Archived Obituaries January 2005


MARJORIE ELDA MARTIN HARPER
Marjorie Elda Martin Harper, 82, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville surrounded by loved ones.
She was a child of God and a member of the Plain City Presbyterian
Church for more than 50 years. She was retired from the Farmers National
Bank where she was a bookkeeper for more than 20 years. She was a member
of Elizabeth Chapter 56 OES.
She was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Clinton County to the late William B. and
Edna Thomas Martin and was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Burgess; a
brother, Robert T. Martin; a son-in-law, David M. Deisher; a grandson,
Robert Sheldon Edrington; a granddaughter, baby girl Mitchell; and her
husband, Robert A. Harper Sr. whom she married June 26, 1946, in London.

She is survived by her children, Robert A. (Leona) Harper Jr. of West
Jefferson, Gloria Jean (Bob) Edrington of Buckeye, Ariz., Marjorie
Elaine (Bill) Wilcox of Plain City, Richard Allen (Joy) Harper of Plain
City with whom she made her home, Raymond Anthony (Debbie) Harper of
Alvin, Texas, and Anita Christine (Gregory) Mitchell of Sheperdsville,
Ky.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha McGlaughlin of West
Jefferson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Plain City Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate
and burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kirkwood Cemetery in
London. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ferguson Funeral Home, where OES services will be held at 6:30 p.m., and
one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church
building fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064.

MARJORIE MAE BRIGHT
Marjorie Mae Bright, 81, of Delaware died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in the
emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She retired from the housekeeping department at Grady and had lived most
of her life in Delaware.
She was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Marysville to the late Walter and
Margaret Gragg Louck and was predeceased by a brother, Walter Louck Jr.;
two sisters, June Bateman and Elma Regal; and her husband, James R.
Bright Sr. in 1993.
She is survived by two sons, James Jr. and Alvin of Delaware; four
daughters, Judy (Dick) Cantrell of Stafford, Ariz., Vickie (Frank)
Carson of Patriot, Connie (David) Congrove of Radnor and Sheila (Wayne)
Brooks of Delaware; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother,
Gene Louck of Marysville; and three sisters, Betty Gordon of Delaware,
Dorothy Organ of Morrow County and Bernice Fausnaugh of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rodman Bennett
Brown Funeral Home in Delaware and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in
Marysville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

ROBERT EDWARD "BOB" LOWRY
Robert Edward "Bob" Lowry, 85, a lifetime resident of Milford Center,
died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, with his wife at his side in the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short
illness.
He was employed for more than 40 years in maintenance with the
Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II,
serving from 1942 to 1945 and receiving four Bronze Stars. He attended
True Faith Baptist Church, was a lifetime member of the Milford Center
VFW and a member of the Marysville Eagles Lodge and was a former
volunteer firefighter with the Milford Center Fire Department. He
enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales and especially enjoyed
traveling to San Diego to visit family. He will be remembered as a
kindhearted man who always gave of himself to help others and was deeply
loved by his wife and family.
He was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Milford Center to the late Charles and
Ottelia Cooperider Lowry and was predeceased by two brothers, Charles
and Ralph Lowry; and a sister, Patty Garey. He married Edna Daum Oct. 3,
1942, in Baltimore, Md., and she died Feb. 13, 1990.
He is survived by his second wife of almost 13 months, Violet Vinson
Villars Lowry whom he married Dec. 30, 2003; a son, Robert E. (Janet)
Lowry II of Troy; a daughter, Judy (Dan) Adelsberger of Marysville; a
stepson, William (Lori) Villars of Plain City; three stepdaughters,
Lucretia (George) Van Niel of Worthington, Allena (Glenn) Ashley of
Springfield, Tenn., and Naomia (Edgar) Romaine of Duncan Falls; four
grandchildren, Kim (Mike) Elkins, Mike (Cathy) Lowry, Brian (Beth)
Adelsberger and Jason (Sheila) Adelsberger; eight step-grandchildren,
Kelli (Roman) Griego, Amy (Brian) Stumps, Kristin (Jerry) Webster, Tim
Ashley, Logan Cuppy, Jason Plants, Lisa (Mark) Zimmerman and Kimberly
(Randy) Byron; 11 great-grandchildren, Josh, Kelly, Kristina and Jesse
Elkins, Justin, Ashley, Chelsi and Autumn Lowry and Ashley and Amber
Adelsberger and Madison Paige Adelsberger; eight
step-great-grandchildren, including Emilee Griego, Ryan Stumps and
Rebecca and Michaela Webster; one great-great-grandson, Caleb; five
sisters, Nellie Todd of Marysville, Virginia Stidam and Helen (George)
Dingledine of Milford Center, Nancy (John) Schnees of Columbus and
Vivian (Ron) Noggle of Radnor; four sisters-in-law, Nettie Lowry of
Ostrander, Betty Lowry of Marysville and Betty Daum and Jan Daum of San
Diego; three brothers-in-law, Tom Garey of Marion, Bob (Twyla) Daum of
San Diego and Glen (Joan) Daum of Seymour, Conn.; numerous nieces and
nephews, countless friends and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. Pastor Jon Berry will officiate and burial with military
honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will be at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES RUSSELL "RED" MCKITRICK
James Russell "Red" McKitrick, 79, of Plain City and a lifelong resident
of Union County died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in the emergency
room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a 1943 graduate of New California High School and a 1951 graduate
of the Ohio State University. He taught agriculture in the Milford
Center and Marysville schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to
1947 in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a C.I.D. occupational
officer in Tokyo. He was a member of Jerome United Methodist Church
where he served on many committees and was a faithful member of the
Number One Fellowship group. He was a devoted and loving husband, father
and grandfather and was generous to a fault. He loved his family, home
and church and was a dedicated businessman who founded and owned
Hilliards Furniture and Darby Sales. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all
sports and was a member of the Farm Bureau and VFW.
He was born Oct. 1, 1925, on U.S. 42 in Jerome Township to the late
Cleland S. and Burdell I. Hayes McKitrick and was predeceased by a
brother, Stanley McKitrick in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Andrews McKitrick to whom he was
married Aug. 14, 1948, at the Jerome Methodist Church by the Rev. John
S. Vance.; two daughters, Mindy (Jon) Kundtz of Dublin and Mura
(Charlie) Johnson of Katy, Texas; three grandchildren, Jennifer Kundtz,
Jamison Kundtz and Kelsey Johnson; a brother, Malcolm "Mackie" (Eve)
McKitrick of Plain City; a sister, Dorothy McKitrick of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Doris McKitrick of Plain City; six nephews; and several
great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will beheld at 10 a.m. Monday at Jerome United
Methodist Church. Pastor Gloria Brooks and visiting pastors Mebane
McMahon and Jill Kundtz will officiate and burial will be at the Jerome
Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at
the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church
building fund, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, OH 43064
.

