Archived Obituaries August 2005


MARK ANTHONY COOPER
Mark Anthony Cooper, 44, of Woodstock, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug.
29, 2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
He was a self-employed building subcontractor for many years. A
handyman, woodworker and an avid sportsman, he was a life member of the
North American Hunting Club. He also was a member of the Sons of the
American Legion.
He was born April 11, 1961, in Bellefontaine, and was predeceased by his
father, Melvin A. "Rusty" Cooper and a godson, Noah Moore.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Jamie Marie Arnold Cooper, whom
he married Aug. 26, 1995; his children, Nicole, Jaime, Presley, Shilo
and Chloey; a grandson, Blake; his mother, Beverly (Gene) McClain of
Marysville; his grandmother, Anna Mae Shuler of Marysville; a sister,
Carmen (Rick) Shuler of North Lewisburg; three brothers, Timothy
(Crystal) Cooper of Springfield, Keith (Lori) Cooper of Marysville, and
Jug (Erin) Henry of North Lewisburg; his mother-in-law, Yvette (Steve)
Wenger of Milford Center; his father-in-law, Robert (Connie) Welsh of
Unionville Center; a sister-in-law, Vankeia (Brian) Woodworth of Milford
Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Woodstock
Cemetery with Pastor Butch Wampler officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

AARON KELLY HARRISON
Aaron Kelly Harrison, infant son of Lew and Sharon Harrison of
Marysville, was stillborn Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a step-brother, Dominic
Harrison; a step-sister, Allaura Harrison; paternal grandparents, Lola
and Robert Brehm of Raymond; maternal grandparents, Toby and Sarah
Miller of Plain City; three uncles, Billy Van Horn of Kentucky, Joseph
Miller of Plain City, and Jacob Miller of Marysville; three aunts,
Lovina (Nathan) Downing of Lancaster, DeAnne (Anthony) Powers of
Hilliard, and Nadene (Keith) Benner of Colorado; special family friends,
Rob and Nikki Myers of Michigan; and many cousins and other relatives.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home with Pastor John Lieb officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CORY MATTHEW SIEGLE
Cory Matthew Siegle, 25, of Marysville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at
his home after a lifelong heroic battle with Duchenne's muscular
dystrophy.
He was a 2001 graduate of Marysville High School and was continuing his
studies in computer graphics and Web site design. He attended Marysville
First United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed country, pop, and rock 'n' roll music and had a special love
for animals. A science fiction buff, he was a "Star Trek" and "Babylon
5" fan. So passionate was his outer space hobby that in 1996, the
Special Wish Foundation Earth Angel program sent him to the U. S. Space
Academy in Huntsville, Ala., for a week-long camp.
On his most recent birthday, he was given a certification which
designated a star in the Andromeda constellation named after him -
"Quazar 1980" - as a gift from his parents. Quazar was his Internet name
and 1980 was the year of his birth.
He was born May 10, 1980, in Zanesville, and was predeceased by his
paternal grandparents, Ralph Siegle and Helen Douglas, one uncle and
three aunts.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Carol Siegle of Marysville; a
brother, Cody Siegle; his maternal grandparents, Don and Mary Gallogly
of Marysville; an uncle, Robert (Cathy) Gallogly of Newark; two aunts,
Laura (Joe) Rivera of Northfield, and Patty (Tom) Decker of Lancaster;
his Boston terrier, Cosmo; and numerous cousins and other relatives and
friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. A. Richard Teller will officiate. The family will
receive friends after the service with food and fellowship at the
Burnside Center of Marysville First United Methodist Church. After
cremation, his ashes will be launched into space by the Memorial
Spaceflight program.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CARL V. WOOD
Carl V. Wood, 82, a longtime resident of Perrysburg, died Sunday, Aug.
28, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee.
He was employed at the New York Central Railroad as a telegrapher for 43
years. Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War II, where he served in
Europe.
He was an avid golfer and a member of Valleywood Golf Club. He also was
a member of VFW Post No. 6170, American Legion Post No. 0028, Maumee
Elks Lodge No. 1850 and St. Rose Catholic Church, Perrysburg.
He was born May 31, 1923, in Peoria, Ohio, to the late Frank and Mildred
Sarver Wood. He also was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary Schorah Wood,
in 2001. They met and were married in 1947.
He is survived by five sisters, Elnora Richardson and Margaret Kincaid
of Marysville, Thelma (James) Mathys of York Center, Arlene (Alan)
Perkins of Plain City, and Ruth (William) Foreman of West Mansfield; an
aunt, Leona Stanford of Perrysburg; 20 nieces and nephews; and many
great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
There will be no visitation, and funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor.
Arrangements are being handled by Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home,
Maumee.

STELLA F. GLASSBURN
Stella F. Glassburn, 89, of Marysville, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
She retired in 1973 after 23 years of dedicated service as an assembler
with Eljers Plumbingware. She attended Marysville Church of the Nazarene
and enjoyed sewing, reading, crafts, flowers, and fishing. Her family
was her greatest treasure and they in return considered her their loving
matriarch.
She was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Kitts, Ky., to the late Harvey Henry and
Alafair Shepher Walls. She also was preceded in death by two sisters,
Ruby Chism and Myrtle Spangler; two half-brothers, Harvey Walls Jr. and
John Evie Walls; a son-in-law, Ray Draudt; and a grandson and
granddaughter. She married Elmer A. Glassburn on Dec. 31, 1934, and he
preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1999.
Survivors include four daughters, Charlotte Draudt and Sharon (David)
Sherburne of Marysville, Lila (Joe) Thiergartner of Bradenton, Fla., and
Glenda (Mark) Mullaney of Raymond; seven grandchildren, Scott (Mary
Lynn) Draudt, Brad (Dianne) Thiergartner, Craig Thiergartner, Jack
(Kristin) Mullaney, Mike (Kristi) Mullaney, Steve Mullaney and his
fiancée, Jennifer Hinkleman, and Chris Sherburne and his fiancée, Jenny
Nolan; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Owen Glassburn
of West Liberty; two sisters-in-law, Eva Hamilton and Wanda Longshore of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dr. Paul Whiteford will officiate and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from noon until
the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

RUDOLPH CHANDLER "RUDY" LEMASTER
Rudolph Chandler "Rudy" LeMaster, 83, of Columbus, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a short
illness.
He retired as vice president of the actuarial division of Motorists
Mutual Insurance Company after 38 years of service. He was a member of
Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church where he formerly served as treasurer
and elder.
He was a veteran of World War II and served as a pilot in the U.S. Army
Air Corps in North Africa. He graduated from Allen Center High School in
1940 and from Ohio State University in 1948.
Mr. LeMaster was active with the Boy Scouts from 1960-1970 and was a
former member of the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America. His
greatest enjoyment came from genealogy research, and he was quite proud
to have traced his family back to the first U.S. settlement in Jamestown
and his wife's family to Edward Doty, a passenger on the Mayflower.
He was born May 11, 1922, in South Vienna, to the late Auta and Jessie
Catherine Chandler LeMaster. He also was preceded in death by his
brother, Kenneth LeMaster.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Joy Applegate LeMaster,
whom he married Aug. 23, 1945; two sons, Larry LeMaster of Voorhees,
N.J., and Roger (Diane) LeMaster of Baker City, Ore.; a daughter, Lynn
E. LeMaster of Columbus; two grandchildren, Bethany (David Jr.) Otten
and Brandon LeMaster; two step-great-grandchildren, Kayla and Preston
Otten; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, Columbus. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville. Calling hours will be Wednesday
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
 Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, is assisting the family with
arrangements.

CLAYTON C. PEPPLE
Clayton C. Pepple, 69, of Carrollton, Ga., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005.

