Archived Obituaries July 2005

DOUGLAS J. "DOUG" HOOPER
Douglas J. "Doug" Hooper, 61, of East Liberty, died Friday, July 29,
2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus after a
short illness.
He was an associate in the Material Services Department with Honda for
15 years before retiring in 2002. He was currently employed in
maintenance at the Super Wal-Mart in Bellefontaine and enjoyed many
friendships with co-workers and customers.
He was a 1963 graduate of Indian Lake High School and was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy, having served from 1963 to 1967. Mr. Hooper was a
talented woodworker and painter and shared many of his crafts with
family and friends. He possessed a terrific sense of humor and will be
remembered most for his orneriness. His greatest joy came from spending
time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Lima, to the late Robert and Alice
Kunkleman Hooper.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Anita J. Houchin Hooper, to whom
he was married June 2, 1984, in the East Liberty Community Building by
the Rev. Beverly Daniels; four daughters, Stacey (Jon) Steele of
Bellefontaine, Diane (Richard) Liles of Urbana, Iona (Donald) Lockwood
of West Liberty, and Marilyn (John) Moffitt of Marysville; three sons,
Wade (Rhonda) Hurless and Douglas Marks of West Liberty, and James
(Angela) Marks of Indian Lake; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Kathy
(Carl) Zimmerman, Debra (Steve) Forr and Mary (Tom) LaDow, all of Indian
Lake; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and neighbors.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services led by the family will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Logan
County Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the funeral home
immediately after the service. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.


GLENN E. ULLOM
Glenn E. Ullom, 81, a longtime resident of Grove City, died Friday, July
29, 2005, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.
He graduated from Broadway High School in 1941. He served in the U.S.
Navy during World War II from 1943-1946. He was a member of Masonic
Lodge No. 637 F&AM since 1959.
He retired from Timken Roller Bearing Co. after 39 years. He served the
Christian church as trustee, deacon and elder. He currently was a member
of Buckeye Christian Church.
He was born May 3, 1924, in Marysville, to the late Glenn D. Ullom and
Cecil A. Drumm Shively. He also was preceded in death by a brother,
Ronald L. Cloyd; and a sister, Shelia A. Davis.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Thelma; two daughters, Jackie
Scott and Patti (Greg) Eckert; grandchildren, Craig (Mary) Veach, Kacy
(Matt) Brown and Robin (Jeff) Leppert; great-grandchildren, Kyia and
Cameron Veach and Autumn and Julian Leppert; and many beloved cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger-Norris
Chapel, Grove City, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday with brother Robert Ellenberger of Benfield Christian Church
officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214; Buckeye Christian Church, 1528
London-Groveport Road, Grove City, Ohio 43123; or Worthington Christian
Church Building Program, 8145 N. High St., Worthington, Ohio 43085.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoedinger.com.

NATHAN SOUTHARD HOWARD
 Nathan Southard Howard, 63, died March 12, 2005, of pancreatic cancer.
He spent his entire Wall Street career in corporate, commercial and
investment banking in the public utilities and energy sectors, most
recently as vice president of the Energy Division of The Bank of New
York. He served as director of the Energy & Utilities Group of Barclay's
Bank, managing director and group head of Prudential-Bache Capital
Funding and vice president of White Weld & Co.
Raised in Milford Center, he was a longtime resident of New York City
and Bridgehampton, N.Y. In his professional career he bridged the
substantial cultural divide between Wall Street and leading public
utilities across the Midwest, Southwest and Eastern seaboard.
He was a graduate of William & Mary and the William & Mary Marshall
Wythe School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar and the
American Bar Association Utility Section.
He also was affiliated with the New York Bond Club and the New York
Society of Security Analysts. He was an active member of the University
Club of New York, the Metropolitan Opera Club and a board member of the
Peoples' Symphony Concerts. He was a member of the Saint Nicholas
Society and the Society of Colonial Wars. He was an avid supporter and
contributor to the arts. He attended Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

His passion for family, tradition and love of harmony will continue.
He is the son of Catherine Hull Southard of Milford Center, and the late
Cone Howard Jr.
He is survived by two daughters, Ercil Howard Wroth of Upland, Calif.,
and Lyndsay Howard Zita of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren,
Elisabeth, Nathan, Alexander and Theodore; his ex-wife Cheri Cochran
Howard-Richter; three siblings, all natives of Milford Center, Ercil H.
Casey of Richmond, Va., Judge Lynn Schaefer of Toledo, and Nicholas
Hathaway Howard of Milford Center. A loving friend, mentor and
inspiration to legions, he is survived by many friends.
Memorial and burial services were held today in Milford Center, with
memorial services held at Milford Center United Methodist Church, 55
State St., at 1 p.m. A reception followed at the Catherine S. Howard
Farm on Middleburg Plain City Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milford Center United Methodist
Church or the Lakeside Summer Symphony, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio
43440.

ANNA MARGARET "ANN" TEGGE
Anna Margaret "Ann" Tegge, 65, of Newark, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005,
in her daughter's arms at the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother and an extremely
hard-working lady who gave so much of herself to those she loved. She
was so proud of her daughter, and the two shared a relationship that was
full of love, respect, admiration, and daily phone calls. She was a
talented gardener and cook and enjoyed many pets throughout her life.
She was of the Catholic faith and will be remembered for her selfless
acts of love and sacrifice. She will be deeply missed by her family.
She was born June 14, 1940, in Philadelphia, to the late Ernest A. and
Ethel A. KoEune Lenk.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Charles William Tegge, to
whom she was married on July 11, 1979; her daughter, Beth (Jimmie)
Cellar of Raymond; grandchildren, Tony, Amber, and Kristy Cellar; and
family pets Cassie and Boomer, whom the deceased considered her
"grand-doggies."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. David Poliafico will
officiate. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Visitation
will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society or
the Union County Cancer Society in care of Mannasmith Funeral Home which
is assisting the family with arrangements.