LENORE "TONI" CHAPMAN
Lenore "Toni" Chapman, 91, of Plain City died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at
Milcrest Nursing Center after an extended illness.
She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and was active in Tri-Delt
Sorority. She was a member of the Plain City United Methodist Church and
was active in DAR, DAC and Eastern Star. She was devoted to her hobby as
an amateur radio operator ? K8PXX ? and talked to people all over the
world from her "ham shack" by the park in Plain City. She was married
for more than 65 years to Robert E. "Bob" Chapman Sr., local car dealer
and loyal care giver.
She was born April 18, 1913, in Uniontown, Pa., the only child of the
late Robert C. and Bess Robinson Goodrich of Plain City and was
predeceased by a special grandson, Eric Hankins.
She is survived by her husband to whom she was married July 16, 1939, at
the Plain City United Methodist Church by the Rev. Evans; a son, Robert
G. (Lynda) Chapman of Plain City; a daughter, Betsy (Ted) Hankins of
London; four grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Barton, Adam (Andrea) Chapman,
Mitchell (Jaime) Chapman and Joseph Chapman; twin great-grandsons,
Robbie and Jack; and nieces, Marilyn Slear and Susan Woodruff Lacey.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Plain City
United Methodist Church. The Rev Dr. Stephen Price will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church
building fund, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064.


PATTY JEAN DAUM
Patty Jean Daum, 74, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, with
her family at her side in the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union
County following a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church. She devoted her life to her husband and family and her greatest
moments came when she was surrounded by their love. Since her husband's
death, she has been an active member of the Windsor and Community
Seniors and she enjoyed the interaction with her many new friends. She
will be remembered as a beautiful and caring wife, mother and
grandmother.
She was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Marion to the late Harold and Eula
Hartshorn Amrine and was predeceased by a great-grandson, Ronald Sidney
Nicol; two brothers, Dale Amrine and his wife, Martha, and Gene Amrine;
and an infant sister, Dorothy. She married Harold George Leonard Daum
April 23, 1947, in Greenup, Ky., and he died Sept. 13, 2002.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Ronald) Nicol of Fairfield, Mont.;
a son, Dan (Joan) Daum of Marysville; four grandchildren, Julie
(Kenneth) Dennis of Parkersburg, W.Va., Ronald Matthew (Pam) Nicol of
Great Falls, Mont., Stephanie Nicol of Fairfield, Mont., and Andrew Daum
of Marysville; two great-grandsons, Floyd Dennis and Matthew Nicol; a
brother, Richard (Evelyn) Amrine of Marion; two sisters, Alice Reams of
Prospect and Janet (Everett) Humble of Marysville; a brother-in-law,
Ernest Daum of Huntsville; three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Amrine of
Marysville, Mary (Albert) Mabe of Powell and Carolyn (Ingo Orhmart) Daum
of Columbus; many nieces and nephews; her church family; and her many
friends at the Windsor and Community Seniors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund in care
of the funeral home.

MYRTLE C. CANODE
Myrtle C. Canode, 90, of Marysville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of Weiss Bros. Department
Store in Marysville. She was a longtime member of the First United
Methodist Church, a former Cub Scout Den Mother and a volunteer at
Memorial Hospital. An accomplished musician, she started playing the
piano and organ at the age of 7 and through the years played for many
church services and funerals.
She was born July 18, 1914, in Meigs County to the late Dale and
Winifred Carpenter Caster and was predeceased by a son, Charles L.
Canode Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Leslie Canode, whom she
married Oct. 3, 1936, in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a son, Kenneth L. (Janet
C.) Canode of Pottersville, Mich.; three grandchildren, Devon Canode of
Glendale, Ariz., Jillian Canode of DeKalb, Ill., and Jeffrey A. Canode
of Mansfield; and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Joshua Canode of
Colorado.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. A. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.


MARIE G. SHAW
Marie G. Shaw, 96, of Zanesfield died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Logan
Acres Nursing Home with her family at her side after a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a deeply loved and adored mother and
grandmother. She was a 1927 graduate of Central High School in Columbus
and attended business college in Columbus. She formerly worked at the
Home for the Aged and Infirm Deaf at Central College. She loved reading
and learned Braille so she could continue reading books after her
eyesight failed. She possessed a keen mind and was quite intelligent and
enjoyed her independence during her later years.
She was born Jan. 4, 1909, in Columbus to the late Louis and Clara Meeke
Myers and was predeceased by a son, Robert Shaw; an infant son, Junior
Shaw; a granddaughter, Deborah Shaw; a son-in-law, Carl Kerns; a
daughter-in-law, Nora Shaw; and a sister, Luella Myers. She married
Lawrence Shaw Feb. 9, 1928, in Columbus and he died May 28, 1985.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris Kerns of Zanesfield and Marjorie
(Raymond) Brown of Columbus; two sons, Harold (Barbara) Shaw of Somerset
and Herman Shaw of Gahanna; a daughter-in-law, Diane Anderson of
Zelwood, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janis Russell and Henrietta
Barrick of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Pastor Willis
Moe will officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

JONATHON ARL MULLINS
Jonathon Arl Mullins, 62, of Plain City died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, in
the intensive care unit at Memorial Hospital of Union County following
an extended illness.
He had been a heavy equipment operator for several companies in the area
and had served four years in the West Virginia National Guard. His
greatest joy came from fishing and hunting with his son and spending
time with his family.
He was born Feb. 17, 1942, in Webster County, W.Va., to the late Milburn
Samuel and Violet Tenney Mullins and was predeceased by his wife, Vivian
L. Mullins on May 12, 2003.
He is survived by his son, Jonathan A. (Jessica) Mullins of Marysville;
a stepson, Brian (Janae) Mulvaine of Marysville; a stepdaughter, Vickie
(Brian) Salsbury of Unionville Center; grandchildren, Conner Mulvaine
and Lyndi and Michelle Mitchell; a brother, Ed Mullins of Ohio; a
sister, Ida Mae Mullins of Montana; several nieces and nephews; and many
close friends. Another grandchild is due in the coming weeks.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home. Bill Preston will officiate and burial will be
held at a later date at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service.