Mr. Pepple was a retired educator of 32 years, having served 22 years in
administration, including several years as Marysville School District
superintendent. He was an active member in community and civic
organizations. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Carrollton.
He was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Lima, to the late Clayton C. Pepple Sr.
and Louise Lombardi Pepple.
Survivors include his wife, Suzy Dysinger Pepple; two sons, Craig
(Regina) Pepple of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Todd (Barbara) Pepple of
Carrollton, Ga.; three daughters, Kim (Tony) Buroker of Carrollton,
Kathy DeVelvis of Sidney, Ohio, and Susan (David) Wilinski of
Alpharetta, Ga.; two sisters, Betty (Robert) Zimmerman and Marty (Jim)
Koenig of Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Joseph Clayton Buroker, Megan Buroker,
Katie DeVelvis, Jake DeVelvis, Andy DeVelvis, Laura Pepple, Charles
Clayton Pepple, Sydney Pepple, Colby Pepple, Matthew Wilinski and Sam
Wilinski.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist
Church, Carrollton, with the Rev. Robbie Weems officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tanner Medical Center
Foundation, 303 Ambulance Drive, Carrollton, Ga. 30117 for the areas of
cardiac and nephrology care.
Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton is in charge of
arrangements.

MURRAY "DOC" WAINFOR
Murray "Doc" Wainfor, 89, of Prospect, died Friday morning, Aug. 26,
2005, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware, after a short illness.
He was employed at the former Prospect Garage. He retired from the
Hercules Lock Shop in Prospect. He also was employed at the Prospect
Laundromat.
He was a dedicated member of Prospect United Methodist Church for 80
years. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed his church.
He was born Jan. 8, 1917, in Prospect, to the late Elsworth and Kathryn
Beard Wainfor. He also was predeceased by a sister, Ava Fritch, and a
brother, Lloyd Wainfor.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Barks Wainfor, whom he married
Dec. 25, 1938, at the Calvary Methodist Church in Marion. He also is
survived by two daughters, Nancy (Rex) Shaffer and Connie Crist of
Prospect; grandchildren, Beth (John) Boehn, Brian (Kim) Retterer, Brent
Retterer, Lisa Cantor and Brad Hook; great-grandchildren, Jeremy and
Annie Boehn, Cassandra, Jarrod, Dustin, Joshua, Rachel and Colton
Retterer and Jillian Cantor; step-grandchildren, Debbie (David) Tudor,
Ronnie (Cheryl) Shaffer, Randy Shaffer, Eric Crist and Makayla Miller;
step-great-grandchildren, Devin Shaffer and Christopher Tudor; and four
nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Prospect United
Methodist Church. Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood, and one hour prior to the funeral
service at the church. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate. Burial
will be in Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith (the building fund
at Prospect United Methodist Church) at P.O. Box 6, Prospect, Ohio 43342
or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite
101, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Pallbearers will be Larry Barnett, Eric Crist, Max Hoffman, Brent and
Dustin Retterer, and John and Jeremy Boehn. Honorary pallbearers will be
Ernie Gast, Charlie Lauer, Gene Slemmons and Gene Pendleton.

 

FONTABELLE CREVISTON
Fontabelle Creviston, 82, of West Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005,
at Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky, after many years of
dedicated home care by her husband, Tommie.
She worked side by side with her husband on the farm and was involved
with the many businesses he owned and operated. She was an avid hunter.
She was born Nov. 26, 1922, in Plumwood, to the late Grover and Elsie
Jones Harsh. She also was predeceased by her husband, Tommie Creviston
Jr., with whom she had a close and loving relationship for many years,
on March 30, 2005, and a daughter, Marjorie.
She is survived by a son, Dean (Donna) Bailey of Columbus; two
daughters, Judith (Daniel) Beaver of Riverview, Fla., and Virginia
(Lloyd) Longmier of Gahanna; 17 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren; and a brother.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home, West Liberty, where funeral services will be held Saturday
at 10 a.m., with Pastor David Hernandez officiating. Burial will be in
Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg.

MICHAEL KEERAN FRANKLIN
Michael Keeran Franklin, 63, died peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Aug.
21, 2005, at home with his family after a 20-year battle with cancer.
He graduated from Magnetic Springs High School in Magnetic Springs in
1960. He worked at Quaker Oats in Marion for 30 years and at Honda of
America in West Liberty 13 years before retiring. He won numerous awards
for his cost savings, creativity and safety improvements while at Honda
and was awarded a trip to Tokyo and a new Honda Accord upon his
retirement.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Marion for 35 years and a member
of the Flywheels Car Club of Marion for 15 years. He built two roadsters
from the ground up, the last being a 1931 Ford Roadster.
He participated in the pool league at Elks Lodge No. 32 in Marion, where
he and his son Scott won the league championship in 2004 and again in
2005.
He was born Feb. 12, 1942, in Marion, to Donald and Betty Franklin. He
was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Joe Miller, who was
from Marysville.
He married Barbara L. Cantrell of Magnetic Springs on Oct. 23, 1960, and
she survives. He also is survived by his mother of Marysville; a
daughter, Kelly Franklin Blue; a son, Michael Scott (Michelle Dains)
Franklin; three grandchildren, Colby Whited of Columbus, Zachary Michael
Franklin of Marion, and Adam Jon Michael Blue of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his
mother-and father-in-law, Earl and Juanita Cantrell of Magnetic Springs;
his sister, Carol (Larry) Gillespie of Carey, Ill.; his brother, Matt
Franklin of Marion; and step-sisters, Teresa Franklin of Columbus, and
Lorna Noe of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Boyd
Funeral Home, Marion. A memorial service will follow at 8 p.m. with
Chaplain Daniel Kiger officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope
Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-2364.

MATILDA BARBARA ELL BULLOCK
Matilda Barbara Ell Bullock, 94, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Saturday morning, Aug. 20, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a graduate of Marysville High School, a longtime member of St.
Johns Lutheran Church and a member of the In-So-Much Circle of Kings
Daughters.
She was a homemaker. In her early years, she was a laboratory assistant
for Dr. Titus at the Nestle's Milk Plant where she worked for many years
and eventually met her future husband.
Her hobbies included reading and bird watching through the picture
window of her home. She also was a longtime volunteer at Heartland of
Marysville and also volunteered at Memorial Hospital for more than 1,000
hours, both of which brought her much enjoyment. An avid euchre player,
she was a committed member of the Wednesday afternoon Aces Euchre Club.
She was born Dec. 8, 1910, in Marysville, to the late John George and
Anna Mayer Ell. She was married Dec. 16, 1939 to H. Warren Bullock at
St. Johns Lutheran Church by the Rev. August Gerken. Her husband
preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1978. The last of a family of three, she
also was preceded in death by a sister, Lucia Mayer Rausch, and a
brother Wallace Ell.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughters,
Barbara L. (Clifford) Graebe of Mantua, and Anna Jane (Donald) Bergwall
of Marysville; three grandsons, Maj. Craig D. (Kathy) Bergwall, Kent W.
Bergwall and Garrick B. (Ivonne) Graebe; two great-grandchildren,
Christopher A. and Caroline J. Bergwall; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church or to
Bethesda Home and Services in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Maj. Craig Bergwall, Kent Bergwall,
and Garrick Graebe, and nephews, Kevin Rausch, Keith Rausch, and Jamie
Rausch.


