Archived Obituaries December 2005


WILLIAM J. ANDERSON
William J. Anderson, 64, of Marysville, formerly of Logansport, Ind.,
died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at his home after a long illness.
He was a self-employed importer of novelty items after being discharged
from the military. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force in the early
1960s.
He was born May 17, 1941, in Logansport, Ind., and was predeceased by
his father, Everett Anderson and his mother, Dorothea Anderson Coffman.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Charmaine B. Johnson Anderson,
whom he married May 27, 1981, in Dayton; a daughter, Beth (Steve)
Spurling of Woodstock; two sons, Stewart (Billiejo) Anderson of
Bellefontaine, and Joe (Brandi) Anderson of Marysville; and nine
grandchildren, Erica, Alex, Caleb, Tara, Casey, Brent, Brandon, Jake and
Jalyn.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the
Ronald McDonald House or Heifer Project International in care of the
funeral home.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home. Condolences
may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM ROLLIE DEVINE
William Rollie Devine, 47, of Bellefontaine, died unexpectedly this week
in Bellefontaine.
A 1977 West Liberty High School graduate, he was employed at Honda Mfg.
in Anna, on the production staff. He also was involved with Honda
Emergency Services as a firefighter and EMTA. He coached his daughters'
softball and soccer teams.
He was born Nov. 29, 1958, in West Lafayette, Ind., to the late Dale and
Nancy Collins Devine.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Blevins Devine, whom he married
April 16, 1994, in Bellefontaine; a son, Jason Devine, who is stationed
in Iraq; two daughters, Ashley and Heather Devine of the home; a
brother, Rick (Deanne) Devine of Hamilton; and a sister, Cathy (Bill)
Kravick of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home in West Liberty, where a private memorial service will be
held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Chuck Temple officiating. Burial
will be at Fairview-West Liberty Cemetery, West Liberty.

MARY D. FRY
Mary D. Fry, 89, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 27,
2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was a member of Big Darby Baptist Church and a Past Worthy Matron of
the Order of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 in Plain City.
She was an avid sewer and quilter who loved Ohio State University
athletics.
She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Marion County, to the late Jonathan Guy
and Ocie Rush Hoffman. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Royal Lewis "Ben" Fry in 1998; three sisters, Jessie Raymond, Wanda
Shark and Ellen Speyer; and three brothers, Robert Hoffman, Edgar
Hoffman and Melvin Hoffman.
She is survived by her children, John (Jean) Fry formerly of Hilliard,
and Marianne Fry of Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Jack Fry of
Columbus, Jill (Bill) Hollon of Scottsdale, Ariz., Janise (Andrew Turso)
Fry of Columbus, Jonathan (Cynthia ) Fry of Valparaiso, Ind., Kimberly
(Shane) O'Brien of Deham Springs, La., and Cody Albright of Baton Rouge,
La.; great-grandchildren, Chrissy Marie Fry, Sara O'Brien, Keelyn
O'Brien and Cameron O'Brien; two brothers, Frank Hoffman and Max
Hoffman, both of Marion; and two sisters, Sarah Haynes of Kenton, and
Jeanette Jacobs of Reserve, La.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10
a.m. at Big Darby Baptist Church, 6921 Plain City-Georgesville Road,
Plain City, with Pastor George Miller and the deceased's nephew, Pastor
David Hoffman, officiating. Burial will be at Price Cemetery, Richwood.

OLISSA ANNE ISAACS
Olissa Anne Isaacs, 16 months, of Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005,
from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
She enjoyed music, dancing and making people happy; she was an
all-around happy baby.
She was born Aug. 20, 2004, in Marysville, the daughter of Samuel L.
Herron and Dawn M. Isaacs Barnard. She was preceded in death by an
uncle, Terry Isaacs.
She is survived by her father, Samuel L. (Mary) Herron of Woodstock; her
mother, Dawn M. Barnard of Woodstock; her step-father, Gary Barnard of
Columbus; grandparents, Terry and Laurene Isaacs of Woodstock, Otis and
Martha Herron of Mechanicsburg, and Tina and Joe Koruda of Milford
Center; great-grandparents, James and Kathy Stiffler of Centerville;
great-grandmother, Doris Fish of Arizona; three sisters, Rita Monnin of
Oak Hills, Miranda Herron of Marysville, and Michelle Isaacs of
Woodstock; four brothers, Ben Herron of Oak Hills, and Joseph Isaacs,
Timothy Barnard and Christopher Barnard, all of Woodstock; several aunts
and uncles; and numerous other cousins and relatives.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday from 1 to 3 and 4
to 7 p.m. at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Victory
Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union, 245 Townsend St., North
Lewisburg, with the Rev. Carl E. Spain Jr. officiating. Burial will
follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity in
the deceased's name.

JOYCE E. JENNINGS
Joyce E. Jennings, 65, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at
Doctors Hospital.
She was originally from Chelsea, Mich., but spent most of her life in
Columbus. She worked at Sears Distribution for more than 30 years. She
was very active volunteering for Meals on Wheels and leading a support
group for the American Diabetes Association. She was a member of the
Grove City Church of The Nazarene and enjoyed the WOW church group for
women. She also enjoyed being outdoors and photography, especially
taking pictures of her family.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Russell Jennings Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Russell; a daughter, Janet
Jennings; stepsons, Ronald (Georgia Ann), Robert (Jayne Gayle), and
Randel (Pam) Jennings of Marysville; grandchildren, Heather Serafini,
Zachary (Annette), Luke (Shauna), Lana (Bryan) and Jason Jennings,
Amanda (Danny) Plummer, Russell Jennings III and Sarah Jennings; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schoedinger-Norris
Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be
held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Owen Stotts officiating.
Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Association.

E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at
www.schoedinger.com.

PATRICIA J. THOMAS ROSS
Patricia J. Thomas Ross, 59, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Grant Medical Center after a courageous battle
with multiple myeloma.
She was of the Catholic faith and a 1964 graduate of Bishop Hartley High
School. She was a former associate of Columbus Parts Supply, OSI and
Railvan. A former corrections officer at the Ohio Reformatory for Women,
she also worked at Timber Lanes, Rosemary's Hallmark and Denison
Hydraulics in Marysville, and was co-owner of P's Tee's and Designs.
She took pride in making beautiful arts and crafts and traveled
throughout Ohio to craft shows. She had a great passion for flower
gardening, bird watching and enjoyed helping with the open class
projects and bake sale at the Union County Fair.
She was a diehard Pittsburgh Steeler fan and enjoyed Pink Floyd and a
good poker game. She was especially known for her sense of humor and
laughter and "never met a stranger." A loving mother, grandmother,
sister and friend, she will be sadly missed and kept in the hearts of
everyone who knew her.
She was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Columbus, to the late Frank Halsey and
Dorothy Marie Thompson Thomas. She also was predeceased by an infant
son, William J. Ross.
She is survived by a loving son, Brian M. (Lori Bowersmith) Thomas and
two grandchildren, Brandi Marie and Tyler Michael Thomas, all of
Columbus; a devoted sister and "favorite" brother-in-law, Carol and Al
Cogossi; a step-nephew, Tony (Niki) Cogossi; a step-niece, Lexi Cogossi;
a step-mother, Berniece Thomas; and other relatives, including Joy
(Allen) Smith and Tom Reese. Also surviving are her "extended" family,
Pam and Annie Moore, with whom she resided, Ruthann, Larry, Crystal,
John, Michael, David, Amanda, Joshua, Jake, John David and Andrea Ropp,
Steven Moore, Michelle and Arron Reed, Davene and Elmer Keen, Mary and
Jack Jenkins, Pat Bowersmith, Rick Bowersmith, Jeanne Reed, Brian
Bowersmith, Kim and Brian Burkhart, Greg Moore, Gary Davidson, Steve and
Rosie Sundre, Cheryl Martin, Steve and Sue Loebs, Billy and Everett
Humble, Rod and Rynecia Norris; and her loving physicians, Dr. Tim
Moore, Needia and staff and Dr. Stanley McCloy.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be announced. Burial will be at
St. Joseph Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET OTTE MACKAN
 Margaret Otte Mackan, 94, longtime Marysville resident, died Tuesday
morning, Dec. 27, 2005, at Altercare of Nobles Pond in Canton, after a
brief illness.
She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught locally at Marysville
Public Schools and in the Fairbanks School District at Milford Center
and Unionville Center.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church of Marysville, a
graduate of Miami University at Oxford, and a member of Delta Delta
Delta Sorority.
She was born May 28, 1911, in Marysville, to the late Walter M. and
Laura Ruprecht Otte. She was married July 24, 1936, to Alfred Joseph
Mackan. He also preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1998.
She is survived by their children, Sharon (Henry) Massenburg of Half
Moon Bay, Calif., Michael (Karen) Mackan of Canton, and John (Lisa)
Mackan of Murphy, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
At her request, there will be no services or calling hours. Condolences
to the family may be sent in care of Ingram Funeral Home, which is
completing arrangements.

JEFF ALAN SABINS
Jeff Alan Sabins, 76, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the emergency room of Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
An associate of Standard Oil Company for 25 years, he owned and operated
Sabins Sohio at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets in Marysville
from 1958 to 1970.
He was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church for more
than 50 years. An avid bridge player and member of the American Contract
Bridge League, he earned a Life Master title. He was a former member and
past president of Marysville Lions Club. A 1947 graduate of New Dover
High School, he served as alumni president and secretary for several
years.
He was born Dec. 31, 1928, at the family home in Millcreek Township, to
the late Fred Alford and Lottie Edwards Sabins. He was predeceased in
1969 by his first wife, Marian Irene McCracken Sabins; a sister, Ruth
Thompson; two brothers, Wray and Carl Sabins; a grandson, Jarrid Grams;
and a son-in-law, Gene Somerlot.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gertrude "Gert" Sabins, whom he
married March 29, 1970; his children, Kathy (Rick) Lewis of Thornville,
Charles (Marla) Sabins of Frankfort, Ky., Kevin Sabins of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Sheila (Jack) Grams of Plymouth, Minn., and Linda
Somerlot of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Jeff, Tim, Kiersten, Keili,
Travis, Jessi, Joshua, Joseph and Timothy; five great-grandsons; two
sisters, Jean Griffith of Richwood, and Lois (Jack) Holton of
Marysville; two brothers, Fred Sabins of Arizona, and Ivan (Mary Lou)
Sabins of Urbana; and a sister-in-law, Helen Sabins of Columbus.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Marysville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scot Ocke
officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service. A luncheon will follow at the Burnside Family Life Center.
Private burial will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist
Church or Minnesota Special Olympics in care of the funeral home.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

STEPHEN W. BLACK
 Stephen W. Black, 44, of Marysville, and formerly of the Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla. area, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was an offset printer operator and owned his own business in Ft.
Lauderdale.
He was a graduate of Fairbanks High School and was a longtime member of
the Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale, where he was actively involved
with community youth ministries that counseled teenagers about the
hazards of drug and alcohol abuse.
He was born Dec. 14, 1961, in Marysville, to Scotty W. Black and Wilma
Williams Black, both of Marysville.
He is also survived by his stepmother, Elizabeth Ann Black, also of
Marysville; a brother, Wayne S. Black, and a sister, Whitney McKitrick,
both of Marysville; stepbrothers and sisters, Pat (Wendy) Decker and
Kelly Decker, both of Jeffersonville, Terry Decker and Mike Decker, both
of Columbus, Jody Decker of Tampa, Fla., and Debbie (Steve) Williams of
St. Joe, Mich.; nieces and nephews, Colton Black, Ashley McKitrick,
Mistie and Samantha Gibson, Clinton, Jerrob, Brody and Brentlyn Decker,
Aubrey (Michael) Kemplinger, Dillon and Kellyjo Decker, Kyle and Nick
Decker, John and Angelina Williams and Ashley Green; a great-niece and
-nephew, Keera and Cyrus Kemplinger; maternal step-grandmother,
Elizabeth Ramey; and many aunts and uncles.
A memorial service was held today at Ingram Funeral Home with the Rev.
Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. A
gathering of family and friends preceded the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity of the donor in
care of the funeral home.