CLETA MAE MCINTOSH
Cleta Mae McIntosh, 70, of Jackson, Ky., died Thursday, July 28, 2005,
at her residence.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Breathitt County, Ky., to the late Pierce
and America McIntosh. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Jesse Kidd.
She is survived by five daughters, Edith (Glen) Hollon of Milford
Center, Jessalena (Roy) O'Conner of Marysville, Liz (John) Kilburn of
Beattyville, Ky., and Marilyn Collins and Jennifer McIntosh of Richwood;
two sons, Kelly Kidd of Woodstock, and Andy Kidd of Jackson, Ky.; 12
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today at noon at the Watts Funeral Home
chapel, Jackson, Ky., with the Rev. Fred Finley officiating. Burial will
be in Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, Ky.

GEORGIA ALICE BELL
Georgia Alice Bell, 89, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Monday,
July 25, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a short illness.
She served as the secretary to former Union County Human Services
Director John Popio for many years. She was a faithful member of the
Ostrander Presbyterian Church and was a graduate of Marysville High
School.
She loved to play the organ and enjoyed accompanying her husband while
he played the guitar during informal musical sessions at their home. She
will be remembered for clipping relevant comics from the newspaper and
sending them to various friends and relatives. She will be missed dearly
by her nieces and nephews.
She was born May 13, 1916, in Marysville, to the late Clinton "Connie"
and Kittie Hanawalt Croy. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Eber Bell, and three sisters, Elloise Kleiber, Clarice Hutchisson and
Joan Kestella.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including John Kestella of
Westerville, Joe (Susie) Kestella of North Lewisburg, Lou Kestella of
Marysville, and Connie (Gene) Morrison of Fenton, Mich.; several
great-nieces and great-nephews; close neighbors, Murph and Judy Cotter
of Marysville; and her church family.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the
Rev. John M. Groat officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of
the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Morgan Cotter, Lou Kestella Jr., Brett Kestella,
Joey Kestella, Al Morrison and Chris Morrison.

NATHAN SOUTHARD HOWARD
 Nathan Southard Howard, 63, died March 12, 2005, of pancreatic cancer.
He spent his entire Wall Street career in corporate, commercial and
investment banking in the public utilities and energy sectors, most
recently as vice president of the Energy Division of The Bank of New
York. He served as director of the Energy & Utilities Group of Barclay's
Bank, managing director and group head of Prudential-Bache Capital
Funding and vice president of White Weld & Co.
Raised in Milford Center, he was a longtime resident of New York City
and Bridgehampton, N.Y. In his professional career he bridged the
substantial cultural divide between Wall Street and leading public
utilities across the Midwest, Southwest and Eastern seaboard.
He was a graduate of William & Mary and the William & Mary Marshall
Wythe School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar and the
American Bar Association Utility Section.
He also was affiliated with the New York Bond Club and the New York
Society of Security Analysts. He was an active member of the University
Club of New York, the Metropolitan Opera Club and a board member of the
Peoples' Symphony Concerts. He was a member of the Saint Nicholas
Society and the Society of Colonial Wars. He was an avid supporter and
contributor to the arts. He attended Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

His passion for family, tradition and love of harmony will continue.
He is the son of Catherine Hull Southard of Milford Center, and the late
Cone Howard Jr.
He is survived by two daughters, Ercil Howard Wroth of Upland, Calif.,
and Lyndsay Howard Zita of Brooklyn, N. Y.; four grandchildren,
Elisabeth, Nathan, Alexander and Theodore; his ex-wife Cheri Cochran
Howard-Richter; three siblings, all natives of Milford Center, Ercil H.
Casey of Richmond, Va., Judge Lynn Schaefer of Toledo, and Nicholas
Hathaway Howard of Milford Center. A loving friend, mentor and
inspiration to legions, he is survived by many friends.
Memorial and burial services will be held Friday in Milford Center, with
memorial services held at Milford Center United Methodist Church, 55
State St., at 1 p.m. A reception will follow at the Catherine S. Howard
Farm on Middleburg-Plain City Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milford Center United Methodist
Church or the Lakeside Summer Symphony, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio
43440.

JAMES L. MYERS
James L. Myers, 77, a native of Marysville, died Tuesday evening, July
26, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a one-year illness with
cancer.
 He was retired after 37 1/2 years of service in the building
maintenance department at The Scotts Company. Prior to Scotts, he was
employed for two years as a district serviceman with John Deere, was a
former employee of Tom Navin for two years while Mr. Navin developed
Navin Addition, and worked with the road construction crew at Connolly
Construction for five years.
He was a long-time member of Marysville First United Methodist Church,
where he had served on the trustees for four years as a member and one
year as chairman. He also was active in 4-H as a member and advisor and
was a State Farmer.
 Active as a Mason, he was a member of East Liberty Lodge No. 247 F&AM
and had served as lodge master twice. He was a member of Scottish Rite
Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine, and the Union County Shrine Club. He
was active in the Cans-for-Kids Program with the Union County Shrine
Club, which supports Shrine Burns and Crippled Children's Hospitals. He
also was active in supporting the Special Olympics.
Favorite hobbies included collecting maple syrup at the Prall's Sugar
Camp for 40 years. He also was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed
camping with his family.
Mr. Myers was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Marysville, to the late Elton R.
and Mary Cummins Myers. He also was preceded in death by a sister,
Rosemary Mead, and a brother Elton R. Myers Jr.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carol L. VanDorsten, whom he
married in Canton on June 25, 1960. He also is survived by their
children, Laura (Parry) Thompson of Marysville, and Daniel (Alicia)
Myers of Marion; a grandson Jacob Myers; a sister, Carol Jean Robinson
of Centerville; a brother-in-law, Kern (Cora) VanDorsten of Alliance;
aunt, Helen (Robert) King of Hilliard; nephews, Dale (Stephanie) Mead
and Tim Mead of Delaware, Jeff VanDorsten and Eric VanDorsten of Canton,
Geoff Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces, Linda (Richard) DeWitt of
Dublin, Peggy (Don) Clark of Columbus, Nancy (John) London of
Westerville, Mary (Robert) Rawling of Waldo, Christine VanDorsten of
California, Debbie (Tim) Raybuck of Florida, and Audrey (Roland) Seurig
of Germany.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at the
Hopewell Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. A Masonic memorial service will
be held at 8 p.m. Friday.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

