Archived Obituaries June 2005

RODGER S. HOYT
Rodger S. Hoyt, 71, of Delaware, died Wednesday night, June 29, 2005, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
A resident of Delaware for 30 years, he enjoyed gardening, golfing,
softball and bowling. He was a well-known and respected geneticist,
first with Eastern A.I. Cooperative in Ithaca, N.Y., starting in 1959,
then with Select Sires, beginning in 1974. During this time, he was
chairman of the NAAB Ad Hoc-type Committee that developed the linear
scoring protocol now in use throughout the world.
He also was a 25-year member of the National Association of Animal
Breeders Dairy Sire Evaluation and Genetic Improvement Committee and was
the NAAB's representative at the Korean-United States Dairy Seminars in
Seoul, South Korea in 1981.
He was a member of the National Dairy Cattle Breeding Workshop Planning
Committee, the Linear Type Committee of the Council on Dairy Cattle
Breeding, the National Dairy Shrine, was a Delaware County Master
Gardener, and a former president of the Delaware Men's Garden Club.
He retired from Select Sires in 2000. His vocational honors include the
State University of New York - Cobleskill Distinguished Alumni Award in
1983, the NAAB Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and the American
Jersey Cattle Association - National All-Jersey Award for Meritorious
Service in June of this year.
He was born April 27, 1934, to the late Dudley and Mary Alice Meyer Hoyt
of South Salem, N.Y.
He is survived by his wife, June; a son, Steven (Eileen) of Ithaca,
N.Y.; three daughters, Cindy Baldwin of Vestal, N.Y., Martha Collacchi
of Ithaca, N.Y., and Lauri Dickens of Oxford, N.Y.; five grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rodman Bennett Brown
Funeral Home & Crematory, Delaware, where funeral services will begin at
the conclusion of calling hours at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St.,
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 USA or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the Web site
www.bbrfh.com.

REBECCA HAY PHILLIPS
Rebecca Hay Phillips, 98 of Plain City, died this morning, June 30,
2005, at the home of her son, Ambrose Phillips Jr.
A resident of Plain City since 1941, she was affiliated with the Amity
Enterprise Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and rug making.
She was born Oct. 27, 1906, in Lawrence County, Ky., to the late Leander
and Rilda Skaggs Hay. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Ambrose Phillips, who died in 1977; an infant son, George Daniel
Phillips; three sisters, Mary Esta Fyffe, Joy Phillips and Gladys Smith;
and two brothers, Charlie Hay and John P. Hay.
She is survived by seven loving children, Hazel (Carson) Harrington,
Lydia Phillips, Harold Phillips, Maggie Picklesimon, Joyce (Don) North,
June (John) Glass and Ambrose (Linda) Phillips; two sisters-in-law,
Zella Skaggs and Nelva Hay; a brother-in-law, Woodrow Smith; 22
grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 60 great-great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 10
a.m. Pastor Harold Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Foster
Chapel Cemetery.

RANDALL JAMES CHAPMAN
Randall James Chapman, 57, of Richwood, died early Monday morning, June
27, 2005, at his home, with his wife and loving family and friends by
his side.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, stationed in Butte,
Mont., for two years and Madrid, Spain, for two years.
He was a truck driver for five years.
He was born July 18, 1947, in Marion, to Dorothea Faye Hypes Chapman and
Dale C. Chapman. He was predeceased by his mother, and is survived by
his father and stepmother, Louise Chapman of Logan.
 He also was preceded in death by a half-brother, Michael Lee Chapman; a
half-sister, Susan Louise Brooks; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
On Nov. 19, 1998, he married Marilyn K. Horn in Tucson, Ariz., and she
survives. Also surviving are his children, Carrie Lynn Chapman of
Richwood, Christin Chapman of North Hollywood, Calif., and Chad (Cindy)
Chapman of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Kevin (Shauna) Chapman of
Richwood, and Steve (Yayon) Chapman of Raleigh, N.C.; a sister, Melodi
(Dale) Wiser of Ostrander; a grandson, Reese Carter; special friends,
Allen and Tabitha Couch of Middleburg; several nieces and nephews; a
great-niece and great-nephew; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
In keeping with Mr. Chapman's wishes to make things as simple as
possible, there will be no services after cremation.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hardin County Hospice, 15 N.
Detroit St., Suite 4000, Kenton, Ohio 43326.
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of arrangements.

FRANKLIN K. "PICK" SIMPSON
Franklin K. "Pick" Simpson, 82, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Saturday, June 25, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He retired from O. M. Scotts Co. after 25 years as a plant associate. He
was a lifetime member of VFW Post No. 3320 and was a member of American
Legion Union Post No. 79.
A graduate of Marysville High School, he officially received his high
school diploma in 2001 through a state program which allows war veterans
who served without finishing high school to receive diplomas. He was a
sheriff's deputy from 1953 to 1957 and served under Sheriff Walter "Bud"
Galloway.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, having served in the European
Theatre. He served in Normandy and central Europe and received the
Silver Star and a Purple Heart.
He was born July 17, 1922, in Marysville, to the late Thomas Edward and
Effie Lynn Gray Simpson. He also was predeceased by his stepfather,
Thomas Ebright and stepmother, Thelma Mapes Simpson; a son, Michael F.
Simpson; and three sisters, Virginia Michaels Sanford, Ruth "Wee"
Bowshier and Harriet Finch.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Amy Lynn Allison Simpson, whom
he married May 29, 1965 in Columbus; a son, Glenn Simpson of Marysville;
five daughters, Debra (Ray) Large of Marion; Carleen (Bob) Mackey of
Broadway, Joni (Jim Vance) Simpson of Unionville Center, and Sherry
(David) Martin and NaNette (Tom) Taylor of Marysville; a special friend
who's like a son, Darryl Floyd of Broadway; a sister, Carolyn (Ron)
Neibler of Michigan; 14 grandchildren, Shannon (Kevin) Tilley, Shelly
Large, Ramie Large, Robert "Shane" Brey, Jeramie (Jill) Brey, Morgan
(Casey Jones) Brey, Jamie (Krista) Brey, BoBBi Brey-Salyers, Daniel
Martin, Dillan Martin, Ceaira Taylor, Gracie Taylor, Harley Taylor and
Angie (Jason Hamilton) Floyd; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at VFW Post
No. 3320, with military honors provided by the Union County Military
Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Care at Memorial
Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., or to the Union County Law
Enforcement Memorial in care of the Union County Sheriff's Office.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

N. REBECCA COWAN
N. Rebecca Cowan, 84, of West Mansfield died Wednesday, June 22, 2005,
at her home surrounded by her family.
She was a loving mother, homemaker, devoted wife and Girl Scout leader.
She was a 1938 graduate of West Mansfield High School and had attended
secretarial school in Columbus after graduation. She was a 74-year
member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church. In her later
years, her hobbies included traveling, cooking and spending time at
their Indian Lake home.
She was born July 2, 1920, in West Mansfield to the late Lowell E. and
Jessie Mortimore Bushong. She married Robert Cowan Jan. 21, 1941, in
Cincinnati and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2002.
Survivors include: a son, Jack (Judy) Cowan of Lima Shawnee; three
daughters, Connie (Bill) Troop of Bonita Springs, Fla., Melody (Don)
Warman of Estero, Fla. and Penninah (Jim) Smith of Kenton; four
granddaughters, Laura Croutwater, Ashley Cowan, Kellie Smith and Teresa
Smith; a grandson, Kyle Croutwater; and three great-grandchildren,
Nicole, Dylan and Will Croutwater.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. David R. Wilson will officiate
and burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church, Hardin County Cancer Society or Logan County Cancer
Society in care of the funeral home.

