Archived Obituaries April 2005


HAROLD E. BREWER
Harold Edwin "Hal" Brewer, 86, of Placida, Fla., died Saturday, April
30, 2005, at Englewood Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945 and
graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 1951. He did his
graduate work at Fordham University in New York.
He was with Merrill-Richardson Pharmaceuticals in New York then went to
ITT as a management executive for more than 50 years. During this time
he was a start-up member of the Job Corps under Sargent Shriver and
President Lyndon Johnson in Washington, D.C., during the 1960s.
He retired in 1983 from O.M. Scott Company (an ITT subsidiary) in
Marysville. He and his wife Nancy moved to Florida 22 years ago from
Marysville.
Mr. Brewer was a past president of the Gasparilla Island Water Board and
the Boca Grande Child Care Center. He was a member of the Waterville
Lodge No. 33 A.F. & A.M. in Maine and the Englewood Masonic Lodge No.
360 F. & A. M. and the O.E.S. No. 300, both in Englewood, Fla.; Rotonda
Elks Lodge No. 2710 in Rotonda West, Fla.; and the American Legion and
V.F.W.
He was born July 22, 1918, in Somerset Junction, Maine, to the late
Frederick and Effie Brewer. He was predeceased by his wife of 29 years,
Geraldine Anderson Brewer in 1972; a brother Charles Brewer; and a
sister Marian Brewer Hudson.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Nancy Allen Brewer of Placida,
Fla.; a daughter, Diane A. Brewer of St. Simons Island, Ga.; two sons:
Kirk E. Brewer of Plano, Texas, and Glenn C. Brewer of Chicago; four
grandchildren, Leigh Zolvik and Adam, Adrienne and Evan Brewer; two
great-grandchildren, Tiffany Little and Geryl Zolvic.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with an Elks service,
Eastern Star service and a Masonic service beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the
Englewood Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Evening visitation
will be from 6 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of
Assisi Parish, with the Revs. Bartholomew Larkin and Jerome Carosella
officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis of Assisi Memorial Garden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South West Florida,
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238 or the Colby College Alumni Fund,
4350 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, Maine 04901.


EDGAR COMPTON
Edgar Compton, 95, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Friday, April
29, 2005, at the Gables at Green Pastures after a short illness.
He retired in 1974 after 30 years as a yard conductor with Conrail,
Pennsylvania and Penn Central railroads. A grain and livestock farmer in
the Pottersburg/Honda Parkway area, he enjoyed gardening, garage sales,
the Urbana flea market, visiting with neighbors and solitaire.
He was a regular diner at the first Saturday night of the month West
Mansfield fish fry. Most recently, he enjoyed "supervising" while his
grandson, Kelly, built a home.
He was born July 13, 1909, in Dennis, Ky., the eldest of 15 children. He
was predeceased by his mother, Dora Roberts Compton and his father and
step-mother, James and Nola Compton; his wife, Mae Derifield Compton in
February 1983; three sisters; three brothers; a grandson, Randy Giles in
1997; and a great-grandson, Torrie Griffith in 2002.
He is survived by three daughters, Jean Graham of Columbus, Frances
(Fred Parish) Giles of Marion, and Carol (Jerry) Covert of Marysville;
six grandchildren, Terri Loughry, Joe (Ruth) Giles, Cheri (Mike)
Covrett, Cathi Griffith, Kelly (Terri) Covert and Danie Covert; 13
great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, James
Compton of Columbus, and Tommy Compton of Grafton; six sisters, Toby
(Newman) Roberts of Louisa, Ky., Eula Hughes of Fallsburg, Ky., Opal
Webb of Ashland, Ky., Arnleah Ashley of Columbus, Loray Fraser, Elyria,
and Olive (Gene) Wilson of Mt. Sterling; many nieces and nephews; and a
special friend, Mildred Rice of Circleville.
Visiting hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Jasper G. Marcum officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PAULINE EASTMAN
Pauline Eastman, 89, of Raymond, died Saturday evening, April 30, 2005,
at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was a faithful Christian woman who enjoyed spending time with her
family, working outdoors, and spending winters at her Pine Island, Fla.,
home.  She was a lifelong active member of McKendree United Methodist
Church, at times serving as choir director, youth leader and pianist.
She was born June 19, 1915, in York Center, to the late James G. and
Bertha R. Curl Fawley. She also was preceded in death by an infant son,
Kenneth; two great-grandsons; and a brother, Vaughn Fawley.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Delmar of Raymond, whom she
married March 7, 1934; two sons, Donald (Barbara) Eastman and Larry
(Paula) Eastman, all of Raymond; three daughters, Evelyn (Howard) Grose
of Richwood, Jean (Rod) Farrington of West Mansfield, and Janice (Tag)
Loudermilk of Centerburg; 21 grandchildren, Patrick (Betty) Loudermilk,
Stacy (Mike) McIntire, Jeffrey (Tracie) Loudermilk, Margaret
Blankenship, John (Crystal) Shoemaker, Joshua Loudermilk, Dawn Eastman,
Amy (Willy) Wilson, Kim (Kirby) Day, Matt (Amy) Eastman, Melanie (Stan)
Price, Michelle (Allen) Strickland, Marcy Elliott, Melita (Larry)
Becker, Michael (Tara) Grose, Mark Grose, Joyce (Mike) Cameron, Terry A.
Kemp, Mark (Sabra) Kemp, Rhonda (Glen) Wright, Barbara (Monty) Kilfian,
42 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at
York McKendree United Methodist Church, with Pastor Dale S. Rexroth
officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Matt Eastman, Mark and
Michael Grose, Jeff and Pat Loudermilk, Mark Kemp, John Shoemaker and
honorary pallbearer Terry A. Kemp. Burial will be in York Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to York McKendree United Methodist
Church Memorial Fund. Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

LUDELLA SOPHIE WIESE
Ludella Sophie Wiese, 92, of Decatur, Ind., died Friday, April 29, 2005,
in Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur.
She was a member of Martini Lutheran Church in New Haven, Ind., where
she was a member of the ladies aid and a former Sunday school teacher.
She also was involved in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML).
She served with the Lutheran Bible Translators in Sierra Leonne, Africa,
for five years. She was a volunteer for many organizations, including
Meals on Wheels, Adams County Memorial Hospital and the Lutheran home.
She was a teacher at the Johnny Appleseed School in Fort Wayne, Ind.,
for 15 years. She also was a teacher's aide at Wyneken Lutheran Memorial
School for eight years.
She was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Hoagland, Ind., the daughter of the late
Andrew and Emilie Berning Fuelling. She married Walter C. Wiese on Nov.
11, 1938, and he died Oct. 24, 1963. She also was preceded in death by
two brothers, Ervin Fuelling and Hugo Fuelling, and one sister, Flora
Lentz.
Surviving are two daughters, Adeline (Dennis) Schuller of Decatur, Ind.,
and Georgianna Alvarez of Marysville; a son, Clifford Allen Wiese of
Carlsbad, Calif.; a sister, Adele (Melford) Schmidt of Huntington, Ind.;
three sisters-in-law, Anita Wiese of New Haven, Ind., Clara Vance of
Ligonier, Ind., and Sophie Busche of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 11 grandchildren,
Nacrina Alvarez-DeBlanco, Ricky Alvarez, Randy Alvarez, Roland Alvarez,
John Alvarez, Christine Hoffman, Robin Secaur, Daniel Schuller, Todd
Wiese, Pete Wiese and Andrew Wiese; 11 great-grandchildren, Joshua
Alvarez, Bryant Alvarez, Drew Alvarez, Gabriel Alvarez, Nathan Alvarez,
Chase Alvarez, Peyton Alvarez, Seth Secaur, Alyssa Schuller, Nina Secaur
and Madison Grace Schuller.
Visiting hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral
Home, Decatur, Ind., and one hour prior to the Tuesday service at 11
a.m. at Martini Lutheran Church. Pastor Herbert Gerken will officiate
and burial will follow in the Concordia Cemetery Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Women's Missionary
League, Wyneken Memorial School or Central Lutheran School.