MARJORIE EILEEN RIDGEWAY CLEVENGER
Marjorie Eileen Ridgeway Clevenger, 90, of Magnetic Springs, died
Friday, Aug., 19, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a former nurse at the Polio Foundation in
Magnetic Springs.
She enjoyed good conversation at her kitchen table with a cup of coffee.
Her home was always open to family and friends.
She was born May 9, 1915, in Claibourne Township, to the late Joseph and
Mina Rae Wurtzbaugh Ridgeway. She also was predeceased by her husband of
52 years, Leroy Clayton Clevenger, in February 1985, and by three
brothers.
She is survived by a daughter, Diana (Stephen) McDulin of Marysville;
four sons, Rex Clevenger of Magnetic Springs, Roger Clevenger of Marion,
Jim (Karen) Clevenger of Las Vegas, and Michael E. (Phyllis) Clevenger
of Magnetic Springs; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Dorothy Garee Breece of
Marysville.
The family will gather from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home, with burial to follow at Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


PATRICIA COLLINS
Patricia Collins, 79, of Plain City, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at The
Gables in Green Pastures after a brief illness.
She enjoyed shopping on the weekends with her sister Joy and was an
active buyer of many things.
She was a member of the Ivory Chandler Circle of the Kings Daughters and
Sons.
She was born June 15, 1926, in Ostrander, to the late Delbert and Bessie
Elizabeth Smart Headlee. She was also preceded in death by her husband,
John Walter Collins Jr., in 1997; a sister, Joy Youmans, in 2001; and a
brother, Jerry Headlee, in 2002.
Survivors include two sons, Rick (Gai) Collins and Randy (Janie)
Collins; seven grandchildren, Kim (Al) Eaches, Johnna Beth (Greg)
Prince, Michael Collins, Zane Collins, Holly Collins, Elizabeth Collins
and Joe Collins; great-grandchildren, Drew and Blake Eaches and Tim
Dagan and Katie Prince; a sister, Hope (Rex) North; a brother, Tom (Pam)
Headlee; sister-in-law, Rose Headlee; and brother-in-law, Richard
Youmans.
Calling hours were Sunday at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, where
funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles E.
Stenner officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City.


RICHARD DALE MARTIN
Richard Dale Martin, 73, of Marysville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at
Spring Meadows Nursing Care Center in Woodstock.
He was a dairy technologist for Westreco Labs for 25 years.
A member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, he was a former
member of Dresden United Methodist Church. A devoted family man, he
enjoyed traveling, camping and antique cars.
He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and received a dairy science
degree from the University of Tennessee in 1954. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, having served in the anti-aircraft artillery from 1955 to
1957.
He was born April 23, 1932, in Dresden, to the late Samuel Martin Sr.
and Alice Eppley Martin. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Donald
and Samuel Martin Jr.; a sister, Esther Mae Martin; and a granddaughter,
Carleen Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jo Henry Martin, whom he
married Dec. 17, 1954; two daughters, Tina Knox of Springfield, and
Tracy (Rick) Kline of Marysville; two sons, Randall (Barbara) Martin of
Springfield, and Richard D. (Carroll) Martin Jr. of West Covina, Calif.;
seven grandchildren, Natasha (Phillip) Solkov, Erica, Emily, Paula and
Nathan Martin, and Jerushia and Jeremiah Knox; three brothers, Forrest
Martin of Galena, Kenneth (Clare Belle) Martin of Dresden, and Norman
(Marilyn) Martin of Frazeysburg; a sister, Martha Jones of San
Francisco; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Henry of Tennessee, and
Virginia Henry of Kentucky; a brother-in-law, George Crockarell of
Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.
 Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. The Rev. A. Richard
Teller will officiate. Visitation also will be held Friday from noon to
1 p.m. at Vensil-Orr and Chute Funeral Home in Dresden, with graveside
services to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph
Bauserman will officiate at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Martin Fund for HD
Education in care of Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth
Ave. Suite 902, New York, N.Y. 10018.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA ANN BLUE
Patricia Ann Blue, 57, of Ostrander, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 14,
2005, surrounded by her loved ones.
She started her banking career in 1965 as a secretary and became the
first woman officer of the First National Bank of Marysville. She spent
32 years with National City Bank and had currently been serving her
ninth year as branch manager of the Delaware County Bank, downtown
Delaware office. She was an exceptional banking employee. The
relationships she developed with her customers, staff and the Delaware
community were unprecedented.
She was also a basketball official for high school and college for 20
years. She served on the Delaware Chamber of Commerce Board, Andrew's
House Board, Delaware Main Street Board, and was past president of the
American Cancer Society, Delaware Board.
Her commitment to community and volunteerism was far-reaching. She was a
volunteer for the American Cancer Society for 25 years (in 2004, she was
Volunteer of the Year) and golf honoree of Delaware Golf Tournament in
2005.
On Aug. 29, "Pat Blue Day" will be held in downtown Delaware. Those
interested in further information should call the Delaware County Bank
at (740) 657-7702.
She was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Marysville. She was preceded in death by
her mother, Anna Blue, and brother, David.
She is survived by her special friend, Tamara Nauman; her father, Howard
W. Blue; her "children with fur coats," Bette and Bogey; aunts and
uncles, Esther Bunker, Donald and Joe Eirich, George and Mary Eirich,
Phillip and Jean Eirich, Eugene Eirich, Mary Detwiler; special cousins,
L. Max Bunker and Karen Gwilliams; extended family, the Naumans,
Richard, Jeff, Charlene, Sara and Chelsea; and many loving friends and
relatives.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, Worthington. A funeral service will be Monday at 10
a.m. with Pastor Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Glen
Rest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lung
Cancer Research, 1105 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302 or Buckeye
Valley Soccer Fund, 679 Coover Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Online condolences may be made at www.schoedinger.com.

GABRIEL ZACHARIAS DYER
Gabriel Zacharias Dyer, 16-month-old son of Daniel and Samantha Dyer of
Marysville, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, in the arms of his parents
and surrounded by his family at Children's Hospital after a serious
three-week illness.
Gabriel was a beautiful little boy with big blue eyes and curly red
hair. He loved swinging and boating and knew how to point his finger
just right to get his point across. He never met a stranger and loved
watching people and making them smile.
He attended Concord Presbyterian Church in Delaware with his family.
Gabriel was well-traveled and shared in three memorable family vacations
to Canada and visited North Carolina this past July. The joy and
happiness he brought to the lives of his family is immeasurable and the
love and memories in their hearts will last forever.
He was born April 9, 2004, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was
preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Lloyd Barry;
maternal great-grandparents, Floyd and Elizabeth Hamilton; and paternal
great-grandfather, Adrian Dyer.
Along with his parents, Gabriel is survived by his maternal
grandparents, Jim and Maribeth Hamilton of Marysville; paternal
grandparents, Daniel M. and Hazel Dyer of Unionville Center; maternal
great-grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Barry of Marysville; paternal
great-grandparents, Jack and Mildred Bishop of Delaware; paternal
great-grandmother, Ann Dyer of Carthage, Ind.; three aunts, Heidi (Eric)
Sharp of Marysville, Vanessa (Randy) Miller of Mingo, and Hannah Dyer of
Unionville Center; four first cousins, Synjin Sharp, and Cassie,
Adrianna, and Dylan Miller; several great-aunts and great-uncles; and
many friends and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev.
Ginny Teitt will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in
care of the funeral home.