MARY J. KIMMINS
Mary J. Kimmins, 93, a longtime resident of Marysville, died Tuesday,
Jan. 18, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a telephone operator in the late 1940s and early
1950s. She had been a member of the Evangelical Friends Church since
1958 and during her younger days was an active member. Recently, she
attended the new location, Shiloh Chapel. While her daughter Susan was
growing up, she was active in the early MR/DD program, when the late
Betty Brown taught the School of Opportunity, and in the beginnings of
U-CO Industries. She had lived in Marysville since 1940.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Washington, Pa., to the late George D.
and Cleo P. Settle McKee and was predeceased by a daughter, Jackie
Stoutenburg; a son, Bill Kimmins; a brother, Bill McKee; a sister, Betsy
Sligar; and three sisters-in-law, Margaret McKee, Amelia Harper and
Louise Taylor. She married John L. Kimmins June 21, 1932, in Wheeling,
W.Va., and he died in 1994.
She is survived by two daughters, Laura (Paul) Florence of Marysville
and Susan Kimmins of Williston; eight grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; four nephews and two nieces and their families; and
a number of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Edward Vinson will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel in care of the
funeral home.


SALLI LEE MARVIN
Salli Lee Marvin, 58, of Mebane, N.C., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, in
Chapel Hill, N.C.
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 25, 1946, in Marion to the late Dallas and Suzanne
Cramer Sullivan and was predeceased by a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Marvin whom she married Feb. 3,
1967; a son, Mark Marvin of San Francisco; two daughters, Cynthia (Marc)
Breit of Hesperia, Calif., and Amanda Marvin of Mebane; and three
grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to
the services.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


FRANK J. MYERS
Frank J. Myers, 82, of Kenton, formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday,
Jan. 18, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a
short illness.
He was retired from the former Eljer Plumbingware. He served in the U.S.
Army as an ambulance driver during World War II and was a member of the
Eagles Lodge and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed attending county fairs and
carnivals and his greatest joy came from fishing.
He was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Delaware to the late Asa and Myrtle Orr
Myers and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Patricia Ann Myers;
three brothers, Robert "Pidge" Myers, Charles Myers and Harold "Pork"
Myers; and two sisters, Margaret Bright Robbins and Martha Dennis. He
married Agnes Frost on Jan. 11, 1946, and she died Dec. 17, 1958. He
then married Thelma Webster on Sept. 9, 1968, and she died March 27,
1988.
He is survived by a son, James E. Myers and his friend, Jacqueline
Sheskey of Columbus; a daughter, Rose (Dwight) Reed of Springfield; a
stepdaughter, Jerrie (Daniel) Fyffe of Ashland, Ky.; four grandchildren,
James (Danielle) Myers Jr., Candy (Gary) Robinnette, Shelly (Brett)
Yingst and Kelly (Tom) Cornett; two step-grandchildren, Greg Fyffe and
Sherry Fyffe; four great-grandchildren, Braden Myers, Haley Robinnette
and Tyler and Ryan Yingst; a brother, Paul (Norma) Myers of Belle
Center; a sister, Mary Myers of Bucyrus; many nieces and nephews; and
his extended family and friends in Kenton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
or Kobacker House in care of the funeral home.


MARGARET L. WELLER
Margaret L. Weller, 95, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 12,
2005, at Friendship Village of Columbus where she had been living.
She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Richwood where
she served as choir director for 46 years and directed several community
cantatas. She was a member of the Carpe Diem Club, Fortnightly Club and
Richwood Civic Center. She was a private music teacher for many year,
teaching piano and voice from her home. She accompanied many of her
students at regional voice and piano lessons.
She was born Aug. 15, 1909, on the family farm on LeMasters Road north
of Richwood to the late Harley C. and Osa Ola Fox LeMasters and was
predeceased by three brothers, Roy, Charles and William LeMasters; and
her first husband, Robert W. Clevenger in June 1945.
She is survived by her husband, Jack B. Weller whom she married Aug. 2,
1947; a daughter, Gwenyth (Allen) Fabian of Westerville; a grandson,
Thomas A. Miller of Hilliard; a sister, Mabel Gill of Richwood; and a
sister-in-law, Eileen Weller Stephenson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Jerry Bentley will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church, 101
E. Ottawa St., Richwood OH 43344, or the Alzheimers Association, 3380
Tremont Road, Columbus OH 43221.

EDWARD M. GROVES
Edward M. Groves, 68, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He retired in 2001 from Midwest Express after 13 years as manager and
was formerly an associate at the Scott Company for 15 years. A veteran
of the Korean War, he was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953
to 1956. He was a member of VFW Post 3320 and enjoyed golfing and
fishing.
He was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Wellsville to the late Troxel and Helen
Messenger Groves and was predeceased by a brother, Troxel Groves Jr.
He is survived by three daughters, Brenda (Bruce) McCall of Freehold,
N.J., Tonya (Alan) Lutes of Dunellon, Fla., and Toyka White of
Bellefontaine; a son, Edward Groves of Marysville; nine grandchildren,
Toni (Clint) Bennett, Jackie McCall, Melissa (Thomas) Harward, Amy
Lutes, Jill Lutes, Anna Lutes, Chastity Dellinger, Anthony Aquillo and
Grace Groves; three great-grandchildren, Dalton and Dillon Lutes and
Tommy Harward; four brothers, Dallas Groves and David Groves of
Wellsville, Dayton Groves of Mayer, Ariz., and Daniel Groves of East
Liverpool; a sister, Debbie Whiteside of Pikeville, N.C.; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev.
Scot Ocke will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN EDWARD HOLLOWAY SR.
John Edward Holloway Sr., 75, of Raymond died peacefully Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at his home surrounded by his wife and family and many friends
following a courageous battle with cancer.
A lifetime farmer, he was a talented and capable man who appreciated
honesty and hard work. He drove a school bus for the Marysville schools
for more than 22 years and was formerly employed at Whirlpool. He was a
1947 graduate of Northwestern High School and served five years in the
Ohio National Guard. He was a former chairman of the Tri-County
Community Action Organization and served 21 years on the board of
directors of the Miami Valley Steam Threshers.
He and his wife are best known for founding Union County Old Timers Day
and have hosted the event on their farm for the past 28 years. They
founded the United Wagon Train in Union County many years ago which led
to the formation of the Union County Draft Horse Association. He raised
registered Belgians and Haflingers and started Hames & Collars, the
first 4-H draft club in Union County.
He operated Holloway's Leather Shop for many years and made harnesses
and other items for his fellow horsemen. He cared for the younger
generation of farmers and was an honorary member of the Marysville FFA.
He was a one-of-a-kind man who was always ready to share a story or pass
on an ornery joke. He enjoyed John Deere tractors and making a
difference and his greatest treasures were his wife and family.
He was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Raymond to the late John Henderson and
Audrey Leota Landis Holloway and was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ann
Cline Nov. 7, 1979; an infant grandson, Jonathan D. Holloway; an infant
great-grandson, Adam A. Rasey; a brother, Jay Curtis Holloway; and a
sister-in-law, Louise Marmon.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Dorothea "Dot"
McCrary Holloway whom he married Aug. 3, 1950, at the York United
Brethren Church in York Center; three son, John Holloway Jr. of York
Center, Jim (Yvon) Holloway of Mount Victory and Joe Holloway of
Delaware; two daughters, Martha (Tim) Vigar of West Mansfield and Marie
(Rob) Dixon of Marysville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a
sister-in-law, Luci Holloway of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Lloyd
McCrary of Kenton; a very special friend, Jim Bolen of Foraker; several
nieces and nephews, and countless friends and admirers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will take place at the
York Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital or the Union
County Care Train in care of the funeral home.