CPL. KEVIN WILLIAM PRINCE
Cpl. Kevin William Prince, 22, of Mount Gilead, was killed Saturday
morning, April 23, 2005, in a roadside bombing in Al Haswah, Iraq, while
on patrol.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Snyder Funeral Home,
Mansfield. A hero's procession will follow to the North Woodbury
Alliance Church, North Woodbury, where a worship service will be held at
5 p.m. Pastors Yogl Durbin and Randy Miller will preside.
Friends also may call Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. A burial service with full military honors will be
held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. Pastor Craig
Irwin will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cpl. Kevin William Price
Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

RICHARD J. "DICK" SHEPARD
Richard J. "Dick" Shepard, 66, of Radnor, died Wednesday, April 27,
2005, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a graduate of St. Benedict's High School in Cambridge, and
started working at the age of 18 for the Corrugated Container Co. in
Columbus, which was later to become the Weyerhaeuser Co. in Delaware. He
retired at the age of 62 after 44 years of employment. In recent years,
Mr. Shepard worked at Mom Wilson's Meat Market.
He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and being
outdoors. He was especially fond of his dog Skippy.
He was born May 21, 1938, in Cambridge, to the late Warren J. and Mary
M. Duniver Shepard. On July 3, 1967 in Clintwood, Va., he married Ann M.
Blankenship, and she died Dec. 18, 2000.
He is survived by his children, Tammy Anita (Terry) Henderson of West
Mansfield, Mary Marie Shepard of Marengo, Bridget Anne (Ralph) Dix of
Cambridge, James Dean Bailey and Richard Joseph Shepard Jr., both of
Richwood, and Michael Kevin Shepard of Dayton; his grandchildren, Sarah
Henderson-Stetzinger, Tammy Bailey, Katie Henderson, Michael, Brittany,
Emily and Skyler Shepard, Jett Mooney and Christine and Stephanie Dix;
three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sister Maureen Anne Shepard of
Manitowoc, Wis., and Barbara B. Masters of Columbus; and a brother, John
C. "Jack" Shepard of Grove City.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.
The Rev. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate and burial will be in Shoup
(Thompson Township) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road West, Marion, Ohio 43302 or the James Cancer Clinic, 300 W. 10th,
Columbus, Ohio 43210.1

LUCY REIGH CALDWELL
Lucy Reigh Caldwell, 88, of Plain City, died Friday, April 29, 2005, at
the Arbors of Hilliard.
 She was a member of the Freedom Freewill Baptist Church, Plain City,
where she was active in the ladies aid and taught Sunday school. She was
an avid quilter who shared many of her quilts with her family members.
She was born Nov. 30, 1916, in Webbville, Ky., to the late James M. and
LouAnna Cordle Webb. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Troy
Caldwell, whom she married Sept. 7, 1935, and who died in 1980; a
granddaughter, Leeana Krumm; two grandsons, Eric Lenton Caldwell and
Craig Robert Caldwell; seven brothers; and two sisters. She was the last
survivor of 10 children.
She is survived by children Stanley (Diana) Caldwell of Heath, Eaph
(Rosena) Caldwell of Plain City, Della (Donald) Krumm of Lehigh Acres,
Fla., Dianna Sue (Jack) Hackney of Plain City, and Thelma (Ed) Hicks of
Galloway; 11 grandchildren, Gregory Krumm, Sheirwin Caldwell, Todd
Caldwell, Jackie Warner, Tommy Warner, Wesley Caldwell, Roxanne
Williams, Arlin Caldwell, LaRonda DeMatteis, Tammy Hicks and Terry
Hicks; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren;  numerous
nieces, nephews; and many special friends.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home,  Plain City. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at
10:30 a.m. at Freedom Freewill Baptist Church, Plain City with pastor
Dana Booth officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain
City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio 43140

ROLAND RUSSELL JONES
Roland Russell Jones, 64, of Zanesville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005,
at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital.
He retired from the Scotts Company in Marysville after 41 years of
faithful service. He was a member of Palestine Lodge No.158 F. &A.M.,
Mary Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 9, where he served several times
as patron, and the Scotts 20-year club, all in Marysville. He is a past
member of the Richwood Mounted Police and the Friends Evangelical Church
in Marysville. He and his wife are members of the Market Street Baptist
Church.
He was born July 17, 1940, in Huntsville, to the late Thomas W. and
Elsie Schrader Jones. He also was preceded in death by a mother-in-law,
Peg Wigfield; a father-in-law, Kenneth Roberts; and brother-in-law,
Wayne Roberts.
He is survived by his loving wife Martha "Marty" Roberts Jones of the
home., three sons, John Jones and Ron (Deanna) Jones, all of Richwood,
and Jeff (Linda Rousch) Adams of Zanesville; two daughters, Kim
(Charles) Rhoades of Zanesville, and Cindy (Mike) Warner of Richwood;
two sisters, Nancy (Ed) Hower of Columbus, and Donna (Mike) Moder of
Chillicothe; nine grandchildren, Kenny Rhoades, Chad Warner, Amber
Smith, Amanda Jones, Sarah Jones, Mark Warner, Shannon Jones, Josh
Adams, and Ashley Jones; two great-grandchildren, Ambrianna Smith and
Shayla Jones; his mother-in-law, Peggy Roberts of Zanesville; a
sister-in-law, Sandy Roberts of Pickerington; a brother-in-law, Gary
Uhrick of Lewis Center; nieces, nephews and a special dog Phoebe.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at The Snouffer
Funeral Home, Zanesville. Masonic services will be held Sunday at 7 p.m.
and Eastern Star services Sunday at 7:45 p.m. Services will be conducted
by the Palestine Lodge and Mary Chapter OES, both of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Market Street
Baptist Church, Zanesville, with the Rev. D. Scott Johnston officiating.
Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Market Street Baptist Church.
Condolence messages may be sent to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click
obituaries or call 740-450-8000.

 

JAMES H. MAXHIMER
James H. Maxhimer, 49, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died
Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Cedars Hospital in Miami, Fla., after a
six-month illness.
He was co-owner of Conrad Leibold Maxhimer and Co. certified public
accountants in Marysville. A 1973 graduate of Marysville High School, he
attended Ashland College and graduated from Columbus Community College.
He was an Eagle Scout and was past president of the Marysville Jaycees.
A woodworker and avid golfer, he enjoyed repairing and refurbishing golf
clubs.
He was born July 7, 1955, in Ashland. He is survived by his wife of 32
years, MaryPat Kern Maxhimer, whom he married Dec. 29, 1973, in
Pennsylvania; a daughter, Lynn (Robert) Mitchell of Tallahassee, Fla.;
his mother, LaDonna (Earl) Scott of Marysville; a sister, Cindy Maxhimer
and her companion, Judy Mahan of Marysville; a brother, Timothy (Diane)
Maxhimer of North Lewisburg; two sisters-in-law, Cindy (Dave) Scott of
Indiana and Becky (Keith) Williams of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Matt
(Michelle) Kern of Marysville; a mother-in-law, Jean Kern of Naples,
Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m.
at Foot Hills Farm, 19055 Route 4. The Rev. John M. Groat will
officiate.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may
be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1901 E. Dublin-Granville Road,
Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the Monarch Athletic Association, in care of
Marysville High School, 800 Amrine-Mill Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HUGO C. F. ELLINGER
Hugo C. F. Ellinger, 75, of Marysville, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at
his home.
He was a former security guard at Honda of Marysville, Nestles and Eljer
Plumbingware. A member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was
a former caretaker for the church cemetery. He enjoyed attending county
and state fairs and was especially interested in his son's 4-H and FFA
projects and his wife's baking, canning and gardening entries.
He also enjoyed attending his son's Little League baseball practices and
games. His claim to fame was landing a spot in a Scott Company grass
seed commercial in the early 1980s in which he sported his trademark bib
overalls. He loved animals, especially sheep and his dog, Peanut.
He and his wife were local coordinators of the American Heart
Association fund-raising campaign for 30 years.
He was born Aug. 28, 1929, on his family's Route 38 homestead, which he
farmed most of his life. He also helped his father with carpentry.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin H. and Cornelia Blumenschein
Ellinger and by a sister, Pauline Ellinger.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susan W. "Susie" Tier Ellinger,
whom he married June 11, 1961, at Hogue Memorial Presbyterian Church in
Columbus; a son, Scott C. Ellinger and his fiancée, Leona Lee, both of
Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate
and burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the American
Heart Association.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CARROLL VINCENT HOY
Carroll Vincent Hoy, 81, of Reynoldsburg and formerly of Marysville,
died peacefully Sunday, April 24, 2005, surrounded by his family.
He retired from North American Rockwell in 1986. He was a World War II
U.S. Army veteran and an avid bowler and harmonica player.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Georgianna Elaine; his
parents, James A. and Monalette Hoy; and a sister, June Pullins.
He is survived by his children, C. Thomas (Darla) Hoy, Jeri (Dan)
Ludwig, Keith Hoy and Brenda (Jim Effinger) Hoy; grandchildren, Julia,
Kari, Kelly, Nicole, Nikolaus, Jeremy and Scott; great-grandchildren,
Gregory, Ashton, Danyelle, Chase, Matthew, Gavin and Jonathon; a
brother, James A. (Mikee) Hoy Jr.; and other relatives and friends.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Evans
Funeral Home, Columbus, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
2 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Farry officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
National Kidney Foundation.