CAROLINE ANN "MOM" DELLINGER
Caroline Ann "Mom" Dellinger, 69, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a member of the
Marysville First English Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time at
her home and loved watching cooking shows. Her greatest joy came when
surrounded by her family.
She was born June 9, 1936, in Delaware, to the late Edgar and Evah
McAllister Holycross. She married Lutrelle Dellinger on May 12, 1957,
and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1997. She also was preceded in
death by a son-in-law, Jim Wagner, and a granddaughter, Tara King.
Survivors include five daughters, Evah (Jeff) Conn, Gail (Kevin) Reames,
Katharine Wagner, Carolyn Hinterschied and Jennifer (Toby) Stebbing, all
of Marysville; a son, Richard Dellinger and his girlfriend, Terri
Gansheimer of Marysville; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Richard Holycross of Florida.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home
with the Rev. Scott Salee of Mechanicsburg Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Calling hours
will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

SARAH KATHRYN "KATHY" SHUCK DEMCHAK
Sarah Kathryn "Kathy" Shuck Demchak, 63, of Marysville, died Friday,
Dec. 23, 2005, at her home.
For 28 years, she taught English and speech in grades seven through 12
at Marysville schools. She was also a substitute teacher and private
tutor for five years following her retirement.
She received a bachelor's degree from Otterbein College and took her
first teaching position in Parma Heights for two years before coming to
Marysville.
She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville, where she was presently serving as a Ruling Elder and was a
former Deacon. She sang in the church choir for many years.
A member and former president of Woman's Parliament, she was also a past
member of OCCL Mother's Study, a member of the Union County Retired
Teachers Association and the Ohio State Retired Teachers Association.
She enjoyed golfing and participated in various golf leagues over the
years at Timber Trails, Timberview and Marysville Golf Clubs.
She was born March 14, 1942, in Mauston, Wis., to the late Emerson C.
and Sarah LeGrand Beidleman Shuck.
She is survived by a son, Eric John (Wendy) Demchak of Marysville; four
granddaughters, Alyssa, Abigayle, Adelyn and Amberly; a brother, William
C. (Lynn) Shuck of Maryland; two sisters, Melinda (Hal) Sautter of
Washington, and Jane Johnson of Wisconsin; two aunts, Ruthanna Robertson
of Findlay, and Marilyn (Robert) Beattie of Bowling Green; nieces and
nephews, Laurie, Jennifer, Malinda, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, Andrew, Gary
and Steven; several cousins, including Dr. James Robertson of Findlay;
and many loving relatives and friends, including her former husband,
David Demchak of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Court streets, Marysville. The Rev. Dr.
Thomas J. Mori will officiate. Internment will be held at a later date
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Kathryn Demchak Memorial
Scholarship in care of the Union County Foundation or the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JOHN EDWARD WOODRUM
John Edward Woodrum, 65, of West Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005,
at the Ohio State University Medical Center East after an extended
illness.
He was a self-employed truck driver for more than 25 years. A member of
the West Mansfield United Methodist Church, he also was a member of the
West Mansfield Conservation Club and the Raymond Newton Lodge No. 249
F&AM.
He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and the West Virginia
Mountaineers and his CB handle was "Ole Mountaineer." He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, and trapping and dearly loved his family.
He was born Feb. 10, 1940, in Wyden, W. Va., to the late John T. and
Geraldine Lloyd Woodrum. He also was preceded in death by his first
wife, Maxine Litteral Woodrum, on April 22, 1982; an infant brother,
Jackie Woodrum; and a grandson, Isaac Woodrum.
Survivors include his second wife, Beverly Fox Woodrum, to whom he was
married on Dec. 30, 1984, by the Rev. Rozelle Sattler; two sons, Dwight
Woodrum of Ashland, Ky., and John E. Woodrum II of Marysville; two
stepdaughters, Rosanne (Steve) Robinson of Richwood, and Nikki (Ken)
Rogers of Belle Center; three grandchildren, Christine and Maisey
Woodrum and Kelly Wilson; four sisters, Metta Hildreth of North
Lewisburg, Regina (Ken) Furlong of West Mansfield, and Sonja Brown and
Dina (David) Dague, all of Lakeview; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev. David Wilson officiating.
Burial will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery. Calling hours will
be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where a Masonic
memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Dave Furlong, Jim Furlong, Travis Dague, Mark
Hildreth, Scott Hildreth and David LeVan. Honorary pallbearers will be
Kenny Furlong and Charles Litteral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

MARY BURROUGHS
Mary Burroughs, 67, of North Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Dec. 21, 2005, at her residence.
She was last employed as a cook at Honda. She loved working in the
garden and growing flowers.
She was born March 24, 1938, in Maysville, Ky., the daughter of Aaron
and Margaret Ruark Sartin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Howard W. Burroughs, and a brother, Jim.
She is survived by a son, Steve (Melissa) Walker of North Lewisburg; a
daughter, Gloria Reisinger of Dallas; three grandsons, Tyler Walker and
Josh and Jeremy Reisinger; brothers and sisters, Charles, Henry, Cuba,
Alice and Deloris; and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home,
with the Rev. Kathy Rieff officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

SARAH KATHRYN "KATHY" SHUCK DEMCHAK
Sarah Kathryn "Kathy" Shuck Demchak, 63, of Marysville, died Friday,
Dec. 23, 2005, at her home.
For 28 years, she taught English and Speech in grades 7 through 12 for
Marysville schools. She was also a substitute teacher and private tutor
for five years following her retirement.
She received a bachelor's degree from Otterbein College and took her
first teaching position in Parma Heights for two years before coming to
Marysville.
She was a long-time member of The First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville, where she was presently serving as a Ruling Elder and was a
former Deacon. She sang in the church choir for many years.
A member and former president of Woman's Parliament, she was also a past
member of OCCL Mother's Study, a member of the Union County Retired
Teachers Association and the Ohio State Retired Teachers Association.
She enjoyed golfing and participated in various golf leagues over the
years at Timber Trails, Timberview and Marysville Golf Clubs.
She was born March 14, 1942 in Mauston, Wisconsin to the late Emerson C.
and Sarah LeGrand Beidleman Shuck.
She is survived by a son, Eric John (Wendy) Demchak of Marysville; four
granddaughters, Alyssa, Abigayle, Adelyn and Amberly; a brother, William
C. (Lynn) Shuck of Maryland; two sisters, Melinda (Hal) Sautter of
Washington and Jane Johnson of Wisconsin; two aunts, Ruthanna (Richard)
Robertson of Findlay and Marilyn (Robert) Beattie of Bowling Green;
nieces and nephews, Laurie, Jennifer, Malinda, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth,
Andrew, Gary and Steven; several cousins, including Dr. James Robertson
of Findlay; and many loving relatives and friends, including her former
husband, David Demchak of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at The First
Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Court Streets, Marysville. Rev. Dr.
Thomas J. Mori will officiate.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Underwood
Funeral Home.
Interment will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Kathryn Demchak Memorial
Scholarship in care of the Union County Foundation or the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROSELLA JORDAN
Rosella Jordan, 71, of Prospect, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at home
after a three-year illness.
She was born June 10, 1934 in Plain City to the late Dana and Ethel
(Hennis) Cameron.
She was a homemaker who loved caring for her family, including her 31
foster children. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
Prospect, Katherine Luther Circle, Child Conservation League, Prospect
Senior Citizens and the Verne I. Mounts American Legion Auxiliary.
On July 16, 1949, she married Richard Thomas Jordan, who died Jan. 10,
2003.
She is survived by three sons, Murl Dana (Donna) Jordan, Prospect; Mark
Richard (Brenda) Jordan, Prospect; and Michel Thomas Jordan, Findlay;
one daughter, Marilyn Leona (Daylon) Van Gundy, Prospect; one brother,
Howard (Doris) Cameron, Plain City; three sisters, Lamont Johnson,
Reynoldsburg;  Betty Almendinger, Prospect; and Annabelle Cameron,
Prospect; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the
St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Russell Makant officiating. Burial
will be in Prospect Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect on
Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady Memorial
Hospital, 561 West Central Avenue, Delaware, Ohio, 43015 or the American
Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga., 30368-2454.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

Karol D. Mullins
Karol D. Mullins, age 67, of Marysville left this home for a better home
in heaven on Thursday, December 22, 2005, at her residence with her
husband and family at her side following a courageous battle against
cancer. Mrs. Mullins died on her 48th Wedding Anniversary, and her
husband was faithfully by her side throughout her illness until the
Angels came to take her home.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was baptized into Christ on the victorious day of June 23, 1973 and
was a faithful member of the Little Angel Church of the Old Regular
Baptist Church in Groveport. Karol was devoted to the Lord and
considered her son and grandchildren her earthly blessings. She took
great comfort in the passage from John 14:1,2 "In My Father's house are
many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you that where I am, there ye
may be also."
She was born March 15, 1938, in Canada, Kentucky, to Charles Vernon and
Darlene Blackburn Crigger. She was preceded in death by her father.
Along with her mother, who survives in Sidney, KY, she is survived by
her devoted husband of 48 years, Arnold Mullins, to whom she was married
on December 22, 1957, in Canada, KY, by Elder Charlie Johnson; a son,
Craig (Elizabeth) Mullins, Marysville; two grandsons, Jacob Arnold &
James Michael Mullins; two sisters: Beulah (Bennie) Slone, Woodstock,
GA; and Kathy (Woody) Larder, Sidney, KY; many nieces, nephews, and
cousins, and her church family.
Services will be held Monday, December 26th, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. at the
Little Angel Church, 5733 Saltzgaber Rd., Columbus. Brother Charles
Edwards will officiate. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the time
of the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Union County Cancer Society in care of Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W.
5th St., Marysville, OH 43040 who is serving the family.
Friends may also call beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27th,
2005, at Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Kentucky, where a service will
be held at 7:00 p.m.  A service will also be held on Wednesday, December
28th, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church
with burial following at the Morris-Mullins Cemetery near Sidney,
Kentucky.