DOUG MATTHEW SPARKS
Doug Matthew Sparks, 29, of Greenup County, Ky., and formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Our Lady of Bellefonte
Hospital.
He was a 1996 graduate of East Carter High School, Grayson, Ky. He also
was a member of the Boilermakers Local No. 105 of Piketon, Ohio.
He was born Sept. 1, 1975.
He is survived by his wife, Dorie Sparks; three sons, Zachary Sparks,
D.J. Sparks and Harley Sparks, all of Greenup, Ky.; his father and
stepmother, Larry and Florance Sparks of Grayson, Ky.; his mother and
stepfather, Marilyn and Myron Stammen of New Weston; his grandparents,
Billy and Florance Sparks of Grayson, and Martha and Russell Abele of
Ohio; two sisters, Rhonda Greenhill of Grayson, and Monica Bowen of
Grove City; three brothers, Josh Sparks, Larry Sparks Jr. and Dakota
Sparks, all of Grayson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday after 7 p.m. at Sparks Funeral Home,
Grayson, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with
Bill Gullett officiating. Burial will follow in the Sparks Family
Cemetery in Greenup.
Condolences may be sent to www.sparksfh.com.

CLIFFORD LEROY  BRUMBAUGH
Clifford Leroy Brumbaugh, 86, of Covington, and more recently of Piqua,
died Saturday, July 23, 2005 in the Dorothy Love Retirement Community in
Sidney.
He was a 1936 graduate of Bradford High School. He retired in 1981 from
Hobart Brothers in Troy. Mr. Brumbaugh was a member of St. Johns
Lutheran Church in Covington. He enjoyed woodworking and he and his wife
traveled to different arts and crafts shows together for more than 20
years, displaying and selling their unique items. They also enjoyed
traveling in their motor home, and Florida was a special destination for
them.
He was born Aug. 2, 1918, in Covington, to the late Walter Allen and
Bertha Apple Brumbaugh. His wife, Mary Catherine Roeth Brumbaugh, whom
he married Aug. 10, 1940 in Covington, also preceded him in death on
April 28, 2004. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Millard
Brumbaugh.
He will be missed and remembered by his daughter, Judy Kay (Herbert) Van
Tilburgh of Sidney; his son, Gene (Brenda) Brumbaugh of Marysville;
grandchildren, Jeffrey Van Tilburgh and James Van Tilburgh of Sidney,
and Jeremy Van Tilburgh of Troy; step-grandchildren, Timothy Butt of
Kansas City, Kansas, and Brad Butt of Greenwood, Ark.; a great-grandson,
Graham Van Tilburgh; and step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Butt, Matthew
Butt and Isabel Butt.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home, Covington, where the funeral service will
follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Stephen Nierman officiating. Burial
services will be in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Retirement
Community Activity Fund.
Condolences may be expressed to www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.


FRIEDA BARBARA ELIZABETH NICOL
Frieda Barbara Elizabeth Nicol, 93, a lifetime resident of Marysville,
died Friday, July 22, 2005, with her daughter at her side at Heartland
of Marysville Nursing Home after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a longtime Sunday school
teacher. She was active with the women of the church and the Sew-So
Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing
euchre and will be remembered for her delicious homemade noodles.
She was born Jan. 13, 1912, in Marysville, the oldest of eight children
to the late Carl and Rosa Burns Scheiderer. She also was preceded in
death by a son, Lloyd C. Nicol, on Aug. 30, 2000; a sister, Lorna
Scheiderer; a sister and brother-in-law:  Helen and Harry Evans; a
brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Frances Scheiderer; and a
brother-in-law, Martin Burns. She married Herman M. Nicol on June 2,
1935 at St. John's Lutheran Church, and he preceded her in death on June
7, 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Eileen (Ronald) Vollrath of Marysville; a
daughter-in-law, Marsha Nicol Guntharp of Gahanna; five grandchildren,
Kevin (Melissa) Vollrath of Milford Center, Kris (Angie) Vollrath of
Greenfield, Ind., Keith (Kristy) Vollrath of South Charleston, Tony
(Heather) Nicol of Medina, and Sonya (Greg) Kimball of Columbus; 10
great-grandchildren, Ethan and Olivia Vollrath, Nathan Vollrath, Kole
and Kelsey Vollrath, Gabrielle and Alexander Nicol and Christopher,
Sarah, and Patrick Kelley; two brothers, Roy (Burdetta) Scheiderer of
Columbus, and Edgar (Margie) Scheiderer of Marysville; two sisters,
Gertrude (Ludlow) Nicol of Marysville, and Norma Burns of Milford
Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jay Decker officiating. Burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Loving
Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Vollrath, Kris Vollrath, Keith Vollrath, Tony
Nicol, Christopher Kelley, and Ronnie Scheiderer.

WINIFRED V. "WINNIE" SARVER
Winifred V. "Winnie" Sarver, 93, of Peoria, died Saturday, July 23,
2005, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She retired in 1977 after 44 years in the food service department at the
former Union Manor Nursing Home.
She was a longtime member of the Peoria United Methodist Church and
especially enjoyed writing and reading. She was the beloved "Aunt
Winnie" to so many in the Sarver family and will be remembered for her
faith and gentle strength.
She was born Sept. 7, 1911, at home in Peoria, to the late Jacob Henry
and Mary Opphile Sarver. She was preceded in death by seven sisters,
Mildred Woods, Helen Clark, Elizabeth Sarver, Mary Welch Martin, Alice
Mitchell, Martha Donaugh, and Florence Appleman; and four brothers,
Jacob Sarver, Frank Sarver, John Sarver and Charles Sarver.
Survivors include her sister, Leona Stanford of Perrysburg; two
sisters-in-law, Frances Sarver of Peoria, and Edith Sarver of Marion; a
brother-in-law, Lowell Appleman of Prospect; and numerous nieces and
nephews and their families.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Dick Van Gordon officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.



