon.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home 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. Monday.

Martha L. Harbold, 96, of Marysville died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County with her family at
her side after suffering a broken hip Saturday.
A loving homemaker, she retired in 1969 as a matron at the Ohio
Reformatory for Women. She had been a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville since 1919 and was a 1927 graduate of Raymond High
school. She was dearly loved by her family and will be remembered as a
wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed sewing
and crocheting and each child, grandchild and great-grandchild received
an afghan, baby outfit and quilt specially made by her.
She was born March 1, 1908, in Marysville to the late Daniel and Esta
Knotts Longbrake and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lori Rowe; an
infant granddaughter, Becky Harbold; two brothers, Harold and Daniel
Longbrake; and a sister, Frances Bushong Nicol. She married Walter
Lester Harbold Aug. 29, 1930, and he died April 4, 1990.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Harbold of East Lansing, Mich.,
and Sally (Michael) Wakefield of Highland Ranch, Colo.; three sons,
Peter (Barbara) Harbold of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Gene (Shirley) Harbold
and George (Lola) Harbold of Marysville; 16 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be
at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearer's will be the deceased's grandsons, Brent, Tommy, Steve,
Phil, Tim, Mike, Tony and Kent Harbold and Parrish Salyers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals or the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville.

MONA JUNE "PEANUT" GOLDSBERRY
Mona June "Peanut" Goldsberry, 71, of Plain City died Wednesday, June
30, 2004, at her home.
She was retired from Westinghouse and sold Avon products for 30 years.
She was an avid bowler for many years.
She was born June 10, 1933, in Plain City to the late Daniel Everett and
Flora Lake McKitrick Sherwood and was predeceased by a brother, Jim, and
sisters, Elizabeth, Ada, Lois and Nelle.
She is survived by a son, Mike Goldsberry of Plain City; a daughter,
Diana (Bill) Blevins of Milford Center; six grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, William Goldsberry; a
sister-in-law, Colleen Goldsberry; many nieces and nephews, including
George Goldsberry, John Goldsberry and Peggy Williamson; and many
friends and fellow bowlers.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate. Friends
may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service Friday.

August

ROY T. COMBS
Roy T. Combs, 77, of Columbus died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at the
Arlington Court Nursing Home.
He retired in 1980 from General Castings in Delaware.
He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Logan, W.Va., to the late Chester and
Bertha Johnson Combs and was predeceased by two brothers and four
children.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Thomas (Brenda) and James
(Linda); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nine brothers;
four sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held today at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in
Wellston and burial was at Salem Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel
Christian Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.timeformemory.com/jpr.

MAGDALENA DOROTHEA HOFFMAN
Magdalena Dorothea Hoffman, 93, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 30,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker,
She was born May 10, 1911, in Milford Center to the late Alfred and
Caroline Daum Herchenhahn and was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly
Jean Hoffman; a grandson, Michael Holcomb; a great-grandson, Joel
Graham; a sister, Elizabeth Hoffman; a brother, William Herchenhahn; and
a daughter-in-law, Patricia Hoffman. She married Vernon T. Hoffman April
10, 1936, in Marysville and he died Dec. 12, 2001.
She is survived by her children, Donald E. (Phyllis) Hoffman, Joan C.
(Robert) Cook of Marysville, Sara L. Hoffman of Dublin and Virgil M.
(Judy Salyer) Hoffman of Richwood; 10 grandchildren, Suzi (Richard)
Bergandine, Sandy (Robert) McNary, Mickie (Jacob) Daniel, Sally Hay, Tim
Hay, Karen Gilmore, Eddie (Shannon) Hay, Greta (Jeff) Graham, Mary Gould
and Greg Tillman; 10 great-grandchildren, Stefan Graham, Megan Gould,
Kyle Gilmore, Nicholas Hay, Rene Mays, Holly Riegel, Chris and Jamie
McNary and Gunner and Cannon Daniel; four great-grandchildren; a
brother-in-law, Carl Hoffman of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Mary
Herchenhahn of Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at St.
John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Trust Fund
A in care of the funeral home.

LAURA L. GRINSTEAD MARTIN
Laura L. Grinstead Martin, 50, of Plain City died unexpectedly Saturday,
Aug. 28, 2004, with her husband, David P. Martin, in Youngstown as the
result of an automobile accident.
She was born March 15, 1954 In Columbus. She was a 1972 graduate of
Columbus West High School and recently retired from ATT after 32 years
of service.
She is survived by three children, Dustin Martin, Heather Martin and
Stephanie Martin of Plain City; her parents, Roy and Barbara Peters
Grinstead of Columbus; two brothers, Greg Grinstead of Marysville and
David (Maryann) Grinstead of California; three sisters, Cindy (Tim)
Glick of West Jefferson, Julie (Don) Bouchard of Mount Vernon and Aleta
(Ken) Massey of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Drew Walther will officiate at memorial services at 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City. Friends may call
from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus OH
43215.
Condolences may be sent to fergusonfh@netwalk.com.


DAVID P. MARTIN
David P. Martin, 50, of Plain City died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 28,
2004, with his wife, Laura L. Grinstead Martin, in Youngstown as the
result of an automobile accident.
He was a 1972 graduate of Bishop Ready High School, had worked for UPS
for 24 years and was currently employed by Honda of America.
He was born May 2, 1954, in Columbus to the late Patrick J. and Marveen
K. Merrill Martin.
He is survived by three children, Dustin Martin, Heather Martin and
Stephanie Martin of Plain City; four brothers, Dennis (Kay) Martin of
Freehold, N.J., Richard (Judy) Martin of McComb, Mich., Tom (Sharon)
Martin of Granville and Tim (Barb) Martin of Johnstown; two sisters,
Patricia Mowrey of Columbus and Mary Katherine (Leigh) Daniels of
Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pastor Drew Walther will officiate at memorial services at 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City. Friends may call
from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Franklin County Unit, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus OH
43215.
Condolences may be sent to fergusonfh@netwalk.com.

AMANDA MICHAELLE MILLER GRUNDEN
Amanda Michaelle Miller Grunden, 38, of Savoy, Ill, died Thursday, Aug.
26, 2004.
She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio Wesleyan
University with degrees in music, anthropology and sociology and
received her Ph.D. from the Anthropology Department of the University of
Illinois. She conducted dissertation research on cultural anthropology
in Indonesia as a Fulbright Scholar and shot video for the National
Geographic Society. She had been employed by the University of Illinois
in the Academic Outreach Department. An accomplished musician, vocalist
and artist, she loved nature, travel, cycling, volunteer work and
multi-media development and production.
She was born Dec. 16, 1965, in Columbus to Michael and Patricia Gribben
Miller and was predeceased by two grandfathers.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Grunden; her mother of Delaware;
her father, Michael (Penny) Miller of Wheeling, W.Va.; two grandmothers,
Phyllis Gribben of Delaware and Catherine Miller of Wheeling; and two
brothers, Michael Miller of Herndon, Va., and Benjamin Miller of
Delaware.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Lux Memorial Chapel in Rantoul, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

MARVIN GWIN HOFFMAN
Marvin Gwin Hoffman, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at his home
following an illness with cancer.
A former associate of the Nestle Company, he was well known by his CB
handle, "Mr. Haney," and he enjoyed buying, selling and trading.
He was born July 10, 1938, in Unionville Center to the late Robert and
Clarabelle Piper Hoffman and was predeceased by two grandsons, Darren
and Derrick Hill; a sister, Carrie Hoffman; and two brothers, Richard
and Frank Hoffman.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marlene "Molly" Cook Hoffman
whom he married March 6, 1961; five children, Marvin (Cora) Hoffman and
Debra (Ron) Whaley of Columbus and Elvin (Cindy) Hoffman, Donna (Bill)
Gillenwater and Hope (Van) Gambrel of Bellefontaine; 17 grandchildren,
Dusty, Misty, Tabby, Ronald, Miranda, David, Bryan, Jessica, Cassie,
Jenny, Michelle, Michael, Amber, Eric, Crystal, Christopher and Marvin;
many great-grandchildren; five brothers, John (Judy) Hoffman, Vern
Hoffman, Dan (Helen) Hoffman, Bob (Evelyn) Hoffman and Dennis Hoffman;
three sisters, Janet (George) Cook, Hazel Hoffman and Dolly Stepp;
brothers- and sisters-in-law, Robert (JoAnn) Cook, Russell (Peggy) Cook,
Butch (Sue) Cook, Dodie (Larry) Burton and Emma (Lee) Holycross; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Freedom Free Will
Baptist Church, formerly Heartland Union Free Will Baptist, 9720 Route
161, two miles east of Plain City. The Rev. Wayne Mays will officiate
and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m.
until the time of the service.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT SIDNEY MARCINKO
Robert Sidney Marcinko, 83, of Reedsville died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004,
at St. Joseph Hospitalin Parkersburg, W.Va., after a 17-year illness.
He was retired as a carpenter, school bus driver and township trustee.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Pomeroy and Local 650
Carpenter Union. He had served in the CCC.
He was born June 9, 1921, in Long Bottom to the late Charles P. and
Virgie I. Bailey Marcinko and was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Jane
Marcinko and Mary Marshman; three brothers, Charles C. Marcinko, Bernard
Marcinko and Eugene Marcinko; and a son-in-law, Mike M. Lehner.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Maxine Eskew Marcinko; four daughters,
Rose M. Lehner, Theresa (Phil) Lashley, Roxie (Dan) Marcinko and Marie
(Mike) Johnson; eight sons, Robert (Nancy) Marcinko, Stephen (Tammy)
Marcinko, Michael (Theresa) Marcinko, Dennis (Kim) Marcinko, David (Kay)
Marcinko, Eric (Millie) Marcinko, Jeffrey Marcinko and Kevin (Belinda)
Marcinko; 36 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Georgianna
(Donald) Trussel; and two brothers, Thomas (Patricia) Marcinko and
Manning (Gloria) Marcinko.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart
Church in Pomeroy. The Rev. David Huffman will officiate and burial will
be at Our Lady of Loretto Cemetery in Reedsville. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewing Funeral Home, 106 Mulberry
Ave., Pomeroy, where a Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

DANIEL L. SHIRK
Daniel L. Shirk, 56, of Marion died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 27, 2004,
in the Marion General Hospital Emergency Room.
He was a lifelong resident of Marion and a 1966 graduate of Marion
Harding High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in education
from Ohio University in 1970 and a master's of education administration
degree from Bowling Green State University in 1978. He completed
additional coursework from Ashland University and Kent State University.
He retired from the Marion City Schools after 31 years and most recently
worked through the North Central Educational Service Center as director
of student accounting and truant officer for the Marion City and county
schools.
He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Marion, the Marion Harding
Parent Teacher Organization, Ohio Gun Collectors Association and
National Wild Turkey Association and life member of the Ohio Retired
Teachers Association and Marion City/County Retired Teachers
Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, golf, bicycling and
spending time with his family.
His coaching experience included middle school football, basketball and
track from 1970 to 1973; high school assistant wrestling and junior
varsity football, 1973 to 1974; assistant football and wrestling at the
freshman building, 1974 to 1975; assistant football and baseball at the
high school, 1975 to 1977; assistant varsity baseball, 1977 to 1990;
assistant freshman football, 1989 to 1993; and assistant girls varsity
basketball, 1997 to 2000.
He was predeceased by his father, Delbert LeRoy Shirk, and is survived
by his wife, Susan Daas Shirk whom he married June 29, 1974, in Marion;
his mother, JoAnn Creasap Shirk of Marion; two daughters, Bethany Sue
(John) Carder of Marysville and Breanne Noel Shirk of Marion; a
granddaughter, Taylor; and a sister, Peggy (Steve) Phillips of Plano,
Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist
Church in Marion with the Rev. Steve Roper officiating. Friends may call
from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Gunder/Hall and Folk Funeral Home, 347 W.
Center St., Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daniel Shirk Memorial
Scholarship Fund.

ASHTON LYNNA MOORE
Ashton Lynna Moore, 28-day-old daughter of Bryan and Shirrah Painter
Moore died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Children's Hospital in Columbus
after being born 16 weeks premature.
She was born July 29, 2004, at the Ohio State University Hospital in
Columbus.
Along with her parents, she is survived by four sisters, Makaila
Painter, 6, Makena Painter, 4, Makenzie Meyers, 2, and Hannah Wusthoff,
5 months; maternal grandparents, Sharon Painter, London, Ky., and Mark
and Jody Painter, Newport News, Va.; paternal grandparents, James and
Lisa Moore of Marysville; maternal great-grandparents, Janice and Paul
Litter of Corbin, Ky., Howard and Faith Ann Caldwell of Delaware and
Donald and Paula Painter of Lima; paternal great-grandparents, Dave and
Lou Herron of Wapakoneta and Leo and Margaret Moore of St. Marys;
maternal great-great-grandmothers, Margaret Ford of Orlando, Fla., and
Clara Law of Lima; three aunts, Merydith (Kenneth) Rush of Yorktown,
Va., Renee Painter of Newport News, Va., and Lara Moore of Marysville;
and several great-aunts and great-uncles.
Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
The Rev. Lonnie Storms of the Church of the Nazarene in Corbin, Ky.,
will officiate and the burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until the time of service on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES DILLION
James Dillion, 51, of Cable died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was an avid sports fan and an employee of Pizza Hut in Urbana.
He was born Aug. 16, 1954, in Marysville to the late Robert and Joy
(Sparks) Dillion and was predeceased by a brother, Robert Dillion Jr.
He is survived by two sisters, Beverly (Jerry) White of South Vienna and
Gloria Jean Segraves of Oklahoma; one brother, David Dillion of
Marysville; four nieces, Monica, Angela, Stephanie and Jessica; one
nephew, Shawn; and special friend Tammy Roach of Cable.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Paint
Township Cemetery, London.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Center, 300 W.
10th Ave, Columbus, or the Lions Club Eye Bank Program.

ROBERT E. LAIRD SR.
Robert E. Laird Sr., 72, of Richwood died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at
Marion General Hospital.
He was a 1949 graduate of Marion Harding High School and retired from
the former B.F. Goodrich and Parker Hannifan in Green Camp. He was a
member of Mount Carmel Lodge 303 F&AM in Richwood and Amvets Post 168 in
Marion and was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He
enjoyed walking his dog, Boo, around Richwood.
He was born July 20, 1932, in Marion and was predeceased by a son,
William; three brothers, Edwin, Lloyd and Pearle; and on Aug. 27, 1992,
by his second wife, Bette Jane Jackson Laird.
He is survived by two daughters, Robin Laird-Cleveland and Ronda Lee
Laird-McMurray of Marion; a son, Robert "Bo" Laird Jr. of Marion; seven
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his first wife, Janice Marie
(Honaker) of Marion; a sister, Ruthe Laird-Cooper of Marion; a brother,
Earle W. (Ethel) Laird of Marion; two stepdaughters, Denise Mills and
Diana Scheiderer of Columbus; and uncles, aunts and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood where Masonic services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m.
Private burial will take place at the Claibourne Cemetery at a later
date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Turning Point of Marion.

JONATHAN DRAKE "JOHNNY" ELLIOTT
Jonathan Drake "Johnny" Elliott, 88, of West Mansfield died Sunday, Aug.
22, 2004, at Heartland of Bellefontaine with his family at his side.
He was employed for 38 years with the West Mansfield Grain Elevator and
retired in 1984 after 10 years of service with the Logan County Highway
Department. He was a longtime member of the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church and was a former Sunday School teacher. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II, serving from Dec. 23, 1942, to Nov. 14,
1945, stationed with the 170th Military Police Company in Cairo, Egypt,
and receiving two Bronze Stars. He was a 1935 graduate of West Mansfield
High School, past president of the West Mansfield Conservation Club and
former member of West Mansfield American Legion Post 603 and the
Hi-Point Seesaws Western Square Dance Club. He will be remembered as a
longtime Little League coach, an avid hunter and fisherman and a proud
family man.
He was born May 14, 1916, near West Mansfield to the late Lloyd and
Belva Drake Elliott and was predeceased by a son, Charles Elliott; and
two brothers, Donald and Charles Elliott.
He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Helen Cowan Elliott to
whom he was married July 2, 1939, in Mount Vernon, Ky., by the Rev. C.L.
Launce; a daughter, Marjorie (Dean) Oliver of West Mansfield; a
daughter-in-law, Debra Elliott of Bowling Green; two grandchildren,
Christopher (Josie) Oliver of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Michelle Oliver of
West Mansfield; a great-granddaughter, Savannah; a brother, Carl (Sue)
Elliott of West Mansfield; two sisters, Virginia Inskeep of East Liberty
and Florence Mortimer, a resident of Green Hills; two sisters-in-law,
Edna Elliott of Mentor and Rebecca Cowan of West Mansfield; a
brother-in-law, Richard (Mildred) Cowan of Huntsville; several nieces
and nephews; and his church family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the
West Mansfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wilson will
officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service and are
invited to a reception in the church basement following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association in care of the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield OH 43358, which is
handling arrangements.



OPAL M. BRUST
Opal M. Brust, 87, of Woodstock died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004,
at Logan Acres in Bellefontaine.
She was a member of the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, the
Champaign County Farm Bureau and Sunset Extension Homemakers and was an
advisor to the Busy Fingers 4-H Club for many years. She enjoyed her
flowers, working in the garden and sewing with her grandchildren. She
attended the Allen Center schools and graduated from Marysville High
School in 1935.
She was born June 11, 1917, in Allen Township, Union County, to the late
Victor G. and Sara L. Wilson Robinson and was predeceased by a
stepfather, Everett Leigh, her husband, Norman in 1981; an infant son; a
daughter, Barbara Daniel in 1976; three brothers, Lowell, Carl and
Vernon Robinson; and a sister, Jaunice Ryan.
She is survived by a son, Howard (Donna) Brust of Urbana; two daughters,
Diane E. (Jon) Falk of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nancy L. (Jeff) Massie of
St. Paris; seven grandchildren, Duane (Kelly) Daniel, Kelly (Michele)
Daniel, Amanda Brust, Holly Jordan, Justin Massie, Erin Massie and
Caitlin Falk; five great-grandchildren, Kylie, Drew, Braeden and Emily
Daniel and Allison Massie; a sister, Ruth Luh of Minneapolis, Minn.; a
brother, Donald Robinson of Marysville; a son-in-law, Melvin Daniel of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the North
Lewisburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kathy Reiff will officiate
and burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 124 E. Maple St.,
North Lewisburg OH 43060, or the Northeast Fire and EMS, 60 E. Maple
St., North Lewisburg.
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in north Lewisburg is in
charge of arrangements.



A. EILEEN SMITH
A. Eileen Smith, 79, of Marysville died peacefully and with dignity
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital
of Union County with her family and minister at her side following a
short illness.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was formerly employed as an
office assistant with Ripley Chevrolet and Marysville Lanes. She was a
faithful 61-year member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church
and volunteered for many church activities and with Mobile and Community
Meals where she achieved more than 4,500 volunteer hours. She enjoyed
word search puzzles and bingo and was an avid bowler and golfer. She
traveled to the Smoky Mountains for 11 consecutive years and was a
camping enthusiast. She found great joy in attending her granddaughters'
ball games and she will be remembered as a one-of-a-kind spirited woman.

She was born June 29, 1925, in Ridgeway to the late M. Emmet and Vrytle
Anna Keller Davis and was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Davis. She
married Ernest Eugene "Ernie" Smith June 27, 1945, and he died on Oct.
24, 1983.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon K. (John) Daniels of Marysville; a
son, Robert (Dee) Smith of Richwood; three granddaughters Shannon
Kathleen and Amanda Michelle Daniels and Rebecca Ann Smith; a
sister-in-law, Sandra Stonebraker of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville First United
Methodist Church.


CLYDE E. CARTER
Clyde E. Carter, 89, of Richwood died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the
Sunbridge Care Center in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Essex United Methodist
Church. He was clerk for many years for Jackson Township and was a
member of the Farm Bureau, URE and the Richwood Civic Center. He was a
graduate of the Ohio State University with honors with degrees in
mathematics and German and was a member of the OSU Alumni Association.
He was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Jackson Township to the late Ben and
Vinnie Young Carter and was predeceased by two brothers, Ben and Ralph
Carter. He married Julia d'Olieslagers Feb. 10, 1973, in Long Beach,
Calif., and she died April 15, 1997.
He is survived by Phillis I. Griffith of Richwood, whom he raised, and
her family, Jeff (Phyllis S.) Griffith and Deb Lewis of Richwood and
their families.; a niece, Norma Etherington; and stepchildren, Carol
Beecher, Jack Theunnissen and Dave Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood OH 43344.

LOIS HAGGARD JONES
Lois Haggard Jones, 101, of Columbus, formerly of Marysville and Fort
Myers Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Wesley Glen Care
Center in Columbus.
 A 1920 graduate of Marysville High School, she was an associate of
Gates McDonald and a member of Clintonville Woman's Club.
She was born May 30, 1903, in Union County to the late John Franklin and
Viola Stimmel Haggard. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W.
Jones and two brothers, Lawrence and Dwight Haggard.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Haggard Smith of Columbus; two
nieces Norma Wine of Columbus and Jeanne McLaughlin of Charlotte, N.C.;
and a stepson, George Jones of Columbus.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital. Underwood
Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EUNICE MAIN
Eunice Main, 88, of North Farms Road Wallingford, Conn., died at the
Connecticut Baptist Home on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004.
She was born April 5, 1916 in Ostrander, a daughter of the late Joseph
Allen and Estella Graham Main.
Miss Main graduated from Ostrander High School in 1934, Grant School of
Nursing and Ohio University. She had been a teaching registered nurse
working at Grant Hospital in Columbus, Middlesex Hospital in Middletown
and was the assistant director of nurses at Meriden-Wallingford
Hospital, Meriden. She had also worked as a teacher of science in the
Newington school system, retiring as guidance counselor.
She is survived by a dear friend, Mary Jane Buck of Wallingford; sister,
Margaret Bouic of Marysville; six nieces and nephews, Sharon and Barbara
Main of Hilliard, Ann (Ed) Bouic Yadon of Talkeetna, Ala., Frank Allen
(Barbara) Bouic of Ostrander, Don (Phyllis) Bouic of Milford Center and
Walter (Marie) Bouic of Marysville. She is survived by seven great
nieces and nephews and nine great-great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Wendell Graham Main.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
at the Ostrander Presbyterian Church. The family will meet friends and
relatives at the church at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will take place at
Marlborough Cemetery following the service. The service will be in
charge of Lay Pastor Michael Norris.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First
Congregational Church Education Fund, 23 South Main St., Wallingford Ct.
06492.

MANUEL MICHAEL "BUDDY" DAUM
Manuel Michael "Buddy" Daum, 90, of Marysville, formerly of Unionville
Center, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a 33-year employee of North American Rockwell as a lathe
machinist and retired March 14, 1974. A hard worker, he enjoyed
remodeling houses, country music, playing cards, eating out, genealogy,
fishing and most of all reading his Bible and spending time with his
family. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church.
He was born March 14, 1914, near Marysville to the late George Peter and
Margaret "Maggie" Streng Daum. He married Ruth Adell Evans April 22,
1935 and she preceded him in death on March 19, 1986. He was also
preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Daum; a son-in-law, George
Bright; five brothers, Gerhardt, Leonard, George, Ray and Harold Daum
and four sisters, Clara Baltz, Lena McCarty, Katherine Heath and
Ernestine Daum.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Jim) Kirkpatrick of
Russells Point and Christine E. Bright of Raymond; two sons, Manuel
Richard (Wanda) Daum of Unionville Center and Willard Curtis (Martha)
Daum of Powell; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 16
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Daum of Huntsville; a
sister, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell; two sisters-in-law, Patty Daum of
Marysville and Mary Daum of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, 621 W. Fifth St. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial
will take place at Darby Township Cemetery in Unionville Center. Friends
may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in
care of the funeral home.

DALLAS R. BLACK
Dallas R. Black, 76, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at his
residence.
A member of the Springdale Baptist Church, he was retired from the
Marion Correctional Institution, was engaged in farming and was a former
school bus driver for Marysville and Leesburg-Magnetic schools. In his
retirement years, he was a security officer for Goodyear and The Scotts
Co.
He was born March 3, 1928, in Marysville to the late George H. and
Dollie Brown Black. He married the former Delores E. Rausch February 16,
1947, and she preceded him in death May 31, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Peterman, whom he
married July 1, 2004; two daughters, Debby R. (Bill) Galloway and Drudy
R. (Mike) Yoakam, both of Marysville; a son, Donald R. (Patricia) Black
of Richwood; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and a sister
Peggy J. (George) Ackley.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steve Waltman will officiate and burial will follow at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Calling hours will be
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springdale Baptist Church or
the Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.


FORREST G. HANSON
Forrest G. Hanson, 71, of Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in the
comfort of his own home following an extended illness.
A devoted member of the Marysville Missionary Baptist Church, he was a
retired painter and 25-year member of the Painter's Union Local 1275. He
served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a lifetime member
of the VFW Post 3320. He enjoyed collecting coins and amusng his family,
especially with his "Billy the Bass" singing fish. His greatest joy came
from spending time with his family.
He was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Columbus to the late Elden and Elma Geho
Hanson. He was preceded in death by a son, Forrest Clayton Hanson; a
grandson, Jonathon Edward Hanson; three brothers, David, Paul and Bob
Hanson; two sisters, Joyce Beigh and Juanita Geho and a daughter-in-law,
Mariah Hanson.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Annette Joyce Smith Hanson, whom
he married June 22, 1956, in Columbus; two sons, Forrest Ricky Hanson
and Lee Allen (Ashley) Hanson, both of Marysville; a daughter, Dorene
Gannon of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Amanda Hanson, Christopher
Adam Hanson, Chad Allen Hanson, Zachary Adam Hanson, Jakob Michael
Hanson and Forrest Clayton Hanson, Jr., Karen (Quint) Moore and
Christina Marie Brookbank; four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Gracie
Moore and Gabriel and Ariel Hoffman; two brothers, Daniel (Martha)
Hanson of Columbus and George (Betty) Hanson of York, Pa.; three
sisters, Wanda Samons and Neoma Welch of Columbus and Alma Jean Vincent
of Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Marysville Missionary
Baptist Church, 15395 County Home Road. The Rev. Chris Bocklage will
officiate and burial with military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.
until the time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the church or to Mannasmith
Funeral Home who is assisting the family with arrangements.


ROSE A. KLINGER MILLER
Rose A. Klinger Miller, 71, of Marysville, formerly of Upper Arlington,
died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House.
The wife of a minister for 42 years, she enjoyed raising llamas and
tending to her daylilies.
She was born May 16, 1933, in Dixon to the late Elmer Ray and Evelyn
O'Bryant Klinger, Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Lee
A. Miller, in April 1998 and a sister, Ruth Crabill.
She is survived by a son, Dale (Marni) Miller of Harrisburg, Pa.; three
grandchildren, Andrew, Althea and Breanna Rose Miller, all of
Harrisburg, Pa.; one great granddaughter, Haley; four sisters, Ruby
(William) Miller of Grove City; Evelyn (Richard) Coyne of Convoy, Naomi
(Don) Rice of Fla. and Rachel (Robert) Wyandt of Haviland; three
brothers, Elmer (Mona) Klinger, Jr. of Defiance, Rowland (June) Klinger
of Marion, Ind. and Roy (Sue) Klinger of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The
Rev. John McRae will officiate and burial will be at Mt. Herman Cemetery
in Dover Township.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ERNEST LOUIS COACHMAN
Ernest Louis Coachman, 85, of Dublin died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at his
home.
He was the owner and operator of Vess Dry Company and retired in 1997. A
1937 graduate of South High School, he attended Ohio State University
and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during WWII.
He was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Columbus to the late Peter and Rose Berke
Coachman.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Lea Coachman, whom he
married Sept. 16, 1946, in Chicago; a daughter, Chris (Scott) Deubner of
Columbus; a son, Ernie (Jenny) Coachman, Jr. of Grove City; two
grandsons, Scott Deubner and Sam Coachman; a granddaughter, Allyson
Ballengee; a niece, Rosemary "Tracy" (Bill) Pence; and his "favorite"
aunt, Aimee Erickson of Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Northwest United
Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, one block south of Henderson
Road. The Rev. Debbie Holder will officiate and entombment will be at
Sunset Cemetery. Calling hours may be held at the church from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.  Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ROSE A. KLINGER MILLER
Rose A. Klinger Miller, 71, of Marysville, formerly of Upper Arlington,
died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House.
The wife of a minister for 42 years, she enjoyed raising llamas and
tending to her daylilies.
She was born May 16, 1933, in Dixon to the late Elmer Ray and Evelyn
O'Bryant Klinger, Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Lee
A. Miller, in April 1998 and a sister, Ruth Crabill.
She is survived by a son, Dale (Marni) Miller of Harrisburg, Pa.; three
grandchildren, Andrew, Althea and Breanna Rose Miller, all of
Harrisburg, Pa.; one great granddaughter, Haley; four sisters, Ruby
(William) Miller of Grove City; Evelyn (Richard) Coyne of Convoy, Naomi
(Don) Rice of Fla. and Rachel (Robert) Wyandt of Haviland; three
brothers, Elmer (Mona) Klinger, Jr. of Defiance, Rowland (June) Klinger
of Marion, Ind. and Roy (Sue) Klinger of Arizona.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The
Rev. John McRae will officiate and burial will be at Mt. Herman Cemetery
in Dover Township.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTINA A. KAVE SAVILL
Christina A. Kave Savill, 25, of North Lewisburg died Sunday, Aug. 15,
2004.
Born Feb. 19, 1979, in Rock Island, Ill., she was the daughter of
Sheldon and Cindy West Kave of Urbana. On June 23, 2001, she married
Michael R. Savill, who survives.
She graduated with honors from Urbana High School with the class of 1997
and Wright State University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in
arts and science. She was currently working on her masters degree in
special education at Wright State University and was employed by Triad
Local School District as an intervention specialist. Very athletic, she
coached junior varsity volleyball at Marysville High School. She
achieved multiple awards and honors in both high school and college.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents; two
daughters, Marley and McKenzie, both at home; two brothers, Benjamin
Kave of Urbana and Steven Kave of Scappoose, Ore.; her father-in-law and
mother-in-law, Chuck and Sharon Savill of Canton, Ill; her maternal
grandmother, Nellie West of Rock Island, Ill; maternal
great-grandmother, Gladys West of Moline, Ill; four nieces, Addisyn,
Alexa, Casey and Rhyannon; and nephew, Ian. She was greatly loved by her
family and everyone she touched will miss her greatly.
Preceding her in death were her brother, Sheldon R. Kave Jr.; paternal
grandparents; and maternal grandfather.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8
p.m. in the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. A
funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the First
Presbyterian Church, 116 W. Court St., Urbana.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marley and McKenzie
Education Fund, in care of Fifth Third Bank, 225 S. Main St., Urbana.

BETTY ILENE WHITE
Betty Ilene White, 79, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at the
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a former corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
She was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Chuckery to the late Harry and Elizabeth
Mummey Rice and is survived by a daughter, Leona McDonald.
Private funeral services will be held with burial at Oakdale Cemetery.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

RICHARD W. "BILL" DEWITT
Richard W. "Bill" DeWitt, 97, of Green Camp died Saturday at the
Maplewood Nursing Home in Marion.
He was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Taylor Township, Union County, to the late
George and Jennie Mulligan DeWitt.
An Army veteran of World War II, he worked for the Union County Highway
Department and then for many years at the Rockhold Quarry in York
Center. He was a member of the Raymond VFW Post 9909 and enjoyed fishing
and gardening.
On Aug. 14, 1928, he married Geneva L. Rockhold and she died July 6,
1998.
Survivors include a sister, Margaret Van Fleet of Worthington; numerous
nieces and nephews including Barbara (Bob) Ritchie of Green Camp, whom
Bill and Geneva helped raise; sisters-in-law, Anne DeWitt of Delaware
and Twilah DeWitt of Taveres, Fla.
Preceding him in death were five brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood where friends may call one hour prior to the
services. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be in the
York Cemetery where veteran graveside services will be conducted by the
Richwood VFW and American Legion posts.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mobile Meals program of Marion
County at 326 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH 43302.

FRED LAVERNE PIERCE
Fred LaVerne Pierce, 91, of Richwood died at his home Saturday, Aug. 14,
2004, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A retired farmer, he was of the Methodist faith and a member of the
Central Ohio Ponies, Trotters and Pacers Association and Richwood
Matinee Club. He enjoyed watching harness racing and missed only three
Little Brown Jugs in its entire history. He also enjoyed watching the
Cincinnati Reds, playing cards and relaxing at the horse barns of the
Richwood Fairgrounds.
He was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Thompson Township, Delaware County, to the
late Pearl and Mary Bell Pierce. On Nov. 5, 1932, he married Hazel Doris
Hanawalt and she died in 1987.
Survivors include two sons, Samuel (Karen) Pierce of Dublin and Rex
(Cindy) Pierce of Magnetic Springs; three daughters, Barbara Wilson of
Delaware, Carolyn Kater of Vermillion and Connie (Marvin) Rizor of
Marysville; eight grandsons, Greg (Feda) Kater of Illinois, Stephen
(Judy) Pierce of Powell, Derek (Stephanie) Pierce of Westerville, Joel
(Leslie) Pierce of Powell, Ralph Anderson of Richwood, Alex (Rita)
Pierce of California, Doug Pierce of Westerville and Garrett (Jennifer)
Pierce of Delaware; five granddaughters, Athena (Tim) Pierce Abraham of
Cardington, Lisa Anderson Lester of Kenton, Kay (Fred) Anderson Valfre
of Texas, Heather (Tony) Welch Scott of Woodstock and Nicole Pierce of
Magnetic Springs; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
a sister, Gertrude Cowgill of Richwood; and special friend, Mable
Watkins.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate. Burial is in
Hopewell Cemetery.
Friends may call at Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood on Tuesday two
hours prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave.,
Delaware, OH 43015. Cards are available at the funeral home.