CHRISTINA JANE TOSSEY
Christina Jane Tossey, 34, of Dayton, formerly of Marysville, died
Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.
She was born Nov. 26, 1971, in Japan, to Kikuyo and Nathan Brooks.
She is survived by her loving husband, Brett and their son Paul; her
mother and father; two sisters, Sophia and Kathleen; and numerous family
members.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Conner & Koch Funeral
Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, where funeral services will be held
Friday at noon. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.ConnerandKoch.com.

CLYDE DAVID HICKS
Clyde David Hicks, 58, of Marysville, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at
Riverside Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness.
He retired in 1999 after 23 years as a corrections officer at the Ohio
Reformatory for Women. A 1966 graduate of Marysville High School, he was
of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served
in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 3320 and Union Post 79 of the
American Legion.
A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, he enjoyed hunting
and fishing and was an Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and
Cleveland Indians fan. Most of all, he enjoyed socializing with family
and friends.
He was born July 24, 1947, in Rosedale, and was predeceased by his
mother, Bernice Conkle; a daughter, Kimberly Anne; a brother, Raymond
Burton; and a sister-in-law, Joy Conkle.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Theresa Anne Maher Hicks; two
daughters, Melisa (Brian) Guth of Delaware, and Andrea Elizabeth Hicks
at home; a granddaughter, Erin Guth; three brothers, John (Nancy) Howard
of Marysville, Roy (Mary) Burton of Milford Center, and Jim Conkle of
Marysville; his mother- and father-in-law, Edward and Linda Maher;
nieces and nephews, Lesley (Aaron) Kay, Sara Edwards, Rita Howard, Kim
(Tim) Morley, Susan Kriel, Helena (Todd) Cain, Becky Compton and Roy
Burton Jr.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Roy Burton officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery
beside his daughter. Military honors will be provided by the Union
County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Jim Conkle, John Howard, Roy Burton Jr., Brian Guth,
Roger Schilling and Wetzel Nelson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave
Marshall, J. R. Spain and Tim Cantrell.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN FREDRICK SHORT
John Fredrick Short, 81, of North Lewisburg, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He retired from Dennison Hydraulics in Marysville, and he attended the
Monroe Community Church in Pickrelltown. During his later years he
unselfishly took care of his beloved wife, Sylvia.
He was born May 25, 1924, in Logan County, the son of the late Clay and
Lena Zacharias Short. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia
Eubanks Short; a daughter, Mary L. Blanton; and three brothers, Denver,
Harold and Bud.
He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Rister; a grandson, Matthew L.
(Kiesha) Warner, and two great-grandsons, Zachary and Jacob, all of
North Lewisburg; a sister-in-law, Ruth Short of Bellefontaine;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas (Beverly) Eubanks of
Marysville, Rodney (Maggie) Eubanks of Irwin, Jane Dingey of North
Lewisburg, and Barbara (Clarence) Burroughs of Bellefontaine; a special
friend David L. Groves; an ex-son-in-law, Tracy L. Rister; and a sister
and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held at the convenience of the family with burial
in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, was in
charge of arrangements.


CHRISTINA JANE TOSSEY
Christina Jane Tossey, 34, of Dayton, formerly of Marysville, died
Monday, Dec. 19, 2005.
She was born Nov. 26, 1971, in Japan, to Kikuyo and Nathan Brooks.
She is survived by her loving husband, Brett and their son Paul; her
mother and father; two sisters, Sophia and Kathleen; and numerous family
members.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Conner & Koch Funeral
Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, where funeral services will be held
Friday at noon. Burial will be in Bellbrook Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.ConnerandKoch.com.

ROBERT H. BROWN
Robert H. Brown, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Columbus West Park
Nursing Home.
He was a member of Shiloh Chapel in Marysville. Mr. Brown enjoyed going
down to his cabin in Vinton County.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruby Brown; sons, Ken, Mike, and
Paul (Mona) Brown; grandchildren, Angie, Tonya, Shanna, and Mona Lynn;
great-grandchildren, Justin, Logan, Tyler, and Taylor; brothers, John
(Anne), Herb (Lois), and Bill (Dottie) Brown; and other family and
friends.
Calling hours will be today and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, where funeral
services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ed Vinson
officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed via e-mail at
www.schoedinger.com.


LELAN W. KENT
Lelan W. Kent, 92, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday evening, Dec. 18,
2005, in Marysville after a lengthy illness.
He was a retired farmer, a former Ohio Caverns Guide, and a retiree from
the Ohio Department of Corrections. He was a graduate of Mingo High
School and of Moore's Business College.
Mr. Kent was born March 5, 1913, in Union County, to the late Roy and
Hazel Hildreth Kent and had lived most of his life in Champaign County.
He was married to the former Anna Ruth Hall who also preceded him in
death in December, 1980.
He is survived by their children, Carol Ann (David) Speicher of
Marysville, twin sons, Richard (Janice) Kent of West Liberty, and Robert
Kent of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Bob (Janice) Speicher, Susan (Joe)
Edinger, David G. (Tami) Speicher, Steve (Susan) Speicher, Trisha (Mark)
Swartz, Teri Kent, Teresa Kent, John Kent, Jim (Dawn) Kent, Jason
(Melissa) Kent and Jenny (Jerry) Allen; 16 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Maxine Snider of Urbana; and a brother, Donald (Shirley) Kent of
Urbana.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 11 am. to 1 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home with funeral services to be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Richard Teller
will officiate and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg.
 Pallbearers will be Jerry Allen, Mark Swartz, Bob, David, and Steve
Speicher, Joe Edinger, and Jason and Jim Kent. Honorary bearer will be
John Kent.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

JAMES BENJAMIN LAWARRE
James Benjamin LaWarre Sr., 75, of Marysville, died Friday, Dec. 16,
2005, of acute myeloid leukemia at his home surrounded by his loving
family.
He was a 25-year cancer survivor. He was a member of Marysville First
Baptist Church, a former member of New Dover United Methodist Church and
was baptized at Springdale Baptist Church.
An assembler, he was a former associate of Rockwell International and O.
M. Scott and Sons Company. He was a member of the former Buckeye Valley
Lions Club. He enjoyed cooking and will be fondly remembered for his
homemade noodles. He enjoyed ceramics and was a passionate Ohio State
Buckeyes fan. He helped with hospitality dinners at his church and
enjoyed feeding the birds.
He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Kenton, to the late George Benjamin and
Cleo Charlotte Heminger LaWarre and was predeceased by a daughter,
Aprill Ann LaWarre on Dec. 28, 2003, and two brothers, Harold and George
LaWarre.
 He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn Lee LaWarre, whom he
married July 28, 1951, in Marysville, at the parsonage of the Rev. E. J.
Goedeking; his mother-in-law, Ruby Beal Lee LaWarre of Marysville; his
children, Ben (Cindy) LaWarre of Marysville, Kathy (Lary) Cline of
Broadway, and Sheila (Rick) Kuba of West Mansfield; six grandchildren
Heather (Ed) Lowe of Marysville, Joel (Sharon) LaWarre of Morrow, Kyle
Kuba of East Liberty, Joey Kuba of California, and Ameena LaWarre and
Kathy Burton of Marysville; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Emma
Lowe and Alex LaWarre; two step-great-grandchildren, Larry and Amber
Burton; a brother, Frank LaWarre of Springfield; four sisters, Mary
Ormeroid of Marysville, Edna Reel and Betty Montgomery of Kenton, and
Marjorie Jenkins of St. Paris; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Nola) LaWarre,
of Marysville; his canine companion, Buddy; nieces and nephews; and
other relatives.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
Marysville First Baptist Church. The Revs. Art Bingham and Leo
Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gene Rees, Jerry LaWarre, Lary Cline, Rick Kuba,
Kyle Kuba, Matt LaWarre, Joey Kuba, Jerry LaWarre II and honorary
pallbearer, Ameena LaWarre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at First Baptist
Church or to the Ameena LaWarre college fund. Condolences may be
expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT H. BROWN
Robert H. Brown, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Columbus West Park
Nursing Home.
He was a member of Shiloh Chapel in Marysville. Mr. Brown enjoyed going
down to his cabin in Vinton County.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dick Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruby Brown; sons, Ken, Mike, and
Paul (Mona) Brown; grandchildren, Angie, Tonya, Shanna, and Mona Lynn;
great-grandchildren, Justin, Logan, Tyler, and Taylor; brothers, John
(Anne), Herb (Lois), and Bill (Dottie) Brown; and other family and
friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel, 3030 W. Broad St., Columbus, where funeral
services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ed Vinson
officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed via e-mail at
www.schoedinger.com.

CARL E. EARL
Carl E. Earl, 67, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 15,
2005, at his residence.
He was a 40-year employee of Columbus Showcase in Columbus. A very
social and outgoing person, Mr. Earl was a member of Marysville Moose
Lodge No. 1651 and FOE No. 3506.
He was born July 23, 1938, in Proctorville, to the late Hubert E. and
Faye Dial Earl.
He is survived by his children, Carla (Marty) Spellman of Hilliard, and
Rick (Tammy) Earl of Marysville; grandchildren, Carly, Ryan, and Kelsey
Spellman, and Rick E., Candice and James Earl; a sister, Jeanette
(Kenny) Shoemaker of Hilliard; and many close and special friends at the
Moose and Eagles Lodges.
 Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow at the Raymond Cemetery. Memorial services will be
conducted today at 8 p.m. by FOE No. 3506 followed by Marysville Moose
Lodge No. 1651. The family will receive friends Tuesday after the
funeral services at the Marysville Moose Lodge for a time of food and
fellowship.