JOSEPH RICHARD WILGUS
Joseph Richard Wilgus, 93, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, July 23,
2005, at Heartland of Bellefontaine Nursing Home.
A lifelong farmer, he retired from the railroad in 1974 after 43 years
of service with Conrail, formerly New York Central. He was a member of
United Transportation Union Local No. 440 for more than 50 years and was
a member of the Odd Fellows.
He graduated from East Liberty High School in 1933. He was a regular at
Jule's Restaurant in East Liberty. He especially enjoyed spending his
winters in Arizona.
He was born March 10, 1912, in East Liberty, to the late Charles and
Florence Plank Wilgus. He also was preceded in death by four sisters,
Elizabeth Jacobs Phillips, Eva Patience LeVan, Mabel E. Garman, and
Flossie E. Cox; and two brothers, Robert W. Wilgus and Elbie John
Wilgus. He married Eleanor Swysgood on April 18, 1944, and she preceded
him in death on Nov. 19, 1995.
He is survived by a son, William C. Wilgus of Phoenix, Ariz.; two
daughters, Pamela (Robert) Tallman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Patricia
Peters of St. Paris; a step-son, Lee (Nancy) Wolford of Dahlgren, Va.;
four grandchildren, Paul Tallman and Debra, Darlena, and Philip Peters;
two great-grandsons, Kory Erik Tallman and Justin Peters; four
step-grandchildren, Jerry, Joey, Charlie and Donna, and their families;
and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A.W. Purdin
officiating.  Burial will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.

FRANK E. BAUER
Frank E. Bauer, 81, of LaRue, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at his
residence.
He was a farmer, drove a truck and was a livestock dealer. A veteran of
World War II serving in the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater, he was a
life member of the William Britton Post No. 6817 VFW of Mt. Victory. He
was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, American
Haflinger Registry, an Elgin FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer and a member of
LaRue United Methodist Church.
He was born March 19, 1924, in Marion County, to the late Robert L. and
Lucy Irene Brady Bauer. He married Helen J. Hardin on June 27, 1948, and
she died Jan. 29, 2002.
He is survived by a daughter, Janet (Ben) Butcher of Columbus; four
sons, Fred E. Bauer of LaRue, Roy (Rhonda) Bauer of Grafton, W. Va.,
Philip (Albertina) Bauer of Belle Center, and Ed M. Bauer of Mt.
Victory; six grandchildren, Joseph, George, Croft, Jessie, Ariel and
Alena; four brothers, Richard R. (Mary Jane) Bauer of Lithopolis, Dennis
L. (Connie) Bauer of Wooster, John L. (Carol) Bauer of Huntington, Ind.,
and Buddy Wayne Bauer of Tampa, Fla.; and three sisters, Roberta Isabel
(John) Ransome of Marion, Rachel Barnes of Melbourne, Fla., and Dorothy
(Paul) Fields of Marion.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, LaRue. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at LaRue
Cemetery with the Rev. Edward W. Fugate officiating. Military rites will
be conducted by the William Britton Post No. 6817 VFW.
Memorial contributions may be made to LaRue United Methodist Church or
Hardin County Hospice.

ALVA G. DANIELS
Alva G. Daniels, 88, of Delaware, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at
Delaware Court Health Care Center.
Mr. Daniels joined the Boy Scouts in 1929 and later was a scout master
and 4-H leader. He was in the National Guard from 1941 to 1957 and
served in the Civil Defense (Union County) from 1960 to 1976.
He was a Union County Deputy Sheriff from 1939 to 1949 and later a game
protector for the Department of Natural Resources. He also was a member
of the K.P. Lodge which he joined in 1937.
He was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Fayette County, to the late Alva C. and
Lizzie M. Daniels. He also was preceded in death in 1948 by his first
wife, Roberta Sharp Daniels, the mother of his five children; in 1976 by
a sister, Helen M. Rader; and by his second wife, Mary Louise Houseman
Daniels.
He is survived by his wife, Clatie Hurt Daniels whom he married in 1996;
five children, Phyllis (Al) Spaw, Ben (Ruthie) Daniels, RuthAnn
(Richard) Rhoades, Bill (Marsha) Daniels and Beverly (Marvin) Holbrook;
11 grandchildren: 20 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Corrine Stultz.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date by Robinson Funeral
Home, Delaware.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

ROBERT LOUIS "BOB" HUGHES
Robert Louis "Bob" Hughes, 58, of Bellefontaine, died Wednesday, July
20, 2005, at Lima Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
He had been employed for 17 years as a security officer with Acrux
Investigations. He enjoyed fishing and yard sales and valued the time
spent with family and friends, especially his young son, Kenton. Mr.
Hughes lived life on his own terms and will be remembered for his
independent spirit.
He was born Jan. 19, 1947, in Lorain, to the late Leroy Eugene and Ruth
Marie Waggoner Hughes. He also was preceded in death by an infant
daughter, Kaylee Marie Hughes; two brothers, William and Jerry Hughes;
and a sister, Nancy Duncan.
He is survived by five children, Danny, Kitty, Robert, David, and
Kenton; several grandchildren; four brothers, Thomas (Phyllis) Hughes of
Reynoldsburg, John Sr. (Gayle) Hughes of Johnstown, Lester "Puff" Hughes
of Mt. Vernon, and Myron (Terria) Hughes of Bellefontaine; several
nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2  p.m. with the
Rev. John Hughes Jr., a nephew, officiating. Burial will take place at
York Cemetery, York Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenton Hughes Fund in care of
the funeral home.