JAMES E. RITTENHOUSE
James E. Rittenhouse, 73, of Delaware died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in
the Arbors at Delaware.
Born Aug. 6, 1931, in Marysville to Taylor G. and Helen Julia Mouser
Rittenhouse, he lived most of his life in Delaware County and was a
member of Springdale Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother, Harold (Joan) Rittenhouse of Delaware;
sister, Marjorie (Lloyd) McDowell of Marysville; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Robinson Funeral Home in
Delaware, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The
Rev. Stephen Waltman will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Springdale Baptist Church, 18881 Springdale
Road, Marysville, OH 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

LARY RICHARD "RED" SHEARER
Lary Richard "Red" Shearer, 67, of Marysville died Friday, Aug. 13,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County, the day after suffering a
heart attack.
He retired in 1993 as owner/agent for Shearer Banks Insurance Company,
following the legacy of his father, Willis B. Shearer. He was a 1954
graduate of Marysville High School, where he played football, baseball,
basketball and ran track. He received a bachelors of arts degree from
Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958, where he played varsity football and
baseball and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He received a
masters degree in education from Ohio State University in 1965. He was
former principal at Raymond Elementary School, taught school at
Huntington Beach, Calif., and was a guidance counselor and psychology
teacher at Orange Coast College.
He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville,
where he served as deacon and trustee, sang in the choir and was
chairman of the building committee for the 1993 church addition. He
enjoyed golfing and skiing and was an avid Ohio State fan.
He was born Oct. 4, 1936, in Broadway to Willis B. and Frances
Marguerite "Marty" Sink Shearer. He was predeceased on May 29, 1995, by
his first wife, Jo Lynn Navin Shearer; in 1986 by his father; and in
1989 by his father-in-law, Thomas Navin and mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Elizabeth and Ray Baker.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Wright Shearer, whom he married Dec.
27, 1995; his mother; a daugther, Whitney (Thomas) Dawson of Seattle,
Wash.; a son, William B. (Noelle) Shearer of Westerville; four
stepchildren, Robert (Amy) Wright of Powell; Brian (Heidi) Wright of
Worthington, Michael (Marilyn) Wright of Florida and Jackie Wright
Howell of Columbus; four grandchildren, Ryan and Matthew Dawson and Jude
and Joella Shearer; six step-grandchildren, Jessica, Thera, Jamie and
Macy Wright, Corey and Heather Howell; his mother-in-law, Imo Navin of
Marysville; three brothers-in-law, Conrad L. (Sandra) Navin of North
Carolina, C. Daniel "Dan" (Carol) Navin of Marysville and Dana (Norma)
Baker of Mount Victory; a sister-in-law, Cheryl Navin Schleeter of
Marysville; and many other relatives and close friends including a
cousin, Betty Lee, of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The Rev.
Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Burial will
be held later at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ethel Helser Memorial
Scholarship fund in care of the church or to the Central Ohio
Parkinson's Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAN H. NYMEYER
Jan H. Nymeyer, 89, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Heartland of
Browning.
He moved to Canada from The Netherlands in 1951 and then to the United
States in 1957. He earned his U.S. Citizenship in 1964, an
accomplishment of which he was very proud.
He was born May 17, 1915, in Nijverdal, The Netherlands, and was
predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Gerry.
He is survived by his children, Henrietta (Michael) McCourt, Arnold
(Anita) Nymeyer, Joanne (Gary) Cooper and William Nymeyer;
grandchildren, Kristine (Andy) High, John (Christine) McCourt, Michael
McCourt Jr, Victoria (Michael) Short, Brittney Cooper and Brooks Cooper;
and great-grandchildren, Alyssa High, Nicholas High and Emily McCourt.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ansberg-West
Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., Toledo. Friends may call from noon
until the time of the service.

ROBERT L. "BOB" SHAW
Robert L. "Bob" Shaw, 83, of Haines City, Fla., and formerly of
Marysville died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Good Shepherd Hospice in
Auburndale, Fla.
A 1940 graduate of Marysville High School, he retired after 31 years as
a truck driver where he transported for local industry and delivered
freight throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. An accomplished
tenor banjo player since he was 9 years old, he also enjoyed the guitar,
motorcycles, trapshooting, playing pool, ballroom dancing, horseshoe
pitching and tinkering with small restoration jobs.
Last year, he became a permanent resident of Polk County, Fla., after
wintering there with his wife for several years. In Florida, he was a
member of the dixieland group, the Polk County Plunkers and the
Heartlanders County Band. For many years, he was a member of the Windsor
and Community Seniors and played with the local band, the Late Bloomers.
A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he was a member of Lamb of
God Lutheran Church in Haines City. He was a charter member of Heart of
Ohio Motorcycle Club and the Marysville Moose and Eagles lodges.
He was born Dec. 9, 1920, in Marysville to the late Floyd L. and Urcil
M. Hamilton Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Margena L.
Streng Harriman Shaw, whom he married March 31, 1990, at the Marysville
Congregational Church; four children, Jeff (Jill) Harriman and Sheila
(Bill) Green of Marysville, Dr. Robert (Bette) Harriman of Pensacola
Beach, Fla. and Linda L. (Jim) Raymond of Apollo Beach, Fla.; two
sisters-in-law, Kathleen Streng and Maria Streng, both of Marysville;
eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 5 p  .m.TheRev.
Carl Roepcke will officiate and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Ave., Auburndale, Fla. 33823.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


LEO E. SPEICHER
Leo E. Speicher, 80, of Richwood died Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Gables
at Green Pastures in Marysville.
He was born Dec. 15, 1923 in Marysville to the late David Franklin and
Catherine Kendall Speicher.
He was a 1942 graduate of the Magnetic Springs High School and a World
War II Army veteran serving in Europe. He was a veterans service officer
in Union County for 25 years. He had worked at The Scotts Co. and the
railroad and farmed.
He was a member of the Richwood Church of Christ, American Legion Post
79 Marysville, 40 et 8 Voiture #857 Marysville, Prospect Senior
Citizens, Richwood Civic Center, and a life member of the Raymond VFW
Post 9909. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling, playing golf, fishing
and bowling.
On March 11, 1945, he married June Neer and she died April 12, 1993. On
June 20, 1996, he married Virginia Cole Carrel, who survives.
Also surviving are sons, Danny (Betty) of Belle Center, Burt (Lois) of
Kenton, Leo (Rose) of Richwood, David (Colleen) of Marysville, Victor
(Virginia) of West Mansfield, Stacey of Marysville and Troy of West
Mansfield; daughters, Peggy (Marvin) Geho of Marysville and Tina (Allen)
Shaw of Dexter, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren;
stepchildren, Gary (Linda) Carrel of Richwood and Pat (Rusty) Eagle of
Delaware; a brother, Gene Speicher of Richwood; and sister, Mary
Bolenbaugh of West Tawas, Mich.
Preceding him in death was a son, Charles Leroy; two brothers, Kendall
and Frank; and two sisters, Mabel Hobart and Dorothy Fryman.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Richwood Church of
Christ. Burial will be in the Raymond Cemetery, where there will be
veteran graveside services conducted by the Richwood VFW, Richwood
American Legion and Raymond VFW posts. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will
officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Veterans memorial in
care of UCF at P.O. Box 608, Marysville, OH 43040 or the Richwood Church
of Christ building fund, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, OH, 43344.
Friends may call at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood Sunday from 2
to 6 p.m.

KYLE MATTHEW CLARK
Kyle Matthew Clark, 16 days old, died on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, in
the arms of his loving parents.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents Robert and Elenore.
He was survived by his parents Jeremy and McKenna; grandparents Trish,
Lloyd and Rhonda; Daniel and Kathy; great grandparents John, Gloria and
Barbara; great-great grandparents Allen and Rita; uncles Carson and
Gaylon; Aunt Kate and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Schoedinger
Hilltop Chapel, 3030 West Broad St., where friends may call Sunday from
6-8 p.m. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery. Condolences may be
emailed to the family at www.schoedinger.com

 

JAMES MATHEW "JIM" MORO
James Mathew "Jim" Moro, affectionately known as Jimbo, 37, of Delaware
died unexpectedly at his residence Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004.
A skilled computer technician, Jim formerly owned and operated
Marysville Computer Service Center and previously worked as a guard at
ORW. He was a 1985 graduate of Marysville High School and attended
Hi-Point JVS where he excelled in the culinary arts. He was anticipating
entering the nursing program at Marion Technical College in the coming
weeks. He was raised in the Catholic faith and will be remembered as an
avid fisherman and a loyal and intense OSU Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds
fan.
He was born July 18, 1967, in Bloomington, Ill., to Albert J. and Sharon
Loker Moro and was predeceased by his father on Feb. 17, 1996; his
maternal grandparents, William and Opal Loker; paternal grandparents,
Dominic and Nicolina Moro; an aunt, Patricia Diane Buford; and an uncle,
Joseph Moro.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sharon (Jerry) Chapman of
Hernando, Fla.; two daughters, Elizabeth Paige "Lizzie" Moro, 8, and
Kathleen Michaela "Katie" Moro, 7; his fiancee, Andrea "Annie" Stewart
of Delaware and her daughter, Madison; four brothers, John (Jodi) Moro
of Groveport, Joe Moro of Columbus and Mike Moro and Albert Moro Jr. of
Cleveland; a sister Diane (Frank) Hall of Marysville; two nephews, Aaron
Zarbaugh and Cody Sams; paternal aunts and uncles, Pete (Margaerete)
Moro, Joan Moro, Sevio "Sam" (Angie) Moro, Geno (Margaret) Moro, Mary
Ioia and Helen (Joseph) Montenaro of Columbus and Esther (George)
Melaragno of Gaffney, S.C.; maternal aunts and uncles, David (Mary)
Loker of Mount Sterling, Ill., Michael (Deborah) Loker of Chula Vista,
Calif., Kathleen (Charles) Smith of Bradenton, Fla., Mary Beth (Tim)
Naxera of Brighton, Mo., and Lillian (John) Hinkle of Harlington, Texas;
and many cousins and countless friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Patrick Toner will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home where a
prayer service will begin at  8p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

EUNICE M. WHITESIDE
Eunice M. Whiteside, 74, of Marysville died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after a brief illness. She was a cosmetologist
and owner-operator of the Style Beauty Salon for more than 55 years.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, member and
president of Priscilla Circle and member of the Ohio Business and
Professional Women's Association, Ohio Republican and Union County
Republican Women's associations. She helped organize the Read to Me
program at Trinity Lutheran School and was active, with her husband,
with the Hellcats of the 12th Armored Division. Her love for cooking was
demonstrated in the ice cream cakes, sheet cakes, cookies, pies and
chocolate candy that she shared with friends and family.
She was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Marysville to the late Clarence and Marie
Rausch Schalip and was predeceased by two grandsons, Nathan and Joshua
Webb. She married James H. Whiteside June 4, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran
Church and he died Oct. 24, 2001.
She is survived by her children, J. Allen (Debbie) Whiteside and Joellen
S. (Les) Webb of Marysville; grandchildren, Jarad, Luke and Meredith
Whiteside and Nick, Brandon and Matthew Webb; a brother, Lee Schalip;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rebecca Schalip, Paul and Peg
Anderson, Jim and Pat Lathrop, Bob and Mary Lou Whiteside, Bill
Whiteside and Pat Whiteside; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Trust A in
care of the funeral home.

HARLAND F. JOLLIFF
Harland F. Jolliff, 88, of Byhalia died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at his
home.
He owned and operated Jolliff's Shopping Center for more than 50 years.
He was a member of the Kenton Family Moose Lodge and enjoyed playing
billiards, fishing and watching sports on television.
He was born Jan. 30, 1916, to the late John and Alma Mae Hall Jolliff
and was predeceased by a brother, Fostor Jolliff and a grandson, James
Kip Jolliff. He married Erma Leota Kelsey Jan. 31, 1936, and she died in
1980.
He is survived by two sons, James (Beverly) Jolliff in Byhalia and Lynn
Jolliff of Fort Myers, Fla.; four daughters, Kay (Edward) Dotson and Kim
Thompson of Byhalia, Beverly (David) Selover of Forest and LuAnn (Brian)
Swinehart of Prospect; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory. Tim Garmon will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County.

MILDRED M. GLASS
Mildred Marian Glass, 87, of Richwood died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at
Marion Manor Nursing Home.
She was a 1935 graduate of Richwood High School, a dedicated member of
Richwood Church of Christ where she served as treasurer, Sunday school
and Vacation Bible School teacher, Ladies Aid president, secretary and
treasurer several times during the years. She worked on the family farm
on Route 4 in Union County just south of Fulton Creek and with the
Fryman Dairy until she married. She had also worked for O.M. Scotts
Company and retired from the Columbus Bank Note Company.
She was a member of the former Mount Carmel Chapter 42 O.E.S., now Mary
Chapter and was a longtime election poll worker in Richwood. She was a
member of the Richwood Civic Center, with which she enjoyed traveling on
bus trips, especially to Nova Scotia, and in later years she belonged to
the Solitaires and enjoyed their activities. She loved her famliy and
was there for every activity they participated in. She enjoyed gardening
and her favorite flower was the pansy.
She was born June 20, 1917, on the family farm to the late Ray and Clara
Rider Fryman. She married Lindsey W. Glass Oct. 27, 1945, at the
Richwood Church of Christ parsonage and he died Jan. 29, 1977. She was
predeceased by a brother, Perry "Bud" Fryman and three sisters, Clarice
Fryman, Pauline Neel and Evelyn Johnson.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Lois Ann) Glass of Richwood; two
daughters, Lynne (Gary) Ledley and Nancy (Jim) Wiley of Richwood; five
grandchildren, Chris and Leigh Ann Glass and Chad, Lindsey and Kyle
Wiley of Richwood; a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Wiley; and a sister,
Dale Fryman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Richwood Church
of Christ. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be at
the Shoup Cemetery in Thompson Township. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ
building fund at 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood 43344.

BETTIE R. SOLLERS
Bettie R. Sollers, 76, of Marion died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Marion
Manor Nursing Home.
She was a sales promotion manager for 22 years for J.C. Penney and was a
member of Central Baptist Church and the Modern Woodmen of America.
She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Shawnee, Okla., to the late A.E. and
Beulah Johnson Ray. She married Leo D. Sollers Nov. 5, 1952, in Douglas,
Wyo., and he died Nov. 18, 1993.
She is survived by three sons, Johnny L. Sollers of Marysville, K.C.
(Darlene) Sollers of Deer Park, Texas, and Kelly Sollers of Coldwater,
Mich.; and two grandchildren, Christy (Joey) Lovolette and Kacey
Sollers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Denzer-Farison-Hottinger Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. The
Rev. Jerry Lewis will officiate and burial will be at the Grand Prairie
Cemetery. Friends may call form 4 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice.

MARION EUGENE LENTZ
Marion Eugene Lentz, 86, of Findlay, formerly of Mortimer, died
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Findlay.
He was a member of Stonebridge Church of God and Faithful Workers Sunday
School. He was formerly a welder at Garwood Industries for 28 years and
retired in 1986 from Machinery Builders in Toledo after 10 years of
service.
He was born July 1, 1918, to the late Harold D. and May LaRue Lentz and
was predeceased by a sister, Marie Lentz and a brother, Alva Lentz.
He is survived by his wife, Ila L. Sims Lentz whom he married Feb. 25,
1940; a daughter, Sandra (Jack) Schimmel of Marysville; a son, Jerry
(Janet) Lentz of Lancaster; five grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Lentz of Tucson, Ariz., and
Homer Lentz and Kenneth Lentz of Findlay; two sisters, Ruth Hills and
Nellie Gardner of Findlay; a stepsister, Loretta Farthing of Findlay;
and two stepbrothers, Ralph and Raymond Dewey of Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Coldren-Crates
Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. The Rev. Trace Roth will
officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay. Friends
may call from 2 to 4  and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice,
15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay OH 45840.
Condolences may be sent to www.coldrencrates.com.

VERNA RACHEL GLICK HATCHER
Verna Rachel Glick Hatcher, 75, of Ostrander died Wednesday, Aug. 4,
2004, at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of the New California United
Presbyterian Church and the Good Sam Camping Club.
She was born Nov. 5, 1928, in New Bremen to the late Herman and Hattie
Steinecker Kuck and was predeceased by her first husband of 46 years,
Edwards Conine Glick, and her second husband of almost three years,
Willard Hatcher.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Dale) Welch of Mount Gilead,
Karen (Steven) Glancy of Mount Vernon and Diane (Roger) Neibarger of
Sunbury; two sons, Darrell (Gail) Glick of West Mansfield and Duane
(Teresa) Glick of Ostrander; a stepson, Joseph (Beverly) Glick of
Prospect; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley (Robert) Huckeriede of St.
Marys and Carol (James) Moss of Fishers, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the New California
United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Phil Bougher will officiate and
burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home
in Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

LOWELL D. BORING
Lowell Don "Chick" Boring, 67, of Marysville and Dublin died Wednesday,
Aug. 4, 2004, at his residence in Dublin.
He was a 1954 graduate of Buckskin High School in South Salem and
attended the Ohio State University. He was stationed in Germany with the
U.S. Army and was retired from retail management and the greenhouse
industry. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church of
Marysville.
He was born Oct. 7,1936, in Thornville to the late Kermit A. and Dorothy
E. Cooperrider Boring and was predeceased by a brother, Philip L.
Boring.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda S. McBride Boring; two
daughters, Laura Tranter of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Valerie Boring of
Honolulu, Hawaii; five sisters, Barbara (Donald) Bauer of Blacklick,
Cynthia Boring of Gahanna, Sandra (Dwight) McBride of Kannapolis, N.C.,
Susan Boring and close friend, Donald Crowther of Alexandria and Elaine
(John) Given of Galloway; a brother, Steven (Hope) Boring of Columbus;
the children of Philip Boring, Brenda (Marshall) Fisher of Marlton,
N.J., Ross (Linda) Boring of Grove City and Winnie (Jeff) Hafner of
Gahanna; two sisters-in-law, Joyce (Denny) Harper of Granville and
Barbara (Robert) Teague of Reynoldsburg; his mother-in-law, Lorena
Higgins of New Port Richey, Fla.; an uncle and aunt, Charles and Jean
Boring of Thornville; lifetime friends, Don and Diana Cobaugh of
Columbus and Mary Ann Reitzel of Van Wert; 15 nieces and nephews; and
many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church
in Thornville. The Rev. Jeff Morlock will officiate and burial will be
at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. Friends may call from 1
to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home,
Thornville Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.

 

TREVA FLORENCE HURST
Treva Florence Hurst, 101, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Aug. 4,
2004, at Logan Acres Nursing Center.
She owned and operated Hurst Florist and attended the Church of the
Nazarene.
She was born July 12, 1903, in Shelby County to the late Grant and Mary
Spahr Settlemire and was predeceased by a son, Fred Hurst; two brothers,
Robert and Alonzo Settlemire; and two sisters, Georgia Castle and Lela
Chester. She married Darrell F. Hurst June 23, 1922, in Bellefontaine
and he died April 2, 1967.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Hurst of Bellefontaine and James D.
(Joyce) Hurst of Delaware; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; one niece; and two nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Huntsville
Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan Acres activity fund.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

ALBERT C. JOOSS
Albert C. Jooss, 90, of Marysville died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired tool and die maker and was employed with Curtis Wright,
North American Rockwell and the Boeing Corporation in Columbus. A
devoted father and husband, he and his wife raised their family in
Westerville and lived in New Albany before moving to Marysville.
He was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Konigsbronn, Germany, to the late
Christian and Magdalena Jooss and was predeceased by three
brothers-in-law, Karl Weferling, Walter (Betty) Weferling and Virgil
Brown; and a sister-in-law, Gertrude. He married Ella Hermina Weferling
April 6, 1935, in Columbus and she died May 13, 2004.
He is survived by a daughter, Judy A. Wampler of Hailey, Idaho; two
sons, Herman A. Jooss of Marysville and Carl C. (Sandy) Jooss of New
Albany; four grandchildren, Kimberlee Wampler Nichols of Port Richey,
Fla., Jenny (Todd) Jooss Wielinski of Noblesville, Ind., Jody Jooss of
Pataskala and Perry Jooss of New Albany; two great-grandchildren, Gunnar
and Ella Wielinski; two sisters, Wilma Lindsay of Ohio and Helen Jack of
Arkansas; three sisters-in-law, Hilda Brown of Marysville and Elizabeth
and Annie Louise of Germany; a former son-on-law, Wendell Wampler; and
many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn
Memorial Gardens in Reynoldsburg. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DONALD W. MURPHY
Donald W. Murphy, 78, of West Jefferson died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at
the Madison County Hospital.
He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Navy during World War II and
was a proud member of the Amvets, N.A.V.S. and American Legion and a
life member of West Jefferson VFW Post 7005. After the war, he worked as
a construction iron worker and was a member of the Ironworkers Union of
Columbus. He was a farmer and successfully owned and operated his own
business of bulldozing and gravel hauling.
He was born June 10, 1926, in Perry Township to the late Rueben and
Hazel Hinderer Murphy and was predeceased by a brother, Harold Murphy; a
niece, Bertha Moody; and a great-nephew, Ronnie Glass.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Catherine Lanigan Murphy; a
son, Casey M. (Richi) Murphy Sr.; grandchildren, Casey (Christinna)
Murphy Jr., Donald (Kristina) Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy; a sister,
Ruth (Herby) Kelly of Florida; a niece, Jean (Keith) Glass of
Lithopolis; a sister-in-law, Jewel Murphy of West Virginia; four
nephews; and a niece.
Funeral services will be held at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Rader-McDonald
Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Michael Devaney
will officiate and burial will be at Dennison Chapel Cemetery with
military services conducted by West Jefferson VFW post 7005 and American
Legion Post 201. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where a VFW
and American Legion service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
937 High St., Worthington, OH 43085.

DOTTIE JOYCE COBB BRAY
Dottie Joyce Cobb Bray, 75, a resident of Heartland of Marysville for
more than 18 months and formerly of North Lewisburg and East Liberty,
died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, with her family at her side at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in Columbus following an extended illness.
She retired in 1988 as a shipping clerk with TRC. She was a 1947
graduate of Central High School in Anderson, Ind., and was a member of
the Middleburg Pentecostal Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Mary
Chapter 9. She enjoyed cooking, reading, arts and crafts and sewing and
she especially enjoyed all types of gardening. She possessed a wonderful
sense of humor and her greatest joy came from spending time with her
family, especially her grandchildren.
She was born March 22, 1929, in Dugger, Ind., the youngest of 13
children of the late Marshall and Nancy Garrison Cobb and was
predeceased by an infant great-grandson, Titus Warne, and 11 brothers
and sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Lori (Joe) Adelsberger of Rogersville,
Tenn.; three sons, Harry M. Bray of Bellefontaine and his fiancee, Jayme
Moore Hamilton of East Liberty; John A. (Cherie) Bray of Bellefontaine
and William T. Bray of West Mansfield; eight grandchildren, Sheryn
(Barry) Warne, Jeremy Titus, Emily Titus, Kerri Ann Bray, Adam Bray,
Jacob Bray, Joshua (Chrissy) Bray and Erin (Keith) Casto; six
great-grandchildren, Brock, Trevor and Erica Warne and Dillon, Jaiden
and Carter Bray; a sister, Louisa Jourdan of Anderson, Ind., numerous
nieces and nephews; and her former husband, Charles Bray of West
Mansfield.
Dr. Jason Robson will officiate at graveside services at noon Thursday
at the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield where an Eastern Star service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Sept

BLAINE EUGENE LOCKWOOD
Blaine Eugene Lockwood, 63, of Peoria died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, with
his family at his side in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He was formerly employed with Eljer Manfucaturing and enjoyed hunting
and fishing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as
a loving husband and father and a truly ornery one-of-a-kind man.
He was born March 26, 1941, in Peoria to the late Forrest M. and Mary I.
Sarver Lockwood and was predeceased by two brothers, Jacob Lockwood and
John Lockwood.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Terry Belt Lockwood whom he
married Sept. 26, 1983; a daughter, Amy (John) Dowell of Marysville; a
son, Donald Lockwood; a grandson, Josh (Kirsten) Dowell; a
great-grandson, Jaden Dowell; two sisters, Mary Kesterson of Marysville
and Ola (Jack) Sutherly of Richwood; four aunts, Winifred Sarver of
Heartland of Marysville, Leona Sanford of Perrysburg, Frances Sarver of
Peoria and Edith Sarver of Delaware; an uncle, Lowell Appleman; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Fuenral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

DAWN L. CLINTON THOMPSON
Dawn L. Clinton Thompson, 52, of Detroit died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004,
at her home following a heart attack.
She was a clerk in retail sales and a longtime volunteer with Meals on
Wheels in Allegan County, Mich. She enjoyed handicrafts, especially
crocheting, and attended Detroit World Outreach Church.
She was born Aug. 25, 1952, in Denver, Colo.
She is survived by two daughters, Tresa Thompson of Milford Center and
Malissa Little of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a son, Andrew Thompson of
Middlebury, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Christian, Issiac, Samantha,
Andrew, Emily, Aletha, Ariana, Justin and Tahira.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Detroit World
Outreach and at a later date in Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

HELENA ELIAS JOHNSON
Helena Elias Johnson, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Panama City, Fla.,
died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired from the auction business. She attended the Marysville
First United Methodist Church and participated with the Christian
Quilters Guild at the church. She was active with the Windsor and
Community Seniors, taking bus trips and playing bingo. She enjoyed
drawing, calligraphy, oil painting and flower gardening.
She was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Struthers to the late Andy and Mary
Kotick Elias and was predeceased by her husband, James Dresden Johnson
in 1999 and a brother, Andrew Elias.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Rick) Ramm of Marysville; two
granddaughters, Kimberly (Douglas) Ryan of Milford, Mich., and Kelly
Ramm of Grandview; a grandson, Keith (Paula) Ramm of Dublin; five
great-grandchildren, Rachel, Reagan, Lake, Erin Grace and Kathleen Joy;
a sister, Pauline Petro of Struthers; and a nephew, George (Cheryl)
Petro of Salem.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service. The Rev. Blaine Keene will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
for the Christian Quilters Guild in care of the church. Envelopes will
be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

STANLEY J. SOBAS
Stanley J. Sobas, 71, of rural Marysville died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004,
at his home.
He graduated at the age of 16 from LaRue High School where he was active
with the FFA. He then started his own contract farming business. He was
drafted at the age of 18 and proudly served his country for 2 1/2 years.
The Korean armistice was signed just as he received orders to ship out.
He worked for the National Can Company in Marion for 18 years as a
journeyman maintenance man and was a past president of Local 740
UAW/CIO. He was a quarter horse breeder, farmer and horse show judge and
founded Double S Farm in 1961 and was a successful quarter horse
breeder, standing a number of A.Q.H.A. champion stallions. Among them
were his most successful sire, A.Q.H.A. champion and multiple A.Q.H.A.
champion producer, Majors Wimpy. Other outstanding and successful
stallions who stood at Double S Farm were A.Q.H.A. champions, Power Rio,
Big Ed Beware and Sizzling Something.
He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and life
member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse
Association and Palomino Horse Breeders Association. He was a past vice
president of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and received the
President's Award from the O.Q.H.A. given by president Cliff Nash. He
received the Governor's Award given by Gov. George Voinovich to O.Q.H.A.
board members for their vision, foresight and courage in bringing the
concept of the All American Quarter Horse Congress to fruition in
Columbus.
He was an approved judge for the American Paint Horse Association,
Palomino Horse Breeders Association and American Horse Show Association
(Over Fence Division) (emeritus). He judged classes at many prestigious
shows, including divisions at the Michigan State Fair and Ohio State
Fair.
He was born June 9, 1933, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Walter and
Angeline Kurczyk Sobas and was predeceased by an infant son, Stanley
Michael and three brothers, William, Walter Jr. and Peter.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lena Lee Sobas whom he married
July 26, 1958, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue; a son, Pat
Sobas of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Kim (Alexander) Sobas of
Marysville; grandsons, Collin of Marysville and Jeff Leopard of
Cardington; a granddaughter, Darian Elizabeth Sobas of Marysville; two
brothers, Michael (Sherri) Sobas of Marion and Chris Sobas of New
Bloomington; and a sister, Terri Sobas of Melcroft, Pa.
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood and private burial will be held at the Maskill Cemetery
at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the
funeral home where veterans services will be held at the conclusion of
the memorial services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy
Association.
Condolences may be sent to quillen@midohio.net.

SANDRA L. PEARSON ZIGLER
Sandra L. Zigler, 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004,
after long-term complications from lupus.
She was born in Kenton and raised in Marysville.
She was predeceased by her parents, Warren E. Pearson and E. Lucille
Pearson Bishop; her grandparents, Julius and Imo Kezerta; and her
husband, Robert L. Zigler.
She is survived by a daughter, Angela Rowland of Springfield; three
sons, Robert E. (Tracie) Zigler of Chehalis, Wash., Nathan L. (Lanie)
Zigler of Phoenix and J. Clay Zigler; a stepson, Gene Zigler of Phoenix;
a stepdaughter, Tammy Biskup of Bradenton, Fla.; and a sister, Patricia
A. Bishop of Phoenix.
Cremation and memorial services are being arranged at the Best Funeral
Home in Phoenix and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.

MABEL LORENA EASTMAN
Mabel Lorena Eastman, 98, formerly of Richwood, died Monday, Sept. 27,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She was born Sept. 18, 1906, in Union County to the late Levi and Mary
Etta Longberry Rockhold and was predeceased by a son, five brothers,
three sisters and two grandchildren. She married Mitchell Eastman Feb.
20, 1933, in Kentucky and he died Feb. 7, 1992.
She is survived by a son, Ronald L. Eastman of Mount Victory; eight
daughters, Betty Rea of Gahanna, Daisy Tevis of Rushsylvania, Mary
(Harold) McNeal, Susie (William) Bumgarner, Sally Mills and Patricia
Reid of Marysville and Shirley (Richard) Armstrong and Peggy Eastman of
West Mansfield; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Mary) Rockhold of York
Center; and three sisters, Hazel (Harold) Gardner of Westerville, Fannie
(Paul) Hoffman of Richwood and Florence Fisher of Venice, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the York
Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate. Friends may call from 10
to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Mobile Meals. Cards
will be available at the funeral home.

CHERYNN D. REEBEL
Cherynn D. Reebel, 43, of LaRue died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of LaRue.
She was a 1979 graduate of North Union High School. She was in the
banking business for 23 years and worked as a banker at the Honda Call
Center. She had formerly worked for National City Bank. She had been
active with 4-H, worked with the Elgin West PTO and enjoyed gardening,
flower arranging, attending the North Union Alumni Banquet and shopping.

The true joy and love of her life were her family and dear friends.
She was born April 15, 1961, in Delaware County to Robert Allen and
Marilyn Moore Graham who survive in Magnetic Springs. She was
predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Walter Graham; maternal
grandparents, Elmer E. and Dorothy V. Moore; her grandparents-in-law,
Lawrence and Vinnie Reebel and Virgil and Nina Stoneburner; and a
nephew, Joel Graham.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Andy L.
Reebel whom she married Sept. 11, 1982, at the Magnetic Springs United
Methodist Church; her parents, Robet Allen and Marilyn V. Moore Graham
of Magnetic Springs; two sons, Raven R. and Drake M.; two brothers, Jeff
(Greta) Graham of Richwood and Micheal Graham of Cleveland; her mother-
and father-in-law, Neason and Patty Reebel of Prospect; paternal
grandmother, Jean I. Graham of Marysville; brothers-in-law, Rick (June)
Reebel of Sunbury and Mark (Debbie) Reebel of Marion; niece and nephews,
Tara and Sasha Reebel and Stefan and Gregory Graham; a great-aunt and
-uncle, Bill and Fern Ulrich of Cleveland; and special friends, Shellie
Styer, Judy Beery and Cindy Schrote.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial donations may be made to a humane society of the donor's choice
or Children's Hospital in Columbus.

VIRGINIA LIPSCOMB COX MACIVOR
Virginia Lipscomb Cox MacIvor, 91, of Brevard, N.C., a longtime resident
of Marysville, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at her home at College Walk
Retirement Community with her family at her side.
She retired in 1976 as a Latin and mathematics teacher at Marysville
High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville where she served as elder and trustee and was active in the
Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a member of The Woman's
Parliament, Silver Cross Circle of King's Daughters and Daughters of the
American Colonists. She was the organizing president of the original
Women's Hospital Auxiliary at Memorial Hospital of Union County in 1952.