THE REV. OWEN W. GLASSBURN
The Rev. Owen W. Glassburn, 92, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Green
Hills Center in West Liberty, where he had lived since 1991.
He attended God's Bible School in Cincinnati, and felt called to the
ministry. He served as a pastor in nine churches in six states, Iowa,
North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia, where he and his
wife, Ethel Mae, later retired. For six years, he served as field
representative of the Evangelical Friends Church, Eastern Region,
including the Youth Board, the Board of Christian Education and Malone
College in Canton. His work culminated in the merging of many small
Friends groups into what is now Evangelical Friends Denomination.
He also served as vice president of the Higley Publishing Company of
Butler, Ind. Over the years, he served on several national boards. Later
in his life, he spent 19 years as executive director of Glassburn
Missionary Evangelism Inc. and preached in all 50 states and more than
80 countries. During that period, he preached through approximately 300
different interpreters and participated in 30 world tours of evangelism.
He worked with 91 denominational and interdenominational missionary
organizations and was called "a missionary to the missionaries."
Many thousands responded publicly when invitations were given. Hundreds
of missionaries were encouraged, and thousands of Christians were
strengthened. Two churches were built in Haiti and well-attended schools
are conducted in both churches, Chambellan, Jeremie, Haiti and the
Glassburn Chapel at Mar Franc, Haiti.
He was born April 28, 1913, in Southside, W. Va., to the late Jesse and
Annie Schneider Glassburn. He also was predeceased by his wife, Ethel
Mae Solomonson Glassburn, whom he married Sept. 18, 1937, and by two
brothers, Elmer and Garland Glassburn.
He is survived by three daughters, Audrey (James) Oliphant of Columbus,
Annie (the Rev. Thomas) Otto of Wildwood, Fla., and Rebecca (William)
Howell of Fayetteville, Ga; two sisters, Eva Hamilton and Wanda
Longshore, both of Marysville; eight grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews
in Marysville, and Florida.
Funeral services were held today at Goshen Friends Church in Zanesfield,
where he was a member. Burial will be beside his wife at York Cemetery
in York Center.
Pallbearers are Bill Howell, Jim Oliphant, the Rev. Tom Otto, Michael
Howell, Randy Benedetto, Gene McBride, Reggie Glassburn, Randy Longshore
and Lowell Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Wyatt and Beau
Miller.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glassburn Haiti Memorial Fund,
in care of EFC-ER, 5350 Broadmoor Circle, Canton, Ohio 44709. Underwood
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JAMES BENJAMIN LAWARRE
James Benjamin LaWarre Sr., 75, of Marysville, died Friday, Dec. 16,
2005, of acute myeloid leukemia at his home surrounded by his loving
family.
He was a 25-year cancer survivor. He was a member of Marysville First
Baptist Church, a former member of New Dover United Methodist Church and
was baptized at Springdale Baptist Church.
An assembler, he was a former associate of Rockwell International and O.
M. Scott and Sons Company. He was a member of the former Buckeye Valley
Lions Club. He enjoyed cooking and will be fondly remembered for his
homemade noodles. He enjoyed ceramics and was a passionate Ohio State
Buckeyes fan. He helped with hospitality dinners at his church and
enjoyed feeding the birds.
He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Kenton, to the late George Benjamin and
Cleo Charlotte Heminger LaWarre and was predeceased by a daughter,
Aprill Ann LaWarre on Dec. 28, 2003, and two brothers, Harold and George
LaWarre.
 He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn Lee LaWarre, whom he
married July 28, 1951, in Marysville, at the parsonage of the Rev. E. J.
Goedeking; his mother-in-law, Ruby Beal Lee LaWarre of Marysville; his
children, Ben (Cindy) LaWarre of Marysville, Kathy (Lary) Cline of
Broadway, and Sheila (Rick) Kuba of West Mansfield; six grandchildren
Heather (Ed) Lowe of Marysville, Joel (Sharon) LaWarre of Morrow, Kyle
Kuba of East Liberty, Joey Kuba of California, and Ameena LaWarre and
Kathy Burton of Marysville; three great-grandchildren, Hunter and Emma
Lowe and Alex LaWarre; two step-great-grandchildren, Larry and Amber
Burton; a brother, Frank LaWarre of Springfield; four sisters, Mary
Ormeroid of Marysville, Edna Reel and Betty Montgomery of Kenton, and
Marjorie Jenkins of St. Paris; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Nola) LaWarre,
of Marysville; his canine companion, Buddy; nieces and nephews; and
other relatives.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
Marysville First Baptist Church. The Revs. Art Bingham and Leo
Cunningham will officiate. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gene Rees, Jerry LaWarre, Lary Cline, Rick Kuba,
Kyle Kuba, Matt LaWarre, Joey Kuba, Jerry LaWarre II and honorary
pallbearer, Ameena LaWarre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at First Baptist
Church or to the Ameena LaWarre college fund. Condolences may be
expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


BETH KAY ORGAN WALTZ
Beth Kay Organ Waltz, 64, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Lima, died
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She retired as a food service coordinator for the State of Ohio
Department of Corrections. A country music songwriter and performer, she
was the lead singer of the "Rhythmaires" from Lima. She recorded two
country music singles, including "Mr. Right" and sang throughout the
Midwest with country music stars such as Porter Wagonner and Loretta
Lynn. She managed her own restaurant in Russells Point in the late 1970s
and early 1980s.
She was born Dec. 4, 1941, in Peoria, to the late Cleo Franklin and
Crystal Rose Jackson Organ. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Farrol Waltz in 2002, and a brother, Virgil Organ.
She is survived by two daughters, Marlea (Ed) Arledge of Baltimore, and
Jeannie (Bryan) Crain of Bellefontaine; two sons, C.T. (Debbie) Baker of
Galloway, and Dennie (Marcina) Baker of Kenton; step-children, Dee
(Pete) Crabb, Nancy Costella, Vonnie (Johnny) Williams and Farrol Waltz
Jr., all of Texas; grandchildren Tracy and Tom Coy, Shelley and Colt
Arledge, Shelby McIntire, Harley Dickinson, John, Austin and Diana
Crain, Aaron (Pam) and Stacy Baker, Kandie, David, Joshua and Justin
Baker, Ben and Natasha Miller and Kaleb Howard; many step-grandchildren;
a brother Darrel (Michelle) Organ of Peoria; many great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour
prior to the funeral on Wednesday. The Rev. Eric Allen will officiate
and burial will be beside her husband at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to
the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY LOUISE BLACKSTONE
Mary Louise Blackstone, 73, of Huntsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14,
2005, at her residence.
She was a retired teller from Farmers National Bank of Plain City. She
was a member of Russells Point Church of God, where she taught Sunday
school. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother.
She was born Oct. 12, 1932, in Marion, to the late Ogle and Frances
Chapman Hunt. She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, John
and Chastity Stratton; three brothers, Ogle, John and Richard Hunt; and
two sisters, Lillian McBride and Rose Hunt.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Blackstone, whom she married
Sept. 15, 1981; two daughters, Debra (Larry) Goings and Sherry (Michael)
Lindsey of Russells Point; a step-daughter, Debbie (Chris) Stevens of
Galloway; a step-son, Nick (Cindy) Blackstone of Groveport;
grandchildren, Joe (Krissy) Bendler of Huntsville, Maria Bendler of
Dublin, and Dusty Fox of Bellefontaine; several great-grandchildren;
step-grandchildren, Shiloh, Leza and Chloe Long, all of Galloway, and
Audry Blackstone of Columbus; numerous friends; and her family in
Christ.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at Russells Point Church of God, Russells Point,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sam
Penhorwood officiating. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery,
Huntsville.
Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakeview, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.


JEFF ALAN SABINS
Jeff Alan Sabins, 76, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the emergency room of Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
An associate of Standard Oil Company for 25 years, he owned and operated
Sabins Sohio at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets in Marysville
from 1958 to 1970.
He was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church for more
than 50 years. An avid bridge player and member of the American Contract
Bridge League, he earned a Life Master title. He was a former member and
past president of Marysville Lions Club.
A 1947 graduate of New Dover High School, he served as alumni president
and secretary for several years.
He was born Dec. 31, 1928, at the family home in Millcreek Township, to
the late Fred Alford and Lottie Edwards Sabins. He was predeceased in
1969 by his first wife, Marian Irene McCracken Sabins; a sister, Ruth
Thompson; two brothers, Wray and Carl Sabins; a grandson, Jarrid Grams;
and a son-in-law, Gene Somerlot.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Gertrude "Gert" Sabins, whom he
married March 29, 1970; his children, Kathy (Rick) Lewis of Thornville,
Charles (Marla) Sabins of Frankfort, Ky., Kevin Sabins of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Sheila (Jack) Grams of Plymouth, Minn., and Linda
Somerlot of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Jeff, Tim, Kiersten, Keili,
Travis, Jessi, Joshua, Joseph and Timothy; five great-grandsons; two
sisters, Jean Griffith of Richwood, and Lois (Jack) Holton of
Marysville; two brothers, Fred Sabins of Arizona, and Ivan (Mary Lou)
Sabins of Urbana; and a sister-in-law, Helen Sabins of Columbus.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December
31, 2005, New Year's Eve Day, at Marysville First United Methodist
Church. The Rev. Scot Ocke will officiate. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow at the
Burnside Family Life Center. Private burial will be held later at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist
Church or Minnesota Special Olympics in care of Underwood Funeral home,
which is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

STELLA E. MURPHY WHITLEY
Stella E. Murphy Whitley, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Greenfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at The Gables at Green
Pastures in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Adams County, to the late Charles and Ivy
Hoffer Murphy. She was predeceased in 1997 by her husband of 71 years,
Richard E. Whitley; and also predeceased by her sisters, Vesta, Nell,
Rosalie, Osa and Delpha; and her brothers, Gordon, Harold, Jesse and
Denver.
She is survived by three daughters, Vesta Garwood and Maxine (Karl)
Chapman of Marysville, and Patricia (James) Ferguson of Indiana; a son,
Gordon (Marianne) Whitley of Arizona; 10 grandchildren, Mike (Debbie)
Garwood, Mark Garwood, Tim Garwood, Margaret (Lynn) Monzingo, Karla
(Gary) Poling, Reese (Kim) Chapman, Steve Ferguson, Leigh (Bill) Mott,
Barbara (Bill) Yuill and John (Julie) Whitley; 19 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Eloise (Follis) Hilterbrand
of Jamestown, and Doris Boggs of Hillsboro; two sisters-in-law, Margaret
Murphy of Hillsboro, and Elva Murphy Goddard of Tennessee; and other
relatives.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Private graveside services will be held later at Sunset Cemetery
in Galloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures
special care unit activities fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA ANN AMIS
Patricia Ann Amis, 62, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Thursday
evening, Dec. 15, 2005, at Memorial Hospital.
She was an employee and former head librarian of the Marysville Public
Library for 28 years.
She is a member of the Pottersburg United Methodist Church, and enjoyed
gardening, reading, and crocheting. Her affection for animals,
especially for her four cats, led to active involvement in the Humane
Society.
She was born Sept. 5, 1943, in Marysville, to Robert Milton and Helen
Zimmerman Blue. She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew
William Robert "Rob" Blue.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Blue of Marysville; her former
husband, Roy Amis of East Liberty; three brothers, Robert Powell "Fritz"
(Arlene) Blue of Richwood, Joseph Allen (Margaret) Blue of Marengo, and
William Edward (Lois) Blue of Marysville; two nieces, Saundra (Jerry)
Blanton and Elizabeth Rowe; two nephews, Chris (Rachel) Blue and David
(Suzi) Blue; several great-nieces and -nephews; and lifelong special
friend, Sharon Carcone.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. with Pastor Lloyd Ferguson
officiating. Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.