THELMA MARIE PRESTON
Thelma Preston, 84, died Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after a massive stroke.
She was a resident of Richwood for 52 years, previously living in
DuQuoin, Ill. She graduated from DuQuoin Township High School in 1939.
For the last year, she lived at Carriage Court Assisted Living in
Marysville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richwood,
where she was a member of the Mission Circle, and for a time attended
Grace Baptist Church in Marion. She served as a Sunday school teacher
for many years at the Richwood church.
Her family meant everything to her. She enjoyed homemaking, cooking for
her family, family get-togethers, and traveling. She also enjoyed
quilting and made quilts for her children. She volunteered for Red Cross
at its local blood drives for many years. She enjoyed serving as a den
mother for the Cub Scouts while her sons were growing up and she worked
at the Union County Board of Elections. She worked at the Richwood IGA
food store for several years after her sons were grown.
She was born Dec. 27, 1920, in St. Johns, Ill., to the late Frank and
Della Nickelson Runyon. She married Howard Ramsey Preston May 7, 1939.
He preceded her in death in December 1994.
She is survived by three sons: Howard Jr. (Karen) of Durango, Colo.,
David (Laureen) of Livonia, Mich., and Dan (Dondra) of Radnor; seven
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her sister Mabel Bailey of
DuQuoin, Ill.
Visiting hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral Home,
Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Richwood
Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Bentley officiating. Burial will be
in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Richwood First Baptist
Church, the Alzheimer's Association, or the American Red Cross.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT ALAN BLUE
Robert Alan Blue, 65, a native of Marysville, died Thursday, March 31,
2005 at his Belle Chasse, La., home after failing health in recent
years.
He was retired from Chevron USA, a 13-year veteran of the US Navy and
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An accomplished pool shooter, he
was a member of the American Pool Association.
He was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Marysville to the late Gerald "Bud" Blue
and Leone Johnson Blue Dean, who survives in Milford. He was also
preceded in death by his stepmother, Lucrecia Gase Blue.
Survivors include two sons, Andy and Travis Blue of Richfield, Wash.; a
sister, Delores Lehner of Cartage, Texas; a brother, Larry Blue of
Marysville; a stepbrother, Eddie Dean of Milford; a stepsister, Sally
Burns of Marysville; his former wife, Roberta "Bobbie" Dorwieck of
Lacentra, Wash.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
No services will be held locally.



ELZA H. "DUKE" GREGORY
Elza H. "Duke" Gregory, 62, of Dundee, Fla., formerly of Marysville,
died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness,
surrounded by his family.
A loving, caring and devoted man to his family and community, he moved
to Dundee, Fla., in 2002 where he made many friends. He was the owner of
Gregory Trucking and later drove commercially. He enjoyed camping and
canoeing, NASCAR races, truck pulls, country music and was a member of
the Honda Gold Wing Association.
He was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Watkins, to the late Howard and Goldie
Gregory.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Morgan Draper Gregory, whom he
married April 9, 1993, in Watkins; two children, Michelle (Marshall)
Messenger of Forest and James (Pamela) Gregory of Keystone, Ind.; two
stepchildren, Melinda Collins and David Draper of Raymond;
grandchildren, Amanda Draper of Forest, Darren Gregory of Keystone,
Ind., Samantha Draper, Lee Draper and Jessica Alley of Raymond, and
Allen Dennis of West Mineral, Kan.; a sister, Nancy (Ronald) Augentstein
of Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.


BARBARA SUE LAWRENCE
Barbara Sue Lawrence, 67, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, April 23,
2005, at Essex of Springfield after a courageous battle with ALS.
Victorious in life and death, she was an educator for 30 years, retiring
in 1989 after 20 years as the certified office education coordinator
with Bellefontaine High School. She previously taught at West Mansfield,
Buckeye Local and Big Creek high schools. Her one year at Big Creek in
War, W. Va., was when the "rocket boys" of the movie "October Sky" fame
were students.
A faithful member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and
United Methodist Women, she served several years as the chairperson of
the mission and evangelism committees.
She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and Glenville State College,
receiving a masters degree from Bowling Green State University. She held
key leadership positions with the certified office education district
organization during her career, was a lifetime member of the Retired
State Teachers Organization of Logan County and a longtime participant
and supporter of 4-H programs.
Upon her retirement, she was a dedicated homemaker and found great
enjoyment in her craftwork especially needlepoint and cross stitch. She
maintained her keen interest in gardening and truly loved to watch
things grow. She and her husband greatly enjoyed their winter months in
Florida. She truly treasured her relationships with friends and family.
Born Jan. 15, 1938, in Pullman, W. Va., she was the only child of Harold
and Hazel Taylor Zinn. Preceding her in death were a brother-in-law,
Ralph Lawrence, and sister-in-law, Nancy Scott.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Tom Lawrence, to whom she was
married on March 20, 1959, in Warm Springs, Va.; a son, Stan (Christine)
Lawrence of Oakhurst, Calif.; two grandchildren, Quentin and Natalie;
three sisters-in-law, Shirley (Orville) Stone of Hampton, Ga., Peggy
Johnson of Lovejoy, Ga. and Emma Lawrence of Maybeury, W. Va.; a
brother-in-law, Pat Scott of Maybeury, W. Va.; several nieces and
nephews; many former students and colleagues; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church with the Rev. David L. Wilson officiating and
burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West
Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.


ANDRE JOC LARUE
Andre Joc LaRue, 34, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Marysville.
Born Feb. 8, 1971, in Grand Rapids, Mich., he was an avid golfer and
Detroit Lions fan.
Survivors include his parents, Harold F. Jr. and Beverly LaRue; sisters
and brothers, Donna M. (Mark) Strain, Lorie A. Perdue and Charles E. and
Harold F. II of Columbus; nieces and nephews, William LaRue and Joshua
and Chelsie Perdue; uncles, William L. Williams of Columbus and Ural
Eugene (Beverly) Williams of Waterville.
Friends may call Tuesday at the John Quint Treboni Funeral Home, 1177 W.
Fifth Ave., Columbus, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 6
to 8 p.m. at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary,
Perrysburg, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow at the Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg.
Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 1480
Zettler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43227.
Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.