PATSY J. "PAT" HOFFINE
Patsy J. "Pat" Hoffine, 60, of Plain City died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, in
her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous yearlong
battle with cancer.
She retired from the housekeeping department of Memorial Hospital of
Union County in 1999. She attended Cornerstone Church of Christ in
Christian Union and was very involved with the Pleasant Valley Senior
Citizens. She loved the elderly and enjoyed taking care of people,
decorating and gardening.
She was born Feb. 19. 1944, in Kileville to the late Clarence and
Imogene Hayes Sparks and was predeceased by a son, Mark Vanover in 1980;
a brother, Charles Sparks in 1971; and a great-niece, Aryka Miller in
2002.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Anita "Sis" Hoffine of Plain
City; two granddaughters, Mary Casto of Columbus and Teagen Carte of
Plain City; a brother, Gary (Cathy Taris) Sparks of Linworth; a sister,
Phyllis (Gerry) Brown of Milford Center; nieces and nephews, Matthew
Sparks, Scott Sparks, Sara Jernigan, Chris Brown, Robbi Brown-Miller,
Alyson Brown and Logan Fields; stepchildren, Will Hoffine, Ed (Cindy)
Hoffine, Sue (Bill) Richards and Pam Hoffine; extended family, Carol and
Sam Skaggs; and many friends. Her first great-grandchild is due in the
spring.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Phil Conrad will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 721, London OH 43140, or Home Reach Hospice, Ohio Health Foundation,
3724 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43214.

CORA BELLE HUNTSMAN-LEDLEY
Cora Belle Huntsman-Ledley, 64, of Richwood died Thursday, Jan. 13,
2005, at the OSU Medical Center.
She was retired from the Kroger store in Marysville and enjoyed playing
bingo. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and she
will be missed.
She was born Sept. 13, 1940, in Marion to the late Charles and Mary
Jacobs Huntsman and was predeceased by three brothers, Billy, Clifford
and Harvey Huntsman.
She is survived by her husband, John Ledley, whom she married Oct. 27,
1956; children, Donald (Cynthia) Ledley and Penny (Dave) Thomas of
Marysville; Denny (Lora) Ledley and Leslie (Mike) Bond of Richwood and
Jeffrey Ledley of Waldo; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Josephine Hendrickson and Edith (Phillip) Hoover of
Marion and Barbara (Ronnie) Allinder of Richwood; and several nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call form 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

MARGARET L. WELLER
Margaret L. Weller, 95, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 12,
2005, at Friendship Village of Columbus where she had been living.
She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church in Richwood where
she served as choir director for 46 years and directed several community
cantatas. She was a member of the Carpe Diem Club, Fortnightly Club and
Richwood Civic Center. She was a private music teacher for many year,
teaching piano and voice from her home. She accompanied many of her
students at regional voice and piano lessons.
She was born Aug. 15, 1909, on the family farm on LeMasters Road north
of Richwood to the late Harley C. and Osa Ola Fox LeMasters and was
predeceased by three brothers, Roy, Charles and William LeMasters; and
her first husband, Robert W. Clevenger in June 1945.
She is survived by her husband, Jack B. Weller whom she married Aug. 2,
1947; a daughter, Gwenyth (Allen) Fabian of Westerville; a grandson,
Thomas A. Miller of Hilliard; a sister, Mabel Gill of Richwood; and a
sister-in-law, Eileen Weller Stephenson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Jerry Bentley will
officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood First Baptist Church, 101
E. Ottawa St., Richwood OH 43344, or the Alzheimers Association, 3380
Tremont Road, Columbus OH 43221.

TAMMY LYNN BROWN REESE
Tammy Lynn Brown Reese, 44, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday,
Jan. 11, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A graduate of Perry High School, she was the manager of the Evergreen
Apartments in Marysville. She enjoyed playing card games, camping and
shopping.
She was born April 17, 1960, in Perry and was predeceased by her mother,
Barbara Jean Ash Brown.
She is survived by her father, Donald R. Brown of Perry; her husband of
24 years, Rick D. Reese whom she married Oct. 29, 1980; her children,
Jessica and Richard Brown of Marysville; and a brother, Glenn Brown of
Perry.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday at Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES "TERRY" BAKER
Charles "Terry" Baker, 67, of Lakeview died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at
his residence.
He retired from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Marysville. He
worked at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine as an STNA and was a
member of the Guild. He was known as the "Angel Man" for revitalizing
the Candy Striper and Volunteen programs.
He was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Marysville to the late Charles Forest and
Rose Elbin Baker and was predeceased by a brother, Danny Baker; and a
daughter, Mary Peckich.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Martha L. Wells Baker; two sons,
Charles (Debby) Baker of Galloway and Dennie (Marcina) Baker of
Bellefontaine; four daughters, Marlea (Ed) Arledge of Baltimore, Ohio,
Linda (John) Heath of Bellefontaine, Dorothy (Bruce) Campbell of Jackson
Center and Angela (David) MacLeod of the state of Washington; 14
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his stepmother, Esther Baker of
Newton Falls; two brothers, Jimmy (Louise) Gordon of Russells Point; Don
(Carol) Baker of Newton Falls; and a sister, Sandy Salyers of
Marysville.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the
Nazarene Church, 13699 Route 235 North, Lakeview.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Rutan
Hospital Candy Striper and Volunteen programs or the church.
The Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville is in charge of
arrangements.