DONNA JUNE DIRTON
Donna June Dirton, 75, of Milford Center, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was born June 27, 1930, at Ironton, to the late Donald and Helen
Payne Capper. She also was preceded in death by two husbands, Eugene D.
Daniels and Thomas J. Dirton.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Earles of Milford Center; a
step-son, David Michael Dirton of Chicago; two granddaughters, Brandy
Daniels and Kaleigh Earles and a great-grandson, Tyler Carmean, all of
Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann Collins of Huntington, W.Va.;
and special friends, Bob Gale of Chicago, and Ruth Martindale and Leslie
Taylor, both of Washington Court House.
A graveside service was held today at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Cemetery,
Mount Sterling. Burial was under the direction of the Kirkpatrick
Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

PATRICIA ANN BLUE
Patricia Ann Blue, 57, of Ostrander, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 14,
2005, surrounded by her loved ones.
She started her banking career in 1965 as a secretary and became the
first woman officer of the First National Bank of Marysville. She spent
32 years with National City Bank and had currently been serving her
ninth year as branch manager of the Delaware County Bank, downtown
Delaware office. She was an exceptional banking employee. The
relationships she developed with her customers, staff and the Delaware
community were unprecedented.
She was also a basketball official for high school and college for 20
years. She served on the Delaware Chamber of Commerce Board, Andrew's
House Board, Delaware Main Street Board, and was past president of the
American Cancer Society, Delaware Board.
Her commitment to community and volunteerism was far-reaching. She was a
volunteer for the American Cancer Society for 25 years (in 2004, she was
Volunteer of the Year) and golf honoree of Delaware Golf Tournament in
2005.
On Aug. 29, "Pat Blue Day" will be held in downtown Delaware. Those
interested should call the Delaware County Bank at (740) 657-7702.
She was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Marysville. She was preceded in death by
her mother, Anna Blue, and brother, David.
She is survived by her special friend, Tamara Nauman; her father, Howard
W. Blue; her "children with fur coats," Bette and Bogey; aunts and
uncles, Esther Bunker, Donald and Joe Eirich, George and Mary Eirich,
Phillip and Jean Eirich, Eugene Eirich, Mary Detwiler; special cousins,
L. Max Bunker and Karen Gwilliams; extended family, the Naumans,
Richard, Jeff, Charlene, Sara and Chelsea; and many loving friends and
relatives.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, Worthington. A funeral service will be Monday at 10
a.m. with Pastor Don Lockwood officiating. Burial will follow in Glen
Rest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lung
Cancer Research, 1105 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302 or Buckeye
Valley Soccer Fund, 679 Coover Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Online condolences may be made at www.schoedinger.com.

FORREST DELOYD "JOE" FREEMAN
Forrest DeLoyd "Joe" Freeman, 85, of Marysville died Thursday, Aug. 18,
2005, at Heartland of Centerburg from injuries sustained in an
automobile accident on July 3.
A hard working man, he was a real estate broker for 26 years and served
as a school bus driver with Columbus City Schools for 30 years. He was a
member of the Believers' Assembly in Delaware and enjoyed his
association with the Columbus Linden Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #
2252 and the South Gate-Potter Lodge #0782 F&AM in Canal Winchester.  He
was a capable handyman and loved working on cars and will be remembered
for his famous fried eggs.  His wife, children, and grandchildren were
his greatest treasure.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Gallipolis to the late Lemuel J. and
Margaret E. Byrd Freeman. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law,
Cindi Freeman, six brothers: Virgil, Oakey, Harold, Dennis, Truman and
Ivan Freeman; two sisters, Lillian Bibby and Eulah Morris; and an infant
sibling.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 66 years and friend since age 5,
Florence J. Waugh Freeman, to whom he was married on Oct. 14, 1939, at
the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis, by Rev. George Sagen; four
sons:  Larry (Joyce) Freeman of Florida; Roger (Linda) Freeman of Indian
Lake; Dale Freeman, of Mount Vernon; and Charles "Chuck" Freeman of
Marysville; 12 grandchildren: Chris, Timothy, Scotty, Brian, Nikki,
Gina, David, Jeremy, Amanda, Jessie, Jenna, and Sarah; seven
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
The Rev. Bob Shackelford will officiate and burial will take place at
Claibourne Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

JACK SCOTT
Jack Scott, 82, of Marysville, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at the
Gables at Green Pastures.
A civic leader, humanitarian and an ambassador for Marysville and the
Union County area for many years, he was a retired agent with Nationwide
Insurance after 25 years. Named the top agent in the country twice and
runner up once, he received many distinguished insurance awards,
including the Presidents Club award 15 times, Challenger Club awards and
Nationwide's Community Service Award.
He was a longtime member and former trustee of Springdale Baptist
Church. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II and
was a past commander of American Legion Union Post 79, a member of 40 et
8 and VFW Post 3320.
A former Lions Club district governor and council chairman, he was a
longtime member and past president of Marysville Lions Club. He received
the Lion of the Year Award and was a Melvin Jones recipient. He also was
given the Ambassador of Goodwill award from the International Lions Club
President.
He was a member of Palestine Lodge No. 158, F & AM, Aladdin Temple
Shrine, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Order of Eastern Star Mary
Chapter No. 9 and charter president of the Union County Shrine Club.
He was a recipient of the Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. He was a
former Dover Township trustee, past chairman of the Union County
Trustees and Clerks Association, and past state director of township
trustees and clerks.
He formerly served as director of the Union County Board of Elections,
was a former board director of the Union County YMCA, was past president
of the Logan, Union and Champaign Regional Planning Committee, once
served as a director of Huntington Bank and formerly served on the board
of trustees for Memorial Hospital of Union County.
 He served as president of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and was
executive director for four years. He served on the Marysville Housing
Board Inc. as president since its inception, and was responsible for
building more than 200 units of Windsor Manor apartments, affordable
housing for the elderly.
He spearheaded the formation of the Union County Community Concert
Association, serving as the group's first president and led the campaign
for the purchase of a grand piano. In 1998, he received the Central Ohio
Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Award and in 2004, was recognized with a
"Salute to Leaders" award from the Union County Chamber of Commerce.
He was well known throughout Ohio and the country as an originator and
organizer for the All Ohio Balloon Festival. He dedicated long hours
working on the balloon committee for many years.
A graduate of New Dover High School, he was born April 15, 1923 in
Columbus, to the late Everett and Vesta Northup Scott.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna Jean Liggett Scott, whom he
married July 8, 1945 at Millcreek Baptist Church in Ostrander; two
daughters, Jerralyn (Brian) Wood of Kettering, and Nancy (Bob) Lewis of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Brenden Wood, Lisa (James) Jordan, Ben
(Heather) Lewis and Nathan (Scarlett) Lewis; three great-grandchildren,
Brayden, Brody and Kaya Lewis; and close family friends, Charles, Mary,
Aubree and Tessa Lewis.
Calling hours will Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Springdale Baptist
Church. The Rev. Steve Waltman will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery, with military honors by the Union County Military
Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club International
Foundation for the visually impaired or to Springdale Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Hatfield, Rolly Rausch, Dean Cook, Harry
McMannis, Wayne Smock and Dwight Hedrick. Honorary pallbearers will be
Leroy Ellis, Jeff Wilson, Robert F. Rausch and William Hecker.

 

BERTA GERTRUDE MOHLER
Berta Gertrude Mohler, 82, of Newark, died Aug. 2, 2005 at her
residence.
She retired from Sears. She was a member of the St. Leonard Catholic
Church and AMVETS No. 51.
She was born March 3, 1923, in Nudlingen, Germany, to the late Joseph
and Theresa Rossmann. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Owen Mohler; four brothers, Ludwig, Hans, Leo and Otto; and two sisters,
Anna and Maria.
She is survived by her sons, Paul (Kathleen) Mohler, Richard (Sandy)
Mohler and John (Wendy) Mohler, all of Newark, and Robert (Grace) Mohler
of Marysville; a daughter, Marjorie (Dwight) Allen of Heath; 13
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and
the German ladies who made happy days at Coffee Clutches.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 6 at St. Leonard Catholic
Church, with the Rev. Michael Reis officiating. Burial was in Newark
Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269
Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, Ohio 43055-9925.