THERESA F. STEVENS MOLLOHAN
Theresa F. Stevens Mollohan, 48, of Richwood, formerly of Loudonville,
died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

She was the store manager at Movie Gallery in Marysville. She was a life
member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 8586, in Perrysville, where she
formerly served as the post's auxiliary president and District 10
president. She enjoyed cowboy action shooting and crafts. She was a
graduate of Mansfield Business College and received a two-year
associate's degree in accounting.
She was born Oct. 28, 1957, in Columbus, and was predeceased by a
brother, James William Stevens.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Gary C. Mollohan, whom she
married Jan. 20, 1974, in Columbus; three sons, Christopher (Tela)
Mollohan of Fort Valley, Ga., James (LuAnn) Mollohan of Marysville, and
Buddy (Amanda) Mollohan of Milford Center; her mother, Phyllis Stevens
of Marysville; her father, James Stevens of Hilliard; 10 grandchildren;
a sister, Melodie (Jonathan) Stevens-Koo of Columbus; two brothers,
Michael (Tammy) Stevens of Columbus, and Gene (Wynelle) Stevens of
Beltsville, Md.; her father- and mother-in-law, Bud and Billie Mollohan
of Seville; a sister-in-law, Linda (Barney) Barnette of Seville; 12
nieces and nephews; and other extended family.
Viewing hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral
services following at 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home. After cremation,
burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES K. OSBORNE
James K. Osborne, 57, of Columbus, died Monday morning, Dec. 12, 2005,
at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus.
He was a former supervisor with Remarks Food, having worked there 25
years.
He was born July 24, 1948, in Union County, to Kenneth F. and Anna Belle
Harper Osborne. His father preceded him in death.
 He is survived by his wife Cindy A. Wotring Osborne; his mother of
Peoria; children, James K. (Amy) Osborne and Debbie L. Osborne of West
Mansfield; step-children, Patricia Wotring and Donald Wotring, both of
Columbus; grandchildren, Chelsee and James K. Osborne III and James W.
Rogers; step-grandchildren, Tiara and Ted Davis; and sisters, Shirley
(Ronnie) Bateman of Marion, and Connie (Wayne) Miller of West Mansfield.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will follow at Wesley
Glen Cemetery in Columbus.

DIANA L. BRIDGE
 Diana L. Bridge, 59, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday morning,
Dec. 11, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was employed with Craig Roberson State Farm Insurance Agency. She
was a 1964 graduate of Fairbanks High School and a 1966 graduate of the
Columbus School of Practical Nursing.
She was born March 16, 1946, in Columbus, to the late Clyde B. and
Jeanette Alexander Jenkins.
A devoted wife and mother, she is survived by her husband, Charles
Bridge Jr., to whom she was married Dec. 27, 1966, in Milford Center by
the Rev. Ronald Payne; their daughters, Brenda M. (Jamie) Sheets of
Westerville, Lisa A. (Billy) Carlin of Xenia, and Lori B. Bridge of
Marysville; sisters, Patricia (Ronald) Overfield of New Madison, Beverly
(Robert) Snyder of Gahanna, and Susan (Bruce) Collins of Manchester;
brothers, Jack (Mary) Jenkins of Columbus, and Jerry (Joan) Jenkins of
Anderson, S.C.; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Jan
West of Anderson, S.C.; and close friend, Karen Dohnal of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Care Train in care
of the funeral home.


BENJAMIN OLIVER "BEN" EASTMAN
Benjamin Oliver "Ben" Eastman, 86, of West Mansfield, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at his home.
A lifetime farmer near Rushsylvania, Mr. Eastman was a faithful member
and longtime Sunday school teacher at the West Mansfield Friends Church.
He was a 1936 graduate of Byhalia High School and was a former associate
of Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home. He was deeply devoted to the
Gideons and was a member of the Rushcreek Grange. He was a caring man
and gave freely of his time and abilities to his neighbors and the
community.
He was born March 11, 1919, in West Mansfield, to the late Wallace
Garner and Odessa Belle Cooley Eastman and was the last survivor of
their nine children. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold,
Ralph, Wallace and David Eastman; and four sisters, Effie Moorehead,
Ellen Wickersham, Mary Hines, and Ethel Eastman.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Marian Fogle Eastman, to whom he
was married Feb. 12, 1942, near Byhalia; a daughter, Carolyn Jane (Bill)
Rose of Wapakoneta; a foster son, Bill Bower of Pensacola, Fla.; two
grandchildren, Tina (Luis) Caballero and William "Billy" (Rose) Rose;
six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lavere Kavanaugh of
Marysville, and Chloe Linson of Belle Center; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev.
George Freer officiating. Burial will take place at Byhalia Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons in care of the funeral
home.



JAMES WILLIAM ENGLE
James William Engle, 76, of North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 10,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville.
He was retired from Kealsey-Hayes and his own business, Engle and Son
Small Engine Repair in North Lewisburg. He enjoyed baseball, fast pitch
softball, fishing, camping, the Ohio State Buckeyes and spending time
with his family.
He was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Urbana, the son of the late James F. and
Dorothy Collett Engle. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 50
years, Joann E. , who died in 1998; four brothers, Curt, Ernie, Robert
and Richard; and two sisters, Evelyn and Carol.
Survivors include four children, Mike (Sally) Engle of Urbana, Deborah
Turner of Rockford Ill., Karen (Robert) Huffman of Marysville, and
Timothy (Cindy) Engle of North Lewisburg; seven grandchildren, Shawn
(Vicki) Stultz, Scott M. Engle, Shannon A Black, Mandy (Joe)
Engle-Harvey, Joe Musser, Nick Engle and Heather Lynn Turner; eight
great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia E. Howe of Urbana; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on the family at an open house that will be held at the
home of Tim and Cindy Engle at 400 Main St., North Lewisburg, from 2 to
6 p.m. today. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are being provided by Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Medic 321 Northeast Champaign
County Fire District.

JOHN R. JEWELL
John R. Jewell, 76, of Marion, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Marion
General Hospital.
He was a retired press operator at Eaton Manufacturing Co., where he
worked for 35 years. He was a National Guard member and a member of
Richland Road Church of Christ and past deacon and trustee.
He was a 49-year resident of Marion, and formerly of Ostrander.
He was born July 12, 1929, in Marysville, to the late George Sr. and
Sarah Rowlands Jewell. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Nina
Nicol.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Myers Jewell, whom he
married Dec. 31, 1949, in Marion; a daughter, Randi Kay (Robert) Davis
of Decatur, Ala.; three sons, David A. (Sylvia) Jewell and Ronald I.
(Jane) Jewell of Marion, and Gary L. (Lynn) Jewell of Lafayette, Ga.; 11
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Wilma Jane (George)
Miller of Marysville, Mary (Laird) Mack and Peggy Cook of Fredericktown,
and Ina (Evert) Rinehart of Ostrander; a brother, George (Virginia)
Jewell Jr. of Marysville; and a brother-in-law, William Nicol of
Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Boyd
Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion. Funeral services will be
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Richland Road Church of Christ with the Rev.
Russell Howard officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Road Church of Christ.


LINDA L. PITCHFORD
Linda L. Pitchford, 63, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 9,
2005, at her home.
She was retired from the Department of Youth Services in Marion, where
she worked as a food service supervisor.
She was past president and deeply involved with Richwood VFW Post No.
870 Women's Auxiliary. She was one of the founding members of the
Richwood Matinee Club, which had to do with one of her and her family's
passions, horses. She enjoyed going to harness races and spending time
with her family.
She was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Marion, to the late Clyde and Arvilla
Carr Rogers. She also was preceded in death by her second husband, Frank
Pitchford, to whom she was married Jan. 28, 1966, and who died Sept. 17,
1995.
She is survived by her children, Debbie (Larry) Farrington, Barb (Dave)
Underwood, Donnie (Kathie) Pfister and Roger (Stephanie) Pitchford, all
of Richwood; grandchildren, Stacy Pfister, Spencer Pierce, Ryan Pfister
and Alex Pitchford; a great-granddaughter, Izzy Pfister; and her first
husband, Don Pfister of Richwood.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Eric Mannasmith, Dave Underwood, Eddie Bibler, Joe
Carr, Spencer Pierce and Alex Pitchford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Matinee Club, P.O.
Box 103, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

BARNETT R. "TONY" RUSSELL
Barnett R. "Tony" Russell, 88, of Rosedale, died Saturday, Dec. 10,
2005, at his home with his family by his side.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother,
he dearly loved his family and friends. His greatest pleasure was his
three grandchildren and two precious great-grandchildren who
affectionately called him "Pap."
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, berry picking,
playing cards, tending a large garden and sharing the produce, but he
chose to spend most of his time with his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Rosedale High School. He was baptized in 1948 in South
Charleston, and attended Trinity Chapel in Milford Center. He joined the
Army Air Force in 1940 and opted to go to Panama where he served two
years. He was in the U.S. Army 358th fighter group and 367th fighter
squadron. As 1st Sergeant, he was sent overseas to establish a new
company, which consisted of 300 men. His decorations and citations
included the American Defense Service Medal with Star, American Service
Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle
Eastern Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He always enjoyed
reminiscing about his five years in the service and continued to keep in
contact with his army buddy, O.J. Ogle.
From 1950 to 1963 he was a farmer, followed by a career in crop
insurance sales and Minneapolis-Moline farm equipment. He retired in
1978 from Bob Chapman Ford. He was a life member of the Milford Center
Lions Club and enjoyed raising funds and planning the club's building
project. He liked spending time with his fellow Lions. A 32nd degree
Mason, he was a member of Mechanicsburg Lodge No. 113 F. & A.M. for 43
years, Aladdin Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite.
A Pike township trustee for numerous years, he was instrumental in
stopping a Madison County landfill and was recently presented with an
award by the Madison County Township Trustees Association for his years
of service.
He was born at home on Oct. 26, 1917, near Rosedale, to the late Albert
and Gladys Weaver Russell. He also was preceded in death by two
brothers, Bruce Russell and Norman "Doc" Russell, and five sisters,
Gertie Wilcox, Ethel Russell, Eletia Roberts, Irma Carroll and Winnie
Kaufman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Louise Davison Russell,
whom he married Feb. 23, 1947, in South Charleston; two daughters, Toni
(Greg) Phillips of Sunbury, and Cindy (Jed) Rausch of Milford Center;
three grandchildren, Demian Phillips of Sunbury, Casey (Christy) Rausch
of Irwin, and Megan Rausch of Milford Center; two great-grandsons, Grant
and Zander; a brother Paul Russell of Marysville; two brothers-in-law,
Ralph (Jane) Davison of Dayton, and Johnny (Virginia) Davison of South
Charleston; a sister-in-law, Sharon (David) Tucker of Columbus; and many
special nieces, nephews and devoted friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
with Pastors Chris Polley and Bob Flint officiating. Burial will be at
Pike Township Cemetery on Guy Cemetery Road in Madison County. Friends
are invited for food and fellowship after the interment at Trinity
Chapel in Milford Center.
Pallbearers will be Jed Rausch, Greg Phillips, Casey Rausch, Demian
Phillips, Ralph Davison and Johnny Davison. Honorary pallbearers will be
David Tucker, Mark Ryan and Wayne Kessler.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Chapel in care of
Underwood Funeral Home. The family acknowledges the staff of Home Health
Care and Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