FLORENCE C. DASHER
Florence C. Dasher, 98, affectionately known as "Nonie," died Tuesday,
Jan. 11, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended
illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and
was deeply loved by her family. She had been a faithful member of
Trinity Lutheran Church since 1925, was active with many groups within
the church and was the oldest member.
She was born Dec. 6, 1906, near Plain City to the late John and Martha
Scheiderer Gugel and was predeceased by a son, Robert Dasher; a
son-in-law, Robert Vollrath; and two sisters, Frances Nicol and
Christine Rausch. She married Clarence E. Dasher Oct. 6, 1925, and he
died in 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Vollrath of Powell; a son, Dale
(Mary Jane) Dasher of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Mary Dasher of
Marysville; four grandchildren, Larry (Deborah) Dasher of Springfield,
Michael Dasher and his fiancee, Mary Coberly, of Elkins, W.Va., Cheryl
(Steve) Hamilton of Dublin and Molly (Brady) Gillispie of Coalton,
W.Va.; nine great-grandchildren, Randy Dasher, Mindy (Andy) Babian,
Jennifer (Adam) Pettigrew, Marc Hamilton, Shawn, Ryan and Michelle
Dasher, Matthew Cochran and Aaron Stahl; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.


GARY LELAND CURRENT
Gary Leland Current, 50, of Harrison, formerly of the Marysville area,
died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. Information about memorial services may be
obtained by calling Kathy Kranzley at (812) 637-1747.

FAYE F. MESSER FLOYD HALL
Faye F. Messer Floyd Hall, 73, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 11,
2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a nurse aide
at Milcrest Nursing Center for many years and enjoyed collecting dolls.
She was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Ashland, Ky., to the late Roscoe and Eva
Pridemore Messer and was predeceased by a stepson, William H. Floyd;
three grandsons, Richard and Martin Floyd and Chad Hamilton; two
brothers; two sisters; and two husbands, William E. Floyd in 1989 and
Francis Hall in 2003.
She is survived by four sons, Roscoe (Susan) Floyd of Lakeview, Richard
(Nancianna) Floyd, Oscar (Valory) Floyd and Darryl (Carleen) Floyd of
Marysville; five daughters, Annamae (Virgil) Hamilton of Richwood, Carol
(Thomas) Hamilton of Marysville, Jennie (Terry) Hamilton of North
Lewisburg, Molly (William) Hamilton of Raymond and Eva (Ron) Hildreth of
Dunkirk; 19 grandchildren, Roscoe (Deanna) Floyd, Randall (Michelle)
Floyd, Laura (Wes) Ross, Robin Floyd, Alan (Lynn) Floyd, Sharolyn (Tom)
Foreman, Brian Floyd, Barbara Kindle, Angela Floyd, Jeremy (Krissy)
Hamilton, Sonya (Casey) Tibbs, Lyla Hamilton, Candy Kromer, Stacia
Hamilton, Adam (Amanda) Hamilton, Ronald (Jennie) Hildreth, Ruth
Hildreth, Michelle Hildreth and Tina (John) Brough; 36
great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Travis, Heather, Charles, Brandee, Amber,
Jennifer, Kali, Hannah, Ti, Juelz, Tyler, Jacob, Kaleb, Devyn, Talon,
Zachary, Alek, Dyllan, Logan, Phoenix, Felicia, Brandon, Samantha,
Cheyenne, Alissa, Adrianna, Alishia, Trinity, Sarah, Hailee, Katie,
William, Dustin, Tamara, Bradley and Dustin; two sisters-in-law, Viola
(Virgil) Ellis of Marysville and Jean Messer of Richwood; and a
brother-in-law, Ronald Myers of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Millard Wampler will officiate and burial will be at
Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 940 London
Ave., Suite 1800, Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


DORIS ALBERTA SINES
Doris Alberta Sines, 82, of West Mansfield died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005,
at Grant Medical Center in Columbus following a serious two-week
illness.
A loving homemaker, she assisted her husband for many years in the
operation of his business, Sines Plumbing & Heating. She was a faithful
member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and the United
Methodist Women and will be remembered for her dedication to her church
for her eight years of volunteer service as church secretary. She was a
1940 graduate of Raymond High School and was a member and past matron in
1950 of Harriett Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She and her
husband enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and were able to spend 13 winters
together there. She enjoyed reading and will be remembered as a
wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She was born Nov. 8, 1922, in York Center to the late Joel and Ruth
Hildreth Phipps and was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Mathys.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Calvin E. "Gene"
Sines whom she married June 7, 1942, at the Raymond United Methodist
Church parsonage; a son, Donald (Sharyl) Sines of West Mansfield; a
daughter, Josephine (Jerry) Sloop of Richwood; four grandchildren, Julie
(Todd) Mobley, Steve (Teresa) Sines, Stacie (Artie) Sedgwick and Carrie
Sloop; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jessie and Tate Mobley, Sydney
and Tanner Sines and Trey, Lauren and Kayla Sedgwick; a brother, William
(Connie) Phipps of Cincinnati; a sister, Donna Thompson of Florida; a
sister-in-law, Cleora Mae (James) Smith of Hudson, Fla.; numerous nieces
and nephews; many friends; and her church family.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the
West Mansfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wilson will
officiate and, following cremation, burial will be held in the spring at
Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. until the time of the
service and after the service in the church basement for refreshments
and fellowship.
The family asks that in honor of the deceased's service to her church,
memorial contributions be made to the church.
The Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.


ALMA GAE LEAPLEY
Alma Gae Leapley, 81, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired from the Scotts Company after 10 years as a tracing clerk
and she and her husband, Howard, owned and operated G&H Lock and Key
Shop in Marysville for 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran
Church and Mary Chapter 9, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a 1941
graduate of Shelby High School. She was a gifted painter who found
beauty in nature and captured it and all its completeness with her
talented hands as she painted beautiful landscapes and still lifes. She
enjoyed knitting and crocheting and corresponded with friends all over
the United States. Her greatest legacy is her dedication as a loving
mother, grandmother and friend. She was known to put the needs of others
before her own and she had an outgoing personality and a compassionate
nature.
She was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Kenton to the late Wilbur H. and Zella
Highland Hurter and was predeceased by her husband of more than 50
years, Howard Leapley in 1996.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen Peters of Shelby; a grandson, Jason
(Lindsay) Broters of Bucyrus; seven great-grandchildren, Peyton, Zayna,
Garrett, Alexis and Ella Broters and Dane and Karlie Marlatt; and
special friends, Aaron and Mary Lou Marlatt and her namesake, Laurie Gae
Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where Eastern Star services will
be conducted at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
16540 County Home Road, Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JAMES FOREST "FORTY" MOOTS
James Forest "Forty" Moots, 86, of Bellefontaine, formerly of the East
Liberty area, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 at the home of his son, David,
after a brief illness.
He was retired from the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty,
Ohio Medical Indemnity in Columbus and the United States Air Force. He
was a 1936 graduate of East Liberty High School.
He was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Russells Point to the late Grover
Cleveland and Ruth Smith Moots.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ellen E. Moore Moots, whom he
married Nov. 2, 1940, in Union, Mo.; children, Carol (Don) Walters of
Russells Point, James F. (Hollie) Moots Jr. and Melissa (Dan) Grau of
Bellefontaine and David R. (Karen) Moots of Marysville; six
grandchildren, John K. Rice of Florida, Jennifer Bielawski of Columbus,
David R. (Leigh Ann) Moots Jr. and James F. Moots III of Marysville and
Erika E. (Thomas) Hackley and Sarah E. (Jeremy) Arthur of North
Lewisburg; nine great-grandchildren, Jerik D. Moots, Logan W. Moots,
Aaron J. Moots and Robert W. Moots of Marysville, Nathan Hackley, Adam
Hackley, Jacob Arthur and Elizabeth Arthur of North Lewisburg and Steven
Bielawski of Columbus; and a sister, Alice Easter of Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
East Liberty Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by
the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be James F. Moots Jr., David R. Moots, David R. Moots
Jr., James F. Moots III, James W. Moots and Donald Walters.