ALEAH E. SPRAGUE AUGENSTEIN
Aleah E. Sprague Augenstein, 52, of Marysville and formerly of
Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at her home with her family at
her side.
She was a very caring and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt
and friend who never met a stranger and always had a smile for anyone
she met. A purely unselfish and faithful individual in every way, she
openly gave of herself and her time, always without question. Her
kindness and sense of humor will truly be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford P. Sprague Sr.;
brother, Joe Healey; and nephews, Scott and Jeffery Sprague.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of four years, Jeff
Augenstein; daughter, Tami Fox; son, Danny Fox; mother, Hazel Sprague of
Harrisburg; brothers, C.P. (Kathy) Sprague and Freeman (Molly) Sprague,
both of Harrisburg; sisters, Wanda (Jim) Cox of Harrisburg, Anita
(Dwayne) Robinson of Grove City, and Sharon (Bob) Ingram of Columbus;
mother- and father-in-law, Nancy and Ron Augenstein of Marysville;
sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Tom) Hill, Kathy (Pete) Browning and Terri
(Butch) Belville, all of Marysville; many aunts, uncles, special nieces
and nephews; very special great-nieces and great-nephews; and countless
caring friends and neighbors.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at
the Schoedinger Norris Chapel, Grove City, where a funeral service will
be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Chaplain Larry Baker officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling.

BERTHA ELIZABETH FORSYTHE
Bertha Elizabeth Forsythe, 88, of East Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 16,
2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, after an extended illness.
She was an inspector with Harding Machine in East Liberty for nearly 30
years. She was a longtime member of the East Liberty Church of Christ
and former member of the Rebekah Lodge.
She was the valedictorian of the 1934 class at East Liberty High School
and had played on the girls basketball team. She was an avid euchre
player and enjoyed playing with different euchre clubs throughout the
area.
She and her husband wintered in Lake Panasofskee, Florida, and she
especially enjoyed sharing fishing trips with her family to Canada and
Michigan.
She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Rushsylvania, to the late George and
Lillia Roberts Peter. She married Walter Forsythe on Dec. 18, 1934, in
Greenup, Ky., and he preceded her in death in 1994. She also was
preceded in death by a daughter, Ethel Forsythe, on Feb. 4, 2005; two
sisters, Edna Ritchie and Alta Criswell; and four brothers, Robert,
Dwight, Vaughn, and Willard Peter.
Survivors include two sons, George (Jeanne) Forsythe of Bellefontaine,
and Lloyd Thomas "Tom" (Betty J.) Forsythe of East Liberty; five
grandchildren, George Forsythe Jr., John Forsythe, Michael Forsythe,
James (Jenny) Forsythe and Tamara Wykstra; nine great-grandchildren;
seven great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth (Mary Lou) Peter
of East Liberty; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at East Liberty Church of
Christ. Dr. Jason Robson will officiate and burial will take place at
the East Liberty Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society
or the East Liberty Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

RITA L. FRY
Rita L. Fry, 51, of Lakeview, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at her
residence.
A 1972 graduate of North Union High School, she worked for Sypris
Technologies in Kenton. She was a member of Dakota Ranch Dance Club in
Marysville and the Moose in Lakeview.
She was born Jan. 11, 1954, in Bellefontaine, to Lewis E. Smith and
Eileen Cummings Smith. Her father died in 1993 and her mother survives
in Marysville.
She also is survived by her husband, Larry Fry of Lakeview, whom she
married March 27, 1982, in Harper; a son, Waylon (Angela) Monroe of
Lakeview; a daughter, Amby Monroe of Lakeview; four brothers, Jim Smith
of Enterprise, Ala., Fred (Arthena) Smith of Marysville, Dan (Melinda)
Smith of Raymond, and Sam (Deb) Smith of York Center; five
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Belle Center, where funeral services will be held Friday
at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Harold Kist officiating. Burial will be in
Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center.


BONNIE C. BROWN
Bonnie C. Brown, 85, of Marysville, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at
Carriage Court with her family at her side.
A loving homemaker, she was a proud and supportive mother and
grandmother. She never knew a stranger and was very outgoing,
hospitable, and friendly.
She was valedictorian of the 1938 class of Mifflin High School and
resided in the Worthington area before retiring with her husband to
Scottsdale, Ariz. She enjoyed playing golf and was a former member of
the Mountain Shadow Golf Course in Scottsdale.
She was an active and faithful member of the Paradise Valley United
Methodist Church and enjoyed 23 years in Arizona before returning to
Ohio in August, 2002.  Her greatest treasure was her husband, her
children and her grandchildren.
She was born March 6, 1920, in Wellston, the youngest of four children
to the late William and Clara Sturgell Collins. She married Lloyd
Nicholson Brown in 1940, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2002.
She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Daryl Davis, on April
12, 1999; a sister, Kathryn, and two brothers, Harry and Richard
Collins.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Steve) Murray of Irwin, and
Megan Benjamin of West Virginia; a son, Lloyd (Carole) Brown Jr. of
Arden, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Melissa (Steve) Shaw, Renee (Mike) Lewis,
Katie (Jacob) Archer, Adam (Amanda) Davis, Kerstin Murray, Lauren
Murray, Luke Davis, Micah Davis, Cindy Ables and Heidi (Bruce) Minor;
and eight great-grandchildren, Corrie, Philip, Pauline, and Ethan Shaw,
Harold and Lloyd Ables and Lane and Carole Jane Minor.
A Celebration of Life service was held today at 2  p.m. at Carriage
Court. John Lieb of the Vineyard at Tuttle Crossing officiated. Private
inurnment will take place at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Columbarium Memorial Garden in Paradise Valley, Ariz., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paradise Valley United
Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Ariz. 85253.
Mannasmith Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

JOSEPH WILLIAM NEUBAUER
Joseph William Neubauer, 31, of Milford Center, died Friday, Aug. 12,
2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was an electrical apprentice with Berwick Electrical and was
attending technical school to receive training as a commercial
electrical journeyman. He loved golf and pool.
He was born Sept. 30, 1973, in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Sundee Kay Bowshier Neubauer; four children,
Zachary Peterson, Madison Neubauer and Macee and Myah Neubauer; his
father, Reid W. (Lori) Moore Neubauer of Pioneer; his mother, Christy
Neubauer of Milford Center; a sister, Stacie Neubauer of Marysville; a
stepbrother, Joshua King of Pioneer; grandparents, Frank Neubauer of
Forest, and Tony Ebelberger of Columbus; a great-grandmother, Marie
Ebelberger of Columbus; his father- and mother-in-law, Dave and Kerry
Bowshier of Milford Center; two sisters-in-law, Rennie and Bambee
Bowshier, both of Marysville; uncles, Dennis (Lisa) Stephens of
Kentucky, Lee (Carolyn) Neubauer of Canton, and Mark (Shari) Neubauer of
Mt. Blanchard; aunts, Brenda (Bill) Higginbotham of Columbus, and Julie
Neubauer of Arlington; cousins, Derek and Michael Stephens, Shawn
Neubauer, Marilyn Higginbotham, Lee (Nikki) Higginbotham, Nelson
Higginbotham and Logan and Dillon Neubauer; and many special friends,
including Jim "Daddy Jim" and Linda "Grandma Linda" Love of Plain City,
and the Bee family - Joe, Venus, Denise, Debra and Donna.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and one hour
prior to the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Neubauer Memorial Fund.