ETHEL EASTMAN
Ethel Eastman, 95, of West Mansfield, died Friday, July 22, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She had served as a practical nurse for several years with hospitals in
the Marysville, Kenton, and Marion communities. She was a faithful
member of the Byhalia Friends Church in her younger years and attended
the West Mansfield Friends Church in her later years. She was a graduate
of Cleveland Bible College and served missions for three years in
California. She was a former member of the LPN Nursing Association. She
was a joy to her family and beloved aunt to many.
She was born May 19, 1910, near Byhalia, to the late Wallace G. and
Odessa Cooley Eastman. She also was preceded in death by her twin
sister, Effie Moorehead; four brothers, Harold, Ralph, Wallace, and
David Eastman; and two sisters, Mary Hines and Ellen Wickersham.
Survivors include her brother, Ben (Marian) Eastman of West Mansfield;
numerous nieces and nephews and their families; and her church family.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Freer
officiating. Burial will take place at Hathaway Cemetery, West
Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Byhalia Friends Church in care
of the funeral home.

FRIEDA BARBARA ELIZABETH NICOL
Frieda Barbara Elizabeth Nicol, 93, a lifetime resident of Marysville,
died Friday, July 22, 2005, with her daughter at her side at Heartland
of Marysville Nursing Home following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as a longtime Sunday school
teacher. She was active with the women of the church and the Sew-So
Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing
euchre and will be remembered for her delicious homemade noodles.
She was born Jan. 13, 1912, in Marysville, the oldest of eight children,
to the late Carl and Rosa Burns Scheiderer. She was preceded in death by
a son, Lloyd C. Nicol, on Aug. 30, 2000, a brother,  Harry Scheiderer
and a sister, Lorna Scheiderer. She was also preceded in death by sister
and brother-in-law:  Helen and Harry Evans; and a brother-in-law,
Martin Burns.
She married Herman N. Nicol on June 2, 1935, at St. John's Lutheran
Church and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1990.
Survivors include: a daughter, Eileen (Ronald) Vollrath, Marysville; a
daughter-in-law,  Marsha Nicol Guntharp, Gahanna;  five Grandchildren,
Kevin (Melissa) Vollrath, Milford Center, Kris (Angie) Vollrath,
Greenfield, Ind., Keith (Kristy) Vollrath, South Charleston, Tony
(Heather) Nicol, Medina, and Sonya (Greg) Kimball, Columbus; 10
Great-grandchildren,  Ethan and Olivia Vollrath, Nathan Vollrath, Kole
and Kelsey Vollrath, Gabrielle and Alexander Nicol, and Christopher,
Sarah, and Patrick Kelley; two brothers,  Roy (Burdetta) Scheiderer,
Columbus and Edgar (Margie) Scheiderer, Marysville; two sisters,
Gertrude (Ludlow) Nicol, Marysville and Norma Burns, Milford Center; a
sister-in-law, Frances Scheiderer, a resident at Heartland of
Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. The
Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Mannasmith Funeral
Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Loving
Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

 

CHARLES WILLIAM 'CHING' PAVER
Charles William 'Ching' Paver, 85, of Marysville, died Wednesday, July
20, 2005, at his home after a serious three-week illness. His family was
at his side.
He was retired from OM Scotts, where he had worked in plant maintenance.
He was a longtime farmer with his son-in-law, David Hall.
 He was a faithful member of the Richwood Baptist Church. A 1938
graduate of Allen Center High School, he was a veteran of the US Army,
having served from April 24, 1945 to Aug. 2, 1946, mostly in Japan.
He enjoyed his affiliation with the Leesburg Grange, the Richwood VFW,
the T&L Earthtenders Farm Bureau Council, and Scotts Twenty Year Club.
Mr. Paver enjoyed fishing and camping and for several years wintered
near Punta Gorda, Fla. He especially took great pride in his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was loved by all who knew him.

He was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Milford Center, to the late Harry and
Lelah Overacker Paver. He also was preceded in death by two sisters,
Clara Mae Ford and Ruth Rider, and a brother, Harry "Jake" Paver Jr. He
married Donna Albert on May 26, 1938, in Indiana, and she preceded him
in death on Dec. 24, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Charlene (David) Hall of Marysville;
a son, Charles William "Bill" Paver of the home; two grandchildren,
Dennis (Lynne) Hall and Daniel (Peggy) Hall of Richwood; four
great-grandchildren, Hillary Hall and Riley, Maggie, and Grace Hall; a
sister, Dolly Paver Gibson of El Paso, Texas; two brothers, Dick (Gwynn)
Paver of Amarillo, Texas, and Ted (Delores) Paver of Hartford City,
Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Lois Reese of Dublin, and Phyllis Paver of
Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends and neighbors.

Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with the
Rev. Jerry Bentley officiating. Burial with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Maskill
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood First Baptist Church in
care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Paver's nephews, Don Paver, Larry Paver, Michael
Paver, Jerry Ford, Brock Stevens, and Rick Winton. Honorary pallbearers
will be Kenny Moore, Rick Beckley, Fred Wagner, Bob Spencer, Gene Moore,
and George Weaver.

ESTHER H. GALBRAITH NOTEMAN
Esther H. Galbraith Noteman, 92, of Plain City, died Thursday, July 14,
2005, at Carriage Court Assisted Living of Marysville.
She retired from the Columbus Dispatch in 1977. She was a member of
Plain City Presbyterian Church, USA.
She was born May 29, 1913, in Johnstown, to the late Harry and Lura
Watson Galbraith. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Noteman, in 1969; three brothers, Elmer, Earl and Robert; and four
sisters, Edith, Edna, Emma and Roberta.
She is survived by a step-son, Bill (Sandy) Noteman of Plain City; two
grandsons, Chuck (Jenn) Noteman of Galloway, and Jim (Nicole) Noteman of
Plain City; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Avery, Grayson and Lydia; a
brother, Harold (Flo) Galbraith of Newark; and several nieces, nephews
and cousins.
Calling hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Monday at 10
a.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VistaCare Hospice, 2760
Airport Drive, No. 100, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