MARY ROHR STEPHENS
Mary Rohr Stephens, 80, of Dayton, formerly of Marysville, died Friday,
April 22, 2005, at Hospice of Dayton.
She retired from the accounting department of Project Unlimited, a
family-owned business in Dayton. Prior to moving to Dayton, she worked
at Rohr Furniture Store in Delaware. She was a member of St. Christopher
Catholic Church in Vandalia and the Vandalia Senior Center. She enjoyed
flowers and gardening. She was a 1942 graduate of Marysville High
School.
She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Kenton, to the late Henry and Margaret
Bolenbaugh Rohr. She also was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Daley,
and two brothers, Russell and Jerome Rohr.
She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth (David) Wyse of Dayton; two
sons, Jim (Pamela) Stephens of Janesville, Wis., and Mark (Beatriz)
Stephens of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jason Wyse and Chris
(Jamie) Wyse, both of Dayton, Jen (Jordan) Behm of Tipp City, Angie
Stephens of Arizona, Michael (Lisa) Stephens of Wisconsin, and Kim
Stephens and Maria Stephens, both of California; five
great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Sara, Owen, Quintin and Sophia; a sister,
Margaret Grigsby of Delaware; two sisters-in-law, Helen Rohr of
Westerville and Fran Rohr of Belle Center; a brother-in-law, James Daley
of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Marysville. The Rev. David
Poliafico will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visiting hours will be one hour prior to the mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington
Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420 or to a charity of choice.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PAULA J. "PAT" SCHWARTZKOPF
Paula J. "Pat" Schwartzkopf, 55, of Marysville died Thursday afternoon,
April 21, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. She enjoyed
fishing, doing crafts and traveling to roller-skating meets.
Born March 8, 1949, in Columbus, her parents were the late Maurice and
Zelma Derr DeVore. On Feb. 16, 1980, she was married to George H.
Schwartzkopf and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1992.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer M. Schwartzkopf of Marysville;
two grandchildren, Nova Ruth and Lance Wayne; a sister, Pamela (William)
Johnson of Marysville; a mother-in-law, Bernette Schwartzkopf of
Marysville; a niece and a great niece and a great nephew.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Thomas
Hackett officiating and burial will follow at St. Johns Lutheran Church
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johns Lutheran Church in
care of the funeral home.

RUTH ROSETTA NEWHOUSE
Ruth Rosetta Newhouse, 88, of Delaware, and formerly of Ostrander, died
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at The Sarah Moore Care Center in Delaware.
A lifelong resident of Delaware County, she graduated from Berlin High
School and worked as an assistant to Glen Way at Correct Mfg.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was an active member in
the Democratic Party. A loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, she was especially supportive of school functions.
She was born July 28, 1916, in Delaware, to the late Hugh and Ruby
Rogers Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1991
and grandson Tracy Fryman in 1992.
She is survived by her daughter, Wanda (Donald) Sisson of Marysville;
son, Charles E. of Dallas; three grandchildren, Tony Fryman of Delaware,
Lisa (Mike) Workman of Ostrander, and Aric (Amy) Newhouse of Washington,
D.C.; three great-grandchildren, Scott Fryman of Ashley, Jennifer Fryman
of Johnson City, Tenn., and Heather Workman of Ostrander; two
step-grandchildren, Michael (Wendy) Sisson and Suzy (Dick) Ewing of
Waldo; three step-great-grandchildren, Cory Acker of Oshkosh, Wis., and
Josh Sisson and Jessica Sisson of Waldo; a sister, Mabel (Howard) Bailey
of Westerville; many nieces and nephews; many friends, including a
special friend Dorothea Michael of Delaware; and her special caretakers
at the Sarah Moore Home.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
Delaware, where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m., with the
Rev. Kevin Kavanagh officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Catholic Church
Legacy Building Fund, 82 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed by going to and clicking the condolences
on-line or directly by e-mail to rfh@midohio.net.

MARYANN LUCILLE ANSLEY
Maryann Lucille Ansley, 83, of Milford Center and formerly of Mt.
Victory, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Kenton and
of Walnut Grove Church.
She was born March 24, 1922, in Hardin County, to the late Sylvester and
Imogene Davis Oates. She also was preceded in death by her husband, John
O. Ansley, whom she married Feb. 28, 1943 in Kenton, and who died March
4, 1988, and two brothers, Lewis and Raymond Oates.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth L. Ansley of Nokomis, Fla., and
Gary J. Ansley of Alexandria, Va.; five grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruby Cornwell of Findlay; and a special
friend, Carrol Coe of Milford Center.
There will be no visiting hours. A private family memorial service will
be held at a later date. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery.
Price Funeral Home, Mt. Victory, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Victory United Methodist
Church, 115 N. Main St., Mt. Victory, Ohio 43340.

JAMES W. "JIM" LOUDEN
James W. "Jim" Louden, 85, of North Lewisburg, died Monday, April 18,
2005, at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
Mr. Louden was the owner of Louden Brothers Tool Company. He was a Navy
veteran of World War II, where he served aboard the USS Vestal.
He was a member of North Lewisburg United Methodist Church and a member
of Harmony Lodge No. 13 F&AM. He thoroughly enjoyed golfing.
He was born Aug. 7, 1919, in North Lewisburg, the son of the late James
and Rosina Organ Louden. He was preceded in death by sisters Evah, Jenny
and Florence, and brothers Elmer, Russel, Forest, Robert, Lester and
Ivan.
He was the beloved husband of Doris W. Hill Louden. He was a devoted
father to his sons, Rick E. (Theresa) Louden of North Lewisburg and
Jerry L. Louden of West Chester. He also is survived by six
grandchildren, Amy, Ali, Sonja, Lee, Tom and Holly Levings; and four
great-grandchildren, Taylor, Scotty, Hunter and Makenzie; as well as
several nieces & nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home. Funeral services will
be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at North Lewisburg United Methodist Church,
with pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

LOIS MARIE RICHARDSON WINKLE
Lois Marie Richardson Winkle, 72, of Richwood, died early Tuesday, April
19, 2005, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Richwood Community United
Calvary Church.
She was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Morral, to the late Kenneth and Opal
Margaret Donovan Richardson.
On June 27, 1950, she married Richard Dean Winkle and he survives. Also
surviving are children Rick Dean (Sandy) Winkle of Prospect, and Joan
Wilkinson and Dena Hook, both of Marion; grandchildren, Angela (Toby)
Reiff, Ryan (Jeanie) Pelfrey, John Hook, Laura Winkle, Mark Winkle and
Jason (Amanda) Winkle; great-grandchildren, Storme, Turner and Hanah
Reiff, Macie and Payton Pelfrey and Olivia Winkle; and a sister Thelma
Richardson Coffendaffer Saylor of Powell.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Calvary
Church, 117 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

VIRGINA  BLOCKER  BELL  BROWN
Virgina Blocker Bell Brown, 91 of Unionville Center, died Monday
morning, April 18, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Elizabeth Chapter No. 56,
Plain City, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
She was born Jan. 20, 1914, in Clintonville, to the late James Samuel
and Sarah Elvira Blocker Bell. She also was preceded in death by her
husband, William Walter Brown, who died in 1968.
She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Louise "Sally" (James) Jacobs of
Dayton; a grandson, Stephen (Ingrid) Jacobs of New Carlisle; and
great-grandchildren, Miranda Jacobs and Mathew Jacobs.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at
Unionville Center United Methodist Church, with pastors Leo Cunningham
and Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to fergusonfh@netwalk.com.


GENEVIEVE RUTH PATRICK
Genevieve Ruth Patrick, 76, of Marion, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at
Marion General Hospital.
A Zanesfield High School graduate, she was a waitress at the Lamplighter
restaurant in Marysville most of her working career. She was a member of
First Christian Church in Bellefontaine.
She was born July 30, 1928, in Bellefontaine, to the late Theodore
Spurlock and Ethlyn Rowe Spurlock. She also was preceded in death by a
sister, Margaret Blackwell.
She is survived by a son, Rob Patrick of Middleburg; four daughters,
Joanne (Steve) Victor of Marion, Brenda Kougher of West Mansfield, Julie
(Rick) Saylor of Middleburg, and Carolyn Trout of Mechanicsburg; a
sister, Mary Foulk of Bellefontaine; 10 grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
At her request, Mrs. Patrick's body was cremated. Eichholtz Funeral Home
in Bellefontaine handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center,
1730 Marion-Waldo Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

M. JOAN MOORE
M. Joan Moore, 58, of Milford Center, died Sunday morning, April 17,
2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after an extended
illness.
She was retired from the Association for the Developmentally Disabled.
She was a loving wife and mother, and before her health failed, was very
devoted to her church. She attended the Vineyard Church of Marysville.
She was born Dec. 1, 1946, in Columbus, to the late Ralph L. and Mary P.
Herron Wood. She also was preceded in death by a son, Douglas; a sister,
Mary Roberts; a brother, Willard Wood; and a nephew, Jerry Rutan.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas D. Moore, whom she married Nov.
14, 1964, in Milford Center; a son, David B. Moore of Milford Center;
brothers, William (Mary) Hix of Newark, and Walter (Peggy) Wood and R.
Wayne (Nina) Wood, both of Milford Center; sisters, Minnie (James)
Roberts of Milford Center, and June (Larry) Hodge of Houston, Texas; and
many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted by the Revs.
Steven Wood and Paul Whiteford on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow
at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
in care of the funeral home.
Casket-bearers will be David Moore, Clifford Morris, Charles Morris,
Jeff Wood, Michael Wood and Robert Wood.