CHAUNCY HEADINGS
Chauncy Headings, 91, of London, formerly of Plain City, died Wednesday
evening, June 22, 2005, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He lived in Plain City most of his life and was a dairy farmer. He was a
member of Sharon Mennonite Church.
He was born May 26, 1914, in Hutchison, Kan., to the late William and
Katie Yoder Headings. He also was preceded in death by his first wife,
Gertie Garver Headings; an infant son; a daughter, Katie Faeta; a
granddaughter, Angela Kay Headings; two grandsons, Marlin Wayne Miller
and Jerry Ryan Headings; three sisters, Lizzie Kaufman, Nettie Schrock
and Emma Headings, who died at age 8 months; three brothers, Dan
Headings, Abe Headings and John Headings, who died at 3 months; and a
son-in-law, Richard Faeta.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Keeler Frey-Headings, whom he married
Jan. 30, 2000; his children, Vernon (Violet Mullet) Headings, Jerry
(Dorothy Groves) Headings, Fred (Mary Mullet) Headings, Velma (Olen)
Miller, Norman Headings, Mary Lou (Ben) Miller, Martha Ellen (Sam)
Beachy, Delmar Wayne (Verna Harrington) Headings, Alice Loraine (Titus)
Schlabach and Ester Arlene (Walter) Campbell Jr.; his step-children,
Brenda (Andy) Clark, Pam (Tom) Eger, Tony (Diana Fisher) Frey and Fred
(Jackie) Frey; 35 grandchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; and 68
great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Sharon
Mennonite Church, Plain City. Funeral services will follow Sunday at 2
p.m. at the church, with Pastors Bob Yoder and Walter Campbell Jr.
officiating. Burial will be in Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.

CAROL M. ROBBINS
Carol M. Robbins, 70, of Englewood, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at
Hospice of Dayton.
She was employed as a nursing secretary at St. Elizabeth Medical Center
and was a devoted housewife.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mildred Ellis.
She is survived by her husband Hobert; a daughter, Paula Diane (David)
Schneider of Huber Heights; a son, Paul David (Melissa) Robbins of
Richwood; five grandchildren, Ashlyn, Brianna, Kalynn, Alan and Lauren;
and numerous other relatives and friends.
Visiting hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Terebinski-Jennings
Funeral Home, Tipp City, where funeral services will be held Friday at
11 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

MARY M. LIVINGSTON
Mary M. Livingston, 82, formerly of Richwood, died Monday, June 20,
2005, at Bethesda-Dilworth Nursing Home in St. Louis, Mo.
She and her husband owned and operated Livingston's on the Corner
clothing store in Richwood. Among her various hobbies, she enjoyed
candle making and she enjoyed being with friends and family.
She was born May 14, 1923, in Mt. Victory, to the late Jacob and Otta
Love McWade. On April 29, 1945, she married John David Livingston, who
died in July, 1994.
She is survived by a son, John Robert (Marcia) Livingston of Richwood; a
daughter, Sue (Tim Alcorn) Livingston of St. Louis, Mo.; three
grandchildren, Rob (Regina) Mulloy and Molly and Noah Livingston; a
great-grandchild, Trenton Mulloy; and two step great-grandchildren,
Ashley and Steven Kelley.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1
p.m., with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will be in
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box
96280, Washington, D.C. 20090 or Richwood First United Methodist Church,
18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

VIVIAN YEARSLEY
Vivian Yearsley, 100, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, June 18, 2005
at Laurels of Norworth in Worthington.
She was a homemaker and was a former member of the Pythian Sisters of
Sterling, Ohio, and was of the Baptist faith.
She was born May 2, 1905, in Jackson County, Ind., to the late John
Addison Dart and Arabell McPeak Dart. On Oct. 9, 1925, she married
Herman H. Yearsley, who died in November of 1989. She also was preceded
in death by a daughter, Jean Marie; a son, Burton; four brothers; and
five sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna May (Gene) Hendershott of Delaware;
a son, Raymond (Sue) Yearsley of The Village, Fla.; four grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Dart, and a sister,
Ella Richardson, both of Austin, Ind.
Visiting hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., with
the Rev. Gerald Bentley officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association Ohio
Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2309
or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga.
30368-2454.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

MARTIN VANBUREN SHIRK
Martin Vanburen Shirk, 85, of Raymond, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an extended
illness.
He was employed for 30 years as a telegraph operator with Southern
Pacific in Texas, running from Houston to El Paso, and worked for 2 1/2
years with New York Central prior to World War II. He was a veteran of
World War II and served in the US Army under General George Patton in
the Black Cat Tank Division. He graduated from Liberty Rural High School
in 1938.
He was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Peoria, Ohio, to the late Oscar W. and
Ruha Stanford Shirk. He also was preceded in death by two wives, Estelle
Galloway Shirk on Jan. 8, 1965, and Mary F. Baker Vicars Shirk on Jan.
18, 1996; three brothers, Carl Shirk, his twin Marion Shirk, and Pearl
Shirk; and a sister, Emma Bennett.
He is survived by his wife of nearly eight years, Ila Clark Lockwood
Poling Shirk, to whom he was married Sept. 13, 1997; two daughters,
Bonnie Gibson of Charleston, Ill., and Judy (Raymond) Gonzales of
Richardson, Texas; six step-daughters, Jennie Bell of San Antonio,
Texas, Barbara Pierce of Clint, Texas, Vicki (Dan) Johnson of Kingsbury,
Texas, Brenda Hummel of Waco, Texas, Joyce (Richard) Brown of Marion,
and Nancy (Gene) Phipps of Marysville; 19 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Jack Knox will officiate and burial with full military honors conducted
by the Union County Veterans Association will take place at Raymond
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Church of Christ.
Pallbearers will be Charles Bennett, William Bennett, James Bennett,
Jerry Shirk, Thomas DeVore and Don Hinderer.


JUDITH "JUDY" LANE ROBINSON
Judith "Judy" Lane Robinson, 67, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the Ohio
State University Medical Center.
She was employed at the Ohio State University Admissions Office as a
senior systems developer/engineer. She was a member of Plain City
Presbyterian Church, where she had served as a deacon and was a trustee
and had been working on the new entry committee for 17 years. She was
also active with the senior choir and the Lena Robinson Circle. She
served as the assistant financial secretary and assistant treasurer.
She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1960, with a bachelor's
degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. In 1988, she
graduated from the Ohio State University with a second bachelor's degree
in computer and information science.
She also was a past member of the Orchid Society and was very active in
her greenhouse, where she enjoyed growing orchids. She also enjoyed
computers and collected miniature light houses while active in the
National Light House Society.
She was a member of the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine
Engineering (SNAME) and regent of Tecumseh Trails Chapter, Daughters of
the American Colonists, where she served as a state officer.
She was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to James Lane Robinson,
who died in 1957, and Dorothy Jenks Robinson, with whom she made her
home, and she survives.
She also is survived by two sisters, Sara "Sally" Petznick of Plain
City, and Shirley (Eugene) McCrum of Waldport, Ore., and their children,
David McCrum, Miriam McCrum, Bruce (Sharon) McCrum, and Steve (Sharon)
McCrum.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., at the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, with Pastor Don
Hilkerbaumer officiating. Visiting hours will be 1 1/2 hours prior to
the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
New Entry Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.
The family is being served by the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.