She was co-valedictorian of Peabody High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
attended Pennsylvania College for Women, now Chatham College, and
graduated cum laude in 1934 from the Ohio State University with degrees
in mathematics and Latin. Following graduation, she was assistant
counselor at the OSU College of Arts and Sciences. She was a member of
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Phi Beta Kappa national scholastic
honorary.
She traveled extensively with her husband throughout the world, touring
Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, Malaysia, the Pacific and the
Mediterranean. A three-month tour of Europe and its culture with her
grandmother in the summer of 1930 bore a lifelong impact.
She was born May 19, 1913, in Bristol, Tenn., to the late Roy Lipscomb
and May McNeer Spangler Cox and was predeceased by a sister, Frances Cox
Hoopes. She married Robert Jewell MacIvor June 22, 1935, and he died
July 19, 2003.
She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Virginia MacIvor (Dr. Henning) Meyn
of Brevard; a son, Angus Neil (Roberta) MacIvor of Willoughby; a
grandson, Dr. Till (Laura) MacIvor Meyn of Poland, Ohio; two
granddaughters, Hanna Spangler Meyn of San Diego and Flora Margaret
MacIvor of Willoughby; two sisters, Lucille (Gilman) Kirk of Columbus
and Ruth (R.W.) Williams of Brunswick, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews,
including John MacIvor, Peggy Hendricks and Louise Gordon of Marysville;
Dr. Duncan MacIvor of Virginia, William S. Hoopes Jr. of Delaware,
Jacqueline Johnson of Tennessee, 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.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Mori and the
Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be held at Oakdale
Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to the church or the Marysville
Public Library.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPH M. SALOMON
Joseph M. Salomon, 96, of Richwood died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his
home. A resident of Richwood for the last six years, he formerly lived
in Newark and Cleveland.
He was a retired union steel worker, working with the Chase Brass and
Copper Company in Cleveland for 50 years. He was of the Catholic faith
and enjoyed sports, especially football and the OSU Buckeyes and
Cleveland Browns. He also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending
time with his cat, Romeo. His family was very important to him and any
time they got together, it was special for him.
He was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Cleveland to the late Joseph and Mary
Salomon and was predeceased by a son, Joseph A. Salomon; two brothers,
Rudy and Edward Salomon; a sister, Marie Slogar; and his wife, Ann H.
Skerbec Salomon.
He is survived by a daughter, JoAnn (Bill) Brown of Richwood;
grandchildren, Rebecca (Michael Bonaventura) Jeserinac, Cena (Chris)
Ladefoged, Reddy (Michelle) Brown, Ray Jezerinac, Joe Jezerinac, Mike
(Candra) Brown, Ben (Mindy) Brown and Steve Brown; great-grandchildren,
Alex Brown, Dylan Brown, Rachel Ladefoged, Adam Brown, Paul Ladefoged,
Rhett Brown and Ashton Brown.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis
DeSales Catholic Church in Newark. The Rev. Robert Penhallurick will
officiate and burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood
where the Rev. David Poliafico will officiate at a prayer service at 5
p.m.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
Memorial contributions may be made to loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.

DONALD "DC" TRAVIS
Donald "DC" Travis, 72, of Delaware died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 27,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a parts delivery man for Tow Lift Inc. of Hilliard. He was
affiliated with Troy Chapel and was a member of the Knights of Pythias
Lodge of Prospect, Independent Order of Foresters, Morrow County Antique
Tractor and Equipment Sociation, Marion County Steam and Gas Engine
Society and Delaware County Antique Farm Machinery Association.
He was born April 15, 1932, in Newark to the late Ross and Gertrude
Yarhouse Travis and was predeceased by a son, Scott Travis and a
brother-in-law, Dr. John Paugh.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan; two daughters, Besta
(Gary) Hale of Waldo and Rae Jean (Patrick) Spryn of Delaware; six
grandchildren, Amy Travis, Andrew and Elaine Halle, Colton and Katie
Barnhart and Danielle Spryn; and a sister, Marjorie Paugh of Huntington
Beach, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Troy Chapel.
Pastor Earl Smith will officiate and burial will be at Marlboro
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Rodman Bennett
Brown Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Chapel Missionary Fund,
4269 U.S. 23N, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com.

CAROLYN D. WIANT
Carolyn D. Wiant, 75, of Cable died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Mercy
Medical Center in Springfield.
She retired as treasurer of the Triad School District in June 1994. She
was a member of the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church where she
enjoyed playing the organ and served as church treasurer. She was a
member of Portia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in North Lewisburg.
She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Hornell, N.Y., to the late Luther D. and
Viola C. Trinkler Burdell and was predeceased by two sisters, Frances
and Deloris and a nephew, Brian Wiant.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles G. Wiant; a
daughter, Sandra K. (Daniel W.) Gaver of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Steve
(Becky) Wiant of Marysville and Tim C. (Cindy) Wiant of River Falls,
Wis.; six grandchildren, Zach Gaver and Andy, Tyler, Molly, Jesse and
Laura Wiant; a brother, Daniel C. (Jean) Burdell of Hornell; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Ilo) Wiant of Zanesfield; and seven nieces and
nephews, Sharon Kelly, Gary Burdell, Susan Polmanteer, Dan Burdell, Amy
McMichael, Jere L. Ferguson and Julia Baker.
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 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. today at the church where Eastern Star services will be held at 8
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund, 124
Maple St., North Lewisburg OH 43060.
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is in
charge of arrangements.

EDMOND DEAN KELLEY
Edmond Dean Kelley, 52, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004,
at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
He was a stock handler for Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. for 11
years.
He was born July 11, 1952, in Ishpeming, Mich., and was predeceased by
his father, John Kelley.
He is survived by his mother, Darlene Grondin McVannel of New Haven,
Mich.; a son, Brandon (Laura) Kelley of Bellefontaine; a daughter,
Jasmine Kelley of Marysville; four grandchildren, Shelby Kelley, Courtni
Pippen, Jonathan Kelley and Aubrey Kelley; three brothers, J.R. McVannel
of Detroit, Mich., Danny McVannel of Florence, Wis., and Duane McVannel
of King, N.C.; and two sisters, Lana Deroacha of Champion, Mich., and
Lynn Cox of Ishpeming.
A family eulogy service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Friends may call from 2 to 5
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

MARCELLA A. BLEVINS
Marcella A. Blevins, 60, of Woodstock died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, in
Tulsa, Okla.
She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed making cookies and playing
bingo. She loved loving her grandchildren. She and her husband would
have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary today.
She was born June 12, 1944, in Piqua, to the late Homer and Martha Ella
Zelinski Moffitt.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard E. Blevins; a daughter, Brenda
Blevins and her friend, Ron Cantrell of Donnelsville; a son, Bernard A.
"Pete" (Jenny) Blevins of Columbus; six grandchildren, Jason, Lisa,
Lacy, Stephanie, Cassie and Bubba; two great-grandchildren, Logan and
Michael; a sister Marilyn (Bob) Brooks of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two
brothers, Michael (Janice) Moffitt of Conifer, Colo., and Mathew "Tony"
Moffitt of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Woodstock
Freewill Baptist Church, 332 W. Bennett Street. Pastor Don Hix will
officiate. Friends may call from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the church. In
honor of the deceased's wishes, the body will be cremated following the
services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana OH 43078.
The Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg is in
charge of arrangements.

MARGARET ANN GEORGE ALLEMANG
Margaret Ann George Allemang, 79, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 20,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a stenographer at Nestle's before she was married.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was
confirmed and was active in the women's circle and taught Sunday School.

She was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Franklin County to the late Wilbur Nelson
and Edith Scheiderer George and was predeceased by three brothers, John,
Paul and Tom George and a sister, Joan Tutolo.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Randall J. Allemang whom she
married June 7, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church; a daughter, Kathy
(William) Farel of Worthington; two sons, Randy (Jane) Allemang of
Maineville and Mike (Lynda) Allemang of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
Allen and Tracy Farel, Matthew and Ashley Allemang and Brendan, Spencer
and Brittany Allemang; a brother, Jim (Nancy) George of Marysville; a
sister, Mary (Jim) Akers of North Carolina; and four sisters-in-law, Kay
Beister or Arizona, Joan Jewell of North Carolina, Thelma Allemang of
Hilliard and Vivian Allemang of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Trinity
Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Central Ohio
Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


GEORGE R. CAHOON
George R. Cahoon, 82, of Milford Center, formerly of Urbana, died
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Dayton.
He worked 26 years at the Urbana Tool and Die Co. before retirement then
worked at Dayton Reliable Tool and Die for 15 years. He served with the
8th Army Air Corps in England as a member of a B-17 ground crew. He was
a member of Harmony Lodge 8, York Rite, Urbana Chapter 530 of the Order
of the Eastern Star and Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church of Urbana.
He was an avid fisherman, card player and general handyman and enjoyed
his family and many friends.
He was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Vinton County to the late William E. and
Clarinda Zinn Cahoon and was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Martha
Weng Cahoon whom he married July 25, 1945; five sisters; and three
brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Pauline "Polly" Poland Cahoon
whom he married July 20, 1993; a son, John (Virginia) Cahoon of
Chillicothe; a daughter, Pennie (Stephen) Brown of Urbana;
grandchildren, Teresa Cahoon and John J. (Andrea) Cahoon of Chillicothe,
Michael (Meegan) Brown of Perrysburg and Meghan (Tony) Santucci of
London; great-grandchildren, Quinn Santucci and Lily Eades;
stepchildren, Randy (Cindy) Poland and Chris (Susie) Poland of Milford
Center, Tim (Bobbie) Poland of Elizabeth, Colo., Jeff (Shelley) Poland
of Littleton, Colo., and Kenda (Mark) Zasadzinski of Marysville; and
step-grandchildren, Heather Poland, Sarah Poland, Ashley Poland, Jeffery
Poland, Alissa Poland, Emily Poland, Bret (Heather) Eades, Christopher
Poland, Nathan Poland, Cole Poland, Travis Poland and Tara Zasadzinki;
and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Urbana. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Brown
and the Rev. Ron Payne 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.
Wednesday at the funeral home where a Masonic service will be held at 8
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center Hospice
Unit, c/o Voluntary Services, Dayton OH 45428.


TOMMIE LEE FORD JR.
Tommie Lee Ford Jr., 30, of Biloxi, Miss., formerly of Bellefontaine
died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.
He was a member of the Sons of the VFW Post 3320 in Marysville and Sons
of American Veterans of Bellefontaine. He was an avid Bengals fan and
enjoyed country music, dancing and karaoke.
He was born Dec. 18, 1973, in Kenton and is survived by his wife,
Michelle L. McKinney Ford; his mother; Winona A. (Bennie) Cavins of
Louisa, Ky.; his father, Tommie L. (Sandy) Ford Sr. of Roundhead;
brothers, Edwin A. Ford, Carman "Leroy" Deardorff and Stephen M.
Garrison of Bellefontaine; a sister, Brandy Neeley-Ford of Roundhead;
several stepbrothers and stepsisters; Grandparents, Joyce P. Sanford of
Milford Center and Robert F. Deardorff of Bellefontaine; six aunts and
seven uncles; many cousins, nieces and nephews and beloved friends.
The Rev. Glen Freshour will officiate at a Celebration of Life service
which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Indian Lake Church of the
Nazarene, 13699 Route 235N, Lakeview. A carry-in dinner will follow the
service.

PERRI LYNNE EYERS
Perri Lynne Eyers, 37, of Marysville, formerly of Worthington and
Westerville, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in the comfort of her home
with her husband at her side after an inspirational fight against
cancer.
A loving wife and mother, she treasured her home life and found
unmatched joy spending time with her husband and children. She was a
faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and formerly
worked as a nursing assistant and home health aide. She graduated from
Thomas Worthington High School in 1986 where she lettered in swimming.
She valued her family and devoted her life to taking care of people.
She was born Feb. 11, 1967, in Paulding to Jerry and Kathy Copenhaver
Sipe and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jennifer Robin Eyers.
She is survived by her parents of Worthington; her devoted husband of 17
years, Daniel R. Eyers to whom she was married Jan. 24, 1987, at the
North Community Lutheran Church by the Rev. Carl Roepcke and the Rev.
Norbert Lemke, S.J.; four children, Bryan, 17, Jessica, 16, Scott, 13
and Juliet, 6; a sister, Lori (Steve) Staley of Lewis Center; a brother,
Tracy Sipe of Columbus; her father- and mother-in-law, Robert and
Barbara Eyers of Westerville; her paternal grandfather, Charles Sipe of
Monroeville, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Cindy (Mike) Williams of Delaware;
two brothers-in-law, Chris (Amy) Eyers of Cincinnati and Andy (Karen)
Eyers of Mequon, Wisc.; nieces and nephews, Katie, Shannon, Rebecca,
Steve, David, Amanda, Jacob, Alex, Rick, Rob, Kimberly and Kelly; many
aunts, uncles and cousins; numerous friends; and her church family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. David Poliafico will
officiate and burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 Tuesday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home
where a Rosary Service will be held at 8 p.m. Cards for Mass Intentions
will be available at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kobacker House in care of the
funeral home.

ROBERT EUGENE "BOB" JAMES
Robert Eugene "Bob" James, 74, of Marysville died Saturday, Sept. 18,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He retired from Denison Abex after 35 years as a machinist a was a
member of Christ the Rock Church where he had held leadership positions.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean
War, and was a life member of VFW Post 3320. He enjoyed gardening, birds
and traveling.
He was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Franklin County to the late Mark and Grace
James and was predeceased by his wife, Fanny, in 2001.
He is survived by three daughters, Rose (Gary) Miller and Jennifer
(Shane) Smith of Marysville and Jessie Gleaves James of Marion; five
sons, Robert (Redeana) James of Nolanville, Texas, Timothy James of
Kenton, Glenn (Jane) James of Mount Victory and Andy (Irain) James and
Leroy James of Marysville; 23 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Angie) James of Mesa, Ariz; his
former wife and friend, Marlene James of Marysville; and many special
friends, including Jim Simpson of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastor Dale Baker will officiate and friends may call from 5 p.m.
until the time of the service. Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Oakdale Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FREIDA B. FARMWALD WHITMER
Frieda B. Farmwald Whitmer, 78, of Amlin died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at
the Convalarium at Indian Run.
She was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church in Plain City and enjoyed
volunteering at the Mennonite Mission Store, the Country Closet. She
enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Plain City to the late Daniel and Emma
Miller Farmwald and was predeceased by her stepfather, Levi Miller; two
sisters, Frances Mae Yutzy on April 21, 1995, and Mary Leona Yutzy on
Oct. 24, 2003. She married Pete Edward Whitmer Dec. 3, 1944, and he died
Sept. 6, 1970.
She is survived by four sons, Mark (Diana) Whitmer, Don (Collette)
Whitmer and Jerry (Beth) Whitmer of Plain City and John (Cinda) Whitmer
of New Albany; grandchildren, Rebecca (Todd) Helmuth of New Paris, Ind.,
Rachel Whitmer of Harrisonburg, Va., Marlene Whitmer, Danae and Malesa
Whitmer and Cole and Pete Whitmer of Plain City and Marcia (Justin)
Sheasby of Alexandria; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jordan Helmuth of
New Paris, Ind., and Morgan and John Austin Sheasby of Alexandra; two
sisters, Sarah Farmwald of Columbus and Katie (Eli) Beachy of Plain
City; two brothers, Alfred (Charlene) Farmwald of Plain City and E. Mylo
(Nancy) Farmwald of Columbus; and a brother-in-law, Allen Yutzy of Plain
City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sharon Mennonite
Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City, where the family will receive
friend from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the
service. Burial will be at Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.
The Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM F. BALLMAN
William "Bill" F. Ballman, 74, of Winchester, Ky., formerly of
Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004.
The husband of Betty Jean Frye Ballman, he was a former employee of
Rockwell International.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Edington-Taylor
Funeral Home in Winchester. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home.

EMMA E. CRAGER
Emma E. Crager, 80, of Plain City died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who took
great pride in the Ricky Allen Farm owned and operated by her husband
and family. She was a 1943 graduate of Canaan High School.
She was born Sept. 7, 1924, in Springfield to the late Clarence and
Bertha Mae Mowell and was predeceased by her step-parents, Alex and Mary
Lamb; a son, Ricky Allen Crager; a grandson, William James Crager; a
brother, Harold Mowell; and two sisters, Ida Hawk and Ruth Harsh.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Crager Sr. whom she married
March 15, 1945; three sons, James A. (Patty) Crager Jr. of LaRue and
John E. (Cheryl) Crager and David E. (Michelle) Crager of Plain City; a
daughter, Susie M. Jeffers of Lewis Center; grandchildren, Alex
(Colleen) Crager of Westerville, Philip (Bethany) Crager of Columbus,
James W. Crager and Jeremy Jeffers of Fort Myers, Fla., Pamela (Rick)
Bertone of Dublin and Mike Crager, Michelle (Tyler) Hall, Danielle
Crager and Jennifer Crager of Plain City; great-grandchildren, Aaron
Wilson and Kirstin Phillips of Plain City and Mason Crager and Megan
Crager of Westerville; and two brothers, Junior (Virginia) Mowell and
Bobby (Mary Louise) Mowell of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New
California United Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway,
Marysville.

LISA LYNN CARLIN EDWARDS
Lisa Lynn Edwards, 38, of Marysville died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at her
residence.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and thoroughly enjoyed
watching her children grow and play in many sports. She was a member of
New Beginnings Church in Marysville and enjoyed participating in her
church. She was a volunteer at the James Cancer Center and worked in the
customer service department at The Scotts Company
She was born June 20, 1966 in Columbia City, Ind., and was predeceased
by her grandparents, Fred and Eunice Carlin.
She is survived by her father, Wayne (Verna) Carlin of Warsaw, Ind.; her
mother, Tamra Menzie Carlin of Pierceton, Ind.; her husband, Mark
Edwards of Marysville; three daughters, Chelsea and Taylor Hite and
Abbey Edwards of Marysville; stepchildren, Spencer Edwards and Leslie
Edwards of Mechanicsburg; her grandfather, Cloyce (Patsy) Menzie of
Warsaw, Ind.; her grandmother, Ruth Menzie of Warsaw; two sisters,
Sherri Carlin of Pierceton, Ind., and Kristi (Jason) Webster of Warsaw;
a stepsister, Lucinda (Ralph) Howard; two stepbrothers, John (Terri)
Carpenter and Ted Carpenter of Warsaw; her mother-in-law, Thelma (the
late John "Ted") Edwards of Mechanicsburg; two sisters-in-law, Karen
Robinson of Columbus and Amy (Mitch) Cheek of Mechanicsburg; two
brothers-in-law, Alan (Lisa) Edwards of Frisco, Texas, and Marvin
(Carolyn) Edwards of Urbana; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and
cousins; and a host of very close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Dan Steep will
officiate and burial will be at McConkey Cemetery in Catawba. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3539
Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214, or the James Cancer Center, 300
W. 10th Ave., Columbus OH 43210.


EZRA BENJAMIN THOMAS BATTY
Ezra Benjamin Thomas Batty, 6 months, of West Milton died Sunday, Sept.
12, 2004, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Local survivors
include grandparents Christopher and Debbie Saunders of Milford Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Highland Brethren in Christ
Church.


BARBARA ANNA MODER
Barbara Anna Moder, 93, of Marysville died peacefully Monday, Sept. 13,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was employed as the secretary/treasurer for Penn Oil Company for 48
years until her retirement at age 79 in 1990. She was a faithful and
devout member of the First English Lutheran Church in Marysville since
1933 and always considered her Christian upbringing her greatest
blessing. She was baptized April 16, 1911, at St. Paul Lutheran Church,
graduated from Chuckery High School and Darby High School and attended
Capital University. She taught primary grades at St. John Lutheran
School in Decatur, Ind., from 1930 to 1933 before moving back to the
Marysville area in 1933. She especially enjoyed traveling and her most
rewarding trip occurred in 1983 when she traveled to East Germany to
celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther.
She was born April 6, 1911, in Chuckery to the late George and Anna
Renner Vollrath and was predeceased by a sister, Hulda Rausch and a
brother, Hugo Vollrath. She married Harold Moder June 17, 1933, in
Decatur and he died in January 1975.
She is survived by a sister, Florence Wuertz of Dublin; a brother, Carl
(Jane) Vollrath of Columbus, nieces and nephews, Beverly (Buell)
Bassette, Norma (Jerry) Ruble, Edna (Jerry) Woodard, George (Haila)
Wuertz, Don (Karma) Wuertz, Dennis (Carolyn) Wuertz, Ann Bigelow, Jean
(Walter) Kasic, Mary (Ken) Rott, John (Elizabeth) Vollrath, David
Vollrath and Philip (Ruth) Vollrath, who served as her caregivers in
recent years; great-nieces and -nephews; many friends; and her church
family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First English
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard Genzman will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Mannasmith Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the
service Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First English Lutheran Church in
care of the funeral home.

 

FRANK H. GEORGE
Frank H. George, 68, of Groveport and formerly of Plain City and Tucson,
Ariz., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004.
Born Oct. 9, 1936, in Plain City, he was the son of the late Frank H.
and Marjorie Minshall George, DVM.
A 1954 graduate of Plain City High School, he was the school treasurer
for London City Schools and Jonathan Alder School system for a number of
years and previously worked for Nationwide Insurance for 11 years and
Glicks Furniture. He attended Columbia Heights United Methodist Church
and Glenwood United Methodist Church and was a former member of Lincoln
Village Kiwanis and Plain City Lions Club. He enjoyed the beautiful
sunsets at his vacation home on Otsego Lake, where he loved to fish and
boat.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Servis Wilson George, whom he
married in 1981 at Glenwood United Methodist Church; daughters, Kim
(Lance) Crawford of Dallas, Tex. and Kay (Tony) Masters of Hilliard;
stepchildren, Rob (Theresa) Wilson and Linda (Kenny) Parker of Columbus
and Dave Wilson of Milford Center; grandchildren, Ty and Kelly Crawford
and A.J. and Chad Masters; and step-grandchildren, Jason, Natalie and
Josh Wilson, Zach, Ashley and Caitlin Wilson and Noah, Jacob, Benjamin
and Hannah Parker.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and burial will
be in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd.,
Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio, 43229 or the church of your choice.


EARL LEE SIMMONS
Earl Lee Simmons, 82, of 149 W. Bomford St., Richwood died Sunday, Sept.
12, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was born Feb. 15, 1922, on Sivey Road in Claibourne Township to the
late Herbert Lee and Willmetta Brown Simmons. On Dec. 20, 1969, he
married Lavaria R. Smith and she died March 9, 1993.
Survivors include a son, Dan L. (Carol) Simmons of Delaware; four
stepsons, William H. Reese, Richard E. (Barbara) Reese and Gary L.
Reese, all of Richwood and Robert W. Reese of Marion; two stepdaughters,
Sue A. (Jacob) Sarver and Cindy K. Smith, both of Richwood; two
grandchildren, Kurtis L. (Samantha) Simmons of Marysville and Amanda J.
(Corey) Mays of Delaware; 10 step-grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and 28 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Harold B. (Ruth) Simmons of Richwood and Gail F. Simmons of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; and two nephews, Stuart A. Simmons of Dayton and Donald B.
(Carole) Simmons of Kentucky.
He was a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church and attended the
Claibourne and Richwood school systems. A welder, farmer and
housepainter, he was a U.S. Army veteran in World War II, serving at
Camp Butner, N.C.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Myers,
Fla.; and Barksdale Field in Shreveport, La.
Friends may call at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood Tuesday from
5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home
with the Rev. Barb Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Claibourne
Cemetery with graveside military rites to be conducted by Richwood VFW
Post 870 and Richwood American Legion Post 40.
Memorials may be made to either the Richwood First Baptist Church or
Loving Care Hospice of Union County

 

MARJORIE KANDEL
Marjorie Kandel, 94, of Urbana died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at the
McAuley Center.
She was born Jan. 7, 1910, in Champaign County to the late Samuel H. and
Maude Kiser Allgyer and was predeceased by a daughter, Patti Kindell in
2001; two brothers; two sisters; and on May 22, 1987, by her husband,
Pearl D. Kandel.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Jerry) Trout of Sugarcreek; a
son, Phillip (Pat) Kandel of Kingscreek; grandchildren, John, Sandy,
Kenny, Mark and Missy of Piqua, Jeri (Mike) Harman of West Liberty, Kim
(Mark) Bevan of West Liberty and Jeff (Pam) Stillings of Kingscreek;
great-grandchildren, Amanda and Tony Harman, Corey and Andy Daulton and
Kannon and Aubrie Stillings; a great-great-grandson, Layne Harman; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Littleton &
Rue Funeral Home in Urbana.
The Rev. Nancy Hardin, chaplain of the McAuley Center, and the Rev. Paul
Jones of the Kingscreek United Methodist Church will officiate and
burial will be at the Kingscreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4
p.m. Sunday
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana OH 43078.
Condolences may be sent to www.LittletonandRue.com.

ANNABELLE REED
Annabelle Reed, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Heartland of
Marysville.
She was retired from Owens Illinois after 40 years of service and was a
member of Southside Church of Christ.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ora and Rose Elam; her husband,
Ralph; a son, William; two sisters, Mary and Juanita; and two brothers,
Willie and Watson.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Glenna; granddaughters, Roseanne
and Tina; and great-grandchildren, Peyton, Rose Marie and Billy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the O.R. Woodyard
Chapel, 1346 S. High St., Columbus, and burial will be at Walnut Hill
Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may call from noon until the time of the
service.

RICHARD JUNIOR CARPENTER
Richard Junior Carpenter, 72, of Bellefontaine, formerly of West
Mansfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
He was retired from the East Liberty Elevator after 30 years of
dedicated service. He will be remembered as an independent and
hard-working man.
He was born April 30, 1932, in Newcomerstown to the late Richard and
Clara Durbin Carpenter and was predeceased by two brothers, Ben and Dick
Carpenter; and three sisters, Florence Hatfield, Cleva Mae Rumor and
Mary Moore.
He is survived by a son, Randy Carpenter of Sidney; and several nieces
and nephews.
The Rev. David Wilson will officiate at graveside services which will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Huntsville Cemetery.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association in care of the
funeral home.

AMON "MAC" MCDANIEL
Amon "Mac" McDaniel, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Dayton, died
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired from the Dayton Country Club after many years of service
and the Dayton Bicycle Club. He was a member of the Turner Road Church
of Christ.
He was predeceased by seven brothers, including his twin brother, Damon,
and two sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ruth; a son, David
(Donna) McDaniel of North Canton; a daughter, Pam (Roger) Williams of
Raymond; two granddaughters, Kara Beth Kilby and Caroline Williams;
three grandsons, Robert McDaniel, Nate Williams and Kevin Williams; and
a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Newcomer-Farley
Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Road, Dayton. Pastor Andrew Brewster will
officiate and entombment will be at Dayton Memorial Park. Friends may
call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

RUTH ROMAINE DEAN BARCLAY
Ruth Romaine Dean Barclay, 92, a resident of Milcrest Nursing Center,
died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A retired licensed realtor, she was an associate of HER Realty in
Columbus during the 1970s. She was also a former waitress and hostess at
Doersam's Restaurant at Broad and High streets in Columbus and a former
employee of Highlights for Children. She and her husband enjoyed
summer-long vacations in Whitefish Falls, Ontario, Canada, for many
years.
She was born April 12, 1912, in Kingston to the late Oliver and Della
Ackley Dean and was raised on her family's farm in Ross County. She was
predeceased by her husband, Harold A. Barclay; a sister, Agnes
Nicholson; three brothers, Kenneth, Norman and Elwood Dean; a
stepdaughter, Eloise Wingate; and a stepson, Kenneth Barclay.
She is survived by a son, Melvin E. (Ann) Gangluff Jr. of Marysville;
three stepchildren, Robert, Eugene and Marge Barclay; a
stepdaughter-in-law, Sarah Barclay; six grandchildren, Ted (Sherry)
Gangluff of Columbus, Tom Gangluff of Hilliard, Sheri Gangluff of the
United Arab Emirates, Tami Gangluff of Galloway; Carla (Neil) Baker of
Marysville and Stephen (Shana) Gangluff of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight
great-grandchildren, Amy Brandstaff, Anthony and Micheal Gangluff, Jamie
Terry, Joey McCann and Eli, Audrey and Keely Baker; two
great-great-grandchildren; Cameron and Ryan; many step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Waneta Montoney of Marysville and
Norma Jean Herwig of Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Dean of
Rittman and Mae Dean of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Jerry McQueen officiated at a prayer service for the family
Sunday. Following cremation, graveside services will be held at a later
date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milcrest Nursing Center, 730
Milcrest Drive, Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


GLADYS REBA LYNCH HOGSETT
Gladys Reba Lunch Hogsett, 71, of Plain City, formerly of Columbus, died
Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Doctors Hospital West.
She worked at the Sears Distribution Center for more than 10 years and
enjoyed shopping and crocheting.
She was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Williamson, W.Va., and was predeceased by
her father, Lawrence Patterson; her mother, Thelma Whitt Roberts; a
sister, Roxie Smith; and a brother, Lawrence Patterson.
She is survived by a son, David (Brenda) Lynch of Plain City; and a
sister, Mattie May of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

HELEN JOYCE THOMAS
Helen Joyce Thomas, 74, of Marion died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 1,
2004, at Marion General Hospital.
A graduate of Harding High School, she was a retired care giver for the
elderly.
She was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Marion to the late Delbert and Opal Coffey
Ramsey. She married David Thomas June 4, 1960, and he died Sept. 25,
2002.
She is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Tim) Smith of Creekside, Pa.; a
son, Terry Rouse of Raymond; two granddaughters, Traci Rouse and Kara
Rouse of Marysville; a longtime friend, Mary Jessie of Marion; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.

ROBERT WEBSTER LAIRD
Robert Webster Laird, 70, of Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at
Town & Country Hospital in Tampa.
He was a member of the last graduating class of Broadway High School in
1951 and excelled in basketball and baseball. He served in the U.S. Army
from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. He was a member of
Ben Franklin Lodge 719 F&AM, Fellowship Lodge 265 F&AM, Tampa Valley
Scottish Rite and Egypt Temple Shrine. He was the proud owner of a 1966
Corvair Monza convertible and was a former president of the Egypt Temple
Classic Car Club and Tampa's Vintage Chevrolet Club of America chapter.
He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Columbus to the late Claude C. and Mabel
Campbell Laird.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; three daughters, Debbie (Ed) Spencer of
Hamilton, Deanna (Charlie) Childress of Akron and Karen Laird of Tampa;
two brothers, Gilbert M. Laird of Marysivlle and Richard (Pat) Laird of
Richwood; and two nephews, James C. Laird and his daughters, Erica Laird
and Meagan of Broadway and Charles S. (Leslie) Laird and their children,
Allison Laird, Whitney Laird and Dan Laird of Greenville, Ind.
A memorial service was held in Tampa Thursday with Dr. Hank Lindstrom
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children,
12502 Pine Drive, Tampa FL 33612.


JOHN ROBERT REYNOLDS
John Robert Reynolds, 80, of Rushylvania died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
A retired construction foreman for United Telephone, he served in the
Army during World War II. A member of the Ridgeway Church of Christ he
loved to fish and hunt and loved his family very much.
He was born May 24, 1924 in Marion to the late Raymond and Roxie Neva
Gordon Reynolds. He was also preceded in death by a half brother,
Sherman Craig.
He married Louis Crevison Reynolds on Aug. 28, 1948 in Newport, Ky. and
she survives. Also surviving are: two sons, William John (Cheryl)
Reynolds of Olympia, Wa., and Robert Alan (Shirley) Reynolds of Plain
City; four daughters, Jean Ann (David) Downey of Marysville; Karen Sue
(Victor) Wilcoxon of Manassas, Va.; Beverly Kay (Stephen) Langstaff of
Springfield; and Barbara Lynn (Gene) Hunt of Bellefontaine; two half
brothers, Frank (June) Craig of Bellefontaine; and Paul (Judy) Craig of
Huntsville; and a half sister, Mary Fulton of Spartanburg, S.C. He  is
also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Rushylvania.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with
the Rev. Tim Sherer presiding.
Memorial contributions may be made to the diabetes or cystic fibrosis
associations.

HELEN JOYCE THOMAS
Helen Joyce Thomas, 74, of Marion died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 1,
2004, at Marion General Hospital.
A graduate of Harding High School, she was a retired care giver for the
elderly.
She was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Marion to the late Delbert and Opal Coffey
Ramsey. She married David Thomas June 4, 1960, and he died Sept. 25,
2002.
She is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Tim) Smith of Creekside, Pa.; a
son, Terry Rouse of Raymond; two granddaughters, Traci Rouse and Kara
Rouse of Marysville; a longtime friend, Mary Jessie of Marion; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial
will be at the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 102454, Atlanta GA 30368-2454.

Dorothy G. Herron, 83, of Woodstock died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at her
home.
A homemaker, she was dedicated to her family and God. She was retired
from Siemens after 28 years of service.
She was born Nov. 17, 1920, in West Jefferson to the late James and
Clara Marie Van Gundy O'Brien and was predeceased by her husband,
Raymond W. Herron; two grandchildren, Roxanne Watkins and Doug Perry; a
great-grandson, Jacob Detwiler; and two brothers, James and Henry "Bud"
O'Brien.
She is survived by three daughters, Darlene (Robert) Baker, Brenda (Ed)
Perry and Gayle (Bill) Watkins; two sons, Gene (Barbara) Herron and Gary
"Woody" (Cindy) Herron; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Iolene Snodgrass, Hazel McKenzie
and Rebecca (Lowel) Wilson; three sisters-in-law, Sara O'Brien, Jo Ann
O'Brien and Lydia Wood; and a brother-in-law, Vernon "Bud" Herron.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. David Dernlan
will officiate and, according to the wishes of the deceased, her body
will be cremated and burial will be held at the family's convenience.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus OH 43218-2039; Mercy Hospice, 2600
N. Limestone St., Springfield OH 45503; Jacob Detwiler Memorial Fund
through Grace Chapel, 500 Linden, West Liberty OH 43357; or the American
Cancer Society, 1130 Vester Ave., Suite G, Springfield OH 45503.