D. RICHARD SIMPSON
D. Richard Simpson, 89, of Marysville, died Saturday morning, April 16,
2005, at The Gables at Green PastureS after a lengthy illness.
He retired as police chief and former police officer with the Marysville
Police Department after 25 years.
He was a 1st Sgt. in the Ohio National Guard Co. E, 166th Infantry
Division and served in World War II in the invasion of Normandy on
D-Day. During his service, he was awarded the Purple Heart and other
military awards.
He attended the Christian Assembly Church and was a member of the
Disabled American Veterans and formerly was a member of American Legion
Post No. 79, VFW Post No. 3320 and many other civic organizations.
He, with his wife Roberta, was instrumental in establishing the
Marysville Food Pantry, working there for 25 years. Because of their
efforts with the food pantry, they were presented with the first Quality
of Life award given by the Marysville City Council.
After retirement, Mr. Simpson's love and devotion to the Marysville
Police Department was demonstrated by the fact that he still would be
seen at the department helping in the maintenance of firearms, cleaning
and just having a cup of coffee with the officers. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman and during retirement traveled across the country training
racehorses.
The last of a family of 13, he was born May 23, 1915, in Ashtabula
County, to the late George A. and Nancy McCormick Simpson. He married
the former Roberta J. Smith Feb. 23, 1940, in Marysville.
She survives, as do their children, Gary A. (Keitha) of Marysville, and
Patricia J. of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Shelly, Kristan and Jeremy of
Cincinnati, Shannon (Luke) of Broadway, and Carrie of Marysville; and
great-grandchildren, Joshua, Levi, Bryce, Sawyer and Christopher.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m., with the
Rev. Donald Moceri officiating. Military honors will be provided by the
Union County Honor Guard at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Marysville
Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.

BONEDA IRENE MILLER
Boneda Irene Miller, 92, of Marysville, formerly a longtime resident of
Wintersville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at The Gables at Green
Pastures after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted wife, she was a very proud mother and
grandmother and enjoyed celebrating five generations in her family on
multiple occasions.
She was of the Methodist faith and graduated high school in 1931 in
Lima. She enjoyed writing and reciting poetry and found great joy in
singing and spending time with her family.
She was born March 13, 1913, in Rockford, to the late Amos L. and Alma
Estella Coon Roop. She also was preceded in death by three daughters,
Anita Ryan, Wenda Price and Tina Miller; two sisters; and four brothers.
She married William H. Miller in 1934, in Wellsburg, W.Va., and he
preceded her in death on April 11, 1982.
Survivors include three daughters, Jean (Whittie) Weaver of Darlington,
S.C., Bonnie (Bob) Walter of Silver Lake, and Marian (Fred) Schneider of
Marysville; a son-in-law, Ed (Mary) Price of Avon Lake; 12
grandchildren, Vincent (Hanni) Ryan, William H. Miller (Daniella) Ryan,
Kevin (Britta) Ryan, Eric Price, Benjamin Price, Joe (Gretchen) Price,
James Weaver, Laura Walter, Rob Walter, Steve (Melissa) George, Jana
(Jeremy) McGlone and Christine (Michael) Herriott; many
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary
Courtney of San Bernadino, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
After cremation, private services and burial will take place at the
convenience of the family.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

JOHN A. RAMEY
John A. Ramey, 91, of Marysville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at his
home.
He was a retired mechanic for Pompano Beach, Fla. and was a member of
Marion Lode F&AM, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Shrine
Temple and the Moose and Eagles lodges of Marysville.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Edward Ramey and a brother
Donald Ramey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Constance E. (Morton)
Ramey. Also surviving are: his children, Betty Ann (Scotty) Black of
Marysville; John Robert (Marla) Ramey of Middleburg; Mary (Brian) Miller
of Margate, Fla.; Joyce E. (Richard) Collett of Marysville; 22
grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are: a brother, Arthur (Freida) Ramey of Centerburg;  a
sister-in-law, Gertrude Ramey of Centerburg and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W.
Church St., Centerburg, Sunday from 4-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with
the Rev. Gary Pollock officiating. Interment will follow at the
Bloomfield Cemetery in Centerburg.

MIRIAM CHRISTINE MILLER HILDRETH
Miriam Christine Miller Hildreth, 88, of Marysville, died Sunday, April
10, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
A lifetime resident of Union County, she owned "The Granary" gift shop
and was the co-owner of Hildreth's Jewelry Store for 55 years, once
located on North Main Street in downtown Marysville. A musician,
philanthropist and civic leader, she was a longtime member of Pharisburg
United Methodist Church, where she was active in church choir and with
the United Methodist Women. She was a charter member and past president
of the Business and Professional Women of Marysville.
She served as a 4-H adviser for 70 years, following the legacy of her
mother as leader of the Gingham Gals club. As a youngster, she was the
first girl to complete a swine project in the Lucky Leesburg 4-H club.
In recent years, she was a major influence in the formation of the Union
County 4-H Endowment Fund.
She was renown for playing the alto saxophone, often performing for
civic groups and in church.  She was a song lyricist and music composer,
having written more than 50 works. During her youth, she and her family,
known as the Miller Family Orchestra, played for round and square
dances. She also performed with Clayton Shanks and the Starlighters
dance band. In addition to the saxophone, which she began playing at age
12, she was accomplished on the piano, clarinet, guitar, banjo, drums
and organ.
She was a published poet, most namely, "The Patchwork of Love" and was
named to membership in the International Society of Poetry. She was a
member of Windsor and Community Seniors and was the 2004 Union County
inductee to the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
She loved animals, especially felines, and fostered and adopted many
through the years. At one point, she housed more than 50 cats.
She was born June 26, 1916, in Pharisburg to the late Ivan Samuel and
Elsie Mae Parrott Miller. She was predeceased in 1995 by her husband,
William Harold Hildreth, whom she married July 30, 1935 at her family
home.
She is survived by a sister, Gladys Ramsey of Arizona; a brother, Paul
E. Miller of Marion; a nephew, Leon Cooper of California; a niece, Janet
Harlow of Arizona; special friends, Mary Ellen Dillion of Marysville,
Bob Landon of Prospect, Beverly Everly of Marion; and special neighbors,
the Joe Beightler family of Marysville.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pharisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate and burial
will be beside her husband at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society or
the Union County 4-H Endowment Fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY E. HOMSHER
Mary E. Homsher, 87, formerly of Milford Center, died Monday morning,
April 11, 2005, at the Whetstone Care Center in Columbus, after an
extended illness.
She retired as a secretary at Fairbanks High School, having held that
position for 12 years. She was a member of the Milford Center United
Methodist Church.
She was born May 27, 1917, in Plains, to the late John A. and Grace M.
Hays Gabriel. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard
and Donald Gabriel, and two sisters, Florence Overly and Grace Weate.
She married Robert L. Homsher Aug. 5, 1939, in Greenup, Ky. He also
preceded her in death Oct. 31, 1985.
She is survived by two sons, John Lawrence Homsher of Delaware, and
Robert Wesley Homsher of Columbus; three grandchildren, Amy, Shawn and
Nicole Homsher; a sister, Donna Hopper of Columbus; and a sister-in-law,
Joan Wilbarger of Marysville.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center, with the Rev. Ronald Payne
officiating.
At the deceased's request, there will be no visitation.
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.