FRANCIS "BUD" GARWOOD
Francis "Bud" Garwood, 81, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died
Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center with
his wife at his side.
A devoted husband and a gentleman, Mr. Garwood was highly regarded in
his community and dearly loved by all who knew him. He worked for 40
years in the lumber business in the Logan County area, mostly as a
lumberyard manager, and retired in 1987 from the PK Lumber Co. in
Bellefontaine.
Upon retirement, he worked part time with LeVan's Hardware in West
Mansfield, served on the West Mansfield Water Board, and was an
invaluable associate of the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home for
more than 15 years.
A 1942 graduate of West Mansfield High School, he was a faithful member
of the West Mansfield Church of Christ, a past master of Masonic Lodge
F&AM No. 247, a longtime Past Worthy Patron of the Harriet Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star No. 252, a former 25-year member of the
Hi-Point See-Saw Square Dance Club, a charter member of the West
Mansfield Conservation Club, where he had served as a longtime
groundskeeper, and a former 4-H woodworking advisor.
A very talented man, he was a skilled woodworker and an avid trapshooter
and hunter. His easy-going nature endeared him to so many and his
kindness and willingness to lend a hand will always be remembered. He
and his wife were campers at the Kamp-A-Lot campground in Zanesfield and
they enjoyed traveling and camping in their Airstream. He found his best
friend in his wife and together they shared a life full of love,
commitment, and extreme devotion to one another.
He was born Sept. 21, 1923, in West Mansfield, to the late Lanson and
Lena Stanley Garwood. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nokomis
"Nikki" Orsborn.
Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 62 years, Goldie Orahood
Garwood, to whom he was married on July 12, 1943, at the couple's home
in West Mansfield; a dear family friend whom they treated as a daughter,
Cindy Kuntz, and her daughters, Jenna and Julia, all of Springfield; a
sister, Gertrude Brown of Lima; five sisters-in-law, Frieda (Clarence)
Amos of West Liberty, Lela (Greydon) Hone and Beulah Orahood, both of
Bellefontaine, Sandra (Joe) Slavin of DeGraff, and Frances Orahood of
Raymond; four brothers-in-law, Francis Orahood of DeGraff, Jack Orahood
of West Mansfield, Jack Jones of Mt. Victory, and Bob (Nina) Orsborn of
Columbus; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews,
including David (Toy) Orahood of Mt. Vernon, who lived with the Garwoods
for several years; and countless friends and neighbors.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. A Masonic
memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. after calling hours Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield
Church of Christ. Willis Moe will officiate and burial will take place
at Greenlawn Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Church of
Christ or the Logan County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

JOHN A. BORLAND
John A. Borland, 82, of Richwood died early Wednesday morning, June 15,
2005, at the Marion General Hospital.
He was born Dec. 1, 1922, in York Township, Union County, to the late
Zell E. and Ruth Stickell Borland. A sister, Betty Jane Bargar, also
preceded him in death.
A lifelong farmer, he was a 1940 graduate of the York High School and
member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene, World Gospel Mission
Men with Vision Chapter and the former Mount Pleasant Church of God, and
a board member at Camp Union where he spent many hours working. He
enjoyed woodworking, gardening and hunting.
On April 21, 1946, at the McKendree United Methodist Church in York
Center, he married Helen Ruhl and she survives.
Also surviving are children, Russell L. (Florence E.) Borland and Carol
L. Borland of Richwood; grandchildren, Rachel (Gregg) Liggett and
Christie (Brett) Snider; great-grandchildren, Evan and Averi Snider; and
twin sister, Joie Bevis of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pastor Paul Whiteford will officiate and burial will be in the
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Marysville Church of the Nazarene,
1126 N. Maple St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 or World Gospel Mission Men
With Vision, Box 948, Marion, Ind., 46952-0948 or Camp Union c/o Cory
Savage, treasurer, 9673 Road 48, West Mansfield, Ohio, 43358.


CHARLES FREDERICK ELMORE
  Charles Frederick Elmore, 49, of Chillicothe, formerly of the
Marysville area, died Wednesday evening, June 15, 2005, at Grant Medical
Center after a brief illness.
He was the greenhouse manager for Connells Maple Lee in Bexley and a
former member of the Marysville Evening Lions Club.
He was born Feb. 8, 1956, in Zanesville to Charles F. and Virginia Paul
Elmore.
He is survived by his parents of Plain City; his wife, the former Jill
A. Baughman, whom he married Nov. 27, 1976, at Trinity Lutheran Church;
daughters, Angela Elmore of Chillicothe and Holly (Jason) Barker of
Marysville; grandchildren, Alexis, Nicole, and Kenny; sisters, Janice
(Leroy) Echelberry of Zanesville, Rebecca Lewis of Millersport and
Joanna (Ben) Asano of Richland, Mo.; brothers, Rick Elmore of Plain City
and Roy Elmore of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, Kenneth Elmore, preceded him in death.
A funeral mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family
Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Kevin Lutz officiating.
Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Circleville at 2:30 p.m.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home, Marysville, with the Holy Rosary being read at 7 p.m.


PATRICIA JOAN GLASS

Patricia Joan Glass, 64, of St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of the Broadway
area, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, in Orlando, Fla.
She was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Johnson City, Tenn. to the late Robert
and Ada Crowder Waycaster.
She is survived by her husband, L. G. Glass of St. Cloud; children, Joe
(Jill) Glass of Marysville, Tammy Walerczak and Wendy Hatmaker, both of
Kissimmee, Fla., and Patty (Junior) Wilson of St. Cloud; seven
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Wright of
Maryland and Bobbie Wehrman of Pennsylvania; two sisters-in-law, Nancy
Beaver of Florida and Jean Glass of Wilmington; and brother-in-law
Robert (Betty) Glass of Pennsylvania.
Funeral services were held today at Osceola Memorial Gardens Funeral
Home in St. Cloud. Entombment was at the Chapel of Light Masoleum in St.
Cloud.
Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family locally. Condolences may
be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES K. "JIMMY" ROBERTS
James K. "Jimmy" Roberts, 58, of North Lewisburg died Monday, June 13,
2005.
He was born Nov. 22, 1946 in Pikeville, Ky., the son of Clyde Roberts
and Magdalene Conley Thompson. He was a 1967 graduate of Logan Hills
High School.
He was employed by Parker Denison Hydraulics for the past 31 years. He
served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam
War. He was a member of VFW Post 3320 in Marysville.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed playing poker on the computer
or with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father; step-father, Paul Thompson;
father-in-law, Wilmer Daniels, mother-in-law, Hazel Daniels Collier;
sister-in-law, Eden Roberts; niece, Andi Rae Jenkins; great niece Kayah
Rose Roberts; and his companion for 11 years, Tinker.
Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Brenda Daniels Roberts of
North Lewisburg; his mother of Leesburg, Fla.; father-in-law, Reginald
Collier of North Lewisburg; daughters, Angel (John) Rideout of Ostrander
and Lori Roberts of Jacksonville, Ark.; son, J.P. (Sara) Roberts of
North Lewisburg; grandsons, Andy and Cameron Rideout and A.J. Roberts;
brothers, Max (Betty Jo) Roberts of Meta, Ky. and Steve (Esther) Roberts
of Marysville; step-sister, Roberta (Clyde) Rice of Portsmouth;
stepbrother, Marvin (Peggy) Geho of Marysville; sister-in-law, Sheila
(Dick) Jenkins of Auxvasse, Mo., brother-in-law, Ronnie (Cindy) Daniels
of Unionville; special cousins, Mitchell "Bubba" Collier and Johnny
Collier; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many
friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on
Friday in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the
funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North
Lewisburg.