Oct

BETTY K. FLEMING BROWN
Betty Katherine Fleming Brown, 84, of Cincinnati, formerly of
Marysville, died Oct. 30, 2004.
The ninth and youngest child in her family, she was the only one to
attend college, graduating for Wilberforce University in 1942. She was
the first teacher of the School of Retarded Children in Union County and
after 14 years, she taught in the Marysville schools until her
retirement in 1982. She was a member of the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of
Wilberforce University and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She was a
third-generation member of the AME Church and was a member of the
Women's Missionary Society at Allen Chapel in Marysville and at Allen
Temple in Cincinnati. She served with her husband at AME churches and in
missionary societies in Marion, Bellefontaine, London and South
Charleston and was also active at the conference level.
She played the violin in the Marysville orchestra and was creative and
artistic, developing many arts and crafts projects for her students and
sharing her own works with the missionary society, garden club in
Marysville and later at senior centers.
She was born Feb. 29, 1920, to the late Luther and Edna Patterson
Fleming and was predeceased by a son, Dr. Clifton F. Brown. She married
Clifton Hawkins Brown, former councilman and mayor of Marysville, in
1942 and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Deborah K. Brown Gaines of Cincinnati;
three grandchildren, Ted D. Starks, Leslie (Tamara) Gaines III and
Deborah Denise (Nathaniel) Canady; great-grandchildren, Adam Starks,
Diamonta, Solomon and Elijah Sabre Gaines and Kenyah Symone Canday;
three nieces, Rachel, Kathy and Robin; a nephew, Johnny Brown; church
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Livers, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White, Mr. and
Mrs. Matt Miller, many dear lady friends, pastor Jordan and the
ministerial staff.
Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville.


LOLA C. LEIS
Lola C. Leis, 96, of Spencerville died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, in the
emergency room at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima after a sudden
illness.
She worked at Westinghouse Electric during World War II and fid
tailoring and alterations from her home. She was a member of the
Spencerville United Church of Christ where she had been a member of the
Tuckabache Class and a Sunday School superintendent. She was a member of
the Northwestern Ohio Field and Stream Association and Spencerville
Grange 2424.
She was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Spencer Township, Allen County, to the
late Joseph and Effie Martin Strohl and was predeceased by two sons,
James. L. Leis and Bernard L. Leis; six sisters, Helen Prine, Hildreth
Carnahan, Carrie Combs, Evelyn McKinley Christ, Mabel Strohl and Vivian
Knutzen; and an infant brother, Joseph Strohl. She married Harman Leis
Dec. 20, 1927, and he died Dec. 19, 1988.
She is survived by a son, Robert E. Leis of Spencerville; a daughter,
Delores (Thomas) Winters of Marysville; two daughters-in-law, Jan Leis
and Jeannie Leis of Spencerville; nine grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Spencerville
United Church of Christ. The Rev. Ronald L. Shifley will officiate and
burial will be at the Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in
Spencerville and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church music fund.

ROBERT ARTHUR SMITH
Robert Arthur Smith, 68, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at Whetstone Care
Center in Columbus.
He was an analytical chemist and was retired from Nestle's Inc. and
attended Christian Assembly Church in Marysville. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Army, serving in Fort Dietrick, Md. He was a proud member of
the 1954 graduating class of Smith High School in Riverview, Mich., and
graduated from Eastern Michigan University. He was an avid Buckeye and
Wolverine fan.
He was predeceased by a sister, Rhonda Smith; a son, Martin Falk; a
daughter, Tereasa Angle; and a grandson, Jeremy Primm.
He is survived by his wife, Bettie; a daughter, Jeni Smith; a son, Randy
(Jane) Smith; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister,
Sandra Duncan; nieces and nephews; an aunt, Dorothy Moyer; cousins, Joan
Moyer and Jan (Dr. Kirk) Hilliard; lifelong friends, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy
Bemis, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Ayers, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Gambino, Mr. and Mrs.
James Sharley, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Couture, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rosberski,
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Williford and Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Shelton; close friend, Bryan Griffith and many other dear
friends and relatives.
A memorial service was held today at the Southwick-Good & Fortkamp
Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High St. with pastor Donald Moceri officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the
American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.southwick-good.com

 

CALEB ALEXANDER "WHITEY" DELP
Caleb Alexander "Whitey" Delp, 19, of Richwood died Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2004, in Marysville.
He was a 2004 graduate of North Union High School where he played
football. He had enlisted in the Army and was waiting to go to boot
camp. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Delaware and was an
Eagle Scout. He was an avid reader and enjoyed paint balling. He was
very passionate about his love for his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 23, 1984, in New Haven, Conn., and was predeceased by
his grandfathers, Edward Bodine and Chester L. Delp.
He is survived by his mother, Nejla Marie Bodine Delp of Richwood; his
father, Jeffrey Alan Delp of East Haven, Conn.; a sister, Rebekah Delp
of Richwood; two brothers, Jarrod (Mandy) Delp of Norfolk, Va., and
Clayton Delp of Richwood; his maternal grandmother, Mary Bodine of
Bonita Springs, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Constance C. Delp of
Zanesfield; and aunts and uncles and their families, Michael, Brian,
Mark, Christopher, Rebekah, Ted, Bret and David Bodine.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church
west of Delaware. Pastor Corey Bane will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday
at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the
family with funeral expenses.


MARY "PAT" PATRICIA DUFF
Mary "Pat" Patricia Duff, 82, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2004, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a secretary at San Antonio Hospital in Kenton.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine and the
St. Vincent De Paul Society and a former secretary, organist and choir
director at the church.
She was born March 16, 1922, in Hardin County to the late Anthony J. and
Margaret Durr Dick and was predeceased by three brothers, Frances, Gus
and Theodore Dick; and two sisters, Rita Mathewson and Monica Dick.
She is survived by her husband, John Franklin Duff whom she married
April 1, 1945, in Hardin County; a son, John David (Julie) Duff of
Mosinee, Wisc.; two daughters, Linda (Steve) Davisson of Marysville and
Margaret Ann (Gary) Fergus of Bellefontaine; three grandchildren, John
and Jeff Fergus and Shannon Sedgwick; and a great-grandchild, Hayley
Fergus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic
Church. The Rev. Patrick L. Sheridan will officiate and burial will be
at Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Monday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


JEFF KNOX
Thomas Jeffrey Knox, 60, of Maggie Valley, N.C., formerly of
Winston-Salem, N.C., and Marysville, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at
his home. He had lived in Haywood County for the past nine years.
He was a 1961 graduate of Marysville High School. He was an artist and
loved the mountains.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Connie Knox; a daughter,
Kimberly (Gerald) Joyce of Ruffin, N.C.; two sons, Andrew Robillard and
his fiancee, Jan, of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Michael Robillard of
Greensboro, N.C.; a brother, Steve Knox of California; and two
granddaughters, Anna Joyce and Caroline Robillard.
At his request, no services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Chest, c/o Hope Cancer
Center, P.O. Box 16948, Asheville, N.C. 28816.
Arrangements are being handled by Wells Funeral Home Inc. & Cremation
Services in Waynesville, N.C.
Condolences may be sent to www.wellsfuneralhome.com.


LINDA E. RISNER
Linda E. Risner, 57, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at the
OSU Hospitals after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was
a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a loving and giving person
who enjoyed caring for others, especially the sick. She enjoyed
gardening, reading and cooking.
She was born June 9, 1947, in Elkton, Md., to the late Christian and
Virginia Green Clark.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, LeRoy Risner whom she
married March 4, 1976, in Bellefontaine; children, Michael C. (Tiffany)
Duane of Blacklick, Kim A. (Jeremy Sassen) Risner, Vicki Risner and
Steve Risner of Marysville, Paula (Dave) Feasel of Raymond, Debbie
(Dana) Thompson and Susan Neil of Claibourne and David (Kelly) Risner of
Richwood; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathy
(Michael) Lyneis of Elkton; a brother, Jimmy Clark of Maryland; and
godchildren, Crower and Phoenix Davies.
Funeral services were held today at the Ingram Funeral Home. The Rev.
John Mountjoy will officiate and burial was at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of
Central Ohio in care of the funeral home.

BAYLOUS "GEORGE" WAUGH
Baylous "George" Waugh, 85, of West Mansfield died Wednesday, Oct. 27,
2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a cement truck driver with the former Harris, Jolliff and Michel
Lumber Company in Byhalia for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1982.
He was a faithful member of the Community United Methodist Church in
York Center and enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming dogs and gardening.
He was an avid reader of western novels and a loyal fan of the
Cincinnati Reds. His recently auctioned 25-year Coca-Cola collection was
his pride and joy. His greatest fulfillment came from spending time with
his family and he will be remembered as a great husband, father and
grandpa.
He was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Pliney, W.Va., to the late George and
Jancie Lambert Waugh and was predeceased by a sister, Allie Mae Myer and
a half-sister, Wanda Waugh.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 66 years, Nearie Milton
Waugh whom he married Aug. 19, 1938, in Gallipolis; three sons, Sandy
(Gerry) Waugh of West Mansfield, Garry (Judy) Waugh of Springfield and
Herb (Jean) Waugh of Clear Lake, Iowa; a daughter, Sue (Aaron) Wright of
Marion; eight grandchildren, Rick (Melissa) Waugh, Randy (Chris) Waugh,
Reggie (Shelly) Waugh, Dan (Dawn) Waugh, Sara (Jamie) Wells, Kristi
(Brian) Hovenga, Michael (Deanna) Waugh and Betsy Ridgeway; 11
great-grandchildren; a sister, Mamie Alley of Cincinnati; a
half-brother, Wayne Waugh of Maryland; and many nieces, nephews and
cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Revs.
Dale Rexroth and Phyllis Radlinski will officiate and burial will be at
the York Cemetery in York Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.


JEFF KNOX
Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Knox, 60, of Maggie Valley, N.C., formerly of
Marysville, died today, Oct. 28, 2004.
He was a 1961 graduate of Marysville High School and a renowned artist.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Connie Knox.
The Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville, N.C., is in charge of
arrangements.

VIRGINIA K. HOOPER
Virginia K. Hooper, 79, of Columbus died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the
residence of her son and daughter-in-law.
She was a 25-year employee in the dietary department of the La Habra
School District in La Habra, Calif.
She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Okmulgee, Okla., to the late Donald and
Sadie Kessler Callow. She married Justin Sawyer Hooper July 25, 1943, in
Las Vegas and he died Sept. 29, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth J. Hooper of Florence, Mass., and
Melvin L. (Arlene) Hooper of Columbus with whom she made her home; five
grandchildren, Jennifer Holman, Anne Hooper, Sandra Hooper, Shannon Cook
and Paul Hooper; five great-grandchildren, Ashley M., Nicholas G.,
Ashley M., Mikayla C. and Aiden J.; two brothers, Clyde (Jean) Callow of
Corona, Calif., and William "Bill" (Barbara) Callow of Oregon.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Alton
Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Friends may call from
6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.


LISA KAY LOUTZENHISER
Lisa Kay Loutzenhiser, 43, of Columbus, formerly of Cranberry Township,
Pa., died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004.
She graduated from Penn State University in 1983 with a degree in speech
and hearing pathology and was the speech and hearing pathologist for the
Marysville schools for the last 21 years. She had a loving heart for
special needs children and was an active helper for Special Olympics.
She was an advocate for women with breast cancer and participated in
many Race for the Cure events for breast cancer research. Channel 4 in
Columbus did a documentary on Lisa, "One Year in the Life of a Woman
with Breast Cancer."
She was born June 27, 1961, in Philadelphia to Donald B. and Helen J.
Siefke Loutzenhiser and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother; two sisters; a brother; two nieces; and
three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St.
Ferdinand Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Glenn-Kildoo
Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry
Township.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Marysville High
School Auditorium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas TX 75265-0309, or Kobacker House,
3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.


LINDA E. RISNER
Linda E. Risner, 57, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at the
OSU Hospitals after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was
a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a loving and giving person
who enjoyed caring for others, especially the sick. She enjoyed
gardening, reading and cooking.
She was born June 9, 1947, in Elkton, Md., to the late Christian and
Virginia Green Clark.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, LeRoy Risner whom she
married March 4, 1976, in Bellefontaine; children, Michael C. (Tiffany)
Duane of Blacklick, Kim A. Risner, Vicki Risner and Steve Risner of
Marysville, Paula (Dave) Feasel of Raymond, Debbie (Dana) Thompson and
Susan Neil of Claibourne and David (Kelly) Risner of Richwood; 16
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathy (Michael) Lyneis
of Elkton; and a brother, Jimmy Clark of Maryland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. John Mountjoy will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association of
Central Ohio in care of the funeral home.


ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Elizabeth Thompson, 93, of Marysville died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired from Wilke Meat Company where she worked as a meat processor
for many years. She was also a demonstrator for Armour Meats at grocery
stores in Columbus. She enjoyed playing the piano and cooking popular
dishes of her Hungarian ancestry.
She was born Oct. 2, 1911, in Cleveland to the late John and Elizabeth
Szalai Zelenka and always celebrated her birthday on Halloween. She was
predeceased by her brother, John Zelenka and two sons, George and
Johnny.
She is survived by two daughters, Eva (Bill) Thompson of Berry, Ky., and
Linda (Jerry) McQueen of Marysville; and many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will be at 10
a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Friends may
call Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


GERALD W. "GARY" THOMPSON
Gerald W. "Gary" Thompson, 66, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004,
at his home after an extended illness.
A longtime farmer with the Sabins and Thompson families, he also worked
for 42 years in the auto service station business. He began his career
with Sohio at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets with dealer Jeff
Sabins and retired in 1999 at the same location, working for BP Oil.
Throughout the years, he managed other Standard Oil stations in Columbus
and Marysville, set records in sales and served as president of the
company's union. He was an instructor for BP Oil's S.T.A.R. training
program to prepare employees for BP MiniMart management. In his younger
years, he worked for the Greene County Farm Bureau and as a a fireman
for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He was a member of the Marysville Christian Church, a merit badge
counselor and committee member for Boy Scout Troop 634 and coached
Little League baseball for many years. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed
camping, hunting and bird watching. He like square dancing, playing
various sports and teaching athletics to his children. He was an avid
Cleveland Browns fan and was known for his sense of humor, story telling
and yodeling.
He was born Dec. 9, 1937, in New Dover to the late William W. "Woody"
and Ruth Ione Sabins Thompson and was predeceased by a granddaughter,
Carly Denise Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Teresa L. Sharp Thompson;
children, Kimberly (Roy) Asbury, Gayle (Dana) Williams, Jodi Thompson
Cheek, Douglas (Jonell) Thompson, Amber Thompson and Nick Trejo Thompson
of Marysville and Dawn Thompson of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Chad
(Melissa) Clarridge, Andy Clarridge, Jamie, Joby and Justin Jeffrey,
Johnny and Amy Cheek, Paige Thompson, Josh Carey, Quanisha Thompson and
Skyler Morris; a sister, Greta Thompson of New Port Richey, Fla.; aunts
and uncles, Mary Blair of South Charleston, Kenneth and Margie DeBold of
Sabina, Jeff and Gert Sabins, Fred Sabins and Jack and Lois Holton of
Marysville, Jean Geho of Richwood, Helen Sabins of Columbus and Ivan and
Mary Sabins of Urbana; his mother-in-law, Dee Sharp of Columbus; a
brother-in-law, Bob (Jennifer) Sharp of Plain City; special friends, Bob
Tobin, Jack DeBold, Lee Flowers, Duke Price, John McBride, Bobby Joe
Caldwell Sr., Jim Bayes, the Rev. Jim Price, John Ridgeway, Ronald
Sabins, Rachel Thompson and Darlene Sabo; and many other relatives and
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to
8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CYNTHIA "CINDY" STEVENS J. BENNING
Cynthia J. "Cindy" Stevens Benning, 54, of Woodstock died Sunday, Oct.
24, 2004, at her residence.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working with her flowers. She
enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be
sadly missed.
She was born July 4, 1950, in Franklin County.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold L. Stevens and her stepfather,
William G. Comer.
She is survived by her husband, Randy D. Benning; her mother, Lillian M.
Comer of West Liberty; a son, Tyler Schmidt of Woodstock; a daughter,
Sally Jo (David) Moore of Indiana; two grandchildren, Dakota and
Cheyenne Jourdan; two brothers, James L. Stevens of London and Pat
(Teresa) Comer of West Jefferson; and many other family members and
friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Paint
Township Cemetery in London. The Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral
Home in Mechanicsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.


HARRY MERLD DEVERS JR.
Harry Merld Devers Jr., 82, of Willowbrook Village in Delaware where he
had lived for the last five years died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Grady
Memorial Hospital. He was a former 50-year resident of Richwood and was
formerly of Mansfield.
He was a graduate of Bethesda High School and attended the Ohio State
University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving from
1941 to 1945. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Ford Island and Johnson
Island, serving 42 months of sea duty on the USS Kenneth Whiting in the
Pacific. He worked for more than 50 years for the Caldwell & Bloor
Company of Mansfield, beginning as a pharmacy assistant and working as a
salesman for most of his career.
He was a member of the Richwood First Baptist Church and a life member
of the DAV, Richwood VFW Post 870, Richwood American Legion Baccarat
Post 40 and Mount Carmel Lodge 303 F&AM in Richwood. He was very
community minded and worked over the years with the North Union Athletic
Boosters, a group he helped start, the North Union Music Boosters, the
school carnival and Richwood Park, to name a few of the projects he was
active with. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, music and dancing and the joy
of his life was his family, his wife, children and grandchidlren.
He was born Aug. 8, 1922, in Brilliant to the late Harry M. and Ella
Deafenbaugh Devers Sr. and was predeceased by a son, David Harry Devers;
three brothers, Charles Ivan, George Raymond and Paul Henry Devers; and
a sister Barbara Bricker.
He is survived by his wife, Dora L. Owens Devers whom he married July
30, 1949, in Mansfield; a son, Daniel (Carol) Devers of Richwood; four
daughters, Debra Kay (Ted) Walton of Johnstown, Diana Lee (Joe) Pereira
of Hilo, Hawaii, Darcy Louise (Paul) Hegreness of Mentor and Dale Ann
(Mike) Falini of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sylvia Thomas of Texas; a
sister-in-law, Marge Devers of Mansfield; a brother-in-law, Harold
Bricker of Sandusky; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery
where veteran's graveside services will be conducted by the Richwood VFW
and American Legion posts. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church
or the Willowbrook Village Memorial fund in care of the funeral home.


VIRGINIA K. HOOPER
Virginia K. Hooper, 79, of Columbus died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at the
residence of her son and daughter-in-law.
She was a 25-year employee in the dietary department of the La Habra
School District in La Habra, Calif.
She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Okmulgee, Okla., to the late Donald and
Sadie Kessler Callow. She married Justin Sawyer Hooper July 25, 1943, in
Las Vegas and he died Sept. 29, 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth J. Hooper of Florence, Mass., and
Melvin L. (Arlene) Hooper of Columbus with whom she made her home; five
grandchildren, Jennifer Holman, Anne Hooper, Sandra Hooper, Shannon Cook
and Paul Hooper; five great-grandchildren, Ashley M., Nicholas G.,
Ashley M., Mikayla C. and Aiden J.; two brothers, Clyde (Jean) Callow of
Corona, Calif., and William "Bill" (Barbara) Callow of Oregon.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alton
Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Friends may call from
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

MARJORIE J. SABINS-HERRIOTT
Marjorie J. Sabins-Herriott, 85, of Marysville died Saturday, Oct. 23,
2004, in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County following
an extended illness.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she graduated from New Dover High
School in 1937 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She worked for many years at Parkview Restaurant and retired in 1981
after being employed at Edgewood Elementary School. She was a former
volunteer for Windsor Community Meals.
She was born Jan. 27, 1919, at home in New Dover to the late Pearl and
Alma Gamble Yoder and was predeceased by three brothers, Wilbur, Clylea
and Bob Yoder; and five sisters, Imo Kunce, Madge Yoder, Cecil
Chamberlin, Fern Ivans and Rose Thompson. She married Carl Sabins Sept.
12, 1937, and he died in 1986. She married Eugene Harriott Dec. 17,
1991, and he died in 1996.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Bill) Humble of Simpsonville,
S.C., and Pam (Roger) Vigar of Marysville; four grandchildren, Steve
(Amy) Humble of High Point, N.C., Shelly (Darrel) Ninneman of
Simpsonville, S.C., Andy (Velma) Vigar of Hilliard and Amy Whiting of
Bethel Springs, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren; five stepchildren,
Barbara (Byron) Rea of Richwood, Kay Ramage of Plantation, Fla., Edward
E. (Sherry) Herriott of Raymond, Jeff Herriott of New Milford, Conn.,
and Michael (Hazel) Herriott of Raymond; 14 step-grandchildren; 16
step-great-grandchildren; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Julia Yoder,
Lois (Jack) Holton, Jeff (Gertrude) Sabins and Fred Sabins of
Marysville, Bob Thompson of Springfield, Helen Sabins of Columbus, Jean
Griffin of Richwood and Ivan (Mary) Sabins of Urbana; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Vogel of the Berean Bible Church in Dublin
will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Windsor Community Meals in care of
the funeral home.

GEORGE W. GREEN
George W. Green, 86, of Marysville died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a retired grain and livestock farmer. He was dedicated to
farming, was proficient mechanically and continued to help with the farm
work well into retirement. He was experienced in woodworking and enjoyed
it as a longtime hobby. He was a Christian man, born into the Baptist
faith, a past member of the board of the Northwestern School in Raymond,
a lifetime member of the FFA Alumni, a longtime member of the Farm
Bureau and a member of the Union County Genealogy Society. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion
Post 79.
He was born July 10 1918, in Taylor Township to the late Charles D. and
Zula D. Fogle Green and was predeceased by three brothers, Charles,
Delmar and Robert Green.
He is survived by his wife, Martha M. Patton Green to whom he was
married March 26, 1942, by the Rev. Wyburn Skidmore at the Raymond
United Methodist Church parsonage; children, Guy L. Green, Betty J.
Thornton and Karen I. (Tom) Scheiderer of Marysville; seven
grandchildren, Patrick Thornton, Kelly E. (Christina) Thornton, Michelle
M. (Chuck) Kreis, Loren G. Green, Lynnette L. (Kent) Focht, Gregg T.
Scheiderer and J. Adrienne (Troy) Gwilliams; eight great-grandchildren,
Brooke A. Graham, Ian J. Green, Kennedy M. Gwilliams, Braeden T. Lotz,
Jenna M. Lotz, Kade E. Focht, J. Connor Thornton and Kelsey A. Thornton;
a sister, Rose Alice (Paul) McCrary of Richwood; three sisters-in-law,
Eleene Green and Marjorie Green of Marysville and Clarabelle Green of
Marion; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his
special riding companion, his beagle, Lady.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial with full
military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will be at the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association of
Central Ohio, the American Heart Association or the Union County Cancer
Society. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

WAYNE WATKINS
Wayne Watkins, 73, of East Liberty passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct.
22, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County, Marysville. He was born
Aug. 13, 1931, in Russells Point, Ohio, to W. Avery and G. Mae (Tennant)
Watkins. Wayne served his country in the United States Army. He was a
farmer and an employee of Zane Township in Logan County. He loved
spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann (Huffman) Watkins; one
son, Rodney (Kim) Watkins of North Lewisburg; two daughters, Debra (Joe)
Evans of North Lewisburg and Laurie (Brian) Stuart of East Liberty;
seven grandchildren, Jason (Jenny) Kline, Clint Watkins, Shawna Watkins,
Rachel Stuart, Kasey Castle, Tony Castle and Allison Evans; three
great-grandchildren, Jason, Paige and Lanee; two brothers, Mack Watkins
of Middleburg and Tom (Karen) Watkins of Zanesfield; two sisters, Ruth
Ellen (Charles) Larry of Zanesfield and Janet Coleman (Bob Venrick) of
East Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death
by his parents, a daughter, Jean Castle, two brothers, Carroll and Dale
and a sister, Ann.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 26, 2004, at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in
Mechanicsburg. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
the Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg, OH, with the Rev. Wayne Guisinger
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite
charity.

GERTRUDE "DOLLY" WAGNER

Gertrude "Dolly" Wagner, 75, of Marysville died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004,
in the comfort of her home with her family at her side following a
five-month battle with cancer.
She was retired from Ranco Controls in Plain City and was a member of
the Marysville First Baptist Church. She was a 1947 graduate of Rosedale
High School, a member of the Auxiliary of the Union County Chapter of
the DAV and Windsor and Community Seniors and a former member of Women
of the Moose with Marysville Moose Lodge 1651. She was an avid fan of
the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes and her greatest joy
came from spending time with her family.
She was born March 25, 1929, in Irwin to the late Sam and Gertrude Gregg
Stone and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Richard Stone.
She is survived by her husband of more than 56 years, Arthur Wagner whom
she married Aug. 17, 1948, at the Mechanicsburg Church of Christ in
Christian Union; a daughter, Carolyn (William) Bennett of Marion; a son,
Roger (Sharon) Wagner of Marysville; two grandchildren, Randy (Angie)
Bennett and Michelle (Rob) Mogle of Marion; three great-grandchildren,
Corey and Ashley Mogle and Tory Bennett; two sisters, Laura "Babe"
Langeneger of Sarasota, Fla., and Anna Mae (Arthur) Hope of Huber
Heights; two brothers, Roy "Todd" (Grace) Stone of Springfield and Carl
(Val) Stone of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins,
aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Marysville
First Baptist Church. The Rev. Peter Miller 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 Mannasmith Funeral Home West Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House Homereach
Hospice, the Leukemia Society or the church in care of the funeral home.

ANN MARIE WASLOHN
Ann Marie Waslohn, 47, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, at Mayfair Village
after a long battle with diabetes.
She graduated from Marysville High School in 1976 and attended Columbus
State University. For the past four years, she devoted her time to
serving as a volunteer at her church, Atonement Lutheran Church.
She was born Oct. 13, 1957, in Lafayette, Ind. and was predeceased by
her grandparents, George and Luzelle Keilholz and Ben Miller; and an
aunt, Marjorie Pervine.
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Lois Keilholz of Marysville;
two brothers, John (Susie) Keilholz of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jim
(Karyn) Keilholz of Toledo; two nieces, Emily Stathas and Jennifer
Keilholz of Minneapolis; three nephews, John Keilholz Jr. of Sioux
Falls, S.D., and Ben and Jacob Keilholz of Toledo; a great-niece, Baylee
Faith Stathas of Minneapolis; a grandmother, Clara Miller of O'Neill,
Neb.; two aunts, Mildred Miller of Orange, Calif., and Marion (George)
Oetter of Omaha, Neb.; an uncle, Howard Pervine Jr. of Lafayette, Ind.;
five cousins; and a friend, Chris Waslohn.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Atonement Lutheran
Church, 1621 Francisco Road, Columbus, with the Rev. Dan Bell
officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atonement Lutheran Church
Building Fund.
The O.R. Woodyard Funeral Home on Bethel Road is in charge of
arrangements.

KELLIE L. COOPERIDER NORTON
Kellie L. Cooperider Norton, 40, of Clayton died Tues., Oct. 19, 2004,
after an extended illness.
She was a member of the Salem Church of God and the National Marfan
Foundation.
She was born Jan. 7, 1964, in Delaware and is survived by her husband of
16 years, Doug Norton; daughters, Danielle and Taylor Norton; a son,
Phillip Norton; her parents, Jack and Sue Cooperider of Prospect;
sisters, Karen (Rob) Cameron of Helena, Mont., Phyllis (Jeff) Griffith
and Judy (Jim) Gray of Richwood; and nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Kindred Funeral Home
in Englewood. Pastor Paul Strozier will officiate and burial will be at
Arlington Cemetery in Brookville. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
today.
In lie of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National
Marfan Foundation, 22 Manhasset Ave., Port Washington, N.Y. 11050.
Condolences may be sent to www.KindredFuneralHome.com.

PHILIP LOWELL FERRELL
Philip Lowell Ferrell, 43, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He had a unique sense of humor and an endearing spirit and his most
special accomplishments included representing Delaware County in the
Ohio Special Olympics. He enjoyed music, video games and wrestling. He
attended Hickory Knoll School in Delaware and was employed by Alpha
Industries in Delaware and Ranco in Plain City.
He was born May 17, 1961, in Kenton and was predeceased by his father,
Willard L. Ferrell in 2001.
He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Westlake Ferrell of Marysville; a
sister, Cathy (Jimmy) DeNu of Milford; a brother, Samuel J. (Debbie)
Ferrell of Gainesville, Ga.; two nephews, Tim Ferrell of North Augusta,
S.C., and Roman DeNu of Milford; two nieces, Tiffiny Ferrell of
Sacramento, Calif., and Feliz DeNu of Milford; aunts and uncles, Dewey
and Miriam Shirk of Richwood, Bud and Julia Westlake, Phyllis Hamilton
Westlake, Ron and Carolyn Chapman and Donna Tallman Ferrell of
Marysville, Kamma Ferrell of Columbus, Helen Ferrell of Connecticut and
Donald and Janie Ferrell of Marion; and numerous cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will be at the
Broadway Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware County MR/DD, 4981 County
Line Road, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EDITH W. HALL KILKENNY
Edith W. Hall Kilkenny, 94, of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 18,
2004, at the Sunbelt Nursing Home in Zephyrhills. She was a native of
Johnstown and formerly lived in the Marysville and Seville, Fla., areas.

She was a homemaker and nurse's aide. She was a member of Trinity United
Methodist Church in Seville, American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary in Deland,
Fla., and VFW Darby Post 3268 Auxiliary in Plain City. She was devoted
to her family and was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Johnstown to the late Harry B. and Lura
M. Watson Galbraith and was predeceased by a daughter, Martha S.
Kilkenny; two stepdaughters, Dorothy L. Randall and Evelyn Chalfant; a
stepson, Richard Kilkenny; three brothers; three sisters; and two
great-grandchildren. She married Forest R. Hall May 21, 1929, in Newark
and he died Aug. 7, 1958. She then married Dennis F. Kilkenny Oct. 17,
1982, in Marysville and he died April 29, 1989.
She is survived by her children, the Rev. Charles L. (Lois) Hall of Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga., Wilma A. (Lawrence) Patton Marysville, A. Gaile Morris
of Dayton, V. Carol (Frank) Reams of Zephyrhills and Billy J. (Donna)
Hall of Ormond Beach, Fla; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 17
great-great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Robert E. Kilkenny of Seville,
Wilma Ruff of Pataskala and Ruth Mahaney of Lakeland; and a special
friend, Gladys Godfrey of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Charles Hall and Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will be at the Greenhill Cemetery in Johnstown. Friends may call
from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

TED N. HOOVER
Ted N. Hoover, 79, of Raymond died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, with his
family at his side at the Ohio State University Medical Center in
Columbus.
A lifetime farmer, he raised and showed Shropshire Sheep for many years.
He was formerly employed by the O.M. Scott Company and drove a truck
with Tillman Trucking. He was a faithful member of the Old Union Church
of Christ and served his country in the Ohio National Guard. He was a
lifetime member of the Marysville High School FFA Alumni Association, a
former member of the Northwestern Lions Club, a member of the Shropshire
Breeders Association and a longtime volunteer with the Liberty Township
Fire Department. He especially enjoyed working with sheep and spending
time with his family.
He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Raymond to the late James E. and Cynthia
Thompson Hoover and was predeceased by a son, John Hoover.
He is survived by his wife of more than 57 years, Katherine Kerns
Hoover, whom he married Aug. 21, 1947, at the home of his parents; two
daughters, Cheryl (Andy) Cook of Marysville and Shirley (Bob) Payne of
Bellefontaine; a son, James (Susan) Hoover of Marysville; nine
grandchildren, Chad Payne, Jeremy Payne, Travis Hoover, Johnnie Hoover,
Jennifer Neil, Alex Neil, Jerred Neil, Angela Cook and Andre Cook; five
great-grandchildren, Madison, Taylor, Jenna, Katie and Kade; and his
church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Old Union
Church of Christ. Dennis Faulkner and Joe Thompson will officiate and
burial will be at Millcreek Cemetery in Raymond. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. today at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.


TOMMY R. LEMASTER
Tommy R. Lemaster, 55, of Plain City died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 17,
2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was employed by the Sutphen Corporation and was formerly a 19-year
employee of the Dana Corporation. He was a member of the Tennessee
Squire Club, an avid bowler at Plain City Lanes and enjoyed golfing and
fishing.
He was born June 17, 1949, at home in Rosedale to the late Victor D. and
Virgie Sparks Lemaster and was predeceased by three sisters, Patricia
Ballard, Carmella Rice and Peggy Lemaster; and a half brother, Paul
Whaley.
He is survived by three children, Michael (Victoria) Lemaster of
Broadway and Lori Lemaster and Victor Lemaster of Marysville;
grandchildren, Kayla, Ashton and Hunter; his loving companion, Pam
Harrell; her children, Donna (Andy) Keidel and Deanna (Douglas)
McNamara; and grandchildren, Austin, Aidan and Devin; a brother, Charles
(Linda) Lemaster of Milford Center; three sisters, Jean (Junior)
Hatfield of Catawba, "Lou" (Alfred) Keeler and Kathy (Tom) Knott of
Mechanicsburg; a brother-in-law, Arnold Ballard; and a sister-in-law,
Betty Whaley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus OH 43201, or the McConnell
Heart Health Center, 3773 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214.

HELEN MARGARET COLLIER
Helen Margaret Collier, 84, of Richwood died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at
The Gables in Green Pastures in Marysville.
She was a graduate of Richwood High school and had worked as a legal
secretary for the Evans and Evans Law Office in Richwood for more than
20 years, retiring in 1982. She was always interested in the Richwood
community and had served as a council person and member of the zoning
committee. She spearheaded a fund to repair the town clock which sits
atop the town hall. She was a member of the Richwood Civic Center where
she assisted in serving the men's breakfast for many years. She was a
member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church and enjoyed working
with flowers and working around her house.
She was born April 3, 1920, in Richwood to the late O.A. and Lulu M.
Worden Keigley and was predeceased by an infant son, Robert Carl and a
brother, George W. Keigley. She married Vachel B. "Ted" Collier in 1940
and he died in 1954.
She is survived by a son, Larry (Toby) Collier of Marysville; a sister,
Martha (William) Moore of Richwood; two grandchildren, Scott Collier of
New York City and Troy (Renee) Collier of Cadillac, Mich.; and several
nieces and nephews.
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 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Village of Richwood Town Hall
Clock Fund in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood.