JOHN G. "JACK" PHILLIPS
John G. "Jack" Phillips, 66, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, in
the comfort of his own home with his wife and family at his side from
complications of a recent stroke
He was retired from Denison Hycraulics after 38 years of service and
proudly served for 10 years as the administrator of the Marysville Moose
Lodge. His work with the lodge helped renew an era of financial
stability and growth and garnered statewide and national admiration. For
his efforts, he was invited into the exclusive Moose Pilgrims membership
this past summer. He was a past trustee and president and current member
of the Marysville Eagles Lodge. He graduated from Central High School in
Columbus in 1955 and served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne of
the U.S. Army. He was a fan of the OSU Buckeyes and enjoyed hunting,
fishing and spending time with his family.
He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Columbus to the late Alden and Ruby
Edwards Phillips and was predeceased by his first wife, Barb Phillips;
his brother, Fred Phillips; and a stepson, Jasin Frazier.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Cathy Freeman Phillips whom he
married Nov. 21, 1994; two sons, John "JP" (Lisa) Phillips and Dave
(Lisa) Phillips of Marysville; a daughter, Brenda (Ralph) Mason of
Powell; two stepsons, John Frazier and Jeremy Frazier of Marysville; a
foster daughter, Patty Spaw of Plain City; six grandchildren, John G.
Phillips III, Christopher, Matthew and Katie Mason and Ryan and Lyndsey
Phillips; three foster grandchildren, Jessica, Bethany and AJ Spaw; his
father- and mother-in-law, George and Mary Jane Freeman of Marysville;
three brothers-in-law, George E. "Ed" (Mary Ann) Freeman of Sunbury,
Larry (Sonie) Freeman of Ostrander and Mark (Joan) Freeman of
Reynoldsburg; two sisters-in-law, Terry (Daryl) Shindewolf of Ostrander
and Nancy (Chris) Reames of Zanesfield; and several nieces and nephews.
No funeral services will be held and burial will take place at a later
date following cremation. Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Mannasmith Funeral Home West Chapel where a Moose Pilgrim ritual
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family are invited to the Eagles
Lodge following calling hours where the Eagles will conduct a memorial
service and provide food and fellowship.

THE REV. DOROTHY "JEAN" DAVIS
The Rev. Dorothy "Jean" Davis, 72, of Gahanna died Saturday, Jan. 8,
2005, at her home.
She was known for her love of her family and the ocean and her joy of
reading and music and she enjoyed playing the piano. She was a 1950
graduate of Mifflin High School and earned an associate degree in
applied science from the Columbus Technical Institute, now Columbus
State Community College, in 1975. She earned a bachelor of arts degree
from Ohio Dominican College in 1977 and earned a master's degree in
theological study from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1984. She was
ordained at Emmanuel Christian Church in February 1983. She was a past
president of Courage Inc.
She was born March 29, 1932, in Fairfield County to the late Howard
"Tom" and Mary "Alice" Petty; siblings, Francis, John, Wayne, Naomi and
Marilee Petty; and her mother- and father-in-law, James and Dessie
Davis.
She is survived by her husband, Charles "Carroll" Davis; children,
Carole (Feyyaz) Sismanturk of Bexley, Charles "Chuck" Davis of Australia
and Laurie Davis of Heath; grandchildren, Stella "Amy" Davis, Melinda
Davis, Celik "Jon" Sismanturk and Charles "Chuckie" Sismanturk;
siblings, Violet "Louise" O'Farrell, Eileen Beardsley and Neil and James
"Jimmy" Petty; and many other relatives and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger
Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. The Rev. Tillie
Cattrell will officiate and burial will be at Asbury Cemetery. Friends
may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
937 N. High St., Worthington OH 43085, or Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 W.
State St., Columbus OH 43222.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

JESSIE MAE DRUMM
Jessie Mae Drumm, 67, of Magnetic Springs died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005,
in the comfort of her daughter's home with her family at her side
following an extended illness.
A hard-working and well-liked woman, she was employed for more than 25
years with Kipco Inc. in Magnetic Springs before retiring in 2000. She
always worked with her hands and found great enjoyment in sewing,
embroidery, woodworking, painting and gardening. For many years, she was
an active member of Save Our Springs, a non-profit organization for the
betterment of Magnetic Springs. She was dearly loved by her family and
will be sadly missed by her many friends, neighbors and relatives.
She was born April 19, 1937, in Pharisburg to the late RB and Omah Barry
Kilfian and was predeceased by a son, Barry Dean Drumm on Jan. 30, 2003;
a son-in-law, Buck Slone on Jan. 26, 2004; a brother, Robert Kilfian;
and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd and Stanley Drumm. She married Donald L.
Drumm June 15, 1955, at Springdale Methodist Church and he died June 6,
1990.
She is survived by two daughters, Sallie Slone of Magnetic Springs and
Tresa (Chris) French of Marengo; a son, Richard Drumm of Magnetic
Springs; three grandchildren, Jarod Furrow and Kristianna and Kristofer
French; a brother, John (Marilyn) Kilfian of West Mansfield;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anne Kilfian, Pearl (Betty) Drumm,
Carl (Luella) Drumm, Arthur (Roberta) Drumm, Rodney (Patsy) Drumm,
Richard Drumm, Wilma Noonan, Wanda Henry and Marilyn (Eddie) Brown of
Marysville, Sarah Drumm of Milford Center, Robert Drumm of Alexandria,
Francis (Marie) Drumm Jr. of San Bernadino, Calif., and Gloria Oates of
Kenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and, following
cremation, burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals in care of the
funeral home.