ARTHUR C. "ART" MAYES
Arthur C. "Art" Mayes, 57, of Raymond died unexpectedly Tuesday, June
14, 2005, at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus.
He formerly served as an Army transport driver with BMY. A veteran of
the U.S. Army, he served his country during the Vietnam War and was a
member of the Am-Vets Post #28. He was a 1968 graduate of Marysville
High School.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He
enjoyed working on cars, fishing, camping, attending demolition derbies,
mud runs and tractor pulls and eating at the Waffle House. He was a fan
of Harley Davidson and enjoyed a collection of Harley Davidson
knick-knacks.
He was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Kenton to the late Chester and Erma Lee
Mayes. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Mayes.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 12 years, Susan Watson Mayes, to
whom he was married on July 8, 1993, in Urbana; four daughters, Angie
Mayes of Florida, Jessica and Mary Runyons, each of the home, and
Christy (John) Cole of Michigan; three grandchildren, John Jacob,
Savannah and Krystal Cole; two sisters, Wilma (Jerry) Blessing of
Pleasantville and Barb (Don) Jolliff of Eureka, Mont.; and a
stepbrother, Eldon (Carole) Ziegler of Marana, Ariz.
Following cremation, a graveside service will be held Friday at 3 p.m.
at the Raymond Cemetery. Jack Knox will officiate and military honors
will be conducted by the Union County Veterans Association. Mannasmith
Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.

 

ERVIN C. BARRY
Ervin C. Barry, 95, of Westerville died Sunday, June 12, 2005.
A retired farmer, he was a member of Spring Road Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona.
Survivors include daughters, Wanda Skidmore of Columbus and Virginia
(Jerry) Payne of Florida; grandchildren, Dr. Grant Skidmore and fiancÚ
Donna Hanning of Virginia Beach, Vag., Dr. Mark (Angela) Skidmore of
Memphis, Tenn., Tammy (Bob) Kovach of Eustis, Fla. and Trent (Keva)
Payne of Mount Dora, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alexander,
Alaina and Anna Skidmore and Zachary Payne; several nieces and nephews;
and special friends, Bill Sanders, Jack and Vivian Gaskalla and David
Myers of Westerville.
Graveside services and burial will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the
Raymond Cemetery with minister David Myers officiating.
Contributions may be made to the Willow Brook Christian Home, 55 Lazelle
Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235.
Arrangements are being handled by Moreland Funeral Home of Westerville.

JEAN MARIE LEWIS HENDERSON
Jean Marie Lewis Henderson, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Fairborn and
Lexington, Ky., died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at the home of her daughter
in Marysville.
She was a realtor from 1968 to 1978 in Fairborn and was former owner and
operator of "The Bridal Room" in Lexington. She was a member of First
United Methodist Church of Lexington, a member of the Order of Eastern
Star and enjoyed reading and her grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Fort Mitchell, Ky., to the late Jackson B.
and Ethyl Baker Lewis and was predeceased by her husbands, Charles
Lelbach and Joe Henderson; a brother, Jack Lewis and a sister, Nancy
Frazier.
Survivors include five children, Lisa (John) Morrison of Marysville,
Lynda (Mike) Trakas of Alabama, Steven Lelbach of Virginia, Bill Lelbach
of New York and Robert Lelbach of Washington; 12 grandchildren, Tony,
Jack, Steven, Phaidra, Jessica, Victoria, Matthew, Emma, Bryce, Melanie,
Justin and Kadee; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law,
Susan Weiler and Margaret Pascual, both of California.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral Home
in Marysville, where the family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m.
Steve Wood will officiate and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at The Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ARTHUR C. "OZZIE" SEDGWICK SR.
Arthur C. "Ozzie" Sedgwick Sr., 85, of Urbana, formerly of Richwood,
died Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2005, at his home.
He was born Nov. 29, 1919, to the late Ernest and Mary S. Ranier
Sedgwick. He was a retired mechanic, working for the Ford garages in
Richwood and Marion. He also had worked as a federal grain inspector.
He was a former member of the Central United Methodist Church in
Richwood and had been attending the Beatty Freewill Baptist church.
Preceding him in death were wives, Harriett M. Mitchell and Vanetta
Hinderer; and sisters and brothers, Louise Sedgwick, Bessie Marvin,
Margaret Marvin, Marvin Sedgwick and Kenny Sedgwick.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Godwin, whom he married Oct. 26,
1994; children, Arthur C. (Stacie) Sedgwick Jr. of Richwood and Marianne
(James) Wood of Urbana; stepchildren, Floyd (Cleo) Godwin of Marysville
and David (Patty) Godwin and Evelyn Reudin of Bellefontaine;
grandchildren, Roger (Melody) Rivers, Rodney (Kim) Rivers, Shauna
(Richard) Shane, Lorena Coder, James Rivers, Trey, Kinsey, Shelby,
Courtney, Lauren and Kayla Sedgwick; step-grandchildren, Darren and
Victoria M. Godwin; great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Julia, Nickolas, Amber
and Austin Rivers, Laura Burbaugh, Natalie and William Shane, Eric and
Luke Coder and Blaine Rivers; step-great-grandchildren, Marina Smith and
Cody Welch.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Beatty Freewill
Baptist Church where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Pastor Steve Wallace will officiate. Private burial will take place at a
later date at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Community Hospital, 530
S. Burnett Road, Springfield, Ohio 45505; the Beatty Freewill Baptist
Church, 3107 Springfield Xenia Road, Springfield, Ohio, 45506; and/or
the Stofcheck Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio, 43344.

GLADYS MAE CONNOLLY
Gladys Mae Connolly, 83, of Marysville died Sunday morning, June 12,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A 42-year resident of Union Manor and The Gables, she was a dedicated
25-year employee of UCo Industries and, before government regulation
prohibited, was an equally dedicated employee in the dietary department
at Union Manor.
She was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Marysville to the late Harvey and Carrie
Belle Underwood Connolly and was the last of a family of nine brothers
and sisters to survive.
She was a member of the former Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ione Connolly of Kenton and many
nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. Donald Moceri
officiating. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables' activities fund in
care of The Gables or the Ingram Funeral Home which is completing
arrangements.


 OSCAR WILLIAM "Bill" COOPER
Oscar William "Bill" Cooper, 77, of Plain City died Sunday, June 12,
2005, in Columbus at the West Park Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Salyersville, Ky., he retired as an engineer from
Buckeye Continental Insurance and was very active in local community
organizations, freely giving his time and talents to masonic, veteran
and numerous other civic activities.
He was a Korean War Army Veteran serving from 1951-1953 and was an
active member of the VFW Darby Post #3268 and American Legion Post 248
of Plain City.
He was a past master and long time treasurer of the Urania Lodge # 311
F& AM of Plain City, 32nd Degree Mason of the Accepted Scottish Rite,
Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, Aladdin Temple Audio Unit
treasurer and Ambassador Club, Jesters, El Hajj. AAONMS, Honorary Member
of the Kentucky Colonels, and he received the Meritorious Service Award
from the Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple, Worthington Shrine Club,
Union County Shrine Club and various local clubs, OES Elizabeth Chapter
#56 and Rebekah Lodge #132, Plain City, Loyal Order of the Moose,
Hilliard and the Plain City Polar Bear Club
In 1994 he received the Golden Achievement Award for Communication for
the time he spent reading for the Central Ohio Reading Radio (Voice
Care) Service for the visibly impaired.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Noah  & Stella (Elam) Cooper;
wife, Hazel Eileen Hyland Cooper in 1994; two infant brothers, Charlie
and Ollie; and step-son, Larry Ring.
Survivors include a loving companion, Betty Kessler and family, Susan
(Carl) Wells, Kim (Mark) Spangler, Chelsea, Caitlain and JJ;
step-daughter-in-law, Marie Ring of Plain City; step-grandchildren,
Melissa (Randy) May of Amlin, Melinda (Jon) Hollingsworth of Powell,
Randy (Tammy) Ring of Dublin; step-great-grandchildren, Makayla and
Skylar May, Ethan and Grant Hollingsworth and Evan and Keaton Ring; a
brother, Thomas Eddie (Arleen Giordano) Cooper of Berkley, Calif.; a
sister, Mary Opal (Melville) Wallace of Wilmington; brother-in-law:
George E. Hyland of Plain City; and several nieces and nephews and very
special friend Laurel Geiss.
Family will receive friends 4 ? 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson Funeral Home,
202 E. Main Street, Plain City, with Masonic Services at 7:30 PM.
Memorial Graveside Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Grove
Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Voice Care, C/O Sandy Turner, 2955 W. Broad Street,
Columbus Ohio 43204.