FRANK HITCHCOCK
Frank Hitchcock, 82, of Van Wert died Friday at the Hearth & Home
Assisted Living Center of Van Wert.
A retired owner and operator of Progressive Tool & Die Company in
Delphos, he was co-founder and president of Van Wert Machine Corp. from
1960-2003. He was a 1940 graduate of Middle Point High School and was a
U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Wert, which he helped
establish in 1959. He was a charter member and served as deacon, teacher
and Sunday school superintendent.
He was born in Washington Township in Van Wert on Aug. 2, 1922, to the
late Roy Clifford and Laura Dell (Adam) Hitchcock.
Also preceding him in death: were three brothers, J. Gareth Hitchcock;
Arthur A. Hitchcock and Victor Ulysses Hitchcock; and a sister, Rosella
Ringwald.
He married Juanema McElhannon on March 11, 1946, in Yuma, Ariz., and she
survives.
Also surviving are: two sons, Dwight E. (Debra) Hitchcock of Van Wert
and Paul A. (Beth) Hitchcock of Gatlinburg; and two daughters, Laura L.
(Joseph) Williams of Marysville and Darragh Jean (Jon) Geist of West
Minster, S.C. Ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also
survive.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church with Pastor Steve A. Robinson presiding. Burial with military
honors will follow at the Ridge Cemetery in Ridge Township.
Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral
Home in Van Wert and Tuesday one hour prior to the services at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church and
Gideon's International.


BRANDY LYN WINFIELD
Brandy Lyn Winfield, 29, of Marion died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004,
following complications of medical trauma from a gunshot wound in the
line of duty.
He graduated from Harding High School and Tri Rivers Career Center, then
attended Marion Technical College where he received a peace officer
certification. He previously was an Explorer with the Marion County
Sheriff's department, then a dispatcher and deputy jailer, becoming a
road deputy in 1998.
He was born July 19, 1975, in Marion to Rick E. and Shirley K. Orians
Winfield and they survive. He is also survived by his wife, Sara M.
Haughn Winfield whom he married in Maui, Hawaii, July 7, 1998; two sons,
Landon R. and Tyler L. Winfield; a brother, Cory J. (Lindsey) Winfield
of Marion; grandparents, Ann Severns and Forest and Brenda Winfield of
Marion; great-grandparents, Elizabeth Peddicord and Ada Severns of
Marion; in-laws, Johnna and Michael Colyer of Zanesfield and Samuel and
Nellie Haughn of Marion; a sister, Missy (Rick) Pierce of Marysville; a
niece and nephew, Hayden and Logan Pierce of Marysville; aunts, uncles
and cousins; and a special friend, Matt Wollett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Marion Veterans
Coliseum, 220 E. Fairground St., Marion. The Rev. Jeff Williams will
officiate and burial with honors will be at the Marion Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the coliseum.
Arrangements are being handled by Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors
in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Winfield children, in care of
the Fahey Bank, 127 N. Main St., Marion OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to GunderHallFalk@aol.com.

IRMA C. GLENDENING
Irma C. Glendening, 97, of Delaware died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at
Cherith Care Center at Willowbrook.
She and her late husband Robert owned and operated the Ideal Market in
Marysville until 1952 when they relocated to Galena and operated a
grocery store there. She retired from her son's dental practice where
she was a technician and office manager. She was a member of Asbury
United Methodist Church and the Galena Order of the Eastern Star.
She was born April 24, 1907, in Minier, Ill., to the late Otho E. and
Dora Ogden and was predeceased by her husband, Robert; a sister, Verba
Porter; a brother, Harold Ogden; and a daughter-in-law, Marjorie
Glendening.
She is survived by a son, Robert "Gene" Glendening of Delaware;
grandchildren, Amy Hemans of Delaware, Cynthia Glendening-Gotlieb of
Philadelphia, Debra Karmanos of Detroit and R. Bradley "Brad" Glendening
of Santa Fe, N. Mex.; and great-grandchildren, Bret and Doug Hemans,
Rachel and Hana Gotlieb and Sara Glendening.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. Benita Rollins of Asbury United
Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday
at the Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home in Delaware.
Condolences may be sent to www.bbrfh.com.

LLOYD WAYNE MARTINO
Lloyd Wayne Martino, 73, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct.
10, 2004, at the Ohio State University Hospitals.
He was a retired farmer, member of the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church and had served in the Air National Guard and later in the U.S.
Army.
He was born July 18, 1931, in Union County to the late Louie Wayne and
Ida Mae Blankenship Martino and was predeceased by a sister, Wanda M.
Guider.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, June E. Rinehart Martino whom he
married June 4, 1952, at the home of her parents; a son, Jerry Wayne
(Mary) Martino of Marysville; three grandsons, Curtis Wayne Martino,
Nicholas David Martino and Tyler Benjamin Kerns; a sister, Wilma J.
Vance of Marion; and a brother, Ronald W. Martino of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. There will be
no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

TONY BLEVINS
Tony Blevins, 53, of Delaware died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his home.
He graduated from South High School in Springfield and had lived in
Delaware County since 2000. He was employed in material services at
Honda.
He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Melvin, Ky., to Ralph and Milda Mills
Blevins.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; a son, Andrew of Delaware; a daughter,
Andrea (Stephen) Myers of Marengo; three grandchildren, Joshua and
Alexis Myers and Basha Wyatt; a sister, Judy Daniel of Delaware; and a
brother, Bill Blevins of Enon.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Robinson
Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Don Hicks will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed to the Blevins family at their home.


LLOYD WAYNE MARTINO
Lloyd Wayne Martino, 73, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct.
10, 2004, at the Ohio State University Hospitals.
He was a retired farmer, member of the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church and had served in the Air National Guard and later in the U.S.
Army.
He was born July 18, 1913, in Union County to the late Louie Wayne and
Ida Mae Blankenship Martino and was predeceased by a sister, Wanda M.
Guider.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, June E. Rinehart Martino whom he
married June 4, 1952, at the home of her parents; a son, Jerry Wayne
(Mary) Martino of Marysville; three grandsons, Curtis Wayne Martino,
Nicholas David Martino and Tyler Benjamin Kerns; a sister, Wilma J.
Vance of Marion; and a brother, Ronald W. Martino of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. There will be
no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

BILLY RAY MCLEMORE
Billy Ray McLemore, 65, of North Lewisburg died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004,
at Mount Carmel East Hospital with his family at his side following an
extended and courageous battle with cancer.
He was a skilled and talented cement finisher with the Mason & Isabelle
Construction Company of Columbus for more than 35 years and was a loyal
member of Cement Union #132 and Labor Union #423. He and his wife
attended the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church and formerly
attended the Marysville First United Methodist Church when they lived in
Marysville. He was a quiet, gentle man who took extreme pride in his
work. He loved being a "country boy" and he truly believed that if you
couldn't do something right, you shouldn't do it at all. He was a
capable, hard-working man who devoted his life to being a wonderful
husband, father and grandfather.
He was born Feb. 20, 1939, in Mount Vernon, Ky., to Lewis and Dovie
Stokes McLemore and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Avon Park, Fla.; his wife of nearly 44
years, Marie Shreve McLemore whom he married Nov. 13, 1960, at the
Pharisburg United Methodist Church; a son, Robert (Peggy) McLemore of
Marysville; two daughters, Cindy (Kelly) Spurlock of Dayton and Billiejo
(Stewart) Anderson of Woodstock; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Justin
McLemore, Rachelle, Jamie, Kyle and Steven Spurlock and Tara and Casey
Anderson; and five sisters, Betty Weeks of Sebring, Fla., Wathlynn
(Fred) Gregg of Milford Center, Mary (Hobart) Dale of East Liberty,
Wilma Campbell of North Carolina and Carolyn McLemore of Wachua, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Kathy Reiff will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.


MILDRED V. MORI
Mildred V. Mori, 90, of Belle Vernon, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004,
at County Manor Nursing Home. She was the mother of the Rev. Dr. Thomas
Mori, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Rehobeth Presbyterian
Church in Belle Vernon where memorial contributions may be made.
The Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family.

HARLEY N. REESE
Harley N. Reese, 85, of Sabina died peacefully Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at
Clinton Memorial Hospital.
A longtime resident of Clinton County, he was retired as manager of
sales and construction of the building division of Landmark after 28
years and was a member of the Sabina Church of Christ. He was very proud
of his military service to the United States. He served as a private
first class in Co. F, 34th Infantry, 24th Division of the U.S. Army and
was wounded in Luzon, the Philippines.
He was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Fayette County to the late William C. and
Edith E. Grooms Reese and was predeceased by a grandson, Wayne Kirk
Grose; two brothers, Roy and Raymond Reese; and on Aug. 14, 2002, by his
wife of 63 years, Juanita Rude Reese.
He is survived by a son, Barry (Connie) Reese of Plain City; a daughter,
Kay Shepherd of Wilmington; two grandchildren, Laureese Shepherd and
William Kent Grose; and two brothers, James of Sabina and Paul of
Quinten, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Littleton
Funeral Home in Sabina and burial will be in the Sabina Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabina Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to www.littletonfuneralhome.com.

 GLEN D. SCHMIDT
Glen D. Schmidt, 69, of Grayville, Ill., formerly of Milford Center,
died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, in Grayville after a courageous battle with
an extended illness.
He was a retired grain and livestock farmer and formerly owned and
operated the Schmidt Turkey Farm near Milford Center with his father. He
was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was an American Farmer in
the FFA. He was a sportsman and enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and
tennis and was an avid OSU fan.
He was born July 8, 1935, in Milford Center to the late Frederick and
Lydia Boerger Schmidt and was predeceased by a son, Dean and two
brothers, Bernard and Leo.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Hutchinson Schmidt whom he married
in 1996; children, Jay (Ann) Schmidt of Birmingham, Ala., Sharon (Keith)
Gifford of Grand Rapids, Mich., Lori (Terry) Graber of London and Amy
(Joel Saffer) Schmidt of Winter Haven, Fla.; five grandchildren, Megan,
Zachary and Hannah Graber and Kenneth and Kyle Gifford; his former wife,
Judith Schmidt Suprina; a sister, Marjorie (Arthur) Loschky of Milford
Center; and a brother, Gerald (Elsie) Schmidt of LaGrange, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Gerald Matzke officiating. Friends may call at the
church from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. A time of food,
fellowship and remembrance for family and friends at the St. Paul
Lutheran School will follow the service.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

TONY BLEVINS
Tony Blevins, 53, of Delaware died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his home.
He graduated from South High School in Springfield and had lived in
Delaware County since 2000. He was employed in material services at
Honda.
He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Melvin, Ky., to Ralph and Milda Mills
Blevins.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; a son, Andrew of Delaware; a daughter,
Andrea (Stephen) Myers of Marengo; three grandchildren, Joshua and
Alexis Myers and Basha Wyatt; a sister, Judy Daniel of Delaware; and a
brother, Bill Blevins of Enon.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Robinson
Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Don Hicks will officiate.
Condolences may be sent to wnww.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.


TERESA J. FEENEY CONLEY
Teresa J. Feeney Conley, 80, of Marysville died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She retired in 1986 from the Ohio Reformatory for Women after 15 years
of service. A registered nurse for more than 40 years, she worked at the
Juvenile Diagnostic Center, Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital, Orient
State Institution and the Timken and Ranco companies. She was a 1942
graduate of Steubenville Catholic Central High School and a 1947
graduate of the Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She was a member of Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
She was born March 27, 1924, in Steubenville to the late Matthew and
Catherine Quinn Feeney and was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine
Spellacy and Virginia McGill; a brother, Robert Feeney; and two nephews,
Robert Spellacy and Matthew McGill.
She is survived by five children, Lucinda "Cindy" (Jeff Schwade) Adams
of Columbus, Susan J. Sheets and her fiance, Robert Crossman of
Ostrander, Jeffrey M. (Jamie) Conley of Warrensburg, Virginia K. "Kay"
(Bob) Paden of Marysville and Robert Timothy Conley of Marysville; seven
grandchildren, Chris Ebright, Matthew Briggs, William and Benjamin
Sheets, Katie Adams, Elizabeth Erickson and Lynn Conley; and three
great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Daniel and Riley.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where the family will receive friends
one hour prior to the service. The Rev. David A. Poliafico will
officiate and burial will be held later at Calvary Cemetery in
Steubenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Union County
Cancer Society.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ESTELLE HAMILTON
Estelle Hamilton, affectionately known as "Stellie," 65, of Marysville
died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital due to
complications from leukemia.
She retired in 1991 after 30 years of dedicated service as a teacher
with Bucyrus Wynford Schools. She taught sixth grade for 21 years and
sixth and seventh grades for nine years. She was a lifetime member of
the Old Union Church of Christ and attended the Bucyrus Lincoln Avenue
Church of Christ while living in Bucyrus. She enjoyed membership of the
Bucyrus Community Little Theatre, Bucyrus Community Chorus, National
Education Association, Ohio Education Association, Wynford Education
Association and McGuffey Literary Club. She was a 1957 graduate of
Marysville High School and a 1961 graduate of Ohio State University.
She volunteered for 25 years as a 4-H advisor with the Peoria Treadle
Pushers and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She was a loyal fan
of the Cleveland Indians and Ohio State football and attended most home
Buckeye football games. She possessed a wonderful sense of humor and
will be remembered as a great sports enthusiast who supported teams from
the junior high to high school level.
She was born July 25, 1939, at home to the late George W. and Dorothea
Crabbe Hamilton and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Raymond F.
Huey.
She is survived by four sisters, Georgeann Hamilton, Mary Belle Huey and
Catherine (Fred) Ferguson of Marysville and Rachel McMullen of
Pickerington; an uncle, Robison Crabbe of Marysville; several nieces and
nephews; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Old Union
Church of Christ. Dennis Faulkner will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Union Church of Christ or
Eastside Church of Christ Ghana Fund in care of the funeral home.


HENRY H. MILLER
Henry H. Miller, 82, of Plain City died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.
He was known to many as "The Tax Man." He was a member of the Sharon
Mennonite Church.
He was predeceased by his parents, Abner and Lizzie Miller Miller and
two brothers, Daniel and Lee.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna Mae Kauffman Miller;
children, Kathy (Darrel) Rohrer of Hebron, Diane Miller Ryan of Plain
City and Duane (Lisa) Miller of Urbana; nine grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; five sisters, Edna Headings, Nancy Showalter and
Emma, Alice and Ann Miller; and three brothers, Bill (Ruby) Miller, Eli
(Mary) Miller and Wendall (Luella) Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Sharon
Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City. Pastor Bob Yoder 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 church.
Arrangements are being handled by the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain
City.

DAVID DELBERT EASTMAN
David Delbert Eastman, 92, of Byhalia died peacefully in his sleep
Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at his home.
A lifelong farmer, he had lived at the family home place since 1945 and
was proud to have maintained his independence in his older years. He was
a member of the Byhalia Friends Church and was a 1931 graduate of
Byhalia High School. He received an honorary membership in the Byhalia
High School FFA while his sons were members and he always had a fondness
for farm life and country living. He enjoyed fishing, camping, mowing
grass, golfing, bowling, ice skating and roller skating. He perfected
his pool playing during the winters he and his wife spent at Pine
Island, Fla., and his greatest enjoyment came from playing cards at
family gatherings. He will be remembered as a wonderful father and
grandfather.
He was born Feb. 6, 1912, in Byhalia to the late Garner and Odessia
Cooley Eastman and was predeceased by a son, Richard Eastman; three
brothers, Harold, Wallace and Ralph Eastman; and three sisters, Effie
Moorehead, Ellen Wickersham and Mary Hines. He married Frankie Roselinda
Miller Feb. 10, 1939, in Bellefontaine and she died Dec. 5, 2002.
He is survived by two sons, Henry (Ellen) Eastman and James (Judy)
Eastman of West Mansfield; five daughters, Linda Martin of Findlay,
Sharon (Ron) Kissling and Jane (Jack) Eastman of Byhalia, Marsha (Sam)
Hartley of Richwood and Valerie (Russell) Schone of Dunedin, Fla.; a
daughter-in-law, Betty Eastman of Raymond; 22 grandchildren; 43
great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ben
(Marian) Eastman of West Mansfield; a sister, Ethel Eastman, a resident
at Heartland of Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Byhalia Friends
Church. The Rev. Mike Gillette will officiate and burial will be at the
Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.


ROGER WALTER "DINGESS" MARTIN
Roger Walter "Dingess" Martin, 21, of Marysville, formerly of Crum,
W.Va., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1982, in Huntington, W.Va., and was predeceased by
a grandfather, Clifford Waller and three uncles.
He is survived by his parents, Alfred "Bo" Martin and Teresa Waller
Martin of Marysville; a brother, John Derrick Moore of Marysville; a
stepbrother, Daniel Martin; two stepsisters, Tiffany and Brittany Martin
of Columbus; a nephew, Jordan Martin of Columbus; grandparents, Walter
and Victoria Waller Marcum of Crum and Alfred Martin of Columbus; and a
host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sept. 29 in Jennies Creek, W.Va.
Condolences may be sent to the family through Teresa Martin, 1211
Brookstone Drive, Marysville.

FOREST EUGENE RIPLEY
Forest Eugene Ripley, 84, of Marysville died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at
Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md., due to complications
following a fall suffered a week ago.
He owned and operated Ripley Chevy-Olds in Marysville from 1959 to 1975
and formerly owned and operated automobile dealerships in Indianapolis
and Urbana. He was a 1938 graduate of Catawba High School and received a
bachelor's degree in education in 1941 from Wittenberg University. He
earned his pilot's license in 1938 and enjoyed a lifelong passion for
flying. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Owners Association,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and Civil Air Patrol. He
successfully built and piloted three of his own airplanes and owned and
piloted a hot air balloon from 1974 to 1992. He was instrumental in
establishing the Mid-Ohio Balloon Rally in 1975 and last flew on his own
at the age of 78. He was a member of the Springfield Masonic Lodge and
especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
He was born Nov. 12, 1919, in Springfield to the late Forest and Lena
Ripley. He married Mary Roberta Morgal Feb. 16, 1945 and she died Nov.
25, 2000.
He is survived by four sons, Robert Forest (Connie) Ripley of Auburn,
Ala., Michael (Elizabeth "Liz") Ripley of Marysville, Thomas (Valerie)
Ripley of Huron and Tim (Annette) Ripley of Frederick, Md.; six
grandchildren, Chad, Samantha, Jessica, Lauren, Karleigh and Carmen; a
brother, Okey (Barbara) Ripley of Springfield; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Special Needs
Council to provide assistance to Union County dialysis patients. Cards
will be available at the funeral home.

CLIFFORD WASSERBECK
Clifford Wasserbeck, 90, of Richwood died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at the
Sterling House in Marion.
He was a 1932 graduate of Richwood High School and attended the Ohio
State University for two years. He was a farmer and carpenter and a
member of the Carpenters & Millwrights Local 936. He belonged to several
senior citizens groups in the area where he enjoyed playing euchre. He
was an active and dedicated member of Emanuel Reformed Church in Green
Camp.
He was born June 3, 1914, in Union County to the late Frank and Rhea
Smeltzer Wasserbeck. He married Ethel Swartz April 7, 1937, and she died
March 13, 1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Carol (Bruce) Emery of Worthington; a son,
Harold (Harriet) Wasserbeck of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Sandra
(Richard) Walrath, Michael (Pascale) Wasserbeck, Robert Wasserbeck,
Nancy (Horia) Namtu, Karen (Richard) Jones and Scott (Wendy) Emery; 11
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Arlis
(Iva) Wasserbeck of Prospect; two sisters, Ruth Martin Anderson of Green
Camp and Mary Mounts of Powell; a sister-in-law, Daisy Warner of
Richwood; and a special friend, Virginia Wuertz of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Emanuel Reformed
Church near Green Camp. Pastor David Lippert will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial donations may be made to the church at 4234 Green Camp Essex
Road, Marion OH 43302.

THELMA CHAPMAN SILVERTHORN
Thelma Chapman Silverthorn, 93, of Marysville, formerly of Byhalia, died
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
A homemaker, she was active for many years in northern Union County,
supporting her family and community in agriculture, education,
athletics, church and service and social clubs. She was a member of
Marysville First United Methodist Church and a former member of the
Byhalia United Methodist Church where she was very active with the
Ladies Aid. She enjoyed singing, gardening, fishing and family travels.
She was a 1930 graduate of Mount Victory High School where she played
basketball.
She was born Sept. 25, 1911, in Union County to the late Guy and Estella
Parish Chapman and was predeceased by a brother, Glenn Chapman; a
sister, Maybelle Boros; a son-in-law, Jack Battles; a former son-in-law,
James C. Michel; and a step-grandson, Keith DeLashmutt. She married John
E. Silverthorn Dec. 27, 1930, and he died in 1977.
She is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann Battles and Janice (John)
Guisinger of Marysville and Judy (Bill) DeLashmutt of Dandridge, Tenn.;
a son, Jack (Jill) Silverthorn of Byhalia; grandchildren, Bart Battles
of Hilliard, Clif (Tonya) Little of Pleasant City, Wendy Stockwell of
Sunbury, Aaron (Teal) Michel of North Carolina, Margaret (Matt Smith)
Michel, John (Kathy) Michel and Suzanne (Ty) Clarridege of Marysville,
Stephanie Michel of Mount Victory, Matthew (Jenny) Michel of Oregon and
Tori (John) Case of Byhalia; step-grandchildren, Juanita (Don) Yearby of
Indiana, Bill (Tammy) DeLashmutt of Indiana, Janetta (Brad) Ellis of
Plain City, Jo (Jeff) Young of Richwood and Jim (Tina) Guisinger of
Milford Center; great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Zachary Little, Jennifer
and Brody Stockwell, Katie Crocco, Andrea Elliott, Casey, Cara, Chad and
Andy Clarridge, Ashley and Dana Magsig, Mallory Case, Meriele, Max, Mia
and Justin (Annie) Michel and Beth Doughtery; a
great-great-granddaughter, Sophia Kidd; four sisters, Reba Moninger of
Vermont, Hazel Good of Sylvania, Esther Naus of New Mexico and Vona
Batdorf of Michigan; a brother-in-law, John Boros of Pennsylvania; and
sister-in-law, Pauline Chapman of Port Clinton; and many other
relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at 2 p.m. at the Price Cemetery in Essex. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
of Union County or the Marysville First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwooodfuneralhome.com.

BLAINE EUGENE LOCKWOOD
Blaine Eugene Lockwood, 63, of Peoria died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, with
his family at his side in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He was formerly employed with Eljer Manfucaturing and enjoyed hunting
and fishing and spending time with his family. He will be remembered as
a loving husband and father and a truly ornery one-of-a-kind man.
He was born March 26, 1941, in Peoria to the late Forrest M. and Mary I.
Sarver Lockwood and was predeceased by two brothers, Jacob Lockwood and
John Lockwood.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Terry Belt Lockwood whom he
married Sept. 26, 1983; a daughter, Amy (John) Dowell of Marysville; a
son, Donald Lockwood; a grandson, Josh (Kirsten) Dowell; a
great-grandson, Jaden Dowell; two sisters, Mary Kesterson of Marysville
and Ola (Jack) Sutherly of Richwood; four aunts, Winifred Sarver of
Heartland of Marysville, Leona Sanford of Perrysburg, Frances Sarver of
Peoria and Edith Sarver of Delaware; an uncle, Lowell Appleman; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Fuenral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Nov.

RAY HAROLD DRAUDT
Ray Harold Draudt, 70, of Prospect, formerly of Marysville, died
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Mount Carmel East Medical Center in Columbus.

He retired in 2002 as a sales engineer for Midwestern Tool and
Engineering Company in Dayton.
He was born July 12, 1934, in Franklin County to the late Howard and
Dolly Sandridge Draudt and was predeceased by a daughter, Charlinda, in
1987; a brother, Ned Draudt; a sister, Virginia Draudt; and a
sister-in-law, Phyllis Draudt.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Charlotte Ann Glassburn Draudt
whom he married July 26, 1955, in Peoria; a son, Scott (Mary Lynn)
Draudt of The Woodlands, Texas; two granddaughters, Alexa and Macie
Draudt; a brother, Robert Draudt of Marysville; four sisters-in-law,
Marjorie Draudt of Fort Wayne, Glenda (Mark) Mullaney of Raymond, Lila
(Joe) Thiergartner of Florida and Sharon (Dave) Sherburn of Marysville;
three nieces, Carol Yeoman, Janet and Elaine Draudt; and eight nephews,
Arthur Draudt, Jack, Mike and Steve Mullaney, Alan, Brad and Craig
Thiergartner and Christopher Sherburn.
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 at
Oakdale Cemetery beside his daughter. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 940 London
Ave., Suite 1800, Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


PAULINE GUISINGER IANNI
Pauline Guisinger Ianni, 68, of Marysville died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004,
at her home surrounded by her loving family following a long illness.
For 34 years, she fought a courageous battle with complications from
diabetes. She retired in 1982 after 10 years as an insurance clerk for
Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was a 1954 graduate of Marysville
High School and a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. She
was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and especially enjoyed time
spent with her grandson, Corey. She enjoyed cooking and reading and was
active in politics.
She was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Irwin to the late Leo and Martha Opal
Henson Guisinger and was predeceased by a brother, Keith Guisinger; a
brother-in-law, Bud Vigar; her mother- and father-in-law, Mary and
Dominick Ianni; and a sister-in-law, Angeline Veltri.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Albert Frank Ianni whom she
married April 7, 1956, in Wichita Falls, Texas; three children, Randy
Ianni of Marysville, Regina (Bruce) Bullerman of Plain City and Rhonda
Ianni of Columbus; a grandson, Corey Bullerman; five sisters, Ruth
(Aaron) Holycross of Bellefontaine, Betty Bradford and Mary Ann
Guisinger of Marysville, Imogene Vigar of Wapakoneta and Bernice (Jerry)
Banks of Columbus; two brothers, Sam (Rachel) Guisinger of Marysville
and Herman (Shirley) Guisinger of West Mansfield; four brothers-in-law,
Gennaro (Marge) Ianni of New Jersey, Lawrence (Jeanne) Ianni of England
and Joseph (Cookie) Ianni and Johnny Veltri of Pennsylvania; and aunts,
uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday 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. today
at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
Central Ohio Office, 937 High St., Worthington OH 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BONETTA L. COMBS RUNYAN
Bonetta L. Combs Runyan, 63, of West Jefferson died Monday, Nov. 29,
2004, at her residence with her family at her side.
She graduated from Union Local High School in 1958 and retired from
General Motors in 1993 after 28 years of service.
She was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Stanton, Ky., and is survived by her
parents, Audrey and Elmer Combs of Rosedale; her loving husband, Carl,
whom she married May 28, 1959; a daughter, Carla (Larry L.) Stover of
West Jefferson; a son, Carl Runyan Jr. of West Jefferson;
granddaughters, Paige and Jocelyn Stover and Stephanie Runyan of West
Jefferson; a grandson, Zachary Carl Runyan of Westerville; two sisters,
Phyllis (Leonard) Daum of Milford Center and Monell (Ron) Dooley of
Rosedale; two brothers, Elmer Gene (Chrystal) Combs of Milford Center
and Bill (Betty) Combs of Marysville; three aunts, Jean (John) Fasang of
Winchester, Ky., Rosetta Lencke of Panama City, Fla., and Dorothy Combs
of Marysville; an uncle, James (Bobbie) Combs of Milford Center; and
many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rader-McDonald
Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Jerry Newman
will officiate and burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West
Jefferson. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

ANNABELLE BRIGHT HAYS
Annabelle Bright Hays, 75, of Marysville died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She retire in 1990 after 20 years as a housekeeping and laundry
associate at Union Manor. She attended Marysville Freewill Baptist
Church and enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music. A devoted grandmother,
she enjoyed camping and traveling in her motor home with her husband and
granddaughters.
She was born April 17, 1929, in Rio Grande to the late John Isaac and
Imogene Harper Bright and was predeceased by three sons, Calvin John
Hays, Harold Eugene Hays and Timothy Hays; and six brothers, George,
Lawrence, Edward, John Jr. "Noonie," James and Charlie Bright.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harlond Hays whom she
married Dec. 4, 1946; a daughter, Barbara (Michael) McCoy of Marysville;
four sons, Harlond (Tawni) Hays Jr. of West Mansfield, Darrell (Nan)
Hays of Marysville, Ova Hayden Hays and Daniel (Joanne) Hays of
Marysville; seven grandchildren, John Michael (Elaine) Hays of New
California, Tracy (James) Erwin, Kevin and Kelly McCoy and Darren Hays
of Marysville, Shannon (Linda) Hays of Grove City and Danielle (Kevin)
Leon of Hilliard; four great-grandchildren, Macy and Hayden Henault,
Caleb Erwin and Calvin Hunter Hays; numerous step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Susan Hays of Marysville; a
brother, Vern (Jan) Bright of Marysville; a sister, Mary (Jack) Walker
of Lagotte, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Bright of Marysville,
Norma Bright of Pharisburg and Marjorie Bright of Delaware; many nieces
and nephews; and her dog, Buster.
A homecoming celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jon Mountjoy will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for
Breast Cancer Research, c/o James Development Office, 300 W. 10th Ave.,
B-13-4-459, Columbus OH 43210.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY R. JEWELL
Shirley R. Jewell, 74, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Monday,
Nov. 29, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired as a waitress.
She was born May 5, 1930, in Cleveland to the late LeRoy and Reva Mae
Phelps Warner and was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Jewell; and
two sisters, Donna E. Riedmiller and Sandy Crider.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
At her request, no services will be held. The Ingram Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the patient activity fund at The
Gables at Green Pastures in care of the funeral home.

EVELYN WOODBURN MOORE
Evelyn Woodburn Moore of Cincinnati, a 1949 graduate of Marysville High
School, recently died.
She graduated from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati
and lived in that city until her death.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Moore, and a daughter, Cindy.
She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Stenger, and four grandchildren.

BONETTA L. COMBS RUNYAN
Bonetta L. Combs Runyan, 63, of West Jefferson died Monday, Nov. 29,
2004, at her residence with her family at her side.
She graduated from Union Local High School in 1958 and retired from
General Motors in 1993 after 28 years of service.
She was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Stanton, Ky., and is survived by her
parents, Audrey and Elmer Combs of Rosedale; her loving husband, Carl,
whom she married May 28, 1959; a daughter, Carla (Larry L.) Stover of
West Jefferson; a son, Carl Runyan Jr. of West Jefferson;
granddaughters, Paige and Jocelyn Stover and Stephanie Runyan of West
Jefferson; a grandson, Zachary Carl Runyan of Westerville; two sisters,
Phyllis (Leonard) Daum of Milford Center and Monell (Ron) Dooley of
Rosedale; two brothers, Elmer Gene (Chrystal) Combs of Milford Center
and Bill (Betty) Combs of Marysville; three aunts, Jean (John) Fasang of
Winchester, Ky., Rosetta Lencke of Panama City, Fla., and Dorothy Combs
of Marysville; an uncle, James (Bobbie) Combs of Milford Center; and
many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rader-McDonald
Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Jerry Newman
will officiate and burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in West
Jefferson. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.


CLARENCE RICHARD "DICK" BALDWIN
Clarence Richard "Dick" Baldwin, 74, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond,
died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, surrounded by his family at Heartland of
Marysville after a long illness.
He was a former employee of Connolly Construction Co. and was employed
for more than 23 years at International Car Co. of Kenton. He was of the
Methodist faith and was a member of Newton Lodge F&AM 249 of Raymond. He
enjoyed working with horses and enjoyed fishing but his family was the
pride of his life.
He was born Sept. 17, 1930, in York Center to the late Clayton Elmo and
Ethel Saw Baldwin and was predeceased by a son, Richard Baldwin; a
brother, Gerald Baldwin; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Lynn Baldwin; a
granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Baldwin; a grandson, Gavin Baldwin; and two
brothers-in-law, Lawrence Giles and Ralph McGinnis.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Eaton Baldwin whom he married Nov. 30,
1953, in Indiana; three sons, Clayton (Tammy) Baldwin and Nathaniel Lee
(Katie) Baldwin of Kenton and Nicholas James Baldwin of Marysville; a
daughter, Tami Kay (Bobby) Vaughters of Forrest; 12 grandchildren; a
great-grandson; two sisters, Kathleen Giles and Mildred McGinnis of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Millcreek
Church of Christ on Lunda Road. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will
be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.



DAVID WAYNE GREEN
David Wayne Green, 80, of West Jefferson died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at
Doctors West Hospital.
He retired from General Motors in October 1982 after 33 years of
service. He was a member of the West Jefferson First Baptist Church
where he served as a youth director, trustee and deacon. A U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 93 of London and UAW Local 969.
He was born July 22, 1924, in Scioto County to the late Virgil E.
"Elder" and Lyda M. Billips Green and was predeceased by a son, Paul
Wayne Green in 1996; a grandson-in-law, David Adams in 2000; his
stepmother, Mildred Butler Green; brothers, Alvin, Earl and Elbert
Green; and sisters, Daisy Green and Ruby Wallace. He married Murble
Lucille Rapp April 8, 1944, and she died Jan. 23, 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys L. Buckler Green whom he married Nov.
24, 2001; a daughter, Nancy Green Keel of Columbus; a daughter-in-law,
Margaret Green of West Jefferson; five grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; six brothers, Nye (Dorothy) Green of Columbus,
Ulysses (Helen) Green of Lucasville, Marvin (Maxine) Green of Grove
City, Lewis (Edna) Green of Dallas, Texas, Elwood (Shirley) Green of
South Vienna; three sisters, Ruth Dever of London, Clair (Al) Rogers of
Greenfield and Phyllis Lee of Galloway; two stepdaughters; two stepsons;
a sister-in-law, Norma (Alvin) Green of London; and a host of nieces,
nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West Jefferson
First Baptist Church. The Rev. Glade May will officiate and burial will
be at the Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the Rader-McDonald Funeral Home in West Jefferson and 1 to 2
p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.