JOAN CROY KESTELLA
Joan Croy Kestella, 79, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
A hard working and devoted mother, she was employed with Scotts for more
than 34 years. She was a member of Marysville First Congregational
United Church of Christ and the Scotts 20 Year Club. She was a 1943
graduate of Marysville High School.
She was a dedicated supporter of the American Red Cross and donated 102
units of blood over her lifetime. She had a keen sense of humor and was
known for speaking her mind and not mincing words with her many friends,
young to lifelong. She loved to bowl, play bingo and cards, and was an
avid crossword puzzle worker.
She was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Marysville, to the late Clinton "Connie"
and Kittie Hanawalt Croy. She also was preceded in death by two sisters,
Elloise Kleiber and Clarice Hutchisson, and a brother-in-law, Eber Bell.

Survivors include three sons, John Kestella of Westerville, Joe (Susie)
Kestella of North Lewisburg, and Lou Kestella of Marysville; a daughter,
Connie (Gene) Morrison of Fenton, Mich.; seven grandchildren, John, Joe,
Lou and Brett Kestella and Al, Amy and Chris Morrison; a
step-granddaughter, Kristin (Michael) Saxon; and a sister, Georgia Bell
of Marysville.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, Marysville. After cremation, a celebration of Joan's life will be
held next month after the arrival of family members currently out of the
country.
The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial will take place at
Oakdale Cemetery.
A notice will appear in the newspaper prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals or Loving Care
Hospice in care of the funeral home.

ARTHUR J. ADAMS
Arthur J. Adams, 82, of Richwood, died Sunday morning, April 10, 2005,
at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He was a 1940 graduate of Richwood High School and was a retired product
engineer of 15 years at the former Marblecast Co. in Richwood. He was a
member of Richwood Civic Center and the Richwood VFW Post No. 870.
He enjoyed music, especially Big Band music, and he also enjoyed going
dancing. He was a true wood craftsman, having the talent to make
anything out of wood.
He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Toledo, to the late James Lee and Florence
Southward Adams. He also was preceded in death by his stepmother,
Beatrice Mosier Adams; his wife, Marion L. Erwin, whom he married June
16, 1946 in Somersville, and who died Sept. 14, 1990; a brother, Chuck
Adams; and a half-brother and sister, Bill Adams and Ivaloo Adams.
He is survived by four children, John (Donna) Adams of Richwood, Pat
Daymude of Marysville, Candy (Kevin) Matney of Erie, Mich., and Becky
(Jerry) Whittaker of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren, Mike (Dena) Adams,
Stacy (Jim) Paul, Mark Daymude, Melissa (Matt) Acker, Wendy (David)
Hamlin, Rita (Jason) Ford, Christy Georgeson and Tammy Doncouse; 18
great-grandchildren; a sister, JoAnne Grove of Temperance, Mich.; and
half-brothers and sisters, Donald (Mary) Adams of Temperance, Roger
(Phyllis) Adams, Clona (Don) Baker and Eileen Teachout, all of Toledo.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11
a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be at
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mobile Meal Program of Union
County.

ROBERT T. CHENEY
Robert T. Cheney, 91, of Troy and formerly of Richwood, died Monday,
April 4, 2005, at Springmeade HealthCenter, Tipp City.
He was a 1931 graduate of Richwood High School. He was a retired harness
horse driver/trainer and co-owner of the former Cheney Brothers Stable
and the Cheney Brothers Livestock Yards, both in Richwood. He formerly
belonged to First United Methodist Church and the Community United
Calvary Church, both of Richwood. He was a former member of the Ohio
Harness Horseman's Association and the United States Trotting
association. He was a former Richwood Lions Club member.
He was born Oct. 25, 1913, in Richwood, to the John Welton and Ethyl
Allison McCurdy Cheney. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Eloise Fry, who died March 2, 1996; two brothers; and five sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Fred C. (Colleen) Cheney and R. Dirk
Cheney of Richwood, and S. Howard Cheney of Troy; four grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fisher-Cheney
Funeral Home, Troy. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m.
at Price Cemetery, Richwood, with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at The
Laurelwood, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite 100, Dayton, Ohio 45449 or to
Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373.

HERBERT L. CLEMANS
Herbert L. Clemans, 79, a lifelong resident of Milford Center, died
Sunday evening, April 10, 2005, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was surrounded by his family.
Mr. Clemans, with his brother Phillip, owned and operated the Clemans
Brothers Trucking Company for 40 years. The company was started in 1946
and continued operations until 1987 when the brothers retired.
Active in the masons, he was a member of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM of
Marysville, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Marysville Chapter No.
99, S.S. Jewell Council No. 89 of Marysville, Raper Commandery No. 19
Knights Templar of Urbana, Ancient Accepted Scottish Valley of Columbus,
Aladdin Shrine, and the Union County Shrine Club. Being a loyal and
active member of the Union County Shrine and the Tin Lizzy Patrol, he
participated in many public appearances, parading with the patrol
throughout the state of Ohio, and in 2004 with the Shrine Imperial in
Denver. He also was a longtime member of Milford Center United Methodist
Church and a former Republican committeeman.
He was born Feb. 14, 1926, to the late Cecil A. and Ruth E. Lewis
Clemans at the family home in Milford Center. Seven of the eight
children born to this union were born in the same home on Pleasant
Street. Two sisters, Janet L. Dailey and M. Jane Primm, and two
brothers, Joseph R. Clemans and Orison A. Clemans, also preceded him in
death.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Patch Clemans, whom he
married March 10, 1961; their children, Herbert W. (Patti) Clemans of
Marysville, Kelly A. Clemans and Samuel L. Clemans, both of Milford
Center, and Sherri L. Clemans of Coral Springs, Fla.; two
granddaughters, Crystal F. Clemans and Stephanie Ward; three brothers,
Phillip P. (Theda) Clemans and Robert J. Clemans, both of Marysville,
and Mark W. (Mary) Clemans of Milford Center; and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral
services will be conducted at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,
with the Rev. Ronald Payne officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church or the Union County Shrine Cans for Kids program in
care of the funeral home.


MANUEL DAUM
Manuel Daum, 69, of Unionville Center, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at
his residence surrounded by his loving family.
 A loving, caring and devoted man to his family and community, he was a
great one to organize gatherings for family and friends. He retired from
Lennox Industries of Columbus after 30 years of service as a press
operator.
He was a member of the National Guard, scout master, Darby Township
trustee, Democratic committeeman, member of Urania Lodge No. 311 F& AM,
Plain City, and the Scottish Rite. He was a Unionville Center Village
Marshall.
He was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Columbus, to the late Manuel M. and Ruth
Adell Evans Daum. He also was preceded in death by a son, Michael Ross
Daum in 1968, and a brother-in-law, George Bright.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jean Venrick Daum, whom he married
Aug. 1, 1953, in Liberty, Ind.; two children, Ricki Lee Daum and Teresa
(Jim) Shipley of Unionville Center; grandchildren, Jason (Sonya) Daum of
Marysville; great-grandchildren, Xena, Kaitlynd, Jada & Jason Jr.; a
brother, Willard (Martha) Daum of Powell; sisters, Carolyn (Jim)
Kirkpatrick of Indian Lake, and Christine Bright of Raymond; an
uncle,                          Ernest Daum of Huntsville; an aunt, Mary
(Al) Mabe of Powell; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 7  p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30
a.m., with pastor Leo Cunningham officiating.
Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the  Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201.


LEAH JELISE BALLIO
Leah Jelise Ballio was stillborn April 1, 2005, at Riverside Methodist
Hospital, Columbus.
She was the daughter of Nichole R. Harrington of Marysville, and Antwuan
Ballio of Columbus.
She also is survived by a sister, Felicity Harrington; a brother, Isiaha
Ballio; maternal grandparents, Charles Harrington of Marysville, and
Carol Williams of Marysville; paternal grandparents, Cordia Ballio of
Columbus, and Michael Fenelle of Columbus; and a step-paternal
grandfather, Ralph Warfield of Columbus.
A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery,
with the Rev. Billy White officiating.
Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET H. EBLIN
Margaret H. Eblin, 92, of Richwood, died Wednesday morning, April 6,
2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she retired as a cook for Richwood schools. She was a
member of Richwood Garden Club and the King's Daughters. She and her
husband Lester enjoyed square dancing, and they belonged to many clubs
in the Central Ohio area. She enjoyed time with her family and her dog
Molly.
She was born April 4, 1913, in Lewis Center, to the late James and
Hattie Andrews Thomas. Her husband, Lester L. Eblin, whom she married
July 27, 1935, died April 10, 1991. She also was preceded in death by
four brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Breece of Marysville, and Maxine
Hayes of Grove City; two nephews, James (Kathryn) Price of Marysville,
and Thomas (Gail) Guy of Richwood; a niece, Mary (Bill) Huddleston of
Marysville; and many extended loving family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.,
with the Rev. Jerry Bentley officiating.
Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd.,
Columbus, Ohio 43229.