BETTY JANE SALYERS
Betty Jane Salyers, 82, of Marysville died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures with her family at her side.
She was a loving homemaker and devoted wife and formerly worked at the
Ohio Orchard. She attended the Marysville Freewill Baptist Church. She
enjoyed her church, cooking, taking care of her home and caring for her
family and her little dog, Scooter.
She was born March 9, 1922, in Plumwood to the late Edward and Lulu
O'Brien Reed and was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Reed Conley and
Louise Reed Billman.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Everett O. Salyers
whom she married Aug. 30, 1940, in Mechanicsburg; two sons, Gary (Linda
Jean) Salyers of Marysville and Roger (Barb) Salyers of Milford Center;
a daughter, Joyce (Ron) Jackson of Zanesfield; a brother, Robert "Bob"
(Jean) Reed of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Mark, Tina, Brenda, Scott,
Steven, Eric, Christina and Keith; 10 great-grandchildren; lifelong
friends, Dorthy Hedgecock of Urbana and Martha Knisley of Plattsburg;
numerous nieces and nephews; many friends and relatives; and her church
family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Freewill
Baptist Church on Cherry Street. The Rev. Jon Mountjoy and a grandson,
the Rev. Steven Salyers, will officiate and burial will be at the
Plumwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.'

PHYLLIS RAYMONDE WATKINS
Phyllis Raymonde Watkins, 76, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home.
A loving homemaker, she formerly worked as a bookkeeper with
Bellefontaine Landmark and as a designer with Wren's Flowers and
Middlesworth's Flowers and had recently been employed with AVI at Honda.
She was a devoted member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and
served as an MYF counselor for many years at North Greenfield United
Methodist Church and as a 4-H advisor with Bookescreek Jr. Farmers for
17 years. She enjoyed sewing, flowers and cooking and will be remembered
for her banana bread and her loving ways.
She was born March 21, 1928, in East Liberty to the late Raymond M. and
Clorinda Elizabeth Hill Miller and was predeceased by a brother, Perry
Miller, on May 12, 1977.
She is survived by her loving husband of more than 58 years, Melvin
Watkins Jr. whom she married May 20, 1946, in Newport, Ky.; a daughter,
Sarah Elizabeth (Mike) Lewis of Spencerville; two sons, Dwight E. (Bev)
Watkins of West Mansfield and Rick L. (Becky) Watkins of Bellefontaine;
six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Parks
of Bellefontaine and Talitha Smith of Fort Myers, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Roger Gorden will officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial
Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist
Church in care of the funeral home.

GERALD LYNN "JUG" WOODRUFF
Gerald Lynn "Jug" Woodruff, 66, of Urbana died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005,
at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was a 1956 graduate of Urbana High School where he was a member of
the touring Castleaires Boys Chorus, marching band and the baseball
team. He attended the Ohio State University. He was a veteran of the 2nd
Infantry Training Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, with overseas service in
Okinawa and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 1960.
He was a member of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy's 62nd class,
was stationed at the Lima and Springfield posts and was part of the
Tactical Patrol Squad in the Akron and Elyria areas during his seven
years with the patrol.
In 1969 he continued the family business started by his in-laws and ran
the Dairy Queen in Urbana with his wife for 31 years. He was a member of
the Urbana United Methodist Church. He was service safety director for
Urbana under Mayor David Cameron. He became a Mason in 1965 with Harmony
Lodge 8 of Urbana and was a 32nd Degree Mason. A man of many talents, he
enjoyed painting and was an accomplished artist. He enjoyed traveling
with his family, especially to Sanibel Island, Fla., and looked forward
to his outings with his golfing buddies. He made his first hole-in-one
in 2003.
Everyone who knew him loved him. He was a generous friend to all and his
ornery, warm and loving personality changed the lives of everyone he
met. He will be greatly missed by his family, his special Dairy Queen
children, golfing gang and a multitude of close friends.
He was born in a log cabin in Salem Township on July 11, 1938, to the
late Marvin C. "Peck" and Thelma Woodruff and was predeceased two months
ago by his wife, Jerri, who fought the same courageous cancer battle.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah (Darrell) Doupnik and Tami
(Andy) Gastineau of Marysville; a son, Scott (Anne) Woodruff of
Springfield; grandchildren, Brittany, Stephanie and Samantha Doupnik,
Courtney, Jenna and Jake Gastineau and Allyson Woodruff; a brother, Dr.
Robert (Evelyn) Woodruff of Gainesville, Fla; a sister, Pat (Dick)
Spaulding of Benson, Ariz.; a close cousin and friend, Jim and Doris
Shaloo; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Urbana
United Methodist Church, 238 N. Main St. The Rev. Jim Bills, his
longtime friend and fellow Castleaire, and Dr. John Daniels will
officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana.
Pallbearers will be Dick Spaulding, Jim Shaloo, Mike Melvin, Don Long,
Frank Giampetro, Hobe Neiswander, Ned Kirby and Terry Miller. Honorary
pallbearers will be Bob Woodruff, Dave Pfaff, Don Woodruff, Darrell
Dopupnik, Andy Gastineau, Ronny Rutan and Carl Jenkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital, 300 W.
10th Ave., B-13-4-459, Columbus OH 43210, or Mercy Hospice, 1343 N.
Fountain, Springfield OH 45504.
Condolences may be sent to www.mem.com.

LARRY JOSEPH
Larry Joseph, 58, of Prospect died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at his home
following a three-and-a-half year battle with cancer.
He retired two and a half years ago from the North Union Schools where
he taught art for 30 years. He was also for the last 26 years a very
talented woodworker, spending many hours making treasures for many
people. He was a 1966 graduate of Elgin High School and graduated from
Salem College in Salem, W.Va. He also attended Ohio Northern University
and the Ohio State University. He played football and baseball in high
school and football in college. He served in the National Guard for six
years and was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was an inspiration to many of his former students for his
determination and for many, it led to a career in art or teaching or
both. One of his greatest accomplishments, along with his wife, was his
vision and reality of Chapel Hill House, a retreat near Morral for
families who are dealing with a child who has cancer. He will be missed.
He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and teacher.
He was born Sept. 15, 1946, in Pikeville, Ky., to Arnold and Marie
Leslie Joseph and they survive in Prospect. He is also survived by his
wife, Annie Wasserbeck Joseph whom he married Aug. 9, 1970, in Green
Camp; a son, Jason Joseph and his fiancee Jennie Jones of Galloway; a
grandson, Andrew Joseph; a sister, Betty (Jerry) Remlinger of Prospect;
his mother-in-law, Norma Wasserbeck; two nephews, Shon (Sheila)
Remlinger and Brad (Tara) Gilbert; and a niece, Tasha Fetherolf.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate and burial will
be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Pallbearers will be Jason Joseph, Dave Cline, John Hyatt, Bill
Almendinger, Shon Remlinger, Brad Gilbert and Lester Grose.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 203 N. Elm St.,
Prospect OH 43342, or Chapel Hill House, in care of Kids & Kamp, 3340
Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43202.