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


JULIA 'JUDY" CUSHMAN ORAHOOD
Julia "Judy" Cushman Orahood, 92, of Delaware, and a former longtime
resident of Marysville, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at the Arbors at
Delaware.
A homemaker, she raised her family while she worked alongside her
husband at their South Main Street drugstore and soda fountain located
near the Marysville town square. The drugstore later became known as
"Walgomont & Orahood" and then "Orahood & McCarthy."
 A member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, she was a former
member and past president of Memorial Hospital of Union County Auxiliary
and a member of Twig 1. She was very active with the "Hi Fever Follies"
in the 1960s. She was a member of Mary Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
and Kings Daughters. She was a former member and past president of
Aletheia Society. She was a graduate of Woodstock High School.
She was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Champaign County, to the late Arthur and
Mary Blake Cushman. She also was predeceased by her husband, Robert L.
Orahood in 1972; a son, Robert L. "Bo" Orahood Jr. on May 26, 1995;
three brothers, William, Robert and Charles Cushman; a sister, Elsie
Bowerman; a grandson, John Orahood; and two daughters-in-law, Barbara
Orahood and Deborah DeBrular.
Survivors include a son, Richard C. Orahood, M.D., of Delaware;
grandchildren, James Andrew (Tammie) Orahood of Indiana, Molly Powers
Orahood of Indiana, Karen (Peter) Hazelton of Westerville, Dawn Orahood
of Columbus, and Richard Kevin Orahood of Georgia; a step-grandson Silas
(Heather) Ungar of Cleveland; two great-grandsons, Sean and Ethan
Hazelton; three sisters, Bertha Karrer of Columbus, Verna Bergandine of
Sunbury, and Josephine Claar of Indiana; a brother, Arthur (Marie)
Cushman, of Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Marysville
First United Methodist Church. Burial will be beside her husband at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT F. ADKINS JR.
Robert F. Adkins Jr., 55, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005,
at Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital.
He was manager of the Marysville General Nutrition Center store.
Associated with the propane industry for 27 years, he worked in service,
delivery and management. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served
during the Vietnam War.
He was born Oct. 10, 1949, in Columbus, to the late Robert F. Adkins Sr.
and Blanche E. Coglan Adkins.
 He is survived by his wife, Deborah J. McFerrin Adkins, whom he married
Sept. 29, 2000; his children, Robert G. (Nyoka) Adkins and Stephen
(April) Adkins of Marysville, Shelley (Jeremy) Lee of Sidney, and
Timothy Adkins of New Hampshire; his step-children, Fara (Timothy)
McCrady of Georgia, Gary (Megan) Boltenhouse of Wisconsin, and Matthew
(Marie) Boltenhouse of Chillicothe; 12 grandchildren, Robby, Ryan,
Shelby, Beth, Ashley, Nicholas, Levi, Mitchell, Katharine, Elizabeth,
Tyler and Camden; two sisters, Stella (Dick) Davis of Piqua, and Vickie
(Jim) Brock of South Charleston; several brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at
Underwood Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to
4 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Pastors Timothy Peria and
Jeremy Lee will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may made to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES EUGENE "BUD" PARROTT
Charles Eugene "Bud" Parrott, 88, of Troy, died Wednesday, Aug. 10,
2005, at Koester Pavilion, Troy.
Mr. Parrott was a 1937 graduate of Christiansburg-Jackson High School.
He retired in 1982 from Hobart Brothers, Troy. He was a member of the
Grafton United Methodist Church and Harmony Lodge No. 0008 Free and
Accepted Masons of Urbana.
He was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Union County, the son of the late Charles
William and Irene Nora Keller Parrott. He also was preceded in death by
a daughter, Brenda Lou Anderson; a brother, Frank Kay Parrott; and two
sisters, Janet Moriarty and Georgeanne Parrott.
On Nov. 19, 1938, he married Thelma Heaston and they enjoyed 66 years
together. She survives and resides at Koester Pavilion. He also is
survived by a son, Lonnie (Linda) Parrott of Troy; two granddaughters:
Cathy Jo Yohe of New Kensington, Pa., and Sherri Anderson of Charleston,
S.C.; two step-granddaughters, Lee Anne (Richard) Sloan of Troy, and
Lisa (Robert) Fleming of Huber Heights; three step-great-grandchildren;
one brother, Guy (Lillian) Parrott of Saint Paris; one sister, Clara Sue
(Mark) Perrin of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at Atkins-Shively
Funeral Home, Saint Paris, with the Rev. Doug Flinn of Grafton United
Methodist Church, St. Paris, officiating. Visitation will be held at the
funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. Burial will be in Terre
Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ohio.

DAISY A. WARNER
Daisy A. Warner, 99, of the Claibourne area, died Friday morning, Aug.
12, 2005 at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was co-owner and operator of Warner's Locker in Claibourne for many
years. The locker opened in 1946.
She was an active member of Claibourne United Methodist Church and a
member of its women's society. She was a 4-H advisor for almost 25
years, with the Claibourne Sew-So's and the Merry Munchers. She was a
member of the garden club, and was known throughout the area for her
crochet work, having made many baby outfits and Christmas decorations.
She was proud of the fact that she was able to travel to every state in
the United States.
She was born Feb. 20, 1906, on Swartz Road in Richwood, to the late
William and Lucy Sparks Swartz. On June 7, 1928, at her parents' home
she married Maurice Warner, and he died Aug. 15, 1970. She also was
predeceased by six brothers and sisters, Claud Swartz, Christa Randall
Hastedt, Esther Young, Ethyl Engle, Ethel Wasserbeck and Paul Swartz.
She is survived by two children, Mabel Reese and Charles (Jeanne) Warner
of Richwood; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Michael (Cindy)
Warner and their family Chad and Mark, Eric (Susan) Warner and their
family Alison and Robert, Amanda (Doug) Jenner and their family
Alexandra and Elizabeth, Sally Jo Smith, Konni (Ted) Buskirk and their
daughter Amelia (Mike) Miller and their children Skylar and Aurora, Tim
(Toni) Livingston and their families, Annie (Robert) Brill, and Drew
(Joy) Livingston and their children Gabe, Ella, Aggie and Julie.
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.,
with the Rev. James Ryhal officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church and/or the Ohio 4-H Foundation.

VERA CLEO HERD HOFFMAN
Vera Cleo Herd Hoffman, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Raymond, died
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker and lifetime resident of Union County, she was a former
clerk at Hannam's Grocery in Raymond. A pastor's wife for several years,
she attended Raymond United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading,
corresponding with friends and sending encouraging cards and letters.
 She was a memorabilia collector and followed the Cleveland Indians and
Ohio State basketball. As a youth, she was involved in 4-H and youth
fellowship.
She was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Liberty Township, to the late Don and
Clara Flora Herd. She was predeceased in 2002 by her husband, Charles
Edward Hoffman, whom she married Nov. 24, 1944; and a son-in-law, James
Caryer.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Caryer of Marion; a granddaughter,
Sally Caryer of Marion; two step-grandsons, Keith (Terry) Caryer of
Cleveland Heights, and Randy (Shannon) Caryer of Morral; five
step-great-granddaughters, Christina, Amy, Lauren, Lisa and Margaret
Caryer; several cousins and other relatives; and a supportive friend and
classmate, Sara Montgomery of Raymond.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends one hour before the services.
Michael Barrett will officiate. Graveside services will be held Saturday
at 10:30 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Raymond United Methodist Church or
the American Bible Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DAVID LEE KRAMER
David Lee Kramer, 81, of Zanesfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus after a serious
two-week illness.
A lifetime farmer, Mr. Kramer was a gentleman and a hard working man. He
worked as a brick mason with Knowlton Construction Company in his
younger days and was formerly employed as a tree trimmer with United
Telephone for 12 years. He was a member of the East Liberty Church of
Christ and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was an avid
reader of Westerns and other novels. He enjoyed his wife's cooking,
mowing and taking care of his home place.
He was born Feb. 5, 1924, at home in Rushsylvania to the late Stewart
and Ruth Barber Kramer. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Kathryn Gwynn, in 1982, and three brothers, John, Richard, and Joseph
Kramer.
Survivors include his second wife of nearly 17 years, Mary Richardson
Hatcher Kramer, whom he was married Nov. 12, 1988; three sons, Dennis L.
(Loretta) Kramer, Ray S. (Cheryl) Kramer and Dale A. Kramer, all of
Bellefontaine; a daughter, Elaine (John) Berry of Bellefontaine; a
step-daughter, Doris (Joseph) Carl of Harrod; four grandchildren, Larry
(Amy) Kramer, Lisa (Scott) Nichols, Gina Berry and Kevin Berry; five
great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, Stephanie Carl, Joseph S.
(Cara) Carl, and Heidi Carl; a sister-in-law, Virginia Kramer of
Rushsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jason Robson
officiating. Burial will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty Church of Christ
in care of the funeral home.