HANNAH JADE AND BENJAMIN JOHN RIEGEL
Hannah Jade Riegel and Benjamin John Riegel, newborn twins and daughter
and son of Holly and Eric Riegel of Marysville, died shortly after birth
Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
In addition to their parents, survivors include a brother, Zachary;
maternal grandparents, Suzi and Richard Bergandine of Marysville, and
Kerry Wallace of Richwood; paternal grandparents, Eileen Miller and Ron
and Cindy Riegel, all of Marysville; maternal great-grandparents, Donald
and Phyllis Hoffman of Marysville; paternal great-grandparents, Lester
and Faye Miller and Minnie and John Riegel, all of Pennsylvania;
paternal great-great-grandmother, Marion Schappell of Pennsylvania;
aunts, Rene (Ronnie) Mays of Marysville, Michelle (Joshua) Stinemetz of
Hilliard, and Lisa Riegel of Plain City; an uncle, Kevin Riegel of
Marysville; a special cousin, Andrew Bergandine; and many other
relatives.
Private funeral services will be held. Underwood Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EVA MAE BLANKENSHIP
Eva Mae Blankenship, 69, of Broadway, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at
Ohio State University Medical Center.
She retired from Union Manor as a nurse's aide. She attended the
Freewill Baptist Church.
She was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Galveston, Ky., to the late John Morgan
and Stella Osborne Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Blankenship, whom she married Jan.
13, 1984; her children, Debra (Jack) Carpenter, Manya (Dale) Perkins,
Patricia (Willard) Hughes, all of Marysville, Stella (Joe) Ewing of
Ostrander, Eva (Gary) Green of Raymond, Otis Bakes Jr. Of Hilliard;
grandchildren, Michael (Tammy) Carpenter, Christopher (Tammy) Carpenter,
Jennifer (Jason) Gardner, Jeffrey (Anne) Dodge, Leslie and Rebecca
Perkins, Joseph Ewing, Amanda and Heather Hughes, Christopher, Chassidy
and Courtnie Dillon, and Brooke Green; great-grandchildren, Chelsea,
Cierra, Christopher, Kirsten, Dillon and Lauren Carpenter, Alexander,
Seth and Jillian Gardner, and Olivia and Grant Dodge.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
James Taylor officiating.
Burial will follow at Broadway Cemetery.

MARJORIE CRONKLETON
Marjorie Cronkleton, 81, of West Mansfield, died peacefully Sunday,
April 3, 2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. Her family was at
her side.
A devoted homemaker and farmer's wife, she served more than 20 years as
cook at the former Bokescreek Local School. She was an active and
faithful 52-year member of West Mansfield United Methodist Church and
belonged to the Silver Circle of the Kings Daughters.
Mrs. Cronkleton graduated from East Liberty High School in 1941 and
played on the girls basketball team. She will be remembered as the
unofficial travel agent for the West Mansfield community for having
organized countless trips and tours for more than 20 years. She enjoyed
cooking and visiting with friends and dearly enjoyed spending time with
her family.
She was born April 12, 1923, near London, to the late Pearl and Hazel
Cook Boysel. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Cassius and
Amos Boysel, and two sisters, Jenny Boysel and Ada Dixon.
Survivors include her husband of more than 61 years, Milton C. "Milt"
Cronkleton, whom she married Aug. 18, 1943, in Bellefontaine; a son,
Larry (Linda) Cronkleton of Noblesville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Bryce
(Laura) Cronkleton of Peoria, Ill., and Alyssa Cronkleton of
Noblesville; three brothers, Jessie (Carol) Boysel of London, Jay
(Florence) Boysel of Frazeysburg, and Eber (Erma) Boysel of Kenton;
three sisters, Minerva Levan of East Liberty, Mary Collinsworth of
Bellefontaine, and Patricia Crager of Piqua; a sister-in-law, Marjorie
Boysel of Hilliard; numerous nieces and nephews; many friends; and her
church family.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at West Mansfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and burial will
take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

RICHARD "RIC" D'WAYNE WELLS
Richard "Ric"  D'Wayne Wells,  58, of Plain City, died Tuesday, April 5,
2005, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. He was
surrounded by his loving family.
He was a member of Unionville Center United Methodist Church where he
served as a trustee. He was a 1965 graduate of Grandview High School and
a 1977 graduate of Franklin University. He spent four years in the Air
Force National Guard.
He spent his life fixing or designing technical apparatus. He entered
the work force as an electronic technician and worked the fields of
pneumatic, mechanical and fluid.  He installed complex computer control
systems throughout the world. He spent five years as a self-employed
consultant.
He retired and built a street rod truck and antique pulling tractor. He
was a member of the Antique Tractor Pullers Association.
He touched many hearts and was loved by many friends, family and
neighbors.
 He was born Feb. 13, 1947, in Columbus to Robert E. Wells and Betty
Coyle Wells. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother,
Christopher Wells.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Smith Wells, whom he married June 6,
1981; his mother; two sons, Christopher (Kim) Wells and Jeremy (Esther)
Wells; grandchildren Dillon Wells, Isaac Wells and Ethan Wells and
including Mary's grandchildren Brandon Mackey and Justin Roach; two
brothers, Jeff (June) Wells and Kelley (Lori) Wells; a niece Madison; a
nephew Dalton; and his faithful dog Dusty.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.,
with pastors Leo Cunningham and Wayne Engle officiating.
Burial will be in Plumwood Cemetery.

CARL EDWARD (ED) ARMENTROUT
Carl Edward (Ed) Armentrout, 86, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, April
2, 2005 at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Mr. Armentrout was a member of First Church of God in Bellefontaine and
the Logan County Senior Center. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Kenton, to the late John Sherman and Addie
Fout Armentrout. He also was preceded in death by a son, Thomas
Armentrout; five brothers, Bill, Fred, Raymond, Gail and Leo Armentrout;
and one grandchild, Carrie Armentrout.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois Watkins Armentrout of
Bellefontaine; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and John Price of Lake
Havasu City, Ariz.; two sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Chris
Armentrout of Bellefontaine, and Ed and Lynn Armentrout and Cheryl
Armentrout, all of West Liberty; a sister, Elaythea LeBlue of Lake
Charles, La.; six grandchildren, Shelley and Jeremy Smith, Jeff, Brad
and Wes Armentrout and Brandy Dappert; 11 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Littleton &
Rue Funeral Home, Highland Chapel, West Liberty, where funeral services
will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Pastor Gary Brown will officiate and
burial will be held at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God in
Bellefontaine/Building Fund, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine, Ohio
43311.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.littletonandrue.com