ANNABELLE BRIGHT HAYS
Annabelle Bright Hays, 75, of Marysville died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She retire in 1990 after 20 years as a housekeeping and laundry
associate at Union Manor. She attended Marysville Freewill Baptist
Church and enjoyed bluegrass and gospel music. A devoted grandmother,
she enjoyed camping and traveling in her motor home with her husband and
granddaughters.
She was born April 17, 1929, in Rio Grande to the late John Isaac and
Imogene Harper Bright and was predeceased by three sons, Calvin John
Hays, Harold Eugene Hays and Timothy Hays; and six brothers, George,
Lawrence, Edward, John Jr. "Noonie," James and Charlie Bright.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harlond Hays whom she
married Dec. 4, 1946; a daughter, Barbara (Michael) McCoy of Marysville;
four sons, Harlond (Tawni) Hays Jr. of West Mansfield, Darrell (Nan)
Hays of Marysville, Ova Hayden Hays and Daniel (Joanne) Hays of
Marysville; seven grandchildren, John Michael (Elaine) Hays of New
California, Tracy (James) Erwin, Kevin and Kelly McCoy and Darren Hays
of Marysville, Shannon (Linda) Hays of Grove City and Danielle (Kevin)
Leon of Hilliard; four great-grandchildren, Macy and Hayden Henault,
Caleb Erwin and Calvin Hunter Hays; numerous step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Susan Hays of Marysville; a
brother, Vern (Jan) Bright of Marysville; a sister, Mary (Jack) Walker
of Lagotte, Ind.; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Bright of Marysville,
Norma Bright of Pharisburg and Marjorie Bright of Delaware; many nieces
and nephews; and her dog, Buster.
A homecoming celebration service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jon Mountjoy will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for
Breast Cancer Research, c/o James Development Office, 300 W. 10th Ave.,
B-13-4-459, Columbus OH 43210.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT E. ORMEROID
Robert E. Ormeroid, 77, of Marysville died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
He was retired as a professional truck driver, having worked for High
Point Beef in Bellefontaine. A mechanically talented man, he enjoyed
doing home improvement jobs, lawn mowing and wood crafting.
He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Union County to the late Herbert and
Frances Ridgeway Ormeroid Sr. and was predeceased by two sisters
Elizabeth Spence and Bernice Hughes and a brother, Floyd Ormeroid.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. LaWarre Ormeroid, whom he married
March 23, 1957, in Richmond, Ind.; a son, Terry R. (Laura) Ormeroid of
Casa Grande, Ariz.; a daughter, Sabrina K. (Chris) Wittkugle of
Delaware; grandchildren, Emily and Jacob Ormeroid and Nathan and Amber
Wittkugle; a sister, Marilyn (Richard) Gould of Marysville; three
brothers, Carroll (Shirley) Ormeroid of Marysville, Fred (Norma)
Ormeroid of Sarasota, Fla., and Herbert (Karen) Ormeroid Jr. of Milford
Center; many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Ben (Cindy)
LaWarre of Marysville; and special friends, Steve and Carol Atwell of
Broadway.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Willis Moe will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


THOMAS R. PERDUE
Thomas R. Perdue, 64, of Marysville died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at
his residence following a brief illness.
He was retired from Nestle R&D after 32 years of service, 25 as a
laboratory technician and seven as an assistant buyer for the shop. He
was a former member of the Marysville Lions Club and Palestine Lodge 158
F&AM.
He was born May 15, 1940, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Clyde C. and
Nellie McCown Perdue.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Lou Grisham Perdue, whom
he married Nov. 18, 1962, in Dawson Springs, Ky.; two sons, Thomas Ricky
Perdue of The Netherlands and Frederick Lee (Tina) Perdue of Marysville;
two grandsons, Frederick Lee and Benjamin Kirby Perdue; and a close
family friend, Edward Van derEnde of The Netherlands.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay Decker 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 Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

 

 

RALPH T. MCNEMAR
Ralph T. McNemar, 63, of Milford Center, formerly of Dublin, died
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at his home after a long uphill battle with
lymphoma.
He became a police officer for the city of Dublin in 1970 and 11 years
later transferred to the city services department where he served for
another 13 years. He was a member of Trinity Chapel in Milford Center
where he and his wife have many friends who are like family. He is a
member of the United Ford Car Owners Club where he made lifelong
friends. His memory will forever be a source of warmth and grace to all
who knew him.
He was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Columbus to the late Charles W. and
Lillian J. Kennedy McNemar.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Marilyn E. Wells McNemar
whom he married Sept. 1, 1962; three daughters, Colleen L. (Mark) Nicol
of North Lewisburg, Cynthia R. (James) Lee of Milford Center and
Caroline A. (Lawrence) Meyers of Marysville; three grandchildren, Leona,
Loretta and Catherine Lee; a sister, Lillian (Steven) Fogle of New
Jersey; a brother, Charles (Nadine) McNemar of Dublin; special friends,
the Pinney family and the Hurt family along with other extended family
members and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Flint will officiate and graveside services will
follow at the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

DONALD G. HAUEISEN
Donald G. Haueisen, 67, of Ostrander died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at
Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He was a 1956 graduate of Hilliard High School and retired form General
Motors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was born April 20, 1937, in Hilliard to the late Frieda V. and Paul
N. Haueisen.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gae; stepchildren, Norma Donaldson,
Frank Wiseman and Eric (Kim) Wiseman of Columbus and Randy (Mary Dee)
Wiseman of Johnstown; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Charles (Rosemary) Haueisen and Fred (Joyce) Haueisen; three
nieces; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tidd Funeral
Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, and burial will be at Wesley Chapel.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.


ALICE L. FREDERICK
Alice L. Frederick, 100, of Marysville died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired from the city of Marysville, having worked as secretary
at Oakdale Cemetery for many years. She was a graduate of New Dover High
School and was active in the New Dover Alumni Association for many
years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had
attended the Marysvile Friends Church. She was a former member of the
Ministering Circle of Kings Daughters and Mary Chapter 9 OES. She will
be remembered by her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor.
She was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Union County to the late Wade and Edith
Vining McKitrick. The last of a family of six, she was predeceased by
her sisters, Hazel Jones and Lillian Kirby; and brothers, Beecher,
William and Walter McKitrick. She married William Frederick Jan. 27,
1936, and he died May 3, 1970.
She is survived by two nephews, Richard (Norma) McKitrick of Marysville
and Frank (Shirley) Kirby of Delaware; a foster son, Paul Dellinger of
Hawaii; and special friends, Bob and Sarah Hatcher of Marysville, Marge
Willoughby of Detroit and Shannon Toomy of Jerome.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call form 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

JOSHUA VAN ISAAC LUNA
Joshua Van Isaac Luna, 20, of Richwood died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center due to complications from an
auto accident which occurred Sept. 11.
He was a 2002 graduate of North Union High School where he played the
saxophone in the band. He was a member of the Richwood First Baptist
Church and a member of the Soldiers of the Cross youth group and the
Central Ohio Youth for Christ group with whom he made mission trips to
India.
He had attended Ohio Dominican University, hoping to major in
communications with the goal of working in radio and he also enjoyed
working with computers. He worked at the Safari Golf Club at the
Columbus Zoo.
He was born Sept. 12, 1984, in Jasper, Ala., to Rhett Levan and
Geraldine Marie Ford Luna and was predeceased by an uncle, Charles Ford
and Grandparents, Everett Rodman and Jon Francis Luna.
He is survived by his father of Jasper; his mother of Richwood; a
sister, Jessica Luna of Richwood; his fiancee, Brook Ashley Harrell of
Columbus; grandparents, Gerald and Charlotte Ford of Richwood; his
great-grandmother, Abbie Hamilton-Shark of Richwood; and uncles and
aunts, Jim (April) Ford or Richwood and Jason (Rita) Ford of Bucyrus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Barbara Stevens will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home at 201 S. Franklin St., Richwood OH 43344.

SUSAN LOUISE CHAPMAN BROOKS
Susan Louise Chapman Brooks, 55, of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, Nov.
18, 2004.
She was of the Baptist faith and taught Sunday School. She was a good
loving person and her family was very important to her.
She was born Aug. 20, 1949, in Kenton to Merle Wayne and Virginia Louise
Jordan Chapman and was predeceased by her father and a brother, Michael
Lee Chapman.
She is survived by her mother of Logan; her husband, Cliff Brooks of
Tucson; two sons, James Michael (Julee) Thornton of Tucson and Jeffrey
Lee Welch of Marion; two daughters, Hope (Aaron) Tipton of Vail, Colo.,
and Stephanie Crosby, of Tucson; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday 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 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


MABEL S. HERD
Mabel S. Herd, 100, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Northridge Health
Center in Northridge.
She graduated from Liberty Township Rural High School in Raymond in 1921
and the Union County Normal School in Richwood in 1922. She taught for
two years in the primary grades at Peoria and three years in the
elementary grades at Beloit in Mahoning County before continuing her
education at the Ohio State University. She received her bachelor's
degrees in arts and education in 1930 and a master's degree in the
teaching of English in 1944. She was elected to Phi Alpha Omega honorary
history society and Phi Beta Kappa.
She began teaching in Elyria at Jefferson Junior High School in 1930 and
later moved to Elyria High School when all ninth grade classes were
enrolled there. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and
its women's association, the Cora May Wallon Club and the Lorain County
Retired Teachers Association. During her membership in the Elyria
Education Association, she served as its second president. Her hobbies
were traveling and taking 8 mm movies in Mexico, Europe, Africa and
around the world.
She was born June 1, 1904, in Liberty Township, Union County, to the
late J. Bry Herd and Eva Moore Herd and was predeceased by three
brothers, Ralph, Paul and Dwight Herd.
She is survived by a sister, Sarah Herd Cogswell and several nieces and
nephews.
The Rev. Jack Knox officiated at graveside services today at Millcreek
Cemetery.

WINDELL DEWAYNE KELLY
Windell Dewayne Kelly, 69, of Isonville, Ky., died Thursday, Nov. 18,
2004, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
He was a retired oil well worker and a U.S. Army veteran who served
during the Korean War.
He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Isonville, Ky., to the late Dewey and Maye
Ison Kelly and was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Kelly; and a
grandchild.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Kellin Kelly; five sons, Michael
Kelly of Isonville, Larry Kelly of Milford Center, Richard Kelly and
Steve Kelly of Paris, Ky., and Robert Kelly of Versailles, Ky.; a
daughter, Patricia Kelly of Sandy Hook, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; brother, Willis Kelly of Isonville; and three
sisters, Eileen Hay of Isonville, Florrene Elliott of Sandy Hook and
Wilma Stegal of Nicholasville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Eldridge Funeral
Home in Sandy Hook. The Rev. Billy T. Rice will officiate and burial
will be at the Kelly Family Cemetery in Isonville. Friends may call
after 6 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.


LENORA E. MCCAULEY
Lenora E. McCauley, 75, of Urbana died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at
Heartland of Urbana.
She was born July 8, 1929, in Owings, W.Va., to the late Emory A. and
Lelia McIntire Towels and was predeceased by her husband of 45 years,
Robert H. McCauley; a brother, Robert Towels; and a sister, Ester
Sellers.
She is survived by three sons, Jared (Marirobin) McCauley of Wheeling,
W.Va., Larry (Vicky) McCauley of Marysville and Terry McCauley of
Missouri City, Texas; four grandchildren, Sean, Janelle, Christina and
Amanda; a great-grandchild, Angelina Marie; numerous step-grandchildren;
three sisters, Eura Reese, Eloise Hayhurst and Doris Carpenter of
Fairmont, W.Va.; two brothers, Emory Towels of Reading, Pa., and George
Towels of Ypsilanti, Mich; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Skillman, McDonald
& Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg and burial will be at Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday.


HERBERT D. MORSE
Herbert D. Morse, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at
Alterra Sterling House in Marion.
He was retired from Tecumseh Products in Marion and had served in the
Navy Seabees during World War II in the South Asiatic Pacific Theater.
He was born March 29, 1910, in Morrow County to the late Frank E. and
Rilla Benedict Morse and was predeceased by a sister, Grace Morse and
two brothers, Lawrence B. Morse and Charles Morse. He married Florence
Taylor July 17, 1935, in Marysville and she died Feb. 3, 2000.
He is survived by a brother, Bruce (Katie) Morse of Marion and many
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. Stephen Waltman officiating. There will be no calling
hours.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

APRIL LYNN VINCENT
April Lynn Vincent, 27, of Belle Center, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Lima Memorial Hospital form injuries
sustained in an automobile accident.
A devoted mother and loving daughter, she will be remembered as a fun
loving, outgoing person who possessed a creative knack for doing things.
She was a talented artist and especially enjoyed decorating her home.
She had been employed with Plasti Pak in Jackson Center. Her greatest
joy came from spending time with her children and her family.
She was born April 12, 1977, in Marysville.
She is survived by her mother, Patricia Ryan and her friend, Richard
Rush of Marysville; her father, Marion Vincent of Harrod; her boyfriend,
Jason Houchin of Belle Center; four children, Kurt LeMaster, 8, Olivia
LeMaster, 6, Draven Puff, 2, and Dylan Vincent, 16 months; her
boyfriend's children who treated her as their mother, Jake and Lance
Houchin; three brothers, Dean (Susan) Vincent of North Chicago, Ill.,
and Alan Therrian and Darren Therrian of Enfield, Conn.; a sister, Alice
Lillibridge of Enfield; her paternal grandmother, Lela J. Claphan of
Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville; a close friend,Vicki Jeanneret; a
close friend and cousin, Leah Andrews; and several nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the April Vincent Children Fund in
care of the funeral home.

BONNIE LOU SNIDER DISBENNETT
Bonnie Lou Snider Disbennett, 74, of Marysville died Wednesday, Nov. 17,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired from Pharmacia after 20 years as a library research
technician and was a former secretary on the medical/surgical wing of
Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was a former kindergarten and
primary grade teacher at the Leesburg Magnetic School and attended the
Marysville First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, yard
work and her grandchildren. She was a 1948 graduate of Chuckery Darby
High School and was the 1949 Union County Fourth of July queen.
She was born May 2, 1930, in Granville to the late Perry Edson and Helen
Kathryn Burns Snider.
She is survived by four children, Cynthia (Dana) Norman of Plain City
and Brad (Rhonda) Disbennett, Todd (Lori) Disbennett and Barry (Kim)
Disbennett of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Brande Vollrath, Jesse
Norman, Carrie Maloney and Bart, Jed, Alex, Nicki and Ben Disbennett;
four great-grandchildren, Sam, Joni, Katie and Trey; a brother, Bernard
(Dolores) Snider of Marysville; and aunts, Betty Ann Ferguson of Plain
City and May Schmidt of Kentucky.
Private graveside services will be held at the Mitchell Cemetery. There
will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals at Memorial Hospital
of Union County.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

LISSA ANN FORTHOFER
Lissa Ann Forthofer, 54, of Butlerville, Ind., died Sunday, Nov. 14,
2004, at her residence.
She was born in Union County on July 25, 1950, to Frank and Leona Bell
Holycross of Marysville and was married to Peter Forthofer.
A housewife, she was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the
Blessed Virgin Society.
Survivors include her husband; parents; sister, F. Lee Holycross of
Marysville; and aunt and uncle, Linda and Dale Bell of Hocking Hills.
Friends may call Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church
in Morris, Ind. with a funeral mass following. Officiating will be the
Rev. Gregory Bramlage, pastor of St. Nicholas Church in St. Nicholas,
Ind.
Memorials may be sent to St. Nicholas School or for masses.
Family members will serve as pall bearers.
The Cook Funeral Home of Sunman, Ind. is in charge of arrangements.

GENEVIEVE TITUS BANKS
Genevieve Titus Banks, 83, of Kettering, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at
the Cleveland Clinic.
Born in Burlington, Wis., in 1921, her family moved to Topeka, Kans.,
and then to Marysville. She was a graduate of Marysville High School,
Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fanny Farmer Cooking School in Boston.
She joined the Women's Army Corps during World War II and married USN
officer Richard Banks.
She raised three daughters, taught high school English and worked for
the Dayton Art Institute, retiring from the Ohio Bureau of Employment.
After her retirement, she was an enthusiastic community volunteer for
the Dayton Art Institute, Carillon Park, Hospice of Dayton, Kettering
Police Department and most recently was honored for 5,000 volunteer
hours with Kettering Memorial Hospital.
She was loved by her family and friends for her courageous and avid
pursuit of life that included the arts, gardening, debate of current
topics, reading, crossword puzzles and enjoyment of the natural world.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Rolla and Jennie Titus; sister
and brothers-in-law, June and Walter Dowdy, Ted Hammond and Phil
Williams.
Survivors include daughters, Rebecca (Greg) Durr of Aberdeen, Wash.,
Debby (Peter) Rockwood of Lancaster and Barbara Banks of Seattle, Wash.;
grandchildren, Duncan (Angie) Durr and Dylan (Jennifer) Durr of
Aberdeen, Wash., Anne Rockwood of New York, N.Y., and Will Rockwood at
USMMA, King's Point, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Jared and Alexis Durr of
Aberdeen, Wash.; sisters, Margaret Williams and Frances Hammond of Green
Valley, Ariz. and Jean (Norm) Moore of San Jose, Calif; and special
friend, Miller Gregory of Dayton.
Cremation has taken place and condolences may be sent online to
www.legacy.com/dayton.
A service of celebration will be held Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in the chapel
of Charles F. Kettering Memorial Hospital in Kettering.
Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Services, Kettering
Memorial Hospital, 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, Ohio, 45429 or the
Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405.

JAMES EVERETT "JIM" WADE
James Everett "Jim" Wade, 66, of West Mansfield died Friday, Nov. 12,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville with his family at his side after a
serious six-month battle against Alzheimer's disease.
A lifelong farmer, he retired Dec. 31, 1997, after nearly 30 years in
packaging at the O.M. Scotts chemical plant. He was a member of Scotts
Twenty Year Club and a graduate of Byhalia-York High School. He
especially enjoyed antique hit-n-miss gas engines, antique tractors and
participating at Old Timers Day. He will be remembered for his ornery
sense of humor.
He was born July 17, 1938, in West Mansfield to the late James Lawrence
and Laura Ethel Godwin Wade and was predeceased by a brother, John
Richard Wade on Dec. 27, 1997.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 32 years, Ellen J.
McElroy Wade whom he married July 17, 1972, in Bascomb; a son, James
Howard Wade of West Mansfield; a daughter, Rebecca Lee (Richard J.) Kidd
of Marysville; and a grandson, Richard Kidd Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
David Wilson will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the
American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

MARK TODD KILPATRICK
Mark Todd Kilpatrick, 40, of Marysville died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at
his home following an aggressive two-month battle with lung cancer.
He was employed with Product Action prior to his illness and formerly
worked with Union Rural Electric and Hucle Concrete. He was affiliated
with St. Paul Lutheran Church and was a 1982 graduate of Hallsville High
School in Hallsville, Texas. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing and his
favorite driver was Mark Martin. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and the
Ohio State Buckeyes.
He was born Feb. 9, 1964, in Garden City, Mich., to the late Milton R.
and Sue Robertson Kilpatrick.
He is survived by his wife of nearly nine years, Ann Dellinger
Kilpatrick, whom he married Dec. 31, 1995; a stepson, Ryan Hart, 15, of
the home; his mother-in-law, Mary Dellinger of Plain City; two
brothers-in-law, William (Amanda) Dellinger of Plain City and Steve
Dellinger and his companion, Trisha Parshall of Plain City; two nieces,
Kristin Dellinger and Lilly Dellinger; and many close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will take
place at a later date. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions in his name may  be made to the funeral home.

PAUL E. LOW
Paul E. Low, 84, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday, Nov.
10, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He retired in 1982 after 17 years with Dayton Power and Light Company.
He was a lifelong farmer in Dover Township and he and his brother, Ivan,
were known locally and nationally for their prize-winning Brown Swiss
cattle. A former office clerk at the Ostrander Farmers Exchange, he was
an accomplished carpenter and electrician. He was Dover Township clerk
for 34 years, member of the New Dover United Methodist Church, member
and past board member of Windsor and Community Seniors and sang with the
Windsor Singers. He was a 1938 graduate of New Dover High School and was
a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Pacific Theater during
World War II.
He was born July 16, 1920, in Marysville to the late Joseph F. and Marie
Curry Low and was predeceased by a son, Dennis Low; a daughter, Vicky
Knox; his stepmother, Pearl Low; two brothers, Ivan and Bernard Low; and
three sisters, Norma Davenport, Virginia Potter and Anita.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bertha M. McMahon Low whom he
married Oct. 27, 1946, at the Springdale Baptist Church parsonage; a
son, Calvin (Beverly) Low of Marysville; four grandchildren, Keri and
Karly Low, Stephen "Brad" (Joni) Knox and Jennifer (David) Castle; four
great-grandchildren, Rebecca Knox, Kristen, Katelynn and Nicholas
Castle; three sisters, Iris Flack of Mount Vernon, Billie Anderson of
Marysville and Letha Walk of Unionville Center; a brother-in-law, Bob
Davenport of Delaware; seven sisters-in-law, Jane Low and Mabel Foreman
of Marysville, Ardith (Bud) Salyer of Delaware, Florence Zieg of Green
Camp, Martha (Richard) Sampson of Richwood, Evelyn McMahon of Arizona
and Linda McMahon of Prospect; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle 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 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Low, Brad Knox, David Castle, Tom Low, John
Frey and Tim Shier. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Bright, Don Viers
and Allen Whiteside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GOLDIE MOSHER
Goldie Mosher, 92, of Richwood died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a hard-working farmer's wife, a devoted mother and a loving
homemaker. She formerly attended the Somersville Friends Church and her
greatest joy came from gardening and farm life.
She was born May 2, 1912, in Essex to the late Edward and Myrtle Moore
and was predeceased by a sister, Edna Shirk and a brother, Clouse Moore.
She married Carlton Mosher Sept. 17, 1947, and he died April 6, 1999.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Mosher of the home; and many
neighbors and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York Cemetery
in York Center. The Rev. George Freer will officiate. Friends may call
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield.

PAUL E. LOW
Paul E. Low, 84, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday, Nov.
10, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He retired in 1982 after 17 years with Dayton Power and Light Company.
He was a lifelong farmer in Dover Township and he and his brother, Ivan,
were known locally and nationally for their prize-winning Brown Swiss
cattle. A former office clerk at the Ostrander Farmers Exchange, he was
an accomplished carpenter and electrician. He was Dover Township clerk
for 34 years, member of the New Dover United Methodist Church, member
and past board member of Windsor and Community Seniors and sang with the
Windsor Singers. He was a 1938 graduate of New Dover High School and was
a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Pacific Theater during
World War II.
He was born July 16, 1920, in Marysville to the late Joseph F. and Marie
Curry Low and was predeceased by a son, Dennis Low; a daughter, Vicky
Knox; his stepmother, Pearl Low; two brothers, Ivan and Bernard Low; and
three sisters, Norma Davenport, Virginia Potter and Anita.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bertha M. McMahon Low whom he
married Oct. 27, 1946, at the Springdale Baptist Church parsonage; a
son, Calvin (Beverly) Low of Marysville; four grandchildren, Keri and
Karly Low, Stephen "Brad" (Joni) Knox and Jennifer (David) Castle; four
great-grandchildren, Rebecca Knox, Kristen, Katelynn and Nicholas
Castle; three sisters, Iris Flack of Mount Vernon, Billie Anderson of
Marysville and Letha Walk of Unionville Center; a brother-in-law, Bob
Davenport of Delaware; seven sisters-in-law, Jane Low and Mabel Foreman
of Marysville, Ardith (Bud) Salyer of Delaware, Florence Zieg of Green
Camp, Martha (Richard) Sampson of Richwood, Evelyn McMahon of Arizona
and Linda McMahon of Prospect; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Wayne Engle 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 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Low, Brad Knox, David Castle, Tom Low, John
Frey and Tim Shier. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Bright, Don Viers
and Allen Whiteside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EMERSON MINSHALL
Emerson Minshall, 89, of Plain City died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired as the owner and operator of Minshall's Garage for many
years and was an avid fisherman. He was known as the Bass Master of Big
Darby.
He was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Plain City to the late Oat and Lela Beard
Minshall and was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Meeker Minshall in
1984; a sister, Marjorie George in 1983; a brother, Walter Minshall in
1983; and a son-in-law, Ronald Smith in 2001.
He is survived by four children, Judith Smith of Waterford, Mich.,
Michael (Mary) Minshall of Plain City, Jayne (Michael) Klocke of
Maitland, Fla., and Jennifer Thomas of Galloway; eight grandchildren,
Stephanie Minshall, Eric Minshall, Jessica Minshall, Michelle Griffin,
Eileen Thomas, Ronald Smith Jr., Raymond Smith and Ronai Smith; 10
great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a brother, Charles
W. (Carol) Lynch of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor David Gross will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to
8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Madison County
Home Health Hospice, 210 N. Main St., London OH 43140, or a charity of
the donor's choice.

DOROTHY J. WIESE
Dorothy J. Wiese, 84, of Plain City died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 10,
2004, at her home.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who was a waitress at Jim's
Diner in Plain City for the past five years and was called the "oldest
waitress in Union County" in a newspaper article in the Marysville
Journal-Tribune. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading romance
novels.
She was born May 7, 1920, in Union County to the late James and Sadie
Thompson Arnold and was predeceased by a brother, Robert Arnold; three
sisters, Mary Wilson, Thelma Daines and Augusta Adams; and in 1996 by
her husband of 54 years, Frank Wiese.
She is survived by a son, Charles (Kim) Wiese of Plain City; two
granddaughters, Kristina and Jamie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Stephen Price will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central
Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus OH 43201.

LORENA ETTA BRUGLER ELLIOT
Lorena Etta Brugler Elliot, 84, a resident of the West Mansfield area
for 61 years, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, with her family at her side at
the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A farm wife and mother, she was an accomplished musician and treasured
friend to many. She was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church where she served as organist for 45 years, providing music for
hundreds of weddings and funerals and dozens of Christmas cantatas. She
taught piano and provided piano music for many countywide functions,
including 4-H fashion shows, Hometown USA Radio programs and a Billy
Graham crusade.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Silver Circle of
Kings Daughters and the West Mansfield Music Club. Prior to her
marriage, she graduated from the Miami Jacobs Business College and
worked as a secretary at Merchant Industries and as a caseworker for the
former Aid to the Aged agency. She and her husband enjoyed 21 winters in
Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where she organized an acoustic vocal
performance band called the Kitchen Kuties that made local appearances
and performed at area nursing homes.
She was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Big Springs to the late Porter and Neva
Zimmerman Brugler and was predeceased by a sister, Donna Wagaman and a
brother, Richard Brugler. She married John Porter Elliot on Christmas
Eve, 1943, in Big Springs and he died Oct. 5, 2002.
She is survived by three sons, Joe P. (RaeNita) Elliot of West
Mansfield, John N. (Teri) Elliot of Zanesfield and Jerry B. (Linda)
Elliot of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; two daughters, Suzanne (Max) Antrim of
West Mansfield and Julie (Douglas) Scott of Boulder, Colo.; 10
grandchildren, Lori (Kirk) Reese, Eric (Mollie) Elliot, Todd Elliot,
Aaron (Rachel) Antrim, Andrea (Nick) Maxim, Samuel Elliot, Wynn Scott
and Benjamin, Daniel and Logan Elliot; six great-grandchildren, Jacob,
Kent and Luke Reese, Asher and Eden Antrim and Briar Elliot; a sister,
Martha Hilliard of Green Hills in West Liberty; a brother, George
Brugler of West Mansfield; many nieces and nephews; and her church
family.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church. The Revs. Earl Bishop and David
Wilson will officiate and private family graveside services will take
place at 10 a.m. at the Hathaway Cemetery prior to the service. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.


PAUL WILLIAM KAISER
Paul William Kaiser, 85, of Haines City, Fla., formerly of Plain City
and Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Crossroads Nursing Home
in Davenport, Fla.
He was a 1938 graduate of Hilliard High School and was a truck driver
for Refiners Transport of Columbus for 38 years. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II and a life member of VFW Darby Post 3268 of
Plain City. He was very active in the formation of the Plain City Little
League Baseball Organization and the Little League diamond is named
Kaiser Field.
He was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Hilliard to the late John F. and Sarah Van
Houten Kaiser and was predeceased by a son, Michael Kaiser in 2001; two
brothers, Ray Kaiser and Howard Kaiser; and a sister, Lillian Walker.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Isabelle Marie Snider Kaiser
whom he married June 11, 1940, in Kentucky; a daughter, Beverly (Joe)
Glick of Prospect; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kaiser of Coldwater;
grandchildren, Todd Glick of Plain City, Tim (Cindy) Glick of West
Jefferson, Michael (Angie) Kaiser of Sarasota, Fla., John Kaiser of
Bradenton, Fla., and Sarah Beetley; and four great-grandchildren, Kelsy
Glick, Clayton Glick and Kevin and Allison Beetley.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City. 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 Plain City
Little League (PCABA) in care of the funeral home, 202 E. Main St.,
Plain City OH 43064-1206.


MARY E. "BETTY" REED MASTERSON
Mary E. "Betty" Reed Masterson, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Plain
City and New Lexington, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at The Gables at
Green Pastures.
A former switchboard operator for Westinghouse in Cleveland, she retired
as a retail sales associate from the Madison clothing stores. She was
operator and manager of the family business, Masterson Feed and Supply
in New Lexington. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Plain City and a former member of St. Rose Catholic Church in New
Lexington. She was a Perry County 4-H advisor for many years and enjoyed
gardening, nature and antiques.
She was born April 3, 1923, in Athens to the late John D. and Grace L.
Eppley Reed and was predeceased by her husband, William J. Masterson in
1976 and a brother, Robert Reed.
She is survived by a daughter, Martey (Stephen Vamos) Masterson, D.V.M.,
of Plain City; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Gabriella Vamos of
Plain City; a sister, Martey Darroch of Mentor; three sisters-in-law,
Gloria Masterson of Somerset, Bessie Masterson of Zanesville and Marilyn
Masterson of New Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plain City. The Rev. Patrick Toner will
officiate and burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the New Lexington
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville, or St. Rose Elementary School, 309
N. Main St., New Lexington OH 43764.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES ALLEN "CHARLIE" JONES
Charles Allen "Charlie" Jones, 44, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
He was an associate of Clark Wood Recycling and a former employee of Day
Lay Egg Farm. He enjoyed the outdoors and good times with his friends
and family, especially his nieces and nephews.
He was born Oct. 24, 1960, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late Charles
Nathaniel and Avonelle Stambaugh Jones.
He is survived by his loving companion of eight years, Cathy Donathan of
West Mansfield; three sisters, Judy (Hass) Salisbury and Sharon (David)
Shepherd of Kentucky and Angie Jones and her companion, Mike Gibson of
Raymond; four brothers, Kenny (Kris Fraley) Jones and Greg Jones of
Raymond and Joseph (Karen) Jones and Keith Jones of Marysville; nieces
and nephews, Pam and Christy Shepherd, Travis and Cody Gibson, Nathan,
Ben, Casey, Brittany and Austin Jones, Emmie Wolford and Samantha
Gibson; and special friends, Tim and Paul Hamilton, Rick Penhorwood, Jay
Cartwright, Jim Trout and Kim Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jon Mountjoy will officiate and burial will be
held at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Jones memorial fund in
care of the family.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MARY E. "BETTY" REED MASTERSON
Mary E. "Betty" Reed Masterson, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Plain
City and New Lexington, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at The Gables at
Green Pastures.
A former switchboard operator for Westinghouse in Cleveland, she retired
as a retail sales associate from the Madison clothing stores. She was
operator and manager of the family business, Masterson Feed and Supply
in New Lexington. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in
Plain City and a former member of St. Rose Catholic Church in New
Lexington. She was a Perry County 4-H advisor for many years and enjoyed
gardening, nature and antiques.
She was born April 3, 1923, in Athens to the late John D. and Grace L.
Eppley Reed and was predeceased by her husband, William J. Masterson in
1976 and a brother, Robert Reed.
She is survived by a daughter, Martey (Stephen Vamos) Masterson, D.V.M.,
of Plain City; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Gabriella Vamos of
Plain City; a sister, Martey Darroch of Mentor; three sisters-in-law,
Gloria Masterson of Somerset, Bessie Masterson of Zanesville and Marilyn
Masterson of New Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plain City. The Rev. Patrick Toner will
officiate and burial will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the New Lexington
Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville, or St. Rose Elementary School, 309
N. Main St., New Lexington OH 43764.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WINIFRED ALBERTA "WINNIE" KAUFMAN
Winifred Alberta "Winnie" Kaufman, 89, of Marysville died Saturday, Nov.
6, 2004, with her family at her side at The Gables at Green Pastures
following a 17-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.
A loving homemaker, she will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother
and a fun-loving grandmother. She was a graduate of Rosedale High School
and was a former member of Marysville Moose Lodge 1651. Affectionately
known as "Nana" by her family, she was an excellent cook and took pride
in making sure everyone was well fed. She enjoyed dancing and flower and
vegetable gardening and always had roses and tomatoes to share. She was
deeply loved and will be sadly missed by her family.
She was born July 26, 1915, near Rosedale to the late Albert and Gladys
Weaver Russell and was predeceased by a grandson, Eric Giles; two
brothers, Bruce Russell and Norman "Doc" Russell; four sisters, Gertie
Wilcox, Ethel Russell, Leita Roberts and Erma Carroll; and her former
husband, Robert Kessler. She married Ed Kaufman July 26, 1958, and he
died Dec. 22, 1962.
She is survived by a son, Wayne (Jean) Kessler of Marysville; a
daughter, Madelyn Kessler of Magnetic Springs; six grandchildren,
Kristin (Rich) Baird, Ashley Kessler, Mark (Kathy) Reed, Doug Reed,
Larry Giles and Terry Giles; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony
(Louise) Russell of Rosedale and Paul Russell of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Emma Russell of Mechanicsburg; and many nieces and
nephews.
Tim Nowlin will officiate at graveside services to be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. No public
calling hours will be held.
The Mannasmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in
care of the funeral home.