ROSEMARY AGNES LEAHEY PAYTON
Rosemary Agnes Leahey Payton, 83, of Marysville and formerly of
Kettering and Xenia, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Heartland of
Marysville.
She retired as a sales clerk from J. C. Penney at the Dayton Mall. A
homemaker, she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in
Marysville and a former member of Ascension Catholic Church in
Kettering. As a resident of "The Retreat," she participated in the
breakfast club since moving to Marysville in 1997.
She was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Xenia to the late John and Mabel Shaw
Leahey. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph H. Payton in 1990; a
son, David Payton; and a grandson, Jason Lange.
She is survived by her children, Dee (Jim) Wimmers of Marysville, Ron
(Norma) Payton of Indiana, Larry (Becky) Payton of Texas, Cheryl (Rick)
Schirtzinger of Georgia, Lynn (Tom) Presser of Indian Lake, Kathy
Buckley of Texas and John Payton of Georgia; 30 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph (Sara) Leahey of
Centerville, and Jack Leahey of California.
 The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Underwood Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday
at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. David
Poliafico will officiate and burial will be in St. Brigid Catholic
Cemetery in Xenia.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice.

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

KATHRYN MARIE CROPP
Kathryn Marie Cropp, 89, of Marysville and formerly of Columbus, died
unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 7, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
A homemaker, she was a special aunt to her nieces and nephews, enjoyed
working outdoors and was especially proud of her tomato plant and her
pumpkin.
She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Columbus, to the late Burl D. and
Margaret Hubman Mapes. She married Robert Cropp on March 5, 1942, in
Columbus. He preceded her in death on May 30, 1998. She was also
preceded in death by three sisters, Marge Mapes, Dorothy Feasel and
Helen Cline.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth (Lawrence) Lint of New Martinsville, W.
Va.; two nieces, Kathy (Dick) Brake of Marysville and Lucinda (Roger)
Kirk of Columbus; four nephews, Richard (Marilyn) Gould of Marysville,
Lary (Kathy) Cline of Broadway, John (Marge) Lint of Rhode Island, and
James (Carol) Lint of Amanda.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the
Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the
Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
Program in care of the funeral home.


TROY LEMASTER
 Troy Lemaster, 85, of Paintsville, Ky., and formerly of the Milford
Center and Marysville areas, died Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2005, at the
Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville.
A former security officer with the Wallace-Murray Co., he enjoyed good
food and socializing with his friends at the Windsor Manor Community
Center at lunchtime.
He was born April 1, 1920, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Thomas J.
and Lillie Crislip Lemaster.  He was married to the former Betty Estep
who preceded him in death in 1967.
Survivors include his daughters, Alice Stambaugh of Paintsville, and
Lillie M. (William D.) Stambaugh of Sitka, Ky; five grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Gladys Davison of South
Shore, Ky.
Friends may call at the Ingram Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A
graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. William C. Jones officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
Program in care of the funeral home.

WALTER W. BYWATER
Walter W. Bywater, 88, of Marysville died Friday evening, Aug. 5, 2005,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by his children.
He was retired from farming. A simple man, he devoted his life to his
family, his church, and his farming. He was a longtime member of Trinity
Lutheran Church, a former member of Farm Bureau, and a former director
of S.C.S.
Mr. Bywater was born on the family farm on Route 31 north of Marysville
on July 3, 1917, to the late Arthur F. and Aline Hazen Bywater. He
married the former Ruth M. Wuertz Oct. 1, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran
Church, and she preceded him in death May 23, 2000. His only sister,
Elsie Bywater Allison, also preceded him in death July 5, 1980.
 He is survived by his children, Gene (Diane) Bywater of Shenandoah
Junction, W. Va., and Marilyn L. (William) Roades, Ronald P. Bywater,
and Linda K. (Darryl) Watson, all of Marysville; grandchildren, Caroline
(Tony) Mayer, Richard Bywater, Jennifer (John) Cook, Brent (Julie)
Bywater, Michele (Isaac) Kirk III, Melissa (Jaime) Leiter, Mike
(Chasity) Watson and Troy Watson; great-grandchildren, Abby and Paige
Mayer, Jeffery and Natasha Leiter, Toby and Trevor Bywater, Emma Cook
and Liandra Watson; in-laws, Victor and Janet Wuertz of Marion, Bob and
Ruth Wuertz of Edison, Mary and Tex Beekman of Centerburg, Virginia
Wuertz, Bev Wuertz, Anne Wuertz, all of Maryville, Elsie Wuertz of
Columbus, and Gene Allison of Lenoir City, Tenn.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev.
Carl Roepke officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, with
Mr. Bywater's grandchildren serving as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.



ALTA MAE KANDEL FOULK
 Alta Mae Kandel Foulk, 77, of Marysville, died Friday evening, Aug. 5,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
 She was a homemaker and an avid bowler. She will be remembered for
having an enjoyable sense of humor.
She was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Milford Center, to the late Ralph M. and
Lulu F. Leach Connolly. Twice married, she also was preceded in death by
her husbands, Harold Kandel and Donald Foulk.
She is survived by her children, Paul H. (Kay) Howard and James H.
(Cindy) Kandel of Marysville, and Cindy (Joe) Thornburg of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; a step-daughter, Barbara (Les) Parker of Marysville;
seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles E.
(Charlene) Connolly of Milford Center; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. Jack Knox
officiating.  The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 1
p.m. until service time.
 Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables in care of Ingram
Funeral Home, which is completing the arrangements.


STEVEN THOMAS "BONES" HAMILTON
Steven Thomas "Bones" Hamilton, 54, of Richwood, died Wednesday, Aug. 3,
2005 at Doctors West Hospital in Columbus.
Mr. Hamilton was a construction worker. He was a member of the Waldo
Fish and Game Club and Hardin County Coon Hunters Club.
He was born Nov. 1, 1950, in Marion, to John T. Hamilton Jr. and Ethel
M. Stansbery Hamilton. His father is deceased and his mother, now Ethel
Kuba, survives. He also is predeceased by a sister, Sue Fields.
Also surviving is a daughter, Hope (Aaron) Tipton and their four
children of Arizona, and another daughter, Angie; five brothers, Scott
(Tina) Hamilton, Mitchell (Anna) Ross and Ted (Patricia) Reynolds, all
of Richwood, Randy (Melanie) Ross and Tom (Candee) Reynolds of Marion;
three sisters, Judy A. (Samuel) Wiford of Parks, Ariz., Janet I. (Jim)
Hazelett of Elyria, and Sandra K. (Charles) Brown of Richwood; and
several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, with Dean Henderson officiating. The family will receive
friends two hours before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.