DOSHIA "PAULINE" GAMBILL AMRINE
Doshia "Pauline" Gambill Amrine, 94, of Marysville, died Thursday, July
14, 2005 at the Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she was known for her proficient housekeeping and cleaning
skills. She was the store cleaner at Gugel Hardware for many years,
where she also was a sales clerk.
She was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, a longtime
member of the Grange and a passionate bowler. She was a graduate of
Caanan High School where she played on the girls' basketball team.
She was born June 18, 1911, in Blaine, Ky., to the late Lonnie and Mae
Holbrook Gambill. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Shorty"
Lowell Amrine on May 5, 2005. Her death occurred one day prior to their
72nd wedding anniversary. They were married July 15, 1933 in Greenup,
Ky. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Anne Irene Gambill,
Maxine Coulter and Dorothy Gambill; a brother, Lonnie Gambill; a nephew,
Lonnie "Charlie" Gambill; a sister-in-law, Ruth Gambill; and a
great-niece, Christine Woerner.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (Dr. Jerry) Hardacre of
Marshfield, Wis.; a son, Max (Karen) Amrine of Milford Center; six
grandchildren, Dr. Jerry (Sarah) Hardacre II of Racine, Wis., James
(Terry) Hardacre of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Elizabeth (Tony) Staskunas of
Milwaukee, Wis., Dr. Jeffrey (Dr. Hadley Wood) Hardacre of Shaker
Heights, Michelle (Tim) O'Connors of Marysville, and Nicole (Patrick)
Lietz of Richmond, Va.; 12 great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jay, Jesse and
Riley Hardacre, John, Michael and Anne Staskunas, Ryan Gallaspie, Shaune
O'Connors, Lauryn O'Connors and Nicholas and Hannah Lietz; nieces,
Jeannie (Bob) Eesley, Kathryn Lyday, Linda (Gerry) Pozmantir, Sheila
(Joe) Shirey; nephews, Gary (Mary Lou) Gambill, Lonnie (Joy) Coulter; a
cousin, Jim (Joyce) Holbrook; and close friends, Jim and Mary Howard of
Marysville.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Friends may call
one hour prior to the funeral. Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELFRIEDA MARIA ELIZABETH WOLPERT
Elfrieda Maria Elizabeth Wolpert, 72, of Plain City, died Thursday
evening, July 14, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a brief
illness.
She worked for the GPC/Apco Federal Credit Union for 54 years. She was a
member of St. John Lutheran Church, Dublin. She was an avid classic car
enthusiast along with her husband. They owned an original 1968 Chevy.
She was active with the Miami Valley Steam Threshers and their antique
tractors
She was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Plain City, to the late Alfred G. and
Lydia Barbara Bunsold Burger. She also was preceded in death by a
brother-in-law, Arthur Boerger.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles Wolpert, whom she
married Jan. 28, 1956, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Chuckery, and a
sister, Dorothy Jean Boerger of Plain City.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30
a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, with Pastor
Jeffrey Rieman officiating. Burial will be in Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

MARY M. INGRAM
Mary M. Ingram, 87, longtime resident of Milford Center, died Monday
morning, July 11, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a
brief unexpected illness.
She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church, the
United Methodist Women and TOPS. A stay-at-home mom, she was devoted to
her children, and in later years, loved and enjoyed her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
She was born June 19, 1918, in East Liberty, to the late Elmo J. and
Mazie Reams Curl. She married Ralph K. Ingram on June 3, 1939, in
Newport, Ky. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1992. She was also
preceded in death by her oldest son, Ronald M. Ingram, on July 17, 2001.

She is survived by her children, Susan K. Ingram and Stephen G. (Soni)
Ingram, of Milford Center, D. Michael (Elaine) Ingram of Findlay, and
Daryl L. (Kathi) Ingram of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Janet Ingram
of Dublin; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters,
Blanche (John) Peer of Columbus, Beulah English of Bellefontaine, and
Jean Haynes of North Lewisburg.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


WERNER W. VOLLRATH
Werner W. Vollrath, 90, of Kettering, died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at
Kettering Memorial Hospital.
He was a 1938 graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor of
electrical engineering degree. He was an avid Buckeye fan, a life member
of the I.E.E.E., and a Registered Ohio Professional Engineer.
Mr. Vollrath was a charter member of Good Shephard Lutheran Church and
served as chairman of congregation and property committees and financial
secretary. He also was a charter member on the committee for
incorporating Van Buren Township as Kettering, Ohio, the Kettering
Charter Commission and Kettering Civil Service Commission for 21 years;
Kettering Volunteer Fire Co. No. 5 for 15 years; and 1980 Kettering
Volunteer Citizen of the Year. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 436
and Campfire Girls for many years.
When rural electrification started, he was employed by United Rural
Electric Co-op, Hardin County, Kenton, to design the electrical
distribution system. He entered civil service in 1940, Army Signal Corps
at Wright Field, Dayton. After 29 years he retired in 1969 from
Aeronautical Systems Division, WPAFB.
He was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran and discharged as a
Captain from the Air Force.
He was born in Cleveland, on Aug. 25, 1914, to the late William Peter
and Catherine Bischof Vollrath. He also was preceded in death by his
wife of 60 years, Evangelyn E. "Nickie" Nicol Vollrath; brother Victor
Vollrath; and sister Renata Lorenz.
He is survived by his son, Kenneth J. (Kathleen A.) Vollrath of
Centerville; daughter, Melinda S. Wilson of Swanton; three grandsons,
Peter (Jill) Wilson of Luckey, Anthony "Tony" (Kelly) Wilson of
Cincinnati, and Kevin (Lindsey) Vollrath of Erlanger, Ky.; two
great-grandchildren, Avery and Madeline Wilson of Luckey; and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today at Good Shephard Lutheran Church
with Pastor Thomas Prochaska officiating. Burial followed at Miami
Valley Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shephard Lutheran Church, 901
E. Stroop Road, Kettering, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Routsong Funeral Home Inc., Dayton, is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET ANN COOK
 Margaret Ann Cook, 85, of Marysville, died Friday afternoon, July 8,
2005, at Heartland of Marysville after a six-month illness. She was
surrounded by her family.
She was a homemaker and retired music teacher. She was an active
longtime member of Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church, belonging
to the WSCS. For many years, she was the church organist and pianist. An
accomplished musician, she enjoyed giving piano lessons and playing the
organ for weddings and church functions.
She was a longtime member of the Mt. Carmel Chapter No. 42 Order of
Eastern Star of Richwood, having served as Star Point Esther for 25
years.
She was born July 18, 1919, in Richwood, to the late Frank and Hazel
White Riley. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Loren W.
Cook, whom she married Jan. 25, 1966, and who died Nov. 28, 1979, and by
two stepsons, Donald E. and Richard Cook.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Rose Marie Cook; and
grandchildren, Dean E. (Bea) Cook, David E. (Michelle) Cook and Dawn M.
(Gordy) Burns; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Sarah, and Emily Cook,
Chelsea and Logan Burns and Darrison Cook.
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 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery. An Order of Eastern Star service will be conducted today at 8
p.m.
 Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the
Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church or the Special Wish Foundation
in memory of Brittany Crabtree.