WALTER L. MCCARTY
Walter L. McCarty, 82, of Marysville died Sunday morning, June 12, 2005,
at his residence surrounded by his family after a three-year illness.
He was retired from Honda of America and was a former 12-year employee
of General Industries and 28-year employee of Eljers.
An Army veteran of WW II, he was a life member of VFW Post #3320, a
member of the American Legion Post #79, Marysville First United
Methodist Church, BPOE #1130, and Marysville Moose Lodge #1651.
He was born May 9, 1923, in Marysville to the late Bert and Monnetta
Brown McCarty and was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert; a
sister, Marilyn Foley; a brother-in-law Bruce Montgomery; and a
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Elizabeth Prince.
He was married November 16,1946, in Greenup, Ky., to the former Doris M.
Prince. She survives, as do their children, Cheryl L. Coakley and
Michael L. McCarty, both of Marysville; grandchildren, Mark Coakley,
Chris (Megan) Coakley, Jodi (Terry Jones) Lewis, Judd (Danielle Diehl)
McCarty and Nick McCarty; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany,
Melissa and Jett; a brother, Ralph (Mary) McCarty and a sister, Norma
Montgomery, both of Florida; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Max &
Dorothy Prince of Hilliard; and special friends, Clarence Henson,
Darlene Liggett and Bill Sparrow.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m, at the Ingram Funeral
Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the
Rev. Richard Teller officiating and burial to follow at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
program or the Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Full military honors will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Mark Coakley, Chris Coakley, Judd McCarty, Nick
McCarty, Clarence Henson and Bill Sparrow.

MARY AUGUSTA PRITCHARD
Mary Augusta Pritchard, 90, of Marysville died Saturday afternoon, June
11, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Muskegon, Mich., to the late Kenneth and
Elizabeth Schneidt McIntosh and was also preceded in death in 1967 by
her husband Clyde Pritchard.
Survivors include a daughter, Coral McIntosh of Warren, Mich.; six
grandchildren and several great grandchildren; four nieces, Almira
(Bill) Philput, Doris (Glenn) Wood, Betty (Edward) Plummer, Carol (Gene)
Ufferman; and two special friends, Travis Vandran and Virginia Wuertz.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Burial and graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Africa Cemetery in Orange Township near Delaware with the Rev. Millard
Wampler officiating.
Memorial contributions my be made to the Heartland Hospice in care of
the funeral home.

WILLIAM R. "BILL" SPRICK
William R. "Bill" Sprick, 53, of Westerville died Wednesday, June 8,
2005.
He was employed by the Westerville Post Office and was a graduate of
Fairbanks High School. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Air
Force and in the Army reserves for 19 years. He was a member of
Young-Budd Post 171, American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kurt Sprick.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda. Also surviving are: sons
Jason "J.R." and Adam "A.J." Sprick; his mother, Ruth Sprick Curtis;
sisters Linda (Peter) Kruse of New Carlisle and Janet (B.J.) Fleischmann
of North Lewisburg; nieces Addy and Joy; step-niece Kim and step-nephew
Doug; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road,
Westerville, Monday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the
funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Private interment will follow with full military honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard.

VICKI L. JOHNSTON
Vicki L. Johnston, 51, of Rushsylvania, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, after a serious
one-week illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted wife, she formerly worked as an
accountant with Lewis Hughes & Associates and had served as clerk for
Rushcreek Township.
She was a 1971 graduate of Indian Lake High School and received a
bachelor's degree in accounting from Northwest Business College in Lima.
She loved her home life, flower gardening, and all of her pet dogs and
cats, especially her cat Dusty.
She was born Sept. 19, 1953, in Bellefontaine, to the late Herbert and
Betty Cline Krouskop. She also was preceded in death by her father-
and-mother-in-law, Donald and Barbara Johnston Sr.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 30 years, Donald J. Johnston
Jr., to whom she was married Aug. 15, 1975, in Russells Point; a sister,
Sharon (Jim Goslee III) Pool of Russells Point; a brother, Chris (Vicky
Thomas) Krouskop of Bellefontaine; a sister-in-law, Susan King, and a
brother-in-law, Steve Johnston, each of Bellefontaine; and several
nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Max Forsythe will
officiate and burial will take place at East Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America,
Northwest Ohio Chapter, 1710 Manor Hill Road, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

PEARL E. SCOTT
Pearl E. Scott, 80, of Marysville and formerly of East Palestine and New
Middletown, Ohio, and Butler, Pa., died Thursday evening, June 9, 2005,
at Milcrest Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was retired from the family Western Auto Store and Tru Value
Hardware Store of East Palestine that she operated with her husband.
She was a former secretary at the Bessemer Limestone & Cement Company,
the Bessemer High School and East Palestine school systems. She had been
a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and served as a church
elder, served on the parish life committee, was a former member of the
church women's circle, women's association, and Sunday school teacher.
She was an avid bowler, golfer, and a longtime member of the 20th
Century Literary Club.
She was born March 18, 1925, in Bessemer, Pa., to the late Wylie and
Agnes Johnson Stanley. She also was preceded in death by three brothers
and two sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard G. Scott, whom she
married June 10, 1947, in Bessemer; her children, Lucinda (Joe) Abrantes
of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Dr. Richard (Denise) Scott of Plain City;
grandchildren, Shannon, Tiffany, Courtney, Mackenzie, Abbey and Matthew;
great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jackson, Solomon and Jayson; and a brother,
Robert Stanley of Tampa, Fla.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Private family services will be held Monday at First Presbyterian
Church, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John Groat
officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at the Cresthaven
Cemetery in Rogers, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals
Program in care of the funeral home.

WILLIAM R. "BILL" SPRICK
William R. "Bill" Sprick, 53, of Westerville died Wednesday, June 8,
2005.
He was employed by the Westerville Post Office and was a graduate of
Fairbanks High School. A Vietnam veterans, he served in the U.S. Air
Force and in the Army reserves for 19 years. He was a member of
Young-Budd Post 171, American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kurt Sprick.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda. Also surviving are: sons
Jason "J.R." and Adam "A.J." Sprick; his mother, Ruth Sprick Curtis;
sisters Linda (Peter) Kruse of New Carlisle and Janet (B.J.) Fleischmann
of North Lewisburg; nieces Addy and Joy; step-niece Kim and step-nephew
Doug; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road,
Westerville, Monday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the
funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Private interment will follow with full military honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard.