HALLIE ROBERTA JORDAN
Hallie Roberta Jordan, 83, of Valley Hi, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
Her family remembers her as an excellent cook and a caring homemaker and
loving mother. She was a member of the Goshen Friends Church, where she
was involved in vacation Bible school and Friends Missionaries, and the
Garden Club of Richwood, Ohio and Springfield, Colo.
 She was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Woodford County, Ky., the daughter of
the late Clarence C. and Sarah M. (Utterback) Coyle. She also was
preceded in death by her husband, Willard A. Jordan; four sisters,
Annabelle Patterson, Alene Harding, Eleanor Coyle and Phoebe Howard;
four brothers, Virgil Coyle, Wheeler Coyle, Clarence Caywood Coyle and
Vernon Caywood Coyle; and one grandson, Jeff Jordan.
She is survived by seven sons, Michael A. (Sue) Jordan of Valley Hi,
Paul S. (Billie) Jordan of Richwood, Phillip C. (Cheryl) Jordan of
Norton, Lee A. (Teresa) Jordan of Valley Hi, Terry Jordan of Marion,
Roger E. (Amy) Jordan of Buena Park, Calif., and John (Sherri) Jordan of
Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Maggie Lou Finnell of Lexington, Ky.; 10
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
at the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory, Highland Chapel, West
Liberty, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Evangelical Friends Missions.

Condolences may be expressed at www.littletonandrue.com.

FRANCES DODGE
Frances Dodge died July 28, 2005, in Tucson, Ariz.
She had several different jobs over the years, working in retail and
accounting. She enjoyed people and was a good listener. She especially
enjoyed her bridge buddies. She was an avid crossword puzzle worker and
was interested in all the "little things" of life. She enjoyed her last
years at the assisted living section of Devon Gables.
She was born May 28, 1919, on a farm near Logan, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Thomas J. Dodge; a
sister, Alice Hamilton; and a brother, George Van Atta.
She is survived by a daughter, Jonnie (Max) Cohen of Tucson; a
granddaughter, Joan (Edward) Kim; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Kim of
South Pasadena, Calif.; a brother, Glenn H. (Coletta) Van Atta of
Huntington, W.Va.; nephews Wayne of Marysville, Leland of Plain City,
and Daniel Dodge of Radnor; and her sister-in-law and friend forever,
Betty Jane Dodge of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 in the Devon Gables
Arizona Room. Memorial contributions may be made to the National
Parkinson Foundation. Heather Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

HELEN LUCILLE MAY
Helen Lucille May, 87, of Richwood, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at her
residence.
She was a homemaker and also worked at Ranco Inc. as a press operator.
She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Union County to the late Leroy E. and
Edna Potts Tanner. Her husband, Howard L. May, whom she married Oct. 4,
1946, died Nov. 8, 1992. She also was preceded in death by a son, Roland
E. "Pete" Erwin; a daughter, Mary Lou Erwin; a grandson; and a brother,
Harvey Tanner.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Adams of South Point; three
sons, James E. (Bonnie) Erwin and Jerry E. (Teresa) Erwin of Columbus,
and Robert L. (Nancy) May of Richwood; 17 grandchildren; 31
great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Clifford Tanner and Louis (Mary) Tanner of Richwood, and Richard Tanner
of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

MARY L. ARMENTROUT MACFARLAND
Mary L. Armentrout MacFarland, 79, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at
Community Hospital, Springfield.
She was retired from Goodyear Marysville.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925, to the late Henry and Daisy Shipp
Armentrout. She also was preceded in death by a twin brother, Marion;
brother Byron; sister Eleanor Courter; two infant brothers; her first
husband, Gerald Huffman; and her second husband, Harold MacFarland.
She is survived by a son, Thomas (Patty) Huffman, a daughter, Betty Jean
(Clarence) Bond, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, all of
Springfield; a brother, Robert Armentrout of Marysville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Family visitation will be held Monday at noon with a memorial service to
follow at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, 2105 Kenton St., Springfield. Burial
will be at a later date.
Jones Kenny Zeckman Funeral Home, Springfield, is in charge of
arrangements.

MARTHA L. HILL BATES
Martha L. Hill Bates, 99, of Friendship Village, Dublin, died Tuesday
evening, Aug. 2, 2005, at the Friendship Village Health Center.
She was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church for 37
years. She served in the Office of Strategic Services (a predecessor to
the CIA) in India and Germany during World War II. After the war she
taught school in Elkhart, Ind., and Marion, Ohio.
She enjoyed traveling the country, often to attend classes to further
her own education. Her zest for life kept her traveling well into her
80s.
She was born Aug. 31, 1905, in Union County, to the late Sherman Peter
and Deborah Parks Hill. In 1966 she married Wilbur Bates in the Epworth
United Methodist Church in Marion. He died in May of 1993. She also was
preceded in death by a brother.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Katherine Hill
of Marion, Charles Hill of Dublin, Pauline Orr of Columbus, and Richard
Hill of Greenville; one step-son, Bernard Bates of West Mansfield; and
one step-daughter, Inez Branham of Florida.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, with Pastor David R. Wilson officiating. Burial will be
in York Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

DAVID ALLEN COSAND
David Allen Cosand, 64, of West Liberty, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
Mr. Cosand graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained further
art training in New York. He taught art in the Cleveland Public Schools
and used photography extensively in his art work.
He was a loving father and his great joy was his grandchildren.
He was born Oct. 25, 1940, to Earl A. and Margaret A. Stanley Cosand. He
was preceded in death by his mother.
He is survived by his father of West Liberty; his wife, Judy Edinger
Cosand; two daughters, Ilse (Aaron) Olson of Dawson, Minn., and Heida
(Brandon) Carey of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Hunter,
Gavin, Micah and Levi; and a first cousin and his caregiver Patricia
(Gary) Phillips of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Goshen Friends
Church in Zanesfield, with the Revs. Fred Clogg and Fred Kensler
officiating. Burial will be in Zanesfield Cemetery. Visiting hours will
be one hour before the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Retirement Center,
West Liberty.
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of arrangements.

CLAUDE ELLISON MATHERS
Claude Ellison Mathers, 96, a lifetime resident of Union County, died
suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, in the emergency room at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
He was a longtime grain and livestock farmer and former owner of the
Unionville Hardware store in Unionville Center. He was also a sales
clerk at Gugel Hardware and Cogswell Hardware stores in Marysville. He
retired in the mid 1970s from the Union County Engineer's Department,
where he worked for county road and bridge maintenance. He also worked
as a security guard at Ranco in Plain City. Even in his 90s, his work
ethic was his most noted characteristic.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, tending to his peach, apple, plum and
cherry trees, and canned his own fruits and vegetables. A fun loving and
devoted grandfather and a man of deep faith throughout his life, he was
dedicated to his family and friends, offering a helping hand whenever
needed.
He was a former member of Unionville United Methodist Church and
attended Marysville First United Methodist Church. He was a 1929
graduate of New California High School.
He was born July 28, 1909, in Union County, to the late Joseph and Cora
Ellison Mathers. He also was predeceased by his first wife, Laura Belle
Stephens Mathers in 1961; his precious granddaughter, Tami "Imat" in
1984; and two brothers, Lenny and Ernest Mathers.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Alice E. Dodge Mathers, whom he
married Dec. 22, 1983, at New California Presbyterian Church; a
daughter, Pat (Charles) Green of Marysville; a grandson, Dan (Laurie)
Whittington of Marysville; a granddaughter, Glenda (Tony) Sines of
Marysville; four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Megan and Danielle
Whittington and Jesse Sines; a sister-in-law, Esther Mathers of
Marysville; a step-son, Harold (Michelle) Douglass of Dublin; a
step-daughter, Donna (Tom) Stumbaugh of Ostrander; a step-granddaughter,
Audrey Douglass; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Elizabeth) Dodge and
David (Ann) Dodge, both of Florida; mother-in-law, Audrey Dodge of
Florida; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Marysville First
United Methodist Church, where the family will receive friends one hour
prior to the service. The Rev. Richard A. Teller will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
Marysville First United Methodist Church or Billy Graham Ministries.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.