NANCY MADOLINE NELLIS CRAGO
Nancy Madoline Nellis Crago, 48, of Marysville, died at her home,
Saturday, July 9, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was co-owner of Crago Feed and Nursery and was a pharmacist at CVS
Pharmacy in Marysville. She formerly worked as a pharmacist at Grady
Memorial Hospital in Delaware and for NMC Health Care in Dublin.
A member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, she was a 1975
graduate of Marysville High School and received a degree in pharmacy at
Ohio Northern University.
She enjoyed being a friend, Rick's wife, and "Mom." If she was home in
the spring, she was in the Crago greenhouse "playing in the dirt." In
her spare time, she was in the kitchen making pies, cookies, or
something creative for Rick's Grill. An imaginative seamstress, she
designed many Halloween costumes for family and neighbors. Wrapping
packages was a special passion that resulted in a work of art too pretty
to open.
A devoted mother, she reveled in watching Andy's ball games, going to
Patty's horse shows, and attending Mom's weekend at Ohio University.
Family and friends who knew her and loved her will never forget the way
she touched their lives.
She was born May 13, 1957, in Syracuse, N. Y. and was predeceased by her
father, Robert B. Nellis in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Rick Crago, whom she married May 26,
1979, at Marysville First United Methodist Church; a daughter, Patty of
Marysville; a son, Andy, a student at Ohio University;  her mother, Mary
Saltsman Nellis of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Susan (Jeff) Jack of
Dublin; a brother, Russ (Libby) Nellis of Louisville, Tenn.; her father-
and mother-in-law, Floyd and Peggy Crago of Marysville; two uncles,
Veeder (Sue) Nellis and David (Dottie) Nellis, both of Massachusetts;
two sisters-in-law, Debbie (Joe) Deckop of California, and Connie
(Kelly) Taylor of West Liberty; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and
special friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Marysville
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating.
Private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice
or to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JERRY GENE HINEBAUGH
Jerry Gene Hinebaugh, 63, of Richwood, died Thursday evening, July 7,
2005, at his residence.
Mr. Hinebaugh was a U.S. Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. He worked
at Midwest Express for more than 13 years.
He was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed
bowling and playing the lottery.
He never had a cross word for anyone and will be missed by many,
especially his "my girls" at work.
He was born Sept. 2, 1941, in Franklin County, to Clifford and Helen
O'Neal Hinebaugh. He was preceded in death by his father. His mother
survives in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He also is survived by his wife, Carole A. Smith Hinebaugh, whom he
married Dec. 20, 1963, in Columbus; his children, Tina (Scott) Hamilton
of Richwood, Shelie (Dick) Hammond of Kentucky, Storie (Dean) Bressler
of Marysville, and Michael Todd Hinebaugh of Bellefontaine; a sister,
Carol Sue (Vaughn) DeStefanis of Port Charlotte, Fla.; his
mother-in-law, Virginia Smith of Buckeye Lake; and his grandchildren,
Jessica, J.T. and Julia Hamilton, Justin Blue, Chelsea Hinebaugh, Alex
and Brittany Hammond, Brittany Lynn, Nikita Hamilton and Leah Bressler.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Richwood First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Bentley officiating. There also will
be veteran services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at
1105 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of arrangements.

MARVIN P. L. RAUSCH
Marvin P. L. Rausch, 78, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died Tuesday, June 21,
2005, at his home after a 25-year battle with cancer.
He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Casa Grande, until
he became homebound. He was retired and honorably discharged from the
United States Air Force after 21 years of service. After retirement, he
and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United States, visiting
nearly every state.
He was admitted into RTA Hospice in Casa Grande in December, 2003, but
was cared for at home by his wife and Hospice personnel. Throughout his
battle, he never lost his sense of humor or his faith, regardless of how
severe the pain.
He was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Marysville, to the late Harry J. G. and
Lillie B. Eirich Rausch. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Marie Rausch; his father- and mother-in-law, Clayton and Loretta Shanks;
and a grandson, Mark Pinon.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jean Ann Shanks Rausch, whom he
married July 22, 1950; a son, Brad (Deborah) Rausch, Casa Grande, Ariz.;
a daughter, Sue (Dirk) Pinon, Gillette, Wyo.; five grandchildren,
Michael and Patricia Rausch, John and William Draughn, and Brian Pinon;
two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Kayla Draughn; a brother, Gary
(Joanne) Rausch; four sisters, AnnaMae (Rex) Toops, Barb (Fred) Fensel,
Shirley Cremeans and Kathleen Caudill; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Hackett officiating. Burial
with full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church
Chimes Fund or to the Hospice Foundation in care of the funeral home.