EMMA "LAVERNE" ROSEBROOK CURRENT WELCH
Emma "Laverne" Rosebrook Current Welch, 84, of Marysville, formerly of
East Liberty, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, surrounded by her family at
the home of her daughter.
A housekeeper for Memorial Hospital of Union County for almost 22 years,
she was devoted to her family and a dedicated Christian woman. A member
of Marysville Church of Christ, she served with housekeeping duties for
the church, assisted with Bible Hour, cooked for the needy, loved to
play the piano and was a former Sunday school teacher at the Old Union
Church of Christ.
She was a 1939 graduate of York High School and later served as
secretary of her high school alumni association. Before retiring from
MHUC, she cleaned for various physician offices and the former
Marysville Children's Home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1920, in East Liberty, to the late Chester David
and Mary Elizabeth Bulen Rosebrook and was predeceased by her husbands,
Everett Earl Current and Ray A. Welch; two brothers, Lee Willis
Rosebrook and Francis Marion Rosebrook; her stepmother, Veldean
Rosebrook; and two stepsons, Faye Welch and Derwin Welch.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon J. Lawson of Marysville; a son,
Vernon (Bonnie) Current of Middleburg; two step-daughters, Joan Coakley
and Beverly (Dennis) Wagner, both of Florida; a step-daughter-in-law,
Ozella Welch of Columbus; six grandchildren, Michael (Shawn) Lawson and
Karen (Randy) Morris, both of Marysville, Doug (Shari) Lawson of
Columbus, and Donald (Lorie) Current, David (Missy) Current and Amy
(Jason) Evans, all of Middleburg; eight step-grandchildren, Randy
Coakley, Jeffrey Coakley, Vickie (Michael) Venable, Jerry Lynn Welch and
Bonnie (Tito) Santiago, all of Florida, Darryl (Judy) Welch of Hebron,
Kevin (Sharon) Welch of Michigan, Tim (Sheila) McNicholas of Columbus
and Shaun (LaShaun) McNicholas of Illinois; 14 great-grandchildren; 19
great-step-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; eight
great-great-step-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Clara Belle
Rosebrook of East Liberty.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Marysville
Church of Christ. Tim Nowlin and Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial
will be at East Liberty Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as
pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the
Marysville Church of Christ, 18077 State Rout 31, Marysville, Ohio 43040
or Union County Loving Care Hospice, 113 South Main St., Marysville,
Ohio 43040.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM FRANK HAHN
William Frank Hahn, Ph.D., 64, of Valparaiso, Ind., and formerly of
Scio, N.Y., died Monday, June 6, 2005.
He received a bachelor of science degree from Valparaiso University in
1962, and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in
1964 and 1969. He was professor of mechanical engineering at Valparaiso
University and had previously taught at Alfred University in Alfred,
N.Y., and Gannon University in Erie, Pa. He also had worked for Corning
Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., and Booz, Allen & Hamilton in Cleveland.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Society of
Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Engineering Educators and
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He was born Nov. 16, 1940, in Holyoke, Mass., the son of Frank and
Phyllis Smith Hahn. His father died in 1994, and his mother survives in
Westfield, Mass.
He also is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kleiber Hahn, whom he married
Aug. 4, 1962, in Marysville; three children, Karla Hahn (Saul Strieb) of
Silver Spring, Md., Douglas (Mari) Hahn of Santa Fe, N. M., and Gregory
(Paula) Hahn of Arkadelphia, Ark.; a sister, Christine (Stephen)
Bashista of Southhampon, Mass.; a brother, Philip (Laurel) Hahn of
Valparaiso; four grandchildren, Shannon and Kyle Hahn and Cassandra and
Miranda Hahn; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home,
Valparaiso. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Christ
Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, with the Rev. Jerry Castleman
officiating. Cremation will follow at Angelcrest Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valparaiso University Engineering
Department in care of Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road,
Valparaiso, Ind. 46383.
The Web site address is www.angelcrestinc.com; e-mail may be addressed
to info@angelcrestinc.com.

EMMIT E. ROGERS
 Emmit E. Rogers, 95, of Raymond, died Saturday afternoon, June 4, 2005,
in Sarasota, Fla.
He was retired after 50 years of farming. He lived the majority of his
life on the farm where he was born. During a brief residence in Marion,
he met and married his wife of 65 years.
Mr. Rogers was a member of the Raymond United Methodist Church and a
70-year member of Newton Lodge No. 249 F&AM. He served as Liberty
Township trustee for 23 years, was a member of the Northwestern School
Board and also served on many church and community committees.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel M. Freemont; a son, Bill
(Janet) of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara (Jack) Cochran of Sante
Fe, N.M.; and two grandchildren, Alana and Garrett of Sarasota.
A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Raymond
Cemetery, with the Rev. Seeyong Lee officiating. At the request of the
family, there will be no visitation. After the service, the family will
receive friends at the Raymond United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond United Methodist
Church in care of Ingram Funeral Home, which is completing the
arrangements.

DARRELL L. HIXSON
Darrell L. Hixson, 62, of Marysville, died Wednesday evening, June 1,
2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a truck driver for Smart Oil Company of Marysville, and enjoyed
drinking coffee with his friends at the Waffle House and playing the
slot machines at Wheeling.
Mr. Hixson was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Waterloo, Ohio, to the late George
Hixson and to Rosalee Callicoat Hixson Anderson. After the death of his
father, his mother married J. Kenneth Anderson, who also preceded him in
death in 2000.
A loving and caring family man, he was married Feb. 17, 1969, in
Marysville, to the former Marsha A. Drum. She survives, as do their
daughters, Kim (Jim) Phillips and Cindy (Todd) Burris; two
grandchildren, Justin and Melani; a sister, Judy Nickles; three
brothers, Larry "Butch" (Penny) Anderson, James (Sharon) Anderson and
Steve Anderson, all of Marysville; a special aunt and uncle, Betty and
Peter Vining of Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services were held today at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Glenn
Althouse officiating. Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Heart Hospital in care of
the funeral home.

BRUCE PERFECT BOTKIN
Bruce Perfect Botkin, 78, of Marysville, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
He was retired from Sprint-United Telephone Company, where he had worked
from 1961 to 1983. He began as a crew leader, served as an internal
auditor, and finished his career as division commercial manager.
Prior to his employment with Sprint, Mr. Botkin served as a funeral
director for 14 years with Faulkner Funeral Home from 1947 to 1961. He
was a faithful member of the Marysville First English Lutheran Church
and was instrumental in developing the church's popular annual
sauerkraut supper.
He was a veteran of World War II and served in the US Navy. He graduated
from Urbana High School in 1945, attended Urbana College, and graduated
from the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science in 1950.  He was a member
of the Urbana Masonic Lodge and the Marysville Elks and Moose lodges. He
enjoyed vegetable gardening and prepared and supplied sauerkraut to
First English for many years with cabbage taken from his own garden.
He was born April 24, 1927, in Urbana, to the late Jessie Lee and
Margarite Perfect Botkin. He also was preceded in death by a brother,
William Botkin.
Survivors include two sons, Greg (Sherry) Botkin of Midvale, and Paul
Michael (Mary "Tina") Botkin of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Jane Botkin of
Austin, Texas;  six grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie (Orland "Bud")
Kelch of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Delores Botkin of Urbana; and several
nieces, nephews and close friends.
Visiting hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the
Rev. Carl Roepcke officiating. Burial with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jesuit College Preparatory
School, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244, where a scholarship will
be established in Mr. Botkin's name.
Pallbearers will be Walter Shuran, Jerry Timmons, Steve Davisson,
Gregory Botkin, Bud Kelch, and Kyle Kelch. Honorary pallbearers will be
Myron Rausch and Don Streng.

VELMA F. SOUTH
Velma F. South, 86, of Plain City, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at her
daughter's home surrounded by her loving family.
She enjoyed her family and grandchildren, who brought great joy into her
life.
She was born July 6, 1918, in Cable, to the late Jonathan and Jennie
Davis LaRue. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R.
South in 1993, and a son, Norman South in 1965. She was the last
survivor of her siblings.
She is survived by her devoted children, Terry (Bonnie) South of
Wheelersburg, Bud (Tina) South of Cable, Robert South of Urbana, Mary
(Ramon) Walborn of West Liberty, Roberta (Ron Lindsley) Huey of
Marysville, and Rebecca (Skip) Miller of Plain City; and numerous
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.,
with the Rev. Don Hix officiating. Burial will be in Union Township
Cemetery, Milford Center.
Pallbearers will include Skip Miller, Scott Miller, Mike Huey, Jon Nitz,
Ben Walborn, Ethan Huey and honorary pallbearer James Snyder.