HOWARD BERTRAM CRAVEN
Howard Bertram Craven, 84, of Marysville, and formerly of Charleston, W.
Va., died Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired in 1983 as executive director of United Way of Greater
Kanawha Valley in Charleston. He was associated with United Way since
1947 and also served in Oklahoma City, Columbus and East St. Louis. He
was a former member of the Charleston Rotary Club and a member of First
English Lutheran Church, where he was instrumental in purchasing new
choir robes and landscaping. He enjoyed tending to the blue rug junipers
which enhanced the church grounds.
Mr. Craven was a chocolatier and made many varieties of candies. A
veteran of the U.S. Army, he received a bachelor's degree in social
science from Capital University in 1945 and attended Ohio State
University's master's degree program.
He was born March 9, 1921. His father, Howard Lawrence Craven, and his
mother, Gertrude Augusta Bertram Craven Cronin, predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Jean Ryan Craven, formerly
of Bucyrus, whom he married Dec. 26, 1944 at the home of Pastor Edward
Austin in Baltimore, Md. They eloped following a three-month courtship.
Also surviving are a daughter, Carolyn (Thomas) English; two
grandchildren, Colleen and Daniel English, all of Marysville; a sister,
Dorothy Secula of Maryland; a brother George Michael Cronin of North
Carolina; and three nephews and one niece.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First
English Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard R. Genzman will officiate and
burial with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12,
at Oakwood Cemetery in Bucyrus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church
choir fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARJORIE CRONKLETON
Marjorie Cronkleton, 81, of West Mansfield, died peacefully Sunday,
April 3, 2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. Her family was at
her side.
A devoted homemaker and farmer's wife, she served more than 20 years as
cook at the former Bokescreek Local School. She was an active and
faithful 52-year member of West Mansfield United Methodist Church and
belonged to the Silver Circle of the Kings Daughters.
Mrs. Cronkleton graduated from East Liberty High School in 1941 and
played on the girls basketball team. She will be remembered as the
unofficial travel agent for the West Mansfield community for having
organized countless trips and tours for more than 20 years. She enjoyed
cooking and visiting with friends and dearly enjoyed spending time with
her family.
She was born April 12, 1923, near London, to the late Pearl and Hazel
Cook Boysel. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Cassius and
Amos Boysel, and two sisters, Jenny Boysel and Ada Dixon.
Survivors include her husband of more than 61 years, Milton C. "Milt"
Cronkleton, whom she married Aug. 18, 1943, in Bellefontaine; a son,
Larry (Linda) Cronkleton of Noblesville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Bryce
(Laura) Cronkleton of Peoria, Ill., and Alyssa Cronkleton of
Noblesville; three brothers, Jessie (Carol) Boysel of London, Jay
(Florence) Boysel of Frazeysburg, and Eber (Erma) Boysel of Kenton;
three sisters, Minerva Levan of East Liberty, Mary Collinsworth of
Bellefontaine, and Patricia Crager of Piqua; a sister-in-law, Marjorie
Boysel of Hilliard; numerous nieces and nephews; many friends; and her
church family.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at West Mansfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and burial will
take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist

PAULA ANN RUDER MARSH
Paula Ann Ruder Marsh, 43, of Raymond, died unexpectedly Saturday, April
2, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed
her cats and antiques and was a supporter of the Union County Humane
Society.
She was born July 19, 1961, in Columbus, and was predeceased by her
father, Paul Ruder. She is survived by her mother, Viola Tillis Ruder of
Raymond; her husband of 15 years, Ronald L. Marsh; a son, Brett
(Jessica) Conley of Raymond; a daughter, Jennifer Conley and her fiancé,
Malvin Kabua, both of Quincy; four grandchildren, Destiny, Hayden,
Cierra and Karlee; two sisters, Kim (Bruce) Hagens of Russells Point and
Susan (Michael) Callahan of Richwood; a sister-in-law, Rhonda Marsh of
Kenton; her mother-in-law, Helen Worthington of Kenton, and many other
relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive friends beginning at 4 p.m. The Rev.
Peter Miller will officiate and graveside services will be held at noon
Wednesday at Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paula Marsh Memorial Fund in
care of the family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES G. 'CHUCK' RIEDMILLER
Charles G. "Chuck" Riedmiller, 87, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 3,
2005, at the Arbors at Delaware after an extended illness.
He was a retired self-employed refrigerator technician. A World War II
Army veteran, Mr. Riedmiller spent three and one-half years as a
prisoner of war under Japanese control, and he was a survivor of the
Bataan death march. He received many military awards, including a Bronze
Star, Purple Heart, three Presidents Awards and 14 commodations.
He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors. He was a life member of VFW
Post No. 3320, American Legion Post No. 79, DAV and the American
Defenders Bataan Corregidor. He was a longtime member of St. Johns
Lutheran Church.
He was born May 13, 1917, in Columbus, to the late Fred and Catherine
Marie Taylor Riedmiller. He also was preceded in death by his first
wife, Mildred L. Fladt, whom he married Feb. 14, 1947, and who died May
18, 2000; a sister, Catherine; and three brothers, Thomas, Fred and
Bernard.
He is survived by his second wife, Brenda Stanforth Riedmiller, whom he
married May 2, 2001; three stepsons, Troy (Donna) Blake, Tony (Tammy)
Blake and Brian (Elizabeth) Smith; a brother, George (Elaine) Riedmiller
of Delaware; lifetime friends, retired Gen. Oscar C. (Babe) Decker Jr.,
Ross (Hazel) Ingram and Jack (Mildred) Bishop; faithful companions, Bart
and Buddy; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will follow at
St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery. Full military honors will be
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Fund in
care of the funeral home.

JAYNE H. COVERT
Jayne H. Covert of Columbus, died Thursday, March 31, 2003 at her home
in West Worthington.
A graduate of Richwood High School and Ohio Northern University, she
began her true passion in life, teaching young people. She taught in the
Shadyside School District and Columbus Public Schools for nearly 30
years. Her final assignment was at Colerain Avenue Elementary, where she
taught multi-handicapped children.
In 1956 she was voted Favorite Teacher of the Year by the Columbus
"Citizen Journal." She coached Columbus City League Baseball for Boys,
where her team won the championship two years in a row.
She was a former member of Richwood First United Methodist Church, and
was a former Richwood Fair race secretary. She was active with the
Children's Hospital Twig Organization. During World War II she served
with the WAVES.
She was born in Richwood to the late Nye and Marie Cameron Hamilton.
She is survived by her husband, Paul D. Covert, whom she married July
28, 1951, in Angola, Ind. She also is survived by her children, Jill
Carter of Worthington, and Bill (Sandy) Covert of Pocahantas, Ark.;
grandchildren, Clancy (Christie) Covert, Collen Covert, Matt and
Meredith Carter and Jauna Finley; and great-grandchildren Houston and
Jackson.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and
one hour prior to the funeral service. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will
officiate and burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
the American Lung Association.

MARGARET WARNER GALBRAITH
Margaret Warner Galbraith, 88, formerly of Plain City, died Thursday
March 31, 2005, at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
Mrs. Galbraith was employed by the Eljers Co.
She was born June 13, 1916, in Columbus, to the late Henry and Iva Forth
Vance. She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Chester
Warner in 1971; her second husband, John Galbraith in 1993; a brother,
John; and a sister, Stella.
She is survived by a son, James (Paula) Warner of Marysville; a sister,
Nellie Bertsch of Anna; and a dear family friend, Guyla Converse of
Plain City.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forest Grove
Cemetery.
Ferguson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH OLIVE ALLSPAUGH
Ruth Olive Allspaugh, 96, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Inn at
Chestnut Mill in Columbus.
She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Flora Ottman; three
brothers; and six sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Mildred (Leo) Burns of
Marysville, Betty Louise (Russell) Allison of Casa Grande and Carol
Esther (Hans) Doerflinger of Gahanna; three grandchildren, Dan (Marilyn)
Allison of Ada, Mich., Brenda (Blair) Zerby of Natchez, Miss., and
Michele (Greg) Nichols of Clearwater, Fla.; five great-grandchildren,
Bethany Zerby of San Antonio, Texas, Bourne and Byron Zerby of Natchez
and Rose and Jordan Nichols of Clearwater; a brother, George Ottman; and
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Woodyard East Chapel,
2300 Livingston Ave., Columbus. The Rev. Dr. Herb Goetz will officiate
and burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Columbus. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

TUCKER PHILIP SMITH
Tucker Philip Smith, 75, of North Richland Hills, Texas, died Wednesday,
March 30, 2005, in Bedford, Texas.
He was a member of Richwood First United Methodist Church and Mount
Carmel No. 303 F&AM. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired
as a purchasing agent for BF Goodrich.
Mr. Smith was born June 29, 1929, in Columbus, to the late Tucker and
Florence Grace Smith. He also was preceded in death by two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons, Greg (Norma) of Franklin,
N.C., Fred (Annette) of Richwood, and David of Folcroft, Pa.; a
daughter, Julie (Frank) D'Ascendis of Neshanic Station, N.J.; a sister,
Midge Reed of Jacksonville, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Masonic and memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
Ballinger Funeral Home, with calling hours one hour prior to the
services. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial will be in
Claibourne Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Richwood
VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood First United Methodist
Church or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.