DAVID W. WETTERMAN
David W. Wetterman, 75, of Marysville, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at
his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church for 49 years,
where he served as elder, Sunday school teacher and superintendent and
participated in Bible study. He was baptized and confirmed at St. James
Lutheran Church in Columbus.
He retired in 1990 as a North Union principal and teacher after 34 years
at the Byhalia Elementary School and Jackson Elementary School in Essex.
For many years, he also coached seventh and eighth grade boys'
basketball and led one of the Jackson eighth grade teams to win the
Union County championship.
Most notably, he was renowned as one of the most proficient harness race
announcers in the state of Ohio. He began his announcing career at the
age of 18, and for 50 years announced the county fair circuit, traveling
all around the buckeye state.
He was a graduate of West High School in Columbus, and received a
bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Valparaiso University, where
he also received a teaching certificate. He was a member of the State
Retired Teachers Association and the Union County Retired Teachers
Association.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War and was a
member of Union Post 79 of the American Legion. He enjoyed a variety of
sports, especially professional baseball.
He was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Columbus, to the late David William Sr.
and Emelia Fladt Wetterman. He also was predeceased by a sister, Lillian
Wetterman; his mother- and father-in-law, Herman and Matilda Kleiber; a
brother-in-law, Dr. William Hahn; and dear friends, Erwin and Marie
Rausch and their daughter Sandra Rausch Kramer.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara K. Kleiber Wetterman, to
whom he was married on Oct. 21, 1956, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church by the Revs. Edward Hoeferkamp and Earl Grugel. Also surviving
are a daughter, Lana (the Rev. Dr. Ken) Schurb of Moberly, Mo.; a son,
Craig (Sandra Pinkerton, J.D.) Wetterman of Columbus; two grandchildren,
Ana-Maria and Luke Schurb; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hahn of
Valparaiso, Ind., and Lois Smith of Erie, Pa.; two nieces, Dr. Karla
(Saul Strieb) Hahn of Silver Spring, Md., and Emily Smith of New York
City; two nephews, Douglas (Mari) Hahn of Santa Fe, N.M., and Gregory
(Paula) Hahn of Arkadelphia, Ark.; good friends, Thomas (Jeanine)
Rausch, Roger (Sandra) Rausch and Myron Kramer, all of Marysville, and
June (Jimmy) Carmean of Milford Center; and many other relatives and
loving friends.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30
p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack D.
Heino and the Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb officiating. Burial will be at the
church cemetery. The Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard will
conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to LCMS World Missions or Loving Care
Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PAUL E. GIBSON
Paul E. Gibson, 78, of Watkins, died Thursday morning, Dec. 8, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
A retired carpenter, he was a Navy veteran of World War II, a former
member of Carpenters Union Local No. 200, and an active member of the
former Watkins Community Church.
He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Pactolus, Ky., to the late Ralph and Wilma
Smith Gibson. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Gibson
and Louise Blevins; a brother, William Harlen Gibson; and a daughter,
Carla Sue Gibson.
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he is survived by his wife,
the former Harriett Rupert whom he married July 15, 1950 at Greenup,
Ky.; children, John E. (Becky) Gibson of Long Beach, Calif., Joyce A.
(Don) Compton and Carol S. (Bill) Compton of St. Augustine, Fla., and P.
Doug (Amy) Gibson of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Shirley (Paul) Craig of Yellow Springs.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home with
the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at Watkins
Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. until the service time at 3
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the activity fund at The Gables in
care of the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Union
County Honor Guard.

PHYLLIS ANN PAVER
Phyllis Ann Paver, 75, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a beloved and adored mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother. Her life was centered around her children and
grandchildren and her greatest joy came when she was surrounded by her
family.
She was a former cub scout leader and active volunteer during her
children's school years. She enjoyed camping and embroidery and was an
avid reader. She will be dearly missed and remembered forever.
She was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Amlin, to the late William and Myrtle
Underhill Smith. She married Harry "Jake" Paver on June 26, 1950, in the
home of Pastor Forsythe in Broadway, and he preceded her in death on
Jan. 31, 2005. She also was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter,
Elizabeth Noble, and a brother, Harold Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Don (Linda) Paver of Raymond, and Larry
(Linda) Paver of Marysville; five grandchildren, Rusty (Michelle) Paver,
Ben Paver, Bruce (Jody) Paver, Amber (Josh) Noble and Larry (Traci)
Paver; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Donny (Judy) Smith of
Marysville; a half-brother, Richard (Martha) Smith of Pharisburg; two
brothers-in-law, Ted (Delores) Paver of Hartford City, Ind., and John
(Gwen) Paver of Amarillo, Texas; a sister-in-law, Dolly Gibson of El
Paso, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
home, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Seeyong Lee officiating. Burial will take place at Raymond
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.

EVELYN M. STAPLETON
Evelyn M. Stapleton, 83, of Marion and formerly of Marysville, died
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Heartland of Marion.
She was a homemaker and a member of Home Mission Holiness Church. She
possessed a great love for her family, grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was born May 20, 1922, in Marion, to the late Howard W. and Mary E.
Clark Abrams. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar
Stapleton Sr., on May 21, 1991; three sons, Oscar Stapleton Jr., James
R. Stapleton and Robert A. Stapleton; and two sisters, Sara Long and
Dorothy Cafano.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary (Richard) Smith of Richwood; three
sons, Roy (Betty) Stapleton and Frank (Lois) Stapleton, of Marion, and
Tom (Barbara) Stapleton of Richwood; a sister, Mary Winters of
Pennsylvania; 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven
great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall
& Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, where funeral
services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Revs. John Mayes and
Virgil Sheriff officiating. Burial will be at Frame Cemetery in Meeker.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

 

MARY EMMA KRAUSE
Mary Emma Krause, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Wapakoneta and
Bellefontaine, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville
following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a member of the Belle Center Methodist
Church and enjoyed reading. She had resided in Marysville since August
of 2002 and especially enjoyed and appreciated her friends and
caregivers at Heartland of Marysville.
She was born July 9, 1920, in Holden, Ohio, to the late Cletus Pearl and
Bertha Mae Burkheimer Manahan. She was preceded in death by an infant
son, Gordon LeRoy Krause; her former husband, Gordon Krause; a sister,
Martha Mae Manahan; and a brother-in-law, Joe Michael.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Joan Michael, Marysville; two
nieces: Rhonda (Glen) Wright and Barbara (Monte) Kilfian; two
great-nieces, Ashley Wright and Tahanee (Robert) Hales, a
great-great-nephew, Keatin Hales, and a great-great-niece, Kennae Hales.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery
in Belle Center. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate.
No calling hours will be observed. Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving
the family.


JOY NOWLIN
Joy J. Nowlin, 85, of Marysville died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Heartland
of Marysville with her family at her side following an extended illness.

A loving homemaker, she was a member of Shiloh Chapel Friends Church.
She was a 1938 graduate of Hannan High School in Ashton, W.Va., and was
the only girl in her class of six students. She enjoyed flowers and
gardening and dearly loved her family.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Pliny, W.Va., to the late Jesse and
Lillian Lanham Gowins. She married Charles Utley Nowlin on May 23, 1938,
in Cattlesburg, Ky., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1993. She
was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Taylor, a son, Charles
J. Nowlin, a son-in-law, Ronald Peoples, a granddaughter, Joy Gay
McNeal, a grandson, Jerry Lee McNeal, a sister, Gladys Fowler; two
brothers: Jesse D. Gowins, Jr. and Robert G. Gowins; two sisters-in-law,
Beulah Watterson and Martina Edmonds; and a brother-in-law, Bobby
Nowlin.
Survivors include two daughters: Janice (Leo) Mitchell and Janet (Paul)
Johns, each of Marysville; seven grandchildren: Charles (Suzanne)
McNeal, Jeff (Beth) Nowlin, Nancy (Collin) McKim, Paul (Jean) Mitchell,
Shane Taylor, Tammy Wright, and Robert (Lynn) Mitchell; 10
great-grandchildren: Justin, Heather, Holly, & Heidi Wright; Alexis
Taylor, Christopher and Tyler McNeal, and Leo, Jeanelle, and Whitney
Mitchell; a sister, Faye Michaels, Columbus; and many nieces and
nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home. The
Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel Friends Church in
care of the funeral home.

REGINA D. KING
Regina D. King, 56, of Marysville, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, 2005,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her family.
She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No.
3320 and FOE No. 3506 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Milford Center, to the late Estill and
Ethel Lewis Crisp. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Donald
Crisp, and sister-in-law Mildred Crisp Drumm.
She is survived by her husband, Richard F. King, to whom she was married
on May 24, 1986. She also is survived by her children, Darlene M. (Pat)
Icenogle of Titusville, Fla., Richard N. (Lonee) King of Indianapolis,
and Pamala Shaw of Marysville, and Jerry D. (Donna) Combs of Cable; 12
grandchildren, Nikkala, Shawn and Karissa Frazzini, Alexandra, Bellami
and Catrianna King and Samantha, Felixa, Antonio, Alejandro, Codey and
Lindsey Combs; four sisters, Lana Sue Sharpe, Avonda Hoffman, Jody
(Willy) Morris and Phyllis (Harold) Smith, all of Marysville; two
brothers, Tony (Denise) Crisp of Marysville, and Chet (Ruth) Crisp of
Atlanta.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Saturday from 10:30 a.m. with the
Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society
in care of the funeral home.