DARRELL L. HIXSON
Darrell L. Hixson, 62, of Marysville, died Wednesday evening, June 1,
2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was a truck driver for Smart Oil Company of Marysville. Mr. Hixson
enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends at the Waffle House and playing
the slot machines in Wheeling. He was a loving, and caring family man.
He was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Waterloo, Ohio, to J. Kenneth Anderson and
Rosalee Callicoat Anderson. He father preceded him in death, and his
mother survives in Marysville.
He was married Feb. 17, 1969, in Marysville, to the former Marsha A.
Drum. She survives, as do their daughters, Kim (Jim) Phillips and Cindy
(Todd) Burris; two grandchildren, Justin and Melani; a sister, Judy
Nickles; brothers, Larry "Butch" (Penny) Anderson, James (Sharon)
Anderson and Steve Anderson, all of Marysville; a special aunt and
uncle, Betty and Pete Vining of Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Heart Hospital in care of
the funeral home.

KERMIT ADKINS
Kermit Adkins, 85, of Plain City, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at home
with his loving wife.
He was a retired superintendent of construction, employed by both Schaef
Construction and Martin Construction companies.
 He was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Elliott County, Ky., to the late James H.
and Nola F. Fannin Adkins. He also was preceded in death by two sons,
Ronald, in 1997 and Larry in 1992; two brothers, Logan "Boss" Adkins and
Woodrow "Dude" Adkins; and five sisters, Irene Clevenger, Lillie
Salyers, Minnie Lyon, Hattie Whitt and Faye Blevins.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife of 64 years, Neva Vanover Adkins; his
children, Anna (Henry) Smith and Danny Adkins, all of Plain City, Linda
Adelsberger of London, Walter (Cheri) Adkins of Marysville, and Rick
Adkins of Columbus; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; sisters Ann Weddington and Fern Adkins, both
of Sandy Hook, Ky., and Sue Whitt of West Milton; and his devoted pet
Cinnamon.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery.

MARGARET L. CRABTREE
Margaret L. Crabtree, 70, of Micanopy, Fla., died Thursday, June 2,
2005, at her daughter's home in Marysville, after a serious five-month
illness.
A loving homemaker and a caregiver to many, she was a member of the
McIntosh United Methodist Church and the Orange Lake VFW Women's
Auxiliary. She and her husband were Florida residents for 19 years.
She had traveled with her daughter's family to Ohio in December for a
much anticipated five-week visit but became seriously ill on the trip
and never recovered. She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by
all who knew her.
She was born April 12, 1935, in Springfield, to the late James M. and
Ora Moneta Hopkins. She also was preceded in death by two sisters,
Shirley Lambert and Beverly Bowen.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Harold D. "Doug" Crabtree, to
whom she was married June 30, 1956 in Springfield; two daughters, Tisa
L. (Luis) Maisonet, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and Peggy (Robert) McLemore
of Marysville; a step-son, Craig (Vangie) Johnson of Stafford, Va.; four
grandchildren, Talia and Ian Maisonet and Ryan and Justin McLemore; two
step-grandchildren, Aaron and Candace; a sister, Marlene Skelton of
Micanopy, Fla.; a brother, George (Rita) Hopkins of Belleview, Fla.; a
brother-in-law, Gordon Lambert of Micanopy, Fla.; several nieces and
nephews; and many close friends, including Emily and Pat.
After cremation, a memorial service will be held in Florida at the
family's convenience.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is assisting the family with local arrangements.

LYDA M. DAVIDSON
Lyda M. Davidson, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of the Raymond-Marysville
area, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the Mi Casa Nursing Center in
Mesa after an extended illness.
A loving wife and mother, she and her husband formerly owned and
operated the Jack Homer restaurant in Columbus. She was a 1939 graduate
of Gassaway High School in Gassaway, W.Va., and moved to Ohio, where she
became a retouch artist with Olan Mills Studio in Springfield.
Upon her retirement, she and her husband traveled around the United
States enjoying its many parks and stopping along the way to visit
friends and relatives. They settled in Mesa in 1998.
Survivors include her dedicated husband of 52 years, Glendon D.
Davidson, whom she first met on a blind date in December of 1952 and
later married on March 19, 1953; a daughter, Deborah (Patrick) King of
Mesa, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Karen Jewette of Hilliard; two
grandchildren, Amy and Jason; and four great-grandchildren.
After funeral services in Arizona, a graveside service will be held on
Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, with the Rev.
Stephen Marcum officiating. Due to health reasons, the family in Arizona
will not attend local services.
Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, is assisting the family with
arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 or in care of the funeral home.

CLARA ELLA KING
Clara Ella King, 81, of Richwood, died Friday, June 3, 2005, at her
home.
A 1942 graduate of Richwood High School, she was a homemaker and a
member of the Community United Calvary Church. She enjoyed going out
with her former classmates
She was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Richwood, to the late William and Carrie
Hughes Jerew. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Jerew,
and a sister, Elsie Moore.
On June 6, 1942, in Greenup Ky., she married William Omer King, and he
survives. Also surviving are children Larry King of Columbus, Ronald
(Teresa) King and Sharon (Timothy) Landon, all of Lakeview; seven
grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice at 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, Ohio 43040

DONALD JACOB FOOS
Donald Jacob Foos, 90, of Green Camp, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at
Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Foos was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Green Camp and the
former Prospect Lodge No. 444 Free and Accepted Masons. In 1932, he
graduated from Richwood High School and graduated from Ohio State
University in 1939 with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. While
attending OSU, he was an honor student and a member of the Tower Club.
 For the next two years, he taught vocational agriculture at Waynesfield
High School in Auglaize County. Except for three years as a Union County
resident, Mr. Foos and his wife lived and farmed in Marion County near
Green Camp.
In addition to grain farming, he was a breeder of registered black Angus
cattle and registered Shropshire sheep for about 55 years and a staunch
supporter of various breed stock associations. In addition to showing
cattle and sheep at the Ohio State Fair, he worked as superintendent of
breed sheep for many years.
He lived most of his adult life on the farm of his maternal grandfather,
Jacob Smeltzer, also a breeder of registered black Angus cattle. He
clerked Monday livestock sales for Marion Producers Livestock for a
number of years, and he and his wife worked together to clerk farm sales
for several auctioneers.
The oldest son of the late Henry C. and Lucy Smeltzer Foos, he was born
in Green Camp Township, Marion County, on July 22, 1914. On June 17,
1939, he married his college sweetheart, Donna Roebuck, of Huntsville.
She died Oct. 12, 2004.
He is survived by two daughters, Janet (Jack) Lutz of Greenville, and
Janice (Earl) Helmbrecht of Zanesville; five grandchildren, Julie Lutz
of Largo, Fla., Jodi (Jay) Regula of Plain City, Jeff Lutz of
Greenville, Karen (Sean) Dickson of Smyrna, Ga., and Clint Helmbrecht of
New Albany; four great-grandchildren, Carter Regula, Natalie Regula, Kya
Dickson and Conner Dickson; and one brother, Jim (Dora Mae) Foos of
Richwood.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral
Home, Prospect, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30
a.m., with the Rev. Dave Lippert officiating. Burial will be in Green
Camp Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Reformed Church, 4234
Green Camp-Essex Road, Marion, Ohio 43302 or the Ohio 4-H Foundation,
2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio  43210-1084.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL S. "MIKE" CAMPBELL