GILBERT MAXWELL CRIDER
Gilbert Maxwell "Max" Crider, 76, of Marion died peacefully at home
Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, after a series of illnesses.
He attended school in Marysville and Union County before joining the
Navy in March 1946 and serving as a Seaman First Class until his
honorable discharge in 1948. In April of that year he enlisted in the
Army National Guard and served through January 1961, achieving the ranks
of sergeant first class and master sergeant with the 166th Infantry
Division. He also served with Battery B, First Howitzer Battalion, of
the 134th Artillery Division as platoon sergeant and master sergeant.
He lived and worked in Marysville and Delaware before settling in Marion
in 1961. He was employed with various plumbing and heating companies
before establishing his own contracting business in Marysville. In 1958
he joined the Treaty Company based in Greenville where he worked in
sales before becoming the Marion branch manager in 1963. He retired in
1991 after 32 years of employment and was recognized and awarded for his
top sales achievements. He was known for his expertise in calculating
heating jobs. After his retirement, he worked for Levering Brothers
Plumbing and Heating of Cardington in inventory, estimating and billing.
He was well respected and liked by his employers and customers alike,
who would affectionately refer to him as "Maxie."
He was a past member and continuing supporter of Grace Baptist Church in
Marion and a member of Moose Lodge 1167 in Delaware and Elks Lodge 32 in
Marion. In his early years, he enjoyed and competitively played softball
and cards and bowled. Throughout his life, he enjoyed camping and
fishing as well as working in his yard, garden and workshop. He and his
wife traveled to Switzerland, Ireland, England and Nassau and after his
retirement, they made trips to Florida. He enjoyed watching and
listening to baseball games on television and radio and had a love of
history. He was a practical and straight-forward man who was very
appreciative of the love he shared with his family, friends and
neighbors.
He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in Marysville to the late Lucretia Woodworth
and William M. Crider and was later raised by his grandparents, the late
Frank and Ercel Woodworth of Marysville and was predeceased by a
sister-in-law, Glenna Mapes. He married his sweetheart, Helen Juanita
Jones March 29, 1948, and she died Oct. 3, 2000, after 52 years of
marriage.
He is survived by two sons, Michael D. (Barbi J.) Crider of Durham,
N.C., and Scott K. Crider of Marion; three grandchildren, M. Aaron
Crider of Marion, Cori J. (Michael) Lemasters of Columbus and Brent M.
Crider of Durham, N.C.; half-brothers, Don (Betty) Worstell and Gene
(Frances) Worstell of Marysville, Dick Worstell of Kenton and Jim (Pat)
Worstell of Middleberg, Fla.; half-sisters, Barbara (John) Clingerman of
Columbus and Marilyn (Lewis) Beightler of Marysville; a sister-in-law,
Lillian Hope Jones of Marysville; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Jones
of Marathon, Fla., and John (Linda) Jones of Lancaster.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Gunder/Hall & Folk
Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion. The Revs. Daniel Kiger and
Craig Lewis will officiate and burial will be at the Marion Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to gunderhallfolk@aol.com.

BERNARD CHRISTIE "BERNIE" HOLBEN
Bernard Christie "Bernie" Holben, 88, of Ostrander died peacefully
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at the Arbors of Delaware.
After learning the machinist trade in the shop of his future
father-in-law, he worked at Pittsburgh Steel Drum, Frankford Arsenal in
Philadelphia during World War II, in the oil fields of Texas, at Ranco
in Delaware and at Industrial Nucleonics in Columbus from which he
retired in 1978. He was active as a Scout Master, Explorer leader, on
church committees, heading up senior services and a business to employ
retired tool and die makers and for several years as a member of the
Washington Township Zoning Board.
He started a hobby of carpentry by building the first gymnastic
equipment for Dublin High School and prior to retiring, he started
farming part time which kept him busy full time for several years. He
and his wife were active in church work, spending nearly three years
working in the Washington Temple. Gradually, he became less active
except for working in his wood working shop, creating hundreds of gifts
to enrich the lives of others. Wherever life took him, he kept busy, as
a husband and father.
He was born Jan. 18, 1916, in Butler County, Pa., to the late Boyd Clair
and Lottie May Christie Holben and was predeceased by five brothers,
John, Paul, Eugene, Melvin and Richard; two sisters, Gladys Fritch and
Margaret Dillon; and a son-in-law, Preston Heiselt.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Esther; three sons, Dean (June)
of Ostrander, Neil (Carol) of Southport, N.C., and Larry (Nancy) of
Dublin; two daughters, Sandra (Steve) Sheedy and Melissa Heiselt; 17
grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Alma Smith, Ruth
Craig, Virginia (Robert) Parker and Barbara (Robert) Ross; and a
sister-in-law, Eleanor Holben.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7135 Coffman Road, Dublin, and burial will
be at the Jerome Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
today at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St.,
Powell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware OH 43015.

BRITTANY ANNE CRABTREE
Brittany Anne Crabtree, 11, of near Magnetic Springs died Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 2004, at her home surrounded by her family. She had fought a
courageous battle with cancer for more than two years.
She was a sixth grade student at North Union Middle School. She attended
the Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church and was a member of the
Kids-N-Kritters 4-H Club, taking rabbits and hogs to the Richwood Fair.
She participated in the Mini-Cat basketball program at North Union and
enjoyed playing softball the Richwood Park and with the North Union
traveling softball teams. Some of her best times were just "Hangin' with
her boyz."
She was born May 18, 1993, in Columbus to Damon and Anne Parrott
Crabtree of near Magnetic Springs and is survived by her parents; a
brother, Drew of the home; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Parrott
of near Magnetic Springs; maternal grandparents, William and Sally
Parrott of near Magnetic Springs; paternal great-grandparents, William
and Genny Reninger of Lancaster, Pa., and Lillian Crabtree of Minford;
paternal grandparents, Damon and Louis Crabtree of Minford; and many
aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richwood Church of
Christ. The Revs. Stephen Hamby and Maurice Dunn will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to
6 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Pallbears will be Travis Laird, Dillon Wilson, Evan Jamison, Warren
Shields, Jim Monroe, Nevin Smith, Donnie Parrott, Justin McBee and Walt
Kaer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation of
Central Ohio, 941 Chatham Lane, Suite 300, Columbus OH 43221; or the
Children's Hospital Foundation Bone Cancer Research Fund, 700 Children's
Drive, Columbus OH 43205.

SUE ELLEN SHARP
Sue Ellen Sharp, 49, of Ostrander died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her
residence after an extended illness.
A dedicated employee, she worked as a closing manager for a title
company and was a member of Christian Assembly Church.
She was born July 25, 1955, in Columbus to David E. and Norma Jean Davis
Cowan Jr. and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by two daughters, Amanda Sue Sharp of Ostrander and
Shannon Nicole Channel; a son Jason Michael Smith; four grandchildren;
her mother and stepfather, Norma Jean and James Redmon of Troy, N.C.; a
brother, David E. (Jody) Cowan III of Marysville; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian
Assembly Church. The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Christian Academy in care of the funeral home.

RODNEY LEE RIFFLE
Rodney Lee Riffle, 31, of Columbus, formerly of rural Marysville, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Ohio State University Medical
Center.
He was a 1991 graduate of North Union High School where he participated
in the marching and jazz bands and was a member of the FFA. He was a
member of the Lucky Leesburg 4-H Club for 10 years and was an advisor
for two years. He attended of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church. He
was a musician and was attending the Ohio State University.
He was born May 3, 1973, in Marysville to Lawrence and Mary Ann Daniels
Riffle and they survive. He is also survived by three brothers, Randy
(Karen) Riffle and Rick (Leslie) Riffle of Richwood and Robert (Liz)
Riffle of London; nieces and nephews, Randall, Darin, Dustin and Kirby
Riffle, Jason and Jeffrey Riffle, Tiffany and Shelby Riffle and Dana
Gamble; and three great-nieces and -nephews.
Private funeral services will be held Friday with the Rev. Mo Dunn
officiating and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church, 13317 Route 347, Marysville.

EVA BREWER
Eva Brewer, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Plain City, died Sunday, Oct.
31, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing center.
She was born June 19, 1919, in Cable to the late William and Mae Betts
Gansheimer and was predeceased by two sisters, Jean Coons and Doris
Berry and her husband, Herb Brewer.
She is survived by two sisters, Mary North of Mount Victory and Bonnie
Dhume of Plain City; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews; and her family of friends at Milcrest.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rader-McDonald
Funeral Home in West Jefferson. The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate
and burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from
noon until the time of the service.

 

ETHLYN VALETA GUNDERMAN DICKASON
Ethlyn Valeta Gunderman Dickason, 85, of Los Angeles, Calif., died
peacefully Friday, Oct. 15, 2004.
She graduated from Marysville High School in 1937. She and her husband
moved to New Mexico in 1945 and they lived in Los Alamos and
Albuquerque.
She was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Marysville to the late Anna and Michael
Gunderman and was predeceased in 1980 by a son, David Michael Dickason
and a brother, Floyd Gunderman. She married Donald Paul Dickason of
Richwood in 1941 and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Kay (Frank) Pagliaro of
Burlingame, Calif., Paula Sue (Ron) Dickason of Seattle, Wash., and Jan
Ellen (Stephan) Targan of Santa Monica, Calif.; two sons, Donald Paul
(Martha) Dickason Jr. and Richard William (Jean) Dickason; 14
grandchildren; Jonathan and Jill Pagliaro, Brian Sanchez, Dawn Langdon,
Eric Dickason, David, Kate and Adam Targan, David Dickason, Brandon and
Kelly Dickason and Jay, Anna and Danny Dickason; and four
great-grandchildren.
Her life was celebrated by her family Oct. 22 in Santa Fe where she was
buried with her husband at the National Cemetery.


VIVIAN JUNE LAUGHORN
Vivian June Laughorn, 72, of Richwood died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was of the Methodist faith and was a member and former treasurer of
the former American Legion Post 40 Auxiliary.
She was born June 16, 1932, in Radnor to the late Charles and Chlora
Hedges Harper and was predeceased by two sisters and a daughter, Brenda
Laughorn Cramer.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Laughorn whom she married May
24, 1952; three daughters, Diane (Jesse) Harris of Upper Arlington,
Karen (Charles) Searl of Gahanna and Judith (Terrence) Irvin of
Matthews, N.C.; grandchildren, Benjamin Harris, Joseph Harris, Steve
Searl, Wade Cramer, Jack Cramer, Adrian Ienne, Stephanie (David)
Madanski and Jennifer Searl; two great-grandchildren, Megan and Tyler
Madanski; a sister, Imogene Grose of Westerville; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons and grandson-in-law.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 112 E.
Fifth St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


JERRI REBER WOODRUFF
Jerri Reber Woodruff, 65, of Urbana died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at her
home.
She and her husband operated the Dairy Queen in Urbana for 31 years,
continuing the family business that began in 1949 by Jerri's parents.
Mentoring hundreds of teenagers over the years, she taught them
old-fashioned math skills and many endearing quotes that they still
treasure, especially her famous "If you have time to lean, you have time
to clean. She dearly loved each one of her employees and considered them
part of her family.
She was a 1957 graduate of Urbana High School where she was a majorette
and a member of the marching band and choir. She attended Miami
University and the Ohio Sate University. She was a member of the Ohio
State University Choir, synchronized swimming team and Chi Omega
sorority. She was a member of the Urbana United Methodist Church, Urbana
Order of the Eastern Star and former mother advisor and board member for
Rainbow for Girls.
She enjoyed traveling and had a special place in her heart for the
ocean, especially on Sanibel Island, Fla.
She was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Kenton to the late Elton and Madaline
Reber and was predeceased by a special grandmother, Della Logan.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gerald "Jug" Woodruff whom
she married Dec. 20, 1959; two daughters, Deborah (Darrell) Doupnik and
Tami (Andy) Gastineau of Marysville; a son, Scott (Anne) Woodruff of
Springfield; grandchildren, Brittany, Stephanie and Samantha Doupnik,
Courtney, Jenna and Jake Gastineau and Allyson Woodruff; two sisters,
Marilyn (Walt) Moenter and Janet Ralston of Kenton; a brother-in-law,
Dr. Robert (Evelyn) Woodruff of Gainesville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Pat
(Dick) Spaulding of Benson, Ariz.; a cousin, Gene Logan of Tiffin; many
beloved nieces and nephews; and a lifelong friend, Liz Cartwright of
Bexley.
Funeral services will be held at the Urbana United Methodist Church, 238
N. Main St. at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jim Bills, a longtime
personal friend, and Dr. John Daniels will officiate. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral
Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana.
Pallbearers will be Gene Logan, Darrell Doupnik, Andy Gastineau, Jim
Shaloo, Steve Cartwright, Don Long, Hobe Neiswander and Mike Melvin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Woodruff, Dave Pfaff, Larry Martin
and Terry Miller.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation,
P.O. Box 161150, Austin TX 78716-1150, or the James Cancer Hospital, 300
W. 10th St., B-13-4-459, Columbus OH 43210.

Dec.

ASHLEY LAUREL BROWN
Ashley Laurel Brown, 11, of Richwood died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, as
the result of an airplane crash in Mount Gilead.
She was a member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church where she
sang with the junior choir.
A fifth grader at North Union Elementary School, she was a cheerleader
who loved being a North Union Wildcat. She was a Girl Scout and enjoyed
living on a farm, reading and writing stories and, most of all, loved
her family.
She was born July 22, 1993, in Columbus and is survived by her parents,
Steve and Rebecca Brown of Richwood; two sisters, Aubrey (Bill)
Rasmussen of Delaware and Jennifer (Brad) Moore of Richwood; a brother,
Chris (Karissa) Harubin of Richwood; a niece, Adison Moore; and a
nephew, Brodie Moore.
Funeral services were held today at the Richwood First United Methodist
Church and burial was at the York Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley Brown Memorial Fund in
care of the Richwood Banking Company.
Arrangements were handled by the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


MYRTLE V. BYRD
Myrtle V. Byrd, 86, of Columbus, formerly of North Lewisburg, died
Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Traditions at Stygler in Gahanna.
She was a homemaker and a member of Living Waters Church of God in
Marysville.
She was born April 25, 1918, in Buchanan, County, Va., to the late
Elbert and Sallie Davis Elkins and was predeceased by her husband,
Herman Byrd in 1980; two sisters, Vertie Hylton and Ethel Sisk; and a
brother, Otis Elkins.
She is survived by her children, Ronnie (Alice) Byrd of Georgia, Janice
(John) Copenhaver of Urbana and Bobbie (Robert) Trusler of Columbus; six
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren;
and two brothers, Clyde and Roy Elkins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana. Pastor Jasper
Marcum 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. Tuesday.


BETTY MARGARET GOUCHER HAMILTON
Betty Margaret Goucher Hamilton, 73, of Richwood, formerly of Gibsonburg
and Greenup, Ky., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 5, 1931, in Toledo to the late Floyd and Elva
Cunningham Goucher and was predeceased by a son, Kim Hamilton in 1981.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil William Hamilton of Louisa, Ky.,
whom she married Dec. 27, 1948;  a daughter, Betty June Hamilton or
Richwood; seven sons, Virgil (Anamae) Hamilton of Richwood, Tom (Carol)
Hamilton of Marysville, Terry (Jennie) Hamilton of North Lewisburg, Joe
(Janet) Hamilton of Louisa, Bob (Sam) Hamilton of Lindsey, Rick (Penny)
Hamilton of Harrisburg and Wayne (Valerie) Hamilton of Mount Sterling; a
sister, Christine (Ralph) Bloom of Fremont; and numerous other
relatives.
Funeral services were held today at the Roberson Funeral Home in
Greenup, Ky. The Underwood Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

DENISE A. SANDERSON
Denise A. Sanderson, 48, of Cardington died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004.
She was a 1974 graduate of Marysville High School and a graduate of the
Tri-Rivers Licensed Practical Nursing Program. She had worked as both
nurse and secretary in Dr. William Lee's office and served as the
coroner's assistant in Morrow County. She was taking medical billing
classes so that she could open her own business. She attended the First
United Methodist Church in Cardington and enjoyed Ohio State, writing
poetry and going to pow wows. She enjoyed flying, had a passion for the
Lord and a zest for life and enjoyed spending time with family and
friends. She will be truly missed by all of her family and friends.
She was born Jan. 20, 1956, at Memorial Hospital of Union County to
Harold L. and Mary E. McLaughlin Howard. She is survived by the love of
her life for 28 years, her husband, Mike Sanderson whom she met while
they were in high school and married Aug. 14, 1976, at the First United
Methodist Church in Marysville; her parents of Marysville; a daughter,
Airen Sanderson of Columbus; three sisters, Rebecca Morrow of
Marysville, Tami (Dennie) Atzenhoefer of Columbus and Angela (Kris)
Rogers of Rushsylvania; a brother, Timothy Howard and his fiancee, Mary
Blankenship of Cable; eight nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog,
Baby.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gompf Funeral
Home, 440 S. Center St., Cardington. The Rev. Scot Ocke will officiate
and burial will be at Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

FLORENCE MAE O'HARRA THOMAS
Florence Mae O'Harra Thomas, 95, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.
She was a resident of Heartland of Marysville. She graduated from West
High School in Columbus and was a member of the Plumwood United
Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, William Foster and Maude Amelia
Osbun O'Harra; her husband of 62 years, Ira L. Thomas; a
daughter-in-law, Elizabeth A. Grenwalt Thomas; a daughter, Lillian Rice;
and a brother, Charles Osbun O'Harra.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Hoodlet of Richwood; three sons,
Donald L. Thomas of London, William R. (Anna C.) Thomas of Bellefontaine
and John E. (Lynetta F.) Thomas of Marysville; 16 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Plumwood United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Carol Peacock will officiate and burial will
be at the Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at
the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home in London.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210,
Columbus OH 43229.


PAUL E. "BOBO" DEWEESE
Paul E. "Bobo" DeWeese, 59, of Ely died suddenly Monday, Dec. 27, 2004,
in the emergency room at Ely Bloomenson Hospital.
He was a 1963 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and joined the
United States Air Force where he served in the Military Air Police. He
married Sandra Cordell in September of 1965 and had two children. He
attended Ely Junior College and received his degree in mortuary science
from the University of Cincinnati. He worked in funeral service at the
Fisher Funeral Home in Wilmington for 30 years and was an Ohio state
funeral home inspector. He also worked as the superintendent of the
sanitary landfill in Wilmington for eight years. He retired in 1998 and
moved to Ely with his current wife, Lora DeWeese. He was employed as a
janitor and school bus driver, drove for Shubat Transportation, had a
candy route for Dan Erzar and since 2002 was co-manager of Kerntz
Brothers, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Ely.
He was a man who loved his Lord, his church and his fellow man. He was
an incredible father and cherished his grandchildren. He was an active
member of the Ely Baptist Church and served on the church board. He was
a man of many interests, including singing, acting, snowmobiling,
boating, fishing, hunting, riding his Gold Wing, playing golf and
enjoyed the outdoors. He was community minded and served on the Ely
Cemetery Board, played Santa, was an active member of the Ely Rotary
Club, served on the board of the Northern Lights Arts Association and
was offensive line coach for the Vermilion Community College Football
Team. He was a man with a big heart, giving nature and gentle, nurturing
spirit who touched the hearts of all he met.
He was born May 30, 1945, in Springfield to the late Clifford and Geneva
Powell DeWeese and was predeceased by an infant son; a sister, Wilma;
and a brother, Joe.
He is survived by his wife, Lora; children, Dwayne (Kim) DeWeese of
Wilmington, Amy Nott of Catawba, David (Tricia) Sollars of Topeka, Kan.,
and Michael (Rita Fleming) Sollars of New Orleans, La.; grandchildren,
Wyatt, Garrett, Hunter Paul and Anna Ruth; step-grandchildren, Lindsay
and Juliana; sisters, Ruth (John) Smith-Gombar of Marysville and Barbara
(Mike) Graham of Springfield; a brother, Stephen (Christy) DeWeese of
Sidney; numerous nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Skillman, McDonald
& Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. The Rev. John Lockwood will
officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DORTHA M. TROUT
Dortha M. Trout, 87, of Springfield, formerly of Marysville, died
Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Community Hospital in Springfield.
She was a waitress at the 559 Restaurant in North Lewisburg and enjoyed
making quilts.
She was born Aug. 6, 1917, in Ovapa, W.Va., to the late William and
Mentie Summers Smith and was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia
Hoffman; two sisters, Mary Woyan and Rebecca McLean; three brothers,
John and Patrick Smith and Eugene Woody; and her husband, Chalmer G.
Trout.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith (James) Henry of Springfield
and Wanda Shibley of Wilmington; a son, Edward Glenn (Judith) Smith of
Huber Heights; a stepdaughter, Mary Louise (Norman) Dooley of Findlay;
14 grandchildren, Jimmie Hoffman, Johnny Hoffman, Melody Hodges, Della
Armentrout, Diane Waddell, Melissa Drew, Pamela Smith, Linda Jordan,
Lori Webster, Peggy Bowers, Donna Evans, Jimmy Trout, Marty Nutter and
Dalena Trout; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and
step-great-granchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend,
Gladys Godfrey of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dale Hill will officiate and burial
will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m.
Thursday at the church.
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg is
handling arrangements.

CORY LEE SIMPSON
Cory Lee Simpson, 15, of Marysville died unexpectedly at Thursday, Dec.
23, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a freshman at Marysville High School, was a skate board
enthusiast and enjoyed being with his friends and swimming at the YMCA.
He was born Jan. 23, 1989, in Marysville to Crystal Wilson Simpson and
John W. Simpson who survive in Marysville. He is also survived by two
brothers, Chad Wilson and Eric White of Marysville; two special nephews,
Domonic James Wilson and Demetrius Wayne Wilson; and a host of friends
and relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. Pastor Dana Booth will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to his family in care of the funeral
home.


SHARON KAY COLE
Sharon Kay Cole, 54, of Kenton died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at her
home.
She was a homemaker, owned Sharon's Flowers for many years and worked
for Scott's Lawn Service in Marysville. She was a 1968 graduate of
Kenton Senior High School, a member of Epworth United Methodist Church
and a life member of Amvets 1994 Auxiliary.
She was born April 12, 1950, in Kenton to Ralph and Gladys Madison
Baughman who survive in Kenton. She is also survived by a son, Timothy
J. Cole of Kenton; a daughter, Shaunna (Tony) Cole Spearman of Kenton;
four grandchildren; her loving companion, Bill Miller of Kenton; a
stepson, Chris Miller of Kenton; and a brother, Larry (Cheryl) Baughman
of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home in Kenton. Denny Livingston will
officiate and burial will be at Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from
2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

ROBERT L. CONRAD
Robert L. Conrad, 73, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
He was retired as president of the Conrad Coal and Supply Company in
Marysville. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the
Trinity men's group, BPOE 1130 and the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club.
He was a member and former president of the Ohio Block Association. He
enjoyed reading, traveling and spending winters in Florida with his
wife.
He was born May 25, 1931, in Delaware to the late Edgar L. and Erna
Mundt Conrad and was predeceased by his first wife, Ann Sargent.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Olsen Clark Conrad; five children,
Michael (Patty) Conrad of Urbana, Linda (Joe) Aufderheide of Marysville,
Cathi (Jon) Curry of Gahanna, Lori (Greg) Gallent of Fresno, Texas, and
Steve (Tina) Conrad of Byhalia; 23 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Janet (Jim) McCafferty of Lancaster,
Susan Clark of Marysville, Allen (Linda) Clark of White Fish, Mont., and
Gale (David) Nicol of Marysville; and a brother, Wilfred "Tobe" (Lois)
Conrad of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.


SUSIE MARIE EVANS
Susie Marie Evans, 76, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 27, 2005, at her
home surrounded by her family.
She was a press operator for General Motors at the Turnstead Division in
Columbus for 30 years and was a member of the Raymond Church of Christ
in Christian Union.
She was born May 7, 1928, in Holden, W.Va., to the late George W. and
Mandy Thompson Holbrook and was predeceased by her husband, William G.
Evans in 2001.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol A. (James L.) Parrott of
Marysville and Sharon S. (Donald R.) Bellomy of Bourbonnais, Ill.; a
son, William D. "Dave" (Patricia A.) Evans of Marysville; seven
grandchildren, James W. Parrott, Derek W. Parrott, Kristen N. Bellomy,
William G. Evans, Jason D. Evans, Michael D. Evans and Kristine M.
Thacher; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, James S. (Betty)
Holbrook of Marengo.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Raymond
Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Rev. Warren Goble
officiating. Funeral services will also be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the
Young Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky., where friends may call from 5 to 9
p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at the Evans Cemetery in Webbville, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the Ingram Funeral Home which is
completing local arrangements.


BRIAN RUSSELL GORSUCH
Brian Russell Gorsuch, 21, of Plain City died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004,
at his home.
He enjoyed fishing as a hobby and was loved by all.
He was born Jan. 1, 1983, in Columbus to Mark Russell and Lora Anders
Gorsuch and was predeceased by his mother and a grandmother, Bobbie
Gorsuch.
He is survived by his father of Columbus; sons, Logan Matthew Gorsuch
and Troy Russell Gorsuch of the home; fiancee, Lisa Riegel of
Marysville; grandfathers, Bill Anders of Newark and Russell Gorsuch of
New Albany; grandmother, Linda King of St. Simmons Island, Ga.; a
brother, Tyler Austin Gorsuch of Sugar Grove; and several aunts, uncles
and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brucker and
Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian Russell Gorsuch Memorial
Fund at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.bruckerkishlerfuneralhome.com.


DOROTHY M. KELLY
Dorothy M. Kelly, 72, of Richwood died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at
Riverside Hospital after a nine-month illness.
She was a homemaker and had retired from General Nutrition in Marion.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Marion
and was very loving and dedicated to her family and friends.
She was born March 12, 1932, in Richwood to the late George and Bessie
Salyer Merryman and was predeceased by an infant son, Larry Jackson, and
a brother, George Merryman Jr. She married Glenn Davis in 1947 and they
were the parents of two daughters, Carol (George) Showalter of Richwood
and Sondra (James) Ricksecker of Marion. She married Kenneth Jackson in
1951 and they had three sons, James (Nancy) Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and Ronald Jackson and Gary Jackson of Marion.
She is also survived by her husband, Edwin Kelly whom she married March
19, 1974, in Marion; a sister, Ruby Davis of Richwood; six
grandchildren, Donald "Thomas" Spitzer Jr. of Marion, Lesley Jackson and
Lisa Jackson of Phoenix, Kenneth "Kenny" Jackson and Ronald "R.J."
Jackson of Marion and Charisma Vollmer of Phoenix; two
great-grandchildren, Andrew Spitzer and Samantha Spitzer of Marion; and
a great-great-grandchild, Chytasia "Chy" Vollmer whom she was raising.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Peter Faville will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 163549, Columbus OH 43216-3549, or the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus OH 43201.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

 

ROMONA A. DUNAWAY
Romona A Dunaway, 94, of East Liberty died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
A graduate of East Liberty High School and Miami University, she taught
in Ohio and Pontiac, Mich., before working many years at the Columbus
Public Library. After making her home in Columbus for many years, she
returned to East Liberty to care for her parents. She loved animals,
enjoyed reading and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was
married in 1950 and later divorced.
She was born Feb. 20, 1910, in North Lewisburg to the late John E. and
Cora M. Chamberlain Dunaway and was predeceased by two sisters.
She is survived by several cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the East
Liberty Cemetery with the Rev. Jason Robson officiating.
The Eichholz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society.


JERALD L. MULVANEY
Jerald L. Mulvaney, 57, of Versailles died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at
his home.
He was the owner and operator of JLM Incorporated and was a member of
the Versailles United Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
the Vietnam War.
He was born Oct. 25, 1947, in Montgomery County to the late Louis B. and
Mary L. Heiser Mulvaney.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Coppock Mulvaney whom he married June
15, 1973; a son, Christopher J. (Joni) Mulvaney of Cincinnati; four
daughters, Debra L. (Robert) Gallagher of Versailles, Teri L. (Darren)
Shuler of Marysville, Elizabeth A. (Charles) Alexander of Springfield
and Erin M. (Tylan) Weber of Chesapeake, Va.; grandchildren, Rebecca,
Josie, Morgan, Elizabeth, Darren, Allison, Meagan, Bailey, Sydney,
Keaton, Brendan, Griffin, Molly and Emma; two great-grandchildren, Skye
and Connor; and a sister, Joyce Dew of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Versailles
United Church of Christ, 105 W. Ward St., Versailles. Greg Kurtz will
officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles where
military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bailey
Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
at the church.


OMA CHRISTINE COBB RUTAN
Oma Christine Cobb Rutan, 83, of Delaware died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004,
at her home.
She was a homemaker, a member of Claibourne Advent Christian Church and
attended Delaware Bible Church.
She was born July 10, 1921, in Buffalo, W.Va., to the late Charles
Harvey and Florence Jones Cobb and was predeceased by two sons; a
sister; and seven brothers. She married Herman C. Rutan May 27, 1940, in
Red House, W.Va., and he died May 26, 1986.
She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Thomas Rutan of Chesterfield,
S.C., and Randy Rutan of Berkley Springs, W.Va.; a daughter, Marilyn
(James) Taynor of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; and 30
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Dan Grose will officiate and burial
will be at the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Claibourne Advent Christian Church
in care of Charlotte Mayberry, 26484 Claibourne Road, Richwood OH 43344,
or Delaware Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


W. DEWEY SLATER
W. Dewey Slater, 64, of Plain City died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 23,
2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a member of the New California Presbyterian Church where he was
on the stewardship committee and was formerly an elder. He was employed
by Liebert as an electronics technician and was a part-time employee of
Anderson's on Sawmill Road. He was an avid square dancer and had
belonged to many local clubs over the years.
He was born in Grundy Center, Iowa, June 27, 1940, to the late William
H. and Katherine Lynch Slater and was predeceased by an infant sister,
Linda Marie.
He is survived by his wife of 38 1/2 years, Sharon Hartson Slater;
children, Aimee (Richard) West of Port Clinton, Frank William Slater of
Columbus and Katy Slater of Plain City; a grandson, Aidan West; a
sister, Janice (Dennis) Peters of Grundy Center, Iowa; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.. Tuesday at the New
California Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Philip L. Bougher will
officiate and burial will be at the New California Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.


JOSEPH J. YURASEK
Joseph J. Yurasek, 84, of Columbus died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, after a
battle with cancer.
Born to a Slovakian immigrant coal miner and his wife, John and Barbara
Henkel Yurasek, "The Dude" left his boyhood home of Hazelton, Pa., to
join the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in the South Pacific during
World War II. He received a degree in business from the Ohio State
University and retired from the Frank Gates Company after a long career.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann Peters.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Rosemarie Core Yurasek
whom he met while stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus;
four sons, Steve of Marysville, Joe Jr. of Lebanon, Jim of Pickerington
and Andy of London; grandchildren, Barbara (Eric) Conklin, Jim, John,
Jessica, Leah, Kevin and Kenny; and a brother, George of Naples, Fla.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corpus
Christi Church. The Rev. Jim Ogurchock will officiate and burial will be
at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Somerset. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m.
today at the Maeder Quint Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St.,
Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Church or The James
Cancer Research at the Ohio State University.

 

ARTHUR E. HILDRETH
Arthur E. Hildreth, 72, of North Lewisburg died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after a lengthy illness.
He was retired from the Harding Machine Company in East Liberty. He was
a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time
watching cartoons.
He was born June 17, 1932, in Lebanon, Ind., to the late James and
Mattie Conrad Hildreth and was predeceased by four brothers.
His survived by his wife, Metta Lou Woodrum Hildreth whom he married
March 21, 1957; two sons, Mark A. (Connie) Hildreth of Raymond and Scott
(Angie) Hildreth of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Tony, Chris, Ryan,
Amber, Cortney and Carrie; a great-granddaughter, Maykayla; two sisters,
Evelyn Faren of Marysville and Mary Ann Barck of Louisiana; and a
brother, John Hildreth of Richwood.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and following cremation,
private burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visiting
hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables or Memorial Hospital
Mobile Meals program in care of the funeral home.

FERN A. SMITH
Fern A. Smith, 95, of the East Liberty and West Mansfield area died
Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine following
a short illness.
A loving homemaker and hard-working farmer's wife, she was a faithful
longtime member of the North Greenfield United Methodist Church. She
formerly served as a Sunday School teacher and pianist and enjoyed
fellowship with the Women's Society in Christian Service. She was an
active and recent volunteer with the Caring Neighbors Food Pantry at the
church.
She graduated from Rushsylvania High School in 1928. She enjoyed cooking
and traveling and especially enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She
possessed a keen mind until the very end and was proud to have
maintained her independence until the time of her illness. She was a
source of great pride for her family.
She was born June 1, 1909, in Raymond to the late Samuel and Annabelle
Winner LeVally and was predeceased by two brothers, Glenn LeVally and
Robert LeValley; and a sister, Mary Patrick. She married Fred M. Smith
Aug. 29, 1934, and he died Aug. 13, 1985.
She is survived by a daughter, Cherie (Leland) Predmore of
Bellefontaine; a son, Jack (Norma) Smith of Urbana; eight grandchildren,
Pamela (Tom) Chimento, Brian Predmore, Julie (Matt) Emery, Tyler
(Christy) Smith, Richard D. Blue, Douglas W. (Linda) Blue, Daniel
(Bernadette) Blue and Brian (Joan) Blue; eight great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mabel Sloan of Rushsylvania,
Marjorie Amerine of Springfield, Esther Brugler of Bellefontaine and
Alice (Jim) Marker of Okeechobee, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; and
her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Revs. Jon
Cook and Roger Gorden will officiate and burial will be at the
Zanesfield. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Neighbors Food Pantry
at the church in care of the funeral home.