WILLAH JEAN "BILLIE" OSBORN STUART
Willah Jean "Billie" Osborn Stuart, 69, of Marysville, died Wednesday,
July 6, 2005, at her home.
She was an associate of Damascus Health Care the past eight years. She
was a bright, caring and compassionate woman who loved life and living
and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, whom she passionately
adored.
She was a 1954 graduate of Radnor High School and received a degree in
cosmetology in 1955.
She was born May 22, 1936, in Delaware, to the late Carroll Davis Osborn
and Ruth Ella Mae Butts Osborn Herbst. She also was predeceased by her
husband, Bill Stuart, whom she married July 10, 1955, and a brother, Jim
Osborn.
She is survived by three daughters, Cindy Pulkrabek (Jim) Harrison of
Lewis Center, Vicki (John) Cooper of Raymond, and Debbie (Terry)
Hegenderfer of Marysville; a son, Mike Stuart of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Jason Cooper, Joshua Hegenderfer, and Brittany and Brooke
Pulkrabek; a sister-in-law, Sue Osborn, and nephews, Mark and David
Osborn, all of Georgia; and a special friend, John Stuart of Delaware.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Burial will be at Radnor Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Mission Outreach at St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church or to the Stuart/Finch Memorial in
care of Blues Creek Golf Club, Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FLORENCE A. KERNS
Florence A. Kerns, 96, of Bellefontaine, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, after a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife and mother and found immense
pleasure in her home life and raising a family. With a background in
nursing, she offered very special care to many members of her immediate
and extended family throughout her life.
She was the last surviving member of the 1927 class of West Mansfield
High School and became a registered nurse after graduating in 1930 from
Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
She was a former member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church
and the Springfield United Church of Christ and spent the majority of
her life in Green Hills near Cincinnati. She enjoyed vegetable gardening
and always played to win when playing cards.
She and her husband wintered for 17 years in Matlacha, Fla. She served
as a source of pride for her family and will be remembered as a
wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was born Nov. 14, 1908, near Lakeview, to the late Hugh and Anna
Wagner. Her mother died when she was 10. She also was preceded in death
by her loving step-mother, Lillian Wagner, and her sister, Flo Ann
Wright. She married Kenneth M. Kerns, on Nov. 15, 1930, and he preceded
her in death in 1983.
Survivors include a son, Donald (Sharon) Kerns, DVM, West Mansfield; a
daughter, Karen (Charles) Moodespaugh, North Port, Fla.; five
grandchildren: Sue (Doug) Storey, Milford; Sheryl (Craig) North, Roland,
Ariz.; Kenneth (Mary) Kerns, Granville; Judy (Chris) Kitson, Belle
Center; and Kathleen (Allen) Gooden, Round Rock, Texas; three
step-grandchildren: Jill Manville, Milford; Jana (Jim) Mitchell, West
Mansfield; and Steve (Suzanne) Rife, Plano, Texas; 13
great-grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Storey; Alex, Caylee, and Anna
North; Alexandra and Nicholas Kerns; Casey and Scott Patton, Kylie
Kitson; and Zachary, Zane, and Megan Gooden; and seven
step-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Knox
officiating. Burial will take place at Hathaway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Church of Christ in
care of the funeral home.

RICHARD PAUL "RICK" SCHWARTZ
Richard Paul "Rick" Schwartz, 58, of Richmond, Va., formerly of
Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Sentara Norfolk
General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
He was a branch manager for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance in
Mechanicsville, Va. He was a former associate of the O.M. Scott Company
and Barefoot Grass.
An outdoorsman with a great sense of humor, he enjoyed the ocean,
boating, camping, and fishing with his sons. He was a fan of NASCAR and
Ohio State football. He attended Marysville High School.
He was born June 23, 1947, in Champaign, Ill., to the late Paul Edwin
and Kathleen Mildred Edgar Schwartz. He also was predeceased by his
grandparents, Hazel and Harold Schwartz.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Birt Schwartz, whom he married May
18, 1979; four sons, Richard Kelly and Joel Anthony (Staci) Schwartz of
Marysville, Adam Benjamin (Heather) Schwartz of Raleigh, N. C., and
Nicholas Andrew (Lacie) Schwartz of Tucson, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Sara
Nicole Schwartz; two brothers, Mickey (Ellen) Schwartz of Phoenix,
Ariz., and Jack (Jean) Schwartz of Marysville; a sister, Tanita (David)
Dobbins of Marysville; eight nephews; and six nieces.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JUSTIN ALAN PHELPS
Justin Alan Phelps, 21, of Milford Center, died Saturday, July 2, 2005.
Known as "Juice" to his family and friends, he was a sophomore at Urbana
College studying business administration. He was a member of the college
football team.
He was employed as a finish carpenter for OCMS this summer. A 2002
graduate and standout athlete at Fairbanks High School, he was a
four-year letterman in football and basketball. As a wide receiver, he
earned all-state recognition in football and was named to the Buckeye
Athletic Conference all-league basketball team.
After high school graduation, he was a volunteer assistant football
coach at Fairbanks. He was a four-year member of FFA and showed steers
at county and state fair livestock shows and in open class competition.
He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and NASCAR. He attended Trinity Chapel
Church.
He was born Nov. 12, 1983, in Columbus, and was predeceased by his
paternal grandparents, Dick and Virginia Phelps.
He is survived by his parents, Alan and Darlene Phelps and two brothers,
Damon and Greg Phelps, all of Milford Center; maternal grandparents,
Frank and Lurliene Smith of Marysville; aunts and uncles, Dale and Kaye
Phelps of Illinois, Larry and Jenny Phelps and Marsha McCreary of
Milford Center, Cindy Kennedy, Frank, Jr. and Mary Smith, Carol and Les
Starr, Penny and Ken Yunker, and Joe and Carol Smith, all of Marysville,
and Yvonne and Dave Overfield of Raymond; and many cousins, other
relatives and friends.
Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Chris Polley officiating. Burial will be at Union Township
Cemetery in Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Phelps Memorial Fund to
benefit Fairbanks athletics. Contributions can be handled by Richwood
Bank or Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be Elliot Ward, John Henry Ward, Trent Reed, Tyler
Reed, Chris Houdashelt, Andy Forrest, Brandon Daniels and Brad
Winegardner.