Michael S. "Mike" Campbell, 51, of Plain City and Deland, Fla., died
unexpectedly Tuesday, May 31, 2005.
He was a graduate of Jonathan Alder High School and Urbana University.
He was owner of Mike Campbell Stables and owned and operated Twin Oaks
Golf Course of Dublin. His interests included golf and the training and
racing of standardbreds.
He was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Wilmington, to the late Herbert and Jenny
Brown Campbell.
Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Jody Batchelor Campbell, whom he
married Sept. 29, 1995, in Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Kelly Gale
Campbell of London; step-daughters, Amy (Jesse) Wimbrow, of Fowlerville,
Mich., and Stephanie (Mark) McGinnis, of Ortonville, Mich.;
step-grandchildren, Dylan, Carson and Caleb Wimbrow of Fowlerville,
Mich., and Jason and Allison McGinnis of Ortonville, Mich.; a brother,
Herbert Campbell Jr. of Plain City; and three sisters, Sharon Wright of
Troy, Beverly (Andy) Greenbaum of Marysville, and Jenny (Bill) Boehm  of
Grove City.
Visiting hours will be today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio, 43218-2039.

EARNEST L. STIFFLER
Earnest L. Stiffler, 87, of Richwood, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at
Marion Manor.
Mr. Stiffler was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force
during World War II. He was a member of the Verne I. Mounts Post No. 368
American Legion of Prospect, a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of
Prospect, a former member of the Prospect Senior Citizens and a former
director of the Prospect Farmers Exchange for about 12 years.
He was born March 2, 1918, in Marion County, to the late Jay D. and Emma
Miley Stiffler. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Ray
Stiffler, and a sister, Dorothy Lauer.
On April 5, 1947, he married Marthabelle Kirk and she survives. Also
surviving are two sons, John Jay (Jan) Stiffler of Richwood, and Donald
L. (Pam) Stiffler of Prospect; four grandchildren, Karla (Tom) Stuerer
of Prospect, Lori (Aaron) Stidham of Richwood, Amy (Mike) Feasel of
Richwood, and Leslie Stiffler of Prospect; six great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, and Saturday one hour before the
funeral service, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church in Prospect. The Rev. Russell Maykant will officiate and
burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Graveside veteran's rites will be
conducted by the Marion Area Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Memorial Fund.

PATRICIA A. SANDERS YOUNG
Patricia A. Sanders Young, 73, of Marion, died Tuesday afternoon, May
31, 2005, at her home after a long illness.
A 1949 graduate of Richwood High School, she graduated magna cum laude
from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in
education. She also held a Masters of Arts degree. She was a fifth grade
teacher for 30 years at Pleasant Elementary, retiring in 1996. She then
continued to substitute teach until she was no longer able due to poor
health.
She was a member of the education honor society Pi Lambda Theta and the
Interdisciplinary Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. She was a member of
Marion First Church of the Nazarene, where she served as church pianist,
and a member of the International Bible Study Fellowship for seven
years.
She enjoyed music, especially the piano, and followed in her mother's
footsteps as a piano teacher for 15 years. She also composed piano
pieces. She also dearly loved her family and home and in her later years
enjoyed flower gardening.
She was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Richwood, to the late Robert P. and
Marjorie R. Dickason Sanders.
She married George L. Young Sept. 8, 1949 at Richwood First United
Methodist Church, and he survives. She also is survived by three
daughter, Victoria A. (Jay) Burt of Marion, Georgia S. (Mark) Woodworth
of Pueblo West, Colo., and Teresa L. (Charles) Vail of Colorado City,
Colo.; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Marcia J.
(Geoffrey) Pomeroy of Westerville; a brother, Daniel R. (Joan) Sanders
of Worthington; and eight nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at
First Church of the Nazarene, with Pastors Riley Powell and David Wilson
officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dan Sanders, Geoff Pomeroy, Jay Burt, Mark
Woodworth, Chuck Vail, Sean Pomeroy, Rob Sanders and Toby Hensel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Elementary Music
Department at 1105 Owens Road West, Marion, Ohio 43302.

VIOLET L. MURPHY
Violet L. Murphy, 84, of Marysville, died Monday afternoon, May 30,
2005, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after an extended illness.
A stay-at-home person, she enjoyed sewing, gardening, working with her
flowers and home shopping.
She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Glenwood, W.Va., to the late Ernest and
Retha E. Wray Adkins. She married Emmett Walter Murphy on June 2, 1971,
in Los Angeles, Calif. He preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1999.
She is survived by her children, Libby E. (Lee) Simpson of Marysville,
Shelba Powers of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Melvin Hobbs of Lamirada,
Calif.; a stepson, Walter Lynn (Robin) Murphy of Apple Valley, Calif.;
eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren;
sisters, Helen (Jimmy) Potts of Mt. Sterling, and Belva Deal of Apple
Grove, W.Va.; a brother, Gilbert (Juanita) Adkins of Delaware; and many
nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.,
with the Rev. Blaine Keene officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

JULIA M. SAUNDERS
Julia M. Saunders, 78, of Marysville, died Monday evening, May 30, 2005,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she was a 1945 graduate of Union Rural High School.
She was born May 17, 1927, in Raymond, to the late Lisle C. and Sarah
Nessa Hinton Cross. She married Ernest Saunders on Sept. 26, 1946, in
Magnetic Springs, and he died April 18, 1994. She also was preceded in
death by an infant son, Tommy Joe Saunders; three grandchildren,
Stephanie, Stephan and Kevin Saunders; and a sister, Margaret Scott.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Jean Claude) Comeau of New
Brunswick, Canada, Terry E. (Diane) Saunders of Delaware, and David L.
(Kim) Saunders of Richwood; grandchildren, Kris (Patricia) Scheiderer,
Rick (Connie) Scheiderer, Julie (Matt) Reisinger, Nick (Jen) Scheiderer,
Alan Saunders, Denise (Mike) Wentz and Korey Saunders; 12
great-grandchildren; and brothers Jim Cross of Denver, Lisle (Eleanor)
Cross Jr. of Marysville, and Jerry (Judy) Cross of Kenton.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Claibourne
Cemetery, with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating. There will be no
public calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to UCATS (Union County Agency
Transportation Service) at 18000 Route 4, Suite D, Marysville, Ohio
43040.
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, is handling arrangements.

LORETTA GRAY SHANKS
Loretta Gray Shanks, 97, of Marysville, died Saturday morning, May 28,
2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was retired as a sales clerk from Gugel Hardware. She, along with
her husband, owned and operated the Luxmar Theatre in Milford Center.
A longtime member of First Congregational Church, she was a former
member of the Mayflower Circle of Kings Daughters for more than 60
years, and was a former member of the missionary guild of the church.
She was born Nov. 5, 1907, in Marysville, to the late Earl W. and Orpha
A. Parmer Gray. She was married Nov. 19, 1927, to Clayton B. Shanks. He
preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1997. She also was preceded in death
by a great-grandson, Mark Pinon; two sisters, Edna Arnold and Ruth
Kelley; and a brother, Charles Gray.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Ann (Marvin P.L.) Rausch of Casa
Grande, Az.; grandchildren, Sue (Dirk) Pinon and Brad (Debbie) Rausch;
great-grandchildren, Brian Pinon, John Draughn, William Draughn, Michael
Rausch and Patricia Rausch; great-great-grandchildren, Zoey and Kayla
Draughn; and a brother Robert Gray.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery,
with the Rev. Bobbie Campbell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church in
care of Ingram Funeral Home, which is completing arrangements.