LAWRENCE G. "LARRY" BRUBAKER
Lawrence G. "Larry" Brubaker, 95, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 20,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
He retired as manager of the Scott Farm Seed Company in Mechanicsburg
where he had been employed from 1946 to 1974 and had also served as
secretary and treasurer. After retirement, he worked as a consultant for
the Scott Seed Company, acted as a field inspector for Ohio Seed
Improvement and served as executive secretary for Ohio Seed Dealers. He
was a 1927 graduate of Ashland High School and received his master's
degree in agriculture form the Ohio State University in 1932. From 1932
to 1936 he held positions with Garber Publishing in Ashland, Ohio Wool
Growers in Columbus and Technician Soil Conservation Service in Xenia.
He was acting county agent in Van Wert, served as Union County agent
from 1936 to 1942 and was an employee of the O.M. Scott and Son Co. from
1942 to 1946.
He was a faithful member of the Marysville First Presbyterian Church for
more than 67 years and served as a deacon, trustee and elder. He was a
member of the Marysville Board or Education from 1944 to 1956 and was a
past president and treasurer. He achieved perfect attendance during his
40-year membership with the Kiwanis Club of Marysville and volunteered
more than 7,000 hours with Memorial Hospital of Union County. He was a
longtime member of the Marysville Country Club and found great joy in
golfing and bowling. He was a devoted husband and will be remembered as
a proud and loving father and grandfather.
He was born Feb. 4, 1909, in Ashland to the late Daniel and Ollie Ohl
Brubaker and was predeceased by his twin brother, Clarence E. Brubaker
on Aug. 15, 2003, and a sister, Dora Smith. He married Kathryn Smith
Jan. 10, 1936, and she died Aug. 25, 1988.
He is survived by two daughters, Susan (Larry) Coder of Marysville and
Jane Martin of St. Helena, S.C.; five grandchildren, Kimberly Godfrey,
Douglas (Michele) Coder, Rene (Bill) Sherman, Steven (Kate) Johnson and
John Ebright; six great-grandchildren, Ki, LuCinda, Kane, Maddie, Sara
and Zara; a sister-in-law, Ethel Brubaker of Ashland; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Revs. John M. Groat and Dr. Thomas Mori will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7
p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Larry Coder, Douglas Coder, Kane Godfrey, John
Ebright, Bill Sherman and Rich Rowland. Honorary pallbearers will be
Steven Johnson, L.P. "Rick" Weis, Robert DeGroot, Gerald Dackin, George
Morelock, Jim Westfall and Walter Herd.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Women or the
piano fund at the church in care of the funeral home.

ROBERT J. "JACK" MCDONALD
Robert J. "Jack" McDonald, 83, of Marysville died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004,
at Milcrest Nursing Center.
He retired in 1983 after 40 years with Denison Engineering in
Marysville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the
407th Infantry as field wire chef, and was a member of Palestine Lodge
158 F&AM.
He was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Columbus to the late Amhert and Margaret
White McDonald and was predeceased by a sister, Katherine Griffith;
three brothers, Earl, Raymond and Joe McDonald; a grandson, John
McDonald; and a great-grandson, Justin Letsch.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Timmons McDonald; a
daughter, Ann (Richard) Cremeans of Loudonville; a son, Thurlow Robert
McDonald of Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Rick (Penny) Cremeans, Kim (Tom)
Doyle, Lori (Jeff) Haudenschild, Kathy Letsch, Bill (Karen) Cremeans,
Denise (Richard) Mullins, Kelly (Mike) Vining, Doreen (Jamie) Hersey,
Brian (Stephanie) Cremeans and Matt (Chastity) McDonald; 24
great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; a former
daughter-in-law, Nancy Prater of Indiana; sisters-in-law, Rosie McDonald
of Columbus, Olive Ann McFarland of London and Marie Fast of Florida;
and numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, South
Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia and Florida.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial with
military honors will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Columbus.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.co

ESTELLA SADIE COURTER HAINES
Estella Sadie Courter Haines, 93, a longtime resident of Marysville and
Windsor Manor, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
She was a waitress and was born May 9, 1911, in Delaware to the late
Henry V. and Myrtle Courter.
She is survived by a son, James R. (M. June) Haines of Fort Myers, Fla.;
three granddaughters, Sharon Haines of Canton, Sandy Haines of Powell
and Lori Freshwater of Marysville; two great-granddaughters, Lindsey and
Megan Freshwater of Marysville; and a sister, Dorothy Reid of Columbus.
Private family funeral services will be held.
Contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union County, 113 S.
Main St., Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD K. "HAD" SIMPSON
Harold K. "Had" Simpson, 85, of Delaware died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at
his home.
He grew up in Marysville and graduated from Marysville High School in
1937. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired after 20
years of service as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He moved to
Delaware in the 1950s and was retired as a salesman with Worthington
Ford Auto Sales. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was
active in campaigning bird dogs in the Ohio Field Trials and owned,
raised and campaigned two Derby Dogs of the Year. He was a member of the
VFW, Elks and Masonic Lodge.
He was born June 3, 1919, in Marysville, one of 13 children of the late
George and Nancy McCormick Simpson and was predeceased by brothers and
sisters; his first wife, Betty Boyd Simpson; and his second wife, Bettie
Simpson on Oct. 29, 2001.
He is survived by a son, William Jerry Simpson of Gambier; two
grandsons, Rod (Laura) of Westerville and Matt (Anne) of Delaware; two
great-granddaughters, Sofia and Natalie; a brother, Richard (Roberta)
Simpson of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove
Cemetery where Delaware County veterans will conduct full military
honors. The Rev. David Sedziol will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville High School
Athletic Department, 800 Amrine Mill Road.
The Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

L. ORVILLE YOHEY
L. Orville Yohey, 77, of Celina died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at St.
Rita's Medical Center.
He owned and operated Yohey's Motorcyle Shop on Fairground Road in
Celina for 25 years and was an avid motorcycle rider. He was a U.S. Army
veteran and a member of the Fort Recovery Church of Christ.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Mercer County to the late Lester O. and
Minnie Van Kirk Yohey Sr. and was predeceased by a brother, Howard, and
his first wife, Lula Mae Florence Yohey.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia N. Hanna Yohey whom he married in
1999 in Celina; four stepchildren, Larry (Carolyn) McGee and Elaine
(Tim) Garrett of Marysville, Gary (Tricia) McGee of Westerville and
Brenda (Dwight) Grimm of Johnstown; five grandchildren; two sisters, Jo
Ellen (Royce) Evans of Colombia City, Ind., and Lois (Henry) Linnemeier
of Churubusco, Ind.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Yohey of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lehman
Funeral Home, 901 Myers Road, Celina. The Rev. Glen Westmoreland will
officiate and burial will be at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the
service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercer County Cancer Society.

WILDA "BILLIE" LLOYD WHITNEY STANECK
Wilda "Billie" Lloyd Whitney Staneck, 94, of Marysville died Tuesday,
Dec. 15, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
She was the former owner of a women's clothing and specialty shop,
Whitney's, in Parkersburg, W.Va., where she was also an associate of
Cox's Department Store, The Surprise Store and The Darling Shop. She was
a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Parkersburg.
She was born Nov. 11, 1910, in Gassaway, W.Va., to the late Robert E.
Lee and Rebecca Pierson Lloyd.
She is survived by a son, James Whitney of Fort Myers, Fla., and many
other relatives, including a grandson, Jeffrey E. (Julie) Whitney of
Marysville.
Private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
16540 County Home Road, Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE STIERHOFF BLUMENSCHEIN
Gertrude Stierhoff Blumenschein, 86, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
A loving homemaker, she was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran
Church, the Jolly Dozen Card Club and St. John's Quilters. She formerly
was employed for 12 years with her son's business, Fred Stierhoff TV &
Appliance.
She was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Marysville to the late Leo and Nora Mayer
Boerger and was predeceased by a son, Leland Stierhoff on March 23,
1956; a grandson, Doug Kiss; a brother, Robert Boerger; a sister, Rosina
Strunkenburg, and her husband, Walter Strunkenburg; and a
brother-in-law, Bill Ford. She married Chester Stierhoff April 17, 1938,
and he died May 13, 1984.
She is survived by her second husband, Alfred C. "Alfie" Blumenschein
whom she married Nov. 7, 1992; a son, Fred (Mary) Stierhoff of
Marysville; a daughter, Vivian (John) Kiss of California; two stepsons,
Dennis (Mary Lou) Blumenschein of Marysville and Jerry (Lea)
Blumenschein of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Sandy Leis of Kenton; six
grandchildren, Brian (Lynn) Stierhoff of West Mansfield, Angela (Steven)
Rausch of Marysville, Julie (Brian) Parkhill of Newark; Wendy Bennett of
California, Andy (Katie) Blumenschein and Danny (Amy) Blumenschein of
Marysville; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Ford of Florida; a
sister-in-law, Luan Boerger of Marysville; three brothers-in-law, Roy
Blumenschein of Plain City, Herman Blumenschein of Marysville and Bill
(Martha) Blumenschein of Michigan; many nieces and nephews; and her
church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jack 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 Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Halley, Andy and Danny Blumenschein, Brian
Stierhoff, Brian Parkhill and Steve Rausch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care
of the funeral home.

AULDEN L. YAUS
Aulden L. Yaus, 76, of Plain City died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in his
home surrounded by his loving family.
He was a Korean War veteran who retired from General Motors in 1985. He
was a new member of Living Waters Church of God, was an avid hunter and
fisherman and enjoyed bowling.
He was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Bethesda, Belmont County, to the late Roy
and Mary Lynn Yaus and was predeceased by a son, Thomas Dwayne Yaus in
2003.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sylvia Farris Yaus whom he
married March 1, 1958; a son, Rick (Martha) Yaus of West Jefferson; a
daughter, Janet (Bo) Moore of Gahanna; five grandchildren, Joshua,
Jeremy, Amanda, Amber and Addison; a brother, Harry (Mary) Yaus of
Barnesville; a sister, Eunice Wilson of Newark; and numerous other
relatives and friends who have been supportive throughout his illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Gene Chipman and the Rev. Jasper Marcum will
officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery with military
honors. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


ESTHER MAE ROWLAND GLASSBURN
Esther Mae Rowland Glassburn, 84, of Marysville died Saturday, Dec. 11,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired from McCarthy Pharmacy as a sales clerk and was a
transportation driver for the active senior citizens in the late 1970s.
She worked as a receptionist at Lucille's Fashion Flair beauty salon, a
Merle Norman cosmetic representative and an associate with O.M. Scotts
during the 1960s. She was a member of Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends
Church and was a founding member of the Marysville Friends Church on
South Main Street where she served as choir director.
She was a member of the Windsor and Community Seniors, sang with the
Windsor Singers and enjoyed many senior citizen trips and tours. A
homemaker known for her great cooking, loving wife, mother and
grandmother, she was a caregiver to her grandchildren during their
growing years. She enjoyed traveling out West with her husband during
their retirement years and she liked to sew, crochet and do needlepoint.

She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in York Center to the late Oscar J. and Laura
Lynn Jackson Rowland and was predeceased by a brother, Charles Rowland
and by her husband of 50 years, Garland W. Glassburn, whom she married
Jan. 29, 1939.
She is survived by a daughter, Darlene (Steve) Geer of Raymond; four
sons, Vernon "Terry" (Kay) Glassburn, Ronald "Reg" (Vicki) Glassburn and
Roger (Jan) Glassburn of Marysville and Robert "Bob" (Beth) Glassburn of
North Canton; nine grandchildren, Hollie (James) Moots, Doug (Bonny)
Glassburn, Leslie (Jeff) Berridge, Jill Johnson, Kelly (Ryan) Kramer,
Tony Glassburn, Meagan Glassburn, Joel (Ally) Glassburn and Buffi (Pat)
Novotney; 13 great-grandchildren, A.J., Robbie, Nicky, Eleyna, Dylan,
Kayla, Alex, Kristin, Cami, Carly, Rileigh, Ashley and Ryan; two
sisters-in-law, Wanda Longshore and Eva Hamilton of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Owen Glassburn of West Liberty; many nieces and nephews;
and a special friend, Don Geer of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Revs. Glenn Althouse and Ed Vinson will officiate and
burial will be at the York Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Doug Glassburn, Tony Glassburn, Ryan Kramer, Jeff
Berridge, James Moots, Joel Glassburn, Pat Novotney and Rich Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville, or Vision Center of Central Ohio, 1393 N.
High St., Columbus OH 43201.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BESSIE M. MILLNER
Bessie M. Millner, 79, of Lakeview died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at her
home.
She was retired as a cook from the Ark Restaurant in Russells Point and
she enjoyed car rides, ceramics and bowling. She was a member of the
Church of the Brethren in Bellefontaine and Roundhead VFW Post 8832
Auxiliary.
She was born March 13, 1925, in Bellefontaine to the late Humbert and
Nancy Stevens Linkinhoker and was predeceased by two brothers, John and
Frank. She married Robert L. Millner Feb. 26, 1944, and he died Sept.
30, 1993.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy (Avit) Schwieterman and
Virginia K. (Al) Haerr of Lakeview and Cathy (John) Amrine of
Marysville; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Virginia Englehaupt of Lakeview and Eunice Boykin of West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Van Horn
Funeral Home in Lakeview. The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate and burial
will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where VFW
Auxiliary services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Brethren.
Condolences may be sent to www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.


WALTER EDWARD SCHNEIDER
Walter Edward Schneider, 80, of Stow, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004.
He attended college in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He was a pilot in the Army
Air Corps in World War II and retired in 1985 from Goodyear in
Marysville. He was in the process of writing his second book, played
several musical instruments and spoke three languages. He enjoyed life
and loved his family.
He was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Salem to the late George and Agnes Elst
Schneider and was predeceased by a brother, George, and a grandson, Todd
Eric Simpson.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Angell Schneider; three
children, Kathleen (Timothy) Taylor of Kent, John (Pamela) Schneider of
Stow and Linda (Dennis) Simpson of Marysville; grandchildren, Mark
Taylor, Kelly (John) Goch, Sean Simpson, Chad Simpson and Ashley (Aaron)
Griffith; great-grandchildren, Dylan Goch, Lorna Simpson and Ashton
Griffith.
Private family services were held in Stow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

STACEY BETH COLBERT
A remembrance gathering will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19,
at the Ohio State University Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy
River Road in Columbus in loving memory of Stacey Beth Colbert, 23, of
Columbus who died in 1998.
She was born Feb. 3, 1975, in Chicago, grew up in Charleston, Ill., and
moved to Columbus in 1994 to attend the Ohio State University. She
graduated in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in business
administration and was a member and active alumni of Alpha Delta Pi
sorority. She was a member of the American Marketing Association and
enjoyed her position as a marketing assistant with American Electric
Power.
Her internships included marketing assistant for McDonalds and Coca-Cola
at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and fashion merchandising for the
Atlanta Apparel Mart. A 1993 graduate of Charleston High School, she
played varsity tennis and was involved in cheerleading, the Trojets
drill team, chorus and musicals.
She is survived by her mother, Ronna Lynn Spira Colbert of Scottsdale,
Ariz.; her father, Lawrence Colbert of Decatur, Ga.; a sister, Danielle
(Bryan) Nusbaum of Marysville; grandparents, Leonard and Frances Spira
of Edina, Minn., and Esther Colbert of University Heights; uncles, Dr.
Gerald (Linda) Colbert of Dublin and Jeff Spira of Tucson, Ariz.; an
aunt, Gail (Sam) Schwartz of Columbus; and godparents, Merrill and Judy
Greenstein of Northbrook, Ill.
Following cremation and private family services, burial will be held at
a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stacey Beth Colbert Memorial
Fund in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.staceybethcolbert.com.


CLIFFORD GAYLE PURVIS SR.
Clifford Gayle Purvis Sr., 83, formerly of Plain City, died Thursday,
Dec. 9, 2004, at Kobacker House surrounded by his loving family.
He was retired after 48 years as a contractor and owner of Purvis &
Grandy Co. and of Church Builders Inc., specializing in church building
all over the United States. He was a founding member of the Union County
Builders Association and was an active and devoted founding member of
Dublin Christian Church. He retired from the U.S. Army as a major,
serving in World War II and receiving a Bronze Star. He was a member of
the Military Officers Association. He enjoyed fishing, music, drama and
travel.
He was born July 6, 1921, in Owenton, Ky., to the late Sherman and
Lillie Mae Wilhoite Purvis and was predeceased by a grandson, Jason
Purvis, and a sister, Hazel Wise.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarh E. Dysart Purvis, whom he
married May 3, 1947, at the East Columbus Church of Christ; two sons,
Clifford G. (Joan) Purvis Jr. of Columbus and Garold L. "Gary" (Sallee)
Purvis of Ashley; six grandchildren, G. Brian (Leslee) Purvis of
Murrieta, Calif., Erin (Brian) Bumgarner of Columbus, Tara (Tom) Hill of
Delaware, Trisha (James) Mattevi of Lewis Center and Caleb Purvis and
Gabriel Purvis of Ashley; and five great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Linnea
and Mikayla Purvis of Murrieta, Calif., and Lauren and Taylor Hill of
Delaware.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dublin Christian
Church, 2900 Martin Road, Dublin. Pastors Jeff Stone and Allan Morris
will officiate and burial with military services will be at Forest Lawn
Memorial Gardens in Columbus. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday
at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dublin Christian Church, Dublin OH
43017, or Home Reach Hospice, Ohio Health Foundation, 3724 Olentangy
River Road, Suite G, Columbus OH 43214.

HELEN HORNEY BALLINGER
Helen Horney Ballinger, 82, of East Liberty died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004,
at her home with her family at her side following an extended illness.
She had been employed as a food server at the East Liberty School and
had also worked at Siemens of Bellefontaine for a number of years. She
enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, baking and especially vacationing
in Las Vegas. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.
She was born Aug. 28, 1922, in Somersville to the late Clarence and Opal
Wood Haines. Preceding her in death was her first husband, John Horney,
on April 18, 1975; her second husband, Carl Ballinger, on Dec. 3, 2000;
a son, Charles Horney; a stepson, Donnie Ballinger; a brother, Ernest
"Ted" Haines, and his wife, Natalie; a sister, Mildred Kerns and her
husband, Ralph; and a brother-in-law, Alvin Lindley.
Survivors include a son, Gene (Roselyn) Horney of Marysville; a
daughter, Sharon Organ of Columbus; a step-daughter, Nancy (Jeff)
Meister of Byhalia; five grandchildren, Jeff (Tracy) Horney, Robert
(Tara) Horney, Deborah H. George, Rhonda Horney and Charles Cockrell; a
step-grandson, Kyle Warren; four great-grandchildren; two
step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann Lindley of East Liberty and
Dorothy (Tom) Patterson of Richwood; and two special cousins, Mary
Danner and Edward (Janet) Schmelzer of Marion.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home of West Mansfield. The Rev.
Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will take place at East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.


NATHANIEL LEE BALDWIN
Nathaniel Lee Baldwin, 30, of Kenton died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at his
home.
He was employed at Kmart in Kenton and attended Grant United Methodist
Church.
He was born Feb. 25, 1974, in Marysville to Richard and Dixie Eaton
Baldwin and was predeceased by his father; a brother, Richie; a
sister-in-law, Vicky; a niece Jennifer; and an infant son, Gavin Matthew
Baldwin.
He is survived by his mother of Marysville; his wife, Katie Harris
Baldwin whom he married April 9, 1999, in Raymond and who is pregnant
with a daughter, Kasandra Natalie Grace Baldwin; a daughter, Michayla
Arlene Lee Baldwin of the home; two brothers, Clayton (Tammy) Baldwin of
Kenton and Jamie Baldwin of Marysville; a sister, Tami (Bobby) Vaughters
of Forest; Nieces, Annie of Marysville, Jessica, Jeanette and Isabella
of Forest and Julia and Ashley of Kenton; nephews, Clay and Aaron of
Kenton; a brother-in-law, Brody Harris of Tiffin; a sister-in-law,
Kristy (Jeremy) Gillfillan of Forest; his mother-in-law, Shelby (Terry)
LeVan of Mount Victory; and his father-in-law, Blake Harris of Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Grant United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Jeremy Gillfillan will officiate and burial
will be at Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Price Funeral Home, 123 N. Main St., Kenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.


RICHARD D. JUSTICE
Richard D. Justice, 63, of Raymond died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the
Ohio State University Hospital.
He was retired from the Arvin-Meritor Corporation (Rockwell
International.) He was a veteran of the Korean War, a life member of VFW
Post 3320 and a member of American Legion Post 79 and the UAW.
He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the late Harper B.
and Carletta M. Johnson Justice and was predeceased by two sisters, Ann
St. Germine and Carol S. Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Judy L. Shively Justice to whom he was
married by the Rev. Alfred Young at the Church of Christ in Christian
Union in Raymond on Dec. 17, 1983; a daughter, Becky (Sean) Thompson of
Maryville, Tenn.; a brother, Donald (Linda Sue) Justice of Marion; and
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home with VFW Post 3320 and the Union County Honor Guard
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

RICHARD V. RYAN
Richard V. Ryan, 53, of Marysville died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at Select
Specialty in Columbus after an extended illness.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and enjoyed fishing with his son.
He was born May 18, 1951, in Columbus and was predeceased by his father,
Walter V. Ryan and his mother, Juanita McKinster Ambos.
He is survived by a son, Richard John-Michael Ryan of Marysville; two
sisters, Nina (Ronald) Greenhill of Columbus and Diane (Bart) Taylor of
Marysville; three brothers, William Ambos of Jackson, David Ambos of
Lexington Park, Md., and Jim Ambos of Marysville; his stepfather, Walter
Ambos of Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. James Taylor officiating.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville.

EDWARD L.H. BLUMENSCHEIN
Edward L.H. Blumenschein, 89, a lifetime resident of Marysville died
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures following an
extended illness.
A retired farmer and caring man, he had lived on the family farm since
he was 5 years old. He was an active lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed dartball
and spending time with his family. He touched many lives and never knew
a stranger and he will be remembered as a very special man and a
wonderful story teller.
He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Marysville to the late Peter and Anna
Nicol Blumenschein and was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Erwin
Blumenschein; and five sisters, Nora Nicol, Emma Rausch, Amelia Guebert,
Martha Rausch and Matilda Kleiber. He married Helen Wehmeyer in October
1950 and she died Dec. 31, 1990.
He is survived by two sisters, Elsie Hartmann and Lillian Dannenberg of
Red Bud, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Katherine Blumenschein of Marysville;
many nieces and nephews; and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Jack Heino 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 Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries in care
of the funeral home.

CLOA MAE CRAMER
Cloa Mae Cramer, 92, of Richwood died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, at Marion
Manor Nursing Home.
She retired in 1974 from the Ohio Reformatory for Women as a corrections
officer. She was a member of the Richwood Church of Christ, American
Legion Auxiliary, the former Claibourne Grange and the Slim Whitman
Appreciation Society. She had been active in the Union County Republican
Party.
She was born March 5, 1912, in Marysville to the late William H. and
Edna Cook Jenkins and was predeceased by her stepfather, Earl Robertson,
who helped raise her; an infant daughter, Paula Cramer; and two sisters,
Hazel Matteson and Dorothy Cameron. She married Arby Cramer June 19,
1939, in Cattlensburg, Ky., and he died May 23, 1960.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Todd) Gibson of Richwood; two
sons, Paul E. (Kate) Cramer and Thomas E. (Dorothy) Patterson of
Richwood; 10 grandchildren; several great- and
great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Betty Lemaster and Bert
Mohler.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be at
the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the time of
the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ
building fund, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood OH 43344.

RICHARD D. JUSTICE
Richard D. Justice, 63, of Raymond died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the
Ohio State University Hospital.
He was retired from the Arvin-Meritor Corporation (Rockwell
International.) He was a veteran of the Korean War, a life member of VFW
Post 3320 and a member of American Legion Post 79 and the UAW.
He was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the late Harper B.
and Carletta M. Johnson Justice and was predeceased by two sisters, Ann
St. Germine and Carol S. Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Judy L. Shively Justice to whom he was
married by the Rev. Alfred Young at the Church of Christ in Christian
Union in Raymond on Dec. 17, 1983; a daughter, Becky (Sean) Thompson of
Maryville, Tenn.; a brother, Donald (Linda Sue) Justice of Marion; and
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 121 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram
Funeral Home with VFW Post 3320 and the Union County Honor Guard
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

DANA KEITH KINIKIN
Dana Keith Kinikin, 54, of Green Bay, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004,
at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an appliance
repairman and enjoyed fishing.
He was born Aug. 22, 1950, in Richwood to the late Otis and Mary
Sherwood Kinikin and was predeceased by two brothers, James and Kenneth
and a sister, Joy Lynn.
He is survived by two sons, Nathan Keith and Jamie (Spink) Kinikin of
Green Bay; a grandson, Nathaniel Jeremey Kinikin; two sisters, Janet
Garrison of Indian Lake and Terri Lowery of Columbus; a brother, Dennis
(Betty) Kinikin of Richwood; a sister-in-law, Peggy Kinikin of Byhalia;
three aunts, Helen Haines of Byhalia, Agatha Sherwood of Bellefontaine
and Anna Mae (Carroll) Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Price
Cemetery. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the Ballinger Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

EDWARD L.H. BLUMENSCHEIN
Edward L.H. Blumenschein, 89, a lifetime resident of Marysville died
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures following an
extended illness.
A retired farmer and caring man, he had lived on the family farm since
he was 5 years old. He was an active lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed dartball
and spending time with his family. He touched many lives and never knew
a stranger and he will be remembered as a very special man and a
wonderful story teller.
He was born Jan. 20, 1915, in Marysville to the late Peter and Anna
Nicol Blumenschein and was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Erwin
Blumenschein; and five sisters, Nora Nicol, Emma Rausch, Amelia Guebert,
Martha Rausch and Matilda Kleiber. He married Helen Wehmeyer in October
1950 and she died Dec. 31, 1990.
He is survived by two sisters, Elsie Hartmann and Lillian Dannenberg of
Red Bud, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Katherine Blumenschein of Marysville;
many nieces and nephews; and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries in care
of the funeral home.

PAULINE RENTZ
Pauline Rentz, 91, of Lima died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at her home.
She was a homemaker and retired teacher. She was a 1934 graduate of
Wittenberg University and taught in the Chagrin Falls schools for three
years. She was a member of the West Elm United Church of Christ, its
Willing Workers and Women's Fellowship, American Association of
University Women and the Altrurian Club. She was a volunteer for the
American Heart Association for many years.
She was born Jan. 20, 1913, in Prospect to the late Peter and Bessie
Knecht Schlegel and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Ann Louise
Rentz. She married Frederick William Rentz June 18, 1938, in Russells
Point and he died Sept. 13, 1979.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. F. Peter (Mary) Rentz of Pittsfield,
Mass., and Dr. David J. (Kathryn) Rentz of Cincinnati; a daughter, Susan
(Lowell) Flickinger of Prince George, Va.; grandchildren, Deborah (John)
Rentz-Moore, Sarah Rentz, Eric (Hildelisa) Flickinger, David (Mary
Ellen) Flickinger and William (Tabor) Flickinger, Caroline Rentz and
Michael Rentz; great-grandchildren, Alex Flickinger and Carrie
Flickinger; two sisters, Katherine Moran of Strongsville and Margaret
Cain of Russells Point; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rentz Cunningham of
St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home in Lima. The Rev. Elaine Mikesell
will officiate and burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lima. Friends
may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Elm United Church of
Christ or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

MARK E. SCHMIDT
Mark E. Schmidt, 39, of Marysville died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 24,
2004, at his home.
He was a gifted artist and unique woodcarver. He was a free spirit, full
of song, who lived life to the fullest with acts of compassion,
generosity and kindness. His love of life's simple pleasure, love of
nature and playful antics will live in the memories of those he touched.

Finally finding inner peace, he joins his father Harry, beloved brother,
Trey, and sister, Laura.
He is survived by his mother, Penny; sisters, Phoebe and Nikki; and
brothers, Matthew and Tot. He will be sadly missed but joyously
remembered by his love and best friend, Kimberly Cline of Marysville;
her children, Katie, Nick and Holly of the home; Heather Litz and her
children, Tyler, Alexis, Haley; special buddy, Jimmy Ferguson; and dear
friends, Velma, Pam and Chance.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the Ingram Funeral Home. Family and friends will continue sharing
memories and fellowship at the home of Kim Cline after the service.

ROLAND E. YOCOM
Roland E. "Yogi" Yocom, 72, of Urbana died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at
Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.
He was a 1950 graduate of Cable High School and worked for Mechanicsburg
Implement. Later, he was self-employed as a mechanic and enjoyed
farming. While he was self-employed, he drove a bus for the
Mechanicsburg schools. In his retirement, he worked for the Poor Farmers
Campground in Fletcher and enjoyed setting up and running their RV
booths at the county fairs. He was involved with the Mechanicsburg FFA
in the vocational agriculture tractor trouble shooting team.
During the holidays, he played Santa for the children of the community.
He was a practical joker with his family and friends and he was an avid
John Deere toy tractor collector. Throughout his travels in life, it was
rare that he went somewhere and didn't run into someone he knew.
He was born Nov. 27, 1932, in Cable to the late Raymond Edward and
Rachel Evelyn Prince Yocom and was predeceased by a son, John Edward
Yocom.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha Ann Carmean Yocom; four
daughters, Vicki Lynn (Ronald) Compton of Mechanicsburg, Linda Kay Yocom
of Oxford, Carol Mae (Richard) Poling of Zanesfield and Cheryl Rae (Tom)
Frost of Woodstock; a son, Rodney Lee (Brenda) Yocom of Cable; 11
grandchildren, Mike and Rich Compton, Holly Bahan and Brooke Yocom,
Emily Yocom, Denise and Alyssa Poling and Tonya, Tera, Tracey and Thomas
Frost; a great-grandchildren, Leo Compton; and three brothers, Roger,
Rodrick and Ross Yocom.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Regional Cancer
Center, c/o Gary Upp, executive director, 148 W. North St., Springfield
OH 45504.

GLEN H. MANNASMITH
Glen H. Mannasmith, 84, of the Sterling House in Marion, formerly of
Magnetic Springs, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Riverside Methodist
Hospital.
He was a graduate of Richwood High School and retired from the O.M.
Scott Company in 1982 after 23 years of service. He was an Air Force
veteran of World War II and was a member of Marysville VFW Post 3320 and
Scotts 20-Year Club. He had attended the Claibourne Advent Church and
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church. One of his passions in life was
playing bingo and he played at many places in the area. He enjoyed
raising sheep, gardening, playing euchre and fishing and taking precise
care of his lawn and landscaping. He loved his whole family very much.
He was born May 2, 1920, in Richwood to the late Roy and Ruth Lake
Mannasmith and was predeceased by a granddaughter, Stacey Guy; two
brothers; and two sisters. He married Wilma J. Spain July 11, 1948, in
Marysville and she died Dec. 14, 1991.
He is survived by a daughter, Colleen (Linn) Fiant of Caledonia; two
sons, Larry (Tammy) Mannasmith of Radnor and Bruce (Cindy) Mannasmith of
Marysville; grandchildren, Julie Guy, Wesley Mannasmith, Jarrod
Mannasmith, Devon Mannasmith, Aubri Mannasmith and Carlye Mannasmith;
and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Chase Guy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Dan Grose will officiate and burial will be
at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Union District Veterans
Memorial.


AUSTIN R. WILLIAMS
Austin R. Williams, 84, of Marysville died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, with
his family at his side in the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital
of Union County following a short illness.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1975 after 25 years of loyal
service. He was previously employed with the Sears department store for
10 years. He was a faithful and inspirational member of the Marysville
Church of Christ and actively supported his church as an elder for many
years. He served with the 75th Infantry of the U.S. Army and was a
veteran of World War II.
He enjoyed fishing, especially with his family at Rice Lake in Canada,
and was a member of the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. He was a
fun-loving member of the Windsor and Community Seniors and was serving
on its board of trustees. A man of great faith, he loved telling jokes
and will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father and
grandfather.
He was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Mount Victory to the late Herman H. and
Blanche Manson Williams and was predeceased by a son, Dean A. Williams,
and two sisters, June Cleveland and Edith Epps. He married Edith L.
Miller April 9, 1939, and she died March 3, 1998.
He is survived by his second wife, Pauline LeMaster Williams; a
daughter, Karla (Richard) Holton of Marysville; two sons, Neil Williams
of Grandview and Lynn (Debbie) Williams of Union City, Ind.; eight
grandchildren, Michael (Angela) Williams, Wendy (Eric) Demchak, Craig
(Beth) Williams, Nathan (Rhoda) Holton, Benjamin (Holly) Holton, Bethany
(Jesse) Stroud, Tiffany Williams and Kimberly Williams; eight
great-grandchildren; a former daughter-in-law, Marsha (J. Dean) Williams
Manning of Piketon; three stepchildren and their families, Berletta Sue
(Roger) Thornhill of North Lewisburg, Ernie (Rose) Witten of North
Carolina and Trisha Paulette (Robert) Huffstettler of Florida; several
friends and family members; and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Marysville Church
of Christ. Ed Bialon and the family of the deceased will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery with honors conducted by the Union
County Military Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.