MAURICE "BUD" MELVIN JR.
Maurice "Bud" Melvin Jr., 82, of the Marysville and Milford Center
areas, died peacefully Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, 2005, at the home of his
daughter after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was retired as a maintenance employee with General Tire and Rubber
Company of Logansport, Ind. He was a longtime volunteer with the Mobile
Meals program at Memorial Hospital of Union County, working at Windsor
Manor, and was a member of the Marysville Freewill Baptist Church.
He was born May 6, 1923, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Maurice Sr.
and Cleo Curtis Melvin. He also was preceded in death by his first wife,
Edith E. Wallace Melvin, on May 19, 1990. They were married Oct. 24,
1940. His second wife, Edna Daughtery Melvin, also preceded him in death
on April 16, 1997. They were married June 26, 1991. A brother, four
sisters and a grandson also predeceased him.
He is survived by his third wife, Gladys M. Jones Melvin, to whom he was
married May 11, 2000; his children, Patricia (Roger) Wilhelm and Karen
Butt of Huntsville, Juanita (Robert) Shreck of Cedarville, and Johnny
(Cindy) Melvin of Franklin, Ind.; step-children, the Rev. Bill
(Virginia) Jones of Woodstock, Warren (Lori) Jones of Marysville, and
Jimmy (Virgie) Jones, Nancy Bartley and Juanita (Bob) Allen, all of
Milford Center; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; and 23 step-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev.
Paul Bogenrife officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Care Hospice in care of
the funeral home.

REGINALD JARED ADAMS
Reginald Jared Adams, 47, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec.
5, 2005 in the Memorial Hospital of Union County emergency room.
He was a 1977 Jonathan Alder graduate and a 1981 graduate of Ashland
University.
An avid athlete and sports fan from a very early age, he participated in
playing basketball, football and baseball from his elementary years
through college. Sharing a common passion with his father, he was a huge
Ohio State University fan and enjoyed watching sports on TV.
The absolute joys of his life were his two boys, Jared and Matthew.
They were the twinkle in his eyes. Mr. Adams was a proud father and
wholeheartedly supported his boys in their various sports and community
activities. As well as being a loving son and brother, he was a faithful
friend to many JA classmates and teammates.
He recently retired from the Ohio State Fairgrounds after many years of
employment.
He was born Oct. 13, 1958, in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his
father, John E. Adams, DO, in 2004, and his wife, Thresa Lynn Moore
Adams, in 2002.
He is survived by his children, Jared Hunter Adams, Matthew Jonathan
Adams and Britney Wolf; his grandson, Logan Shafley; his mother, Norma
Jean Harbin Adams; his brothers, John E. (Paula) Adams, II, DO, and
Brett Adams; and a sister, Tammy (Mike) Stalnaker.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Saturday
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Steven Price officiating. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonathan Alder Education
Foundation for Athletic Facilities, 154 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City,
Ohio 43064.

JESSE M. FIELDS
Jesse M. Fields, 69, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 5,
2005, at his home.
He formerly was employed with OM Scotts. He was a 1953 graduate of
Marysville High School and formerly served with the Ohio Army Reserve.
Mr. Fields was a member of the Marysville BPOE No. 1130 and its 100
Club. He was an active member of the Windsor Community Seniors where he
enjoyed visiting with friends during the daily lunches and looked
forward to calling Bingo each Tuesday evening. He enjoyed golfing and
trapshooting and dearly loved his wife.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Byhalia, to the late Delbert and Mary
Temple Fields. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Dana Fields,
and a sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Perd "Beanie" Pendleton.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris Hinderer Fields, to whom
he was married Oct. 27, 1956, in New California by the Rev. John Vance;
an uncle, Gene Fields of Alexandria; two aunts, Reva Temple of Richwood,
and Maxine (Roy) Burk of Marion; his sisters- and-brothers-in-law, Mary
K. Thompson of Lewis Center, Joan (Donald) Coe and Stella (Pete) Hughes,
all of Marysville, Hazel (Nick) Lincoln of Woodstock, and Don (Edna)
Hinderer of Plain City; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and
great-nephews; and his Windsor friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery. BPOE No.1130 will conduct a memorial service at the funeral
home at the conclusion of calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Community Seniors in
care of the funeral home.

DORIS P. HALTERMAN
Doris P. Halterman, 85, of Milford Center, died Tuesday afternoon, Dec.
6, 2005, at the Gables at Green Pastures.
She will always be remembered and cherished by her family as a loving
and devoted mother and grandmother who worked hard to raise her four
children and who always provided great strength and support through the
years.
She retired from Fairbanks School District where she was the school's
head cook at the Milford Center building for more than 20 years. She
also worked many years at Kaufman's IGA in Milford Center and in later
years at Windsor Manor Senior Center.
She graduated from Union Local School and took pleasure in visiting with
longtime friends and acquaintances at the annual Irwin picnic. She also
enjoyed long phone conversations with the many friends she made over the
years. She was a well read person and an avid sports fan who supported
the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State University basketball and football.
She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren whose favorite
after school activity was "toast at Grandma's."
She was born Sept. 5, 1920, in Irwin, to the late Lewis and Mary Shockey
Poland. She was married Jan. 1, 1945, to Raymond Walter Halterman, who
preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1956. She also was predeceased by two
sisters, Edythe Dean and Grace Hayes, and six brothers, Ted, Carroll,
Harold, Richard, Russell and Victor.
She is survived by her children, Beverly K. Foster and Stephen C. (Toni)
Halterman of Milford Center, Douglas R. (Paulette) Halterman of Troy,
and Peggy A. Halterman of Marysville; six grandchildren, John A. Foster,
Carrie L. (Ted) Thompson, Nathan M. (Trisha) Halterman, Jessica M.,
Brian J. and Jenny N. Halterman; a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Nicole
Foster; and a sister, Mary Lou Overly of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m.
Saturday with the Rev. Steven Wood officiating. Burial will follow at
Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals of Union County.

JOHN E. SCHALIP
John E. Schalip, 82, formerly of Route 2, Marysville, died Sunday, Nov.
27, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital in Deming, N. M., from
respiratory failure due to a long illness.
 As a young boy he worked the family farm with his father and
grandfather. At the age of 16, after the death of his grandfather, he
was removed from high school by his father to help full time with the
farm work. He never got the chance to re-enter high school, which caused
him great sadness, and Mr. Schalip's dream of joining the military was
dashed when he was diagnosed with a heart problem.
He started driving his own milk truck, but that endeavor ended in an icy
day accident that put him in the hospital for weeks and left him with a
lifetime physical infirmity.
Driven by wanting to show his staunch patriotism during the Cold War, he
went to Lake Erie to train for the Ohio Civil Defense prior to his
marriage to Juanita Bishop in 1947. The two were parishioners of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Marysville.
Two of Mr. Schalip's children left for military service, and one went to
Spain to finish her education before Mr. Schalip and the rest of his
family left Marysville in 1970 when the family farm was sold after his
father's death. After they settled in New Mexico where they'd bought
property, Mr. Schalip worked in the construction industry until his
retirement.
He was born July 3, 1923, on the Schoenleb (Schalip) & Weidman farm on
the outskirts of Marysville. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry P.
and Elnora F. Trout Schalip; his youngest sister, Ruth A. Hix and her
husband Paul; a brother-in-law Harry Nolder; a granddaughter, Dawn R.
Harrison Garcia; his parents-in-law, Harold L. Bishop and Thelma G.
Inskeep Bishop; a brother-in-law, Harold M. Bishop; and a sister-in-law,
Virginia V. Bishop Yantis.
He is survived by his former wife, Juanita M. Bishop and their five
children, Jacqueline E., John D., V. Leigh, L. Paul and M. Andrew; a
brother James M. of Ohio; three sisters, Dorothy J. Telthorster and Vila
M. Fuleki of Ohio, and Mona L. Sprague of Florida; four grandsons; four
great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Schalip's last wishes were to be cremated and placed with his
paternal grandparents, John A. and Dora M. Weidman Schalip in Oakdale
Cemetery, Marysville. Cremation by Baca Mortuary, Deming, N. M., has
taken place. Burial arrangements from New Mexico are still being made.

CLARA MILDRED "MILLIE" BUSHONG
Clara Mildred "Millie" Bushong, 86, of Raymond, died Sunday, Dec. 4,
2005, with her family at her side at Heartland of Marysville after an
extended illness.
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was employed with Carney's
Variety Store and Rosemary's Hallmark for many years. She formerly
served as the head cook at Raymond School and had worked at the Raymond
grocery store several years ago.
She was a member and longtime pianist with the Raymond Church of Christ
in Christian Union, where she faithfully attended until entering the
nursing home.
She was a 1937 graduate of Liberty Rural High School and belonged to the
Raymond Country Culture Club. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles
and especially enjoyed time spent with her husband and family.
She was born July 31, 1919, in Raymond, to the late Victor and Mary
Elliott Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Sumner Bushong, to whom she
was married July 31, 1937, in Columbus; a daughter, Pat (James) Bean of
Hilliard; a son, Donald (Barbara) Bushong of Raymond; two grandsons,
Craig (Amy) Bushong of Marysville, and Todd Bushong of Cincinnati; three
great-grandchildren, Carrie, Cameron and Madison Bushong; two sisters,
Charlene (Neil) Hamilton of Oakridge, Tenn., and Rosemary (James) Carney
of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Burnis (Thelma) Bushong of Avon Park,
Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, Marysville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m. at the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Revs.
Warren Goble and Tom Young officiating. Burial will take place at
Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Church of Christ in
Christian Union in care of the funeral home.

CLARA MILDRED BUSHONG
Clara Mildred Bushong, 86, of Raymond, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She is survived by her husband, Sumner; a son, Don (Barbara) Bushong of
Raymond; and a daughter, Pat (James) Bean of Hilliard.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Raymond Church of
Christ in Christian Union with the Revs. Warren Goble and Tom Young
officiating. Burial will take place at Raymond Cemetery. Calling hours
will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's paper.

BETTY LOU ERWIN
Betty Lou Erwin, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Memorial Hospital
in the loving presence of her family.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and
great-grandmother. She dearly loved her family, friends and her cat
"Tambra."  Her great-grandchildren affectionately knew her as "Grandma
Tea."
She was a longtime member of the True Faith Baptist Church and Ladies
Aid Society. She visited many friends at the nursing home where she
graciously volunteered her time.  She also enjoyed singing in the True
Faith Trio with her sister, Nancy Jane, and John Dunning.
She was born Sept. 3, 1929. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Floyd and Francis Craig Dial; brothers Robert, James and Homer; and
sisters Faye and Marguerite.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Erwin of Marysville; daughter
Deborah (Bunky) Holland of Zanesfield; son, Richard VanGundy of
Zanesfield; sister, Nancy Jane (Norman) Rice of Unionville Center;
special niece Janice (William) Baum of Hilliard; grandchildren, Trina
Beeching, Tiffany Beeching, Michael (Tisha) Beeching;
great-grandchildren, Hayden Conrad, Morgan Beeching, Josalyn Conrad, and
Alyssa Beeching; step-grandchildren, Todd (Lydia) Holland and Angie
(Doug) Born and their children all of Marysville; step-children Pandora
(Vance) Teasley of Wellston; Anna Catherine (Mark) Sprouse of
Crooksville; sisters-in-law, Laura (George) Vaughn and Dorothy (Bob)
Combs of Marysville, and Connie Musgrave; aunt Rosie (Charlie) McClasky;
and several  nieces and nephews. Survivors also include her brothers and
sisters in Christ from her church; and the many lives she touched
sharing her faith.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at True
Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Berry officiating. Food and
fellowship will follow the service.
 Her body is an anatomical donation to Ohio University in Athens.
Memorial contributions may be made to True Faith Baptist Church, 11263
Crottinger Road, Plain City, Ohio 43064.