 

LAURENCE DALE ELLIOTT
Laurence Dale Elliott, 80, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died Monday, Jan.
3, 2005, at his home following an extended illness.
He was retired after 24 1/2 years of service with Anchor-Hocking of
Lancaster and moved to Colorado in 1974. He was a 1942 graduate of West
Mansfield High School and a 1950 graduate of the Ohio State University.
From 1942 to 1946 he served in the medical corps in the U.S. Army during
World War II. He was a very talented artist and accomplished pianist.
He was born Jan. 19, 1924, in West Mansfield to the late Dean and Ruth
Joy Atha Elliott and was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law,
Neal and Lucille Elliott.
He is survived by a lifelong friend, Al Omsberg of Glenwood Springs; a
brother, Robert "Bob" (Charlene) Elliott of West Mansfield; nieces and
nephews, Jim (Twyla) Elliott, Shonia (Bob) Stevenson, Bartt (Carol)
Elliott, Brett Elliott and Mark (Carol) Elliott of West Mansfield, Debra
(Garry) Lloyd of Rushsylvania and Robin (Bob) Titus of Bellefontaine;
and several great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and
-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Willis Moe
will officiate and burial will be at the Hathaway Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.


DONNA M. JACKSON
Donna M. Jackson, 56, of Zanesfield died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, in the
comfort of her own home with her husband at her side following a serious
five-month battle against cancer.
She retired in April 2004 from Honda East Liberty after 22 years as an
assembler. She was deeply loved by her husband and family and her
greatest moments were when she was surrounded by her children and
grandchildren. She and her husband enjoyed many happy days together
camping at Lake Erie and spending quiet time together relaxing and
fishing on their boat.
She was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Marion to the late James Walter and
Marian E. Midlam Richardson and was predeceased by a grandson, Justin
Williamson; a brother, Larry G. Richardson; a brother-in-law, Phillip
Jackson; and a sister-in-law, Sandra Jackson.
She is survived by her devoted husband of more than 25 years, James H.
"Jim" Jackson whom she married Oct. 27, 1979, in Byhalia; seven
daughters, Brenda Bicking of Morgantown, Pa., Tammy "T.J." (Trevor)
Nenninger of West Milton, Tammy (Roger) Williamson of Bellefontaine,
Jayme Jackson of Wapakoneta, Cheryl (Charles "Chuck") Long of Ridgeway,
Wendy (Jason) Anderson of Marysville and Tiffany (Doug) Brewster of
Winter Park, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; a brother, James D. "Jim"
(Marjorie) Richardson of Marion; two sisters-in-law, Betty Drake of
Portsmouth and Deanne Jackson of Green Camp; three brothers-in-law,
Harland Jackson of Raymond, Jack L. (Cindy) Jackson of West Liberty and
Robert Jackson of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Chaplain
Keith Mathews of Tricare Hospice will officiate and burial will be at
the North Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tricare Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

JOHN M. CAMPBELL JR.
John M. Campbell Jr., 72, of Belle Center died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at
his residence.
He was a pressman at Merchants Industry in Bellefontaine and was a U.S.
Navy veteran.
He was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Urbana to the late John and Gladys Withem
Campbell Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Adrian Griffin and his
stepmother, Irene Holland Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bray Campbell whom he married Jan. 7,
1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine; a son, John
(Cyndie) Campbell of East Liberty; two daughters, Sheryl (Jerry)
Campbell-Schwerin of Harrod and Kim (Jack) Campbell-Miller of Belle
Center; eight grandchildren, Josh Lovett, Jessica Lovett-Green, Seth
Schwerin, Eirica and Courtney Miller and Kiersten, Katelyn and Johnny
Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Renne Eley-Lovett, Bridgitte Lovett
and Makynzi Green; a sister, Eileen Chapman of Urbana; five nieces,
Emily Headlee, Patty Bennett, Carol Hill, Sandra Johnson and Judy
Nichols; and two nephews, John and Dirk Mason.
Pastor Bob Green will officiate at graveside services which will be held
at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Zanesfield Cemetery where military services
will be conducted by the Logan County Honor Guard. There will be no
visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or
St. Rita's Hospice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Belle
Center.


BEULAH V. POLING
Beulah V. Poling, 92, of Delaware died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Grady
Memorial Hospital.
She was retired from Ranco Manufacturing in Delaware and was a member of
the Ranco Retirees and St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
She was born Jan. 24, 1912, in Oak Hill, W.Va., to the late Marvin and
Nora Agee Richards and was predeceased by a son, William in 1998; a
great-grandson, Jamie Decker; a son-in-law, Bob Decker; and her husband
of 60 years, Willard Poling in 1994.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Decker of Delaware; her
daughter-in-law and caregiver, Pat Poling of Delaware; 14 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bennett Brown
Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware. The Rev. Alvin Stein will officiate and
burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.


HESTER JOSEPHINE SIMS SHOEMAKER
Hester Josephine Sims Shoemaker, 80, of Rushsylvania died peacefully at
Heartland of Bellefontaine Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005.
She was a homemaker, worked as a home health aid and did clerical work
in Dayton, at the Montgomery Ward store in Bellefontaine and most
recently at the Bellefontaine Nutrition Site of the Tri-County CAC.
During World War II, she worked as an inspector of carburetors for
military bombers. She was a member of the Rushsylvania Presbyterian
Church, the Wiley Guild and the Samaritan Circle of Christian Service.
She was born May 2, 1924, near Sparta, Tenn., to the late William E.
"Tig" and Mary Myrtle Gooch Sims and was predeceased by a brother,
Charles Sims. She married Claude D. Shoemaker Oct. 31, 1953, in Dayton
and he died Nov. 25, 1967.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Darla) Shoemaker of Tulsa, Okla.; a
daughter, Carol (James) Craft of East Liberty; grandchildren, Patrick
(Tonya) Price of Rushsylvania and Tina (Bobby) Walker and Carrie
(Nathan) Palmer of Oklahoma; six great-grandchildren, Dakota Price,
Tori, Andrea and Brian Walker and Codie and Katelyn Palmer; a sister,
Ida Walker of Lakeview; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Rushsylvania with burial at the Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Rushsylvania Presbyterian Church, the American Heart Association or
Tricare Hospice.