HERMAN L. GRAHAM
Herman L. Graham, 89, of Woodstock, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at
Heartland of Marion.
He attended North Lewisburg High School. He served his country in Europe
during World War II in the United States Army Infantry and was a member
of the North Lewisburg American Legion. He spent his life as a farmer.
He was born Jan. 11, 1916, in North Lewisburg, the son of the late
Foster and Jennie Gardner Graham. He married his beloved Rachel Grauman
on June 4, 1935 in Richmond, Ind., and she was his wife of 68 years,
dying in March 2004. He also was preceded in death by an infant son,
Jerry Lee; a brother, Chester William Graham; and two sisters and
brother-in-laws, Lyda and Wilbur Curl and Mildred and Pete Antrim.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia (Kenneth) Bird of Cardington;
three sons, Lawrence M. "Mick" (Margaret) Graham of Urbana, David A.
(Jean) Graham of Sidney, and Terrence K. Graham of Marysville; 10
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Richard
(Donna) Graham of North Lewisburg; a sister, Esther Mae (Howard)
Hemminger of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends was held Sunday at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services were
held today at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial
followed at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.


FRANK EDWARD REYNOLDS II
Frank Edward Reynolds II, EdD, 76, of Hide-A-Way Hills, died Friday,
Nov. 23, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a member of Hide-A-Way Hills Club since 1972 and became a
full-time resident in 1997. Prior to that time the family lived in
Marysville for 23 years, and Columbus and Canton.
A graduate of St. Patrick's High School, Weston, W. Va., he held degrees
from Ohio University, University of Akron and the University of
Cincinnati. An assistant professor of education at the University of
Cincinnati, his areas of expertise were in vocational education, adult
technical education, business office education and special education.
His career also included positions as supervisor of school bus driver
training at the Ohio Department of Education, Division of School
Finance, Pupil Transportation Section; director of adult vocational
technical education at The Central Ohio Joint Vocational School;
Occupational Work Experience Coordinator at Central High School,
Columbus; and teacher in the Canton City School System, Canton.
His corporate business career included president/consultant of F. E.
Reynolds Associates Inc. and Rish Equipment Company sales/sales
engineer. His intense interest in school bus safety for children led him
to develop, patent and distribute safety mirrors for school buses and
related vehicles.
His military career spanned 40 years and began when he joined the Navy
as an U. S. Hospital Corpsman serving on the U.S.S. Saipan CVL-48. He
later became an officer in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air
National Guard, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1980. He served with
the 408th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, the 121st Tactical Fighter Wing
and completed his service at the OANG Wing level at Rickenbacker AFB. He
was a graduate of the National War College, Fort McNier, Washington, D.
C., and the Air War College, Air University USAF Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
Lt. Col. Reynolds held decorations for his extensive and exemplary
service. He was a Charter Sponsor of the Air Force Memorial.
An active community member, he participated over the years in various
civic, military and fraternal organizations, including Fourth Degree
member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 671, Phi Delta Theta, Kiwanis,
Kappa Delta Pi, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Honorable
Order of Kentucky Colonels, The Retired Officers Association, USS Saipan
CVL-48 Association, Lyman Boat Owners Association, United States Power
Squadrons, Military Officers Association of America, American Vocational
Association, National Education Association, and Association for Career
and Technical Education.
He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Weston, W. Va. His parents were the late
Nelsonville native Frank Edward Reynolds and the late Agnes Eisenman
Reynolds Shaffer. He also was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph
Stephen Reynolds; a brother, Vincent D. Reynolds; and a sister, Mary
Elizabeth Reynolds Kinney.
His wife of 50 years, Mary Katherine "Kit" Stanton Reynolds, formerly of
Clarksburg, W. Va., survives. Also surviving are two sons, Philip
Anthony (Sally Dunker) Reynolds of Hide-A-Way Hills and Frank Edward III
"Chip"  (Deborah) Reynolds of Yorktown, Va.; grandchildren; and
great-grandchildren; a brother- and sister-in-law, Dean and Elizabeth
Stanton Oyer of Westerville; a sister-in-law, Barbara Stanton Hall of
Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Charles D. Reynolds of Clarksburg, W. Va.; a
sister, Elnora Reynolds Flinn of Spring Grove, Pa.; an aunt, Mrs. Paul
Eisenman of Buckhannon, W. Va.; and nieces and nephews. Two of his
nephews have been with him through his illness and assisted his wife in
countless ways, David (Lisa) Oyer of Powell, and Joseph (Kimberly) Oyer
of Columbus.
His lifelong interest in education and research led him to the decision
to donate his body to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Athens.
A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of
the Assumption, 132 S. High St., Lancaster, with the Rev. Don Franks
officiating. A reception will follow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
family home at Hide-A-Way Hills for friends and family to celebrate the
joys of his life. A graveside service with military honors will be held
at a later date with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 1625 W. Mound
St., Columbus, Ohio 43223,
www.midohiofoodbank.org or The Air Force Aid
Society, Suite 202, 241 18th St., South Arlington, Va. 22202,
http://www.afas.org.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Route 1, Box 184, Hide-A-Way
Hills, Ohio 43107.

BERNETTE L. K. SCHWARTZKOPF
 Bernette L. K. Schwartzkopf, 88, of Marysville, died Thursday morning,
Dec. 1, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and farmer's wife. She was a longtime member of St.
John's Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing euchre and bingo. A quiet
person, she was strong in character and very devoted to her
granddaughter Jennifer, her children and her faith.
She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Union County, to the late Christian and
Edith Rausch Gase. She was married Nov. 19, 1944, at St. John's Lutheran
Church to Harold J. Schwartzkopf. He preceded her in death July 15,
1999. She also was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law,
George H. and Paula Schwartzkopf; sisters, Lorna Rausch and Lucia Moder;
and a brother, Floyd Gase.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Jennifer Schwartzkopf; two great-
grandchildren, Nova Ogden and Lance Meeks; a brother, Harry (Martha)
Gase of Milford Center; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Monday at noon at St. John's Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial will follow at the church
cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in
care of the funeral home.

LEONARD COLLIER
Leonard Collier, 85, of Plain City died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005 at Memorial
Hospital of Union County surrounded by his loving family.
He was a member of Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union and
was a WWII Army Veteran. He enjoyed many professions including farming,
construction work and was employed by the village of Plain City.
He was a volunteer fireman with the Plain City Fire Department from 1958
to 1972 and also worked briefly as a Plain City policeman. He retired
from Adria Labs and was a lifetime fisherman.
He was born May 4, 1920, in Martha, Ky., to Harry and Nancy Elizabeth
(Barker) Collier. They preceded him in death.
Also preceding him in death were his first wife, Goldie (Vanover)
Collier, a daughter, Rowena "Sue" Ayres, and a brother, Garnett Collier.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Schuler) Golden, whom he married on
Sept. 11, 1999.
Also surviving are: his children Denzil (Phyllis) Collier of Plain City,
and Edith "Jo" (Dan) Yutzy of Plain City; step-children Floyd (Phyllis)
Golden of Delaware; Steven (Barbara) Golden of Plain City; Donna
(Kenneth) Nicol of Marysville and Julie Golden of Plain City, as well as
eight grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and numerous great
grandchildren and step-great grandchildren.
He is also survived by: three brothers, Lawrence Collier of Louisa, Ky.,
Reginald Collier of North Lewisburg, and Edgel Collier of Gary, Ind.;
two sisters, Darlene Burchett and Shelby Rigsby, both of Unionville
Center; and his fishing buddy and brother-in-law, Junior Burchett.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 202
E. Main St., Plain City, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday
with the Rev. Phillip Conrad officiating. Burial will follow in Forest
Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Fire District
Emergency Squad Fund, 650 W. Main St., Plain City, Oh., 43064.

ROBERT E. "BOB" CHAPMAN
Robert E. "Bob" Chapman, 97, lifelong resident of Plain City, died
peacefully Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, 2005, with both his children by
his side at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Marysville.
He was an explorer - he traveled to the Holy Land at age 16 in 1925 with
a group of missionaries and later in life "walked" to Emmaus at a local
church in Marysville. He never quit telling about either experience.
He was a member of Plain City United Methodist Church for more than 90
years and a Sunday school teacher for 60 years. He devoted much of his
energy to his church and the many organizations and clubs he loved.
He was a traveling manager for Kresge's during the Great Depression and
took over his father's Ford dealership, Bob Chapman Ford, in 1935.
An avid pilot, Mr. Chapman and his childhood friend Frenchy Houchard,
built the airport in Plain City during the mid-40s. He still enjoyed
flying in his Cessna at age 97. A ham radio operator, he connected over
the airwaves with his brother-in-law in Tucson each morning for more
than 20 years. He was a devoted caregiver to his wife "Toni," spending
endless hours of companionship at her side.
He joined the Urania Lodge at age 21, was a 75-year member of Aladdin
Shrine Temple, and a member of Royal Order of Jesters Court No. 8,
Kentucky Colonels, Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Union and Madison
County Airport Authority, Union County Republican Century Club and Plain
City Lions Club.
He was born at home in Plain City on June 23, 1908, to the late George
Butler and Linnie Wing Chapman. He also was predeceased by his wife of
more than 65 years, Lenore "Toni" Goodrich Chapman on Jan. 24, 2005; a
special grandson, Eric Hankins; and three sisters Louise Loomis, Ruth
Slear and Kathryn Woodruff.
He is survived by his children, Robert G. (Lynda) Chapman of Plain City,
and Betsy L. (Ted) Hankins of London; four grandchildren, Mitchell
(Jaime) Chapman, Adam (Andrea) Chapman, Joseph Chapman and Julie (Ted)
Basinger; twin great-grandsons, Robbie and Jack; nieces, Susan Woodruff
and Marilyn Slear; and devoted friends, especially Jim Carney, Bob
Cahill and Fred Kile.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, with Masonic services at 6:30 p.m.. A memorial
service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Plain City United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Price officiating. Burial
will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist
Church Building Fund, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.
The family acknowledges the staff at Carriage Court and Loving Care
Hospice.